Student and Teacher Creation Tools For All Ages/Subjects
Participate and share : Interactive session
Jenna Kraft Nancy Penchev
In this session, we will create with three different creation tools: MySimpleShow, Canva and AdobeSpark. These programs are easy to use, have a wide range of uses, and help teachers and students create and share amazing presentations. We will play, brainstorm ideas and view student projects.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||MySimpleShow
We will show how to create accounts in the session, but attendees can save time by joining ahead of time.,
|Topic:||Creativity & curation tools|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Purpose: Teachers are always on the look out for tools that allow students to create, be creative, and build prsentations that they can be proud of. In this session we will share 3 tools that are engaging for students and easy for teachers. These tools all charge large fees to buisnesses who use their products, but value teachers and education and show their support by providing teachers with free accounts.
Canva, MySimpleShow, and AdobeSpark are all amazing creation tools that kids love to use in class...and outside of class too!
We will share lessons and student creations, brainstorm ideas, and give "play time" for attendees to dig in and create with the comfort of supportive instructors. By the end of our time together attendees will have ideas for integrating these tools, have at least one product they can use when school starts back, and have a network of educators to bounce ideas off of beyond the conference time.
1. Introduction of presenters- 5 min
2. The Big 3 Overview- 5 min
3. MySimpleShow- how to and examples- 10
4. Canva- how to and examples- 10
5. AdobeSpark- how to and examples- 10
6. Jump in and play- 15
7. Brainstorm and follow each other- 5
This article from ThEdAdvocate explains the need for students to give presentations in order to build their skills. It encourages teachers to build students sharing skills from a young age so they become better as they grow.
In this Faculty Focus article the author describes how peers listen to other students presentations on a deeper level, especially if they are evaluating the presentations. The learningbenefits not only the presenter, but also the audience members.
Nancy Penchev is a STEM/Design Teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator. She has led webinars on Uncommon Test Prep for EdWeb.net and Common Sense Media and Teacher Tech for PBS SoCal. She was published in Teaching in the Middle magazine, Association of Middle Level Educators, ISTE point/counterpoint, and PBS SoCal Teacher Blog. Nancy founded Girls Building STEAM and is a local award winner for the National Council for Women in Information Technology and a 2019 honorable mention for the STEM Excellence award from ISTE. Conference presentations include local, state, and international conferences.