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So, You Want to Do More With Classroom ...

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 204C

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Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc.
A short form bio is an interesting thing when you have been around for a while. Let’s just say it all revolves around getting the best student experiences in classrooms and helping students. I was a teacher for 10 years (thanks CD Hylton, Wheeler, and North Atlanta.) I was a coach (thanks Kennesaw State iTeach.) I have been lucky enough to present all over the country, and meet some amazing people. It has all led to doing what I love by helping teachers integrate coding in any subject!

Session description

You're a Classroom master, but you know this tool can do more. This session is all about that. We focus on tips, apps and ideas to use Classroom in nontraditional ways. This session will bring out the Classroom expert in you.

Purpose & objective

The objective of this presentation is to move Classroom users further down the line. We spend time giving tips and tricks with each type of post, talk about apps that you can use with Classroom, collaborate on ideas to use Classroom in creative ways, and talk about the extensions that make classroom work. Of course, there is also time to collaborate and play!

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{Let’s Start With Some Tips and Tricks-} Organization and transitioning to Google tools is the key for any Google Classroom. Learn some tips and tricks for it to make life easy.
{Tips for Assignment Post-} Assignment posts are the heart of Classroom. They can be used for all kinds of things, including personalization, discussions, and turning in digital media. Learn all about them here
{Apps That You Can Add-} There are great ed-tech apps that let you post directly into Classroom. Let’s learn about some.
{Even More Apps in Drive-} Google Drive gives you a load of apps you can add and use in Classroom. Let’s look at some of the best.
{Some Alternative Ideas for Classroom-} Google tools give you some tremendous essential functions, but you can get more creative with them as well. Let’s get some fantastic ideas!

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Supporting research

Having a great learning management system is all about personalization. It allows you to present multiple options to students both in content and choice of activity. With that being said, research showing the efficacy of personalized learning and student choice applies here. Some options include:
Student Choice

Personalized Learning

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Session specifications

Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session