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A Cheeto Moment Mindset

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 117

Explore and create: Exploratory Creation lab
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Digital Citizenship & Literacy District Specialist
Tana wants you to know she was a final four finalist to be Wichita Kansas' baseball team's ballpark announcer. Sadly, she was not selected. So, she spends her time coaching classroom teachers to the best they can be and have more tech skills than they know they have. Making technology tools relevant to students is her super power. Her favorite activity in the world is spending time with her son. Well. . . most days. Teenagers!

Session description

Steven Spielberg uses Cheetos Moments to stop, stay positive, be directive and try again. Learn how to fail with friends while learning new student-centered relevant ways for students to show their learning such as memes, music parodies, TikToks, emojis and plenty more!

Purpose & objective

* Participants will be able to try to ideas with tools of comfort such as PowerPoints, Canva, or other presentation tools.
* Common tools will be used, how they will be used differently or with new ideas.
* The model used will be challengers, worktime, sharing, then brainstorming applications ideas.
* Success evidence is learners' participation, attempting ideas & leaving with a new comfort integration level.
*Lastly, educators seeing that music, Memes, or even TikTok can connect students to their curriculum.

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The presenter(s) with share a tool with a challenge. There will be 4-5 challenges. Attendees will learn the challenge, DO the challenge, digitally share their product, then brainstorm application of the concept.
An example could be Canva & MEMES. BUT meme creation is curriculum connections versus behavior.
Another challenge will involve TikTok-esque video creation. TikTok has different categories of videos. One area is just sharing knowledge. Students CAN just open a video tool, share what they know, explain how they know something, or share their knowledge. There are other TikTok categories that will be shared & explored as well.

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Session specifications

Creativity & curation tools
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
All websites that will be used will be common websites or shared in a manner anyone can use: examples: spreedsheet, Canva, & their own presentation tool of choice such as Keynote, PowerPoint, Buncee, Book Creator, etc. . .
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.