Too Many Tools, Too Little Time
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Beckerman Athletic Center
225 Skiff Street Hamden, CT
5:15- 5:30 Arrival and Check In
5:30-6:15 Dinner – New Haven Pizza, Salad, Beer, Wine, Soda
6:10- Introduction/ Welcome – Lorri Carroll, Hamden Hall Country Day School
6:15-6:35 – “Formative Assessment using Google Apps”
Nina Basinet, Marek Beck, Matt Dandola, and David Saunders- Greenwich Country Day Middle School
Google Apps are a powerful and efficient way to assess student thinking and performance across all disciplines in real time. This presentation will showcase dynamic uses of Google Docs, Sites, Forms, and Presentations. Come learn how Google Apps can offer a platform where educators can be well equipped to effectively monitor and assess student learning as a means to inform instruction.
6:40- 7:00 – “Notesplus”
Bridget Gagney Miss Porter’s
Remember the 5 subject notebook? Take a look at the new digital notebook! Come and see how a History department incorporated a digital notebook that has something for all types of notetakers. See how students are using this tool and translated it into all of their academic areas.
7:05-7:25 – “ Using Lego Robotics to Enhance the Math/Science Curriculum”
Lloyd Mitchell, Technology Coordinator, The Unquowa School
How can robotics offer challenging and creative ways to apply math and science concepts within the curriculum? We will take a look at a few math and science concepts and how robotics can be used to advance these skills through a series of STEM challenges that kids love!
Matt Winkler, South Kent
The iPad glows with potential for both learning … and distractions. Nearpod is the app you’ve been waiting for! Students enter a code to join the teacher’s real-time podcast of images, videos, interactive questions, and instant feedback. But if a student “swipes out” of the Nearpod lesson, his name turns red on the teacher’s dashboard. Bring your iPad, iPhone, or laptop to experience Nearpod from a student’s perspective.
7:55-8:15 “Textbook 2.0”
Jon Shee, St. Luke’s School
Want to create your own interactive textbook? Jon Shee will show how to use iBooks Author to create a beautiful, custom text that students can use on their iPads or as PDF files. Interactive features will “wow” your students. An easy-to-use interface makes the creation of your book a snap. Jon will share pitfalls to avoid and handy tips that will make your book-creating process easy and fun.