Secondary Science

"I'm a science teacher looking for ideas for sharing resources and offering new ways for students to learn."

Suggested Sessions: 

9:00
Sharing Resources, Documents, and Assessments with Colleagues and Students - Marsha Tyson and Ben Fortel, Battle High - Come to our session and add to your ipad toolbox. We will share what we have learned at Battle High School this year about sharing resources, documents and assessments. We encourage your participation as you learn how we utilize Google Drive, Teacher Websites, and QR codes to share documents with colleagues and students. We will also show you how we get it back using Showbie, a free easy way to markup work without clogging your inbox. We will also weave in some easy assessment tricks for your classroom. Apps to download prior to attending: Nearpod, Showbie, Google Drive, QRafter, Notability (pay app).

Apps in the Cloud - Jeff Cochran and Patrick Sasser, CACCSo many tools, so little time. This fast-paced session should help you generate ideas for later application. Watch demonstration of cloud-based apps used to save time and integrate technology into the classroom. Session includes: Google tools, QR codes, concept maps, word clouds, polling apps, texting apps, and Chrome browser extensions and app options.

10:00
Sharing Resources, Documents, and Assessments with Colleagues and Students - Marsha Tyson and Ben Fortel, Battle High - Come to our session and add to your ipad toolbox. We will share what we have learned at Battle High School this year about sharing resources, documents and assessments. We encourage your participation as you learn how we utilize Google Drive, Teacher Websites, and QR codes to share documents with colleagues and students. We will also show you how we get it back using Showbie, a free easy way to markup work without clogging your inbox. We will also weave in some easy assessment tricks for your classroom. Apps to download prior to attending: Nearpod, Showbie, Google Drive, QRafter, Notability (pay app).

Do Your Students Geddit? - Justin Mann, Geddit App Developer - Have you ever wanted to know if all students understand? Geddit goes beyond quizzing to gather real-time formative assessment data to leverage the power of your 1:1 classroom. Geddit is a free tool, created by teachers and students. You will learn how to track student confidence, techniques for responding to real-time needs and finally how to connect the dots with Geddit reports to make simple data driven decisions about your classroom. 

12:00
Socrative: Enjoy the Energy of the Moment - James Melton, CPS Fine Arts Coordinator - Learn to use any personal learning device as a student response device. Who needs a specialized clicker or proprietary system for administering fast opinion polls, quick quizzes, exit tickets, and even more elaborate assessments. Socrative can be what you make it, but for students the possibility to be exciting and engaging in the moment is a learning opportunity not wasted. If you would prefer, please download the official apps on the Google Play StoreApple App Store, or at the Windows App StoreNo download is necessary and we will fully explore the possibilities together.  

Flipped Classrooms - Hannah Nandor, Battle HighHave you ever wondered what a flipped classroom actually looks like? Are you hesitant because you don't know where to start? Do you have concerns about having a flipped classroom? Come and learn how one teacher flipped her room half-way through the school year...and made it work! We will talk about some flipped philosophy, strategies and how to make it work in your classroom.

1:00
Science, Technology, and STEM in the Middle School - Beth Newton, Oakland Middle Need sustainable strategies for integrating technology into the science classroom? Digital note booking, assessment and projects. Learn about great apps that make it all happen. ( nearpod, iMovie, Evernote, showbie, socrative).
 
Flipped, Tipped or Tilted? Chalk it up to Blackboard - Pam Close and Rachel Tinsley, Hickman High - Not ready for a fully flipped classroom? Use the myriad of tools on the Blackboard learning platform to make curricular resources available to students, while gathering formative feedback of student learning. This session is in the style of an EduCamp, and peer-to-peer sharing within the session is encouraged. We will share our experience and projects using Blackboard in General and AP classrooms, and hope to learn from you as well. Bring ideas to share and explore new avenues of online student collaboration and assessment with your colleagues.

Learning Management Systems 101: An Entry-Level Look at Edmodo and Teachers.io. - Michael Collins, Battle High - This session is intended to introduce teachers to Edmodo and Teachers.io, Learning Management Systems through which you can organize, communicate, and pass electronic material to your class (and more!). Think of them like class websites v2.0. Please download the following Apps: Edmodo, MyHomework, Teachers.io, Educreations, GoogleDrive