MB Day 2

Multimedia & Devices (Tablets/1:1/BYOD)

Please read each session description for specific device requirements.

Most sessions require a laptop or Chrombook but some need iOS devices.


Session Title

Session Description

Alice Chen

Move Over Hollywood!

Room 122

Learn how to create fantastically engaging videos with GoAnimate and WeVideo. Your students will become the movie makers they've always wanted to be. Come prepared to create a video-based project!

You will need these devices today:

- Laptop or Chromebook

- Smartphone, iPod touch, or tablet

- A headset or earbuds with a mic

Karl Lindgren-Streicher & Reuben Hoffman

Mobile Photography: Teachers / Students Creating Images and Sharing Learning

Room 101

Mobile photography provides an opportunity to be artistic, analytical, share experiences, and incorporate the real world into personal learning. An image can be the springboard for expressing ideas and enhancing understanding through digital media, critical thinking skills encouraged through Common Core. Join us as we explore and discuss the following: 1. How mobile photography can be used by teachers when creating engaging content and how students can use it to express themselves, demonstrate learning, and be creative. 2. How teachers and students can use social media to share and displaying the everyday experiences of the classroom. 

Bring a mobile device - phone or tablet - that takes pictures to this session as well as a laptop or Chromebook. Please make sure you have downloaded Instagram and Google Drive as well as created an Instagram account on your mobile device!

Kate Petty

Bring Lesson Plans into the 21st Century...And Have a Blast Doing It!

Room 124

You have a 1:1 classroom and now must ask yourself "What can I do now that I couldn't do before?" Move beyond your textbook and turn your awesome lessons into amazing, jaw-dropping lessons. You will learn how to create Multi-Media text sets for your students - which gives yourself time for rotations and small group pull-outs. The resources you will to integrate into your lessons are out of this world.

This is a laptop or Chromebook session.

Lisa Nowakowski

If You're Appy

and You Know It

Room 125

There are several great Apps available. We will look at creation Apps. Lego Movie Maker is creative, FREE, stop-animation movie maker. iMovie provides quality creations for FREE, too. This workshop provides hands-on experience with creating. - Props will be provided! Beginner to Advanced Please bring an iOS device for Lego Movie Maker. iMovie can be used with an iOS device or an Apple Laptop.

Moss Pike

Digital Storytelling

Room 126

Stories have the power to captivate and engage audiences, given their ability to inspire wonder and curiosity. Storytelling, therefore, can be one of the more effective teaching tools for both students and teachers. WIth this in mind, we'll explore digital storytelling in this session, using a wide variety of ditigal story tools like Pixton, along with infographics using easel.ly and Piktochart, and memes with Memeful and quickmeme. Let's learn how to tell our stories using these tool and share them with wider audiences. Please bring a laptop. Level: Beginner

Nancy Minicozzi

Work Different With Your Mobile Device

Room 100

Creating and publishing are key elements of CCSS. Use the apps on your mobile device to stimulate student creativity and redefine student reports and projects. We will cover Thinglink, StoryKit, and Shadow Puppet Edu. We will share examples of student work and discuss some simple workflows to use these apps effectively with your students. A brainstorming session will help us come up with even more imaginative ways to use these apps. This is a hands-on session, so please bring a mobile device (Thinglink, StoryKit*, Shadow Puppet Edu*) and a headset or earbuds with a mic. *Apps not currently available for Android.

Jen Roberts

Writing and Citing with Google Tools

Room 111

Let’s write. We all want students writing more and Google tools make it easy. Common Core requires students to use evidence in their writing. This session is all about evidence; how to find it, how to cite it, how to crowdsource it, to create success for everyone. Classroom-tested, student-approved, pedagogy to get your students writing and citing.

John Stevens

Make Something ARmazing

Room 123

Augmented Reality is taking the ordinary world and making it come alive. With a little bit of time and an iOS device, you can augment traditional education into something that students will be talking about for long after they're out of your class. During our time, we will be creating AR lessons with your current content and showing the possibilities of students creating AR to prove mastery of a myriad of CCSS or NGSS standards. Show up to this session if you are ready to create new and ARmazing content.

Victoria Olson

Screencasting for Visible Thinking and Learning

Room 112

Explore the potential of visible thinking and learning with screencasting apps for the iPad. Apps like Explain Everything, Educreations, and ShowMe will be used to import and annotate files to create your very own screencasted videos for presentations, explanations, or directions. Victoria will provide concrete elementary examples of how screencasting can be used to empower authentic student learning and self-assessment skills. Get your students creating with screencasting!

Please bring an iPad with Explain Everything downloaded onto it (or team up with a friend who has one)! Victoria will also be able to provide some additional iPads with the app as well.