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SUHSD Tech Showcase 2017 has ended
SUHSD Teachers, you are invited to a hands-on technology conference designed and conducted by our own SUHSD teachers.

Here is your chance to discuss, learn and practice in a supportive, hands-on environment.
Sign-up only for the sessions you want.  Space is limited.
You will be paid for each technology session you attend.
Chromebooks will be provided, but if you want, bring your own laptop/tablet/Chromebook. 

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Critical Thinking [clear filter]
Thursday, January 5
 

8:30am

What the #%*^ is GAFE?
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
This will cover the basics features and will delve into more advanced features incorporating GAfE.

Description:

This session will address Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and how to incorporate them into lessons. This session will mainly focus on google docs, slides, sheets, and drawing to create interactive lessons that are way more then just type in the answer to questions lessons.

Objectives:
Teachers will learn what are google apps for education Teachers will learn how to turn a lesson into a digital format using GAFE Teachers will incorporate multiple google apps together to create a hyperdoc.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am
Rm 406

8:30am

Tech Tools - Together They Are Stronger
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Because this session involves working with Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, it is best of participants have a basic foundation in working with these apps. No pre-knowledge of Google Sheet formulas is required. 

Description:
This session will introduce a research project that allows students to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to participate in data collection, organization, and presentation. The example project shown will be an electronic reading log that tracks students' reading lives, including academic, personal, and service reading, and then allows them to share their findings in an academic presentation. The project idea, however, can be adapted to other subjects as content teachers see fit and generally promotes students' ownership of their learning and comfort with technology.

Objectives:
Participants will... - understand the ways Google can facilitate students' participation in research. - see how various Google apps can be used together harmoniously and receive copies of all presented materials, including copies of Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. - experiment with their own Google Form, Google Sheet, and Google Slide so that their own students can do data collection and presentation. - be offered free time for more advanced users of Google and step-by-step whole-class instructions for intermediate users.

Presenters

Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am
Rm 405

8:30am

"Stop Fakin' It"
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisite:
Minimal experience with Chromebooks.

Description:
This session is to provide teacher tips and tricks to help them be more comfortable with the technology in the classroom. I will cover how to utilize Google Classroom,Google Forms, and Google Cast for Education. I will also show the teachers other tools to implement in the classroom such as Quizlet and Draftback

Objectives:
Teachers will be able to create assignments to Google Classroom with all of the necessary material regardless of its format.
Teachers will be able to understand how Google Cast works and its implications in the classroom. 
Teachers will understand how Draftback can assist them in determining the authenticity of student work.

Presenters
avatar for Jenness Bowling

Jenness Bowling

Social Studies Teacher


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am
Rm 403

9:45am

SAMR Moonshots - Amplifying Technology's Impact on Learning and Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
An interest in exploring how technology uniquely supports learning and teaching.

Description:
SAMR is a framework that teachers can use to consider how they are using technology to support learning.

Objectives:
Participants in this workshop will use the SAMR framework to redefine how they are using technology to support learning.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Appel

Rob Appel

Educational Technologist, Salinas Union High School District
Rob Appel is an educational technology TOSA for the Salinas Union High School District. This is his 20th year in education. He is an advocate for using technology to enhance and transform learning and teaching. He has taught social studies, web design, and digital video production... Read More →


Thursday January 5, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Rm 408

11:00am

The 4Cs Playground
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
A Chromebook or laptop.

Description:

Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, and Communication (aka the 4C's) have been identified as essential skills for the 21st Century. Technology can amplify the development of these skills in our students.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to collaborate and think critically to create and communicate classroom activities and/or lesson ideas that reinforce the 4C’s!

Presenters
avatar for Rob Appel

Rob Appel

Educational Technologist, Salinas Union High School District
Rob Appel is an educational technology TOSA for the Salinas Union High School District. This is his 20th year in education. He is an advocate for using technology to enhance and transform learning and teaching. He has taught social studies, web design, and digital video production... Read More →


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 408

11:00am

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 406

11:00am

Going In-Depth with Google Searches for Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisite:
This lesson assumes basic aptitude in typing and technology. 

Description:
This fast-moving presentation (very little time for interactivity) will demonstrate some of the versatility of Google as a student research tool. Help students perform various targeted Google searches, advanced Google Image searches, Google Scholar searches, specific site inquiries, analysis of the credibility of sources, and citation of sources.

Objectives:
Walk away with a list of Google tools and search techniques that can aid students in research.

Presenters
avatar for David Garrison

David Garrison

English Teacher, EAHS
I teach 9th and 10th grade English at EAHS and am on way too many committees. I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy extreme sports, traveling, backpacking, reading, cooking, and video games.


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 405

11:00am

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 403
 
Friday, January 6
 

8:30am

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Rm 403

8:30am

Tech Tools - Together They Are Stronger
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Because this session involves working with Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, it is best of participants have a basic foundation in working with these apps. No pre-knowledge of Google Sheet formulas is required. 

Description:
This session will introduce a research project that allows students to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to participate in data collection, organization, and presentation. The example project shown will be an electronic reading log that tracks students' reading lives, including academic, personal, and service reading, and then allows them to share their findings in an academic presentation. The project idea, however, can be adapted to other subjects as content teachers see fit and generally promotes students' ownership of their learning and comfort with technology.

Objectives:
Participants will... - understand the ways Google can facilitate students' participation in research. - see how various Google apps can be used together harmoniously and receive copies of all presented materials, including copies of Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. - experiment with their own Google Form, Google Sheet, and Google Slide so that their own students can do data collection and presentation. - be offered free time for more advanced users of Google and step-by-step whole-class instructions for intermediate users.

Presenters

Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am
Rm 405

8:30am

ePortfolios: a Collaborative Workshop to Design an SUHSD ePortfolio
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
Some familiarity with digital tools will facilitate the design process for our ePortfolios, and help us develop protocols and anticipate logistical issues.

Description:

ePortfolios are a superb way for students to demonstrate their growth and to showcase both their skills and their learning, while providing a powerful tool for authentic assessment. If you agree that creating and maintaining an ePortfolio is an idea whose time has officially come for SUHSD, then your help is needed! Join us as we roll up our sleeves and co-create an ePortfolio format that will serve our students well as they become fluent 21st century learners.

Objectives:
Teachers will:
  • Review various purposes and formats for ePortfolios across all content areas 
  • Share our practices of (or ideas for) portfolio development in our respective subject areas & grade levels 
  • Harness Design Thinking concepts to co-create optimal ePortfolio design(s) and best practices for ePortfolio development across the curriculum and across grade levels

Presenters
avatar for Rob Appel

Rob Appel

Educational Technologist, Salinas Union High School District
Rob Appel is an educational technology TOSA for the Salinas Union High School District. This is his 20th year in education. He is an advocate for using technology to enhance and transform learning and teaching. He has taught social studies, web design, and digital video production... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Bernasconi

Natalie Bernasconi

English teacher, Salinas Union High District
I've taught for over 25 years, including 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades, plus undergrad, master's level f2f and online courses. I'm an English teacher by profession, but also have a passion for technology and for digital citizenship. I believe strongly in the power of collaboration... Read More →


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Rm 409

9:45am

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Friday January 6, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Rm 406

11:00am

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 406

11:00am

Going In-Depth with Google Searches for Student Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
This lesson assumes basic aptitude in typing and technology. 

Description:
This fast-moving presentation (very little time for interactivity) will demonstrate some of the versatility of Google as a student research tool. Help students perform various targeted Google searches, advanced Google Image searches, Google Scholar searches, specific site inquiries, analysis of the credibility of sources, and citation of sources.

Objectives:
Walk away with a list of Google tools and search techniques that can aid students in research.

Presenters
avatar for David Garrison

David Garrison

English Teacher, EAHS
I teach 9th and 10th grade English at EAHS and am on way too many committees. I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy extreme sports, traveling, backpacking, reading, cooking, and video games.


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 405

11:00am

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 403