Transforming Math Assessments in AIR Preparation through Edcite

Would you like to make your traditional tests digital? Better yet, would you like to make them look like AIR assessments? Still better, would you like them to auto-grade? Join us to learn how to do this through Edcite.

Presented by April McGough (SV) and George France (NV)

From the ad: Would you like to make your traditional tests digital? Better yet, would you like to make them look like AIR assessments? Still better, would you like them to auto-grade? Join us to learn how to do this through Edcite.

Participants will . . . learn the basic functions of Edcite to create assessments and curate assessments from others. Most of the session will be spent in converting, finding, and creating individual questions and full assessments, with focus on AIR type questions like drag and drop, free response, drawing points and lines, and multiple choice. Participants will leave with created items and assessments.
Video Link and Introduction to Edcite

Resource Links

Sylvania Digital Learning Resource on Edcite

Edcite Link  

Edcite Math Tutorial

Simple Quizzes with the New Quiz Mode in Google Forms

Flubaroo users! Did you notice that Google Forms just took over a whole bunch of Flubaroo’s cool grading powers? It’s all part of the new Forms Quiz Mode. Learn how to use it for autograding and data gathering.

Presented by Kathryn Nelson

From the ad: Flubaroo users! Did you notice that Google Forms just took over a whole bunch of Flubaroo’s cool grading powers? It’s all part of the new Forms Quiz Mode. Learn how to use it for autograding and data gathering.
Participants will learn about the great new features (and a few limitations) of using Forms with Quiz options. This workshop will include a brief presentation followed by plenty of time to create self-grading Forms on your own or with help from the instructor. Participants should expect to leave with at least three classroom ready instruments. Please come prepared with your upcoming quizzes, homework assignments and/or study guides that you are interested in converting to Forms with the new autograding and/or automatic feedback features.

Video Link and Introduction

Resources

Session Presentation

Training Center

SDL Cool Trick: Quizzes and Images in Google Forms

SDL Resource Update: The New Google Forms

IXL Math for Individual Student Learning

IXL helps students experience math at its most mesmerizing, offering personalized practice recommendations for each student and differentiated approaches, offering visual representations, interactive activities, and more. Learn how to use this resource for student independence in the math classroom!

Presented by Karma Vince and Julie Young

From the ad: IXL helps students experience math at its most mesmerizing, offering personalized practice recommendations for each student and differentiated approaches, offering visual representations, interactive activities, help on questions that are missed and more. Learn how to use this resource for student independence in the math classroom!
Participants will create a 30 day free trial of MathIXL. Anyone is able to use up to 20 questions per day for free – so this tool can be used by everyone for openers and review on a daily basis.  Your students could also use this at home.  Using this trial, participants will explore the activities available.

Video Link and Introduction:

Resource Links:

 IXL Math   

Information on IXL Math  

6th Grade Standards  

7th Grade Standards   

8th Grade Standards

Google Classroom for Beginners or Recent Beginners

Are you not yet using Google Classroom? Are you using it, but not feeling like you’re using it to its potential? Join us for a session designed to make you comfortable with this excellent online classroom and its ever-improving functions.

Presented by Sara Nelson (TS) and Jen McDonald (TS)

re you not yet using Google Classroom? Are you using it, but not feeling like you’re using it to its potential? Join us for a session designed to make you comfortable with this excellent online classroom and its ever-improving functions.

Participants will learn the basic functions of Google Classroom, the new functions this year, and how to utilize this resource to run an effective classroom setting.  Most of the session will be spent settign up your own Classroom account and learning how to make the program work best for you in your classes.

Video Links and Introduction

Resource Links

Classroom Help

SDL Resource Introduction: Google Classroom

SDL Cool Trick: Share to Classroom

SDL Cool Trick: Review Discussions in Google Classroom

SDL Cool Trick: End of Year Wrap-up for Google Classroom

SDL Resource Update: Google Classroom Reaches out to Parents!

 

Digital Tools for Grammar Training

English teachers! Would you like to use digital resources to help your students master grammar standards? Join us for tours of online resources like NoRedInk, IXL, Collections, and more to discover how you can create interactive grammar lessons and empower students for independent work.

Presented by Amy Schloegl (NV) and Sam Stevens (SV)

From the ad: English teachers! Would you like to use digital resources to help your students master grammar standards? Join us for tours of online resources like NoRedInk, IXL, Collections, and more to discover how you can create interactive grammar lessons and empower students for independent work.

Participants will gain awareness of grammar tools included in Collections, including presentations and downloadable handouts. Additionally, participants will learn the basics of grammar sites such as NoRedInk and IXL. The majority of the PD session will be devoted to teachers exploring each of the grammar tools and developing materials to benefit their students.

Are your students guilty of word crimes?

Video Link and Introduction

Resources

Session Presentation

NoRedInk

IXL

Grammarly for Chrome

Grammar Girl

 

 

Nearpod for Next Generation Presentations

The old fashioned, teacher-worshipping PowerPoint presentation is quickly dying. Check out what’s replacing it with NearPod. Learn how you can create a presentation that students engage with through interactive elements like quizzes, discussion, and polls. Make your lectures student-centered activities and watch the benefits!

Presented by Rebecca Griffey (McCord)

From the ad: The old fashioned, teacher-worshipping PowerPoint presentation is quickly dying. Check out what’s replacing it with Nearpod. Learn how you can create a presentation that students engage with through interactive elements like quizzes, discussion, and polls. Make your lectures student-centered activities and watch the benefits!

Participants will learn the basic functions of Nearpod. This session will begin with an interactive demonstration of the tools utilized within Nearpod to create presentations.  Following the demonstration, participants will be given time to create their own lessons using Nearpod. Participants will leave the session with a completed Nearpod presentation. Please come prepared with a lesson you wish to create using Nearpod.
Check out this introduction of Nearpod!

Resource Links

https://nearpod.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkO3QhbTvgw

http://www.learninginspired.com/10-ways-of-using-nearpod-in-the-classroom

 

IEP Writing for Alignment and Digital Process

Struggling through writing IEP’s? You can cut down on that work with some simple tips and digital tools. Join us to learn how to use STAR assessments, and Google Forms for quick and easy data gathering and faster writing of IEP goals.

Presented by: Jackie Cousino and Mallory Gebers

Struggling through writing IEP’s? You can cut down on that work with some simple tips and digital tools. Join us to learn how to use STAR assessments, and Google Forms for quick and easy data gathering and faster writing of IEP goals.

Participants will . . .

Have the opportunity to work on IEP goal creation and transition plan using the tools and technology that they learn in this session.

Video Link and Introduction

Resource Links

STAR Website

Session Presentation

eBooks for Students with Special Needs through Bookshare

Did you know that students with IEP’s and 504’s may qualify for free ebooks and audiobooks? It’s all in Bookshare, a digital resource that provides support for students with disabilities and the teachers that support them. Learn how to make the most of the opportunity!

Presented by Laurie McCrary

Did you know that students with IEP’s and 504’s may qualify for free ebooks and audiobooks? It’s all in Bookshare, a digital resource that provides support for students with disabilities and the teachers that support them. Learn how to make the most of the opportunity!

Participants will . . .

Get hands on experience by creating their own classroom accounts to access ebooks and audiobooks by

  • Managing a student roster
  • Assigning books to students
  • View download history
  • Download ebooks and audiobooks
  • Use the reading tools.

Video Link and Introduction

Resource Links:

Bookshare Website Tour

How to Use Bookshare’s Reading Lists

How to Set Up Student Logins

Help Students Read with Bookshare Web Reader

SDL eBook Guide