Presentations

The following is a list of presentations I have given or plan to give at various conferences.

If you are interested in having me present on one or more of the following topics, please contact me at fox@AppEducation.com.

Google Tips and Tricks for the Common Core Classroom

This is a 3 hour workshop focusing on Google Tools for beginners and intermediate Google users. This sessions focuses on how to organize your Drive and how to use Docs, Forms, spreadsheets, and drawing tools. The best thing about all of these tools is that they are collaborative tools. In this session you will learn how to use these tools to enhance your teaching of Common Core.

Presentation given at:

  • Escondido Union School District PD Day – August 2014

Blogging

This session not only discusses the benefits of teachers as bloggers, but also ways to inspire student bloggers.

Presentation given at:

  • San Marcos Writing Project – January 2015

Google Hangouts: Connect Your Classroom to the World

Connected educators connect their students to the world. Learn how to utilize Google Hangouts to not only connect yourself to the world, but to open a window to the world for your students. You will learn how to use Google+ features to find other connected educators. In addition, I will share fun interactive connections your students can have with other classrooms such as Mystery Location Calls, Mystery Character, and Mystery Career Calls. These Google Hangout games embody the 4 Cs of the Common Core: create, collaborate, communicate, and critical think.

Presentation given at:

  • CUE Rockstar La Jolla – June 2015
  • CUE Palm Springs – March 2015 (a variation of this presentation)
  • San Diego County Office of Education GAFE Summit – April 2015
  • Escondido Union School District EdTech2U – January 2015
  • EdTechTeam GAFE Summit San Diego – October 2014
  • San Diego County Office of Education Web Tool Wednesday – 2014
  • San Diego County Office of Education GAFE Summit – November 2013

Sketchnoting in the STEAM Classroom

Sketchnoting is a visual and creative way to summarize and demonstrate what you have learned while integrating the arts into science, social studies, and math. In this session you will learn how to take sketchnotes on your iOS device using sketching apps like Paper53 and you will learn how to app smash your sketchnotes with other apps.

Presentation given at:

  • CUE Rockstar La Jolla – June 2015
  • EdTechTeam iOS Summit Orange County – May 2015
  • San Marcos Writing Project – March 2015

How to Build and Sustain an App Smashing Culture

(Best Use of iOS Apps in the Classroom)

The Common Core expects students to create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically. This means our students need to use iOS apps in an innovative way to demonstrate their learning to think critically about the world around them. In addition, the power of student choice and the ability to share one’s work with a larger audience than the teacher is of great importance. This session you will learn how to effectively create and sustain a culture of app smashing in your classroom.

Presentation given at:

  • CUE Rockstar La Jolla – June 2015
  • EdTechTeam iOS Summit Orange County – May 2015
  • San Marcos Writing Project – December 2014

Teaching with Technology

At the heart of the Common Core are the 4 Cs. While the Standards cover the skills our students must master to be academically successful, the need to “Create, Collaborate, Communicate and Think Critically” are the keys to learning in the 21st Century. This session will show educators of all ability levels how to harness the power of technology to inspire deeper learning, connect academics with real world experiences, and guide students to be creators of content rather than just consumers of it.

Specific topics to include:

  • Leveraging the power of the camera to make rigorous, real-world connections
  • Must-have apps and web tools that engage students and inspire creativity
  • Student blogging that promotes critical thinking
  • The power of Google Hangouts and Skype to collaborate and communicate in today’s world
  • Using the SAMR Model to ensure educators continue to evolve with technology

Presentation given at:

  • Antelope Valley Union High School District PD Day – May 2015

iOS Apps for the 4 Cs

San Gabriel Valley CUE- Coffee Break

This is a special 3 hour workshop I am giving for the San Gabriel Valley CUE Coffee Break session on March 8, 2014.  In this workshop I will share with you how I have used iPods and iPads in my classroom to enhance student engagement while providing my students opportunities to utilize critical 21st century skills: create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically. I will explain the critical difference between skill review apps and creative apps and share with your the SAMR model of technology integration. Don’t expect to just come home with a list full of great apps. Expect to play, practice, and create just the way you would want your students to learn. Bring your iPad or iPod and get ready to get hands on with some powerful creative apps.

iOS Apps for the 4 Cs

Learn how to use iOS apps to help your students innovate with the 4 Cs: create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. I will share with you the critical difference between a creative app and a skill review app. In addition, we will take a look into the SAMR model and you will learn how to reach for the redefinition level of technology integration. Learn how to teach your students to use their device to get creative! Visit my blog post about this presentation here.

  • EdTechTeacher iPad Summit San Diego – January 2014
  • San Diego CUE Tech Fair – November  2013

Collaborative Google Slam Session

These sessions are not run by me, but rather I have been part of a panel of Google Certified teachers who have a set amount of time to share their latest and greatest Google Tips.

  • CUE Palm Springs – March 2015 – How to personalize your Google using Paper 53
  • SDCUE – November 2014 – How to personalize your Google using Paper 53
  • San Gabriel Valley CUE –  October 2013- Presented about Mystery Location Calls with Google Hangouts
  • San Diego CUE – November 2013- Presented about using the app extension Color Pic Eyedropper to find hex codes to create custom colors to annotate an image in Google draw. Then I showed how you can make these images links or buttons on your website to spice up the design of your Google site.

Connecting Classrooms: Mystery Location Calls

Learn how to connect your students with classrooms from around the world via Skype or Google Hangouts. This is a game based connection where students ask yes/no type of questions in order to try and figure out where the other class is located in the world. Students practice the art of deductive thinking while refining their geography skills. Learn how to make this powerful learning opportunity happen in your classroom.

Presentation given/to be given at:

  • EduSlam Session –  August 2013: Watch it here.
  • Inspiring Idea Slam at Google Teacher Academy –  Chicago July 2013
  • Edcamp HOME, July 2013: Watch it here.

Twitter is a Teacher Superpower!

Do you have Twitter Power? Most of you think of Twitter as just another social media time suck. Well I am here to profess to you that Twitter is a powerful tool for educators, like yourself. I will share with you how Twitter has transformed my teaching and provided me with connections to like-minded educators. Join me (@AppEducationFox) to learn about the power of the hashtag, how to participate in live Twitter edchats, and much, much more. I tweet, what is your superpower! Link to my blog post about this topic.

Presentation given/to be given at:

  • CUE Rockstar La Jolla – June 2015
  • San Diego CUE Tech Fair – November 2013
  • San Gabriel Valley CUE Tech Fair – October 2013
  • Web Tools Wednesday, San Diego County Office of Education – July  2013
  • EdTech2U, March 2013

App Differently: Use Apps to Create!

This was not a formal session, but rather a collaborate Edcamp Style presentation where teachers shared app ideas for apps that can be used to enhance the 4 Cs: create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. Link to my blog post about this session.

  • Edcamp Los Angeles, January 2013

It’s Not What App You Use, It’s How You Use It

Learn about educationally sound apps that are worthy of your students’ time. Understand the difference between ‘creative apps’ versus ‘skill review’ apps. Encourage those essential 21st Century skills: collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Come away with a list of apps that are sure to get your students to think creatively. Link to my blog post about this presentation.

Presentation given/to be given at:

  • San Diego CUE: November, 2012
  • California State University, San Marcos Credential Students: March, 2013
  • Lilac School Staff Meeting, February 2013

Write On: iPods and iPads During Writing

Are you looking for ideas to integrate iPods and iPads into your writing block? In this session, you will learn about effective apps and resources that will inspire your students to write! Link to my blog post about this presentation. 

Presentation given/to be given at:

  • San Diego CUE: November, 2012