NOTE: Please see Session Descriptions for Sessions 1-3 for information on repeat Sessions.
Title: Five Secret Ways to Immunize Your Students Against FAKE NEWS, Alternative Facts, and Click Bait!
Presenter: Rosalind Robb and David Wall
Do you want to help your students develop a resistance to fake news that boosts their ability to think critically about what they see, read, and hear in the news media and in social media? Uncover how the drama and believability of fake news is constructed to earn money and generate power and influence for its creators. During this session you will have the opportunity to activate your awareness of the difference between fact and fabrication encountered on the Internet, and acquire teaching strategies that infuse critical thinking and the Ethics and Responsibility descriptors of LwICT in your curriculum from K-12. Bring your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Audience: K - 12
Title: Introduction to Plickers
Presenter: Kaitlyn Cochrane
Plickers is a free online interactive assessment tool. Students have paper cards each with individual codes which are scanned by a teacher device instantly recording student answers. This program can be used in any subject or with any grade. The teacher is able to generate their own set of questions applicable to what students are learning. The session will further explain what Plickers is, how to use it and how to view data from student responses. It is recommended that teachers bring a device to create their own accounts.
Audience: K - 12
Title: Office to G Suite
Presenter: Troy Sigvaldason
Using Office & Google together is a very feasible task and I'll show you how! Google Drive supports viewing and editing Word files natively now, so your favorite template from Word 2003 will work without having to convert it to a Google Doc!! That being said, I'll show you how to do some conversions, how to backup your data to the cloud and fall down any rabbit hole anyone in attendance wants to lead me down.
Prerequisites: Microsoft Office / G Suite for Education
Audience: Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years, K-12, Administration