My Sessions for OETC 2015

posted Feb 7, 2015, 9:20 AM by Eric Curts   [ updated Feb 7, 2015, 9:25 AM ]
I am excited and honored to once again present at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC 2015) in Columbus this February 10th through 12th. I always look forward to this opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at OETC 2015, along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!

My Sessions:
  • Online Assessments Toolkit
    Tue, Feb 10 - 2pm to 5pm - Room E160
    Session resources: nextgen.apps.sparcc.org 
    Description: Online assessments are more important to schools than ever with the rise of high stakes, next generation assessments and the need for more evaluation data from students. This workshop will dive into the benefits and challenges of online assessments, technology skills students need, resources schools can use to assist students, and tools teachers can use to create their own online assessments. Specific topics will include: technology skills students need for online assessments, free online resources to help prepare students for next generation tests, an overview of tools teachers can use to create, deliver, and evaluate online assessments including Google Forms, Socrative, Quizlet, and Kahoot, and in-depth training on using Google Forms for the entire online assessment process.
  • FREd Talks
    Wed, Feb 11 - Noon to 1:00 pm - Lobby of the E-Pod
    Description: 5-minute talks by a variety of educators. I will be sharing "The Big Blank Wall"
  • Google User Group Meet-up
    Wed, Feb 11 - 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Room E172
    Stop in to meet other Google-using educators!
  • Improving Writing with Google Docs
    Wed, Feb 11 - 3:45 to 4:30 pm - Room C110-111
    Session resources: tiny.cc/curts13
    Description: Google Docs is much more than just an online word processor. It is a tool for improving student writing. Learn about peer editing, tracking revisions, having students' writing read aloud to them, giving feedback through text and voice comments, the integrated research tools and citation tools, publishing student work, and more. With the power of Google Docs, you can help your students become better writers! 
  • Desktop Distance Learning with Google Hangouts
    Thu, Feb 12 - 11:00 to 11:45 am - Room C220-222
    Session resources: tiny.cc/curts35
    Description: To do distance learning in the past meant expensive special equipment, software, and connections. Now with Google Hangouts you can connect to anyone across the hall or around the world right from your computer for free. Learn all about using Hangouts including connecting with up to 15 people, screen sharing, chatting, and more. Also see how to find distance learning opportunities including Google's Connected Classroom, the EduHangouts site, Mystery Location Call schools, and more. 

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