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2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments_____________________________________

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Monday, April 8
 

10:30am PDT

Fasten Your Seatbelts!
Got Chromebooks? Or just want to learn about some awesome web-based tools you can start using in your classrooms right now? Join me in this energetic, fast-paced session as I take you through my A-Z list of favourite Google tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

EdTechTeam Canada
EdTechTeam Canada envisions a future where students actively engage in their learning, collaborate to solve the world’s hardest problems and bring their passion into the classroom every day.  Our global network of educators is dedicated to helping schools integrate technology meaningfully... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Portico

3:45pm PDT

Minecraft Education Edition: Make it Your World
Make your students dreams come true by bringing the videogame Minecraft into the classroom. Minecraft: Education Edition allows educators to create fun, engaging and collaborative lessons using game-based learning. Find out how students can document their learning to make deeper and more meaningful connections; possibilities are endless! We'll share how Minecraft: EE has accessibility features available to provide all students with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Join the Minecraft Educator community and access FREE lesson plans and curriculum connections.

Speakers
avatar for Toby Sheldon

Toby Sheldon

Microsoft Learning Specialist, Microsoft Education
Toby Sheldon is a Microsoft Learning Development Specialist situated in Vancouver, BC. He holds degrees in Physics and Education from the University of Alberta. Toby taught High School Science and Math for five years, and moved up to the position of Principal. Toby's passion for education... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm PDT
Venezia
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

10:00am PDT

Coding in the Classroom
Bring computational thinking to your classroom with fun, engaging, and hands-on coding activities for students of all levels. With easy to use tools, anyone can learn to create their own programs and bring their projects to life. Microsoft MakeCode offers an in-browser coding platform that can be used on any device. Students can follow along with a wide range of tutorials, or follow their imagination and create their own project. These sessions will show you how to bring 21st Century Learning and goal based activities into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Toby Sheldon

Toby Sheldon

Microsoft Learning Specialist, Microsoft Education
Toby Sheldon is a Microsoft Learning Development Specialist situated in Vancouver, BC. He holds degrees in Physics and Education from the University of Alberta. Toby taught High School Science and Math for five years, and moved up to the position of Principal. Toby's passion for education... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Venezia

11:30am PDT

Around the World in 45 Minutes
Want to see what else your students can do in Maps OTHER than finding their house in Street View?  Want to see how Maps can be used for subjects OTHER than Geography (Science, Language Arts, and yes, even in Math)?  The world of Google Geo has some powerful teaching and instructional tools built right in and new features are being added everyday.  This session will take you around the world in 45 minutes and show you how you can begin using Google’s many mapping tools with students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

EdTechTeam Canada
EdTechTeam Canada envisions a future where students actively engage in their learning, collaborate to solve the world’s hardest problems and bring their passion into the classroom every day.  Our global network of educators is dedicated to helping schools integrate technology meaningfully... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Villa 2

11:30am PDT

Flipping the Classroom with FlipGrid
Watch as the classroom is flipped by Flipgrid. Pose open-ended questions for students, and then students record videos showing their thinking and explaining their answers. Students become not only the learners but also the sharers of knowledge. Did we mention this is entirely free for all educators? You'll leave the session ready to engage in your very own #Fliphunt, which uses the student's video recording abilities to engage in a scavenger hunt. Uploaded videos can be shared with the entire class, meaning multiple presentations can be delivered in half the time! Try not to flip out with all the possibilities!

Speakers
avatar for Renee Goncalves

Renee Goncalves

Community Development Specialist, Microsoft Education
As a Community Development Specialist Renee works to build direct and authentic relationships with education communities that help them discover, use and love Microsoft products and technologies. A certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, she delivers professional development... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Venezia