Friday, March 16, 2018

Ah Snap! A Must Do for Every Library

Friday, March 16, 2018 ~ 10:30-11:15, Ballroom D

Description: Infuse creativity, voice, and critical thinking into your world of
literacy through a simple snap. No finger coordination required only a spirit
of adventure and willingness to explore!

My students would beg to add emoji's to their work. Now Bitmoji's are the
latest craze. I experienced the power of the Bitmoji when I showed the students
a video I was creating but knew it needed something else to help capture
the students' attention because of the difficult content. So I asked my kiddos.
They said, "Add Bitmoji's" and so a trend started in my class.

I had seen #booksnaps blossoming in social media and was started to use
#mathsnaps with my students so this was a perfect addition to our media
presentation. Whether you're sharing a book, math concept or wanting to
write to inspire, a Bitmoji will always seal the deal in capturing your audience,
especially the younger generation, so get started with creating your snaps!

*Coming soon ~ If you tweeted or sent me your #BookSnaps created in today's
session, check back here or on Twitter to see your work in my conference Storify!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Honey, I Shrunk the Green Screen! Now What?

Thursday, March 15, 2018 ~ 1:45-2:30, Redbud

Description: From “How?” to “Wow!” with 3+ free or inexpensive tools
to enhance your library’s green screen adventures!

I simply cannot imagine my classroom without a green screen as it is has
become a standard fixture for student learning experiences in my class. I had
been using it for a little while, but learned an invaluable lesson last year when
we created these two longer more "green screen" intense videos below.

I have two large wall green screens, but it was difficult to get all students involved
without having long wait lines. At a conference this summer I saw the idea of
mini-green screens and automatically knew this would become a standard
operating practice in my classroom as well. Now with the use of mini-green
screens, I can have green screens all over the classroom with all students involved
simultaneously! Grab some green straws, pizza boxes, and green plastic table
coverings and get your students started creating amazing learning content!

A special shout-out to Starbucks and Pizza Hut for providing free
green straws and pizza boxes for my class. My students and I are
truly grateful!
*Coming soon ~ If you tweeted or sent me your green screen picture or video
created in today's session, check back here or on Twitter to see your work in
my conference Storify!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Be Our Guest" in Exploring Robotics, Green Screens and Mini Breakouts

Thursday, March 15, 2018 ~ 1:45-4:00, Ballroom F

Description: Are you ready to begin or extend your hands on exploration of today's innovative learning tools? These education experiences have captured the hearts of students and educators across the globe and awaits you to join in the academic adventures!

*Coming soon ~ If you tweeted or sent me pictures or videos of your creations
from today's session, check back here or on Twitter to see your work in my
conference Storify!