PRESENTATIONS

"Designing a presentation without an audience in mind is like writing a love letter and addressing it
‘to whom it may concern’."
~ Ken Haemer, AT&T

  • HippoCON: Elementary 2022

  • SCASL 2021 Conference

  • TCEA 2020

    • ​Using Digital Portfolios to Document Growth, Demonstrate Knowledge, and More!

      • ​Digital portfolios are a great way for learners of all ages to document & demonstrate knowledge & growth. Explore ways digital portfolios can be critical & powerful educational components that grow & develop with students throughout their lifetimes.

    • Use Experiments with Google to Spark Discussions and More in Google Classroom​

      • ​Take your Google game to the next level through Experiments with Google. Join Nikki D Robertson as together we explore amazing experiments, tools, and resources that just might inspire your students to create their own Experiments with Google.​​

    • Project Ideas for Google Hangouts in Your Classroom

      • ​Witness a multitude of ways in which Google Hangouts can make learning more engaging and personalized for students, teachers, and administrators. In addition to explaining how Google Hangouts can be used, you'll find project ideas that you can start using in your classroom immediately.

  • TLA 2020

    • Tech Tools: If You Like That, Try This!​

  • ISTE 2020

    • Steam the Wrinkles out of Your Makerspace​

      • ​STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces are hot topics in education these days, but many educators are unsure how to get started with them. Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares her strategies for STEAM(ing) out the wrinkles in your Makerspace with centers in your elementary classroom/library.

  • Arkansas Association of School Librarians Summer Conference

    • Keynote Speaker: If We Ran The Zoo​

      • Presentations:

        • Welcome to the Rabbit Hole​

        • Digital Portfolios: The Rest of the Story

        • The Connected Matchmaker In Your School

  • METC Conference

    • Keynote Speaker: Kick It Up A Notch In Your Library​

    • Presentations

      • Makerspaces Letting Genius Shine​

      • The Connected Concierge In Your School and Classroom

      • Tech-Knowledge-Y Rocks!

      • Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library

    • Library and Media Literacy Lunch Keynote Speaker

 

  • Model Schools Conference

    • Presentations:​

      • Makerspaces: Letting Genius Shine​

      • Makerspace Phenom

  • ESU SLIM KASL Summer Institute for School Librarians

    • Keynote: 5 Tips for School Librarians Post COVID-The Power of Your Story​

      • ​Monday, June 29, 2020, at 7 pm CT

        • Has COVID-19 and remote schooling turned your world upside down? Shake off the dust and join Nikki D Robertson as she shares 5 Tips for School Librarians that stand the test of time, whether working remotely or face to face. 

    • Summer Canvas Course: Building a School Library Program to be Proud of-The Power of Your Story

      • ​In this course, participants will explore critical and powerful ways to build a school library program to be proud of through developing and sharing their stories. Join Nikki D Robertson to learn how you can connect, share, learn, and grow in ways that will invigorate your school library program. 

  • Closing Keynote Capstone Webinar: Ready for a New Year: The Power of Your Story​

    • Gearing up for the new school year after COVID-19 and remote schooling is just around the corner. Join Nikki D Robertson for just the boost you need to bring back that “new library smell” in the #newnormal.

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  • ISTE 2019

    • ISTE Librarians Network Playground

      • Learn how school librarians are putting the ISTE Standards for Educators into practice through innovative library programs and instructional leadership. Librarians will highlight specific tools and practices in a variety of K-12 school library environments

    • 2019 Librarians Network Annual Breakfast

      • ​This year's ISTE Librarians Network Breakfast will feature a Keynote Address by Olivia Van Ledtje (TheLiveBits) and her mother, Cynthia Merrill. We will also be recapping the ISTE Librarians Network's accomplishments this year and will be talking about the future of the network while eating a great breakfast together.

    • ​Google Tools You Aren't Using But Should Be In Your Library

      • ​Google Drive is an educator’s best friend, but there are tons of Google tools out there to help librarians stay organized, increase productivity and help engage students. Learn from some Google-certified librarians how to utilize new, lesser-known and more advanced features of Google for the library and beyond.

        Presenters:
        ​James Allen, Sherry Gick, Nancy Jo Lambert, Nikki D Robertson, Tiffany Whitehead

    • Outside the Box Collaborations

      • ​One of the main tenets of being a librarian is collaborating with others, but let’s admit it; we all get stuck in a rut and end up collaborating with the same few educators from the same disciplines over and over again. Learn from a panel of librarians their favorite collaborations.

        Presenters:
        Jacqueline Liesch
        Elissa Malespina
        ​Nikki D Robertson
        Kathy Schmidt
        Andrew Wallace

  • TLA 2019

    • ​Establishing Your Social Media Presence for Library Advocacy & More!

      • ​Advocacy can be complicated to understand and implement. Establishing a media presence to tell our library stories has the power to deepen understanding in our communities. Librarians will leave with a stronger understanding of the power of social media tools, review various examples, and learn how to create engaging posts.

  • NJASL Webinar​​

    • Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter​

  • 2018 CI Conference

    • ​Telling Stories and Collaborating with Google My Maps

      • ​When you think about mapping, do you tend to think of it as an activity that is only done in social studies classes? Think again. Maps can be used to tell stories and students can tell stories with maps. In this session, Nikki D Robertson will explore how you can teach non fiction and fiction stories as well as research skills in a collaborative environment.

    • Empowering Students by Promoting Positive Digital Identities

  • ISTE 2018

    • ​Digital Age Librarians Listen and Learn : Panel

      • ​Participants will learn how technology is informing the library space and the practice of librarians. They will learn how specific tools such as GoodReads and Pinterest are suited for library use. They will hear stories of successful digital age libraries.

        Outline
        The panel moderator will introduce herself and each of the panelists, a slide presentation will show highlights of their areas of expertise (10min)
        Panel questions and responses from panelists (30 minutes)
        Open up to the audience for questions (15 minutes)
        Closing (5 minutes)

        ​Presenters
        Colette Cassinelli, Sunset High School
        Shannon Miller, The Library Voice
        Diana Rendina, Tampa Preparatory School
        Nikki D Robertson, Winkley Elementary #FutureReady Librarian/Tech Facilitator & #ISTE Librarians Network President Elect Passionate about 1:1 #GAFE #MakerSpaces & #stuvoice 1st #EdCamp ATL CoFounder

    • ISTE Librarians Network Annual Breakfast

      • ​This year's ISTE Librarians Network Breakfast will feature a Keynote Address by the Joyce Valenza. We will also be recapping the ISTE Librarians Network's accomplishments this year and will be talking about the future of the network while eating a great breakfast together

  • ISTE 2015

    • Building a School Brand with Social Media​

    • Birds of a Feather: Twitter Chat Moderators Meet Up

    • TL News Night LIVE from ISTE 2015

  • Palm Beach County Librarians Conference

    • Keynote Speaker​

      • ​Keynote Title:  Kick It Up A Notch @Your Library!

        Audience Grade Level: All Grades

        Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

        Workshop Description:
        In our ever-changing, technology driven world, it has become critical that we as school administrators understand, embrace, celebrate, and support the role of school librarians within a future ready school environment.  Join Nikki D Robertson, a veteran school librarian, as she provides tips and tricks for stepping outside of your comfort zone to bring the best in school libraries to your students. Leave this session ready to Kick It Up A Notch @ Your Library!

        ​BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

    • The Balanced School Library Program

      • ​Audience Grade Level: All Grades

        Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

        Workshop Description:
        Activities such as learning commons and makerspaces can overshadow collaborative teaching and literacy initiatives.  Join Nikki D Robertson to explore ways to create and market a cohesive school library program.

    • The Digital Playground: Who’s On Recess Duty?

      • ​Audience Grade Level: All Grades

        Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

        Workshop Description:
        Our kids are growing up on the digital playground and no one is on recess duty.  In this session, join Nikki D Robertson to learn how and why librarians should serve as role models regarding the proper use of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, and more), support authentic learning experiences that include social media tools as a component, and advocate for ways schools can use these platforms and more to inform, involve, and engage.

  • Idaho School Librarians Summer Summit for School Librarians

    • ​Idaho School Librarians:  This year's Summer Summit for School Librarians will be July 18th-20th at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall, outside Pocatello.  This 3-day summit is open to any school librarian from a publicly funded Idaho school.  Our guest speaker this year is Nikki D. Robertson, and we have a wonderful session featuring Sara Duvall on TedEd Clubs.  It's 2 days of fun learning and discussion, and the 3rd day is meeting time for school district/coordinating/supervising/lead librarians.  We hope to see you in July!

    • Keynote Title:  Kick It Up A Notch @Your Library!
       
      Audience Grade Level: All Grades

      Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

      Workshop Description: In our ever-changing, technology driven world, it has become critical that we as school librarians understand, embrace, and celebrate our role within a future ready school environment.  Join Nikki D Robertson, a veteran school librarian, as she shares her journey to becoming a connected educator, shares challenges and successes, and provides tips and tricks for stepping outside of your comfort zone to bring the best in school libraries to your students. Leave this session armed and ready to Kick It Up A Notch @ Your Library!

      ​BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

    • ​Workshop Title:  Connect, Collaborate, Create: Taking Your Library (& School)  To The Next Level.

      • ​Workshop Title:  Connect, Collaborate, Create: Taking Your Library (& School)  To The Next Level
         
        Audience Grade Level: All Grades

        Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

        Workshop Description: Take your library (& school) to the next level by connecting, collaborating, and creating with students and experts from next door and around the world.  Real-world connections provide students immediate, relevant reasons to learn, other than the fact that you've given them an assignment and they will get a grade on it.  Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares ideas for how you can use Social Media sites, Google Hangouts, YouTube Live, and other tech resources to connect your students to authentic learning experiences and take their learning to a higher level.

        ​BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

    • Workshop Title:  Digital Breakout EDU

      Audience Grade Level: All Grades

      Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

      Workshop Description: Do you love challenging students with Breakout EDU challenges? Now there is a Digital Breakout EDU to challenge you and your students even more! Join Nikki D Robertson as she shows you how to access and navigate the site, how to build your own Digital Breakout EDU game, plus tips & tricks for successfully using Digital Breakout EDU in your school.

      ​BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Digital Breakout EDU requires the use of the Chrome Internet Browser.  Laptops rather than smart devices are highly recommended.

    • Workshop Title:  Digital Portfolios: The Rest of the Story

      Audience Grade Level: All Grades

      Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

      Workshop Description: In this session, participants will explore ways digital portfolios are a critical and powerful educational component that grow and develop with students throughout their lifetimes. Digital portfolios allow for alternative grading, self reflection, and so much more! Join Nikki D Robertson to learn how you can start using digital portfolios in your school starting with Kindergarteners all the way to YOU!

      ​BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

  • TxLA: Tech Camp

    • Keynote Speakers: Hadi Partovi, Sherry Gick, and Nikki D Robertson​

    • Presentations

      • Digital Portfolios: The Rest of the Story

        • ​In this session, participants will explore ways digital portfolios are a critical and powerful educational component that grow and develop with students throughout their lifetimes. Digital portfolios allow for alternative grading, self reflection, and so much more! Join Nikki D Robertson to learn how you can start using digital portfolios in your school starting with Kindergarteners all the way to YOU!

      • The Digital Playground: Who’s On Recess Duty?

        • ​Our kids are growing up on the digital playground and no one is on recess duty.  In this session, join Nikki D Robertson to learn how and why  librarians should serve as role models regarding the proper use of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram), support authentic learning experiences that include social media tools as a component, and advocate for ways schools can use these platforms and more to inform, involve, and engage.

      • Closing Keynote

        • ​Recap your learning from the day with Nikki D. Robertson for our closing smackdown! Nikki is a veteran educator, librarian and instructional technology facilitator for James Clemens High School. She is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration with other education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens. Nikki is the co-founder of EdCamp Atlanta, co-moderator of #TLChat LIVE! Twitter Sessions, and producer and co- anchor of TL News Night.

      • The Balanced School Library Program

        • ​Activities such as learning commons and makerspaces can overshadow collaborative teaching and literacy initiatives. Explore ways to create and market a cohesive school library program.
          Sherry Gick, Five Star Technology Solutions; Heather Lister, Mackin Educational Resources; and Nikki D. Robertson, James Clemens High School (AL).

  • North Carolina School Library Media Association Annual Conference:

    • Keynote Speaker

  • Metro Nashville Public Schools Conference

    • Keynote Speaker​

  • #Edupassions Conference

    • ​MakerSpaces: Letting Genius SHINE!

      • ​A MakerSpace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Join Nikki Robertson as she introduces you to a variety of MakerSpace tools and shares how other educators have established MakerSpaces in their schools. She will provide tips and suggestions that you can use to create a MakerSpace in your school that will let your students' genius shine!

 

  • ELAR: Leadership Forum 

    • Hybrid Teaching & Learning

      • ​As always, our Region 13 Content Services Leadership Forums provide opportunities for Curriculum Directors, Coordinators, and Specialists to network and stay updated on professional best practices and the latest news from the Texas Education Agency.
        During the current school year, we aim to meet the needs of clients by keeping your health and safety as our top priority. Participants will join live 90-minute meetings twice each fall and spring to continue the tradition of highly collaborative, participant-driven sessions that are always free to our clients.

  • Hacking School Libraries

    • ​Be one of the first to get an exclusive insider's look at "A Digital Librarian's Toolkit." It's a free, crowdsourced ebook with tons of ideas for in class and remote learning activities with technology. Filled with text, images, links, and videos this will be your go-to source for teaching this year. And because it's a digital book, you'll never have to purchase an updated edition! Just refresh your screen to receive the newest version.

  • TEKSCON 2020

    • Using Digital Portfolios to Document Growth, Demonstrate Knowledge, and More!​

      • ​Digital portfolios are a great way for learners of all ages to document & demonstrate knowledge & growth. Explore ways digital portfolios can be critical & powerful educational components that grow & develop with students throughout their lifetimes.

    • The Digital Playground: Who's On Recess Duty?

      • ​Our kids are growing up on the digital playground and no one is on recess duty.  In this session, join Nikki D Robertson to learn how and why  librarians should serve as role models regarding the proper use of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, and more), support authentic learning experiences that include social media tools as a component, and advocate for ways schools can use these platforms and more to inform, involve, and engage.

  • Texas STEM Conference

    • ​Get Future Ready With Library Makerspace Centers

      • ​STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces are hot topics in education these days, but many educators are unsure how to get started with them, or think they don't apply if they don't teach math or science. Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares her strategies for STEAM(ing) out the wrinkles in your Makerspace with centers in your elementary classroom/library. You will discover not only how to get started with STEAM based Makerspace centers, but also how they can be used for a wide range of age-appropriate activities such as coding, engineering, circuits, robotics, game design, artificial intelligence, and more!

  • Library iCon: Library Resources Conference

    • ​Tips For School Librarians: Vintage and Contemporary

      • ​Congratulations on your career as a school librarian! It is hands down the absolutely best job...EVER! ​Join me for a few tips and tricks of the trade that I have learned in my 27 year career as an educator.

    • Shhh...Can You KEEP a Google Secret?

      • ​Congratulations on your career as a school librarian! It is hands down the absolutelyGoogle Keep: the digital note taking, list making, voice memo, appointment reminding, and so much more application is a quick and easy tool to begin using immediately but it packs a big organization punch! Integration with other Google apps increases the awesome level!​

  • Follett Community Webinar

    • Fighting Back: Making the Case for a Certified Librarian​

      • Sometimes making the case for a full-time certified school librarian starts with the data; other times it's important to share the experiences of a real-life teacher librarian to open eyes. Join Nikki D Robertson, past-president of the ISTE School Librarians Network, and John Chrastka, Executive Director of the advocacy organization EveryLibrary, for an informative webinar designed to provide you with tools to make the case for a certified librarian at your school well before changing budgets threaten your position.  

        You’ll learn:

      • Effective talking points backed by data 

      • How to create an action plan that clearly helps parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders understand the multifaceted role school librarians support on a daily basis

      • Innovative ways to safeguard and increase your budget. 


      • These experienced presenters will also share ways to engage parents and other stakeholders about student life, and how to position national and regional data about effective educational outcomes to maximum effect. 

        Whether you need to engage the administration to increase headcount or to reach the public in order to fight against cuts, this webinar will provide you with actionable insights and information.

  • West GA RESA

    • ​Featured Presenter
      ​7th Annual STEAM Conference

      • STEAM the WrinklesOut of Your Makerspace​

        • ​STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces are hot topics in education these days, but many educators are unsure how to get started with them, or think they don't apply if they don't teach math or science. Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares her strategies for STEAM(ing) out the wrinkles in your Makerspace with centers in your elementary classroom/library. You will discover not only how to get started with STEAM based Makerspace centers, but also how they can be used for a wide range of age-appropriate activities such as coding, engineering, circuits, robotics, game design, artificial intelligence, and more!

      • Google Tools You Aren't Using But Should be In Your Library

        • ​Would you like to engage students and enhance learning with a variety of activities and experiments that can be used across the curriculum? Join Nikki D Robertson as she explores some of the newest activities and experiments from Google. In addition to showing how to access and find them, she will discuss how these ready-made, innovative Google activities can be incorporated into your lessons or projects in a variety of subjects. Nikki will explore a range of activities, including some that use your voice, actions, or drawings in games and storytelling. She will also show how you and your students can learn about concepts such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality in simple, creative ways.

  • Future Ready Librarians: Back To School with Future Ready Librarians! Tips and Tricks from Experts

    • ​Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology, Information and Library Media, Parkway School District (MO), and Board President, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (@billbass) 

      Elissa Malespina, Verona High School Teacher Librarian, Verona School District (NJ), Future Ready Librarians® Instructor, ISTE U, and Chairperson, New Jersey Future Ready Librarians  (@elissamalespina)

      Nikki D Robertson, Project Coordinator of Digital Learning, Education Service Center Region 13 (TX), and Social Media Manager, Future Ready Librarians®(@NikkiDRobertson) 

      Moderator
      Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, K–12 District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School (IA) (@shannonmmiller) 

      Please join Future Ready Schools® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of the ongoing professional learning opportunities created for district and school leaders. 
      As we prepare for a brand new school year, let’s get together for a fun, informative, and engaging hour with a few experts to talk about going back to school as Future Ready Librarians®!  

      In this webinar, panelists will share some amazing tips and tricks that will help Future Ready Librarians®, district leaders, and other educators prepare for the best school year yet. Panelists will examine how librarians can engage their communities, expand their collections, and take advantage of marketing, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities. They also will share how to sustain these programs and practices throughout the school year. 

  • Modern Libraries, Now! A Panel Discussion

    • ​School libraries must respond to changing educational needs not merely to be relevant, but to be essential! Engage with a panel of teacher librarians and educational leaders to explore the themes of co-teaching, the learning commons model, teacher librarian education, open education resources, program funding, and supporting connected students. Bring your questions, ideas, hopes and fears for discussion - nothing can be off the table as we build modern library programs, now!

  • LearnFest ATX

    • ​Leverage Game Play and Design to Support Creativity and Learning Goals

      • ​Would you like to leverage students' love of video games to support their innate creativity and learning goals? Join Nikki D. Robertson as she explores how Bloxels provides a hands-on technology experience in which students play and create their own fun video games. In addition to channeling their creative potential, students gain a greater understanding of important topics like design logic and computer science. Nikki will also explain how students can use Bloxels to demonstrate their knowledge of history, science, mathematics, and more through the games they create. In addition, Nikki will share how she uses Bloxels in her library to support school-wide learning goals, and provide tips and strategies that you can use in your classroom.

  • EDU Goals MOOC

    • ​The Goal-Minded Teacher Live Expert Teacher Panel Discussion

      • ​The EDU Goals MOOC helps you to become a goal-minded teacher who sets small achievable goals throughout your teaching year and teaching career. Each unit motivates you to accomplish a goal to enhance learning in your classroom.
        The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers is the inspiration behind this MOOC. Over 10,000 teachers have joined The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers since 2010. After you complete this MOOC, you will be able to receive support from teachers worldwide who are also goal-minded on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks.
        This MOOC contributes to the development and improvement of the Teachers’ Digital Competence in all areas, especially focusing on 
        Area 1 “Information and data literacy”, 
        Area 2 “Communication and collaboration”, 
        Area 3 “Digital content creation” and 
        Area 5 “Problem solving” of the Common Digital Competence Framework for Teachers.

  • Northwest GA RESA

    • ​GLMA District 1 Media Consortium
      Spring (WS217043)

      • ​School library media specialists will gain insight into current library trends with a focus on genre-fying and maker spaces. Time for collaboration among grade levels will be provided. 

        ​Presenter: Nikki D. Robertson. She is very involved with technology, getting kids excited about reading, and Makerspace to name a few things. She uses a full range of social media to connect librarians across the country. http://www.nikkidrobertson.com/

  • West GA RESA: Flurry of Technology Conference

    • ​Attendees will learn how to use Breakout EDU and Digital Breakout EDU sessions to enhance learning for grades K-Professional Development and beyond.  We will also explore how to get your classroom and teachers connected to bring authentic real world learning into the classroom via Mystery Skype and other opportunities to connect and learn together. The day will end with a look at harnessing the power of social media and building digital portfolios.

  • Shawnee Mission School District

    • ​Workshop Title:  Connect, Collaborate, Create: Taking 1:1 To The Next Level

      Audience Grade Level: All Grades

      Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate


      Workshop Description: Take your 1:1 classroom to the next level by connecting, collaborating, and creating with students and experts from next door and around the world.  Real-world connections provide students immediate, relevant reasons to learn, other than the fact that you've given them an assignment and they will get a grade on it.  Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares ideas for how you can use Google Hangouts, YouTube Live, and other tech resources to connect your students to authentic learning experiences and take their learning to a higher level.

      BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

    • Workshop Title:  MakerSpaces: Letting Genius SHINE!

      Audience Grade Level: Elementary Focus

      Audience Tech Level: Beginner to Intermediate

      Workshop Description:
      A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. In this session you will interact with a variety of makerspace tools, have opportunities to connect, share and collaborate, and learn a variety of ways to create and organize a makerspace in your school that will let genius SHINE!

      BYOD Information (device(s) that are required, apps, etc.): Bring device of your choice for taking notes and/or pictures.

  • Dodge County School District

    • Introduction to Google​

      • ​Google Drive is a tremendous resource for educators for lesson planning, brainstorming, and other teacher-centered activities. However, there is even more potential in the ways Google Drive can be used with students. In face-to-face, blended, and online classes, Google Drive can be used for collaboration among students and with others outside the four walls of the classroom. As a face-to-face, blended, and online instructor, Nikki D Robertson has found that Google Drive allows her to easily incorporate interactive and collaborative learning experiences with students even if they are separated by distance and time. Join Nikki as she shares strategies and examples for using Google Drive for interaction in face-to-face, blended, and online courses. 

    • Introduction to Google Classroom

      • ​Assigning engaging student projects and finding ways for students to easily collaborate - both inside and outside of class - can be challenging. Join Nikki D Robertson as she explores how Google Classroom can help ease these challenges and facilitate collaboration. Nikki will provide an overview of Google Classroom and show how to use it to easily assign projects to students. In addition, she will share examples of collaborative class and student projects that provide opportunities for student learning, creation, and feedback. Come discover how Google Classroom can help you take student collaboration to a whole new level! 

    • Add ons, Apps, Extensions! Oh My!

      • ​Would you like the ability for you and your students to be more productive and save time? Many of the free Google Drive add-ons, Chrome extensions and apps will help you do just that! Join Nikki D Robertson as she explores a variety of the Google Drive add-ons, such as Flubaroo, Kaizena, EasyBib, and more. In addition, she will showcase some slick Chrome extensions like Share to Classroom, Select and Speak, and Clearly and discuss how they can help teachers, administrators, and students work and learn more productively! ​​

  • Heard County Schools T3 Conference

    • ​Journey Through Time and Space with Google Maps

      • ​When you think about mapping, do you tend to think of it as an activity that is only done in social studies classes? Think again. Google Maps helps students explore the world around them. They can go virtually anywhere in the world because of Street View, Google Earth Pro is now free, and teachers and students can use Google Maps Engine Lite to create custom maps for a variety of projects.  Google Maps can even be used to tell non-fiction and fiction stories.

    • Using Google Hangouts for Mystery Calls and Other Class Projects

      • ​Google Hangouts is a versatile free tool that offers numerous learning opportunities in the classroom. Join Nikki D Robertson as she explains why Google Hangouts is one of her favorite Google tools for class and student projects. She will discuss how you can use Hangouts for a variety of projects and class activities, such as conducting Mystery Location or Mystery Number calls, gathering real-world data from other classes, sharing a guest speaker with several classes at once, and presenting our passions to others. Nikki will share how easy these are thanks to Google Hangouts.

    • NEWSELA + Google Docs = Differentiated, Collaborative Reading!

      • ​Finding nonfiction content at reading level with the varied reading levels that may exist within a single class, it can seem virtually impossible to have all students access the same content in a way that allows them to comprehend the material. Creating differentiated reading groups may seem equally unrealistic since it is impossible for a teacher to work with multiple students or groups all at the same time. Learn how to make the impossible...POSSIBLE in this session with Nikki D Robertson, using Newsela, Google Docs & a few cool extensions.

2015

              Google Advanced
              Flurry of Technology (ELEM ParaPros)
              Flurry of Technology (Middle/High ParaPros)

  • West Georgia RESA Presentations (June)

              Flipped Classroom
              Google Basics
              Google Advanced 
              Differentiated Learning

              Tidal Wave of Technology
              Flipping Your Classroom-Going Beyond Videos
              Tips, Tricks & Best Practice for New 1:1/BYOD Schools

           Building a School Brand with Social Media
                Monday, June 29, 2015
                10:00-10:45 am EDT
                Building/Room: Level 2/Station 5
                ISTE Librarians Network Digital Age Library Playground
           
           Birds of a Feather-Twitter Chat Moderators
                Monday, June 29, 2015
                5:30–6:45 pm EDT 
                Building/Room: PCC Level 3 Overlook
                Birds of a Feather Meet Up

          TL News Night LIVE from ISTE 2015
               Tuesday, June 30, 2015
               10:00 am EDT
               PLN Lounge


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