Mobilize Learning with the Canvas Mobile App

UCET PRESENTATION, March 10th, 10:15 AM
Ballroom C

As of last week 107,646 students at seventeen Utah High Ed Institutions, and 72,279 K-12 students across the 100 LEA’s in the state of Utah are accessing their online learning materials through the Canvas Mobile App.

But how many educators are designing their course content in Canvas to work well in the mobile environment?  My guess is a very low percentage.  This is based simply on the fact that many of the teachers I work with didn’t know that there was a Canvas Application available to their learners.

In this presentation you’ll see six tips for making your Canvas Content more “Mobile Friendly” along with some tips and tricks for meeting your learners on their phones and tablets.

The slideshow above can also be accessed through this Google Drive Folder along with all of the images and videos included.  Please make a copy of this content and use it as you need to in your schools and learning communities.  You can also request this training for your school via our UEN website – https://www.uen.org/development/request.php

 

Fight Fake News!

“Fake News” has become more than a catchphrase for politicians to use in an attempt to discredit media that is unfavorable to their image or campaign.  Today “Fake News” threatens our democracy, compromises our access to content, and most importantly, “Fake News” maliciously manipulates how our students interpret themselves and the world around them.  Misinformation, propaganda, and click bait is being weaponized to influence the way we vote, spend money, and accept members of our community who are different from ourselves.

In the book Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, Jennifer Lagarde and Darren Hudgins lay out an effective curriculum for teaching the critical thinking and media literacy skills that our students desperately need today.  How do we teach students to recognize valid resources from fake news?  Differentiate facts from opinions? Identify biased reporting?

Using information from this book, along with some tools available to Utah Educators from Utah’s Online Library, the following poster was displayed at both the UELMA and UCET Conferences in March, 2020.

FightFakeNewsPoster

All of the information on this poster board can be accessed and printed form the following Google Slide Show – “Fight Fake News with Utah’s Online Library” which is also embedded below.  Please take this information and share it with everyone in your classrooms, libraries, and schools.

 

Collateral Change Slides from Nevada DGS

Hello everyone from Nev-A-da Digital Government Summit!
Just making sure I pronounced that correctly.

Thank you for coming to the “Collateral Change” keynote presentation this morning.  I really enjoyed sharing with you, and meeting everyone who stopped by afterwards to talk about how you’re balancing technology in your life.  As promised, here is a link to all of the slides you saw in PDF Format. Collateral Change at Nevada DGS 2019

Finally – check out the results from the last question of my survey.  In reflection, is a smartphone really that important?  Best of luck finding balance in this age of rapid change, disruption, and an all new “attention economy.”

Nevada DGS Forgotten Smartphone

Massachusetts Digital Government “Collateral Change” Slideshow

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the “Collateral Change” presentation this afternoon.  It was a pleasure to meet and talk with many of you afterwards and hear about your experiences balancing technology in your lives both at home and at work.  Congratulations to all of you on the great work you do to keep Massachusetts safe and secure for everyone.

As promised, here is a PDF file of all the slides you saw today – Collateral Change Massachussets 2019

And some food for thought… here are the results for the final survey question:

Forgotten Smart Phone Survey

This means 73% of us at the Digital Government Summit would have felt a sense of panic if we had forgotten our device this morning. That’s a lot of power we give these little devices.  Take a break.  Turn off your phone later today or tomorrow at the event and see what happens.  The first few minutes might seem a little painful, but after a bit of time you’ll start to see what you’re missing in the world around you.

Thanks again for the opportunity to visit!  And as always, Go Ravens 🙂

Neatening Up Your Nearpod with Google Slides

Nearpod is an excellent tool for creating engaging lesson that combine content knowledge with student activities and formative assessment tools.  But it’s not the best tool for building lessons… until now!

As of this summer you’ll find a new button on your Nearpod Homepage that says “Create your own: Lesson in Google Slides”, check it out!

Create Lesson In Google Slides

This is great.  So great.  Because now you don’t have to worry about copying or importing content from Google Slides into Nearpod and ending up with an image that you can’t edit.  Now you can build right in Google Slides and add Nearpod interactive features as you go with the Nearpod Add-on.

Learn more by adding a copy of my Nearpod Transform SLC Google Slide Deck embedded below.

Click here to get a copy of the presentation.

Collateral Change Materials for Arizona CIO – CTO Forum

Michael In TempeThat was fun.  I like Arizona Educators, you guys are great!  Thank you for having me in beautiful Tempe.  My trip has been a delight.  Hiking up Hayden Butte to the top of “A Mountain” was fun last night.  In the near future I will have to return to spend more time on Mill Avenue in search of the perfect taco.  And Fuzzy’s will be my first stop!  Thank you for the advice.

As promised, here are the slides you saw in the presentation today in PDF Format:
Collateral Change Arizona CIO:CTO 2019

And if you’re interested in the survey results from the Google Form about personal phone use you can see them here:
AZ CIO CTO Survey Results

Thank you Sacramento!

Wow, I needed that.  Cool temperatures, delicious seafood, and a great group of people to meet at the California Digital Government Summit.  As promised, before jumping on an airplane I’m posting a link to the slides you saw this morning in PDF Format. Collateral Change SACRAMENTO September 2019

If you’re interested to learn more about what’s happening with student smart phones and devices at San Mateo High School, check out the story here from ABC7 News, “San Mateo High School setting trends with phone-free policy, fielding calls from across the country”

Until next time, follow me on Instagram @michaelhakkarinen and check out the great pictures I took on my walk last night around your beautiful city posted below.

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Collateral Change… in North Carolina

NC State Capitol BuildingThank you eRepublic and the North Carolina Digital Government Summit Advisory Board for the invitation to visit and present yesterday.  It was a pleasure to visit your beautiful state and the city of Raleigh. As a former Marylander I’m always happy to revisit the East Coast for some southern hospitality and decent seafood!  St. Roch’s on Wilmington Street did NOT disappoint.

As promised, here are some links to the resources I shared. You’ll find a PDF File with every slide from the presentation here – Collateral Change North Carolina August 2019, and also a summary of the audience survey results regarding tech use on this Google Doc.

If you have questions, need more resources, or would like to share some of your own success stories about finding balance with the technology in your lives please contact me.  Until next time… Go Terps! 🙂

“Collateral Change” Presentation at the Louisiana Digital Government Summit 2019

Thank you Louisiana Government Information Technology employees!  It was a pleasure to visit your beautiful state, enjoy delicious seafood, get to know a little about you, and hear some of your stories about balancing technology at work and at home.

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As promised, linked below is a PDF file of the slides I used in my “Collateral Change” presentation this afternoon.

And although he was asleep, I was able to see “Mike the Tiger” over at the gorgeous LSU Campus.  Geaux Tigers!

Collateral Change Louisiana 2019 Keynote Slides

NETA2019: Mixed Reality Presentation

Here’s an opportunity to sample emerging technologies including both augmented reality applications for portable devices and a mix of virtual reality applications. At the end of this session you will be more familiar with the benefits of using 3-D enhanced resources for student engagement and learning.

Join us today (1/23/2019) at 3:30 PM in the Wasatch Room at the 2019 NETA Conference.

uen gpb presenters

PRESENTERS:
Andrew MacCartney, Vice President Education and Digital Media, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Laura Evans, Education Director, Georgia Public Broadcasting
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Michael Hakkarinen, Instructional Technology Trainer – Utah Education Network
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Join the Public Media XR Creators Facebook Group
www.facebook.com/groups/publicmediaxrcreators

RESOURCES:
gpb virtual fieldtrips
Click here to explore the Georgia Public Media Virtual Field Trips

mixed reality course sign up cardThe “Mixed Reality for Education” in person class will provide educators with a sampling of emerging technologies including both augmented reality applications for portable devices, and a mix of virtual reality applications. By the end of the two day experience each participant will have learned the benefits of using 3-D enhanced resources to engage students. Through this understanding, each participant will also create and share a “redefined” classroom lesson that includes AR and/or VR student experiences.

Click here to learn more about the Mixed Reality for Education course offered by UEN to Utah educators.

Download a PDF Version of our slideshow from this link – mixed reality – neta 2019
mixed reality slideshow

UEN PDTV Episode: VR In the Classroom

UEN PDTV Episode: VR In Higher Education