Texas Public Sector CIO Academy 2018 Presentation

Texas Capital Building MH

Thank you Austin, Texas!  It was a short trip but worth it.  Along with meeting fantastic people who work to serve this great state and the 12 million Texans who live here, I also got to enjoy some delicious fish tacos at Turf & Surf Po-Boy, and amazing BBQ at Coopers.

Collateral Change Intro SlideIf you were there for my “Collateral Change” presentation you know I promised you the slides.  So here they are in PDF format – Collateral Change 2018 Texas CIO Academy Slides

Also, if you have any personal stories about restoring the balance of technology in your life I’d love to hear them.  Click comment below to share publicly, or use the Contact Me page to send me a direct message.

A Trip Home! The Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit

Thank you Pennsylvania for inviting me to share “Collateral Change” with you at the Digital Government Summit.  I enjoyed the opportunity to return to my origin, pick up some authentic Hershey’s chocolate and enjoy a Yuengling!

As promised, all of my slides and the information in them can be found here in PDF Format: Collateral Change 2018 Pennsylvania DGS Slides

Until next time… Go Terps!  (Sorry. You Penn State fans know Maryland needs all the help they can get.)

Ohio Digital Government Summit 2018 – Collateral Change Presentation Resources

Thank you to THE Ohio State University, eRepublic, and everyone who attended the Ohio Digital Government Summit today.  As promised, here is a PDF version of the slides I used this morning.  Although this doesn’t capture all of the interactive graphics and transitions, you will find the data and images are easy to access.
Click here to download the PDF – Collateral Change 2018 OHIO Slides

And if you’re interested in the survey results from the Google Form activity they’re all available here – Ohio DGS 2018 Collateral Change Survey Results

If you forgot your phone Ohio resultsThis is my favorite graph, the one showing results to the question on how you’d feel if you forgot your smart phone.  The results are very telling as to how dependent we have become on our digital devices.  If you answered “Crisis” or “Oh No”, like almost 75% of us did, think about what it is about your device that you depend on.  Is it for navigation? Connectivity to work or family?Access to apps and tools that allow you do to your job better?  That’s probably not a bad thing here in the year 2018. But if it’s something else, and you don’t feel good about it, what can you do take back control?

Additional resources about education and technology in Ohio in the presentation were found at:

Blended Learning & House Bill 2

Computer Science Instead of Algebra 2

Texting and Driving Law Effective October 29, 2018

 

Georgia Digital Government Summit 2018 “Collateral Change” Resources

Thank you Atlanta!  What a great day.  I got to meet so many nice people and really enjoyed hearing stories from everyone about “No Screen Sundays”, Tech-Free Dinners, No Device Dallas Games, and a great story about a 10 Day Meditation Retreat near Jessup, Georgia that sounds absolutely amazing.  Interested?  Click the link to learn more.

As promised, here is a PDF version of the slides I used:

Collateral Change 2018 GEORGIA

If you are concerned about computer science being taught in your Georgia K-12 Schools check out Code.org, or go directly to the Georgia Fact Sheet.

Interested in the Georgia Virtual High School program?  Check out GAVirtualSchool.org 

Want to read more about Chromebooks in Kalb County (pronounced like cab, sorry about that) you can find the article here at the Neighbor Newspapers website.

And finally – thank you for providing support and doing all that you do with technology at the Georgia State Government.  Over 10 million people depend on you to keep their state running smoothly, something no one should take for granted.

Oregon Digital Government Summit – Collateral Change Presentation

This place is beautiful!  Thank you Oregonians for inviting me to Salem for this eRepublic event.  It is a pleasure to share with you, meet all the nice people working for the Oregon State Government, and visit your beautiful state.

As promised, attached below are the slides I shared in Apple Keynote downloaded in PDF Format.  If you would like any other content, or have questions, please email me directly at michael@uen.org

Collateral Change 2018 OREGON Slides

And of course, by popular demand – here’s that picture I took of Mt. Hood while flying in to Portland.  If I actually make it to “Voo Doo Donuts” I’ll put the obligatory tourist selfie with it as well.  Stay tuned!

Mt Hood Airplane Wing

Alabama Digital Government Summit

This week I had an amazing visit to Montgomery, Alabama.  This was my first visit to Alabama and I must confess I didn’t know what to expect.  What I found was not surprising.  Montgomery is a beautiful little city with southern charm, perfect weather, friendly people, great food and a collection of museums and monuments that were both thought provoking and informative.  The National Memorial for Peace and Justice was an especially powerful experience.  You can read more about that on my last blog post.

In regards to the keynote presentation on Thursday morning, you can download a PDF Version  of the slides linked below including speaker notes.  Many of the citations for work shared, images and data are on each slide or can be found in the notes.  For any specific information or any questions please contact me through this website on the contact page: https://edtechakk.com/contact/ 

 

Presentation Slides PDF Version – Collateral Change 2018 ALABAMA

And if you’re interested in those survey results you can see them on this Google Doc.

Videos Used in the Presentation can be found at YouTube and embedded below:

New Jersey Digital Government Summit

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the summit yesterday.  It was a pleasure to share with you and enjoy the hospitality of New Jersey, well Pennsylvania – let’s say it was fun to meet with people from the Delaware River Area!

If you would like to view the slides used in the “Collateral Change” presentation you can download a PDF Version that is linked below including speaker notes.  Many of the citations for work shared, images and data are on each slide or can be found in the notes.  For any specific information or any questions please contact me through this website on the contact page: https://edtechakk.com/contact/ 

Presentation Slides PDF Version – Collateral Change 2018 NEW JERSEY

And if you’re interested in those survey results you can see them on this Google Doc.

Videos Used in the Presentation can be found at YouTube and embedded below:

CyberCorps Camp 2018

CyberCorps Coding
This weekend I had the pleasure of presenting “Mixed Reality Resources for Education” to two groups of high school students.  The kids and their chaperones all traveled to Cedar City, Utah to attend the “Talent Ready CyberCorps Camp” at Southern Utah University.  Put on by the Southwest Educational Development Center, students had the opportunity to attend break out sessions about coding with micro:bits, cyber security, Makerspace tools, and more.

Hololens

Working with students this weekend rejuvenated my internal motivation to educate.  As a professional development specialist it’s easy to lose that connection to what really drives education – the enjoyment that comes from learning.  All of the students I worked with has experiences, talents, opinions, and tons of questions.  More importantly, they all had very optimistic ideas for the future.

During our three hour sessions students got to experience a Google Expedition and then lead their own VR Trip, explore AR/VR apps for their phones, test out several interactives with “Merge Cubes“, dive into a world full of dinosaurs with the Microsoft HoloLens, and even participate in a NearPod Lesson with VR features.

Merge Cubes

At the completion of each session I was most amazed at the brainstorming and connections students made to future applications.  From preparing for jobs to reimagining the entertainment industry, each of the kids had a unique and optimistic view of how technology would make their lives better.

Rubiks Cube VR

And the best thing I heard over the two days?  A young man said “I don’t use social media.  It takes up too much of my time and makes you feel cruddy.”  Then he went back to solving my Rubik’s cube.  It took him less than a minute.  I’d been working on it for weeks.

Ottawa County Tech & Innovation Forum

2018-03-Grand_Haven_PierThank you to the Ottawa County Department of Technology & Innovation for your invite and hospitality to spend a few days on the western shore of Michigan.  It was a pleasure to listen to Rick Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. and CEO of Menlo Innovations kick off the morning with a great keynote.  His discussion about the changes they made to increase happiness in the workplace have me thinking about all the things we could also apply to schools to improve the wellness and wellbeing of students and teachers.

After lunch I really enjoyed sharing “Expectations of A Constantly Connected Workforce” with the attendees, and as promised – here are the slides I used in the presentation.  You can download in PDF form from this link.

Finally – if you’d like to review the responses to the Google Form we used in the presentation you can see them here – miOttawa2018 Expectations Survey Results

Arizona Digital Government Summit

Phoenix is fun!  I didn’t get to see a Diamondbacks game, but I did get to enjoy the Digital Government Summit and meet some of the hard working Arizona State Government Technology Gurus who keep this state running.

It was a please to share my “Expectations of a Constantly Connected Generation” presentation and talk about everything from generational differences in the workplace to digital device addiction.  To see more check out a static PDF version of the Keynote slides from this link here.