UCET 2019 Canvas Presentations

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Silver Creek room on the third floor, join me for “Six Strategies for Shifting School Culture with Canvas”

Presentation Description:  The Canvas LMS is an effective tool for blending instruction in your school, but how do you get that shift started? In this session we will look at six ways administrators can use Canvas with staff to get teachers moving towards using Canvas in their classrooms.  Enjoy the embedded Google Slideshow below, and join the UEN Canvas Course to see examples created and demonstrated during the event. bit.ly/6strats4shift 

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 from 10:00 AM – Noon, stop by the Playground area on the second floor to see my poster session “Maybe We Do Need Some Stinkin’ Badges” and learn how to get started with the Badgr LTI for Canvas.

Presentation Description: The new “Badgr” platform has been adapted by Instructure as the native badging system for Canvas. Do you know how to use it? Stop by for a quick tutorial and some ideas for using Badgr with your Canvas instance to gamify learning, setup a micro-credentialing system, and more!  Check out the embeded Google Slideshow below and download the handouts from here  2018-10-13 Badges Made Easy with Badgr Handouts

AcceleratED & IntegratED 2019 Presentations

As a fourth and fifth grade teacher I often told students, “You’re one of two things in this world.  Either you’re weird, or you’re boring.”  Portland is weird.  And the AcceleratED / IntegratED conferences have been anything but boring. The UEN PD Team has had a great time visiting this beautiful green state full of interesting people.


Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop format of “RESTORE” this week in Portland, Oregon.  As promised, all of the slides and handouts are available below:

RESTORE Workshop Oregon 2019

RESTORE Workshop Handout

COVITS2018: Collateral Change Presentation

Thank you everyone who attended the COVITS event in Richmond today.  You may be a crowd of “Wahoos” and “Hokies”, but I definitely enjoyed sharing with you and getting to meet people afterwards.  As promised, here is a PDF version of the slides I used:

Collateral Change 2018 Virginia COVITS

Image Link to COVITS18 Survey

How did you like that survey we did at the beginning of the presentation?  Want to see the results?  Click the image to the left to see them in a linked Google Doc.

As mentioned in the presentation, The CodeRVA High School magnet program promoting computer science is doubling in size this year.  Read more from here from the July 22, 2018 article by Justin Mattingly in the Richmond Dispatch 

If you are concerned about computer science being taught in your Virginia schools, visit https://code.org/promote/va for more information and download the Virginia Computer Science Fact Sheet.

Interested in the Virginia Virtual High School program?  Check out VirtualVirginia.org

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

Florida 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 beautiful Tallhassee, Florida.

If you would like to view the slides used in the “Collateral Change” presentation you can download a PDF Version here that also includes 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 here https://edtechakk.com/contact/ 

Presentation Slides PDF Version – Collateral Change 2018 FLORIDA

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

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.