On Thursday, November 3, 2016, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will be hosting our second annual Google Apps for Education Student Summit at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall!

The goal for the event is to provide awareness and a learning opportunity for students with various Google Apps, as well as an introduction to coding and robots.

The day will consist of an interactive keynote presentation and a full day of workshops. Our staff and student leads will direct the day of hands-on learning and students will have the opportunity to engage with our special guest, Lisa Floyd.

Special Guest: Lisa Floyd

We are excited to announce that Lisa Floyd will be joining us for the day, introducing students and teachers to the basics of coding shapes and interactive games with Scratch.

Lisa is a Computational Thinking in Math and Science instructor at Western University as well as a math and computer science teacher at the Thames Valley District School Board. Her passion and enthusiasm about coding in the classroom will be an asset to the Summit, inspiring our students and staff to think differently about their engagement and interaction with new technology.

Time Details Location
9:25–10:15 Welcome / Keynote: Lisa Floyd Auditorium
10:25–11:25
  1. What’s Up Doc?
  2. Survey Says!
  3. Presentations with Pizzaz
  4. Breakout EDU
  5. Coding Games and Shapes (Student Session)
  1. 145
  2. 118
  3. 147
  4. 153
  5. 149
11:30–12:25
  1. What’s Up Doc?
  2. Survey Says!
  3. Presentations with Pizzaz
  4. Breakout EDU
  5. Coding Games and Shapes (Student Session)
  1. 145
  2. 118
  3. 147
  4. 153
  5. 149
12:25–1:00 Lunch Bear Den
1:05–2:00
  1. What’s Up Doc?
  2. Survey Says!
  3. Presentations with Pizzaz
  4. Presentations with Pizzaz (2)
  5. Breakout EDU
  6. Coding: Exploring Geometry (Teacher Session)
  1. 145
  2. 118
  3. 147
  4. 115
  5. 153
  6. 149
2:00–2:30 Team and Travel time
 – School teams to meet and begin planning
 – Travel back to school

Sessions

What's Up Doc? Google Docs Unleashed

The ability to collaborate anytime, anywhere and on any device is just the beginning of the greatness that is Google! Come experiment with some of the the tools and features you might not know about and see how they can change the way you work and learn.

In this hands-on session, participants will:

  • learn the fundamentals of Google Docs
  • learn how to navigate the workspace
  • collaborate in live documents with peers
  • learn about the various publishing and sharing options

Survey Says! Using Forms like a Pro

Google Forms are magical tools for students! Create quick surveys, quizzes, and even “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories! If you want to find one Google tool to fall in love with, Forms is it!

In this hands-on session, participants will:

  • learn how to create a Google Form
  • learn how to navigate the workspace
  • collaborate in live documents with peers
  • learn about the various publishing and sharing options

Presentations with Pizzaz - Not your ordinary slideshow

Presentations don't have to be limited to the same ol’ Google Slides. This session will show you how to create presentations with pizzaz using Google Slides and more! So, the next time your teacher asks you to “create a presentation…”, you will have multiple tools to choose from.

In this hands-on session, participants will:

  • learn the fundamentals of Google Slides
  • learn how to navigate the workspace
  • collaborate in live documents with peers
  • learn about the various publishing and sharing options
  • develop an interactive Slides presentation

Breakout EDU: The Mathematician’s Code

There is an old story about St. Joseph-Scollard Hall that sometimes gets passed around. It’s about a math teacher that taught there many years ago. He was an older gentleman by the name Mr. Minor. He was only at SJSH for one year, and it was actually his last year of teaching before retirement. People that met him said he was full of strange surprises.

Teachers have been joking for years that he hid a treasure in the school and they would all get to retire if they ever found it. It’s been so long now that people have stopped talking about it. Can you help solve the mystery?

Coding Games and Shapes (Student Session)

Scratch is a fun and challenging block-based language that can be used to create interactive computer programs. You will learn the basics of coding with Scratch by remixing pre-coded games. You will also have the opportunity to code various shapes to make cool artwork. This session is for both the beginner and experienced coder.

Exploring Geometry in the Junior/Intermediate Math Classroom with Scratch Coding (Teacher Session)

Help to enhance your students’ understanding of geometry concepts through coding in Scratch and Tickle for Sphero (programmable robot ball). In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to code 2D shapes and other images using Scratch and Sphero and will also be challenged to code Sphero through a maze,-all while addressing Ontario Math Curriculum Expectations. Prior coding experience is not needed, but there will be a variety of challenges to try if participants have previous experience.