Thursday, March 21, 2019

It's MACUL#19 - My Sessions and Resources

The annual Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL - muhCULL) Conference is back and over 5000 educators will gather in Detroit to learn and share the ways they're impacting students by integrating technology.

This week has been an amazing recharge to my teaching batteries every year since 2005. Here's my schedule of presentations and links to resources.

Full Conference Planner


10:00 am - Foster Creativity Through Visual Storytelling with Keynote - Room 258

Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies, and more"with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes"using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas.

1:00 pm - Creativity Cage Match: Google Slides vs. Apple Keynote - Room 310A

It's the ultimate app showdown as a Google Certified Everything and an Apple Distinguished Something-or-other slug it out for 60 electrifying minutes to see whether Google Slides or Apple's Keynote will reign supreme. Will Slides' global collaboration features overcome Keynote's insanely great animations or will Keynote's Instant Alpha put Slides' transparent export in a full nelson? We'll give you the whole seat but you'll only need the edge! Session Resources

4:00 pm - Curbing a Chromebook Crisis - Room 310B

As Chromebook adoption has soared in recent year, so has data showing that millions of machines are being used primarily for low level assessments, educationally questionable games, and YouTube. Become part of the solution by increasing your knowledge Chrome-based creativity tools, by integrating time-tested educational protocols, and by exploring how you can join the #CreateWithChrome movement. Help curb this growing crisis. Session Resources


8:30 am - Apple Everyone Can Create Playground - Atrium

Come and experience the tremendously engaging...and free creativity curriculum from Apple. A whole bunch of Apple Distinguished Educators will be on hand with a bunch of Apple hardware to show you how easy it is to lead your learners in creating stunning art, images, animation, music, and video all through the free iBooks downloads. Session Resources