OCTOBER, 2018, KENTUCKY, USAChatbots have the potential to impact instruction, inside and outside the classroom. DialogFlow can be used to create free, small-scale chatbots that can provide short, on-demand answers. Simple integrations enable the use of the chatbot in a blog, website, or online course.
Customizing The Microsoft QNA Maker Chat BOT
APRIL 2018, CONNECT 2018, ONTARIO, CANADA
QnA Maker allows you to build, train and publish a simple question and answer bot based on FAQ URLs, structured documents or editorial content in minutes. Learn how to build and test a simple chat bot, review the chat logs, and keep your bot up to date. Kyle will also demonstrate an interface built using standard HTML along with a MySQL database to allow for greater customization and more helpful responses.
iPads in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 2018, Qikiqtani Teachers' Conference, ONTARIO, CANADA
iPads continue to grow in popularity in schools around the world, despite a shrinking global tablet industry. Learn how to use an iPad effectively in the classroom, including simple tips and tricks many long-time iPad users don't know, and how to use the iPad to replace some traditional classroom tech.
Transition from IT to Teaching Focused IT
JUNE 2017, CANHEIT, ONTARIO, CANADA
There is often a disconnect between IT staff, students, and educators. Each have their own priorities, goals, limitations, and policies that put them at odds, and a lack of communication among them can create conflict. It is common for each of these groups to meet with their peers, but rarely across role boundaries.
IT staff must do more than manage servers, infrastructure, and accounts; they must take a more active role in the deployment of technologies that support educational activities. Learn of the strategies used by one Systems Administrator who transitioned into an Educational Technology Specialist. Share your own experiences, strategies, and success stories that have enabled collaboration with your education stakeholders.
Classroom Response Tools
JANUARY 2016, Teaching With Technology, ONTARIO, CANADA
Learn the differences between a variety of cloud-based classroom response tools, and which is most appropriate for your classroom.
The Device-Agnostic Classroom
NOVEMBER 2015, Bring-IT Together, ONTARIO, CANADA
Too often, users turn technology platform choices into religion. Students are coming to the classroom with a diverse set of skills, and gadgets. Learn strategies and apps that help bring all of these devices together.
Wireless Media in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 2015, FETC, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
There are multiple protocols for sending video and audio wirelessly to various types of receivers. Learn how the instructor can untether from the front of the classroom, and how students can collaborate and share their work, right from their desks.
JANUARY 2015, Teaching With Technology Showcase, ONTARIO, CANADA
Take a look at a variety of apps that are cross-platform, and cloud services that can be used from any web-enabled device. Student devices can help keep your students engaged instead of distracted.
Open Source in Action - Creating Private Cloud Storage using Pydio
MAY 2014, CONNECT 2014, ONTARIO, CANADA
Concerned about users uploading private or sensitive materials to cloud services that are not under your control? Pydio can integrate with your existing infrastructure and provide your users with cloud storage that you manage and secure.