About These Resources

This page includes links to upcoming as well as recorded virtual workshops / webinars about instructional technology apps, websites, strategies and learning activities for our teachers and staff. If you have a suggestion or request for a future "Genius Bar" interactive workshop, please submit this request form.

Upcoming Workshops

Casady faculty and staff (casady.org Google login required) can view and subscribe to our "Casady Genius Bar" workshop event calendar. The 'agenda view' of this calendar is embedded to the right.

Add this calendar to your Google Calendar and RSVP for events you want to attend.

Archived workshop videos and slide presentations are PUBLICLY shared below for anyone to watch and use.

(This calendar requires a Casady.org login to view)

Archived Workshops

9-15-2020 Google Educator Certification Overview

Google Educator Certification & YouTube Tips by @wfryer (15 Sept 2020)

8-6-2020 Lesson Cast Videos & other Teacher Created Videos

This is a recording of our August 6, 2020, virtuual workshop about "Lesson Casts and other Teacher Created Videos." We went over step-by-step instructions for how to use Google Calendar, Google Meets, Google Drive, and Google Classroom on a laptop computer to record and share lessons or parts of live / in-person lessons with students who are remote / at home.

Resources for creating lesson cast videos, including step-by-step handouts and video tutorials, are available on the "Lesson Casts" module of this instructional support website. Additional resources about other kinds of videos are available on our "Teacher Created Videos" page.

8-5-2020 Live Teaching Tools (including Wooclap)

This is a recording of our August 5, 2020, virtual workshop about "Live Teaching Tools." We highlighted several different websites / platforms usable during both "realtime" (live / synchronous) virtual as well as face-to-face instructions.

We also used Wooclap (FREE for K-12 teachers / schools) in the workshop and also stepped through the process of creating and using Wooclap interactive questions with a Google Presentation.

5-1-2020 Multimedia eBooks with Book Creator

Book Creator is a fantastic platform to use with students to create and share multimedia eBooks. 12th graders in Whitney Finley's Creative Writing classes the past 3 years have used Book Creator to publish eBook versions of the Children's Picture Books they've written and shared with Primary Division students. 3rd graders in Mrs. Hensley and Mrs. Fryer's classes have created "Animal Research eBooks" with Book Creator. Mallory Staats and Mendy Scoville have also used Book Creator for student projects. Some of these student eBook projects are shared on studentauthors.casady.org/library. Join us for this workshop to learn more about using Book Creator for multimedia eBook projects with students!

Multimedia eBooks with Book Creator by @wfryer (May 2020)

4-30-2020: Explain Everything for iPad

The iPad app "Explain Everything" can be used for live teaching with a whiteboard, annotating presentation slides, documents, videos, and other kinds of media. Explain Everything is one of the most powerful and useful apps available for iPad, and we have licenses for Casady faculty/staff to use. If you attend this virtual workshop in-person or catch the recording afterward, you can add Explain Everything (or enhanced EE skills) to your 'remote learning teacher toolbox!' See the "Narrated Slideshow" page for tutorial links for Explain Everything.

Explain Everything for iPad by @wfryer (30 April 2020)

Starting April 20, 2020, four different videos by UCO instructional designer and Casady parent Jennifer Foster are available for anyone to view and use. Two follow up interactive videoconferences were held April 22 and April 24 with Jennifer for Casady faculty. (See archived links below)

4-24-2020: Q&A with Jennifer Foster (part 2)

This video is a recording of a virtual workshop for teachers and staff at Casady School on April 24, 2020, with Jennifer Foster about her series of videos about designing and delivering lessons for remote learning. This was the second interactive conversation with Jennifer.

4-23-2020: Seesaw Choice Boards

A "choice board" in Seesaw provides a series of activities for students to complete, and can be created for any subject or grade level. This workshop shared and built on a fantastic and longer (69 minute) video about creating choice boards from Seesaw "PD in Your PJ's." These resources and more are linked on our instructional support page for Seesaw Choice Boards. The recorded video from today is 50 minutes long. Slides are also included below.

Seesaw Choice Boards by @wfryer (23 April 2020)

4-22-2020: Q&A with Jennifer Foster

This video is a recording of a virtual workshop for teachers and staff at Casady School on April 22, 2020, with Jennifer Foster about her series of videos about designing and delivering lessons for remote learning.

4-22-2020: iPad Tips and Tricks

This video is a recording of a virtual workshop for teachers and staff at Casady School on April 22, 2020. Ten different practical tips for using an iPad for personal productivity and teaching were highlighted. All referenced links are available on our iPad Module page. Slides shared during this workshop are also available.

iPad Tips and Tricks by @wfryer (22 April 2020)

4-9-2020: GoToMeeting Orientation - Overview for Primary Division Teachers & Staff

This video is a recording of a virtual workshop for Primary Division teachers at Casady School on April 9, 2020. This was an orientation to using "GoToMeeting" for videoconferencing with parents and students. Slides shared during this workshop are available.

GoToMeeting Orientation

4-3-2020: Parent & Student Expectations - Hangouts Meet LIVE Videoconferences

This is a recording of an interactive workshop and webinar shared with teachers at Casady School on April 3, 2020. We focused on expectations for parents and students when joining a LIVE videoconference facilitated by a Casady teacher. Note our workshop slides (linked here and embedded to the right) were updated based on feedback during and following this interactive workshop.

This link on our Casady Technology FAQs can be shared with parents and students prior to a live videoconference with Hangouts Meet.

More resources for teachers using Hangouts Meet videoconferences are available on our Remote Learning Instructional Support website.

Parent and Student Expectations - Google Hangouts Meet LIVE Videoconferences

31 March 2020: Comparing and Understanding Google Classroom and Seesaw

This is a recording of an interactive workshop and webinar shared with teachers at Casady School on March 31, 2020. We focused on understanding similarities and differences between Seesaw and Google Classroom, and specifically dove into creating assignments in Google Classroom. Slides shared / used in the first portion of this presentation are available.

Access more instructional resources for teachers (specific to "Remote Learning") about:

  1. Using Google Classroom

  2. Using Seesaw

Comparing and Understanding Google Classroom and Seesaw by @wfryer (31 March 2020)

23 March 2020: Tips and Strategies for Remote Learning

Description: A virtual keynote shared with faculty and staff at Casady School on March 23, 2020 as we launched our Remote Learning Plans in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Tips and Strategies for Remote Learning - 22 March 2020 by @wfryer