Welcome to 1 Tool At a Time: Build Your Toolbelt



One Tool at a Time: Build Your Toolbelt is a monthly webinar series brought to you by ISTE's SIGMS and SIGILT. Each webinar will last 30 minutes and will focus on a particular tool. Classroom integration strategies will be highlighted and there will be time for discussion.

January 23, 2014 - Flipping for EduCanon

Presenter: Laura Conley
Educanon is a new platform that I love! It allows you to insert questions into a video lesson. The video plays and then automatically stops for students to answer a question (that you have created) to reinforce learning. The video will automatically resume but only after the question is answered. The students can go back in the video to watch again if they missed something. We've tried it in a few classes (including ELL students) and had a very positive response. We are using it to review instead of a worksheet with our students. We are a 1 to1 laptop school. It would be wonderful for flipped class or any class!

View the archived webinar: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p96f6z08r4g/

January 21, 2014 - Simple Tool gets you to the Core

Presenter: Sandra Wozniak

Looking for a tool that provides lessons that integrate CCSS literacy standards in your content area? Explore this simple web discussion tool that guides students to think critically about tough issues. Authentic topics provide great opportunities for reading informational text, using evidence to support arguments, writing across disciplines and collaborating to solve problems. The SCAN tool provides scenarios, resources and a critical thinking strategy that apply across all disciplines. SCAN is simple for teachers, engaging for students, content-ready, and private for your class and IT’S FREE. Check out the library of 100+ lessons or write your own for just-in-time learning!

View the archived webinar: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p3dn02tculi/


May 13, 2013 - Gaming in Education

Archive of Session:

When: Monday, May 13th at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 6:00pm MT / 5:00pm PT
Where: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/7c222d7b5528428de8607e492bf4013159f0ae27?authuser=0&hl=en to join the Hangout or view and interact via comments in the OnAir Hangout at this link: https://plus.google.com/110166713665784741432/posts - If you have never used a Google Hangout before, please read this helpful article for more information: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/
Presenter: Alice Keeler

Games in the classroom and gamification are innovative ways to connect with students. Discover what the is difference between games in the classroom and gamification. Examples of different types of games you can play with students, badges and how games fit into your classroom.

Presenter Bio:
Alice Keeler works for Computer-Using Educators as the Professional Development Assistant Coordinator and is an adjunct professor at California State University Fresno teaching pre-service teachers how to integrate technology into the classroom. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Educational Media Design and Technology. She is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K-12 Ambassador, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Alice is an educational presenter at conferences such as ISTE, CUE, CUE Rock Star Teach Camps and more. Mother of 5 and avid player of World of Warcraft. She is on twitter @alicekeeler and blogs at www.alicekeeler.com and www.gamerriculum.com

March 19th - Symbaloo EDU

Archive of session: http://www.anymeeting.com/ISTESIGMS/ED55DD838448

When: Tuesday, March 19th at 8:00pm/ET/7:00pm CT/6:00 pm MT/5:00pm PT

Where: http://bit.ly/ZufzSF

Presenters: Shelly Brievogel, Kimber Scarlett, Jenifer Gossman

Join us as we share all the fabulous ways you can use Symbaloo in a classroom setting. You will learn what Symbaloo is, how to sign up, ways to use in the classroom/with parents and also how to become Symbaloo Certified!

Shelly Brievogel & Kimber Scarlett are 2nd grade teachers at Scott Elementary in Evansville, IN. They were the Symbaloo featured educators in January 2013 and talked about the multitude of ways they have put Symbaloo to work for them. They are also newly certified Symbaloo educators! Assisting them will be Jenifer Gossman, also Symbaloo certified. Jenifer is the SIGMS Professional Development Chair and an eLearning coach for the EVSC - working closely with Shelly and Kimber.

We look forward to sharing with you in March!

February 20th - Cool Tools for Education

Recording from the session: http://breeze.careeredonline.com/p42428572/

Join us as we tour Croak It, Animoto, ImageChef, LibriVox, and if time permits, Easelly. We will demo class examples using Animoto and ImageChef, including how we integrate them with alternative online environments, and you are welcome to showcase your favorite tools during the session! *grins and cheers* The focus is on how we use these tools quickly and easily in our classes, conference presentations and for student learning activities.

When: Wednesday, Feb 20th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Where: http://tinyurl.com/agx4t2u
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Calongne, SIGilt Communications Chair

Cynthia, a professor at Colorado Technical University, designed a doctoral degree program in Emerging Media (EM). Her EM research spans Web tools for campus and online learning, educational game design, virtual worlds and simulation design (holodecks!) as well as social media, augmented reality, mobile technology, cloud computing, and the study of how people use Web technologies to develop, produce media and consume content. A $25,000 Grand Prize Winner in the 2010 Federal Virtual World Challenge for her team's space simulation, The Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge, Cynthia is teaching her 35th class in Second Life using skills that she developed while serving as a mentor for Peggy Sheehy's Ramapo Project.

Announcement for Twitter:
Webinar on Cool Tools for Education, Feb 20 at 8PM Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific http://tinyurl.com/agx4t2u [ISTE] [SIGilt] [SIGms]

Past Webinars:


Topic: Simple SCAN tool gets Complex Learning

When: January 16, 2013 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Recorded Webinar Here: http://www.anymeeting.com/WebConference-beta/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=EC59DF80824C

Presenter: Sandra Wozinak

Sandra Wozniak recently retired after 33 years in the middle school
classroom. She works with media specialists, classroom teachers, and
school leadership around the world developing curriculum to help
students learn how to think, not what to think. Trained in rational
processed, PBL, UBD and Google Certified, she was selected as NJ
Middle Level Educator of the year in 2010.


Increase student participation and critical thinking using the unique
SCAN online discussion tool. SCAN provides problem solving scenarios
ripped from the headlines or history to get kids talking about issues
from different perspectives. Help students reach common core
standards in LA, science, and social studies using this simple online
tool. Set up a lesson you can use tomorrow!

Topic: Edmodo
When: November 29th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Liz Walhof & Kiffany Lychock
Kiffany Lychock and Liz Walhof are professional development coordinators in Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colorado. They each have a dozen years of teaching experience (secondary level and with adult learners) are part of a team that helps to create and facilitate professional development for their district. They are both self-professed geeks who conduct PD face to face, blended, and online.
Wondering how to use social networking in a way that's safe and easy? Looking for ways to engage your students in learning through methods that appeal to them? Come and learn about how to use Edmodo in the classroom (elementary & secondary) to engage learners, make access to resources easy, and extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Watch the Recorded Webinar: click here


Topic: Power Searching with Google (Use this link for additional resources)
When: Thursday, October 25th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Stephanie DeYoung, Twitter: Sdeyoung1


2006-present: Librarian, Lower and Middle School at Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA
  • Chair of the Google Apps transition team
  • Teach Grades PreK-8
  • Provide professional development for staff
  • Member of tech team


  • 2006 Master’s Syracuse University, MSLIS
  • 1994 Bachelor of Arts, History, Santa Clara University
Recorded Webinar here: http://bitly.com/SeyeKd


Topic: Getting Started with Twitter for your PLN (Use this link for additional resources)
When: Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Charity Harbeck Bio:
Media Specialist & School-Based Technology Coordinator
Calvert County Public Schools
MSDE - Certified Online Facilitator
NETS-T Certified
SMART Exemplary Educator
DEN Star
Charity is an elementary school teacher librarian and School Based Technology Coordinator in Maryland, with sixteen years experience in education. She was a classroom teacher in California and Maryland before following her passion for life-long learning and becoming a Library Media Teacher. Charity has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University in California. Sharing techniques and resources to help others achieve their life-long learning goals is her calling.
Follow Charity:
  • Twitter = harbeckc
  • Instagram = harbeckc
  • Showyou = harbeckc
  • G+ = C Harbeck
Personal Motto: “Learn something new every day.”
An introduction to using twitter to connect, learn and share with colleagues nearby and around the world.
  • How to use Twitter settings
  • Apps and web programs to maximize Twitter experience such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twittelator, Flip and more
  • Who to follow
  • The language of Twitter
  • Twitter etiquette
Recorded Webinar here: http://bitly.com/SeyeKd


Topic: Voicethread (Use this link for additional resources)
When: Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Jennifer Hanson is the Librarian at Primary Source, a nonprofit professional development organization in Massachusetts. In this role, she works with K-12 teachers and librarians across the country to bring new and useful print and digital resources into classrooms. In addition, she is an educational consultant with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region partner at Waynesburg University. Jennifer's background is in information literacy instruction, and she was the Instruction Coordinator at Emerson College prior to joining Primary Source.
Description: Have you ever wondered "What's a VoiceThread?" Join this webinar to find out just what is a VoiceThread and how to create one. Sample VoiceThreads will be shown and strategies for classroom use will be discussed.
Recorded Webinar here: http://goo.gl/Icjt6

MARCH - Rescheduled

Topic: Infographics (Use this link for additional resources)
Date: April 4th, 2012 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Carolyn Starkey is a NBCT school librarian at Buckhorn High School in New Market, AL. She is a frequent conference and professional development presenter on a wide range of topics in school librarianship, technology, and online learning.
Description: This webinar will introduce infographics and their use as contemporary literacy tools for the classroom. Topics under discussion will include types of infographics, characteristics of good infographics , sources of infographics, and tools for creating infographics.

Recorded Webinar: http://goo.gl/iNo4T


Topic: GIS in Education: An Essential Tool for Any Classroom-Empowering Student Understanding and Teaching Thinking
Date: February 1, 2012 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Barbaree Ash Duke, Educational Consultant in Curriculum Integration & GIS in Education
barbareeduke_logo_cropped.pngJoin us for ideas so that you can use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the classroom tomorrow! Explore engaging, easy classroom activities that use cutting-edge Geo-Web 2.0 tools. We're highlighting the web-based mapping tools that will inspire students to learn. Geospatial technologies facilitate a learning environment for students to discover the whys and hows of their curriculum, to engage multiple intelligences and to think spatially. These technologies offer unique opportunities to incorporate 21st Century skills by expanding the scope of curriculum to tap into cognitive research strategies through studying local and global issues across all content areas. We will share geospatial tools, ready-to-use resources, lesson plans and experiences. Let’s go exploring together!
For more than 20 years Barbaree Ash Duke has been a veteran classroom teacher and an educational consultant with GISetc in Curriculum Integration and GIS in Education based in Covington, LA. She taught English Language Arts in grades 6-12 as well as technology and GIS electives. Barbaree earned her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English at Baylor University and taught for 15 years in Texas, Alabama and North Carolina. An early zeal for finding what makes students learn best introduced her to technology and differentiation techniques. She's been integrating GIS into her the classroom since 2000. Annually you can see her presenting at GIS, technology and education conferences, teaching professional development and writing curriculum for K-12 classrooms. Along with numerous articles on integrating geospatial technologies into the classroom, she’s authored two books: 20 Minute GIS for Young Explorers as well as a solo work, Reading, Writing and Thinking around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for English Language Arts and Beyond. Barbaree also serves as the webinar manager for the National Council for Geographic Education. When she's not travelling, blogging or creating, you'll find her tutoring students in reading and math most weekday afternoons. She has many free resources on her website. Her hands-on, realistic approach to education gives teachers and students a comfortable place to learn while offering fresh, practical ideas to improve the classroom environment.


Date: January 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST
Presenter: Michele Haiken
Topic: Student Centered wikis

How would you rate your Wiki skills? Are you Wiki with it? Wikis are Web 2.0 tools that allow for ongoing documentation of student work and group authoring. This webinar will address how teachers can create student centered Wikis that promote student learning and discussions online. Participants will learn about a variety of Wiki-based projects and additional widgets to enhance Wikis.

Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D. is currently a middle school teacher at Rye Middle School in Rye, NY and founder of The Teaching Factor. Currently, Michele teaches academic electives to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and administrated wikis for each of her classes. Her Wiki www.rockwritelisten.wikispaces.com gained international attention in 2008 when it was highlighted on Wikispaces Blog. Michele presents at conferences in the Northeast and has taught graduate level educational courses at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

Click here for the webinar archive.

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Topic: Storybird (Use this link for additional resources)
When: Wednesday, December 14th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Tara Park, 6th Grade Teacher, PA Virtual Charter School
Description: Want to help your reluctant writers? Promote literacy, imagination, and self-confidence? Allow students to showcase their stories to classmates, family, and people around the world? Storybird http://storybird.com/ is the tool for you! Storybird is a collaborative, fun, storytelling site where students can create art-inspired, short stories that they can read, print, and share. Storybird was created to let children publish creative writing pieces through art-inspired stories. It is a popular tool that teachers around the world are using. Users will log in to one of many types of accounts. They will choose one artist to “work” with per story. The user will arrange the artwork in any order they choose and create a story around the selected images. The story can be published as a PDF, email, link or published into a blog or wiki with an embed code. In addition, Storybird has an option to publish printed books.
Recorded Webinar Here: http://goo.gl/OfILX


Topic: Google Forms (Use this link for additional resources)When: Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenters: Laurie Conzemius, Media Specialist, Pine Meadow Elementary School, Sartell, MN & Lisa Perez, Network Library Coordinator, Chicago Public Schools
Description: Looking for some new ways to interact with your students and staff? Need information, but now sure how to frame it? Join Laurie and Lisa as they discuss using Google Forms in the library, classroom and school. Participants will gain access to ideas for collection development, library statistics, and daily tasks, as well as getting some advanced tips and tricks from Google-certified teacher Lisa Perez. This lively forum will conclude with a brief discussion time where participants will have an opportunity to share their ideas for using Google Forms.**Link to archived webinar click here.**


Topic: Screencasting (Use this link for additional resources)
When: Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT
Presenter: Amanda Martinez, 4th Grade Teacher Duke School
Description: Let your students be the teachers! Learn how you can use screencasting across the curriculum to differentiate. The basics of screencasting will be discussed and examples will be shown (http://1toolatatime.wikispaces.com/screencasting).


Topic: Photo Story in the Classroom (Use this link for additional resources)

When:Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT

Presenter: Jenifer Gossman, Technology Teacher/Coordinator @ Holy Redeemer School, Evansville, Indiana
Jennifer currently teaches technology courses to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at her school. In addition she works with all K - 8 grade teachers in the school to infuse technology into their teaching practice. She also finds time to maintain the school's website, hardware and software.

Description: Have you heard of Photo Story and wondered what it is? Wonder how you can quickly start using it as a great tech tool in your classroom? Join the webinar to hear the basics:
  • What Photo Story is
  • How to get started
  • How to implement it in your classroom
  • Share sample lessons
  • See examples of student work

Recorded Webinar Here: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2011-04-26.1700.M.30D53F92346350591F6F701822F483.vcr&sid=2008350

March - Getting Started with Glogster EDU (click this link for additional resources!)

Thursday, March 17th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT

Presenter: Rebecca Petersen, Director of eLearning Resources & Professional Development
Instructor, School of Education, Lesley University
Description: What do you get when you cross a digital poster with a blog? You get a Glog! Glogster EDU is a an exciting and free, online site for students and teachers to create multimedia pages to present projects and other course work. In this 30 minute session we will share examples of class Glogs and how to get started with your own Glogster site. Rebecca is a former middle school social studies teacher and now teaches graduate courses in emerging technologies and Web 2.0 technologies at Lesley University.
Recorded Webinar Here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-03-17.1651.D.40F698971780B7AEE5FAD85F5E2D6D.vcr&sid=lcevents

February- Flickr Fun
(Rescheduled from December)

"One Tool at a Time" Webinar - Topic: Flickr Fun
 (click this link for additional resources!)

Tuesday, Feb. 15th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/6:00pm MT/5:00pm PT

Presenter: Margaret Gaudino, Instructional Technology Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD

Description: Come learn some fun ways to use Flickr to support teaching and learning. Flickr has some great tools that allow you to select and share content with students. Participants will learn how to create Flickr Galleries, slide shows, and Geo-tag their photos. Margaret is currently an Instructional Technology Specialist in Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland, developing and delivering professional development to support effective instructional strategies that integrate technology in the school library media center and classrooms. Margaret has been both a school library media specialist and an elementary classroom teacher. We will be using the Learn Central Host Your Own Webinar room.

Recorded Webinar is here: http://tinyurl.com/4u69dk6

January - Audacity: Using Sound to Enhance Learning
"One Tool at a Time" Webinar - Topic: Audacity: Using Sound to Enhance Learning
Date: Wednesday, January 12th at 7pm ET/6pm CT/5pm MT/4pm PT
Presenter: Lawrence Walker, Senior Lecturer School of Educational Studies and Human Development University of Canterbury New Zealand
Description: Participants will learn how to use Audacity, to record, import and edit sound including filtering and export a sound file in different formats for classroom and web use. Simple sound effects through to complex soundscapes can be created using audacity. The session will use classroom based examples. A sharing and question time will be part of the Webinar. Supporting literature will be provided and screenclips will complement the session. The demonstrations will be in Windows, however supporting resources will cover using Audacity on the Mac. Lawrence is a Senior lecturer in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was a teacher and a special education teacher before moving into tertiary education. His areas of interest are learning, ICT, video and Assistive Technology.
Recorded Webinar is here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-01-12.1517.D.40F698971780B7AEE5FAD85F5E2D6D.vcr&sid=lcevents

November - QR Codes

"One Tool at a Time" Webinar - Topic: QR Codes

Date: Tuesday, Nov 9th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT

Presenter: Katie Christo, ISTE SIGILT, Chair-Elect and Technology Curriculum Coordinator at Duke School

Description: Want to add some cool Web 2.0 tools to your tool belt? Then come join the One Tool at a Time Webinar series hosted by ISTE SIGMS and SIGILT. This 30 minute, practical, how-to webinar series will help you do just that. A guest presenter will share how the featured tool is used to support teaching and learning. Then participants are invited to join in and share their best practices using the tool. Our first presenter Katie Christo, Technology Curriculum Coordinator for Duke School, will share a project done incorporating QR codes to help tell the story about the school. We will be using the Learn Central Host Your Own Webinar room.

Recorded Webinar is here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-11-09.1656.D.40F698971780B7AEE5FAD85F5E2D6D.vcr&sid=lcevents

Slideshare link to presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/kchristo/1-tool-at-a-time-webinar-topic-qr-codes