App Smashing with Flipgrid and 3DBear
Led by Denise Wright, Ann Kozma, and Michael Drezek
The days are short, but they are definitely getting longer. This school year has been challenging, but we are halfway done. The Covid figures are disheartening, but we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
What does that all add up to?
Let’s have some fun with our students.
Featuring Flipgrid and 3DBear, here are three educators who have some tricks up their sleeves that will light a fire under your students. They’ll be showcasing lessons you can use to inspire your students’ best work and showcase their talents. Michael Drezek and Denise Wright have more than half a century of teaching experience between them, and Ann Kozma is the Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid. Together they will be walking us through engaging lessons in ELA, SEL, Math, Science, STEM, STEAM, art, and social studies that you can use immediately.
This could be the ultimate Zoom experience, one you may be talking about for the next twenty years.
Michael Drezek is the District Technology Integrator/Teacher-Leader for the Lake Shore Central School District, He spend 10 years as a Mathematics teacher, and has been at the Lake Shore District for 16 years. Michael is a Google Certified Innovator (NYC19 Cohort), Level 1 & 2 Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Certified Educator and Trainer, 2016 Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds. I was selected as a 2018 Minecraft Education Global Mentor and am an active educator/learning ambassador for Bloxels Edu, BrainPOP, Buncee, CoSpaces, CueThink, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education, Seesaw, Wakelet, and 3DBear.
Denise Wright is an online and face to face STEM Educator in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was a nominee for National Online Teacher of the Year. She was one of the first teacher's in her state to pilot a 1926 historic, Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope with the South Carolina State Museum in a distance learning environment. The historic telescope is used in a classroom distance learning environment to view the sun and the night sky. Denise, volunteers for NASA as a Solar System Ambassador, is a founder of her community amateur astronomy group, Grand Strand Astronomers, and AstroSTEM Club, for middle school students. She attended the launches of NASA's Parker Solar Probe and Space XCRS 17 from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She writes a column for the National Science Teaching Association, journal, Science Scope, called "The Online Teacher". The column focuses on best practices for teaching science in an online or hybrid environment.
Ann Kozma loves to explore, share, and contribute and has spent 19+ years dedicated to transforming education as a classroom teacher, Innovation & Instructional Support TOSA, and as an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid at Microsoft. Believing that “Play is our brain’s favorite way to learn,” Ann loves to bring the fun and is passionate about helping others learn how to meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning. She is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015 and Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader. Connect with her on Twitter at @annkozma723.