Institute for Educational Development

Increase Studens' LEarning and Engagement Using Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, New Google Tools, and More! (Grades K-6)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Kim Randall

Outstanding Educator, Author and National Presenter

Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Technology Integration Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Library/Media Specialists, and Administrators

  • The best, most current FREE and low-cost classroom-proven tools and strategies for increasing students' engagement and learning
  • How to make best use of highly engaging, impactful, motivating and easy-to-use tools perfect for grades K-6 including Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, new Google Tools, and more!
  • Explore timesaving strategies and approaches designed to elevate your instruction and student engagement
  • Receive an extensive digital tools resource handbook filled with unique ideas, engaging activities and classroom-tested tools

You may bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar.

Practical Strategies

Increasingly our elementary classrooms are equipped with devices and connected to a world of resources. But which are the best for increasing student engagement and learning? And how can we make best use of these tools to easily and seamlessly incorporate them into our instruction?

In this NEW seminar, outstanding educator, author, national presenter, and Google Certified Trainer, Kim Randall will equip you with the best, most current FREE and low-cost tools for greatly enhancing student engagement and learning. She will share classroom-tested, practical ways to make best use of Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, PearDeck, and other outstanding tools to strengthen your instruction. As an experienced elementary teacher and instructional technologist, Kim will share essential tips and tricks to save you valuable time and help you implement these tools right away! Whether you are new to using devices in your classroom or an experienced user, you'll leave this seminar with a wealth of instructional ideas.

You will leave with specific "how to" steps and a wealth of ideas for seamlessly integrating these activities and ideas into your own grades K-6 instruction to better meet the needs of your students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Increase Students' Engagement and Learning in Your K-6 Instruction
    With literally thousands of digital tools available, teachers are keen to select only the best to use with their students … Discover the best, most current FREE and low cost tools and resources for strengthening engagement and learning in grades K-6
  2. Engage Students with FREE, Powerful, Cutting-Edge Technological and Non-Technological Tools
    Discover great ways to harness the power of the latest FREE and low cost interactive tools such as Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Adobe Spark, and new Google Tools! … Learn how to best use them in your instruction to motivate, encourage and challenge your students
  3. Utilize Highly Effective Strategies to Maximize Learning for All Students
    Learn how to combine the best, FREE digital tools with practical instructional strategies to engage all your students … Enhance learning and captivate student interest
  4. Streamline Your Workflow and Provide Quick Feedback
    Explore terrific ways to simplify your workflow and provide student feedback with ease … Save teacher time and enhance your instruction with easy-to-use and powerful tools such as Edpuzzle, PearDeck, Quizzizz, and more!
  5. Unleash Student Creativity in the Classroom
    Tap into the power of FREE Adobe Spark, Google Tools and more to help students demonstrate their learning in new and meaningful ways … Increase students' ownership of their learning using highly engaging tools
  6. Help Students Build Deeper Content Knowledge and Take Greater Responsibility for their Learning
    Explore digital tools for deepening students' content knowledge … Easily generate highly engaging lessons and activities that track student comprehension, offer instant feedback and actively engage students in their own learning
  7. Digitally Differentiate Your Instruction and Interventions with Ease
    Receive real-time data, strengthen student motivation and differentiate your instruction … More easily meet students' needs using built in supports and tools
  8. Utilize New Google Tools and Discover the Latest Features
    Google is constantly making changes and releasing FREE new tools and features … Discover how to leverage the newest Google Tools and features perfect for your grades K-6 students
  9. Create Instructional Content with Edpuzzle
    Experience working with media created lessons and activities that track student progress … Meet student needs with content focused at their level of understanding
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Tools Resource Handbook and Special Online Access to Helpful Resources
    You will receive a detailed resource handbook packed with ideas, suggestions and step-by-step instructions for increasing students' learning and engagement using outstanding digital tools … Receive special access to Kim's website, filled with helpful digital resources to support your learning long after the seminar

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Increase students' learning and engagement … How to make best use of FREE Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, new Google Tools, and more!
  • How to enhance your instruction to maximize learning for all students
  • Highly engaging digital content and specific, practical ways to enhance your lessons and activities to help students meet your high expectations
  • Outstanding ways to use Flipgrid to captivate your students and capture their learning using audio and video
  • Tips and tricks to make best use of FREE and low-cost digital websites perfect for your grades K-6 instruction
  • How to seamlessly curate, organize and share important instructional content … Digitally keep everything organized in one place!
  • Ways to motivate and empower students to demonstrate their learning in flexible, creative ways using FREE Google Tools and more!
  • Effective and exciting apps for struggling students that boost their confidence and motivation for learning
  • Step-by-step demonstrations of terrific apps and websites you can easily incorporate in your grades K-6 instruction
  • Terrific resources, activities and ideas to keep elementary students focused and engaged in their learning using the best tools
  • Work smarter, not harder … Access ready-made lessons, templates and activities you can easily incorporate in your instruction
  • Do's and don'ts: tips for educators to make best use of powerful digital tools – whether in one-device or multi-device classrooms
  • Ways to break free from the four walls of your classroom to connect and collaborate with classrooms around the world

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Technology is ever changing and can captivate our students in exciting and engaging ways. But given the many responsibilities currently on our plates, it can be challenging to stay current on the latest free and low-cost tools, and the best ways of incorporating them in our instruction.

As an experienced elementary teacher and instructional technologist, I have designed this seminar specifically to provide you with practical, classroom-proven solutions. I am excited to share with you the best, most current FREE and low-cost tools for increasing student engagement and learning in grades K-6. We'll venture well beyond simply familiarizing you with these great tools to show you highly practical ways to best utilize these in your instruction. I want to equip you to more effectively reach students given their specific needs, to more easily differentiate your instruction, meet your curricular goals, and so much more!

We'll dig into the myriad of outstanding ways to increase student engagement and learning by making best use of Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, new Google Tools and more! I want to share with you practical ways these cutting-edge tools can save you valuable time, provide insight into student thinking and engage students in ways that weren't previously possible.

Join me for this fun, practical, idea-packed day as we discover together the many exciting resources perfect for increasing student engagement and learning in grades K-6.

Sincerely,
Kim Randall

P.S. Our day will focus on highly practical tools and instructional strategies that will greatly enhance your daily instruction.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Technology Integration Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Library/Media Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Digital Tools Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Lesson ideas, activities and strategies to seamlessly integrate digital tools into your classroom to increase student engagement
    • Step-by-step instructions for easily making the most of these powerful online tools
    • Numerous practical resources for enhancing grades K-6 instruction
    • Links, descriptions and pricing information for all the digital tools explored throughout the day
    • Timesaving tips for easily incorporating Adobe Spark, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck and more into your existing curriculum
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in the best tools for increasing students' learning and engagement.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Kim Randall will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own classroom or program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.