About Me

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Keven Rinaman is the Director of Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, OH.  A graduate of Heidelberg University (’07) and Western Governors University (’17), Keven aims to utilize his knowledge and skills to bring classroom technology tools to teachers all over the world.  This blog is designed to be a resource center of tools to use in classrooms K-12.

At home, Keven is married (Katie) with a son (Cooper).  A huge Cleveland Indians fan and an Apple junkie, Keven enjoys spending his free-time with family and helping with technology questions.

Conference Sessions

CREATE! Conference – June 2018 – 21st Century Pen-Pals! Where Communication Becomes Collaboration!
CREATE! Conference – June 2018 – Metaverse: Augmented Reality for Classrooms and School Marketing!
Ohio Educational Technology Conference – February 2018 – “3D Printing with a Purpose in the Classroom” Workshop
Ohio Educational Technology Conference – February 2018 – “3D Printing in the Classroom” Concurrent Session
Future of Education Technology – January 2018 – “3D Printing in the Classroom” Workshop
G-Tech Summit – August 2017 – “Going Google: An Introduction to G Suite for Education” Concurrent Session
CREATE! Conference – June 2017 – “3D Printing in the Classroom” Concurrent Session
Create! Conference – June 2017 – “Going Google: An Introduction to G Suite for Education” Concurrent Session
Ohio Educational Technology Conference – February 2017 – “3D Printing in the Classroom” Concurrent Session
Ohio Educational Technology Conference – February 2016 – “Recording and Mapping Living History with Video” Concurrent Session
Catholic EdCamp Chicago – May 2015 – “Technology Integration Resources and Where to Find Them”
Ohio Educational Technology Conference – February 2015 – “Black Rocket: Infusing Game Design and Classroom Content” Poster Session
Ohio Moodle Moot – June 2014 – “Moodle Boot Camp” – Beginner’s Lab Host
Diocese of Toledo Technology Conference – June 2013 – “Classroom Walkthrough App” Concurrent Session
Diocese of Toledo Technology Conference – June 2013 – “6th Grade Journeys Around The World” Concurrent Session
Diocese of Toledo Technology Conference – June 2013 – “Going 1:1, Our Process at Calvert Catholic Schools” Concurrent Session
Diocese of Toledo Technology Conference – June 2012 – “Social Media in Schools” Concurrent Session

WORKSHOPS

Parent Communication Tools

In this workshop, participants will learn about a variety of tools to be used for communicating with parents. Tools will include Class Dojo, Bloomz, Remind and more.

Tools to Save Time In Your Classroom

This workshop focuses on increasing classroom efficiency and productivity. Tools will include classroom screen, podcasts, noisli, unsplash, wheel decide, go soapbox, and more.

Google Classroom

This workshop will focus on starting with Google Classroom from scratch.  Participants will learn all about the tools and options available with Google Classroom.

OER (Free) Resources

In this workshop, participants will be exposed to a handful of websites that offer free resources for teachers to use in their classroom.

BreakOUT of Your Classroom. Engaging Team Activities.

In this workshop, participants will learn about running a BreakOUT EDU activity in their class.  These activities will foster team-building, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Formative Assessment

This session will take a look at various formative assessment tools to use in the regular classroom.  Teachers will have the opportunity to get hands-on with their use in the classroom.  Some tools will benefit 1:1 classes and others will work well in limited technology classes.  Examples include Kahoot!, Plickers, Google Forms, Socrative, Go Formative, and more!

Engaging Tools

In this session, we will take a look at tools that help to engage students and parents in the learning process.  Types of tools that will be addressed include private photo-sharing and communication, Game-based review tools, websites to extend lessons, as well as tools to help Flip your classroom.  Teachers will be given the opportunity to try the tools out from both the student side and teacher side.

Moodle Boot Camp

In this session, we will work on the basics of setting up an online classroom and take a look at the tools available to incorporate Moodle into classrooms.  We will also demonstrate how to embed tools from other websites into your lessons and create a one-stop-shop for your students.

Classroom Technology Tools

In this session, we will explore classroom devices that enhance lessons and bring different options to classic techniques. We will take a look at Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Interactive Whiteboard solutions, Document Cameras, Lego Robotics, Raspberry Pi and more!

Going Google 

An introduction to Google Apps for Education.  This session will have an entry-level approach to the workings of Google Drive, Docs, Forms, and Slides.  The first 60-90 minutes will be tutorial of how each item works, followed by 30-60 minutes of hands-on usage by the attendee.

CERTIFICATIONS

Google Certified Educator Level 1      

Career in Education:

Administration Roles – Director of Technology, Technology Coordinator, Dean of Students

Clubs & Organizations – Student Council, Class Advisor

Athletic Coaching – Wrestling, Golf, Baseball

Classes – Computer Applications, Media Technology, Standard Integrated Math, American History, World History, Government

 

Upcoming Presentations:

 

Sessions have been submitted to CREATE!, G-Tech Summit, and FETC.