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Tuesday, February 4
 

8:15am

KEYNOTE: "The History of the Future of Ed-Tech"
At the 1925 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Sidney Pressey, a psychologist at Ohio State University, exhibited the first “teaching machine.” The device had four multiple-choice questions and answers in a window, along with four keys. If the student thought the first answer was correct, the student pressed the first key; if the student was right, the next question was revealed. If the first choice was not correct, the initial question remained in the window until the student pressed the right button. The machine kept track of the student’s responses. What can we learn from looking at the past 90 years or so of ed-tech -- the predictions and the practices and the technologies we've developed?

Featured Speaker
avatar for Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters

Writer, Hack Education
Writer @hackeducation, 2017-18 Spencer Fellow @columbiajourn, ed-tech's Cassandra, author of The Monsters of Education Technology

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:15am - 9:15am
15 A & B

9:15am

VISIT THE VENDORS
Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am
16A

10:00am

"21st Century Math Curriculum with iPads"
This is a hands-on session where attendees will see and try apps and workflows geared to facilitate the use of iPads in a math classroom. Participants will learn several methods for using the iPad to create, share and assess math content through the apps Evernote, BuzzMath, Notability, Explain Everything, and the Google suite of apps.

Presenter
avatar for Jim Bologna

Jim Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of the CTL, Windward School
Jim Bologna has served the Windward community as Director of Technology since 2004, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning since 2005, the Co-Director of the Windward Institute since 2014, and the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair from 2007... Read More →

Co-Presenter
avatar for Diana Lang Sullivan

Diana Lang Sullivan

Math Teacher, Windward School


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
17A

10:00am

"App-solute Vocabulary!"
How can teachers utilize iPads to support vocabulary development across the content areas? Let's explore some ways that technology can be implemented in the 21st century classroom to help construct meaning of higher level academic vocabulary as required by the rigor of the CCSS.  

Presenter
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Jennifer Pirazzini

Teacher, Paul Ecke Central Elementary School - Encinitas Union School District
I am thrilled to be a part of the ongoing discussion regarding the impacts of technology in the 21st century classroom. For the last three years, I have worked as a fourth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad setting in the Encinitas Union School District. My students and I have experienced... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
13

10:00am

"Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screencasting and Other Multimedia"
Screencasting on the iPad has become an increasingly popular approach since the dawn of this transformative device. But what happens when students, not just teachers, are engaged in the process of creating multimedia representations of their understanding? In this session participants will engage in a series of increasingly creative, challenging, and collaborative activities that leverage mobile multimedia authoring as a means for sharing what they or their groups know. Be prepared to think, create, and share!

Presenter

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
17B

10:00am

"iPad Portfolios: Streamlining Work Flows"
iPads and Apps can provide magical teaching and learning moments. The challenge can be how to collect and organize the effort and work that students do on an iPad. In addition to creating a way for students to submit the work they do, iPad portfolios allow for students to organize and reflect on their learning. Session will cover how to set up portfolios, best practices for students organizing their work, and suggested teacher work flows.

Presenter
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Teacher, AliceKeeler
I am a collaborator. Technology should exist to make our lives more efficient and better, it should not be a brick. Spreadsheets and data are not something to be afraid of, they are tools of awesomeness.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
15A

10:00am

"The Connected Classroom"
Do you teach elementary grades? Are they collaborating and connecting outside of your classroom to ask questions and inspire creativity? Come learn how one group of amazing first grade students are using iPads to do just this - within their school and with the world. In this session, you will learn ways you can safely use social media and collaboration based iPad apps to increase classroom connections and engage learners. I will look at how creating and sharing with a global audience can teach kids about digital citizenship and help understand the importance of learning networks even at this young age.

Presenter
avatar for Karen Lirenman

Karen Lirenman

SAIL Academy, Brookside Elementary, Surrey School District
Bio Karen is an author and award-winning K-3 STEAM teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She has a  hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project-based, and maker mindset. Her... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
12

10:00am

"Unleashing Creativity with App Smashing"
Why limit students to one app to create original multimedia content when they can smash together 3, 4 or even 5 apps to create a final product. App-Smashing, the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content from an iPad to create content that could never have been created with just one app. With the increasingly flexibility of the iPad iOS and the ability to share content on one iPad from app to app, from iPad to iPad, and from an iPad to the web, both students and teachers have the ability to create truly remarkable creations on an iPad. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to begin the process of app-smashing as well as a small app toolkit to facility student created app-smashes. Apps used will include but are not limited to: iMovie, ExplainEverything, Tellagami, Paper53, Garageband, Google Drive, Dropbox, Book Creator and Creative Book Builder.

Presenter
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTech Teacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
16B

10:00am

Expanding Reality: The New 3 “R’s” in Education
Time to add, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and QR codes to the old 3 R’s. Go deep into building AR layers to add another dimension to learning objects. Animations, videos, images, and audio will bloom from everyday objects, the pages of a book, or old-school illustrations. Build simple VR’s that defy scale or explore those already built. Students with tablets or smart phones gain new insights, get more help. Begin with QR codes, the simplest of the 3 “R’s.” Explore how they work, how teachers use them, and what they offer teachers, students and parents. This session will explore how classroom teachers and students can build new layers of information with iPads and iPhones. Augmented Reality. Virtual Reality, and QR codes will featured and building them will be modeled AR and VR are like QR codes on steroids--new layers that enrich and enlighten. They are easily built with free software (AR, QR, and VR alike) and allow a more powerful use of existing resources. Finally, take a sneak peek into a very different future with AR controls for everyday items.

Presenter
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
14A

10:00am

"5 Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program"
In successful iPad programs conversations about pedagogy center the iPad properly as an effective learning device. Explore how schools that share a common constructivist vision for learning, extensive and sustained support for teachers, and a willingness to learn from others are much more likely to reap the benefits of iPads. We will look at challenges faced by schools and districts in developing effective iPad programs and strategies to make instructional practice dynamic and purposeful. 

Featured Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
15B

10:00am

Control + Alt + SHIFT: How to Change a School Culture from iPads as a Tech Toy to a Learning Tool
In this session, participants will gain practical knowledge on how to implement iPads in a meaningful way, embed them into the curriculum and create a culture where technology and iPads are a tool to achieve deeper learning. This session is catered for school and curriculum leaders. It will include strategies on how to move into a 1:1 program, provide examples of successful staff development models, and ways to educate and train faculty. The session will also include ways to involve the parent community, fundraising groups, and get the students on board.
The presentation will be led by the Acalanes High School principal and the technology leadership team. Acalanes High School has been recognized by Apple as the Apple Distinguished program. 

Presenter
avatar for Aida Glimme

Aida Glimme

Principal, Acalanes High School
Aida Glimme is in her 5th year as a principal of Acalanes High School, Lafayette CA. Prior to being an administrator Aida was a Science teacher at Monte Vista High School in Danville California. She obtained her Molecular Biology degree from University of California, Santa Barbara... Read More →

Co-Presenter
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Cass Mulholland

Social Studies Teacher / Technology Coordinator, Acalanes High School
KF

Karen Findlay

Librarian, Webmaster


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
14B

11:15am

"Creating a Culture of Research and Writing in the 1:1 Social Studies Classroom "
The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studeis cllasssroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resource for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writng skills.      

Presenter
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
14B

11:15am

"Crush Your Curriculum with App Smashing"
As Greg Kulowiec has proven, "the only limitation with iPads is an understanding of the potential of the device." Once students have developed a sense of app fluency, then they can create almost anything. One question remains, though: WHY. Why might a student create a multimedia eBook? Why would a student use advanced video smashing? Why does a ThingLink app smash help students demonstrate their understanding? Why might a student smash any number of apps in order to create a new learning artifact. In this session, we will tie a number of App Smashes back to the curriculum, answering the WHY questions along the way.

Presenter
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
17A

11:15am

"Harnessing the Power of Social Media - Moving Forward With Digital Citizenship"
Having a concrete digital citizenship plan is critical for all stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators and parents) when rolling out iPads. Do your students understand how to use technology in a safe and responsible way? This session will address a framework to get started with when teaching digital citizenship in your class/school. Learn ideas on how you can begin to teach your students how to build their digital identities and become iCitizens using social media

Presenter

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
17B

11:15am

"Improving Literacy with iPads"
During this session, participants will learn ways to help primary-grade students learn to read more fluently and with greater comprehension. Tools covered will include iPads, the presentation app, Explain Everything, Evernote, iTunes U, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Workshop is appropriate for 1:1 tablet scenarios or classrooms with as few as 1 device. Students working with iPads at a fluency ‘station’ will create video recordings of them reading leveled text. Recordings are then archived along with accompanying notes and suggested reading strategies. Videos can be reviewed with students or easily shared with other teachers, administrators, specialists, and/or parents. 

Presenter
avatar for David Malone

David Malone

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
David Malone is a Teacher on Special Assignment with San Francisco Unified School District's Educational Technology Department and adjunct faculty at Touro University in Vallejo, California. He is on the Board of Directors for Computer-Using Educators, serves on the technology committee... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
15A

11:15am

"The Language Classroom 2.0: How Making a Self-Made iBook Has Transformed Language Instruction (7-12)"
The focus of this session is to provide language teachers with pedagogical tools and activities to enhance their language classes and help their students learn in a fun and effective way through the use of a self-created iBook. Our goal is to present ideas on how to leverage the iPad's capabilities in order to make teaching more effective and fluid, and learning more fun and tailored to each individual student. We will present our audience with a variety of ideas and activities that integrate the iPad and language-friendly apps in the language classroom. We will demonstrate a self-created Spanish iBook that has been used for the last two years as a pilot program in our world languages department.
This is a great session for anyone starting out with iPads to those of us who have experience and are looking for more ideas!

Presenter
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Violet Richard

Violet Richard M.A. is a high school Spanish teacher at an independent school in the Boston area. She completed her B.A. in Spanish at Carleton College and her M.A. in Spanish language at Middlebury College. She has taught all levels of Spanish at her current school over the last... Read More →

Co-Presenter
AJ

Anderson J-A

Noble and Greenough school


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
13

11:15am

"How to Speak So School Boards Listen About the Digital Transformation"
School boards need to support the transformation to digital. From big picture to case studies, this presentation shows a successful approach to helping them understand. Based on a series of presentations to state and local school board associations, this session shows participants the integrated power of digital resources on iPads, including digital textbooks on iPads. Because school boards are often furthest from classroom practice, they are too often behind in the understanding of what the digital transformation of resources truly means and how much impact they can have for measurable rises in teaching and learning. This presentation will give CTO’s, superintendents, and educational technology advocates tools to share vision with their boards. Participants will learn to effectively use case studies from across the United States. They will see data from digital adoptions at pre-school, middle school, and high school level and hear from a superintendent who oversaw a digital adoption and convinced a board to expand the program. They will hear the big picture overview from a long time educational technology leader. This has proved to be an important part of building shared vision for boards. The videos, data, and the presentation itself will be available to attendees who can take and adapt it for presentation to their own boards. School board members are welcome in this presentation and there will be time to address their questions. The strengths of both one-to-one programs and many-to-one programs will shared and evaluated. Legal requirements from case study states will be discussed.

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Barbara Nemko

Dr. Barbara Nemko

Superintendent, Napa County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Barbara Nemko has served as Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to his Transition Team, Technology Task Force, Blueprint I and II Committees and “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before... Read More →

Co-Presenter
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
14A

11:15am

"Social Media - Employing Tools That Will Change You & Your Schools”
The words "social media" get a bad rap in the mainstream media. Social media is learning media with the capacity to allow those who utilize it wisely to collaborate with learners in ways that were previously unimaginable in our schools. This session looks at the role social media played in the evolution of Burlington High School in MA. Explore how this amazing transformation can happen for other educators in your classrooms and schools if you are willing to embrace these modern resources. Discover social media resources that can extend learning and assist educators with building a network of practitioners to help discover concrete examples of classroom and school-wide best practice for any initiative you wish to pursue. Learn about social media tools that can help you get higher levels of engagement in you classrooms and entire school community.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
12

11:15am

"The New Digital Brain & Classrooms of Today"
We have a exponential influx of technology spreading throughout our society and in our schools. These tools have potential for both good and evil when it comes to how we learn, process and interact. In this session we'll talk about how our brains are changing to this new norm and what that means for learning in classrooms of today. Come prepared to think!

Featured Speaker
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
16B

11:15am

"Who Owns Student Data? An Educator's Guide to Terms of Service and Privacy Policies"
TL;DR -- "Too Long; Didn't Read." It's become an Internet mantra, and one that certainly pertains to lengthy terms of service agreements that we click on without reading. But what do these documents say about student data? Who owns it? Who owns copyright? How is students' privacy and identity protected? This workshop will dig deeper. These are questions that are too often not being asked before applications and various tools are adopted. This session will perform a "close reading" of various companies' TOS and help educators understand them, ask questions about them.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters

Writer, Hack Education
Writer @hackeducation, 2017-18 Spencer Fellow @columbiajourn, ed-tech's Cassandra, author of The Monsters of Education Technology

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
15B

1:15pm

"Google Apps on Your iPad"
Google and iPad are powerful tools for education. Put them together and you open up new ways to use both. Whether it is your own personal account or you are part of a Google Apps for Education school you should get to know the Google apps for ipad. We will explore, demonstrate and play around with how students and staff can make the most of using Google and iPad together to enhance and enrich the learning environment.

Presenter
avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Technology Facilitator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with over 25 years of experience as a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, staff development specialist, and educational consultant. She is noted for her work in digital storytelling, STEM/STEAM, and using technology to develop empathy. She... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
17B

1:15pm

"RemixED – The Power of Remix, Mashup, and Recontextualization in the Classroom "
Mozilla’s Doug Belshaw says that the “heart” of “digital literacies” is the Remix. Kirby Ferguson eloquently encouraged us in his TED talk to “Embrace the Remix”, because, as his enlightening documentary series reminds us, “everything is a remix”. Newspaper blackout artist and award-winning author Austin Kleon’s advice to budding creatives is to “Steal Like an Artist”, because “you are a mashup of what you let into your life”. Our students are engrossed in remix culture - they are the appropriation and recontextualization generation. Remix calls for knowledge and understanding, critical, higher-order, and design thinking, a variety of tech skills, and, frequently, collaboration and navigation in the greater media landscape. Most importantly a remix task offers students a chance to truly transform a work and create something unique - something that will contribute to their digital presence and legacy. This session is part pedagogical/philosophical and part participatory. Attendees will leave with a “goodie-bag” of resources and ideas as well as have the opportunity to develop, practice, and share several types of remix projects.

Presenter
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
14A

1:15pm

"The iPad Learning Revolution"
What happens when you put an iPad into the hands of EVERY student at your school? A LEARNING REVOLUTION, of course! Join the journey of how 1:1 iPads fostered a necessary uprising from within the classroom. We will take you through each stage of our transformation from preparing our teachers for 1:1 to celebrating their successes of integrating technology into their curriculum. INTEGRATED K-5 LESSONS AND PROJECTS from our talented staff and students will be shared as well as APP LISTS and CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TIPS, culminating in a METAMORPHOSIS OF LEARNING SPACES that demand creativity, mobility, and differentiation reign in the learning environment.

Moderators
avatar for Kim McLaughlin

Kim McLaughlin

Instructional Coach, Eanes ISD
Kim McLaughlin, Bridge Point Elementary Instructional Coach, has been an educator for 30 years. She is a graduate of Lamar University with a degree in Speech and Hearing Science. As a curriculum specialist, her goal is to support and bring best teaching practices to life, while also... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Marianna Ricketson

Marianna Ricketson

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
Marianna Ricketson-Husain has taught in diverse settings from public schools in Harlem to exclusive private schools in Cupertino. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her MA in Instructional Technology from Columbia University. For the last 12 years... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
15A

1:15pm

"Using iPads for Inquiry Based Learning"
In this session you will learn strategies and practical ways to use iPads to promote curiosity, creativity, and exploration in your primary classroom. Creating a classroom environment where students' questions and observations are part of the daily work will be discussed in detail. Specific apps that promote inquiry and research skills will be shared. How to incorporate Twitter, student blogs and student led global projects to promote an authentic audience for your students to connect with will be discussed. Find out how your students can answer essential questions, meet curriculum standards, and grow in observation, inquisitiveness, and reflective learning.

Presenter
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
17A

1:15pm

Connecting Students: Strategies for Reinventing Your Classroom
Connected learning can be very empowering!  It allows students to grow into independent and lifelong learners who understand how to navigate the new landscape of learning.  As two of the essential 21st Century learning skills, collaboration and connected learning should be at the heart of every curriculum. In this session you will learn ways you can foster student engagement through connected learning and online collaborations. You will definitely be amazed at how you can transform your classroom with these cutting-edge techniques.
Holly writes the Connected Student Series on Edudemic.



Featured Speaker
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Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
16B

1:15pm

"iLeadership"
With the infusion of iPads and other digital tools in our schools, it is important that school administrators, department heads, and other school leaders stay up to date with these resources and model best practice in order to maintain their place as instructional leaders. This session will focus on some of the ways that administrators can model best practice while also improving communication and collaboration. 

Featured Speaker
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
12

1:15pm

"Navigating the 1st Year in a 1:1 Classroom"
    What can a classroom teacher expect to face during their first year with iPads in the classroom. Beyond learning the new apps and devices, what other skills and competencies will a classroom teacher need? This session will focus on educational philosophy, classroom management strategies, changing classroom relationshsips and frameworks for helping teachers to understand what the transition entails.

Presenter
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
14B

1:15pm

"The School Leader's iPad Implementation Checklist"
Your school has decided to go ahead with that iPad pilot or rollout: what now? Or you are a year or two into the process, and the crisis fires are out and the dust has settled: how do you keep the focus on improving student learning? In this session, we'll examine some of the critical considerations for teacher-leaders, IT staff, principals and other administators leading iPad efforts in schools and districts. We'll explore a checklist of key strategies for success, drawn from educational research and the example of the most successful early iPad implementations. 

Featured Speaker
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
15B

1:15pm

"Retroactively Managing an iPad Program: Centralizing an iPad Program That Precedes Policy"
The iPad has been adopted faster than any other technological tool in education. Consequently, iPads have been adapted at different rates and manners in many schools. Administrators find themselves with an iPad program before they have developed an existing policy. Often times, these policies evolve sporadically and in different ways. For example, students may bring their own iPad as part of a formal or information BYOD program; faculty may use school funds or grant monies to purchase individual or classroom iPads; iPad carts are often purchased without full implementation processes; department chairs may designate iPad deployments for their subordinates – these are but a few options.
When I was hired at Ransom Everglades, I was inadvertently placed in charge of an existing iPad program that did not formally exist. It quickly became my job to develop and implement the means to catalogue, manage, write app purchasing processes, and formalize best practice policies of an iPad program after the fact.
I then navigated the good, bad, and ugly of the process of implementing an iPad program after dozens of iPads had been purchased for faculty, staff, and students. I’ve learned much from the achievements and shortcomings of my experiences, including how to develop effective best practices that tackle taxation and legal concerns as well as how to effectively address the apprehensions of administrators and staff when employing policy after a tradition of informal practice. During my presentation, I’ll also discuss how to execute policies that are flexible and adaptable enough to fit current and future needs of a school. In retroactively developing an effective iPad policy, it is necessary to focus not only on the ins and outs of management, but the concerns of school personnel, incorporate flexibility, and take into account current needs and practice.

Presenter
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Special Projects, Ransom Everglades
I am a passionate educator who loves working in an innovative, technology rich pedagogy.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
13

2:30pm

"Digital Books in the Classroom: Findings from a Full-Year Research Study"
We know the use of iPads can transform the way instructional content is presented to students, but there is still much to learn about learner-preferred instructional design principles, best implementation practices, and impact on student achievement. A recent quasi-experimental study explored the digital features that were most important to teachers, how teachers incorporated iPads into their daily Biology instruction and best practices that emerged, and whether students preferred learning with digital books or print books. The study also explored the impact of a digital book, developed in iBooks Author, on student achievement when compared to classrooms that were using print books and supplements. The findings from the study yielded promising results in support of using iPads to deliver instructional content, along with feedback directly from teachers and students as to their favorite features and functions. The study also discovered a trend indicating digitally-driven instruction particularly benefits English as Second Language (ESL) learners, with plans for more research to explore this trend. This presentation will share the complete study findings so that others can benefit from the valuable lessons learned.  

Presenter
MB

Marcy Baughman

Marcy Baughman has been conducting applied research on behalf of Pearson for over ten years. Her areas of interest include designing experimental studies to measure impact on a variety of educator and student variables, identifying and measuring best digital implementation practices... Read More →

Co-Presenter

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
17B

2:30pm

"Empowering Students: Design Thinking on the Go!"
Come learn how the iPad can enhance aspects of Design Thinking and engage students in the process of solving real world issues.! This session will not only outline the process of Design Thinking, but how the mobile learning environment can enhance the process. These two parallel themes will give attendees a basic understanding of the design thinking process and a creative vision of the potential of mobile learning. 

Participants will leave the session with tools they can use to interview, conduct research, note take, brainstorm, make decisions, draft designs, and create prototypes with the iPad successfully. Additionally, they will be able to foster student engagement and excitement in the Design Thinking process!

Presenter
avatar for Diane Darrow

Diane Darrow

Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Diane Darrow is a Technology Integration Specialist who speaks and writes about how meaningful use of technology deepens the learning experience for students. Her teaching career spans 25 years and extends from pre-school, to University level instruction. She designs curriculum experiences... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
14B

2:30pm

"From Angry Birds to Minecraft: What Do Games Teach Us About Learning?"
Come discover five secrets that make games addictive, and learn about specific ways that you can use game dynamics in your classroom to engage learners. In this session, I will use video interviews with students, gameplay videos, and examples from many current games that kids play to demonstrate what game designers know about tutorials, learning, and scaffolding of content. I will also present an overview of the concept of gamification, and why it is so effective at changing behavior.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
14A

2:30pm

"From Luddite to Leader: How My Journey Can Help Make Your Technology Initiative Successful"
If you had told me I would be a technology specialists in 2009, I would have told you that was impossible. I was a luddite. I was a teacher who believed that iPads were just one more new technology tool that would come and go like the rest. Now, after participating in a 1:1 K-12 iPad roll-out, I am a convert and a leader in my district. Through education, exploration, and witnessing first-hand I have become a strong believer in the necessity of connected classroom. I will share the resources that changed my mind and the lessons learned in my first year in a 1:1 middle school classroom.

Presenter
avatar for Tanna Fiske

Tanna Fiske

Teacher-8th gr, Hill Country Middle School, Eanes ISD
Tanna Fiske taught 8th grade American History for 13 year before becoming an Educational Technologist in Eanes ISD. Tanna brings her experience teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom. She has practical, real-life lessons to share.
avatar for Marianna Ricketson

Marianna Ricketson

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
Marianna Ricketson-Husain has taught in diverse settings from public schools in Harlem to exclusive private schools in Cupertino. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her MA in Instructional Technology from Columbia University. For the last 12 years... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
13

2:30pm

"iPads in the 21st Century Classroom: It’s NOT About the Apps!"
Are you overwhelmed by the number of educational apps that are available? Do you feel as though you don’t have the time, expertise, or funds to preview and test out hundreds of apps? If so, you are not alone. Fortunately, by asking a very simple question, teachers can transform how they utilize iPads in the classroom. Prepare to be inspired by what can be accomplished when teaching starts with the learning outcomes instead of the apps. Teachers will engage with innovative examples of how starting with the end goal can lead to increased critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication in any classroom. Additionally, teachers will walk away with a digital toolbox of resources linked to key 21st century skills that can help transform their classrooms into hubs of 21st century learning. This presentation is appropriate for all disciplines and grade levels.

Presenter
avatar for Stephanie Harman

Stephanie Harman

Head of Middle School, Maumee Valley Country Day School
As an educator for the last 12 years, Stephanie Harman mentors and empowers students to reach their potential. Currently, she serves as Head of Middle School at Maumee Valley Country Day School, a co-educational, PK-12 independent school in Toledo, OH. During her tenure, she successfully... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
15A

2:30pm

"Creating Coherence: Connecting Technology and Learning Goals"
In too many U.S. school districts, technology purchases and programs are not connected to strategic learning goals for students. Districts and schools make iPad purchases, and then teachers are left to individually use the technology however they see fit. This model can promote pockets of excellence, but it rarely leads to systematic adoption of technology in support of meaningful learning. In this interactive session, we'll explore a case study of competing and complementary approaches to connecting learning goals to a technology integration plan. Participants will leave the session with a variety of effective strategies for helping teams, departments, schools and districts strategically use technology to support student learning and achievement. This session will be almost entirely participant small-group discussions of a case study--a great chance to meet new people and have rich conversations about complex problems. (For those more interested in a lecture from Justin, see his earlier session). 

Featured Speaker
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Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
15B

2:30pm

"Intentional Learning Space - How to Redesign Your Classroom"
Environment is not neutral. Where learning occurs is an important as how, with whom and when we learn. Education is changing rapidly - common core, making, PBL, collaboration, and technology require us to rethink the format, delivery, and tools used in education. Yet classrooms remain largely unchanged. This session will discuss how to hack/redesign your own classrooms to transform teaching and learning without spending a fortune.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
17A

2:30pm

"Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 Initiative"
While having access to ubiquitous technology like mobile devices has its benefits, there are a lot of pitfalls to look out for before, during and after implementation. In this session be prepared to laugh and learn as @mrhooker takes you through an informative 3-year journey of his district's 1:1 implementation. Whether you are a classroom teacher, an administrator, or a tech director, knowing what mistakes to avoid will help put your school on the path to 1:1 success. 

Featured Speaker
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
16B

2:30pm

"1:1 Devices: The Glamorous and Not-so-Glamorous Aspects of the Program in an Elementary Classroom Setting"
iPads have been the fastest selling technological tool in the history of education. Whether or not to implement 1:1 in a classroom or multiple is a question facing several educators today. Our administrator made the decision to go 1:1 in our fifth grade classrooms a year back. As we relfect during our second year now, there are some very valuable lessons to be learned. This presentation will address both in a way that can aid those persons already in the process of implementation or those who haven’t started yet.

This was a pilot program in our K-12 unified district in fifth grade. It was initially an uphill task despite support from administrators. We learned several lessons along the way. Moving from a class set of 6 iPads to 1:1 was glamorous sounding but was it really? There were several practical aspects to be considered as also several emotional aspects to be taken into account.

This presentation will walk you through what we learned from our mistakes, what may be required in an elementary setting for a successful 1:1 iPad (or any technical tool) implementation, tips and tricks as far as classroom management goes, how digital citizenship is seamlessly integrated into students’ daily lives, how this tool can be used as a daily reference tool as well as a creative tool, the processes that need to be in place as we move along and how students enjoy using their own iPads in a fifth grade.

Lastly, the most important aspect of this or any program is the students. That is the reason why these purchase decisions need to be made. Capitalizing on student power is key and we will also talk about how we leveraged that potential to implement the program successfully in our setting.

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Redmond

Amanda Redmond

5th Grade Teacher, Barron Park
Amanda is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. She tries out various tools and integrates technology seamlessly in her classroom. She takes her class to the Barron Park Maker Studio regularly to build community and growth mindset, as well as learn more technology to... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
12

3:40pm

DISCUSSION PANEL: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
This open discussion will be moderated by EdTechTeacher instructor, Holly Clark. She will be joined by Karen Lirenman, Reshan Richards, Kristen Wideen, Samantha Morra, and Jo-Ann Fox.

Moderators
HC

Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Quantum Academy of the Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment at Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center, a grades 4-8 STEAM school she helped design. In her career has taught kinder-4th grade and currently is enjoying working with middle school students. She works in a 1:1 iPad school (Apple... Read More →
avatar for Karen Lirenman

Karen Lirenman

SAIL Academy, Brookside Elementary, Surrey School District
Bio Karen is an author and award-winning K-3 STEAM teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She has a  hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project-based, and maker mindset. Her... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Technology Facilitator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with over 25 years of experience as a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, staff development specialist, and educational consultant. She is noted for her work in digital storytelling, STEM/STEAM, and using technology to develop empathy. She... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
15A

3:40pm

DISCUSSION PANEL: iPads in the Middle/High School Classroom
This open discussion will be moderated by EdTechTeacher instructor, Don Orth. He will be joined by other ETT instructors, as well as other invited educators, not yet confirmed.

Presenter
avatar for Matt Baier

Matt Baier

Director of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic
Matt Baier is the Director of the Center for Innovation at Cathedral Catholic High School, a 1:1 iPad school in San Diego, CA. His responsibilities include training and helping teachers integrate technology in their classes, creating and managing the online course program, facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Teacher, AliceKeeler
I am a collaborator. Technology should exist to make our lives more efficient and better, it should not be a brick. Spreadsheets and data are not something to be afraid of, they are tools of awesomeness.
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTech Teacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative... Read More →

Featured Speaker
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
15B
 
Wednesday, February 5
 

8:00am

"iLab: App Smash"
Looking for a chance to get hands on with App Smashing? Beth and Greg will have a series of challenges to test your iPad mettle. Stop by the iLab for a chance to experiment - and get some guidance - with a few of our favorite smashes.

Presenter
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTech Teacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
12

8:00am

"Digital Storytelling on iPad"
Digital stories take students beyond traditional assignments while learning 21st century skills of creating, communicating and collaborating. Students become creators of content not just consumers as they weave images, music, and voice together, giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations and experiences. iPads take digital storytelling to a new level by making the process easier, mobile and integrated into one device. DIgital stories engage students and teachers at every grade level while enhancing writing and critical thinking skills. Digital Storytelling on the iPad can transform student writing into video masterpieces ready to be shared with the world. 

Presenter
avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Technology Facilitator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with over 25 years of experience as a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, staff development specialist, and educational consultant. She is noted for her work in digital storytelling, STEM/STEAM, and using technology to develop empathy. She... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
17B

8:00am

"iPad Workflow and U - An Overview of iTunes U Course Manager "
This presentation will review iTunes U from both the perspective of the student and the instructor. Essential information regarding iTunes U course creation will be shared. This will include a demo on using iTunes U Course Manager to quickly curate and organize content to create a course in iTunes U. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the various ways that iTunes U can be used in their role in education. *It should be noted that the iTunes U course manager system is web-based and can be accessed by either a PC or Mac computer. The iTunes U course is viewed on the iPad using the iTunes U app. Participants should have the iTunes U app downloaded to their iPads prior to attending this workshop.

Presenter
avatar for Tim Yenca/Eanes ISD

Tim Yenca/Eanes ISD

Educational Technology Coordinator, Eanes ISD
Tim Yenca is the Educational Technology Coordinator and Mobile Integration Specialist at Eanes ISD in Austin, Texas. He taught high school mathematics for several years before making edtech his full-time gig. Passionate about meaningful technology infusion into the art and science... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
13

8:00am

"Pictures in Motion- Visual Storytelling with the iPad"
Storytelling can serve as a useful mechanism in a myriad of pedagogical ways. Whether it be through instruction, assessment, or even knowledge representation the foundational methodologies in producing meaningful and engaging motion picture stories are the same. The purpose of this session is to provide attendees with a solid foundational background on the pedagogical uses of video production in the classroom using an iPad. We will cover and discuss everything from appropriate terminology, to production strategies, filming methods, and finally applications for learning.

Featured Speaker

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
14B

8:00am

"Projects for the Inquiry-Based Classroom"
You have 1:1 and you may either be thinking about going to a "Flipped" or Inquiry-Based Classroom or you've already made the jump and you are looking for engaging activities for your students. In either case, this session is for you. Your students will be intrinsically motivated when you provide just one day a week to allow them to pursue what their passions are. We will discuss Blogging Projects, 20-Time in Education, and beginner Public Speaking Activities.

Presenter
avatar for Kate Petty

Kate Petty

Director of Events, EdTechTeam
Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
15A

8:00am

"Say What?" CANCELED
Get your students speaking and provide them opportunities to listen. Learn ways to implement Apps like Dragon Dictation, Audio Boo, Croak.it, Explain Everything, Creative Book Builder, and iMovie to help your students meet the Speaking and Listening Common Core State Standards. This presentation will focus on EL and World Language Students. 

Presenter
avatar for Leigh Murrell

Leigh Murrell

Technology Integration Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education
Leigh Murrell has her Masters in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has been an educational technology staff developer for over 8 years. She is currently a Instructional Technology Specialist at the San Diego County Office of Education. Prior to this, she... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
15B

8:00am

"Student Digital Porfolios: Redefining Assessment Using Google Tools and iPads"
In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important - to how we can use the power of Google tools to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work using Google -with a focus on the best iPad apps that integrate with Google Drive. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator in 2014!

Featured Speaker
HC

Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
16B

8:00am

"What You Really Need for Success - What Are the Top 5 Components for an iPad School and How Do You Implement Them"
This session will cut through the smoke and mirrors about iPad programs in schools and address the top 5 componants for a successful 1:1 and how to implement them. While every school is different, these 5 components are a must have. You'll also get a check list of what you need to do to get them done. A fast-paced, experienced-based check list of what works.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
17A

8:00am

App Development for Busy Educators
Would you like to create stunning, dynamic apps that are customized to your individual classroom and/or school district without having to go back to school for a computer science degree? The solution: Buzztouch.com. It is a solution that will allow you to develop an app that is be able to have new classroom or school content added quickly and easily, without the 3-5 day waiting period for an app update. But most importantly, it is a mobile development platform that will allow you (as a busy education professional with many other responsibilities and time constrictions that come with being an educator) to develop an app quickly, without an extensive knowledge of coding, and without investment in university courses in software engineering.

This will be a working session in which we will create a basic, functioning app which you can modify. When we finish this section you will have a simple, functioning app that will run on the iOS Simulator on your Mac which you can then modify, add to, and change as much as you would like to further learn app development.

NOTE: Attendees of this session should have a Mac with Xcode 5 downloaded and have signed up for a Guest or Member account of Buzztouch.com so that each person can participate fully and start developing their app in the session. Attendees will given access to an iTunes U course complete with screen casts of this process for further review at a later time.

Presenter
avatar for Brian Foutty

Brian Foutty

Innovative Learning Specialist & App Developer, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Brian is a 1994 and 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and M. Ed. in Special Education. He taught math for 19 years at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren, Ohio until recently moving into the position of Innovative Learning Specialist... Read More →

Co-Presenter
avatar for David Book

David Book

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer, BuzzTouch
Buzztouch was founded in 2009 by David Book while enrolled in the Information Technology and Communication Design bachelor degree program at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). David's submission of Buzztouch won the universities Outstanding Integrated Capstone Award... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
14A

9:15am

"iLab: Multimedia/Video Fun""
The multimedia and video iLab will focus on creating multimedia and video on the iPad.  iPad takes video creation to a new level by making the process easier, mobile and engaging to students and teachers at every grade level.  We will explore a variety of apps to create exciting and effective video. 
 

Presenter
avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Technology Facilitator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with over 25 years of experience as a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, staff development specialist, and educational consultant. She is noted for her work in digital storytelling, STEM/STEAM, and using technology to develop empathy. She... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
12

9:15am

"Designing Visual Thinking"
Vision is our most dominant sense. We often are able to better recall experiences, important information, or even organize our thoughts more efficiently through visual means than any other method. In this session we will examine why visual thinking is a more efficient strategy for learning and how it can be utilized to reach a variety of diverse learners.

Featured Speaker

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
14B

9:15am

"Developing Independent Student Learners"
In the quest to have a more student centered classroom, students need to become independent learners. The educators role shifts away from the front of the room to being designers of the learning environment. This session covers creating a Digital Haversack to guide students through the learning environment you design. 

Presenter
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Teacher, AliceKeeler
I am a collaborator. Technology should exist to make our lives more efficient and better, it should not be a brick. Spreadsheets and data are not something to be afraid of, they are tools of awesomeness.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
17A

9:15am

"Keep Explaining"
Without question Explain Everything is a powerful classroom tool. Yet, the ways in which it is being used in the classroom are only scratching the surface. This session will explore the more complex uses for Explain Everything. Ideas discussed in the session will range from creating flash style animation to mind mapping and presenting. Further, the session will explore how Explain Everything can be used to layer video content to create comprehensive multimedia presentations. 

Presenter
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTech Teacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
16B

9:15am

"SimCity As A Thematic Unit to Inspire Writers"
This session presents an actual example of how to authentically and dynamically leverage iPad usage in the classroom to motivate writers and build skills. Students learn both how to plan and manage a city while using a variety of writing styles and skills in authentic challenges. The recipe is simple: SimCity supports the writing program while the writing program supports SimCity. We will cover the fun curriculum developed for this unit of study, as well as both the philosophical and practical aspects of this unique approach to learning.

Presenter
avatar for Kris Schwengel

Kris Schwengel

4th Grade Teacher, Punahou School - Honolulu, HI
Kris Schwengel has lived and taught both nationally and internationally for 21 years. He is passionate about infusing fun and technology in authentic ways into the experiences of his students.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
13

9:15am

"The Power of the Little People – Using iPads to Transform Learning in the Early Years"
This workshop is designed for teachers, technology coaches, and administrators who are keen to explore the potential of innovative uses of iPads in an early years classroom and beyond.

Little people are far more than just cute. They are inspiring, curious, risk-taking globally engaged learners who are willing to give anything a shot. In this session participants will hear stories, and see samples of ways young learners are using iPads to create, connect, learn, and share with the world. They will learn how these fearless learners can make choices about their learning, make their thinking visible, and co-create with others. Specific examples will show what is possible through the use of blogs, video conferencing, and microblogging. These examples will demonstrate digital literacy and show how they promote digital citizenship. The examples shared in the early years context can easily be adjusted up to meet the needs of learners at higher grade levels.

Presenter
avatar for Karen Lirenman

Karen Lirenman

SAIL Academy, Brookside Elementary, Surrey School District
Bio Karen is an author and award-winning K-3 STEAM teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She has a  hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project-based, and maker mindset. Her... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
15A

9:15am

"DIY Genius Bar: Embracing Student Leadership"
Learn how Sweetwater Union High School District is creating student technology leaders. Teachers from Montgomery Middle School and Mar Vista Academy will share strategies for establishing Genius Bar groups at your own school. You will walk away with great resources that include the student application process, how-to guides, and ways to foster relationships between students, teachers, and administrators. Not only will this build community at your school site, but the implementation of Genius Bars are designed to empower students and allow them opportunities to shine. Teacher leaders will also share ideas on how to train students and provide student leaders with opportunities throughout the year to continue to sharpen their tech skills.

Moderators
avatar for Alicia Johal

Alicia Johal

8th Grade Science Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Mar Vista Academy, Sweetwater Union High School District
Alicia Johal is a third year teacher and curriculum specialist at Mar Vista Academy in the Sweetwater Union High School District, and is an Apple Foundations Trainer. Alicia is passionate about problem and project based learning to create meaningful connections for her students... Read More →
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →

Presenter
SC

Sara Chai

Science Teacher, Montgomery Middle School (SUHSD)
Sara Chai has enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade physical and life science at Montgomery Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District for the past nine years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Westmont College in 2001, and after serving as the Biology lab coordinator... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
15B

9:15am

"What Does the Classroom of the Future Look Like?"
What is the DIY “Maker” movement, and what does it mean for the future? Where do students feel the most creative? How can we create a sense of community in our classrooms? Come catch a glimpse of what a future classroom might look like, in both its curriculum and its physical space. We’ll explore how companies like Google foster creativity and innovation, and see what kids’ visions of a “learning center” might look like. Finally, we’ll look at an original way to create stronger community in the classroom using the popular game Minecraft as a virtual learning environment.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
14A

9:15am

"Service Design: A User-Centered Approach to Creating or Improving Your School's iPad Initiative"
This interactive presentation will argue that Service Design, the thoughtful orchestration of people, products, and processes to address well-understood user needs, is a viable tool for creating or refining K-20 iPad initiatives. Service Design employs ethnographic research methods to glean insights into how users experience services. These insights are especially valuable for teachers, technical staff, and administrators while creating or improving integrated iPad support processes that aim to make your initiative's backstage technical processes invisible to students. In this workshop, Paul Zenke, will illustrate service design's key concepts through lessons learned from managing Stanford University's iPads for Learning project. Additionally, Paul will demonstrate how ethnographic research can be used to help you create your own customer journey map, an important service design tool that will help your team visualize how to create or improve your user's iPad experience from start to finish.

Presenter
avatar for Paul Zenke

Paul Zenke

Academic Technology Lab manager, Stanford University
Paul Zenke is the Academic Technology Lab manager at Stanford University Libraries, Academic Computing Services (ACS). Paul manages ACS's iPads for Learning project, which provides faculty members and their students with instructional, technical, and logistical support implementing... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
17B

10:15am

VISIT THE VENDORS
Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:15am - 11:00am
16A

11:00am

KEYNOTE: "Connected Learning"
Today's online and mobile media offers new opportunities for demand-driven and socially connected learning, but only the most activated digital learners are taking advantage of this potential. Our research found very few connections between young people’s informal and interest-driven learning and the classroom. Mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity can support relevant and engaged learning when guided by progressive learning goals, policies, and practices.  How can we best guide, mentor and teach young people in an era of abundant information and ubiquitous social connection? And how can we do this in a way that supports the interests and identities of all learners?

Featured Speaker
MI

Mizuko Ito

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications, and is Professor in Residence at the University of California, Irvine, with appointments in the University of California Humanities Research... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
15 A & B

1:15pm

"Building Tried and True Digital Reading Strategies with Subtext"
Collaboration, engagement, visual learning, and connection are all words that should describe the reading environment in classrooms today. Being able to help students read digitally can be challenging at first, but is well worth the effort and helps prepare students for their future. In this session, Holly and Tanya will offer tried and true resources for helping students learn to effectively read in a digital environment. Using the app Subtext, it is easy to help students not only comprehend text but manage the information they take away from their learning. Digital reading strategies are important in any subject and this session will include resources for every subject area.


Presenter
Featured Speaker
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Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
16B

1:15pm

"Drawp for School - New ipad app makes digital creativity in school easy and exciting"

Drawp for School -  New ipad app makes digital creativity in school easy and exciting

 

Building on the success of Drawp, the popular art app for kids, MoonDrop Entertainment released Drawp for School, an iPad app that not only offers the exciting creativity tools Moondrop is known for, but also offers intuitive workflow management tools that save teachers valuable classroom time. Teachers can distribute and collect work as easily as with paper worksheets, and Drawp automatically stores and sorts assignments in the private Drawp cloud.

Ana Albir, Moondrop CEO, notes: “Digital content creation tools have many benefits, but can add extra work for teachers. Drawp solves this problem by offering exciting creativity tools wrapped with automatic workflow management, making it easy for teachers to implement digital technology in their classrooms. It’s not a matter of adopting difficult new technology, but making what teachers already do easier, faster, and more efficient.”

In this one hour session, Ana Albir will go over:

●      superior creativity tools available with Drawp

●      patented in-app collaboration platform

●      built-in automatic workflow management tools

 

In addition, people who attend the session can sign up for free unlimited one-year subscriptions (usually $99.99).

 

More information about Drawp For School

Superior Creativity Tools

Drawp is the first app to offer professional-grade art software, unlimited voice stickers, and multiple mark-up tools. Teachers of any subject can upload worksheets and students can complete the assignment using text, drawing, audio and photos.  It’s great for math, science, art and English classes. For foreign languages, teachers can send images to students, have them identify the objects, and record their voices saying the word of the object, aiding in pronunciation practice.

 

Seamless Safe Collaboration

Using Drawp’s  patented SimpleShare technology, students simply swipe to share their assignments.  It’s as easy as handing over a sheet of paper. Collaboration enhances student’s ability to create and express themselves. With Drawp’s sharing platform, students can easily work in groups, as well as separately and one-to-one with teachers. Assignments don’t have to be taken off the device as they’re automatically saved to the cloud and occupy no device memory. The safe platform is controlled by the teacher. No email is needed.  Easy collaboration tools facilitate Common Core adherence, and Drawp for School includes Common Core alignment tips.

 

Eases teachers’ workload

Drawp helps teachers do what they are already doing, but helps make it easier and faster, with the added advantage of inspiring creativity in students.  Teachers are already making assignments and giving them to students, then collecting, sorting and storing. Drawp’s automatic workflow management tools make this process with digital content as simple as, or even easier than it is with paper. Teachers are free to enjoy the creative advantages of digital content, without the hassles of managing it. Drawp also allows private personal text or audio notes and feedback from teachers to students or parents.

 

Availability

Drawp For School is available for iPad on the App store. Android to be available in Spring 2014.


Presenter
avatar for Ana Albir

Ana Albir

Entrepreneur, Drawp for School
Ana received a BS in physics with a concentration in music from MIT and an MBA from Stanford. Using her unique background in technology and the arts, Ana has combined her passions to develop new ways for children to create and share their creative expression. Living far from home... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
13

1:15pm

"Google Drive, Doctopus, and iAnnotate: An EASY and Paperless Way to Manage Student Work "
With iPads in our classrooms, the printing of assignments, worksheets, and essays in order to grade them is not only unnecessary, it is becoming obsolete. Yet you may be asking yourself HOW do I grade papers if they are not - paper? This session will provide you with a system to fully manage your student work using Google Drive and Doctopus for effective workflow of documents, and iAnnotate, an iPad app, as an essential tool for reading, marking up, and grading student work. Bring your own strategies and your questions!

Presenter
avatar for Dee Koscik

Dee Koscik

Principal, Woodward Academy Middle School
Email at dee.koscik@woodward.edu.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
14B

1:15pm

"Googlizing Workflow in Your School "
Teachers, students and administrators need means and methods of addressing logistical needs in a manner that lets them focus on the truly important work within a school. Real-time data collection, automated feedback, and creative learning within an internet browser are not features that require schools to invest in numerous expensive tools and software. Google Apps for Education, combined with effective implementation of easy-to-learn scripts, can expedite the data collection process in a manner that allows teachers and students to spend their time focusing on what matters: learning. Tools such as Docs, Spreadsheets and Forms, if implemented thoughtfully, can provide a backend workflow that allows for them to more effectively use creative tools such as Blogger and YouTube. Additionally, effective use of these tools on the part of administrators allows them to acquire better diagnostic information about teacher needs, give timelier feedback on observations, and make better use of their time within the context of overseeing the curriculum within the building.

This presentation discuss ways in which every teacher can googlize the workflow within their courses, classrooms, and schools. Introductions to tools such as Doctopus, Form Mule, Autocrat, YouTube video editor, and Google+ Communities will be given. Additionally, hands-on time will be spent working through some examples of how this might work within the structure of each of the above listed entities. Through using the tools available in Google Apps for EDU, teachers, students and administrators can automate numerous time consuming activities and save time for meaningful, pedagogically sound practices. 

Presenter
avatar for Martin Moran

Martin Moran

Director of Education Design and Innovation, Francis W. Parker School
Martin Moran is the Director of Education Technology for grades 6-12 at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL. He has over 12 years experience in both public and independent schools. At Parker, he has helped develop the long- and short-term technology plans, oversee a 1:1 Middle... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
17B

1:15pm

"The Digital DBQ – Enhancing Historical Thinking Skills in the Classroom"
A student of history should no longer view learning of the past as the rote memorization of names, dates and facts. Whether you are 1:1 or have a class set of iPads it’s time to bring history alive in your classroom through the use of technology. Together we will explore how to bring Document Based Activities) to life through the use of iBook’s, Keynote, and Explain Everything, allowing students to enhance and develop their historical thinking skills. See how the use of technology-enhanced curriculum allows your students to create a dialogue between the past and present. From analyzing sources to making connections across the curriculum and through evaluating multiple perspectives, you can redefine the history experience a student has in your classroom. Participants will leave with an iBook, titled, “The Digital DBQ,” with an overview of how to implement this process and some ready to use DBQs!

**presenter will mention app substitutions 

Presenter
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
17A

1:15pm

App Differently: Reach for Redefinition!
Learn how to use iOS apps to help your students innovate with the 4 Cs and redefine learning with iPads. I will share with you the critical difference between a creative app and a skill review app. Learn how to teach your students to use their device to get creative!

Presenter
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Quantum Academy of the Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment at Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center, a grades 4-8 STEAM school she helped design. In her career has taught kinder-4th grade and currently is enjoying working with middle school students. She works in a 1:1 iPad school (Apple... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
14A

1:15pm

"Challenge-Based, One-Screen, & T21: The EdTechTeacher Approach to iPad PD"
Learn about EdTechTeacher's philosophical and practical approach to iPad professional development and explore a blended model that provides sustained individual and community support. Explore how EdTechTeacher moves teachers through a consumption-curation-creation-connection pedagogical spectrum and helps them nurture creative learning environments. We will look at particular strategies to make hands-on and online iPad PD dynamic, interactive, and meaningful to teacher practice. 

Featured Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher

Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
15B

1:15pm

"Conquering Technology - Episode 1: Gamify Your Professional Development"
While educators utilize innovative and media rich materials in the classroom, professional development remains largely trapped in the traditional, static models of pedagogy. Cathedral Catholic has transformed their PD program to incorporate the techniques of gamification to motivate their faculty to take their teaching skills to the next level. By leveraging the power of iPad and iTunes U, teachers take ownership of their own learning, collaborate with one another, and enjoy taking risks to expand their instructional repertoire. Teachers execute challenges, level up, and complete episodes to earn recognition, in-house certification, skill advancement, and even money! Badges and prizes are also awarded. This presentation will explore the creation and implementation process of such a program, highlighting not only the successes but also discuss the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.

Questions we will answer:
Why did we make the change to gamification of professional development? What are the advantages to using gamification techniques in professional development?

How does gamification work and how do I get my faculty to buy into participating? What does it look like? Can I see the challenges, levels, and episodes? What badges were awarded? What prizes can be won?

Did it work? What are the results? Are teachers more motivated and have we seen greater positive change among faculty as a result of this process? Was it worth the effort? Should I do this with my faculty?

Presenter
avatar for Matt Baier

Matt Baier

Director of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic
Matt Baier is the Director of the Center for Innovation at Cathedral Catholic High School, a 1:1 iPad school in San Diego, CA. His responsibilities include training and helping teachers integrate technology in their classes, creating and managing the online course program, facilitating... Read More →
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Kathy Garcia

Kathy Garcia is a Teacher Support Specialist in the Center for Innovation at Cathedral Catholic High School. In addition to helping teachers to effectively integrate technology in their classrooms she regularly presents on topics related to one-to-one classroom instruction. Kathy... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
12

1:15pm

"How Educators Navigate the Rocky Road: aka, iPad Integration in the Classroom by Change Agents in Palo Alto "
In this presentation, technology integration coaches from Palo Alto share their stories, ups and downs, hurdles, milestones, strategies, tips and tricks, and successes.

We have iPads? Now what do we do? Can we get apps? Can we have the same apps? Can we use iPads anytime? Should I learn the app? But an iPad doesn’t do everything a computer does.

These are just some of the questions that coaches face as they try and enable teachers to integrate technology seamlessly into their curriculum and classrooms on a daily basis. Trying to move the mindset of teachers from the drill and kill apps to meaningful, consistent, higher order thinking programs using the iPad is the goal.

The presenters will share their success stories, discuss various aspects of coaching, strategies, enabling the use of the iPad as a creative tool that have been incorporated as well as frustrations along the way.

The other aspect that will be shared will be leveraging the students, their abilities, potential and aptitude for picking up on new skills. Learn how a professional development plan was implemented using the teachers and their students together.

Student work and examples will be shared as well. 

Moderators
avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Carolyn Tuomy

Carolyn spent her teaching career in the Alum Rock School District, California, teaching grades K-6 and serving as a TOSA for educational technology. Carolyn is currently contracting with PAUSD to provide training and coaching for teachers in the integration of educational technology... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Ellen Kraska

Ellen Kraska

District Instructional Coach, Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Kraska is passionate about designing learning experiences that integrate collaboration and creativity within agile learning environments.   Ellen designs and facilitates professional learning experiences for educators across twelve elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
15A

2:30pm

"Don't Text in Class - Learning a New Cultural Fluency of Visual Communication for the Classroom"
The world initiates a visual conversation with our students all the time, and while many can understand the language, they cannot speak it. Come discover how teachers and students alike can start learning and speaking this cultural fluency by moving their presentations from text-heavy to visually engaging ones. Gain practical tips for immediate implementation, and see how visual communication can not only help students remember important ideas but can also serve as a means to deeper thinking and relevant communication skills. This literacy applies across all disciplines. Math skeptics are welcome. 

Presenter
avatar for Nathan Talley

Nathan Talley

Dean, Monte Vista Christian School
Nathan Talley taught and coached 11 years at Westminster Christian Academy (STL), where he earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year (2010) and Coach of the Year (2009-2010) at the state level. In 2013, he joined Monte Vista Christian Academy (the first school in the world to... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
12

2:30pm

"Getting Meta: Augmented Video, Audio, and Images for Creativity and Critical Thinking"
How do we inspire students to demonstrate both creativity and critical thinking? Kick up video production notch by encouraging augmentation - the careful addition of the “meta”. In this hands-on presentation/ workshop we’ll be exploring Web tools and apps that allow students to add rich layers to their visual and audio creations. Augmentation with external links, multi-media, and hypertext makes both original work and appropriated resources more “meaty”. Most tools allow for remix, collaboration, and crowdsourcing as well, so that students may hone key “21st century skills”. Experience each through play and experimentation, and showcase at least two of your creations with our group. How do we embrace the #showyourwork movement and ask students to demonstrate their design thinking processes and troubleshooting strategies, contributing to collective knowledge? These techniques are highly adaptable and applicable to almost any age and discipline. Tools used include: Popcornmaker, TED Ed, Weavly, YouTube, Thinglink, Soundcloud, and Touchcast

Presenter
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
14A

2:30pm

"Going, Going, Gone: Paperless, It Can Be Done! "
Do you currently have a stack of ungraded papers piled up in front of you? Are you constantly sending papers home to be signed and returned? Have you had enough of copiers and fixing paper jams? Does the thought of going paperless frighten you or peek your curiosity?
Our session will enlighten you to a new way of thinking about going paperless in your classroom whether you are new to iPads or interested in the idea. Please join us for an interesting and informative session on how two teachers make their way to a paperless classroom through the use of Google Drive, Remind 101 App, DropBox, Sign Up Genius, Confer App, Edmodo App, and Three Ring App for digital portfolios.
Participants will walk away with immediate strategies on how to transition to a paperless classroom. 

Presenter
avatar for Allison Hogan

Allison Hogan

Primer Teacher, Episcopal School of Dallas
As a Primer teacher at the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD), Allison engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, writing, collaboration and inquiry are at the forefront. For the past few years, Allison has examined learning about technology and partnering best... Read More →

Co-Presenter
avatar for Jenny Esteve

Jenny Esteve

Jenny Esteve has been an educator for 19 years. She began in the traditional classroom teaching elementary school for the past 5 years. Prior to that, she taught physical education at The Hockaday School in Dallas for 10 years. She received her Master's Degree from Southern Methodist... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
14B

2:30pm

"Images and Video as a Springboard to Learning"
Whether you are working with reluctant writers, struggling readers, English Language Learners, or new concepts; photos and videos offer what words alone cannot. Come learn how to use pictures and video to explain concepts, provide a stimulus for writing, and kick-start inquiry-based learning across the curriculum. We'll be integrating tools for the teacher to use as part of instruction, as well as for students to use to demonstrate knowledge and showcase proficiency. Ideas for locating resources, infusing into lessons, student creation, and sharing will be included.

Presenter
avatar for Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Coordinator, Teacher Effectiveness, San Diego County Office of Education
A focus on student needs, equity/accessibility, and teacher goals is the basis of Adina’s work. Adina is the Founder and Board President of EquityEDU, a member of the CUE Board of Directors, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, CUE Lead Learner, CUE Rockstar Faculty, and Leading... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
15A

2:30pm

"Kinder Content Creators: Keeping Engagement and Curiosity in iPad Classrooms K-2 "
Participants will gain an understanding of the value of using content creation apps in PK-2 classrooms and see how to use our youngest students’ natural curiosity exists as a catalyst for creativity revealed through the iPad. Our youngest are able to demonstrate high order thinking skills through the use of movie making apps, mind mapping apps, creativity apps, and presentation apps. As teachers we just need to inspire, guide students, and let them soar. Participants will see project examples from PK-2 classrooms that are utilizing iPads in a 1:1 environment. Some examples include: how students use iDiary to create hypotheses, ask questions and keep a science diary; how students use Popplet to explain a process in pictures alone; how beginning readers use fotobabble to record and reflect on their own reading processes; and how students synthesize information using Pic Collage. Students’ personal connection to content leads to a greater retention of concepts which can be gained through open ended apps on the iPad in the PK-2 classroom.

Presenter
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Lanette Walters

Technology Integrator, The Bryn Mawr School
Lanette Walters has been an educator for 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University in Special Education. She taught in an elementary learning support classroom for seven years where she learned the value of individualized instruction. She earned her... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
16B

2:30pm

"Redefining the Writing Process with iPads & Mobile Devices"
Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, mind-mapping apps, multimedia, and collaborative documents, all available on iPad and other mobile devices, redefine the writing process. In this session, we will discuss their impact as well as how they can transform the ways in which we think about the development of new literacies across grade levels.

First, we will discuss the potential for these tools to meet a diverse set of learners, highlighting strategies to support students who may struggle with reading, output, organization, or editing. From there, we will explore the potential for collaborative writing and editing. Finally, we will look beyond traditional writing assignments and describe the potential for alternative assessments given the capabilities of mobile technology. Participants will leave this presentation with a host of tools, ideas, and resources to support the writing process with mobile devices.

Presenter
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
17A

2:30pm

ShowMe That! Teach and Assess Students with the ShowMe App
The purpose of the session is to introduce ShowMe as an instructional and assessment tool for teachers, present examples of best practices in synchronous and asynchronous learning, and explain how ShowMe can best address the new Common Core Standards.

Objectives: Attendees will complete the following tasks/learn these topics by the end of the session.
- create a ShowMe
- post and share a ShowMe
- learn best ways to use ShowMe tools
- apply recording best practices
- create students accounts
- identify which CC standards can be addressed using technologies like ShowMe
- identify best practices for ShowMe at different grade levels and in all disciplines

The presenter will showcase some quality ShowMe's and provide recommendations for producing instructional videos. The presenter will also go over an example "flipped lesson" utilizing a ShowMe to model this type of content delivery.

Outline:
- Introduction and history of ShowMe
- YT video of San Kim, CEO of ShowMe
- Personal experience and relationship with developers
- feedback, brainstorming sessions, ShowMe community
- Present excellent examples of ShowMe's (no more than 2 minutes in length)
- Explain interface on iPad
- live demo of application
- Model how to create a ShowMe from scratch
- how does app look on iPad (user interface)
- functions
- sharing options
- topics section
- how does account look on a browser
- how videos are shared
- downloads
- techniques people have used in creating content
- Student Groups
- Comment feature
- Stacks feature
- Common Core State Standards at multiple levels, and brainstorm w/ audience how ShowMe is an excellent tool to addressing those standards
- Talk about Markup/Grade


Presenter
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
17B

2:30pm

"Action Research and Classroom Innovations: How One Grade 3 Teacher Combines Reflective Practice and Innovation with a Class Set of iPads"
The idea for this research initiative stemmed from a teacher requesting more technology for her classroom but having to show this administration that she was achieving her pedagogical goals while integrating “all this technology”. This grade 3 teacher and the head of innovations in teaching and learning at her school designed a comparative study that would show how pedagogical goals are attained with and without technology and expose the added value of integrating the use of iPads in the classroom.
Throughout the study, the teacher documented her reflections and concerns in a shared journal with her colleague and vice versa. She filmed and recorded herself and her students and her colleague frequently visited her class and recorded her observation on a shared Google document. The two of them met regularly to share ideas and findings.
The two of them looked at the process and products of two grade 3 classes: one using a class set of iPads and one class using traditional means to achieve the same project on “Schools of the past” (class B using the iPads) in the fall semester and “Schools of the future” (class A using the iPads) during the winter term.
While it is still early to report on detailed findings from this study, we believe this approach to classroom practice and professional development is highly empowering for the teacher and has immediate impact on classroom instruction and student learning. They also view this presentation as an opportunity to get feedback from colleagues who share the same passion in teaching and learning with technology.

Presenter
avatar for Nathalie Lemelin

Nathalie Lemelin

Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Lower Canada College
Nathalie Lemelin, Ph.D. is Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Nathalie implemented Action Research for professional development and IT integration program assessment. She has recently conducted an action research on an iPad implementation... Read More →

Co-Presenter
avatar for Nathalie Simard

Nathalie Simard

Teacher, Lower Canada College
Je suis une enseignante passionnée par son métier et qui tente d'améliorer ses pratiques et d'intégrer davantage la technologie dans son quotidien. Les programmes de français, la littérature pour la jeunesse et l'utilisation des iPads en classe m'intéressent plus particuli... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
13

2:30pm

"Leading Through Changing Times: Breaking Down the Barriers to Get Results"
How do you move a school district from 20th century technology to 21st century technology in eighteen months? This sounds like the beginning of a riddle that all administrators come across sometime during their administration. This is the story of an administrator who was able to answer this riddle successfully. This school district moved from very little technology to a 1:1 iPad program K – 5 in eighteen months. Not only did we move from a 3 star school to a 4 star school during this time, we changed the culture of the school. Saying that iPads saved our school might sound like an exaggeration; however, it did change the culture of our school to a more positive and collaborative environment.
As superintendent/elementary principal of a small rural school district in Idaho, we created a plan to implement technology. We had hoped that we would end up with 1:1 technology K – 12. That was the goal. However, the evolution of this plan was so much more than adding iPads in the elementary school. We moved from teachers who never thought the technology would work to using Educreations to teach math when the teacher was out for the afternoon. How did we break down these negative barriers and move to a technology model for the state? It took time, respect for all staff members, and support. We began with the administration. They learned the technology first and were required to use it in their daily actions. Then we gave the technology to all staff members, teachers and paraprofessionals, with the expectation that the iPad was theirs to use personally. Once they saw the uses in their personal lives, the technology flowed into their work lives as well. It was a simple plan, but simple is not always easy.

Presenter
avatar for Cindy Orr

Cindy Orr

Associate Professor of Innovations in Learning, Northwest Nazarene University
Cindy Orr, Ed. D.Currently, Dr. Orr is an Associate Professor of Innovation in Learning at Northwest Nazarene University’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. She is a researcher in the Khan Academy Idaho Pilot Project, Blended Learning in a Rural Alternative Education... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
15B