Keynote: Choose the Web: using the internet as a platform for learning John Sowash Auditorium 8:30-9:30
The internet is a powerful platform for learning that can inspire and instruct while opening up opportunities for creativity and collaboration. Platform and operating system discussions are no longer needed when you pick the web. Today's web can help us learn new things, explore foreign lands, connect with people around the globe, answer difficult questions and provide a platform to share learning.
There's a (Chrome Web) App for That! Kim Powell Rm A24 9:40-10:30
There are so many web apps available in the chrome web store for education. Learn about the top apps that can be fully integrated into your classroom. I’ll go through my personal favorites, and show you how you can find even more! Google Chrome Resources
Where do I start? Easy Technology Tips Jennifer Potter Rm A30 9:40-10:30
Do you feel overwhelmed about what technology to try in your classroom? This session will contain tips of easy and effective ways to start implementing technology into your lessons with tools like blogging, Celly, Dropbox, Poll Everywhere, Google Docs.,etc. Handout
Project Based Learning: Digital Style Chessi Oetjens Rm A45 9:40-10:30
So, your students have done the research, now what? Kids love to create and share their work with friends and family. This session will focus on 6 kid-friendly presentation tools (other than PowerPoint!) These totally awesome tools highly support today's project based learning classroom. These tools will offer your 21st Century Learners a quick, easy and effective way to publish their work for the world to see!
Designing Your Dashboard Jennifer Earl Rm A33 9:40- 10:30 and 2:15-3:05
Learn how the web has shifted our culture and how that affects you as an educator. We’ll talk about what Web 2.0 really means and share what to expect with the emergence of Web 3.0. Learn how creating a personal digital dashboard and using RSS will help you to harness and manage information that is important and relevant to you. Alternatives to the igoogle dashboard (which is retiring Nov 1) will be demonstrated. Handout
Let's Play Mystery Skype Nicole Hite Rm A 28 9:40-10:30
Want to learn how Skype can be a powerful tool in your classroom? Come and learn about a mystery state skype! Learn about how classes come up with clues that a collaborating class need to solve their mystery location. This is a great activity that can be differentiated to fit your needs! Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout
MOODLE (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment!) is an online course-management system that can be used in a wide variety of ways--from an extra resource for your students to fully-online courses. Come and see how Moodle can extend your classroom and provide students with access to class materials, information, and activities. Because students must be granted access to your Moodle page, it also provides a secure, teacher-monitored hosting site for students to discuss topics and collaborate in a virtual environment. Handout
Using WordPress for Common Core Writing Erik Bean Rm 41 9:40-10:30 and 10:40-11:30
WordPress is one of the most widely used Internet Web blog tools and can be an important resource for your classroom to stimulate writing and reinforce many Common Core writing standards currently required and to hone student writing skills today, tomorrow, and beyond. Handout
Chromebook Classroom John Sowash Rm A30 10:40-11:30
During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore and model strategies for procedures and daily teaching and learning using Chromebooks, along with tips for teaching students how to utilize the power of Chromebooks in school and at home with Google Apps.
Social Bookmarking with Diigo Jennifer Earl Rm A33 10:40-11:30
Are you still bookmarking favorites in your browser? Learn the advantages of moving to a cloud-based social bookmarking tool. Learn how to quickly and easily share resources with colleagues, students, and parents. You will see how to bookmark and organize resources using tags in a couple clicks, easily create lists of sites to share, create student groups to collaborate on research, as well as how students can highlight text and add comments to a web page to promote discussions and collaborative learning. Handout
Daily 5 In the Digital World Kim Powell Rm A24 10:40-11:30
Looking to integrate technology into your Literacy block? This session will provide amazing web tools and apps that are structured around the ideas from Joan Moser and Gail Boushey's book, The Daily 5. Learn how you can integrate differentiated technology tools through reading to self, reading to someone, writing, listening to reading, and spelling/word work. Handout
You know the use of technology is important, but how can you integrate it smoothly to enhance student learning? Where can you find new uses of apps and tools in the limited time you have? It’s easier than you think. This session will introduce practical, teacher –tested, successful classroom examples of using Web 2.0 and other web-based tools to enhance instruction. Focus will be on using technology as one of many tools to deliver content, assess understanding, and provide project-based learning opportunities for students. Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3 Presentation
Levitating Your Science Curriculum Kim Ortiz Rm A28 10:40-11:30
Integrating authentic technology tools into your elementary science curriculum. Learn how you can use Animoto, blogging, and other great sites to bring powerful learning into the classroom.
iThink iCan Amanda Iocoangeli and Valerie Lange Rm A45 10:40-11:30
So you are thinking about going 1:1 with iPads, now what? Experience the journey one elementary school took that has transformed learning in three classrooms from kindergarten to sixth grade. We will take a look at the pedagogy behind using iPads, deployment, management, apps, and any tips we have learned along the way.
Getting Started with Google Drive John Sowash Rm A30 12:15-1:05
Google Drive allows you to share documents with others and collaborate in real-time. These features make Drive a tremendous classroom tool. This session will help you get started with drive, showing you the basic features and demonstrating some examples of how this tool can be used in the classroom
Get Rolling With Edmodo- The Basics Kim Powell Rm A24 12:15-1:05
In this session you will create an account, set up your profile and group, as well as learn how to post messages, websites and videos. We will also explore Edmodo communities that share invaluable resources to get rolling with Edmodo in your classroom. Presentation
Searching with Success Jennifer Earl Rm 33 12:15-1:05
Do you (or your students) know how to get the information you need from the web without wasting a lot of time? Learn a few simple strategies to quickly narrow searches to the most relevant results. We will discuss and demonstrate ways to help you and your students search, find, and evaluate information from the web. Learn how to create a custom google search from your hand-picked sites to help guide students in the search and research process. Handout 1 Handout 2
Using Google Forms To Collect Data Roderick Hurley Rm A28 12:15-1:05
Participants will learn about using Google Forms to collect data from students, parents, and their co-workers. Presentation
1:1 Laptops in the Elementary Classroom Amanda Iocoangeli and Valerie Lange Rm A45 12:15-1:05
Learning does not fit into an 8:00-3:00 time slot. If you are a teacher who is looking to engage their students outside of the classroom and normal school setting, 1:1 laptops may be for you. In this session we will look at the process of going 1:1 with laptops including planning, management, and online learning environments.
Cool Browser Tools & Tricks Jim Dornberg Rm A43 12:15-1:05 and 2:15-3:05
Your web browser can do some amazing tricks. In this session you'll learn about a variety of Web 2.0 applications and browser add-ons. After seeing a demonstration of these tools, you'll never want to be without them again. Handout
Using Microsoft Word's AutoCorrect to Grade Rigorously Erik Bean Rm 41 12:15-1:05
If you do not mind uploading Microsoft Word documents to Google Drive (Docs) then this presentation will show you how to rigorously grade papers in less time by using the AutoCorrect feature. These canned comments provide consistency and can be dispersed directly between the words and sentences using simple keyboard acronyms. Handout
Resource Sharing with Google Sites John Sowash Rm A30 1:15-2:05
Google Sites is a simple web-site building tool that provides teachers with flexible web-space through which they can communicate with students and parents, embed media, display exemplary work, and provide additional resources for learning. This session will help you get started building your own classroom site.
Building 21st Century Writers Kim Powell Rm A24 1:15-2:05
Students can increase their writing skills through a variety of digital tools. In this session you will learn how you can incorporate digital writing in the classroom using Kidblogs, and more, as well as provide an authentic audience through Comments for Kids for your students. Digital Writing Challenge
To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Jennifer Earl Rm A33 1:15-2:05
Do you think Twitter is a waste of time? Come see how you are missing out on one of the most powerful professional learning tools on the planet. You will learn how to quickly and easily connect to educators who are sharing their ideas and expertise. If you don’t know what a handle and a hashtag are and how and why they are used, you are quickly becoming illiterate in today’s connected culture. Handout
What can you do with Flubaroo? Jim Dornberg Rm A43 1:15-2:05
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank assignments or quizzes. All you need is a Google Drive account. Flubaroo also:
Computes average assignment score.
Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.
Shows you a grade distribution graph.
Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
Lets you send individualized feedback to each student.
What is the DEN & Why Should I Be a Member? Cheryl Lykowski Rm A45 1:15-2:05
You are familiar with Discovery Education Streaming and the power of using multimedia in the classroom. But did you know Discovery Education also has a large network community of educators? Find out the power of being a DEN member (Discovery Educator Network) and how you can pump up your learning with this unique, personal learning network
Digital Photography Deb Green Rm 41 1:15-2:05 and 2:15-3:05
Tired of ho-hum photos? Give your photos the WOW factor with these easy tips and tools! No expensive cameras required! We will discuss basic camera settings and changes you can make behind the camera while taking your photos to create a more exciting photos. We will also explore some free online photo editing tools that will clean up your photos and really make them POP! Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3
The Very Connected Classroom Tara Seegert Rm A30 2:15-3:05
This session is designed to help you get started using free web tools that can easily be added right into everyday classroom routines. We will be discussing the value of utilizing Blogs, Twitter, and Voki in the lower elementary classroom setting (K-2). Handout
DISCOVER- An Easy Way to Use Technology Everyday Kelly Reeves Rm A28 2:15-3:05
Discovery Education has the GREATEST teacher friendly ways to improve teaching and learning by transforming traditional classrooms into engaging digital learning environments. This session will show how to customize your own page as well as enable students to actively use digital avenues in your curriculum. This program is easy and many resoures are immediately available for teachers to implement in their classrooms. SEVERAL TOPICS... not just Science.
POWER SEARCHING WITH GOOGLE Cheryl Lykowski Rm A45 2:15-3:05
Information is abundant and easily accessible. In this interactive, hands-on presentation, learn some tips and tricks of searching that will make you and your students feel like superheroes! For most of us, searching is similar to the experience of shooting an arrow and hoping it hits somewhere on the moving target. This session will show tips and tricks that will help you narrow searches and speed up the results. You will be able to go to your classroom on Monday and help your students speed up their research time and get down to the meat of their project.
Connected Collaborative Classrooms Kim Powell Rm A24 2:15-3:05
Providing 21st century learning in classrooms today is essential for students. Fostering creativity, collaboration, and connections are just a few of the benefits. Learn about a few collaborative tools that can engage students and provide meaningful connections in their learning Connected Classroom Challenges