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Wednesday, October 24
 

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MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Conference 2012 Evaluation

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MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Conference 2012 Evaluation

 


Wednesday October 24, 2012 TBA
TBA West Side

8:30am

Keynote - Julie Evans

Julie Evans is the CEO of the national education nonprofit organization, Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) whose mission is to ensure that today's students are well prepared to become tomorrow's leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. Under her leadership, Project Tomorrow has emerged as a national leader promoting the use of innovative and research based science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills in students. 


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side

10:15am

Embracing Technology

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

10:15am

Keynote Follow Up
Learn how the inclusion of mobile devices can be a tool for increased student engagement as well as a catalyst for changing teacher practice and the classroom learning paradigm.  In this workshop, we will share new research from both Speak Up and a variety of mobile learning evaluation projects.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Theater A West Side West Side

10:15am

Educational Technology: Current Practices, Opportunities and Future Trends

Educational technology is evolving faster than educators, administrators and policy-makers can keep pace. To assist school personnel in understanding the current state of educational technology, this workshop will offer an overview of existing practices, trends and likely future directions. Common obstacles and commonsense solutions will be explored.


Speakers
DL

Dr. Lynne Celli

Superintendent of Schools\nSwampscott Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Theater B West Side West Side

10:15am

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Make Books! iBooks Author

Teachers have been making books with their students forever. But what if those books could be digital? And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, and more?  Apple's new iBooks Author does all of this, allowing users to create highly interactive and engaging content that can be leveraged to help a teacher improve a lesson, or to help a student tell the story of their accomplishments.  Applicable across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Head here www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad.


Exhibitors
DD

Dan Delvecchio

Apple Education Development Executive


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 60

10:15am

Assessing the Educational Impact of 1:1 and Other Technology Initiatives
This session showcases, and explains, a process for developing meaningful assessments of technology’s impact on teaching and learning. Particular emphasis is given to 1:1 initiatives and the potential impacts these have on students and teachers. Participants will learn how they can join a MassCUE professional development project for producing technology initiative evaluations.

Speakers
JC

Jeanne Clark

Director, Sun Associates


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Burlington Student Help Desk - Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will highlight our student run technology help desk that was proposed two years ago as a new course to help support the 1:1 iPad initiative. Attendees will learn the steps needed to build a student technology help desk course, how to build the curriculum to align with common core standards, and receive a first hand account of our course from our students. Attendees will leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of how to find in house resources to support a large scale 1:1 initiative, how to integrate a student technology help desk, and how to use students as a resource for professional development.


Speakers
AP

Andrew P. Marcinek

Instructional Technologist\nBurlington High School


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

10:15am

Creating A Digital Workflow

A personal digital workflow, or digiflow, gathers information from RSS feeds and other sources, filters and sorts it, and places the nuggets in easily accessed places. Participants in this workshop will explore different combinations of web tools, apps, and programs to find ones that best fit their needs, budgets, and style.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Cyberethics for Teachers, Students, and the School Community
How do variables such as the psychology of the Internet, online privacy, identity, safety, and digital citizenship affect your school experience? In this workshop, research on these topics and describe lesson plans and other activities for students to learn about ethical behavior online will be presented.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

End Boring Presentations Forever!
Spice up your presentations by utilizing simple methods and techniques. Teachers, students and administrators can create meaningful and engaging presentations.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Getting to the Common Core with Technology Integration in K-5

Examples of successful technology integration in Kindergarten through Grade 5 to align curriculum with the Massachusetts Common Core will be highlighted. These examples will give teachers a realistic sense of how to structure and execute a lesson plan, integrate the appropriate technology, organize the class, and measure results of the lesson, as well as see the enhanced value the technology brings to the lessons vs. paper and pencil. Activities to be showcased include: Google Docs lessons, Google Draw, Google Presentation, VoiceThread, Digital Storytelling, along with websites for student use.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

How to Search4STEM the Easy Web Way
Search4STEM is a “one stop” knowledge exchange system for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Using the website itself, this presentation will take attendees through the various elements of Search4STEM all contextualized and personalized for the user. Examples of a search will be demonstrated followed by Q & A.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Online PD is Here - New - Teaching American History with Digital Media Course
History and Social Studies teachers interested in learning how to incorporate digital media resources into their classrooms now have a comprehensive online American History course offered through MassOne’s Moodle Learning Platform. Participate in a hands-on exploration of the attacks of September 9/11 and view results of the first pilot test.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Paperless Research with iPads

Can students conduct a research process from beginning to end in a completely paperless environment using iPads? A resounding YES! Researching, planning, social bookmarking, tagging, collaborating, writing and publishing was all done using iPads by a 10th grade English class.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

10:15am

Podcasting in Middle and High School
Learn how to use podcasting to meet the new MA Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing while incorporating the newest technologies. Using recording equipment, Audacity software, podcasting hosts and iTunes. Learn to create broadcasts that enrich your writing curriculum and provide a valuable community service as well.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

TEC Online Academy
Since 2010 TEC Online Academy has provided high school students with the opportunity to enroll in fully virtual college preparatory, honors and AP courses all developed and taught by exemplary teachers from our TEC districts. Come hear about this exciting initiative directly from TEC Online Academy teachers and administrators.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Technology in the Hands of Students
What happens when you put technology in the hands of students? Please join educators from Lesley University and Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge as they share their experiences transitioning to technology-rich learning environments that include a SmartBoard, an Elmo, and one-to-one student access to iPads.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Technology the Rockland Way

Rockland Public Schools has over the last five years managed to dramatically improve both its technology infrastructure and hardware and its technology integration and professional development using a diverse number of funding sources and without additional staffing or appropriation. This workshop will trace our path and hopefully give other districts strategies that will enable them to reach the similar goals.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa G. Ryan

Lisa G. Ryan

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Rockland Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

The Parent Trap: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between School and Home
Bridge the knowledge gap between school and home. De-mystify classroom technology through parent education and communication. By bringing parents into the fold, you will empower your teachers to use a greater array of tools and your students to engage with their parents on a comfortable level.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

'Publish' A Book: Create An eBook And Learn Ways They Can Be Used In A Classroom

eBooks can be a wonderful resource for your classroom, even better if you or your students are the authors. Come learn how eBooks can enhance your teaching and excite your students. In this workshop learn about several tools to create eBooks, including Apple's iBooks Author and Pages software.


Speakers
KC

Karen Cavanagh

Technology Integration Specialist, Acton Public Schools
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

APPsolutely Accommodating!

Discover how iPod Touches, iPhones, iPads, and the App Store are changing the world of special education. Examine the built-in accessibility features and view a large collection of apps to help students of all abilities communicate ideas, create content, access curriculum, organize info, and track data.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Creating and Utilizing Google Sites to Engage, Empower and Educate Learners

Utilize a 21st century learning design template and create a Google Site "kit" to guide multidisciplinary, responsive, differentiated project base learning and ePortfolios for your students. Bring your Gmail address, computer and materials related to a unit you want to create or revise for greater student engagement, independence and result.


Speakers
avatar for Maureen Devlin

Maureen Devlin

5th Grade Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Fifth Grade Teacher at Happy Hollow School in Wayland, MA. Interested in math education, CCSS, learning design, STEAM, brain-friendly education, family, travel, and adventure.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

10:15am

Free STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. The Concord Consortium (www.concord.org) is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Since 1994, we have been building deeply digital tools and learning activities that capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionary new approaches to science, math and engineering education. Our scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 73 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

11:30am

A Virtual Dogfight: Piloting an iPad 1:1

In the 2011-2012 school year, a high school English teacher piloted an iPad 1:1 with a senior English class to assess its viability as a 1:1 tool. This workshop will present the findings, focusing on hardware, apps, logistics, assessment, and the viability of the iPad as a 1:1 device.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Blended learning: Extending a Virtual Hand of Support Online Through the Universal Design for Learning
How does a teacher offer a virtual hand of support to students when they are lost? What strategies and techniques can teachers use online to engage students, address the different learning styles, differentiate instruction, and also provide opportunities for student self-reflection and frequent formative assessments and check-ins? This workshop provides examples of student work and courses designs that answer these questions by integrating universal design for learning into a blended approach.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Institution, Ownership, and the Need to Build Participatory Cultures in Our Schools
In a time when information is abundant and students have the ability to learn from the more than 2 billion connected individuals worldwide, schools continue to struggle to break free from institutional constraints that dominated the 20th century. In the meantime, educators often fail to recognize who truly owns the learning and how to leverage the power of connective technologies to foster a participatory culture in our schools. Join Tony as he challenges educators to think of the institution differently as he shares a vision for schools beyond the 21st century – schools that honor all learning, foster the development of a participatory culture, and form partnerships to personalize learning for every student.

Speakers
TB

Tony Baldasaro

Chief Human Resource Officer, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Motivation, Management and Media

Come find out how we are using a variety of Web 2.0 tools to help manage student behavior as well as motivate students to focus their attention on learning in fun and engaging ways! Backchannels, ClassDojo, wikis and other tools will be presented with our experiences to be shared with you!


Speakers
AA

Amie Abdal-Khabir

Grade 3 Teacher\nNixon Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools
LB

Laura Burney

Grade 4 Teacher, Sudbury Public Schools
   
SF

Sara Fischer

Grade 4 Teacher\nLoring Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Interim Assessments: Online Tools that Make Data Collection Easy

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am

App Attack: IOS Apps that tackle Executive Functioning Skills and Student Productivity

Have you ever wondered how to help your students (or yourselves) become better organized and more productive? This workshop will introduce attendees to a multitude of apps used by life-long learners in the areas of productivity and executive functioning skills. Walk away with a list of popular apps used for organization, schedules, checklists, chores, assignments, note-taking, augmented reality and more.

“audience participation requested”


Speakers
LC

Lori Cooney

Universal Design Specialist\nInstitute for Community Inclusion\nUMass Boston


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Theater B West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 90

11:30am

Road Map to Empowerment

Nashoba will provide a brief history of how technology in the district has evolved and become an integral part of teaching and learning. Learn how we have made decisions that have supported the necessary backbone of the network infrastructure and the purchase of equipment. We will share our next steps as we prepare to move towards the mobility and the cloud with the use of Chromebooks, Google Apps and bring your own device initiative.


Speakers
GK

George King

Assistant Superintendent\nNashoba Regional School District
CL

Cindy Larsen

Technology Integration Coordinator\nNashoba Regional School District
SQ

Su Qi

Network Manager\nNashoba Regional School District
MW

Michael Wood

Superintendent \nNashoba Regional School District


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse
  • Room Capacity 60

11:30am

More apps. and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?

This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications.  Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”.  How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day?  We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between.  We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Applying QR Codes/Augmented Reality

Teachers can easily harness emerging trends in mobile technology to engage students in new ways while addressing educational objectives. Free and low-cost apps for multiple platforms allow educators to utilize technologies such as QR Codes, Scanning, and Augmented Reality to provide “layers” of information within the educational setting.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Leveraging iPads, Computers, Mobile Devices & Other Technologies to Differentiate Instruction and Create Rich Curricula for ALL Students

Today’s technologies allow teachers to create flexible, individualized, curricula that can scaffold as well as enrich. In this session we will explore how various technologies can facilitate differentiation, support diverse learners, and create rich learning environments that meet the needs of all students, special needs to gifted, in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am

Plymouth Public Schools - Talk on Technology

The Plymouth Public Schools has an extensive technology program with over 5000 computers connected to their network. This workshop will demonstrate what Plymouth does in their district with technology and how to build the type of infrastructure to support the extensive technology there.


Speakers
GM

Gary Maestas

Superintendent\nPlymouth Public Schools
MM

Matthew Mena-Landry

Coordinator of Educational Technology and Instructional Media
DR

Daniel Riley

Educational Television Director


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

11:30am

Power Up: Supporting Personalized Learning with Data

This session will present evidence of the major pressures to change American Education, the alternatives being proposed, and one exceptional solution that was created by educators in a local district, expanded to cover a state, and is now exploding across several states as an easy-to-use method to focus on the needs of each individual student while retaining the classroom structure.

Schools across the nation continue to strive for improved student outcomes through improved staff collaboration and efficiency, better access to data to inform instructional decisions, added structure and cohesiveness for Response to Intervention (RtI) processes, and more transparent and consistent benchmarking methods to discern student progress. Silverback Learning Solutions has streamlined this whole process to make it easier for teachers and principals to “personalize” education, support each student where necessary, create virtual teams of capacity builders around each student, and bring the parents back to the table of accountability where research has proven they need to be in order to affect achievement gains necessary to fulfill each child’s academic potential.  The presentation will include data collected from three currently active districts with various socio-economic backgrounds as well as research that support the need for developing personalized learning environments for each and every student.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Transitioning a Traditional School Library to a Dynamic Learning Commons

Transforming the book-centric school library into a technology-rich learning center is a crucial step in transitioning students and faculty to the Common Core and 21st century, skills-based learning. The philosophy of the learning commons, steps in transitioning, using a data-centered approach to evaluate skills, and pro-active planning for the future will be covered. Strategies in assessing vendors for digital content and e-books will be included in planning for the future.


Speakers
avatar for Robin Cicchetti

Robin Cicchetti

Head Librarian, Concord - Carlisle Regional School District
Improved digital information literacy and access for all!


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Tools for Empowering 21st Century Education Leaders

Creating a 21st Century learning environment that is student centered requires new visions and meaningful collaboration. How do superintendents and principals play an active part in setting the vision in your district and school and enabling a digital conversion? Of all the challenges you face as an education leader, technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain, and vulnerable.  You are not alone and there is help available from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).  In this session we will explore the resources included in the Revised Superintendents Toolkit developed by the CoSN.  Learn more about the Teaming for Transformation initiative that focuses on Leading a Digital Conversion for Student Learning.


Speakers
AS

Annamaria Schrimpf

Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Technical Regional High School
NEISTE President and MassCUE Board Member


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Theater A West Side West Side

11:30am

Meet Apple's New iTunes U & iTunes U Course Manager

You probably know Apple's iTunes U as a wonderfully rich collection of teaching & learning resources.  All sorts of learning objects can be found there - from Library of Congress text, image and video content to materials posted by the Maine Department of Education in support of the MLTI, and so much more.  But things have changed - the new iTunes U app for iOS allows access to iTunes U courses that can contain all types of content along with assignments and commentary.  Great content - curated as a course. In addition, through iTunes U Course Manager, K-12 institution faculty can now create these courses independently.  Head here: www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ to learn more, and then plan to come to this session to see iTunes U &  iTunes U Course Manager in action.


Exhibitors
MB

Matt Brooks

Apple Education System Engineer


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am

Integrating with Limitations

Even if a district does not have the newest technology for every student, the teachers still need to integrate technology into their lessons. This presentation will look at how teachers in these districts can make do with limited resources and still foster 21st century skills in their students.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

SIF Interoperability in the Cloud

In today's economy, district IT professionals are assuming greater workloads. To meet the demand you need tools that automate tasks, increase staff efficiency, and decrease costs. Pearson K-12 Technology’s SIF products integrate applications in and out of the cloud, in real-time. Come see a live demonstration of SIF in action!



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Technology Integration in Singapore: Lessons Learned

In January 2012, Justin Reich and Tom Daccord were invited by the Ministry of Education in Singapore to serve as Outstanding Educators in Residence, working with educators from across the system to examine 21st century learning and technology integration. Come join us as they share their key insights from Singapore.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Transforming Lessons with PBS LearningMedia™

Discover how PBS LearningMedia’s FREE digital resources support your lesson planning needs. Explore the value of technology integration in instruction, the role of digital media in Common Core, and resources included in the model curriculum units developed by MA educators in partnership with the MA DESE. Join us and enter to win PBS prizes!


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

12:30pm

Lobby-Observer Online High School Newspaper

Three years ago our high school newspaper went online. We successfully combined writing journalism with photojournalism and broadcast journalism. Student Editors maintain their own blogs on the site and there is a weekly newscast. We have found that online format has allowed for timely publishing and more creativity.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level High School

12:30pm

3rd Grade Classroom: How Learning Changes with 5 Laptops

This project will showcase how technology can be successfully integrated into literacy and math each day in a 3rd grade classroom. The use of Google Docs and internet resources will be showcased.  All activities are aligned to the Common Core.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level Elementary

12:30pm

A 21st Century Walk in the Woods: Using Leafsnap a Digital Field Guide

Students in the horticultural program have been using the digital field guide Leafsnap, complete with visual recognition software, to help identify leaves, flowers, and trees on school grounds and the nature reserve that surrounds the school campus.  Students become producers of digital content by adding to the biodiversity database that is part of this free mobile app developed by researchers at Columbia University, University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian. Students will demonstrate how to use Leafsnap and share pictures from their walks.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level High School (This program will work for grades 3-12 and beyond)

12:30pm

Virtual Book Club - A Purely Digital Experience

Third and Fourth grade learners from across our school district will participate in a Summer Virtual Book Club.  Participants will actively engage in a discussion of a digital book (accessed from home computers or e-reading devices) using a moderated blog format.  The learners will be guided by two book club facilitators who will pose questions at scheduled times throughout the summer.  Participants will be able to add to the conversation by submitting text, photos, artwork and videos.  At the end of the project, students will get a chance to meet and further discuss the book in a real-time format!


Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level Elementary

12:30pm

Digital Film and TV Production Teacher

Link to see products:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCwkj4Vb34A  and  http://www.schooltube.com/video/56b629e0880c470abec5/Breakfast%20Wrap.   

Students worked collaboratively to write music and song lyrics for a PSA. They created a script and shot the video using a DSLR camera. Their videos are engaging, fun and winning awards. What makes this project successful is the fluid classroom approach. Students can work in the music room using instruments and Logic to create and record songs or work in the TV Studio editing bays depending on their needs for that day. There is not a lot of instruction. There is a lot of freedom and support. We have created a safe environment for both success and failure and this allows for a truly collaborative and creative experience.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level High School

12:30pm

Information Technology Teacher- FRS/ Outreach Coordinator- Frontier Community Television

Integrate Community Access Television into the School community. In addition to the filming of sports and theater, discover a worthwhile civic activity centered around the presidential elections this fall. Using the power of the internet and the resources of community television, see how students from AP Government class combined with video club to connect with the electoral process. Mock Elections and exit polls being conducted using cellphones. This showcase will show past examples and live demonstrations of the equipment used as well as how Google docs and Skype were used to gather information for LIVE broadcast and webstream.

 


Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level Middle School

12:30pm

The Pingree School iPad App

Two Pingree students will demonstrate an ipad app they wrote for the Pingree School as part of their Independent Study in Advanced Programming.  They will explain how they tailored the app to the needs of the community and how they obtained approval from the administration to proceed with the project.  They will also show how they authored the program in Xcode and how they navigated the Apple Apps store to make it available. Finally they will demonstrate how the app works on the iPad and discuss plans for future versions.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level High School

12:30pm

Using Assistive Technology to Access the Curriculum: History Research Project

A verbal high school student with quadriplegia will demonstrate her assistive technology to show how she accesses her modified curriculum in and out of the regular education classroom setting. For the history project, the student will research a foreign country, interview someone from that country, and create a powerpoint presentation to present to her inclusion classmates. This project, along with her assistive technology, will be presented at the Student Showcase.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area
  • Grade Level High School

2:00pm

Teacher Evaluation

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

2:00pm

Education Data Warehouse - Soon to be a component of Edwin Analytics New Resources and Enhancements

Come see the new and improved EDW and why over 2,000 users ran 172,814 in the first 13 days after the release of 2012 Official MCASresults.In addition to speed new reports and standards are available.  No longer limited to the State, District, School and Student levels the EDWnow has classroom-level disaggregation.  Analysis via the new Common Core Standards is also available.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm

Five Minutes of Fame

In the fast-paced Five Minutes of Fame, selected Massachusetts educators will have only five minutes to showcase and tell their remarkable stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their Five Minutes of Fame are up! Hear success stories, best practices, big ideas, and small steps that led to notable accomplishments. This unusual session is fast, fun, and will provide a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place in local schools


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

2:00pm

iOS 6 Management & Deployment

The iPad has been in the market for just over two years and this extraordinary device has found its way into many K-12 schools and HiEd institutions around the globe.  As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors and staff to learn about the new operating system, iOS 6 and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to deploy, sync and manage the iPad in an educational setting.  A portion of the session will focus on Apple Configurator for OS X which makes it easy for anyone to deploy iPads with the settings, apps and data you specify for your students. 


Exhibitors
SR

Steve Ragalevsky

Apple Systems Engineer


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm

MIMIO TEACH, VIEW, & Vote

This course focuses on utilizing an Interactive Whiteboard effectively in the classroom. It enables Mimio advocates opportunities to collaborate and share new and innovative ideas with other teachers.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Grade Level 40

2:00pm

Achieving Outcomes With Digital Portfolios and Google Docs
Students create a digital portfolio and are trained in how to use the digital portfolio. They are then given a rubric that illustrates how many exhibits of work they need for each class. They are given a due date. Students then set about collecting exhibits of work during the year that satisfy the rubric. The whole process is mostly self-managed, self-driven and focuses on outcomes based education, the creation and publishing of products. All 21st century learning skills that enable the students to self-manage their learning and performance outcomes.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Adopt Common Core Literacy Standards with PBS LearningMedia™

Join us as we explore FREE media-rich resources that provide students with the content knowledge and motivation to meet Common Core literacy standards. We’ll draw on thousands of FREE resources available in PBSLearningMedia, including video, interactive, games, and more. We’ll also provide strategies that support instruction. Don’t miss the PBS DVD raffle!


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Behind the Scenes Launching iPads
Lesley University and Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge will share experiences with large-scale deployment issues related to the iPad. Participants will get a glimpse of using JAMF’s Casper Suite and classroom survival strategies including layered configuration for teacher iPads, unique app libraries for different grade levels, and student tech leaders.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Creating Exciting Independent Learning Environments
Utilize the power of technology in your classroom but organize it in a way that makes it safe, productive and easy for all learners and for us as teachers. Come and view three multi-skill projects for grades one, two and three that build on skills in writing, research, geography, science, STEM, graphic design, art, technology and more while accommodating for different learning styles and abilities.

Speakers
SC

Suzanne Craig

Technology Integration Specialist, Independent School- Wellesley MA Tenacre School


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Developing & Implementing A Mobile Applications Curriculum With Flash
This presentation covers the design of curriculum and implementation of tools for developing mobile applications in the classroom. Developing mobile applications using flash utilizes several tools to help students/teachers design, develop and implement their own mobile applications for the Android, iPhone, iPad device market. This presentation will show you examples and also strategies for getting started.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Flipped Professional Development
The flipped PD model allows for teachers to go at their own pace, have some “one-to-one” time, and have the ability to review the lesson whenever they need to. This presentation will review the equipment used, lesson setup, best practices, and potential issues we have encountered in providing PD through a flipped model. This is a follow-up to the introduction from the MassCUE Leadership Symposium.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Flipping Classrooms in Watertown

Watertown Middle School is Flipping their classroom. Teachers are turning classrooms from teacher centered to student centered and project based places. Humanities, World Language and Math classes will show lessons and methods for doing this. We are using various formats with iPads, wikis, and itslearning being a few.


Speakers
TC

Toni Carlson

Educational Technology Coordinator\nWatertown Public Schools\nWatertown Middle School
LG

Lynette Goulet

7th Grade Humanities\nWatertown Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

2:00pm

Harnessing the Power of PLNs through Blogger and Twitter
Move your PLN beyond your building with Blogger and Twitter. See how to use these tools to create a network of colleagues and contacts including: classroom teachers, ITS and librarians from across the country and give examples of how these tools have lead to authentic learning experiences beyond the classroom.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Reading and Writing in All Disciplines

Explore how technology, smartphones/tablets/computers, can increase student engagement and promote social learning. Discuss ways today’s tech tools facilitate collaboration and foster critical thinking in diverse learning environments. Hear examples of how leveraging thoughtful social networks and access to models of rich academic discourse encourage students to read and write more.


Speakers
DD

Deb DiCairano

Diocese of St. Augustine and QOP Academy\nhas served as an advocate of Innovative Education for the past twenty years, with a primary focus of enhancing teaching and learning through the use of visionary, practical technology. Ms. DiCairano serves in lead


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

2:00pm

Syncing Your Library and Technology Programs
An Elementary School Librarian and Technology Specialist will discuss how they restructured their programs into one integrated model. They will share the results of their first year of shared activities and curriculum, including the student use of iPads and iPod Touches to create and consume library content.

Speakers
DC

Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Teaching the iPad Teacher: A Blended PD Model
We will explore a blended model for iPad PD that provides sustained individual and community support. We will look at particular strategies to make both hands-on and online iPad PD dynamic, interactive, and meaningful to teacher practice.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Technology Showcase: How Short Presentations Can Stimulate New Ideas

Come and see how ten-minute presentations can be sufficient to give you new ideas for your classroom or school. This workshop will feature four mini-presentations, selected from EDCO's Annual Technology Showcase.  Each presentation highlights a successful use of technology by classroom teachers. Presentations include Flat Me (grade 2), Researching and Making Jazz (grade 4), Integrating Edmodo (grade 6), and iPads in the Spanish Classroom (grade 7).  Short presentations focus on the essentials and allow participants to see a variety of approaches to using technology.


Speakers
RA

Rick Atkins

Associate Director, EDCO Collaborative
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

The Cure for Ineffective Rubrics & Assessment - Leveraging Google Docs to Create Collaborative and Meaningful Forms of Assessment
New tools are constantly released to help teachers track, grade and/or assess students. Want to create your own tool rather than use six different sites for each class? In this workshop we will explore how to creatively leverage GoogleDocs to construct your own assessment tools and interactive grading rubrics.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Using a Blended Approach to Address Instructional Issues and Make Student Thinking More Visible
A blended approach focused on 21st century project-based learning. We will demonstrate how we are solving instructional problems, making student thinking more visible and going global with the support of technology. Topics include: 21st century project-based learning, the flipped model and online discussion forums.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

ASSISTments: Be Informed with Data

Learn how to collect data online and use it to inform instruction. ASSISTments is a free public service of WPI that blends ASSESSment and instructional ASSISTance. Make free accounts and experience the system as a student and a teacher. Develop a routine to use right away in a class.


Speakers
CH

Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Creating Custom Content

Elementary students often need structure when working with technology. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore how teachers can create their own digital worksheets, workbooks, and templates with productivity tools in order to guide younger students through Internet-based projects, scaffold skills, introduce concepts, and differentiate instruction.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Leading the Way with Technology

FMS is working with technology leaders to provide low cost or no cost technology solutions to build, sustain and promote strategic initiatives. Session leaders will define critical leadership functions from FMS’ 7 Leadership Competencies and the CoSN Technology Leadership Framework and present a number of technology strategies that work.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

3:15pm

Parental Engagement Through Technology

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

Five Minutes of Fame

In the fast-paced Five Minutes of Fame, selected Massachusetts educators will have only five minutes to showcase and tell their remarkable stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their Five Minutes of Fame are up! Hear success stories, best practices, big ideas, and small steps that led to notable accomplishments. This unusual session is fast, fun, and will provide a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place in local schools


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

Virtualization in a BYOD Environment

See how West Bridgewater has implemented a virtualized system for students, teachers, and administrators to use in a BYOD environment. Students have access to core applications, while teachers have access to the SMS, Gradebook and more. See how virtualization works on such devices as the iPad, iPhone, Chromebook and more!


Speakers
JC

John Collins

Technology Director, West Bridgewater Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

District Data Management for your district Made Easy- automated and designed for you!

Session attendees will receive an overview of the Level Data process and then watch Active Directory™ accounts provisioned, home folders managed, classroom storage with homework turn in folders created, remote access to provisioned storage for iPads and alike, student and staff web page templates provisioned, group management of student accounts and graduation cleanup all done automatically without user intervention and initiated by activities in the student management system


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

iOS 6 and the iPad in Education - Discovering the Possibilities

The iPad is a revolutionary device for browsing the web, teaching reading and language arts, engaging with mathematics and science in new ways, addressing ESL, providing remediation instruction, watching videos and movies, listening to educational podcasts, reading e-books, providing accessible education to diverse learners, and much more. iPad’s Multi-Touch™ screen lets students physically interact with applications and content. The iPad's cameras and ability to project wirelessly through Apple TV make it even more capable in the classroom. Breakthroughs in iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U bring engaging content to a whole new level. This session will demonstrate the iPad and discuss it's application across the K-12 environment. A few iPad's will be available for participants to use, but attendees are going to want to have their own in hand!


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

Electronic Constructivism 2013: Technology, Creativity & Learning
See replicable examples of intriguing classroom possibilities. Powerful tools and resources will be highlighted to support the flipped classroom, to facilitate audio and video production in the cloud, and to provide authentic digital artifacts, as well as exciting new resources not yet in existence.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Enhancing Professional Learning and Data Collection During Classroom Visits with 21st Century Tools and Applications

Participants will be introduced to and able to apply specific tools, strategies, and techniques to enhance professional learning and student achievement thought he use of 21st century tools. Enhancing professional learning and data collection during classroom visits will create a school with high expectations focused on targeted feedback and collaboration.





Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

How Twitter Can Change Professional Development
Learn why Twitter should be their primary professional development tool. Explore how to participate more fully in Twitter by learning how to find people to follow, gain followers, effectively use hashtags, participate in different Twitter communities, and use Twitter tools to stay connected. First time, as well as long time, users of Twitter are welcome.

Speakers
TB

Tony Baldasaro

Chief Human Resource Officer, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Interactive Bullying Training

This presentation shares how six districts collaborated to develop web-based compliance training for staff about their responsibilities to prevent and respond to bullying. Students of all ages used their writing, acting, and videotaping skills to help produce this product in service to their community.


Speakers
KC

Kathy Codianne

Director of Teaching and Learning, Concord Public Schools/Concord Carlisle Regional School District


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

New Resources in Science and Engineering: the NASA Educator Resource Center at Framingham State University

Discover the many online resources available from the NASA Educator Resource Center at Framingham State University. Learn how to access NASA educational technology tools such as NASA websites, videos, podcasts and NASA TV, along with lessons, units, and teacher workshops, all standards-based and available for free to Massachusetts educators.


Speakers
KC

Kim Cochrane

Co-Director Curriculum Librarian, NASA Educator Resource Center Framingham State University


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

North Shore Tech iPad Pilot

Using a cohort of 20 freshmen we rolled out an iPad pilot to investigate how it could benefit the learning experience of our students. The goal of our pilot was to make a decision for the district for a 1-to-1 program based on device, learning outcomes, challenges and classroom experience.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

3:15pm

Our BYOD Journey

The Reading Public Schools has been piloting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in Grade 7-12 classrooms since January. This workshop will examine the challenges and opportunities that teachers and administrators have faced in piloting this initiative, including, examples of how it is being implemented in the classroom.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Students. Learn. Express. Share.
Join us as we show how second and third grade students power-up with technology to demonstrate and share their learning. We’ll show you how these students are using tools such as KidPix, Google Docs, VoiceThread, Animoto, Wordle and Skype as vehicles for expression and communication and how this understanding can extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Using Copyright-Free Materials for Teachers and Students
Teachers and students who want to publish on the Internet or use digital media for class projects must be particularly careful about avoiding sources that are protected under copyright law. Although Fair Use guidelines offer some limitations on the rights of copyright holders for content used for educational purposes, teachers can model and teach students the ways to create original content and use copyright-free content. In this session we first briefly review copyright law and Fair Use guidelines. Then the alternatives to using copyrighted materials will be presented, including: Creative Commons, advanced searching techniques, copyright-free resources, and options for creating original digital images, sounds and motion media using free Web resources.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Visual Learning Software for the Autism Classroom
Rich web SaaS for fun, interactive, visually supported special education/ autism instruction. Use customizable pre-made lessons from the peer-reviewed shared library or create lessons with easy-to-use templates and thousands of images, audio and video clips. Track improved outcomes by IEP goals. Maximize electronic whiteboards’, tablets’ and touchscreens’ effectiveness in the classroom.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

5:00pm

MassCUE's 30th Anniversary Celebration

In clebration of MassCUE's 30th Year

Dinner, games, fun, and networking!

$30.00 Ticketed Event

Click link below to purchase tickets to attend


Wednesday October 24, 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dana-Farber Field House (located behind Gillette Stadium)
  • Room Capacity 500
 
Thursday, October 25
 

TBA

MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Conference 2012 Evaluation

Click link below to let us know what you thought of this years conference

MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Conference 2012 Evaluation

 


Thursday October 25, 2012 TBA
Evaluation

8:30am

Keynote - Travis Allen

Embark upon a journey through the dawn of the information age with college student, Travis Allen. Experience the life of a true digital native who boldly refused to accept the status quot in the classroom. Learn how he uses his iPad, and only his iPad, in all of his courses and become part of a revolution for change in education. 


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side

8:30am

Keynote - Travis Allen

Embark upon a journey through the dawn of the information age with college student, Travis Allen. Experience the life of a true digital native who boldly refused to accept the status quot in the classroom. Learn how he uses his iPad, and only his iPad, in all of his courses and become part of a revolution for change in education. 


Thursday October 25, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side

10:15am

Help: I Just Got An iPad

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

10:15am

Reading with the iPad

Nothing has revolutionized reading more than the presence of tablets and smart phones. This workshop dives into the fundamentals of reading and phonics while focusing on the fun and engaging tools available on such devices. You will learn the basics for reading on an iPad as well as various applications that allow you to customize the curriculum for each student.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

10:15am

METAA Meeting

METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association), is the state chapter of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking). CoSN is the lead School Technology Administrator Association in the country. CoSN believes that to mazimize the benefits of technology solutions the district technology leaders should be part f the executive leadership team of the education organization. Come to this meeting to hear about the vast array of resouces CoSN and METAA offer for the technology leader professional.


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

10:15am

Free STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench.The Concord Consortium (www.concord.org) is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Since 1994, we have been building deeply digital tools and learning activities that capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionary new approaches to science, math and engineering education. Our scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.



Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Theater B West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

10:15am

District Data Management for your district Made Easy- automated and designed for you!

Session attendees will receive an overview of the Level Data process and then watch Active Directory™ accounts provisioned, home folders managed, classroom storage with homework turn in folders created, remote access to provisioned storage for iPads and alike, student and staff web page templates provisioned, group management of student accounts and graduation cleanup all done automatically without user intervention and initiated by activities in the student management system


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Make Books! iBooks Author

Teachers have been making books with their students forever. But what if those books could be digital? And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, and more?  Apple's new iBooks Author does all of this, allowing users to create highly interactive and engaging content that can be leveraged to help a teacher improve a lesson, or to help a student tell the story of their accomplishments.  Applicable across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Head here www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad.


Exhibitors
DD

Dan Delvecchio

Apple Education Development Executive


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

10:15am

Creating Multimedia Books on the iPad
Want a quick and easy way to publish a multimedia book viewable in iBooks on the iPad? We’ll explore creating a movie with the iMovie app, bringing the movie into Creative Book Builder, adding audio, images, and text, and publishing your book – all done with an iPad2.

Speakers
JZ

Julia Zangl Colby

Technology Integration Specialist, Plymouth North High School Plymouth Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Evolution of a Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Model

Have you ever wished your students could create and present their work to classmates using an easy, user-friendly flipped online presentation tool model? You can! We have a found solution that is easy to implement and use -- iPresentPresio and iPresentonline. Come see what this learning management solution has to offer. These tools allow you to create a rich multimedia web based classroom. A brief overview of the software will begin the journey and proceed to sample units from classes in Computer Design and Entrepreneurship. Students used these tools to post their presentations, assess their classmates’ work at home, and share discussion points for the next class. We will close with your questions for the software developer and Tech Directors.



Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

iGet, iLearn, iMaster: iPad

Enhance your user experience by making certain that you know how to
utilize all the features of your iPad. Swipe to navigate and multitask,
customize, use iTunes to download apps and share files, and use both
cameras. The instructor will share some favorite apps, but the focus will
be using the device itself. Become a super user in no time! Covers iPad 2
& 3, iOS versions 5 and 6


Speakers
avatar for Gaby Richard-Harrington

Gaby Richard-Harrington

Technology Integration, Assistive Technology, and Consultant, Strategy 2 Design / Northampton Public Schools
...left handed, right brained, well, maybe whole brained, athletic, creative, multitasker, lifelong learner... entrepreneur... and willing to stand up to bullies! | | I have worked as an Instructional Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels for the past fifteen years. I am always looking for ways to engage students in lessons rooted in constructivist theory and pedagogy. I have a... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

10:15am

iPads for Visual Arts

This hands-on workshop will engage educators with many visual arts apps and great iPad resources to use in their classrooms, schools, or districts.


Speakers
JC

Joanne Coughlin

Instructional Technology Specialist, North Reading Public


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

10:15am

Power Up and 'Blend' Your School Music Program with Noteflight
Introducing Noteflight, a web-based technology tool that allows face-to-face and online students to save music scores online, share them with anyone, and collaborate on teacher-created assignments. This is a one-of-a-kind program that is currently reshaping the world of K-12 music education. Come see what it’s all about!

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Power up with Animoto!

Animoto is an easy to learn educational tool used to create videos in the classroom and at home. Teachers and students alike will become empowered with the ability to demonstrate and communicate knowledge as well as learn from each other. Hope to "power up" with you soon!


Speakers
NB

Nili Bartley

Grade 4 Teacher, Hopkinton Public School


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Robotics & Engineering for All
Come meet our robots and share our Robotics Curriculum. The curriculum spans all grades K-8. We start with simple, programmable Bee-Bots, we work our way through many LEGO Education kits and materials, and the finale is the NAO Platform and its humanoid, programmable robot and its STEM curriculum.

Speakers
DC

Dotty Corbiere

Tech Teacher, The Meadowbrook School Weston


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Science Writer Research Results: A UDL Approach to Report Writing in

This session demonstrates Science Writer, a free digital tool framed in the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that guides students through the scientific inquiry process. Specific classroom-based examples will demonstrate embedded research-based writing strategies in digital environments to provide students in grades 4-9 with scaffolded adjustable supports for writing science reports.



Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Technically Invisible: Preparing Today's Learners for the Technology of Tomorrow

No longer is a novelty, Digital Literacy an ever-changing, lively, necessary reality. Come see how technology allows us to connect, communicate and collaborate within the confines of a demanding day. What can you try in YOUR classroom? Come experience a sampling of technology ideas ranging from functional to fantastic!


Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

The Simplicity of Flipping

Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of the flipped classroom. They will learn how to create simple screencasts and how to effectively use the time freed up in the classroom to create a more collaborative, student-centered approach to learning.


Speakers
MB

Mark Burkholz

Director of Technology, Lawrence Academy
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Tweet, Poof, and Audio Boo: 15 Web 2.0 Tools to Use TOMORROW!
Join us as we open our Web 2.0 toolbox with you and demonstrate 15 free resources that are perfect for digital immigrants to use and engage today's digital natives. These creative tools include Time Toast, Kerpoof, Chart Tool, Twitter, Audio Boo, and Skype.


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Understanding Your Media Usage for Mindfulness and a Healthier Brain
Do you think students are addicted to media? Well, this might be a solution. This workshop explores a online unit designed to help students become more mindful about their media usage. The unit is based on the book Fast Media, Media Fast by Emerson College professor Dr. Thomas Cooper.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Thomas Copper

Media Ethics Professor, Tremont


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Engaging Struggling Students-Web2.0

Come learn how to engage your students with Web2.0 tools that may promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Tools such as Symbaloo, Simple Booklet, Xtranormal, Glogster and others will be demonstrated. Samples of student work will be shared. All participants will work on a project of their choosing.


Speakers
DC

Donna Canuel-Browne

Biology Teacher, Northampton Public Schools
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Robotics

Join us in this fun, hands-on workshop and explore BeeBot, Lego WeDo, and Lego NXT robots and how they can successfully be applied to the K-8 curriculum.


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

10:15am

Picture Book and Technology Connections

Enjoy a review of what's new in children's picture books. Common Core connections will be made through classroom activities, art projects, and featured websites and technology applications. Participants will leave with a better understanding of current children's literature, as well as a bibliography of reviewed books.


Speakers
JB

Jeremy Brunaccioni

Classroom Teacher, 38 Conway Grammar School


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

21st Century Skills in the Classroom

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am

Introducing Edwin and Enhancements

ESE is launching Edwin, Massachusetts’ new, comprehensive teaching and learning platform. Edwin will provide educators with quality resources to continue to promote high-levels of student achievement and help reduce persistent achievement gaps among the state’s most and least-advantaged student groups. This system will support educators and foster teaching and learning at every level—classroom, school, district, and state—by providing on-demand access to instructional resources, curriculum planning tools, model curriculum units, and a variety of assessments including curriculum embedded performance assessments.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Theater B West Side West Side

11:30am

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Flipping Out: Three Perspectives on a “Flip” Classroom in the Elementary Setting

Have you “flipped” your classroom? Are you wondering about this new concept sweeping schools across the country? Come and see how the model has been implemented in both regular ed classrooms and a learning center model. We will share web 2.0 tools and platforms through which we delivered our lessons.


Speakers
MH

Melissa Hotchkiss

Learning Center Teacher \nGrades 4-5\nReading Public Schools
HS

Helen Sellers

Fifth Grade Teacher\nReading Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am

Flipping, Blending and Asynchronously Collaborating in your Classroom

We will demonstrate course presentation tools for creating highly organized and resourceful virtual classrooms and rich multimedia presentations. General information on using the tools for asynchronous collaboration, a sample virtual classroom showcasing the tools’ capabilities and educational value in supporting differentiated instruction, blended learning, and the classroom-flipping model will be presented.



Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

How to Show What You Know

Come learn how a fifth grade teacher empowers her students with technology tools they can use to show what they know. Students are introduced to a variety of technology tools throughout the year, become a "genius" in using the tools, and as the year goes on they have the freedom and flexibility to choose tools that best express their learning. Examples of student work will be presented and discussed. Tools include SAM Animation, Scratch, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, and Pixton. iPad tools include ScreenChomp, Evernote, Audioboo, and Skitch.



Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Science/Math with SWAG and Reading with the iPad

This workshop is designed to get you familiar and proficient with math and science applications along with their classroom uses in order to maximize your classroom efficiency and teaching style. We will be discussing various subjects in science and mathematics and their application in the digital realm. Topics include chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and anatomy. Moving to mathematics, we discuss the beginnings of a major overhaul of the cut and dry. When the workshop is over you will have a better understanding of how this technology applies not only to your life but most importantly your classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

11:30am

Meet Apple's New iTunes U & iTunes U Course Manager

You probably know Apple's iTunes U as a wonderfully rich collection of teaching & learning resources.  All sorts of learning objects can be found there - from Library of Congress text, image and video content to materials posted by the Maine Department of Education in support of the MLTI, and so much more.  But things have changed - the new iTunes U app for iOS allows access to iTunes U courses that can contain all types of content along with assignments and commentary.  Great content - curated as a course. In addition, through iTunes U Course Manager, K-12 institution faculty can now create these courses independently.  Head here: www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ to learn more, and then plan to come to this session to see iTunes U &  iTunes U Course Manager in action.


Exhibitors
MB

Matt Brooks

Apple Education System Engineer


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am

9th Grade Technology Orientation with Google Apps: A Self-Paced Approach
This workshop will present the use of Google Apps in a 9th grade Technology and Media Literacy class. Students learned how to use the various Google Apps by completing self-paced assignments with a media literacy theme.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Elementary iPad Creation Tools
In this session, you will be introduced to several powerful apps for creating content in your classroom, offering your students multiple modalities for demonstrating their learning. This session will feature short overviews and demos of several creation apps, as well as examples of work produced by elementary school students.

Speakers
DC

Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Introduction to Blogging in the Classroom
This workshop will teach you how to create an effective classroom blog where you can add posts, pictures/video and links to fun and engaging online educational resources. Participants will learn how to use their blog to help foster stronger home/school relationships and to build technology skills in their students.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Moving Beyond the Textbook

Utilizing the Discovery Education TechBook and other digital resources enables teachers to create a 21st Century learning environment. The workshop explores and provides ways of using digital media to engage learners in student-centered inquiry-based science instruction.


Speakers
SS

Shaina Squires

Director of Science, Randolph Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

MythBook: Fake Facebook Page
This workshop describes the Mythbook lesson for fifth graders that covers a variety of standards and content and includes a description of the technology integration tools used.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Real World STEM Connections in Class!
In preparing students for the 21st Century teachers are expected to make real world connections and use technology across the curriculum. This workshop will give insight to all teachers on how to create partnerships using technology. These partnerships can provide much needed materials at no cost to your school.

Speakers
DC

Diana Cost

NSF Master Teacher Teacher Fellow UMASS Dartmouth, Global Learning Charter Public Charter School


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Sketchup Ketchup!
Teach math or geography across K-12 in a new dynamic way! Different lesson plans discussed--using free software from Google and AR Sights. Simple and complex models are computer generated and created by students. Augmented Reality can be used to hold the digital drawing or landmark, virtually, in one’s hands.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

The Why Files
The Why Files project is a creative way for students to engage in the research process using various tools such as online research and Power Point. Audience members will learn about creating essential questions, the CHoMP strategy, using a multi-media map, and creating a Power Point to showcase knowledge.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am

Top Ten Open Educational Resources (OER) for the Science Classroom
As the movement toward releasing resources into the public domain continues to grow, each year brings a wealth of new opportunities to engage students in science through various forms of digital content. This session will share 2012's Top 10 Science OER and explore ways to integrate these resources into the classroom.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

12:30pm

Lobby-Observer Online High School Newspaper

Three years ago our high school newspaper went online. We successfully combined writing journalism with photojournalism and broadcast journalism. Student Editors maintain their own blogs on the site and there is a weekly newscast. We have found that online format has allowed for timely publishing and more creativity.



Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
Showcase Area

12:30pm

3rd Grade Classroom: How Learning Changes with 5 Laptops

This project will showcase how technology can be successfully integrated into literacy and math each day in a 3rd grade classroom. The use of Google Docs and internet resources will be showcased.  All activities are aligned to the Common Core.


Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area

12:30pm

A 21st Century Walk in the Woods: Using Leafsnap a Digital Field Guide

Students in the horticultural program have been using the digital field guide Leafsnap, complete with visual recognition software, to help identify leaves, flowers, and trees on school grounds and the nature reserve that surrounds the school campus.  Students become producers of digital content by adding to the biodiversity database that is part of this free mobile app developed by researchers at Columbia University, University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian. Students will demonstrate how to use Leafsnap and share pictures from their walks.


Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area

12:30pm

Virtual Book Club - A Purely Digital Experience

Third and Fourth grade learners from across our school district will participate in a Summer Virtual Book Club.  Participants will actively engage in a discussion of a digital book (accessed from home computers or e-reading devices) using a moderated blog format.  The learners will be guided by two book club facilitators who will pose questions at scheduled times throughout the summer.  Participants will be able to add to the conversation by submitting text, photos, artwork and videos.  At the end of the project, students will get a chance to meet and further discuss the book in a real-time format!


Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area

12:30pm

Information Technology Teacher- FRS/ Outreach Coordinator- Frontier Community Television

Integrate Community Access Television into the School community. In addition to the filming of sports and theater, discover a worthwhile civic activity centered around the presidential elections this fall. Using the power of the internet and the resources of community television, see how students from AP Government class combined with video club to connect with the electoral process. Mock Elections and exit polls being conducted using cellphones. This showcase will show past examples and live demonstrations of the equipment used as well as how Google docs and Skype were used to gather information for LIVE broadcast and webstream.

 


Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area

12:30pm

The Pingree School iPad App

Two Pingree students will demonstrate an ipad app they wrote for the Pingree School as part of their Independent Study in Advanced Programming.  They will explain how they tailored the app to the needs of the community and how they obtained approval from the administration to proceed with the project.  They will also show how they authored the program in Xcode and how they navigated the Apple Apps store to make it available. Finally they will demonstrate how the app works on the iPad and discuss plans for future versions.


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Massachusetts Business Educators Association (MBEA)

Network Meeting - open to all Business Educators


Thursday October 25, 2012 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse
  • Room Capacity 60

2:00pm

The Blended Classroom

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm

ASSISTments: Be Informed with Data

Learn how to collect data online and use it to inform instruction. ASSISTments is a free public service of WPI that blends assessMENT and instructional ASSISTance. Make free accounts and experience the system as a student and a teacher. Develop a routine to use right away in a class.


Speakers
CH

Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist
DP

Dawn Peterson

8th Grade Math Teacher\nBellingham Middle School


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm

iOS 6 Management & Deployment

The iPad has been in the market for just over two years and this extraordinary device has found its way into many K-12 schools and HiEd institutions around the globe.  As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors and staff to learn about the new operating system, iOS 6 and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to deploy, sync and manage the iPad in an educational setting.  A portion of the session will focus on Apple Configurator for OS X which makes it easy for anyone to deploy iPads with the settings, apps and data you specify for your students. 


Exhibitors
SR

Steve Ragalevsky

Apple Systems Engineer


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm

MIMIO TEACH, VIEW, & Vote

This course focuses on utilizing an Interactive Whiteboard effectively in the classroom. It enables Mimio advocates opportunities to collaborate and share new and innovative ideas with other teachers.


Exhibitors

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm

All Kinds of SMART - Differentiate for Diversity

This  workshop will highlight a variety of strategies and Smart Notebook tools  to help create engaging  activities to support differentiation in the classroom.  We will cover the 9 Ways to Differentiate, activities using Blooms taxonomy and much more. Walk away with examples of  many ways to differentiate to accommodate all learners that you can implement your classroom tomorrow.


Speakers
avatar for Gaby Richard-Harrington

Gaby Richard-Harrington

Technology Integration, Assistive Technology, and Consultant, Strategy 2 Design / Northampton Public Schools
...left handed, right brained, well, maybe whole brained, athletic, creative, multitasker, lifelong learner... entrepreneur... and willing to stand up to bullies! | | I have worked as an Instructional Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels for the past fifteen years. I am always looking for ways to engage students in lessons rooted in constructivist theory and pedagogy. I have a... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 90

2:00pm

Bringing the World Into the Elementary Classroom

Technology makes the study of a foreign country tangible to even the youngest students, allowing them to gain an understanding of geography, culture, and ecosystems. This presentation will describe the evolution of interdisciplinary, technology-rich curricula to provide elementary students with global perspective, exposure to technologies, and 21st Century Skills.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Constructing a Professional Learning Network Online
Learn how you can begin to develop your own PLN (Personal Learning Network) using some of the best web 2.0 tools to create and participate in an online support system of colleagues and mentors. BYOD to get started right away! Featured tools include: iGoogle, Google Reader and Ning.


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Curious George and the Drumming Monkey: Integrating LEGO WeDo Robotics into Early Elementary Language Arts Curriculum
When robotics is integrated into language arts, not only are students excited by the robotics, they get excited about reading and writing. The session will introduce WeDo Robotics, highlight several student-tested projects, direct attendees to helpful online resources and offer tips for getting started and managing materials.

Speakers
NB

Nicole Biondo

Grade 1 Teacher, The Fessenden School
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Discover the power of ThatQuiz!

Unleash the power of ThatQuiz, a free site where you can use ready-made quizzes, check-ins, essay questions, etc. (or create your own) in many curriculum areas. Come see how easy it is to set up a class, create material, and analyze data. The potential uses for this site are limited only by the user's imagination. Bring a laptop!


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Empowering Students & Teachers Through Screencasting
Have you ever wanted to try an alternative means of assessment, try out a flipped classroom model or provide video tutorials for your students? If so, this session is for you! Screencasting is an easy to learn process that can be used to identify misconceptions, assess student learning, create a tutorial library or introduce a new concept.


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

In Motion on the Ocean

This presentation will chronicle the adventures of fifth graders at Abbot School who worked together to write scripts, create props, snap pictures, sequence frames and record narration to tell the tales of European explorers with the medium of stop-action movies. The process, tools and finished projects all will be shared.



Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Information Literacy 2.0

Looking to shake up your information literacy curriculum? Keeping up with social media and students' personal interests are crucial in cultivating an engaging library classroom. Join one school librarian on her mission to improve literacy skills through the use of a variety of web 2.0 tools, apps, and other fun and easy technologies! Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device to try out tools along the way!


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

iPad Screencasting for Teachers and Students
Power up your teaching and your students' learning using screencasting, which extends the reach of the teacher beyond classroom and allows students to access classroom content almost anywhere. Teachers can flip the classroom, review and preview material. Students can access content as needed, learning at their own pace.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Learning 2Search - Searching 2Learn

Move beyond Google with your searches. Learn alternative search engines that will better suit students’ informational needs. A wide variety of search engines will be shared with discussion focused on why one may be better for specific learning styles.


Speakers
SG

Stephanie Grimaldi

Assistant Professor of Education\nWestfield State University


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Pinterest: Inspiration & Education
Pinterest is an online "pinboard" that allows users to find, organize, and share tons of information. As one of the hottest social media tools, this session will explore Pinterest's varied educational uses, from visual brainstorming and content curation to creative inspiration and lesson planning.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Toolkit for Inspired Students

This workshop will take a global look at integrating student-centered work with interactive whiteboards across the middle school curriculum. The toolkit will include rubrics, sample student presentations created for different curriculum areas, and resources related to what students will need to learn to create collaborative and powerful student presentations.

 


Speakers
BP

Barbara Peskin

Instructional Technology Specialist\nConcord Public Schools\nConcord Middle School


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

2:00pm

WebQuests with Google for PBL
In this workshop, we will explore the use of Google’s free suite of tools combined with the benefits of project-based learning's (PBL) engaging nature and the clear and easy structure of a WebQuest. Participants will leave able to create their own PBL units, and host them online, all for free!

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

iKids For Tomorrow: iPads!
iPads in your classroom? Where do you begin? This hands-on workshop is designed to help educators see and design educational experiences for students. Topics will include routines, expectations, apps, student work samples, and technical dos and don’ts. Please bring your device and curiosity with you to this engaging session!


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

2:00pm

Video Grammar: Improve Your Video

Learn 10 ways to improve your videos. See examples of what works and what can be done better. Receive handouts and web resources ranging from how to shooting better video (primary focus of presentation, lesson ideas, and demystifying the process of safely uploading work to the World Wide Web.


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

How to Get Resistant Staff to Embrace Technology

brain·storm·ing

: a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also: the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

 

Come join other teachers in MassCUE Teacher Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic

Each session will be faciliated by an experienced Technology Intergration Specialist.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Brainstorm Area
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

iOS 6 and the iPad in Education - Discovering the Possibilities

The iPad is a revolutionary device for browsing the web, teaching reading and language arts, engaging with mathematics and science in new ways, addressing ESL, providing remediation instruction, watching videos and movies, listening to educational podcasts, reading e-books, providing accessible education to diverse learners, and much more. iPad’s Multi-Touch™ screen lets students physically interact with applications and content. The iPad's cameras and ability to project wirelessly through Apple TV make it even more capable in the classroom. Breakthroughs in iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U bring engaging content to a whole new level. This session will demonstrate the iPad and discuss it's application across the K-12 environment. A few iPad's will be available for participants to use, but attendees are going to want to have their own in hand!


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Apple Room Press Room
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

More apps. and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?

This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications.  Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”.  How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day?  We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between.  We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.


Exhibitors

Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

A Multiplayer Online Game for Deep Learning In STEM
Find out about the potential of an immersive online game world to personalize and strengthen STEM learning. Try out parts of the game currently under development and find out how you and your students can get involved.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Authentic Assessment through Podcasting
Authentic assessment is a valuable tool to increase student proficiency and motivation. Combining podcasting with this method can be very powerful and effective. Student and teacher podcasting provides a meaningful context in which to use modern languages.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Crafting a Digital Citizenship and Literacy Curriculum
Today’s 24/7, connected culture offers our children unimaginable power to explore, connect, create, and learn. Issues, such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism and safety, have a detrimental impact on the use of technologies in the classroom. Learn how The Meadowbrook School has implemented a comprehensive K-8 Digital Citizenship and Literacy Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Scafati

Mike Scafati

Teacher - Technology, Film, Social Studies, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Mike is a Common Sense Education Ambassador for digital citizenship who teaches technology, filmmaking, and drama at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. Mike co-developed, implemented and now runs Meadowbrook’s K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and has presented on it nationally and regionally. He is a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Mike spent ten years in technology marketing and leads the social media efforts of his school. He... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Empowering Elementary Students to be Good Digital Citizens

Students at the elementary level need to learn foundational skills in order to be prepared for situations that call for legal, ethical and safe use of technology. This session will introduce resources for teaching Digital Citizenship skills and showcase successful projects that students in our district have completed showing their understanding and application of these concepts.



Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Power Up: Writing Across the Curriculum Using Online Learning
This presentation will highlight how using online tools can engage students in 21st century literacies, primarily writing and thinking, in a way that traditional pedagogy cannot. Particularly, using online tools affords digital natives the opportunity to receive instant feedback (in additional to traditional feedback) and flexibility with participation time that can motivate students to achieve at higher levels. This presentation will unpack how a teacher can incorporate online tools to calibrate their scoring of writing and keep students connected with their class and with their content as much as students are connected to their computers to limit academic regression when students are away from school. Because the new Common Core requires that all teachers become literacy teachers, this workshop will discuss online tools that support teachers who are not classically trained writing teachers bridge the gaps that may be left despite a district's professional development initiatives

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Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Problem Solving with Scratch
Scratch is a popular free programming language developed by the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten group. It empowers students by giving them an environment to build, create, and solve complex problems in a friendly, non-threatening way. Scratch can be used to complement any subject curriculum; students can tell stories, create art, develop interactive games, or create animations to demonstrate content knowledge while developing their computational thinking skills. Workshop attendees will learn about the Scratch interactive development environment and will learn how to make a simple game or art creation.

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Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

The Joy of Blogging: How to Engage and Empower Students into Becoming Writers

Come learn how these two teachers have used blogging in their classrooms and what benefits there have been for both the students and the teachers. Learn about different blogging platforms, how to use blogs in all curriculum areas, and how blogs can be used to monitor student growth.


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Susan Erickson

Grade 5 Teacher\nThoreau School\nConcord Public Schools
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Merrie Najimy

Grade 3 Teacher\nThoreau School\nConcord Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

3:15pm

The Well-Tempered Classroom
Current technology can be used to create web pages that become the “hub” of the classroom, expanding the conventional classroom into an online classroom of sorts. It can be the point of entry to blog spaces, wiki space, online course rooms like Moodle and Edmodo, class Nings, and other resources.

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Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Using Glogster EDU for Creative Flipped Classroom and Project Based Learning (PBL) Results
Using Glogster EDU for your “flipped classroom” provides you with a quick and creative format that is completely customizable and multi-modal for instructional videos, a thought provoking podcast, link to online resources, a short quiz to check for comprehension or review student comments to fine tune class the next day. Glogster EDU’s creative and fun format makes these resources easily accessible to students and motivating enough so that students actually do the necessary preparations at home. Project-based learning is more than just "doing projects." Glogster EDU makes effective PBL easy. Help your students develop inquiry, research, time management, communication, presentation, leadership, and reflection skills on a fun and engaging platform.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm

Using Wikis to Flip the History Classroom
This session explores ways to use wikis as teaching resource in K-12 history teaching can flip the learning experience for teachers and students. Using an interactive format, we discuss ways for teachers to develop their own wikispaces as instructional tools. We also show how students can become active creators of wiki content.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

4:30pm

Grand Prize and Exhibits
Thursday October 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Area East Side