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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EST
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Spotlight, Session 4

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse