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Instructional Technology Specialist [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 24
 

11:30am EDT

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.


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

2:00pm EDT

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
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Toni Carlson

Educational Technology Coordinator\nWatertown Public Schools\nWatertown Middle School
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Lynette Goulet

7th Grade Humanities\nWatertown Public Schools


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

2:00pm EDT

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
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Beth Holland

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


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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

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
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Joanne Coughlin

Instructional Technology Specialist, North Reading Public


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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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
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Melissa Hotchkiss

Learning Center Teacher \nGrades 4-5\nReading Public Schools
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Helen Sellers

Fifth Grade Teacher\nReading Public Schools


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

11:30am EDT

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.

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

2:00pm EDT

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
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Barbara Peskin

Instructional Technology Specialist\nConcord Public Schools\nConcord Middle School


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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse