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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

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.

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

10:15am EDT

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.


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

10:15am EDT

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.

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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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.


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

10:15am EDT

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.

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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

'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 EDT
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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.


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

11:30am EDT

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.


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

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
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Amie Abdal-Khabir

Grade 3 Teacher\nNixon Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools
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Laura Burney

Grade 4 Teacher, Sudbury Public Schools
   
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Sara Fischer

Grade 4 Teacher\nLoring Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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!


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

2:00pm EDT

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.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 21 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

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
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Suzanne Craig

Technology Integration Specialist, Independent School- Wellesley MA Tenacre School


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

2:00pm EDT

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.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 10 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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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
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Rick Atkins

Associate Director, EDCO Collaborative
   


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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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.

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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 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

3:15pm EDT

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.

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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

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
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Julia Zangl Colby

Technology Integration Specialist, Plymouth North High School Plymouth Public Schools


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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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
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Nili Bartley

Grade 4 Teacher, Hopkinton Public School


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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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
After 10 years as an elementary teacher, Suzy Brooks is the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. She is the co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Teacher Mentorship (Times 10, 2019). Additionally, Suzy provides hands-on workshops and... Read More →


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

10:15am EDT

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.


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MB

Mark Burkholz

Director of Technology, Lawrence Academy
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 18 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.

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Dr. Thomas Copper

Media Ethics Professor, Tremont


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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

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.


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

10:15am EDT

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.


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Jeremy Brunaccioni

Classroom Teacher, 38 Conway Grammar School


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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
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Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools


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

11:30am EDT

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.


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Shaina Squires

Director of Science, Randolph Public Schools


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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, 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 →


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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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!


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

2:00pm EDT

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.

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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

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.

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

2:00pm EDT

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!

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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse