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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

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

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 1
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 60

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

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Theater B West Side West Side
  Spotlight, Session 2
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 90

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

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 EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 2
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 2
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Theater A West Side West Side
  Spotlight, Sessions 3
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Sessions 3
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Vendor, Session 3
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Grade Level 40

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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Theater A West Side West Side
  Spotlight, Sessions 3
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 4
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 4

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 4
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

10:15am EDT

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... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater A West Side West Side
  Featured Speaker, Session 5
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse
  Meeting
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 5
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

10:15am EDT

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

Ed Tech Consultant/New England ISTE President, Strategy 2 Design
Currently working as an Ed Tech Consultant. Spent the past 20 years in the public school system as an Instructional Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Technology Integration Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels. I am always looking... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 1
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

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

11:30am EDT

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... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater A West Side West Side
  Featured Speaker, Session 6
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 6
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 7
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Vendor, Session 7
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

2:00pm EDT

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

Ed Tech Consultant/New England ISTE President, Strategy 2 Design
Currently working as an Ed Tech Consultant. Spent the past 20 years in the public school system as an Instructional Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Technology Integration Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels. I am always looking... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater A West Side West Side
  Workshop, Session 7
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 90

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Brainstorm Area
  Brainstorming
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Apple Room Press Room
  Vendor, Session 8
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

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