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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

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
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Dr. Lynne Celli

Superintendent of Schools\nSwampscott Public Schools


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

10:15am EDT

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
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Jeanne Clark

Director, Sun Associates


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

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.

Speakers

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

10:15am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 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

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

STEAM Coach, Rockland Public Schools


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

11:30am EDT

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.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm EST
Blue Level 25 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
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 EST
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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

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 EDT
Blue 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!


Speakers

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

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
LG

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

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

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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Red Level 77 West 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
JZ

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.


Speakers
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

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 EDT
Blue Level 13 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

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

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

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 EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Blue Level 19 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

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

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 EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

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

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!


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Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 23 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

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

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

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

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.


Speakers
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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