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7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.

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Registration

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Located Outside of Ballroom E/F/G

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All pre-registered attendees must be checked in by 7:55 a.m. to confirm their participation. Any pre-registered attendees not checked in at 7:55 a.m. will forfeit their pre-registration, and all open seats will be available to onsite registrations on a first-come, first served basis until the academy reaches capacity.

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8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

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Opening Session Welcome

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Ballroom E/F/G

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Program Overview, Monica I. Martinez, TCEA

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Keynote: Digital Native Panel

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9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

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iPeripherals

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Dr. Bruce Ellis, TCEA

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Ballroom E/F/G

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There’s so much more you can do with an iPad when you pair it with peripherals. You'll learn about a wide variety of peripherals that help you get more use out of your iPad - cases, styluses, probes, and more will be shared.

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10 iPad Projects Students will Love

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Holly Dornak, Lamar CISD

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Room 13 A/B

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Get your iPads out of flashcard mode and into some real content creation. Come for the top 10 apps and stay for the lesson plans, project samples, and cross-curricular ideas for harnessing the iPad’s learning potential.

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Digital Scavenger Hunt with an iPad

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Earl Yager, El Paso ISD

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Room 14

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Participants will learn about digital scavenger hunts, explore the use of the iPad's camera, and discuss Photo Booth and the Skitch app. We will also cover presenting with the iPad and using both Photos and Animoto.

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WISD Engaging Students, Parents, and the Community

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Lety Martinez, Weslaco ISD

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Room 15

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During this presentation, we will share how the WISD Parental Involvement program has been utilizing iPads and iPods to engage parents, students, and the community in learning, while targeting 21st century skills. We will showcase apps, activities, and printables, and share best practices for setting up a successful iPad implementation.

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iDevices: Challenge-Based Learning

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Shannon Leisure, Palestine ISD

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Room 16A

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Follow one district's journey on a district wide 1:1 iPad deployment and how curriculum became the foundation.

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Creative Solutions for Student Work

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Veronica Garcia, Round Rock ISD

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Room 16B

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Are you looking for ways to retreive your students' assignments and projects from their iPads? This presentation will showcase Showbie, a tool that integrates well with other apps, allowing students to submit documents, audio recordings, links, and much more.

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Apple's New Volume Purchase Program for Education

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Brittney Van Zandt, Apple, Inc.

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Room 17A

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The Volume Purchase Program store lets you purchase world-class apps and engaging interactive books that are great for education. Purchase in volume and tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution. Come learn about the new VPP features, which will help your institution retain ownership of your apps.

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Unlock the Full Potential of iPad

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Dave Saltmarsh, JAMF Software

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Room 17B

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With Casper Focus, distractions are no longer an issue and hovering is a thing of the past. With just a couple taps, teachers can command the attention of their classroom by controlling exactly what each student sees on his or her device.

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10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

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iPad Classroom Management

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Dr. Bruce Ellis, TCEA

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Ballroom E/F/G

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Now that you have iPads for your students, you’ll want to update your classroom management skills. Come learn about several apps that can assist you, as well as some specific strategies for your classroom to make the integration go smoothly.

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Break the QR Code

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Belinda Manning, United ISD

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Room 13 A/B

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In this session, participants will learn how to break the QR code like the pros, how to create one, how to implement QR codes in education, and how these little squares can energize a classroom and engage students.

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Advanced iPad Tips and Tricks

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Monica I. Martinez, TCEA

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Room 14

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This session goes beyond the basics and highlights hidden features, custom options, new iOS updates, and more. We will also cover troubleshooting techniques. Don't miss out on this chance to ramp up your skills.

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WISD Apptivities

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Lety Martinez, Weslaco ISD

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Room 15

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During this presentation, we will showcase apps and activities for using the iPad for building critical skills. Come ready to participate, have fun, and explore the possibilities.

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Flipping Your Classrooms without Turning Your District Upside Down

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Heather Kilgore, Al Shipp, and Julia Robinson, Commerce ISD

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Room 16A

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Last year, we implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative at our high school and have approximately 700 iPads district-wide. Funding the iPads for students who could not afford their own devices, reducing the cost for those who could, and managing them both was a big challenge. Come and learn about CISD's experiences.

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Instant PD with iTunes U

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Lisa Johnson, Eanes ISD

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Room 16B

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Discover the power and potential of using iTunes U to deliver Professional Development to your staff. From actual ready-made PD courses to tips for setting up the flow of courses, content and examples to be included, and ideas for engaging projects, this session will showcase best practices that will meet the diverse needs of your K-12 staff.

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Deploying and Managing Apple iOS Devices

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Brittney Van Zandt, Apple, Inc.

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Room 17A

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We'll discuss and demonstrate how to deploy Apple devices within your institution and explore the simple yet powerful tools you can use to manage them. Learn deployment best practices for workflows, ranging from system preparation and app deployment to inventory and device management.

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iPads + SMART Boards = Inspired Collaboration

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Heather Lamb, SMART Technologies

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Room 17B

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Interact. Engage. Participate. Learn best practices for collaboration with the iPad and SMART Board. A variety of lesson ideas will be explored that demonstrate how these tools can work together or independently for student success.

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11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

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La Clase Mágica: An Informal After-School Club

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Lucretia M. Fraga, Ph.D., UTSA

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Ballroom E/F/G

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This presentation focuses on three interconnected research strands. The first focuses on a group of students and teachers who collaborated on a science inquiry project,“Proyecto de Indagación." The second strand examines how bilingual immigrant parents acquire and develop digital literacies using iPhones and iPads. The third strand describes the process and outcomes of establishing robotics clubs in schools with ELLs and economically-disadvantaged students.

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Learning to Share on the iPad

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Mary Ray, East Central ISD

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Room 13 A/B

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Sharing is never easy, but it can be really tricky when using an iPad. Have you ever created content within an app only to discover that you can’t figure out what to do with it next? Join us as we explore several workflow solutions for sharing content on an iPad.

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Mobile Studio: Using Apps to Create

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Ian O'Brien, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School

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Room 14

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Learn how to use technology to engage students in studio activities in the classroom or in art museums. Discover a number of free or inexpensive apps that can be used on iPad, iPhone, and Andriod devices to help students simulate a wide range of art media.

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There’s an iPad Art App for That

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Neil Virani, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Room 15

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Bring your iPad and explore some great art apps. We'll start with painting and sketching apps and move to various other instructional art apps that engage students. Learn how to create digital artwork, check for understanding, differentiate instruction, and put together digital portfolios.

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1:1 Implementation PD Toolkit

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Lisa Johnson, Eanes ISD

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Room 16A

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Build a toolkit of resources to support the transition into a 1:1 iPad environment from all perspectives. Detailed ideas for orientations and professional development topics, workflow, organization, assessment, and managing distractions and off-task behavior will all be included as we address all facets of parent, teacher, and student implementation needs.

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Student to Student Collaboration

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Shannon Foley, Eanes ISD

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Room 16B

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See how fourth grade students taught kindergarteners to create and share their own book trailers.

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Build Apps Using Adobe InDesign

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Scott Trudeau, Adobe, Inc.

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Room 17A

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Participants will learn how the education and commercial sectors are using Adobe InDesign CC and the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to turn traditional print publications into apps. We will demonstrate examples of customer-created applications and cover the building of many interactive features.

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iPad Service and Support Options

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Les Bergquist, Texas Mac Repair

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Room 17B

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Learn how to control damage or broken glass rates on iPad and iPhone, get three-year iPad and iPhone service plan without buying Apple's AppleCare. Discover the yearly cost benefit of repairing iPads and iPhones in house. Schools can get three to five years out of their iPad and iPhone investment verses two to three years.

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noon – 12:50 p.m.

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Lunch on Your Own

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1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

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Jumping in with iPads

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Jean Friedman, Eanes ISD

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Room 13 A/B

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iPads don't have to mean a complete overhaul of your lessons. They can be seamlessly integrated into pre-planned lessons, adding more dimension, richness, and personalization to existing plans. Discover several concrete and simple examples of how to integrate iPads in your classroom.

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Differentiate Your Content Delivery with QR Codes

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Monica I. Martinez, TCEA

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Room 14

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Participants will learn how to best apply QR codes to classroom content to enrich and differentiate material for students with different needs. Attendees will learn how to create their own QR codes, design activities using them, and apply them to notes, text, reading assignments, lectures, and more. Walk away from this session with ready-to-go QR activities for your classroom.

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iPad-tastic Vocabulary

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Karen Wright-Balbier, El Paso ISD

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Room 15

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The Explicit Vocabulary Model recommends multiple exposures to new vocabulary words and for students to be engaged in deep processing activities for true comprehension. Using a few free apps, engage students in deep processing activities that can be completed in groups or individually.

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Power ON! with One Word

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Debbie Boyer and Justin Richardson, Canyon ISD

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Room 16A

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With 200 new educational apps created every week, it is easy to lose focus and forget your goals. In the book, "One Word That Will Change Your Life," Jon Gordon shares powerful concepts of what we hope to accomplish and who we want to be. Through the use of a few foundational iPad tools, see how this concept has created a laser-like focus for one district.

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Lights! Camera! Action! With iMovie

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Chris Miller, Sanger ISD

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Room 16B

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Learn how to leverage the awesome power of iMovie for iOS to increase learning and student engagement in this fun and exciting hands-on session. We will actively explore the fundamentals of using iMovie in our classroom.

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Adobe Creative Touch Apps

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Scott Trudeau, Adobe, Inc.

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Room 17A

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Design, edit, and elegantly present your work using Adobe® Touch Apps designed for your mobile device. Each app is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, so you can transfer and refine your work in your Adobe software or view, access, and share it from almost anywhere. Come check out Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas, and Adobe Kuler.

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Classroom Management for iPads

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Dave Saltmarsh, JAMF Software

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Room 17B

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Edgewood ISD has combined Casper Suite to manage Mac and iOS devices. Teachers use Casper Focus to perform classroom management tasks while preserving the magic of iPad, all from their own iPad and without assistance from the IT department.

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2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

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Creating eBooks with iBooks Author

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Alexis Cline, TCEA

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Ballroom E/F/G

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Learn how iBooks Author can be used to create interactive multi-touch books, discuss ideas for use in the classroom, and explore publishing options during this interactive session.

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Five Apps for iPad Beginners

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Heather Russell, Community ISD

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Room 13A/B

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Are you unsure of which apps to begin using in the classroom? In this session, I'll demonstrate five apps that will change the way you teach.

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Mind Mapping with Popplet Lite

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Clay White, El Paso ISD

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Room 14

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This session will explore the use of the Popplet Lite App on the iPad for Mind Mapping lessons (Graphic Organizer). With Popplet Lite, students and teachers can quickly and easily create colorful and interesting graphics to investigate a multitude of topics.

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Global Connections with iTunes U

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Jodie Deinhammer, Coppell ISD

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Room 15

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Through the use of iTunes U, learners can be empowered to educate others through innovative lessons. See how a course in iTunes U gained over 99,000 subscribers and connected a high school science class in Texas to Nigeria, New Zealand, Chicago, and a nursing school in South America.

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Creative Solutions for Student Work

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Veronica Garcia, Round Rock ISD

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Room 16A

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Are you looking for ways to retreive your students' assignments and projects from their iPads? This presentation will showcase Showbie, a tool that integrates well with other apps allowing students to submit documents, audio recordings, links, and much more.

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Be a GarageBand Rock Star

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Chris Miller, Sanger ISD

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Room 16B

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So you want to be a Rock n' Roll star? Learn to unleash your creative potential with GarageBand for iOS in this exciting, hands-on session. Come learn the fundamentals of this cool app to increase learning and student engagement. Bring iPad 2 or later with GarageBand installed.

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Creating Multitouch Books for iPad and the Mac OS

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Maria Henderson, Apple, Inc.

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Room 17A

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iBooks Author is an amazing, free app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks textbooks for iPad and Mac. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.

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Apps for Differentiated Learning in Elementary Classrooms

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Anna Johnson, Locomotive Labs

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Room 17B

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This session will provide examples of apps and classroom lessons that help early elementary teachers to differentiate math, reading, and writing activities for students in general and special education. Attendees will also learn different criteria for evaluating apps.

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3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

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Tech Slams

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Monica I. Martinez, TCEA

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Ballroom E/F/G

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Come learn about the many great iOS tips, tricks, and best apps that experts and users rave about. During this Tech Slam session, several experts will present short demos of their favorite iOS apps or tricks. Participants will walk away with a list of the latest cool tools and the greatest unknown resources.

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iPad 101: Just the Basics

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Lori Gracey, TCEA

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Room 13A/B

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If you just got your first iPad or are still trying to figure out the ins-and-outs of your device, then this session is for you. We will cover the basic features of how to navigate your device and get you started on accessing apps.

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iPad-tactic Vocabulary Part II

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Karen Wright-Balbier, El Paso ISD

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Room 14

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During this session, we will focus on engaging students. We will create vocabulary examples using the Educreations (take picture of the meaning of the word or acting it out, animate objects from the web, and record your understanding), and Popplet Lite Apps (graphic organizer representation features adding photos, text, drawing and exporting). If time permits, we'll create with Animoto for iPhone and Skitch as other great apps to use with vocabulary.

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Using the iPad to Help with Assessment

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Dr. Bruce Ellis, TCEA

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Room 15

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Move beyond bubble sheets and make assessment more meaningful and enjoyable. Join us as review specific apps that can assist you in formative assessment.

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Some Do's and Don'ts for an iPad Rollout

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David DeBrock, Leon ISD

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Room 16A

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See how a rural 1A School started a 1:1 iPad initiative for the 2013-14 school year. We will discuss our planning process from the very first ideas through our current status and future plans. Come learn from our experiences.

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iEdTECHucate

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Chris Miller, Sanger ISD

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Room 16B

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Come iSpeak a new language. The iTEKS Student Expectations translate easily into media-rich projects that will have students talking about your class for years to come. Our iConversation will explore how the iPad and iOS apps can be used to increase engagement and promote student achievement.

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Digital Content for iPad on iTunes U

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Maria Henderson, Apple, Inc.

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Room 17A

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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. In addition, through iTunes U Course Manager, K-12 institution faculty can now create these courses independently for free from any desktop.

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Deploying and Managing Apple iOS Devices (repeat)

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Brittney Van Zandt, Apple, Inc.

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Room 17B

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We'll discuss and demonstrate how to deploy Apple devices within your institution and explore the simple yet powerful tools you can use to manage them. Learn deployment best practices for workflows, ranging from system preparation and app deployment to inventory and device management.

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4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Closing Session

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Closing Remarks and Door-prizes

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Ballroom E/F/G