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iPad Playground - D214 Education Academy Students

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7:30-8:30am: Registration

8:30-8:45am: Welcome

9:00-9:50am: Session I

10:05-10:55am: Session II

11:10-12:00pm: Session III

12:15-1:00pm: Keynote

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Format: Hands-On - BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Hands-On - Computer Lab, Demo/Discussion, Both

Skill Level: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Applies to ALL

Audience: Elementary, Middle/Junior, High School, Applies to ALL

Grade Levels: Classroom Teachers, Media Specialists, Technology Coordinators, Administrators, Applies to ALL

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Ahlgrim, Beth & Jiggetts, Kristan

Chromebooks... now what? Getting started with technology in the English classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

This session will demonstrate how to implement technology in a literacy based class.  Two experienced English teachers will lead a session on how to incorporate various aspects of google docs as well as applications and extensions to promote student learning and engagement.  The session will allow teachers to see what students can do with technology as well as create their own activities.  The technology highlight pieces will be: the Google platform, Socrative, back channels and Flubaroo.

Ahrens, Amy

Enhancing your Teaching with Evernote        

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

If you could only have one app on your phone, iPad, or device, Evernote should be it.  This app is a virtual set of notebooks that can be accessed anywhere with Internet connection and has nearly endless possibilities, from lesson planning and to-do lists to annotating documents and sharing work. This session will focus on strategies for student use as well as ideas for teachers to save time and be more organized.

Baughcum, Carrie

Google Forms for Data Collection and Behavior Modification

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Learn to harness the power of Google Forms to collect data on your students academic and behavioral performance, provide supports for your students and how to make them an integral part of your behavior modification systems.

Baughcum, Carrie

Using Google Calendar to Organize Your Classroom and Your Students

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

It is time to say goodbye to paper calendars, flyers and memos on our desks and your student's assignment notebooks.  Learn to use Google Calendar to organize your day, your lessons and share information with your students.  Learn how you can teach your students to use the Google Calendar as their assignment notebook.

Berghoff, Lisa

Tips and Tricks With Technology In A Special Needs Classroom

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

What's good for special ed learners is good for all learners.  Learn about ways to engage all students using some simple high tech and low tech strategies.  Differentiate your instruction and streamline your practice using free online tools.  Learn about free online tools that you can start using in your classroom right away.  This session will also cover technology tools as a way to communicate with parents, other teachers, and students outside of your classroom.

Blair, Jeremy *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

Creating in a Tech-Friendly Art Room!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

During this session, attendees will explore different ways of infusing technology in an art classroom.  Attendees will learn how to set up an art-techy classroom, and tips on how to monitor student growth on a day to day basis.  Attendees will also learn techniques for creating, publishing, and reflecting on their work using a limited number of Apps and iPads.

Cardella, Katie & Iacullo, Laura

Apps and More

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

Moving beyond the everyday uses of apps, we will focus on other ways to integrate iPads into the classroom.  We will give ideas for creating projects as well as apps for skill practice.  Our ideas will help you to differentiate to meet the needs of all students.

Chausis, Charlene

Exploring Useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

BYOD: Participants in this hands-on session will spend time "shopping" for a variety of free and useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for teachers and students. Prerequisite: Google account and Chrome browser.

Clancy, Kevin

Authentic Learning: Performance Tasks Around a Career Theme

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Defined STEM combines a unique set of real-world themed resources to create a 21st century learning platform. The resource is common core aligned with integrated performance tasks, literacy tasks, and real-world video enabling students to see the relevance of K-12 topics through real-world themes. *Note: this session features a paid product*

Corcoran, Donna & Stoeger, Mary & Zboril, Marcia

Incorporating Literacy Strategies that WORK

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Looking for simple and straightforward strategies to enhance your students’ reading, writing, and THINKING abilities, in your content area?  Discover new ways to combine apps, websites, and basic software to engage your students, leading to improved comprehension and success. Leave with great resources you can use tomorrow!

De La Pasqua, Kate

Using Technology to Expand Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Time to actually teach our students and to foster discussions is decreasing as more testing and mandated programs find their ways into the classroom. Technology can create an opportunity to keep teaching and keep students discussing class topics long after the bell has rung. See how this can be done using student driven blogs, reading response blogs, teacher websites and various Google Education Apps.

Demakis, Theony & Kuhn, Sally

Online Art Portfolios Using Google Presentation

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

This session is designed to show your students how to create an online art portfolio using Google presentation. Students will be able to compose a unique cloud presentation that showcases the students' best artwork and provides a self-reflective component. You should have a Google account in place for information application.

Donovan, Tom

Google Apps for Administrators

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Google Apps is a powerful platform for student productivity, but are you taking full advantage of its features to support your work as an administrator?  This session will assume a basic familiarity with using Google tools in a Google Apps district and you'll leave with some examples, tips and strategies for making the most of them as a school leader.

Donovan, Tom

Paperless Professional

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

The needs of teachers (and administrators) as professional knowledge workers are different from students. This session will focus on tools and tips to help you use mobile technology to work with documents, get things done, capture your life, and stay connected and informed. The examples will be from iOS & Mac OS, because that's what I know, but many of the apps and services are platform agnostic.

Duesenberg, Judy & Kukla, Cindy

Simplify Your Life Using Google Scripts!

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Scripts work with Google forms/spreadsheets to add features and automate tasks.  Automatically create individual documents for students with specific instructions and permissions using Doctopus.  Thought you couldn’t mail merge in Google Docs?  You can with Autocrat.  See how these scripts can change your life!

Faust, Marcie

Using Doctopus & Goobric for Student Assessment

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Join us to learn how to install the Doctopus script into a Google spreadsheet so that assignments can be organized and shared with students. Participants will also learn how to use the Chrome extension called Goobric to assess student work and automatically store student data right into the Google spreadsheet.

Fuglestad, Tricia

Create on iPads: Many Ideas One Free App

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Download Sketchbook Express (free) to your iPad and grab a stylus for this fun hands on session where you will learn to create with this simple yet powerful app. We will explore up to 8 lessons including collaborative drawings, digital collages, superhero emblems, symmetry, animation, and more (as many as time allows) all centered on one app. Learn the possibilities so you can empower your students to create images for whatever content you are teaching.        

Galluzzi, Maria

Top Art iPad Apps

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Come explore iPad apps that are great for artists big and small.  We will explore apps that cover all areas of art applications/mediums.  Graphic design and basic colorful apps that will be great for grades K-2.  More in-depth and complex apps that the higher grades would enjoy.  I will be providing iPads for users to share and follow along.  Other apps that will be great for art teachers to use or for students to apply to their work will be included.  

Gray, Nathan

Virtual Frosh/Soph Classroom

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

I am moving toward having all of my Freshman and Sophomore course work online from the very first day where I help them set up their Chromebooks and our online correspondence (i.e. Homework Page) to watching video flipped lessons and sharing Google Docs and Presentations with their group members and me. I will also show Screencast-O-Matic, Photostory, Turnitin.com.        

Gubbins, James

The Secrets of Search

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

A Google search is often the first place we look for information. But do you really know how to harness its power?  This session demonstrates tips and tricks for more effective searching, explores creating custom searches and looks at some additional search tools that Google offers beyond the simple search.        

Hardy, Colene

Writing Tools for Collaboration, Creativity and other "C" Words

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Want to see how a student used a video game for a Social Studies writing project? The tools explored here can be used for presenting topics or writing creative, narrative, expository and argument pieces. If a teacher has a clear objective, students can use almost any tool to show their understanding. Explore ways that students can create picture books, choose-your-own adventure books, e-zines, timelines and more. Some tools we will look at include Google Presentations, Flipsnack, Sploder, and Inklewriter. Bring back examples to your classes to show your students what is possible.        

Hasemeyer, John

Trillion-Year Passwords: Easy to Make, Easy to Remember

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Passwords are an everyday part of online life. But passwords are perhaps the most dangerously overlooked aspect of online security. In this session you will learn how to create secure, easy-to-remember passwords in a way that is easy to teach. We will also review threats to online security & privacy.

Honaker, Allison & Sweeney, Kelly

Classroom Management with an iPad and More

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Join us for an introduction to the Class Dojo app and behavior management system. This free program allows teachers, students, and parents to collaborate to monitor, shape, and document student behaviors. Weekly reports can be emailed on personalized behaviors. See how we have implemented this program in K-5 classrooms!        

Hotzfield, Toni

Spice up your classroom with Social Media

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

You'll find new ways to incorporate social media into your classroom.  Edmodo and Twitter will be discussed as participants gain strategies on utilizing these two forms of social media.  Common Core Standards are easily met through creating assignments that encourage discussion blogs among students, teaching social etiquette, and managing students growth with these wonderful, engaging tools.  

Houchin, Cathy

Wow! I could do that in my classroom!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Wow!  We will learn several web 2.0 tools that could be used in the elementary classroom on Monday.  They will lend themselves to any subject.  Bring your computer and we will have a hands on session that will leave you ready to take on next week!         

Hutson, Kelda

Using Screencast Software and Video Cameras to Take the Pressure Out of Presentations

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Two great ways to escape the monotony of posters and PowerPoint:  I will show you how 75 students used a classroom video camera to make one epic geologic timescale video.  I will also share how we managed to screencast 70 stellar astronomy presentations in one class session.  

Jaffe, Benjamin

Digital Arts Web Design

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

I have created a teaching website that can be used by other Digital Arts Instructors and HS Students: (www.benjaminjaffe.net)  In the session I would demonstrate my website and how it could be used as a teaching tool as well as give pointers to other teachers who would like to create their own teaching website.

Kessel, Julia & Chao, Sara & Wang, Janet

Effective iPad Use in Teaching World Languages        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to use technology i.e. iPad and Canvas, etc. effectively in world language classes. They will also show students' work using iPad apps.

Konishi, Kim *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

iPads and Common Core Math

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Increase student motivation and stamina by incorporating common core math practices with ipads. Students create videos illustrating concepts and constructing and justifying their arguments to math problems. These videos are shared with classmates, providing opportunities for instruction, as well as sharing and critiquing alternative mathematical strategies.

Lamberti, Amy

Organizing Google Drive for Beginners

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

We will cover the basics of staying organized within google drive.  Just how do you color code, file away and find your resources?  We'll spend time together learning and then doing.  It will be a hands on time so you can walk away feeling successful and organized.        

Lane, Kelli

What Your Kids are Doing on Those Devices

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Do you know what students are doing on their devices?  You may be familiar with Facebook & Twitter, but do you know SnapChat? Reddit? Instagram? Pheed? Kik? WhatsApp?  Come learn the about the hottest social media and future trends kids will be talking about tomorrow!

Lettner, Julie

1:1 on a Budget

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Learn how one independent school managed to increase available technology on a small budget and made it work through family owned 1:1 iPad and BYOD programs at the middle school level. Hear about the process leading up to this, as well as how the year has been going.        

Lorraine, Sarah

Integrating Google Apps for Education into a School Environment

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Ever wonder what it looks like to integrate Google into your school's environment from a "boots on the ground" perspective? How can using Google's Apps for Education impact your school and change the way you run your classes? What are all these Google Apps anyways? This seminar will discuss not only using the essential Google Apps for Education (GAFE) such as Docs and Presentation, but also move into a deeper understanding of the potential for a paperless classroom using GAFE, the many applications for Google Forms, Google Sites for website creation, and some of the many extensions that you can add to the Chrome browser to more fully integrate Google into your classroom.        

Marcotte, Candace

Reframe Your Content in 120 Seconds

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Have content?  Need to teach it?  This session is for you!  Put your creativity into action and reframe your content, while learning about TPACK and SAMR through movie making.  Join us to create a "<insert content topic here> in 120 Seconds" video!  Bring a device to capture your content.

McCusker, Shawn

Creating a Culture of Research and Writing in 1:1 Classrooms        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resource for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.

McCusker, Shawn

Navigating Year 1 in a 1:1 Classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

What can a classroom teacher expect to face during their first year with iPads/devices in the classroom. Beyond learning the new apps and devices, what other skills and competencies will a classroom teacher need? This session will focus on educational philosophy, classroom management strategies, changing classroom relationships and frameworks for helping teachers to understand what the transition entails.        

McDermid, Kimberly & Merced, Ashley

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Come learn about our favorite tools that have helped our students become engaged learners in all subject areas!  In this session we will share our 3 favorite apps, with student examples, 3 google tips and tricks, 3 twitter handles you must follow and more.

McDonough, Kathy *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

What? A $35.00 Computer?

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Did you enjoy Hour of Code week? Entice your students to the next level of programming with this inexpensive, credit card sized Raspberry Pi computer. Presentation includes some mind-blowing things the Raspberry Pi has been programmed to do as well as a few challenges of using it in the classroom.

Mehnert, John

Digital Storytelling with the iPad

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Create great looking digital stories from start to finish using the iPad.  In this session you will learn how to use templates and other iPad tools to create great looking videos.        

Meltzer, Jason

Introduction to Digital Broadcasting

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

In my new junior high broadcasting class, I started with video mixer, cameras and computers to create a portable recording studio. Learn about the interviews, school activities and multimedia productions. Multiple camera events, live green screen, picture-in-picture and other resources will be discussed.

Montgomery, Laura

Creating and Using Google Forms

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

In this session, teachers will be shown examples of ways teachers are using Google Forms in the classroom, for parent communications and with data collection then followed by an hands-on session where teachers will learn how to build a form and have experience reading and analyzing the results.

Montgomery, Laura

Getting the Most Out of Google Docs- Be an Advanced Google Doc User!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

This session will will introduce teachers to the Advanced features of Google Docs and Google Drive. As time will permit, we’ll look at Sorting and Organizing your Drive, Using Documents Collaboratively, Using the Research Tools, Creating Bookmarks, Self-Grading Quizzes, Conditional Formatting and Creating a Turn-in Form.

O’Neil, Calley & Olson, Stephanie

Hacking Google+ Communities to make a Digital Course Space

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Explore strategies on how to utilize Google+ Communities as a digital course space for teaching and learning in your classroom.  Learn how to create an organized digital course space focused on communicating with students, allowing for collaborative work, easy assessment, and curation of resources.  We will share real world examples of how Google+ can be used in any discipline to foster an online community.        

Oh, Susie

Two is Better Than One: The Power of Combining Apps

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

Mobile devices are powerful tools to use in the classroom.  There are so many apps that are terrific, but you can combine apps to make them even more useful for what you want to do.  In this session, we will explore apps that work great together to allow for even more innovative and creative end products.

Olson, Stephanie & O’Neil, Calley

Creating and Editing Videos via YouTube        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

With YouTube, students and teachers have much more than a consumption tool in front of them. Learn how to create, annotate, edit, and share videos using nothing more than YouTube.  Explore strategies for utilizing Youtube for both teacher created videos and student projects.

Pikul, Sharon

Strange Bedfellows - Student Activities and Vocational Education for All:

How Students Benefit through this Unusual Combination.

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

At many school districts the role played by student activity participation has been overlooked.  Technology has a major role to play in the everyday life of both vocational and college bound students.  This session will present how one school district in Colorado took the management role of student activities into the world of work by providing real work references and technology skill acquisition, while lessening the workload of activities management for both teacher sponsors and activity directors. Though their focus was high school students, their ideas could be applied at the middle school level.

Ristow, David

The Evolution of a Science Classroom: Using Gamification and Blended Learning to Differentiate for Everyone.        

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Over the last few years our classrooms have evolved from traditional teaching spaces to individualized learning environments.  We will highlight how we created the new learning environments that center on student choice through the use of iPads, flipped classroom, blended inquiry, and gamification.        

Rosen, Melissa

Image Editing with Free Tools

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Are you looking for free resources to edit images and incorporate digital art into your lessons or projects?  This session will explore free image editing tools with hands-on demonstrations, provide you with ideas on how to integrate technology into your classroom, and give you resources for the future.  

Ruth, David

Hour of Code        

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Hear about how we participated in the Hour of Code.  Non-for-profit Code.org organized 10 million students in the U.S to engage in one hour of programming during Computer Science Education Week.  Find out what resources are available for anyone (age 6 to 106) to try an 'Hour of Code'.        

Sihweil, Abraham & Furman, Tim

Google Hangouts For Beginners

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

What’s all the fuss about Google Hangouts? Come find out. This session will walk the beginner through the basics about Google Hangouts and Hangouts on the Air. Learn how to set up and create a successful hangout, and learn the top tips for improving the experience for everyone. It’s fun, easy, and full of potential for your classroom.

Steinbach, Bill

Starting from SCRATCH: How Can I Bring Programming into My Classroom

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

Are you looking to bring computer programming into your classroom, but not sure where to begin? In this session we’ll explore the basics behind the Scratch computer programming software and see a variety of ways that students have used Scratch in their classroom.  

Stopps, David

3D Printing: What it is and Lessons Learned

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Exploring what a 3D printer can do for a classroom or school, what it is and how it works. Also a re-cap of lessons learned after using a 3D for 18 months. Tips and tricks, work flows, and limits of what the printer can do.        

Thorsen, Kristin *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

Project iBoost

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

After tracking local assessment data for the last ten years, it is clear CLSD#47's LEP subgroups, including the ELL population, consistently score below District benchmarks in reading and math. In addition, the LEP subgroups consistently score below the district and state in reading performance on state assessments.  Project iBoost placed an iPod Touch into the hands of three ELL students in order to “boost” literacy in reading and writing by listening to audio books, recording themselves, creating movies, writing stories, gaining background knowledge, practicing basic skills, etc. During this session, Kristin will share how the students were chosen, the management of the devices, iPod ideas and resources, and goals for the future.  

Ungar, Barbara

Using Google Drive with Elementary Students        

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

One of the best things about students having access to a Google Drive account is that they have access to these tools at school, home, or anywhere they can connect to the Internet. Students have access to their work, calendars, and collaborative tools to create documents, presentations, forms, spreadsheets, drawings, and sites. Learn some ways to use these tools and help students productively collaborate on projects.        

Weinstein, Susan & Carpenter, Marie-Paule

Writing Software for Students with Special Needs

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

First Author is being piloted in our district with elementary and middle school students with autism, intellectual disabilities in instructional and inclusive settings. Participants will learn how teaching strategies and technology integration are considered jointly, to assist students with meeting their IEP goals and the Common Core State Standards.

Wickham, Jeremy

Schoology LMS: Creating a Paperless Classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

This session will introduce you to how one high school social studies teacher created a paperless learning environment using the Schoology learning management system (LMS). Topics to be covered include: creating assignments and assessments, annotating student work, using rubrics, discussion boards, and integrating Google Drive. Don’t drown in paperwork anymore!

Wright, Evan

Teaching with TACT - Using text-adventure to meet Common Core ELA standards

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Text-adventures are a type of virtual reality  in which the world exists in words rather than graphics.  This presentation will focus on a web-based tool (TACT) developed by the presenter, which allows students to create their own text-adventures, and by doing so, meet numerous Common Core ELA standards.        


iPad Playground - D214 Education Academy Students

Presentation Apps

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Summary: We will present to the audience different and easy-to-use apps that teachers or administrators of all levels can use in order to present information to their students in a fun and exciting way. By the end of the presentation, the audience will understand how to use several unique apps for different presentation styles.

Apps to be used in presentation: Flowboard, Keynote, SlideIdea, HaikuDeck, Doceri, Prezi

Free vs. Paid iPad Applications

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Summary: We will discuss paid apps and their free equivalents, and how to tailor your search to find the apps that you want. We will show apps and sites that give examples of apps to use for different ages and topics.

Apps to be used in presentation: iMovie vs. Video Star, Video Downloader; Paid version vs. Free version, Wolfram Calculus v. Free Graph Calc & iDifferentiate

Interactive Presentations

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Summary: We will present how teachers can interact with students using presentation apps on the iPad.  Teachers can use tools such as polls, surveys, and quizzes to receive immediate feedback from students.  

Apps to be used in presentation: Slide Ideas, Nearpod, Flowboard, Socrative (student and teacher)

Social Networking for Teachers

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Summary: We will present different ways to incorporate social media for both inside and outside the classroom. By the end of the presentation, the audience will have new ways to interact with the students and other teachers, keep both students and teachers up to date on assignments, and gain new ideas to be able to use in the classroom via social media.

Apps to be used in presentation: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, FaceBook

Storytelling Apps

Session 3 (11:15-12:00 pm)

Summary:  This presentation will cover how students and teachers can interact in the classroom using online story books. It will include both paid and free apps. These apps will allow teachers and students to create, exchange, and share their ideas using the stories they create.  We will explain how these apps can be used in different grade levels and can be differentiated for individual skills.

Apps to be used in presentation: iMovie, Creative Book Builder, Book Creator Free, Toontastic, My Story, Story Me

What if I Only Have One iPad?

Session 3 (11:15-12:00 pm)

Summary: We will present different apps that can be used in a classroom with a limited number of iPads. Many of the apps we will present can be used at the elementary, middle and high school level and can improve student learning as well as classroom management.

Apps to be used in presentation: Sticky, Doceri, Khan Academy, Zondal, Class Dojo , Storybook Maker, Popplet, Name Selector, Quizlet, Moxtra, Flashcardlet

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Baughcum, Carrie

Using Google Calendar to Organize Your Classroom and Your Students

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

It is time to say goodbye to paper calendars, flyers and memos on our desks and your student's assignment notebooks.  Learn to use Google Calendar to organize your day, your lessons and share information with your students.  Learn how you can teach your students to use the Google Calendar as their assignment notebook.

Berghoff, Lisa

Tips and Tricks With Technology In A Special Needs Classroom

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

What's good for special ed learners is good for all learners.  Learn about ways to engage all students using some simple high tech and low tech strategies.  Differentiate your instruction and streamline your practice using free online tools.  Learn about free online tools that you can start using in your classroom right away.  This session will also cover technology tools as a way to communicate with parents, other teachers, and students outside of your classroom.

Corcoran, Donna & Stoeger, Mary & Zboril, Marcia

Incorporating Literacy Strategies that WORK

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Looking for simple and straightforward strategies to enhance your students’ reading, writing, and THINKING abilities, in your content area?  Discover new ways to combine apps, websites, and basic software to engage your students, leading to improved comprehension and success. Leave with great resources you can use tomorrow!

Faust, Marcie

Using Doctopus & Goobric for Student Assessment

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Join us to learn how to install the Doctopus script into a Google spreadsheet so that assignments can be organized and shared with students. Participants will also learn how to use the Chrome extension called Goobric to assess student work and automatically store student data right into the Google spreadsheet.

Fuglestad, Tricia

Create on iPads: Many Ideas One Free App

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Download Sketchbook Express (free) to your iPad and grab a stylus for this fun hands on session where you will learn to create with this simple yet powerful app. We will explore up to 8 lessons including collaborative drawings, digital collages, superhero emblems, symmetry, animation, and more (as many as time allows) all centered on one app. Learn the possibilities so you can empower your students to create images for whatever content you are teaching.        

Hasemeyer, John

Trillion-Year Passwords: Easy to Make, Easy to Remember

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Passwords are an everyday part of online life. But passwords are perhaps the most dangerously overlooked aspect of online security. In this session you will learn how to create secure, easy-to-remember passwords in a way that is easy to teach. We will also review threats to online security & privacy.

Hotzfield, Toni

Spice up your classroom with Social Media

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

You'll find new ways to incorporate social media into your classroom.  Edmodo and Twitter will be discussed as participants gain strategies on utilizing these two forms of social media.  Common Core Standards are easily met through creating assignments that encourage discussion blogs among students, teaching social etiquette, and managing students growth with these wonderful, engaging tools.  

Lettner, Julie

1:1 on a Budget

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Learn how one independent school managed to increase available technology on a small budget and made it work through family owned 1:1 iPad and BYOD programs at the middle school level. Hear about the process leading up to this, as well as how the year has been going.        

Lorraine, Sarah

Integrating Google Apps for Education into a School Environment

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Ever wonder what it looks like to integrate Google into your school's environment from a "boots on the ground" perspective? How can using Google's Apps for Education impact your school and change the way you run your classes? What are all these Google Apps anyways? This seminar will discuss not only using the essential Google Apps for Education (GAFE) such as Docs and Presentation, but also move into a deeper understanding of the potential for a paperless classroom using GAFE, the many applications for Google Forms, Google Sites for website creation, and some of the many extensions that you can add to the Chrome browser to more fully integrate Google into your classroom.        

McDermid, Kimberly & Merced, Ashley

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Come learn about our favorite tools that have helped our students become engaged learners in all subject areas!  In this session we will share our 3 favorite apps, with student examples, 3 google tips and tricks, 3 twitter handles you must follow and more.

Meltzer, Jason

Introduction to Digital Broadcasting

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

In my new junior high broadcasting class, I started with video mixer, cameras and computers to create a portable recording studio. Learn about the interviews, school activities and multimedia productions. Multiple camera events, live green screen, picture-in-picture and other resources will be discussed.

Montgomery, Laura

Creating and Using Google Forms

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

In this session, teachers will be shown examples of ways teachers are using Google Forms in the classroom, for parent communications and with data collection then followed by an hands-on session where teachers will learn how to build a form and have experience reading and analyzing the results.

Oh, Susie

Two is Better Than One: The Power of Combining Apps

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)        

Mobile devices are powerful tools to use in the classroom.  There are so many apps that are terrific, but you can combine apps to make them even more useful for what you want to do.  In this session, we will explore apps that work great together to allow for even more innovative and creative end products.

Ruth, David

Hour of Code        

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Hear about how we participated in the Hour of Code.  Non-for-profit Code.org organized 10 million students in the U.S to engage in one hour of programming during Computer Science Education Week.  Find out what resources are available for anyone (age 6 to 106) to try an 'Hour of Code'.        

Stopps, David

3D Printing: What it is and Lessons Learned

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Exploring what a 3D printer can do for a classroom or school, what it is and how it works. Also a re-cap of lessons learned after using a 3D for 18 months. Tips and tricks, work flows, and limits of what the printer can do.        

Thorsen, Kristin *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

Project iBoost

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

After tracking local assessment data for the last ten years, it is clear CLSD#47's LEP subgroups, including the ELL population, consistently score below District benchmarks in reading and math. In addition, the LEP subgroups consistently score below the district and state in reading performance on state assessments.  Project iBoost placed an iPod Touch into the hands of three ELL students in order to “boost” literacy in reading and writing by listening to audio books, recording themselves, creating movies, writing stories, gaining background knowledge, practicing basic skills, etc. During this session, Kristin will share how the students were chosen, the management of the devices, iPod ideas and resources, and goals for the future.  

Ungar, Barbara

Using Google Drive with Elementary Students        

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

One of the best things about students having access to a Google Drive account is that they have access to these tools at school, home, or anywhere they can connect to the Internet. Students have access to their work, calendars, and collaborative tools to create documents, presentations, forms, spreadsheets, drawings, and sites. Learn some ways to use these tools and help students productively collaborate on projects.        

Wright, Evan

Teaching with TACT - Using text-adventure to meet Common Core ELA standards

Session 1 (9:00-9:50 am)

Text-adventures are a type of virtual reality  in which the world exists in words rather than graphics.  This presentation will focus on a web-based tool (TACT) developed by the presenter, which allows students to create their own text-adventures, and by doing so, meet numerous Common Core ELA standards.        

Session 2 (10:05-10:55am)

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Ahlgrim, Beth & Jiggetts, Kristan

Chromebooks... now what? Getting started with technology in the English classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

This session will demonstrate how to implement technology in a literacy based class.  Two experienced English teachers will lead a session on how to incorporate various aspects of google docs as well as applications and extensions to promote student learning and engagement.  The session will allow teachers to see what students can do with technology as well as create their own activities.  The technology highlight pieces will be: the Google platform, Socrative, back channels and Flubaroo.         

Ahrens, Amy

Enhancing your Teaching with Evernote        

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

If you could only have one app on your phone, iPad, or device, Evernote should be it.  This app is a virtual set of notebooks that can be accessed anywhere with Internet connection and has nearly endless possibilities, from lesson planning and to-do lists to annotating documents and sharing work. This session will focus on strategies for student use as well as ideas for teachers to save time and be more organized.

Baughcum, Carrie

Google Forms for Data Collection and Behavior Modification

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Learn to harness the power of Google Forms to collect data on your students academic and behavioral performance, provide supports for your students and how to make them an integral part of your behavior modification systems.

Blair, Jeremy *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

Creating in a Tech-Friendly Art Room!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

During this session, attendees will explore different ways of infusing technology in an art classroom.  Attendees will learn how to set up an art-techy classroom, and tips on how to monitor student growth on a day to day basis.  Attendees will also learn techniques for creating, publishing, and reflecting on their work using a limited number of Apps and iPads.

Donovan, Tom

Google Apps for Administrators

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Google Apps is a powerful platform for student productivity, but are you taking full advantage of its features to support your work as an administrator?  This session will assume a basic familiarity with using Google tools in a Google Apps district and you'll leave with some examples, tips and strategies for making the most of them as a school leader.

Galluzzi, Maria

Top Art iPad Apps

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Come explore iPad apps that are great for artists big and small.  We will explore apps that cover all areas of art applications/mediums.  Graphic design and basic colorful apps that will be great for grades K-2.  More in-depth and complex apps that the higher grades would enjoy.  I will be providing iPads for users to share and follow along.  Other apps that will be great for art teachers to use or for students to apply to their work will be included.  

Hardy, Colene

Writing Tools for Collaboration, Creativity and other "C" Words

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Want to see how a student used a video game for a Social Studies writing project? The tools explored here can be used for presenting topics or writing creative, narrative, expository and argument pieces. If a teacher has a clear objective, students can use almost any tool to show their understanding. Explore ways that students can create picture books, choose-your-own adventure books, e-zines, timelines and more. Some tools we will look at include Google Presentations, Flipsnack, Sploder, and Inklewriter. Bring back examples to your classes to show your students what is possible.        

Honaker, Allison & Sweeney, Kelly

Classroom Management with an iPad and More

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Join us for an introduction to the Class Dojo app and behavior management system. This free program allows teachers, students, and parents to collaborate to monitor, shape, and document student behaviors. Weekly reports can be emailed on personalized behaviors. See how we have implemented this program in K-5 classrooms!        

Houchin, Cathy

Wow! I could do that in my classroom!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Wow!  We will learn several web 2.0 tools that could be used in the elementary classroom on Monday.  They will lend themselves to any subject.  Bring your computer and we will have a hands on session that will leave you ready to take on next week!         

Hutson, Kelda

Using Screencast Software and Video Cameras to Take the Pressure Out of Presentations

Session 2 (9:00-9:50 am)

Two great ways to escape the monotony of posters and PowerPoint:  I will show you how 75 students used a classroom video camera to make one epic geologic timescale video.  I will also share how we managed to screencast 70 stellar astronomy presentations in one class session.  

Lamberti, Amy

Organizing Google Drive for Beginners

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

We will cover the basics of staying organized within google drive.  Just how do you color code, file away and find your resources?  We'll spend time together learning and then doing.  It will be a hands on time so you can walk away feeling successful and organized.        

Lane, Kelli

What Your Kids are Doing on Those Devices

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Do you know what students are doing on their devices?  You may be familiar with Facebook & Twitter, but do you know SnapChat? Reddit? Instagram? Pheed? Kik? WhatsApp?  Come learn the about the hottest social media and future trends kids will be talking about tomorrow!

McCusker, Shawn

Navigating Year 1 in a 1:1 Classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

What can a classroom teacher expect to face during their first year with iPads/devices in the classroom. Beyond learning the new apps and devices, what other skills and competencies will a classroom teacher need? This session will focus on educational philosophy, classroom management strategies, changing classroom relationships and frameworks for helping teachers to understand what the transition entails.        

Mehnert, John

Digital Storytelling with the iPad

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Create great looking digital stories from start to finish using the iPad.  In this session you will learn how to use templates and other iPad tools to create great looking videos.        

Montgomery, Laura

Getting the Most Out of Google Docs- Be an Advanced Google Doc User!

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

This session will will introduce teachers to the Advanced features of Google Docs and Google Drive. As time will permit, we’ll look at Sorting and Organizing your Drive, Using Documents Collaboratively, Using the Research Tools, Creating Bookmarks, Self-Grading Quizzes, Conditional Formatting and Creating a Turn-in Form.

O’Neil, Calley & Olson, Stephanie

Hacking Google+ Communities to make a Digital Course Space

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

Explore strategies on how to utilize Google+ Communities as a digital course space for teaching and learning in your classroom.  Learn how to create an organized digital course space focused on communicating with students, allowing for collaborative work, easy assessment, and curation of resources.  We will share real world examples of how Google+ can be used in any discipline to foster an online community.        

Ristow, David

The Evolution of a Science Classroom: Using Gamification and Blended Learning to Differentiate for Everyone.        

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

Over the last few years our classrooms have evolved from traditional teaching spaces to individualized learning environments.  We will highlight how we created the new learning environments that center on student choice through the use of iPads, flipped classroom, blended inquiry, and gamification.        

Sihweil, Abraham & Furman, Tim

Google Hangouts For Beginners

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)

What’s all the fuss about Google Hangouts? Come find out. This session will walk the beginner through the basics about Google Hangouts and Hangouts on the Air. Learn how to set up and create a successful hangout, and learn the top tips for improving the experience for everyone. It’s fun, easy, and full of potential for your classroom.

Wickham, Jeremy

Schoology LMS: Creating a Paperless Classroom

Session 2 (10:05-10:55 am)        

This session will introduce you to how one high school social studies teacher created a paperless learning environment using the Schoology learning management system (LMS). Topics to be covered include: creating assignments and assessments, annotating student work, using rubrics, discussion boards, and integrating Google Drive. Don’t drown in paperwork anymore!

Session 3 (11:10-12:00pm)

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Cardella, Katie & Iacullo, Laura

Apps and More

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

Moving beyond the everyday uses of apps, we will focus on other ways to integrate iPads into the classroom.  We will give ideas for creating projects as well as apps for skill practice.  Our ideas will help you to differentiate to meet the needs of all students.

Chausis, Charlene

Exploring Useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

BYOD: Participants in this hands-on session will spend time "shopping" for a variety of free and useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for teachers and students. Prerequisite: Google account and Chrome browser.

Clancy, Kevin

Authentic Learning: Performance Tasks Around a Career Theme

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Defined STEM combines a unique set of real-world themed resources to create a 21st century learning platform. The resource is common core aligned with integrated performance tasks, literacy tasks, and real-world video enabling students to see the relevance of K-12 topics through real-world themes. *Note: this session features a paid product*

De La Pasqua, Kate

Using Technology to Expand Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Time to actually teach our students and to foster discussions is decreasing as more testing and mandated programs find their ways into the classroom. Technology can create an opportunity to keep teaching and keep students discussing class topics long after the bell has rung. See how this can be done using student driven blogs, reading response blogs, teacher websites and various Google Education Apps.

Demakis, Theony & Kuhn, Sally

Online Art Portfolios Using Google Presentation

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

This session is designed to show your students how to create an online art portfolio using Google presentation. Students will be able to compose a unique cloud presentation that showcases the students' best artwork and provides a self-reflective component. You should have a Google account in place for information application.

Donovan, Tom

Paperless Professional

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

The needs of teachers (and administrators) as professional knowledge workers are different from students. This session will focus on tools and tips to help you use mobile technology to work with documents, get things done, capture your life, and stay connected and informed. The examples will be from iOS & Mac OS, because that's what I know, but many of the apps and services are platform agnostic.

Duesenberg, Judy & Kukla, Cindy

Simplify Your Life Using Google Scripts!

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Scripts work with Google forms/spreadsheets to add features and automate tasks.  Automatically create individual documents for students with specific instructions and permissions using Doctopus.  Thought you couldn’t mail merge in Google Docs?  You can with Autocrat.  See how these scripts can change your life!

Gray, Nathan

Virtual Frosh/Soph Classroom

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

I am moving toward having all of my Freshman and Sophomore course work online from the very first day where I help them set up their Chromebooks and our online correspondence (i.e. Homework Page) to watching video flipped lessons and sharing Google Docs and Presentations with their group members and me. I will also show Screencast-O-Matic, Photostory, Turnitin.com.        

Gubbins, James

The Secrets of Search

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

A Google search is often the first place we look for information. But do you really know how to harness its power?  This session demonstrates tips and tricks for more effective searching, explores creating custom searches and looks at some additional search tools that Google offers beyond the simple search.        

Jaffe, Benjamin

Digital Arts Web Design

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

I have created a teaching website that can be used by other Digital Arts Instructors and HS Students: (www.benjaminjaffe.net)  In the session I would demonstrate my website and how it could be used as a teaching tool as well as give pointers to other teachers who would like to create their own teaching website.

Kessel, Julia & Chao, Sara & Wang, Janet

Effective iPad Use in Teaching World Languages        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to use technology i.e. iPad and Canvas, etc. effectively in world language classes. They will also show students' work using iPad apps.

Konishi, Kim *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

iPads and Common Core Math

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Increase student motivation and stamina by incorporating common core math practices with ipads. Students create videos illustrating concepts and constructing and justifying their arguments to math problems. These videos are shared with classmates, providing opportunities for instruction, as well as sharing and critiquing alternative mathematical strategies.

Marcotte, Candace

Reframe Your Content in 120 Seconds

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Have content?  Need to teach it?  This session is for you!  Put your creativity into action and reframe your content, while learning about TPACK and SAMR through movie making.  Join us to create a "<insert content topic here> in 120 Seconds" video!  Bring a device to capture your content.

McCusker, Shawn

Creating a Culture of Research and Writing in 1:1 Classrooms        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resource for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.

McDonough, Kathy *2013 NICE MiniGrant Recipient*

What? A $35.00 Computer?

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Did you enjoy Hour of Code week? Entice your students to the next level of programming with this inexpensive, credit card sized Raspberry Pi computer. Presentation includes some mind-blowing things the Raspberry Pi has been programmed to do as well as a few challenges of using it in the classroom.

Olson, Stephanie & O’Neil, Calley

Creating and Editing Videos via YouTube        

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

With YouTube, students and teachers have much more than a consumption tool in front of them. Learn how to create, annotate, edit, and share videos using nothing more than YouTube.  Explore strategies for utilizing Youtube for both teacher created videos and student projects.

Pikul, Sharon

Strange Bedfellows - Student Activities and Vocational Education for All:

How Students Benefit through this Unusual Combination.

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

At many school districts the role played by student activity participation has been overlooked.  Technology has a major role to play in the everyday life of both vocational and college bound students.  This session will present how one school district in Colorado took the management role of student activities into the world of work by providing real work references and technology skill acquisition, while lessening the workload of activities management for both teacher sponsors and activity directors. Though their focus was high school students, their ideas could be applied at the middle school level.

Rosen, Melissa

Image Editing with Free Tools

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)

Are you looking for free resources to edit images and incorporate digital art into your lessons or projects?  This session will explore free image editing tools with hands-on demonstrations, provide you with ideas on how to integrate technology into your classroom, and give you resources for the future.  

Steinbach, Bill

Starting from SCRATCH: How Can I Bring Programming into My Classroom

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

Are you looking to bring computer programming into your classroom, but not sure where to begin? In this session we’ll explore the basics behind the Scratch computer programming software and see a variety of ways that students have used Scratch in their classroom.  

Weinstein, Susan & Carpenter, Marie-Paule

Writing Software for Students with Special Needs

Session 3 (11:10-12:00 pm)        

First Author is being piloted in our district with elementary and middle school students with autism, intellectual disabilities in instructional and inclusive settings. Participants will learn how teaching strategies and technology integration are considered jointly, to assist students with meeting their IEP goals and the Common Core State Standards.

After Party

Following the Raffle (1:45-3:00 pm)

Join members of the NICE Board as well as many of our conference presenters as we gather informally and spend time applying some of what we learned.  Pizza will be available for $5, payable during registration.  

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