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Agenda View of October 7th schedule
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*Room assignments subject to change
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8:00 - 8:30 Registration
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8:30 - 8:45HS GymWelcomeJesse Ulrich, Superintendent, AHSTW Schools
Lane Plugge, Chief Administrator, Green Hills AEA
David VanHorn, Associate Administrator, Green Hills AEA
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8:45 - 9:45 KeynoteHS GymLaunching a Blended Learning ClassroomMarcia Kish
DSD Professional Development
Developing the starting point of a blended learning classroom that will transform the way educators teach. In this keynote, I will share the success stories, digital tools, and timelines to help develop a blended learning classroom. Participants will walk away with technology tools, hands-on activity to deploy in the blended learning classroom, as well as a rubric for blended learning implementation.All grade LevelsAll content AreasBlended Learning
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10:00 - 10:45 Session 1
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Session 1
Media CenterTechnology LoungeAEA StaffThe "Technology Lounge" will be open throughout the day, stop by for informal demonstrations and some hands-on experience with new technologies. A charging station will also be available to charge your device or to have informational conversations with colleagues.All grade LevelsAll content Areas
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Session 1HS Gym7 C's of Blended LearningMarcia Kish
DSD Professional Development
Participants in this hands-on workshop will get a chance to learn how to take their blended lerning classroom to the next level by implementing the 7 C's. The 7 C's include creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, courage, curiosity, and compassion. The workshop will be divided up into seven modules. The modules will be broken down into a collaboration round, teacher facilatated round, creatifity round, and exploration round. Each module will give the educators a chance to explore online and offline resources. Join us as we take off for an adventure through the 7 C's in the blended learning classroom.All grade LevelsAll content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 1205Using Video in the Blended ClassroomJudy Griffin
Green Hills AEA
https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/green-hills-1-1/judygriffin2016EdPuzzle and EduCannon are wonderful tools for a Flipped or Blended Classrooms. You will see examples of each and have time to choose one to create a learning "experience" for your students.All Grade LevelsAll Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 1102AConnecting The AEA Media Center and Tier Two Striving ReadersMaryann Farrell
Green Hills AEA
goo.gl/mujPQUUsing both direct instruction and station rotation, in a "Blended Learning" environment discover what the AEA Media Center offers your students as they strive to become readers and writers. All Elementary LevelsLanguage ArtsBlended Learning
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Session 1203Podcast: The New TextElizabeth Huggins
Glenwood Alternative Program
Speaking, listening, and writing standards are our friends! Using podcasts is a great way to connect students (especially those who struggle with motivation or reading comprehension) with complex information in a low-stress format. The "Serial" Podcast Season 1 contains all the elements of a Shakespearean drama with none of the emotional baggage! Attend this interactive session to learn about incorporating podcasts in a variety of subjects and settings. THERE WILL BE CANDY! All Secondary LevelsAt Risk/Frustrated Learners
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Session 1102BCatching up With KidsStephanie Lane, Green Hills AEA
Teri Keeler
Ryan McKim
Steve McDermott
Creston Schools
goo.gl/Bgzv64Recently at Creston Community Schools we have focused on expanded learning experiences associated with collaboration, communication, and technology. We have created two 21st Century Classrooms allowing our teachers and students to experience & embrace a more contemporary learning environment. We will share our journey, partnerships, student success and our expansion plans. Hear from our students first hand how this has transformed their learning experiences and the tools being used.All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 1206
Go To Meeting
Technology and Cross-Cultural DifferencesSam Marquez
Kurzweil
How assistive technology is responding to the demographic changes in our communitiesAll grade LevelsELLAssistive Technology
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Session 1200Seesaw, Make Your Classroom a Learning Playground!Gail Maxwell
Tara Littler-School
Becci Reining
Griswold Schools
Come learn to use this amazing app that enables students to document learning and easily share it with their teacher, each other and their parents. We will learn how to set up a class and the different ways students can capture learning or add digital creations. This is a free app and can be used on any IOS or Android device, Kindle Fire, Chromebook, and any computer with Chrome or Firefox. It also works seamlessly with a variety of other apps. You will walk away loving Seesaw!All ElementaryAll content Areas
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Session 1201Great Ideas: Where to Find Them and Where to Keep ThemBonnie Kramer
Riverside Schools
https://goo.gl/9pCqP8Whether new or veteran, all of us like to find great ideas to enhance our instruction, but where do we look? When we find something, where do we keep it to find it again? This session will focus on curation sites like Pinterest, EdShelf and Symbaloo as resources for ideas, and a place to keep those websites and videos you have found. Although it will focus on elementary music, others might find the information useful as well. Please be willing to share one or two of your favorite resources!All ElementaryMusic
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Session 1101AMath is FUNctionalTera Schechinger
Green Hills AEA
We will use technology tools to understand the functions standards within grades 8-12 Iowa Core Math. The standards will be developed through the use of online sites or apps. We plan to use teacher.desmos.com, video analyzer, and gizmos as a few options.All SecondaryMath
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Session 1102CIntroduction to LessonPixCheryl Case
Amy Kading
Green Hills AEA
LessonPix is an online program to make visuals and learning tools. Early ChildhoodAll content AreasAssistive Technology
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Session 1103Innovative Technology Use in CTE ClassroomsNoah Widrowicz
Kelsey Muxfedlt
Jennifer Arkfeld
Paulette Madson
AHSTW Schools
As CTE instructors we will share what technology we use in our classrooms, how we apply our Carl Perkins funding to help improve our curriculum and have some round table conversations with each group to share other school's successes.All Secondary LevelsFCS, Business, Industrial Tech, Ag
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Session 1202Quick Tech to Implement TomorrowAngie Trowbridge, Shenandoah
Joan Palmquist, Treynor
There are so many tools out there, but often it takes a few days to learn them...and forget them...These tools are quick to pick up, so that you can use them when you get to your next assessment adventure! Tools include Vocaroo (voice recording) and Screencastify, which also help with shy presenters, and other tools. All Grade LevelsMultiple areas that use presentational assessments, starting with World Languages
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11:00 - 11:45 Session 2
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Session 2Media CenterTechnology LoungeAEA StaffThe "Technology Lounge" will be open throughout the day, stop by for informal demonstrations and some hands-on experience with new technologies. A charging station will also be available to charge your device or to have informational conversations with colleagues.All grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 2100So You Want to Blend Your Classroom OnlineDenise Krefting
AEA PD Online
goo.gl/a7zsuoThis session will explore blended learning for the classroom. We will discuss why you might want to take this leap, what to think about before converting a course to online, the challenges and tips for a successful online course. This session will also demonstrate the AEA K-12 Online Learning management system (LMS), which is available for free to all Iowa teachers. All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 2205Google ExpeditionsJudy Griffin
Green Hills AEA
https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/green-hills-1-1/judygriffin2016Come and take some 3D virtual reality field trips with me! If you want to use your own smartphone, download the "Google Expeditions" app before the conference. Otherwise, iPods will be available for your use.All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 2102AWriting for an Authentic Audience Maryann Farrell
Green Hills AEA
goo.gl/mujPQUIn this session you will be a hands on session. It will use the Mackin eBooks resource. Writers now can use one of the free online story tools such as Storybird or Storyjumper to write a story. Mackin now allows schools to add their own content. Writers in your district can upload their stories and everyone in the district will be able to read it. All Grade LevelsAll Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 2102BLights…..Camera…..Action!! - A Panther TV ProductionStephanie Lane, Green Hills AEA
Teri Keeler
Ryan McKim
Creston Schools
goo.gl/BhGtqLCome experience first hand how a group of students are changing the way we view and experience "school". See how the 4Cs are fueling and motivating HS students to gain real world experience while promoting a positive culture for the Panthers. This session will show meaningful applications of academia that truly empowers students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers while establishing community partnerships and building relationships that will help them to be successful in the future.High SchoolAll Content Areas
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Session 2101CUsing Flex Days to Differentiate Instruction in a Content Heavy CourseRyan Loots
Thomas Jefferson High School
Council Bluffs
https://goo.gl/QW0LiuTeachers will learn how to use formative assessment to plan for flex days in content heavy classes. Flex days and formative assessments will help teachers meet the needs of all of their students.High SchoolAll Content Areas
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Session 2200Plethora of Sites and AppsGinger Bechtoldgoo.gl/3EGZp5
This session is a showcase of websites and apps for secondary teachers. Are you tired of using google to find websites to supplement your curriculum? This session is designed to help you out with a plethora of sites.All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 2206AAC Evaluation & ImplementationJulie Duer
Talk to Me Technologies
We will discuss the qualifications of someone for AAC use on a continuum of no-tech to low-tech through high-tech, what features are available to allow for increased student success in their communication endeavors, differing access methods, and how to implement the use of a Speech Generating Device across multiple environments.
All Grade LevelsSpecial Education
Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology
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Session 2
204EconEdLinkKyle Osborne
Bob Mantell
TS Institute
Iowa Council for Economic Education
This tool provides internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers. It has over 450 lessons and each lesson has a teacher and student version. And it's completely free.

After a brief introduction, we will have a brief introduction and facilitate a scavenger hunt that challenges teachers to use EconEdLink to hunt for answers to questions within the online platform. We will be giving away several copies of the Council for Economic Education's "Virtual Economics" resource tool for those who have success in the scavenger hunt. Virtual Economics 4.5 is a repository of 1,200 + economics and financial literacy lessons as well as 500 + economics and financial literacy terms and definitions for K-12 educators.
All Grade LevelsFCS
Economics
Business
Social Studies
CTE
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Session 2203Technology in FCS CoursesLori Burton
Treynor High School
Family and Consumer Sciences covers a wide range of topics, and so will this session on technology use in FCS classroom. See how you can use technology in Foods & Nutrition, Interior Design, Child Development and Clothing Design Classes. After a brief overview of technology use throughout FCS, we will do one project as a group using a Cricut machine. Using the Cricut we will design, cut and print materials which can be used in textile and interior design projects.All SecondaryFCS
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Session 2201Visual CommunicationBonnie Kramer
Riverside Schools
https://goo.gl/1a8WtJThis session will address Picture Superiority Effect-how we remember more with visual images. Attendees will be introduced to several fun websites to add visual images to presentations and signage as well as create infographics.All grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 2108Simulations in the ClassroomRobert Bartels
AHSTW Schools
I would introduce/demonstrate a couple of the simulations I have used in various classes as well as talk about how I go about designing simulations that are designed to increase student interest and learning in a topic.High SchoolHistory/Social Studies
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Session 2102CAccessing Behavior and Literacy Supports OnlineDeb Zebill
Green Hills AEA
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YGpXIsDAB2fk_Fov1w2IcGp7-dfPM8KyNNxSTwusHwk/editWe will dig into websites that offer Literacy Supports and Behavior SupportsAll grade LevelsBehavior
Literacy
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Session 2202Google Classroom, We Video, Student Interview PresentationsLindsey Hjelle
Stacy Ambrose
Underwood Schools
Tricks of learning Google Classroom, how to utilize it in your classroom on a daily basis, and convenience of it. We Video to enhance writing in the classroom. Student Interviews used as examples.All Secondary LevelsLanguage Arts, Classroom Management, Science, Technology in the Classroom
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Session 2HS GymAppSmashing 101Marcia KishWe will explore how to use online applications, iOS applications, and Google Add-ons to create easire ways to communicate, collaborate, create, and develope critical thinking projects. We all know that the average applicatio life is seven days. So to extend the life of an app we share out with teachers on how to smash together applications to produce quality projects that show off what the studets know as well as provide more time for the teacher. This hands-on workshop will explroe many applicaions that are free and availble in iOS devices, Chromebooks, as well as online. By learning how to AppSmash the teacher will spend less time grading papers, sending emails, and more time working with students in the classroom.All grade LevelsAll content AreasBlended Learning
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11:45 - 1:00 LUNCH Pick up at High School Kitchen - Eat in HS or Elementary Cafeteria
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1:00 - 1:45 Session 3
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Session 3Media CenterTechnology LoungeAEA StaffThe "Technology Lounge" will be open throughout the day, stop by for informal demonstrations and some hands-on experience with new technologies. A charging station will also be available to charge your device or to have informational conversations with colleagues.AllAll
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Session 3205BlendSpaceJudy Griffin
Green Hills AEA
https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/green-hills-1-1/judygriffin2016Blendspace is an excellent free tool to create blended or flipped lessons. Besides sharing lessons, you can also use it to collect web sources in a single place that you can share with just one link. There will be time to create your own BlendSpace so bring your laptop!All Grade LevelsMost Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 3102AUsing Video Tools in a Blended Learning ClassroomMaryann Farrell
Green Hills AEA
goo.gl/mujPQULearn to use VideoNot.es and Vialogues for collaboration and discussions plus assessment. These online tools allow for note taking and quizzes to be taken within the video itself.All Grade levelsAll Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 3200PD In Your PajamasGinger Bechtold
Atlantic CSD
goo.gl/3ncKOSLearn about easy and personal professional development through webinars.All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 3103Iowa Special OlympicsKathy Blazek
Parents & Students
Atlantic CSD
Most SPED Students, at all grade levels, need an extra opportunity to shine in their leisure, speaking and athletic skills, as well as an opportunity to practice confidence-building and self-determination. Please come hear about the program if you are interested in helping your students, children or others with intellectual disabilities have fun, meet new people, learn a new sport/activity and participate in age and level appropriate competition, or in setting up a program of your own at your school or in your community. All grade LevelsSpecial Education
Assistive Technology
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Session 3203
Zoom
Why Wait? GoTalk NOWJohn Sajdak
Attainment Company
GoTalk NOW is a full-featured, customizable AAC app for the iPad, ideal for both the beginner and experienced communicator, that turns your iPad into a dynamic GoTalk in seconds with an easy-to-use, touch-based editor.All Grade LevelsSpecial Education
Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology
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Session 3204AT Services to Help Your Students and Their Families Outside the ClassroomAbbey Westbrook
Iowa Able Foundation Jane Gay
IPAT
Assistive technology (AT) is playing a larger and larger role in your student’s education. It can also have a huge impact on their life outside the classroom. You can help students and families connect to the AT devices and services they need for full inclusion in their community and maximum independence in their life. This presentation will describe the AT services sponsored by the Iowa Program For Assistive Technology through the Easter Seals Iowa AT Center and the Iowa Able Foundation.All Grade LevelsAssistive TechnologyAssistive Technology
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Session 3101ASet Your "Site" on Math!Kristen Johnson
Cindy Unger
Green Hills AEA
https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/math/Come explore the recently redesigned Green Hills Math website. Find instructional resources, suggested apps, interactive websites, and much more to support K-12 math instruction.All grade LevelsMath
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Session 3201Differentiating with TechnologyBonnie Kramer
Riverside Schools
https://goo.gl/FRoXnBThis session will introduce different apps that can be used for formative assessment, as well as apps aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy with ideas of how they can be used in the classroomAll grade LevelsAll content Areas
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Session 3202Hyperstream - Implementation/CurriculumBrett Wennihan
South Page Schools
The presentation will be a session of how South Page used a VREP/HyperStream Grant in the science classroom for 2015 and how South Page will utilize Making Connections in STEM this upcoming year. The session will also address the future implications of STEM grants for future purpose.All SecondaryAll content Areas
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Session 3101COh the Places Your Class Can Go with SkypeGina Ruffcorn
6th Grade Students
West Harrison Schools
Let us share our learning and our experiences!
Using Skype, you can collaborate with other classes, bring in industry experts, or take virtual field trips. We can show you how to connect with other educators, get lesson plans, speak with experts and join in collaborative projects using Skype in the Classroom. The students and I will share examples and resources. We will also take part in a live Skype session.
All Grade LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 3HS GymBlended or On the Rocks: Making Blended Learning WorkMarcia KishWe will explore how to use online applications, iOS applications, and Google Add-ons to create easire ways to communicate, collaborate, create, and develope critical thinking projects. We all know that the average applicatio life is seven days. So to extend the life of an app we share out with teachers on how to smash together applications to produce quality projects that show off what the studets know as well as provide more time for the teacher. This hands-on workshop will explroe many applicaions that are free and availble in iOS devices, Chromebooks, as well as online. By learning how to AppSmash the teacher will spend less time grading papers, sending emails, and more time working with students in the classroom.All grade LevelsAll content AreasBlended Learning
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2:00 - 2:45 Session 4
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Session 4Media CenterTechnology LoungeAEA StaffThe "Technology Lounge" will be open throughout the day, stop by for informal demonstrations and some hands-on experience with new technologies. A charging station will also be available to charge your device or to have informational conversations with colleagues.All grade LevelsAll content Areas
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Session 4102B
Zoom
Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant DisabilitiesChelsie Engelbart, Special Education Teacher
Medlina Mohr, SLP
Linn Mar Schools - Indian Creek
Grant Wood AEA
Literacy instruction ideas will be shared for a level 3 special education teacher and SLP. Curriculum and materials will be shown. All of the lessons and activities are very hands on. The 4 Block Way, by Karen Erickson, to literacy instruction is the key model for this classroom. All Elementary LevelsSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAssistive Technology
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Session 4205Formative Assessment Tools for the Blended ClassroomJudy Griffin
Green Hills AEA
Classroom.google.com
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There are many tech tools that you can use to assess student progress and knowledge without much time on your part!All Grade LevelsAll Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 4102ABlend Your ClassesMaryann Farrell
Green Hills AEA
goo.gl/mujPQUWhat’s new in the Iowa AEA Online Databases? How do they support blended learning? Can you use these resources easily with Google Classroom? Come to this session to see how all of the content Iowa has provided to you and your students can support teaching and learning in a Blended/flipped classroom. All Grade LevelsAll Content AreasBlended Learning
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Session 4101CThis Is How We Do It!Amy Pattee, AHSTW
Sarah Fink, Harlan
In this session, we will share what technology integration and collaboration looks like in our schools and we would love to hear how you do it! In this open discussion we will exchange ideas, experiences and tips for effective technology integration. All Grade LevelsTechnology Integration
Instructors, Teacher-Librarins
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Session 4202Helping Students with Reading Disabilities to Access Text & Instructional MaterialsRon Russell
Green Hills AEA
goo.gl/YKPX4GThis session will highlight the need to help students with reading disabilities access text and their instructional materials. Considering Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and legal obligations to consider this as part of the IEP process will be discussed. A sampling of technology tools will be discussed and demonstrated (e.g. Bookshare, Ipad Apps to access Bookshare text, Google Read & Write, Tarheel Reader). Participants will be reminded of the power of many speech to text and text to speech applications that can help students with disabilities to actively engage in English Language Arts activities.All Grade LevelsSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAssistive Technology
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Session 4206Taking STEM to the Next LevelBrett Roberts
Shenandoah
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Session 4203
Zoom
Transform your worksheets into GoWorksheets!John Sajdak
Attainment Company
Do you have a stack of printed worksheets in your classroom that you’d love to use, but some of your students struggle with pencil-on-paper activities? GoWorksheet Maker easily solves this problem by converting printed worksheets to customizable digital forms on an iPad. Now all your students can read and answer worksheet questions.All Grade LevelsAll Content AreasAssistive Technology
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Session 4101AStudent Reflection in a Standards Based ClassEmily Lechtenberg
AHSTW Schools
We will be looking at standards based grading in a secondary math classroom, specifically looking at the student reflection tool. We will see the progression I have done after three years of using this tool, starting with paper and pencil, moving towards a google doc. All Secondary LevelsAll Content Areas
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Session 4200District Websites using Google SitesMatt Schmitz
Tri-Center Schools
See how you can leverage the power of Google Sites and the reliability of Google as a web host in a landscape of changing E-Rate funds for your district website. See simple ways to adjust a Google Sites to the needs of your district and vendors that can provide great templates to get started and leverage your Google Apps domain to also host your district website.All Grade LevelsGoogle Sites users/district website users
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Session 4102CUsing Createspace to Publish Your Students' WritingJim Ross
AHSTW Schools
This session will show teachers how to use Createspace.com to publish student writing either in a paper-and-ink book or as a Kindle book.All Secondary LevelsLanguage Arts
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Session 4204PBS Classroom ResourcesAbby Brown
Iowa Public Television
Learn how you can tap into America’s #1 Educational Media Brand for access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities. Programming and resources are available for every classroom, all subject areas, every grade level!All grade LevelsAll content Areas
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