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Thursday, April 11
 

8:00am EDT

Keynote: Angela Maiers "Passion- The Difference Maker"

Join Angela Maiers for an enlightening and insightful look at passion's place in leadership, learning, and 21st Century success.  
 
You will discover how to use the power of the heart to achieve the extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community. 

Passion and love can:

• Inspire yourself and others to change the world you live in 
• Earn your students and colleagues respect and loyalty
•  Keep yourself and others passionately engaged in the work at hand—even in troubled or difficult times

Love binds,it inspires, and makes success possible beyond our wildest dreams. You will leave this session knowing and believing that PASSION has everything to do with our work. PASSION is the Difference Maker!


Keynote Speaker
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Consultant, Maiers Educational Services
Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of educators or sitting on the floor helping first graders find their way into the pages of a great book, Angela Maiers’ message is the same. Literacy changes lives. As a teacher educator, author and consultant, Angela has spent the past... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am EDT
Ballroom (Salons 1-6)

9:30am EDT

Enriching the Mathematics Classroom with the iPad and FluidMath

Do you prefer handwriting math but wish your paper or whiteboard could bring your math to life as computations and interactive graphs on the same page? Bancroft School in Worcester, MA is in its second year of a 1:1 iPad program in grades 6–12. While the school had found enriching apps for other subjects, we struggled to find appropriate apps to enrich our mathematics program. Then we found webFluidMath by Fluidity Software.  webFluidMath makes discovering math an exciting, interactive experience for students and teachers alike. This powerful web-based application bridges the gap between paper and pencil problem solving and using a graphing calculator or other keyboard based technology. Using handwriting recognition that is accurate with even the most challenging penmanship, students handwrite their equations on the iPad and webFluidMath renders their handwriting to text. A quick swipe of the finger tells webFluidMath to create a graph of the function or solves the equation. Multiple functions can be graphed at the same time. By placing a finger on the graph, coordinates appear, allowing a student to find solutions for systems of equations. Most importantly, using webFluidMath students’ focus stays on the math, not the technology. The entire interface is intuitive to learn so getting a class started with webFluidMath is quick and easy.  The colorful interface of the app color-codes each function. This helps students to easily visualize more than one function plotted on the same axes. Sliders can be used to easily vary parameters and see the change in the graph. In addition to graphing, webFluidMath allows students to simplify fractions, solve proportions, solve equations for a variable, and even calculate derivatives and integrals (both indefinite and definite). Because webFluidMath easily handles both explicitly and implicitly defined functions it is appropriate for Pre-algebra through AP Calculus courses.  


Co-Presenter
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Kim Vanderspek

Math Department Chair, Bancroft School

Presenter

Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Salon 1-2

9:30am EDT

From Possibilities to Practices: How iPads & Social Media are Changing Science Instruction

"It was just under two years ago that the twitterverse was first ablaze with posts about the possibilities of iPads in education. Meanwhile others were blogging about the limitations of iPads and other tablets. In that short time span, Apple has entered the digital textbook market and many of the original limitations of the devices have been overcome. No longer are we just discussing possibilities. Instead, we can examine successful practices. The iPad has become a ""digital backpack,"" replacing the traditional physical tools students carry.  Additionally, the iPad has become a powerful portal for student research. Participants are invited to witness the lessons learned from two successful iPad pilot projects in high school environmental science classes, one on campus and one while traveling in Costa Rica.
Derrick Willard has successful run two environmental science classes on iPads, with his students completing written work, utilizing digital texts, creating multimedia projects and taking assessments on the devices. Participants will see numerous examples of projects suited to the iPad as well as apps that are valuable in any class or discipline using the devices."


Presenter
avatar for Derrick Willard

Derrick Willard

Asst. Head of School for Academic Affairs, Providence Day School
Derrick Willard is a currently the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  Derrick presented at the first two EdTechTeacher iPad Summits.  He has been integrating social media applications as instructional tools for the last five... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Conference 4

9:30am EDT

The 1 iPad Classroom

This session focuses on how elementary teachers can use a single iPad productively in multiple settings such as whole group, pass around, small groups, and stations. Multiple apps (both consumptive and product-based) and app-tivities will be showcased across the curriculum. While the intent is to support teachers with a single iPad and highlight ways to boost student engagement, learning, and productivity, the suggestions and apps shared would be useful to teachers with multiple iPads as well.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD Ed Tech and CEO/Founder of TechChef4u, TechChef4u
Lisa has 12 years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development and creating and presenting workshops. Author of the TechChef4u blog & app, Lisa shared her app-thusiasm for iLearning at multiple conferences including Mobile... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Salon 3

9:30am EDT

Creating Coherence: Connecting Technology and Learning Goals

In too many U.S. school districts, technology purchases and programs are not connected to strategic learning goals for students. Districts and schools make iPad purchases, and then teachers are left to individually use the technology however they see fit. This model can promote pockets of excellence, but it rarely leads to systematic adoption of technology in support of meaningful learning. In this interactive session, we'll explore four models for strategically connecting iPad initiatives to student learning, ranging from "Radical Teacher Autonomy" models to "Central Planning of Goals, Professional Development, and Assessment." Participants will leave the session with a variety of effective strategies for helping teams, departments, schools and districts strategically use technology to support student learning and achievement.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Conference 2

9:30am EDT

Keynote Q and A with Angela Maiers: Tools and Resources for Passion Driven Leadership

You'll have the opportunity to follow up with Angela right after the keynote to discuss the questions and challenges specific to your school or organization.
You'll have ample opportunity to participate in, investigate, and debate different theories and practices presented in the morning session,and will leave with a store of tools, resources, and ideas to support your own implementation plan.

Bring your passion and your questions!


Keynote Speaker
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Consultant, Maiers Educational Services
Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of educators or sitting on the floor helping first graders find their way into the pages of a great book, Angela Maiers’ message is the same. Literacy changes lives. As a teacher educator, author and consultant, Angela has spent the past... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Conference C

9:30am EDT

Look at it from both sides, the teacher and the student: How collaboration, communication and reflection are key components that lead to "accountability 2.0" and responsibility in any classroom

Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is in the second year of an iPad initiative at its Primary School (grades PK-3). Professional Development has long been a part of our school's culture. Providing opportunities for primary school teachers to engage and learn together with iPads has been key to this initiative's success.

How does the teacher structure learning by choosing appropriate digital resources that provide ongoing, assessment/documentation opportunities? Share in our school's attempt to make learning more visible, collaborative, and reflective. Practical examples of student work created with iPads, our thoughts about stations and iPads, student reflections and professional development work sessions will be shared. For example, learn how the iPad has led to ""accountability 2.0"" with students as they create websites to communicate what they know about crayfish and their basic needs in an elementary science classroom.

Participants will learn about the varied training models we have explored, how we try to connect use of the device to teaching, learning and assessment goals, and the success and challenges that have been faced thus far.


We also look forward to hearing participants' interests, successes particularly related to student accountability and responsibility when using iPads at any age level. All levels"

Follow Sue on Twitter: @suetummarello 


Presenter
avatar for Sue Tummarello

Sue Tummarello

Sue Tummarello is the Primary School Educational Technology Coordinator and Primary School Science Coordinator at Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ. She is a science teacher with 20 years of experience working with students ranging from grades Pre-K-12. She currently teaches... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Conference A

9:30am EDT

iPad for Administrators

iPads aren't just for students or teachers. Administrators can easily integrate the iPads into their daily tasks to communicate, collaborative, and speed up the paperwork process. How many times have you walked in to a classroom and observed something that stood out? Have you always taken a picture of it? Have you always written it down? Have you always shared your thoughts with the teacher, or the rest of your staf? This presentation will show you how to use your iPad to instantly document classroom techniques & best practices, communicate with teachers, share resources with your community, and make the paperwork-heavy task of observing and evaluating teachers through observations paperless with instant feedback.


Presenter
avatar for Christopher Casal

Christopher Casal

Technology Coordinator/Teacher & Data Specialist, New York City Department of Education
Currently in his 10th year of teaching for the New York City Department of Education, Chris teaches at P.S. 10, the Magnet School of Math, Science & Design Technology, in Brooklyn. P.S. 10's iPad initiative (http://ps10ipads.wikispaces.com) is currently his largest active project... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Conference D

10:45am EDT

"Creating Innovators: iPads & Leadership"

“In our modern world, learning seems useless unless it prepares
students to be creative.” (Ben Shneiderman) Schools needs to develop a
culture of innovation that prepares students for the most cognitively
demanding labor environment in U.S. history and succeed in a
competitive global marketplace. Come learn how educators should focus
their energies on emphasizing the immersive and active learning
environment the iPad engenders and the unprecedented opportunities to
develop personalized, student-centered learning. Learn about some of
the most beneficial curation and creativity activities the iPad
facilitates — as well as the student empowerment it inspires. See
iPads in the hands of teachers who understand that active learners
learn best and hear from school leaders who communicate a purposeful
vision for iPads in the service of learning.


Keynote Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Conference 4

10:45am EDT

IPAD Technology Changing Outcomes for At-Risk High School Students

Discover how one of the largest one to one IPAD initiatives on the East Coast has changed the lives of at-risk high school students.  Discover how the IPAD can be used to redefine the traditional classroom and build bridges for students who do not fit the “mold”.   How can IPADS be used to motivate, engage, and educate high school students who are at risk for dropping-out?  Not all students in today’s high schools are college bound.  This workshop will explore a variety of apps and other Web 2.0 tools that are of high interest to a teacher who faces a tough audience of students.  Teachers will learn how use the IPAD to track and monitor student behavior.  Teachers will learn how to use the IPADS in way that sets high expectations for ALL students and makes sure that students are not given low level work simply because they exhibit challenging behaviors.  Redefine learning your classroom with the IPAD in many innovative ways.  Specific examples of student work will be shown.

Follow Courtney on Twitter: @ipadqueen2012


Presenter
CP

Courtney Pepe

Educator, Monroe Township Public Schools
Mrs. Pepe has eight years of educational experience in which she has taught every single grade ranging from kindergarten to grade 12. She currently teaches math and science to high school students in a New Jersey public school that has a 1 to 1 iPad initiative with over 2, 000 students... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Conference C

10:45am EDT

iPads in the 21st Century Classroom: It's NOT about the Apps!

Are you overwhelmed by the number of educational apps that are available?  Do you feel as though you don’t have the time, expertise, or funds to preview and test out hundreds of apps?  If so, you are not alone.  Fortunately, by asking a very simple question, teachers can transform how they utilize iPads in the classroom.  Prepare to be inspired by what can be accomplished when teaching starts with the learning outcomes instead of the apps.  Teachers will engage with inspiring examples of how starting with the end goal can lead to increased critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication in any classroom.  Additionally, teachers will walk away with a  “toolbox” of go-to apps linked to key 21st century skills that can help transform their classrooms into hubs of 21st century learning.  This presentation is appropriate for all disciplines and grade levels.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @Harman_Steph


Presenter
avatar for Stephanie Harman

Stephanie Harman

Head of Middle School, Maumee Valley Country Day School
As an educator for the last 12 years, Stephanie Harman mentors and empowers students to reach their potential. Currently, she serves as Head of Middle School at Maumee Valley Country Day School, a co-educational, PK-12 independent school in Toledo, OH. During her tenure, she successfully... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 4-6

10:45am EDT

Redesigning your learning spaces: How mobile technology demands a new classroom

Mobile technology enables new possibilities in the format of teaching and learning. The classroom is decentralized, there are more opportunities for differentiation, and student-directed learning is the name of the game. Does your classroom support or interfere with 21st century learning? Hillbrook's iLab is an investigation of the impact of a new kind of learning space that bolsters a wide range of 21st century learning and teaching. Hillbrook is collecting data on the impact of the iLab on student engagement, confidence, and performance. Learn about their work and gather ideas for your new redeisgned space.


Co-Presenter
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Tim Springer

President and Founder of the Human Environmental Research Organization, HERO Inc.
Dr. Tim Springer is President and Founder of the Human Environmental Research Organization - HERO, inc. A researcher, educator, author, entrepreneur and consultant,Tim is a recognized expert in measuring knowledge worker performance, ergonomics, behavior and the environment. For over... Read More →

Featured Speaker
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Conference A

10:45am EDT

The Literature Connection - A Global iPad Interaction

Let’s make a connection – across the globe!  Literature is a common bond between students all over the world, and meeting new people is highly motivating.  So, why not connect the two and exchange literary perspectives?  Participants in this session will see how one international English/Language Arts teacher connects students with other classrooms across the globe using literature and the iPads.  Attendees will explore the resources for getting students started on a communicative project with another classroom as well as ideas for getting students involved on the iPads with novel studies, project collaboration, and creation of literature discussions through a variety of applications.  Get your students out of the classroom and going global with the iPad!

 


Presenter
avatar for Kelley Webb

Kelley Webb

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University
Kelley E. Webb, M.A.Ed., NBCTKelley E. Webb is a doctoral candidate with a primary specialization in International Education. Her research currently explores intercultural competence and its development and integration in world language instruction. She is a former Spanish teacher... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Conference 2

10:45am EDT

PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research

"Want faculty to engage in a project together? Want faculty to try a non-graded formative assessment technique? Want faculty to investigate a little brain-based research to work on retention of information and learning? Want faculty to learn and explore using social media for learning, communication, and collaboration? Hear one school’s story of such a project that you can implement with learners next week.
Note: This session will be interactive, so please have a Twitter client on your iPad and an established Twitter account prior to attending this session. "


Presenter
JG

Jill Gough

"Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School.Jill is also a National T³ Instructor working in collaboration with Texas Instruments and T³ to write, plan, and deliver quality professional development for teacher-learners interested... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 1-2

10:45am EDT

Innovation Spaces: A Shared iPad Cart Model

What if your district can’t afford 1:1 iPads?  This presentation will provide an overview of the planning, and implementation process of how the Blue Valley School District developed and deployed a shared iPad cart model in five elementary schools.

 
During the 2011-12 school year, Education Services developed an innovation technology project that would create technology rich classrooms where teachers would demonstrate seamless technology integration into classroom instruction.  The project was designed to provide students with instructional activities to increase engagement, application and personalize their learning.
The first phase of the project, started in the fall 2012, consists of 30 elementary classrooms in five different buildings.  Each elementary building has six classrooms (K-5) involved in the project.  Across the five participating buildings, there are approximately 695 elementary students enrolled in an innovation spaces classroom.  


During the presentation, participants will gain an understanding of the project, implementation specifications, view student work, and review the evaluation data collected during the initial phase of the project.  Participants will also gain access to the district’s planning materials, App evaluation process, selection, and rubrics. 

Twitter/BVEdTec


Presenter
avatar for Kristy Sailors

Kristy Sailors

Director - Educational Technology, Blue Valley School District
Twitter @bvedtec


Thursday April 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Conference D

12:00pm EDT

LUNCH 1

Please be prompt when leaving lunch. The staff needs 30 minutes to clear and set up for Lunch 2. Visit the venors and then go to the afternoon keynote in Salons 4-6


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45am EDT
Dining Room 1st floor

12:00pm EDT

Keynote: Greg Kulowiec-What is the Answer with iPads?
Keynote Speaker
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Senior Associate and Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Salon 4-6

1:00pm EDT

Friday Lunch 2

PLEASE GO TO THE KEYNOTE FROM 11:45 - 12:45.


Thursday April 11, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Dining Room 1st floor

1:15pm EDT

LUNCH 2

You will attend the keynote from 12:00 - 1:00. 


Thursday April 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Dining Room 1st floor

1:15pm EDT

Keynote: Greg Kulowiec- What is the Answer with iPads?
Keynote Speaker
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Senior Associate and Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Salon 4-6

2:30pm EDT

Apps to Grow With (Apps Across the Curriculum)

Discover how to use a handful of apps across the curriculum. This presentation includes a thorough tour of student-created work and app-tivities using 3 apps (e.g. Pic Collage, Strip Designer/Comic Life, and Scrap Pad). As these apps are product-based in nature, they are coined as “apps to grow with” - apps that can be used PreK-12 and beyond and stretched across the curriculum. This session will also touch on workflow, professional development, and student showcases


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Salon 3

2:30pm EDT

Beyond Apps with the iPad in Elementary Education: Assessment, Self Reflection, Creativity and Curriculuar Integration

Experience how teachers and students at Trinity School are using the iPad to enrich all aspects of their classroom experience. You will see how the device can provide you with FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT on your students and how to archive that information. Explore examples of SELF REFLECTION and how to use that in the assessment process. Learn about relevant applications being used for CREATIVITY purposes and CURRICULAR INTEGRATION. Join this session to learn about purposeful examples and see how this school is using technology to it's full potential.

Follow Marsha on Twitter: @marshamac74


Presenter
avatar for Marsha Harris

Marsha Harris

Director of Curriculum, Trinity School
Marsha Harris has been an educator for 15 years. She began in the traditional classroom teaching elementary school for 9 years. After she received her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, she began working as an Instructional Technology Specialist. Marsha's goal is to effectively... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Salon 1-2

2:30pm EDT

iSTEM Assessment

After successfully incorporating STEM activities in the classroom, how do we know if the students are actually learning the concepts? iTechnologies such as the iPad and iTouch have helped us develop useful means of assessing the students' progress in our science classrooms. Integrating the idevices into our STEM activities keeps the momentum and the rhythm of the STEM activity moving, while providing the instructor with insightful feedback on the student and on the activity. With candor about the speed bumps we found during initial implementation, with humble pride in what we have accomplished, and with a willingness to share our ideas, we’ll spend the hour outlining how Apple’s iconic products have enhanced our science curriculum by providing us with a purposeful method to assess our students.  


Presenter
KB

Kate Burton

Kate Burton is a science teacher at Trinity School in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about the outdoors and science education for all ages of learners. Students from Kate's classes leave with a sense of wonder about the world and with stories about how much fun science can... Read More →
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Suzanne Edwards

Suzane Edwards is a science teacher at Trinity School in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about the outdoors and science education for all ages of learners. Students from her classes leave with a sense of wonder about the world and with stories about how much fun science can b... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Conference D

2:30pm EDT

Navigating the 1st Year in a 1:1 Classroom

This session will discuss what to expect the during the first year of iPad integration in the classroom.  The focus will be on classroom procedures, educational philosophy and classroom management strategies that can make the transition more effective and less stressful for both teachers and students.

Follow Shawn on Twitter:  @ShawnMcCusker


Featured Speaker
SM

Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker has 18 years of experience as a middle school and high school teacher. He has taught in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He earned his B.A. in history from Northern... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Conference 2

2:30pm EDT

Out of the workbook and into the iPad: Foreign Language in the 21st Century

"As world language teachers, our goal is to provide students withopportunities that improve their speaking, reading, listening, writing, andcomprehension in the target language. However, we all can attest to the factthat textbooks and workbooks are not the most authentic nor engaging waysto reach these goals with students. If you are looking for new and energizingideas that improve these key skills and liven up your classroom, look nofurther than the iPad. In this session, we will explore a variety of easy ways to integrate the iPad into a 1:1 world language classroom that will get yourstudents excited about learning a new language while getting them out of their seats and away from their workbooks. These strategies can be used for all levels and will inspire you to look differently at how you approach foreign language instruction."


Co-Presenter
Presenter
avatar for Kelsy Grefe

Kelsy Grefe

Maumee Valley Country Day School
Kelsy Grefe has educated students in Mexico, Spain, and France. As a middle school Spanish teacher at Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio, she has dedicated the past two years to help pilot and develop the world language curriculum in a 1:1 iPad environment. As a member... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Conference 4

2:30pm EDT

Student Centered iLessons - Redefining Classroom Instruction for K-12

Come and see examples of student centered iLessons that are engaging and meet the needs of diverse learners. Examples shown will support multiple learning styles as well as higher order thinking skills.  Learner-centered instruction is focused on the needs, abilities, and learning styles of individual students. It is personalized, engaging, and rigorous!  

Follow Sue on Twitter @sjgorman


Presenter
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be.I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Salon 3

2:30pm EDT

How to Leverage Google Apps for Education on the iPad

"Two of today’s biggest names In the world of educational technology are the Apple iPad and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Many school systems are attempting to bridge the gap between the highly popular and functional mobile device and the great resources available within GAFE accounts. In this session, participants will learn what apps and tools from any Google account can be accessed and utilized through an iPad. Participants will gain knowledge in two key areas of working with GAFE on the iPad: ***Apps: Apps we will look at will help participants fully manage their Google experience including Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Maps, and Blogger. We will also look at how third party apps are enhanced by or help enhance your experience with GAFE on the iPad.***Workflow: Due to the limitations of file access on the iPad, schools are frequently looking for a best practice in terms of workflow, or “How do we get access to everyone’s stuff?” We will focus on helping participants develop a workflow for creating and sharing documents and experiences via Google Apps for Education on the iPad.  Participants will leave the session with a clear list of apps and resources for using them. Participants will also leave with access to a quality workflow and ideas on how to modify the workflow to fit their individual settings. There will be content here designed to help participants whether they work in a 1:1 environment or a cart environment."


Presenter
avatar for Chad McGowan

Chad McGowan

Teacher, Ashland High School
Chad McGowan is a high school technology teacher and instructional technology coach at Ashland High School. Over the past 17 years, Chad has taught a variety of math and computer courses for grades 7-12 and has been training other professionals, pre-k-12, in educational technolog... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Conference A

2:30pm EDT

The iPad As A Leadership Tool

A mobile devices in the hands of a school leader offers an opportunity for new levels of transparency. A leader with an iPad can improve their levels of communication and collaboration while also increasing their effectiveness as an instructional leader. Whether you are in a formal or informal leadership position, come and see some of the tools you can access to model best practice for staff, students, and the community.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is the newly appointed Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. He was recently selected as one of three national Digit... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Conference C

3:45pm EDT

Discussion Panel: iPads in Elementary Classrooms
Co-Presenter
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be.I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms... Read More →
JG

Jill Gough

"Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School.Jill is also a National T³ Instructor working in collaboration with Texas Instruments and T³ to write, plan, and deliver quality professional development for teacher-learners interested... Read More →
avatar for Sue Tummarello

Sue Tummarello

Sue Tummarello is the Primary School Educational Technology Coordinator and Primary School Science Coordinator at Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ. She is a science teacher with 20 years of experience working with students ranging from grades Pre-K-12. She currently teaches... Read More →

Keynote Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference 2

3:45pm EDT

Discussion Panel: iPads in Middle/High School
Co-Presenter
SM

Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker has 18 years of experience as a middle school and high school teacher. He has taught in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He earned his B.A. in history from Northern... Read More →
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →
avatar for Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Director of Innovation and Technology, San Francisco Day School
As Director of Innovation & Technology at San Francisco Day School (K-8), Dr. Christopher K. Sokolov led the implementation of his second 1:1 iPad program. He helps build great programs and experiences for students including SF Day’s Innovation Lab. He previously spearheaded efforts... Read More →

Keynote Speaker
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Senior Associate and Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 1-2

3:45pm EDT

Bring on the Bling + Creative Apps = Excitement! Use the iPad as a creative tool, not just a consumption tool, keeping your students excited, motivated and engaged.

"Have me watch a video, I forget; ask me do an online interactive, I remember; let me produce and create, I learn""  - Benjamin Franklin.Adapting from Ben Franklin’s quote to today’s educational environment:“Have me play an iPad game, I forget; ask me to do an online activity, I remember; let me create, I LEARN!""Taking inspiration from the above, the focus of this presentation is taking the implementation of the iPad in the classroom to the next level within Bloom’s Taxonomy. 
iPads have arrived in our classrooms! How will teachers integrate this fabulous tool so students learn and create on it? Whether you have one iPad or 1:1 ratio for all students, there are apps that can help students stay engaged, learn, and teachers teach, more effectively and give students opportunities to be creative. In our presentation, we will show samples of student and teacher work from across the curriculum using apps such as DoodleCast Pro, ShowMe, Educreations, Sonic Pics, iMovie, and more. Teachers will learn about great, easy, fun, creative apps that they can implement right away in the classroom! The power is not in the apps themselves, but in how teachers and students use the apps!
The presentation will also cover the use of these applications in whole class instruction, small group instruction and how it can be used for differentiation of students at all levels of ability.
During this presentation, the audience will see examples of how classroom teachers have used some of the following apps across the curriculum with their students.
Show MeDoodleCast ProPoppletInspirationStory BuddyBook creatorAnimotoSonic PicsiMoviePagesKeynoteToontastic
Other apps are possible as new ones become available."


Co-Presenter
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Carolyn Tuomy

Consultant, Palo Alto Unified School District
Carolyn taught kindergarten through grade 6. She is now a consultant specializing in technology integration.

Presenter
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Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Salon 3

3:45pm EDT

Creatively & Effectively Integrating iPad Apps into Your Middle and High School Math Class -- Power at Your Fingertips

Harness the power of the iPad in your math class by using apps that I will demonstrate.Experience how to incorporate graphing calculator apps as whole class presentationsand also for individual student use. Touch, grab and interact with math in a whole newway. Watch equations change as you touch and manipulate graphs. Math has nowbeen given a sixth sense! Obtain over 100 colorful, interactive math activities fromMiddle School through Calculus – for FREE, that are played using the brand newTI-Nspire App for iPad! Included with these activities are the student worksheetsand the teacher notes and solutions. Ready for immediate use in your classroom!Teachers and students can investigate tough-to-learn concepts as they have neverbeen able to do before. Topics include investigating slope, discovering area formulas,obtaining domain and range from graphs, interpreting particle motion, visualizing sumsof geometric series, comparing circumference versus area via data collection, creatingthe unit circle – all investigated interactively on the iPad. Students discover the math: itmakes sense to them and they remember it longer.All parts of this app communicate with each other: calculator, grapher, geometry, data &statistics, lists & spreadsheets, interactive notes.Take a picture with your iPad, immediately import it into the app. Then model a curvein the picture with an appropriate function or calculate a regression equation. Orplace a geometric figure on top of the picture and investigate properties like parallel,perpendicular, angle measurement, slope, perimeter, area, and more.Also see a presentation app that allows you to display and interact with any softwarethat is on your desktop or laptop computer. The experience is similar to using aninteractive white board, but at your fingertips. Feel the mathematics! And obtain accessto over 350 MB of activities. And PEZ!


Presenter
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Tom Reardon

Math Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
Tom has taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School in northeast Ohio where he earned National Board Certification, the Presidential Award, and other recognition. Tom also taught mathematics, computer science, and mathematics education as an adjunct instructor at Youngstown... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference 4

3:45pm EDT

Promoting and accelerating pupil progress and independence through the use of mobile technology and continuous access to an audience.

My presentation will share examples of work I have done which has demonstrated enhanced progress with pupils in terms of cross-curricular academic achievement, confidence and independence. The use of 1:1 iPads with a group of 62 children will be discussed through examples of their work and evidence of their enhanced rates of learning impacted on by targeted use off technology. Several innovative projects will be shared and discussed in depth as the illustration of the central concept is reached, primarily the powerful link to learning caused by the planned combination of technology, pupil independence and audience.

The main projects which will be outlined will be these:

1) The use of iPads as instructional tools and ultimately presentation enablers during a 2 week design technology project where controllable vehicles were build and then promoted through multimedia to a large audience in a iPad showcase.

2) The application of a pupil blog space used during class and on field trips to post work to the web and twitter, to reach a targetted wider audience (parents and specialists) and receive immediate and relevant feedback.

3) The use of iPods to promote independent learning in mathematics whereby regular assessments guide pupils to very specific areas requiring improvement and the iPod is employed to scan QR codes taking pupils to instructional videos, demonstrations and problems to complete online.

4) The culmination of months of preparation where pupils have mastery over a large range of iPad apps and are able to direct their own learning pathway and choose how to demonstrate their learning to an understanding.

 


Presenter
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Chris Williams

Chris been a UK primary school teacher for 18 years, including 2 years teaching in Special Education. His main areas of interest include integrating the use of technology to promote pupil progress and independence. Chris has recently reduced his teaching hours to build a training... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference C

3:45pm EDT

Research, Review, Replay - A plan to make the change from a traditional classroom to modern one without sacrificing content, skills, or learning opportunities.

"Educators are constantly exposed to new ideas and better ways to teach but often do not have the tools or resources to effectively apply those tools to their own classroom.  Online teaching and lessons are gaining in popularity and with the advent of iPads and now iPad mini, access to those resources is both more affordable and more robust.  Participants in this session will experience the use of iPads to engage students in online interaction, collaboration, and assessment with a student created final presentation.  Moodle will be the platform modeled for an online classroom (recognizing that there are alternative online solutions). The iPad simplifies access to many resources through the function of available apps.  For example, there is an app to access the wonderful professional discussions presented through TedTalks.  There are a plethora of apps that allow students to record what they are doing on the iPad and replay it as a presentation.  Likewise there are creative apps that encourage students to take and organize class notes.  In coordination with a simple supplemental online classroom, teachers now have a way to encourage students to experience learning under their own initiative while the teacher serves as the guide and provides the structure for that experience.  This session will provide one model for students to become responsible for viewing or researching a current topic online, discussing that topic with their peers through an online forum, and recreating or replaying what they have learned with their own final recorded presentation.  This “Research, Review, Replay” model gives students the opportunity to fully interact with material in ways that match their abilities and preferences.  It provides the teacher with a lesson, formative assessment, and summative assessments in one neat and affordable package.  
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Presenter
VL

Victoria Lovejoy

Victoria Lovejoy is an educator and a leader in technology with more than 25 years of experience in classrooms ranging from middle school to graduate level work. After earning her doctorate in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 2004, Dr. Lovejoy started initiated... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference A

3:45pm EDT

The iPad Field Trip: Collaboration With iBooks Author

The iPad Field Trip: Collaboration with iBooks Author

We will present a framework for structuring student work prior to a field trip, and share tips on creating a collaborative field trip guide rich with multimedia and personal observations. We will also talk about the technical side of authoring in iBooks Author, and provide some tips for combining student work into one volume and distributing it to multiple iPads. These tips and suggestions will help teachers who want to make more out of field trips by involving kids in actively researching, constructing, and sharing.


Co-Presenter
Featured Speaker
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference D
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:00am EDT

Keynote: "The Journey to Redefining the Classroom"

National Teachers Academy, a high needs neighborhood Chicago Public School, has been leveraging iPads to transform teaching and learning since 2010.  The three keynoters are here to share their journey to redefine their math, science, and special education classrooms through their 1:1 iPad grants. They evaluate their technology use using Ruben Putendera’s SAMR model, which defines implementation of technology as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, or Redefinition. After a brief explanation of the SAMR model, these teachers will share how the classroom changed and how students and teachers became empowered through the use of technology. They will present a variety of tools and how they have transformed learning in the four different classrooms. Jennie will share how technology can be used for math metacognition. Anita will share how tools can be used to differentiate. in the special education classroom. Autumn will share how multimedia science journals and blogging changed the science classroom. They will also share how they have created professional learning networks with their colleagues and helped to build capacity within their school and district. Following the Keynote, each of the three teachers will present hands-on break out sessions to dive deeper into these concepts. Participants will take away teacher tested strategies and applications of successful implementation of technology tools that are redefining the classroom.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Autumn Laidler

Autumn Laidler

4th Grade Teacher, National Teachers Academy CPS
I have been teaching in high-needs Chicago Public Schools since 2006 at the elementary school level. I am currently teaching intermediate social studies and science at National Teachers Academy. I am passionate about social justice and inquiry in the classroom with a focus on digital... Read More →

Keynote Speaker
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Anita Huffman

Director of Student Learning, National Teachers Academy
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Ballroom (Salons 1-6)

9:15am EDT

Energize your science program

The Chatham Hall science department is in its second year of a 1:1 iPad program.  Drawing upon examples from our Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy and Physiology courses and our summer camp activities you will see how your own science curriculum can be energized by the introduction of iPads.  This presentation will show you how the utilization of science based apps, e-publishing, flipped classes and the utilization of probe interfaces can enhance your students learning experience in the classroom and the laboratory.  


Presenter

Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Conference C

9:15am EDT

Explaining Everything: Screencasting and Qualitative Formative Asssessment

Screencasting is the process of capturing what is happening on the computer (iPad) screen along with narrated audio. In recent years, this process has become more accessible to teachers and students and has thus created new and dynamic ways to capture and assess student understanding.


This session will explore the many possibilities afforded by screencasting especially as they relate to qualitative formative assessment of learning. The term “qualitative” is used here to describe the contexts and processes of learning that can not be captured through traditional quantitative measures. “Formative assessment” does not mean test, quiz, or project. Instead it means the dialogue that takes place among students and teachers that guides instruction and provides opportunities for students to reflect on their learning during a lesson, unit, or project. 


Participants will be presented with three sets of takeaways:
1) Learn about some great open-ended, creativity-oriented tools for the iPad

2) Become familiar with educational research that is happening around iPads, screencasting, and assessment 

3) Discover instructional approaches and strategies that support teaching, learning, and assessment goals."


Presenter

Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Salon 3

9:15am EDT

Following a New Path in Math: iPads instead of Books

Participants will be shown how to use the iPad to teach Math to middle school and high school students. They will learn which apps are applicable to their lessons based on content and curriculum, as well as which apps are great for general daily use such as note-taking and organization. There will also be some information on how the iPad is useful in "flipping" the classroom and helping students to become less dependent on teachers and more dependent on the resources available to them through the iPad. 


Presenter
CS

Christy Stokes

Christy is currently in her 26th year as a classroom teacher. She received a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University and an Education degree from Winthrop University. Christy has taught Math on all levels from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus. She is currently the Math Intervention... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Conference 4

9:15am EDT

The Journey to Redefining the Mathematics Classroom

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have a chance to take a deeper dive into the math metacognition iPad strategies, tools and apps discussed in the Keynote. During this “choose-your-own-adventure” style session, participants will vote from the following list to explore collaboratively: Doceri screencasting, QuickTime video creation, Toontastic for authentic problem solving, creating authentic math videos, Schoology for math meta-conversations/workflow and PaperPortNotes for assignments. Following the exploration time, the group will discuss questions, pros and cons of these apps and overall iPad use in the math classroom. ***PLEASE NOTE: For the best experience, participants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to download all of these free apps BEFORE the event. Wireless will be available in the session, but pre-downloading the programs will facilitate more time for exploration and learning.

Follow Jennie on Twitter:@MsMagiera


Keynote Speaker
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Conference A

9:15am EDT

The iPad for Personal Professional Development

This talk will focus on using the iPad as a personal tool for professional development. It draws on my iPad experience from 2010 - Present, when my school issued iPads to the faculty and told us to "go forth." I focus on various tools, apps, and creative applications of the iPad as a tool for self-directed learning and pedagogical development. 

Follow Jennifer on Twiter: @TeacherJenCarey


Presenter
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Special Projects, Ransom Everglades
I am a passionate educator who loves working in an innovative, technology rich pedagogy.


Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Conference D

9:15am EDT

Year 1 of a 1:1 iPad Implementation - Lessons Learned

This presentation will focus on leadership considerations for a 1:1 iPad implementation.  In this workshop we will cover what we have learned about teacher professional development, running pilot programs, distributing iPads, assessing 1:1 initiatives, and parent and community communication.  We will share links to document and presentations that we have created as we have embarked on our path to having all 5th -12th graders in our district be learning in a 1:1 environment by 2012.  


Presenter
avatar for Mary Beth Banios

Mary Beth Banios

Shrewsbury Public Schools


Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Conference 2

9:15am EDT

Beyond Pockets of Excellence: How the Best Leaders Empower School-Wide Transformations

Devices don't transform learning, people do. In nearly ever school, the introduction of a new device inspires individual teachers with extraordinary initiative and creativity to create pockets of excellence in their own classrooms. There are only a handful of schools, however, where new devices lead to systematic changes in student learning experiences. In these places, school and district leaders play a vital role in helping pockets of excellence scale to school-wide transformations. In this session, we'll explore the strategies that the best school leaders use to empower their teachers and students to rethink teaching and learning in a networked age. 

 

 


Featured Speaker
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Salon 1-2

10:30am EDT

Finally ... a REAL math app

This session models an Algebra 2 class in which FluidMath creates an environment in which students and teachers explore deep and challenging mathematics with technology.  FluidMath reads handwritten math--the way we actually write in a math classroom--while effortlessly creating graphs, adding sliders, and solving equations to help keep users' attention focused on thinking and mathematics.  With FluidMath running in the background, this session will explore some unexpected properties of quadratic, linear, and exponential functions.  


Presenter
CH

Chris Harrow

Chris Harrow has been teaching high school and junior high mathematics with technology for 23 years. His interests and writing focus on ways to use technology to scaffold student learning and create opportunities to discover hidden mathematics. Chris has received many teaching awards... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Conference D

10:30am EDT

Getting Your iBook Published in the iBookstore

What is more authentic than being your own publisher and getting your literary masterpiece shared with millions of people? With Apple’s iBooks Author software, you can publish your material – short stories, manuals, textbooks, etc. – in the iBookstore. This session will give you some hints for publishing your book the FIRST time it’s submitted to Apple. Learn from my hoop jumping so you can get your books published quickly and easily! This session will also show you some alternatives for sharing your content in a K-12 setting. By the end of the session, you will have the knowledge to lead your district down the path to publishing success!


Presenter
JA

Josh Allen

Josh is the K-12 Instructional Technology Facilitator for the Papillion-La Vista School District. He has helped his school district implement iPads across K-12, from sending them home with select Kindergarten and 1st grade students to a few iPad pilots scattered throughout the two... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Conference 2

10:30am EDT

So Now What?: The Transformative Impact of Developing a Cohesive 1:1 iPad Roll Out Plan

"iPads are considered to be a transformative device when used in a classroom, but how do those individual classroom transformations, happening concurrently throughout a building, impact an entire school? 
Francis W. Parker School in Chicago is in the third year of a 1:1 iPad program, and the building-wide impact of the devices has just begun to show itself. This session will explain the steps that have been taken in an iPad roll out plan, and both the anticipated and unanticipated consequences of the presence of these devices throughout the school. 
The most important single factor in determining the success of an iPad program is professional development; putting together a cohesive professional development plan in coordination with a roll out that leverages teacher buy-in to create a collegial atmosphere will help insure the success of a 1:1 iPad program. More important, a well conceived program can help develop within schools a more collaborative, collegial culture that has a long-term impact far beyond the devices themselves. 
This session will provide an outline for an iPad roll out, including the professional development program that has been developed at Parker. Additionally, several apps that play a vital role in the development of that professional development plan will be introduced and explained, such as Evernote, Penultimate, Explain Everything and others. This session is ideal for teachers, technology coordinators, and administrators considering or already involved in an iPad program, as the session will look at at iPad implementation from a variety of perspectives. "

 

Follow Martin on Twitter: @martinmoran21


Presenter
avatar for Martin Moran

Martin Moran

Director of Education Design and Innovation, Francis W. Parker School
Martin Moran is the Director of Education Technology for grades 6-12 at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL. He has over 12 years experience in both public and independent schools. At Parker, he has helped develop the long- and short-term technology plans, oversee a 1:1 Middle... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Salon 3

10:30am EDT

The Journey to Redefining the Science Classroom

This session will be an exploration of the ideas presented in the keynote, The Journey to Redefining the Classroom.  The session will be participant-driven to explore ideas around multimedia science journals, blogging in the content area, using creation applications like iMovie, and resources to creating collaborative partnerships and projects with other classrooms.  Participants will be able to download the app, Mental Note, to explore features of the app and its use as a multimedia journal, see examples of movie making from students and get a behind the scenes look at the process to the movie creation which can be used across grade levels and content.   The session will also explore how a collaborative project between students in fourth grade and a partner school’s first and sixth graders has empowered students to create relationships and authentic audience for their work. Following the exploration time, the group will discuss questions, and pros and cons of these apps and practices.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Autumn Laidler

Autumn Laidler

4th Grade Teacher, National Teachers Academy CPS
I have been teaching in high-needs Chicago Public Schools since 2006 at the elementary school level. I am currently teaching intermediate social studies and science at National Teachers Academy. I am passionate about social justice and inquiry in the classroom with a focus on digital... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Conference A

10:30am EDT

Apple iPad as K-12 one-to-one digital tool: Defining Goals and Underlying Theory

In a recent Apple presentation, John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles School District, asserted that iPads will “reignite the passion of teaching.” Are iPads transforming education or a passing fad? How can programs be evaluated?  This presentation will suggest that programs can only be successful if goals are clearly defined and communicated.  This discussion will empower educators to conceptualize why they might invest in one-to-one iPads and to clearly articulate goals that are supported by underlying theory.

 
While iPads have only been available for large-scale one-to-one programs in education since the fall of 2010, a number of articles have sought to clarify the value of such programs.  A research synthesis that reviews the current literature “can provide policymakers, educators, and researchers with a good idea about what the best evidence” says about such programs (Penuel, 2006).


This presentation seeks to contribute to the knowledge of one-to-one iPad programs at a particular moment in time so that educators and stakeholders can better make decisions supported by theory and best practice in their schools.


Presenter
avatar for Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Director of Innovation and Technology, San Francisco Day School
As Director of Innovation & Technology at San Francisco Day School (K-8), Dr. Christopher K. Sokolov led the implementation of his second 1:1 iPad program. He helps build great programs and experiences for students including SF Day’s Innovation Lab. He previously spearheaded efforts... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Conference 4

10:30am EDT

10,000 iPads. One year.

Mansfield ISD (Texas) will share how they implemented over 10,600 iPads in their 1:1 PowerUp! initiative at the high school level. Discover strategies for a large-scale deployment, including technical, legal, and logistical considerations, and explore best practices for classroom management and instructional applications. 


Co-Presenter
KB

Kristi Bell

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD

Presenter
avatar for Emily Young

Emily Young

Ed Tech Trainer, Mansfield
Emily Young is an Educational Technology Trainer for Mansfield ISD. During her thirteen years in this position, she has led and collaborated on major district technology projects including iTouch . . . iLearn (integrated iPod touches into pre-kindergarten, sheltered science, and special... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Conference C

10:30am EDT

Top 5 components of a successful 1:1 iPad program

Looking to bring iPads into your school, expand a pilot or make iPad more effective in your school? This session will outline some of the key features that must be in place for a successful 1:1. Hillbrook, an Apple Distinguished School, was one of the first schools in the world to rollout a 24/7 1:1 iPad program.  Don Orth is technology director and an Apple Distinguished Educator, and regularly leads tour and helps schools implement iPads

Follow Don on Twitter: @finddonorth


Featured Speaker
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Salon 1-2

11:45am EDT

Friday Lunch 1

First floor


Friday April 12, 2013 11:45am - 12:30am EDT
Dining Room 1st floor

11:45am EDT

Keynote: Tom Daccord "Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program"
Keynote Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher


Friday April 12, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Salon 4-6

1:00pm EDT

Keynote: Tom Daccord "Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program"
Keynote Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher


Friday April 12, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Salon 4-6

2:15pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Supporting the iPad Classroom
Featured Speaker
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is the newly appointed Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. He was recently selected as one of three national Digit... Read More →
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →

Keynote Speaker
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher

Presenter
avatar for Mary Beth Banios

Mary Beth Banios

Shrewsbury Public Schools


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference C

2:15pm EDT

Empowering Student with Digital Portfolios

What would happen if students were self-aware, possessed self-regulation skills, and felt empowered to affect change in themselves and world?  Learn about how one school is using Evernote as digital portfolios to reach this goal.  Join this session to hear about and offer your feedback on the goals, methodology, and practices in place as they take the initial steps on this journey.  Participants will actively use Evernote throughout the session and  for information sharing.  It will be helpful to have an account prior to attending.

Follow Rhonda on Twitter: @Rgmteach


Co-Presenter
JG

Jill Gough

"Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School.Jill is also a National T³ Instructor working in collaboration with Texas Instruments and T³ to write, plan, and deliver quality professional development for teacher-learners interested... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Rhonda Mitchell

Rhonda Mitchell

Personalized Learning Specialist, Trinity School
I believe in empowering students by equipping them with knowledge about themselves and the skills necessary to affect change. I am exploring how e-portfolios and a pedagogy that promotes reflection can build self-understanding and deepen learning.


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference A

2:15pm EDT

The Curated Classroom: Finding and Sharing Great Online Content with iTunes U

The Curated Classroom: Finding and Sharing Great Online Content with iTunes UHow can iTunes U help you to discover and collect great online content? How can you use it to curate and share course materials for your own classroom? Come explore the many ways iTunes U can empower the learners in your classroom, and learn how you can use iTunes U to publish your own online courses.


Featured Speaker
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference 4

2:15pm EDT

This is How We Do It! One school’s story of transforming thinking and learning with the iPad.

This is how we do it! One school’s story of transforming thinking and capturing learning with the iPad.
This workshop is designed for teachers, technology coaches, and administrators who are looking to move beyond single-purpose, skill-focused apps and desire to use the iPad to transform the way students ask questions, access and acquire information and share their learning. Participants will see—through short video clips and student work samples–how a limited number of apps and Web 2.0 tools can transform learning for elementary students as they become inspired by audience and authentic feedback, connect with classrooms and experts around the globe and create projects previously unimaginable. Presentation will address social media, iMovie, digital publishing, student creation and differentiation.  Participants will leave with the vision, knowledge, and resources to redefine thinking and learning in the iPad classroom.


Co-Presenter
avatar for Carolyn Skibba

Carolyn Skibba

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burley School
Since 1999, Carolyn Skibba has served as the technology specialist at Burley School, a public elementary school in Chicago's Lakeview community. She teaches and co-teaches, leads the school’s 1:1 iPad program, and continuously develops integration strategies to support Burley’s... Read More →

Presenter
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is a teacher, staff developer and the co-author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin collaborates with organizations around the world to develop learning experiences that redefine school. Currently serving as a resident teacher and learning innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Salon 3

2:15pm EDT

Video Feedback: Shaping Writing Performance Through New Media

"This presentation addresses new methods of assessment on student writing. Instead of receiving written feedback on a paper document, students receive a “video” of their paper being read aloud and graded by their teacher. The visual element of the video displays the paper in the process of being annotated, and the auditory element captures the oral feedback of the teacher in the grading process.  Attendees of this presentation will learn the process of video grading, hear discussion of its benefits, and be able to pose questions of the presenters in order to learn more. 

In screen videos (captured and distributed to students using iPads), teachers describe in detail strengths of student writing and explain challenges more clearly than might otherwise be possible. Feedback is more nuanced, personalized, and integrates mini-lessons on the craft of writing. Hearing the teacher’s voice helps the student to understand what is most important to work on, and to be praised in “real time” by the teacher. 

This assessment process has been found effective in reaching different types of learners. Video feedback addresses issues related to decoding a teacher’s intent from written feedback and minimizes confusion for students. Video grading isn’t meant to replace one-to-one interaction, nor will it replace all written feedback; rather, it provides an additional means of guided support to gain the most learning possible from teacher-student interactions, as well as students’ experiences at home, in order to put in the difficult work it takes to truly write well.

Student response to this process, though still new, has been overwhelmingly positive. Students enjoy the opportunity to be praised by their teacher and have commented on the improved clarity of their teacher’s expectations that is achieved from watching a video rather than navigating written feedback. Students tend to have fewer questions regarding the decoding of a teacher’s suggestion for revision, and seem more engaged and responsive to the revision process overall."


Co-Presenter
Presenter
JR

Julia Rubin

Julia Rubin teaches English to 6th and 7th graders at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, CA. Before coming to Hillbrook, Ms. Rubin presented an earlier phase of this project at the CAIS Northern Regional Meeting in 2011. Since that time, and with the addition of the iPad, Ms. Rubin and... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference 2

2:15pm EDT

Introducing the Spin Platform: A New Era of Together Learning for the Experience Age

"It is no secret that we learn better when we learn together. While the move towards open courseware is democratizing access to top courses and educational resources around the world, there is no substitute for the exchange that occurs in groups – reacting, questioning, emoting, engaging – all of which are invaluable to our learning experience.
We believe that as we transition from the Information age to the Experience age, we can do more to revolutionize how education occurs.  We envision a world where you can do more than stream content remotely - a world where students and teachers can truly be together live even when they can’t be in the same room.  
In this presentation, we will discuss the powerful Spin Platform, which expands the walls of classrooms to bring students and teachers truly together in learning from across town or across the globe.  Most recently, Spin worked with Harvard University’s Michael Sandel to create the world’s first immersive, global classroom, bringing together students from five countries and over 11,500 miles to wrestle with the most important questions of our time.
Spin has been used in both K-12 and Higher Education to extend teachers’ capabilities in and outside of the classroom, engage students in study groups and class-time supplements, and create meaningful opportunities for peer-to-peer teacher training.
To learn more about Spin, please visit us at www.getspin.com or get one of our three currently available learning venues  - TogetherLearn, TogetherJustice, and TogetherTalks -  in the Apple App Store today."


Presenter
TL

Tara Lemmey

"Tara Lemmey  is CEO of Net Power & Light, based in the Presidio in San Francisco. Net Power & Light is an experience company, creating a whole new world of being together. The company has recently debuted its Together Learning suite to expand the notion of the classroom and bring... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference D

2:15pm EDT

Questions you didn't know you needed to ask about the iPad.... answered.

This presentation will focus on iPads in the classroom environment from a technical and pedagogical standpoint. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the topics needed to be thought about and discussed prior and during the implementation of iPads in schoools. We will focus on how the operational management of iPads from a network perspective directly influences their pedagogical implementation in the classroom. Topics such as the Configurator Tool, iPad Pedagogy, and strategic visioning are a few of the topics that will be covered.


Presenter
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Jeff Morrison PhD

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 15 years of teaching and 6 years of educational technology leadership experience in both formal and informal educational settings. He holds professional teaching certifications in nine content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Salon 1-2

3:30pm EDT

From Angry Birds to Minecraft: What Games Teach Us About Learning

What makes iPad games addictive? What makes learning fun? What skills do we learn while playing games, and how can we make our learning environments more engaging, fulfilling, and rewarding for our students? Come explore the top five most powerful game dynamics, and learn the secrets of how you can incorporate them into your own classroom.


Featured Speaker
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Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Conference A

3:30pm EDT

iPad Collaboration

Increasingly there are opportunities for students to work collaboratively on projects usings iPads.  From collaborative writing, to screencasting and eBook creation, students have the ability to create, collaborate and publish their work from the iPad.  The session will explore multiple ways to collaborate using iPads and will explore the future of iPad collaboration.  


Keynote Speaker
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Greg Kulowiec

Senior Associate and Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Salon 3

3:30pm EDT

How is standing in place interactive - or - how we sold our interactive boards and re-defined our classrooms.

"Interactive boards such as the SMART and Promethean boards are great.  They often are viewed as the pinnacle of classroom interactive technology, promising engaging lessons, better student participation and enhanced teacher creativity.  The question we will explore in this technology leadership presentation is ""how truly interactive is this model?""  How engaging can standing in one place, at the front of the classroom, often with back turned to students really be?  Does the current interactive board model support what we know about how students learn best?
In the Summer of 2012, the Atlanta Girls’ School sold all of its Interactive boards and, in their place, outfitted each classroom with an Apple TV, HD Projector and an iPad.  For twelve years, incoming students have been issued Apple laptops.  To compliment the new classroom technology, 2012’s sixth grade was issued iPads.  The move to highly mobile, student-centered and girl-focused learning was on.
This presentation will explore what happens when the interactive board is replaced with options which allow teachers to teach from the middle of the classroom, placing interactive lessons on any surface, on any wall, engaging with and guiding students exploration of ideas using the latest in wireless tools in ways the tools manufacturer may not have foreseen.  With the iPad at the center of the new classroom, teachers have a tool analogous to the swiss-army knife: iPad as wireless video-enable field microscope, document camera, video conference device, 3D brain explorer, 15 minute lesson facilitator, remote laptop controller, Harkness mapping tool, annotation and presentation device, attendance taker...and more.
This session will detail initial planning, implementation, course corrections, mistakes and the surprises experienced in this new idea of classroom when the teacher no longer is forced to stand in one place in the classroom."

You can follow Tony on Twitter: @tonyperez


Presenter
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Tony Perez

Common Sense Media, Private School
Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students¹ use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Conference 2

3:30pm EDT

iPads For Everyone! Getting Your Community On Board

Putting iPads (or any mobile device) in the hands of all students in a school is a tremendous change for both the students and adults in a school community. This session will review the detailed plans Burlington High School (MA) took to ensure success in its 1:1 plan.  Major points of emphasis will include communication to all stakeholders, embedded professional development for staff, training for parents, and deploying a student support team. This model allowed the school to create an understanding that going 1:1 is an instructional initiative and not just a large technology purchase is imperative.  


Featured Speaker
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Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is the newly appointed Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. He was recently selected as one of three national Digit... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Conference 4

3:30pm EDT

iPads: Creating meaning, participating and democracy.

"Through participation and conversations on the Net, the shape of knowledge is changing dramatically. iPads and mobile devices are indeed the magic window that allow people to connect to the fast and abundant flows of information. Educators have a responsibility to become familiar with the potential implications of these significant changes and think about how to transform education to enable students to participate meaningfully for learning and for life.  It is not just about creating meaning: it's about creating the Internet and how democracy may ensue.


Have you been thinking about ""Why""?  It is hard to answer the ever important “Why” questions without first understanding some underlying assertions about technology.  A fundamental premise of this session is that nothing is more practical than a good theory.  Come and consider ideas from great thinkers in the area of knowledge, information and the Net including: Howard Reinghold, David Weinberger, danna boyd, Nicholas Carr and Clay Shirky. The session is designed to settle and unsettle your thinking about technology and education. It will help participants better understand the landscape of the transformation happening in education. This session is valuable for leaders of education grappling with the frenzied rate of change. Also, teachers who are attempting to write grants and seek support for implementing iPads will benefit from developing a broader understanding of the “Why” questions.


As a classroom teacher, I will also demonstrate how I attempt to bring ideas from the gurus into practice.  I will share stories, lesson progressions and examples of student work that I believe demonstrate creation and participation.  I plan on sharing my great successes and biggest challenges in the hopes of presenting an honest view of a 1-1 iPad class.  I could be totally wrong, but then at least you’ll know."


Presenter
MC

Michelle Cordy

Ms. Michelle Cordy has 11 years teaching experience with the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Canada. Michelle has a Master of Education in mathematics education, which she completed in 2006. Michelle has taught online and face-to-face courses in both the pre-service... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Conference C

3:30pm EDT

The Journey to Redefining the Special Education Classroom

Interested in learning how to use iPads in the special education classroom? Then this hands on session is for you!  This workshop will be an extension of the Keynote: The Journey to Redefining the Classroom. Participate in a hands-on participant driven investigation to dig deep into some best practices for differentiation in the special education classroom.  Topics featured will be iBooks Author, Accessibility Features, Keynote, and Screencasting.  Following the workshop, participants will share implications of iPad use in special education.  For the best experience, download Keynote for the iPad and install iBooks Author on you Mac.  Downloading the programs ahead of time will increase our exploration time.

Follow Anita on Twitter: @AnitaOrozco2


Keynote Speaker
avatar for Anita Huffman

Anita Huffman

Director of Student Learning, National Teachers Academy


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Conference D

3:30pm EDT

A Million and One Details in a 1:1 iPad Initiative

If you are heading into an iPad initiative or just thinking about it, don't miss this session! Attendees will walk away with a detailed map of the constituents, processes, and decisions that go into getting a 1:1 iPad program off the ground. The presentation will illustrate the need for all these considerations and provide possible outcomes. Valuable lessons learned in the areas of management and protocols will be shared. And attendees will have an opportunity to see and hear about equipment such as cases, styli, keyboards, Apple TV, and projectors that were implemented successfully or rejected.


Presenter
avatar for Sherry Ward

Sherry Ward

Director of Technology, Alexandria Country Day School
The team of presenters from Alexandria Country Day School include; Elizabeth Lockwood, Librarian/Media Specialist, who worked on the iPad pilot initiative from the beginning, Margi Weaver and Michelle Cook, 5th grade teachers who developed curriculum and implemented the pilot from... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Salon 1-2