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Monday, September 16
 

12:00pm

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Monday September 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:00pm

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Katherine Burdick

Katherine Burdick

CEO, Mobile Learning Services
Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources... Read More →
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kathy Wiebke

Dr. Kathy Wiebke

Executive Director, Arizona K12 Center
In 2005, Kathy Wiebke was brought on as the Executive Director to create a new vision and direction for the Arizona K12Center. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Highly Qualified Professionals at the Arizona Department of Education, principal and classroom teacher. Kathy Wiebke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

iPad 101 - The Basics To Get You Started
In this beginners session, you will learn the basics of how to use your iPad. Learn how to personalize your iPad with all the different features offered in the settings. Then learn how to enable restrictions on your iPad for home or school. Discover how to adapt your iPad for special needs students in the accessibility features. All the basic tips and tricks for classroom management will be covered with @ipadsammy.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indigo

2:00pm

Success Starts at the Top: Supporting a Mobile Learning Initiative
Administrative support is the most important factor of a school's success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do's and don'ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Finger Rock

2:00pm

Teachers Untethered: Life in an iPad/Apple TV Classroom
Transform your instruction by becoming an “untethered” teacher! Teachers currently have a problem when utilizing technology in their classroom; many of the most popular tools (laptops, document cameras, interactive whiteboards, etc.) end up tethering the instructor to their equipment rather than allowing them to interact directly with students. During this session the presenters will demonstrate how iPads and Apple TV’s can work seamlessly in an instructional setting as a teacher presentation device, freeing them to interact more directly with their students.

Experience how the iPad and Apple TV provide an ideal situation for teachers to become untethered and move about the room freely to monitor and coach students while teaching a lesson. Improve instructional pedagogy by seeing what students see and gain the ability to provide instant feedback to students while moving about the room. The teacher’s position in the room can impact the dynamics and feel of a lesson.

Learn how to easily import, create, and share instructional resources for Common Core aligned lessons from the iPad using apps such as DropBox, Google Drive, or Explain Everything.

See how the iPad and Apple TV increases the amount of student engagement and interactivity during the lesson. How students can share their own thinking and learning from the iPad as the screen is mirrored via the Apple TV – allowing the students to become the teacher!

During the session, attendees will have an opportunity to experience the feel of presenting and instructing while being “untethered” from the font of the room. Be sure to bring your iPads!

Stories and video of classroom instruction showing how this model works in practice will be shared, from both standard and “flipped” classroom implementations. Presentation content, lesson plans and classroom procedures will be available to participants online through the presenters website. Whether your are a beginner or intermediate user of iPads and Apple TVs, this session will meet your needs and answer your questions.

Co-presented with Robyn Griffith  

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canyon III

2:00pm

The First Five Days of School with BYOT
When educators begin to encourage students to bring their own technology tools into the classroom, fundamental changes in the learning process occur. The ultimate goal of a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative is to improve opportunities for student learning. What should happen during the first five days in a BYOT classroom to initiate a successful implementation? In this session, learn how to start your BYOT program or to give it a necessary reboot. Be prepared to hear firsthand experiences with BYOT and to construct new strategies to build a firm foundation out of the first five days of BYOT to support the rest of the school year!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Forsyth County Schools
Dr. Tim Clark is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, a school district recognized internationally for leadership in instructional technology and its BYOT efforts. Dr. Tim Clark promotes BYOT for transforming classrooms into learning communities with personalized technology tools. He is the author of the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured regarding BYOT in NBC News, EdTech Magazine... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canyon I

2:00pm

These Are the Droids We Are Looking For
Android is the fastest-growing mobile device operating system in the world, yet they still do not receive the recognition they deserve.

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate ways to integrate and implement Android applications in the classroom. Teachers need to begin with a few apps, be comfortable with them to able to use them efficiently and successfully with students. The apps that will be featured were chosen for their ability to let students and teachers create using their Android device. This session will not only give ideas to take back to the classroom, but will also show how to present and share these projects, personally and globally.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose

2:00pm

Using QR Codes Effectively in the Educational Setting
Quick Response (QR) codes are becoming more and more popular in the educational setting. The presenter of this session will show the participants how easy it is to read and create your own QR codes for creating various activities. The participants will be provided with multiple ideas for how to use QR codes including scavenger hunts, homework help, book reviews, newsletters, and a fabulous time saver of creating a “Me Code” where you can put your contact details in a QR Code to post outside your classroom/office door. All the demonstrated apps are free and can be adapted for use in all grade levels and subject areas. Before you attend this session, please download i-nigma for your iOS or Android device. This session is for all levels of expertise.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Crompton

Helen Crompton

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & ISTE Faculty Member, Old Dominion University & ISTE
Helen Crompton is a highly experienced presenter, author, and educator in the field of educational technology. Crompton draws from 20 years in education, with 16 of those years as a full time classroom teacher in grades K-10 and as a technology coordinator. With a PhD in Educational Technology and Mathematics, she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University VA. Crompton has presented at... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Murphey

2:00pm

Experiential Mobile Learning: Authentic Learning Experiences Via Students' Mobile Devices
Computers, wi-fi, and smart phones allow young people 24/7 access to technology and to one another. In this session, participants will perform activities that use the technology devices young people use. These activities focus on and build diversity and cultural sensitivity, problem-solving, self-reflection and self-exploration, and communication and self-expression. During this interactive BYOD workshop, participants will explore the research on young people's use of mobile devices and develop and experience strategies for integrating mobile-driven community building activities into the classroom environment. This workshop demonstrates how a variety of the students' mobile devices can be used and incorporated into the classroom setting. The activities are applications for middle school through college level classes. Related website: http://community-building.weebly.com/ 

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Gerstein

Jackie Gerstein

Faculty, Teacher Education & Educational Technology
My byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” I have taught face-to-face and online for several decades. Currently, I am an adjunct online faculty. I teach Master’s level online courses in Educational Technology for Boise State, Walden, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. I believe that... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Verbena

2:00pm

Introduction to Mobile App/Game Creation Using Construct 2 for Windows PC
Interested in creating mobile apps/games using a Windows PC? Then this workshop is for you! Come join us for a hands-on opportunity using the free Windows based Construct 2 software to create a working mobile app/game without learning a programming language. Apps/Games you create can all run on iPhone/iPads, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, in a browser, and on desktop computers. You can even publish to the App Store, Amazon, or Google Play and charge for your creation. Use the same activities and tools to inspire your students and engage them in app creation in your classroom.

All participants should bring a Windows PC laptop with Construct 2 from http://scirra.com installed for this session. A Mac cannot be used for this workshop unless running Windows.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Associate Director of Technology, Georgia Tech CEISMC
Monday Windows Construct 2 Session Links: | Windows Construct Workshop Files & Windows Optional Helper Files & Intro Presentation | Tuesday Mac Gamesalad Session links: | Mac GS Workshop Files & Mac Optional Helper Files & Intro Presentation | Click on Read More below to make links appear. | | Chris Thompson has been involved in Instructional Technology and Evaluation projects for over 20 years. Since the early 90’s he has... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Aster

2:00pm

Memorizing is to Know, Creating is to Understand
Memorizing is to know, creating is to understand and workflows ensure creativity flows to enable learners to master and understand their learning by creating something new. Working on the iPad requires different thinking and different workflows. Jenny will be presenting some basic workflows for participants to try that can be used in any curriculum area: from Math to English to Science or Geography. Once you have a grasp of workflows, the sky is the limit! Jenny will also be giving away some visual prompters for workflows.

Apps suggested for this session include Explain Everything, Bookcreator, Strip Design, Lino, iMovie, Dropbox and Evernote.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Lantana

3:00pm

Afternoon Snack Break
Monday September 16, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom and Terrace Foyers

3:15pm

A Whole New World of Web Apps
Web-based applications (web apps) are growing by leaps and bounds. They are becoming essential to teachers and districts who can't afford client-based software and the licenses.

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate ways to integrate and implement Web-based apps in the classroom. Teachers need to begin with a few apps, be comfortable with them to able to use them efficiently and successfully with students. The apps that will be featured were chosen for their ability to let students and teachers create using their web-based app. This session will not only give ideas to take back to the classroom, but will also show how to present and share these projects, personally and globally.


Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Primrose

3:15pm

Get the Most out of Your iPad
There's amazing potential when you have an iPad in your hand. While Apple says that you already know how to use it, there are many things you would never figure out unless someone told you. Tony Vincent is ready to tell you about many of those magical things. Learn about tips for using the keyboard, treating your battery right, projecting the screen, finding quality apps and app sales, and more. The best part is that Tony will share these wondrous tidbits using the top creation apps. You'll see humorous animations, simple collages, insightful comics, stunning slideshows, and educational movies—all made on an iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Canyon III

3:15pm

How to Plan Lessons for a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Classroom
A typical concern for many BYOT teacher is how to plan activities when you know that the students in your classes will come in with many different devices. This session will offer the participants multiple resources that can be used by the teacher to meet the multi device needs as well as creating useful, relevant, and fun activities. We will be using Google forms, poll everywhere, and other great resources. All the demonstrated programs and apps are free and can be adapted for use in all grade levels and subject areas. This session is intended for beginners and intermediate skill levels.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Crompton

Helen Crompton

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & ISTE Faculty Member, Old Dominion University & ISTE
Helen Crompton is a highly experienced presenter, author, and educator in the field of educational technology. Crompton draws from 20 years in education, with 16 of those years as a full time classroom teacher in grades K-10 and as a technology coordinator. With a PhD in Educational Technology and Mathematics, she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University VA. Crompton has presented at... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Murphey

3:15pm

Interactive Keynotes + iPads = Engaged Students
Teachers everywhere are looking for great ways to transition into paperless classrooms while still managing to keep their students engaged.  This session explores the easy use of interactive Keynotes on the iPad, creating an engaging and collaborative experience for students.  Participants will not only be given multiple examples of how to use Keynotes in an Elementary Classroom for Reading, Math, and Science, but they will also be shown a “how-to” on creating these interactive Keynotes and transferring them to iPads in the students’ hands.

Co-presented with Nancy Goodnight 

Speakers
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Amy Vedeikis

Teacher, Rowan-Salisbury School System


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Acacia

3:15pm

Mobile Classroom Management
Want to keep your students on task, be able to monitor their behavior while mobile, have the ability to run behavior reports for parents, and check for student understanding at the end of a lesson? Join us to learn about a variety of free classroom management apps and the ways that Flagstaff teachers are making use of these apps in the classroom. During this hands-on session we will investigate the functionality of several apps and discuss how the suite of apps can be used to manage student behavior. This session will include time dedicated to learning about the app and then facilitated discussion on the use of each app within the classroom for student behavior management. Participants will come away from the session with an understanding of many apps that can help them become mobile with their classroom management. The apps that will be used are: ClassDojo, Student Clicker – Socrative, Teacher Clicker – Socrative, Too Noisy, Random Name Selector, and Giant Timer. Participants should download these apps ahead of time, in order to fully participate in the session.

Co-presented with Brad Kamradt and Mary Knight  

Speakers
avatar for Heather Zeigler

Heather Zeigler

Instructional Technology Specialist, Flagstaff Unified School District
Heather has worked in the education field for 14 years, with 10 of those years focused on instructional technology as a Digital Literacy Specialist for the Flagstaff Unified School District (Flagstaff, Arizona). In this role, Heather has supported a district-wide iPad rollout, by providing professional development and ongoing collaboration centered on instructional uses of the iPads within classrooms. Heather has presented at a number of local... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Indigo

3:15pm

Student Storychasers: A New Media Journalism Club
Learn how to start an after-school Storychasers (new media journalism) club which can amplify stories of wonderful learning at school as well as provide opportunities for students to use mobile devices to develop digital literacy skills. Learn about the experiences and lessons learned of elementary students and teachers in Yukon, Oklahoma, who have participated in after-school Storychasers clubs since the Spring of 2012. Learn about ways to use web publishing platforms like WordPress and Blogger to solicit as well as moderate student submitted blog posts, and ideas for developing a digital badging system using BadgeOS (free) and Credly to encourage the development of students’ digital communication skills.
http://storychasers.org/clubs/ 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Finger Rock

3:15pm

The Quest for the Magic App
There are so many applications available for mobile devices and not enough time to use them all! Teachers are pursuing the magic app that will motivate their students, help them achieve, develop their digital age skills, and sustain their interest. In this session, determine new ways to hunt for apps; investigate their potential strengths and weaknesses; and capture some great apps from your colleagues. Come prepared with an app to share, and maybe you will even discover the magic app!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Forsyth County Schools
Dr. Tim Clark is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, a school district recognized internationally for leadership in instructional technology and its BYOT efforts. Dr. Tim Clark promotes BYOT for transforming classrooms into learning communities with personalized technology tools. He is the author of the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured regarding BYOT in NBC News, EdTech Magazine... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Canyon I

4:30pm

Reception
Bring your drink ticket and mingle with other mobile-minded educators.

The reception is sponsored by app developers. Their apps appear on the slideshow playing during the reception.

The sponsors include: Answer Underground, Atlas Learning Inc., iHomeEducator Inc., Kidsemail.org, Mobile Learning Services, Montessori, MorrisCooke, Pyxwise Software, Inc., SonicPics, Spinlight, Splash Math, Squirrels LLC, TheAnswerPad.com, Wanderful Interactive Storybooks, and Wisekids. 

 

Monday September 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Arizona Foyer & Terrace

5:30pm

Dinner
Monday September 16, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom

6:30pm

Keynote: Mobilize Me! Engaging Digital Age Learners
Mobile technology tools have the power to radically transform teaching and learning experiences in the digital age!  When students can access any information using the technology tools in their pockets, what happens to the role of the teacher?  What are the particular needs and characteristics of digital age students?  Although students are often experts with mobile devices, they may not realize how to learn with them. Discover how educators and students can utilize innovative technology tools to energize and mobilize learning in their schools, classrooms, and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Forsyth County Schools
Dr. Tim Clark is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, a school district recognized internationally for leadership in instructional technology and its BYOT efforts. Dr. Tim Clark promotes BYOT for transforming classrooms into learning communities with personalized technology tools. He is the author of the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured regarding BYOT in NBC News, EdTech Magazine... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

Keynote: The Game Plan
Peggy Sheehy has been using virtual worlds and games in her teaching since 2006. Although education has finally noticed gaming and virtual worlds, this attention has divided into two very different perspectives. Some see engagement, concentration and collaboration, while others see isolation, social dysfunction and addiction. And most recently, the "Gamification Bandwagon" has come to town–layering another level of hype and confusion onto the topic that only serves to provide some interests with an easy sell- while marginalizing the powerful impact these tools have in the hands of skilled educators. Now more than ever, mobile technology has afforded possibilities for us to harness this powerful pedagogy and allow for authentic agency in learning! However, it's often the educators who have difficulty seeing the relevance of games to some portion of their curriculum. It's time to dispel the myths surrounding these concepts, and draw clear connections between games and learning. As the role of mobile devices continues to grow more and more pervasive in our everyday lives, we can support a return to "playfulness literacy." Education can’t afford to stand still but must continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of its learners. Games can help us to create a rich, dynamic and challenging learning environment, tapping into a resource that has cultural resonance for our students. Peggy Sheehy will discuss why games engage us, how we can harness that engagement for learning and provide examples of this solid pedagogical approach happening right now in schools all over the world, and give attendees practical examples and resources to begin using these powerful learning platforms. 

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Sheehy

Peggy Sheehy

Teacher, Ramapo Central School District
Peggy Sheehy is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. Peggy thrives on learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity. | | After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served as a classroom teacher, district... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Morning Snack Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:00am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom and Terrace Foyers

10:15am

Geocaching with Your Mobile Device
Do you want to learn about geocaching? Or how to geocache with your mobile device? Or how to incorporate geocaching into your K-12 classroom? Or, do you just want to break up a day of sitting in conference rooms to get outside for some fresh air and exercise? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you.

After a brief classroom introduction, participants will venture outside of the conference center and use their GPS-enabled mobile devices to locate geocaches hidden near the conference resort. After hopefully locating several geocaches, the session will conclude with a brainstorming session on how GPS-enabled mobile devices can be integrated into K-12 classrooms.

Before the session, download the free app from Geocaching.com entitled Geocaching Intro. It’s available for three devices:

iPhone/iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geocaching-intro/id329541503?mt=8)

Android (http://store.dodost.com/navigation/geocaching-intro/)

Windows 7 Phone (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/geocaching-live/33e84192-f9f3-425a-840d-dd2907808b33)

OR download any other app that activates the GPS feature of your mobile device.

The session instructor uses the $9.99 version of Geocaching by Geocaching.com, but she suggests that everyone use the free app, Geocaching Intro, first – and download the full version later if they get hooked!

Participants will learn about the origins of geocaching, how to use the Geocaching Intro app and all the features of that app, how to use the web resource: geocaching.com, as well as guidelines for geocaching, and guidelines for finding and hiding caches.

This session will employ a learn-by-doing, constructivist approach to ensure that participants are actively engaged, challenged to learn and integrate new concepts, working collaboratively with other participants, learning from their mistakes, and applying their new understandings and skills to their own teaching/learning situations. As such, the session will model one approach to using GPS-enabled devices in K-12 classrooms.

Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Finger Rock

10:15am

How iPads Revolutionized Our 1-to-1 Program
The Fourth Grade of Sidwell Friends has had a 1:1 program for several years. But when we moved from netbooks to iPads, things changed. What changed during our first year with these devices and why? As one teacher shares a classroom’s triumphs, challenges, and surprises, we will discuss: How does a technological platform impact teaching and learning? What new work becomes possible with a new tool? How does a community respect old priorities while establishing new ones? How can it both be not about the iPad and all about the iPad? New and experienced tech integrators are invited to come and share in this reflective session.  

Speakers
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Lesley Younge

4th Grade Teacher, Sidwell Friends School
A graduate of Bank Street College of Education, Lesley Younge is in her third year of teaching fourth grade at Sidwell Friends School. Prior to moving to Washington D.C., she taught at The Dalton School in New York City for five years. A bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a brief career in advertising led to an interest in media literacy and digital citizenship, concepts she incorporates into teaching with technology with the hope... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Acacia

10:15am

iBooks Author: Making Novel Studies Appsolutely Amazing!
In this session, participants will immerse themselves in the use of iBooks Author as a powerful and purposeful tool in making novel studies truly a 21st Century experience! By learning how to create and scaffold an iBook, to embedding widgets and assigning "apptivities," participants will come away with a working knowledge of how to create a novel study using iBooks as the ultimate iPad delivery platform for teacher and students.

The session will begin with a “how-to” on navigating iBooks Author with a special emphasis on using the available widgets and creating apptivities that promote critical thinking. Learn how to set up chapters, add video, links, along with widgets that allow for keynotes, picture galleries, quizzes and more! In order to fully participate in this hands-on session, participants will need a Macbook running Lion with the free iBooks Author app downloaded.

Once creation is complete, attention will shift to the finished product using iBooks on the iPad. Participants will see how adding pictures brings setting and vocabulary to life; understand the impact of adding a keynote that allows for student manipulation on the iPad; realize the power of interactive assessments at students’ fingertips; and, can develop rigorous, paperless assignments using available apps. An iBook novel study will be shared with participants allowing for a personal view into the expectations and flow of the student experience.

The session will conclude with a quick look at the logistics of using iBooks in your classroom, including syncing and file sharing through iTunes.

Ready to take your novel studies into the digital age? If so, this session will give you the skills and confidence to jump into iBooks Author to create an engaging and interactive “novel” experience for your students!

*Apps used in this session include: Keynote, Pages, Educreations, Doodlebuddy, i-nigma and iMovie

Co-presented with Amy Vedeikis 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Goodnight

Nancy Goodnight

Teacher, Rowan Salisbury Schools
Nancy Goodnight is Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Child Generalist and currently finishing her seventh year of teaching elementary education. Goodnight serves as a 21st Century Model Classroom Teacher in the Rowan Salisbury School District. Her degrees include a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Master's of Arts in Teaching and her Academically and Intellectually Gifted License from UNC-Charlotte. She spends considerable time sharing her passion... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Aster

10:15am

Mobile Apps & Curriculum for Your Class
Learn how to create a free mobile application for your class for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) as well as Android smartphones/tablets. In this session we will learn how to create both web apps (which run via a web browser and do not require Apple Store / Android Marketplace approval) as well as basic, native mobile apps. Several different, free mobile app development options will be explored and demonstrated. No prior programming experience is required! Become an educational leader in the mobile learning revolution by offering your students opportunities to access your course content via a customized, mobile application YOU create and update!

http://wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/apps

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon III

10:15am

Podcasts, Vodcasts and Screencasts
Come to this session if you want to know how to make podcasts, vodcasts, and screencasts. Step-by-step instructions will be given to develop these audio and video files. Practical tips and ideas will be provided as ideas for how to create and use podcasts, vodcasts, and screencasts as teacher made resources, or how they can be given to students to create for activities or assessments. All the demonstrated programs and apps are free and can be adapted for use in all grade levels and subject areas.

Please note that the screencasts will be demonstrated for the iPad during this session and not for an Android device. The participants attending this session can choose to just listen and try out the ideas later as the session will be fast paced. If the participants want to follow along with the step by step activities please download Audacity to your laptops beforehand and ScreenChomp and ShowMe to your iOS device.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Crompton

Helen Crompton

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & ISTE Faculty Member, Old Dominion University & ISTE
Helen Crompton is a highly experienced presenter, author, and educator in the field of educational technology. Crompton draws from 20 years in education, with 16 of those years as a full time classroom teacher in grades K-10 and as a technology coordinator. With a PhD in Educational Technology and Mathematics, she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University VA. Crompton has presented at... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Lantana

10:15am

WoWinSchool: The Hero's Journey
Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplay Games, or MMO’s, have dominated the computer gaming industry for the last several years. MMO’s go beyond traditional computer gaming, though. They are vibrant, persistent, and surprisingly social worlds, and now many of them are mobile! As educators begin to take their first steps into these spaces, we’re finding that there’s a wealth of often overlooked educational value for our learners. Join Peggy Sheehy and explore the highly popular MMO, World of Warcraft, as well as the free ELA curriculum, "WoWinSchool: The Hero’s Journey". Peggy has been running this program with 6th -10th grade students since 2008, and has a wealth of tips and tricks to share! Not only will you be introduced to World of Warcraft, but you’ll also learn strategies used to adapt worlds like these to our classrooms, and the concepts you’ll learn can be adapted to any MMO, including Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars 2, RuneScape, and others. Grab your sword, strap on your armor, and don your educator’s cap of wisdom as we embark on a quest for learning!

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Sheehy

Peggy Sheehy

Teacher, Ramapo Central School District
Peggy Sheehy is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. Peggy thrives on learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity. | | After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served as a classroom teacher, district... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon I

10:15am

Hands-On Introduction to Mobile App/Game Creation with GameSalad for Mac
Interested in creating the next "Angry Birds" for learning? Then this workshop is for you! Come join us for a hands-on opportunity using the free Mac based GameSalad software to create a working mobile app/game without learning a programming language. Apps/Games you create can all run on iPhone/iPads, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, in a browser, and on desktop computers. You can even publish to the App Store, Amazon, or Google Play and charge for your creation. Use the same activities and tools to inspire your students and engage them in app creation in your classroom.

All participants should bring a Mac laptop with GameSalad Creator from http://gamesalad.com installed for this session. A Windows PC cannot be used for this workshop.

Speakers
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Chris Thompson

Associate Director of Technology, Georgia Tech CEISMC
Monday Windows Construct 2 Session Links: | Windows Construct Workshop Files & Windows Optional Helper Files & Intro Presentation | Tuesday Mac Gamesalad Session links: | Mac GS Workshop Files & Mac Optional Helper Files & Intro Presentation | Click on Read More below to make links appear. | | Chris Thompson has been involved in Instructional Technology and Evaluation projects for over 20 years. Since the early 90’s he has... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 12:30pm
Indigo

10:15am

Introduction into Digital Storytelling Using iPads
Want to engage students in exciting projects that integrate different subject areas and incorporate Common Core standards? In this two hour workshop, you will discover how to plan a digital story project, create rubrics for assessment, and explore storytelling apps that will help your students create and publish their projects. Digital storytelling comes in a variety of forms and blends multimedia tools such as graphics, audio, video and online publishing. Learn the strategies, see student work, and help your students create a story of their own!

Don't have an iPad? No worries. Heather will have a limited number available to use during the workshop. She will also be giving away some redemption codes and subscriptions for the apps used in the workshop.  

Speakers
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Heather Breedlove

21st Century Skills Technology Coach, Litchfield Elementary School District
An educator for over 9 years, Heather Breedlove has taught a variety of grade levels from 2nd to 6th. Currently, Heather is the 21st Century Skills Technology Coach for the Litchfield Elementary School District. Always striving to incorporate technology into the classroom, her goal is to make technology a natural extension of the learning process. | | For all my presentation materials, check out my website, Tech2Inspire!


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 12:30pm
Verbena

10:15am

iREAD! Integrating iPads for Reading Engagement, Achievement, and Development
Globally, schools are investing in iPads, but how can they ensure that these mobile devices are tied to curricular needs and that their integration in instruction ultimately contributes to improved student achievement? With clear instructional goals and active engaging pedagogy, these devices can be leveraged in affective learning experiences for students. Based on the successes of a school district in Arizona, implementing iPads as instructional tools to meet a state third grade reading proficiency mandate, attendees will learn strategies to integrate mobile devices with established curricular goals, discover apps to support reading instruction in grades K-3, collect methods for locating, evaluating and selecting apps, gain insights on conditions critical for success, and consider ways to evaluate the success of a mobile learning initiative. Attendees will participate in reflective activities that include prompts and responses for creating an individualized framework. This session will be hands-on and is appropriate for users of all levels--beginning, intermediate or advanced. Join us for an action-packed session and leave with a set of tools that will be customizable for your own mobile device initiative!

Co-presented with Brad Kamradt and Heather Zeigler 

Speakers
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Mary Knight

Director of Technology, Flagstaff Unified School District
Mary has been an educator for over 20 years and has served as the Director of Technology for Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona since 2001. Her initial teaching position as an Elementary Library Media Specialist provided an opportunity to witness the power of technology in students' hands. From 2007-10 she served as Project Director for the Northern Arizona Technology Integration Coaching Consortium (NATICC)--one of the coaching... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 12:30pm
Primrose

10:15am

Redefining Mobile Learning as We Innovate!
For effective mobile integration, it must be more than a laptop replacement and less about the device. Considering the educational technology SAMR model developed by Ruben R Puentendura, we will contemplate innovative and impactful ways to integrate any mobile device in the classroom. Using backwards design, decide what we want students to know and be able to do leading them to higher level Blooms, helping them become creative contributors of their own learning.  Let’s communicate, collaborate and create, as we utilize fun, hands-on tasks using any mobile device.

Leave with knowledge of the SAMR model while utilizing speech-to-text functions in the following experiences:
  • Substitution using photos and Readlists.
  • Augmentation using collage apps.
  • Modification using digital enhancement apps.
  • Redefinition using storytelling, moving making, ePub or presentation apps.

As you think about your classroom, transform instruction using ideas previously inconceivable before mobile technologies. Contemplate what will work for you and how to manage this recharged classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Administrators

Devices:
 iPad, Google Devices, Surface Tablet. (Mobile devices could possibly be utilized if they have a camera, and the internet).

Apps*
: QR Code readers and: 

  • iPad: I-nigma, PicCollage, Phonto, HaikuDeck, Videolicious
  • Nexus/Google: Skitch, Deck, Magisto.
  • Surface: Fotor, SkitchFree, more to come
  • Chromebook: Loupe Collage, Pixlr Editor, Google Presentation, Fotofriend

 *Check back for an updated list of apps to make sure we keep innovative and current.



Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Arns

Jennifer Arns

Instructional Programs Director, OETC
Jennifer Arns is a creative, passionate educator who has been able to integrate her enthusiasm on brain research and learning styles with a love of technology emersion. Serving as the Instructional Programs Director of OETC since 2001 has afforded her opportunities and networks that include setting up and running conferences and training on a variety of technologies, content and instructional strategies for businesses and schools.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 12:30pm
Murphey

11:30am

A Canvas for Learning: Online Sticky Note Walls
Padlet and Lino are the two best online sticky note services around. They are web-based and work great on iPads, PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. Walls can be set up so that students can use them without logins or passwords, making them easy to infuse into lessons. And the sticky notes aren't limited to text–they can have images, videos, and hyperlinks. Discover how teachers are using these virtual message boards everyday to collect student products, power communication, and fuel productive collaboration.

Speakers
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Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon III

11:30am

Best iPad Apps to Empower Primary (PK-2) Students to Succeed
Mobile learning is not yet pervasive in PK-2 classrooms, but its potential is enormous. This session is designed to specifically help those teachers and administrators who accept the challenge to integrate mobile technologies into their schools and classrooms. It provides both a list of apps suited for PK-2 classrooms, and numerous instructional strategies that (1) foster active, participatory learning, (2) increase student engagement in the learning process, and (3) create exciting, empowering, exploratory, student-centered learning environments.

Using iPads and age-appropriate apps gives PK-2 classroom teachers many opportunities to instill in young students a curiosity about geography, science, mathematics, social studies, language, and the world in which they live. A multitude of these apps turn iPads into multidisciplinary, inquiry-driven, field-based tools useful across all curricula.

Many apps support multiple learning styles, presenting data that is visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, and the iPad’s tactile interface and media-friendly approach introduce a new element into the learning experience for young students. iPads and well-chosen apps can capture the imagination of students and motivate them to learn more on their own.

This session explores five accessibility features (zoom magnification, large text, speak selection, assistivetouch, guided access) that are useful for PK-2 classrooms. Finally, this session showcases six criteria for evaluating mobile apps that help children learn in real world, context-rich, student-centered environments in which learning is relevant and focused on concrete approaches to solving real-world problems. I label these criteria the 6Cs and evaluate to what extent does an app allow teachers and students to create, communicate, connect, collaborate, contextualize and critique.

Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finger Rock

11:30am

Common Core Math Standards and Mobile Learning
This session will be full of practical tips and ideas which can be taken directly back to the classroom. Designed for elementary and middle school math teachers, this session will demonstrate a great many useful apps and show the participants how to create authentic real-world activities. These activities are directly aligned to the Common Core mathematical practices. Free apps have been selected where possible and highlight great math apps from the many thousands of apps available.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Crompton

Helen Crompton

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & ISTE Faculty Member, Old Dominion University & ISTE
Helen Crompton is a highly experienced presenter, author, and educator in the field of educational technology. Crompton draws from 20 years in education, with 16 of those years as a full time classroom teacher in grades K-10 and as a technology coordinator. With a PhD in Educational Technology and Mathematics, she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University VA. Crompton has presented at... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lantana

11:30am

The Flipped Mobile Classroom - Beyond Screencasts and Student Response Systems
With the Flipped Classroom, teachers turn the traditional classroom structure on its head and use technology - typically, mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, or laptops - to reorganize class so that students maximize the value of their time with their teachers and peers. However, after providing students with custom content to consume on mobile devices, and assessing them with student response systems, what does this flipped learning really look like? In this session, we will examine scenarios from elementary through high school that provide examples of these "upside down" learning environments where students engage, explore, and collaborate. The Flipped Classroom isn’t just about bringing iPads or tablets into classrooms - it’s about using them to transform the way that students learn.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon I

11:30am

The Library in Your Pocket - Go Mobile!
Participants in this session will learn that their public library has so much more to offer than books, audio books and ebooks. Did you know that many public libraries provide apps for reading magazines, downloading music and learning languages? Come to this session to learn how to find, download and use mobile apps to access free content in multiple formats. This session will be especially useful for novices and will provide instruction for downloading apps for multiple devices. Participants should bring their library cards to the session and confirm any PINs or login information associated with that card.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Ewers

Sharon Ewers

Librarian, Scottsdale Unified School District
Sharon is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, but attended schools in Virginia, California, and Illinois. She began her teaching career in Illinois at Oak Park River Forest High School. Sharon has been the librarian at Arcadia High School for 24 fun-filled years. She has been instrumental in bringing technology to Arcadia students and teachers. Sharon has been recognized as the Teacher Librarian of the year by the Arizona State Library Association... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Aster

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday September 17, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:45pm

App Stacking to Ignite Critical Thinking
Everyone knows that individual apps have a purpose but what if you use two or three or four apps to create an end result? Learn how to use multiple apps in a process called app stacking to create a richer end result. We want to encourage students to explore and internalize the different app functions so they can create projects on their own and truly understand the underpinnings and possibilities of going mobile.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Burdick

Katherine Burdick

CEO, Mobile Learning Services
Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Canyon III

1:45pm

Augmented Reality Supporting Learning
The presenter of this session will cover the basics of augmented reality (AR). The participants will be shown how AR can be used in the educational setting and we will go through step by step instructions of how to create our own augmented reality using Aurasma. Workshop participants will need Aurasma downloaded to their iOS or Android device to participate in the session. All the demonstrated programs and apps are free and can be adapted for use in the majority of grade levels and subject areas. This session is intended for those with little to no experience in using AR.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Crompton

Helen Crompton

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & ISTE Faculty Member, Old Dominion University & ISTE
Helen Crompton is a highly experienced presenter, author, and educator in the field of educational technology. Crompton draws from 20 years in education, with 16 of those years as a full time classroom teacher in grades K-10 and as a technology coordinator. With a PhD in Educational Technology and Mathematics, she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University VA. Crompton has presented at... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Finger Rock

1:45pm

Cat Herding 101: Managing Mobile Devices
A truck just backed up to the school and dumped out 500 shiny new mobile devices!!! ...Now what...? How are you going to get the apps, books and documents on those machines that your students need? Do you want to manage access? What about security? Oh... and about that camera... Got a headache yet?
Come hear about some of the great options that are out there for managing mobile devices. Bob Martin is a trainer with MOREnet, University of Missouri and he travels the state of Missouri assisting schools with the selection, application and management of mobile devices and has tons of information and a few case studies to share. We will talk options, costs, features and answer as many questions as we can in this informational session.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Technical Trainer, MOREnet, University of Missouri
Bob has been researching and teaching technology to teachers for over 7 years with MOREnet, a consortium through the University of Missouri that helps schools with internet and network. His background in technology and understanding of the challenges facing schools give him a unique perspective. He has spent the last two years intensely researching mobile technologies and how to apply them in the classroom. His first and favorite question to... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Primrose

1:45pm

iPadding Sixth Graders to Improve Language Learning
Empirical research in mobile language learning is still scarce. The purpose of this session is to report on a pilot study that explores the role of mobile technology in the learning and teaching of a foreign language. There are fundamental properties of mobile devices - such as portability, individuality, interactivity and connectivity - that are essential to foreign language education, in that they enhance exposure and noticing, promote interaction and develop corrective feedback. The mobile device used is iPad3 primarily because it is compatible with the most recent applications for the development of interactive skills and, compared to other mobile devices, it has a wider high-resolution touch screen, which helps learners’ focus, raising their awareness and making them notice key language features.

A class of sixth graders was observed in their first year of learning Italian and compared to the sixth grade class of the previous year, now in seventh grade. The application ‘Notability’ replaced both textbook and notebook. In line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), all language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) were practiced, with a particular focus on spoken interaction.

Students were emailed the material the teacher wanted them to work on, they opened it using ‘Notability’ and did their assignments – aural, oral or written; in pairs or individually, depending on the task. This application also allows audio-recording, therefore students recorded themselves in spoken production tasks, and recorded each other in spoken interaction tasks. Most importantly, they could listen to their own recordings and self-evaluate their performance. Once the assignments in their various formats were completed, they were sent to the teacher for evaluation.

At the end of the year, a comprehensive standardized level test was administered. Results indicate that this year's sixth graders performed better in listening (+19.65%), spoken interaction (+18.66%) and reading (+23.66%), whereas the average score in writing is the same across the two groups of sixth graders. While the seven graders have improved their score in all components since last year, surprisingly, in spoken interaction, the sixth graders outperformed them by 15%.

These results are even more compelling given the fact that this year's sixth grade group has increased twofold since last year's. What makes the results particularly significant is that both groups shared the same teacher, the same curriculum and the same textbook. What seemed to have made the difference is the introduction of the iPad. Results thus, show that, thanks to mobile technology, the sixth graders of the current year have progressed better than the sixth graders of the previous year.

Co-presented with Adena Dershowitz

Speakers
avatar for Sonia Rocca

Sonia Rocca

Foreign Language Teacher, Lycée Français de New York
Sonia Rocca obtained a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, specializing in the acquisition of a second language in childhood. She is the author of "Child Second Language Acquisition" (Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2007). She has taught French and English at secondary level in Italy and Italian at primary, secondary and university levels in Britain. She has also taught graduate courses at NYU Steinhardt School of Education and has... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Acacia

1:45pm

Let Them Be Heard! Discussion Strategies for Mobile Learners
Click for the online handout.

Overview
Modern technology has changed what a discussion looks like and how many voices can be heard at one time. Mobile based discussions provide a chance for "All" students to participate and share what they know. Learn how to implement mobile based discussion strategies to build a community of connected learners fully engaged in class and beyond school hours.

Objectives:
Attendees will get a chance to tap into the mobile-based best practices for engaging students in discussions anyday, anytime. At the end of the presentation teachers will…
Know how to implement mobile based discussion strategies to build a community of connected learners fully engaged in class.

Building a Community
Do your students feel like they are part of a community or just attending a class? In this segment we will provide strategies to increase student by-in, class involvement, and maintain connectedness outside of the school day. Social media options for building a community could include any of the following: Facebook Page, Edmodo, Class Blog.

Discussions Beyond the Classroom
Class time is precious! Think about the times when there that extra, interesting academic topic to discuss that doesn’t need teacher guidance or doesn’t have to fit into the schedule. Google Groups or a Learning Management System threaded discussion (like Schoology) are tools that allow students to see everyone’s ideas and comment over an extended time. Strategies used with these tools are academic topics to be explored, opinions to be expressed, reflecting on a topic already learned, commenting on other students’ thoughts, expressing support for student performance or providing constructive criticism. These tools can spark discussions during class and continue beyond the school day.

Democratization of Class Discussion
Don’t rely on a handful of vocal students, bring all your students into the conversation with mobile devices. Using Google Forms or Socrative, you can empower your students to express their opinions and share their knowledge. When you couple these tools with a projector, your students receive recognition and are accountable to their classmates for their responses. These strategies can motivate and fully engage the entire class.

Co-presented with Dan McDowell 

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Hoffman

Reuben Hoffman

Digital Learning Coach, Grossmont Union High School District
Reuben Hoffman is a Social Science teacher turned Digital Learning Coach in the Grossmont Union High School District (San Diego County).  He holds an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Reuben volunteers as Vice President of San Diego CUE (SDCUE).  He is a WeVideo Ambassador and has been recognized as a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Indigo

1:45pm

Mobilizing Student Assessment with Evernote- A Practical Approach
Evernote is a suite of products that can be used on a variety of mobile devices that aims to help users act upon ideas, projects and experiences. This session will show attendees how Evernote and it's suite of products can be used on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to transform the way teachers organise and keep student assessment. Teachers and students alike now have the ability to stay organised, improve productivity and workflow and become more accountable for documenting and collecting student assessment and data. Using Evernote products on tablets and smart phones as well as mobile computers allows students and teachers to have all assessment and portfolios easily accessible and synchronised across multiple devices. A hands on workshop, presentations and discussion to allow attendees to begin using Evernote to enable them to become a paperless, organised teaching and learning professional. Attendees are asked to come with the following products installed on their device- Evernote, Skitch, Penultimate, Kustomnote, Explain Everything and Dolphin Browser. 

Speakers
avatar for Bec Spink

Bec Spink

Teacher/eLearning Leader, Aitken Creek Primary School
Bec is a primary (elementary) school teacher in Melbourne, Australia. She has been teaching for 5 years and is currently the school’s eLearning leader and literacy teaching and learning coach. Much of her time is spent supporting and mentoring other teachers to treat technology as an integral component of classroom practice and use social media responsibly. She aims to give students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aster

1:45pm

Photo and Video Apps for Androids in the Classroom
Lacking creativity? Let Android apps do the hard work for you. Learn how to use a single app to manipulate a photo or video, how to create a single project using multiple apps, and how to share your work with the world. BYOD and play along with us! We will be looking at Magisto, WeVideo, VidTrim, Pixlr Express, Snapseed, Photo Grid, Textgram, Skitch and more if time allows.  

Speakers
avatar for Andy King

Andy King

Technical Trainer, MOREnet, University of Missouri
Andy King is a technical trainer with MOREnet, he works with teachers and librarians in the state of Missouri. Andy is a former assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri where he taught educational technology. Prior to teaching at UCM he was a fourth grade teacher, middle school basketball coach and high school football coach.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Verbena

1:45pm

STEM + Common Core = Empowerment
Envision a classroom filled with eager students. In that same classroom, students have access to iPads and Vernier probe ware as core components for instruction. Most importantly, the students are investigating a real-world problem in hopes of finding a solution for improving the world around them. Educationally, this scenario is ideal fodder for rigor and relevance! Merge eager students and real world applications with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Common Core to create an educational environment filled with inquiry and problem-based learning. During this session participants will experience all of these components in action via video clips, digital artifacts, and lesson experiences collected onboard the STEM Exploration Lab, a K-5 mobile classroom. Featured lesson samples will include Changes Around Our World: Physical and Chemical, Growing Strong: Interdependence of Living Things, Environmental Alert: Water and Air Quality, and Exploring STEM: Careers and Skills for Success. Student activities related to these lessons and the format for classroom delivery will be demonstrated and practiced briefly throughout the session. A few demonstrations to look forward to will be digital science note booking, simple data collection for K-2 students, and the vital role of student reflection in the classroom. Evidence of seamless integration across the curriculum promises to be inspiring! Featured apps participants may want to download prior to attending the session for demonstration use include iMotionHD by Fingerlab, Popplet Lite by Notion, Pic Stitch by Big Blue Clip, LLC, Evernote, SketchBook Express by Autodesk, Inc., i-nigma by 3GVision (or your favorite QR code reader) and Trading Cards by ReadWriteThink. All levels of technology users welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pruitt

Amy Pruitt

Director of Horizons Unlimited, Rowan-Salisbury School System
Amy Pruitt has served students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina for 25 years at both the elementary and middle levels. She was part of the Rowan-Salisbury 21st Century Model Classroom teacher, holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescent/English Language Arts, has a Master's degree in Elementary Education, and is licensed in Academically Gifted education. She has spent the majority of her career in a... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Lantana

1:45pm

What’s Your Mantra? A Guide to Empowering Teachers on the Road to Discovery
If you follow the Twitter feed at a conference, you'll catch short, powerful phrases that inspire and make you think. Tom Daccord's "Failure is...mandatory" for instance, or Singapore's "Teach less, learn more". Having a "mantra" or guiding message in your head doesn't create change, but it can be an inspiration for moving toward change with a purpose. Mantras are a key tool in our professional development process. Learn how searching for, selecting, and evolving personal mantras helped to facilitate group conversations and promote personal progress.

Sidwell Friends School’s Lower School technology coordinator and a fourth grade classroom teacher will
share how identifying mantras related to teachers’ experiences and learning with iPads has created a collaborative spirit among the faculty, and inspired teachers to evaluate and challenge themselves to grow and take risks as they integrate iPads into their program. The conversations around mantras has lead to deeper conversations about our teaching, and public conversations via our collaborative blog, “iPad Adventures in Lower School”.

Come to this interactive session to learn how to inspire your colleagues to think big, share mantras and hear those of others, and start to focus in on the guiding messages that will lead your next efforts to achieve the goals and meet the challenges you are facing at your school. 

Co-presented with Leslie Younge

Speakers
avatar for Jenni Swanson Voorhees

Jenni Swanson Voorhees

Idea Coordinator, Sidwell Friends School
Jenni Swanson Voorhees is the Coordinator of Academic Technology at Sidwell Friends School. At the Lower School, her role is Idea Coordinator, linking technology to curriculum. She has been integrating iPads since 2011 with a focus on pedagogy and purpose. With her colleagues, she writes the iPad Adventures at Lower School blog. Jenni runs workshops about digital citizenship, learning with iPads, and other topics. She is chair of the NAIS 21st... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Canyon I

2:45pm

Afternoon Snack Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom and Terrace Foyers

3:00pm

Ignite
Come experience 13 presentations back-to-back! Each presentation has exactly 20 slides timed to advance every 15 seconds. That gives each speaker exactly five minutes. Presentations will be about a variety of mobile learning topics and stories.

Here's our presentation lineup:

Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Whole Education
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
@jackiegerstein 

Learning Mobile Learning
Felix Jacomino
@felixjacomino

My Device Can Beat Up Your Device
Andy King
@MoTechTrainer

The World Wide Web Without Water Wings
Dierdre Shetler
@dierdreshetler

PLNs and Making Connections
Jenny Ashby
@jjash

Creativity
John Kain
@johnckain

Make an Appointment to Play with Scratch
Wesley Fryer
@wfryer

Being a Life-Long Learner
Alice Christie
@DrAliceChristie

Technology Coaching: The Key to Successful Technology Integration
Suzanne Sallee
@ssallee

What I Know
Rodney Turner
@techyturner

The Importance of Play
Katherine Burdick
@iAppleLearner

Just Humor Me
John Spencer
@edrethink

Whatasizing Education
Carl Hooker
@mrhooker


Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Burdick

Katherine Burdick

CEO, Mobile Learning Services
Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources... Read More →
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Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →
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Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Gerstein

Jackie Gerstein

Faculty, Teacher Education & Educational Technology
My byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” I have taught face-to-face and online for several decades. Currently, I am an adjunct online faculty. I teach Master’s level online courses in Educational Technology for Boise State, Walden, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. I believe that... Read More →
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →
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Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →
avatar for John Kain

John Kain

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Phoenix Elementary School District #1
John Kain (@pesd1tech and @johnckain) is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Phoenix Elementary School District in Arizona. He is a Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer, and a level 1 Google Apps Administrator. John is also a longtime facilitator at the Arizona K12 Center’s Camp Plug and Play. You will find screencasts for his Kahoot session at bit.ly/pesdkahoot. Find his screencasts on other edtech... Read More →
avatar for Andy King

Andy King

Technical Trainer, MOREnet, University of Missouri
Andy King is a technical trainer with MOREnet, he works with teachers and librarians in the state of Missouri. Andy is a former assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri where he taught educational technology. Prior to teaching at UCM he was a fourth grade teacher, middle school basketball coach and high school football coach.
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →
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Dierdre Shetler

Technology Teacher, Cartwright School District
Dierdre Shetler is a middle school technology teacher in a low-income district in Phoenix, AZ. She has taught grades 6-8 in the regular classroom, as well as in the computer lab setting. She is passionate about teaching teachers how to use technology. In her spare time, she coordinates Edcamp Phoenix, because what teachers have to say matters! | | Session resources: https://prezi.com/5sf4ypicljre/anatomy-of-a-search/
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Teacher, Spotlight
John Spencer is a former middle school journalism and computer-programming teacher who is now working as a professor of instructional technology. He blogs at Spencer Ideas and has written for Kappan Magazine, Edutopia, Quiet Revolution, and The Answer Sheet. He is the co-author of the upcoming Creative Classroom: How Design Thinking and Maker Spaces are Reinventing Education, but he is most proud of co-writing Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom

6:30pm

Stargazing

Tucson is known as the astronomical capital of the world. The city keeps the skies dark with light control laws. This makes Tucson a great place for scientific and recreational stargazing.

Enjoy an evening under the stars with knowledgeable astronomy tour guides who will share the night sky through telescopes that gather over 1,600 times the light of the human eye. Learn about the latest astronomy apps for iPhone and iPad and how you can put them to use in the classroom. Explore the wonders of the universe with incredible views of craters, mountain ranges and ancient lava bed on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, double stars and star clusters.

Mobile Learning Experience 2013 participants can drop in to spend some time with the tour guides September 17th between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You’ll love exploring Tucson’s night sky!


Tuesday September 17, 2013 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Murphey Patio

7:00pm

Speed Apping
Get ready for a speedy ride through App-land! Every 10 minutes, you will move from one great teacher to another who will be ready to showcase awesome apps and share cool lesson ideas. This fast-paced, energizing session will be fun, exciting, and most importantly, full of some of the best ideas and resources to support a rich mobile learning experience for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Murphey
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

7:45am

Geeky T-Shirt Day!
A geek is someone who shows a lot of passion about a topic, and we certainly have our share of geeks coming to Mobile Learning Experience. To celebrate your geekiness, wear a geeky, nerdy, or techie shirt and be prepared to pose for pictures!

Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:45am - 7:45am
Grand Ballroom

7:45am

Breakfast
Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

5 Minutes of Creativity
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and worked on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Canyon I

9:00am

Everyone is an Expert at Edcamp
One of the biggest things an organization needs to consider before and during implementation of mobile devices is professional development. Yet, as a teacher, how many times has professional development directly impacted your classroom? Too often, professional development is something done TO you, not FOR you, with no regard to your classroom needs. This is especially true when people are trying to communicate too much information in not enough time about a new device, app, etc. The new Edcamp model of professional development capitalizes on each teacher’s unique types of expertise and areas of need. It reminds us that we don’t have to hire a consultant to get new learning. We are all experts.

Many times, Edcamp looks like a conference, but it can be implemented in many other situations, including in a site-based professional development session or even with students. This session will show how you can implement the Edcamp model in your own setting and learn from those people already around us. We’ll analyze the model, look at possibilities for implementation, and then do it! We’ll run our own tiny Edcamp event in the last half of the session. No need to wonder exactly what it looks like, you’ll have done it! Come find out how Everyone is an Expert at Edcamp!

Apps pre-installed: (none)
Devices: (any)
Grade levels: (any)
Expertise: (any)

Speakers
avatar for Dierdre Shetler

Dierdre Shetler

Technology Teacher, Cartwright School District
Dierdre Shetler is a middle school technology teacher in a low-income district in Phoenix, AZ. She has taught grades 6-8 in the regular classroom, as well as in the computer lab setting. She is passionate about teaching teachers how to use technology. In her spare time, she coordinates Edcamp Phoenix, because what teachers have to say matters! | | Session resources: https://prezi.com/5sf4ypicljre/anatomy-of-a-search/


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Aster

9:00am

Getting Out of the Way - Students Take Charge of Their Learning
Learning to integrate your iPad into a classroom setting can be difficult. Teachers get bogged down with the details of different apps, trying to explain every detail of how to use an app to the students. In this session, Felix Jacomino and Jon Samuelson, show you how to let go and let the students take charge of their own learning with the iPad. Learn new tricks as they demonstrate the teacher's role as the guide by the side for student learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Canyon III

9:00am

Using iPads to Flip Learning in Elementary Classrooms
Who says you can’t flip the learning in an elementary classroom? Come and experience how the Creighton School District in Phoenix, AZ has utilized iPads to facilitate flipped classrooms in 1st through 4th grade environments already teaching to the Common Core Standards. These iPad flipped classrooms are meeting the needs of both regular education and English Language Learner students. Never flipped a lesson before? This session can get you started.

Learn about the extensive professional development provided to teachers. See how ongoing training is tailored to their needs through job-embedded coaching and mentoring.

Experience how the flipped classroom model allows for more one on one in class time with the teacher and provides opportunities for building critical thinking and problem solving skills, student collaboration and communication, and integration of project based learning.

See a variety of ways teachers quickly and easily create video lessons aligned to Common Core State Standards on their iPads or laptops for student “at home” assignments.

Observe how using iPads in the flipped classroom environment provides enriched learning opportunities for students both throughout the school day and at home.

Learn about the suite of apps both students and teachers use to create and share content for learning and reflection, including Mail, Quick Voice Recorder, Haiku Deck, Pic Collage, and a variety of interactive whiteboard apps.

Put on your teacher hat! Plan and create a video lesson using the Explain Everything, Educreations, or ScreenChomp apps (be sure to download one of these apps prior to the session). Then share your video lesson with the group via AirPlay and an Apple TV.

Co-presented with Robyn Griffith

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Finger Rock I and II

9:00am

Literacy in the Lab - STEM Merged with Common Core
Learn how to present real-world problems to eager students through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Common Core while creating an educational environment filled with inquiry and problem-based learning. During this session participants will experience the merging of STEM with the Common Core via video clips, digital artifacts, and lesson experiences collected onboard the STEM Exploration Lab, a K-5 mobile classroom. Featured lesson samples will include Changes Around Our World: Physical and Chemical, Growing Strong: Interdependence of Living Things, Environmental Alert: Water and Air Quality, and Exploring STEM: Careers and Skills for Success. Student activities related to these lessons and the format for classroom delivery will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the two hour session. Activities to look forward to will be digital science note booking for 3-5 students through the use of photo collages, "talking" picture notes, and organized doodling for note taking. Meeting the data collection needs of K-2 students as emergent writers will be addressed as well as the vital role of student reflection in the learning process. Evidence of seamless integration across the curriculum promises to be inspiring! Featured apps participants will need to download prior to attending the session include Bill Atkinson Photo Card by Bill Atkinson Photography, TinkerBoxHD by Autodesk, Inc.,SonicPics by Humble Daisy, Inc., iMotionHD by Fingerlab, Popplet Lite by Notion, Pic Stitch by Big Blue Clip, LLC., Evernote, SketchBook Express by Autodesk, Inc., i-nigma by 3GVision (or your favorite QR code reader) and Trading Cards by ReadWriteThink. All levels of technology users welcome!

Co-presented with Andrew Smith 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pruitt

Amy Pruitt

Director of Horizons Unlimited, Rowan-Salisbury School System
Amy Pruitt has served students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina for 25 years at both the elementary and middle levels. She was part of the Rowan-Salisbury 21st Century Model Classroom teacher, holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescent/English Language Arts, has a Master's degree in Elementary Education, and is licensed in Academically Gifted education. She has spent the majority of her career in a... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Director of Digital Innovation, Rowan Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is the Director of Digital Innovation for Rowan Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. As director, Andrew oversees the district’s thirty-four technology facilitators and is charged with leading the district’s twelve million dollar 1:1 digital transformation, as well as, implementing innovative cutting edge technologies and the district’s professional development. Andrew received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Wake... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Finger Rock III

9:00am

Mapping Media to the Common Core
As 21st century educators, we should provide opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery and understanding of the curriculum not only with text but also with images, audio, and video. Dr. Wesley Fryer will invite and inspire you to become a better multimedia communicator and a pioneer with digital media in this dynamic presentation. Learn how to “expand the map” of assessment options in your classroom to include student products like narrated slideshows, enhanced eBooks including recorded audio, five photo stories with images, and more. Learn practical ways to overcome the anxiety and fear which often accompanies technology integration proposals by creating personal media products. Learn how to enhance your digital resume as a professional educator with examples of your own media creations as well as students' projects you facilitate. Links to student media examples as well as project storyboards/tools are available on http://maps.playingwithmedia.com.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Verbena

9:00am

On the Go with Evernote
Few apps have become as indispensable to Nebraska teachers and administrators as Evernote. Teachers are using the free Evernote app to easily collect evidence of student learning to share with parents through photos, audio clips and written notes; share daily assignments with students; and collect and manage web resources.

Administrators use the free Evernote app to collect and share teacher observation data; manage hiring processes; collect lesson plans; manage professional resources and even document and share maintenance requests with custodial staff. Everyone is improving their personal and professional efficiency by using Evernote keep track of the details of life!

Participants in this workshop will review Evernote basics, then head out across campus to experience a “day in the life” with Evernote. Prior to the workshop, download Evernote to any devices you regularly use (smart phones, iPads, iPods, laptops, etc). It works on all of them! Also bring your Evernote log-in and password. (Created at Evernote.com if you don't yet have an account.) To best experience the range of Evernote capabilities, participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and a smart phone or ipad if possible.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6 / NETA Board
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed tech in schools. How can be better help you advocate for ed tech funding and accessibility in schools?


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Primrose

9:00am

Using GPS and EduCaching to Engage and Empower K-12 Learners
This session will introduce participants to EduCaching, an exciting instructional strategy that transforms classrooms from teacher-centered environments to exciting, exploratory, and empowering learner-centered environments.

The session instructor will provide both GPS devices and data-rich caches to help participants learn about both the devices and the instructional strategy of EduCaching. Participants will learn how EduCaching instills in students a curiosity about geography, science, mathematics, language arts, and the world around them.

GPS devices are one of the many mobile devices available to digital-age learners. They are multidisciplinary, inquiry-driven, field-based, standards-based tools useful across K-12 and university curricula.

After a brief classroom introduction, participants will venture outside of the conference center and use the GPS devices to locate data-rich educaches hidden within the conference center property. After locating each of these educaches, participants will return to the classroom to examine the caches, make inferences about the contents of the caches, and then discuss how EduCaching can be used in their K-12 classrooms.

This session will use a learn-by-doing, constructivist approach to ensure that participants are actively engaged, challenged to learn and integrate new concepts, working collaboratively with other participants, learning from their mistakes, and applying their new understandings and skills to their own teaching/learning situations.

This session is also supported by an extensive website that provides a matrix of lessons across all curricular areas and grade levels. Participants will have time to browse this site during the session and can explore it in depth after the Mobile Learning Experience 2013. 

Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Indigo

9:00am

What If You Can't Afford 1:1? See What We Do with iPad Carts!
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.

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, professional development plan, App evaluation process, selection, and rubrics.   

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Sailors

Kristy Sailors

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


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Lantana

10:00am

Morning Snack Break
Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom and Terrace Foyers

10:15am

Crazy for QR Codes
You've surely seen those black and white squares in advertisements, on buildings, and stuck to bananas. They are QR codes, and they are being put to great use in classrooms. See exactly how QR codes can save time and help make classrooms a little more interactive. Tony Vincent will share some of his favorite free online tools for creating codes and some very creative ways they are used for teaching and learning.

Please download the i-nigma app before the session begins.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon III

10:15am

Educreations: Make Your iPad a Portable Whiteboard
Imagine an interactive whiteboard you can hold in your hand. Imagine any content you create on your little whiteboard -- text, drawing, or images, all with your recorded narration -- can instantly be shared with your students online.

If you have an iPad with the free Educreations app, you've got everything you just imagined.
Educreations combines mobile learning with flipped learning. Instead of lecturing your students, show them in a format they can play, pause, and rewind from any Internet-connected device.
In this session you will use Educreations to create and upload lessons. You'll record your voice, write, type, draw, and insert photos.

This session is designed for iPad users from beginner on up who teach any grade level.
Educreations works on iPads running iOS 5.0 or later. Before you arrive for this session, please install Educreations on your iPad and create your Educreations account. 

Speakers
avatar for John Kain

John Kain

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Phoenix Elementary School District #1
John Kain (@pesd1tech and @johnckain) is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Phoenix Elementary School District in Arizona. He is a Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer, and a level 1 Google Apps Administrator. John is also a longtime facilitator at the Arizona K12 Center’s Camp Plug and Play. You will find screencasts for his Kahoot session at bit.ly/pesdkahoot. Find his screencasts on other edtech... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Aster

10:15am

Professional Development: The Key to Effective Technology Integration
There are two priorities to the successful implementation of a technology infused project. First, have a strong instructional plan for using, setting up, managing, and deploying hardware and software. Second, is to provide tailored professional development that includes ongoing, job-embedded coaching and mentoring. Following these two priorities has contributed to the success of Creighton School District’s Project iAchieve: Using iPods and iPads to Enhance Learning.

Learn how Project iAchieve teachers are provided with training and professional development that focuses on improving teaching and learning rather than just how to use the technology hardware and software.

There will be two major components to the session: Initial training and professional development; followed by a focus on continuous job-embedded coaching and mentoring.

During the initial training and professional development portion of the session, attendees with come away with an understanding of six essentials to technology professional development: time, location, access to the technology, addressing individual participant differences, modeling of technology use, and opportunities for hands on use of the resources.

Learn the importance of developing a basic understanding of the technology hardware and software, managing equipment, classroom management, developing procedures for technology use in the classroom, lesson planning, and how to prepare students for use of the technology.

The second phase of the session will focus on the ongoing, job-embedded coaching and mentoring that is vital to keeping a technology project moving along. Presenters will discuss classroom observations and providing effective feedback, individual teacher coaching and planning sessions, modeling through co-teaching in the classroom, and establishing Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) for communication and collaboration.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be given the opportunity to brainstorm and plan a technology professional development session. Attendees will be provided with sample professional development agendas and planning materials.

Co-presented with Robyn Griffith   

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Finger Rock I and II

10:15am

Things That Suck
This session is a fast paced look at a number of current educational topics that have some degree of controversy. It is a staple session at edcamps. Partcipants will be faced with a number of topics and be given 5 minutes to choose a side and share insights as to whether an idea "rocks" or "sucks". The intent is not to debate but to learn and discover new perspectives on topics you either have vested interests, have some idea about or know very little about but would like to learn. 

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon I

11:30am

Beyond the Bake Sale
As schools and districts explore "the new", it's essential more than ever to build social capital with all stakeholders. Communication goes beyond monthly or weekly newsletters. This session will explore the ways in which technology can serve as a way to engage and connect those interested parties and build social capital as a commodity essential for continued innovation. 

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon I

11:30am

Collaborative Partnerships Come Full Circle: The Creation of an Educational App
Celebrate Differences! Celebrate Collaboration! Celebrate Creativity!

Come to this session to learn how a serendipitous meeting between three very diverse people turned into a productive collaboration to create a must-have app for educators. Presenters will not only showcase the app they have created, they will also discuss the process they used to turn a dream into a reality. Imagine this unlikely scenario:

The People: Three individuals - a university student in his early 20s (Travis Allen), a veteran, recently-retired university professor (Dr. Alice Christie), and the CEO of Mobicip, a company devoted to online child safety (Suren Ramasubbu) – met at Mobile Learning Experience 2011. They differed in age, experience, profession, gender, and ethnicity. But, they shared a common passion and goal to improve the online learning experiences of pre-school through university students. They met for dinner and shared their ideas and visions about creating THE APP for educators. They exchanged contact information and vowed to meet again.

The Common Goal: Unlike many such meetings, these three individuals actually did meet again; and then again, and again - occasionally face-to-face, but mostly online. Their goal was to create a single ‘workspace’ environment (or mobile app) that educators could use to locate the best educational apps at any grade level in any curricular area.

The Challenge: They soon realized that their good intentions could only take them so far in actualizing a great idea. Communication and productivity in a distributed team are interdependent, but often difficult to achieve.

The Process for Overcoming the Challenge: Through trial and error, the team developed tacit guidelines to facilitate the process of turning a dream into a reality. These guidelines included: setting realistic agendas and timelines (the most difficult task), using one collaborative document to which all members contribute (thus eliminating multiple emails), striving for clarity, brevity, and adherence to previously agreed-upon conventions in all communications, being open to and respectful of the suggestions of all teammates, and being respectful of each team member's individual skills and areas of expertise.

The App: Apps4iSchool allows users to search an extensive database of free/inexpensive apps for use in K-12 classrooms. Users can filter by platform (iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad), price (free/paid), subject area, grade level, activity type, or common core standards. In addition, an instructional strategy for using each app is included.

Because there are millions of apps on the market, finding really relevant, engaging ones that facilitate learning can be a bit daunting. Participants will use this app to identify apps that are appropriate for their classrooms. In addition, participants will (1) be able identify be able to identify criteria for evaluating apps for mobile devices, (2) have access to a list of over 200 of the best educational apps, (3) be ready to download a dozen apps for use in their classrooms, (4) experience the joy of learning that students will feel when they use apps on mobile devices in their classrooms, (5) ignite their students' love of learning with this interactive, educational app for mobile devices,
and (6) have access to a website for ongoing reference and support about educational apps in PK-12 classrooms.

Come to this session to see collaboration in action, and to see the result of this unlikely collaboration. Apps4iSchool is FREE to all educators.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Indigo

11:30am

Gadgets, Gizmos and Accessories
It's show and tell time! Tony Vincent brought some of his favorite gadgets, gizmos, and accessories to show you. They include an automated cameraman, a Bluethooth-controlled ball, a Wi-Fi controlled flying drone, wireless speakers, microphones, web cams, a sticker printer, and a 3D motion controller.

While Tony has a lot to share, there is plenty of time for you to come up and show off your favorite techie things!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon III

11:30am

How to Make a Weebly!
Wouldn't it be great if you could neatly organize all of your online content, sites you constantly use in the classroom in one place? Weebly is the site for you! They give you two free websites per email address. This session will help you build a personal website very quickly and easily that may include title, text, photos, links to other pages and more! You can then send your students there for any sites regularly used in the classroom or accessed in the computer lab or at home. You can link video, store worksheets, publish calendars and maintain control over your content from home or work. Join this session to see the many uses of Weebly!

Please bring a laptop to this session so that you can start a Weebly! 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Walther

Mary Walther

Spanish, French and German!, Scottsdale Unified
Mary Walther is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She began her teaching career in Baltimore, Maryland, then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1997. Mary has experience teaching Spanish, French and German and just returned from a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Geneva, Switzerland. She has had a passion for technology since the age of 10 and finds creative ways to create interactive lessons and uses project based lessons for use in her second... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Verbena

11:30am

iSharing: Ways to Share Projects and Work Among Devices
Sharing is the most important part of learning. But what are the best ways to share using the iPad, iPod or iPhone? Jenny will lead you through some activities so you can successfully share using iDevices.

Please bring your iPad or iPod or iPhone with the following suggested apps installed: Dropbox, Explain Everything , iBooks, Plain Text, Keynote, Twitter, Dropvox, Blogpress, Lino, Vimeo, AudioBoo, Bump, Mover, instashare, Duplicam, QR code generator, i-nigma, and Wifi Photo. Also a Gmail account would be handy.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finger Rock I and II

11:30am

Mobile Learning from SAS: A Roadmap from Development to Classroom Integration
At SAS, we believe in the power of mobile learning. From supplemental tools for classroom instruction to comprehensive, interactive lessons, mobile apps are transforming education allowing for learning to occur anytime, anywhere. Mobile learning not only motivates and meets the needs of 21st century students, but also aligns with the skills and competencies demanded by today’s workplace. Therefore, we at SAS, along with our consortium of teachers, students, and domain experts, are creating innovative, practical mobile apps to help facilitate progression toward the mobile-enhanced, ubiquitous classroom—at no cost and ad-free! Among these apps is SAS® Read Aloud: a storytime experience for early readers, SAS® Math Stretch: drill and practice for elementary math, SAS® Data Notebook: a digital 3-ring binder for students of all ages, and SAS Flashcards®: a study tool featuring user created content.

However, adopting and integrating mobile learning into current pedagogy has generated new and unique challenges yet to be fully resolved. With so many apps available in the App Store educators are often left wondering how to best identify quality applications and how can these be integrated into their current classroom?

To help participants of this session answer these questions, we will provide:

• A discussion of SAS’ philosophy for developing quality research-based educational apps that involves integrating expertise of researcher, teachers, students, and domain experts.
• An introduction to SAS’s suite of innovative, research-based mobile apps for education available at no cost and ad-free.
• An outline of case studies and implementation strategies for supporting mobile learning as identified by our expert consortium of classroom teachers.

Co-presented with Jennifer Sabourin 

Speakers
LS

Lucy Shores

Curriculum Development Specialist, SAS Institue, Inc.
Lucy currently serves as a Curriculum Development Specialist at SAS Institute, Inc. in Cary, North Carolina. At SAS, she primarily consults on a suite of mobile apps for K-12 education. Prior to working at SAS, Lucy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science/Psychology from Rhodes College, a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2010, and she is currently finishing a Ph.D. in... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finger Rock III

11:30am

Using Photo Apps to Teach Language, Vocabulary and Math
The camera is perhaps the greatest overlooked feature present on most mobile devices. But if you come to this session you will learn how students can use the camera to support and build vocabulary, create digital portfolios, represent operations in math, and build critical thinking. We will learn a little bit, go out in small groups and take some photos, and then return to the session room and make magic with the photos you took. Look at the session description a week before the conference for a list of photo apps you could download before the session.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Burdick

Katherine Burdick

CEO, Mobile Learning Services
Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lantana

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:45pm

Keynote: Back to the Basics: What Really Matters
There's is a constant debate about the use of technology versus helping students with basic skills. Of course these are mutually exclusive but in the midst of all this conversation, we sometimes miss the tenets of learning that really matter. What is it we really want for our children and how might technology support these? People's needs really haven't changed over time and yet technology affords us some wonderful ways we can focus on the things that make us more human, not less. Dean will share a few ideas that all teachers can bring back to their classrooms and focus on the things that really matter.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Grand Ballroom

2:35pm

Game Show and Closing
Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom