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iPadpalooza is a three-day event held at Westlake High School in Austin, TX.  This learning festival is a celebration of the cultural-shift the iPads have brought about in education and the world.  This event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms.  This year we will also premiere our “iLead Academy” which will take place on June 17th (8:30-4:00) and is focused on helping campus and district leadership thrive in a mobile learning environment.

The festival will start on the evening of June 17th at 6:30pm (registration opens at 4:00pm) and end on June 19th and will feature amazing speakers from all over the world, lots of live music and of course, food trailers. Please note there will be limited seating to this event and the iLead Academy.

iPadpalooza…It’s not a conference, it’s a learning festival!

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Tuesday, June 17
 

7:30am

iLead Academy Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

This registration is for the iLead Academy only.  If you wish to register and pick up your badge for iPadpalooza, please come back at 4:00pm.

Volunteers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Performing Arts Center Lobby

8:30am

iLead Academy Opening Keynote & Welcome [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the opening keynote & welcome for the pre-iPadpalooza event "iLead Academy".  

Speakers
NW

Nola Wellman

Eanes ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Chaps Court

8:30am

iLead Academy [restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

On June 17th, iPadpalooza will host the iLead Academy.  This is exclusive event is a workshop focused on school and district leaders tackling mobile learning initiatives. The event will be limited to 150 attendees and feature some renown speakers and panelists from across the globe, including our featured Keynote speaker. The registration for this event is seperate from iPadpalooza.  

Click here to register for iLead:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ipadpalooza-tickets-8696031063

 

Moderators
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 June 17, 2014 8:30am - 3:45pm
Chaps Court

9:30am

iLead Academy Session 1: Communication & Social Media [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

During this first session of iLead, Tim Lauer will kick off with an opening TED-style talk on the value of social media and communication in schools with mobile device initiatives.  He'll then moderate a panel on communication from educators from around the globe and lead an activity designed to increase communication and social media presence in schools.

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Chaps Court

10:45am

iLead Academy Session 2: Critical Thinking & Professional Learning [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

During this second session of iLead, Tom Daccord will speak on the importance of critical thinking and design of professional learning in schools with mobile device initiatives.  He'll then moderate a panel on professional learning from educators from around the globe and lead an activity centered around a more engaging, "challenge-based" system of professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
Chaps Court

12:00pm

iLead Academy Luncheon [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a luncheon provided to attendees of the iLead academy.  We'll have some talking points for collaboration and connection as well as time to network with other leaders embarking or in established mobile device initiatives.

Volunteers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chaps Court

1:00pm

iLead Academy Session 3: Collaboration & Physical Spaces [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

Christian Long has been an innovator when it comes to physical spaces and design in educational environments.  In this session, he'll mix it up with an activity and panel discussion on physical learning spaces and close with a TED-style talk on the impact of physical spaces and learning design.
 

Speakers
CL

Christian Long

A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Chaps Court

2:15pm

iLead Academy Session 4: Creativity & Student-Centered Learning [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

iPadpalooza Keynote speaker Sugata Mitra will close the iLead academy with a workshop designed around fostering creativity and student-centered learning in our schools.

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Chaps Court

3:30pm

iLead Academy Closing Activity [Restricted]
Limited Capacity seats available

During this closing activity of iLead Academy, school and district leaders will develop a manifest of sorts to use as a takeaway going forward.  Whether in the early planning stages of a mobile device initiative or in the middle of one, all have a lot to gain through shared knowledge.  The goal of this closing activity is to tap that shared knowledge and galvanize it into a useful function going forward.

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 June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Chaps Court

4:00pm

Opening Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

During our opening day registration, we invite you to join us for some interactive poster sessions, music, and fun prior to our opening keynote and kick-off.  Free Food and beverages will be provided as part of your registration!

Volunteers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Chaps Court

4:00pm

Dub Academy
Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Chaps Court

4:00pm

iPadpalooza Registration
Registration will run from 4:00pm - 6:30pm prior to the opening session.  Live music and snacks will be provided. 

Volunteers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Performing Arts Center Lobby

4:15pm

Poster Sessions from 1:1 classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

After you've registered for iPadpalooza, we invite you to visit with a variety of 1:1 classroom teachers and educational technologists from around the world.  These poster sessions are designed to give attendees some quick-takeaways for useful classroom tips in a mobile device environment. These are also great "sneak previews" to the main sessions being offered by these educators during iPadpalooza the following two days.

Refreshments will be provided! 

What Will You Gain from attending?
  • Best Practices and Pedagogy for Integrating Mobile Devices
  • Opportunities for Conversations with teachers and students
  • Access to Lessons and Resources integrating Mobile Devices
  • Exposure to a K-12 perspective of Personalized Student-Centered Learning with Digital Tools
  • A Variety of Discussions focused on formative assessment, authentic student publishing, inquiry, learning spaces, and much more!
 

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Chaps Court

6:30pm

Opening Session & Keynote with Sugata Mitra
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for our iPadpalooza opening session and keynote with Sugata Mitra!  We'll be attempting to set a Guiness World Record during this opening session before Professor Mitra's talk so be sure to be in your seats when it kicks off. 

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in the UK and previously a Visiting Professor at MIT in the US. He was recently described by The Times newspaper as a “Global Education Superstar”. In 2013 Sugata won TED Global and received US$1million towards his wish to build a school in the clouds. Sugata works in the areas of Cognitive Science, Information Science and Educational Technology.
In 1999, Sugata dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in Delhi, installed an internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw were kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other. In the following years they replicated the experiment in other parts of India, urban and rural, with similar results, challenging some of the key assumptions of formal education. The “Hole in the Wall” project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge.

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall
 
Wednesday, June 18
 

7:30am

A Gentleman's Cup of Tea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPoJj93ugfE

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Chaps Court

7:30am

iPapdalooza Registration
Registration for those that didn't register the afternoon or evening before.

Volunteers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Performing Arts Center Lobby

8:30am

Authoring an e-Book with Book Creator
Limited Capacity full

Create an e-Book using the Book Creator app! This digital book creator allows students to add text, pictures, drawings, and recordings to a book that can be opened in iBooks, or uploaded to a Dropbox account to share with others. Supporting apps such as Dictation and Dropbox will also be discussed. Published books can be both .epub or .pdf files, so anyone can download them.

Speakers
PA

Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson is the ICT Specialist at Roberts Elementary, an IB school in Houston, Texas. She supports teachers and students as they research, communicate, collaborate, and create using laptops and iPads in the classroom. She is currently in the dissertation phase of a doctorate degree in educational leadership.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 268

8:30am

Bridging the Language Barrier with Technology
Limited Capacity full

In this session, attendees will learn three ways to increase language fluency amongst English Language Learners while supporting technology integration. Learners will focus on writing and collaboration through the use of Edmodo, and language production through the use of Educreations.

Speakers
avatar for Victor

Victor

Instructional Technology Specialist, Irving ISD
Victor Villegas is an Instructional Technology Specialist with the Irving Independent School District. Prior to working in this capacity, he worked as a Bilingual teacher in 4th and 5th grades. He has a Master of Education in Learning Technology from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and his passion is integrating technology in all aspects of education.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 274

8:30am

Create a Global Connects via a Global Project
Limited Capacity full

Participants of the session will learn how to create and manage a global project. They will also learn how to create a global collaboration group within Edmodo. Teachers and students participating in the global project will engage in discussions with others during the project about their country, school, hobbies, favorite activities, etc. During the session participants will learn how to create small groups where students will be able to post, share, and collaborate. Having a global project will allow students to learn to respect and appreciate the opinions, cultures and customs of others. Students will be able to see the differences and similarities between themselves and others around the world. Teachers and students will use Edmodo to communicate with the others in their group. Edmodo is a social network that allows students and teachers to create groups that are closed to the public, which will allow for private but global collaboration. Participants of the session will learn how to create folders within Edmodo and import resources needed for their global project.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Wilson is a proud mother of 3 amazing kids, classroom teacher, all around techie, wife, and photographer. She loves learning and sharing new ways to integrate technology into the classroom. She has presented at several conferences and held workshop sessions for her district. Katie Ann is also an Edmodo Certified Trainer and a Google Glass Explorer. You can connect with her via Twitter at katieann_76 or her blog... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 278

8:30am

Green Screen 'Appventures'
Limited Capacity full

Do you have an iPad? Do you want to create exciting videos using green screen technology? If you answered yes to these questions, then bring your iPad to this highly engaging session. You will learn about apps that allow you to easily create and edit green screen videos that will impress not only your fellow teachers, but your students as well.

This session will be repeated on Thursday, June 19th at 10:40 am.

 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Atchison

Debra Atchison

Director Technology PD, Richardson ISD
Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 23 years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Africa, Ukraine and most recently Vienna. She has led large school... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Library Center

8:30am

Learning in 3D
Limited Capacity full

Hard to reach students? Students not excited about learning? This is your chance to create life-long learners. Go beyond the basic worksheet with Augmented Reality. For a teacher, Augmented Reality is a tool that can bring teaching to life in the classroom....for students, Augmented Reality is magic. Augmented Reality changed my classroom, and it can change yours, too. AR can turn hard to understand concepts into visually appealing lessons for students of all ages, in all content areas. Join me as we explore how to implement Augmented Reality into the elementary classroom. Not only will I be sharing a plethora of ideas on how to utilize this amazing tool in your classroom, I will also have a ton of samples from my students. I will show you the difference between Aurasma and the Aurasma Studio, how to build your own Aura, who to follow on Twitter for great AR tips, and blogs to read for the latest and greatest on all things AR. Accompany me as we guide our digital natives into an amazing learning environment that will leave them wanting to learn more and more.

Speakers
avatar for Daisy Marino

Daisy Marino

My name is Daisy Marino, and I am a fourth grade teacher at Warren Elementary in Warren, Texas. I just completed my 7th year of teaching. I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Technology as well as my principal’s certificate. Last year I attended iPadpalooza where I sat and listened to incredible educators from all over. These educators changed my career through their inspiring technological tips for the classroom. This year I... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Bat Cave

8:30am

Ooey, Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad
Limited Capacity full

Going Google with iPads can get sticky! Google is full of ooey, gooey goodness that doesn’t always play nice with the iPad. But there is hope! It is getting better everyday, and more apps are integrating with Google Drive, which will make your workflow that much easier. And Google is constantly innovating and releasing new and updated apps to make the most of your iPad in the classroom. Come learn the tips and tricks of using Google Apps on the iPad, natural integration ideas for the classroom, and ways to stay more productive with Google.

This class is offered as a repeat on June 19th at 1:00pm 

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Shrieking Shack

8:30am

Soaring Students: Starting an iPad Reading Pilot
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be shown step-by-step instructions about getting an iPad Reading Pilot off the ground. From getting devices to finding e-books to measuring progress, you will leave this session ready to move your students from sitting to soaring! Ideas for apps including phonics and reading fluency will also be shared.

Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 260

8:30am

The Mobile Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Having a classroom full of mobile devices opens up a world of possibilities. Students can do more than just consume information. They can create and collaborate in new and exciting ways. But with these possibilities, comes challenges. Join us as we will examine what the mobile learning classroom looks and feels like and learn how we can move from a classroom of students and a teacher to a community of learners.

Speakers
avatar for Steven W. Anderson

Steven W. Anderson

CEO, Web 2.0 Classroom
Steven W. Anderson is a Dad, Learning Evangelist, Speaker and Author. After a successful career in public education as a Teacher, Instructional Technologist, and Director of Instructional Technology, Steven works with educators across the globe as a consultant. Highly sought after for his skills in helping educuators and school leaders better understand technology and social media through his humorous approach to learning, Steven can work with... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Lecture Hall

8:50am

Forget happy hours, give me an 'Appy Hour' anytime
Limited Capacity filling up

With the 1:1 teacher deployment of iPads in the Fall of 2013, I was tasked with getting the teachers engaged, and using the devices. One of our more popular solutions was monthly "Appy Hours" hosted in the libraries of the Manhattan-Ogden school district. Presenters ranged from IT, Administration, Teachers, and Librarians, all showcasing how they were using the iPads in their classrooms/curriculum. We shared apps, collaborated, and showcased best practices in a variety of ways.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Loughmiller

Lucas Loughmiller

Director of Library and Instructional Media Services, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383
Lucas Loughmiller is the Director of Library and Instructional Media Services for the Manhattan-Ogden school district in Manhattan, KS. Lucas is a "triple threat"; a librarian, life long learner, and lover of technology. He's always seeking ways to bring iPads into the curriculum, and make them an essential tool that Librarians and Educators alike can't live with out.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Choir Hall

8:50am

Set the Stage: How to Turn Your iPad or Smart Phone into an Interactive Digital Creation and Presentation Tool!
Limited Capacity full

Create, collaborate, and engage using your iPad or smart phone and the Belkin Tablet Stage. This interactive session will demonstrate how to easily present, exhibit student work, conduct a video conference, record a tutorial video, share classroom activities, or capture perfect pictures using your favorite mobile device. Learn how to leverage Belkin’s Tablet Stage and Stage app to flip your classroom, enhance 1:1 deployments, or simply unlock the potential of your iPad inside (and outside) your classroom. We’ll also discuss use cases for the Belkin Tablet Stage including in-classroom, professional development sessions, and field trips.

* All session participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of three FREE Belkin Tablet Stage products (up to $199 value)! Additionally, the Stage Pro app for iPad will be available FREE to all iPadpalooza participants for a limited time. Enjoy! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stage-pro-interactive-whiteboard/id714477455?mt=8 *

Speakers
avatar for Jon Roepke

Jon Roepke

Director of Product Management, Belkin International, Inc
Jon Roepke, Director of Product Management for Belkin’s Education division, leads the creation and fulfillment of Belkin’s Education strategy and award winning product line focused on enabling seamless integration of technology to enhance the learning experience. Jon spends time partnering with schools to better understand the challenges they are facing and uses that knowledge to define and develop solutions for next-gen learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 270

8:50am

Simply Connect with SMART Amp
Limited Capacity seats available

As mobile devices become increasingly popular in classrooms around the world, educators are looking for ways to overcome some of the challenges these technologies present to unlock their true potential.

Created with the input of teachers from around the world, SMART amp is designed for the pedagogical needs of today's classrooms. It provides a way to connect mobile devices without the need to install, update or maintain a variety of applications across different hardware and software platforms. This powerful cloud-based software allows you to unleash the power of collaboration and inspire amazing in your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Room 238

8:50am

Stress Free iTeaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Does the idea of having 1:1 iPads in your classroom terrify you? Join me, your neighborhood fourth grade teacher, for some stress free ideas on how to get started.

We will share and model interactive ways to streamline your digital workflow, inspire learning with student driven lessons, cultivate the "Genius Hour", and start saving trees one lesson at a time.


Speakers
LC

Lisa Cook

This is my 9th year teaching fourth grade at Bridge Point Elementary. I grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Texas in 1998. I graduated from Texas State University in 2004 Suma Cum Laude. Before I came to Bridge Point, I had a huge variety of jobs. They include: Preschool teacher in Georgetown, substitute teacher for Round Rock ISD, summer school teacher for 4th and 5th grade students from Korea, Austin Community College Help Desk Tech... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Marianna Ricketson

Marianna Ricketson

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
Marianna Ricketson-Husain has taught in diverse settings from public schools in Harlem to exclusive private schools in Cupertino. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her MA in Instructional Technology from Columbia University. For the last 12 years, she has been an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD at both the middle school and elementary level. Currently she is a member of the elite squad of the iVengers and... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Performing Arts Concert Hall

8:50am

Using Google Docs in Peer Editing: Watch the Writing Process Come Alive
Limited Capacity filling up

A teacher walks in to my office and proclaims, “I HATE TECHNOLOGY!”  Technology can be challenging and it can be frustrating when you have classroom goals and the technology doesn’t seem to be meeting them.  It’s easy to throw in the towel and go back the ways things were - they worked, right?  Come and learn how one teacher transformed her Writer’s Workshop by using Google Docs in the peer editing process and increased student engagement in writing at the same time!



Co-Speakers
avatar for Janet Couvillion

Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Chap Room

8:50am

Workflow & Curation with Tim Lauer
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for ways to curate resources?  Having trouble with Workflow?  Join Tim Lauer as he goes over tools like Flipboard, Zite and other such iPad or iOS based tools for leaders and teachers to find and curate educational resources. 

Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:50am - 9:40am
Recital Hall

9:40am

Expert's Lounge & Human Library
The Expert's Lounge is an opportunity to sit and discuss ideas and issues with mobile devices in your schools.  There will be a wide range of experts set-up in the Chaps Court which will be available for you to tap their collective expertise. Have a burning question about your 1:1 or BYOD initiative? This is the place to get answers and "check out" an expert. 

Scroll through the schedule below for each Expert Topic!

  • Table 1: Robert Bush - "Digital Portfolios"
  • Table 2: Michael Zilinskas -  "Worfklow, Assessments, Digital Paperless Classroom "
  • Table 3: Jeff Brantley - "Teaching Digital Responsibility"
  • Table 4: Evan Jones and Julie Smith - "Apps and Tools for Inclusion"
  • Table 5: Dave Saltmarsh - "iPad Implementation Best Practices"
  • Table 6: Edward Zelarayán - "Getting To Know Nearpod"

Volunteers


Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:40am - 10:20am
Chaps Court

10:10am

Blogging...Tweeting...Collaborating- Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation looks at blogging, tweeting, and collaborating as tools for growing personally as an educator and how they can be utilized by your students with the same powerful results. We cover blogging as a reflective tool that provides authentic feedback; as well as where numerous, awesome tech-tool integration ideas for the classroom are found. We will then look at students using blogs to publish their creations and their writing, while connecting with a global audience. Next, the question resounds often in any educational Twitter chat- how can we get more educators to join us? We will discuss the advantages of using Twitter for personal learning, as well as creating a class Twitter account to make connections with other classes and professionals, modeling for students what digital citizenship looks like on a regular basis. Finally, as our integration of technology grows, we realize our walls become smaller; collaborating no longer solely means grouping your student’s desks together in cooperative learning groups. We will look at several global collaboration projects, as well as ideas for making connections with other classes for everyday learning.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Len Diamond

Summer Len Diamond

5th Grade ELA Teacher, Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD
My name is Summer Len Diamond, and I teach 5th grade (Reading/Language Arts) at Little Cypress Intermediate School in Orange, Texas. I’m constantly looking for new ways to integrate technology into the content I teach and currently serve as our district’s Technology Champion for my campus. I co-presented with our district’s Technology Champions group at this year’s Region 5 Mega Mobile Mania. I regularly facilitate technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Performing Arts Concert Hall

10:10am

Can Classroom Furniture Design Transform Teaching & Learning?
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk examines how Ergo-Dynamic Enivronments and Flexible Furniture Designs positively impact teaching and learning. The presenter will draw upon scientific data and actual educational references to make the case the physical environment where students learn impacts children more than we know.

Speakers
VA

VS America

VS America is a designer and manufacturer of furniture for the ergo-dynamic environment with student achievement and well being at the heart of what we do.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Choir Hall

10:10am

Creating a Global iEvent Using Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear six teachers from Eanes Elementary School discuss how to turn a special school or grade level project into a global outreach event. These teachers traveled to the Iditarod in Alaska for a week to learn Iditarod history, the art of dog sledding, cross curricular lessons, and then shared it with their faculty, parents and students using blogging, skyping and iPad projects. They will discuss how this project turned into a global outreach for other teachers very quickly, and how any special school or class project can reach beyond your school with their insight and tips.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Wright

Laura Wright

Laura Wright has been an educator for 20 years, and this is her 17th year in EISD. She helped implement the 1:1 iPad initiative in EISD elementary schools, and has published an iBook with her class, and is working on several others. She is a presenter, and her goal is global outreach in the classroom. She is collaborating with a team of Eanes Elementary teachers to bring the Iditarod to their school.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
As the Educational Technologist on and elementary campus, I am responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into the instructional program by supporting teachers, librarians, and Instructional Partners. Our district believes that this position is essential in establishing a digital age learning culture by supporting, training, coaching and mentoring staff. In addition, I am also involved in program planning and implementation of... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Chap Room

10:10am

Hardware Repair/Management for Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

For the first time ever, schools are placing thousands, if not tens of thousands, of tablets and mobile devices into the hands of students. The IT resources and the repair costs of maintaining these devices seemed incalculable, until now. iTurity provides school districts with a simple and cost-effective solution for schools deploying mobile devices into their classrooms. Learn how iTurity’s protection plans enable school districts to leverage mobile technology with less risk and headaches all while saving your district money and valuable IT resources. 

Speakers
avatar for iTurity Tablet Repair and Protection Plans

iTurity Tablet Repair and Protection Plans

iTurity- Protection Plans and iPad Repair
iTurity provides device repair and protections plans for schools using tablets and mobile devices. | | Stop by our booth for a FREE iPad Repair for your school district.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Room 258

10:10am

IT’S Broken: Repairing and Redefining the role of Instructional Technology Specialist
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS’s) are passionate about promoting 21st century technology tools and innovative teaching. In order to promote these ideas, teachers and administrators need to be willing to allow time to learn and explore. Unfortunately, pressures like STAAR testing and other district initiatives end up making these technology tools and ideas less of a priority. Getting teachers to attend after school workshops is difficult and taking time out of their planning periods for PD is always frowned upon.

So we at iTeach are trying an entirely new approach to PD and the ITS position. What if we take our PD directly to the students? If our students know how to use the App or tool we are providing in the classroom, our teachers do not have to worry about dedicating class time to teaching those tools. Our teachers can now focus entirely on the content and allow the students to produce their products with these tools. Training students to put US out of a job helps reluctant teachers transition to integrating these tools easier. It’s broken and we’d love to share how our students are fixing it.

Speakers
IM

iTeach Manor

iTeach Manor is a group of four Innovative Teaching Strategists that work for Manor ISD. In the past two years, Manor ISD has introduced a lot of new technology tools to its teachers and students. With this large introduction of technology tools, Manor needed innovative Teachers who specialize in integrating technology into the classroom. Each member of iTeach has a unique and with one end goal in mind, to promote innovative teaching through... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Cerda

Stephanie Cerda

Manor Independent School District
Innovative Teaching Strategist. Google Certified Teacher. Organizer: EdcampATX , EdTechAustin, GEGCENTX. Design Tinkerer, Still learning. Will travel for music.
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Jacob Luevano

Innovative Teaching Strategist, Manor Independent School District
Jacob is a Graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Elementary Education. Before becoming an Innovative Teaching Strategist at Manor ISD, Jacob survived 10 years teaching Social Studies, Video Production, and Emerging Technology at a Middle School in Ysleta ISD. Jacob then worked 2 years at an Elementary School as a Campus Technologist where he helped pilot an iPad 1:1 program in several classrooms. He is now part of... Read More →
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Allison Starling

Allison Starling is a part of the iTeach Manor team, serving Manor High School. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Sec. Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband’s military service, Allison began teaching 7th grade History. Her career has included receiving her masters from Texas A&M in Ed Admin as well as teaching 1:1 iPad with 7th graders... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Lecture Hall

10:10am

Subtext for Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Subtext a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lofgren

Chris Lofgren

4th grade teacher, Eanes ISD
4th grade 1:1 teacher, maker, coder, designer

Co-Speakers
avatar for Janet Couvillion

Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Recital Hall

10:20am

In A.W.E: Using Apps + Webtools for Engagement
Limited Capacity full

Using technology in the classroom should not be a special occasions when the school's technologist visits. Technology should be a seemingly smooth daily occurrences. Often educators are presented with new technology tools, but are at a loss for effectively using it with students. This presentation is a hands-on session where participants will be "putting it all together". Not only will participants be introduced to iPad friendly web-tools & apps, but shown how to integrate them together with daily classroom activities to engage students of all ages, across all curriculum. Leave with ready to use ideas and activities for your classes tomorrow, no purchases required.

Speakers
avatar for Cori Coburn-Shiflett

Cori Coburn-Shiflett

Educational Technologist, Georgetown ISD
Cori understood that when some people think outside of the box, they sometime get stuck in the circle of "what to do next?" This math/ science teacher was inspired into EdTech when her mother retired after 40 years of teaching, citing she didn't want to learn anymore about a computer. Cori served as the first Technology Coordinator in Beaumont ISD, helping to lead the implementation of a 1:1 iPad & SMARTboard integration program in a middle... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Room 268

10:20am

iWonder iMix iCreate Digital Storytelling in Math
Limited Capacity full

Students have access to apps that cover a plethora of math standards for learning through consumption. In this session, we will explore digital story projects that support higher level thinking, real world applications and problem solving through student created content. We'll be imixing (app-smashing) and creating interactive stories that spark wonder and encourage learners to reach beyond limitations of standards into a mathematical world of fun.

Speakers
avatar for Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
Rafranz is an instructional technology specialist for a Dallas/Fort Worth area school district. As an advocate for passion-based learning, Rafranz uses her experience as a secondary math educator to help teachers integrate technology using innovative teaching strategies aimed at empowering students to be autonomous learners.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Shrieking Shack

10:20am

Let's get Flipped Out!
Limited Capacity full

This session is about how to use the iPad for the flipped classroom. iTunes university, explain everything, desmos, and other apps will be featured. The session will focus on what I did in my pre ap pre calculus class, but no mathematical knowledge is needed to attend this session.

Speakers
NH

Nadine Herbst

Eanes ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Bat Cave

10:20am

Math Teachers Meet the iPad
Limited Capacity full

Come see how two math teachers have learned to integrate the iPad into their high school classes to simplify processes and enhance student inquiry, exploration, and collaboration. Participants will work through student-tested activities from geometry, algebra 2, and precalculus using the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire app. Other apps to be used include Canvas, Google Drive, and Explain Everything.

Speakers
JL

Jon Lepeska

Math Teacher, New Trier High School
Jon Lepeska is a high school math teacher and technology staff developer from Chicago with 13 years of experience integrating technology into his algebra, geometry, and precalculus classes. He has presented previously at the USACAS (computer algebra system) conference and at the Texas Instruments - Teachers Teaching with Technology conference. Currently, he teaches in a one-to-one iPad program.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Margaret Stetsko

Margaret Stetsko

Math Teacher, New Trier High School


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Room 274

10:20am

SAMR Slam 2014
Limited Capacity full

Whether you are a novice or ninja with the Zen-like koan of the SAMR model, join us for SAMR Slam 2014, an unconference-y gluten-free happening to share, learn and gain oneness with your inner Ruben Puentedura. This hands-on event includes “Organic SAMR Circles” to share and discuss Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition, the first-ever “Red Meat SAMR Slam” in which you share a technology application and the group votes on the SAMRometer...plus other fun and interactive SAMR games! Even if you don’t know substitution from modification, you’ll leave redefined!

Speakers
MR

Mark Ray

Mark Ray is the titular leader of a merry band of technology provocateurs in Vancouver Public Schools. The Instructional Technology Facilitator Team venerates Ruben Puentedura and has made SAMR an acronym as ubiquitous as NCLB, iOS and LMAO. This crack team of Teachers on Special Assignment have visioned, planned and are implementing a district-wide rollout of iPads that will eventually include over 17,000 students. They work hard. They play... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Room 260

10:20am

UCreate with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity full

Everyone has at least one good book in them”- We can help you find yours. Want to create your own interactive ebook? In this session you will use iBooks Author to create your own ebook. You will learn how to use Widgets that will make your book interactive and engaging. See how we have created ebooks for use across the curriculum. Bring your ideas, your MacBook and your iPad and you will leave with all of the skills necessary to create exciting materials for your students. Suits all year levels and all subjects. 

Get our free book; U Create with iBooksAuthor, on the iBooks Store.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/u-create-with-ibooks-author/id834174105?mt=11



Speakers
JM

Janelle Maurer

HOF Business & Enterprise Education, St Hilda's School
Janelle Maurer is an experienced presenter with a passion for inspiring students and improving engagement via the creative use of technology. She has presented internationally and nationally, including ISTE 2012 in San Diego, Blackboard Teaching and Learning Australasia 2012, BEAQ 2013, Brisbane and IWB 2013 Australia and New Zealand.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Terry Jacka

Terry Jacka

Head of Mathematics, St Hilda's School
Terry Jacka is head of Mathematics at St Hilda's School on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is passionate about improving student engagement and outcomes via the creative use of technology. She has presented at conferences both internationally and nationally, including ISTE 2012 in San Diego, Blackboard Teaching & Learning Australasia 2012, AAMT 2013 Melbourne, Australia and IWB 2013 in Australia and New Zealand.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Room 278

10:20am

“I Fear I may become a Tree-Hugging Hippie?” (BABY STEP Implementation to a 1:1 classroom Environment)
Limited Capacity full

If you are about to jump into the pit of a 1:1 classroom for the first time and feeling the fear of a new world- here is the presentation for you. During this session you will:
• Conquer your fears
• View a Day in the Life of a 1:1 Classroom
• Learn to: become paper-free, never use a marker or chalk again, monitor your room, be purposeful and engaging,
• Leave with a 1:1 Classroom Management Plan
• Learn about amazing APPs that blend together to start off with a full 1:1 experience so that you are no overwhelmed
• Most importantly- Leave with a Lesson Plan Template on how to conduct your lessons on a 1:1 daily basis.

(*Disclaimer: All participants may leave with a slight case of iPaditis, please be vaccinated as the Shower APP on your iPad does not wash away the disease but leaves you soapy!)

Speakers
NG

Nat Giambalvo/Joshua Essary

Nat Giambalvo: 7th Grade Mathematics. 3 years teaching at a 1:1 Apple Distinguished School in Belton, Texas. Featured in articles pertaining to the use of Technology in the classroom in the Austin American-Statesman, Temple Daily Telegram, Otterbox Media, & YNN news. Enjoys Skee-Ball at Chuckee Cheese’s and the smooth sounds of Hall & Oats. | | Joshua Essary has been teaching for 10 years. He taught as a band director for 9 years. He now... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:40am
Room 238

11:15am

Sam Shepherd with Dan Harris
Artists

Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:15am - 1:15pm
Chaps Court

11:30am

500,000 Apps in 60 Minutes!
Limited Capacity filling up

A wise man once said, "Give a teacher an app and she's got a day's lesson; Teach her how to find the right apps and she'll have lessons for a lifetime." With the ever-growing App Store and the many '10 Best Apps' articles that bombard us daily, there must be a good way to wrangle exactly what we need. This session will explore strategies, resources, suggestions, and best practices for finding "the right app" for the objective at hand. Other topics to be discussed will be app smashing, SAMR model considerations, and knowing when to simply leave technology out of the lesson altogether.


NOTE: this session will be repeated on June 19th at 1:30pm. 

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 →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall

11:30am

Bringing It All Together
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion of different management platforms. The pluses and minuses that real teachers have run into in trying to manage student content with iPads. We will look at and discuss a number of different ways to bring content from students to teachers and from teachers to students within classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes

7th, Cleburne ISD
I am passionate about a practical and meaningful use of technology in an average classroom without sacrificing the content. | | 5 years teaching 7th grade: 2 ELAR 3 Math
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Matthew Moulden

Matt Moulden - High School Social Studies teacher of 10 yrs, pushing technology integration for the last 3 yrs. | I believe in using technology to make kids create content not just absorb content | Find on Twitter: @theMrMoulden


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Lecture Hall

11:30am

Flippin' Out Elementary Style
Limited Capacity seats available

So many of us have seen the flipped out videos on youtube, read the research, and think it would be a great idea. But how do you ACTUALLY start doing it...what does it really entail...and most of all, how to do it in an elementary classroom.

I will give step by step how to, what's worked and what's not worked, baby steps, and even tips and tricks I have learned along the way.

Speakers
KF

Kim Fromberg

wife, mother of 3 under 8, pinterest-junkie, twitter-stalker, new education info geek, push-the-limits techie teacher, 1:1 third grade teacher, a tad OCD, organization saves my life | | Giving it my all, one day at a time.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Recital Hall

11:30am

iPad Learning Revolution
Limited Capacity filling up

What happens when you put an iPad into the hands of EVERY student at your school? A LEARNING REVOLUTION, of course! Join the journey of how 1:1 iPads fostered a necessary uprising from within the classroom. We will take you through each stage of our transformation from preparing our teachers for 1:1 to celebrating their successes of integrating technology into their curriculum. INTEGRATED K-5 LESSONS AND PROJECTS from our talented staff and students will be shared as well as APP LISTS and CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TIPS, culminating in a METAMORPHOSIS OF LEARNING SPACES that demand creativity, mobility, and differentiation reign in the learning environment.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Marianna Ricketson

Marianna Ricketson

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
Marianna Ricketson-Husain has taught in diverse settings from public schools in Harlem to exclusive private schools in Cupertino. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her MA in Instructional Technology from Columbia University. For the last 12 years, she has been an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD at both the middle school and elementary level. Currently she is a member of the elite squad of the iVengers and... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Chap Room

11:30am

KID PIX® for iPad: Spark Self-Expression, Creativity and Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to build 21st century creativity and communications skills in your classroom with KID PIX for iPad using kid-friendly features like video narration, tappable objects, easy drag-and-drop path animation, storytelling voices and flipbook animation.

In this session we'll show you how your students can use KID PIX to:

- turn their iPads into finger-painted musical instruments that play notes when they're tapped.
- create and star in their own animated adventure story
- write and direct an interactive fairy tale with animated characters that speak or sing their lines while moving around the screen
- design an interactive digital storybook about a journey to another city, another country or another planet

KID PIX for iPad empowers you to extend learning and inspire young imaginations as your young learners create and communicate. All this and more when the most-loved kids creativity software of them all goes mobile.

Speakers
avatar for Shirley

Shirley

Regional Manager & Kid Pix Specialist, Learning Services
I am passionate about teaching and learning with technology!


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 270

11:30am

Looking Beyond the Device
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we look deeper at the "why", "how", and the "what" in the realm of 1:1 technology learning device initiatives.  Whether you are in the middle, starting a pilot, or just thinking about a 1:1 you will not want to miss this session.  Participants will have an opportunity to share, discuss, and reflect on success factors, research based stats, and best practices in managing and building a successful 1:1 initiative.  Disclaimer: there are no smoke and mirrors at this session, just hope, vision, experience, and a passion for learning and teaching. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Yenca

Tim Yenca

Educational Technologist, Mobile Integration Specialist, Eanes ISD
I began my career working for the Bethlehem Area School District in eastern Pennsylvania as a secondary mathematics teacher.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education, I taught several secondary math courses over the course of eight years.  While teaching, I also pursued two master’s degrees through Wilkes University and completed my studies in Classroom Technology, as well as earning a... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Choir Hall

11:30am

The E-Learning Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

After you have decided that a mobile solution is the direction you are going for your school, a few big questions should pop into your head:

 

What apps will I be using and how bandwidth-intensive are they?

What will happen if all of my students log on to their devices at the same time?

Assuming that these mobile devices aren’t the only things hitting the network, how do I keep it secure and running at an acceptable speed?

I assume I’ll have to upgrade my network, what exactly do I need and how am I going to get it installed?

When I have an issue with my wireless network, how many different people will I have to call?

 

Now, read in your best game show host voice:  These questions and more will be discussed by Brian Churchin and the ATS team Thursday morning at iPadpalooza! 

 

Come on down! (well, technically *up*as we will be in room 258, so unless you start out on the roof….come on up.)


Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 258

12:10pm

Designed by
Limited Capacity full

How do mobile technologies change not only the way we teach, but the kinds of spaces our students learn in? Identify methods for redesigning a learning space and collaboratively brainstorm key elements of a mobile space that better accommodate mobile technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Foote

Carolyn Foote

Eanes ISD
Carolyn is a techno-librarian at Westlake High School and fascinated by the changes mobile technology has brought to her 1:1 campus. She is a four time finalist for TCEA's Librarian of the Year Award and was honored as a White House Champion of Change. She's interested in conversation.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:20pm
Shrieking Shack

12:10pm

Digital Citizenship Resources for the iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

As student devices are being integrated into schools, helping students be good digital citizens is more important than ever. Join Common Sense Media to learn about resources for teaching digital citizenship in the iPad classroom. Participants will learn about two curriculum resources that teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful in a digital world.

First, participants will learn about free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum eBooks, which include a Teacher Edition and accompanying Student Workbook offered by grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The curriculum is research-based, flexible, and aligned to Common Core, ISTE, and AASL standards. Parent resources are included. The Teacher Edition includes easy-to-use lesson plans, teaching tips, and videos of lessons in action. The Student Workbook includes lesson activities, videos, assessments, and the ability to email work to the teacher. The curriculum is teacher-led with opportunities for independent student work in blended settings.

Digital Passport, available in the App Store, teaches students in grades 3-5 citizenship skills through interactive games. Students collect badges towards earning a Digital Passport certificate. Digital Passport received a Bronze Medal in the 2012 International Serious Play Awards and a Reader’s Choice Award from eSchool News in 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Mendoza

Kelly Mendoza

Sr. Manager, Professional Development, Common Sense Education
Kelly Mendoza manages the professional development program for Common Sense Education. She develops multimedia tutorials, videos, and trains educators on teaching digital literacy and citizenship, integrating technology into teaching, engaging parents, and helping students harness technology for learning. Kelly has also written curriculum for Common Sense’s K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum. Prior to Common Sense, through her... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room 274

12:10pm

How We are Flipping the Script
Limited Capacity full

"Flipping" seems like the new educational technology buzzword of 2014, but what exactly does it mean? In this session, discover why a middle school ELA/Technology Integration teacher has fallen head over heels. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin. Learn how to use your iPad to create your own flipped lessons, and make the most out of 1:1 environments.

In this session, educators of all grade levels will learn about the concepts of flipped instruction and blended learning, and will have the knowledge necessary to begin implementing the techniques in their classroom. The session will be designed as a BYOD interactive presentation, where participants will be encouraged to download and test apps that can help them with the practice. Attendees at the novice and intermediate levels would best benefit from this session, as it will be geared towards the absolute beginner; however, more advanced tips and tricks will also be shared. Furthermore, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with the practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room 278

12:10pm

iPad as Your Personal Learning Hub
Limited Capacity full

Twitter and blogs and websites – oh my! There are so many amazing resources online to learn from that it quickly becomes overwhelming to keep up with the information and organize it in ways that will be easily accessible in the future. In this session, Sandy will walk you through the basics of some of the apps she uses to keep her professional learning organized. You will come away with at least one new tool you can use to make learning from online resources more meaningful and manageable.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Kendell

Sandy Kendell

Communications Specialist & Digital Learning Coach, Georgetown ISD
Sandy Kendell is a Communications and Educational Technology Specialist with 23 years of experience in K-12 education including classroom teaching, instructional technology facilitation, and school communications at the campus and district levels. Sandy is an experienced trainer and conference presenter, having led or co-led a variety of sessions and workshops in Georgetown ISD as well as at conferences such as SXSWedu, ISTE, TCEA, iPadpalooza... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Library Center

12:10pm

Kids need to Code
Limited Capacity full

Teaching students to code greatly enhances their problem-solving skills and provides them with valuable skills that can help them become more successful in life. The options for coding in the classroom have exploded, and a good portion of these tools walk you through the programming so that you can learn right along with the students. You do NOT need to know programming to be able to work with your students on programming. Join Juan Orozco as  he shares various Web tools and iPad apps that you can use to introduce and explore coding students. Whether it's a tutorial to help them write their first computer program, a game that teaches how to make video games, an introduction to JavaScript, or something else – these coding games and tools are sure to engage your students and get them hooked on coding!

Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room 268

12:10pm

Organized and Interactive Paperless Classroom? YES PLEASE!
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will use Schoology to manage their classroom. Participants will be walked through class set up and managing resources.Make everyone's life easier with less paper and more organization for your classes!

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Snook

Tanya Snook

Professor, Waxahachie Global High School
I teach Dual Credit Computer Science and Dual Credit Government (both National and State & Local) at a DFW ECHS/STEM school. I work through the University of Texas at Tyler and Navarro College. I teach using Project Based Learning. I believe in kids and in high school redesign/reform. I am a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas.

Co-Speakers
SD

SNOOK, DONALD

Principal, Waxahachie Global High School
I am the principal of Waxahachie Global HS - a T-STEM/ECHS. We have been named a model high school by the state of Texas as well as a US news and World Report bronze level campus.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Bat Cave

12:10pm

Start with iBooks and Change the World!
Limited Capacity full

Come see how iBooks has transformed the way that Northside ISD students are learning and interacting with geometry. This interactive session informs participants about an innovative iPad pilot that utilized one teacher simultaneously instructing across 12 different middle school campuses, as well as the challenges and solutions that Northside ISD discovered along the way. Hear how our district is utilizing what they learned from the pilot to transform their classrooms into 21st century environments. Walk away from the session, feeling inspired to design and deliver digital content in meaningful and innovative ways through the use of purposefully selected applications and custom-designed iBooks. Presentation will be mathematically focused, but much of the material, and all of the ideas, can be implemented across the curriculum.

Speakers
MP

Matthew Patty

Geometry Online Teacher & Math IST, Northside ISD
Matthew Patty is an innovative math teacher who is leading an iPad exclusive online geometry pilot for Northside ISD in San Antonio Texas. He most recently presented at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference on the unique advantages of his position. Before coming to Northside, Matthew worked with Northeast ISD in San Antonio for two years. During his second year of teaching, He was one of 12 finalists for the San... Read More →

Co-Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room 238

12:10pm

Why and Try
Limited Capacity full

In the "why" portion of this session, participants will learn how students are using iPads for differentiating, documenting, and demonstrating thinking in the classroom and why it's a good thing. Throughout the session, participants will keep busy in a mini maker movement manner - tinkering, building, or creating.
In the "try" portion of this session, we'll get a chance to explore and experiment. We'll use what we've learned to make our thinking visible.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Coffin

Denise Coffin

Kindergarten Teacher, Sidwell Friends School
Denise Coffin teaches Kindergarten at Sidwell Friends School. She has been using Thinking Routines and other Project Zero ideas in her classroom for the past five years. She has been a presenter/exhibitor at several Looking at Student/Teacher Thinking exhibitions in Washington and has led a teacher workshop on Articulation, Documentation, and Reflection at the PZ Perspectives 2014 conference in Memphis, TN. Over the past six years, she has led... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Eve Eaton

Eve Eaton

Teacher, Sidwell Friends School
Eve Eaton teaches at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. Over the past two years, she has worked to integrate iPads into her classroom. She has discovered practical ways to seamlessly integrate this technology into the curriculum and is interested in helping others learn from her mistakes. She currently teaches first grade at Sidwell Friends Lower School, after having taught fourth graders for well over a decade. Eve is a regular... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room 260

1:10pm

Assessment: There's an App for That!
Limited Capacity filling up

Daily assessment is easier than you think! Yes, there's an app for that! See how to use various apps for formative assessment, summative assessment, and documentation to really KNOW what your students know, understand, and can demonstrate! Some apps demonstrated will be paid apps, while others will be free.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Brooks

Kim Brooks

Campus Instructional Technologist, Highland Park ISD
I am an instructional technologist at Armstrong Elementary in Highland Park ISD. I love learning new things, reading, and traveling!


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Hall

1:10pm

Booting the Box
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you trying to figure out how to take your iPad out of the box and into the classroom? I will share 10 simple tips to help take the fear out of using the iPad to flip your classroom. From turning an assignment into a PDF to using some common apps, take your new device from an idea to reality.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Deeken

Jim Deeken

Counselor, South Belton Middle School
Jim has been in education for 23 years, the last three as a counselor at South Belton Middle School. We are ending our 3rd year of 1:1, and SBMS has been named an Apple Distinguised School for the past two years. Jim is married with two teenagers. One will be a Freshman at Baylor in the fall, and the other will be a junior and was in the first class in BISD to receive iPads.

Co-Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Recital Hall

1:10pm

Brains Sure Do Taste Different These Days
Limited Capacity seats available

Braaaaaiiiins....If you were a zombie in today's age, would the brains taste different then back in the day?  We're exposed to so much stimuli and have such overwhelming access to things, our brains have to be adjusting right?

In this interactive and entertaining session (possibly in that order), we'll take a look at all the ways our brains (and the world around them) have changed in just the past 5 years. This is one session where you will be asked NOT to turn your phone to silent....

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 →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall

1:10pm

Inform Instruction with the IPad
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the free ways of using the IPad as a tool for formative assessment. Participants will learn ways to differentiate formative assessment using concepts and vocabulary from the TEKS, all with an iPad!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Monthie

Lisa Monthie

Tech PD Specialist, Waco ISD
My specializations include technology integration in all content areas, engagement, differentiation, and extensive content knowledge in pedagogy and English Language Arts and Reading.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Chap Room

1:10pm

Leveraging Apple's DEP and VPP programs with the Casper Suite.
Limited Capacity seats available

Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and updated Volume Purchase Program (VPP) have simplified the device and app deployment processes significantly.

With the Casper Suite, you can now:

Configure and customize the setup experience for your users as well as ensure their devices are enrolled in the JSS without ever having to touch the device.
Wipe and re-enroll devices instantly if trouble arises.
Reassign apps to different users, saving both time and money.
And more...

Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 270

1:10pm

Math at Your Fingertips: One app for Grades 7-12
Limited Capacity full

One App? All the Math. Learn how to cleverly integrate iPads into your math and science classrooms using the TI-Nspire App for iPad. Get over 1000 FREE interactive classroom -ready activities-including teacher notes & solutions- that help students see and touch math in a whole new way.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies. | I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students to better understand Transformational Geometry.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 258

1:10pm

Tap Into Teen Minds in Math With iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kyle Pearce from the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as he shares his journey of creating a digital learning environment. In Kyle’s secondary one-to-one iPad math class, the goal was to effectively deliver a 3-part math lesson while eliminating wasted time copying useless facts. This resulted in increased student engagement and high levels of student success. Positive results from the one-to-one iPad math classroom has led to the introduction of a One iPad Classroom model for instructional use through the Middle Years Collaborative Inquiry Project for intermediate teachers in 29 schools. Both one-to-one and One iPad Classroom models continue to grow as GECDSB educators strive to redefine digital learning in mathematics with iPad.

From introducing an effective One-to-Many iPad Classroom approach that will allow you to use your iPad as a wireless Interactive Whiteboard via AirPlay to going completely paperless by using cloud-based file storage solutions, you can be up and running with a sustainable model that works! Already one-to-one and looking for transformative tasks to help you and your students climb the SAMR Ladder? Kyle will discuss his new blogging network, MathBlogs.ca - a free platform for teachers and students to share their math work to improve their math communication and develop a deep understanding of the concepts while interacting with their peers publicly.

While technology can certainly make math tasks more meaningful and enjoyable, you can also effectively use iPads to collect useful student assessment as learning and assessment for learning data and organize it to allow students, teachers and parents to better understand urgent student learning needs and develop strategies to improve.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Teacher, Apple Authorized Education Trainer, Math Coach, Tap Into Teen Minds
Kyle Pearce is a Secondary Math Department Head, Teacher and Intermediate Level Math Coach from Belle River, Ontario, Canada.His work with iPads in math class earned the designation of Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Education Trainer, and Google Certified Teacher, leading professional development in both mathematics and technology across North America. Kyle also serves as a member on the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Choir Hall

1:30pm

Expert's Lounge & Human Library
The Expert's Lounge is an opportunity to sit and discuss ideas and issues with mobile devices in your schools.  There will be a wide range of experts set-up in the Chaps Court which will be available for you to tap their collective expertise.  Have a burning question about your 1:1 or BYOD initiative? This is the place to get answers and "check out" an expert. 

Scroll through the schedule below for each Expert Topic!

  • Table 1: Robert Bush - "Digital Portfolios"
  • Table 2: John Roepke - "Interactive Presentation Tools"
  • Table 3: Rafranz Davis - "Students as Storytellers"
  • Table 4: Evan Jones and Julie Smith - "Apps and Tools for Inclusion"
  • Table 5: Matthew Patty - "Math and Tech"
  • Table 6: David Saltmarsh - "iPad Implementation Best Practices"
 

Volunteers


Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Chaps Court

2:00pm

App Development for Busy Educators
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to create stunning, dynamic apps that are customized to your individual classroom and/or school district without having to go back to school for a computer science degree? The solution: Buzztouch.com. It is a solution that will allow you to develop an app that is be able to have new classroom or school content added quickly and easily, without the 3-5 day waiting period for an app update. But most importantly, it is a mobile development platform that will allow you (as a busy education professional with many other responsibilities and time constrictions that come with being an educator) to develop an app quickly, without an extensive knowledge of coding, and without investment in university courses in software engineering.

This will be a working session in which we will create a basic, functioning app which you can modify. When we finish this section you will have a simple, functioning app that will run on the iOS Simulator on your Mac which you can then modify, add to, and change as much as you would like to further learn app development.

NOTE: Attendees of this session should have a Mac with Xcode 5 downloaded and have signed up for a Guest or Member account of Buzztouch.com so that each person can participate fully and start developing their app in the session. Attendees will given access to an iTunes U course complete with screen casts of this process for further review at a later time.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Foutty

Brian Foutty

Innovative Learning Specialist & App Developer, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Brian is a 1994 and 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and M. Ed. in Special Education. He taught math for 19 years at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren, Ohio until recently moving into the position of Innovative Learning Specialist for the TCTC. He is now in charge of the districts' iPad 1:1 initiative and has been charged with implementing and maintaining the iPad deployment, MDM... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Room 274

2:00pm

Beyond the Notebook - Using Evernote as the 21st Century Interactive Notebook
Limited Capacity full

For the past decade, Interactive Notebooks have been lauded as an important tool to help students remember and synthesize information in the classroom. Interactive notebooks have been linked to better achievement and longer lasting connections as they appeal to several of Gardner's "intelligences" all at once. However, as more research and work is being done digitally, the effectiveness of these notebooks is being lost.
That is where Evernote comes in! Evernote can be used to create, capture and assess all of student learning, regardless of its original source!
Students can use this app to type their notes, annotate primary source documents or label photographs.
It also allows students to capture authentic learning - whether a poster, a video, webpages or pages from a textbook and store it in one location for later reference.
And finally, students can use Evernote to recall and reference their learning during assessments such as Socratic Seminars to facilitate evidence-based conversations that truly push critically thinking.
Evernote truly is the 21st Century "Interactive Notebook"

Speakers
EN

Elisse Newey

Elisse Newey is a 4th grade teacher at Eanes Elementary who inds excitement in doing project based learning while integrating the iPad in all areas of the curriculum!


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Shrieking Shack

2:00pm

Connect4
Limited Capacity full

Hear from multiple experts what works in elementary iPad classrooms. You can learn how kindergartners can create portfolios, how to manage the iPads in Configurator to protect the children, what works well with the autistic child, how to set up a successful center with one iPad, and what techniques work with a struggling child.

You will be allowed to choose which topics you want to connect with in 4 eight-minute mini-breakout sessions and then participate in a quick question-and-answer session. Participants will move from one topic to another in the room as they choose. Each of the presenters has extensive experience in his/her area, and will also be able to guide you to more resources.

Speakers
AA

Adrienne Ahr

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting
Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jenny Dougherty, LPC-S, RPT-S. She is currently working as a counseling consultant with EnvisionEd Consulting and seeing clients in private practice in Plano, TX. Adrienne specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders through the use of play therapy. She believes play in many forms is important including the use of technology and assists... Read More →
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Terice Schneider

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC
Terice T. Schneider began her career as a secondary English teacher for 15 years. Recently, she started EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Vicki Ventura after working for 12 years as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. The goal of EnvisionEd Consulting is helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. | For the last three years Terice focused on planning... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Ventura

Vicki Ventura

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting
Vicki Ventura began EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Terice Schneider after 32 years in education, most recently as Instructional Technology Coordinator for 15 years. They are passionate about helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. Their vision is to promote engagement and student ownership of learning. Vicki offers engaging staff development and also... Read More →

Co-Speakers
EA

Elliot Ahr

Campus Technology Support Specialist, Killeen ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Room 268

2:00pm

Constructivism at Work: Co-creating an Engaging Curriculum in World Languages
Limited Capacity filling up

I will share my SAMR experiences in a 1:1 classroom- uses, apps, assignments, etc. that have worked well and that took a little tweaking to get right- and a few examples of student work that helped shape the way we (re)work(ed) and enlivened the classroom experience of a “dead” language. Then, I invite everyone to pick something relevant to their own curriculum to tweak, modify, or create using something that you have learned in my session or any other. It will be a chance to help each other, bounce ideas off of other educators, and hopefully leave the session with something concrete, created by you, that is not only relevant to what you do but might actually be something you can use when you get back to school. My examples will be from Latin but are relevant for all World Languages as well as other curricula like Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, etc. All disciplines are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Cannon

Natalie Cannon

Department Chair & Teacher, Eanes ISD
Salve! I am Natalie Cannon, and I teach Latin, Mythology, and Roman Cultures to the talented and quirky students at Westlake High School. My colleague and I co-sponsor a very large, active Latin Club. I am the President of the Austin-area Armadillo Classical Society, was awarded membership as a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and am also a member of the TCA, ACL, ACTFL, and TCEA. This is my 10th year of teaching Latin, and 9 of those years... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Room 238

2:00pm

Formative Assessment Using Technology
Limited Capacity full

Teachers and students can be provided ongoing, real-time feedback utilizing many technology tools that are currently available in schools. Attendees in this workshop will learn how teachers can utilize technology to easily assess student understanding before they move on to the next topic or lesson. Formative assessment can be formal or informal to assess the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment It typically involves qualitative feedback for both student and teacher. Technology helps the classroom teacher give that immediate feedback, plus scoring the assessment. Students react favorably to this type of assessment and often say it is "fun". Participants will be actively involved in this presentation as both a teacher and a student.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Library Center

2:00pm

Getting Slap Appy for PBL
Limited Capacity full

Effective 1:1, student-led classrooms take creativity and time. This session presents apps and tech tools to help you immediately turn your classroom into a synergetic learning environment, focused on innovative learning models. You will test drive versatile apps and tech tools currently used in 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. Preferred device: Android, any GooglePlay-enabled device, iPad, or iPod.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Starling

Allison Starling

Allison Starling is a part of the iTeach Manor team, serving Manor High School. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Sec. Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband’s military service, Allison began teaching 7th grade History. Her career has included receiving her masters from Texas A&M in Ed Admin as well as teaching 1:1 iPad with 7th graders... Read More →

Co-Speakers
AM

April Maas

North Belton Middle School


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Room 278

2:00pm

There's an App For That!
Limited Capacity full

Need to boost student engagement? Having trouble covering ALL of those Technology Application TEKS? Well, There's an App for That!!

This hands-on course will allow participants to download and learn about apps for integrating the TEKS for Technology Applications in the elementary classroom. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and create 21st century lessons and learning environments for their students. Don't forget to BYOD!!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Landry

Stacy Landry

Pre-K Teacher, Teacher Technology Advocate, Dripping Springs ISD
I*heart*technology in the elementary classroom!! | | I have been a Kindergarten teacher in Dripping Springs ISD for 9 1/2 years. This is my fourth year teaching Pre-K. I absolutely LOVE the little ones! | | There is nothing quite as rewarding as experiencing that "aha" moment... It amazes me just how often in Pre-K I am able to witness it. I love hands-on teaching, explorative learning, and giving the children opportunities to spread their... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Marcie Danzeiser

Marcie Danzeiser

Pre-K Teacher, Dripping Springs ISD
avatar for Kelly Garner

Kelly Garner

DSISD GT Specialist, Dripping Springs ISD
I am currently a Gifted and Talented Specialist in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (Texas), where I currently teach 3rd & 4th graders. I co-founded Dripping Springs TechSquad and I am the founder of SUPERGirls, INC at Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs/Austin, TX. SUPERgirls, Inc promotes STEAM for girls in grades 2nd -5th. I have a variety of teaching experiences from high school to kindergarten. I strive to motivate... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Powers

Wendy Powers

second grade teacher, DSISD
Hi! I'm a currently a second grade teacher in Texas! I have taught for 12 years. I am a huge believer in letting kids take charge of their own learning and that my job is to provide opportunities to learn and practice what they have learned. I love the many ways that are now available to kids in their learning journey and continuing to find new ones. | | I am also a mom of two boys as well as other foster kids that have come through our... Read More →
JT

Jennifer Tice

Dripping Springs ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Bat Cave

2:30pm

Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to have more time on the weekends with your family and friends? Would you like to know, instantly, if your students have mastered a topic or if you need to reteach? Do you wish to no longer have piles of papers to grade and pass back taking up space on your desk? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this session is for you! Come experience the joys of digital grading. From online assessments, both large-scale and small, to choice menus you can grade from the comfort of your couch, this session is sure to help you alleviate some of the stress and time constraints associated with grading. This session will provide you with tools to help save you and your students time on tasks that can be completed with an iPad. Now is the chance to get your life back!

Speakers
CM

chelsea Murray

8th Grade Science Teacher, Fort Bend ISD
I have been teaching for 7 years. 6 of the 7 years I have taught 8th grade science. I spent one year in Fairbanks, Alaska where I taught 7th grade world geography. I have presented at several conferences including the Region 4 Science Conference and the Fort Bend ISD Technology Conference. I was chosen as Baines Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2012 by my peers and administrators. I have been teaching with a class set of iPads in my room... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Choir Hall

2:30pm

Breaking the Code
Limited Capacity full

Ever wondered about teaching coding skills to students? What is the purpose? How can we fit it into the day? What ages can do it? The presenters will provide resources and lesson plans that will allow you to implement it into either a club format or a classroom activity.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery

Instructional Technologist, Harts Bluff ISD
Mark serves as Instructional Technologist for the Harts Bluff Independent School District in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He strives to help teachers with ways to implement technology seamlessly and purposefully into their classrooms, as well as to move the use of technology toward student-centered.
avatar for Becky Odajima

Becky Odajima

Associate Principal, Midway High School
Associate Principal @ Midway High School. | Instructional Technology Enthusiast!


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 260

2:30pm

Bulb for Student Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Bulb is a platform for web-based, sharable student portfolios and web publishing. Based on a constructivist learning philosophy, bulb is meant for enhancing, demonstrating, and sharing learning.

This presentation will walk through how to use bulb for student portfolios and share our teacher resources for making portfolios easy to implement in your classroom.

Speakers
Co-Speakers
avatar for David Runkles

David Runkles

Director of Strategy and Design, Bulb
I am passionate about turning information into knowledge. As learners, we need to slow down and actually think; turn raw information into internalized knowledge. And as teachers, we need to share our knowledge in a way that can spread. | | The web has given us greater access to information. But it has also distracted us - cluttered our brains with irrelevant data - with the newest thing pushing out the most important. I believe that we... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 258

2:30pm

eBackpack - Unlock Technology, Reimagine Learning with a Digital Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Technology can be extremely powerful when used in a manner that increases engagement. We will explore how to move beyond the traditional assignments and utilize eBackpack in the classroom to unlock the full creative potential of technology, reimagine classroom activities, explore creativity, save you time, and do it easily! 

Speakers
MZ

Michael Zilinskas

Founder, eBackpack
Interested in how you infuse technology in your classroom, collaborate with peers, and the implementation of personal learning pathways.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 270

2:30pm

Make an App Without Any Coding!
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will discover how Xcode's interface builder support
for storyboarding in iOS 5-7 makes designing iOS apps easier.
Storyboarding allows you to graphically arrange all your views
within a single design canvas. The drag and drop environment
allows you to define the app's logical flow and assign transition
animations - all without coding.

Speakers
Co-Speakers
avatar for Paula McKinney

Paula McKinney

AP Computer Science teacher, Eanes ISD
I currently teach AP Computer Science and CS Principles: Thriving in our Digital World. CS Principles is a dual credit course through the University of Texas @ Austin. I will be an AP reader this summer for the second time. | | This summer Janet Couvillion and I will be offering an introductory programming course to elementary students through the EISD Enrichment program.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Chap Room

2:30pm

Student Voice: Let Your Young Learners Show What They Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Come check out some creative and fun ways for your students to “Show What They Know” using audio and video created on the ipad. In this session we will share apps and lesson examples sure to engage your students, even as young as Kinder.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Carnazzo

Lisa Carnazzo

2nd grade teacher, NEISD
Lisa is a 2nd grade teacher in NEISD in San Antonio. Her students use their ipads daily to create content, collaborate on projects, and connect globally via Twitter. Lisa is passionate about using technology to increase student learning and loves sharing ideas from her classroom with other educators.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Tami Greenwood

Tami Greenwood

Kindergarten teacher, NEISD-Las Lomas Elem.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall

2:30pm

Too Young for Technology? Never!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover the a myriad of ideas for building technology capacity in primary students. Included in the presentation will be information on effective ways of dispensing new technology knowledge to young learners, ways to scaffold learning to build strong technology skills and how to use social media as an effective means of parent communication.


Speakers
avatar for Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
As the Educational Technologist on and elementary campus, I am responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into the instructional program by supporting teachers, librarians, and Instructional Partners. Our district believes that this position is essential in establishing a digital age learning culture by supporting, training, coaching and mentoring staff. In addition, I am also involved in program planning and implementation of... Read More →

Co-Speakers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Recital Hall

2:30pm

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Navigating Social Media & Using Its Power for Good
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will highlight trends in social media as well as offer responsible methods of using it as a tool for communication and learning. A brief overview of the latest and greatest in social media will be presented (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Remind101 etc.). Learn how teachers and administrators can use social media to improve communication among all stakeholders. Responsible use by students and staff members will be underscored throughout. Using the iPad as a simple means to manage social media will be highlighted.

Speakers
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Sharon McKinney

Principal, Port Aransas High School
Sharon McKinney has been the principal of Port Aransas High School for four years. She has learned that effective communication is a key factor in successfully leading a school. She was a statewide finalist for TASSP Principal of the Year in 2013. Besides living and working in paradise, she loves to travel, read, and renovate homes.


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Lecture Hall

3:30pm

APPMazing Race live-look in & Day 2 closing activities
Limited Capacity seats available

This closing activity is not a formal presentation, but rather an interactive event showcasing various apps and activities from around the globe.  We'll also be witnessing our APPMazing race teams in action as they take on various challenges in the competition. 

Volunteers

Wednesday June 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chaps Court
 
Thursday, June 19
 

7:30am

Breakfast and DJ Off Da Hook
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 →


Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30am - 8:45am
Chaps Court

7:30am

iPadpalooza Registration
Registration for those that did not register either on June 17th or June 18th

Volunteers

Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Performing Arts Center Lobby

8:20am

Artistic Behavior with a Touchscreen
Limited Capacity seats available

The wonders of the etch-e-sketch have given way to more impressive touchscreen technology with great potential for fine arts instruction. Teaching for Artistic Behavior is a relatively new method of art instruction that is perfectly suited for iPad integration. Using apps like eBackpack, Camera/Photos, iBooks, and Draw Free, students are provided with instruction, materials, multitudes of examples of art, self-paced exploration, progress monitoring, critique and feedback, and perhaps most importantly, inspiration.
With iPad and Wifi access students can access teacher-created Blogs that house video demonstrations of lessons, materials' use, and information on artists. iBooks delivered via eBackpack provide students with teacher-made lessons so that they can see a live demonstration in class and then choose to explore the activity at their own pace or even at a later date via an iPad. Teaching for Artistic Behavior allows for the teacher to instruct students and then set them free to explore art-making with relative independence. Art creation is something iPad Apps are only beginning to explore, but we have starter ideas for integrating Draw Free and Camera/Photos into student art. Come see where the Fine Arts are going with our kids at the helm.

Speakers
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Jesse Henson

Art teacher 2013-14
Originally from the frigid lands of Massachusetts. Parented by an art teacher and a landscape architect. Relocated to Austin about 8 years ago. 2nd year teaching in Eanes ISD. Art teacher at Cedar Creek Elementary. 6 years teaching experience, previously having taught K, 1st, and 3rd grade, including K-1st grade split level class. Integrated iPad use in K-1st class for early reading and math skills intervention. Taught 3rd grade class with 1-1... Read More →

Co-Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Chap Room

8:20am

Embracing the C's using an iPad in a Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you eager to share your students' learning with the world? To allow young learners to create, collaborate, communicate, explore and have fun while meeting state and national standards? We will explore a number of apps and lesson ideas that foster inquiry and produce evidence of learning through a final product or artifact that you can tweet, post to your website, archive in an e-portfolio, or embed in a blog. This session showcases kid-tested apps and projects, options for workflow and archival, and addresses screen time, keyboarding, and preparing devices for young learners. Join us for an app-smashing good time!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Carnazzo

Lisa Carnazzo

2nd grade teacher, NEISD
Lisa is a 2nd grade teacher in NEISD in San Antonio. Her students use their ipads daily to create content, collaborate on projects, and connect globally via Twitter. Lisa is passionate about using technology to increase student learning and loves sharing ideas from her classroom with other educators.
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Lecture Hall

8:20am

iResearch: Educational iPad Research You Should Know About
Limited Capacity seats available

Enormous investments in iPads are being made without knowledge of research or proof regarding iPads’ impact on teaching and learning. I have reviewed all iPad research conducted in elementary, middle and high school settings to identify the research-based ‘proof’ regarding the iPads’ contributions to aspects of teaching and learning in education. I will share the results, organized by: school type (lower, middle, high school) and subject area (math, English, social studies, interdisciplinary etc.). I will also summarize what is not known yet. I will then demonstrate how school leaders or teachers can make evidence-based decisions using this research ‘proof’ to help plan or hone an iPad innovation/implementation in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Joan E. Hughes

Joan E. Hughes

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Joan Hughes is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin and has 24 years of experience in educational technology field. Her research and teaching examines technology integration in teacher preparation programs and K-12 schools. She studies how teachers and K-12 students use technologies in-and-outside the classroom for learning and how school leaders support classroom technology integration. She... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Audrey De Zeeuw

Audrey De Zeeuw

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Recital Hall

8:20am

Making the iPad Soar into projects
Limited Capacity seats available

With 1-1 iPads at all high schools in my district a focus of my library is to build a collection of tools that support my students creating more innovative projects for project based learning and presentations. To support this I wrote a grant requesting items that would allow me to create a Makerspace in my library. Come checkout the various paraphernalia (drawing tablets, 3D scanner, keyboard, accessories for an iPad), and hardware that were funded. Find out how students are using the resources. Check out how we are using mostly free apps and software. Learn what’s working or is not. . .

Makerspace Definition: “As you know, ITS is committed to providing current and emerging technologies to invigorate intellectual inquiry and collaboration across conventional academic boundaries”
http://www.davidson.edu/college-initiatives/entrepreneurship-initiative/campus-maker-and-innovation-space

Speakers
JR

Jennifer Rike

Librarian, Timberview high School
This is my 15th year as a librarian and from the days of the old print book catalog to today I'm just trying to keep up. My library works to support our district 1-1 iPad adoption with digital resources. I am passionate about supporting my students in the learning.


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Choir Hall

8:20am

Re-Thinking School Communication
Limited Capacity full

Why is building a sense of Community with parents, students, school alumni and neighbors so vital?  Are your communication strategies helping or hurting? It’s time to re-think school communication and the “everything to everyone” syndrome that is burning parents out.  We’ll discuss parent engagement and communication strategies that will bring your school’s community together to improve your fundraising, enrollment, reputation and student success.  We'll discuss what real parent engagement looks like, what types of communication actually hinder engagement, and communication guidelines to improve engagement.

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Room 270

8:20am

Worst Apps and Ideas in EDTech (For mature audiences only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will identify apps and technology uses that may not be all they could be. By engaging in civil discourse, we'll examine and discuss some more questionable aspects of tech. The goal will be to consider ways to move from low level and mediocre practice to more engaging meaningful learning experiences.

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20am - 9:10am
Performing Arts Concert Hall

8:30am

Adding the “i” to Reader's Workshop- iReader's Workshop
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will look at before and after models of reader’s workshop and how it has evolved since the implementation of iPads. I believe this implementation has lead to accelerate learning and is making our students competitive with their peers. Want to know how to get kids running to your room ready to turn in homework? By turning homework into an engaging, motivating assignment that has a real purpose the following day, therefore allowing the students to take charge of their own learning. The beauty of technology in the classroom is the ability to go beyond differentiating for 3-4 groups and differentiate for each student. Participants will look at units my students have completed. We will walk through how the units were taught and what elements we brought in to each unit and see students’ final products and how the notes they compiled along the way served as a valuable resource for them. How has guided reading changed since iPads? Students interact with their iPads during guided reading and continue the learning as they move into their independent work. I will share the consumption apps that my students enjoy most, but their real love is the apps that allow their creativity to shine! How have we improved the home/school gap? Through digital office hours via numerous platforms. I will share several so participants can find what works best for them. Participants will walk away with an example of each of these elements created by themselves. I will also show examples from my classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Frogg

Ashley Frogg

4th grade teacher, East Side Elementary
I am a teacher in the Hamilton County School District of Tennessee. Due to proven successes with student growth on state testing and a passion for technology, I was asked to move to our county’s lowest performing school and lead an iPad 1:1 Pilot Program. Each student was given an iPad and I was equipped with an interactive board, document camera, and Apple TV. I then received national and district training giving me the opportunity to lead the... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Bat Cave

8:30am

App-stack Your Way to CCSS
Limited Capacity filling up

Across the country teachers are looking for ideas on how to integrate technology into their classrooms while simultaneously adapting curriculum to meet Common Core Standards. Designed for K-5 teachers, this session will introduce which apps can directly correlate to Core Standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Math. We even show authentic, real-world projects to demonstrate the Standards for Mathematical Practices and will bring along student-created samples from our school site!

The first goal of our session will be exposing attendees to several free and paid apps, including but not limited to Educreations, Skitch, Nearpod, Trading Card, Explain Everything and Sonic Pics. Elementary students can utilize these apps in order to demonstrate their knowledge of Common Core Standards in all subject areas.

Second, we will focus on how app-stacking (utilizing multiple apps) can create dynamic, authentic projects to be used for summative and/or formative assessments.

The session will conclude with a challenge to attendees! They will select one Common Core Standard and brainstorm how they might implement one or more apps into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Leanna Immel

Leanna Immel

3rd Grade Teacher, Cupertino Union School District
Leanna Immel & Kelly Galante are both 3rd grade teachers at Montclaire Elementary School, located in the Cupertino Union School District. In addition to teaching in the classroom, both Leanna & Kelly have worked in conjunction with their district as lead teachers for Language Arts and Technology, resulting in Teacher-of-the-Year awards for the 2010 & 2012 school years. Over the past 3 years, they have had the opportunity to integrate mobile... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Kelly Galante

Kelly Galante

3rd Grade Teacher, Cupertino Union School Distrcit


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 238

8:30am

Bringing Learning to Life with Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity full

Session will showcase cutting-edge augmented reality apps that can be used in the classroom to enhance real world learning and bring student excitement to your lessons. Participants will have the opportunity to share/brainstorm ideas for implementing AR in the classroom and trigger creation time. iPad needed for this session. Aurasma, Layar, ColAR Mix, & Chatterpix apps will be showcased. Please download ahead of time.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Bownds

Donna Bownds

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Belton ISD
Donna currently serves as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Belton ISD, The district has a 1:1 iPad initiative at all secondary schools . With 17 years of experience in education and edtech, she loves working in education with a focus on technology integration. She has elementary and middle school classroom experience and was named a Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award Winner in 2009 and a Cable in the Classroom Leader in... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Debbie Alston

Debbie Alston

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Belton ISD
Educator of 22 years with a Masters in Curriculum and Technology, focusing on teaching and learning for the 21st Century. Awarded the Tech4Learning Innovative Educator Award, presented for Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, Midwest Education Technology Conference, and a trainer for JAZZ 123, Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing. This is my second year as a Coordinator... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 260

8:30am

Coding Fun with Hopscotch for iPad
Limited Capacity full

Hopscotch is a free iPad app which can be used to introduce students to basic concepts of software coding and computational thinking, since it uses a “block based” programming language similar to “Scratch software from MIT. (scratch.mit.edu) In this session we'll explore several techniques using the free 2013 eBook by Dr Wesley Fryer, "Hopscotch Challenges: Learn to Code on an iPad!" which enable students to create simple "collide games" on the iPad as well as mathematical art drawings. Learn how your students can begin developing their coding, computational thinking, and problem solving skills using Hopscotch for iPad!

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 →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 278

8:30am

eBook Authoring Made Easy!
Limited Capacity full

Students have been authoring books in the classroom for years, but now it's time to transform those yarn, spiral and staple bound books into multi touch, interactive books that can be enjoyed from any device! Using the Book Creator app for iPad, your resistant writers will become motivated to not only write more, but more creatively while meeting the Common Core Writing Standards!

In this session, participants will learn how to integrate technology into teaching the writing process by seeing examples of student created books across many subject areas. Participants will explore the Book Creator App and learn to create eBooks (ePubs) with imported photos, videos, music and even recorded speech for narration. There are many ways to share the eBooks publicly or with parents, and participants will learn how to utilize platforms such as iTunes or class websites for publishing.

Speakers
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Jenny Grabiec

Director of Instructional Technology, The Fletcher School
Jenny began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in New York State. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent the past five years working primarily with iPads in education. Jenny is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at The Fletcher School, a K-12 school in Charlotte, NC for students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Here she had the privilege of leading a one-to-one iPad/Mac... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Shrieking Shack

8:30am

iCan’t Remember My Login: How to Consolidate Classroom Apps
Limited Capacity full

Let us do some of the legwork for you. With more than 3,000 education apps in the App Store, we know finding the right ones to use in your classroom can be tough. In this session, learn which apps succeed, and which ones you do not need. All of the apps in this session are free, and can be implemented into your classroom today. Apps will cover all kinds of aspects of the classroom from grades, assignments, organizing resources, student management, to polling, and more. We have been teaching in 1:1 classrooms for more than two years, and have subjected our students to a multitude of downloads, logins and upgrades. Save yourself the trouble, and learn from our experiences.

Speakers
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Peter Helfers

I’ve been a 6th grade teacher in Illinois since 2005, and have worked with kids as a mentor for most of my life. Teaching is not just a job, it is what I love to do every day with my own kids and my students. I also played and coached soccer and served in the US Air Force. | In 2011, my colleague Chris Hull and I received a grant for 1:1 iPads. Since then, finding the best tools to maximize our students’ learning has been our top priority... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Chris Hull

Chris Hull

Teacher, District 112
Chris has been teaching 7th grade social studies at Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park since 2007. He loves teaching, he is always researching and brainstorming ways to help his students to think more critically and independently. That is why Chris became interested in education technology; he wants to find all the best ways to engage his students in their learning. | | Chris helped found Otus, a 1:1 learning management system that... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Library Center

8:30am

iHaiku You
Limited Capacity full

Want to incorporate more poetry into your classroom? Looking to take comprehension and creation deeper also? Well then, get excited about using iPads to both enhance and create poetry! You’ll find out how easy it is for you and students to build creative responses to poetry, and get inspired to write poetry on the iPad. We’ll explore how app smashing can take simple student poems, and turn them into amazing creations!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Zigmond

Meghan Zigmond

1st grade teacher, Instructional Technology, Port Aransas ISD
Meghan Zigmond has been a first grade teacher for over ten years. She has a masters in Library Science, and is passionate about sharing her love for collaboration, creativity and technology integration. In her role as both teacher and technology facilitator, she manages all classroom iPads, collaborates and co-teaches to promote technology integration. Visit her at ZigZagsTech.com


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 268

8:30am

The Nearpod Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Whether you use Nearpod regularly or have never heard of it, come and learn everything there is to know about Nearpod! Our session will focus on creating Nearpod presentations, keeping students engaged with Nearpod, accessing post-session reports, and much more. It will also be a great opportunity to have all of your questions answered and to learn how to implement Nearpod in your classroom right away.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Zelarayan

Edward Zelarayan

Customer Relations Director, Nearpod
I am proud to say that I am one of the longest standing members at Nearpod, being a member since inception! During my time with Nearpod I have served in just about every department and held a variety of titles. When it comes to questions about using or implementing Nearpod, I am one of the most knowledgeable people who can answer. Please come see me regarding training and maximizing on your Nearpod experience, I am more than happy to help!


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 258

8:30am

Tomorrow's Teachers Today: Learning and Leading with iTunesU
Limited Capacity full

This year the Schulich School of Education provided all pre-service teachers with an iPad mini. Unfortunately, it is not enough to provide the mobile technologies to pre-service teachers, rather they must be able to use technology “to learn content and skills, so that they know how to learn, think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate, innovate, and collaborate” (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2006, p. 11). Pre-service teachers are charged with the daunting task of teaching content, managing classroom environments and seamlessly integrating technology into their curriculum. However, many pre-service teachers are unsure of how to effectively use technology in their classroom practice to enhance teaching and learning (Seo, 2010). Further, as Lambert & Cuper (2008) have suggested, “Preparation of tomorrow’s teachers does not depend solely on how well emerging technologies are incorporated into college coursework; instead, it rests on how well incoming teachers are taught to leverage the technologies to help their students develop these same skills” (p. 265). This presentation not only examines the barriers encountered when integrating iPads into a course, but also provides a hands-on demonstration of how iPads were integrated into a variety of courses, including special education, social studies, and language arts.

Speakers
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Tina Benevides

Dr. Benevides is an assistant professor and teaches full-time in a Bachelor of Education program in the areas of literacy, methods, and social studies. This year, Dr. Benevides was named an Apple Distinguished Educator and in this role, she is part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing innovative things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Dr. Benevides has published several peer-reviewed articles and has... Read More →

Co-Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 274

9:10am

Expert's Lounge & Human Library
The Expert's Lounge is an opportunity to sit and discuss ideas and issues with mobile devices in your schools.  There will be a wide range of experts set-up in the Chaps Court which will be available for you to tap their collective expertise.  Have a burning question about your 1:1 or BYOD initiative? This is the place to get answers and "check out" an expert. 

Scroll through the schedule below for each Expert Topic!

  • Table 1: Robert Bush - "Digital Portfolios"
  • Table 2: John Roepke - "Interactive Presentation Tools"
  • Table 3: Michael Zilinskas - "Worfklow, Assessments, Digital Paperless Classroom"
  • Table 4: Stephanie Cerda and Sandy Kendall - "Virtual Educator Groups/Personal Learning Networks"
  • Table 5: Jeff Brantley - "Teaching Digital Responsibility"
  • Table 6: Allison Starling - "For kid, by kid RTI"
  • Table 7: Ben Honeycut and Conner Janzen - "Youth Outreach"
 

Volunteers


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:10am - 10:40am
Chaps Court

9:30am

A Tale of Two Departments: Deployment Secrets Revealed
Limited Capacity seats available

Jefferson County Public Schools in Golden, CO embarked on a large scale, K-12, 1:1 iPad implementation. This implementation covered 6 schools, 3,300 students, and 300 teachers. Come learn from the Ed Tech and IT project team leads about our challenges and successes as we provide you a step-by-step guide to plan your own journey. Hear about how to bring your Information Technology and Instructional Technology departments together to make key decisions that will ensure a successful implementation and provide the best possible learning environment for students.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Foster

Rose Foster

Educational Technology Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
I have 16 years of experience in education and I currently work for Jefferson County Public Schools in Golden, CO. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Education Administration, and finished the coursework for a Masters in Deaf education. I was a classroom teacher for 14 year, teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in two states. I am currently an Educational Technology Specialist, and my primary role is helping teachers and... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Shawn Rhoades

Shawn Rhoades

Director - IT Network Support, Jefferson County School District


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Chap Room

9:30am

Break/Fix Solutions for Parents and Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Educational Service Solutions (ESS) is a post-warranty repair service provider with accidental damage, theft, and loss protection services for iPads, Laptops, Cell Phones and other wireless devices. During this presentation, we will explain our Break/Fix coverage options and the benefits of choosing ESS over other companies in this market.

ESS has over 30 years’ experience in this industry and has brought their knowledge to K-12 parents, teachers, and administrators to help educate them on the best practices used to protect their investments.  

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 270

9:30am

Do You See What I See? My Top 3 Tools for Formative Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

With iPads, the ability to receive and share instant feedback has never been more feasible... and feedback is power! Using my top three favorite tools for mathematics assessment, I'll compare and contrast firsthand uses and experiences with Nearpod, Socrative, and ThatQuiz.org to assess student understanding, encourage metacognition and error-analysis, and engage and excite students about learning mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Yenca

Cathy Yenca

Math Teacher, Hill Country Middle School
Cathy Yenca (known online as "Mathy Cathy") is a middle school mathematics teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. After teaching for 10 years in eastern Pennsylvania, Cathy and her family moved across the country to join Eanes ISD in Austin, Texas, where she teaches 8th graders at Hill Country Middle School. A proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013, Cathy documents her iPad adventures at mathycathy.com/blog where she regularly... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Recital Hall

9:30am

Game on! Gamifying the iClassroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Game on! Gamifying your classroom can increase student engagement and provide motivation for learning. It’s so fun, your students won’t even realize they ARE learning! So select your avatar, power-up, collect your gold coins, take some risks, and reach every level of learning. Come explore the basics of gamification and learn what apps can help you gamify your iClassroom. Learn how to use badges, create your own, and utilize for student feedback! Explore ways for you and your students to create your own games, and discover a golden treasure of resources for gamification. Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of Gamification and Game Based Learning, as well as strategies and applications to gamify your lessons. Let’s play!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Performing Arts Concert Hall

9:30am

Taking Small Bytes out of the Apple!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a reflection on one teacher's journey in a 1:1 iPad initiative. We will discuss how to start small and how to choose key projects within a curriculum to transform learning. A before and after comparison will be presented with some specific project ideas. Learn how you can make huge gains in redefining learning while taking small bytes!



Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Johnson

Sherrie Johnson

GT Specialist (K-5), Eanes I.S.D.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. My first career was as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme. I also worked for several years as a research scientist for Quidel and AAI. In 1992, I obtained a teaching credential (K-8) from National University in San Diego, CA. I taught in the Carlsbad Unified School District and at a private school for aspiring child actors... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Janet Couvillion

Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Lecture Hall

9:30am

TechKnow Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear how our school district implemented a one-day technology-related professional development miniconference. Our miniconference was created by teachers, for teachers. Teachers have a choice in what miniconference sessions they attend. TechKnow Camp was a huge success we plan to make even better next year!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ripkowski

Amy Ripkowski

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Dayton ISD
Former business/technology teacher turned instructional technology coordinator for a small school district in southeast Texas. With a passion for meaningful professional development, I love sharing technology with teachers that can make their classroom a more engaging place for students to learn.


Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Choir Hall

10:40am

Brain Hive—The Simple, Affordable Approach to eBooks in Your School.
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the latest stats, trends and technologies in K-12 eBooks? How can you quickly and easily integrate eBooks into your school? And, what is Brain Hive, and what makes it so unique in the eBook market? If you want clear answers to these and other eBook-related questions, let us show you! 

This presentation is ideal for any teacher, librarian, or administrator who has not yet adopted eBooks due to concerns over cost, complexity or access, as well as those looking to quickly expand their existing eBook collection but aren't sure how to go about it with your school's budget constraints. 

This informative, 60 minute webinar will cover: 
* eBooks usage statistics and trends in K-12 
* Common barriers to adoption 
* Brain Hive features, functionality, and benefits 
* Q&A session with an industry expert 

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Choir Hall

10:40am

Wait, why are we here? Transforming PD with students
Limited Capacity seats available

The largest and most important stakeholder in education is students. Rather than have adults train adults, this year, the iTeach Manor team started a student-led PD initiative to transform mindsets and give students a voice in how teachers utilized professional development time. Join us as our students demo a training session and our team discusses the initiative that revitalized professional development in our district.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Starling

Allison Starling

Allison Starling is a part of the iTeach Manor team, serving Manor High School. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Sec. Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband’s military service, Allison began teaching 7th grade History. Her career has included receiving her masters from Texas A&M in Ed Admin as well as teaching 1:1 iPad with 7th graders... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Recital Hall

10:40am

BYOA: Build Your Own App
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you always wanted to create an app for your school? Think it is too difficult or expensive to build in-house? Learn the simple, step-by-step process for branding and poplating an app for your school with events, information, social media and useful tools for your students, staff, parents and community.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Odajima

Becky Odajima

Associate Principal, Midway High School
Associate Principal @ Midway High School. | Instructional Technology Enthusiast!


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Chap Room

10:40am

Guilty Pleasures....Apps You Just Can't Delete
Limited Capacity seats available

Look through your app collection and you'll likely find an app or two you rarely use but for some reason, just can't bring yourself to delete. Whether it's something that makes you smile or just has some intriguing quality, this session invites you to share some of the more obscure apps on your iPad and perhaps together we'll find a more meaningful use. Or not. Let's have some fun with this one.

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Performing Arts Concert Hall

10:40am

Reading with Subtext: Collaborative and close reading in your classroom
Limited Capacity full

Subtext is a digital reading platform that spans the K12 curriculum and enables classroom groups to collaborate in the pages of any digital book, article or document. With Subtext, students can highlight and tag text, collaborate with peers and teachers, and even access Google Docs for easy reading-to-writing learning moments. Come hear how two middle school teachers from Eanes Independent School District have used the app in their classrooms this year and bring your iPad for a hands-on demo-and-do session to learn how to integrate Subtext into your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Bowerman

Teresa Bowerman

English teacher;, West Ridge Middle School
Teresa Bowerman is a 6th and 8th grade English teacher at West Ridge Middle school. She has entered the digital era of teaching after experiencing a 14 year hiatus as a mom! She is NOT a digital native! What she has done in the classroom is easy enough for the non-techno wiz. | | She earned her Masters in Education from the University of Washington in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in classroom instruction based on... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Mosher

Brenda Mosher

English 8 Teacher, Hill Country Middle School


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 258

10:40am

The One-iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover real-life examples of the one-iPad classroom with our teachers and students. We will highlight iPad classroom management in multiple situations, using a variety of apps, teaching styles, resources and equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Janeye Pritchard

Janeye Pritchard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Richardson ISD
Janeye Pritchard is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Richardson ISD. She is in her 14th year as an educator, teaching in elementary and secondary. Janeye was an inagural member of both the Project-Based Learning and 21st Century Committees. In addition, she piloted the One iPad Classroom Initiative.

Co-Speakers
DJ

Debbie Johnson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Richardson ISD
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist with Richardson ISD. I have been teaching for 28 years. My background is in Music and Early Childhood.
avatar for Brian Prewitt

Brian Prewitt

Richardson ISD


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Lecture Hall

10:40am

Apps and Autism: Increasing Social Interaction with iPads
Limited Capacity full

After working with children on the autism spectrum for the last two years, I learned the value of using the tools the children are familiar with (iPads) in order to decrease anxiety and increase social interaction. Research has shown that autism makes face-to-face interactions overwhelming due to the multiple signals produced by the human face. Using an iPad decreases the stimulation in a social interaction. When teachers begin to view the iPad as a helpful tool towards social interaction instead of a tool facilitating isolation and distraction, the child and teacher have a less stressful option for communicating and collaborating.

Speakers
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Adrienne Ahr

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting
Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jenny Dougherty, LPC-S, RPT-S. She is currently working as a counseling consultant with EnvisionEd Consulting and seeing clients in private practice in Plano, TX. Adrienne specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders through the use of play therapy. She believes play in many forms is important including the use of technology and assists... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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Jacqueline Young

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 278

10:40am

Aurasma is the new QR code
Limited Capacity full

Learning is brought to a “new dimension” with Aurasma & Layer in the classroom. In this session you will explore AR Apps to support your project goals and deliver compelling, easy to use, contextual experiences. Participants will explore which Augmented Reality Apps are the best choices for their learners. Participants will interact through hands-on participation by creating a project they can integrate at the start of the year. Please come to the session with a theme (ie meet the teacher, classroom expectations, geometry) & a picture (ie family, bulletin board, a place) to use for your project.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be. | I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms. I am passionate about engaging classrooms that inspire inquiry, visible thinking, student voice and choice, and global collaboration. I work with... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Shannon Soger

Shannon Soger

iDirector, District office
Passionate educator Shannon Soger taught 4th grade and pioneered 1:1 in Berwyn South School District 100. The Apple Distinguished Program offers 4,000 K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad or MacBook. As an Instructional Coach, Shannon traveled to 8 buildings working with teacher leaders and integrating technology in classrooms. Currently as the Instructional Director, Shannon leads the iCoach team, oversees the 1:1 Program, and serves on the... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Library Center

10:40am

Don't Worry be Appy
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine, Inspire, Innovate - reaching all learners.

Imagine: Equitable access to resources.

Inspire: iTunes U - from St Hilda's to the world.

Innovate: Technology-based pedagogy supporting best practise.

You be the student as we show you how we use Apps in our Mathematics and Business classes. See how we engage and challenge our students; satisfying curriculum requirements. Work through taster tasks and take away fully developed tasks for use in your own classroom.

 

Go to our “ Don’t Worry be Appy” iTunes U course and subscribe. Go to the first Post to get links for the Apps and ebook required for this session.

https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/COJE9S2K63


Speakers
avatar for Terry Jacka

Terry Jacka

Head of Mathematics, St Hilda's School
Terry Jacka is head of Mathematics at St Hilda's School on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is passionate about improving student engagement and outcomes via the creative use of technology. She has presented at conferences both internationally and nationally, including ISTE 2012 in San Diego, Blackboard Teaching & Learning Australasia 2012, AAMT 2013 Melbourne, Australia and IWB 2013 in Australia and New Zealand.

Co-Speakers
JM

Janelle Maurer

HOF Business & Enterprise Education, St Hilda's School
Janelle Maurer is an experienced presenter with a passion for inspiring students and improving engagement via the creative use of technology. She has presented internationally and nationally, including ISTE 2012 in San Diego, Blackboard Teaching and Learning Australasia 2012, BEAQ 2013, Brisbane and IWB 2013 Australia and New Zealand.


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 268

10:40am

Green Screen 'Appventures' [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity full

Do you have an iPad? Do you want to create exciting videos using green screen technology? If you answered yes to these questions, then bring your iPad to this highly engaging session. You will learn about apps that allow you to easily create and edit green screen videos that will impress not only your fellow teachers, but your students as well.

This is a repeat of an earlier session.

 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Atchison

Debra Atchison

Director Technology PD, Richardson ISD
Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 23 years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Africa, Ukraine and most recently Vienna. She has led large school... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 260

10:40am

Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math
Limited Capacity full

Math comes to life when students apply their skills using computer programming! Students learn problem-solving skills and make concrete connections using angles, variables, and more. Learn free and easy apps you and your students can explore in an hour and use all year!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

Director of Digital Learning, Georgetown ISD
Kim Garcia is the Director of Digital Learning at Georgetown ISD and a former Computer Science and Webmastering teacher. She graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in English and Computer Science, and from Lamar University with a master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership. Kim is passionate about technology in education, learning, computer science, reading, organizing, and chocolate.


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 274

10:40am

iFlip Your Faculty Meetings!
Limited Capacity full

As an administrator, you want to model seamless technology integration for your staff, right? Learn how to flip your meetings (faculty or PD) during this session. Discover how to create and deliver important material for your staff meetings all on your iPad! Flipping a meeting is easier than you think, and your staff will love you for being a time saver!

Speakers
avatar for Chealsie Sanchez

Chealsie Sanchez

Digital Learning Coordinator, Waxahachie ISD
I'm a Digital Learning Coordinator in Waxahachie ISD. I help people integrate technology into their lessons and much more. I've taught 1st and 2nd grade dual language classes, and also 8th grade Spanish. I'm sort of addicted to Twitter, Tidal, and all sorts of random podcasts.


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Shrieking Shack

10:40am

The Native Show You How It's Done
Limited Capacity full

Elementary GT students will demonstrate iPad projects they have conducted in the class that are open ended, use multiple apps, processes and creativity. Students will be able to answer questions about how they use their iPads, the management of them between the regular classroom and the GT classroom and the pros and cons of being a 1:1 school.

Speakers
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Cara Beth McLeod

Gifted and Talented Specialist K-5, Eanes ISD
My name is Cara Beth McLeod. I am a Gifted and Talent Specialist in Eanes ISD. I am a NativeTexan & attended Texas A&M University. My husband, John, and I are proud parents of Mackenzie (8). When I moved to Austin the 2nd time, I became very passionate about 21st Century Learners & the rights of gifted students. These passions have lead me to present at conferences, attended nationally known technology conferences & write for an online... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 238

10:40am

The Portfolio Reborn
Limited Capacity full

With the resurgence of project-based and integrated learning, the student portfolio has been reborn. The standard definition of a portfolio (a folder containing a student's best pieces, most often associated with the visual arts) has been traded for something much more dynamic and essential to the learning process. It can be both the method and the medium used to document, process, collaborate, evaluate and with the internet, eventually publish a student's work.
For educators, this means a living tool for alternative assessment, and an organic way to move a student's thinking beyond the grade/class and into real-world circumstances.
For students, this means that each project becomes an opportunity to publish to an audience - significantly increasing the importance of the assignment. It also creates an opportunity for metacognitive learning to take place. By looking through their own process, they become aware of how they learn - one of the greatest things a teacher can teach.

Speakers
EP

Erik Petrik

Erik is a founding director of Bulb. He currently serves as Chief Creative Officer and Executive Creative Director of PGi Studios at Premiere Global Services, Inc.

Co-Speakers
avatar for David Runkles

David Runkles

Director of Strategy and Design, Bulb
I am passionate about turning information into knowledge. As learners, we need to slow down and actually think; turn raw information into internalized knowledge. And as teachers, we need to share our knowledge in a way that can spread. | | The web has given us greater access to information. But it has also distracted us - cluttered our brains with irrelevant data - with the newest thing pushing out the most important. I believe that we... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Bat Cave

11:30am

Lost in a World of Color
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OhFoc165w0

Thursday June 19, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Chaps Court

12:10pm

eBackpack - Unlock Technology, Reimagine Learning with a Digital Classroom [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity full

Technology can be extremely powerful when used in a manner that increases engagement. We will explore how to move beyond the traditional assignments and utilize eBackpack in the classroom to unlock the full creative potential of technology, reimagine classroom activities, explore creativity, save you time, and do it easily! 

Note: This is a repeat of an earlier session. 

Speakers
MZ

Michael Zilinskas

Founder, eBackpack
Interested in how you infuse technology in your classroom, collaborate with peers, and the implementation of personal learning pathways.


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room 258

12:20pm

Cloud 9 Instead of Chaos
Limited Capacity full

Classroom management with iPads is the one area teachers ask about most frequently. It doesn’t have to be hard, but some things must change a bit when mobile devices enter the classroom. We’ll share teachers’ and administrators’ tried and true tips for classrooms that work beautifully, starting with how to appreciate what currently works well and incorporating that into the classroom using iPads.
In addition, we will discuss examples of the most successful deployments and how they differ from the not-so-successful deployments.
Presenters will include a link to free resources (samples of classroom norms, campus expectations, district documentation and tips for using Apple’s Configurator) discussed in the session. Whether the campus has 1:1 iPads or 1 iPad in a classroom center, administrators and teachers will hear what works and the “What Not to Do” list from three years of iPad deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Terice Schneider

Terice Schneider

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC
Terice T. Schneider began her career as a secondary English teacher for 15 years. Recently, she started EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Vicki Ventura after working for 12 years as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. The goal of EnvisionEd Consulting is helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. | For the last three years Terice focused on planning... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Ventura

Vicki Ventura

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting
Vicki Ventura began EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Terice Schneider after 32 years in education, most recently as Instructional Technology Coordinator for 15 years. They are passionate about helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. Their vision is to promote engagement and student ownership of learning. Vicki offers engaging staff development and also... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Chap Room

12:20pm

Content: From Consumption to Creation
Limited Capacity full

Come learn about new ways to leverage powerful content and transition students from consumption to creation. In order to support transformational learning, educators and students need access to content from producers like Discovery Channel and Animal Planet combined with their own voice to bring authentic work to life! See how students in classrooms across the country are doing this today, and discover the tools at your finger tips to do the same.


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Room 270

12:20pm

Oh the places you'll go with an iPad in tow!
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is mainly geared to beginning iPad users and those who are new to flipped instruction. However, more experienced iPad users will benefit from this session as well. The session will explore using an iPad as the main tool for providing flipped and blended instruction to students. It will also provide suggestions on how to use the iPad and iPad apps to flip professional development for faculty members. Specific topics covered in this session include an overview of apps that are simple to use for flipping, finding the right app for your purposes, and sharing your flipped lessons with students and teachers.

Speakers
MB

Monica Babaian

Librarian, Houston ISD
Monica Babaian is a librarian in Houston ISD. She has presented about flipped library lessons to other librarians within her district. Monica takes her iPad everywhere, never missing an opportunity to share apps and tricks with others.


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Choir Hall

12:20pm

Sassy SAMR
Limited Capacity seats available

Add a little flare to your knowledge and app-lication of SAMR! Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR Toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize to integrate immediately into their iClassroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Recital Hall

12:20pm

Turning the Tides from the Top Down -
Limited Capacity seats available

We all know that administration, whether positive or negative, sets the tone for any campus/district technology initiative. Warren ISD, a small school in Southeast Texas, recently implemented 1:1 iPads in multiple grade levels. To prepare for that, we planned a technology-driven administrative “retreat”, specifically designed for our administrative team. This retreat, and the ideas and initiatives developed from it, have set the tone for our school and sparked grass roots EdCamp style professional development offerings that have propelled our district swiftly forward. And it all started with a weekend in flip-flops. Come let us guide you through our retreat planning process and learn how you too can “turn the tides” from the top down…in your flip flops.

Speakers
avatar for Jana McEachern

Jana McEachern

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Region 5 ESC
Jana McEachern – lifelong learner, devoted “techy” - is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Region 5 ESC, providing technology-based professional development and classroom technology integration techniques to teachers and administrators in Southeast Texas since 2008. She has been developing iPad based technology trainings since the devices’ inception. Recently, she and other area educators founded #reg5chat, which meets weekly... Read More →

Co-Speakers
KH

Kay Herrington

Instructional Technology, Region 5 ESC
BM

Brad McEachern

Superintendent, Warren ISD
First year superintendent/lead learner at Warren ISD. Warren ISD is a small district in Southeast Texas with about 1220 students and in their first year of a 1:1 iPad implementation for grades 6-12.


Thursday June 19, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Early and Often: A Daily Dose of Digital Ethics
Limited Capacity full

When we give students devices capable of connecting to each other and to the Internet, we are giving them powerful ways to share and interact. We are also giving them powerful ways to make mistakes and misbehave. One-shot immunization from a rockstar speaker on digital citizenship no longer does the job of protecting students from their own mistakes and those of others. Our students need a daily dose of digital ethics, planned by their teachers to teach or review ethical and behavior issues that might arise in every lesson that involves online interactions. In this workshop we will brainstorm “just in time” lessons in digital citizenship, and get ahead of the game so that students enter each project aware of the expectations and potential pitfalls. Participants will work in small groups to plan and discuss “just in time” lessons for their own school, and will leave with new ideas and resources for integrating digital ethics and citizenship into every lesson.

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 →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Room 278

1:00pm

Engage, Excite, Explore!
Limited Capacity full

Experience how we used a self-paced, self-guided approach with elementary school students to engage them in the research process and learn about various topics, including oceans, the solar system, and making predictions about the future. 

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Room 268

1:00pm

In A.W.E: Using Apps + Webtools for Engagement [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity full

Using technology in the classroom should not be a special occasions when the school's technologist visits. Technology should be a seemingly smooth daily occurrences. Often educators are presented with new technology tools, but are at a loss for effectively using it with students. This presentation is a hands-on session where participants will be "putting it all together". Not only will participants be introduced to iPad friendly web-tools & apps, but shown how to integrate them together with daily classroom activities to engage students of all ages, across all curriculum. Leave with ready to use ideas and activities for your classes tomorrow, no purchases required.

NOTE: this is a repeat of an earlier session. 

Speakers
avatar for Cori Coburn-Shiflett

Cori Coburn-Shiflett

Educational Technologist, Georgetown ISD
Cori understood that when some people think outside of the box, they sometime get stuck in the circle of "what to do next?" This math/ science teacher was inspired into EdTech when her mother retired after 40 years of teaching, citing she didn't want to learn anymore about a computer. Cori served as the first Technology Coordinator in Beaumont ISD, helping to lead the implementation of a 1:1 iPad & SMARTboard integration program in a middle... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Room 274

1:00pm

Ooey, Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity full

Going Google with iPads can get sticky! Google is full of ooey, gooey goodness that doesn’t always play nice with the iPad. But there is hope! It is getting better everyday, and more apps are integrating with Google Drive, which will make your workflow that much easier. And Google is constantly innovating and releasing new and updated apps to make the most of your iPad in the classroom. Come learn the tips and tricks of using Google Apps on the iPad, natural integration ideas for the classroom, and ways to stay more productive with Google.

This is a repeat session from the June 18th session at 8:30 am. 

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Shrieking Shack

1:00pm

Visual Notetaking with iPads
Limited Capacity full

Visual notetaking is a process of representing ideas non-linguistically. (That's a fancy of way of saying, "drawing pictures.") Visual notetaking can include concept mapping, but also more artistic ways of visually capturing and representing ideas. On the simpler side of the visual notetaking continuum, visual notes can be used to create narrated art. On the complex end of the spectrum, some visual notetaking applications support the creation of whiteboard animation videos which include audio narration synchronized to screencasts of drawings. Visual or graphic facilitation can be used at meetings to summarize presentations and guide discussions. Whether simple or complex, visual notes can be used to more deeply process information as well as communicate it to others with images. Come join us as we explore and practice visual notetaking with iPads using the free app, Brushes.

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 →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Library Center

1:00pm

We Like to Move It!
Limited Capacity full

iPads offer great opportunities for our students to learn hands-on in engaging activities that get them out of their seats, exploring. They can create, experiment, analyze, and think critically with various free apps and tools. In this session, participants will discover cool creation apps that work offline as well as activities that use the video recording, audio recording, note taking, and photo taking features of a mobile device. They will learn while completing these activities that will get them and their students engaged, motivated, and moving while they learn!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Bat Cave

1:00pm

We ♥ Learning: Research Projects for K-2
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on designing and implementing a research project in a primary classroom. Learn how QR codes, Thinglinks and Google image safe search can be used by lower elementary students in independent research, and how this knowledge can be transferred to the Keynote app.

This session will focus on designing and implementing a research project in a first grade classroom. Learn how QR codes, Thinglinks and Google image safe search can be used by lower elementary students in independent research, and how this knowledge can be transferred to the Keynote app. You will leave this session with all of the resources needed for a fun penguin research unit in your classroom! The unit will include QR codes with information on 6 different penguins, data collection sheets, and vocabulary cards and booklets. 

Speakers
avatar for Jana Guerra

Jana Guerra

1st Grade Teacher, Eanes ISD
I'm a graduate of Texas State University, and I received my M.Ed from Concordia University. I've taught 1st grade for 8 years at Forest Trail Elementary. My goal is to transform and redefine instruction in a 1st grade classroom. I recently started a blog with my friend and co-worker Ashley Krause. We love to share our passions and help other teachers utilize technology in their classroom. I love spending time with my family, which includes my... Read More →

Co-Speakers
FH

Fredrick Herrera

1st Grade Bilingual, Midway ISD
avatar for Ashley Krause

Ashley Krause

I'm graduate of Concordia University, and I received my M.Ed from Texas State University. I've taught 1st grade for 10 years at Forest Trail Elementary. I recently started a blog with my friend and co-worker Jana Guerra. We love to share our passions and help other teachers utilize technology in their classroom. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 1 1/2 year old daughter and our dog, Nelson. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Room 238

1:00pm

Writers in the Sky
Limited Capacity full

Writing. A word that strikes fear into many and for some students is considered the bane of their school existence. But writing doesn’t have to be scary: for the teacher or the student. By allowing for authentic writing experiences and integrating a bit of "magic" you can take your writing ghoul to writing cool.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Ross

Carrie Ross

Collaborative Learning Leader, Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD
I'm a dreamer, a do-er, a teacher, a learner, a mentor, a friend, a poet. Kooky Curriculum Designer and Intrepid Instructional Technology Specialist. Education is my passion. Learning is contagious. Join me in a conversation!


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Room 260

1:30pm

Being a Destructive Force for Good
Limited Capacity seats available

Despite our different relationships with schools we are all working towards the same goals of a more authentic, more awesome experience for students in schools. And it is usually messy, imperfect and can be frustrating.

So how do we navigate our various relationships while still making progress? And keep our jobs.

Speakers
JF

Jennifer Flood

Bastrop ISD
I can talk about more than just robots. But I really like talking about robots.
avatar for Greg Garner

Greg Garner

Research Associate, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Greg is a true edu-punk. He looks at the way things have always been done and finds ways to change it up. He works with an amazing group of educators at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of NC State University's College of Education as a Research Associate for Professional Development and Digital Learning Initiatives. He doesn't really know what that title means, but it sounds fancy enough.

Co-Speakers
avatar for Bryan Doyle

Bryan Doyle

Director of Technology, KIPP:Austin Public Schools
avatar for Johanna Hoyo

Johanna Hoyo

Cedar Creek High School, Cedar Creek High School
Johanna is a 9th grade English teacher at Cedar Creek High School. She believes in teaching students to question everything and never stop looking for answers. She also fervently hopes one of her students will finally be the one to invent the flying car she was promised back in 1989.


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lecture Hall

1:30pm

500,000 Apps in 60 Minutes! [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity full

[REPEATED SESSION] A wise man once said, "Give a teacher an app and she's got a day's lesson; Teach her how to find the right apps and she'll have lessons for a lifetime." With the ever-growing App Store and the many '10 Best Apps' articles that bombard us daily, there must be a good way to wrangle exactly what we need. This session will explore strategies, resources, suggestions, and best practices for finding "the right app" for the objective at hand. Other topics to be discussed will be app smashing, SAMR model considerations, and knowing when to simply leave technology out of the lesson altogether.

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 →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Choir Hall

1:30pm

Clever Integration of Creation Apps, Presentation Apps, and Mathematics Apps for Grades 7 – 12
Limited Capacity filling up

See how to creatively integrate these apps into your grades 7 – 12 mathematics classroom: Explain Everything, TI-Nspire, Reflector, Splashtop Whiteboard, Dropbox, iMovie, Educreations, iTunes U, Book Creator, and more. See the creative and illustrative power of Explain Everything. Discover how you can use the TI-Nspire App for iPad in several ways: as a player of over 1000 free interactive math activities, and simply as a graphing calculator. Find out how to use your iPad as a wireless interactive whiteboard tablet and how to mirror what is on your iPad through your projector. Use Dropbox to store and share math activities. Make use of iTunes U to augment your teaching ideas or use it to store all your digital content. Use Book Creator or have your student s use it to create mathematical reports and projects. All content will be made available to the participants via a dashboard website.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies. | I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students to better understand Transformational Geometry.


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Chap Room

1:30pm

Set the Stage: How to Turn Your iPad or Smart Phone into an Interactive Digital Creation and Presentation Tool!
Limited Capacity full

Create, collaborate, and engage using your iPad or smart phone and the Belkin Tablet Stage. This interactive session will demonstrate how to easily present, exhibit student work, conduct a video conference, record a tutorial video, share classroom activities, or capture perfect pictures using your favorite mobile device. Learn how to leverage Belkin’s Tablet Stage and Stage app to flip your classroom, enhance 1:1 deployments, or simply unlock the potential of your iPad inside (and outside) your classroom. We’ll also discuss use cases for the Belkin Tablet Stage including in-classroom, professional development sessions, and field trips.

* All session participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of three FREE Belkin Tablet Stage products (up to $199 value)! Additionally, the Stage Pro app for iPad will be available FREE to all iPadpalooza participants for a limited time. Enjoy! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stage-pro-interactive-whiteboard/id714477455?mt=8 *

Speakers
avatar for Jon Roepke

Jon Roepke

Director of Product Management, Belkin International, Inc
Jon Roepke, Director of Product Management for Belkin’s Education division, leads the creation and fulfillment of Belkin’s Education strategy and award winning product line focused on enabling seamless integration of technology to enhance the learning experience. Jon spends time partnering with schools to better understand the challenges they are facing and uses that knowledge to define and develop solutions for next-gen learning... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 258

1:30pm

The Passion Project:Student Driven Projects and Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

Passion Produced Learning: Student Driven Projects and Presentations.
3rd Graders explore their passions during a 12 week Passion Project experience. Learn how to manage workflow with Trello; see how students were inspired to embrace and share their passions; and gain insight into the structure of these sessions (they are really not chaos!).
Lots of great resources and student presentation ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carmona

Julie Carmona

3rd grade teacher, Valley View Elementary, Eanes ISD
I became a teacher because of all the inspirational teachers I had along the way. I'm an Austin native and a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. HOOK ‘EM HORNS! I received my degree in Applied Learning and Development with a minor in Spanish in 2004. My love for learning led me to continue my education, and in 2009 I received my Masters degree in Elementary Education with a Reading specialization from Texas State... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
As the  Educational Technologist, I am responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into the instructional program by supporting teachers, librarians, and Instructional Partners. Our district believes that this position is essential in establishing a digital age learning culture by supporting, training, coaching and mentoring staff. In addition, I am also involved in program planning and implementation of all district... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Recital Hall

1:30pm

Unlock the full potential of iPad with Casper Focus
Limited Capacity full

In his talk titled, “Unlock the Full Potential of iPad,” JAMF Software educational evangelist, Dave Saltmarsh, will demonstrate how with just a couple taps, teachers can command the attention of their classroom by controlling which app or website each student sees on their iPad.
The Casper Focus iPad app, part of the Casper Suite, provides teachers a classroom management tool while preserving the magic of iPad. Casper Focus simplifies and enhances the use of Apple iPad, iPod Touches, iPhones, and Apple TV in education. The more teachers perform tasks from their own iPad, the more they regain instructional time through improved classroom management. With just a couple taps, teachers can command the attention
of their classroom and are able to focus students on a single app for guiding lessons, gaining attention, distribute eBooks, presenting on Apple TV’s, and for creating secure iPad testing scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Saltmarsh

Dave Saltmarsh

Education Evangelist, JAMF Software


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 270

2:30pm

Closing Celebration & Keynote with Kevin Honeycutt
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we wrap up and celebrate another engaging iPadpalooza.  During this closing event we'll anounce the winners of the APPmazing Race, give out some door prizes, vote on our grand prize winner for the Youth Film Festival & end with the energetic & amazing Kevin Honeycutt to close out the event. You'll want to stay for this finale!

Moderators
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 →

Speakers

Thursday June 19, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall