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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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Hands-on interactive workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 18
 

8:30am

Authoring an e-Book with Book Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Bridging the Language Barrier with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Create a Global Connects via a Global Project
Limited Capacity seats available

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 Wilson

Katie Ann Wilson

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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Green Screen 'Appventures'
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Learning in 3D
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Ooey, Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

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 part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas–go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original... Read More →


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

8:30am

Soaring Students: Starting an iPad Reading Pilot
Limited Capacity seats available

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 Anderson

Steven Anderson

Keynote Speaker, Web20 Classroom
Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom... Read More →


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

10:20am

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

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

Area 13 Director, TCEA
Cori proudly represents Area 13 (Austin & surrounding areas) on the TCEA Board of Directors. She is a Digital Learning Coach for blended schools, connected STEAM educator, gamer, & giver of the Highest 5s. She served as the first Technology Coordinator for a1:1 multi-million dollar... Read More →


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

10:20am

iWonder iMix iCreate Digital Storytelling in Math
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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

10:20am

Let's get Flipped Out!
Limited Capacity seats available

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 seats available

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... Read More →

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 seats available

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
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Director of Innovation and Library Services, Vancouver Public Schools
Mark is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools. Named 2012 Washington Teacher of the Year and a 2015 NSBA "20 to Watch,” he is currently exploring and promoting computational thinking in VPS and beyond.


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

10:20am

UCreate with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →

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... Read More →


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 seats available

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... Read More →


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

12:10pm

Designed by
Limited Capacity seats available

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 convers... Read More →


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

12:10pm

Digital Citizenship Resources for the iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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. Director, Education Programs, Common Sense Education
Kelly Mendoza oversees digital citizenship education content and strategy for Common Sense Education, including the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, interactive games, and online professional development. Her goal is to create curricula and programs that help students think critically... Read More →


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

12:10pm

How We are Flipping the Script
Limited Capacity seats available

"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... Read More →


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

12:10pm

iPad as Your Personal Learning Hub
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Digital Learning Coach, Georgetown ISD
Sandy Kendell is a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD with 25 years of experience in K-12 education including classroom teaching, instructional technology facilitation, and school public relations. Sandy is an experienced trainer and conference presenter, having led or co-led... Read More →


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

12:10pm

Kids need to Code
Limited Capacity seats available

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 seats available

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... Read More →

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 seats available

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... Read More →

Co-Speakers

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

12:10pm

Why and Try
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Eve Eaton

Eve Eaton

1st grade teacher, Sidwell Friends School
Eve Eaton currently teaches first grade at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. She has used iPads in her classroom for the past five years, focusing on how this tool can help students document their thinking. She presented at iPadpalooza in Austin, TX in June 2014, Independent... Read More →


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

2:00pm

App Development for Busy Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

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... 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 seats available

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 seats available

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... Read More →
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... 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... 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 seats available

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

District WL Chair & Teacher, Westlake High School
Salvete! I am Natalie Cannon, and I teach talented and quirky students at Westlake High School various levels of Latin and a PBL Myth/Culture class. My colleague and I co-sponsor a very large, active Latin Club. I am a member of the Austin-area Armadillo Classical Society, TCA, ACL... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Formative Assessment Using Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

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, J2 Training
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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

Educational Technology Consultant, J2 Training
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... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Getting Slap Appy for PBL
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... Read More →

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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 seats available

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
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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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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Marcie Danzeiser

Pre-K Teacher, Dripping Springs ISD
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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... Read More →
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Wendy Powers

second grade teacher, DSISD
https://docs.google.com/a/dsisdtx.us/presentation/d/1gTrL6r_9K8cb2wykW6evWUj6rR2yPos6OQ23fI41RLc/edit?usp=sharing Hi! I'm a currently a second grade teacher in Texas! I have taught for 14 years. I am a huge believer in letting kids take charge of their own learning and that my... Read More →
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Jennifer Tice

Dripping Springs ISD


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

2:30pm

Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Choir Hall
 
Thursday, June 19
 

8:30am

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

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
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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... Read More →


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

8:30am

App-stack Your Way to CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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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 seats available

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
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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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

8:30am

Coding Fun with Hopscotch for iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and co-leads an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students with... Read More →


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

8:30am

eBook Authoring Made Easy!
Limited Capacity seats available

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... 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 seats available

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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

8:30am

iHaiku You
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... Read More →


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

8:30am

The Nearpod Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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


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

8:30am

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

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... Read More →

Co-Speakers

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

10:40am

Apps and Autism: Increasing Social Interaction with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

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... 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 seats available

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
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Sue Gorman

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

Co-Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

10:40am

Don't Worry be Appy
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

10:40am

Green Screen 'Appventures' [REPEAT]
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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... 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 seats available

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
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Kim Garcia

Director of Digital Learning, Georgetown ISD


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

10:40am

iFlip Your Faculty Meetings!
Limited Capacity seats available

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 seats available

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... Read More →


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

10:40am

The Portfolio Reborn
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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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
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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... Read More →


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

12:20pm

Cloud 9 Instead of Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

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

Lower School Academic Dean and Director of LS Academic Technology, Sidwell Friends School
Jenni Swanson Voorhees is the Coordinator of All-School Academic Technology at Sidwell Friends School. At the Lower School she serves as Academic Dean and Academic Technology Director. She has been integrating iPads since 2011 with a focus on pedagogy and purpose. With her colleagues... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Engage, Excite, Explore!
Limited Capacity seats available

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 seats available

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

Area 13 Director, TCEA
Cori proudly represents Area 13 (Austin & surrounding areas) on the TCEA Board of Directors. She is a Digital Learning Coach for blended schools, connected STEAM educator, gamer, & giver of the Highest 5s. She served as the first Technology Coordinator for a1:1 multi-million dollar... 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 seats available

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 part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas–go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Visual Notetaking with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

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 co-leads an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students with... Read More →


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

1:00pm

We Like to Move It!
Limited Capacity seats available

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
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Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award winning digital innovator, an ESL Specialist with the US Embassy and Georgetown University, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

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
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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... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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Fredrick Herrera

BILINGUAL FIRST GRADE, HEWITT ELEMENTARY
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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... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Writers in the Sky
Limited Capacity seats available

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