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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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Wednesday, June 18
 

8:50am

Forget happy hours, give me an 'Appy Hour' anytime
Limited Capacity seats available

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... Read More →


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 seats available

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... 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

Teacher
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... 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... 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 seats available

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

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... 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... Read More →

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... 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
avatar for iTeach

iTeach

Manor ISD

Co-Speakers
LB

Lacy Bartlett

Manor Independent School District
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.
avatar for Jacob Luevano

Jacob Luevano

Manor Independent School District
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... 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

11:30am

500,000 Apps in 60 Minutes!
Limited Capacity seats available

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... 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
avatar for Matthew Moulden

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 seats available

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... 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 seats available

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/Eanes ISD

Tim Yenca/Eanes ISD

Educational Technology Coordinator, Eanes ISD
Tim Yenca is the Educational Technology Coordinator and Mobile Integration Specialist at Eanes ISD in Austin, Texas. He taught high school mathematics for several years before making edtech his full-time gig. Passionate about meaningful technology infusion into the art and science... 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

1:10pm

Assessment: There's an App for That!
Limited Capacity seats available

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

TAG/ELA Coordinator, HPISD Administration


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 is beginning his 27th year in education, the last 14 as a school counselor. This is year four of ADG (After Discovering Google). I have spent the last seven years at South Belton Middle School exploring the many ways technology can impact education. I have two college-age students... Read More →

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

Educational Strategist & Consultant, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... 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 seats available

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 HS/Youngstown State Univ
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... Read More →


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

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Breaking the Code
Limited Capacity seats available

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 stude... Read More →
avatar for Becky Odajima

Becky Odajima

Director of Innovation & Learning, Midway ISD


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... 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 seats available

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 seats available

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... Read More →


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... Read More →

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... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... Read More →
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa Johnson, WHS Ed TechLisa has 16+ years of edu experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech, was featured in the publications "iPads in Education for Dummies” and “The Missing Voices in Ed Tech” and has co-authored the global hit “Hot Apps... 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... 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
avatar for Jennifer Rike

Jennifer Rike

Teacher-Librarian, Timberview HS/Mansfield ISD
This is my 18th year as a librarian. I am a quilter and voracious reader. The best thing about being a librarian is I get to read the new books first. My secret pleasure.


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

8:20am

Re-Thinking School Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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... 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... Read More →


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

9:30am

Game on! Gamifying the iClassroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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 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 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... 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... Read More →


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

10:40am

BYOA: Build Your Own App
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Director of Innovation & Learning, Midway ISD


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 seats available

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... 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... Read More →

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

12:10pm

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

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

Content: From Consumption to Creation
Limited Capacity seats available

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 seats available

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, Fort Bend 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 Johnson, WHS Ed TechLisa has 16+ years of edu experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech, was featured in the publications "iPads in Education for Dummies” and “The Missing Voices in Ed Tech” and has co-authored the global hit “Hot Apps... 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... 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

1:30pm

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

[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... 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 seats available

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 HS/Youngstown State Univ
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... Read More →


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 seats available

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... 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... 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... 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 seats available

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