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Tuesday, November 14
 

TBA

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Sketchnoting, also call visual notetaking, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Visual notetaking targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and then creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of sketchnoting, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating a sketchnote of your own in this session. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. (If you are bringing an iOS or Android tablet, please install Autodesk Sketchbook. If you have a touchscreen laptop, Chromebook, or Surface, you will be using an online site. If you would rather sketchnote without technology, please bring a plain piece of paper, a pencil and a few colored pencils.)

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 TBA
TBA

TBA

It’s Time to Find Your Ed Tech Passion
How do you identify your edtech passion? Kathy can help! She will showcase the aspects of educational technology used to support meaningful teaching and learning she cares deeply about. She will provide a wide array of practices, pedagogies, and thought-provoking uses of technology by educators and students. From cool gadgets to embedding technology, and everything in-between, you will come away with a plan of how you can focus on “doing what you love” in the edtech arena.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 TBA
TBA

8:30am

This is Your Brain on Technology
Parents and teachers are often at odds with the children they care about most. There are misunderstandings about how to use our ubiquitous technology and how to properly balance quality face-to-face time with necessary screen time. If we want students to be able to stay focused at school and at home while using devices that provide constant temptation and distraction, we must teach them about the research behind multitasking. Learn about the latest findings on how the brain is affected when we use screen technology, and how we can use this information to empower our students to be more focused, creative, and engaged while they are learning. Find out what students say when they learn this way and how they feel about school when technology is a no longer a distraction, but rather a powerful learning tool.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Room

9:45am

Project Based Learning with 3D Printing in the Classroom
3D printing has become an affordable medium for the classroom. In this workshop, we will look at using this new medium as an integral part of a project based, cooperative learning unit. The basics of 3D printing will be covered while all aspects of unit development and implementation will be shared. Specific areas we will explore include design for 3D printing using tablet devices, file management, the operation of three types of 3D printers, filament options, purchasing tips, curriculum design incorporating Google Classroom and Google Sites, and assessment authentic to the project.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for desi... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Grandmaster Salon 2 (NEXT)

9:45am

Virtual Reality In EDU
With the rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality and the reality of classroom integration, this session will explore the implications of virtual reality in a classroom setting as well as a the tools and resources that are readily available to begin integrating this potentially transformative technology. From consumption to creation session attendees will walk away with both a framework and tools to begin exploring pre-created VR content and VR as a storytelling platform.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

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


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Silver Ballroom 2 (NEXT)

9:45am

Google Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing & Feedback
Discover some of the best Google Add-Ons and Extensions that provide an excellent array of research, writing and editing tools perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Also learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance. Among the tools featured include: WriteWell for Google Docs, Google Explore, SAS Writing Reviser, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, and others. Examine how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

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


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Grandmaster Salon 1 (NOW)

9:45am

This is Your Brain on Technology - Keynote Follow Up
Parents and teachers are often at odds with the children they care about most. There are misunderstandings about how to use our ubiquitous technology and how to properly balance quality face-to-face time with necessary screen time. If we want students to be able to stay focused at school and at home while using devices that provide constant temptation and distraction, we must teach them about the research behind multitasking. Learn about the latest findings on how the brain is affected when we use screen technology, and how we can use this information to empower our students to be more focused, creative, and engaged while they are learning. Find out what students say when they learn this way and how they feel about school when technology is a no longer a distraction, but rather a powerful learning tool.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Keynote Room

11:00am

How Might We K-12: Empathy Fueled Problem Solving in Schools
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving. DT can be a cornerstone of an innovative classroom, a foundation for building creative confidence in students, and a catalyst for changing the culture of an entire school or organization. Most importantly, design thinking represents a shift in mindset -- a posture of possibilities, imaginative inquiry, and meaningful solutions. Boost your own design thinking abilities by learning the fundamentals through active participation with other curious and talented educators. Learn concrete strategies to: -Foster the mindset of a successful design thinker within yourself and your organization -Apply design thinking strategies and methods, tools and protocols to your impact area -Redesign lessons currently in use to reflect your newly developed design thinking mindset

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hebda

Tim Hebda

Classroom Teacher & Dean of Professional Growth, Waynflete School
Tim has been teaching third, fourth, and fifth graders in Connecticut and Maine for 19 years. He is a leader in technology integration focusing on creativity, documentation, and empowering students. In addition to his classroom work, Tim is Dean of Professional Growth at Waynflet... Read More →
avatar for Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

English teacher, Mt. Blue High School
Improviser, design thinker, educator, co-author of upcoming "Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom" from EdTech Books | | Learning, thinking, doing, creating, laughing, dading, husbanding, podcasting, blogging, Tweeting, improvising, directing, exploding, imploding a... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)

11:00am

Local, Global & Digital: Digital Citizenship in Your Community
Using a community-driven approach to digital citizenship, this session will focus on the positive ways to educate and empower students to turn negatives into positives, transform students into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens. The focus is on the working with educators, students and parents to help create solutions in local, global and digital communities.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marialice Curran

Dr. Marialice Curran

Founder & CEO, Digital Citizenship Institute
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she develop... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Silver Ballroom 3 (THOUGHT)

1:15pm

The Art of Reflection in the Classroom: Using Technology to Help Students Reflect and Build on their Learning
Formal opportunities for reflection allow us to pause, look back, and analyze the points we can and should improve upon as we move forward. Great teachers regularly engage in reflection, if our first lesson of the day did not go well, we reflect back on what needs improvement and adjust to ensure that the same mistakes do not happen again. If, as teachers, we use the power of reflection to improve student learning, then it should be important to promote reflection with our students. In this session we will explore how technology can help students in the reflection process. We will look at strategies, apps, and web tools that will assist students in the reflection process, and allow them to grow as learners.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Silver Ballroom 2 (NEXT)

1:15pm

A Concrete Look At Personalized Learning

While we hear the words personalized learning tossed around quite often today, it seems that everyone has a different understanding of what this means for learners. For schools to truly hit the mark on this, we need to also ensure that we are personalizing learning opportunities for adult learners (staff). This session will discuss some of the concrete ways that schools are personalizing learning for all learners.



Speakers
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)

1:15pm

Creating Interactive Learning Experiences for Elementary Classrooms with G Suite EDU
Our youngest students do NOT need to be left behind in the G Suite classroom. From writing and narrating a story to exploring new ideas to reflecting on their learning process in a digital portfolio, the Chromebook offers a variety of opportunities for engaging young learners. In this session, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities with Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Silver Ballroom 1 (NOW)

1:15pm

Scaling Innovation: Action Steps for School and District Leaders
Developing and scaling transformative teaching and learning with technology requires a collaborative, strategic approach to innovation. Tom will provide guidance and examples of actions steps that leaders can take to leverage technology in ways that personalize instruction and promote deeper learning for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Director of Digital Learning, Bristol Warren Regional School District
Tom Driscoll is the Director of Digital Learning for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. Previously, Tom taught high school social studies for eight years in northeastern Connecticut. Tom also speaks at conferences, consults with school districts, and has... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Silver Ballroom 3 (THOUGHT)

2:30pm

Teaching Coding for the Non-Coding Teacher
Coding is the language of critical thinking and problem-solving. Even if you aren’t a computer scientist, you can still teach kids these important thinking skills through fun, simple activities while laying the foundation for computational thinking. Come learn some strategies for engaging all students in mastering this important new literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Haw... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grandmaster Salon 1 (NOW)

2:30pm

How to Talk and Teach about Fake News

We hear a lot in the news about “fake news,” but that term, which was coined fairly recently, is really a symptom of some much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy in a digital age where information is instant. In fact, Stanford Graduate School of Education recently found that more than 80% of middle and high school students were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories. As parents and educators, it’s our job to help our learners become more savvy consumers of information.


Based on ConnectSafely’s Parent and Educator Guide to Media Literacy and Fake News, this session will include advice from educators, journalists, media literacy experts, and emotional intelligence researchers on how to bring critical media literacy skills to your classroom/home so that our children are able to make informed decisions about the information that bombards them every day.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

9:15am

Looking for Knowledge? Google Your Brain!
Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than the Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) as well as Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016) reports. Both empirical studies assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse on assessments when allowed to use technology in the classroom. However, neither study mentions any instruction provided to students to help them capitalize on the tools in front of them! Too often, educators project their own reading and note taking habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital texts. However, what if we actually considered digital reading and note taking as a completely new task? When students can harness the power of tagging, searching, and sharing as a new way to approach how they interact with course content, they will be able to ask better questions, build stronger connections, and engage in deeper inquiry. Ultimately, students need to not only be able to search for knowledge across disparate sources, but also within their own brains.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and inte... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Silver Ballroom 2 (NEXT)

9:15am

Introduction to Utilizing G Suite EDU in the Classroom
Are you new to G Suite? Are you wondering how to get started? In this session, we will explore the potential for G Suite EDU in the classroom. From collaboration to creation, there are endless possibilities for students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Silver Ballroom 1 (NOW)

9:15am

Foster Creativity in your Classroom using Chrome Apps and Extensions
G Suite for Education and Chrome Extensions provide creative and collaborative learning opportunities for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Learn some of the best uses of Google Drive Add-Ons and explore helpful Chrome apps and extensions. Among the tools featured are Soundtrap, Kami, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, and many others! Examine how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities and plan effectively for integration strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:15am - 11:30am
Grandmaster Salon 2 (NEXT)

10:30am

The Wearable Classroom: How Wearable Technology is Transforming Learning
Come discover how Apple Watch, FitBit, Google Cardboard, and other wearable devices are changing the way we view the world, and how the world views us. Explore how we can use data to affect learning outcomes, as well as the potential implications for privacy and security of data in a world where data is collected and tracked persistently and transparently.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Haw... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Silver Ballroom 2 (NEXT)

10:30am

Artificial Intelligence & EdTech
With Articificial Intelligence poised to have an impact in many facets of our society, it is critical that we begin to consider and explore the implications for AI in education and the classroom. The session will explore the current state of AI and will be an entry point to begin the discussion about where AI is going in education in the near future.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

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


Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)

12:45pm

Level Up With Gamification & Game-Based Learning
Tap into the power of gamification and game-design principles to increase engagement and enhanced learning experiences. Based upon both academic research (Professor Lee Sheldon of RPI and Joey Lee of Columbia University) as well as first-hand experience in education settings, Tom will share strategies to effectively leverage game design concepts such as leveling, mastery-based progressions, real-time feedback, leaderboards, and compelling narratives. Explore how you can leverage gamification and game-based design, too!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Director of Digital Learning, Bristol Warren Regional School District
Tom Driscoll is the Director of Digital Learning for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. Previously, Tom taught high school social studies for eight years in northeastern Connecticut. Tom also speaks at conferences, consults with school districts, and has... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Grandmaster Salon 2 (NEXT)

12:45pm

iPads & Video AppSmashing
App-Smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content that could not have been created with just one app. Integrating the power and flexibility of the iPad iOS, appsmashing with video in particular provides students and teachers the ability to create truly remarkable content on an iPad. In this session, participants will learn app-smash possibilities with a small but versatile app toolkit that facilitates student-created content. Apps used will include, but are not limited to, iMovie, Explain Everything, Tellagami, Shadow Puppet Edu, Green Screen and Book Creator.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

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


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Grandmaster Salon 1 (NOW)

12:45pm

Using Improvement Science to Build a Roadmap for Innovation
Improvement science provides a road map for change. Whether you are years into your 1:1 journey or just beginning the process, its principles support the "triple aims" of educational improvement: improved effectiveness, greater efficiency, and enhanced engagement. In this fast-paced, hands-on institute, will explore the theories, tenets, and tools behind improvement science so that participants will leave with concrete ideas, strategies, and tools to continue leading change.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and inte... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)
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