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The reality is, primary classrooms are not created equal: whether with one iPad or a 1:1 initiative; a SMARTboard or just a projector and a document camera. It will always be you, the teacher, who makes the difference. Learn the many uses of having one device in your classroom and how this can enrich students' learning. Learn to create interactive lessons and projects to produce successful, enthusiastic readers and writers... with what you have. Leave with a list of apps that will help benefit student's learning on an iPad, how to create digital stories, and other takeaways to benefit the primary classroom. Time for app sharing provided.

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application/pdf Jill Kelly-App Spreadsheet.pdf
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Jill Kelly-iPod Touch Expectations.docx

Jill Kelly is piloting 1:1 computing with iPod Touches in her 3rd grade classroom. This session will lead you through the start up of the pilot to present. The presenter will share apps, classroom management, and integration ideas.

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Learn how one district has approached filtering a take-home 1:1 initiative. This project started with an immediate need in 2007 with zero budget, and continues today. Included is a combination of an in-line proxy, local and remote DNS filtering. See these together provide an effective and scalable solution.
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In January of 2012, the Wentzville School District took their digital conversion to the next level, by introducing their eStudent Program (1:1 Netbook Initiative). Come hear from students, teachers, administrators, and district leaders as they share in this informal, roundtable discussion on how the eStudent program is transforming learning in and outside of the classroom.

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Has the professional development structure in your building or district changed in the past several years or stayed stagnant? Are you looking for new and innovative ideas for facilitating professional learning? In this session, we will explore ways 21st century educators collaborate and learn. These ideas can be transferred into different ways building or district level professional development is facilitated. Bring your Power PD ideas to share in this collaborative session! Atomic Learning will be giving away free subscriptions to two lucky session attendees! BYOD Single Session Requirements: Mobile device.

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How can you become an effective 21st Century school librarian? This session will cover many topics including creating a library website, digital citizenship and digital footprints, student research skills (with or without technology), plagiarism, citing sources and more. This session will start you on the path of becoming your school's source that everyone including teachers and students, will use to find the best information.

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Connect to the Common Core Standards by becoming the "point person" for matching library resources to reading and writing needs for instructional resources. Communicate the process and resources to teachers and administrators with online curation tools of ideas and lessons. Collaborate with teachers using technology tools integrated into learning objectives. Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate with School Librarians = CCS Success!

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Time is not on our side, especially when it comes to incorporating multimedia into our classrooms. Come discover how using mobile devices, 5 minutes in our classrooms, and a handful of apps can transform our classrooms. Our students have the tools, let's put them to use.

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application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Mind Your Business handout.docx

Make learning fun for your students! Integrating multiple technology tools in cross-curricular projects can help to motivate and engage even to most reluctant students. Tools discussed include course management, creating your own tutorial videos, online presentation tools, Office essentials, and digital cameras. Learn how to incorporate technology tools into cross-curricular project based learning units and walk away with practical classroom applications that can be used for multiple purposes and content areas.

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This session will be a good old fashion show and tell. The presenter will be sharing resources and tools that make his job as a teacher easier and learning better for his students. A few of the shared resources will be Evernote, Screencast-o-matic and many more including the single greatest online teacher resource available… These resources will appeal to teachers and administrators alike.
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(Recess TEC, Inc., Shelbyville, IL, United States) Motivate your students to write more and complain less using these free and easy-to-implement iPad apps. If you have ever wondered how to integrate technology into your writing lessons across the curriculum, we can show you how using your iPad and low-cost/free apps! The integration of audio/video will also be demonstrated to differentiate instruction and engage students with varied learning modalities.
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Help your students experience learning in a new way with augmented reality by bridging the virtual and physical worlds using the devices already in their pockets. See how advances in this technology make these experiences more accessible to students of all ages and engage them in creating and adding to their own environment.

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Join us and find out how Discovery Education is going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students. In this session, we will also model strategies for exploring your favorite content, as well as the newest features and resources available through Discovery Education.
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Three years ago we set out to create a culture of security with the staff of our district. In that time we have made significant progress. During this presentation we will look at the steps and missteps taken, as well as the structures put in place to get us to our goal. We will also discuss our plans and next steps to address the challenges that lay ahead.
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Join Google Certified Teacher Lucy Gray to discover ways to promote search literacy in your classroom. Search is the essential 21st century skill and in this session, participants will learn to fully utilize Google search features and techniques. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to explore tools such as Google Book Search, Google Scholar, and Google News. Participants will come away from this session with an understanding of search and the importance of establishing a research stance in schools.
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Our students have unique opportunities to use ICTs to communicate and collaborate with their peers worldwide. When students collaborate successfully and emulate effective teamwork, they accomplish and often surpass learning goals. However, global collaboration has its hiccups, such as dealing with various time zones, decision-making, problem solving, and intercultural communication. How do we avoid making mistakes and learn to work together to build a vision? In this workshop, we will discover various free web platforms that support effective collaboration and teamwork on online projects. We will also discover tips for effective collaboration.

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Portfolios are the quintessential assessment tool for education majors hoping to become teachers in Missouri. A portfolio ensures that a student teacher has succeeded in completing the competencies outlined by state standards. Instead of the traditional CD/USB, a Blog-folio (portfolio in blog format) can be used to assess students in a more streamlined and efficient manner. Check out how this technological assessment can be the next step up in portfolio presentations.
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Many teachers use blogging to communicate with parents, but blogging and other social networking applications can be used successfully (and safely) with elementary students. Participants will learn practical ideas for blogging with elementary students and how to use other tools with their classes. Blogging motivates and engages students while providing them with authentic learning experiences and publishing opportunities.

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application/pdf Mahaffney-BOOM Handout.pdf

Ninth grade teachers and librarians will discuss the creation of a required mini-course that guides students in the creation of a Brain Owner's Operating Manual (BOOM). Presenters will highlight the opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction in study skills, library research, critical reading, and technological literacy. Emphasis will be placed on the Mind, Brain, and Education framework employed in leveraging technology for grade level, content area instruction.

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Are you thinking of moving to a 1:1 environment? Discover how our school successfully implemented a Bring Your Own iPad initiative. Join us as a panel of teachers and students discusses the planning, the implementation, and the success of our program. Learn the apps and digital textbooks we use for collaborative and interactive instruction.
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Motivate your students to take on leadership roles. Engage them in higher level problem solving. Transform your school by putting students in charge. Connect to the world outside of the school by broadcasting school news. It is all possible with a flip camera, free software, and a little time. A team of 5th grade students will show you how it is done. The students are the leaders and they will show you how they produce the news and post it online in just 20 minutes each day.
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This presentation will show you how to be a better educator. Period. Firsthand accounts and specific examples of how building a professional learning network (PLN) is something every educator needs to do. The focus will be on defining a PLN and examining the sheer power social media has in creating and sustaining these vast connections.

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Participants will learn how to integrate student owned devices into the elementary curriculum. Hear one teacher's journey into BYOD and discover ways to utilize technology to provide opportunities to flip your classroom. Explore ways to incorporate strategies to strengthen parent communication, classroom management, student interaction, engagement and global collaboration opportunities.

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Learn how the BYOD concept works in a real classroom. Hear how to manage learning and take student practice and assessment online using browser based tools such as Google Docs. Join the presenter as he shares his first year in a BYOD classroom.
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Engaging middle school students becomes even more difficult as education strives to compete with our increasingly connected culture. By nature, young teens are social and already entrenched in digital media, so why not use those facts to your advantage? Using Project-Based Learning in a digitally-connected classroom not only increases the rigor of your curriculum, but also encourages students to become their own teachers. Combining this with Standards-Based Grading and a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum will help to ensure a standards driven classroom that is prepared to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in a connected world.
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(Recess TEC, Inc., Shelbyville, IL, United States) We will count them down; ten ways to integrate technology into the Common Core Standards. Kell two birds with one stone. Have fun while motivating your students to succeed.
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Co-presenters: Steven Hendricks, Claudia Staude -Interested in going paperless in the classroom? Curious how to use technology as a tool to improve student learning? Want to get project ideas from another teacher actively using technology in their classes? Three English teachers will present the variety of technological tools that they use in their classrooms, including Twitter, iMessage, Turnitin.com, classroom wikis, Printopia, Dropbox, and much more.
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Not only does today's student want to be engaged through technology, media, and conversations at the same time, they also want to be able to instantly share their own content, ideas, and creativity with their peers and, in fact, the world. Our students have progressed beyond consumers of content to become producers and publishers. How do we, as educators, teach to someone who is technically proficient, and social media-minded? During this session we'll explore different avenues in which the traditional model of learning is replaced with a challenge that requires students to draw on prior learning, acquire new knowledge, and tap their creativity to fashion solutions.
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Co-presenters: Andrea Blanco, Brandie Hatch, Dana Todaro, Angela Cartee, Michelle Dirksen - The METC Cool Tool Duel is back! Join us in this high energy session when instructional technology specialists from four school districts share their favorite Web 2.0 tools, resources, and lesson ideas. Two new school districts are joining in the duel this year, so the Francis Howell, Rockwood, Hancock Place, and Special School Districts will compete to win the Cool Tool title. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite Cool Tool at the end of the session. You don't want to miss this duel!

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Should education look the same as it did when today's teachers were yesterday's students? What ideas are worth keeping and what new innovations should be explored when creating a vision for learning in today's educational landscape? Districts today must develop a culture of learning and a means to develop deep thinking students. How is that accomplished? Let's explore the options.

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Learn to use ActivInspire to create self-checking, interactive containers that will increase student engagement in your elementary classroom! Create activities in which correct answers are contained and rewarded by sounds and incorrect answers are rejected by the container. Step-by-step directions will be given for creating containers that contain anything, one specific object, and multiple objects as identified by keywords. BYOL Double Session Requirements: Bring a laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed.
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Want to add movie making into your crowded curriculum? Hear from a panel of past Show-Me a Movie winning teachers and contest program manager on best practices for creating a digital story. Learn how to direct student groups into producing quality movies; discussion will include how they integrated movie-making into their curriculum and hwat these teachers would do to edit or revise the process if they could work on a sequel. a handful of winning 2011 and 2012 movies will be screened. Questions are welcomed!
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Are you still giving paper and pencil tests and quizzes? Repeating the same lecture three times a day? See how learning management systems like Blackboard, Moodle, D2L and others are used by thousands of teachers to make teaching easier so there is less focus on the tasks and more focus on the thrills! See an example of utilizing fipped classroom instruction. Learn effective ways to evaluate available systems and walk away with an evaluation sheet to determine the best LMS for your school(s).
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application/pdf Bartelli-Creative Movie Making.pdf

How do you trick kids into learning? Have them create movies. From green screen to special effects this session will highlight apps used to make quality movies. Making videos in class should be more than just fun. This session will put emphasis on creating iPad video lessons focused on learning.

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Stop wandering the web of excess information and learn how modern curation can lead students to higher level thinking skills. Discover the benefits of curation tools in connecting with colleagues to expand your repertoire of quality resources for impactful learning experiences. Session provides an overview of various curation platforms. Learn more about the new search—curation!

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The diffusion of innovation starts with the teacher. New innovations in technology are replacing the need for print materials and providing new and enriching learning opportunities. Discovery Education and the implementation of Net-books in the classroom provide multi-media learning without being tied to a text or access to a media lab. Come join the exploration into implementing Net-books using Discovery Education and Scientific Inquiry using technology in a Standards Based Classroom. Don't be afraid to hit the delete button, gain approval from students and administrators for implementation, and get your students creating and learning using their fingertips.

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Participants will explore the connections between computer science, technology, and mathematics common core standards. Through a hands-on activity participants will have a better understanding of the computer science standards (CSTA), national education technology standards (ISTE) and math common core standards. In addition, participants will investigate the similarities and disconnects between the three sets of standards.

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Assistive technology is recognized as an important component of the individual education progrmas (IEP) of students who receive special education. IDEA 2004 emphasizes this importance by indicating that IEP teams consider all students' needs for assistive technology when completing IEPs. Increase your awareness of assistive technology and the assistive technology service delivery process used in educational settings. Learn about the criteria for consideration and assessment and using Quality Indicators Assistive Technology Services as a guide. Resources to assist in the provision of assistive technology services will be provided.
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Our students are gaining dual citizenship in the real world as well as the virtual world. For generations, we have been teaching students how to become citizens in the real world. So how do we help them become good citizens in the virtual world? Participants will learn about the different components of digital citizenship as well as acquire resources and strategies for integrating digital citizenship skills into classroom instruction.

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What is the difference in social bookmarking and digital curation? Explore the options for curating and evaluating the flood of information that pours over your media streams. Track your personal learning network by implementing a curation blueprint that suits your style and time. Join in pinning, scooping, digging, and noting to organize your social media streams like a true ninja curator!

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Did you know that Discovery Education streaming has videos, an interactive atlas, dynamic calendar, thousands of quiz questions, images, speeches, and sound effects? This fast- paced, energizing session will open your eyes to the possibilities of digital media and Discovery Education streaming in the classroom. Join Joe as he leads this exciting quick-fire session. BYOD Single Session Requirements: Participants can bring their own device to follow along.
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From Boston to Missouri, from performing arts to social studies, join us for two hours of instructional exploration through the rich media resources of Discovery Education. Experience a model classroom as you fly at an altitude of fun-thousand feet to Boston, MA, and investigate the Boston Tea Party through the lens of 21st Century resources. This fast-paced and engaging two hour model classroom will be an exciting journey in cross-curricular integration for Missouri educators. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Tablet or laptop.
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Are your data reports just plain text with a table tossed in the middle? Have you seen Infographics and want to design your own? Bring your laptop and school data to learn the different methods from simple to detailed to make your own Infographics. Market your library with colorful detailed reports. Collaborate with teachers on data lesson plans for students. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Laptop and school data.
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application/pdf Tenny-Handout.pdf

Should teachers and kids really be investing so much instructional time using technology? YES! Discover how technology can engage students, support and reinforce learning, provide immediate feedback to guide instruction, help students demonstrate understanding, improve parent communication, and make connections outside your walls. We will prove how communication, assessment, and web 2.0 tools can REALLY transform learning in your classroom.

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Collaborative digital storytelling projects allow students to work in their area of strength and projects can develop students' abilities in any curriculum area. While challenging advanced students and supporting struggling learners, the power of shared digital projects bring cooperative groups together as a learning team. Using free software and online applications, digital storytelling can lead to success for all learners.

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Learn about Edmodo: a free course management system (CMS) that teachers can use to give assessments, create discussion forums, allow students to turn in assignments, give polls, upload course documents, and keep in contact with parents all in one place. Learn from a presenter that can answer all your questions, give you suggestions and help you build this CMS into any school.

(Last edited: Friday, February 15, 2013, 09:39 AM)
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Personalize learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) using online mentorship projects and collaborative networks. This session highlights how high school students are using project-based learning to accomplish individualized learning objectives with the help of researchers and technology. Discover how your school may use the free CoolHub. IMSA platform to connect students with mentors without the need for travel.

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"Hear My Voice" is an initiative in the Fox High School that gives targets of bullying and harassment a voice and transforms lives by putting students first. Learn about the HIIP (Honor, Inclusion, Integrity and Pride) Team, which is a task force comprised of high school students representing each grade level at Fox High School, and gain a new perspective on how student autonomy fosters self-confidence and how giving students a voice helps them heal. "Hear My Voice" cultivates a deeper understanding of what bully harassment really is, its invisible impact, and helps to break the ice for targets to speak out and become empowered. Since the initiative began, Fox HS has seen a notable increase in the courage of students to report harassment and wrongdoing as well as an increase in active bystanders. This program can be adapted to fit any grade level and allows room for personalization.
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application/pdf Langhorst Handout.pdf

Many students fail to report incidents of bullying, cyberbullying and other forms of harassment due to many fear factors. New technologies can be leveraged by school administrators to help encourage reporting of bullying and other incidents. Attendees will learn about new forms of anonymous reporting solutions and how they can complement a wider bully prevention program.

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application/pdf Ostrom-Choices Human Rights iBook.pdf

Explore a student-centered method of instruction that develops skills and habits for active global citizenship. Learn the advantage of iBook Author's ability to integrate video, graphics, and other media with digital text to create a resource that enhances the reading experience for students and better prepares them for the collaborative work that takes place in the classroom. Teachers will be introduced to and receive an iBook hands-on unit that uses primary sources, case studies, embedded videos, and role-play simulations to engage students in an exploration of the concept of human rights and the challenges of international enforcement. Bring Scholars Online videos into the classroom by embedding them directly into the iBook assists all learners, especially visual and auditory learners.

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application/pdf Williams-Handout.pdf

QR codes are popping up all over the place! Participants will learn how to use QR codes to motivate students, engage students, and differentiate instruction. Teachers will learn how to incorporate QR codes into math, reading and writing!

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This session introduces the MIT Scratch media development toolkit (scratch.mit.edu), as well as, explore with users how Scratch can be used with students in the classroom and STEM based content. With Scratch students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Please bring your own technology to this session as the class will collaboratively build several projects as we learn the Scratch platform! Resources: http://scratch.mit.edu, http://GreenbushLabs.com/scratch/tastic.php
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Come experience how Discovery Education (DE) streaming can help you create lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards. In this session we will look at the instructional assets (formerly called resources) available in DE. Elementary lesson plans enriched with DE resources will be shown. You will leave with practical ways to use Discovery Education and make your lesson planning easier, engage your students, align lessons with standards and differentiate instruction. If you are new to DE or want a refresher on all the assets (resources) available, then this session is for you! Leave with practical information you can use in your classroom immediately.

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Wentzville R-IV launched their 1:1 program during SY 2011-2012. Come find out about their experience with their program from planning, preparation, distribution, trainings, support and progress. Find out resources that Wentzville has utilized and incorporated into their program and come willing to share some of your district's thoughts and ask questions.

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Mobile devices coupled with social media applications can transform the classroom into learning environments which seamlessly integrate different work styles, media and applications. There is dynamic cooperation and collaboration among teachers and learners. In this session, participants experience and jointly create novel ways in which students can engage in authentic co-learning and co-teaching.
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In this session, we will investigate classroom uses of YouTube videos and tools as well as content available on iTunes and iTunes U. YouTube is the world's second largest search engine, yet many educators discount this video repository as a source of useful educational content. iTunes also contains educational content and iTunes U has a plethora of free resources for educators. Finally, we will touch upon the new iTunes U app and iBooks Author. Come find out how to curate, create and publish multimedia content!
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How do we encourage learners to apply the knowledge they acquire outside the classroom in meaningful contexts? How do we tie learning to learners' real world experiences and environments? In this workshop, we will explore various offline applications and multimedia that motivate learners to understand their world. Participants will learn about various mobile apps and activities that help support real world learning. Participants will leave with activity and lesson ideas and useful tips.

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Teachers and artists from TEAM, a technology and arts integration program in Chicago, will share stories, resources, student work, and lessons learned from their experiences using digital media to enhance academic learning. Join us in conversation as we explore the question: What can we REALLY learn from media?
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Conducting a classroom field trip either virtually or in-person allows students an enormous learning opportunity. Explore how using technology to prepare for, document, and reflect on field trips transforms them into so much more. Now, field trips become learning expeditions where the products are not simply completed worksheets, but high-quality reflective pieces, informative tools, and interactive media that others--from students, teachers, parents, to the community--can use, learn, interact with, explore, and benefit from.
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See how thoughtful engagement of digital creation in a communication arts classroom can help students engage in the writing process, higher order-thinking skills, and high quality work. Participants will be given an opportunity to see demonstrations of process, student work and create their own digital product.
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Traditional teachers will be left at the starting block unless they investigate how to flip their classes and educate their students in how they learn in 2012. Educators will learn how to flip their classrooms from two teachers who have flipped their classes. Learn how to flip classes with ease, set up vidcast for instruction, have rich student centered class discussions,how to incorporate project based learning and using a blog.
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The idea of a flipped classroom has recently gained popularity, yet many teachers are intimidated by the work involved in making a flipped classroom a reality. In this session teachers will learn the simple steps it takes to create videos, post videos online to be viewable by mobile devices, as well as how to set up effective flipped lessons.

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The 1:1 classroom is fast becoming a reality. Many school districts have invested in tablets, laptops and Chromebooks. Students now have access to their own tablets and other powerful computing devices. Web applications (aka apps) have become the tools of the digital classroom. Knowing which apps to use can make the difference between seamless 1:1 integration or ineffective use of otherwise powerful technologies. In this presentation we demonstrate how Google's Chrome Web store and Chrome OS offer linkages to free, useful apps that can enliven 1:1 adoption programs.
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Equip students with the tools needed to grasp mathematical concepts by complementing your teaching with Microsoft Mathematics 4.0. Microsoft's powerful visualization tools help to capture students' imaginations and keep them engaged, allowing their comprehension to rise exponentially. Learn how you can use these free Math tools in your classroom.
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For whatever "flavor" your school decides to go with: BYOD, laptops, tablets . . . the decision has been made that more technology is coming to your school (your classroom). This session will provide some lessons learned and insightful ideas from the teacher's side of the desk to help you along this journey. Monett High School went 1:1 in January, 2012.

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The Joplin Schools was devastated by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. In spite of heavy losses, the school district rallied the community to open schools on time 87 days later. This session will provide an overview of some of the current challenges and opportunities faced by the Joplin Schools as it endeavors to turn this terrible tragedy into an amazing opportunity to reinvent public education for its children.~Cost: $30

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Harness the motivational power of games to improve student engagement in Moodle courses. The effective design of a course can keep students in a game-like state by escalating the difficulty of the work incrementally and unveiling levels one at a time. Discover how this and other game-like elements can be used to transform Moodle courses into gamified learning experiences.

Access all materials used in this session:

1. Create a free account or login with your exisiting account: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com
2. Access the session: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com/course/view.php?id=221
3. Enter enrollment key: 23game

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What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS (global positioning satellite) users. Learn how to incorporate the use of GPS in your classroom and engage your students as they connect with nature and communicate with people and their community. This presentation will give you ideas about how to incorporate this high tech orienteering experience into a variety of subjects.
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In this session you will explore how using Google Chrome as a web browser opens up a world of engaging extensions, apps, and web tools for you to use in your classroom to not only boost student engagement, but to create a custom web browsing experience as well.
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With the advent of collaborative technologies, it is easier than ever to connect with classrooms around the world and it is essential that out students develop global competence. In this session, education consultant Lucy Gray will discuss global education initiatives, strategies for finding partner classrooms and specific tools that will allow you to bring the world to your school. Also, learn about the Global Education Conference, a virtual event dedicated to bringing educators together to share their work and establish connections for developing global projects.
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Google Sketch-up is a interactive 3d modeling program that will have you and your students creating and thinking 3d! This FREE program, yes FREE is a valuable resource for the art classroom, geometry lesson, historical settings and industrial arts. This program is a great compliment to any room with a SMARTboard.

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Search technologies continue to improve, but making search tools 'brain-dead easy' to use--Google's goal--creates new problems for information seekers. Topics and hands-on activities include 'common core,' managing 'info-whelm,' 'the filter bubble,' evaluating credibility and 'competencies in the cloud.' BYOD Double Session Requirements: Laptop or tablet with internet access.

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HEC-TV brings you two methods of Virtual Teaching and Learning. Award winning HEC-TV Live! is both a videoconference and a television program. Now, we've added HEC Point2Point, a videoconference with the panache of a tv program yet tailored to your classroom needs. Both offerings allow your students to speak to attorneys, scientists, artists, and more. We'll make your students think!
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Efficient. Effective. Ethical. These words are used over and over again throughout most information literacy curriculum/guidelines found. One librarian just can't cover it all. Learn how lessons were created and are being used by the librarian AND STAFF at one middle school to not only teach the skills but to demonstrate and have students use the MOREnet databases, an online encyclopedia and search engines efficiently, effectively and ethically.
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Learn how students made a difference in their lives and the world with $50 and a computer. Seventh grade geography students were exposed to guest speakers, video conferencing, Kiva, and Prezi to understand the factors that affect GDP. Students made a global impact by using microlending, through Kiva, to help a third world country try to raise their GDP.

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Is there such a thing as a right way to implement a 1:1 program? Many districts across America are implementing such programs, but is their work yielding classrooms that make learning irresistible? Come discuss how a 1:1 program can maximize the learning potential for students, and in the process, create a whole new culture of learning for a district.

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Are you excited about the great ideas that you walk away with after a great conference session but concerned about the practical implications of putting them to work in your classroom? Join Melissa Robison, DEN Star and Missouri Leadership Council Member, as she walks you through a day in her second grade classroom. Supported by Discovery Education Streaming and armed with strategies designed to bring digital media to life she will show attendees that they too can turn on the technology light bulb for their students. Join this energizing session and get those creative (but practical) currents flowing.

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Technology in its current state provides us with immediate access to information as well as publication of our original works. This poses both a challenge and a solution in education. Come and take a closer look at how we can leverage our use of technology to faciliate higher levels of intrinsic Inspiration and Motivation in both teaching and learning. At the session's conclusion we will have a group discusion, and backchannel conversation, so all participants may develop and share effective strategies to increase Inspiration and Motivation in teaching and learning through the use of technology.
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Have you always wanted to blog with your students, but didn't know how to get started? This session will introduce you to several tools such as Kidblog, #comments4kids, and quadblogging. Participants will have the opportunity to create a template, as well as learn tips, tricks, implementation, and classroom management ideas. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Any device with internet access.
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Co-presenters" Basiyr Rodney and Roy Tamashiro - Most school districts are struggling to figure out how to manage students with smartphones. This powerful handheld computer gives teachers the ability to deliver engaging lessons. In this presentation we demonstrate an actual smartphone lesson. Participants will use their Smartphones along with web 2.0 applications and social media to experience this innovative approach to lesson delivery. BYOD Single Session Requirement: Tablet or Smartphone.
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We have an astounding level of accessibility to information. In many cases our access to information can occur across a myriad of technological devices including a computer, a table device and a mobile device. Given the mass quantities of information available, it is vital for us to develop strategies for not only finding what we need, but also being able to effectively filter out what we don't. This session will focus on identifying appropriate strategies for information literacy and why these skill sets are critical for both our students and us. We will also identify appropriate methodologies for applying critical thinking skills to evaluate content.
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Project based learning, increased student voice/choice, innovation days, digital portfolios, increased student responsibility for learning... they all sound great but how can these concepts, powered by technology, be applied to the elementary classroom. Leave this session with ideas that have been successfully implemented and will be successful in your classroom.
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Participants in the session will get a host of projects and activities designed to put student choice and passion as the forefront. The focus of this session will be on sharing student projects with specific classroom examples which include Innovation Day as well as Passion Projects.
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Many schools struggle with the adoption of iPad programs and using Google Apps for Education on an iPad. Come see how my school made them work together to become a powerful learning tool.

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Digital educators want to use iPads to transform digital learning, but are faced with the dilemmas of cost and how to effectively implement them into the school setting. This presentation will show how one tech savvy librarian and a core team of teachers are using iPads to impact student learning across the school. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Laptop or iPad.

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(Recess TEC Inc., Shelbyville, IL, United States) Let us help you "Kick up" your iPad skills to another level. Tips and tricks for navigating your iPad will be demonstrated, along with different management ideas for your classroom.
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iPads are more than just Apps. They are a tool to think with. Find out ways the iPad can transform learning in your classroom, by exploring ways educators are using iPads to collaborate, connect, extend learning, evaluate, create, communicate, and develop lifelong learners. Are you ready to adjust your teaching for this new learning revolution?

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to be powerful and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our students need for success, but many educators are still trying to figure out how best to address these standards. Learn how to compare the ISTE NETS standards to Partnership 21st Century Skills standards and how they both fit the framework of the CCSS. This session will explore 10 technology tools and resources that can help educators begin addressing the CCSS in real and relevant ways. Join Dr. Howie DiBlasi as he shares technology tools that will help prepare our students for success in a variety of areas, including College and Career Readiness, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Mathematical principles.
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This session will focus on the legal issues that arise from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) implementations at public school districts, as well as issues arising from opening/allowing access to social networks, and how IT professional can incure that their district stays in compliance with the law.

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Do you have questions about the value of learning online? Do you think that the Internet has changed the way we learn, work and play? Do today's students only learn in the four walls of the classrooms? How can we accommodate schedule issues, gifted, credit recovery, language options? CSD's newest program, District's Choice Online Learning, may have the answers you and your students are seeking. How can you get the highest quality courses at the lowest cost to your districts? Did you know that 82% of school districts had students take one or more online and blended courses? Do you know the statistics of how fast online learning is growing? How can a district make online classes a revenue stream? To learn about the benefits of online learning in the digital world, come to this session.
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Do you see your students bored at using the same worksheets and strategies over and over? Then come learn about some of the many ways to create and use interactive games within Inspire to get your students more engaged in learning. Step by step directions will be given to create your own concentration and Jeopardy games. BYOL Double Session Requirements: Bring a laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed.
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A small group of fifth grade students take responsibility for creating Spoede Today, our live morning broadcast. Using Google Docs and Google Calendar, these students plan, organize, write scripts, and help train the other students. Come and hear from the lead broadcast team as they share how they educate the Spoede students in the first few minutes of each day.

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Do you want to make your Promethean flipchart lessons more interactive? Do you want your students to come to the board and interact with your lesson? Come to this workshop! You will learn how to create eye-popping, interactive lessons that make your students want to learn. They will love coming to the board to participate! BYOL Double Session Requirements: Laptop with Promethean ActivInspire External Software installed.

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During this session we will focus on some of the new features in the latest version of Notebook 11. We will look at customizing tool bars, adding sound, making your own interactive activities, launching a web browser inside of SMART Notebook as well as some improvements to some of your faovite tools. This course is for those that already have a basic understanding of SMART Board operation and want to learn all that's new.

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"Think Through Math" (Apangea Learning Math) is a true instructional math program with multiple layers of help for students. This help includes avatars that give immediate help anytime a student misses anything and access to live online teachers until 11:00 pm at night. "Think Through Math" also teaches the 5 step problem solving approached as outlined by common core. In addition this program has a reward system in which students can earn actual merchandise or give to charities. This is a math program that can make a difference for students and get them the help they need in math.

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Media Literacy is a necessary 21st Century skill for all students. Critical thinking and analysis of multimedia messages permeate our world. And, more and more teachers are looking for easy ways to incorporate videos in their classroom. In this session, participants will understand the general concept of media literacy, and we will discuss how student-generated videos, in all subjects for all classrooms, will teach media literacy lessons. Participants will leave this session with philosophies and tools to demonstrate how student-generated videos, in any subject manner, can illustrate content comprehension, while offering students a differentiated learning experience.

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 Learn how to use Web 2.0 applications to help your students create curriculum-based podcasts, infographics, screencasts, cartoons, online posters, illustrated timelines and videos.

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Co-presenters: Michelle Stuerman, Sue Robinson -Apps, apps, and more apps! It's overwhelming scouring through all the apps available and determining which ones are the most beneficial for students and educators. In this session, "appstanding" educational apps will be shared by an educational technology specialist, librarians, and students. Attendees will be encouraged to bring their mobile devices and share their favorite apps too. BrainPop will be giving away a free subscription to their "appstanding" website and app to one lucky attendee!

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Co-presenters: Bill Bass, Greg Lawrence - Join us for a fun and crazy Speed Geeking session.....it's like Speed Dating, but with a tech twist! Participants will visit different "dating stations" and get practical ideas for bringing digital citizenship into the classroom.

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Compare, contrast and try out 3 different mobile devices side by side! See Androids, iPads and Chromebooks all in one room and try them out as you hear about the features of each in this hands on, interactive. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Sets of the 3 devices will be provided.
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Are you curious about what can be done with an iPad when accessing your Moodle site? Do you need an app for that? Attend this session to explore the options for using Moodle on an iPad. We will discuss various settings and design principles that will make your Moodle iPad- friendly.
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You are not alone! All teachers of English Learners will find MELL to be their "one stop shop" for accessing resources, consulting and professional development opportunities for differentiating instruction for English Learners to thrive in their classrooms. This presentation will help you access and utilize the MELL Moodle to connect with presenters, participants, and resources after the workshop is over. BYOL Double Session Requirements: Laptop with internet access.

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Many Moodle courses are long lists of files and linked websites. This "document dump" format is not pleasing to the eye nor engaging to learners. By focusing on visual design elements, Moodle courses become more engaging, effective, and appealing. This session will demonstrate design principles, effective course layout strategies, and embeddable resources that will enhance the Moodle experience for students.

Access all materials used in session:

1. Create a free account or login with your exisiting account: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com
2. Access the session: http://goo.gl/FJLqT
3. Enter enrollment key: metcmarvel

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Educators have been using games to enhance learning for years, so why not take those games to the next level? Customized online games, based on your curriculum/standards, are perfect for pre-assessment, review, test preparation, and content mastery. Learn how online games can support all standards and curriculum units, while engaging students and motivating them to learn. Participants will receive a free subscription to the Teacher Gaming Network (TGN) to create games that meet their students' learning needs.

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Writing can be a scary and difficult process for many learners who struggle with expressing their ideas, arguments, creativity, and logic in written words. There are great tools and websites to inspire your learners to think creatively and begin organizing their thoughts. In this workshop, Shelly Terrell will share various online tools and tips to support learners in the writing process.

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In this session participants will explore the World's art through the Google Art Project. Come see how this powerful site can be used in all of the content areas as a means to engage your students through the language of art. See how students can curate their own galleries for use in project and inquiry based learning. BYOL Single Session Requirements: Laptop with internet access.
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iPads are quickly entering the classrooms across the country. Come see how we initiated a 1:1 iPad program in a 5th grade classroom, and how we use them with small groups in 3rd grade. We will also share how the apps are managed, some of our favorite apps, and classroom management ideas.
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Come and learn how to use a Livescribe Smart pen to enhance learning and differentiate in your classroom! You will be amazed at what the pen can do and you will learn some innovative ways that it is being used in an Elementary classroom.

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Co-presenters: Debbie Ketrin, Bill Niemeyer, Patti Dudenhoeffer -This will be a panel discussion looking at some of the threats to network security districts are facing today and the resources they use to mitigate them.
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This session is all about the new blogging classroom. Come find out what blogging has to offer your students. Learn how to set up a classroom Kidblog blog with special emphasis on student safety. Blogs are a form of social media. Come find out how to help your students (and yourself) develop a positive digital footprint in a safe, controlled blogging environment.

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Office 365 for Education provides a free offering that provides anywhere access to cloud-based email, web conferencing, file sharing and Office Web Apps.
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Closed captioning is a powerful, underused tool for improving reading skills from pre-school students through high school. Tying words and letters to the full context of images and sound provides a critical link for comprehension. It is especially effective for second language learners. With impact far beyond the original target of the hearing impaired, English language captions improve comprehension and fluency. This session will explore the many ways in which you can use Closed Captioning in the classroom. Captions can be simply turned on or manipulated with technology for imaginative uses that will surprise you. We will even create our own CC template so that we can make any video closed captioned!
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While watching TV or browsing YouTube have you ever seen the perfect video clip you want to use in a lesson two months from now? Come learn how to organize video clips using YouTube Playlists to create a library of resources for both you and your students. Learn how to embed YouTube playlists and videos to extend student learning outside the school day and make sure absent students don't miss a beat. Found an article, not a video that you want to share with your studnets? Use the Diigo bookmarking tool to organize articles, websites, or any online resource for easy retrieval. Want your students to find current events online and have them share with you or their classmates? Organize, embed, and empower students to interact using Diigo.

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Through digital media, participants will explore three major aspects of literacy: Critical Consumption, Active Connection, and Powerful Creation. We'll evolve from fans and critics in the morning to photographers, filmmakers, and bloggers in the afternoon. By the day's end, we will have produced a transmedia collection of pieces to answer the Big Question: "What can we learn from media?"
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Learn how to take beautiful photographs using your compact or DSLR digital camera. Attendees will learn how to use the auto exposure settings (sports, portrait, landscape, and macro). Learn how to review the history on a photo to assist you when using manual settings.We will look at Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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Are you interested in learning more about Promethean ActivBoards and ActivInspire? This workshop for beginning / novice users will explore the basics of the ActivInspire software. Learn how to create your own engaging lessons as well as use pre-made resources from Promethean Planet. Participants will leave with the confidence to create a simple flipchart. No previous experience with Promethean ActivBoards or ActivInspire is necessary!
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Learn Promethean ActivInspire's advanced capabilities to create high quality, engaging and interactive flipchart lessons. Attendees will learn how to: create containers in their lessons, layer and manipulate objects, install and access resource packs, insert a web link and video into their lessons, hide objects, use all features of the resource library, create actions to make their lessons interactive, plus much more.

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The art of storytelling aligns with written and visual literacy. The iPhone and iPad provides you with a video production studio in your hands. This workshop is designed for all attendees to make the connection between written and visual literacy and tap into higher levels of storytelling creativity. We will cover all of the basics: Terminology, Composition, Recording, and Publication.
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Using iBooks Author, a free authoring tool for Mac, you can easily create full-screen, interactive multi-touch books and learning resources for iPad. Bring learning to life with interactive diagrams, photos, video, 3D objects and more. In this workshop you'll explore resources created by students, teachers and publishers, and create your own iBooks-authored book.BYOD requirements: Bring your Apple laptop or iPad. If you do not have your own device, MacBook computers and iPads with resources and content will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own content.
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More than 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, many of which are created by the students that may be sitting in your classroom. In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore many of the lesser known features of YouTube, aggregate your own YouTube Channel, edit Creative Commons videos, and see how you can make your own videos available to students and expand the walls of your classroom.

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Looking to explore new best practices in the era of Common Core Standards? Don't let the standards and assessments keep you from the best instruction of your life. This workshop will explore a variety of passion-based learning tools including maximizing student voice, experiential learning, and project-based learning. Participants will discuss a variety of apps for field work, using Twitter to grow their professional network, and a number of collaborate structures that infuse technology. Join the conversation about an innovative, technology-infused road ahead. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being used by more and more districts throughout the country. Integrating technology will be essential in implementing CCSS. During this workshop you will explore Web 2.0 sites that teach content while engage students, explore ways to communicate on a global level, and use free tools on the Internet to better incorporate technology. Participants will come away with numerous lessons, ideas, and Web 2.0 tools to help them successfully integrate technology into all levels of CCSS. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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If we, as administrators and district leaders, want our teachers to transform their classrooms with technology, then we need be the example. Discover with other leaders, how you can use various technology resources and workflows to save you time, motivate your staff, and transform your classrooms and schools....and doing it all paperless. Don't miss out, your teachers need you! Bring a laptop with a browser (recent version of Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer). Install the Chrome Framework - google.com/chromeframe and Evernote (free download app). Please create a free Google Apps Account. Optional: a mobile device (Tablet or Smart Phone).

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In today's connected world, teachers have more resources and opportunities for personal learning. Personal Learning Networks transform a teacher's approach to learning and in turn positively affect student learning. Participants will leave this workshop understanding what a PLN is and how it can be used for a teacher's professional growth; utilize resources such Twitter, Pinterest, Google Reader, and other resources to organize their own PLN that will grow with their teaching; and apply the PLN to the classroom. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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This exciting and interactive workshop will highlight creative ways to meet your students' needs using your Discovery Education resources in a learning environment built to capitalize on the strengths of today's students. Participants will learn to use Discovery tools to inform instructional decisions, differentiate instruction based on exact student needs, develop checks for understanding that can be embedded in daily instruction and learning, and use other free, web-based tools to gather information about what their students know and can do. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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Discover new resources, create great learning opportunities and develop skills for living in a knowledge-based, highly technological society. Discover NEW valuable professional development resources, interactive Web 2.0 sites, creativity tools, problem solving resources and collaboration connections. Improve your skills to make learning more fun for you and your students. Learn about FREE, fun and creative experiments for the classroom, teaching themes, and teaching tips. Participants will use the latest tools, products, and technologies to explore 29 Web 2.0 tools in specific content areas, using interactive multimedia resources. Then participants will share best practice of activities that will infuse 21st-century skills into the curriculum and create engaging learning environments. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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Using images and video from popular culture, we will demonstrate the connections between media literacy and occupational socialization and show teachers how to promote the crucial critical thinking skills that lead students to be informed media consumers in relation to career choice. Having the skills to deconstruct media messages about occupations will transform the way students think about their own career goals. Participants will learn to recognize and deconstruct stereotypical traits evident in media portrayals of occupations, facilitate student exploration of media messages about career occupation and leave with a modern approach to broadening students ideas about career choice. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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Would you like to spice up your instruction? This workshop models the cloud-based presentation tool, Prezi, as a resource for transforming instruction to better engage students. You will be given time to observe, explore, and develop instructional resources created with the Prezi tool. At the end of the workshop you will be able to create a Prezi containing direct instruction and modeling, independent practice, and multimedia. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.
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Learn what Project Based Learning (PBL) looks like and how you apply PBL techniques to an elementary classroom. At the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to create a PBL unit for themselves, be equipped with resources to help them begin their PBL journey and create a PBL unit to use in their classroom. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.

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Your students can access the power of Web 2.0 to make their research process more streamlined, dynamic, and collaborative. Learn about tools like Evernote, EasyBib, and Springnote for collecting and organizing information in a collaborative medium. Help your students take their research to a new level with dynamic product tools like Qwiki, Easel.y, and more. Participants will synthesize their research into three visually rich artifacts- a Qwiki video, an infographic and a multimedia timeline. Bring your own laptop, Smart phone with video capabilities plus cord to transfer footage and flash memory video camera if you own one (otherwise flash memory video cameras will be provided).
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Ready to Moodle? Learn why Moodle is called the "Swiss Army Knife" of instructional tools. This hands-on workshop introduces the basics of Moodle. Resources, activities, and blocks will be introduced and demonstrated. Effective course layout and instructional strategies will be presented. No Moodle? No problem! Participants will be provided with 1 free Moodle course. This workshop is for absolute Moodle beginners. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.

Access all training materials used in session:

1. Create a free account or login with your exisiting account: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com
2. Access the session: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com/course/view.php?id=247
3. Enter enrollment key: metcpre

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What do you get when you combine the power of Moodle with the power of Google? Amazing and engaging learning for students plus efficiency for teachers, of course. This hands-on session will teach you to incorporate tools such as Google Translate, Google Books, Google Docs, Presentations, and Spreadsheets, Custom Google Search Engines, and more into your Moodle courses. A basic knowledge of Moodle and Google Docs is needed to be successful in this session. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.

Access all training materials used in session:

1. Create a free account or login with your exisiting account: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com
2. Access the session: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com/course/view.php?id=120
3. Enter enrollment key: moogle23

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Begin using Microsoft Office's cloud based apps and begin sharing documents. MS Office has journeyed to the cloud with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These free applications allow you to create, edit and collaborate in the cloud. You will learn how to access your applications and files using any Internet connected device. You can monitor and manage instruction while students enjoy endless access to software they perhaps couldn't afford or use otherwise from home. Start creating in the cloud, or locally; you decide!

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Think you know Google-Think again! Discover inside information about the "World's Largest Search Engine". Learn about Google's Secrets and discover 49 NEW features and applications. Tap into its full potential with tricks, insider tips, "hidden" features and "secret" areas and make your life easier in and outside the classroom. Become a "Power User" that allows you to apply "NEW-Power User Tools", in the areas of education, administrative and personal use. Master the essential tips, apps, and get your free pass to the inside workings of "Hidden Google Pages. Session is fast-paced and offers something for all participants. NOTE: This is not a Google Docs workshop. Bring latop / device with web browser and wifi capable.
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Have you heard about forms or flubaroo and don't have a clue? Not any more! We'll explore these free tools that are "in the cloud" during this hands-on half day workshop and take you through the basics of Google docs with time to explore and time to create docs you can take back to your school and use! BYOL with browser and wifi capability.

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Are you a Google Docs user who is familiar with the tools but would like to see what other possibilities are out there? In this hands-on session, you will mash-up the Google Docs with other web tools by adding scripts, add-ons and a variety of other tools to make your Docs more usable for you. Experience creating a variety of Google Docs is needed to be successful in this session. BYOL with browser and wifi capability.

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Google Earth is a great tool to incorporate in a cross curricular lesson plan! A basic knowledge of Google Earth is needed to be successful in this half day session and of course, bring one good lesson plan that can be enhanced with Google Earth so you can walk out with a great lesson planned! BYOL with browser, Google Earth and wifi capaibilty.

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Can a traditional research process go completely paperless? According to a group of high school English students it is possible. Learn how they engaged in an a completely paperless research process in an iPad classroom. From research, to individual note-taking, collaborative bookmarking, creating, video-peer editing, and ultimately publishing a final draft - participants are provided with a framework on how to successfully manage and integrate the iPad into a traditional research paper. Technical strategies, applications, classroom management, and reflection on the paperless research process will be explored.
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Co-presenters: Carol Birnbaum, Shannon Parker - Teachers take on technology and web 2.0 PD to offer small "bytes" of teacher-led technology sharing, building upon what teachers are already using. This model of building-based PD was further enhanced by PDBytes, an electronic newsletter, with links to video tutorials and more. In two months of piloting the program we were able to achieve 45% participation.

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In times of budget shortcomings, educators must take responsibility for their own PD. Learn how social media, Web 2.0tTools, and EdCamps can be woven together to enable teachers and administrators to make their own PD intensely meaningful - all for free. Leave this session understanding how to develop and organize your Personal Learning Network (PLN) and how to share ideas and resources through the PLN.

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Co-presenters: Tom Swoboda, Mariano Marin This panel discussion will look at all phases of a BYOD project from planning to implementation. It will be a great opportunity for districts looking at BYOD projects to ask questions, as well as to learn from our mistakes and successes.

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How accountable are teachers for student success? This session will introduce several tools to pre-assess your students so that you can implement effective instruction to meet the desired level of learning for each of your students. See free tools such as Moodle Quiz, Moodle Questionnaire, Google Forms, Socrative, Screen-Cast-O-Matic and Google Sites.

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Writing a request for proposal (RFP) can be daunting. Attend this session to learn the basics in preparing an RFP such as: determining budget, writing specifications for work needed, including a pre-bid conference, setting the "opening date", developing a scoring guide, and making certain there are no legal liabilities. Q&A will be welcomed.

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The new Common Core assessments include a new item type, Performance Tasks, that require students to work on assignments over a period of hours or days, revise, and continually evaluate their performance toward successful completion. Teachers can use the Digital Learning Common Core Database to prepare their students for these new tasks now, using more than 1200 performance tasks, already mapped to Common Core State Standards. Learn how to use this tool to provide truly job-embedded professional development.
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In this session participants will learn how to apply Project Based Learning Techniques to an Elementary Classroom. Participants will view examples of projects, learn tips and tricks for success, and the key components of a quality project. By the end of the session participants will understand what Project Based Learning looks like in an elementary classroom.

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Did you just get a Promethean Activboard in your classroom? Are you not sure what to do next? Are you unsure of how to start creating basic flipcharts? Want to know more about the features of ActivInspire? This basic ActivInspire workshop will help! BYOL Double Session Requirements: Laptop with internet access.

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Presenter will share Promethean flipcharts used to teach Spanish in the elementary level. Students can use technology to learn Spanish through audio, visual and kinesthetic modes of learning through use of an interactive whiteboard. SmartBoard users also welcome.
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Learn how local business provides high school students real life experiences in web development and other technology career opportunities. BDPA is a non-profit national organization for IT industry professionals. Committed to you, BDPA's youth program is designed to introduce students to IT and encourage them to seek technology related careers. Hear from high school students and area leaders how they work and train together giving students real life and hands-on experiences. The St. Louis BDPA delegation placed 2nd in the 2012 nationals. Learn how your school can become involved in the program.
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Looking for a creative new way to publish student writing? Try creating narrated digital picture books with your students! In the session, you will learn the steps to help your students make digital picture books. These books contain the students' writing, illustrations, and their own voices narrating the books. The students and parents love them!

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A wave of excitement has hit the education world. This wave is called the "flipped classroom." Thanks to the Khan Academy the idea of recording videos for direct instruction is becoming common place. But flipping your classroom is more than just recording some videos. Come learn about the flipped classroom, what it is, what it does, how you can do it and what benefits it can give to your classroom. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Bring a laptop or mobile device.

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Motivated by our principal sharing his ALS diagnosis, our first robotics team launched the Robotics Advancing the Human Condition multi-year project. During the first year, high school students developed a robotic arm device that assists ALS patients without use of their arms or hands in feeding themselves. Learn how your students can get involved in these on-going real-world projects.

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Web 2.0 tools are beneficial within the classroom learning environment when purposefully integrated with what students should accomplish. Incorporating tools like Twitter, Pinterest, blogging and more into the classroom enhances students' critical and creative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills. Using these tools, students became digitally literate learners, developing and interacting with a PLN to facilitate their understanding while meeting standards.
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Screencasting is a technology that can give students extra help in and out of the classroom. However, the power of screencasting can really be seen when students start using the technology to show off what they know. We will look at free tools like Jing and Screencastomatic.com and discuss effective practices for teacher and students to use screencasts.

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Screencasting can support your professional development efforts by engaging teachers and offering just-in-time learning around topics they need most. See how using tools such as SnagIt and Camtasia can help break down the traditional monetary, time, and location barriers of PD.

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Explore one District's commitment to free server-side virtualization solutions. See an evolution from 2007 forward that has included OracleVM Xen and VMWare ESXi, with a current focus on integrated solutions using KVM and penVZ.
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Shakespeare is for anyone. Students will explain how they created clay-mation movies based on several of Shakespeare's plays they studied. The students read several adapted versions of Shakespeare's plays and read portions of the authentic versions. From this knowledge they created their own versions of his plays. The students used iStopMotion and iMovie to record their plays. Though this was completed for gifted students this could adapted for students of any grade level.
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Why build a SMART Notebook lesson from scratch when you can save time by refacing an existing lesson? We will explore resources for finding high-quality lessons and ways to spruce them up to meet the needs of your learners. Let's put on our tool belts, borrow some tools from SMART Notebook and make our neighbors jealous of our SMART renovation.
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This presentation will feature innovative Smart Notebook technology to help differentiate instruction engaging all levels of learners. Multiple media types will be featured including SMART Response clickers, video, and guided notes. Not only will the presentation give numerous examples, the presenter will explain and demonstrate HOW to use the Smart Notebook features.
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It is important in this day and age that school librarians take advantage of social media. Social Media through the forms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are effective way to communicate and be more responsive to your library users. Social Media will make it easier to get the word out about what you are doing and the services that you supply. It can also be employed to learn what other librarians are doing and plan possible collaborations with them. We will discuss ways social media can be used by students to collaborate, research and publish.

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There are numerous social networks available for teachers from Twitter to Classroom 2.0 and beyond. Knowing how to use these resources can open up the door for educators to build a professional learning network. A professional learning network will provide support and resources to professionals with the goal to extend professional development and learning beyond the typical faculty meeting. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Bring a laptop or mobile device.

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Co-presenters: Vincent Szewczyk, Colin Davitt, Jeen Steiger, Susan Andrews, Martha Bogart, Greg Lawrence, Sharon Sumner

Have you heard of speed dating? How about speed Moodling? Attend this fun, fast-paced session to discover many great ideas for using Moodle in a short amount of time. Participants will briefly visit several Moodle learning stations to learn from top St. Louis area Moodlers.

Access all materials used in session:

1. Create a free account or login with your exisiting account: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com
2. Access the session: http://pdtechu.sqooltechs.com/course/view.php?id=238
3. Enter enrollment key: speedmetc

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Come and learn several ways to use cell phones in the classroom as collaborative tools to engage and motivate your students. From polling, micro-blogging, exam review and flashcard creation – enlist the cell phone as your ally and not your enemy. Pew Research Center determined that 100% of teens text. Kids get their first phone on average at age 12.1. Three out of four students think they have at least one friend who is addicted to their phone. Cell phones are ubiquitous – why not use them to facilitate learning?

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Participants will learn how to develop and implement a student centered support network for 21st century schools that utilizes the student population to support technology initiatives, creating an environment where students are active participants in the daily function of the school.
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How do gifted kids, average kids and remediation kids work together successfully in a math classroom? Come hear how to differentiate math instruction for all learners using Accelerated Math computerized software and still keep your sanity. You will see how I survived a differentiation mandate that allowed my students to excel at mastery levels.

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Most teachers know how to use word processing, presentation software, or spreadsheets with their students. Now it's time to think out of the box. Whether you use Office products, Open Office, or Google Docs, in this session you will learn creative new ways to use these with your students.

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Students are surrounded by visual images all day long. How can learning to "read" the visual images we see in news reports and advertisements result in critical thought and media literacy for our students? Let's examine how technology has changed the creation of visual images in news and ads…and what that effect is on our students.

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Technology can support a personalized education for all students. Using technology to meet the needs of various learning styles, abilities, and interests, this session will focus on tools involving social media, product creation, and online collaboration. A variety of tools explored will ensure that participants leave this session with a tool-kit of tech support for differentiation.

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Teaching Tech to Teachers is a challenge for big and small schools. Providing our staff with the training to effectively use and instruct the students is daunting without a plan. In this session you will learn how to evaluate your staff's technology strengths and weaknesses. As well as, how to develop and implement a training program that will give even your most basic user success that will spill over into their classrooms. And how to provide continuing technology education for your staff all with the staff and resources you already have in your school.
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Do you have an iPad but feel like you have not used its full potential? If this is you, let us show you several tools that will not only make you a more efficient administrator but will allow you to make a significant difference as an educational leader as well. Social networking and improved communication will also be discussed. BYOD Single Session: Mobile device.

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Are you tired of teaching the same curriculum year after year and want to transform the way you teach and reach your students? In this session, we will discuss using online tools in conjunction with the traditional classroom materials to create a hybrid classroom. There are many free softwares available for establishing a hybrid classroom. Walk away with new ideas that can be used to incorporate online tools in the classroom, use less paper, grade assignments easier, and connect your classroom with others!!! BYOL Double Session Requirements: Participants have the option to create accounts in Edmodo and Schoology, but are not required to do so. It would also be useful to have a Google Drive created, but again, is not required.
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Are you and your students worn out from endless assessment that does not consistently yield data that can be readily converted to classroom change? Learn how to incorporate consistent evaluation seamlessly into daily lessons as you master the art of collecting student data using your Discovery Education tools. This session will confirm that we can meet students in their digital environment and engage them in learning even as we check for understanding through the use of Progress Zone, Builder Tools, and other DE tools. All educators will discover existing resources to assist in creating these innovative assessments and will leave with ideas and examples to explore immediately.
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The Digital Learning Common Core Database is an interactive online system allowing educators to increase their knowledge of the Common Core Standards in ways that connect to their practice. It builds awareness of how student mastery of Common Core depends on the NETS. It shares examples of student work that demonstrate progressive growth, and validate instructional strategies that align resources, activities and research. It supports a blended model of learning that extends learning beyond class time to differentiate and deepen student learning.
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OneNote is a digital notebook that lets you store all your valuable class or project knowledge in one place. Whether your information is text, pictures, or in a paper folder, it can be digitized, organized, and easily accessed from OneNote. Learn how to build connections with other teachers and your students and make the classroom more efficient and effective.

To view the OneNote file that I used for the METC presentation, go to this web link:   http://sdrv.ms/WV1fPU

You will be able to view the file, but not edit it.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:

Martha Bogart
mbogart@csd.org

314-692-1258

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Who's up, who's down and what does it mean for your classroom, school or district? Participate in a dynamic and interactive conversation about the recent election and how it may impact education policy including: Common Core Online Assessments, E-Rate, funding and ESEA reauthorization. We'll also discuss ways to make our voices heard to impact the outcome of education policy decisions. Together our Voices Carry!
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Co-presenters: Andrea Head, Cheryl Skiles - Where do staff and students rank your library media center next to Google? Your program has the potential to be the hub of 21st Century Learning in your building, but this transformation doesn't happen by itself. Learn about how you can become a PD leader helping guide your buildings to embrace 21st century skills. Join library media specialists from the Francis Howell School District as they share their journey transforming their libraries into a collaborative learning commons environments.

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The educational support & discussion media system known as Twitter is an unbelievable learning platform for educators and educational leaders. You will see that you are not isolated in the classroom anymore. Learn how to build your own caring, sharing and learning network and take professional development into your own hands by participating in the many educational chats or just by following #hashtags that are relevant to your subject area and interests.

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Interact with Google's best services--Aviary, Moderator, Digication, and Google Plus. Develop a Google Apps toolkit that will enable any school to be "Googlized." Leave with the best image/audio editors, discussion panels, and e-Portfolios.
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If you are considering a move to a 1:1 computing environment for your school, keep this fact in mind: Laptops and tablet computers make terribly expensive typewriters. In this session, participants will engage in a dialogue regarding how pedagogy can and must change in a digitally connected environment. TPACK, SAMR, and local frameworks will be introduced as lenses to examine this issue.
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Students have more access to consume and create media than ever before. Come see how educators can harness the power of digital media creation, giving students the opportunity to draw on their own experiences to make their learning come alive through the use of student-created video.

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With amazing tools available...IWBs, Tablets, Web 2.0, etc, it's easy to integrate technology into our classrooms. If technology is going to completely transform our classrooms, we have to think different. Come discover strategies and tips for lesson transformation that focuses on rigor, relevance, engagement, and technology. It's time to take student learning to the next level...enhanced with technology!

http://digitalsidekick.wordpress.com/

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How do we encourage learners to apply the knowledge they acquire outside the classroom in meaningful contexts? How do we tie learning to learners' real world experiences and environments? In this session, we will explore various offline applications and multimedia that motivate learners to understand their world. We will learn about various websites that help support real world learning. We will learn tips for managing a classroom full of technology and participate in activities that get students creating and producing with the technology.

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In many schools, libraries have become an endangered species. Hear how the presenter transformed a disorganized and unused library and made it the focal point of the school. Set the tone, develop a mission and vision for your library using achievable goals. See how Jerry worked with the students, staff, parents and community to make his school library into a thriving learning environment. Become your best advocate by making yourself and your library indispensable and essential to your school.

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Co-presenters: Sheryl Timm, David Steinbacher, Jennifer Brauer, Allison Chrismer - Learn how a high school transitioned from a standard seven period day to a 4 x 4 block schedule and a 1-1 BYO iPad environment. Hear from a panel of teachers and administrators on the process that had taken place. From staff training, student iPad deployment, to sharing iBooks in iTunes University, the panel will answer questions regarding the different ways the students and teachers are using the iPad as a tool for delivering content and producing student assignments and projects.

www.lutheranhighstcharles.com/ipad

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Learn how to integrate the resources from BrainPOP with Promethean ActiVotes and ActivExpressions. The session will give instructions on downloading and using the Flash Bridge and how to use the BrainPOP quizzes for formative assessment and data collection.
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Speak with two different educators using Edmodo.com and mobile devices for online discussion to enhance students' book discussions. From mobile device management to set-up and use of the online discussion tool, Edmodo, to initial thoughts and findings of the classroom teacher and librarian using the tools, you will leave with an overall picture of the benefits and challenges of using these tools.
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Co-presenters Melinda Grimm, Chris Anderson - The Common Core English Language Arts standards at the secondary level require students to analyze and make inferences from narrative texts, as well as conduct comparisons across a variety of fiction. Students need to provide evidence of their conclusions from the reading. The presenters will share iPad tools which can be used by teachers to increase students' comprehension of and interaction with narrative text including iBooks, iBrainstorm, Visual Thesaurus, KaBaam, and Skitch. BYOD Double Session Requirements: iPad.

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What is a QR Code you ask? Well, in a nutshell it is a bar code on steroids. These funky black and white squares are having quite the impact on education. Turn those boring old worksheets into a QR Code hunt and watch your students get excited about learning again. We will show educators what QR apps to use, how to set up a QR Code and some of the many uses for this tiny square.
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Do you want to use twitter in your classroom? Do you want to start blogging? or get your students to blog? Would you like your parents to use Google Forms and Docs to communicate information? Do you want to share your Boards on Pinterest? Do you want to use Facebook to communicate with parents? Would you like to use your website to communicate with students and parents? Find out how teachers are using Social Media to communicate inside and outside of the classroom.

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This session will transform your classroom from "Then" to "NOW" through SMART Notebook, creating a technology-enriched environment while supporting student innovation, engagement, achievement and success. Learn to create/save/share notes of your lessons; edit ready-made activities to fit your classroom needs; learn about SMART Notebook Express, use Smart Recorder to create audio/visual screencasts describing difficult concepts, and much, much more.

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Learn how to create rigorous, differentiated, blended learning programs in your school and/or classrooms using iPads. Hear how a Chicago teacher uses eSpark to differentiate learning using fun, targeted educational iPad applications and data-driven assessments. The presenters will highlight methods of effectively integrating iPads into different classroom models to accelerate student performance. eSpark partners with schools to incorporate hybrid learning on iPads.
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FileWave is the ultimate multi-platform deployment and management solution. Developed as platform agnostic tool, FileWave deploys at the file-level and features self-healing, rollback, end-user Kiosk, hardware/software Inventory and Lightning imaging. FileWave's MDM integration allows management of iOS devices within the same interface used to manage Windows and Mac Clients.

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Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining the powerful, research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Accelerate the reading achievement of Title I, special education, ELL, and mainstream students using these research-proven strategies. This session describes Read Naturally's web-based software program Read Live, but the strategies can be used with any classroom reading materials.

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Enhancements abound in Windows Server 2012 such as new virtualization technologies, networking improvements, remote access capabilities, storage types, and server management.
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Become a video producer by leveraging free online video screen capturing and presentation tools. Teachers can flip their class or offer video reviews for their students. Students can discover new ways to present and publish their work to the web. In this session, participants will learn how to access and use free video screen capturing tools and then publish their videos to the web. Once published, learn how to embed those videos into a student blog or teacher website. BYOD Double Session Requirements: Laptop and/or mobile device.

http://www.slideshare.net/dgoble

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Whether you are trying to improve building cleanliness or implementation of a one-to-one initaitive, measuring total systems progress is an on-going challenge in public schools. This session will demonstrate the new Systems Progression Tool, an application developed by the Joplin Schools, which captures accurate, real time data to drive decision-making and target resources.
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Our world is surrounded by imagery, and our most dominant sense is vision. In many cases images are used to provide directions, information, or even tell stories. Learn about the variety of elements involved in visual storytelling. Our discussions and activities will center on the concept of visual storytelling, visual literacy, and image composition. Participants will see a variety of visual storytelling techniques. Leave this session with a solid understanding of how to tell stories through visual means and what different types of stories can be told. We will also identify cross-curricular applications for multiple literacies.

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The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) provide a standardized perspective of excellence and best practices in learning and teaching with instructional technology. At the other end of the spectrum, connected teachers informally share a litany of new tools via social media on a nightly basis. Join this interactive, collaborative session to debate the common themes connecting the two models.
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How to keep your students from acquiring glazed eyes? Keep them engaged visually while learning material!  Come see how the brain works and how your eyes see to learn better, faster, quicker, longer!

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This session will focus on giving an overview of SMART Response for Notebook 11. Learn how easy it is to make a quiz, or a test or import some that you already have. Additionally, learn about the powerful tagging features that will allow you to disaggregate testing data by strand, common core standards and much more. Additionally, learn how it is now possible to use iPads to interact with your SMART Board. With SMART Bridgit collaboration software, students can use their iPads in distance learning, or small group collaboration.

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Are your students only doing work seen by you? How do your students relate to the world outside their neighborhood? You can expand your students' view of learning and "work" by expanding their contextual framework and increasing their audience. With Web 2.0 technologies and broadcasting apps, you can easily get your students sharing their work beyond your grading folder.

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Student reflection is a very valuable learning tool. In this session you will learn how simple it can be to embed video reflections by your students while they are learning. Come see how my sixth grade students quickly and easily record and upload reflections using a smart phone or tablet with a front facing camera to Tumblr.

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