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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2014 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.
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Wednesday, October 22
 

8:30am

Prize Drawing for General Admission
There will be a prize drawing for general attendees at this time prior to the Keynote during opening announcements.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am
Atrium West

9:30am

3D Modeling and Printing - HS

3D printing and modeling enables learners to make solid models of ideas and objects that are not practical by any other means. Students will showcase projects and learning that are not possible or unrealistically difficult to produce other than with 3D modeling and printing. Students will demonstrate how to design and print three project examples that demonstrate the learning and creative potential of 3D printing. 1) exercise in iteration: a capacitor powered vehicle 2) printing gears and making clocks 3) designing with math: making (real) wind turbine blades



Wednesday October 22, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

9:30am

Glogster Project - ES

Students created interactive, autobiographical posters using Glogster. They organized and researched using thinking maps. Then, using the Empowering Writers Narrative Pillar, they wrote a paragraph for an event that happened each year. The stories included an introduction, paragraphs and a conclusion. Students then recorded each part, imported and downloaded sound and images to Glogster.



Wednesday October 22, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

9:30am

Media and Research - MS

7th Grade teams participated in C-Span’s student Cam for 2014. The students had to create a documentary addressing the question, “What’s the most important issue Congress should consider in 2014?” One group of three 7th graders created a documentary to convince Congress that national park funding was the most important issue. After spending hours researching national parks, students created a movie.


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Wednesday October 22, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

10:00am

10:15am

CUE Tip: Using Social Media to Engage Students, Parents and Teachers in the School Library
Facebook and Instagram can be excellent tools for engaging parents, teachers and especially students in the school library 24/7. Get some tips and tricks for using these tools effectively so you get maximum impact with your audience.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 10:40am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

10:15am

Joy and Optimism - Small Group Discussion with Steve Gross
Steve Gross is serious about play and its tremendous benefits for both children and adults.  Through his uniquely humorous and participatory style, Steve will host this more intimate small group discussion and Q&A session. This is an opportunity for those attendees interested in hearing more about Steve’s message of How Joy and Optimism can ignite the best in all of us, especially in the world of education.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:05am
Red Level Mezzanine West Side

10:15am

1:1 iPad Workflow with Skaffl
In this workshop teachers will learn how to effectively use Skaffl in the 1:1 iPad classroom. Skaffl makes the process of distributing, collecting, and assessing student work on the iPad simple.  The workshop will focus on how Skaffl can save you time and promote creativity in the classroom.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Press Box Blue Level

10:15am

Digitizing Commonwealth’s Schools Part One: Infrastructure to Information Systems

The school of the future is now.

The Commonwealth’s 2014 IT Bond Bill includes grant funding to help schools light up with broadband, build out a comprehensive WiFi network, and aggregate for a lower-cost on devices. Additionally, schools can now have access to a real-time, comprehensive student information system. MassIT, the lead state agency for technology across the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, can help school districts get there.

State Government is truly a digital business. Every school building can have the technology infrastructure it needs for 21st century teaching and learning now.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 13 East Side

10:15am

Getta MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $ to get the project going? MassCUE offers competitive grants, up to $3000, for student-centered projects. Learn how simple it is to write and submit a successful MassCUE grant application!

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Sponsors

Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 12 East Side

10:15am

Blended Learning - How One School Uses Digital Content to Personalize Learning for High School Students
You are invited to come and learn how one High School in Providence, RI is shaking up the traditional high school model.  Village Green Virtual Charter School opened in Providence in September of 2013. Starting with grades 9 and 10 in the first year, the school will grow to grades 9 through 12 in year three. The school is the first of its kind in Rhode Island; a high school which uses a “blended learning” model of on-line curriculum and in-classroom teaching. Students are in "workshop" working with teachers about 40% of the time and on-line or in advisory and reading groups the other 60%. Teachers at Village Green work with students when there is a skill or strategy that cannot be mastered in the on-line curriculum. The major goal of the “bricks and mortar virtual school” is that teachers are freed from designing and assessing lessons and can turn their attention to targeting the learning needs of each student. Our school’s design places students in classes when there is a skill or strategy they need to master.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18 East Side

10:15am

Blended Learning with Digital Video
In this workshop you will learn how to use DEVOS to create a video lesson with embedded questions on your computer and deliver it to students to watch on computers or mobile devices.   You will also learn how to create digital signs, live video morning announcements, and webcast events.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14 East Side

10:15am

10:15am

10:15am

Security for your Devices

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides several layers of protection, management, and control all from a single administration interface.  In this session we are going to go over several ways that we can improve not just your protection, but control over the endpoints in your infrastructure.  We will discuss several strategies that you can use in order to accomplish this.  The Default Deny method is a great example of this.  By using Application Controls we can effectively limit an end users ability to install or execute objects.  With Our Device Controls we can help secure ports on computers by controlling access to certain devices or permissions to read or write to or from them.  With the use of Web Control we can filter out access to unwanted websites, no matter where the endpoint is.  Another great tool within Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is the ability to patch Microsoft and Third Party applications.  We will be talking about using this properly to keep your environments safe from exploitation and vulnerabilities, but it also comes in handy when there is a need to keep specific applications such as adobe applications and java up to date for other software to function correctly.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

10:15am

What Do You Know?
Ever wonder how you can easily use technology to flip a classroom, remediate with ELL or Special Ed students, and provide additional challenge for your high flyers so they don't get bored?  Learn how Tutorials are a useful tool for blended learning on desktops, laptops, tablets, and BYOD programs.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 24 East Side

10:15am

Creating the Uncommon Classroom
Move past the common classroom of hand raising and paper collecting and into the uncommon classroom of raised engagement, collaboration and digital assessment through the use of Web2.0 tools. See how blogging, polling and online assessments tools help transform a classroom and create benefits for student and teacher alike.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21 East Side

10:15am

Educator Eval and Technology
Using The Massachusetts Framework for Educator Evaluation as our guide, this workshop will include ways to use free technology resources to enhance the experience in an elementary classroom. The presentation will include Twitter, Gamestar Mechanic, Popplet, and Skype. Be prepared to brainstorm, discuss, and create!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 19 East Side

10:15am

Empowering the 21st Century Student
The purpose of this session is to show how we help guide teachers to create a confident and competent technology-driven classroom. This workshop will encompass student generated, project based learning, using all facets of technology, in all curriculum areas.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29 East Side

10:15am

Facilitating Online Discussions
This presentation provides concrete examples of how to promote meaningful online discussion and build online learning communities. How to involve students as moderators of discussions and their opinions about this process will be shared along with key ideas as to how teachers would promote and facilitate online discussions.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22 East Side

10:15am

Genius Hour in the Classroom
Genius Hour gives your students the “Confidence to Create.” Participants will gain an understanding and appreciation for student-driven, passion-based learning. Practical examples, ideas for getting started and resources including contact names, websites and blog posts will be shared. Meet students (via video-conference) that participate in Genius Hour.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16 East Side

10:15am

Go Paperless With Evernote
Trying to go paperless? Have students who constantly lose key worksheets? Need to distribute information to students, parents, and support teachers? Evernote is an app that can help store and distribute information quickly and effectively. Learn to use Evernote to anchor your digital workflow to store and distribute information efficiently!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 75 West Side

10:15am

Google Chrome for the Teacher and the Student
Learn about the power of Chrome. Explore the personalization of this cross-device gateway in depth. Discover the many ways to utilize Chrome extensions in your Internet journeys. Find security and organization in the Chrome window. Uncover how students can enhance their Internet experience with this simple to use multi-function browser.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17 East Side

10:15am

How Educators Can Learn from Gamers
What if we could harness the creativity and energy that our students put into gaming to inspire learning? Research suggests that gamers have things to teach us. This session will share lessons we can apply to our own teaching practice, while also allowing time for participants to share their ideas.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 25 East Side

10:15am

iCreate Animations with the iPad
Gather expertise and confidence to support students as they create original stop-motion animations with an intuitive app, myCreate. See examples of student work, learn how to use the app and make an animation of your own. Please download the free version of myCreate to your iPad prior to this workshop.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22 East Side

10:15am

iPad as an Art Canvas
Did you know that your iPad is an artistic medium just like any canvas? In this workshop, we will learn how to use an iPad for sketching, drawing, painting, and producing works of art. Participants will leave this workshop with a sense of creative inspiration and accomplishment to take back to the classroom!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 East Side

10:15am

iPad Pilot: Flying High in Medfield
Why do some iPad initiatives fail while others succeed? Elementary teachers from Dale Street School will answer that question and take you on their iPad journey from initial planning to implementation. They will also share successful lesson plans that highlight the creativity in their students’ work.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 13 East Side

10:15am

Leveraging Technology 4 Research
In this workshop, participants will learn how to leverage technology in order to help both students and teachers manage their research practice. Together we will explore the 7 steps of research and how technology can play a role in each step of the process. Our focus will be not only how to leverage technology to help with organization but also how to enhance our students’ research experience.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16 East Side

10:15am

Life Changing Questions
Asking amazing questions is the driving force of scientific discovery — learners take ownership when they are the ones asking the questions and pursuing their interests. Using the Intel Computer Clubhouse Learning approach, we will apply a hands-on model where learners tinker with questions through research, collaboration, and experimentation.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19 East Side

10:15am

Minecraft is Just Awesome! Building Ideas for Learning
Join us for a glimpse into our student constructed Minecraft worlds and see the potential for integrating Minecraft into your own curriculum. We’ll share how we started using this video game to engage students and enhance learning.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26 East Side

10:15am

Teaching 21st Century Skills through Entrepreneurship
Successful entrepreneurs channel their creative ideas into products and companies that provide them a livelihood and self-fulfillment. This workshop will review concepts of entrepreneurship along with proven curriculum ideas. We will get hands-on with an exercise or two to that you can use when you teach entrepreneurship in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams
avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14 East Side

10:15am

The PARCC Experience: Learn About Burlington's Extensive Field Test
Learn about the extensive PARCC Field Test completed in Burlington Public Schools. Burlington tested over 2200 students from grades 3-10 using iPads, Chromebooks, and desktops. Learn how the district leveraged educational technology programming and goals into being fully prepared to administer PARCC by keeping the focus on learning.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 72 West Side

10:15am

The World at Your Fingertips
Through the use of high-quality media resources, teachers can deepen students’ understanding of world events and cultures. This workshop will introduce teachers and librarians to globally-focused media websites and apps and provide avenues and tips for finding and locating online content for middle and high school classrooms.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18 East Side

10:15am

Tweet of the Union
How Twitter was used first in a class, and then in a district to help students better understand the State of the Union Address.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 77 West Side

10:15am

Zooming in on Creative Uses of 1 App
“Zooming in” on the features of a single app’s diverse and creative uses across the curriculum promotes critical thinking in app selection. Pic Collage, the exemplar for this session, has simple--but powerful-- features combining images and text that can be used for a huge range of projects across subject areas.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 76 West Side

10:15am

10:15am

10:30am

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:30am - 10:45am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

CUE Tip: MassCUE Grant Opportunity
Apply for a MassCUE Grant.  The MassCUE Conference is inspiring. You may not have the tools needed to bring what you learned at MassCUE back to your classrooms or library.  A successful MassCUE grant is an opportunity to fund an inspiring technology project!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Redding

Linda Redding

Library Media Specialist, Silver Lake Regional High School


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

(RE)Make Learning: the creation of a global learning studio
What are the critical skills and dispositions needed to thrive in an ever changing world? How do we truly engage students in learning? What can students learn for themselves and from each other, and what could they really need to learn from us (their teachers)?  How might we move from traditional teacher-centric classrooms to learning-centered, student-driven, collaborative spaces, where meaningful, rigorous and process-centered learning is the order of every opportunity?

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 10 East Side

11:30am

Are Your Students Research Ready?
Learn to create research projects, resources, systems, and tools to prepare students for the next level of research. Proven and engaging methods of research will be demonstrated.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 10 East Side

11:30am

Collaborate with Learning Networks
Learn how to build your professional learning network (PLN) using online networking and EdTech tools. We will demonstrate how to leverage social networks and collaboration tools to build an effective PLN for professional development and content planning. Twitter, CourseKicker and other apps will be addressed.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Press Box Blue Level

11:30am

School Climate w/ Smartphones?
We will present early findings from a collaboration with a local high school in which we use our mobile app, iNoted, to send a few multiple-choice questions a week to students in grades 9 through 12 to assess domains such as time management, appreciation for diversity and engagement with learning.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Press Box Blue Level

11:30am

Collaboration & Decision-Making
This session teaches how to transform a  “cut & paste” research paper into a multi-disciplined integrated critical thinking project by collaboratively co-planning and co-teaching information literacy, technology and humanities skills. Participants will formulate plans.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 19 East Side

11:30am

Enhance Teaching and Learning with ASSISTments
Do you want a FREE alternative to the high priced online tutoring programs? ASSISTments offers features like an adaptive math skills test and automatic remediation, open response and essay, homework and classwork immediate feedback, and benchmark testing. You can also build your own content or use our content.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 13 East Side

11:30am

Active Learning Spaces
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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Google Revolutionary Classroom

11:30am

Emerging Mobile Device Management
The focus is on tools to address a number of issues when preparing for a 1 to 1 laptop or tablet deployment.  We will look at mobile device management solutions, how to design your wireless network, as well as a host of interactive tools available to enhance the classroom experience

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 18 East Side

11:30am

Engage and Inspire: Aerohive Networks Technology for Great Teaching

The only solution guaranteed to improve student performance is great teaching.  Come learn how Aerohive Network’s scalable, simple, and secure wireless networking and mobility solutions can give your teachers a new platform to engage and inspire their students.  From dozens of schools in Massachusetts to some of the largest school districts in the country Aerohive provides the Wi-Fi network infrastructure for the next generation of 1:1 programs and on-line learning, with gradual deployment and easy operations that leaves more budget for what really matters.  Hear from peers who are using the solution today, then see a demonstration of our unique application that allows teachers to manage the classroom experience, easy to use management console, and reporting to track the impact of your technology investment.  You’ll also receive a free 802.11ac access point.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

11:30am

ESET Security Systems for Education
ESET Security solutions will show how we can support the unique needs related to IT, business continuity and security in the  K-12 districts to universities, and education institutions.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 24 East Side

11:30am

Preparing Students for the Digital Testing Environment
This workshop will provide you with tips and confidence to prepare your students for the types of questions and rigor expected on the PARCC.  These tips are generated from field testing of the PARCC.   Participants will receive suggested resources to use in their classroom to help prepare their students.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 14 East Side

11:30am

Your K-12 Ecosystem Data Companion
Experience how your K12 ecosystem can bridge the gap to request, manage and maintain reliable information across the entire community. The besimpler Companion is a highly customized and scalable solution that offers:  - Enrollment  - Fee and Payments Management  - Assessments  - Program Registrations  - Policy and Forms Management  - HelpDesk  - Asset Management  - Mass Notifications   - Google Enterprise Rollouts  - Network Account Creation

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 26 East Side

11:30am

A Secondary Model for RTI, finally, Technology to the Rescue
ConVal High School's Principal and Technology Integrator will introduce their Secondary RTI Model being sought after by schools of all sizes all over New England and the creative software developed specifically for fluid scheduling options that makes it all possible.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 19 East Side

11:30am

Augmented Reality
Educators around the nation, are realizing the awesome potential for augmented reality in education. Participants will experiment with apps such as Spacecraft 3D, ColAR Mix, Anatomy 4D and Elements 4D. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their own personalized AR experiences using the powerful Aurasma app.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 16 East Side

11:30am

Basics & Beyond: A UDL Primer
Engage all students while maintaining high curricular standards and expectations. Discover Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and transform your perception and practice of teaching and learning.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 16 East Side

11:30am

Changing the Classroom: One Google Doc at a Time
Giving students the confidence to create dynamic and authentic pieces of work using Google Docs in the classroom allows them to become global learners and leaders. This powerful tool can be used anywhere. Hear from students who will be presenting with me on how Google Docs has enhanced their learning.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 23 East Side

11:30am

Cybersmart: Developing an Internet Safety Curriculum for K-5 students
Llibrary and IT teachers will share curriculum design and resources being used in Newton to develop curriculum and teach online safety to K-5 students . The digital world is an exciting reality for our students and we must prepare them to be successful and responsible members of the online community.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 21 East Side

11:30am

Developing a Mobile Application Curriculum Which Empowers Authentic & Personalized Learning Experiences
This presentation will outline strategies for designing and implementing a curriculum in mobile applications using multiple platforms. Project outcomes and instructional models based on authentic and personalized learning experiences will drive this presentation. Implementing a Project Based Mobile Development Curriculum asks students to develop projects that can be used in the “real world” and enables students to envision, design and test mobile projects which reflect their real world use of technology.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side

11:30am

Film Making in the Classroom
Ready, Aim, Shoot! Come see how with an iPad, a few add-on’s and some apps you can create quality videos with little to no film making experience. This workshop will provide you with the basics tools you will need for your students to create anytime, anywhere.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side

11:30am

Movie Soundtrack 101
Creating a movie is more fun when you can compose the music! Participants will learn how to enhance video projects with student-created compositions.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 13 East Side

11:30am

Re-Blended English: Integrating Technology to Develop Student Voice
In online, collaborative models using tools such as Google Docs, online discussion, and online Socratic seminar, students have exhibited powerful strengths and characteristics that we are coming to value in the face of the contemporary paradigm shift that includes collaborative learning.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

11:30am

Straight Talk: The Impact & Results of Westwood’s 1-1 Chromebook Initiative
Technology Director Steve Ouellette and science teacher Greg Schwanbeck will share details of Westwood’s 1-1 Chromebook Initiative, the successes and challenges experienced by both teachers and students, and the overall impact of the program on teaching/learning. The session will include an audience-driven panel discussion featuring Westwood High School students.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 14 East Side

11:30am

The School Leader's 1-1 Implementation Checklist
Your school has decided to go ahead with that 1-1 rollout: what now? In this session, we'll examine some of the critical considerations for educators leading 1-1 efforts in schools and districts. We'll explore a checklist of key strategies for success, drawn from research and exemplar schools and systems.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

11:30am

Underwater Robotics: Student Created Teaching Tools
See how using a student built Underwater Robots/ROV successfully introduced students of all ethnicities, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds to circuitry, soldering and practical applications of robotics.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 22 East Side

11:30am

Web 2.0 Tools Awaken History
Discover how students build multimedia timelines using Meograph, create annotated multimedia maps with Google's My Custom Maps, engage in role playing using Edmodo, and utilize other Web 2.0 tools to bring history and other subjects alive as they learn to analyze digital resources, synthesize information, and demonstrate their learning.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 72 West Side

11:30am

Web Tools to Promote Speaking & Listening
The CCSS emphasize the need for students to acquire speaking and listening skills and teachers must prepare students for the demands of the networked world. Learn how to engage students in academic discussion by integrating face-to-face and digital interaction using video chats, backchannels, and webcasts.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 18 East Side

11:30am

Why A Digital Citizenship Program Empowers Student Creativity
You cannot empower student creativity and freedom without instilling digital citizenship first. Through short videos and hands-on lessons, attendees will experience Meadowbrook’s K-8 digital citizenship program. Learn how the opportunities for student creativity expands into the curricular classrooms as a result of a comprehensive digital citizenship program.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side

12:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

1:00pm

Google Drive Explosion
Unbeknownst to them, this group of 5th graders would be given a challenge to test out something new and reflect on its power as a classroom learning tool. Students were asked to create Google Doc accounts which would be used for weekly reading letters, writing experiences, integrative projects, monthly discovery quests, MCAS open response prep work, math presentation, science projects, and a new communication tool to reach their teacher. Students will be presenting how they used Google Docs to enhance their learning and showing off some of their projects that were created or shared using Google Docs. They will also explain how this has prepared them for future learning experiences, being college and career ready.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:00pm

iSchool Media Project - HS

The iSchool is Haverhill Public School’s innovative training and resource center that features an honors-level course for Sophomores as they develop customer service skills, hone their presentation styles, and develop media projects to enhance technology learning and promote growth among staff and faculty. Students will develop a solid understanding of Apple hardware and software systems including, but not limited to, basic hardware and software troubleshooting, computer terminology, peripheral setup and management, and digital content creation. Students will learn to engage both peers and teachers alike with a non-directive, collaboration-focused approach to training and technical support with practical, hands-on experience in developing workshops, creating training materials, exploring new technology-driven tools, performing in-room technical assistance, and practicing digital content creation in the everyday educational setting.



Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

1:30pm

1:40pm

MBEA Meeting
This will be a meeting of the MBEA.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

2:00pm

CUE Tip: Students as Producers: The Top 5 iPad Apps
One key component to effective technology integration is to transform students from consumers of content to producers of high quality multimedia. In this session, I will share the top 5 iPad apps for students in grades 5-12 for the creation of multimedia projects. These apps will allow you to empower students to select the app that best matches your topic, assignment, and the student's abilities.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

2:00pm

Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning
In this session you will build your professional network (i.e. other participants) while building a professionally networked resource (i.e. a crowd-sourced book). Leaders give and take from a range of networks, helping them to infuse their organizations with new ideas. Though your best solution may come from inside your school, why wouldn’t you want to increase your odds of solving that problem by having access to a group of educators and non-educators spanning the globe? This session will require you to think and reflect and to create and contribute. Participants will leave having contributed to the creation of a short book about the very conversations that happen in the session.

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avatar for Dr. Reshan Richards

Dr. Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs... Read More →


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10 East Side

2:00pm

MCAS Prep with JogNog Contests
In this interactive session, attendees will use the JogNog achievement system for online assessment and student motivation in preparing for the MCAS. They will create formative and summative assessments, review the latest research on intrinsic rewards on badges and take away a toolkit of great ideas from other teachers.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Press Box Blue Level

2:00pm

Creating Global Connections
The presenters and attendees will explore how K-12 schools can create curriculum-based 'classroom-travel' (versus physical travel) connections with partner schools around the world, through the arts and technology. The presenters will demonstrate strategies implemented by their schools in Lowell and Andover and provide an overview of related OneWorld Classrooms programs and programs available through other organizations. Technology connections include: Google Earth, Skype, VoiceThread, Video Sharing, Online Student to Student Foreign Language Learning, etc.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

2:00pm

Integrating Platforms, Adapting Learning
The Scholar's Choice Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to individualizing instruction by making educational data accessible and actionable. Learn how to use an integrated learning platform to create lessons and assessments linked to Common Core or state or district standards. Teachers can then use automated tools to analyze student performance and identify opportunities to differentiate instruction, effectively targeting student weaknesses for improvement.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 13 East Side

2:00pm

STEM Success: Support from PBS LearningMedia™
Ignite or renew your students' interest and support their success in STEM study through standards-based and at times, highly entertaining FREE resources on PBS LearningMedia.  Who knows?   You might inspire the next Neil DeGrasse Tyson!  Or, at least motivate a student or two to finish their math homework on time!   We'll show a sampling of the thousands of resources that support STEM success - across all grades.   Also,  you'll be some of the first to see and tryout the just launched teacher tools on PBS LearningMedia.  Teachers can now seamlessly build video-based lessons, quizzes and storyboards , drawing on the  PBS LM's vast library of content, covering all subjects and all grade bands. One lucky attendee will take home a chock-full, much-coveted PBS goodie bag.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16 East Side

2:00pm

STEM-to-Life in the Classroom
zSpace Virtual Reality provides teachers, students, schools, and districts with an extraordinarily unique, immersive, and intuitive STEM experience. This project-based, customizable learning system is correlated to NGSS, CCR, and State standards.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14 East Side

2:00pm

Accessibility Features in iPad
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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Apple Suite Red 20

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

FirstClass in the Cloud for School and Classroom Collaboration
Learn how one MassCUE member school uses the new FirstClass in the cloud for school management and classroom flipping for greater engagement.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 18 East Side

2:00pm

Last Charging Cart You Will Buy
Find out why you'll say Yes to Anthro and why you'll love the Yes Cart.   1. One Size Fits All – You’re in control of how to configure the cart.  2. Noteworthy Size – Each cart has a space-saving footprint.  3. Truly Justifiable Price – The carts are budget friendly.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14 East Side

2:00pm

NAO Humanoid Robot in the STEM Classroom

How can we promote creative thinking and problem solving in our STEM classrooms?

Over 6000 classrooms around the world are using the NAO Humanoid Robot to ensure college and career readiness in coding, robotics, literacy, engineering, etc.

 

Learn how the NAO Humanoid Robot can engage learners of all grade levels in STEM subjects while promoting Common Core Standards based skills in a hands-on project based environment.  Encourage independent thinking while preparing your students for the best opportunities in highly technical fields.  The NAO Robots allow students to connect theory with practice and discover a wide range of robotics-related fields, such as computer science, engineering, and mathematics .Students gain hands-on experience using NAO, and, when used in the lab, they discover exciting topics such as locomotion, grasping, audio and video signal processing, voice recognition, and much more.

NAO also allows teachers to integrate team work, project management, problem solving, and communication skills in a stimulating setting. NAO offers the flexibility for developing interdisciplinary projects. NAO is equipped with a simple, visual programming tool that allows your students to create and program different robot behaviors. Students can develop behaviors combining gesture, movement, sound, music, and speech. Use NAO across the curriculum to determine the velocity of a dropped ball in mathematics and physics or deliver a joke or tell a story in computer science.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

2:00pm

#makemathsocial with CueThink (iPad App)
Participants will view sample student solutions or thinklets created within the CueThink platform. Next, they will then create and annotate their own thinklets as a way to teach problem solving. We will wrap up with a discussion on “problems worth solving” where the emphasis is on focus, rigor and coherence.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24 East Side

2:00pm

Action! Create! Excite! Engage!
Interactive, hands-on language arts session where participants will see the optimal blending of learning, technology, engagement, the CCSS, and fun, using iPads and other hand-held devices. Student work samples will be shared, original idea generating encouraged. BYOD if you can. Some iPads available.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 23 East Side

2:00pm

Andover Innovation:Creating Self Directed Technology Learning Portfolios
The Andover Innovation Lab is a special place for students and a great help desk support model for teacher technology assistance. The personalized learning approach used in Andover Innovation Lab will be presented as well as the curriculum model designed to develop long range project based technology based projects. Students will present projects from the fields of game design, mobile application development and programming. Emerging models of students portfolios which use of Google Hangouts will be shown.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 75 West Side

2:00pm

Apps for iPad Mini's in the K-5 Music Classroom
Selected apps appropriate for K-5 Music curriculum will be presented at this session as a hands-on workshop. Each app extends the music curriculum for every grade. Come and share as learning is fun and engaging for everyone.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21 East Side

2:00pm

Are you a Shark or a Dolphin? Professional Development in the Age of Common Core
Are you a Shark or a Dolphin? In today's common core/measurement based educational culture, we will review social and collaborative approaches to solving traditional challenges, both within the classroom and across the administrative team.

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avatar for Dr. Rick Roque

Dr. Rick Roque

Director of Menlo Educational Services, MenloEd / American International College Doctoral Student
Dr. Roque is a professor at Bakhtar University, in Kabul, Afghanistan, and consults in the U.S. as a partner with MenloED. MenloED is a education firm focusing on Professional Development for K-12 Teachers and Administrators, training educators to implement innovative practices... Read More →


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 76 West Side

2:00pm

Be a Maker – Create for 3D Printing
Learning to create models to print in 3D is easier than you think. In this hands-on workshop, you will use iPad apps to design viable models to be printed. Through a series of guided step-by-step challenges, you will create your own model for 3D printing. You can be a Maker!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26 East Side

2:00pm

Course Digital Portfolios Using Google Sites
Google Sites, part of the the Google Apps Suite, is an easy way for students to create and curate course-wide Digital Portfolios. This presentation will show how students can create portfolios sites in 30 minutes, and will share how these portfolios were implemented in Holliston High School courses.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 16 East Side

2:00pm

Electronic Constructivism 2015: Promising Technologies; Creative Teaching
A fast-paced session with thought-provoking ideas and fifteen outstanding technologies. “Electronic Constructivism” will be defined with replicable examples of intriguing possibilities. Bring your curiosity, adventurous spirit, and a sense of humor!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 25 East Side

2:00pm

Flipping Fluency with Blendspace
Join one high school librarian on her quest to bring the library to the students by flipping information and digital literacy-building lessons.   Using a digital tool called Blendspace, participants will have the opportunity to create a lesson or presentation to implement into their own classroom, library or virtual space.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18 East Side

2:00pm

I Have an iPad, Now What?
Come explore a variety of apps to use in your classroom. Project ideas will be shared, Common Core will be connected and iPads will be producing! Learn how students can use the ipads to show their thinking in engaging and creative ways. See how the iPad can be a valuable tool for sharing work outside the four walls of the classroom.

https://docs.google.com/a/dy-regional.k12.ma.us/presentation/d/16RSxysMn4mMgL1HhKqFhUb-hZbdTG0CiyjLGeHYhAxY/edit#slide=id.p


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19 East Side

2:00pm

Learning Design: Embedding Common Core Standards into Engaging, Blended Learning
We can embed Common Core Standards into worthy, engaging learning design--the kind of design that leads students through empowering learning experiences. Using a thoughtful learning design approach that responds to the new Massachusetts' Teacher Evaluation system, deeper learning, and student-centered instruction, educators will work to design one or more learning experiences for their students--experiences they can bring back to the classroom for engaging learning and growth.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17 East Side

2:00pm

Making the Grade with Office 365
Educators from the North Attleborough School District will share their story about how the tools in Office 365 help them in their work both in and out of the classroom.  Viewpoints will be shared by a Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Classroom Teacher, Technology Director.  A Microsoft representative will help with this presentation to demonstrate the many tools available and answer questions about them.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 72 West Side

2:00pm

Student Technology Assist Team
Learn about this unique high school program that engages students in their community through hands-on troubleshooting, creative software development, and writing for an education audience. You will hear directly from the teacher and students involved and you will have an opportunity to brainstorm a similar program for your school system.

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avatar for Chad McGowan

Chad McGowan

Teacher, Ashland High School
Chad McGowan is a high school technology teacher and instructional technology coach at Ashland High School. Over the past 17 years, Chad has taught a variety of math and computer courses for grades 7-12 and has been training other professionals, pre-k-12, in educational technolog... Read More →


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22 East Side

2:00pm

The iPad: Technology, Personalize Learning, and Effective Classroom Instruction
This session will explore the many ways that Millis Middle School uses the iPad in a 1:1 setting to deliver high powered, research-based instruction.  Participants will be able to view these lessons and realize how the iPad can be used for universal screenings, progress monitoring, and as an intervention tool.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 77 West Side

2:00pm

Using Digital Curriculum to Build a Better Life - How New Bedford's Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program Gives Young Mothers Another Chance to Graduate and Succeed
Turning around lives through innovative uses of blended learning is the result of thinking educators' creative thinking. Come hear about the success of New Bedford's Pregnant and Parenting Teen program that helps young parents defy the odds and create a better life.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 13 East Side

2:00pm

Using Google Drive to Support Research Projects: A cross curricular multi grade project
Research papers and projects are an essential tools in helping students develop analytical and critical thinking skills. The teachers at Marshall Middle School developed a cross grade and cross curricular research project which encompasses using technology to support the traditional research paper.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

2:00pm

What Do Great Teachers Do With Technology?
Come hear stories of how great teachers in the U.S. and abroad nurture innovative school technology environments. Then share your story. Participants will walk away with inspiring visions, pedagogical frameworks, and tools and practices for transforming learning spaces.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 10 East Side

2:00pm

2:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

3:15pm

CUE Tip: Using Thinglink and Glogster to Curate Student Work
There are many great apps out there to help organize and show student work, but the student (and teacher!) friendly apps on the iPad are leading the pack. Hear how my students, in a 1:1 iPad Program, are using these apps to curate their work this year in my math classroom. Come join the discussion no matter the discipline and/or grade level that you teach.

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avatar for Jodi Kerble

Jodi Kerble

Math Teacher, Ed Tech Coordinator, The Winsor School
Math teacher and Educational Technology Coordinator at The Winsor School in Boston. I love to be innovative and use technology in the classroom and for myself. Device junkie! @jkerble on Twitter.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

3:15pm

Inspiring Students to Create through PBL and Storytelling
In this workshop, we will discuss ways to get students to create and interact in the classroom using the 30hands Cloud eClassroom and 30hands Mobile for digital storytelling and presentations. Bring your devices to create an eClassroom in 30hands Cloud or a digital story or presentation using 30hands Mobile.

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avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Press Box Blue Level

3:15pm

Donors Choose, Students Win
Learn how to harness the power of DonorsChoose.org to help bring technology and tools to your classroom! Find out how I've gotten over $25,000 worth of materials for my classroom in the past three years without spending much of my own or any of the school's money!

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

3:15pm

Model Curriculum Units in Action
As part of the Massachusetts ESE’s initiative to support districts with frameworks implementation, there are now over available 100 classroom-ready Model Curriculum Units for grades PreK-12. In this interactive session, we’ll give you an exclusive look at key features of MCUs, and how they address shifts in curriculum and instruction. Click here to access all MCUs, doe.mass.edu/candi/model/files.html


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 19 East Side

3:15pm

Playful Learning: Bringing Game-Based Learning to Your Classroom!
Explore how playful systems and engaging games can ignite passion in your classroom, and discover the free tools to help you find and use them, in this hands-on and playful workshop.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 29 East Side

3:15pm

Bringing VMworld 2014 to Your

In 45 minutes, we’ll cover the salient, powerful technology releases that VMware issued across VMworld in San Francisco and VMworld Europe in Barcelona.  Understand the impact of revolutionary virtual storage functionality, where a software-defined storage paradigm simplifies storage provisioning to your applications.  Hear about how, if you run vSphere on your Servers, with the coming Version 6 release, you now have the ability to implement Fault Tolerance; delivering continuous availability with no downtime for your mission critical application.  This session demystifies the flurry of new technology and boils it down into simple, digestible chunks so you can apply the technology stack that fits for you!   You’ll gain an understanding of the impact of each technology release and how it can benefit you directly. 


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

3:15pm

My BrainPOP: The Next Level
Explore all things BrainPOP! Learn about new features like My BrainPOP; the ability to create custom assessments; Common Core State Standards alignment; mobile apps; game-based learning; teacher support materials; and more. Spend some time getting to know us a little better and leave this session armed with tools to optimize your use of BrainPOP.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 13 East Side

3:15pm

3:15pm

Reading and Writing in the Collaborative Classroom with Google Drive
If you are looking for new and simple ways to incorporate more reading, writing, feedback, and reflection, in your classes, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, I will show you how to use Google Drive and Google Sites to incorporate and streamline annotation technigues, teacher conferencing, porfolio organization, submission, and reflection, and more. I will encourage you to think outside of the box to incorporate 21st century learning objectives and common core skills into you everyday practice, and you will learn wasy to create a moe active and collaborative atmosphere in your classroom.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Google Revolutionary Classroom

3:15pm

Tablets in the Classroom
This interactive session will examine all of the things you need to consider when buying and deploying tablets into a classroom setting and    introduce you to CDI’s tablet offering designed specifically for the education market. There will be the opportunity to interact throughout the presentation and    a Q&A session.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 24 East Side

3:15pm

3d Printing for Social Impact
This workshop describes one way 3D printing technology can be implemented into a project-based science curriculum. Utilizing 3d printers as an educational tool to generate 3 dimensional models, can provide students with a tactile reference for abstract concepts like protein structure and function in biology.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18 East Side

3:15pm

Advanced Google Drive to Support CCSS
Explore all that Google Drive has to offer and get to know Add-on options which give you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets. Discover new publishing options that encourage creativity and re-image the possibilities for peer collaboration!


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 19 East Side

3:15pm

Augmented Reality in School Using Aurasma
Imagine a world like Harry Potter where images in the hallways or on paper can come to life and are interactive. Augmented Reality (AR) can do just that creating a trigger image that will ignite 3D image or video layer viewed by a mobile device.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10 East Side

3:15pm

Building Capacity in a 1:1 Environment
Improving meaningful technology integration and elevating the capacity of teachers and learners is more achievable when coupled with a good model and an expanded notion of a text. See a mix of immediately achievable strategies and results based on the SAMR model that can raise the floor of technology integration.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 25 East Side

3:15pm

Create Student Empathy Online
This workshop will present highlights of teacher strategies and lesson plans for sparking student empathy online and in using mobile devices. After providing a framework for fostering ethical thinking about cyber communications, attendees will be invited to share their strategies and experiences for nurturing their students' ethical behavior in cyberspace.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 14 East Side

3:15pm

Digital Portfolios with Evernote
In 2013 we presented at Masscue on the first year of Evernote Digital Portfolio. In 2014 we present year two. What is working? What was changed? How can you get started?


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

3:15pm

Doctopus and Goobric
Learn to use doctopus as an online photocopier to provide students with individual or differentiated assignments and documents. Then, when student work has been completed use goobric to quickly and easily paste a completed rubric onto the student document.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 72 West Side

3:15pm

Flubaroo Script & Google Forms
Explore using Google Forms to create assessments, and learn how to use the Flubaroo script to grade the assignments. The script will also provide you with real-time authentic data, such as, the average assignment score, average score per question (highlighting low-scoring questions), and grade distribution graphs.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 17 East Side

3:15pm

Infographics: Inspire & Engage
Infographics (a visual representation of data/information) inspire, engage and excite students of all ages while providing an opportunity to gather, evaluate, synthesize and creatively demonstrate understanding using various technology-based tools. During this hands-on workshop we will review student examples, discuss possible applications, and spend time exploring various tools. BYOD


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 75 West Side

3:15pm

Interactive Timelines
Collaborate using Google Drive to create content rich, interactive and visually appealing timelines for any curriculum with Knightlab. Timelines can include, images, YouTube or Vimeo videos, a Google map, Tweets, text, and audio from SoundCloud.com. Once the link is published and shared all changes are displayed in real time.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 77 West Side

3:15pm

Mobile Devices: The New Social Gap
Do you know your mobile device? Come and learn what your mobile device knows about you and what this means for pre-teens. Walk away with tools that you can use right away to inform your parents about social gaming and apps.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 16 East Side

3:15pm

Persuasive Writing and Global Learning: Project Based Learning for the Elementary Student
Come see how a grade five class achieves global literacy while weaving technology throughout the Common Core persuasive writing elements with this project-based learning endeavor involving Kiva, a microfinancing company committed to bringing loans to impoverished individuals.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 21 East Side

3:15pm

Students Create Literary Websites
Want to learn how your students can create websites to innovatively showcase their subject knowledge - with no programming required? In this interactive session, the presenters will show how students used Google Sites to design literary websites to promote their favorite books. Talk about the Confidence to Create!


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 16 East Side

3:15pm

The Computer Science Gap: Building Teacher Capacity
Computer Science is one of the most rewarding and challenging undergraduate degrees a college student can earn, yet only 0.7% of college students graduate with a CS degree when the technology industry demand is so high. Local educators will share programs that are bringing CS to Massachusetts schools.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 26 East Side

3:15pm

Using Google Forms for Formative and Summative Assessments
This hands-on workshop is for teachers who are curious about Google Forms and would like to give it a try. Join us as we explore the multiple ways that this easy, versatile app can be used to create formative and summative assessments in the classroom and beyond.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 22 East Side

3:15pm

Using Open Content in History Classes
We show teachers and students ways to use open education digital resources in history/social studies classrooms. These include strategies for developing student-centered, inquiry-based lessons for elementary, middle, and high school classes where students utilize computers, tablets and smartphones to access, assess, and learn from online materials.


Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side

3:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

4:15pm

Daily Prize Drawing for General Admission
There will be a prize drawing for general attendees at this time prior to the Keynote during opening announcements.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

4:15pm

Grand Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
This will be the daily grand prize drawing for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area
 
Thursday, October 23
 

8:30am

Prize Drawing for General Admission
There will be a prize drawing for general attendees at this time prior to the Keynote during opening announcements.

Thursday October 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am
Atrium West

8:30am

8:30am

Ashley Olafsen, Senior at Hopkinton High School
Duality and Influence: The spreading of a MOVEment
As technology moves forward, social change has the power to move forward as well. Anyone can take advantage of their amplified voice and use it to speak to new audiences to create a society where everyone can reach his/her full potential. Ashley uses Web 2.0 tools to turn her dreams into realities. She will share the story of the M.O.V.E.ment and how together we can all move forward.

Thursday October 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Atrium West

8:30am

Mark A Edwards, Ed.D Superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District
Dr. Mark Edwards will be sharing the concepts from his book, Every Child Every Day, published by Pearson.  The integration of music, discussion and movement will provide participants with a lively learning experience.

Thursday October 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Atrium West

8:30am

Peter Reynolds, Chief Visionary Officer Fablevision
Creativity is a hot topic these days, but actually being creative takes effort - and bravery. To create often requires pulling something out of thin air.  Are you a perfectionist? Do you know one? The pursuit of perfection often becomes a crushing roadblock on the journey.   Peter H. Reynolds will share the story of ISH - the inspiration behind it - and the invitation to relax and let what you have inside OUT.

Thursday October 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Atrium West

9:30am

Book Trailers - ES

Students created book trailers and connected them to QR codes which were then pasted onto the back of their books. With an iPod Touch, students looking for new books can now scan the QR codes and access each other’s trailers for reading inspiration. Book circulation has increased!



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

9:30am

MrPicassoHead
Use this online/internet program to teach the art of Pablo Picasso and combine a math lesson to elementary students. When printed, this can become a trading card activity too! The ideas are endless!"


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

9:30am

Virtual Tour -Collaboratio Between Middle and High MS and HS

Create a virtual walk through of a building. Using the concept of augmented reality, students will enhance the walk through experience by introducing objects, time lapsed photography of the construction and other ideas to a video tour of the facility. Participants are students in the high school STEM program in collaboration with middle school students who are piloting iPads. Work has been done during class and club time so that students at both grade levels are able to contribute their skills to the final production



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Student Showcase Area

10:00am

10:15am

CUE Tip: Lecture 3.0
Looking for ways to make your teacher presentation come alive? In this session, we will explore ways to make your lecture interactive, to provoke student interest with pre-lecture activities, and explain the concept of the collaborative lecture. Several technologies will be discussed that you can start using right away!

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Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 10:40am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

10:15am

Explain Everything: Screencasting & Formative Assessment
What happens when students, not just teachers, are engaged in the process of creating multimedia representations of their understanding? This session shares research on iPads, screencasting, and formative assessment. Then, it suggests and explores creative ways to use screencasting in a variety of classroom settings and disciplines. Many parts of this session will be ‘hands on.’ Technology is not required but may come in handy for some participants. Participants will leave with practical ideas for using screencasting in a variety of teaching and learning settings.

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avatar for Dr. Reshan Richards

Dr. Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 East Side

10:15am

Leveraging Mobile Technology
Learn to use mobile devices to allow students to obtain instant feedback and immediate help on assignments as they are doing them. Also, how to get real-time access to student results and their actual work so that you can be significantly more proactive in addressing student and class-wide needs.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Press Box Blue Level

10:15am

Building Bridges Between Games and Curriculum
Discuss and discover new ways to leverage your High School students' passion for games. Spend time playing one of our science based apps, Ravenous. Discuss, explore and design ways to bridge game play with classroom content! Discover ways the game can help kids get outside. Be the Bird.

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Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 13 East Side

10:15am

Getta MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $ to get the project going? MassCUE offers competitive grants, up to $3000, for student-centered projects. Learn how simple it is to write and submit a successful MassCUE grant application!

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Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 12 East Side

10:15am

Every Child, Every Day
Mark Edwards will provide an inside look into the digital conversion of Mooresville Graded School District in Mooresville NC and the resulting academic achievement, which has earned the district national recognition. The first 40 attendees will recieve a copy of Dr. Edwards book, Every Child, Every Day.

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Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level Mezzanine West Side

10:15am

Inspiring STEAM (STEM + ARTS) Thinking in the Classroom
Join Peter H. Reynolds and the FableVision Learning Team for this exciting session! Imagine, just for a moment, a classroom where students are actually working as engineers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians and writers... a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, document, test, compose, and collaborate to solve compelling problem or create the latest invention.   Learn how students and teachers can use a variety of tools, animation programs, printers and Fab@School Designer to create and fabricate projects/products from simple to sophisticated, including classroom manipulatives, pop-ups 3D objects, automata and working machines.

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Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 76 West Side

10:15am

Model Makers: Getting to the Heavy Lifting!

(Follow-up session to "ReCreating Culture of Learning..." TED talk) 

How do we move beyond short-term, broad-based efforts to create a culture of long-term capacity building? What elements are essential when bootstrapping an infrastructure that fosters powerful, relevant and sustainable learning for all educators?  Join us for this keynote follow-up, as we explore and discuss professional learning efforts and the influence learning leaders can have on the complex interplay of teacher and organizational capacity, development and change.


Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 72 West Side

10:15am

Building a Robust 1:1 Program
For a 1:1 program to be effective and sustainable, schools and districts must integrate the 1:1 program with educational process -- identifying and planning for a broad range of issues that span policies and procedures, curriculum, finance, and professional development, as well at technology.  In this workshop, Cumulus Global CEO Allen Falcon will present and discuss a holistic view of 1:1 program planning and execution.

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 24 East Side

10:15am

10:15am

Getting Kids Addicted to Math--Gamification
Game-based learning has become a hot topic in education, but often isn't applied correctly, and several “educational” games lack the pedagogical backbone to be used in the classroom.  This workshop will share mechanics behind game-based learning, drawing upon examples from Prodigy, a free, Pokemon-style math game for grades 1-6.

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26 East Side

10:15am

10:15am

STEM in Motion
At this hands-on event, you’ll see how educators can use Mac and iPad to create and deliver engaging STEM content.  As part of this K-12 journey you will see how digital content can personalize and energize learning of those challenging concepts.  There will be a wide range of engaging STEM apps on iPad that enable anytime learning.  You will learn what it means to be a citizen scientist, programmer and STEM coach with our interactive playground of tools.  We will explore a variety of Multi-Touch textbooks and learning materials that focus on STEM related curriculum.  Lastly, we will present how educators are using iTunes U courses and collections with their abundance of free educational resources to deliver the content to students.  Don’t be bashful, don’t be shy, we will be moving and shaking for this entire hour time together!

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Apple Suite Red 20

10:15am

The Buzz Continues: Getting More from Your Aerohive Network

As an Aerohive customer you’ve already experienced great Wi-Fi first-hand.  Now see what you can do next.  Hear how some of your peers are leveraging their Aerohive solution as a platform for great teaching as they confront the changing requirements of common core, expanded 1:1 programs, new devices, and greater accountability.  Then see a demonstration of some of our newest features and capabilities, including the Mobility Suite for managing network access, new dashboards and application reporting, and our evolving set of education applications.  Your Aerohive network will let you bring new value to your teachers, administrators, and students.  Thank you for your business and your support. 


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

10:15am

Thriving in a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem
In nature, an ecosystem is formed by the interaction of a community of living organisms with each other and their environment. In a digital age classroom where students are actively using technology tools for inquiry and creating new products to show their learning, there is a similarity to an ecosystem. The students and teacher interact organically within the classroom habitat to construct learning experiences. What are the components of the digital age learning ecosystem? What are the functions of technology within a learning community? Discover strategies for intentionally facilitating a sustainable learning environment - the Digital Age Learning Ecosystem.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18 East Side

10:15am

'Never Have I Ever... Traveled the World! - A Project Based Approach to Plate Tectonics'
Using a variety of resources, students virtually travel the world in search of answering the driving question, “How does Earth’s lithosphere change over time?” Learn about the transformation to a project-based, blended classroom and how a community of practice played a key role.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19 East Side

10:15am

5th Graders Learn More through Blended Learning and Collaboration
This 30Hands Cloud eclassroom workshop will showcase the 30Hands tool and how it allows students to safely participate in an eclassroom. Participants will learn how the 30hands Cloud engages students through blogging, online portfolios and flipping instruction to maximize face time at school.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16 East Side

10:15am

Creating Classroom Materials Using iBooks Author
Teachers often have issues with textbooks, but there is software that allows any educator to create their own books, customized to their own content, and set up in a way that makes sense for their students. We will look at iBooks Author as a platform for teachers to do this.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 77 West Side

10:15am

Early Childhood Literature: Inspiration for Robotics (Grades 1-2)
Using classics like Curious George, Poppleton, Stuart Little, and Dr. Seuss, teachers will see how these stories and simple robotics can turn the classroom into a creative, vibrant learning zone. These integrated projects include not only engineering and programming, but also writing, reading, and the arts.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29 East Side

10:15am

Encouraging Creativity Through Blended Learning
How blended learning and flipping the classroom impacts students and teachers. There will be a discussion how 30hands Cloud eClassroom can be used to help promote creativity in the classroom and engage students as well as have a hands-on activity.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16 East Side

10:15am

Entrepreneurship Outside the Box
Mansfield High School students use resources provided through grants from the Mansfield Education Foundation and MassCUE to brainstorm, collaborate, design, develop, market, and operate their own business within a single trimester. Students analyze their finances and give back to the community by making a donation to a local charity.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 75 West Side

10:15am

Flipping your Department
This workshop will demonstrate how the members of the Lawrence Academy math department were able to collaboratively begin the process of implementing the flipped classroom across the curriculum. Although we are a math department this presentation should be applicable to all academic departments.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22 East Side

10:15am

Industrial Strength STEM

Start with a product design challenge. Then ask students to use industry practices and tools as they explore, create and share their products. Result? STEM learning that captures student interest and scaffolds student success. Come roll up your sleeves and try a hands-on product design challenge yourself!


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 23 East Side

10:15am

Intro to Teaching Robotics
This workshop will introduce the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit. We will cover the basics of robotics technology including: input sensors, output motors, microcontroller, and the software programming environment. We will then work through one of the student activities to demonstrate how to program a robot to complete a task.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 13 East Side

10:15am

Making Learning Personal
How do you make learning personal for every learner in your class? You will learn about a Personal Learner Profile based on access, engage, and express, create a Class Learning Snapshot, and design a Class Learning Toolkit that includes appropriate tools, resources, and instructional strategies to support your learners.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14 East Side

10:15am

Planning for Tech-Integration
In this panel presentation, participants will learn how one team of teachers created a community of practice through which they collaborate to plan effective technology-integrated instruction. The session features a team of sixth grade teachers and an instructional technology specialist; they will discuss how they integrate technology across the curriculum.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21 East Side

10:15am

Project Based Learning Through 3-D Design
The students from the Mashpee Technology Center will demonstrate how 3D computer software and hardware can be utilized to develop a rich understanding of cross-disciplinary concepts in a student-centered technology classroom. They will demonstrate how, when faced with a design challenge, they are able to work independently, and collaboratively, to solve real-world problems using state-of-the-art technology. The students will lead workshop attendees through various software applications to create 2-D and 3-D models on the computer. Additionally, and throughout the workshop, the students will discuss how their self-confidence and creativity has increased as they master the use of the applications. Demonstrations will include the use of software and hardware in 3D Printing, Architectural and Mechanical CAD design, 3D Animation, Automated Manufacturing and Computer Game Programming.
Students will lead attendees through the use of 3-D software being utilized in their classroom. By using these software applications in project based learning activities, the students are able to build self-confidence, creativity and a rich understanding of cross-disciplinary concepts while working through real-world design challenges.
 


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 19 East Side

10:15am

Supporting Intro/Extraverts
Introverts are often seen as shy and unable to speak up; extraverts are often seen as outgoing and enthusiastic. Though this can be true, it is seldom the case. Learn what makes them tick, how their needs are different, and how you can support all students in today's creative classroom.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14 East Side

10:15am

Teaching with MOOCs
Learn how to create rigorous, engaging digital content by drawing on the expertise of scholars who teach massively open online courses (MOOCs). Participants will be introduced to resources, sites, and strategies while gaining hands-on practice as they imagine ways to integrate MOOCs into their own teaching practice.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18 East Side

10:15am

Tools That Work in a BYOD Classroom
In this session, participants will be exposed to a variety of technology tools that work in a BYOD classroom. The focus will be on tools that are both easy for teachers and students to use, while encouraging collaboration and creativity amongst your students.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22 East Side

10:15am

Virtual Travel Through Technology
Experience the impact of bringing travel into the middle school classroom through the use of technology, especially blogs. Ideas for bringing geography alive through engaging lesson plans and activities including the use of technology will be explored.


Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 25 East Side

10:15am

Writing with Mobile Devices
In the mobile era, what does writing look like? What is the process and what product is generated? Though the steps in the process may stay the same, technology augments each task and potentially redefines what's even possible when we incorporate mobile devices. Come learn how.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17 East Side

10:15am

10:30am

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 10:30am - 10:45am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

Remind.com for text notifications
Remind.com is a powerful tool that allows teachers to send broadcast texts to students in a safe and private manner. Come see how it works and participate in a live demo!


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Teacher Brainstorm Area

11:30am

Library Space Revival
Six simple ideas to bring more life into any library space. Learn how self-checkout stations, the Dewey Decimal System, and LibGuides can make or break a library. Do you have the confidence to create a revival in your library?

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 10 East Side

11:30am

Game Design in the Classroom
Learn how over 30 school districts in Pennsylvania have created a game-creation lab with recording and production studios, coding stations, digital equipment and an integrated 4-year elective game design curriculum adapted by faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. The payoff:  fewer dropouts, improved math and reading proficiency levels and enthusiastic student and teacher support.

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Press Box Blue Level

11:30am

Digitizing Commonwealth's Schools Part Two: Edwin Teaching and Learning
Create units, resources, assessments, and reports that all reside in one place! The ESE is excited to bring you Edwin Teaching and Learning (ET&L). District access to ET&L provides assessments with MCAS items, Model Curriculum Units, and PBS Learning Media content, all aligned to the MA Curriculum Frameworks.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 13 East Side

11:30am

Free STEM Resources
Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. We have embedded models and probes into an extensive collection of research-based digital curricula that focus on facilitating “digital inquiry.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

11:30am

Integrating Platforms, Adapting Learning
The Scholar's Choice Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to individualizing instruction by making educational data accessible and actionable. Learn how to use an integrated learning platform to create lessons and assessments linked to Common Core or state or district standards. Teachers can then use automated tools to analyze student performance and identify opportunities to differentiate instruction, effectively targeting student weaknesses for improvement.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 29 East Side

11:30am

Media Literacy: Deconstruct the Message
Participants will be led through activities, easily adaptable to the classroom that build media literacy skills. Working in small groups, we'll deconstruct the messages conveyed from PBS LearningMedia™ video clips on topics such as bullying, climate change and immigration, and discuss how to weave media literacy into instruction.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 26 East Side

11:30am

Active Learning Spaces
Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Google Revolutionary Classroom

11:30am

Interacting with iBooks and Creating Your Own with iBooks Author
Teachers have been making books with their students forever. But what if those books could be digital? And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, audio recordings and more?  Apple's new iBooks Author does all of this, allowing users to create highly interactive and engaging content that can be leveraged to help a teacher improve a lesson, or to help a student tell the story of their accomplishments.  Applicable across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Head here www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad and with OS X Mavericks on a Mac.  We will be also sharing ideas of what other educators like yourself have been designing with this extraordinary application.

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Apple Suite Red 20

11:30am

NAO Humanoid Robot in the STEM Classroom

How can we promote creative thinking and problem solving in our STEM classrooms?

Over 6000 classrooms around the world are using the NAO Humanoid Robot to ensure college and career readiness in coding, robotics, literacy, engineering, etc.

 

Learn how the NAO Humanoid Robot can engage learners of all grade levels in STEM subjects while promoting Common Core Standards based skills in a hands-on project based environment.  Encourage independent thinking while preparing your students for the best opportunities in highly technical fields.  The NAO Robots allow students to connect theory with practice and discover a wide range of robotics-related fields, such as computer science, engineering, and mathematics .Students gain hands-on experience using NAO, and, when used in the lab, they discover exciting topics such as locomotion, grasping, audio and video signal processing, voice recognition, and much more.

NAO also allows teachers to integrate team work, project management, problem solving, and communication skills in a stimulating setting. NAO offers the flexibility for developing interdisciplinary projects. NAO is equipped with a simple, visual programming tool that allows your students to create and program different robot behaviors. Students can develop behaviors combining gesture, movement, sound, music, and speech. Use NAO across the curriculum to determine the velocity of a dropped ball in mathematics and physics or deliver a joke or tell a story in computer science.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

11:30am

Preparing Students for the Digital Testing Environment
This workshop will provide you with tips and confidence to prepare your students for the types of questions and rigor expected on the PARCC.  These tips are generated from field testing of the PARCC.   Participants will receive suggested resources to use in their classroom to help prepare their students.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 18 East Side

11:30am

Safe, Mobile, Collaborative
Mobile Learning Essentials combines a content filter, LMS (My Big Campus) and MDM so you can do it all -- easily, safely, and effectively.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

11:30am

Transforming Learning through Technology that Reaches all Students
iPads, and Chromebooks, and Kindles oh my!  Getting the right technology into the hands of students is only step one.  How students and teachers use these devices in schools is what will really impact and improve instruction.  BYOD to this session to experience instructional based, digital curriculum that is ‘device agnostic’ and will move the student achievement needle in your schools. Hear best practices and proven results from educators who are using CompassLearning Odyssey in their schools and seeing how you use devices is every bit as important as what you use. Participants will be able to access the digital curriculum and take it with them for a 30-day free trial as a result of participation


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 24 East Side

11:30am

Characterizing Elementary Engineering K-6
The presenter created and documented a complete, standards-aligned, robotics-based, K-6 engineering curriculum. How can teachers better scaffold students’ engineering processes from grade to grade? We examined students to see how their engineering processes change as students age. Common age related challenges to realizing their design ideas are identified.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 19 East Side

11:30am

Computational Thinking with Game Building
A fun, BYOD workshop building familiar 'video' games to bring to your elementary to high school classroom. Your students will enjoy and get familiar with computer programming using MIT’s Scratch ‘drop blocks’ to code and create with enthusiasm, all the while learning computational / algorithmic thinking processes for any task.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 14 East Side

11:30am

Digital Engagement: Cultivating Communities of Practice for Transformative Learning
In this workshop, participants will learn how school leaders are using digital platforms such as Google, Twitter, Wordpress, iTunesU, iBooks and more to engage families, students and teachers. Participants will walk away with practical applications for school-wide implementation.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 18 East Side

11:30am

Gossip: An Interdisciplinary Adventure into Social Awareness
This is an interdisciplinary unit based on Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Art, The Gossip. This unit links 21st century skills, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation, core standards in language arts national and state standards in music, art, technology, with initiatives of PBIS and STEM.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 25 East Side

11:30am

Keeping Current as EdTech Rapidly Evolves
With more than 100 new educational apps released every day, how can teachers possibly keep up with the latest and greatest tools for their classroom? This session will examine multiple resources and techniques teachers can use to keep current as new technologies emerge and present new possibilities for their practice.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 19 East Side

11:30am

Meet the Techsperts
The Techsperts are five fifth grade boys and girls who meet weekly to plan and implement technology initiatives. The goals of this group are: to build community, to empower girls, and to assist teachers and students. We will be sharing our projects during this session.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side

11:30am

Optimizing Your Network Infrastructure to Create 21st Century Classrooms
Today, wireless connectivity has become a key challenge for IT departments across education environments. This session will dive into a real-world case study of how one school overhauled its network to create a mobile-first experience. Through practical lessons, attendees will learn how they can optimize networks for 21st-century learning.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side

11:30am

Primary Documents Are Not Just for History Anymore!
Discover Digital Commonwealth, the Digital Public Library, and other online resources for primary documents. Learn how students will be able to use these materials to meet standards in various disciplines (not just History!). In this session, we will search for resources to support your classroom curriculum.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 72 West Side

11:30am

Smash Your Curriculum
When there are no limitations to what can be created with mobile devices, then there are no limitations to how students can demonstrate their growth. In this session, we will explore what's possible when we remove the barriers to what students can create with iPads, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 17 East Side

11:30am

STEM from Scratch
STEM Initiatives from Scratch: Auburn High School's Approach. This workshop will showcase our two STEM elective courses: Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering, which are designed and co-taught by science and technology faculty using materials and programs that were currently in existence.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side

11:30am

Student Filmmakers for Change
This workshop will walk participants through how to structure a collaborative unit with curricular connections, using C-SPAN's StudentCam Documentary Competition as a platform. Our students identified real world problems, researched content, connected with their community and experts through interviews, while utilizing technology to create original documentaries to implement social change.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 22 East Side

11:30am

Syncing Library & Technology
The presenters will share about the Pine Glen Library & Technology Center, an integrated school library and technology program that includes the rollout of a 1:1 iPad program. Participants will have the opportunity to join the discussion about the presenters’ successes and challenges, and about creating their own synced program.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 10 East Side

11:30am

Technology and Art: A Winning Combination
See how using technology in the art room gives students new experiences that could not be achieved with traditional medium. We used a variety of iPad apps to create engaging art projects, easily adapted across the curriculum. Participants will create a Sketchbook Express Project. Please download the free app.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 21 East Side

11:30am

The Arctic Unit: Genrating a Global Community

How does a local elementary class create a global community using 21st Century Skills and tools?  Come join us as we embark on a Google Lit Trip following the story of a polar bear migrating to the Hudson Bay through the town of Churchill, Manitoba located in northern Canada.  See how technology can be seamlessly integrated into this Arctic Unit of study, with the development of Voicethreads to share information across the miles (or kilometers) with elementary students in Churchill and how the unit culminates in an incredible sharing of face to face conversations using Skype.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 23 East Side

11:30am

Unleashing Creativity AppSmashing
AppSmashing can be so creative and fun for teachers/students. We will do an overview of several video apps which can be created and saved to your camera roll for inclusion into the iMovie app. Camera Roll, Tellagami, 8mm, iMotion HD, Green Screen by DoInk, TiltShift, Explain Everything, and iMovie.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 16 East Side

11:30am

Using an Inexpensive Desktop Laser for Art and STEM
This workshop will explain how to purchase, setup, safely use, and create objects for art classes and fabricate parts for STEM projects. In addition to learning how this technology has worked in the experience of Norwell High School participants will get to experience the technology first hand.


Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 16 East Side

11:30am

Why Teach Coding in Schools?
The most important thing to know about learning coding is that its not about syntax but a new way of thinking. Coding is just another tool to add to your arsenal for communicating, learning, and creating. Come learn the how you can start teaching coding today in your classroom!

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 14 East Side

12:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

1:00pm

1:00pm

3D Pop-Up Project
Fifth grade students will share the process of creating online 3D pop-up books using zooburst, a digital storytelling tool that allowed their research to come alive! Pop-up books are an alternate summative assessment of student learning.


Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:00pm

Animation Math Projects - ES

Students designed a math mystery puzzle which integrates mathematics and technology. Children programmed the animated mystery and expanded simple codes to wider usage with a various types of animations which included animated characters and objects. By answering the original math questions, the readers are led to other pages or questions to solve the main mystery with more sophisticated animations.


Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:00pm

iPad Projects - MS

Students will discuss how their school IPads have helped them gain the confidence to create in their classrooms in the following ways: taking more efficient notes, creating and displaying projects, creating fictional stories, researching and writing non-fiction research reports, as well as the value of the eBook and iBook textbook Apps for several content area classes.



Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:00pm

Project Based Learning Through 3D design
Students from Mashpee High School will exhibit 3D CAD models, 3D Computer Animation videos and complex Prototypes produced on our 3D Printer and Shopbot.  Several examples of Augmented Reality scenes linked to these projects will be demonstrated. The Mashpee Technology Department has a comprehensive website that showcases many examples of student projects. The link to our website is : http://www.mashpeetech.com


Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:00pm

STEM Fair Projects and Design - MS

All 8th grade students participate in a team STEM Fair that showcases how they follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process. Student groups of 1-3 take 3 weeks to come up with a real-world problem that can be solved by following the Design Process steps. They create multiple prototypes, an instructional artifact, a media presentation, and a custom team logo. Topics include prosthetic hand/device, smartphone gear, alternative energy sources, robotics, transportation and structural engineering.


Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Showcase Area

1:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

1:30pm

2:00pm

CUE Tip: Strategies for Virtual Collaboration
Virtual collaboration enables talented peers to work together regardless of location. But virtual collaboration comes with its own unique challenges. I will facilitate discussion of five strategies to improve the effectiveness of virtual collaboration.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

2:00pm

Storytelling with StoryBoards
Digital storytelling is a very hot topic in education right now, due to tying in the common core with critical computer skills.  For this workshop we will work through an entire ELA unit plan, to share and teach the concepts and methodologies of digital storytelling with storyboards.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Press Box Blue Level

2:00pm

METAA Meeting
Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 29 East Side

2:00pm

Creating Global Connections
The presenters and attendees will explore how K-12 schools can create curriculum-based 'classroom-travel' (versus physical travel) connections with partner schools around the world, through the arts and technology. The presenters will demonstrate strategies implemented by their schools in Lowell and Andover and provide an overview of related OneWorld Classrooms programs and programs available through other organizations. Technology connections include: Google Earth, Skype, VoiceThread, Video Sharing, Online Student to Student Foreign Language Learning, etc.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

2:00pm

DocsTeach! Primary Sources from Your National Archives
DocsTeach, a free web tool from the National Archives enables you to access primary sources and create activities for teaching and learning. Use or customize the teacher-made activities or create your own. In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided in a brief demonstration of DocsTeach and other e-resources for teaching and learning. Bring your devices!

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16 East Side

2:00pm

Model Curriculum Units in Action
As part of the Massachusetts ESE’s initiative to support districts with frameworks implementation, there are now over available 100 classroom-ready Model Curriculum Units for grades PreK-12. In this interactive session, we’ll give you an exclusive look at key features of MCUs, and how they address shifts in curriculum and instruction. Click here to access all MCUs, doe.mass.edu/candi/model/files.html


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19 East Side

2:00pm

Playful Learning: Bringing Game-Based Learning to Your Classroom!
Explore how playful systems and engaging games can ignite passion in your classroom, and discover the free tools to help you find and use them, in this hands-on and playful workshop.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17 East Side

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Interacting with iBooks and Creating Your Own with iBooks Author
Teachers have been making books with their students forever. But what if those books could be digital? And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, audio recordings and more?  Apple's new iBooks Author does all of this, allowing users to create highly interactive and engaging content that can be leveraged to help a teacher improve a lesson, or to help a student tell the story of their accomplishments.  Applicable across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Head here www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad and with OS X Mavericks on a Mac.  We will be also sharing ideas of what other educators like yourself have been designing with this extraordinary application.

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Apple Suite Red 20

2:00pm

My BrainPOP: The Next Level
Explore all things BrainPOP! Learn about new features like My BrainPOP; the ability to create custom assessments; Common Core State Standards alignment; mobile apps; game-based learning; teacher support materials; and more. Spend some time getting to know us a little better and leave this session armed with tools to optimize your use of BrainPOP.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14 East Side

2:00pm

Prepare for the Ultimate Test: Is Your Network Ready for the Common Core?
“Is Your Network Ready for Common Core?”   Learn about the network requirements that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network in preparation for the CCSS assessments and beyond.          Assessment consortia recommendations      Wired and wireless network capabilities      Network security and support readiness

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24 East Side

2:00pm

Wireless Everywhere: Mobile Device Management is the New Challenge of IT

We will discuss the current Mobile Device Management challenge and review a solution called AIRWATCH.  With 1.3 Billion mobile workers in 2015, Tablets expected to reach 468 Million by 2017 and the Smartphone population exploding to 2.1 Billion units by 2017, Security and Compliance requirements are the paramount challenge to harness this mobile revolution and deliver secure and compliant applications.  Get an understanding of how Airwatch delivers a device management solution set you can use in; Security, Physical Device Management, Application & Mobile Content Management.  One example; the Mobile Container Management Module separates corporate and personal data on devices, securing corporate resources and maintaining employee/student privacy.  Learn about your ability to standardize enterprise security and data loss prevention strategies across mobile devices by being able to offer a flexible approach to containerization. Certified for use on the Department of Defense Network and used by the FBI and  350 of the largest financial institutions, we’ll discuss the power of Airwatch and how the ability to allow mobile devices on your wireless networks in a controlled fashion is now possible.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

2:00pm

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Thought QR codes were game-changers? Get ready to be wowed! In this hands-on workshop, learn how to combine the physical with the digital world through creating an augmented reality experience. The creation process will be captured using Google Glass and will be shared immediately after the workshop.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

2:00pm

Coding in Kindergarten
In this presentation, you will see how Uxbridge Public Schools’ teachers are using iPads in their kindergarten program. The presenters will discuss their introduction of coding to young learners. The presenters will also highlight and demonstrate specific apps and give examples on how to apply these to enhance classroom learning.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14 East Side

2:00pm

Creating Escher-Style Tessellations
M.C. Escher's tessellation drawings have fascinated people for almost a century. Creating a recognizable representational figure that "tiles a plane" is very difficult to do. By using GeoGebra templates it is possible to greatly expedite the design process and give students the tools and confidence to make their own Escher-style drawings.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 23 East Side

2:00pm

Designing Houses Using CAD in Primary Grades: An Integrated Example
Members of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School will discuss an integrated third grade CAD project that was completed in the 2013-14 school year. From the foundational sketches in art to the presentation of a 3D printed city at the STEAM Expo we will discuss the project in its entirety.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26 East Side

2:00pm

Elementary 3D Design Challenge
Come explore the world of elementary 3d printing! If you want to inspire your students to use emerging technologies while applying real world skills, join us for an informative session demonstrating student projects and our Makerbot 3D printers!


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 75 West Side

2:00pm

Focusing iPads on Creation
In this presentation, attendees will learn about efforts to build a meaningful structure for iPad use in an elementary school by focusing the core of instruction around the use of creative apps. Presentation will include a list of core apps/activities and many student work examples.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 16 East Side

2:00pm

Going Global at Home: The 21st Century Language Lab
Take your digital language lab to the next level by redefining the role it plays in world language education. Learn to combine a variety of instructional technology tools (i.e. DiLL, iPads, and Safari Montage) into a cohesive language lab experience that promotes multimedia creation, hands-on research, and collaboration.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 25 East Side

2:00pm

It Can Be Easy to Be Green (Screening)
Looking to have students create green screen projects but have no space? Come learn how a portable green screen station and an iPad can open up the magic in your classroom.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 76 West Side

2:00pm

Let the Content, Not the Device, Lead the Way!
Using available technology resources beyond the language lab, students created a variety of projects to demonstrate understanding of content and assess learning in the World Language classroom.  Come and gather handouts with project details and see examples of blended learning in action.  Examples apply to all disciplines and grade levels.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 77 West Side

2:00pm

Making Geometrical Thinking Visible
Travel into the minds of your students as they use iPads and a video recording app to express their understanding of mathematical concepts. A demonstration of this engaging activity in geometric transformations will spark lesson ideas for mathematics.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22 East Side

2:00pm

MassCUE Evaluators: Creating Technology Project Evaluations
MassCUE Evaluators is a professional development initiative that trains district based teams in the development of program evaluations of technology initiatives. This session showcases how this project has helped districts across the state and nation assess the impact of their instructional technology efforts.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19 East Side

2:00pm

Students Speak: Why and How to do a Paperless Classroom
Empower students to collaborate, to have more choice in their learning, and to create and share with the world. Once a classroom is set up with paperless workflow, teachers and students find themselves in uncharted and exciting territory. Join us! Students and teacher will explain why and how paperless is the way to go.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 72 West Side

2:00pm

Technically Invisible: Creative to the Core
The Common Core provides opportunities to reach students in effective ways. Technologies can meet the needs of students and the rigor of the Standards. Come see how to connect, communicate and collaborate within the confines of a demanding day. Experience a sampling of technology ideas ranging from functional to fantastic.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10 East Side

2:00pm

The M in STEM: Making Math Relevant
Educators will consider how to create relevant and engaging lessons to immerse students in practical applications of mathematics and investigate associated careers, using high quality open educational math resources. Recognizing the relevance of math enables students to acquire confidence and skills to apply mathematics in college and career settings.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21 East Side

2:00pm

Using the iPad to Reach the Standards for Mathematical Practice for K-2 Students
This session will guide K-2 teachers through the process of using free or inexpensive apps, such as Educreations, as a tool in our toolbox to solve problems and get students to explain their thinking as they try to reach the Standards of Mathematical Practice in a fun and engaging manner.


Thursday October 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 13 East Side

2:00pm

2:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

3:15pm

CUE Tip: Spreadsheets Can Save As a Doc
Have you ever wished all that spreadsheet information was easier to read? Well, Google just made it easy! Use the Add On entitled,"Save as a Doc", and have individual reports for each responder to a Google Form.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

3:15pm

MCAS Prep with JogNog Contests
In this interactive session, attendees will use the JogNog achievement system for online assessment and student motivation in preparing for the MCAS. They will create formative and summative assessments, review the latest research on intrinsic rewards on badges and take away a toolkit of great ideas from other teachers.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Press Box Blue Level

3:15pm

Enhance Teaching and Learning with ASSISTments
Do you want a FREE alternative to the high priced online tutoring programs? ASSISTments offers features like an adaptive math skills test and automatic remediation, open response and essay, homework and classwork immediate feedback, and benchmark testing. You can also build your own content or use our content.

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Blue Level 12 East Side

3:15pm

Google Ad-ons
Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Google Revolutionary Classroom

3:15pm

Security For Your Devices

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides several layers of protection, management, and control all from a single administration interface.  In this session we are going to go over several ways that we can improve not just your protection, but control over the endpoints in your infrastructure.  We will discuss several strategies that you can use in order to accomplish this.  The Default Deny method is a great example of this.  By using Application Controls we can effectively limit an end users ability to install or execute objects.  With Our Device Controls we can help secure ports on computers by controlling access to certain devices or permissions to read or write to or from them.  With the use of Web Control we can filter out access to unwanted websites, no matter where the endpoint is.  Another great tool within Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is the ability to patch Microsoft and Third Party applications.  We will be talking about using this properly to keep your environments safe from exploitation and vulnerabilities, but it also comes in handy when there is a need to keep specific applications such as adobe applications and java up to date for other software to function correctly.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Whalley Suite Red Level 15 East Side

3:15pm

STEM in Motion
At this hands-on event, you’ll see how educators can use Mac and iPad to create and deliver engaging STEM content.  As part of this K-12 journey you will see how digital content can personalize and energize learning of those challenging concepts.  There will be a wide range of engaging STEM apps on iPad that enable anytime learning.  You will learn what it means to be a citizen scientist, programmer and STEM coach with our interactive playground of tools.  We will explore a variety of Multi-Touch textbooks and learning materials that focus on STEM related curriculum.  Lastly, we will present how educators are using iTunes U courses and collections with their abundance of free educational resources to deliver the content to students.  Don’t be bashful, don’t be shy, we will be moving and shaking for this entire hour time together!

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Apple Suite Red 20

3:15pm

Conductive Playground
In this workshop, participants will construct knowledge through hands-on experience with conductive materials. They will experiment with copper tape, batteries, LEDs, conductive thread, electronic components, and more. Participants will immerse themselves in the creative process, and gain the confidence to integrate their discoveries into their own classroom practice.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18 East Side

3:15pm

Google Drive Your Way to Better Student Writing
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how Google Docs transforms writing instruction. I will demonstrate the app’s built-in tools such as comments emailed directly to students, templates, revision history, dictionary and the research tool that adds footnotes directly onto the document. Further, I will highlight extensions that add further functionality.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side

3:15pm

Hours of Code: A K-5 Experience
Come learn more about what people all over the world are talking about: programming is one of the most important skills students need today. You will not just learn, you will do. This workshop will introduce you to a progression from low tech, unplugged coding, to web based block programming, and on to more sophiscticated software programming. Together we will use language and blocks, physical and virtual, to control movement and more. Come prepared to particpate in this exciting process.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 10 East Side

3:15pm

iCreate to Educate SAM Animation Workshop
The why, what, and how of creating stop-action motion videos with students of all grade levels. iCreate SAM animation software uses simple technology providing students opportunities for hands-on exploration, digital creativity, and cooperative teamwork ultimately enabling students to become authors and producers of their own knowledge.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 22 East Side

3:15pm

Improve Student Learning Through Screencasting & iMovies
Come and see how you can improve student learning by challenging even your youngest students to create a screencast or iMovie to summarize important curriculum topics! Young children are eager to participate every time as they are learning, thinking, and review key concepts. Watch many examples of what you can create using a multimedia approach to learning in every subject area.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 19 East Side

3:15pm

Intro to Programming with Scratch
This presentation will introduce Scratch, an easy-to-use programming environment that enables students to create interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations. We will provide an overview of the Scratch development environment, learn how to integrate Scratch into your curriculum, and create a game that will be sure to engage your students.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 23 East Side

3:15pm

Kindergartners Can Create In A Digital Environment
Digital citizenship begins in kindergarten! Combining community building in the classroom, mobile devices and open-ended apps, young children learn thinking skills, create content, and teach each other. Learn to manage, create and distribute content made by students using apps that meet the Common Core, surpass games and foster creativity.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 16 East Side

3:15pm

Libraries:Make Innovate Create
What innovation and creativity is possible while working within the confines of existing budgets and staffing? How can you make do with what you already have? In this fast-paced session, the technology director and librarians from Dedham Public Schools will share how they created a dynamic school library media program.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10 East Side

3:15pm

LucidPress Layout & Design
LucidPress Layout & Design has the potential to create high quality interactive digital magazines, newsletters, and more. Users can customize backgrounds, images, and fonts, add video, image galleries, scrolling text boxes and more. Share the link with your audience. When you make updates, just republish and your changes are immediately visible.

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 21 East Side

3:15pm

QR Codes: 21st Century Classrooms
QR codes are an easy way to create interactive opportunities for school/classroom engagement. Codes will lead to your desired content, by simply scanning it with a smartphone or tablet device. All you need to get started is an Internet based device and you’ll be off and running in no time!

Speakers

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 72 West Side

3:15pm

Social Media and the Common Core
Create Twiducate accounts for use in your own classroom, and generate ideas for engaging students and effectively extending the curriculum through the use of this popular social media site.


Thursday October 23, 2014 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 75 West Side

3:30pm

Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
Every hour during the conference there will be a prize awarded for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

4:15pm

Daily Prize Drawing for General Admission
There will be a prize drawing for general attendees at this time prior to the Keynote during opening announcements.

Thursday October 23, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

4:15pm

Grand Prize Drawing for ScanVENGER Hunt
This will be the daily grand prize drawing for the ScanVENGER Hunt.

Thursday October 23, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Teacher Brainstorm Area

4:15pm

Whalley Computer Grand Prize Drawing for General Admission
Aldebaran Robit with training value $15,000.00

Thursday October 23, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Next to MassCUE Table
 
Thursday, October 15
 

10:15am

Learning Is a Superpower
Discover how to unleash your students' inner superhero through empowerment, pedagogy and choice.


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Red Level 17
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

8:30am

Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology
Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology
We are teaching in an era of unprecedented change. Technology is radically redefining the way we communicate, create, and learn. This can be incredibly scary or incredibly exciting depending on your perspective. Join educator and author Catlin Tucker as she describes how the Common Core Standards open the door for new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Teachers who embrace change and learn to leverage the power of technology have the opportunity to make learning more relevant, engaging, and student-centered. Catlin will share photos and student work to demonstrate practical ideas for addressing the Common Core Standards using technology. Walk away feeling energized about this shift and eager to explore how you can use technology to place students at the center of learning and effectively transition to the Common Core.Alt+MAlt+N

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:30am - Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am
West Side Atrium

10:15am

Learning Is a Superpower
Discover how to unleash your students' inner superhero through empowerment, pedagogy and choice.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17

10:15am

Keynote Follow Up
Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
West Side Red Level Theater A

10:15am

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom - Storyboard That
Bring the power of digital storytelling to your classroom! This presentation will go over a brief history of digital storytelling followed by a look at different ways you can pair digital storytelling with lessons in ELA, History, Math, Science, and Foreign Language. Help your students ‘show what they know’ with digital storytelling and Storyboard That!

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29

10:15am

Beyond Just Blogging
With educator presenters from the kindergarten and high school ends of the public school spectrum, you’ll learn the latest ways to use blogging to grow professionally and to help your students reflect, share, and grow as learners. Featured topics include privacy, personalized learning, and building a professional network. In breakout groups you’ll make connections with other educators to increase the size of your blog audience.

Moderators
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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 20

10:15am

Blended Learning=Engaged Students
Participants will see how technology is used to create student-centered experiences and how time is spent in a constructivist classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development in... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 19

10:15am

Choose-Your-Own-Techventure
This session will focus on alternative professional development to engage teachers and staff to better track their own digital literacy learning and make choices from sessions that support their individual needs.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22

10:15am

Digital Portfolios & Reflections on Learning
Join us for an engaging session filled with tools that you can take back to your classroom for immediate implementation! Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways they can increase student engagement and get students reflecting on their learning through the use of digital portfolios.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16

10:15am

EdCamp PD: Incorporating Unconference Style PD
EdCamp has increasing become a popular professional learning structure for educators to learn and share with each other. Using this format, participants are able to determine the topics they wish to learn and grow from. Come learn about the excitement and power of EdCamp and how to incorporate this format for professional development in your own school or district.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14

10:15am

From Consumers to Creators
In this workshop, we will present digital tools that support student creation of content with a focus on students in grade 4-8. Tools to be presented including online sound recording, narrated slideshows, and image creation and we will also share examples of integration of these tools into classroom activities.

Moderators
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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14

10:15am

Google Classroom in a 1-1 Program
If you are moving to a 1-1 program, and your district uses GAFE, learn how Google Classroom can work for you and your students. Participants will use Chromebooks to join Google Classroom. The presenters will demonstrate how to setup and use Classroom for school and out of school learning possibilities.

Moderators
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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19

10:15am

Got iPads? Get Creative and Go Beyond Digital Drawing
Learn more about the SAMR model of tech integration and how it can be used to help develop creativity lessons. Take aways include tips for stop-motion animations, how to create talking pictures, ways to use Explain Everything to create informative videos, and how you can create your own matching game.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18

10:15am

Ignite student engagement through Robotics
Discover how your students can build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics system. Participants will be immersed in hands-on programming activities and learn some classroom management tips. We will cover the basics of robotics technology including: input sensors, output motors, microcontroller and the software programming environment.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18

10:15am

Leading Innovative Change
In his series “Leading Innovative Change,” George Couros explores this question: “How do we move from pockets of innovation to a culture of innovation?” This roundtable discussion will serve as an open forum for presenters and participants to share visions and strategies related to cultivating innovation on an organizational level.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16

10:15am

Middle School Project-Based Computing
Middle School Pathways in Computer Science project is bringing Medford/Everett students project-based, socially-relevant computing experiences to encourage further study in computer science. Using MIT’s App Inventor, a powerful, novice-friendly block coding environment, students make real apps on android devices. Learn about our experiences in PD, curriculum development, classroom implementation and research.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya

Teacher Learning Center Director, Medford Public Schools
Strong interest in Universal Design for Learning and how new developments in neuroscience can impact how we teach in this new age!


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23

10:15am

Rethinking Digital Citizenship
Come explore broader ways of thinking about digital citizenship that include social engagement, empowerment, critical thinking, social-emotional literacy, and social justice! (Re)Thinking digital citizenship requires putting young people at the center of our conversation, policy, and practice. Participants will reflect on ways to center students’ in their #digcit practice.Alt+MAlt+N


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17

10:15am

The Future of Learning
In education, there has been a trend to superimpose new technologies over current practice. However, mobile devices offer unique opportunities to transform our vision of learning. In this hands-on session, we will explore what the future may hold as well as build strategies that can be immediately implemented.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21

10:15am

Virtual Globetrotting with Google Maps
Google maps is a powerful tool that can be used to create simple virtual scavenger hunts, analyze data in a geographic context and even create virtual tours connected to literature or the study of geographic regions. In this session, participants learn how to create customized maps with placemarks that include text, hyperlinks, images and videos connected to locations.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10

10:15am

Vision, Preparation and Implementation of 1:1
This workshop outlines the process applied in the Duxbury Public Schools to create a 1:1 learning environment in grades 8-12. In September of 2014, 1900 students received laptops in Duxbury High School and Middle Schools. This workshop will share successes and challenges along with a timeline of the multi-year process.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26

10:15am

Why Teach Smartphone Photo?
Hopkinton High School’s new “Smartphone Photography” course leverages the power of social media and smartphone technology to help students create and collaborate. This session will share details in order to promote discussion around ways to teach the art of seeing, using social media to share photography, and smartphone camera technique.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22

10:15am

A Framework for Evaluating EdTech
How can educators make thoughtful, informed decisions when selecting technologies to use in schools or classrooms? Physics teacher and Instructional Technology Coach Greg Schwanbeck shares his framework for evaluating educational technologies—a checklist of instructional and logistical factors to consider when choosing whether or not to incorporate edtech into classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - Wednesday November 4, 2015 11:10am
Blue Level 19

11:30am

Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Take a journey with college student, Travis Allen, and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17

11:30am

3D Printing’s Role in Shaping the Future of STEM Education - NVBOTS
3D printing is having a radical impact on STEM learning and innovation cycles. However, beyond supplying a printer, 3D printable lesson plans need to be put in place, allowing students to put 3D printing into practice. Workshop attendees will learn how to effectively integrate 3D Printing into current learning environments.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 29

11:30am

Increasing the Bandwidth of Education - Stemlet
The bandwidth of education is slow, indeed the bandwidth of conversation is slow. You can only say so many words per minute, and the information rate you can teach at is generally tailored to the median learning rate of the classroom. This workshop will show you how leverage multimedia, the interactive web, and mobile devices to increase the amount of information students can absorb per classroom hour. The workshop itself will be interactive. I'll show you how to take advantage of tools like Stemlet, that requires no downloads, to easily and safely let your students engage in real-time, "tactile learning".

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 28

11:30am

A Framework for Evaluating EdTech
How can educators make thoughtful, informed decisions when selecting technologies to use in schools or classrooms? Physics teacher and Instructional Technology Coach Greg Schwanbeck shares his framework for evaluating educational technologies—a checklist of instructional and logistical factors to consider when choosing whether or not to incorporate edtech into classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 19

11:30am

Beyond the Textbook - Teaching with Open Educational Resources
This workshop is designed to get you to think beyond the textbook and see all the free possibilities that are available in the classroom. A few of the open educational resources that will be used include Google Classroom, Google Drive, Symbaloo, Planboard, Socrative, and much more.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 18

11:30am

Coaching for Success
Coaching, done well, is an art that leads to transformation of both student learning and educator outcomes. See how effective coaching can increase technology integration at all levels and encourage greatness in both staff and students.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Julia Greenstine

Julia Greenstine

K-12 Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment, Foxborough Public Schools
Julia is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment for Foxborough Public Schools. Julia began her educational career in North Carolina as a secondary English teacher. She has served as a curriculum facilitator, technology facilitator, district-wide literacy/cur... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 26

11:30am

Coaching Teachers to Student Success & Learning
The role of technology coach is a relatively new concept being adopted by districts. Student learning is augmented when teachers feel confident and successful. Whether a tech savvy teacher coaching informally, an administrator, or formal tech coach, come learn strategies for helping adults learn and adopt technology skills & processes.

Speakers

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 16

11:30am

Don't Fear the Robot
Student use of programmable technology in an elementary classroom doesn't have a be an intimidating prospect! Introductory knowledge of programming allows elementary students to develop their technical problem solving and computational skills in today’s world. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a few different programmable technologies and how they can be blended into a successful STEM curriculum.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 23

11:30am

Explain Everything & the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit
How do you capture and evaluate the process of learning? Design and media creation tools enable students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that static worksheets, paper and pencil activities, and even skill-based applications are not able to do. There are four simple media creation processes that are possible on any mobile device: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and creating screencasts.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reshan Richards

Dr. Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 18

11:30am

Google Apps for School Administrators
Google Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Forms can be used within an educational framework to save time and increase efficiency. Learn how administrators can capture data from instructional walkthroughs, easily share and showcase school news and events and manage email in boxes with filters and canned responses.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 10

11:30am

Google Chrome: A Personalized Learning Environment
Explore the Chrome browser and discover its potential to engage students. Leverage the power of Google's browser beyond merely a tool to access websites. Experience developing your own custom web portal. Envision your students taking more ownership of their learning.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 22

11:30am

Google Tools to Support Reading and Writing (AT)
Reading and writing supports are constantly being developed for Google Apps for Education and the Chrome Browser. Read&Write for Google, iPad, and Android by TextHelp are designed to assist struggling readers and writers and includes features such as word prediction, text-to-speech, picture dictionaries, highlighting, etc. TextHelp offers a FREE annual subscription for educators. This workshop will demonstrate the best Google has to offer including Read&Write, Beeline, Clearly, Read Comfortably, Dyslexie, and other extensions that work alone or in conjunction with Read&Write to add unique supports and scaffolds for our students.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 17

11:30am

Googling Portfolios: Success & Lessons Learned
Two years ago, Bedford High School, in New Hampshire, changed the way students manage their Digital Portfolio, through Google Sites. Successes and lessons learned over the past two years will be shared - an overview of the process, template creation, and ideas moving forward. Come share in our ‘Googling’ enthusiasm!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 22

11:30am

Innovate, Create, and Learn with BrainPOP’s Make-A-Map
Make-A-Map gives students the chance to transform information into knowledge by making meaningful connections between their thoughts and ideas using BrainPOP images, keywords, and movie clips. Join me as I share student work examples from my own classroom, and empower participants to get hands-on by making their own concept maps.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 14

11:30am

Make Learning Personal - Discover the Learner in Every Child
In this session participants will discover who the learners are in their classroom and how they learn best using a lens based on the neurosciences. After decades of using labels to identify who learners are, personalized learning is asking us to use a lens of Access, Engage, and Express to understand learners. This is the first step in changing perceptions of who the children are in the classroom and in discovering the learner in every child. But how do we help every child see themselves as learners every day? Why is it important for learners to understand how they learn best? Learn how a Personal Learning Profile based on Access, Engage, and Express can be used to develop a Personal Learning Backpack with tools, resources, and skills so that each learner can be empowered to support their own learning. Come on a journey to see the learner in every child using a lens and learn how to begin creating a culture of independent learners with their own Personal Learning Backpack.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Westside Red Level Theater B

11:30am

Powerful Presentations! Explore Your Students’ Creative Side!
One of the most rewarding moments as a teacher is seeing the pride in students’ faces when they present something they have created! Using PowToons Prezis and Podcasts is a fun alternative to traditional presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Google Slides. It encourages creativity, collaboration and engages the learner. Come join us for this hands-on session and we will show you examples of student work, and assist you in setting up your own accounts. We also have many other presentation tools to share (time permitting!)

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avatar for Winnie Carey

Winnie Carey

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Winnie Carey -- Holliston Public Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 20

11:30am

Read Out Loud with GAFE
The Read Out Loud program uses skilled student-readers to record short curriculum texts. Their recordings and the texts are posted to a Google site, where readers can read and listen directly on the site or download the recording and the text to any device. We will share all materials.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 19

11:30am

Using Tech to Get Through the Day
Do you have students who struggle with managing their time, organizing their belongings or regulating themselves? After a brief overview of these critical EF skills we will dive into free, freemium and paid tools for Google, OSX, and iOS (many are cross platform so Windows and Android users are welcome!).

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avatar for Karen Waddill

Karen Waddill

Director of Cotting Consulting, Cotting School
Karen is the Director of Cotting Consulting at Cotting School. Cotting Consulting provides technology based assessment, intervention and training to educational programs in the Greater Boston Area. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, h... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 14

11:30am

What does it mean to be an educational leader in this digital age?
What does quality, student-centered, technology-infused teaching and learning look like? How can an instructional leader influence successful innovations? Learn about free videos, lesson plans and a new template for classroom observations. Explore how instructional leaders, become the lead learners, modeling the innovative practices we wish to see in our classrooms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 16

11:30am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $$ to get the project going? Learn how simple it is to write a successful MassCUE grant. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria and see other innovative project ideas.

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avatar for Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Technology Integration, Worcester Academy
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is the Director of Technology Integration at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and a member of the MassCUE Board and Chair of the MassCUE Grants Committee. Her professional specializations include blended learning, global education, social media use in educa... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

Better Together: Create and Collaborate Using Google Docs and Professional Learning Networks - CourseKicker
Achieving true collaboration is schools can be a major hurdle. However, it is possible for K-12 teachers to create, share and discuss lesson plans, ideas and teaching strategies to achieve true collaboration. During this session participants will explore ways to create and collaborate like a champion using Google apps and social media tools. Lesson plans should no longer be static documents, but become living collaborations when you integrate your professional learning network using social media platforms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 29

2:00pm

Edtech Educators and Entrepreneurs Innovating Together - ASK THE TEACHER: TEACHERS KNOW BEST - LearnLaunch
Whether you are the entrepreneur aiming to develop a successful product, the administrator looking to cost-effectively implement technology in your district or school, or the teacher grappling to effectively reach your students in various ways, it is essential to brainstorm how to innovatively prepare our students for their future. Together, during this brainstorming session, we will explore what types of products are being created, what purpose they can serve, how teachers are using technology in their classrooms, and how students are being engaged to prepare them for future success. The goal is to provide opportunity to tighten the connection between the development of products and the implementation of the products in classrooms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 28

2:00pm

1:1 Digital Learning with Clarity
Learn from two Massachusetts districts how they use their individualized Clarity BrightBytes data to analyze their school’s digital teaching and learning initiatives and turn that research-based analysis into actionable next steps toward improving teacher digital competencies, and student learning outcomes.

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avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
Grace is an enthusiastic, educational leader who for over ten years has helped hundreds of educators in the New England area design and build blended learning programs for their classrooms using research-based instructional practices to help personalize student learning. Grace si... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26

2:00pm

Build Your Twitter #PLN!
Twitter is your best source of free professional development. This workshop walks you through every step of the process in becoming an active Twitter educator, from setting up your account, to finding the right chats, to being a valuable participant. Bring your device and be ready to connect through Twitter!

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avatar for Mark McNulty

Mark McNulty

3rd Grade Teacher, Hingham South Elementary


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18

2:00pm

Connected Learning Through 3D Printing
A 3D printer in a classroom turns an abstract concept into real models that students design and build. It gives shape to creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. See a 3d printer in action. Learn how to integrate one into your curriculum. When students ask, “Why do I need to learn this?”, you have an answer.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22

2:00pm

Creative Assessment 101: Infographics
This session will explore the use of Infographics as a creative assessment tool using an amazing and FREE tool called piktochart. Participants won't be disappointed in this session. BYOD

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23

2:00pm

Dare to Share Your Inner Superhero
Students love to create and share videos through social media. Imagine if they had the opportunity to share their real life superhero stories with the rest of the world. Come experience the SuperYou Curriculum written by rock star Lourds Lane and create your own iMovie Trailer starring your superhero self!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14

2:00pm

Engineering Bone Tissue: Physiology Sway
Chicken wings, PVC piping, heat guns, laughter and stop motion clay—imagine online Anatomy and Physiology this way. Identify the purpose of the activities and our blended model based on the skeleton of online courses. Together, we’ll evaluate structure and function, and collaboratively develop a plan. Create a digital artifact.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17

2:00pm

Flipping Professional Development
Reach your whole audience by flipping professional development. In this workshop, we will use Forms, YouTube, and other Google Apps to build learning opportunities for other teachers and administrators to work through on their own time and at their own pace.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22

2:00pm

iMovie Stars: Student learning comes alive with iMovie & iPads
Participants learn how to harness the power of iMovie and iPads to turn student video clips into dynamic video review of material. The best way to learn is to teach and this project allows students to teach and learn in their own language and their own medium-digital film.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

Lights, Camera, Action! Film making for Higher Order Thinking.
See how filmmaking can deepen content knowledge and foster higher order thinking skills in almost any discipline. Participants will be given step by step instructions on how to integrate professional movie making techniques into their own classroom projects. Help your students to create powerful and engaging films while learning content.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 20

2:00pm

Remixing the Curriculum
In this session, we present unique apps and web resources that are free or low cost, easy to use, and readily available to help educators meet the diverse needs of students. Tools enable teachers to present information in new ways, empower original forms of student expression, and increase student engagement.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19

2:00pm

Research & Information Literacy
Common Core specifies that students need to master how to research a topic and present it in a variety of perspectives. This hands-on workshop provides teachers with a variety of open digital tools so they can teach and scaffold the six step research process.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 25

2:00pm

Rethinking the School Library Media Center
Some of the most innovative things happening in schools today when it comes to digital content and new ways of learning are taking place in the space once known as the library. Facilitators John Marcus and Cathy Collins will share examples of the ways in which they have re-imagined spaces, roles, scheduling and staffing to allow the library to evolve into a multi-purpose learning commons. Participants will contribute to this panel discussion as challenges and strategies for success are shared.

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avatar for John Marcus

John Marcus

Director of Technology and Libraries, Sharon Public Schools
John Marcus, Ph.D., is the Assistant Superintendent for Information Systems and Administration for the Sharon Public Schools. Prior to that, John served as Director of Technology and Libraries and as Principal of the Cottage Street School in Sharon. John has been a Principal, A... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 16

2:00pm

Teaching Forward: Developing Makers in the Classroom
Join us in this hands on workshop as we explore the digital world through a series of activities that put you in the inventor seat! Learn about computer programming through Scratch and Makey Makey and how the development of logic and reasoning skills can be integrated into any subject area.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10

2:00pm

The Art of Change Leadership
In a time when schools and districts are in rapid change, the need for leaders that can navigate, support, and accelerate is growing. Join the conversation about how as a teacher, principal or district leader, you can fine tune your lens to support change and innovation

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16

2:00pm

The Best Medicine for a Grammar Migraine: How technology can save teachers time and reduce the red ink on student papers.
Missing apostrophes. Comma splices. Run-on sentences. Teaching grammar is a never-ending nightmare because students loathe worksheets and don’t improve without authentic practice. Participants will learn how to use NoRedInk.com to create interactive exercises from students’ personal interests, differentiate instruction, gather data on student weaknesses, and address the dreaded "grammar problem.”

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14

2:00pm

The Intersection of Instructional Design and Technology
This session will share experiences with iPad integration in the classroom and focus around instructional design, rather than hardware and applications. We will examine and explore instructional design with technology and develop conversations around how to plan lessons and units that shift learning from a passive, to an active experience.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Westside Red Level Theater B

2:00pm

The Power of Screentime
In this session, we will co-construct a set of criteria to evaluate the effective use of screens using Lisa Guersney's "3Cs" - Content, Context, & Child. Participants will leave armed with concrete examples as well as a set of questions to guide their evaluation of tools, apps, and activities.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17

2:00pm

Use Google Sheets for DDM Data
Easily collect and analyze DDM data with google sheets.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 18

2:00pm

When Students Build Their Own Technology Course
What happens when a district is understaffed to fulfill technology integration needs and students are eager to use their social media/technology skills in the classroom? You’ll learn the story of how one teacher and two students built their own technology integration course, influencing teachers, administration, the community, and funding it themselves. They’ll even demo their skills with a hands-on tutorial based on audience choice!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19

2:00pm

Empathy Fueled Innovation: An Intro to Design Thinking with Technology - Double Session
Learn how design thinking's user-centered approach to problem solving provides the perfect framework for addressing authentic challenges in our classrooms, schools and communities. Also, technological awesome sauce to help facilitate classrooms of design.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 15

3:15pm

Moving from Library to LibrarE
This session will focus on how we can re-imagine Librarians' work and redesign our school library spaces. For many Librarians, this process also allows us to rethink the mission and function of libraries in the digital age as centers for Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 17

3:15pm

BlocksCAD: A New Tool to Teach STEAM in the Classroom - Einstein's Workshop
Recent innovations using computer aided design (CAD) as a teaching tool have successfully engaging students in a wide range of learning environments. In this session, teachers will be shown a basic introductory CAD lesson for a short project that can easily be taught in the classroom and explore opportunities to integrate academic subjects (specifically math and engineering) into hands-on learning activities. This session will introduce teachers to BlocksCAD software, an open source, web-based, learning tool for students. Originally developed to teach elementary students as young as ten how to create their own 3D printed objects, BlocksCAD has been successfully applied in a range of learning environments in which students benefit from a visual, three-dimensional approach to understanding a variety of complex concepts Note: Teachers can use their own laptops or other devices to access program, as a limited number of laptops will be provided.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 29

3:15pm

Supporting the Development of Executive Functioning Skills for Students in the 21st Century - Intuitic | Studyo
Supporting the development of the 21st Century learner and their executive functioning skills is a challenge for any teacher. Especially, when not all classrooms are 100% digital. How then, can we bridge the gap between the digital classroom and traditional, as this change happens? During this session, you will explore tools to help your students and your teachers manage time, tasks and communication around them through the use of platforms used in schools today to help them prepare for longer-term success.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 28

3:15pm

Blended Learning=Engaged Students
Participants will see how technology is used to create student-centered experiences and how time is spent in a constructivist classroom.

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avatar for Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development in... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 16

3:15pm

Fostering Literacy Across the Early Elementary Curriculum with iPads
Learn how a few iPads in an early elementary classroom can transform learning, support literacy across the curriculum, and develop student digital portfolios. We will share a variety of student projects created with iPad apps to demonstrate literacy in ELA, Social Studies, and Math, and also show how students are able to use the SeeSaw app to easily create and share digital portfolios.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 23

3:15pm

Student Innovation Team (Help Desk)
The Shrewsbury High School Student Innovation Team serves as first-level technology support for all teachers and students in the 1:1 environment. This session will provide examples of project exemplars, flipped classroom resources, and PD presentations developed by the innovation team.

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avatar for Shawna Powers

Shawna Powers

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services, Shrewsbury Public Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 14

3:15pm

Chromebooks for All
The Google Chromebook has a number of features that support the learning of students with different abilities. This session will introduce participants to these amazing tools that support learning for ALL kids.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 22

3:15pm

From Tinkering to Tinkercad
Join us for a behind the scenes look at innovative makerspace projects, including simple machines/kinetic sculptures (science), a 3D printer manipulatives lesson (math), and ideas for stop motion animation (ELA). In the second half, participants will jump in and tinker with these tools mentioned, and more.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Friday October 23, 2015 4:10pm
Westside Red Level Theater B

3:15pm

Universal Design with Technology (UDT) to Differentiate Instruction
Participants will discover numerous ways to utilize Web 2.0 tools, tablets (iPad/Android), Chromebooks, and mobile devices to differentiate instruction and make learning successful. By the end of the session, attendees will leave with multiple UDT strategies and technology tools to create sustainable supplemental initiatives for improving teaching and learning.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Saturday October 24, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 21

3:15pm

Text is not a Four-Letter Word!
This hands-on workshop will provide teachers with access to free tools that allow students to engage in digital text. Resources include sites that have leveled reading across many grade levels, sites that will read to students, a site that will modify text to use more basic words and more.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Sunday October 25, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 25

3:15pm

Redefining Tasks with Google
Want to save your administrators and teachers time? Learn how you can redesign tasks at your school/district using Google (Forms, Spreadsheets, Add-ons). We will look at examples that may be transferable to your schools including Student Placement, Signing-in/Out of the Nurse/Library and Capturing and Disseminating Reading Data.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Monday October 26, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 10

3:15pm

Be bold, PD Differently!
Be bold, PD differently! Bring your device and actively participate in three non-traditional methods of delivering transformative teaching models to your school communities. Each participant will race, sing and uncover non-traditional approaches to delivering professional development. Walk away with models for the Amazing Race, Name that Tune and 20Time Projects.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 26

3:15pm

Networking as a Foundational Behavior of Innovation
Networking with people from different backgrounds and perspectives is a foundational behavior of innovation. The goal of this workshop is to engage participants in a critical conversation about the importance and best practices of innovative networking, as well as examine how social media can support creative behavior and professional growth.

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Timothy Allen

Principal, Birchland Park Middle School
I am a middle school principal in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. I was formerly a principal, assistant principal, and teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts. I am very interested in the motivation and inspiration of teachers, as well as the development of innovative strategies... Read More →

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 18

3:15pm

Your Google Educator Initiative
Learn about how you can create a program in your school or District that promotes educators earning their official Google Educator certificate. This workshop will describe the process that Medway High School used for creating their own Google Educator Initiative, from concept through certification and reflection.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 29, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 19

3:15pm

Interactive Portfolios
Providing students with opportunities to look at and reflect on their work puts them at the center of their learning. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore a variety of tools students can use to document their growth with an interactive web- based portfolio composed of both audio and visual components.

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avatar for Matt Cronin

Matt Cronin

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, Marblehead Charter School


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Friday October 30, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 20

3:15pm

Sherlock and Blended Learning
The Hound of the Baskervilles reading extended across multiple subjects. In teams, investigate Science, ELA, Arts, Augmented Reality, Online Psychology, and media creation tools. You’ll apply questioning and scaffolding strategies, help teams combine learning into a collaborative OneNote notebook, turned Sway or Office Mix to share back home.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 17

3:15pm

Office Mix: For Their Minds
The minds of young children gravitate towards quick snapshots that document their learning and moments of human interaction. Office Mix draws inquiry based thinking from the surface of each skill practiced, idea voiced, and student engaged to a deeper level of understanding.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Sunday November 1, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 18

3:15pm

Newton’s Journey to Being Ready for Online Testing
Come and learn how we prepared our technical infrastructure, devices, and technology staff in Newton to be ready for online testing with PARCC. We will discuss the planning, collaboration, device testing, and feedback – a process that ultimately resulted in the successful use of digital tools for online testing.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Monday November 2, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 22

3:15pm

Divide, Conquer & Inspire! Personalized Writing Instruction in the English Classroom -
This workshop explores the use of 1:1 technology and blended learning techniques for creating personalized writing intensive classes for teachers grades 6-12.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Wednesday November 4, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 19

3:15pm

Wonder Centers: Research, Collaborate and Creating in the Library, Classroom and Computer Lab with iPads
Attendees will learn about a variety of collaborative lessons used in a K-3 elementary school. Using “Wonder Centers” and iPads, the librarian/media specialist, literacy coach, classroom teachers have all collaborated within our school to integrate technology, maximize student learning and facilitate access to new information. Using fiction and nonfiction books, we guided the students using wonder questions and an inquiry based investigative process. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages: "Engaging Students," "Exploring with Students," and "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions”. A collaborative project about nocturnal animals will also be shared. Through a “wonder center”, the PebbleGo database and iPads, the students shared their learning in a ChatterPix class movie.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday November 5, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 16

3:15pm

Lights, Camera, Green Screen
Want to engage your students by creating movies using green screen technology across the curriculum? Come view how we incorporated green screen technology projects in our math, science and social studies curricula. Attendees will be able to explore and use the Do Ink app with an actual green screen!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Friday November 6, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 14
 
Thursday, October 22
 

8:30am

Dr. Jennifer Price CUEByte
Alt+MAlt+N


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
West Side Atrium

8:30am

Imagining a new K12 Computing Education in Massachusetts
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!

We will explore a strategy to transform computing education at the district level (not the classroom level) by driving demand, creating community support, offering PD, and introducing options standards.Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium
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8:30am

Maxwell Suprenant CUEByte
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!Alt+MAlt+N


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

8:30am

The End of the Sit & Get Era: Applying Pedagogy to PD
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

10:15am

Dear NGSS, Teach Engineering? What?!?
This session explains the rationale for including engineering in the new NGSS science standards and how teachers and technology specialists can include engineering in science.  The structure of the standards will be explained and specific examples given for how teachers can creatively use engineering to teach science to increase the depth of student understanding in a fun and creative way.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
Red Level 14

10:15am

10:15am

Reimagining Computing Education in MA
We will explore a strategy to transform computing education at the district level (not the classroom level) by driving demand, creating community support, offering PD, and introducing options standards.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level West Side Room 73

10:15am

10:15am

Accept, Communicate, Trust: Innovation & Improvisation
By applying three pillars of improv comedy, educators can tackle most any challenge we face in schools today, push the boundaries of possibilities -- and laugh our faces off while doing it. This interactive improv workshop intends to build the creative confidence necessary to transforming learning for the more awesome.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17

10:15am

An Easy Introduction to Programming and Robotics with 100% Success - Ergopedia
Come use an extraordinary little robot that will get your students hooked on programming and teach them math and science at the same time. Within 20 minutes even beginner students will write successful programs with simple commands such as Drive() and Right()/Left() that move the robot around a slalom, or instruct it to push a box. The curriculum includes 23 projects and lessons covering all aspects of programming from introductory concepts all the way to Arduino-compatible code that interfaces sensors and logic. Best of all, you don't need to assemble anything to get started! The ErgoBot works right out of the box on Mac, Windows, iPad, Chromebooks, and even smartphones! You don't need an internet connection and you don't even need to install any software! Math concepts include measurement, geometry and algebra. Science concepts include velocity, acceleration, motion graphs, and vectors. This is an ideal STEM-blend of physics, engineering, and technology with two levels of curriculum suitable for middle school and high school or community college.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 28

10:15am

Using 3D Design and Printing in Your Elementary and Middle School Lessons - Makers Empire
3D printing has been cited by the NMC Horizon Report as one of the leading technologies poised to dominate STEM learning in K-12 classrooms. The price of 3D printing hardware continues to drop rapidly and the introduction of this hardware into schools seems inevitable – unfortunately there is a real risk that 3D printers never fulfil their learning potential and end up as ‘stranded tech’. In this session learn how 3D design and printing can be used in the elementary and middle school classroom for real, cross-curricula learning outcomes. This session is designed for classroom teachers, librarians, and curriculum and technology specialists.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29

10:15am

'App'lauding Ipad Apps to Promote Fluency
Bring oral reading fluency reading and iPad APPs together in this interactive, academic content driven workshop. Do you work in a data-driven school, where you need to boost oral reading scores? Are you looking for a tech-savvy way to hook your readers into practicing reading more? Yes? See you there!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18

10:15am

Chromies and the Google Suite for the World Language Classroom
This hands-on workshop is for the World Language teacher in a 1:1 school or one who has access to Chromebooks. We will explore the various tools of the Google Suite, focusing on Google Classroom. Bring your Chromebook for this interactive workshop!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17

10:15am

Coders are Tomorrow's Rock Stars!
Participants will learn and engage in hands-on exploration of ScratchJr and HopScotch, two fantastic free apps that combine both STEM and STEAM. We’ll also do a quick demo of Kibo and Dash and Dot robots. Participants will leave with tips to rock the Hour of Code and beyond! Grades K-8

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Randie Groden

Teacher Librarian, Memorial School
Randie is a Teacher Librarian who loves to connect students and staff with books and technology.

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diane horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Technology Integration Specialist in a 1:1 Byod-iPad at Blake Middle School (Medfield Public Schools). Former Special Educator (moderate disabilities) in WI, OH, VA, and MA. Addicted to Makerspace/STEAM learning, Coding, Networking via Social Media and Mobile Learning!


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23

10:15am

Digital Storytelling with Alice Programming/Looking Glass Programming/even Powerpoint!
Students can collaborate and create amazing life-like stories straight out of the curriculum, from Language Arts to Social Studies to Math and Science. This workshop will show how to use the features of Alice, Looking Glass and even Powerpoint to create a digital story from a math lesson to a scene from ancient Egypt to retelling a Greek myth. Students use skills from Language Arts, technology, math, social studies and science to create a multimedia story that coincides with Common Core requirements, using Alice programming, music, and sound effects.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19

10:15am

Game Design with Unity 3D and Oculus
Students from Mashpee High School will demonstrate how 3D computer software and hardware can be utilized to learn C# programming and video game design. Unity software is used throughout the video game industry to create games and interactive visualizations. Unity Pro 5 and Oculus Rift 3D goggles will be demonstrated.


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22

10:15am

Google Apps For Common Core and Assessments
Discover how districts use GAFE as a tool to meet Common Core Standards and prepare students for state assessments. Learn how to develop 21st century learning skills through Google Apps built in features, add-ons, and extensions to develop a variety of assessment types. Come see Google Apps make the grade!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Westside Red Level Theater B

10:15am

How to get true tech integration with the Innovative Learning Program
School administrators, not teachers, decide how to spend technology dollars. As a result, teachers often receive technology they didn’t request and struggle to employ successfully. This presentation shows how shifting this paradigm to allow teachers to choose technology empowers them to create real change and innovation in their classrooms.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 20

10:15am

HS 20% Projects: Transform learning
Be bold, teach differently! Uncover a passion for learning with inquiry based instruction and prepare high school students for life beyond the classroom. Take away a simple model including: a Problem-Solution Proposal Form, a 60 Second Project Pitch, Checkpoint meetings, Weekly Exit Tickets and the culminating Ted Talk Style Speeches.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16

10:15am

Imagine - Play - Make - Create
Join us for hands-on makerspace activities designed by teachers at the Kennedy-Longfellow School and their partners from Lesley University. Explore different centers including 3D printing, Readers Theatre with KIBO robotics, Rube Goldberg and Scratch, littleBits and satellite dishes, music mania with MaKey MaKey and more!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10

10:15am

Intro to Google Classroom
Go Google Classroom! Participants will learn about creating a class/classes, adding content, and managing a class/classes. Participants will see how to use Google Classroom to communicate with the class, provide individual student feedback and add announcements. Using Google Classroom as a student and trouble shooting will also be demonstrated.

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Heidi Hebert

Technology Integration Specialist, Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16

10:15am

Project-Based Learning, Digital Storytelling and the Common Core
In this workshop, we will begin by reviewing project-based learning and digital storytelling concepts. Next, we will get hands-on with an exercise to learn how to help students find their passions and create projects related to their passions. To better understand the value of passion, we will look at some stories of entrepreneurs who followed their heart to create successful companies. We will identify how projects can align to specific subjects and grades and how 21st Century Skills, Bloom's Taxonomy and Common Core Standards align to digital storytelling activities. Finally, we will get hands-on to create a digital storytelling activity. Learning Goals: • Understand PBL and Digital Storytelling • At a high level, understand how to help students find their passions, create projects aligned with their passions and form teams • Create a digital story • At a high level, understand how to map the curriculum goals of a course to a project • At a high level, understand how to map digital storytelling activities to a project • At a high level, understand how to map Common Core Standards to a course

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Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →

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Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14

10:15am

Sixteen for ‘16: Promising Technologies, Creative Possibilities, Replicable Ideas
A fast-paced, thought-provoking session with 16 outstanding technologies and Internet resources. “Electronic Constructivism” will be defined with replicable examples. Topics include makerspaces, promising apps, avoiding flipped classroom “flops”, the “Teach to One” classroom, Apple Watch and inexpensive wearable technologies for kids. Bring your curiosity, adventurous spirit, and sense of humor!


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18

10:15am

STEAMify Your JK-Grade 8 Classroom
The Meadowbrook School has been recognized as an NAIS Model STEM School and a P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar School. Come hear how we spark creativity and build STEAM activities into our JK-8 academic curriculum at every grade level. Many projects will be shared that will apply to your classroom.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 24

10:15am

There's An App for That
Computer Science is in town. Let us help you get started using MIT’s App Inventor. See first hand how easy and fun it is to build an app of your own. Watch your students have fun as they problem solve, collaborate and create apps of their own using any curriculum.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22

10:15am

Vocabulary Loves Visual Design
Students must be fluent visual communicators to speak the language of the 21st century. This workshop immerses participants in the creative activity of interpreting complex vocabulary through visual design. Teachers will leave this workshop with the concrete resources and experiential knowledge to integrate this critical thinking activity across all disciplines.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21

10:15am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $$ to get the project going? Learn how simple it is to write a successful MassCUE grant. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria and see other innovative project ideas.

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Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Technology Integration, Worcester Academy
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is the Director of Technology Integration at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and a member of the MassCUE Board and Chair of the MassCUE Grants Committee. Her professional specializations include blended learning, global education, social media use in educa... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26

11:30am

3D Design and Print for Elementary Students
In this session, teachers and tech integration specialists looking for easy to follow 3D printing curriculum will learn how to guide their students through the design process. Using the City X curriculum, students problem solve, design and 3D print.

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Robin Tucceri

Technology Integration Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
Former fifth grade teacher now working as a technology integration specialist. Interested in collaborating with teachers, students, administrators.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 23

11:30am

APP INVENTOR 2: FREE,FUN,AND EASY!
An introduction to App Inventor 2, for those with no experience with App Inventor, and those who have used the prior version, and want to learn the newest version . I'll demonstrate how easy it is to set up an account and get started. I'll share examples of student-created apps and useful resources for educators and learners. I'll review changes from the prior version to the new version, to help prior users to transition. Participants will have an opportunity to create a simple app, using their mobile smartphone or tablet.

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Michael Englander

Computer Science Teacher, North Attleboro High School
I have been teaching computer science for more than twenty years. I also teach AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Graphics, and Web Page Design. I am also a community college professor.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 19

11:30am

Assistive Technology - what, where, when, how?
Explore ways to give students access to the curriculum. We will define assistive technology and discuss the differences between assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. You will understand how assistive technology (AT) helps students with disabilities gain access to the curriculum and what is means to consider AT with students on IEPs. We will touch upon resources to support student access.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 22

11:30am

Capture the Moment
Using the iPad camera as an app is a powerful, exciting and simple way to enhance learning. Participants will gain unique ideas on how to use photos alone and smash photos with other apps to create activities that will help your students think deeper, show their learning and increase their creativity.

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Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School
I am passionate about using technology, creativity, inquiry and collaboration to enhance student learning.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 22

11:30am

Creative Outdoor Weaving (Innovative Learning Environment)
This presentation will focus on the collaboration between art and classroom educators. An old wooden fence became an inspiration of an ongoing work of outdoor art. We will share methods for documenting student learning using ebooks and several other technology tools.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 26

11:30am

Design for Classroom Teachers
Learn the basics of strong, effective design for all of your instructional materials, whether they be printed or electronic. We will go over a simple four-part design philosophy designed for teachers of all levels and knowledge.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 19

11:30am

Differentiated Project Based Learning Using Google Apps
Nervous about using Google Apps to support project based learning? This workshop will showcase student learning and the use of Google Apps to enhance project based learning in the middle science classroom. Students will present with their teachers.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 10

11:30am

Digital Citizenship - Experience Lessons from the Student POV
Be the student as you participate in two interactive lessons on digital citizenship exploring “online safety” and “cyberbullying.” Attendees will also learn how The Meadowbrook School implemented its K-8 curriculum, watch videos of lessons in action, and gain access to Meadowbrook’s online resources for building a school-wide Digital Citizenship program.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 18

11:30am

Educational Vlogging: a 21st Century Platform for 21st Century Problems
Students in Auburn, MA, are embracing a 1:1 computing initiative by exploring the bounds of digital citizenship in their weekly video blog series, 'The One to One Diaries.' Vlogging provides students with healthy 21st century outlets to reflect upon their 21st century problems. Video reflection is used as a means for accessing the speaking and listening curriculum in English Language Arts classes when students submit weekly reflections ranging in topic from 1:1 Implementation, to app highlights, to PARCC Preparation.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 20

11:30am

Enhancing Labs with Google Apps
Expand learning opportunities and digital literacy during labs with Google Apps. Learn how to employ Google to gather more data for robust results with clearer relationships, capture observations in pictures and videos not words, and upgrade reports into presentations or videos, allowing students to demonstrate their understanding in new ways!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 16

11:30am

Essays Made Easy With OneNote
When middle and high school students use Microsoft’s OneNote and OneDrive on a tablet computer to write essays, the entire process becomes more efficient and allows for greater collaboration. The result is often stronger student work and a deeper understanding of the essay-writing process as a whole.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 14

11:30am

Genius Hour in Fourth Grade
Through a dedicated Genius Hour, elementary students explored their strengths, developed team skills and, most importantly, learned how to think “out of the box”. Join about the journey that students and teachers took implementing the 4C’s and the role that digital learning tools, such as blogs, Google Classroom, Google Docs and iPad creation & reflection apps, played.

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Lisa Sanderson

Digital Learning Specialist, Abbot Elementary School
Lisa is the Digital Learning Specialist at Abbot. She is Google Certified Level 1.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 21

11:30am

How Design Thinking Contributes to Innovation
Innovation is all the rage, and we all want to be innovators. Is this possible? We will explore Design Thinking to see how it contributes to innovation. Included will be a hands-on activity to see how innovative you can be.

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Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 14

11:30am

iCreate to Educate - Stop Motion Animation Projects
Learn how to use Stop Motion Animation for enhancing the curriculum. Stop Motion Animation is easy to use and students are very motivated and creative when they use it. In this workshop you will learn how to use HUE Animation Studio Software and cameras to make a short movie

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Anne Marie Wyman

Walpole Public Schools


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 17

11:30am

iPads in the Elementary Classroom
In this workshop, teachers will learn about a variety of apps being used in K-5 classrooms at Bancroft School and High Plain Elementary. In addition, project ideas and student work samples will be shared.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 16

11:30am

Kinesthetic learning games for inclusive classrooms
The goal of this workshop is to show how award-winner Kinect learning games can help children with learning disabilities such as autism, dyspraxia, ADHD improve their executive functions and cognitive skills. Examples of how to measure the learning effectiveness of the use of these learning games in authentic classroom will be given


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 15

11:30am

Minecraft EDU and 21st Century Learning
Utilize Minecraft EDU (the educational version of Minecraft) to teach coding and digital literacy skills. Hear about our experiences (good and bad) using Minecraft EDU with upper-elementary students, and leave prepared to offer a club at your own school.Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Westside Red Level Theater B

11:30am

Neutralize the Instagram Attitude
Take away an effective digital storytelling model curriculum unit which can be directly applied to any non-fiction, theme-based curriculum. Prepare your students for college and career readiness by providing them the backdrop for a sound college application essay. Any mobile device can achieve the same astonishing results. Let your students do the talking!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 24

11:30am

SIMPLE Web Tools To Support Communication, Collaboration & Participation
Do you want to incorporate more digital web tools into your lessons, but just can’t find the time to learn about, or implement them? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to promote and support class participation and collaboration? Are you looking to offer more blended or flipped experiences to your students? Do you want TIME to learn and play? This workshop will teach you how you can incorporate SIMPLE web tools into your EXISTING lesson plans. Whether you are looking for some ideas to help you present material to your students, or for tools that students can use to demonstrate understanding of content, or collaborate with others, this workshop will provide you with a variety of intriguing new digital ways. There’s something here for everyone! Dig in and enjoy! Digital Tools covered: NearPod, PearDeck, Zaption, BackChannel Chat, and Remind.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 25

11:30am

The 3D Classroom
3D Printers in the Classroom... how to use them to teacher the STEM based classroom. Teaching Prototype and Design Process through real projects created and executed by the student.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 18

11:30am

Students become our leaders of TODAY not TOMORROW
The biggest insult you can give a young person is to tell them that they are the leaders of tomorrow. By doing so, you imply they lack the power or ability to lead today! In this session, iSchool Initiative founder Travis Allen will facilitate presentations lead by high school students from Foxborough Public Schools as they share with the audience how they are leading their districts technology initiative!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17

11:30am

The Virtuous Cycle of Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum - Academic Merit
In this era of 21st century skills, never has it been more important to help students become good writers and good critical thinkers. In this session, the importance of the connection between teacher professional development, student assessment, and data driven instruction, especially targeted towards writing and critical thinking will be explored. This session will be a great primer for anyone who is interested in applying any set of standards, including the Common Core, and seeing how the power of a digital-based rubric assists in connecting the standards to instruction. Additionally, this session will dissect the power of digital tools that assist in teacher professional development, assessment and instruction around close reading and writing.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 28

11:30am

Using Google Sheets for the Massachusetts STE Question Swap - JogNog
Ever been to a "plant swap" where local gardeners bring in their plants and bulbs from their home gardens to exchange with others? What if science teachers did the same thing? What if we all worked together to understand and create assessments for the new Massachusetts science standards? Well that’s just what we did with the first-ever "Question Swap". Teachers from around the state used commonly shared Google Sheets to swap and share and edit science questions for the new science standards. Each participant contributed just a few questions of their own but left with a complete library of questions for each of the 80+ standards in all four strands (Physical, Earth and Space, Technology / Engineering, and Life). Teachers are now using the questions for their pre- and post-assessments, in-class quizzes, Common Assessments, and District Determined Measures. Come to this talk to find out how we organized the collaboration with Google Sheets and join in the fun as we continue to swap and improve the quiz questions for each of the new standards.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 29

2:00pm

Slay the Sit & Get Professional Development Dragon
This session will explore ways to develop a differentiated technology integration PD model, a model that recognizes the importance of accommodating your staff’s wide range of learning styles and of supporting their varying skills and experiences with technology integration. Participants will explore numerous practical examples of blended and differentiated PD models.


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17

2:00pm

1:1 Real-Time Blended Learning and Assessment - A success story you can replicate! - Bedford High School
During this hands-on workshop you will experience for yourself how I have implemented a real-time blended learning and assessment solution in my 1:1 classroom. This solution has increased my students’ performance by 10-20% and reduced my grading time by 80%. You will see how students receive instant feedback and immediate assistance as they are working on their assignments both in and out of class. You will also see how I get real-time access to their results and their work so I know before they arrive at class, or as they are doing work in class, what specific issues need to be addressed. This allows me to be a more proactive teacher and my students to be more independent learners. Note: This is a hands–on workshop, so bring your mobile computing device (tablets preferred) and learn how to replicate these benefits in your classroom.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 28

2:00pm

Action! Create! Excite! Engage!
Action packed language arts session where participants will see the optimal blending of learning, technology, engagement, the CCSS, and fun, using iPads and other hand-held devices. Student work samples will be shared, lesson plans, and original idea generating encouraged. BYOD if you can. Some iPads available.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22

2:00pm

Creating the Uncommon Classroom
Move past the common classroom of hand raising and paper collecting and into the uncommon classroom where web2.0 tools transform learning and teaching. Learn how simple and inexpensive it is to begin using online tools to help transform a classroom and create benefits for students and teachers alike.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17

2:00pm

Dare to Scratch
In this hands-on workshop participants will see examples of middle-school student-created Scratch projects as well as learn the software. Participants will leave with materials, ideas and knowledge of how to access the extensive on-line support community. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the basics of computer programming.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24

2:00pm

Discussion and Debate 2.0
Foster discussion, debate, and academic vocabulary for grades 4- 8 by implementing the Word Generation curriculum on iPads.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22

2:00pm

Easy STEM Investigations
Increase student engagement, motivation and learning with these worthwhile hands-on STEM investigations. Students will rise to the challenges of Building a Sail Car, Paper Bridges, Roller Coasters and other creative thought-provoking problems. Once you use these types of projects-your students will be hooked and so will you!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23

2:00pm

Fuel-Fit Kidnections
Through rotating fitness stations and reflections recorded with Explain Everything posted to a blog for encouraging commenting with the Westford community and college Physical Education pre-service teachers, Fifth Graders at Abbot School documented what they ate and how they felt during P.E. class. This workshop will share our work.

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Lisa Sanderson

Digital Learning Specialist, Abbot Elementary School
Lisa is the Digital Learning Specialist at Abbot. She is Google Certified Level 1.


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

Intro to Coding - A hands-on guide to building mobile apps
What if you told your students that instead of using apps or playing games on their devices - they could build their own apps? This workshop will introduce App Inventor, a free web-based programming environment, which allows users to quickly and easily develop mobile applications right from a web browser.

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Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14

2:00pm

Keeping Learning at the Center of Blended Learning
Participants in this session will engage in the use of GoogleForms, Padlet, AnswerGarden and BlendSpace to deepen understanding of blended learning as it relates to the essential question of, “How can we insure that learning stays in the center of a blended learning model?”

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16

2:00pm

Library Drab to Media Center Fab
Does your library struggle to attract students? We threw away typical library rules, rearranged furniture, purchased Chromebooks and iPads, and developed new courses. Students now use the media center to access technology, become critical researchers, and socialize. Hear our journey to make the media center the “hub” of the school.Alt+MAlt+N


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14

2:00pm

Live Sharable Progress Tracking
Use google sheets to construct continuously-updating student records. Give each student a way to view only their data in real time and have the ability to easily share your data with parents or colleagues for individual students or groups of students. Some experience with google sheets helpful.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26

2:00pm

MakerSpaces - Who? What? When? How? Why?
This session will be a combination of conversation and hands-on experience designed to help you understand what a MakerSpace is, what a MakerSpace might look like at a public school.

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Julie Spang

Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District
Julie is a former Grade 3-12 classroom teacher and currently the Digital Learning Coach for Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Common Sense Certified Educator: Digital Citizenship, co-organizer of Edcamp Grafton & North Shore... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10

2:00pm

Middle School Math 3D Printing
Hands on workshop using 3D printing to learn math!

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