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Saturday, February 23
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast

Fuel up for an awesome day of PD


Saturday February 23, 2013 8:00am - 8:30am
Cafeteria

8:00am

Registration & Exhibit Hall

Pick up conference materials and visit with exhibitors


Saturday February 23, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Gymnasium

9:00am

Opening Ceremony

Blast off with some motivational words from local educational leaders


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Gymnasium

9:30am

Engaging Students with Video Game Programming

Video game programming is a great way to extend your math curriculum, or to enhance your elective wheel, GATE program, or after school program. Using a relatively simple drag and drop system, students can create and share their own video games. Along the way they will engage in practical, logical, algebraic and geometric problem solving.

Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ PC

 


Speakers
avatar for Nolan Cluff

Nolan Cluff

Math and Technology Teacher, Creekside Middle School
I love to play games - board games, war games, card games, any game that lets me laugh with friends and sparks my imagination. | | I teach math, robotics and game programming. Next year I will add Project Lead the Way's Gateway Module Design and Modeling.
avatar for Jeff Greenhalgh

Jeff Greenhalgh

Math 6/Video/Graphic Design, Creekside Middle School


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00am
N111

9:30am

2.0 tools for you. Engagement for them.

Come take a look at the exciting world of Web 2.0 tools.  These free, web-based tools can be implemented in the classroom to bolster student engagement and support learners as they look to conquer the SBAC exam in 2014.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Kelley Day

Kelley Day

California Learning Resource Network
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into classroom instruction as well as the 1:1 implementation into the alternative education setting. His passion is helping educators develop 21st century skills that... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
C102

9:30am

Digital Technology & the Common Core

General overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), emphasizing the role of technology within the curriculum. In addition, the use of technology in assessment will be discussed.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Poole

Dawn Poole

Professor, California State University Stanislaus
The coming of the Common Core is exciting for those of us with an interest in technology, as the changing curriculum gives teachers more opportunities to engage students in ways that are facilitated by technology.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
C120

9:30am

Don’t Create a Lousy Online or Blended Course

So you want to create an online, blended, or flipped classroom? With CLRN now certifying online courses, the University of California will require that homegrown online courses meet more rigorous criteria. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and create courses that engage students, incorporate multiple media, and challenge students to apply their knowledge.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
BB

Brian Bridges

Director, ESS, eLearning Strategies Symposium
@bbridges51 @elearns My Blog http://brianbridges.org


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N109

9:30am

Edmodo: Creating a Community with Social Media

Have you ever wondered if using a social network could help motivate your students and enhance learning? Edmodo can do just that, and a whole lot more. This social media platform is designed to connect you with your students and parents in order to collaborate, share content, and access online assignments, grades, and receive instant feedback within a safe environment. This presentation will help you setup your free Edmodo account, add a class or specific group of students, and provide ideas on how to integrate Edmodo into your classroom while enhancing the ability to create a sense of community amongst your students.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Ed. Tech, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Gregg is the Project Coordinator of Ed. Tech in Modesto, CA at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Previously he worked 15 years for the Modesto City Schools district as a 6th grade classroom teacher. Gregg holds a Masters Degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University where he was elected Valedictorian of his class and earned the Advanced Achievement Award by his colleagues. He also serves as an Edmodo Certified... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N107

9:30am

Engaging Students in a 1:1 School

This is an overview of the resources, applications, and strategies that Le Grand High School and the teachers are doing/using to engage students, provide resources, and prepare students for Common Core. This is a work in progress.  In the Fall 2012 semester, Le Grand High moved to a complete one-to-one iPad/Netbook model.  iPads were distributed.Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Alison Lopez

Alison Lopez

English Teacher/ Technology Coach, Le Grand High School
I teach college prep and honors freshman English, as well as AP English Literature for seniors. At Le Grand High School, we are in our 8th year using GAFE and our 4th year of an iPad 1:1 program. All my courses have been virtually paperless since we began using iPads. I am also the technology coach for faculty, assisting them with basic instructional iPad use, as well as training them in the use of our new LMS, Canvas by Instructure.
avatar for Michael Magboo

Michael Magboo

Principal/IT Director, Le Grand Union High School District
Mike Magboo is the Granada HS and Le Grand Adult School principal as well as the IT Director with the Le Grand UHSD, a Technology Coach, Father, Husband, and all around good guy. Mike has been an educator for over 20 years. Mike is very passionate about technology and EdTech Professional Learning. | | "Lead students to greatness, follow through on your promises to them, and get out of the way when they are creative." | | Today's... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
C106

9:30am

Free Web Resources to Help Learn and Teach with Common Core Standards

The new standards are here! Change is never easy but the good news is that there are many on-line resources that will help us embrace and successfully implement these new standards. Come explore the many free online resources that are available to help ease this transition. From videos to blogs and lesson plans-you will be amazed at the free resources out there!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Sara Martin

Sara Martin

Technology Coordinator and Technology Instructional Coach, Hart-Ransom School
Sara Martin is a full-time educator and Technology Coordinator for the past 20 years with Hart-Ransom School District in Modesto, California. In her 24 years of K-8 education she has been able to blend her passion for teaching with a commitment to leveraging technology. She is a firm believer in using technology as a tool to increase engagement, instill the value of collaboration and deepen concept understanding. Sara received her master's... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N121

9:30am

Google Docs in Primary Grades

A quick down to earth presentation on how we used Google Apps in the First Grade classroom and how you can too!’

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-3

Teachers

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Juli Kimbley

Juli Kimbley

Program Specialist, CUE
I am a Professional Learning Specialist for CUE Inc and handle many of the projects that come through the CUE doors. I write and design mathematics curricula for Fresno Unified, am contributing author for Focus on the Family, providing Early Childhood Education articles and author of five books. I have been a lifelong educator and have devoted the past 30 years to education, teaching my own kids as well as working in various settings, such as... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N106

9:30am

iPads & the Common Core

Two powerful forces are changing the educational system - iPads and the Common Core.  In this workshop, strategies and resources will be explored to develop a student workflow to leverage iPads in the implementation of the Common Core.  Participants will become familiar with the 21st Century skills embedded in the Common Core - the  4Cs - Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Communication and how these skills can be developed using iPads and selected technology resources.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Teachers, Librarians

Demonstration

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N123

9:30am

Lights, Camera, Action!

Shooting film on your iOS device has never been easier. Learn which apps to use to great fun effects and shoot videos that look and feel professional. Discover easy ways to incorporate film shot by students into any lesson plan. Bring your iPad or iPhone and get ready to download some apps as we have some fun.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-3

Teachers

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Soeth

Matthew Soeth

Activity Direcotr, Tracy Unified School District
One thing I learned early on from my first career is that life should be fun. I love what I do but do not make it my life. I have great friends and a great family. Most of my time is spent either with my family at home or helping out my students at school. I have become active in the Ed Tech Policy world advocating for youth and social media.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N105

9:30am

More On the iPad

Teaching a presentation program isn't just about the bells and whistles of an iPad App. What do you need to know when teaching students to use an iPad and a presentation App like Keynote? In this session, we will discuss how to teach Keynote to students so that they can create presentations with real content. Bring your iPad and get to work!

Beginner, Intermediate

4-12

Teachers

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Eileen Thorpe

Eileen Thorpe

Teacher on Special Assignment, Calaveras Unified School District
I've always been interested in technology. Technology has opened the door for creative learning. Student learning is a priority and technology enhances the learning environment.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N119

9:30am

Preparing Our Students for Life in a Digital World

Today’s children are known as Digital Natives. Almost all of them will use computers, smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, and other forms of technology before even reaching adulthood. Too often, however, they don’t know the potential dangers and pitfalls of these tools. The Federal e-Rate program requires that all schools receiving e-Rate funds implement a program to train their students in Digital Citizenship. Common Sense Media offers districts free support and resources to offer this instruction; with lesson plans, handouts, assessments, videos, and more. Come learn how to get the most out of this valuable web site.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Librarians

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Odell

Kathryn Odell

Instructional Technolgy Coach, Lodi USD


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N117

9:30am

Rethink: Teaching Art across the Curriculum with SFMOMA ArtThink

Integrate art, history, language arts and cultural studies into your core curriculum with SFMOMA ArtThink!  Find out how teachers are increasing visual literacy and artistic understanding by incorporating interactive media, hands-on lessons, and other resources. ArtThink connects students with artists’ voices, artworks, and cultural perspectives. The ArtThink activities are designed to integrate technology into the classroom, teach the California State Learning Standards, and increase students’ understanding of the role of the arts in our diverse and democratic society.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
EK

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
C100

9:30am

SMART Board 101

Do you have a SMART Board? Think you know the basics?  Think again! Put the pens away and learn the true power of a SMART board. It is much more than an electronic whiteboard. It is a tool that helps all teachers design and deliver instruction that is engaging and effective. LearnWalk away with tools and strategies that help all teachers!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Tony Spittell

Tony Spittell

Educational Services TOSA, Magnolia School District
Tony Spittell is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California where he supports the district with digital integration and curriculum. He created Common Core English Language Arts digital learning experiences for the district and provided professional development in digital literacy. In addition, Tony serves on the Orange County CUE board and has delivered presentations across the country. He holds a... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
C105

9:30am

Unleash Your Inner Musician-Creating Music on an iPad

This workshop will demonstrate the advances in software on the iPad and Android Mobile platforms for allowing students and teachers to easily create music with an iPad.   In this workshop we will create music using some of the most innovative musical instruments to date on the iPad/Android devices and show you how to record and export your creations for use in other multimedia projects. Come learn how creating music on an iPad can be creative and fun for you and your students. This concurrent session will focus on free and low cost music applications that appropriate for learners of all ages.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for John Patten

John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students and staff with life long learning skills. Current interests include VR technology (http://www.vrstorydesign.com), design, water (all forms) sports, and... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
N103

9:30am

What's New in Microsoft Office 2010

Supercharge your Microsoft Office 2010 suite by using these powerful tips. This session will build your skills and help you become familiar with the new layout, learn how it operates and where the functions are located and grouped. Hear about time saving techniques to help your work faster and be more productive using the new features to help you in your day-to-day work.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstaration

 


Speakers
avatar for Jody Burdick

Jody Burdick

Applications Support Specialist, Stanislaus County Office of Education
I am passionate about empowering staff with tips and tricks in the day-to-day use of software applications. I enjoy being creative and utilizing new ideas and approaches to improve the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe products.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
B104

9:30am

Google Apps and the Common Core

Collaboration and publication of student work is central to the Common Core standards.  Google Apps provide the perfect tools for achieving these goals.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ Mac

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
B126

9:30am

Introduction to iBooks Author

Join us for this hands-on session to experience how you and your students can use iBooks Author to fulfill your potential as publishing authors. Not only can you create interactive multi-touch textbooks to be read on iPads, but also your students can create their own books, included embedded images, movies, audio clips, and links to the Internet. Feel free to bring your iPad to take home the book that you create.

Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Teachers, Librarians

Hands-on/ Mac

Click here for session resources


Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
C110

9:30am

PowerPoint for Beginners

This class will provide an introduction to the presentation program, Microsoft PowerPoint. The course explains how to use the different slides and how to move and navigate between slides and how to view the presentation Learn how to create a simple presentation, create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply designs, work with views, and run the slide show. Class will also cover how to save, print, and open presentations.

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff

Hands-on, PC

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
C108

9:30am

Sassy Google Spreadsheets and Scripts

Harness the awesome power of data. Communicate efficiently with parents, students, and administrators. Google spreadsheets and scripts combine to create powerful, time-saving tools for educators.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ PC

 


Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

alicekeeler.com
I am a mother of five children, have a master’s degree in educational media design and technology and am working on my doctorate in EdTech with an emphasis in games and simulation. While working on my masters degree in 2009, I realized the power of games to motivate students, so I’ve been working on applying gamification techniques and games in my instruction, built with Sheets.
avatar for David Malone

David Malone

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
David Malone is a Teacher on Special Assignment with San Francisco Unified School District's Educational Technology Department and adjunct faculty at Touro University in Vallejo, California. He is on the Board of Directors for Computer-Using Educators, serves on the technology committee for the Diocese of Oakland, and a curriculum developer for the Leading Edge Certification: Digital Educator program. He co-authored the Explain Everything User... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
B123

9:30am

The Wonderful World of Google

Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sites, Google+, and More ...

You’ve used Google to search for almost everything!  Now, click More and see how Google has a free set of cloud based, customizable tools that allow educators to collaborate and communicate in a more effective and efficient manner.  Instantly chat, hangout, and communicate with Google+, Gmail and Google Hangouts.  Share, upload, and collaborate on documents and presentations via Google Drive.  Create custom websites, add content, attachments, and embed media with Google Sites.  Create online surveys and instantly view the results neatly organized in a spreadsheet with Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets.  Get organized and share events with Google Calendar.  And upload and share photos & videos, with Google Photos.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ PC 

 


Speakers
avatar for Lee Ollar

Lee Ollar

Educator, La Loma Junior High School


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
B103

10:30am

Break & Exhibit Hall

Catch your breath and gear up for another session


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Gymnasium

11:00am

Aerohive Networks in Education

Learn how an Aerohive Networks WLAN solution can benefit your initiatives for 1:1, BYOD, iPad and Laptop carts and other important applications for the current and next generation of students and educators.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Tech Support Staff

Vendor Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for AeroHive (Robert Biala)

AeroHive (Robert Biala)

Sales Engineer, AeroHive
avatar for James Forbes

James Forbes

Senior Systems Engineer, Northern California, Aerohive Networks


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am
B104

11:00am

2.0 tools for you. Engagement for them.

Come take a look at the exciting world of Web 2.0 tools.  These free, web-based tools can be implemented in the classroom to bolster student engagement and support learners as they look to conquer the SBAC exam in 2014.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Kelley Day

Kelley Day

California Learning Resource Network
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into classroom instruction as well as the 1:1 implementation into the alternative education setting. His passion is helping educators develop 21st century skills that... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
C102

11:00am

A Virtual Environment Created Just for Learners – MinecraftEDU

MinecraftEDU is software that allows teachers to create virtual environments where students can simultaneously collaborate, build, and explore virtual environments created by their teacher. In this concurrent session we will demonstrate installation and set up of a virtual MineCraftEDU environment, instructional strategies for incorporating online blended learning within MineCraftEDU.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for John Patten

John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students and staff with life long learning skills. Current interests include VR technology (http://www.vrstorydesign.com), design, water (all forms) sports, and... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N103

11:00am

Apple TV and iPads: Your Digital Swiss Army Knife

If you have an iOS device and you add an Apple TV to your classroom projector, you'll immediately have access to all the best tools for teaching: a wireless doc cam, a tablet you can write on and wirelessly project, a replacement for an interactive whiteboard, a wireless web cam, and a "clicker" controller.

The cost? Only $150 if you have an iPad and a projector already. Find out how to hook it all up AND some of the best apps to use!

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading professional learning and his creation, the CUE Rock Star Camp series, with over 50 camps since 2011. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School, which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 which has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
C100

11:00am

Cell Phones in the Classroom

We know students have phones; they are on them constantly, so how do we develop ways to have students use their phones productively in class? No matter what people tell you, students are not as tech savvy as we think: they text, maybe tweet, Facebook and sometimes game. They do not see phones as tools for learning. For teachers, we need to utilize curriculum and develop classroom management strategies that help students to use phones productively. You will walk away with tested classroom management strategies that work along with lesson ideas and online resources that you can use with your students on their phones starting right away. We will also go over some of the legal concerns you will want to be aware of to keep your parents and administrators informed and involved in the process.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Soeth

Matthew Soeth

Activity Direcotr, Tracy Unified School District
One thing I learned early on from my first career is that life should be fun. I love what I do but do not make it my life. I have great friends and a great family. Most of my time is spent either with my family at home or helping out my students at school. I have become active in the Ed Tech Policy world advocating for youth and social media.


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N105

11:00am

Engaging Students in a 1:1 School

This is an overview of the resources, applications, and strategies that Le Grand High School and the teachers are doing/using to engage students, provide resources, and prepare students for Common Core. This is a work in progress.  In the Fall 2012 semester, Le Grand High moved to a complete one-to-one iPad/Netbook model.  iPads were distributed.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Alison Lopez

Alison Lopez

English Teacher/ Technology Coach, Le Grand High School
I teach college prep and honors freshman English, as well as AP English Literature for seniors. At Le Grand High School, we are in our 8th year using GAFE and our 4th year of an iPad 1:1 program. All my courses have been virtually paperless since we began using iPads. I am also the technology coach for faculty, assisting them with basic instructional iPad use, as well as training them in the use of our new LMS, Canvas by Instructure.
avatar for Michael Magboo

Michael Magboo

Principal/IT Director, Le Grand Union High School District
Mike Magboo is the Granada HS and Le Grand Adult School principal as well as the IT Director with the Le Grand UHSD, a Technology Coach, Father, Husband, and all around good guy. Mike has been an educator for over 20 years. Mike is very passionate about technology and EdTech Professional Learning. | | "Lead students to greatness, follow through on your promises to them, and get out of the way when they are creative." | | Today's... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
C106

11:00am

FREE Live Videoconferencing with California State Parks

The Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Program delivers FREE interactive and engaging videoconference presentations live from state parks throughout California to students in their classrooms.

Participate with California State Parks in this interactive presentation and learn how to dynamically engage and connect students to park resources and professionals with free videoconferencing.  Join us as we explore the online Units of Study, and videoconference with several of the PORTS distance learning sites to learn how you can bring park resources and park professionals into your classroom.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Berndt Stolfi

Berndt Stolfi

PORTS Program Coordinator, California State Parks
My goal is to connect California's students to California State Parks in meaningful and inspirational ways. I believe our free, educational units of study and free videoconfereneces do that.


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N107

11:00am

Free Web Resources to Help Learn and Teach with Common Core Standards

The new standards are here! Change is never easy but the good news is that there are many on-line resources that will help us embrace and successfully implement these new standards. Come explore the many free online resources that are available to help ease this transition. From videos to blogs and lesson plans-you will be amazed at the free resources out there!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians 

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Sara Martin

Sara Martin

Technology Coordinator and Technology Instructional Coach, Hart-Ransom School
Sara Martin is a full-time educator and Technology Coordinator for the past 20 years with Hart-Ransom School District in Modesto, California. In her 24 years of K-8 education she has been able to blend her passion for teaching with a commitment to leveraging technology. She is a firm believer in using technology as a tool to increase engagement, instill the value of collaboration and deepen concept understanding. Sara received her master's... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N121

11:00am

Google Docs in Primary Grades

A quick down to earth presentation on how we used Google Apps in the First Grade classroom and how you can too!’

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-3

Teachers

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Juli Kimbley

Juli Kimbley

Program Specialist, CUE
I am a Professional Learning Specialist for CUE Inc and handle many of the projects that come through the CUE doors. I write and design mathematics curricula for Fresno Unified, am contributing author for Focus on the Family, providing Early Childhood Education articles and author of five books. I have been a lifelong educator and have devoted the past 30 years to education, teaching my own kids as well as working in various settings, such as... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N106

11:00am

Grades K-4 Common Core ELA Activity Ideas

Featured will be free web-based resources that target grades K-4 ELA Common Core Standards. Ideas for implementation in classrooms with limited technology resources will be discussed.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-4

Administrators, Teachers,Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Poole

Dawn Poole

Professor, California State University Stanislaus
The coming of the Common Core is exciting for those of us with an interest in technology, as the changing curriculum gives teachers more opportunities to engage students in ways that are facilitated by technology.


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
C120

11:00am

Great eLearning vs. Online Road Kill: How Can You Tell the Difference?

What should you expect from a great online course? How do you know if it’s any good, if your students will be highly engaged, if activities provide multiple learning paths, if the course is accessible to all students or if teaching and learning goes beyond knowledge and comprehension? We’ll review iNACOL’s standards for quality online courses, explain how to take a course for a test drive, share how to select engaging courses and speak to course features you should be expecting from publishers

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
BB

Brian Bridges

Director, ESS, eLearning Strategies Symposium
@bbridges51 @elearns My Blog http://brianbridges.org


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N109

11:00am

iPads & the Common Core

Two powerful forces are changing the educational system - iPads and the Common Core.  In this workshop, strategies and resources will be explored to develop a student workflow to leverage iPads in the implementation of the Common Core.  Participants will become familiar with the 21st Century skills embedded in the Common Core - the  4Cs - Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Communication and how these skills can be developed using iPads and selected technology resources.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Teachers, Librarians

Demonstration

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N123

11:00am

More On the iPad

Teaching a presentation program isn't just about the bells and whistles of an iPad App. What do you need to know when teaching students to use an iPad and a presentation App like Keynote? In this session, we will discuss how to teach Keynote to students so that they can create presentations with real content. Bring your iPad and get to work!

Beginner, Intermediate

4-12

Teachers

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Eileen Thorpe

Eileen Thorpe

Teacher on Special Assignment, Calaveras Unified School District
I've always been interested in technology. Technology has opened the door for creative learning. Student learning is a priority and technology enhances the learning environment.


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N119

11:00am

Simplify Your Life with Your Digital Swiss Army Knife

This session is designed to provide all educators with tried-and-true free tools that will instantly streamline your workload. Before you become completely bogged down and give up altogether on the chance to innovate, we will provide you with tools that work easily together and you can feel inspired to do fantastic work with your students, without sacrificing the inevitable mechanics of an educator’s daily life.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Lrng, Krause Ctr for Innovation
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google Certified Teacher-CommonSenseMedia Trainer-Sony Educational Ambassador-Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
N117

11:00am

SMART Effective Instruction

If you have a SMART Board and want to learn how to effectively engage and instruct your students, this session is for you. It's not about the board, it's about the instruction.  Go deeper into SMART Notebook and learn the unlimited free resources that are available to integrate into your curriculum and instruction. Make your lessons more engaging, easier, and effective!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers,  Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Tony Spittell

Tony Spittell

Educational Services TOSA, Magnolia School District
Tony Spittell is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California where he supports the district with digital integration and curriculum. He created Common Core English Language Arts digital learning experiences for the district and provided professional development in digital literacy. In addition, Tony serves on the Orange County CUE board and has delivered presentations across the country. He holds a... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
C105

11:00am

Google Apps and the Common Core

Collaboration and publication of student work is central to the Common Core standards.  Google Apps provide the perfect tools for achieving these goals.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ Mac

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
B126

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall

Visit with exhibitors to learn how they can help promote student learning 


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45am
Gymnasium

12:00pm

Lunch

Sustanance!!!!!  


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45am
Cafeteria

12:45pm

A Flyover of Cool Way Cool Websites

Join us in a flyover of dozens of websites & applications that will motivate you to try them all! All free or very cheap, some so new you’ve not even heard of them yet, but all worth a look.  You’ll leave with an annotated description sites, weblinks and the pros/cons of each one. We guarantee you'll want to follow up on some of these!

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
C102

12:45pm

Apple TV and iPads: Your Digital Swiss Army Knife

If you have an iOS device and you add an Apple TV to your classroom projector, you'll immediately have access to all the best tools for teaching: a wireless doc cam, a tablet you can write on and wirelessly project, a replacement for an interactive whiteboard, a wireless web cam, and a "clicker" controller.

The cost? Only $150 if you have an iPad and a projector already. Find out how to hook it all up AND some of the best apps to use!

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading professional learning and his creation, the CUE Rock Star Camp series, with over 50 camps since 2011. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School, which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 which has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
C100

12:45pm

Assessing with SMART Response Clickers AND student MOBILE Devices

 Teachers don't have to guess what students are thinking anymore! 

With one click, 100% of your students are engaged 100% of the time—using their own mobile devices, SMART Response clickers, OR both! Come meet all five clickers in the SMART Response interactive response system family, each uniquely suited to a variety of learning environments, such as 1:1, K-12, early education, special needs and advanced math and science. 

Each model gives teachers the ability to instantly track quiz results and lesson comprehension to gain immediate insight into student learning and help increase overall retention and engagement. 

Learn how to use clickers as a Formative Tool and a Summative Tool

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Tammy Fraser

Tammy Fraser

Education Consultant, IVS Computer Technology
Tammy is an Education Consultant with IVS Computer Technology out of IVS's Sacramento office. She works with schools stretching from the Bay Area throughout Oregon, illustrating how to effectively use classroom technology for teachers to enhance their instruction. | | After serving a four year term in the United States Marine Corps, Tammy earned her Multiple Subject teaching credential in Southern California at California State University, San... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N106

12:45pm

Blended Learning: How Do You Know It When You See It?

A variety of blended learning definitions and models have now been published. But what does blended learning really look like for a teacher or a school administrator? What should an administrator see in an effective blended learning classroom? This session will discuss the transformation in teaching that occurs from textbook enhanced to online teaching and learning. Practical examples will be shared from across the country that will illustrate the effective elements of blended learning. A suggested framework will be shared for the observation of blended learning classrooms.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

6-12

Administrators

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Rob Darrow

Rob Darrow

Director of Member Services, iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning)
With over 4,400 members, iNACOL's mission is to ensure all  students have access to world-class education and quality online and blended learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. | | I have a 23-year-old daughter who has taught me a lot about being online and social media!


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N123

12:45pm

FREE Live Videoconferencing with California State Parks

The Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Program delivers FREE interactive and engaging videoconference presentations live from state parks throughout California to students in their classrooms.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Berndt Stolfi

Berndt Stolfi

PORTS Program Coordinator, California State Parks
My goal is to connect California's students to California State Parks in meaningful and inspirational ways. I believe our free, educational units of study and free videoconfereneces do that.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N107

12:45pm

Fun, Free, Easy, & CLRN Approved: Great Web 2.0 and Open Source Resources

Discover fabulous, free, open source programs and Web 2.0 tools no teacher or classroom should be without. In an era of decreased funding, we’ll share innovative tools to help your students connect to the curriculum in new ways and create an authentic audience for their work. We’ll demonstrate personal favorites, such as HelloSlide, Tagxedo, Wunderlist, and Pocket, as well as recent discoveries from CLRN’s web link reviews. We’ll also provide prizes for audience feedback.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
BB

Brian Bridges

Director, ESS, eLearning Strategies Symposium
@bbridges51 @elearns My Blog http://brianbridges.org


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N109

12:45pm

Grades 5-8 Common Core ELA Activity Ideas

Featured will be free web-based resources that target grades 5-8 ELA Common Core Standards. Ideas for implementation in classrooms with limited technology resources will be discussed.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

5-8

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Poole

Dawn Poole

Professor, California State University Stanislaus
The coming of the Common Core is exciting for those of us with an interest in technology, as the changing curriculum gives teachers more opportunities to engage students in ways that are facilitated by technology.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
C120

12:45pm

Improving Literacy with iPads

During this session, participants will learn ways to help primary-grade students learn to read more fluently and with greater comprehension. Tools covered will include iPads, the presentation app Explain Everything, Evernote, iTunes U, and Dropbox. Workshop is appropriate for 1:1 iPad scenarios or classrooms with as few as 1 device. Students working with iPads at a fluency 'station' will create video recordings of them reading leveled text. Recordings are then archived along with accompanying notes and suggested reading strategies. Videos can be reviewed with students or easily shared with other teachers, administrators, specialists, and/or parents.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
avatar for David Malone

David Malone

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
David Malone is a Teacher on Special Assignment with San Francisco Unified School District's Educational Technology Department and adjunct faculty at Touro University in Vallejo, California. He is on the Board of Directors for Computer-Using Educators, serves on the technology committee for the Diocese of Oakland, and a curriculum developer for the Leading Edge Certification: Digital Educator program. He co-authored the Explain Everything User... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
B104

12:45pm

Improving Reading Levels Under Common Core Standards with Accelerated Reader

Monitoring reading improvement is required under the Common Core Standards.  Develop a shared vision and a professional learning community dedicated to motivating reading level growth by using Star Reading and Star Early Literacy.  This workshop will get beginners started, and help advance users of Accelerated Reader and Renaissance Enterprise understand the RTI and Best Practices leading to high test scores and the reading monitoring required under the CCS.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Rita Walker

Rita Walker

Tracy Learning Center
avatar for West Walker

West Walker

Teacher/ Reading Coach, Tracy Unified School District- Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Mr. Walker is featured as a success story on the National Accelerated Reader Website: http://www.renaissance.com/success-stories#Tracy. He is a Certified "Reading Master Classroom" in San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties. He is a former San Joaquin County A+ "Educator of the Year” and is a CA Certified Reading Coach. As a Renaissance Learning "Distinguished Educator" he continuously achieves multiple years of reading growth with most... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N105

12:45pm

Reaching Common Core Expectations with Kidpix

This session will give you the nuts and bolts of using a very cost effective yet powerful program to meet and exceed Common Core challenges both for technology integration and academic rigor in the one computer or more classroom.   This session is interactive, bring your challenges and ideas and join in the discussion.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-3

Teachers, Paraeducators 

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Skidmore

Scott Skidmore

Kindergarten Teacher / Technology Coach, Atwater Elementary School District
I love seeing the positive things that kids can do with technology and how their minds work developing creative products.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
C106

12:45pm

Simplify Your Life with Your Digital Swiss Army Knife

This session is designed to provide all educators with tried-and-true free tools that will instantly streamline your workload. Before you become completely bogged down and give up altogether on the chance to innovate, we will provide you with tools that work easily together and you can feel inspired to do fantastic work with your students, without sacrificing the inevitable mechanics of an educator’s daily life.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Lrng, Krause Ctr for Innovation
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google Certified Teacher-CommonSenseMedia Trainer-Sony Educational Ambassador-Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N117

12:45pm

Small School Big Tech: Doing More with Less in a Post Desktop World

Technology is changing at such a rapid pace. The old desktop paradigms are obsolete. How do you plan for a 1:1 world where the web is the operating system? We'll talk about a new way of thinking about technology planning and spending that will put a device in the hands of every student.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Schwab

Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, USD
Union School District


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N121

12:45pm

SMART Board 101

Do you have a SMART Board? Think you know the basics?  Think again! Put the pens away and learn the true power of a SMART board. It is much more than an electronic whiteboard. It is a tool that helps all teachers design and deliver instruction that is engaging and effective. LearnWalk away with tools and strategies that help all teachers!

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Tony Spittell

Tony Spittell

Educational Services TOSA, Magnolia School District
Tony Spittell is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California where he supports the district with digital integration and curriculum. He created Common Core English Language Arts digital learning experiences for the district and provided professional development in digital literacy. In addition, Tony serves on the Orange County CUE board and has delivered presentations across the country. He holds a... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
C105

12:45pm

Symbawhoo? Visual Social Bookmarking with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is your personal Internet desktop and it is free.  Organize and share the best of the web with your students and colleagues.  Design a webmix for your students based on subject/grade level curriculum or use symbaloo to organize your personal learning network.  Easy drag and drop interface and you can add a variety of specialized widgets to the center square.  Come hear a Symbaloo certified teacher discuss this great new tool, including the edu version and certification process.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Stagnaro

Wayne Stagnaro

Technology Leader, Instructor, and All Around Funny Guy!, Stockton Unified, Central California CUE, and Teachers College of San Joaquin,


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N103

12:45pm

Get Map Happy- for Free!

Bring your own laptop and Google account and learn how your students can tell stories with maps. We will explore some free web based mapping applications that you can start using on Monday! This session will be hands on, to the extent that the wifi holds up!

Beginner, Intermediate

6-12

Teachers

Hands-on/ PC

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Hall

Mark Hall

High School Teacher, Environmental and Spatial Technology, Google Certified Teacher, Stockton Unified School District
I have been teaching CTE courses in small high schools for nearly twenty years. I currently teach Environmental and Spatial Technology at the Edward C. Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology in Stockton, California.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N111

12:45pm

Launch Your Presentations Out of this World with SlideRocket

SlideRocket is an online presentation platform that lets users create, manage, share and measure presentations. In this hands-on session, participants will learn the basics of what it takes to create and deliver a SlideRocket presentation. Track viewer information and feedback using SlideRocket’s great embedded analytics. If your school uses Google Apps for Education, SlideRocket can be added as a service, allowing seamless integration.

Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ PC


Speakers
avatar for Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Director of Innovation, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools
Education Technology Advocate, Father, Husband, and a firm believer that Cancer Sucks!


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
B123

12:45pm

Teaching from a Google Site

Let your website be your universe.  By organizing your lesson each day into a Google Site it makes it easy for the teacher to work from anywhere, be organized and have better flow in the classroom.  Students and Parents benefit from knowing exactly what was done in class even if the student was absent.  Learn how to organize a Google Site to be your classroom universe.  Bring your computer to try some of the Google Sites editing capabilities.

Intermediate

6-12

Teachers

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

alicekeeler.com
I am a mother of five children, have a master’s degree in educational media design and technology and am working on my doctorate in EdTech with an emphasis in games and simulation. While working on my masters degree in 2009, I realized the power of games to motivate students, so I’ve been working on applying gamification techniques and games in my instruction, built with Sheets.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
N119

12:45pm

Advanced Google Forms- May the Forms be With You (and Flubaroo Too)

May the Forms be With You (and Flubaroo Too) You will create Google Forms to use for quizzes, surveys, rubrics, and assignment dropboxes.Create quizzes in Google Forms, then use Flubaroo to autograde and provide student feedback.Take control of student Docs sharing nightmares and tracking assignments with Forms dropboxes.Create self-grading rubrics with Google Forms.Using Branch Logic in Forms

Intermediate, Advanced

4-12

Teachers 

Hands-on/ PC

 


Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 3:00pm
B103

12:45pm

GarageBand Karaoke: Song Parodies to Add Spice to Your Classes

Spice up your teaching and students’ learning with fun song parodies that you and your students create using GarageBand. We will review the entire process, beginning to end, involved in creating a song parody related to your curriculum content. Then each participant will start on his or her own parody idea.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Hands-on/ Mac

 


Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 3:00pm
B126

12:45pm

Getting Googley

Interested in getting familiar with Google Apps for Education?  In this two-hour workshop we will examine the tools available through Google Apps for Education to help your students become digital readers and writers.  Teachers and administrations from all grade-levels and content areas are welcome. Session topics will include collaborative writing with Google Docs, publishing via Blogger and Google Sites, creating screencasts, playlists, and video annotations with YouTube, and keeping life organized with Gmail and Calendar.

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Librarians

Hands-on/ Mac

Click here for session resources


Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 3:00pm
C110

12:45pm

Intermediate PowerPoint

Do you know how to add music to your PowerPoint? Have you ever added a link to a video? Then this session is for you. You will learn how to add music, link to videos, and many more skills that will be helpful to you as you are creating your advanced PowerPoint presentation.

Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff

Hands-on/ PC

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 12:45pm - 3:00pm
C108

1:45pm

Break & Exhibit Hall

Streatch your legs and visit an exhibitor


Saturday February 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Gymnasium

2:00pm

A Flyover of Cool Way Cool Websites

Join us in a flyover of dozens of websites & applications that will motivate you to try them all! All free or very cheap, some so new you’ve not even heard of them yet, but all worth a look.  You’ll leave with an annotated description sites, weblinks and the pros/cons of each one. We guarantee you'll want to follow up on some of these!

Beginner, Intermediate

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C102

2:00pm

Digital Technology & the Common Core

General overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), emphasizing the role of technology within the curriculum. In addition, the use of technology in assessment will be discussed

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Poole

Dawn Poole

Professor, California State University Stanislaus
The coming of the Common Core is exciting for those of us with an interest in technology, as the changing curriculum gives teachers more opportunities to engage students in ways that are facilitated by technology.


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C120

2:00pm

Digital Transitions

In this session, participants will learn how mobile technology has already changed the rules for developing engaging instructional modules, chunking content, scaffolding instruction, incorporating audio and video, and creating interactive practice opportunities. Participants will view source material designed for print or mouse-driven interaction and understand the transformation made for effective mobile instructional design for digital instructional materials.

 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

6-12

Administrators, Teachers,Tech Support Staff

Vendor Demonstration

 


Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N109

2:00pm

Got iPads? Got Power? Charging Solutions in Classrooms for Mobile Technology

It is projected that by the year 2017 all students will have digital textbooks on a mobile device.  In a true 1:1 computer environment, students often forget to charge devices at home.  If a student comes to class with a low battery they will be out of juice by 10:00 a.m.!  This lecture will consider power, electrical, wiring issues facing education in classrooms, libraries and other common areas.

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Vendor Demonstration

 



Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N123

2:00pm

Improving Graduation Rates with Cyber High

Cyber High is a comprehensive online high school curriculum that is available to schools or districts for any student with Internet access.  The Cyber High curriculum is aligned with State of California Content Standards/frameworks, and includes many core courses, which meet the a-g requirements of the University of California.  Cyber High offers an excellent opportunity for credit recovery and/or credit accrual, and is therefore an ideal program for improving graduation rates.  Over 300 California schools/districts are currently utilizing Cyber High. 

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

9-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Tech Support Staff

Vendor Demonstration

 


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N117

2:00pm

Improving Reading Levels Under Common Core Standards with Accelerated Reader

Monitoring reading improvement is required under the Common Core Standards.  Develop a shared vision and a professional learning community dedicated to motivating reading level growth by using Star Reading and Star Early Literacy.  This workshop will get beginners started, and help advance users of Accelerated Reader and Renaissance Enterprise understand the RTI and Best Practices leading to high test scores and the reading monitoring required under the CCS.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Rita Walker

Rita Walker

Tracy Learning Center
avatar for West Walker

West Walker

Teacher/ Reading Coach, Tracy Unified School District- Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Mr. Walker is featured as a success story on the National Accelerated Reader Website: http://www.renaissance.com/success-stories#Tracy. He is a Certified "Reading Master Classroom" in San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties. He is a former San Joaquin County A+ "Educator of the Year” and is a CA Certified Reading Coach. As a Renaissance Learning "Distinguished Educator" he continuously achieves multiple years of reading growth with most... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N105

2:00pm

iPad Tips for Administrators

Tips for administrators to get the most out of thier iPad.  bring your iPad to explore some best practices and apps.

Beginner, Intermediate

4-12

Administrators 

Demonstration

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

alicekeeler.com
I am a mother of five children, have a master’s degree in educational media design and technology and am working on my doctorate in EdTech with an emphasis in games and simulation. While working on my masters degree in 2009, I realized the power of games to motivate students, so I’ve been working on applying gamification techniques and games in my instruction, built with Sheets.


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N119

2:00pm

Learn When You Want, Where You Want! Develop a PLN!

Technology changes quickly.  Are you current on what is out there and what it can do?  Or do you feel overwhelmed by the work trying to stay afloat?  Either way, this session is for you!  See how you can leverage web 2.0 tools like Facebook, twitter, diigo and more to design your own Personal Learning Network (PLN).  My PLN is my greatest asset and support by providing me with online, anytime, anywhere PD and collaboration.  This is your grade level team or curriculum cadre on steroids!  Swing by and check out my latest tool in the arsenal.  IFTTT assists you with managing multiple accounts and social media tools at once.  A HUGE timesaver!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Stagnaro

Wayne Stagnaro

Technology Leader, Instructor, and All Around Funny Guy!, Stockton Unified, Central California CUE, and Teachers College of San Joaquin,


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N103

2:00pm

Leveraging Your iPad for Student Learning

Bring your iPad and learn how to use Apps to engage students.  Tips, tricks and tools will be shared to maximize the ipad to promote learning

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into classroom instruction as well as the 1:1 implementation into the alternative education setting. His passion is helping educators develop 21st century skills that... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N106

2:00pm

Planning for iPad Deployment

We'll explore tools, resources and options for deploying iPads, whether for shared carts or a 1:1 implementation. We'll touch on the Volume Purchase Program, Apple Configurator, Apple Profile Manager and more.

Beginner

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Vendor Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Muffy Francke

Muffy Francke

System Engineer, Apple Inc.
I am just about to round out my 14th year as an Apple Education Systems Engineer. Traveling the path to this current responsibility, I've taught 2nd grade, owned a newspaper, managed a school district's network, managed the business-side of an architectural firm, raised two fabulous kids along with my one fabulous husband, and am blessed to be grandmama to two grand-boys, with another grand-baby due to arrive in May. | | Recently did a 9... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N121

2:00pm

SMART Effective Instruction

If you have a SMART Board and want to learn how to effectively engage and instruct your students, this session is for you. It's not about the board, it's about the instruction.  Go deeper into SMART Notebook and learn the unlimited free resources that are available to integrate into your curriculum and instruction. Make your lessons more engaging, easier, and effective!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Tony Spittell

Tony Spittell

Educational Services TOSA, Magnolia School District
Tony Spittell is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California where he supports the district with digital integration and curriculum. He created Common Core English Language Arts digital learning experiences for the district and provided professional development in digital literacy. In addition, Tony serves on the Orange County CUE board and has delivered presentations across the country. He holds a... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C105

2:00pm

Teaching and Learning in New Ways With PLATO Online Courseware

By infusing their K-12 classrooms with innovative online tools from PLATO many California districts are seeing great academic success with students! With hundreds of instructional tools to help you effectively practice RTI in K-8, over 85 online courses to address the needs of High Schools, College & Career Readiness courses, CAHSEE lessons, and a variety of pre-and post-assessments, PLATO has helped districts make better sense of students data with more focused standards-based yet individualized instruction.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

9-12

Administrators, Teachers 

Vendor Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Edmentum (Katherine Del Carlo)

Edmentum (Katherine Del Carlo)

Territory Manager, Edmentum
I am passionate about working in education because through education students' lives are changed. I am pleased to work with educators to bring our excellent Edmentum online resources to help students succeed. These include: Plato Courseware, Study Island, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, Education City, ESL Reading Smart, Edmentum Assessments,and Ed Options Academy.


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C106

2:00pm

Get Map Happy- for Free!

Bring your own laptop and Google account and learn how your students can tell stories with maps. We will explore some free web based mapping applications that you can start using on Monday! This session will be hands on, to the extent that the wifi holds up!

Beginner, Intermediate

6-12

Teachers 

Hands-on/ PC


Speakers
avatar for Mark Hall

Mark Hall

High School Teacher, Environmental and Spatial Technology, Google Certified Teacher, Stockton Unified School District
I have been teaching CTE courses in small high schools for nearly twenty years. I currently teach Environmental and Spatial Technology at the Edward C. Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology in Stockton, California.


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
N111

2:00pm

The New (and Dare We Say Improved) Prezi

Prezi, the awesome online presentation creation and delivery tool, has recently received a significant update. Some new features include: PowerPoint importing, content grouping and 3D backgrounds. Join us in this hands-on session to learn how to create unique, interactive and collaborative presentations.

Intermediate, Advanced

K-12

Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators, Librarians, Office Staff, Tech Support Staff

Demonstration

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Director of Innovation, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools
Education Technology Advocate, Father, Husband, and a firm believer that Cancer Sucks!


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B123

3:00pm

Prizes & Closing

Come see if you will walk away with a sweet prize


Saturday February 23, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Gymnasium