Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, April 23
 

8:30am

Crossroads
We live and teach in a remarkable time. But it is not without problems. This session looks back at the past, present, and future of education with a lens on how we can leverage technology to help to bring education forward.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom - Convention Center

9:45am

Thursday Morning Break—Visit the Exhibit Hall
Thursday April 23, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall A

10:30am

CHANGE: A Dirty Little Word
Have you ever tried to implement change in your organization and have it fail miserably? Was it the implementation strategy, the staff, or just a really bad idea? This presentation will show you how you can successfully implement change through a thoroughly developed implementation plan, with tips on how to attain compliance. We will discuss promoting collaboration, change management, common mistakes, and converting people of opposition.

Speakers
TW

Tina Walker

Area Director for Learning Resources, Mid-Plains Community College


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
216 - Convention Center

10:30am

Digital Differentiation: Using Flexible Pathways that Motivate
If schools are truly working to ensure success for every student, experiences need to be customized and aligned to student interests, readiness levels, and unique learning profiles. This session will introduce participants to a variety of digital tools that can be used to create flexible learning pathways that will motivate diverse students and maximize engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Denise DiGiovanni

Denise DiGiovanni

Nebraska Association for the Gifted


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
206 - Convention Center

10:30am

Engaging Elementary Students with Augmented Reality Apps
Augmented Reality (AR) apps allow students to engage with classroom objects in unique and engaging ways. Participants will explore ColAR, Aurasma, Chromville, AR Flashcards and AR enhanced picture books to better understand what augmented reality apps are, and how they can be used to engage elementary students. Participants who want to explore the apps hands-on, should download the apps listed above to their mobile device prior to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6 / NETA Board
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed tech in schools. How can be better help you advocate for ed tech funding and accessibility in schools?
CW

Charissa Widman

Teacher-Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

10:30am

Integrating Technology into Close Reading Instruction
In this session, participants will be introduced to a variety of digital tools to assist and enhance close reading instruction. We will cover how to integrate technology into daily classroom instruction to strengthen reading comprehension in all curricular areas.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Leuenberger

Caitlin Leuenberger

Instructional Technology Facilitator - Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
208 - Convention Center

10:30am

Screencasting Feedback for Writers
Developing writers benefit from individualized feedback on their work, but it is difficult for teachers to find time to conference with all of their students or write substantial comments on assignments. Screencasting offers teachers a means to give students rich, individualized feedback. This session will report findings from research on screencast comments, discuss the pros and cons of different screencasting apps, and offer suggestions for offering students effective feedback.

Speakers
avatar for June Griffin

June Griffin

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
205 - Convention Center

10:30am

The Sky is the Limit
LOOK! It's a bird! It's a plane! NO! It's the #dukecopter! Come learn how a Quadcopter can provide a view from above and enhance learning across all curricular areas! Weather depending....a test flight may be included! You won't want to miss the #dukecopter in action!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Sautter

Stephen Sautter

Tech Integration, York Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

10:30am

Technology Uses in Middle School Health and PE
We would like the opportunity to share different apps and instructional strategies that we use in the Health and PE classrooms. We use googledrive, ubersense, socrative, interval timers, sworkit, 7 minute warm ups and many other free apps.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Meister

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
TS

Tyler Stephenson

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
JW

Jeff Williams

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
214 - Convention Center

10:30am

Power PD: Relevant, Individualized, and Ongoing!
Join ESU 6 PD in a conversation on secrets of successfully integrating COLLABORATIVE & CONNECTIVE technology into their trainings to make the content relevant, individualized, and ongoing. This session is an open forum where the audience interacts by sharing tips and strategies for ways to enhance PD within your district using Google+ Communities, flipped classroom models, ''living'' documents, and more. Bring your ideas and questions to share with the group!

Speakers
TB

Toby Boss

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6
avatar for Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
209 - Convention Center

10:30am

Raising Kids in a Flat-Screen World
While technology can add value to life and the educational process, it can also erode relationships and hinder the learning process and social development. Let's explore strategies that will help parents and educators teach children how to be relationally rich in a digital world, use screen time positively, and balance on screen/off screen time. Now is the time to equip children to live ''with'' screen time, not ''for'' screen time.

Speakers
avatar for Graci Gillming

Graci Gillming

Staff Development/Training, ESU 10


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
211 - Convention Center

10:30am

Apple Education Update
Get up to date on new hardware, software, resources, news and program developments from Apple.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
212 - Convention Center

10:30am

Digital Transformation Strategy
How do we go from a status quo, paper driven organization, to a more progressive and engaging digital school system? This is a question many school district leadership teams are wrestling with today. We will focus on the impact of going digital and link together to support effective personalized learning in a 1:1 environment. Being able to plan and implement successful strategies in the classroom is always the goal.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

10:30am

Web Design Workflows for Beginners
Using Adobe Creative Cloud you can build a website with more than five different workflows. We will show you the most common, the easiest, and the best way to teach your students web design, and even without coding. We will explore Extract from Adobe Photoshop, Brackets, and the newest member of the family, Adobe Muse.

Speakers
ST

Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
207 - Convention Center

10:30am

Accessibility Options in Google
Come learn about the different accessibility tools you can use with your favorite Google tools. From screen readers to voice comments, this session will highlight the different tools you and your students can use to facilitate access and use of Google services.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Regional Director of PD, EdTech
Monica Isabel Martinez, M.Ed. | Monica Isabel Martinez is the Regional Director in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
213 - Convention Center

10:30am

Evernote
What started as an amazing website for helping you keep your notes synchronized is now that and so much more! This session will introduce you to Evernote while exploring all of its benefits. Discover the wide array of additional services, applications and new features that Evernote has added to their offerings. Web App, Mobile App, Scanning, Drawing, Writing Notes and much more will be covered. Even the most seasoned Evernote veteran will learn something new here!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Ballroom C - Convention Center

10:30am

Keynote Follow up - Connected Educator Panel
Come hear from some prominent connected educators (Adam Bellow, Eric Langhorst, Kristina Peters and Beth Still) about how to make meaningful contributions on social media and leverage the power of community to help enhance the lives of students and teachers in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Ballroom A - Convention Center

10:30am

Increase Engagement While Flipping Using YouTube
Video is a key element to flipping a classroom, yet simply watching a video is not engagement. This session will show participants how they can use YouTube's creation tools to get students interacting with video and DOING something during that recorded instruction.

Speakers
AS

Aaron Svoboda

Other, Synergyse


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

10:30am

School Administrators Can Create Their Own Website!
Come learn how easy it can be to design and maintain a website as a school administrator. The Adams Central Administrative Team will share how they use their own websites to communicate with students, parents and patrons. Participants will be assisted in starting his/her own site. Bring your computers!

Speakers
SS

Shawn Scott

Superintendent, Adams Central Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
215 - Convention Center

10:30am

Windows Application Deployment: Admin Arsenal PDQ and Microsoft SCCM
Please note: I AM NOT AN EDUCATOR. This session will present information about Admin Arsenal's PDQ Inventory and PDQ Deploy and Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager. It will show why I use both and when I use one and when I use the other.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Andersen

Wayne Andersen

Technology Coordinator/Director, Bennington Public Schools
I am a fan of University of Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball and Kansas City Royals baseball. My main work interests are server, network, and wireless infrastructure. I enjoy brewing beer and smoking ribs and brisket.


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
210 - Convention Center

11:30am

A Day in the Life of a Middle School Tech Class
Come see how to take your tech class beyond word processing and traditional research. I will show you what we do- digital citizenship, coding, programming, Google Earth and Maps, digital storytelling, the Engineer Design process, and Genius Hour. Come learn how to integrate core curriculum with technology along with Google Classroom and Drive. I will share lessons, samples, and resources so you can start tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Sweeting

Linda Sweeting

Technology Coordinator/Director, St. Mary's School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
213 - Convention Center

11:30am

Bloom into Digital Projects
Digital project-based learning will be made easy during this session with ready-to-use digital storytelling tools and templates, including web-based tools and iPad apps. Shared in this presentation are simple steps for digital storytelling, storyboard templates, and rubrics. Lesson samples for all curricular areas will be featured. Stories don't just fit in Language Arts classes. You will ''Bloom'' into higher order thinking skills with these ideas in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Stall

Deanna Stall

Technology Coordinator/Director, Gibbon Public Schools
I am the technology integration specialist at Gibbon Public Schools. Former middle school science teacher. Wife of a wonderful teacher/coach; mother of three awesome kids!


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

11:30am

Digital Learning at Norfolk Public Schools
Digital learning at NPS takes many forms. While Google Apps For Education drives everything, different devices are used to achieve goals of equity, accessibility and engagement. Norfolk Junior High is in year 2 of its iPad 1:1 initiative. Norfolk Senior High is completing year 1 of a Chromebook 1:1 initiative. This session will explore our digital learning journey--how we got to where we are and where we plan to go.

Speakers
avatar for Mickie Mueller

Mickie Mueller

Educational Technology Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Mickie is the Educational Technology Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools. As Educational Technology Facilitator, Mickie develops training for district staff and helps teachers use technology in their classrooms. Prior to becoming the Ed Tech Facilitator, Mickie spent 18 years as a business and information technology instructor. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and loves training on Google tools. In 2015 Mickie received NETA's... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

11:30am

Flipped Technology Professional Development
Come see how we started flipping sessions at our Middle School Mini Tech Summit. We gave educators more options to learn the tools they WANT to learn. Come to share ideas of other ways to flip PD for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Ackerson

Chad Ackerson

6th Grade Science, Westridge Middle School
I am a 6th grade science teacher that loves technology. I help create and provide technology professional development for my school and district. I try to find new and exciting ways to integrate technology into my classroom. I love to help other teachers find ways to integrate technology into their classrooms as well.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
216 - Convention Center

11:30am

Guerrilla Art and Social Media
What can social media do for an underground guerrilla art movement? Follow students in an art and gifted and talented class on how they use social media to track art they hide around the city of Omaha.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Job

Kristen Job

Teacher-Secondary, Nebraska Association for the Gifted
CR

Cindy Royer

Art Educator, WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
206 - Convention Center

11:30am

QR Codes in the Classroom
This session will give teachers ideas of how to use QR codes in the elementary classroom. Find out how to create QR codes for text, voice, student readings, and student writing. Also learn how to use QR Codes to create fun learning centers and listening centers in the classroom and how to make the Media Center more engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Gerken

Brenda Gerken

Teacher-Elementary, Trinity Lutheran School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
208 - Convention Center

11:30am

Real Examples of How to Use Minecraft in the Classroom
This session will provide real examples of lessons using Minecraft, covering Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science. Lesson plans and examples will be shown and shared, along with maps to be used in Minecraft.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

Technology Coordinator/Director, Sidney Public Schools
I am currently Sidney Public Schools elementary tech guy. I teach Tech Integration to grades 1-5 and help teachers implement technology into their classrooms. I believe in gamification and allowing students to use creativity and collaboration to learn.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

11:30am

To Tech or Not to Tech? That is the Question.
When do you introduce a new technology in your classroom? How do you navigate the administrative restrictions in your district? How do you deal with student, parent, and peer responses to your use of technology? Come join our thoughtful discussion about the introduction and implementation of new technologies in the classroom. How do you make the decision to go high-tech or low-tech? Bring your ideas to share!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Grinvalds

Jeff Grinvalds

Forensics, Westside High School
I am a technology liaison for the Nebraska Writing Project. I have been teaching English and engaging in technology with students for 20 years.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
205 - Convention Center

11:30am

Reflection on Our Digital School Migration
Culler Middle School has gone 1:1 as part of a pilot program. Join Culler teachers as we reflect on our journey. We'll explore how we are using apps/programs across all subjects: Edmodo, Google Drive, Socrative, Kahoot, AppleTV, iPads as document cameras, increasing classroom mobility, using screencasts for instruction, review, absences; navigating digital citizenship school-wide. Our tools include display monitors, audio equipment, iPad, justStand, student device--Lenovo Yoga and teacher device-- MacBook Air.

Speakers
AH

Alysa Haack

Culler Middle School
ML

Michelle Looky

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
214 - Convention Center

11:30am

Conceptual Common Expectations are Vital in a 1:1
We've heard it over and over again...technology should not be the driver in our classrooms, schools and districts. The focus must be on student learning, and student learning experiences. This session will look at the importance of setting common expectations, based on important concepts by sharing those created in our district (Council Bluffs) and creating some together.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
209 - Convention Center

11:30am

Another Candid Conversation About Kids and the Internet
Hear the latest stories from a Nebraska State Patrol man who is part of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Learn how they are continuing to protect our children from Internet predators every day, and what, you as an educator, can do to help.

Speakers
EJ

Eric Jones

Nebraska State Patrol


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
211 - Convention Center

11:30am

Authentic Authoring with Apple
Students become authentic authors with Apple’s ecosystem. See how access, authenticity, and audience can transform writing assignments. Whether using a Mac or an OS device, learn how to enable it to become a literacy device in your K-12 classroom. Be able to instantly implement authoring projects with iPad apps, iBooks Author, Keynote and more, transforming your students’ writing and creativity to new levels.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8
Katie currently serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for ESU 8. Katie has taught upper elementary, junior high Language Arts, high school digital media, and graduate level technology integration courses. She brings extensive experience in implementing technology initiatives including 1:1 environments, iPad deployments, grant projects, and community partnerships. She believes heavily in student-directed learning... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
212 - Convention Center

11:30am

Innovations in IT Technology- Make Your School Safer & More Productive
Omaha Communications will offer a presentation featuring national experts on how to implement Information Technology to make your school more effective and more safe. Topics will include: 1. Disaster notification systems and how they can speed the community response to emergencies. 2. Secure Campus Wide Wireless Solutions 3. Mesh Networks in the K-12 Environment. 4. Building to Building Wireless Ethernet Bridges.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

11:30am

MimioDisplay(TM) The New King of Digital Touch Interactive Boards
MimioDisplay(TM) is the new king of digital touch interactive boards! The MimioDisplay(TM) touch display helps you deliver stunning lessons and engage your students in a more collaborative learning experience. Multiple students can work together on the large touchscreen display at the front of the room. And the high-definition display can replace a separate interactive whiteboard, projector, and speakers - freeing up valuable classroom space. You have to see it to believe it!

Speakers
TF

Tim Franke

Senior Territory Manger at Mimio, Mimio
CI

Computerhardware Inc./Mimio

Computerhardware Inc./Mimio
Computer Hardware Education is Nebraska's leading expert in all things technology related. We have been providing Schools with a wide variety of Products and Services for over 35 years. Whether it's whole-group or small-group instruction, formative assessment, collaborative learning, or personalized instruction, Mimio software and hardware help teachers put these strategies into action, easily and affordably. Mimio is a great Interactive... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
207 - Convention Center

11:30am

Screencasting and Broadcasting in Your Classroom and Beyond
This session will overview all of the unique and various ways you can display and record your device and computer. Web tools, apps, hardware and software will be discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn about the various software titles available to aid you in interactive elearning, which is perfect for the flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

11:30am

We are Getting Chromebooks, Now What?
Come learn from a panel of technology integration coaches and technology directors. They will share advice and recommendation for a successful implementation for Chromebooks in K-12 and how things may be a bit different. We will share deployment strategies as well as professional development models that have been successful in both large and small districts! Bring your questions to ask the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

11:30am

Becoming a Connected Administrator
Yes, you DO have time to be connected as a school administrator. Leveraging the power of social media as a school administrator will pay huge dividends! Come learn how to build a professional learning network that you will learn from every single day. Surround yourself with great ideas, stay up to date on the latest trends and promote the great things happening in your school!

Speakers
DK

Doug Kittle

Principal, Aurora Huskies
LK

Laura Kroll

Elementary Principal, Exeter-Milligan


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
215 - Convention Center

11:30am

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Discover ways to motivate students in writing, comprehension, and speaking skills through using Augmented Reality in the Classroom. In this poster session different ways to use augmented reality apps in the classroom will be presented.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bach

Teacher-Elementary, Plattsmouth Elementary Schools
AK

Amy Kuhr

Technology Coordinator/Director, Plattsmouth Community Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Eyes in the Back of Your Head
Did you ever want software that gives teachers ''eyes in the back of their heads'' in a 1:1 or BYOD classroom environment? We are using LanSchool software to supervise, share, and collaborate in our classrooms. LanSchool allows teachers to keep every student on task, quickly share information to all classroom devices, and enables student collaboration on projects.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Barr

Nancy Barr

FACS Educator, Lewiston Consolidated School
I am interested in new ideas and new ways of doing "old" things. LanSchool is a terrific means of classroom management, collaboration, and sharing. I have used LanSchool for three years in my classroom and I am still finding different ways to use it every year.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Give Students the Tools to Start Coding!!
Join Louisville tech students as we talk about our coding club journey with CS First, code.org, and other online coding resources. We leverage all of these tools to create a fun learning environment for students in grades 4-12 to begin or continue coding. Find out how it started, how often we meet, where we meet, who is helping, and answers to any other questions.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Technology Director, Louisville Public School District
I have been heavily involved in the implementation/maintenance of Louisville's 1 to 1 program at the high school for 6 years and the middle school for 3 years. Louisville has majority Apple devices (MacBooks, Macbook Airs, iPads, iPods) and I use JAMF's Casper Suite to manage the devices. This year we implemented Dash and Dot robotics in the elementary and participated in the Wonder League Competition this past fall. Join our team of teachers... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Google Draw: Our Top 5 Favorite Uses
Unleash your power with the best kept secret in Google Apps for Education: Google Draw! This poster session will demonstrate the top five ways to integrate Google Draw into both the elementary classroom and the junior high language arts classroom. We will show uses to aid in teacher productivity and student creativity, including parent newsletters and student book projects.

Speakers
avatar for Shalon Roth

Shalon Roth

Teacher-Elementary, Milford Elementary School
avatar for Megan Seibel

Megan Seibel

Teacher-Secondary, Milford Jr. Sr. High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

How My Class Ate Their Raspberry Pi!
I will be showing what my class did with our Raspberry Pi’s and also discuss future ideas on how to use Raspberry Pi's in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jarosz

Brent Jarosz

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools
Business and technology teacher with Lincoln Public schools. Also, program coordinator for Limcoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Just Say No to Boring Book Reports
Learn to use video apps to create book trailers and then use augmented reality technology to make those videos accessible to your library users. Students will be excited to tell others about their favorite books in this creative way. They will be learning to plan, organize, summarize and communicate and they won't even know it.

Speakers
CH

Chree Hopkins

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Waverly Middle School
AV

Ann Vrana

Media Specialist, School District 145--Waverly Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Maker's Space
Sharing tips and experiences creating a true Maker's Space in our school. From gathering donations to finding funding, I will share what worked and what didn't. Books and supply lists, websites and grant opportunities will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Smolinski

Karen Smolinski

Technology Coordinator/Director, Holy Name School
I love writing grants for the school. Technology is my main focus and I just started a Makerspace at our school.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Middle School Minecraft - Creepers, Mods and the Nether After School!
Say the word Minecraft to your middle school classroom and you will have their attention. Give them what they want and teach curriculum, digital citizenship and goal setting using the tool they know and love. You don't have to be a Minecraft wizard to teach math, science, social studies, digital citizenship and writing skills. This session will show you how to get started on Minecraft EDU!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Danley

Mark Danley

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools
I'm beginning my 2nd year of teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Science. I've been "Merried" to my wife Merry for nearly 23 years. I'm now the only one in the family still in Middle School. I have a three High School boys, Max, a Senior, Cooper, a Sophomore and Parker, a Freshman. I love teaching with technology and finding new ways to motivate both students and teachers. I enjoy all Husker Sports and the KC teams, Royals, Chiefs and... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

One Layer at a Time: 3D Printing in Schools
A look at using a 3D printer across several areas in the curriculum and as a resource for extracurricular activities funded through a NETA grant.

Speakers
DB

Douglas Bertelsen

Gretna High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Organized Chaos
Technology can make a teacher's life easier if used correctly. Apps help keep everything organized and running smoothly. Come learn about Planbook which can help make your lesson plans digital and hyper-linked. Also brush up on how to keep your students in the loop with Remind and Google calendars.

Speakers
KW

Kritin Witte

Teacher-Secondary, ESU 6


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Raspberry Pi Computer and Exploring the New Field of Bioinformatics
Do you have students that are interested in computer science, biology and mathematics? Come explore a new pathway in Bioinformatics by utilizing an inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer system. It can extract and analyze data, and produce reports that will inform the biomedical field. There is an immense and growing need for expertise in this emerging new field of study of Bioinformatics. Be a pioneer in introducing Bioinformatics!

Speakers
VL

Victoria Lentfer

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Redefining the Role of the Modern Librarian
What does the role of the modern librarian look like? Join in the conversation of how technology and information literacy needs are redefining the role of the modern librarian.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Teacher Librarian, Titan Hill-Lewis Central School District
I'm the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate (serving 2nd through 5th grade students) in the Lewis Central School District. I'm working to support literacy and technology in and out of the library!Follow me on Twitter: @THLibrariZen


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Robotic Education Competitions
Robotic education competitions engage students with technology and the application of the Engineering Design Process. You'll get examples of several competitions at local, regional, state, national and world levels. We'll share case-study examples, how to get involved and how to host an event. See the pinnacle for technology engagement through competitive robotics.

Speakers
avatar for David Shabram

David Shabram

TEACHERS, WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
avatar for Randy Stribley

Randy Stribley

Teacher-Secondary, Papillion La Vista South High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Technology Integration for Growth, Engagement & Response for Students
By using the Mimio Technology, teachers can engage students and make learning interactive. Come and discover how to incorporate Mimio lessons and activities in your classroom.

Speakers
AH

Amanda Hansen

Teacher-Elementary, Tekamah Herman Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

The Ultimate Maker Space
In this poster session, students will demonstrate some of the maker tools they have used this year and show off some completed projects.

Speakers
MM

Mike Mansour

Teacher-K12, Jesuit Academy


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

The Value of 10
Close your eyes and imagine your favorite worksheet or multiple-choice test. Exactly! This poster session will show you 10 technology tools (websites and apps) you can use to enhance your classroom lessons, boost student engagement and assess student learning! Leave this session with 10 ideas using each technology tool--that's 100 fresh, creative, easy-to-implement ideas for your project-based activities! Samples of student work will be on display!

Speakers
JK

Julie K. Bergstrom

Principal, Morton Elementary School


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Wire Up Your Weebly Site!
All high school teachers at Northwest Public Schools are maintaining an online presence using the weebly site. This is a free and easy to use tool that is beneficial and useful to anyone at all technology comfort levels. We will showcase how using this tool has helped our students to connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Speakers
TM

Tara Martin

Teacher-Secondary, Northwest Public School
JV

Jennifer Verba

Teacher-Secondary, Northwest Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

11:30am

Passwords and Pedagogy
What do the passwords that we assign students teach them about security? Are we teaching them to use real world best practices or are we instilling in them habits that they will regret in the future? Join us as we throw around buzzwords and jargon that we barely understand as we try to answer these questions.

Speakers
avatar for Lloyd Sommerer

Lloyd Sommerer

Technology Coordinator & Teacher, Lincoln Lutheran High School
Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes math, physics, baseball, programming, building websites, reading books, growing beards, the sauce of the picante and points where these things intersect.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
210 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Blended Learning in an Elementary Math Classroom
Learn about the trials, tribulations, and successes of starting a blended math classroom from the bottom up for sixth grade students. We will show the process used for setting up the classroom and how the content is delivered using videos and small groups. Tools and tips for creating your own videos and content delivery will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Otis Pierce

Otis Pierce

PD Coordinator - Tech Integration, ESU 7
I am the Technology Integration Coordinator at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska and have been there the past 3 years. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented at several state, national, and international conferences.


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
216 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Book Reports on Steroids through Globally Connected Classrooms
Not your ordinary book reports! Come find out how students extended their learning beyond the classroom walls. After students read their books they connected with an expert, based upon a theme in the book, using Video Conferencing, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangout, and Conference calls. Learn of the real-life experiences both students and educators had with these book reports on steroids.

Speakers
BL

Brenda Larabee

Teacher-Secondary, Stuart High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
205 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Creativity Explodes with Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements
With a creative environment and the right tools, students can create amazing digital content that demonstrates learning. See how the intuitive interfaces of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements allow students to communicate visually through images and movies. This software was donated by Adobe to many Title I schools in Nebraska and across the country through the President's ConnectEd Initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Dickeson

Linda Dickeson

Distance Education Manager, Lincoln Public Schools
Distance Learning Manager, BlendEd Initiative Co-chair, Adobe Education Leader, Author & Consultant. Past Executive Director of NETA, Past-President NDLA.


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
208 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Ed Tech Challenge
If you're asking yourself ''How do I engage students with technology?'', you're asking the wrong question. Join us in a conversation about focusing your technology and instructional efforts in making your desired impact with students. This session will focus on the 6 Components of the EdTech Challenge: Collaboration Tools, Content Management Systems, Personal Learning Networks, Formative Response Tools, Open Education Resources, and Electronic Portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Everett

Julie Everett

Other, Kearney Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Making STEAM Happen with Coding and Media
STEAM uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics for guiding students' critical thinking skills. The results are students who can creatively solve problems. The technology coordinator and middle school media specialist at Plattmouth Middle School applied coding, engineering, and design to renovate a 7th media class. Learn about the tools we used, what worked and what didn't, and how we kept challenging our students and ourselves.

Speakers
AK

Amy Kuhr

Technology Coordinator/Director, Plattsmouth Community Schools
TV

Tallie VanWesten

Media Specialist, Plattsmouth Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
206 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Making Thinking Visible
Bring literacy and technology together in any classroom to improve skills and cultivate creativity. In this session you will learn about web tools and iPad apps that engage students in higher order thinking with collaborative and creative projects that will help them with vocabulary and reading comprehension. Throw away the worksheets and save paper--your students can make their thinking visible with these tools tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Peg Coover

Peg Coover

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
I am a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the area of Educational Technology. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I'm excited to be presenting at NETA again, but even more thrilled to be here with so many dedicated and awesome educators! There is no better conference for learning and connecting than NETA! @MrsCoover


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Technology Must Increase More than Just the School's Electricity Bill
Getting technology into schools is the easiest part. What will be done with it once it's in place? Will it only be used to 'Substitute?' Come explore SAMR and all the reasons why you must be educated about it. The students are counting on you.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

12:30pm

Our Tessellated Classrooms: The Struggle is Real
Have you been struggling to flip, rotate, and translate your classroom around being 1:1? Join us in a candid conversation about the struggles we have encountered in our 1:1 classrooms. Some key topics we will cover are classroom management, project ideas, grading, and so much more. Come share your experiences and learn from others so your fails are not as tragic as ours.

Speakers
avatar for Carly Davis

Carly Davis

Teacher-Secondary, Cozad Community Schools
I am finishing up my 2nd year of teaching and 2nd year in Nebraska. I am originally from Indiana where I grew up and graduated from the University of Indianapolis. I am currently taking graduate classes and will complete my Masters in Administration next Spring. I am extremely lucky to be at a 1-1 iPad school where all of our students enjoy using this wonderful technology everyday!
avatar for Emily Geschwentner

Emily Geschwentner

Teacher-Secondary, Cozad Community Schools
I am a third-year art teacher and absolutely love teaching and coaching track at Cozad Middle School. In my spare time I run my own free-lance art business and enjoy long distance running. I feel very lucky to teach in a 1:1 iPad school and have learned a lot about incorporating technology into my classroom as well as how to better prepare my students for the "real" world. However, I've accepted the fact that I will ALWAYS be learning and... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
214 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Women in Edtech and How We Deal with Overcoming Obstacles
In 2015 we would like to think that men and women are treated equally, but in the world of educational technology this just isn't true sometimes. Let's have an honest discussion about the issues we face and steps we can take to make sure we are able to make our mark in the world. Men are encouraged to participate in this discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Still

Beth Still

Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist, Gering Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
209 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Get Your Parents Informed!
Most parents know that their kids are on Facebook (because no kid can be without it these days) and possibly Twitter as well. But there are a host of other less well-known services and websites used by teens that are now under scrutiny. School attorney Bobby Truhe will review the social media applications that he sees students using in Nebraska currently and explore the legal issues that arise connected with each of these platforms.

Speakers
BT

Bobby Truhe

Attorney, KSB School Law


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
211 - Convention Center

12:30pm

FileWave's Complete Systems Management for OS X/Windows, iOS MDM
FileWave enables IT teams to: Image, Deploy, Manage and Maintain content using patented ''file-level'' control for Mac OS X/Windows; also Inventory assets, apply Updates and MDM from within a single interface. Key features: Self-healing, Rollback to trusted settings/software, Scheduling tool, Resume Interrupted deployments, Kiosk and introducing ''Engage'', our teacher-classroom collaboration tool.

Speakers
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
Systems Engineering Supervisor


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

12:30pm

iTry iCan iLearn iSucceed
iDeal opportunities for learning happen when students use iPads to explore, create, collaborate, evaluate, and share their understandings. In this session you will see how a 1:1 iPad classroom and some key apps can increase student learning, differentiate instruction, and most importantly to provide students with choices to share what they learn in innovative and meaningful ways!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Boyce

Michelle Boyce

5th Grade Teacher, Bellevue Public Schools
I have been teaching 5th grade for the last 14 years, but been a teacher for 22. I am married, with two kids going off to college. I am a 1:1 iPad teacher and I love all the learning I am doing to stay ahead (or dead even) with the curve of my students learning. I have coached robotics team to a state tournament, a swing choir for 4 years, and taught musical theater. |
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning, and genius hour. She provides training and inservice on Apple Foundations Courses to teachers in the district. In addition she leads workshops on Google Apps... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Klamm

Michelle Klamm

Third Grade 1:1 iPad Classroom Educator, Bellevue Elementary School
I am a third grade 1:1 iPad classroom teacher and a huge advocate for 1:1 iPads in every classroom. Our class motto is iTry iCan iLearn iSucceed!! This motto perfectly sums up our attitudes about iPads and learning. iPad technology in the classroom is a powerful tool for learning and teaching. The differentiation, collaboration, innovation, and sheer inspiration that this device provides makes for a very engaging learning and teaching... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
212 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Network Security for the Next-Generation Student Body
Districts are faced with many IT security challenges including the complexities of balancing compliance and a safe learning environment. If you are planning to increase the number of devices on your network, are seeking a high level of protection, manageability, and proven enterprise-class performance, we invite you to join us. Learn why so many schools look to Fortinet to protect their most valuable assets: students and staff.


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
207 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Going Mobile with Google
Learn what you can and can't do with Google Drive and other Google tools on your iOS devices. During this session we will explore Google mobile apps and browser access to get to your Google tools. Get ready for a total Google mobile integration!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Regional Director of PD, EdTech
Monica Isabel Martinez, M.Ed. | Monica Isabel Martinez is the Regional Director in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
213 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Untangling the Web
There are so many wonderful free web tools out there - come and explore and share some of the best ones to engage your students and make learning even more exciting.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

12:30pm

The Magic of autoCrat-Digital Evaluations with Rubrics Made Easy
AutoCrat is a magical solution for paperless feedback with rubrics. Teachers across the curriculum can provide feedback to students in a simple, automated process based on a rubric in a Google Form. Discover the power of autoCrat, a consistent and easy approach to digital rubric-based evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Coufal

Amy Coufal

Teacher-Secondary, Diller-Odell Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Communicating with Stakeholders Through Technology
Do you have a communications plan in place to make sure that you reach all of your stakeholders? This session will be about different applications that are available to school administrators to make it easier to get your message to the right people!

Speakers
JD

Jane Davis

Superintendent, Hershey Public School


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
215 - Convention Center

12:30pm

How to Put Together a LMS in Less than a Year (And Not Lose Your Mind)
Adopting a new learning management system is an intimidating prospect--it's a big tech purchase that requires a lot of technical configuration and faculty/student training. In this workshop, we'll give detailed perspective on how we moved from ANGEL to Blackboard in 10 months. We'll give practical advice on converting courses, setting up a training schedule and how we (sanely) deployed a brand-new system in a very short timeframe.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Garrison

Alex Garrison

Systems Administrator, Metropolitian Community College


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
210 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Beyond the Hour of Code - Computing in the Classroom
Code.org's hour of code is a great way to introduce students to Computer Science concepts. Now What? We will take a look at what other projects and activities allow you to go beyond the Hour of Code and explore Computational Thinking within the courses and curriculum you are already teaching. All courses can use computational thinking, computers not required.

Speakers
DB

Derek Babb

Teacher-Secondary, Omaha North High School
avatar for Kristeen Shabram

Kristeen Shabram

Teacher-Secondary, Westside Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Getting to Deeper Learning: Going Beyond Tech for Tech’s Sake
Students deserve better than replicative technologies. How can we facilitate student empowerment and deeper thinking with our technology tools? This session will provide teachers and administrators practice using a tool to help increase student thinking and agency in lessons/tasks and instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
206 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Going 1:1 with Google Chromebooks
Kearney High School deployed over 1400 Chromebooks to students in December of 2013. Learn the process that led up to this deployment and what we have learned about the devices thus far. Additionally, learn how teachers are using the devices in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Dostal

Jay Dostal

Principal, Kearney High School
My name is Jay Dostal and I am the Principal of Kearney High School. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and am a graduate of Omaha Westside High School. My undergraduate career was spent at UNK where I earned endorsements in English and Physical Education. I was also a Tight End for the Loper football team and continue to support them today. My graduate work was completed at the University of Nebraska where I earned my M.A. and Ed.D. in... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
216 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Now I have Google Classroom, What's Next?
This session highlights the possibilities of Google Classroom from the elementary level up to the high school level. We'll be demonstrating how Google Classroom has been implemented at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, including examples of assignments. This would be most beneficial to teachers who have previously created a Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Bower

Ali Bower

Teacher-Elementary, 4th Grade, Meridian Public School
avatar for James Dalrymple

James Dalrymple

Teacher, Freeman Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Socrative as an Assessment Tool
Socrative is an important tool for both formal and informal assessments in the classroom. It allows students to demonstrate their learning in traditional and game-like settings, while giving simple grading techniques to teachers in order to provide quick feedback to students. In this session, participants will learn to create assessments using Socrative and will be able to discuss important uses of this tool in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Borer

Jennifer Borer

7-12 Language Arts Teacher, Tri County Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
213 - Convention Center

1:30pm

The GOLDEN Program: It Changed My Life!
UNL's award-winning GOLDEN online professional development MA program significantly changes foreign language teachers' technology integration practices. Based on the TPACK model (technology, pedagogy and content knowledge), program goals include: providing professional development in instructional technology, expanding knowledge of best pedagogical practices, and deepening classroom teachers' knowledge in content areas. GOLDEN program features and examples can be adapted to any content area. Come learn how!

Speakers
SH

Sheri Hurlbut

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
205 - Convention Center

1:30pm

This Is How We Do It!
If you are looking for a breakout session that will ROCK your primary classroom, this is the session for you! We will share apps and websites geared toward the K-2 curriculum along with tried and true practical projects from our classrooms. Listen, learn and experience as we share how we are using technology as a tool with our students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Parr

Michelle Parr

Teacher-Elementary, Springfield Platteview Community Schools
My name is Michelle Parr. I have been an elementary teacher for 22 years. This year I am a CADRE Associate/Instructional Technology Support for Springfield Platteview Community Schools. SPCS currently has 2:1 iPads in our K-6th classrooms and we are 1:1 7-12th graders. NEXT YEAR WE ARE GOING 1:1 iPads K-12th! I’m excited to share with you websites, apps, & tried and true ways to engage students in the classroom.
avatar for Stacey Shorter

Stacey Shorter

Teacher-Elementary, Springfield Platteview Community Schools
My name is Stacey Shorter. I have been an elementary teacher for 21 years at Springfield Elementary. I currently teach 2nd Grade. I actually graduated from the same school district where I teach. Springfield Platteview Community School District is the BEST place to be! I enjoy incorporating technology across the curriculum. My school currently has a 1:2 ratio of ipads for our students. Next year it will be 1:1! I can't wait to share with... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
208 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Worth 1,000 Words: Finding and Designing Visuals for Your Projects
Whether you're flipping your classroom, app smashing, blogging, moviemaking, storytelling, or presenting, visuals are not just important, they are essential. Since it's not legal, ethical, or cool to steal any old image you find on the web, it's great to know that there are alternatives to theft. Let's become familiar with resources for finding copyright-friendly images, and learn some tips for designing your own visuals to illustrate your ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

1:30pm

Flipped or Flopped
As more and more districts adopt 1-to-1 initiatives, teachers are having to change the way they educate students. Many teachers feel insecure about their abilities to effectively use and manage technology in their classrooms. For this reason, I have put together practical ways technology can be used in a variety of classrooms. Regardless of whether your district is 1-to-1, you will witness numerous ways technology can enhance your classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Hirchert

Brenda Hirchert

Media Specialist, Wood River Rural Schools
Teaching has been my passion as long as I can remember. Technology just became the bonus part. I love learning new things and search to be better all of the time.
TS

Tim Sanderson

Teacher-Secondary, Wood River Rural Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
214 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Edcamp: Changing the Face of Traditional PD
Educators across the country and around the world have discovered the power of personalized professional learning through Edcamps. What is this unconference model and how is it changing the conversation? Let's talk about how the Edcamp movement can transform traditional PD and allow participants choice and ownership in their own learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Swanson Ed.D

Kristen Swanson Ed.D

Industry, BrightBytes
An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital Age (2013) and Unleashing Student Superpowers (2014). A founder of the Edcamp movement, Kristen is also passionate about effective teacher education. Kristen has a... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
209 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Copyright and Lovin' It: Making the Most Out of Fair Use
This session will provide an overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to education, with particular emphasis on digital tips and tools to help educators and administrators promote creativity and the ethical use of information while operating within the law.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haeffner

Chris Haeffner

Media Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
211 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Mac OS and iOS in the Classroom
The latest versions of Apple software, OS X Yosemite for Mac and iOS 8 for iOS devices, have many new capabilities that enhance collaboration and productivity. In this session we'll take a look at those capabilities, including Air Drop, Continuity and Handoff.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
212 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Video: The Future of Media
Join us as we dive into how video is changing the way we communicate as a society. With tools such as iMovie, Vine, Instagram Video and Live Streaming we are surrounded by video. The goal is that this will help you understand how to use these tools effectively at your school and be better prepared for the future of new media by utilizing the power of video.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Ericson

Chris Ericson

Technology Manager, York Public Schools
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

Owner Striv, Striv
Live streaming and new media education platform for schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

1:30pm

What is Your District Doing to Address Digital Literacy?
EasyTech/Inquiry by Learning.com allows schools to implement an all-in-one keyboarding, technology literacy, digital citizenship, and project based learning curriculum that meets all ISTE standards and fulfills E-Rate compliance. This solution addresses the apprehension that many teachers feel when implementing technology in the classroom by providing an easy-to-implement, consistent curriculum for preparing students for NeSA, as well as college and career. Are your students prepared for their digital future?

Speakers
avatar for Engaging Technologies

Engaging Technologies

Booth 600, 601, 700, 701, Engaging Technologies
Engaging Technologies is a company started BY teachers FOR teachers. We believe in helping schools find the best solution to meet their needs, teaching the way they want to teach. We don't offer a ton of solutions but the ones we do are tools we would use in our own classes.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
207 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Gadgets
Gadgets: Whether you have been to Leslie's gadget session before or you are brand new, this session is for you if you are a gadget head that likes to bring new ideas into the classroom. The past year has seen some really great innovations, especially in the field of technology, so get ready to have some fun and learn about all of the bright shiny new websites, apps and gadgets that are currently rocking our world.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

1:30pm

Gaga for Google+ and Hangouts
Google+ is worthy of exploring for GAFE Schools. We will cover the basics of Google+ and demonstrate how Google Hangouts can be used in conjunction with Google+ communities or independently. Join us to learn about how to use Google + to create professional learning networks or a community of learners in your classroom. Bring your Google login if you would like to join our Google+ community during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6 / NETA Board
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed tech in schools. How can be better help you advocate for ed tech funding and accessibility in schools?
avatar for Wendy Loewenstein

Wendy Loewenstein

Instructional technology trainer, Omaha Public Schools
I just started at Omaha Public Schools as an instructional technology trainer. In this role I am working with district leadership to build their capacity with integrating technology to increase productivity and collaboration and most of all to model with teachers.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

1:30pm

School Administrators and Social Media
This session will exhibit ways that school administrators can successfully use social media to engage their students, staff, parents, and community.

Speakers
DM

Dr. Mike Lucas

Superintendent, York Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
215 - Convention Center

1:30pm

21st Century Professional Development
In this session we invite administrators and educators to learn about self directed professional development that has emerged in the 21st century. In this session we will explore edchats, edcamps, collaborative workshops, and blogging that can expand every teachers' personal learning network (PLN). We invite novices and experienced users to share and expand their learning opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Friedrich

Laurie Friedrich

Instructor of Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University Instructor, New Literacies Integration, Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Professional Development, @FriedrichLaurie
avatar for Guy Trainin

Guy Trainin

Professor of Education, UNL
Graduate Programs in the Dept of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education including: Masters, Masters + Teacher Certification, PhD, and EdD Programs.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Cultural Awareness Through Technology
We received a NETA and a CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grant to purchase a set of tablets. These tablets were used to research cultures and record interviews of immigrants to the United States. The eighth graders, some who are themselves immigrants, spent several class periods learning about the cultures and practicing their interviewing and technology skills. A video will be produced by the students and shown at a Fall Cultural Festival. Come learn more about our project!

Speakers
SM

Steve McCarville

Holy Name School
avatar for Karen Smolinski

Karen Smolinski

Technology Coordinator/Director, Holy Name School
I love writing grants for the school. Technology is my main focus and I just started a Makerspace at our school.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Don't be that Teacher: Apps to Ease You into the Technological Age
In this session, we will discuss the basic apps for teachers who are either hesitant, or have no knowledge of technology. We will cover Google Classroom, how to construct a classroom website, QR and how to use them and Remind. The goal is to help those of us who are either too stubborn to try new things, or too afraid to admit it, ease into the next age of education.

Speakers
CZ

Cory Zehring

Teacher-Secondary, York Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Got iPads! Now What Do We Do?
Has your school recently purchased some iPads? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you wonder what to do? iPads have something for everyone. Let's open the door and allow your curriculum to go beyond the walls of your classroom. Integrating iPads into your everyday units/lessons are a great way to enhance student learning. I will show you my student's favorite and most productive apps/tools that we use across the curriculum.

Speakers
TB

Tracy Bye

St. Philip Neri Catholic School
ST

Samantha Tietz

Teacher-Elementary, St. Philip Neri School


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

How to Evaluate the Learning Potential of Digital Tools
Are you Toolcentric? Have you heard of Backward Design? Graphite empowers teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of digital tools with purpose. This session will leave you with looking at apps, games and tools you integrate in a whole new way.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
JN

Jeremy Nielsen

Technology Coordinator/Director, Common Sense Education


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Integrating Technology into All Subject Areas in 3rd Grade
Join me for my session on a project funded by a NETA grant. I will share how I use technology in my classroom especially the iPad. I will discuss how I used Google Docs to have students write a research paper and share my favorite apps for spelling, math, and writing. Also, I will share my favorite interactive websites to bring social studies and science lessons to life.

Speakers
KS

Katie Stone

Teacher-Elementary, Boone Central Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Boone Central Elementary in Albion, Nebraska. This is my third year of teaching. During the past three year I have been trying to integrate technology into all subject areas.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

iPad Mini Project
Using QR codes and apps to enhance reading curriculum.

Speakers
LD

Lisa Dowding

Teacher-Elementary, Bennet Elementary
BH

Becky Hall

Teacher-Elementary, Bennet Elementary


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

iPaddling Through 4th Grade - Student Edition!
During this session, several of our 4th graders will share some of the projects they have done this year. They will also outline their daily workflow, how they use Apps for formative assessments to “show what they know”, and how we have made our classrooms “Globally Connected”. Apps discussed include: Spelling City, Literably, Kahoot, GAFE, Notability, Doceri, Padlet, Storybird, Skitch, Khan, Stick Around, Toontastic, Kidblog, and Front Row. We will also have a few Osmo Units on display so you can see what all the hype is about!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Evon

Monica Evon

Teacher-K12, Bellevue Elementary
I am a fourth grade 1:1 iPad classroom teacher for the Bellevue Public Schools. This is my twenty-ninth year in the education profession. I am a team leader, literacy facilitator, a K-Kid's advisor, and a member of our district iPad Academy. I am passionate about my students, teaching, technology, and learning! I love using technology to enhance and enrich the learning opportunities for my students. | "If we teach today as we taught... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Sims

Garrett Sims

Teacher-Elementary, Bellevue Public Schools
1:1 iPads, 4th Grade Teacher for 17 years, BPS Science Camp Co-Creator and Instructor, FIRST Lego Robotics Team Coach and Judge, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, Lego Education LearnToLearn Educational Consultant. As you can tell, I'm a big advocate for Science, Tech, Robotics, and Math. I'd love to start a STEM School in my city.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

iPads in the Gym
iPads in the Gym integrated iPads with my PE program. Various apps were used to record heart rate before and after exercise. Data was collected and graphed using Google Forms. Presentation apps were used to share the results of this project. I also tied in the Scientific Method, which the students were discussing in Science class. Join us to learn more about our project funded from a CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grant.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Habe

Deb Habe

Teacher-Elementary & K-6 PE, Loup City Public Schools
JK

Janet Kuszak

Technology Coordinator/Director, Loup City Public School


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Let's Talk Elementary Engagement...Come Create with Us!
Come learn how we engage our elementary students across all subject areas with PicCollage, Tellagami, ShowMe, Chatterpix, Thinglink, and Popplet! We will show you how to effectively integrate these creation based apps into any classroom. Come ready to create!

Speakers
JH

Jake Herrmann

Teacher-Elementary, Aurora Huskies
LM

Loree Moss

Teacher-Elementary, Aurora Huskies
AP

Ashley Peterson

Teacher-Elementary, Aurora Huskies


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Math Apps for Word Problems
Come and play with Math Apps and an online resource for modeling and solving word problems. Discover tools for Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division, Fractions, Ratio/Proportions Word Problems.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Ostmeyer

Marci Ostmeyer

Professional Development Director, ESU7


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

NEW Ways to Incorporate QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom
Bring new life to QR codes! This session will provide teachers with engaging opportunities for elementary students to review content, along with the exploration of new information by using QR codes. The use of Plickers and Flippity will be a couple of highlighted apps in the session. The use of QR codes can easily be adapted in K-6 classrooms. Students are just a scan away from discovering new information!

Speakers
KJ

Katie Johnson

Teacher-Elementary, Shickley Public School
MW

Marla Weber

Teacher-Elementary, ESU 6


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Promoting Reading with Technology
Stop by to see how Kiewit Middle School students are promoting reading through technology. The iPad minis we purchased with our NETA grant have paved the way for students to practice reading, writing and speaking and share their love for great books.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Thielen

Kelly Thielen

Kiewit Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Publishing on the EDGE: Educating a Digital Generation
Learn how students armed with iPads have begun to transform publishing at their school. As mobile journalists, this group of high school students has been publishing a monthly digital magazine. In addition, their blogging, content distribution through iTunes U, and iBooks creation has helped lead the rest of O'Neill Public School in content creation and global sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8
Katie currently serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for ESU 8. Katie has taught upper elementary, junior high Language Arts, high school digital media, and graduate level technology integration courses. She brings extensive experience in implementing technology initiatives including 1:1 environments, iPad deployments, grant projects, and community partnerships. She believes heavily in student-directed learning... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

The Essential Applebet: Useful Apps from A to Z
With so many apps available, which ones are best for increasing student engagement and learning? Discover 26 apps that will challenge students to collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically. Participants will view student examples and leave with a plethora of ideas spanning the alphabet and grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Dannehl

Stephanie Dannehl

Technology Coordinator/Director, Bertrand School


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Using iPads in Guided Reading
By creating with simple apps like 30 Hands, PicCollage, Tellagami, and AdobeVoice my students work on skills such as retelling, fluency, main idea, and sequencing. I've found ways to keep them engaged while focusing on the guided reading process! Come see some different activities you can try with your guided reading groups!

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

1:30pm

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery
Beginning with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Hyper-V includes a replication feature called Replica. Replica enables near real-time replication for virtual machines without the need for additional software outside of Hyper-V. This session will discuss the path we went down to utilize the Replica feature to two remote locations.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
210 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Coding & Programing in the Elementary
Programing is the written language of computers, so why not teach kids to code like we teach them to write? Students may not get too interested when you use the terms ''computer science'' or ''computer programing'' but throw ''games'' and robots in the mix and suddenly they're hooked! York Elementary School has utilized several different avenues to introduce programing and coding to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Kavan

Elizabeth Kavan

Media Specialist, York Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Digital Declutter
Take control of your digital life! Would you like to get a handle on your files, email, passwords, social networks, contacts, calendar, bookmarks, notes, books, photos, media, blogs, not to mention all your extra cables and accessories? We'll explore some tools to get you started on your journey to an organized digital life!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Everett

Jason Everett

Other, ESU 10
Faith | Family | Friends | Fitness | Creativity | Learning | Design | Technology | #DigitalDeclutter | DIY | Music | Books


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

2:30pm

I Can iBook, You Can, Too!
iBooks in the world language classroom can enhance and showcase learning. Teach your students to use iBooks Author to create digital dictionaries for vocabulary and workbooks for practice. Also learn how iBooks can be integrated as a comprehensive language portfolio in the language classroom.

Speakers
GS

Ginger StarksYoble

TEACHERS, WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
205 - Convention Center

2:30pm

The Digital Leaders Toolkit
Being a Digital Leader today is more important than ever. From effectively using technology to keep in touch with your school community to creating innovative ways to engage with staff, the role of the Digital Leader is a crucial one. Join us as we will examine some easy ways to work more effectively, engage with communities and move from Luddite to Digital Expert.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

2:30pm

The Great Eight
Teachers are bombarded with new technology tools every day. This presentation will focus on eight power tools that will have the greatest impact on your classroom. The tools will help facilitate formative assessment, gamification, and collaboration.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Bird

Valley High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
216 - Convention Center

2:30pm

You Don't Have to be an Expert to Let Your Students Become One!
At AHSTW we have created an Intro to Computer Science exploratory class that gives students the opportunity to explore and create with technology. We'll be sharing some of the tools we use for these classes and how we are able to help guide the students to success when we aren't the experts. This concept crosses grade levels and subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pattee

Amy Pattee

Media Specialist, A-H-S-T Community School District
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Technology Coordinator/Director, A-H-S-T Community School District
Amy Pattee, Toni Williams


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
208 - Convention Center

2:30pm

I Have all These Tablets, Now What?
Going 1 to 1 in a lower elementary classroom may seem a little overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be as scary as it seems. This session will cover how I integrated Android tablets into my Kindergarten classroom and a few examples of apps I have used to get my students going on their tablets.

Speakers
JO

Jami O'Neal

Teacher-Elementary, Deshler Public Schools
I teach Kindergarten. I love utilizing different technologies in my classroom! We are 1:1 with Nexus tablets and have a set of Dash & Dot robots in our room that we love to play with. We are also working on coding as our year starts to wrap up.


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
214 - Convention Center

2:30pm

How My Students Became Authors
Let's talk about how authoring a class iBook for a worldwide audience engaged and empowered students to share their knowledge about science. Learn how students used iBooks Author to create an iBook and discuss the process and tools that helped along the way. We'll even brainstorm possible book topics to take back to your classroom.

Speakers
DH

Darren Hanson

Teacher-Secondary, Lexington Schools
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
209 - Convention Center

2:30pm

What's Your Students #digcit SPF?
Social Media is the new ''first impression handshake.'' Our students are living in a connected world. Whether it's social networking, gaming, or texting, our students are building their digital ''handshake.'' In this session, you will walk away with ideas and resources to build the SPF your students need to build their positive online presence.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
avatar for Patty Wolfe

Patty Wolfe

Technology Integration Coordinator, Cozad Community Schools
I am the Technology Integration Coordinator at Cozad Community Schools. I spent 23 years teaching business and computer classes which included Information Technology, Computer Media, and Web Design. The last four years I served as the K-12 Technology Integration Coordinator for Cozad Community Schools. I earned my Bachelors of Art in Business Education and my Masters of Science in Education Technology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
211 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Getting Rooted in Sycamore Education
Sycamore Education is a cloud-based student information system used in over 40 different countries around the world, but based in Fremont, NE. Whether you're a current user of Sycamore or just wondering what Sycamore can do, we'd love to show you our latest enhancements and provide a networking opportunity with current Sycamore users.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Interactive Podcasting: Enhancing Physical Education Curriculum
In this session you will see what interactive podcasting can do for you in your physical education curriculum- from creativity to management. You will also get a first-hand look at the GarageBand interface and iMovie, and how simple it is to get started making your own podcast for the P.E. classroom and beyond.

Speakers
KM

Kevin Morrow

Teacher-Secondary, O'Neill Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
212 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Simple and Effective Strategies for Adding Digital Content to the Classroom
Join us to learn about Britannica's exciting digital resources for classroom and library use. The ideal tool for supporting the Common Core Standards and 21st century skill-building, Britannica School offers the broadest and best real-world, nonfiction content for reading and research across the content areas. Special features promote differentiation to reach all students and a specially-designed elementary interface engages young children in age-appropriate viewing and learning experiences.

Speakers
MM

Mabel Mannion

Territory Manager, Britannica Digital Learning


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
206 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Storytelling with Adobe's iPad Apps
If you can tell a story, you can convince someone of anything! Learn about Adobe's future roadmap for mobile and tablet apps and how you can leverage the power of an iPad in your classroom or in your students' hands to teach storytelling.

Speakers
ST

Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
207 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Embracing YouTube in the Classroom
With 72 hours of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. However, some elements of YouTube can be distracting and inappropriate for students. During this session we will explore resources that pair perfectly with YouTube to create a safe, productive learning environment for your students. Come prepared to explore YouTube channels, Chrome extensions, Drive apps, Form video feature, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Regional Director of PD, EdTech
Monica Isabel Martinez, M.Ed. | Monica Isabel Martinez is the Regional Director in Latin America and Southern US for the EdTech Team. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
213 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Photo and Video on Your Mobile Device
Tips, Tricks, Apps and Editing: When was the last time you took a really nice photo at night with your mobile device? You probably had to think about it. This session is designed to show you some tips and tricks on how to take effective digital photographs and video with your app based phone or tablet no matter the time of day or conditions. We will also preview many of the various photo and video apps available today.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

2:30pm

Getting Googley with Chrome
Chrome is one of the most customizable browsers available, yet most people don't tap into its full potential. During this session participants will learn tips and tricks to use Chrome to help with their daily work flow. At a minimum participants will learn how to create bookmarks and folders and pin apps. Even veteran Chrome users will walk away with new knowledge and appreciation for this awesome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Still

Beth Still

Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist, Gering Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Instructional Rounds on (Free) Steroids
How to use Videonot.es and YouTube to efficiently collaborate with other teachers and administrators during Instructional Rounds saving districts time and money. Keep teachers in the classroom and create a cloud based video library of GREAT teaching (including notes from instructors) in your own district.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Herzberg

Holly Herzberg

Superintendent, Hampton Public School
I am the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal in a small, rural school in central Nebraska known as Hampton Public School, home of the hawks! Our entire district has recently developed a common language of instruction through participation in The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano. Creating a culture of collaboration around Marzano's nine design questions has empowered our administration and faculty to focus on quality... Read More →
avatar for Mike Herzberg

Mike Herzberg

Principal, Grand Island Northwest
Hi, I am in my third year as K-8 principal for the Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, NE. Our building is located in St. Libory, Ne which is about 12 miles north of Grand Island. We have about 90 kids and 15 staff members. I spent the first twenty-one years of my educational career teaching first grade. I have been blessed to work with many outstanding colleagues along the way and strive daily to better both myself and those I work... Read More →
avatar for Tim Huls

Tim Huls

Principal, Hampton Public Schools
7-12 Principal in Small School America. Open to any and all ideas and strategies to ENGAGE students and staff.


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
215 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Tech Toolkit - The Tech's Guide to Sanity!!
Have you ever been stuck on a problem? I think it's safe to say we've all been to that point where we just about lose it. Luckily, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for troubleshooting common issues in IT. Join me in this session to discuss my Tech Toolkit and how you can use it and other tools to help keep your sanity.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Technology Director, Louisville Public School District
I have been heavily involved in the implementation/maintenance of Louisville's 1 to 1 program at the high school for 6 years and the middle school for 3 years. Louisville has majority Apple devices (MacBooks, Macbook Airs, iPads, iPods) and I use JAMF's Casper Suite to manage the devices. This year we implemented Dash and Dot robotics in the elementary and participated in the Wonder League Competition this past fall. Join our team of teachers... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
210 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Flip + Gaming = Geometry Olympics
How do you combine flipped course presentation and gamification to motivate students and individualize learning in the classroom? Geometry Olympics is the answer for my students! I will share how the flipped model of instruction has been combined with gaming activities to create a system that ensures benchmark mastery for all students. This model can be easily adapted to fit other curricular areas and grade levels.

Speakers
AF

Alisa Favinger

Teacher-Secondary, Cozad Community Schools
Math Teacher | Flipped Class | Project/Problem Based Learning


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
208 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Google Voice and Google Forms in the World Language Classroom
Learn about the exciting assessment and activity potential in Google's Voice and Forms applications. Specifically this session will explore the use of Google Voice to capture student speech without the need for special hardware, and how to use Google forms for assessment and self-evaluation. Discover ways to move students toward greater language proficiency using these ubiquitous user-friendly applications.

Speakers
JE

Janet Eckerson

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
205 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Make Your Language Arts Classroom a Trending Topic!
Calling all Language Arts teachers who would like to creatively integrate technology into their classroom without losing the basics of reading, writing, and critical thinking. Attendees will take away 10 innovative ideas they can use immediately in their classroom to actively engage students in the learning process. #don'tmissthissession

Speakers
avatar for Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6
avatar for Shanna Meyer

Shanna Meyer

Teacher-Secondary, Milford High School
avatar for Megan Seibel

Megan Seibel

Teacher-Secondary, Milford Jr. Sr. High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
216 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Robots, Coding, and Kids! OH, MY!
Come and take a walk down the yellow brick robotics road! Learn how K-5th grade students are learning to code using iPads and the Wonder Workshop robots, Dot and Dash. Participants will also see how the Code.org curriculum, Scratch, and other coding applications have been used to enhance the student learning experience with the robots.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Prabulos

Susan Prabulos

Teacher-Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

3:30pm

STEM, Building Bridges Between Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Students love to explore, invent, build, figure things out and be actively engaged in their learning. STEM activities provide an opportunity for students to work in teams to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. This presentation will look at the ingredients for a STEM activity as well as provide resources and possible activities.

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Technology Enabled Cross-Curricular Connections
The Bennington Public School district adopted an optional BYOD policy this year. My classroom is integrating technology to help students conceptualize and comprehend non-fiction texts through the creation of digital projects using a cross-curricular approach. In this session, we will describe the objectives of our project, examples of lessons and student's projects, and share students' written and recorded reactions as a result of this form of teaching.

Speakers
BR

Brittanny Roeder

Teacher-Elementary, Bennington Public Schools
avatar for Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt

Technology Director, Bennington Public Schools
Come talk to me about coding, Google, robotics, 3D printing, IT, and NETA!


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
213 - Convention Center

3:30pm

The CASE for Using BrightBytes Data to Drive Teaching and Learning
Hear from a panel of Nebraska educators as they discuss the use of the BrightBytes CASE Framework for teaching and learning with students and staff. Get a glimpse of the survey, see how the data is reported through the dashboard, and then learn about practical applications of how the data is used to directly impact student learning and professional development.

Speakers
TH

Tim Hahn

Other, Lincoln Public Schools
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

3:30pm

One to One Implementation - What We Learned!!
Thinking about going ''one to one?'' During this session, learn what steps we took to prepare for the implementation; what ''pitfalls'' we discovered after the implementation; and what we will do differently next year to make the process go smoother. Come learn from our mistakes!!

Speakers
MT

Marla Thompson

Technology Coordinator/Director, Lifegate Christian School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
214 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Talking Tech with Pre-Service Teachers
What technological skills and understandings are essential for a first-year teacher? Come learn how our college (Peru State) empowers pre-service students to create in our project/problem-based educational technology course. This panel discussion will allow you to hear firsthand from some of our pre-service teachers and engage in a discussion about the balance of technological skill and conceptual understanding needed to be a relevant and engaging educator today.

Speakers
EW

Evi Wusk

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, Peru State College


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
209 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
Check out Best Practices of integrating Common Sense Education's FREE Digital Citizenship Curriculum. See what you get when you combine Digital Citizenship + PBL. Learn how to create lasting wins through our Digital Citizenship Certified programs.

Speakers
avatar for Darci Lindgren

Darci Lindgren

Technical/Network Support, NETA
Tech. Coordinator for Lindsay Holy Family School and NETA secretary.
JN

Jeremy Nielsen

Technology Coordinator/Director, Common Sense Education


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
211 - Convention Center

3:30pm

iPads, Chromebooks, and Androids, Oh My! Learn Insight 360 is Why!
Learn how to use Insight 360 software to conduct formative assessment during instruction using iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and web enabled devices. With this software a teacher can easily launch any content from anywhere in the classroom, ask students to respond, and the teacher can see their answers in real time. Not to mention, it does all the grading.

Speakers
BJ

Billy Jack Garren

eInstruction by Turning Technologies


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
206 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Lights, Camera, CLASS!
Want a great vehicle for engaging students? How about turning your student consumers of video into video producers? Video engages students and is a great vehicle for learning. You don't need an elaborate studio to make great work happen. Come to this session and leave with a progressive set of strategies and lesson plans to accommodate the diversity of gear and learners.

Speakers
TL

Therese Laux

Omaha North High Magnet School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
212 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Next Generation of Student Safety: What Students Know that You Don't
Educators are tasked with student safety, bullying prevention, social media risks and more, all while keeping focus on academic achievement. These mounting challenges can be prevented by empowering students, staff and community to be the eyes and ears of your school. This presentation will reveal data from students across the nation; invaluable information on how often youth experience bullying, where violence occurs, what happens when students report, etc.

Speakers
A

Awareity

Awareity
TIPS is an innovative platform of web-based tools designed to empower students, parents, teachers and staff to confidentially report bullying or other potentially harmful student safety concerns, including weapons, drug/alcohol use, gangs, harassment, vandalism, physical/sexual assaults, threats of violence, suicide, abuse and others. Once reports are made, TIPS provides a central and secure system for school personnel to proactively... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Provide Your Students the Access They Need to Succeed
Students are tapping into a wide range of mobile devices to enhance learning anywhere. IT is struggling to keep up with the technology demands of students, with respect to providing devices, access, and infrastructure needs. webNetwork provides access to students on any device, increasing student engagement and extending learning beyond school hours. IT maintains control while being able to deliver access to different devices easily and quickly.

Speakers
RH

Rob Hart

Stoneware, Inc.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
207 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
We have never had so many resources available to us in educational technology as we do right now. There are also some very promising things due out, which will have a profound effect on both our time in the classroom as well as out. This session will overview some of the top tools available now. Web 2.0, Mobile, Apps and hardware will all be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

3:30pm

Google's Geo Tools - Take Maps to the Next Level
Learn about Google's host of FREE Geo tools - Google Tour Builder, Google Maps, Google Views, Google Earth and Google Maps Engine Lite - from a Google Certified Teacher and Google Geo Teacher Institute participant. Learn how students can create customized tours and bring locations they discuss in class to life. See real classroom examples of these geo tools in action to take it to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eric Langhorst

Dr. Eric Langhorst

Teacher-K12, Liberty Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Leading an Elementary Building in a 1:1 Implementation
Implementing a 1:1 program at an elementary school is an exciting time for a school. It also presents a number of challenges for a building leader, from knowing what to watch for during the teacher appraisal process to ensuring that student learning remains the focus rather than the device itself. Learn about the successes, challenges and lessons learned from a building principal's point of view.

Speakers
J

Jeff

Principal, Riley Elementary


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
215 - Convention Center

3:30pm

12 Page Story Writers
Looking for ways to give your student authors the confidence to share their stories beyond the classroom walls? Then you need to check out Dodge Elementary's 12 Page Story Writer's Program! From Kindergarten to 5th grade, students write for a variety of purposes and audiences, and truly AMP up their writing through the use of technology. Leave with ideas and strategies to motivate your budding student writers.

Speakers
JB

Jill Bankson

Teacher-Elementary, Dodge
JM

Julie McCoy

Teacher-Elementary, Grand Island Public Schools
JT

Jan Tell

Other, Dodge Elementary School
Strong interest in using 3D printing with elementary.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Connect, Engage, Retain
Are you itching for ways to ensure students retain information learned from year to year? We have your answer! Discover how grade-level concepts in 2nd and 5th grade were CONNECTED through technology projects. Experience how students became ENGAGED through the use of technology tools, from apps to websites--which all lead to long-term RETENTION! No more itching with frustration; rather you'll be itching with excitement to begin a similar journey!

Speakers
SA

Sara Axtell

Teacher-Elementary, Kearney Public Schools
AS

Amber Spotanski

Teacher-Elementary, Kearney Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Creating Your Web Presence
Don't let learning end when class time ends--keep your students learning while they are on the move! Come see how we have established our web presence. Topics will include creating websites, online portfolios, YouTube channels, student blogs, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
KR

Kim Ridder

Teacher-Secondary, LPS


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Fight the Fidgeting
We use Brain Breaks daily in our classroom and are excited to share how our students are able to get their ''wiggles'' out and regain focus.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Barjenbruch

Jordan Barjenbruch

Teacher-Elementary, Centennial Public School
TP

Tami Peters

Teacher-Elementary, Heartland Community School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Google Classroom & Digital Feedback
This session will serve as an introduction to Google Classroom as a method to provide immediate feedback while students are writing, and allow teachers to give feedback digitally via Google docs. We will highlight how Google Classroom efficiently organizes documents and improves productivity.

Speakers
BH

Brian Hardie

Teacher-K12, Blair Community Schools
LJ

Laura Joy

Forensics, Blair High School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Hay Day Economics
How to use the popular game Hay Day to teach about economic concepts to students at a variety of age levels.

Speakers
JM

Jordan Marr

Teacher-Secondary, Exeter-Milligan Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

How to Create Your Google Sites and Set up Google Classroom
I plan on providing teachers with the tools to create their own Google Website and how to use Google Classroom. Google sites is an easy place for parents and students to stay up-to-date with daily assignments and provides them with links to important class information. Google Classroom helps students stay organized and provides a paperless environment.

Speakers
CL

Chris Lewandowski

Teacher-Secondary, Malcolm Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

iPaddling Through 4th Grade
We don’t just use iPads to “go paperless” or as a research tool. As we conclude Year Two of using 1:1 iPads, we will be showcasing how we have implemented them in the daily workflow of our 4th graders. Apps discussed include: Spelling City, Literably, Kahoot, Notability, Doceri, GAFE, Padlet, Storybird, Skitch, Khan, Stick Around, Toontastic, KIdblog, and Front Row. We will also have a few Osmo Units on display so you can see what all the hype is about!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Evon

Monica Evon

Teacher-K12, Bellevue Elementary
I am a fourth grade 1:1 iPad classroom teacher for the Bellevue Public Schools. This is my twenty-ninth year in the education profession. I am a team leader, literacy facilitator, a K-Kid's advisor, and a member of our district iPad Academy. I am passionate about my students, teaching, technology, and learning! I love using technology to enhance and enrich the learning opportunities for my students. | "If we teach today as we taught... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Sims

Garrett Sims

Teacher-Elementary, Bellevue Public Schools
1:1 iPads, 4th Grade Teacher for 17 years, BPS Science Camp Co-Creator and Instructor, FIRST Lego Robotics Team Coach and Judge, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, Lego Education LearnToLearn Educational Consultant. As you can tell, I'm a big advocate for Science, Tech, Robotics, and Math. I'd love to start a STEM School in my city.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

MackinVia, True/Freedom Flix & Overdrive, Oh My!
Our 1:1 device initiative at Culler Middle, a Title I school with high special education & ELL population, has been a BIG change for all areas of the library. I will highlight our journey into digital reading for knowledge and pleasure, our use of Edmodo, Google Drive, Socrative, NoodleTools and TRAILS for instruction, and how the re-creation of the local help desk has influenced the library and beyond!

Speakers
AH

Alysa Haack

Culler Middle School
ML

Michelle Looky

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Making a Difference with Social Action Research
What happens when students are challenged to make a difference in their world? Learn how sixth-grade students research a topic about a social issue, its causes and current solutions, and how they can personally get involved. This research is done without printing a single sheet of paper using online digital resources, citation tools, and Google Docs. Come with questions, leave with answers and tools to do this.

Speakers
JH

Jean Hellwege

Media Specialist, Scott Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

On the Move with Pop Music in the Classroom
Teach Language Arts using the music your students listen to. Team with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and other artists to teach your reading and writing objectives. You'll have students begging for another Lyric Lesson!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
KR

Kim Ridder

Teacher-Secondary, LPS


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Pinterest in the Classroom
Many of us use Pinterest on a daily basis. Why not use it in the classroom? Kids love to see their work displayed! I have found ways to make connections with kids and their families outside of school using this simple tool.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Maltsberger

Tara Maltsberger

Teacher-Elementary, Heartland Community School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Stepping Up Student Engagement!
Learn how to take student engagement to the next level through cooperative learning. Discover apps you can use every day that will help facilitate student collaboration and engage all learners. Whether you are looking to move your daily instruction to incorporate more cooperative learning or you are just starting out and looking for a few tricks to increase engagement, there's an app for that!

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Olberding

Suzie Olberding

Teacher-Secondary, LPS


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Technologies UNK Pre-Service Teachers are Exploring
21st Century classrooms are technology rich, engaging, student centered and address students' unique ways of learning. In this session, UNK pre-service teachers will showcase examples of technologies they are exploring to implement in their own future classrooms. Examples include games they have created using free Apps, App smashing ideas, Web based lessons using Google Sites & Forms, iBooks, Weebly Teaching Portfolios, Schoology and more.

Speakers
MG

Martonnia Gaskill

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
TH

Tommy Hansen

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Technology Integration Made Simple
It all begins with your willingness to try. Simple ideas will be shared to get technology integrated into your classroom and students engaged in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson

Teacher-Elementary, Plattsmouth Elementary School
avatar for Emily Lindgren

Emily Lindgren

Teacher-Elementary, Plattsmouth Elementary School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

The Power of a Short Project
Are you tired of watching student projects that seem to drag on forever?? Come see how this Social Studies Teacher and Media Specialist teamed up to help solve this problem. By adjusting project requirements, students become better users of information and gain technology skills. Designing guidelines that require students to use more than one application to complete the project encourages more critical thinking, sequencing, and resource evaluation.

Speakers
JB

Joel Bramhall

Teacher-Secondary, Columbus Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

3:30pm

Technology Coordinator's Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Lucas Bingham

Lucas Bingham

Technology Coordinator/Director, School District 145 - Waverly


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
210 - Convention Center
 
Friday, April 24
 

8:30am

Innovate. Create. Voice.
In this talk, George will highlight some of the trends that are happening in education and the world and how we create a learning environment that is engaging for students. By giving them the ability to create meaningful learning, be innovative, and empower them with a voice, we will see students succeeding long after their time in school.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom - Convention Center

9:45am

10:30am

Apple-Google #edufight Showdown
Apple. Google. There can be only one - or can there? Are you trying to decide which device to deploy in your district? Is the iPad the wave of the future or does a Chromebook take the crown? Come listen to an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Education Trainer debate which is better, iPad or Chromebook in a smackdown style debate.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lee

Matt Lee

Other, Westside Community Schools
avatar for Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt

Technology Director, Bennington Public Schools
Come talk to me about coding, Google, robotics, 3D printing, IT, and NETA!


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
215 - Convention Center

10:30am

Computer Programming in a Small School
Come learn how you can start computer programming classes or at least add some computer programming concepts in your small school. Small schools don't always have the staff to offer the same classes that the bigger schools do. Come see what we do at our school to give students that opportunity. I will share what we do along with some resources that are available to help.

Speakers
DB

Deb Bulin

Teacher-Secondary, Thayer Central Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
205 - Convention Center

10:30am

Digital Storytelling with English Learning Families
In the Digital Storytelling with English Learning Families project, we use digital storytelling on mobile devices to enhance family literacy engagement, as well as increase literacy outcomes for young children. Our pilot projects showed that these practices are effective in engaging English learning families in education as well as enhancing the use of multiple literacies across languages and media. We will share the curriculum and results with all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Trainin

Guy Trainin

Professor of Education, UNL
Graduate Programs in the Dept of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education including: Masters, Masters + Teacher Certification, PhD, and EdD Programs.
SW

Stephanie Wessels

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
211 - Convention Center

10:30am

Let's Make a Tour!
Google Earth Tour Builder is a new ''tool'' that students can use for geography, mapping skills, literature trips, and more. It's fun, easy, and so versatile! Bring your laptop (Mac or PC) and make a tour with me!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
216 - Convention Center

10:30am

Moving from Genius Hour to Awesome Hour with Middle School Students
Want to try Genius Hour with your students? This session will share the path traveled by 6th grade teachers and their media specialist to help students find their AWESOME!

Speakers
DB

Debbie Beran

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
JH

Jean Hellwege

Media Specialist, Scott Middle School
KR

Kim Ridder

Teacher-Secondary, LPS


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
206 - Convention Center

10:30am

Paper, Pencil...POW!
Take your students' written work from published to POW! In this session you'll learn how a second grade teacher and the media specialist collaborated on a writing project. Second grade authors brought written published work from their Writer's Workshop to library/media class to create ebooks that were shared through conferences and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Flemings

Jennifer Flemings

Media Specialist, School District of Seward
We are a media specialist and 2nd grade teacher team. We are excited to share our adventure in collaboration with you! In this session you will learn how to take student's published stories from their writer's workshop and transform them into eBooks during media class. We will share with you bits and pieces of the writer's workshop process, including ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. We will also share the apps used to build... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Rising

Sarah Rising

Teacher-Elementary, Seward Public Schools
We are a media specialist and 2nd grade teacher team. We are excited to share our adventure in collaboration with you! In this session you will learn how to take students' published stories from their writer's workshop and transform them into eBooks during media class. We will share with you bits and pieces of the writer's workshop process, including ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. We will also share the apps used to build the... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
213 - Convention Center

10:30am

Preview, Practice & Review Using Zondle
Playing topics (sets of questions) helps students consolidate what they've been taught in class. It encourages them to think carefully about what they've been learning, to engage in repeated practice, and to achieve mastery (or automaticity!).

Speakers
avatar for Clint Havel

Clint Havel

Teacher-Elementary, Thayer Central Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
208 - Convention Center

10:30am

Simplifying Workflow with Google Classroom
This session will highlight the main features and uses for Google Classroom. Learn how to simplify your classroom workflow (and maybe even go paperless!) with this content management system. Bring assignments or materials (in a digital format) that you'll be expecting students to complete in the next two weeks, so when you leave this session, your students will be ready to go on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Rowse

Julie Rowse

Teacher-Secondary, Bellevue Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

10:30am

Technology Treasures: 2015 Edition
Join us again as we share our favorite technology treasures with you! We will share web 2.0 tools, iPad apps, curriculum related interactive websites, and much, much more. Participants will also learn how we implement these finds in our preparation, teaching, and assessment of students. All attendees will walk away inspired, excited, and ready to use these fantastic treasures in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Prabulos

Susan Prabulos

Teacher-Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools
avatar for Jason Rushing

Jason Rushing

Teacher-Elementary, Humann Elemenatary
My name is Jason Rushing and I am a Computer Science Teacher with Lincoln Public Schools. I currently teach K-5 Computer Science at Humann Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska. | | One of my passions is to experiment with methods for infusing technology into the elementary curriculum. I have seen struggling students become engaged and empowered when they are presented with a technological approach toward an assignment. Capitalizing upon a... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

10:30am

iPads + Enrichment Opportunities = Students Driving Their Learning
Come find out how a team who traditionally serves high ability students has been able to expand their services to all kids through the use of technology tools. In this session, you will learn how to help students drive their own learning by providing enrichment opportunities for all!

Speakers
avatar for Joan Skaggs

Joan Skaggs

Teacher-Elementary, Oakdale Elementary School
avatar for Lynn Spady

Lynn Spady

Teacher-Elementary, Westgate Elementary School


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
214 - Convention Center

10:30am

Using Data to Drive Technology Decisions
This #EdCamp style session will discuss how data is used in making technology decisions. Conversations will center around what data is used and how that data shapes district policies/procedures. This session will be highly interactive.

Speakers
avatar for Otis Pierce

Otis Pierce

PD Coordinator - Tech Integration, ESU 7
I am the Technology Integration Coordinator at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska and have been there the past 3 years. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented at several state, national, and international conferences.


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
209 - Convention Center

10:30am

Apple Deployment Programs Update
Apple Deployment Programs allow schools to easily deploy and manage Macs and iPads. In this session we'll discuss the latest Deployment Program features and upgrades.

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
212 - Convention Center

10:30am

Is 802.11ac Wi-Fi Right for You?
We will be covering a Summary of 802.11ac Technology and how it differentiates from prior generations of Wi-Fi. We will also touch on some Market Trends, 802.11ac products, and ways that you can manage those Wi-Fi devices. Lastly, we’ll talk about items, like switching that will help compliment a well-designed Wi-Fi Solution.

Speakers
MP

Mitch Piekarski

System Engineer, Computerhardware Inc./D-Link


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
207 - Convention Center

10:30am

Mackin VIA
I will demonstrate Mackin VIA as a digital content host and Mackin as a supplier of digital content.

Speakers
ME

Mackin Educational Resources

Account Executive, Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources provides library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers their database boasts more than 2.5 million printed titles and 350,000 digital products. Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with their FREE, award-winning digital content management system, MackinVIA, and custom collection analysis services.


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

10:30am

Augment Your Reality
One of the fastest growing technology practices, Augmented Reality takes places, locations and materials and adds an additional dimension of content and learning that has never been experienced before. Augmented Reality is not just being used in the classroom, but the boardroom, billboard, magazine, city and much much more. We will also show you how easy it is to create your own Augmented Reality.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Ballroom C - Convention Center

10:30am

Your Digital Footprint
We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organizations. "Googling" ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not. As individuals and as organizations, what can we do to actually shape this footprint? With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organization. This is not about branding as much as it is about modeling for our students that we are learners along with them.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Ballroom A - Convention Center

10:30am

Google's Top 40 Technology Integration Tips
Do you call 867-5309 for technology integration help? Or do you just Shake It Off? You Won't Stop Believing, the ease in utilizing Google Apps for Education in any K-12 setting. You will be Gettin' Jiggy Wit Google as we look at Google's Top 40 tips, tricks and ideas. You will be a Dancing Queen (or King) and singing Joy to the World all the way to your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

Teacher-K12, Milford Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

10:30am

Take a Deep Dive into Casper Management
We will look at a few ways casper management can help to solve some of the most common issues facing OS X and iOS management. I will show some of the less common areas that can make everyone's lives easier.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Uchtman

Rob Uchtman

Director of Technology, Brownell-Talbot School


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
210 - Convention Center

11:30am

Beyond an Hour of Code
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Learn about the brand new (and free!) Code.org K-5 Computer Science curriculum. Critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creativity help students excel at problem-solving in all subject areas.

Speakers
KS

Kevin Smith

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, Dakota State University
KS

Kent Steen

Curriculum Specialist for Computer Science, Lincoln Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

11:30am

Creating a Textbook Free Classroom!
Learn how the Lexington High School Social Sciences Department has created a way for its teachers to share resources and teach class with or without textbooks! Taking the concept of classroom curating a step further, the school has created a district wiki to house and annotate digital resources for its teachers to use to meet its curricular goals.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Bell

Eric Bell

Teacher-Secondary, Lexington Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
213 - Convention Center

11:30am

Finding the C in BYOC
BYOC or Build Your Own Curriculum is an innovative way to create curriculum and align it to state standards. Instead of teachers having a ''COW'' (curriculum on the wall), curriculum can be done digitally saving time, energy and money in the long run. Collaboration features, lesson plans and having curriculum web-based are definite advantages for using BYOC.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Good

Chris Good

Technology Integration Specialist, ESU #1
I am the technology integration specialist at ESU 1. I am actively involved in GAFE, Blended Learning, Canvas and numerous other ventures. ESU 1 is located in Northeast Nebraska. My unit serves 6 counties containing 22 school districts.
JJ

Josh Johnson

Teacher-Secondary, Wayne Community Schools
AO

Allyson Olson

Curriculum Coordinator/Director, South Sioux City Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
216 - Convention Center

11:30am

Game up Your World Studies/Current Events with Fantasy Geopolitics
Think fantasy football meets the world! When you play fantasy geopolitics, classes are divided into teams and then draft countries who score points based on the number of mentions in the NY Times and movement on the Goldstein Scale. Learn how to engage your students in the study of world affairs using a fun and competitive game format.

Speakers
SH

Scott Harrington

Teacher-Secondary, Norris PS


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
208 - Convention Center

11:30am

How a High School Does Mobile App Development
I will be covering the topic of Mobile App Development and what I use to get students excited and prepared to develop their own apps. I will be going over MIT App Inventor and Apple's Xcode.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jarosz

Brent Jarosz

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools
Business and technology teacher with Lincoln Public schools. Also, program coordinator for Limcoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
205 - Convention Center

11:30am

Teaching Online Integrity
Being online erases privacy. As we text, post, comment, email, facebook, tweet, 'friend', or purchase, we're leaving a footprint. How can an educator emphasize digital character education? This session will demonstrate online teaching resources, discussion topics, and class projects. Helping students develop an online reputation is a goal of this presentation. Trends in career resume development, portfolio content, and communication methods will be discussed.

Speakers
BB

Bob Bednar

School Counselor, Pleasanton Public Schools
I'm a husband, father, grandfather, and k12 school counselor wanting to integrate technology as I work with students. I want to help all students make effective decisions for their future, whether the decision is related to career, college, personal, or social.


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
215 - Convention Center

11:30am

The Visible Classroom
Learn how to connect your students to the world through using a Twitter chat as well as how to make your classroom visible to your community. See how two teachers have extended learning beyond the school walls and how they are celebrating what happens in their classrooms with their community through social media.

Speakers
RH

Rebecca Huls

Teacher-Secondary, Aurora Public Schools
avatar for Kara McNeese

Kara McNeese

Teacher-Secondary, Aurora Public Schools
I am in my 14th year of teaching Spanish and have my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I love to incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance language fluency. Please talk to me about creating your own twitter chat for your students!


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
206 - Convention Center

11:30am

There's a Chrome App for That!
This session will highlight a few of the best apps, extensions and add-ons Google Chrome has to offer! Learn about the latest creative approaches to learning and explore many tools that will help make your life in the classroom much easier!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Toepfer

Lori Toepfer

Integration Specialist, Barr Middle School


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
211 - Convention Center

11:30am

Top 30 Resources to Electrify Your Classroom & Rock Your Organization
Surprise your students and save yourself time with these Chrome extensions, apps and must use websites that will electrify your classroom and rock your organization with resources for all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Ediger

Jackie Ediger

Director of Professional Development, ESU9


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

11:30am

500,000 Apps in 45 Minutes
Give a teacher an app, and she's got a day's lesson; Teach her how to find the right apps, and she'll have lessons for a lifetime! With the ever-growing App Store and many '10 Best Apps' articles, there must be a good way to wrangle exactly what we need. Come focus on the strategies, resources, suggestions, and best practices for finding ''the right app'' for the objective at hand.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
214 - Convention Center

11:30am

The World is Your Classroom: Global Collaboration
Take learning beyond the four walls of your classroom to connect students with others and collaborate on projects. Let's take learning to another level and discuss a variety of tools, projects, and strategies that we can take back to our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ruder

Christine Ruder

3rd Grade Teacher, Truman Elementary School/RPS


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
209 - Convention Center

11:30am

Cloud Learning Environment Advances
Technology resources, data and content must be highly available, accessible, easy to use and secure. A Nebraska cloud can provide a highly-reliable foundation for providing and accessing these services. One secure user identity per person can provide access to all K-12 resources from the local to the national level. This session is a demonstration of the work of these Nebraska projects and a look at their future direction.

Speakers
SI

Scott Isaacson

Technology Project Manager, Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
207 - Convention Center

11:30am

Lights, Camera, CLASS!
Want a great vehicle for engaging students? How about turning your student consumers of video into video producers? Video engages students and is a great vehicle for learning. You don't need an elaborate studio to make great work happen. Come to this session and leave with a progressive set of strategies and lesson plans to accommodate the diversity of gear and learners.

Speakers
TL

Therese Laux

Omaha North High Magnet School


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
212 - Convention Center

11:30am

Schoology's Innovative Learning Platform
This session will include a high-level display of Schoology's Enterprise Platform. Schoology has redefined the traditional learning management system to create a collective online educational effort. Schoology helps schools and districts to increase the communication and collaboration of all the stakeholder's involved in a student's education. With an easy-to-use interface, Schoology's CODiE-award-winning solution, and robust mobile apps, empower engaging instruction and system-wide collaboration on any device.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Arvanitis

Christopher Arvanitis

Sales Director, Schoology
Schoology—used by millions of students and educators in K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface, and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement.


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

11:30am

10 Digital Tools (and a Few Extra) and Projects for Your Library & Classroom
Our students love being engaged and connected to their learning, passions, and technology. We have the opportunity to give them the tools they need to collaborate, connect, and create with others not just in their classroom and school, but around the world. In this session, participants will learn how to use a variety of digital tools to do just that...Connect, Collaborate and Create! Shannon McClintock Miller will tell stories, show a number of amazing digital tools, and give lots of real-life examples that worked for her in the library and classroom. You will walk away with a rich tool box filled with things you can put into practice with teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
The Library Voice, Speaker, Consultant and Author


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

11:30am

Power Using Twitter
Power Using Twitter: Sure, you have tweeted and maybe even snapped a photo or two and sent it to the Twitterverse; but, are you using Twitter to its full potential? This session will explore the advanced features of Twitter. Are you using lists as a great way to find important relevant people to follow? Are you archiving tweets so you can reference them later on? Do you really know what happens when you send an at reply? Does your morning online paper include hash tag searches?? These items and many more will be discussed and demonstrated!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

11:30am

Let Me Explain Everything about FLIPPING Google
Along with ''Explain Everything'' let's take a look at how Google can provide what you need to flip your classroom. YouTube, Goggle Classroom, Drive, Hangout, Blogger are all provided in Chrome Extensions...the one stop shop to making a classroom flip a lot less flipping exhausting.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elger

Sarah Elger

Teacher-Secondary, Aurora Huskies


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

11:30am

Moving to Office 365
Representatives from Papillion-LaVista and OPS will provide insight on their move to Office 365 - how, why, when etc.

Speakers
avatar for Rich  Molettiere

Rich Molettiere

Technical/Network Support, Omaha Public Schools
avatar for Bill Pulte

Bill Pulte

Director of Information Technology, Papillion La Vista Community Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
210 - Convention Center

11:30am

Makerspace Playground
Using a playground-like atmosphere, come and "play around" with CEENBot robots, air rockets, drones, 3D printing, wearable technology, Google Glass, Pico & Makey Makey boards, Raspberry Pi, Minecraft, codeing and an iOS photobooth. A number of educators will be available in the area to assist and demonstrate how they are using and exploring the featured technologies in their schools.

Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Ballroom B - Convention Center

12:30pm

Coding Made Simple: Teaching Programming with Python
Thinking of starting a programming class at your school? The programming language Python makes learning how to code simple and fun, and allows students to quickly turn their program ideas into reality. This talk will focus on the strengths of Python over alternatives, and will introduce learning and teaching resources to help you hit the ground running in your programming classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Handelman

Scott Handelman

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
I teach algebra, geometry, and math topics to high school students. I love puzzles of all shapes and sizes.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
205 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Ignite Your Learning at NETA
Join us for this fast paced session, adapted from ISTE. 8 presenters have 5 minutes and 20 slides to share their passions and ignite yours. Come and join us on this white-knuckled ride!

Speakers
avatar for Corey Dahl

Corey Dahl

Superintendent, Crofton Community Schools
I will be the new Superintendent at Crofton! Formerly > ESU 8 Technology Coordinator & Instructional Technologist, Elementary Principal for Papillion-La Vista & Plainview, Athletic Director, Teacher, and Coach.
avatar for Otis Pierce

Otis Pierce

PD Coordinator - Tech Integration, ESU 7
I am the Technology Integration Coordinator at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska and have been there the past 3 years. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented at several state, national, and international conferences.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
213 - Convention Center

12:30pm

It's Elementary! Google Classroom for Elementary Students
Think your students are too young to use Google Classroom? Think again! Join us to learn from our experiences using this Google tool to enhance instruction with students as young as 2nd grade!

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Teacher Librarian, Titan Hill-Lewis Central School District
I'm the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate (serving 2nd through 5th grade students) in the Lewis Central School District. I'm working to support literacy and technology in and out of the library!Follow me on Twitter: @THLibrariZen
NW

Nancy Walker

Teacher-Elementary, Lewis Central Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

12:30pm

It's Not About the Apps: Create, Connect, and Collaborate
Do you have an iPad for your class (or a class set)? Many teachers get so excited about all the cool apps, but the power of the iPad doesn't lie in the apps, but how you use them. Learn some ideas for how to use an iPad to have your students create content, and connect and collaborate with others.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ruder

Christine Ruder

3rd Grade Teacher, Truman Elementary School/RPS


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
216 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Making Photos Fabulous: Changing Snapshots to Photographs
Everyone is taking photos! Leave this session with some tips and tricks to make your photo sharing/storytelling experiences fabulous. Topics include: Rules of Composition, DSLR cameras, point and shoot cameras, iPhones, iPads, etc. BYOD for a hands on experience. For photography or journalism teachers and anyone who wants to get more out of their camera.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Childers

Colleen Childers

Teacher-Secondary, Grand Island Northwest
I teach digital media and photography at Grand Island Northwest. We are a 1:1 school with chrome books!
avatar for Beth Kavan

Beth Kavan

Teacher-Secondary, Northwest High School
This is my third year at Northwest High School, where I teach English 10, Yearbook, Newspaper, and Photography.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
215 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Updating the Rubric of Essential Technology Conditions
Attend this session and add your knowledge and experience to reshaping the NDE Rubric of Essential Technology Conditions. The final product will be used in the online Technology Planning tool and as a resource for school improvement on the NDE webpage.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly
SW

SuAnn Witt

State E-rate Coordinator, Nebraska Dept of Education


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
211 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Using Minecraft to Teach Coding, Programing and STEM Thinking
Minecraft is a powerful platform for integrating content and curriculum into a digital medium, but did you know Minecraft could also be used to teach kids coding, programing and STEM thinking? This session will provide teachers with resources, student examples and a basic understanding of how to use Minecraft to incorporate computer science skills in meaningful and relevant ways.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Wilmot

Jason Wilmot

Teacher-Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Science
Jason Wilmot is a teacher, blogger, author, and an all around believer in good. Jason spent six years as a classroom teacher and currently teaches 650 kids each week as their computer science/creativity ninja specialist. He is a founding board member of The Bay – the best thing to happen in Lincoln, NE, maybe ever. Jason has traveled the world, met beautiful people and knows we are far more alike than we are different. | | Jason is married... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

12:30pm

VideoSmash: Making Video More Powerful in the Classroom
This how-to session features tools to clip video, embed questions, and engage students while viewing selected pieces. Learn how Educannon, Blubbr, Zaption and Edpuzzle utilize video clipping, track viewing and embed questions; Videonot.es to take notes as they watch, and push questions live as they view a clip using Pear Deck. Break the monotony of the Friday film day by making students accountable for what they watch.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ernst

Mark Ernst

Teacher-Secondary Social Sciences, Centennial Public Schools
I have been a social science teacher for 11 years, the last 3 have been at Centennial Public Schools. We are not 1:1, but we do have plenty of technology available to utilize in the classroom. I am a part of an ESU 6 group called TLC (Technology Learning Cadre), where teachers from districts within ESU 6 meet and work together to learn new ways to integrate technology in the classroom. My presentation is an attempt to show teachers there are... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
208 - Convention Center

12:30pm

When the Bus Runs Out of Gas - VFTs!
Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are good for you! Educators from Nebraska's cultural, historical, and scientific institutions will discuss how a virtual visit can meet state standards, explore Nebraska's past, present, and future - and are a lot of fun! Morrill Hall, Durham Museum, Homestead National Monument, Willa Cather Foundation, Agate Fossil Beds and others will participate. Interdisciplinary possibilities, program information, logistics, etc. will be shared.

Speakers
AM

Annie Mumgaard

Other, University of Nebraska State Museum


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

12:30pm

Help Your Administrators Become Leaders!
The job of the school administrator today is nearly impossible, and we need your help. Let's talk about how we can help our principals and superintendents grow from managers into leaders as we work together to transform our schools.

Speakers
avatar for David Evertson

David Evertson

Tech Director, Cozad Community Schools
Technology director at a 1-1 iPad school in Cozad, NE. Passionate about creating positive and lasting change, leadership in technology integration, and improving the K-12 student experience.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
209 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Authentic Authoring with Apple
Students become authentic authors with Apple's ecosystem. See how access, authenticity, and audience can transform writing assignments. Whether using a Mac or an OS device, learn how to enable it to become a literacy device in your K-12 classroom. Be able to instantly implement authoring projects with iPad apps, iBooks Author, Keynote and more, transforming your students' writing and creativity to new levels.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8
Katie currently serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for ESU 8. Katie has taught upper elementary, junior high Language Arts, high school digital media, and graduate level technology integration courses. She brings extensive experience in implementing technology initiatives including 1:1 environments, iPad deployments, grant projects, and community partnerships. She believes heavily in student-directed learning... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
212 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Enabling Digital-Learning: Building the Perfect Wi-Fi Network
The demands of 1:1 initiatives and federal mandates for connectivity are swiftly making high-performance Wi-Fi networks the new normal for schools. In a few years, the connected school will emerge: connectivity on buses, cloud-hosted file systems, digital-based attendance, and more. Administrators can no longer settle for networks that are ''good enough;'' they must plan proactively to support increases in data usage and density in coming years.

Speakers
X

Xirrus

Xirrus
School Districts and Colleges depend on high-bandwidth voice, video and data going to and from mobile devices. Today you need high-performance wireless. Xirrus delivers it. Our wireless solutions provide wired-like reliability; superior security and they perform under the most demanding conditions.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
206 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Keyboarding Online - Real Skills. Break Hunting and Pecking!
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial!

Speakers
KO

Keyboarding Online

CTO, Keyboarding Online
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
207 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Making Digital Content Work for You...The Destiny Difference
Join us for a fun session and learn how schools are using Follett School Solutions as their one digital learning platform, managing and accessing digital content 24/7, from a variety of providers! Discover easy ways to find trustworthy, grade-level appropriate content including eBooks, databases and websites. Support classroom instruction and digital learning: note tagging, lesson messaging, time on task reporting and more. Handouts provided.

Speakers
F

Follett

Follett School Solutions
Follett provides educationally relevant content, integrated educational technology solutions, and value-added services to over 65,000 PreK-12 schools and districts in the United States and around the world. We focus on earning our customers' trust every day and helping you impact over 35,000,000 PreK-12 students every year.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Blogging as a Professional Portfolio
Blogging has become a tool that is used often in the classroom, but has also become a valuable tool for educators to use in their own professional learning. Aligning with Teaching Standards, this session will show you how to create a professional portfolio that will be invaluable for sharing, connecting, and reflecting on teaching practice.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

12:30pm

Getting Creative with Google Drive
Come and learn how a couple of elementary teachers are using Google Drive with their students. See how we organize and manage student files using Google Classroom and discover creative projects using Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawing, and Forms. Templates will be available via a web link provided at the end of the session. If you came last year -- come again to see some new favorites!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Prabulos

Susan Prabulos

Teacher-Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools
avatar for Jason Rushing

Jason Rushing

Teacher-Elementary, Humann Elemenatary
My name is Jason Rushing and I am a Computer Science Teacher with Lincoln Public Schools. I currently teach K-5 Computer Science at Humann Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska. | | One of my passions is to experiment with methods for infusing technology into the elementary curriculum. I have seen struggling students become engaged and empowered when they are presented with a technological approach toward an assignment. Capitalizing upon a... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Google Admin Panel Discussion
As your districts Domain Admin, how many times have you had that ''I wonder how I ...''; or the ''Is it possible to ...''; or better yet, ''I wish I would have known ...'' This session is just for those moments. Come ask, share, and learn with this panel of Google Admins all within an email, tweet, or call away.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Bingham

Lucas Bingham

Technology Coordinator/Director, School District 145 - Waverly
avatar for Chris Ericson

Chris Ericson

Technology Manager, York Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
210 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Becoming a Connected Classroom
Many of us understand the necessity of connecting as educators, but we're not always sure how to make that happen for our students. In this session, we'll explore first steps to connecting our classrooms using tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype, Twitter, blogs, and virtual learning trips. Topics will include modeling transparency, digital citizenship, classroom exemplars, and how to communicate with stakeholders the importance of connecting our kids!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

Lead Teacher, Anastasis Academy


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
213 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Better Feedback Using Digital Tools
There are a multitude of ways that we can provide better feedback to students to better help them improve and grow as learners. From the features of Google Docs to alternative forms of feedback using voice or video, teachers can provide better help to students as part of the learning process. Participants will experience and be able to use these tools right away.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
216 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Building a Positive School Culture Using Technology
How can educators use technology to build a positive school culture? This session focuses on a variety of apps that build communication collaboration and creativity in students, and collaboration. Tools that develop citizenship and life long learning will be demonstrated. Apps include using Book Creator along with photo apps, drawing apps, YouTube, and other story telling tools. Kahoot will be demonstrated as an assessment and reflection tool.

Speakers
BB

Bob Bednar

School Counselor, Pleasanton Public Schools
I'm a husband, father, grandfather, and k12 school counselor wanting to integrate technology as I work with students. I want to help all students make effective decisions for their future, whether the decision is related to career, college, personal, or social.


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
215 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Green Screens for the Elementary Scene
Lights, iPad, Action! Are you interested in using Green Screen technology in your classroom this year? Come and see how easy it is to get started today. I will share tips, tools, and apps that will get your kids in the director's chair next week.

Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
206 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Infographics: Visually Interesting Information
Infographics (short for information graphic) is a type of picture that simply blends data & info with design that can be quickly consumed and easily understood. Think USA Today. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. Explore online resources for infographics and assignments to help students learn and teach others.

Speakers
PM

Peggy Moore

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
211 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Literacy and Technology for PK-3
This session will showcase resources, methods, and research about using technology tools with young learners. In addition, participants will discover opportunities to connect with other educators around the world who are successfully using digital tools with PK-3 students. Expect to walk away with ideas, tools, and resources to effectively utilize technology tools with young students.

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Power of Collaboration
Behind any great idea is some type of collaboration. Learning really can happen outside our comfort zones. Come find out how educators hours apart, when outside their comfort zones, have their students collaborate through various web resources. During this session we will discuss the lessons learned, ideas forgotten, and those lessons that were thrown out the window! Student projects will be shared. Leave this session ready to collaborate.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

Teacher-K12, Milford Public Schools
avatar for Karla Rohde

Karla Rohde

Business Teacher/TIS, Amherst Public School


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
205 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Professional TRANSFORMATION Using FLIPPED PD
Enhancing professional development, we wanted to find a way to better use professional development afternoons and continue to grow our teachers. Flipped PD was implemented. See how one school enhanced their professional development into PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION by flipping PD.


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Putting Technology Back into Industrial Technology
In this session, I will share how I use Google Forms to more effectively and efficiently manage my classroom as well as my wood shop. I hope to not only share information, but share physical documents that other Industrial Technology Educators could use in their classrooms.

Speakers
RW

Roy Wright

Teacher-Secondary, Seward Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
208 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Let Students Be Amazing
One of the most important aspects of putting technology in the hands of our students and our teachers is that they are immediately provided with opportunities to do things that would otherwise be impossible. Sometimes we just have to get out of the way and 'Let Kids Be Amazing.'

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
214 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Differentiated Technology
We would all agree differentiated instruction is essential in creating successful learning opportunities for students. Does education need to extend this pedagogy into technology integration? Should students learn to create and share their learning on different devices? Does it have to be 1:1? iPads better? Chromebooks better? Join this conversation to share your experiences with technology at your school and develop your tech integration philosophy.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Sautter

Stephen Sautter

Tech Integration, York Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
209 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Is There An App for That?
If not, let's create one! What does it take to get an app developed and in the App Store? Come learn from a team of teenage app developers who are using their passion to build and deploy apps. The team will share how they utilize a combination of individual talents to create engaging apps. There will be time for questions and answers!

Speakers
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning, and genius hour. She provides training and inservice on Apple Foundations Courses to teachers in the district. In addition she leads workshops on Google Apps... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
212 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Is Your Network on App Overload?
District networks are flooded with the latest apps. How can a school know EACH and EVERY app used on their network is used to optimize critical app performance and security? This session will discuss today's ''app overload'' environment with a focus on using network data to increase academic performance while also enhancing network performance. Topics: Recovering $ on district software licensing and increasing academic performance by profiling top achievers.

Speakers
HE

Haddock Education Technologies

Education Consultant, Haddock Education Technologies
Interactive and Educational Technology


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

1:30pm

STEM - Making it Happen in the Classroom!
Join us to learn about Code RED - an innovative and exciting STEM curriculum that brings computer science and computer coding skills to your students in grades K-12 through software development, web design, and app creation! Code RED provides teachers and schools an affordable, cutting edge STEM curriculum through robust instructional materials and focused professional development. Code RED - helping Nebraska school districts prepare career and college-ready students for a world of unlimited opportunity in STEM!

Speakers
RJ

Randy Jennings

Education Technology Partners


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
207 - Convention Center

1:30pm

The AASL Best Websites.....25 that Rock Each Year!
For the past 5 years, the American Association of School Librarian's Best Websites For Teaching and Learning Committee has been selecting 25 websites that will enhance classrooms and libraries. This last year the committee celebrated their 150th website and this year we will be adding 25 more! Come find out about the winners. Shannon McClintock Miller will focus on amazing websites from six categories including: Media Sharing, Digital Storytelling, Manage & Organize, Social Networking & Communication, Content Resources, and Curriculum Collaboration. It will be a fun presentation, which will leave you with tons of ideas and wonderful bookmarks and handouts to take with you back to your students, teachers, and school community.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
The Library Voice, Speaker, Consultant and Author


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

1:30pm

Weebly
Weebly is a very powerful, affordable and easy to use site that allows you to create dynamic websites. This session will show you how to create a website complete with customized graphics, colors, drop down menus, blogs and much much more. You will also learn about Weebly for Education and how it can be used to allow your students to create their own safe and secure websites.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

1:30pm

Technology for All - Using Google Tools
The goal of education today is not simply mastery of content or technology. It is the mastery of the learning process. Explore how Google Apps and Chrome can help educators meet this goal by meeting the needs of all learners. Learn how to leverage these tools to create and curate curriculum as well as reduce challenges to learning and leave with tips and tricks to manage resources, data and time!

Speakers
avatar for Peg Coover

Peg Coover

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
I am a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the area of Educational Technology. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I'm excited to be presenting at NETA again, but even more thrilled to be here with so many dedicated and awesome educators! There is no better conference for learning and connecting than NETA! @MrsCoover


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Tying all the 3 Letter Abbreviations Together into One Cohesive Model
Take a look at how one school managed to tie MDM, VPP, and DEP together to distribute almost 8000 devices in one year. We will look at how both iOS and Mac OS X work with these systems. We take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lee

Matt Lee

Other, Westside Community Schools
avatar for Rob Uchtman

Rob Uchtman

Director of Technology, Brownell-Talbot School


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
210 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Chromebooks in the Classroom: Now What?
As a school in their first year of implementation of 1:1 Chromebooks, we will demonstrate how we have started to utilize the power of Chrome and Google. Through creating your own apps, collaboration, add-ons, and the internet at our fingertips, we will demonstrate 10+ tools that are user friendly and make the Chrome experience in your classroom powerful.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bechtold

Mike Bechtold

Technology Coordinator/Director, Ord Public Schools
EC

Erin Craven

Teacher-Elementary, Ord Elementary School


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
211 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Coding 101
Coding and digital literacy are the new 21st century ''superpowers''. Learn about engaging, no-cost resources to incorporate coding into a class or to develop a course for coding. We will explore Hour of Code, Codecademy, iPad Apps, Scratch, Makey Makey, Crunchzilla, unplugged activities, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Rethmeier

Heidi Rethmeier

Professional Development Coordinator, ESU 8
Heidi is a professional development coordinator and life-long learner who flies her "geek flag" high. Her background includes military service as an aeronautical engineer, post-secondary engineering instructor, and secondary STEM teacher. She is passionate about STEM and her three wonderful children.


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 202 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Creating a Dynamic Classroom Environment with Google+
I will be presenting the benefits of Google+ in and out of the classroom. These benefits include the increased ability to foster communication between student and teacher, cooperative learning among students, and the ability to provide feedback to students in a timely manner. Social media can be effectively used within a classroom environment to enhance and modify current student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Tunink

Jeff Tunink

Teacher-Secondary, Southern Public Schools
I am a first year vendor at NETA. I would be more than happy to explain my first journey into using a Learning Management System at a lower income school district. I have learned a great deal from my first year spent with Google+ in and out of the classroom. Please introduce yourself and share your stories about using a Learning Management System.


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
215 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Eleven Exceptional Apps for ELL Educators
In an effort to engage ELL students and integrate technology into the ELL classroom, we will showcase 11 of the best apps we have found for ELL students. While useful in our ELL classrooms, these apps would be useful in any classroom for engaging students in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Come see how you can get students to communicate effectively!

Speakers
avatar for Zach Mapes

Zach Mapes

Forensics, Crete High School


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
206 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Expanding the Walls of Your Library or Classroom
Come learn how you can expand what you are doing in your library or classroom through video conferencing. Connect to Authors, experts, or theme based specialists. Bring a zoo, farm, or forensic expert into your classroom without the milage. The sky is the limit.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Aschoff

Molly Aschoff

Digital Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit 8
Molly Aschoff is currently the Digital Learning Coordinator at ESU 8 in Neligh, NE. She is in her 21th year in Education, before coming to the ESU she was an Elementary and SPED teacher. As the eLearning coordinator she supports instructional design for teachers teaching distance-learning courses or blending their classrooms including development of instructional strategies, course materials, assessment techniques, appropriate integration of... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
213 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Nebraska Microsoft IT Initiative
Do you want to know more about the Nebraska Microsoft IT Initiative? Come and hear success stories how Nebraska students and teachers are earning Microsoft Office certification.

Speakers
SG

Shawna Garland

Technology Coordinator/Director, Bruning-Davenport Public Schools
TG

Tennille Gifford

Teacher-Secondary, Kearney High School
avatar for Ramona Schoenrock

Ramona Schoenrock

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
205 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Playing with Pentatonics - iPads in the Music Classroom
Looking for ways to incorporate technology into the music classroom? Come check out what three teachers are using to invigorate their instruction! Incorporating fine arts with technology is an exciting opportunity for many educators. Session participants will see a demonstration group play a piece of music in a traditional way, then use iPads to enhance and supplement their performance. Please bring your own device if you'd like to play along.

Speakers
KB

Karen Benson

Teacher-Elementary, Millard Public Schools
LM

Laura Malcom

Teacher-Elementary, Millard Public Schools
SS

Shelly Smith

Teacher-Elementary, Millard Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
208 - Convention Center

2:30pm

The Brave Project: Challenge Yourself, Take Action and Blog!
Want to blog but not sure how you'd get started? Feeling burned out and looking for ways to re-engergize yourself? Learn about the Brave Project Lynne embarked on over the past year, where she stretched out of her comfort zone by performing as a lounge singer, camping under the summer skies at the Nebraska Star Party and venturing to Bali, to teach technology skills as a volunteer while blogging.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6 / NETA Board
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed tech in schools. How can be better help you advocate for ed tech funding and accessibility in schools?


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 203 - Convention Center

2:30pm

What's App? Engaging Students Using LiveCode
Engage your students in App design and creation using LiveCode. LiveCode's free, multi-platform, English language based App creation tool makes it possible! See the star lifecycle come to life in a student created App using LiveCode. The LiveCode tool and capabilities can be applied to all content areas to allow creativity, real world applications and sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nizzi

Dawn Nizzi

Health Science Facilitator, Westside High School CAPS Program


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
216 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Superhero Solutions for Common Tech Integration Requests
Has your technology toolbelt lost its luster? Think technology in the classroom is your Kryptonite? Join Heather, Shelly and Mickie as they share their superhero tips and tricks for tech integration. These caped crusaders will let you in on the tools that they use to solve their teachers' common tech integration requests. Fire up the invisible jet or hop on the Batmobile and join us for this super session!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

Teacher-K12, Milford Public Schools
avatar for Mickie Mueller

Mickie Mueller

Educational Technology Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Mickie is the Educational Technology Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools. As Educational Technology Facilitator, Mickie develops training for district staff and helps teachers use technology in their classrooms. Prior to becoming the Ed Tech Facilitator, Mickie spent 18 years as a business and information technology instructor. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and loves training on Google tools. In 2015 Mickie received NETA's... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
214 - Convention Center

2:30pm

You Want Me to Do What?
Have you found yourself in the mix of creating and offering technology related professional development opportunities in your district? What are the best and most effective ways to support your colleagues in learning how to integrate technology in the classroom? Attend this session for a variety of ideas for guiding & supporting staff at all comfort levels. Resources will include: Twitter, S'more, Google Classroom, Screencasts, & More.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Stogdill

Cynthia Stogdill

Library Media Specialist, Fremont Public Schools
#FutureReady School Librarian. iPhoneographer. Tech Nerd. Co-Founder #mwlibchat. eduBuncee Ambassador. Love the Judge, Kids, Reading. Gently shaking the world!


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
209 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Cloud Managed Wireless with AOS and Meraki
Discover how Cisco Meraki cloud managed edge and branch networking offerings simplify your schools wireless, switching, security and BYOD solutions. Meraki gives administrators visibility and control, without the cost and complexity of traditional architectures. With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly over the web. Learn how to deploy network wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Weidner

Steve Weidner

Design Architect, Alexander Open Systems


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
207 - Convention Center

2:30pm

iPad Academy: A Model for Success
Learn about Bellevue Public Schools unique, innovative iPad Academy model for professional development that is meaningful, wildly popular, and impacting instruction. This presentation will showcase our professional development philosophies around our iPad Academy, methods, and results. We provide hands on learning, time to ''play'', coaching and collaboration days for our teachers. The results are amazing and sustainable over time.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Carlson

Jeanette Carlson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
As an Instructional Technology Specialist I keep busy coaching teachers, training staff and supporting innovation in the classroom. Before this role I taught business education for sixteen years. I have a Bachelor’s in Business Education, and a Master’s in Instructional Technology and I'm an Apple Vanguard Member. Along with these roles, I enjoy presenting at conferences. Besides my job, I enjoy reading, golfing, learning, grabbing coffee and... Read More →
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning, and genius hour. She provides training and inservice on Apple Foundations Courses to teachers in the district. In addition she leads workshops on Google Apps... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
212 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Literacy Differentiation for College and Career Readiness
How are schools doubling and even tripling their reading Lexile gains for their students? Find out how they monitor and use data about students' progress toward state standards to accomplish this amazing feat. Achieve3000 - a web based, differentiated literacy program - provides equitable, high interest, informational articles to ALL students at their exact Lexile level in order to maximize their results. Our goal is College and Career Readiness!

Speakers
A

Achieve3000

Regional Director, NE and IA, Achieve3000
How are schools doubling and even tripling their reading Lexile gains for their students? Find out how they monitor and use data about students' progress toward state standards to accomplish this amazing feat. Achieve3000 - a web based, differentiated literacy program - provides equitable, high interest, current events articles to ALL students at their exact Lexile level in order to maximize their results. Our goal is College and Career... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Bringing a New Voice to Libraries & Schools Through Makerspaces
There are so many ways that libraries and schools are being redesigned and changing. One way is by the addition of Makerspaces, which are adding new places for creativity, collaboration, and connections. When Shannon McClintock Miller and her students added a Makerspace and tools like a Makerbot 3D printer, LittleBits, knitting, and ''Maker Lunches'' to the library, little did they know what it would bring to the entire school community. Through classroom PBL projects, individual passions, and global connections, the students at Van Meter have been inspired to make a difference within their Makerspace, school and the world.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
The Library Voice, Speaker, Consultant and Author


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom A - Convention Center

2:30pm

The Group Smackdown
This session is all about YOU! Bring your favorite website, app, gadget, whatever and be prepared to show the audience how awesome it is while learning about other awesome items from your fellow audience members.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom C - Convention Center

2:30pm

Using Google Docs Collaboratively in the Classroom
This session would be for those just beginning to use Google Docs in the classroom. It will show examples of Google Documents and Projects, and how students can work on them collaboratively.

Speakers
avatar for Kary Archer

Kary Archer

Teacher-Elementary, Freeman Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Blog Your Tech Support
Get blogging to help train your students and staff on the tech skills they need to succeed. In this session, learn how to get started with an easy, free blog and the benefits of using online media for on-demand professional development and for delivering real-time ''tech issues'' news. As well as the ''why'' for ed-tech blogging, we'll cover some of the ''how'' with WordPress basics.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Garrison

Alex Garrison

Systems Administrator, Metropolitian Community College


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
210 - Convention Center