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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 a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom - 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 Team
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... 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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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 a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom C - 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 Team
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... 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 a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom C - 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 Team
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... 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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →


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

Innovation Director of Instructional Technology and Library Media/Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, Van Meter Schools
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon brings a special expertise and vision... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →


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

Innovation Director of Instructional Technology and Library Media/Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, Van Meter Schools
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon brings a special expertise and vision... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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

Innovation Director of Instructional Technology and Library Media/Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, Van Meter Schools
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon brings a special expertise and vision... Read More →


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

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


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