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Thursday, April 23
 

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
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Stephanie Bach

Teacher-Elementary, Plattsmouth Elementary Schools
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Amy Kuhr

Technology Coorindator, Plattsmouth Community School District


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 Schools
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 Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Technology Coordinator, Gretna Public Schools


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
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Shalon Roth

Teacher-Elementary, Milford Elementary School
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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
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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
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Chree Hopkins

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Waverly Middle School
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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
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Mark Danley

Computer Science Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools


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
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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
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Kritin Witte

Teacher-Secondary, Shickley Public Schools


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!

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Vicki Lentfer

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, University of Nebraska 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
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Lynn Kleinmeyer

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
I am a Digital Learning Consultant with Grant Wood AEA. With a background as a Teacher Librarian and a 7th grade Reading teacher, I'm working to support the integration of literacy and technology into every classroom! 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
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David Shabram

TEACHERS, Westside Community Schools
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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
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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.

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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
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Julie 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.

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Tara Martin

Teacher-Secondary, Northwest Public School
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Jennifer Verba

Teacher-Secondary, Northwest Public Schools


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

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

Professor and Chair, University of Nebraska Lincoln TLTE
Teacher Education and Graduate 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
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Steve McCarville

Holy Name School
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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
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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
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Tracy Bye

St. Philip Neri Catholic School
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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
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Heather Callihan

Technology Integration, Northwest Public Schools
Heather Callihan is the Technology Integration Specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, Ne. Heather is currently the NETA Board president (@YourNETA), Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador. Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She... Read More →
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Jeremy Nielsen

Technology Coordinator/Director, Omaha Public Schools


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.

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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
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Lisa Dowding

Teacher-Elementary, Bennet Elementary
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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 thirty-first year in the education profession. I am a team leader, literacy facilitator, and a member of our district iPad Academy. I am passionate about my students, teaching, technology... Read More →
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Garrett Sims

District Partnerships Facilitator, Bellevue Public Schools
District Partnerships Facilitator, 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... Read More →


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
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Janet Kuszak

LAN Manager/Tech Cord, 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
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Jake Herrmann

Teacher-Elementary, Aurora Huskies
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Loree Moss

Teacher-Elementary, Aurora Huskies
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Ashley Peterson

3rd grade teacher, Aurora Elementary School
I love using Chromebooks to integrate into all subject areas! We use GAFE throughout the day, along with many other websites!


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
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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
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Katie Johnson

Teacher-Elementary, Shickley Public School
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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
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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
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Katie Morrow

Technology Integration, Educational Service Unit #8


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
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Stephanie Dannehl

Tech Integration/ School Librarian, Bertrand Community School
Bertrand sixth graders will be demonstrating the Microsoft Hololens. The HoloLens is the first self-contained, wireless, holographic headset that lets users engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. This mixed reality technology allows students... Read More →


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!

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Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom B - 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
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Jill Bankson

Teacher-Elementary, Dodge
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Julie McCoy

Teacher-Elementary, Grand Island Public Schools
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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!

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Sara Axtell

Teacher-Elementary, Kearney Public Schools
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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
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Kim Ridder

6th Grade/Language Arts, Scott Middle School/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
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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
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Brian Hardie

Teacher-K12, Blair Community Schools
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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.

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Jordan Marr

Social Science/Business Instructor, 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.

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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 thirty-first year in the education profession. I am a team leader, literacy facilitator, and a member of our district iPad Academy. I am passionate about my students, teaching, technology... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Sims

Garrett Sims

District Partnerships Facilitator, Bellevue Public Schools
District Partnerships Facilitator, 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... Read More →


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
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Alysa

Librarian, Lincoln Public Schools
Elevating middle school literacy!
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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
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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
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Eric Nelson

Teacher-Secondary, Lincoln Public Schools - Computing Services
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Kim Ridder

6th Grade/Language Arts, Scott Middle School/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
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Tara Maltsberger

Elementary Teacher, Heartland Community Schools


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
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Suzie Olberding

6th Grade, Scott Middle School, Lincoln Public Schools


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
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Martonia Gaskill

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Tommy Hansen

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
My primary teaching assignments are in the area of literacy and technology. In addition to the Graduate literacy classes, I also teach a class in our undergraduate program titled “Instructional Technology and the Preservice Teacher.”


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
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Melanie Anderson

Teacher-Elementary, Plattsmouth Elementary School
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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
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Joel Bramhall

Teacher-Secondary, Columbus Public Schools
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Carol Dostal

Teacher-Secondary, Columbus Public Schools


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

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