Select Criteria: Tracks = Future of EdTech Educator

Sunday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W001
One way to engage students with STEM learning is to get them coding in the classroom. Using the content in your curriculum, you can have students designing apps using App... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W002
It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding, and computer science, at a young age. During this session, attendees will hear from an educator... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W008
STEM education is critical to success in the digital age as both an educational imperative and an economic necessity. Teachers and kids can be amazingly innovative if left to their... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W009
Many coding programs and curricula exist, but many never leave the digital world and come for the student. This workshop is designed to give educators an understanding of what physical... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W010
Finding the right digital tools to can be a challenge. Using a tool like Nearpod helps educators to engage students in multimedia lessons full of activities in which students can... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W011
In 1916, John Dewey argued that students could not learn how to be good citizens through lecture: Schools, he asserted, must become societies through which children could learn citizenship skills.... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W012
Interactive design creates meaningful relationships between students and activities from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Here’s your chance to learn some of the best uses of G... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W013
Using Google Expeditions? Want to create your own tour? Want to give your students a new way to show locations you are learning about? Google Tour Creator is a powerful... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W014
Eager to add technology to your next makerspace project? Looking for an effective tool to organize your unit and allow students to seamlessly collaborate and access the materials necessary to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W020
Designing a classroom that allows for learners to take ownership of learning, have their voice and choice in learning targets, and transition from an educator to a facilitator might seem... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W021
The makers movement across education has made a significant impact, allowing students to do and create. Discover ways to establish not just a space but a culture connecting authentic learning and... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W022
Are you just starting off with Google? Do you want to go deeper in the basic tools the Google Suite offers? If either of those were a yes, this session... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W023
This session will traverse G Suite for Education and the G Suite for Education Training Center to prepare attendees for the level 1 certification exam. Apps included in the workshop... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W024
New to gamification and game-based learning? This one’s for you! In this highly engaging and interactive session, participants will learn the ins and outs of using game-based learning/gamification to foster... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W025
As the amount of coursework students have increases, teachers are scrambling to fit everything into the school day. Teachers must think outside of the box — literally. We must break down... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W281
Our students love using technology. Our teachers often resist because they do not see the connections. During this engaging session, we will explore current entry-level AR/VR tools that teachers can... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W285
Virtual reality is all the rage as I’m sure you’ve heard here at FETC. Everyone is wanting Oculus Rift, the HoloLens, and all these amazing cameras that take 360 video.... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Sunday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: CODE19
This is a free six-hour elementary coding workshop hosted by Code.org. Get an introduction to computer science fundamentals for K-5 students plus an overview of the Code.org online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching "unplugged" classroom activities. Access free Code.org curricula for K-5 classrooms: The content includes teaching students computer... Read More
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  • Special Event
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Sunday, January 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W026
Dialogue and collaboration between students is a primary goal in many classrooms and school districts. Building off of our experience as technology integration coaches with K-12 literacy backgrounds, we present... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W027
In this workshop, participants will design their own VR space from scratch. Educators will use design thinking to develop a relevant, efficient, and effective immersive learning space that will inspire... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 210D
  • Session Number: $W028
Students love iPads because they are mobile, are easy to use, and make learning exciting. We are covering simple strategies to encourage your students to create with an iPad rather than only... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W033
STEAM education and the maker movement intersect to create exciting changes in teaching and learning. Infusing STEAM and maker learning into literacy incorporates hands-on learning in meaningful ways. This active... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W035
Virtual reality has peaked the interest of many educators across the U.S. recently. If you are interested in exploring personalized learning and using VR headsets in the classroom, come interact... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W036
Teaching text-based code through a hands-on approach engages and works for all ages. Novice inquirers or experienced coders can read, understand, and create text-based code. By using a hands-on approach... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W037
Are you ready to take on an educational journey that gets your students engaged and thinking? Now that 3D printers have come down in price and size, one of the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W038
Learn to apply a computational thinking assessment tool in this hands-on workshop by designing, building, and programing your own robot. Develop skills in identifying and assessing computational thinking in your... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W039
Navigation. What does STREAM mean for our school? How do we get there using the technology we are using at the moment? How do we steer fourth-graders and high schoolers... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W045
Game-based learning provides an incredible opportunity for students to develop skills through experiential learning, but price and accessibility often limit opportunities. In this workshop, we will explore and discuss ways... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W046
The gamified classroom is an adventure at any level or content area. In this interactive session, you will learn how to layer the most motivational techniques of gameplay over your... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W047
Do you have the basic stuff in Google Drive down? Do you want to find out what else Google has to offer to make your classroom space great? This session... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W048
This fast-paced session will traverse G Suite for Education and the G Suite for Education Training Center to prepare attendees for the level 2 certification exam. Apps included in the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W049
App challenges have become an effective teaching method for elevating student engagement, integrating STEAM, and promoting a culture of innovation. This workshop is designed to provide educators with strategies, tools,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W050
You've wanted to get better at this Google Drive thing but weren't sure how to approach it. This is a highly hands-on approach to learning about Drive, Docs, and much... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W282
From Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to the collaboration between General Motors for the Epcot Test Track Ride, there are valuable lessons to anchor Design Thinking and so many careers.... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W286
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP01
Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world....
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Sunday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W051
Come discover a new and exciting way to create educational video games. Using a tablet and some blocks, participants will learn the basics of programming and game development. After playing... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W052
Come learn how to bring iOS app development to your classroom. Never coded before? No problem! In this workshop, you will learn how to create multiple apps from the ground... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210D
  • Session Number: $W053
Discover amazing and endless possibilities of teaching your students how to create, not just consume, using an iPad as their learning tool. Students love iPads because they are mobile, are... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W058
Become a Disney "Imagineer” for a day and design a new theme park attraction. Imagineers are a combination of engineers who are innovative and creative and have imagination. Create a... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W059
The core of learning is wonder, and great teachers ignite wonder in many ways, crafting experiences and inspiring stories that students will return to long after they have graduated and... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W060
Learn 10 different ways that infographics can promote student creativity and deliver instruction. Finding the best ways to convey information and provide opportunities for students to be creative and engaged... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W061
How do you engage reluctant and at-risk readers in Shakespeare? Use centers employing STEAM activities to encourage engagement! This activity follows a study of "Julius Caesar" through six centers that... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W063
Are you looking to take Blooms, SAMR, and the 4C's up a notch in your classroom? In this energetic, audience-driven, interactive session, you'll learn about the importance of digital media... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W064
Two English teachers share some of their favorite ways to increase student engagement when teaching literature analysis and writing skills. These technology-based innovative strategies include student-created Google Sites based on... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W070
Inspire creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and global connectedness with the implementation of STEAM Bins in your blended learning classroom. This hands-on session on STEAM Bins will showcase how to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W071
Explore various models of PBL that allow for standards-based learning while facilitating the 4C’s. Understand how PBL can be the process and pedagogy for multiple initiatives, including 1:1, STEM, flipped... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W072
Want to integrate engaging and effective technology projects into your classroom but aren't sure where to start? This session will help you find the right tools, customize your projects for... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W073
Game-based learning promotes creativity, imagination, and cognitive, social, and emotional development. The combination of technology and game-based learning is a powerful tool that can be used by all teachers across... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W074
According to the 2017 NCM and CoSN K-12 Horizon Report, VR, AR, and AI are "important developments" that will have a significant impact on education over the next two to five years.... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W075
Have you given up on having students create and share video because it takes so much time to get the video out of the phone or tablet? Explore YouTube's live... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W287
If you've been in education for awhile, you have probably heard of the reading program AR, or Accelerated Reader. Well, that's NOT the AR we are talking about today. The... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP02
Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies, and more—with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes—using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas....
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP03
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music and drawing using free apps available on iPad....
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP04
This hands-on session incorporates drawing, music, and video to bring student expression to traditionally text- and writing-heavy classes. See how Apple Distinguished Educators are using the Everyone Can Create learning materials and iPad to increase student engagement and achievement....
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W076
Breakout games have become a popular pastime. We can gamify some of our material to make our classes a bit more engaging for our students.Join us as we discover the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W077
During this session, attendees will learn the difference between coding, computational thinking, and computer science while also learning how to bring them to life in an elementary classroom. During this... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W083
Serious games and simulations have the potential to bridge the gap between abstract concepts and real-world applications, but most efforts fall far short of this lofty goal. Too often, simulations... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W084
Many coding programs and curricula exist, but many never leave the digital world and come for the student. This workshop is designed to give educators an understanding of what physical... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W085
While many educators use social media like Facebook or Instagram for personal uses, there are still many who are missing out on the AWESOME impact that Twitter can have on... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W086
Let's engage and enhance computational thinking. Block coding is a great start for younger students, but we should prepare students of all ages to become relevant text-based coders. Explore how... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W087
Technology engages students, but are they cognitively engaged? Today’s world requires students to think critically, persist in ambiguous situations, and work collaboratively. Preparing students to meet the challenges of the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W088
Let's face it: We often learn more from watching a video than we do from reading an article or blog post. The power of video is evident. Don't believe me? Try... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W089
Whether translating the concise word choice of poetry to Twitter, the voice of persuasive essays to blogs, or the crafting of an engaging narrative into e-publishing, effective writing is at... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W089
Let creativity fly as you learn about a few free and easy to use Graphic Design tools in this workshop. Spice up your lessons with eye catching designs that you... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331A
  • Session Number: $W090
Learn to integrate computer science standards into your curriculum and make coding the fifth “C”!  Experience how a CS immersion elementary school has used the Scratch platform to infuse the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W095
Students are constantly connected to digital information and social media through a variety of devices. However, if the sheer volume of information is not overwhelming enough, the problem of "fake... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W096
Many teachers need to improve their comfort level working with Windows PCs. The workshop will help teachers become more familiar with technology they’re already using. Routine maintenance on their PC's... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W097
The Micro:Bit is a small, inexpensive programmable microcontroller. This hands-on session will give participants a look at using the Micro:Bit to engage computational thinking as well as computational concepts, including... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W098
In this mind-blowing session, participants will be able to see the latest augmented reality books and methods to augment books to engage any reader. In a school or classroom library,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W099
Many people are starting to recognize that their smartphone has come with the cost of constant distraction. Parents want their kids to learn digital skills, but they also fear too... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W100
Join me for Appy Hour! We'll be using a variety of tools in an action-packed session; be prepared to participate and create! Learn to use a variety of tools to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W288
Do you want to visit the seven wonders of the world, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W101
Are you considering teaching computer science and computational thinking to students in K-5? Come discover how these two elementary computer science teachers from Lincoln Public Schools are incorporating problem decomposition,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W102
The Internet of Things is a rapidly emerging technology that promises to have a profound effect on work, life, play, and, now, school! In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210D
  • Session Number: $W103
It’s time to start making the most of your limited, valuable time with your students. Learn how to flip your classroom with an iPad, Explain Everything, and EDpuzzle. In this... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Room: NORTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W108
This workshop will use smartphones to Collaborate, Communicate, Create, Coordinate, Curate, develop Critical Thinking, utilize Computational Thinking, be Curious, and provide Connected-Learning. According to a survey, 94 percent of students want... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W109
We all want to move away from desks in rows toward a more comfortable and flexible seating arrangement. This will ensure our students can collaborate and create with ease, but... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Performing/Visual Arts
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W111
Designing a classroom that allows for students to work at their own pace, place, and path and in which all of the mini lessons are driven by data might seem like an... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W112
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 provided thousands of classrooms across the world with a robotics platform that revolutionized STEM education. Join us for a hands-on workshop that highlights how to integrate... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W113
We show teachers how to use a database of free evidence-based strategies and tools to personalize learning for all types of learners. We will emphasize strategies and tools to support... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W114
Participants will learn about various free forms of technology that can assist in supporting and differentiating instruction for English learners (ELs). A plethora of free resources and tools will be... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W119
When moving from direct instruction to a more student-centered classroom, care and consideration must be taken to reach all learners. Through differentiated instruction, educators rely on several different methods and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: $W120
Jump into the maker movement with an emphasis on creating classroom games. Building an environment of gaming can offer opportunities for critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork and improve positive connections... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W121
Discover how the process of PBL connects to STEM, how STEM goes beyond the initials of its content, and how the verbs of STEM bring action to the content and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W122
As we increase student access to mobile learning, one question continues to arise: How do we successfully manage the classroom with all these devices? In this session, we will explore... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W123
Come and play with micro:bit — see how this $15 microcomputer can have a MEGA impact on student engagement and achievement in your technology classes. Take coding off classroom screens and... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W124
This class will take you from bottom to top of virtual and mixed reality. We will discuss what it is, how it works, and what you need to get going on both... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W289
The Raspberry Pi (Pi) is a small and powerful computer that is taking education by storm. The Pi is a capable machine for exploring coding and physical computing, or the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W292
As educators, we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students, especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session, we will explore four fantastic tools... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: CSF19
The Computer Science Firehose will feature speakers and practitioners building successful computer science education cultures. Computer science is a fundamental skill for staying competitive in the future. The CS Firehose... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Special Event
  • Room: SOUTH 320GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: MMS19
Learning enhanced with mobile and digital tools has exploded around the globe. No one person, school, district or organization knows everything in this emerging field. Mobile MegaShare provides an active... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Special Event
  • STEM/STEAM

Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 230B
  • Session Number: BP01
This workshop provides the foundation for BrainPOP certification. The Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE) Program is designed to help you maximize your school-wide subscription – including creation and reflection tools, coding projects, playful and custom assessment, and the ability to keep track of learning....
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)

Monday, January 28, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP06
Learn how to manage iPad devices during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advance of the creative power of apps on iPad....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP07
Experience an interdisciplinary math and science lesson as Apple Distinguished Educators share how the new Everyone Can Create learning materials help students observe, synthesize, and share learning through creative expression. A Numbers spreadsheet becomes the canvas for visualizing data through drawing, and a promotional video comes to life in Clips....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W126
Become a Computer Programmer in Just Hours is designed for teachers with no prior programming experience. This Alice Programming workshop is intended for all teachers of all disciplines. Alice can... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W127
In other AR applications, you collect coins and chase monsters. In 3DBear, students are active creators and designers. We provide a complete solution for learning higher-order skills via 3D design... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 210D
  • Session Number: $W128
Using Schrock's "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes," a different way to look at Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, this workshop will help you unleash the creativity of your students by exploring methods... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W134
Looking to integrate STEM challenges into your current curriculum that focus on engineering, design, and technology? In this fast-paced session, attendees will explore tried and tested engineering design challenges that... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W136
Discover how schools nationwide are using easy, affordable tools to engage young learners in STEM/STEAM and the engineering design process. While buzz swirls around 3D printing, many educators are embracing... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W137
Hear students talk about the intersection of STEM, learning about global culture, and business model and brand through experiential learning culminating in a trip to Disney World and how it helped... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W138
In this session, attendees will learn several ways they can use MAKER and technology to bring social studies and history to life! Attendees will experience student projects and, through the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W139
Washington Middle School in El Dorado is a STEM school, and our library plays a huge role in that. In this session, I will explain how I transformed our library... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: $W145
Incubate creativity, interest based learning, and the 4C's by creating a makerspace in your own classroom! Learn how Pam Aulakh and Gina Clark helped to create, implement, and replicate STEAM-focused... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W146
3D printing is one of the hottest technologies in education right now, but so rarely is it done well in schools. In this session, we’ll break down the process of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W147
The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. This session explores strategies educators can use... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W148
This fast-paced session will explore the growing and amazing world of Google Geo Tools. Come learn how to build flying tours around the world, make custom Google Maps, explore wonders... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W149
Ready to immerse your students in learning? Come learn about augmented and virtual reality and walk away with new tools to quickly create engaging and immersive learning experiences for students.... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W150
Learner profiles are an excellent start to building a student-centered classroom. By capitalizing on student interests, curiosity, and passions, teachers can connect learning to standards in a way that engages... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W290
Recognizing the mandate to meet instructional needs for each learner and considering the diverse abilities and cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds of today’s students, it is essential to identify the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W293
How is your school and classroom viewed by the outside world? Sharing your school’s story is easier than ever thanks to the totally free Adobe Spark tools for students and... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Monday, January 28, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: TSS01
Tired of seeing glazed-over eyes and students’ slumped posture? Gather ideas to get students actively engaged with new content. Create self-paced lessons where students serve as their own guides in... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: TSS02
Are you in search of a way to incorporate coding lessons into core curriculum? Writing scores on standardized tests had taken a turn for the worse at Vidor (Texas) ISD... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: TSS05
We are most effective when we all work together to improve student achievement. What happens when school and district improvement plans are aligned—and further supported by vendors all working together... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP08
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music and drawing using free apps available on iPad....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP09
Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies, and more—with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes—using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP10
Discover new ways to enhance students’ literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal... Read More
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W151
Do you enjoy providing engaging critical thinking/problem-solving experiences for your students? Do you love the excitement that Breakout EDU brings to your classroom? But are you tired of the setup... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W152
This session will explore a blended workshop model for teaching students in the upper elementary/middle school iPad classroom. Using Google Sites and Hyperdocs to manage the workflow, see how I transformed... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W158
Are you ready to promote important curriculum standards and 21st century skills while taking your school devices forward and going full throttle? Learn how examining a standard can help promote... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W161
Learn how to integrate the teaching of code into your class to facilitate design thinking and an algorithmic approach to problem solving. Specifically, we will cover the integration of Scratch... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W162
We've all heard the question, especially in math classes, "How am I going to use this in real life?" The ability to understand how something is used is invaluable. What... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W163
IT professionals, educators, integration specialists, and even administrators are welcome! Get hands-on and "real world" with podcasting and Edtech experts David Henderson and Jeff Madlock — the original EduTechGuys found on iTunes... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W164
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 331A
  • Session Number: $W165
In this session, Liz Faulkner, an elementary teacher from Woods Charter School, will walk you through some easy-to-use and highly addictive tools to introduce coding to your young elementary students.... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W169
Google Classroom isn’t just a place to post homework: It can help improve your ability to connect with your students, respond to their needs, and challenge them with personalized assignments.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: $W170
Looking for ways to techify your literacy activities? In this session, we will explore several engaging hands-on literacy activities that use features built right into Google Docs. These will include... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: $W171
New to problem-based learning? Want to learn how to introduce the PBL process to your students and peers? Don't throw away your shot to learn about the 10 PBL Commandments... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: $W172
Open-minded. Accepting. Optimistic. Empowered. These student dispositions are vital to their ability to positively impact the world in an era characterized by global connections, post-truth, and digital immersion. In this... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: $W173
Presenters share with participants an interdisciplinary semester-long Global Expedition Project for middle school students. This project is designed to increase global awareness and teach 21st century learning skills while using... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: $W174
This class is all about the Merge Cube: what it is, how to use it, and the people behind it (they will be joining us for part of the workshop) and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W175
Do you need a good starting place? Do you need something you can bend a bunch of different ways? Do you need something to personalize content for students? Thankfully, Nearpod... Read More
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W291
Have a 3D printer or laser cutter still in the box? Not sure what to plug in or how to go from image in your head to an actual 3D-printed... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: $W294
Get ready, get set, go ... explore new augmented reality apps that are breaking the boundaries using technology and connecting fun with individual learning experiences. Augmented reality has burst into... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Monday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: TOEDU
Dive into topics that interest Educators the most at FETC 2019! Learn how to navigate a collection of sessions and events specifically designed for teachers. This session's focus will be on networking with peers and strategizing to make the most of numerous educator sessions and conference events. Learn how to... Read More
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  • Special Event

Monday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP11
This hands-on session incorporates drawing, music, and video to bring student expression to traditionally text- and writing-heavy classes. See how Apple Distinguished Educators are using the Everyone Can Create learning materials and iPad to increase student engagement and achievement....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 2149
  • Session Number: STEM01
So what is a Raspberry Pi, exactly? What isn’t it? What can I do with it? Is it too complicated for my students? Come and learn the answers to all of these questions and more as we explore the many possibilities of Raspberry Pi and the resources available to educators.... Read More
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Track(s)
  • STEM Theater Presentation (30 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Monday, January 28, 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB01
As cutting-edge technology continues to infiltrate K-12 classrooms, California State Parks is leveraging the latest in video conferencing to treat students to virtual field trips via its award-winning distance-learning program: Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS). Utilizing hardware from partner Belkin International, park rangers are able to interact... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Science

Monday, January 28, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP12
Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS003
Integrating multiple technological elements into the classroom has helped me reach students. The integration of technology with Ozobots, coding, DoInk Green Screen, Google Classroom, Florida Standards, and student learning reaches... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS011
As a teacher you are the best advocate for your students and school. Help build retention and admission by bragging about what you do in and out of the classroom.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS014
Do you want to have kids CRAZY about coming to your Makerspace? Do you want to add activities/tech to your Makerspace to make it absolutely irresistible? The answer is OSMO!!... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS015
Are you looking for apps and resources to reinforce positive classroom behaviors and expectations with your students? Join two elementary teachers as we discuss easy to use and effective resources... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS016
Are you looking for ways to quickly and effectively assess your students in real time? Ever feel that the over growing amount of paper will never be graded? Well than... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS017
Knowing that the technology investment is being used in less than ideal ways and creating a plan to overhaul technology integration are vastly different tasks requiring two completely different approaches.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS018
There are so many technological tools available to engage students and enhance learning that selecting programs, applications, and upgrades can be overwhelming, both for the teacher and for the students.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS019
There’s no place like a digital video classroom. Step inside the magic and see how easy it is to use Discovery Education streaming, a green screen, and iMovie to create... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS020
Robots are fascinating. Robots are fun. Robots are engaging. Robots are the key ingredient in creative classroom, stirring up…Imagination, Invention, Inspiration…How? Why? What If? Questions peaking students interest and infusing... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS061
Formative assessment is such a vital part of every lesson. The presenter will share forty of the top free formative assessment online tools. Attendees will leave with a file of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS062
MySimpleShow is an amazing tool that allows teachers and students to create explainer videos. In three simple steps, you can go from idea to finished product. This tool is an... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS063
You will be able to design an effective learning environment where your students will have the opportunity to create, share and comment on images, presentations, videos, audio files, documents and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • World Languages
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS064
In search of a way to engage 5th graders and prepare them for the FCAT? Look no further! We have engaging stations that teach collaboration, teamwork, and leverage the learning... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Science
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS065
Learn about many Google Apps, Google Add Ons, & Chrome Extensions that will engage your math students! Dive Deeper into Google products that will make your math class engaging and... Read More
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS066
National Parks are not just beloved spaces for vacationing, but they are also amazing spaces for learning, but well beyond the reach of most students. But if you can't bring... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS067
Reimagine designing your instruction using HyperDocs to help students make their thinking visible, hear from every learner and allow students to share their work. A.D Henderson is a Lab School,... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS068
3D printers can be used for solving problems through design, such as in prototyping. Instead of focusing on the design aspect of 3D printing, this session will provide examples of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS069
Digital resources can help to expand students' vocabulary knowledge by displaying relationships, providing digital field trips, encouraging knowledge building through games, providing means for expressing word knowledge, and incorporating word... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS070
Have you considered incorporating video production into your teaching but was concerned about the cost? Attend this session and discover dozens of free video production resources. See demonstrations of these... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Performing/Visual Arts
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS071
Close reading strategies aren’t just for language arts anymore. Any content that has text can enriched with multiple reading with purpose. Come experience two digital resources that engage students and... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS072
This session is full of a variety of tech tools and ways to implement them through Personalized Learning. Nicole will cover tech tools to integrate with engaging and authentic tasks... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS073
Librarians have long been leaders in selecting, organizing and curating resources. But the way they do their job has changed dramatically. Today, digital content curators must be able to find... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS074
Educational Technology is vast and endless but how can teachers effectively use technology to differentiated the learning in their tier 1? Using the right educational technology tools with specific standards... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS075
A flipped classroom approach promotes active learning and increases interactions between teachers and students by maximizing face-to-face class time. This will be an interactive session where we will discuss the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS076
When considering retention of students, it’s critical to focus on support services, but as part of integration in mobile applications as well, There are two focuses, one is university focused,... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS077
How do you approach experimenting with educational technology when your IT support is not around? With the sheer number of responsibilities experienced during the working day by 21st century educators,... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS078
The second grade teachers at Chester Taylor Elementary know what it feels like to not have enough technology for every student. But they make it work with simple structures and... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS079
20 Tools for Digital Schools will provide participants the opportunity to explore free, online resources for the classroom. During this session the presenters will provided a quick synapsis of each... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS080
“Global Collaboration: The Power of a Connected Classroom” highlights the endless possibilities that are available when you use technology to connect beyond your four walls. Learn about a first grade... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS138
The first Makerspace at Brebeuf Jesuit had a number of positive benefits, including encouraging STEM exploration and allowing a subset of students to find a place for creativity and innovation.... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS139
Let’s take a deep dive into human-centered design: a three-phase framework to approach problem solving that starts with the most important aspect of design in mind--students. Participants will examine the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS140
Being a connected educator is one of the most powerful tools in our profession right now. The power in those connections fosters the importance of growth as an educator and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: Booth 2149
  • Session Number: STEM02
Pasco’s Title 1 STEMagination camp incorporates CrossBraining and Sphero.edu into a 4-day (half days), on site experience in which students are “transported” to Marvel Universe. Through successfully completing three project challenges, students learn about notable scientists in history, redesign Thor’s chariot, and prepare droids for a battle bot competition. Tasks... Read More
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Track(s)
  • STEM Theater Presentation (30 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM

Monday, January 28, 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB02
Many digital citizenship lessons are structured in a similar fashion: students are given a scenario, asked to identify the wrong-doing, and given some tips, rules, or strategies for avoiding that wrongdoing themselves. Unfortunately, we often fail to have students reflect on their own digital habits, experiences, and goals. In this... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W176
Coding is not just a process but a language in and of itself. In education, it is often limited to afterschool programs or an independent course. While these approaches can... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W177
Photoshop users at any experience level will learn some overlooked but amazing features of Photoshop Creative Cloud version that can expand creativity in student projects and let students illustrate their... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W182
Google Drawings is part of the Drive suite of tools but is often overlooked. However it is a fantastic program for student learning and teacher instruction. In this session, we... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W183
Collaboration. Communication. Critical Thinking. Student-Led. Global Connections. Authentic Experiences. Your students can experience this and so much more through activities such as Mystery Skype, Mystery Number, and Mystery Animal. Come... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W185
Now that many schools have 3D printers, the question is, "How do I use it in my classroom?" In this session, educators will not only get hands-on with 3D design... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W186
Most teachers realize that STEAM integrations can be valuable for supporting student achievement, but many don’t know where to begin. We will cover integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 331A
  • Session Number: $W187
Have you ever wondered about how to incorporate BreakoutEdu with English Learners? Are you looking for interesting and engaging new ways to help students practice academic language in authentic contexts?... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: SOUTH 331A
  • Session Number: $W187
Looking for ways to teach coding to your preschoolers AND fourth-graders? You've come to the right place. Learn how to use Code-A-Pillar (app and device), Scratch Jr., Dash and Dot... Read More
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W188
Uncovering information through inquiry is essential. Before students perform a search, it is important that they have good questions; after all, it is good questions that lead to answers. Better... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB03
With the new Adobe for Education, students (including students under 13) are now able to create powerful artifacts including social posts, spark videos and beautiful web pages to build their own personal brand. The Spark For Education suite allows for students to create their personal look and publish professional-looking creations... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Room: Booth 2549
  • Session Number: LL202
The verbal/visual connection has huge brain benefits. Get students creating with what they’ve learned using these Google Drawings activities. You’ll learn how to create infographics, visual notes, interactive posters and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: Booth 1455
  • Session Number: TT002
Leveraging the appeal of games to engage students with instructional content has proven to be a dynamic partnership in classrooms, but is it effective? In this interactive session, understand how... Read More
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Track(s)
  • EL/GBL Trailblazer Theater (40 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 230B
  • Session Number: BP02
Whether you’ve been using BrainPOP for two years or ten, there’s always something that’s new to you! Join us for an overview of the upgrades we’ve made to the features... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320EF + Corridor
  • Session Number: C015
Does your school or county use Microsoft? Are you wondering how to utilize all of the features both with your students and on your own? Attend and learn how to... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C016
In a world that increasingly values innovation, it is more important than ever for students to gain competency in creative design and problem-solving. In this session, Klein demonstrates how she... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220AB
  • Session Number: C019
Most of us have seen the excitement involved with playing a digital game. A vast majority of people play games as a pastime now. If educators could harness the excitement... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C020
Students are learning logical thinking and sequential thinking in all of their classes. Why not add computational thinking to the spectrum? Exposing students to computer coding in fun and easy... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: C022
This session is a panel presentation on the curriculum development and implementation of an interdisciplinary STEAM program in grades 2-4 by the Princeton Day School STEAM Team: the science teacher, librarian,... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: C023
As schools work to incorporate STEM and STEAM into classrooms, three big ideas of making, design, and creativity are keys to making these experiences real and relevant. Creativity is not... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C026
Want to know the secret sauce to classroom apocalypse survival? Then welcome to the #teachingland REMEDY PBL model and planning guide! The materials that are most likely to engage your... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: C027
Become your students favorite teacher of all time by checking out the latest and greatest apps to engage your students in reading and writing. We are making a playlist of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: C028
This fast-paced session has been completely updated from the 2018 FETC session “Tools and Trends.” It will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you. New this year is an... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320CD + Corridor
  • Session Number: C029
I promise this isn’t scary! Most of us know of the Googley goodness of G Suite for Education, but did you know there is much, much more that Google offers... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320FG
  • Session Number: C030
Don't get limited by individual tools using augmented, virtual, and mixed reality! There are many ways to combine features in various tools to maximize the use of immersive technology in... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: C031
In this session, we will share our journey in blended/personalized learning from the district admin, school admin, coach, teacher, technology specialist, parent, and student perspective. We will discuss our beginning... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C032
How are you balancing digital and print reading experiences for students? Technology tools can help students navigate a wild world of online resources as readers. From traditional print reading to... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: C033
There are thousands of free web and Google tools out there, but finding the perfect tools for you and your classroom can be tough. We’ve spent hours searching for the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 330A
  • Session Number: C035
Perhaps the old song is right, “It’s A Small World After All!” Technology has a way of making our world seem so much smaller. With the technology available, we are... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 330CD
  • Session Number: C037
Simple activities with digital media can make learning more creative and effective, better involve your quiet ones, and prepare all students for higher levels of work. We'll look at simple,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB04
Take breaking out to a new dimension using Google Forms! Do you want to encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, convey curriculum content in an engaging and collaborative way, but do not have the locks and boxes to do it? Come to this session to discover how to create... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W191
With many schools adopting and integrating 3D printing, choosing the right 3D CAD/CAM software is a crucial part of an effective curriculum. Fusion 360 by Autodesk is a cloud-based, cross-platform... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W192
Why should an iPad win the device game? What should you use an iPad for in the classroom? When schools look at one-to-one devices, they tend to look at the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W196
ag·ile (adj): able to move quickly and easily. Join for a different type of learning designed to inspire a different type of teaching. Come experience the language of startup companies... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W197
Google Forms is a simple tool for creating surveys and quizzes ... right? Well, yes, but it can also be a powerful tool for creating automated systems to organize your... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W198
Empower learner ownership, voice, and choice by deploying learner profile cards within the classroom. This hands-on session will explore different types of learner profile cards for the K-12 classroom environment.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W199
No need to be an experienced online learning author! Come and make your first e-learning, micro-learning student activity using Adobe Captivate 2017. Learn the basic tools to allow you to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W200
You know how to use Google Forms … now what? Come learn how you can create self-grading quizzes, how to use branching, how to have a password on a form,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330H
  • Session Number: $W201
Reflection is what we do during and at the end of a unit to think critically about the learning process. It is a time set aside to contemplate what we... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W203
When teachers focus on the learning process over the final product, amazing things happen! In this workshop, we'll explore how to introduce the engineering design process and incorporate soft skills, such... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM

Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB05
What force compels you to buy a product? Often it's the same one that causes a student to remember a concept. Research tells us people are drawn to messages that are simple, visual and resonate with the audience. It’s important to consider these basic human tendencies in instructional design. When... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Room: Booth 1201
  • Session Number: LL103
Are you teaching cybersecurity, gaming and AR/VR design, or Swift coding in your classroom or planning on it? If so, you need to attend this session to learn how you... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: Booth 2549
  • Session Number: LL203
Want to help your students do better on NWEA MAP? We can help. Come hear our session on how COMPREHEND can help your students succeed!...
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: Booth 1455
  • Session Number: TT003
Blended Learning is becoming more and more commonplace in today’s classrooms and requires a rich array of resources to employ traditional and technology-based instruction. Come learn how to find the... Read More
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Track(s)
  • EL/GBL Trailblazer Theater (40 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP14
Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies, and more—with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes—using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB06
Using digital mapping tools like Google Earth, MyMaps, Tour Builder, ESRI and others, teachers can add a variety of locational aspects to their lessons in more than just geography classes. Through using various mapping tools, teachers can enhance their instruction by creating story maps in literature and foreign language classes,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Social Studies

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB07
Overwhelmed with all of the responsibility of getting information to your school population. Need help training students basic use of technology? Tired of always being the one to make videos for your staff? Then this is the session for you. We will share how our Morning Broadcast is solely run... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 230B
  • Session Number: BP03
Hear directly from Certified BrainPOP Educators – our “power users!” – in these five-minute presentations showcasing novel ways to put BrainPOP to use. Bonus: attendees take home a coveted Moby... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320EF + Corridor
  • Session Number: C052
Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition brings block-based coding to Minecraft. Programming environments, including Code.org, Microsoft MakeCode, Tynker, and Scratch, connect to Minecraft, allowing students to execute code they write... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 320GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C053
Devices all around us are getting smarter and more connected every day using new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Come learn new hands-on STEAM... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220AB
  • Session Number: C056
Have students in third to seventh grade with big gaps in math skills? Students who tune out during individual practice? Come away from this session able to create game-based learning... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Mathematics
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C057
Coding is more than learning a computer program. Coding is more than organizing algorithms. Coding is a process that bridges work and the community and creates a purpose unlike any other... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: C059
Growing the STEM mindset requires modern learning spaces. As we look to craft STEM curriculum and instruction to prepare our students for college and careers, it is essential that they... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: C060
This hands-on workshop will model how one makerspace lesson can be used to differentiate instruction and hit countless learning targets across multiple subject areas. Participants will create a board game... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C061
Are you ready to empower yourself and your students? Decades of research show that educators’ sense of well-being increases job satisfaction and directly impacts student success. In addition, research consistently... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 222
  • Session Number: C062
Organizing visual content can help students, teachers, and schools curate their digital learning experience. This session will focus on connecting the learning experiences with a digital curation tool. Teachers will... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: C064
Come play with us and learn how to teach fundamental computer science concepts to students in grades K-2 using iPads and other fun tools. Through a combination of exploring innovative... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: C065
You may be familiar with Kahoot!, Quizizz, and Quizlet Live. They’re GREAT formative assessment tools. How can you take them to the next level? Learn about features and ideas for... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320CD + Corridor
  • Session Number: C066
There are many tools, apps, extensions, and features available for Google Chrome to assist struggling learners and students with special needs. This can include students with vision or hearing impairments... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320FG
  • Session Number: C067
Share the excitement of America's return to human spaceflight with your class on a VR field trip with NASA and our Commercial Crew Program Partners. Become immersed in a unique... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: C068
In an effort to create a blended/personalized learning classroom, how can we as teachers monitor and increase student accountability in the classroom while making learning fun and academically engaging? We... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C069
Each day, students encounter lessons designed with technology in mind. However, as educators and school leaders, how do we know if the lesson is highly effective? Teachers and leaders need... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 330CD
  • Session Number: C074
In this sessions, attendees will get an overview of different tools they can use in their classroom to engage students in the reading and writing process. From the uses of... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: SOUTH HALL A
  • Session Number: MEGA1
What happens when you mix the power of “Shake Up Learning” with the power of the “Infused Classroom?” You get a powerful learning cocktail that will transform your classroom. Take... Read More
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  • MEGA Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP15
Discover new ways to enhance students’ literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB08
Love Breakout EDUs but can’t afford the box? Google Forms provides the ability to create a Breakout EDU using Google Forms. In this session you will go through a Breakout EDU and learn how to create your own using Google Forms. Must have laptop....
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB09
Augmented Reality has gotten real for the classroom. This session will compare Augmented and Virtual Reality. Participants will learn how to select the best tool for their learning objectives. Come and learn what inexpensive tools can be used for Augmented Reality and the FREE apps available for different content and... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 230B
  • Session Number: BP04
Learn more about our Creative Coding package! Developed with Scratch and Vidcode, it includes both block- and text-based projects that span the K-12 curriculum and require no prior experience. No... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320EF + Corridor
  • Session Number: C089
Join us on a Microsoft scavenger hunt, discovering new nooks in a variety of tools. Learn about 40 fabulous finds related to various Microsoft tools. We will delve deeper into... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 321
  • Session Number: C091
She shoots, she scores! Bring excitement and engagement to your classroom and watch the sparks fly! Hands go up, students are sitting on the edge of their seats, and learning... Read More
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  • EL/GBL Trailblazer Theater (40 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220AB
  • Session Number: C093
When you hear the phrase “educational game,” are you envisioning something valuable and engaging? Or a fun activity with little benefit? Too often, educators see “fun” and “valuable” as two... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C094
Learn how computational thinking can be part of every subject at every grade level. Discover practical methods and reasons as to why students need to focus on inquiry and employ... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C095
Halifax Regional Centre for Education has been involved with the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Initiative (NPDL) for the past 3 years. The philosophy behind the initiative is to facilitate... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C095
Digital citizenship: Every year we strive to make it relevant and modern, exploring new topics and interests in the digital world and hoping we get through to the kids. The... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: C096
Are you looking for ways to create compelling and relevant STEAM projects? Do you want to engage students with critical thinking skills? See how students in the Palm Beach County... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: C097
This session will overview three models of school makerspaces, highlighting the unique features and considerations of each and showcasing examples of each model. This session will share numerous lessons and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C098
At-risk populations include students with disabilities, ESOL students, students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, students with family or health issues, and students in danger of dropping out. These students require greater support... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Mathematics
  • Room: NORTH 222
  • Session Number: C099
If you haven't noticed, educational podcasts are the hot item right now. They are a great way to get your personalized professional development on the go and on-demand. If you... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C100
Creativity is the way you look at the world. As educators, we have an incredible opportunity to teach our students how to leverage technology to see the world differently and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: C101
Join me in an engaging, hands-on approach to learning a variety of iPad apps I use in my second grade class to engage all learners. You will leave with new... Read More
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: C102
Providing opportunities for students to create and share their learning is essential in today’s classrooms. As we shift from content consumption to content creation, students can make movies, publish websites,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320CD + Corridor
  • Session Number: C103
Are you using Google Photos yet? If not, 1) Why?! and 2) then this session is for you. We all worry about losing photos that we take with the camera... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320FG
  • Session Number: C104
AR, VR, and QR are the hottest #EduBuzzWords right now, but is there any substance behind the pixels? We’ll separate the sizzle from the steak and talk about meaningful ways... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: C105
Learn how to create a “digital YOU” using Chromebooks, Windows, or Mac! We will explore how educators have "flipped" direct instruction into screencasting so students now have anytime, anywhere access... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C106
Due to chronic digital bombardment and the emergence of the new digital landscape, today’s youth play differently, process information differently, communicate differently, and, most importantly, learn differently than previous generations.... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: C107
Teachers still plan daily lessons. Using research and tools from the book "The i5 Approach: Lesson Planning that Teaches Thinking and Fosters Innovation" (2017), Pollock introduces the concept of the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C108
FloridaStudents.org hosts original, interactive student tutorials aligned to Florida standards. In this session, participants will explore the myriad resources available for students to review and reinforce content. In addition, participants... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 330A
  • Session Number: C109
As a global society, global collaboration is no longer a “nice to try” activity for classrooms but rather an important experience for today’s learners. Preparing students to be future ready... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Social Studies
  • Room: SOUTH HALL A
  • Session Number: MEGA2
Technology has opened the door to many new types of learning. Learning can now go BEYOND the bounds of the school walls, beyond subject and grade level, beyond digital tools... Read More
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  • MEGA Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP16
Learning is personal for students. How can we make it more accessible for all learners? Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement vision, hearing, motor skills, and literacy. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators as they guide you through hands-on activities to enable individualized learning opportunities for students....
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210B
  • Session Number: $W206
Books, posters, images, and presentations don’t have to be limited to the paper they’re printed on. Bring them to life with augmented reality (AR). Trigger images can reveal audio, video,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 210C
  • Session Number: $W207
This session will focus on creating a beginner-level project using 3D printing to connect with math/science standards at the K-8 level. Examples of how 3D printing is being used with... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 210D
  • Session Number: $W208
Many people think that they can't use their iPads when using Google Apps. That's not true anymore. Google plays very nicely with iPads. If you have an iPad and want... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W211
You've read about the maker movement but don't have the fancy tools. What if you could get making tomorrow through upcycling and low-tech methods? Make your classroom feel like a... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W212
Are you ready to flip or blend your students' learning? Providing teacher-made instructional videos for your students can help them take ownership of their education and bring about a new... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W213
Come learn all about Google Classroom from the very beginning of creating a Classroom to changing settings and from adding students to creating/grading assignments. You will leave this session with... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W214
SAM Labs provides everything you need to deliver the most engaging STEAM learning experience to your classroom. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 330G
  • Session Number: $W215
Remember Pokémon Go? This session will leave educators ready to start creating interactive AR experiences of their own, capturing student engagement with classroom content at the same time. Educators will... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331A
  • Session Number: $W217
Participants in this session will learn how to integrate Scratch into their current coding and robotics programs. We will look at the most frequently taught coding skills in programs like Code.org... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB11
Join Eva Harvell as we talk about all things instructional technology. You will leave with more knowledge and lots of resources on online assessment, virtual reality, digital citizenship, research, and much more!...
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 230B
  • Session Number: BP05
Come see the difference BrainPOP can make for your students. From our animated movies, quizzes, and learning games to student creation tools, coding projects, and formative assessment options, we’ll introduce... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C115
Educators’ belief in the importance of social-emotional learning is overwhelming, and more schools are beginning to implement practical, intentional plans to integrate SEL into instruction. In an education system where... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320EF + Corridor
  • Session Number: C126
OneNote has developed into an amazing resource for students and teachers. With the introduction of class notebooks, teachers can organize content and share information to all students — whether or not... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 322
  • Session Number: C129
Identifying the missing piece to a successful one-to-one technology transformation: professional learning for all. During this session, the team from the Webster Central School District will share the many strategies and instructional... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C132
With ubiquitous access to information, why is it that we still have people who believe that the Earth is flat, 9/11 never happened, and vaccinations cause autism? Technology provides users... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: C133
Have you ever struggled to make a meaningful connection between personalized learning and student-centered content? Have you wondered how to create important experiences for all students in an equitable and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: C134
Three years ago, Pine Crest School implemented its Innovation Program, including the building and staffing of Innovation Labs where students design and build projects integrated with classroom curriculum. This fall,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C135
Dr. Emily Anhalt, a psychologist and psychological consultant, conducted her doctoral research on ADHD and success without the use of medication. She spent two years exploring how and why certain... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 222
  • Session Number: C136
Teachers need every creative edge they can get! And that’s why I’m a Fiverr Fanatic! Fiverr.com is a worldwide marketplace where creatives provide services for as low as $5. Services... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C137
We will present Formative, a free website with premium content available designed to help teachers easily create digital formative assessments with questions aligned to specific standards, get live student responses,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: C138
Whether you have one-to-one or just a few iPads, explore the possibilities the most current and engaging activities the iPad can bring to your students. We all know that there is... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320AB + Corridor
  • Session Number: C139
It's time we stop talking about technology and start focusing on how technology can improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. In this session, we will examine how we can... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: NORTH 320CD + Corridor
  • Session Number: C140
Google's Tour Builder is an easy-to-use but powerful tool for students to create virtual tours, including locations, images, videos, descriptions, hyperlinks, and more. These tours can be used in any... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320FG
  • Session Number: C141
Interact with 10 new developments/trends/tips/tricks/resources in the emerging field of virtual reality but specific to the needs of educators....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: C144
Adios, boring open houses! Hello, interactive, technology-enhanced activities that engage your families and leave the classroom excited. Teachers and students continue to understand the explosion called digital learning technologies. Parents,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 330A
  • Session Number: C146
Looking for ways to inspire your students to become instruments of positive change as global citizens? Join in this inspired session to discover how to use emerging technologies and purposeful... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 330CD
  • Session Number: C148
Memes are a pervasive, dynamic part of digital communication … and they can be a powerful instructional tool, engaging students through humor and relevance. Through meme-creation learning activities, memes can... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2549
  • Session Number: LL206
American children spend 55% of their waking hours consuming games and digital media. The gaming industry, focused on user retention and conversion, has become so adept at sustaining engagement that... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH HALL A
  • Session Number: MEGA3
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top... Read More
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  • MEGA Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP17
Learn how to manage iPad devices during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advance of the creative power of apps on iPad....
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB12
Tap the power of Google Chrome's vast collection of FREE extensions to help students who struggle with reading and writing. Install a tool to help students visually track one line of text at a time, fonts to help students who are dyslexic, screen reader tools for students who need audio... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 2149
  • Session Number: STEM09
3D printing with purpose is possible in the elementary classroom. This session will lead attendees through the process of using 3D printing curriculum with elementary aged students. You will see how seamlessly you are able to integrate 3D printing into your STEAM curriculum....
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  • STEM Theater Presentation (30 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM

Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS021
In this session I hope to show you some tools, and suggested uses to help with removing the distractions of 1:1 electronic devices. show how gameification can increase engagement and... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS023
Educational Escape Rooms are a surefire way to ensure that students are totally engaged in your learning environment! The collaborative nature of these challenges allow students to develop social skills,... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS024
Dr. Hessa, like any educator, strives to enhance the teaching and learning environment through the use of technologies which have become accessible everywhere and at all times. This poster session... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS025
How can elementary and middle school learners build implicit computational thinking (CT) skills? Combining video analysis and educational data identify implicit computational thinking that emerges through gameplay is one avenue.... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS026
Introducing students to coding at an early age in a fun and easy environment has proven to entice them into the world of computer programming. Computer programming is a new... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS027
Learn how teachers can use the Echo Dot in classrooms. I have conducted a professional development session for teachers at my school that allowed them to discover the many educational... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS028
YouTube has become one of the most important and pervasive ways our students consume and even create content. This session will teach educators how to leverage the power of YouTube... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS030
Twitter is the most popular social-networking microblogging site on the web. Many educators have heard of Twitter and the term social-networking or social media, but most are not really sure... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS031
For many students, learning mathematics is simply about memorizing abstract concepts and procedures. In this presentation, we want to explore how technology can be used to make learning much more... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS032
We investigated how ten to eleven year-old children texted in small groups within web-based eBooks with embedded games. We investigated both “open texting,” (children texting about what they chose) and... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS033
This workshop showcases Classroom, Inc’s(CI) digital learning games that engage students in self-directed learning by placing them in the role of the boss in professional worlds and by supporting educators... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS034
We have so many students that fall through the proverbial "cracks" in our respective school's social groups. Every student should be involved in at least one after school activity. Remember,... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS036
Are you looking new and unique ways to formally assess your students? We have just the poster session for you! Come join us to learn more about how you can... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS037
Can you decipher the clues, break the codes and find the key to get out on time? Breakout EDU is an educator friendly version of the popular “Escape Rooms” experience... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS038
Games have been used for millennia to teach children, but for some reason they have been shunned in the formal learning environment. During this session participants will learn how games... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS039
Slooh has created an online and mobile social platform for looking into space. Our online observatory includes a global network of ten telescopes covering both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Science
  • Room: Booth 461
  • Session Number: PS040
This presentation illustrates how Role Playing Game platforms, such as ClassCraft, can be used to enhance classroom instruction, behavior management, team building, and skill acquisition. Lang will illustrate how to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS081
We will discuss how the Shark Tank model allows students to experience the product development cycle, then contend with the rigors of entrepreneurship as they manage production costs and balance... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS082
Just as many recipes have a secret ingredient, so does a successful MakerSpace. As you plan your activities, buy your gadgets, and organize your space - don't forget the secret... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS083
Maker spaces, fab labs, or creation stations are coming up everywhere now in schools. Sometimes these spaces are used for pull out classes or an elective for students. This session... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS084
In this session, attendees will be presented with 30 instructional technologies they can use tomorrow in their classrooms. The presenters will present an array of technologies applicable for any elementary... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS085
STEM Challenges are a great way to get students thinking creatively and working collaboratively. Learn how the Indian Mills Memorial Middle School Library has incorporated STEM Challenges during a daily... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS086
Coding does not have to just be in a specialized computer class. With the power of digital making it can be part of any standard! The Raspberry Pi is a... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS087
Learn about how Highlands High School an P21 Exemplar advances student agency through design-thinking and 3D printing. In the newly created Highlands High School Maker Club, students in grade 9-12... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS088
Learn how Bauder Elementary School earned $10,000 for building their Maker Space with a small group of educators dedicated to student learning. In this session, you will learn about Bauder's... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS089
Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) has been in the process of implementing maker spaces into schools for the past 3 years. Starting with just one school in 2016, HRCE... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS090
Makerspaces are methods for engaging learners in creative problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration. Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS091
Robots open up multiple cognitive areas which are vital for today’s 21st Century learners. Engaging questioning of how and why are important strategic focuses for the classroom. With the onset... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS095
I thought "there's no way an old librarian and a bunch of kids can figure out how to make microprocessors work" ... Boy, was I surprised! Working together with students... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS096
Get admin. and teacher support for your makerspace! Learn how two middle school media specialists have grown support for their respective makerspaces by developing projects and activities based on state,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS097
Makerspaces are the newest sensation in school libraries, but how are you connecting them to the curriculum? The presenter will share with attendees ways she has connected making to the... Read More
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS098
Learn how to set up a Makerspace in your media center! Two different kinds of Makerspaces created at the middle school level will be presented. No matter how limited your... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS100
This session will explore the benefits of Project-Based Learning (PBL), and will present broadly-applicable project models. My high school programming students designed and created a game to help our lower... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS142
Blended learning is all the rage, but what are the best practices to ensure that the integrity of curriculum is honored during the curriculum design process? How can schools and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS143
This session will highlight brain-based learning through content integration and technology. Participants will see that teaching through a big idea helps students make connections between content areas which, in turn,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS145
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