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Wednesday, November 5
 

6:00pm EST

Breaking the Ice with App Script
This workshop is designed as an icebreaker for those who are comfortable using Google Apps and would like to take it a step further. Google Apps offers a very simple easy to access scripting tool that is built into their product. These scripts can be used to enhance workflow, or automate repetitive tasks.

Things you can do with App Script. The key word is "automation." App script will allow a teacher/integrator/administrator to automate tasks in Google Apps. For example some of the simple task that can be scripted are:

• Folder creation and sharing. So if you need many folders created and shared with specific people App Script can manage that for you.
• Email notifications. For example you can have an email sent and log it in a spreadsheet if a student sets the name of a file to "-final draft". Or have do an email merge with grades from a spreadsheet.
• Calendar events can get automatically created based on a form.

Participants need to bring a laptop. (Mac, Windows, Chromebook)

Presenters
avatar for Bjorn Behrendt

Bjorn Behrendt

IT coordinator, Fair Haven Union High School
IT Coordinator for Fair Haven Union High School Add-on developer

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

From Modeling to 3D Printing
Come learn one of the hottest trends in technology education. Instead of being a consumer, you can become a creator. Learn how to 3D model using Trimble SketchUp and then convert those models to a file that can be printed in 3D. This session will take you from the basics of 3D modeling to using online resources to create models that will wow your students can get their creative juices flowing and ready to create their own models to 3D print. Participants will have an opportunity to print their model.

Please bring a laptop with SketchUp downloaded (or we can download it at the workshop).


Presenters
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Mike Hathorn

Teacher, Hartford High School

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

Google This, Google That
Join us to discover an inexpensive pathway to achieving a 1:1 initiative using the newest technology tools. For this session we will be examining how Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education can enrich and enhance teaching and learning. We will look at the different Google apps and how they support student centered learning. We will also examine how these tools help teachers stay organized and communicate effectively. Come see how Chromebooks and Google Apps are making a difference in elementary school classrooms.

Bring your own device or get a new Chromebook.  Presentation.


Presenters
avatar for Colleen Williams

Colleen Williams

Technology Integration, Essex Westford School District
Google Apps for Education

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

iPad: A Universal Device for Learning Chris CichoskiKelly
In this workshop you will learn how to use the iPad to assist learners of all types including those who struggle in traditional school settings. Among other things, we will work with text to speech and speech recognition. We will also look at and play with apps that help with access to electronic books, scheduling, word prediction, graphic organizing, learning to read, and to help with math! Participants get a new iPad or bring their own.

Presenters
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Chris CichoskiKelly

Teacher, CCSU

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

It’s ‘Appy’ Hour(s)
Come join us for ‘Appy Hour(s)’ in a hands-on 3 hour session that will be dedicated to iPad integration such as App Fluency, App Smashing, curation, and collaboration. This interactive workshop will be more than just how to use an iPad, but really dive deeper into the many possibilities of how iPads can help support learning. Participants will be given hands-on time to explore, practice and refine their skills, as we explore multi-app combination scenarios to create new multimedia content. Participants will be required to create an iTunes account prior to this session, an iTunes card for possible app purchase, and be ready to work with an innovative teaching and learning tool.
Participants get a new iPad or bring their own.

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Presenters
avatar for Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

Digital Learning Leader, Williston Schools
Jessica Wilson is the Digital Learning Leader at the Williston Schools . She works closely with the PreK-8 teachers and staff to help transform the school into a flourishing learning environment that incorporates 21st century skills through the use of technology, so everyone can develop... Read More →

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

Robotics in Your Classroom? Why Not!
Learn how to incorporate critical thinking, teamwork, conflict resolution, and communication through the use of robotics in the classroom, while incorporating NGSS and STEM initiatives. This session will focus on the use of the Lego Mindstorm Robots EV3 kits, however the same principles, ideas, and technology will apply for the NXT kits. The main goal is to show how to use these resources not just in science, but in all content areas to activate true student-centered learning.

Participants can select to receive a new Mindstorms EV3 kit or bring their own EV3 or NXT kits.

Please bring a laptop, as well as an appropriate handheld device. This device could be an android, or iphone, ipad, or android based tablet with Bluetooth capabilities to communicate with the robot. I will email you in advance so you can download the appropriate (free) software.

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Presenters
avatar for Michael Norkun

Michael Norkun

Science Teacher and Department coordinator, bellows falls union high school
As an educator, I strive to instill a love for learning, provide students with appropriate skills to be lifelong learners and productive members of any community. I hold the status of a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) of secondary level science with a Master's Degree in Education... Read More →

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

STEAM Maker Space Fundamentals: Design Challenge Workshop
Maker Space Fundamentals will help educators explore and develop their own making practice. We see making as a fun yet serious learning endeavor—one that spans many disciplines and content areas and fosters connections between art, science, and technology in ways that can lead to deep discovery. Circuit-related activities (Scribblebots, squishy circuits, LittleBits and more) offer a wealth of opportunities for thinking through making. Learn how to develop and facilitate maker activities for your classroom and libraries that invite students to imagine, invent and innovate. Participants of this workshop will go through a design challenge where they ideate/brainstorm, problem-solve/ iterate/ prototype, build/make and present/share their projects.

Participants may participate without the toolkit option. Bring the following if you can: a pair of scissors, glue or glue gun, and needle nose pliers.

Participants may sign up to get a STEAM Kit that includes Little Bits, Makey Makey, and other Maker materials including coin cell batteries, LED’s, copper tape, etc.

Please bring a laptop


Presenters
avatar for Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie deLaBruere

Digital Age Learning Consultant, Marlboro College / University of Vermont
After spending 30 years in K12 education, Lucie and her husband Craig currently live and learn in a 1983 vintage Bluebird bus visiting creative spaces around the US and seeking ways to partner with educators and students who are passionate about creativity and innovation. Lucie... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Walters

Shannon Walters

Teacher Librarian, Burlington High School
Teacher Librarian/Tech Integration. Tinkerer. Lifelong learner.

Session Type

Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA