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Thursday, November 6
 

10:40am

Classroom Tools to Support a 1 to 1 Laptop Deployment
Classroom tools to support a 1 to 1 deployment: This session will focus on tools to address a number of issues when preparing for a 1 to 1 laptop or tablet deployment. We will look at mobile devise management solutions, how to design your wireless network, as well as a host of interactive tools available to enhance the classroom experience. All participants will have the opportunity to register to receive a free wireless Access Point from Meraki. In addition we will close the session with an overview of possible grant funding opportunities to support your 1 to 1 project.

Presenters
avatar for E Plus

E Plus

Account Manager, ePlus Technology Inc.
ePlus, Inc. is a leading integrator of technology solutions. We enable organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary... Read More →

Company Presenters
avatar for E Plus

E Plus

Account Manager, ePlus Technology Inc.
ePlus, Inc. is a leading integrator of technology solutions. We enable organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Roundabout

10:40am

E-rate Modernization: What Does It Mean to My School?

Join Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, as he walks us through the new changes that were implemented around the E-rate program this past summer and fall. For Vermont schools to get the most return on our telecommunications investments, it pays us to all be informed on these changes and how they might be interpreted at the state and local level. Come with your questions.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Drescher

Peter Drescher

Education Technology Coordinator, VT Agency of Education
Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Escapade I

10:40am

Essex High School STEM Academy
Our academy creates a “school within a school” environment for students interested in math and science. This program cooperates with local business and higher education to create opportunities for students to explore their passions. Students are grouped by interest in our weekly advisory time, they are also required to attend guest lectures, complete an internship and design an independent project. Our goal is develop innovative thinkers who continue in STEM education after high school.

Presentation

Presenters
avatar for Lea Ann Smith

Lea Ann Smith

Teacher, STEM Academy Leader, CCSU
I'm creating places at my school where students have access to the tools they need to be successful. I believe these tools are changing all the time and I'm always learning about how to use the best ones possible.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Escapade II

10:40am

Making Connections with Google+
Have you ever wanted to connect your classrooms to other classrooms around the world? Google+ is one way to get connected with other classrooms. You will learn about the different communities you can follow like Mystery Hangout and Connected Classroom. Don’t know what Google+ is? Come to this workshop to see how we have connected with other schools around the world and learn about the great projects we have done with our students as a result of Google+.

Presentation 

Presenters
avatar for Colleen Williams

Colleen Williams

Technology Integration, Essex Westford School District
Google Apps for Education

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Gateway II

10:40am

No more pencils. No more books. No more student dirty looks
It’s 2014. We all know it but don’t want to admit it; the “old style” of teaching is out. Come learn from our knowledgeable manufacturers about how technology has not only improved student testing scores, but how it has improved student education as a whole. Join us and learn how Whalley Computer Associates, Inc. (WCA) and its manufacturers have helped implement and improve technology in more than 275 school systems throughout New England. But wait, the technology doesn’t stop there; stop by our booth and enter a raffle for a free 55” SMART television; attend our breakout and get an extra chance! We hope to see you soon.

Company Presenters
avatar for Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)

Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)

Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)
Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, Whalley Computer Associates, Inc. (WCA) is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty, and staff learning environment while enhancing... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Gateway I

10:40am

Open Source Everywhere!
Fast. Secure. Efficient. Linux is used everywhere - from cell phones and DVRs to mainframe computers and submarines! Buy something online -- you probably accessed a computer running Linux. Browsers, Apps, even the SBAC test are available for this OS. It’s great for computers in your school, be they older or newer, servers, desktops, notebooks, or netbooks. And it’s free. Struggling with how to afford an upgrade from WindowsXP? Visit this session to learn about the Linux option!

Ubermix is a version of Linux designed for schools. Download and install it in minutes. Use it just as it is or make lots of modifications if you want to. Give users control. If a user “messes it up” just reset to “factory condition” in about 2 minutes -- security isn’t much of an issue.

Come to this session if you’d like to know a bit more about the OpenSource movement, Linux, what a great solution Ubermix is, and to gain some tips for its use.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Kline

Mark Kline

Technology Coordinator, Waterbury-Duxbury S.D.
We are doing some unconventional things at Crossett Brook Middle School that you might be interested in. One is making use of open source software, especially as an OS. It is much more efficient than Windows or Mac OSX, so that whether we are using new or older devices they... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Northstar II

10:40am

Vita-Learn Smackdown
This interactive smackdown of digital apps and tools is a high speed collaborative activity where the participants share their best discoveries for teaching and learning. Contribute a slide to our shared Google Presentation and be ready to run to the mic and share your tool. We all have something to learn from each other.

Presentation

Presenters
avatar for Linda McSweeney

Linda McSweeney

Teacher Librarian, Adjunct Instructor UVM, Stowe Middle High School
Linda is the Teacher Librarian at Stowe Middle High School. A graduate of Dickinson College and Rutgers University, she has over 25 years experience as an academic and school librarian. Her passion is providing professional development for digital immigrant educators (like herself... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am
Northstar I