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D2 Thu Sess 5 [clear filter]
Thursday, November 6
 

3:35pm

Differentiation and Project Based Learning Using Technology
In this session you will learn about ways to stagger instruction speeds to reach all students in a self paced and student centered learning environment. You will be shown the most up to date applications and Google Tools. You will be shown how to create projects and incorporate Google Sites, Read and Write for Google, iMovie, and other applications. You will also explore Google Classroom, Dreambox and Google's Fluency Tutor.

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Presenters
avatar for Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Rutland Central Supervisory Union
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at the RCSU. I work with students and teachers in grades k-8.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Northstar II

3:35pm

Godzilla Meets the Common Core: Let the Games Begin!
Okay, it’s not really Godzilla! But imagine joining two very large entities in a tag-team match to motivate student learning! Team up Minecraft Edu with Common Core Standards and join Mike Beardsley on his quest to motivate student learners using Minecraft Edu. Mike will show you activities he created for his 4th graders in the game and how they align with the Common Core standards!

Presenters
avatar for Mike Beardsley

Mike Beardsley

Grade 4 Teacher, Putney Central School
Using games to teach, Minecraft Edu in the classroom, keeping learning fun and entertaining, ......

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Northstar I

3:35pm

Mobile Devise Management
This session will look Meraki's free Mobile Device Management tool and how this can be used to manage your mobile devises. We will also look at how this tool can be used to assist with managing your online testing programs. All participants will have the opportunity to register to receive a free wireless Access Point from Meraki.

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 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Roundabout

3:35pm

Not a Makerspace? Then What is It?
Recently, educators have been adamantly promoting STEAM-centered learning, resulting in the creation of makerspaces in schools. Unfortunately, many students struggle to see the relevancy of these tools in relation to their own interests. Building a more open-ended space seemed to be the perfect answer. Some call these constructivist spaces incubators. We simply call it ProjectSpace, a room where flux and student empowerment are the driving forces. Consider it a malleable playground for problem-solving and design-thinking.

Presentation 

Presenters
avatar for Steven Davis

Steven Davis

Integration Specialist, BFA St. Albans
The link to the online Java IDE site (SoloLearn.com) and the workshop's slideshow will be posted on our Sched session page.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Gateway I

3:35pm

Office 365 Education w/Microsoft and GovConnection;
Get a first-hand look at the fast and fluid experience of Office 365 and the new Office 365 ProPlus Student Advantage across a variety of devices, including tablets, PCs, and smartphones. Educators can personalize learning with Microsoft’s tools, addressing a variety of learning styles.
In fact, learning is interactive and engaging with Office 365. For example, students can use an online whiteboard, unavailable with other platforms, to share ideas with others. Learn how Office 365 helps teachers also prepare students for the workforce, building skills in using familiar Office tools, in ways people work today.


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Company Presenters
avatar for Gov Connection

Gov Connection

GovConnection can help you seamlessly integrate all the latest technology into your classroom and schools to create productive learning experiences for all students. We can also help you become comfortable and familiar with these new technologies. Exceed your potential - whether you've... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Gateway II

3:35pm

Taking an Agile Approach with Online Hands-on Interactive Science
In this workshop we will take a look at how to organize a Hands-on Online course and look at some examples of the types of activities in which the students might participate. During this type of experience students may be involved in a wide variety of activities including but not limited to field and lab work, simulated lab experiences, forums, videos, and other experiences. This session will promote a model that can be used in multiple subject areas.

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Presenters
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Brian Slopey

Teacher, U32

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Escapade II

3:35pm

The Digital and Agile Principal.
Do you want to spend your time as a principal "creating agile schools that promote creativity"? Then you need to be agile yourself. Learn how to get into classrooms more (with documentation!) by having an empty email inbox, never forgetting that important to-do you promised, keeping your office clutter free, and automating more to save precious decision-making power. Bring your favorite device so that we can get started; you may want to be able to add apps during the session.

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Presenters
avatar for Larry Fliegelman

Larry Fliegelman

Principal, Wolcott Elementary

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Escapade I