Presenter: Lorna Costantini Location: St. Catharines Ontario Canada @lornacost
Presentation Title: Screencasting 101
Presentation Description: This presentation is suited to those new to screencasting. Viewers will learn how to use screencasting to become a “Teacher on Demand.” This session will guide viewers through the use of screencasts to deliver engaging content for online learning as well as learning extensions in face-to-face classrooms. They will discover the advantages of recorded tutorials, illustrated lessons and just-in-time learning using screen recording software including many free online tools. Viewers will be able to apply these concepts to creating their own online instructions and presentations for and with their students. The free screen recording software Jing will be featured in this course. You will also be introduced to the concept of the “flipped classroom” and examples of how it is being used.
Presenter: Paula Naugle and Jan Wells Location: Metairie, LA, U.S.A. Meriden, KS, U.S.A.
@plnaugle and @janwells
Presentation Title: Playing with the 4C’s in an Elementary Classroom
Presentation Description: Paula and Jan are going to outline the steps they took to become innovative teachers. They will explain how their classes use the 4C’s (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) to complete various projects. By sharing what they did, they are trying to encourage other teachers (you) to do the same. They want other teachers to realize that reaching out is the first step. They will give you ways to find other classes to connect with and how to find some projects to get started.
Presentation Title: Everything Apps for the K12 Educator
Presentation Description: Everywhere you look, people are talking about mobile learning devices. How can we use them and their apps to assist educators with their day to day instruction and immediate and mobile assessments? How can we harness the power of this exciting new technology to better meet the needs of ALL of your students in your classroom?
Join us for this exciting, fast-paced look into the world of “Everything Apps for the PreK-12 educator!” We will explore and review apps with the following focus areas and a whole lot more!:
*Communication and Assessments
*Educator and Student Productivity
*eBooks and Digital Textbook Creations
*English and Language Arts
*Math, Science and Social Studies
Naomi Harm, Master of Education in Professional Development, ME-PD, best known as an 21st century educational technology literacy specialist, enthusiast and guru welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to technology infused teaching and learning environments. Her dynamic career focus includes many exciting and cutting edge jobs which include: an Intel National Senior Trainer, SMART certified trainer, and manages her own “Innovative Educator” 2.0 consulting corporation. Naomi provides customized staff development technology workshops, grant writing expertise, and designs and delivers online graduate course work for universities. She also has a well-known specialty and expertise area of delivering motivational international keynote presentations focusing on emerging technologies, 21st century skills and assessments, 21st century administrative leadership, peer coaching, mobile learning technologies, project based learning, and inspired and transformative educational technology leadership. Naomi is truly passionate about building global relationships with educational technology leaders, while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversations to meet the needs of today’s diverse learners.
Presenter: Valerie R. Burton Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA @MsBisOnline
Presentation Title: Tools to Create, Produce and Publish
Presentation Description: This presentation demonstrates how to use a variety of tools for teachers to help engage students and for the students to produce creative work. We examine the uses of:
1. Google Docs for collaboration, Google Forms to gather information
2. Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easy websites
3. Wordle.net for avatars, presentations and prior knowledge assessment
4. Kidblog.org for student blogs
5. WordPress.com for an assignment blog
6. Edublogs.org for a class blog
7. Photopeach.com for photomovies
8. Audacity for podcasts
9. Screenr.com for how to videos
10. Twitter.com for updates
11. PBWorks.com to create on online classroom
12. Wallwisher.com to gather ideas and other online tools
Presenter: Teri Gragg Location: Brigantine, New Jersey, USA @TeriGragg
Presentation Title: ArtiTech
Presentation Description: ArtiTech is a virtual art and technology class for elementary age students created at the Brigantine Elementary School in Brigantine, New Jersey, USA. ArtiTech utilizes art and technology in a virtual classroom supporting 21st Century Learning Skills.
Presentation Description: There is POWER in online projects.
Come join the conversation as several projects are shared that demonstrate the “POWER” available in online projects.
Plus, the conversation will continue on at the resource page where you can share memories of past projects and share out project ideas!!
This session is geared more towards the elementary/primary classroom but there will be examples of secondary projects as well.
Presenter: Betsye Sargent & Barbara McFall Location: Salem, MA USA @phoenixschool
Presentation Title: Old Dogs Must Learn New Tricks
Presentation Description: Two teachers with 90 years of combined experience share the journey they took with their students, using a simulation in the classroom to answer an authentic question to prepare students to use technology to connect, communicate, and collaborate with students in other parts of the world. Incorporating PLAY helped them and their students learn to use the tools necessary to embed global projects into the curriculum.
Presenter: Allanah King Location: Nelson, New Zealand @Allanahk
Presentation Title: Sandpit QR Code Presentation
Presentation Description: In this presentation Allanah King describes how she has used QR codes with her class of Year Four children. She also shares a number of other uses of QR Codes that may be useful in teaching and communicating with the wider community. The ideas in the presentation came from a series of blog posts that Allanah wrote over a series of months in the middle of 2011. All of the links she mentions in the presentation are hyperlinked on those blog posts. Please visit Allanah’s blog and suggest other ways you have used QR codes in your classroom.
Presenter: Geoffrey Derry Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China @gderry
Presentation Title: Scratching Kids Brains
Presentation Description: Scratch is a Programming language designed to be very powerful yet easy to use. It is the perfect way to introduce programming and programming concepts to school students of any age. It is easy to get started with but powerful enough to create games, interactive presentations, music, stories and solve problems. It is a great way to get kids playing and sandboxing with computers making them think in deep ways. For me Scratch is a constructivist’s dream come true, allowing students to understand their own problems, make mistakes and try new things. This presentation will give you a brief introduction to scratch, provide you with resources to explore it further and show ways I have used scratch to get students creating, playing and learning. It is suitable for any teacher in any subject area who is interested in providing students with a powerful tool to create and learn on their own.
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Craft Location: Columbia, SC, USA @crafty184
Presentation Title: Sandbox Play Keynote: A Teacher’s Journey
Presentation Description: Take a look inside the classroom of Dr. Christopher Craft and explore what sandbox play practically looks like. Chris teaches kids in a variety of courses such as World Languages, Media Technologies, and Broadcast Journalism.
Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning classroom educator at CrossRoads Middle School in Columbia, SC. Dr. Craft has a B.A. in Spanish, an M.Ed in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research. He has been teaching for seven years. He is most proud of his two daughters; the princess and the diva.