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Welcome to the Brainstorm 2017: Future Ready Students conference website.

PLEASE NOTE:  Using this tool to mark your personal scheduling preferences does not reserve a seat for marked sessions, nor does it register you for the conference.  

We do not plan to have paper programs available on site.
 If you would like a printed program, select the printer icon to the right to print a personal copy.  

Brainstorm 2017 is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing conference activities. VSTE, SVTC and James Madison University reserve the right to use images taken at the Conference with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. We are NOT responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness.

Parking will be available on campus but it is limited. Consider car pooling.

Thank to EN Computers for their support of this event.  

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Friday, April 7 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Digital Pen Pals

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Pen Pals aren’t new to the classroom, but with video chats and devices at our fingertips, we now use technology to enhance the platform of how we connect and the frequency of when we connect. Digital pen pals are an incredible, creative way for your students to explore and engage beyond your classroom door. This training session will guide you through how to find a pen pal pair, connect with a video chat, and then create and write through a free app with Chromebooks, laptops, and/or iPads.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm PDT