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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.  

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Friday, April 7
 

8:00am

Registration
Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Entrance B, Memorial Hall

8:30am

Opening Session & Keynote

Wild Imaginations, Curious Children, and Stories from Student-Ready Educators
Stephanie Passman & Eric Bredder, Albemarle County Public Schools

Our goal everyday is to make school awesome for students and teachers alike. We will share ways to provide each student with the necessary resources to learn, take meaningful risks, and create physical and digital representations of their original ideas. We will share anecdotes that provide strong evidence of the student learning that occurs while building meaningful relationships, and fostering creativity and collaboration. Student-ready educators are prepared for all students, so they can be prepared for their future.

Thanks to EN Computers for their support of our keynote speakers. 


Speakers
avatar for Eric Bredder

Eric Bredder

Technology/Engineering Educator, Albemarle County Public Schools



Friday April 7, 2017 8:30am - 9:10am
4110

9:20am

It's Hip to Be Hyper: HyperDocs 101
This session will explore the world of Hyperdocs utilizing Google Apps. Participants will get a brief history of Hyperdocs. What a Hyperdoc is and isn't in good classroom instruction as well as create their very first hyperdoc!! It's hip to be hyper and explore this new instructional design.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3340

9:20am

Learn More about the JMU M. Ed. in Educational Technology Program
Gather information and get your questions answered about returning to grad school for an M. Ed. in Educational Technology, at James Madison University. Our programs are online and serve adults working in PreK-12 as well as those working with educational technologies in higher education, business, industry, government and consulting. Help your teachers and students get Future Ready!

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
4110

9:20am

OER from Theory to Practice.
While open educational content is abundant and free, but how can these resources easily be put into practice?
We will discuss the pros and cons of OER and take a look teachers can use to search less and discover more... making best use of open educational resources for instruction and allowing students to learn from primary sources and up to date materials.

ISTE Standard Addressed: Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
7327

9:20am

Robot Mice, Robots, and Drones---A Coding Progression in a K-5 School
Media Specialist and STEM Instructor in a K-5 school provide coding opportunities for students. Participants begin their coding experience with small robotic mice that are easily coded. The particpants then progress to a more advanced level of coding with robots. The final step is coding with drones and other apps.


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
Forum

9:20am

Scratch: You Know You Want To
Of course you want to know how to have your students coding Scratch! But it helps if you have some experience with it first. Any level experience welcomed in this session, including no experience. Scratch is a free coding program that uses blocks, and is a good bridge between a “pre-scripted” environment like Code.org and text-based programming. In this session, we will look just briefly at possible curriculum connections. Resources to help you and your students will be shared. In this session, you will get to use the Four C’s (Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity) while you actually create in Scratch. Come on, you know you want to...

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3250

9:20am

Seeing is Believing with Virtual Reality
Want to take your students to places they have never been? Do you have students who need to see something to truly understand what you are talking about? Virtual Reality (VR) is the answer. VR allows students to experience the world around them and feel like they are actually there. VR gives your students a constructivist-based approach to learning that allows them to be engaged and explore for themselves. VR takes education to the next level.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
2110

9:20am

Sight Word Videos
Tired of the same old ways to teach sight words? Let’s explore some new, interactive ways to brighten up your sight word instruction with some help from our favorite apps. Your kids will be excited to practice sight words and you’ll be proud to send some creative ways home to practice. Get ready to put those paper word sorts, and definitely those pencils, on the back burner for awhile. Our hope is that you'll find some ideas to breathe some life into your sight word or vocabulary instruction. Instead of dreading these words on a weekly basis, let's have some fun with them!!


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3355

9:20am

Success with Sites
Learn how to create a site using the new Google Sites. Site examples will be given, and time will be allotted to begin creating your own site. Come with ideas, and leave a newly created site.


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3245

9:20am

TouchCast Studio: Unlimited possibilities for students to create their own high quality presentations with visuals, sounds, and interactive whiteboards...and it’s FREE!
TouchCast Studio is a free iPad app that allows users to create presentations with the push of a button. Users can incorporate web pages, photos, videos, items from Google Drive, and even poll questions into the broadcast. Users can add audience sound effects to the presentation. The app also allows users to incorporate the use of green screen and whiteboards. This is a hands-on session and iPads will be provided.


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3275

9:20am

Transforming Instruction in the Secondary Classroom via the TIM Model
The presenters will introduce the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM Model), which helps educators use technology to achieve higher learning goals with their students. They then will examine lessons and units in the secondary classroom, highlighting concrete ways to move Entry Level activities to Goal-Directed Transformation. Participants will then collaborate to transform an additional entry-level activity, putting into play the techniques and tools they have seen during the session. The presentation will cover several activities and tools--including Breakouts, blogs, and Google My Maps--that teachers can use to move instruction to the upper end of the TIM Model.


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
7320

9:20am

Video Chats in the Classroom
Using tools such as Google Hangouts and Skype, I'll show you easy ways to find and connect with other teachers across the country and even the world to do meaningful and educational activities with your class. Topics will include Guest Speakers/Industry Experts, Virtual Field Trips, Connecting with Classes, Connecting with Authors, and Mystery Hangout/Skype. We'll even participate in a video chat during the session!

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
3255

10:20am

Accessibility, Extensions, and More Oh My
This session will look at tools to help with our special education students. Everything from built in accessibility, extensions, add-on, and more!


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3355

10:20am

Adobe Spark: Video, Post & Page
Adobe has combined Voice, Page and Post into one useful tool called Spark! These three tools will allow you to uncover the hidden gems found within your students. Spark will help your students-from kindergarten to high school- demonstrate mastery in your subject area. We will show you how to navigate Spark's capabilities to create short videos, simplified websites or social media graphics. Come along with us as we explore Spark on iPads, Chromebooks and Macbooks.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Markel

Lauren Markel

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, RCPS
RCPS ITRT | I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in early childhood education in 2008. I taught kindergarten, first, and third grade for 7 years. In 2010, I received an M.Ed in Education Technology. I now work as an instructional technology resource teacher for Rockingham County Public Schools.


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3275

10:20am

Beginner Bots
Come to learn and play with a variety of robots I use with my elementary students. We will explore different ways to teach and enable our students to engage and thrive in a connected, digital world with Dash and Dot, Code-a-pillar, Bee Bot, Robot Mouse and Ozobots. There will also be time to play and try them out. These activities align with the 2016 ISTE standards for students. My students are future ready. Will yours be?

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3250

10:20am

Digital Age Teaching: Refreshing the Virginia Standards for Instructional Personnel
The TSIP standards that define what teachers need to know and be able to do with technology were created in 1998. A LOT has changed since then and VSTE is leading the charge for updating them. But, we need your help. Input from educators is essential to make the new standards a useful guide for contemporary educators.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Executive Director of VSTE


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
7320

10:20am

eMediaVA - Digital Resources For Students and Teachers
What is eMediaVA? It is a web-based collection of over 120,000 free video, audio, graphic, and text based instructional resources. With respected educational providers such as National Geographic, Annenberg Learner, NASA, and SAS Curriculum Pathways, eMediaVA is a great tool for students to use as they curate resources, construct knowledge and produce creative artifacts. Find out how you can leverage this free resource to promote future-ready learning.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
2110

10:20am

Need a clue? Digital Breakout EDU is for you!
Digital Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. These games can be used by all ages of students and teachers in any subject area and can be used to introduce topics, practice skills, or review concepts, all while using problem solving skills. So what are you waiting for? Come visit to learn more about digital breakouts and how to create and integrate into your daily instruction. This is a BYOD session, please bring a laptop with Chrome installed or a Chromebook.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
7327

10:20am

Safe & Sound in a Digital Playground
Teachers will get information to integrate digital citizenships skills with regular lessons and resources for Digital Citizenship for grades K-12.


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3255

10:20am

Science on the Sphere
ILEP Presentation

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
5110a

10:20am

Setting the Stage with Seesaw: Introducing your Students to the Power of a Digital Portfolio
This session will explore the instructional features of the Seesaw application. Seesaw is a free app that is best known for showcasing completed student work; however, it is also a powerful daily instructional and assessment tool. Participants in this session will engage in hands-on activities demonstrating the use of Seesaw across all content areas. This session is best suited for preK-5 classroom teachers. Seesaw is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and computers. web.seesaw.me


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Forum

10:20am

The ABCs of Delivering Engaging Free Instruction
FREE Extensions, Add-Ons, and Applications for every letter of the alphabet that you can use to engage your students while embracing technology. This session will be Fast-Paced and will make you RUN back to your classroom brimming with possibilities for your student-focused classroom!


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3340

10:20am

Using Technology to Enhance and Facilitate Project Based Learning
Attendees will learn about free technology tools to help teachers organize and scaffold project based learning. Additionally, we will explore technology tools students can use to support sustained inquiry and effective collaboration. Teachers will have the opportunity to modify one of their existing project based activities or create one of their own, incorporating technology throughout.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3245

10:20am

Not a Block: Using Tools to Express Creativity
Sure these blocks look all the same, but when they are treated as individuals they become unique expressions of creativity. How does this sort of open-ended learning experience fit into your work with students?  How do these pedagogical approaches help us inspire and prepare future-ready students who are confident, independent problem-solvers?  Come to this hands-on session ready to build, tinker, and share.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Bredder

Eric Bredder

Technology/Engineering Educator, Albemarle County Public Schools


Friday April 7, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
3320

11:20am

Digital Pen Pals
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.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3340

11:20am

Do you 'wanna' build a Printer?
Come on let's go and play! You'll never see us anymore. Come see in 3D. It's learning while we play! Students build 3D Jellybox printers and learn the in's and out's of operating a manufacturing business while planning production for a profitable business adventure.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3355

11:20am

Don't Let Copyright Capsize You!
Navigating the complexities of copyright can be like sailing head first into a storm. However, with increased sharing of projects via the internet, the quick grabbing of images and videos, and the ease of copying and pasting, a knowledge of copyright is more important than ever. In the words of Mark Twain, "Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet." This session will provide some guidelines of copyright, tips for using digital information legally, understanding and applying fair use, the basics of the TEACH act, and a bit of guidance in avoiding plagiarism. Participants will gain a better sense of copyright law to share with and model for their students to better insure a safe journey through the ever-changing sea of technology.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
7320

11:20am

How Google Works: Are Search Engines Really Dumb and Should Educators Care?
Google is the most popular search engine in the world; it processes a billion searches per day, many from students worldwide. When these students are asked how they do research, their first response is likely to be, “I Google the topic. Many on the students have only used Google for research; for them, Research = Googling.” While students perceive themselves as skilled searchers of Google their search queries and research behaviors do not support their assertion. They are not sophisticated users of Google, let alone library resources.
Google’s own research confirms students’ Google illiteracy. Google’s research support of U.C. Berkeley’s “Report on the UC Berkeley Library” found that students overused Google and misused scholarly databases. Further the study concluded, “Indeed, they’re not even very good at using Google for research purposes. Students are unable to take advantage of the resources that are readily available to those who know how to find them.”
The hands-on presentation will demonstrate how Google works, how it determines the ranking of the results to a search query. With this knowledge students will be able to take advantage of Google’s search features and construct better search queries, find better information, and develop Google literacy.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
7215

11:20am

Science of the Sphere
ILEP Presentation

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
5110a

11:20am

Seesaw Playground
Would you like an easy to use digital portfolio for your students? Seesaw is a great and simple way to have students add their work to a digital portfolio. It's simple enough that students can add the their work themselves. You can even connect parents and use it to send out class information, pictures, and newsletters. My favorite part is that students can easily add a recording so they can explain their thinking or read their writing to an authentic audience.

Attendees will have a hands-on experience with the student side of Seesaw and they will see the teacher side and learn how to set up a class. They will take away ideas for using it in the classroom, as well as a digital folder of resources.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3275

11:20am

The Genius of 20% Time in the Secondary Classroom
Last year, my high school students completed year-long, student-directed 20% Time Projects. 20% Time (also known as Genius Hour) required students to design, implement, and present projects that explored an interest or passion and then shared their results with the community. They had 20% of class time to work on these projects.

In the presentation, I will provide concrete details and honest reflection so that participants can design their own 20% Time Projects; I will offer resources and time so that they can start their own journeys with students.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
2110

11:20am

Tools for the Mobile Teacher
If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then look no further than the Modern Classroom designed by Promethean for just that. Join us for this hands on opportunity where we will share FREE tools any educator can use right away in an environment leveraging mobile devices, interactive tools and powerful yet simplified software. BYOD and be ready to learn, unlearn and relearn as we explore the most admired tools for classroom engagement and student achievement.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3250

11:20am

TransFORM Your Teaching!
Are you looking for ways to transform your teaching? In this session participants will learn how to create scavenger hunts, Amazing Race-style activities, Never Fail quizzes, and more! Be prepared to participate and play: this is a hands-on session!

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3255

11:20am

Using Google My Maps for Mind Mapping
We know that graphic organizers and concept maps are best practice and extremely beneficial for learners. In this session, we will look at Google My Maps as a tool that can be used to be graphic organizers for projects in and out of a social studies classroom. Come prepared with a unit/concept that can be tagged to geographic locations, and we will explore the different features of Google My Maps to create engaging, visual study guides and mind-maps for students.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3245

11:20am

Virtual Reality: Exploring Outside the Classroom
Attendees will experience the many uses of virtual reality in the classroom using applications such as Google Expeditions, Google Street View, and Discovery VR. Learn how virtual reality can be used across any content area and grade level.


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

11:20am

Design Fun: Nanobug Mazes
This activity engages learners in an iterative engineering design process and is ripe for highlighting the engineering habit of mind of optimism. It can be used to teach basic geometry and measurement concepts as well. Attendees will work with a team to create a maze for their Nanobug. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Executive Director of VSTE


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
3320

12:10pm

Lunch
Friday April 7, 2017 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Entrance B, Memorial Hall

1:10pm

4 Lessons to Help Students Found $1,000,000 Businesses
The inspiring story of Ian MacRae, who founded E-N Computers while still in High School. Now 20 years later, the multi-million dollar business employs 20 people and supports area schools. Learn the practices Ian’s teachers used that help accomplish this success story.
4 Lessons to Help Students Found $1,000,000 Businesses

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Forum

1:10pm

Advanced Web Searching Using Google
You will be an expert Google searcher after attending this BYOD session. Learn how to use the AND and OR Boolean operators to add context and specificity to your search query, to search for webpage titles that match your subject, to limit search results to a single top level domain like .edu or .gov., to limit the search to a single website like ERIC (eric.ed.gov) and to limit results to a single country like Germany or the United Kingdom. With the knowledge you have gained from the session you will be able to teach your students a search query development method that will enable them to progress beyond keyword searching and become expert Google users just like you.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
7215

1:10pm

Bring the World To Your Classroom with Google Geo Tools
This fast paced session will explore the growing and amazing world of Google Geo Tools. Come learn how to build flying tours around the world, make custom Google Maps, explore wonders of the world, and much more! Google Tour Builder, Google My Maps, Google Cultural Institute, Google Treks, and more will be explored. Those that come along for the ride will arrive back from the whirlwind Google Geo tour with many ideas, tools, & resources from the world of Google to implement into their classrooms!


Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
6125

1:10pm

Everyone Can Code
Come learn about Apple’s new, free software and curriculum to teach your students how to code and how to write actual iPhone and iPad apps for the largest app store on the planet.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
7320

1:10pm

JMU ISTE Teacher Standards Certification Program: What does ISTE-T look like from the ISTE Student Standards point of view?
James Madison University ISTE-T Certification, an ISTE Mastery Level Seal of Alignment Program, engages teachers in a deeply reflective process to align their instructional technology practices to the teacher standards set forth by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This opportunity is for self-directed learners who are confident in their use of technology. Participants in the program develop their skills to become technology leaders at the school and district levels.
This session will provide an opportunity to explain the overall scope of the program and its benefits to teachers and administrators. It will include a hands-on activity emphasizing the use of the Student Standards. Interested parties will leave with the following information:
• Participant options.
• Program length.
• The program formats.
• Cost and graduate credit.
• Educational technology use requirements.
• Coaching and feedback.
• A successful completion of the program and what is means for the participant.

The JMU ISTE-T Certification program has been in existence since 2002. In 2008 the change to the new Teacher Standards took place. Prior to 2012, the program was a Virginia school district face-to-face experience. In 2012, the program utilized a distance learning approach and extended its opportunity nationally and internationally.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3355

1:10pm

Language Arts and Breakout EDU Digital: Reinforce content, enhance engagement, and foster collaboration
Creating a collaborative learning environment is imperative in the Language Arts classroom. Join us to learn how to use Breakout EDU Digital in the Language Arts classroom. In this session, you will get experience playing a Language Arts Breakout EDU Digital game and receive materials to help you create your own! Don’t miss out on this fun-filled session!


Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3245

1:10pm

Making Better Photos with your Smartphone
Join us to share tips and tricks for making better use of the camera you and your students carry everywhere: a smartphone. We’ll start with some basic photography techniques and then take a mini photowalk around the building to try them out. After we'll look at easy ways to edit your images and share them with the world. Throughout the session we’ll discuss ideas for using photography everyday in your classroom. If time allows, we’ll also demonstrate how to easily take 360° immersive images that can be used in Google Cardboard. Be sure to bring your Apple or Android phone so you can play along.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3340

1:10pm

Rockin’ it Beyond the Hour of Code
Computational thinking is becoming more and more prominent and is on it’s way to being mandated by the state. But there is no need for concern! This session will offer a way to expand the Hour of Code into a school-wide program outside of the computer lab, library, or classroom. Finding ways to integrate computational thinking into the everyday curriculum can seem like an overwhelming task, but it isn’t! Come check out just how seamless it can be! Participants will see a variety of technology-integrated projects that teachers used to combine curriculum and computational thinking. Each project can stretch across the curriculum and grade levels. During the session there will be time to explore the technologies used in each project.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
2110

1:10pm

Taking Google Draw Beyond Drawing and into the World of Language
Explore the possibilities of Google Draw in the classroom. Learn how to use Google Draw to provide opportunities for your English Learners (and all your students) as a platform for communication and to "show what they know." Create technology enhanced items that can be shared through Google Classroom, giving students one on one practice with clicking & dragging, hot spot text selection, tech enhanced graphic organizers, and reorganizing information. Direct students to use technology to write creatively, use visuals to enhance communication, and collaborate with their peers on presentations. Using Google Draw as a language platform enables students to stamp their work with their own unique personality and ability level, making differentiation a bit easier to accomplish for the teacher.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3255

1:10pm

Using Google Classroom in the Literacy Block for Beginners
Love the idea of using Google Classroom in the Elementary classroom but not really sure how it will look? Come see this presentation that will leave you with many ideas that are ready to use as soon as you go back to your classroom. We will give ideas and strategies for the 2-6 reading classroom that are simple enough for the beginner level.


Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3250

1:10pm

Using Google Earth to Enhance Instruction Across the Curriculum
Google Earth is a great way to see your house or your school, but it can also be a great way to enhance your instruction! Come see how you can use Google Earth to visualize scientific data, to explore math concepts, to give historical context of events, and to examine settings in literature. This free tool can help students explore concepts from a different perspective, while keeping them engaged with real world information.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
3275

2:10pm

'I, Too': Bringing to Life the Voices of African American Writers
"I, Too" is an interactive publication that introduces students to African American authors across a wide span of literary eras. The publication is an experiential learning guide that seeks to foster the student/family/community connection by not only teaching students about these authors from a literary standpoint, but by including local relevant places of interest in the community that they can visit with their families to deepen their connection to these authors and their works. "I, Too" seeks to provide detailed instruction about African American authors to highlight their contribution to the American literature canon as well as to provide a diverse student body with a wide range of writers who represent a vital part of the American experience.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
2110

2:10pm

CoSpaces - Creating Your Own Virtual Reality Scene
In this session, participates will learn about CoSpaces, a web based VR creation platform. Students can build a VR scene with a variety of 3D objects as well as 2D images and text. After the scenes are created, students can "walk" through them with a VR headset. Participants will see educational examples in all core subjects, create a scene themselves, and brainstorm ideas for use in their own classroom. This session is ideal for grades 5-12.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3250

2:10pm

Cutting-edge Tools to Enhance Formative Assessment
Are you looking for a variety of formative assessment tools that sync with Google Classroom? This session will explore 5 additional formative assessment tools beyond Google Forms. Come to find out about Wizer, DuckSoup, EDpuzzle, Nearpod and Formative.

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3355

2:10pm

Encouraging Creativity: Joining the Commons
Traditional copyright restrictions can stand in the way of student creativity and sharing. But new ideas about copyright and sharing make it easy to reuse and remix digital materials. After a review of creative commons licensing, participants will learn to search for materials in the commons and explore online copyright friendly databases including the Digital Public Library of America.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Executive Director of VSTE


Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3340

2:10pm

FREE Fifty in Fifty: 50 Device Agnostic EdTech Tools in 50 minutes
Looking for great FREE tools to support the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity)? Then buckle up and join us for a fast-paced session where you will be introduced to 50 ‘Device Agnostic’ EdTech Tools that play nice on any device, support sound instruction and cultivate the skills called for in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. We'll introduce you to each tool, tell you why it makes our hot list and provide you with at least two ways to use it in the classroom. Join us for FREE Fifty in Fifty!!


Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3255

2:10pm

Get Future Ready with Scratch in the Classroom
In this session, learn how to use a free resource, Scratch, to help your students grow in the Four C’s (Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity) and ISTE standards 5 and 6 (Computational Thinker and Creative Communicator). This session is not a how-to do Scratch session, but you will have the opportunity to create or remix a project. We will explore methods to bring the Scratch experience to your classroom content. You can use Scratch in many ways throughout the year. We will look at brief endeavors and more complete integration. Come see a student trapped in a snow globe, the life cycle of a frog, Algebra save the world, and walk the four quadrants of a graph (in order!!).

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
3245

2:10pm

Let's Think Differently with Breakout EDU
We will introduce teachers to the Breakout EDU experience by letting them participate in a Breakout EDU game. We will discuss afterwards the advantages of implementing this type of activity in the classroom and how to find resources.


Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Forum

2:10pm

Please Tell Me a STORY
Using various online tools, we will use a systematic approach to create a digital story that can be (must be) shared! Stories are everywhere and they have the ability to move and inspire us. Stories are a reflection of the basic human need to understand life which makes them personal and emotional experiences. Telling a story is a way to reach people and emotionally connect.

Subject/Search
Text
Oratory
Record/Reflect/Research/Repeat?
YouTube/Your Way

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
7215

2:10pm

Stations: Not Just for Elementary Schools
Make differentiation easy in any classroom by combining the educational benefits of technology and small groups through stations! Allow yourself to be "teaching" multiple lessons at once! An overview of different stations used in my classroom and ideas on how to use a wide variety of resources in any classroom will be presented! Resources discussed include Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Classroom, BlendSpace, Ed Puzzle, screencastify, Speakpipe, and tools specific to the English classroom. In addition, we will share Schoology ideas to organize this. This presentation has an English focus, but it is adaptable to any subject.


Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
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2:10pm

The 21st Century Classroom
Come and see the next generation tools and best practices that are being put to use in 21st century classrooms across the globe today. What’s being used instead of interactive boards these days? How are teachers engaging students with instructional technology that’s new and innovative? Come and find out!

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
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2:10pm

CANCELLED: Using your Google+ SuperPowers- Justice League VS. Lex Luthor

Skills learned/needed
Make a contact group in gmail and include clark.kent@augusta.k12.va.us
Use google translate
Use QR code reader
Use/locate google maps
Use Google Plus and find a group clark.kent@augusta.k12.va.us
Use an Augmented Reality app- called QUIVER (free download and free worksheets)


Friday April 7, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
6125

3:00pm

Closing Session & Door Prizes
Friday April 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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