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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

Crafting Digital Stories with Google Apps
Explore the intersection between Common Core and digital writing through Google Apps. During this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to support storytellers and meet the demands of Common Core through the use of Docs, Sites, Maps/Earth and YouTube.
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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director II of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:00am PDT

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, & Engineering in the Classroom
Fabrication (3D printing), physical computing (robotics) and programming collide with recycled materials, tinkering and craft traditions to create fun projects that exceed the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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9:00am PDT

1:1 For Everyone - What Not To Do
Want to know what steps to take to transform your school or district into a 1:1 learning environment? Hear from two people who've been there and are doing it.
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Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Creating Video On YouTube
Teachers and students can use the video creation and editing tools in YouTube to create educational videos. Access to YouTube is necessary to replicate the activities included in this presentation.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Edmodo: Professional Learning Network
Create a PLN that connects you to teachers, administrators, students, and publishers. This network surfaces the world's best resources and tools, providing the building blocks of a quality PLN.
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avatar for Shane Sands

Shane Sands

Instructional Technology TOA, FUSD
I currently work as and Instructional Technology TOA working under the CTE department performing PD and supporting current and future pathways and articulation to colleges. @sandsteacher


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Google Sites and the Power of an Authentic Audience
Learn how to motivate students to demonstrate and share their learning with digital portfolios and cross-curricular, common core aligned projects using Google Sites and other Google tools.
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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

How to Build a Standards-Based Focused, Secondary Gradebook in Aeries.
Keeping with the recent trend of enhancements to Aeries in support of modern grading concepts and Common Core readiness, Eagle Software will demonstrate how to build a Standards-Based Grade Reporting in Secondary Schools.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

iPads for Content Creation
The true power of iPads is in their ability to be used as a tool for the creation of content for both students and teacher alike.
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avatar for Shelly Moses

Shelly Moses

2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
I have nicknamed myself the Mean Evil Step Teacher because I make my students work hard. On the first day of school I tell them to kiss their bottom goodbye because they will work it off. And they do! Happily! By synthesizing technology with hands-on learning and excitement, we... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool Ever!
Come see why Twitter is THE best professional development tool ever in creating a network and community of other educators to learn from and share with. Be a CONNECTED educator.
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avatar for Kevin Scritchfield

Kevin Scritchfield

Adjunct Professor, Fresno Pacific University
Continuing Education Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University, High school teacher with courses in Video Production, Web Design, Yearbook, Geometry, and Precalculus - trying to be innovative with integrating technology and best teaching practices in all my courses... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

STEM, STEAM and STEAM ++ Graphic Organizers for K-12
This is a demonstration of how the new STEM & STEAM ++ graphic organizers are being used to help teachers meet Common Core and Science Standards for K-12, special needs, ESL, gifted and general education.
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Long Beach Unified School District
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalist and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He manages teams of students in a junior astronaut fellowship program in the Long Beach Unified School District. His international space science STEAM++ program... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am PDT

Using Socrative for Student Assessment
I will profile Socrative, the a student response system that runs on tablets, smart phones and laptops.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am PDT

Give Me Five
Learn from five Apple Distinguished Program teachers and walk away with 5 QR Code project based learning activities. All classrooms and all grade levels will benefit from these strategies!
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Educator Innovation Lead, Flipgrid
Ann Kozma is an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid. She is passionate about helping others explore how to use technology to redefine teaching and learning. Ann is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015, Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

ON[the]LINE: A California 21st Century School District Initiative
Districts and boards search for resources that bring together policy, legal and edtech in a meaningful, practical way. This California initiative has done just that.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Ready, Set, Screencast
Flipping, Blending or otherwise shaking up your teaching? In this session we will explore screencast applications such as: Screencast-O-Matic, Camtasia and Google Hangouts on Air. In addition we will also review editing and annotation tools for quick and easy creation of videos.
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avatar for Scott Kley Contini

Scott Kley Contini

Director of Learning Innovation & Design, The Harker School


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Symbawhoo? Visual Social Bookmarking with Symbaloo
Symbaloo is your FREE personal Internet desktop. Organize and share the best of the web with your students and colleagues. Design a webmix based on subject/grade curriculum. Use symbaloo's easy drag/drop interface to organize your PLN. Hear a Symbaloo certified teacher discuss this great tool, including the edu version/certification process.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Using Your iPad to Engage Diverse Learners
Bring your own iPad or iPod Touch and explore innovative ways you can differentiate instruction using your iPad to support higher levels of engagement and thinking in your students!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Making the Internet a Family Activity
Learning begins at home. http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com, developed by a librarian, is a fun safe vehicle to help families explore the Internet together.
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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm PDT

Adventure Quests: Bring the Adventure Back to Upper Elementary/Middle Classroom
Use your favorite webpage creator to make interactive lessons for your students. Lesson include movie clips, interactive labs, reading, maps, hands-on, plus much, much more!!
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avatar for Angela Gallacher

Angela Gallacher

Teacher Librarian, James Workman Middle School
At JWMS we are dedicated to our students, reading for pleasure, and the MakerSpace revolution!


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

App-solutely Common Core
Got CCSS iOS? Own the transition to Common Core with these app-solutely rockin' iPad apps that will help you and your students develop app-titude in the 4 C's.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
avatar for Bhavini Patel

Bhavini Patel

Technology TOSA, Palm Springs USD
Bhavini is an Instructional Technology TOSA for PSUSD. She is a Certified Google Educator and an Apple Teacher. She has also completed all of the Leading Edge Certifications. In addition has experience teaching both primary and upper grades in the elementary school setting.


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Just Add Content - Differentiate Learning with Canvas FREE for Teachers
Receive your free Canvas k12 teacher account, learn how to easily enroll your students and add content. In one hour you will have fully functioning online blended learning tool.
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avatar for Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Teacher / Technology Trainer, Logan City School District


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Online Curating: Using Learnist and Pinterest in Education
Discover how teachers are using online curating to meet the demands of Common Core and 21st century skills. We’ll explore how to create and integrate learning boards around curriculum and to collaborate with others.
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avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

Chief Technology Officer, Folsom Cordova USD
Kim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Folsom-Cordova USD and has more than 12 years of experience leading professional development focused on using technology tools to engage students in meaningful and purposeful ways. A CUE member since 1998, Kim’s work with CUE began in... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

QR Codes and Augmented Reality - Harry Potter Pictures DO Exist!
QR codes are everywhere: on advertisements, coupons, tickets, and more. Within minutes, create free QR codes and discuss ways to engage your students! Then let the possibilities of Augmented Reality blow your mind.
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

The Online Canvas
Learn about one of the most popular learning management systems in online learning - Canvas. This open-source, web-based tool is feature-rich yet incredibly simple to use. Plus, it's absolutely free. Learn about its features and ways to use it in your blended classroom.
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avatar for Emil Ahangarzadeh

Emil Ahangarzadeh

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education - San Diego County Office of Education
My doctoral research addresses the use of system-wide education technology deployment processes. With a background in curriculum design and instructional practices, I have provided professional development institutes for thousands of teachers throughout California. I have served as... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Twitter: A Superpower for Educators
I tweet. What is your superpower? Learn how you can use Twitter to develop a personal learning network. Also, learn the power of the hashtag and how to participate in live Twitter edchats.
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Create and Collaborate using Virtual Bulletin Boards: Padlet and Mural.ly
Get your students to think visually, create, collaborate, and contribute on virtual bulletin boards. Follow their thought processes and even check their contributions with Padlet and Mural.ly.
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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:30pm PDT

Badges and Rewards: Achievement-Based Gamification Tools in Grades 7-12
A presentation on two years’ research and practical use of video-game style achievement apps in Independent schools. Comparisons of ClassDojo and Educachievements, utilized in 7th, 10th and 12th grade classes.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Get More with What You Already Have!
Get to know well known social tools as learning tools. Increase efficiency and improve engagement and learning in your classroom with tools you already use.
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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ernest Righetti High School
Passionate Lifelong Learner looking to build my teaching repertoire to support student learning! Love tech, and love collaborating with other teachers!


Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Heads or Tails: To flip your classroom and how to do it
Learn about flipping the classroom, and the research behind it. In this presentation I will share my resources, show you how to use them and suggest content to flip.
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avatar for Malia Hoffmann

Malia Hoffmann

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm PDT

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? This session addresses copyright, fair use, and remix culture in a CCSS and media literacy framework. Help students harness their rights and responsibilities as creators!
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

CROPPED: Creating Multimedia Collaborative Competition for Any Classroom
CROPPED is inspired by the Food Network hit show, Chopped. CROPPED combines collaborative technology projects; Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, and Documentary, with curricular "secret ingredients" to showcase creative, content-based, student learning.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Formative Assessments with Mobile Devices
Learn multiple formative assessment techniques using mobile devices. Participants will experience how to assess students to inform instruction using devices on any platform.
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avatar for Molly Hardy

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Director of Technolog, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Greg is the Director of Technology at San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in the education... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Fostering Excellence through Video Projects and Contests
Learn approaches to (and what's available for) developing video projects, as well as copyright, citation, effective feedback, and competing successfully in contests. All attendees will receive free resources.
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avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

iPad iMovie Trailers from Start to Finish
Learn how students can create iPad iMovie Trailers of content from your subject area; from the planning stages, finding creative commons media, to posting projects online to a worldwide audience.
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avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Biology Teacher, Carlmont High School
Melissa teaches biology at Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.  She is a CUE Lead Learner, SVCUE VP, Google Suite for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer, and has trained teachers on NGSS topics at KCI, CUE events, and in her district.


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

OPEN, OPEN, OPEN and Helpful Resources from K12HSN
Find out about the many online tools and resources which are available to the K-12 community for FREE. Learn more about K12HSN’s free resources: Brokers of Expertise, CaliQity, K20Video, MyTechDesk!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Streamline Your Workflow 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:30pm PDT

Educreations vs. Doodlecast Pro
In this session we will compare two apps Educreations and Doodlecast Pro.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:40pm PDT

Create, Collaborate and Compute with Scratch 2.0 across Common Core Curriculum
Inspire, engage, motivate students to create while teaching critical thinking, problem solving, and computational thinking to meet common core standards across the curriculum (STEM). Easy to use object oriented programming!
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

2:40pm PDT

Enhancing Google Forms and Spreadsheets Using Script Gallery
Jazz up your existing Google forms and spreadsheets or learn to make new ones. Then, use them to communicate more efficiently and effectively with parents, students and colleagues. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

3:00pm PDT

Celebrate Creativity! Using Book Creator App on the iPad
BOOK CREATOR -Awesome App for creating books and Digital Stories in your classroom for teachers and students. This is a FREE app in the iTunes Apps store. Create and send to iBooks. Have students create books about their topics, stories, field trips and so much more... Come see book ideas for your classroom.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Friday, March 21
 

10:00am PDT

iPad Applications in the Middle School Classroom
iPads have potential to revolutionize classroom structure and content pedagogy. This CUEtip session will focus on how maximize the use of apps to promote participation, checks for understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, literacy, and responsible technology use.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Doceri: Creating Dynamic Flipped Lessons for Complete Student Engagement
Doceri has become the standard for engaged interactive classroom instruction. Teachers and students find the intuitive interface to be both simple and extremely capable in creating content for the classroom.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Empower Google Apps Educators with tools from Hapara
Hapara tools for Google Apps empower educators and IT professionals to do more. Learn about how schools around the world are making good on the 21st century learning promise.
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avatar for Dave Kootman

Dave Kootman

Dave Kootman, M.A. has classroom experience across seven grade levels. Dave has been a leader in many education networks, and has been nominated for multiple awards. Today, Dave is focused on helping educators with sustainable and scalable best practices that balance simple, yet powerful... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Even Napoleon Dynamite has an iPad. Now What???
This session will address how iPads can be used for educational support for students with disabilities who are required to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Flipping the Classroom with Edmodo and Video
Flip classroom instruction to increase student involvement , engagement and achievement using Edmodo and video.
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avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

KQED Do Now: A National Debate Using Social Media
Public life, increasingly, is happening online. KQED Do Now provides educators with an incredible civic engagement model that builds on youth enthusiasm for digital tools.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Student Digital Portfolios - Rethinking Assessment with Google and iPads
In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important - to how we can use Google Drive and Google Sites to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work using GAFE -with a focus on the best iPad apps that integrate with Google Drive. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator in 2014!
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avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Top Ten Classroom Tools of the Maker Movement
Learn how hard fun, big ideas, and innovative technology for K-12 classrooms come alive with 3D printing, robots, programming, wearable computing, conductive paint, and more.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:15am PDT

Being Spielberg: Using Film Challenges to Meet Common Core (bring your own iPad/iPad mini)
Empower your students, unleash their creativity, and develop powerful Common Core literacy skills by implementing digital storytelling film challenges. Experience the process, explore curriculum connections, and develop a finished product! Participants needs to bring their own iPad 2 or higher or iPad mini running iOS6 or higher.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:15am - 1:15pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:00am PDT

iPad Multimedia iBooks with the Camera and Book Creator Apps
Demonstration of iBooks created by first to third graders, and of how to create an iBook using Book Creator. The iBook will contain text, photos and videos of the creators, voiceover, and music.
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avatar for Phil Landfried

Phil Landfried

tech specialist, Goleta Schools
teaching technology, byod, video with iPads, Book Creator, Google Research Tool, Google Docs, 3d printing,


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

'Chromando' Training: Google Chrome Applications and Extensions
New to Chrome? Chromebook user? Don't miss this session! Learn how to be a more efficient educator/professional using Chrome Extensions and Applications.
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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Building a 21st Century School and How it Relates to You
How can schools make the shift to Common Core and technology based classrooms? How can schools take advantage of the philosophical change of Common Core? In this presentation we will discuss project based learning, challenge based learning, and common core by telling the story of our school.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Creating a Positive Digital Footprint with ePortfolios
ePortfolios allow your students to demonstrate their mastery of concepts and leave behind a positive digital footprint. We will show you multiple methods our district has used for creating ePortfolios.
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avatar for Molly Hardy

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Director of Technolog, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Greg is the Director of Technology at San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in the education... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Level Up! - Classroom Gamification for Even the Non-Gamer
Learn how to use game dynamics in your classroom to increase student engagement, motivation, and achievement, even if you’ve never played a video game before in your life (like me)!
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avatar for Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Stop Teaching and Start Learning
Let’s talk about why we teach so hard and work so much when our students should be doing all the hard and fun work of learning. How can we change?
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avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Teaching Across Campuses by Videoconference in Advanced Technology Classrooms
Learn best practices for teaching combined classes of local and remote students via videoconference, based on experiences at DeVry University’s California campuses using a network of Advanced Technology Classrooms.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:45pm PDT

Cue Can Flip; a PlayDate in Three Acts
Flipped instruction is a way to make face-to-face time more productive through the use of video; this session will help you create engaging videos in a plethora of formats.
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avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
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1:45pm PDT

iPad Boot Camp: Teaching, Learning, and Creating (bring your own iPad)
Already have an iPad? Ready for more effective classroom use? Bring your iPad to learn management tips, integration techniques and apps. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Carolyn Tuomy

Consultant, Palo Alto Unified School District
Carolyn taught kindergarten through grade 6. She is now a consultant specializing in technology integration.


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
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1:45pm PDT

Students Craft Their Own Learning With MinecraftEDU
Many students already play Minecraft and enjoy teaching themselves through this game. Use the teacher tools of MinecraftEDU to leverage this gaming platform in class. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

2:00pm PDT

Developing a Digital Dossier Common Core Style
CCSS requires students to create and publish original content on the Internet. Come discuss how to encourage students to develop an academic/professional digital dossier through blogging, digital portfolios and Twitter.
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Happier Educators = Increased Student Success: How Taming Technology Helps
Overwhelmed? Empower yourself and your students. Current research identifies workable strategies to inform effective teaching, learning, and living. Lay realistic plans to curtail information overload, excessive multitasking, and digital misbehavior.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Scriptalicious
Harness the power of Google Apps Scripts to enhance the student learning experience and strengthen a teacher’s workflow by using pre-made scripts to automate your already powerful Google Apps.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

The Uncommon Core: New Standards, New Literacies, and Student Significance
Common Core and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills have partnered together to open the educational door allowing each student's own personal interest to finally have an important role to play at school!
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate... Read More →
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Vice President, California School Library Association
Glen Warren is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and is a passionate information and digital literacy advocate.


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:30pm PDT

Teens and Social Media
This CUE tip will cover many of the hot social media tools that teens are using. As educators it is important to be aware of the tools teens are using and the risks that are involved.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm PDT

Fluba-what? Flubaroo!
Quickly and efficiently grade one-correct-answer assessments using Google Forms and a Google script called Flubaroo. Provide students with immediate feedback and scores so that they know exactly what to work on for next class.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm PDT

A Learning Management System Throw-Down
Join the discussion about learning management systems. Veteran users share their experiences using specific LMSs in order to help you determine what LMS is the best fit for you.
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avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

History/Social Science Department Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning alongside my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I'm happy to chat about meaningful learning with technology as I'm a firm believer that technology is a tool, not the product.
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →
avatar for Chris Long

Chris Long

Ed. Tech Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Blow Up Your Classroom: Using Social Media to Rock PD
Twitter will revolutionize your practice. We swear. Come learn the ins and outs of connecting with other educators via Twitter to blow up your classroom.
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avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
avatar for Victoria Olson

Victoria Olson

West Langley Elementary School, West Langley Elementary School
Victoria is a Grade 3/4 and Tech Teacher at West Langley Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She is a graduate student in the Masters of Educational Technology program offered through the University of British Columbia. Victoria co-founded #bcedchat in a hope... Read More →
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

iPad C^3: Using iPads to Enhance Cross-Curricular Collaboration
This session will focus on a variety of ways I have used iPads to enhance my math curriculum through collaboration with PE and Science teachers. We will discuss a variety of tech tools that have both substituted and enhanced student engagement and motivation in math, PE, and Science through the collaborative teaching process.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

PSSST!: Problem-Solving Strategies, Students and Technology!
Want to learn about and see how we used student-centered strategies and integrated technology across the curriculum to naturally and effectively promote critical thinking and problem-solving in students? Join us!
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avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Part Time Faculty, CSUF


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

The 3 Biggest Mistakes in 1:1 Implementations
As 1:1 implementations proliferate, newscasters and blogging pundits lambast allegedly failed attempts. We refute (most of) those allegations and share examples of replicable strategies from several extraordinary programs.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

4:00pm PDT

Any Content on Any Image
Use Thinglink to take an image related to any course (or club, sport, etc.) and insert links to images, text, websites, Google docs, and videos.
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Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

Closing the Achievement Gap through Literacy: Blended Learning Strategies
Literacy is a key component to success in academics and in any career choice. With the landmark move in the Common Core State Standards to integrate literacy across the curriculum, we have each been called on as teachers of reading and writing. This presentation will address research regarding literacy strategies and will provide immediately usable tools to help close the achievement gap immediately in a single classroom, small learning community, and/or schoolwide. Web 2.0 tools will be used by participants throughout this workshop. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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8:00am PDT

STEM and PBL: 5 E-Z Projects for Your Classroom
Discoverer STEM-PBL Imagineering. Build 5 beginning interactive projects to introduce students to STEM-PBL Explore real-world, authentic problems; how students learn the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge with integrated projects. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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8:30am PDT

10 Things We Learned With iPad Implementation
iPads are a terrific tool for student communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Without proper and insightful implementation, it can be a disaster. Learn 10 tips for successful iPad implementation.
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avatar for Shelly Moses

Shelly Moses

2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
I have nicknamed myself the Mean Evil Step Teacher because I make my students work hard. On the first day of school I tell them to kiss their bottom goodbye because they will work it off. And they do! Happily! By synthesizing technology with hands-on learning and excitement, we... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Emerging Technologies: From Digitization to Digitalization
This session will present technologies that thought leaders should expect within the next two years, the next decade, and beyond. We will identify several emerging technologies that leaders of technological innovations can use to put together an institution-specific toolbox that enhances personal and organizational productivity.
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avatar for Emil Ahangarzadeh

Emil Ahangarzadeh

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education - San Diego County Office of Education
My doctoral research addresses the use of system-wide education technology deployment processes. With a background in curriculum design and instructional practices, I have provided professional development institutes for thousands of teachers throughout California. I have served as... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Improve Student Performance: Creating Learning Communities in Online Courses
Building a learning community in a blended or totally online course develops a foundation for deeper learning. Proven online strategies that cross cultural boundaries and enhance participation will be presented.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Inspiration, School Improvement, and Technology
This session will explore how to inspire a school community to improve its academic and professional environments, and how technology can play a vibrant role in making this happen.
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avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Reaching the Highest Form of Learning: Student Content Creation
You will be learning the amazing potential content creation has in the learning process. You will learn why it’s so crucial in education, how it can be tapped into, and finally some examples of what it looks like.
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avatar for Isaac Pineda

Isaac Pineda

Innovation and Technology Head, The Hills Institute
I'm passionate about education and technology.  ADE. Technology Integration Specialist - lifelong learner. Passionate about education & technology. Advocate for change.


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

The Flipped Classroom
One of the hottest topics in education today - The Flipped Classroom. We will discuss the pedagogy, methodologies, and tools behind the flipped model and ideology of instruction.
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avatar for Kevin Scritchfield

Kevin Scritchfield

Adjunct Professor, Fresno Pacific University
Continuing Education Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University, High school teacher with courses in Video Production, Web Design, Yearbook, Geometry, and Precalculus - trying to be innovative with integrating technology and best teaching practices in all my courses... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Using Research to Improve Technology Integration
Find out about current evidence-based research on technology integration in education. Find out how to consume research, conduct it, and apply it to your situation.
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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Video Blogging: Why Bother!?!
Help your students make a personal connection to their writing. Learn how to create successful vlog projects that will engage your most gifted to most reluctant writers.
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avatar for Lee Grafton

Lee Grafton

Educational Tech Specialist, Palm Springs USD


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

BYOD: Magic Pill or Big Headache?
Districts look toward BYOD to increase students’ access to technology. But is it effective? Hear about Claremont High’s two-phase BYOD pilot, including policies, design, professional development, successes and limitations.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Making Magic With Augmented Reality
Get excited to redefine your classroom with Augmented Reality. Create a magical learning experience, engage your students on a whole new level, and even leverage AR for student created products.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Online Bookmarking Web 2.0 with Diigo: Untether, Tag, Annotate, Collaborate!
Where did I bookmark those Common Core resources? Untether yourself with Diigo, the Web2.0 online bookmarking site. Tag, annotate, and access resources from all your devices. Collaborate with others.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Teach Digital Citizenship by Crafting Quick Flipped Tutorials and Using Existing Resources
Discover resources for teaching about cyber safety, cyber bullying, and digital footprints and learn to develop your own short embedded tutorials using Jing and other tools to engage learners step-by-step, flipping your instruction.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Symbawhoo? Visual Social Bookmarking with Symbaloo
Symbaloo is your FREE personal Internet desktop. Organize and share the best of the web with your students and colleagues. Design a webmix based on subject/grade curriculum. Use symbaloo's easy drag/drop interface to organize your PLN. Hear a Symbaloo certified teacher discuss this great tool, including the edu version/certification process.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Programs: Baby Steps for Schools
Bring-your-own-device initiatives are growing in popularity, but require thoughtful planning and implementation. During this 3-hour BYOD workshop, participants explore strategies and identify steps to increase their chance of success with BYOD. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:30am PDT

Google Apps for Deeper Learning
Come learn how New Tech High uses Google Apps to foster collaboration and deeper learning skills in students. Participants will learn about the different Google tools and how to best leverage them. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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avatar for Peter Abboud

Peter Abboud

Center for Excellence Program Manager, New Technology High School
After graduating from Napa New Technology High School, Peter went on to get his B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis. His M.A. is in educational technology from Touro University. While attending UC Davis, Peter worked as an academic coach at Da Vinci High School... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

12:00pm PDT

Becoming The Solution: Building EdTech Teacher Leadership Capacity
Empowering teachers to lead and collaborate through a set of models that transform them into the support their campuses need: an EdTech curriculum specialist that is a trainer of trainers.
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avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

VP of Professional Learning Services, PD Learning Network
Rich Dixon is the VP of Professional Learning Services with PD Learning Network and has an M.A., TESL, with more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, IT director, and curriculum coordinator. In his current position he has the opportunity to develop... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson

Director of Content & Learning, Lesson Planet
As an educator, curriculum designer, and professional trainer, I believe in empowering other educators with technology integration strategies in order to help them meet the needs of their students. With over 18 years of experience working with teachers, administrators, students... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Collaboration Around the Common Core Using Brokers of Expertise
Learn strategies for connecting with educators, share best practices and find resources to meet the new expectations of Common Core. Brokers of Expertise truly is a must-use tool for teachers!
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Harnessing the Power of Rubric Based Grading
How to effectively create a Rubrics Based Gradebook that will provide immediate feedback of student's progress with Aeries Gradebook.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Hey, Administrators! Could You Use Your iPad for That?
This practical session goes beyond giving you a shopping list for great apps; we discuss how and why you’d want to use them! Come, power up your creativity and efficiency!
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Press Play: Creating Cross-curricular Videos, Streamed From Your YouTube Channel!
Video, produced by you or students, can play a multifaceted role in classrooms. Including content, instructions, assessment, and student projects; learn how one teacher utilizes online video across his curriculum.
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Teacher, 5th Grade Science, Port Orange Elementary
5th Grade Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator '09, Google Certif. Teacher, BrainPOP Advisor. All about inquiry, discovery, curiosity, and creativity.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

The Uncommon Core: New Standards, New Literacies, and Student Significance
Common Core and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills have partnered together to open the educational door allowing each student's own personal interest to finally have an important role to play at school!
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate... Read More →
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Vice President, California School Library Association
Glen Warren is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and is a passionate information and digital literacy advocate.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Using YouTube for Recording and Editing Video
Sure, you know how to find a great YouTube video, but did you know you can record and edit your own videos right through your web browser? All you need is a webcam and a YouTube account -- no software, no trials, no downloads so you or your students can easily create videos.
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Donna Eyestone

Faculty, Lake Tahoe Community College
I love teaching people who are afraid of technology how to make videos! I also teach a K-8 youth string orchestra.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

“Best Day of School Ever!” Innovation Day at Your School
Want to see students excited to come to school and create? This presentation will help you run Innovation Day this year, from planning to implementation to logistical tips.
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Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

20% Projects Are 100% Awesome
Implement passion-based learning through 20% Projects; give students 20% of class time for personal learning. Experience the process, then develop a structure to implement 20% Projects with your own students. Participants must bring their own device.
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Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

20% Time in the Classroom to Inspire Innovation
How do companies like Google keep innovating? They give teams 20% time to solve autonomous and purposeful projects. Learn to give your students 20% Time for amazing project-based-learning.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Beyond Powerpoint: Five Free Online Presentation Tools
Looking for variety? Learn new ways to present material online, starting with five free online presentation tools. Integrate your own materials and show students how to do the same!
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Melanie Borrego

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Brandman University


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Build Your Own Mobile App In 50 Minutes... Without Coding!
We teach our students to read AND write, so why not teach them to use AND MAKE mobile applications? Learn to create your own mobile application without coding!
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Sean O'Neil

Principal, Washington Middle College High School
I'm big on innovation of communication and how it can improve student learning. I'm a Google Certified Teacher & Education Trainer who loves to help other educators push themselves outside of the box we're all forced to work in.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Inspire Creativity While Respecting Copyright with Fair Use & Creative Commons
Learn how to teach and model respect for copyright, intellectual property, and good digital citizenship while producing creative works by understanding and leveraging Fair Use and Creative Commons and Public Domain resources.
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Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate... Read More →
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Glen Warren

Vice President, California School Library Association
Glen Warren is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and is a passionate information and digital literacy advocate.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA