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Saturday, January 24
 

8:00am

Conference Check In
Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Keynote: Chad Kafka
Saturday January 24, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am
TBA

9:30am

Assessment with Mobile Devices
Engaging students with digital assessment tools is not only helpful but can save valuable classroom time. From tools that assess for and of learning, there are many ways a digital classroom can be more productive and personalized through the use of digital assessments. Explore them in this session

Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 154

9:30am

Barra'code'a
Anyone at any age can learn the basics of computer programming; but you've got to be the barracuda and not the porpoise! Don't be afraid! You WILL make mistakes, and that's ok...just go for it! Once you are comfortable with this, then you will be ready to code with your students. And once you begin to code with your students, you'll wonder how you ever taught without it!

More important than learning how to read and write in a specific computer language is practicing and perfecting what is now being called "computational thinking." And even though not every student will become a computer programmer, the problem solving and logic processing experiences they gain through exposure to coding will benefit them regardless of what they do or become in their later years.

In this session we will talk about ways to introduce coding to students in grades K-12. For the majority of the time participants will be working "hands on," coding, coding, coding! It's time to step up and become the barra"code"a I know you all can be!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Burke

Beth Burke

Director of Instructional Technology, Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
About myself... | | I am one of the luckiest people in the world. "Why?" you ask? | | First of all, I get to share my perfectly imperfect life with my greatest loves of all, my soulmates, and the two most extraordinary young women I know...my daughters Ella (13) and Amy (10). | | Secondly, I have a job that doesn't feel like a job. Well, most days, anyway... ;-) I wake up every morning actually excited to get to work! Well... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 143

9:30am

Beginner Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets can be a powerful tool - if you know how to use them. This presentation will instruct participants on the basics of using a Google spreadsheet. Common functions, formatting, and graphing will be explored. Participants will also learn how to sort data and use conditional formatting.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lotze

Scott Lotze

Physics Teacher, West Bend School District
Scott Lotze is a Physics Teacher in the West Bend School District in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is a Google Education Trainer and works with teachers and administrative professionals as they begin implementation and transition to GAFE. Additionally, Scott works with teachers to enhance their curriculum to include available technology resources. Most recently, Scott has worked with administrative teams to support the transition to Google Apps within... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 157

9:30am

Collaboration with Google Spreadsheets
Google Sheets can be used for more than just collecting and working with data. Google Sheets can be a fantastic and easy to use collaborative tool. This hands-on session will focus on some great real classroom uses for collaboration with Google Sheets such as Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up, student created vocabulary definitions, student generated book critiques, classroom party supply sign-up, student data collection/analysis, and other easy to setup and use collaborative Google Sheets. Come ready to see how Google Sheets can make your teaching life much easier!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Jeremy Badiner is a father of 2, husband, classroom teacher (grades 3-5), Instructional Technology Coach, Google Certified Teacher (#GTAATX 2014), Google Education Trainer, Apple Education Trainer, DEN Star, Common Sense Media Certified Educator (Graphite and Digital Citizenship), & ClassDojo Mentor. Oh...and a HUGE Tech Geek!


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 132

9:30am

Free Tech Tools for Teachers
No one loves the word "FREE" more than an educator! Teachers scrounge for resources, worksheets, and websites to try and make their lives easier...I know I do it all the time! This session explores the surface of some of the free resources that are on the internet for teachers to use on a daily basis in their classrooms (with or without a 1:1 environment)! This session is suitable for all teachers (K-12) as well as administrators who work closely with teachers. It will be fast paced as I try to cover as many tools as possible in the short time I have - but I guarantee everyone will walk away with a new tool to use on Monday! You do not need a device to attend this session, but it is nice to have one to explore the resources I am showing!

Speakers
avatar for Krista Miller

Krista Miller

Teacher, Waukegan High School
This is my 7th year of teaching at Waukegan High School. I teach Government, Geography, and You and the Law to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I had the privilege of piloting 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom for two years before the whole high school received them in August!


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 136

9:30am

Intro to Google Slides
Effective, clear, well-designed visuals can eliminate a lot of talking that the teacher has to do, and can be helpful for reaching all kinds of learners. However, many educators don't know how to make simple, CLEAR, pleasing presentations.

This session would introduce Google Slides to folks who have limited experience, and would give them the information they would need to be begin making Google Slides presentations for their students.

As with the other presentation, this would be relevant to all teachers who have access to any projector (such as most schools have on carts for check-out), rather than IWB materials that can only be used with the Promethean boards.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hershman-Rossi

Daniel Hershman-Rossi

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
I'm interested in world music, culturally responsive music education, emergent arts education, and educational equity. I'm also a big fan of all things ed tech and I love using Google in my classroom! I have taught in Seattle and Waukegan and recently moved to Chicago. I live in Pilsen and teach at Hamilton Elementary in Lakeview.


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 142

9:30am

iPad Workflow & App Smashing
Is your iPad workflow working for you? Are your students app dependent or app enabled? Explore ways to make apps work for you and your students to produce the best product of learning possible through effective workflow and app smashing. Don’t let the limitations of apps limit your students’ creativity! 

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

5th and 6th Grade Teacher, NLSD122


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 134

9:30am

Science Labs Online
Want to enhance your students learning ability in your science classroom? This session will discuss online resources including the differences between using on-line labs versus simulations and will provide you with multitude science faire ideas. Good for all teaching levels!

Speakers
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Kathy Fritsch

Physics Teacher, Waukegan HS - Brookside Campus


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 144

9:30am

Using 1:1 Video Tools to Improve Writing Instruction and Assessment
Using Jing, Screencast.com, Google Docs, I have found more efficient and effective means of providing feedback for student essays. With the addition of the Movenote app, I am also able to have students create video portfolios that they share with me at the ends of units. My presentation provides the pedagogical rationale for the practices and shows attendees how to use these tools for themselves.

Speakers
avatar for David Narter

David Narter

English Teacher, Leyden High Schools
I have taught at Leyden High Schools for twenty years, and as a teacher in a 1:1 Chromebook school since 2011, I have built up a lot of experience in figuring out what technology works and what doesn't for English teachers and students. I am the writer of several articles and a couple of silly books.


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 155

9:30am

Using Google Calendar to Organize Yourself, Your Students and Your Classroom
Paper is so 2013! It is time to say goodbye to paper calendars, flyers, memos on our desks and your student's assignment notebooks. Learn to use Google Calendar to organize your day, your lessons, share information with your students/parents and how Google Calendar can replace your student’s assignment notebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

6/7/8 Extended Resource Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I am Carrie Baughcum. I am a self described inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and most of all a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. I am the mother to two daughters, 8 and 10 years old. At home I encourage my daughters to explore, learn and try anything they their imagination can think up. I am also the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Extended Resource Special Education teacher in... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 137

9:30am

Why Google Docs?
Get an introduction to Google docs and find out the advantages over Word or other word processing programs. Create, collaborate, share and be mobile!

Speakers
avatar for jena.sherry@gmail.com

jena.sherry@gmail.com

teacher, @jena_sherry
Jena Sherry has been a classroom teacher for 20 years, the majority of which has been in a traditional classroom setting. Three years ago, she made a leap of faith and left for the virtual world. She is currently a middle school teacher for the Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) and has never looked back. Jena has previously presented at WEMTA, ICE, FETC, and METC conferences. She is a self-proclaimed "gadget girl" and holds strong to the theory... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 145

9:30am

You Tube First Aid
Want to rid yourself of the pesky advertisements, suggested (and sometimes suggestive) videos, etc. in YouTube? Come to this session and we'll show you how! In this fun and engaging session, you will learn how to make YouTube "behave".

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 146

9:30am

AM1-Understanding SAMR and Moving Above the Line

Dive into SAMR by learning about Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s model and the 4 types of technology integration. Practice identifying learning tasks at each level by participating in a SAMR lesson sort. Finally, brainstorm ways you could move your teaching above the line.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Soger

Shannon Soger

iDirector, District office
Passionate educator Shannon Soger taught 4th grade and pioneered 1:1 in Berwyn South School District 100. The Apple Distinguished Program offers 4,000 K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad or MacBook. As an Instructional Coach, Shannon traveled to 8 buildings working with teacher leaders and integrating technology in classrooms. Currently as the Instructional Director, Shannon leads the iCoach team, oversees the 1:1 Program, and serves on the... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Room 245

9:30am

AM2 -Creating a Learning Ecosystem featuring Google Apps for Education

Learning all of the Google Apps is great, but putting it all together and establishing routine is a massive undertaking that is often left out in most, if not all, EdTech sessions that I have attended. This session focuses on creating a established routine using Google Sites as the main hub for running all of the Google Apps Suite. The audience will leave knowing how to create a central location (Google Sites) for disseminating their Google Apps workflow. Combining Google Drive, Calendar, Google Group and other Sites features will essentially lead teachers to create a semi learning management system.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Berago

Mike Berago

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Google Education Trainer, Fenton High School District 100


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Room 242

9:30am

AM3 - When in Chrome!

In this session teachers will explore common educational Google Apps such as Google Chrome, Google Drive, and Google + to become better aware of and learn 21st Century communication and collaboration skills crucial in the modern day educational environment. Participants will engage in direct and collaborative instruction with opportunities to produce educational material within these applications.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Information Literacy Coach, Community Consolidated School District 21
Currently, Eric Hansen is an Information Literacy Coach at CCSD21 as well as served as an Integrated Technology teacher and Technology Facilitator for Zion Elementary School District 6. Eric has years of experience in educational technology training, educational leadership, infusing technology within the curriculum, conference presenting, graphic/web development, and technology management. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, SMART... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Room 244

9:30am

AM4 - Google Drive - A Beginner's License

This class will explore Google Drive and how it can be used with students and colleagues.
We start with an overview of Google Drive, and get some "hands-on" experience with docs, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Ungar

Barbara Ungar

Library/Media Teacher, Central Elementary School
Barbara Ungar, NBCT is a Library Media Teacher at Central Elementary School in Wilmette, IL. Barbara is a regional trainer in IIM (Independent Investigation Method of Research), a Google Apps Trainer, and a frequent presenter at local and state conferences. Her article, "Revising Research" was featured in School Library Monthly. Her third grade project "A Day in the Neighborhood" won the inaugural ALA Sara Jaffarian Award for Exemplary Humanities... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Room 243

10:40am

BYOQ for 1:1 Classroom Technology
Bring your own question to this open ended Q&A session. Topics will include but not be limited to 1:1 initatives, GAFE, Microsoft Office 365, and Canvas LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Rico D'Amore

Rico D'Amore

Director of Educational Technology, Warren Township High School District #121
Director of Educational Technology at the Warren Township High School. Planned and implemented a the school's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative including the staff professional development to support the new policy. This year his district moved from BYOD to a 1:1 Chromebook initiative for 4400+ students.


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 144

10:40am

Common Core on Safari...Using Safari Montage Media Resources to Build Background Knowledge and Support the CCSS

The Common Core State Standards offer educators an opportunity to rethink and refocus the ways in which they facilitate learning in and out of the classroom. In this presentation teachers will learn ways to use SAFARI Montage to support and deepen the implementation of the Common Core standards.



Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 155

10:40am

Digital Tatoos: How Social Media Shapes Your Students (and Your) Online Identiity and How to Protect It
Interactions with social media are redefining our digital tattoos. Participants will witness examples of information that can be found online via data mining and see positive ways in which they can create an appropriate online image. Resources to teach this concept to students will also be provided and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Zumpano

Nicole Zumpano

Technology Coach, Coonley Elementary School- CPS
Hi All! My name is Nicole Zumpano. I have been in education for 22 years (15 of those years as a 4th grade teacher, the rest as a technology coach). I am an adjunct Instructor at Dominican and National Louis Universities teaching preservice teachers how to integrate technology into their classrooms. I am a huge baseball fan and runner as well as a mom to 14 year old twins.


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 142

10:40am

Digital Tools and Resources for the Chromebook Classroom
Tools and resources that support a digital classroom are abundant and collaborative. Investigate which tools are best for different environments, age groups and tasks in this session. Tools that support classroom management, productivity, collaboration, communication, data collection and management, and Multi-media use for learning will all be explored in this fast-paced showdown of resources.

Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 154

10:40am

From QR to AR
Focused for tablet users (more beneficial if educators come with a tablet), this session would walk educators through the basics of augmented reality and how to setup an Aurasma account and begin creating AR in the classroom/school. With remaining time, I will also highlight other AR apps available on Google Play and iOS...Elements 4D, Pixel Press Floors, colAR and more depending on time.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

4th and 5th grade technology teacher, Orland School District 135
I am currently a 4th and 5th grade technology teacher and part-time tech coach for two intermediate buildings in the south suburbs of Chicago. While my current district is just beginning their 1:1 journey, prior to teaching technology, I taught 4 years in 4th and 5th grade classrooms for an Apple Distinguished School with 1:1 iPad/Macbooks.


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 146

10:40am

Get Connected
Are you a Connected Educator? If not, you're missing out on many learning and networking opportunities. Find out how to use Twitter, Google+, and Voxer to build professional relationships and add more power to your PLN.

Speakers
avatar for jena.sherry@gmail.com

jena.sherry@gmail.com

teacher, @jena_sherry
Jena Sherry has been a classroom teacher for 20 years, the majority of which has been in a traditional classroom setting. Three years ago, she made a leap of faith and left for the virtual world. She is currently a middle school teacher for the Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) and has never looked back. Jena has previously presented at WEMTA, ICE, FETC, and METC conferences. She is a self-proclaimed "gadget girl" and holds strong to the theory... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 145

10:40am

Google Apps for Special Education
We have all heard about using Google Apps in the classroom and how powerful this tool can be, but making this resource accessible for special education students can be a bit more challenging. Come to this session to learn how to use Google Apps to accommodate student needs. Participants will work with the Chrome Store, features within Google Apps, the Nexus 7, and possibilities for communicating with staff/parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lotze

Jennifer Lotze

Educational Consultant, CESA 11
Jennifer Lotze is an educational consultant with CESA 11 in Turtle Lake, WI. She is a Google Education Trainer and works with educational professionals all over the country as they integrate technology into their learning environments. She presents to help individuals get the most out of the technology they have access to and make accommodations to existing technology for use with special education students. | She received her Masters Degree... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 143

10:40am

Hapara - How To
Are you considering a 1:1 classroom environment but are concerned about maintaining control of your classroom? Hapara is a great tool for you! Come hear my story about transitioning to a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and how Hapara helped me survive and thrive during my first year of piloting! This session is suitable for teachers and administrators who are considering using Hapara for their 1:1 classroom environment. Please feel free to bring your device but it is not mandatory for attending the session.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Miller

Krista Miller

Teacher, Waukegan High School
This is my 7th year of teaching at Waukegan High School. I teach Government, Geography, and You and the Law to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I had the privilege of piloting 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom for two years before the whole high school received them in August!


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 136

10:40am

Intermediate Spreadsheets
Intermediate Spreadsheets will introduce participants to some of the more advanced features of Google Spreadsheets. The focus will be on the use of functions and how they help users record/sort/store/use data in a meaningful way. Some specific topics covered will be: counting functions, linking between sheets within the same document & linking between sheets in different documents.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lotze

Scott Lotze

Physics Teacher, West Bend School District
Scott Lotze is a Physics Teacher in the West Bend School District in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is a Google Education Trainer and works with teachers and administrative professionals as they begin implementation and transition to GAFE. Additionally, Scott works with teachers to enhance their curriculum to include available technology resources. Most recently, Scott has worked with administrative teams to support the transition to Google Apps within... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 157

10:40am

It is Time to Start that Blog
Blogging has the power to open the door of your classroom to the world, to give you a platform to share the amazing things you do as an educator and to give your students a incredible voice. This session is designed to teach you how to create a Blogger blog, to teach you the basic ins and out of Blogger and how to organize your Blogger blog while making it visually appealing. We will also discuss ideas for blog content, its integration into your classroom and how to share your blog’s content with others.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

6/7/8 Extended Resource Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I am Carrie Baughcum. I am a self described inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and most of all a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. I am the mother to two daughters, 8 and 10 years old. At home I encourage my daughters to explore, learn and try anything they their imagination can think up. I am also the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Extended Resource Special Education teacher in... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 137

10:40am

Snag it and Share it
There are many tools for creating screen captures. Perhaps the easiest is TechSmith's Snagit for Chrome. After installing the extension and App in your Chrome browser the world of image and screen capture is open...all for FREE! In this session we will look at how to use Snagit to annotate images, create video screen captures, create animated GIFs, and how this integrates beautifully into Google Drive for sharing. This is perfect for the flipped classroom, image/GIF creation, or for sharing screen capture images or “How-To” videos. You will need a computer (Mac, PC, or Chromebook) with Google Chrome.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Jeremy Badiner is a father of 2, husband, classroom teacher (grades 3-5), Instructional Technology Coach, Google Certified Teacher (#GTAATX 2014), Google Education Trainer, Apple Education Trainer, DEN Star, Common Sense Media Certified Educator (Graphite and Digital Citizenship), & ClassDojo Mentor. Oh...and a HUGE Tech Geek!


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 132

10:40am

Traveling in Google Land
Buckle up your seat belts and hold on tight!  Google has opened up a new world of possibilities in the file saving and sharing world! That's right! No more dealing with the flash drive that magically disappears, gets washed in your laundry, stepped on, sat on, or anything else for that matter. Now Google has provided the ability to create and share files that will allow for your collaborative efforts with your colleagues and students to be more effective and manageable. In this session, we will explore the different Google Applications provided once you have accessed Google Drive. So if you are tired of freaking out over the possibility of losing your Flash Drive, come on down to Google Land! It's well worth the trip!

Speakers
avatar for Sheonta Myers

Sheonta Myers

5th Grade Teacher, Lighthouse Lead Learner, Waukegan Public Schools #60


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 134

11:45am

Lunch - Attendees in Breakout Sessions
Saturday January 24, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
TBA

12:20pm

Advanced Spreadsheets
This session is for the Advanced Spreadsheet user! Having mastered functions and linking sheets you still need more. This session will focus on QUERY language within Google Spreadsheets. Query language provides the ability for data manipulation and formatting to meet the users needs. Pivot tables will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lotze

Scott Lotze

Physics Teacher, West Bend School District
Scott Lotze is a Physics Teacher in the West Bend School District in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is a Google Education Trainer and works with teachers and administrative professionals as they begin implementation and transition to GAFE. Additionally, Scott works with teachers to enhance their curriculum to include available technology resources. Most recently, Scott has worked with administrative teams to support the transition to Google Apps within... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 157

12:20pm

Common Core on Safari...Using Safari Montage Media Resources to Build Background Knowledge and Support the CCSS

The Common Core State Standards offer educators an opportunity to rethink and refocus the ways in which they facilitate learning in and out of the classroom. In this presentation teachers will learn ways to use SAFARI Montage to support and deepen the implementation of the Common Core standards.



Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 155

12:20pm

Connect your Classroom
Google+ has introduced the Connected Classroom Workshop. Come to this class to learn how to connect your classroom using Google Hangouts with professionals, other classrooms, and famous individuals in order to create a meaningful classroom experience. Participants will be exposed to possible connecting opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lotze

Jennifer Lotze

Educational Consultant, CESA 11
Jennifer Lotze is an educational consultant with CESA 11 in Turtle Lake, WI. She is a Google Education Trainer and works with educational professionals all over the country as they integrate technology into their learning environments. She presents to help individuals get the most out of the technology they have access to and make accommodations to existing technology for use with special education students. | She received her Masters Degree... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 134

12:20pm

Easy Tech Projects for Middle School ELA
Have you seen those engaging tech projects and thought about doing them but are worried the tech might overwhelm you? This session will explain and give you access to all the materials you will need to incorporate several purposeful and interesting technology projects into your classroom without straining your technology skills. Each project is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and utilizes free or common web tools.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Charlton

ELA specialist, District 105
I have taught 5th and 6th grade previously but have moved into a new position this year, teaching the accelerated learners in grades 3-6. It is a push in model where I work closely with the teachers to provide support differentiating the lessons for the students that have already mastered the content. Technology is a huge component in this position as it has really helped to take projects to the next level. I'll share some of the projects we have... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 144

12:20pm

Essays Made Easier
During this session participants will learn about a few specific tools in Google Docs to aid student writing and assist teachers in grading that writing.

Specifically, we will explore the research tools available inside Google Docs that can help make the entire writing process much more fluid for your students.

Additionally, we'll discuss Google tools available for peer editing, and, time permitting, how to speed up grading your students' writing by using Kaizena for audio comments.

Best for teachers just getting started with Google Docs in the classroom. Applicable for all grade levels, but may be best for middle and high school.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Badiner

Sara Badiner

Teacher, Otsego High School
My name is Sara Badiner and I have been an English, Business, and Office Technology teacher at Otsego High School in Otsego, Michigan, for the last 13 years. | I am a Discovery Education STAR educator and have attended the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute each of the last three years. | I look forward to learning with you!


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 143

12:20pm

Formative Assessent and Personalized Learning
One of the greatest advantages of using technology in the classroom is the ability to personalize learning. This session will go through advanced uses of Google Forms for Formative Assessment, allowing teachers to fine tune their learning environments to meet the needs of all learners. Additionally, we'll go through some simple to use Open Educational Resources (OER) that provide access to materials for the varied interests of our students.

Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 132

12:20pm

Gamification: Google Docs in the Classroom - A Winning Combination
Explore how you can leverage gamification mechanics, google docs and “flipped” instruction in your classroom. Implementation of gamification can re-engergize learning, creates healthy competition and increases learning engagement. With the use of google forms and 3D Game lab, a science course has been transformed into Quests and XP points that engages students.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Lazzaro

Tricia Lazzaro

Special Education Teacher, District 225
Tricia is a High School Special Educator & Science teacher and the building Instructional Technology Coach/Facilitator working to make learning fun! In class activities emphasize hands-on, active learning that ignites curiosity. My focus is on job and skill development such as critical thinking, problem solving, organization, executive functioning, collaboration, teamwork, and technical job skills (eg coding). The goal is to for students to... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 136

12:20pm

Get Schooled with Schoology
Would you like to connect with your students in a technology driven world?  Then Schoology is the answer for you!  This session will introduce you to Schoology and describe how it connects students with the teacher and classmates to improve collaboration, student engagement, and student learning.  Students are able to access their classroom 24-7!  You will learn how to set up students and classroom content, build student collaboration, and collaborate with other educators

Speakers

Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 146

12:20pm

Google Apps: Basics for the Math Classroom
Wanting to unleash all that Google Apps and other web based applications have to offer but find that mixing higher end equations into the various resources is a cumbersome time vacuum?  In this workshop we will cover some basic apps/techniques that help streamline the process for creating beautiful, interactive digital resources for the math classroom.  


Speakers
avatar for Paul Depcik

Paul Depcik

Teacher - Departmental Instructional Coach - GET, Maine Township School Dist 207


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 247

12:20pm

Hacking Google Apps - Using Apps to Differentiate for student learning styles
Change your thinking about what Google Apps can do and start thinking about all the unique things they can do to support your students. Learn how Google apps can be used to support a wide variety of learning styles from keeping students organized and improving their access to materials to increasing student independence.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

6/7/8 Extended Resource Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I am Carrie Baughcum. I am a self described inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and most of all a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. I am the mother to two daughters, 8 and 10 years old. At home I encourage my daughters to explore, learn and try anything they their imagination can think up. I am also the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Extended Resource Special Education teacher in... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 137

12:20pm

Perk Up your Presentations and Publications
Digital publications are useful for flipped teaching and e-learning. Come to this session to learn about Animoto, Tackk, Flipsnack, Movenote, and Powtoon. Bring classroom resources to take advantage of hands on work time.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Nelson

Deanna Nelson

Instructional Technology Trainer, Sheboygan Area School District
Deanna Nelson is an Instructional Technology Trainer for the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) located 50 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SASD is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) district serving 10,000 students and over 750 educators. The district supports 1:1 Chromebooks at the secondary level and a mix of 1:2 iPad Minis and Chromebooks at the elementary level. The SASD Instructional Technology Team supports professional... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 142

12:20pm

TPACK, SAMR, Knoster, and What?
Explore the models that support a digital learning transition in a session that will encourage you to ask questions, think about mobile devices differently and invest in the digital future of your classroom.  

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Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 154

12:20pm

Use This Flipping Technology
Whether in a Flipped or more traditional classroom, learning can be enhanced, expanded, and made more engaging with the intentional use of the best EdTech tools. I’ll share my experiences with tools for creating, communicating, and curating in a Flipped classroom or any learning community. I’ll discuss exactly when to use each tool, while sharing practical project and product examples of what you and your students can do. The Google suite of tools will show up prominently in this interactive presentation, but I’ll share all the useful tools my students and I use. Feel free to take what I share, and use it to add to what you already do, or to create something new. Please use your web-enabled devices during this session to explore the tools and share ideas in the backchannel. Let’s innovate together!

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Jason Bretzmann

Teacher/Innovation Integrator, Muskego High School
Jason Bretzmann is an award-winning social studies teacher, Innovation Integrator, and national speaker from Wisconsin. He has delivered engaging and practical presentations throughout the United States and in Canada on flipped learning, personalized professional development, and effective educational technology use. He is co-author and publisher of “Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class,” and “Personalized PD: Flipping... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 145

12:30pm

Lunch - Attendees in Half Day Workshops
Saturday January 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

'The Sheridan Scoop' (How to Establish a Student Run TV News Program)
The Sheridan Scoop is Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy's student run weekly TV news program. This session will show you how to create a TV news show that will help bring your school community closer together. And, you can get it up and running on a limited budget. I will share with you the basics of what is needed to get started along with some tools (Google Apps) and tricks to take it to the next level.

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Katherine (Katie) Lavin

Technology Coordinator, Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy
I have a BS in Education from Indiana University and a MS in Education Technology from Loyola University. This is my 12th year teaching. My first five were spent teaching junior high Algebra and science at Frances Xavier Warde on State Street. The last seven years have been spent at Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy. I began teaching 6th – 8th grade science and transitioned two years ago to Technology Coordinator.


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 145

1:30pm

ActivInspire: Tools to Engage All Students
During this session you will develop the necessary skills to build containers into your Activinspire Flipcharts. Along with containers we will explore the ACTIONS that can be added to any object. With these two tools your Flipcharts will become engaging and interactive for all of your students.

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Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 136

1:30pm

Answering the Question...Do My Students Really Understand?
Session Description
Formative assessment is as important for students as it is for teachers. The aim of this session is to equip and ready teachers to use tools for formative assessment that will benefit them and their students with real time feedback and data for reflection and improvement. These tools will allow for quick use of that data and feedback.

Participants will leave the session with tools to immediately implement in their classrooms that are device neutral and are user friendly.

I have run a similar session at the Chromebook Institute in June and will also present this at Googlepalooza this month (August)

Here is a site I have used for this session in the past
https://sites.google.com/site/cbigeddit/

Speakers
avatar for Ed Price

Ed Price

Instructional Designer, Cardinal Stritch University
All things tech... connecting with students.. Khan Academy.. Google... great Pinot Noir wines


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 142

1:30pm

Bringing Analog Products into the Digital World:

We often use folded paper projects to make flap books, the pyramid, the mini book and many more student products.  Google Presentation slides can be setup as templates and shared with students.  These templates take slide setup out of the equation and students can spend time using technology skills to create clean paper foldables that demonstrate the same information as the paper and pencil versions.  Leave with some template examples and the knowledge how to create your own


Speakers
avatar for Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Austin Independent School Dist., Austin Independent School Dist.
Proud Texan and daddy of two. Those two would say I've been pushing Google Apps on them for many years. There are just so many things that students can do with online tools like Google and Connected Apps to demonstrate understanding in authentic, meaningful and creative ways. It took me 12 years to graduate out of 5th grade and into a district Instructional Technology role, but I miss the classroom more each year.


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 154

1:30pm

Creating Knockout Videos Online
In this session, you'll learn how to put together educational videos using WeVideo and/or Animoto. These videos will drive home your point with your audience, while still being easy to use while creating. Let's get producing!

Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 143

1:30pm

Driven to Organize: How to keep your Drive Organized
This session is intended to give you real life instruction and practice on how to keep your Drive from running over you.  Learn how to search your drive, create folders, move docs and spreadsheets and learn how to simply organize your Drive so that you have a clear road to your information.

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Scott Cittadino

Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services, Wauconda CUSD118
Scott Cittadino is the District Technology Supervisor for Wauconda CUSD 118 in Lake County. Beginning his career as an educator in 1997, Scott transitioned to his current position in 2005. This unique background allows him to understand the needs of teachers and students. His expertise lies in his ability to find new and innovative ways to employ technological tools to create solutions that make a strong impact among all stakeholders.
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Val Donnan

Director of Special Education, Wauconda CUSD 118
Val Donnan has a passion for empowering individuals to be able to achieve life goals despite challenges that they face. Currently she is her third year as the Director of Special Education for Wauconda CUSD 118. Previously, Val has worked at SEDOL and Gurnee School District 56 as a special education teacher, curriculum lead teacher, and supervisor of programs. Her expertise lies in supporting all students to be successful in their least... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 146

1:30pm

Functional Formulas for Success with Google Apps
Google Docs provide a great way to collect data. Are you maximizing the potential of Sheets by utilizing the plethora of formulas that allow you to organize and share information in meaningful ways? This session highlights a number of powerful strategies and functions to handle various scenarios that will have you wrangling data like a pro! You will learn about combining functions through nested IF statements, discover how to pull data from other sources using QUERY and IMPORTRANGE and how to clean and combine cells using LEFT, RIGHT, LEN, TRIM and CONCATENATE. Some basic knowledge of Sheets appreciated but not necessary!

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James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, @JMGubbins
James Gubbins has a passion for technology and education. For the past seventeen years, he has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He supports the special education program in his district and enjoys assisting educators helping to bring them into the 21st century. He maintains a blog Zendotous.net that gives succinct and helpful information on useable technology. As the District Technology Coordinator for a High... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 155

1:30pm

Google Classroom: Google's Answer to Classroom Managment
Google Classroom is now in session! Starting this Fall, all Google Apps for Education educators will have access to Google’s newest tool for education- Classroom for Google. Similar to Edmodo, Classroom gives teachers the power to assign, track, and collect student work, while also streamlining communication with your class. Classroom is based on the principle that educational tools should be simple and easy to use, and is designed to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn. During this hands-on workshop, I will demonstrate the step-by-step process to create your Classroom and allow you to create a ‘Classroom’ customized for your learning environment. This is the all-in-one solution that combines all previous tools and strategies, using Google Apps, to create a seamless student management system built into Google’s ecosystem. Google Classroom- more time teaching, less time tech-ing.

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Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 137

1:30pm

Google Sites as Student Projects
In this hands-on session we'll explore how Google Sites can be used by students to create projects such as museum walks and digital portfolios. We'll start by reviewing examples of student projects and discussing the nuts and bolts of creating Google Sites templates and help sites. Then we'll get our hands dirty creating templates and help sites for use in your own classroom. Some working knowledge of creating and editing Google Sites is recommended.

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avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Instructional Technology Specialist, Latin Teacher, Evanston Township High School
I am the Instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School, where I previously taught Latin for five years. I enjoy working with teachers and students to leverage technology in ways that can redefine learning. I am also a Google Education Trainer and co-chair for the 2016 NICE MiniCon.


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 134

1:30pm

QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom
In this breakout session attendees will learn what QR codes are, how to make them, and how To use them in their elementary classroom. Teachers will also be given time to collaborate on ideas and create QR codes of their own.

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Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 144

1:30pm

Technology Integration with ELLs
Have you ever wondered how to engage your ELLs while meeting the WIDA standards? Technology makes it easier than ever to help students work towards proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Apps and websites such as Google Earth, Futaba, Voki and more can help students take risks and grow as learners while having fun.

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Aimee Redding

Reading Specialist/ Spanish Teacher, Gurnee School District 56
Aimee Redding teaches 7th and 8th grade Spanish in Gurnee School District 56. She is a Reading Specialist and has spent the bulk of her teaching career working with bilingual and ELL students in the K-5 setting in Gurnee and Berwyn. Using iPads and other technology in a 1:1 setting helps her reach all of her students and differentiate to meet their individual needs.


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 132

1:30pm

WPS60 - Spread the Word! Using Google to Improve Group Communications
Drowning in agenda versions? Sick of having eight hashbrown casseroles at every potluck? Come see how Google can improve the way your school or department communicates using tools such as Documents and Forms. Specifically, this session will cover ways of implementing Google Apps into the office for tasks previously done via email or through paper forms.

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avatar for Nikki Leach - Holland

Nikki Leach - Holland

Training Support Specialist, Waukegan Public Schools
Technology trainer extraordinaire at Waukegan Public Schools since 2011! A Waukegan native and proud lifelong Bulldog, I have a profound love of learning, and an even bigger passion for sharing my knowledge.


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 157

1:30pm

PM1 -Engage Students with Google Drive - Keynote Workshop

This workshop will explore ways in which students can maximize using Google Drive for school projects and also tie into the different levels of SAMR discussed during the keynote of the conference. We will look at sharing files between students/staff, classroom activities/projects that lend themselves to using Google Drive and third party apps you can use with Drive to "Drive Further!" Note: This workshop is geared at working on a laptop or Chromebook and is not ideal for a tablet.

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avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 242

2:40pm

Collaboration with Google Apps for Education
I will begin with the basics function of sharing using GAFE. Throughout the session I will cover various lesson ideas to use Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, and Sites for collaborative use in the classroom.

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Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 136

2:40pm

Creative YouTube Ideas for your Classroom
We all know YouTube is the most popular video sharing site on the Internet. Are you leveraging it's ability to allow your school and your students to engage, create and share in positive and impactful ways? This session will provide suggestions and tools you will need to get started!

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Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be. | I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms. I am passionate about engaging classrooms that inspire inquiry, visible thinking, student voice and choice, and global collaboration. I work with... Read More →
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James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, @JMGubbins
James Gubbins has a passion for technology and education. For the past seventeen years, he has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He supports the special education program in his district and enjoys assisting educators helping to bring them into the 21st century. He maintains a blog Zendotous.net that gives succinct and helpful information on useable technology. As the District Technology Coordinator for a High... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 145

2:40pm

Digital Portfolios: The Creative Paperless Way!
Paper and binder portfolios are so boring and outdated.  Find out what your students really know about the Common Core Standards using the digital tool ThingLink.  ThingLink allows students to embed images, video, websites, and documents into their digital portfolio.  Through this interactive resource, students will develop the 21st century skills necessary for college and career readiness.

Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 146

2:40pm

Getting Geeky with Google Slides for Presentations
Let's have some fun with Google Slides! Come and learn how to put together a presentation from scratch, use videos, and change all sorts of settings. We'll also discuss how to create the most stunning and visually appealing presentation you have ever shown!

Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 143

2:40pm

Getting Social with Edmodo
In this session, participants will learn to set up and navigate features of Edmodo, a social network that is safe and motivating for students. Teachers can regulate assignments, use it for reflection of lessons, student response/discussion, and even design and administer assessments based on Common Core Standards! Come get hands on with this cool tool!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Bucher

Jackie Bucher

Teacher, Lighthouse Lead Learner Volunteer, Waukegan School District #60
Jackie is a veteran elementary teacher, and currently a pioneer in the 2nd year of a 1:1 laptop pilot in Waukegan District #60 . She is also part of a team of teachers in WPS 60 who learn and share technology and instruction through professional development with other teachers. A self-proclaimed "tech nerd," she enjoys networking with other technology innovators, sharing her knowledge of how technology has transformed her teaching as well as... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 155

2:40pm

Google Forms: Assessment for the 21st Century Classroom
Assessment and feedback are essential components in a successful classroom. With the addition of GAFE to instruction, assessment is evolving. The goal of this session is to help teachers transform their current assessment and feedback methods by introducing Google Forms as a means of creating exit slips, rubrics, and quizzes. Participants will also learn how to use Google Forms to organize student work flow while creating formative and summative web-based assessments that will support learning objectives and performance tasks of any curriculum. Meeting the needs of diverse learners, Forms allows teachers to collect and analyze data and provide instant feedback to students. This session will not only share background knowledge about the features and functions of Google Forms like auto-save, collaborative work creation, and built in data analysis tools, but also connect Google Forms to add-on services, allowing participants to apply 21st century assessment methods to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 137

2:40pm

KinderTech
Working with elementary students is a challenge, but working with kindergarten students is a particularly exciting opportunity. Come to this session to learn about how to integrate technology into the kinder classroom with success. Teach a five year old keyboarding? absolutely! Excel spreadsheets with kinders? You bet! Come and see what the excitement is all about.

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avatar for Lindsay Foster

Lindsay Foster

Computer/Technology Applications, Parkview Elementary School
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." ~ Walt Disney (1901-1966) Most of the time I'm "___(fill in child's name)____" mom, but I spend a lot of time as "the teacher with the football purse." I'm happily married to the same insane fella I married in 1995 and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a beautiful family. Who knew I'd end up with 3 kids? It amazes me sometimes. I am currently Co-Leader for Girl Scout Troop 2702 (our doors... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 144

2:40pm

Personalizing Learning - Connecting MAPs RIT scores and Khan Academy
Participants will learn how to use MAPs RIT scores and Google Forms to create a personalize learning plan in mathematics using Khan Academy. This plan will be able to place students into the 4 major strands in MAPs (Number Systems, Operations/Algebraic Thinking, Stats and Probability, and Geometry) at their own level.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Price

Ed Price

Instructional Designer, Cardinal Stritch University
All things tech... connecting with students.. Khan Academy.. Google... great Pinot Noir wines


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 142

2:40pm

Strategies to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs
How do we make curriculum accessible for English Language Learners? Come learn 9 key strategies for differentiating instruction for ELL students while simultaneously supporting language acquisition.

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avatar for Elizabeth Ojeda

Elizabeth Ojeda

3rd Grade TBE, Maercker School District 60
My name is Elizabeth Ojeda and currently teach 3rd grade TBE. My professional background is in Multicultural Education.
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Robin Sterrett

READING, Berwyn South School District 100
I am a Reading Specialist with an ESL certification. I have been in District 100 for 7 years and have 35 years teaching experience. Ask me about constructive conversations in the classroom. How do we get students who don't want to talk to engage in the conversation?


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 132

2:40pm

Students As Producers Instead Of Consumers

Let’s look at some powerful Google-Connected apps that students can use to create graphic organizers, high-quality newspapers and posters, photo products and more. 


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avatar for Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Austin Independent School Dist., Austin Independent School Dist.
Proud Texan and daddy of two. Those two would say I've been pushing Google Apps on them for many years. There are just so many things that students can do with online tools like Google and Connected Apps to demonstrate understanding in authentic, meaningful and creative ways. It took me 12 years to graduate out of 5th grade and into a district Instructional Technology role, but I miss the classroom more each year.


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 154

2:40pm

Using Google Apps to in FORM Teaching and DRAW Conclusions
Formative assessment is a useful strategy to monitor student learning, provide feedback, and guide instruction. In this session we will focus on how to use Google Forms and Google Draw to support this strategy so you can gage what your students are learning, increase student motivation and engagement, and help students use feedback to move closer to their learning goals. We will look at specific examples of how teachers are using formative assessments with Google Forms and Google Draw and show you how you can answer the questions, Where Am I Going?, Where Am I Now? and How Can I Close the Gap?

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Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 134

2:40pm

WPS60 - Exploring Digital Organizational Tools
Did you lose your task list among all the other papers on your desk? We’ve all been there, but in this digital age, you can kiss those paper lists goodbye! Come see how tools such as Evernote and 60Mail can actually help you keep organized.

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avatar for Nikki Leach - Holland

Nikki Leach - Holland

Training Support Specialist, Waukegan Public Schools
Technology trainer extraordinaire at Waukegan Public Schools since 2011! A Waukegan native and proud lifelong Bulldog, I have a profound love of learning, and an even bigger passion for sharing my knowledge.


Saturday January 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 157

3:50pm

Apps That Support The 21st Century Skills

 The Instructional Technology team in Austin, Texas has been using this collection of apps with teachers in an effort to support use of the 21st Century Skills in the classroom.  We will highlight some effective apps as they apply to most of the 21st Century Skill set. 


Speakers
avatar for Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Austin Independent School Dist., Austin Independent School Dist.
Proud Texan and daddy of two. Those two would say I've been pushing Google Apps on them for many years. There are just so many things that students can do with online tools like Google and Connected Apps to demonstrate understanding in authentic, meaningful and creative ways. It took me 12 years to graduate out of 5th grade and into a district Instructional Technology role, but I miss the classroom more each year.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 154

3:50pm

Assess it with Tech
This presentation will feature Socrative 2.0- an assessment tool , now aligned with the common core, that teachers can use to create, administer, and get assessment data at the click of a button. This site is great for formal and informal assessment opportunities. Participants will learn how to set up their classroom and begin building assessments for their classroom on site!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Bucher

Jackie Bucher

Teacher, Lighthouse Lead Learner Volunteer, Waukegan School District #60
Jackie is a veteran elementary teacher, and currently a pioneer in the 2nd year of a 1:1 laptop pilot in Waukegan District #60 . She is also part of a team of teachers in WPS 60 who learn and share technology and instruction through professional development with other teachers. A self-proclaimed "tech nerd," she enjoys networking with other technology innovators, sharing her knowledge of how technology has transformed her teaching as well as... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 155

3:50pm

Close Reading in a Digital World
The Common Core calls for students of all ages to annotate text. The push toward close reading has been embraced in many classrooms, but what about a digital version of this practice? With the PARCC drawing closer and eBooks becoming ever more popular, it is important for our students to fluently annotate electronic texts. This breakout will highlight Subtext, Notability, and Google Docs- three tools which offer annotating capabilities. Whether teachers use iPads or computers, they will be able to walk away with at least one tool to explore in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Vanlaningham

Natalie Vanlaningham

teacher, Waukegan School District #60
I'm piloting 1:1 iPads with my 4th graders this year and am LOVING it.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 137

3:50pm

Coding in the Curriculum
A proposal of ways to integrate coding into the daily curriculum of K-12 classrooms. This session will introduce educators to the curricular areas in which coding is applicable. In addition, attendees will be provided with access to a Google Certified Teacher-created resource that enables educators to connect with programmers.

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Tara Linney

EdTech Coach, Singapore American School
Tara Linney is an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. Linney had worked in EdTech for 6 years, and in education for a total of 7 years. Linney's greatest passion is in integrating computer programming into the predefined curriculum.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 136

3:50pm

Incorporating Tech into the Reading/Writing Workshop
This session will provide resources on how to integrate 1:1/some devices into the Lucy Calkins reading/writing workshops. This could also utilized for reading/writing centers in general. Will be focusing on reader's response journals, conferring, fluency suggestions, digital post-its, and celebrations/end of unit projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Towner

Mona Towner

iCoach, Berwyn South School District 100
Ramona "Mona" Towner is an Instructional Coach in Berwyn South School District 100. The district offers 4,000+ K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad. As an Instructional Coach, she travels to 8 buildings working with teachers to help them meet the standards and integrate technology. She serves on the district's Professional Development Team, Google Apps Administrator, Social Media Manager and VPP Manager for the iPad program for the District.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 142

3:50pm

Its Easy Being Green: Going Paperless in the 21st Century Classroom
This session will be an introduction to going paperless in the classroom. It will include tips for all types of classrooms- from little technology to full on 1:1 learning. All attendees will walk away with a more mindful look at their teaching practices and a drive to do something more by walking away from the traditional paper and pencil.

Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 143

3:50pm

Plus 1 PLN
Educators will learn and get hands on experience on the benefits of implementing their own PLN (professional learning network) using Google+ through communities, hangouts, hangouts on air, and circles. All attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a live hangout, collaborate in a live community for Google 'n More Conference, and get questions answered.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Information Literacy Coach, Community Consolidated School District 21
Currently, Eric Hansen is an Information Literacy Coach at CCSD21 as well as served as an Integrated Technology teacher and Technology Facilitator for Zion Elementary School District 6. Eric has years of experience in educational technology training, educational leadership, infusing technology within the curriculum, conference presenting, graphic/web development, and technology management. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, SMART... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 134

3:50pm

Symbaloo Limbo
Heard of Symbaloo but haven't really got a clue? Want to learn the ins and outs and really get down with this tech organization tool? This is the session for you. Learn how to set up and organize this WYSIWYG tool that can help you have a more efficient classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Foster

Lindsay Foster

Computer/Technology Applications, Parkview Elementary School
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." ~ Walt Disney (1901-1966) Most of the time I'm "___(fill in child's name)____" mom, but I spend a lot of time as "the teacher with the football purse." I'm happily married to the same insane fella I married in 1995 and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a beautiful family. Who knew I'd end up with 3 kids? It amazes me sometimes. I am currently Co-Leader for Girl Scout Troop 2702 (our doors... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 144

3:50pm

Talk, Write and Record
This session will present strategies that integrate writing instruction and oral language development through the use of google docs and various video making apps. This breakout session will include 30 minutes of presentation & discussion, as well as, time to plan and create! This session is great for K-5 ELL/Sp.Ed teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Ania Figueroa

Ania Figueroa

Second Language Programs Coordinator, Des Plaines- CCSD62
I am a Bilingual Special Education Teacher with most of my 11 years of teaching experience in K-5 classrooms working with English Language Learners. I am a technology enthusiast and life long learner. I enjoy spending time with my family, running, great food and traveling. I love talking about my almost 2 year old daughter and hearing stories about Kindergarteners and 1st grade students!


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 132

3:50pm

TechnoWOW!
Want to look like a rockstar to your students and their parents? This presentation will highlight high impact applications that will make your life easier and make students and their parents say, "Wow!" We will explore ways to incorporate technology into your teaching to motivate students and impress their parents making you look like a rockstar!   


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avatar for Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

5th and 6th Grade Teacher, NLSD122


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 146

3:50pm

Twitter for Teachers
Looking to get started with Twitter to share, learn, and connect yourself and your classroom? This session designed for the Twitter newbie will help you grow your PLN and show ways to get connected to others teachers and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Lehman

Chad Lehman

Library Media Specialist, Oconomowoc Area School District
I'm an elementary library media specialist working in a K-4 elementary school. I love using web 2.0 tools, Google tools, and digital storytelling sites with my students.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 145

3:50pm

WPS60 - Pin this Session! Social Media and You
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn… Social media can make or break you! In this session, we’ll cover some of the more constructive ways of using social media to communicate with others, get inspired, and get organized.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Leach - Holland

Nikki Leach - Holland

Training Support Specialist, Waukegan Public Schools
Technology trainer extraordinaire at Waukegan Public Schools since 2011! A Waukegan native and proud lifelong Bulldog, I have a profound love of learning, and an even bigger passion for sharing my knowledge.


Saturday January 24, 2015 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Room 157