Sending Out an SOS: STEM and the Surveying Museum – With the focus on STEM, you probably thought you have heard it all. Matt Parbs, Assistant Director of the National Museum of Surveying, will show you some new, exciting ways to teach STEM in the classroom and introduce you to an outside resource full of STEM opportunities. Topics include: SOS, KML and Google Earth; Surveying, GPS and Math; ESRI and Mapmaking; Geocaching and National Benchmarks; GeoSpatial Revolution and the Future
Edmodo – Chris Wherley Technology Coordinator Williamsville CUSD 15 – This session will demonstrate capabilities of Edmodo. Edmodo is a social networking, learning management system and communication and collaboration tool. Edmodo can be used with students, parents and colleagues. It can help you create a Personal Learning Network of colleagues around the world to further your learning. 20 ways to use Edmodo
Creating eBooks – Karen Thompson, Instructional Technology, District 186 – Mobile devices allow teachers and students easy options for reading books. Students and teachers can also create books. Explore the options with Pages, iBook Author and apps.
iMovie in the Classroom – Cindy Huson, Elementary Technology Instructional Leader District 186 – Did you use the "old " iMovie and just love it? Does the new iMovie scare you? Come see how easy it is to make movies quickly and easily using iMovie '09.
9:45 – 10:40
iPads in the Classroom – Karen Thompson, Instructional Technology , District 186 – Explore how the iPad can support learning in the classroom. It’s not just about the apps!
Online Resources A Lot of Folks Don’t Know About –Dr. John Jamison, ImagiLearning – Many are familiar with online resources like Kahn Academy, the Library of Congress and numerous other sites created for educators. This workshop will introduce a wide range of online resources that many educators are not aware of or familiar with.
Media Literacy in the Classroom – Stacie Henderson 8th Grade English Williamsville Junior High School – This session will center on an introduction to Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship K – 12 curriculum designed to help students navigate the slippery slope of living in such a “wired” age. See how you can incorporate lessons from this free, web – based resource on safety and security, digital citizenship, and research and information literacy into your lessons and class activities.
Encourage Ongoing Critical Thinking Internet Safety Specialist. Illinois Attorney General's Office – As technology evolves, the need to instill and reinforce the concepts of digital citizenship remains constant. This session will highlight current trends and various digital platforms, specifically addressing the following topics: cyberbullying, sexting, digital citizenship, self -representation, and online predation. This workshop will also highlight teacher – training modules that were designed to provide educators with resources to help facilitate digital safety lessons with students.Internet Safety from the Attorney General's Office, Stop Cyberbullying from the Attorney General's Office
Video Conferencing for Educators – Jenni Dahl, Tech Coordinator ROE 51 – Teachers around the world use tools such as Skype and Google + to connect their classrooms through video conferencing, screen sharing and chat. At this session you will see examples of video conferencing classroom projects and learn how to make connections with other teachers.
Google Chrome and Chromebooks – Chris Wherley, Technology Coordinator Williamsville CUSD 15 – This session will demonstrate functionality of the Google Chrome browser for Windows and Mac operating systems as well as the Google Chromebook laptop alternative. We will explore various web – based applications that can be utilized in Chrome that ultimately replace desktop applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and image editing software. As well as explore the Google Chrome Web Store for other applications that fit your classroom needs. Chromebooks for Education, Pixlr photo editing
Apple Show and Tell – Mitch Boston, Technology, Williamsville CUSD 15 – Bring your iPad and use an Apple TV to "show" your iPad screen and "tell" us about your favorite app.