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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Monday, December 16
 

11:00am

Everyone Can Code
Learn how the Computer Science Teachers Association can change your classroom. Participants will get teaching strategies, plus access to relevant resources and research as well as professional development opportunities in computer science.

Speakers
CD

Cindy Drahos

Business Instructor, CSTA MN Gopher State


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 6

11:00am

Google's 20% in the Classroom
See how we implemented our version of our Google's 20% philosophy in our Social Studies classroom, giving students the chance to explore a project outside the assigned curriculum. Learn about our successes and challenges as we broaden student choice and autonomy in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 1

11:00am

Math with One iPad in a Primary Classroom
Discover the engagement that happens when one iPad is incorporated into primary math stations and lessons. We will share ideas and apps we have used with a single iPad to reinforce math concepts. Come learn how one iPad can really make a difference.

Speakers
LH

Lori Heinz

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools
DL

Deb Lovegren

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 3

11:00am

Propelled Classroom: Modifying the Elementary Flip
Typical flipped classrooms require home network access and highly independent learners. Often these two variables make elementary flipped classrooms a challenge. Hear what one teacher has tried in the fifth grade, and engage in conversation about successes and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Wigdahl

Matthew Wigdahl

5th Grade Teacher, Flynn Elementary School
Currently in my 14th year of teaching at the elementary level, I have always been committed to bringing my students to the cutting edge of technology. I attribute my excitement and expertise to the day my dad brought home a TI-99/4A computer and I started writing BASIC code back... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 5

11:00am

SAMR: Taking It Deeper
We will take a closer look at the SAMR model for technology integration. By starting with substitution and moving through augmentation, modification and redefinition, we have the opportunity to transform the way students learn. Explore classroom examples, apps, programs and activities that fit into each level of the model.

Speakers
DC

Diane Clements

Technology Continuous Improvement Coach, Spring Lake Park School District


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 4

11:00am

ThingLink for Teaching, Learning and Sharing
Discover how ThingLink facilitates teaching, learning and sharing in the classroom. ThingLink gives students a platform to annotate images with captions and text or links to web pages, videos and more. Explore work from Language Arts and Social Studies classes that highlights various uses for this unique tool.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Palmer

Heather Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and the Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Blogging in and about the Classroom
Blogging encompasses the skills of creation, communication and reflection. It is a must for any 21st-century classroom and educator. Come learn how to start and manage a blog in Blogger and Edublog.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka School District
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Closing the Achievement Gap with Technology Tools
Explore programs, apps and other technology-based strategies proven to help raise the achievement levels of students. Recent articles and statistics will be shared to better understand the needs of the students suffering from the achievement gap, along with a wealth of resources for addressing their needs.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis

Curtis

Continuous Improvement and Innovation Coach, Spring Lake Park School District
Love kids. Love technology. Love learning. Thus, I love my job!


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Google Drive in the Chemistry Class
Come see how chemistry students are using Google Drive to facilitate cooperative, collaborative learning. Learn how this is accomplished and the positive impact Google Drive has made on learning. Workflow, student feedback and examples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Straumann

Kristin Straumann

Technology Integration Specialist, ACGC Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

iPad Apps for Every Subject, Teacher and Student
Looking for the best app for math, science or foreign language? Look no further! You don't need special apps for each subject, just the imagination to take great apps and use them in innovative ways. Learn about using Book Creator, MailVU, Screen Chomp and more for engaging projects students love.

Speakers
avatar for Juli Olson

Juli Olson

Technology Integration Specialist, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Hello, I have been the Technology Integration Specialist for the past 8 years at HMJDS. My responsibilities include working with K - grade 8 students and our entire faculty to learn new technologies and programs and to integrate technology into our curriculum when appropriate. We... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Numbers on the iPad: More Useful Than You Might Imagine
Numbers on the iPad is a fully functioning spreadsheet with more power than you would imagine. This presentation will focus on tips and tricks to make Numbers on the iPad more accessible for the common user.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

Your TEDx Youth Event: An Idea Worth Spreading.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission: "ideas worth spreading." We'll take you step by step in designing a TEDx Youth Event at your school, including applying for the TEDx license, developing a theme, holding student auditions and recruiting a student tech and social media team.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley Public Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

ArtsConnectEd: Your On-Ramp for Teaching with Art
Discover how ArtsConnectEd lets you integrate visual and performing arts resources into classroom curriculum. ArtsConnectEd, a joint project of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, is a free, online platform featuring images of art and educational resources, supporting all educators teaching in and through the arts.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Aldis

Diane Aldis

MN Dance Education Coordinator & Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education
arts education, dance technology, Argentine tango
avatar for Abbie Anderson

Abbie Anderson

ArtsConnectEd Site Administrator; Administrative Assistant, Education and Community Programs, Walker Art Center


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 5

1:30pm

Book Creator: A Digital Portfolio Tool
Book Creator is an iPad app that allows students to document their learning to share with others. They can take pictures, create videos, record their voices, document science experiments, share stories and make memory books. See how this easy-to-use tool fosters creativity.

Speakers
LK

Linda Kruse

Classroom Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 4

1:30pm

Exploring Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom
After a brief examination of the strengths and weaknesses of several free and priced tablet whiteboard apps, including Educreations, ShowMe, and  Explain Everything, participants will examine innovative and practical ways in which they can incorporate these applications into their lessons, resulting in increased student engagement and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Brisse

Emily Brisse

High School English Teacher, Watertown-Mayer Public Schools
Writing, reading, teaching, outdoor adventuring, and connecting with others interested in both similar and radically dissimilar pursuits.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

Improve Student Engagement with iBooks Author, iTunes U and Apple TV
Content presentation and delivery as well as instructional processes and student contributions improve student engagement with Apple resources such as iBooks Author, iTunes U and Apple TV. Explore these resources and take away user-ready processes.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Holvig

Kenneth Holvig

Tech Integration Specialist, Heritage E-STEM Magnet School
Apple Distinguished Educator. Former Computer teacher in Scarsdale, NY. Crazy about iBooks Author and Apple technologies.
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 3

1:30pm

LEGO StoryStarter: We All Have a Story to Tell
The ability to communicate clearly in multiple literacies is critical for 21st-century students. LEGO Education StoryStarter, a great supplement to the language arts curriculum, can help develop this ability. With StoryStarter, writing and reading become dynamic, collaborative and hands-on learning experiences. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
LE

LEGO education

Educational Representative, LEGO Education
Booth # 5; LEGO Education provides hands-on learning solutions for both teachers and students in the areas of STEM. Lego Mindstorms robotics along with our software partners National Instruments, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon continue to strengthen and support K-12 educational programs... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

Teacher Coaching with Individual Plans for Success
Learn how one district has used the ISTE Standards for Coaches and the ISTE Standards for Teachers to create individualized learning plans for teacher success and created an online learning framework to maximize learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 279
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 1

2:35pm

Creating a Hybrid Learning Environment
Find out how to create an online and in-class hybrid classroom. Hybrid courses let students and teachers gain flexibility and delve deeper into high-level topics. Learn how to integrate online tools to create a classroom that moves instruction out and authentic work in.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Salenger

Seth Salenger

Math Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I am passionate about differentiating education, especially for some of our most vulnerable learners. I am passionate about finding ways for technology to fill in the gaps that I have as an educator and enhance the things I do great! Besides being a dedicated teacher, I am passionate... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 3

2:35pm

Google Apps for Education Research Tool
Investigate how the Google Research tool animates the research process, making it easier to add and cite information from the web in Google documents and presentations. The Research tool inserts source credits at the click of a button and encourages students to credit their sources and be independent learners.

Speakers
avatar for Rojanne Brown

Rojanne Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Specialist at Osseo Area Schools Online Instructor for IT4Educators


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 2

2:35pm

Pinterest: Connecting Educators and Objects
Pinterest is a fun way to get students, educators, and parents involved in learning, as well as providing access to objects, images, and videos that teachers can use in their classrooms as hook, prompt, or assessment tools.

Speakers
avatar for Erin E. Anderson

Erin E. Anderson

Principal, Museology Exhibits & Programs
I'm a proud Minnesotan, museum enthusiast, and lifelong learner with a love for people, nature, and the connections between the two.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 1

2:35pm

Technology and Extracurricular Activities
Learn different ways coaches and advisors can use technology applications with their athletes and advisees. Using Google Docs, Forms, Remind 101 and Calendar to help organize your program is critical. We'll also look at other, more individualized options for various sports and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 5

2:35pm

Using an LMS for a Paperless iPad Classroom
Discover how simple it is to manage a paperless iPad classroom and create a seamless workflow through the use of Schoology, a learning management system. Various student-friendly productivity iPad apps will be highlighted to show how they can be used in conjunction with Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Clasen

Allison Clasen

5th Grade Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools
I am passionate about bringing innovative methods into my classroom to enhance and transform student learning.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 4

2:35pm

Using Technology for Assessment
Explore free and easy web-based technology tools for formative and summative assessment, including Socrative, Poll Everywhere and Google Forms (with Flubaroo). These tools can be used in computer labs or with mobile devices.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

Intervention Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I have been a part of the Osseo Area School District for the past 6 years. I am always looking for ways in which I can incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance student learning. I believe that we are doing students a disservice by not allowing them to dabble in and explore... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 6
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

11:00am

Classroom Transparency: Using Flickr and Animoto
Looking for a free and easy way to promote classroom transparency? Flickr is a photography-based social networking site that can be incorporated into any classroom and works in conjunction with Animoto, also free to educators. Transform your photos into simple, beautiful videos to share your classroom as it happens!

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Jacobson

Jodi Jacobson

First Grade Teacher, Pine Island Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 2

11:00am

Flip Using TED-Ed and TED Talks
Learn how to use the TED-Ed features to make your favorite TED talk classroom ready. Explore the features of the TED-Ed web site and how to use TED-Ed's growing library of animated lessons and "best flips" to bring your lessons to life.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 6

11:00am

Involved Students Increase Test Scores
When students know how they are currently performing and how they should be performing, they become more invested in their education and in doing the work to progress. Find out ways to help learners in kindergarten through high school to know and understand their data.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ekrem

Maggie Ekrem

Technology Integrationist, Paideia Academy
technology integration, running, science, making life easier using technology, playing with my niece and nephew, learning new things, traveling


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 1

11:00am

Making Vocabulary Visual
Apple’s Keynote and Photo Booth make for a great combo in developing a deeper understanding of new vocabulary. Whether used in a reading unit, spelling practice or other vocabulary experiences, this approach with interactive technology is great for visual learners.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Grace Donatucci

Anne Grace Donatucci

Teacher, Metro Deaf School


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 5

11:00am

Nearpod: Presentations on Steroids
Community learning can be lost in the individuality of mobile devices. Nearpod is an application that allows teachers to control what students see on their mobile devices and assess student progress. Come see how it allows for a controlled creative experience that ignites student imaginations.

Speakers
ME

Maranda Emig

Tech Integration Specialist, Kingsland Public Schools
LG

Laura Gudmundson

Media Specialist, Computer/Media teacher, Kingsland Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 3

11:00am

Relevant Projects Using Kidblog, Screencasts and QR Codes
Looking to move away from static, one-dimensional projects and discussions? Come see how projects can be presented through screencasts while engaging all students and capturing their dialogue through Kidblog, then using QR codes to invite others to see the projects and discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Prowell

Zach Prowell

Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Bridging the Digital Divide with a Racial Equity Lens
Learn how one district uses a culturally relevant lens to bridge the digital divide and examine equitable access to digital devices for all students to personalize learning; build a 24/7 learning environment; and interrupt institutional practices that result in lower achievement for students of color.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

12:15pm

Create a Hybrid Class with Moodle and Google Docs
Learn how to successfully integrate Moodle and Google Docs into a classroom with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content with students.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Roningen

Patricia Roningen

Business Education teacher, Fisher Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

Modified Flipping for the At-Risk Learner
At-risk learners are the hardest to reach in a direct lecture setting. Come explore how a modified flipped classroom where the students watch videos in class has increased student learning, while improving classroom management and allowing more time for one-on-one remediation.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Humbert

Elizabeth Humbert

Math, French and At-Risk Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
Math, French and At-Risk teacher, Farmington High School.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Museums and Teachers Create Great Digital Content
A win-win situation: museum curators + creative educators = great digital content for your classroom. Learn how collaborating with local history organizations can benefit you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
I am passionate about how technology can to create and enhance learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

One iPad in the Language Arts Classroom
You have one iPad for your classroom. Now what? Come see how one iPad can be used in the primary language arts classroom. We will share ideas and apps we have used in literacy centers to engage young learners.

Speakers
LH

Lori Heinz

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools
DL

Deb Lovegren

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

The Wonder of Wonderopolis
Explore Wonderopolis.org and its use in the classroom to expand learning and increase students' ability to question the world around them. Discover how this site can be used to increase vocabulary and nonfiction reading skills.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Aslakson

Amber Aslakson

Special Education Teacher/ Digital Learning Coach, Byron Public Schools
I have been a "nerd" since high school. I have always loved technology. I have taught for over 10 years and I am fortunate to work for a school district (#byronbears) that embraces and supports innovation. I am currently a middle school digital learning coach (#byrondlc) and have... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

1:30pm

Class Dojo: Classroom Management at Your Fingertips
Class Dojo is a free, fun and user-friendly way to track all of your students' behaviors and communicate with parents all in one place. Use it and watch how this tool motivates your students!

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Rasmussen

Kelli Rasmussen

4th Grade Teacher, Pine Island Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

eBooks: Reading in the Digital Age
Come explore the world of e-books. You'll compare e-readers, review major providers of e-books and discuss uses for schools and libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School
Learning is primary. Technology is the means to engage and equip students to find information and be excited about their world!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 4

1:30pm

Expand Your Personal Learning Network with Social Media
Improve and guide professional development and networking through the use of social media. Find support, advice, best practices and new ideas by connecting with other educators worldwide. Resources explored will include Twitter and Pinterest.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Breiter

Kate Breiter

Technology Integrationist, Loyola Catholic School
avatar for Justine Schrader

Justine Schrader

Digital Learning Specialist, Saint Peter Public Schools
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark Van Doren


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 5

1:30pm

Paperless iPad Classrooms
See how easy it is to manage a digital paperless iPad classroom using Schoology, a Facebook-like e-learning platform with Google Docs, iMovie video and Notability.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Gausmann

Peter Gausmann

Instructional Technology Support Teacher 6-12, Minnetonka Public Schools
Peter Gausmann has been a Teacher on Special Assignment for Technology Integration and Support since January 2011, when Minnetonka High School was in an early phase of its 1:1 iPad implementation. Before his current position, Peter was an elementary media specialist for two years... Read More →
avatar for Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I love learning and being a part of the process of learning. I love having students create products to show their learning. It is a great way to assess their learning and learn more about them. I am pleased how iPads, GAFE, and using an LMS have opened up a very different classroom... Read More →
avatar for Ben Stanerson

Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 1

1:30pm

Personalized Professional Development and the iPad
Explore over 30 ways to use your iPad for personalized professional development. Walk away with a list of apps and resources that you can use to improve and enhance your own learning and teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

Using Technology to Differentiate for Primary Learners
See the web sites and apps being used to meet the needs of all students in primary classrooms. Included will be Chirbit, Audio Memo, QR codes, text-to-speech programs for struggling readers, Read & Write for Google Drive.

Speakers
avatar for Lynette Montgomery

Lynette Montgomery

Computer Coordinator, Fisher School
I feel technology should be a tool to help all students reach their fullest potential. I feel with the support of all staff members we can transform our classrooms with technology to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 3

2:35pm

Connected Learning: Social Media in the Classroom
Discover how students benefit when they use social media to connect, communicate and collaborate with the world. We’ll share examples of how our students share their stories, engage with others as they learn about the world and communicate their ideas about their hopes and dreams for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Anderson

Jen Anderson

Digital Coach/Communications & Media Literacy, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 5

2:35pm

English: It's Not All About the Paper
Classroom one-to-ones and digital tools have increased student collaboration, improved iterative writing and feedback, bumped up analysis of nonfiction and reduced printing. Come see how students are engaged in 21st-century skills within their English courses.

Speakers
AW

Allison Wendel

English Teacher, Bismarck (ND) Public Schools
Hello! One thing I am very passionate about is traveling. I also love to integrate my travel experiences using technology to enhance my English classes. I am also interested in learning new ways to engage my learners and make English more interactive and meaningful.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 4

2:35pm

Help! I Have One iPad and 24 Students!
What do you do when you have one iPad to use in your elementary classroom with 24 students? Come see what one teacher learned in her fourth-grade classroom. Apps and resources will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Howieson

Wendy Howieson

4th Grade Teacher, Maple River Schools
I love trying new things in my fourth grade classroom! I have been teaching for 30 years, and no two have been the same! Right now, I am into using my iPads and my SMARTboard to make my lessons more meaningful to my students.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 3

2:35pm

Organize Books and More with Springpad
Springpad is a digital notebook/content curation tool that clips like Evernote but looks like Pinterest. See how a media specialist uses Springpad to share books with students, embedding book trailers and links to author web sites into each spring.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gabrielson

Sue Gabrielson

Media Specialist, Orono Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 6

2:35pm

Successful Self-Monitoring: Games and Blackboard
Self-monitoring helps students see their gaps in knowledge. See how to set up a self-monitoring system using learning management system tools and gaming mechanisms. Learn to promote discussion without identifying weaknesses, make learning enjoyable and help failing students become peer supports.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Allison

Christie Allison

Transition / Special Ed Teacher, MN Online High School
During my doctoral program in Educational Psychology, I was diagnosed with cancer. Although challenging, this gave me the opportunity to delve into a long held passion for gaming. It was then that I realized that educators have not utilized amazing inherent gaming conventions that... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 2

2:35pm

Tech Smackdown: Technology Training in 20 Minutes
Tech smackdowns are quick and easy technology training sessions. Two media specialists will share how they create these 20-minute smackdowns using Edcanvas. Learn about the tools used and get ideas for implementing smackdowns in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 1