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Saturday, December 14


Gamification Toolkit
Games offer a powerful model for successful learning in the classroom. Explore the cognitive, emotional and social benefits of gamification and game-based learning while acquiring a tool set to make it a reality in the classroom.

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Chris Hesselbein

Technology Integration Specialist, TIES
Technology Integration starts with good teaching. Chris Hesselbein strives to bring the "Why" back into Professional Development. He aims to give teachers solid pedagogical and psychological frameworks on which to hang high quality technology tools. He is currently focussing on... Read More →

Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B


E-Books: Past, Present and Future
Come review the current status of e-books with the perspective of the past and consider access and use, including major providers, means of access, digital rights management and the variety of devices available. A discussion of new advances will bring additional focus and allow participants to consider the opportunities and impact of e-books for learning.

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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!

Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B
Sunday, December 15


Deployment and Management for Sets of iPads
Come explore a range of technical best practices for administering sets (carts, classroom sets) of iPads. We will talk about what works well and simplifies the management process. Participants will gain an understanding of app ownership models and distribution using iTunes and Apple Configurator and consider options for using other mobile device management systems.

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Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, Sourcewell Tech
I rock:• Tech management and support for the conference• Preconference workshops• CTO Clinic

Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway E


Interactive Video Conferencing in K-12 Classrooms
Explore interactive video conferencing for the K-12 classroom. You will learn what a video field trip is, where to find or arrange one and how to prepare your class. You will also hear about video conferencing opportunities offered by local organizations and see examples of how this technology is being tied directly to classroom curriculum.

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Jon Larson

Career and Technical Education, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their... Read More →

Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix