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Saturday, April 12
 

8:00am

Registration and Networking
Saturday April 12, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Marshall Simonds Middle School

8:30am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.
avatar for Dennis Villano

Dennis Villano

Director of Technology Integration, Burlington Public Schools
Dennis Villano is the Director of Technology Integration for Burlington Public Schools. Dennis serves as the district coordinator for library and educational technology resources. He has helped lead the 1:1 iPad learning program for Burlington Public Schools with the BPS EdTech Team. Burlington is currently 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. Dennis is a former library media specialist, history teacher, event planner, and professional disc jockey... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:30am

#NESS: New England Student Showcase

The BPS EdTech Team encourages all attendees to start their day by visiting the Student Showcase. This interactive session, designed science-fair style, will feature digital projects that have been created with iPads, Chromebooks, and various web tools. Meet and talk with students and teachers from all grade levels in a variety of content areas. Learn how 21st century technology tools are integrated into the curriculum to create relevant and meaningful experiences.

NESS features K-12 presentations across all content areas. New England 1:1 attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the types of projects students from 1:1 environments create and how the innovative integration of educational technology is impacting their learning.

NESS showcases specific examples of lessons, assessments, and student exemplars which will provide attendees with ideas and inspiration to take back to their own classrooms as more and more schools work towards creating 1:1 environments.

The New England 1:1 Summit was created to focus on tools that can help students learn and grow. In keeping with the focus of the program, the student showcase is not device specific, rather it serves as a platform for students all throughout New England to demonstrate and promote the power of technology in the classroom.


Moderators
avatar for Jennifer L. Scheffer

Jennifer L. Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist/Mobile Learning Coach, Burlington Public Schools
Jennifer L. Scheffer, M.Ed. has worked for Burlington Public Schools, a 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for Education district, for the past four years. Currently, Jennifer is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Fox Hill Elementary School. She previously worked as a Mobile Learning Coach and led the globally-recognized, student-run Burlington High School Help Desk Program for three years (2013 through 2016). Jennifer's work leading and... Read More →

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Library Learning Commons 2nd Floor

10:30am

Elementary 1:1 A Student Perspective
The Pine Glen School in Burlington, MA is now in its second year with a 1:1 iPad Program in Grades 4 and 5. Come join a group of students as they share some work samples, their opinions on how the program is working, and answer your questions about what it's like to be an elementary school student with continual access to an iPad during the school day.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Callahan

Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edcamp Foundation | | Adjunct Faculty in Next-Generation Learning, Antioch University New England
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Laura DElia

Librarian, Pine Glen Elementary School


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Learning Commons 2nd Floor

10:30am

5 Google Chrome Extensions You Can Put To Use Right Now
This session will discuss what a Google Chrome Extension is and then demonstrate 5 useful extensions you can install and use right away:

Boomerang
Ginger
Google Voice Search
goo.gl
One Tab

As time allows we can discuss additional Chrome Apps and Extensions and open up the floor for a Chrome Extension Slam.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Spang

Julie Spang

Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District
A Digital Learning Coach at Groton Dunstable Middle School who is passionate about technology integration in education. Pet projects: MakerSpaces and Ed camp Grafton & NorthShore Organizer.


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D201 2nd Floor

10:30am

Aligning Project-Based Learning to the Curriculum to Engage Students
Projects in the classroom can supplement learning or create a foundation for a semester or even the whole school year. In either case, both short term and long term projects make learning more interesting for students and relevant to the real world. With PBL, students learn concepts in greater depth which results in greater retention of knowledge and skills. In this workshop, we will begin by exploring and discussing concepts in project-based learning. This will be followed by hands-on exercises to cultivate project ideas with your students and apply the projects to the curriculum, even if they appear to be unrelated to the curriculum. Be sure to bring a laptop and/or a tablet.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D101 1st Floor

10:30am

Digital Storytelling and Presentations Using Iterative Creativity
Stories are integral part of being human. We all relate to them. By using stories to teach students, we better engage them and help them retain learning longer. Similarly, by having students explain what they learn through stories, they learn more about the subject matter. Iterative creativity helps students and teachers create better final products. For teachers, this means keeping the students interest longer, and for students, it means they learn how to achieve better quality work products. In this workshop, we will review some basics of digital storytelling, storyboarding and how to create better presentations using iterative creativity. We will get hands-on with 30hands Mobile for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch to create our own stories and presentations. Be sure to bring an iPad.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D102 1st Floor

10:30am

Incorporating Interactive Video Lessons Into Your Curriculum
Learn how interactive video lessons can enhance your overall curriculum and assessments. This session will illustrate different classroom scenarios where videos lessons can be utilized to differentiate learning. The session features examples from a 1:1 classroom where students can access video reesources at any time from any place.

Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D103 1st Floor

10:30am

Practical Strategies for a Successful 1:1 Implementation: Experience from the Trenches
Equipping the students with the tools and 21st century skills needed to succeed in their education and beyond was the mission of the Lynnfield Public School's 1:1 Committee. By working together as a multi-disciplinary team, we were able to plan for and execute distribution of over 350 iPads to Freshmen and Sophomores, put into place workable device management and acceptable use policies, and identify a wide range of free apps and websites that support higher-order thinking skills.

Through this session we will share our “from the trenches” experiences gained in our first year of implementing a 1:1 program. Participants will be provided access to digital copies of documents and resources that can be adapted to suit your district’s needs as you consider or move towards your own 1:1 program. Topics will include: benefits of a hybrid device model using iPads and Chromebooks, the use of Google Apps for Education, adoption of free, device-agnostic web tools and apps, and low-cost, high-quality options for effective teacher-driven professional development. 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Cyr

Kevin Cyr

Assistant Principal, Lynnfield High School
Kevin has been an avid proponent behind Lynnfield High School's 1:1 initiative. He is passionate about supporting teachers with technology integration and empowering students in the process.
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D203 2nd Floor

10:30am

Preview Soon to be Released Apps: Hstry, CueThink, and Braket
Hstry is a learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to construct interactive historical timelines for the digital classroom. Teachers can choose from Hstry's library of major historical events or students and teachers can work together to bring their favorite historical moments to life. Hstry adds excitement to the events of yesteryear, today, in a modern, social, format that students have no trouble understanding.

CueThink is developing a peer-to-peer iPad application for grades 4-8 to improve students' Math problem solving skills. Research shows that students spend a lot of time on procedural skills and not enough time on developing higher order math problem-solving skills.  CueThink leverages what students already know and do well –social media, content publishing and gaming – and brings those experiences to their math classrooms to deepen their learning. With our product, students can develop systematic problem-solving skills, share and learn from peers "just like me" and build a rich portfolio of strategies. For teachers, we are creating a marketplace of instructionally rich content aligned to the Common Core and providing analytics on student growth.  We are funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by LearnLaunchX. 

Braket is developing a mobile learning platform for 1:1 iPad classrooms. Leveraging the unique functionalities of a tablet, Braket helps teachers plan, distribute and collect assignments, and assess student work all from one mobile app. Braket was created by a teacher with the needs of the 21st century blended learning classroom in mind. 

Moderators
Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mac Lab 2nd Floor

10:30am

Protecting Your 1:1 Devices
From indivdual devices to 1:1 classrooms - users need to protect the investment made in educational technology. Join this session to learn more about the device protection available through insurance options. These options can be optional or mandatory for schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Account Executive, Worth Ave. Group


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D104 1st Floor

10:30am

Technology in the Blended Classroom: Supporting Introverted and Extroverted Students
Introverts are often seen as shy and unable to speak up; extraverts are often seen as outgoing and enthusiastic. Though this can be true, it is certainly not always the case. Join us and learn what makes introverts and extraverts tick, how their needs are fundamentally different, and how you can support both types of learners in today's classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer L. Scheffer

Jennifer L. Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist/Mobile Learning Coach, Burlington Public Schools
Jennifer L. Scheffer, M.Ed. has worked for Burlington Public Schools, a 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for Education district, for the past four years. Currently, Jennifer is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Fox Hill Elementary School. She previously worked as a Mobile Learning Coach and led the globally-recognized, student-run Burlington High School Help Desk Program for three years (2013 through 2016). Jennifer's work leading and... Read More →
avatar for Ben Schersten

Ben Schersten

Technology Integration Specialist, Burlington Public Schools
Ben is a career educator currently working as a Technology Integration Specialist at Francis Wyman Elementary School in Burlington, MA. He has taught in classrooms across the elementary spectrum: Pre-K, kindergarten, grade 3, and grade 5. He also spent two years as a curriculum developer with the Museum of Science, Boston. His blog can be found at blog.benschersten.com and he can be found on twitter at @benschersten.


Saturday April 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
D202 2nd Floor

11:30am

Lunch
Saturday April 12, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
MSMS Cafeteria 1st Floor

12:45pm

Utilizing Student Genius: Creating a Student Run HelpDesk
More and more school are transitioning to 1:1 environments. Learn how the creation of a student run help desk can support all stakeholders of a learning community with this transition. Explore options for structuring your program, discuss strategies for identifying and recruiting students, and walk away with ideas on how to design an innovative curriculum and project-based assessments. Learn how Burlington High School developed and maintains a highly successful student-run help desk. Students in the Help Desk program will serve on a Q & A discussion panel during this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer L. Scheffer

Jennifer L. Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist/Mobile Learning Coach, Burlington Public Schools
Jennifer L. Scheffer, M.Ed. has worked for Burlington Public Schools, a 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for Education district, for the past four years. Currently, Jennifer is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Fox Hill Elementary School. She previously worked as a Mobile Learning Coach and led the globally-recognized, student-run Burlington High School Help Desk Program for three years (2013 through 2016). Jennifer's work leading and... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Library Learning Commons 2nd Floor

12:45pm

Creating a Flipped Classroom for Better Learning
Flipping the classroom began by having students watch video lessons at home and then return to school to do their "homework" in class. We will take this concept and extend it a bit further to include other aspects of blended learning. Our discussions will include what can work and what may not work, what is comfortable for the teacher and what is not. After our initial exploration, we will work hands-on to define the structure of our courses and identify where video may fit best into the curriculum. Be sure to bring a laptop and/or a tablet.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D101 1st Floor

12:45pm

Formative Assessments 2.0
The Common Core Standards' guiding principle is to provide clear expectations of students' need to know; unfortunately, there is less clarity in how to ensure that students are prepared for these expectations. While data-driven teaching can help us ensure our students are prepared for standards, it's extremely time-consuming and difficult to do. How can teachers possibly spend time working with their students when they're overwhelmed with data?

This presentation will include:
- The importance of using formative assessment data to drive instruction.
- Best practices for formative assessments and using data to drive instruction.
- How you can transform worksheets and quizzes into highly analytical tools that produce meaning insights instead of just subjective grades?
- Overview of our formative assessment system and how it can save time.
- And most importantly: overview of using data to meets students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Modica

Jon Modica

Founder/CEO, Nutmeg Education
I’m passionate about learning, working with children, and technology; working at Nutmeg allows me to find the perfect intersection of the three. I only had a short time in the classroom, but I’m a certified elementary teacher and was fortunate enough to win an award for my work with children. I have a B.A in Child Development and a M.A. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University.


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D103 1st Floor

12:45pm

Google Forms in a 1:1 Environment for Student Assessment and Student Self-Reflection
This session will be a hands-on lesson for new users of Google Forms and how to use them in academic and specialist classrooms. Google Forms can provide powerful opportunities for assessment, data collection, parent communication, and student reflection. Learn about ways to create and use forms in your class.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ardizzoni

Michelle Ardizzoni

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools, Burlington MA
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Carolyn Gennaco

ITS, Burlington Public Schools
Carolyn Gennaco is currently working part time at Francis Wyman Elementary School after retiring in January. She has been working in technology integration for 16 years in Burlington and is passionate about learning new things. The 1:1 environment has been both challenging and an ongoing learning experience for our team.


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D203 2nd Floor

12:45pm

iPads for iPhiles and iPhobes: Differentiating PD for Technology Integration
Differentiation may be the current buzzword for it, but whatever term we use, we all know that it is no longer enough to pursue a single method of teaching and learning in today’s classrooms. Yet as soon as teachers and administrators offer Professional Development, we typically ask teachers to Sit and Get messages about the importance of avoiding Sit and Get strategies in our own classrooms! This session will explore ways to develop a differentiated PD model, one that recognizes the need to accommodate a wide range of learning styles and to support your faculty’s varying skills and experience with technology integration. At the heart of differentiated PD is the assumption that teaching and learning, and not the technology itself, must form the core of all of our continuing education programming and that meaningful technology integration requires far more than dressing up the factory model wolf in digital sheep’s clothing. Participants will leave the session with numerous practical examples of blended and differentiated PD models as well as with a wealth of suggestions about how to begin transforming PD organically and/or District-wide at home.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Werner

Jonathan Werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Bio: Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network. After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer. Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to Maine in 2005. Though he will... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D104 1st Floor

12:45pm

Learning Beyond the Classroom with Canvas
The only thing as valuable as time spent teaching is time spent learning--and Canvas is built to make the most (and more) of both for teachers, students, administrators and parents. Whether your school is implementing a 1:1 program or you’re looking for a way to connect with your students in an innovative, intuitive way, Canvas can help you transform learning.

Speakers
avatar for John DeFonzo

John DeFonzo

Regional K12 Director Northeast, Canvas by Instructure


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
PC Lab 2nd Floor

12:45pm

Notability in the Classroom
Have you ever wondered how students can use iPads in your class? In this workshop, we will investigate the Notability app and discover ways that it can be used in your classes. Notability is a note­taking app that is best used in classes where hand­written notes are taken. It can be used in a math class where students need to show work, in an English class to edit a paper, in a Science class to label diagrams. Teachers can also use Notability for formative assessments and to provide notes for absent students. Come and see all that Notability has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Hawes

Nicole Hawes

Math Teacher, Lynnfield High School
I have been teaching high school math since 2003-04. As member of the mathematics department at Lynnfield High, I have tried to take a leadership role in technology integration. In addition, I teach workshops through the Salem State Collaborative. My workshops include: Twitter for Beginners, Notability in the Classroom, Social Media for Educators and Google for Educators.


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D201 2nd Floor

12:45pm

Teaching Programming with Scratch

Would you like to help your students:
- imagine new possibilities of what they can do and create with computers?
- learn to express themselves creatively with technology?
- explore computing concepts through personally-meaningful projects?

This presentation will introduce Scratch, an easy-to-use programming environment that enables students to create interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations. As students create and share Scratch projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively -- while also learning important mathematical and computational concepts.  We will provide an overview of the Scratch development environment and build a simple, functional game that will be sure to engage your students.  


Speakers

Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
D102 1st Floor

12:45pm

What Does Good Teaching With Technology Look Like?
We all know that technology provides an amazing tool for supporting learning. However, educators and evaluators don't always understand the best ways to integrate technology into the classroom and curriculum. Teaching with technology requires an understanding of how digital resources blend with traditional resources. Join the conversation in this session to discuss what good teaching with technology looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Marcinek

Andy Marcinek

Director of Digital Learning and Technology, Groton-Dunstable Regional SD
Andy Marcinek is the Director of Digital Learning and Technology for Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and a blogger for Edutopia. Andy recently served as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Burlington High School and played a major role in launching the 1:1 iPad environment, organizing the iPad deployment professional development and leading several educational technology events in Burlington. He spent his previous seven years as a... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Villano

Dennis Villano

Director of Technology Integration, Burlington Public Schools
Dennis Villano is the Director of Technology Integration for Burlington Public Schools. Dennis serves as the district coordinator for library and educational technology resources. He has helped lead the 1:1 iPad learning program for Burlington Public Schools with the BPS EdTech Team. Burlington is currently 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. Dennis is a former library media specialist, history teacher, event planner, and professional disc jockey... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Mac Lab 2nd Floor

2:00pm

PARCC: Burlington's Extensive Field Test Experience
Burlington Public Schools will complete an extensive PARCC Field Test for students in grades 3-11 using multilpe devices and testing environments. All students in grades 3-8 will complete all sections of the field test using either iPads, Chromebooks, or desktop computers. Students in high school will also complete the ELA sections of the PARCC along with one subject of the Math assessment. 

This panel discussion will provide details about the planning, preparation, and testing of multiple technology environments for PARCC. Panelists from Burlington will discuss the devices, network infratstructure, and staff training necessary for the PARCC.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with the planning team for the Burlington PARCC Trial.  

Speakers
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Eric Conti

Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools
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Bob Cunha

Director of Technology, Town of Burlington / Burlington Public Schools
Bob is the Director of Technology for the Town of Burlington, Massachusetts. His role helps support technology for all town and school departments. Bob brings over fifteen years of experience managing and maintaining networks, servers, and end user devices. A self-proclaimed Apple enthusiast, Bob is fluent in Windows, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS operating systems. This flexible adaptability gives Bob an objective perspective when selecting the... Read More →
avatar for Josh Murphy

Josh Murphy

Director of Student Information, Burlington Public Schools
Josh is the Director of Student Information for Burlington Public Schools, an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College and a member of the EducatorU team. | | He was an integral part in Burlington High School’s 1:1 deployment and played the lead role in moving Burlington’s Student Information System to the 21st century. Last year, Josh prepared and managed PARCC’s online assessment management system during Burlington’s... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Villano

Dennis Villano

Director of Technology Integration, Burlington Public Schools
Dennis Villano is the Director of Technology Integration for Burlington Public Schools. Dennis serves as the district coordinator for library and educational technology resources. He has helped lead the 1:1 iPad learning program for Burlington Public Schools with the BPS EdTech Team. Burlington is currently 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. Dennis is a former library media specialist, history teacher, event planner, and professional disc jockey... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Learning Commons 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Boost Engagement in the Classroom
Whether you teach elementary or high school, there are several apps that you should always have in your toolkit to boost student engagement. This interactive session will give you an introduction to popular apps to assess mastery and teach content while keeping students highly engaged. Attendees will walk away with first-hand experience of these apps and ideas on how to implement them!

Speakers
avatar for Roshni Lakhi

Roshni Lakhi

Blended Learning Specialist, Highlander Institute
Roshni Lakhi is a Blended Learning Specialist at the Highlander Institute, leading the organization’s operations in New York. She is a former Teach For America corps member, during which she taught 7th and 8th grade math and was the Director of Technology Integration in Providence, RI. She is a founding member of the EdUnderground and EdTechRI initiatives, bringing the best of educational technology to educators to enhance student learning... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D103 1st Floor

2:00pm

Curating and Organizing Digital Content
Moving to digital resources can be a powerfull educational model for our students. The process takes an understanding of how to curate and organize digital materials. Teachers need tools and support for the curation, creation, and organiztaion of digital resources.

Net Texts is a system designed to allow schools to replace textbooks with customized multimedia courses viewed on tablets and mobile devices. Teachers build courses on a content management site using open educational resources as well as their own materials. Students can download and view these courses using an iPad or Android app. All the videos, handouts, slideshows, and other materials are saved to local storage on the tablet, allowing students to view content without an internet connection. Net Texts works with schools to gather and organize OER content, train teachers, and implement a 1:1 system.

Speakers
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Andrew Cunningham

Educational Consultant, Net-Texts


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mac Lab 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Elementary Project Based Learning
How teachers can share projects through Drive which include links, directions, exemplars and more. These projects can them be completed in one specific or choice medium. The fifth grade cross curricular Explorer Blog project (writing and social studies) will be shared from beginning to end. Ideas for using folders in Drive to successfully share with students and fellow teachers across the content areas will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lynch

Kim Lynch

Grade 5 teacher at Francis Wyman Elementary School. I love finding new ways to engage and empower my students to be problem solvers and motivated learners. Technology is a student passion and therefore one of my go to ideas when introducing new ideas and skills.


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D104 1st Floor

2:00pm

Flubaroo Script and Google Forms: Digital Assessments Made Easy
Explore how to create assessments using Google Forms and how to use the Flubaroo script. This Google script will grade the assessments automatically and can notify the student of a grade by e-mail. You even have the option of sending each student the answer key, along with a short personalized message displaying the student's score for each question with their incorrect answers highlighted in red. The Flubaroo script, in addition to the grading, will provide you with real-time authentic data, such as, the average assignment score, average score per question (highlighting low-scoring questions), and grade distribution graphs.

Observe the entire process and leave with enough knowledge to create your own assessment tool, assign it, grade it, and use your summary reporting of the grades to enhance and/or modify your teaching in order to improve student performance.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Lomanno

Brenda Lomanno

Technology Integration Specialist, Wilmington Public Schools
brenda.lomanno@wpsk12.com
avatar for Carol Trulli

Carol Trulli

Computer Literacy Teacher, Wilmington Public Schools
carol.trulli@wpsk12.com


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D203 2nd Floor

2:00pm

How We Are Flipping The Script
"Flipping" seems like the new educational technology buzzword of 2014, but what exactly does it mean? In this session, discover why a middle school ELA/Technology Integration teacher has fallen head over heels. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin. Learn how to use your iPad to create your own flipped lessons, and make the most out of 1:1 environments.

In this session, educators of all grade levels will learn about the concepts of flipped instruction and blended learning, and will have the knowledge necessary to begin implementing the techniques in their classroom. The session will be designed as a BYOD interactive presentation, where participants will be encouraged to download and test apps that can help them with the practice. Attendees at the novice and intermediate levels would best benefit from this session, as it will be geared towards the absolute beginner; however, more advanced tips and tricks will also be shared. Furthermore, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with the practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D201 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Lights, Camera...Create! Video Projects for Students
Creating videos is an engaging way to challenge students to share their knowledge while drawing upon a wide range of skills. Video projects require students to plan, collaborate, write, and communicate for an audience beyond the walls of their classroom. Although video projects challenge students with higher-order thinking, these projects do not require expensive equipment or significant class time. The presenter will share specific classroom project ideas and student examples that were created using completely free tools. Whether you have iPads, desktop computers or Chromebooks, there are great options for creating videos with students from elementary through high school. This fast-paced session will feature a range of video projects including: narrated slideshows, animated slideshows, newscasts, trailers created using 30 Hands (iPad App), Touchcast (iPad App & desktop version), Animoto (iPad & web-version), Wideo (web-based) and more!   

Speakers
avatar for Traci Jansen

Traci Jansen

Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Wilmington Public Schools
Traci is dedicated to teaching engaging lessons that lead to the development of complex thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration among students. In the role of Elementary Tech Integration Specialist in Wilmington, Traci helps teachers build a powerful Professional Learning Network and expand the repertoire of web-based tools that can be used in the classroom to improve the learning experiences of our students. She has been invited... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D202 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Organizing Google Apps and Digital Content for Teacher Sanity and Student Focus
As teachers begin to use web sites and other digital content in their classrooms, they often begin with a simple web site, a wikispace, a school portal or Google Apps. As the repertoire grows, these sites can get out of control. For the teacher, it can become time-consuming and difficult to manage links and file attachments, and the end result may not be the best organization for keeping students focused on their learning path. We will start the session by discussing the different options being used by the attendees, where there are problems and ideas for improvement. This will lead into hands-on activities to create eClassrooms to plan, organize and structure content that the attendees already have in Google Apps, Dropbox, web sites, wikispaces, school portals or anywhere else. Be sure to bring a laptop and/or a tablet.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D101 1st Floor

2:00pm

Teaching Robotics

Teaching robotics is a great way to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.  People of all ages are fascinated by robots moving around an environment seemingly making decisions on its own.  Robotics put academic concepts into a real-world context, which engages and motivates students to learn more.  The study of robotics allows teachers to introduce or reinforce many mathematics, science, and applied physics concepts through hands-on project based lessons.  Studies show that it is highly effective in developing problem solving, creative design, trouble-shooting, and team-work skills.


This presentation will introduce the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit.  We will cover the basics of robotics technology included with the kit including:  input sensors, output motors, microcontroller, and the software programming environment.  We will then work through one of the student activities to demonstrate how to program a robot to complete a task.   

Speakers

Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D102 1st Floor

3:15pm

#NE1to1 Closing Session
New England 1:1 Summit closing session and Grand Prize presentation.

What will you do with what you learned today?
Continue the conversations. Continue to share. Help others connect.

Please note: Grand Prize winner must be present at the closing session.

Speakers
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Andy Marcinek

Director of Digital Learning and Technology, Groton-Dunstable Regional SD
Andy Marcinek is the Director of Digital Learning and Technology for Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and a blogger for Edutopia. Andy recently served as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Burlington High School and played a major role in launching the 1:1 iPad environment, organizing the iPad deployment professional development and leading several educational technology events in Burlington. He spent his previous seven years as a... Read More →
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Dennis Villano

Director of Technology Integration, Burlington Public Schools
Dennis Villano is the Director of Technology Integration for Burlington Public Schools. Dennis serves as the district coordinator for library and educational technology resources. He has helped lead the 1:1 iPad learning program for Burlington Public Schools with the BPS EdTech Team. Burlington is currently 1:1 with iPads in grades 1-12. Dennis is a former library media specialist, history teacher, event planner, and professional disc jockey... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Library Learning Commons 2nd Floor