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Session Title
Attended By
Date/Time of Session
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Developing, Designing, Delivering:The case for powerful and productive presentations
Leah Lindblom
Monday 8:30- 9:30
4
Backchannel: Let Everyone Speak
Lynee' Zajac Beck
Monday 8:30-9:30
4
What is Engagement, Really, and Where Can I Get Some ? (with Bernie Dodge)
Lynee' Zajac Beck
11:00-12:00
2
The Future of Ed Tech in the Obama Administration
Lauren Kott
11-12pm
3.5
Dissecting the 21st Century Teacher
Lynee Zajac Beck
12:30-1:30
2.5
How to Leverage Social Networking for Education
Annie Gorenstein
6/28 2-3
1
Podcasting 101:: Integrating Podcasts into your lessons
Leah Lindblom
Mon 3:30 - 4:30
4
Writing in the 21st Century
Lauren Kott
Monday 3:30-4:30

Tablet PCs in the Classroom
Lauren Kott
Monday 2-3pm
4
Take this Book at Map it!
Lauren Kott
Monday 12:30-1pm

Effective Focus Activities: Free Tools to Engage Learners of All Ages
Lynee Zajac Beck

4
Tammy's Favorite Tools
Lynee Zajac Beck

5
Tweet, Learn, Lead - http://brueckei.pbworks.com/tweet_learn_lead
Trevor McKenzie
Monday 3:30 - 4:30
2
Developing, Designing, and Delivering: The Case for Powerful and Productive Presentations Presentations: A few basic ideas on how to make your presentations more effective...Powerful Presentations
Bret Thayer
Monday 8:30-9:30
2
Games that Teach: Using Smart Lesson Activity Toolkit: 5 review games using the Smartboard...Smartboard Games
Bret Thayer
Monday
11:00-12:00
3
The iPod Touch/Phone Application Support Group for 2010 (a review of apps for the iPhone and iPad with some applications for the classroom if they have an iPhone--Leslie Fisher made a strong case for replacing lap tops with iPads!)iphone apps
Bret Thayer
Monday
12:30-1:30
4
#tweet.#learn.#lead. (For educational leaders not teachers BUT I signed up for Twitter and came away with a few ideas on how to use this and Tweetdeck in my class!)Twitter in the Classroom
Bret Thayer
Monday
3:30-4:30
4
Poster Information Sessions: Got Google? and Interactive Social Studies Classroom ...a list of Google apps that you can use in your classroom.Got Google?
Bret Thayer
Monday
2:00-4:00
2
Exhibit Hall--Turn it in.com has a newer version that promises to be easier and more flexible to use. Check out their web site atTurn it in 2
Bret Thayer
Monday
2
Project Based Learning - Birds of the same feather- too disorganized, was hoping to hear some good ideas about projects, Trevor McKenzie Monday 4-6 2



Copyright Clarity- Tuesday 11-12am-Lauren Kott5- such a relief!
Lauren Kott
Tuesday 11-12
5
Teaching Writing Effectively in the 21st Century- 12:20-1:30pm 3.5 (more like a huge advertisement for WritetoLearn software-some good links.
Lauren Kott
Tuesday 12:30-1:30
3.5
A Dose of Twitter For Every Day of the Year
Lynee Zajac Beck
12:30-1:30
2
Using Shakespeare in the Classroom- Remixing the Bard
Lauren Kott and Annie Gorenstein
2-3pm
4
Library of Congress- Teaching with Primary Sources
Lauren Kott, Bret Thayer, John Gallup, Trevor Mackenzie
3:30-4:30pm Tuesday
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Beyond Catch Phrases: Digital Age Best Practices for Real Classroom Teachers (had an interesting rubric for deciding if the technology being used is effective, or not) will scan and upload the rubric soon :)
Annie Gorenstein
12:30-1:30
3
Matching Teachers and Technology: Good Ideas and Common Mistakes (The Dos and Don'ts of creating a tech friendly environment in your school)
Annie Gorenstein
3:30-4:30
4 great presenter!
Using iPod Touch iPhone iPad for teaching and learning. Great Source for reviews of applications. www.iear.org (provides reviews of the educational relevancy of apps for iGear)
Annie Gorenstein
4:45-6:15

Twitter Goes to School: Telling Stories Through Digital Threads (Chris Bigenho's main idea was that Twitter can become an on-going story for your students that will take them places--the journey becomes the lesson kind of thing. His example was the recent Iranian Election)Twitter in the Classroom
Bret Thayer
Tuesday
11:00-12:00
2
Shift Happens: Technology Integration Decisions via Learning Activities (This was mostly theory-presented by Judith Harris of the College of William and Mary who has tracked techology in the classroom for 30 years: Technology in the classroom works best AFTER a teacher has gone through the planning stages of the lesson/unit and then turns to technology as a means for student presentations and/or evidience of learning. Technology does NOT work well when teachers force a fit of a tech tool because it's cool.)
Bret Thayer
Tuesday
12:30-1:30
3+
Goomoodleikiog. (This session talked about using Google, Moodle, Wiki, and Blog as ways to create, track, & grade assignments. Much of this is student centered and enables a student to track their own learning via the web! See their website: www.goomoodleikiog.com for examples!) They also have a short video on YouTubeGoomoodleikiog
Bret Thayer
Tuesday
2:00-3:00
5
Library of Congress and Professional Development (Over 19 million items that are digitized on the web from theLOC Professional development opportunities via "Build and Deliver" and "Self-Paced Modules" also 5k to 20k grants via Metro State CollegeTPS Regional Grant Program . Here is one lesson idea for American HistoryLincoln's Pockets . World History docs via www.wdl.org
Bret Thayer
Tuesday
3:30-4:30
4
Teaching docs National Archives Session presented the available tools at the National Archives best info came from their site at docsteach.org
John Gallup
2-3
4
10 web tools to make learning in your class even better Excellent resu=ource for web tools to help us at edtecher.net - all FREE Vidinotes, Museum box, capziles.com is timetoast on steroids. good stuff
John Gallup
11-12
4
Tammy's Free Web Tools Lots of good web tools - all FREE todaysmeet.com, jamstudio.com, blogger.combibme.org. Thtese and more available at tammyworcester..com
John Gallup
Mon 3:30 - 4:30
4
HEC TV This was an interesting presentation about interactive live tv shows linked to classrooms. If we do not have the required technology to video conference all programs can be downloaded and viewed on itunesu. Addresses all content areas
John Gallup
Mon 2-3
3
Rhetoric to Reality Good information about what our students have at their fingertips and what they can do on their own. Excample: MIT courses on line. Students could explore these ourses and come to class with a full understanding. They could take these free classes over the web and simply take the AP test and pass. Also focused on Critical thinking issues, my tought was to alter our literacy team to be more of a literacy / critical thinking team and use some critical thinking strategies like we did P.A.S and write to learn this year.
John Gallup
Mon 12;30 - 1:30
4
Interactive Nets More cool tools for our use that are all free. Introduction to Google forms, Data, Graphs. Sl;ightly more directed at the middle school level but some applications would be viable here. kansastlc.org.
John Gallup
Mon 8:30 - 9:30
3
Mapped then walked the upstairs booths in search of cool stuff. Teacherweb looked great for those willing to spend $39 a year for their own web site. NBC Learn has some great looking applications and videos for use in the classroom, they say they are currently discussing partnerships of some kind with Jeffco. PBS will allow downloads starting this fall - great resource to replace some of the DE material we are all tired of.
John Gallup
tues
3
Library of Congress Just like Brett this was a valuable meeting for SS. Professional development opportunities abound for SS and others.
John Gallup
3:30 - 4:30
4
Digital Citizenship: What we have learned
Leah Lindblom
Wed 8:30
1
Asynchronous Mastery Learning in a Hybrid Classroom
Lauren Kott, Luke Folck and Lynee Zajac - Beck
Wed 8:30
5-Lauren
Writing in the 21st Century- Focused on Blogs and WIkis in the High school classroom. Good!
Lauren Kott
Wed 10:30-11:30
4
Driving Performance at Every Level
Leah Lindblom
Wed 10:30
2
Creative Writing and Collaboration on the Wikis- No notes, not much was new information.
Lauren Kott
Wed 12:30-1:30pm
3
Blogging Basics and Beyond
Lauren Kott
Wed 2pm-3pm

An Introduction to Open Source Software and Open Source Technoogies. (Valuable information but more directed toward "systems" rather than individual use of software. One interesting thing learned is thatMIT has a series of FREE online cources which are available through "MIT open courseware". Haven't tried the link yet, not sure I am smart enough, but might be worthwile.
Clark Grose
Mon 8:30 - 9:30
3+
Deeper Learning with Web 2.0 (Very good presentation of content delivery programs (Jing, PhotoPeach, Prezi, Slideshare, Pixton) and collabrative programs (Voice Thread, Blogspot, wiki's, Wordle, etc.). Since I don't have much practical experience with many of these, I gained a lot of knowledge and will try to develop practical uses for some of these in my classes for next fall for our "share out" day in August.
Clark Grose
Mon 11:00 - 12:00
5
Recipes for Success: Hot Technologies to Spice Up Your Program. (Good information on wiki for educators, webspiration, you tube video edtor, etc. ~ you can go to http://eduscapes.com/sessions/recipes for links to all of the information presented.
Clark Grose
Tu 12:30 - 1:30
4+
Google: 25 Things You Didn't Know it Could Do. Excellent review of many of the Google Apps which we aren't aware of by Dr. Howie DeBlasi. Please go to www.drhowie.com for his updated presentation and links to what he discussd. Lots of direct applications to classroom projects which Google has developed or are in the applicationstage where they need teacher input for te application and ow it can be modified for education
Clark Grose
Wed. 10:30 - 11:30
5
Exteme Web 2.0 Mkeover: Education Edition. The most informative and useful presentation I went to, presenter was excellent (Steve Dembo - Discover Education). Lots and Lots of Web applications which will have a direct impact on how to add technology to the classroom (wallwisher, blabberize, blogs, podcasts, etc.) Awseome presentation and awseome applications. I believe that his presentation may be viewed at http://goo.gl/PvzU (I know it is a weird address but I tried the link and it works) It almost made me want to start leaching classes in July. Sorry, I will come to my senses soon:) Susie was also at this presentation and I am sure she would love to collaborate on projects with anyone using some of these applications.
Clark Grose
Wed 12:00 - 1:00
5
Oh, the Things You Can Do with Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Lynee Zajac Beck, Leah Lindblom

4
Enhancing Active Learning with Technology
Lynee Zajac Beck

4
From Consumers to Producers of Knowledge with Jeff Utecht
Lynee Zajac Beck

4
Games in Science: JASON Project
Lynee Zajac Beck

2.5
Electronic Constructivism
Lynee Zajac Beck

1
Paperless Classroom
Lynee Zajac Beck

5
Digital Portfolios: How the Side Effects Transform Schools: An introduction to using technology to create and store student work...Digital Portfolios
Bret Thayer
Wednesday
8:30-9:30
3
Autism and Learning Technologies: Pathways for Engagement and Expression: An overview of technologies available for autistic and sensory challenged learnersAutism & Learning . See also Dr. Boser's websiteAutism Technology
Bret
Thayer
Wednesday
10:30-11:30
2
Extreme Web 2.0 Makeover: A beginner's overview on using 5 free web tools in the classroom..Cool Web 2.0 Tools .
Bret
Thayer
Wednesday
12:00- 1:00
4+
Paperless Classroom for Less Than $100: An overview of a few tricks and tools to minimize paper in your classesPaperless Tricks ...See Torrence's science web page as an exampleMesa High School
Bret
Thayer
Wednesday
1:30-2:30
5
Making Text Accessible to Struggling Students- I didn't really attend this session, but got the presenters notes and posted them on this link. Some really great tools are shared.
Leah Lindblom
Didn't attend, but got the notes
5
- Smart board - quick tips on how to use the lesson activity toolkit in the smartnotebook software to create games that teach in your classroom.
Leah Lindblom
Didn't attend, but got the notes
4
Innovative Leadership, Cheryl Lemke
Leah Lindblom
Mon 11- 12
3
Cracking the Native Information Experience, David Warlick
Leah Lindblom
Mon 12:30-1:30
5
Empathy: The 21st Century Skill, Alan November
Leah Lindblom
Tues 11 - 12
5
Shift Happens: Technology Integration Decisions, Judith Harris and Mark Hofer
Leah Lindblom
Tues 12:30 - 1:30
4
Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributors, Alan November
Leah Lindblom
Tues 2 - 3
5
Cool, Random Websites found at ISTE:
Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers
21st Century Skills
Leah Lindblom


Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread:http://brueckei.pbworks.com/VoiceThread
Leah Lindblom
Didn't attend, but got the notes
4
Twitter, Twitter, Twitter
Leah Lindblom
Wed 12-1
5
21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools
Leah Lindblom
Wed 1:30 - 2:30
4
“IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE AT THE MOMENT, YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.” Will Richardson
Potential of social networking for our students. They need a map with dots and quality interactions of the world that is bigger than they are.

Susie Lackey

4
School is a very small portion of where kids learn throughout life.Ensure digital access and infrastructure: networks, devices, Application of Web 2.0, Instructional, business and technical support (blog, twitter and wiki opportunities)
Increase Accountability – triangulated, exhibitions (1 per quarter)
Student engagement: What are the levels of engagement?
Susie Lackey

4
Critical Thinking

Crap Detection 101 - Teaching students to be critical thinkers when using the web. Evaluating resources!
Huge plug for regular collaboration with the Teacher Librarian
http://critical-thinking@.iste wikispaces.net
"If I think something is valid and accurate; I need to prove it. "
Susie Lackey
Wed. 8:30 – 9:45
4
Just tab when you are in the far right cell to add another row. -LL