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Concurrent Session 2

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Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

 

Location:  201 RCC

 

Let The Games Begin 

Electrify your students with interactive games customized to any curriculum! Learn how interactive games will make learning any subject an interactive experience. Games are perfect for chapter review, test preparation, or topic reinforcement. Several created games will be explored, including games that have been aligned to specific state and district technology standards. Let the games begin!

Target Audience:  Elementary, Middle, High, K-12

Michael Kessler, Teacher Gaming Network by FTC Family of Companies

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  202 RCC

 

Nooks in Education 

Come enjoy hands on learning with our new NOOK HD devices and discover applications for your classroom.

Target Audience:  K-12, Administration

Jessica Lawrence, Barnes & Noble

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  203 RCC

 

Empowered Through Enchantment of Sound 

Do you think it is possible to increase engagement, reduce discipline problems, enhance a student's attention span and at the same time increase your energy levels at the end of the day? The answer is YES, and the magic of it all, is that it will require no work on your end.

Target Audience:  K-12

Mark Kuhn, Lightspeed Technologies, Inc.

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  204 RCC

 

Utilizing District websites to engage students and increase parental involvement      

The session will focus on how Lee County Schools is utilizing Schoolwires Centricity2 Essential web hosting and community management platform to engage and communicate with teachers, students and parents across their district. Providing them with quick easy access to critical district, school or classroom information via the registered user’s own personal custom dashboard with single sign-on access to 3rd party web based applications for greater adoption of existing technology investments.

Target Audience:  K-12

Schoolwires

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  205 RCC

 

Improving Productivity & Engagement with Gaggle 

The use of technology tools can improve productivity in the classroom, and students definitely prefer using computers and mobile devices to traditional pencil and paper. Today Gaggle is effectively being used in over half the school districts in North Carolina, come learn why.  See how Gaggle supports any subject area and any grade level with a collection of tools to improve productivity, communication, and collaboration. Explore the wide range of possibilities in this safe, monitored learning environment designed for K-12.

Target Audience:  K-12

Heather Durkac, Gaggle

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  State A Marriott

 

Play to Learn: New SMART Solutions! E177 

Come join us in the SMART Technologies Learning Lab and be amongst the first to get your hands on our new SMART Products including our new SMART Table™ 442i collaborative learning center, LightRaise™ interactive projectors - 40wi and 60wi (the world’s first fully-integrated touch enabled interactive projector), our new document camera 450 (magnified objects, video microscope, web cam, and mixed reality), our 8055i collaborative flat panel interactive display, and more! 

Target Audience:  K-12

SMART Technologies Staff, SMART

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  State B Marriott

 

Make a Difference: Transform Traditional Teaching with 21st Century Teaching & Learning Tools 

Having deployed over 8,000 iPads and iPods to students and staff, Rowan-Salisbury School System educators will share what makes a school district a model for 21st century teaching and learning. This session will showcase iOS deployment practices, innovative curriculum initiatives, and commitments to prepare students for the 21st century workplace that has resulted in the Rowan-­Salisbury School System’s Teaching in the 21st Century program receiving national recognition. The techniques and technology tools being utilized to engage students, and transforming teaching and learning will be presented.

Target Audience:  K-12

Phil Hardin, Executive Director of Technology, , Rowan-Salisbury School System

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am 

Location:  State F Marriott

 

Exploring Digital Content and the Many Ways it Supports Common Core 

Join us for a deep dive into the world of Discovery Education Streaming! In this session we will uncover assets and resources that support Common Core and make learning FUN!

Target Audience:  Elementary, Middle, High, K-12, Administration

Anna Strassner, Discovery Education

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  301A

 

Instructional Technology Evaluation Tools: LoFTI, STNA, and STNA-S 

Three technology evaluation instruments commonly used in North Carolina will be presented to participants in a hands-on session. Participants will conduct a mock classroom observation using the Looking for Technology Integration (LoFTI) instrument and discuss how observations can be used to improve the level of technology integration within a school. Additionally, sample School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) and School Technology Needs Assessment for Students STNA-S reports will be reviewed. Participants will engage in conversations about using these instruments to inform a school's direction toward meaningful technology integration.

Strand:  Program evaluation

Target Audience:  K-12, Administration      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  All platforms

Attendees: Please bring laptop or mobile device to the session. You will need to connect to the internet to access materials.

Link to presentation: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncties2013

Tricia Townsend, North Carolina State University-Friday Institute

Jennifer Maxfield, North Carolina State University-Friday Institute

Ruchi Patel, North Carolina State University-Friday Institute

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  301B

 

iPods: Using Them For More Than Games 

Scavenger hunts, reading fluency, writing activities, QR codes, project resources and so much more. That little iPod is so much more than just educational games. Learn how you can use the iPod in small groups and whole class activities to integrate technology into your lessons.

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience:  Elementary, Middle      Skill Level:   Intermediate       Platform:  Mac

Leah Robertson, Perquimans Central School

Courtney Baccus, Perquimans Central School 

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Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  302A

 

Integrating technology into specialist teaching environment 

Integrating technology into the specialist environment through both student and teacher use of iMovie, QR codes, and edmodo.  These technologies were utilized in a collaborative project which tied themes in physical education, art and literacy centered through works of art by George Bellows.  Learn creative strategies for utilizing technology through a collaborative process to engage learners in achieving outcomes in multiple settings.

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience:  Elementary, K-12, Other      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  Mac

Jessica Hook, Bugg Elementary School

Laura Benner, Bugg elementary

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  302B

 

Flipping the Classroom: A Modern Day Approach to Classroom Instruction 

Want to give your students the best classroom experience but struggle to meet the needs of all your students?  Flipping your classroom allows you to eliminate the boring lectures and engage students in more hands-on activities.  Come learn about how to start your flipped classroom, create engaging lessons involving technology, communicate your ideas to parents and students, and receive resources to help you get started.

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience:  Elementary, Middle, High, K-12, Administration      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  All platforms

Hollis Owens, Mooresville High School

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  302C

 

PE Minecraft in School and the Classroom 

With iPads and mobile devices being used in the classrooms all over the U.S. and the popularity of the game Minecraft on PC and Xbox 360, utilizing the Pocket Edition of Minecraft for students is a logical step when introducing Gamification in school. PE Minecraft does not require the download of software or purchase of a server. Game cost is nothing for the limited free version or 6.99 for the full version with savable worlds. We will show how PE Minecraft is being used with students to build, explore, create, and collaborate in a fun immersive environment

Strand:  Gaming

Target Audience:  Elementary, Middle, High, K-12, Administration      Skill Level:   Beginner       Platform:  All platforms

Trish Cloud, Torrence Creek Elementary/CMS

Donna Jessup, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  303

 

The Big6 Research Model 

The Big6 information literacy model provides a framework that helps students to complete projects and conduct research more effectively.  Adopting an established research process can provide consistency and structure that enhances learning at all levels.  Get an overview of the Big6 and learn how it can help the students in your school.

Strand:  Other

Target Audience:  K-12      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  All platforms

Dan Sparlin, NCDPI

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  304

 

50 Shades Of Twitter-What You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask 

ou are using Twitter, but are you using it to its full potential? Or have you heard about Twitter but don't really understand it? Join one of the world's top Educational Twitterers to learn his top secret tips, tricks and resources for getting the most out of Twitter.

Strand:  Professional development

Target Audience:  K-12, Administration      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  All platforms

Steven Anderson, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  305A

 

SMART Notebook Tips and Tricks to Wow Your Students 

Are you interested in learning more about the SMART Notebook software? Come learn how to insert hyperlinks to websites, add audio/video files, make basic edits, and view your lessons online. We'll also show you some cool tricks to make disappearing answer choices, hidden text revealed by ''magic'', and more!

Link to Presentation: http://ncties.rcps.info 

Strand:  Other

Target Audience:  K-12      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  PC, Mac

Angela Charboneau, Roanoke City Public Schools

Cathy Kern, Roanoke City Public Schools

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  305B

 

Project Palooza: The Sequel 

Project Palooza returns with new secondary technology projects for all content areas. Get ready for an exciting tour through collaborative/co-taught projects in English, STEM, the Arts, Humanities and more! Look out for tons of teaching ideas, new technologies used successfully with kids and teachers, and collaboration methods. Prepare yourself for connections to the Common Core, to NCEES and the new state standards for library media coordinators. With over 14,000 hits to the original http://projectpalooza.wikispaces.com don't miss out on seeing what's new at the revival of NC TIES 2011 Best Session--PROJECT PALOOZA: THE SEQUEL!

The sequel website and all presentation materials can be found at http://projectpalooza.weebly.com

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience:  High      Skill Level:   Intermediate       Platform:  PC, Mac

Kerri Brown Parker, Millbrook High School

Emma Braaten, Millbrook High School

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  306A

 

No Username Required!!! 

Does anyone have a desire to have another username and password? We are going to point out and explore ten (or maybe more) sites that you may or may not know about ... but we bet you don't know that you and students can search these sites without a username and password!

Strand:  Web 2.0

Target Audience:  K-12      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  PC

Melissa Edwards, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Evan Herreid, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  306B

 

Middle School Madness 

Looking for new lesson ideas? Join a group of middle school teachers as we present technology based activites from across the core subjects. Participants will learn about project requirements and see sample projects.  We will also explain the  hardware and software needed to create the projects.

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience:  Middle      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  Mac

Amy Shorter, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Karen Bostic, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Renee Cunningham, Rowan Salisbury Schools: Knox Middle School

Elisabeth McCrimmon, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Ashley Miller, China Grove Middle School/Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Alane Schaefer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Sherry Tarner, Rowan-Salisbury Schools

 

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  306C

 

Are you playing by the rules of the Internet? 

In gaming, are you one of those people that reads the rules, or gives trial and error your best shot?   What about the quest to find great resources for students to use online?  Do you read the rules first, or do you risk it, learn by trial and error?   The rules of students and the internet are simple, CIPA and COPPA.  Come dive deep into our best practices and suggestions to make abiding by the rules a game of skill, not chance.

Strand:  Web 2.0

Target Audience:  K-12      Skill Level:   All Levels       Platform:  All platforms

Lisa Thompson, Union County Public Schools

Casey Rimmer, Union County Public Schools

 

 

Concurrent Session  2

Thursday, March 7, 2013            9:35am-10:25am

Location:  402

 

Featured Speaker:  Kathy Schrock

iPads for Teaching and Learning

Have a single iPad in your classroom?  Have a whole cart?  This presentation will provide you with apps, hardware, software and Web sites that you can utilize for teaching with your iPad.  Ways to create, collaborate, assess, share and instruct will be showcased.  Bring your iPad to try out the suggestions or just come to investigate how the iPad can be a remarkable teaching tool!

 

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