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Elementary Grades 3-5 [clear filter]
Saturday, November 15
 

8:30am

Best Use of Apps in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. In this session you will learn the best uses of iOS apps to integrate the 4 Cs of the Common Core. Learn how to build and sustain a culture of creative app smashers!

Speakers
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
Theater

8:30am

1 iPad 1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to integrate the 1 iPad as a teaching tool into your classroom. We will show a variety of different apps and strategies that will help keep students engaged in 21st Century learning and best meet the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Hanel

Colin Hanel

Site Based Resource Teacher, Escondido Union School District
TOSA Quantum Academy Link to session handout http://goo.gl/7dLNWU


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
340

8:30am

Classroom Management Apps That THRIVE in a Digital Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Utilize some of the BEST Classroom Management Apps that allow your students to learn & manage their behaviors in a digital learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rolf

Jennifer Rolf

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Santee School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
412

8:30am

Creating and Collaborating in the Classroom and Beyond with Google Drive
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Drive is a powerful educational tool. In this session, participants will explore ways to engage students in collaborating and creating using various applications of Google Drive including Docs, Forms, Presentation, and Draw. I will be sharing tips as well as organization within the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gilly Ryan

Gilly Ryan

Teacher, PRIDE Academy
I teach 6th graders at PRIDE Academy in Santee. I love being part of a learning enviroment where I get to witness kids learning and exploring the world around them.


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
350

8:30am

Digital Literacy: Have you read a good image lately?
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrate images to support students thinking with, about, and through photographs and political cartoons. Learn strategies to evaluate images, their messages, questioning prompts, scaffolding techniques, and quick writing to encourage students to critically assess images for deeper meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Rabin   @pamrabin

Pamela Rabin @pamrabin

Project Specialist Educational Technology, San Diego County Office of Education
I am a masters swimmer who loves ocean swimming, gardening, and traveling with my husband and family both locally and abroad. I have two daughters who practice the art form of disheveling my patience on a continuous basis--but whom I think I will keep. I have two ferocious shih-tzus... Read More →
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Renea Jaeger

STEAM Resource Teacher, SDUSD


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
331

8:30am

Digital Portfolios for Elementary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

My 2/3 students curate their work on digital portfolios to share it with an authentic audience and reflect on their growth. I have also created my own digital portfolio to share resources and connect with colleagues. Please join me for a hands-on tutorial on how to create digital portfolios.

Speakers
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Trevor Mattea

2/3 Teacher, Stevenson PACT Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
400

8:30am

Genius Hour - It's Totally Worth It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Genius Hour/20% Time/Passion Time engages students in self-directed projects but also reaches CCSS. It can incorporate the 4 Cs, informational text, writing, listening/speaking, and all subjects. Join us for tips, tales from the classroom, and samples from this valuable and rewarding experience!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Eveland

Kelly Eveland

Teacher, Sycamore Canyon School
avatar for Kristen Eveland

Kristen Eveland

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Santee School District
Teacher, Sycamore Canyon


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
500

8:30am

Graphite - a source for the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

Graphite, by Common Sense Media is a curated site for reviews of the best apps, games, and websites. Find out what Graphite has to offer and how you can be a part of this thriving community.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Curtis

Victoria Curtis

Blended & Online Learning Teacher, Vista Unified School District, CA
BOLT, Vista Unified School District/Innovation Department
avatar for Donna Markey, NBCT

Donna Markey, NBCT

Online/Blended Learning Teacher, Vista Visions Academy
Middle and High School Science Teacher, NGSS Early Implementor, Extensive experience in science curriculum development, National Board Certified (Early Adolescent Science) and Leading Edge Certified (Online Instruction),


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
511

8:30am

Hour of Code and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the Hour of Code, an initiative that introduces students to coding. Students cultivate skills involving system-based thinking, creative problem solving, art and aesthetics, writing and storytelling, and STEM. We will include some resources to go beyond the Hour of Code.

Speakers
avatar for Chia Grossmann

Chia Grossmann

Educational Technology Specialist, Escondido Union School District
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Scott Soucy

Education Techology Specialist


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
323

8:30am

How to Build a Digital Resource Team of Teachers and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss how to create a team of teachers and a team of students on a school site who specialize in technology and who help build an innovative and creative technology setting in the school.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Josephson

Kirsten Josephson

Middle School Art Teacher, Escondido Union School District
Visual Art


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
440

8:30am

Knocking it out of the Park: Redefining and Evaluating in a SAMRized Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

When stepping up to the tech plate, SAMR integration creates the perfect pitch. Previously inconceivable tasks get redefined to hit the edu-possibilities over the fence. Experience a line-up of tools, meaningful evaluation, and classroom activities you can take to your next at bat.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.
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Evan Grant

4/5 Teacher, evanmichaelgrant@gmail.com


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
330

8:30am

Lights, Camera, Cognition: Synthesizing Learning in a 1:1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Redefine learning in any curricular area with the integration of technology and storytelling while creating informative documentaries. Students write, gather, and present essential information in their own iMovie creation.

Speakers
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Norma Carter

Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher, Tierra Bonita Elementary School
I am a wife, mother of a high schooler, and teacher of fourth and fifth graders (27 years!) at Tierra Bonita Elementary School in Poway, CA. We are an Apple Distinguished School with 1:1 iPad access and strive continually to ignite a passion and curiosity for learning in our students... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
360

8:30am

Twitter Chats - Tips and tools for getting the most out of a Twitter chat.
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to participate in Twitter chats, but don't know where to begin? This session will provide tips and tools for locating and navigating Twitter chats. Participants should have a Twitter account and know how to tweet to get the full benefits of the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Restrepo

Carmen Restrepo

Principal, Cajon Valley Union School District
My passion includes technology integration, instructional design and online learning. My research focuses on the integration of mobile technologies in the educational setting. I have over 21 years educational experience in both the K-12 and higher education systems.


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
413

8:30am

22 Ways to identify a 21 Century Common Core Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Want an overview of what a tech-integrated common core classroom? This fast paced hands-on presentation is filled with some of the best ways to integrate technology into a common core classroom of any level and helps you set some things up to use next week!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
311

8:30am

Bodacious Blogging: Be excellent to yourself. Get a blog started.
Limited Capacity seats available

Blogs are flexible tools for running your class, organizing your materials, sharing your discoveries, and inspiring your students. This session will cover some key blogging skills such as, adding links and images, scheduling posts in advance, posting via email and customizing your sidebar.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
502

8:30am

iPhoneography, Photography, and the Digital Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Mobile devices have democratized photography. This sessions will include a look at tips for taking better photos on your phone, a short photo walk, a walk through several apps, and a discussion on how photography can be integrated into any classroom.

Speakers
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Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology
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Stephen

Middle School English Teacher, Anaheim Union High School District
I love living in suburbia and eating ice cream...I take pictures, too.... rushtheiceberg.com @rushtheiceberg on Twitter and Instagram


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
302

8:30am

Lego Mindstorms Stirring up Curiosity and Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Lego Mindstorms are used in classrooms to engage students in critical thinking and collaborative problem solving. Participants will have the opportunity to work in pairs and program Lego Mindstorms robots. Bring your own laptop. No prior robotics experience needed.

Speakers
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Tonya Hendrix

Science Teacher, Rio Seco
Teacher, Rio Seco
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Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
321

8:30am

The Art of Juggling Chainsaws - Google and the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will interact with Common Core Anchor Standards with a focus on standards relating to technology integration. They will investigate and co-create (with facilitator) ways in which technology, particularly Google Apps, can transform student learning while meeting the common core.

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
310

8:30am

Unleashing the Creativity of Teachers & Students with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity seats available

iBooks Author is a FREE tool that educators and students are using to create their own personalized, interactive, engaging textbooks. In this workshop you will create an iBook with text, images, video, widgets and more. If you are bringing your own MacBook please have iBooks Author installed. MacBooks will also be available for use during the workshop.

Speakers
MB

Matt Baier

Dir of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic High School
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Julie Garcia

Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
Julie Garcia has served 20 years as a math teacher and technology advocate for San Diego Unified School District implementing various technology based initiatives and instructional models while adhering to state standards. She recently served as a technology resource teacher where... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
303

9:30am

Inside A Student's Mind: Google Docs isn't enough. Let students help you learn.
Limited Capacity seats available

Students need a voice. Teachers need to encourage that voice by providing choice, opportunities, and audience. Forcing all students in to one tech container, like Google Drive, limits that voice. A HS student shares her ideas for engaging student voice through a variety of technology approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Bockert

Alex Bockert

Student
I love to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms and always encourage people to try new things. Currently my school is trying out our own online magazine, and it's super exciting!
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Director, Educational Technology
After teaching in a 1:1 program that received national attention, Laura moved on to become an Ed Tech Director for a K-8 Apple Distinguished district. Her pride is transforming a low-performing, non-tech school in to a PBL, technology integrated school that received two Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
Theater

9:30am

#YOURchat?! Leveraging Twitter for maximum PD!
Limited Capacity seats available

Create and join networks of other educators and organizations. Session leaders will explore how they began a local edchat. Discover the tools, tips and pitfalls to avoid in creating your own educational community on Twitter. Catch our beginners’ session before and expanded session after.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffani Brown

Tiffani Brown

Vice Principal, Santee School District
@SanteeSchDist, JH Teacher, SDCUE VP, Jet Setter, Google Trainer, Edtech Jedi, let's talk about Star Wars.
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Joe Kemery

Teacher, Pride Academy


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
412

9:30am

Action Research Projects Engage Students and Give Them Real World Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Conducting Action Research Projects motivates learners to identify and solve problems and comes from within; providing students with autonomy, mastery and purpose over their own learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Roberts

Stacy Roberts

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Santee School District, Cajon Park School
I am a lifelong thinker and doer. I love the out of doors, inciting small riots about debatable topics in my classroom, and books. I run for my sanity, climb to keep my edge and play with my kids to keep me young. I am passionate about writing as an art form to convey powerful... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
430

9:30am

Chrome: More than meets the eye... Tips, Tricks, Extensions & Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Unlocking the power of the chrome browser we will explore the built in tools including multiple user, incognito, omnibar, and specific apps & extensions. For each aspect of chrome we will discuss how it can be used to benefit learning in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
360

9:30am

Coding on iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

Have iPads in your classroom? Want to explore Computer Science concepts and coding with students? Learn how to to do just that with apps like: Kodable, Tynker, Hopscotch, Cargo Bot, and more. Attendees will be creating a project in Hopscotch and exploring other apps; please install apps.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Sedgwick

Vicky Sedgwick

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Vicky Sedgwick is a K-8 Technology Teacher at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in the San Fernando Valley. Vicky currently serves as a K-8 Teacher Representative on the CSTA Board of Directors and was a K-5 writer on the CSTA Standards. Vicky also helps to moderate the #csk8 Twitter... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
500

9:30am

Do you Gooru?
Limited Capacity seats available

With Gooru the best free learning materials can be found, rated, remixed, and shared. Learn how to get started with Gooru to create personalized learning and measure your students’ engagement, comprehension, and progress across the collections and quizzes you’ve assigned to them.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Murrell

Leigh Murrell

Technology Integration Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education
Leigh Murrell has her Masters in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has been an educational technology staff developer for over 8 years. She is currently a Instructional Technology Specialist at the San Diego County Office of Education. Prior to this, she... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
431

9:30am

Google Docs Common Core Smack Down!
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Docs is an easy and effective way to implement Common Core reading and writing skills into your class. This session will cover document analysis, collaborative writing, research tools, and much more. Come see how to domoinate the Common Core by using Googe Docs.

Speakers
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Josh Reyes

Social Science Teacher, West Hills High


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
351

9:30am

Google Drive for Elementary Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

My 2/3 students create, revise, and edit work with Google Drive. They write stories with classmates and correspond with parents with homework comments. I also use Google Drive to create and share resources. Please join me for a hands-on tutorial on how to start using Google Drive in your classroom.

Speakers
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Trevor Mattea

2/3 Teacher, Stevenson PACT Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
350

9:30am

Modeling real life with Math using video and other multi-media.
Limited Capacity seats available

"Meet some whole class on-line activities that will strengthen your students' number sense. Great web sites you can start using Monday.
Find out how students can begin to see the math in their surroundings. A camera, an interested teacher and some student problem solvers is all you need!"

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously... Read More →
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Ted Kirkbride

Assistant Principal, Oak Hill Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
460

9:30am

Starting a Student Broadcast Program at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from the trials and tribulations of a small district! What worked and what didn't as we rolled out the Ada Harris Student News with our 1-to-1 iPad adoption. See how to use your LMS as a hub and watch your sixth graders take off as broadcast journalists in the age of the Content Creators.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Grisafe

Mark Grisafe

EdTechTeacher, Ada Harris/ Cardiff School
Teaching and Technology!


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
440

9:30am

Think Different- iPads and Chromebooks are NOT the only way.
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in providing your students with what they need from technology, without asking if there is an "app for that?" Tired of spending hours uploading and updating your iPads? Want to use all of those educational materials you have worked on for your entire career?

Speakers
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Allen Brooks

Technology Teacher, San Elijo Middle School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
410

9:30am

Writing in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With the new Common Core Standards and the integration of technology, students are being asked to use various tools during the writing process. Come and find out how I use technology during writing to engage students and improve writing.

Speakers
avatar for Kyra Bowers

Kyra Bowers

Technology Coach, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
331

12:45pm

How Real is Real Enough? Virtual and Augmented Reality for Learning.
Limited Capacity seats available

That QuickTime movie of a volcano you've used in science class may soon start looking flat, as VR and AR make their way into the mainstream. Prepare for a wave of hype but also for a wave of genuinely engaging and effective new learning tools. We'll overview what's here and what's coming and demonstrate Oculus Rift, Google's Cardboard, ARIS, and my 1955 Viewmaster.

Speakers
avatar for Bernie Dodge

Bernie Dodge

SDSU Professor of Learning Design, SDSU
Professor of Learning Design and Technology at San Diego State University. The WebQuest guy. CEO, Co-owner at QuestGarden, Inc. Peace Corps Math Teacher, Sierra Leone.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Theater

12:45pm

#CAedchat Live
Limited Capacity seats available

Putting on a #CAedchat live for people to join and learn how Twitter chats work.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

Ed Tech, Science and CAASPP Coordinator, San Marco Unified School District
Ryan Archer, an EdTech Coordinator for San Marcos Unified, has a passion for helping teachers use technology in the classroom. As a middle and high school science teacher for 16 years, he has always worked to help students and educators experiment and ask questions. With the help... Read More →
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
430

12:45pm

#KidsCanCode - Coding to Learn
Limited Capacity seats available

Kids can code at any age and have fun! We believe the earlier the better. Come & learn why computer programming is the new digital literacy all kids should learn. You will take away some computer & iPad applications that any teacher can use with students to introduce coding & ignite their interest.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Christina Lee • #EdTech learner & supporter • Co-Founder @CoderDojoSB • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.8 • Edmodo Support Ambassador • MBUSD Edmodo Administrator • MBUSD Google Apps for Education Administrator • MBUSD LEA Secondary Coordinator... Read More →
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Jeanne Reed

Educational Technologist, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Jeanne is an enthusiastic high-energy educator who spent three years as a computer lab specialist teaching K-5 students and currently is an Educational Technologist consulting for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD). Jeanne shares a passion for comprehensive integration... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
500

12:45pm

Augment Your Writing Program with Augmented Reality!
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage your students and augment their writing using this fascinating new technology. Learn how to use moving pictures as writing prompts, and learn how student-created augmented projects blend writing with the 4 Cs and Common Core. You'll walk away with ideas your students will love!

Speakers
avatar for Katy Hammack

Katy Hammack

Curriculum Resource Teacher, PRIDE Academy
This is my 29th year teaching for the Santee School District. I am passionate about using technology in ways that will engage and motivate my students. For the past four years I have taught with 1:1 iPads and iPod Touches. This year, I am one of four curriculum resource teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
341

12:45pm

Capture It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn the tools needed to create screencasts for their students, the tools and options for posting and finally best practices for sharing.

Each will produce, record and share a short screencast.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Campo

Stacey Campo

Digital specialist
I am a teacher educator who engages the teaching and learning process through the tools of technology


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
331

12:45pm

Celebrating the Process through Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Feedback is essential to maximize learning. Create feedback opportunities using 3 methods: Using a differentiated google form for student to student and teacher to student feedback, utilizing Snagit to create annotated images or video feedback, and giving voice comments through the Kaizena app.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
360

12:45pm

Engaging Learners in Science Through Simulations and Digital Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Science lessons utilize free digital resources and simulations to support student learning through engaging inquiry based activities. These free Web based lessons from a National Science Foundation project at CSUSM will be shared and tools will be demonstrated by classroom teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Hayden

Katherine Hayden

Professor, CSU San Marcos
I work with teachers to identify interactive ways to integrate technology to support student learning. Grants include QUEST CT, CyberQUEST, iQUEST and ACT. I am currently working in the following areas: STEM, Computational Thinking, and virtual learning.
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Tonya Hendrix

Science Teacher, Rio Seco
Teacher, Rio Seco


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
450

12:45pm

Explore the Sea of Liberty with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello!
Limited Capacity seats available

Monticello’s websites for teachers contain innovative and free tools for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas. This interactive session highlights the resources available on the Monticello Classroom (classroom.monticello.org) and the Sea of Liberty websites (seaofliberty.org).

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
511

12:45pm

Getting Googly
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll cover practical ways to integrate the Google Tools that you're not (yet) using into your classroom: Google Voice, Google Draw, Advanced Search, Conditional Formatting, Docs Story Builder, YouTube Safety, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
350

12:45pm

How to Become a Google Search Ninja. . . (A lesson in the obvious?)
Limited Capacity seats available

What if I told you that I could transform your life using only the power of Google search? Give me 45 minutes to show you how to unlock the power of Google Search to transform the way you interact with information on the Internet and how to teach students to become amazing search ninjas!

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
330

12:45pm

I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for Green Screen
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how EASY it is to use Green Screen in your elementary classroom using the ipad! Examples will be provided as well time to try the ideas out during the session time. Please download the Green Screen by Do Ink app ($2.99) before the conference.

Speakers
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Jennifer Wagner

Teacher, CCM
Jennifer Wagner currently teaches at a private Christian School in Murrieta, CA working primarily with K6 students in the computer lab.   In her spare time, she hosts online projects at ProjectsByJen.com and is ALWAYS encouraging teachers to be creative, to try new ideas, and enjoy... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
904

12:45pm

Infographics: Digital storytelling for Non- fiction!
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes an infographic powerful and meaningful? How does this impact your students' learning? Explore a free resources for creating infographics. Plus, its all common-corey, and stuff. Do it Monday in ANY subject!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffani Brown

Tiffani Brown

Vice Principal, Santee School District
@SanteeSchDist, JH Teacher, SDCUE VP, Jet Setter, Google Trainer, Edtech Jedi, let's talk about Star Wars.
avatar for Gilly Ryan

Gilly Ryan

Teacher, PRIDE Academy
I teach 6th graders at PRIDE Academy in Santee. I love being part of a learning enviroment where I get to witness kids learning and exploring the world around them.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
412

12:45pm

Leadership in a Blended Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Provide insight into key areas of developing a 1:1 strategy, the leadership role of the teacher in the overall execution of the strategy. Understanding the dynamics of the students and methodology of developing a high performing team.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Director, Educational Technology
After teaching in a 1:1 program that received national attention, Laura moved on to become an Ed Tech Director for a K-8 Apple Distinguished district. Her pride is transforming a low-performing, non-tech school in to a PBL, technology integrated school that received two Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
340

12:45pm

Microsoft’s ConnectED Initiative: Our $1 Billion Investment into US Education
Learn more about Microsoft's CCSS/SBAC relevant tools and resources from our joint announcement with the White House. Experience a live demonstration of our REALLY COOL video game development, math, science and collaboration tools. Also, find out if you qualify for 5 free copies of Microsoft Office!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

Academic Account Manager, Microsoft


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
501

12:45pm

Paper-less Science!
Limited Capacity seats available

How to incorporate technology into your science classroom to use less paper with the goal of moving past using technology to simply do what we have done before and start allowing students to integrate it into their learning process.

Speakers
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Dr. Rachael Tarshes

Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Dr. Tarshes teaches 8th grade science at Mann Middle. Previous to coming to the district in 2008, she taught in Seattle, New York City, and China. She has her EdD in Instructional Leadership and is a NBST.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
460

12:45pm

Productive, Purposeful Programming: The Hows and Whys of Student Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore tools and techniques for student programming. Students awill be empowered to create games, stories and animations. They use problem-solving skills and can express themselves in new ways.

Speakers
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Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
461

12:45pm

The Google Classroom of the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

For any Google Apps school district, Google Classroom is the new must have tool. Classroom allows teachers to share and collect assignments. This session will go through the workflow of Classroom and provide resources for teachers wanting to use this exciting new tool with their students.

Speakers
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Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
351

12:45pm

Time To Play...With The PSA (Public Service Announcements)
Limited Capacity seats available

Public Service Announcements are the perfect way to get your students to use their critical thinking skills while they dive into pertinent information and explore a meaningful call to action. This persuasive video can be created for any core subject.

Speakers
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Tamara Whitney

Media Arts Teacher, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
410

12:45pm

Creating Audio Books to Support Readers In/Out of Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating audio books through Garage Band and iMovie can give your students the support at home they would receive in class. Learn how to record on Garageband, mix background music & pictures on iMovie, and publish your track to YouTube. Lastly, we'll create a playlist of the chapters of your book.

Speakers
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Chris Garcia

6th Grade Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I'm Chris Garcia and I'm honored to be teaching some of the brightest and most creative minds (I'll always say that about my classes) in Chula Vista. I love everything about the 21st century, from collaborating, digital literacy, to every tech gadget that exists. More important... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
502

12:45pm

Infographics: Research Projects Students won't Dread
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about using infographics in your classroom or technology lab. Assign rigorous research projects that inspire critical thinking, creative communication, and opportunities for collaboration.

Help students to create a solid digital portfolio.

Speakers
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Janice Gilmore-See

District Librarian


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
510

12:45pm

Integrating Technology Into the Common Core Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is all over the Common Core! This session will cover an introduction to the ELA and Literacy CCSS K-12 standards. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore FREE resources hands-on and will walk away with a completed project that demonstrates their learning.

Speakers
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Krystle Miller

Educational Technology Specialist, Escondido Union School District
Krystle Miller is a National Board Certified teacher with a MA in Teaching. She works as an Educational Technology Specialist focusing on the Common Core State Standards, STEM, professional development, and integrating technology for her K-8 district. She also worked as a Technology... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
310

12:45pm

Interactive Stories, Games, and Animations using Scratch
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your first animation in 10 minutes and explore how Scratch makes it fun and engaging for students to work with open-ended problem solving activities. No programming experience? No problem! The workshop will share many resources available for educators and students.

Speakers
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Youwen Ouyang

Professor of Computer science, CSU San Marcos


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
301

12:45pm

Now you can build iTunes U courses on your iPad!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create your own iTunes U course with an iPad. We will explore the wide variety of resource types avaialble and discuss best practices for course creation. We will also exampine best practices as well as tips and tricks. This is a hands on session. iPads available for use during the workshop.

Speakers
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Matt Baier

Dir of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
303

1:45pm

Google Certified Teacher Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Local Google Certified Teachers will share the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly Things. Thse fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire.

Moderators
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Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Theater

1:45pm

Adventures in Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

What is this new technology? What does it look like in the classroom? How can your students create with it? Join us to see examples of Augmented Reality and walk away with ideas you can implement with students on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Eveland

Kelly Eveland

Teacher, Sycamore Canyon School
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Katy Hammack

Curriculum Resource Teacher, PRIDE Academy
This is my 29th year teaching for the Santee School District. I am passionate about using technology in ways that will engage and motivate my students. For the past four years I have taught with 1:1 iPads and iPod Touches. This year, I am one of four curriculum resource teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
341

1:45pm

Beyond the Newsletter - Practical Ways to Strengthen School-Home Communication Using Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how teachers and administrators can use technology to go beyond the paper newsletter to engage families and provide parents and students a 24/7 window into the classroom and school. Acquire practical ideas you can use on Monday!

Speakers
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Brent Coley

Principal, Alta Murrieta Elementary School
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He has a passion for... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
410

1:45pm

Digital Photography for Elementary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

My 2/3 students document school experiences with a digital camera to share them online. I also use several free or inexpensive apps to create artwork my classroom. Please join me for a hands-on tutorial on how to start using a classroom camera, share pictures and videos, and use related apps.

Speakers
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Trevor Mattea

2/3 Teacher, Stevenson PACT Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
512

1:45pm

Fall into the Maker Movement: Supporting Teachers in the Process
Limited Capacity seats available

The Maker Movement allows students to walk away with tools connected to their content and valuable for use outside the classroom. Participants will engage in a meaningful dialogue about supporting teachers in the process of developing/implementing this project-based teaching style.

Speakers
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Lisa Dabbs

Consultant, Teaching with Soul
At Teaching with Soul, I share my passion to support new & pre-service teachers. I served as a Federal Project Director for 5 years and Elementary Principal for 14 years in LA County. I'm a Resident Blogger and Social Media Marketing Support for Edutopia,org. I'm also a Corwin Press... Read More →
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Nicol Howard

Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Nicol Howard, PhD is a dynamic, passionate educator, who has taught at the high school level (9th – 12th grades and Special Education) in the Compton Unified School District and grades K through 4 in the Corona-Norco Unified District and the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
500

1:45pm

If a Picture is worth 1,000 words a Simulation is worth 1,000,000!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Sweetwater UHSD adopted Gizmos for all Middle School students to supplement NGSS programs using their iPads in a 1:1 initiative. Gizmos help students develop deep conceptual understanding. SUHSD teachers are using Gizmo simulations and iPads to tools integrate “wet” labs and digital simulations.

Speakers
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Melanie Brown

Science Curriculum Specialist, Sweetwater School District
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Eileen Salsman

ExploreLearning
I represent two award winning products Gizmos - highly interactive online simulations in math and science - aligned to Common Core and NGSS, and Reflex the Brain based Math Fact Fluency program. We have teacher grants available until Feb 7. Apply by following the link below: http... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
450

1:45pm

Microsoft’s ConnectED Initiative: Our $1 Billion Investment into US Education
Learn more about Microsoft's CCSS/SBAC relevant tools and resources from our joint announcement with the White House. Experience a live demonstration of our REALLY COOL video game development, math, science and collaboration tools. Also, find out if you qualify for 5 free copies of Microsoft Office!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

Academic Account Manager, Microsoft


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
440

1:45pm

Mobilize Classroom Content with Roovy
Limited Capacity seats available

See how classroom teachers are saving time using Roovy to review student digital media assignments. Roovy is a new way to share all types of content - Google docs, photos, video, PowerPoint, Word and more - within a protected school community. 

Speakers
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Barak Smith

Photography Teacher, Escondido Union High School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
501

1:45pm

Tech Tools 4U: Google Classroom Preview
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on introducing participants to the functionality and teacher/student interface of Google Classroom as a communication, content delivery, and content creation platform.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hotchkiss

Joseph Hotchkiss

Systems Applications Engineer, King-Chavez Public Schools
I am a member of the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools' Technology Department. Even though I am a capable computer technician, my bread and butter is programming. Specifically, Google Apps Script. Have you heard of Flubaroo? No, I didn't make it, but I do make tools similar and... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Salazar

Carlos Salazar

Educational Technology Specialist, King-Chavez Public Schools
I'm the Educational Technology Specialist or 'Tech Coach' for King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools. I have been working in the technology field of education for 2 year, and prior to this I was in the classroom teaching Algebra with a Technology emphasis. My teaching and edtech experience... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
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