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Saturday, November 15
 

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

Best Practices for Designing and Leading Online Class Discussions
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore ways to engage students, enhance learning & improve online discussions so everyone’s involved & interacting. Best practices from the audience will be shared—ice breakers, strategies for developing critical thinkers, fun ways to keep students excited about participating!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Henne

Andrea Henne

Assistant Professor, DeVry University
Higher Education Leadership, Educational Technology, Distance Learning


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
431

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

Using Edmodo and Subtext to foster critical thinking about text.
Limited Capacity seats available

Edmodo and the Subtext app within this platform is becoming a powerful set of tools to encourage students to think critically and creatively about text; allowing them to analyze articles provided by the teacher and choose articles to add to their own library and share with their peers.

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 8:30am - 9:15am
430

8:30am

What Does Student-Centered Learning Look Like?
Limited Capacity seats available

In a student-centered class, the teacher’s role is more that of facilitator than instructor. Students are active learners & problem-solvers who look to & learn from each other. We’ll look at activities that students can engage in independently or in groups to build both autonomy & collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Browne

Courtney Browne

Principal, SDUSD
avatar for Laurel Rice

Laurel Rice

Ed Tech Resource Teacher, SDUSD


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
410

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

Dynamic Math, Google Apps (and other Free Stuff)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show multiple ways of how to incorporate technology in the classroom for the four main representations of math (verbal, numerical, graphical, and algebraic). Tech will include Desmos, Geogebra, Google Docs/Sheets/Draw, gMath Add-on, and possibly more.

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

Tech TOSA, Perris Union High School District
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
300

8:30am

Evernote: Shoot, Share, Store, Speak & Snip Stuff You Can't with Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Need something that can read handwriting, capture pictures, clip websites, record & dictate audio, keep attachments, search it all and even share publicly or privately?

Evernote can!

Learn how to capture, organize and find your stuff. Bring laptop, smartphone/tablet & clutter to eliminate.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Norris

Matt Norris

Teacher & Tech Coordinator, West Hills HS


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
501

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

Animations with Animoto and Voki
Limited Capacity seats available

See examples of how Animoto and Voki can be used to TEACH concepts and how students can PRESENT their knowledge and ideas. Get tips and tricks in creating effective animations and be ready to create your own!

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 9:30am - 10:15am
512

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

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 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

Increase motivation and engagement by gamifying your curriculum.
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn why a growing number of educators are turning to a free WordPress plugin to re-energize their learning environments. Created by high school students over the past three years, Game On 2.0 is the tool many educators have been wishing for. To learn more, see http://bit.ly/GameOn20

Speakers
avatar for Mike Skocko

Mike Skocko

Teacher, Valhalla High School
If Mike were smart, he'd stick to the facts. Valhalla High School Teacher of the Year. GUHSD Innovator. Adobe Education Leader. Classroom of the Future Inspire Award. Adobe Systems Global Impact Award. The problem is, Mike would rather be honest. He adamantly believes that most teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
450

9:30am

More Pretty, Less Boring - How to Fix Bad Slideshows
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, administrators, and organizers, it's our role to relay information efficiently to groups.

So why does it always look so bad?

We’ll discuss common Presentation mistakes and discuss steps to Pretty Presentations that you can implement tomorrow.

We won't judge; we're here to improve.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
511

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

Using Social Media to Support Teacher Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about how to incorporate social media in PD to enhance engagement. Discuss the pros and cons of social media in learning settings, as well as perspectives on repurposing social cyberspaces for academic activities.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Dabbs

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 →
avatar for Nicol Howard

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 9:30am - 10:15am
413

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

Chromando Training Part Deux: More Chrome Apps & Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

Unleash the power of Google Chrome with Chrome Apps and Extensions. Block any ad, improve searches, clear browser history, customize YouTube videos, share desktop screens, create screencasts, create QR codes, save items to Google Drive, leave voice comments on student work, and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
400

12:45pm

Cool Tools: What Students Can Actually Do in a 1:1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session will share different tools that can be used in a 1:1 classroom, including a variety of student work samples. Tools are not subject-specific, but the samples shown are from 10-12 Social Studies classes. Some of the tools are iOs-based, but there are also platform-agnostic tools.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Padgett

Melissa Padgett

Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
323

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
avatar for Dr. Rachael Tarshes

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

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

Three Great Add-ons for GAFE
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Google Apps with students has gotten much easier since the introduction of Add-ons. I’ll share with you three Add-ons (Doctopus, Flubaroo, and gMath) that are easy to use, popular with students and teachers, and greatly increase the utility of Google Docs.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley USD
I was a high school science teacher, then a ToSA for Technology and Learning, and now work as Instructional Technology Coordinator in Saddleback Valley USD. I am also an organizer of EdCamp San Diego and a board member of San Diego CUE. I have presented at CUE National, Fall CUE... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
431

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
avatar for Krystle Miller

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

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

12:45pm

Video Production Starting with the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

This session gives an overview of the video production process via the abilities of the iPad. With an iPad you can shoot, edit, add special effects, and publish a finished video. You can also use only it a camera, export a rough cut, then edit on a fuller capacity computer.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Mattox

Todd Mattox

Educational Technology Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment
Educational Technology Specialist, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
302

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
avatar for Brent Coley

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

Classroom Management in the 1:1 Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers with 3 years experience teaching in a 1:1 classroom share insight, tips and strategies for managing student behavior with devices.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Garcia

Kathy Garcia

Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School
Director of Educational Technology and ASL teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017.
avatar for Melissa Padgett

Melissa Padgett

Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
330

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
avatar for Eileen Salsman

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

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
400