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Thursday, March 19
 

9:00am

Apple Leadership and Learning Event
Engage in the start of a discussion about what’s working in education, what’s possible, and new strategies for personalizing learning. Hear from a panel of visionary leaders who are leveraging mobile technology to transform teaching and learning in their districts. Ask questions and share ideas for creating a learning environment where all students can excel. The Apple Leadership and Learning Event is intended for district curriculum directors, associate superintendents of curriculum, and principals who want to explore how digital content is changing the education landscape.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

21st Century Note-Taking
The digital focused-note creates a living document with which students interact. Participants will be able to implement an important teaching strategy and use the digital tools in their classroom that meets the demands of our 21st Century digital age. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

30 Free Microsoft Tools in 60 Minutes
Come for a whirlwind ride through 30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a problem-based learning environment.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

50 of My Favorite Apps
Need some new app ideas for your K-6 classroom? These apps have been tested in classrooms all over the world! Come and see my 50 favorites and share some of yours, too!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Blogging Across the Curriculum: Inspire Student Voice, Address Common Core
Help students practice writing, reflection, find their voices, explore/share personal interests, learn information literacy, technology, and digital citizenship skills, and connect with a global community - all through blogging.
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate about books, information literacy, digital citizenship, and the role of technology in enhancing life-long learning and engaging students.


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Choose Your Own Web Tool Adventure
Modern Technology Has Changed Teaching FOREVER! “Choose Your Own Adventure” as we explore how to increase student engagement by using cutting edge, web-based tools. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Common Core = Technology Integration

Gone are the days of teaching a "technology lesson" a few times a year, as the Common Core State Standards have technology integration and digital literacy skills embedded in standards starting in Kindergarten. Come dig into the standards and discuss the need for cultural change towards technology integration into all curriculum areas.


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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Common Core Performance Tasks... and Zombies
This presentation focuses on engaging all learners in a cross-curricular performance task for 8th graders using technology to research and write about an imaginary trip culminating in the Zombie Apocalypse.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Connect and Collaborate with Edmodo
Come and see why Edmodo, a safe and secure social media tool for education, has connected over 30,000,000 people globally. You will learn the basics of Edmodo and how it can enhance your classroom connectivity and dynamic.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Create Your Own Interactive Learning Materials with iBooks Author
Description: Stop searching for just the right resource. Make it! Teachers and students can create interactive books for the Mac and iPad to reach learning goals and communicate ideas. Come see possibilities and experience iBooks Author.Updated Speaker
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Don’t Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
The story of how San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod on iPads. Sample lessons will be demonstrated. iPads with Nearpod app highly recommended.
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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Empower Students with Industry Certification
Discuss how the combination of learning (curriculum, courseware, textbooks, e-learning), practice tests, and certifications from companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk, can be effectively implemented to prepare students with a successful pathway to career and college readiness.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

From Common Chore to Common Core: Repurposing iPad Apps to Engage ALL Learners
This session will discuss how iPad apps and other technology can be repurposed in order to help meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. A variety of technology tools and apps will be discussed and interactively demonstrated. This session will benefit educators of both general and special education students, in all age groups.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Going Digital! Google Forms for School Administrators
As a school administrator, your list of tasks is endless. Digitize it! Leverage the power of Google to transform your intervention/discipline logs, registration records, classroom observation forms, and more. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Google Forms: May the Forms be With You
Take your Google Forms to the next level. Create Google Forms to use for quizzes, surveys, rubrics, and assignment dropboxes. Create quizzes in Google Forms, then use Flubaroo to autograde and provide student feedback. Take control of student Docs sharing nightmares and tracking assignments with Forms dropboxes. Create self-grading rubrics, use data validation and branch logic, and much, much more (Best on a laptop). Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Immerse Learners with Augmented Reality
Make lessons jump off the page…LITERALLY! Wow students with immediately engaging experiential learning opportunities. Harness the power of augmented reality to immerse learners into the content. Learning has never been so much fun!
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

science teacher and ed tech instigator, notre dame h.s.
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 22 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. Her goal is to provide support and encouragement to her school community as they work to integrate technology in meaningful ways, creating a learning environment that engages and... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

iPad Content Creation Awesomeness
iPads are not $500 worksheet generators! Come have fun, as we explore apps that enable you and your students to create content that demands critical analysis and synthesis of learning.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Certifications include Online and Blended Teacher, Digital Educator, Administrator, and Professional Learning Leader.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Online Broadcasting and Your School News Team in Today’s Digital Learning Environment
A showcase and presentation of best practices for implementing a daily, school-wide news program that is designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century Classroom, character education and school information.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

OT for ATs & Teachers-A Glimpse Through the Therapist's Lens
Learn to consider underlying motor capabilities in your decisions about accommodations, strategies & technology for your struggling students from the perspective of an Occupational Therapist. How Motor, Perceptual & Sensory Processing Abilities Affect a Student’s Academic Performance & Potential for Greater Success with Technology.
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avatar for Greta Binkley

Greta Binkley

I am an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist. I have worked in schools in both capacities for many years, most recently as an Independent Contractor. Please talk to me about setting kids up for success. :-)


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Scratch Crash Course
So, you’re ready to start, but a little scared of the “easy to use” Scratch? We’ll create a game in one hour that hits all the basics and is fun to play! Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

Instr Technology Coord, Anaheim City SD
@CoryRobertson | ___________________________________________ | Instructional Technology Coordinator | Anaheim City School District | ___________________________________________ | Director of Technology | ACSA Region 17


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

SMARTer Makerspaces & Learning Commons
There are a lot of conversations happening in education around how to facilitate collaboration as a core skill and the benefits of a collaborative
studio space for creative endeavors. Looking for student centered approach to teaching and learning? Interested in learning how to make the most of your existing technologies while seamlessly integrating individual devices in your classroom? This interactive session will demonstrate how to create and sustain innovative learning environments that inspire the 4 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking in your classroom. Product Spotlight includes: SMART Kapp, SMART’s newest collaborative board that functions without a projector and SMART amp collaborative software.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

The Connected Classroom: Hangouts On-Air & Virtual Field Trips
This workshop addresses the educational benefits of maintaining a connected classroom by participating in virtual field trips via Google+ Hangouts On-air. We will practice how to access virtual field trip opportunities within Google+ Communities, prepare you and your students for upcoming events using tools like the Google+ Q&A app, and apply practical activities that support and encourage student engagement before, during, and after the virtual field trip experience.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Top 10 Questions Educators Must Ask BEFORE Launching 1:1 Programs
One-to-One Computing can be great boosts for learning or dismal failures for districts. We will examine the critical elements for leading and implementing successful, sustainable 1:1 programs in K-12 classrooms
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Transform Science Learning with PASCO’s Latest Hands-On Technologies.
Explore PASCO Scientific’s award-winning science learning environment, offering hands-on, inquiry-based science labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science. Integrating the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software, PASCO solutions are easy to use, cost-effective, and work on your devices: iPad, Chromebook, Android tablets, computers, and netbooks.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Use Augmented Reality to Differentiate Instruction
Heard of Augmented Reality (AR)? Work with Special Needs students? Want to create dynamic, out of this world learning experiences? Come and learn how Augmented Reality can bring education to life for Special Needs students.
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Jennifer Park

Assistive Technology/Program Specialist, West San Gabriel Valley SELPA
I am passionate about finding the right technology to assist special needs students to access the curriculum and communicate in the school environment.


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Using Notability with Google Drive to Monitor Close Reading
Notability is an annotation app that allows students to import documents to annotate and then turn in via Google Drive. Students take notes or write short answers to be turned in digitally.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Your Online Class is Ready to Start: Did You Do it Right?
Your online class is almost set to begin. How do you get your students going in the right direction? Attendees will acquire a list of Web 2.0 Tools they can use to design effective Icebreakers to get the online class started.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA