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Daily Schedule - Friday, April 21, 2017


8:30-9:30 General Session

Title:Computer Science for All: America's Untapped Opportunity
Description:Software and computers are everywhere, revolutionizing every field around us. But the majority of schools don't teach computer science. Code.org believes every student should have the opportunity to shape the 21st-century and wants to turn this problem around. Code.org has already helped over 100 million students try computer science for the first time with one Hour of Code, partnered with 120+ school districts to bring courses to schools, released a free online learning platform with 10% of students in K-8 US schools enrolled. We've helped change policy in over 20 states to better support computer science. This is just the beginning of a bold vision to bring this foundational field to every K-12 public school by 2020.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Grand Ballroom (Ballrooms A-C)
Time:Friday 4/21 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30-10:15 Vendor Break


10:15-11:00 Session 1

Title:Opportunity for Question and Answer to Follow up Keynote
Description:This session is your chance to ask Hadi Partovi questions as a follow up to the keynote "Computer Science for All: America's Untapped Opportunity."
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Digital Workspaces with GAFE: HyperDocs & Interactive Digital Notebooks
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:A traditional perspective and approach towards the core Google Apps for Education tools of Google Docs and Google Slides is to have students create content by writing papers and creating presentations. However, there is immense potential in both of these tools to create rich, inquiry focused and student-centric working environments by simply changing the perspective on the role of the tool. By moving beyond simply digitizing work and replacing paper with Google Apps for Education, the kind of work students can create and the method by which they explore ideas can move beyond linear text in a digital form. This session will explore the potential to transform Google Docs into a dynamic student work environment through the combination of text, images, video, linked collaborative work-spaces and digital organization. Further, we will explore the capacity to transform Google Slides into a student digital workspace and notebook that includes pre-populated instructional content, independent and collaborative workspaces that provide structure for students while exploring content within their Digital Notebook. Attendees in this session will walk away with a creative approach to leveraging the two core Google Apps for Education tools (Docs and Slides) as well as concrete examples and two digital templates to begin the process of integrating these ideas into their classroom or school.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Active Learning Classrooms
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.steelcaseeducation.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:HOW CAN WE SUPPORT THE WHOLE LEARNER – COGNITIVELY, EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SOCIALLY? Insights from Steelcase Education research show immense opportunity to rethink how we ready students--while supporting their diverse backgrounds, skills, hopes and dreams. Join us to explore how a connected system of active learning spaces can contribute to a high-impact student success strategy.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:No Locks? No Box? No Problem! Go Digital with Breakout EDUBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/a/milfordpublicschools.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSWaPOMNcS0sLVscRlO0MiZy2nUvSXowc8l21e2SMvVPjncQ/viewform
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, All Levels
Description:Learn how to build your own, free Digital Breakout games around your content area using simple Google Forms formatting and other tech tools. Participate in an immersive, content driven digital breakout and experience how and why breakouts are awesome at teaching communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Whether you're new to breakout or a veteran, walk away with clues and tech ideas immediately applicable to any classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:What's Your UX?
Strand:Administrative/planning, Conversation, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Every school has a UX (User eXperience), have you thought about yours? Though often hidden from school leaders, UX impacts school improvement, student learning, community support, and the ability to find and retain staff. What does it "feel" like to be a student, teacher, parent, or patron in your district? Join me as we learn from each other and explore how UX affects everything we do in our schools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:GEG Great Plains Demo Slam
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Join Mickie and Otis, moderators of the Google Educators Group Great Plains, for a Demo Slam. Who's got what it takes to make the audience ooooh and aaaah over the coolest, Googliest thing they can find?! Scores will be kept. A winner will be crowned.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Google ExpeditionsBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, & outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked VR content & supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. Trips are collections of VR panoramas--360° panoramas & 3D images--annotated with details, points of interest, & questions that make them easy to integrate into existing curriculum.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:App-Smashingly Great Instructional VideosBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Distance/online Learning, Video Editing
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Strong video content can be an integral piece in the personalization of learning. However, students not utilizing resources can limit the power technology has to transform education. In this session, learn best practices for creating your own video content. Acquire tips on green screen, scripts, video production, and editing. We will play and create supplemental clips using a variety of apps. Let's leverage video to empower student autonomy and efficacy!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:MDM, School Manager, Curriculum and Assessment? LEARNING
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.jamf.com
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, All Levels
Description:The digital learning environment can be personalized for all students and requires vision that extends beyond providing a device. With Jamf Pro potential for learning on an iPad can be agile to meet students’ dynamics needs as they grow as a learner. In this session, you will learn how Jamf Pro, combined with Apple’s ecosystem, provides the support structure for educational leaders in fostering change in teaching and learning practices.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Coding in Middle School: Closing the Diversity Gap in Computer ScienceBYOD Session
Strand:Computer Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/coding810
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:According to a 2016 Gallup study, in collaboration with Google, girls and minorities continue to be underrepresented in Computer Science. This session will spotlight the creation and implementation of a new coding course for 7th and 8th graders in a diverse, high poverty school population.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Bridging the Gap - Technology for Special Education
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How do we leverage the power of technology to help our learners? How can technology enable our students to be better self-advocates? Join us for a discussion of how technology enhances special education and the struggles along the way.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Digital Signage on a Shoe String Budget Using RiseVision
Strand:Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Digital signage is one more avenue to get our story out, but often time and budget restrictions are limiting factors. In this session we will go through setting up digital signage using RiseVision and some tips and tricks to keep it going without being a black hole to your time or budget.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Breaking in to Nebraska History
Strand:Library Media, Social Studies
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://sites.google.com/a/blairschools.org/nebraska-breakout/
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:This session will showcase a digital/physical Breakout for 4th grade students focusing on Nebraska history. Using digital resources, print books, web sites, and more, the students will solve puzzles about Nebraska History to break into their treasure with a Nebraska themed prize. The school librarian and 4th grade social studies teachers collaborated to create this activity.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:iOS 10 in Education
Description:Find out what’s new for schools in iOS 10, which makes it even easier to get devices in the hands of your students. See how Shared iPad provides a personal learning experience for students using shared devices. Learn how the Classroom app helps teachers guide student learning and manage iPad in the classroom. See how Apple School Manager, a single destination for technology admins, can simplify and streamline deployment. And, learn about Managed Apple IDs, a new type of account designed especially for schools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Let's Duke It Out--Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office
Strand:Administrative/planning, Business, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Who will win the battle--Google Apps or Microsoft Office? Both platforms have advantages for education and business use. Are the Google Apps features and capabilities a match for Microsoft Office? Come and explore the pros and cons of each and why and when to use one over the other.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Implementing and Evaluating a K-12 1:1 Initiative: 3 Perspectives
Strand:1:1, Administrative/planning, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Once you've decided to go 1:1, it's just the beginning. Come hear from a Superintendent, School Board Member and an Instructional Technology Coordinator one district's journey to 1:1 learning K-12. We will share our philosophy behind technology use, why we moved to K-12, our evaluation process and its results.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Math in the Cloud: Using Online Tools to Improve Math InstructionBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Distance/online Learning, Math
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://wp.lps.org/tahlsch/neta-spring-conference/
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:As more and more tools become available, a paperless math classroom is becoming more of a reality. In this session come learn about a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and tools that are readily available to increase participation, engagement, learning, and to raise the ceiling for student achievement. In this BYOD session participants will play the role of student and experience some online methods applicable to any 6-12 classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:#MacGyverLibrianship: The Art of Doing More with Less
Description:No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer LaGarde for this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids! *Mullet optional (but highly recommended).
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15-12:00 Session 2

Title:Everyone Can Code
Description:Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a free app for iPad for first-time coders with a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive, and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also learn about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Google Gems to Support Reading, Writing, & Inquiry
Description:Explore little known Google resources and tools to support literacy in the classroom. Fast-paced and a promise to make your brain explode with resources, apps, and extensions that will have your kids reading, writing, and wondering! This session is geared towards educators at the MS or HS level, but applicable across disciplines!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Add an Adobe Spark to Your Primary Classroom
Strand:Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Add a spark to your classroom this year with these two apps from Adobe. Adobe Spark Post creates beautiful images ready to post to your favorite social media place. Adobe Spark Video combines icons, images, text and most importantly your student's voice to create polished videos effortlessly. Come see classroom examples of these two apps in action and stick around while I share a few teacher tips for you.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Adventures in Coding
Strand:Computer Science, Google Spotlight
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:We would love to share with you the resources we use for our weekly after school coding club with over fifty 5th-8th grade students. We try to provide students with choices and challenges to grow their computational thinking skills while having fun. We currently have students using code.org, Google's CS-First to learn Scratch, and Khan Academy to learn JavaScript. We will also share organization and communication tips to get started.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Apps, Tips, & Tricks to Build Student Literacy in the Primary Classroom
Strand:Language Arts, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:I will be presenting on some of the apps that we are using in our kindergarten classroom to improve our students literacy. I will be sharing my knowledge of literacy based apps and their place in the primary classroom. I can't wait to share ways to promote active participation, grow vocabulary, and improve comprehension in the youngest readers.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Coding for Primary
Strand:Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Coding and computer science continue to grow in popularity around the world. Code.org uses a visual programming language called Blockly to introduce programming. Come and see how the Omaha Virtual School uses Code.org with Kindergarten-5th grade. We will share our experiences and give you activities you can use in your classrooms tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Coding in Middle School
Strand:1:1, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Coding is all around us. Learn how the Omaha Virtual School has implemented coding through the use of Microsoft's Touch Develop application and Creative Coding Through Games and Apps Course. See how students are engaged in viewing, editing, and writing code in programs and applications, as well as creating their own games and apps.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Coding of Robots and Drones, Oh My!
Strand:1:1, Computer Science, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Bring your courage, heart, and brain--Come learn about CODING and how to INTEGRATE it into your classroom! We will showcase Sphero, Ollie, Jumping Sumo, and Parrot drones. There will be students demonstrating the apps and the many different projects they have completed during their Genius Hour time. Follow the yellow brick road to learn more about these amazing coding activities for ANY classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Coding Robots - A High School & Elementary Collaboration
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:My computer science classes learned how to program the Make Wonder Dash robots. We developed lessons for elementary students and partnered with local schools to bring these lessons to those students. These are our results.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Community Outreach with Pokemon Go!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:In this presentation, I will demonstrate how Sidney Public Schools is using Pokemon Go to get kids active at home, spend quality time with their parents, and become Pokemon Masters! Using Facebook, school morning shows, and Pokemon Go, we have created an online community outside of school that parents, teachers, and students can connect with.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:If You Build It, They Will Come!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Industrial Technology, Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:We built it and the they came! MakerSpace inspires students to make, produce, solve, create, collaborate and think outside the shelves of our library. It is a way for us to uncover the students talents, needs and interests. See how we transformed our libraries into a MakerSpace. We will share our research, funding, ideas, and organization. Come and have a hands on experience with our MakerSpace.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:iLearn, iThink, iGrow, iCode
Strand:1:1, Computer Science, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Providing teachers with knowledge and resources to enhance their classroom through coding. We will equip teachers with resources to develop problem solving, creativity, and hands on interaction with their students to create the next generation in diversity of creators.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Terrie Brown Bellevue Public Schools - Fairview Elementary
  • Co-Presenter: Stephanie Toelle Bellevue Public Schools - Fairview Elementary
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Implementing iPads in the Early Elementary
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:I will be giving a list of tools educators can use in their classroom as independent or whole group learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:K-1 Quick and Easy Tools to Use with Little Ones
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:I will show different technologies and apps that work in primary classrooms and give assistance in creation of worksheets using Google slides and Powerpoint.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:K-6 Coding Conundrums
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Take a walk with us through our adventure of starting a coding club. Learn from our trials and take away a plan to start your own coding club. Open discussion and networking.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Kinder Coding
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:See how I have utilized various technology tools to get my Kindergarteners excited about coding and have improved our problem solving skills in the process! Dash and Dot robots, Osmo, interactive apps and more! It isn't as hard to get started as you think--come check out how I did it!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Making Classroom Management Fun
Strand:Assistive Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Class Dojo is an app where teachers can add and subtract points according to student behavior. Parents can login to the app throughout the day and see how their child's day is going.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Pretty in Primary
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:Apps, websites and helpful resources to integrate into the Preschool through 2nd grade classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Rehab Your Library Orientation
Strand:Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Starting to feel like a broken record after doing the same library orientation over and over? Rehab it with tools like ThingLink and QR codes to increase student engagement.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Serve It Up!
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://morton.mpsomaha.org/principal-s-greeting
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:If you are interested in "serving up" something fresh for your high-ability learners, I'm excited to share (25+) engaging, interesting and FUN ideas you can easily implement in your classroom to benefit gifted & talented students. I will share student-created examples and pictures from our experiences. Guests to this poster-session will be introduced to litpick, wordhippo.com, padlet, tagxedo and more and (I promise!) there won't be a worksheet in sight!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Stop Motion with Kindergarten
Strand:Computer Science, Language Arts, Video Editing
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Kindergarten students will learn how to create an animal and the use stop motion app to make the animal move in the habitat (background). Students may also make a moving vehicle and make it move across the backdrop. They will use the app to "shoot" their own stop motion video.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Dara Peters Campbell Elementary School/Lincoln Public Schools
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Two Teachers, One Vlog: One Minute Tech Tips
Strand:1:1, Conversation, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Watch a veteran and first year teacher work together to create minute long, weekly tech tip video blogs. Learn how to create your own video blog or generate your own ideas for sharing new tech ideas in your building by hearing about the successes, failures, and lessons learned from our team.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Creating with Chromebooks
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:When a classroom shifts to a 1:1 Chromebook environment, the normal progression of thought on how students will use these tools typically revolves around Google Classroom, Drive, Docs and Slides and managing digital workflow. However, the Chromebook landscape is rapidly shifting to one that allows for student creation of multimedia content outside of the world of Google Drive & GAFE. Students and teachers need not wait to begin shifting their thinking and their vision for Chromebook use in the classroom. This session will explore the potential to leverage the Chromebook as a multimedia creation studio that allows for audio, video, screencasting and visuals to be captured, edited and published with a Chromebook.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:What's NEW with NWEA MAP®
Strand:Assessment
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://padlet.com/jenna_gifford/nwea_nebraska
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Join the NWEA Nebraska team to connect with the support and resources you need to make the most of your MAP® data. In this session you will learn about our latest enhancements and reporting updates. You will discover powerful reports and resources that bring additional context to student performance. This session is ideal for principals, instructional coaches, teachers and district level administrators.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:On the #GoOpen Journey
Strand:Leadership, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.smore.com/zmf16
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:#GoOpen is a campaign from the U.S. Department of Education to encourage schools to use openly licensed educational resources in lieu of textbooks. This allows teachers to be more familiar with their curriculum in addition to saving some money. You can start with one unit in one subject! Come learn more about the movement, what it looks like in our school district, and how you can get started.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Josh Allen Lewis Central Community Schools
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Low Cost Virtual Reality & Cell Phone Apps to Use in Your Classroom
Strand:BYOD, Computer Science, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Almost every student has a smartphone, so why not use it in class for something educational. I will show a low cost solution using apps & virtual reality glasses that you can buy or download for free. I will show you, Google Cardboard, ViewMaster, and Samsung VR. I will also show you video examples of the Microsoft Hololens & how Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality can change Education.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Google Sites for Teachers and StudentsBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Google Spotlight, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn how to utilize the power of Google Sites to collaborate and organize resources for teachers, teams, parents, PD, and school improvement. Teachers will also see how to create an online curriculum for students to learn at their own pace.

You will also see how students can use Google Sites to keep themselves organized and create a digital portfolio at the same time.

Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Tools and Websites to Teach Computer ScienceBYOD Session
Strand:Computer Science, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Teachers will be given a scattershot of different websites, tools, and tips to teach computer science to students. Resources will be for teachers from all levels of computing experience. Most of these resources will be targeted at high school, and middle school students, but some will be appropriate for elementary classrooms.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Smashingly Good Apps for Student Designed Digital Portfolios
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:See how students can design a digital portfolio using a variety of creation apps. Students take ownership of their education by learning more about themselves. Designed for students on an Individualized Education Plan but can be used and modified to fit the needs of all students. Self-made portfolios allow students to better understand themselves, guiding them on a successful path to graduation and beyond.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Swivl....Quick and Easy Video for the Classroom.
Strand:Administrative/planning, Multimedia, Video Editing
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Check out this session to not only learn the basics of how Swivl works and how it can be deployed, but hear first hand accounts from on how schools all over the midwest are utilizing Swivl.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Challenges and Badges to Engage Teacher Learners
Strand:Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://donovanscience.com/presentations/monthly-challenges-and-badges-to-engage-teacher-learners/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:After experiencing little interest in other optional professional development opportunities, combining some challenges and badges improved engagement and learning with our staff. We will go over what changes were made and how we went from little involvement to great participation. We will also go over a model that you can use to get started right away.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Teacher Education and Twitter
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Higher Education
Description:Educators have long used Twitter to develop valuable professional connections, yet it remains a tough sell with many preservice teachers and even education faculty. Why is this? How can we better encourage and support them in connecting and remaining an active part of the online community? Bring your thoughts and ideas to the conversation, which will likely extend beyond teacher education programs to new and/or hesitant teachers.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:99 Accounts and 1 Password
Strand:Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:An interactive journey into single sign on and common authentication. Participants will experience a couple of the leading in-state authentication solutions that provide access to multiple online applications with a single password. Includes an overview of the state's vision and expectation for single sign on and a discussion on how ESUs and individual school districts can participate with ease.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Andy Boell Northeast Nebraska Network Consortium
  • Co-Presenter: Ron Cone Educational Service Unit 10
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Transform Your Library in a Virtual World
Strand:Distance/online Learning, Industrial Technology, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://goo.gl/AUcEJU
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We are Material Girls living in a Virtual World....come learn how you can transform your library by using virtual experiences to capture and engage your patrons interests. Learn how to use desktop video conferencing to connect with museums, centers, or experts from anywhere in the world.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Managing the Paper Load in the Online Classroom
Strand:Distance/online Learning, Language Arts, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School, Higher Education
Description:Jan Knispel, Dr.Robert Brooke, UNL, and Lauren Funk. Pius X High School will lead a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of weekly writing assignments in online teaching. The discussion will appeal to both teachers and students with experience in online classes. Online classes pose unique issues for handling the response paper load, guiding discussion, and creating effective peer response.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:1:1 11 Years Later: Our Journey and What We've Learned Along the Way
Strand:1:1, Administrative/planning, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Higher Education
Description:Centura is now finishing its 11th year as a 1:1 school. As one of the first in the state, we've had to learn a lot of lessons ourselves. Some came easy, others not so much. Come hear our story and what we've discovered on our path. From devices, online classrooms, training, and infrastructure, we'll help you avoid the pitfalls on your own journey.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Google CS First - Coding for DummiesBYOD Session
Strand:Computer Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Web Site:https://www.cs-first.com/en/home
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Google has created club-themed coding activities based on the Scratch language. Google makes it so easy to sponsor this club by providing everything...even suggesting what to say! We'll explore the different themes, how to sign up, and go through a typical activity.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:The Writing Process Gone GooglyBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Work smarter not harder by discovering how G-Suite, Chrome extensions, and other free online tools can be used throughout the stages of the Writing Process. Research and cite with open source resources. Plan with interactive drawing and organizational tools. Draft, revise, and edit while collaborating via Google docs and online editors. Finally, publish for authentic audiences!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

12:15-1:00 Session 3

Title:The Amazing Race with Google Maps
Description:The Amazing Race is Hyperlearning, Gamification, and Collaboration all in one. Using Google Maps as a vehicle, participants will race around the globe collecting tools, ideas, and awesomeness to use in their own classroom. Experience the excitement of globe-trotting from the comfort of your seat, and learn how to create one for yourself.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:BINGO, Anyone?
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://morton.mpsomaha.org/principal-s-greeting
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Bingo is a game of chance. Stop by this poster-session and pick up a BINGO card featuring free and low-cost apps and websites that when integrated, will enhance teacher instruction, boost student engagement and assess student learning. Take a chance and try a new teacher tool, station resource or project idea. You'll know you've hit the jackpot when you see your student's excitement back in the classroom. That's a BINGO!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:BlendEd - A Small PK-12 School's First Year
Strand:1:1, Conversation, Distance/online Learning
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Litchfield is a part of the BlendEd pilot program beginning last summer. Several staff members have been training, practicing, and implementing elements of Blended Learning across our school.

We want to share our experiences with any educator looking for more ideas or hoping to begin "blending" their classroom.

Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:BlendED in Action!
Strand:Distance/online Learning, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:In our presentation, we will share the process of implementing BlendED learning into our classrooms. We will go through the steps to successfully implementing this into your school or classroom. We will also share how it looks in the classroom setting, as well as different models to fit your classroom! There will be different templates and forms to help get you started!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:"BlendEd Learning" Mixing It up in English, History, and Math
Strand:1:1
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:In this session you will hear from 3 teachers in 3 different content areas talking about their experiences with BlendEd Learning. All 3 teachers are at different stages of the implementation of BlendEd in their classrooms, and each teacher carries it out differently. Come listen and ask questions!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Co-teaching with the Station Rotation Model
Strand:1:1, Assessment, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:My special education co-teacher Rachel Schutte and I will share our experiences in using station rotation in our English 11 co-taught classroom. We will show some of the lessons and apps we have used to differentiate instruction and check for understanding and learning including Nearpod, Quizizz, Kahoot, Google Slides, and Explain Everything.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Everything You Need to Implement Blend Ed.
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:A team of blended learning leaders will share the aspects of blended learning. The session will be based on rotating to stations, giving participants a broader perspective of a blended classroom including: Classroom Management Tech Tools, Instructional/Blended models/CBE Connection, Flexible Learning Space, Playlist creation/curation tools, LOR/SSO, Video Creation/Screencast/360 degree video etc, Portfolio/Mastery, Growth Mindset in a Blended Classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Get to Know Minecraft: Education Edition
Strand:Computer Science, Distance/online Learning, Industrial Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. In this session you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Infographics for the Elementary Classroom
Strand:Library Media, Science, Social Studies
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Looking for a new way to present student learning? Infographics may be just what you are looking for. See examples of student work using student friendly Pictochart.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Strand:1:1
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:We will discuss the different ways in which we are integrating technology in our classrooms in a 1:1 High School environment. Thanks to the Blend-ED pilot, we have more access to resources and tools to help us move forward with integrating technology.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Kid Power 4 Kids
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn how we used a fitness band and a free app to help fight childhood obesity and global malnutrition.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Let's Go Explore the World with Google Expeditions
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Google Spotlight
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We will present how we have used Google Expeditions to engage students. We will demonstrate how the virtual experience works and how students can explore the world without leaving their classroom. During this time you will be able to use the view masters to visit Mars, Mount Everest and even the Galapagos Islands.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Seesaw Me! (Digital Online Portfolios)
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:An introduction to the online digital portfolio software: Seesaw and the ease and versatility of using it with students grades K-5.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Seesaw Your Way to Digital Portfolios
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Make student learning visual through digital portfolios. Seesaw is an interactive tool that allows students to create videos, notes, and voice recording. Store projects made in different apps, both on computer and on iPad, and then use this dynamic tool to share with parents, other students, and worldwide classroom connections. Discover over 100 ways to use this one tool in your classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Show What You Know - Hyperdoc Style
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Allow students to take charge of their own learning with a self paced, teacher guided, engaging hyperdoc. Do you remember the convenience of using a webquest in your classroom? Well a hyperdoc is the newest interactive version of guided learning, through which students can stay in their comfort zone while they show what they know or engage in web-based simulations, google apps, and more!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Tech Tools for the Classroom by UNK Pre-Service Teachers
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Google Spotlight
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:21st Century classrooms are technology rich, engaging, student centered and address students' unique ways of learning. Check out what UNK pre-service teachers plan on implementing in their future classrooms. Examples include Chromebooks, Google Apps, Extensions and Add Ons, Google Classroom, Web based collaboration with Google Sites; Schoology for flipped or anytime learning; iBooks for creativity; Infographics; Storytelling tools; Teaching ePortfolios and more. Please stop by for quick individual demos.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:The Drive to Use Hyperdocs
Strand:1:1, Assistive Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:The session will describe the many ways you can apply Hyperdocs to your daily routine. Including the ability to change teacher-led activities to student-led activities.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:The Google Alphabet: Useful Add-ons, Apps, and Extensions from A-Z
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:With the vast number of add-ons, apps, and extensions available for Google, which ones are best for increasing both teacher and student productivity, engagement, and learning? Discover 26 Google extras that will change the way you use Google in your classroom. Participants will view examples and leave with a plethora of ideas spanning from elementary to secondary grade levels.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Use Plickers to Assess Quicker
Strand:Assessment
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Not a 1:1 school? No worries! Plickers is a great tool for you! Plickers are an efficient and effective way for teachers to informally assess students' understanding with the use of only one device. This free and easy to use tool keeps students engaged while learning. Find out how to integrate Plickers in to your classroom today!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using Amazon Echo in the Elementary Classroom
Strand:Assistive Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:How can you add new depth to the instruction and interactions in your classroom? Find out multiple ways to use Amazon Echo in the elementary classroom to enhance the learning community. Assist struggling learners, expand vocabulary, and much more with the use of this technology tool.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using VR in the Social Studies Classroom
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Social Studies
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:How can the world be brought to life in the classroom? Using cardboard viewers and virtual reality apps, students can get a 360 degree global view.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Breakout of Your Box with Breakout EDU!
Strand:Language Arts, Math, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Breakout EDU kits are platforms for immersive learning that integrates "gaming' in the classroom. Students solve a series of mysteries and puzzles that require critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. These kits also teach teamwork and troubleshooting by presenting students with challenges that inspire their natural desire to problem-solve. Teachers will gain ideas on how to integrate breakout EDU kits into their classroom during this hands on session.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Standards Referenced Grading and Reporting Made Easy!
Strand:Assessment
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Learn how to create a smooth path to personalized learning, using standards referenced grading and reporting as a catalyst to building a growth mindset for your learners. Standards referenced reporting is a connecting force for assisting educators with monitoring student learning and interactions at school. No matter where your schools are in the implementation process, this session will increase your knowledge of standards referenced grading.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Banishing Boredom: Using Hyperdocs in the Elementary ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Is it a game board? Is it BINGO? Is it a one-stop-shop location for online resources? YES! It's Hyperdocs to the rescue! Keep students meaningfully engaged AND increase their exposure to technology without sacrificing precious instruction time. Learn how to easily create and use Hyperdocs for whole group instruction, learning centers, and independent work time to maximize students' success!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Gamification in Education: It's a Game Changer!
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:In this session 4 of my students will explain how their 7th grade World History class has been gamified. Areas covered, but not limited to, will be Classcraft, Taxonomy of Gamers and Canvas.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Go Go Google Gadgets Take Two!
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://goo.gl/d36gJv
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Last year we explored some of the quick tips and tricks that Google Chrome and Extensions offered. Join me again this year for new and improved, quick and handy tips and tricks and other cool things that you can do with Google Chrome.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:"We Code Because We Can" Using Bricklayer with High-Ability LearnersBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Computer Science, Math
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://bricklayerdotorg.wordpress.com/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Technology is moving fast, and the educational landscape is moving faster. Bricklayer offers tools, documents, examples, videos, and assignments to develop and sharpen students coding skills along with programs that allow students to create and build artifacts that can be viewed using LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, Minecraft, and 3D printers. If you are considering teaching computational thinking, coding, programming, or computer science to your high-ability learners, Bricklayer is for you.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Gamifying: 3 Teachers, 3 Classrooms, 3 StylesBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Web Site:https://technologytoolsforteaching.com/2016/11/08/gamifying-grammar-3-teachers-3-classrooms-3-styles/
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:You've heard about gamification. Now are you ready to try it? See how three Middle School English teachers implemented gamification in their classrooms this year. Small classes, large classes, 130-member student team? It doesn't matter, you can do this too! Play our gamified presentation, applicable to any subject, to experience how your students will be motivated to not only pass, but excel!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:The Power of STAR Data - District Interim Assessments
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Math
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Assessments are built for distinct purposes and it is critical to use the right test for the right purpose. STAR assessments are the key to keeping summative assessments separate from interim and formative assessments. See how STAR360 quickly and easily provides key data to school districts to drive instruction and provide valuable teaching tools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:STEM Club 101
Strand:Math, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://lenny-stem.wikispaces.com
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Fifth graders at Thomas Elementary in Gretna participated in an after school STEM club which was started in September and is meeting twice a month. STEM activities provide opportunities for students to explore, invent, and work in teams to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. This session will share ideas for getting started, building teamwork, activities and interactive/STEM notebook. http://lenny-stem.wikispaces.com
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Being a Connected Educator
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Developing your "tribe" - people who think like you, have experienced challenges similar to you, and inspire you - continues to rise in importance for educators. Being connected opens up your world to people who can make you a better educator and person. We'll start out learning about where you are at in this journey so that it's a beneficial session for you!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Becoming More Modern in Education
Strand:Administrative/planning, Conversation, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:As a learner in an Educational Leadership program, I often ponder the concept of measuring growth of a system. What are some ways education could adapt to become more innovative or 21st Century-ish? Join me as I explore thoughts and ideas for education based on current measurement practices I found in the work force.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:ARTech
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Library Media, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:When Art and Library Media combine imagine the possibilities. In this session you will hear how an Elementary Art Teacher uses photography and collaborates with an Elementary Media Specialist to bring cross curricular lessons together in creating fabulous works of art to digitally share. You will come away with 4 lessons, using Padlet, Canva, Camera 360, BYOD, and more, that you can adapt for your use back at school.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Teaching Above the Line
Description:Ultimately, the greatest impact of technology on the learning process occurs when teachers and students modify and redefine teaching and learning. In this session, you’ll dive into the SAMR framework and discuss how to engage students with meaningful learning experiences. Exemplar work from Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Distinguished Schools and Programs will be shared. You’ll leave with a better vocabulary and understanding for talking about technology integration with faculty, students, and the school community.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Google Classroom
Strand:1:1, Administrative/planning, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://goo.gl/Zizsqp
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Google Classroom from start to end. Find out how Google Classroom can organize your students quickly and efficiently. We will also take a glance at how Special Education Teachers can use Google Classroom to organize students and allow teachers to access accommodations and more!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:I Can do It by Myself!BYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:Can littles really use technology on their own? The answer is a resounding "yes"! Young students not only enjoy using technology, it can be utilized to aid their learning. With instruction and clear expectations, PreK-2nd grade students can use technology independently. Join me to learn about my top 10 apps for the primary classroom on iPads and Chromebooks.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Osmo, Plickers, and Tech, Oh My!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come see how 15+ different tech tools can change your classroom environment. From Osmo, to Plickers, to Pocket Points and more! Educational Technology can take you to new and fantastic places. We're not in Kansas anymore!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Creating Libraries of Tomorrow for the Students of Today
Description:Simply put, if your school library is still just a place where students go to check out books, you’re doing it wrong. Today’s school libraries should be places where students engage with information, each other and learners from around the world to ask big questions, solve real problems and build new knowledge. Let’s talk about ways that you can transform the library from a place where students simply consume information, to a participatory space where they use technology to create, design, engineer and build the information of the future.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:15-2:00 Session 4

Title:Everyone Can Code
Description:Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a free app for iPad for first-time coders with a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive, and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also learn about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Developing Healthy Skeptics in the Digital Age
Description:Do you love Dihydrogen Monoxide? Looking for a Tree Octopus or one of the new Bonsai Kittens? Learn how best to swim through the sea of digital information on our way to Mankato City identifying real, fake, and alternate facts. Now more than ever it is important to develop healthy skeptics that are equipped with the skills to wade through the complex world of digital information.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:5 Question Challenge - Omaha Version
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Students will research local landmarks and create Sway presentations to share their learning. They will then create a 5 Question challenge video. In these videos, students give clues to their location, progressing from the most difficult to the least. Those watching will pause after each clue, research and discuss, then make a guess. Finally, students will reveal the location and share photos of the landmark.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:A Gamer's Delight (Create - Code - Play)
Strand:Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Students are gamers, but do they know what goes into designing a game? By using their love of games, students created a prototype board game and then recreated it virtually in Minecraft EDU. Students focused on creating their own coding games using the Engineering Design Process, 3D printing, and coding turtles in Minecraft EDU in their game design. A lesson for empowering learners through innovative designers.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Amy Kuhr Plattsmouth Community School District
  • Co-Presenter: Kimmie Vogt Plattsmouth Middle School
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Animation Station
Strand:1:1, Language Arts, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn a fun way to engage student writing and creating in the classroom using Plotagon. Create yourself and other characters and watch your words "come to life". Use it for any class. English - write and summarize readings. Social studies - recreate historical events. Math to make story problems. Science - "meet" scientists. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Breakout EDU...DIY Edition
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:I've got the blueprints you need to build your own Breakout EDU kit. I'll supply you with a list of tools & costs to come in under budget. To complete your project I assembled a list of unique locks to add to your toolbox. Finally, check out some student engineered Breakout boxes. With one trip to the hardware store you'll have the foundation laid in no time.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Breakout EDU in 4th Grade!
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:At this poster session I'll share my experiences of running Breakouts in my classroom, the games my student created, and some simple ways for you or your students to create a mini game.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Co-Teaching with Technology: Fitting It All In
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Co-Teaching can help reach the needs of more students in the general education classroom. With the help of technology, the general education teacher and special educator can work to meet needs of low and high achieving students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Goosechase in the Classroom!
Strand:Assessment, BYOD, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Goosechase is an engaging way to bring scavenger hunts to the classroom. I want to share how to use this in a math setting, to assess, review, practice, and introduce new topics. Students can work in pairs, small groups, or individually and games can also be created to promote teamwork in the classroom. My 5th and 6th grade students love this and stay engage throughout.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Gynzy
Strand:Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Using Gynzy in the classroom. How it can assist lessons across the curriculum.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Instructional Technology-Supported Vocabulary Learning
Strand:Assistive Technology, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Developing instructional technology to support effective second language learning is a critical issue in the language education field. Previous studies on second language vocabulary acquisition have attempted to improve the efficiency and performance when learning L2 vocabulary through various types of technologies. This study aims to generate an overall results as well as to identify any factors that may play a role in effectiveness.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Aiqing Yu University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Co-Presenter: Guy Trainin University of Nebraska Lincoln
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:It's a Surprise Party!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Multimedia, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:You will be surprised by all the tools Microsoft has to offer. The invitation list is long including Sway, Forms, Mix, OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Docs.com, Skype,... and you! This surprise party will introduce educators to the many powerful tools available from Microsoft. Come and be surprised!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:JayCam - Drones in Middle School
Strand:Industrial Technology, Multimedia, Video Editing
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://www.ericlanghorst.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Catch up on the progress of the JayCam - a drone acquired from a 2016 NETA technology grant. Discovery Middle School in Liberty, Missouri has been using the Phantom 4 drone in the student broadcasting class and technology class. Learn about regulations, policies and ideas on how you could implement a drone at your school.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:LibGuides for the Win!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://libguides.ralstonschools.org
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:As a full-time high school library media specialist with minimal assistance, getting into classrooms to collaborate is tricky. Enter LibGuides to the rescue! LibGuides has proven to be a win-win for our staff and students as it allows curation of the best resources to provide one-stop research shopping for our students. I love how easy/quick it is to create, publish and share.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Mission Impossible-Made POSSIBLE
Strand:Language Arts, Math, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Have you been wanting to incorporate more technology into your classroom and don't think the students are capable? We are here to show you with proper training, management, and expectations our first graders were ready to make Mission Impossible into Mission POSSIBLE. Students in our rooms use technology daily. Use iMovie, Apps, and more to create a learning environment for active and engaged learners.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:No Scantron, No Problem!!
Strand:Assessment, Assistive Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.zipgrade.com/
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Learn how to use a new grading app to cut your grading time in half without needing a scantron machine. All while collecting valuable data on your tests and on your students right from your mobile device. Also, a new technique to provide rigor to multiple choice testing.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Novel Ideas to Review Novels!
Strand:Assistive Technology, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Need a new way to review classic literature? Learn more about using online tools (Recite, Breakout games, etc.) to scaffold and review concepts with students in middle or high school.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Send Your Students on a Goosechase!
Strand:1:1, Assessment, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:http://goosechase.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We will be presenting the Goosechase app. This app is a fully customizable scavenger hunt with many applications. Your student can make submissions via text answer, photo, or GPS. You can add a competitive angle to your hunt by assigning points to each submission. The hunts are made on the Goosechase website and students can use apple or android mobile devices to make submissions.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:SMARTBoards: Are They Still Smart Enough?
Strand:Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:High School
Description:We're being introduced to dozens of new apps and extensions to incorporate into our classrooms every year. These are great and have amazing potential, but not all of us work in one-to-one schools or we teach subjects which aren't necessarily a perfect match for the latest and greatest. Some "dated" technologies (like SMARTBoards) still do the job. Pros and cons of SMARTBoard use in the Algebra classroom will be shared and discussed.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Teaching Curriculum in the 21st Century Through Video Creation
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Providing teachers with a new understanding of IOS applications available to enhance the current curriculum through the use of video creation. We will equip teachers with resources to develop videos where students can use their creativity and content knowledge to show proficiency of the district and state's educational standards. This innovative approach uses the redefinition of the SAM-R model to bump learning to a whole new level for students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Avian Education, Conservation, & Ecology Project
Strand:Conversation, Distance/online Learning, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:http://@NEbirdproject
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:The three science departments at Lyons-Decatur Northeast Public, Norfolk Public, and Allen Public Schools utilize Google Drive, Google Classroom, Social Media, iPads, and USB speakers to conduct collaborative field studies related to Nebraska birds and to promote learning concepts related to Nebraska Science Standards related to Ecology and the Scientific Method.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Paul Timm Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Using Technology in Upper Elementary Science, Social Studies & Reading
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Science, Social Studies
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Upper elementary students will demonstrate multiple formats used to fulfill numerous state standards in science, social studies and reading. Students were able to select their own digital format in social studies/geography to share content on specific regions to guide their own learning. In science, students created digital state standards in preparation for NeSA testing. In reading, students created their own original books using storyjumper. Students will be presenting!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Exploring Virtual Reality in Education
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:From the Virtual Reality Bus to Google Cardboard and everything in between, this session will explore the potential of virtual reality in the classroom. With the recent emergence of virtual reality environments in education, much of the VR content on the market for classroom use is pre-created by VR developers. However, there are VR creation platforms emerging that allow both teachers and students to capture environments and create virtual reality environments of their own. Join us as we explore the spectrum of possibilities in this emerging field and critically evaluate the potential use in the classroom. NOTE: Multiple devices will be used in the workshop to both consume and create the VR content (mobile phone, laptop & iPad)
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Epson: Nebraska’s #1 Choice for Interactive, Classroom and Large Venue Projectors
Strand:1:1, Assistive Technology, BYOD
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.educationcomputerhardware.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Epson is Nebraska’s #1 selling classroom and interactive projector line. Explore Epson’s comprehensive suite of products, resources and special pricing for education markets, including those for grades K-12 and higher education. With our exceptional support programs and three-year warranty coverage on projectors, you can stay focused on what matters most. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, member of a school’s technical staff or other K-12 affiliated customer, we are here to assist you with your search for the right Epson products for your classrooms. Epson has partnered with Computer Hardware as there preferred education sales provider in Nebraska.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Girl Power- Closing the Gender Gap in STEAMBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:In a world where STEAM is rapidly growing in prevalence, it is vitally important to make these fields inviting and understandable to one of their most ignored subgroups of students- girls. Come hear from two secondary STEAM teachers about factors that affect interest and motivation for students, specifically girls, in these fields and what they're doing to help close the gender gap in STEAM.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Decision 2017: What Google Tools Should I Use?!BYOD Session
Strand:Assistive Technology, BYOD, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://mrarnote.com (For my main page) https://goo.gl/S9gZP8 (for Presentation)
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The election may be over but the politics of Google in the Classroom and beyond are still here! We will discuss what's trending, what's new, and what folks should absolutely use. @mrarnote is responsible for the content of this description.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Art of Creating Assignments in Google Classroom
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Crafting the perfect Google Classroom assignment is an art! The stream in Google Classroom is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered. Each assignment is a work of art that can leave your students wondering or provide them with every detail so they can be active participants and not passive learners. Come see how you can become the Picasso of your Google Classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:How Mighty is Your Student's Network?
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://goo.gl/OmZrgZ
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:As teachers we focus on our professional network but have we thought about building our student's network? Learn how to grow connected students by changing the way we teach and our expectations of them. I will present global opportunities for students that can easily be a part of your classroom experiences.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Become a Teacher YouTuber!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Video Editing
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://rickmeyer.wixsite.com/techintegration
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are you tired of students telling you your videos are boring? Not getting any followers? Then this session is for you! Kids love YouTube, so if you are using YouTube for classroom videos you need to step up your game! Learn how to create cool and slick YouTube videos for screencasting, technical videos, blended learning, and more!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:FileWave: End-point Systems Mgt. (For macOS/Windows, iOS/Android)
Strand:Assistive Technology, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Web Site:http://www.filewave.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:FileWave SE Jerry Case shares how our all-in-one management suite enables: Imaging, managing files/content pre & post-deployment, patented "file-level" control OS X & Windows, iOS/Android MDM.
Features: Remote desktop, file-level self-healing, rollback settings/software, schedule deployments, auto-resume interrupted deployments, kiosk, "Engage" classroom tool, inventory, updates, license tracking/reporting & software usage, device tracking and device discovery.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Implementing Chromebooks During 2nd Grade Guided Reading Stations
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WNCMqor2RlagCWHbspgrhGk2sdMh_Fb6LlgA5NFyKjk/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Interested in implementing Chromebooks during your guided reading stations? Meet an instructional coach and a second grade teacher who collaborated together to start Chromebooks stations during guided reading. You will learn tips to implement and manage stations as well as ideas for resources. Successes and challenges of transforming stations will be discussed.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Hot Topics Discussion Around the NETA Campfire
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Leadership
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Be ready to engage in lively discussions on hot topics in education. Sit around the NETA campfire to make connections and learn together as we share ideas on topics ranging from Digital Citizenship, Tech Integration favorites, Teaching Strategies, and much more! Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion but are welcome to join and listen as well.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Microsoft Cloud - Solutions You Can Implement in One Day
Strand:Conversation, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This lab will serve as your introduction to Microsoft's cloud. During this lab you will learn about Azure cloud solutions that can be implemented in one day including storage, networking, compute, JSON templates, and backup and disaster recovery.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Ignite Your School Library!
Strand:Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This fast paced session will have 7 presenters sharing about their passions. Each presenter will have only 5 minutes and 20 slides to present on any topic they choose. Topics will be inspiring and informational. Presenters will share tools, tips, and tricks that would help any school librarian or classroom teacher.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Professional Learning for Mobile-friendly Schools
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://www.iste.org/vmla
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:The shift to anywhere anytime learning through mobile devices has changed the way that both students and teachers learn. Whether 1:1, BYOD, or hybrid model of technology integration, mobile learning presents new possibilities for educators, coaches, and leaders. Examine some principles of mobile learning, explore the ISTE Standards, and learn about the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a FREE professional learning program managed by ISTE in partnership with the Verizon Foundation.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Naomi Harm International Society for Technology in Education
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Chromebook Corner: Changing Course on Teacher PD
Strand:1:1, Conversation, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Is Tech PD lacking at your school? No Tech Integrationist on staff? We rolled out 1:1 Chromebooks for 2016-17 with little in place to help teachers use devices in the classroom. Enter Chromebook Corner - 20 minutes of tech time for teachers twice a month. With only 4 hours of planning per month, we promote and present customized PD for teachers. Join us as we navigate new options in PD.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Internet of Things: Are You Ready?
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The internet of things has arrived but are you, your classroom, your school, or your personal life ready? This session will focus on what we already have and what is coming. How are these "things" automating us? How are these things making communication different? What is in it for the future of our students and education? Come learn more about IoT.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Bob Goeman University of Nebraska Omaha
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Read. Tweet. Repeat. Using Social Media to Create and Cultivate Communities of Readers
Description:Instead of trying to compete with it, let's harness the power of social media to generate excitement about reading, spark meaningful conversations and build the types of communities that support a life long love of reading. From #2jennsbookclub to #30secondbooktalks, this fun, interactive session is all about using the tools of today to keep our students and colleagues reading tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2:15-3:00 Session 5

Title:Apple in Education
Description:Come to this session and find out how the latest Apple products can support learning and teaching in your school or district. Discover what's new at Apple, meet your Apple team, ask questions, and explore the latest products, solutions, and services Apple offers for education.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:May the Infographic Be With You...
Description:In a galaxy far far away...had Darth Vader only used infographics the Empire might not be so misunderstood. Combining data, images, and information, infographics can help students (and all aspiring Sith Lords) not only understand data but use it to tell a story. Join the Empire and learn various ways to use infographics, find great sources of data, and make one of your own. Join us and crush those Rebel Scum once and for all!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Formative Assessment in 1:1 Environments / Beyond True/False & Multiple Choice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:While formative assessment with technology is typically explored through the lens of self grading multiple choice activities, increasingly app and web developers are creating viable alternatives that integrate images, drawing, audio and video into the formative assessment process. This session will explore a spectrum of free web tools and apps that can facilitate multiple unique approaches to formative assessment in the classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:NebraskaCloud: Single Sign-On, Applications and Data
Strand:Conversation, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The purpose of the NebraskaCloud is to deliver secure, reliable, unified, user-friendly and comprehensive technological systems in support of teaching and learning in Nebraska. More than 50 school districts and ESUs are participating in the single sign-on framework and the ADVISER data dashboard application. Resources for teaching and learning are continually being added to the framework and the environment will be opened to all school districts statewide in 2017-18.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Scott Isaacson Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Teaching Curriculum in the 21st Century Through Video Creation
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Providing teachers with a new understanding of IOS applications available to enhance the current curriculum through the use of video creation. We will equip teachers with resources to develop videos where students can use their creativity and content knowledge to show proficiency of the district and state's educational standards. This innovative approach uses the redefinition of the SAMR model to bump learning to a whole new level for students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Using Technology to Engage Students and Provide Immediate FeedbackBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Assessment, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://sandrajlemke.weebly.com
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Every day, teachers struggle to provide all of their students with feedback, answer their questions, and keep students engaged.

Use the power of technology to transform classroom engagement and the way you provide feedback to students.

Learn to create interactive lessons with Nearpod to inspire students to learn.

Learn how to provide immediate feedback to students using tools like Classick and Socrative.

Let technology work for you...not against you.

Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:How Google Makes Me Better
Strand:Google Spotlight, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How can we be the best 2017 educator & parent we can be? This session will dig into ways for educators, school leaders, and parents to be thinking about capitalizing on Google tools that already exist that you may or may not be using in combination with other tools that can truly transform what is happening in the classroom, personally, or for educational leaders.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Designing Inclusive and Welcoming Courses in ITBYOD Session
Strand:Computer Science, Leadership
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:With initiatives like CS for All working their way to and through Nebraska, it is becoming increasingly more important for teachers to create technology courses that provide entry for all students while still fostering growth and aiming for high level standards. We will show examples of such courses and provide resources to help design or change courses to fit current standards while widening availability and access for diverse populations.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Learning with a LMS: How Schoology Enhances My Classroom
Strand:Assessment, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:In this session I'll share how I'm using Schoology in my classroom to enhance learning. Schoology allows me to extend my classroom beyond our school building. Students have anytime, anyplace access. We'll explore how I organize the online component of my Spanish class and engage students with online activities.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Prevent Hunting and Pecking!
Strand:Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.keyboardingonline.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student’s progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Guided Math + 1:1 iPads = Student Success!
Strand:1:1, Math
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:In this session you will learn how 1:1 iPads and Guided Math Stations increase student learning and achievement, provide need-specific instruction, reinforce skills and strategies, promote student engagement in problem solving, and build collaboration and communication skills. Discover how creating a Flipped Math lesson will change your math instruction forever!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:HackBusters - "I ain't Afraid of no Hacks!"
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Staff Development
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Online safety is no joke, but the threats are not paranormal activity or voodoo magic. The most commonly hacked device is between our ears, not in our pockets. Let's talk about the most common threats and the simple things we can do to protect ourselves, and we can all be "HackBusters".
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:"Hello, Centura Help Desk. How Can I Help You?"
Strand:Conversation, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Enter into the discussion of how Centura is preparing students for the public sector, more specifically for careers in technology and customer service. Students and teachers will share their experiences of how the Help Desk Class is moving Centurions forward from backpack to briefcase.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Cultivating a Culture of Connected Readers
Strand:Language Arts, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The best part of reading is celebrating and sharing the connection with others! Join me to learn how we create opportunities for our readers to connect and celebrate their reading experiences with others! The session will highlight some of the connections we've made using Skype, Google Classroom, Padlet and Kahoot!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Turn It Up: Amplify Student Learning Through the 5CsBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Leadership
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Turn up the dial on 21st Century Learning Skills by joining us for this session. We will take you on a journey of how educators in our district focus on lesson design and embedding the 5Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical thinking, and digital Citizenship. We will share tools used, and you will walk away with resources of how you can turn up the dial on learning with your lesson design.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Facilitating the 1:1 Classroom
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Today's classrooms are different learning environments than those of the past. Whether new to teaching in a 1:1 environment or an experienced veteran, additional opportunities (and challenges) exist. Explore better workflows for student-teacher interaction, best practices for instructional projects, ideas for building community within and outside your classroom walls, and strategies for maximum student success. Take full advantage what is possible with 1:1 learning!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Gamification: We All Win
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Don't be intimidated by gamification! Learn how gamification can be customized for your purpose, ambition, time-frame, and classroom needs. See gamification through various lenses as we demonstrate its diverse uses- as a method of content delivery, a motivator, community builder, opportunity for collaboration, and as a classroom management tool.
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Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Technology is Not Changing Education. You Are.
Description:It’s time to stop talking about technology as a game changer in education and instead focus on the fact that the only thing that will change outcomes for students is exceptional teaching. We can’t know what the next big thing in Educational Technology will be, but if we always look at the tool as being only as powerful as the instruction that underpins it, we’ll always be ready to harness the power of “what’s next” to prepare the students of today for the world of tomorrow. In this session, Jennifer LaGarde takes aim at EdTech sacred cows and shares ways to make instructional magic with students regardless of the tool or the number of them you have access to.
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Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

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