Teaching with Technology 2014

Session 1 (10:00 – 11:00)

Workshop Selection Form

1               Must Have iPad Apps: Explain Everything and SMARTBoard Notebook     205
Giurissa Grace ggrace@browning.edu LS/MS/US Spanish Teacher

The Browning School

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. The SMART Notebook App allows students to create multimedia files, complete Notebook lesson activities, and show a student‰ÛTMs work from an iPad on the SMART Board. I will give a step-by-step demonstration of the features from both Apps, present examples of how the students and I have used the Apps to increase efficiency and collaboration, strengthen the students' cognitive engagement with the material outside of class, and ensure students remain fully engaged and actively interested in learning.

After taking this workshop, participants will come away with the understanding of how their students can Use both apps as a presentation and reflection tool. - be able to provide their students with interactive coursework. - learn how to Use them for assessments.

Instructions for attendees: Download Explain Everything and SMART Notebook apps onto your iPad.

2               Cancelled              Flipping Learning 101 using Google Drive, Camtasia Video Software and Quia quizzes        207A
Daniel McElroy DmcElroy@hackleyschool.org 7th and 8th grade Science Teacher
Hackley School

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: Science, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

This presentation will take the audience through a middle school science classroom that is utilizing the Flipped Learning model.    In DanielÕs class, students watch video lectures at home, take notes from these videos and reinforce their understanding of the material using automatically graded online quizzes. During class they participate in activities that reinforce the concepts covered in the videos, and other activities also allow them to apply their knowledge in challenging ways. The presentation will briefly touch on the technology used to establish the flipped classroom (Google Drive, CamtasiaQuia).

Daniel will conclude by sharing how he used feedback from students and parents to continue to improve his flipped teaching methods.

After taking this workshop, participants will After taking this workshop, participants will reflect on how they can improve on their own flipped classroom techniques or else see how they can use Google Drive, Camtasia or Quia to enhance learning in their classroom.

Instructions for attendees: Attendees should have a Google Drive account.

3               Character Blogs - Connecting Literature to Social Media
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Nayantara Mhatre nmhatre@bankstreet.edu 12/13s Humanities Teacher, 
Ali McKersie - 13/14s Humanities Teacher,  Jo Stein - 13/14s Humanities Teacher,  Wendy Apfel - Educational Technology Coordinator

Bank Street School for Children

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Character blogs offer students a way to deeply connect with plot, interact with characters beyond the text, and to become part of the action in a story. In Romeo and Juliet blogs, Lady Montague mourns her son's tragic decision, while Tybalt's blog seethes with anger beyond the family rivalry. The playful banter observed in the blog comments tie to our work about online voice, privacy and digital citizenship. Comments allow the characters to interact in ways the text doesn't convey, but the students imagine they might. The end result: a story within a story told from multiple perspectives.

After taking this workshop, participants will use blogging as a tool to deepen student's connection to characters within a text.

4               Tools for Building a Flipped Science Unit
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Jennifer Newitt jennifer_newitt@fa.org Asst. Principal/ Science Dept. Chair;  Joe Helpern, Science Teacher

Friends Academy

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: Science

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Flipping the classroom is a fairly recent teaching technique. Using this method, students are assigned video notes for homework instead of taking notes in class. As a result, class time is freed up. But what do we do with all this time? What are some resources out there? How do we reinforce the content? In this workshop, we will briefly go over how to use SMART Notebook, Jing, Snagit, and hosting sites to set up the video notes. Then we will take you through the design of some flipped units in AP Biology and Chemistry, showing you how to incorporate activities to deepen learning.

After taking this workshop, participants will Explain the advantage of flipping a unit Use technology to create video notes Design a flipped unit Add many hands-on resources to their courses

Instructions for attendees: Download SMART Notebook, Jing and/or Snagit software onto laptop. (if your school uses SMART boards usually IT department has Notebook software for teacher download as part of the package)

5               Using Moodle Quizzes to Improve Student Comprehension                              315

Jessica Penney Peterson jpeterson@friendsseminary.org Science Teacher, Middle School Dean of Students
Friends Seminary

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Studies show frequent quizzing improves retention. In this workshop, participants build quizzes in Moodle. Moodle quizzes are very powerful, but they can be hard to navigate at first. Once you have a good question bank, these quizzes can be used as homework to improve student comprehension, or as or formal assessments.

After taking this workshop, participants will build and manage Moodle quizzes.

Instructions for attendees: Moodle account and be the teacher of a Moodle class.

6               Using Self-Created Video to Teach Skills in Specialists Classes   316
Don Militello donmilitello@gmail.com  Music Teacher
Berkeley Carroll School
Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, Science, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Specialist teachers spend most of their time 'on stage' during class. Lessons in music, dance, and physical education (for example) use a mix of high-energy activities with the teacher as model to teach skills. This workshop will show teachers how to videotape and edit a lesson ahead of time for projection in class. The students follow the lesson on video, leaving the teacher free to move about the room to focus on aspects of the lesson that need to be taught at arms-length. 

After taking this workshop,attendees will learn how to use iMovie to capture video, trim clips, and add titles.

 

Instructions for attendees: Bring a MAC Laptop with loaded with iMovie, Version 9.0.4 or newer. Bring materials that you might want to use to teach a five lesson which you will record and edit. Some teaching materials will be available on that day.

 

7               Virtual Notebook with Google Docs                               305

Rolando Villajos rvillajos@unis.org Spanish Teacher; Luz Mar’a Garcel—n
United Nations International School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies
Level of experience recommended: Basic

A virtual notebook is an electronic document within a cloud that intends to compliment or substitute the paper notebook in the classroom. This is very useful for 1:1 schools and it is also useful for schools that are looking to include technology in the classroom on a day to day basis.

After taking this workshop, participants will create their own virtual notebooks as teachers and for their students. This will allow them to have access to all of their student‰ÛTMs work and students will have ONE place of persistent communication with the teacher.

Instructions for attendees: Have a gmail account, bring laptop, tablet or any device to access email accounts.

8               Clouds in the Classroom: How Google Drive Impacts Learning and Community                           207B
Kai Johnson kjohnson@mmsny.org Teacher

MMS

Grades 5-8
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Participants will see firsthand how Google Drive contributes to classroom learning, drawing on the lessons learned from integrating Google Drive into 5th grade social studies and language arts classes. In our work this fall, we found that Google Drive offers students a more efficient way to complete and organize their school work. There is a seamless connection between work completed in school and at home. Students are more willing to revise and extend as they respond to comments from teachers and peers. Finally, perhaps the greatest impact is how the technology helps foster offline interactions and the class community.

After taking this workshop, participants will After taking this workshop, participants will be able to use Google Drive to increase organization and engagement in their class. Participants will get hands on experience in how to use Google Drive to organize, share, and edit student work.

Instructions for attendees: Google account.

9               Use of Websites to Improve Parent-Teacher Collaboration                 416
Rinat Levy-Cohen rinatlevco@gmail.com  Lower School Judaic Studies Language Learning Speciality, Leehee Baruch & Karen Schlissel 
Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Grades PK-4
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

Young learners are in the process of developing responsibility, ownership of their own learning, learning strategies, and good student behavior. Parent-teacher collaboration and communication is an important component in this process. Internet-based tools have been developed to promote parent-teacher collaboration and communication, and thereby reduce teacher workload. In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use 'classdojo' to encourage young learners to apply learning strategies, as well as 'myhomework' and 'teachers.io' to reduce teachers' workload. The presenter will offer insights from her own experience with these tools. Participants will be provided with hands-on, step by step instruction.

After taking this workshop, participants will After taking this workshop participants will be able to take advantage of technological tools to promote parents' collaboration and teacher workload reduction.

Instructions for attendees: Attendees should plan to bring a laptop or tablet. Instant free account creation on sites will be part of the session.

10            Twitter for Beginners: Building a PLN
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Katherine Matheson kmatheson@pcs-nyc.org Spanish Teacher

Professional Children's School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Does Twitter simultaneously intimidate and intrigue you? Learn how to harness the power of Twitter to take your instructional practice to the next level. If you've created an account but don't know whom to follow, how to understand hashtags, or are feeling overwhelmed, this workshop is for you. You'll set up a Twitter account, learn to read and search for tweets and users, and write your own tweets. You'll also become familiar with Twitter etiquette, learn to manage the information flow, and figure out how to use hashtags to find topics of interest to you and connect with other educators.

After taking this workshop, participants will use Twitter to personalize professional development and strengthen their teaching practice by sharing and collaborating with others around the world.

Instructions for attendees: A mobile device is a must in this workshop (laptop, smartphone or tablet). Download the Twitter app for your smartphone or tablet. You may also want to download HootSuite and Flipboard. You should also have a digital picture that you can use for your Twitter profile picture on your device.

11            Technology in the World Language Classroom     409
Njeri Semaj nsemaj@ecfs.org Teacher

Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Grades PK-12
Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Our students are ""digital natives"" and their world is fully integrated with technology. In order to further create authentic situations in the target language for our students and make a language come alive for them, we must design lessons and curriculum that naturally incorporate the use of technology in order to foster and develop our students' proficiency with the language.

After taking this workshop, participants will use technology as an assessment tool for your students' oral proficiency, help your students to make more authentic connections through the target language, and design more engaging and effective lessons and curriculum that integrate technology.

Instructions for attendees: Participants should create a Google account and/or Gmail account if you do not already have one. Participants should also bring a laptop or tablet.

12            Cancelled              Using Dropbox and Your iPad to Differentiate
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Jessica Soodek Jsoodek@theschool.columbia.edu  Lead Co-teacher/Kindergarten

The School at Columbia

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology,
Level of experience recommended: Basic

In this workshop I will show how having a class account in Dropbox will increase the functionality of your classroom! Come and learn the organization system that I am using in my Kindergarten class to provide my students with differentiated lessons and seamlessly collect their work. Dropbox allows one to create great lessons on a laptop, quickly distribute them to each student's iPad and assess the work on whichever device they choose. Come if you are a beginner interested in developing a system using this tool.

After taking this workshop, participants will Participants will come away with a sound understanding of how Dropbox interacts with your devices and how you can use this cloud based application to add robust, differentiated lessons to your curriculum.

13            The Teacher's iPad                             412
Harry Banks hbanks@theidealschool.org 1st Grade Head Teacher
The IDEAL School Of Manhattan

Grades PK-4

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Math, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

How can we use the iPad as a teaching tool when we don't have one for every student? This workshop will focus on how to integrate this highly personalized technology (the iPad) into the classroom when we only have one available. The workshop will show how the teacher can use this ""one iPad"" in their room to support their work with students.

After taking this workshop, participants will use Notability, Notebook, Google Drive and Forms Apps. -Have methodologies for using the iPad to support student instruction from the teacher side.

Instructions for attendees: Download Notability, Notebook, Google Drive and Forms Apps.

14            Enhancing Anchor Charts with Anchor Videos                        414

Abby Berkelhammer aberkelhammer@lfny.org  Primary English Teacher; Lauren Schwartz
Lycee Francais de New York

Grades PK-4

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

In this workshop, you will learn how to create videos to enhance your anchor charts. ""Anchor videos"" are videos you make with your students for them to reference throughout the year. The videos are not just used as an assessment, but are used as a reference for students to refer to at home or during the school day. Our example anchor video is a video we made with our students that shows groups of students demonstrating different reading strategies.

After taking this workshop, participants will create their own anchor videos.

Instructions for attendees: Laptop with iMovie.

15            Chromebook Adoption: Lessons Learned
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Shelley Miller smiller@trevor.org  5th Gr Classroom Teacher; Liz Fishman
, 5th Gr Classroom Teacher; Jennifer Ralston Technology Specialist
Trevor Day School
Grades PK-8
Subject areas: Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

This past year, our school rolled out Chromebooks in 3rd-6th grades. Come hear about our adoption process and the lessons we learned along the way. We'll also share ways that teachers and students are using them successfully in their classrooms.

After taking this workshop, participants will understand if Chromebooks will fit their school's needs, best practices for adopting Chromebooks, and ideas for classroom use

16            Can we make it a conversation? 308
Emily Chakwin echakwin@marymountnyc.org  Science Teacher
Marymount School of NY
Grades PK-8
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts,Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

Our traditional default is for student work to be a private conversation between herself and the teacher. Is it time to reconsider that default? Using online tools, itÕs just as easy for students to share their work with peers; benefits can be substantial. WhoÕs the most authentic audience for a ten-year-oldÕs ideas? Other ten-year-olds! By sharing their work, students can gain inspiration, engage in dialogue, motivate and challenge each other. IÕll give my account of using discussion boards in 4th and 5th grade science classes. WeÕll explore benefits and drawbacks of this approach, along with strategies for a smooth implementation.

After taking this workshop, participants will try online student discussions in their own classes.

Session 2 (11:15 – 12:15)

Workshop Selection Form

17            Shakespeare in 2D, 3D & HD        308

Nicole Butterfield nbutterfield@hackleyschool.org  English Teacher; Ms. Kimberley Guzowski
Hackley School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Arts

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Give your students a new set of tools to help them read, understand, enjoy and perform Shakespeare. Inspire close reading and vocabulary work, text-based set design, and classroom performance and filmmaking. Be ready for a dynamic, hands on experience that will help you help your students take Shakespeare off the page and into the world.

After taking this workshop, participants will transform the way students use laptops, tablets, shoebox dioramas, and video cameras to study Shakespeare and to capture and share classroom performances of monologues and scenes.

Instructions for attendees: Download iMovie or other video editing application.

18            Utilizing the App Store to Differentiate your Math Classroom
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Catherine Hildebrandt childebrandt@theschool.columbia.edu  Middle Division Math Teacher/ Associate Program Coordinator
; Christina Zembruski, Middle Division Math Teacher

The School at Columbia

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: Math, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

Differentiating in a heterogeneous middle school math class can be both exciting and challenging. While a range of activities, problems, and strategies allow students to build upon their learning, it is often hard for them to do so given classroom demands. This workshop will focus on how we have leveraged technology to support student advancement and self-assessment. Workshop attendees will explore classroom applications such as Evernote and Dropbox. Professionals will share their experiences, and the discussion will then build upon the work the presenters have shared.

After taking this workshop, participants will Utilize applications and hardware to differentiate within their classroom, and communicate more efficiently with co-teachers and colleagues.

19            Using SocialBook in the Classroom
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Sol Gait‡n solbia@earthlink.net  Spanish Teacher
; Bob Stein Director of The Institute for the Future of the Book
Dalton School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

This workshop presents an introduction to the use of SocialBook in the classroom. For two years my students have been using SocialBook, an innovative reading environment, for all their course assignments. Not only do the students do all the reading, they come to class having already discussed it together. The class sessions start ahead of where they ever ended up in the past.

After taking this workshop, participants will Use SocialBook in their classrooms.

20            Do iPads Enhance Proficiency? Results of a 1:1 iPad Pilot                 312
Katherine Matheson kmatheson@pcs-nyc.org  Spanish Teacher
Professional Children's School

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

How can iPads enrich the learning process? What are the challenges of iPad integration? In this session, results from a 1:1 iPad pilot program in a foreign language classroom will be analyzed. Lesson plans, activities and assessments will be shared and strategies for applying best practices, even in classrooms without iPads, will be discussed.

After taking this workshop, participants will apply best practices for integrating iPads into instruction to maximize student learning.

Instructions for attendees: Come with questions and have an open mind!

21            Cancelled              Teaching through Treasure Hunts
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Moshe Rosenberg moshe@saracademy.org  teacher
SAR Academy

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology,
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Take advantage of tools your students are already using to teach, excite and whet educational appetites through Treasure Hunts. Treasure Hunts can be formulated based on email, QR codes, apps like Aurasma, even social media. They can take the form of a Scavenger Hunt, a theme or book tie-in, (eg Harry Potter), a Mystery to be solved, even a YouTube journey. By participating in the Hunt, students can explore a body of information, learn research methods, meet historic personalities and grow in their enthusiasm for learning.

After taking this workshop, participants will design multiple varieties of Treasure Hunts that will build their students' knowledge base, skills and enthusiasm.

Instructions for attendees: SmartPhone recommended but not required. Download a free QR code app, like Qrafter, but not required.

22            Streamline Your Classroom Using Google Apps for Education!       316
Katie White kwhite@marymountnyc.org  Science Teacher
; Jillian Pagliocca (English teacher)

Marymount School of New York
Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of programs that can greatly enhance learning and teaching. This session is for teachers who are interested in moving towards a more paperless classroom and finding new ways to organize class materials and student work. Participants will learn how to leverage Google Drive and Google Sites for the classroom, including how to create an organized space for storing curriculum materials and student work. Hear from two teachers who have several years of experience using these platforms in their classroom and who can provide tips and strategies for using these tools effectively.

After taking this workshop, participants will 1. Create a Google Site for their classes 2. Create an organized filing system within Google Drive for storing curricular materials and student work 3. Use functionalities within Google Drive (spreadsheet, presentation, forms, etc.) for the creation of class materials and for assessment.

Instructions for attendees: Bring a laptop and a USB drive to receive materials (optional). Create a Google account.

23            Technology Integration in Chinese Language Classroom                   207A
Yiping Zhang yzhang@unis.org  Chinese Teacher

United Nations International School

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language
Level of experience recommended: Basic

This workshop will provide an introduction to using quicktime, quizlet, voice thread, and iMovie in the Chinese language classroom.

After taking this workshop, participants will After taking this workshop participants will be able to gain knowledge about using some apps to improve listening,speaking,reading and writing skills in language teaching classroom.

Instructions for attendees: Register for an account online for quiz let.com and voice thread.com

24            Old School to New School: Creative Computing in a Progressive Context 406
Dan Levy danl@cityandcountry.org  Teacher
City and Country School

Grades 5-8
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Scratch is a programming environment which appeals to children's fluency with technology. It is supported by a vast library that you and your students can use to create presentations, games and educational materials. If you're a middle school teacher who'd like to expand your students' palette of tools, this workshop is for you. We will explore Scratch using examples from the humanities, math and science so that you can confidently support your students. We will avoid justifying the value of teaching coding and plunge directly into sharing approaches you can use to introduce the joy of self-expression through creative computing.

After taking this workshop, participants will support students who wish to create curriculum-related games and presentations using Scratch.

Instructions for attendees: Create a Scratch account at http://scratch.mit.edu and look around, possibly watch tutorial videos and check out the ScratchEd community at http://scratched.media.mit.edu. Bring a laptop to the workshop (not required)!

25            Developing, Teaching, and Assessing Online Courses for Students            408
Kerry Roeder kroeder@pcs-nyc.org  Library Media Specialist
Professional Children's School

Grades 9-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

How do we prepare our students for a learning environment where nearly a third of all college students engage in online learning? Learn about what you can do to develop, implement, and assess a meaningful online course for high school students. Find out what tools can be used in creating a virtual learning environment that works to enhance student understanding. Discuss challenges, best practices, and the pedagogy behind teaching hybrid, flipped, and online courses.

After taking this workshop, participants will Following this session, teachers will know a variety of tools and teaching tips to move forward in developing an online course.

26            Can you show me again? : Blended Learning and the Art of Digital Repetition           409
Andrew Gael agael@cookecenter.org  Math teacher and Math Department Head

Cooke Center Academy

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

In an ideal "flipped" classroom, students learn content at home and use limited class time to work with their teacher. Teaching students with learning challenges can make this flipped classroom model unrealistic and unproductive. In a blended classroom, students receive tailored instruction and can demonstrate progress and mastery of objectives through varied methods of assessment. Using SMARTBoard activities, scaffolded video/audio lessons, interactive diagrams, guided instruction with "traditional" and electronic participation, instant feedback and early and continued access to content before and after lessons, students can work at their own pace to develop an understanding of the unit's essential questions.

After taking this workshop, participants will create a interactive learning space that meets the needs of ALL learners.

27            Cancelled              Making Class Blogging Meaningful
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Perri Goldstein pgoldstein@ecfs.org  Third Grade Assistant Teacher
Ethical Culture FIeldston School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Blogging can be a great way for students to communicate with each other and their families about classroom and school. It is a window of communication between home and school as well as between families and students. However, to make blogging meaningful, students and families need to be equipped with the right tools and the appropriate technology while making the writing persuasive and interesting. This workshop will explore classroom blogging, with a focus on potential trials and tribulations and how to best circumvent them. The workshop will also look at how a blog can and should evolve.

After taking this workshop, participants will create interactive, meaningful classroom blogs that shape young writers to better understand effective internet communication.

28            Cancelled              Google Glass in the [Music] Class
                 207B
Rachel Klem rklem@theschool.columbia.edu  Music Teacher; Eve Becker

The School at Columbia

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic,

How can Google Glass help you in your interactions with students? Lessons and uses for Glass in a Music classroom will be presented for discussion.

After taking this workshop, participants will ..incorporate the ideas used within a classroom with Glass, and adapt for one's own device/school setting. Also, how, why, when do we capture audio/visual and for what purposes? How do we advocate for new technology?

29            Videos, Blogs, and Audio Recording, Oh My!
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Rebecca Singer rsinger@dwight.edu  EAL Coordinator

Dwight School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Learn about three great tools I have used successfully to improve students' language arts skills. Specifically, this workshop will provide hands on instruction on how to create student blogs, how to use Ted ED (Ted Talks) videos to flip your classroom, and also how to use Microsoft Word to record students reading aloud.

After taking this workshop, participants will After taking this workshop participants will be able to lead students in creating their own blogs and create interactive homework assignments using Ted ED (Ted Talks) videos. Participants will also learn to use Microsoft Word to monitor students‰ÛTM reading and pronunciation skills.

Instructions for attendees: Microsoft Word, A video you have used in class from Youtube or TED Talks

30            Cancelled  A Gallery of Student Voices
    
MacKenzie Dubow mdubow@hewittschool.org  Second Grade Teacher

Hewitt School

Grades PK-4

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Use QR or quick response codes to turn your classroom into an interactive museum. With a click of your camera phone, student voices fill the classroom.

After taking this workshop, participants will You will learn how to use QR generator and reader apps to have students describe their learning and talk about their artwork. Your students can make videos of the ""author"" discussing their life, their favorite books, and tips on writing. You will hear about how to have your students share book trailers and reviews.

Instructions for attendees: Download Audioboo and a QR reader app

31            Google Earth for Kg-Gr2                   416
Joan Arrowsmith jarrowsmith@ecfs.org  Librarian
Fieldston Lower School
Grades PK-4
Subject areas: History/Social Studies, Science, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Google Earth is a powerful tool that can be used to create resources that are meaningful to younger children. Included in this session will be examples of different kinds of maps created to support lower grade curriculum pieces. We will create a simple map at the end.

After taking this workshop, participants will create a basic map in Google Earth.

Instructions for attendees: If participants wish to work on a map, they should bring a laptop with Google Earth 7.0 or above.

32            Bilingual eBooks
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Paula Marra pmarra@unis.org  JA teacher
; Keri Laurito
United Nations International School

Grades PK-8

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

In this workshop we will ""write a book"" together. We will cover how to choose the font and colors, how to create and position text boxes, how to place an image and how to make a recording. You need to have Book Writer downloaded on your iPad, some images from your photo library handy and something you want to write about. We will also look at how to share the eBook.

After taking this workshop, participants will write an eBook

Instructions for attendees: Bring iPad, ̈Download Book Writer.

Session 3 (1:15 – 2:15)

Workshop Selection Form

33            Smart Notebook Math Tools          207A
Rosemarie Izzo rizzo@polyprep.org  Mathematics teacher
Kate Flahive & Richard Nolan
Poly Prep CDS
Grades 5-12
Subject areas: Math
Level of experience recommended: Basic

This workshop will demonstrate SMART Notebook Math Tools. This is an add-on to SMART Notebook. Math Tools allows you to easily incorporate shapes, measurement tools, graphs and equations into lesson activities. Note: For use with Windows operating systems only. Not for use with Mac computers.

After taking this workshop, participants will create lesson activities that make lessons more visual, understandable and interactive using the tools that will be demonstrated.

Instructions for attendees: Attendees should download notes from the following site http://downloads01.smarttech.com/media/sitecore/en/support/product/smartnotebookmath/2013/guidenotebook11_1mathv24jan13.pdf

34            Digital Portfolios: Curating a Life of Learning
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Mark Silberberg msilberberg@lrei.org  Middle School Principal
; Saber Khan, LREI, Design Teacher; Alex Steinberg,Churchill School,
LREI

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Digital portfolios leverage technology in exciting ways to support innovation in learning and assessment. They provide a powerful medium for students to collect, curate and reflect on the work they create. The portfolio helps teachers to engage in authentic and ongoing assessment with each student. In this workshop, we hope to bring together colleagues who are already exploring the use of digital portfolios, and those who are still thinking about it, to learn and share together. We aim to minimize presenter directed time and to rather facilitate small group conversations aimed at eliciting best practices and compelling questions.

After taking this workshop, participants will identify next steps in their action plan for implementing a digital portfolio program or furthering a program that is already in place.

Instructions for attendees: Bring any print or digital materials that highlight best practices in their school related to digital portfolios. Additional info for attendees can be accessed at http://bit.ly/TWT-Portfolios

35            3D Printing in Chocolate                  203-204
Luigi Cicala lcicala@brearley.org  Art Teacher  Karl Paranya, Math Teacher
The Brearley School
Grades 9-12
Subject areas: Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

An art teacher and a math teacher who lead an elective in sculpture and 3D printing for high school students at Brearley will share introductory lessons in 3D scanning, 3D printing, and casting objects in edible chocolate with simple and widely available online tools.

After taking this workshop, participants will Create a simple 3D scan of an object of their choice and print it; use a food-safe mold making material to cast objects in chocolate; explore in greater depth abundant free online resources for 3D printing revealed in the workshop.

Instructions for attendees: Registering for accounts at Shapeways.com and Autodesk 123d Catch (https://www.123dapp.com/gopremium ) is helpful but not necessary.

36            iLab: Digitizing the Lab Notebook
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Nikki Vivion nvivion@nightingale.org  Science Department Head; Nicole Seibert

Nightingale-Bamford School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: Science

Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

This workshop will present ideas for middle and upper school science teachers to use a 1:1 student iPad program to digitize the traditional paper lab notebook approach. Using a note-taking app like Notability, students record their data in their digital lab notebooks, supplementing typical lab report components (materials list, data tables, etc.) with imported, labeled photos, short videos, and sound clips they've taken during the lab investigation. Throughout this exploration, we discovered that this approach customizes the knowledge acquisition process, individualizes the final student product, encourages collaboration in unique ways and allows the lab experience to reach multiple types of learners.

After taking this workshop, participants will 1. Convert paper lab handouts to digital versions 2. Share the digital document with students via cloud storage apps (e.g., Google Drive or Dropbox) 3. Facilitate student creation of a lab report by importing the shared document to a note-taking app (e.g., Notability) 4. Customize the lab report format and contents to their specific discipline and grade level by using apps to create graphs and other visual displays of data or devices like a microscope camera or data collection probes 5. Collect, grade, and return the lab report to students digitally

Instructions for attendees: Bring an updated iPad, keyboard and/or stylus, with the following apps downloaded: 1. Notability 2. A scanning app (e.g., Genius Scan, CamScanner HD, or TinyScan) 3. Google Drive and/or Dropbox It is also recommended to bring sample data (e.g., 10 data points) to practice graphing tools and a sample of a lab handout or other instructional material.

37            Why Test If You Don't Have To? Using Virtual Representations and Screencasting to Alternatively Assess Learning
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Katie White kwhite@marymountnyc.org  Science Teacher

Marymount School of New York

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Tired of using traditional assessments? This session is for teachers who are interested in finding novel and effective ways to probe their studentsÕ learning. In this session, participants will learn about a broadly applicable alternative assessment method that I have used in my classroom. Instead of summatively assessing my students‰ÛTM learning with a unit test, I asked my students to create virtual illustrations of science concepts using a computer and web-based illustration tools such as PowerPoint, Scratch, or easel.ly. Students used QuickTime Player to record screencasts explaining their visual representations, uploaded these screencasts to the internet, and critiqued each otherÕs work during a class-wide Virtual Gallery Walk.

After taking this workshop, participants will Implement this alternative assessment method in their own classrooms, with attention to modifications for students that do not have easy access to computers.

Instructions for attendees: Bring a USB drive to receive materials (optional). Non-Mac users: please download and install the free screencasting program Screencast-O-Matic to your laptop prior to the workshop. (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screen_recorder )

38            Teaching & Planning with Google Calendars
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Sarah Whittier swhittier@cityandcountry.org  Teacher
City and Country School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

This workshop will help you learn how to use Google Calendar to post, edit, revise, and develop your curriculum and class assignments in a dynamic way with your students. Google Calendar is especially useful for planning and communication.

After taking this workshop, participants will 1) Create, name, color-code and share Google Calendars 2) Post, edit, revise, move, and repeat class assignments on Google Calendars 3) Plan curriculum by pacing assignments, reading schedules, field trips, in-class activities, and all class related activities by using Google Calendars 4) Feel confident that all the hard work of your curriculum planning is both easy to access for you and your students, AND that once you've set up your curriculum on Google Calendars, it's easy to shift all your assignments to the next year.

Instructions for attendees: Bring syllabus or list of assignments they're currently teaching or planning to teach.

39            Flipping your Class: going Beyond the Buzz Word to Meet the Needs of Your Students      406
Hassan Wilson hwilson@friendsseminary.org  teacher, science department chair

Friends Seminary

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

The media offers an overly simplistic definition of flipping the class: video lectures for homework and homework during class. While this buzz word has gained national attention, there is great diversity and potential in flipped classes. If you're interested in going beyond the buzz word to learn the benefits and tangible strategies for harnessing the power of flipped classes, sign up for this interactive presentation.

After taking this workshop, participants will understand the benefits of different flipped class models, access relevant resources, and develop an action plan to flip their classes.

Instructions for attendees: Google account and optional review of my blog at wilsonsflippedlab.blogspot.com

40            Editing podcasts on GarageBand : create ready-to-use authentic listening clips using mobile technology 408
Mikel Berrier mberrier@brunswickschool.org  Teacher of French
Brunswick School
Grades 5-12
Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies
Level of experience recommended: Basic

There are thousands of resources on the web that are in podcast form. How do I turn that into something I can actually use in the classroom? How do I choose and checkmark, download and edit? We will explore the world of free podcasts on the web (using iTunes) and discuss the best method to cut out just what you need to use in class (using GarageBand). Although the presenter is a language teacher, he believes this can be of interest to teachers of other subjects who are interested in exploring the world of information in audio form.

After taking this workshop, participants will ...download and edit podcasts, start building their own library of readyto- use audio files.

Instructions for attendees: You will need a laptop with iTunes and GarageBand. Headphones would be useful as well.

41            Why create your own iBook in teaching and learning world languages?        409
Mimi Melkonian Aibel mimelko@yahoo.com  Head of Arabic Language; 
Georges Chahwan, Head of the Arabic Department at Choate Rosemary School
Brunswick School and Choate Rosemary School

Grades 9-12

Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Why create an iBook in teaching and learning world languages? Working in fast changing education environments requires revisiting pedagogical approaches to teaching world language. Adapting curricula, encouraging collaboration and increasing integrative learning spaces, along with new vital tools, will foster updated pedagogical settings in which students can successfully navigate within the target language, while enhancing their interpersonal, interpretative and presentational skills. In this workshop, we will present iBooks created by students and teachers in Arabic. We invite you to explore, examine and extend your learning and teaching possibilities with us using the iPad and iBook Author application.

After taking this workshop, participants will create your own iBook in teaching and learning world languages Instructions for attendees: Download iBook Author on your laptop.

42            iPads & Easy Electronic Portfolios
               411
Edward Goodall egoodall@hewittschool.org  Science Teacher
; Hedwig Aerts; Erik Nauman
Hewitt School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

In this workshop a successful model for your school's portfolio system will be offered, worked through, and improved upon. By using photos, videos, and text, we will go beyond static portfolio systems. Learning and reflection in subjects from science and language to athletics and performing arts are supported.

After taking this workshop, participants will Have students create their own portfolios that can be shared as iBooks or sent home as pdf's.

Instructions for attendees: Bring an iPad, iBooks (free download)and a way of making an epub file (e.g. Strong recommendation is Book Creator, $5 app but available free first use, or other, e.g Scribble Press, free)

43            Web 3.0 And Social Media In The Classroom
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Mercer Hall mhall@buckleycountryday.com  Teacher
; Patricia Russac

Buckley Country Day School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

The tools of Web 3.0 involve real-time virtual worlds and intelligent personal agents along a spectrum of learning interactions from social media to collaborative documents. Rather than relying on pushed or shared content, the current learning model is live and mobile. Classrooms that incorporate Twitter, Padlet, apps, and flipped learning also need to embrace avatars, Tellagami, and considerations of digital privacy. Interactive, social Web 3.0 resources require proactive ways to access tech tools and still preserve learners' anonymity.

After taking this workshop, participants will take advantage of the dynamic, changing edtech landscape of interactive Web 3.0 tools and social media, while still preserving the digital footprints and identities of students.

44            Cancelled      Blogging in Math Class
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Fanny Sosenke fsosenke@brooklynfriends.org  Blogging in math; Maria Pilar Sanchez

Brooklyn Friends School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: Math

Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

Are you ready to start your math blog? Whether you want a personal blog or a students' math blog this session will get you started. You will get ideas on what to include in your blog, tools to make your blog interesting, and ways to include your students in blogging.

After taking this workshop, participants will publish their own classroom math blog. Instructions for attendees: Download the educreations app. on your iPad.

45            Using Google Sites to Create Your Classroom Website      414
Jillian Wagner jillianw@cityandcountry.org  Science Teacher; Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie, 3rd Grade Teacher

City and Country School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: Other:

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Do you want to make an AMAZING classroom website? Do you want students to have a place to go to find resources for homework or in class? Do you want parents to be able to access classroom information online? Join us in this hands-on workshop where we will help you get started setting up your own website. Our classroom websites and resources will be shared. Beginners don't be intimidated! We were beginners not too long ago!

After taking this workshop, participants will create their own classroom website using Google Sites.

Instructions for attendees: Set up a free Google account. Google Chrome is preferable but other web browsers will work also.

46            Cancelled              High & Low Tech in the Elementary Classroom      416
Erin Hunter ehunter@unis.org  2nd Grade Teacher; Isabel Valenzuela, 1st Grade Teacher; Francesca Zammarano
 Junior School Technology Integrator
United Nations International School
Grades PK-4

Subject areas: Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

In this workshop we will explore the following questions: How can you combine high and low tech tools in the elementary classroom? What is a simple circuit and how can my students make one? How does the design process fit in?

After taking this workshop, participants will make a simple circuit using conductive tape, led's and a power source Instructions for attendees: just come!

47  Culturally Responsive Uses of Technology In Diverse Classrooms
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Kathryn Kaiser kk2224@columbia.edu  Primary Division Head, 
Kathryn Pabarue, grade 1 teacher and Catherine Georges, grade 7 teacher
School at Columbia

Grades PK-8

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Math, Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

This session will provide examples of effective uses of technology to create a culturally relevant classroom ""that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes."" (Ladson-Billings). Diverse classrooms that value this important pedagogy as a way to successfully educate a wide range of students can also use technology to empower their students.

After taking this workshop, participants will Actively incorporate meaningful uses of technology into their practice of culturally relevant pedagogy.

48            Your robot English teacher: How Big Data is prompting a radical new way of looking at books 311
Gary Schmidt gschmidt@post.harvard.edu  Instructor of English
Friends Academy
Grades 9-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

What do platforms like Google Ngram, Rap Genius, the Shakespeare Search Engine, and Baby Name Wizard have in common? They all take advantage of the internetÕs ability to collect and organize word data, sourced over a span of years, decades, or even centuries. The information we can gather with these advanced search tools now makes it possible to trace the evolution of grammar, words, and ideas across time – a fascinating tool that will allow humanities teachers to ask new and intriguing questions of the books they teach. Join me as I introduce you to these and other tools.

After taking this workshop, participants will Use data and analytics to analyze the history of words and ideas in a fresh new way

Instructions for attendees: Having a computer or iPad handy is recommended, but not essential

Session 4  (2:30 – 3:30)

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49            A Practical Guide to "Flipping the Classroom"         308

Eric Bray EBray@gow.org  Mathematics Teacher
; Ben Duffy, BDuffy@gow.org , Applied Technology Teacher

Gow School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

"Flipping the classroom" is a student-centered instructional model where students watch a lecture on a computer and then valuable class-time is used to solve problems and complete assignments. The ins, outs, and details will be discussed as well as how to practically implement such an approach into nearly any school setting, without an overly robust network infrastructure or expensive hardware.

After taking this workshop, participants will be able to flip their own classroom, with the knowledge of the various free online resources available to help them do so.

51            Cancelled              Enriching Language Learning with Technology
    312
Talia Gonzalez tgonzalez@theschool.columbia.edu  Spanish Teacher; Clarisa Leal; Nicole Haleen
, Erin OÕLeary
The School at Columbia

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Technology is an incredible tool for the language classroom but can often be seen as difficult to manage or implement. In this workshop, we will explore a few simple and straightforward ways to use technology to enrich and extend students' learning.

After taking this workshop, participants will use GoogleApps as a way to create and manage language blogs, formulate ways of incorporating animated shorts from YouTube in their classrooms, and use Vocaroo as a recording tool.

Instructions for attendees: Make sure to have a gmail account in order to experiment with google apps.

52            Technology-Based Student Projects
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Elsa Hepner ehepner@gcschool.org  Latin Teacher

Grace Church School

Grades 5-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Arts
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Participants will be introduced to the following applications and how I apply them to my curriculum: Fakebook, Glogster, Google Maps, and Photospeak. I will model their use and share examples of student-designed projects. The session will close with a discussion of practical applications of these tools, especially with regard to student projects and learning, both individual and collaborative.

After taking this workshop, participants will navigate these applications and apply them to their own curriculum, creating student projects and assessments.

Instructions for attendees: Bring a laptop and (if possible) a tablet.

54            Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Technology: Useful Functions of Microsoft Word and Excel            316
Dritan Muca dmuca@nicholsschool.org  Math Teacher

Nichols School of Buffalo, NY

Grades 5-12
Subject areas: Math

Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

The algebraic and symbolic capacities of the free mathematics add-in of Microsoft Word and solver add-in of Microsoft Excel can turn Word and Excel into powerful graphing calculators. This session will familiarize mathematics teachers with some the features of these add-ins. The mathematics add-in and solver add-in are available as free downloads to licensed holders of Microsoft Office.

After taking this workshop, participants will to engage with particular graphical and computational tools at school and home. The session will cover topics from Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus of Single Variable.

Instructions for attendees: Bring windows based laptops., download the free Microsoft Word Mathematics Add-In from Microsoft Corporation's website.


55            Storyboard to Stop Motion
             406
Katelin O'Hare kohare@theschool.columbia.edu  Visual Arts Teacher & Karen Blumberg
The School at Columbia University
Grades PK-12
Subject areas: Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Bring your subject matter to life! This workshop will focus on using simple tools and equipment to create a Stop Motion film. View each step of the process through student work starting with a storyboard, dialogue and character creation. We will review multiple iPad Apps that can be used for both filming and editing. While this workshop is focused on art and technology, you can translate the experience to any classroom. With Stop Motion films, students can record an experiment, tell a story, or solve a math problem. Add creativity and collaboration to your curriculum with Stop Motion films.

After taking this workshop, participants will Participants will be able to teach their students the ins and outs of creating Stop Motion on the iPad. They will walk away with knowledge of the steps and processed needed to create a successful film from start to finish.

Instructions for attendees: please bring an iPad if possible, some will be available to share. The app Stop Motion Studio Pro will be used during the workshop please download this version or the free version ahead of time.

56            Create, Collaborate and Share in Google Presentations
    305
Gee Roldan geer@cityandcountry.org  Xs Group Teacher (5th Grade)
City and Country School

Grades 5-8

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Google Presentation is a powerful online tool that fosters collaboration, reflection and feedback. In this workshop, participants will see inspirational examples of how students integrate Google Presentation into their independent and collaborative social studies research. Participants will also spend some time creating a Google Presentation of their own.

After taking this workshop, participants will Create, Collaborate and Share in Google Presentations and be inspired to use Google Presentations in your work.

Instructions for attendees: Participants should have a Google account

57            Workflow & Assessment with iPad               Sold Out                408
Amanda Ingrassia aingrassia@friendsseminary.org  MS Math/Science Teacher


Friends Seminary

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Do you work in an iPad school and need help managing paperless workflow? In this workshop you will learn how to use 3 specific iPad apps that can be used in the classroom to maximize student organization- and make assessment easier for you, too. We will explore Notability as a note-taking and writing app, Showbie as an app for collecting and returning student work, and Socrative as an easy, fun, instantaneous assessment tool. Bring your iPad, and your Apple ID and password for downloading the apps. Laptops suggested since some management of the apps is best done online.

After taking this workshop, participants will Use three iPad apps to manage workflow in the classroom, and to minimize paper use while assessing student progress.

Instructions for attendees: Bring iPad, and laptop if possible. Download the three apps we will be using (Showbie, Notability, Socrative Teacher and Student apps). Email yourself 1-2 pdf files to use in the apps as examples.

58            #Twitter101: An Introduction to Handles, Hashtags and How to Make the Most of Your 140 Characters          409
Jennifer Kirsch jkirsch@hewittschool.org  5th Grade English Teacher

Hewitt School

Grades PK-12
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

Many consider Twitter to be some of the best free Professional Development available to teachers, but the task of getting started and figuring out how to make the most of your tweets can feel daunting. In this session we will review basic Twitter vocabulary, see some concrete examples of why Twitter is an important tool for teachers, and get started on expanding our Personal Learning Networks by exploring tweets from certified #EduStars.

After taking this workshop, participants will use Twitter like a pro! By the end of this session you will have composed your own tweets, chosen a few new folks to follow on Twitter, and become an expert in using hashtags to find the tweets that are relevant to you and your teaching.

Instructions for attendees: Create a Twitter account and come to the session logged in and ready to tweet!

59            Integrate International Projects in your Curriculum
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Laura Nietzer lnietzer@saddleriverday.org  6th grade Humanities Teacher

Saddle River Day School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic

Integrating international projects into a school's curriculum is not as difficult as some may think. Laura will share ways in which she involved her students in global collaboration projects and how she, and other educators, have been able to integrate these projects in their curriculum. Participants will learn how to get involved in global projects that already exist using the iEARN program as well as tips on how to design a successful project that opens up the walls of the classroom, allowing students to interact with people around the world.

After taking this workshop, participants will identify resources for the integration of international projects that will allow students to interact globally with others around the world.

60            How to Flip Your Classroom
            414
Jeanne Schumacher jschumacher@harveyschool.org  Science Teacher/Webmaster

Harvey School

Grades PK-12

Subject areas: English/Language Arts, World (Foreign) Language, History/Social Studies, Science, Math, Arts, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Advanced

Flipping Your Classroom - Planning How to Do it! This workshop is based on "Flip Your Classroom", by Bergmann and Sams. This session will focus on what is a flipped classroom and how I flipped my chemistry class this year. The presentation begins with what is a flipped classroom and then focuses on the technology used: Prezi as a basis for your lecture, a bamboo tablet to write and draw, Camtasia/Jing to record, Jupiter ED/Juno for grade book and on- line testing and Moodle/Finalsite to host.

After taking this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of what constitutes a flipped classroom, the benefits and what a teacher would need to do and learn in order to prepare a flipped classroom.

Instructions for attendees: If not familiar with the following, take time to look at and review prior to the workshop: Prezi (www.prezi.com), Bamboo Tablet (www.wacom.com) Camtasia (www.techsmith.com) Jupiter Ed (www.jupitered.com) Moodle (www.moodle.com) Finalsite (www.finalsite.com)

61            Using Technology to Promote Independence in Young Learners                   412
Karlyn Adler kadler@theschool.columbia.edu  Kindergarten Teacher
The School at Columbia

Grades PK-4
Subject areas: English/Language Arts, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Basic, Advanced

In elementary school, students may have appropriate developmental limitations that don't allow them to show their full understanding of content introduced. They can't always read or write in a way that truly expresses their knowledge. As a result, I have developed structured activities that allow students to show their understanding, independent of their reading and writing ability. This workshop will introduce tools used in the primary grades to promote independence and maximize productivity during self-directed student centers. This workshop will focus on how we use iPads to promote self-sufficiency and confidence while maintaining a rigorous and relevant curriculum.

After taking this workshop, participants will have strategies for implementing iPad Apps such as My Story, SMART Notebook, and Puppet Pals. Step-by-step directions will be given so that you can integrate this teaching style into your practice. Also, examples will be given on how to use the student created content for assessment.

62            How to Find the Tool That Suits Your Needs?
         414
Preeti Fibiger pfibiger@ecfs.org  Math Specialist/Science Teacher
Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Grades PK-4

Subject areas: Science, Math, Technology

Level of experience recommended: Basic

In this day and age, there are so many apps to choose from. How do you know which one will suit your needs? How can you assess and reflect on them after they have been used? Is the reflection piece an important and useful part of the process? During this workshop, participants will explore apps such as Mental Note, Edmodo and Popplet, and learn how to evaluate if and how these apps could be useful in your work.

After taking this workshop, participants will know how to intentionally choose an app and be inspired to reflect on the app after it is used.

Instructions for attendees: Download Mental Note and Popplet, as well as register an Edmodo account. Bring their own iPad.

63            Working with students to create minecraft games that enhance the classroom experience 406
Daniel Lipin dlipin@hackleyschool.org  Middle School Science Teacher
William Zhou (student programmer)
Hackley School
Grades 5-8
Subject areas: Science, Math, Technology
Level of experience recommended: Advanced

This workshop begins with a lecture describing how DanielÕs students (regular Minecraft players) created games that could be integrated into the middle school science curriculum. The first simulation will be of the Galapagos Islands, where players can discover the different types of animals that have evolved to suit their islandÕs unique environments. The second simulation will be the human immune system, where players must protect human cells from a viral infection. In part two of this workshop, attendees with Minecraft accounts will have the opportunity to play in these student created games while observing how learning takes place from the experience.

After taking this workshop, participants will see how they can encourage students within their own classroom who are players of Minecraft to create games to enhance learning in their own classrooms.

Instructions for attendees: Attendees do not need a minecraft account, but having one will allow them to be more than an observer during the second part of the workshop.

64            Technology Supporting Spanish Language Immersion     205
Cristina Mella cmella@ecfs.org  Spanish Teacher
Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Grades PK-8
Subject areas: World (Foreign) Language
Level of experience recommended: Basic

The goal of the Spanish program at Fieldston Lower is to give children the greatest opportunity to hear and speak Spanish and to connect it to their daily life experiences. In this workshop participants will see and experience a variety of activities and resources provided for students and teachers.

After taking this workshop, participants will integrate Spanish in the daily life of the school and to teach a foreign language in a more dynamic and engaging way.

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