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Medfield Public Schools invites you to our 4th Annual Digital Learning Day!  It is an entire day filled with free professional development from over 60 teacher-led workshops focusing on MakerSpace/ STEAM, the integration of iPads & Google Apps for Education, student showcases, discussion panels, and special Out-of-District guest presenters.
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Friday, March 25
 

8:30am

Authentic and Formative Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

I hope to engage teachers in discussions about the concepts of formative and authentic assessments. I hope to demonstrate, through student examples, ways in which I have utilized technology in my classroom to formatively and authentically assess students in real and seamless ways. Also, I hope to explore some of the ways in which technology can simplify and transform the formative assessment process (as far as time and feedback) and drive instruction as a result.

Here is the link to my PRESENTATION!! 

Presenters
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Kelly Ruminski

Grade 6 Science Teacher, Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 118 First Floor

8:30am

Using 'Book Creator' to assess student learning and ability to share their knowledge
Limited Capacity seats available

--I plan to share strategies, objectives for using the app, lesson ideas, as well as how to use the app to build confidence and familiarity (the features, components, etc).
--I have used Book Creator with my students for multiple activities and projects, and I will share examples of my students' work so that you may discover how this app can be utilized in your own classroom as a means to share knowledge and student learning.

You may access my presentation here.



Presenters
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Maura Condon

Grade 5 Teacher, Dale St. School
Grade 5 Teacher at Dale Street School in Medfield, MA


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

8:30am

Infographics: The New Way to Share Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Looking for fun, creative ways for your students to practice close reading and research skills?   Join us to learn how to use inforgraphics to motivate your students to create, collaborate and share research presentations.  At the end of the session, time will be given for teachers to make their own infographic.



 
 



Presenters
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Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5
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Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 115 First Floor

8:30am

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity full

After much hesitation, I jumped into using Classroom this year, and I would not turn back having started using it. My session will cover the basics of how to set up Classroom and communicate to students with it. I have used Classroom to communicate with students, conduct class activities, work on major written asignments, and issue homework and class starter / exit slip activities. All of these topics will be covered in the session.

Presenters

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 006 Downstairs

8:30am

Pass your Google Driving Test!
Limited Capacity filling up

Calling all beginner Google Drivers- this session is for you.  Learn how to navigate Drive, be better organized, save time and use Google Drive like a pro!

Here is the link to my presentation. There will be plenty of hands-on time, so let me know if you'd like help with anything in particular!

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 119 First Floor

8:30am

Using Today's Meet to Enhance Socratic Seminars
Limited Capacity full

My partner Ann Marie Fratolillo and I will show how to run a Socratic Seminar (student-run discussion) using Today's Meet, to facilitate involvement of all students. We will discuss how we've used it, how it can be extended beyond the classroom, etc.  To model the process, we will host a Socratic during the session on using technology in the classroom. To prepare for the session, feel free to visit this link:   and consider how/why you use technology in the classroom, and if you have any concerns about it. In addition, we will provide copies of the Goals & Rubric for Socratic.

Pre-reading is not necessary; we will provide access to the article at the session as well.

Presenters
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Ann Marie Fratolillo

Blake Middle School
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Mary Garcia

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 116 First Floor

8:30am

Sphero Year II and MakerSpace
Limited Capacity seats available

Last year, I covered how we planned to use the Robotic Ball - Sphero - that Bedford received through a community grant. This year I will talk about what we learned and how they will fit into our MakerSpace this year!

This is a hands on activity so bring your iPad It might be a good idea to download the SPRK Sphero app from the App Store (its free)! Don't worry there will be extra iPads and plenty of Spheros :)

Handout/Presentation Link 

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall

Instructional Technology Specialist, Bedford Public Schools



Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 120 First Floor

8:30am

You're Still not on Twitter?
Limited Capacity seats available

What? You're Not On Twitter? Twitter has become a terrific resource for educators.  Come and learn the benefits of this social media tool and create your own Professional Learning Network (PLN).  We'll sign you up for an account and get you off and running.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Parga

Robert Parga

Principal, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 112 First Floor

8:30am

Self Care for the Educator
Limited Capacity full

Yes, that means taking a little time for yourself.  Our students aren't the only ones who experience stress and anxiety.  In this session, participants will practice techniques that can help manage stress, increase focus, and simply make you feel better. Breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, positive affirmations and Brain Gym will be among the tools presented in this session.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Renaud

Karen Renaud

Medfield High School
Stress management techniques.


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 125 First Floor

8:30am

Google Drawings
Limited Capacity full

Getting Funky with Google Drawings:
Learn the basics of Google Drawing and discover why it is one of Google’s hidden gems. This session will start with the basic tool set and then move beyond by looking at how images and drawings can be utilized across Google Apps and digital hubs. The Session will cover how to make basic drawings, flowcharts, Venn diagrams, Virtual manipulatives, and web graphics. Participants will have time to develop individual drawings and network with other teachers to explore other uses for the tool.

Presenters
avatar for Ashoke Ghosh

Ashoke Ghosh

Director of Technology, Hopkinton Public Schools
Ashoke Ghosh has been a dedicated educator for the past 14 years working in public school settings as a Biology teacher, Department Chair, IB Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Technology Director. In his current role, he oversees all things tech including the 1:1 program he helped to successfully institute in the Hopkinton Public Schools in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Ashoke currently supports 3500 users as a Google administrator, has developed... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 007 Downstairs

8:30am

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Limited Capacity filling up

Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a tool that allows students to easily save and share a variety of their work.  In this session, you will:  

  1. Define "digital portfolio"

  2. Use a hands-on approach to explore the Seesaw app to discover how students create and save work

  3. Create a class and manage students

  4. Explore how to link class/student work on a Seesaw blog

  5. Learn about the parent sharing feature

  6. Discover how students can import work from other apps such as explain everything

  7. Brainstorm classroom uses


Please install the (free) app Seesaw: The Learning Journal prior to attending this session.
Here's a link to our slides!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Colantoni

Julie Colantoni

Memorial School
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Debby Fromen

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Hands-on engineer and K-5 technology integration specialist. @dfromen


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

8:30am

Building the Digital Learning Experience with Apple
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn about the latest available resources you could use in your classroom.  The items will include iTunes U courses and collections, iBooks Authored text, curated App collections and more. 

Presenters
MB

Matt Brooks

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.
k-12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 110 First Floor

8:30am

Administrators Discussion Panel
Join Dr. Marsden and other local Superintendents and Administrators in an open discussion as they share their technology vision and successes and challenges.  
http://tinyurl.com/dldadmin
 

Moderators
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →

Presenters
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Sara Ahern

Assistant Superintendent, Holliston Public Schools
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Leo Brehm

Director of IT and Library Media (CIO/CTO), Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Leo is currently the Director of Information Technology and Libraries (CIO/CTO) for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. He manages the technology infrastructure, support, integration strategies, information literacy programs, and digital and data resources that serve this 3,500 students, twenty-two building district located just outside Boston. Throughout his career, he has supported education in a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Don Langenhorst

Dr. Don Langenhorst

Technology Director, Dedham Public Schools
Dr. Langenhorst, Technology Director, Dedham Public Schools, also teaches for Framingham State University’s Master of Education programs.His dissertation was online education for adolescents. Prior to moving to Massachusetts he was a teacher and administrator in Oregon, Alaska and Holland.Currently, he oversees all technology related components of the school system and is a department head for various disciplines.Over the past five years, he... Read More →
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Jeffrey Marsden

Superintendent, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Gamification with BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will beta test a Breakout game! Breakout is a game where a small group of educators will have 45 minutes to complete a series of challenges, reveal clues, and unlock mysteries in order to win the game.

Presenters
avatar for Chrystal Hoe

Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 111 First Floor

8:30am

Specialists in Cyberspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Hey specialists...have you been thinking about creating a website to show off your amazing work and connect with families? If so, this session is for you. I'll show you how our PE and Art teachers use Google Sites. Then you can get your hands dirty by starting a site of your own. It's easy to embed Google Drive documents in your site and I'll show you how it can make your life more efficient.

You can view resources for this session here: bit.ly/2016dld 

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Harte

Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis on the needs of the teachers.


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 008 Downstairs

8:30am

Library Drab to Media Center Fab
Limited Capacity seats available

Does your library struggle to attract students? Traditional libraries do not attract today’s digital learners. Three years ago, the library in our middle school was known as the quiet place where you go when you need a book for a research project. Students didn’t even know how to find the book they were looking for, and internet searches were discouraged. Now, on a typical day, students are packed into the media center before and after school to socialize, use their personal devices, meet with clubs, or just to study. We have rearranged furniture, purchased devices like Chromebooks and iPads, developed new courses for students, created an after school haven, and even changed the typical “library rules.” As an instructional technologist, English teacher, and manager of the new media center, I will share with you the steps it took to get here, and the plans we have for the future. '

Slideshow 

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Garbowski

Jessica Garbowski

Instructional Technologist/ Teacher, Easton Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 9 years at the middle school level in everything ranging from 6th grade to ELA to Coding. I am also the District Instructional Technology Coordinator for Easton Public Schools.


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 114 First Floor

9:45am

FORMing an Assessment: Using Google Forms and GoFormative
Limited Capacity seats available

We will team teach a lesson on creating formative assessments with a focus on Google Forms and GoFormative. We will provide a hands-on experience creating Google forms and filling out Google forms.  We will introduce and preview the features of GoFormative.

When in the session, please fill-out our form.


Presenters
MB

Mel Bissell

Blake Middle School
TM

Tania Manuel

Blake Middle School
JW

Joshua Walas

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 117 First Floor

9:45am

Prodigy Math Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Prodigy Math Game
•Get your kids addicted to math with Prodigy!
•Follow each student's progress through Common Core standards and track which skills your students are struggling with.
•Learn how Prodigy generates real-time data and creates reports to tell you exactly which standards/expectations each one of your students have covered so far, and where their gaps are. Watch students get hooked with this Pokemon-style math game that is diagnositc, formative, adaptive and addictive!

Presenters
avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Teacher - Elem., Natick Public Schools
Third Grade teacher at Brown Elementary in Natick. Year 22! | Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google, BrainPop, Prodigy, Plickers


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 118 First Floor

9:45am

Instagram
Limited Capacity full

In the world of social media, Facebook is "old news". Most of our students are now on Instagram. Instagram is a fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. It's all about staying connected through photos. You can take a picture with your mobile phone, then choose from various filters to transform the image into a photographic masterpiece. This session will review the basics of Instagram, set up accounts, learn privacy settings, and explore ways to monitor student's use of Instagram.

Presenters
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Amanda Grillo

Guidance Counselor, Medfield High School
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Stephanie Worthley

Guidance Counselor, Content Specialist, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 116 First Floor

9:45am

Student Showcase: Tinkerers with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

In this showcase, Binit, Andrew, Sam and Matt will showcase how they are using innovative technology outside of the traditional classroom.  Sam will present about his passion for building and flying drones; Andrew will highlight his work with 3D printers;  Binit will show the apps he has created and Matt will demonstrate a 3D printing product. Come see the amazing work these Seniors have accomplished.

here is the slide show 

Presenters
avatar for Orla Berry

Orla Berry

Medfield High School
Ap Bio Teacher; Science Content Spec Grades 6-12


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 205 Upstairs

9:45am

Boom! Comics in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

- This workshop will give ideas on how to use comics within any classroom (student creation of comics and how to use the AppleTV to project published comics) and allow time to experiment with these new ideas so that you can bring this into your classroom on Monday!
- I will share some exemplars from my classroom through video & pictures
- I will share digital resources for getting graphic novels on apps that will allow students to access these & even differentiate learning
- I will have a suggested graphic novel list for each grade level and other amazing resources- I will give a quick overview of why comics are crucial tools to foster student engagement and promote active learning environments
Get ready to feel inspired and to be ready for class on Monday!
Here is a preview of my presentation... I can't wait! 

Presenters
avatar for Kerry Cowell

Kerry Cowell

Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5, Dale Street School
@kcowell7 | Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5 | Hope to inspire, support, empower students & teachers to help our world... | Former classroom teacher (14 years) | Passionate about #designthinking #makerspace #digcit #edtech #inquiry


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

9:45am

Google Sites
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how to make a google site starting from scratch! 
You will be coached through the wonderful world of google sites and many of the exciting features google site has to offer. We will teach you step by step how to set up your site as well as organize any existing google site you may already have but have not explored.
There will be instructional time as well as time to work on creating/improving your own site.
You will leave this session with your google site ready to go and share with your students!

The link to our presentation can be found here

Presenters
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Mary Adams

Medfield High School
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GH McCabe

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 008 Downstairs

9:45am

Organizing Your Google Digital Life
Limited Capacity full


Are you feeling bogged down by a full inbox and a lengthy "shared with me" list? Do you wish that attendance list would just magically archive instead of clogging up your inbox? Come to my session and learn how to clean up your Google digital life! I will teach you how to use color-coded labels (which you can show or hide), color-coded folders, subfolders, filters, a gmail meter tool, stars, views, and a variety of other interesting Google settings options. Above all else, you will have the TIME to start getting yourself organized and on a roll for the new year. I promise that once you get to the point of organization you desire, it is much easier to keep it that way!

Presenters
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Kelly Bertschmann

Fifth Grade Teacher, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 007 Downstairs

9:45am

Using Osmo in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this hands-on session to explore the Osmo and the many uses for your classroom.

Presenters
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Margot Hayes

Dale Street School
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Meghan Krauss

Grade 4 Teacher, Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 125 First Floor

9:45am

Design Thinking and STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers and tech integration specialists looking for concrete ideas to engage students in design thinking this session is for you! We will explore various ways to guide students through the design process with a focus on flexible thinking. How can we teach our students that failure is an essential component of learning? Using the City X curriculum and Tinkercad, students collaborate, problem solve, design, and 3D print. Additional ideas for exploring the design process with students and 3D printing will be shared. Access to a 3D printer is NOT necessary to attend this session.

Here is a link to our presentation .

Presenters
avatar for Robin Tucceri

Robin Tucceri

Technology Integration Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
Former fifth grade teacher now working as a technology integration specialist. Interested in collaborating with teachers, students, administrators.


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 114 First Floor

9:45am

Bring the POWER of Making into your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome! The Maker Movement is not just about making stuff but making meaning  (@Laurafleming). Our 7Gr Spanish teachers were willing to give the maker magic a try by bringing the Spanish + Scratch + Makey Makey Project to their classrooms. Students had to code a basic game in Scratch that included audio recordings and text in Spanish and also, design a game controller with Makey Makey kit to match. The student payoff was HUGE! These types of projects can easily work cross-curriculum.  Attendees will get hands-on experience walking through this process! You too can feel the power of the MAKER! 

LINK TO : PRESENTATION





Presenters
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, T.A. Blake MS
Diane is the Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! She has a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. Her current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. Diane is also highly involved in the Global Technovation Competition to encourage young girls... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

9:45am

Project Based Learning Activities and Apps to Transform your Classroom!
Limited Capacity full

Project Based Learning Activities and Apps to Transform your Classroom!

There is nothing new about assigning projects within a curriculum, but giving students the opportunity to learn through inquiry and discovery in a project-based environment is a positive step in personalizing education for your students. PBL helps you answer the question, “when will I ever use this again?”  No matter what device you use, this workshop will highlight how to make your classroom more student-centered with a real-world approach to learning.

  • Come and explore different resources, apps and tools to use in PBL lessons with your students

  • Gather information regarding PBL and how technology can enhance teaching and learning

  • Walk away with ideas on how to use meaningful projects based on essential questions

Presenters
avatar for Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Instructional Technology Specialist/Teacher, Dover Sherborn Public Schoos
Dianne is the District Instructional Technology Specialist at Dover Sherborn Public Schools, where she assists faculty and staff to integrate technology into the K-12 curriculum. With a combination of teaching, business, and her technology specialist experience, Dianne is well versed in the types of resources and pedagogy that work well in the classroom to engage students and enable teachers to feel confident with technology rich lessons. In some... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 110 First Floor

9:45am

YouTube: More than meets the eye
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YouTube is great for watching videos, but it can do so much more.  In this session we will explore the various capabilities of the YouTube Video editor, including:

  • Creating a slideshow with music and other effects

  • Merging multiple videos together and/or trimming videos

  • Captioning Videos

  • Blurring out Student faces from videos

  • Adding 'thought bubbles', and text boxes into a video

  • Linking from one video to another one



And so much more ..

Come learn about this underutilized YouTube resource and stop watching cat videos and Justin Bieber videos!  The YouTube video editor does not work with iPads so this session will have laptops available, or please bring your own.

Here is my presentation
 

Presenters
avatar for Neal Sonnenberg

Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
LMC

9:45am

Claim It! Name It! Share It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Yay! There is great learning going on in your classroom(s) but don’t just keep it to yourself! Time to spread the news….. In this workshop we will explore powerful ways to claim and name student learning and curricular goals by combining visuals, audio and video to create a curriculum update ‘short.’ This workshop is particularly ideal for specialists or content area teams looking for ways to share the relevance and importance of their content area to the growth and development of the whole child. The workshop is designed for folks who have experience using various apps on an iPad such as Explain Everything, iMovie etc... “And the award for best Live Action Short Film goes to…….” Level:  K-12, Specialists, Content Teams Intermediate-Adv;  iPad and bring some audio/photos/video of student learning to create your own 'short.'

Here is our presentation!

 






Presenters
avatar for Eithne Stover

Eithne Stover

Music Educator, Wheelock Elementary and Blake Middle Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

9:45am

The Stop Motion App is a great way for students to visually tell what they know.
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Stop Motion App students will learn how to animate an inanimate object and layer sound. Stop motion animation can be used to have students process information, tell a story, and visually reflect on what they know.

Presenters
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Christina Delaney

Blake Middle School
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Nancy Deveno

Blake Middle School



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 112 First Floor

9:45am

Free Apps to be creative and more efficient, in Google Drive
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Discover Apps that work with Google Drive such as WeVideo, Coggle, PDF Mergy and Lucidpress. We will add and practice some favorites and share how it can be helpful in your classes/daily routine.

Presenters
avatar for Chrystal Hoe

Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 006 Downstairs

9:45am

Using technology to enhance fitness and coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Add the latest technology and apps to your teaching or coaching tool belt. Apps that will help individualize coaching/teaching instruction, analyse movement, mainstream creation and distribution of fitness programing with collective data, and wearable technology to maximize training performance. Be ready to learn and apply knowledge with hands on learning. 

Presenters
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Nick Adams

Wellness, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor

9:45am

Navigating through Raz-Kids to help teachers to support student reading growth and guide their instruction
Limited Capacity full

Hi RAZ Attendees,

I wanted to make sure you had my presentation so you can follow along with me tomorrow!  

Right-click on the word presentation, then "Open link in incognito window" and it should come right up :)

See you tomorrow at 9:45 in Lab 119 (First Floor)!

Suzanne

Presenters
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Suzanne Cooney

Reading Specialist, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 119 First Floor

9:45am

Practical Implementation of 4 Edtech Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about 4 of the hottest new edtech products coming out of Boston's LearnLaunch Accelerator program. In this presentation, you'll find out how to easily and practically use four products in different ways in your classroom TODAY. The four technologies are: Listen Current, Hstry, Educanon, and Education Modified.

Presenters
avatar for LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch

Operations Director, LearnLaunch


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 111 First Floor

11:00am

May the Forms be With You!
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for an easy way to frame learning, assess your students’ knowledge, and compile responses in one place? We will show you a couple of ways to use Google Forms to survey your students, quiz them, and even have them poll each other. All of the results can be viewed by individual students or by the class (think: pie chart!). Leave with a customized survey to use in class tomorrow!






Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 119 First Floor

11:00am

Class is a hoot with Kahoot
Limited Capacity seats available

To see the eyes of your students light up as you say "Time for a Kahoot!" - that is my wish for you.  
  • Gather opinions, promote discussion, check for comprehension - all this can be done on Kahoot.  
  • This is a user-friendly tool that your students will love! 
  • You will have time to make your own Kahoot (or two) for your next class!

Here is a link to my presentation.


Presenters
avatar for Paula Hamilton

Paula Hamilton

Spanish Teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 118 First Floor

11:00am

Using Socrative for formative assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

"How Do You Know What They Know" will introduce the practicing educator to Socrative, an easy to use tool that educators can use to check for understanding and use for formative assesment.  In addition, educators will learn how to collect the data that Socrative generates to help target instruction to individual students.   Educators will learn:

  • How to set up a free account with Socrative
  • How to use the major functions of Socrative
  • How to generate customized reports using Socrative's report feature
  • How EASY it is to use Socrative!
Participants should bring their own device and preload Socrative on their devices.  A significant portion of the seminar will be hands on.


Looking forward to meeting you.

Presenters
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John Panciocco

Social Studies Teacher/Assistant Athletic Director, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 120 First Floor

11:00am

How to be more fun than SnapChat!
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Classroom management stategies for a 1:1 teaching environment.

Presenters
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Emily Alland

Blake Middle School
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Colleen Lettieri

Medfield High School



Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 116 First Floor

11:00am

Student Presentation: Basic Computer engineering and youth entrepreneurship through technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In my section, I would like to teach basic computer engineering through Arduino, and how it can be taught in schools. Also, I would like to show how basic computer engineering can influence and inspire young kids to become more interested in the subject and gain useful tools. 

Presenters
avatar for Mateo Conde

Mateo Conde

Co-founder, Mcube Webdesign Llc.
I am a junior in high school that pursues his interests in computer science and entrepreneurship, through my own company. I began programming when I was 8 years old and have taught myself everything I know about programming. I have recently begun to learn how to create and program small computers through the Arduino and Raspberry pi platforms.


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor

11:00am

Stop and Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop and Show: Come learn how to engage students by creating a short movie with the Stop Motion App. Incorporate humans, drawing, photos, paper, clay, or perhaps even legos to tell a story using your ipad. A great way to learn, create and then share with others. 

Presenters
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Garland Kincaid

teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

11:00am

Using Explain Everything to support classroom teachers
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Ever have a student who missed a lesson?  Or one that just needs some extra time to think and have the lesson repeated?
How about a parent who really doesn't understand that "new" math and cannot help their child at home?
We might have the answer to that as we have discovered the benefit of having a video library of quick, targeted mini-lessons.

The purpose of this workshop is show teachers how to create instructional videos using Explain Everything and iMovie.
You'll walk away with a least one mini-lesson (we hope more) that you can store in your own teaching library (a folder in Google)!



Presenters
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Kim Connolly

Wheelock School
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Joan Dion

Grade 2 Teacher, Wheelock School
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Laurie McNeil

Math Intervention Specialist, Wheelock School
I'm passionate and curious about how students learn math and science. I choose this position at Medfield so I could help students develop a love for these two subjects. Being an artist and musician, as well as some one who can dig deep into data (yeah-both sides of the brain are working), makes me very creative about the subject(s) I teach. Right now, I focus mainly on Math and Technology... but I love Earth Science and am a totally nerd about... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

11:00am

Google Slides
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Have you ever wondered how to embed YouTube videos on slides without comments or suggested videos? This trick and several others will be shared. In addition to using Google Slides for presentations, we will provide you with a variety of ways to use Google Slides to teach. Methods will be shared for whole class, groups/centers, and individual use.

Here's our presentation!

Presenters
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Mike Douglas

Dale Street School
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Suzanne Flynn

Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 007 Downstairs

11:00am

Teach Beyond the Whiteboard And Mobilize Your Learning with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a more organized way to assign, collect, and grade assignments? Google Classroom is your solution! We will provide the opportunity to see this process from both teacher and student perspective. You will leave this session with your own Google Classroom and an idea for how it can enhance your teaching. For educators who already have Google Classroom, come learn about the latest updates and how to use them to enhance your instruction!

Presenters
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Shannon MacDonald

grade 4, Dale Street School



Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 006 Downstairs

11:00am

Master your Digital Workflow
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to set up your student's digital workflow effectively.  We will look at how Drive and Google Classroom can combine to create a paperless classroom where you can 'pass out' assignments and handouts simply by dropping them into a folder.  I'll also show you how to have students set up their digital files and share with you so that you can keep tabs on their organizational skills.

Here are the slides

Presenters
GK

Gregory Keohan

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 117 First Floor

11:00am

Using Social Stories to Help Calm Anxious Students
Limited Capacity full

We would like to share a few apps related to social skills. We will introduce each app and then allow the audience to play with each one to learn how to use them. It would be geared for early elementary audience, particularly those who do individual and/or small group instruction.  Please install Going Places and Social Stories from the app store.

Presenters
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Karen Alberts

Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools
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Kelley Kennedy

Special Educator, Wheelock School
This is my third year working in the Learning Center at the Wheelock school. I have used social stories with my students in a variety of ways and found them to be very effective in reducing students' anxiety surrounding upcoming events.


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

11:00am

Way Cool to Throwing Shade: Students’ Perspectives on Digital Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers and administrators often have opportunities to learn about enhancing ed  tech. However, what do students think about it all? What ed tech works for them? What is challenging? How has the 1:1 classroom changed the way students learn, study, and collaborate? Middle school and high school students will provide insight on what works for them and what doesn’t. Their feedback in this session will help us to help them achieve in a 1:1 school.    
Please click here for the agenda. 





Presenters
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Gail Duffy

English Content Specialist (Grades 6-12), Medfield High School
I am looking forward to our round-table discussion where students share their thoughts about how it feels to be a student in a 1:1 classroom! Joining us for this discussion will be students from Grades 6-12. Please join us!
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Bonnie Wren-Burgess

High School English Teacher, Medfield High School
Incorporating technology into grades 10-12 English classroom.


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 125 First Floor

11:00am

Coding Drones in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use the new Tickle app and learn how to code Drones to solve a problem.

Presenters
MG

Michael Gibbs

Blake Middle School
JH

Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
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Jillian Shaw

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 110 First Floor

11:00am

Trends in edtech and how you can join the revolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Its seems like every day there is a new app or website that comes out geared toward making education better, faster, cheaper, or more efficient. We'll go over the trends in edtech and how a teacher in 2016 can best find and implement new technologies in their classrooms.

Presenters
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LearnLaunch

Operations Director, LearnLaunch


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 111 First Floor

11:00am

Common Sense Education: Navigating Life in a Connected World
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we balance student privacy and educate students how to navigate in a connected world? We will look at various sources, including Common Sense Education and discuss various approaches to this relevant issue in education. As the National Education Technology Plan states, "Increased connectivity also increases the importance of teaching learners how to become responsible digital citizens." Come join us to share!

Here's a link to the presentation.

Presenters
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Judy Foley

Technology Integrator K-12, Dedham Public Schools
Hi, I'm Judy Foley. For the past several years I have worked as the K-12 District Technology Integrator at Dedham Public Schools. This position has given me the opportunity to be involved in many awesome educational experiences including implementation and support of iPad and Chromebook 1:1 implementations, planning of a variety of professional development events, evaluation, training and support of software, assistive technology and technology... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 112 First Floor

11:00am

Understanding Assistive Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel confident in your abilities to work with students who are using different types of assistive technology? Do you know what assistive technology is?? Come learn about what is included in the AT field and the many tools and devices students may be using. This workshop will help you get a better understanding in order to help your students participate in an environment without many restrictions. You will also receive links to free resources to use to problem solve and to discover new tools for your classroom.

Presenters

Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 114 First Floor

11:00am

Time to Breathe
Limited Capacity full

Technology has created so many opportunities for our faculty and our students.  In many ways, it has helped us to communicate, collaborate and innovate in inspiring ways.  

It has also, however, brought with it some unique challenges.  

How do we create quiet spaces for ourselves and our students amidst the barrage of information and communication?  

How do we build our ability to be empathetic, kind, and compassionate when we can so easily avoid looking each other in the eyes?

As we work to integrate technology into our curriculum, perhaps it make sense to pair it with mindfulness.  

Interested in helping your students confront stress and build resiliency?

Concerned about the rise in anxiety and depression you've witnessed in your students?

Curious about trying out meditation or relaxation breathing or yoga in your classroom?

Already doing this as part of your curriculum or think it's all a waste of time?  

Come share your experience and your questions!!

Here is the presentation I'll use: my presentation 

Presenters
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Gwynne Sawtelle

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 113 First Floor

12:00pm

Using Google and Flubaroo to create assessments and autograde them
Limited Capacity full

You will learn how to set up a Google Form quiz, how to enable Flubaroo to autograde it and autoshare results with students via email, and of course how to view the data afterward.

Presenters
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Sarah Brown

English Teacher, Medfield High School
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Frank Mandosa

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 006 Downstairs

12:00pm

Cruising into Coding with Pro-Bots
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Thanks to a grant from the MCPE Dale Street School has been running a pilot program integrating 50 Pro-Bots into fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Are you looking for a robotic to use in your classroom that doesn't require an app or device to run it? Pro-bots are the answer for you! Pro-Bot is a turtle robot, cleverly disguised as a race car. This device offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with programming and geometric concepts. Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back of the device. Plan a route for Pro-Bot using distance and degree measures on the keypad controls. Come to my session to learn about these robots, their basic functions, how to program them, and PLAY!

See the link for my presentation here! 

Presenters
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Marissa Foley

5th Grade Teacher, Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 125 First Floor

12:00pm

Comics: AWESOME. Retelling the text: not so awesome...
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Comics: AWESOME.  Retelling the text:  not so awesome...Retells are an really important part of reading comprehension but what if they didn't have to be so boring for the kids and for YOU?!  Join me on a journey with Book Creator to turn those boring retells into an adventure filled comic!  Book Creator has created templates that make comics easy to construct as well as including real fonts from Marvel.  The kids will be begging to let them retell their favorite story!

Please make sure you have installed and updated Book Creator. 

Presenters
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Deborah Trikoulis

3rd Grade Teacher, Wheelock School
Using technology in the elementary classroom.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 202 Upstairs

12:00pm

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity full

An introduction to the basic tools of Photoshop, a versatile application with incredible potential to transform presentations, posters and any other form of image-making into works of art. In a simple project, we will learn techniques such as layering, color correction and type to create a piece combining image and text that explores the powerful potential for visual communication that Photoshop has to offer. Participants should bring in at least 2 photos to work with.

Presenters
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Christopher Faust

art teacher, Medfield High School
art/painting/drawing/photoshop/digitalphotography/analogphotography


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 008 Downstairs

12:00pm

Tell Your Story Digitally: Learn, Create and Share
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to share your students’ voice beyond your classroom with the Digital Storytelling app Adobe Voice. We will also show you the storytelling potential with SeeSaw. You will leave this workshop not only knowing how to use these apps but how to share them out in your websites, blogs and on Twitter. Please come with both (free) apps on your devices.

View our presentation here - we look forward to seeing you!

Presenters
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Randie Groden

Teacher Librarian, Memorial School
Randie is a Teacher Librarian who loves to connect students and staff with books and technology.
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Bethany Robertson

Wheelock School


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 203 Upstairs

12:00pm

Using Zaption to increase student engagement
Limited Capacity full

The goal of this session is to introduce teachers to the learning tool 'Zaption'. This web-based tool allows teachers to "turn videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding." (from Zaption website).

I intend to share this tool from my perspective as a professional developer and then allow for exploration time for teachers to determine ways to use this tool with students in their classrooms.

Presentation Link: Increasing Student Engagement with Zaption

Presenters
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Jamee Callahan

Elementary Literacy Coordinator, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LMC

12:00pm

Supporting Students with Print Disabilities
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Let's level the playing field for students with documented print disabilities. Together, we will explore the possibilities available with Bookshare, which is an online library of accessible educational media for readers of all ages with print disabilities. I will share how you can get started with using Bookshare with eligible students.

How do you start?
What's the best device to use?
How do students use it at home?

We can also take a look at how you can move to the next level in your use of Bookshare. I'll definitely be sharing how I "tricked" one of our most reluctant readers into using Bookshare on an iPad.

You can view resources for this session here: bit.ly/2016dld 

Presenters
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Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis on the needs of the teachers.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 115 First Floor

12:00pm

Wearable Fitness Trackers
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Excited or confused about the world of fitness trackers? Come and learn about some of the cool tools available to help you improve or sustain your health. There are so many options available and there is something in every price range. Before we can be our best for our students, we need to take care of ourselves. Fitness trackers remind us to do that. This session will include an overview of fitness trackers as well as apps for tracking fitness and nutrition. Unwrap those Fitbits, Jawbones, and pedometers from their packaging and bring them with you to the session! This will be a hands-on, give it a try, figure out what you've got or what you want kind of session.





Presenters
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Susan Cowell

Wellness Content Specialist, Medfield High School
I love learning about new things teachers are trying in their classrooms to reach their students. Anything you're having success with, I'm interested! I LOVE my new Apple Watch and can't wait to hear about the fitness gadgets and apps you've tried out! Follow me @MedfieldWell


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 120 First Floor

12:00pm

DoInk (Green Screen, Movie Making)
Limited Capacity full

Want to put a student on the moon?  Would you like to bring your students to the great pyramids?  DoInk - a green-screen, movie-making app, allows you to put a new twist onto your classroom projects.  The goal of this session is to introduce you to the app and give you an opportunity to begin making your own green screen projects.  We will take you step by step through the process of making a short video.  There will be opportunites to practice creating your own videos and time to develop your curriculum with this app.  Medfield Schools are looking into making this app available to all students who are one-to-one with devices.  

Presenters
MB

Maura Batts

Blake Middle School
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Eileen Hurley

6th English Teacher
Blake Middle School
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Deb Manning

7th Grade Teacher, Blake Middle School
I am a 7th grade social studies teacher. I teach in a 1-1 school. This is the 2nd year that I have had students with iPads in my classroom.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 110 First Floor

12:00pm

What’s Your Superpower? Let’s Discover Together Through Approaches and Tools That Unleash Students’ Strengths!
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking the time to unleash our strengths or "superpowers" is essential as teachers and students! With cutting edge approaches like "Genius Hour," strength and passion based learning is playing a significant and important role in education all over the world.  In this session, you will get a taste of the SuperYouFUN Curriculum, a unique set of lessons created to empower youth through art, music, writing, and 21st skills. You will also learn the ins and outs of a unique tool called Thrively, a website designed to help students discover their strengths and passions while creating an online portfolio.  Most importantly, through witnessing evidence from empowered elementary students, you will learn how both SuperYouFUN and Thrively together can make a tremendous impact in your classroom and beyond!

Presentation

Presenters
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Nili Bartley

Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkinton Public Schools
As a teacher, technology integration coach, and BrainPOP Certified Educator, Nili has led professional development around 21st century learning since 2012. She has recently focused her sessions on strength based learning, concept mapping, and SuperYouFUN at conferences such as MassCUE and ISTE.




Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 112 First Floor

12:00pm

Be Productive and Efficient in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Session Description - During this interactive share-a-thon, different Google and Web 2.0 tools, tips, tricks and ideas will be shared that will help make your job even easier in the classroom. These ideas range from day to day routines, to creating portfolios, to growing and learning from a personal learning network (PLN). Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own ideas that they have found helpful in their own classroom. Let’s be efficient together!

Presentation Link - can be found HERE (will post on the day of the conference)

Participation Link - we will be looking for participants to help join in on the fun with sharing tips/tricks/tools that can be used in the classroom. Already have an idea, feel free to complete this Google Form

Recorded Google Hangout - Want a refresher on what was discussed at our session? Feel free to watch a Google Hangout that was recorded on the original conference date.
 LINK to watch Google Hangout at 11:30am

Presenters
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Mary Marotta

InstructionalTechnology, High School
Technology Integration Teacher, PD Consultant and Adjunct Faculty GCE Fitchburg State University. Passionate about teaching and learning.
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Craig Sheil

Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School
Technology Integration Teacher @ Bedford High School; love for Mathematics; Google for Education Certified Trainer, NH GEG Co-leader #bhstech222 #GoogleET


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 114 First Floor

12:00pm

#TWEETING4RELEVANCE
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Stay Relevant in 140 Characters
Like drinking coffee, Twitter is an acquired taste. This session will focus on how teachers and professionals can use twitter to build a PLN and how students use it in today's world. This is for all educators - 'social media addicts' and those with 'socialmediaphobia'. Please have a Twitter Account already setup.
http://tinyurl.com/medtweeps 

Presenters
JH

Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
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Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 205 Upstairs

12:00pm

How to use the Geogebra App to Discover Math
Limited Capacity seats available

By setting some factors as constants and changing others students can see a visual representation of math concepts that they can manipulate.

-Show multiple ways to graph equations with the calculator.
-Show how to graph lines, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, points, and shapes.
-Demonstrate examples of geometric properties that can be discovered including parallel line properties, the slopes of perpendicular and parallel lines.
-Highlight the 3D graphing and probability tools

A link to dropbox of files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7xji7SF9DlvOFlsYlo4TVJZdTQ

Presenters
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Rudy Cassidy

Medfield High School
I am a first year teacher at Medfield High teaching geometry and trigonometry. | | I love mathematics, science and teaching. I'd love to talk about physics, robotics, or the latest science. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 117 First Floor