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Friday, March 2


Don't know where to start? Effective Lesson Planning with Technology
Do you have exciting technology in your classroom? Do you struggle with time for planning technology-rich lessons? Go beyond projecting an object with a visual presenter (aka document camera) or using an interactive whiteboard as an overpriced screen to integrating the technology into your lesson planning. Learn how visual presenters can add dimension and how students can actively use interactive whiteboards to learn. This presentation explores best practices for utilizing tools to engage students and accelerate learning. Examine sample lessons and discover how to examine them for effective technology use. A helpful checklist is used to evaluate tasks to make sure they are standards-based, engaging, problem-based and/or using technology to enhance academic achievement. Characteristics from the checklist are seen in lesson plans that successfully integrate technology. Learn steps to follow when planning to help decide when, how and if you will use technology tools. In addition, I will share resources to help you on your journey to a fully integrated classroom. Walk away with tips, strategies & more to help you successfully use your technology tools to accelerate student learning.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am


Digital Curriculum and Technology: The 21st Century Backpack
The new 21st Century backpack for students is lightweight and powerful. What does it look like? Backpack + Kuno Android Student Device = 21st Century learning. With the wealth of resources on the web and textbooks transitioning to a digital format, how do districts disseminate and organize content to meet the needs of students? Come explore how districts are using Curriculum Loft management software to upload and organize teachers’ content to share with colleagues and align with district goals. In addition, see how easy it is for teachers to push this individualized content down to their KUNO student android devices. The student device stores information locally, allowing students to access class resources from anywhere- even when Internet access is not available. Only the student′s individualized course materials (and other teacher-approved apps and resources) can be accessed from his/her KUNO. District IT administrators will love being able to control and manage these KUNO student devices remotely from anywhere.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 3


Active Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Interactive whiteboards, student response systems, wireless tablets, document cameras & projectors are the latest innovations in classroom technology. Learn how classroom teachers can effectively use these technologies in the classroom to support curriculum objectives. Create an active learning environment for students that will engage, excite and educate them in the Troxell "21st Century Classroom”. This student-centered approach to education empowers teachers through effective and practical technology, supported by a comprehensive professional development model.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am


Free Web 2.0 Tools for your Interactive Whiteboard Device
The Internet is full of useful sites and tools that teachers can use to engage students and accelerate learning using any interactive whiteboard technology. The challenge is finding the tools that work for you. Come explore how you can integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum using the latest free Web 2.0 tools and sites in this hands-on presentation. Expand your toolkit with interactive sites and learn about using social bookmarking for evaluating sites and directing students. Create or enhance your professional learning network with free online communities. Time will be allowed to challenge the presenter and the group to find a resource for your lesson.


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am