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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2013 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Wednesday, October 23
 

8:30am EDT

Keynote Address - Tony Wagner
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard.  Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally.  His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding Executive Director of Educators for Social Responsibility.  Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Dining Area West Side

9:30am EDT

Einstein Bar - North Andover Public School
Need help with connecting to the wireless during the conference?  Want to understand how to use the Sched.org app?  Need support around the use of Schoology for the conference?  Come to the Einstein Bar and let our student tech teams get you up and running to maximize your conference experience. 


Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Einstein Bar (Vendor Floor)

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Mashpee High School - 3D Printing in Computer Aided Design and Animation
Students from Mashpee High School's 3D Animation and CAD classes will exhibit and demonstrate their 3D prototype models. Stereo Lithography files are generated and then printed in ABS plastic on our Stratasys 3D printer. The Mashpee Technology Department has a website that has dozens of examples of student projects using the 3D printer. The web site link is :  http://www.mashpeetech.com/


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 1:15am EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Pingree School - Pingree School Electronic Music Ensemble
Pingree School students who recently completed a course in Music Production and Technology will showcase several examples of their creative work.  The students have performed together as an iPad Ensemble, created original compositions using Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, and various iOS apps, and studied synthesis and audio recording.  Students will also demonstrate iPad control surfaces of their own design for use in performing original electronic music compositions.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 2:30am EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Cambridge Public Schools - Live! with the Roman Empire - Interviews from Ancient Rome
Students will write, perform, film and produce an interview segment between a questioner and a historic Roman personality. The interview will be in regards to  a specific event from Roman history and their chosen Roman’s role in that event. Working in small groups, the students will be able to demonstrate their deep understanding of Roman history by speculating on the actions of the guest and the reasons for those actions. The interview takes place on a highly rated television interview program such as a daytime talk show, an evening news program, or a late-night talk show.  The final product will have all the technical merits of a professional interview program, including an opening, credits, transitions, proper light and sound, as well as the use of effects, backgrounds, or other media to enhance production.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Haverhill Public Schools - iSchool Applied Technology
iSchool Applied Technology is a honors-level course where students develop a solid understanding of Apple hardware and software systems including, but not limited to, basic hardware and software troubleshooting, computer terminology, peripheral setup and management, and digital content creation.  Student learn to engage both peers and teachers alike with a non-directive, collaboration-focused approach to training and technical support with practical, hands-on experience in developing workshops, creating training materials, exploring new technology-driven tools, performing in-room technical assistance, and practicing digital content creation in the everyday educational setting.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:15am EDT

Designer at edX – Non-profit
EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. We're bringing the best of higher education to students around the world. EdX offers MOOCs and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 21
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

10:15am EDT

Meet Edwin Teaching & Learning – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Edwin Teaching and Learning is offered FREE to Race to the Top districts during the grant period. With curriculum and instruction tools, assessment options, and available reports aligned to the Common Core and Career,Vocational Technical Education Standards, you will be designing and delivering lessons and assessments more efficiently



Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 17

10:15am EDT

Online Professional Development for Common Core Success - EDC
Come explore a new series of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) online professional development courses in Mathematics and English Language Arts and discuss how these courses can provide teachers and administrators with the flexible, engaging opportunities they need to learn to implement the CCSS in their classrooms and schools and in particular, to prepare students to be college and career-ready. These courses will be offered for graduate credit through MassCUE starting this fall.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 73 (West side
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code MZR5X-PNWVQ

10:15am EDT

IT Help Desk
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Think Tank Lounge - Vendor Floor
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

10:15am EDT

FableVision Learning's Must-have Tools
FableVision Learning and Peter H. Reynolds offer a trove of powerful resources for educators to help all their students realize their true potential. Meet our team as we explore wonderful software, books, films, apps, and other tools that will help you tap into your students' unique strengths, interests, and talents. Our products promote creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and compassion, and are aligned with the Common Core and State Standards. Come see our products in action! Get students writing, building vocabulary, animating and so much more. Learn what tools you can bring to your classroom. Together we can make this the best year yet!


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 77 (West side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

How To Build Personalized Learning Environments That Really Work - CELT Corp
21st century learners demand personalized curriculum from educators who can deliver intentional instruction through individualized learning plans and interventions linked to core standards. We will discuss a cloud-based solution proving these concepts with exceptional student achievement results.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Pagán

Antonio Pagán

Executive Director, Integrity by CELT
Integrity by CELT


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code MZR5X-PNWVQ

10:15am EDT

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion – Whalley Computers
Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

Online Student Registration and Application Solutions with SIS Integration, Infosnap. Inc
Do you want to simplify the time-consuming, expensive and error-prone paper registration forms processes? Infosnap is the leading provider of Customized Online Registration forms for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools. Get ideas on how to put your schools’ Student Registration, Health, PTA, Emergency Contacts, school choice applications, and other forms online. Update the clean data into your SIS and securely access your data online. All solutions are customized to match your existing business processes and policy requirements; with infosnap you will:
• Eliminate costs associated with processing paper forms
• Improve data accuracy and integrity of state reporting
• Provide parents with increased communications and an easy-to-use process
• Offer single-sign-on (SSO) functionality enabling parents and staff to access infosnap solutions from your SIS Portal.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

Windows 8, Office 365 and Office 2013 – What’s all the hype about?
Discover the perks of the next revolutionary operating system! See how Microsoft is currently combining the power of the desktop and the easy use touch interface. Windows 8 will change the way applications reach users and affect how business and technology educators will prepare their students for the next generation of jobs.
Students, teachers and parents are using a variety of devices and services to complete schoolwork with friends and peers. It’s incredibly convenient, but accessing and keeping track of changes in reports and presentations between devices can be challenging. Office 365 schoolwork saves to SkyDrive in the cloud so it can go with you wherever you go, allowing you to easily share and edit work with friends and peers at the same time. This dynamic session will show you how Office 365 can help you make the grade.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 16
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

X-Factor Communications, Inc.
This session will address the communication challenges that administrators face when trying to share information with students, faculty and parents, especially in emergency situations. As more people connect instantaneously with the tools they carry in their knapsack or pocket, the need to use collaborative technologies has never been higher.
• How do you ensure that the right message gets delivered to the right audience, at the right time- in an economical and easy manner?
• How do you give parents peace-of-mind that their child is safe, informed and connected when at school?
With the rapid growth of connected devices and the availability of immense amounts of compelling content you need to be confident your important messages will reach your audience at the right time. We hope after seeing this session you will have your answer.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 27
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code MZR5X-PNWVQ

10:15am EDT

Advanced Use of Google Drive
Come learn (or share your own) advanced methods of using Google Drive in the regular classroom. Learn from a computer teacher with a passion for problem solving technology in the regular classroom. Topics will include sharing, student folders, commenting/student feedback, peer review (writing), group work and professional collaboration.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 14

10:15am EDT

Collaboration with iPads
With improvements to the iPad operating system as well as upgrades to a handful of apps that allow for student creativity, collaboration with iPads is now possible in a way that was not conceivable when the devices were first introduced to the classroom. Through a combination of cloud storage platforms and apps that allow for student creation and creativity, final products that demonstrate student understanding and learning can be created, collaborated on and published directly from iPads. Synchronous, asynchronous, multi-iPad and single iPad collaboration possibilities and scenarios will be explored in the session. Collaborative, student created products will range from podcasts to websites, screencasts, digital books, writing and video.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater A West Side

10:15am EDT

Developing a Mobile Application Curriculum Which Empowers Authentic & Personalized Learning Experiences
Developing a Mobile Application Curriculum Which Empowers Authentic & Personalized Learning Experiences This presentation will outline strategies for designing and implementing a curriculum in mobile applications using multiple platforms. Project outcomes and instructional models based on authentic and personalized learning experiences will drive this presentation. Implementing a Project Based Mobile Development Curriculum asks students to develop projects that can be used in the “real world” and enables students to envision, design and test mobile projects which reflect their real world use of technology. As mobile development curriculum continues to evolve, the connection between developing mobile applications and students creating their own personalized learning goals with mobile technology will allow students to create rich learning experiences for their own design. This presentation will outline possible tools for mobile development, rubrics for student assessment of mobile technology and strategies for integrating real world authentic learning opportunities.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 23

10:15am EDT

Effective Strategies for Mobile Formative Assessment
Mobile touch screen devices and cloud storage are allowing educators to create and manage their student data with greater efficiency and effectiveness. In this workshop participants will learn techniques, apps, and best practice for tracking, analyzing and differentiating instruction and interventions with students using a single mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Rubin

Shawn Rubin

Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute
Shawn Rubin is the Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute in Providence, Rhode Island. Shawn manages the Institute’s personalized and blended learning initiatives. At the Highlander Institute, Shawn leads the FUSE RI fellowship, which partners educators and administrators... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 12

10:15am EDT

Engaging Students in a 1-1 Classroom Environment
Do you have a hard time keeping students focused when they each have a computer in front of them? Well this workshop will demonstrate several great projects that have helped Beverly High School meet this challenge. A critical element to the success of our 1-1 program, now in year 3, has been on-going teacher professional development including a very popular Professional Learning Community (PLC). The theme for this year's PLC was “ Blended Learning to Support Personalized Instruction”. This workshop will be facilitated by the district Technology Director and two teachers that support their colleagues with technology curriculum integration. Using a student made video, we will highlight 4 – 6 projects from different subject areas that were implemented as a result of this year's PLC. Each video segment will focus on a specific project that supports the PLC theme, including flipped classroom, web 2.0 tools, Moodle, Turnitin, game based learning, and project based real world learning. You'll see interviews with teachers and students as well as samples of student work. Time will be allowed for Q&A with teaching staff and a brief overview of our 1-1 laptop program model.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 18

10:15am EDT

Evaluating Your Technology Initiative – How Do You Know It’s Working? - MassCUE
1:1, BYOT/D, digital learning initiatives – you work hard to bring these innovations to your students and teachers; but how do you address community concerns that technology initiatives are “just a fad” and are not deeply connected with essential teaching and learning standards? How do you establish a convincing data-based footing for your technology program? This session answers these questions through the discussion of MassCUE Evaluators, a MassCUE professional development program that trains district-based teams in the development of a standards and objective-based strategic program evaluation methodology.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 26
  Workshop
  • Schoology Code MZR5X-PNWVQ

10:15am EDT

Fundamentals of Collaborative Instructional Design
Common Core alignment. Standards and competencies. Maps and charts. Flipping a class. Curriculum, technology, and teaching staff have a lot of projects to manage these days. It’s necessary - and daunting - to nurture productive communication among stakeholders. At The VHS Collaborative, we encounter these challenges every day. We work with our worldwide teaching staff to design courses that support our successful model of facilitated, cohort-based online learning. This is a process that takes a lot of targeted communication and training. When the instructional designer is in one location and the subject matter expert is in another, problems can arise. It takes a whole box of tools to keep the project moving ahead smoothly. This past year, we’ve found a number of tools that fit the bill, and we’ve developed some best practices around them. We’re excited to share those findings with our friends at MassCUE. At The VHS Collaborative, digital learning and global connections are our bread and butter. Our mission is to partner with schools and teachers from all around the world to create unique online learning opportunities for their students. This past year, our members made it possible for 18,000 students to complete core and enrichment courses online.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 29

10:15am EDT

Getta’ Grant - MassCUE
Do you have a unique idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $ to get the project going? MassCUE offers competitive initiative grants, up to $1000, for student-centered projects just for MassCUE members. Learn how simple it is to fulfill the rubric for success. Talk to past recipients. Find out how to write the grant and fund a project you want to work on.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 14
  Workshop
  • Schoology Code MZR5X-PNWVQ

10:15am EDT

Google Apps for the iPad
Two of today’s biggest names in the world of educational technology are the Apple iPad and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Many school systems are attempting to bridge the gap between the highly popular and functional mobile device and the great tools available within GAFE accounts. In this session, participants will learn what apps and tools from any Google account can be accessed and utilized through an iPad. Participants will gain knowledge in two key areas: ***Workflow: “How do we get access to everyone’s stuff?” We will focus on helping participants develop a workflow for creating and sharing documents and experiences via Google Apps for Education on the iPad with students and other teachers. ***Apps: Learn key components of the Google Drive app as well as other quality apps in the Google universe. We will also look at how third party apps are enhanced by or help enhance your experience with GAFE on the iPad. Participants will leave the session with a clear list of apps and resources for using them. Participants will also leave with access to a quality workflow and ideas on how to modify the workflow to fit their individual situations.

Speakers
avatar for Chad McGowan

Chad McGowan

Teacher, Ashland High School
Chad McGowan is a high school technology teacher and instructional technology coach at Ashland High School. Over the past 17 years, Chad has taught a variety of math and computer courses for grades 7-12 and has been training other professionals, pre-k-12, in educational technolog... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 25

10:15am EDT

iPads for Art and the Creative Teacher!
This workshop will provide educators and administrators with a variety of examples and uses for ipads within the art curriculum and beyond. There will be demonstrations of different apps used by students in North Reading, and examples of student work. Many of the apps used in the presentation are free with a couple that are priced under $5. Please come and see how ingenious the ipad can be for your school, or classroom!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 30

10:15am EDT

Managing iPads in a Shared Environment
Many schools have been struggling to deploy and manage iPads and other iOS devices in a shared environment. Managing iPad labs and iPad carts in such an environment is a very different task than managing iPads in a 1:1 environment, and because there is no one-size-fits all solution, many schools, IT staff, and classes are suffering. We will discuss the most common hurdles encountered by schools with these shared setups, and we will walk through the pros and the cons of management tools provided by Apple and 3rd parties (Apple's Configurator, Apple Profile Manager, and 3rd party tools like Casper). Each of these management tools can unearth additional potential issues that also require attention. This session will provide an overview of these hurdles, possible solutions, and will allow for discussion of pros and cons as well as strategies to simplify the management of these devices.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 15

10:15am EDT

Online community engages students
In both face-to-face and online classes, when students discuss course content they learn more and they gain ownership of the material. In order to have meaningful discussions in an online course environment the instructor needs to create a safe and supportive place for students to exchange ideas. This presentation will describe explicit strategies for increasing student participation in online courses by building a learning community. We will also discuss strategies for supporting online course development and teaching that have proven to make the online experience engaging and satisfying for both students and instructors. Details of how to implement the strategies will be shared. The seminar will show participants how to: 1. Optimize use of introductions. 2. Increase the effectiveness of the instructor as a model for interaction. 3. Promote substantive participation with a grading system. 4. Generate ownership of content and increase participation with student moderators. 5. Expand understanding of the content and build community by implementing voice conferences. 6. Create forums that support the learning environment. The techniques that will be discussed have been learned, tested and practiced by the presenter who has taught online courses since 1996

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 16

10:15am EDT

Southeast Collaborative Regional Organization Building Connectivity and Sharing of Professional Development
The Southeast Collaborative Regional Organization (SCRO) will present a workshop that shares the lessons learned from the 2012-2013 development and implementation of a professional development ‘cloud’. SCRO is utilizing funds awarded from the DESE Fund 115 Grant to Encourage Regional, Collaborative and Cooperative Services to connect 35 districts and 8 collaboratives throughout the southeast to professional development offerings. By creating an SCRO ‘cloud’ that connects each district to each collaborative and to the larger SCRO organization, professional development offerings can be made available to all educators in the region and available seats in sessions can be more efficiently utilized. The project also provides tools to districts to manage professional development record-keeping. The workshop will showcase the tool and the outcomes of the project. Information on project implementation will be available for replication.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 19

10:15am EDT

Starting and Sustaining A 1:1 Program
Putting iPads (or any mobile device) in the hands of all students in a school is a tremendous change for both the students and adults in a school community. This session will review the detailed plans Burlington High School (MA) took to ensure success in its 1:1 plan. Major points of emphasis will include communication to all stakeholders, embedded professional development for staff, training for parents, and deploying a student support team. This model allowed the school to create an understanding that going 1:1 is an instructional initiative and not just a large technology purchase is imperative.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 10

10:15am EDT

Accessing Content with an iPad - Pre-Registration Required
This workshop will focus on how to help our students’ access the materials presented in curriculum using the iPad. Topics will include book access (audio and eBooks), using and creating PDF's through a scanner and,or with a variety of apps, transferring,sending,printing documents and useful accessibility features.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 75 (West side)

10:15am EDT

Creative Computing with Scratch 2.0 - Registration Required
Computer code represents a new form of literacy, and learning to write code is ideally supported through access to others. In this hands-on experience, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming with the newest version of Scratch and explore the potential learning afforded by the Scratch online community.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 10

10:15am EDT

Playful Learning: Games and the Future of Education - Registration Required
Play is how we learn best. Though an entire world of games exists to support learning, it hasn't been at a teacher’s fingertips — until now. Welcome to Playful Learning, the nationwide initiative that invites us to innovate through the use of games in education. Playful Learning is a new online destination for game-based learning resources created by and for educators like you! Join us for our hands-on professional development workshop with local colleagues and national experts to learn how to effectively integrate games into your teaching. We’ll introduce you to quality learning games get you started in creating lesson plans and implementations to engage and inspire students across the curriculum.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 76 (West Side)

10:15am EDT

Designing a Digital Learning Environment to Support 21st Century Skills - Apple, Inc.
In this session, we will explore the factors that schools should consider as they transform their classrooms into digital learning environments. From financing to professional development, we will provide the best practices so you can have a successful teaching and learning initiative. Prior to the session, you will be given access to an online course that will provide the context for our discussion. Plan to engage with the content so your specific needs can be addressed in our discussion

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater B (Westside)

10:15am EDT

LearnLaunch Innovators
Teachers and administrator, are you wondering what new instructional and administrative educational software is being developed? Are you interested in testing out some of this software in your school or district? Come meet over 35 forward-thinking entrepreneurs at the LearnLaunch Innovators Room. These entrepreneurs are developing software that will support teaching and learning and would like your feedback. Don't miss this rare opportunity to give your input into new product development! Many of the entrepreneurs are former teachers!

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 4:00pm EDT
Media Press Box
  Vendor Event
  • Schoology Code 35THC-CHCTQ

11:30am EDT

Encouraging Creativity 5 Minutes at a Time
You can't read a document or vision around 21st century learning without seeing the word creativity peppered throughout. Creativity is a muscle that has to be exercised daily. This workshop will offer simple concrete ways to embed creativity in all grades and subject levels using a variety of tools and resources. This session will also explore the why and challenge educators to lead the way by focusing on their own creativity and ways to share and explore simple ideas that lead to potentially big and important artifacts.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater A (West side)
  Featured Presenter
  • Schoology Code HXT69-6SQP7

11:30am EDT

Concord Consortium
Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. We have embedded models and probes into an extensive collection of research-based digital curricula that focus on facilitating "digital inquiry.”

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 17

11:30am EDT

Professional Learning Network
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.

Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge - Vendor Floor
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

11:30am EDT

21st Century Classroom: Does your space work for you? - Steelcase
In this session presenters will share classroom research involving k-20 environments. Participants will see international classroom layouts, examine film exposing classroom activity of actual students working and learning; learn trends,issues faced by education institutions; and view an animation of what the classroom of the future could look like.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 12
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

More apps and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?
This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications. Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”. How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day? We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between. We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

Schoology
Join Schoology representative, Dan Gottlieb, at out vendor presentation to hear more about how Schoology’s CODiE-award-winning solution is transforming learning. Find out how your district can use Schoology to:
• create a complete blended learning classroom for any age group.
• build standards-aligned assessments and prepare students for high-stakes digital testing.
• collaborate efficiently by sharing content and communicating with students, parents, and peers within a department or across an entire district.
• save time with the integration of third-party technologies, such as Google Apps or SISs.
• make the most of tablet or device-driven initiatives with Schoology’s native mobile apps.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gottlieb

Dan Gottlieb

Regional Sales Director, Schoology
I share how school districts are using Schoology to shift towards student centered learning with scalable blended strategies.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

Subtext: Designed for the Common Core - Renaissance Learning
Subtext is a robust K12 e-reading platform that harnesses today's interactive capabilities to engage students and teachers directly in digital text. Designed to support the Common Core and fit today's eveolving classroom, Subtext enables teachers to search for and import e-books, articles, PDF's or digital documents and then embed instruction, enrichment, and learning prompts to deeply engage students with the text.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

Windows 8, Office 365 and Office 2013 – What’s all the hype about?
Discover the perks of the next revolutionary operating system! See how Microsoft is currently combining the power of the desktop and the easy use touch interface. Windows 8 will change the way applications reach users and affect how business and technology educators will prepare their students for the next generation of jobs.
Students, teachers and parents are using a variety of devices and services to complete schoolwork with friends and peers. It’s incredibly convenient, but accessing and keeping track of changes in reports and presentations between devices can be challenging. Office
365 schoolwork saves to SkyDrive in the cloud so it can go with you wherever you go, allowing you to easily share and edit work with friends and peers at the same time. This dynamic session will show you how Office 365 can help you make the grade.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 16
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

1:1 iPads in Elementary
The Pine Glen Library & Technology Center, an integrated library and technology program, will share the rollout of a 1:1 iPad program for fourth and fifth graders. Participants will have the opportunity to join the discussion about creating their own 1:1 iPad initiative.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 30

11:30am EDT

Assessing for Learning with Digital Resources
Learn how with powerful digital resources and the principles of Assessing for Learning, educators and students can work together to assess knowledge and skills. Powered by digital tools and strategies that provide frequent quality feedback you can motivate and encourage students to progress and take ownership in their own learning.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 19

11:30am EDT

Assistments: A Great Formative Assessment Tool for the Math Classroom
Teachers will demonstrate how to harness ASSISTments to provide immediate feedback to students. The word “ASSISTments” blends tutoring “assistance” with “assessment” reporting data. We will share the data and show how we used it to influence our students’ outcomes in math. These reports are invaluable for the instructional process.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 16

11:30am EDT

BYOT ,BYOD: Why, How, What
Learning is most effective when learners are empowered to choose their own tools. BYOT supports this pedagogy. Implementing a BYOT pilot or program can be an intimidating task. This session will support teachers and administrators who seek to nurture a BYOT pilot or program.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 15

11:30am EDT

Digital Research and Authoring with Noodle Tools and Moodle
This workshop incorporates online tools: Noodletools, Moodle and Padlet. Students learn to evaluate websites, while researching endangered animals, and author an Endangered Animal Encyclopedia. We will share online tools and student work along with unit outlines, assessment rubrics and experience in planning and implementing this research project for digital learners.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 14

11:30am EDT

Engage with AppInventor
AppInventor is browser-based software originally created by Google and now administered by MIT. Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, users can create their own apps that can run on Android devices. Students are immediately engaged in the process of creating apps for their own use and to share with others.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 14

11:30am EDT

Establishing Community Engagement with the use of Social Media
This seminar will review concrete strategies to apply social media strategies to build community engagement and enhance student learning, while building effective bridges with all constituencies in the community. We will review specific examples by school Administrators regarding what was done, how it was implemented and where these efforts were specifically successful in their intended goals. These specific examples will highlight how to build effective relationships and increase engagement by parents, teachers, students and administrators.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 29

11:30am EDT

Homework 2.0: No More Worksheets!
Learn how Web 2.0 tools can transform homework from dreaded to dynamic! We’ll explore how free, on-line apps like Collaborize Classroom, Google Docs, and VideoNot.es can change the way you and your students approach independent assignments. Leave the workshop with engaging, thoughtful ideas that have proven successful time and again.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 21

11:30am EDT

Launching a World Classroom
Launching a World Classroom

The presenters will lead a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of creating a 'world classroom,' and survey programs that provide curriculum-based 'classroom travel' experiences withopportunities for students to interact with their global peers through the arts and technology.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 18

11:30am EDT

Leading Schools to a Digital Ecosystem
This session will cover the compelling factors that make NOW be the time for 1:1. Should you plan for 1:1 or Bring Your Own Technology? Education technology leaders must work with all stakeholders to resolve dilemmas rather than find “correct” answers. What is your school’s answer to providing ubiquitous computing?

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 10

11:30am EDT

Learning to Program: Empowering Elementary Students to Think Creatively, Reason Systematically, and Work Collaboratively
Learn the specifics of how we engaged elementary engineers to use computer language to control screen sprites, models, and robots. Come see how you, too, can use MIT’s SCRATCH to control onscreen characters, LEGO WeDo to control models, and LEGO NXT to control robots in your own school. (Exactly 50 words!)


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 23

11:30am EDT

Online Reading Comprehension
Online Reading Comprehension allow students to use the Internet and digital tools to identify important problems, locate information, evaluate the usefulness of that information, synthesize information to solve problems, and communicate the solutions to others.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 27

11:30am EDT

Splash! 1: 1 and Mobile
Participants will learn about the different challenges faced when starting a 1-1,BYOD program and how to move beyond the questions: What device should I design around? How do I get started when the technology is changing so quickly? How can I sustain a 1-1 program? How do I train teachers when students have different devices?


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 26

11:30am EDT

Time to Reinvent the Wheel – Common Core and NETS Demand IT!
Technology as an add-on does NOT meet the needs of teachers or students. "Teach Above the Line." It is time to reinvent the wheel and redefine education! There are no limits! Reach your own high level expectations using Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) and Blooms Revised Taxonomy to ensure that technology impacts teaching and engages your students in deeper learning. Join this session to discuss how
these scaffolds are the starting point for better integration of technology and Common Core Standards. Continue the discussion with your Colleagues online in Schoology!


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 25

12:30pm EDT

Einstein Bar - Burlington Public Schools - Burlington High School
Need help with connecting to the wireless during the conference?  Want to understand how to use the Sched.org app?  Need support around the use of Schoology for the conference?  Come to the Einstein Bar and let our student tech teams get you up and running to maximize your conference experience. 


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Einstein Bar (Vendor Floor)

2:00pm EDT

Shifting the Paradigm: Connecting the “T” and “E” in STEM

The landscape of education has increasingly become more standards-based and driven by accountability of student achievement. In the 21st century the stakes are high and educators are challenged to raise the bar for all students. Moreover, as females and under-represented groups become the majority population in public schools, students increasingly need to be actively engaged in learning STEM content if they plan to be gainfully employed in the 21st century workforce.
This presentation will focus on STEM awareness, standards, implications, challenges and opportunities to inspire our students in the 21st century. Participants will be engaged in a discussion and learn best practices to improve the pipeline of STEM literate students, specifically technology and engineering and how it connects with science and mathematics education.
To graduate and compete in the global economy, our students need the right tools. Technology and Engineering skills—identifying a problem, designing a solution, testing, and improving the design—are among the most important ones. Furthermore, with the critical need for innovative STEM professionals, technology,engineering, which fuels innovation, is the key to educating our students to thrive in higher education and ant workforce.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater A (Westside)
  Featured Presenter
  • Schoology Code HXT69-6SQP7

2:00pm EDT

1:1 Laptop Initiative
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge - Vendor Floor
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

2:00pm EDT

iOS Management and Deployment
As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors
and staff to learn about iOS and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support
professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to configure, manage
and deploy iPad in an educational setting. This session will focus on deploying iPads in both a
personal and shared use setting. Head here: http:,,www.apple.com,ios,ios7,education,
to learn more about enhancements related to deployment with iOS 7.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater B (Westside)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

MIMIO TEACH, VIEW, & Vote
This course focuses on utilizing an Interactive Whiteboard effectively in the classroom. It enablesMimio advocates opportunities to collaborate and share new and innovative ideas with other teachers.
Course objectives:
The goal of this course is to offer participants a broad overview of how to successfully integrate Mimio hardware and software into every day teaching. Upon completion of this course, participants will beable to
:1. Understand the various components of Mimio hardware and software
2. Use the tools available in MimioStudio Notebook to create interactive learning activities
3. Develop small and whole group activities using MimioStudio Notebook as the delivery system
4. Navigate and add content to the Mimio Gallery to contribute to lesson development
5. Add pre-existing content to MimioStudio Notebook to enhance lesson development
6. Share ideas and teaching resources with other course participants

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

SIF Interoperability in the Cloud
In today's economy, school and district IT professionals are assuming greater workloads. To meet the demand you need tools that automate tasks, increase staff efficiency, and decrease costs. Pearson K-12 Technology’s SIF products integrate applications in and out of the cloud, in real-time. SIF supports the conference's theme by empowering teachers, administrators, students, and parents to have access to data in the major applications used by the school or district, in real-time. Real-time changes made in the SIS are propagated to all other SIF-enabled applications used by the school or district, even those hosted in the cloud. Come see a live demonstration of SIF in action between an SIS, Active Directory, Google Apps, and Office365 (Live@edu)!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

The Common Core – Making it Work for You!
How can educators work within the framework of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in a productive way? What affect will the CCSS have on your everyday role as an educator? Will the CCSS force you to change the way you teach? What do the CCSS look like and how do I interpret them with regard to scope and sequence? Gain a new perspective of how the CCSS can free you up by providing the framework and expectations you need. Learn about Odysseyware’s powerful Common Core Assessment and Remediation tool and how you can use it to bridge the gap from your current curriculum to the CCSS.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

Building an iCan Attitude for iPad Integration
Come see inexpensive applications and built in features of the ipad and how they span cognitive and grades for allowing students integrate with their local community and the globe. Leave with a variety of tools such as a needs assessment form, rubrics for educational app selection, and outcome measurement tools.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 25

2:00pm EDT

Crafting a Digital Citizenship & Literacy Curriculum
Today’s 24,7, connected culture offers our children unimaginable power to explore, connect, create, and learn. Issues, such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism and safety, have a detrimental impact on the use of technologies in the classroom. Learn how The Meadowbrook School has implemented a comprehensive K-8 Digital Citizenship and Literacy Curriculum.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 14

2:00pm EDT

Creating, Managing and Migrating to Google Apps for Education Domain
Google Apps for Education offers incredible benefits to school districts. Emails, documents, calendars and sites can be accessed - and edited - on almost any mobile device or tablet. Websites and document creation tools offer real-time editing as well as powerful sharing controls. The cost is free, but it can be difficult to determine how to best plan and execute a migration or rollout.

Learn how to 1) assess your needs and develop a plan for your school/district. 2) Communicate with staff and develop training materials. 3) Learn about administrative tools that make the process of creating and managing the domain smooth. 4)  Migrate and manage email, calendars, drive and sites. 5) Deal with conflicting google accounts. 


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 10

2:00pm EDT

Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner
When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Learn the what, why, and how of personalizing learning so every learner is motivated and engaged in the learning process. Discover how to personalize learning with an introduction to The Six Steps to Personalize Learning.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 16

2:00pm EDT

District Data Culture Development
This workshop will share the exciting process that was used by a collaborative team of school, district, and technology leaders to incorporate data and data teams to support the creation of a data-driven culture to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 14
  Workshop

2:00pm EDT

Electronic Constructivism 2014: Promising Technologies; Creative Teaching
Coined by this presenter, the term “Electronic Constructivism” will be defined with replicable examples of intriguing possibilities. Time saving production applications, artifact resources, cloud-based tools, and the pros and cons of flipped classrooms will be highlighted. No experience necessary - just an open mind, adventurous spirit, and sense of humor.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 21

2:00pm EDT

IGNITE Your Passion in Just Five Minutes
In this fast-paced Session, selected educators and leaders will have only FIVE MINUTES to share what IGNITES their passion. They will tell their remarkable stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their five minutes are up! Hear success stories, best practices, big ideas, and small steps that led to notable accomplishments. This unusual session is fast, fun, and will provide a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place in our schools.


Speakers
avatar for Shawn Rubin

Shawn Rubin

Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute
Shawn Rubin is the Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute in Providence, Rhode Island. Shawn manages the Institute’s personalized and blended learning initiatives. At the Highlander Institute, Shawn leads the FUSE RI fellowship, which partners educators and administrators... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 26
  Workshop
  • Schoology Code 9B5J7-6PFHQ

2:00pm EDT

Our BYOD Journey-Lessons Learned
For the last two years, the Reading Public Schools has embarked in the implementation of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at the middle and high school level. This presentation will discuss how the initiative has worked, the lessons learned from that process, and how important it is to build a culture that allows risk taking to benefit students. This presentation will review the importance of culture, leadership, infrastructure, support, and professional development on the implementation process. In addition, the presentation will talk about a unique professional development opportunity, a graduate level course called Expanding the Boundaries of Teaching and Learning, that has created the mindset and culture in our district for this type of initiative.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 15

2:00pm EDT

Searchlights and Sunglasses: Journalism in the Digital Age
Digital literacy lesson plans and teaching resources delivered through an interactive web site that connects the teaching and learning recommendations to the primary text at the paragraph level will be shown in this session. Text topics include global awareness activities on topics such as the digital divide, technology changes and the need for innovation, the use of social media to engage community, the value of teaching digital literacy and critical thinking skills, and more...

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 27

2:00pm EDT

The Realities of Sharing iPads
Integrate iPad technology into your classroom! iPads have not been designed as shared devices, but budget restraints often make for less than ideal scenarios. Join us as we discuss the ways we problem-solved a 5(ish):1 technology ratio in our classrooms, while still teaching our World History I curriculum.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 30

2:00pm EDT

Using an LMS to Achieve Effective Professional Development
Learn about the key components of an LMS for professional development, explore the integration of online, blended and flipped methodologies, and look at digital ways for teachers to continue to build upon the collaboration and work that is started in a professional development initiative after the course has ended.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 29

2:00pm EDT

Videoconferencing in the Classroom
This session will introduce videoconferencing as a learning tool. Reasons for using and practical examples will be given of the top uses in the classroom including the popular Mystery State Location. Related topics include Netiquette and Assessment. Also, see this in action with a live call from a Mystery Caller!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 23

2:00pm EDT

What Successful School Technology Leaders Do?
In this session we will explore how successful school technology leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Singapore develop school cultures and policies where stakeholders share a vision of meaningful technology integration to support 21st Century learning and develop an institutional capacity for technology integration.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 10

2:00pm EDT

Writing & the Common Core: A Digital Resource for Every Grade Level
This workshop focuses on the digital writing requirement of the Common Core. We’ll showcase a digital tool for each grade level based on the grade level’s abilities, Common Core requirements and the privacy issues and email restrictions for some grade levels.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 18

2:00pm EDT

Crash Course in Creating on the iPad - Registration Required
The iPad is an amazing tool for creative projects in the modern classroom. In this hands-on workshop, participants will experiment with a variety of easy to use apps for the iPad that unlock the device’s creative potential through its built-in camera, microphone, and touch-screen. Participants will learn how to create beautiful pictures, helpful annotated images, powerful screencasts, fantastic movies, and interactive books, all in one device. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss strategies for implementing these tools in the classroom, with an eye towards replacing traditional projects with digital ones that allow student voice and choice, as well as the ability to easily publish for a global audience.    Participants should bring their own iPad already loaded with the following apps to guarantee their ability to fully participate in the workshop:  Drawing Pad (Preferred-$1.99) or Doodle Buddy (Free) Skitch (Free) Explain Everything (Preferred-$2.99) or Doceri (Free with optional in app purchase)  iMovie ($4.99)  Book Creator (Preferred-$4.99) or Creative Book Builder ($3.99) Bring your own iPad

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 73 (West side

2:00pm EDT

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom - Registration Required
Digital Portfolios are an exciting way for students to reflect upon their learning and collaborate worldwide. By using the App “Voice Thread” students are able to record audio or video narratives for each work sample, and the final portfolios are shared with a web-based email link. This is especially valuable for international students. Families can record feedback for their children directly onto the Digital Portfolio.  Bring your own iPad

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 75 (West side)

2:00pm EDT

Teach-Communicate-Collaborate - Pre-Registration Required
In this workshop, you will learn how middle school and high school teachers harness Schoology to bring instructional practices online and then you will get to do it yourself. These instructors will discuss how the integration of Schoology has streamlined the process of establishing a digital classroom, and share their journeys of how they got there. From assignment submissions and graded discussions to reshared sources and postings, you will learn alternative assessment options, mobile integration, and collaboration features that you can use to digitize your instruction today.      Learn how to:  Navigate Schoology’s easy to use tools and determine what features could enhance your classroom. Streamline assignments, grading, and feedback in an easy to use interface.  Empower parents to become more active participants in their child’s education through the use of integrated communication tools.   Join a global teaching community with Schoology’s Professional Learning Network to bridge demographic regions & join a teaching community that is truly global.

Speakers
avatar for John Crescitelli

John Crescitelli

Educational Technologist, John F. Kennedy Middle School
An educator for more than 25 years, John has devoted his career to helping middle school students achieve and excel. Does being in middle school for a quarter century define you as crazy? Maybe, but John brings school to life, and in an ever-changing field like technology, he and... Read More →
avatar for Dan Gottlieb

Dan Gottlieb

Regional Sales Director, Schoology
I share how school districts are using Schoology to shift towards student centered learning with scalable blended strategies.
avatar for Chad McGowan

Chad McGowan

Teacher, Ashland High School
Chad McGowan is a high school technology teacher and instructional technology coach at Ashland High School. Over the past 17 years, Chad has taught a variety of math and computer courses for grades 7-12 and has been training other professionals, pre-k-12, in educational technolog... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 77 (West side)

2:00pm EDT

Developing Sustainable and Effective 1:1 Learning Models
Learn about key indicators for successful 1:1 deployments, six hurdles that prevent most K-12 schools from adopting successful programs – especially when examined from a financially and an instructional method. Further learn about approaches and resources to help you plan to adapt your current or new 1:1 learning efforts.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 17
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

Scholar’ Choice
The Scholar's Choice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable individualized learning for every student by making educational data accessible and actionable. To realize this mission, the Foundation provides a hosted educational software suite (SaaS), termed a "learning network" that combines all the features of leading Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Content Management Systems (CMS) situated in a secure social networking platform. The Scholar's Choice Foundation helps schools and school districts overcome the challenge of coordinating numerous systems that frequently lack interoperability and does so by implementing an all-in-one system that is user-friendly
and low-cost.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 30
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

3:15pm EDT

SAMR Model and Blooms Taxonomy
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge - Vendor Floor
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

3:15pm EDT

Learn Pads – Built for Education!
Valley Communications is excited to introduce Learn Pad the first tablet solution that is "Purpose Built for Education." The LearnPad comes "out of the box" ready for use in schools and classrooms anywhere. The LearnPad solution includes three components that allow any teacher or school to safely deliver unlimited, digital curriculum & instruction anywhere. The LearnPad tablet; the LearnPad cloud-based management portal; and the LearnPad content store. The LearnPad tablet supports tablet "apps", websites and Flash based eLearning content. With the anytime, anywhere cloud based management portal, teachers and students have simple, classroom controls so videos, digital content, and documents can be used in a directed, instructionally sound manner.
The LearnPad carries no access, subscription, renewal or reoccurring costs beyond initial cost. No download, installation or network applications are necessary. LearnPad is recognized as a "BETT Best Digital Device" for 2013, brought to schools across New England exclusively by Valley Communications Systems. - See more at: http://www.valleycommunications.com/learnpad-tablet-solutions

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 10
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

Taking your Digital Content to the Next Level
Are you using digital resources? Has your school been thinking about one-to-one? Join us to learn how you and your peers can begin to collaborate and consolidate all the various digital teaching resources you’re already using -- video clips, websites, Microsoft Word,Excel, PowerPoint files, SMART Notebook files, ExamView, etc. Then we’ll show how you can align your customized content to state standards and also sync your curriculum to student devices. Concerned that a one-to-one environment could make students distracted? We’ll also show how student devices can be managed at a teacher or district level, giving you control over which apps,resources students can access.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

The Unified Cloud Platform How to access files, applications and reports from any device
Chromebooks are quickly gaining popularity in schools because of their web capabilities and cost effective price points. However, there are some issues associated with a Chromebook rollout. For example, if you have legacy Windows applications, you are forced to either abandon them or use different hardware to gain access to them. Additionally, Chromebooks do not support Java based web applications, limiting their effectiveness as an educational tool.
There is also the issue of integrating Chromebooks into your existing infrastructure. How do you manage them easily with all the other machines you are managing? webRDP provides secure, remote access to Terminal Servers and Windows programs from any web browser. webRDP provides Chromebooks with browser-based access to remote Windows desktops and Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers. The solution does not require plug-ins or clients, and works with other operating systems and devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones, and Android tablets.

webNetwork is a software solution that enables a school district to create a Unified Cloud platform to provides Chromebooks with secure, browser-based access to the following IT resources:
• Files
• Remote Windows Desktops
• Microsoft Terminal Servers
• Web Applications
• Web Reports and Databases
• Calendars
• Mail
Other features include:
Touch and swipe enabled
• Application Store
• Personalized
• Single Sign-on to all IT resources

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

What’s new in Apple Education
In this session, we will explore all the latest Apple releases that impact educators and students and how you can use them to benefit the teaching and learning goals in your schools. From iPad to Mac, there are many hardware options for you to explore along with an ecosystem of applications and digital learning assets best suited for your student’s digital learning environment. Content creation, curation, and accessibility features will be
discussed as well. Please head over to http:,,www.apple.com,education, to learn more, and then come to the session to see them in person.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Theater B (West Side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

Adapting Computer Science Problems for K-12
Computer science is usually thought of as complex subject bested suited for college students. Can classic computer science problems be adapted for elementary students so that young children can engage with them in a deep and motivating way? The Four Color Map Problem was adapted for elementary students to explore.

Speakers
avatar for John Heffernan

John Heffernan

Tech Teacher, Williamsburg Schools
John is currently tech teacher at the Anne T Dunphy Elementary School in Williamsburg. He is a PhD student in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of Elementary Robotics: Sustaining the Natural Engineering Instincts of Children. John has worked as a software... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 23

3:15pm EDT

An Exploration of ‘Sound Thinking’
A music teacher and computer science teacher from Pingree School will present an interdisciplinary approach to computational thinking through computer programming, technological design, and musical interaction using Raspberry Pi’s, Makey Makey boards, and Scratch programming language.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 26

3:15pm EDT

Build your BYOD Toolbox
This workshop will provide attendees with a toolbox full of free tools that can be used on any device including iPads. Topics will include Presentation, Collaboration, Assessment, Screencasting and many more.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 15

3:15pm EDT

Building a Student Journalism Program: Empowering Project-Based Learning & Digital Literacies
Student journalism offers the ultimate ready-made project-based learning environment, as well as a foundation of 21st century education. By harnessing the array of available communication devices, journalism, consuming and producing, teaches students how to use tools and techniques for interacting with the world and sorting truth from opinion.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 14

3:15pm EDT

Building Inter-School Community
Teachers fulfilling unique school roles lack face-to-face collaboration and community. We built MEMSET, an inter-school network of elementary and middle school educational technologists, to meet this need. It strengthens the local community, builds collaborative capacity, and enhances teachers’ ability to expand beyond the confines of their classroom, school, and locale.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 14

3:15pm EDT

Getting Teachers to Innovate
Participants in this session will gain a better understanding of innovation and how it spreads in an educational setting. Presenters believe in the use of a blended approach to faculty professional development, including flipping PD, using Twitter chats, and sharing ways to engage and support teachers on an ongoing basis.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 27

3:15pm EDT

Infographics for Student Learning
Building effective infographics requires higher-order thinking skills including creativity and analysis. In this session we will examine the three components of an infographic (design, data, description). Then we will create infographics using Web 2.0 applications or Microsoft Office tools. Examples from 5th grade students will be shown during the presentation!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 19

3:15pm EDT

It's Not What You Think!: Enhancing Education by Using Common Technologies Uncommonly
You wouldn’t stereotype a student, so why stereotype a technology? Make learning more engaging, efficient, and fun by using oft-maligned technologies in powerful ways. See how YouTube, QR codes, text messages, video games, and more are being leveraged in innovative ways proving great things happen when minds are kept open!

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 21

3:15pm EDT

Rolling Out the Mobile Cart: Integrating iPads into the Common Core
You have iPads. Now do you need new ideas? Guiding you from how to deal with distribution management to incorporating Common Core aligned lessons, this workshop will help you see the iPad as an everyday tool, not a treat for rote games and practice. Walk out with ideas, handouts, and real student examples!


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 25

3:15pm EDT

Socrates Online: Engaging Students in Genuine Inquiry
A description and exploration of the online Socratic seminar, applicable to any course, whether classroom-based, hybrid or online. A graceful, accessible method of engaging students that works across all disciplines, the seminar makes use of contemporary technologies in a meaningful and authentic way, and hearkens back to a tradition of thoughtful inquiry.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 16

3:15pm EDT

Storytelling through Animation Applications
This session will introduce teachers to various digital storytelling techniques through IPad animation applications. The presenters will focus on teaching how to incorporate Puppet Pals and Toontastic into the curriculum. These applications are wonderful and creative ways for students to retell stories or historical events, present dialogues, or describe scenes in any language. Great for individual or group work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own IPads. Presented by two high school foreign language teachers.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 29

3:15pm EDT

Streamlining Data Entry for Your District (Student Presenters)
Experience how you can modernize your School Districts Data Processes. Learn how North Andover Public Schools built an intuitive simple interface which streamlined data entry and validation processes for all school administration, teachers, students and parents / guardians. You will learn how North Andover Public Schools crafted a simple interface that offers a Registration Interface, Payment Center, Staff Management (Assessment, Evaluation and Position Control) along with Student Management (Parent / Guardian, Emergency Contact and Health Information).


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 17

3:15pm EDT

The 24-7 Student-Centered 'Classroom'
The 24-7 classroom serves to take down the walls of a typical classroom routine and environment while creating learning endeavor that students can access 24-7 in engaging ways. This workshop will present many tools, strategies and processes that help educators move from traditional classroom teaching to a 24-7 engaging, accessible learning environment.

Speakers

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 18
 
Thursday, October 24
 

8:30am EDT

Keynote Address - Chris Lehmann
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Dining Area West Side

9:30am EDT

Einstein Bar - North Andover Public School
Need help with connecting to the wireless during the conference?  Want to understand how to use the Sched.org app?  Need support around the use of Schoology for the conference?  Come to the Einstein Bar and let our student tech teams get you up and running to maximize your conference experience. 


Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Einstein Bar (Vendor Floor)

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School - Scalable Game Design - Using Games to Impact Learning in Math,Science,Computer Science
Learn Science , Math , and Computer Science using the product AGENT SHEETS. Students learn how to create games, simulations and models using a teaching methodology that introduces students to thinking and problem solving skills. Students make games such as Frogger, learn thinking patterns and reapply patterns learned in early games to create Science simulations and innovative Math games.    Students demonstrate games they have made that meet the common core standards, ISTE and CSTA national standards.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Reading Memorial High School - How we use Finch Robots to learn Java and Python
The students will be demonstrating the programs that they have written for the Finch Robots, which have multiple sensors. They will demonstrate how programming for a physical device enables them to grasp programming concepts in a fun and effective way. They will also share their journey with programming the Finches, including first reactions and subsequent experiences. Conference attendees will be provided hands-on opportunity to explore the devices, as well.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Sharon Public Schools - Global Competence Multi-Media Showcase
Students will demonstrate what we use for robots in technology and in design and in arts. It runs the span from Bee-Bots that take a series of 40 inputs from 7 commmands to a NAO robot from Carnegie Mellon Curriculum. In between there are LEGO education models and drawing bots.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - The Meadowbrook School of Weston - Robots for All Ages and Talents
Students will demonstrate what we use for robots in technology and in design and in arts. It runs the span from Bee-Bots that take a series of 40 inputs from 7 commmands to a NAO robot from Carnegie Mellon Curriculum. In between there are LEGO education models and drawing bots.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:00am EDT

Student Showcase - Up-Island Regional - Flipping Math in 5th Grade
Students will demonstrate how they are using the flipped classroom model in their class.  Students will share how they access videos, use interactive sites, and  complete formative assessment tasks as part of the flipped model.  Students will also share their math journals which contain lesson material and summaries.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Student Showcase Area - Vendor Floor

10:15am EDT

Technology Transforms Pedagogy: Combining the Tools and the Vision
Participants in this workshop will be able to develop a coherent educational vision and work on how to leverage educational technology in service of that vision. Participants will be able to examine what is in their zone of control where they are now and work to make that zone more aligned with their best vision of education and educational technology. They will be able to examine how the use of technology can be a transformative tool for achieving their best ideas.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater A (West side)
  Keynote Follow Up
  • Schoology Code KFMRN-NKS3Q

10:15am EDT

METAA – Build an Ed Tech Dream Team

 

Today’s K-12 Technology Departments have evolved from departments of technical experts to collaborative teams with the diverse skills needed to effectively manage and lead educational technology efforts. Successful technology teams consistently demonstrate the value and impact of IT. A panel of METAA leaders will share aspects of staffing, developing, and continually evolving a Technology Department Dream Team, starting with ensuring you have the needed skills to serve today's students. Members of the METAA leadership team will also provide an update on the organization’s work.


Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 12

10:15am EDT

Online Professional Development for Common Core Success - EDC
Come explore a new series of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) online professional development courses in Mathematics and English Language Arts and discuss how these courses can provide teachers and administrators with the flexible, engaging opportunities they need to learn to implement the CCSS in their classrooms and schools and in particular, to prepare students to be college and career-ready. These courses will be offered for graduate credit through MassCUE starting this fall.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 17
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

BYOD
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Think Tank Lounge (Vendor Area)
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

10:15am EDT

Lets Explore iTunes U & iTunes U Course Manager
You probably know Apple's iTunes U as a wonderfully rich collection of teaching & learning resources. All sorts of learning objects can be found there - from Library of Congress text, image and video content to materials posted by the Maine Department of Education in support of the MLTI, and so much more. In February 2013, there have been over 1 billion digital content downloads. But things have changed - the new iTunes U app for iOS allows access to iTunes U courses that can contain all types of content along with assignments and
commentary. Great content - curated as a course. In addition, through iTunes U
Course Manager, K-12 institution faculty can now create these courses independently. Head
here: www.apple.com,education,itunes-u, to learn more, and then plan to come to this session to see iTunes U & iTunes U Course Manager in action.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater B (West Side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

Subtext: Designed for the Common Core
Subtext is a robust K12 e-reading platform that harnesses today's interactive capabilities to engage students and teachers directly in digital text. Designed to support the Common Core and fit today's eveolving classroom, Subtext enables teachers to search for and import e-books, articles, PDF's or digital documents and then embed instruction, enrichment, and learning prompts to deeply engage students with the text.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

The Unified Cloud Platform How to access files, applications and reports from any device
Chromebooks are quickly gaining popularity in schools because of their web capabilities and cost effective price points. However, there are some issues associated with a Chromebook rollout. For example, if you have legacy Windows applications, you are forced to either abandon them or use different hardware to gain access to them. Additionally, Chromebooks do not support Java based web applications, limiting their effectiveness as an educational tool.
There is also the issue of integrating Chromebooks into your existing infrastructure. How do you manage them easily with all the other machines you are managing? webRDP provides secure, remote access to Terminal Servers and Windows programs from any web browser. webRDP provides Chromebooks with browser-based access to remote Windows desktops and Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers. The solution does not require plug-ins or clients, and works with other operating systems and devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones, and Android tablets.

webNetwork is a software solution that enables a school district to create a Unified Cloud platform to provides Chromebooks with secure, browser-based access to the following IT resources:
• Files
• Remote Windows Desktops
• Microsoft Terminal Servers
• Web Applications
• Web Reports and Databases
• Calendars
• Mail
Other features include:
Touch and swipe enabled
• Application Store
• Personalized
• Single Sign-on to all IT resources

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

Virtual Welding Education

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

10:15am EDT

CodeHS - Interactive Tutorials
CodeHS provides online programming tutorials for high school students. CodeHS connects professional programmers and more advanced students, acting as tutors, with learners to provide feedback and assessment. The LMS includes innovative characteristics that provide a glimpse of capabilities that could be adopted in more generalized LMS platforms in the future.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 29

10:15am EDT

Digital Narratives, Meridian Stories
This Workshop introduces Meridian Stories, a new competitive and collaborative initiative that challenges teams of Middle and High School students to create short-form stories using images, words, video and music in the service of core curricular objectives. The Workshop will be presentational, hands-on and discussion driven.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 18

10:15am EDT

Getta’ Grant - MassCUE
Do you have a unique idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $ to get the project going? MassCUE offers competitive initiative grants, up to $1000, for student-centered projects just for MassCUE members. Learn how simple it is to fulfill the rubric for success. Talk to past recipients. Find out how to write the grant and fund a project you want to work on.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 21
  Workshop
  • Schoology Code 9TR7X-P7QCC

10:15am EDT

Integrating iPads into the Early Elementary Curriculum
Common Core and iPads: an easy early elementary combination. This workshop will look at several K-2 student-tested technology activities across the curriculum. Learn about tried,true essential apps, view lesson examples and ideas for those apps, and pick up tips for printing and sharing student work.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 25

10:15am EDT

IPads in Elementary Science
The focus of this session is to share apps and IPad projects that were successfully integrated into an elementary classroom. Attendees should walk away from this session with a variety of ideas of how to integrate IPads into their own science classrooms in either a 1:1 or small group.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 30

10:15am EDT

Providing Accessible Digital Text
Participants of this workshop will understand how to gather,create and distribute accessible digital text to students, as required in IDEA 2004. Methods for doing so will include: Purchasing materials from publishers, using free NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Access Center) resources, and creating materials at school.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 14

10:15am EDT

Straight to the Source - Math
Updating lesson plans and assessments to align teaching to the Common Core State Standards can be overwhelming and time consuming! Let us help you cut to the chase by guiding you to our top picks of the best FREE online resources for implementing Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Director of Technology & Innovation, Woburn Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins provides on-going professional development as well as in-class support to teachers and students in grades K-12 as a Digital Learning Coordinator in the Lynnfield Public Schools District and a Google for Education Certified Trainer.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 14

10:15am EDT

Technology: Give Kids a Head Start
Learn how to create presentations that pop! Through this workshop, participants will learn how to leverage digital tools and essential presentation planning considerations to ensure their presentations effectively deliver content and have a positive and lasting impact on audiences.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 27

10:15am EDT

The Blended Classroom in a Paperless Environment
As we move toward 1:1 technologies, the paperless classroom looms over the horizon, soon to become a reality. Attend this session to learn the necessary tools to make the transition seamless. The following tools and more will be featured: Edmodo, Google Suite, Socrative, Notes Plus, and Explain Everything for screen casting.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 16

10:15am EDT

The Flipped Mobile Classroom
With the Flipped Classroom, teachers turn the traditional classroom structure on its head and use mobile technology to reorganize class so that students maximize the value of their time with their teachers and peers. However, after providing students with custom content to consume on mobile devices and assessing them with student response systems, what does this flipped learning really look like? In this session, we will examine scenarios from elementary through high school that provide examples of these "upside down" learning environments where students engage, explore, and collaborate. The Flipped Classroom isn’t just about bringing devices into classrooms - it’s about using them to transform the way students learn

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 26

10:15am EDT

Tools that work in a BYOD Classroom
In this session, participants will be exposed to a variety of technology tools that work in a BYOD classroom. The focus will be on tools that are both easy for teachers and students to use, while encouraging collaboration and creativity amongst your students.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 15

10:15am EDT

Use Evernote & the iPad to Compile and Organize Student Data and Track Student Progress
With the new evaluation program focusing on student growth, teachers increasingly look to tools that help them track and manage student progress. Evernote, with its multi-platform feature, is the solution for one literacy teacher. Learn how to use Evernote to track students’ progress, manage student data and directly record students.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 19

10:15am EDT

Using Google Tools to Support the Common Core
Using Google Tools we will demonstrate how we have enabled students to become online publishers and collaborators of information. You will learn about the management and organization of these tools, project sharing, and global outreach.


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 10

10:15am EDT

Blended Learning via Your Personal YouTube Channel - Pre-Registration Required
YouTube is a global video portal with great potential to deliver video content for instructional purposes inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to providing thousands of high quality instructional videos for use in the classroom, YouTube also offers all Google Apps or Gmail account holders the opportunity to create a custom YouTube Channel. Teachers can create a YouTube Channel with a school issued Google Apps account or their own Gmail account. Once the Channel is created they can customize the look of the account, select the level of privacy for the channel and add or select video to display on their Channel, all for FREE. A teacher or school YouTube Channel can make it easy to record and deliver teacher presentations or student created films to any device anywhere in the school, home or community. A YouTube Channel also gives teachers and students access to a large library of Creative Commons approved video and sound files for use in their own video productions using the browser-based YouTube Video Editor. Teachers can create and manage playlists of their own content or content found in the YouTube library that is focused on a specific subject or a specific class. Bring your own laptop,iPad

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 73 (West Side)

10:15am EDT

Geogebra: Free Dynamic Mathematics Software - Pre-Registration
GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. We will learn the basic tools of Geogebra and create a problem-solving tool for your classroom.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 76 (West Side)

10:15am EDT

iPads and iPod Touchs in the Foreign Language Classroom - Pre-Registration Required
This workshop is designed for teachers who have a basic knowledge of the iPad and iPod Touch and have them available to use with students. We will go over some of the settings that are applicable to the foreign language classroom and then look at some of my favorite apps. You will also get a list of apps to pass on to your students, to use on their personal devices as well. There will be time to "play" and explore the apps as well as share ideas with each other. Bring your own iPad,iPod

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 75 (West side)

10:15am EDT

The Flipped Classroom - Creating Screencasts - Pre-Registration Required
Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of the flipped classroom. In particular, participants will be introduced to very simple ways of creating screencasts and pencasts. Participants will be shown how easy it is to use Screencast-o-matic (free web-based software requiring no installation) with Smart boards or a graphical tablet. . Participants will also be introduced to how easy it is to create screen casts using an IPad and pencasts using the Livescribe Echo pen. During the bulk of the workshop, participants will spend time creating screencasts using Screencast-o-matic on their Windows or Macintosh computers. The final part of the workshop will be a discussion of the pros and cons of flipping the classroom and how the time freed up by putting lectures on screencasts can effectively be used to teach in a more collaborative, experiential, student-centered classroom atmosphere with an emphasis on 1-1 interaction between students and teachers.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 77 (West side)

10:15am EDT

Developing Sustainable and Effective 1:1 Learning Models
Learn about key indicators for successful 1:1 deployments, six hurdles that prevent most K-12 schools from adopting successful programs – especially when examined from a financially and an instructional method. Further learn about approaches and resources to help you plan to adapt your current or new 1:1 learning efforts.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 16
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

IPTV & VoD Systems Explained- Pro AV Systems, Inc.
IPTV and Video On Demand Systems are quickly becoming mainstream in schools, but what are they really about? We are going to break down exactly how the systems work, and demo all the capabilities that they have.  We at Pro AV Systems believe in a blended approach to IPTV – and we’ll tell you why this solution gives you the best of breed products for the most cost effective price tag.  We’ll talk about HDCP encryption, challenges faced in streaming to the public internet and the roadblocks fixed in a blended approach.  Wondering how IPTV can be used for in your district? Morning announcements, graduations and school plays and playoff sports games are just a few ways.  How does this differ from VoD Systems? We’ll help you understand the differences in the two pieces of technology and which is the right fit for you.  With a full IPTV and VoD System at our fingertips, we will show you that anything is possible.   


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 29

11:30am EDT

Blended Middle School Literacy Lessons from PBS – ELA Social Studies
Literacy gaps begin early in childhood and become increasingly difficult to overcome. Yet while extensive resources support early childhood literacy acquisition, little exists for struggling middle school students at the very time they are negotiating the difficult transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’ One successful avenue for assisting these learners is meaningfully incorporating technology into the curriculum. The Inspiring Middle School Literacy initiative is a series of online lessons that incorporate literacy strategies into major subject topic instruction. Each lesson includes public media clips and interactive online assessment.
Take a deep dive into the Middle School Literacy initiative, 40 online lessons that incorporate literacy strategies into topic lessons from the four major subject areas. After an introduction to the entire collection, ELA and social studies lessons will be showcased. Three PBS goodie bags will be awarded. www.pbslearningmedia.org

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater (A Westside)
  Featured Presenter
  • Schoology Code HXT69-6SQP7

11:30am EDT

Concord Consortium
Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. We have embedded models and probes into an extensive collection of research-based digital curricula that focus on facilitating "digital inquiry.”

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 17
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

11:30am EDT

Designer at edX
EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. We're bringing the best of higher education to students around the world. EdX offers MOOCs and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 15
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

11:30am EDT

Blended Learning
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge (Vendor Area)
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

11:30am EDT

Active Learning Spaces - Steelcase
How can a classroom improve the transfer of knowledge, enhance collaboration, and engage multiple learning styles? It’s in the magic and flexibility of an Active Learning Space – and we can show you how to make it all possible. The concept lies in moving the furniture – not the technology – and marrying them together to create a space that specially designed for 21st century learning. Gone are the days of students twisting their bodies to view their instructor, the content and their peers; now, with Active Learning Spaces, students can be mobile and flexible, easily transforming the classroom into multiple different environments to fit the different modes of learning and team-based activities. We will show you how simple it can be to move from a lecture style room to small group collaboration and back to large group instruction – it a matter of a few quiet minutes. We will even take a mini field trip to see this concept become a reality, so you yourself can feel the ease of mobility and visualize the concept within an Active Learning Space. Come learn how mobility can transform classroom innovation – combining space, pedagogy and technology into an Active Classroom.


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

Interacting with iBooks and creating your own with iBooks Author
Teachers have been making books with their students forever. But what if those books could be digital? And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, audio recordings and more? Apple's new iBooks Author does all of this, allowing users to create highly interactive and engaging content that can be leveraged to help a teacher improve a lesson, or to help a student tell the story of their accomplishments. Applicable across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Head here www.apple.com,ibooksauthor,
to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad and with OS X Mavericks on a Mac. We will be also sharing ideas of what other educators like yourself have been designing with this extraordinary application.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater B (West Side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

STEEL CASE
How can a classroom improve the transfer of knowledge, enhance collaboration, and engage multiple learning styles? It’s in the magic and flexibility of an Active Learning Space – and we can show you how to make it all possible. The concept lies in moving the furniture – not the technology – and marrying them together to create a space that specially designed for 21st century learning. Gone are the days of students twisting their bodies to view their instructor, the content and their peers; now, with Active Learning Spaces, students can be mobile and flexible, easily transforming the classroom into multiple different environments to fit the different modes of learning and team-based activities. We will show you how simple it can be to move from a lecture style room to small group collaboration and back to large group instruction – it a matter of a few quiet minutes. We will even take a mini field trip to see this concept become a reality, so you yourself can feel the ease of mobility and visualize the concept within an Active Learning Space. Come learn how mobility can transform classroom innovation – combining space, pedagogy and technology into an Active Classroom.

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

The Mobile Device and Application Explosion in Education: How to Address the Dilemma & Simpli-Fi the Problem
Schools have quickly become the forefront for the "all wireless access layer" with the influx of wireless devices though BYOD and 1-1 educational initiatives. As a result, mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom; making high-speed wireless networking fundamental to learning and communication experiences. In this session, you’ll learn about the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education, the dilemma they pose on your campus’ network, and how you can prepare for them in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

11:30am EDT

After the Mystery Skype Call…
Often we move on to the next Mystery Skype call and leave behind a group of students more interested in learning about our class, school, town or state or country, and they would love to learn more from our students. This workshop will give you ideas for your class to develop additional resources to share with classes after the Mystery Skype call is finished. I will be sharing iOS apps so the tools used can be iPad, iPod Touch or iPhones. Other devices will have the same or different apps so you still may find ideas. Lets increase our global awareness while the interest is strong by creating digital media that shares more about where we live.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 14

11:30am EDT

Animation: Motivating the Reluctant Learner
Animation is a highly motivating and engaging tool. Participants will see how animation is being used in the Hatfield Public Schools. Specific examples will span multiple grade levels and content areas. Teachers will be able to apply and adapt these techniques for their own use.


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 19

11:30am EDT

Course Management Inside an e-Book
This session will explore the vast opportunities with using an eBook in your class. We will cover how the book was created and how to bring the outside world alive inside the book. Whether it's collaboration, creation of content, or exploring websites. It's all in one place.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 29

11:30am EDT

File Sharing, Productivity and Paperless Classrooms for Teachers
Maximize the iPad, fill it with content, and skip the paper jams! This workshop will demonstrate how to use the iPad to create a paperless classroom, digital library, and learning management system on the iPad, to securely exchange and annotate student work on your mobile device


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 14

11:30am EDT

iPads & Computers in Science,Math
As middle school science and math teachers incorporating technology into our classrooms, we will be sharing iPad apps and computer programs that have been beneficial for differentiating our classrooms; including virtual roller-coasters, interactive food webs, Khan Academy, Educreations, as well as how to wirelessly project multiple iPads for classroom usage.


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 23

11:30am EDT

iSolveIt! Math Apps for Algebra
Play with math? You bet! Explore two free iPad apps that promote algebraic reasoning in a puzzle-­based environment supported by the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Johnson

Mindy Johnson

Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, CAST
Mindy Johnson is the Director of Digital Communication & Outreach at CAST. She is a former high school special education teacher and instructor for the Boston Museum of Science Overnight Program, providing insight into UDL implementation in informal learning environments. She is also... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 16

11:30am EDT

Launchpad: iPads in 2:1 Setting
Launch into a world of creation and collaboration! See the benefits of a collaborative learning environment using iPads to blend social studies, Common Core, technology, and learning. Paired, students accomplish tasks that inform learning, use multiple sources for research, and produce a product to share in different formats. Bring your own device.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 30

11:30am EDT

Partners: Tech Integration and Curriculum Professional Development
This presentation will outline a three year district plan demonstrating the connection between the two departments over time and the ability to move the district forward more rapidly because of that connection. Specific details that will be reviewed include: teacher evaluation, curriculum including online texts, community connections, BYOD, digital citizenship, data driving instruction and goal setting and more!


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 18

11:30am EDT

Primary Sources, the Digital Learner, and the Common Core
This presentation will focus on using primary sources in student learning activities. Questions explored: Why should we use Primary Sources; Where can you find Primary Sources; and What technology tools can be used to study and demonstrate understanding Primary Sources? Sample lesson activities and connections to the Common Core will also be provided.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 26

11:30am EDT

The Ups and Downs of Trying to Do Digital Portfolios
We will show the audience what worked and what didn't with using Evernote as a digital portfolio system. We will take the attendees through the process from day one, and show student samples from grade 5. The attendees will leave with knowledge about how digital portfolios can capture the "whole child" in ways traditional portfolios have lagged.


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 25

11:30am EDT

Time to Reinvent the Wheel – Common Core and NETS Demand IT!
Technology as an add-on does NOT meet the needs of teachers or students. "Teach Above the Line." It is time to reinvent the wheel and redefine education! There are no limits! Reach your own high level expectations using Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) and Blooms Revised Taxonomy to ensure that technology impacts teaching and engages your students in deeper learning. Join this session to discuss how
these scaffolds are the starting point for better integration of technology and Common Core Standards. Continue the discussion with your Colleagues online in Schoology!


Thursday October 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 25

12:30pm EDT

Einstein Bar - Andover Public School
Need help with connecting to the wireless during the conference?  Want to understand how to use the Sched.org app?  Need support around the use of Schoology for the conference?  Come to the Einstein Bar and let our student tech teams get you up and running to maximize your conference experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Downs

Daniel Downs

Digital Learning Coordinator, North Reading Public Schools
Educator focused on the development of technology curriculum which embraces 21st Century Skills,Project Based Learning and Authentic Assessment. Professional experience includes working with students and teachers of all levels(K-12,Higher Ed) to develop technology driven final projects... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Einstein Bar (Vendor Floor)

1:40pm EDT

MBEA Meeting
Come join your fellow MBEA Members for a quick meeting to network and hear about our conference on April 4, 2014.
See you then!

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Blue Level 12

2:00pm EDT

Blended Middle School Literacy Lessons from PBS – Math, Science Focus
Literacy gaps begin early in childhood and become increasingly difficult to overcome. Yet while extensive resources support early childhood literacy acquisition, little exists for struggling middle school students at the very time they are negotiating the difficult transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’ One successful avenue for assisting these learners is meaningfully incorporating technology into the curriculum. The Inspiring Middle School Literacy initiative is a series of online lessons that incorporate literacy strategies into major subject topic instruction. Each lesson includes public media clips and interactive online assessment.

Take a deep dive into the Middle School Literacy initiative, 40 online lessons that incorporate literacy strategies into topic lessons from the four major subject areas. After an introduction to the entire collection, math and science lessons will be showcased. Three PBS goodie bags will be awarded. www.pbslearningmedia.org

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater A (West side)
  Featured Presenter
  • Schoology Code HXT69-6SQP7

2:00pm EDT

Making Reading Accessible for All on Mainstream Devices
As the nation’s leading provider of human recorded audiobooks, Learning Ally is a national non-profit that currently has a contract with the state of Massachusetts! With our new membership structure, students with print disabilities will have access to their curriculum at school as well as at home on mainstream devices.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 17
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

2:00pm EDT

OneWorld Classrooms
OneWorld Classrooms is a nonprofit that connects MA schools w/ their counterparts around the world through the arts and technology in the context of the K-12 curriculum. OneWorld Classrooms offers three programs: the K-12 Global Art Exchange/Boston 140, World Classroom Adventures, and the Student to Student Language Lab. In this workshop Executive Director Paul Hurteau will provide an overview of OneWorld Classrooms mission and programs, demonstrate how its programs utilize technology (Google Earth, Skype, VoiceThread and shared multi-media online content) and discuss how the programs can be integrated with the curriculum. Paul will conclude by leading a discussion about the challenges and rewards of 'going global' in the classroom.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 18
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

2:00pm EDT

Scholar’s Choice
The Scholar's Choice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable individualized learning for every student by making educational data accessible and actionable. To realize this mission, the Foundation provides a hosted educational software suite (SaaS), termed a "learning network" that combines all the features of leading Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Content Management Systems (CMS) situated in a secure social networking platform. The Scholar's Choice Foundation helps schools and school districts overcome the challenge of coordinating numerous systems that frequently lack interoperability and does so by implementing an all-in-one system that is user-friendly
and low-cost.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 14
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

2:00pm EDT

Google Extensions and Apps
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge (Vendor Area)
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

2:00pm EDT

How Mobile Devices are challenging the WLANscape
“Aerohive Networks - HiveManager Demo: Best Practices and New Features”
This Class is intended for current Aerohive schools looking to learn how to apply best practices to your configurations such as security settings, quality of service, enabling Dynamic Airtime Scheduling and much more to ensure optimum performance of your Aerohive deployments. In addition, Stephen will demo new features such as Application Visibility and Control and ID Manager. We will wrap this up with a Q&A session.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

Improve Student Achievement By Raising Professional Standards & Expectations
Achieving a high-quality teaching profession is critical to education systems as they face the increasingly ambitious demands of the 21st century. Taking a comprehensive approach to recruiting, preparing, supporting, and retaining talented teachers and school leaders is vital to a school’s success. But feedback on its own, without opportunities for coaching and practice of new skills, does not reliably lead to improvement. Measures of feedback, including classroom observations and self, peer and principal assessment are necessary to truly do justice to the complexity of the teacher’s role. Teacher evaluations are the subject of increasing attention across the country. It is our intention to show how technology has taken the lead in capturing the information required to evaluate teachers quickly and accurately, and furnishing them with the timely feedback they need to identify their strengths and areas of improvement. Ultimately, a skillful teacher is the key to student success. Technology can assist in improving teacher performance and providing a high quality learning environment for every child.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

iOS Management and Deployment
As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors
and staff to learn about iOS and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support
professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to configure, manage and deploy iPad in an educational setting. This session will focus on deploying iPads in both a personal and shared use setting. Head here: http:,,www.apple.com,ios,ios7,education,
to learn more about enhancements related to deployment with iOS 7.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater B (West Side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8 – HP/Microsoft – Vendor Workshop
Windows 8 brings learning to life--apps, content publishers, and OneNote will energize and engage students. With a Windows 8 device, you can have a touch tablet and full featured laptop all in one. Discover free teaching resources on the Partners in Learning Network to unleash Common Core with 21st century learning.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 16
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

The Benefits of Desktop virtualization - Custom Computer Specialists & Infinite Campus
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School will share their story of how their technology department was struggling with managing aging PCs and laptops, installing, updating and troubleshooting disparate software solutions while guarding against an increased threat of malware,viruses. By virtualizing the district’s desktops and servers they were able to rapidly provision new desktops, ensure a consistent experience for all students and faculty, improve security and reduce the cost of managing desktops throughout the district. Attendees will be invited to share their stories of how their districts are dealing with similar situations and determine if virtualization is right for them.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

2:00pm EDT

A Practical Guide to 'Flipping the Classroom'
Flipping the classroom is a model where students watch a lecture online which frees up valuable class time that can foster a more student-centered classroom atmosphere. This presentation will demonstrate how to implement such an approach using inexpensive hardware and free web-based screen recording software to create screencasts and pencasts.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 19

2:00pm EDT

Check It Out! Digital Inclusion!
Bridging the digital divide is an urgent need and pressing priority for this urban school; come and learn how the Kennedy-Longfellow School, in partnership with Lesley University, has extended the reach of their school library by putting into circulation 20+ Raspberry Pis, a low-cost computer for student use at home.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 27

2:00pm EDT

DocsTeach! 21st Century Access to Our Nation’s Historic Records
Our government’s 23 billion historic records live in the National Archives, just waiting for you to use them. The new free web-based tool DocsTeach, lets you access thousands of amazing primary sources easily. Teacher-made activities and online tools enable anyone anywhere to explore our nation’s history. It’s free and on all platforms!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 14

2:00pm EDT

Engaging ELA 2.0 Lessons
Learn how Web 2.0 tools can transform your ELA lessons into engaging learning opportunities that support a student-centered classroom. In this workshop, you will discover ways to incorporate webbing tools, Glogster, quick webquests, online videos, word clouds and more into ELA instruction in any K-8 classroom or school.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 15

2:00pm EDT

iPads+HOTS = Integration Success
Come learn about one school’s journey with iPads and how students learned to use them while reinforcing higher-order thinking skills. Take an in-depth look at how they used some quality apps to show evidence of learning, give parents a view of the classroom and invite collaboration.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 30

2:00pm EDT

iPads, Blocks, Crayons, & Paper
In this session, we will explore the balance between the physical and the digital, examining examples where iPad transforms what is possible while simultaneously leveraging the physical tools and toys critical to young students' growth. Our new, mobile generation may ultimately choose iPads and other devices in the same manner that they pick their pens and notebooks.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 25

2:00pm EDT

PLN '13: What's New In Connecting & Sharing?
Hello, Pinterest! Goodbye, Google Reader! The avenues for educators to connect and share with those of similar interest continue to evolve. This workshop will provide an update on web and mobile apps and resources for teachers and technologists to find out more about what’s new in technology and pedagogy.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 16

2:00pm EDT

Streamlining Data Entry for Your District (Student Presenters)
Experience how you can modernize your School Districts Data Processes. Learn how North Andover Public Schools built an intuitive simple interface which streamlined data entry and validation processes for all school administration, teachers, students and parents / guardians. You will learn how North Andover Public Schools crafted a simple interface that offers a Registration Interface, Payment Center, Staff Management (Assessment, Evaluation and Position Control) along with Student Management (Parent / Guardian, Emergency Contact and Health Information).


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 21

2:00pm EDT

Technically Invisible: Preparing Today's Learners for the Technology of Tomorrow
No longer is a novelty, Digital Literacy an ever-changing, lively, necessary reality. Come see how technology allows us to connect, communicate and collaborate within the confines of a demanding day. What can you try in YOUR classroom? Come experience a sampling of technology ideas ranging from functional to fantastic!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 10

2:00pm EDT

Using Digital Technologies in History Learning
This workshop explores ways to successfully integrate three digital technologies—wikis, personal responses systems, and microblogging,Twitter—into middle and high school history classrooms. Case studies will feature strategies for teachers as they begin using these technologies in their schools.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 29

2:00pm EDT

Using iPads for Creation in the Elementary Classroom
During this workshop you will hear how Duxbury Public School's teachers are using iPads for creativity in their classrooms. The presenter will discuss the management of iPad carts in the elementary setting. The presenter will also highlight and demonstrate specific apps and give examples for how to apply these to enhance classroom learning.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 23

2:00pm EDT

Using Online Resources to Support Students
With limitless possibilities for the use of technology in education, where to start can be all consuming. Come see how a handful of online resources (most of which are free) are currently being used to reach out to prospective students, engage current students and help program-completers navigate the last steps of their degrees.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 26

2:00pm EDT

Explain Everything: iPad Screencasting - Pre - Registration Required
Screencasting is the multimedia process of capturing on-screen computer actions along with recorded audio narration. Emerging technology has made this process more accessible to teachers and more importantly, to students. iPad screencasting affords new types of communication and collaboration, bridging both distance and time. In this hands on session, audience members will learn how students can use the Explain Everything iPad App to share, explain, and demonstrate their deep understanding of academic concepts.  The session will provide cases and examples from a variety of early childhood and elementary settings, and also include examples of how teachers and students can use Explain Everything in a variety of iPad deployments to enrich classroom discussion and collaborative learning in all areas of the curriculum. Come prepared to explore, discover, and experiment. iPads will be provided (20).

Speakers
avatar for Mary Leyden

Mary Leyden

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator and Digital Learning Facilitator, Pioneer Valley Regional School District
Mary Leyden-Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Elem. Curriculum Coordinator and Digital Learning Facilitator for the Pioneer Valley Regional.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 73 (West Side)

2:00pm EDT

Mobile App Creation in Every Classroom, Learning comes to Life! – Hands On - Pre-Registration Required
Creating Apps in your curriculum will enhance learning in your project based lessons. Mobile Computing using MIT's AppInventor is engaging and exciting for all learners. Teachers learn how to use MIT's AppInventor to support project work in their curriculum. All teachers will succeed in making their very first app for the Android Phone. MIT's AppInventor will allow students to innovate and create apps for the Android Platform. Teachers will learn ways to create project based lessons that encourage students to create an app to support deeper learning in their subject matter.  Bring your own laptop.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 75 (West side)

2:00pm EDT

Playful Learning: Games and the Future of Education - Registration Required
Play is how we learn best. Though an entire world of games exists to support learning, it hasn't been at a teacher’s fingertips — until now. Welcome to Playful Learning, the nationwide initiative that invites us to innovate through the use of games in education. Playful Learning is a new online destination for game-based learning resources created by and for educators like you! Join us for our hands-on professional development workshop with local colleagues and national experts to learn how to effectively integrate games into your teaching. We’ll introduce you to quality learning games get you started in creating lesson plans and implementations to engage and inspire students across the curriculum.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 77

2:00pm EDT

Students Create Content with iPads - Registration Required
Gather tools and confidence to engage your students in creating stop-motion movies with a simple, intuitive app. See examples of student-made projects demonstrating understandings of the scientific process, story plot, mathematical concepts, and other content areas. Be inspired to create your own project and to integrate myCreate in your classroom.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 76

2:00pm EDT

Students Create Content with iPads – Hands On - Pre registration required
Gather tools and confidence to engage your students in creating stop-motion movies with a simple, intuitive app.  See examples of student-made projects demonstrating understandings of the scientific process, story plot, mathematical concepts, and other content areas. Be inspired to create your own project and to integrate myCreate in your classroom.


Thursday October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 76 (West Side)

3:15pm EDT

Edwin Analytics
Edwin Analytics (EA) is a robust education data storage and reporting system available free to all MA school districts.  Features include analysis of MCAS results by the new common core standards reported at the district, school, classroom/teacher and student levels. EA also includes EWIS and Post Secondary reports.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 17
  Non-Profit Workshop
  • Schoology Code 22MHS-DVSZN

3:15pm EDT

Copyright in the Classroom
Think Tank - noun - a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific issues or problems.
Come join other teachers in our MassCUE Think Tank to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm ideas around the specific topic
Each session will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Think Tank Lounge (Vendor Area)
  Think Tank
  • Schoology Code 95VZC-K2TGG

3:15pm EDT

BYOD & the User Experience: Considerations & Common Misconceptions
This session will explore how this trend will affect learning, explore the challenges it creates for IT, and highlight several policy and technology solutions to facilitate device assimilation. Brocade offers a comprehensive architecture to address these challenges, allowing end users the freedom to bring their choice of device to school while still affording IT the controls to ensure security and prevent data loss.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 25
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

FileWave: IT Systems Management
Multi-platform Systems Management for Windows, OS X and,or iOS MDM. FileWave's ability to Image, Deploy, Manage & Inventory includes all aspects of the Deployment Life-Cycle. Using "Filesets", FileWave's patented technology for OS X and Windows enables more granular control than traditional packages - and also includes more flexible post-deployment maintenance. Reduce risk, save time & effort and reduce costs by streamlining many different tools into one. Key Features: Self-healing of files, Rollback to trusted software,and deployment Scheduling Tool, Resume Interrupted Deployments, easily search and schedule Updates, an end-user Kiosk, and License,Asset management. Working seamlessly with iOS MDM you are able to manage all platforms within a single, user-friendly Admin Interface.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 29
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

More apps and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?
This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications. Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”. How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day? We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between. We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 28
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8
Windows 8 brings learning to life--apps, content publishers, and OneNote will energize and engage students. With a Windows 8 device, you can have a touch tablet and full featured laptop all in one. Discover free teaching resources on the Partners in Learning Network to unleash Common Core with 21st century learning.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 16
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

What’s new in Apple Education
In this session, we will explore all the latest Apple releases that impact educators and students and how you can use them to benefit the teaching and learning goals
in your schools. From iPad to Mac, there are many hardware options for you to explore along with an ecosystem of applications and digital learning assets best suited for your student’s digital learning environment. Content creation, curation, and accessibility features will be discussed as well. Please head over to http:,,www.apple.com,education, to learn more, and then come to the session to see them in person.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Theater B (West Side)
  Vendor Workshop
  • Schoology Code CWZGX-BQJMQ

3:15pm EDT

Cyberethics and Citizenship in the Digital Global Village
This workshop will present research into cyberethics and citizenship that are affecting behavior in schools. Issues include privacy, online identity, public versus private interests, and emerging conceptions of citizenship. Attendees will be invited to share their encounters with these issues and how they have responded to them.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 14

3:15pm EDT

Evaluating Your Technology Initiative – How Do You Know It’s Working? - MassCUE
1:1, BYOT/D, digital learning initiatives – you work hard to bring these innovations to your students and teachers; but how do you address community concerns that technology initiatives are “just a fad” and are not deeply connected with essential teaching and learning standards? How do you establish a convincing data-based footing for your technology program? This session answers these questions through the discussion of MassCUE Evaluators, a MassCUE professional development program that trains district-based teams in the development of a standards and objective-based strategic program evaluation methodology.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 14
  Workshop
  • Schoology Code F9NMP-NDQ5J

3:15pm EDT

Flipping the Elementary Classroom
This workshop will demonstrate a flipped lesson for the elementary science classroom. Use your classroom time for hands-on activities and allow your students to learn content at their own pace and ability. Learn about ready-to-use resources on the web and tools to pull it all together to create a flipped lesson for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Mack

Lauren Mack

3rd Grade Teacher, Hopkinton Public Schools


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 23

3:15pm EDT

From Clicking to Connecting: Using the Web to Get Students Globally Connected
Teachers will learn strategies to help students move from passive consumers of online media to active participants. The goal is to get students using the web to engage in real international conversations, creating their own online content, and applying the strategies they learn online to their day-to-day interactions offline.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Krakauer

Sara Krakauer

Innovation Academy Charter School, Innovation Academy Charter School
Sara Krakauer teaches project-based Social Studies classes to 5th and 6th grade students at Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, MA. In her fourteen years at the school, she's had a number of leadership roles, and currently serves as advisory team leader, supporting colleagues... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 26

3:15pm EDT

Get Digital with Animoto!
Getting digital with Animoto will leave you inspired to get started in the classroom right away! This "easy to use" tool allows teachers, and students to create videos with pictures, videos, words, and music to utilize during instruction. Come learn about Animoto today and use it in class tomorrow!

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 16

3:15pm EDT

GTEC Concept of Global Learning Partnerships and Innovations in STEM Education: International Project-based,Team-based Learning
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Finham Park School (UK) and Global Technology and Engineering Consortium implement international engineering projects with schools in UK, France and Russia including NASA space exploration, world-wide clean water research, and data visualization. Students work via online collaborative tools in global classroom and in small international teams.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 27

3:15pm EDT

iCreate SAM Animation Software
The why, what and how of creating stop-action motion videos with students of all grade levels. iCreate SAM animation software uses simple technology that bridges hands-on exploration with digital creativity enabling students to become authors and producers of their own knowledge.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 15

3:15pm EDT

Making Scaffolding Invisible
Only true integration of digital learning makes it possible for ALL students to learn at their level, while simultaneously allowing scaffolding to be invisible. This presentation will paint the picture of this class culture and digital learning dynamic, providing a framework for teachers to take back to their own classroom.


Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 10

3:15pm EDT

Supporting New Literacy for All
Do you have the latest classroom technology? Are all teachers using it? Participants will explore strategies to support and empower all teachers in creating and adopting interactive technology rich Common Core lessons. Discover effective free or cost effective web based resources to support technology resistant teachers in delivering interactive lessons.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 18

3:15pm EDT

Welcome Home: Creating a Dynamic Website for Your Classroom
You will learn how to transform classroom websites into a dynamic learning experience! Vodcasts, student run web pages, flipped classroom, blogging, math problem solving, and more can all be part of your web site. There are endless possibilities of classroom website design that opens new doors for many working in education.

Speakers

Thursday October 24, 2013 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 21