CMTC 2011: Concurrent Sessions on Thursday

Thursday - Th1 Concurrent Sessions (8:00 am - 8:50 am)
Th1-01
2011 Session
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University
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Level: All
Grades: All

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An infographic is a visual representation of information. Come learn tips and tricks from Kathy Schrock for using student-created infographics as an authentic assessment. The presentation showcases how infographics are created and concentrate on the student literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information in a visual way to reach their audience.
Th1-03
2011 Session
Collaborative Online Learning in MS Reading & Literacy Program
Stephanie Karabaic, Lebanon School District, and Allison Mollica, Lebanon School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8

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Participants will gain an understanding of how easily students are able to interact with and experience the technology rich experience of Sakai in their reading class. Their very first assignment of the year was posted on Sakai and they learned how to log in, and read the daily announcements noting the plan for their class period. Within just a few minutes, they learned how to open up and complete an assignment. By the end of the first class period, all students had learned how to hand in their assignment in Sakai. This LMS format allowed for students to access literacy rich assignments including vocabulary, reading strategies, reading question/answer for their fiction reading books and informational articles pulled from web news sources,, journal prompts, video clips and responses, research notes, web links, and teacher designed NECAP/NEWA type online practice tests. All of these and more, are available to students when they log on daily during their class period. Students are able to gain access to their Sakai site by using the same log in as the school website. Participants will see examples of these assignments and will walk away with screen shots of my site. Immediately following the presentation, participants can ask questions and share their ideas for how Sakai or a similar LMS will work in their individual teaching setting.
Th1-04
2011 Session
Integrating Web 2.0 & Social Networking into the Classroom
Mary Marotta, Nashoba Regional High School, and Nicole Tomaselli, Bedford High School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12, PD

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Collaborative Internet tools allow educators to create online communities that support professional learning and relieve isolation. This session also explores a variety of Web 2.0 tools and their use in the classroom. Presenter shares experiences and tips for using social media such as Nings, Twitter, Skype, PBWiki, Video, and Glogster with a focus on delivering professional development to teachers. Participants should already be actively using Web 2.0 tools in their personal or professional life and be interested in learning how to grow a Web 2.0 community or tap into existing communities for their staff or school.
Th1-05
2011 Session
Evaluating ePortfolios using an Analytic Rubric & Student Reflections
Paula Mercier, Teacher, Kearsarge Regional Middle School, and Judith Ferreira, Kearsarge Regional
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8

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The concept of ICT standards has been around for many years and it's time to score those 8th grade showcase portfolios. What's a teacher to do? Join our journey of adopting an analytic rubric for scoring 8th grade showcase portfolios because we have discovered that this is the key to transforming students into successful 21st century digital citizens. Kearsarge Regional School District was involved in a grant project sponsored by the State of NH a few summers ago. In this grant project both a holistic and analytic rubric were created. Our District adopted the analytic rubric and we have been tweaking it over the past few years. This session will review the process we used to pilot the rubric with students. Using the concept of "beginning with the end in mind," we will share with you how using our rubric to score student portfolios not only transformed student learning but also transformed teaching.
Th1-06
2011 Session
BYOD: Two Devices in One -Tablet & eReader- in the Classroom
Peggy Sahlman, Media Specialist/Tech Integrator, Lebanon School District, and Liam Coyle
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 5-12
The presentation will focus specifically on the use of the Barnes & Noble Color Nook. Demonstrations on how to make your Nook an android tablet as well as an e-Reader will be given. Demonstrations will be given on how to add free apps, including Kindle, B & N, and Overdrive. If participants want to download apps during this session, they must have a credit card to use with their Nook; even though many apps are free, the sites require a credit card on file in a user's account. The presenter discusses the pros and cons of e-Readers, how to roll them out for student use, problems encountered, quick fixes, and how that can work in the library and classroom.
Th1-07
2011 Session
Panel: Re-imaginging 1:1 to Transform the Learning Environment
Catherine Brophy, Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University New England
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Level: admin and school leaders
Grades: All
School districts participating in the Title IID 21st Century Classroom ARRA grant from around the state of NH will share their 21st century classroom stories. In a panel format,educators from Chester, Claremont, Somersworth and others will share the lessons they learned from this pilot project: from collaborative planning, to infrastructure, digital tools choices, professional development and project evaluation. Districts will help frame what worked and what challenges and obstacles were overcome, with plenty of time for questions. Districts will share their next steps. Where will they go from here?
Th1-09
2011 Session
Birds-of-a-Feather: Library Media Specialists
Pam Tinker, NHSLMA Standards Chair & L4L Coordinator, NHSLMA



Join fellow Library Media Specialists for a free flowing discussion about how we can leverage the newly revised NH Library Media Specialist Certification Standards and the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner to become key players in the full implementation of the NH Core Curriculum Standards in our schools and districts.
Th1-10
2011 Session
CINCH -100% Digital Math & Science Curriculum by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
DJ West, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill shows you how CINCH is a complete 6-12 teacher-led, digital science and math program that maximizes interactive whiteboard technology. Teachers can plan, teach, assess and differentiate instruction through one powerful online tool that is accessible from ANY DEVICE. See how Students acquire scientific and math skills in an environment where teacher-led, interactive whiteboard classroom instruction keeps them fully engaged, and where they do not have to "power down" to learn.
Th1-11
2011 Session
Prepare...iPad is Coming
Crystal Preist, MSAD 4, Apple Distinguished Educator

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T2-11
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The iPad has been in the market for just over a year and this extraordinary device has found its way into many K-12 schools, colleges, and institutions around the globe. As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors and staff to learn about this new operating system and how to best support it. This session focuses on the methods and strategies used to deploy, sync, and manage the iPad in an educational setting for IT support professionals.
Th1-12
2011 Session
SMART Classroom Tour Part 1: What's NEW?
John Kozlowsky, SMART Technologies, and Bryan-St. John Schofield, SMART Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Today's classrooms require a flexible set of tools to inspire classroom experiences and improve student- learning outcomes. Please join us for a tour of the latest additions to the SMART Classroom. Discover how we can help you enhance whole-class, small group, and individual learning. See the new features and benefits of SMART Notebook 10.8 software.
Th1-13
2011 Session
Gifted? Special Ed? Differentiate Instruction Using Technology
Kathy Malsbendon, CACES
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Students of all skill levels and learning styles make up today's classroom - some are ready to learn, some reluctant to learn. Participants explore and share strategies that reach students at all skill levels and learning styles that make up today's classroom. The instructor demonstrates as well as leads a discussion on how technology can help teachers differentiate instruction in the 21st century classroom to help all students achieve. Be sure to bring your own laptop so you can explore and bookmark sites you don't want to forget!
Th1-14
2011 Session
Integrating Video Conferencing & Whiteboard Technology into the Classroom
Lance Ford, Cisco, and Jeff Mann, CBE Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Come and discover ideas and strategies to effectively integrate video conferencing, interactive whiteboards, recording servers, and other related interactive technologies into your classroom's curriculum.
Th1-15
2011 Session
Please see Expo Center Classroom Schedule
To be announced




Repeated: Th4-15
Please check the conference addendum and the daily schedule posted in the Exhibit Hall for Expo Center Classroom sessions.
Th1-08
2011 Session
Online Reading & Writing
Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Join this session to discover how you can add 3,373 stunning nonfiction and fiction books covering all subjects for PK-8 to your district's library collection with Big Universe. It is an "engaging online reading and writing community". All the content is vividly illustrated, the tools are highly interactive, and there is a bookshelf sharing network. Everything is online, no downloads, no setup, easily printable, etc. It is truly a reading and writing Community. Use Big Universe with interactive whiteboards or computers in media centers, labs, classrooms, home, and elsewhere. There are so many features to this program, you just have to come to see it all.
Thursday - Th2 Concurrent Sessions (9:35 am - 10:25 pm)
Th2-01
2011 Session
STEM Becomes STEAM - Connecting the Dots Between the Arts & STEM
Peter Reynolds, The Dot Connector, FableVision

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) is a hot topic but how do you invite everyone to the party? Visual thinkers and creative minds are essential to the disciplines of STEM. Peter presents his innovative approach of inviting all learners to "show what they know" through the arts. The FAb@School project that invites elementary students to become digital fabricators and engineers is highlighted. Peter also shares his new book Sydney & Symon's WATER WONDERS that models the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, & Math) approach.
Th2-03
2011 Session
Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Resources Effectively
Kathy Pearce, school librarian, Oyster River High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Look over your students' shoulders and watch where they are going for information online. Yahoo Answers, Wikipedia, and Buzzle may top the list, but even legitimate news media outlets are becoming questionable as the line blurs between traditional journalism and punditry. Information has become easy to find, but teaching our students to recognize bias, evaluate authority, and find the best information available is more important than ever. This session will offer ideas for over-the-shoulder interventions, lists of resources and ready-to-use lesson plans for teaching web site evaluation and better research skills.
Th2-04
2011 Session
FUMIFU - First Use Must Inspire Future Use
Susan Kessler, Technology Integration Specialist, SAU 82, and Katie Fuccillo, Chester Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Grades 1-8

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During this session Chester Academy teachers will discuss the benefits, challenges, and successes that come with writing and implementing a technology grant. Learn how we used interactive whiteboards, personal response systems and other digital tools to increase student involvement and performance. Hear how integrating technology with reading, language arts and all other subjects is providing Chester students with 21st century classrooms.
Th2-05
2011 Session
Social Media Tools in the Classroom
Amy Gillam, Merrimack School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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The Social Media Tools in the Classroom workshop will be an introduction to some of the free social media resources that are available to educators. Participants in this session will receive an overview of each tool, demonstration of strategies on how to integrate these tool, and a presentation of examples from various subject areas and grade levels. Throughout the workshop, participants will be shown how Social Media Tools can be used to increase teacher productivity and increase communication in the school community. The presentation will also focus on using these tools to create a professional learning network in order to gain access to resources that will aide an educator in professional development opportunities. This session is suitable for any subject area and any grade level. Some of the tools that will be discussed include facebook, Twitter, skype, Picasa, Flickr, SlideShare, Prezi, etc. At the end of the workshop, all participants will be given access to a website that contains a copy of the presentation, resource links, and a wide variety of handouts that contain how-to instructions, examples, and helpful tips to implement these tools.
Th2-06
2011 Session
BYOD: Power Up Technology Standards!
Ann-Louise Rowe, Library Media Specialist, Governor Wentworth Regional School Distric, and Karen Libby, GWRSD
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Who came up with words like Glogster, PhotoStory, Powerpoint, Jottit, and Storybird? Creative names equals creative resources! You may of learned how to use the popular programs, but the challenging part is to create projects for your classes that integrate the technology into meaningful projects. The Library Media Specialists from Governor Wentworth Regional School District have created an online resource for their grade K-12 teachers that offers ideas to make the integration of technologies into their classes easier! Examples of project ideas, using free resources, can be adapted for all grades and subjects. Power up your assignments with technologies!
Th2-07
2011 Session
Old McDonald Enriched STEM with EiE and You
Leslie McRobie, Fifth grade Educator, Somersworth School District, and Cathy Brophy, SAU #56
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
STEM and STEAM standards can be easily integrated into the 1st-5th grade curriculum with the "Engineering is Elementary" program designed by the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts. Integrating literature, geography, engineering and technology, these units use the Engineering Design Process to give students authentic, hands-on problems to solve. Incorporating the arts and math are other aspects that enhance this program. During this workshop you will be offered an overview of the EiE program as well as time to work with the objectives of one of the units. Leslie has field tested several of these units with her fifth grade science classes at Somersworth Middle School in Somersworth, New Hampshire. The materials engineering unit led her and her teammate to facilitate a student written and produced "Rock Opera" which had portions presented at the New Hampshire Science Teachers' Association's Spring Conference. Leslie also had the opportunity to work with the EiE team during a Teacher-in Residence summer program integrating math concepts into the EiE units.
Th2-09
2011 Session
Birds-of-a-Feather: Computer Science Educators
Tammy Andrew, Computer Science Teacher, Milford High School
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Level: Depends on discussions
Grades: All
This will be a Birds-of-a-Feather discussion.
Th2-10
2011 Session
NETWORKS-A Social Studies Learning System by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
DJ West, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Come learn how to take your Social Studies classroom into the 21st century. Discover how to integrate technology into your social studies classroom using the new NETWORKS 6-12 Social Studies Learning System. This dynamic 6-12 hybrid program combines print and digital resources to engage, differentiate, and motivate your students. NETWORKS meets you anywhere, takes you everywhere!
Th2-11
2011 Session
Apple in the Art Room
Rob Leonard, Washingtonville SD, ADE

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: W1-11
Technology could never be a substitute for creativity. However, a background in art exploration through Apple technology opens creative minds to limitless possibilities. In this session, we will discuss effective techniques on how to use Apple technologies in the art room. Research production, reflection, critique, publishing and electronic portfolio development are skills that will be discussed in order to provide support for art educators, both new and old, their lessons and their students.
Th2-12
2011 Session
SMART Classroom Tour Part 2: What's the Right Response?
Bryan-St. John Schofield, SMART Technologies, and John Kozlowsky, SMART Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
SMART Response helps you keep students interested, involved and participating. SMART Response interactive response systems integrate seamlessly with SMART Notebook software to provide one application for all your curriculum development, lesson delivery, assessment and evaluation needs. SMART Response brings the power of data driven decision making into the classroom providing for true individualized teaching. SMART Response systems provide everything you need to easily prepare formative and summative quizzes, tests, and exams or spontaneously add questions to lessons. With three hand held systems and the new Virtual Edition to choice from there are a variety of solutions to meet your school's needs.
Th2-13
2011 Session
Administrators' Role in Improving Instruction Through Technology
Kathy Holt, CACES
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Administration
Successful administrators master those skills that influence higher levels of student achievement in their schools. At this session, hear from successful administrators talk about how they have used their role as educational leaders to improve instruction through supporting the use of technology in educational settings. Learn about some of the strategies they use, including communicating their vision clearly, positive support of staff, creative budgeting, modeling, walk-throughs, encouraging staff to seek grants, etc., to encourage appropriate use of technology that leads to improved student learning and how to work with individuals within their organization who are struggling. If time permits, we will briefly touch on Acceptable Use Policies and copyright laws and how school districts.
Th2-14
2011 Session
Alternative Funding Strategies
Jeff Mann, CBE Technologies, and Kris Schmitt, CBE Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Gain valuable knowledge on the technology grant opportunities and resources available to help your district apply for grants. This session specifically focuses on grant funding available for Education - from the economic stimulus package to the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, as well as Improving Literacy through School Libraries grants, Fire Prevention, and Safety Grant Opportunities.
Th2-15
2011 Session
Classroom Collaboration and Beyond
Chuck Pirello, Integrated Classroom Technology Inc, and Dan Breslin, Integrated Classroom Technology Inc

Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
There is a growing need for today's workforce to be able to collaborate, whether it is in the same office or across the globe. In the hands-on portion of this presentation, participants will work in groups using Mobis (handheld mobile interactive whiteboards) to work collaboratively and share their work with the rest of class...from their seats. These groups will generate their own questions, which will then be used to assess the knowledge of the entire class. The second part of this session will be a demonstration of the use of document cameras for distance learning and collaboration over the internet.
Th2-08
2011 Session
Solutions for Underachieving Math Students
Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
With diagnostics and differentiated instructional paths, teachers don't need to spend time developing extra lesson plans and instruction for students requiring additional math help outside the classroom. Further, Ascend's automated reporting saves instructors time by eliminating the need to grade or scan papers, or compile time-consuming reports. This helps math instructors focus instruction more effectively for students and strengthens communication among teachers, parents, and administrators. Using embedded, continual assessments and without demands of manipulating technology, you can guide students through individualized instructional paths. Ascend's multi modalities of learning including award-winning video instruction means students can work independently in class, computer labs, before/after school programs, and at home, and always receive consistent, individualized instruction.
Thursday - Th3 Concurrent Sessions (11:10 am - 12:00 pm)
Th3-01
2011 Session
Connecting Your Classroom to the Future: Predictions & Predicaments
Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University
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Level: All
Grades: All

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Look at technological predictions and predicaments that have informed the direction of current instruction and ponders a few questions about teaching for the future. How can teachers design curriculum that embeds technology in a meaningful way? What tools should the classroom technology toolbox contain? What are the management strategies to facilitate this connected classroom? Learn about a myriad of Google tools that can support all levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.
Th3-03
2011 Session
Stop Motion, Name your own Subject
Holly Whitney, Computer Teacher, West Running Brook Middle School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Learn how to use stop motion movies to integrate core subject topics into a movie. Using the camera on most computers, students can create an authentic movie about a core subject. The topics in this presentation include economics and sentence structure and possibly a new topic from the fall. This project places the teaching back into the student's hands. The movies demonstrate a deeper understanding of the topic. They can also be used to teach the subject to other students.
Th3-04
2011 Session
BYOD: Digital Portfolio Development Ideas & Discussion
Linda George, Library Media Specialist, Portsmouth
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5
Explore and share strategies for creating meaningful, authentic digital portfolio projects.Librarians, technology integrators, and classroom teachers are mandated to help their students create curriculum-based projects using digital tools. From kindergarten through twelfth grade, these projects should show growth and reflection over time. Let's get together and share tools, ideas, and completed projects that our students have created.
Th3-05
2011 Session
"In Plain English" in the Classroom
Nancy Keane, Library Media Specialist, Rundlett Middle School, and Nancy Keane, SAU 8
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Common Craft Video has perfected a very effective way to explain complex concepts. "In Plain English" videos have been used successfully to present concepts that can be easily understood. Using simple drawings and a straightforward video technique, students can demonstrate understanding of topics in approximately 3 minutes. Lee LeFevre, the creator of Common Craft videos states that he believes that using the video style is a good way for students to show what they know. It is also a good vehicle for a discussion about copyright and using existing work as an inspiration.
Th3-06
2011 Session
Cloud Services Smackdown: Live@EDU & Google Apps
Pamela McLeod, Director of Technology, Concord School District, and Jason Hill

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Google Apps and Microsoft Live@EDU are both FREE, online ("in the cloud") services which provide document storage and email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and note-taking software. Many districts in New Hampshire and throughout the US are using these services to provide email and free application tools to students; they can also be a great resource to promote the home-to-school connection. Other districts are converting all staff email to the cloud. Join us for a comparison of features and a round table discussion highlighting the pros and cons of each service, and how they are being used in New Hampshire. This discussion is appropriate for Technology Coordinators, Administrators, Teachers, and School Board members.
Th3-07
2011 Session
The Thinking Journey
Ryan Galloway, Creativity Specialist from FableVision Lea

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Join Ryan as he shares suggestions on how to give students a more meaningful and engaging learning experience. Hear about project-based learning with examples on global collaboration, story telling, videos, and technology. Participants explore ideas for the classroom, discover free online resources, and garner inspiration to continue their own Thinking Journey. Experience how story telling, creativity, and self-expression help project clear, strong, and positive messages to make this world a better place.
Th3-09
2011 Session
Birds-of-a-Feather: Measuring Up - Integrating Arts & Technology
Frumie Selchen, Exxecutive Director, Arts Alliance of Northern NH


Grades: All
Join K-12 arts and technology specialists, classroom teachers and interested educators in all disciplines for a lively birds-of-a-feather conversation. Learn about and discuss recommendations pertaining to arts and technology from Measuring Up: the New Hampshire Arts Education Data Project (www.aannh.org/measuringup), a collaborative initiative representing NH's first statewide effort to document and analyze the level of access to- and participation in - arts education in public schools. (The term "arts" refers to music, visual arts, dance, theatre, creative writing and media arts) A primary recommendation in the report is to increase technology opportunities in the arts for all New Hampshire students, through building connections among New Hampshire's education, science, technology and cultural communities. Questions we might address include: How can we increase access for music and visual arts educators to professional development in digital technology? How can we develop partnerships and programs that integrate quality arts and technology learning (robotics, video game design, web based marketing) so that students who excel in math and science can work with those who excel in visual and media arts? How can teachers develop art and technology programs in and out of school settings? How can we best encourage new media literacies? What is the role of teaching artists who use technology, such as filmmakers, videographers and composers? How can we establish state guidelines for a highly qualified teacher in media arts?
Th3-10
2011 Session
SPARK! Combining Online Content & Social Media by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
DJ West, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Spark!, developed in partnership with 360Ed, is a cutting-edge learning platform designed to give teachers the tools to encourage collaboration through chat, group assignments. Teachers can engage their students through achievements, leader boards, and a customizable avatar. Spark! is an online digital curriculum that is device agnostic. Spark! is intended to be a new home for students, not something they just log into at home or at school; it is a safe, fun online place they can go to learn, play and socialize. Students, teachers and parents have the ability to access SPARK! anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Th3-11
2011 Session
Introducing Mac OS X Lion
Rob Leonard, Washingtonville SD, ADE

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T3-11, W4-11
Explore the 8th major release of the world's most advanced design operating system - offering more than 250 new features. People have been doing the same things on computers for years. Clicking-Scrolling-Installing-Saving. With OS X Lion, Apple has challenged the accepted way of doing things by introducing new features that change the way you use a computer including: Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps: Mission Control; bird's eye view of everything running on your Mac; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app. Join us as we explore many of these new features with a focus on use in the classroom.
Th3-12
2011 Session
SMART Classroom Tour Part 3: SMART Sync & Vantage
John Kozlowsky, SMART Technologies, and Bryan-St. John Schofield, SMART Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
SMART Vantage technology-management software, an easy-to-use software application that provides key data to administrators and technology directors so they can manage and understand how SMART Board interactive whiteboards and projectors are being used. Simply by logging in to the web-based interface, educational and IT administrators can access data on all aspects of SMART Board interactive whiteboard and projector use in individual classrooms, throughout schools and across entire districts. This comprehensive information provides valuable insight into technology use, enabling administrators to reduce operating and maintenance costs, decrease hardware downtime and make more informed decisions about professional development opportunities.
Th3-13
2011 Session
Creating Digital Posters
Tammy Morse, SRPDC
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Discover how to create amazing digital displays and resources for professional and student centered topics. Teach your students to think critically and analytically when choosing elements for their design. Link, embed video, add pictures and sound, and much more in one organized, creative place.
Th3-14
2011 Session
Network Security - Threats & Remediation Options
Jeff Poulin, Fortinet

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
This session focuses on providing a look into current network security threats facing K-12 schools including malware, spyware, and viruses, in addition to web security. The presenter also provides insight into viable remediation options available in the market today. This session is appropriate for district administrators and network administrators responsible district data and infrastructure.
Th3-15
2011 Session
Online LIVE: Traditional Instructor Led Training delivered via the web.
Jason Christie, New Horizons of Nashua, and Todd Duhamel, New Horizons of Nashua, and Lynne Noseworthy, New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Level: Intermediate
Grades: Teachers, faculty and staff
Watch as a New Horizons Instructor sitting in our Nashua Training Center interacts with remote students, oversees hands on exercises, and manages our unique classroom environment in this highly interactive delivery format. This one-hour Online LIVE session will cover new features of MS Office 2010 so whether you want to experience the Online LIVE format or learn about Office 2010 (or both!) this session will be engaging and informative for all attending. BE ONE OF THE FIRST 15 ATTENDEES TO ARRIVE FOR THIS SESSION AND RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR A FREE ONLINE LIVE MS DESKTOP APPLICATION CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE - A $275 VALUE!!
Th3-08
2011 Session
Making Digital Connections with Computer Science
Michelle Bernard, Business & Information Technologies Teache, Gilford High School, and Dick Dumais
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12
During this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to view the content of the "Digital Connections" course offered at Gilford High School wherein exposure to a variety of tools are used to support digital citizenship, ICT literacies, and the ability to adapt and create using 21st Century technologies. Curriculum from the Computer Science Teachers Assocaition (CSTA) will be highlighted along with other Web 2.0 resources that are used in this course.
Thursday - Th4 Concurrent Sessions (2:15 pm - 3:05 pm)
Th4-03
2011 Session
Integrating Excitement!
Susan Bailey, Computer Educator, Alton Central School, and Melissa McNeil
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Explore examples of technology integrated with core subjects grades 1 to 7. The presenter is a computer education specialist who has been successfully helping core teachers integrate technology for years. Come see many examples of student work and go back to school excited and ready to try something new.
Th4-04
2011 Session
Media Literacy in the Context of the Reporter's Round Table
Rose Marie Marinace, Social Studies/Technology Teacher, Bishop Brady, and Ann Saunderson, Sant Bani School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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The "Round Table" encourages students to become experts about the culture and politics of a modern country acting in the world today. Media criticism and analysis of internet news sources is an integral part of this assignment. [handouts, lesson plans/activities, audience participation/interaction, use of the internet]
Th4-05
2011 Session
Technology Integration in an Elementary Classroom
Ann Cannizzaro, Grade 1 Teacher, Calais Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5

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Participants will hear how technology increased student success in a first grade classroom. They will understand some of the online sites used as well as hear how Mathematics assets from Envision Math were used to enhance student learning in the classroom. Gameplay and interactive technologies are featured. Primary grade teachers who have little experience or training with technology integration would gain insight and strategies from this presentation.
Th4-06
2011 Session
BYOD: Growing your PLN to Share with Your PLC
Kimberley Tufts, Computer Studies Teacher, Derry Cooperative School District, and Patti Sullivan
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Level: All Levels are welcome
Grades: All

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Through participation in a PLN - Personal Learning Network, learn how to create your very own PLN and learn how to collect technology resources to integrate into your curriculum. Utilizing Web 2.0 tools such as Google Doc's, Wiki's, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Twitter, Buzz, Facebook and many others, discover how to share your newly discovered resources with others in your PLC - Professional Learning Community. This session addresses how then to organize all of this amazing information you have now uncovered and decide which lessons to try in the classroom. I share my successes as well as failures when incorporating technology in my class. Please come with questions as it will be an open discussion based session. I will be sharing many resources as well.
Th4-07
2011 Session
Animating Stories Using Scratch
Tammy Andrew, Computer Science Teacher, Milford High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8

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Scratch is a free programming environment that makes it easy for young students to create interactive stories and animations. Students need a few short lessons to understand the basics, but then are ready to create and share their work. Technology lesson ideas and the software itself are free to download; and, when combined with a language arts writing assignment, adds a fun and interactive technology component. The presentation will introduce participants to Scratch, where to download lesson ideas for students to learn Scratch, and examples of Scratch animated stories created by elementary, middle school and special needs students.
Th4-10
2011 Session
Connect-ED by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
DJ West, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Not ready to go 100% digital with your curriculum? Join us to explore the Connect-ED by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, a platform designed to store curriculum material in digital format. Connect-Ed can be used in conjunction with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill print resources or as a digital stand alone. This session covers programs in all content areas from grades 6-12 and AP.
Th4-11
2011 Session
iPad in Education...Discovering the Possibilities
Pat Yost, State College Area SD, ADE

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T1-11, W2-11
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The iPad is a revolutionary device. A bridge between students' real world and the digital content of today's learning, the iPads Multi-Touch screen lets students physically interact with applications and content, allowing all learners to access content in ways that work for them. It also provides those same learners opportunities to create multimedia projects that demonstrate their understanding of their learning. And now iPad cameras and ability to project make it even more capable in the classroom as a tool for teaching, assessment, and collaboration. Bring your own iPad if you have one, but absolutely bring your curiosity!
Th4-12
2011 Session
SMART Classroom Tour Part 4: SMART Classroom Suite
John Kozlowsky, SMART Technologies, and Bryan-St. John Schofield, SMART Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Designed for windows computer-enabled classrooms, SMART Classroom Suite interactive learning software provides teachers with the essential tools to manage classrooms, assess students, and encourage collaboration. SMART Classroom Suite is designed to easily integrate with your existing classroom technology and your school's wireless or wired network.
Th4-13
2011 Session
Introduction to Smart Response
Tammy Morse, SRPDC
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Attend this session to gather an overview of the Smart Student Response System. Come and see how this system works and how it can benefit students in your classroom.
Th4-14
2011 Session
Alternative Funding Strategies
Jeff Mann, CBE Technologies, and Kris Schmitt, CBE Technologies

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Gain valuable knowledge on the technology grant opportunities and resources available to help your district apply for grants. This session specifically focuses on grant funding available for Education - from the economic stimulus package to the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, as well as Improving Literacy through School Libraries grants, Fire Prevention, and Safety Grant Opportunities.
Th4-15
2011 Session
Please see Expo Center Classroom Schedule
To be announced




Repeated: Th1-15
Please check the conference addendum and the daily schedule posted in the Exhibit Hall for Expo Center Classroom sessions.
Th4-08
2011 Session
2011 Year of the Solar System: From Fire to Ice: Mercury to Pluto
Sally Jensen, Teacher, Waterville Valley Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Examine the current high resolution data images, the Mosaic Postcards, from the MESSENGER Space Mission of Mercury using an interactive online bulletin board. Then travel to the end of our Solar System to examine and review the available activities from the New Horizons' website. Participants receive the first set of Mosaic postcards, hot of the press, with two "activity based" posters, and interdisciplinary curricula CDs.