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Tuesday, November 28
 

9:30am

Digital Dominoes
Integrate old school tools with a digital twist as they build a collective set of digital domino cards (DDC) for their classroom. Have fun, build a set of digital domino cards during this session. Everyone leaves with a set of domino cards. The beauty of DDCs is they can be shared with colleagues, on classroom web pages, etc., making them accessible to all. Colleagues can use them in their own classrooms and students get extra practice at home. Any topic works, however, it must lend itself to organized pairs for matching the sides. Think equivalent fractions (1/4, one out of four, pic), or time (2:15, quarter past two o clock, analog pic), or states, (state, capital, governor, and state bird), or literature (character, book, author, and genres.) Using text and drawings, we will build 4-sided domino cards to prepare them for digitizing. Mobile devices with cameras will be used to begin digitizing these cards. Of course, any device that takes photos works. All images will be uploaded to a shared google folder before they are cropped in Google Drawings to remove unwanted borders. Finally we will bring the newly digitized dominoes into a prepared Google Presentation and presto chango, you have yourself a digital domino game. Kids love games and have even more fun playing them when they build their own. Explore the possibilities! Join us, roll up your sleeves, and get started making your first set of digital dominos. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Barbara McNulty, Groton-Dunstable Regional District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
Learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Explore how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Coding for Beginners for K-6 Teachers
Learn how to code and how to teach their students how to code. This session is geared towards beginning coders, so do not worry if you have never coded before! (Presenter(s): Kiley Kapp, Library Media Specialist & Technology, SAU #48)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Free, Vetted, & Adaptable Resources
Discover how to access, navigate, adapt, and create lesson plans by using ISKMEs free digital public library and collaboration platform, OER Commons. The library contains vetted lesson plans, textbooks, and many other resources for teachers and librarians. The presenters used OER Commons to create and publish a long-term Collaborative STEM lesson plan. Time is provided to explore OER Commons and ask questions. (Presenter(s): Madeleine Wright, Library Media Specialist, Franklin High School, and Molly Horn, Franklin High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Student Transition Pamphlets for Self Advocacy
Learn how to empower their students to advocate for themselves and their needs in new circumstances. Garner a background on transition planning for IEP students and create brochures and learn how to help students make their own using various web and computer tools. (Presenter(s): Penny Lee, Technology Integrator, Strafford Learning Center, and Amy Cook)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Teaching with Thunkable
According to CNN Money, the number one career for 2016 was Mobile App Developer. What better way to prepare your students for the future than teaching them how to build an app that showcases their content knowledge? IParticipants will create their very own mobile app using the Thunkable platform, and will be given tools and strategies to integrate this innovative tool into their classroom. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord technology integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

9:30am

Design Your Dream House Using Sweet Home 3D
Learn how to draw the plan of your dream house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D, using Sweet Home 3D which is a free interior design application. Create our dream houses and furnish them. You will draw the walls and floors of your home, add different levels and layout your furniture upon it. You can paint your walls, choose floor materials and even customize the art on the walls to include your family portraits. Learn how to import furniture and customize them so that they better fit your space and needs. You can even set the dinner table! A furniture list will be created that contains the furniture of your home and display their name, size and other characteristics. Each change made in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, so you can constantly see a realistic rendering of your layout. You will be able to see your home from the top, or from a virtual visitor point of view. Once we are done you can print out your dream houses at home and even create real models of your houses. Examples and instruction are provided on how to create actual models using cardboard paper. Students love this activity and can spent endless hours perfecting their dream houses!!!!! (Presenter(s): Vasiliki Partinoudi, Seacoast School of Technology)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Why is everyone using Brainpop? & How can Eduporium help us?
Cyndy Currier highlights two companies that have agreed to special pricing through NHSTE for New Hampshire schools and educators. Join Cyndy for the full 2-hours or select just the presentation that fits your current needs. 9:30 to 11:00 am - Try out Brainpop by selecting short videos that enhance your everyday lessons in the classroom, no matter the topic. Discover how these videos are sure to capture your students' interest. Create animated movies, quizzes, and concept maps, use learning games, and explore primary source activities. See how Brainpop brings the content to life. How does a teacher find a great lesson plan for this? It is already in Brainpop along with much more. See why over 70 NH schools and districts continue using Brainpop with their students. 11:00 to 11:30 - Learn about Eduporium, the "go to" company for ech tools and STEAM products that empower staff and students to explore problem solving, creativity, coding, and much more. They specialize in cutting-edge technology for makerspaces, 1:1 computing, robotics, virtual reality, and 3D printing and offer custom solutions for whatever educators need. Staff will find a solution that fits YOUR needs, whether you're looking to use a grant or have a school-funded project with limited dollars. It is one stop shopping. Set up your own account and select products to put in your wish list so when you get the funding, you will be already to order while enjoying a significant NHSTE discount.. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Making Movie Trailers Using Chromebooks
Learn how to have your students, of varying abilities, use Adobe Spark to create book trailers/ commercials to meet standards and learn/ apply real life skills. In this hands on workshop participants will explore the process of creating book trailers with students. Learn how to guide students with planning storyboards, add images, narration, music and text. Participants need to create an Adobe Spark account before the session. (Presenter(s): Alison Griffin, Librarian, SAU90/ Marston School, and Amber Levine, Marston School/ SAU90)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Expeditions
Experience exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in one day! With Google Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. Expeditions tours are a great way to introduce a lesson or unit or to give students background knowledge before reading a story about a faraway place! Participants learn how to lead an Expeditions tour and have the opportunity to find ready-made lessons that integrate into their grade level curriculum. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Differentiated Instruction Strategy: The Multi-Media Text Set
Create a multi-media text set of their favorite unit to differentiate either the product, process or content of a lesson. Using a clever game board strategy made famous by the ladies in California who coined the term Hyperdocs, teachers can create an interactive approach to learning. Bring a laptop and be sure to have a Google Account in order to absorb some DI strategies and then create an awesome MMTS (multi-media text set). (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Heidi Clarke, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Google Apps & Extensions to Support Diverse Learners, Going Google!
Come discover Free and low cost educational apps and extensions in the chrome web store to support education and learning! Engage and include all learners, and provide access to diverse learners in a UDL environment! Free and low cost educational apps, extensions, add-on and tools in the chrome web store and Google docs to support education and learning will be explored hands-on in this session! Support your diverse learners and struggling learners, including those who struggle with literacy, executive function, math and access to the curriculum and learning materials. These Google Chrome tools can be utilized on laptops (Mac or Windows), Chromebooks, and windows tablets and support the student across all curriculum and subjects! Tools explored include text to speech, dictation, mind mapping, word prediction, highlighting, study and research tools, timers, schedules/ reminders, organization tools, support with reading fluency and comprehension, access to textbooks and worksheets, note taking support, graphic organizers, visual aids, math support, presentation support and more! Personalize the learning experience while ensuring access to the curriculum and instruction, engaging students and providing multiple means of expression and participation. Join us with your own device to learn hands-on! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne
 
Thursday, November 30
 

9:30am

SL - Learn to Create & Share Your Own VR images: iOS/Android Smartphones
Learning to create your own virtual reality (VR) image, view it on using your device and a VR headset, and share it online to a Flickr community of teacher-created VR images. Participants are requested to 1) install the Google Street View app and the Ricoh Theta S app on your Android or iOS smartphone and 2) create a Flickr account prior to the BYOD session. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

What's the All the Chatter About?
Discover ways to use fun and simple video tools as we explore ChatterPix, iMovie and Let's Recap. See how these tools are used to engage students in a variety of settings, then prompt students with a video reflection tool to gauge interest and understanding. From elementary through high school and beyond these fun tools bring out the creative side in all of us. All we need to get started is an idea and some imagination. Join us, let your creative juices flow as we build with and reflect upon these awesome free tools. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Danielle Robinson, Florence Roche Elementary)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

11:30am

"Spark" Some Interest with Your Work
Learn how to use Adobe Spark. Looking for something different to use besides Google Slides? Check out what Adobe Spark has to offer with Post, Video and Pages. Examples of how Adobe Spark has been used at BHS will be shared. Have an opportunity to explore and create with the tool. Let's inspire others and help spark interest together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Lori Brooks, Bedford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Frost

11:30am

What Are They Thinking? Using Flipgrid as a Window into Thought Processes
Learn to use Flipgrid as a tool to more deeply understand student thinking. Join teachers from the Jackson Grammar School and learn about ways they have been using Flipgrid throughout the disciplines in a multi-age environment to amplify student voice, personalize learning and empower students to take charge of their thinking while embedding digital citizenship into authentic lessons. (Presenter(s): Kristin Groves, K/1 Multi-Age Classroom Teacher, Jackson Grammar School, and Joan Heysler, Jackson Grammar School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps - Finding & Using Effective Apps
Learn how to find, evaluate and use educational apps that have been field tested over time in classrooms with children of all abilities- apps that truly promote learning, accessibility, engagement and depth of knowledge. With its ease of access, low cost, multi sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, the iPad is a powerful educational tool. But sifting through thousands of apps in the App Store can be a daunting task. There are an overwhelming 80,000 apps in the educational category of the App Store, with a great deal of variability in quality, content and design. Apps that simply digitize traditional practice are less powerful than apps that support more effective approaches to teaching and learning based on sound research. This workshop will address the question, "What makes an app educational rather than merely entertaining?" and offer an evidence-based blueprint for analyzing the educational quality of apps. This will be a hands-on session where participants will explore effective apps that promote collaboration, creativity and thinking skills; exceptional reading, writing, math and science apps to motivate and engage students, differentiate instruction and remove barriers to learning. We will focus on Pre-K-3rd Grade and Special Education. An extensive list of apps along with some Promo Codes to try them out will be provided. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Reading Specialist, Martin Luther King Charter School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Frost

1:00pm

Symbaloo Lesson Plans
Learn how to use Symbaloo Lesson Plans to create a gaming-style virtual lesson plan using the best open educational resources. Symbaloo Lesson Plans allow teachers to create learning paths, that include multiple digital resources to help facilitate, guide, and support self-paced student learning. At the same time the built in analytic tools allow teachers to track students progression, monitoring how long they have been working on a lesson, lessons the students may have skipped over, questions answered correctly, and overall achievement results. In addition to learning how to create a Symbaloo Lesson Plan, participants learn how to also access the Lesson Plan Marketplace, which contains hundreds of lessons that are published by other educators in order to save time by using shared lesson plans available for any topic, standard, or grade level. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Language Arts Grade 7, SAU 74, and Jeff Durell, SAU 74)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hawthorne