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Saturday, October 6
 

8:30am

Registration

Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Coffee and light snack available in foyer.


Saturday October 6, 2012 8:30am - 9:15am
Outside reception area

9:15am

Welcome

Welcome to SLOCUE Connects 2012. Opening remarks by SLOCUE and CUE Board members.


Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft curriculum developer. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, is a contributor to the book "An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom" (2014) and is co-author of "Unofficial Minecraft Labs for Kids"(2016). | | John blogs regularly about his experiences designing and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2012 9:15am - 9:30am
Multipurpose Room

9:30am

Keynote - How iFixit's Tech Writing Education Program is Changing Engineering Education

iFixit is a global community of tinkerers dedicated to helping people fix things through free online repair manuals and teardowns. By making this knowledge readily available, iFixit helps thousands of people repair their devices every day. Why? Because companies like Apple don't provide repair parts and documentation to end users. iFixit believes that everyone has the right to maintain and repair their products. To learn more visit www.ifixit.com.


Speakers
KW

Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community and Apple parts retailer. iFixit is dedicated to helping people everywhere keep their hardware running longer. In 2011, he started Dozuki, a software company that is revol


Saturday October 6, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Multipurpose Room

10:00am

Classroom Teaching/Managing with an iPad, Apple TV, and Doceri

Using an iPad, Apple TV, and Doceri Application, teachers can use an iPad as a mobile or stationary document camera, control their computer "mobily", mirror applications from an iPad or iPhone, and annotate student work or teacher examples.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 911

10:00am

Deploying 400 iPads Grades 6-12 in SLO County!

Educate and disseminate my experience  deploying 1-1 iPads,  grades 6-12 at Coast Unified School District in Cambria.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 912

10:00am

Google Forms: May the Forms be with You

"You will create Google Forms to use for quizzes, surveys, rubrics, and assignment dropboxes in this intermediate-advanced session.

Create quizzes in Google Forms, then use Flubaroo to autograde and provide student feedback. 
Take control of student Docs sharing nightmares and tracking assignments with Forms dropboxes.

Create self-grading rubrics with Google Forms."


Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 910

10:00am

Kuno Tablet and Curriculum Loft in the Classroom of Tomorrow

In the classroom of tomorrow each individual will have their own device to interact with content, create, publish, and collaborate with others. Explore features offered by the Kuno tablet and Curriculum Loft digital management solution. Easy to use student devices paired with tools that allow for customized content to be stored and shared in a web-based platform. troxell.com


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Multipurpose Room

10:00am

Taking Curriculum Based Games Online

Educators have been using games to support classroom curriculum for years, so why not take those games online and truly engage your students?  Customized online games, based on your curriculum, are perfect for chapter review, test preparation, and content mastery.  Several game options will be explored during this session, and all participants will receive a free subscription to the Teacher Gaming Network (TGN), the largest gaming network for K-12 educators throughout the education community.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 921

10:00am

Using Youtube in the Classroom

"Videos are a great way to teach and learn and with YouTube, videos are easy and convenient to collect and find. If you can't find what you want, you can make your own! You can even edit your videos right in YouTube. Then you'll see how to set up a YouTube account. We'll also look at how you can take your videos and add them to websites or other Internet pages."


Speakers
avatar for Joe Donahue

Joe Donahue

Director of Engineering, Crane Country Day School
STEAM curriculum coordinator. I am creating a new engineering department at a private K-8 school in Santa Barbara. The new department will has a new, large maker space which I am currently designing and equipping. | Google for Education Certified Educator | Google for Education Certified Innovator | CUE Lead Learner | Common Sense Media Certified Lead Learner


Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 922

11:00am

Using Google Forms & Sites to Reach the Common Core

You do inquiry based lessons, but do they learn anything?  IBL is fun & engaging, but are students mastering concepts or simply playing.  Use Google Forms and Sites to create formative assessments to diagnose student thinking and progress.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Rickard

Pam Rickard

On Twitter @rickardbiology | Santa Barbara County Middle School Science & Math educator. Designed a STEM elective emphasizing Engineering Design Process, Computer Science & Making. | Currently a paid consultant for a California Middle School developing a STEM Academy. | Working with UCSB Computer Science Department designing a CS Elective for Middle School. | Instructional Strategy Coach for Santa Barbara County. Her strategy gained a... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 922

11:00am

21st Century Lesson Activities Using Existing Resources and Technologies.

Participate in an interactive classroom. This workshop will showcase ways to utilize existing technologies to create engaging learning environments. Utilize interactive devices, response systems, document cameras, etc. Participants will be exposed to strategies for modifying and creating engaging 21st Century lesson activities while taking advantage of existing resources and technologies. Tips and resources will be shared. troxell.com


Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Multipurpose Room

11:00am

iPad Revolution: Untether Your Teaching with 15 Great Apps

A look at a bunch of great applications that can be used as teaching tool and for students (kindergarten to college). A great way to get your feet wet with your new technology. Apps include eclicker (great formative assessment tool), timer apps, seating charts and fair sticks, science apps, social studies apps, YourTeacher a great math app, video apps (such as using the green screen in the classroom), split screen (splits your internet browser in half for 2 people to use one ipad) and much more. I will also show you how to search for apps that relate to your personalized curriculum. 


Speakers
avatar for David Lovejoy

David Lovejoy

Elementary Technology Coach, Santa Barbara Unified School District
I support teachers with technology


Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 910

11:00am

iPads and Differentiated Instruction

Learn about the built-in accessibility features of the iPad and how you might use these in a classroom setting and for yourself.  Also, Apps for differentiating instruction will be introduced and demonstrated during the session.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 911

11:00am

My Big Campus - a K-12 Learning Platform

An overview of My Big Campus features.  See how this educational tool  is used as a collaborative tool with colleagues, as well as in the classroom, with students.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hagan

Jennifer O'Hagan

EdTech Tosa, SLCUSD
Jennifer is the EdTech TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, as well as a Certified Google Educator. She provides district-wide professional development to teachers & staff in the implementation of Google Apps for Education. She also provides on-site classes for students of all grade levels. She enjoys presenting for the local SLO-CUE chapter as well as the SLO County Office of Education.


Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 921

11:00am

Student Blogging for a Worldwide Audience

Learn how to use blogging to motivate students across the curriculum to read, write, and connect with a global audience. I'll demonstrate free and low cost online tools to get your classroom and your students online. You'll leave with ideas and prompts for blog posts targeting classroom blogs and student blogs grades 2-12.  


Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft curriculum developer. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, is a contributor to the book "An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom" (2014) and is co-author of "Unofficial Minecraft Labs for Kids"(2016). | | John blogs regularly about his experiences designing and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 912

12:00pm

Lunch

Lunch provided by the good folks at Troxell Communications.



Saturday October 6, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Multipurpose Room

1:00pm

"Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) in Paso Robles

See how Paso Robles Public Schools BYOD initiative is developing and what steps it took to implement this new strategy. 


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 922

1:00pm

Garage Band on the iPad

Learn how to compose, create and publish music using only your iPad.  No musical talent required!  This session will cover all the features and functions of Apple's Garage Band App for the iPad.  Record with virtual or live instruments as well as vocals and mix them into a finished product.  iPad 2 or new iPad suggested for those wishing to follow along.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 911

1:00pm

Google Apps Invigorated My Classroom

Beginning with Core Apps I use for my class activities, we will journey through a variety of tools in Google Apps as well as additional resources that utilize Google Apps.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 912

1:00pm

PDF Expert for iPad

One iPad app that will transform the way you teach and the way students learn (kindergarten to college). I will be talking about how you can use PDF Expert as a student and teacher organizing tool (supports AVID). This app can be used as a whiteboard, a template for pre-exsisting or self made modeling tools, graphic organizers, virtual visual displays, publishing student work on the fly, student presentations, mind maps, ebooks, and much more!


Speakers
avatar for David Lovejoy

David Lovejoy

Elementary Technology Coach, Santa Barbara Unified School District
I support teachers with technology


Saturday October 6, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 910

1:00pm

The Math of Khan (with apologies to Trekkies)

"Most educators are aware of the Khan Academy's vast list of instructional videos. But the Khan Academy has an entire program that can be used to help students and teachers monitor and master the full math curriculum. This session will introduce participants to the Khan Academy's powerful programs and will discuss how, along with Google Sites and Forms, educators can flip their classrooms and help students self-direct their math education."


Speakers
avatar for Joe Donahue

Joe Donahue

Director of Engineering, Crane Country Day School
STEAM curriculum coordinator. I am creating a new engineering department at a private K-8 school in Santa Barbara. The new department will has a new, large maker space which I am currently designing and equipping. | Google for Education Certified Educator | Google for Education Certified Innovator | CUE Lead Learner | Common Sense Media Certified Lead Learner


Saturday October 6, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 921

2:00pm

CK-12 Free Customizable Textbooks

Find out about CK-12 where you can customize and download FREE textbooks. Check out CK-12 Flexbooks!


Speakers
avatar for Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Relentless Educator, Minecrafter Camp
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have recently published Minecraft Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Saturday October 6, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 922

2:00pm

Create Amazing Book Trailer Videos with Animoto....for FREE!

Let your students share their understanding and enthusiasm for a great novel by creating a book trailer video.  Participants will receive instructions, student handouts, rubrics, and ideas for sharing videos.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Jarvis

Eric Jarvis

Sixth-Grade STEAM Teacher, San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Professionally: I LOVE being a classroom teacher and incorporate lots of projects and technology into my instruction. Types of tech I integrate include the following: variety of video technology, Moodle, WordPress, Student Response Systems, Website development, Scratch, Animoto, Prezi, MobiView, and MORE. Personally: I love spending time with my wife and son, underwater photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, reading, and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 921

2:00pm

Free Online Math Interactives & Practice Tools

Developing interactive, multimedia math lessons with FREE web based resources such as: ThatQuiz, NLVM, Math OpenRef, Real Math, GeoGebra, Thinkfinity, Spy Guys, Wolfram Demonstrations...and many more


Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Saturday October 6, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 910

2:00pm

iPad in the Classroom

Learn to use an iPad in the classroom as an engagement tool for your students.  Use your iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard, a Document Camera and a student management device!  These features and many more will be demonstrated during this session. Suggested audience is intermediate iPad users and beyond.


Speakers

Saturday October 6, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 911

2:00pm

Less work. More Impact. : Moodle Strong Content Structure

How to set up run and understand a Moodle site from installation to interactivity.


Speakers
avatar for Dax Balzer

Dax Balzer

Small Gas Engines Instructor, Pioneer Valley High School
see daxbalzer.com


Saturday October 6, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 912