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Wednesday, June 15
 

8:45am

Pre-Keynote: Top Technology Toys to Transform your Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene

Director of innovation & instructional technology
Dr. Katrina Keene has spent the last 14 years in the K-12 Instructional Technology field and enjoys researching and integrating new technologies into classrooms. Her most recent experience as the Director of Innovation at a College Preparatory School, is dedicated to raising student achievement through technology integration. Her visionary perspectives have led schools down the path of growth, collaboration, transparency, and an overall awareness... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Director of Innovation, Top Tech Toys
Bryan L. Miller is a Director of Innovation and Educational Technology speaker.  With over 10 years involved in educational technology, Bryan utilizes his understanding and experience as a Millennial to connect with students, guide decisions that are student-centered, and bring new and innovative tools and resources to his school. | | Throughout his career, Bryan has had the opportunity to work in higher education, public schools and... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Christopoulos Hall

10:00am

Coding & Robotics in the Classroom
This hands-on, cutting edge coding and robotics workshop is designed for K-12 teachers and administrators who want to incorporate coding in their classrooms and schools, in order to teach abstract ideas, engineering, and critical thinking skills. The participants of this dynamic BYOD event will work on their own devices, tablets or laptops, and they will participate in a number of hands-on STEM activities designed to be applicable to students across all grades.

First, the participants will be introduced to the Blockly language, and they will work with three of the most popular visual coding platforms: Scratch.mit.edu, Tynker.com, and Code.org. The participants will be exposed to an overview of the teacher’s view and student’s view of the platforms, and then they will learn how to create classes, and advance through lessons in each of the three platforms (theory).

During the second part of the workshop (practice), participants will apply the knowledge they acquired during the first part, by using programmable robots that use the Blockly language. The participants will write small programs for machines such as Sphero, Ozobots, Dash & Dot, Sam Labs, Bee-Bot, Lego MindStorms, CanaKit, Kano kit, Makey Makey, Cubelets, and Meccanoid. Then the participants will share these lessons with each other, so that, at the end of the day, each participant will leave with at least 10 lessons, ready to be implemented in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
High School Second Floor

10:00am

Microsoft MIE Training
Limited Capacity filling up

This Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy is designed for the K-12 classroom educator who wants to learn more about Microsoft’s best tools and resources for classroom learning in a one-day professional learning experience.  Bring your own Windows 8.1 or 10 device to learn how to most effectively use the latest version of Windows, including basic navigation and Windows Apps. Discover Office Mix, Sway, and OneNote, including how digital notebooks can be created and used as a productivity tool for educators and students. This training will also cover how easy it is to use cloud-based tools in Office 365 for education and Skype in the Classroom, including how to take advantage of storage on OneDrive, and how to work collaboratively with others all through the cloud.

By completing the training, you will receive your Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Badge and a completion certificate for your participation.  Attendees will also receive complimentary certification vouchers for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams enabling you to continue to advance your own professional development following this training.

The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers and students to get more out of the Microsoft products they love.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
Middle School Socrates Classroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Christopoulos Hall

1:30pm

Coding & Robotics in the Classroom
This hands-on, cutting edge coding and robotics workshop is designed for K-12 teachers and administrators who want to incorporate coding in their classrooms and schools, in order to teach abstract ideas, engineering, and critical thinking skills. The participants of this dynamic BYOD event will work on their own devices, tablets or laptops, and they will participate in a number of hands-on STEM activities designed to be applicable to students across all grades.

First, the participants will be introduced to the Blockly language, and they will work with three of the most popular visual coding platforms: Scratch.mit.edu, Tynker.com, and Code.org. The participants will be exposed to an overview of the teacher’s view and student’s view of the platforms, and then they will learn how to create classes, and advance through lessons in each of the three platforms (theory).

During the second part of the workshop (practice), participants will apply the knowledge they acquired during the first part, by using programmable robots that use the Blockly language. The participants will write small programs for machines such as Sphero, Ozobots, Dash & Dot, Sam Labs, Bee-Bot, Lego MindStorms, CanaKit, Kano kit, Makey Makey, Cubelets, and Meccanoid. Then the participants will share these lessons with each other, so that, at the end of the day, each participant will leave with at least 10 lessons, ready to be implemented in the classroom.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm
High School Second Floor

1:30pm

Microsoft MIE Training
Limited Capacity full

This Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy is designed for the K-12 classroom educator who wants to learn more about Microsoft’s best tools and resources for classroom learning in a one-day professional learning experience.  Bring your own Windows 8.1 or 10 device to learn how to most effectively use the latest version of Windows, including basic navigation and Windows Apps. Discover Office Mix, Sway, and OneNote, including how digital notebooks can be created and used as a productivity tool for educators and students. This training will also cover how easy it is to use cloud-based tools in Office 365 for education and Skype in the Classroom, including how to take advantage of storage on OneDrive, and how to work collaboratively with others all through the cloud.

By completing the training, you will receive your Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Badge and a completion certificate for your participation.  Attendees will also receive complimentary certification vouchers for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams enabling you to continue to advance your own professional development following this training.

The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers and students to get more out of the Microsoft products they love.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Middle School Socrates Classroom
 
Thursday, June 16
 

8:00am

Opening Keynote: Generational Change – Becoming the Generation that changes the education system forever.
Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Christopoulos Hall

9:00am

AugThat Academy: Learn how to get the most out of your 3D or 360 Augthat subscription!
In this session AugThat ambassadors Katie Ann, Amber McCormick, and Nik Chatzopoulos will showcase best practicies and strategies you can deply to get the most out of the AugThat 3D or AugThat 360 license(s) you received at ST4T.  

The 60 min session will run repeadedly both days of the event, so that all participants will get the chance to work with Katie Ann, Amber, or Nik to make sure they are ready to implement AugThat in their classroom in the best possible ways. Please check the master schedule on Sched.org for the exact times of the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Wilson is a proud mother of 3 amazing kids, classroom teacher, all around techie, wife, and photographer. She loves learning and sharing new ways to integrate technology into the classroom. She has presented at several conferences and held workshop sessions for her district. Katie Ann is also an Edmodo Certified Trainer and a Google Glass Explorer. You can connect with her via Twitter at katieann_76 or her blog... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
AugThat Academy Theano (A203) A203

9:00am

Everybody Codes!
Popular quotes among 21st century teachers are “We are training kids for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet” and “We are teaching kids that those devices they use for play, can also be used for learning”. One of the ways we can prepare and teach these children for the future is using coding in the classroom. If we start with the youngest student and give them the foundational knowledge that they can build on, we will be able to give them a head start. Edsurge points out that teaching kids to code is helping craft their future. For those who do not go further into the computer programming fields, they will still have the understanding of the basic of computational thinking and problem solving. Matt Harrell points out kids think “coding is cool, and while "cool" is nice, what really matters are the lasting benefits of building these skill sets Logical thinking, Problem solving, Persistence, Collaboration, and Communication”. Teaching kids as young as kindergarten these coding skills will help them become not only consumers of information, but also creators and proactive users of technology. While the challenge to “fit one more thing” into an already packed curriculum arises, the benefits far outweigh any negative.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Media and Instructional Technology, Scheck Hillel Community School
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Professional Development | | 2015 Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Teacher | 2016 PBS Learning Media Innovator | 2016 NCWIT Educator Award


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Aristotle (C105) C105

9:00am

Everyone is an Inventor!
Microduino modules are easy-to-use electronic building blocks like super smart LEGO that help bring LEGOs to life. They are small as a quarter, stackable with magnetic connectors and Arduino compatible. Each module has its own function, like wifi, Bluetooth, gps, amplifier, sensors, etc. Simply stack the modules you need, you can create your own projects such as drones, robots, gps trackers, 3d printers. It’s amazing how easily it can turn your ideas into reality. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction followed by short video, case studies and live projects demo to show how Microduino can help turn ideas into reality, how Microduino can help to inspire creativity, and how Microduino can help in STEM/STEAM education. 

Speakers
avatar for Bin Feng

Bin Feng

CEO, Microduino
Bin Feng is the Co-Founder and CEO of Microduino, an international company of makers and creators aimed at bringing easy-to- use electronics hardware to makers, designers, engineers, students and curious tinkerers of all ages and levels. Microduino presents the world’s smallest series of Arduino-compatible smart modules that are small, flexible, stackable and powerful, and can be used to create a limitless amount of DIY projects. With over 13... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

9:00am

Classroom Video Tools to Meet Learning Goals and Engage Students
This presentation is about media creation. Video is a great way to tell a story, teach a lesson, or demonstrate mastery of a subject. With an iPad, Laptop, Smartphone or Flip Cam students can create media that meets learning standards and is exciting and engaging. I will demonstrate how students can create a storyboard, capture video, edit and share their creation with their teachers, peers and beyond. We will discuss iMovie, Windows Movie Maker and a few other "freeware" programs for Chromebooks. I have lesson ideas for most subjects, examples to show and rubrics for grading. I will also discuss sharing options via YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo and social media platforms. Participants are encouraged to bring their devices and follow along or take clips to share! 
Participants will gain the knowledge necessary to use video as a learning and assessment tool in their classroom. They will also leave having seen examples of student work, lesson plans and rubrics that can be used in their classroom. Participants who have considered using video as a classroom learning tool will be motivated and have the confidence to take the next step! 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mayer

Brad Mayer

21st Century Learning Specialist, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Thales (C108) C108

9:00am

Hands-On iLab- Creating and Publishing Dynamic Digital Stories with Book Creator
With the Book Creator app, writers of all ages can combine text, drawings, images, video, and audio to create and publish their own digital books. To get the most out of this session install the Book Creator Free app on your iPad and bring it to the session. Link to app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-free-make-books/id661166101?mt=8
Storytelling provides students with opportunities to construct narratives, express ideas, and stretch imaginations. In this hands-on, collaborative session, you will participate in writing activities to experience how Book Creator can assist writers to author creative and interactive digital best sellers. But wait there's more…you'll also take away resources and lots of ideas to use someday and Monday. All of the materials from this session and lots more resources are available forevermore at http://bit.ly/ST4TBookCreator.  Sharing is caring so feel free to click, save, and make a copy to use as you see fit. Just be kind and give credit to EdTechTeacher.



Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with the goal of guiding students to take ownership of their learning. She spent 17 years teaching grades 2-5, and as technology evolved began to integrate tech tools into... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Socrates (C106) C106

9:00am

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Join Microsoft & the Microsoft Store for a session on OneNote in the Classroom, plus learn about our continuing education credits, STEM fieldtrips, and other resources for the upcoming school year.

 

Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Microsoft Classroom Plato (C109) C109

9:00am

Secrets for 1:1 Success: Planning, Pedagogy and Patience
What does it really take to implement a 1:1 program at a school and can a school’s experience scale to a district level? After two years of planning The Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL rolled out a student 1:1 initiative at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. During the process they learned some valuable lessons on what makes a 1:1 program successful and what traps to avoid. Mr. Lou Zulli Jr., the CAT Program’s IT Instructor and Network Administrator, will share with you the steps they followed from concept to vision, to device evaluation, pedagogical transformation and student enthusiasm that made their 1:1 program a success.

Speakers
avatar for Lou Zulli

Lou Zulli

Network Admin/IT Instructor for CAT Program, Center for Advanced Technologies
Lou Zulli Jr. has been an educator for 39 years; the past 24 as the IT Instructor and Network Administrator for the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL.  Lou is the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum and the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum winner for the Cutting Edge Use of Technologies for Learning with his project Center for Advanced Technologies News and Information... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Heraclitus (C103) C103

9:00am

Why Manipulatives For IPads?
Hand and eye coordination is key for the pre-primary and elementary grades. There a variety of tools coming out for these teachers. Teacher buy-in to the use of IPads for the younger grades goes up when you are integrating something tactile with the game play. It is also a 'win' when teachers see skill review integrated with game play. Some of the tools available are also at a nice price point for schools and are sturdy enough to be reusable. What I love is that many of the apps are free once you purchase the device and either their are multiple apps being developed or the reverse (more tools are created.)

Here are some of my favorites which we will present, discuss, and try during our session:

Tiggly https://www.tiggly.com/

The Osmo device https://playosmo.com/en/?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=CPC

Marbotic-Smart Letters
http://www.marbotic.fr/smart-letters/

If time permits we will discuss the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes, please make sure that you look up at a distance of 20 feet away. Manipulatives like the ones above help to break up the stare down that happens when looking at a screen for too long.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Hypatia (A202) A202

9:00am

#ST4TonAir with @JenWilliamsEdu & @ProfeEdTech
Broadcasting LIVE from ST4T in sunny Clearwater, Florida! Join us on Periscope, Twitter, Instagram, and Blab as we share all the great moments from this extraordinary edtech conference! Tune in for behind the scenes footage in planning, preconference, keynotes, sessions, and after parties. Follow #ST4TonAir & #ST4T for interviews with presenters and conference attendees and join us as we bring the conference to you—anywhere in the world! 

Speakers
avatar for Fran Siracusa

Fran Siracusa

Consultant, Educational Technologist, Calliope Global
Fran, a classroom Spanish teacher for over 20 years, earned her M.Ed. in Educational Technology in 2012. She managed a 1:1 middle school iPad program as an early adopter while teaching, speaking, and professionally writing for educational magazines and blogs. Currently, as the co-founder of Calliope Global, she loves to support educational teams in meeting the diverse needs of today’s students who will be well-equipped players in the global... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Educational Program Developer, Calliope Global
As an adjunct professor and program developer for both Calliope Global and Edventure Quests, Jennifer works with schools, universities, and organizations of the world. Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Jennifer empowers teachers and students to explore together as digital composers in common learning spaces. Jennifer is the co-founder of EdCampTampaBay and #Read4Fun and a member of the organizational teams for EdCamp Literacy... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Zeno (C101) C101

9:00am

That's What She Said...
Connecting with other educators has never been easier. Learn how to use Voxer and Twitter to create a truly personal learning network. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of Voxer and Twitter and have the beginnings of a professional learning network. 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Neil

Tammy Neil

Teacher, Branford High School
I am a veteran teacher that is starting from scratch in a brand new Computer Applications program. I am also a connected educator and moderate 2 chats on Twitter (#FLedChat, and #RuralEdChat). My passion is learning and sharing knowledge with others. My blog can now be found at tammyneil.com.


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Sapho (A201) A201

9:00am

To Google and Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
In this presentation, participants will explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, little-known Google products (like the Cultural Institute and Trends) that can enhance learning, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for educators (and their students).

Add-ons expand Google Tools' abilities and often provide helpful ways for students to interact with each other and the teacher. They also create connections between tools so that more things are possible. Products like the Cultural Institute and Trends give teachers additional resources that they may not have access to regularly, allowing them to explore new topics (like the brush strokes of master painters) and learn cool things, like how Google predicts where the flu will strike next. Participants will leave with a collection of tips, tricks, add-ons and resources to explore and use that will help them be more effective and efficient. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Kindler of Minds (Teacher, Trainer, Techie), Windermere Preparatory School
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels, but throughout it all, she has woven her love of tech tools into her classes in order to enhance her students’ learning and broaden their view of the possibilities of... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Protagoras (C104) C104

9:00am

#failforward - rapid prototyping for Innovation / STEAM labs + LEGO serious play intro
This presentation will cover some simple methods for encouraging students to explore their own creativity and embrace failure as a learning tool. In this presentation I'll share some of my observations, techniques and my own failures encountered in my first year of establishing an Innovation lab inside a k-8 school.
Participants will learn better facilitation methods, tools for communicating and engaging students in new ways.  

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Pythagoras (C102) C102

10:15am

What if Schools Were Like Google? Implementing a 20 Time/Genius Hour Project
In this session, you will learn practical ways to implement a Google-like 20% Project. Using tested methods and models, the 20% Project will quickly have students choosing passion-based projects to support their learning and collaborating with others in answering their own questions. This innovative format will revolutionize your classroom and make every day more efficient, more collaborative, and more fun for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. | He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum has been a Google Certified Innovator since 2011. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University recognizing innovative... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Socrates (C106) C106

10:15am

Computer Science for All - Teach your kids to code!

Coding is a subject that kids love!  Teach coding in your K-8 classroom using code.org (K-8), Scratch Jr. (K-2), Scratch (3-8), Tynker (3-8), and Khan Academy (6-12)!
These websites and apps are free and allow even the youngest students to explore coding.
Code.org lessons blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities which are taught without a computer.  Become familiar with the lessons and resources, work some coding puzzles, visit the teacher dashboard, and become comfortable leading the “unplugged” classroom activities.
Take a tour of Scratch Jr., Scratch, Tynker, and Khan Academy.
Share your classroom coding experiences with the group!


Speakers
avatar for Eileen Peters

Eileen Peters

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Cecelia Interparochial School
Running, Triathlons, Technology Integration, Coding, Robotics, Code.org


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Protagoras (C104) C104

10:15am

Introduction to Microcontrollers and Microcomputers

Do you know what is the difference between microprocessors and microcomputers?  How can you use any of them in the classroom? You have never seen students so passionate or knowledgeable on this cutting-edge technology.  Our awesome presenters will teach you about microprocessors, what these machines are able to do, and how you can use them in the classroom.  Also you will get to experience some of the amazing thing that you can do with these credit card-sized computers. 


Speakers
avatar for Jake Burns

Jake Burns

8th Grade Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Hello! My name is Jake Burns! I am 13 years old and have graduated from Plato Academy Clearwater, and am going to Palm Harbor University to attend the I.B. program. I enjoy playing video games, swimming, and camping with my boy scout troop.
avatar for Joshua Mott

Joshua Mott

8th Grade Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Joshua Mott is a graduate of Plato Academy Clearwater from 8th grade. Joshua has worked with microprocessors like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and knows the languages to program them. He also works with Blender to animate, chromakey, and create visual effects. Blender is also his tool to make designs in stereo lithography, which he then 3d prints. Joshua enjoys math and science, while adding some history with the books he reads, now centered... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Aristotle (C105) C105

10:15am

Syntax for PreKoders - The Study of Logic for the Elementary Student
This session will give the attendee the opportunity to engage in computer science activities for the Early Elementary and Elementary Classroom. This workshop will showcase various robots and apps that build foundations for Computational Thinking and Computer Science.


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

10:15am

iPads for Elementary Learners
Transform your classroom into a 21st century learning zone. Come explore a typical day in the life of a connected second grade classroom student. The session will cover responsible iPad use, management tips, apps for creation and not just consumption, and digital citizenship. You'll leave ready to seamlessly integrate anywhere from six to 1:1 iPads throughout the entire school day.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

3rd Grade Teacher, Technology Champion, Mapleton Public Schools
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. She has eight years of teaching experience, all in second grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Heraclitus (C103) C103

10:15am

Sketchnotes: A Sketchy Take on Notes
Presenter will guide learners step-by-step through the new educational trend known as sketch noting by explaining:
1.)What it is?
2.) How do you get started?
3.) Why is this helpful?
4.)How can I actually use this in my classroom?
5.) How can I incorporate technology into this skill?
We will look at many of the new apps that are out there such as Paper 53 to make sketch noting a tech centered activity as well as paper-pencil activity.

Speakers
avatar for Amber McCormick

Amber McCormick

K-5 Global Studies/MS Dig. Media, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Last year, after my attendance at ST4T, I left totally reinvigorated about teaching and raring to start a revolution in the way I taught. The content and professional connections I made last year have literally changed not only my career, but also my life. Over the past year, I have become a connected educator through Twitter. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) has a wide variety of people within it, but each vital to my professional development... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
AugThat Academy Theano (A203) A203

10:15am

The Future of Learning

Taking a look at the latest in educational technology and learning today and a peek into the future of learning and how it will impact our students and us as educators.  Technologies explored and discussed; Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Holographic technologies and Wearable Devices. 


Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Sapho (A201) A201

10:15am

The Next Generation of a Notebook
In this presentation participants will be exposed to Seesaw The digital portofolio , Comic Maker, and Book Creator, and they are going to learn to smash apps, use digital portfolio, and interactive video & voice recording.

Speakers
avatar for Fotis Kokalidis

Fotis Kokalidis

Teacher World Language, Plato Academy


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Thales (C108) C108

10:15am

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink + Google Apps
Learn to embrace the powerful possibilities that are available by combining ThingLink interactive images and video with Google Apps. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout any student driven learning experience. ThingLink is a media rich cross-platform tool that displays published Google Docs right on top of any image or inside of a video. Google Docs are useful for collecting data for assessment, collect feedback and even provide opportunities for reteaching and challenge. Better yet, those Google Docs are live and interactive so students don’t have to navigate to another page. Join this session to learn more about this truly great combination of tools for engaging students in personalized learning experiences with ThingLink and Google Docs.

Watch this quick video for a sneak peek at this session:

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink + Google Apps 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Data and Tech Integration Coach, Oak Park Elementary Schools
I am an educational instructional designer and consultant who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Outside of the school day, I enjoy presenting at conferences, hosting webinars, facilitating hands-on training sessions and blogging at GettingSmart.com and Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. I believe in constructive play! Follow me on Twitter @soxnevad


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Hypatia (A202) A202

10:15am

Beyond the Walls: Get Connected
This presentation will share resources and ideas for educators to collaborate and connect to the world using Skype, Google Hangout, Twitter and other digital access. I will share the story of how Getting Connected changed our classroom and our learning. I will share resources and present a hands on experience with Skype.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pythagoras (C102) C102

10:15am

Creating Connections in a Global Classroom
Using Skype in the classroom breaks down the walls of learning and not only connects students to people around the world, but also creates connections to what they are learning in the classroom to real-world applications. We will walk through the "Microsoft in Education- Skype in the Classroom" website, how to set up a "Mystery Skype", conduct a "Virtual Tour", how to get guest speakers, and suggestions on how to start simple with Skype. 
Participants will gain a knowledge of how to use Skype in a classroom setting. They will understand the benefits and difficulties, as well as learn how conduct their own video sessions. Participants will also gain an ease of mind upon realization of how simple using this tool can be. Participants will gain a insight on how they could use Skype in their classroom through the many examples I have to show.


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Zeno (C101) C101

11:30am

Lunch
Thursday June 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Christopoulos Hall

12:30pm

How to get Students to Program from Scratch to AP
This lecture will cover Scratch, Python, and Java. We will cover 3 languages and 3 projects in each one. We can look at the differences and similarities of the programs that we create and how students can learn logical thinking, problem solving and coding. 
This session will help show how to scaffold lessons and/or classes at the high school level to get students interested in coding and help them get to the AP level.


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

12:30pm

Back to the Future! - Transforming Classroom Environments with Technology Tools
Learn how to create a student-centered classroom using digital tools and project-based learning, whether you are new to iPads or a veteran tech guru! In a world where information is at students' fingertips every second of the day, teachers are redefining what it means to be a student in their classrooms. You will learn and play with web tools and apps that will "gamify" how your classroom runs every day with ClassCraft, see how easy it is to curate content on iTunes U, and learn about some great Web tools that work!

Speakers
avatar for Dan Koch

Dan Koch

Technology Coach, Citrus County School District


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

12:30pm

Create an Engaging Blended Learning Classroom Using Microsoft Mix

Participants will learn how to apply research-based multimedia principles to create engaging videos and interactive content using the Microsoft Mix PowerPoint add-on. Participants will also gain an understanding of research-based multimedia principles, as well as hands-on training with Microsoft Mix PowerPoint add-on. 


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thales (C108) C108

12:30pm

Gamefying the Classroom

Update: We now have word that actual representatives from Kahoot will be speaking on some of the NEW never before seen features of Kahoot and answer questions that you might have!

Students can sometimes be distracted, unfocused, or just downright uninterested in school.  Now, learn all about the ins and outs of some of the best educational games that will really make a difference in your classroom.  And, ask yourself this: who better to demonstrate these powerful tools than the students themselves?  This entire seminar had been prepared and will be presented by two 8th grade students from Plato Academy Clearwater!  They will be going over Quiziz, Plickers, and some of brand new additions to the famous quizzing program Kahoot!  Additionally, there will be discussion of Classcraft as a bonus program. So come over and see how you can "Gamify the Classroom".


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Faulkner

Ryan Faulkner

Graduate, Plato Academy
Ryan is a graduate of Plato Academy this past 2016 year. Going to Plato Academy for 11 years. He has multiple first hand accounts of Kahoot and many other of these gamefied quiz taking online programs.
avatar for Ethan Ghozali

Ethan Ghozali

Graduate, Plato Academy Clearwater
Ethan Ghozali is a recent graduate of Plato Academy Clearwater soon to be attending the IB program at Palm Harbor High. He is very passionate about the use of technology in the classroom and with a strong emphasis on quiz software such as Kahoot and Quizizz which were used often throughout his time at Plato. His interests include technology (duh), cross country, reading, and scuba diving.


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Socrates (C106) C106

12:30pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Join Microsoft & the Microsoft Store for a session on OneNote in the Classroom, plus learn about our continuing education credits, STEM fieldtrips, and other resources for the upcoming school year.

 

Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Microsoft Classroom Plato (C109) C109

12:30pm

Retrain to Retain
Innovative strategies to make the most out of lessons that work to help retrain the student brain in order increase their retention and comprehension in any class from music to world language and everything in between. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hencken

Jennifer Hencken

Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School
Sun, sand, & books in my hand, student advocate, tech ed groupie, continual learner



Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hypatia (A202) A202

12:30pm

STEAMing it Up
Many students describe STEAM fields as boring, tedious, or lacking in excitement. To combat this notion and excite kids about the possibilities, we started Girls Building STEAM and Boys STEAMing it Up. In the clubs we do fun and engaging activities that grab attention and get students to look at Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in a new way.
Apps and programs that will be covered include Pixel Press, Phonto, Tellagami, Perfect Video, Blogger Jr, Chatterkids, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Media and Instructional Technology, Scheck Hillel Community School
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Professional Development | | 2015 Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Teacher | 2016 PBS Learning Media Innovator | 2016 NCWIT Educator Award


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sapho (A201) A201

12:30pm

The Super Spark: 60 Tools To Start the Fire
Are you tired of going to sessions where you only get a takeaway of 1 Good app or 1 Good Idea? Do you love learning about a tool, and then exploring it for yourself? If so this session is for you. We will give quick hitting explanations of  tools with fresh ideas on how to use them. The Goal is for you to find just 1 thing you can use, and don't worry about scribbling at high speeds…..there is a cheat sheet.

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Heraclitus (C103) C103

12:30pm

Tradigital Teaching and Learning with Explain Everything!
In this presentation, teachers will learn about the app Explain Everything and how it can bridge best traditional and digital practices together to be the ultimate learning tool in the classroom. Flipping the class and teacher created content is so hot right now, and this app is awesome for developing some amazing teacher-created work. However, I would like to showcase creative ways to integrate this app either in a live classroom setting, or for grading/productivity/student feedback, or as a super student digital learning tool!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Baselice

Jennifer Baselice

Dept Chair of Mathematics, Father Lopez High School
Jennifer Baselice is a mathematics teacher at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, Fl. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is also on hand to coach faculty and staff with technology integration and innovation. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and her masters degree in mathematics education from the University of Central Florida. She just recently earned her EdS in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Protagoras (C104) C104

12:30pm

Reimagining Learning Spaces

This session is based off of my column, Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks.*

 If we take a look at classrooms over the past 70 years, we are seeing the same type of learning environments, year after year. The world is changing, yet our classrooms are remaining much the same. Revitalizing space is a straightforward way to let students exercise choice in the learning environment and find academic success on their own terms. Leave this session with a good idea about how to turn your classroom into a flexible seating, student led "Starbucks for Kids" learning space.


Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

3rd Grade Teacher, Technology Champion, Mapleton Public Schools
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. She has eight years of teaching experience, all in second grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zeno (C101) C101

1:45pm

Ready, Set, Code! -- Integrating Computer Programming into Your Math Curriculum

Curious how computer programming fits into your classroom? Learn how to incorporate coding into daily lesson plans, starting with mini challenges for 4th graders and building into full scale projects for middle schoolers and beyond. We will look at examples of student work at all levels, exploring the ways that coding can support curricular goals and teach essential problem-solving skills. We will even play with writing a bit of code ourselves, so make sure to bring a device*!

 

*Scratch is Flash-dependent, so if you have an option other than an i-Pad or an i-Phone, bring that! Otherwise, you'll have a great excuse to make a new friend with a Flash-friendly device. Collaboration is highly encouraged!


Speakers
avatar for Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Upper Elementary Math Teacher, Milwaukee Montessori School
Hannah Ross teaches 4th-7th grade math and coaches volleyball at Milwaukee Montessori School. As a lifelong riddle fanatic and craft fiend, she is always looking for ways to teach math through logic puzzles, origami folding, and coding challenges. | | In her free time, Hannah practices jiu jitsu -- she just earned her purple belt last month!


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Thales (C108) C108

1:45pm

Bring the World to Your Classroom!
Learn to take your students -- no matter how young -- anywhere from outer space, to the Minnesota Zoo, to classrooms in other states and countries. Discuss ways to safely encourage virtual exploration and student led classroom social media accounts. Leave this session ready to empower students to virtually “Share Their Story” and bring the world to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

3rd Grade Teacher, Technology Champion, Mapleton Public Schools
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. She has eight years of teaching experience, all in second grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Pythagoras (C102) C102

1:45pm

Cool Tech Tools for Your Classroom
Technology has provided an amazing opportunity for teachers and students, but what are the best tools to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement? This presentation will demonstrate the amazing possibilities of tools such as Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizalize, Padlet, Brain Rush, Nearpod, Google Classroom, Blendspace, Heads Up (and more!), and will provide teachers with practical examples of how to use these great tools in the classroom!
Teachers will view examples of how these tools are used in a practicing teacher's classroom. Teachers will be inspired to implement these tools in their classroom, and will also learn about the best resources available to seek out new ideas and tools for their classroom. Emphasis will be placed on leveraging the power of technology to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement!

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Petty

Bethany Petty

HS Social Studies Teacher / EdTech Blogger
Hello! I'm a wife, mommy, and high school Social Studies teacher with a passion for using educational technology to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement. My classroom is a flipped/blended/gamified learning environment where I attempt to leverage the power of technology in getting students excited about learning! Please check out my educational technology blog, Teaching with Technology, where I share resources... Read More →



Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Heraclitus (C103) C103

1:45pm

Culture and Innovation for the 21st Century Learner

How do collaboration, creativity, innovation and technology create a culture of learning in today’s classroom, building and district? Learn about the latest 21st century tools, movements, ideas and leadership that foster creativity and innovation and how it impacts today’s student, teacher and administrator.  


Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

1:45pm

If It's Free Its For Me!
This will be a high-energy "shoot out" style presentation where participants will learn about a variety of FREE online tools that they can utilize with their students immediately. Tools will focus on organization, collaboration, engagement, and hands on experiences. 
Participants will leave this session with a toolbox full of new FREE tools that they can use to engage their learners whether in a traditional classroom, blended setting, or online platform.  

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sapho (A201) A201

1:45pm

Letting Fish Be Fish-How the iPad Supports Universal Design For Learning
I'm travelling all the way from the interior of British Columbia, Canada, to hang with all the cool people at ST4T! This interactive, collaborative workshop will look at some of the built in features of the iPad that supports a Universal Design For Learning (UDL)  framework. We will do a brief review of the principles of UDL and participants will see concrete examples of how the ipad can offer students flexible ways to engage, represent, and express their learning-the 3 pillars of the UDL framework. Then, using a variety of apps, and working with the presenter, participants will have an opportunity to transform  a sample traditional worksheet assignment, using a UDL framework, into an opportunity to engage students and make their thinking visible.  Participants are encouraged to bring a device to this hands on session! Let Fish, be Fish! Links to the presentation on Google Slides will be shared with participants, along with links to other sites for future exploration. Some apps we will explore include: iMovie, Paper 53, Pic Collage, SeeSaw, Scrolling Credits, Stage Pro, Touch Cast Studio, Kahoot (are you ready for the Canadan Triva Challenge??), DuoInk Green Screen, Google Maps/Earth/StreetView. 


Speakers
avatar for isabella macquarrie

isabella macquarrie

Learning Support Coordinator/Tech Integration Coach, SD 27 Cariboo Chilcotin
I am an Itinerant Learning Support Coordinator/ Technology Integration Coach, and SETBC District partner in the beautiful Cariboo/Chilcotin region of British Columbia, Canada. Our district promotes the principles of UDL , and are supported though our partnership with Special Education Technology BC (SETBC) to explore how technology can transform teaching and learning for all, by enhancing the options for engagement, representation and expression... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Protagoras (C104) C104

1:45pm

Top Tech Tools to Transform your Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene

Director of innovation & instructional technology
Dr. Katrina Keene has spent the last 14 years in the K-12 Instructional Technology field and enjoys researching and integrating new technologies into classrooms. Her most recent experience as the Director of Innovation at a College Preparatory School, is dedicated to raising student achievement through technology integration. Her visionary perspectives have led schools down the path of growth, collaboration, transparency, and an overall awareness... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Director of Innovation, Top Tech Toys
Bryan L. Miller is a Director of Innovation and Educational Technology speaker.  With over 10 years involved in educational technology, Bryan utilizes his understanding and experience as a Millennial to connect with students, guide decisions that are student-centered, and bring new and innovative tools and resources to his school. | | Throughout his career, Bryan has had the opportunity to work in higher education, public schools and... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

1:45pm

Using the FORCE in your Jedi Training: Micro-survey funnels for PD
The purpose of this presentation is to help administrators understand how survey funnels can help them differentiate professional development to truly help teachers with their needs. This can be done using the FORCE guidelines that will be shared, and is attainable at different levels of success through a variety of programs or software platforms. A survey funnel could be used with a Google Forms survey and school email, with a district created package, or with professional survey software, such as Survey Funnel Software. 

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hypatia (A202) A202

1:45pm

Google Appy Hour: The Basics of Google Apps for Education
The web of Google Apps can be confusing for the beginner. This session is for beginning users of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). You'll learn the basics of what the core Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) do and how they work together. We'll cover the basics of creating, sharing, and collaborating with the tools and you'll get tips to ease you into using GAFE with your students and other teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. | He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum has been a Google Certified Innovator since 2011. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University recognizing innovative... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Socrates (C106) C106

1:45pm

IMake, IPlay, ILearn @ the School Library
I will explain my journey over the last couple of years of creating a K-5 Makerspace in my school library: what I started out with, where it is now, the ups and downs, and how the students participate in them. I will provide pictures, a list of what to get - high cost to low cost, books that can be purchased that can help in creating Makerspaces, Pinterest boards, webistes and Twitter handles to follow. I will bring examples of some of my items such as: Ozobot, Sphero, BeeBot, Makeblok, Makey Makey, LittlecodR, Build Animate, OSMO, etc. for hands on experience. I am hoping that you will walk away with ideas to start a Makerspace or add to your current one!

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Deja

Elaine Deja

Technology-Media Specialist, St. Cecelia Catholic School
First career as a Systems Engineer for 15 years with GTE, from there Domestic Engineer while my daughter was in school, Library Assistant with Largo Library in Children's and Teen Area, to my current position as MYP Technology Teacher and Media Specialist at St. Cecelia Catholic School in Clearwater, Fl which is an IB International School. I am entering my 10th year of teaching. My interests are books and technology and combining the two... Read More →



Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Zeno (C101) C101

3:00pm

Closing Keynote- How True Innovations in Teaching will Propel Learning in the Future
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Womble

Jennifer Womble

Future of Education Technology #FETC Program Chair
Jennifer Womble is a true believer in the value of education and leadership today’s highly technological world. Jennifer’s passion for education was ignited throughout her 18 years in the high school classroom. Currently, as the Program Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference, Jennifer designs educational technology events and selects speakers that encourage the implementation of modern pedagogy infused with... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Christopoulos Hall
 
Friday, June 17
 

8:00am

Opening Keynote: A Leap of Faith
Speakers
avatar for Lou Zulli

Lou Zulli

Network Admin/IT Instructor for CAT Program, Center for Advanced Technologies
Lou Zulli Jr. has been an educator for 39 years; the past 24 as the IT Instructor and Network Administrator for the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL.  Lou is the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum and the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum winner for the Cutting Edge Use of Technologies for Learning with his project Center for Advanced Technologies News and Information... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Christopoulos Hall

9:00am

Using Robotics to Engage Students in Problem Solving
Get your hands-on a great robot that can bring enthusiasm and creativity to your classroom. This session is for educators who would like to get started with incorporating robotics into their classrooms. These hands-on activities will show how you can model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. Your students will using critical thinking and problem-solving skills that go beyond robotics. Come join us and get your brain engaged with and your hands-on LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

9:00am

8 Ways to Maximize Learning with Mobile Devices
Historically, traditional teaching methods and rote memorization techniques have often led to shallow student learning in many classrooms; yet, this contributing author of Tablets in K-12 Education will take participants on a journey to explore 8 types of technology-infused learning activities that can help change that. In fact, during this timely session, we'll see how these activities provide a dynamic, student-friendly platform for facilitating deep understanding and knowledge construction across curriculum areas. After exploring the dynamic integration of cross-platform student applications like infographics, video games, simulations, and multimedia tools, participants will be ready to take students' learning with mobile devices to a whole new level.
Understanding of how 8 learning activities in 3 instructional design categories can lead to deeper understanding and knowledge construction. Exploration and evaluation of cross-platform apps that support learning, including virtual field trips, simulations, concept mapping, info graphics, and more. A list of over 40 apps that can support these learning activities. Strategies for addressing traditional standards in more innovative and effective ways. Empowerment, knowing that they are capable of doing incredible learning through tech activities with their students even if they have little previous tech background with those tools.

Speakers
avatar for Nancye Blair Black

Nancye Blair Black

Educational Consultant, Lakeland Montessori Schools
Nancye Blair Black, MA, is a board member of Lakeland Montessori Schools in Lakeland, FL, an educational consultant, and a recipient of an AMS Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant (2016).


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Protagoras (C104) C104

9:00am

Apple Lovers Delight
Apple Nerds UNITE! This session is for the IOS lover in all of us. Get the best of the best IOS has to offer for the classroom in a quick hitting style presentation to bring you maximum success. If you find one thing you can use, we have done our job. And Yes there is a Cheat Sheet.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Heraclitus (C103) C103

9:00am

Changing Education by Changing the Game
Is student engagement an issue? Check-in and see our demo!

Edcoda is is a high quality, fun and engaging game that seamlessly delivers educational lessons and assessments to students and provides real-time performance reports to teachers. Your students play an adaptive game that helps review and practice recent lessons from your curriculum while you're given feedback and performance reports!

Speakers
CT

Clarence Tan

CEO, Edcoda
Edtech | Adaptive Learning | Gamification | Educational Games | Machine Learning | Item-Response Theory | Educational Ecosystem | Personalized learning


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Hypatia (A202) A202

9:00am

Digital Citizenship: It's All in the Family
Digital Citizenship lessons need to begin as early as possible with students and families, so that by the time the kids reach middle school they have a concrete understanding of how what they share and what they say will effect themselves and others. But it is not just students who need to understand the all encompassing social media world. Parents also need to be shown the effect social media can have.
This year we used Google Sites to create a digital safety unit for K-5 that included games, videos, journals, and more. Participants will "play" their way through the presenters unit and learn what worked and what needed to be tweaked. In this session participants will learn to use Google Sites to create a blended learning unit on digital citizenship. They will learn to search for age appropriate activities for each age level. How to share with parents and let them know the wonderful, but some times dangerous world of the internet. Participants will also learn how they can become certified through Common Sense Media as a digital citizenship educator. 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Media and Instructional Technology, Scheck Hillel Community School
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAME | | Presentations: | Literacy Days | Technology Tools | Girls Build STEAM | STEM/STEAM and Literacy | Blended Learning | Instructional Technology and Professional Development | | 2015 Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Teacher | 2016 PBS Learning Media Innovator | 2016 NCWIT Educator Award


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Thales (C108) C108

9:00am

Increasing Teacher Presence in a Class that Facilitates Instruction via Online Courseware
Pearson Education offers GradPoint PowerSchool to provide online courseware to students in K-12 secondary educational settings.  This online courseware is produced by many Ed. Tech. companies and such as Apex, FLVS, and GradPoint, also many K-12 school districts are beginning to offer courses through online courseware designed and developed by district employees.  As opposed to Apex, GradPoint''s platform delivers instruction primarily online, with little contact being facilitated through face-to-face instruction. Attendees will leave this session with awareness of trends and issues associated with the topic.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Sapho (A201) A201

9:00am

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Join Microsoft & the Microsoft Store for a session on OneNote in the Classroom, plus learn about our continuing education credits, STEM fieldtrips, and other resources for the upcoming school year.

 

Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Microsoft Classroom Plato (C109) C109

9:00am

Blogging with the Easyblog App
We will share a new blogging app called The Easyblog App. The Easyblog App is the world's easiest platform for classroom blogging, ePortfolios and parent communication. The Easyblog App offers various features that make blogging easy for young students; simple interface with audio prompts, within app camera to record video or take photo, and voice recording over photo posts. Blogging connects learners with the world beyond their classroom walls and gives opportunities to share their voice with authentic audience.  

The participants will learn how to set up a class account, personalize the blog, manage sharing option, create folders and subscribe parents. They will also explore the blogging tools to create posts. Examples of student created posts will be shared for inspiration. We will also share examples of how to use blogging to connect with classes across the globe. 

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

First Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake Elementary School
Leka DeGroot is a wife, mother of 2 incredible boys, and a life time learner who is passionate about technology integration to enhance students' learning. Global connection and collaboration bring authentic audience and learning opportunities to her students. She is a code.org K-5 CS Fundamentals Curriculum affiliate and also a co-host of #1stchat on Twitter. ITEC (Iowa Technology Education Connection) 2015 Educator of the Year Award & ISTE... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Pythagoras (C102) C102

9:00am

Making Global Connections & Collaborating on Tech Integrated World Language Projects
This session will demonstrate how World Language teachers & students can connect with partners & audiences from around the world. Many student-centered & tech integrated collaborative projects will be featured, and innovative Tech Tools used to connect, create & share will be highlighted (Padlet, Thinglink, Aurasma, Mystery Skype, Adobe Spark, Canva, Tackk, etc.).
Participants will be able to connect with fellow World Language teachers in & outside the US & work collaboratively. They will learn to integrate innovative tech tools purposefully in their World Language classroom, and they will be able to create global & collaborative projects, which are technology infused & student-centered.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Aristotle (C105) C105

9:00am

Genius Hour: 20% Time 100% Engagement
Teachers will transform their students ownership of the learning process by implementing Genius Hour into their curriculum. Classroom culture is instantly transformed when students hold themselves to high standards of performance and initiate improvements to their efforts. Students use a variety of technology tools and resources to create powerful presentations to share with the school community. 
Teachers will learn how to immediately and simply implement a Genius Hour in their classroom using any resources they currently have.


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Socrates (C106) C106

9:00am

Learning Space Design: Creating a "Start-Up" Culture in your Classroom
Through innovative learning space design, workshop participants will engage in classroom makeovers to promote literacy, engagement, and collaboration to inspire a "start-up" classroom culture. Together in a thinking and technology supported session, participants will explore with co-presenters as digital composers, collectively sharing in ideas of transformation and possibility.
Learning Objective 1
Examine ways pedagogical instructional practice can be transformed and supported through innovative learning space designs.
Learning Objective 2
Understand ways learning space design can increase student engagement and motivation for learning through personalized practices of literacy instruction.
Learning Objective 3
Create a learning space portfolio to reflect understanding and promote implementation into practice.

Speakers
avatar for Fran Siracusa

Fran Siracusa

Consultant, Educational Technologist, Calliope Global
Fran, a classroom Spanish teacher for over 20 years, earned her M.Ed. in Educational Technology in 2012. She managed a 1:1 middle school iPad program as an early adopter while teaching, speaking, and professionally writing for educational magazines and blogs. Currently, as the co-founder of Calliope Global, she loves to support educational teams in meeting the diverse needs of today’s students who will be well-equipped players in the global... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Educational Program Developer, Calliope Global
As an adjunct professor and program developer for both Calliope Global and Edventure Quests, Jennifer works with schools, universities, and organizations of the world. Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Jennifer empowers teachers and students to explore together as digital composers in common learning spaces. Jennifer is the co-founder of EdCampTampaBay and #Read4Fun and a member of the organizational teams for EdCamp Literacy... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Zeno (C101) C101

9:00am

Innovate 2 Educate

Do you want to bring Innovation to your school?  Attend this session and learn from real entrepreneurs what the startup culture is all about and how you can infuse your school’s culture with revolutionary ideas.  Others teach to the test.  You will learn how to teach to Innovate!



Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
AugThat Academy Theano (A203) A203

10:15am

Augmented reality in the Science Classroom

In this session participants will explore how to use Augmented Reality (AR) applications of high educational value in the classroom in order to make their lessons more effective.

The presenter will demonstrate an overview of apps made by some of the most accomplished AR companies and organizations such as Daqri, NASA, AugThat, and Aurasma.  Specifically, participants will learn how to create hands-on elementary, middle, and high school level lessons using Daqri’s Elements 4D Chemistry Cubes. In addition, participants will learn how to use Daqri’s Anatomy 4D to teach basic and advance science concepts such as human anatomy and human body systems.  Furthermore, participants will be exposed to several space apps Such as NASA’s SpaceCraft 3D, as well as SkySafari and SkyView to explore celestial bodies in space.  Participants will also learn how to create their own AR triggers in the classroom and how to use Daqri’s 4D Studio, Augthat, and Aurasma to craft student-made AR examples that illustrate their understanding.

All of the activities shared in this dynamic session are aligned to several Language Arts, Science, and Math Common Core Standards. 


Speakers
avatar for Adam Beard

Adam Beard

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Plato Academy Clearwater
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.


Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pythagoras (C102) C102

10:15am

Developing Young Scientists in the Early Elementary Classroom Using Digital Resources
We all know that science is important, but we do we start teaching them in grades K-2?  What are the benefits to teaching our youngsters science?  Join me as we discuss:  
-The importance science in the early elementary classroom
-Strategies to maximize your science instructional time with literacy and mathematics integration
-How digital science instruction has been effectively implemented in K-2nd grade classes utilizing Science4Us

Attendees will be given a 2 month subscription to try Science4Us and one attendee will win a 6 month subscription ($360 value).

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Mercury

Jenna Mercury

Educational Specialist, Science4Us
I'm an Educational Specialist at for a K-2, digital and interactive science curriculum---Science4Us. I provide our schools, teachers and parents with the training and support they need to implement Science4Us successfully in their schools, classrooms and homes. How do you get your mini-scientists to learn science in a fun and engaging way?


Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Hypatia (A202) A202

10:15am

Make your information pop with Microsoft Sway
PowerPoint and Prezi are great, and make great presentations, we know that. But if you want to make a web presentation, a one-off single topic website, or publish a web zine, Microsoft Sway is your new go-to tool. We'll see some examples of Sway, and run through the construction of your new Sway publications. 

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Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Aristotle (C105) C105

10:15am

Managing an Emergency is all in the Preparation: One School District's Solution Built on Office 365
This inspirational session will be presented with The Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School students. They will tell the story how they used their imaginations and delivered a world class solution built on Office 365 that addressed the Pinellas County School District’s challenges in efficiently managing and communicating with the district personnel who staff and run the shelters used during emergency events. Upon leaving this session you will be equipped with some of the exciting possibilities already available in Office 365. You will learn how this was designed, challenges along the way, and hear directly from the students responsible for this remarkable achievement! A live demonstration of the site will be conducted during the presentation.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Lou Zulli

Lou Zulli

Network Admin/IT Instructor for CAT Program, Center for Advanced Technologies
Lou Zulli Jr. has been an educator for 39 years; the past 24 as the IT Instructor and Network Administrator for the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL.  Lou is the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum and the 2011 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum winner for the Cutting Edge Use of Technologies for Learning with his project Center for Advanced Technologies News and Information... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Socrates (C106) C106

10:15am

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook

Join Microsoft & the Microsoft Store for a session on OneNote in the Classroom, plus learn about our continuing education credits, STEM fieldtrips, and other resources for the upcoming school year.

 

Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


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Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Microsoft Classroom Plato (C109) C109

10:15am

Uncharted Territory - A Digital Immigrant's Story
Innovative Mindset discussion on how we can harness the power of our students "normal" (apps, social media, connectiveness) and infuse it with benchmarks and the new basic skills (Connection, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity). 
Participants will gain an understanding of how to take apps students choose for their personal use and use them in the classroom to show benchmark mastery. Time to network and develop PLN connections for future sharing will also be built in to this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Koch

Dan Koch

Technology Coach, Citrus County School District


Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Protagoras (C104) C104

10:15am

You Belong on the #Buncee Bus!
Getting tired of PowerPoint and Keynote simply isn't working for you? Well, we have the perfect solution. Come hop aboard the Buncee bus and we will show you the new web-based tools that are guaranteed to make your presentations pop. The easy-to-use format is adaptable for nearly any grade level and the web-based platform makes it easy to use on almost any device with internet access. Buncee for education allows teachers to assign and manage projects--allowing you to flip your class, if desired. Whether you want to send cards to a friend that is down on their luck or want to create digital storybook that reads to you, this is the place to be! Come check out why Buncee received the EdTech Digest Cool Tools Award for 2016!

Speakers
avatar for Amber McCormick

Amber McCormick

K-5 Global Studies/MS Dig. Media, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Last year, after my attendance at ST4T, I left totally reinvigorated about teaching and raring to start a revolution in the way I taught. The content and professional connections I made last year have literally changed not only my career, but also my life. Over the past year, I have become a connected educator through Twitter. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) has a wide variety of people within it, but each vital to my professional development... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Heraclitus (C103) C103

10:15am

Tweaking a Highered program for language teachers
This session is a Google Hangout aimed to showcase the integration of web 2.0 tools to prepare Brazilian teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Participants will gain new insights on Highered and PD programs.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Zeno (C101) C101

10:15am

Innovate 2 Educate

Do you want to bring Innovation to your school?  Attend this session and learn from real entrepreneurs what the startup culture is all about and how you can infuse your school’s culture with revolutionary ideas.  Others teach to the test.  You will learn how to teach to Innovate!



Friday June 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
AugThat Academy Theano (A203) A203

12:30pm

AugThat Academy: Learn how to get the most out of your 3D or 360 Augthat subscription!
In this session AugThat ambassadors Katie Ann, Amber McCormick, and Nik Chatzopoulos will showcase best practicies and strategies you can deply to get the most out of the AugThat 3D or AugThat 360 license(s) you received at ST4T.  

The 60 min session will run repeadedly both days of the event, so that all participants will get the chance to work with Katie Ann, Amber, or Nik to make sure they are ready to implement AugThat in their classroom in the best possible ways. Please check the master schedule on Sched.org for the exact times of the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Amber McCormick

Amber McCormick

K-5 Global Studies/MS Dig. Media, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
Last year, after my attendance at ST4T, I left totally reinvigorated about teaching and raring to start a revolution in the way I taught. The content and professional connections I made last year have literally changed not only my career, but also my life. Over the past year, I have become a connected educator through Twitter. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) has a wide variety of people within it, but each vital to my professional development... Read More →
avatar for Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Willson

Katie Ann Wilson is a proud mother of 3 amazing kids, classroom teacher, all around techie, wife, and photographer. She loves learning and sharing new ways to integrate technology into the classroom. She has presented at several conferences and held workshop sessions for her district. Katie Ann is also an Edmodo Certified Trainer and a Google Glass Explorer. You can connect with her via Twitter at katieann_76 or her blog... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
AugThat Academy Theano (A203) A203

12:30pm

Imagine the Places You'll Go, With Virtual Reality!
Would you like your students to explore Mars, visit historic places, or dive deep into the ocean? Explore ways to use ThingLink’s virtual reality tools to immerse students in learning experiences as if they were there. Learn how you can maximize instructional time to help students develop higher order thinking skills as they collaborate, communicate and create, based on that common VR experience. Consider the opportunities to extend the walls of your classroom to bridge cultures and foster global understanding. Embrace opportunities to engage students like never before and help them connect to their learning with ThingLink VR in the classroom.

Watch this quick teaser to learn more about this session.

Imagine the Places You'll Go, with Virtual Reality! 

View Session Resources: A Submarine Launcher 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Data and Tech Integration Coach, Oak Park Elementary Schools
I am an educational instructional designer and consultant who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Outside of the school day, I enjoy presenting at conferences, hosting webinars, facilitating hands-on training sessions and blogging at GettingSmart.com and Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. I believe in constructive play! Follow me on Twitter @soxnevad


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

12:30pm

Learn to Code & Code to Learn!
Many children love learning to code. Once students learn the basics of coding, they can use coding as a tool to practice skills or demonstrate knowledge in math, language, science and social studies. Several ways to use an app Scratch Jr., coding robots such as Wonder Workshop Dash, Bee-bots and Ozobots as well as unplugged activities will be demonstrated.
Participants will learn how to create easy unplugged activities that can be implemented in any curriculum area without any device. Games for coding robots such as Wonder Workshop Dash, Bee-bots and Ozobots can be easily created and are great ways to practice math and language skills. Coding does not have to just stay within a classroom; examples of collaboration beyond the classroom walls using coding will be also shared.

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

First Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake Elementary School
Leka DeGroot is a wife, mother of 2 incredible boys, and a life time learner who is passionate about technology integration to enhance students' learning. Global connection and collaboration bring authentic audience and learning opportunities to her students. She is a code.org K-5 CS Fundamentals Curriculum affiliate and also a co-host of #1stchat on Twitter. ITEC (Iowa Technology Education Connection) 2015 Educator of the Year Award & ISTE... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Socrates (C106) C106

12:30pm

Using Robotics to Engage Students in Problem Solving
Get your hands-on a great robot that can bring enthusiasm and creativity to your classroom. This session is for educators who would like to get started with incorporating robotics into their classrooms. These hands-on activities will show how you can model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. Your students will using critical thinking and problem-solving skills that go beyond robotics. Come join us and get your brain engaged with and your hands-on LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3.

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Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thales (C108) C108

12:30pm

Ed Tech tools for the Mathematics Classroom

As teachers, we are always striving to engage students in lessons and inspire them to try their best and work hard.  Often this can be especially difficult in the mathematics classroom.  Educational technology has given teachers the opportunity to provide engaging lessons that will lead to a deeper understanding of core concepts and ideas.  


My presentation will focus on creating dynamic and engaging mathematics lessons using Coding programs and Audience Response Games.  Teachers will learn how to incorporate Code.org lessons into their math curriculum.   We will also discuss several Audience Response Games that will grab students attention and help them “learn through play”.  These websites include socrative, quizziz, and chartgizmo, plus many more.  Participants will leave this sessions with a list of apps and websites they can use immediately in their math classroom. We'll discuss where to find lesson plans that will be easy to incorporate into their regular weekly lessons, without much pre-planning.

 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Nickless

Mary Nickless

4th grade Math and Science teacher, Plato Academy


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hypatia (A202) A202

12:30pm

Hacking iMovie: Using Keynote to Power-up Your Movies
Combine the power and flexibility of Keynote with the simple interface of iMovie to create professional looking movies/presentations. Features like text/title effects, animations, transitions, picture and picture, and green screening will be taught.
iMovie is an amazing movie editing tool. Unfortunately in its simplicity some advanced features are missing. iMovies text animations are limited and only allow for texted to be placed in specific locations. Attendees will learn how to use Keynote to create professional looking text animations within their slideshow. They will then export the presentation as a movie and open it in iMovie. From there they will be able to intersperse video footage and apply edits using the power of iMovie. Attendees will also learn how to overlay icons and symbols over their video footage using the picture and picture feature. They will create images and icons within Keynote, export them as a transparent image and then import them into their iMovie project.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Purdue

Nick Purdue

Director of Instructional Technology, Windermere Preparatory School


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Heraclitus (C103) C103

12:30pm

Reading: It's More than Books
Participants will enjoy a showcase of digital tools and apps available to actively engage students in reading. Not only do they increase reading comprehension, they bring even the most reluctant readers on board. Come see how to maximize your students' digital reading experience and learn about a list of tools/apps that can make the digital reading experience more comprehensive.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hencken

Jennifer Hencken

Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School
Sun, sand, & books in my hand, student advocate, tech ed groupie, continual learner


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pythagoras (C102) C102

12:30pm

The Wallet Killer Gadget Extravaganza

Don't Bring Your Credit Card to this Session! We will go over some of the coolest gadgets and gizmos that are out there! Some are great for the classroom, while others are just plain cool. Come see what is really out there!


Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Protagoras (C104) C104

12:30pm

It's a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration
With mountains of resources available for Global Collaboration, elementary teachers often spend hours sifting through tools and practices to find the select few that will be successful for young learners. In this interactive session, attendees learn about powerful web resources and best practices that are perfect for our youngest learners. With ideas for tools like Google Docs, Storybird, Voicethread, ePals, Skype, and Flockdraw (and more!), participants will learn how to find other teachers and classes who are interested in collaborating, how to set-up 21st century learning activities that promote global awareness and real world problem solving, and easily implement these new tools in their classroom. In no time, elementary students can be blogging; digital storytelling; sharing videos, images, knowledge or skills; and even creating websites with other students across the classroom and around the world.
Knowledge of new applications appropriate for elementary collaboration and ways to connect with other classes or subject matter experts, Understanding of instructional design recommendations and solutions for collaboration beyond the classroom, Strategies for evaluating and creating technologies and learning activities for elementary students

Speakers
avatar for Nancye Blair Black

Nancye Blair Black

Educational Consultant, Lakeland Montessori Schools
Nancye Blair Black, MA, is a board member of Lakeland Montessori Schools in Lakeland, FL, an educational consultant, and a recipient of an AMS Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant (2016).


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sapho (A201) A201

12:30pm

Strategy for deploying Google Apps and Chromebooks
This session will cover the Google Apps for Education administrative console, and will demonstrate how to configure your account to ensure that students have the best tools available to them while still maintaining control of their devices and accounts. 

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

12:30pm

Transforming your space to meet learning needs on any budget
Why change? The better question is Why are you waiting? This session looks at the reason for change, the evaluation of current space, purpose, and function, and gives take aways on what is needed to change a space, check lists for designing the space and the start of building a timeline and action plan for your school.
Weather you have $1.00 or $1,000,000.00 you have to move forward. You will leave with ideas, and specifics on how to plan and design your space to maximize learning. Take aways include architect mock-ups for general spaces from square to large common spaces. 

Speakers
avatar for Pat LaMorte

Pat LaMorte

Principal, Father Lopez Catholic HS


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zeno (C101) C101

1:45pm

The Road to Code

Do you want to improve your students’ understanding of game coding? Attend a seminar delivered by two of our amazing students here at Plato Academy; Alexander Keeran and Jacoby Oliver will deliver a hands-on session during which they will illustrate the following programs: Hopscotch, Scratch, Scratch Jr., code.org, and Tynker.  


Speakers
avatar for Alexander Keeran

Alexander Keeran

Graduate of the 8th Grade, Plato Academy Clearwater
Alexander Keeran graduated into 9th grade this year from Plato Academy. Alexander is great at using codes and teaching people on how to use programs in the classroom. He has worked with Tynker and other various games in the classroom and at home to expand his knowledge of game coding.
avatar for Jacoby Oliver

Jacoby Oliver

Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Jacoby Oliver just graduated from 8 th grade at Plato academy clearwater charter school he has a interest in sports ,technology and achieving the highest in all he does . He will be presenting road to game coding with Alex Keeran a fellow graduate and Freiend


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Thales (C108) C108

1:45pm

5 Amazing Apps for Amateurs!
Before I came to ST4T last year, I thought using technology with my students was allowing them to go on the computer for free time, but after my eye-opening experience at ST4T 2015, I began networking with and learning from the best education-technology specialists in the country. I have since immersed myself in learning and applying these amazing apps in my classroom and it has transformed my entire pedagogy! Since I know there will be many attending ST4T 2016 in that same position I was in one year ago, I thought it would be helpful to give a presentation that can introduce popular apps that can easily be used to transform a middle school classroom, although they could be modified with upper elementary and high school as well. The apps I will be covering are:
-NEARPOD: I would like to USE Nearpod to show teachers how this app/website can be used to:
1. Send interactive presentations to each classroom device - which helps increase student engagement by allowing students to have a visual display right in front of them.
2. Get immediate feedback of understanding from each and every student through interactive questions.
3. Increase test scores by knowing immediately when you need to re-teach a concept that your students are not understanding by addressing misconceptions the moment they happen.
I will demonstrate how to download a powerpoint or pdf into the app, create quizzes and questions, activities and slides, and show reports that can be generated for grades or use in an LMS as well.
-KAHOOT!: I will show teachers how to gamify their classrooms with this exciting app! I will demonstrate how to add questions and pictures to this gaming platform to help make learning fun for students while engaging each and every one of them.
-SOCRATIVE: Teachers can also empower themselves by saving valuable time with Socrative. I will teach them how to create engaging, digital tests, quizzes, and exit tickets. This app/website not only benefits teachers, but the students love it as well! Teachers can immediately see student scores as well as individual item percentages so they can effectively find and correct problem areas. I will also show them how to find and print scores, duplicate tests for multiple periods, as well as print paper copies when needed.
iMOVIE: While this app will only work with Apple products, it is an amazing tool for students to show what they have learned in just about any subject area while also engaging their imaginations. I will show teachers the basics of creating an iMovie or iMovie Trailer which can open up alternative ways for students to create fun presentations or show cumulative knowledge about a particular concept.
DOINK: This is a great app to use in conjunction with iMovie. I will show teachers the basics of layering pictures or video with any background using a green screen. Students LOVE it!
Participants will gain a basic, functional understanding of these five amazing apps and therefore have a fresh, contemporary approach to keeping students engaged in lessons while saving valuable time that could otherwise be spent working with students. It was only one year ago that I was the beginner trying to use technology effectively in my classroom. I want to show others that you can easily learn and apply these 5 apps fairly quickly and totally change your teaching style to one the students will respond to and LOVE. If anyone is looking to energize their classrooms, keep students excited and engaged, increase test scores, AND save time... this is the presentation for them! I remember leaving ST4T 2015 knowing my entire way of teaching was forever changed and I want to share that feeling with as many other teachers as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Parsons

Nicole Parsons

6th Grade Science Teacher, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy
I was new to all things "Techy" one year ago. ST4T opened my eyes to educating students for THEIR future, not mine, and my teaching was forever changed! People can talk to me about what it's like to get started and make that change to edtech. I will do my best to answer any questions they may have and to mentor in any way that I can - like so many have done for me over the past year. If I can do it after 16 years of teaching, anyone can!


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Socrates (C106) C106

1:45pm

Digital Book Creation in the Classroom: Students as Producers & Creators

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see elementary and middle school students unleash their innate creativity by building extraordinary technology projects? 

The focus of this session is to introduce participants to a number of innovative ways in which students can build high quality student-made iBooks.

In this presentation, our amazing students, Jack and Madison, will show participants new ways they can use to enable thier students to illustrate their high order thinking in multifaceted ways.  Specifically, the presenters will provide an overview of Book Cretaor and they will illustrate how to use Book Creator to create a final product that comes in the form of an eBook enriched with text, pictures, and personal videos and narrations.  In addition the presenters will demonstrate how teachers and students can use the Tellagami iPad app, as well as GarageBand, and Keynote to further enrich their iBook and give it a professional look.

The activities shared in this dynamic event are aligned to several Technology, Language Arts, and Math Common Core Standards across grade levels.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Hess

Jack Hess

6th Grade Student, Plato Academy
avatar for Madison Mastrogiovanni

Madison Mastrogiovanni

6th Grade Student, Plato Academy


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hypatia (A202) A202

1:45pm

Learning Centers with iPad Apps
It will be a hands on workshop where participants will rotate around in 6 different centers.(Listening, Music, Reading, Writing, Smart Board, Vocabulary). In each center they will be given an activity by using a specific app on the iPad. Smart board center we will use Notebook 15, where they will utilize hands on activities and games.
Participants will learn how to conduct learning centers with the use of various iPad apps and Notebook software in a fun, challenging, and engagement way!


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

1:45pm

Lots of Tykes Little Tech
I want to share with my fellow colleagues who may be struggling with incorporating technology into their classroom that it is possible even with limited resources. I have also noticed that there is a lack of conferences for Kindergarten and first grade. Teachers in lower grades are sometimes afraid to introduce technology to their “babies” I will bring the following apps and programs: Kahoot, Educreations, Felt Baord, Pocket Chart Pro, Epic!
Reading Raven, Hooked-on-Phonics, Starfall, Sound Sorting, Geo-Board, Bob Books, Number Rack, Number Frames, Cubes, Quick Math Jr, Animal Math, Ollie's Handwriting, Writing Wizard, Sand Draw, Sky Write, Sight Word Ninja, Reading Eggs, and a few more. All of these interactive and highly engaging activities are focused completely on meeting the Florida State Standards and only using one teacher computer, one tablet, and/or student desktops. The only thing that is a must is the internet.  
If you are a lower elementary teacher YOU NEED TO COME SEE ME! I will have an abundance of ideas. If you are an educator that feels they don’t have enough technology, you won’t feel that way after our session. My goal is for each of the participants to leave feeling confident that they will be able to incorporate at least one of the ideas today.

Speakers
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Stepheni Odell

Kindergarten Teacher, Citrus Ridge Elementary


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Heraclitus (C103) C103

1:45pm

The Road Less Taken
Utilizing an LMS program like eBackpack, Schoology, and Edmodo, to collect digital work in the classroom. Then utilizing a note taking app like Notability or One Note to manipulate graphic organizers, worksheets, and textbook pages to complete the work that works seamlessly with the LMS to organize the work. 
This session is a philosophical and practical approach to using technology to achieve a paperless classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Koch

Dan Koch

Technology Coach, Citrus County School District


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

1:45pm

I'm a Google Certified.....What the Google Certifications Mean and How You Can Get Certified
There are several levels to the Google certification programs offered by Google for Education (Google Certified Educator Level I, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator). In this session, you will learn about the different levels of certifications from someone that has earned all of them and been involved with Google trainings for several years. You will also get the requirements and tips to help you navigate the application and testing process to improve your chances of getting the Google certification you want.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. | He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum has been a Google Certified Innovator since 2011. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University recognizing innovative... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Protagoras (C104) C104

1:45pm

Developing an Engaging Educational Environment for All Learning Styles
We all know that everyone has a different way of learning. Some prefer to interact in groups, others rock their learning solo. Some prefer to work on something hands-on, others would rather read about it. At Williams Middle Magnet's media center, there are zones for all types of learning. There is a makerspace for hands-on creativity, an interactive screen for group collaborations, zones for individual exploration, iPads, Spheros, Ozobots for tech lovers, music areas, and even a miniature indoor Aerogarden for nature lovers.. This is not only helpful for media specialists, since any of these examples can be taken directly or modified for a classroom setting.
Participants will gain insight to how they can incorporate different learning styles info their spaces at school. They will understand the benefits of designating zones for collaborative and individualized learning, as well as the potentials for cross-curricular and teacher to teacher collaboration to incorporate different learning styles.


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Zeno (C101) C101

3:00pm

Closing Keynote: Superior Tech 4 Learning with Kevin Honeycutt
A message from Kevin: Join me for a conversation about leveraging the power of tech plus innovative practice to build a life-long love for learning in kids.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Christopoulos Hall