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Thursday, June 16
 

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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Senior Education Strategist, Participate
Dr. Jennifer Williams is a globally minded educator that works with classrooms of the world to connect learning and experience through meaningful uses of technology. As the Director of Education Strategy at Participate, she champions teachers to reimagine professional development... 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, Suwannee Middle 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 t... Read More →


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

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.

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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
 
Friday, June 17
 

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

1st Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake CSD
I am a first-grade teacher in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I am passionate about integrating technology, computer science, and global connections to my students' daily learning. I thrive on creating a student-centered classroom where students take ownership in their learning and have the choice... 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

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.

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

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, The Block Uncarved
Nancye Blair Black, MA, is founder and lead educational consultant for The Block Uncarved. She has supported thousands of educators, administrators, and district leaders across the US and around the world in their efforts to effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning... Read More →


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