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We can’t wait for July!
Podstock schedule for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 17-19, 2013. This schedule is subject to change. (If you’re looking for the iPad Pre-Con schedule, head over there.)
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Welcome and Announcements - See on schedule
Thursday at 8:15am Keen Kutter A
Dr. Mike Cook, Executive Director of ESSDACK, will provide information about schedule changes, session evaluations, the evening's entertainment, and introduce our Keynote speaker. (He'll basically talk about whatever he wants to because, well . . . he's the boss.)
The Secret Path to Great EdTech Lessons - See on schedule
Thursday at 8:30am Keen Kutter A
With: Brad Flickinger
Brad Flickinger will share his secret path he uses to get students to do amazing technology projects in his school. Once you know his tips and tricks you will never look at your lessons the same way.
"Underground" Workshop: The Gamification of Edtech - See on schedule
Thursday at 9:30am Keen Kutter B
With: Brad Flickinger
ork together with Brad Flickinger as he turns the tables on students and explores the ideas of gameplay to get students to learn new concepts and skills. You will need to keep your attendance of this underground workshop on the down-low since many teachers and administrators are not willing to even consider the ideas that will be discussed.
Brain POP-o-Rama - See on schedule
Thursday at 9:30am Simmons
With: Andrea Keller
Like, have you checked out totally rad BrainPOP? It's this waaaay cool resource that kids and teachers love. BrainPOP has hip digital topics plus groovy educational games. Check out this Dy-No-Mite session about BrainPOP! Join me to discover BrainPOP and Moby the robot. During this session participants will discover how one educator integrates BrainPOP, BrainPOP Junior, and BrainPOP GameUp into her classroom. Real classroom teaching ideas and samples will be shared! Plus, participants will be introduced to all of the FREE resources that they offer and have a chance to play some games through Game-Up. BrainPOP offers online learning at its best!
Growing Your Own PLN - See on schedule
Thursday at 9:30am Keen Kutter A
With: Angie Spann
Want to stay current on all the great things happening in education? Think a conference or taking a graduate class is the only way to participate in professional learning? Think again. Just as our classrooms and schools are changing so is the way we as professionals can stay abreast of the changing educational landscape. Professional learning communities (PLC’s) and professional/personal learning networks (PLN’s) can help you grow your educational knowledge and form contacts with others in the educational environment. We will share examples and ideas for engaging in professional growth through the use of technology by building your own PLN. A handout with ideas and resources will be provided.
The New Alexandrian & The ePub Generation - See on schedule
Thursday at 9:30am Keen Kutter D
With: Mike King
If you have ever wondered about how the classrooms of the future will look like attend this session by NASSP's National Award Winning Digital Principal Mike King. Mike and Jesse West will take you into the world of the next generation of teaching and learning which Mike calls the New Alexandria. Learn the essential techniques of generating digital content using methods of facilitate, aggregate, curate, and create through project based learning in primordial spaces within the elaborative learning process. In this session you will learn about the new collaboration roles of the curator, and designer, as information is synthesized from, standards, assessment, content, method, and process into newly developed content generated for mobile learning. The end product of these practices will be a digital book for the new "Alexandrian Libraries of the Future." This session is a BYOD with some knowledge of iAuthor, aggregation and curation tools like, twitter, Delicious, Diggo, scoopit, Paper.li and Twitted Times which are all necessary components for your learning, get connected became a curator.
What Justifies War? Engaging Students in Online Discussions - See on schedule
Thursday at 9:30am Keen Kutter C
With: Kori Green
Whether to go to war is the most critical decision a democratic people need to make. Recognizing this, teachers in four middle schools in Kansas and New York engaged their students in a year-long, synchronous online discussion about what justified war and applied their thinking to events such as Adams’ and the undeclared war with France, the War of 1812, and the Spanish-American War. Presenters will engage participants in a brief discussion about what justifies war and compare their thinking with that of students, demonstrate a sample activity and share instructional material, and discuss their use of the Just War Ning.
Purposeful Mingling - See on schedule
Thursday at 10:30am Keen Kutter A
Drink some coffee. Meet someone new. Ask a question. Learn something new.
Collaborating, Creating and Critical Thinking: iPad Projects for the K-5 Classroom - See on schedule
Thursday at 11:00am Keen Kutter C
With: Nancy Mangum
So you’ve gotten ipads in your classroom and downloaded hundreds of apps...now what? Come to this session to see how students are using iPads as a tool to produce products that involve collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Learning products created by K-5 students using their ipads will be shared and participants will hear from teachers and students about how this type of learning has transformed their classrooms. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience some of the projects first hand; brainstorm ideas with fellow conference participants and walk away with ideas that can be taken back to their school to implement in the fall. This session will be hands-on and fun-filled, so bring your ideas and enthusiasm as we explore ipad projects for the K-5 classroom!
Make the Teacher a Rock Star with Insight Classroom Management - See on schedule
Thursday at 11:00am Simmons
Faronics Insight 7.5 now allows not only monitoring of iPad devices with an iPad in the classroom but test building and voting features are also supported. Come see the demonstration of this affordable new classroom tool.
Pulling in Pinterest - See on schedule
Thursday at 11:00am Keen Kutter D
With: Mindelei Wuori
Interested in Pinterest? Wondering how to bring social networking into your classroom? Unsure about how it can be used in the classroom? Come learn and share with others!
Stump the Presenters - See on schedule
Thursday at 11:00am Keen Kutter B
This fast-paced, entertaining session will feature two educators who have accumulated a large PLN and a long list of resources to share. Instead of coming prepared with specific tools to talk about, the presenters will share resources for whatever topics the audience asks for. Come prepared to participate (and share what you know, too!)
Using Finding Primary Sources Through Digital Archives - See on schedule
Thursday at 11:00am Keen Kutter A
With: Marcia Fox
Are you lost when it comes to implementing the Common Core literacy standards that stress the use of primary sources? Do you need sources that can provide not only images but a variety of items including government documents, diaries, maps, and newspapers? Are you not from Kansas? We still have something for you--Indian Removal, Westward Expansion, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Depletion of the Buffalo, Populism, Dust Bowl and countless other items that relate to not only Kansas but the entire nation. Join the Kansas Historical Society for a hands-on session to introduce you to Kansas Memory, our digital repository and other valuable digital resources.
Lunch on Your Own - See on schedule
Thursday at 12:00pm Keen Kutter A
Battle of the Apps - See on schedule
Thursday at 1:30pm Keen Kutter C
With: Dean Mantz
What is your favorite iOS or Android app for education? Do you like creating videos? Participants learn to create videos via mobile device (ie iPad2, Touch, etc) all while staking claim to why their recommended app should be integrated into the curriculum. Apps to be featured include Teleprompter, Interviewer, iMovie, Avid Studio, and more.
Cosmic Creativity with Comic Life - See on schedule
Thursday at 1:30pm Simmons
With: Sharon Ricks
Comic Life is creative app with tons of possibilities for your classroom. Yes, Comic Life is a cartoon strip creator, but it is also so much more! In this session you will learn how to use the app and create samples to use in your classroom. You will walk away with lesson ideas to use this coming school year, starting from the first day of school. It is encouraged that you download this app prior to the session.
Infusing Google Apps in a 1:1 Classroom - See on schedule
Thursday at 1:30pm Keen Kutter A
With: Kim Curry
Google apps are a very powerful tool. My session will discuss using Google Voice, Maps and Earth in a classroom that has technology. I will show how to use these apps in the classroom along with let the participants experiment and ask questions on the spot so they feel confident using it in their classroom.
Not Just for Texas Anymore: Make Your Own Textbooks - See on schedule
Thursday at 1:30pm Keen Kutter D
With: Andy Hanson
You don't have to live in Texas to have a textbook that matches your curriculum. With iBooks Author, you can create digital textbooks that pop with your own resources, all for F-R-E-E. This is a hands-on session, not a presentation. To fully participate, you will need to have iBooks Author installed on your computer. You will be creating a digital book using the iBooks Author software.
Tradigital History: Where Social Studies Meets Web 2.0 - See on schedule
Thursday at 1:30pm Keen Kutter B
With: Dr. James Beeghley
This session will show attendees how to engage students in "doing history" while getting them to act like historians. The presentation will include practical classroom examples, using technology to promote historical inquiry, Web 2.0 applications and data from the presenter’s doctoral research.
Purposeful Mingling - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:00pm Keen Kutter A
Drink some coffee. Meet someone new. Ask a question. Learn something new.
Animation Antics - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:30pm Keen Kutter B
With: Cindy Sheets
Stop-motion animation is a motivating way to engage your students in problem solving, organizing, visualizing, and telling a story or teaching a lesson – plus, they’re learning some great technology tools at the same time. Let’s take time to view some student movies, try an animation of your own, learn about a variety of tools (some free!), and learn where your aspiring videographers can enter an awesome contest. Some useful apps/software that you might want to download to prepare for this session: StopMotion, iStopMotion apps, or SamAnimation software. If you already have software available, bring it along!
Intermediate Elementary Students Unleash the Power of Creativity with iPads - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:30pm Keen Kutter D
With: Tanya Jacobucci
It is common to see teachers using apps to teach to the lower levels of thinking; still employing the "drill and kill" strategies. However, we have taken learning to the highest levels by focusing more on apps that allow students to take control and demonstrate the depth of their knowledge. Students are creating, analyzing and evaluating everything from the Periodic Table to social conflicts to the latest book they have read. They are discussing, presenting, and debating topics using tools never available in the classroom before. Come see how your students can push the boundaries of learning!
Master that Maze - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:30pm Keen Kutter C
With: Kim Herron
Travel through time in a 3D world applying your knowledge and skills to master the game of learning. Explore "The Maze" of free online software to challenge your students to the next level integrating their knowledge and skills to develop the power of deeper thinking applications in project based learning. Link into the fun with Platinum Arts Sandbox 3D Game and Google Sketchup 3D Design software to create YOUR world of learning YOUR way!
Photography in the Classroom - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:30pm Simmons
With: Nedra Isenberg
Come and learn a few tips for taking better photographs no matter what type of camera you are using. Be ready to share how photography is/can be used in your classroom. Leave with new ideas and a wealth of photography resources. Be sure to bring your camera with you.
Technology in the Music Classroom - See on schedule
Thursday at 3:30pm Keen Kutter A
With: Leesa Kuhlmann
We will demonstrate some techniques to engage students in learning musical concepts, sight singing, and music improvisation. We will also show easy ways to create and upload files, performances, and use YouTube to educate and analyze good musicality. Kevin Honeycutt will co present with me the technique of a digital jam.
Go Get Your Dancing Clothes On - See on schedule
Thursday at 5:00pm Keen Kutter A
Take a break before the evening reception.
Reception and Dance - See on schedule
Thursday at 7:00pm Keen Kutter A
Food. Drinks. Fun. Dancing. Karaoke. New and old friends. Jerry Butler playing air guitar. You don't want to miss this great time with Bentley Richert as your DJ!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Apps I Like In My Classroom - See on schedule
Friday at 9:00am Keen Kutter D
With: Jodi Case
Teachers will have an opportunity to download useful learning tools on their classroom iPads, experience the app as a learning tool, and discuss how they may be used intentionally and purposefully in the early childhood classroom.
Following Flat Stanley - See on schedule
Friday at 9:00am Keen Kutter C
With: Angie McCune
This session will focus on how to use Google Earth and Flat Stanley to meet many of your social studies standards. The setting of various communities (urban, rural, etc.), population, and uses of land are all a part of this project. Use Google Earth to look at landmarks, historical views, and landforms. You can even tag places your Flat Stanleys visit and share this with parents! Create paths to follow your Flat Stanleys as they explore the globe!
Guerilla Broadcasting - How to Make it Work No Matter What! - See on schedule
Friday at 9:00am Keen Kutter A
With: Scott Mitchum
This session will present many different ways of getting your livestream or other video stream broadcast online no matter what the challenge! Cell phone hotspots, school LAN's and even nearby homes can get you online for your broadcast. With two years experience traveling around the western half of the state and over 100 live broadcasts this school year alone I can help other to make sure their broadcast gets out there as well as help schools connect their football and other sports fields to the school LAN with very inexpensive wifi bridges.
Manage Different: The Zen of iPad Management - See on schedule
Friday at 9:00am Simmons
With: Jerry Butler
Schools that choose to use iPads will be faced with many challenges along the path of getting them in the hands of students. iPads aren't laptops, and can't be managed the same way. We'll take an overview of the differences, and discuss strategies and methods to help ensure that the roll out is a success, and your schools investment pays off!
Screencasting for Teachers & Students - See on schedule
Friday at 9:00am Keen Kutter B
With: Paul Shircliff
Participants will explore what screencasting is and how it can be used in their classrooms. I will share the tools that my students & I have used for screencasting and some examples. We will discuss some of the purposes & uses for screencasting in a learning environment. We will discuss some of the ins & outs of making good screencasts. Participants will work with the tools to create your own screencast.
Purposeful Mingling - See on schedule
Friday at 10:00am Keen Kutter A
Coffee Pot Conversations - See on schedule
Friday at 10:30am Simmons
With: Teresa Morgan
Just like a coffee pot that drips, streams or otherwise delivers delicious goodness to your day so can the www of Web2.0 but the question is what is the filter we use as teachers that helps promote the added value in the classroom. Come take a look at the world of free tools that offer classroom goodness, ideas, and inspiration to engaging lessons for students to dive in deeply with and enjoy just as we enjoy our cup of delicious java.
Flipped Out about Flipped Classrooms - See on schedule
Friday at 10:30am Keen Kutter C
With: Chrissie Allen
Teaching 21st Century digital users can be a challenge, but learning how to Flip your classroom will be exciting and rewarding for you and your students. Imagine a classroom where the teacher is working one-on-one with students on a specific issue, because the night before the students watched the interactive lectures created by the teacher. The teacher can now address the needs of the students,and they can work thru problems, write about an ancient civilization, or work on a project.
Leadership for Tomorrow's Schools - See on schedule
Friday at 10:30am Keen Kutter B
With: Kevin Case
Change has become a constant in our life and in our schools. New technologies, communication tools, and ways of doing business are being created daily. Each and every one of us is a leader in our school system and it is important that we as leaders—whether you are a para, teacher, instructional coach, technology director, tech integration specialist, administrator or board member—have a sound philosophical belief system about the role technology should have in our schools. Based upon numerous visits from school districts in the past year, it has become clear to me that Vision for Change and appropriate implementation of technology in our schools has been neglected. Let's spend some time together developing a picture of what your vision for Technology integration looks like. What role do different stakeholders play in the process? How can all stakeholders move the vision forward? Where are you in the journey and where do you want to be? What strategies and ideas can we implement to help us move forward? How do our actions or lack of actions (modeling) help to enhance or detract from what we are trying to accomplish? How do we become more purposeful and strategic about supporting change? Come join in the conversation and dialogue to help create momentum for change in your school.
Now Showing: No Country for Old Pens - See on schedule
Friday at 10:30am Keen Kutter D
Sponsor: Engaging Technologies
The Livescribe smartpen, a multimodal-computer in a pen that links handwritten notes with recorded audio, is changing classroom instruction. Come find out how this new genre of technology motivates in and out of the classroom, view digital pencasts that enhance learning and differentiate instruction, and see examples of how your students can use the smartpen to take classroom projects to the next level.
Remix and You - How to Stay Out of Prison - See on schedule
Friday at 10:30am Keen Kutter A
With: James Davis
Have you ever wondered how your students can make a remix or mashup, without spending lots of money for special software? Do you wonder about copyright issues using music for videos or projects? Do you know how to not violate copyright law? In this session, you will learn copyright law in the U.S., it's implications in audio recordings, how to find and use copyright-free music, how to use Audacity to modify audio recordings, create a remix, how to customize songs for other uses, and project ideas for your students, all without violating copyright laws.
Lunch on Your Own - See on schedule
Friday at 11:30am Keen Kutter A
Connect to Collaborate - How to Link Your Classroom with the World - See on schedule
Friday at 1:00pm Keen Kutter A
With: Dyane Smokorowski
Just how do you find connections with other classrooms, museums, zoos, professors, and organizations to collaborate with your classrooms? It's easier than you think. Come and discover the best avenues and tools that take your students to the farthest frontiers of learning.
Opening the World - See on schedule
Friday at 1:00pm Keen Kutter D
Our session will be in the style of a duo-presentation that focuses on the details of leading the Open World initiative, and incorporating 21st Century tools into projects that can make a difference anywhere in the world.
Poddy Training: iPods and iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom - See on schedule
Friday at 1:00pm Simmons
With: Dr. Cristy Magagna
In this “hands-on” session participants will learn how to integrate iPods and iPads in their early childhood classrooms (PreK-3rd) to engage students and increase student achievement in both literacy and numeracy. Participants will learn the basics of the iPod Touch and “tricks” that can help make this technology an integral tool in the classroom. The presenter will share a number of apps that have been used in classrooms with PreK-3rd grade students and have shown success. Participants will also learn how to locate apps through a variety of resources.
Things that Suck - See on schedule
Friday at 1:00pm Keen Kutter B
With: Amy Wagoner
Things That Suck is a debate, a discussion, a conversation. Amy will announce a controversial educational topic, and people move to one side of the room if that topic sucks or to the other side of the room if that topic rocks. Share your opinions! Meet new people! Argue just a little bit! Most importantly, learn some new things and walk away smarter than when you came in the room.
Video on the Cheap - See on schedule
Friday at 1:00pm Keen Kutter C
Jerry and Jake will share ideas and strategies for using and creating video in the classroom. (Replacement session for Information Curation by Cynthia Garrety.)
Last Goodbyes! - See on schedule
Friday at 2:00pm Keen Kutter A
Kevin Honeycutt will lead our final prize drawing. You won't to miss it!