First Annual FETC Mobile MegaShare
Learning enhanced with mobile and digital tools has exploded around the globe. No one person, school, district or organization knows everything in this emerging field. MEGAShare is an event where educators can share and learn from each other enriching the academic experience for all students. Experts facilitate collaborative share sessions with rotations so participants can attend the topics that they find most interesting. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from experts in the field and share your own expertise!
MLN’s Annual Mobile MegaShare provides an opportunity for digital educator collaboration from across the globe for a bonus conference gathering provided free with FETC registration on Wednesday January 25th from 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
MegaShare is a share and learn forum with experts facilitating collaborative four 45 minute sessions with short breaks for networking. The Mobile MegaShare event provides opportunities for conversation, reflection and evaluation on current research and professional practice to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning. Join in and model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues and edtech providers in face-to-face sessions.
FETC MegaShare 2017 Session presentations include-
1. 50 Apps for the Future In this engaging session, participants will learn about 50 apps to prepare students for the future. These apps will be targeted toward College Readiness and Career Preparation and align with the College and Career Readiness Standards. Presenter information- Julie Hagan is the Director of Adult Education and a Technology Integration Specialist at RESA 5 in Parkersburg, WV. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Adult and Technical Education, both from Marshall University. email@example.com
2. #FormativeTech: Using Technology to Check for Understanding Technology tools can totally transform the way you gather, organize, and analyze formative assessment data. Join Monica Burns as she shares tips, tricks, and strategies to check for understanding in your classroom. Presenter information- Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a former one-to-one teacher, Monica is passionate about thoughtful and purposeful technology integration. firstname.lastname@example.org
3. GAME OF PHONES: Mobile Devices Conquering Learning The innovation generation is upon us, and we have the resources to accommodate all learning styles with the use of fun, beneficial technology. In this session, join us to explore engaging mobile tools that can fit into your current curriculum to differentiate learning. Presenter information- Tammy Estes Fry is a 33-year teacher, trainer, and presenter currently the instructor of the CAPS Teacher Education Program, (Center for Advanced Professional Studies, 2016 FETC STEM Excellence Award Finalists), in the Blue Valley district in Overland Park, KS. Her experience in the area of cutting-edge technologies and as a middle and high school English language arts instructor have shaped her into a leader in her district and beyond in the area of educational technology. Professionally, she has presented at NECC, CoSN, MACE, FETC, among others, and has served in the past as a volunteer with CoSN and as a session evaluator for FETC. Tammy is currently a doctoral student at the University of Kansas working toward her Ph.D. in Educational Technology. Educators Rising National Curriculum Development Team email@example.com
4. Breaking Down the Classroom Walls Learning can no longer take place surrounded by four walls and with your head in a textbook. Join us as we explore all the different resources you can use to break down the classroom walls. Presenter information- Eva Harvell is the Director of Technology for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. She has worked at PGSD since 2002 as an elementary teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, and now director. Eva is a board member for the Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA) and currently serve as president for MECA 2017. She enjoys presenting at regional and national conferences. Working with K-12 educators on technology integration is Eva’s favorite part of the job! firstname.lastname@example.org
5. iOS Tools for Seamless Workflow in the Paperless Classroom This session will introduce a variety of iOS apps and strategies that are “must haves” for effective productivity, communication, and organization in an iPad-based classroom. These tools will allow students to be creative in their work while staying organized in the digital world. Bring your iOS device to the session and join in on the sharing. (A small number of iPads will be available to work with on-site). Presenter information- Dr. Kim Olsen is the Chair of Science at Episcopal High School, a 100% boarding college-preparatory school outside of Washington, D.C. A former Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Olsen has been at Episcopal for over a dozen years and has served on the Technology Advisory Board for her entire tenure at the school. She is a frequent beta tester and early adopter for new technology applications at the school and has a passion for applications that visualize scientific concepts for students. email@example.com
6. STEM Literacy for All Students, Hands-on with Tech Tools TechTerra Education’s mission is to provide STEM Literacy hands-on learning for all students. Come and work hands-on with our favorite edtech learning tools including coding, robots, circuitry, virtual reality, 3D printing and scanning, and tangible tools. Presenter information- Susan Wells is an educator, innovator and pioneer in the field of mobile learning and digital technology deployment, with 30 years of experience as a principal, central office administrator, behavioral specialist, teacher, technology coordinator, adjunct professor and public speaker. She planned and carried out the first school-wide 1:1 deployment of iPod touches in the U.S. Susan founded TechTerra Education for authentic learning in STEM-based discovery. TechTerra Education works with school districts globally, with a focus on STEM, STEAM, Makerspaces, innovative learning spaces and education technology. Susan is president of the International Society for Technology in Education’s Mobile Learning Network. firstname.lastname@example.org
Special VR experience-- With TechTerra Education, Patrick Sun with Daitu Labs will share Snapbench, an immersive VR experience that allows children to paint, build, and create tangible models and structures in a VR environment. It allows children to learn by doing with an artistic touch.
7. Robot Making, Kinetic Sculptures, and Animatronics Meet BirdBrain Technologies and build and program a robot with the Hummingbird kit. Hummingbird works with iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, and Windows/Mac laptops, so bring any device to make with! Presenter information- Valerie Brown is an Educational Technology Specialist. She worked directly with Apple in the earliest iOS deployments to schools. She currently provides professional development in digital tools with TechTerra Education. email@example.com
8. Augmented Reality for Everyone Augmented Reality is here and you don't need to be a programmer to harness its potential. Come explore how simple digital tools can synthesize into interactive experiences capable of personalizing learning, promoting action research, fostering authentic, performance assessments, and introducing new levels of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity into everyday lessons. Note-Participants for this session should: Bring a computer; See NVU software found at NVU.com - Mac or PC version; Sign up for a free account at Aurasma Studio at https://studio.aurasma.com/landing; See http://teachar.tech/title Presenter information- Daniel Curry-Corcoran has served K-12 education for more than 20 years as a high school English teacher, a district program evaluator, an Executive Director of Accountability, and as a technology director. His research focuses have included developing strategic evaluation plans for elementary and secondary curricula, measuring the effectiveness of federally-funded teacher training programs, and analyzing the impact of technology training on pre-service and in-service teachers. Over the course of his career he has a history of working on large-scale school reform efforts involving technology integration.Daniel has been working since 2006 with the marketing of the iPod Touch to help teachers develop curriculum to harness advances in mobile technology to personalize education for students and find simple, yet powerful, methods for creating new digital learning spaces. firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Engineered for Success: Robotics, Coding, and Your Classroom Join us for a hands-on workshop that highlights how to use the TETRIX® Building System to create a STEM-centric, project-based learning environment that meets Common Core and Next Gen Science standards. Complete with tips and tricks for classroom implementation, this session teaches you how to take STEM learning through robotics to the next level. Presenter information- Alan Kirby, after graduating Pittsburg State University in 2001, Alan began working in classrooms facilitating youth leadership classes and teaching Math and Biology courses at the Middle School and High School levels for USD 250. Alan also instructs hands-on workshops for troubled and/or mentally handicapped youth in his community. Alan works for PITSCO Education by visiting with schools as a trusted advisor; meeting with Math and Science instructors and administration to improve student scores and individual student success. Alan is the Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue Director and is a National Technical Committee member for SkillsUSA. email@example.com
10. 5 iPads Apps for Richer, Deeper Learning Explore iPad apps for teaching and learning that encourage critical thinking,multiple pathways for students to demonstrate their learning and reflection. Presenter information- Joan McGettigan has presented at FETC, FCIS and ISTE. She is Google Certified and an Apple Teacher,As Director of Educational and Information Technology at North Broward Preparatory School, Joan oversees both the academic and operation divisions from PreK through 12th grade. Joan has a Masters in Educational Technology from Teachers College-Columbia University a Masters in /elementary Education from Tulane University, and a Doctorate in curriculum from Western Connecticut State University. McGettiganJ@nbps.org .
11. Expand Your Virtual Horizons With VR Virtual reality used to be the thing of science fiction books and movies. Now, with the technology we carry in our pockets, VR can transform us to real and imaginary places. Come explore the endless opportunities in this new educational endeavor. Presenter information- Jeannie Steer has worked in the education field for 15 years. She is currently an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District in Pascagoula, MS. firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Explore BrainPOP for Student Creation BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Explore resources for students across ages. Presenter information- Lauren Wade is a S.T.E.A.M. resource teacher in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where she was recently named the Ocean Palms Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is also a Certified BrainPOP Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Class Dojo Mentor, and Discovery Education Network Star. She has been teaching for ten years, in second through fourth grades, and also runs after school coding and robotics camps. Her passion for all things S.T.E.A.M. has led her to begin multiple coding initiatives in her community. She is contagiously excited to share and train administrators, teachers, and students. Her work with students drives the need to share best practices through workshops and trainings held at the school level, and at international conferences. Lauren.Wade@stjohns.k12.fl.us
13. Ready! Set! Go! Apps the K-6 classroom Even though technology tools are prevalent in many of today’s schools, many teachers struggle to incorporate these resources in a meaningful way. Online tutorials, research resources, and videos seem to be the typical interaction for students with these technology tools. Unfortunately, with the many responsibilities of the modern teacher, time is sometimes the enemy and limits a teacher’s ability to think of how to implement apps, even non-education related apps, into meaningful cross-curricular teaching activities. This presentation will highlight creation apps for the K-2 classroom as well as apps that can enhance cross-curricular lessons in the 3-6 classroom. Apps to be presented: Chatterpix, Pic Collage, ClassKick, SeeSaw, Team Shake, 123D Make, Project Noah, Earthview, CDC Solve Outbreak, Touchcast. Presenter information- Amy Kopach has a Bachelor's in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Georgia. Twelve years ago, she began her education career as a Kindergarten teacher, then moved to fifth grade four years ago teaching ELA and Social Studies. Amy Kopach currently is a Digital Support Colleague in Flagler County Schools, helping teachers and students incorporate technology into the classroom. She championed for and implemented a Blended Learning 1:1 iPad classroom. Amy and three other fellow educators designed a non-traditional classroom environment so that distinct learning spaces were designed to encourage collaboration and technology implementation. She believes that this encourages creativity and teamwork which is essential in the thematic lessons she and her fellow Co-teacher employ. Amy shares effective use of technology practices through trainings she has designed throughout the Flagler County District. She empowers teachers to use technology for instruction rather than solely research and assessment. email@example.com
14. Five Fabulous Tech Tools for your 1:1 World Come to this session to learn about five different formative assessment tools that will take your classroom to the next level. Through the use of Kahoot, Padlet, Classflow, EDpuzzle, and QuizletLive, participants will leave this session with at least one new idea to implement in the classroom. All grade levels are welcome, and all devices can be used. Presenter information- Emily Harrison has been an educator for 10 years. She was a former Elementary classroom teacher and currently is in her fourth year as an Educational Technology Coach with Beaufort County Schools. Emily.Harrison@beaufort.k12.sc.us and Mary Rizzi has been an Educational Technology Coach with Beaufort County School District for four years. Before that, she taught eighth grade ELA for seven years. A graduate of Kent State University and Teachers College, Columbia University, she is currently enrolled in an Ed.D program through the University of South Carolina, focusing on Educational Technology. firstname.lastname@example.org
15. Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Robot We'll show you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a robot and program it with Scratch and Python! Perfect for beginners, grades 4 and up. Dexter Industries offers FREE 45-day teacher trials, please contact DexterEd@dexterindustries.com for more information. Presenter information- Taryn Sullivan joined Dexter Industries two years ago, and is passionate about building tools to make learning about technology and programming accessible to everyone. She's spent much of her time over the past two years working closely with teachers to understand their needs so Dexter can build great robot, projects, support material and curriculum! email@example.com
16. One Big Conversation: Use Innovative Technologies to Connect Classrooms to the World! When students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and collaborate with others locally and globally, they learn empathy. Additionally, these personal connections can allow for global awareness and action for social change. Learn how students began using creativity and productivity mobile applications to innovate for a meaningful and relevant purpose during our Matone de Chiwit project case study. Discover how you can also implement the four pillars of Global Education (Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas, and Take Action) and pair them with specific mobile technologies to positively influence student learning in your global classroom! Presenter information- Fran Siracusa is a classroom Spanish teacher for over 20 years, earned her M.Ed. in Educational Technology in 2012. Currently, as the co-founder of Calliope Global, she supports educational teams in meeting the diverse needs of today’s students who will be well-equipped players in the global and creative workforce of the future. Her passions are student-centered learning, global projects, World Language study, sustainable development and social good. Having managed a 1:1 middle school iPad program as an early adopter, Fran creates unique opportunities for teachers and students to develop a culture of innovation through the incorporation of digital technologies and sustainable global partnerships. firstname.lastname@example.org
17. A Creation and Presentation Tool! A fun, easy-to-use presentation tool that lets you drag and drop items onto a digital canvas. Create slides (reminiscent of PowerPoint) and populate them with multimedia such as animations, stickers, text, videos, and more. Buncee has an incredible number of backgrounds and objects to choose from to help you create just what you want, and you can also upload files of your own, including your own instructional videos. The final product can be shared via email link, embedding (like the samples below), or via social media. Create presentations or lessons for flipping your classroom, and show it to your students as an option for creating their presentations as well. Presenter information- Sean Gaillard is Buncee's Education Advisor. He is also the founder of #CelebrateMonday and #TrendthePositive Sean was a principal in Winston-Salem, NC for many years and now works to bring positive messages about education to everyone. email@example.com
Space is limited and attendees must be registered for FETC http://fetc.org/register.html in order to attend. Sign up for FETC's MegaShare today!