|Google Apps: Beyond the Basics
Christine Weiser (moderator);Tim and Samantha Smith, Shannon Mersand, Erica Hartman and Sean Beavers
Many schools have embraced Google Apps for Education (GAFE) because
of its flexibility, its affordability, and the fact that it works with a wide range of platforms and devices. This panel of experts will showcase their schools’ uses of Google apps, introduce participants to some newer and lesser-known options, and explore a variety of tips and tricks for maximizing the use of GAFE and other Google tools in a school setting.
Coding, Making, and Learning
Christine Boyer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Paul Tomizawa, Marilyn Blackley, David Held, and Eileen Lennon
Come get a close-up, hands-on look at a variety of student projects and educational activities involving coding, maker spaces and interactive electronic art projects. Teachers and students will tell you about what’s exciting them about these chances to “geek out” and why coding, making and STEAM have an important role to play in today’s curriculum.
Tell Your Story with Help From Digital Media
Sandra Paul (moderator); Eric Sheninger, Matthew Alpaugh and Mike St Pierre, Brad Currie and Jay Eitner.
Each institution has a unique story. With the power of digital media, that story has never been easier to tell. Learn how social media, simple video, web-based resources and an army of parents, students, teachers and alumni can help you improve communication, build support, establish a brand presence, and get the word out about what’s working in your schools and classrooms.
Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
Lisa Nielsen (moderator); Jackie Patanio, Darlynn Alfalla, Timothy Comer, and Paul Sanfrancesco
Join a panel discussion with teachers and administrators across grade levels about how to help students create a positive digital footprint – an essential tool for college, career and citizenship success. This session will focus on involving stakeholders in the creation of guidelines, positive ways to model social media use for students and parents, specific strategies that can be used to create a digital image that aligns to college, career, and citizenship goals.