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Tuesday, November 29
 

6:30pm

Digital Integrity: Addressing the Human Side of Cheating
Learn about Google tools and techniques to enhance Integrity with digital assignments and assessments. Cheating is a human issue that technology probably cannot solve, but participants will explore ways to use technology tools and techniques to enhance the integrity of digital assignments and online assessments. Several tools will be covered including: Google Classroom files and how to manage ownership rights to track history and data, online citation options for research to prevent plagiarism and copyright infringement, options for Google Forms when using online assessments, and a demo of tools to provide a shift in how students demonstrate understanding. These tools include chrome apps & extensions such as screencastify and movenote. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth

6:30pm

Let's Talk Chrome!
Learn from other educators regarding the use of Chrome & Chromebooks to support ALL learners in the classroom. Chromebooks continue to take over classrooms everywhere. The Chrome browser, along with Google Apps for Education (GAFE), provides flexibility and support to a wide range of learners. Come join this edcamp-style conversation session where we will talk about all things Chrome in the classroom. Have a question? Want to share a success story? Session notes will be collected in digital format to keep the learning going even after the session. Sponsored by NH State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne

6:30pm

Using Google Hangouts in Your Classroom
Have you experimented with Google Hangouts at teacher workshops but haven't quite dared to use them with your students? Do you want to discover ways to start using Google Hangouts in your classroom to make learning engaging? Are you looking for effective ways to use Google Hangouts in your classroom to enhance student learning? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions then this workshop is for you! Presenters will begin by covering a few technical requirements for using hangouts in your classroom. They will then walk you through step-by-step how to get started on Hangouts, join a Hangout, and collaborate inside a hangout. Last, presenters will share project ideas, resources, and some of their best examples for using Hangouts in the classroom with confidence! (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan MacMillan, Hampstead)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

6:30pm

Gaming & Simulations in the Cloud for Life Sciences
Learn how to use several free internet based games and simulations available. These are all classroom tested applications,presented by a teacher who has used them in grades 10-12 Biology and Anatomy classes. Radix Endeavor, Anatomy Arcade, Land Science, and HHMI virtual labs are some of the games and simulations highlighted. Participants will have time to try the games out, and will receive supporting assessment materials to connect the experiences to desirable 21st century skills and NGSS. (Presenter(s): Lisa Marshall, Science Teacher, Biology, Anatomy, Nashua School District, and Jen Klein, Massachusetts Audubon Society)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost

6:30pm

Making MS Word & Powerpoint Accessible
Create an accessible Microsoft Word document and PowerPoint presentation. Under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act it is required that all electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. Students with print disabilities, as well as students who have vision and hearing impairments need accessible content. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a Word document and short PowerPoint presentation that includes the use of alternative tags, column headers, styles and headings, hyperlink text and video descriptions. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have produced a document and will have the knowledge to make every document moving forward accessible to all their learners. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Professional, LifeLong Assistive Technology)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth

6:30pm

Support Diversity Using UDL & Chrome Tools
Come discover the use of the free Chrome Browser and Google Chrome tools to engage and include all learners, and provide access to diverse learners in a UDL environment!, Free & low cost educational apps, extensions, add-on and tools in the chrome web store and Google docs to support education and learning will be explored hands-on in this session! Support your diverse learners and struggling learners, including those who struggle with literacy, executive function, math & access to the curriculum and learning materials. These Google Chrome tools can be utilized on laptops (Mac or PC), Chromebooks, a windows tablet, surface Pro, and other tablets, and support the student across all curriculum and subjects! Tools explored include text to speech, speech recognition, mind mapping, word prediction, highlighting, study and research tools, timers, schedules/ reminders, organization tools, support with reading fluency and comprehension, access to textbooks and worksheets, note taking support, graphic organizers, visual aids, math support, presentation support and more! Personalize the learning experience, while ensuring access to the curriculum and instruction, engaging students and providing multiple means of expression and participation. Join us with your own device to learn hands-on, in a UDL presented session, where you will be engaged and participating individually and with group activities! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

6:30pm

Teacher-On-Demand Is Now Possible!
Do you want to learn how to create a "digital You" so that your students who need additional review or who have missed your classes can be provided with instruction as needed? Or have you ever wanted to flip your class so that you can provide your students with instructional videos that can be viewed at home? If you answered "yes" to either of the above questions then this workshop is for you! During this BYOD participants will learn how to create screencasts so that students have anytime, anywhere access to instruction creating a 24/7 personalized learning environment! (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan Cavanaugh, McKelvie Intermediate School - SAU 25)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Thursday, November 30
 

6:30pm

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
In this session participants will learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Learn how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost