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NHSTE ~ Tech Teachers/Integrators SIG Post-Workshop WikiWeb 2.0, Apps, and Tablets Across the CurriculumSERESC, Bedford, NHThursday, April 5, 2012
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Discover How iPads Are Being Used in New Hampshire's Classrooms
presented byJennifer Lowton, Director GMPDC & Technology Integration Consultant, Manchester

The iPad has a growing presence in our schools. Hear about the schools across New Hampshire and into Vermont that Jennifer has been working with to effectively integrate iPads into learning. Explore some of the different ways teachers, administrators, and specialists are using these devices in the classrooms to create powerful learning tools for educators and students. Jennifer also shares some exciting projects that are measuring the impact iPads can have on student learning and to build school to community relationships.
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Session 1: 10:00 to 10:35
Project Makeover: Using the iPads to Create a Story Book ~ Heather Brunelle, Science Teacher & Donna Dennis, Technology Integration Teacher, Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, Bedford
Come discover how students create a rock cycle story using Story Kit on the iPads. The rock story includes images of the students’ hand drawn pictures. Explore how students first type their story into Google docs and then copy and paste it into Story Kit. This process could be replicated at many grade levels and in multiple content areas.
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Integrating Technology in the Classroom ~ Andrea Levesque, Grade 4 Teacher, SAU 56, Idlehurst School, Somersworth
Discover how Andrea integrates various types of technology throughout the day in her classroom, including iPads, iPods, Smart Board, document cameras, and more. Learn the strategies implemented to allow her students to bring their iPods and iPads in from home to use in the classroom (BYOT). This provides students instant access to information as well as freedom and trust to use their devices fro learning. Andrea shares her great success and some of the apps she is using in the content areas as well.
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Beginning of the Mobile Era - Creating a 21st Century "Smart" Campus~ Lynne Edgehill, Acer & Dean Roepke, Ergotron
Join Acer and Ergotron as they present a total classroom solution to enhance curriculum, provide innovative teaching methods, and manage these environments seamlessly. During this session, Acer demonstrates new mobile devices available for classroom use and also presents Windows and Android apps for education. Ergotron shares available options for tablet and laptop management carts, mobile sit/stand digital workspaces, and mobile multimedia display carts necessary to support 21st century “smart” learning environments.
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Mobile Device Management Strategy ~ Mark Kelley, New England Account Executive, Absolute
Come explore Absolute Manage Mobile Device Management (MDM). Absolute Manage MDM provides a single console to manage and secure mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Discover how this solution works and discuss the features that are included.
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Session 2: 11:00 to 11:35
Using Apps to Close the Gaps with Special Ed Students ~ Libby Curran, Special Educator, Richards School, Newport
Explore iPad apps to promote reading, writing, and thinking skills with special education students, K-3. With its ease of access, low cost, multi sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, and undeniable “cool” factor, the iPad is potentially the most powerful educational tool yet invented. But sifting through thousands of apps in in the App Store can be a daunting task. Libby demonstrates exceptional apps that help remove barriers to learning, facilitate differentiation of instruction, and promote inclusion for young special education students.
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Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools that Work! ~ Rich Descoteaux, Technology Integrator, & Ben Clapp, Grade 8 Science Teacher, Cooperative MS, Exeter
Prezi, Titanpad, SlideRocket, and VoiceThread, these are all examples of online Web 2.0 applications that allow students to work collaboratively on a project. Join this presentation and discover how you can incorporate these Web 2.0 tools into your lessons.
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iOS and Mobile Device Management ~ Dana Flint & Steve Whalen, Assistant Manager, Small Dog Electronics
Explore how to securely and efficiently integrate the iPad and iPhone into your organization along with discovering how to leverage Mobile Device Management to easily control and manage devices.
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Textbook Creation for the iPad ~ Rick Hampson & Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple
iPads are a trending educational topic in the past year. Come join this discussion centered on the transformation of the traditional textbook to the more engaging and interactive models in the past few years leading up to the latest release of iBooks 2 by Apple. Presenters showcase samples and the process of creating an educational book of your own. Any additional time will be focused on the multiple uses of the iPad to capture assets for digital publishing.
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Inevitable! Mass Customized Learning (MCL)
presented by Danielle Bolduc, Director of Instruction, SAU 5, Oyster River School District

Let's do for learners, what Apple does for music lovers, what Amazon.com does when profiling our reading interests, and what Google does by organizing the information we want. What if every day, every learner came to school and was met with customized learning activities at his or her precise developmental and achievement level, was learning in his or her most effective learning styles with content of interest, was challenged, was successful and left school eager to come back tomorrow? This is not only possible with today's technologies it is inevitable. Industry has figured out how to mass customize products and services, education is poised for this leap. Authors Chuck Schwahn and Bea McGarvey are creating a buzz about MCL with their book, Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning. Join Danielle as she reviews the highlights of this book and shows videos of how MCL is working in schools right now.
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Session 3: 1:20 to 1:55

Deployment Strategies for iPads: Let Me Count the Ways . . . ~ Jennifer Lowton, Director GMPDC &

Technology Integration Consultant, Manchester
Apple IDs, iCloud, "Sub" iCloud Accounts, manual versus. wireless iTunes sync, Volume Purchasing, and iPad Carts are all key concepts to know about as iPads and other iOS devices make their way into our schools. How are they set up? What would work best for your school's situation? Explore different examples of deployment and management strategies for these devices currently being implemented in New Hampshire school districts, as well as the challenges and tips.
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What's App’ing at Oyster River with iPads~ Mark Lawrence, Science Teacher & Renee Torr, Grade 1 Teacher,

Oyster River Cooperative School District
Come hear how Oyster River SD is getting teachers excited about using iPads in the classroom. Mark and Renee share the approach to professional development at the elementary, middle and high school levels – all of which is tailored to individual staff in each building. Learn about the strategies they are using to deploy iPads to students K-12. Oyster River is in the beginning stages of integrating iPads and has more questions than answers, but will discuss what they have learned so far on this exciting journey. Favorite apps are also shared with the group.
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End2End Virtualization for K-12: Any Time, Anywhere, On Any Device ~ Paul Shiff, Vice President &

Sarah Swinkin, HUB Technical Services
Join Paul as he presents HUB’s End2End “virtual infrastructure” solution. End2End is an infrastructure system that moves applications and documents off your computer to a remote server (the cloud). End2End is designed to help schools deliver faster and more reliable service, free up critical resources, deliver applications as a service, and help reduce costs. Discover the core benefits for administrators, teachers, IT staff, and students. Learn how End2End can reduce helpdesk costs and deliver your applications or a complete desktop to any user from any location.
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ISTE Webinar: Best Educational Apps for iPads, iPhone, & Other Mobile Devices
Join Dr. Alice Christie, an exemplary teacher with over forty years of experience in the classroom (K-12 and university levels), as she introduces educators to the best educational apps for PK-12 students. There are millions of apps on the market, finding really relevant, engaging ones that facilitate learning can be a bit daunting. Come reap the benefits of Alice's ongoing search for and identification of the best educational apps.
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Session 4: 2:20 to 2:55

You Can't Lose this Book- Using eBooks in the Classroom
Join us for a grant reflection on eBook options and use when meeting the non-fiction goals of schools and Common Core State Standards in the classroom.

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Here is the link to an excellent resource for the secondary schools:

http://www.abc-clio.com/SchoolResources/SchoolsGuidedTourV3.htm

BYOD: iPad App Throwdown ~ Jennifer Middaugh, Coordinator, Seacoast Professional Development Center, Exeter
Be part of the process in this fast paced session! Participants are asked to come ready to present a 2-3 minute demonstration of their favorite iPad App(s) and share how it can be used in a classroom with others in the session. Plan on sharing only 1 or 2 apps and be ready to leave with a pocket full of new ways to use these devices to enhance student learning and understanding.
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Integrating iPads in the Elementary Curriculum Debra Rodd & Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Teachers, Bedford School District
Debra and Nicole share several multimedia and productivity iPad apps that can be used in all curriculum areas, grades K-4. Examples of student projects along with formative and summative assessments are included as well.
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Beginning of the Mobile Era - Creating a 21st Century "Smart" Campus~ Lynne Edgehill, Acer &

Dean Roepke, Ergotron [repeat of morning session]
Join Acer and Ergotron as they present a total classroom solution to enhance curriculum, provide innovative teaching methods, and manage these environments seamlessly. During this session, Acer demonstrates new mobile devices available for classroom use and also presents Windows and Android apps for education. Ergotron shares available options for tablet and laptop management carts, mobile sit/stand digital workspaces, and mobile multimedia display carts necessary to support 21st century “smart” learning environments.
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Here are a few additional “apps” resources for your browsing pleasure . . .

Digital Wish's Apps Center for Education Helps Teachers Identify Android Apps for the K-12 Classroom!


Funded by a grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Digital Wish has just launched the Digital Wish Apps Center, the newest tool designed to help teachers find the best educational applications designed for the Android. operating system. http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/apps_center

TCEA-Recommended iPad Apps
This Google spreadsheet is publically available and contains hundreds of apps listed by over 50 different categories – the matrix is color-coded to easily identify FREE resources and prices are listed for those with a cost. **http://tinyurl.com/TCEA-iPad-Apps-Matrix**

From eSchoolNews ~ 10 of the best apps for education
As iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches become more integrated in classrooms, educators, and students are looking for new ways to apply them to the learning process. Applications on all of these devices can help automate current classroom processes or present new ways to learn that previously had been unexplored. In this collection, eSchoolNews’ Assistant Editor, Jenna Zwang assembled a list of education “apps” for Apple devices of note, five are free, and the other five range in price from $0.99 to $9.99. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/07/10-of-the-best-apps-for-education

The Best Education Apps at FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference)
Mobile learning was a cornerstone of the FETC conference in Orlando last month (Feb. 2012) and the buzz culminated with the conference's closing session: An App Shootout where ed-tech pros Gail Lovely, Hall Davidson, and Jenna Linskens shared some of their favorite apps for Apple devices. This link includes 11 apps shared by Jenna and links to the two Google spreadsheets compiled during the “shootout”, one list from the panelists (37 apps) and one from the audience (over 50 additional apps)! http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/02/06/the-best-education-apps-at-fetc.aspx

Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom
From the Appolicous Advisor, educators share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school.**http://tinyurl.com/Top-20-Must-Have-Apps**