The Ultimate Web 2.0 Smackdown
Lisa Thumann, Dan Callahan, Joanne Najarian
Join us to learn about some of our favorite Web 2.0 tools and share your own. Choose an application that you love and do a QUICK (2-3 minute) demo for the group, making sure to share ways that it can be integrated with teaching and learning. This smackdown will be fast, frantic and lots of fun. The goal is to involve as many people as possible and learn about as many new resources as possible so be prepared to share!
The Evolving World of One-to-One
Patrick Larkin, Alice Barr, Andy Zitoli, Shelley Chamberlain and Bob Rainville
From laptops to iPads and smart phones, the options for placing digital technology in students’ hands for 24-hour access have multiplied over the years. Who’s moving towards one-to-one and what implementation and hardware choices are they making as they try to balance the need for 21st century learning environments with network and security constraints and the realities of economic belt tightening?
Venturing into the Cloud with Google Apps
Jerry Crisci and Michael Pincus; Rob Miller and Cathy Swan
Experts from two districts will discuss the steps involved in formally implementing Google Apps district-wide, explore strategies for using such collaborative resources effectively in schools and classrooms, and address the issues to consider when deciding if Google Apps are right for you and your school(s).
R.I.P.: Respect for Intellectual Property
With the advent of tools that allow ripping, burning, mashing, and editing, there is a lot of confusion as to what can be done educationally with content found online. This breakout will take a common-sense look at how educators can both mentor and teach respect for intellectual property.