Presenters: Dan Callahan and Laura Delia, Instructional Technology Specialist and Library Media Specialist
Organization: Pine Glen Elementary School
Title: What should an elementary 1:1 program look like?
Location: Lower library 1
Description: While there’s a lot of talk about 1:1 programs on the high school and middle school level, elementary programs have been relatively ignored in comparison. Session facilitators will lead a discussion around determining what a good elementary 1:1 program might look like from their perspectives as technology specialist and librarian. What kinds of support would teachers and students need? What shifts in pedagogy would be required? How would schedules have to change? How could pervasive technology use help or hinder the mission of the modern elementary school? We have few answers but lots of ideas to share and hope to gain many in return.
Presenter: Walt Smith, Special Services Instructor
Organization: Northern Lebanon School District
Title: Technology and Web 2.0 Tools to support students with disabilities
Location: Lower library 2
Description: Participants will see working examples of technology (netbook, digital camera, digital audio recorder etc.) and web 2.0 tools used to support students with disabilities in the regular education environment. The specific focus of this presentation will be how to successfully implement a 1:1 computer program for students with disabilities.
With federal mandates like the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) districts and educators are being forced to included more students with disabilities into the general education classroom and curriculum. Schools need to know how to effectively provide a continuum of care and services for these students while still maintaining rigorous academic standards. When implemented properly and with fidelity 1:1 computing programs have produced positive results with this “at-risk” population of students.
This presentation has been developed to show how technology can help districts and classrooms realize these goals. Participants will observe various instructional strategies which include the implementation of technology in all of the core content areas and also hear some suggestions on how these devices can further be utilized as assistive technology.
Presenters: Burlington High School Student Panel
Organization: Burlington High School
Title: A student perspective of a 1:1 iPad learning experience
Description: This session will feature a student panel of Burlington High School Students. They will be discussing their experience with a 1:1 iPad learning environment and taking questions from the audience.
Presenter: Greg Kulowiec, Educator
Organization: Plymouth South High School and EdTech Teacher
Title: Class Content & the iPad: Workflow Solutions to Share & Submit Content on the iPad
Location: Lecture Hall
Description: The iPad presents unique opportunities in a 1:1 environment. But beware, there is a dark side to the iPad. From distributing course content to collecting student work and projects, the iPad presents unique workflow and management concerns for the classroom teacher in a 1:1 iPad setting. The workshop will explore simple solutions to both distribute course content and collect student work submitted from the iPad. Learn how to take advantage of unique sharing features from cloud storage resources including Box, Evernote, Dropbox and Otixo to organize, distribute and collect student work.
Presenter: Ben McNaboe, Student
Organization: Salve Regina
Title: The iPad in Higher Ed and why Technology is an Essential Part of the Secondary Ed Experience
Location: Room 106
Description: I’m a recent graduate (now music ed major at Salve Regina) from Yarmouth High School. I talked to Alice Barr today and am thinking I’d like to attend with her and others from Yarmouth and present a session on how students can use the iPad two in class (both high school and higher ed) to further advance their learning and how the iPad can be used as a HUGE productivity tool for students.
Presenters: Peter Alex, SOPHOS
Title: Safeguarding your network infrastructure with SOPHOS
Location: Room 162
Description: We help organizations keep data safe and block the growing number of complex threats. We protect everywhere and offer complete security with our full range of endpoint, encryption, email, web, network security and UTM products.
We help customers protect their businesses and meet compliance needs. And all our customers benefit from the expertise of our threat analysts located around the world. Their research is at the heart of everything we do. They quickly find the latest threats and update protection for our customers automatically. Plus, our support engineers are experts on all our products, and they’re available whenever you need them.
We make our products easy to install and use so you spend less time managing security. With Sophos you can focus on the needs of your business because we’re securing your entire organization.