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Wednesday, April 6th

1:00-1:30pm

Opening
Tony Vincent + Kathy Burdick + Dr. Kathy Wiebke
Regency Ballroom

Time
1:00-1:30pm
Presenters
Tony Vincent, Learning in Hand, AZ
Kathy Burdick, Mobile Learning Services, AZ
Dr. Kathy Wiebke, Arizona K12 Center, AZ

1:45-2:45pm

iPodsibilities
Meg Wilson
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Discover the possibilities of using iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads in your classroom to individualize and differentiate instruction for all learners. This IEAR-affiliated presentation will prepare you to teach a variety of lessons for a range of subject and grade areas, distinguish appropriate educational apps, locate resources for future lesson planning, and assess students’ learning.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
1:45-2:45pm
Presenter
Meg Wilson, iPodsibilities, CN

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Preferred Podcasts & Interesting iTunes U Content
Time
1:45-2:45pm

Managing a Pod of iPod Touches
Janice Freisen
Curtis Room

Session Description
Barton Creek Elementary School will have had an iPod touch Lab for almost two years by the time of the conference. We will share what we have learned as best practices for use of the iPod touches. We are also exploring the use of iPads in a smaller way so this will be touched upon.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
1:45-2:45pm
Presenter
Janice Friesen, Barton Creek Elementary School, TX

Learning with the Speed of Need
Jenny Ashby
Phoenix Ballroom (webcast from Australia)

Session Description
Jenny Ashby will demonstrate how to establish work flows on iPads in numeracy literacy and in other curriculum areas via Skype. Watch as apps flow into one another.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPad
Time
1:45-2:45pm
Presenter
Jenny Ashby, Epsom Primary School, AU

Using Apps to Break Through with High School Writing
Derek Keenan
Remington Room

Session Description
This session will focus on specific tools that create improvement and benefit to high school writers. Specific apps will be discussed with highlights and limitations of each, and there will be a showcase of student work and the process of using these apps in the classroom. While the focus of this talk will be specifically idevices, many of the processes and benefits can be achieved using other devices as well.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
1:45-2:45pm
Presenter
Derek Keenan, Rocky View Schools, CA

Hey Don’t Forget About Me! Mobile Learning for Special Education
Mary Keeney + Joyce Palmer + Bruce Kennedy
Russell Room

Session Description
“For most students, technology can make things EASIER. For students with disabilities, technology can make things POSSIBLE!” This session will highlight a number of device and apps that can be used to support special education students in the classroom and at home. Supports for reading, writing, math, organization, and communication will be included. Attendees will also examine the features of popular devices and apps, and learn to critically analyze them as they relate to the characteristics of students with special education needs. Learner characteristics may include impairments in fine motor skills, vision, hearing, cognition, and language. There will be opportunities for hands-on exploration at the end of this fast-paced session. General education teachers will find that many of these resources may be used with “typical” students or as part of Response to Intervention.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops, Netbooks
Time
1:45-2:45pm
Presenter
Mary Keeney, Arizona Department of Education, AZ
Joyce Palmer, AZ
Bruce Kennedy, AZ

3:00-4:00pm

Is There a Magical Device for School?
Judi Epcke
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
iPod, iPad, notebook, netbook, smartbook: these are just some of the gadgets schools can choose from today. Is there an “ideal” device for student or teacher use? Do we set a school standard or let users choose their own? Join this team of experienced education leaders as they look at the positives and negatives of the different options, examine how to match hardware purchases with instructional and professional development needs, and describe how their schools are using the mobile devices they’ve chosen.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
3:00-4:00pm
Presenter
Judi Epcke, Technology Integration Specialist, IL

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
iPad & iPod touch Apps for Young Students
Time
3:00-4:00pm

From Device Management to Implementation
Suren Ramasubuu
Curtis Room

Session Description
The ecosystem of applications, device management, and wireless connectivity is making the deployment of iPod touches in the classroom popular. The panelists will discuss how their programs evolved from concept to reality, cover acceptable use policy, security and deployment management, and anecdotal evidence of the benefits derived by students participating in the program.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
3:00-4:00pm
Presenter
Suren Ramasubbu, Mobicip.com, CA

Making History Local, Digital and Relevant: The Geohistorian Project
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
The GeoHistorian Project is an initiative from Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET), aimed at educating K-12 students to become local historians, reducing the barriers between schools and community resources, giving students opportunities to create mobile digital content for their community, and investigating the potential of mobile tools for learning in informal settings. Currently in its first year, the project provides teachers with interdisciplinary curriculum and associated professional development. Student-created digital and local historical content will be available online and freely accessible by way of QR codes (two-dimensional bar codes) that will be placed in relevant community locations and can be scanned with wireless mobile devices. This session will provide an overview of the GeoHistorian Project, including curriculum examples and some preliminary student-produced digital content.
Platforms Addressed
Smartphones
Time
3:00-4:00pm
Presenter
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, Research Center for Educational Technology, OH

Creativity with High School Students on the iPod Touch
Rachel Murphy
Remington Room

Session Description
The iPod touch is well known as a music and gaming device, and lesser known for its many educational possibilities. This session will share the ways in which Kearns High School has been using the iPod touch to promote creativity in all curriculum areas. From mind mapping to digital storytelling, the iPod touch is functioning as a complete project-based replacement for the computer lab. See example projects, learn about our favorite apps for creativity, and bring your own iPod touch/iPhone/iPad to follow along on your own device.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPad
Time
3:00-4:00pm
Presenter
Rachel Murphy, Granite School District, Library, Mobile Project, UT

Mobile Learning and Student Services: Access to Equity
Mindy Alioto
Russell Room

Session Description
This session highlights the positive impact of a 1:1 mobile environment on student relationships and an equitable environment for all students. Culbreth Middle School began this project with their AVID students. Their goal from the onset has been to increase student engagement and provide an equitable environment for all students. Their AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, who will be the first students in their families pursuing university degrees, immediately became student leaders across the campus. Culbreth teachers quickly understood the power of holding information, a powerful computer, in the hand. This led their project forward to a full 1:1 environment. This session will merge the themes of technology and equity.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
3:00-4:00pm
Presenter
Mindy Alioto, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC

4:15-5:15pm

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Web-Based Tools
Time
4:15–5:15pm

3 Years in – How Do We Motivate Today’s Learners?
Susan Wells + Lynne Goodhand
Curtis Room

Session Description
Susan Wells and Lynne Goodhand share what they have learned about teaching, learning, and engaging today’s middle school students with mobile devices. Mobile devices provide not only equal access, but they make it possible for students and teachers to become shared partners in the instruction. You will see how students begin as collaborators and then grow into leaders.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
4:15–5:15pm
Presenters
Susan Wells, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC
Lynne Goodhand, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC

Lanschool
Ben Cahoon
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
Computers are amazing educational tools, but can also be a huge distraction to students. LanSchool improves learning in a lab, laptop cart or 1:1 environment with an inexpensive, reliable software solution. With LanSchool, the teacher can remove distractions, demonstrate skills, monitor and assess student progress. LanSchool v7.5 is the latest version of the award winning software and now works cross platform on PCs, Macs, Thin Clients and even iPads!
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
4:15–5:15pm
Presenter
Ben Cahoon, Lanschool, UT

iPad iTouch, iPhone Therefore iLearn – Apps for the Elementary Classroom
Kathy Burdick
Remington Room

Session Description
I will review over 30 apps for the elementary classroom, looking at those for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, as well as apps for making presentations. Strengths, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for use are highlighted.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
4:15–5:15pm
Presenter
Kathy Burdick, Mobile Learning Services, AZ

Become Part of iSchool Initiative’s Digital eMagazine!
Travis Allen
Russell Room

Session Description
Travis Allen will be leading an open ended conversation to discuss iSchool Initiative’s newest eMagazine, GO! DIGITAL. They are looking for people to partner with and create content in their upcoming mobile magazine designed around the iPad.
Platforms Addressed
iPad
Time
4:15–5:15pm
Presenter
Travis Allen, iSchool Initiative, GA

5:30-6:00pm

Reception with Drinks
Regency Foyer

Time
5:30-6:00pm

6:00-8:00pm

Dinner + Keynote
Graham Brown-Martin
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
It’s 2011, yet we’re still talking about mobile learning as if there is any other kind of learning. There is nothing mystical about the 21st century to a ten-year-old child, it is the only century they have ever known. It is a century for them where mobile communications, social media, video games, online collaboration, virtual worlds, intelligent toys, gesture & speech recognition are not technology. Technology is something that happens after you’re born, so to this generation it is simply a part of their everyday landscape. 

Rapid technological change is driving unpredictable disruptions across everything we thought we knew and this presents educators with an unprecedented challenge to determine how we prepare young people for a world we cannot possibly predict.
Time
6:00–7:30pm
Presenter
Graham Brown-Martin, Learning Without Frontiers, UK


Thursday, April 7th

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast
Atrium

Time
8:00-9:00am

9:00-10:00am

Keynote: Putting Mobile Back in Mobile Learning
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Recent critics of mobile learning have argued that the mLearning revolution has merely provided “mobile learning in the classroom” (Nash, 2009), which is an oxymoron at best. While mobile tools provide 1:1 access to digital tools in formal classroom settings that is relatively cheap and affordable, it is their mobility that creates the most powerful opportunities for learning. This presentation will discuss the importance of “mobile” in mobile learning, illustrated with examples from a variety of projects.
Platforms Addressed
Smartphones
Time
11:15am-12:15pm
Presenter
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, Research Center for Educational Technology, OH

10:15-11:15am

Music and Mobile Devices
Megan Iemma
Regency Ballroom (webcast from Australia)

Session Description
Get ready to rock and roll with music. See how your mobile device can be a musical instrument and when a group gathers – an orchestra. You will see how different apps can be used together and separately to create a musical experience. You do not need to know, be familiar with, or have any background in music to enjoy and participate in this session. Learn science, math and music while having fun.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenters
Megan Iemma, mLearn, AU

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Google Docs Rocks
Time
10:15-11:15am

Mobile Scavenger Hunt
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft
Curtis Room

Session Description
Use your smartphone to follow a scavenger hunt uncovering some of Phoenix’s local history. Learn how to apply this to your school’s neighborhood. THIS IS A TWO HOUR SESSION conducted outside the building within the local neighborhood. Expect a fair amount of walking. Bring a phone or device that has 3G internet access, a camera, and the free i-nigma QR Code app.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
10:15-12:30pm
Presenter
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, Research Center for Educational Technology, OH

App Your Learning in High School
Terry-Ann Robertson
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
It has been almost two years; we have learned much and now anticipate many new explorations for this continuum of technology integration. Chinook’s Edge Division began an AISI and Technology pilot project using iPods (and now iPads) in the rural high school setting of Didsbury, Alberta. These mobile devices have augmented our learning programs in determining both methods and directions for teachers, curricula, pedagogy, and most importantly, students. The research conducted and the testing of lessons have created a pathway of learning for everyone. Moreover, the apps, podcasts, and eBooks available through iTunes have given students a new, yet now very familiar, avenue for discovery, engagement, and ultimately, the development of digital learners for this 21st century. The DHS teams are working together to compile TPaCK model lessons to sustain and measure the success of mobile device use in the classroom. These proven templates will then be used to lead and mentor other schools and community groups. The learning curve is steep, with constant adaptation to change that, in itself, forms a universal model for any technology integration project.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Terry-Ann Robertson, Chinook’s Edge School Division, CA

How to Incorporate Teacher-Made and Student Multi-Media in Your Instruction
Ty Richardson
Remington Room

Session Description
In this session, we’ll explore how you can capture, edit, and publish high-quality images and video. We’ll take a look at the many apps available to help you. Also, we’ll see how the iPod touch can be used in your classrooms as an alternative to higher-priced digital camera equipment and how it can be used in the classroom to enhance the learning experience.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Ty Richardsonn, Cre8tiv Genius, GA

iPod Touch Implementation from the Ground Up
Sara Crawford
Russell Room

Session Description
In an educational climate of rapid change and high-stakes testing, the Instructional Technology Department of Cartwright Elementary School District has found a way to utilize iPod touches to make learning more efficient and effective. This session will describe the process that the department has undergone to set up iPod labs at 20 schools. The presenter will share procedures, resources, lesson plans, and management tips to make implementation of any technology innovative seamless. She will also share a variety of student projects created on iPod touches that can be adapted to any grade level.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch
Time
10:15–11:15am
Presenters
Sara Crawford, Cartwright School District, AZ
Chad Segersten, Cartwright School District, AZ
Javier Lucero, Cartwright School District, AZ

11:30-12:30pm

Mobile Movie Making
Tony Vincent
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
See how iPad and iPod touch can be used to film, edit, enhance, and publish short videos. Tony shares apps and techniques for making excellent educational videos. Learn about tips and tricks for helping students memorize lines, improving sound quality, changing camera angles, and much more. Best of all, be inspired to guide students to make movies that are so well done that you’ll want to publish them as a podcast so the world can enjoy the masterpieces!
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Tony Vincent, Learning in Hand, AZ

The Open Content Revolution
Matt Federoff
Borein Room

Session Description
After two decades, the World Wide Web is really starting to deliver on the promise of readily available, high-quality content for nearly every subject imaginable. Nearly all of this content is free and is therefore “open content”…ready to be used, modified, and shared again. With such a vast repository of content available, we need to come up with ways to index and share it that are meaningful to educators and address their specific goals. If these needs can be met, schools can leave expensive textbooks behind and move toward the future of Open Content.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Matt Federoff, Vail School District, AZ

Mobile Scavenger Hunt continued
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft
Curtis Room

Session Description
Use your smartphone to follow a scavenger hunt uncovering some of Phoenix’s local history. Learn how to apply this to your school’s neighborhood. THIS IS A TWO HOUR SESSION conducted outside the building within the local neighborhood. Expect a fair amount of walking. Bring a phone or device that has 3G internet access, a camera, and the free QR Code reader i-nigma.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
10:15am-12:30pm
Presenter
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, Research Center for Educational Technology, OH

Using Apps to Break Through with High School Writing
Derek Keenan
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
This session will focus on specific tools that create improvement and benefit to high school writers. Specific apps will be discussed with highlights and limitations of each, and there will be a showcase of student work and the process of using these apps in the classroom. While the focus of this talk will be specifically idevices, many of the processes and benefits can be achieved using other devices as well.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Derek Keenan, Rocky View Schools, CA

Strategies on Using Reading Apps in the Elementary Classroom
Kathy Burdick
Remington Room

Session Description
From shared reading through independent reading, to lit circles, we will explore how to use apps and online programs to support elementary reading instruction. Great apps developed for reading support as well as reading methodologies will be shared. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices and their iTunes account so they may participate in the session.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Kathy Burdick, Mobile Learning Services, AZ

Special Education App Development
Jeffrey Johnson
Russell Room

Session Description
Grembe Apps got into app development when their son faced some developmental delays when he was younger. Jeffrey Johnson found storyboards to be the best strategy for relieving his anxiety. Jeffery had the first generation iPhone and is a software engineer, so he decided to create an app that uses real world photos that allows users to create storyboards on the fly. 

When Grembe Apps released iCommunicate two years ago, it was released into the wild, and they had no expectations. Soon enough they were introduced to a wonderful community of parents, educators, and professionals who all wanted to help us and our products. Most of the app’s enhancements and new features are due to feedback they have received. Jeffrey will outline how, what they call Mom and Pop app shops, have flourished in this new environment, and what they have learned along the way.

The news is full of how great iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches are for education and special needs, but once you’ve unwrapped the device, what’s next? This session gives some tips and tricks to get you started and make the experience smoother.
Jeffrey will give an intro and demo of some of his apps – iCommunicate, a visual prompting app that is customizable to your needs, iReward, a visual behavior management app, and My Pictures Talk, a social story app that allows users to document events with videos, pictures and audio and share them. He is also happy to answer any questions you have about app development or mobile devices.

Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Jeffrey Johnson, Grembe Apps, MA

12:30 -1:30pm

Lunch + Mobile Device Sandbox
BrainPOP
Atrium

Session Description
BrainPOP will bring a variety of the newest mobile tools and set up a “sandbox” explore area/table during breaks and over lunch. Participants can head to the sandbox to check out the up and coming devices. Plus they can download apps that they’d like to preview on BrainPOP’s dime on the devices in the sandbox or share their own devices and apps with the other adventurers.
Time
12:30 -1:30pm

1:30-2:30pm

Mobile Learning: The Past, The Present, The Future (Panel Discussion)
Graham Brown-Martin + Dr. Mark van’t Hooft + Tony Vincent + Susan Wells
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
From Palms to iPads to Android tablets, many things about mobile learning have changed while others have stayed the same. It’s exciting to envision what new mobile learning tools will be available in the next several years. During this round table discussion participants share what they have learned about technology, learning, teaching, and engaging yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s students.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
4:15–5:15pm
Presenters
Graham Brown-Martin, Learning Without Frontiers, UK
Dr. Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, Research Center for Educational Technology, OH
Tony Vincent, Learning in Hand, AZ
Susan Wells, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC

2:45-3:45pm

Appsolutely Accommodating!
Meg Wilson
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Discover how iPod touches, iPhones, iPads, and the App Store are changing the world of special education. Examine accessibility features on the mobile learning devices and view a large collection of apps to help students communicate ideas, access curriculum, organize information, and track data. Learn how to locate apps in the App Store for individual students with individual needs. Investigate how apps can accommodate exceptional students both in the classroom and at home.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Meg Wilson, iPodsibilities, CN

Engaging Students through Educational Gaming
Jon Samuelson
Borein Room

Session Description
There are serious topics, and there are seriously FUN topics. Come join us for an up-to-the-minute look at great educational gaming apps. Jon has over 450 apps in his personal library. Jon also has iTunes credits at his disposal and he is not afraid to use them! Session is guaranteed to add great games to your growing iTunes library. Demonstrations and examples will be shared.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Jon Samuelson, Eanes ISD – Barton Creek Elementary, TX

Digital Content Meets Mobile Devices
Dr. Kari Stubbs
Curtis Room

Session Description
The explosive adoption of mobile devices has blurred the line between formal and informal learning. What is the role of digital content in this rapidly changing environment? In this session, we will discuss the power of mobile to change the conversation about digital content, collaboration, and one-to-one computing. iPad, plus other mobile devices that run on a variety of platforms will be featured as we explore the role of digital content on these devices.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President, 21st Century Learning, BrainPOP

Becoming a Mobile Learner
Travis Allen
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
Hear from a student on becoming a mobile learner in today’s world. As a college student, Travis brings his iPad and only his iPad to each of his courses. He does not own paper, pen, a printer, or books. Learn how he accomplishes this and get a glimpse of what students will look like in the very near future.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Travis Allen, iSchool Initiative, GA

Mobile Motivation in the Foreign Language Classroom
Cori Araza
Remington Room

Session Description
The iPod touch is a great tech tool, with loads of potential in the classroom. In this interactive workshop, explore apps designed for foreign language teachers (mainly Spanish and ESL) and learn how to focus student attention on the app “at hand.” View lesson plans that use the iPod touch and find out how to manage a mobile learning environment. See what these 21st-century skills can do for student motivation and target language fluency.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, Laptops Time 2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Cori Araza, Paradise Valley High School, PVUSD

Mobile Microblogging
Jason Rhode
Russell Room

Session Description
Mobile microblogging involves users easily sharing text, photos, recorded audio, and even video using a single mobile app. During this hands-on session, we’ll explore several free microblogging tools, including Posterous and Tumblr, and we’ll use their free accompanying mobile apps that make it possible to easily post text, photos, video, and even voice notes to these microblogging platforms from any mobile device. We’ll also discuss pedagogical possibilities of integrating mobile microblogging in the classroom and share sample learning activity ideas. Prior to the session, please sign up for free accounts on Posterous at http://posterous.com and Tumblr at http://tumblr.com and download the free apps for both of these services on your mobile device from your device’s mobile app store.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
2:45-3:45pm
Presenter
Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University, IL

4:00-5:00pm

iAuthor an iBook
Meg Wilson
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Learn how to become an author in minutes by using an ePub template to create an iBook that can be viewed on an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad in the iBooks app. Discover how to embed audio, photos, video, and web links to make a personalized multimodal iBook. iBooks are great for both students and educators to assist in the creation of books, reports, papers, lesson unit outlines, and other classroom reading materials.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
4:00-5:00pm
Presenter
Meg Wilson, iPodsibilities, CN

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Apps for Communication and Creative Expression
Time
4:00-5:00pm

Cell Phones in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Lesley Reilly
Curtis Room

Session Description
This session will help educators and school leaders learn how to integrate cell phones into the design and facilitation of online and blended courses or learning environments. We will explore various free, web-based tools that allow educators the opportunity to personalize their online or blended courses by easily integrating voice and interactivity into the content. We will also look at how students can use their cell phones to create products or share information that will help them to demonstrate understanding and allow teachers to provide them with varied and ongoing feedback. We will also explore how facilitators can use group text messaging to send reminders and announcements to their online students.
Platforms Addressed
Smartphones
Time
4:00-5:00pm
Presenter
Lesley Reilly, EdTech Leaders Online, GA

Citizen Journalism
Jordan Doneskey
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
The focus of my presentation is new media, more specifically citizen journalism. The goal is to highlight the growing effectiveness of citizen journalism and its promotion of social responsibility. Citizen journalism and technology, at least presently, are mutually exclusive. I will show how to best teach/execute citizen journalism via mobile devices. Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, Laptops, Smartphones Time 4:00-5:00pm
Presenter
Jordan Doneskey, Paradise Valley High School, Personal Website

PODSTEMIC: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Support STEM
Cathleen Richardson
Remington Room

Session Description
Did you know that all jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science? The most recent ten-year employment projections by the U.S. Labor Department show that of the 20 fastest-growing occupations projected for 2014, 15 of them require significant mathematics or science preparation to successfully compete for a job. As educators, what can we do to ensure that our students are ready for the future? ENTER PODSTEMIC. In this session, attendees will learn 10 different innovative ways to integrate these mobile devices into STEM curriculum. Attendees will discover valuable resources on new ways to infuse mobile devices into tough STEM classes. This session will provide something for everyone, even if STEM content areas are not your focus. At podstemic, you will find how to manage these devices, how to use third-party equipment in conjunction with these devices, and much more! Come and ENTER PODSTEMIC!
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, Laptops
Time
4:00-5:00pm
Presenter
Cathleen Richardson, Cre8tiv Educational Services, GA

Learning Differently Using Mobile Devices
Derek Keenan
Russell Room

Session Description
Explore critical thinking and authentic learning with mobile devices. This session will feature a description of the ways in which we can enable students to think differently about course materials and modify traditional learning structures to match new ways students want to interact with materials. This session will show the value that many modern teachers see in mobile learning but may not yet be able to articulate or implement.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
4:00-5:00pm
Presenter
Derek Keenan, Rocky View Schools, CA


Friday, April 8th

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast
Atrium

Time
8:00-9:00am

9:00-10:00am

Mobilize for Productivity
Tony Vincent
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
As a busy school leader, you receive dozens of emails a day, deal with scheduling meetings, and have an endless to-do list. Never fear! There are tools, apps, and strategies to help you keep your head above water by keeping organized and connected. Productivity is described by guru David Allen as “advanced common sense,” and by applying some simple strategies, you can unclutter your inbox, browse the web more efficiently, keep a centralized to-do list, manage voicemails, and much more, all while being mobile.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
9:00–10:00am
Presenters
Tony Vincent, Learning in Hand, AZ

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Apps for Middle & High School Math
Time
9:00–10:00am

A Student Perspective on 21st Century Learning
Travis Allen
Curtis Room

Session Description
Join college student Travis Allen, as he leads an inspirational and engaging conversation about learning in the 21st century. In this breakout session you will learn more about Travis’s movement he created when he was only seventeen to completely reform education as we know it.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPad
Time
9:00–10:00am
Presenters
Travis Allen, iSchool Initiative, GA

Mobile Learning: From Risk to Reward
Carisa Karwowski + Mindy Dickerson + Jeremy Frazier + Linda Romero
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
Take a journey of one district’s mobile learning initiative — piloting on one campus during the first year and growing to over 11 campuses during the second year. We will share our adventure from technical hurdles to changing instructors’ mindsets to integrating curriculum and engaging students with the love of learning anytime, anywhere, and anyplace with a mobile learning device.
Platforms Addressed
Android, Smartphones
Time
9:00–10:00am
Presenters
Carisa Karwowski, Katy ISD, TX
Mindy Dickerson, Katy ISD, TX
Jeremy Frazier, Katy ISD, TX
Linda Romero, Katy ISD, TX 

What Your Apple Rep Can Do for You
Brian Gahan
Remington Room

Session Description
Brian Gahan, an education representative for Apple in the Phoenix area, will explain services Apple has available for schools. He will share insights into buying hardware and software for Apple Devices including periphery devices such as cables and chargers. Sufficient time will be left at the end for questions.
Time
9:00–10:00am
Presenters
Brian Gahan, Apple INC, CA

10:15-11:15am

What Makes and App Educational?
Judi Epcke
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Let’s take a look at the IEAR evaluation process and determine how to decide if an app is educational and what value it can provide our students. We will highlight some of the best educational apps out there with example implementation. The IEAR community has taken a look at some very good apps, and we will do our own on-site evaluations. Finally, audience members will be encouraged to share their own favorite apps for all to see.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android, Smartphones
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Judi Epcke, Technology Integration Specialist, IL

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
Games, Games, Games!
Time
10:15-11:15am

1:1 Netbooks: Then, Now and in the Future
George Lieux
Curtis Room

Session Description
This session will provide suggestions for starting and maintaining a successful 1:1 Laptop Program. Over the past three years, Fort Smith Public Schools District in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has purchased over 4,000 netbooks for K-12 classrooms and trained 224 teachers to use them in their classrooms. The coordinator of the program will discuss all aspects of the program in this session. Topics include educational gains, netbook and other equipment used and their costs, selection of teachers, initial and ongoing training of teachers, evaluating the program, and tech support.
Platforms Addressed
Netbooks
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
George Lieux, Fort Smith Public Schools, AR

How to Use Technology in the Gym
Betty Ann Fish
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
This session will explore various ways to use technology in physical education and how to engage students. It will include the use of digital cameras, flip cameras, video cameras, iPod touches and the iPad, podcasting, blogs, and the use of Skype. All the ideas can easily be used in another discipline or classroom.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops, Smartphones
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Betty Ann Fish, Springside School, PA

iAuthor an iBook
Meg Wilson
Remington Room

Session Description
Learn how to become an author in minutes by using an ePub template to create an iBook that can be viewed on an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad in the iBooks app. Discover how to embed audio, photos, video, and web links to make a personalized multimodal iBook. iBooks are great for both students and educators to assist in the creation of books, reports, papers, lesson unit outlines, and other classroom reading materials.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Laptops
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Meg Wilson, iPodsibilities, CN

Create an App from A-Z
Kathy Burdick
Russell Room

Session Description
Do you want to develop an app, or are you just curious? We will go over how to develop an app, storyboard it, present it to an app developer, and then walk it through the iTunes store for submission. Tips and tricks will be shared.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
10:15-11:15am
Presenter
Kathy Burdick, Mobile Learning Services, AZ
Jeffrey Johnson, Grembe Apps, MA

11:30-12:30pm

Paradigm Shift in Mobile Learning
Judi Epcke
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Let’s focus on the new paradigm shift regarding what the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch revolution has begun. These devices have fundamentally changed the way we need to look at funding technology and organizing and deploying technology, as well as how they can exponentially improve the impact on schools and learning. I look forward to sharing out some of the best apps making an impact in the classroom. The presentation will focus on the possibilities, management from a school perspective for teachers and tech staff, and successful implementations of these devices. Finally, it will follow up with an overview of what the IEAR, I Education Apps Review, community can do for everyone.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Judi Epcke, Technology Integration Specialist, IL

Sharing Session
Borein Room

Session Description
iOS File Sharing and Storage
Time
11:30am-12:30pm

Web 2.0 and Technology Standards
George Lieux
Curtis Room

Session Description
This session will align numerous free, online tools with ISTE’s Technology Standards that work great with netbooks. Suggestions for teacher and student use will be given for each of the tools. The online tools referenced in this session will provide opportunities for students to
demonstrate creativity and innovation, communicate and collaborate, conduct research, use information, think critically, solve problems, make decisions, and use technology effectively and productively.
Platforms Addressed
Laptops, Netbooks
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
George Lieux, Fort Smith Public Schools, AR

Mobile Policies and Procedures
Susan Wells + Lynne Goodhand
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
Round-table discussion of past, present, and likely future K-12 mobile learning policies and procedures. Current CMS use agreements will be available; attendees will be encouraged to bring their use agreements for compare/contrast/collaboration.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenters
Susan Wells, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC
Lynne Goodhand, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC

800 Units–Now What?
Val Brown
Remington Room

Session Description
Three years of designing and implementing a mobile learning network will be shared: the nuts and bolts, the step by step, and the technology that makes it all work.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Val Brown, Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, NC

Formatting Text to Increase Comprehension
Christopher Nicholas, PhD
Russell Room

Session Description
Advances in our understanding of the science of reading have generated text-formatting techniques that improve reading comprehension, speed, and enjoyment up to 40%. We review the technique of phrase-based text formatting and the scientific evidence from both laboratory and field studies demonstrating its effectiveness in improving eye movements and word perception. Most current eBook formats intentionally genericize text and remove such typographic details. We discuss how to publish to mobile devices using a method that preserves this proven technique of improving reading. Authors and publishers can learn how to publish their own content to mobile devices using this technique. Educators can learn where to purchase educational apps that use this text-formatting technique.
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
11:30am-12:30pm
Presenter
Christopher Nicholas, PhD, ReadSmart, AZ

12:30 -1:30pm

Lunch
Atrium

Time
12:30 -1:30pm

1:30-2:30pm

Sharing Session
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Accessories, Add-ons, & Do It Yourself
Time
1:30-2:30pm

Learning Differently Using Mobile Devices
Derek Keenan
Curtis Room

Session Description
Explore critical thinking and authentic learning with mobile devices. This session will feature a description of the ways in which we can enable students to think differently about course materials and modify traditional learning structures to match new ways students want to interact with materials. This session will show the value that many modern teachers see in mobile learning but may not yet be able to articulate or implement.
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
1:30-2:30pm
Presenter
Derek Keenan, Rocky View Schools, CA

Control Students’ Mobile Devices From Your Laptop
Steve Rokov
Phoenix Ballroom

Session Description
You are stuck at the front of the class and now Johnny needs help at the back. But you need the class to continue working on the problem on the projector – so what do you do?
In this session, we’ll explore how Splashtop Remote can unleash the power of your iPad (or Android) device. By using the Splashtop Remote app, you can connect to your class PC or Mac and maintain control by accessing the applications from anywhere. Now you can remain in control of your Smart or Promethean tools in all four corners of the class
And you didn’t have to buy another $300 slate!
Free prize drawing of 2 Splashtop Apps for iPad at end of session
Platforms Addressed
All Devices
Time
1:30-2:30pm
Presenter
Steve Rokov, Splashtop, CA

Captivating the Young
Sue Holt
Remington Room

Session Description
Use iPads and mobile labs with Pre-K through second grade students to captivate young minds, motivate reluctant learners, and have MORE time. Find out how to reduce prep work, differentiate instruction, and find more time to spend with students. Engage your digital natives!
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
1:30-2:30pm
Presenter
Sue Holt, Naselle Grays River Valley School District, WA

iLearning Innovation
Jon Samuelson
Russell Room

Session Description
The gaming apps have been played, and played, and played. You are looking for something more to do with your iPod touch or iPad. Feast your eyes on these student created projects, created entirely from our iPod Touch lab. These 4th and 5th grade projects will inspire you to create and adapt to fit your classroom needs. Bring some ideas back to your campus that you can implement right away!
Platforms Addressed
iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Time
1:30-2:30pm
Presenter
Jon Samuelson, Eanes ISD – Barton Creek Elementary, TX

2:45-3:30pm

Game Show and Prizes
Tony Vincent
Regency Ballroom

Session Description
Game Show and Prizes: Watch as several lucky Mobile Learning Experience 2011 participants become game show contestants! Jeopardy and Password are played to review mobile learning ideas, vocabulary, and trivia.
Time
2:45-3:30pm

*Schedule and session subject to change.