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Concurrent Session 1 [clear filter]
Saturday, January 23

11:00am PST

21st Century Skills in a 20th Century Classroom with Katie Almonte
During the session participants will be shown a lesson where students will be creating Google Sites to showcase their understanding and learning. Topics covered include how to use Google Sites for collaboration and curating on a given subject.


Katie Almonte

Teacher, Carondelet High School

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 21

11:00am PST

Bootstrap: Coding Videogames with Algebra with Ed Campos
Teach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this FREE Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Students write, compile, and troubleshoot their code with WeScheme, a cloud based programming environment. Your students will program their own video game using code and Algebra(order of operations, linear equations, piecewise functions, compound inequalities, and distance formula).

Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. At the end of the module, students have a completed workbook filled with word problems, notes and math challenges, as well as a videogame of their own design, which they can share with friends and family. Unlike most programming classes, Bootstrap uses algebra as the vehicle for creating images and animations, and is designed from the ground up to be aligned with Common Core standards for algebra.
Bootstrap also builds in a pedagogical approach to solving Word Problems called the Design Recipe. Students solve word problems to make a rocket fly (linear equations), respond to keypresses (piecewise functions) or explode when it hits a meteor (distance formula). In fact, this same technique has been successfully used at the university level for decades.

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Ed Campos

Consultant, Kings County Office of Education
Ed currently works as an Independent Education Consultant and Math/Computer Science/Ed Tech Consultant with Kings County Office of Education in the Central Valley of California.  He taught high school Math and Computer Science for over 15 years in the San Joaquin Valley where he... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 22

11:00am PST

Building Elementary Numeracy with Motion Math with Brendan Appold (Vendor)
Explore Motion Math's delightful games for teaching the toughest K - 6 foundational math concepts. Learn how local educators are using Motion Math in their classrooms and spend most of the session playing Motion Math games to experience their engaging and conceptual nature firsthand. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free two month pilot.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 5

11:00am PST

Distance Learning with California State Parks with Heather Holm
During this session participants will learn how to blend videoconference technology and real world applications of history and science content into classroom curriculum through the California State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program. The PORTS program brings unique park resources and access to content specialists directly into the classroom virtually through free, live interactive videoconferencing. This presentation will explore methods of enhancing classroom curriculum, program opportunities, and the technology involved.

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Heather Holm

PORTS Program Coordinator, California State Parks
Heather Holm, a Regional Interpretive Specialist, has 12 years of experience in museum education and public history, having worked in various non-profit museums, archives, and California State Parks. Serving as program coordinator in Northern California for the California State Parks... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 2
  Concurrent Session 1
  • Presentation Link www.ports.parks.ca.gov

11:00am PST

East Bay CUE 2015 Grant Winners - See and hear about last year's winning projects
Spheros, Chromebooks, and iPads were among last year's winning grants. Learn about how they were used, what students learned, and how it changed these three teachers' classrooms.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 29

11:00am PST

Flipping the Classroom with EdPuzzle & Zaption with Ravi Prabhala
Have you wanted to flip your classroom, but were not sure how? EDPuzzle and Zaption are free and easy-to-use tools to use to flip your classroom. With both of these tools, you can crop videos, add formative assessment questions to actively engage students, and add your own voice-over comments. You can see students’ responses, understand their level of understanding, and know how much of the video each student saw as well as what parts they needed to see multiple times. Because students are being held accountable as they watch, they are more focused and remain engaged. Videos can be embedded into your class site so that students can watch the video at home and come to class ready for hands-on or project based learning. Use Zaption and EDpuzzle flip your classroom to deliver asynchronous lessons to enrich learning experiences.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 28

11:00am PST

Future Ready in 50 Minutes with Andrew Schwab
From Infrastructure to PD and everything in between, learn how one district is growing into a future ready learning organization with 1:1 chromebooks and ipads, flexible learning environments, lean infrastructure, continuous multi-tiered Professional Development, a comprehensive "support in depth" technology support strategy and more.

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Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 7

11:00am PST

Multimedia Text Sets + Google Docs = Hyperdocs with Kristen Berg
Come learn how to harness the power of Google Docs to create...Hyperdocs! In this session, we’ll use Google tools to curate multimedia resources to provide students with multiple lenses or perspectives on a topic. See how to use Google docs to scaffold student thinking and create performance tasks to assess student learning. All while working towards Common Core standards!

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Kristen Berg

Instructional Technology TSA, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Wife, Mother, EdTech Enthusiast

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 24

11:00am PST

Symbaloo- The Game Changer with Pat McCauley
You will leave this session and change the way you access and share websites forever. Symbaloo is free, easy to use, and lets you access websites via tiles in collections you create. Share it with your students, colleagues, and friends and see why it is a game changer!

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Pat McCauley

Math TSA, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Pronouns: she, her, hers. I love learning new things for work and play. When I'm not making things at work, I'm sewing, baking, learning new things on YouTube, or at the gym (or will be back there asap!).

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 3

11:00am PST

Teaching the Foundations of STEM Readiness with Hayley Craig (Vendor)
"Striking a balance between technology integration and engagement can be challenging when teaching traditional science, engineering and math concepts to elementary and middle school students. By using online modules, EverFi brings science, math and engineering concepts to life by teaching critical skills online.

Teachers will preview and register for our STEM Suite of courses:

- Future Goals - Hockey Scholar (Grades 4-8) explores real-life applications of STEM concepts such as area/volume of an ice rink, conservation of energy of a falling puck, and speed/velocity using skates. Students will also learn about behind-the-scenes STEM careers - such as equipment managers and ice technicians - that make a hockey game possible.
- Ignition - Digital Literacy & Responsibility (Grades 5-8) informs students on how technology works while placing them in virtual environments to tackle issues surrounding digital citizenship. Students demonstrate their mastery of digital skills, such as creating a blog, managing a social networking site, and working to resolve a cyber bullying situation.
- Radius - STEM Readiness™ (Grades 8-12) features 16 modules, covering topics ranging from the real world application of algebra to basic computer science and STEM career exploration. Students will learn and apply skills to solve real world challenges, such as repairing a bridge using linear equations, while using basic coding and HTML exercises that build upon one another.

All courses are aligned to NGSS and CCSS. "

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 23

11:00am PST

Transitioning To New EdTech Possibilities through Hapara with Martha Campos
During this session participants will learn how navigate Hapara’s teacher dashboard while making learning visible using Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Teachers are able to provide formative feedback to students while using all Google Applications and efficiently keep track of all their projects. A new EdTech tool for modern learning using Hapara is Workspace. This platform provides a highly flexible learning tool for teachers to create activities for student-centered learning pathways based on student needs and differentiation.

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Martha Campos

EdTech Specialist, Berryessa USD

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 27
  Concurrent Session 1
  • Presentation Link goo.gl/SK6wUz

11:00am PST

Using Google Extensions with Your Students with Julie Janzen and Michelle Seugling
During this session participants will learn how to use the power of Google extensions as tools for their students. A variety of extensions will be covered and each of them will be demonstrated. There will be time to explore extensions and find ways of incorporating them in your classroom. Note that while teachers can also use many of these extensions themselves, the focus will be on empowering students to utilize them to extend their learning.

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Julie Janzen

District Integrated Technology Specialist, LVJUSD
I am a technology coach (ToSA) in Livermore and a former Middle School Teacher. I support grades 6-12 as the Integrated Technology Specialist as well as coordinate a fantastic team of Elementary Tech ToSAs. My areas of interest include robotics, 3D printing, raspberry pis, anything... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Room 26