iPad Conference March 21, 2013

Laconia School District
iPad Conference - at the Laconia Middle School
March 21, 2013 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Fee: $25.00 (Open to ALL Staff - PD funds may be used)
Register by March 15th in My Learning Plan (registration opens 2/15/13)
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Conference Schedule
3:30-4:00 Check in & snack
4:00-4:30 Keynote - Joe Cormier, Laconia School Board Chairperson
4:35-5:20 Breakout session #1
5:20-6:00 Dinner
6:00-6:45 Breakout session #2
6:45-7:00 Closing & Grand Prize Raffle

Any updates to sessions will be posted here.
No need to select which session you would like to attend, until the day of the conference.
If you don't have an iPad and would like to borrow one to attend this conference, contact Karen Switzer or Michelle Plourde.

Presenter Name
Title of Workshop
Session Description
Grade Level
Skill Level
Michelle Plourde
Special Education Apps
Let me share a variety apps used by Special Educators that were shared with me at the Christa McAuliffe Conference.

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K-2
3-5
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Rebekah Gonzalez
Apps to get kids Moving!
During this session you will learn ways to incorporate movement into your classroom using iPads or iPods. All of the apps are free and can be used on either device. These apps are kid tested. :) Many love them so much they also play them at home!
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K-2
3-5
6-8
All
Rebekah Gonzalez
Organize and Save Time
This session will offer useful apps for grading, data collection, organization, word work, math facts, algebra and activity management. If you use excel now, you will love the Numbers app on the iPad. There are many useful ways you can use this app to save time and easily collect, analyze, and share your data. Come enjoy this smorgasbord of extremely helpful apps! :)
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All
Int.
Adv.
Catherine Dwinal
Music Apps for the Classroom
Music apps for the classroom. Come join in to learn about all kinds of apps that can get your students creating and composing music for your classroom. Whether it is for a project or for some quiet time music, have your students make their own. We will also cover great music apps for those special needs students in your classroom.
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K-2
3-5
6-8
Beg.
Brandi Drinkwine &
Lisa Moore
Creating on the iPad
This session will focus on creating with the iPad. It will focus on working with small groups of children at the elementary level. Brandi and Lisa will showcase apps (free and paid) they are using with their students in small groups to create original stories and other projects.

K-2
3-5
Beg.
Donna-Marie Gamlin
Apps that Teach
The education site is flooded with Apps that claim to help students to acquire certain skills. However, in a classroom setting, it is the apps that allow students to apply what they have already been taught that are the most useful. This workshop will be a sharing session of those apps and participants are asked to also share any apps that they have found to be the most useful in the classroom setting.

K-2
Beg.
Jacquelyn Reed
&
Jess Coulombe
iPad Cart
My goal is to present and inform others about the iPad cart that has been implemented into the second grade classrooms. With Jessica Coulombe, we will share the organization of how the iPads are used in our pod. We will also share the iPad agreement that had to be signed by students and parents. Our intent is to share some apps that we have put on the iPads for students to use. Each week our team is working on finding apps that connect to the 2nd Grade Common Core Standards.
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All
Beg.
Int.
Liz Weeks
Great iPad Apps for the primary Classroom
I am going to share some great apps that my students use in my kindergarten classroom, that primary teachers can utilize in their classrooms. I will also share when and how they are used in the classroom.

K-2
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Brian Berkowitz
Travel Made Easy
Whether you are traveling to a nearby mall or to a far away destination, this session will identify, describe, and demonstrate a range of associated everyday Apps that help ensure convenience and confidence in both your travel research and destination arrangements. Apps such as: Maps, Map Quest Local, Gas Buddy, Bite Hunter, RedLaser, Finance (banks, credit cards, credit union, PayPal), NECN Weather/Accu Weather, Airlines(Delta, Jet Blue),and Airbnb (places to stay) will be the briefly demonstrated. High school students completing the ʺWhat's Right for Meʺ Citizenship/Economics research and presentation project will find utility in using some of these Apps, and in particular using the website ʺknowyourcard.orgʺ.
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3-5
6-8
9-12
Beg.
Beth Strauss
iMovie Trailers
Choose from twelve iMovie trailer templates, to create a quick and easy video for your next classroom project. iMovie trailers include professional credits and music by the London Symphony Orchestra - pick a theme and be done in minutes!
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All
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Laurie Hale
Using the iPad to video your students
This would be how to/use the video function in the classroom so that your students can see what they are doing. If you currently have an Alt Assessment to complete, this would be a great opportunity for you to utilize the iPad to help you complete this.

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All
Beg.
Int.
Bobbie Stormann
Kidblog
Kidblog is an easy to use site that allows students to respond to writing prompts, blog about what interests them, and cultivate a love of writing. It is also easy to administer as a teacher. Privacy setting and comment approval controls allow teachers to control what students see. Classroom set up is easy and students quickly become savvy with this site.
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All
Beg.
Whitney McCallum &
Sonya Roberts &
Leslie Lazio
iPads and Cyberlessons
Cyberlessons bring reading groups into the 21st Century by integrating the reading lesson with technology. Students combine the use of the internet and a text to gain a rich introduction, explore vocabulary, interact with other students, and expand their experience of the text. Cyberlessons allow for differentiated instruction through the use of a DI page. All students can work at their own pace and be supported throughout the process with embedded support systems. In this workshop, participants are provided with a template to create a lesson of their own and are supported in using wikispaces, so that they leave with a cyberlesson to use in their classroom. Participants also learn how to differentiate each cyberlesson to make them accessible to all students.

http://psscyberlesson.wikispaces.com/Christa+Mcauliffe+Technology+Conference
3-5
6-8
Beg.
Peg Tetreault
Classroom Apps to Simplify Your Teaching
Life
This session will introduce you to a variety of apps to simplify your life in the classroom. Come download some of these apps and decide which ones are for you. I will include apps related to attendance, grading, calendar, whiteboard, timers, seating charts, and more.

3-5
6-8
Beg.
Jessica Cardinal
Paint Gallery
Paint Gallery is an app that is very similar to the Paint program on a desktop computer. I have found it easy for students to use to draw with. I will share some samples of students work from last years Kindergarten class and how they published a story with using their illustrations from this program. Dropbox is another app that helps upload students drawings so they can publish their work or print it (I can share a little about Dropbox if someone is not familiar with it). Come have fun drawing with this app.
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K-2
3-5
Beg.
Liz Rosenfeld
&
Michael Engelsen
Audio Files to QR Codes
Workshop will introduce audioboo app to record student work. The audio file can be uploaded to a QR code creator and the QR code can be posted in the classroom for i-pad access. QR codes can be used to deliver directions or clues to motivate learning, provide an opportunity for publication of student work and are a form of authentic assessment.
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All
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