iPad Conference 2014


Laconia School District
iPad Conference - at the Laconia Middle School
March 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Fee: $25.00 (Open to ALL Staff - PD funds may be used)
Register by March 12th in My Learning Plan (registration opens 2/17/14)
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Conference Schedule
3:30-4:00 Check in & snack
4:00-4:30 Keynote - Terri Forsten, Laconia School District Superintendent
4:35-5:20 Breakout session #1
5:20-6:00 Dinner (Sal's pizza and salad)
6:00-6:45 Breakout session #2
6:45-7:00 Closing & Raffle
(...must be present to win)

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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
Laurie Hale: Woodland Heights School
How to use iMovie and edit your videos
Instead of just using the video function on the iPad, learn to use iMovie to create, edit and produce your own videos.
All
Beg.
Amanda Stefanik LHS
Increasing classroom contribution with iPads
I will present some ideas to increase classroom contribution and participation with both student and teacher use of iPads. I will share how I use edmodo to monitor classroom behavior/participation and help students stay organized. I will also share an app that teachers can use to ensure classroom contribution by all (and reinforce the cold call), as well as to help differentiate student learning using studyblue.
All
Inter.
Rick Crockford and Amy Scott--LHS
Fun with Tap Maps!
We'll show teachers how to use the Tap Map app for both practice and assessment of geography map skills.
All
Beg.
Bobbie Stormann Woodland Heights
Picturebook
Picturebook is an easy to use application that allows students to make digital stories using pictures they have taken. Students take pictures and add text to create a book. This application can be used for creating science books, social studies books, or any other types of books. The app is easy to use and students love creating and sharing their books.

All
Beg.
Michelle Plourde, WHS & Liz Rosenfeld , PSS
QR Codes for Authentic Assessment; Hybrid iPad & PC's
The presentation highlights the use of the Audioboo app on iPad, iPhone or on PC's to record student work. The audio file or "boo" can be uploaded to the Audioboo website.
All
Beg.
Catie Dwinal / Elm Street School
Easy iPad Integration for the Technology Hesitant
You have access to iPads for your classroom, now what? Using the SAMR by Dr. Robert Puentedura, Dwinal will walk you through how to integrate iPads into your everyday teaching keeping it easy for you and a meaningful experience for you and your students. From unique assessment options to ways to control your projector during a lesson, you will find at least one new excuse to borrow that iPad cart. Activity suggestions and resources Dwinal uses in her music classroom with be shared.
All
Beg.
Brian F. Berkowitz, Laconia High School
Travel Made Easy
This session is a repeat from the 2013 conference to benefit the novice. However, 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.
All
Beg.
Elizabeth Strauss
Screencasting and Whiteboarding/Flipped Classroom
Learn how to create and record short video lessons on your iPad, and turn your iPad into a whiteboard. Apps include Teach (for Knowmia), Educreations, Screen Chomp, and Videolicious. A short overview of the apps, and then time to play!
All
Inter.
Coni Dwinal, Karen Snow, Betty Doody
iPads are tools not toys
When working with small groups or giving parents direction, the iPad should be used as a means to gain skills ( vocabulary, following directions, listening comprehension, sequencing) and have meaningful social interactions. This session will look at apps that can address specific skills and how to use them interactively.
K-2
Beg.
Sarah Roberts Laconia Middle School
Uses for one iPad
Learn how even one iPad can be used for organization, management, and instruction. Many of the apps are for teacher use and can used for any grade level. A few of the student apps are more appropriate for 4th grade or higher.

All
Beg.
Rebekah Gonzalez Physical Education
Math, Numbers, and Extras
In this session I will share fun Math apps and how to use the app Numbers to collect and share data. You will also see other apps that I have found helpful.
http://psspewithmrsg.weebly.com/
All
Inter.
Rebekah Gonzalez
Movement Apps
In this session get ready to move! The apps shared are great for movement breaks or as stations.
http://psspewithmrsg.weebly.com/

Inter.
Barbara Fisher & Donna Marie Gamlin
Blogging - The What, The When and The How
This workshop will introduce teachers to what blogging is, when it can be used and how to quickly set one up for an entire class. Teachers will see how blogging has been used in two elementary classrooms, and how it is a tool that allows everyone’s thinking to be shared simultaneously around a topic of study and can lead to better engagement, full participation and quick formative assessments.
All
Beg.
Sonya Roberts
Whitney McCallum
It's Not Just About Apps! - Office 365, Newsela, STEM
Come and explore how to access Office 365, take photos and videos, and have students save work to their OneDrive. This workshop will also cover a wonderful reading site called Newsela. On this site you can choose current event articles, choose lexile levels, monitor student reading, and assess knowledge. Finally, you will be introduced to a number of STEM websites and apps to add STEM skills to your curriculum.
All
Beg.
Ashley Galicki Woodland Heights
Exploring Interactive Non-Fiction Resources and the link to Common Core
During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a handful of interactive non-fiction animal websites that are both fun for students and teachers alike. All resources can be used for daily instructional practices in connecting across the content areas and link to Common Core and The Non-Negotiables. We will be engaging in discovery of resources such as National Geographic for Kids and sharing how these resources can be used to enhance instruction and make research meaningful for students. There will be time allotted for free exploration and sharing of instructional practices to wrap up the session.
K-2
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