Classroom Techventures

Mini ed-tech conference for K-12 teachers

Classroom Techventures 2015

Tuesday, July 14th, 8:30am-2:30pm

4210 Independence Dr

Schnecksville, PA

A mini ed-tech conference for K-12 educators to learn about tools, trends, and techniques to use in their classroom.

Cost: $75.00 ($10.00 discount for PAECT members.)

Act 48 Hours: 5

As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology Steve

Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking.

Currently serving as Discovery Education's Director of Social Media

Strategy and Online Community, Dembo was among the first educators to

realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0

technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning

communities. Dembo is co-author of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power

Up Your Teaching and an adjunct professor for Wilkes Unversity where he

serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course

within the Instructional Media degree program.

8:30 - 9:00............Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15............Welcome & Introductions

9:15 - 10:15..........Keynote Speaker - Steve Dembo, Discovery Education

10:30 - 11:15........Concurrent Session #1

11:15 - 12:15........Lunch

12:15 - 1:00..........Concurrent Session #2

1:15 - 2:00............Concurrent Session #3

2:00 - 2:30............Closing

Concurrent Sessions

Project S.T.O.R.Y.

Learn how to increase reading appreciation and participation, particularly amongst the ESL and support students at the elementary level while simultaneously bringing excitement toward on-line/device reading which we believe will increase as we move forward. Presentation will showcase augmented reality applications.

Discovery Education Tools for Engagement

Explore how to effectively utilize Discovery Education's Board Builder in the classroom. Board Builder is a strong tool for inquiry based assignments for students, project-based assignments, and even a centers-approach. Board Builder allows teachers to organize a work space and have all of the materials for students to utilize in one particular spot. The “Boards” are student-friendly and appealing to the eye. They can be used to deliver information to students, and students are able to use it to deliver their new learned knowledge to the rest of the class and the teacher.

Going Paperless with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is one of the most effective applications for improving a teacher’s workflow. “Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education” Come explore all the advantages of moving to Google Classroom.

Creating Augmented Reality Learning Experiences

We will examine how you can use augmented reality to create a classroom environment of sharing and exploration. This session will introduce you to the augmented reality app Aurasma and how to begin using it to make your physical classroom come alive with the use of mobile devices.

Class Full of Apps

Just getting started with Google Chrome? Are you aware that there are thousands of apps that work within your Chrome browser? This session will introduce you to 30 of these educational Chrome apps. Get ready for a fast paced session with loads of educational possibilities to be used in your classroom immediately.

Teachers' Top Classroom Apps

There are thousands and thousands of apps available and it can be challenging to determine which ones are the best for the classroom. During this session we will review 20 apps that you can start using immediately.

Click here to register for Classroom Techventures

Registration is open until July 3, 2014. Discounted rate for PAECT members!

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

Curriculum & Instruction/Educational Technologies Department