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Saturday, September 15th
10:50 AM

Digitally Supported Project-Based Learning

mark j. szymanski, pacific university

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 216

In this session participants will learn about but the process of designing and carrying out real-world project-based learning activities in their classroom that are supported by Web 2.0 technologies.

iPhone Texts and Twitter Feeds for Warmups and Worksheets

Benjamin Brown

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 139

Students are engaged by mocked-up iPhone text chats for warm-ups, and to subject-specific Tweets for practice and question opportunities. I would like to share what I have been working on, and discuss further ideas in this direction.

Social Networking in Upper Elementary

Becky Tengs, Forest Grove Community School

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 019

Before most students reach middle school they already have an online life. Everything they can experience in the real world – learn, explore, chat, share, advocate, make friends, and make enemies – they can also experience online. However, many students turn thirteen without a notion on how to navigate this complex and changing online world. Online social networks are critical tools for students to be successful in a 21st century world. Social networking in the elementary school classroom provides a safe, structured environment for students to develop academic, social, and citizenship skills; as well as the potential to strengthen classroom and school communities. Using several teacher-created website as models, learn strategies to develop and manage your own classroom social network and promote responsible digital citizenship for upper elementary school students.

Top 10 Apps in the New Teacher's Toolkit, 2012-2013

Melanie A. Lorenz, Concordia University - Portland
Jessica Buckley, Concordia University - Portland
Liz Wilks, Concordia University - Portland
Rachel Fortgang, Concordia University - Portland

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 145

Attendees will learn the educational benefits of ten iPad apps to bridge the gap between traditional curriculum and instruction and the technology-driven lives of adolescents.

Using a Student Response System to Promote Critical Thinking

Heather L. Bullock, Pacific University

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 147

Student Response Systems ("clickers") are most frequently used to quiz and test academic success, but they can also be used to take class discussions to new levels.

Using SMART Board technology to get organized and hold your student's attention

Serena Fryer, Forest Grove School District

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Berglund 121

Using SMART Board technology I will show you how to get your lessons organized and turn your worksheets into fun colorful games that will capture the attention of your students.