VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

Tuesday, December 9 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Ignite! Sessions

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Teresa Coffman - Teaching Through Google Glass
Unlock your educational potential through the use of Google Glass to create innovative pedagogical methodologies that foster creativity in teaching and learning. Build upon sociocultural learning theories to help you unlock this potential. This presentation will serve all audience members and applies to standard ISTE T 1 – using wearable technologies to foster creative and innovative thinking. The idea of creativity and teaching and learning through the use of mobile technologies, specifically wearable technologies, is stressed. The theme of this ignite session is on collaborating and connecting through technology. It will create an opportunity for participants to build on the conference theme to take an active role in engaging learners using technology as a tool.

Kim Wilkens - Hello World: Transforming Users into Creators, Collaborators & Activists!
Kim has been collecting "Hello, World!" moments from coders around the world? Find out why during her Ignite talk.

Barb Gruber - The Importance of Play

Eric De Boer - Harry Potter Comes To School
Remember the paintings that came to life in Harry Potter? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-bXjK_5C8g) That power exists within each teachers and each students. How? Through the magic of augmented reality. Holding a tablet or phone in front of a picture can now turn the image into something entirely different, allowing for movies, slideshows, music, or other information to "augment reality". Attenders will hear our school used augmented reality to transform our school yearbook, library, and student art show. For the first time, we were able to add pictures in April, May, and June...as well as include videos and performances from school events. Students can scan books in the library to watch other students give a book review so they can consider if the book would interest them. Our art show let parents watch the artists as they created and described their artwork. All of this was possible through the free app Aurasma, available on iOS and Android devices.

Anita Harris - All Hands on EdTech in the Classroom
Today’s classrooms are demanding of both teachers and students. To meet those demands, there must be “All Hands on EdTech for the Classroom”. No longer can just the teacher provide ALL the learning. Students have to take ownership of the learning more. Todo this, teachers have to let go of always being the one leading the learning and allow students to be leaders, facilitators,collaborators, creators and makers of the learning. How can this happen when teachers have so much to do and more time being taken away from instruction? This Ignite session will take a look at afew EdTech solutions that could help teachers provide more options for students and once set up, can be more student-driven. 

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Eric De Boer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Saint Bridget School
Born & shaped in Michigan. Diversified & deepened by Philadelphia. Putting down roots & loving Virginia. | | | | Learner. Technology explorer. Collaborator. Husband. Ultimate frisbee player. | | | | @edtechwolverine
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Teresa Coffman

Professor, University of Mary Washington
Teresa Coffman is a Professor at the University of Mary Washington College of Education. She is interested in understanding and designing environments and instructional approaches that help people learn how to think. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding... Read More →
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Anita Harris

Coordinator of Testing & Pupil Personnel, Franklin City Public Schools
EdTech advocate who is always seeking, always learning, always sharing... | | ​~ Coordinator of Testing & Pupil Personnel, Franklin City Public Schools | ~ Board Director, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) | ~ Certified Online Facilitator, PBS TeacherLine... Read More →
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Kim Wilkens

Coordinator of Computer Science Initiatives, St. Anne's-Belfield School
I am passionate about transforming technology users into technology creators, collaborators and activists, so I am super excited to be part of a community that shares this vision and is leading the way for others.

Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am

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