First time at CUE? Want to jump-start your experience? Find out how the conference REALLY works- and meet some movers and shakers in the process.
Also in its FIFTH year now, the Bloggers' Cafe is an informal, couch-chairs-floor gathering area in the conference center for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers' Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it.
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the 2010 and 2011 CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about the 2012 contest and pick up free posters highlighting these breathtaking winners -- compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community.
Diane Ravitch is an historian of education at New York University. Her best-selling book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, has made her one of the nation’s most sought after speakers on current issues. She is a graduate of Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and holds a PhD from Columbia University. She has received nine honorary doctorates and many awards for her scholarship. She served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Research and Improvement in the administration of President George H.W. Bush and was appointed to two terms on the National Assessment Governing Board by the Clinton administration. She lives in New York City.
: All conference attendees are invited to a special General Session Friday morning. Join us after the Keynote for an opportunity to win an Epson Brightlink interactive projector!
We will also be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Recognition. Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future as we introduce the 2012 Board of Directors nominees.
Get there early, as space is limited.
Opening Keynote - Diane Ravitch
Disrupting Class: The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education
Learn techniques that will help you move your students from just digital storytelling to cinematic narrative. This is an accessible approach that will excite your students about using iMovie. You will produce (not watch or listen to) iMovies with green screen footage you have created, Picture in Picture, split screen, layered video, super custom title effects, cropping, Ken Burns effects and cutaways. Shoot video with your Mac’s iSight camera or iOS device. (Loaner laptops and iOS devices available.) Tickets for this session given 1/2 hour before start time- first come, first serve.
Formative, summative, multiple choice,and more! Learn how to conduct all of the essential forms of assessment using Promethean’s Learner Response System, including Votes, Expressions, and Engage. We’ll talk about designing your own assessments and using existing resources, as well as when to use different kinds of questions.
AT Assessments kits are needed so students with special needs can be assessed. But what devices do you need in your kit? This presentation will share the important devices needed with any type of budget.
Learn how to create digital learning environments in Moodle that will engage students and provide them multiple ways to access, learn and express what they know.
Explore the Khan Academy’s teacher-inspired data views and investigate different strategies for data driven instruction.
Learn how to shoot and edit movies using Appe’s iMovie. Get a basic understanding of the application and the information you need to make movie magic using a Mac, iPad or iPhone.
Participants will learn to implement the newest features in iOS apps for communication: Proloquo2Go, ArtikPix, and Pictello. The apps address needs in augmentative communication, speech articulation, and social communication.
Learn the fundamentals of classroom blogging! Award-winning teacher shares her techniques for teaching quality commenting and encouraging parent participation in an authentic online learning community.
Engage EL students and move them to higher proficiency levels on the CELDT by using iOS mobil devices that boost listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide all attendees the strategies, techniques, and methods to produce effective presentations. The methods and examples shared are applicable to any format in which a presentation is to be delivered: professional development, classroom instruction, online instruction, professional conference, etc.
This session will focus on Ed Tech legislation from both a California and Federal perspective. John Cradler and Marianne Pack, CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee co-chairs will share current news pertinent to California and Hilary Goldman, ISTE Dir. of Government Affairs will bring us up to date on Federal legislation. Important initiatives such as the Governor's Ed Tech and Digital Literacy action plan, the CUE Advocacy Platform, the status of CTAP and SETS, federal EETT updates, ESEA Reauthorization, E-Rate, and broadband deployment will be covered. There is much to hear and learn about, a session you won't want to miss.
It’s simple; when students make films achievement goes way up. Learn the research-based pedagogy of filmmaking that raises student learning. Learn how to build a sustainable, high-profile student film festival to become a fulcrum of change toward student-centered learning in your school or district.
The Apple i-devices have become increasingly popular, not only as personal devices, but also as computing devices in the K-12 arena. This presentation is designed to expose participants to a variety of tips and tricks for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The presentation is supported by a wiki to which participants will have access after the conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, battery life, archiving, creating folders, iPhoto tips, multi-tasking, using the device when traveling, and web clippings. Opportunities will be provided for participants to share tips and tricks.
In this hands-on session, we will explore several Web 2.0 tools that allow special needs students to practice, create, and publish as they improve their academic skills. Bring your own computer if you’d rather not share!
Hands-on double session: See how mobile technology, using the iPad, can help you create multimedia projects and presentations, teach relevant content, read, explore, and have fun. Session runs through 12:30 pm.
Originally conceived as a "fringe festival" or a "salon de refuses," CUE Unplugged is an all-day alternate presentation venue inside the conference--anyone can sign up to present on a topic that might not have been current when proposals for the conference were due, or maybe even a topic that didn't get accepted to the main conference! Or maybe you were just nervous to apply! Held in a formal presentation area at CUE, these sessions are also streamed live to those not able to physically attend CUE. Sessions are half the normal length of a CUE presentation. For signup information go to www.CUEunplugged.com
CUE Unplugged is not for commercially-sponsored presentations, however, so please do not submit to present on any commercial project or product with which you have any association.
Discover the treasure trove of app, extensions, themes, and collections in Google Chrome!
Learn how to create beautiful interactive and engaging iBooks using iBook Author. Get a basic understanding of the application and the information you need to get your books published through iBooks or iTunes U.
Participants will discuss the importance of videos for special needs students who are transitioning from pre-school, kindergarten, and middle school. Transition videos will be shown and the developmental process will be discussed.
With iBooks Author, you and your students can fulfill your potential as publishing authors. Not only can you create interactive multi-touch textbooks, but your students can create their own books, included embedded images, movies, audio clips, and links to the Internet. Walk away from this workshop with your freshly created books that can be shared and enjoyed on any iOS device, such as an iPod touch or iPad. Participants should bring a flash drive with lesson content, or have access to lesson content online (eg. Dropbox); bring an iOS device (iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad) to preview interactive iBooks and to interact with their finished books; need to have an iTunes account. Bring your own laptop.
Discover how the iPad can assist inquiry-based learning. We will discuss how to use the iPad to conduct research, communicate understanding, design solutions, and gather data. You will learn how to use collaborative virtual spaces, differentiate learning, evaluate resources, and foster creativity. You will need to download the following free apps on your iPad; MomentDiary, Dropbox, edmodo, Easy Chart, Qwiki, Wikipanion, Google Earth, Evernote, PlainText, AudioNote lite, Doodle Buddy, iBrainstorm, Popplet, and Stickyboard. A limited quantity of iPads will be available. Tickets for this session given 1/2 hour before start time- first come, first serve.
Discover how student-created movie trailers maximize content knowledge while minimizing technical issues with iMovie. Student producers “direct” their way to upper-level Bloom’s.
Come and see the powerful partnership that has been created between Channel 1 News, the number 1 news broadcast for kids, and Promethean, a national leader in interactive technology. Featuring ready-made, embedded Professional Development, interactive quizzes and activities, this new offering is a slam dunk!
Educators are increasingly leveraging technology to engage students, collaborate with their coworkers and enhance efficiency. This session delves into security basics, provides protection tips and illustrates how to control your content, your ‘digital teacher’, online.
Screencasted grammar lessons become at-home lectures allowing for differentiated instruction in the classroom. See how one middle school teacher linked screencasting with differentiation for her eighth grade language arts students.
Did you know that you and your students could make and edit movies just like the pros without an expensive editing bay or leaving your classroom? Join us as we explore just how easy it is to import media, edit projects, and create movies with Discovery Education streaming media, iPhones/iPads, web 2.0 tools like PhotoPeach, and a simple green shower curtain. Come see and learn media creation in a whole new way.
You know how much you know when you try to teach! Getting students to do this in digital video is not only fun for them and you, but helps them focus on revision powerfully - after all, to be a contest finalist, one truly has to craft the very best piece possible. Find out in this session what you can do to help students prepare entries for a contest as they produce digital video projects for you and each other. The presenter will cover logistics and implementation, show sample student work, and provide template material for how to get started next week!
Locate, free, high quality Web information sources using the California Learning Resource Network Web Information Links collection. Provide your students with selected reference and information resources correlated to the California State Content standards. Excite your students to investigate the Internet safely for research and pleasure.
Discover fabulous, free, open source programs and Web 2.0 tools no teacher or classroom should be without. In an era of decreased funding, we’ll share innovative tools to help your students connect to the curriculum in new ways and create an authentic audience for their work. We’ll demonstrate personal favorites, such as Universal Subtitles, Tagxedo, Wunderlist, and QR codes, as well as recent discoveries from CLRN’s web link reviews. We’ll also provide prizes for audience feedback.
Do you know who your students are talking to online? Do you know if your students are being cyberbullied? This session will provide you with information and resources that will enable you to educate your faculty, parents and students.
Learn how San Diego Unified School District introduced staff K-12 to a suite of technology utilizing backwards design and web 2.0 in their professional development.
Terrified after reading the words “computer programming”? Then Scratch is for you. Introduce your students to Scratch, a free, easy-to-use program designed to teach kids computer programming. Scratch allows students (and teachers) a window into how computer programs come to life.
Learn how the spotlight can shine on your students! This session will highlight the amazing and creative efforts from winners of the California Student Media Festival. Join us to see the innovate ways that technology is used in the classroom across the state. We hope it inspires you to get your students recognized. We will also showcase the FREE submission process and how you can “steal this festival” and start your own regional celebration.
The objective of the presentation will be to introduce participants to educational Apps for young children with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads/iPods to this session.
Moodle is a free resource to create an online classroom environment for your students. Explore a Moodle classroom from a student's perspective, then build a Moodle extension for your own classroom that you can use with your students on Monday.
In this workshop participants will get hands-on experience using a mini-camcorder and editing software. Students and teachers are using small video cameras and smart phone video in unprecedented ways. The small size and ease of use of these mini-camcorders make them perfect for student projects and video blogging. We will explore how video can be best used in schools. The Bloggie shoots high quality video that can be easily imported to either Windows or Macintosh computers. NOTE: Equipment subject to change and may not be most current version if updated within 2 months of conference.
It's doesn't stink! It rocks! It's a workflow that makes sense for the next few years. With the advances of DSLR video and mobile technology-- video production is evolving at a very quick pace. We know the last Final Cut Pro revolutionized post production; it changed how we even view movies. This next edition has its growing pains, but it makes sense for a new decade in digital storytelling.
Easy, amazing and engaging ways to use YouTube in your classroom, even if it's blocked! Tools, workflows and ideas you can use tomorrow!
Please join us in the Onsite Registration area to complete the 2012 Conference Evaluation and receive a free CUE Conference T-shirt (limited supply). The evaluation stations are open Friday, 2-5pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm.
The iPad continues to propel us into the Post-PC era and redefine the landscape for learning. Come join us for more tips on getting the most of your iPad. Some of the topics we will cover include: features of iOS 5 like multi-touch gestures, improving your web experience with Safari Reading Lists and Reader, and “untethered” presenting via Airplay Mirroring. Learn how you can synchronize contacts, calendars and photos on your digital devices and and backup documents with iCloud. Find out how to set up your iPad for PC-free use. Tickets for this session given 1/2 hour before start time- first come, first serve. Updated title and description.
A hands-on presentation about using technology with minimal resistance. Topics include hands-on activities to increase retention, supported with suggested reasons why selected tools support students' academic and future success.
Come see how I use out of the box methods to teach my 4th/5th grade combination class! By using a variety of technology and online supplemental curriculum, I have created a wonderful program that enables me to teach ALL of the subject areas to BOTH grade levels.
Preschool children have diverse learning needs. This session will present apps and tips on using technology with children with language and socialization challenges.
Have you been waiting to learn Final Cut Pro? Now is the time. This concise one-hour session will introduce you to the revolutionary new Final Cut Pro X interface, its organizational tools, editing functioning, titling, and effects.
Hands-on session: Get up and running with Google's free online tools for the classroom! This hands-on workshop for beginners will introduce a number of Google applications including Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Forms, and more. Come and learn why teachers are crazy about Google!
Join Peter H. Reynolds, via Skype, as he challenges educators to incorporate the 4 C's ~ Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity in their approach to teaching and learning. Peter will share his new short film called "Above and Beyond" created in collaboration with The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. This animated fable helps show that content mastery without the 4Cs won’t give students the “wings” required to meet the demands of a higher education, a meaningful career, and life in a global society and world economy. In addition hear about Peter’s six essentials to foster creativity and innovation in the classroom. Participants will walk away with a renewed sense of engagement and a practical list of tools to tackle this challenge.
Are you still lecturing? Students today expect access to "passive" content, like lectures, from anywhere at anytime. And they need higher order thinking skills to be successful contributor to our information society. The relevance of education today is in jeopardy when it's based on expecting students to show up at a particular place and time to listen to someone speak. Flipping your classroom is an instructional model that shifts your lectures outside the classroom, accessible to students through mobile devices and computers. This frees class time for debate, analysis, and critique. In this workshop, I will share student survey results from my own community college art history "flipped classroom" experiment and reflect on how my experiences as a teacher were affected.
Educators and administrators are discovering the power of iPads in education, especially with students who need access the traditional textbook cannot offer. Come explore how iPads are increasing student access.
Our youngest students are digital natives and need digital literacy education. Come see why students and teachers alike love using the free cyber hero program. (Hint: It’s fun and easy!)
Letters alive 2.0 makes learning to read even more fun and exciting! Come experience our revolutionary supplemental reading curriculum that uses the innovative technology of augmented reality to bring letters to life for students in the form of 3D, interactive animals. In the curriculum, students master the building blocks of literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, concepts of print, and comprehension.
Looking for innovative lesson plans? Learn how Open Educational Resources can inspire technology integration across your curriculum (K-12) and generate ideas for incorporating Common Core standards.
Fresno Pacific University is working with K-12 teachers, both locally and throughout the nation, to learn the skills necessary to teach effectively online. During this session, participants will get a chance to hear about this unique program that is developing a professional learning network (PLN) for teachers entering this brave new world. FPU is also partnering with Madera Unified School District to provide a customized, hybrid program to assist in the development of their online teachers.
Worksheets are basic, boring and get recycled after they are returned. Why not use Google Sites to turn paper worksheets into a lasting interactive, interesting, and web-based study guide?
Starting an Assistive Technology program can be daunting. Considerations include staffing, training, and funding. Learn how one school district expanded its program from one school to an entire county.
Addressing the needs of students in a diverse classroom and accommodating the mandates of testing involves the careful implementation of learning interventions that help implement, adapt and deliver content-area curriculum so students can participate at grade-level. Providing differentiated instruction is the answer, but HOW do you differentiate when faced with limited tools and time? In this presentation you will discover how SOLO 6 Literacy Suite, by Don Johnston Inc, combines four industry-standard technologies (Write:OutLoud, Co:Writer, Draft:Builder and Read:OutLoud) to seamlessly move students from reading comprehension through written expression. Considerate supports provide students with models, scaffolds and practice across the learning continuum. Students build skills and utilize strategies so that they are able to move into active, authentic participation.
These ARE the Droids you’re looking for! In this fast-paced workshop, we will explore apps, websites, and sample mobile learning activities using Android devices. Attendees will participate in individual and small group mobile learning activities that can be implemented immediately in the classroom using existing student devices. Lastly, we will explore Android App Inventor and its application in the classroom. Participants must bring their own Android device with version 2.2 OS or greater.
A workshop designed for beginning users of the iPad, this session begins with an out-of-the-box description of the iPad, helping participants understand the hardware and the use of the installed software. iPad basics are covered so that the user understands the tactile operations of the screen. The iTunes store and how to obtain additional apps as well as the sync process, to a computer and to iCloud, is explained. Some fund activities are built in which will engage the audience. Workshop includes iPad2 wifi only 16GB. NOTE: Equipment subject to change and may not be most current version if updated within 2 months of conference.
Are you ready to increase your Excel skills? Learn to manipulate data for better understanding and presentation by using formulas and functions, charts and graphics, and more! Applicable to Mac and Windows.
Move those 3-ring binders from your bookshelf to a virtual space where you can share your favorite sites and documents with friends and colleagues around the world.
Never buy another piece of software again! Attendees will learn how to create all sorts of projects and store them in the 'cloud' to be accessed from any internet device.
Turn to the next chapter in learning with the video, audio and interactivity of iBooks textbooks. Learn how iBooks Author makes it easy to create amazing Multi-Touch books - from lesson guides to portfolios - with this FREE app for the Mac. Drag and drop text from Word or Pages to start and watch your text flow as you add video, images and graphics. Leverage your digital media skills to make the pages pop with widgets for photo galleries, video, Keynote presentations, interactive images and review questions. Tickets for this session given 1/2 hour before start time- first come, first serve. Updated title and description.
Hands-on session: This workshop for intermediate to advanced users of Google tools will introduce a number of Google applications that will help you develop Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in your classroom. Learn how Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Maps, Earth, and Sites can be used to implement the new Bloom's Taxonomy.
Arts and Creativity are not disconnected from technology.
Ideas to spark artsy multimedia projects.
As a first step to revising and updating California’s Education Technology Plan, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson has established an Educational Technology Task Force. The Task Force is charged with developing a set of recommendations to improve the use of education technology in California schools. Learn about the work of the Task Force and participate in a lively discussion on the direction of education technology policy in the state. This is one of several forums, both in person and online, where the Task Force will be taking input from the field.
Deploy and manage large numbers of additional computers in a sustainable way Come see how Open Source enables you to deploy and manage thousands of additional desktops, running either Linux or Windows, in a private cloud environment using LTSP-Cluster. You will be able to see features that Linux desktops offers using thin or fat mode, such as 3D apps, multimedia, secure remote low-bandwidth connections, classroom management and much more, including support for Windows TS. Projects in Education on different scales (100+ to 5000+ machines) will be presented so that you can see for yourself. You want to deploy a large number of computers, lower your current desktop costs and be more flexible in your management? This session is for you!
From language development to behavior supports and social skills, technology opens the door for all students on the autism spectrum! Come experience practical strategies and examples of ways assistive technology engage students in the curriculum will be shared. Innovative ways that digital media is being used to support positive behavior and motivate students will be given. Ideas for video modeling and video prompting that transform the social skills of students on the autism spectrum that participants can implement immediately will be provided.
Come along on this journey as we highlight how to use your class website, Twitter, and Skype to connect with professionals, experts, and leaders!
iPads have evolved into an educational tool that teachers, students, and classes can utilize to organize, create, explore, and learn throughout the curriculum. Hear the specifics, see it in action.
Outside of school technology has exploded, with 80 % of children ages 2-17 using computers. Children use iPhones and iPads, wireless Internet networks, and video games.
But what about homes where there is no technology and students enter school 3,500 hours behind peers.
Learn from a world-class photographer and teacher how to take stunning digital images and manipulate them in Photoshop. Complete what you saw in post-production with the powerful tools in Adobe Photoshop. A hands-on session covering masking, layers and more.
Bring your own technology to class and the need for fast Wi-Fi is rapidly becoming the new norm. An increasing number of mobile devices are entering the marketplace with no wired interface at all. So when wireless connections fail due to bandwidth issues, teaching gets put on hold. Xirrus High Performance Wireless Networks solve the problem of the bandwidth bottleneck in schools by employing innovative, patented technology that integrates multiple components in a single device.
Ready for your close-up? Stop by the Infinite Thinking Machine mobile studio to share your amazing innovative ideas on teaching and learning!
CUE Karaoke, brought to you by CUE members passionate about performance and technology. Stop by to become a soloist, back up singer or just enjoy the fun. Special thanks to the crew from the Music Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET) of Huntington Beach High School and Rock Our World founder, Carol Anne McGuire. Light appetizers will be served (first come, first serve) and a no-host bar will be provided.