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We all know that we have some remarkable examples of how students and teachers are leveraging the power of technology to empower and develop deep-sustained learning but how do we get these sparks of innovation to spread throughout our entire district to create and cultivate a new learning culture? This year’s TechFest is all about fanning the flame. We are coming together to be challenged, collaborate and share our visions and practices for moving forward in the digital learning frontier.

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Thursday, May 30
 

7:45am

Coffee with Big Bird

Enjoy a nice cup of coffee and get connected with someone great peeps that Tweet! Be sure to stop by and thank Sehi Computer Products for the java!


Sponsors
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Sehi Computer Products

Sehi is the supplier for all your computing needs, including servers, desktop systems, printers, plotters, scanners, projectors, mass storage devices, networking products, computer accessories, fax machines, software and more. We are an authorized reseller of HP, Epson, Cannon, Konica... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 7:45am - 8:15am
Huntington Beach Room

8:30am

Welcome & Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Gittisriboongul

Patrick Gittisriboongul

Director, Educational Technology and Information Systems, HBUHSD
avatar for Gregory Plutko

Gregory Plutko

Superintendent, Huntington Beach UHSD


Thursday May 30, 2013 8:30am - 8:45am
Board Room

8:45am

Embracing a New Culture of Learning

In this talk, Doug Thomas presents “A New Culture of Learning,” challenging our assumptions about how learning occurs and laying out his own basic principles. Doug shows how our connected world can be a resource for learning, and he argues that the new culture of learning must leverage systems thinking as well as social and technical infrastructures in new ways. At the same time, it’s essential to cultivate innovation through imagination – and to understand the critical role of play, mentorship, and collaborative meaning making.


Speakers
avatar for Douglas Thomas

Douglas Thomas

Associate Professor and Cyberculturist, USC, Annenberg School for Communication
Douglas Thomas is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota in Communication in 1992 and specializes in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies of Technology.  He is... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 8:45am - 9:15am
Board Room

9:30am

BYOD and YouTube in the classroom

This semester I played with "Bringing Your Own Device" (BYOD) to class.  I will share my experience with BYOD and Classroom Expectations.  I will also share how my students created YouTube projects to support the Common Core Standards.

Resources Site: https://sites.google.com/a/hbuhsd.edu/tech-fest--byod-youtube/ 

Icon By Willsj1 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Ohara

Kimberly Ohara

Science Teacher, Ocean View High School
I am the Health Teacher at Ocean View HS. I have officially gone paperless this semester using the LMS "Canvas". I am passionate about health, fitness, mountaineering and learning new 2.0 tools to bring into my classroom.



Thursday May 30, 2013 9:30am - 9:40am
Board Room

9:30am

ePortfolios: CIBACS Style

Come see how we redesigned the junior year in our Center for International Business and Communication Studies (CIBACS) Fastrak project. Now, every CIBACS student creates their own Google site and uses it to post their project's work preparation documents and final product.

Resource Page: https://docs.google.com/a/hbuhsd.edu/presentation/d/1VPvU90v3sfv5XB-mFhh2g1xZ_XwdCgPHIW6A5n_D-UA/


Speakers
avatar for Brian Boone

Brian Boone

Social Science Teacher, Edison High School
From a teaching perspective, I can't say enough about how marvelous Canvas LMS has opened up new possibilities in my ability to connect with the students in my class. It really takes advantage of the information age by allowing students to take immediate ownership of class content... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:30am - 9:40am
Huntington Beach Room

9:30am

How My Student's Reading Comprehension Skyrocketed

The discussion tool in Canvas has provided my students with the ability to engage in the most fruitful and in depth analysis of a text that I have ever enjoyed in my teaching career.

I'll show you how I set the stage to provide the purpose for reading in a discussion topic and allow them a private space to read, write and think collaboratively as they work to understand complex texts together. In doing this, my students teach other key ideas in the text and essentially engage in community reading outside the classroom!

 

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=27775

 


Speakers
avatar for Allison Taylor

Allison Taylor

English Language Arts Teacher, Ocean View High School
I love to use technology to engage students in the love of literature and language! When I'm not working with students, I enjoy reading, traveling, or being in the wilderness surrounded by mountains and the splendor of Mother Earth! A main motivator for my love of technology is its... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:30am - 9:40am
Viking Room

9:30am

There's a new iBoss in Town

To address such issues associated with the “new web” and concerns related to BYOD for schools and mobile device management (MDM) for education, iboss SWG filter provides granular access by “punching holes” within sites and gaining only desired content, e.g., allowing Twitter.com/sallysclass but blocking twitter.com in general for students.

Our Educational Customers

Additionally, iboss’ advanced proprietary algorithms that are uniquely designed for schools and educational institutions now provide greater flexibility and new management options. For example, to control YouTube access, administrators can use the iboss SWG web filter to gain that desired access and customize the YouTube options while simultaneously and dynamically stripping unwanted content, including ads and unrelated videos.

Not all school Internet filters are created equal. The iboss SWG web filter is ideal for combating the ever-surfacing web-security challenges related to BYOD for schools, MDM for education, and school-supplied technology. It provides educational networks’ enterprise-grade solutions with exceptional protection through layer 7 inspection with DPI, signatures, and heuristics. The iboss SWG web filter secures networks across all 65,535 ports, including SSL.



Thursday May 30, 2013 9:30am - 10:00am
Charger Room

9:40am

Paperless Assessments using Canvas

I will show you how I used the flexible assessment tools built right into the Canvas LMS, to implement customized quizzes for my classes. Learn how I took advantage of the standards and rubrics features and attacheded them to my assessments to provide quick and meaningful feedback and grades to my students.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Zook

Thomas Zook

Teacher, Marina High School


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:40am - 9:50am
Board Room

9:40am

Printers Making Printers
As 3D printing becomes more accessible to the public, educators are learning how this technology can -and is- revolutionizing the classroom. Kevin will show us how his students are using 3D printing in the classroom to create solutions to real world design problems. Kevin will show us how he plans on expanding his 3D printing program by using the online charity DonorsChoose.org to help fund his "Printers Making Printers" project.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Crossett

Kevin Crossett

Engineering Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:40am - 9:50am
Viking Room

9:40am

Socrative vs Poll Everywhere

I have been using different Student Response Systems in my classroom to engage my students with questions, exit tickets, short answer, true false responses during class, as a warmup, and at the end of class.  I will share my experiences and what I have found to work and why.


Speakers
avatar for Sally Grasse

Sally Grasse

Mathematics Teacher, Marina High School


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:40am - 9:50am
Huntington Beach Room

9:50am

ClassCards

Class Cards is an app (supported on Apple and Droid) that has completely changed participation in my class. It costs only $5.  Come and see why it is well worth it.  The gist of it is that at any time you can randomly call on students, and grade their response on the spot with one click.  Each month or quarter the aggregate of these marks can become your students' "Classwork/participation" grades. Gone are the days of arbitrary participation grades or tally-marks on a clipboard!

Resource Doc: https://docs.google.com/a/hbuhsd.edu/document/d/1ucq-tMIno74uEKtp2dSYylsv4uKP1W0lTvFW6q5n7rk/edit 


Speakers
avatar for Casey Harelson

Casey Harelson

English Language Arts Teacher, Huntington Beach High School



Thursday May 30, 2013 9:50am - 10:00am
Viking Room

9:50am

Facebook vs. Edmodo: a Social Learning Experiment

For the past few years I have been using Facebook as a way to extend learning outside my classroom and enable my students to connect with each other. This year I decided to add Edomodo to the mix. I’ll be sharing how this blend turned-out and the ups and downs of each.

Presentation Slides 

 


Speakers
avatar for Nichole Murray

Nichole Murray

Spanish teacher, Marina High School



Thursday May 30, 2013 9:50am - 10:00am
Board Room

9:50am

What's it Like to Teach Online?

Did you know our district launched our first online class this year? I'll be sharing my experiences and impressions (both good & bad) on what it's like to teach online. Questions are welcome!


Speakers
avatar for Leonard Ibarra

Leonard Ibarra

Westminster High School


Thursday May 30, 2013 9:50am - 10:00am
Huntington Beach Room

10:05am

Curating Your Life with Evernote

Interested in exploring how a low-cost, cross-platform, cloud-based tool can help you organize and keep track of your digital "stuff"? Come learn about Evernote. Spoiler alert: It's a great tool to use with your students as well! Walk away with a top 10 list of ideas for using Evernote with your students.

Resource website: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/394203394987786240


Speakers
avatar for Tim Green

Tim Green

Professor of Educational Technology, California State University, Fullerton
Tim Green, Ph.D., a former K-12 teacher, is a professor of educational technology at CSU, Fullerton. He co-coordinates an online MS program in Educational Technology. He has written and presented on a variety of topics dealing with the use of educational technology in K12 and higher... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 10:05am - 10:20am
Board Room

10:05am

Science, the Common Core, and Canvas: Year 1

Canvas offers tools and capabilities that function extremely well to intertwine specific content areas (science, social science) with the reading and writing called for by the common core. In this session I will offer essential questions and suggestions for teachers ready to test the water of blended learning. I will share some samples of writing assignments and solutions to common first time hurdles. Specific content will include developing a primary document based writing assignment to support lab work. Common core standards in both reading and writing will be directly addressed along with Canvas specific tools.

 


Speakers
avatar for Marcos Cabrera

Marcos Cabrera

Teacher, HBUHSD Edison High School
In my personal life I love spending time with my family, music, and building the occasional gaming PC. In education, I love teaching chemistry because of the perfect marriage of vocabulary and mathematics. As a longtime hardcore computer nerd, I also enjoy trying out the latest technology... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 10:05am - 10:20am
Charger Room

10:05am

The Pi's the Limit!

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming."

Come see a Raspberry Pi in action and get some ideas on how students can use it to be resourceful, creative and innovative problem finders & solvers.

 


Speakers
avatar for Nic Buihner

Nic Buihner

Web Developer, HBUHSD



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:05am - 10:20am
Viking Room

10:05am

The Textbook Transformation

Say goodbye to the textbook as we’ve known it! The shift to digital publishing is creating seismic changes in how teachers and students engage in instructional content. Publishers are taking a different approach to content delivery, with more emphasis on curating and organizing the electronic content that exists and offering it in modular, bite-size pieces. Digital content will look less like the static PDF and more like the interactive applications that live on your iPad. See how the new tools for learning integrate video, student collaboration, video-gaming strategies, and embedded assessments. We will explore examples of iBooks textbooks from the major publishers, iTunes U Courses created by K12 educators, and textbook-like apps with a proven track record for improving student performance.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Lee

Cheryl Lee

Development Executive, Apple
Learning is being transformed daily with new digital forms of information access, presentation and interaction between the two. I am intensely interested in the match between these new forms of learning and our individual brains. It's a very dynamic time in education and an opportunity... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:05am - 10:35am
Huntington Beach Room

10:20am

Bringing Nature into your Classroom: Using Live Streaming Video

Jason has spearheaded an innovative environmental studies project using a solar powered, wireless, remote operated HD camera to record a bird nesting colony at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The audio and video are streaming live 24/7 and being recorded in order to better understand the nature of the Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern (both threatened with extinction) nesting activities. Jason will demonstrate the capabilities of the system and discuss the value of using this technology in the classroom to engage students in our oceanography / biology curriculum.

 

Photo by Mike Baird, bairdphotos.com [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 


Speakers
avatar for Jayson Ruth

Jayson Ruth

Oceanography Teacher, Huntington Beach High School



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:20am - 10:35am
Charger Room

10:20am

Using Web Pages & Social Media in Coaching

Looking for an easy way to make a nice looking, professional website? Want to leverage the power of social media to improve communication? I'll show you how I use Weebly to make a track & field website that helps with organizing team activities and how incorporating Twitter helps me communicate with my team members. No, this isn't just for coaches! This can easily be adapted for any activity.


Speakers
avatar for Grant Mosher

Grant Mosher

English Teacher & Head Track Coach, Ocean View High School



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:20am - 10:35am
Viking Room

10:20am

A Hangout About Hangouts (metahangout)

Here's your chance to be part of a live Google Hangout about using Google Hangouts. Come learn about the ins & outs of using Google Hangouts in education and how they are a perfect tool to increase communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. From PD in your PJ’s to bringing in experts from around the world, Sean will show you a whole new world.


Speakers
avatar for Sean Beavers

Sean Beavers

District Coordinator of Technology Integration, West Morris Regional High School District
Sean is a former fourth and fifth grade math, science, and language arts teacher with an insatiable passion for technology ever since he laid his hands on an Apple IIe. Currently, he works for West Morris Regional School District as their District Coordinator of Technology Integration... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:20am - 10:35am
Board Room

10:45am

Gamifying Like it's Sunday Night: Goodbye, Faith. Hello, Carrie!

Get Ready to get your Game on! Joining us from halfway around the world, Rory will show us how to transform our lessons to use the principles of game design to supercharge learning.  We are also thrilled to have Michael Matera beaming in from Wisconsin to share his field experiences as well. Togehter, they will show us some examples of how gamification enables students to knock the 4 C’s (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) right out of the park and point us in the right direction for making our own games.

Additonal Resources:

Photo by Dephisticate: Uploaded by MyCanon (Carrie Underwood) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


Speakers
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, Explore Like a Pirate
Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools. He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic... Read More →
avatar for Rory Newcomb

Rory Newcomb

Tech Integration Coach, American School of Bombay
I am originally from Texas, but I have been an international science educator for the past 13 years. I am currently teaching IB Biology and Integrated Science at the American School of Bombay where I am also a member of the Research and Development team and the Gamification task... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 10:45am - 11:15am
Viking Room

10:45am

A Picture in Time: Tales of a Photo Essay Project

A lot of people think photo class is just a hobby. Not true! I’ll take you on a tour of our photo essay project and show you how to structure a learning unit that aligns with the Common Core standards, while requiring students to master skills at each step of the way. Projects are a perfect way to create an environment in which students are challenged to think critically, collaborate, and be creative. We all know these are key ingredients for success in both the classroom and the workplace but how do you personalize your instruction and implement projects so the students thrive and you survive?

Time is our nemesis! We never seem to have enough time to keep up with it all, but with the help of technology, I was able to develop an efficient workflow which maximized my interactions with my students and provide them the support they needed to master both content and skills. As a bonus, I’ll also show how giving feedback for learning and grading is as ‘easy as a swipe’ using the iPad SpeedGrader App.


Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Schwab

Nicholas Schwab

Teacher, HBHS



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:45am - 11:15am
Huntington Beach Room

10:45am

The Best Audience Is Not You: Why Student Blogging WORKS

For the past fifteen years I've held the belief that I am the WORST audience for my students. My students always write better when they write for the peers or anyone else but me. Student blogging takes that to a new level by putting student writing out their for anyone to read. What's even better is that they are getting feedback from adults other than you.

Blog Site: http://mrtheriaultfvhs.wordpress.com/ 


Speakers
avatar for David Theriault

David Theriault

Teacher, Fountain Valley High School
I'm an English Literature Teacher who loves to take risks and meet new people. I love everything #nerd, comic books, sci-fi, samurai films, trying new food, and old school hip-hop and punk. I'm curious and I raise my hand WAY TOO often in meetings. I've taught AP English Literature... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:45am - 11:15am
Board Room

10:45am

The Wi-Fi Showdown!

Are you ready for a Wi-Fi Rumble? Bring your Apple iOS devices and show Aerohive the coolest thing you can use them for with an Apple TV hooked up to a projector. Rumor has it the winner of this showdown will be taking home an Apple TV!

Airplay, AppleTVs, Chromebooks, iPads, BYOD? No Problem for Aerohive! Bring your iPads (or anyother device) to participate in a live demo showcasing what a high quality, blazing fast Wi-Fi infrastructure can do for you.


Speakers
avatar for Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today's networks with cloud-enabled Wi-Fi and routing solutions for medium and large enterprise headquarters, branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 10:45am - 11:15am
Charger Room

11:25am

Chrome Polish

If your not using the Google Chrome web-browser, you are missing out! Join JR, our very own Google Certified Teacher, as he shows you some amazing Chrome browser extensions & applications that will really make you shine! Even if you just use one or two of these tips you’ll be able to make the Internet more useable and increase your productivity!

Resource Site: Chrome Extensions & Applications


Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →



Thursday May 30, 2013 11:25am - 11:55am
Board Room

11:25am

Serving Up Delicious Data

Are you ready for some tasty treats? Alice is going to show you some amazing ways to find public data and serve it up using Google Fusion Tables. After sampling this goodness you’ll not only be begging for seconds, but you will have powerful new ways for your students to conduct global research and construct their own datalicious recipes for learning.

Note: This session assumes a working knowledge of Google Forms and Spreadsheets but you don’t have to be an expert.

Resource Site: https://docs.google.com/a/hbuhsd.edu/document/d/1mrIPL23H0tTdG4rSoOHE_kCgR7DqYe8pX-SfLvV3LKs/edit 


Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Teacher, AliceKeeler
I am a collaborator. Technology should exist to make our lives more efficient and better, it should not be a brick. Spreadsheets and data are not something to be afraid of, they are tools of awesomeness.



Thursday May 30, 2013 11:25am - 11:55am
Viking Room

11:25am

Teeter-Totter Tech Tips

Take two great teachers who are passionate about using technology to fuel learning, give them 5 minutes to share some cool tips and let them go back and forth and you have the makings of some "teeter-totter tech tips".

Sean will give you some basic training in photography and videography so the next time you do a project you'll be able to help your students produce high quaility media. Tips will include:

  • Photography: composition / lighting
  • Video: narrative / variety of shots
  • Resource website


Holly will offer a different angle and focus on:

  • Conditional Formatting in Google Forms
  • Student Portfolios- Every educators goal in 2014
  • Collaboration 3.0

 

Photo Credit: Mohylek 12:27, 12 December 2006. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic


Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →
avatar for Sean Ziebarth

Sean Ziebarth

Teacher, Huntington Beach Union HS Distric
Teaching is my profession and hobby. I love to learn with my students as we tell stories about our world, question everything, rethink our assumptions, privilege the amateur over the expert, revise, revise, revise.


Thursday May 30, 2013 11:25am - 11:55am
Charger Room

11:25am

Carding, Spinning & Weaving

In this session, Hilary will give you an insider's look at how her team at Instructure builds new features into Canvas. If you don't like something about Canvas, Hilary wants to hear from you and learn from your ideas on how to make Canvas better. She'll also share what lies ahead on the product roadmap and a powerful way to use Canvas to draw students into deeper learning.

Image: {PD-US}


Speakers
avatar for hilary

hilary

VP, K12 Strategy, Instructure


Thursday May 30, 2013 11:25am - 11:55am
Huntington Beach Room

12:00pm

Lunch

Enjoy a great lunch courtesy of Aerohive!


Sponsors
avatar for Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today's networks with cloud-enabled Wi-Fi and routing solutions for medium and large enterprise headquarters, branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Huntington Beach Room

12:45pm

Keys to Cultivating Innovation in a Digital World

So you want to use technology to take learning to the next-level but how do you go about it and how do we get tech-empowered learning to spread across our schools? In this talk, Brad will highlight keys to cultivating innovation in our classrooms, schools and district and address the role technology plays. He will also share some essential principles to change management, give us a litmus test for effective technology use and address recent trends such as 1:1 and BYOD.

Brad loves questions, so get ready to ask away!

Google Doc notes :: Presentation Slides

Speakers
avatar for Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad Ovenell-Carter has spent more than 15 years exploring the impact of technology on education. If there’s one thing he’s learned in all this, it’s that the essence of technology has nothing at all to do with anything technological.



Thursday May 30, 2013 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Board Room

1:30pm

Throw Down
Thursday May 30, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Board Room

2:30pm

Student Spotlights
We've saved the best for last! Our students will be presenting 5 minute TED style talks on how they have used technology to take learning to the nex-level. Topics will include:

Speakers
avatar for Catt Phan

Catt Phan

Scholar, Fountain Valley High School
In my free time I moonlight as the Queen of Saigon.


Thursday May 30, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Board Room

3:00pm

SLAM on Air

You have a minute or less to share your favorite thing you learned. This is voluntary and you can SLAM more than once. We will NOT say “SLAM” at the end cause that is LAME. This will be recorded live via Google Hangouts on Air and we will share the YouTube URL and a Google Doc containing all resources shared with entire district.


 

 


Thursday May 30, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Board Room