Classroom Connections
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DC1103
Save Yourself from Search Overload
This session is designed to help you narrow your focus to portals and websites that can address specific content needs in the Reading, Language Arts, and Math domains.

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Presenter: Denise Blevins (blevinsred@gmail.com)
Pete Mirich Elementary School, Weld County School District
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: Pre-K–Elementary
Session: Wednesday 1:30pm–2:30pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 1



DC1104
Google Apps for Professional Development
Find out how Google Apps can increase participant engagement, enhance efficiency, and accelerate productivity for your team’s professional development.

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Presenter: Sohne VanSelus (sohne.vanselus@dcsdk12.org)
eDCSD: Colorado Cyber School, Douglas County School District
Technical Focus: Web 2.0 Tools, Social Media
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 1



DC1203
Get Googled Classroom Connections
Discover methods to creatively and effectively use Google Apps to challenge your students to construct, collaborate, and evaluate as they digitally meet the 21st Century.

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Presenter: Erin Mayer (emayer@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Oberon Middle School, Jefferson County Public Schools
Technical Focus: Science, Google Apps
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 1:30pm–2:30pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 2



DC1204
Need Helpdesk Software?
Technological help needs to be well-organized and well-documented. We implemented Spiceworks free network management software to create a trouble ticket website for our staff—learn how our help desk dramatically improved as a result.

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Presenter: Matt Brooker (mattbr@buena-vista.k12.co.us)
Buena Vista High School, Buena Vista School District R-31
Co-Presenter: Kevin Hargrove
Technical Focus: Techie
Grade Level: High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 2



DC1304
Microsoft Office 2010 OneNote for Educators & Students
Want to get organized, get rid of all that paper, be able to find those lesson plans, search for a keyword, find a handout, have students organized and collaborating? OneNote planner and note-taking software is a valuable and under-utilized solution for educators.

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Presenter: Leslie Raffelson (raffelsonl@peetzschool.org)
Peetz School, Plateau School District
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Techie, Multimedia, Social Media
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 3



DC1403
Snagit: Stealing Isn’t Always Illegal
Learn to create step-by-step visual directions with Snagit screen capture software. Enhance student assignments with markups and graphics, or make visual presentations to be used in a variety of content areas.

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Presenter: Denee Child (dchild@lewispalmer.org)
Lewis-Palmer High School, Lewis-Palmer School District #38
Co-Presenter: Carrie Hendrix
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Techie, Multimedia
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 1:30pm–2:30pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 4



DC1404
Piano Marvel
Teach students to teach themselves piano, guitar, or drums using Piano Marvel software. Simple and engaging, Piano Marvel revolutionizes the process of learning an instrument.

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Presenter: Tim Peters (tim.peters@colostate-pueblo.edu)
Colorado State University–Pueblo
Technical Focus: The Arts, Music
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 4



DC1504
APS Student Tech Fair
Grand prize winners from the fourth annual APS Technology Fair share projects they created that showcase their units of study over the year.

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Presenter: Shannon Wentworth (scwentworth@aps.k12.co.us)
6th Avenue Elementary School, Aurora Public Schools
Co-Presenter: Gwynn Moore
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Web 2.0 Tools, Techie, Multimedia, Wikis, Blogs
Grade Levels: Pre-K–Elementary, Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 5



DC2101
Build School Culture Now: Social Networking
Learning is social! See just how powerful a social network can be for creating student ownership, as well as a supportive school and classroom culture.

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Presenter: Sohne VanSelus (sohne.vanselus@dcsdk12.org)
eDCSD: Colorado Cyber School, Douglas County School District
Technical Focus: Web 2.0 Tools, Social Media
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Thursday 9:30am–10:30am
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 1



DC2102
Googlific Assessment
Use the power of Google forms to build pre- and post-assessments for students that are easily accessible, measurable, and gradable.

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Presenter: Andrea Pless (aradclif@jeffco.k12.co.us)
North Arvada Middle School, Jefferson County Public Schools
Technical Focus: Educators
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 1



DC2201
Share Powerful Assessments with Digital Portfolios
Using Share, students can create portfolios that are highly representative of a varied body of work. Share captures performances and reflections through text, voice, and video which are then shared through HTML, Flash®, and interactive PDF files.

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Presenter: Matt Keillor (mkeillor@tech4learning.com)
Tech4Learning
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Multimedia
Grade Levels: Pre-K–Elementary, Middle School
Session: Thursday 9:30am–10:30am
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 2



DC2202
Transformation: Creating a 21st Century One-On-One Classroom
Follow one teacher’s yearlong journey to implement a technology-rich science curriculum through her newly created one-on-one classroom. Learn how to use free, web-based tools such as Google Apps and Edmodo to enrich the learning experience.

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Presenter: Erin Mayer (emayer@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Oberon Middle School, Jefferson County Public Schools
Technical Focus: Science, Web 2.0 Tools, Google Apps, Social Media
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 2



DC2301
Battle of the Book in the 21st Century
Learn ideas that connect “Battle of the Books” with the digital generation. Write about, question, and practice competing for the literary confrontation with these 40 titles and your young students.

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Presenter: Melissa Smead (melissa.smead@d11.org)
Learning Resource Services, Colorado Springs School District 11
Technical Focus: Language Arts, Web 2.0 tools, Google Apps, Social Media, Wikis, Blogs
Grade Level: Pre-K–Elementary
Session: Thursday 9:30am–10:30am
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 4



DC2302
Curriculum Customization Service: A Tool for Customizing Science Instruction
The Curriculum Customization Service (CCS) is an integrated, web-based tool designed to facilitate teachers’ planning and delivery of differentiated instruction. CCS enhances existing curricula using digital library resources and shared, teacher-contributed materials in the context of articulated learning goals.

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Presenter: Loretta Melhado (lmelhado@ucar.edu)
Technical Focus: Science, Web 2.0 Tools, Multimedia, Professional Development, Digital Libraries and Communities of Practice
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 3



DC2401
Free Web Tools for Teaching
Content Specialists from the Colorado Department of Education will demonstrate helpful Web-based tools from Google and Intel, as well as explain the benefits of using webinars as a communication tool.

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Presenter: Barry Cartwright (cartwright_b@cde.state.co.us)
Colorado Department of Education
Co-Presenters: Brenda Barr, Mary Pittman, Teresa Yohon, Karol Gates, Amy Engleman
Technical Focus: Multimedia
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Thursday, 9:30am–10:30am
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 4



DC2402
Internet Resources for the Science Teacher
Bring your K-5 science lessons alive with the help of the Internet. You will walk away from this dynamic session with numerous resources that can easily be integrated into your instruction.

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Presenter: Carol Boorom (cboorom@lps.k12.co.us)
Wilder Elementary School, Littleton Public Schools
Technical Focus: Science
Grade Level: Pre-K–Elementary
Session: Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 4



DC2501
Information Literacy: A Collaboration of Technology and Research
Session participants will learn how to implement an information literacy unit, coordinate the results, and track the progression of students’ learning through the use of product examples, discussion, and video.

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Presenter: Abbey Sonnenberg (abbey.sonnenberg@eagleschools.net)
Eagle Valley Middle School, Eagle County School District
Technical Focus: Language Arts
Grade Level: Middle School
Session: Thursday 9:30am–10:30am
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 5



DC2502
One-Sentence Research Paper
Discover a quick way to teach Modern Language Association (MLA) format to students by researching the question “Why did the chicken cross the road?” in EBSCO, taking citation information, then writing a “paper” in MLA format with in-text citation.

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Presenter: Sally Bertoli (Sally_Bertoli@dpsk12.org)
Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Denver Public Schools
Technical Focus: Language Arts
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School
Session: Thursday 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Copper Pavilion, Table 5