Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ohio eTech 2013

     This year I am again presenting multiple sessions at the Ohio eTech Conference.  Presenting, attending, learning, sharing, imagining & connecting are all reasons why I look forward to this conference every year.  There are several great EdTech conferences out there & this is certainly one of them (plus its one of the few close enough that my district will pay for me to go to).

     For those that follow @RaiderEducation on Twitter I will make sure to keep the batteries charged & the tweets flowing all three days of the conference @ #OETC13 & #RPLC.  The Keynote speakers include on Monday, Heather Clayton Staker, a Senior Research Fellow for the Education Practice at Innosight Institute & author of several online & blended learning publications.  On Tuesday, Max Brooks, a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things "techucational" and is a manager of the Discovery Educator Network. Then finally on Wednesday, Andrew Ng, a Co-founder of Coursera, and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford, as well as, Sebastian Thrun, a CEO of Udacity, a start-up focused on democratizing higher education.  After last year's keynotes bombed, save Brene Brown who single handedly made the week worth it, I am hoping for great thoughts, ideas, & insight from all four keynotes this year!

     For those of you attending Ohio eTech make sure & check out my three sessions below.  Not the best time slots this year, but just honored that I had three presentations selected.  To plan your schedule go to the conference scheduler  via my page & search for what you are interested in using the links on the right.

Monday, February 11
8:00am
Khan Academy: Math Tutoring Made Simple
You may have heard of the hundreds of free instructional videos, but have you heard about the free software that allows you to track your student’s practice? Come see how teachers can use the free Khan Academy software to monitor student’s progress at school or on their own at home. If you teach math and have not experienced this free software, prepare to be blown away!
Speakers

Charlie Carpenter

4th grade STEM teacher, Reynoldsburg City Schools
Charlie graduated from OU with a Master's in Educational Technology & is putting it to work along with his passion for elementary students. Bringing innovation into the elementary classroom at Summit STEM Elementary

Keith O'Neal

Technology Integration, Reynoldsburg City Schools
After nine years in the classroom, Keith O'Neal, is now the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences and worked independently with four different school districts to further technology in the classroom. Helping teachers & engaging students is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @RaiderEducation
Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D242-243 (400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA)

Monday, February 11
3:45pm
So I have a Twitter account, now what?
Do you have a twitter account but still not understand what the big deal is, or perhaps not even have an account yet? Twitter is the largest Professional Learning Community in existence & we need to get you plugged in. Need ideas for Twitter in the classroom, have ideas for twitter in the classroom? We will discuss that as well, come & learn, come & share! Participate in this session whether you come or not @ #oetc13
Speakers

Keith O'Neal

Technology Integration, Reynoldsburg City Schools
After nine years in the classroom, Keith O'Neal, is now the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences and worked independently with four different school districts to further technology in the classroom. Helping teachers & engaging students is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @RaiderEducation
Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E172 (400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA)

Wednesday, February 13
1:15pm
Learning online 24/7: Motivation to get digital!
Does the sound of rising costs and lower budgets sound familiar? Cutting back on ink and paper while promoting 24/7 online learning can help your district/classroom succeed in today's educational landscape. Online learning can be used to successfully engage students and prompt them to achieve higher levels of learning anyplace, anytime!! Going online also allows a district/building to gain three calamity days. Come get motivated to engage your students 24/7!
Speakers

Keith O'Neal

Technology Integration, Reynoldsburg City Schools
After nine years in the classroom, Keith O'Neal, is now the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences and worked independently with four different school districts to further technology in the classroom. Helping teachers & engaging students is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @RaiderEducation
Wednesday February 13, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D232