Visit the FETC 2011 Learning Lab for Ideas and Solutions—It’s Like An Additional Conference Track On The Exhibit Floor!

Leading technology experts share viable cost-effective solutions that can improve process management or advance student achievement at your school or district. All Learning Lab sessions will be held in the FETC Learning Lab Theater in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 663 and are available for VerAttend credit certification.

Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Best Buy, Staples or Target at the conclusion of each Learning Lab! Must be present to win.

Learning Lab furnishings are provided by: Ernie Morris HON

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

5:20 – 6:00 pm

Watchguard Technologies

Securing Students: Understanding the Internet Threat Landscape

Jose Busot, Watchguard Technologies

Prepare to discuss social networks, botnets, data loss plus other malicious wild things while learning how to keep valuable students, faculty, staff and data safe.

6:10 – 6:50 pm

BookheadEd, LLC

Engage Students Today: Raising the Level of Academic Success by Using Technology in Ways That Are Relevant to Today’s Students

Samantha Bennett, StudySync™

Learn how a dynamic combination of digital media, mobile technology and social networking can inspire students to higher levels of critical thinking and academic collaboration.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

9:10 – 9:50 am

Fujitsu

Teaching and Learning with Pen and Touch Technology

Geoffrey Allison, Fujitsu

Learn how technology has changed the way we teach and the way students learn. Speak first-hand with educators who leverage pen and touch to enhance their teaching.

10:00 – 10:40 am

Cattura Video

Lecture Capture Made Affordable: Lecture Capture Solutions Using Open Source Technologies

Justin McCutcheon, Cattura Video

Come learn how Cattura Video Lecture Capture can help you easily capture, manage, protect and publish your school’s lectures using open source technologies.

10:50 – 11:30 am

CISCO

Media Transformation Unlocks the Power of Business Video

Colby Nish, CISCO

Enable video everywhere! Bring pervasive business video to your organization by connecting people and media across any device or application. Cisco media transformation and analytics deliver the following:

  • Any-to-any media adaptation facilitates high-quality video and data sharing of recorded, live and real-time interactive media across traditional solution boundaries.
  • Media analytics and insight services increase consumption of valuable media assets by making business video easy to find, consume and share.
  • Network-based media transformation allows delivery of application-independent capabilities that increase adoption of existing business video investments.

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Polycom

Technology Grant Funding in Education

Jennifer Messinger, Polycom

There are a variety of grants that can be used by primary, secondary and higher education for distance learning technologies. Join us to learn about key grant programs, elements of a successful grant application, tips and best practices of pursuing, acquiring and managing grant funds. You will also learn key concepts of being “grant ready” and information about what grant reviewers look for in proposals.

12:30 – 1:10 pm

Microsoft

Free Apps, Free Guides, Free Tools

Tony Franklin, Microsoft

Join Tony Franklin (Tony Time) to learn how you can engage students through online problemsolvinggames and hands-on learning projects. You’ll also learn about the Microsoft Innovative Educator programs as well as how other educators use Microsoft tools in their teaching and learning.

1:20 – 2:00 pm

Skills

A Web-Based Solution for Autism in the Classroom

Doreen Granpeesheh, Skills

Skills utilizes web technology for assessing and treating autism spectrum disorders in an educational environment by integrating IEP goals, video tutorials, visual aids and curricula.

2:10 – 2:50 pm

Conceptua Math

FREE Online Math Tools to Teach Fractions!

Arjan Khalsa, Conceptua Math

Learn how to use interactive, online visual models to help students progress from concrete to abstract understanding of fractions. Ideal for interactive whiteboards.

3:00 – 3:40 pm

PC Mall Gov

Moving Paper to Digital Documents—Processes that can Enhance Efficiency and Drive School Policy

Steve Inge, PC Mall Gov

Improve productivity and efficiency when creating, duplicating and delivering e-documents, and while lowering the cost of paper and copying.

3:50 – 4:30 pm

Aerohive Networks

Creating a 21st Century Classroom with Aerohive Wi-Fi

Jess Ward, Aerohive Networks

Join us for a session on Wi-Fi solutions for the 1st Century school and district. Learn how Aerohive’s next-generation Wi-Fi solution along with our new TeacherView application can make computing in your classrooms and schools more efficient and manageable.

4:40 – 5:20 pm

Polyvision

Engaging Students with Interactive Whiteboard Lessons

Polyvision

Engage students with digital lessons, collaboration and unique technology including interactive whiteboards and slates. By incorporating freeware on the Internet, lessons and online learning tools revolutionize teaching and empower learners to become engaged in group instruction.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

10:00 – 10:40 am

Pentasys Corporation

Desktop and Server Virtualization in a Nutshell

Steve Harms, Pentasys Corporation

Learn the capabilities and cost savings desktop and server virtualization can bring to your organization. Reduce your long term costs to implement and maintain IT needs.

10:50 – 11:30 am

Panda Security

Safeguarding Endpoints and Internet Usage in Educational Institutions via the Cloud

Jim Coffman, Panda Security

Come see why Panda Security is the preferred choice of many school districts when it comes to endpoint and internet security.

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

LEARNING A-Z

Using Web-Based Resources to Differentiate Your PreK-6 Instruction

Bob Holl, Learning A-Z

Learn how a virtual 24/7 “teacher store” can be delivered to every computer, allowing teachers to select the resources they need to differentiate their instruction.

12:30 - 1:10 pm

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

Horizon Assessment System–Driving Real Results

Joe Warden, Northrop Grumman

See the Horizon Assessment System and learn why two leading school districts using Horizon were highlighted in the National Education Technology Plan for innovative use of technology.

1:20 - 2:00 pm

MIDDLEBURY INTERACTIVE LANGUAGES

Innovations in World Language: Using Web-Based Virtual Worlds and Games to Create Immersion in the Classroom

David Benoit, Middlebury Interactive Languages

Hear the CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages discuss web-based technology tools that deliver curriculum and activities to recreate a 100-year heritage immersion language methodology.

 

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  • Smart
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  • Discovery Education
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Gold Sponsors
  • Ernie Morris.com :: HON
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  • Mind Research Institute
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