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.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
5:20 – 6:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Engaging Students with Interactive Whiteboard Lessons
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
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
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
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
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.