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Lightening Session [clear filter]
Sunday, November 23
 

12:30pm

MinecraftEDU

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time with broad appeal to all age groups, genders and types of gamers. It also happens to be the most versatile teaching tool since the pencil. Thousands of educators all over the world are using the game to teach science, art, language, history, math and much, much more. Find out what happens when an engaging game that kids love gets remixed for the classroom. Step into the world of Minecraft in this 15-minute lightening session and learn how you can use this sandbox game to transform learning in your classroom.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

1:00pm

Ready for Research? Best Websites Across K-12

From introductions to research databases to Common Core-aligned lessons, boost students’ research skills with these great websites. In this 15-minute lightening session, learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: PebbleGo; ResearchReady; and Citelighter.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

1:30pm

Lightsail

Come learn about LightSail in this 15-minute lightening session, a literacy software that embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers and administrators. The award-winning tool has earned a five-star review from many teachers on Common Sense’s Graphite.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

2:00pm

Rethinking Lesson Design with App Flows

Ready to tech up lessons? In this 15-minute lightening session, learn to redefine lessons as App Flows, a customizable framework on Graphite, to help integrate digital tools with pedagogical insight.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

2:30pm

Best Apps and Websites for Classroom Management

Step up classroom management with these great apps and websites. In this 15-minute lightening session, learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: ClassDojo; Sokikom: Classroom Management Tool; and Time Timer.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:00pm

MinecraftEDU

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time with broad appeal to all age groups, genders and types of gamers. It also happens to be the most versatile teaching tool since the pencil. Thousands of educators all over the world are using the game to teach science, art, language, history, math and much, much more. Find out what happens when an engaging game that kids love gets remixed for the classroom. Step into the world of Minecraft in this 15-minute lightening session and learn how you can use this sandbox game to transform learning in your classroom.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:30pm

Digital Compass: A Roadmap for the Digtal World
Get a sneak peak at Common Sense Education's soon-to-be-launched resource, Digital Compass, in this 15-minute lightening session. Digital Compass is an interactive learning experience that helps students explore the consequences of their online decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards, Digital Compass is designed for middle and high school students. It's a “choose your own adventure” animated series of engaging games that enable students to explore their digital lives via ethical dilemmas they may encounter online.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

4:00pm

Differentiating Nonfiction: How Leveled News Reaches All Readers, Right Where They Are
Newsela publishes nonfiction news articles at 5 reading levels on topics students love. In this 15-minute lightening session you’ll see how
teachers use Newsela to engage all of their students and lead effective class discussions. You'll also learn how Newsela brings together Common Core-aligned quizzes, annotations and writing tools to track student performance throughout the school year.

Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening
 
Monday, November 24
 

8:00am

Differentiating Nonfiction: How Leveled News Reaches All Readers, Right Where They Are
Newsela publishes nonfiction news articles at 5 reading levels on topics students love. In this 15-minute lightening session you’ll see how
teachers use Newsela to engage all of their students and lead effective class discussions. You'll also learn how Newsela brings together Common Core-aligned quizzes, annotations and writing tools to track student performance throughout the school year.

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 8:45am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

8:30am

Lightsail
Come learn about LightSail in this 15-minute lightening session, a literacy software embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers and administrators. The award-winning tool has earned a five-star review from many teachers on Common Sense’s Graphite.

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

10:45am

TenMarks
In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about TenMarks, a web-based math program for grades 1-Alg 2/Geometry that reinforces classroom instruction and builds deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Deeply aligned to the new standards, TenMarks Math has both a free and premium version for schools that provides students with practice, intervention, assessment, and automatic differentiation to meet their individual needs.

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:15am

Have Your Students Earned Their Digital Passports™ to Safety Online?
Teach third- through fifth-graders the basics of digital safety, respect, and community with Digital Passport, an online/mobile game with teacher dashboard and wrap-around activities from Common Sense Education. In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about how you can use Digital Passport in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Magyar

Kristen Magyar

STREAM Teacher PreK-Grade 5, Highland Falls Fort Montgomery Central School District


Monday November 24, 2014 11:15am - 11:30am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:45pm

Get Coding!
Get coding! Learn about three tech tools that engage students and teach them the basics of coding and beyond. Find out about the buzz around coding for all ages. This 15-minute lightening session will feature three highly rated products on Common Sense's Graphite: Scracth; Tynker; and ScratchJr. 

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

4:15pm

News-o-matic Demo
Want to see students beg to read nonfiction? Hear firsthand in this 15-minute lightening session how teachers use News-O-Matic, the Daily News Experience for Kids, to inspire them to read every day. News-O-Matic seamlessly combines nonfiction literacy and gamification to produce an engaging and interactive learning app. Transform a wide range of learners into passionate readers of the news ⎯ and well-informed global citizens. A variety of integrated assessment tools ensures that your students are mastering the literacy standards.


Monday November 24, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening
 
Tuesday, November 25
 

8:45am

Best Elementary Math Common Core Apps and Websites
Looking for great apps and websites to support elementary math Common Core? In this 15-minute lightening session learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: Sokikom: Common Core Math; DragonBox Elements; and Bugs and Numbers.

Speakers

Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:00am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

9:15am

News-o-matic Demo
Want to see students beg to read nonfiction? Hear firsthand in this 15-minute lightening session how teachers use News-O-Matic, the Daily News Experience for Kids, to inspire them to read every day. News-O-Matic seamlessly combines nonfiction literacy and gamification to produce an engaging and interactive learning app. Transform a wide range of learners into passionate readers of the news ⎯ and well-informed global citizens. A variety of integrated assessment tools ensures that your students are mastering the literacy standards.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 9:15am - 9:30am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

10:30am

TenMarks Demo
In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about TenMarks, a web-based math program for grades 1-Alg 2/Geometry that reinforces classroom instruction and builds deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Deeply aligned to the new standards, TenMarks Math has both a free and premium version for schools that provides students with practice, intervention, assessment, and automatic differentiation to meet their individual needs.

Speakers

Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:00am

Digital Compass: A Roadmap for the Digital World
Get a sneak peak at Common Sense Education's soon-to-be-launched resource, Digital Compass, in this 15-minute lightening session. Digital Compass is an interactive learning experience that helps students explore the consequences of their online decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards, Digital Compass is designed for middle and high school students. It's a “choose your own adventure” animated series of engaging games that enable students to explore their digital lives via ethical dilemmas they may encounter online.

Speakers

Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:30am

Digital Citizenship Curriculum on iBooks Textbooks
Dive into Common Sense Education's free Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum on iBooks Textbooks in this 15-minute lightening session. Books include ebedded professional development, videos, interactive activities, assessments, and ability for students to email work to teachers. Learn about key features and best practices for implementation.

Speakers

Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening