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Thursday, March 16


The Stories That Numbers Tell: Data Visualization in the Classroom
Learn how to use data visualization tools to provide meaningful opportunities for your students to engage in collecting and analyzing data sets to share stories with a larger audience of peers and adults.


Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED

Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262


Walking on Eggshells: Developing Social & Emotional Presence in Online Learning
How do online learners develop skills to navigate uncomfortable scenarios with teachers & classmates? See how intentional activities can support students in developing emotional and social presence in online/blended environments.
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Angel Krause

Assistant Professor - School of Education, Fresno Pacific University
Hello! I am passionate about connecting with learners in online and blended settings (and face to face settings too)! I have worked with teachers for the past 15 years as a mentor, support provider, and professor. For the past 11 years, I have focussed on online education as I... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262


Virtually Build and Mix Up Reality in the Classroom
Constructing learning through in a mixed reality setting can lead to increased immersive learning experiences among your students. Join this session about building experiential learning for all types of learners.
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Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
Friday, March 17


Pedagogy of Podcasting
This session will be conducted by educators who create and publish their own podcasts. The subjects of these podcasts range in subject but all of these hosts are passionate about the power which podcasting has for adult learners and how this tool can be used by anyone from classroom and beyond.

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Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology. CUE board member and all around nice guy that is easily excitable and distracted by shiny things.
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Ryan O'Donnell

Teacher, Rocklin Unified School District
I am a current Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, I have been a TOSA and social studies teacher and have been in education for 20 years. I am passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools... Read More →
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Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Host of Various Podcasts via Chicago, Madison, Vegas, Alaska, Austin, & Portland. Fan of: coding, Minecraft, Beastie Boys, & Michael Jordan. #teachinginbeta
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Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Brent is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons as well as the times when tech isn't the answer. Brent blends technology into his lessons and talks about them on his podcasts about... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262


A Digital Historian’s Toolkit
NOT just for history teachers, an introductory look at online tools (Omeka, Voyant 2.0, CartoDB, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, JuxtaposeJS) available to teach how to think and act like museum curators, historians, or archivists.
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Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262


Make YouTube Even More Educationally Powerful!
Make video watching more educational than ever! Participants will leave with tools and know how to bring more power to instruction through the use of YouTube in the classroom!
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Sherri Johnston

Coordinator of Educational Technology and Professional Development, Clovis Unified School District
Sherri is currently the Coordinator of Ed Tech and P.D. for the Clovis Unified School District. She has spoken at past CUE conferences, ISTE, EdTech Summits and many conferences in the Central Valley. Most recently she was accepted as a CODE.org Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262


Engage and Empower - Citizen Science and Authentic Audiences
Do you want to engage your learners in real world science? Help your students become Citizen Scientist by sharing their ideas, research, and learning with their local and global community.
Presenter Resources

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Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
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My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017

Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
Saturday, March 18


Can I Use That? Exploring Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons
Confused about what you and your students can legally and ethically use when creating online content? Come explore copyright, fair use, Creative Commons - and how to encourage creativity while respecting intellectual property.
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Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
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Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, "in the wild"
Jane recently retired as high school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, where she worked to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262


“Game of Phones”: The Role Technology Plays in Bullying Behaviors
Teachers all across America are in need of becoming more technology savvy, as students are constantly “wired” to their cell phones exploring Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other media outlets.


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Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262