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Saturday, January 30


Creating and Editing Videos via YouTube
With YouTube, students and teachers have much more than a consumption tool in front of them. Learn how to create, annotate, edit, and share videos using nothing more than YouTube. Explore strategies for utilizing Youtube for both teacher created videos and student projects

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Calley O'Neil

Instructional Technology Trainer, Glenbrook 225
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Stephanie Olson

Instructional Technology Trainer, Glenbrook High Schools Dist. 225
Stephanie Olson is an Instructional Technology Trainer at the Glenbrook High Schools District #225. She assists teachers in planning and implementing instructional uses of technology in the classroom and works with the Instructional Technology team to develop and provide professional... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 2040


Digital Storytelling: Get it Write!
Movies, TV shows, commercials, PSA's, coming attractions, YouTube - students understand the language of film and television. Use the writing process to build on the visual grammar we see on a daily basis in movies and TV to create short student videos that communicate effectively and are memorable.

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Joe Brennan

Creativity & Innovation Specialist, Meridian Middle School
I am a former Spanish teacher, AV/Media coordinator and coach who recently unretired to fill in as Creativity & Innovation Specialist at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove. My Spanish students at Niles West showed me the power of student made videos and I've been a digital storytelling... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 3035


Worry Free Resources
Ever wonder where to find great resources for your projects and presentations? This session will introduce you to the concept of Creative Commons licensing, where to find images and sounds you can use for free and how to provide proper attribution for these works!

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James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, Maine Township High School District 207
James Gubbins has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coordinator... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 3065


Demystifying Microphones and Audio: An Introduction
It is easier than ever to make a great video, but how can you improve your audio? By learning a little bit about microphones, microphone placement, accessories, and software, you can take your videos to the next level. Computer and iPad audio recording scenarios will be discussed.

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Logan Farris

Choral/General Music Teacher, Oak Grove School
Logan Farris, M.A. Ed.Tech, is currently in his 11th year teaching K-8 General/Choral Music at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks, Il. The highlights of his teaching duties include 5th grade Ukulele, 6th grade Guitar, and the 8th grade musical that sees more than 80% student particip... Read More →
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Jason Meltzer

Technology Teacher and Coach, Oak Grove School District #68
Jason Meltzer, Ph.D. is currently a technology integrator and technology teacher at Oak Grove School District #68 in Green Oaks, IL., In this K-8 one-school, school district, he has worked with students and teachers of all grade levels on strategies of incorporating creative digital... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2016 10:05am - 10:55am
Room 2025


YouTube Editor : Create Your Own Videos with Ease!
Become a creator rather than just a consumer of YouTube videos. Learn how easy it is to create, annotate, edit, and share videos. Explore strategies for utilizing Youtube for both teacher created videos and student projects. Bring your own video clips to put together a video in this hands-on-session.

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Tina Sabatello

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East HS
"Tina Sabatello has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL since 1992. She also has taught at the community college level, served as an SAT II Chemistry Test Developer and published a study guide for AP Chemistry. Her online publication for AACT showcases... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room 2030