Tuesday Session I (8:30-11):
What does true tech integration look like?

Class of 2020

Taking Advantage of the Pause

2010 Dept. of Ed report on Blended Learning



  • How are learning theories impacted when knowledge is no longer acquired in the linear manner?
  • What adjustments need to made with learning theories when technology performs many of the cognitive operations previously performed by learners (information storage and retrieval).
  • How can we continue to stay current in a rapidly evolving information ecology?
  • How do learning theories address moments where performance is needed in the absence of complete understanding?
  • What is the impact of networks and complexity theories on learning?
  • What is the impact of chaos as a complex pattern recognition process on learning?
  • With increased recognition of interconnections in differing fields of knowledge, how are systems and ecology theories perceived in light of learning tasks?

Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.


SAMR Circle

Matrix of Technology Integration levels

TRUDACOT (Technology-Rich Unit Design and Classroom Observation Template)

Tuesday Session II (13:00-15:30):
Building a Digital Presence

Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!

Start a Twitter Account


Hashtags to follow



The ultimate educational hashtag list

Only after you find good people via hashtags do you follow them….except me of course…you can follow me now. @jutecht

@ = a public message but aimed at a specific person: think shouting across a room.

d = a direct message: think 160 character email

rt = ReTweet: think retelling a joke to others because you like it


7 Google+ Communities to get you started


 Jeff’s Flipboard Magazine

Flipboard in the classroom

Theatre Presentation (8:00-9:45):
New Learning Landscape


  world connected

Wednesday Session III (9:30-11:30):
From Sorting to Searching

Google Voice Search Extension

Let’s Search

A Google A Day

Building Search Understanding

Google Search Tips –courtesy of Google

Google for Educators – some great resources

Search Lessons from Jeff
Search Lesson for K-2
Search Lesson for 3-5
Search Lesson for 6-8
Search Lesson for 9-12

Learn some basic search syntax, or use Google Advanced Search

Domain Extensions by Country

Sign Up for Google’s Search Course

Content Acquisition vs Content Creation Activity. EQ: What the reason we get together face to face?

Google Search Education Resources


15 minute activity

5th Grade Map Project

5th Grade RSS Pages

Flipping English

Flipping History

Collaborative Notes

Wednesday Session IV (13:00-15:30):
Building blended learning environments

10.9 Million Online K-12 Students by 2014 (Prediction from 2009 and is low)
Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

TED and the Future of Education


University of the People

2010 Dept. of Ed report on Blended Learning


Consuming + Producing = Prosumers

1/9/90 Rule

Change Improve


What can HS students contribute to wikipedia?



14 year old creates #1 game in App Store

Kinder’s publish ipad book

Games Around the World


Mars Rover

Student made mashup video on Anorexia

Fair Use Notes for Teachers


Brita Water Filter

Examples of Creation and Sharing

3rd Grade Class Newspaper

8th Grade Spanish Newspaper

5th Grade Map Project

5th Grade RSS Pages

Having a Voice

Operation Smile Video

TOK Blog

Flipping English

Flipping History

Blogging with Students

Attorney General’s Report on Cyber Predators



Other ways to learn from Jeff




Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!