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Child Care Available

NJEA has again enlisted the services of ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements to offer NJEA members attending the Convention low-cost child care. The cost is $20 per child, per day. Sign in to njea.org to register.

Convention App

Smartphone users will be able to “let their fingers do the walking” at this year’s NJEA Convention with an application designed to run on iPhones, Android-based phones, and Blackberrys. Learn more

Creating the Perfect Digital Classroom
Thursday: 12 – 1 p.m.

Presenter: Jeffrey D. Bradbury
Learn how to create and implement the perfect digital classroom using social media and other free online tools to create a safe and effective learning environment.

Don’t Get Mad… Embed!
Thursday: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Bruce Duboff
Learn to place Internet apps such as YouTube videos, Glogs, VoiceThreads, and live feeds onto your classroom or departmental website using the Embed button and your free Wikispaces educator account.

Engineering is Elementary: Transforming “Computer Lab” into a STEM Course
Thursday: 9 – 10 a.m.

Presenter: Kevin M. Jarrett
Discover how the Museum of Science of Boston’s “Engi­neering is Elementary” program and cloud-based computing (Google Apps and Chromebooks) are transforming a K-4 Computer Lab into a learner-centered STEM experience.

Rethinking Posters: The World of Glogster EDU
Thursday: 3 – 4 p.m.

Presenter: Jess Hoertel
Make your classroom more interactive with Glogster EDU! Explore the digital poster-making program for lesson planning and student work. Practical uses in everyday lessons will be displayed and discussed.

Share
Friday 10:30 – 11:30

Presenter: Mike Ritzius
This session will explore the tools to build Professional Learning Networks, collaborate and engage. The essence of the modern educator can now be summarized in one word – Share.

Thinkfinity and SMART Board: Perfect Together
Friday: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Karen A. Wester
Take the power of over 55,000 standards-based lesson plans and learning objectives and combine them with the interactivity of the SMART Board. The result? Super classroom engagement!

Transforming Your Teaching Using Google Hangout
Friday: 9 – 10 a.m.

Presenters: William A. Krakower and Elissa L. Malespina
Google Hangout opens your classroom up to a world of possibilities. Learn how one New Jersey school is using Google Hangout to extend learning and how you can to.

Scratch: A Relevant Approach for the Technology Itch
Thursday: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Ryan F. Evans
Learn the practical applications of Scratch, a free programming language for students aged 8-16. Join us and explore how to teach and create with Scratch.

Convention Program

To help you plan your conference, download the 2013 Convention Program for a complete listing of sessions, events, entertainment, and more.

Scan to Win


Look for the Scan to Win logo at High Tech Hall, Main Street NJEA and the Sponsored Vendors Area!