We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a speaking proposal to present at EdmodoCon. We were blown away by the number of people who expressed interest. The selection process was very difficult, but we’ve put together a great line up of speakers. Below are the final details. Please note all times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time and are subject to change.
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***Wednesday, August 10, 2011***
10:00 AM EDT – EdmodoCon Kickoff
The Edmodo Team will kickoff the day with a brief overview of the days events and an introduction to the team.
- 10:30 AM EDT – Volusia Showcase
Speakers: Mark Leary & Robert Miller
Mark Leary of Volusia County Schools will discuss the district’s mobile learning initiatve and educator Robert Miller will showcase how he’s leveraging Edmodo mobile apps for science probes, history simulations and more.
- 11:30 AM EDT – Edmodo-In-Action
Speaker: Lucia Giacomantonio
Lucia Giacomantonio of Edmodo will demo the features of the mobile app.
- 12:00 PM EDT – Project Based Learning
Speaker: Liz Castillo
Liz Castillo of Kamehameha Middle School will showcase how she leverages Edmodo for Project Based Learning in the classroom.
- 12:30 PM EDT – KIPP Action Research
Speakers: Emelyn Cortes, Kuanza Johnson and Kristen Sigler
A panel of three KIPP teachers will discuss how they used Edmodo as part of a KIPP Action Research Study on the effectiveness of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
- 1:00 PM EDT – The Road Ahead
Speaker: Nic Borg
Edmodo CEO and Co-founder Nic Borg will will discuss the vision for Edmodo and the exciting features are on the roadmap for the 2011-2012 school year.
Community Engagement: Parents, Students and Admins
- 2:00 PM EDT – It’s All In The Family
Speaker: Peter McAsh
Peter McAsh of St. Mary’s D.C.V.I. will give you a closer look at student and parent accounts, and teach you new ways to involve parents and administrators with Edmodo.
Schools and District Showcase
- 3:00 PM EDT – District Panel
Speakers: Clark County School District, Douglas County School District and Houston ISD
Moderated by Andy McKiel, a Curriculum Coordinator in Winnipeg Canada, this session will feature district administrators from Houston ISD, Clark County and Douglas County discussing Professional Development uses of Edmodo. More details to come.
- 3:50 PM EDT – Edmodo-In-Action
Speaker: John Hermansen
John Hermansen of Edmodo will demonstrate how to claim a subdomain URL for your district and the tools and resources available to help you implement Edmodo at your school or district.
The Digital Playground
- 4:00 PM EDT – Unlock Your Learning Badge
Speaker: Hyle Daley
Technology is changing faster than ever. In this session, Hyle Daley of Union City High School will discuss educational gaming and how to integrate it into your curriculum.
- 4:30 PM EDT – Engaging Middle School Students with Video
Speaker: Rob Zdrojewski
Rob Zdrojewski, a Computer Technology teacher and advisor to SchoolTube will discuss integrating digital tools into Middle School.
- 5:00 PM EDT – English Language Learners
Speaker: Ana Maria Menezes
Ana Maria Menezes, an ESL teacher and trainer in Brazil will demonstrate a project she developed in which her students use recently learned language to carry out specific tasks including the creation of comic strips, recordings and animations.
- 5:30 PM EDT – Integrating Digital Tools
Speaker: Tonya Gilchrist
Tonya Gilchrist of Chisholm Trail Middle School will show us how she integrates Edmodo with other digital tools such as Storybird, Glogster and Prezi in her classroom.
- 6:00 PM EDT – Rock Our World
Speaker: Carol Anne McGuire
Carol Anne McGuire is the founder of RockOurWorld.org. In this session she’ll discuss how her organization successfully connects students and teachers from all over the world to collaborate in composing original music, making movies, and meeting each other in live video chats.
- 6:30 PM EDT – A Week In The Life
Speaker: Theresa Allen
Theresa Allen, a Computer Technology teacher at Cathedral of St Raymond School, will show how Edmodo was effectively used for her Flat Classroom Project, A Week in the Life, which was a global cultural exchange project that brought together elementary students from all over the globe.
Edmodo for Primary students
- 7:00 PM EDT – It’s All Elementary
Speaker: Jennifer Bond
A third grade teacher at Glengary Elementary School, Jennifer Bond will share how Edmodo can be used in an early childhood classroom for literacy, writing skills and reading comprehension.
WakeUp Australia! Aussie Showcase, Moderated by Bianca Hewes
- 7:30 PM EDT – Collaboration Outside the Classroom
Speaker: Jessica Melkman
Jessica Melkman is an an art teacher at Mosman High School. In this session you’ll learn about how her students used Edmodo for a Year 11 assessment task in which they collaborated across schools to discuss and analyze sets of artwork.
- 8:00 PM EDT – Edmodo for Blogging
Speaker: Henrietta Miller
Henrietta Miller, a Year 5 teacher from Roseville College, will demonstrate how she uses Edmodo and blogging, specifically though her differentiated novel study program.
- 8:30 PM EDT – Synchronized Learning
Speaker: Monique Dalli
Monique Dalli teaches at Gilroy Catholic College where they’ve done a 1:1 rollout. In this session, she’ll showcase how Edmodo has become their synchronous learning platform for all students to access learning materials, homework, lessons and feedback.
9:00 PM EDT – Closing Remarks
The Edmodo Team will wrap up the day with a quick thank you!