MAEA Research Commission

Technology and Education

Technology and Education Resources page was developed from professional presentations from the 2015 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) National Conference 2015, Philadelphia, PA. Please find various resources from selected presentations below. |

Help Students experience the world with google tools. Presented by Bob Deneau, Instructional Tech Specialist, Rockwood School District, Atlanta

Google Maps

  • Resources from the presentation are on

  • Using google maps as a tool for students to explore places and locations

  •  How could google maps be used in your classroom?


  • ScreenCasting Tools

  • Camtasia Studio

  • Screencastify

  • Snagit

  • Smart Notebook Screen Recorder


Other Google Resources for the Classroom

Google Art Project

Google World Wonders

Google Plus – Connected Classrooms

Google Cardboard


21st Century Story Telling. Presented by Chris Aviles |

Data Search Engines


Developing the Innovator’s Mindset. Presented by Georges Couros

  • Innovation mindset is critical.

  • Relationships are the most important things in school

  • Technology in the hands of a great teacher can be transformational

  • Isolation is now a choice educators make

  • Continue to  grow and develop (fixed and growth mindset)

  • The innovator’s mindset – things that you never learned at the university, and workshops and take that). Educator’s look at themselves as an innovator

  • Teacher centered to learner centered (twitter in 60 seconds)

  • #EDUin30 (Can do this on the school’s twitter page? Make a film clip about questions in education in 30 seconds). Develop a hashtag at your school. Have students tweet one thing that was awesome (huge power to connect with not only the world but your own school)

  • Learning can come from so many different spaces. Innovation often begins and ends with empathy.

  • “The measure of intelligence is the ability to Change” – Albert Einstein

  • Getting students to write and publish a book or article as a lesson

  • Students should have the following before they graduate:  A professional network, a digital portfolio, an page. It’s good to be well googled (build students digital profile)

  • “We are more likely to create what we experience”

  • Change is an opportunity to do something amazing


3-D Network Showcase: Designing, Visualizing and Making. Presented by Len Scrogan, University of Colorado-Denver

3-D Design by Pavel Solin

3-D Printing with Students Thomas Q. Adams

  • World Maker Faire

  • Maker Class – Build basic skills, Formally incorporate 3-D printing, introduce play, iteration, and design.

Funding your 3-D Project

Kristin Donley, Boulder Valley School District

Resources on 3-D Printers 


Flip this, Flip That: Flipping across the grades and subjects. Presented by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams | @jonbergmann | @chemicalsams  | | | | | Marzano Research Labs

  • We send students home with very hard work. What is the best use of face to face class time? Re-think class-time

  • Guided Practice (making videos for students to view at home, and working on the projects in the classroom)

  • Peer Tutoring; Small Group Work; Interactive Notebooks; Mastery Organization; Flipping Instruction; Recording Each Others Experiences; Simulations (Inquiry Based Teaching: Online things that represent the word around us)

  • Rethinking the Timing of Homework Checks

  • Station model

  • Choice Boards

  • Choice Days vs. Activity Days (All students do the same activity)

  • Inquiry (Explore, Apply, Flip) Ramsey Musallam

  • In Flip (Station Rotation)

  • Student Created Content

Inquiry, Goals and Students Choice Boards for Students:               

  • Post a weekly goal that students have and try to stick to personally
  • Questioning board: Inquiry – Posing a question to the class. How should this question be answered? Come to class with the information you need to solve this question. Be ready to work on the question in class.                                                                                                         -Come up with a question that you want to solve throughout the year.
  • Student Choice Boards to Have in the Art Room to give students options:

Example: 15 activity for a choice board in class— Learning About Watercolor Painting Tools. Students will choose one choice from the following options to learn more information about watercolor painting tools and bring it back to the class for discussion. Choices:

  • Read text and take text notes (Knowledge and Understanding)
  • Watch movie or flim clip and take notes
  • Research online how to use these tool


Empowering Our Digital Citizens: Embracing Social Media in Our Schools. Presented by Jason Markely, Principal East Leyden High School

  • 4 A’s—Agree, Assumption, Argue, Act (inviting the audience to participate in a google doc.about the presentation)

  • School’s vision (1800 students)—Be kind, find your passion, Commit to Excellence

  • Ubuntu– I am because we are. Sawu Bona (I see you). Sikhona (I have been seen).

  • – “Storify is the easiest way to find, collect, and share what people are saying all over the web.” –

  • The power of a Hashtag – When you start a hashtag it’s not just twitter

  • The blog – Leyden Learn365

  • What if someone posts something negative? – You do not own the hashtag. If a negative tweet comes up you might post something positive to scrub it (Tweet multiple tweets, and the community can help post tweets that are positive, to bump down the negative tweet)

  • To Follow or not to follow? Determine who you might want to follow

  • Digital Literacy – Course at Leyden


Library Design for 1:1 Schools


Transform student learning with Windows in the Classroom


Go Go Gadgets


1:1 with Chromebooks? Don’t Leave Your Special Needs Students Behind!

Chrome Apps


Chrome Apps: Assistive Technology in the Cloud


Making an Upper Elementary Chromebook Program Shine


Gamification, Badging and online PD


Breaking Down the Classroom Walls: Creating Spaces for Student Learning. Presented by Lisa Castaneda, Steven Isaacs, Mark Suter, and Marianne Malmstrom


Communicating Ideas Visually and Interactively with Infographics you Create. Presented by Linda V. Nitsche and Erin Van Guilder | #interact