We had a great time at DENapalooza Boise!! Listed below are the presenters, their contact information, and any materials used for the presentation. At the bottom of the page you can find the credit information for DENapalooza.

Marita Diffenbaugh - Interactive Learning and Global Collaboration to Reach Common Core Standards
We will be touring through technology tools that can encourage and facilitate problem solving and creativity with your students. We will explore ways for teachers and students to collaborate, virtually, through project-based learning. Flipped lessons, Skype in the Classroom, iSTEM projects, presentation tools, and many Discovery Education resources will be shared.
diffenbaugh.marita@meridianschools.org
5th Grade Teacher
Star Elementary
Star, Idaho
Class Website



Jennifer Duckwall - If Kids Can’t Learn the Way We Teach, Then Maybe We Should Teach the Way They Learn
We will learn how to make YouTube accounts, load video, choose the right music, gain parent trust, storyboard, display using Weekly, and align to the Common Core. Come learn how to implement some fun and innovative ways to face the challenges of the 21st century learner. If you are interested to find out how to meet and exceed your state test scores while still maintaining a love of learning for your students, this session is for you.




Lindsay Hopkins - Discovery Education Sneak Peek

Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common Core standards. We'll also explore the latest content, features, and resources that are available to you right now!
lindsay_hopkins@discovery.com
Discovery Education
California



Ashleigh Jensen - Connecting with Learning Management Systems- They're Not Just for Kids!
Learning management systems offer a number of tools allowing professionals to connect, share, and learn from each other. What typically has been seen as a tool for teachers to connect digitally with their students, should also be utilized as a professional learning network for adults. With hundreds of systems to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is the best for you and your professional learning network. This session is designed to review the basic features of any LMS, and how to identify which one is right for you. Some of the more popular LMS will be reviewed and compared including: Edmodo, My Big Campus, Schoology, Moodle, and Blackboard. After reviewing these examples, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to preview any LMS, identify its tools, and decide if it is the system right for them.
ajensen@kunaschools.org
Educational Technology Specialist
Kuna School District
Kuna, ID


Jarom Judy - Resources and Tools for Flipping the Classroom
A presentation on flipping the classroom (recording lessons for homework and having students practice at school) that will provide a description on how to use tools and web resources like weebly, youtube, showme, and more. Topics to be discussed will include how to create a classroom website, making video resources, and management strategies for students and parents that are involved in a classroom with a flipped model of instruction.
judyj@d93.k12.id.us
3rd Grade
Mountain Valley Elementary
Idaho Falls, ID
Class Website



Dr. Brandi Maynard - Educating 21st Century Gifted Learners
Digital students need teachers who are adaptable to the changing face of education and know how to pull together the best resources to motivate their minds. Learn Dr. Maynard’s A+ Teaching model will help you to reach your 21st century gifted learners.



Kim Miller - Using Technology to Foster Creativity and Meet ELA Common Core Standards
Learn how to use iPods, iPads, computers, and Web 2.0 tools to foster creativity while meeting ELA Common Core Standards. Build excitement and motivation in your students to work on their Language Arts skills through green screening, videos, writing scripts, and digital storytelling. Learn about programs and apps that can help with workflow and communication in your classroom. Help your students move beyond being consumers of technology, and into the world of creating with technology!
Kim Miller
miller.kim@meridianschools.org
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
Star Elementary
Star, Idaho
Class Website
Symbaloo - Links for apps and Web 2.0 tools for creating in Language Arts



Steve Ostrom - Stop Action Video, Voki and STEAM

This session will give the audience ideas of how to integrate math, social studies and science into technology classes and visa verse using stop action videos, VOKI Avatar Creature and Discovery movies. As time allows a brief introduction to a culture project used which integrates all of the schools disciplines into one unit. Students create a complete culture from it's name to the energy and waste management of the culture. Discovery videos play an important role in how the students see the real world around them and how they will create their own society.
sostrom78@gmail.com




Tony Spittell - Crossing Boarders with DEN Connects
Why limit students' interactions, connections, and collaborations to the four walls of your classroom? With DEN Connects, you, along with students, teachers, and schools from across North America have the opportunity to focus on a common theme. Tap into DE's vast resources with team created mini-lessons and student digital dives. Discover uncharted Web 2.0 tools or unlock an old tool's new capabilities. Embrace today's technology to CONNECT with other classrooms, regardless of borders. DEN Connects is a self-paced, multi-dimensional project where teachers choose resources based on their comfort levels with technology and DE, as well as the unique needs of their individual classrooms. Whether you choose to just "test the waters" or "plunge in head first," DEN Connects offers flexibility for individual needs, where our team can walk you through step by step or offer extension opportunities for those who choose to chance the rapids and push their boundaries.
aspittell@gmail.com
Technology Integration Specialist
Magnolia School District
Brea, CA



Joni Stevenson - Collaborative Project Based Learning in Elementary Classrooms
The session will highlight project based learning in a collaborative environment. During the session we will be discussing the entire process of creating a collaborative project as well as the integration of technology into the project. Some of the tech tools that you can look forward to are computer programs, iPad apps, iPod uses, Edmodo, Kidblog, Discovery Ed, and a few others. We will also be looking at how data can be collected throughout different phases of the projects. Discussions on how to integrate across the curriculum and technologies will be held to deepen our understanding of the uses of project based learning in a collaborative environment.
stevenson.joni@meridianschools.org
5th Grade
Star Elementary
Star, ID





DENapalooza Credit Information!

How: Register:http://denapaloozaboise.eventbrite.com/

2. Two Live Video Conference Sites: TBD
To register for the TBD Northern and Eastern DENapalooza events click here.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DENapalooza

One free PD Credit through Idaho State University Education Technology Instruction provided to all interested attendees by the Idaho State Department of Education!

The other two sites, one in northern Idaho and the other in Eastern Idaho, will view the conference presentations on the big screen live via videoconference and also will be provided with a delicious catered lunch!

The DENapalooza is meant to be an opportunity to learn what’s new, celebrate digital learning and an opportunity to share with colleagues across the state of Idaho and we are looking forward to seeing you there!