Tech on Deck at NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
Join us! It’s FREE!
Visit and explore The Tech on Deck Playroom, hosted by a collaboration of national early childhood technology organizations, including Early Childhood Technology Network. It’s free to attend and designed to be a hub for early childhood technology at the conference in Atlanta.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Omni Hotel, Atlanta
Room: International Ballroom F
BYOD! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE!
So what goes on in a technology playground at a NAEYC conference?
* Collaborating * Sharing ideas and resources * Brainstorming * Connecting *
* Extending learning from sessions * Connecting with colleagues * Connecting to new resources *
* Learning practical implications of the NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology *
“Free Play” from 1 PM to 5:30 PM
This unstructured time is offered so you can use it for Tweetups or meetings with your colleagues or to drop by to meet other early educators who are interested in technology. You can chat and share ideas with colleagues and representatives from national organizations that are hosting the event.
Facilitated “Group Time” from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
If organized activities are more your style, join us between 5:30 and 8:00 pm to share and play with apps and websites, explore resources and discuss new initiatives in activities facilitated by tech savvy experts. Twenty one tables will be set up so you can join topical discussions and guided device play. Technology experts will be available to provide insight, resources, and recommendations as they facilitate the conversations and exploration.
22 Table topics hosted by esteemed table facilitators
1. Apps and pedagogy
Carolina Nugent, KinderTown
2. Digital Literacy
Faith Rogow, The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy & Insighters Education
3. Social media
Cate Heroman, Teaching Strategies
Diane Bales, University of Georgia
4. Tech for Dual Language Learners
Karen Nemeth, Early Childhood Technology Network
5. Technology for teacher educators
Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute
6. Embedding Tech into ECE Courses
Lynn Hartle, The Penn State University, Tech and Young Children Interest Forum Facilitator
Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tech and Young Children Interest Forum Facilitator
7. ECE App Review
Mark Bailey, Pacific University College of Education
8. Administration Technology for Directors
Gio Arroyo, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
Bill Collins, Child Care Daily App
9. Getting Started with Classroom Tech for Administrators
Fran Simon, Early Childhood Technology Network
Jodie Riek, Oklahoma State University
10. iPads and Apps for Family Literacy
Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting and University of Maine
11. Technology and Parent Engagement
Rita Catalano, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
12. Online Systems for Parent Communication
Matt Harrell, MemberHub
Chuck Gibbs, Child Care CRM
13. Evaluating Apps
Jim Gray, YogiPlay
15. Classroom Integration
Brian Puerling, Teaching in the Digital Age & Catherine Cook School
Maggie Powers, The Episcopal Academy, Margaret Powers Consulting
16. Online Technology Resources
Mike Robb, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
Amanda Armstrong, Erikson Institute
17. Survey Results: Tech in the ECE Classroom
Dale McManis, Hatch Early Learning
Valerie Connell,Waterford Institute
18. Using video cameras & video in the classroom
Luisa Gomez, United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
Vivyan Sanchez, United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
19. NAEYC’s website for families and ”NAEYC Ideas”app
Susan Friedman, NAEYC
20. Online Professional Development,
Kim DeMars, Quality Assist
21. eBooks and Books
John Williams, Follett Library Resources
22. Adult/child Relationships and Technology
Nicole Dreiske, International Children’s Media Center
- Pamela Johnson, Ph.D.
- NAEYC and the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum of NAEYC
- TEC Center at Erikson Institute
- Early Childhood Technology Network
- Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
- McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
- United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? IDEAS? WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
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INFORMATION FOR VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS:
Everyone is welcome, but pitching products is not!
We want The Tech on Deck Networking Playground to be just that- a networking spot where vendors, developers, teachers, administrators, and community leaders gather to talk about and share technology. We’ve had a number of inquiries from organizations that would like to sponsor Tech on Deck. We are thrilled to hear from you, and want to update you about our plans.
Everyone at the conference is invited. We are eager to make this a non-commercial event to level the playing field and take any perceived pressure off all participants and limit competition. For this reason, we are not actively pursuing sponsorships from commercial organizations this year but, you and the members of your team are very welcome to join us as colleagues. We encourage you to listen, share expertise, ideas and resources so you can build relationships rather than pitch products. You are likely to learn a lot about educators’ needs and build great relationships.
Of course, if participants may inquire about your product, so we recommend you set up a separate meeting at another time at your booth, or another location.
We hope this helps you understand our needs at the event. We hope to see you there!
What is this Site?
A membership commmunity for realiable information about technology in early education.
Who We Are
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. and Fran Simon, M.Ed. - early learning experts with a passion for helping educators use technology to achieve their goals.
We designed ECETech.net to give early childhood educators an easy online resource for reliable information about technology implementation.