Friday, January 30, 2015

The Student Technology Conference - Saturday Schedule and Welcome!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015, is a GREAT day for student teaching and learning!

Tomorrow, the inaugural "Student Technology Conference" takes place, kicking off at 9:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time. Organized by a team of students from five schools, with four (student) keynotes, and with 21 (student-led) regular sessions, it all takes place online and free at While attending the live sessions allows you to participate in live chat with the presenters and other attendees, all of the sessions will also be recorded and available for on the conference site.

Please forward this post to friends and colleagues and then encourage them to join us for this live event.

The current complete schedule is below. Go to for the conference hour-by-hour schedule in your own time zone and for the actual links to attend each session (the program is shown for 33 different time zones around the world). The keynote speakers presentation descriptions and bios are at

Please do help us promote the conference as widely as possible. Sample tweets and blog posts are also at the bottom of this email, below the schedule. Thank you in advance for your support! The hastag for the conference is #stutech2015.

See you online!

Steve Hargadon

For session links, full details, and any last-minute updates, be sure to follow the live schedule at:

Saturday, January 31

  • KEYNOTE: Parth Chug + Ameera Patheria on "Plugged In: A Student Run Digital Literacy Service Club"
  • How to Use Individualized Online Coding Resources Effectively - Anne Havlik, Sophmore
  • Is Google Drive For You? - Mikaela Pozo (student), Jenny Martinez (student), Kyle Dunbar (teacher)
  • Creating Great Projects with iMovie - Julie Ngo: Student
  • Growing Entrepreneurs - Christopher Armbrust,Student
  • Physics, Social Justice, and Design - Gabby Lennon
  • Understanding Phone Usage of 8th Grade Students - Anushya Makam
  • Working With "Old School" and "New School" Technology: The Benefits of Both - Cheyenne Brooks + Eunice Daudu
  • KEYNOTE: Sydney Sheren on "How to Help Your Visual Students Learn Using Movie Magic"
  • iBooks in the Classroom - Westhampton Beach Middle School Students
  • Mentoring Middle School Students Lego Robotics - Aaron Petzold
  • Unconventional Tech. within a grade 6-12 School - Don Frazier
  • Building Agent Koala - Sophia Durso
  • High School Students - Hardware Repair - Aaron Petzold
  • Virtual Enterprises International Program - Frank Leotta, Freesia Ferrantino, Ashley Cunniff, Alex Kravitz, and Olivia Horbatiuk
  • KEYNOTE: Isabelle Fitzgerald + Lillian Kennedy on "Say it with Social Media"
  • Developing Your Product Ideas While In Highschool - Daniil Frants
  • Including me with the iPad - Jared + Rylen
  • Understanding Logic Gates in Software Design and Development Classes - Stephen Balogh-Caristo
  • Everyday EdTech - Rayan 
  • How to Build and Sustain a Student Tech Team - USM House of Technology
  • TugaSat - Telma EspĂ­rito Santo
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Entrepreneur - Andrew Peterson
  • Video Pen Pals: Connecting Classrooms Around the World - Henry Harboe, Co-Founder of LumenEd
  • KEYNOTE: Dylan de Waart on "Global Buddy—Lesson From a Student Initiative to Connect Schools"

Sample Tweets

Looking for an easy way to spread the word about #StuTech2015? Share our FB event w/your classroom + school network

Join #StuTech2015 on Jan. 31 at 9a ET - a student-directed global conversation about #edtech

Peer learning w/ #students grades 6-12 at #StuTech2015 on Jan. 31 at 9a ET #edchat #edtech

Sample Post

Join me at the 2015 Student Technology Conference, a student-directed global conversation about technology in education, on Saturday, January 31st from 9am - 9pm ET. Hear from students in grades 6-12 as they discuss and share their perspectives on educational technology. Visit to see the schedule of sessions in your time zone. Share that you’ll be attending on Facebook at, and be sure to tweet using #StuTech2015.

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