Learning With Lucie Archive 2006-2013

November 4, 2013

6 Reasons I’m Excited About VermontFest 2013

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6 Reasons I’m Excited About VermontFest 2013

I’m super excited about this year’s VermontFest conference in Killington Vermont for so many reasons.  

#1 Vermont's most amazing educators will be there

Can't wait to catch up with so many of my edtech friends and fantastic Vermont educators 

#2 My sessions this year were super fun to prepare for.  

Presentation materials will be posted next to each session below (minutes before each session – gotta make those last minute tweaks ; )

Using Google Tools to support the Common Core
Thursday Session 2  10:45 – 11:40

The Magic of Making with Your iPad
Thursday evening  6:00 – 9:00

On the Road to iPad App Development
Friday  Session 4   12:40 –1:35

DRAFT 1

DRAFT 2

Collaborative Notes

 

#3 The closing keynote will provide Charlie Wilson and I an opportunity to LAUNCH a new Connected Voices project feature Vermont teachers and students… stay tuned

#4 Killington Grand has the best hot tubs!

#5  I get to bring my HOME and my husband to the conference.

Our home

1984 Wanderlodge Bus by Bluebird

Killington Grand is letting us park our mobile home/bus  - Just look around for the brown/tan vintage RV – a Bluebird Wanderlodge.  And Craig Lyndes, my super talented husband is helping with tech set up and tear down, so he’ll be there too

#6 VermontFest (Killington, VT) is our last stop on our way out of Vermont on our living in a bus adventure.

Craig and I gave up our apartment in June and moved into the bus for an 18 month journey (6 months in Vermont, 6 months outside Vermont, 6 months back to Vermont,  with the next 6 months To Be Determined)

Here is our TRAVEL Blog
http://techsavvyknowmads.blogspot.com/

October 25, 2013

Advanced Google Calendars

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Google Tools Mini-Lab Series for Instructional Leaders

sponsored by CVEDCVT

Google Calendar Advanced Features

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October 22, 2013

Organizing Efficient Meetings with Google Hangouts

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Looking forward to introducing Google Hangouts today with Educational Leaders from Vermont schools.

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February 13, 2013

My ISTE 2013 Presentations

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Can't wait to go back to San Antiono for ISTE 2013.  Here are the two workshops I'm gearing up to lead. 

I think I need a new cowboy hat!

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Expanding Learning Opportunities when Mobile Apps Extend Google Apps
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[Workshop: Half-Day] Seats still available.

Tuesday, 6/25/2013, 5:15pm–8:15pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Learning with Mobile Devices
Lucie De La Bruere, Learning With Lucie

You don’t have to choose between mobile or Google tools. Learn how you
can leverage the power of mobile to extend the power of Google tools in
your school.
 Recommended by ISTE's SIGML
   
 

 

 



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Imagine Invent Innovate with iPads and iPods
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[Workshop: Half-Day] Seats still available.

Monday, 6/24/2013, 4:30pm–7:30pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Learning with Mobile Devices
Lucie De La Bruere, Learning With Lucie

Move screen time beyond consumption and hook kids on STEM using their
imagination and creativity cycle to author ebooks, design inventions,
and create videogames.
 Recommended by ISTE's SIGML

   
 

November 7, 2012

Creativity and Innovation iPad Playground

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Bring your iPad to the

Creativity and Innovation iPad PlayGround 

A hands on workshop by Lucie deLaBruere & Dayle Payne
at VermontFest 2012

 

A Creativity Playground. 2012t VermontFest 2012 

Move from playing games to CREATING games on your iPad?

Move from reading books to CREATING books on your iPad.

Move from watching movies to CREATING them?

Move from listening to music to CREATING it?

Lucie deLaBruere  and Dayle Payne
will facilitate a playful approach to learning using your ipad.   Bring your iPad and come play with apps that help you create games, 3D inventions, interactive books, and multimedia.   We will imagine, invent, and innovate together in this iPad playground using apps like  APPCRAFT (similar to SCRATCH),  Creative Book Builder,  and many more. Bring your iPad!!

October 23, 2012

Google Tools for Southeastern Vermont Schools

Filed under: Presentations,Tools — Learning with Lucie @ 9:13 pm

Today I'm pleased to be sharing and learning with educators from Southeastern Vermont.

Slides for today can be found at

http://tinyurl.com/sevt1024


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October 18, 2012

Introducing iPads at North Country Career Center

Filed under: Education,ipads,Personal,Presentations — Learning with Lucie @ 5:35 am

Today was filled with nostalgia and gratitude for me as I spent the day working with staff from North Country Career Center introducing them to the power of mobile devices.   I had the pleasure of driving through one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont -  so beautiful in fact that it has been dubbed "The Northeast Kingdom". 
North-country-career-centerThe foliage did not disappoint as I drove through Jay Peak down to Newport.  How fortunate the staff and students are to have their high school and Career and Tech center located on international Lake Memphremagog.  As I approached memories flashed back of my high school years here,  my children's high school years here, and  15 years of teaching in these halls. 

Many of the staff I taught with were still here and inquired about my children whom they had as students.   The building has been significantly improved and expanded as have the programming.  The programs I started here including Computer Technology   and Internet Technology are still here,  but have been updated to include topics like Game Design and Programming for mobile devices.  As a matter of fact, the program I had started in as an instructor–Business Technology is being revamped to a Travel and Tourism program by great friend and colleague Nancy McDermott.  

One of the biggest kicks of the day was when, John Wagner, showed me the upgrades he and his students have made to  project based learning unit I had designed in partnership with the physical education department to use technology to streamline the collection and distribution of data at a district wide fitness event.  Every year we would upgrade the project by adding new capabilities of new technology, and I laughed out loud to see that Mr. Wagner and his students had continued to evolve the project to some of the technologies were covered today –QR readers and creators with mobile devices

I remember helping the auto technology teacher (my friend and colleague, Joe Seguin)  set up one of the first computerized auto repair databases in the form of a collection of CD programs called Mitchell on Demand.  It was the perfect setting by which to introduce the power of using mobile devices to carry  and access whole collections of interactive, multimedia ebooks and databases. No more running from under the hood of the car to the back room to locate the right part image and instructions from a collection of CD's.  

I remember getting the school's first gooseneck document camera so that I could demonstrate the insides of a computer to my whole computer technology class to make learning more visible and relevant.  Today I showed how the camera from a mobile devices brought that power and more to any location in the room untethered by the use of APPLE TV and the iPad's native cameras.   

How exciting it was to use the new iPads with staff to kickoff creating multimedia ebooks of their program in their space filled with images, sound and video.  The current director, Eileen Illuzi drove the point home when she integrated videos and pictures of a recent fire control exercise from the  protected services program.    I  got a chance to show solar optimization apps as one of many tools for Tim to use in his sustainable energy program, along with an interactive 3D skeletons to the health careers program.  The power of mobile devices to travel to Fern's land lab, Dan's building sites, or Jillian and Joe's co-op locations became self-evident.   The power of mobile devices to offer to personalize and differentiate reading  for every interest and learning style was driven home by exploring Zite, Fliboard, resources on iTunes University and more.  My only regret was that the day was too short, but I hope to return to expand on the learning we started today. 

July 12, 2012

Student First Approach to Google Apps

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I'm so excited to be presenting at the Google Summit in Santa Clara where I will join a fantastic team of Google experts to offer a variety of sessions about all things Google.

Today' I will be sharing - 

Student First Approach to Google Apps  

If you think the most compelling reasons to use Google Apps are free email solutions, shared calendars, and more efficient and collaborative workflow for staff — THINK AGAIN! This session will feature examples of students learning using Google tools such as using Google Spreadsheets to simulate banking to model the branches of government to presenting proposals for increasing streetlights to make their city safer using Google Maps. Learn how a rural Vermont school deployed Google Apps to its students first. Students took the lead; adults followed, and eventually the whole school district joined. Students first – is a tried and true method of going Google. Bring your own examples of student learning with Google Apps to share.

 

June 19, 2012

Looking forward to Google Summit

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Looking forward to attending the Google Summit in Santa Clara where I will join a fantastic team of Google experts to offer a variety of sessions about all things Google.

I will present the following two sessions

Student First Approach to Google Apps    [Presentation Slides]

If you think the most compelling reasons to use Google Apps are free email solutions, shared calendars, and more efficient and collaborative workflow for staff — THINK AGAIN! This session will feature examples of students learning using Google tools such as using Google Spreadsheets to simulate banking to model the branches of government to presenting proposals for increasing streetlights to make their city safer using Google Maps. Learn how a rural Vermont school deployed Google Apps to its students first. Students took the lead; adults followed, and eventually the whole school district joined. Students first – is a tried and true method of going Google. Bring your own examples of student learning with Google Apps to share.

 

Beginners Guide to Apps Scripts    [Presentation Slides]

This session will introduce Google Apps Scripting to non-programmers. We will walk you through using some premade Google Apps Script such as Flubaroo (self grading quizes), (Mail Merge withing Google Apps) and (Sending custom emails based on spreadsheet data). Join us if you are new to using Google Apps Scripts or if you would like to share tips and tricks to help colleagues take the mystery our of using Google Apps Scripts.

 

 

May 11, 2012

Imagine Invent Innovate with iPads

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Thank you to my incredible colleagues, Dayle Payne, Rhonda Siemons, and Tony Galle for joining me to offer the Imagine, Invent, and Innovate with iPads presentation at Dynamic Landscape 2012.   

We shared ways to promote inventive, imaginative, and innovative thinking in Middle School students using tools such as  AppCraft (similar to SCRATCH) ,  3-D modeling tools (similar to Sketchup), and other apps and practices that promote the creativity cycle, the design cycle, and complex thinking with  with i-devices.
Here is a playlist of videos  and the presentation slides from the sessioin – Imagine, Invent, and Innovate with i-Devices. 
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