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So You Think You're Smarter than an EDtech Nerd?

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, November 29, 7:45–8:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Steve Dembo  
Carl Hooker  

You'll be part of an Edtech Trivia Game featuring a plethora Edtech tools, tips and tricks, along with guests form around the EdTech World! Increase your knowledge of the industry and community while you have a good time!

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Games for learning & gamification
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We want to have fun while sharing some of the great tools and people that provide practical and useful connections for all educators. Using trivia style format, we'll leave participants with a template to use for staff development.


-A quick exploration of a variety of quizzing and trivia apps and tools (10 minutes)
-Game: 20-30 questions that allow for quick collaboration. (Googling will be made futile) Each question will have a brief follow-up with added context and classroom application. (45 minutes)
-Winners declared and celebrated (5 minutes)

Supporting research

What If Professional Learning was Like Playing a Game?

Gaming as Professional Development Option

It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again.

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Steve Dembo, Quest Academy
Carl Hooker, HookerTech LLC

Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the program which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He's also the author of the six-book series titled Mobile Learning Mindset, a guide for teachers, administrators, parents and others to support and embrace mobile learning in our schools. He’s also a keynote speaker and a consultant for multiple school districts across the country.

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