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Education Manager
Educational Technology Consultant
J2 Training
Janet is an educational technology consultant with experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology coordinator, and adjunct professor. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully integrating technology into their curriculum has provided her with many opportunities to present at national, state, and local conferences and in school districts throughout the United States. She has co-authored four books on technology integration and professional development. Janet served in various positions for the TCEA Board of Directors and was awarded ISTE’s Making It Happen award given to leaders in educational technology. Also, Janet was an ISTE Featured Voice in 2020.
K12 Education Manager
Charlie Fitzpatrick has been K12 Education Manager for Esri, makers of GIS software, since 1992. In this role, he works with K12 students, teachers, and leaders of education and policy in schools, districts, and states, helping them grasp why and how to take advantage of Esri's offer of software and learning resources free to K12 schools for instructional use. Prior to Esri, Charlie taught social studies in grades 7-12 for 15 years, mostly 8th grade geography.
Lead Coordinator for Inst Tech Programs
ISTE Certified Educator
Laurie Guyon is Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES. She is the Capital Region Director and a trainer for NYSCATE. Laurie won the ‘Best Overall Implementation of Technology’ award from Tech and Learning and Global Impactor Award from the Digital Citizenship Institute in 2022. Laurie was named CoSN’s NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders in 2020 and earned the Spotlight Award at BOCES. Laurie was part of the NYSED authoring committee for the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards and is a member of the NYSED Content Advisory Panel for those standards. She is an ISTE Certified Educator/Trainer and Google Certified Educator/Trainer.Laurie Guyon is Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in NY. She is Capital Region Director and trainer for NYSCATE. Laurie won “Best Implementation of Technology award” from Tech and Learning. She is a chapter co-author of Professional Development is a Plan, Not a Fix in the book What teacher educators should have learned from 2020. Laurie was CoSN’s NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders in 2020. Laurie was part of the NYSED authoring committee for the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards. Laurie is an adjunct professor for SUNY Plattsburgh teaching in Digital Age Learning in the SBL prog
Ed Tech Librarian, Professor, and Author
Syosset High School
Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school ed tech librarian. She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. She is the author of "Hacking School Libraries" and Scholastic makerspace books.
Teacher Success Champion
Kami + Gold EDU
Stephanie has been working in Pickerington Schools since 2014. Stephanie has spoken at conferences such as ISTE, ITIP and OETC and her most recent achievements are being apart of the team named ISTE’s Distinguished District, WOSU Leadership Award, a Google Innovator, and PLSD’s Innovative Leader award. Stephanie is one of the founding members of Global GEG and Gold EDU. Stephanie has a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.Stephanie is the CEO of Gold EDU, Control the Chaos EDU, and is also the EdTech Lead for the Pickerington Local Schools District. Stephanie has spoken at conferences around the world. Her most recent achievements are being apart of the team named ISTE’s Distinguished District, WOSU Leadership Award, a Google Innovator, and PLSD’s Innovative Leader award. Stephanie is one of the founding members of Global GEG and Gold EDU. Stephanie has a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. Stephanie is a co host on two post Get Inspired and Innovative and Control the Chaos EDU.
Professional Development. Gifted Ed, Tech Integration, Regular Ed
Minot, ND
Julie Jaeger, PD Coach/Consultant, Veteran Elem-MS educator, Tech Integrator, and Gifted Instructor, enjoys bringing "a-ha" moments and higher order thinking via Tech Integration, Differentiated Instruction, Digital StoryTelling, and Curriculum Enrichment using Critical Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, and Questioning. Authored "I-imagine Dares Students to be Their Best Selves" (ISTE Learning and Leading, June/July 2013) and received the 2016 Digital StoryTelling Creativity Leadership Award. Currently ISTE Community Leader and ND Association for Gifted Children Board member. Former Chair of the ISTE Digital StoryTelling Network. Holds an MS in Education with Technology Integration and Credential in Gifted Education.
District Instructional Coach
Cammie currently works as a District-wide Instructional Lead in a geographically vast rural Alberta district (Prairie Rose Public Schools) and with the district’s Distance Learning programs. She has over 20 years of experience as a high school English and Social Studies teacher and taught an EdTech college course for preservice teachers for 5 years. She is a proud ISTE Community Leader and puts her roles as Google Certified Trainer / Coach and Microsoft Master Trainer to good use as a member of Canada’s Cobblestone Collective edtech trainers.
Retired Educator
ISTE Certified Educator
I am the Instructional Media/Technology/CTE-STEM Teacher at Aurora Frontier P-8 in Aurora Colorado and an educator for 30 years. I am part of the ISTE Community Leader and In 2019 she became an ISTE Certified educator. I have presented at ISTE: 2010-2022. Colorado InnEdCo conferences: 2010-2022. Recognitions: ISTE Certified Educator, InnEdCO Ambassador, 2020 ISTE Digitial Storytelling Network Creativity and Leadership Award Winner, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Certified Teacher, Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Teacher, Certified Google Teacher Leader, IBM AI Certified Educator, Adobe Certified Educator, EdPuzzle Certified Educator, FlipGrid Certified Educator.
Script Supervisor/Production Manager
PiePie Productions
K-5 Technology Teacher
Hairgrove Elementary, CFISD
Christine Morgan, M. Ed. is a K-5 Technology Teacher in Houston, TX that is determined to share her love of technology & creativity with others. She loves being able to connect with other educators through Twitter and attending (and presenting) conferences. As a self-proclaimed ‘techy teacher’, she loves finding ways to engage and support her students, as well as enhance their creativity. Christine continues a “lifelong learner” frame of mind and is always on the lookout for new ways to support her 21st century learners. Check out her website at where she shares free templates!
Instructional TechnologyCoach
Gainesville High School, PWCS, VA
Daniel is in his 8th year as an instructional technology coach. Previously a math teacher and VSTE teacher of the year award winner, Daniel‘s focus now has largely been on the implementation of teacher tools in the classroom to change how students have access to and are assessed on content objectives. Finding ways for students to become content creators as a means of displaying their course knowledge has been an increased item of focus. Areas of concentration and expertise include: Khan Academy Ambassador, Common Sense Ambassador, Nearpod Certified Educator, Edpuzzle Certified Coach, Flipgrid Certified, & Google Certified Educator.
Director of Coaching
Great Schools Partnership
@Amanda Nguyen
ISTE Certified Educator
Amanda Nguyen is the Conference Co-Chair for ACTEM (Maine’s ISTE Affiliate). She supports programming and partnerships that create opportunities for learners to thrive in innovative and career-focused pathways. She is a former high school math/science teacher and administrator. She has created and implemented several professional learning and teacher leadership programs for educators. She earned her B.A. from Bowdoin College and M.Ed. focused on Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the 2021 ACTEM ACHIEVE award winner (the Making IT Happen award from Maine) an ISTE 20 to Watch awardee, and ISTE Community Leader.
Ashburnham-Westminster RSD
Kendre Perry, M.Ed, is currently a Middle School (6-8) STEM Specialist in Winchendon, MA and is a member of the ISTE Community Leadership team. She presents at the national and local levels to educators about meaningful technology integration. Her areas of EdTech interest include Augmented and Virtual Reality, Formative Assessment Tools, Generation Z, Engaging Presentation Tools, and Google Tools for Learning.
Megan Puckett has been an Social Studies educator in Texas for more than a decade. She's taught middle school, high school, SPED, honors, AP, and various electives. Megan also specializes in Gifted Education and has trained teachers in her district and the Houston area for the last five years with a focus on blended learning and creativity. She has also presented around Texas on the power of technology in the classroom
Technology & Digital Design Coordinator
St. Catherine's Moorlands School
ISTE Certified Educator
Greta Sandler is a Learning Innovation Leader at Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is passionate about creating safe learning environments and empowering learners by giving them a voice and choice in their education, nurturing their creativity, and prioritizing their social-emotional needs. Greta is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer who advocates for agile, student-centered classrooms and project-based learning. She aligns projects with the UN's SDGs, empowering students to become agents of social change. As an ISTE Community Leader, Greta enjoys working alongside educators worldwide, exchanging ideas, and empowering teachers everywhere to elevate their practice.
Digital Learning Coach/Digital Media Teacher
Peabody Public Schools
Erika is a Digital Learning Coach and a 6-8 as Digital Media Teacher specializing in Green Screen and Video Production. In her 30th year, she has created and presented district-wide Mindfulness Professional Development and serves as a leader on the SEL Core District Team. Dubbed “Green Screen Gal”, Erika shares her passions through professional development and online courses. She has hosted webinars for Wakelet, WeVideo, Adobe, and presented in educational summits, podcasts, and LIVE webinars. Erika also hosted the Green Screen Summit in July 2021 and recently was featured on the cover of the of Ed Tech K12 Magazine.
Student Success Coordinator
Charles J. Colgan High School
Mr. Billy is the technology coach at Colgan HS.His career began as a special education teacher at PACE West School, followed as the instructional technology coach at Ellis Elementary School, and opened Colgan High School, a school with a fine and performing arts specialty program. Mr. Watts is passionate about mentoring students to build healthy relationships, developing student voice through digital communication, and working with educators to connect the classroom to impact in the outside world. He is a giant AV nerd and does a decent Cookie Monster impression.

Session description

Multimedia evolves from integration of a variety of tools to create focused, interactive and meaningful learning experiences. Come explore numerous multimedia tools and learn how students can create engaging multimedia products to share their learning, views and perspectives. Engage in tools through hands-on activities, free resources and integration ideas.

Purpose & objective

MultiMedia Playground Full Session Descriptions at:

Provide participants an opportunity to explore a variety of multimedia tools, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about curricular integrations that provide students a creative way to share their learning and express their views and perspectives.
Each Presentation Stage will
• provide information and guidance on how to integrate multimedia tools into specific curricular topics
• provide cross curricular integrations
• provide activity ideas and resources needed
• show how to use the multimedia tool and how to mashup with other multimedia tools

Each Sandbox Table will:
• Provide a hands-on experience which allows participants to jump in and explore the resources and activities.
• Feature MultiMedia tools and strategies to assist students with the production of Multimedia products to showcase their learning, views, and perspectives.
• Provide opportunity to learn about multimedia tools for the purpose of Video production, Slide Show applications, Online Books, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Podcast production, Green Screen, Hyperdocs, Interactive web design,etc.

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MultiMedia Playground Full Session Descriptions at:

Interactive Tables
Table 1  Multimedia Integration for Creative Classroom Activities
Laurie Guyon   

Table 2   MultiMedia Experiences to Empower Student Voice
Kristina Holzweiss

Table 3  Integrating Multimedia to Enhance Academic Vocabulary
Kendre Perry, Megan Puckett, Christine Morgan

Table 4 Green Screen Magic
Erika Sandstrom and Janet Corder 

Table 5  Digital Portfolios: Promote Student Voice and Creativity
Daniel Nemerow and William Watts

Table 6 Digital Escape Room: Make & Take 
Cammie Kannekens, Amanda Nguyen  Greta Sandler 

Table 7 Immersive Content Using Maps ESRI ArcGIS
Charlie Fitzpatrick and Tom Baker

Presentation Stage 1
Join Roe Moore and explore “Movie Making Magic” 
Learn techniques, tips, and tricks from Movie Industry Professional Script Supervisor and Director, Roe Moore. In these 3 sessions, Roe will introduce you to the basics and show you how to bring Movie Making Magic to your students.
12:45  And the Story Begins… 
1:25    Getting those Shots and Perspectives in Your Movie or Digital Story
2:05   Ta-Da Production Time!! 

Presentation Stage 2 
12:45 Embracing a Culture of Feedforward using Multimedia. 
Greta Sandler and Stephanie Howell

1:25  -   Interactive Posters, Scavenger Hunts, Hyperdocs 
Gwynn Moore

2:05 Power of Imagery: How to Convey Message thru Image, Music, Sound, Voice, Effects, and Shot Angles
Julie Jaeger

Intro Bonus Table -   Gwynn Moore and Julie Jaeger
Try out numerous MultiMedia Apps, Learn Basic Animation, Interactive Poster Ideas, and QR Code Examples and MultiMedia Resources ... and More

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Supporting research

Richard Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
• Mayer, R. E. (2009). Multimedia learning (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
• Richard Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning abstract

Articles supporting Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
• The Benefits of Multimedia Education (2022)
• Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Education (2019)
• Wiley University Services (2016)

Integrating Multimedia: Demonstrations of Student-Generated Multimedia Products Made within Regular Content-Driven Courses

5 benefits of multimedia learning

Multimedia Tools in the Teaching and Learning Process: A New Systematic Approach

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Session specifications

Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Numerous multimedia tools, apps and programs will be a part of this playground. When the final itinerary is complete, a list of featured tools and apps will be provided. Most activities shared will not be specific to a brand but rather a tool, making the activity easy to implement.
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.