Keynote Speaker - Trevor Muir

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Great ideas for your first week back to school.

Why Kickoff

This conference will showcase the great teaching, learning and innovation happening in Michigan area schools. Sessions range from Google to hands-on Makerspace activities. Your day will be filled with fun and motivation to kick-start the school year.

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Thank You Kickoff Sponsors

CrossBraining

The CrossBraining Learning Solution gives teachers and students the templates and tools they need to capture the entire learning process from start to finish, using a GoPro or smartphone camera.

Visit http://www.crossbraining.com

REMC

The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. Its members are the 28 local regional educational media centers operated through the intermediate school district structure.

Visit: http://www.remc.org/

Williams Insurance

As longtime educators and Meemic Members, Kerri Williams and her husband, Chip, are agents who understand the special needs of the educational community.

Visit: https://goo.gl/VWrShP

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a video platform used by over 50,000 teachers to empower student voice and ignite discussion. In Flipgrid, teachers post discussion topics to which students respond via video, creating a social learning environment that provides every student an equal voice and increases engagement.

Visit: https://info.flipgrid.com/

Smarty Design Company

Graphic design company located in Adrian, MI that specializes in branding, logo, marketing and advertising design.

Visit: http://smartydesign.co/

Thank You Giveaway Sponsors


Makey Makey

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.

Visit: http://makeymakey.com/

Sowash Ventures

John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students.

Visit: http://sowashventures.com/

Seesaw

Seesaw is a simple way to build a digital portfolio in any K-12. Seesaw helps capture the learning process, not just the end result. Students can use Seesaw's built-in audio recording, drawing and caption tools to reflect on what they've learned or explain how they got their answer.

Visit: https://web.seesaw.me

Mindcraft EDU

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Visit: https://education.minecraft.net/


GeoGebra

GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.

Visit: https://www.geogebra.org/home

Stop Motion Studio

Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. It's simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with. Create fantastic movies your friends will enjoy or share it with the world on YouTube, Facebook and other sites. Cool themes, titles and sound effects are easy to add, too.

Visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297?mt=8

DoInk Green Screen

Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad or iPhone. The app lets you combine photos and videos from the camera roll with live images from your iPad or iPhone's camera. Featured in "Best New Apps in Education" in iTunes and classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling you to get fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.

Visit: http://www.doink.com/

Makerspaces.com

Your online resource for everything Maker!

Visit. https://www.makerspaces.com/

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings.

Visit: https://screencast-o-matic.com

Bloxels

A hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation.

Visit: http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com/home