Education Innovation 2013
Innovation Mixer


Thank you for an fantastic night of fun, learning and sharing.  Below is a link to the materials, resource links, sponsors and apps mentioned during AppyHour.


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ITSCO and the Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) are co hosting this free event which includes food and refreshments, networking, and brief presentations by educators and business leaders speaking about innovation and technology. Technology educators, teachers, and business professionals from around Ohio are invited to attend and share their passion for education, technology and innovation.

The evening is designed around multiple five minute presentations with networking time before, during and after the event.  This is not your typical conference! It is a fast paced evening, kept casual with time to network with other innovative educators and community members.

Schedule of Presenters and Events

5:30-5:55 Registration
5:55-6:05 Introductions MEC
6:05-6:10 Robby Simpson: iPad Apps in 5th grade
6:10-6:15 Alex Kovach: Climbing Mt. Bloom with iMovie Trailers
6:15-6:20 Brad Griffith: HTML5 Mobile App Development with Adobe PhoneGap
6:20-6:25 Chris Hill: Non-Linear YouTube Videos
6:25-6:30 Ed Kitchen: BYOT in the Classroom
6:30-6:35 Laurie Heikkila: GeoLocating Partners for Successful PD
6:35-6:40 Sue Cornish: College Nannies and Tutors
6:40-6:45 Kale Chevalier: The Use of Class Dojo
6:45-7:00 Break
7:00-7:05 Beth Downing: Flipping the Elementary Classroom
7:05-7:10 Scott McKenzie: Dynamix
7:10-7:15 Scott Kinkoh: Edcanvas E-Folios
7:15-7:20 Eric Valchef: Schoology
7:20-7:25 Kate Harkless: Homework Hangouts
7:25-7:30 Jennifer Fry, Daphne Irby, Kim Niles: Mirror, Mirror on my PC: The Reflector App
7:30-7:35 Julie Simmons: ConnectingThrough Technology.....Locally and Globally
7:35-7:40 Jennifer Feeney: Comic Heads + US Bill of Rights=Engaged Learning
7:40-7:45 Toby Fischer: Just Go: The Four Factors that Inhibit Innovation and how to Overcome Them
7:45-8:00 Break
8:00-8:30  AppyHour Brent Wise: ClassEapps 

As promised at the event, below is a list of apps that were mentioned during AppyHour.  We have added either a web site address for more information or the itunes app link.  The apps are listed in the order they were mentioned.  If you have further questions, please contact David Hayward at  Thank you to everyone who shared.

  1. ClassEapps -  Grade It!

  2. ClassEapps -  Pick Me!  Digital Popsicle sticks

  3. ClassEapps -  All Here!  Attendance app with multiple views, groups, reports

  4. Top 20 Apps Recommendations -

  5. Evernote -  free, Note Taking

  6. Evernote Hello - Business cards and information into Evernote

  7. Apps Fire -  Find your next favorite app

  8. LeafSnap -  Free, scan a leaf, gives information about the leaf and students deduce what tree it came from

  9. DogSnap - Dog identification app

  10. ABCya -  Math apps

  11. Everyday Mathematics  Math apps

  12. Vernier Video Physics - Graph distance, velocity, time with video

  13. Aurasma -  Virtual reality and overlay with additional information embedded

  14. NearPod -  Presentations for classes

  15. Telegami -  Make fun avatars with speech or text

  16. Symbaloo -  Icons with websites, youtube videos, links

  17. iThoughts HD -  Mind mapping

  18. Class Dojo -  Behavioral charts and contact parents with behavioral information

  19. Creative Book Builder  - eBook maker,  can be made into iBooks

  20. iMovie -  Make student videos and projects

  21. World Wildlife Fund - nature videos, information

  22. Wonderopolis -  A wonder a day

  23. VoiceThread -  App that connects with website, communication tool

  24. PBS Kids -  Education resources

  25. Haiku Deck -  Quick presentation tool with pictures, words, etc.

  26. Explain Everything -  Screencasting app

  27. UStream -  Video channel to stream classroom to web

  28. Voki -  Make avatars that read text

  29. Pinnacle -  Advanced video editing app

  30. Reel Director -  Video editing app

  31. i-nigma -  QR Reader

  32. TeacherKit -  Student information and class info, including notes, attendance, etc.

  33. Remind 101 -  Texts to students without revealing your phone number

  34. Sock Puppets -  Puppet show app

  35. Flash cards -*/id403199818?mt=8

  36. Study Blue -

  37. Brain Pop - Educational information

  38. Puppet Pals - Storytelling app

  39. ITSCO Book Talks - Share book talks and storytelling, check out other book talks

  40. Hoopla -;jsessionid=64AB5E151FC16C95D9AC67BBCF8CD232

  41. Overdrive -  Library apps for video and books

  42. Zite - News app

  43. Flipboard - RSS reader magazine

  44. Simple Mind+ - Mapping app, connects with Dropbox

  45. Trading Cards - Great for middle school, hs

  46. Toontastic - Making cartoons

  47. Type free on PDF - Free PDF editor

  48. Schoology - Ties in with website

  49. Shakespeare in Bits -  Shakespeare plays broken into multiple pieces

  50. Cool Iris - Combines all pictures from all social media


Presenters Needed! We are looking for educators and business leaders to share their innovative technology practices.

What innovative things are going on in your district, school, or classroom? How are you using technology to connect with parents and the community? What new learning opportunities have become available as a result of technological advancements? Do you have an exciting lesson to share that uses technology? Register now to present!

Business Leaders
What innovative practices are happening in your organization? Has social media changed the way you connect with consumers? Has technology changed processes or practices? What expectations do you have for technology skills in new employees? Register now to present!


From last year's attendees...

attendees"I liked so many things about this mixer. I think most of all, I liked the chance to network with like-minded professionals, both in schools and those who work with schools. Our presenters from Westerville got a lot of good feedback and will be collaborating with some folks for research, etc."

"I thought the event was very well organized. Presentations were short and varied and allowed time to follow up with those presenters who you were most interested in hearing more from and/or connecting with at a later date and time. Felt a little like speed dating. Very effective format. Worth the drive from Cleveland!"

"Variety of presentations, that they were short- to the point.  Then we could talk to those we were interested in during the breaks to get more information and connect.  I am looking forward to the next one."



FREE! Register Now!

April 24th, 5:30 - 8:30

j. liu restaurant and bar
6880 N. High Street | Worthington, OH 43085


Appy HourAppy Hour
is new this year!

The last hour will be open mic for all attendees to share and talk about their favorite app.  What's your favorite app?


Thank you sponsors!
This event would not be possible without you! 
If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact David Hayward,


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