iPad Summit Boston 2015 is back at the Hynes Convention Center November 16-18, 2015. To learn more and regsiter go to ettipad.org.

Please note times of sessions are subject to change! 
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Kristen Wideen

Greater Essex County District School Board
Windsor, Ontario


Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen is the co-author of the recently published book, "Innovate with iPad". She earned her bachelor’s degree in education through the University of Windsor, completed her master’s in the art of teaching at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. She frequently writes about her educational journey at www.mrswideen.com, and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences.


Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K - 4 teachers

Title: Innovate and Transform with iPad - Math Ideas for the Primary Classroom 

Are you looking to engage and inspire your K-5 students through the use of iPad? Whether you have one iPad or twenty, this workshop is for you.  Using her newly released book “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom” co-authored with Kristen Wideen,  Karen Lirenman will provide a complete selection of clearly laid out engaging open-ended lessons to change the way you use iPad in the classroom. By simply downloading a few basic, open-ended creation apps, your students will engage in the learning process and demonstrate their newfound knowledge in the way that works best for them. It's differentiation at its best. Participants need to bring their own iPad and have the following apps preloaded: Pic Collage, Popplet or Popplet lite, Book Creator, Explain Everything and/or Draw and Tell to fully participate in this hands-on workshop. Whether you have one iPad or twenty, this workshop is for you.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • use open-ended creative apps in a variety of content areas to seamlessly make differentiation a reality in the classroom
  • give their students choice in how to best show what they know
  • use open-ended creative apps to empower your students to create their own content

Please download before attending this session.

Required Apps:

Geoboard https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8

Number Pieces https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/number-pieces-by-math-learning/id605433778?mt=8

Pic Collage https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pic-collage-for-kids-best/id977081997?mt=8

Popplet lite https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8

Draw and Tell https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-tell-by-duck-duck-moose/id504750621?mt=8 

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 17

9:30am EST