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FLBlogCon EDU - Conference Guide

Tech Conference for teachers - social media and blogging in the classroom. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Full Sail University. See more at

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FLBlogCon EDU - Conference Guide

  1. 1. FLBlogCon Official Conference Guide Register Now!
  2. 2. “There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.” ! - Nancy Kassebaum
  3. 3. Conference! Details Location: Date and Times: • Full Sail University • 141 University Park Drive, Winter Park FL 32792 Driving Directions: • From University Blvd • Turn south at the light on Driggs Ave. • Friday, March 14, 2014 • 8:00 am check in • Conference goes from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  4. 4. What To! Bring Dress • Dress is school attire. • We will be in-doors with the opportunity to go outside for lunch. Electronics • Full Sail University is providing wi-fi so bring your devices. Smart phone, laptop, tablet. etc. • Bring a charger! We will have plenty of outlets to help your device make it through the day. • Use the hash tag #FLBlogConEDU Other • If you don’t have a mobile device, bring paper and pencil to take lots of notes. • Snacks and lunch are provided. • Bring a smile and positive attitude - we are all there to learn, network, and grow our technical knowledge.
  5. 5. Important Links FLBlogCon: • General Website: • EDU Website: • Facebook: • Twitter: During the Conference: • Follow along on Twitter using hash tag #FLBlogConEDU • Follow along on Tagboard: 157404 After the Conference: • Review presentations at
  6. 6. Venue Take a! Virtual Tour! Now!
  7. 7. Lunch
  8. 8. Teacher & ! Administrator! Track 8:00 - 8:30 Check In 8:30 - 9:00 Widgets and Gadgets for Education ! Presented by Josh Murdock 9:10 - 9:40 Online Legalese: Copyright, Libel, and Slander. What you need to know! ! Presented by Kerry O’Shea Gorgone 9:50 - 10:20 Putting Your Best Digital Footprint Forward! ! Presented by William Jackson 10:30 - 11:00 Case Study: The Unconference – Connecting Students with Real World Experts ! Presented by Lali DeRosier 11:10 - 11:40 Technology Integration: Why We Must View Today’s Learning Differently ! Presented by Christine Ortiz 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Provided by Wholesome Tummies 12:30 - 1:00 Increasing Your Learning Network: Twitter, Facebook, and the Melrose Center ! Presented by Josh Murdock 1:10 - 1:40 Pinterest for Educators – More than Just the Latest Obsession ! Presented by Kim Vij 2:15 - 3:30 Special Tour of Full Sail University! State of the Art Facilities, Production Studios, ESPN, and More! 11:50 - 12:00 The Importance of Nutrition on the Brain and Learning! Presented by Debbie Blacher and Wholesome Tummies 1:45 - 2:15 Finding Educational Tech Resources for Free - Utilizing Commercial Offerings! Introduced by Bright House’s Scott McCallum and Presented by Brittny Krause of Florida Dairy Farmers
  9. 9. Student! Track 8:00 - 8:30 Check In 8:30 - 9:00 Case Study: How a Group of High School Students Made it Big through Blogging ! Presented by students Jake Smith and Scott Fisher 9:10 - 9:40 Blogging 101: Best Practices and Share-ability ! Presented by Bess Auer 9:50 - 10:20 Twitter: Not Just about Miley Cyrus and Weird Hashtags ! Presented by Josh Murdock 10:30 - 11:00 Using Social Media for Good - Build Your Future and Start a Revolution ! Presented by Bess Auer 11:10 - 11:40 Widgets and Gadgets for Education ! Presented by Josh Murdock 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Provided by Wholesome Tummies 12:30 - 1:00 Putting Your Best Digital Footprint Forward! ! Presented by William Jackson 1:10 - 1:40 Online Legalese: Copyright, Libel, and Slander. What you need to know! ! Presented by Kerry Gorgone 2:15 - 3:30 Special Tour of Full Sail University! State of the Art Facilities, Production Studios, ESPN, and More! 11:50 - 12:00 Podcasting - Why it Works and It’s Easy to Do! Presented by Bess Auer 1:45 - 2:15 Full Sail’s “Project Me” - Creativity and Uniqueness on Display! Presented by Jimi Kunkel
  10. 10. Speakers Josh Murdock Josh Murdock is known as Professor Josh to many on social media and in the classroom. He currently works at Valencia College as an instructional designer helping build online courses, train faculty on technology, and solve the Blackboard problems of the world. He’s an Associate Faculty teaching Educational Technology in the EPI program, Social Networking for Job Search and Student Success. ! Josh has taught online, hybrid, or face-to-face for the past nine years and worked in higher education for over fifteen years. He also has a Master of Arts in both Educational Leadership for Higher Education and Instructional Technology from University of Central Florida, and a graduate certificate in e-learning. You can connect with Josh on Twitter at @ProfessorJosh and on Facebook.
  11. 11. Speakers Bess AuerBess Auer is a certified teacher who is also an award-winning blogger. A 17-year veteran in the classroom, she went on to start the Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference, which is a one- day gathering of the state’s largest bloggers and social media pros. A frequent guest speaker and blogger on social media issues, parenting and education, Bess was asked to create the high tech curriculum for Park Maitland School’s first “Smart Tech” class, which focused on teaching students to blog and use social media to expand learning beyond the classroom walls. ! Now a full-time blogger, she works with some of the largest brands in the nation as a social media consultant. She was recently featured as one of the most influential Twitter accounts in Central Florida in the Orlando Business Journal. You can connect with Bess on Twitter at @Bess_Auer and on Facebook.
  12. 12. Speakers Kerry O’Shea Gorgone Kerry O’Shea Gorgone is a speaker, writer, attorney and educator. She holds an MBA from Bentley University, and graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. Kerry has taught courses in marketing law, intellectual property, and business. She also taught New Media Marketing for the Internet Marketing Master of Science Program at Full Sail University. Currently she is the Instructional Design Manager, Enterprise Training, at MarketingProfs. ! Kerry hosts the weekly Marketing Smarts podcast for MarketingProfs. She is also a contributing writer for numerous sites, including MarketingProfs, Huffington Post, the {grow} blog, SocialMedia Explorer, Business2Community, and Marketing Pilgrim. ! Kerry is on Social Media Marketing Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter and the list of the Top 50 Business School Professors on Twitter. Follow her: @kerrygorgone.
  13. 13. Speakers William Jackson William Jackson graduated from South Carolina State University (HBCU) earning a Bachelor’s in Education. He furthered his education earning a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Webster University with a focus on Educational Technology. ! William’s educational career involves past teaching with NASA as an Internet and technology instructor, technology consultant with the Florida Department of Education and Professor with Edward Waters College and Florida State College of Jacksonville. He has been involved in the field of education for over 20 years in elementary and higher education. ! An Engineering and Technology teacher at a STEAM and Title One: Magnet School. William is not only an educator, he is a Social Media Consultant, presenter on Bullying and Cyberbullying, STEAM speaker, Internet Safety instructor and his passion Blogging. Featured on a variety of sites, including Huffington Post, and others, you can read his blog at MyQuestToTeach. Follow him: @wmjackson
  14. 14. Speakers Christine Ortiz An MIT grad with two masters’ degrees, Christine Ortiz spent her high school years working on the national, teen anti-smoking Truth Campaign and advising corporate executives on engaging youths for social change. At the age of 18 she founded her first company, Allen Ortiz Consulting, through which she developed youth empowerment curriculums, designed marketing and branding strategies for social change initiatives, launched state and country-wide change campaigns, and spoke in front of hundreds of thousands of youth and adults. ! Christine opened a tutoring and test prep center, a stepping-stone to her most recent venture, Knowledge Commons, an Innovation lab that is rapidly prototyping solutions to education related issues. The Commons include The Ampersand School, a K-12 independent school, with mixed- age classrooms, an integrated and thematic curriculum design, and a constant focus on individuality and Blank Schools, a radically different approach to new school model development. Locally she organizes events like Startup Weekend, EdCamp, GiveCamp, edtech meetup and anything that brings cool people together and continues to make Orlando awesome. Follow her: @christineortiz
  15. 15. Speakers Lali DeRosier ! Lali DeRosier studied Oceanic and Atmospheric Science at a MAST Academy in Miami where phenomenal high school teachers cultivated her love of school and learning. Lali went on to earn a BA in Biological Sciences at Smith College and an MA in Science Education at the University of Central Florida. ! Lali currently holds the Carol Denicole Endowed Chair of Science at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, where she teaches biological sciences and is developing a science writing curriculum for middle and high school. You can find Lali’s writing at Convergent Education and Life in the Nerdlet Estuary. Follow her on Twitter at @LalSox !
  16. 16. Speakers Kim Vij Kim Vij has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.5 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting. She’s successfully partnered with leading children’s educational bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education. In the past two years she has discovered how to reach out to parents to encourage them to become their child’s first teacher by blogging and pinning resources and tips onto her Pinterest Boards. Kim enjoys sharing simple ways to make every day moments into learning opportunities. ! Kim graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has ten years of teaching experience along with twenty one years of parenting her three children which inspired her to be the co-creator of the website The Educators’ Spin On It. You can connect with Kim on Twitter at @EducatorsSpin.
  17. 17. Speakers Jake Smith and Scott Fisher Jake Smith and Scott Fisher are students at Trinity Preparatory School and thrive on their love of sports, especially basketball. ! As the editor of the Orlando Magic Stuff blog, Jake has grown a dedicated readership to include over 5,000 followers on Twitter. At age 17, he is already a credentialed member of the Orlando Magic media. Follow him: @gatorjake2323. ! Scott, who co-found the Orlando Magic Stuff blog, has helped turn the blog into a monetized business. Follow him: @thefisherman96.
  18. 18. Speakers Brittny Krause Brittny Krause is a digital media and communications coordinator with Florida Dairy Farmers, the state’s milk promotion group, which represents more than 130 dairy farm families who produce 272 million gallons of fresh Florida milk every year!   Brittny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida and has worked as a reporter for ABC News, ESPN and Fox Sports Florida. Currently, Brittny manages the FDF social media channels and website,, which provides educational resources to students, teachers and bloggers in Florida. Follow Brittny and FDF on Twitter @FloridaMilk.
  19. 19. Speakers Jimi Kunkel is the Social Media Strategist for Full Sail University where his duties include community management, creative campaign conception and implementation, digital media outreach, industry partnerships, paid media strategy and copywriting. He is part of a growing team that is widely recognized as a leader in leveraging social media strategy to enhance the higher education experience. Jimi’s work has contributed to over 800% community growth, as well as the development of three new channels and a dramatic increase in overall engagement. ! Before joining Full Sail University, Jimi developed a diverse skill-set working in public relations, advertising, journalism and sales. As the Community Relations Specialist for the Orange County Library System, he gained national media recognition for utilizing a unique social voice to rebrand the library as a "Library of the Future." Jimi am a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and a longtime Central Florida resident.
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  26. 26. $45 Teachers & Administrators $30 Students Register Now!