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Future Tech Idaho 2010


Boise State University

Oct 19th & 20th 2010

8:00am to 5:00pm
Student Union Building – Jordan Hall

1910 University Dr

Boise, Idaho 83725,


 Reserved parking will be available. 

Presentations Tuesday Oct 19th

8:00am - 8:15am - Opening of the Event

8:15am - 9:00am - Keynote Presentation: Overview of Cloud Computing and Windows Azure –
Presented by Microsoft Evangelist: Mithun Dhar - Microsoft Corp

The Windows Azure platform is a set of high-performance cloud computing services that can be used together or independently and enable developers to leverage existing skills and familiar tools to develop cloud applications. In this session, we’ll provide an overview of this new online service computing platform. We’ll explore the components, key features and real day-to-day benefits of Windows Azure.

Highlights include:

·         What is cloud computing?

·         Running web and web service applications in the cloud

·         Using the Windows Azure and local developer cloud fabric

·         Getting started – tools, SDKs and accounts

·         Writing applications for Windows Azure

Mithun Dhar’s blog: 

9:00am - 9:15am - Tour Exhibits
9:15am - 10:00am - STEM classroom using LEGO Mindstorms Robotics 
Discover how you can integrate LEGO robotics into your classroom to teach STEM concepts.
Presented by: Eric Simmons -Representative -  Lego Educations
10:00am -10:15am -Tour Exhibits
10:15am -11:00am - SPARKscience
Presented by: Eric Johnson, VP Domestic Sales / PASCO scientific

In today’s world, science and technology are increasingly interwoven into
our daily lives.  As a result, the demand for science literacy— and the
conceptual knowledge and technological understanding that accompany it—
has never been greater.  Students learn best, and engage more, with
inquiry-based teaching that puts real-world tools and technologies in
their hands.  With SPARKscience— an authentic, research-based learning
environment— PASCO helps teachers prepare students for the modern world
of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  SPARKscience
integrates modern sensor-based data collection, interactive visualization
& data analysis, and instructional content and assessment seamlessly to
support teachers who want to create a 21st century learning environment
for their students. When they do science instead of learning about
science, directly interacting with the material world in a collaborative
way, they learn to think like scientists, and they retain more. By using
hands-on, inquiry-based approaches and real-world technology, teachers
can spark students’ interest and build the science literacy they’ll need
and prepare them for the modern world.
11:15am -12:00pm - Applying Leading Edge Technology and Cognitive Science to What Works;
Helping Middle & High School Students Efficiency Learn Meaningful Math.
Presented by:  Brian Duggan – Carnegie Learning  

12:15pm -1:00 pm - Lunch Presenter: Ebeam
Presented by:  Brad Breitner - Luidia 

Video Demo:

Power Point Presentation:  View        

1:00pm - 1:45pm - IT Security - Protecting our classrooms.
Presented by: Frank Zember - Computer Stop Inc

1:45pm - 2:30pm - Powering the All-Wireless Enterprise

Educational institutions worldwide choose Meru Networks for individual schools and district-wide deployments. It's easy to see why. Mobile computing initiatives are changing the way children and young adults learn in K-12 environments and Students in University Enviroments. Laptop carts, video learning and one-to-one computing programs have combined with small IT staffs and shrinking budgets to drive the need for a reliable and intelligent wireless network. A reliable network can mean the difference between wasted class time and a session that rapidly engages students in a rich ed. Bruce will go in depth on the latest trends in mobile computing.

Presented by: Bruce Lurie - Meru Networks

2:30pm - 3:15pm - DataWise Measures
Presented by: Marty Winn - DataWise

Power Point PresentationView

3:15pm - 3:30pm - Tour Event

3:30pm - 4:15pm - Easy as Pi!  The Integrated Math/Science Classroom.
Presented by : Rick Tunstall - Texas Instruments 

Teachers want to move forward with technology but are reluctant to learn for various reasons. With the new TI-Nspire software and accompanying handheld, teachers can now easily integrate technology into their daily lessons based on state standards aligned with the textbooks they are using.  The TI-Nspire is not like any other graphing technology.  Teachers can create documents with the compatible Teacher Edition software and teachers have the tools that allow students to explore investigate and discover math concepts that are real and meaningful to math and science learning with full robust assessment tools. With TI-Nspire Navigator teachers can engage monitor and evaluate their students using many different learning styles to get the students excited about math and science. The TI-Nspire Navigator takes the math graphing technology that may be already in the schools and creates an interactive response system with a complete assessment package that cannot be matched by the traditional clicker response systems. With many free resources available teachers can access up to date lessons for many courses and for specific outcomes based on textbook and state standards.  This introductory session will be a small piece of the “pi” that will entice you to attend the workshop tomorrow to get a more detailed overview of the TI-Nspire and the accompanying products and services that will best suit your district needs. 

4:15pm - 5:00pm - Paperless, Cutting Edge, Web-based Keyboarding.
Presented by:  Barbara Ellsworth - Ellsworth Publishing Co

Paperless, Web-based Keyboarding:  Good keyboarding skills are holding so many students back in technology; they can't keep up in the classroom. No textbook needed. Since it is online, assign as homework for students who are behind or ill at home. No papers to grade, print, handle, or turn in due to an outstanding Teacher Manager. Automatic grading, scoring, recording; Progress and grades viewed online. no course software to install or maintain. Self-paced. Individualize to fast/slow learners. Special software feature keeps students' eyes on the copy-not keyboard. Internal Message Center between teacher and students--Great for praise, notices, or encouragement. We have free formatting and free Introduction to Microsoft Applications downloadable textbooks. 

Conclude conference & Fish bowl drawing for door prizes.

Workshops -Wednesday Oct 20th

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8:00am -10:00am:   Ellsworth Publishing

Come and Join Barbara Ellsworth hands on two hour workshop. Learn all about her online no textbook classroom. No papers to grade, print, handle, or turn in due to an outstanding Teacher Manager. Automatic grading, scoring, recording; Progress and grades viewed online. no course software to install or maintain. Self-paced. Individualize to fast/slow learners. Learn more about what Ellsworth Publishings is doing for teachers and students today.

10:00am -12:00pm:
Texas Instruments - American Pi

In Don McLean’s “American Pie” you may want to understand the “Chevy to the Levy”.  Come and meet the experts in the classroom and the ‘behind the scene” program developers who can answer all those “tech” questions that you have.  Come and see how the TI Integrated Math/Science Classroom can easily be integrated into lessons that teachers are already doing in classrooms across the country from inception to evaluation. TI-Nspire is the math tool of choice and when coupled with other technologies such as Nspire Navigator you can affordably add an interactive math classroom that engages all students and is a tool for various types of assessments that can easily be integrated into everyday instruction in a math or science classroom.  Students have tools to help them learn the math and teachers can coordinate the use of those tools for the assessment and growth of the students understanding.
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Aerohive: Creating a 21st Century Classroom
Teaching and learning in the 21st century are substantially different than teaching and learning in the 20th century. The recognition that new skills, instructional design and pedagogy, and effective application of technology are urgently needed in today’s schools, can be witnessed in recent state and national initiatives. Yet while the calls for 21st century classrooms are many, reliable and consistent connectivity via wireless remains a key principle for student instruction.

Come meet Dean Williams from Aerohive Networks for a 1-hour workshop on Wi-Fi solutions for the 21st century. Learn how Aerohive’s next-generation Wi-Fi solution along with our new TeacherView application can make computing in your classrooms more efficient and manageable. Empowering teachers to monitor and manage their classrooms enables a far more effective teaching environment, and enables them to do what they do best – teach.

1:00pm - 2:00pm:
  Pasco Learning

Come join Jeff Arrigotti’s for Pasco Learnings one hour work shop.  For educators looking for flexibility, accountability and standards-based content, PASCO introduces SPARKscience. SPARKscience is a researched-based learning environment that includes discovery-base learning activities that meet state and national standards with assessment built throughout each activity.  Learn about how this environment can help you create a 21st century learning environment for your students, either by adopting our stand-alone SPARK Science Learning System, integrating SPARKvue software with your existing technology platform, or even by using our new SPARKvue app on your iPod touch or iPad.  Lets work together to spark students’ interest in science learning. 

2:00pm - 3:00pm   DataWise Inc - Marty will go into the product (from his presentation)and show how to create tests, and look at results.

3:00pm - 4:00pm   Computer Stop Inc - Security Lab

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8:00 am -  9:00 am      Carnegie Learning - Applying Leading Edge Technology and Cognitive Science to What Works; Helping Middle & High School Students Efficiency Learn Meaningful Math Workshop.

9:00 am -  10:00 am    ***Mobile Education*** - Hands on Workshop with LearnCast
Bring your mobile device, fire up your laptop, JUST CREATE mobile learning. This 50 minute session is presented by David Clemons co-author of managing mobile workforce (McGraw Hill), and founder of LearnCast.

Learn how fortune 500 companies are using mobile publishing tools to create content to create mentored learning approach in small bites with frequency, focusing on engagement and users words. Learn how multiple schools have developed mobile content and measure the assessments with classrooms and the "at home" learner.

Come early and get connected to free mobile learning TOOLS!

David Clemons

Bio: David Clemons

10:00 am - 11:00am   Listen Up:  Breaking Classroom Sound Barriers with a Complete AV Solution.
Presented by: Mitch Golden - Milestone

Networked AV solutions are designed to enhance the learning experience in classrooms and training rooms and offer special audio assistance for students in need; such as those with learning problems, hearing loss or language barriers. Move easily about the classroom and stay connected with your students using RF wireless microphone technology, helping to save on vocal strain and general fatigue. Learn how you can maximize your learning environment today by attending this innovative session.

11:00 am: - 1:00pm     Data Projections

2:00pm - 3:00pm         Meru Network
Learn more about how meru Network is changing

3:00pm - 4:00pm         Ebeam
Brad Brietner will continue from his presentation on the 19th with a more in depth information about Ebeam and hands on demonstrations.

4:00pm - 5:00pm    Interactive Classroom Strategies with eInstruction’s CPS Clickers and Mobi Wireless Interactive Boards.

Presented by CIM Technology. Questions along with ideas for interactive collaboration and idea sharing. We’ll layer eInstruction’s multipurpose technology on top of current curriculum materials and illustrate how to create your own lessons. 

Supporting Sponsors

  Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau: The resource for those planning a meeting or vacation in Boise, Idaho. Lots of information on things to do and places to stay. Visit us at
  eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects--from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America's schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. Learn more about us at
    Idaho Digital Learning Academy - IDLA's Mission: The Mission of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy is to serve the Students, Districts and State of Idaho by providing a high quality public school education, aligned with state achievement standards, and utilizing an innovative e-learning method of delivery. For more information about the IDLA’s visit us at
   “The Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) is a public charter school serving 900 K-12 students throughout the state of Idaho.  At I-DEA, parents play an integral role in the education of their child.  With the support of a caring and experienced teacher, parents are able to choose quality curriculum and provide individualized instruction to meet their child’s needs while learning at home.  Visit our website:
    ITT Educational Services, Inc. ("ESI") is a leading provider of technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs. ESI operates more than 105 Technical Institutes in 37 states, which predominantly provide career-focused degree programs of study in fields involving technology to approximately 61,000  students. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, ESI has been actively involved in the higher education community in the United States since 1969. ITT Idaho College in Boise Idaho College in Boise 

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           Idaho Science and Technology Charter School, Inc.  Petition to Establish a Public Charter School Beginning 2009-2010. Available to all Idaho students with a primary attendance area consisting of Blackfoot, Snake River, and Firth School Districts.  Visit our website at


    Aerohive Networks unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, move applications to the air, and maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative control architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Learn more about us at

Apex Learning is the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education to the nation’s school districts. The company’s comprehensive, standards-based online courses help schools successfully engage all students in rigorous coursework and prepare them for high school graduation and beyond. With the Apex Learning digital curriculum, teachers are able to more effectively differentiate instruction and spend more time working one-on-one with students to address individual needs. Multimedia instructional content motivates and engages students, provides multiple representations of concepts, and addresses different learning styles. The ability to move at their own pace allows students to take as much — or as little — time as they need to master the material. The Apex Learning digital curriculum supports success for all students, from those not prepared for grade-level academic challenges to those capable of advanced coursework. Learn more about us at

  Carnegie Learning is a leading publisher of secondary and postsecondary math curricula software and text solutions that are helping all students everywhere to learn math. These solutions are based on over 20 years of proven research into how students really learn and have consistently shown significant improvement on student learning. Learn more about us at
    If your school system is in need of implementing small or large scale technology plans, CIM’s experienced staff can help you meet your objectives. CIM can provide your school with solutions that are easy to use from a teacher perspective, yet provide robust capabilities from a district-wide management perspective.  Projection & Installed Systems Control Systems netTrekker eInstruction Interactive & ultimedia Tools MediaCAST Solutions Professional Development & Training Creative Learning TeleParent Audio Systems TV Studio Systems Web Based Services If your school system is in need of implementing small or large scale technology plans, CIM’s experienced staff can help you meet your objectives. CIM can provide your school with solutions that are easy to use from a teacher perspective, yet provide robust capabilities from a district-wide management perspective. Learn more about us at
  ComputerStopInc represents Clear High Speed Wireless Internet in the Treasure Valley. Clear Corporation is a provider of next-generation wireless Internet services enabling fast, simple, portable and reliable communications anytime and anywhere within Clearwire’s coverage area. Clear wireless technology can help users realize more freedom and the potential of the Internet. Wireless Internet for Business or Pleasure learn more at

Established in 1987, Data Projections is a leading audio/visual systems designer and integrator providing advanced communications products, support services and technology solutions for educational, governmental and corporate environments. Beyond offering state-of-the-art products and services, we create strategic options to meet your unique needs and deliver the optimal communications environment. From system design to installation and product training to service and support programs, we connect our clients with customized end-to-end solutions that are scalable, reliable and, above all, simple to use. Past success has come from our highly experienced people taking the time to fully understand the needs of our customers to provide creative solutions — solutions that ensure superior results and enable our clients to simply communicate. Learn more about us at

  Get the best assessment management system available today. A superior, industry proven product and service, Datawise MEASURES is the most mature data system available today and far exceeds other comparative products in functionality, usability, and data disaggregation. Datawise MEASURES is designed to aid educators in using data to inform and modify instructional strategies Learn more about us at

Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company’s eBeam products transform  flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Today, eBeam technology powers an ecosystem of interactive hardware and software for education, business and entertainment. Luidia products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley.  Luidia’s technology is licensed to industry leaders such as 3M, Hitachi, edding, and Uchida who incorporate the technology into compelling new interactive presentation and display products.  Formerly a division of Electronics for Imaging (NASDQ: EFII), Luidia was incorporated in July 2003. Learn more about us at

  Web-Based Keyboarding by Ellsworth Publishing Company has these advantages: NO course software to install or maintain. Self paced. NO papers to grade, print, handle, or turn in. (You can print if you get lonesome for papers.) Individualize to fast/slow learners. Progress and Grade Reports viewed from the internet. Special software feature prevents students from taking their eyes off the copy to look at keyboard or screen. Internal Message Center to send messages of encouragement or praise to students and receive replies. Nuts ‘n’ Bolts of Formatting and Introduction to Microsoft Applications textbooks free to customers. $$Reasonably priced. Learn more about us at


eRate 360 Solutions is one of the nation’s leading E-Rate Funding Compliance and Consulting Services firms. Our goal is to provide high quality solutions to meet the expectations of e-rate applicants and service providers. From the largest school districts to the smallest charter/private schools eRate 360 Solutions has a solution for you. eRate 360 Solutions provides comprehensive E-Rate solutions to nearly 110 clients, with offices in Nevada, New Jersey and Georgia. eRate 360 Solutions was formed in March of 2008 by a team of already experienced in in providing E-Rate consulting servies. Our unparralleled compliance team bring E-rate experience from both sides of the E-Rate system. Learn more about us at

In the world of mobile education, LearnCast® is empowering experts to design and deliver high quality content to learners via our easy to use online tools. With no programming skills required, publishing and distributing education material has never been so easy. Our partners, including Apple, Google, and LearnKey, as well as our distribution channels through mobile email and SMS, do the work for you. Our mission is to educate learners while providing measurable results to content publishers. Learn more about us at
   Discover the World of lgo Education. Learn more about us at
  Attaining robust wireless network performance with a secure, seamless connection can be difficult. But Meru Networks assures application delivery, even in the most challenging environments. As the leader in workplace mobility infrastructure for demanding wireless voice (VoIP), data, and video applications, Meru’s standards-based wireless networks provide a business-critical solution that’s both simple to deploy and easy to maintain.Meru Networks not only achieves unprecedented performance for wireless networking through assured application delivery, but also combines toll-quality telephony with robust data and video. This quality of service is due to Meru’s patented, uniquely engineered Air Traffic Control technology. Designed within prevalent 802.11 standards, Air Traffic Control addresses the critical elements for deploying enterprise-class WLANs that most networks lack. Now, high capacity data can finally coexist with toll-quality wireless VoIP calls. This single infrastructure is a result of Meru’s patented algorithms.  Learn more about us at
    The business then known as Chief Manufacturing started in 1978 in the basement of Bob Brantly’s home in Burnsville, Minnesota, making innovative stand solutions for slide projectors. Chief quickly grew out of that basement operation and by the mid-1980s was making a wide range of communication support solutions. Learn more about us at
    Learn more about Microsoft Education programs
  For over 45 years PASCO has been guided by just one mission: to provide educators worldwide with innovative solutions for teaching science.Back in 1964, our journey began with a science fair project and a small operation in a garage. Today, PASCO is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science, serving educators and students in more than 100 countries around the world. Over all those years, we have had the chance to work with dedicated science educators from every corner of the globe. We appreciate every one of you who takes on this great responsibility to engage your students in science and improve science literacy. Our team of almost 200 former teachers, educational researchers, engineers and many more are equally dedicated to improving student success in science education, and are ready to support you. Together we can help you create a 21st century science learning experience where ever in the world you may be. Learn more about us at
  Welcome to PLATO Learning! As the first and most innovative educational technology company, we continue to lead in providing prescriptive, personalized instruction, technology-based teaching tools, and standards-driven assessment and data management to facilitate continuous academic improvement for K–adult learners. Our commitment: Inspired Solutions for Teaching and Learning: Learn more about us at
    TurningPoint audience response system integrates 100% into Microsoft PowerPoint and allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a ResponseCard keypad or other hand-held/computer devices. Using a TurningPoint audience response system, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessment tools that collect real-time audience responses and dramatically improves productivity and results for your business or educational organization. Author, deliver, assess and report without ever leaving PowerPoint. Engage participants, assess learning, gather data, or enhance presentations with TurningPoint. Learn more about us at
  Established in 1989, SHI a global provider of information technology products and services.  Dynamic, scalable, innovative solutions delivered with world class customer support have made SHI the complete IT solution provider we are today. SHI’s dramatic growth is completely organic and the result of long-Term relationships forged with our most ardent supporters: our customers. Learn more about us at
  Texas Instruments:  Your Passion. One Technology. Student Success. Learn more about us at

Sponsoring Hotel's
All hotels are located within walking distance to Boise State

  Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown- $85 - Located on Front and Broadway
                - Newly Renovated to include "Reimagined" Lobby to include:
                                * The Bistro-Eat.Drink.Connect
                                * We Proudly Brew Starbucks Coffee
                                * Lounge open every evening at 5pm 
                                * Touch Screen Technology
                - Complimentary Airport Shuttle
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Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown - $85- Located on Lusk Ave ( below the Train Depot)
                - Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast served every morning
                - Complimentary Social Tuesday -Thursday for all guests
                                * Beer, Wine, Soda's and appetizers
                - Complimentary Shuttle for Airport and local area
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Hotel 43 - $85 - Located on Grove and 10th St.
                - Boise's Boutique Hotel
                - Chandler's Restaurant located in hotel
                - Metro Café open for Breakfast every morning
                - Complimentary Airport Shuttle
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