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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology Conference!

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Tuesday, July 9
 

8:30am

Book Clubs for the Next Generation
Book clubs are a great way to engage students in a variety of texts and conversation skills. With all the other components of the literacy framework, consistency in book clubs can be tough to manage. Teachers will learn how to implement technology to allow students to submit individual responses, collaborate with group members, and encourage self-reflection. This session will provide teachers with ideas to keep book clubs running even on the busiest days.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students
William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, it's the lighting of a fire". As teachers we sometimes forget that we have the ability to spark a desire inside of students and we get overwhelmed with all the resources available. It's time to get out of the mind-frame of just filling up their pails, that can only hold so much, and focus on lighting fires that can ignite a nation of future learners. With Google Suite, multiple apps and programs, you will leave with a variety of resources to implement in your classroom! We will look at many ways to incorporate technology while also motivating students and helping them take control of their own learning. Are you ready to spark your teaching and your students?

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
214

8:30am

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, a variety assessment and interactive tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Easy Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
Are you ready to find easy to use technology in the early childhood classroom? Do you want to find fun, engaging and meaning technology? Using the SAMR model we will learn and explore easy to use technology programs to make reading come to life! There will be in the classroom examples and time to interact with these programs. You will leave inspired to use these simple ideas to incorporate technology into your classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brittany  Willis

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!



Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
222

8:30am

Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom
This course is intended to specifically help secondary education teachers new to the 1:1 initiative, or to those who will soon adopt Chromebooks school-wide. This one hour course will investigate some of the research supporting the use of technology in the classroom and will give teachers some much needed guidance into the world of using technology in the classroom in a manner in which it can be most successful. Teachers will leave with concrete methods for adopting technology into their lesson plans as well as their classroom management.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
212

8:30am

Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom
Are you a regular education teacher in an inclusion class wondering how to use your one-to-one devices? Come spend time with me at UTC and explore some possibilities. As an inclusion teacher in an elementary school, we do a great deal with our Chromebooks. I have multiple websites, and ways to use your one-to-one devices in your inclusion classroom. There will be some introductions to sites, lots of discussion about how to help your students with IEPs with devices and how to get your students with IEPs to help others. We do a great deal with the Chromebooks to help students build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Practice with the Chromebooks leads to improved self-confidence, which leads to increased self-confidence in other areas.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
211

8:30am

Math in the Middle – Working with Middle School Students
Varying ability levels within the same math class present instructional challenges - how to bring all students to true conceptual understanding and math success. Some concepts are easily explained, while others may require multiple explanations and examples. Online simulations provide the teacher with technology to introduce, present, explain, and review challenging concepts using highly visual and interactive scenarios. Simulations technology also allows students to take situations and problems encountered in class, change variables, and explore math concepts with the opportunity to practice without stress!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Using Nearpod in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Would you like a way to engage students in content? Nearpod is a great tool to make that happen! You will learn several ways to use Nearpod. You will also be given time to create one of your own having support every step of the way!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub
This presentation is geared towards the 1-1 classroom using Chromebooks and Google Classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Slide Presentation that you can assign to your students when you have a sub. This presentation will contain engaging content for students that follows your lesson plans for a given week.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
218

9:45am

Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace
"We have this tech and these tools, but we don't know how to use them or incorporate them into our lessons." We hear this a lot. In fact, they're the primary reasons most teachers are hesitant to adopt a "maker mindset". This session defines a makerspace and de-mystifies how to facilitate it. Discover why student creation drives learning, how you can foster it, and what's essential for a successful, learner-centered makerspace.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
231

9:45am

Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students
William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, it's the lighting of a fire". As teachers we sometimes forget that we have the ability to spark a desire inside of students and we get overwhelmed with all the resources available. It's time to get out of the mind-frame of just filling up their pails, that can only hold so much, and focus on lighting fires that can ignite a nation of future learners. With Google Suite, multiple apps and programs, you will leave with a variety of resources to implement in your classroom! We will look at many ways to incorporate technology while also motivating students and helping them take control of their own learning. Are you ready to spark your teaching and your students?

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
214

9:45am

Nearpod- One tool, so many possibilities
Nearpod is a free instructional tool that can be used to increase engagement and focus of students. This session will be a fun, interactive introduction to Nearpod. You will have a chance to learn how to create multi-media lessons full of activities in which students can be creative, communicate, collaborate, and think critically. This is perfect for teachers who have classrooms with 1-1 iPads or Chromebooks.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
225

9:45am

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, a variety assessment and interactive tools, and Google Classroom can make station teaching even more effective. These tech tools will save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I have used these tools in a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. These ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
209

9:45am

You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom
Maps are part of our daily lives. They are everywhere - in our textbooks, on our phones, and in our cars. How do we harness the power of mapping technologies as an instructional tool in our classrooms? Take mapping activities to a new level with Google’s MyMaps! Teachers and students can create dynamic, interactive and collaborative maps from their own devices! Visual aids, virtual field trips, timelines of geographic changes, and more! Join us to learn how MyMaps can enhance instruction and student learning for all content areas.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
111

9:45am

Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom
This course is intended to specifically help secondary education teachers new to the 1:1 initiative, or to those who will soon adopt Chromebooks school-wide. This one hour course will investigate some of the research supporting the use of technology in the classroom and will give teachers some much needed guidance into the world of using technology in the classroom in a manner in which it can be most successful. Teachers will leave with concrete methods for adopting technology into their lesson plans as well as their classroom management.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
212

9:45am

Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom
Are you a regular education teacher in an inclusion class wondering how to use your one-to-one devices? Come spend time with me at UTC and explore some possibilities. As an inclusion teacher in an elementary school, we do a great deal with our Chromebooks. I have multiple websites, and ways to use your one-to-one devices in your inclusion classroom. There will be some introductions to sites, lots of discussion about how to help your students with IEPs with devices and how to get your students with IEPs to help others. We do a great deal with the Chromebooks to help students build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Practice with the Chromebooks leads to improved self-confidence, which leads to increased self-confidence in other areas.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
211

9:45am

Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat
Experience and learn how to create and use Mad Libs using the Google sheets add-on, autocrat. Autocrat will help you merge your students' vocabulary into stories, songs, and poetry by using Google forms, sheets, and documents.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
223

11:00am

Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace
"We have this tech and these tools, but we don't know how to use them or incorporate them into our lessons." We hear this a lot. In fact, they're the primary reasons most teachers are hesitant to adopt a "maker mindset". This session defines a makerspace and de-mystifies how to facilitate it. Discover why student creation drives learning, how you can foster it, and what's essential for a successful, learner-centered makerspace.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
231

11:00am

Cancelled- Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology
This session is geared towards teachers that want to provide good classroom management while students are using technology collaboratively. The presentation will give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom while students are working in groups. Teachers will be given resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with technology in their academic journeys. This session is also about using technology to help gain grading time back and helping our students become digitally aware. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 schools, but all are welcome.

Speakers
KM

Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

11:00am

You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom
Maps are part of our daily lives. They are everywhere - in our textbooks, on our phones, and in our cars. How do we harness the power of mapping technologies as an instructional tool in our classrooms? Take mapping activities to a new level with Google’s MyMaps! Teachers and students can create dynamic, interactive and collaborative maps from their own devices! Visual aids, virtual field trips, timelines of geographic changes, and more! Join us to learn how MyMaps can enhance instruction and student learning for all content areas.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

11:00am

Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers
This session will give you an opportunity to experience a Breakout EDU game from the perspective of an elementary school student. Breakout EDU games allow your students to be creative, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. I will also show you how to access games on the Breakout EDU website and share ways to adapt the games to your classroom. This session will be limited to 20 attendees.
Session Resources

Speakers
LB

Liz Barbour

Teacher, HCPS


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Math in the Middle – Working with Middle School Students
Varying ability levels within the same math class present instructional challenges - how to bring all students to true conceptual understanding and math success. Some concepts are easily explained, while others may require multiple explanations and examples. Online simulations provide the teacher with technology to introduce, present, explain, and review challenging concepts using highly visual and interactive scenarios. Simulations technology also allows students to take situations and problems encountered in class, change variables, and explore math concepts with the opportunity to practice without stress!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
107

11:00am

Collaborative Lab Reports
The 4-C's: collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity; use collaborative lab reports have students access all four. Students will engage in true inquiry and give each other feedback. Best of all, easy grading through Google Classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

Science Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I am passionate about science and passionate about education. I believe that students learn better by doing, especially doing something fun. I want my students to be scientifically literate and scientific thinkers. I can't wait for all of Greenville Country Schools to be 1:1.I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom
Participants will be both introduced to and given the opportunity to explore Google Tour Builder. This session will also include work time to build tours, discuss effective integration, and apply what they have learned to their own classrooms.

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg 1- Inman Intermediate
Introduction: Kelli Coons is currently in her second year as a Dynamic Learning Project Technology Coaching Fellow. With 12 years in education, Kelli has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology coach. Kelli is passionate about interactive professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
218

11:00am

DIY Digital Escape Rooms
The purpose of our session "DIY Digital Escape Rooms" is to provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and experience the creation of a Digital Escape Room game for their students and faculty. As part of this learning, participants will also brainstorm and explore ways to implement not only Escape Room experiences, but how to have students create these experiences to build skills in problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking. Whether you have any experience with Escape Rooms or not, you will walk away with information to bring back to use in your classroom or with your faculty in the fall!
Session Resources

Speakers
BM

Becky Mathews

HS Math Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching high school mathematics for the past 15 years. I moved to South Carolina five years ago from Florida and I love living and teaching in SC!! I have taught most levels of high school mathematics up to Precalculus. Next year I will be teaching algebra 2 CP and precalculus... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
232

12:15pm

Augment Your Reality in the Classroom!
Augmented reality is the "next big thing” in the classroom, but there are some teachers that have been using it for years in the classroom. Now, students are creating experiences. I will quickly show you how I have used it in my classroom and its potential. You will then have a chance to create your own simple experiences to begin the school year and be directed to tutorials that can help you and your students become more advanced. Bring an introduction to your classroom or something that will be a review in order to create an example. Bring your laptops, Chromebooks, smart devices, and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

12:15pm

Incorporating Technology into the Math Classroom Using Stations
Come learn how to integrate technology into the Math classroom using station rotations. Participants will rotate through stations during the session to learn a variety of engaging technology tools.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Erica Aiken

Erica Aiken

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
223

12:15pm

Pear Deck for High Schools
A high school Spanish and Math teacher who have utilized Pear Deck in their classes for the last year show what they have learned and share how to use this powerful feedback and presentation tool to increase student engagement and ease of feedback. Participants need to bring a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Moses

Jessica Moses

Spanish teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a Spanish teacher for grades 9-12 and I love to travel, teach comprehensibly, and incorporate technology. Follow my professional instagram at @profemoses


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
109

12:15pm

Digital Breakouts: Using Google Slides and Forms to Create Digital Breakouts
Breakout rooms are collaborative, engaging ways to teach a variety of concepts, but the materials needed to simulate this in your classroom can be expensive. Using Google Slides and Forms to create breakouts is a game changer! In this active session, participants will see examples of these digital breakouts in several different subjects, learn how to create a digital breakout, and start building a digital breakout of their own to use in their classroom. After participating in this session, you will be able to create one of a kind digital breakouts to fit the needs of your content and students! Attendees should bring computers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
110

12:15pm

Make Life Easier with Google Extensions
Google extensions can make living in the "Google World" easier for teachers. I'll share some of my favorites and give you access to a list of others to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:30pm

Flipgrid: Giving Students Voice
Flipgrid is a tool that allows students to use their own words to express their understanding of specific content. It also allows students to create a dialogue about responses and keep the conversation going outside the classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
204

12:30pm

Bring Your Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
Session Resources

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

1:45pm

Augment Your Reality in the Classroom!
Augmented reality is the "next big thing” in the classroom, but there are some teachers that have been using it for years in the classroom. Now, students are creating experiences. I will quickly show you how I have used it in my classroom and its potential. You will then have a chance to create your own simple experiences to begin the school year and be directed to tutorials that can help you and your students become more advanced. Bring an introduction to your classroom or something that will be a review in order to create an example. Bring your laptops, Chromebooks, smart devices, and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
211

1:45pm

Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences
Many classrooms are using Virtual Reality to literally put the world at students’ fingertips! What if students could create their own virtual reality to share and demonstrate their learning? Join us as we use Google Street View and Google Poly to build our own virtual reality experiences. We will also share other VR and AR tools that can engage all learners. Participants will need a mobile device (Apple/Android) with internet access and a laptop (Chrome/Mac/Win).

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
111

1:45pm

Book Creator for Chrome
Book Creator allows students to create and publish their own books and is a great way to showcase learning. This session is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Book Creator for Chrome including sample projects and a ready made roll out lesson for students. Participants will need to bring a device to follow along.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

Flipgrid: Giving Students Voice
Flipgrid is a tool that allows students to use their own words to express their understanding of specific content. It also allows students to create a dialogue about responses and keep the conversation going outside the classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms
Your students have personalized learning devices. Learn how to help students use the power of connection and digital creation to create personalized notes and products in class so they can interact more deeply with the content.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
227

1:45pm

Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers
This session will give you an opportunity to experience a Breakout EDU game from the perspective of an elementary school student. Breakout EDU games allow your students to be creative, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. I will also show you how to access games on the Breakout EDU website and share ways to adapt the games to your classroom. This session will be limited to 20 attendees.
Session Resources

Speakers
LB

Liz Barbour

Teacher, HCPS


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
207

1:45pm

If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom
Participants will be both introduced to and given the opportunity to explore Google Tour Builder. This session will also include work time to build tours, discuss effective integration, and apply what they have learned to their own classrooms.

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg 1- Inman Intermediate
Introduction: Kelli Coons is currently in her second year as a Dynamic Learning Project Technology Coaching Fellow. With 12 years in education, Kelli has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology coach. Kelli is passionate about interactive professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
218

1:45pm

Make Life Easier with Google Extensions
Google extensions can make living in the "Google World" easier for teachers. I'll share some of my favorites and give you access to a list of others to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
108

1:45pm

Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat
Experience and learn how to create and use Mad Libs using the Google sheets add-on, autocrat. Autocrat will help you merge your students' vocabulary into stories, songs, and poetry by using Google forms, sheets, and documents.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Kerechanin

Katie Kerechanin

Music Educator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
223

3:00pm

Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology
This session is geared towards teachers that want to provide good classroom management while students are using technology collaboratively. The presentation will give teachers the skills required to seamlessly incorporate technology into the classroom while students are working in groups. Teachers will be given resources and strategies that will enable them to give students hands-on experience with technology in their academic journeys. This session is also about using technology to help gain grading time back and helping our students become digitally aware. This course will be most beneficial to teachers at 1:1 schools, but all are welcome.

Speakers
KM

Ken Minton

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
116

3:00pm

Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences
Many classrooms are using Virtual Reality to literally put the world at students’ fingertips! What if students could create their own virtual reality to share and demonstrate their learning? Join us as we use Google Street View and Google Poly to build our own virtual reality experiences. We will also share other VR and AR tools that can engage all learners. Participants will need a mobile device (Apple/Android) with internet access and a laptop (Chrome/Mac/Win).

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Dynamic Learning Project Coach. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. Before all of that, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
111

3:00pm

Book Clubs for the Next Generation
Book clubs are a great way to engage students in a variety of texts and conversation skills. With all the other components of the literacy framework, consistency in book clubs can be tough to manage. Teachers will learn how to implement technology to allow students to submit individual responses, collaborate with group members, and encourage self-reflection. This session will provide teachers with ideas to keep book clubs running even on the busiest days.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207

3:00pm

Book Creator for Chrome
Book Creator allows students to create and publish their own books and is a great way to showcase learning. This session is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Book Creator for Chrome including sample projects and a ready made roll out lesson for students. Participants will need to bring a device to follow along.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms
Your students have personalized learning devices. Learn how to help students use the power of connection and digital creation to create personalized notes and products in class so they can interact more deeply with the content.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

3:00pm

Facilitate On-Demand Engagement with Insert Learning
Tired of juggling multiple digital tools in an effort to assess student learning and engagement? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension Insert Learning. During this time, you will learn how IL allows teachers to embed various mediums (such as questions, prompts, annotations, and videos) directly into a website, published Google Doc, or article for students to show their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
102

3:00pm

More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub
This presentation is geared towards the 1-1 classroom using Chromebooks and Google Classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Slide Presentation that you can assign to your students when you have a sub. This presentation will contain engaging content for students that follows your lesson plans for a given week.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
218

3:00pm

Coping with Chaos
Do you find yourself struggling daily with off task learners? Is it difficult to keep students fully engaged? In this session, we will explore differentiated approaches to keeping students engaged and staying on task. We will get first hand experience while using tools such as, Quizlet, EdPuzzle, Quizziz, and Google Classroom, and digital interactive note-booking. We will explore how each tool can be used in whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:30am

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.

In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides, manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard, and capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and takeaways.

By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yoo

Robert Yoo

Trainer, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on student learning.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

ELA Workshops + Digital Tools=Goosebumps
Reading and Writing workshops have taken on a whole new meaning with digital literacy. The opportunities are endless in providing students choice in sharing their thoughts and voice about their reading and writing. During this hands-on session, participants will be able to experience a variety of strategies and digital tools to integrate into their ELA workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
215

8:30am

More than a PowerPoint-using Nearpod to engage and increase student accountability

Are you looking for a more engaging way to share information with students? Would you like to accurately and more quickly assess student thinking? In this session, we will explore Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students in lessons. We will turn a PowerPoint or Google Slides into a content platform where students can share their thinking with the teacher and their classmates in real time using their devices. Nearpod presentations engage students and hold them accountable for work. Participants should bring a device to work with Nearpod.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
201

8:30am

One Project: Five Ways
If you are interested in learning different ways students can present projects digitally than this session is for you! In this session, you will learn how to introduce a variety of presentation options for students all leading up to creating choice within their project presentations. This session will highlight lesser known digital presentation options. Come join me to learn how to use some tools you may know differently or learn some new tech tools altogether.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done!
Are you looking to split PDFs? Do you want your students to collaborate and annotate on PDFs together? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension/tool Kami. During this time, you will learn how Kami allows teachers to edit, split, merge, and annotate PDFs all with a few clicks!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

Engage with SeeSaw
This session is designed for those that are interested in using SeeSaw to engage students and parents in their classroom. We will discuss the basics of getting started with SeeSaw, adding students and inviting parents, using the journal, uploading activities, and linking the SeeSaw blog to your school website. Bring your laptop or iPad to join in the fun!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
223

8:30am

Cancelled-Maximizing School Technology
School and teachers have a wealth of technology at their disposal today. The spread of technology has dramatically changed the classroom like no other educational innovation. Students can, with the click of a few keys, uncover information more quickly, digest that information and present it to their teachers and peers in a way that looks extremely professional. Technology will also allow students to take situations and problems encountered in class and change variables to evaluate the outcome. Online simulations provide the venue for students to truly understand predictive models and then critically evaluate the PROS and CONS related to their outcome.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify
Screencasting is a beneficial tool for both teachers and students. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the Screencastify Chrome extension. Participants will be provided ideas and examples for both teachers and students to use Screencastify and will then create a screencast.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
231

9:45am

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.

In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides, manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard, and capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and takeaways.

By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yoo

Robert Yoo

Trainer, Pear Deck
I'm passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers make a positive impact on student learning.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
205

9:45am

ELA Workshops + Digital Tools=Goosebumps
Reading and Writing workshops have taken on a whole new meaning with digital literacy. The opportunities are endless in providing students choice in sharing their thoughts and voice about their reading and writing. During this hands-on session, participants will be able to experience a variety of strategies and digital tools to integrate into their ELA workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
215

9:45am

"Video Killed the Radio Star"-Exploring Green Screens, Screencastify, and WeVideo
Come explore green screen apps, Screencastify, and WeVideo. These simple to use, but impressive technology tools will elevate student engagement and learning for all ages. This session will provide participants with the knowledge, resources, and confidence needed to integrate these tech tools into all subject areas. So join this session, and get ready to have some fun!

Speakers
avatar for Anna Doyle

Anna Doyle

Classroom Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! I am a fourth grade teacher and have enjoyed working with students in the classroom for fifteen years. My goal is to create authentic, meaningful learning experiences for my 21st Century learners each and every day. It is my belief that the integration of technology should... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
203

9:45am

Five Presentation Tools to Replace Paper Pencil Tests
In this session we will play with 5 tech tools that can be used for assessments, replacing the paper/pencil test. Attendees will see lesson plans, rubrics, and student created presentations. We will grade the presentations using a rubric, just as if it were an assessment. Then, we will take time to play with each tool and figure out how to use it for assessment in the classroom. We will look at greenscreen tools, animation tools, podcasting tools, and general moviemaking tools. Beginner to Advanced level teachers are encouraged to come! iPad and web based tools will both be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
213

9:45am

Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers
Been using Seesaw for years and trying to gather new ways to make it work for your classroom? New to Seesaw and want to see just how great it is? This session will be a time for Seesaw lovers and learners to come together to share ideas and learn new ways to use Seesaw in their classroom, whether one-to-one or just shared devices. Come and gather inspiration from others, find cool new tips and tricks from students and teachers, and fill your Seesaw "basket" with brand new ideas for the new year!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

One Project: Five Ways
If you are interested in learning different ways students can present projects digitally than this session is for you! In this session, you will learn how to introduce a variety of presentation options for students all leading up to creating choice within their project presentations. This session will highlight lesser known digital presentation options. Come join me to learn how to use some tools you may know differently or learn some new tech tools altogether.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done!
Are you looking to split PDFs? Do you want your students to collaborate and annotate on PDFs together? This session will focus on the Chrome Extension/tool Kami. During this time, you will learn how Kami allows teachers to edit, split, merge, and annotate PDFs all with a few clicks!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

ClassFlow: New and Improved!
Do you have one to one devices in your classroom? Have you tried ClassFlow? Come to this session and see how to effectively use polling and activities to improve your student's engagement!

Speakers
avatar for PROMETHEAN WORLD

PROMETHEAN WORLD

Platinum, Promethean
Promethean passionately believes in transforming learning environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify
Screencasting is a beneficial tool for both teachers and students. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the Screencastify Chrome extension. Participants will be provided ideas and examples for both teachers and students to use Screencastify and will then create a screencast.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
231

11:00am

Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers
Been using Seesaw for years and trying to gather new ways to make it work for your classroom? New to Seesaw and want to see just how great it is? This session will be a time for Seesaw lovers and learners to come together to share ideas and learn new ways to use Seesaw in their classroom, whether one-to-one or just shared devices. Come and gather inspiration from others, find cool new tips and tricks from students and teachers, and fill your Seesaw "basket" with brand new ideas for the new year!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Google apps, extensions and Add-ons oh my!
With so many choices of apps, extensions and add-ons in the "Googleverse" it can be difficult to know which ones work and which ones don’t. In this session we will look at some Google tools that can be used with students in the and out of the classroom and can also be used in professional settings.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Abel

Jennifer Abel

Media Coordinator, North Henderson High School
Jennifer started as a media assistant in 2003 at Flat Rock Middle School. She received her Masters of Library Science degree from East Carolina University in 2008. She worked as a media assistant at East Henderson High School until 2011 when she became the Media Coordinator at North... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
110

11:00am

Fab, Fun, and Free: Technology Tools You Can Use Today
Learn about tools to help you integrate free technology into your classroom, including PearDeck, EdPuzzle, ebooks, digital breakouts, and more!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Joy Rohrbaugh

Joy Rohrbaugh

Media Specialist, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School
I've been the media specialist at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School for the past five years, and I am very passionate about sharing new, easy-to-use technology ideas! My experience at Fisher has taught me the importance of purposeful technology integration, and I believe that with... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Can you speak Gen Z?
This session will provide participants with characteristics of 2 new emerging generations that will challenge the traditional classroom. In addition to learning about generations Z and Alpha, participants will learn 5 startegies to work with this group. Get ready to engage your students and take them to the next level.

Speakers
KG

Keasha Grant

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sumter School District
Keasha is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Sumter School District in Sumter, S.C. She's a Google Certified Teacher (Level I & II) and Certified Google Trainer. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 4 years developing professional development for teachers. Keasha loves... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
225

11:00am

Bring Your Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
Session Resources

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
223

11:00am

Cancelled- Maximizing School Technology
School and teachers have a wealth of technology at their disposal today. The spread of technology has dramatically changed the classroom like no other educational innovation. Students can, with the click of a few keys, uncover information more quickly, digest that information and present it to their teachers and peers in a way that looks extremely professional. Technology will also allow students to take situations and problems encountered in class and change variables to evaluate the outcome. Online simulations provide the venue for students to truly understand predictive models and then critically evaluate the PROS and CONS related to their outcome.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
107

12:15pm

Gamification GO!!
Topics explored will be Class Dojo, ClassCraft, and my version of Pokemon GO!. Participants will leave ready to begin implementing aspects of gamification in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brent White

Brent White

6th Grade Science Teacher, School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties
National Board Certified Sixth Grade Science Teacher. CrossRoads Intermediate School Teacher of the Year 2017-2018. District PD Facilitator for three years. Class Dojo Mentor and Ambassador. Presenter at SCAMLE Conference. Presenter at 2018 Kappa Delta Pi Convocation. Attended many... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
220

12:15pm

Cancelled-Make Learning Authentic with Project-Based Learning!
Empower your students to take ownership of their learning in an environment that promotes collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving while staying loyal to your standards. In this session, you will discover the PBL process, learn the steps to take as you transform units into authentic PBL experiences, and explore how technology can be the vehicle to get you there. You’ll leave with real classroom examples that will inspire you to make learning authentic!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

ELA 8 and English I Honors Teacher, Sedgefield Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:15pm

BREAK OUT with Google Sites - Across Content Areas
Participants will learn how to use Google Sites to create "break outs." The presenter will share examples of Google Site breakouts across content areas and will provide step-by-step instructions for creating a breakout using Google Sites. With Google Site breakouts, students are engaged and motivated to discover and master content!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rahn

Jessica Rahn

5th Grade Teacher, Buena Vista Elementary
I attended Greenville County Schools and grew up here in Greenville. I graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2007 and also completed a Master's in Literacy at Furman University in 2010. I was honored to be selected as a top ten finalist for the 2014/2015 Greenville County... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
118

12:15pm

Google Classroom Basics
In this session, participants will learn how to create topics, organize assignments, schedule post, and more! Regardless of the content you teach or your comfort level with technology, you will leave this session with more knowledge about how to use Google Classroom for your classroom.
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:30pm

Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder & Tour Creator
Are you: Tired of planning field trips? Frustrated with documenting and collecting money for your students to have real-life experiences? Or are you simply searching for a connection to your unit? Grab your tickets! Learn how to create an interactive virtual space with Google Tour Builder and Tour Creator. Both tours allow you to take students to anywhere in the world! Learning becomes interactive with it's ability to embed videos, virtual reality and web content.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

The Do's, Don'ts, and the "Wish I Had Tried" in the Process of Using Google Apps to Develop the "Paperless Classroom"
It is hard to teach World Geography, discuss pollution and saving the Earth, while using boxes and boxes of paper. My teaching partner and I have cut back a great deal on the use of paper for 3 years. We decided in the 4th quarter of 2019 to try our best to go paperless. Come see and hear about our victories and setbacks while learning about some of the applications that we use and how we use them. Some will be Google Applications that you already use but hopefully, you will learn about some other programs that you have not used. Even though we are at the high school level, there will also be applications and programs that we have in our "pocket" that we have not used that elementary and middle school teachers may be interested in.

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
211

12:30pm

Teaching with Finesse- Apps and Programs to make you Shine like a Diamond
The ultimate evidence of learning is creation! How often do we have the desire to let our students create, but just don't have the time? Implementing Google Tools, extensions and educational apps within the classroom will make your life as a teacher easier. It will allow you to teach with FINESSE and provide your students with the tools to help them SHINE! From tools to make your life easier as a teacher, to apps that allow your students to take part in the culture of creation within your classroom, join us for this engaging session.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
214

12:30pm

Get Your Jam on with Jamboard - Interactive Whiteboard app for any device
We will explore the free Jamboard App by Google in this session. Participants will work with the interactive whiteboard app in a hands on walk through of the features while exploring real lessons for students. We will explore how to use the App in all settings and grade levels as well as from the teachers point of view and the students!!! This is a free App that is part of G Suites core apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
205

12:30pm

OMG! That's Some "Suite" Collaboration
Many of the GSuite tools are designed to work together and offer a variety of opportunities for collaboration in the classroom. In this session, participants will explore ways Google Drawings and Google Slides can be used effectively to foster collaboration and even create activities for their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

Going Digital with Interactive Notebooks
Are you sick of students misplacing notebooks, ripping out pages, or having their notebooks fall apart? Interactive notebooks are getting a make- over and a face lift. Digital interactive notebooks allow teachers to take common practice and and maximize it according to 21st century demands. Participants will learn how to digitize their notebooking ideas and how to integrate other core subjects using Google Slides as our notebook. We will learn to use Google Slides and Google Drawings that will make your life easier and will spark your creativity. I promise you will not be able to stop thinking of ways you can implement content in this digital treasure box.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Parsons

Summer Parsons

Elementary Teacher
I know all the Google tips, tricks, and hacks. I love creating digital options for teachers that have multiple uses. Come and create with me!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
229

1:45pm

Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder & Tour Creator
Are you: Tired of planning field trips? Frustrated with documenting and collecting money for your students to have real-life experiences? Or are you simply searching for a connection to your unit? Grab your tickets! Learn how to create an interactive virtual space with Google Tour Builder and Tour Creator. Both tours allow you to take students to anywhere in the world! Learning becomes interactive with it's ability to embed videos, virtual reality and web content.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

The Do's, Don'ts, and the "Wish I Had Tried" in the Process of Using Google Apps to Develop the "Paperless Classroom"
It is hard to teach World Geography, discuss pollution and saving the Earth, while using boxes and boxes of paper. My teaching partner and I have cut back a great deal on the use of paper for 3 years. We decided in the 4th quarter of 2019 to try our best to go paperless. Come see and hear about our victories and setbacks while learning about some of the applications that we use and how we use them. Some will be Google Applications that you already use but hopefully, you will learn about some other programs that you have not used. Even though we are at the high school level, there will also be applications and programs that we have in our "pocket" that we have not used that elementary and middle school teachers may be interested in.

Speakers
avatar for Fe Cowan

Fe Cowan

World Geography Teacher, Palmetto High School
I have been teaching for 29 years and have always enjoyed staying on top of the latest technology for the classroom. I have gone from having students make posters to making brochures from CD's to what we currently have in the classroom for making projects in class. Technology has... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
211

1:45pm

Teaching with Finesse- Apps and Programs to make you Shine like a Diamond
The ultimate evidence of learning is creation! How often do we have the desire to let our students create, but just don't have the time? Implementing Google Tools, extensions and educational apps within the classroom will make your life as a teacher easier. It will allow you to teach with FINESSE and provide your students with the tools to help them SHINE! From tools to make your life easier as a teacher, to apps that allow your students to take part in the culture of creation within your classroom, join us for this engaging session.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

1:45pm

Cancelled- Make Learning Authentic with Project-Based Learning!
Empower your students to take ownership of their learning in an environment that promotes collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving while staying loyal to your standards. In this session, you will discover the PBL process, learn the steps to take as you transform units into authentic PBL experiences, and explore how technology can be the vehicle to get you there. You’ll leave with real classroom examples that will inspire you to make learning authentic!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

ELA 8 and English I Honors Teacher, Sedgefield Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

1:45pm

Get Your Jam on with Jamboard - Interactive Whiteboard app for any device
We will explore the free Jamboard App by Google in this session. Participants will work with the interactive whiteboard app in a hands on walk through of the features while exploring real lessons for students. We will explore how to use the App in all settings and grade levels as well as from the teachers point of view and the students!!! This is a free App that is part of G Suites core apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

OMG! That's Some "Suite" Collaboration
Many of the GSuite tools are designed to work together and offer a variety of opportunities for collaboration in the classroom. In this session, participants will explore ways Google Drawings and Google Slides can be used effectively to foster collaboration and even create activities for their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
215

1:45pm

Pear Deck - Taking Google Slides and "Presentations" to the Next Level!
Do you use Google Slides to present information to your class? If you've ever wished that your presentations could be more interactive, engaging, and motivating, Pear Deck can help! Come and learn how this Google Slides add-on can achieve all of these goals PLUS build community in your classroom. Google Slides is going to get a LOT more interesting!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rahn

Jessica Rahn

5th Grade Teacher, Buena Vista Elementary
I attended Greenville County Schools and grew up here in Greenville. I graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2007 and also completed a Master's in Literacy at Furman University in 2010. I was honored to be selected as a top ten finalist for the 2014/2015 Greenville County... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
118

1:45pm

Engage with SeeSaw
This session is designed for those that are interested in using SeeSaw to engage students and parents in their classroom. We will discuss the basics of getting started with SeeSaw, adding students and inviting parents, using the journal, uploading activities, and linking the SeeSaw blog to your school website. Bring your laptop or iPad to join in the fun!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
223

1:45pm

Going Digital with Interactive Notebooks
Are you sick of students misplacing notebooks, ripping out pages, or having their notebooks fall apart? Interactive notebooks are getting a make- over and a face lift. Digital interactive notebooks allow teachers to take common practice and and maximize it according to 21st century demands. Participants will learn how to digitize their notebooking ideas and how to integrate other core subjects using Google Slides as our notebook. We will learn to use Google Slides and Google Drawings that will make your life easier and will spark your creativity. I promise you will not be able to stop thinking of ways you can implement content in this digital treasure box.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Parsons

Summer Parsons

Elementary Teacher
I know all the Google tips, tricks, and hacks. I love creating digital options for teachers that have multiple uses. Come and create with me!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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