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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology Conference!

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Tuesday, July 9
 

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

Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
Learn several ways to use virtual tools to create personalized learning opportunities that support educators and promote reflective practice and collaboration while providing the flexibility for participants to learn in their own time and at their own pace. These tools could also be used with students in a flipped classroom. Participants can use any device that can access the Internet and Google Apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Instructional Coach, Bryson Middle School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
216

9:45am

Tech It Up with Classroom Stations
Using technology in station rotations can be a challenge. We will give tips and tricks to use technology in stations and have accountability pieces built in. Teachers will leave this session with ready to go ideas to implement at the beginning of the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5
Erin Darnell has been in education for 13 years.  Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. Darnell was chosen to be trained as a CHAMPS coach for the Greenville County School District... Read More →


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

9:45am

Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons.
Bring your device for an interactive session exploring Nearpod Virtual Expeditions. We will cover the many features of Nearpod designed to help students analyze patterns that occur in the real world, make connections between lessons to develop informed opinions and cultivate strategies for critical thinking , communication, collaboration and creativity. In this session we will learn how Nearpod facilitates opportunities for students to collaborate with peers in evaluating bodies of evidence. You will also learn how to create meaningful lessons that are sure to make a lasting imprint on the minds and hearts of students for years to come. Let’s take a trip, come and learn with me as Nearpod Rocks Your World!

Speakers
avatar for Quinae Jackson

Quinae Jackson

Mrs. Quinae G. Jackson is an Atlanta Native who knows that Teaching is a Calling and she has invested her life’s work in igniting passion in the field of education. She is a leader who is not afraid to learn, who leads by example and encourages students, teachers, parents and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
224

9:45am

Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas throughout high impact centers. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction. and navigate management of digital tools within centers. They will experience various types of digital tools for student centered engagement and learn effective strategies for mangaging digital tools into a center setting.

Speakers
avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake's current role allows her to connect and interact with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to infuse technology into daily tasks and routines. She's a second-generation educator currently in her 21st year in education. The schools that she support allow her... Read More →



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

9:45am

Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
Learn several ways to use virtual tools to create personalized learning opportunities that support educators and promote reflective practice and collaboration while providing the flexibility for participants to learn in their own time and at their own pace. These tools could also be used with students in a flipped classroom. Participants can use any device that can access the Internet and Google Apps.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Jennifer Thackston Kammer

Instructional Coach, Bryson Middle School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
216

11:00am

Tech It Up with Classroom Stations
Using technology in station rotations can be a challenge. We will give tips and tricks to use technology in stations and have accountability pieces built in. Teachers will leave this session with ready to go ideas to implement at the beginning of the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →
avatar for Erin Darnell

Erin Darnell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5
Erin Darnell has been in education for 13 years.  Darnell holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood, a Masters in K-12 Technology Integration, and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. Darnell was chosen to be trained as a CHAMPS coach for the Greenville County School District... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons.
Bring your device for an interactive session exploring Nearpod Virtual Expeditions. We will cover the many features of Nearpod designed to help students analyze patterns that occur in the real world, make connections between lessons to develop informed opinions and cultivate strategies for critical thinking , communication, collaboration and creativity. In this session we will learn how Nearpod facilitates opportunities for students to collaborate with peers in evaluating bodies of evidence. You will also learn how to create meaningful lessons that are sure to make a lasting imprint on the minds and hearts of students for years to come. Let’s take a trip, come and learn with me as Nearpod Rocks Your World!

Speakers
avatar for Quinae Jackson

Quinae Jackson

Mrs. Quinae G. Jackson is an Atlanta Native who knows that Teaching is a Calling and she has invested her life’s work in igniting passion in the field of education. She is a leader who is not afraid to learn, who leads by example and encourages students, teachers, parents and community... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas throughout high impact centers. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction. and navigate management of digital tools within centers. They will experience various types of digital tools for student centered engagement and learn effective strategies for mangaging digital tools into a center setting.

Speakers
avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake's current role allows her to connect and interact with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to infuse technology into daily tasks and routines. She's a second-generation educator currently in her 21st year in education. The schools that she support allow her... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

11:00am

Does this even apply to me?- Secondary ELA Only!
How many PDs have you sat through getting useless information from “experts” that have never taught in a classroom? Have you been excited to go to a seminar only to find out that the strategies being covered don’t work with your content or age group?
Let’s get specific. This course will offer strategies and tech tools to use in middle level ELA. That’s it. No cutesy kindergarten stuff, no math simulations, no licensed programs from a company representative- just tech stuff you can actually use in your secondary English and Language Arts classroom from a teacher of middle school students.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Scoot Over! Moving and Aligning with my Device!
Scoot Over is an active engagement lesson utilizing instructional technology. It allows students to learn and move at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Vickel Darby

Vickel Darby

Digital Resource Coach Coordinator, Orangeburg Consolidated District 5


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
204

11:00am

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

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 11:00am - 12:00pm
102

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

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

PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better!
Are you constantly trying to find new ways to present information to your students? Do you want to have formative assessments built into your lessons? PearDeck is an amazing resource that has changed the way I present information to my classroom. You are able to include formative pieces in your presentations, and allow students to show what they learned.
Session Resources


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning
During this session, I will be informing teachers how to express their creativity through room transformations. I will explain the process of getting decor for the classroom and making activities on a budget. I will also explain ways to integrate PBL and technology within the theme of the room transformation to make learning more engaging and fun for both teacher and students.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

12:30pm

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
102

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

Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas including Math, Science, Foreign Language & the Arts. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction.
They will experience various types of digital tools for teacher, student and parent use and learn effective strategies for implementing digital tools into different classroom settings(including centers, one-2-one, whole group, & small group).

Speakers
avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake's current role allows her to connect and interact with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to infuse technology into daily tasks and routines. She's a second-generation educator currently in her 21st year in education. The schools that she support allow her... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
201

1:45pm

The Promethean App Suite
Got an ActivPanel? Promethean now offers its own apps to make teaching and learning more efficient and fun. In this quick orientation, participants will be introduced to the Promethean Whiteboard, Screen Capture, Annotate, Timer, Spinner and ActivCast! Join us for a fun and informative session!

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
102

1:45pm

Being Sensible with Screencastify
In this session, participants will be walked through a step-by-step session of how to use Screencastify in a 1:1 setting and possible ideas of how to implement it in the classroom. Screencastify is a screen capture extension that records screen activity with audio. If time allows, learners will leave with content they can put to good use. A chromebook or laptop is necessary for this session! Please bring a charged device with you.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Enos

Arlene Enos

5th Grade Science & Writing Teacher, Berea Elementary
She has previously taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Arlene currently teaches 5th grade Science and Writing at Berea Elementary. Her incredible team is departmentalized and she enjoys using 1:1 technology within her lessons to spark students' interest and engagement. Twitter and Instagram... Read More →
SG

Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

1:45pm

Flip Your PD
If you're looking to get more out of your staff, this is the session for you. Participants will explore ways to plan, flip, and remix professional development. Did you know this is the first time in history that 5 unique generations are in the workplace simultaneously? This new dynamic requires a different approach. Teachers benefit from a number of the same strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, such as having meeting topics ahead of time so they can work during the actual meeting time. In addition to the flipped strategy, participants will explore more effective ways to organize meeting time to maximize professional development opportunities.

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
225

1:45pm

Using Smore for Communication
Are you looking for a user-friendly way to share information with students, teachers, or parents? Smore is the website for you! Smore allows you to easily create and share newsletters and documents. You can easily add in text, pictures, captions, buttons with links, websites, and information from your Google Drive. Teachers can use Smore as a newsletter to parents or students. It can also be used during lessons for “flipped” learning or information links. Administrators and Coaches can use Smore for weekly communication or “flipped” Professional Developments. Come find out how you can increase communication in your classroom or school!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
233

1:45pm

Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom
This session will share creative and efficient ways to use Google Classroom for collaboration and engagement among teachers and between teachers and their students. Examples will be shown for middle school, but any level or subject could benefit from these strategies.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
212

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

Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning
Participants will evaluate various digital tools and resources that focus on communication, collaboration, creativity & critical thinking across content areas including Math, Science, Foreign Language & the Arts. They will determine how to appropriately integrate digital tools into their own classroom instruction.
They will experience various types of digital tools for teacher, student and parent use and learn effective strategies for implementing digital tools into different classroom settings(including centers, one-2-one, whole group, & small group).

Speakers
avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake's current role allows her to connect and interact with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to infuse technology into daily tasks and routines. She's a second-generation educator currently in her 21st year in education. The schools that she support allow her... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
201

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

Being Sensible with Screencastify
In this session, participants will be walked through a step-by-step session of how to use Screencastify in a 1:1 setting and possible ideas of how to implement it in the classroom. Screencastify is a screen capture extension that records screen activity with audio. If time allows, learners will leave with content they can put to good use. A chromebook or laptop is necessary for this session! Please bring a charged device with you.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Enos

Arlene Enos

5th Grade Science & Writing Teacher, Berea Elementary
She has previously taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Arlene currently teaches 5th grade Science and Writing at Berea Elementary. Her incredible team is departmentalized and she enjoys using 1:1 technology within her lessons to spark students' interest and engagement. Twitter and Instagram... Read More →
SG

Sarah Gregorich

Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
114

3:00pm

Flip Your PD
If you're looking to get more out of your staff, this is the session for you. Participants will explore ways to plan, flip, and remix professional development. Did you know this is the first time in history that 5 unique generations are in the workplace simultaneously? This new dynamic requires a different approach. Teachers benefit from a number of the same strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, such as having meeting topics ahead of time so they can work during the actual meeting time. In addition to the flipped strategy, participants will explore more effective ways to organize meeting time to maximize professional development opportunities.

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 →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better!
Are you constantly trying to find new ways to present information to your students? Do you want to have formative assessments built into your lessons? PearDeck is an amazing resource that has changed the way I present information to my classroom. You are able to include formative pieces in your presentations, and allow students to show what they learned.
Session Resources


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

Using Smore for Communication
Are you looking for a user-friendly way to share information with students, teachers, or parents? Smore is the website for you! Smore allows you to easily create and share newsletters and documents. You can easily add in text, pictures, captions, buttons with links, websites, and information from your Google Drive. Teachers can use Smore as a newsletter to parents or students. It can also be used during lessons for “flipped” learning or information links. Administrators and Coaches can use Smore for weekly communication or “flipped” Professional Developments. Come find out how you can increase communication in your classroom or school!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Instructional Coach, Greenville Schools
Follow me on Instagram... @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
233

3:00pm

Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom
This session will share creative and efficient ways to use Google Classroom for collaboration and engagement among teachers and between teachers and their students. Examples will be shown for middle school, but any level or subject could benefit from these strategies.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
212
 
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

App Smash!
Use app smashing in next-level hyperdocs, digital escape rooms, and other #edtech to return to your favorite thing about teaching- the fantastic “OH, I get it now!’ moment. With some work ahead of time, you can set up incredible opportunities to reach students’ interests, build their critical and creative thinking skills, and differentiate to just about any ability level. Come learn about some cool tech tools, get a head start on creating your own units and projects, and build some confidence in your own creativity and skill!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
218

8:30am

GoogleMania!
Sometimes as educators we just need time and space as we learn and explore. That's exactly what this session is geared towards. This session will run as a workshop style where you will interact with various Google resources (tools, extensions, hidden gems, and more). By the end of the session you will be able to take back some of the experiences to use in your instructional setting. Come prepared with a charged up device for a speedy session!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
207

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

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

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

App Smash!
Use app smashing in next-level hyperdocs, digital escape rooms, and other #edtech to return to your favorite thing about teaching- the fantastic “OH, I get it now!’ moment. With some work ahead of time, you can set up incredible opportunities to reach students’ interests, build their critical and creative thinking skills, and differentiate to just about any ability level. Come learn about some cool tech tools, get a head start on creating your own units and projects, and build some confidence in your own creativity and skill!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Teacher


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
218

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

GoogleMania!
Sometimes as educators we just need time and space as we learn and explore. That's exactly what this session is geared towards. This session will run as a workshop style where you will interact with various Google resources (tools, extensions, hidden gems, and more). By the end of the session you will be able to take back some of the experiences to use in your instructional setting. Come prepared with a charged up device for a speedy session!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
207

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.

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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!
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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.

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

11:00am

EdPuzzle for the Math (and Science) Classroom
EdPuzzle is an amazing tool for any teacher's toolbox. It is perfect for presenting material to your students, whether you are just looking for a great sub plan when you are going to be absent, or if you are interested in moving toward a flipped or blended classroom model. I will show you how easy it is to use EdPuzzle to keep your students engaged in a video lesson and also gauge their understanding. I will teach you how to find content that has already been created, as well as show you a few free tools for creating your own video content that can be uploaded to EdPuzzle.
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avatar for Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Math and Computer Science teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I teach high school math and computer programming, and I am always looking for new ways to engage my students. I am excited to explore new technology tools that can help my students internalize my content.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

Technology for Personalized Learning
Interested in personalized learning? Learn how to incorporate personalized learning in your classroom while using technology. Whether you use Schoology, Google Classroom, or neither, you can create digital experiences for your students. Learn to help your students and meet their needs through technology and personalized learning.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
229

11:00am

Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning
During this session, I will be informing teachers how to express their creativity through room transformations. I will explain the process of getting decor for the classroom and making activities on a budget. I will also explain ways to integrate PBL and technology within the theme of the room transformation to make learning more engaging and fun for both teacher and students.
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
233

12:15pm

Creating Instructional Videos
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

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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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

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.

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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.

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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

From Port To Port: Boosting Learning Centers With Technology
Learn to leverage technology to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses.
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avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Professional Development Coach, Sumter School District
Former High School Spanish Teacher, Mentor, Teacher Leader, and Google Trainer. I love working with teachers, providing ideas for easy, yet effective and immediate implementation of technology in the classroom.Currently I work as a Professional Development Coach/ Instructional Technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

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.

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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

12:30pm

Maximizing Centers With Seesaw for Elementary
Whether you have 1:1 devices or just a few, all elementary teachers want to know the secret to keeping students engaged for a center-based classroom. In this session, teachers will learn how to engage their students using Seesaw, a FREE digital portfolio tool. Get maximum engagement using technology tools at your centers!

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
206

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

From Port To Port: Boosting Learning Centers With Technology
Learn to leverage technology to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lessard

Jamie Lessard

Professional Development Coach, Sumter School District
Former High School Spanish Teacher, Mentor, Teacher Leader, and Google Trainer. I love working with teachers, providing ideas for easy, yet effective and immediate implementation of technology in the classroom.Currently I work as a Professional Development Coach/ Instructional Technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

Creating Instructional Videos
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
108

1:45pm

EdPuzzle for the Math (and Science) Classroom
EdPuzzle is an amazing tool for any teacher's toolbox. It is perfect for presenting material to your students, whether you are just looking for a great sub plan when you are going to be absent, or if you are interested in moving toward a flipped or blended classroom model. I will show you how easy it is to use EdPuzzle to keep your students engaged in a video lesson and also gauge their understanding. I will teach you how to find content that has already been created, as well as show you a few free tools for creating your own video content that can be uploaded to EdPuzzle.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Math and Computer Science teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I teach high school math and computer programming, and I am always looking for new ways to engage my students. I am excited to explore new technology tools that can help my students internalize my content.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

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
229

1:45pm

Maximizing Centers With Seesaw for Elementary
Whether you have 1:1 devices or just a few, all elementary teachers want to know the secret to keeping students engaged for a center-based classroom. In this session, teachers will learn how to engage their students using Seesaw, a FREE digital portfolio tool. Get maximum engagement using technology tools at your centers!

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206