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Saturday, October 25
 

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Saturday October 25, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Round Rock High School

8:30am

Welcome from Round Rock ISD
Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am
RRHS Cafeteria

8:45am

Keynote
Presenters
avatar for Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
Rafranz is an instructional technology specialist for a Dallas/Fort Worth area school district. As an advocate for passion-based learning, Rafranz uses her experience as a secondary math educator to help teachers integrate technology using innovative teaching strategies aimed at empowering students to be autonomous learners.


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:15am
RRHS Cafeteria

9:25am

Admin DRIVEing in Google
I plan to discuss how I use Drive as an administrator on my campus and turn the table on personal productivity. Want to get more done and spend more time in classrooms? Come to this session to organize your Google work life. 

Presenters

Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1312

9:25am

Supercharge Your Sheets With Add-ons
Learn how to use productivity-boosting add-ons for Google Sheets. In this hands-on session participants will learn: -how to browse through all the add-on options -the toosl and features of some of my favorite add-ons -how to download an add-on -how to open an add-on -how to remove and add-on

Presenters
RH

Robert Heard

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
I am a Technology Applications Certified Teacher and have served as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Cactus Ranch Elementary for the last 6 years. In addition to providing technology integration in the classroom I am also the lead for the Cactus Ranch Robotics club and co-lead for the RRISD Robotics Showcase. I am a authorized Google Education Trainer and have led numerous professional development trainings at the campus, department and... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1417

9:25am

411 for using a google drop box
Create a google form that is linked to your website to use as a drop box for student assignments. This is the final step after attaching an assignment to your google calendar.

Presenters
TP

Theresa Proctor

Journalism Teacher, Round Rock ISD
Theresa Proctor has taught journalism, photo journalism, technical writing, and creative writing and has advised the Trailblazer newspaper and the Maverick yearbook during her 15-year tenure at McNeil High School.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1407

9:25am

Getting Googly Eyed for Chrome Extensions
The session will begin with understanding the structure of Chrome (omnibar, bookmarks, favicons, pinned tabs, etc.). After the basic understanding has been established the participants will learn about a series of extensions that will help them with photo editing, posting to social media, bookmarking websites, pulling up frequently visited websites, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly Fitzgerald

Online Learning Integration Specialist, Leander ISD
Kelly Fitzgerald is an experienced educator and currently the Online Learning Integration Specialist for Leander ISD, just north of Austin, Texas. Her role as an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Apps for Education Administrator for her dis


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1308

9:25am

Google Drawing - The App for All Reasons
This hands-on session will invite teachers to create a lesson with a rubric that they can use with their students tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Ann DeBolt

Ann DeBolt

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Ann is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. An early adopter (she started using the Internet before the World Wide Web or Google existed!), she is continuously amazed by technology - especially Google - and its potential in the classroom. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and is a Google Education Trainer and Google Apps Certified Administrator. Connect with Ann on twitter: @EdTxAnn or G+ at... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1316

9:25am

Googlepalooza in the Library: Media Ideas to Facilitate Collaboration
Participants will be introduced to some awesome advanced features of Google calendars, docs, and sites in their library. Participants will come away with samples and an understanding of how Google EDU apps can be used to facilitate communication and collaboration with teachers and other librarians.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Pavone

Sara Pavone

Librarian, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rqykj_zjeYXX2TMR0C69tJldgg9OjhkkczwzY6kVe14/pub
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin a new adventure as a freshly-minted librarian. In addition to the various professional skills and training that I've gained over the course of my career, I am a... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1315

9:25am

Let's Talk About Blendspace!
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP TO THIS SESSION.

Blendspace is a great digital tool that allows teachers to blend digital content into their instruction. I’ve had my students use Blendspace for many different assignments such as: research, reviews for tests, project based learning collaborative groups, etc. For example, my students worked together in their collaborative groups to study all aspects of water (pollution, drought, scarcity, treatment). They were able to look up resources for their project and share the sites with each other and create information slides for their project all in one application. Next, they were able to work together on one lesson board and combine their resources to make their final project. It was amazing and so user friendly!

Presenters
ML

Margot Livaudais

Round Rock ISD
I am Margot Livaudais and this will be my fourth year teaching in Round Rock ISD. I came from Houston where I taught for four years before moving to Austin. I now teach 3rd grade at Elsa England Elementary and I absolutely love it. In addition, I have completed my graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy from the University of Texas at Arlington. My certifications include: Early Childhood-4th Grade, Reading... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1314

9:25am

Managing Learning Through Learning Management Systems
Transform a conventional classroom into a captivating classroom, connecting students, making them responsible for their own learning. In a BYOD or technology rich environment, teachers can utilize a variety of programs, apps and more to transform antiquated lessons. Participants will create small groups, forums, quizzes, submit assignments and more, with smart phones, tablets, and other devices - using technology to promote online discussions, as a means for creating, publishing, and even grading multi-media projects, for delivering information and notifications, and allowing for active involvement, engaging interactions and exciting new twists to traditional ideas.

Presenters
LC

Laurie Coker

Round Rock ISD
This is my 26th year teaching English Language Arts, except for one year teaching in London as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher. I love teaching as much today as I did when I first began. I consider myself a lifelong learner, so as technology changes and evolves, so do I. I work to seamlessly integrate emerging technology and educational trends into my classroom by updating traditional lessons and creating new ones.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
2306

9:25am

OMGoogle! Google's Lesser Known Tools
Get Googley with Google's lesser known resources. We will explore, create and motivate. Come ready to learn!

Presenters
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

Round Rock ISD
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1414

9:25am

Time and Task Management with Google
Outline of Beginner (White Belt) Session:

* Introductions and prizes
* Account Creation / Login
- Google, Gmail, Create Account, Choose UserName/Password
* Settings (Gear/Flower)
- General
* Conversation View
* Adding Picture/Photo
* Signature
* Vacation Responder
- Labs
* Explain Labs
* PLAY TIME - Labs
* Mail (KRIS)
- Buttons
- Archived vs. Deleted
- Spam Button
- Trash
- Folders vs. Labels
- More
* Marking
* Starring
* Filtering
* Add to Tasks
* PLAY TIME – Email your neighbor, create a folder and/or label
- Tasks
* Creating a task from an e-mail
- Change subject line
- Edit Details (right arrow)
* Add due date
* Make notes
- Actions
* Email Task List
* Print Task List
* Add to Calendar
- PLAY TIME – Turn your neighbor’s email into a task, add the task to your calendar and review your task list
- Calendar
* My Calendar vs. Shared Calendars (ability to edit)
* Active Calendars (Toggle on/off)
* Tasks on Calendar
* Prizes and Dismissal

Presenters
DB

Donna Baker

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Baker is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working for Double File Trail Elementary School. She has an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and has more than ten years experience in education and technology. She began her teaching career in Marshall, Texas as a Computer Literacy and Career Investigations teacher. She has also worked as an instructional technology specialist for Temple ISD, San Marcos CISD and... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
2303

9:25am

What Drives You?
Youtube videos (either teacher created or chosen from outside sources) are utilized with Educanon.com in order to deliver flipped instruction. Drive documents are incorporated that correspond to the videos and will introduce collaborative note-taking (Hangouts?).

Presenters
PB

Patrick Boylan

Round Rock ISD
http://boylanchemistry.weebly.com/about-the-teacher.html


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1408

9:25am

Design Doing: Fusing Design Thinking + GAFE
Go beyond googleable questions and work towards developing higher order thinking skills by integrating design thinking strategies via the use of GAFE, Chrome Apps & Extensions. In this session, you'll learn how to participate in (and create) design challenges that help students develop creative confidence that involve discovery and rapid prototyping!

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Cerda

Stephanie Cerda

Assistant Principal, Austin ISD
Ms. Cerda has experience teaching multiple content areas from kindergarten to early college. She believes in hands-on, inquiry based learning while using tech to amplify instructional practices and is excited to support teachers with this at Manor ISD as an Innovative Teaching Strategist. Her current projects include serving on the SXSWedu 2015 advisory board, consulting with schools as a Google Certified Teacher, and organizing EdCampAustin... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1313

9:25am

Flipping into Science
The session will redefine the traditional meaning of Flip and demonstrate how it can be implemented in any school. It will focus upon the following sequence providing current examples and strategies that can be used by teachers in their classroom and school setting.
Flipping the Classroom
Challenging Existing Definitions
Effective Strategies to Incorporate Technology and Literacy
Powering Up and Taking Risks
Real Pedagogies and Technology
Examples that have Worked
Self Evaluation Tools

Presenters
avatar for John Simpson

John Simpson

Science Teacher, Round Rock ISD
Currently a Grade 6 Science teacher who has over 30 years of experience in K-12 classrooms and Universities in Australia, Part time consultant for JDM and Teacnovation as well as a peer trainer for Pasco Scientific. I Have presented at state, national and international conferences and have developed a Flipped Classroom approach to Science that incorporates technology and Literacy.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1416

9:25am

Getting Started with Drive
Attendees will learn how to use the five components of Google Drive. They will see student work in Google documents, presentations, sheets draw and forms. Best practices for using Drive with students will also be discussed.

Presenters
AB

Aimee Bartis

Aimee is a middle school technology specialist in a Google Apps for Education district. She love helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons. Student creativity and engagement are very important to Aimee.


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
1317

9:25am

Hour of Code for grades K-5
Many teachers are scared to take on more and Hour of Code may sound very foreign to them. I would like to demonstrate how easily they can implement the program in their classroom and make it age appropriate for the different elementary grades. I will show them a variety of approved programs that we can use in the classroom to show our students the joy of computer science and writing code.

Presenters
JH

Jennifer Harrell

2nd grade Dual Language Teacher, Round Rock ISD
I am a second grade Dual Language teacher from Union Hill in Round Rock. I have always enjoyed integrating technology in my classroom and the Hour of Code program became a passion of mine last year. I was able to spark a love for writing code in my students at such a young age!


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
2308

9:25am

Exploring Google Geo Products
Google’s geography products have undergone significant changes over the past year. This presentation explores Google’s geo-tools evolving product line. During this presentation attendees will be exposed to Google Maps Gallery; explained the difference among Maps Engine Lite, Pro, and Maps Engine Platform; and, if time permitting, an example of how to use Google Earth Tours in the classroom. Towards the end of the presentation I would like to administer a feedback form for participants on what they like/dislike about Google Geo products. I plan to share information from this survey with Google Geo Education during our next advisory meeting.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Williams

Josh Williams

Teacher, Round Rock ISD
Since receiving his Bachelors in Geography from Texas State University –San Marcos Josh Williams has been teaching World Geography Studies, World Area Studies, and AP United States History for the Round Rock Independent School District at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. Over the past several years, Josh has created and maintained geteach.com, a Google Earth website, which received a 2012 Geographic Excellence in Media award from the... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
2301

9:25am

Grading your students
THIS SESSION WILL BE PRESENTED VIA HANGOUT

In this tutorial , I will be showing how to grade students after conducting a test using Google Forms and result collected in a spreadsheet

Presenters

Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - Tuesday October 14, 2025 10:15am
1406

10:25am

Google + Minecraft = Student Success
Learners are using MinecraftEdu to create, collaborate, and solve problems. How can we harness the huge popularity of Minecraft to hook kids into learning at higher levels? Join us for to discover how you can use ​Google and ​MinecraftEdu to ignite student passion for learning.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Lind

Lori Lind

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lori is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Vista Middle School. Prior to joining RRSID, she taught Technology Applications. She was also a software consultant. conducting workshops in Java, and Object-Oriented Programming for software developers. She has presented sessions of animation, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at TCEA conferences. She has presented many sessions at the RRISD Summer PD Conference and TCEA... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1314

10:25am

Creating Connections with Social Media
Connecting with students and parents and building relationships is all about meeting them where they are. As the parent of a teenager, I realized that getting emails was NOT where teenagers are. Texts are their life. However, for legal and safety considerations, I did not want students to have my phone number. Remind101 was a way to bridge that gap. Ninety percent of my parents and students are signed up for my Remind101. I can text reminders, updates, class info, etc. Twitter is another way to build relationships and facilitate discussion. I have used Twitter to run nighttime test review (like PD in your PJs) and share my passion for my subject. Part of what I like to tell adults about this is to just get over your fear and try it. Start small, make mistakes, listen to the kids, and embrace technology. It is where they are.

Presenters
avatar for Karol Giblin

Karol Giblin

Round Rock ISD
I am a 10 year "learner" in RRISD at McNeil High School. I teach World History to Sophomores. My philosophy is to try to learn something new every day and have applied this to technology as well. As a BIG fan of Star Wars and Star Trek, I guess my curiosity about technology is natural. Some might think that technology is only for CATE classes, but I can tell you it is very much in the Liberal Arts as well.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1312

10:25am

Google Drive in the Elementary Classroom
Ever feel like your teacher brain took a vacation? In this session, we will explore real-life, creative and engaging examples of ways to use Google Drive in the elementary classroom. Presenters will show how they've implemented Google Drive in their classrooms even though they are not GAFE district wide. Presenters will also explore ways to use Google Drive with not only students, but parents and staff as well.

Presenters
avatar for Mindi Vandagriff

Mindi Vandagriff

District Instructional Technologist, Anna ISD
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W.B. Yeats | My passion for teaching and learning spills over into every aspect of my life. Previously an elementary school teacher (primarily 4th grade), I currently serve as the District Instructional Technologist at Anna ISD. Besides being a teacher, one of my greatest accomplishments is earning a Master's Degree in Education Media Design & Technology while being a... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1416

10:25am

Become Head of the Class with Google Classroom
Getting familiar with Google Classroom management of Gmail, Drive and Google Docs to help distribute assignments, provide immediate feedback and communicate more efficiently with students.

Presenters
RH

Robert Heard

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
I am a Technology Applications Certified Teacher and have served as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Cactus Ranch Elementary for the last 6 years. In addition to providing technology integration in the classroom I am also the lead for the Cactus Ranch Robotics club and co-lead for the RRISD Robotics Showcase. I am a authorized Google Education Trainer and have led numerous professional development trainings at the campus, department and... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1417

10:25am

Creating an On-line Classroom with Student Portfolios
Learn about how to use G-class scripts including Doctopus and Goobric to set up an on-line grading portfolio system. Students will never wonder if they turned in an assignment or if you misplaced their papers. They will receive instant feedback and learn to dialogue about their writing revision and editing process.

Presenters
MC

Michelle Castillo

Round Rock ISD
Michelle Castillo is a veteran teacher with 22 years of experience in the classroom. This past year she decided to revolutionize her classroom and have her students complete all assignments and tests using Google Apps and G-class folders. The results were astounding and she will continue this year to broaden the Google horizons by using Google to connect to other global classrooms.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
2305

10:25am

Creating with Chrome in the MIddle School Math Classroom
One of the biggest misconceptions in a math classroom is that the devices do not fit beyond consumption applications. In this session we'll look at ways that students can use the core google apps along with other chrome apps like padlet, movenote, tackk, desmos and others to help students build a solid foundation in a mathematically sound technology supported environment.

Presenters
avatar for Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
Rafranz is an instructional technology specialist for a Dallas/Fort Worth area school district. As an advocate for passion-based learning, Rafranz uses her experience as a secondary math educator to help teachers integrate technology using innovative teaching strategies aimed at empowering students to be autonomous learners.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1408

10:25am

Drop dat Data Drama
Participants will learn how to use Google Forms, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Scripts to gather, record, and manipulate various types of student, or employee, data.

Presenters
BB

Brittany Bussell

Teacher, Round Rock ISD
Brittany has been using Google Apps to create engaging, learner-centered instruction for her students for the last 2 years. She has 5 years experience in teaching various high school social studies courses, including sheltered sections of World History (and World Geography before that). Brittany also works closely with Andrea to manage the ESL Program at McNeil HS.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
2301

10:25am

MIND. BLOWN. Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know...YA KNOW?!
This session will demo a list of mind blowing things I didn't even KNOW I didn't know. Things that make life easier, your work faster, and your general coolness level exponentially fabulous.

Presenters
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1308

10:25am

Ooey, Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad
Going Google with iPads can get sticky! Google is full of ooey, gooey goodness that doesn’t always play nice with the iPad. But there is hope! It is getting better every day, and more apps are integrating with Google Drive, which will make your workflow that much easier. And Google is constantly innovating and releasing new and updated apps to make the most of your iPad in the classroom. Come learn the tips and tricks of using Google Apps on the iPad, natural integration ideas for the classroom, and ways to stay more productive with Google.

Presenters
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1410

10:25am

Remixing & Reframing: Google App Smashing
Innovation via combination! In this session we'll explore ways to enhance our app experiences by bringing together multiple ones and collaborate to create new app smash recipes! We'll discuss ways to build a classroom culture of app smashing and will end the session by creating a crowd sourced recipe book.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Cerda

Stephanie Cerda

Assistant Principal, Austin ISD
Ms. Cerda has experience teaching multiple content areas from kindergarten to early college. She believes in hands-on, inquiry based learning while using tech to amplify instructional practices and is excited to support teachers with this at Manor ISD as an Innovative Teaching Strategist. Her current projects include serving on the SXSWedu 2015 advisory board, consulting with schools as a Google Certified Teacher, and organizing EdCampAustin... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1313

10:25am

Rethinking Collaboration with Social Media
Teachers will explore the capabilities and features of free and popular social media platforms. Teachers will learn how to manage G+ circles, Twitter followers and lists to create a dynamic Personal Learning Network. In addition, we will discover additional opportunities to utilize social media for students on sites like Google Docs, Blogger, Today's Meet, Twitter, Hangouts, Edmodo, and more. Teachers will learn about backchanneling, tutoring opportunities, and collaboration by students to take back to the classroom.

Presenters

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1315

10:25am

Rockin' Docs
If you have ever hesitated embracing Google docs or merely need to learn more, come to this session to learn the best uses of Google Docs in the classroom. We will focus on organizing and keeping documents, establishing student portfolios, collaborating on assignments with peers and the teacher, and the use of add-ons. Enjoy exploring pre-writing diagrams, templates, thesaurus, Easybib, and much more. You’ll earn your Ninja badge as someone who excels in Google Docs, never sweats the work, and has complete training. Leave with an appreciation of Going Google in Round Rock ISD.

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Humphries

Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is an educator who has accumulated countless hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies sessions. With over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD and now serving as an English Language Arts instructional coach for Round Rock ISD, she loves exploring creative instructional methods to increase deep thinking and quality writing.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
2306

10:25am

Shadow Skills of a Drawing Ninja
Just as shadow skills are important to the Ninja, Drawing skills are important to the Teacher. This hands-on session will focus on the ease and power of Google Draw. Best practices including rubrics will be shared. Participants will leave with a complete new respect for this underrated app.

Presenters
avatar for Ann DeBolt

Ann DeBolt

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Ann is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. An early adopter (she started using the Internet before the World Wide Web or Google existed!), she is continuously amazed by technology - especially Google - and its potential in the classroom. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and is a Google Education Trainer and Google Apps Certified Administrator. Connect with Ann on twitter: @EdTxAnn or G+ at... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1316

10:25am

The Research Process Made Easy with Google Drive
THIS SESSION WILL BE PRESENTED VIA HANGOUT

The research process can be dizzying and overwhelming for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Mismanagement and disorganization can create havoc for student projects! With Google Drive’s built in Research Tool, the Add-Ons gallery, and its useful collaboration features, the research process can be streamlined, simplified, and made more enjoyable for students. In this session, participants will learn about these tools and features and will be given time to explore. Lesson ideas, projects, student samples, and a collection of free-to-use resources will also be showcased.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Fricano II

Michael Fricano II

Technology Integration Specialist, 'Iolani School
Michael is a Technology Integration Specialist, MakerEd educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and has been presenting on EdTech topics for more than 6 years. Michael was also awarded the ISTE Making It Happen Award in 2015 on behalf of the Hawaii affiliate. He enjoys interacting and connecting with like-minded individual through social media, is also President Elect for the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education, and a... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1406

10:25am

Using Google For Teacher Support Systems
This summer our district took on the task of creating a support system for new teachers (0-2 years teaching experience). Our goal was to create a program that would provide these teachers with a feeling of support and community not just within their home campus but across the district as well. Join us for a discussion of how Google Apps allowed us to achieve our goal and create a support program that is both open and collaborative.



Presenters
avatar for Rachel Calabretta

Rachel Calabretta

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Del Valle ISD
This is my first year as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Del Valle ISD. I taught fine arts in high school for eight years, and pride myself in successfully integrating technology into fine arts curriculum so that my students were able to experience all facets of fine arts industries. I've presented many workshops and training focusing on using Google Apps to enhance learning and organization in education.
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Austin Dennis

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Del Valley ISD
This year will be my sixth year in Del Valle ISD. I started teaching STEM courses at a middle school for three years before moving into the campus instructional technology position for the next two years. This year starts my first year at the district level in instructional technology. I received my BS from the University of Texas at Austin. @austindennis


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
2308

10:25am

Moving Towards Inbox Zero: Mail Tips
Everyone knows how to use Google Mail, right? In this session, you will learn to go deeper and learn how to use a variety of tips, Labs, and extensions to gain control of your email, rather that having it control you.

Participants will learn several strategies which will help them move towards the goal of having Zero messages in your inbox.

Presenters

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1317

10:25am

Confessions of an APP-oholic
Hi, my name is Brandie. It’s been 2 days since my last download of a Chrome Web Store App. I admit I have a problem, I belong in some sort of Googley rehab for techies. How can you blame me, there are so many cool Apps out there. Join me in my quest to conquer 50 Apps in 50 minutes!

Presenters
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

Round Rock ISD
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1414

10:25am

Rockin' With Aurasma
See how auras bring the printed world to life through video.

Presenters
TP

Theresa Proctor

Journalism Teacher, Round Rock ISD
Theresa Proctor has taught journalism, photo journalism, technical writing, and creative writing and has advised the Trailblazer newspaper and the Maverick yearbook during her 15-year tenure at McNeil High School.


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
1407

12:30pm

Art Project-now boarding
Listen to the background stories of the artists who painted these masterpieces and how to use Google Art Project as a tool to increase your awareness of art history.
1 hour

Presenters
MS

Michelle Stoeffler

Round Rock ISD
Michelle Stoeffler is a middle school art instructor at Deer Park Middle School in Round Rock, TX. She is passionate about art history and has spent many hours learning through Google Art Project. She is absolutely fascinated by this website and all the features it has to offer with regards to instruction. Hop aboard and let's buckle up for a journey to the world's greatest museums.


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1313

12:30pm

Extending functionality with Google Add-Ons
Google App Add-Ons allow you to extend Google Apps and provide greater functionality. Add-ons will allow you to enter an event and have it placed on a calendar, to being able to use spreadsheets for email merge and other useful utilities to make your life more productive.

In this session, we will explore a number of useful Add-ons that you can use. Additionally, we will spend time creating simple Add-ons using Google's programming API so that you can create your own.

No previous programming experience is needed.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1317

12:30pm

Google Hangouts 101: Bring the World into Your Classroom
In this session, the attendees will learn the difference between a Google Hangout and a Google Hangout on the air. They will learn how to create both types of Hangouts, as well as discover ways to integrate Hangouts into the classroom with students.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly Fitzgerald

Online Learning Integration Specialist, Leander ISD
Kelly Fitzgerald is an experienced educator and currently the Online Learning Integration Specialist for Leander ISD, just north of Austin, Texas. Her role as an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Apps for Education Administrator for her dis


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1308

12:30pm

It Started in the Library
Throughout this previous year Misti and I developed many lesson that would start with an intorduction using various genres in the library and then they would transfer back in the classroom setting. One of the projects we completed began with the librarian creating QR codes connected to non-fiction books dealing with plant and animal life-cycles. She handed out the QR codes to the students and then they had to find their book on the shelf in the library. They were given the opportunity to trade once with someone if they both agreed. Next, they read their books (more than once) and created a sketch on their device of what they had gleaned from their book in order to anchor their knowledge. As their final project they required to select an app where they created an interactive presentation of their life-cycle.

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Sandra Longhofer

5th Grade 1:1 iPad Educator, Humble ISD
I am currently an Humble ISD 5th grade teacher at Lakeshore Elementary where I serve as the lead developer and instructor for the 1:1 iPad Pilot program. Over the past year I have developed an adept toolbox of skills necessary to immerse a variety of classrooms in technology. I have mentored teachers from both my own campus and reached out to others, elementary and secondary, interested in 1:1 learning environments. I became an adjunct technology... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1312

12:30pm

Podcast with Blogger and Google Drive
Learn how to host a podcast using only Google resources - Google Drive and Blogger. (Using Google Drive avoids file-size limits in Sites.)

There are just a few things that you have to do to make it all work. They’re easy to do but some are not obvious.

Bring your Chromebook or laptop and work along with me. (You won’t be able to do everything required on an iPad.)

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Brian Gray

Google Apps Administrator/Trainer, St. Stephens Episcopal School
I am the primary Google Apps domain admin for St. Stephen's Episcopal School. I do most of the management and most of the in-house training and consulting with students and employees. I am a Google Apps Certified Administrator and an authorized Google Education Trainer. I appear frequently on the monthly Google Slam Hangout - http://goo.gl/QTWXLG See some of my presentation resources at bit.ly/GoogleAppsStuff


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1417

12:30pm

Step Away from the Red Pen and Nobody Gets Hurt
I will demonstrate how Kaizena can allow teachers to quickly give feedback on essays their students submit. I have found that this shortens the amount of time spent grading, and the kids are very excited about getting their audio evaluations submitted to them via email.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Garcia

Steve Garcia

Round Rock ISD
Steve Garcia has been with RRISD since 2004 teaching Theatre, Video Production, and ELA for Hopewell and Deerpark.


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1315

12:30pm

The STEAM Team: Art with a Twist
The STEAM Team will present ways for elementary educators to incorporate art and technology into science, mathematics and literacy instruction. We will show participants how to use iPad and Chrome apps to create projects such as a cityscape made entirely of geometric figures, digital stories, and talking animals. All projects are based on K-5 TEKS and can be modified for any grade level.

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Angie Bell

Round Rock ISD
Elementary Art Teacher


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1408

12:30pm

Thinking Outside the Book
Do you want to integrate technology seamlessly into your content? Do you want your students to deepen their responses to texts they read? Walk away from this session with a plethora of ideas to guide your students toward creating a variety of complex and unique technology-based products to showcase their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Cara Shipp

Cara Shipp

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Cara Shipp is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD and is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She currently works at Pond Springs Elementary School, where she facilitates the integration of the Technology Application TEKS into the curriculum. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with degrees in Mathematics and Anthropology.


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1314

12:30pm

iPads+GAFE=It's Getting Better All The Time
I used to get mad at my ipad...Google Apps on it wasn't cool. You're holding me down, turning me 'round; filling me up with your rules. I've got to admit it's getting better, getting better all the time. In fact, now I wouldn't do a digital media project without my iPad and Google Drive! Discover tips and tricks for leveraging Google Apps on the iPad and explore content management and workflow options with GAFE and iPads.

Presenters
avatar for Ann Witherspoon

Ann Witherspoon

Instructional Technologist, Midlothian ISD
Ann Witherspoon holds M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction Technology and currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Midlothian ISD in Midlothian, TX. She is passionate about exploring and sharing strategies for technology integration to transform learning and empower educators in designing meaningful learning opportunities. Ann has experience in the classroom as a 1:1 iPad teacher and has been successful in using technology to engage... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
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12:30pm

Digital Differentiation with Google Apps
In the 21st Century Classroom, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that both incorporate student choice and differentiation for learning levels and styles. This session will show you how to make that happen with student choice menus created in Google Apps, creating a paperless classroom where the students take ownership of their learning. Participants will walk away with strategies for differentiation and student choice using menus and Google Apps. Participants will learn how to turn menus into webpages, and use Google Apps to go paperless while giving students voice and choice in their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1410

12:30pm

The Round Rock ISD Flipped Classroom
The term "flipped classroom" is so new to the educational vernacular that it is open to wide interpretation. In Round Rock ISD, we have developed a clear model of what the flipped classroom should look like in our district as well as how to implement it. This session will introduce teachers to the RRISD Flipped Classroom Model and provide tools for them to take back and use in their own classrooms.

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Ms. Mattingly

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Anne Mattingly earned a bachelor's degree in History at Indiana University and a teaching certification in Social Studies and Science from Northern Illinois University. After teaching both subjects in Illinois for two years, she moved to Texas and spent three years in Round Rock ISD teaching Biology, Inclusion Biology, and eventually AP Biology as well. During this time she earned a Master's degree in Science Education from the University of... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1407

12:30pm

Google Hangouts 101
Presenter will be sharing the benefits of using Google Hangouts and sharing resources, tips and tricks that will help beginning teachers get familiar with using Google Hangouts.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Lackey

Martha Lackey

Bilingual Instructor, Midlothian ISD
Currently a 2nd-3rd Grade Bilingual Instructor at J. A. Vitovsky Elementary, Midlothian, Tx. Midlothian ISD, 24 years teaching experience, taught 1st and 2nd regular education in Arlington ISD, Edmodo Certified Trainer, CTL (campus technology liaison), 1:1 iPad classroom, Recognized by the White House Initiative for Excellence of Hispanics in 2015 | | Blog: http://martha-lackey.blogspot.com/ https://twitter.com/lackeymartha... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1316

12:30pm

Amping Up Your Projects
In this class we will look at different ways that the students can present their knowledge in their projects beyond traditional means such as power points/prezis/poster boards. We will be looking at stop motion, time lapse, RSAnimate, as a few examples for presenting the information.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
1416

1:30pm

Google and iPads: Superfriends
What are the best Google apps for the iPad? This session will provide a real world overview of some of the best Google apps for education and how they can be leveraged for academic success with iPads. Attendees will leave with practical next steps to use immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Albert Thomas

Albert Thomas

Instructional Technology Manager, Life School
Albert Thomas is the District Instructional Technology Manager for Life Schools. He has served in education for over 11 years as a teacher, coach, counselor, and administrator. During his time as principal, the graduation rate was 100% each year and he created many systems to improve communication with parents, students, and staff through the use of technology. Mr. Thomas earned his B.A. in Education from Southwestern Assemblies of God and his... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Tour de Paris
Students use Google Search and Earth (3D) to research historical destinations of ancient Paris. They will collect information and pictures in a Google Docs. Screenshots of the 3D images will be part of data collection. They use Maps Engine Lite to place markers on the destinations and lines to connect them, creating a map for tourists to use as a walking guide. The information, pictures and map are combined in a Presentation that will then be embedded onto a shared Google site for tourists to use as a walking tour guide.(Could also become a flipbook.)

Presenters
avatar for Lori Lind

Lori Lind

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lori is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Vista Middle School. Prior to joining RRSID, she taught Technology Applications. She was also a software consultant. conducting workshops in Java, and Object-Oriented Programming for software developers. She has presented sessions of animation, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at TCEA conferences. She has presented many sessions at the RRISD Summer PD Conference and TCEA... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1316

1:30pm

Beautifying Your World
Participants will learn how to effectively use ePortfolios within the classroom as well as how to build "beautiful" Google Sites that are unique, personal, and professional. Participants will leave with Google Sites templates to take back to their districts.

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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1313

1:30pm

Confessions of a Chrome Addict
Hello, I’m Kasey, and I’m a Chrome Addict! The Google Chrome Browser is fast and powerful! Are you making the most of it? There are hundreds of extensions and apps that can make you a more productive user. In this session, participants will experience hands-on learning of the best Chrome has to offer. Participants will learn how to best manage multiple accounts, time-saving extensions, why Chrome apps matter, and some fun extras along the way. You too will soon need to join Chrome Addicts Anonymous (CAA)!

Presenters
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1410

1:30pm

Cyber Monday: A Digital Day in the Classroom
Every Monday is Cyber Monday in my classroom. I want to share how I utilize Google Docs and various websites to teach an entire day using technology. Review and introduce the programs I use to manage assignments(gClass Folders and Doctopus) and classroom behavior(like Edmodo and Sokikom), as well a few lesson plans that spread across all core content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Jesse Sosa

Jesse Sosa

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin I was lucky to get a job here in Round Rock ISD. This is my eighth year to teach and I am fortunate to have had all eight years here in Round Rock ISD. I love technology and finding ways to incorporate them into my lesson plans. I am always looking for ideas and people to collaborate with. If you ever want to sit and have a "Tech Talk" feel free to contact me!


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1416

1:30pm

Live from YOUR Classroom: It's Hangouts on Air!
Video+Classroom=Engagement! Learn how to get started with Google Hangouts on Air and explore some real-world uses of this tool in the classroom. Participants will get to know the tools, the techniques, and the Tech Apps TEKS associated with integrating this resource in their lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Jessica is an experienced educator in Texas public school and a co-founder of the Techs4Tex Foundation, which annually produces the Texas Google Summit. As a 7th/8th grade English teacher, Jessica integrated instructional technology daily and was a pioneer in Conroe ISD as a first-generation WOW! teacher. In the past 7 years, Jessica has established herself as a progressive tech ed teacher who is always working on the next best thing... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1407

1:30pm

Rock Your Classroom with Google Forms
Together we will explore various ways to use Google Forms in the classroom to create a paperless environment. A collection of already created Google Form templates will be shared, so they are ready to be implemented on Monday morning. Participants are encouraged to bring a device in order to actively participate in the session.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly Fitzgerald

Online Learning Integration Specialist, Leander ISD
Kelly Fitzgerald is an experienced educator and currently the Online Learning Integration Specialist for Leander ISD, just north of Austin, Texas. Her role as an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Apps for Education Administrator for her dis


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1308

1:30pm

Sometimes, Limits are a Good Thing - Form Option Limits
Learn how to use a Google Spreadsheet, a Google Form, and the formRanger script to set the maximum number of responses for each option on a multiple choice question on the form.

Some familiarity with creating and using Google Forms and Spreadsheet functions will be helpful, but is not required. Bring your Chromebook or laptop and work along with me. (You won’t be able to do everything required on an iPad.)

Presenters
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Brian Gray

Google Apps Administrator/Trainer, St. Stephens Episcopal School
I am the primary Google Apps domain admin for St. Stephen's Episcopal School. I do most of the management and most of the in-house training and consulting with students and employees. I am a Google Apps Certified Administrator and an authorized Google Education Trainer. I appear frequently on the monthly Google Slam Hangout - http://goo.gl/QTWXLG See some of my presentation resources at bit.ly/GoogleAppsStuff


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1417

1:30pm

TACKK Tips: Tools and Ideas for Effective Google-Powered Stories
TACKK is google single sign-on powered app that allows users to create digital posters even without email. With so many options for sharing along with its already embedded tools to build fluid stories, it has quickly become the choice tool for our students and teachers. In this session, I'll share #tacktips and ideas incorporating tools for imaging, video and text that enable students to share learning beautifully yet effectively.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1408

1:30pm

Taming the Google Drive and Sites
Ever since the google revolution in RRISD, teachers have been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information shared through GAFE. Many teachers don’t know how to use apps effectively and have fallen off the GAFEwagon. As a teacher and as someone who has managed to stay afloat in GAFEworld through self-learning, I want to bridge the gap between those teachers and technology. This session will give tips on how to handle the files in their Drive and how to use Sites to communicate with students and parents. Technology is useless if we don’t know how to use it.

Presenters
avatar for Revathi Balakrishnan

Revathi Balakrishnan

Teacher, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CvKBM7txj2lKO-p5K38sHoI8xufSRL-3bmGHSxk9jg0/edit?usp=sharing | 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year | https://revathibalakrishnan.wordpress.com/


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1315

1:30pm

Feedback Frenzy
During Feedback Frenzy attendees will learn to use comments in Google Apps, Kaizena, and Snagit to provide feedback on student work.

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Aimee Bartis

Aimee is a middle school technology specialist in a Google Apps for Education district. She love helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons. Student creativity and engagement are very important to Aimee.


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1317

1:30pm

Google Forms to save your sanity
I have launched out and started using Google Forms for all types of data collection with my students and department. Some examples are Google Form to collect Student Data at the beginning of the year, Parent Data through Parent Night and email, student cooperative work to crowd source information and finally, to collect data from my department and be able to manipulate that data.

There are many other uses, but I grabbed on to those and learned Google Forms through them. That is my advice to teachers who shy away from technology. Pick one thing and go from there. Make mistakes and try again.

Presenters
avatar for Karol Giblin

Karol Giblin

Round Rock ISD
I am a 10 year "learner" in RRISD at McNeil High School. I teach World History to Sophomores. My philosophy is to try to learn something new every day and have applied this to technology as well. As a BIG fan of Star Wars and Star Trek, I guess my curiosity about technology is natural. Some might think that technology is only for CATE classes, but I can tell you it is very much in the Liberal Arts as well.


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
1312

1:30pm

Differentiate (Don't Differenti-hate)
Participants will have the opportunity to view and discuss various projects designed by the presenters for their ELL students in English and Social Studies. Afterwards, participants will have time to brainstorm uses and begin designing Google enhanced instructional activities for courses across the content areas.

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Andrea Larson

Round Rock ISD
Andrea currently serves as the lead ESL teacher and ESL Program Coordinator for McNeil HS. She has held this position for 4 school years. Previously, Andrea taught high school Spanish for over 10 years. Andrea uses Google Apps as a way to engage diverse students in her classroom and to carry out day-to-day ESL Program business.


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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