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October 25, 2014 
9AM-3:30PM 

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Saturday, October 25
 

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!

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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... 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.

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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... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
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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
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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... Read More →


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

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

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Saturday October 25, 2014 9:25am - Tuesday October 14, 2025 10:15am
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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... Read More →


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

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
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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... Read More →


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

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Saturday October 25, 2014 10:25am - 11:15am
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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
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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
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Kelly Fitzgerald

Dean of Instruction, Rouse High School, Leander ISD
Kelly Fitzgerald is the instructional coach at Rouse High School (Leander ISD).


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

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.

Presenters
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Angie Bell

Visual Arts Educator, Forest North ES
Elementary Art Teacher


Saturday October 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:20pm
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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 part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas–go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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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... Read More →


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

Dean of Instruction, Rouse High School, Leander ISD
Kelly Fitzgerald is the instructional coach at Rouse High School (Leander ISD).


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

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
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