October 25, 2014 

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Saturday, October 25


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.


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... Read More →

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


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.

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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 8 years experience in teaching various high school social studies courses, including sheltered sections of World History (and World Geography before... Read More →

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


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.

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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 10:25am - 11:15am


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.

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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


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.


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


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.

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Kelly Fitzgerald

Dean of Instruction, Rouse High School, Leander ISD

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