October 25, 2014 

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Saturday, October 25


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.

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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


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.

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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... Read More →

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


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

Computer Systems Administrator, St. Stephens Episcopal School
I am the primary Schoology and Google for Education 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 Tr... Read More →

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


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.

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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... Read More →

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


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.

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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