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Animoto to Zaption:  Techniques to Leverage Learning 

Explore an A to Z collection of Add Ons, Websites, and Extensions that will increase student engagement, improve teacher productivity and leverage learning.  There’s something for everyone and every device!  Be sure to stop in to see the updated version … all new techniques recently added!


Swimming in the SAMR Pool with iMovie

Learn how iMovie and YouTube can work together on the iPad to move learning to a whole new level in your classroom from Substitution to Redefinition.  Challenge yourself and your students to use App Smashing techniques to perform tasks that were previously inconceivable.  Learn about using Apps like Tellagami, Animoto and Skitch with iMovie to transform learning in your classroom.  We will review the basics of filming, learn some iMovie basics, explore equipment and storage options,  review possible projects for all ages and get ideas for sharing movies.

Learn to Love Your Google Forms - Getting Started

Learn how to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and much more.  This pre-conference session is for the beginner user and is for everyone from the classroom teacher to the media specialist to the athletic director.  We will begin by learning how to make a simple form and move up the SAMR ladder through Substitution and Augmentation with examples of how forms can help transform your classroom and professional development.  We will learn how to use a form to create a word cloud, evaluate a movie, comment on a drawing, vote for the Homecoming Queen, and so much more!  You will LOVE Google Forms!

Learn to Love Your Google Forms Even More!

Learn how to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and much more.  This pre-conference session is for the intermediate user and is for everyone from the classroom teacher to the media specialist to the athletic director.  We will begin by briefly reviewing how to make a simple form and quickly move up the SAMR ladder to Modification and Redefinition with examples of how forms can be used in advanced methods through branching, add ons and advanced data collection.  You will LOVE Google Forms!

Fun Assessments for All Ages

In this session we'll review three methods of using technology to engage your students in user-friendly assessments that will provide you with quick, accurate insight to what your students are learning.  Exit slips, quizzes, tests, review activities and gaming all rolled into one!  Good for all ages and ability levels - there's definitely going to be something that will work for you!  Kahoot!, Socrative and Google Forms with Flubaroo will be covered.  All FREE and FUN!

Maximize Learning with Nearpod

Experience Nearpod® firsthand in this hands on experience.  Nearpod® is an invaluable tool in the 1:1 classroom and beyond.  With Nearpod® educators, leaders and learners can interact, collect data, manage behavior, work independently and so much more.  In this session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Nearpod® session that incorporates quizzes, polls, open ended questions, and drawing; create their own accounts; hear tips on work with Google and Nearpod;  and learn tips and tricks for managing Nearpod® content.  Plan on rolling up your sleeves and delving into the wonderful world of Nearpod®!


Tools for your Flipping Toolbox!


Is your toolbox a little blah?  Does it need something new?  Then this if for you!  Spend time learning “hands-on” style how to make flipping your classroom easy and enjoyable.  We will spend time working with some great online tools - Nearpod, Google Forms with Flubaroo, Zaption, Socrative, and Screencastify.  Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to know these tools.  These tools are perfect for anyone who is interesting in sharing lessons, differentiating, and creating content that is meaningful and relevant to their unique classroom situations.  Bring authentic materials, headphones, and a laptop for optimum participation!



AppMazing Dragons


What happens when you mix the Amazing Race® and technology?  You get an AppMazing Race!  This year new staff and students participated in the AppMazing Dragons Race!  See how you can use Google Apps for Education to create an interactive experience for your colleagues and students.  This is a great professional development activity as well as an opportunity for students to learn more about the technology available to them!  Join us to try it first hand and create your own AppMazing Challenge!  Are you ready for an AppMazing experience?



For the non-teacher:  Harness Google’s Tools to Increase Efficiency


Harness the power of Google to work smarter not harder.  This presentation will demonstrate methods to enhance your use of the Google Apps for Education suite to improve or enhance aspects of the job you already do.  Learners will leave this session with tips and tricks on how best to manage features including mail, calendar, and forms.  A chromebook or laptop will benefit the learner.  iPads are useful, but not as powerful.


Keynote - Then and Now

Before Google and After Google a look at how 21st Century Tools have impacted education. This presentation was given at the TIES Google Institute in June of 2016.

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