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Sunday, June 15
 

2:00pm

Digital Storytelling with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity seats available

Students can exercise creativity and critical thinking skills by creating eBooks to share with the class, the community, or the world. With the free iBooks Author app for iOS, you can quickly and easily create beautiful, professional-quality eBooks. Learn ideas for using iBooks Author for yourself and your classroom in this hands-on session.

Advanced sign-up is required with your Tots & Tech registration.

Speakers

Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Schooner

2:00pm

iPads for Tots: (Grades PK-2 Strand)
Limited Capacity seats available

You're never too young to be engaged in learning with an iPad. We will explore how the iPad and the many apps for PreK-2 can be used to jump start young learners' imaginations. We will go beyond the basic use of apps to creating activities that require deeper thinking and hands on learning.

Advanced sign-up is required with your Tots & Tech registration.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bruce Ellis

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →


Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A

2:00pm

Providing Feedback on the Go (Administrator Strand)
Limited Capacity seats available

As an administrator, it’s important that you mentor and coach your teachers to help them grow to their potential, and providing timely and relevant feedback is key. We’ll examine a variety of approaches, create Google forms (so bring your laptop), explore some apps, and take a look at some helpful Web 2.0 resources that can empower you to provide feedback...on the go!

Advanced sign-up is required with your Tots & Tech registration.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Roland Rios

Dr. Roland Rios

Director of Technology, Ft. Sam Houston ISD


Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Galleon III

2:00pm

STEM: Where Do I Begin? (Grades 3-5 Strand)
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows that learning STEM concepts in elementary can improve a student's chances for future success in STEM fields. Learn about the fun and engaging apps, games, and other tools that can increase their creativity and interest in math and the sciences. You will also get your hands on the third generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics -- the EV3. No computer is necessary as the EV3 Brick comes with an on-brick programming application similar to the EV3 software. You will build a robot and explore motors and sensors.

Advanced sign-up is required with your Tots & Tech registration.

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Galleon II

6:00pm

San Luis Reception
Sunday June 15, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
San Luis Resort - Conferee Lounge
 
Monday, June 16
 

8:00am

Opening Keynote Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Exhibit Hall B

9:00am

Autism and iPads: Increasing Social Interaction with Apps
Learn how the iPad is an effective socialization tool for your students on the autism spectrum. We will explore why and how they willingly interact when they use an iPad.

1. What happens in the brain of a student with autism during a typical face-to-face interactions?
2. Why would I use technology wheny student with autism is over stimulated?
3. What are some apps that encourage social interaction?

Software Requirements:
Teachers will use an App they already have downloaded to participate in the session.

Speakers
AA

Adrienne Ahr

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting
Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jenny Dougherty, LPC-S, RPT-S. She is currently working as a counseling consultant with EnvisionEd Consulting and seeing clients in private practice in Plano, TX. Adrienne specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders through the use of play therapy. She believes play in many forms is important including the use of technology and assists... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Schooner

9:00am

How Tweet it Is. Creating a Great PLN With Twitter
Learn how to easily create a great PLN using Twitter. You will be participating in a group chat, tweeting, and favoriting, all in one session. BYOD: Andriod Tablet, iPad, iPod, Laptop, or Smartphone

1. How will tweeting helpe become a better educator?
2. How do I find out about scheduled educational chats?
3. How can I use Twitter withy students?

Software Requirements:
Twitter www.twitter.com

Speakers
avatar for Jan Hodge

Jan Hodge

District Elementary Library Media Specialist, Crowley ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Yacht

9:00am

Oscar-Worthy Projects with Animoto
Using photos and video youll produce an Oscar-winning Who Am I project using a FREE Web 2.0 tool. Afterwards, embed it on your website or send a link.

1. How can I creatively introduceyself toy students and parents?
2. How can Iakey rules and procedures interesting and have them available throughout the school year?
3. What Web 2.0 tool can I use for class/student projects?

Software Requirements:
iPad: Animoto Videoaker App http://goo.gl/oGnOlf
Laptop: N/A

Speakers
avatar for Carol Mayo

Carol Mayo

Coordinator of Professional Development, Catholic Schools Office


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom B

9:00am

App Smackdown!
Join Janet and Joan in this fast-paced session showcasing our favorite apps for teachers and students. Audienceembers will also have an opportunity to share their favorite apps.

1. What are some good educational apps fory students to use in the classroom?
2. Where do I find good apps for the classroom?
3. What are some good apps for teachers to use?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom A

9:00am

Cruisin' to Online Safety
Help elementary students learn digital responsibility and online safety, as well as effective online communication skills.

1. What does digital responsibility look like for young learners?
2. Why is online safety critical for our young learners?
3. What online safety skills should young learners know?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Clipper

9:00am

Doodle Buddy : It's All That!
Back by POPULAR DEMAND! Even though there are more than one million apps to choose from in the app store, you'll be amazed how much you can do with this free one. Activities for reading, math, and science will be shared. Make sure you download Doodle Buddy for iPad from the App Store (http://goo.gl/rYLnmZ) prior to the session.

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Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Spinnaker

9:00am

SMART Notebook Advantage
Come learn the newest features of SMART Notebook 2014 to better engage your students and have them demonstrateastery of concepts.

1. What is SMART Notebook?
2. What new features are available and how can they increase student engagement iny class?
3. Where can I findore SMART resources throughout the year fory content and grade level?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Galleon I

10:00am

BYOD and 1:1 Activities That Work in Elementary School
Your school has adopted a BYOD or 1:1 program, so what activities can students engage in? These hands-on lessons can be used inultiple subjects and grade levels.

1. What activities can I implement iny classroom wheny students have different kinds of devices and operating systems?
2. How can I use devices for formative assessment?
3. Where do I locate good activities, lessons, etc. for the BYOD/1:1 classroom?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom A

10:00am

Three Free Ways to Flip Your Lessons
You've heard about flipped lessons, now come learn about three free and easy ways to flip your own lessons. Explore Jing, MoveNote, and YouTube. Start flipping your class today. BYOD: iPad or Laptop

1. What is a flipped lesson?
2. How can a flipped lesson helpy students or parents?
3. What are some free and easy to use programs I can start using today to flipy lessons?

Software Requirements:
http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Roland Rios

Dr. Roland Rios

Director of Technology, Ft. Sam Houston ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom B

10:00am

Brain Breaks and Technology - Boost Your Students' Performance
Come discover "techie" ways to give students a much needed break in the day. Be ready to enjoy some moving around with your devices in this session.

1. What are brain breaks and why doy students need these?
2. What websites can I use to find brain break activities for the classroom?
3. How can an iPad be used for a brain break with students?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
LR

Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD
I have a passion for learning and teaching. I enjoy helping teachers in our district use technology in ways that truly promote student learning and growing. I look forward to the Tots and Technology Conference and sharing what I have learned and learning from others.


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Schooner

10:00am

Brain Breaks and Technology - Boost your Students' Performance
Need a brain break? Come discover "techie" ways to give students that much needed break in the day! Be ready to enjoy some moving around with your devices in this session!

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Berry

Sherrie Berry

Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Lampasas ISD
LR

Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Schooner

10:00am

Digitizing Collaboration: Leveraging Technology to Share Best Practices
Round Rock ISD is leveraging Google+ to "bring down the walls" of our 33 elementary schools. Come see how grade-specific online communities are increasing collaboration across the district.

1. How can I learn from colleagues across the district?
2. How can I share the strategies I have found to be successful with teachers in other schools teaching the same curriculum?
3. How can district leaders provide implementation support for professional development sessions?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CA

Carla Amacher

Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, Round Rock ISD
Round Rock ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Yacht

10:00am

Doodle Buddy 2.0 Unleashed
One app to rule them all, Doodle Buddy's versatility makes it the perfect go-to tool for encouraging creativity and engaging young students. Discover even more activities for your classroom with Peggy's favorite app.

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Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Spinnaker

10:00am

ELA/R for PK-3 on the iPad
The iPad is a great device for fostering ELAR skills, including a strong love of reading. Learn about free apps that will have your PreK-3 students writing, creating, collaborating, publishing, and reading.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Harbor

10:00am

Kids Coding? Yes, They Can
Learn the why and how of introducing computer programming to your elementary students and see them become problem solvers while increasing their ability to communicate and collaborate.

1. Why should elementary students be introduced to computer programming?
2. What resources are available to teach coding toy students?
3. How willy students benefit from learning to code?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for NIna Peery

NIna Peery

Technology Teacher, White Oak Intermediate School


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom C

10:00am

The New SMART Table
Come see the SMART Table’s new design, preloaded lessons, and ability to connect to the Exchange to identify additional lessons. Up to eight students can collaborate at a time with this tool for extending and enriching your teaching objectives.

1. What is a SMART table?
2. How can a SMART table be used iny classroom?
3. What curriculum/standards can be addressed with a SMART table?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Galleon I

11:00am

Absolutely, My iDevice Can Do That!
Join us to learn technology-based skills for your iPhone or iPad and leave feeling more confident using them in your classroom. You'll also learn about apps that are great for the one iPad classroom.

1. How do I navigate iDevice and change settings?
2. What apps should I be using in the classroom with just one iPad?
3. What shortcuts do the iDevices have?

Software Requirements:
Attendees might want to download the "Prezi" app in order to view the presentation on their iDevice.
Prezi for iPad: http://goo.gl/rNhclt
Prezi for iPhone: http://goo.gl/TKRCz7

Speakers
avatar for Haley Wallace

Haley Wallace

Instructor, Tulsa Tech
Haley Wallace is an Educational Consultant and graduate student. Previously, she was a K-12 Technology Teacher in Texas and Oklahoma. She has presented on multiple occasions at ISTE( International Society for Technology in Education), TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) and OTA (Oklahoma Technology Association) conferences on several topics involving blended learning. Haley strives to help teachers integrate technology into their... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Harbor

11:00am

Augmented Reality (AR) Better Than Reality
What is augmented reality? Augmented realityakes something come to life! It seems likeagic. Come experience augmented reality and learn how to extend your students learning.

1. How can I use augmented reality iny classroom?
2. How easy is it fory students to learn how to do this?
3. Whatight it offer as a learning technology?

Software Requirements:
Aurasma
Aurasma Studio Account
http://a.ucs.ac.uk/auradevstudio

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Ballroom A

11:00am

Curriculum Flipping in the Primary Classroom
What does curriculum flipping look like in the primary classroom? How does it change instructional practices and learning outcomes? Hear from K-2 teachers and administrators who piloted this new approach and experienced success. Get the tools and knowledge to begin your own curriculum flipping experience.

1. What does curriculum flipping look like in the primary classroom?
2. How does it change instructional practices and learning outcomes?
3. How do I get started?

Software Requirements:
n/a

Speakers
CH

Charis Hunt

Ex. Dir. of Elementary CCR, Richardson ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Clipper

11:00am

Chrome Apps and Extensions to Support Early Readers
There are some great Chrome apps and extensions that you can use with your students to support early reading skills, struggling readers, and ELL students. Well share our favorites, give you a demonstration and let you know where you can find them.

1. What are several Chrome extensions and apps that I can use to help my students?
2. How do I install Chrome apps and extensions?
3. Where can I find more Chrome apps and extensions?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bruce Ellis

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon II

11:00am

Creating a Global Classroom Using Google+
In this session I will show you how to leverage FREE tools using Google+ Communities to expand the boundaries of your classroom and give it a global feel.

1. What is a virtual field trip?
2. How can I participate in a virtual field trip?
3. Why is it important fory students to begin to develop a globalindset?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Ballroom C

11:00am

How Tweet It Is
Do hashtags,entions, and retweets overwhelm you? We will teach you the benefits of Twitter chats and give you advice on how to get started.

1. Why should I participate in Twitter chats?
2. What are some of the best chats for education?
3. How do begin using a Twitter chat?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Heather Russell

Heather Russell

Technology Integration Specialist, Community ISD
I love teaching students and teachers how to use technology for creativity.


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Yacht

11:00am

Itsagic: SMART Hide and Reveal Techniques
Learn how toake your lessons interactive. You will learn how to create the following:ove to Reveal, Order to Reveal, Erase to Reveal, and Click to Reveal.

1. What are hide and reveal techniques?
2. Why should I use hide and reveal techniques?
3. How can Iakey SMART Notebook lessonsore interactive?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kuterbach

Mary Kuterbach

Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, Christ the King/Diocese of Dallas


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon I

11:00am

SAMR
Join us for a relevant discussion on how the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) can help you and your campus better integrate technology with more engaging lessons that will have students using 21st century skills.

1. What is the SAMR model for integrating technology?
2. What are some lessons for each level of the model?
3. How can I use this model to better use technology in my classroom?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon III

12:00pm

Creating Engaging Learning Stations Using QR Codes PreK-2
Learn how to create learning stations that incorporate text, audio and image QR codes. View examples of ways you can use QR codes in yourath, ABC, phonics and listening stations and how QR codes will help support ELL with vocabulary building.

1. How do I create an QR code?
2. How can I use QR codes iny learning stations?
3. In what ways can QR codes help support ELL, visual and auditory learners?

Software Requirements:
Attendees will need to download any free QR code reader onto their device. If they would like to create QR codes along withe as I demonstrate it, they will need to bring a lap top with internet access.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Alvarez

Nancy Alvarez

Assistant Principal, McKinney ISD
I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, a M. S. Ed. in Educational Leadership and a Google Educator Certificate. I have taught in both private and public schools. I also have experience with homeschooling, curriculum, professional development, instructional coaching, bilingual education, and instructional technology. | | My specialty is in early childhood education. I was a classroom teacher for 13 years. I have taught prekindergarten... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Harbor

12:00pm

Google Drawing + a Simple Rubric = Fun Learning for Grades 3-5
In this fun, hands-on session, you will learn the power of Google Drawing for producing a masterpiece that covers a teaching objective. BYOD: Laptop

1. How does Google Drawing work?
2. How do the 4 C's (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking) fit in with Google Drawing?
3. How can I use Google Drawing to teach the objectives I need to teach?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom A

12:00pm

Ten Tools for the Effective Elementary Principal
This session will provide at least ten tools for building administrators to increase productivity and facilitate their role as the instructional leader.

1. How can I beore effective iny role as an instructional leader?
2. What tools can increasey productivity?
3. How can I facilitate collaboration iny faculty and staff?

Software Requirements:
As the date approaches, all presentation relatedaterial will be located at this website: http://www.edtechokie.info/p/presentations.html

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bengs

Jason Bengs

Principal, Clinton Schools


Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Schooner

12:00pm

Keyboarding Sites and Apps
Keyboarding is a critical skill that students will use for a lifetime so why not make it fun. Join us to learn about some great keyboarding websites and apps that you can use to reinforce keyboarding with your students...even if you aren't the computer lab teacher.

1. How can I reinforce keyboard in the classroom?
2. What are some fun keyboarding sites and apps that my students can use?
3. What wpm rate should by students achieve by my grade level?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Spinnaker

12:00pm

Social Studies for PK-3 on the iPad
This session will present free apps and websites to teach social studies skills to students in PreK-3. Discover ways to make history come alive with the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Yacht

12:00pm

SuperManagers: Best Practices foranagingultiple Libraries
Come learn how to be a SuperManager ofultiple libraries! Useful apps, programs, tips and resources will be cited during the session. Batgirl was a librarian, too!

1. How can I affect student learning whenanagingultiple libraries?
2. What are 3 apps I can use to beore organized inanagingultiple libraries?
3. How can I use socialedia sites to supportultiple libraries?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Jan Hodge

Jan Hodge

District Elementary Library Media Specialist, Crowley ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom B

1:00pm

Aurasma: Connecting Digital Content with the Physical World
Think of Aurasma (free!) as QR codes on steroids! If you're ready to be the envy of your colleagues, grab your iOS or Android device and jump into augmented reality.

1. What is augmented reality and how can it be used effectively in the elementary classroom?
2. How do I create an Aura using the Aurasma app?
3. What examples using Aurasma do you have that will enhance the learning experience fory students?

Software Requirements:
Aurasma
Android: http://tinyurl.com/aurplay
IOS: http://tinyurl.com/auritune

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Dickerson

Sandy Dickerson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Pasadena ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harbor

1:00pm

Templates: A Google Drive Treasure
Create rubrics, form letters, newsletters, lesson plans, andore to upload as templates to share with others and provide students with a starting point for digital writing.

1. How do I use a template from the Google template gallery?
2. How do I upload a Google Doc to the template gallery for others to use?
3. What are some ways to streamline your classroom paperwork load?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Yacht

1:00pm

Are You Prepared to Be Googled?
What are your digital footprints saying about you? Learn to create a positive online presence and "clean up" any questionable footprints.

1. What do questionable digital footprints look like?
2. How are questionable footprints cleaned up?
3. What does a positive online presence look like?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Clipper

1:00pm

Back for more Bytes and Sites: Lessons for the Lab
Lessons for the computer lab all year long. Microsoft Suite, Web 2.0, QR codes, keyboarding and research skills. Leave this session ready to blow your students away.

1. How do I in cooperate technology and Language Arts?
2. What do students in elementary need to know about online research?
3. How do I teach my kindergarten students to use PowerPoint?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Haley Wallace

Haley Wallace

Instructor, Tulsa Tech
Haley Wallace is an Educational Consultant and graduate student. Previously, she was a K-12 Technology Teacher in Texas and Oklahoma. She has presented on multiple occasions at ISTE( International Society for Technology in Education), TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) and OTA (Oklahoma Technology Association) conferences on several topics involving blended learning. Haley strives to help teachers integrate technology into their... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom B

1:00pm

Creating Graded Quizzes with Google
Google Forms are great for quizzes, but did you realize that you could have them automatically graded? Come learn how Flubaroo can help you grade your quizzes and provide data to guide your reteaching.

1. How does Flubaroo make grading quizzes easier and quicker?
2. How do I install Flubaroo?
3. How can Flubaroo help me better assess my students and my teaching?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Spinnaker

1:00pm

Do You Dojo?
Come and learn how to increase positive behaviors in your classroom using both the ClassDojo website and app! We will have a high-energy, fun session exploring the classroomanagement system and how to effectively utilize it in conjunction with the SMART Board/ActivBoard!

1. How do I start using ClassDojo/change over to ClassDojo iny classroom?
2. How do I explain the ClassDojo system to parents?
3. How can Iaximize its potential usingy iPhone, iPad, or SMART Board?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AI

Ashley Ivey

Former Kindergarten Teacher/Student Teacher Supervisor/Blogger, Eanes ISD/University of Texas


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon I

1:00pm

Engaging Students with QR Codes Is Fun for Everyone
QR codes are everywhere but how can they be used in the classroom? Leave this workshop with lots of QR code activities for all subjects and grade levels.

1. How can I use QR codes iny curriculum effectively?
2. How willy students benefit from using QR codes?
3. How do Iake audio QR codes?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom A

1:00pm

Enhancing Literacy with iBooks
Learn how to leverage the power of iBooks. From activating the voiceover to read your iBooks, to creating your own iBooks by converting your content (lessons, notes, activities, and more) into ePub format. With this session, youll learn how to get your content into iBooks and grow your library.

1. What are the basic steps in creating an iBook?
2. How can I make use of some of the tools in iBooks to make our book more engaging and special?
3. How can I use content I already have created to create an iBook?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AC

Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon II

1:00pm

Free Resources for Your Classroom
Come join us to learn about some great sites where your students can find free music, clipart, sounds, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon III

1:00pm

Free Resources for Your Classroom
Come join us to learn about some great sites where your students can find free music, clipart, sounds, and more!

1. Where can I find free and appropriate music, clipart, and sounds?
2. How can I search to find additional resources that my kids can use in the classroom?
3. What are the copyright and creative commons restrictions and how does that impact my use of these resources?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon III

2:40pm

KidBlog: It's Never Too Early to Start Blogging!
Participants will gain general knowledge about blogging, will set up a KidBlog account, and will learn ways to incorporate blogging into their curriculum.

1. Why should I blog?
2. How can I set up a KidBlog account?
3. How can I use blogging in the classroom?

Software Requirements:
Internet accessible for KidBlog site

Speakers
CS

Carrie Slayton

District Instruction Technology Coordinator, Huffman ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Harbor

2:40pm

QR Codes for Classroom Assignments and Assessments
Learn how to create a QR Code with an audio recording of your classroom assignment or assessment for students who need oral administration.

1. How can I create a successful learning environment iny classroom?
2. Is this something I can use weekly?
3. How can I differentiatey assignments and assessments?

Software Requirements:
Garage Band to record
Quicktime for Audio Recording
PC audio recorder program
Dropbox
Scan App

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Grell

Michelle Grell

Campus Instructional Facilitator, Comal ISD
I love integrating curriculum and technology with teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. When we can teach students to collaboratively create projects that applies their knowledge of objectives/concepts and then analyze and evaluate classmates projects, we are preparing them to be a successful individuals for our ever changing world.


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom A

2:40pm

TLC - Techie Lit Circles
Come see how lit circles can be improved with the use of technology. This timeless reading strategy becomes evenore engaging and collaborative by using blogging websites and iPad apps.

1. How can I organize literature circles with the use of technology?
2. How can iPads be used iny reading class?
3. How can I pushy students' thinking to higher levels and get them to blog about the literature they are reading?

Software Requirements:
Evernote: http://goo.gl/NUFZY
Doodle Buddy: http://goo.gl/R80Ssr
Skitch; http://goo.gl/1lkKBc
Explain Everything: http://goo.gl/JX9dJJ
Trading Cards: http://goo.gl/ruzys

Speakers
avatar for Sherrie Berry

Sherrie Berry

Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Lampasas ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom B

2:40pm

Creating a Global Classroom Using Google+
In this session I will show you how to leverage FREE tools using Google+ Communities to expand the boundaries of your classroom and give it a global feel.

1. What is a virtual field trip?
2. How can I participate in a virtual field trip?
3. Why is it important fory students to begin to develop a globalindset?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Yacht

2:40pm

Cruisin' to Online Safety
Help elementary students learn digital responsibility and online safety, as well as effective online communication skills.

1. What does digital responsibility look like for young learners?
2. Why is online safety critical for our young learners?
3. What online safety skills should young learners know?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Schooner

2:40pm

Digital Storytelling: Bring Storytelling to Life with Cutting-Edge Technology
By fusing the age-old tradition of storytelling with cutting-edge technological tools, digital storytelling enhances student engagement in a variety of classroom settings, bringing learning to life in powerful ways!

1. How can I use digital storytelling to enhancey students' levels of engagement and learning?
2. What digital storytelling tools will enablee toost effectivelyeety students' needs and addressy curricular goals?
3. What are some examples of ways in which digital storytelling can effectively engage every learner within a variety of classroom settings?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
KA

Katie Alaniz

Instructional Technologist, River Oaks Baptist School/Houston Baptist University


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Clipper

2:40pm

TCEA Resources for Your iPad
If you have an iPad you need to come to this session. Learn about the great resources (most are free) that TCEA has for you to use to help you get the most from your iPad.

1. What iPad apps do you recommend?
2. What iPad resources are included in my TCEA membership?
3. Where I can connect with other TCEA members like me to share iPad ideas and resources?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AC

Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Spinnaker

2:40pm

Tots and Technology ... Easy as ABC and 1,2,3
Easy as ABC! "A"ccessibility through an iDevice; "B"rainstorm SMART Board integration; and, "C"ritical thinking through SMART Response in the classroom, centers and the computer lab.

1. How do I integrate technology intoy everyday classroom learning?
2. What technology pieces are appropriate for students in centers/stations?
3. Where do I start withy primary students in the computer lab?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CT

Candace Tickle

Lubbock ISD/ Waters Elementary


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Galleon I

2:40pm

YouTube Tools
Use these tools to safely share YouTube videos without worrying about inappropriate comments and other hazards. Youll also learn how to easily shorten YouTube videos so your students watch only the portion you intend.

1. How can I safely share YouTube videos with my students?
2. What are some tools to help me get more benefit from YouTube?
3. What are some tools that make using YouTube easier?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Galleon III

3:40pm

Get Googley without Going Google!
Whether you’ve gone Google or you’re a Google newbie, join us as we showcase some lesser-known Google apps for engaging students and taking your teaching to the cloud.

1. How can I engagey students with Google Apps?
2. How can I incorporate Google apps intoy classroom ify district isn't a Google district?
3. What are some lesser known Google Apps that can enhancey classroom?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brenham ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Yacht

3:40pm

iMovie for Elementary Students
Bring your iPad with the app iMovie downloaded ($4.99) and come see how this app can push your kids into higher levels of thinking and producing in any subject.

1. What is iMovie and how does it work?
2. What are some ideas on ways to use iMovie withy students?
3. How do I sharey iMovie with others?

Software Requirements:
iMovie ($4.99) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193

Optional, but free:

Simple Transfer (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-photo-video-transfer/id420821506?mt=8

Speakers
LR

Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD
I have a passion for learning and teaching. I enjoy helping teachers in our district use technology in ways that truly promote student learning and growing. I look forward to the Tots and Technology Conference and sharing what I have learned and learning from others.


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Harbor

3:40pm

Its a Whirlwind Out There! SISD Technology Camp
SISD uses SMART Boards, Neo2, iPads, and Web 2.0 tools in a technology camp. See interactive software 2know toolbar, Imag-N-O-Tron and InfusedLearning. Setup to finish, you'll find all the ideas to start your camp.

1. How do I starty own summer student technology camp?
2. What activities and themes have worked with students in a camp?
3. What videoconference opportunities are available in the summer?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
avatar for Beth Weeks

Beth Weeks

Campus Technology Integration Specialist, Sherman ISD
Sherman ISD | http://www.shermanisd.net/webpages/bweeks/ | Ambassador for Plexus #198775 | www.plexusslim.com/bweeks


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Galleon I

3:40pm

Let's Start a Hangout - Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is the next great thing from Google. Educators across the globe have discovered the power of video chatting with classrooms across their district, city, state and even in other countries. Come learn how to use this tool in your classroom!

1. How can I collaborate with other classrooms and teachers to increase effectiveness and student engagement iny classroom?
2. Is there a way to connect other classrooms toine by video?
3. Is Skype the only option for video conferencing?

Software Requirements:
Google Hangouts:

ios (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/hangouts/id643496868)
android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.talk)

Speakers

Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom A

3:40pm

Copyright: It's Elementary
Copyright and confusion seem to go hand in hand. This session will attempt to remove the confusion from the equation and allow our kids to be creative legally.

1. What is copyright protected?
2. Why should I, ory students, care?
3. How can I allowy students to be creative without breaking the law?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CG

Cindy Gordon

Principal, Snook ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Clipper

3:40pm

Google Lit Trip Reading Adventures
With Google Earth, you can view locations and settings from reading material that are sure to increase student interest in reading. We’ll explore dozens of downloadable Lit Trips and links to resources and directions for creating your own Google Earth adventures.

1. What is a Google Lit Trip?
2. Where can I find some Google Lit Trips that are already created?
3. How do my students and I create our own Google Lit Trips for books we are reading in class?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Spinnaker

3:40pm

The Right to Write
This session covers the use of technology in writing across the curriculum to support student growth and understanding.

1. How do I structurey writing block/workshop to facilitate student use of technology?
2. What web tools and apps are there that will allowy students to become published authors?
3. How can Iake the publishing processore engaging to encouragey students to want to write fiction and nonfiction?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AM

Ashley May

District Technology Integrator, Alief Independent School District


Monday June 16, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom B
 
Tuesday, June 17
 

8:00am

1,2,3, Blog!
Your classroom is not an island! Classroom blogs are valuable tools for authentic communication with communities. Create a blog during this session to showcase learning experiences at your school.

1. How do I use Blogger to create a blog?
2. How do I updatey blog?
3. How do I add elements from Web 2.0 tools toy blog?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Yacht

8:00am

Twitter and Your PLN for Newbies
Take the plunge and jump off into the Twittersphere! Participants will learn the basics of Twitter and how to leverage the power of Twitter to create and/or expand their professional learning networks.

1. Why should I, as an educator, use Twitter?
2. What do I need to know about Twitter to use it to buildy PLN?
3. Who should I follow on Twitter and where can I go to get additional Twitter resources?

Software Requirements:
N/A - Participants will need to access Twitter only

Speakers
CS

Carrie Slayton

District Instruction Technology Coordinator, Huffman ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Galleon II

8:00am

Become a Google Gooroo
Come learn about a variety of Googlesost impressive features toake your professional and your personal life souch sweeter.

1. How can G+ helpe personally and professionally?
2. What are Google Apps Scripts and how can they work fore in the classroom?
3. How can I use advanced search features to find what I need quickly (including images)?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom A

8:00am

Google Lit Trip Reading Adventures
Where will you travel today? Take a reading adventure using Google Lit Trips. With Google Earth you can illustrate locations and settings from the reading material that is sure to increase student's desire to read. During this session we will explore dozens of "Lit Trips" that you can download and view in Google Earth, along with links to resources and directions for creating your own Google Earth adventures.

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Clipper

8:00am

Kindergartenorningeeting
Step away from those posters and pointers and take a leap into student-driven, technology-filledorningeetings. See what our kindergartenorningeeting/calendar time looks like.

1. Can Kindergartners really use a SMART Board?
2. Should I lety students "run" the SMART Board?
3. What can I teach in theorningeeting?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
KD

Kristina DeBrock

Kindergarten Teacher, Leon ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Galleon I

8:00am

Screencasting in the Elementary Classroom
Screencasting is an easy (and FREE) way of making recordings in your classroom. Whether your students create them as they do project-based learning or you create them as you flip your classroom, youll love these relevant ideas and free tools to take screencasting to your classroom.

1. What is screencasting?
2. What tools can my students use to create screencasts and what is the process?
3. What are some example ideas for student creations and teacher creations?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Harbor

8:00am

WeDo! Do You? Using Lego WeDo Robotics in Early Elementary Classrooms
My session is designed to help teachers in the early elementary grades better understand how to integrate Lego WeDo Robotics into their regular, TEKS-based curriculum.

1. How do I integrate robotics intoy classroom with everything else I have to do?
2. How willy students benefit from using robotics?
3.y students can hardly read, how can I teach them to write programs?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
TM

Toni Malone

Teacher 1st Grade, Bastrop ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Schooner

8:00am

You Can Do It All: Managing the 21st Century Classroom
You CAN do it all! Learn how to effectively transform your classroom into a 21st century learning environment. Practical ideas foranaging technology and learning centers using various tools will be highlighted in this session.

1. How do I structurey classroom to better integrate technology?
2. How do I create digital learning centers?
3. What tools can I use to transformy classroom into a 21st century learning environment?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Louise Morgan

Louise Morgan

Integration Technologist, Burleson ISD
Technology Integration/Media Center at STEAM Middle School of Choice.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Galleon III

8:00am

Your Happy Classroom: Top 10 Tips for Successful Technology Integration
Whether you have one old laptop or an iPad for each student, you will benefit from these clear and uncomplicated ideas that successful, happy classroom teachers use.

1. What are some things I can do this summer toakey classroom run smoothly in the fall?
2. What elementary classroom rules do other teachers with technology in their classrooms find useful?
3. How do I teach students how to use a device that I barely know how to useyself?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Ventura

Vicki Ventura

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting
Vicki Ventura began EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Terice Schneider after 32 years in education, most recently as Instructional Technology Coordinator for 15 years. They are passionate about helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. Their vision is to promote engagement and student ownership of learning. Vicki offers engaging staff development and also... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom B

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (1st Grade)
This special networking session is designed specifically for first grade teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for first grade. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Yacht

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (2nd Grade)
This special networking session is designed specifically for second grade teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for second grade. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Galleon II

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (3rd Grade)
This special networking session is designed specifically for third grade teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for third grade. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Spinnaker

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (4th Grade)
This special networking session is designed specifically for fourth grade teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for fourth grade. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Clipper

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (5th Grade)
This special networking session is designed specifically for fifth grade teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for fifth grade. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Harbor

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (Administrator)
This special networking session is designed specifically for administrators. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for administrators. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Roland Rios

Dr. Roland Rios

Director of Technology, Ft. Sam Houston ISD

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom B

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (Electives)
This special networking session is designed specifically for elective teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for elective content areas. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Galleon III

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (Kindergarten)
This special networking session is designed specifically for Kindergarten teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for Kindergarten. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Bruce Ellis

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom A

9:00am

Birds of a Feather (Pre-K)
This special networking session is designed specifically for PreK teachers. Join us to get the scoop on great ideas, tips, and tricks just for PreK. Be ready to take notes as lots of relevant ideas will be shared!

Moderators
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Galleon I

10:00am

iDevice 101: Getting theost Out of Yourobile Device
Bring your iDevices to this hands-on session that will help you get theost out of your iDevice. Learn tips that will keep your BYOD classroom in top shape.

1. How do I put restrictions ony classroom iDevices?
2. How do I gety device to use a wireless network to surf the Internet?
3. How can I projecty device's image on a projector?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
PE

Pam Evans

Consultant, Chalkable (formerly STI)
Pam is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD | implementations, mobile learning devices, and interactive whiteboard technologies. She has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technologist, and technology | director in Texas public schools. She served as Area 6 Director for the Texas Computer | Education Association for 6 years. She has presented at state and local... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom B

10:00am

iPads in the Classroom - Now What?
Come see how to use one iPad orany in your classroom to push kids to higher levels of achievement. We will look at how to use creativity apps with whole classrooms or in small groups.

1. What can I do with just one iPad?
2. What are some projects I can do with small groups?
3. What apps are good to use with whole class or individual students or groups?

Software Requirements:
Participants will be introduced to the apps below. ost are free.
Sock Puppets- http://goo.gl/RJ40FG;
Screen Chomp -http://goo.gl/6oEcDP;
Popplet lite - http://goo.gl/WyytMf;
Collins Big Cat- http://goo.gl/J2pUrm;
Chicktionary - http://goo.gl/9ziQ1J
Doodle Buddy - http://goo.gl/3VIOJU;
Cute In - http://goo.gl/6WwB9o
Book Creator - http://goo.gl/Bvqwm9
Geoboard - http://goo.gl/mDYvcU

Speakers
LR

Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD
I have a passion for learning and teaching. I enjoy helping teachers in our district use technology in ways that truly promote student learning and growing. I look forward to the Tots and Technology Conference and sharing what I have learned and learning from others.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Galleon II

10:00am

Chrome Apps & Extensions to Support Early Readers
There are some great Chrome apps and extensions that you can use with your students to support early reading skills, struggling readers, and ELL students. We’ll share our favorites, give you a demonstration and let you know where you can find them.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bruce Ellis

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Spinnaker

10:00am

Digitizing Collaboration: Leveraging Technology to Share Best Practices
Round Rock ISD is leveraging Google+ to "bring down the walls" of our 33 elementary schools. Come see how grade-specific online communities are increasing collaboration across the district.

1. How can I learn from colleagues across the district?
2. How can I share the strategies I have found to be successful with teachers in other schools teaching the same curriculum?
3. How can district leaders provide implementation support for professional development sessions?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CA

Carla Amacher

Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education, Round Rock ISD
Round Rock ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Galleon III

10:00am

Getting the Most of Google Forms in Your Classroom
Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Whether it is with students, parents, or other teachers, youll find lots of practical ways to implement forms. Well also share tips and tricks to look like a Google Forms guru!

1. How do I create a Google form?
2. What are some practical uses of forms for my classroom/campus?
3. How can I enhance my forms to make them more engaging and meaningful?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Harbor

10:00am

iPad 101: Effective Use of the iPad in the Elementary Classroom
Participants will leave this session with a basic understanding of how to use their iPad and various apps in their classroom. Apps include ClassDojo, ShowMe, and BoardCam will be demonstrated in order to improve teaching and productivity in the 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom.

1. I have an iPad, now what do I do with it?
2. How can I usey iPad to help improvey classroomanagement and structure?
3. How can an iPad really increase engagement and instructional teaching effectiveness?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Schooner

10:00am

On the Go...Coded for Learning: QR Code Scavenger Hunts and Gallery Walks
Get your students out of their seat and working together in the classroom solving problems, searching for vocabularyatches or just sharing creative projects on campus. Let the fun begin.

1. How can Ianage student participation during this lesson?
2. Can students use their own device?
3. How do I prevent students from going into other apps?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Grell

Michelle Grell

Campus Instructional Facilitator, Comal ISD
I love integrating curriculum and technology with teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. When we can teach students to collaboratively create projects that applies their knowledge of objectives/concepts and then analyze and evaluate classmates projects, we are preparing them to be a successful individuals for our ever changing world.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom A

10:00am

Technology For The Special Education Classroom
This session will focus on using adaptive equipment and technology in the Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. We'll explore how to use QR codes, iPad apps, SMART tables, Slates and Intellitools.

1. How can I use adaptive equipment to ensure success ofy special needs students?
2. How do I incorporate this technology easily intoy existing classroom routines?
3. How can I use technology toeety IEP goals and objectives?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
ML

Michelle Luthman

PPCD Teacher, McKinney ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Galleon I

10:00am

Technology: A Second Look
This workshop is designed to have teachers take a second look at the technology already in their classrooms and see how to take these tools toake learning come alive.

1. In what ways can I expandy view of what is considered technology?
2. In what ways can I use the technology I have iny classroom in a new way?
3. How can I usey existing technology to extend the classroom activities?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
JB

Joanne Baham

Director of Early Childhood Education, Bishop Dunne Catholic School


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Yacht

10:00am

The Future is NOW! Coding in Grades K-1
Don't underestimate your students' abilities. Learning to code in Kindergarten and first grade can be fun for both you and the students. In the process your students will also be learning math, writing, and logical thinking. Join us to learn grade appropriate activities and lessons to use in your classroom.

1. Where can I find computer programming activities for my students?
2. What does coding look like for Kindergarten and first grade students?
3. What are some typical programs that Kindergarten and first graders could create?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Clipper

11:00am

Get Googley without Going Google!
Whether youve Gone Google or youre a Google newbie, this session will showcase some lesser known Google apps that will engage your students and take your teaching to the cloud!

1. How can I engagey students with Google Apps?
2. How can I incorporate Google apps intoy classroom ify district isn't a Google district?
3. What are some lesser known Google Apps that can enhancey classroom?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brenham ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Yacht

11:00am

iPad 201: Beyond Basics to Practical Classroom Uses
This session will demonstrate two tools educators can incorporate in class tomorrow (ShowMe and InfuseLearning) and follow-up each with an "upgradeable version" (ExplainEverything, Nearpod).

1. How can I usey iPad iny classroom to engage students while teaching?
2. How can engagey studentsore in class during instructional time?
3. What tools/apps are out there that I can use tomorrow to teach iny classroom?

Software Requirements:
Showe - http://goo.gl/H20eEE

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Schooner

11:00am

Light a Spark of Technology into Your Classroom!
Participants will see Web 2.0 tools that engage students. Response software 2know, Socrative, and InfuseLearning will be demonstrated while exploring software to get students creating! Experience iPad apps: Imag-N-O-tron, Puppet Pals 2 and Aurasma.

1. What are some great Web 2.0 tools for student use to engage them inath, reading and writing?
2. What are some software resources that allow for student responses?
3. What are some proven iPad resources that encourage reading and writing skills?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
avatar for Beth Weeks

Beth Weeks

Campus Technology Integration Specialist, Sherman ISD
Sherman ISD | http://www.shermanisd.net/webpages/bweeks/ | Ambassador for Plexus #198775 | www.plexusslim.com/bweeks


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon III

11:00am

Take Curriculum to the Comics
Curriculum hasany ways to assess. Begin with vocabulary. Then develop the understanding and progress to analyzing and generalizing toaster our objectives. Learn how to use comics to develop these different stages of learning.

1. How can I developy students vocabulary?
2. How can students illustrate their understanding?
3. Can I create a book of content vocabulary for parents?

Software Requirements:
Comic Life

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Grell

Michelle Grell

Campus Instructional Facilitator, Comal ISD
I love integrating curriculum and technology with teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. When we can teach students to collaboratively create projects that applies their knowledge of objectives/concepts and then analyze and evaluate classmates projects, we are preparing them to be a successful individuals for our ever changing world.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon II

11:00am

App Smackdown!
Join Janet and Joan in this fast-paced session showcasing our favorite apps for teachers and students. Audienceembers will also have an opportunity to share their favorite apps.

1. What are some good educational apps fory students to use in the classroom?
2. Where do I find good apps for the classroom?
3. What are some good apps for teachers to use?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Ballroom B

11:00am

Going Global - Projects to Connect You to the World!
Flatten your classroom walls by participating in projects that will connect your students and promote global awareness.

1. Where can I find global projects?
2. What tools can I use to participate in global projects?
3. What are the benefits of connecting globally?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PM

Preston Morgan

Special Education, Desoto ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Ballroom A

11:00am

The New SMART Table
Come see the SMART Table’s new design, preloaded lessons, and ability to connect to the Exchange to identify additional lessons. Up to eight students can collaborate at a time with this tool for extending and enriching your teaching objectives.

1. What is a SMART table?
2. How can a SMART table be used iny classroom?
3. What curriculum/standards can be addressed with a SMART table?

Software Requirements:

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Galleon I

12:00pm

Aurasma: Connecting Digital Content with the Physical World
Think of Aurasma (free!) as QR codes on steroids! If you're ready to be the envy of your colleagues, grab your iOS or Android device and jump into augmented reality.

1. What is augmented reality and how can it be used effectively in the elementary classroom?
2. How do I create an Aura using the Aurasma app?
3. What examples using Aurasma do you have that will enhance the learning experience fory students?

Software Requirements:
Aurasma
Android: http://tinyurl.com/aurplay
IOS: http://tinyurl.com/auritune

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Dickerson

Sandy Dickerson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Pasadena ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Schooner

12:00pm

Templates: A Google Drive Treasure
Create rubrics, form letters, newsletters, lesson plans, andore to upload as templates to share with others and provide students with a starting point for digital writing.

1. How do I use a template from the Google template gallery?
2. How do I upload a Google Doc to the template gallery for others to use?
3. What are some ways to streamline your classroom paperwork load?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom B

12:00pm

Creating Innovative Biography Adventures
Bring your iPad and discover how cross curricular research projects can be facilitated using Popplet, PuppetPals2, and Aurasma in a highly engaging process resulting in dynamic biographical presentations.

1. How can I combine technology with traditional art forms?
2. What technological tools can I use to engage students in the learning process?
3. How can I guide students in preparing for visually artistic and written presentations shared with real world audiences?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
TM

Teresa McMurray

Libraryedia Specialist, Lewisville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Yacht

12:00pm

Increasing Literacy andath Skills with Technology and Workstations
Beginning with the learning standards, teachers choose theost effective tools and strategies toeet the learning needs of students in small groups and workstations.

1. How can Iost effectively use computer stations in small groups and workstations?
2. How can Iost effectively use iPads in small groups and workstations?
3. How can Iost effectively use a SMART Board in small groups and workstations?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CM

Cheryl McKnight

Coordinator Digital Learning, Birdville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galleon I

12:00pm

Lucky 13 - Web 2.0 and You!
Come learn about 13 FREE online tools and see how you can use them in your classroom with any grade level and any content area!

1. How can I incorporate web 2.0 tools intoy classroom?
2. What specific tools cany students use to publish work?
3. What free tools are available toe andy students?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brenham ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galleon II

12:00pm

Symbaloo and You! A Winning Combination!
Symbaloo is a great way of sharing websites with students and teachers. Think of Symbaloo as a visual bookmarking tool even great for pre-emergent readers, ELL students, and struggling readers alike. Come learn how to create your own Symbaloo webmixes and find great ones to copy and share with your students and staff!

1. What is Symbaloo and how do I create a webmix?
2. How can a webmix be useful to all of my students, including pre-emergent readers, ELL students, and struggling readers?
3. Where can find pre-made webmixes and make them my own to edit and add to?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Harbor

12:00pm

The Future is NOW! Coding in Grades 2-3
Don't underestimate your students' abilities. Learning to code in second and third grade can be fun for both you and the students. In the process your students will also be learning math, writing, and logical thinking. Join us to learn grade appropriate activities and lessons to use in your classroom.

1. Where can I find computer programming activities for my students?
2. What does coding look like for second and third grade students?
3. What are some typical programs that second and third graders could create?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Clipper

12:00pm

TLC (Teacher Librarian Collaboration) Needed All Year Long
This presentation shows librarians how to showcase and teach the classroom teacher one Web 2.0 tool aonth that can be used to enhance and engage instruction in the classroom.

1. How can the librarian/media specialist and classroom teacher collaborate together to improve learning on the elementary campus?
2. What are twelve great Web 2.0 tools that I can introduce to the educators ony campus to increase learning and STAAR test scores?
3. Can teacher-librarian collaboration really happen on the elementary campus?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
SR

Sabrina Ramirez

Librarianedia Specialist, Booker T. Washington Elementary School (PAISD)


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galleon III

12:00pm

Using iTunes to Support Teacher Staff Development Needs
Trying to differentiate professional development can be an overwhelming task for principals and assistant principals. Join us to learn about some great resources that you can share with your staff to help them in their growth as educators to be more effective and engaging in the classroom.

1. How can iTunes help me as a principal provide resources for my teachers?
2. How can iTunes resources be implemented and used with my teachers?
3. How do I log in and access/find relevant iTunes resources?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AC

Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom A

1:00pm

Augmented Reality (AR) Better Than Reality
What is augmented reality? Augmented realityakes something come to life! It seems likeagic. Come experience augmented reality and learn how to extend your students learning.

1. How can I use augmented reality iny classroom?
2. How easy is it fory students to learn how to do this?
3. Whatight it offer as a learning technology?

Software Requirements:
Aurasma
Aurasma Studio Account
http://a.ucs.ac.uk/auradevstudio

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom B

1:00pm

BYOD - iPad Apps That Will Actively Engage Your Students
Bring your iPhone, iPad, smartphone, or hand held device for this hands-on, engaging session that includes Web 2.0 tools and apps for creating engaging classrooms where students become active learners.

1.y district has adopted BYOD; what activities are available fory students?
2. Where would I be able to find web pages or apps to use iny classroom?
3. As a teacher, what apps can I use toake learning exciting fory students?

Software Requirements:
Chrome - web browser - www.google.com/chrome/?; Nearpod - www.nearpod.com; QR Code Scanner

Speakers
PE

Pam Evans

Consultant, Chalkable (formerly STI)
Pam is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD | implementations, mobile learning devices, and interactive whiteboard technologies. She has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technologist, and technology | director in Texas public schools. She served as Area 6 Director for the Texas Computer | Education Association for 6 years. She has presented at state and local... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom A

1:00pm

iMovie for Elementary Students
Bring your iPad with the app iMovie downloaded ($4.99) and come see how this app can push your kids into higher levels of thinking and producing in any subject.

1. What is iMovie and how does it work?
2. What are some ideas on ways to use iMovie withy students?
3. How do I sharey iMovie with others?

Software Requirements:
iMovie ($4.99) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193

Optional, but free:

Simple Transfer (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-photo-video-transfer/id420821506?mt=8

Speakers
LR

Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD
I have a passion for learning and teaching. I enjoy helping teachers in our district use technology in ways that truly promote student learning and growing. I look forward to the Tots and Technology Conference and sharing what I have learned and learning from others.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Schooner

1:00pm

Audio and Video Resources
Discover the amazing wealth of free audio and video resources for student learning. This session is great for those who are flipping their classrooms or educators who are looking for additional ways to reinforce content.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon III

1:00pm

Getting the Most of Google Forms in Your Classroom
Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Whether it is with students, parents, or other teachers, you’ll find lots of practical ways to implement forms. We’ll also share tips and tricks to look like a Google Forms guru!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harbor

1:00pm

Make it Work! Technology + PPCD = :-)
Planning with technology can sometimes be an overwhelming task. Come learn how one PPCD teacher integrated aimio, document camera, data projector, and iPads into instruction, embedding technology into her classroom successfully. App suggestions, lesson strategies and personal anecdotes will be shared during the session.

1. What are some ways I can use aimio with 3 and 4 year olds?
2. How can I set up a way for all ofy students to have access to only two iPads assigned toe?
3. What are some websites I can use withy PPCD students?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
MV

Michelle Vandewalle

PPCD Teacher, Hays CISD-Special Education Dept.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galleon II

1:00pm

The Future is NOW! Coding in Grades 4-5
Don't underestimate your students' abilities. Learning to code in fourth and fifth grade can be fun for both you and the students. In the process your students will also be learning math, writing, and logical thinking. Join us to learn grade appropriate activities and lessons to use in your classroom.

1. Where can I find computer programming activities for my students?
2. What does coding look like for fourth and fifth grade students?
3. What are some typical programs that fourth and fifth graders could create?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Clipper

1:00pm

Using iPad Apps to Create Student Portfolios
Student portfolios are a great way for students to document their mastery of skills and concepts. Come learn some easy ways that will have your students using their iPad and just a few apps to create their own portfolios. These are awesome for parent conferences and ARD meetings as well.

1. How can my students use the iPad to easily build portfolios?
2. What are some apps that can allow me and my students to do this easily?
3. What are some different ways that these could be used in my classroom?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bruce Ellis

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Spinnaker

1:00pm

Websites, Apps, Technology...OHY!!!
Blogs, linky parties, socialedia, and tech savvy programs are becoming the norm. Are you ready to see what's APP-Pin-ning? Let's blog, link up, Pin, and Drop info into this new early childhood heights.

1. What are 3 early childhood websites that can benefit the classroom and offer FREE downloads and information for the teacher?
2. How do I share websites through socialedia that haveade positive impacts in their educational field withy coworkers?
3. What is a new website, blog, or tech tool that you intend to utilize in the classroom?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
CG

Christi Gonzales

PreK Teacher, Chitimacha Tribal School / Louisiana


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Yacht

2:00pm

BYOD and 1:1 Activities That Work in Elementary School
Your school has adopted a BYOD or 1:1 program, so what activities can students engage in? These hands-on lessons can be used inultiple subjects and grade levels.

1. What activities can I implement iny classroom wheny students have different kinds of devices and operating systems?
2. How can I use devices for formative assessment?
3. Where do I locate good activities, lessons, etc. for the BYOD/1:1 classroom?

Software Requirements:
N/A

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom B

2:00pm

Oscar Winning Projects with Animoto
Using photos and video youll produce an Oscar-winning Who Am I project using a FREE Web 2.0 tool. Afterwards, embed it on your website or send a link.

1. How can I creatively introduceyself toy students and parents?
2. How can Iakey rules and procedures interesting and have them available throughout the school year?
3. What Web 2.0 tool can I use for class/student projects?

Software Requirements:
iPad: Animoto Videoaker App http://goo.gl/oGnOlf
Laptop: N/A

Speakers
avatar for Carol Mayo

Carol Mayo

Coordinator of Professional Development, Catholic Schools Office


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Schooner

2:00pm

Reduce the Paper! Create Digital Portfolios using iPads
Bring your iPad, curiosity, creativity, and discover what your students (and you) can do to document learning and reduce the amount of paper in your classroom.

1. How can I reduce the amount of paper iny classroom?
2. Which apps augment,odify, and redefiney learning environment?
3. Which platforms can be used to create digital portfolios?

Software Requirements:
tellagami, 30 hands, kidblog, pic collage, dropbox, haiku deck, etc...

Speakers
avatar for Louise Morgan

Louise Morgan

Integration Technologist, Burleson ISD
Technology Integration/Media Center at STEAM Middle School of Choice.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galleon III

2:00pm

Ten Tools for the Effective Elementary Principal
This session will provide at least ten tools for building administrators to increase productivity and facilitate their role as the instructional leader.

1. How can I beore effective iny role as an instructional leader?
2. What tools can increasey productivity?
3. How can I facilitate collaboration iny faculty and staff?

Software Requirements:
As the date approaches, all presentation relatedaterial will be located at this website: http://www.edtechokie.info/p/presentations.html

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bengs

Jason Bengs

Principal, Clinton Schools


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galleon II

2:00pm

Beyond Apps: Websites to Use with iPads
Participants will walk away with useful and powerful websites to use with iPads in all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom A

2:00pm

Creating Graded Quizzes with Google
Using Google Forms is great for quizzes but did you realize that you could have them automatically graded? Come learn how Flubaroo can help you not only grade your quizzes but give you data to help you make better decisions regarding reteaching.

Speakers
PR

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Director of PD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Clipper

2:00pm

Flipping the Classroom with iTunes
Wanting to implement the flipped classroom model in your classroom or school? Join us to learn about how you can use iTunes resources to help ensure a successful flip. Your students will be engaged and learning and youll look like a genius.

1. What is the flipped classroom model?
2. How can iTunes be used to support that model for me and my students?
3. What are some examples of ways others are flipping with iTunes?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AC

Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Spinnaker

2:00pm

Technology Integration Using the Literary Works of Dr. Seuss
Learn how we fully integrated technology in our class instruction using the literary works of Dr. Seuss, Web 2.0 tools, iPads, and Apple TVs.

1. Can I teach PowerPoint, Office and Publisher to primary/elementary and special needs students?
2. How do I integrate technology without "teaching technology?"
3. Is thereore to do with an iPad than just apps?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
avatar for Elzene Barton

Elzene Barton

Special Education Teacher, Robinson ISD
I have taught special education for 20 years. Technology is a natural fit for special education kids as they are not typically pencil and paper learners although most kids are not anymore. I am very passionate about teaching especially students with unique needs. I love finding ways to "turn the light on" for each of my students.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom A

2:00pm

Your Kids Face to Face with Experts via Google Hangouts
Enrich student learning using Google Hangouts. Show real world examples and make learning "stickier" by video chatting with experts from your classroom.

1. How do I set up a Google Hangout?
2. How do I find the experts?
3. How do I integrate Google Hangouts to transform students' learning (while covering the TEKS)?

Software Requirements:

Speakers
AP

Autumn Pulling

First Grade Teacher, Huntsville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Yacht

3:00pm

Closing Session
Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall B