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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

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PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:

Wednesday
8:30 - The New Wave of Assessing Students
8:30 - Create your PLN with Twitter
11:00 - Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
12:15 - How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
12:30 - Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
1:45 - Digital Storytelling with iPads
1:45 - Wizer: Using Blended Worksheets in a 1:1 Classroom
3:00 - Science and Social Studies Stations
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Tuesday, July 11 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Blogs & Social Media for Teachers

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Reach and engage more students and more parents through the effective use of blogs and social media. In this session you will learn how to develop a simple and effective system for using blogs and social media that won’t require you to dedicate hours of your week to yet another task to your calendar. You’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of blogs and social media. This session is based on more than ten years of successfully using blogs and social media in academic and professional settings.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
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Richard Byrne

Featured Speaker, Maine
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. 2012 saw Richard receive a Merlot Classics award from... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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