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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

Creating an Engaging Digital Environment in the Elementary Classroom
Take a look inside a 4th grade digital classroom and experience the discoveries of learning through a fourth grader's point of view. We will look at various formative assessment tools such as Kahoot! and Quizizz, creativity tools like PowToon and Board Builder, and communication and collaboration tools such as Google Classroom. We will even go beyond the classroom with virtual reality.
Twitter: VAnderson1913@twitter
Instagram: Sparklecitydelta

Speakers
VA

Vanessa Anderson

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Elementary Math - Math Fact Fluency—The True Building Blocks for Successful Conceptual Math Understanding
Presentation Description: In this presentation, we will investigate how math facts are mastered and which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students. We will also discuss how the standards recognize the importance of fact fluency as a basis for conceptual understanding in mathematics and an overall increase in student achievement. We will then evaluate how we can solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day, 3-4 days per week allowing students to focus on higher level math concepts.

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

CANCELLED: Put the MAKE in MakerSpace
Do you see students whose creativity has been stifled due to the high academic demands in the classroom? Are you a teacher who sees the value in hands on, technological, problem solving activities? If so, then this session is for you! Come explore, learn, and see how the Maker Movement can make a difference in your schools!
Twitter: @darcygrimesNC

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

Senior STEM Innovator, NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Darcy Grimes is the Digital Lead Teacher at Hall Fletcher Elementary in the Asheville City School District. Her passions are hands-on STEM lessons, coding, robotics, design thinking, global education and connecting students with others around the world. She wants all students to... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

Teaching Kids to Code On and Offline
This session will look at a variety of learning tools that children K-5 can use on and offline to learn to build algorithms and learn to code.
Twitter: @jdaniel4smom
Instagram: jdaniel4smom

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Smith

Deirdre Smith

Other, Greenville County Schools
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. I have been a computer lab teacher at Augusta Circle for almost 4 years.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
204

9:45am

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod!
During this session, participants will learn about Nearpod basics and will even be given some time to create their own Nearpod lesson! Come and learn about this wonderful and engaging resource that helps students actively participate in their learning and allows teachers to receive LIVE feedback immediately!
Twitter: @sblakeney3

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
MC105

9:45am

Creating an Engaging Digital Environment in the Elementary Classroom
Take a look inside a 4th grade digital classroom and experience the discoveries of learning through a fourth grader's point of view. We will look at various formative assessment tools such as Kahoot! and Quizizz, creativity tools like PowToon and Board Builder, and communication and collaboration tools such as Google Classroom. We will even go beyond the classroom with virtual reality.
Twitter: VAnderson1913@twitter
Instagram: Sparklecitydelta

Speakers
VA

Vanessa Anderson

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
109

9:45am

3D Printing Projects for Elementary School
This session will share project ideas incorporating 3D printing and 3D pens in elementary classrooms and introduce participants to 3D design programs that are elementary school friendly.
Twitter: @AJWLibrary
Instagram: ajwlibrary

Speakers
avatar for Amanda LeBlanc

Amanda LeBlanc

Other, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
208

9:45am

CANCELLED: Put the MAKE in MakerSpace
Do you see students whose creativity has been stifled due to the high academic demands in the classroom? Are you a teacher who sees the value in hands on, technological, problem solving activities? If so, then this session is for you! Come explore, learn, and see how the Maker Movement can make a difference in your schools!
Twitter: @darcygrimesNC

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Grimes

Darcy Grimes

Senior STEM Innovator, NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Darcy Grimes is the Digital Lead Teacher at Hall Fletcher Elementary in the Asheville City School District. Her passions are hands-on STEM lessons, coding, robotics, design thinking, global education and connecting students with others around the world. She wants all students to... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
113

11:00am

A Wild Goosechase.com: EDU Style!
Teaching and learning is always an adventure. So why not send your students on an educational goose-chase? Join us to learn how to create a scavenger hunt using Goosechase for the classroom. A goose-chase can be set up for any content area at any grade level, and is also perfect for PD and team-building. The app is available through Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Attendees to the session will register for a Goosechase.com account, see classroom examples, participate in a goose-chase, and customize a goose-chase to immediately implement in your classroom.
Twitter: @monica_roveri
Instagram: monica_roveri

Speakers
avatar for Monica Roveri

Monica Roveri

Instructional Technology Coach, Clover 2
My name is Monica Roveri and after spending many years in the library, I am now the instructional technology coach at Oakridge Elementary in Clover, SC.I am married to Ron, who is the Director of Career & Technology in Rock Hill, SC. We have twins who are seniors at Clover High School.I... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
228

11:00am

Enhancing Your Reading Instruction with Technology
Reading instruction is not just about sounding out words on a page. Reading teachers strive to encourage a love of reading within their students. Come see how two reading interventionists have used technology to create an excitement about literature. Apps and programs that will be discussed include virtual reality, Shadow Puppets, Padlet, PicCollage, Google Apps for Education, and more!
Twitter: @jessica_preisig

Speakers
JP

Jessica Preisig

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
112

11:00am

Student Creation Tools- Bringing Work Alive
In this interactive class, teachers will begin to understand the process for selecting an app or program, teaching processes to students, and sharing final products. At the end of this presentation, the attendees will know how to take traditional student work, add digital components, and have a completed project to share their students’ learning cross the curriculum. Attendees will see 16 different app or program and learn how to use the apps. Attendees will see student examples from the presenter’s classroom and work together to find out how they can integrate these tools in the classroom. Participants will then play Tech Tools Bingo and create their own projects. Apps and programs will be both iOs, Chromebook, and online tools.
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: @pencehvable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
206

11:00am

The Art of App-Smashing
In this session, you will discover how students can take app-smashing, the combining of apps to create innovative student projects, to the next level. By loading apps such as Google Earth, Pic Collage, Tellagami, Doodlebuddy, YAKit Kids, iMovie, Sketchbook Express, Number Pieces, Popplet, Padlet, and Chatterpix Kids on an iPad, students and teachers alike can get creative! Projects presented will be those that students K5 through 5th grade have actually completed in my technology lab. Bring your iPad so you can complete a project, too. Come and see what you can do to engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects, with... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Tech for the Technology Challenged
Are your teachers unmotivated to try new technology in their classrooms? Are devices collecting dust in the back of the classroom? This session will show technology leaders how to motivate teachers and students to use technology in the classrooms. In this session you will learn how to create technology challenges for your teachers/students, solicit donations from business partners, track the challenges, and create badges for displaying. Pam Inabinett has been doing technology challenges for the last two years with her staff and the motivation for using technology has increased so much!
Twitter: @pNabbie
Instagram: pinabinett

Speakers
avatar for Pam Inabinett

Pam Inabinett

Instructional support, Dorchester 2
Pam Inabinett has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is a Discovery Education Network Star and considers it to be her best PLN. She is a Symbaloo Certified Educator and a Certified BrainPOP Educator. She loves to take part in Twitter chats, work with her... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
104

11:00am

Promoting School Vision Through Technology
Teacher leaders, instructional support and administrators will gain knowledge about promoting a clear and concise school vision through the use of technology and social media.
Twitter: @IC_at_AJ

Speakers
avatar for Hamilton Parks

Hamilton Parks

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
105

12:15pm

Seesaw: Connecting Students Near and Far
This session will show teachers how to use Seesaw across all grade levels and curriculum. We will discuss how to connect students to others down the hall in the same building and also across the world. Participants will learn how to use Seesaw in all subject areas and even listen to students describe their own experiences with Seesaw.
Twitter: @MrsStorytime

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Story

Shannon Story

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:15pm

Content Creation Apps in the Early Childhood Classroom
Come learn about several great, developmentally appropriate apps for iPads that easily allow our youngest learners to produce work and show what they know. These are great apps for assessment! Apps include Pic Collage, Shadow Puppet, and Chatterpix, to name a few. Bring an iPad for interactive fun as we play around with these apps. You'll leave with plenty of ideas for using them with your students in the K-2 classroom!!
Twitter: @KinderKeri
Instagram: KinderKeri

Speakers
avatar for Keri Lewis

Keri Lewis

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years and I am a HUGE technology nerd. I earned my Google Educator Level 1 last summer and am an adjunct technology trainer for the school district. I teach early childhood educators best practices for using technology with K-2 students... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

The Art of App-Smashing
In this session, you will discover how students can take app-smashing, the combining of apps to create innovative student projects, to the next level. By loading apps such as Google Earth, Pic Collage, Tellagami, Doodlebuddy, YAKit Kids, iMovie, Sketchbook Express, Number Pieces, Popplet, Padlet, and Chatterpix Kids on an iPad, students and teachers alike can get creative! Projects presented will be those that students K5 through 5th grade have actually completed in my technology lab. Bring your iPad so you can complete a project, too. Come and see what you can do to engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects, with... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
207

12:15pm

Touches of Tech: Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Technology
Do you struggle integrating technology into your literacy block? Would you like to be able to integrate literacy more into other subject areas? Would you like to take what you learn from a session and apply it almost immediately? If so, then this session is for you! For an hour we will focus on how to use a variety of tools and apps to help enhance literacy instruction within the classroom. We will look at several projects completed within a second grade classroom that fuse literacy skills with technology across several subject areas. Those attending will expect to see projects done within a typical classroom setting using a variety of technology tools and apps such as Pixie, Chatterpix, and MoveNote. Bring your device and play along!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
233

12:15pm

Google Classroom for Early Childhood
Discover how to use Google Classroom effectively in the Early Childhood classroom. Learn how to teach your students to access Google Classroom, complete assignments, and turn in assignments. Learn how to create effective assignments for grades K-2 and how you can use these assignments to see what the students know. Trust me, even kindergartners can be taught to do this successfully!

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Meadors

Katherine Meadors

Kindergarten Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have a 4 year old daughter who attends Montessori School in Mauldin. I am getting married to the love of my life just four days after my presentation, on July 15. I love going to the beach and lake. I love spending time with my family. I am currently beginning my third year... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
111

12:15pm

Incorporating Breakout Edu in the Classroom
Welcome to Breakout EDU, an immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. Each Breakout EDU starter kit can be used to play hundreds of games. Come and learn how to BREAKOUT of the traditional classroom!
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @longc2013

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and finally... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

PBL Ideas for Grades 3-5
Do you want to learn more about PBL and gain ideas for possible standards-based projects to use with iPads or Chromebooks? In this session, two teachers from Monarch Elementary will share how their students use iPads and Chromebooks for learning through PBL. They will provide several project ideas for grades 3-5 as well as valuable website tools and support for PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
KD

Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209

12:30pm

Implementing Technology in a Primary PBL Classroom
This presentation will showcase ways to organize and manage technology in a primary classroom (K-2) in which students can independently access websites and apps in a project-based setting. From creating a public product to researching in a small group, these tried and true methods are sure to work in any classroom with limited access or 1:1 devices. Participants will use a variety of online tools as well as have access to favorite websites used on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach in a first grade classroom at a project-based school recently named Palmetto's Finest. My favorites/hobbies include: reading, coffee, dogs, nature, and cooking. I love using technology to simplify because I'm secretly a pack-rat (an organized one!), so the less paper around... Read More →
avatar for Brittany  Willis

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

1:45pm

Virtual Reality for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Do you want your children to venture into the rainforest, swim with the dolphins, or slide with penguins in the Arctic? Do you struggle with engaging students in writing, science, or social studies? In this session, we will discuss different ways to integrate Virtual Reality, or 360 degrees of real-world video, into a wide variety of lessons. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience VR using Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, and other web tools.

Speakers
KD

Kristen Devlin

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

In Class 'Flip' in the Elementary Classroom
Teachers in this session will learn tips for how to begin "flipping" lessons in the elementary classroom. We will cover organization tips, classroom management strategies, and easy starting points for flipping lessons.
Twitter: @mcamps311
Instagram: mcamps311

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Campbell

Melissa Campbell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 5th grade at Bell's Crossing and love learning new things. My current focus is on flipping content-lecture-lessons and making my classroom more student centered and focused. I'm looking forward to sharing information with, and learning from you!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

Docs, Slides, and Classroom...Oh My!
In this session, I will share how I have used Google apps such as Docs, Slides, and Classroom during Social Studies and Writing Workshop!
Twitter: @sblakeney3

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

3:00pm

Turn Your Kids Into Math Prodigies: Prodigy Math Game
Prodigy is a free, Common Core-based math game in which students enter a magical, online world. They use their self-created avatar to move throughout different worlds to interact with and battle other players, much like World of Warcraft. During each battle, students complete math problems that stem from the Common Core math standard the teacher has assigned. Teachers are able to assign any Common Core standard from the grade level they choose. As students complete their assignments, the teacher is able to track their data on each topic.​​ When students have completed all assigned problems, they return to their individual leveled practice.
Twitter: @CGraceSav

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Savini

Caroline Savini

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to be a part of UTC this year! Currently, I am teaching in a 5th grade classroom at Grove Elementary in Piedmont, SC. I and working on a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Furman University. In my classroom... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
208

3:00pm

Teaming Up with Seesaw to Support K-5 Learners
Are you ready to find out how Seesaw can support engaged, independent learners in the early childhood and elementary classroom? You will see many classroom examples of how kindergarten and fourth grade students use Seesaw on a daily basis. We will share how Seesaw can be used to support literacy stations, organize student work, provide assessment, and create a collaborative platform for students, parents, and all staff members. We will share how students create a digital portfolio of their learning, including work from other apps such as Book Creator, Puppet Pals, Buncee, Trading Cards, and Pic Collage. Team up with us as we celebrate how Seesaw encourages students to take ownership over their learning! (Note: Please bring a device.)
Twitter: @ITeachK5; @ksandersHMES

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Sarah McKinney is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson School District One. She serves three elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Seesaw Ambassador. Prior to being an Instructional Technologist, she taught K4 and K5 for... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Sanders

Kathryn Sanders

Elementary Teacher, Anderson 1
I am a 4th grade teacher in the Anderson One School District. I love to encourage creativity in the classroom. We use our one to one devices to explore our creativity. I enjoy sharing with others what I have learned and continue to learn with using technology.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
220

3:00pm

Tools to Techify Your Classroom
This session will discuss getting your classroom to stand out with technology tools. Find great tools that can be used on day 1 of the school year. Come check out apps, websites, Breakout activities and so much more!
Twitter: @Pmitche1023

Speakers
PM

Paige Mitchell

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson 5


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
211

3:00pm

5 Must Have Sites for the Elementary Classroom
Are you overwhelmed with technology and don't know where to start? Here's where you want to be. We'll start with 5 websites every elementary classroom should use. In this session I'll show you the basics of using Remind, Go Noodle, Epic Books, Seesaw & Twitter.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3



Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216

3:00pm

Stop Boredom from Building with DE Board Builder
Tired of boring, teacher-directed science and social studies lessons? In this session, you will discover how to use the Discovery Education Board Builder tool to create active and engaging lessons to share with your students. Also, you will learn how your students can create their own boards for authentic, interactive assessments. Participants will walk away with several links to boards that reflect standards from the 3rd-5th grade curriculum. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to create their own DE Board to use in their classroom. Target Audience: 3rd-5th grade teachers and support staff Technology Level: Beginning to Intermediate Recommended that teachers bring their own laptop or devices and Discovery Education logins
Twitter: @twitter.com/mopowell333
Instagram: mopowell333

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

In Class 'Flip' in the Elementary Classroom
Teachers in this session will learn tips for how to begin "flipping" lessons in the elementary classroom. We will cover organization tips, classroom management strategies, and easy starting points for flipping lessons.
Twitter: @mcamps311
Instagram: mcamps311

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Campbell

Melissa Campbell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 5th grade at Bell's Crossing and love learning new things. My current focus is on flipping content-lecture-lessons and making my classroom more student centered and focused. I'm looking forward to sharing information with, and learning from you!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

CANCELLED: iPads and Google Classroom
iPads, along with Google Classroom, can help with effectively managing classrooms, regardless of student age. Come to see how Google Classroom can transform your classroom. We will be taking a look at how to integrate iPads and Google Classroom within everyday use, such as morning work, reading groups, informal assessments, student projects and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Roberts

Abby Roberts

Elementary School Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219

3:00pm

Science Instruction, Only Different
Get your students organized with Popplet, talking with Chatterpix Kids, and publishing with Book Creator! In this presentation, you will learn ways to incorporate technology using these apps to make your science lessons rock. Please download these apps and bring your iPad so that you can follow along.
Twitter: @Kym_Mill3r
Instagram: kymill3r

Speakers
avatar for Kymberli Miller

Kymberli Miller

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

Jump-Starting Research Projects Using Technology
Do you want to learn how to integrate technology to help take students' projects to the next level? Learn the practical application of several online tools that fourth grade teachers have used in integrated research projects. Leave this session with simple ways to enhance your ELA, Science, and Social Studies integrated curriculum.
Twitter: @megan_griese

Speakers
MG

Megan Griese

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
213

8:30am

Tiny Techy Top 3
Have you ever wondered how to encourage your young students to utilize their creativity and summarize what they are learning in the classroom? In this class, attendees will be introduced to three applications that can help children engage in the learning process and be creative at the same time. Attendees will be introduced to the applications and will have an opportunity to create a project during the class. If you are ready to get your creative juices flowing, come on in and learn how to become a tiny techy! Don't forget to bring your iPad to participate in the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Candler

Kelley Candler

Kindergarten teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am so excited to share some of my favorite applications and ideas with the attendees of UTC 2017! I love the lake, serving at my church and teaching my kindergartners all about fun iPad applications and allowing them to showcase their creativity. This session will require some... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Is that really TRUE? -- Dispelling Science Misconceptions with Simulations!
Why is it hotter in the summer? Which falls faster- a golf ball or ping pong ball? What results in more more energy—more weight on a sled or starting the sled higher on a hill? Many of us have incorrect assumptions about science concepts. Join us for a fun and informative session on how simulations help dispel many common misconceptions!

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
118

9:45am

Total Solar Eclipse 2017. Will you be in the shadow?
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. South Carolina will be the final state in the path across the U.S. Join us to find out the what, when, where, how and why using online interactive eclipse simulations and hands-on fun! We'll use science, literacy, and safety discussions to help support understanding and investigate the differences between a lunar and a solar eclipse, a total and a partial eclipse, and a penumbra and an umbra. All participants will receive access to Gizmos online simulations and a pair of solar glasses!

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
118

11:00am

Connect with Tech
So your school is using more technology…now what? In this session, the focus will be on technology-based activities centered on the science curriculum of grades 5K-5th. Bring your iPad and laptop so you can practice as you go. By using websites and apps such as Screencastify, Edpuzzle, Checkthis, Google Slides, Seesaw, Discovery VR, and Padlet, you will experience ways to both engage and maximize student learning!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Whalen

Beth Whalen

Elementary Technology Lab teacher, Greenville County Schools
It is my privilege to currently serve 40+ teachers and over 700 students at East North Street Academy. To say that I love my job is an understatement! On any given day, one can find me among kindergartners helping them to research, with fifth graders, conducting iMovie projects, with... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
207

11:00am

Taking Google Expeditions in the Classroom
In the classroom, teachers are many times teaching content that reaches far beyond the walls of their school. This often makes it difficult to engage students in content that is important for them to comprehend but impossible to experience. Sure, we would all love to take our students on field trips and let them scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or experience a historical place like Pearl Harbor, but that is just not feasible. However, Google Expeditions, along with Google Cardboard, allows us to take virtual reality field trips to places all over the world and never leave the classroom.
Twitter: @billyvoltaire18

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Upton

Jeff Upton

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
224

11:00am

Creation Apps in the Elementary Classroom
Come explore innovative creation apps that can be used to show student learning! The apps provided will allow choices for students to create in the classroom. Examples of uses in the K-5 classroom will be given. These apps will enhance learning and differentiation opportunities for learners. Leave with new tools to use tomorrow!
Twitter: @2ndtechteach

Speakers
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Hanna Hanlin Teal

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Moviemaking and Photography in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, the presenter will share simple technology tools that teachers in Prek-5th grade can use to take traditional student work and make them come alive by adding a technology component. These tools are free or cheap, easy, and make it look like you spent lots of time - when really it is 3 minutes! Attendees will learn 5 tech tools, get sample assignments, see how these tools work, and use the apps and programs from start to publish. Apps and programs we will use to make student work shine are: Chatterkids MySimpleShow AdobeSpark PicCollage Tellagami We will explore the following programs for compiling and sharing student work: Perfect Video Padlet Twitter
Twitter: @penchevable
Instagram: penchevable

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
201

12:15pm

Introduction to Seesaw
Are you interested in using Seesaw, a digital portfolio for students, but you aren't sure where to begin? Learn the "ins and outs" of Seesaw from an avid user! Participants need to bring an iPad or laptop to this session.
Twitter: @classrmsnapshot
Instagram: @longc2013

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

4th Grade Teacher, School District of Pickens County
17/18 SCE TOYSeesaw AmbassadorRemind Connected Educator,Digital Learning CorpsEpic Master TeacherFlipgrid AmbassadorTwitter: @classrmsnapshotInstagram: @classroomsnapshots


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
227

12:15pm

Content Creation Apps in the Early Childhood Classroom
Come learn about several great, developmentally appropriate apps for iPads that easily allow our youngest learners to produce work and show what they know. These are great apps for assessment! Apps include Pic Collage, Shadow Puppet, and Chatterpix, to name a few. Bring an iPad for interactive fun as we play around with these apps. You'll leave with plenty of ideas for using them with your students in the K-2 classroom!!
Twitter: @KinderKeri
Instagram: KinderKeri

Speakers
avatar for Keri Lewis

Keri Lewis

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years and I am a HUGE technology nerd. I earned my Google Educator Level 1 last summer and am an adjunct technology trainer for the school district. I teach early childhood educators best practices for using technology with K-2 students... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
226

12:15pm

Touches of Tech: Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Technology
Do you struggle integrating technology into your literacy block? Would you like to be able to integrate literacy more into other subject areas? Would you like to take what you learn from a session and apply it almost immediately? If so, then this session is for you! For an hour we will focus on how to use a variety of tools and apps to help enhance literacy instruction within the classroom. We will look at several projects completed within a second grade classroom that fuse literacy skills with technology across several subject areas. Those attending will expect to see projects done within a typical classroom setting using a variety of technology tools and apps such as Pixie, Chatterpix, and MoveNote. Bring your device and play along!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Frichtl

Anne Frichtl

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
233

12:15pm

The Ultimate Elementary School Project: Web Design Coding
What is the ultimate presentation project an elementary student can accomplish? It is coding a web page using the foundation web page coding language of HTML. Have your students "show what they know" with a project platform that computer programmers get paid to do in the business world. The level of learning that elementary students (grades 3 to 5) need for basic web pages is engaging, yet easy to grasp. What level of coding will you need to attend this presentation? Beginner will most certainly do! Attendees will be given resources to help them quickly be able to incorporate web coding in their classroom as well as real-world examples to see what our elementary kids can really accomplish!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Childers

Todd Childers

Other, Greenville County Schools
Hello to all! I am originally from Greenville, and after having been away for 42 years, I decided to move back. You know, circle of life thing. Anyways, I am glad to be back. Along my journey, I served in the Air Force, spent 10 great years in the computer industry, and finally... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
229

12:30pm

PBL Ideas for Grades 3-5
Do you want to learn more about PBL and gain ideas for possible standards-based projects to use with iPads or Chromebooks? In this session, two teachers from Monarch Elementary will share how their students use iPads and Chromebooks for learning through PBL. They will provide several project ideas for grades 3-5 as well as valuable website tools and support for PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Drennon

Katie Drennon

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

Implementing Technology in a Primary PBL Classroom
This presentation will showcase ways to organize and manage technology in a primary classroom (K-2) in which students can independently access websites and apps in a project-based setting. From creating a public product to researching in a small group, these tried and true methods are sure to work in any classroom with limited access or 1:1 devices. Participants will use a variety of online tools as well as have access to favorite websites used on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach in a first grade classroom at a project-based school recently named Palmetto's Finest. My favorites/hobbies include: reading, coffee, dogs, nature, and cooking. I love using technology to simplify because I'm secretly a pack-rat (an organized one!), so the less paper around... Read More →
avatar for Brittany  Willis

Brittany Willis

Kindergarten Teacher
I am an Early Childhood Teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach and motivate my students!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Writing Projects with Google Slides for Google-Friendly Elementary/Middle Teachers
Bring your Chromebook/laptop and your Google Drive account and experience the same pleasures of feedback and collaboration that your students will when you assign Google Slides projects like these. You will increase energy and engagement in the classroom, allow students to combine creativity and research, and use the comments feature to enhance your personal connection with your students. Walk away with not only a new approach but also specific project ideas for your content area.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hull

Jennifer Hull

Middle school Creative Writing and Accelerated Math teacher, Greenville County Schools
Creative Writing ideas and Math classroom ideas for accelerated students How to fill 80-minute blocks...


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

Tech-Infused Guided Reading & Math Station Ideas
Need some ideas on how to meet standards and incorporate technology, all while you're meeting with small groups? With the way we teach reading and math changing, teachers need a new "toolbox" of technology options. We'll present you with many different apps and websites that can help you meet demanding standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Elementary school teacher, Anderson 1
I am a National Board Certified teacher who loves teaching 5th grade. I have two young children and enjoy camping, reading, and spending time with my family. I am currently getting my Masters in Administration and Supervision from Anderson University.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
112

1:45pm

A Smashing Good Time (app smashing in primary grades)
Are you looking for fun ways to app smash in the primary grades? In this session, we will share ideas and personal experiences from a kindergarten class for app smashing using several different tools (SeeSaw, Chatterpix, Aurasma, and more). Teachers will have the opportunity to create a potential lesson/project using these apps and will leave with various ideas they can integrate into classrooms with devices.
Twitter: @mrsdrewscrew

Speakers
avatar for Erica Drew

Erica Drew

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! This is my thirteenth year teaching! I currently teach Kindergarten and it has my heart. I have also taught both 1st and 2nd grade. I love learning about new ways to integrate technology into my class and I'm not afraid to try new things with my little ones. We are 1:1 at my school... Read More →
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
209

1:45pm

CANCELLED: Digital Storytelling with iPads
This session will introduce free, educational, creation apps on the iPad for students to use to share their learning and stories, such as Shadow Puppet, Draw and Tell, Princess Fairy Tale Maker, Superhero Comic Maker, Sock Puppets, ChatterPix Kids, and iMovie. Attendees will get to see student work samples and explore several easy and fun options to encourage creative expression. You will also see from a Seesaw Ambassador how these apps can be app smashed with Seesaw to enhance the authentic audience.
Twitter: @DalilaMcCrum

Speakers
avatar for Dalila  McCrum

Dalila McCrum

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
My career passions are teaching and technology! I've been teaching in Greenville County since 2007. As much as I can, I get the students engaged in the learning process through active involvement using technology. My technology roots started deep when my grandfather started a computer... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
213

1:45pm

Going Global in the Elementary Classroom
Close the textbooks and throw away those worksheets. By collaborating globally you'll give your students an authentic and exciting way to learn. We'll look at some of the best global projects designed for the elementary classroom. These projects are geared for students in K-5 - 5th and teachers may choose the level of participation they prefer. Come discover how you can be a part of World Read Aloud Day, exchange Virtual Valentines, collect weather data for Same Day in March, & increase your students math skills with Globlal Math Task.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3
Instagram: ruth_howell

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

3:00pm

CANCELLED: Science and Social Studies Stations
In this session, we will see how science and social studies lessons can be organized and taught through small group stations using iPads and/or Chromebooks. Some ideas of flipped learning and digital portfolios with Seesaw will also be shared by a Seesaw Ambassador. Be prepared with a unit of study in mind to start creating a platform to present content to the students using videos and interactive websites.
Twitter: @DalilaMcCrum

Speakers
avatar for Dalila  McCrum

Dalila McCrum

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools
My career passions are teaching and technology! I've been teaching in Greenville County since 2007. As much as I can, I get the students engaged in the learning process through active involvement using technology. My technology roots started deep when my grandfather started a computer... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
213

3:00pm

Stop Boredom from Building with DE Board Builder
Tired of boring, teacher-directed science and social studies lessons? In this session, you will discover how to use the Discovery Education Board Builder tool to create active and engaging lessons to share with your students. Also, you will learn how your students can create their own boards for authentic, interactive assessments. Participants will walk away with several links to boards that reflect standards from the 3rd-5th grade curriculum. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to create their own DE Board to use in their classroom. Target Audience: 3rd-5th grade teachers and support staff Technology Level: Beginning to Intermediate Recommended that teachers bring their own laptop or devices and Discovery Education logins
Twitter: @twitter.com/mopowell333
Instagram: mopowell333

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
2018/2019 marks my 21st year of teaching and my second year teaching 3rd grade at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Stone has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and delve deeper into my creative side. I love integrating both the arts and technology into my classroom... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

Build engaging lessons using Pear Deck
Pear Deck brings the classroom presentation into the 21st century with student engagement through multiple choice-style questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more.

Pear Deck allows students to be engaged during your presentation. You can even import your old PowerPoints, Google Slides, and PDFs to turn them into powerful interactive Pear Decks right from your Google Drive. Students can connect to Pear Deck using their Google Education account from any device. See how this tool is transforming classrooms and education! Bring your own device to connect to Pear Deck and see how it works!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219

3:00pm

Going Global in the Elementary Classroom
Close the textbooks and throw away those worksheets. By collaborating globally you'll give your students an authentic and exciting way to learn. We'll look at some of the best global projects designed for the elementary classroom. These projects are geared for students in K-5 - 5th and teachers may choose the level of participation they prefer. Come discover how you can be a part of World Read Aloud Day, exchange Virtual Valentines, collect weather data for Same Day in March, & increase your students math skills with Globlal Math Task.
Twitter: @RuthHowell3
Instagram: ruth_howell

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

3rd Grade Teacher, Spartanburg 5
Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, Certified Microsoft Educator, 2016 SC STAR Teacher, Flipgrid Certified, Seesaw Ambassador, 3rd-5th National Splash Math Winner.Follow me on Twitter @RuthHowell3


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216