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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

Signing up for a Sched Account or selecting classes DOES NOT guarantee your registration into the conference.  Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis each day of the conference. 

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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Special Education [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

Interactive Review and Assessments in the 1:1 Classroom
During this session you will learn how to create reviews for your students using Quizizz and Kahoot!. Then, we will look at how to create a Google Form to assess your students on the material that was reviewed. Through Google Forms, you can even set up the assessment to grade itself saving you time to create more engaging activities for your students. These three programs work great in conjunction with each other and allow you, as a teacher, to quickly assess what your students know and the areas that you need to continue to work on. Note: This session would be best for those teachers who are 1:1 or who have access to a Chromebook, laptop, or iPad cart.
Twitter: @Kristan_Alewine
Instagram: @kristanalewine

Speakers
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Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
MC105

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
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Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
213
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

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
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Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

8:30am

iPad Accessibility for Struggling Learners
See how the iPad can be used to support not only students in special education with accommodations and modifications, but also struggling students. Come explore the accessibility features on the iPad and learn some tips on how to utilize them in the classroom.
Twitter: @MBSpedTech

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Blackburn

Meghan Blackburn

Instructional Assistive Technology Faciliator, Lexington School District One
Meghan Blackburn is a special education teacher with more than 12 years of classroom experience. In her current role as an Instructional Assistive Technology Facilitator for Lexington School District One, Meghan believes in integrating technology into the classroom in innovative ways... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
114

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

12:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Using GCS Special Education Services Online Resources
GCS Special Education Service Providers will gain an understanding of all of the technology resources available to support Special Education Service Providers in Greenville County Schools. Topics covered will include: accessing and using the Special Education Services website and forms, accessing and using the online Special Education Local Processes and Procedures, accessing and using online Special Education Support Requests, whom to contact for additional support, using EasyIEP software to aid in caseload management, and troubleshooting tips for frequently asked questions related to technology supports and resources. Participants are asked to bring their district issued laptop

Speakers
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Laura Stanton

Other, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Ashley Vaughn

Ashley Vaughn

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
213

1:45pm

Top Ten Ways to Use Technology to Promote Reading
Join me as I share my ten favorite ways to use technology to promote reading and create life-long readers. Come explore social media tools, alternatives to book reports, virtual author visits, book trailers, and more. Both apps and web tools will be shared so any device is welcome.
Twitter: @coxtl
Instagram: @tamara_cox1

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

Librarian, Wren High School
I am a high school librarian with three years experience as an instructional technologists. I love integrating tech into my lessons and helping reluctant teachers. I have presented in many conferences across the state and have been invited to speak at out of state events.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
224

3:00pm

Top Ten Ways to Use Technology to Promote Reading
Join me as I share my ten favorite ways to use technology to promote reading and create life-long readers. Come explore social media tools, alternatives to book reports, virtual author visits, book trailers, and more. Both apps and web tools will be shared so any device is welcome.
Twitter: @coxtl
Instagram: @tamara_cox1

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Cox

Tamara Cox

Librarian, Wren High School
I am a high school librarian with three years experience as an instructional technologists. I love integrating tech into my lessons and helping reluctant teachers. I have presented in many conferences across the state and have been invited to speak at out of state events.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
224