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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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**Featured Speaker** [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

#FormativeTech: Using Technology Tools to Check for Understanding
Technology tools can help teachers check for understanding in an efficient and timely manner. Learn how you can embed formative assessment tools in your instruction and quickly analyze data. This hands-on session is perfect for teachers with any device who want to understand how to use technology during their reading instruction. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares tips and strategies from her new book #FormativeTech.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


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

8:30am

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers
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
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


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

9:45am

#FormativeTech: Using Technology Tools to Check for Understanding
Technology tools can help teachers check for understanding in an efficient and timely manner. Learn how you can embed formative assessment tools in your instruction and quickly analyze data. This hands-on session is perfect for teachers with any device who want to understand how to use technology during their reading instruction. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares tips and strategies from her new book #FormativeTech.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


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

9:45am

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers
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
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

11:00am

#ScannableTech: Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality with the ACES Framework
Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom to learn how scannable technology can energize English Language Arts instruction. You will see Monica's ACES Framework in action and explore how Augmented Reality can transform teaching and learning. This technology is perfect for classrooms with just a few devices or a mix of devices.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


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

11:00am

Search Strategies Students Need to Know
Have you ever had a student say to you, “Google has nothing on this?” Or have you recently had a student fall for one of the many fake news stories circulating on social media? If so, this session is for you. And if you just need some new ideas on how to teach search strategies, this session is also for you. In Search Strategies Students Need to Know you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

12:10pm

Selfies with Monica Burns!
Join Monica at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:10pm

Selfies with Richard Byrne!
Join Richard at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:45pm

#ScannableTech: Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality with the ACES Framework
Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom to learn how scannable technology can energize English Language Arts instruction. You will see Monica's ACES Framework in action and explore how Augmented Reality can transform teaching and learning. This technology is perfect for classrooms with just a few devices or a mix of devices.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


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

1:45pm

Search Strategies Students Need to Know
Have you ever had a student say to you, “Google has nothing on this?” Or have you recently had a student fall for one of the many fake news stories circulating on social media? If so, this session is for you. And if you just need some new ideas on how to teach search strategies, this session is also for you. In Search Strategies Students Need to Know you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

15 Technology Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this fast-paced session, you will see 15 favorite technology tools for the English Language classroom in action. These tools are perfect for K-12 teachers and totally customizable for your learning goals. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorites tools for Chromebooks, iPads and any device you have.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

8:30am

Leading Students In a Google World
From phones to tablets to televisions today’s students are more connected to the world than ever before. With a few keystrokes and a click students can discover new information and challenge more old information. What does this mean for our roles as teachers? And how do we lead students to become conscientious consumers and producers of information? In this keynote Richard Byrne will offer some answers to those questions and challenge you to find new ways of leading students in a hyperconnected world.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


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

9:45am

15 Technology Tools for the ELA Classroom
In this fast-paced session, you will see 15 favorite technology tools for the English Language classroom in action. These tools are perfect for K-12 teachers and totally customizable for your learning goals. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorites tools for Chromebooks, iPads and any device you have.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

9:45am

Leading Students In a Google World
From phones to tablets to televisions today’s students are more connected to the world than ever before. With a few keystrokes and a click students can discover new information and challenge more old information. What does this mean for our roles as teachers? And how do we lead students to become conscientious consumers and producers of information? In this keynote Richard Byrne will offer some answers to those questions and challenge you to find new ways of leading students in a hyperconnected world.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


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

11:00am

Digital Storytelling 101: Student Creations In Every Subject Area
Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns for an overview of the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. This session will introduce Spark Video movie-making tool, Spark Page website builder tool, and Spark Post image creator tool.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

11:00am

Fast & Fun Formative Assessments
As good teachers know, gauging your students’ understanding of the topics you teach is a process that involves discussion, a bit of intuition, and some formative assessment activities. In this session you will learn how to use free tech tools to create and conduct fun, engaging, and informative formative assessments. Whether you teach elementary school, middle school, or high school, you will come away from this session with fun formative assessment activities that you can do tomorrow. Fun Formative Assessments addresses the needs of teachers who don’t have computers or tablets for every student. And teachers who do have laptops, Chromebooks, or tablets for every student will learn some new ways to have students use those too.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


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

12:10pm

Selfies with Richard Byrne!
Join Richard at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:10pm

Selfies with Monica Burns!
Join Monica at Selfie Booth #1 for a photo op!  Don't forget to post to twitter or instagram!  #2017utc

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Selfie Booth #1

1:45pm

Digital Storytelling 101: Student Creations In Every Subject Area
Students of all ages have a story to tell! From personal narratives in the English Language Arts classrooms to the steps of an experiment in a Science classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns for an overview of the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. This session will introduce Spark Video movie-making tool, Spark Page website builder tool, and Spark Post image creator tool.
Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

Fast & Fun Formative Assessments
As good teachers know, gauging your students’ understanding of the topics you teach is a process that involves discussion, a bit of intuition, and some formative assessment activities. In this session you will learn how to use free tech tools to create and conduct fun, engaging, and informative formative assessments. Whether you teach elementary school, middle school, or high school, you will come away from this session with fun formative assessment activities that you can do tomorrow. Fun Formative Assessments addresses the needs of teachers who don’t have computers or tablets for every student. And teachers who do have laptops, Chromebooks, or tablets for every student will learn some new ways to have students use those too.
Twitter: @rmbyrne

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers


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