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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

The Paperless Classroom (Well, As Paperless As Possible!)
Does your desk get absolutely covered in paper? If the answer is yes, this session is for you! Sometimes it seems all we do is shuffle paper to the students, then back to us, and then back to the students. Let's put those in class devices to work! This session uses Google and various applications to help us work smarter - not harder! Session will cover basic solutions to help clear that cluttered desk. Letting go of paper is completely dependent on your comfort level. Take ideas from this session and make them work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Spivey

Charlotte Spivey

Middle School Teacher, Anderson One
I am not a technology guru - rather a person who is open to the experience of technology. If it makes my life easier, I am willing to try it! The paperless classroom has been my focus the past two years. I am working toward bringing less and less paper home to grade as well as clearing... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Presentations Beyond PowerPoint
Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations? Time to change it up and learn a new presentation tool! While there's nothing inherently wrong with PowerPoint, variety is the spice of life and there are loads of other presentation tools out there that offer different options. This session will focus on introducing attendees to cloud-based tools, with time to play with each one. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet for the best experience.
Twitter: @MmeBurgess

Speakers
AB

Angela Burgess

District ITS for Middle & High Schools, Forsyth County Schools, GA
I am a former high school French teacher (14 years) who also spent time as an English Lit teacher. Now, I am the District ITS for Middle and High Schools in Forsyth County Schools, GA. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2 who is passionate about learning new ways to accomplish... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
205

8:30am

Cool Tools for Accommodating all Learners In the Classroom
Are you a general education or special education teacher who struggles with finding an easier approach to accommodating students with special needs and ESOL students? Would you like to discover new technology tools to assist you in this area? This session will show you several different technology tools to use in the classroom to accommodate students with special needs and ESOL students. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice with these tools during the session. Participants will learn how to use tools such as TTS Reader, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, and Google Translate.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
208

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

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

ClassFlow!
I love Classflow because it allows student accountability, engagement, and interaction. ClassFlow is an interactive lesson delivery system that increases the depth of student and teacher engagement by providing the collaborative use of classroom devices, digital curriculum and assessments for learning.

Speakers
BR

B Robinson

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
213

9:45am

The Paperless Classroom (Well, As Paperless As Possible!)
Does your desk get absolutely covered in paper? If the answer is yes, this session is for you! Sometimes it seems all we do is shuffle paper to the students, then back to us, and then back to the students. Let's put those in class devices to work! This session uses Google and various applications to help us work smarter - not harder! Session will cover basic solutions to help clear that cluttered desk. Letting go of paper is completely dependent on your comfort level. Take ideas from this session and make them work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Spivey

Charlotte Spivey

Middle School Teacher, Anderson One
I am not a technology guru - rather a person who is open to the experience of technology. If it makes my life easier, I am willing to try it! The paperless classroom has been my focus the past two years. I am working toward bringing less and less paper home to grade as well as clearing... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
117

9:45am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Differentiate
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and differentiate your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are EdPuzzle, GoFormative, Slides Carnival, and Storyboard That.
Twitter: @amorrison_teach

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
218

9:45am

So You're 1-to-1: Now What?
How can school leaders facilitate effective use of technology throughout the school? Explore ways to support teachers of all subjects in extending classroom learning with technology; save time by integrating technology into school structures; build a culture of collaboration and creativity through technology. Be sure to bring your own device.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
105

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

Gamify Your Classroom
Formative assessment can sometimes be tedious. Mini-Quizzes, Spot Checks and tests can give you a good picture, but how can you assess and engage at the same time? In 45 minutes you will learn how game-play can be used as a powerful formative tool in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom(s). You will: 1. Learn how to structure a 45-50 minute period with assessment-based game play. 2 Learn how to set up a class management system where students respect and even look-forward to assessment based play. 3. Learn how to quantify your assessment data to make smart, student centered instructional decisions. 4. Download a plethora of games and assessments that you can use in your classroom (Device Agnostic).
Twitter: @joel_colon
Instagram: lukechewbacca

Speakers
avatar for Adam Babcock

Adam Babcock

School Technology Coordinator, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg District Seven
A Technology Integration Specialist in South Carolina and former high school teacher, Adam is an Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator (yeah, you can be both!) and one of one-hundred 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators.
avatar for Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Technology Integration Specialists, Spartanburg School District 7
Joel Colón is a Technology Integration Specialist at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg School District # 7. In his 16 year career as a teacher, he has taught ESOL, ELA, Social Studies, Media Literacy and Science. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
107

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

Assessment Tools on the Web
Explore free webtools that teachers can use for both formal and informal assessment. Some tools covered: Plickers, Kahoot, Quizizz and more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

Digital Storytelling on ANY device with Sway
Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they've learned. Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves...digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!
Twitter: @jclarksc1999

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Clark

Joanne Clark

Instructional Technology Coach, Rock Hill Schools
BS MathematicsMasters in Secondary EducationMasters in AdministrationHigh School mathematics teacher for 20 yearsNBCT AYA MathematicsChester County Teacher of the Year 2010Instructional Technology Specialist for Rock Hill SchoolsLearning Specialist for NCCE: Northwest Council for... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
208

11:00am

Using Music to Improve Literacy in All Content Areas
Do you struggle with getting students to read and write? Do you want to engage students in write-to-learn activities across all content areas? This session offers resources and pre-planned lessons that use music in reading and writing. Teachers will be exploring digital technologies like Booktrack Classroom and Flocabulary Writing Lab to plan engaging, unique learning experiences. Your students will be motivated to revise and edit their texts like never before! Bring your device to engage in the lesson; You won't want to miss out!
Twitter: @Ms_Pursley

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Pursley

Ashley Pursley

Middle school teacher, Berkeley County
I teach ELA and English I courses to 8th graders in Goose Creek, SC. My top priority as a teacher is student, parent, staff, and community relationships because teaching is NOT a one-man-show. I use technology in the classroom to create opportunities and experiences for my learners... Read More →


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

11:00am

10 Tech Tools to Engage & Differentiate
As educators we want tools that give us the most bang for our buck. We do not have endless amounts of time to learn how to use these tools and develop new activities. These tech tools will help you engage your students, receive feedback, and differentiate your instruction with a minimal time investment on your part. The tools shared in this presentation have been used and found effective by many teachers across multiple disciplines. Some tools we will explore are EdPuzzle, GoFormative, Slides Carnival, and Storyboard That.
Twitter: @amorrison_teach

Speakers
avatar for Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am the instructional coach at Mauldin High School. One of my instructional goals is to work toward a perfect balance between educational technology and solid pedagogy.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
218

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

Avoiding Technology Headaches in the High School Classroom
With the transition to the 1:1 classroom, common headaches such as off-task behavior, students being unprepared, and an overload of apps can cause a teacher to panic. Never fear! This presentation will focus on overcoming these challenges utilizing a variety of tools regardless of student ability or course content.

Speakers
MR

Molly Rains

High school teacher, Anderson 1


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

11:00am

Confessions of a Secondary English Teacher
Join a high-school English teacher who has "been there and done that" as she navigates through tried and true tech savy ways to do English. Learn apps that work well for distribution and collection of materials. Find out the best ways to annotate digitally. Mainstream and manage your writing instruction -- both self-editing, peer editing, and grading. Learn how to flip in a way that make sense. Get project ideas that can be used with any book or any level of writing. All devices welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster

High school teacher, Anderson 1
I am old-school, with a love of paper books and doing paper edits, but iPads have transformed my classroom for the better in many ways.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

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

12:15pm

Classcraft: Gamification Made Easy
Turn your classroom into a video game with Classcraft! Teachers can turn behavior, homework, reviews, and assignments into quests and rewards. Students create their own characters and teams to participate in the game. Classcraft is conveniently integrated with Google Classroom. Students can earn rewards and privileges for specific behaviors or lose points for bad behavior. Come and learn how to make classroom management and motivation more fun!

Speakers
EA

Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
I am a middle school Technology Clerk, or -- as the students and staff have come to call me -- "The Chromebook Lady." In a 1:1 Chromebook school, someone has to be available to troubleshoot, monitor use, report damages, and assist with apps and websites. That someone is me! I also... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

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

Unleashing Student Creativity with 360° Storytelling
In this session we will explore photo spheres and how to create, use, and share them in the classroom. We will look at cost effective ways to create 360 images and video in the classroom as well as how to use those images once you have them. We will explore some websites where students can create amazing presentations, lessons, reviews, and more!! It will help if you download the Google Street View App from the Play Store or App Store on your phone.

I have just recieved some Demo acccounts (dummy accounts) for us to use in this training from Thinglink.  I will have log in information for them at the session - or you can signup for the 14 day free trial (Premium) at Thinglink's website.  If you wish to purchase Thinglink using the code SLEETL at checkout will get you 20% off.  I'm very excited Thinglink has done all this for our session!!!

Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79
Website: MrLeeTeaches.com

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

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

12:30pm

CANCELLED: Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
Blending your lessons with face-to-face time and online modules to help each student reach his or her full potential seems like a dream come true. But who really has the time to create and curate the perfect lesson for each student? Enter Blendspace, an online platform that allows you to create engaging, multi-media lessons with a quick drag and drop. Come learn how Blendspace can help support your struggling students and push your high flyers in this interactive session. Please bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

Middle school teacher, Richland 2
Liz Catoe has been teaching in a one-to-one environment since 2011. She is always looking for innovative new ways to incorporate technology into her lessons to ensure student success in her classes.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
219

12:30pm

Creating Better Presentations for Students & Teachers
Teachers will see real classroom examples of interactive, student-created presentations from various online mediums such as Nearpod, Thinglink, Smore, Visme, Blendspace, etc. They will explore how students can be creative and engaged in classroom activities through more choice and independence. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.'
Twitter: @elinorlister
Instagram: elinorlister

Speakers
avatar for Elinor Lister

Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

Padlet With A Purpose
In this session, you will learn how to use the bulletin board site, Padlet, to encourage collaboration in a personalized learning environment. Learn how to use Padlet as an organization tool for presentations and for substitute lesson plans. Everyone will leave with a Padlet they have created! Please bring a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook to this session to fully interact.
Twitter: @tamelaleah
Instagram: Mrssully09

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
221

12:30pm

Flipping Instruction and Assessment with EdPuzzle
Come join the fun as we explore the Web 2.0 tool of EdPuzzle. In this session, we will learn how to search, upload, and flip instruction for students of all ability levels in our classrooms. Leave this session with tricks in hand to increase instruction and student engagement, no matter if you're a personalized learning classroom or have limited technology. Be sure to BYOD and a set of earbuds as we will have some time to work on an instructional unit you teach.
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

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

12:30pm

Engaging Students from Bell to Bell with Technology
This session will give examples of websites & apps that you can use from the first minute of class to the last minute of class to keep your students actively engaged.
Twitter: @melodyweatherfo
Instagram: @wrenfacs

Speakers
avatar for Melody Weatherford

Melody Weatherford

High school teacher, Anderson 1
Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator 2017 AAFCS National Merit Finalist Teacher of the Year 2016 SCAFCS Teacher of the Year


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
118

12:30pm

Utilizing Personalized Learning Devices for Research and Writing
MAKE & TAKE WITH NEW GOOGLE SITES
The learning targets for this session are to assist participants in utilizing PLDs, the new Google Sites, Fakebook and a research note-taking tool to model how students can: - Identify and descibe what voice is used for 1st Person point of view in writing - Conduct research for relevant infomation (including pictures) - Utilize information to construct accurate timeline of events - Cite resources properly using online tools
Twitter: @TJMathO

Speakers
avatar for TJ Olenja

TJ Olenja

Gateway to Technology Instructor, Berea Middle School - Greenville County Schools
I have spent most of my career as a math teacher. In 2014 I had the opportunity to teach Gateway to Technology; which is a programmed designed to teach students the fundamentals of Engineering and to prepare them to be 21st Century Learners. I have also implemented Google's Computer... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
208

1:45pm

Digital Math Explorations
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Tools explored include Desmos, GeoGebra and more. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Technology Strategies for Social Studies (Middle-High School)
In this presentation, I will go through a series of technology strategies that will allow teachers to engage students in a social studies class. Some of the tech tools will be Tourbuilder (interactive tours that students can create), myHistro (timelines), how to utilize Google Docs and Slides for collaborative work as well as digital worksheets, Screencastify, and others. These are activities students can work on in class as well as outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
111

1:45pm

CANCELLED: SketchNotes​: Adapting Direct Instruction for 21st Century Learners
SketchNotes are a form of graphic note-taking that helps students during lecture-type lessons. This PD will explain the importance of adapting your direct instruction techniques to meet the needs of a 21st century student by exploring the research behind SketchNotes, examples of student work, and allowing you the chance to create your own. You will also be provided with various apps and websites that allow you to use SketchNoting in a 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
204

1:45pm

It Takes a Village: How administrators can model effective technology integration
Administrators are teachers, too! An elementary and high school administrator will share practical strategies and digital tools which administrators can use to rethink staff meetings or professional development. In other words, come learn how administrative “housekeeping” time can nudge digital learning and instructional change in schools.
Twitter: @leahcstafford
Instagram: leahstafford0612

Speakers
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School
avatar for Todd Stafford

Todd Stafford

Assistant Principal, Greer High School
Current assistant principal for the Freshman Academy at Greer High School. I'm excited to learn from all of you!


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
105

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

Animating Science Concepts with Stop Motion Apps
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through stop-motion animation projects. The high school science classroom will be highlighted, but the restriction only lies in the mind of the instructor. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. Bring a device-smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hambright

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
113

3:00pm

Digital Math Explorations
Let students do the thinking using digital math manipulatives and explorations. Participants will explore digital tools for use in the mathematics classroom and identify ways to integrate these tools to increase student conceptual understanding. Use in a 1:1 setting or with stations. Tools explored include Desmos, GeoGebra and more. Please bring your own device to this session: laptop, Chromebook, iPad or other tablet.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. I currently teach 7th graders at League Academy and am an adjunct instructor with GCS Instructional Technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

3:00pm

TAG: Technology At A Glance
In a TAG session participants will hear 3 different speakers present a technology tool or strategy for 20 minutes each. Today's speakers will share Screencastify, EdPuzzle, and Kahoot.

Speakers
JK

Jenna Key

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217

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

Preparing for the Digital Classroom
How can we tackle the conversion to a classroom where every student has access to digital tools without being overwhelmed? Every lesson does not have to be completely redesigned. Ideas will be shared for tweaking lessons you already have to allow more personalized learning to occur. Come see some easy-to-implement tools to get you started on the journey toward a digitally-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @sarahburke0523
Instagram: sbswhite

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Burke White

Sarah-Burke White

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a high school biology teacher with a passion for using technology to engage students in the classroom. I love seeing kids smiling and having fun while learning. This year I took on the blended classroom concept to prepare for being one-to-one in the 2018-19 school year. I am... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

3:00pm

Technology Strategies for Social Studies (Middle-High School)
In this presentation, I will go through a series of technology strategies that will allow teachers to engage students in a social studies class. Some of the tech tools will be Tourbuilder (interactive tours that students can create), myHistro (timelines), how to utilize Google Docs and Slides for collaborative work as well as digital worksheets, Screencastify, and others. These are activities students can work on in class as well as outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
111

3:00pm

CANCELLED: SketchNotes​: Adapting Direct Instruction for 21st Century Learners
SketchNotes are a form of graphic note-taking that helps students during lecture-type lessons. This PD will explain the importance of adapting your direct instruction techniques to meet the needs of a 21st century student by exploring the research behind SketchNotes, examples of student work, and allowing you the chance to create your own. You will also be provided with various apps and websites that allow you to use SketchNoting in a 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
JF

Justin Funderburk

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
204

3:00pm

ETV Does That?
Did you know that SCETV offers lots of free resources for educators: Knowitall.org, PBSLearningMedia.org, Learning Why (NEW), PBS Kids, and all of SCETV’s recertification opportunities? Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

The Power of QR Codes
You have seen QR Codes everywhere; why not use them in your classroom? Learn how to create them, scan them and use them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
115

3:00pm

5 for 5: Multiple Instructional Uses for Common Apps and Websites
If a tool can be used more than one way, how much more valuable is it? In this session participants will discuss at least five different ways to use five common educational tools: Socrative, Google Classroom/Edmodo, Notability, Padlet, and PicCollage. Other than showing multiple uses for these particular tech tools, the goal of this session is to help participants think creatively about the tools they commonly use to expand their instructional capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Martin

Leslie Martin

11th grade US History, APUSH, psychology, Interact Sponsor, James Madison Fellow, Anderson 1


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
228

3:00pm

Animating Science Concepts with Stop Motion Apps
Stop motion animation can give life to what could be mundane and difficult to teach concepts. Attendees will be shown how a deeper understanding of curriculum can be gained through stop-motion animation projects. The high school science classroom will be highlighted, but the restriction only lies in the mind of the instructor. This session will feature how to set up and execute the lesson, examples of student work, as well as time and guidance in order to develop a lesson plan for yourself. Bring a device-smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Twitter: @msmaryhambright

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hambright

Mary Hambright

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
113

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
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

CANCELLED: 'The New Wave of Assessing Students'
Are you tired of carrying around stacks of papers to be graded, making copies and searching for assessments that are aligned with our state’s curriculum standards? This presentation will provide classroom quiz games that will engage your class, provide instant assessments for individualized learning on any computer device, and offer an instant grading report! You will learn to quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning goals of individual students, which is valuable for providing students with one-on-one assistance in the classroom.

Speakers
LC

Linda Collins

Administrator, Sumter School District


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
208

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

Keep Um' FOCUSED with Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system that is easy to use, inclusive, and highly engaging. Kahoot! aims to let students take control of their learning, and it gives the teacher and students immediate feedback of their results. This tool motivates participation in a competitive social setting and is a great hands-on learning tool that the students enjoy in the classroom. This system can be used to replace ActivExpressions, and it is great for students of all ages. It can be used in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Twitter: @jennalkey
Instagram: jlkey

Speakers
JK

Jenna Key

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Helping students and teachers better connect in the classroom using Nearpod
Competing with all the "digital noise" can be a tough task in any blended or online classroom environment. Nearpod is a versatile app and web-based tool designed to improve connectivity between students and teachers through engaging and interactive experiences! No longer will your students sit idly by as your slideshow progresses on the projector. They'll now be able to follow student-centered lesson directly from their devices. This allows teachers to deliver interactive lessons to all devices in the room, and receive real-time student feedback through quizzes, polls, drawing tools and more! Transform your classroom with Nearpod and start connecting better with students using the devices they love.
Twitter: @nearpod
Instagram: @nearpodteam

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

Vendor, Nearpod, Inc.
Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. With Nearpod, teachers can create content, engage students digitally and assess them in real time. We can help teachers implement remedial instruction, flipped classrooms... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Google Tour Builder - Mapping Adventures Across The Curriculum
Learn how students can use Google Tour Builder to enhance their writing skills across the curriculum by journaling an interactive adventure online! Dropping pins, embedding videos, uploading pictures and learning geography - this is not your same old notebook assignment. Get ideas and explore this great tool for many curriculum areas!
Twitter: @AnneBlackwell76

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Anne Blackwell

Ashley Anne Blackwell

Instructional technologist, Greenville County Schools
As a technology specialist, it is my goal to prepare students for the future. New advances in technology are constantly changing the way we work, play, interact, teach, and learn. It is my job to make sure that students have the knowledge, interest, and ability to function in a technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Presentations Beyond PowerPoint
Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations? Time to change it up and learn a new presentation tool! While there's nothing inherently wrong with PowerPoint, variety is the spice of life and there are loads of other presentation tools out there that offer different options. This session will focus on introducing attendees to cloud-based tools, with time to play with each one. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet for the best experience.
Twitter: @MmeBurgess

Speakers
AB

Angela Burgess

District ITS for Middle & High Schools, Forsyth County Schools, GA
I am a former high school French teacher (14 years) who also spent time as an English Lit teacher. Now, I am the District ITS for Middle and High Schools in Forsyth County Schools, GA. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2 who is passionate about learning new ways to accomplish... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
205

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

9:45am

Making Learning Come Alive with Green Screen Video
Never do another boring report again! Instead, have students present from the inside of their book with the main character beside them! Let students share what they know about the heart, from inside the human body and explain history from a WW2 battlefield! Green screen video allows students to create exciting videos that share their learning in fun ways. It is as easy as 1,2,3. While the focus of this class will be based on the DoInk app, options for Chromebooks and Online programs will also be shared. This session will be a hands on learning experience for teachers. First the presenter will demonstrate how she has used Green Screen, attendees will generate lesson ideas, and finally teachers will create their own movies.
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 9:45am - 10:45am
201

9:45am

Tech Tools for the Math Classroom
Do you often feel like many of the technology tools available just don't seem to work for math? We will explore several formative assessment tools that cater to math teachers, as well as look at ways to incorporate the G Suite tools into instruction.
Twitter: @MauldinAPStats

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
110

9:45am

Using Turnitin.com to Detect More Than Plagiarism
Participants will learn to use Turnitin to teach writing, editing, and proofreading and to gather, interpret, and use data from student work.

Speakers
AR

Alan Russell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

Work smarter, not harder!
Would you like to work smarter instead of harder? Socrative, Quizlet, Canva and Quizziz can help you do just that! Come let us show you how to use them in your classroom!
Twitter: @Lisaallred
Instagram: lisaallred

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
107

9:45am

Helping students and teachers better connect in the classroom using Nearpod
Competing with all the "digital noise" can be a tough task in any blended or online classroom environment. Nearpod is a versatile app and web-based tool designed to improve connectivity between students and teachers through engaging and interactive experiences! No longer will your students sit idly by as your slideshow progresses on the projector. They'll now be able to follow student-centered lesson directly from their devices. This allows teachers to deliver interactive lessons to all devices in the room, and receive real-time student feedback through quizzes, polls, drawing tools and more! Transform your classroom with Nearpod and start connecting better with students using the devices they love.
Twitter: @nearpod
Instagram: @nearpodteam

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher

Vendor, Nearpod, Inc.
Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. With Nearpod, teachers can create content, engage students digitally and assess them in real time. We can help teachers implement remedial instruction, flipped classrooms... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Quizizz and Quizlet for Student Engagement
Have a need for student engagement or students learning soft skills? Take a look at two websites offered for free. Quizizz is a gaming system for students to answer questions they see on their screen, which can be used as a pre-asssessment, post-assessment or review. Quizlet.com offers vocabulary words in any subject. Students can study or play a game. Then, during quizlet.live, they can learn soft skills by working cooperatively in small groups. Both websites offer items already made or you can make your own. Both can also be used in a flipped classroom.
Twitter: @Mickeyteacher

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
208

11:00am

#ARVRinEDU
Augmented and Virtual Reality are two of the fastest growing technologies in education. In this session we will explore a number of different apps, how they work, how you can use them and how you can become involved with a community of educators who are working to bring AR & VR into our classrooms through twitter chats, conferences & websites.
Twitter: @sraderosadavis

Speakers
TD

Trixi DeRosa-Davis

High school teacher, SC State Department of Education
VirtualSC Teacher of the Year 2016, iNACOL (National Association of Online Learning) Teacher of the Year 2016, World Languages Team Leader and Spansih Instructor VirtualSC


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
209

11:00am

Assessment Tools on the Web
Explore free webtools that teachers can use for both formal and informal assessment. Some tools covered: Plickers, Kahoot, Quizizz and more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
115

11:00am

CANCELLED: Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
Ever wonder how to implement online assessments without the stress or time it takes to grade them? Want a fun way to incorporate videos and other multimedia into your work and quizzes? Go Formative is a newer online system to use for assessments and work online! It is applicable for all grade levels and in all subjects! In this workshop, I will show you how this looks to the student, have you interact and fill out a form, and then teach you how to set up your own account to play with all of the different fun add-ons to this site. Best of all, EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY FREE! To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.
Twitter: @brandibyers14

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Mathematics Teacher, Richland 2
I have been a math teacher for 5 years, I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1, and I have presented multiple times on varying topics, at the Midlands Summit as well as at the Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville SC! I have a passion for learning new things and teaching others... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
114

11:00am

Digital Tools to Spark Student Learning
If you would like to learn about more digital education tools and apps to use in your classroom to spark students’ interest and engage them, then this is the session for you. These tools can be used for survey, assessment, reflection or feedback in your classroom. This includes Quizlet, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, and Poll Everywhere, just to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burnett

Todd Burnett

Teacher, Woodmont Middle School
avatar for Gregg Scott

Gregg Scott

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I have two boys who are very active in sports.
avatar for Paula Shaw

Paula Shaw

Media Specialist, Woodmont Middle School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
208

11:00am

Padlet for the Elementary Classroom
Padlet is an online bulletin board. This free site allows you to display a variety of information for students all in one place. You can easily create a bulletin board full of links, videos, images, etc. This is a great tool for enrichment or remediation in the classroom.

Speakers
SC

Stephanie Castro

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

Tech Tools for the Math Classroom
Do you often feel like many of the technology tools available just don't seem to work for math? We will explore several formative assessment tools that cater to math teachers, as well as look at ways to incorporate the G Suite tools into instruction.
Twitter: @MauldinAPStats

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
110

11:00am

How to Apply the 4 C's in the Classroom
We will be discussing the 4 C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity). We will demonstrate strategies and activities that you can apply in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
avatar for Jonathan Sierputowski

Jonathan Sierputowski

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
111

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

Socrative - Instant Individualized Insight Into Student Learning
Socrative is a highly engaging tool for your classroom - one every educator will want in their back pocket!

Socrative gives you instant individualized insight into each student's learning with easy-to-create quizzes, polls, exit tickets and more!

What I love about this tool is that it is simple, free, and it allows me to quickly identify who needs one on one help and who is ready to move on!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Beam

Lindsey Beam

High school teacher, RIverside High
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Kimberly Pauls

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
202

11:00am

Be Your Own Substitute: A New Way to Do Sub Plans or Flip Your Classroom
Do you need some time off, but don’t want your students to miss out on learning? Come see how you can be your own substitute teacher using the ShowMe app for iPad. You record your lesson using this interactive whiteboard just as you would if you were with your class in person. Your students can access the lesson via iPad, PC, Chromebook, or other computing device. We will also explore ways to use the app to flip your classroom, review previously covered material, and provide better differentiated instruction.

An iPad is required to record the lesson; however, students can access the lessons using any computing device.

Speakers
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Trinice Bowens

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
117

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

11:00am

Classroom Management in the Technology Age
With the addition of 1-to-1 devices or BYOT in your classroom, there is a whole new area of distraction for your students. That is unless we manage it effectively and productively. In this session we will walk through 15 questions that you should ask yourself at the start of each year when formulating your classroom management plan. This will be a discussion we have so come prepared to share your thoughts.
Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
216

12:15pm

Classcraft: Gamification Made Easy
Turn your classroom into a video game with Classcraft! Teachers can turn behavior, homework, reviews, and assignments into quests and rewards. Students create their own characters and teams to participate in the game. Classcraft is conveniently integrated with Google Classroom. Students can earn rewards and privileges for specific behaviors or lose points for bad behavior. Come and learn how to make classroom management and motivation more fun!

Speakers
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Elisa Auger

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
I am a middle school Technology Clerk, or -- as the students and staff have come to call me -- "The Chromebook Lady." In a 1:1 Chromebook school, someone has to be available to troubleshoot, monitor use, report damages, and assist with apps and websites. That someone is me! I also... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
211

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

Technology for Stations
Learning stations are a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new concepts or allow them to practice what they already know. I use stations in my own classroom across all subjects. Integrating technology such as QR codes, assessment tools, and SeeSaw (or other LMS) can make station teaching even more effective and save you not only time but paper copies as well. I will focus on how I use these tools during my guided reading centers and other opportunities in my second grade classroom. However, these ideas can be used at any level, for any subject! Please bring a device so you can participate in this hands-on presentation. At the end, we will share ideas for how you can use these tools in your own classroom.
Twitter: @MrsTroutmanDCES

Speakers
avatar for Chelsey Troutman

Chelsey Troutman

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary in Greenville County. I teach in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and previously taught 2nd grade in an inclusive 1:1 iPad classroom. My students are very diverse and I like to use diverse teaching techniques to reach them. I love using... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
207

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

Classroom Management in the Technology Age
With the addition of 1-to-1 devices or BYOT in your classroom, there is a whole new area of distraction for your students. That is unless we manage it effectively and productively. In this session we will walk through 15 questions that you should ask yourself at the start of each year when formulating your classroom management plan. This will be a discussion we have so come prepared to share your thoughts.
Twitter: @MrLeeTeaches
Instagram: stewartlee79

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Technology Integration Coordinator, Anderson School District 3
Stewart is currently the Technology Integration Coordinator in Anderson District 3. He is a Certified Google Trainer and Chrome OS Administrator Certified, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, Remind Trainer, FlipGrid Educator as well as a Adobe Certified Associate - Web... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
216

12:30pm

CANCELLED: Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
Blending your lessons with face-to-face time and online modules to help each student reach his or her full potential seems like a dream come true. But who really has the time to create and curate the perfect lesson for each student? Enter Blendspace, an online platform that allows you to create engaging, multi-media lessons with a quick drag and drop. Come learn how Blendspace can help support your struggling students and push your high flyers in this interactive session. Please bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Catoe

Liz Catoe

Middle school teacher, Richland 2
Liz Catoe has been teaching in a one-to-one environment since 2011. She is always looking for innovative new ways to incorporate technology into her lessons to ensure student success in her classes.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
219

12:30pm

Padlet With A Purpose
In this session, you will learn how to use the bulletin board site, Padlet, to encourage collaboration in a personalized learning environment. Learn how to use Padlet as an organization tool for presentations and for substitute lesson plans. Everyone will leave with a Padlet they have created! Please bring a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook to this session to fully interact.
Twitter: @tamelaleah
Instagram: Mrssully09

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sullivan

Leah Sullivan

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
221

12:30pm

Those Funny Little Black Boxes: Using QR Codes to Energize Your Classroom
You've seen funny little black codes on cereal boxes, billboards, and brochures, but their most powerful place to be used is YOUR classroom! QR codes are easy to make and can be used by every grade level and in every arena of education. Come and explore with Jenny and Katie as they share how to make them, creatively display them, and put them to work the day you return to your classroom. (Not to mention you'll be receiving an exclusive QR gift to take home!)

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Principal/Technology and Robotics Coach, Bob Jones Academy
My name is Jenny Copeland, and I am currently the elementary principal at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I have several earned degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, but beyond degrees, I love education. I grew up knowing that was my passion... Read More →
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Katie Klipp

Katie Klipp, Bob Jones Academy
I hold a BS and MEd in Elementary Education and have been teaching first grade for 15 years. I also hold two advanced professional certifications in elementary education.I currently serve as the lead teacher for the first grade team at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC. I conduct... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
215

12:30pm

MasteryConnect: What do you do with all of that data?
This session is designed for MasteryConnect users who are ready for that next step to use their data to inform instruction. Do you ever feel like you have data coming out of your ears and you're not quite sure what to do with it all? Well, in this session we will help you make the most of the reports available to you within MasteryConnect and provide you with resources to help truly use data to drive your instruction through the corrective teaching response process. Participants will need a MasteryConnect account to actively participate in this session.
Twitter: @BCSDTerre

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

Instructional Technology Specialist, Berkeley County
Kimberly Terre is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Berkeley County School District focusing on the integration of technology within the classroom. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, MasteryConnect Champion, SMART Exemplary... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MC105

12:30pm

Flipping Instruction and Assessment with EdPuzzle
Come join the fun as we explore the Web 2.0 tool of EdPuzzle. In this session, we will learn how to search, upload, and flip instruction for students of all ability levels in our classrooms. Leave this session with tricks in hand to increase instruction and student engagement, no matter if you're a personalized learning classroom or have limited technology. Be sure to BYOD and a set of earbuds as we will have some time to work on an instructional unit you teach.
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
116

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

1:45pm

Creating Storyboards for Any Level World Language or Other Content Area Class
This session will focus on student-created online storyboards as a presentational task for any level world language or other content area classroom. However, participants may also use this program for teaching presentations. The online program used is StoryboardThat, but the storyboard can be converted to a PowerPoint or Google Slide and can be downloaded to Google Classroom. There will be multiple examples of storyboards created in middle school French and ELA classes, including visual storyboard creations with an audio component as well. This online program also has many resources for other subject areas, such as social studies and science, that participants can explore.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: Madelyn Shedd

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

MasteryConnect: Making Formative Assessments Fun
Let's make formative assessments fun again. Students are constantly being assessed and oftentimes develop negative attitudes towards words like "tests" and "quizzes". Let's make formative assessments fun again not just for the student, but for the teacher too! Learn how to record observational data, track intervention goals, create quick checks, and exit tickets. It will help provide you with just the right amount of information and will get students excited about learning! This course is designed for MasteryConnect users at any level (will need a MasteryConnect account to participate in this session).
Twitter: @BCSDTerre

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Terre

Kimberly Terre

Instructional Technology Specialist, Berkeley County
Kimberly Terre is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Berkeley County School District focusing on the integration of technology within the classroom. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, MasteryConnect Champion, SMART Exemplary... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MC105

1:45pm

Using Note Board in Literacy Instruction
Remember when you had a cork board in your bedroom or on your dorm room door? It was fun to post pictures of your celebrity crushes, friends, and favorite quotes and was even better when you found a note from a friend. Note Board, a Google extension, is an online cork board with a multitude of uses. This session will focus on how to use Note Board in literacy instruction, specifically in place of reading response journals. Students will love leaving “sticky notes” about their independent reading and sharing their boards with their peers and teacher. Students can personalize their board with different backgrounds, drawings, and pictures. The session will explore other uses, including science projects, creating class book lists, and more!
Twitter: @leahcstafford
Instagram: leahstafford0612

Speakers
avatar for Leah Stafford

Leah Stafford

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
Assistant Principal, Simpsonville Elementary School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
107

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

1:45pm

Nearpod for Newbies
Nearpod is an exciting tool that allows you to bring interactive lessons from the board straight into the hands of your students. If you are tired of power point and need a more efficient way to engage and receive immediate feedback, this session is for you! Students use iPads/tablets/laptops or Chromebooks to engage in the Nearpod lesson. We will show you how easy it is to create an interactive lesson using this tool, that your students will LOVE.
Twitter: @lacyRW

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Wineberger

Lacy Wineberger

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! My name is Lacy Wineberger and I teach second grade at Thomas E. Kerns. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. I am currently in graduate school at Coastal Carolina for Instructional Technology. I love using technology with my students to enhance their learning... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
220

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

Writing Raps with Flocabulary
Do you see videos online of students who create awesome raps and think, I wish I could do that, but I can’t rap? Good news! You don’t have to be able to rap to teach your students how to! In this session, teachers will learn how to use Flocabulary to show their students how to create educational raps. It’s easier than you think! All you need are the right tools. I will focus on how to do this in an elementary school setting, but the same ideas can be used in middle and high school. I will take you through step by step of how I did it in my classroom. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device.
Twitter: @misswalkerclass

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Elementary school teacher, Lexington-Richland 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

3:00pm

Creating Storyboards for Any Level World Language or Other Content Area Class
This session will focus on student-created online storyboards as a presentational task for any level world language or other content area classroom. However, participants may also use this program for teaching presentations. The online program used is StoryboardThat, but the storyboard can be converted to a PowerPoint or Google Slide and can be downloaded to Google Classroom. There will be multiple examples of storyboards created in middle school French and ELA classes, including visual storyboard creations with an audio component as well. This online program also has many resources for other subject areas, such as social studies and science, that participants can explore.
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: Madelyn Shedd

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school certified substitute teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been an educator with Greenville County Schools for many years, most recently as a teacher of French and ELA at Hillcrest Middle. I also have taught other middle school subjects and elementary LD resource in addition to serving as a Special Education Supervisor. Because I needed... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Online Lesson Planning & File sharing with Teachpage.com
Introducing Teachpage.com, a cloud based application that makes lesson planning, file storage and organization easy. Create your Long Range Plans and Units to stay organized. Easily find and add the right standards to your lessons (including new SC standards). Upload unlimited files and access them from anywhere. Share your plans with colleagues and even substitutes with one click. There's so much you can do with Teachpage, come find out how it can help your teachers plan better and stay organized!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Cooper

Travis Cooper

Vendor, Greenville, SC


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
205

3:00pm

TAG: Technology At A Glance
In a TAG session participants will hear 3 different speakers present a technology tool or strategy for 20 minutes each. Today's speakers will share Quizzizz, Seesaw, and Google Expeditions.

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 →
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Upton

Jeff Upton

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
217

3:00pm

Take the Panic out of Planning with Planbook
Whether you team plan or plan individually, Planbook is an incredible, time-saving, online resource. In this session, you will learn how to set up your Planbook account and add subject/content areas, embedded videos, flipcharts, PowerPoints, assessments and other resources directly in your plans and share plans with colleagues and administrators- all with just a few clicks of your mouse! Instead of spending hours on your lesson plans each week, let Planbook do the work. This resource truly makes your plans work for YOU!
Twitter: @MissPACaldwell

Speakers
PC

Pressly Caldwell

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

Using Plickers for Assessment
Plickers is an app that allows you to use your camera to scan student answer cards for assessment. Plickers is a useful app for summative or formative assessment. Participants will learn how to create classes in the app, develop questions, use Plickers for assessment, run reports, and use data to guide instruction. Please bring a laptop and smart phone/iPad to this session, and be ready to explore this awesome app.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler De Palma

Tyler De Palma

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
232

3:00pm

Student-Centered Technology in the Science Classroom
Learn easy and engaging ways to use student centered technology in your science classroom. From BrainPop's new tools to FlipGrid, your students will be excited to show you what they have learned.
Twitter: @jafox09

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
211

3:00pm

Preparing for the Digital Classroom
How can we tackle the conversion to a classroom where every student has access to digital tools without being overwhelmed? Every lesson does not have to be completely redesigned. Ideas will be shared for tweaking lessons you already have to allow more personalized learning to occur. Come see some easy-to-implement tools to get you started on the journey toward a digitally-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @sarahburke0523
Instagram: sbswhite

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Burke White

Sarah-Burke White

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a high school biology teacher with a passion for using technology to engage students in the classroom. I love seeing kids smiling and having fun while learning. This year I took on the blended classroom concept to prepare for being one-to-one in the 2018-19 school year. I am... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
221

3:00pm

Seesawing in the Middle
Have you heard of Seesaw? It is a digital portfolio available on any device for free. It will simplify your classroom and allow parents a view inside. We will discuss how to use Seesaw in your middle school classroom. Ideas will cover all subject areas. You will participate in activities that will allow you to see the student and the teacher side of Seesaw. After the session, you will be completely ready to begin using in your classroom.
Twitter: @guntk

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Kristen is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson District One. She has over 15 years in education. Currently she serves 3 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Prior to this position she taught 7th grade science for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

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

3:00pm

Nearpod for Newbies
Nearpod is an exciting tool that allows you to bring interactive lessons from the board straight into the hands of your students. If you are tired of power point and need a more efficient way to engage and receive immediate feedback, this session is for you! Students use iPads/tablets/laptops or Chromebooks to engage in the Nearpod lesson. We will show you how easy it is to create an interactive lesson using this tool, that your students will LOVE.
Twitter: @lacyRW

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Wineberger

Lacy Wineberger

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Hi! My name is Lacy Wineberger and I teach second grade at Thomas E. Kerns. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. I am currently in graduate school at Coastal Carolina for Instructional Technology. I love using technology with my students to enhance their learning... Read More →


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

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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

ETV Does That?
Did you know that SCETV offers lots of free resources for educators: Knowitall.org, PBSLearningMedia.org, Learning Why (NEW), PBS Kids, and all of SCETV’s recertification opportunities? Come learn about all the resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.

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Dianne Gregory

SCETV Educational Trainer, South Carolina Educational Television
Dianne Gregory is an educational trainer with SCETV. She enjoys sharing ETV's wonderful resources for the classroom. A retired Lexington District Two elementary principal, Dianne understands how important a variety of standards-based resources are for impacting student learning.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

The Power of QR Codes
You have seen QR Codes everywhere; why not use them in your classroom? Learn how to create them, scan them and use them in your classroom.

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Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
115

3:00pm

Engaging with Animation: Toontastic ways to get animated in the classroom
Animation is a perfect addition to any classroom. Learn how to teach new and difficult topics by creating your own cartoon animation videos. See how students can create animations to simplify complex ideas and illustrate word problems. Adapting material to video requires both critical thinking AND creativity, and students are enthusiastic about making animation videos. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.

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Nanette Davis

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I love GOOGLE! BYOD and come check out why!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
228

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!

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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
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