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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

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

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

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

8:30am

How Google Forms and Google Classroom Can Simplify Your Teaching​
In this session, I will share my tips and tricks for using Google Forms and Google Classroom to engage my students and make my life easier! Google Forms and Google Classroom provide an easy and highly customizable way to cut down on the paperwork you face and can be integrated into any subject area or grade level. I will share example lessons and resources that I have used in my class, and show you how to create and use your own resources to fit your classroom and students. Please bring your device and be ready to dive in to all that Google Forms and Google Classroom has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Karey Wengert

Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Organization Simplified with Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
206

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

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

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

Science and Literacy through Technology Based Simulations
Presentation Description: Science and literacy through technology based simulations prepares teachers to use the inquiry process and simulations to support the development of deeper student understanding of important science concepts and demonstrate that understanding through literacy components. The instructor will model best practices for teaching with simulations in science including a project based approach that allows students to demonstrate understanding through deliverables. Teachers will become more skillful in using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations.

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Google's Buried Treasure
We know Google's G Suite and its search engine, but there are many sites and experiments that Google has created that are fun and informative, and that provide lots of opportunities for you and your students to explore, play, and create. Come discover some amazing sites and tools as we journey through Google's buried treasure, You'll definitely leave this session with something new!
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

Organization Simplified with Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Google Forms: The Principal’s Pal for Data Collection and Accountability OUTSIDE of the Classroom
Administrators and school leaders, did you know you can use Google Forms as an accountability and data collection tool outside of the classroom? From the lunchroom to the bus loop, Google Forms can help you with your data collection needs. In this session, we will look at some of the ways that you can utilize Google Forms to help you with the day-to-day activities and routines of your school. As a participant, you will need access to your district Google Drive account as well an internet capable device.​

Speakers
avatar for Corey Ehlenbach

Corey Ehlenbach

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
104

11:00am

Entering the Danger Zone? Student choice leading to student engagement
Is it possible to have students selecting their class activities and still be engaged? Can students be held accountable for their coursework while still choosing what they do? In this session, attendees will be exposed to a variety of digital resources and practices that will enable this to occur in their classrooms. The resources described in this session are focused towards an 8th grade science class utilizing Chromebooks but can be adapted to fit any grade level, subject discipline and internet connected device. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.
Twitter: @pruittscience1
Instagram: ross.pruitt

Speakers
avatar for Ross Pruitt

Ross Pruitt

8th Grade Science Teacher, Greenville County Schools
8th Grade Science Teacher @ Lakeview Middle School


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
205

11:00am

Communications: How to re-design to build a 21st century graduate
Critical thinking, creativity, technology, research, collaboration, and “how to learn"-when looking at the Profile of a SC graduate, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed in how to cover it all effectively in the classroom. Our session will demonstrate how we design each quarter with the Profile in mind and keep reading, writing, and speaking skills at the forefront. Students will be prepared to communicate in a variety of methods and develop a better understanding of what is being communicated to them. Above all, students will learn to think critically and inquire about what is going on in the world around them. Teachers will leave with strategies developed by the Upstate Writing Project.

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborne

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

11:00am

Incorporating the Four Cs using Collaborative Google Slides
Are you using the 4Cs in your classroom? Are you struggling to reach Modification and Redefinition on the SAMR model? You can encourage students' communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration through the use of Collaborative Google Slides, and teach them how to incorporate technology skills allowing them to reach the higher levels of SAMR. Bring your laptop or tablet and participate in this interactive session.
Twitter: @DaphnePoore

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daphne Poore

Dr. Daphne Poore

Other, Newberry, SC
Dr. Daphne Poore is an Associate Professor of Education at Newberry College, the Assistant Director of the RETAIN Center of Excellence for Mentoring and Induction Teachers, and a Google Certified Educator. Dr. Poore works with pre-service and in-service teachers to effectively integrate... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
217

12:15pm

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All
This session will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Learn how to use Google Drawing to create timelines, logos, weather trackers, and cycles. There is something for every grade level. Bring your computer and your creativity!
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
204

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Meadors

Katherine Meadors

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


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

12:15pm

Google SketchUp 3D Design
Google SketchUp 3D Design program can be used across all curriculum areas in elementary, middle, and high school. Google SketchUp can be used in math to help students better understand patterns, geometric shapes, area, perimeter, planes, etc. In addition, students can also learn science and geography by visiting science wonders around the globe using Google Earth and SketchUp together. With Google SketchUp, students become engineers, architects, interior designers, art museum curators, and much more! This program can be used for many things. I have had my students design furniture, dream homes, new cities, parks, invention models, etc. If you are ready to have fun with your students, Google SketchUp is the FREE program for your class!
Twitter: @MomalleyMom

Speakers
avatar for Michelle O'Malley

Michelle O'Malley

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Love all things technology and the arts!



Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

12:15pm

Introduction to Google Classroom for GCSD Teachers
Unsure about how Google Classroom might look in YOUR classroom? This session is for GCSD teachers who are new to Google Classroom. It will provide an overview of how to use Google Classroom’s features and will offer practical tips and tricks for successfully rolling out Google Classroom to support your students’ learning.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
206

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

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

Google Apps for Education: Creating Interactive Google Forms and Hyperdocs
This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. They'll explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @TeamBorders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MC105

12:30pm

Become Screencastify Savvy
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome. As a teacher you can use ScreenCastify to create short video lessons to flip your instruction. You can have students use ScreenCastify to give a speech or performance, practice fluency, dub a video, explain their understanding, or to create tech help videos for classmates, parents, and teachers. Screencastify has many great uses for both teachers and students.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

Revolutionize the Classroom for GenZ
Empower your classroom and transform instruction from the Millennial Generation to GenZ. Every minute in the classroom should have a learning impact. We have transitioned to 1:1 and the use of G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education). Continually transforming the way learning is happening in the classroom, this presentation will continue the conversations to foster strong collaboration and streamline academic chats. Be prepared to enjoy strategies of proven success with a Google Certified Teacher and revolutionize instruction.
Twitter: @DrTHamm

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

Administrator, Anderson 4
Dr. Theresa Hamm is an innovator in 1:1 classroom implementation and the creation/organization of instructional design for GenZ. Dr. Hamm brings a diverse Marketing background from industry and currently serves as an Instructional Coach at Pendleton High School (SC). As a Certified... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
107

12:30pm

To Google & Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
Come explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for you (and your students).
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
102

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

12:30pm

Personalized Learning is Not Just for Kids​
Join us as we escort you through our journey from technology poor to Personalized Learning.


Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
DL

Debbi Long

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
104

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

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

Google Apps for Education: Creating Interactive Google Forms and Hyperdocs
This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. They'll explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @TeamBorders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional Technology Coach, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MC105

1:45pm

Science for All - Using Technology to Increase Science Accessibility
With the projected increase in STEM-related careers over the next ten years, there is an expectation of both excellence and equity in science education. What methods can science teachers use to make science accessible for all students, and give every student the opportunity to pursue a STEM-related career?

This presentation will provide practices, websites, and technologies that can be used to assist all students in making science concepts and practices more accessible. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines will be introduced and woven throughout the presentation to demonstrate how they can be used as a blueprint for designing a science curriculum that in both accessible and inclusive for all students.

Speakers
LH

Laura Hamilton

Other, Columbia, SC
ER

Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

Get Your Chrome On! Google Extensions
Don't know what an extension is? We'll help clear that up for you! You'll also discover some must-have Google Extensions that every teacher needs.

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
115

1:45pm

How to Get a Happy Faculty with Google Forms and G Suite
Tips, tricks, and ideas on how to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and other programs in G Suite that will help your faculty learn, grow, and bond!
Twitter: @JCarlsonEdu

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
104

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

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


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

1:45pm

Same Subject - Different Classroom: Co-Teaching in the Digital World
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom to reach Professional Learning Community goals. They will be able to co-teach, co-grade and share data while blending the learning platform and sharing the workload across the community. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized. This session will include activities that will strengthen technology skills in the online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
206

1:45pm

G, That's Suite: Tools for Administrators
With the advent of increasingly complex and innovative technology, the classroom environment has also had to change in order to prepare students for the post-secondary environment. New Tech, G Suite (former Google Apps for Education), 1:1 devices, and BYOD have added another dimension to instruction. A question administrators must ask themselves as they engage in classroom walkthroughs and instructional conversations is: do we have the right tools to provide the level of technological support teachers need? Hence, the most effective way school administrators can promote technology use is to themselves be knowledgeable and effective users of technology. In this session, the presenter will walk leadership through the critical points of G Suite and address ways to help teachers more effectively transition to the technology-enhanced classroom.
Twitter: @DrTHamm

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

Administrator, Anderson 4
Dr. Theresa Hamm is an innovator in 1:1 classroom implementation and the creation/organization of instructional design for GenZ. Dr. Hamm brings a diverse Marketing background from industry and currently serves as an Instructional Coach at Pendleton High School (SC). As a Certified... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
107

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Melody Powell

Melody Powell

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


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

3:00pm

Getting Googly with Technology & the DOK
Technology is an essentail tool in the 21st century classroom. Teachers are tasked with the challenge to provide students with robust, engaging, classroom practices while addressing content-area standards that promotes & provides students with higher levels of rigor. During the session, teachers will be provided with a brief description of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels and a variety of ways to integrate the Google Suite in meeing those demands.
Twitter: @techlady2016

Speakers
avatar for Kamela West

Kamela West

Instructional support, Richland 1
A resident of Irmo, South Carolina. Graduate of South Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts in History) and Columbia College (Master of Arts in Education). Eighteen years of teaching experience in the public school system, Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

Google Forms and Add-ons
Google Forms is a tool that allows you to create surveys, tests, and web input forms. The implementation of Google Forms in your classroom or school can provide useful data and effective feedback in a user-friendly application. This presentation will include uses for Google Forms, direction on how to create your own form or quiz, add-ons within the program, as well as effective uses of collected data. Participants will need access to their Google account, along with a Chromebook or laptop. ​

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a 5th grade Math & Science teacher. As a Google Certified Educator and a member of my school's Digital Leadership Corps, I help students and teachers incorporate technology to transform learning. I love sharing ways to make tasks more time efficient and engaging.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

Google VR: Virtual Field Trips without Leaving Your Classroom
We'd love to take our students out to explore the world and experience the many amazing things beyond our classroom walls, but budgets and logistics don't usually make that possible. All is not lost, though! In this session, we'll take a look at some of the many apps and tools (both with virtual reality gear and without) that allow teachers to virtually explore the world with their students and that enable students and teachers to create their own enhanced experiences.
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
102

3:00pm

Same Subject - Different Classroom: Co-Teaching in the Digital World
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom to reach Professional Learning Community goals. They will be able to co-teach, co-grade and share data while blending the learning platform and sharing the workload across the community. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized. This session will include activities that will strengthen technology skills in the online Google community.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Abby Roberts

Abby Roberts

Elementary School Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
219
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

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

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

8:30am

Google's Buried Treasure
We know Google's G Suite and its search engine, but there are many sites and experiments that Google has created that are fun and informative, and that provide lots of opportunities for you and your students to explore, play, and create. Come discover some amazing sites and tools as we journey through Google's buried treasure, You'll definitely leave this session with something new!
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
102

8:30am

Student Centered Learning with Google Classroom
Explore student centered learning with G Suite for Education (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Google Classroom, etc). Utilizing Google Classroom as the Learning Management System (LMS) to engage all levels of learning. This Blended Model allows students to work at their own pace based on unit goals. The model frees the modern teacher to facilitate learning in the classroom, provide individual student assistance, and differentiate instruction for all students.
Twitter: @cc_gumbo
Instagram: cc_gumbo

Speakers

Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
MC105

8:30am

Organization Made Easy with Google Keep
Organization Made Easy with Google Keep
Is your Things to Do List overtaking you? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
204

8:30am

Pack Your Bags...We're Going on an Expedition!
Have you ever wanted to take your kids to the Moon? to Dive Underwater? to see the Eiffel Tower? Well, now you can! Join us for a fun, hands-on interactive session using the Google Expeditions app, View-Master Headsets and your dream destinations! We will even show you how you can get started making your own Virtual Reality experiences!
Twitter: @techismagic

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
113

8:30am

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
109

8:30am

Getting Google with It...Google Forms that make Admin Life Easier!
Receiving and providing feedback is essential to grow as a team. There are various ways Google Forms can give your teachers a voice, as well as provide instant feedback for growth. This will be a basic overview of how one principal uses Google Forms and the various ways to make the role of the principal a little more efficient.
Twitter: @RhondaRRhodes
Instagram: @rhodesrr

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Rhodes

Rhonda Rhodes

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
105

8:30am

Google Apps uses for Administration and Teachers
This class will show specific uses for Google apps with perspective from administration and teachers. We will go over organization for Google Drive and uses for Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides. You will see examples from an administrative point of view and a classroom teacher's point of view.
Twitter: @Lisaallred
Instagram: lisaallred

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred

ESOL Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
107

8:30am

Paperwork Makeover - Digitally
Discover a variety of ways technology tools can enhance and assist you with your paperwork. In this session, administrators and building leaders will explore AutoCrat, Google Forms, and Choice Eliminator as tools to create observation forms, record meeting meetings, and schedule conferences - the sky is the limit! Come unleash the power of digital tools! Please bring your device and be ready to share how you will utilize these technology tools in assisting you with a paperwork makeover!
Twitter: @diva29651

Speakers
avatar for Nurit Sexton

Nurit Sexton

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
104

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

Hyperdocs for Every Grade and Every Subject
If you are looking for new ways to present material and engage your students, HyperDocs can offer that to you. The creators of HyperDocs describe them as, "Digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, inquiry-based learning." HyperDocs provide teachers with ways to engage, explore, explain, apply, share, and enrich. HyperDocs can be used in all subject areas and all grade levels. Whether it is for one lesson or an entire unit, HyperDocs are an excellent place to encourage collaboration, inquiry, and community. This is a learn and create session. The goal is for you to leave having started your first HyperDoc! You will need a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am always willing to try new things that could possible motivate my students to learn. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I teach inclusion and work with differentiating on a daily basis. I work at a 1:1 school and LOVE IT! Technology is a tool, not the cure all - teachers... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
MC105

9:45am

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

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


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

9:45am

To Google & Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
Come explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for you (and your students).
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
102

9:45am

1:1 Win: Tips on Transitioning to Personalized Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks
Is your school transitioning to 1:1 Chromebooks? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Fear no more!

This session will provide you with resources, practical advice, and suggestions on how to successfully manage Chromebooks at your school. From the unpacking of boxes to developing policies and the implementation of training with students and staff, you'll leave with a clear sense of direction and the peace of mind knowing that, YES, you can do this!



Speakers
avatar for Stacy Elizabeth Holcombe

Stacy Elizabeth Holcombe

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mauldin High School
I've been involved with implementing educational technology, including conducting teacher technology training sessions, for the past 10 years. I love working with other educators, students, and utilizing both technology and digital resources as a tool to motivate, provide an alternative... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
104

9:45am

Pack Your Bags...We're Going on an Expedition!
Have you ever wanted to take your kids to the Moon? to Dive Underwater? to see the Eiffel Tower? Well, now you can! Join us for a fun, hands-on interactive session using the Google Expeditions app, View-Master Headsets and your dream destinations! We will even show you how you can get started making your own Virtual Reality experiences!
Twitter: @techismagic

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hahn

Melanie Hahn

Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Hi! I'm Melanie Hahn!  I have been in education for 22+ years. The majority of those years, I spent as a Media Specialist & Technology Facilitator. Currently, I  am working in my dream job as a Digital Integration Specialist for the students and teachers at Robert Anderson Middle... Read More →
NS

Nancy Sorrow

Other, Anderson 5


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
113

9:45am

PAS-T Electronically
PAS-T Electronically
This course will give you the opportunity to explore the possibility of digitizing your PAS-T notebook. Come prepared to experience Google Sites combined with PAS-T.

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
204

9:45am

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
109

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

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

Hyperdocs for Every Grade and Every Subject
If you are looking for new ways to present material and engage your students, HyperDocs can offer that to you. The creators of HyperDocs describe them as, "Digital lessons that you give to students for engaging, inquiry-based learning." HyperDocs provide teachers with ways to engage, explore, explain, apply, share, and enrich. HyperDocs can be used in all subject areas and all grade levels. Whether it is for one lesson or an entire unit, HyperDocs are an excellent place to encourage collaboration, inquiry, and community. This is a learn and create session. The goal is for you to leave having started your first HyperDoc! You will need a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Flanagan

Hayley Flanagan

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am always willing to try new things that could possible motivate my students to learn. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I teach inclusion and work with differentiating on a daily basis. I work at a 1:1 school and LOVE IT! Technology is a tool, not the cure all - teachers... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
MC105

12:15pm

Google VR: Virtual Field Trips without Leaving Your Classroom
We'd love to take our students out to explore the world and experience the many amazing things beyond our classroom walls, but budgets and logistics don't usually make that possible. All is not lost, though! In this session, we'll take a look at some of the many apps and tools (both with virtual reality gear and without) that allow teachers to virtually explore the world with their students and that enable students and teachers to create their own enhanced experiences.
Twitter: @KindledClass

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
102

12:15pm

Assessment Made Easy with Google Forms & Flubaroo
This session is for those who want to learn how to use Google Forms for assessment. It will cover how to create an assessment in Google Forms, tips for test day, instant grading with the Flubaroo add-on, and how to access data through Google Forms. Save time and paper by learning to use Google Forms for assessment.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
206

12:15pm

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawing for All
This session will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Learn how to use Google Drawing to create timelines, logos, weather trackers, and cycles. There is something for every grade level. Bring your computer and your creativity!
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
204

12:15pm

Google SketchUp 3D Design
Google SketchUp 3D Design program can be used across all curriculum areas in elementary, middle, and high school. Google SketchUp can be used in math to help students better understand patterns, geometric shapes, area, perimeter, planes, etc. In addition, students can also learn science and geography by visiting science wonders around the globe using Google Earth and SketchUp together. With Google SketchUp, students become engineers, architects, interior designers, art museum curators, and much more! This program can be used for many things. I have had my students design furniture, dream homes, new cities, parks, invention models, etc. If you are ready to have fun with your students, Google SketchUp is the FREE program for your class!
Twitter: @MomalleyMom

Speakers
avatar for Michelle O'Malley

Michelle O'Malley

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Love all things technology and the arts!



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
108

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

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

Brittany Willis

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


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

12:30pm

Become Screencastify Savvy
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome. As a teacher you can use ScreenCastify to create short video lessons to flip your instruction. You can have students use ScreenCastify to give a speech or performance, practice fluency, dub a video, explain their understanding, or to create tech help videos for classmates, parents, and teachers. Screencastify has many great uses for both teachers and students.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vinson

Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

The Awesomeness of Awesome Tables
Awesome Tables is a tool which works amazingly well with the New Google Sites. Learn how to use Awesome Tables to create photo galleries, file cabinets or simply control table data, and make your site look Awesome!
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons is webmaster for Greenville County Schools where he manages the district website. He also provides support and training for all school and teacher websites. He's been serving in this capacity for 12 years, prior to which he was a high school science teacher.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hull

Jennifer Hull

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

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


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

12:30pm

Leaders Using Online Tools to Drive (Google Drive) Success
Leaders often look for ways to cut down on paperwork and manage their school online. Using Google tools and Google Drive can assist with managing how leaders file information, respond to grade levels, and submit/ receive information from teachers and staff. I will share how MES uses Google Drive to house our school wide information. I will show you how teachers submit lesson plans, vertical team minutes, and grade level minutes online.
Twitter: @jamiespinks

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Spinks

Jamie Spinks

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
105

1:45pm

Get Your Chrome On! Google Extensions
Don't know what an extension is? We'll help clear that up for you! You'll also discover some must-have Google Extensions that every teacher needs.

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
115

1:45pm

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
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 →


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

Letting Google Forms Do ALL the work!
Google Forms are cool, but how do I make them ease my workload? Come see and experience how the School District of Oconee County has implemented Google Forms as a powerhouse that fuels district wide lunch counts, help ticket systems, online school choice applications, and discipline referrals. Participants will leave having a better understanding of how Google Forms can be used to transform day-to-day tasks with the use of scripting, add-ons, and some plain ole problem solving skills. These skills and ideas can be adapted to district, school, or classroom procedures.
Twitter: @joshua_Shepard

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Josh Shepard

Director of Technology, School District of Oconee County
Josh Shepard has served as the Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County since April 2012. Previously, Josh served as a teacher, Instructional Technology Coordinator, and in countless community roles outside of the education field. After taking over as the Director... Read More →


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

Transferring Your PADEPP Notebook to a Google Doc
Greenville County administrators are invited to attend an informational session to learn the basics of transferring your PADEPP notebook into an online Google doc. Participants will be shown how to create folders in Google Drive to house each Performance Standard. We will walk through how to download the district’s Table of Contents template for each area and how to appropriately name/save documents for easy reference. Then, we will go over how to save artifacts within folders. Lastly, participants will learn how to share the appropriate Google folder with others. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops with saved artifacts to practice during the session. Handouts will be provided for administrators to continue working on their online PADEPP notebook after the session.

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Jennifer Holman

Administrator, Greenville County Schools


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

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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

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

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Melody Powell

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


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

3:00pm

Getting Googly with Technology & the DOK
Technology is an essentail tool in the 21st century classroom. Teachers are tasked with the challenge to provide students with robust, engaging, classroom practices while addressing content-area standards that promotes & provides students with higher levels of rigor. During the session, teachers will be provided with a brief description of Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels and a variety of ways to integrate the Google Suite in meeing those demands.
Twitter: @techlady2016

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Kamela West

Instructional support, Richland 1
A resident of Irmo, South Carolina. Graduate of South Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts in History) and Columbia College (Master of Arts in Education). Eighteen years of teaching experience in the public school system, Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
225

3:00pm

Never Grade Again! How to use Flubaroo and Google Forms
Want to cut down on the never-ending stack of papers you have to grade? In this course, I'll teach you how to use Google Forms and the Flubaroo add-on for quick and easy grading. I'll also show you how to share grades with students and parents instantly and how to access item-analyzed grades with the touch of a button. If you have access to a class set of Chromebooks, this is truly a course that you don't want to miss! Participants will need to bring their own laptop or Chromebook.

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Leslie Abell

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a technology-loving 4th grade teacher!


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110

3:00pm

Personalized Learning: Focus on the Learner, not the Technology
Are you confused about what Personalized Learning looks like in a world of technological advances? Personalized Learning means different things to different people. In this session, we will discuss optimization of Personalized Learning in the fast pace of our Chromebook/iPad worlds. We will examine the idea of children having their own personal choice of how they create, innovate, and explore. Let's connect content, relationships, and creativity by differentiating and individualizing their opportunities. We can rethink our focus on performance and tests to customizing experiences for our learners.
Twitter: @GoodieGoodlett
Instagram: tammy_goodlett

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Tammy Goodlett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have worked in education in multiple facets, from pre-school to my current position as a Self-Contained, Special Education Teacher. I love learning and all that it represents!I have two kiddos (one that just graduated from the College of Charleston, go COUGARS and one that will... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
223

3:00pm

Screencastify for the Foreign Language Classroom
I will share how I use Screencastify and QR Codes in my Spanish class. Foreign language teachers can now assess Presentational Speaking and Presentational Writing at the same time. It is also a great way to assess the quiet students who will otherwise not present in front of the class. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device with you.

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Kenia Warren

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
229

3:00pm

Discus and Google – Two Great Tools for Educators and Students
Join us as we explore the integration of Google tools with Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. Learn how CultureGrams, Gale, Credo Reference and select EBSCO resources are integrated into Google Drive and Google Classroom. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own devices to the session to allow the opportunity to search and download articles, videos, recordings, images, and maps from Discus into Google tools.

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Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger, South Carolina State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Training and Outreach Coordinator for Electronic Resources at the South Carolina State Library. She provides online and on-site training to schools, public libraries, colleges, and adult education centers for staff development, professional development, and... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
208

3:00pm

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick

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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 →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
117

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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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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