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Welcome to the 2017 Upstate Technology Conference!

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

PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:

Wednesday
8:30 - The New Wave of Assessing Students
8:30 - Create your PLN with Twitter
11:00 - Go Formative - A Cool Digital Assessment System for ALL LEVELS!
12:15 - How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
12:30 - Blending Up Learning with Blendspace
1:45 - Digital Storytelling with iPads
1:45 - Wizer: Using Blended Worksheets in a 1:1 Classroom
3:00 - Science and Social Studies Stations

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Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

Glorify with Storify
Are you excited to share what's going on in your classroom, school, or district? Storify is an online storytelling tool that allows you to incorporate many different forms of social media into one cohesive document. This session will show you how you can use this social network service to promote your school within the community.
Twitter: @CoonsKelli
Instagram: Kwcoons

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg District One
Hi! I’m Kelli Coons and I work as a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District One through the Dynamic Learning Project. From 2014-2017 I worked as the instructional curriculum coach at Bryson Elementary in Greenville County. Prior to coaching at Bryson, I previously worked in Spartanburg... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
105

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Hamilton Parks

Hamilton Parks

Instructional support, Greenville County Schools


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

12:15pm

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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

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



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

3:00pm

#Hash-Tag You're It! Making connections with social media
Social media is not just a tool for personal socialization; it can provide an outlet for student expression and connection. Social media can be used as an engaging tool for collaboration, summary, sharing, and mobile learning on a variety of devices. Join us to learn more about social media options for the classroom, including applications and benefits. Filters keeping you socially limited? We will also describe useful practices that work in learning management systems.
Twitter: @erateachestech

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Michael Lampe

Michael Lampe

Instructional Design Specialist/Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Upstate
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Era Roberts

Other, University of South Carolina


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222

3:00pm

Pinterest: A Teacher's Planning, Collaboration, and Organization Lifeline
Get usable advice on how to harness Pinterest as an incredible tool for lesson and unit planning, organization of ideas and resources, and easy electronic collaboration. Even Pinoholics can get tips and tricks that will streamline and upgrade their use of this fantastic website. Please bring your preferred laptop, tablet, or smartphone and your creative mind!
Twitter: @Rainey1427

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Rainey

Jenn Rainey

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
"Tell us about yourself. What should people talk to you about?"Nothing. I'm socially awkward.


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
215
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

CANCELLED: Create your PLN with Twitter
What’s all this Twitter about? Why should I care? I don’t get it? What’s all the fuss? I’ve asked myself these same questions. In this session, participants will get the opportunity to create a Twitter account; learn the do's and don'ts of Twitter; and learn how to build their PLN using Twitter. Twitter is more than 140 characters from strangers. Twitter is a community filled with a wealth of knowledge.
Twitter: @CourtneyLTeague

Speakers
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Courtney Teague

PLE, Digital Promise


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

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

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

12:15pm

CANCELLED: How to Bring Technology in the Classroom Authentically
Who likes chocolate covered vegetables? No one. Exactly. As we begin to integrate technology into our classrooms more and more, we need to be aware of "sugar coating" our learning. Especially at the high school level, our students can usually see right through the practice of grafting social media idioms into their classroom lives. While the attempt is to connect with the students, this practice usually only draws attention to the separation between the ages of the teacher and student. This presentation will focus on ways to authentically create a technology based classroom through ways such as: keeping learning goals ahead of technology, being critical of student feedback, and challenging students through technology.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kremp

Meghan Kremp

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
111

12:30pm

Twitter for School Leaders
This session is for ALL Twitter user levels. We will start with your account, explore "lurking", and then dive into PLNs (Personal Learning Networks). We will discuss educational and professional learning and then move on to #chats. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE....this is a hands-on session, and you will use your device. Bring your phone, tablet/iPad, Chromebook or computer. You will also need a picture of yourself saved on your device. Once you start, you will find this is one of your most valuable (and inexpensive) learning tools.
Twitter: @G_Champlin
Instagram: @g_champlin

Speakers
avatar for George Champlin

George Champlin

Administrator, Greenville County Schools
I am passionate about students learning 21st Century Skills in education. I want our children to become responsible citizens with responsible use of the technology available to them. I believe all students can become life-long learners when we empower them to learn and create meaning... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
104

1:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

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


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Howell

Ruth Howell

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


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