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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

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

Elementary Math - Math Fact Fluency—The True Building Blocks for Successful Conceptual Math Understanding
Presentation Description: In this presentation, we will investigate how math facts are mastered and which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students. We will also discuss how the standards recognize the importance of fact fluency as a basis for conceptual understanding in mathematics and an overall increase in student achievement. We will then evaluate how we can solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day, 3-4 days per week allowing students to focus on higher level math concepts.

Speakers
TO

Thom O'Brien

Vendor, ExploreLearning


Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
118

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:00pm

Science Instruction, Only Different
Get your students organized with Popplet, talking with Chatterpix Kids, and publishing with Book Creator! In this presentation, you will learn ways to incorporate technology using these apps to make your science lessons rock. Please download these apps and bring your iPad so that you can follow along.
Twitter: @Kym_Mill3r
Instagram: kymill3r

Speakers
avatar for Kymberli Miller

Kymberli Miller

Early childhood teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
207
 
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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Blackburn

Meghan Blackburn

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


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

9:45am

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

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

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

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
TB

Trinice Bowens

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


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

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
HH

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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 →
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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
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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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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
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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
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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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