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Monday, February 3
 

8:00am

Advanced Movie Maker
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Picture-in-picture, split-screen, green-screen, scaling, and custom effects/titles: these types of effects are typically reserved for high-end video editing applications. Come learn what happens when Microsoft's free video editing tool Movie Maker meets the power of XML.

Presenters
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Chris Nilsson

Lamar Consolidated ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5A

8:00am

BYOL: Build Your Own Lesson
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Participants will be able to build their own lesson related to their curriculum using cutting-edge technology that would be available for a one iPad classroom, 1:1, or BYOD. Bring a lesson plan with you (or the idea in your head) and we will help you build your own innovative lesson. Preferred device: iPad or laptop


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Matthew Nichols

Mesquite ISD
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Deanna Reese

Mesquite ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 10B

8:00am

Creating eBooks with iBooks Author
Premium Registration Required.

Get into the nuts and bolts of iBooks Author, and learn how you can collect content and produce beautiful, interactive ebooks. We'll discuss tips tricks, best practices, and publication options, all in this hands-on session. Preferred device: Mac laptop and iPad

Presenters
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Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 4BC

8:00am

ePUBS from Start to Finish
Premium Registration Required.

Convert your class notes, PowerPoint, or outlines to the standard ePUB format using InDesign. Jazz up your ePUB with photos and hyperlinks to create an interactive resource. Students can download ePUBs to their mobile device for quick access.

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Diana Rosas

Northside ISD
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Anna Sexton

Northside ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9A

8:00am

GooScripts + Spreadsheets = Bacon
Premium Registration Required.

Unpack dynamite, classroom-oriented Google Scripts like DOCTOPUS, Autocrat, and Formemailer. Free and not too scary to install, these spreadsheet scripts make managing your classroom life easier. We'll demonstrate how scripts can add the bacon to your professional breakfast. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop

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Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting
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Jake Duncan

Educator, Splendora ISD
I am a two-way dual-language bilingual immersion advocate and educator at Splendora High School. I teach Graphic Design, Principles of A/V Technology, Video Technology, Digital and Interactive Media, and Game Mechanics and Design.


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9C

8:00am

Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom
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How will you use graphic novels and comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular and project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will guide learners through a spectrum of comic creation apps from limited to full customization and showcase multiple student-created examples. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9B

8:00am

iPhone Apps: Building without Code
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Participants will discover how Xcode's interface builder support for storyboarding in iOS 5 makes designing iOS apps easier. Storyboarding allows you to graphically arrange all your views within a single design canvas. The drag and drop environment allows you to define the app's logical flow and assign transition animations - all without coding. Preferred device: Mac laptop

Presenters
avatar for Paula McKinney

Paula McKinney

AP Computer Science teacher, Eanes ISD
I currently teach AP Computer Science and CS Principles: Thriving in our Digital World. CS Principles is a dual credit course through the University of Texas @ Austin. I will be an AP reader this summer for the second time. | | This summer Janet Couvillion and I will be offering an introductory programming course to elementary students through the EISD Enrichment program.
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Lynden Rosier

Teacher, Eanes ISD
I have been teaching computer science for 30 years and I have been teaching how to make iPhone/iPad apps since 2008.


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

8:00am

iTunes U is for You
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Come learn and explore all there is to know about iTunes for professional and personal use. This three-hour course will keep you in tune with what your students are using it for, and help you open their minds to a new way of using it as a learning tool. We will cover iTunes, podcasting, and iTunes U.

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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5B

8:00am

Let's Create with SMART Notebook
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Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lessons. Learn how to build advanced-lesson activities that support your curriculum, can be shared with other educators, and engage your students in meaningful learning.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Lamb

Heather Lamb

Education Consultant, SMART Technologies


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8B

8:00am

Planning an iPad Implementation
Premium Registration Required This workshop will focus on all of the critical steps to planning a successful iPad implementation on your campus, whether it’s a device for each teacher, one iPad per classroom, or a 1:1 student program. We’ll cover curriculum, pedagogy and teaching style, professional development needs, hardware, network issues, apps, peripherals, and much more. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 10A

8:00am

Teachers as Executive Producers
Premium Registration Required.

Teens are spending more than 7 hours a day consuming media on mobile devices. Let's make them active producers of media instead of passive consumers. A filmmaker/digital media creative/educator will share insights with you on how to become a video producer in your classroom. No video experience is necessary. Preferred device: iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, or iPod Touch

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Humberto Perez

Pflugerville ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8C

8:00am

Technology, TEKS, and Takeaways
Premium Registration Required.

Users will gain experience with Animoto, Popplet, Half Tone Comics, Mad Lips, Show Me, Zoodle Comics, 30 Hands, and Google Drive. Sample lessons using the apps will be shared and users will be asked to create their own lessons, incorporating TEKS, rubrics, check-in sheets, and provide ample opportunity for students to be creative and show content mastery. Preferred device: iPad or Mac device. Smartphones and PC laptops are acceptable, but will not access all apps shared.

Presenters
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Cathleen Ash

Library Media Teacher, Manor ISD
I am passionate about technology and learning, and even more so about the two of them together! I love learning new tools and methods to enhance the educational and learning processes....and enjoy the latest cognitive development articles to structure learning so it is fun, purposeful and engaging for all involved! In my spare time, i still love the old fashioned (dare i say) print books, especially all things sci-fi!


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 6B

8:00am

Textbook Hack-a-Thon for Mobile
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Build eBooks, activities, and lesson plans with simple drag-and-drop skills through a browser. Digital content can be saved as a downloadable app for any smartphone or tablet. Bring your curriculum, ideas, link lists, or text.

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Heather Chirtea

Digital Wish


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8A

8:00am

Using iPads in PK and K Classrooms
Premium Registration Required Discover the vast potential for using iPads in PreK and Kindergarten. Ignite young students' love of learning with mobile devices. Review relevant, engaging apps and instructional strategies that facilitate learning.

Presenters
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5C

8:00am

Walking and Talking: Mobile IVC
Premium Registration Required.

Take a walking tour of Austin while using your mobile phone or tablet to connect to a video conference. Teams sent to different sites will be part of larger group creating a walking tour for kids at Dell Children's Hospital who are bedridden. Preferred device: Android tablet, iOS device, or smartphone

Presenters
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Carol Teitelman

Coordinator, Distance Learning, Region 13 ESC
distance learning, collaborative projects


Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 4A

8:00am

Assistive Technologies Academy
Premium Registration Required.

Assistive technology enables students with disabilities to access the curriculum, increase independence, and participate actively both in education and life activities. TCEA, in cooperation with the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) and Region 4 ESC, offers a daylong academy rich with resources to help participants build the capacity to integrate technology throughout the curriculum, ensuring that all students benefit from an appropriate educational environment.

Featured Keynote, Ed Summers, is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in computer science and 20 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager. Ed’s personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century economy. He fulfills that mission as a leader in the software industry and disability-related, not-for-profit organizations.

Ed leads the accessibility team at the SAS Institute, the market leader in business analytics software and services that is used at over 50,000 sites in over 100 countries. The SAS accessibility team helps people of all abilities succeed using SAS software.

Presentations will focus on the following strands: Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Online Learning for Students with Disabilities, and Unique Technologies to Engage Students with Disabilities


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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Hilton Salon D

8:00am

Google Academy
Premium Registration Required.

This interactive event will focus on effectively using Google tools in education. Whether you're getting started using Google applications, taking Google Apps district-wide, or you are ready to take your skills to the next level, there will be something for every educator. This year’s academy will include a keynote presentation, tech slams, and basic, intermediate, and advanced breakout sessions, all led by Google experts and Google Certified Trainers.

Topics will include: Google Apps Services (Mail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, Scripts, Groups); Google+ and Hangouts; Google Apps Administrative Control Panel; Google Tools (Earth, Maps, Blogger, CSE, YouTube); Chromebooks in Education (management, Chrome browser, plug-ins, and apps); Search Resources; Ninja Tips and Tricks for Apps Services; and Google and iOS.

Join us to learn how to effectively integrate Google into your learning environment and “Get Googling!"

Presenters

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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Ballroom E

8:00am

Robotics Academy
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Robotics enthusiasts, experienced and novice, elementary and secondary, will get inspired during this full-day academy. Participants will actively engage in hands-on workshops and explore resources with in-depth presentations led by robotics experts. In this academy you will learn how to integrate robotics into your curriculum, discover various languages and learn to program in the hands-on workshops, build sample robots using kits provided, Explore different robotics programs and contests available for your students.

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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Room 3

8:00am

Math Academy
Premium Registration Required.

Explore with hands-on learning opportunities, innovative ways to use technology in the classroom to engage students and deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. Leave with techniques that can be implemented in the classroom, great resources for building your PLN, and will transform and continuing to transform the ways your students learn math.

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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 17A

8:00am

Science Academy
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Explore innovative ways to use technology in the classroom that will engage students and have them delve deeper into science concepts. You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on science labs that are classroom-ready and incorporate some of the latest technology. You will leave with labs that your students will enjoy and a deeper understanding of integrating STEM and technology in your classroom.

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Monday February 3, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 18C

11:30am

Adobe Muse and Edge: Web Design Made Easy
Participants will see how easy it is to use Muse to design and build websites and then prepare them for delivery to mobile devices. We will also take a look at Adobe Edge, which allows you to build HTML5 animations and include them in your Muse produced website. All this with no coding required.

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Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5C

11:30am

Engaging Students with QR Codes Is Fun for Everyone
Premium Registration Required.

QR codes - they're everywhere, but how can they be used in the classroom? Leave this workshop with lots of QR code activities for all subjects and grade levels.

Presenters
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Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 9A

11:30am

Google is My Manipulative
Premium Registration Required.

Leave this workshop with a brand new Google toolbelt, a plan to implement a project that addresses a global issue (like water conservation, global warming, or infectious disease), and a network of educators who will use these Google tools to collaborate with you on your project. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Brennan Gage

Consultant, Purposeful Schools
I am passionate about using technology to help people connect new ideas, collaborate with each other, and create deeply meaningful learning experiences.


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 6B

11:30am

Great Assessment in Online Learning
Premium Registration Required.

Those who are teaching in blended, flipped, and online learning formats have so much to do and so little time. Learn best practices in online formative and summative assessment. And at the same time, learn how to provide great student feedback in half the time, using a variety of tools. Preferred device: any device permitted.

Presenters
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Len Scrogan

Uinversity of Colorado-Denver
Digital Learning Architect at Future Talk


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 4A

11:30am

iBooks Author Make and Take
Premium Registration Required.

iBooks Author provides educators with a powerful tool for delivering curriculum in an engaging and customizable way. Join us to create your own iBook, complete with widgets that enable web browsing, galleries, note taking, map exploration, interactive timelines, and more. Preferred device: Mac OS X 10.7.4 or above

Presenters
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Eric Folks

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 8C

11:30am

iMake Movies
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to use Apple’s iMovie to create, edit, and produce videos. Teachers can use iMovie to record lessons and create project hooks and tutorials; students can build high quality video products. Preferred device: Mac laptop with headphones (Not compatible with iPad app)

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Michael Benavides

North East ISD
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Elizabeth Nelson

North East ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 4BC

11:30am

Is Your Passport Ready?
Premium Registration Required.

Bring real-world experiences into the classroom through virtual field trips. Educators will attend virtual field trips appropriate for any grade-level and will leave the session with a variety of virtual links that compliment any curriculum or theme.

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Jennifer MacMurray

Teacher, Crowley ISD
I love teaching kindergarten and first grade with the whole learner in mind through the use of computers, iPads, interactive whiteboards, my teaching blog, and more. After 14 years in the classroom, I am constantly learning new things and am always excited about the possibilities each new day offers. Technology has revolutionized the way I teach, how my students interact with one another, and how they absorb the world them. Join me on my... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Thompson

Naomi Thompson

Fort Worth ISD
Naomi Thompson is currently completing her doctorate in Educational Technology with a focus on Educational Leadership. The purpose of the research study seeks to determine a correlation between technology integration, application, and test scores. | | Naomi has taught elementary students and worked as an educational technology specialist in the Fort Worth Independent School District assisting teachers and administrators integrating... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 8B

11:30am

Make-Others-Green-with-Envy Videos
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Want to make your curriculum come to life? Want to teach from outer space? Want to be a weatherman or rock star? Come learn how to do all these things with green screen videos you create using Adobe Premiere Elements.

Presenters
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Deb Atchison

Director - Innovations Consultant, Deb Atchison Consulting, LLC
Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 24+ years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Africa, Ukraine, Croatia and Austria. She has led large school... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 10A

11:30am

Mapping Out the First 30 Days of Technology
Premium Registration Required

In order to successfully integrate technology in the classroom, a map for teachers to follow must be drawn. Learn to assess your current tools and set a daily expectation of what to introduce, what to review, and a product students can create to show mastery of those tools for the first 30 days of school. This will be a hands on workshop with a takeaway product.

Presenters
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Shellie Carson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Irving ISD
Seamlessly integrating technology in order to improve the rigor and deepen the thinking level in regards to how students learn on a daily basis is what I strive to teach, assist with, and encourage teachers to do in their classroom every day.


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5A

11:30am

Organizing Your Online Life: Symbaloo
Premium Registration Required.

This 3-hour session will get users setup with accounts and look at ways to organize their classroom resources or personal resources for everyday use. It will also emphasize its benefits for use with BYOD environments, making it easy for students to access work, links, and updates, all within Symbaloo.

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Michelle Leggett

Educational Technology, Pearland ISD
Inspiring learners to find passion in their work and use technology to get the best possible outcome.
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Tangila Webb

Educational Technology Specialist, Pearland ISD
Tangila is a single mother of two wonderful young men with a passion for teaching and learning. She began her teaching career as a secondary science teacher of grades six through eight and did this for 11 years. During this time she demonstrated an aptitude and a passion for using technology with her students and was encouraged by her Instructional Technology Specialist to apply for the same type of position and the rest as they say is... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 8A

11:30am

Oscar-winning Projects with Animoto
Premium Registration Required.

You will produce your Oscar-winning project “Who Am I” using Animoto, and then be able to embed it on your teacher web page. We will help with account set-up and options.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Mayo

Carol Mayo

Coordinator of Professional Development, Catholic Schools Office


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5B

11:30am

Teaching with Byte
Premium Registration Required.

Want projects students can sink their teeth into? Have tried and true curriculum you want to beef up? Satisfy your students' appetite for learning by giving them the ingredients for a technology-rich recipe. Use iBooks Author in conjunction with iPads to construct an interactive digital portfolio. Preferred device: iPad or MacBook

Presenters
avatar for Chris Lofgren

Chris Lofgren

4th grade teacher, Eanes ISD
4th grade 1:1 teacher, maker, coder, designer
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Cody Spraberry

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 9C

11:30am

Transformational Leadership
Premium Registration Required.

NISD shares its journey of transformation to prepare future-ready graduates. Participants will engage in interactive, hands-on activities with a focus on learning with and through technology. Participants will leave with strategies for replication in their own districts/schools. Preferred device: any device permitted.

Presenters
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Karla Burkholder

Director of Instructional Technology, Northwest ISD
Boomer Sooner!
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Rory Peacock

Deputy Executive Director - Technology Services, ESC Region 11


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 10B

11:30am

Transforming Lessons for iPad
Premium Registration Required.

How do you truly integrate iPads into your classroom? Come and see simple ways to use the iPad with the lessons that you have already developed. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Jane Nauman

Nauman Educational Consulting


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 6A

11:30am

Visible Thinking with iPad Tools
Premium Registration Required.

Take students beyond regurgitation of information. Explore the connections between quality questioning and student learning through the use of dynamic iPad tools that promote visible thinking routines and formative feedback. Preferred device: iPad or iPhone

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Founder, @tracyclark08
Tracy Clark focuses on designing innovative learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and students, and partnering with district leaders to shift to more student-centered, personalized, and competency-based learning. Prior to her work in personalized learning, Tracy served as a bilingual teacher in Texas and Mexico and with children with special needs - experiences that deeply influence how she views challenges in education. She plans... Read More →
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Sherry McElhannon

Region 12 ESC


Monday February 3, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 9B

3:00pm

24/7 Evernote: Remember Everything
Premium Registration Required.

This is the free system you need to manage your digital life so you can "remember everything" and store, access, and share information from anywhere. Explore along as we create notes, add photos and audio, share notes, tag notes for future searches, access notes on multiple devices, and so much more. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop.

Presenters
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Jim Holland

Arlington ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 9B

3:00pm

Advanced Topics in Illustrator
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This session will cover advanced topics in Adobe Illustrator. You will leave with a disk of advanced projects, and we will complete one during the session.

Presenters
avatar for Paulette Roundtree

Paulette Roundtree

Multimedia Instructor & Robotics Coordinator, Corsicana ISD
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Karla Swanson

Corsicana ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 5C

3:00pm

Augment Your Reality with Aurasma!
Premium Registration Required.

With the free Aurasma app, you can scan normal things like a picture or a logo to combine the real world with interactive content like videos or animations. Come discover how you can provide your students with a whole new way of viewing the world with Aurasma. Preferred device: any device permitted with a camera and WiFi capabilities

Presenters
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Chad Belford

North East ISD (NEISD)
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Michael Benavides

North East ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Endless Uses of Edmodo in K-12
Premium Registration Required.

Vlogs, microblogs, avatar dogs can be integrated with Edmodo in K-12. Get started on Edmodo, and get integration ideas and promising practices that you can take back to your campus.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Flores

Ashley Flores

Del Valle ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 8A

3:00pm

Google Docs in the Elementary Classroom
Premium Registration Required Google Drive, which has now replaced Google Docs, is just what the doctor ordered for the elementary classroom. Let the world open for your students as they understand the power of online, real-time collaboration in a truly integrated fashion. Learn how with friEdTechnology (because "everything is better fried).

Presenters
avatar for Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer

Director of Instructional Technology, FriEDTechnology
Amy Mayer is a twenty year veteran public school educator, mother of between 2 and 4 children (depending on how you count them), the owner of a web startup (BigEdHouse.com), an Ed Tech consulting company that is now an official Google Partner for Professional Development (friEdtechnology.com), and she also works part time as the Director of Instructional Technology at The Village School, a private school in Houston, Texas. Amy has a LOT to say... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 5A

3:00pm

If You're Appy and You Know It
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Come find new ways to use everyday apps to get students excited about learning. We will share ways that we have used free apps (Heytell, Croak.It, Wattpad, Fotobabble, and more) in our classrooms.

Presenters
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Crystal Eddins

Jefferson ISD
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Amanda Turner

Jefferson ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 5B

3:00pm

K-2 SMART Board Lessons that Pop
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Move beyond the basics and create eye-catching interactive SMART Board lessons that keep students engaged. Learn ways to add graphics, links, and sound to your SMART Board lessons.


Presenters
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Jennifer Canizares

Birdville ISD
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Jeff Samuelson

Birdville ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 8B

3:00pm

Organize Your Life with LiveBinders
Premium Registration Required.

Move those three-ring binders from your bookshelf to a virtual space where you can share your favorite sites and documents with friends and colleagues around the world. LiveBinders allows you to create online binders with tabs and sub-tabs containing your favorite websites, documents, and videos.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 9A

3:00pm

Poetry Fun with QR Codes
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Second graders can participate in creative ways to display poetry. One class created a classroom quilt with student poems that are creatively tied together to cover up the whole class. Another class created Valentine poems that were either a text or audio file embedded in a QR code. Preferred device: Mac laptop

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Grell

Michelle Grell

Campus Instructional Facilitator, Comal ISD
I love integrating curriculum and technology with teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. When we can teach students to collaboratively create projects that applies their knowledge of objectives/concepts and then analyze and evaluate classmates projects, we are preparing them to be a successful individuals for our ever changing world.
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Connie Munoz

Comal ISD


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 4BC

3:00pm

The Amazing QRace
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Through a series of activities, experience the many uses of QR codes in the classroom. From simple links to choose-your-own adventure, learn how to integrate QR codes into any curriculum. Be ready to be mobile and interactive. Preferred device: Android, iPad, or iPhone

Presenters
avatar for Jerrad Barczyszyn

Jerrad Barczyszyn

Technology Integration Specialist, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
avatar for Richard Lombardo

Richard Lombardo

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas Juvenile Justice Department


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 4A

3:00pm

Adobe Captivate
Premium Registration Required.

Captivate gives you the ability to create powerful, interactive e-learning content which can be deployed on a variety of devices including the iPad and a variety of other tablets. You will learn how to create different e-learning content, customized to your goals, which will include anything from a video demonstration to a complete interactive environment.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 10A

3:00pm

Developing a 1:1 Program
Premium Registration Required.

Digital Wish has deployed 30 1:1 computing sites. Some of the top experts on 1:1 will share strategies, help you avoid pitfalls, and walk you through the tenants of good design and planning. Bring your questions and we'll take a practical approach to solving your top issues. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Eric Bird

Digital Wish
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Heather Chirtea

Digital Wish


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 8C

3:00pm

edTECHe Instruction that Works
Premium Registration Required.

You are cordially invited to celebrate the union of edTECH and the Marzano 9. Collaborate to collect, relate, create, and donate edTECH resources for each of Marzano's 9 classic instructional strategies in this festive, hands-on engagement. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop or Wi-Fi enabled device

Presenters
avatar for Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Director of Instructional Technology, Sanger Independent School District
Really, really love teaching and building things. I am the Instructional Technology Director for Sanger ISD. We have an amazing team of teachers and administrators who work hard every day to help kids. We're doing some cool stuff in Sanger ISD. Our kids and teachers have it going on. Come check us out! About me - I am blessed with a wealth of friends and family. I've been happily married to Cassie Miller for 24 years. We have 2 wonderful... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 6B

3:00pm

The iPad and Beyond
Premium Registration Required.

This hands-on workshop will features apps like Scrap Pad, Factorman, Strip Design, Skitch, Think 3D, Cut Me In, and many more. The website Infuse Learning, which turns the iPad into a response system, will also be introduced and demonstrated. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Sherrie Berry

Sherrie Berry

Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Lampasas ISD
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Lori Ramsey

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lampasas ISD
I have a passion for learning and teaching. I enjoy helping teachers in our district use technology in ways that truly promote student learning and growing. I look forward to the Tots and Technology Conference and sharing what I have learned and learning from others.


Monday February 3, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9C
 
Tuesday, February 4
 

8:00am

Bytes and Sites
Lessons for the computer lab all year long. Microsoft Suite, Web 2.0, QR codes, keyboarding and research skills. I will go over the importance of online research skills and embracing Google’s search engine. All files will be available for the audience. Leave this session ready to blow your students away. Kindergarten- 5th grade

Presenters
avatar for Haley Wallace

Haley Wallace

Instructor, Tulsa Tech
Haley Wallace is an Educational Consultant and graduate student. Previously, she was a K-12 Technology Teacher in Texas and Oklahoma. She has presented on multiple occasions at ISTE( International Society for Technology in Education), TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) and OTA (Oklahoma Technology Association) conferences on several topics involving blended learning. Haley strives to help teachers integrate technology into their... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 12A

8:00am

Engineering Hope with Robotics
Are you seeking an answer to the question, “I want to teach robotics, where do I start?”Developing a robotics program may seem intimidating, but this presentation’s focus is to assist you in working through those issues and to help you gain some footing and guidance in organizing and managing an efficient robotics program at your school.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18D

8:00am

How to Love Assessment
If you hate doing assessments, you might be doing it wrong. I'm not talking about mandated testing and evaluation but actually having students showcase and share learning. This session will explore ways to empower students, take pressure off of teachers and create an environment using a variety of tools so assessment becomes a joy to experience.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Poggio

Andrew Poggio

Director of Assessment, Discovery Education
My passion is asking questions, to continually ask 'why?', 'how?', and 'what if?'. To me, the goal of learning isn't as much about getting students to answer challenging questions as it is enabling them to ask them. Igniting a student's passion and curiosity enables them not only to learn, but to re-learn for a lifetime. As Sir Ken Robinson has said, passion is "whatever fires your imagination and stokes your energy". While I embrace the charge... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 19AB

8:00am

Tech Ninjas!
Come learn from The 3 Tech Ninjas (and a few of their friends) about all of the awesome technology tools that you have at your disposal; many of which are FREE! We'll share a few of our favorites, show you how we use them in our classroom, and give you tons more to try out on your own! This is a session not to be missed!

Presenters
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18C

8:00am

Techie Teachers Rocking Science: 3.0
Incorporate technology into your science classroom while focusing on the science material and not the technology pitfalls Tools that you can walk away with include ideas for wikis, magazine makers, dropbox, vokies, prezis, cartoons, stop motion video, blogs, integrated science fair, and more. Instructions, examples, and tech tips on wiki.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18B

8:00am

Twitter: e‐Connect with Students
Twitter can be used as a powerful tool to connect with students. Deliver content and instruction instantly. Learn how you can easily post notes, assignments, and other classroom resources to Twitter so students can access materials 24/7. Increase student involvement, assignment completion, and overall student performance.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 12B

8:00am

Video Game Design for New TEKS
Align your class to the new TEKS for video game design. Preview sample lessons and demo of easy software. FREE to schools software uses Point & Click without coding to create quality games. Teaching is easy with step by step directions and lessons the students want to complete. Industry certifications and STEM activities integrated into curriculum.

Presenters
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D. Michael Ploor

Hillsborough County Public Schools


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 11AB

8:00am

Videos Made Easy
This session will show you easy ways to integrate video creation into your classroom. Discover the ease of student-made videos, creating your own videos to flip your classroom, or screen casting software to walk students though a math problem.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18A

8:00am

1:1 iPads in Elementary: Diving Deeper
Premium Registration Required.

Year two of our journey: How has our teaching changed? Attendees will get hands-on experiences with iLessons, resources, and apps that have been expanded. Strategies for reinvigorating and differentiating instruction will be shared, as well as workflow solutions. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
As the  Educational Technologist, I am responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into the instructional program by supporting teachers, librarians, and Instructional Partners. Our district believes that this position is essential in establishing a digital age learning culture by supporting, training, coaching and mentoring staff. In addition, I am also involved in program planning and implementation of all district... Read More →
avatar for Janet Couvillion

Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
avatar for Marianna Ricketson

Marianna Ricketson

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
Marianna Ricketson-Husain has taught in diverse settings from public schools in Harlem to exclusive private schools in Cupertino. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her MA in Instructional Technology from Columbia University. For the last 12 years, she has been an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD at both the middle school and elementary level. Currently she is a member of the elite squad of the iVengers and... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
As the Educational Technologist on and elementary campus, I am responsible for facilitating the integration of technology into the instructional program by supporting teachers, librarians, and Instructional Partners. Our district believes that this position is essential in establishing a digital age learning culture by supporting, training, coaching and mentoring staff. In addition, I am also involved in program planning and implementation of... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9B

8:00am

Adobe Premiere Elements
Premium Registration Required.

Have you been looking for cool, easy video creation on your Windows machine? If so, take a look at Premiere Elements. We will discuss the basics of capturing quality video, and we will use Premiere Elements to create a video file with slick transitions, text effects, sound tracks, narration, and more.


Presenters
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 10A

8:00am

Advanced Google Spreadsheets and Forms: Beyond the Basics
Premium Registration Required.

You already know how cool Google Spreadsheets and Forms are. Come discover some tips and tricks to make them more powerful by using formulas, functions, and scripts; creating custom charts and graphs; adding logic-branching to forms; finding (and creating our own) templates; and more.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9A

8:00am

BYOD Activities That Work
Premium Registration Required.

Your school has adopted a BYOD program, so what activities can students engage in? Participate in hands-on, engaging activities that can be modified for multiple subjects and grade levels using a variety of devices. Preferred device: iPad, laptop, or smartphone

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9C

8:00am

Coding Across Platforms
Computer coding and programming used to be confined to a desktop. With the popularity of mobile devices, coding has gained new popularity. Come and learn how to start coding in your classroom on traditional desktops, Android devices, and iPads.

Presenters
avatar for Stuart Burt

Stuart Burt

Director of Technology, Community ISD
Educator. Tech Dir @communityisd in TX. Excited to see what Students & Teachers come up with next. Husband to @karliburt & father of twin girls.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5A

8:00am

Create and Publish with iBooks Author
Premium Registration Required.

Creating and publishing your own book is now possible with iBooks Author. In this workshop, we’ll share the basic features, tips, and tricks of this powerful, free software that can have you and your students making interactive books in no time. Preferred device: iPad or Mac laptop

Presenters
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Alexis Caroll Cline

Director of Communications, TCEA


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 4A

8:00am

Depth-defying Learning with 3D
Premium Registration Required.

Come discover how this new 3D visualization technology can be used effectively in teaching through the mind’s eye, how it affects student thinking and performance, and why it matters. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Len Scrogan

Uinversity of Colorado-Denver
Digital Learning Architect at Future Talk


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 10B

8:00am

Introduction to Adobe After Effects
Premium Registration Required.

This workshop is for all the video and animation teachers who have wanted to teach After Effects, but have been too afraid to get started. I will cover the interface and basic key framing using a variety of easy to accomplish projects. All this material will be packaged in video tutorials and engaging examples.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Dockery

Joe Dockery

Teacher, Snoqualmie School District


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5C

8:00am

Mac OS X Boot Camp
Premium Registration Required.

Mac natives and newbies alike will enjoy this hands-on review of Apple software including OS X, Pages, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie. Come drink the Cupertino Kool Aid and learn how to unleash the beast inside you. Preferred device: Mac Book with OS X (10.7 or later), iLife ('09 or '11), and iWork ('09) installed

Presenters
avatar for Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Director of Instructional Technology, Sanger Independent School District
Really, really love teaching and building things. I am the Instructional Technology Director for Sanger ISD. We have an amazing team of teachers and administrators who work hard every day to help kids. We're doing some cool stuff in Sanger ISD. Our kids and teachers have it going on. Come check us out! About me - I am blessed with a wealth of friends and family. I've been happily married to Cassie Miller for 24 years. We have 2 wonderful... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 4BC

8:00am

Make and Do for the iPad Crew
Premium Registration Required.

Starting with the desired learning outcome for a lesson, we will delve into a handful of iPad apps to show how we can inspire creativity, imagination, and joy through creation (make) and interaction (do) in the classroom. Preferred device: iPad


Presenters
avatar for Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Founder, @tracyclark08
Tracy Clark focuses on designing innovative learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and students, and partnering with district leaders to shift to more student-centered, personalized, and competency-based learning. Prior to her work in personalized learning, Tracy served as a bilingual teacher in Texas and Mexico and with children with special needs - experiences that deeply influence how she views challenges in education. She plans... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 6B

8:00am

PD for Professional Developers
Premium Registration Required.

This collaborative session is not a sit-and-get. Rather, participants and facilitators discuss and document all our best practices and experiences (discussion strategies, PD resources, evaluations, music/video, etc). Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

8:00am

Technology in Math? Yes.
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to integrate technology into the math classroom so that your students are motivated and actively learning. Ideas will be presented for using Smart Boards, iPods, PC, presentation software, remote keyboard, and ideas for going paperless. Preferred device: PC laptop or smartphone

Presenters
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Debbie Anguiano

Burleson ISD - Hughes Middle School
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Katrina Rhodes

Burleson ISD - Kerr Middle School


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8C

8:00am

Template to Training Site ... Today
Premium Registration Required.

Create your own Google Apps Learning Center that includes everything your users need to make the transition to Google Apps — all from one site. Your site will be full of user guides, videos, FAQs, and more. You’ll walk away with an impressive training site your district can begin using today to learn the ins and outs of the apps you are deploying.

Presenters
avatar for Deb Atchison

Deb Atchison

Director - Innovations Consultant, Deb Atchison Consulting, LLC
Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 24+ years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Africa, Ukraine, Croatia and Austria. She has led large school... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8A

8:00am

Web-based Units/Lessons: GoogleTreks™
Premium Registration Required Learn to create web-based GoogleTreks™ that engage, empower, and motivate digital-age learners. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, this instructional strategy engages learners in problem solving, critical thinking, visual literacy, and communication skills, and allows teachers to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, images, audio files, video files, and more in one central location.

Presenters
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5B

8:00am

SMART Content Creation Seminar
Premium Registration Required.

Come join other SMART users for a day of content creation. You will be given precious time to create innovative lessons. Tips, tricks, and lots of fun will have an instant impact.

Presenters
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John Mein

Kerrville ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 8B

8:00am

Campus Leadership Academy
Premium Registration Required.

This academy is designed specifically for principals and campus leadership. The day will feature a series of presentations with a focus on the following strands to support your technology integration efforts, provide tools and resources to streamline daily tasks, and keep you up-to-date with current technology issues and trends: Policies and Procedures (legal, legislative, and procedural support), Instructional Tools (resources to support content-specific instruction in the classroom), Changing the Culture of Teaching (professional development and instructional management to provide guidance for the integration of technology in the classroom), and Social Media (effective use of social media as an instructional tool and in public relations).

This academy include a technology update from the Texas Education Association, and a keynote panel with an intriguing discussion from student and leadership perspectives, and featuring a dynamic keynote presentation from Steve Dembo. As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Currently serving as Discovery Education’s Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community. Dembo was among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities.


Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Hilton Salon D

8:00am

ELA/SS Academy
Premium Registration Required.

The ELA/SS Academy will feature nationally-respected authors and innovative teachers who will share their knowledge and experience to help you innovate your teaching practice. Whether you have your students use social media to connect with others across the world, or create podcasts about moments in history, there are endless options for integrating technology in the ELA/SS classroom. You will learn how to reinvent your lessons to produce collaborative, standards-based learning environments for your students, and you will leave re-energized after networking with other educators who value great content and seamless technology integration.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Room 3

8:00am

iPad Academy
Premium Registration Required.

Learn about the best integration tools and resources from experts, Apple representatives, and innovative educators. Presenters will share curriculum and management ideas, showcasing how they achieve engagement with these devices. This academy will include sessions for campus-wide implementation as well as small, class-set implementation. Go beyond apps for limitless learning.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:00am - 4:30pm
Ballroom F

9:00am

LearnEd (formerly EduBloggerCon)
Would you prefer to be part of a conversation instead of part of an audience? How about the opportunity to lead the discussion on a topic you find worth sharing with other educators? That's exactly what will happen when you participate in the LearnEd event at TCEA. Join other cutting-edge educators and instead of reading the agenda, become part of it. The schedule is created at the start of the event to best allow for current topics to be covered throughout the day. This is a great event for all levels of ed tech and instructional knowledge. This event is available to Basic and Premium registrants.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Digital Square

9:00am

Promethean Academy
Premium Registration Required.

Participants will rotate through a variety of sessions that demonstrate the many ways Promethean technologies can help students achieve academic success. Participants will see sample digital lessons modeled using Promethean ActivBoards, ActivExpressions, and a variety of other Promethean products/technologies. Participants will have hands-on time to work on their own inspired curriculum with help from Promethean experts. Come view stellar examples of engaging curriculum modeled by superior presenters to inspire you to create your own interactive student-centered lessons.

Presenters
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Mike Bauer

Promethean


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hilton Salon K

9:15am

Dueling Mice
Come experience battling presenters in a rapid fire session showcasing the latest and greatest Web 2.0 apps.

Presenters
avatar for Jerrad Barczyszyn

Jerrad Barczyszyn

Technology Integration Specialist, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
avatar for Richard Lombardo

Richard Lombardo

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas Juvenile Justice Department


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 12B

9:15am

I Teach Writing, iPad Helps
Technology cannot replace quality instruction, but technology, well applied, can lubricate a lesson and help engage students. This session will tackle what good writing instruction looks like to the digital native, and how teachers can use the iPad to help increase fluency and fluidity in student writing.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 11AB

9:15am

It's Google Tool Time
Are you looking for ways to remodel your instruction or boost the performance of your students? The right Google tools can be used to construct an engaging 21st century classroom. Come and fill your teacher toolbox with Google activities that are designed to inspire your students and provide a blueprint for success.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Darden

Cindy Darden

Director of Instructional Technology, Hillsboro ISD
Transforming education with technology.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18D

9:15am

Living in the Cloud, I Want Options
The ability to backup and access data through cloud storage has been a life saver for people. For those looking for the best options, there is a big question: "Which system should I use?" Come learn about a variety of cloud storage services, the major differences, and their features.

Presenters
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Jeff Peterson

Campus Instructional Technology Specialist, Lamar CISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18B

9:15am

Programming and Problem Solving MS
Students use programs like Scratch, Hopscotch and MS Windows Logo to create programs that are both entertaining and engaging while working on critical thinking and problem solving.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18A

9:15am

Teaching Literacy in a Digital World
In a digital world the definition of literacy has changed. How do we ensure that our students are not just literate, but that they are digitally literate? We will explore activities that enhance students digital literacy while still addressing the required literacy TEKS. Included will be ways to integrate traditional texts with digital content and guiding students through the digital text they encounter everyday.

Presenters
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 19AB

9:15am

Teaching STEM with Robots
Our students use technology in all aspects of their lives. So why should they learn in school from lectures and textbooks? This talk presents a new, ready-to-use platform that enables teachers to motivate math and science concepts with live in-class robot demos. Fully STAAR-aligned with lessons and assessments. No robot experience needed.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18C

9:15am

Tech Apps Are Fun!
We will present fun lessons and support data for teaching: Pages, Word, Keynote, PowerPoint, Numbers and Excel. Using these simple programs will help students master essential skills that they need in their classroom. We will share fun lessons to teach the details of each of these programs.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 12A

9:45am

Cool Tools for Teachers
Explore some cool tech tools that will energize your classroom. Literacy doesn't have to be boring. Perk up your lessons with these websites, Web 2.0 applications, and mobile apps.

Presenters
DM

Donna McLauchlin

Region 4 ESC


Tuesday February 4, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
AT Playground (10C)

10:30am

1:1 in the Elementary Classroom
Come learn ideas for 1:1 iPad integration in the Elementary Classroom. We will share strategies and lessons learned from our district's 1:X rollout this year. Focus will be on tools for student collaboration, creation and meaningful curriculum integration.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 12B

10:30am

Flight Simulators to Teach STEM
Flight simulation programs are more than games! Geography, math, and science are integral to flight and are easily conceptualized for early elementary through high school using readily available flight simulators for different platforms, including the FREE Google Earth sim.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18D

10:30am

Let Students Produce ... and Action!
Students not excited about writing a report, taking a test, or creating a PowerPoint? I have cross-curriculum lessons letting your learner's creativity shine by producing meaningful assignments using technology. Movies, commercials, & trailers are just a few of the ways students will be engaged and excited to complete for their next lesson.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18B

10:30am

New DDMP TEKS: Video Lesson Plans
Digital Design & Media Production's newly revised TEKS incorporated a new digital component that requires the appropriate use of videography equipment and techniques. This session provides you with two complete lesson plans to satisfy standard 126.41.(6)(G)(i), (ii), (iii), and (iv). Student samples and links to all materials will be included.

Presenters
avatar for Jo Cadena

Jo Cadena

Tech Apps Teacher, Klein ISD
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Mona Lincoln

Klein ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18A

10:30am

Principles of Information Technology = 6 Hours of College Computer Science Credit
In this session, participants will learn how one school is transforming Principles of Information Technology to fulfill the mission of STEM education by inspiring our students to enter the computer science field at the University level. Learn how 106 high school freshmen students are earning 6 hours of computer science credit from the partner university. Lessons learned will be covered as well as an integration of the PBL approach in the classroom.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18C

10:30am

Tech Integration with Dr. Seuss
Technology integration based on the literary works of Dr Seuss. The types of integration used include various iPad apps, web 2.0 tools, desktop publishing, student publishing, word processing, powerpoint, Excell, storytelling, digital photography and digital videos, animation, multimedia applications and reading digital and traditional books.


Presenters
avatar for Elzene Barton

Elzene Barton

Special Education Teacher, Robinson ISD
I have taught special education for 20 years. Technology is a natural fit for special education kids as they are not typically pencil and paper learners although most kids are not anymore. I am very passionate about teaching especially students with unique needs. I love finding ways to "turn the light on" for each of my students.
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Colette Pledger

Robinson ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 12A

10:30am

Why STEM? Why Now?
In this session math teachers will have the opportunity to explore how STEM problem solving experiences can help math students acquire math skills. Participants will leave with resources to begin these strategies in their classrooms.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 19AB

10:30am

Windows into the Career Classroom
This session will focus on the tools, competencies, and skills required in high-wage, high-growth, and creative professions.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 11AB

11:00am

Using Google for AT Evals
Get some tips on using the free tools Google offers, such as Google Forms and Google Docs, for increasing productivity in the gathering and organizing of information associated with conducting assistive technology evaluations.

Presenters
avatar for Lorrie Garcia

Lorrie Garcia

Assistive Technology Specialist, North East ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
AT Playground (10C)

11:30am

24/7 Evernote: Remember Everything (repeat)
Premium Registration Required.

This is the free system you need to manage your digital life so you can "remember everything" and store, access, and share information from anywhere. Explore along as we create notes, add photos and audio, share notes, tag notes for future searches, access notes on multiple devices, and so much more. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop.

Presenters
avatar for Jim Holland

Jim Holland

Arlington ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 6A

11:30am

5 Minutes of Creativity
Premium Registration Required.

We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century, and yet with all our other demands, it can be a challenging to make it a regular part of the day. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with five minutes and a bit of technology. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 9C

11:30am

A Practical Guide to Apps
Premium Registration Required.

In this hands-on session, the presenters will walk attendees step-by-step through 10 of the most popular productivity apps in education, including PicCollage, Splice, Zapd, Haiku Deck, Trading Cards, StoryKit, Snapguide, Baiboard, and Explain Everything. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Kimberly Boyd

Educational Technology Specialist, Fort Bend ISD
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Kay Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Fort Bend ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 9B

11:30am

Augmented Reality: Layer Learning
Premium Registration Required.

Aurasma is a QR code on steroids that allows for high levels of learning with Augmented Reality. Attach a video to any static image on a wall, book, computer screen, etc. Single tap the video to access a third layer with google docs, online surveys, quizzes or open ended questions. Preferred device: iPad, Mac or PC laptop

Presenters
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Jill Compher

Northwest ISD
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Charles Cooper

Northwest ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 4A

11:30am

Get Heard: Apple's GarageBand
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to use Apple's GarageBand to create and produce studio-quality podcasts recording vocal tracks. You will learn how to integrate built-in musical jingles for background polish through audio editing and mixing.

Presenters
MB

Michael Benavides

North East ISD
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Elizabeth Nelson

North East ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 10B

11:30am

Google Docs in the Elementary Classroom
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to successfully use Google Docs in the elementary classroom for online, real-time collaboration. Address integrating technology into the K-5 classroom, use STEM based projects, and encourage real-world problem solving and teamwork using technology/project-based lessons. Preferred device: PC laptop with Google installed


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 6B

11:30am

SMART Notebook App for iPad is Fun
Premium Registration Required.

The SMART Notebook app is a great tool for your classroom. This app can be used as a substitute for a SMART Board with the same type of interaction. Many of the features of Notebook are incorporated into this app, and, best of all, it's inexpensive. Download the app and come ready to be engaged. Preferred device: iPad 2 or above

Presenters
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Jaime Donally

EdTech Presenter, Founder of EdChange Global & Global Maker Day
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. She provides staff development and training on all areas of technology integration. She enjoys encouraging teachers to step out of the bounds of the classroom walls, and embrace new ways of engaging... Read More →
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Lisa Jackson

Tyler ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 8C

11:30am

Adobe Acrobat
Premium Registration Required.

Adobe Acrobat enables you to create PDFs, which are the Internet standard for document storage and retrieval. Learn how to create PDFs and enhance them with bookmarks, thumbnails, layers, graphics, links, and more. Also learn how to create interactive forms which can be shared with people online. You will also learn about enhanced OCR, Portfolios, and Acrobat Connect. Preferred device: any

Presenters
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Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 10A

11:30am

Advanced Google Apps
Premium Registration Required

Whether you want to flip your classroom, implement PBL, or just make your classroom more engaging, join us for this fast-paced session. You’ll learn and practice advanced features of Google Apps and leave with many great ideas.

Presenters
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Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
I enjoy working with teachers and administrators by helping them integrate technology in innovative ways to engage their students. I like helping teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and tech directors solve problems to make learning with technology more engaging. | | When I'm not at work, I'm probably enjoying being with family, shopping for great thrift finds to upcycle, and spoiling my chickens. | | I'd love to connect... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5A

11:30am

Getting Started with Google, Gently
Premium Registration Required.

This session is for those who need to start at the very beginning. Most teachers and administrators who are new to Google are shocked at how easy it is to use Google Apps. Come see what Google can do for you.

Presenters
TC

Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 8A

11:30am

Photoshop Projects for CTE Teachers
Premium Registration Required.

In this workshop, you will use Adobe Photoshop to create a variety of classroom projects that will help to prepare your students for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam. These lessons will include sample files, video tutorials, and rubrics to be used in your classroom immediately.

Presenters
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Joe Dockery

Teacher, Snoqualmie School District


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5C

11:30am

Tech Activities for Little Folks
Premium Registration Required.

Want to learn how to best utilize the computer and/or mobile devices for K-2 students? Participants will: explore some of the fantastic web resources and apps available for K-2 teachers and students; gain some valuable technology tips and strategies for teaching little folks; and discover a variety of age-appropriate student computer activities that integrate technology.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 9A

11:30am

The Amazing QRace Reloaded
Premium Registration Required.

Experience the behind-the-scenes steps needed to create your own QR adventure race. Based on the 90-min session, The Amazing QRace, you will work through a series of activities to create the necessary pieces to build your very own Amazing QRace.

Presenters
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Jerrad Barczyszyn

Technology Integration Specialist, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
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Richard Lombardo

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas Juvenile Justice Department


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 5B

11:30am

There's an App for That
Premium Registration Required. This hands-on course will allow participants to download and learn about apps for integrating the TEKS for Technology Applications in the elementary classroom. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and create 21st century lessons and learning environments for their students. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Kelly Garner

DSISD GT Specialist, Dripping Springs ISD
I am currently a Gifted and Talented Specialist in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (Texas), where I currently teach 3rd & 4th graders. I co-founded Dripping Springs TechSquad and I am the founder of SUPERGirls, INC at Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs/Austin, TX. SUPERgirls, Inc promotes STEAM for girls in grades 2nd -5th. I have a variety of teaching experiences from high school to kindergarten. I strive to motivate... Read More →
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Stacy Landry

Pre-K Teacher, Teacher Technology Advocate, Dripping Springs ISD
I*heart*technology in the elementary classroom!! | | I have been a Kindergarten teacher in Dripping Springs ISD for 9 1/2 years. This is my fourth year teaching Pre-K. I absolutely LOVE the little ones! | | There is nothing quite as rewarding as experiencing that "aha" moment... It amazes me just how often in Pre-K I am able to witness it. I love hands-on teaching, explorative learning, and giving the children opportunities to spread their... Read More →
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Jennifer Tice

Dripping Springs ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Room 4BC

12:00pm

TEA Update: Resources for Technology Applications
This session will highlight resources and professional development available for teaching and learning Technology Applications.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00am
Room 18A

12:00pm

Bring Teaching to Life with O365
Office 365 is free for education – discover free teaching templates, create lessons and digital notebooks to share online, and conduct video distance learning classes.


Presenters
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Helen Gooch

Microsoft Innovative Educator, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Being in the classroom for 21 years has allowed me to watch technology truly become an integral part of the way educators must do business. Watching the engagement of my students as we infused new tools, devices, and programs into our curriculum kept me on my toes and always ready to learn what technology would be a "best fit" for a particular area in curriculum. That led to my becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator in... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18D

12:00pm

Getting Geeky with It
This presentation will spotlight "Geek Squad," a group of 5th graders who work on technology projects throughout the school year. In particular it will focus on their successful participation in the ePals Smithsonian Invent It Challenge.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 12A

12:00pm

Google Earth in Education
We will explore the many ways to use Google Earth with students. Beginning with the basics of navigating through Google Earth, we will finally arrive at the nuts and bolts of making a tour, and what the ability to create a tour implies for the educator.

Presenters
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Ann Aragon

North East ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18C

12:00pm

Hands-on, Means Minds-on
Step out of the box! Integrate iPad technology on a daily basis. Regardless of subject area or grade level, empower students through blogging, creating videos, distant learning, green screen presentations, etc. Experience how iPads have transformed classrooms and taken student engagement, comprehension and evaluations to the next level.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18B

12:00pm

STEM and Achievement Gap
In this session participants will see how technology and STEM learning experiences are used with English language learners, struggling readers and students with poor math skills. They will see how Discovery and STEM were used in Charlotte NC to decrease the gap between struggling and successful students, as well as to empower teachers.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 19AB

12:00pm

Video Public Service Announcements
In preproduction, students will plan and create a script, draw storyboards, and schedule time for a PSA video project. During production, students will shoot video in relation to the script, storyboards, and schedule. In post production student will edit the raw video and organize it into a 30 second public service announcement.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11AB

1:15pm

3D Projects to Get Hooked On
Learn some cool project ideas to use in your 3D Animation Classes. These projects can be modified for any software Blender, Maya, etc. They can also be modified to work with 2D animation if needed as well.

Presenters
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Kelly Munro

CTE Department Chair, Frisco ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 11AB

1:15pm

Closer to Singularity
Explore how humanity is moving towards the Singularity. Constant changes in mobile and wearable technology is quickly merging humanity with machine.

This session will help you experience the future now.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18B

1:15pm

Game Design with Scratch
Scratch is a free programming language developed by and made available through MIT. What makes Scratch unique is the way it allows students to easily create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.

Come and learn how Scratch can be applied across the curriculum.


Presenters
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Juan Orozco

Pflugerville ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 12A

1:15pm

Gamification: Avoid the Epic Fail
Explore how game theories in a non-game environment can revolutionize your classroom. Gamification is the total immersion of your class into an interactive environment. We will learn many aspects of gamification, and collaborate about successes and epic failures. Learn new tools, while using your old tools, so students can craft everlasting tools.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18D

1:15pm

Managing the Connected Classroom
Are you ready to manage an iDevice? What about a cart of classroom iDevices? How about a classroom full of students with iDevices? This session outlines the training plan for our 1:1 5th grade program as well as shares strategies from our successes and failures. Be inspired with confidence for leading a room of connected learners.

Presenters
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Dale Lockett

District Technology Specialist, Southwest ISD
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Dodie Maddox

Southwest ISD, Southwest ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18C

1:15pm

Middle School Computer Projects
This presentation will include example of Microsoft Office projects (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MovieMaker) projects to do with middle school students in computer applications.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18A

1:15pm

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Digital Storytelling continues to be one of the hottest topics amongst educators, but who has time to spend 2 weeks in the computer lab? We'll look at new models of digital storytelling that focus on shot-form stories, YouTube style. By studying what viral videos we love on sites like YouTube and breaking them down, we can replicate the common elements and make use of them in the classroom. We'll embrace the remix generation and share ways to tap into their native habits, to inspire new ways for them to express their learning!

Presenters
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Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 19AB

1:15pm

Teaching and Therapy with Lasers, Lights and Music?
Beamz is an interactive music system that uses laser beams to trigger the sounds of hundreds of instruments, sound effects, music clips, animals, insects, and much more. Beamz is universally designed so it is accessible to students of all learning and physical abilities, and it's interactive whiteboard and switch accessible, too.

Presenters
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Mary Jo Barry

Region 4 ESC


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
AT Playground (10C)

1:15pm

Tech Ninjas! (repeat)
Come learn from The Three Tech Ninjas (and a few of their friends) about all of the awesome technology tools available, many of which are free. We'll share a few of our favorites, show you how we use them in our classroom, and give you tons more to try out on your own.

Presenters
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Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 12B

1:30pm

Free Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Premium Registration Required.

This interactive session shares specific ways District 214 teachers have used free Web 2.0 tools for engaging students in authentic learning. Attendees see some of the best classroom models offered by our teachers, and will also receive materials for both staff development and parent/community education. Preferred device: any Wi-Fi enabled device

Presenters
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Gabriella Stetz Jackson

Township High School District 214, IL
JT

Joseph Taylor

Township High School District 214, IL


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 10B

1:30pm

Hangout with Goomodo
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to successfully blend Google Apps for Education and Edmodo into a flipped classroom and blended professional development. Simulate blended learning with Google Hangouts while integrating other tools like Educreations and EdCanvas. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4A

1:30pm

Learning Unplugged: The iPad Effect
Premium Registration Required.

This session will investigate the functional integration of the iPad in a variety of PreK-16 educational settings. Discover how to leverage the iPad and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy to engage diverse learners, individualize curriculum, assess learning, and much more. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Kimberly LaPrairie

Sam Houston State University
MR

Marilyn Rice

Sam Houston State University


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 9B

1:30pm

Ready for BYOD?
Premium Registration Required.

Is your district or campus BYOT? Come learn how you can effectively implement BYOT/BYOD in your classroom with integration projects, classroom management tips, and lesson plans. Preferred device: Android, iPad, iPhone, or laptop

Presenters
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Rachelle Wooten

Digital Learning Coach, Fort Bend ISD
Rachelle Wooten is an Educational Technology Specialist with Fort Bend ISD. She is also a SMART Exemplary Educator and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is a former Speech Communication Teacher and Debate coach. Her passion is facilitating a professional development experience that empowers teachers with innovative solutions to reach their students. She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 8C

1:30pm

Sassy SAMR Toolkit
Premium Registration Required.

Add a little flare to your knowledge and "app-lication" of SAMR. Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize immediately in their iClassroom. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6B

1:30pm

SymbalooEDU
Premium Registration Required.

Are you searching for an easy way to organize websites for your students? Leave this workshop with lots of QR code activities for all subjects and grade levels.

Presenters
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Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
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Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 9C

1:30pm

Top 10: Android in the Classroom
Premium Registration Required.

Using Android-based devices in your classroom? Educators from an Android 1:1 school will discuss our top 10 apps as they pertain to teaching and learning and present educational strategies for utilizing each app in the classroom. Preferred device: Android

Presenters
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ConnectU

Technology Director, Melissa ISD
AE

Alex Eichel

Melissa ISD
AR

Alissa Royal

Melissa ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6A

2:30pm

Apps for Innovative Learning
Innovation Academy teachers will share how students have been able to integrate ipad applications such as "Quark DesignPad", "1-2-3D Sculpts", and "iMovie" into interdisciplinary Project Based Learning (PBL) experience. The University of Texas at Tyler Innovation Academy is a STEM based university charter school.



Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 11AB

2:30pm

Creating Interactive Textbooks
Using www.ck12.org participants will create, edit and personalize a lesson. Lessons will include videos and pictures to aid in engaging students. Incorporated within CK12 is curriculum from various disciplines. If your subject is not listed, you have the option of creating a book from scratch.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 18C

2:30pm

ITS About Making Sense of the TEKS
Scared to admit you aren’t sure how to interpret the new K-5 Technology TEKS? Then, once you understand the Technology TEKS are you feeling overwhelmed at how to integrate them into your existing curriculum? Come learn what C-FBISD is doing to help answer these questions.



Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 12A

2:30pm

Mobile Device Fashion Show: Accessorize
Ever wonder what a bubcap is? Find out at this interactive showcase of hardware and accessories for mobile devices. Come for a truly hands-on experience to learn about helpful, cost effective options and see how to select appropriate accessories for learners in your classroom.

Presenters
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Cristen Reat

Easter Seals Greater Houston


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AT Playground (10C)

2:30pm

Technology Tools in Kinder!
Technology will enhance kinder student's academics. We will talk about ways to seamlessly integrate technology in the hands of 5 and 6 year olds. We will demonstrate how to integrate multiple technology tools into workstations, Daily 5, small group, and independent work. Your technology will be like having another teacher in the classroom.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 12B

2:30pm

Videos Made Easy (repeat)
Want easy student made videos? Want to create your own videos to flip your classroom? Want an easy screen casting software to walk students though a math problem? Want to build a better sense of community on your campus with an easy Lip Dub? This session will show you easy ways to integrate video creation into your classroom.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 18A

2:30pm

Widgets, Gadgets, and Geekbumps
This session will explore the latest and greatest from around the world of technology. From cutting edge learning technologies to flying cars, nothing is off limits! Caution: This session may cause heart palpitations, tingling in extremities and a rapid loss of income.

Presenters
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Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 19AB

2:30pm

Piloting AP Computer Science Principles
A new AP computer science course, Computer Science Principles, has been developed and is in its first of three years of pilot testing. Find out about the early experiences and how to prepare yourself and your school for the 2016-17 school year, the first year that the new exam will "go live." (Not replacing AP-A.)

Presenters
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Owen Astrachan

Duke University, Raleigh, NC
BD

Bill Dunklau

Lakehill Preparatory School


Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 18D

3:00pm

iPads 101
If you're new to the iPad world, join us for some quick tips and tricks, important how-tos, and must-have apps in this fast and furious overview session. Walk away with new ideas for both personal and professional use.

Presenters
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Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 13AB

3:00pm

First Timers' Session
Not just for first timers, this presentation gives you the tips and tricks to navigating TCEA 2014 to ensure you maximize your time, gaining the most professional development, networking, and resource-gathering possible.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 18B

3:15pm

Bare is Beautiful: Software Naked
Premium Registration Required.

Let's run around in our classrooms with nothing but our web-browsers on; ditch the software and come play with us. Don't miss the chance to teach students to create and design and practice 21st Century Skills using free online utilities, including sites and web-apps that don’t care what operating system is being used.

Presenters
TC

Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting
KG

Kanon Gourault

@MadameGourault
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Jessica Johnston, Brenham ISD

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brenham ISD
Jessica Johnston is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Brenham ISD and author of EdTechChic.com. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Teacher. Jessica spent 7 years in the classroom as a 5th grade science teacher before joining the world of educational technology. Jessica enjoys building her PLN through social media, collaborating with other passionate educators and sharing how the use of technology can transform... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 5A

3:15pm

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi
Premium Registration Required.

Have you wondered what all the fuss was, but have been too afraid to dive in? Bring your own Raspberry Pi, USB power cable, and SD card, and we will walk through the steps of building your own Raspberry Pi.


Presenters
DG

Dwight Goodwin

Cedar Hill ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 8A

3:15pm

Chrome Apps to Demystify PLC
Premium Registration Required.

Looking for ways to make sure that instructional planning time is collaboratively organized, executed, and shared? Need to get teacher tech buy-in? Participants will learn how to utilize Chrome apps to ensure productive workflows in Professional Learning Communities. Preferred device: Chromebook, Mac or PC laptop

Presenters
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Rafranz Davis

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
Rafranz is an instructional technology specialist for a Dallas/Fort Worth area school district. As an advocate for passion-based learning, Rafranz uses her experience as a secondary math educator to help teachers integrate technology using innovative teaching strategies aimed at empowering students to be autonomous learners.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 4A

3:15pm

Get TechFAT: Tech-Based Assessment
Premium Registration Required.

Getting TechFAT is okay! TechFAT stands for Tech-Based Formative Assessment Tools, and you will learn about various Web 2.0 tools like Socrative, Mentimeter, Infuse Learning, and more. Experience real-world examples of these tools in action, see how to get students excited about learning, and set up your own accounts. Preferred device: any Wi-Fi enabled device.

Presenters
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Mark Dunk

Educational Technology Specialist, Pearland ISD
I'm @unklar on Twitter. I'm a former high school chemistry and physics teacher who loves educational technology but does not yet know what he wants to be when he grows up. I'm a Texas Aggie, Class of '80 (WHOOP!). I enjoy reading, social media, working on my small farm, riding my John Deere tractor, and spending quality time with my family. I'm a CrossFitter and a geocacher. Let's talk tech!
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Michelle Leggett

Educational Technology, Pearland ISD
Inspiring learners to find passion in their work and use technology to get the best possible outcome.
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Debbie Sitler

IT, Pearland ISD
I have worked in education for the past 35 years, thirty-two of those being with Pearland ISD. My classroom went from a lone computer to using computers in a lab setting and laptops on a mobile cart. After observing the positive impact technology had on student learning, I obtained a Masters in Instructional Technology. My excitement in seeing the positive benefits that technology added to my own classroom led me to the role of district... Read More →
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Tangila Webb

Educational Technology Specialist, Pearland ISD
Tangila is a single mother of two wonderful young men with a passion for teaching and learning. She began her teaching career as a secondary science teacher of grades six through eight and did this for 11 years. During this time she demonstrated an aptitude and a passion for using technology with her students and was encouraged by her Instructional Technology Specialist to apply for the same type of position and the rest as they say is... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 8C

3:15pm

Go Paperless, Go Edmodo
Premium Registration Required.

Get techy with classroom social networking and get rid of paper handouts, copies, and excessive piles of homework. Students will enjoy the functionality of Edmodo at school and at home, and teachers will appreciate the secure learning environment and easy sharing of content.

Presenters
AA

Angela Arledge

Hallsville ISD
CE

Christine Eagen

Hallsville ISD
AG

Amy Gomillion

Hallsville ISD
LN

Lynette Nel

Hallsville ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 9A

3:15pm

Going Off Paper and Online
Premium Registration Required.

Words become much more powerful when paired with music, images, or motion. Students put poems into Animotos, expository and personal narrative essays into Glossi magazines, research reports into Glogsters, and more. Each take words off paper and online to truly allow students to express themselves creatively. Preferred device: any Wi-Fi enabled device

Presenters
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Becky Gage

Iowa Park CISD
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Holly Hawkins

Iowa Park CISD
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Stephanie Roberts

Iowa Park CISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 6A

3:15pm

Make and Take, Tech Style
Premium Registration Required.

Gain a better understanding integrating technology. Attendees will participate in a technology make and take and have something ready to take home and implement right away. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop

Presenters
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Christine Moore

Galveston College


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 9C

3:15pm

Projects to Wow You in Illustrator
Premium Registration Required.

We will show you the best projects used in our Graphic Design class on Adobe Illustrator. These are beginner projects. If you are new to the topic this is the workshop for you.

Presenters
avatar for Paulette Roundtree

Paulette Roundtree

Multimedia Instructor & Robotics Coordinator, Corsicana ISD
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Karla Swanson

Corsicana ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 5C

3:15pm

SketchUp Basics (and a Little More)
Premium Registration Required.

SketchUp is an awesome, totally free program that can be used to make rough drawings or to make detailed 3D model. This session will teach you SketchUp, including some advanced stuff.

Presenters
avatar for Patrick O'Neil

Patrick O'Neil

Instructional Technology Specialist, Prosper ISD
Patrick is the PHS Instructional Technology Specialist. He graduated from Clarion University of PA in 2000 with a degree in Secondary Education/Communication Arts, and a minor in Acting; this means in he can teach English, Theatre Arts, Television Production, and Speech. He was a Theatre Arts teacher for 12 years; before becoming PHS's Instructional Technology Specialist.


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 5B

3:15pm

SMARTer Ideas for Content Creation
Premium Registration Required.

Learn new techniques to create multimedia presentations for special populations. Link sound, hyperlink web pages, and use Internet browsers. Get familiar with the SMART recorder and page recording to engage all learners.

Presenters
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Linda Rush

Notre Dame School


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 8B

3:15pm

Take Those Digital Photos and Have Some Fun
Premium Registration Required.

You've taken tons of digital photos of your students, so now what? We've got lots of ideas including Web 2.0 sites and craft projects using digital pictures and prints.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 10A

3:15pm

Put Some STEAM into Your Curriculum
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how your students can create a reference tool using Evernote to collect information from anywhere and store it in a single place that is accessible from any device. Evernote then allows tagging, searching, and sharing to create an authentic, cross-curricular resource that will span an entire educational career. Preferred device: any mobile device permitted

Presenters
avatar for Janet Couvillion

Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD
avatar for Chris Lofgren

Chris Lofgren

4th grade teacher, Eanes ISD
4th grade 1:1 teacher, maker, coder, designer


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 6B

3:15pm

QR Codes: So Last Year? No Way.
Premium Registration Required.

Move from station to station to experience different ideas for using QR codes in your classroom, library, and school. Look at different generators and what features they offer. Then, brainstorm with others to create your own QR code ideas for your classroom. Preferred device: iPad or laptop

Presenters
avatar for Mary Kuterbach

Mary Kuterbach

Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, Christ the King/Diocese of Dallas
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Carol Mayo

Coordinator of Professional Development, Catholic Schools Office


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 10B

3:15pm

Teaching Kids Digital Citizenship
Premium Registration Required.

Are your students good digital citizens? Join Common Sense Media to learn about free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum for K-12. The curriculum is research-based, NETS-S aligned, and offers parent resources. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop, or tablet


Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 4BC

3:15pm

There's an App for That (repeat)
Premium Registration Required.

This hands-on course will allow participants to download and learn about apps for integrating the TEKS for Technology Applications in the elementary classroom. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and create 21st century lessons and learning environments for their students. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Garner

Kelly Garner

DSISD GT Specialist, Dripping Springs ISD
I am currently a Gifted and Talented Specialist in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (Texas), where I currently teach 3rd & 4th graders. I co-founded Dripping Springs TechSquad and I am the founder of SUPERGirls, INC at Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs/Austin, TX. SUPERgirls, Inc promotes STEAM for girls in grades 2nd -5th. I have a variety of teaching experiences from high school to kindergarten. I strive to motivate... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Landry

Stacy Landry

Pre-K Teacher, Teacher Technology Advocate, Dripping Springs ISD
I*heart*technology in the elementary classroom!! | | I have been a Kindergarten teacher in Dripping Springs ISD for 9 1/2 years. This is my fourth year teaching Pre-K. I absolutely LOVE the little ones! | | There is nothing quite as rewarding as experiencing that "aha" moment... It amazes me just how often in Pre-K I am able to witness it. I love hands-on teaching, explorative learning, and giving the children opportunities to spread their... Read More →
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Jennifer Tice

Dripping Springs ISD


Tuesday February 4, 2014 3:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 9B

5:00pm

Legislative Panel
In recent sessions, the Texas legislature has taken steps to digitize the learning environment, but challenges still exist. This year's legislative panel will discuss some of the barriers to digital adoption, providing their insight into the causes of and possible solutions to these challenges.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Bergland

Jennifer Bergland

Director of Government Relations, TCEA


Tuesday February 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 18D

5:30pm

TCEA Educator Awards
This event is an Invite-Only.

Outstanding educators are recognized each year with the TCEA Educator Awards and scholarships. TCEA members are encouraged to apply or nominate deserving peers by the fall deadline. To learn more about these opportunities and review the submission details, visit http://www.tcea.org/benefits/educator-awards.

Presenters

Tuesday February 4, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hilton Salon A/B
 
Wednesday, February 5
 

7:00am

First Timers' Session
Not just for first timers, this presentation gives you the tips and tricks to navigating TCEA 2014 to ensure you maximize your time, gaining the most professional development, networking, and resource-gathering possible.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Room 17A

8:00am

Automate Everyday Functions
Use old school and emerging technology to automate your everyday tasks. Want to make sure your devices (security cameras, servers, remote environmental units, etc.) are up and running? Using tools that are standard in a Windows environment, learn how to check and report on these and other types of devices.

Presenters
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Russell Ivey

Gilmer ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 11AB

8:00am

Broadcasting Guide for Beginners
Attendees will learn the basics of setting up a broadcasting program in schools. Basic information such as the structure, curriculum connections, and numerous studio activities such as daily announcements, classroom and school-wide activities will be discussed.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Hoff

Linda Hoff

Community ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 16A

8:00am

Chromebooks: Classes in the Cloud
See the powerful projects that students can create by using Chromebooks in the classroom. These devices have an amazing battery life, boot quickly, and are always up-to-date. Web-based tools are awesome for collaboration and most of them are free.

Presenters
avatar for Kenny Pinkerton

Kenny Pinkerton

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
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Jana Pounds

Arlington ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 16B

8:00am

Cruising to Online Safety
Discover how to prepare K-5 students for the ever-evolving digital world by helping them learn digital responsibility and digital citizenship skills. Resources and lessons will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 15

8:00am

Dive Deep with the New Discover Education
Dive into the new Discovery Education! We'll fill the gaps with helpful information on navigating, talk about the new and exciting enhancements, and uncover some resources that you never knew you had! From the TEKS search to the QuickList and all new My Content, this session will prepare you to springboard into deeper Discovery Education integration in your classroom.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Hilton Salon C

8:00am

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Effective Security Policies for Your 1:1 Deployments
Devices in the classroom need to be used properly and effectively. At the same time, social media and educational games are requirements for the 21st century classroom, yet teachers often find themselves frustrated by school web-filters that block valuable educational content. Learn about security concerns in implementing a 1:1 program and hear real-life accounts of the challenges and successes involved.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18A

8:00am

Failure to Innovate
Explore strategies and resources to foster innovation, creativity, and inventiveness by giving students opportunities to explore exciting technologies, such as Scratch, Makey Makey, Picoboard, LittleBits, and LEGO robotics.

Presenters
avatar for Randy Rodgers

Randy Rodgers

Director of Digital Learning Services, Seguin ISD
"Do...or do not. There is no try." | --Yoda | | What an amazing, exciting time to be an educator! Never before have we had access to the information and resources for learning that exist today, and it is just going to get bigger and better tomorrow. Our students will be more connected, have unimaginably diverse experiences, and have different expectations for how we do business. If our students are going to become the movers and shakers of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 19A

8:00am

Get a Clue with Digital Learning
This presentation will offer a practical blueprint for equipping 21st century digital learners based on the ISTE NETS-S. A re-configured computer lab became a new collaborative learning center on a budget. Students used a plethora of Web 2.0 tools, with Google Drive being the primary collaborative platform for Project-Based Learning.

Presenters
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Bobette Hettich

Abilene Christian Schools


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 18C

8:00am

Google Plus: One Innovative Culture
Google Plus is one of the latest social media platforms. Participants will learn how to use Google Plus and various PBL strategies in order to increase student academic achievement. This session will cover many strategies and techniques that promote a healthy social media culture in schools.

Presenters
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Amber Jackson

Dallas ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 14

8:00am

Got EduGame? (K-8)
Research validates that gaming is important in education. The free, web-based games we play are kid-tested and teacher-approved, directly supporting curriculum standards for grades K-8.


Presenters
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Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 12B

8:00am

iPads 101
If you’re new to the iPad world, join us for some quick tips and tricks, important how-to’s, and must-have apps in this fast and furious overview session.

Presenters
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by the state of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 17B

8:00am

iTeach Early Childhood
Learn about some great creation apps that are geared toward the little ones which help boost higher-level thinking skills. Students will learn how to edit photos, create their own books, and even make interactive games to share with their classmates.


Presenters
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Dusty Roden

Lamar CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 19B

8:00am

TEA: Professional Development
Statewide professional development includes over 100 online courses for teachers can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and at no cost. This session will provide valuable information about these online courses and how technology plays a critical role in ongoing professional development.

Presenters
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Kerry Ballast

Texas Education Agency


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 13AB

8:00am

World Connections in Classrooms
Where do teachers find experts and reliable connections around the world? Meet with some teachers from Australia, Puerto Rico, and more countries to talk about making these connections and learn where to find more possibilities.

Presenters
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Lyn Baker

Healesville High School, Yarra Glen, NSW, Australia
DH

Dorovic Hernandez

Ponce, Puerto Rico
CT

Carol Teitelman

Coordinator, Distance Learning, Region 13 ESC
distance learning, collaborative projects


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 12A

8:00am

Benefits of Microsoft Office 365
As students and staff become more mobile, their need for true Office applications must go with them. This presentation and workshop explores one of the largest Office 365 roleouts in the nation. A case study of the successful DISD project and the benefits of a full Office 365 implementation will be explored and demonstrated.

Presenters
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Steve Krog

Dallas ISD
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Gray Salada

Dallas ISD
GS

Gary Shuman

Exec Director of Network Services, Dallas ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 17A

8:00am

Flipped PD: Inspire, Motivate, Learn
Want to turn your professional development on its head? Try flipping it! Come discover how we transformed professional development in our technology department through our Apple Core Teacher Academy. Explore the variety of tools and applications used, the training sequence, and innovative ways to successfully provide professional development.

Presenters
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Tanya Heard

Fort Bend ISD
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Rachelle Wooten

Digital Learning Coach, Fort Bend ISD
Rachelle Wooten is an Educational Technology Specialist with Fort Bend ISD. She is also a SMART Exemplary Educator and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is a former Speech Communication Teacher and Debate coach. Her passion is facilitating a professional development experience that empowers teachers with innovative solutions to reach their students. She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), SXSWedu... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 18D

8:00am

SMART Collaborative Classroom
Experience a true collaborative classroom. We will see use of the SMART Board alongside personal devices in where they become collaborate devices. Attendees will leave having experienced a SMART Collaborative Classroom.

Presenters
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Luis Morales

SMART Technologies


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 18B

8:00am

How Do I Do That? Going Paperless
Premium Registration Required.

This workshop on working towards an integrated, paperless classroom will engage students with technology and eliminate clutter for the teacher. We will provide apps and sites teachers can use to accomplish online grading, student portfolios, and assignments without paper. Preferred device: Android or iPad

Presenters
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Elaine Baker

Pasadena ISD
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Paula Sklenarik

Campus Technology Specialist, Pasadena ISD / Pasadena HIgh


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 9C

8:00am

I Found It
Premium Registration Required.

The facilitators of learning and innovation from DSISD will share best mobile technology usage and practices for facilitating research in a first through fifth grade classroom. They will also share ways for students to create engaging and enriching presentations for sharing their research with others. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Katie Hollis

Katie Hollis

Facilitator of Learning and Innovation, Rooster Springs Elementary School
I am the Facilitator of Learning and Innovation (FLI) at Rooster Springs Elementary School in Dripping Springs, Texas. For the past four years, I have been a second grade teacher, and I have loved every moment of being in the classroom. This is a brand new position in Dripping Springs ISD and I am very excited to take on this challenge. As a FLI it is my mission to empower students and teachers in discovering their passions through experiences... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Mahany

Lindsey Mahany

Facilitator of Learning and Innovation, Dripping Springs ISD
avatar for Marisa Vickery

Marisa Vickery

Facilitator of Learning & Innovation, Dripping Springs ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 4BC

8:00am

Let's Get Chromified
Premium Registration Required.

Participants will learn the best Chrome apps and extensions as well as how they can be integrated for administration, staff, students, and teachers. This session will focus on what separates Chrome from other browsers. Preferred device: any device permitted with Chrome.

Presenters
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 10B

8:00am

Let's Integrate in Graphic Design
Premium Registration Required. We will use the skills the students learn in Graphic Design and Illustration to create one big final project. We will integrate Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Presenters
avatar for Paulette Roundtree

Paulette Roundtree

Multimedia Instructor & Robotics Coordinator, Corsicana ISD
KS

Karla Swanson

Corsicana ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 5B

8:00am

Lucy, You Got Some Explaining to Do
Premium Registration Required.

Teach your students to explain their thoughts, thinking, and learning in a presentation in minutes using Explain Everything. Turn presentations into videos, then save them to camera roll, send to YouTube, or send finished products to your district's server using WebDav. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Tara Rocha

Tara Rocha

Digital Learning Specialist, Fort Bend ISD
My passion is teaching. I teach to inspire those who I work with and the kids lives that I touch. I strive to learn new things and look for ways that I can bring it to my department and the teachers that I work with. I have a total of 15 years in education, with four years in Educational Technology. I left the classroom when I had three small children back to back and it wasn't until my last couple of years in the classroom that I really became... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 6A

8:00am

Not Secret Code: Add Pics to Forms
Premium Registration Required.

In this session, we will learn various ways to manipulate the code of a Google Form in order to add in images as answer choices. The current version of Google Forms allows for images to be added, but limits the way in which creators can include images as part of an assessment. Participants must be familiar with creating Forms. Preferred device: Chromebook or PC laptop

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hutchison

Ruth Hutchison

Instructional Technologist, Huntsville ISD
avatar for Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell

Instructional Technology Specialist, Huntsville ISD
Googlephile, former English teacher, lifelong learner, advocate, political junkie, and problem solver. I get geeked out about learning new techie things, especially Google things. I am a founding member of the Techs4Tex Foundation, a member of the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees, and a proud member of the Texas State Teachers Association. If I don't know the answers, I just surround myself with people who probably will!
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Melissa Thornton

Teacher, Huntsville ISD
I have been in Huntsville ISD since 1990 as a Theatre Teacher and an Itech. I love technology, people, and new things. I want to be there to help make other teachers' jobs easier. I'm also a bit of a nerd, but that's cool.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 8C

8:00am

Peer to Peer Writing and Publishing
Premium Registration Required.

When writing for peers instead of their teachers, student writing becomes more relevant. Throw in some awesome digital tools, and student writing comes alive. Explore tools in this student-blogging, online-storyboarding, screenwriting, choice-making, collaborative co-writing, eBook-publishing, writing adventure. Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop, or tablet

Presenters
avatar for Jim Holland

Jim Holland

Arlington ISD
avatar for Margaret Resendez

Margaret Resendez

School Media Specialist, Arlington ISD
I'm a second year school librarian with a passion for technology integration. Ask me about makerspace, networking, blended learning with Canvas, and what I'm reading!


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 6B

8:00am

Social Media for Schools
Premium Registration Required.

Engage your school community through social media. Social media is an easy and friendly way for schools to connect with families and community, yet it is often avoided by schools due to misconceptions and fear of the unknown. Preferred device: laptop, phone, or tablet

Presenters
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Sydney Bramer

Keller ISD
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Melissa Gresham

Teacher, Keller ISD
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Carrie Jackson

Keller ISD
JM

Jodi Mills

Keller ISD
AW

Angela Wilson

Keller ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 4A

8:00am

They All Have iPads. Now What?
Premium Registration Required.

This will be a session for those just starting out with iPads in the classroom. Learn about 15 free apps or tools that can help you transform your instruction. Demonstrations of each app will be presented and ideas for using them in all grade levels will be shared. Preferred device: iPad

Presenters
avatar for Jason Bengs

Jason Bengs

Principal, Clinton Schools


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 9B

8:00am

Camp-SIG Meeting with Breakfast
Pre-Register for Event During Convention Registration.

Camp-SIG (Campus Technology Specialists Group) provides assistance and networking opportunities for campus instructional technologists. Members include instructional technologists, campus technology coordinators, district or campus technology trainers, technology specialists, and classroom teachers interested in better integrating technology in their core curriculum. Attendance to this breakfast is free with active Camp-SIG membership. Annual dues are $10. Pre-registration is required; however, limited seating may be available. Inquire at the door for availability.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Hilton Room 406

8:00am

Learning, By Design
Designing meaningful opportunities for learning is the challenge that all educators share. We'll lead you through the process of design thinking and how it can be applied to the development of 21st century learning opportunities.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 9:45am
Digital Square

8:00am

Adobe InDesign CS6 Fundamentals
Premium Registration Required.

If you are a creative writing, journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or CTE Educator, or if you would like to create your organization’s newsletter, you can easily learn to publish like the pros in this hands-on workshop. Learn Adobe InDesign tools, navigation, frames, how to work with graphics, text, and more, with a few design tips along the way.

Presenters
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Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5C

8:00am

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 A - Z
Premium Registration Required.

This is a must for everyone who teaches Adobe Premiere Pro. I will cover the new features in CS6 and share detailed lessons on basic and advanced editing techniques. All this material will be packaged in video tutorials and engaging examples.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Dockery

Joe Dockery

Teacher, Snoqualmie School District


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 10A

8:00am

Digital Portfolios Made Easy
Premium Registration Required.

Have you thought about implementing digital portfolios, but weren't sure what tools and procedures to use? In this session, you'll discover how a couple of simple tricks can turn Google Blog into the perfect interface for digital portfolios.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 9A

8:00am

From Duplo to NXT, LEGO STEM Solutions through the Ages
Premium Registration Required A morning of STEM exploration with Lego Duplo, WeDo, NXT kits, and curriculum. Participants will think, design, create, program, and experiment their way through Lego Education. #verticalalignment #pbl #differentiation

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 5A

8:00am

Integrating Technology in the Story
Premium Registration Required.

Free websites and technology you have support and engage students successfully K-12 computer science. Join us in learning how critical it is for today's learners to integrate technology into lessons. We will take a book report activity through several media iterations: text to image, to video, to animation, and back.


Presenters
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James Post

Palacios ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8A

8:00am

SMART Lessons: Catch the Vision
Premium Registration Required.

This workshop will show you how to create purposeful lessons each with an introduction, direct teaching, interactive practice, and reinforcement. Learn how to create meaningful lessons with all levels of SMART Notebook 11.

Presenters
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Karen Compere

MS Math Teacher, Trinity Christian Academy
SMART Technology
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Mendy Hayes

Trinity Christian Academy


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 8B

8:00am

Microsoft Educator Academy
Premium Registration Required This engaging Academy will support educators use of Microsoft products, resources, and free tools in education. You will learn how to get more out of the products your district already owns as well as the chance to enhance or build a new lesson plan using the research-based 21st Century Learning Design framework. All session will be hands-on, interactive and led by a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) trainer. Bring your own device (Windows-based computer) and a lesson plan or lesson idea. Topics Include: - 21st Century Learning Design, learning dimensions rubrics - Curriculum building and collaboration using OneNote - Getting more out of the Office Suite with Office Web Apps and SkyDrive - Living in a mobile society – how using free cloud services increases your productivity and student collaboration - Simple and easy-to-use free tools to engage students and save you time


Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hilton Room 410

9:00am

Delivering the Technology Literacy Assessment (Regions 1-5)
This session is for schools and districts from Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 who have signed up to deliver the TCEA and Learning.com 8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment. This session will walk you through the process of setting up and administering the assessment.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
M2

9:00am

Opening Keynote 'Queen Bees & Wannabes: Navigating the New Realities of Girl World and Boy World'
Featuring Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times best-selling author

When first published, Rosalind Wiseman’s New York Times best-selling book Queen Bees and Wannabes launched readers head-first into a world where teens face the everyday trials of cliques, frenemies, reputations, gossip, rebellion, bullying, crushes, and relationships. While these issues continue to play out among young people, recent advancements in technology and media have – for better or worse – profoundly altered the speed and ways in which boys and girls communicate. Humiliating photographs can spread around an entire school as fast as the click of a mouse; private conversations become public information when posted to Facebook; and kids are fed media messages everywhere from their cell phone texts to video games to YouTube. Wiseman guides you through the transformations in the adolescent landscape over the past several years, and you will learn concrete strategies for helping children navigate conflict ethically and with social competence.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom D

9:15am

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education
Did you know that Discovery Education Streaming has videos, an interactive atlas, dynamic calendar, thousands of quiz questions, images, speeches, and sound effects? Did you know that Discovery Education is also accessible on the iPad without an app? From English to STEM, you will walk away from this session with hundreds of new integration strategies for the new Discovery Education Streaming!

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Hilton Salon C

9:15am

Android Deployment: What Not to Do
After deploying Android tablets to every teacher in our district as well as every middle school student, we are ready to discuss what not to do with your device deployment. We will also share our deployment and management strategies as well as our successes.

Presenters
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ConnectU

Technology Director, Melissa ISD
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Staci Kalmbacher

Melissa ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 16A

9:15am

Bloggers Lead the Way
This session will discuss how instructional leaders can use blogging as a platform for collaboration, inspiration, and professional development. We'll talk about starting a blog, educational blogging topics, and ways to increase number of readers.

Presenters
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Amy Van Horn

Community ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 12A

9:15am

Build Your Own Virtual Classroom
Moodle complexity have you down? Wish you could just use the low-hanging fruit of the web world -- wikis, blogs, free discussion forums -- to build a learning management system that's open and accessible to everyone? Escape the walled garden and learn how to use open web tools.

Presenters
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Miguel Guhlin

East Central ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 13AB

9:15am

Campfires in Cyberspace
As today’s learners gather around the glow of handheld and projected screens, they become both storytellers and listeners. Come experience how their stories serve not only to prove learning (paperless assessment), but also to instruct classmates (peer tutoring). The teacher’s new role? Offer good examples, constructive tips, and generous applause.

Presenters
avatar for Warren Dale

Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18C

9:15am

Curriculum Collision: PBL and Tech
Come see what happens when Project-Based Learning collides with co-teaching and technology. The session will encompass strategies used in integrating technology into the World Geography and English I Project-Based Learning environment. The strategies will include collaborative video editing, presentations, Google Docs, and Google Chromebooks.

Presenters
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Emily Cornelius

Community High School
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Jeremy Soeder

Community ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 16B

9:15am

E-Rate Success: Best Practices
E-Rate deals with planning, organizing, record-keeping, and meeting filing deadlines. This workshop will focus on assembling a powerful team to coordinate all of the intricate processing procedures involved in the program.

Presenters
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Cathey George

Region 12 ESC
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Ginnie Harwood

Region 12 ESC


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 11AB

9:15am

Get Off My iPad
Creating on the iPad is fun and easy. Getting the project off the iPad, not so much. Today's students thrive when they can share their projects and ideas. Come learn a variety of options to quickly pull projects off the iPad for easy grading, sharing, and showcasing!

Presenters
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Mandy Bryan

Lamar CISD
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Paul Wagner

ITS, Lamar Consolidated ISD
I have been in the education field in Texas since 1999. I have worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Lamar Consolidated ISD at the elementary school level since 2007. My passion is to enhance curriculum by incorporating technology seamlessly in the classroom. Technology should not be taught independently. It needs to be infused into the classroom.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 19A

9:15am

Get Your Google On
There’s more to Google than just Search. Learn how to get the most out of Google and all of the free tools Google has to offer. This session will explore the benefits of using GAFE, Google Chrome, and many must-have extensions in the elementary classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Lyndsay Ellison

Lyndsay Ellison

Third Grade Teacher, Anna ISD
avatar for Mindi Vandagriff

Mindi Vandagriff

District Instructional Technologist, Anna ISD
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W.B. Yeats | My passion for teaching and learning spills over into every aspect of my life. Previously an elementary school teacher (primarily 4th grade), I currently serve as the District Instructional Technologist at Anna ISD. Besides being a teacher, one of my greatest accomplishments is earning a Master's Degree in Education Media Design & Technology while being a... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 18A

9:15am

iResearch with iPad
Wondering how to support your students during the research process? Discover iPad apps that are helpful for students for both research and completing projects. Learn what apps for brainstorming, organizing, researching, bibliographies, and project creation will help your students move successfully through the research process.

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Foote

Carolyn Foote

Eanes ISD
Carolyn is a techno-librarian at Westlake High School and fascinated by the changes mobile technology has brought to her 1:1 campus. She is a four time finalist for TCEA's Librarian of the Year Award and was honored as a White House Champion of Change. She's interested in conversation.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 12B

9:15am

Lighten the Backpack
CCISD has found a way to alleviate the necessity of the backpack full of books with its 1:1 initiative. We'll take you on the journey which allows for anytime/anywhere access to digital textbooks for students.

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Hudson

Cathy Hudson

Tech Integration Specialist, Clear Creek ISD
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James Mar

Clear Creek ISD
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Bridget Robinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Clear Creek ISD
With almost 20 years of experience teaching students and training teachers, my goal is to work smarter to engage teachers and enable them to create fun and engaging lessons that catch the fascination of the “Twitch Speed” generation. Currently a Technology Integration Specialist, Curriculum Writer, and Staff Development Specialist, and Online Textbook Liaison for our 1:1 district, I love developing ideas that make a difference in the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 14

9:15am

Our Journey to 1:1 Computing
Get details of our journey to 1:1 IGNITE (Ingleside's Gateway to New Innovative Technology for Education). Topics will include current research, our timeline, deployment details of 1200 tablets, tablet selection, leadership, staff development, the cloud, infrastructure issues, polices and procedures, and where we are now.

Presenters
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De Lightfoot

Ingleside ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 17B

9:15am

Rethinking Student Engagement and Teacher Effectiveness with iPads, Android Tablets or BYOD
Learn how Insight 360™ can change the classroom environment through formative assessment with CueTag™ and constructive response on iPads, Android tablets, smartphones or clickers.

Presenters
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Turning Technologies

Booth # 602; Proven instructional tools to increase student learning and support effective pedagogy. Immediately gather the critical student data you need to guide instructional decisions.Turing Technologies formative and summative assessment solutions engage students, provide immediate feedback, and allow educators to differentiate instruction.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 2

9:15am

The Library is Not Optional
Come find out how teachers collaborate with a librarian to conduct research and integrate TEK-based curriculum into student created technology products.Walk away with technology resources, a plan, and ideas for kid-created technology projects.

Presenters
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Andi Bosar

Hays CISD
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Jeanne Ditta

Hays CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 15

9:15am

Think Globally, Teach Locally
Help your students build the skills they need for the future with Partners in Learning. Connect with other innovative teachers for collaboration opportunities, get access to free teacher resources, and learn great ways to improve your personal teaching practice using technology.


Presenters
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Robyn Hrivnatz

Lamar CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 19B

9:15am

Today’s Classroom Crossover Vehicle: The Personalized Learning Engine
Education must develop the motor to power the vehicle that provides instructional strategies and content to meet learning needs and address each student’s performance level and learning style.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 3

9:45am

Tools for Easy, Accessible Reading
With the right tools, students who cannot read printed text and images due to a visual impairment, a physical disability, or a severe reading disability can keep up with class curriculum and even enjoy learning. This session will highlight the latest software, mobile apps, and cloud and web-based tools to facilitate successful, accessible reading.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Beard

Karen Beard

ABT Outreach Coordinator, Benetech
Karen Beard
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Marlene Limon

Accessible Books for Texas/Benetech


Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
AT Playground (10C)

10:00am

An Integrated HS Math Classroom
How can technology be truly integrated into a high school math class?! Explore examples of this technology integration in action. MacBooks, iPads, TI-Nspires, iTunes U, websites, Google Forms, and the Flipped Classroom – what do they look like in action?

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Rinehart

Michelle Rinehart

HS Math Consultant, ESC-18
mrinehart@esc18.net


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 17A

10:00am

Inspiring Teachers to Change
Learn to inspire teachers to be change agents in the their classrooms. Join a panel discussion with other inspiring educational professionals, including a Microsoft Innovative Educator and a Google Certified teacher.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Dornak

Holly Dornak

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lamar CISD
Since 1999, I’ve worked in education teaching 1st grade (the most work), 4th grade (the most fun), and 5th grade (the most stinky.) I have been a CITS for Lamar CISD since 2009 and have enjoyed every minute! | | For me, being a Campus Instructional Technology Specialist is immensely rewarding because I enjoy providing both technical and instructional support in an approachable, learner-centered way, and know that I am helping teachers... Read More →
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Robyn Hrivnatz

Lamar CISD
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Chad Jones

Lamar CISD
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Chris Nilsson

Lamar Consolidated ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 18D

10:00am

tryON myON: Read Anytime, Anywhere
We will be presenting information on our experience using the myON reading program in the classroom and as a district-wide summer reading initiative. We will present data on student progress and discuss how to implement the program, tie-in specific teaching examples, and look at how the program benefits certain special populations.

Presenters
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Andrea Keith

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
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Heidi Pinder

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 18B

10:00am

QR Codes for Audio Assessments
Premium Registration Required

Participants will create an audio recording of an assessment for their grade level and then learn how to export the recording and create a QR code for students to use for oral administration on that assessment. Participants will need a Macbook with Garage Band ’09 and iPod Touch or an iPad with a QR code reader app and a Dropbox account. Preferred device: Macbook with GarageBand '09 and an iPod Touch or iPad

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Grell

Michelle Grell

Campus Instructional Facilitator, Comal ISD
I love integrating curriculum and technology with teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. When we can teach students to collaboratively create projects that applies their knowledge of objectives/concepts and then analyze and evaluate classmates projects, we are preparing them to be a successful individuals for our ever changing world.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 6A

10:00am

Using the Windows 8 Tablet in Your Classroom
Premium Registration Required.

This 90-minute workshop will show how to use the Windows 8 with lessons you already use. Come and see best practices for integrating this great tool into your lessons. Preferred device: Windows 8 tablet

Presenters
avatar for Jane Nauman

Jane Nauman

Nauman Educational Consulting


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 4BC

10:00am

Get SMART II
Premium Registration Required.

Participants will take their SMART Board use to the next level as we explore advanced features of SMART Notebook, including using Essentials for Educators Gallery, integrating widgets, object linking, and creating recordings while using the SMART Board. Preferred device: laptop with SMART Notebook software installed.

Presenters
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Lisa Costello

Rockwall ISD
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Cheryl Kelly

ITS, Rockwall ISD
This is my ninth year to be an ITS for Rockwall ISD. I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist at Cain M.S. I am passionate about technology integration and enjoy providing training session for teachers, admin and staff.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 8C

10:00am

Getting Started with Twitter, Gently
Premium Registration Required.

Twitter is a useful tool for connecting. You are not the last professional educator on earth without a Twitter account, though you might be surprised how many connected educators there already are. This session starts you from the beginning. Preferred device: Phone and iPad/Laptop

Presenters
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Tim Chase

Edtech2020 Consulting


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 10B

10:00am

Grant Writing for Ed Tech Dreams
Premium Registration Required.

Bring your ed tech dreams to this workshop. Learn where to find grants, strategies to prepare winning proposals, recycling ideas, and how to survive after you get a grant. Dr. Oates has won grants exceeding $10 million and has taught a graduate class, Grant Writing for Ed Tech, at Barry University. Preferred device: Android tablet, iPad, Mac or PC laptop

Presenters
avatar for Rita Oates

Rita Oates

President, Oates Associates, Oates Associates
About Rita Oates | How we can help students learn more so they succeed in life? When and where does technology come into that success equation? Rita Oates has been working on that throughout her career, in K12, higher ed, in for profit organizations and in volunteer groups. | Dr. Rita Oates directed ed tech in Miami-Dade County Schools, the fourth largest school district in the USA, for more than seven years. She was education editor of the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 6B

10:00am

iBooks Author: Science Lab Manual
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how your students can create a lab manual for recording results during experiments. Become very familiar with using iBooks Author for your classes through guided practice and specific examples. Preferred device: MacBook with iBooks Author installed and an iPad (optional).

Presenters
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Cassie Miller

Sanger ISD
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Chris Miller

Director of Instructional Technology, Sanger Independent School District
Really, really love teaching and building things. I am the Instructional Technology Director for Sanger ISD. We have an amazing team of teachers and administrators who work hard every day to help kids. We're doing some cool stuff in Sanger ISD. Our kids and teachers have it going on. Come check us out! About me - I am blessed with a wealth of friends and family. I've been happily married to Cassie Miller for 24 years. We have 2 wonderful... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 4A

10:00am

Improving Your Tech Initiatives
Premium Registration Required.

Explore conversations and ideas that will help improve any current project; better focus the professional development for a project; demonstrate better accountability for leaders, founders, and stakeholders; evaluate the effectiveness of a project; provide sound buy-in, desired outcomes, and look-fors before a project is started. Preferred device: any device permitted

Presenters
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Len Scrogan

Uinversity of Colorado-Denver
Digital Learning Architect at Future Talk


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 9C

10:30am

A Presenter's Toolkit
If you deliver professional development at your campus or district, come discover tools that help make presenting more seamless and engaging. The best videos, browser plug-ins, screen capture tools, web tools, and presenting apps will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by the state of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 15

10:30am

Brainstorm: Bridge the Tech/SES Gap
Flipping sound fantastic? Worried it won't work? Starting off small is key in tech integration. Have an open discussion about how we are making hybrid flipping work in a school district with low income students on Title 1 campuses.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Reid

Holly Reid

3rd Grade, Clift Elementary
I am a forever learner, passionate teacher, adoring mother of three amazing girls, and loving wife of a fellow teacher/tech-geek.  I have been a teacher for 8 years, 5 of which have been in WISD.  In 2013-2014 I taught 3rd grade math and science and served as UIL coordinator at Clift Elementary.  I look forward to serving as Literacy Leader at Sam Houston Elementary in Ennis ISD in 2014-2015. I was named as the WISD teacher of the year in... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 16B

10:30am

Creating Online PD That Works
How do you create professional learning that captures the attention of your audience? Learn how your district can create its own PLC, an online space where adult learners can participate in online learning opportunities.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Benner

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Diana Benner is a Director of Professional Development with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. With more than 20 years in public education, as both a teacher and an administrator, Diana provides professional development on the most current technology trends. Diana has conducted various trainings and presentations, and also serves as an e-learning consultant. She is a Google Certified Educator, a Microsoft Master Trainer, and an... Read More →
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Miguel Guhlin

East Central ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 11AB

10:30am

Developing Process Skills with the Discovery Education Science Techbook
Some of the most important aspects of a quality science curriculum are the opportunities for students to develop crucial process skills. Learn about how the Discovery Education Science Techbook brings these experiences to the forefront, providing educators with a multitude of resources and instructional strategies for skill development.

Presenters
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Science Instructional Implementation, Discovery Communications/Discovery Education
Educational Consultant Manager for Techbook


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Hilton Salon C

10:30am

Digital Books: Give Them a Try
Many librarians are afraid to try digital books on the elementary level. This presentation will show the librarian how easily these books can be integrated and utilized in the classroom and the library. Students, teachers, and librarians will love them.

Presenters
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Sabrina Ramirez

Librarianedia Specialist, Booker T. Washington Elementary School (PAISD)


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 12B

10:30am

Doggone Good: Not Just a Doghouse
While building doghouses to donate to a local shelter, students learn and create cross-curricular lessons. This community project, now in its second year, brings together community members and stakeholders in a small Title 1 school. TEKS, tools, and more.

Presenters
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Laura Dacus

Arp Junior High School
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Allison Wells

West Rusk County CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 19B

10:30am

Free Microsoft Tools
Come for a whirlwind ride through over 30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith, and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a Problem-Based Learning environment.


Presenters
avatar for Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch

Microsoft Innovative Educator, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Being in the classroom for 21 years has allowed me to watch technology truly become an integral part of the way educators must do business. Watching the engagement of my students as we infused new tools, devices, and programs into our curriculum kept me on my toes and always ready to learn what technology would be a "best fit" for a particular area in curriculum. That led to my becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator in... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 14

10:30am

Grades 3-5 APPitizers
Is your APPetite growing? Join us as we feed your hunger by exploring some of our favorite apps that are being used by our 3rd-5th grade students.

Presenters
avatar for Gaby Krumm

Gaby Krumm

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
avatar for Deann Thompson

Deann Thompson

Arlington ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 16A

10:30am

PBL+iPads = Limitless Possiblities
During our school's 1:1 iPad roll out, each lower school grade level committed to implementing at least one PBL project into their curricululm. We'll show the process, using the Buck Institute model, and the role the iPads played.

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Carona

Debbie Carona

Technology Integration, St. John's Episcopal School
For the past 10 years, Debbie Carona has been a Technology Integration Specialist at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. During her time at St. John’s, she began her training in project based learning. After completing her initial training with the Buck Institute for Education, she went to the PBL World Conference to pursue additional training. She has presented at a number of professional conferences, including EdTechTeacher and... Read More →
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Katie Specht

St. John's Episcopal School
classroom teacher


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 19A

10:30am

Seeking Inspiration for Learning Space Design
The design of a space helps set the intentions for its use. Explore ways to establish your own intentions for your library or classroom space redesign. Then explore a variety of practical and inspiring resources to help you rethink your space. Come prepared to discuss and share what inspires you so we can crowdsource a group resource on design.

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Foote

Carolyn Foote

Eanes ISD
Carolyn is a techno-librarian at Westlake High School and fascinated by the changes mobile technology has brought to her 1:1 campus. She is a four time finalist for TCEA's Librarian of the Year Award and was honored as a White House Champion of Change. She's interested in conversation.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Square

10:30am

Setting up iTunes U
This course will cover setting up the iTunes U Course, Site Manager, and how we manage apps, deploy iPads, and handle everyday operations.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Hagedorn

Scott Hagedorn

Director of Technology, Hardin-Jefferson ISD
I have taught American Government, Business Law, Western Civilization, Modern World, Economics, Video Editing, Alternative Energy, Digital Music, Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Newspaper, Forensic Science, Digital Graphics, as well as Final Cut Pro and several other topics. I have taught both High School and Middle School in both Texas and Kansas. I have been serving as the Director of Technology for Hardin-Jefferson ISD for the last three years.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 12A

10:30am

Shape Up Your Geometry Lessons
Take geometry to a whole new level! Learn how to get elementary and middle school students engaged in learning and demonstrate their understanding of geometry concepts, utilizing a variety of tools. You are guaranteed to walk away with ideas that you can implement immediately in your classroom!

Presenters
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Blair Boghetich

Highland Park ISD
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Kristi Kellum

Highland Park ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18C

10:30am

STEM with the Parallaz ActivityBot & Propeller C
The Parallax ActivityBot and Propeller C Learning System facilitate STEM projects and provide step-by-step introductions to C language, basic circuits, robotics, and even multicore processing.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:30am

Take a Vacation from Grading
Enjoy a vacation with All in Learning. Sit back and relax as we treat you to innovative ways to save time grading while increasing student engagement and learning. Our battery-free response pads and student/teacher apps make for a sweet combination of success.

Presenters
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Kristen Rush

Engaging Solutions


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1

10:30am

TEA: Texas Virtual School Network
Come find out from TEA and its collaborative partners the latest information on online learning in Texas, including the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) and its many state–supported course offerings for Texas students.

Presenters
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Barbara Smith

Texas Education Agency


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 13AB

10:30am

Tech for Learners with Special Needs
Use technology to improve learning for students with special needs including speech, dyslexia, learning, and behavioral disabilities. Technology included will be Web 2.0, iPad apps, desktop publishing, multimedia projects, digital graphics, photography, video, and audio.

Presenters
avatar for Elzene Barton

Elzene Barton

Special Education Teacher, Robinson ISD
I have taught special education for 20 years. Technology is a natural fit for special education kids as they are not typically pencil and paper learners although most kids are not anymore. I am very passionate about teaching especially students with unique needs. I love finding ways to "turn the light on" for each of my students.
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Carol Kuehl

Robinson ISD
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Colette Pledger

Robinson ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 18A

10:30am

You Are the App Builder
You can make a personalized app for your classroom that will meet the needs of your students. Come and learn how easy it is to create and manage your own free app.

Presenters
avatar for Angie Booth

Angie Booth

Technology Facilitator, Frisco ISD
avatar for Tina Nixon

Tina Nixon

Technology Integration Facilitator, Frisco Independent School District
I have served in many roles in education, but at the end of the day my passion is for the students who enter the hallways on a daily basis! Students today are special learners and using technology as a tool in the classroom allows me to challenge their thinking and watch how creative many of them can become. I love integrating technology into a lesson and watching kids teach me what they know!


Wednesday February 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 17B

11:00am

Apps, Accessories, and Accessibility
With close to one million apps now available, which ones should you choose? Learn ways to search for apps, different app evaluation methods, and ways for professionals to share this information. Also, explore how universal access features built into iDevices can support students with disabilities, and discover how accessories can extend the use of your iDevice.

Presenters
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Linda Rush

Notre Dame School


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
AT Playground (10C)

11:30am

Build eBooks and Apps in an Hour
Premium Registration Required.

If you have basic drag-and-drop computer skills, you have all the talent necessary to deliver your curriculum to student mobile devices as downloadable apps. Come build your first project and set up your eBook marketplace.

Presenters
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Heather Chirtea

Digital Wish


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 8A

11:30am

Cool Projects in InDesign
Premium Registration Required.

In the session, we will design a layout and create a project together using Adobe InDesign, and we will share some of the projects that we use in our Graphic Design and Illustration class to teach InDesign skills. Bring your own material to design your project.

Presenters
avatar for Paulette Roundtree

Paulette Roundtree

Multimedia Instructor & Robotics Coordinator, Corsicana ISD
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Karla Swanson

Corsicana ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 10A

11:30am

Enhancing the Elementary Classroom through Robotics
Premium Registration Required.

Discover how your students can build and program robots using LEGO® bricks and a simple, icon-based, drag-and-drop software developed specifically for elementary students. Participants will practice incorporating literacy, science, and math with robotics into your lessons. Learn materials management, TEKS connections, and how to create extension activities that fit what you need in the classroom.

Presenters
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Betty Justus

LEGO Education


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 9A

11:30am

Flip a Classroom with Acrobat Pro
Premium Registration Required.

Adobe Acrobat Pro's PDF Portfolio is a great tool for flipping your classroom. In this hands-on session, you will build a multi-media instructional tool while learning how you can increase motivation, performance, and productivity.

Presenters
avatar for Jo Cadena

Jo Cadena

Tech Apps Teacher, Klein ISD
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Mona Lincoln

Klein ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 5C

11:30am

Interactive Portfolio Creation
Premium Registration Required.

Receive a disc full of lesson plans for your DIM class, including lessons that can be easily adapted to other graphic technology classes. The lesson will be geared to Adobe Photoshop.

Presenters
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Angela Arledge

Hallsville ISD
CE

Christina Eagan

Hallsville ISD
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Amy Gomillion

Hallsville ISD
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Lynette Nel

Hallsville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 5B

11:30am

Learning is Fun
Premium Registration Required.

Come learn how to turn ordinary lessons into fun and engaging experiences for students. We will show you how we have used many Web 2.0 tools and apps to inspire and motivate our students.

Presenters
CE

Crystal Eddins

Jefferson ISD
AT

Amanda Turner

Jefferson ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 5A

11:30am

SMART Kindergarten
Premium Registration Required.

Come learn different ways to incorporate the SMART Board into your every day teaching. We will show you ways to use your board as an independent work station.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 8B

11:30am

TEC-SIG Luncheon
Pre-Register for Event During Convention Registration.

TEC-SIG (Technology Coordinators Special Interest Group) is the largest SIG and was established in 1989 for the purpose of providing a means of communication between technology coordinators, instructional technology leaders, and other administrators throughout the state. This year, the annual luncheon features a presentation that is sure to be a dynamic display of innovative thinking. Luncheon registration is $30.,and you must be a current TEC-SIG member. Annual dues are $20. Pre-registration is required; however, limited seating may be available. Inquire at the door for availability. Featuring a Special Keynote from Brad Fountain, Discovery Education School Leadership in the Digital Age: What it Looks Like and How to Get There New technology is changing student learning faster than ever before, but as an administrator how do I keep up, much less set an example for my school. From tablets to BYOD to digital textbooks we will explore what digital learning should look like and how administrators can set an environment for this new learning paradigm. We will include the latest research on why this works and how to address some of the challenges many schools face.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hilton Salon A/B

12:00pm

Billy's Innovation Day
Come see Billy's experience at Innovation Day in Huntsville ISD. He was told that he would have an entire school day to learn about what he wanted and to create evidence of his learning in any way he chose. Learn how you can have Innovation Day in your own district.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer

Director of Instructional Technology, FriEDTechnology
Amy Mayer is a twenty year veteran public school educator, mother of between 2 and 4 children (depending on how you count them), the owner of a web startup (BigEdHouse.com), an Ed Tech consulting company that is now an official Google Partner for Professional Development (friEdtechnology.com), and she also works part time as the Director of Instructional Technology at The Village School, a private school in Houston, Texas. Amy has a LOT to say... Read More →
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Cathy Moak

ESC/TEA Staff, Region 6 ESC
Mom, wife, educator, survivor


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00am
Room 12B

12:00pm

Classroom Renovation - Rethinking your Classroom through Technology
Schools have embraced the concept of a 21st-century classroom, but teachers have been challenged and find difficulty meeting the expectations of teaching in a 21st-century environment. A key ingredient to meeting these challenges requires a redesign of the classroom layout using design thinking.Join me as we discuss the necessity of renovating a classroom layout that is conducive to the use of technology that enables teachers to move from teacher-centered instruction to student-centered instruction via participation in global technology projects.Attendees will leave with an understanding of the importance of a classroom renovation by modernizing the layout and instruction using technology as a tool to construct a student-centered environment that encourages critical thinking, technology use, student creations and problem based learning.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Caise

Kim Caise

Co-founder, Webinar Coordinator and Online Instructor, Building Tech Leaders.com
National Board Certified Teacher and professional educator for over 20 years. I have been afforded some wonderful opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally. You can read my full bio at http://kimcaise.com.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00am
Digital Square

12:00pm

Data That Makes You Smile: Check for Understanding Using Discovery Education Games
Daily worksheets, quizzes, and paper-and-pencil tests got you down? Learn how students can show what they know and can do on very specific skills in a fun, friendly, and spirited digital environment. Our presenter will share his thoughts on meeting students on their electronic turf and engaging them in learning through the assessment process using games found in Discovery Education. All participants will discover resources you already have, and innovative ways to use them, and will leave with examples to explore on your own.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Poggio

Andrew Poggio

Director of Assessment, Discovery Education
My passion is asking questions, to continually ask 'why?', 'how?', and 'what if?'. To me, the goal of learning isn't as much about getting students to answer challenging questions as it is enabling them to ask them. Igniting a student's passion and curiosity enables them not only to learn, but to re-learn for a lifetime. As Sir Ken Robinson has said, passion is "whatever fires your imagination and stokes your energy". While I embrace the charge... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00am
Hilton Salon C

12:00pm

Improving Achievement with an LMS
My Big Campus, from Lightspeed Systems, is an LMS that's different from the rest. This standards-aligned content library makes finding and using TEKS-focused lessons easier on teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00am
Room 2

12:00pm

Apply Math Concepts PreK – 12 with an Hour of Code
Math comes to life when students apply their skills using computer programming. Students learn problem-solving skills and make concrete connections using angles, variables, functions, and more. Learn about free and easy apps and websites you and your students can explore in an hour and use all year.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

Director of Digital Learning, Georgetown ISD
Kim Garcia is the Director of Digital Learning at Georgetown ISD and a former Computer Science and Webmastering teacher. She graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in English and Computer Science, and from Lamar University with a master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership. Kim is passionate about technology in education, learning, computer science, reading, organizing, and chocolate.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 17A

12:00pm

Booknology Clubs
Would you like to use technology to enhance your elementary school book clubs? Presenters will show digital products and eResources that students of various reading abilities used in the sharing and discussion of literature between two elementary campuses.

Presenters
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Rachel Merkt

Lamar CISD
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Dori Pruzan

Lamar CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 12A

12:00pm

Cell Phones for Formative Assessment
This session will explore the free ways of using cell phones for formative assessment. Participants will learn ways to differentiate formative assessment using concepts and vocabulary from the TEKS, all with a cell phone.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18A

12:00pm

Combat New-Technology Fatigue
Do your colleagues often mention that a new tech initiative is just “one more thing?” Strategic use of instructional coaching inspires educators to adopt the new without the fear and stress of change. Hear how sustained support through the development of teacher experts and periodic “campus campouts” stemmed the tide of new technology fatigue.

Presenters
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Carolyn Flemming

Lewisville ISD
AF

Amy Fox

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD
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Jayne Germany

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Lewisville ISD
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Aaron Harrell

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18D

12:00pm

Developing Staff Development
What needs to be included in developing effective and engaging technology training for your staff, campuses, and district? MISD Technology Facilitators will share the model for designing and building the foundation and framework that they use and discuss the advantages, tools, and positive outcomes.

Presenters
avatar for Valicia Bryant

Valicia Bryant

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Mesquite ISD
I have been in education for 25 years. I taught 6th and 8th grade, and am currently an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Mesquite ISD. I love helping teachers and students learn new technology that will enhance their learning. When I am not buried in laptops, ChromeBooks and iPads, I love to do photography. I love capturing the beauty around us.
avatar for Tonya Clanton

Tonya Clanton

High School Technology Facilitator, Mesquite ISD
avatar for Denise Dalrymple

Denise Dalrymple

Elementary Technology Facilitator, Mesquite ISD
SG

Sherri Guerra

Mesquite ISD
LH

Leann Hooper

Teacher, Mesquite ISD
avatar for Melinda Weston

Melinda Weston

Instructional technology facilitator, Mesquite ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 19B

12:00pm

Dyslexia and the iPad
This session will showcase iPad apps and accessibility features that our dyslexic students and their teachers have found especially helpful since the launch of our 1:1 iPad program and some guidelines for evaluating apps on their dyslexia-friendliness.

Presenters
avatar for Nadia Cone

Nadia Cone

Academic Technology Coordinator, Rawson Saunders School
I'm passionate about empowering students and teachers to fully express their ideas, talents, and creativity. With a background in dyslexia, and growing experience and interest in technology, I help teachers help students find and share their voices through literacy skills and the use of digital tools and skill building.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 13AB

12:00pm

Edmodo for Engagement
We are middle school teachers who use Edmodo every day. We will share how Edmodo has transformed our classes by creating authentic engagement. Fringe benefits include saving paper, easy preparation in the case of a teacher's absence, and 24/7 access to assignments for absent students.

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Kelly Casstevens-James

Teacher, Alvarado ISD
I love the possibilities that technology open up in the classroom and in the real world. The world is literally at our fingertips. So extremely exciting!
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Janie Henderson

Alvarado ISD
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Jo McNiel

Alvarado ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 15

12:00pm

Effective Open-Education Resouces
Engage colleagues, parents, and students and develop high quality, open education resources that can be accessed across different platforms and devices. Discover the keys to authoring and publishing effective OERs that ignite student learning. Presentation and sample materials included.

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Scott Thompson

Microsoft Education


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 16B

12:00pm

From the Inside Out: IT Structure
Whether your school has a 1:1 program or not, find out what really goes on in a technology department and why to invest in a knowledgeable IT staff. From webmasters to Instructional Technology Specialists, find out who to hire to make the most of your technology department.


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Melissa Herring

Second Baptist School
"Melissa Herring has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and is a certified Texas Master Technology Teacher. Melissa Herring and her co-presenters work as Technology Specialists in a Distinguished Apple School which has a 1:1 iPad program in third and fourth grade, and a 1:1 Mac laptop program in fifth through twelfth grade. Melissa has written three iBooks which have been downloaded internationally."
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Hannah Noble

Second Baptist School
avatar for Nathan Rees

Nathan Rees

Technology Specialist, Second Baptist School
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Blake Skidmore

Second Baptist School


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11AB

12:00pm

History According to Puppet Pals
Move away from traditional assessments by combining playful apps such as Puppet Pals, iMovie, and YouDoodle to evaluate true understanding. Learn how one history teacher did this by giving students an opportunity to use their creativity, skills in art, design, language arts, research, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Carroll

Kathy Carroll

World History Teacher, Social Studies Vertical Team Leader, St. John\'s Episcopal School
avatar for Gwendolyn Chestnut

Gwendolyn Chestnut

Technology Integration Specialist, St. John's Episcopal School
Using the iPad to work smarter, not harder.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 16A

12:00pm

Infographics: Illustrating Data
An easy-to-read illustration helps tell a story and makes data easier to understand. Come explore options for students and teachers to create their own infographics. We will explore tools to import spreadsheets, integrate data, and distribute infographics in various ways.

Presenters
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Lori Heaton

Arlington ISD
avatar for Gaby Krumm

Gaby Krumm

Instructional Technology Specialist, Arlington ISD
avatar for Margaret Resendez

Margaret Resendez

School Media Specialist, Arlington ISD
I'm a second year school librarian with a passion for technology integration. Ask me about makerspace, networking, blended learning with Canvas, and what I'm reading!


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18C

12:00pm

Online Learning: Under Construction
From building curriculum to building relationships, the game continues to change as we discover the possibilities of virtual education. Best practices are still under construction, but a personalized approach to course development and online teaching can provide an amazing opportunity for both instructors and students.

Presenters
avatar for Jodie Reel

Jodie Reel

Manager of Teacher Services, Connections Learning
avatar for Summer Reel

Summer Reel

Guthrie Virtual School, Guthrie CSD
I currently serve as an instructor for Guthrie Virtual School, as well as course developer, enrollment contact and registrar. This year begins my seventh year in the online learning environment, and I am pretty certain that I have the best job on the planet. I am so proud of the work we do at Guthrie Virtual School and feel incredibly lucky to serve with such an amazing team of educators.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 19A

12:00pm

PBL with Technology
In this class, you will learn how to incorporate Project-Based Learning using technology. We will be presenting about eBooks, Google Docs, iMovie, and creative production apps to use for Project-Based Learning.

Presenters
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Ellie Lyon

Lewisville ISD
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Shanon Montgomery

Lewisville ISD
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Caitlin Rice

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 17B

12:00pm

Scan the Techy World Using QR Codes
Tour the world with us as we explore free online technology treasures. At each stop, tourists will discover the hidden secrets inside our technology treasure chests. We will explore tools for creativity, projects, presentations, storage, assessments, and polling. Pack your digital device and your QR code reader.

Presenters
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Sherry Mitchell

Lubbock ISD
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Candace Tickle

Lubbock ISD/ Waters Elementary


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 18B

12:00pm

Win8: The Hybrid Educational Tool
Today’s educators must deal with a tremendous gap between how students live and how they learn. See one school system's journey to find the right device for their educational needs.

Presenters
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Jill Pierce

McMinn County Schools, TN


Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 14

1:00pm

Delivering the Technology Literacy Assessment (Regions 6-10)
This session is for schools and districts from Regions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 who have signed up to deliver the TCEA and Learning.com 8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment. This session will walk you through the process of setting up and administering the assessment.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
M2

1:15pm

A Deeper Dive into Google's Cloud
There is more to our cloud than Google Apps. We start with an overview, then introduce Google App Engine and discuss our other cloud products. All will be interesting to faculty that create apps for their institutions.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 16A

1:15pm

Apps Apps Everywhere: Top iPad Apps
Overwhelmed by the over 300,000 apps available for the iPad? With the plethora of iPad apps, how are busy educators to locate and examine the best apps for learning? Let us help! Come discover the abundant possibilities for authentic classroom integration of the iPad and explore the top apps for student-centered, digital age teaching and learning.

Presenters
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Kimberly LaPrairie

Sam Houston State University
MR

Marilyn Rice

Sam Houston State University


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 19A

1:15pm

Beyond the Classroom Walls
Making global connections and developing global awareness are important skills for 21st century learners. We will share our experiences with a variety of digital resources including Skype, Twitter, blogging, and more.


Presenters
avatar for Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips

Lead Instructional Technology Coach - Elementary, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
avatar for Janie Stach

Janie Stach

Instructional Coach, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 19B

1:15pm

Build Your Powerful Online PLN
Finding those professional connections that can support you with technology issues is often a challenge. Online alternatives are available 24/7 and can greatly increase your support base with PLN tools like Glide, Google Groups, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and groups like Edmodo communities and the Discovery Education Network.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Childers

Tim Childers

Knox County Schools, TN
I am a STAR Discovery Educator and Secondary Techology Coach, and I am the proud grandfather of FIVE wonderful grandchildren! | | You can find me blogging at www.timchilders.com, www.bcape.org, www.bcstechblog.org, and occassionally for the TN DEN LC.
avatar for Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Austin ISD
Dad of the 2 best kids. Educator for 20 years. Native Texan. Discovery Educator Network Star member and LC member. Published in TEPSA, quoted in Learning and Leading and Education Week, and photo model in Modern Bride mag.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 15

1:15pm

History Comes Alive with Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook
Experience what a fully engaging lesson utilizing the resources available within the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook looks like from the view of students. This stations based lesson demonstrates the power of using engaging ultimate modalities of learning while reaching the highest levels of Blooms Revised Taxonomy. At the end of the session attendees will debrief the experience.

Presenters
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Hilton Salon C

1:15pm

ILS – The New Librarian
Is your district equipping library personnel with the time and tools to serve the digital learner? WISD re-framed district library positions to reflect the growing needs of today’s digital learners. Hear the journey of our new Information Learning Specialist (ILS) as we redefine the role to better support information and technology literacy.

Presenters
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Deborah Menefee

Executive Director of Technology, Willis ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 12A

1:15pm

Industry Trends: Incident Management + Positive Behavior Interventions in the Classroom
Best practices from our knowledgeable education team for reducing tardies and tracking disciplinary incidents while increasing positive student behavior around campus and in the classroom.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 3

1:15pm

Infographics and Critical Thinking
Come hear how to incorporate infographics in a secondary Social Studies classroom using the Project Based Learning model. Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

Presenters
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Kelly Bellar

7th Texas History GT/8th US History, Lovejoy ISD
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Angela Carraway

Lovejoy ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 16B

1:15pm

Infuse Learning and Interactive Classroom Tools
Perfect for 1:1 classrooms, Infuse Learning enhances the learning process in any content area by keeping students engaged and on task. Perfect for gathering formative assessment data and pushing out information to students, this free Internet-based program reaches more students by allowing drawn responses and providing language translation.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom F

1:15pm

Integrating Technology with iPads
Is your school moving toward a 1:1 initiative or BYOD? This is a fast paced presentation that will give you a plethora of ideas for how real teachers are integrating technology into their classrooms using mobile devices.

Presenters
avatar for Sherri Brogden

Sherri Brogden

Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
avatar for Beth Richert

Beth Richert

Ed Tech Director, Clinton Public Schools
Passionate about education, tech integration, and kids.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 14

1:15pm

iPads in the Special Ed Classroom
Come witness the positive impact of iPads on students with special needs. Learn to establish a stimulating environment with exciting, interactive lessons that motivate creativity and hands-on learning. Review apps to help students with varied learning styles and visual and hearing challenges connect confidently with the world in bold, new ways.

Presenters
avatar for Lorrie Garcia

Lorrie Garcia

Assistive Technology Specialist, North East ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 12B

1:15pm

Multi-sensory Communication
Asynchronous multi-sensory communication enhances the student experience 24/7. Explore how shared media, voice, and video enhance a student's sense of instructor and peer presence, increasing satisfaction, engagement, and participation.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Coordinator of Instructional Technolgy, Katy ISD
While new technologies fascinate me and always have me exploring, my special interest is learning how to help teachers manage technology in the classroom through engaging 5E model lessons that allow students to be their own learning director.
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Digital Learning Manager, Katy ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18A

1:15pm

Must-Have’s for the iPad Classroom
This fun, fast-paced session will feature the absolute must-have iPad apps, accessories, shortcuts, and power tricks for every classroom. Bring your ideas and share as we create innovative learning together.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey

Executive Director, TCEA
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her seven years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom G

1:15pm

Promoting Sustainability in AV Technology: Networked Asset Management and Upgradeable AV Systems
Presentation will discuss opportunities for sustainability related to networked AV systems. Topics include energy efficiency, remote support, usage analysis provided by networked assest management.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Cortes

Anthony Cortes

Director of Sales and Marketing, K-12 Classroom Systems, Extron Electronics
Anthony Cortes is the Director of Sales & Marketing, K12 Classroom Systems for Extron Electronics. He is the key individual in the development and execution of Classroom System programs at Extron and has spent the last several years focused on the education market. Anthony’s extensive work with K-12 schools and education resellers gives him an unique perspective on the current state, and the future direction of Classroom AV Systems.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2

1:15pm

Raspberry Pi Classroom Uses
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer that can be configured to work with spreadsheet and word processing software, connect to wired and wireless networks and run Internet browsers and about 20 common programming languages. Come explore what a $35.00 device can do for your technical or non-technical courses.

Presenters
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Steven Bolting

Alief-Kerr High School


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 11AB

1:15pm

Tablets + Laptops + Cellphones = Oh My!
Is your district going to or currently using BYOD? Is that stressing you out? Are you wondering what BYOD will mean to you? This session will provide practical BYOD classroom management tips, points to consider, and technology use ideas for any device.


Presenters
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Lisa Rogers

Forney ISD
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Wendy Smith

Forney ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 18C

1:15pm

Tammy's Top 20 Tech Tips, Tricks, and Tools
There are so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites that it is nearly impossible to keep up. Tammy will show you her favorite newly-discovered tips, tricks, and features. Whether you are a newbie or a techie, you will leave with dozens of ideas.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom D

1:15pm

TEA: Educational Technology Update
Come find out the latest state and federal information and resources for educational technology. Topics include: digital learning, technology planning, professional development, and online resources.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 13AB

1:15pm

Teach it all with Comics
Explore effective strategies for using comics and graphic novels in any classroom to engage students in higher order thinking. We will examine how the addition of visuals with text messages can benefit diverse learners and investigate a variety of tools for student-created comics.

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Gena Montgomery

Chapel Hill ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 17B

1:15pm

The New Three Rs: AR, VR, and QR
Make QR, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) the new 3 Rs. Review how to build and use these new educational layers. Animations, videos, images, and audio can link from everyday objects, books, or illustrations. Students with tablets or smartphones can gain new insights and get more help.

Presenters
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom E

1:15pm

Windows, Androids, and iPads, Oh My!
As each visitor launches a new campaign in the tablet wars, it gets more confusing. How can a consumer sort through the positive and negative features of each tool? Explore strategies to decide which tablet is right for your situation.

Presenters
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Angela Standridge

Region 4 ESC


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
AT Playground (10C)

1:15pm

Flipped Class and PBL
Come learn from a National School Board Association's "20 to Watch" educator about how he is flipping his classroom and how he has moved to a completely PBL environment. He'll discuss tips, strategies, and everything you need to get started right away.

Presenters
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 17A

1:15pm

Managing Your Digital Life
With all the devices, programs, apps, and busy schedules we have in this age of technology, it often seems we have too much to do and too many ways to keep track of it all. Tame your digital life and get your schedule synced between all your devices so that no matter which device you have on hand, you have everything you need to manage your busy day.

Presenters
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Darla Hutchins

Friona ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 18B

1:15pm

Throw Away Your Textbooks (Smartly)
Learn how you can accelerate your move to digital materials using examples from two trend-setting districts. Find out how to equip all students with devices, shift your funds to afford new materials, and use PD to make your change effective.

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Wayne D'Orio

Scholastic Administrator


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 18D

1:30pm

Beefing Up iMovie
Premium Registration Required.

Lights, camera, iMovie. Creating an incredible movie is literally at your fingertips with the iPad and iMovie, but that’s not where your classroom’s creativity has to stop. Discover apps that will allow you and your students to do stop motion, slow motion, and elapsed time on the iPad. Preferred device: iPad (with iMovie, iMotion HD, Motion Pics, and SloPro, apps installed)


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Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 9B

1:30pm

Best Tech Tools I used This Year
Premium Registration Required.

We will share the Top 10 apps used this year in our classrooms and ensure each participant knows how to implement them in his or her own classroom and/or lesson lifecycle. Preferred device: iOS Device or laptop


Presenters
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Matthew Nichols

Mesquite ISD
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Deanna Reese

Mesquite ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 9C

1:30pm

Flipping Out: Tools for Flipped Classes
Premium Registration Required.

Educators can learn about free, useful tools that can be effectively used to facilitate the flipped classroom. We will be using web-based resources as well as a couple you must download to your device. Preferred device: Mac or PC Laptop

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hutchison

Ruth Hutchison

Instructional Technologist, Huntsville ISD
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Karen Paschal

Huntsville ISD
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Jessica Powell

Instructional Technology Specialist, Huntsville ISD
Googlephile, former English teacher, lifelong learner, advocate, political junkie, and problem solver. I get geeked out about learning new techie things, especially Google things. I am a founding member of the Techs4Tex Foundation, a member of the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees, and a proud member of the Texas State Teachers Association. If I don't know the answers, I just surround myself with people who probably will!
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Melissa Thornton

Teacher, Huntsville ISD
I have been in Huntsville ISD since 1990 as a Theatre Teacher and an Itech. I love technology, people, and new things. I want to be there to help make other teachers' jobs easier. I'm also a bit of a nerd, but that's cool.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 10B

1:30pm

Incorporating Digital Portfolios
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to incorporate digital portfolios in your 21st century classroom. Collections of artifacts help build confidence in students’ abilities as well as provide authentic tools for college admissions, scholarship applications, or job procurement. Preferred device: iPad or PC laptop

Presenters
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Jennifer Engle

Schleicher County ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4BC

1:30pm

Inspire with Formative Assessment
Premium Registration Required.

Inspire students with formative assessment using mobile devices and virtual tools. How can teachers seamlessly gather formative assessment data using technology? Join us to find out. Preferred device: any device permitted


Presenters
avatar for Dana Henderson

Dana Henderson

Learning Technology Coach, Lewisville ISD
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Kevin Swan

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 8C

1:30pm

Navigating Nooks in Schools
Premium Registration Required.

Come talk to AISD and Barnes and Noble about how to integrate Nooks into your classrooms and libraries. Topics covered will be: hands on basic Nook use, Barnes and Noble managed accounts, implementation information, and best use cases from AISD for libraries and classrooms. Preferred device: Nook HD

Presenters
avatar for Jenny Pennington

Jenny Pennington

Library Technology Facilitator, Austin Independent School District


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6B

1:30pm

Tales Are Always Taller in Texas: Tell Your Story with LEGO® Education StoryStarter
Premium Registration Required.

Developing digital literacy is a critical 21st century skill. Join us for an interactive and hands-on workshop aimed at educators of grades 2-5. You will learn how to implement LEGO Education StoryStarter in your classroom to help students literally build their own stories. We will demonstrate how StoryStarter’s web-based and digital writing tools can be used to address the need for student learning in multiple literacies. Preferred device: Any device permitted

Presenters
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Betty Justus

LEGO Education


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6A

1:30pm

Adobe Illustrator for the Artist in You
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to design graphics and illustrations using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator. This powerful design tool helps you create vector artwork for any project, from basic shapes to logo art and illustrations. Learn how to use shapes, typography elements, path tools, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. She has developed many technology programs some of which have been adopted by the state of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 10A

1:30pm

Adobe Photoshop: Advanced Techniques
Premium Registration Required.

Learn techniques used in non-destructive editing such as layer masks, smart objects, adjustment layers, and layer styles. Explore features including content-aware tools, perspective cropping, and the blur tools. These techniques will be used to create realistic composite images.

Presenters
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Debbie Keller

Northside ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5C

1:30pm

Encouraging Writing with Weebly
Premium Registration Required.

With Weebly, you can create a website/blog, manage student accounts, accept assignments, and keep parents up-to-date. Enable your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of features, all within a protected environment.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Kuterbach

Mary Kuterbach

Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, Christ the King/Diocese of Dallas
avatar for Carol Mayo

Carol Mayo

Coordinator of Professional Development, Catholic Schools Office


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8A

1:30pm

Interactive Lessons using OneNote
Premium Registration Required.

Interactive lessons created in OneNote address the three main learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, all in an electronic notebook. In this workshop, you will learn about the different pieces that go into an interactive lesson, how to build the lesson within OneNote, and time and resources to build lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow.


Presenters
avatar for Kimberly West

Kimberly West

Professional Learning Specialist, STEM High School


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5A

1:30pm

Investigations with Geogebra
Premium Registration Required.

Learn how to use Geogebra to teach Geometry. Session will focus on helping teachers (novice to intermediate) use Geogebra to investigate properties of triangles, circles, pyramids and cones. Geogebra (free) required.

Presenters
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Audrey Cravens

Latexo ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5B

1:30pm

SMART Game Creation
Premium Registration Required.

Use the SMART Board to bring life to your class through games. Learn ways to use some of the basic and advances features to engage your students. Download new games that will be available for the first time to you.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Donally

Jaime Donally

EdTech Presenter, Founder of EdChange Global & Global Maker Day
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. She provides staff development and training on all areas of technology integration. She enjoys encouraging teachers to step out of the bounds of the classroom walls, and embrace new ways of engaging... Read More →
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Lisa Jackson

Tyler ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8B

1:30pm

Using Google Drive for Flipped Instruction
Premium Registration Required.

We will cover how to use Google Tools: Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Word Processor, Spreadsheets, Forms, and Presentations. These will be linked with hands-on learning for Flipped Instruction. I will show how to use these tools with seven websites that will allow teachers and students to use simply.

Presenters
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Raymond Jaksa

Venus ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 9A

2:30pm

A Blended Learning Toolkit
Come join LISD as we share our blended learning toolkit with models of instruction focused on engaging students in and out of the classroom. From flipped classrooms to online learning, learn how our investment in technology solutions has created a collaborative learning community prepared for the demands of today's society.

Presenters
avatar for Jody Rentfro

Jody Rentfro

Emerging Technologist, Lewisville ISD
Emerging Technologies Specialist in Lewisville ISD I am passionate that every child should have a flexible learning environment where they guide their learning. My goal is to support the district as we move forward to provide students with multiple types of digital learning environments and opportunities. Only by constantly seeking innovative ways to address learning and being flexible in our thinking can we truly serve and engage our students.
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Vicki Sell

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 18A

2:30pm

Apps for Inclusion
This session will discuss some great apps that can be used in inclusion settings to differentiate curriculum with students in K-12. Apps and mobile devices are great tools that can level the playing field for many students.

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Furler

Betsy Furler

Therapy and Training Coordinator, Bridging Apps
I am a speech pathologist turned app addict!!! I love using iPads in therapeutic and educational settings with kids with special needs. I have also branched out into general ed settings. I do trainings with educators, therapists and parents on using iPads.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 14

2:30pm

Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading for the Visually Impaired
Ever wonder what technology tools are out there to help support reading for those kids with visual impairments (VI)? Uncover how audio and large print devices can be beneficial for kids with VI or other reading challenges.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AT Playground (10C)

2:30pm

Changing Digital Campus Culture
Principals will share the successes and challenges at three separate campuses in changing the way students, teachers, and staff create and produce with technology. Learn how these campuses empowered their schools, hurdles to avoid, and specific strategies to increase the production and creation with technology.

Presenters
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Andrew Benesh

Principal, Olson Elementary
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Susan Horowitz

Principal, Allen ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 18C

2:30pm

Choosing the Right Solution for 1:1 Computing Success
The decision on which device to select for your 1:1 computing program can be a daunting one. Accepting that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this session will examine several approaches that are proving successful – from Chromebooks and tablets to integrated digital classroom solutions and we will discuss best practices for scaling up to a 1:1.

Presenters
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Diane Ashby

Education Business Development, Samsung Enterprise Business Division


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1

2:30pm

Digital + Standards-Aligned + Engaging + Rigorous = STAAR Success
Discover how you can use dynamic digital resources to prepare students for challenging STAAR assessments. We'll show you how to elevate rigor/relevance in cross-curricular lessons.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 3

2:30pm

Free (or almost free) Resources for the Classroom
Who has the time to make professional-looking certificates and presentations? How do you find the best free apps and websites? Learn the secrets for obtaining these resources for your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom G

2:30pm

Gadgets
Are you a gadget-head who likes to bring new ideas into the classroom? Get ready to learn about all of the bright, shiny new websites, apps, and gadgets that are currently rocking our world.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom D

2:30pm

Global Communication Builds Writing
Authentic audience turbocharges student growth in writing. See how pairing students with an electronic pen pal can help increase language precision, critical thinking, and world savvy.

Presenters
avatar for Rita Oates

Rita Oates

President, Oates Associates, Oates Associates
About Rita Oates | How we can help students learn more so they succeed in life? When and where does technology come into that success equation? Rita Oates has been working on that throughout her career, in K12, higher ed, in for profit organizations and in volunteer groups. | Dr. Rita Oates directed ed tech in Miami-Dade County Schools, the fourth largest school district in the USA, for more than seven years. She was education editor of the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 17B

2:30pm

Going Mobile: That's How We Roll
Join us as we share practices using mobile technologies to increase effectiveness in student achievement and engagement, communication, and parent and community involvement. We will share best practices and strategies that will enable you to use mobile technologies more effectively to achieve overall school and district improvement.

Presenters
avatar for Sheryl Abshire

Sheryl Abshire

Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools/ Lamar University
Sheryl Abshire is Chief Technology Officer in the Calcasieu Parish School System in Lake Charles, La. As a leader in technology integration, she serves as a catalyst to initiate the integration of technology into all curriculum areas throughout her school district, the state, and internationally. | | Sheryl has a B.S. Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. Elementary Education, Educational Specialist School Administration/Supervision & a Ph.D... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 12A

2:30pm

Google Drive in the Lower Grades
We will explore creative and engaging examples of ways to use Google Drive in the elementary classroom. Presenters will share stories of their students increasing their own literacy skills and intrinsic motivations while using Google Drive for assignments in and out of class.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Pratt

Amy Pratt

4th Grade Teacher, Anna ISD
avatar for Mindi Vandagriff

Mindi Vandagriff

District Instructional Technologist, Anna ISD
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." W.B. Yeats | My passion for teaching and learning spills over into every aspect of my life. Previously an elementary school teacher (primarily 4th grade), I currently serve as the District Instructional Technologist at Anna ISD. Besides being a teacher, one of my greatest accomplishments is earning a Master's Degree in Education Media Design & Technology while being a... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 19A

2:30pm

Inspired with 21st Century Skills
Today’s students need more than technology instruction. They need to be engaged in the classroom to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and other 21st century skills. Learn how to take a project-based approach to meeting state requirements and student needs.

Presenters
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Kelli Erwin

Learning.com


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 19B

2:30pm

Is a MOOC for Me?
Hear from two MOOC developers about all things MOOC: What they are, how to locate relevant courses, credit options, how to maximize your learning, and about earning badges and certificates.

Presenters
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Catherine Dutton

Texas Woman's University
avatar for Rebekah McPherson

Rebekah McPherson

Faculty, Walden University


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 15

2:30pm

Learning is fun when you teach using Battle Bots, All-Terrain and Humanoid Robotics
Robotics covers a wide range of interests and activities. Discover platforms that will help you teach using a variety of robots from battle bots to all-terrain to humanoid robots.

Presenters
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Bill White

Lab Resources, Inc.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 2

2:30pm

Making the shift to PBL in a test driven environment
Change is hard. It is especially difficult when you have years of “proven success” on state standardized tests. How do you get the staff to make the shift? How do you get the students and parents on board? How do you get past the test being the center of every conversation? Let’s have an honest and frank conversation. Let’s discuss failures, successes, and ongoing challenges we face as a district trying to shift the focus from a test score and toward graduating lifelong learners. If you want a 'sit and get' presentation, this isn’t the one for you.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Floyd

Scott Floyd

Dir. of Instructional Technology, White Oak ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom F

2:30pm

Pimp Your Lesson Plans
Add interest and interactivity to your projects and activities using fun, free, and fabulous Web 2.0 tools. You will meet the higher levels of Blooms, while engaging students with digital tools that they use in all other aspects of their lives.

Presenters
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Paige Parker

Instructional Technology Specialist, Humble ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 12B

2:30pm

Student Engagement with Discovery Education
Put the power of learning at your student’s fingertips through our redesigned Student Center. Flip your classroom with unique logins, students can browse grade-specific content and access personalized assignments. In this session, we will demonstrate new ways to deliver resources to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, and achieve curriculum learning goals with the support of the Discovery Education Classroom Manager and Builder Tools.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hilton Salon C

2:30pm

Tablet Smackdown: Compare the 'ware
We walked Chromebooks, iPads, Androids, KindleFire, Windows tablets, et al., through identical digital techbook assignments. Find out which machines tested best at which tasks.

Presenters
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →
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Craig Halper

Discovery Education


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom E

2:30pm

TEA: IMA for Schools
The session will provide information on new opportunities for acquiring instructional materials and digital content in Texas schools. The Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) will be discussed.

Presenters
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John Lopez

Texas Education Agency


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 13AB

2:30pm

Tools for Embedded Librarianship
Don't wait for your patrons to come to the library. Take your library to them. Use your library website as a platform for expanding your library services outside the school walls. These tech tools will help you collaborate, promote, create, and curate for your stakeholders 24/7.

Presenters
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Jennifer Wyatt

Region 3 ESC


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 11AB

2:30pm

Website Evaluation
You can't believe everything you read on the Internet these days. Most students do. Learn how to teach website evaluation to students from a librarian and GE teacher. Lessons, websites, and teaching strategies will be shared.

Presenters
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Andrea Cardon

Copperas Cove ISD
avatar for Katie Drake

Katie Drake

Copperas Cove ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 16B

2:30pm

Wireless Design for Mobile Technologies
Apple engineers will provide guidance and tips on how to design a proper wireless infrastructure that can handle the myriad wireless devices showing up on your campus or within your district. We will share best practices, tips, techniques, and assessment tools.

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Tommy Hann

Apple Inc.
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Shane Seal

Apple Inc.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 16A

2:30pm

SOS-SIG Meeting
The SOS-SIG (Strategic Open Source Special Interest Group) mission is to build and activate a community of educators who promote and support opportunities for technological advancement and a broader educational foundation that Open Source software solutions bring to K-16 education. Current members and those interested in learning more about SOS-SIG are encouraged to attend; advance registration and SIG membership are not required.

Presenters

Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hilton Room 408

2:30pm

VL-SIG Meeting
VL-SIG (Virtual Learning Special Interest Group) is dedicated to supporting collaboration and communication among virtual learning coordinators, online course instructors, and online curriculum developers. Current members and those interested in learning more about the VL-SIG are encouraged to join us for this important meeting as participants will take part in round table discussions with TCEA 2014 conference presenters. Advance registration and SIG membership are not required. *Special invite to the Blackboard Collaborate TCEA Event for attendees.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hilton Room 406

3:45pm

Apps for Creativity in Elementary
Use the iPad to inspire creativity in the elementary classroom. This session will provide apps and actual classroom lessons that focus on producing, rather than consuming, with the iPad, regardless if you have one or a class set.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Gomez

Matt Gomez

Presenter, SDE, Inc.
I am passionate about engaging parents in their child's learning, integrating tech in the classroom and incorporating play in our learning. I am the co-founder of @EdcampDallas as well as a moderator for the Twitter chats #TXidea and #Kinderchat. | | - @mattBgomez


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 19A

3:45pm

Common Core: Investing In Success
From addressing Common Core state standards to personalized digital learning requirements, how can Lenovo’s products and services help you prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges?

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 3

3:45pm

Drinking from the Internet Firehose
What is content curation? If you are always trying to keep track of websites, bookmarks, and information, then this session will help you get a handle on it all.

Presenters
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Miguel Guhlin

East Central ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 12B

3:45pm

Free Copyright-Friendly Resources
Copyright in the classroom is always an issue. How do we promote good copyright practices with our students while still creating high-quality, engaging products? Come discover free resources that provide copyright-friendly materials for education.

Presenters
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Jeff Peterson

Campus Instructional Technology Specialist, Lamar CISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 15

3:45pm

Gen Y: 20% Time in the Classroom
Some of the greatest innovations including the Post it Note, Google Earth, and Gmail were created using the business world’s model of 20% time. Join us for an exploration on motivating and engaging your students in meaningful learning that deepens the understanding of TEKS.

Presenters
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Kirstin Girard

Lewisville ISD
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Deanna McKinley

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 18A

3:45pm

Go Paperless
In today’s world, students are creating digital projects using a variety of tools on computers and mobile devices. In this session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite apps and tools for students and then will share a simple solution that will allow the teacher to collect and organize students' creations.

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom D

3:45pm

Got Twitter? Make it Better!
You know how to follow, tweet, and retweet, but there are many more tools you can use in conjunction with your Twitter account to enhance your professional learning. Come discover what free tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, Diigo, Scoop.it, and Feedly can do to maximize your learning through social media.

Presenters
avatar for Sandy Kendell

Sandy Kendell

Communications Specialist & Digital Learning Coach, Georgetown ISD
Sandy Kendell is a Communications and Educational Technology Specialist with 23 years of experience in K-12 education including classroom teaching, instructional technology facilitation, and school communications at the campus and district levels. Sandy is an experienced trainer and conference presenter, having led or co-led a variety of sessions and workshops in Georgetown ISD as well as at conferences such as SXSWedu, ISTE, TCEA, iPadpalooza... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 9B

3:45pm

How to Manage and Deploy iOS Devices
Apple engineers will share the latest information on how best to deploy small and large numbers of devices. The latest updates will also be discussed.

Presenters
avatar for Alby Rose

Alby Rose

Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.
I am a K-12 Systems Engineer with the Apple Education team. I spend my days helping schools and districts get the guidance & information they need to deploy Macs and iPads successfully to change teaching and learning, in today's digital classrooms.


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 16A

3:45pm

iPads, eReaders, and More. Oh, My!
Come follow the yellow brick road into an elementary school campus and find out what obstacles lie ahead as the library media specialist, teachers, and school community travel through the technology forest using iPads, e-Readers, and Web 2.0 tools. The Good Library Lady will discuss how she weaves her magic with budgets, apps, and more.

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Aundrea Wright Young

Librarian, Dallas ISD


Wednesday February 5, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 18C

3:45pm

Manage 21st Century Classrooms with Securly
Teachers and IT administrators: Do you want more granular control of which websites gets blocked/allowed in your school? Come learn how with Securly.

Presenters
avatar for Awais Ahsan