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TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference

White Oak ISD, 200 S. White Oak Rd, White Oak, TX

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Friday, June 14
 

7:30am

Registration & Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Troxell
Register and enjoy coffee, juice, & donuts. - Sponsored by Troxell

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

8:30am

Creating the Classrooms We Need
In the age of information surplus, our schools hold immense potential for authentic and experience-based learning. We are teaching and learning in an educational landscape where the students no longer have to come to school to 'get' the information. Never have educators had such opportunities to think creatively about their practice. Never has it been so incumbent upon us to provide students with innovative and dynamic learning. This session will provide practical classroom examples of activities and assessments as well as push audience thinking on what it means to teach and learn in modern schools.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Executive Director and Lead Teacher
For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 8:30am - 9:20am
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

MimioStudio Tips and Tricks - Sponsored by Master AV
This session will provide participants with many ideas and resources to utilize the MimioStudio
software and products more effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas as well. Tips, tricks,
teacher-created templates ready for classroom use, and various other methods of using the MimioClassroom
products will be provided with immediate application possible.

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

20 Things NOT to do in an iPad 1:1
In this session we'll take an entertaining look at all the places where we royally messed up our 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. While we've had more successes than failures, hopefully you can learn something from our journey down the road to 1:1. There's something in here for everyone in this session from librarians to teachers to tech administrators to parents, no position can escape the wrath!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
117 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Cloudy with a Chance of Collaboration
This cloud based session will focus upon the exciting uses of Google Docs for teaching and professional development, the power of Evernote, and the back channel beauty of Today's Meet in the Classroom. With these cloud based tools there is a chance for collaboration, right?

Speakers
avatar for Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Teacher, Community ISD
I am a 4th Grade Math/Science Teacher at Community ISD and my goal is to use technology in the classroom to engage students at higher levels. I believe every classroom whether it is BYOT, 1:1 or just rolling a laptop cart from class to class. These devices should be seen as opportunities and it is our job to help students utilize their potential while collaborating, investigating and creating amazing pieces of work to showcase their learning... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Collaboration or Cooperation… that is the Question
Have a SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard? Do your students cooperate or collaborate using it? Let's explore a few ideas that take a look at collaborative and cooperative learning, understand the differences and benefits of both types of learning strategies and find out how to create simple lessons using SMART Notebook that you and your students can apply into your classroom. We will explore a variety of lesson ideas, brainstorm and discuss key strategies of collaborative and cooperative learning and learn about a few simple tips and tricks that will enhance both collaborative and cooperative learning with your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. Presentation Resources: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cfngw7c7hp45pcc/phg8SlDBgI

Speakers
avatar for Heather Lamb

Heather Lamb

Education Consultant, SMART Technologies


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Copyright or Wrong?
At what point does something become copyright protected? What happens if someone uses an image, video or music clip they did not create without the creator’s permission? This presentation will cover copyright law, fair use doctrine, and creative commons along with ideas of how to allow teacher and student creativity to flourish in the midst of all the confusion.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Cranford

Pam Cranford

Testing Coordinator, White Oak ISD


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Data by Design: Empowering Students with High-Tech Math Performance-Based Assessments
Learn how iPads and web 2.0 tools can help empower students to plan and execute real-world performance based assessments in a secondary math class.

Speakers
avatar for Rafranz Davis

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.


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Flipped Classroom
Have you heard of the Flipped Classroom? Come check out what one teacher has done to Flip his 5th Grade Math Classroom. This will be an honest look at what has and hasn't worked at a school where half of the students DON'T have internet at home! You'll also learn how to get Flip Class Certified! Presentation resources: https://docs.google.com/a/woisd.net/document/d/19DdXSxk_O-yDWMqz6vKCJ9FeAXY-H3KaAeHqJC_0VaI/edit

Speakers
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 →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
Library 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Global Connections in Elementary: The How and Why
Learn about tech tools and example projects that will give your class a global audience while discussing how these connections lead to collaboration and authentic learning in the classroom. Tools shared include blogs, Twitter, Google Docs, Voicethread, and Skype. Real-life project examples will be shared while discussing the authentic learning that took place in the classroom with each. The importance of digital citizenship will be an underlying topic.

Speakers
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


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Hangin' with Google Plus
Tweeter out of tune?
Skipped-out on Skype?
Lost that Face-Time feeling?
Heard Google Plus is a Ghost-Town?
Hangout with the OTHER (#2) Social Network & see what it offers your class or PLN.

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD
avatar for Rusty Meyners

Rusty Meyners

Tech Coordinator, Eustace ISD
You may know me - I'm not a Teacher but sometimes I play one on Moodle


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Hear Me, See Me... or NOT!
How does the power of a video change when the sound or video is removed? How do you engage students beyond pressing play or stream? Experience it yourself in this session. Use the strategies presented to increase student engagement and promote awareness for disabilities at the same time! Suitable for all grade levels, the selected DE video will be at the high school level.

Speakers
KV

Kristy Vincent

Director of Digital Learning, Hardin ISD
Kristy Vincent is a visionary educator passionate about 21st century learners. With an infectious enthusiasm, she zealously provides professional educators the tools they need to be learning facilitators in the classroom. Dubbed a social media queen and an educator by passion, Kristy has worn many hats. Starting as a Distance Learning lab facilitator, she quickly moved into teaching Technology Applications, Social Sciences and working at a... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
118 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

My Next 30 Years : Visual Literacy Workshop
Tell your story about your life in the next 30 years- What would you say? Create a Media-Visual Literacy project that includes: Family:School;Love:Joy;College; Education; Military; Marriage;Sadness;Brother/Sister:Religion;Pets; Peaks & Valleys:Death. Explore 5 WEB Presentation Media Tools.

Topics to be covered include:
1. Storytelling
2. What is a story?
3. Components -Visual-Audio-Music
4. Digital Stories • Definitions • Examples
5. Process • Script • Storyboard • Planning
6. Production • Tools • Tips
7. Presentation
8. Post Production • Digitize/Organize •
9. Editing- Distribution • Reflection

Five WEB 2.0 software tools will be demonstrated and utilized. Participants will come away from the presentation with a clear understanding of various strategies that can be used to optimize learning by the digital generation in the new digital landscape. They will learn how to address learning standards, while at the same time, meeting both curricular goals and preparing students with the skills, knowledge and understandings above and beyond content recall necessary to meet the new realities of the 21st Century.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Howie DiBlasi

Dr. Howie DiBlasi

CEO, Digital Journey
About Howie DiBlasiEducational Technology Trainer and Speaker, Austin, TXDr. Howie DiBlasi was recognized as “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona and nominated as a finalist in the “Top Secondary Leaders in America”. He has been featured in several magazines as “A CIO that really thinks outside the box”. He is a published author , “Change Agent” , Educational Technology consultant and the Producer of the... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

This Is How We Do It: Fusing Technology & Libraries
This session is packed full of clever ideas and quick and easy solutions for librarians who fuse technology with standard library tasks. From the electronic front door (webpage) to the technical back office, presenters will showcase various tools and procedures to prioritize, organize, and energize the library’s program. This is not an app workshop. Presentation Resources: https://sites.google.com/site/tcea2013edney/home/area7whiteoak

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Gullett

Sharon Gullett

Consultant, Sharon Gullett Consulting


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:25am
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Yes, You ARE Geeky Enough to Program!
So, you don't think of yourself as "techie". You might not spend every weekend in Northrend or Pandaria, you may not own the entire Stargate SG-1 collection on Blueray, and you may not be anywhere near a "digital native". That doesn't mean you can't learn to program! See how easy it truly is in this 2-hour session where we'll learn the basics of Scratch, a free introductory programming tool that is a fantastic resource to get your students started. Come give it a try--it's easier than you think, it's a great way to promote STEM skills, and it is (gasp) FUN!

Speakers
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 →


Friday June 14, 2013 9:30am - 11:25am
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

ANDROIDgenus Breakout
ANDROID: Pro, Con or iCurious
Not a prezo. Not a pitch. Not anything without You.
Deploying? - SHARE!
Wondering? - SEEK!
Blending, Supplementing, BYO? - DISCUSS!
Join ANDROIDgenus Group on TCEA Social Community & F2F at #TA7TC.

Speakers
avatar for Rusty Meyners

Rusty Meyners

Tech Coordinator, Eustace ISD
You may know me - I'm not a Teacher but sometimes I play one on Moodle


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

MimioMobile: Extending the use of your iPads and Android Tablets in the Classroom - Sponsored by Master AV
Discover how MimioMobile can add to instruction in the classroom using your iPad or *Android Tablet. Give control of the presentation station to the teacher or student. Permit the students to have a shared writing space with the class. Turn the student devices into a clicker. This is done easily with MimioMobile.
*Android support Coming Fall of 2013.

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

21-Day Guide to becoming a Twitter Addict
"I just don't get twitter. Isn't it just a bunch of celebrities telling us what they had for lunch?"

Do you ever hear this from your staff? Heck, maybe even you find yourself saying, "What's the big deal with the twitters?"

In this session, I'll go over a 21-day guide to getting you or your teachers on the road to this powerful social media tool. The guide itself was created using twitter an my PLN, so you know it's good stuff.

To Tweet, or not to tweet, that is the question.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
117 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Apps Across the Curriculum
Discover how to use a handful of apps across the curriculum. This presentation includes a thorough tour of student-created work and app-tivities using 3 apps (e.g. Pic Collage, Strip Designer/Comic Life, and Scrap Pad). As these apps are product-based in nature, they are coined as “apps to grow with” - apps that can be used PreK-12 and beyond and stretched across the curriculum. This session will also touch on workflow, professional development, and student showcases. App-tivities Across the Curriculum: http://pinterest.com/techchef4u/collagecomic-app-tivities/

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Can't Live without them: Google Forms
Create Google Forms to minimize paper flow and adult time by digitally managing information that your campus needs during the school year. This session will highlight some examples like campus voting for elections, student exemptions for finals, parent contact tracking, monitoring students in the library or office and several other uses found for our campus of over a thousand students. It will feature tips, tricks and logistics of managing lots of information in a quicker, more efficient way. Presentation Resources: https://sites.google.com/site/tcea2013edney/home/area7whiteoak

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Connect, Create & Collaborate with your Library Media Specialist!
Learn about a variety of web 2.0 tools, techniques and ideas that will empower your teachers and students inside and outside of your learning spaces. Presentation Resources: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cfngw7c7hp45pcc/phg8SlDBgI

Speakers
avatar for Heather Lamb

Heather Lamb

Education Consultant, SMART Technologies


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

DigiTools to Get Things Done
The daily stream of to-do's is unending. Take control of your digital life with this BYOD session that will help you get things done! We'll explore a variety of apps and combinations of apps that will give you what you need to increase productivity and decrease time spent in your inbox.

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Getting Started With STEM-PBL: 5 E-Z Projects for Your Classroom
Discoverer STEM-PBL Imagineering. Build 5 beginning interactive projects to introduce students to STEM-PBL.

Explore real-world, authentic problems; how students learn the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge with integrated projects.

S.T.E.M./P.B.L. projects increase student interest in science, technology, engineering, & math because they involve students in solving authentic problems & collaboration.

STEM/PBL education is focused on real-world, authentic problems and students learn to reflect on the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge of the world around them with integrated STEM/PBL projects.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Howie DiBlasi

Dr. Howie DiBlasi

CEO, Digital Journey
About Howie DiBlasiEducational Technology Trainer and Speaker, Austin, TXDr. Howie DiBlasi was recognized as “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona and nominated as a finalist in the “Top Secondary Leaders in America”. He has been featured in several magazines as “A CIO that really thinks outside the box”. He is a published author , “Change Agent” , Educational Technology consultant and the Producer of the... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Search On!
You may have heard of Google. And you may realize it's a great engine. But do you know how to search? Do you REALLY know how to search for all the things you need at your fingertips NOW? Learn the workings of how search works and the tricks to doing it more effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
KV

Kristy Vincent

Director of Digital Learning, Hardin ISD
Kristy Vincent is a visionary educator passionate about 21st century learners. With an infectious enthusiasm, she zealously provides professional educators the tools they need to be learning facilitators in the classroom. Dubbed a social media queen and an educator by passion, Kristy has worn many hats. Starting as a Distance Learning lab facilitator, she quickly moved into teaching Technology Applications, Social Sciences and working at a... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
118 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Tech Tools for PLC
Looking for ways to better manage and organize the planning process? Come learn from a tech savvy department chair how one chaotic PLC was transformed into a structured planning machine using collaborative apps and web 2.0 tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rafranz Davis

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.


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Using the iPad to Inspire Creativity in Elementary
See lessons that take advantage of this powerful tool regardless if you have one iPad or many. We will discuss apps that promote creativity and encourage collaboration in the class. We'll focus on storytelling, creating and exploring. Real-life examples will be shared to help participants think beyond the apps' intended uses to see potential uses to best meet kids' needs.

Speakers
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


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Web 2.0 Tools with Ninjas
Come check out the latest FREE Web 2.0 tools that are at your disposal! We'll show you how we use them in our classes and at our school! And better yet, they're all organized in ONE place so you won't have to write down or remember hundreds of links. Presentation Resources: https://docs.google.com/a/woisd.net/document/d/19DdXSxk_O-yDWMqz6vKCJ9FeAXY-H3KaAeHqJC_0VaI/edit

Speakers
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 →


Friday June 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:25am
Library 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

11:25am

Lunch - Sponsored by ComputerLand of East Texas
Bodacious BBQ Sponsored by Computerland of East Texas


Friday June 14, 2013 11:25am - 12:30pm
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

MimioStudio Tips and Tricks - Sponsored by Master AV
This session will provide participants with many ideas and resources to utilize the MimioStudio
software and products more effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas as well. Tips, tricks,
teacher-created templates ready for classroom use, and various other methods of using the MimioClassroom
products will be provided with immediate application possible.

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

29 Twitter Tweeting Tips and Tricks
Think you know TWITTER. Think again! Use Twitter to communicate, connect/collaborate. Topics: Twitter Primer: Why You Should Be on Twitter: Twitter in Education: Twitter Global Mind: Teaching With Twitter: How to Present While People are Twittering: Apps:

If social networking can help topple governments and remove Middle Eastern dictators , TWITTER can help you build a community. If used correctly, it can help you on your journey into building a PLN and communication, connections and collaboration.

Discover how to, tips and tricks about Twitter. This session explores tricks , tips and how to’s for every one. Participants will understand the “ Importance of Retweeting”, “Discovering Upcoming Twitter Trends”, and “Utilizing Effective Free Twitter Tools”.

You can learn the basics in minutes, and master the platform within hours.” Start with a primer on how Twitter works then explore topics that include: Twitter for Beginners – Do as a New Twitter User; Twitter Tips from Twitter Users; Tips for Twitter-and Life;Using Twitter Search to Stay Up To Date; Ways to Be Worth Following on Twitter; Twitter Networking Tips; Twitter Mistakes You Should Avoid; Benefits of Twitter for Bloggers; Grow Your Twitter Presence; Develop a Twitter Landing Page; Ways to use Twitter from your mobile phone; Most Popular Twitter applications;



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Howie DiBlasi

Dr. Howie DiBlasi

CEO, Digital Journey
About Howie DiBlasiEducational Technology Trainer and Speaker, Austin, TXDr. Howie DiBlasi was recognized as “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona and nominated as a finalist in the “Top Secondary Leaders in America”. He has been featured in several magazines as “A CIO that really thinks outside the box”. He is a published author , “Change Agent” , Educational Technology consultant and the Producer of the... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Apps + MORE with @ipadsammy
In this session, Jon Samuelson @ipadsammy, will share cool apps and websites he has found over the past few months. Links and resources will be provided for you to explore some cool things for your classroom over the summer.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Connected Classes Globally with Skype and Twitter
Come learn how one teacher has connected his class globablly using Skype and Twitter. From Skyping with Olympic Gold Medalists, to a 15 year old ISEF winner, to classes from Sweden, UK, Australia, Venezuela, Canada, and so much more! Come see the power that can come from allowing your students to connect with others worldwide! Presentation Resources: https://docs.google.com/a/woisd.net/document/d/19DdXSxk_O-yDWMqz6vKCJ9FeAXY-H3KaAeHqJC_0VaI/edit

Speakers
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 →


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Library 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Fostering Creativity and Innovation through Technology
This session will share some of the tools and resources being used in a pilot program for elementary and middle school students in Seguin. The program is intended to give students the opportunity to explore, create, invent, and solve problems using a variety of technology resources, such as Makey Makey, Picoboards, Scratch, Lego Mindstorms robotics, and more. Presentation resources: http://prezi.com/kdiwt2r5oa3-/innovation-ready/

Speakers
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 →


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

iCarry With Me: 5 Apps for Your iClassroom
This session will look at 5 apps that you need but didn't know it. We'll explore what the app is, how it works, and how to best implement it into your classroom. We'll also discuss what it might look like in three different scenarios: BYOD, 1:1, or limited number of shared devices.

Speakers

Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

My Teacher Tech Toolkit - The Right Tools for the Right Job
It’s never about the tool, it’s about the teaching! But with that said, when my teaching needs a tool to enhance it, do I have the right one? Join me and let’s explore together which tools we have in our toolkits that help us integrate technology into the lessons we teach.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Naugle

Paula Naugle

Teacher - 4th grade, Bissonet Plaza Elem School
I teach 4th graders in a public suburban school in NOLA. I am passionate about integrating technology into my classroom. We use Google Hangouts, Skype, Edmodo, GlogsterEDU, kidblogs.org, and many other web tools and sites to flatten our classroom walls.


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
117 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Revolutionize Literacy Time to the 21st Century
Still sorting old fashion letter tiles by hand? Tired of making, laminating and cutting out homemade centers only to have them ruined? Overwhelmed by all the papers kids complete at centers and then turn in? Quit that! Learn some new ideas to integrate technology, pique children's interest and teach all of your literacy skills at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Richeson

Emily Richeson

Math Intervention/Technology Teacher, White Oak ISD
I teach K-2nd graders at White Oak Primary School. I work as a math interventionist in the mornings and am the Technology Lab teacher in the afternoons. I love it!


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Solutions Through Centers
Whether students are 6 years old or seniors, center stations provide differentiated instruction and technology integration where "class sets" of devices are not available. Learn the basics of set up and student "training". Examples from real classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Student-Created Books in the iClassroom
Publishing student understanding and content in book form is a novel way (pun-intended) for students to showcase their learning. This session will guide learners through a spectrum of book creation apps from limited customization (e.g. modifying text and images) to full publishing. Through the tour, learners will explore these tools and discuss how they can be used across the curriculum to support literacy. Student-Created Books: https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/student-created-books-in-iclassroom/id600182444

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Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Teaching with Technology
Ready to start a Tech Tuesday at your campus?

Create exciting professional development your staff will want to attend! Expand the expertise of teachers who want to use technology to enhance instruction. You will learn how to plan your tech sessions and provide continuing education credit to your staff. You will leave with handouts for tech tools that are ready to use and explore great websites and apps including:

Vocaroo- Easy Podcasting
Wix- Create Beautiful Webpages
Smore- Stunning Online Flyers
Piktochart- Infographics
Surveys -SurveyMonkey & PollEverywhere
Thinglink- Interactive Pictures
Aurasma- Augmented Reality
Twitter for Teachers- Create a Professional Learning Network

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper

Librarian, Henderson ISD
Librarian, Tech Geek, Book Lover, and All Around Nerd! Passionate about helping young people succeed!


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

The One iPad Classroom - Tips and Tools
Do you have an iPad in your classroom? There are many activities and apps you can use to engage and collaborate with your students with only one or two iPads. Come and learn about some of apps that teachers are using and share your ideas on how to get the most of the device(s) you have available.

Speakers
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.


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
118 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Web Tools & Apps for Secondary Math
Come learn about FREE web tools and Ipad apps that will keep your students begging for more in math! All resources will be shared via link!

Speakers
avatar for Rafranz Davis

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.


Friday June 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:25pm
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

EnvisionED--Rethinking Learning spaces--a conversation
Come break down stereotypes, brainstorm, wonder, sketch and discuss what the ideal learning spaces in your school could look like. Creativity and curiosity welcome!

Speakers
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.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

MimioMobile: Extending the use of your iPads and Android Tablets in the Classroom - Sponsored by Master AV
Discover how MimioMobile can add to instruction in the classroom using your iPad or *Android Tablet. Give control of the presentation station to the teacher or student. Permit the students to have a shared writing space with the class. Turn the student devices into a clicker. This is done easily with MimioMobile.
*Android support Coming Fall of 2013.

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Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Are You Prepared to be Googled?
As role models for students are you prepared to be googled? Come learn how we, as educators, can help our students learn how digital responsibility reflects who we are and where we've been online. Discussion will be based on our digital footprints, and how they are established through the use of social media. Best practices for digital communication and etiquette will be discussed, along with suggestions on clearing up "dirty" footprints.

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Chromebooks in Education: What are they and what can they do?
The Chromebook has received a significant amount of buzz lately especially in education. Is the Chromebook a "gamechanger" or just another fad that will fade. Come and decide for yourself as we discuss how we are using them at Community ISD. We will also discuss their features, advantages, and limitations for the classroom. The presenter will bring several Chromebooks for attendees to use, so come and check them out.

Speakers
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.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
118 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Digital Natives Need to Learn About Digital Footprints
As soon as they start logging on, our students (children) need to know that what goes online line stays online. Years from now their college recruiter and future bosses will be checking out their digital footprints as part of the application process. Let’s discuss how to help them build a positive digital footprint. I have lots of resources to share.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Naugle

Paula Naugle

Teacher - 4th grade, Bissonet Plaza Elem School
I teach 4th graders in a public suburban school in NOLA. I am passionate about integrating technology into my classroom. We use Google Hangouts, Skype, Edmodo, GlogsterEDU, kidblogs.org, and many other web tools and sites to flatten our classroom walls.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
117 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Free Professional Development whenever you want it!
In this session, Jon Samuelson @ipadsammy, will go over how to harness podcasting to get free PD on the go this summer. Podcasts to follow will be shared, as well as a number of resources on how to manage and listen to podcasts using your phone or tablet. Jon will also share how he creates his podcast using a Google Hangout and free resources. A world of PD is out there for you to explore, harness the power of podcasting!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Is it Better than Crayons?
Free apps are the siren song of tablet users in education. This session will explore criteria for selecting apps for your teachers and PreK through second grade students to use. Sometimes free apps are good and sometimes "you get what you pay for"… let's be a little more intentional in our choices in apps. Suggested criteria and example apps will be shared. Presentation Resources: http://www.lovelylearning.com/tcea-area-7.php

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Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Macbook Boot Camp
If you have a Macbook and you aren't in LOVE with it yet, then this session is for you! Let me show you how they really do work better...right out of the box! Learn how to unlock the potential of that awesome machine you have using the programs it comes loaded with, such as Pages and Keynote. You'll leave this session sharing my passion for all things Apple!

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avatar for Emily Richeson

Emily Richeson

Math Intervention/Technology Teacher, White Oak ISD
I teach K-2nd graders at White Oak Primary School. I work as a math interventionist in the mornings and am the Technology Lab teacher in the afternoons. I love it!


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Proloquo2Go
Proloquo2Go is an Assistive Technology tool for students with special needs who are non-verbal or have articulation issues. Proloquo2Go is an iOS app that functions similarly to a DynaVox but at a fraction of the cost. I will show you ways to customize this tool to each students individual needs.

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avatar for Zach Snow

Zach Snow

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Royse City ISD
Instructional Technology Coordinator for Royse City ISD. I am married to my best friend, and the best teacher I have ever seen, Susan Snow (@suziesnow). We have incredible two boys, Jacob and Eli. Co-organizer for @EdCampAwesome in Royse City, TX. I also have many pairs of brightly colored pants. I want to be Greg Garner when I grow up.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Show Don't Tell - Video Production In the Classroom
Think you need a film degree or fancy studio to produce instructional videos for your classroom? Think again. Quality classroom videos can be produced with little more than a cell phone and an idea. This session will cover classroom video production from start to finish, including equipment selection, project ideas, editing options, and what to do with the videos once they are made. Come see how simple it can really be to produce your own quality instructional videos.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans

6-8 Technology Applications, Arlington Classics Academy
I have been an educator for over 10 years. I am a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer and a Google Apps Certified Administrator. I teach technology applications and technology integration.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Library 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Students Can Blog Too!
Come learn how students can begin blogging in your class. See how my first graders began by using Kidblog. I will show you how to setup, manage, and access your class from your device.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Russell

Heather Russell

Technology Integration Specialist, Community ISD
I love teaching students and teachers how to use technology for creativity.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

The 1 iPad Classroom
This fast-paced session focuses on how elementary teachers can use a single iPad creatively and productively in multiple settings such as whole group, pass around, small groups, and stations. A plethora of apps (both consumptive and product-based), app-tivities, blogs, and resources will be showcased across the curriculum. While the intent is to support teachers with a single iPad and highlight ways to boost student engagement, learning, and productivity, the suggestions and apps shared would be useful to teachers with multiple iPads as well. (If you attended this session last year, it has been completely retooled and revamped!) 1 iPad Classroom: http://list.ly/list/4DF-1-ipad-classroom-apps?feature=trending

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Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

The 24/7 Classroom
Multiple ways to share your classroom activities - including videotaping actual lessons to post on website - to allow students to view actual lessons. Will show samples of high school calculus/geometry classes - where classroom lessons are shared by uploading video to YouTube and embedded on website. Site also will show posted documents, study guides, electronic textbook, etc.

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avatar for Glenn English

Glenn English

Instructional Technology Specialist, Tyler ISD
I am a believer in providing as many resources online for students as possible. Video and multimedia are now an easy resource to provide for students, faculty and parents.


Friday June 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:25pm
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

2:30pm

Closing Keynote: On Being Resilient
What are the conditions that support students and teachers so as to develop resiliency? How can we shift focus to pare down the amount of 'stuff' that needs to be done so as to allow for adaptation, flexibility and change? What systemic structures can help develop resiliency? What does a resilient student do/habits of practice? How does this look for the individual student, teacher, school, district?

Speakers
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Executive Director and Lead Teacher
For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

3:00pm

Door Prizes
Wind down the day with some shared resources and door prizes!

Friday June 14, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693