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Getting On Board: Google Lit Trips and Tour Builder
Speakers: Kim Becherer, Library Media Specialist, Parkway School District, MO
Literature across the curriculum! Immerse readers in culture, geography, history, allusions, and background information by bringing books alive with Google Lit Trips. Get the most out of read alouds and reading groups by also utilizing Google Tour Builder to help students create their own virtual online tours. You can use the information presented to engage your students in a lit trip that will open new worlds, elevate instruction and provide better understandings of literature.
Session resources: tinyurl.com/zv9yx9j
Girls in STEM
Speaker: Laura Knapp, Technology Teacher, Gateway Science Academy South, MO
Have you ever wondered why not as many girls choose careers in STEM? We will explore some possible reasons why this occurs as well as some ways to pique their interest in STEM fields. There will also be a demonstration of specific kits, tools, books, and activities that can be used with girls to generate a higher interest in STEM. Come join us and learn how to help girls emerge and evolve in the STEM field.
Session resources: http://bit.ly/2ldUdsQ
Going Google in a High School Math Classroom
Speaker: Michele Spitzmiller, Math Instructor/Department Chair, Arcadia Valley R-II
A look into the transformation of a high school math classroom after going 1 to 1 with Chromebooks and integrating the 4 C's – Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity. you will learn one way to integrate Google Sites, Classroom, Sheets, Forms, gMail, Draw, and gMath into their high school math classroom to foster the 4 C's and improve student performance. You will learn how to use emerging technologies (Google Products) to foster the evolution of high school math education (implement the 4C's) in order to elevate student achievement.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/yj75k1
Google Apps: There's an Add-On for That
Speakers: Maria Tenny, Instructional Technology Specialist, Rockwood School District, MO
Do you love Google Apps but sometimes wish it could give you just a little more? Add-ons are tools which extend the functionality of Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. They increase the capabilities of Google Apps to improve productivity, enhance features, and engage learners. Come discover how add-ons can take you to the next level in your implementation of GAFE by promoting student learning and teacher productivity!
Session resources: http://bit.do/addonsmetc17
Google Forms - Your New Best Friend
Spotlight Educator: Mary Kienstra, Teacher, Naperville Community Unit District 203
The days of assessing with only paper and pencil are gone. In this session, you'll learn how to use Google Forms for formative assessment and for classroom management. With these engaging Google Forms, you can assess your students and easily organize the data you collect. Join us to see a variety of ways to use this powerful tool. Learn how data collected from Forms can be analyzed and used to form strategy groups and for classroom management. Learning new ways to assess students and organize data is key to evolving as educators. It's time to move toward new ways of formative assessment and strategy grouping.
Google Forms Add-ons
Speakers: Hannah Dyksen, Technology Teacher, Fort Zumwalt School District, MO
Room: Windsor I - Embassy Suites Harness the power of Google Forms Add-ons to increase your productivity and possibilities when using Forms! We will explore add-ons such as All Questions Required, Choice Eliminator 2, Docappender, Formlimiter, Form Recycler, and Forms Notifications. These add-ons will help you to minimize setup time, better track responses, allow for easy sign-ups, give feedback on quizzes and assignments, set limits to the number of responses that can be collected, reuse questions from other Google Forms, organize peer reviews, and more! You will leave with a list of Google Forms Add-ons to install and have a working knowledge of how to incorporate those Add-ons into instruction, planning, data collection, and communication with peers, parents, and students.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/b0vZg4
Google Outside the Lines
Speaker: Mandi Tolen, Teacher, Joseph School District, MO
Do you use Google Forms to gather information or Google Slides to present content? Google Apps can do so much more. You'll learn how to create innovative lessons by using the entire Google Suite differently. At the end of this session, you will have different examples and ideas of how to use Google Apps in innovative ways, not just as they were intended. Many of these examples are interactive, so you will be able to experience them not just sit and see. From interactive content to Choose Your Own Adventure stories... Let's Google outside the lines!
Google Slides: This isn't Your Grandma's PowerPoint!
Spotlight Educator: JP Prezzavento, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Fox C-6 School District, MO
Adding collaboration to Google Slides makes it much more than just a presentation tool! In this session, we will discuss ways to increase student collaboration and engagement by harnessing the collaborative power of Google Slides. The use of Google tools to create and collaborate have become more prominent in the past 5 years. Now that many teachers are able to use these tools, we need to learn creative, out of the box ways to use them. We will demonstrate advanced features of Slides that help students create real, meaningful work. This session will help teachers move their student work across SAMR by giving students the opportunity to collaborate on new, rigorous tasks. Finally, we will look at examples of collaborative student projects including ebooks, comic strips, and video galleries created in Google Slides.
Session resources: jpprezz.com/notforgrandma
Speaker: Stacie Wagers, Library Media Specialist, Parkway School District, MO
The Google Smorgasbord will treat participants to a buffet of Google technologies. We will explore Google Classroom, Apps/Extensions, Google Tourbuilder, Digital Makerspace and some Google Drive tricks. These tools will engage and inspire new learning possibilities with students. At the end of this session attendees will experience a variety of examples on how Google tools can impact student learning in the library or elementary classroom. So come join our technology feast.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/6cqnY9
Help Your Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction that Works
Speaker: Jennifer Porter, Midwest Account Executive, Chalkable
Once, limited hardware, poor digital materials, and technical problems were the barriers to technology integration. Now educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that enhance and not just automate what they would normally do. Learn how to use effective strategies and the SAMR model to develop technology-enhanced lessons that actively engage students on a new level.