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2014 TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference

June 13, 2014 

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

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Friday, June 13
 

8:20am

Keynote: Culture Shift: Leading and Learning in the Connected School
A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come listen as Sheryl stirs a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.


Friday June 13, 2014 8:20am - 9:20am
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Get Your Head in the Cloud
Did you know you can use the Cloud to keep all your digital resources in sync? Come learn how to sync your media, documents, contacts, and even get free storage. By utilizing cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon you will never have to manually sync your device again.


Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things
Chromebooks are popping up in schools all over! What do you do with them? What makes them "the device" for your students learning? Let's talk! We will share apps, lesson plan ideas, and overall integration and adoption ideas to bring back to your campus.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
Library ThinkLab 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Transforming A School Community From Compliance to Engagement
School-wide transformation is not the result of a series of mandates but a result of purposeful reflections and actions. We will explore strategies through the lens of the school community aimed at tackling the systemic barriers that lend themselves to more compliance over engagement thus prohibiting learner growth.

Why are some teachers more open to digital learning experiences while others are slow to the race? How can we encourage the kind of change that doesn't end once the doors of the classroom close? What is the impact on learners and how can we empower the entire school community to become fully vested in building a climate of empowered learners?

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Create a Generation of Thinkers - Deep Practice for Algebra Readiness
Experience First in Math®, the Texas Online Math Competition built on the 24game®, where students get so excited about math, they solve thousands of problems and soar beyond grade level. Free more time for teaching and lock in their skills by compelling your students to immerse themselves in Deep Practice with technology. Students have full access to all K-8 content. We’ll discuss simple goal-setting and motivational strategies that drive students to their next level. Attendees receive First In Math for all of their students through July, 2015.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
117 200 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 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Curriculum All-Stars: Learning 24/7
How do you create a collaborative classroom? How is learning extended beyond the traditional classroom hours? Learning occurs 24/7. Join one school district's journey on harnessing this concept through a district wide iPad deployment and creating digital content. Creating a collaborative classroom through the use creative and collaborative apps and how teachers and curriculum specialists build digital content that give students have access to 24/7 to their instructional materials.


Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
107 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Gold Star Tools for STAAR Review
STAAR testing can often put the kibosh on great instruction & technology use as teachers buckle down into “review mode”. Since you can’t beat them, join them! This presentation dusts off a few tech tool that are perfect for review purposes while demonstrating how to bring rigor to the review process.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

One districts journey through their Successful 1:1 iPad initiative
Considering going 1:1 in your district? We have had a successful year in launching our iPad project and we will be sharing some of the successes and pitfalls for you to consider in your program development. We will cover our role out process which includes our time line, communication avenues, policy and procedures, staff development, deployment of devices, infrastructure issues, parent training, documentation process, end of year process for collecting iPad devices and where we are now in our program. We will provide access to our policy and procedures, documentation forms and communication avenues to help you in your journey of 1:1 program.


Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Presentations with Pizzazz!
This session will focus on the numerous presentation tools available to teachers beyond PowerPoint and Keynote. I will examine and explain the web based applications Prezi, PowToon and Google Presentation (formerly known as Slides). The session will wrap with quick discussion on how to integrate these presentations into a classroom an a Q&A session.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

QR Codes in the Elementary Library
How to incorporate QR codes in your Elementary Library program. Integrate TEKS to create fun lessons for your library classes!

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Symbaloo
A wonderful way to access all your bookmarks from anywhere. Very easy for students to navigate.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

The Power of Student Voice: Part 1
In Part 1 of The Power of Student Voice, I will spend some time introducing the topic and discussing some things we are doing in my district (Royse City ISD) to empower students to use their voice. We will talk about social media, student panels, school board presentations, etc. This will build a foundation for Part 2 where we will discuss what other schools are doing, how to dispel fears, and who is listening.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

9:30am

Using Technology in the Science Classroom
Come learn free tech tools that I use in my Physics, Engineering, and Robotics classrooms. I'll be presenting free and fun iPad apps and computer software that you can use in your own classroom. Also, I'll bring my 3d printer and discuss a few of the projects we do in class. Topics for this presentation will include sound, light reflection and refraction, bridge building, simple machines, and much more.


Friday June 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

The Power of Student Voice: Part 2
In Part 2 of The Power of Student Voice, we will discuss: How did you introduced this to your district/campus? How did you handle the fear (often among admins) of "giving students their own voice will mean I give up some control"? Do you feel like anyone is listening? Advice to those who are wanting to get started with giving students their own voice.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Create a Generation of Thinkers - Deep Practice for Algebra Readiness
Experience First in Math®, the Texas Online Math Competition built on the 24game®, where students get so excited about math, they solve thousands of problems and soar beyond grade level. Free more time for teaching and lock in their skills by compelling your students to immerse themselves in Deep Practice with technology. Students have full access to all K-8 content. We’ll discuss simple goal-setting and motivational strategies that drive students to their next level. Attendees receive First In Math for all of their students through July, 2015.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
117 200 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 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

AR You Ready?
The goal of the presentation is to encourage the use of AR tools that can help build lessons with more life and excitement. The participant will see different AR apps and how to create AR in their own environment. Exploring how to bring an image to life is a wonderful way to engage students in learning. The class will begin with examples followed by the creation and use of AR. The participants will explore the entire room of real world images that gets transformed by digital layers. Look to the future by changing your reality.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Breaking the Boundaries of Learning
Join me in an adventure with a technology scavenger hunt to go beyond the walls of your classroom without leaving your desk. Video conferencing, virtual field trips and other technology tools to break the boundaries of learning.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Building Your PLN Through Twitter Chats
How is your PLN? Which chats should you follow? Should you consider moderating a chat? What is the power of the hashtag (#)? Come learn how Twttier chats can help you expand your PLN (personal learning network).

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Chrome-plated Productivity
Google Chrome is so much more than a web browser. By harnessing the awesome power of extensions, apps, users, and more you can make Chrome work for you. Streamline your workflow by Chrome-plating your productivity.


Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Digital Signage on The Cheap
The Do-It-Yourself approach to Digital Signage, whether your budget is a few hundred or a goose-egg. Conveniently manage multiple displays at multiple campuses while delegating content feeds with FREE cloud services. Sign 'em Up!


Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Get TechFAT: Tech-Based Assessment Tools
Getting TechFAT is OK! TechFAT stands for Tech-Based Formative Assessment Tools, and you will learn about Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, Answer Pad, and Socrative. Experience real-world examples of these tools in action, see how to get students excited about learning, and set up your own accounts.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

How to Know What They Know...Formative Assessment Tools
Expand your ability to create quick formative assessment by integrating technology. Come explore the power of Google Doc/Forms, TodaysMeet, Twitter, InfuseLearning, and Kahoot. These are web-based tools, so the device does not matter. Leave empowered to have students eagerly awaiting your next class.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
107 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Library Funk or Library Feng Shui
What image does the library project? What subtle messages are you sending to stakeholders? Start with an Image Audit and discover areas in the library that are not consistent in promoting the library’s mission. Then release your inner decorating diva and discover small things you can do when your budget is tight and your craft talents are few.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

Molding Creativity with Puppets
In this session, we'll talk about inspiring learning through student creativity from the lens of puppets and other creative pieces created by 9 year old, 4th grader Braeden who makes these incredible pieces at home but does not utilize them in the classroom.


Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

10:30am

TPACK: Best Practice with a 21st Century Makeover Part 1
Discover an instructional design approach that engages students while enhancing core content knowledge. Learn how to use technology, pedagogy, and your content to revitalize curriculum, engage higher thinking skills and enliven the classroom experience. Keynoter Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach pairs with White Oak Assistant Superintendent Mitzi Neely in this two part hands-on session. You'll leave with creative, standards aligned lesson plans and ideas to use in your classroom tomorrow.


Friday June 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
Library ThinkLab 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

I've Got the Googles
There are tons of Google services and apps that have a huge potential for the classroom. During this discussion, we will talk about some of your favorite Google tools, chrome apps, and their implications for classrooms.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
107 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Movie Making Madness
Come be the star of the show using iMovie on the iPad and learn great ways to get student engaged. Turn your ordinary class movies into Hollywood style productions. Action packed animation, iMovie trailer magic and Voilà-Movie Making Madness begins.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Create a Generation of Thinkers - Deep Practice for Algebra Readiness
Experience First in Math®, the Texas Online Math Competition built on the 24game®, where students get so excited about math, they solve thousands of problems and soar beyond grade level. Free more time for teaching and lock in their skills by compelling your students to immerse themselves in Deep Practice with technology. Students have full access to all K-8 content. We’ll discuss simple goal-setting and motivational strategies that drive students to their next level. Attendees receive First In Math for all of their students through July, 2015.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
117 200 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 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

10 Sites I Use in My Innovative Math Class
I teach 4th grade math in a blended semi-flipped environment. Come see ten sites I use to help me innovate and differentiate for my math students.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
108 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

DIY Streetviews & Virtual Tours with Google Camera App & Maps
How to use the Google Camera app on Nexus or Android 4.4 to create and submit 360x360 GeoPanoramas or "Photospheres" to Google Maps/Views and connect them in "Constellations" to for off-road Streetview-style Virtual Tours of any locale.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
116 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Formative & Fun: Exit Ticket for 6 -12
What do they know? Who knows? When will we find that out? Later!
It's not an inspiring rallying cry, just an unfortunate reality. With Exit Ticket, learn what your students know NOW...painlessly...and have the results to refer to later as needed. We'll explore this interactive quiz platform by using it together.
BYOD

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Growing Innovators
If our students are going to be the kinds of creative, inventive problem-solvers who will tackle and solve tomorrow's biggest challenges, our classrooms need to be places that encourage real problem-solving and innovation. Join me in exploring tools and strategies to provide students with opportunities to explore, build, question, and even fail productively.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Management Tips for Student Technology
Do all of the technology ideas you have get jumbled in the process of working out how to share just a few devices? Let me show you some easy ways to manage devices and student’s time so that they are using technology for purposeful learning.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Stay Current Without Drowning in Today's Flood of Information and News
We are flooded with information every day, especially online. Staying current on topics of interest can be challenging and time-consuming. Learn how to use RSS (real simple syndication) to organize your information-gathering so that relevant materials come to you. In this session, you will see a demonstration of an RSS aggregator called Feedly.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Student Board Builder
Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming) has released a new tool for all students and teachers. With an easy to use interface, Board Builder allows students and teachers to quickly and easily build multimedia presentations. How simple is it? Even a student can teach you how to use it ;-)

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

Tech Take Out
Learn to provide teachers, staff, and students with easy tech lessons they can tackle with you or on their own time. Using the best apps and web tools available, you can create a virtual professional development program for your district.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

TPACK: Best Practice with a 21st Century Makeover Part 2
Discover an instructional design approach that engages students while enhancing core content knowledge. Learn how to use technology, pedagogy, and your content to revitalize curriculum, engage higher thinking skills and enliven the classroom experience. Keynoter Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach pairs with White Oak Assistant Superintendent Mitzi Neely in this two part hands-on session. You'll leave with creative, standards aligned lesson plans and ideas to use in your classroom tomorrow.


Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Library ThinkLab 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

12:30pm

VISION --> REALITY
Fill your toolbox with ideas and activities that inspire student success and achievement. See how classrooms can be transformed into 21st Century Learning environments. Regardless of grade level, this session will demonstrate transformations that have taken student engagement, comprehension, and evaluations to the next level. Topics: technology integration, PBL, Free/inexpensive apps, classroom management, digital devices, going Green, etc. Success stories and pitfalls to avoid will be shared. Leave the session prepared to begin your own "Transformations".


Friday June 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Classroom integration of BYOD and 1-1. A discussion of devices, methods for integration, and ideas
Need classroom integration ideas for 1-1, BYOD or both? What are some ways teachers can help students use devices in the classroom? What are some pitfalls to be aware of?

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
107 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Take Me on the Quest
"Join Marsha Edney, Henderson HS librarian, as she introduces the TexQuest databases prior to the virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00 presented by the Texas State Library to officially begin TexQuest – online resources for schools! All librarians are invited to attend this Google Hangout.
"

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
105 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Create a Generation of Thinkers - Deep Practice for Algebra Readiness
Experience First in Math®, the Texas Online Math Competition built on the 24game®, where students get so excited about math, they solve thousands of problems and soar beyond grade level. Free more time for teaching and lock in their skills by compelling your students to immerse themselves in Deep Practice with technology. Students have full access to all K-8 content. We’ll discuss simple goal-setting and motivational strategies that drive students to their next level. Attendees receive First In Math for all of their students through July, 2015.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
117 200 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.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
109 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

'They can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true': Literacy in the Digital Age
Fifteen years ago, the thirst for knowledge could (most reliably) be satiated by visiting a local library. As a result of physical distance to information, many questions went unanswered. In the digital age, information is everywhere and your queries have monetary value. In this session, we'll cover tips to stay smart online and how to teach your students to do the same.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
101 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Augmented Reality in the Classroom Using Aurasma
Augmented reality enables teachers to overlay images, video, or audio on objects and images. Learn how to incorporate augmented reality applications into the classroom using Aurasma, a free app available across all platforms (PC, Mac, Droid, Apple devices). Engage students in new ways and learn how to use this application to create your own "auras"! See a variety of examples on how this exciting application can help your lessons come to life!

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
103 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Kid's Coding - Yes They Can!
This session will highlight the need in our culture to introduce computer science, specifically the skill to understand computer coding, to primarily intermediate students. Resources available to teachers to teach coding to students will be shared.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
104 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Move over worksheets; MoveNote is in the House!
Presentations are suppose to be graphic heavy but then what happens when they are shared without a presenter? Watching a presenter is great but where is the stuff? Hello MoveNote! A free app that overlays presentations with video. Middle schools students are doing it and you can too!

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Library ThinkLab 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Tech Tools - Paperless and Beyond
Cindy and Jody are two middle school teachers who have paperless classrooms. We strive to keep up on tech tools available that will benefit not only language arts, but other classes as well. Join us as we go "Paperless and Beyond".


Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
102 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

What's New With Web 2.0?
Fast-paced look at some of the latest online tools to get our kids innovating, creating, communicating and collaborating beyond school walls, and putting our unprecedented wealth of knowledge into action!

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
115 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

1:30pm

Writers in the Sky
Writing. A word that strikes fear into many and for some students is considered the bane of their school existence. But writing doesn’t have to be scary: for the teacher or the student. By allowing for authentic writing experiences and integrating a bit of “magic” you can take your writing ghoul to writing cool.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
106 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693

2:30pm

Closing Keynote: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach & Mitzi Neely
Wind down with Sheryl and Mitzi as they highlight the happenings from the day.


Friday June 13, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Secondary Cafeteria 200 S. White Oak Rd., White Oak, TX 75693