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Welcome to the 2018 Upstate Technology Conference!

A link to the online UTC 2018 Session Catalog will be sent to all registered attendees.   Registering for a Sched account or selecting classes is for participant convenience only and DOES NOT grant admittance into the conference. All participants must register for the conference through our website beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:30 A.M.

PRESENTER CANCELLATIONS:
Tuesday, July 10
8:30 - Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
8:30 - Vocabulary in the Digital Age
9:45 - Vocabulary in the Digital Age
11:00 -  Increasing Engagement and Accountability with Nearpod

Wednesday, July 11
8:30 - Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
8:30 - Technology Tools for a Student Centered Classroom
8:30 - Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
9:45 - Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments
9:45 - Stop Motion Videos in the Elementary Classroom
12:15 -  Bridging Gaps in Concepts Using Stop Motion Animation
12:30 -  Sparkle with Adobe Spark in the Classroom - Creativity and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum

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Tuesday, July 10
 

8:30am

Google Add-Ons Make Teaching Easier
Calling busy teachers! Come learn about Google add-ons and extensions that will save you time and make your life easier. From paperless rubrics to uploading pre-made tests to Google Forms. You will love these tools and how they help you and your students. While not required, you will enjoy having a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
221

8:30am

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
226

8:30am

Mission: Digital Breakout Edu
In this session, you will participate, explore, and build a Digital Breakout Edu to use in your content area using G Suite. Come join the fun!
Twitter: @tmcauliffTES

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. He is an SCASCD Emerging Leader and was District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level 1 and Level 2 Educator certifications. Thomas is excited to... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
202

8:30am

Bring Your Google Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
Twitter: @Kristan_Alewine
Instagram: kristanalewine
Session Resources

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
209

8:30am

Collaborative Lab Reports through Google Docs & Google Sheets
Collaboration - one of the 4 C's. We will focus on the collaboration process, but communication, creativity, and critical thinking will be an added bonus! Discuss what works in inquiry-based lab reports. Plan out templates to scaffold the lab report process. Teach your students how to create a graph in Google Sheets and insert it into their document for a clean-looking lab report. Learn how to grade lab reports efficiently. Streamline the peer review and peer evaluation process for more meaningful feedback. Geared towards science teachers, but anyone wanting to improve their collaboration using the G Suite is welcome to attend! Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop; optional - a lab that can become collaborative.
Twitter: @curlgirljill
Instagram: @MrsKelSci
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

Science Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I am passionate about science and passionate about education. I believe that students learn better by doing, especially doing something fun. I want my students to be scientifically literate and scientific thinkers. I can't wait for all of Greenville Country Schools to be 1:1... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
217

8:30am

Digital Interactive Notebooks for the Elementary Classroom
We will be looking at how to use digital interactive notebooks in the elementary classroom using Google Slides and Google Classroom. Teachers will leave with the ability to start implementing digital notebooks in their classrooms in a variety of subject areas.
Twitter: @MollyCGraves
Instagram: exploringelementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
229

8:30am

Technology for the Fearful
If you feel like you are struggling with integrating technology into your classroom in a seamless manner, or if you feel like you are a step behind in the race to incorporate the use of computers or Chromebooks, this workshop is for you. Come learn about websites that are free, simple, and valuable to use in your classroom. We will explore websites that will help students review concepts as well as give students the opportunity to show what they have learned through product based learning. Please bring a device that will allow you to view the websites to participate and practice.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All
Google Drawings is a “hidden gem” that fosters creativity, academic connections and high levels of engagement. This user friendly app allows students to create non-verbal expressions of the content they are learning. Users can create comic strips, infographics, weather trackers, and much more. Google Drawings can be used in all subjects/grade levels and it’s perfect for differentiated instruction. During this session, participants will learn the features of Google Drawings and create resources to be used with their students. A laptop is required for this session.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718


Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
216

8:30am

Google Sites for the 1:1 Teacher
This presentation will show educators how to create and use websites to facilitate learning. The purpose of the session will also be to show how formative assessment can be distributed to the learner more efficiently. Creating personalized Google Sites helps students embrace technology, while allowing students to have access to all of their teacher's guided resources at their fingertips. Implementing these Google Sites will also create a bridge for educators to start the process of flipping their classroom.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
114

8:30am

Google's Best ‘KEEP’T Secret
Are you a list maker? Would you love a way to share information on your list with family and coworkers? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
206

8:30am

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
230

8:30am

Math Homework Gone Google
Are you looking for ways to go digital in your math classroom? Would you like to learn more ways to assign classwork and homework using G Suite tools? In this session, we will explore practical methods for assigning, collecting, and providing feedback on assignments in the 1:1 classroom. I will share my efficient method of using Google Drawings to streamline and enhance how independent practice is utilized in my classroom.   By the end of this session, you will have the tools to implement this efficient approach in your classroom immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Hurt

Megan Hurt

Middle School Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 7th grade math at Lakeview Middle School. I just completed my second year there, and my fourth year overall. I really enjoy integrating technology into my classroom to help engage and motivate my students. I do this through the use of Google Drawings and Google Classro... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
212

9:45am

Google Add-Ons Make Teaching Easier
Calling busy teachers! Come learn about Google add-ons and extensions that will save you time and make your life easier. From paperless rubrics to uploading pre-made tests to Google Forms. You will love these tools and how they help you and your students. While not required, you will enjoy having a laptop or Chromebook.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
221

9:45am

How I Went Paperless
In the day and age of limited copies and very little money to purchase supplies, we all have to be creative and selective in our use of these resources. Utilizing Google Classroom, my iPad Pro, and the Goodnotes App, I was able to go almost 100% paperless this past school year. From online reading journals to digital guided reading and data notebooks, you can make your classroom (and life) more organized, keep all the information you need at your fingertips, and drastically cut down the number of copies/reams of paper you use. Come let me change your teaching life and go paperless with me!
Twitter: @MeghaNoel6609
Instagram: meghanoel41185

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
226

9:45am

Bring Your Google Slides Alive with Screencastify
Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials and runs entirely in Chrome. You and your students will now be able to create audio presentations to go along with your Google Slides, Google Docs, or other Chrome based programs. Just think of the possibilities!
Twitter: @Kristan_Alewine
Instagram: kristanalewine
Session Resources

Speakers
KA

Kristan Alewine

Elementary school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
209

9:45am

Digital Interactive Notebooks for the Elementary Classroom
We will be looking at how to use digital interactive notebooks in the elementary classroom using Google Slides and Google Classroom. Teachers will leave with the ability to start implementing digital notebooks in their classrooms in a variety of subject areas.
Twitter: @MollyCGraves
Instagram: exploringelementary


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
229

9:45am

Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All
Google Drawings is a “hidden gem” that fosters creativity, academic connections and high levels of engagement. This user friendly app allows students to create non-verbal expressions of the content they are learning. Users can create comic strips, infographics, weather trackers, and much more. Google Drawings can be used in all subjects/grade levels and it’s perfect for differentiated instruction. During this session, participants will learn the features of Google Drawings and create resources to be used with their students. A laptop is required for this session.
Twitter: @psjoseph718
Instagram: @psjoseph718

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technologist, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology leader with over 15 years of expereince as a Business Education Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, and Administrator. I currently work with the Greenville County School district as an Instructional Technologist at Greer Middle School... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
216

9:45am

Google Sites for the 1:1 Teacher
This presentation will show educators how to create and use websites to facilitate learning. The purpose of the session will also be to show how formative assessment can be distributed to the learner more efficiently. Creating personalized Google Sites helps students embrace technology, while allowing students to have access to all of their teacher's guided resources at their fingertips. Implementing these Google Sites will also create a bridge for educators to start the process of flipping their classroom.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
114

9:45am

Google's Best ‘KEEP’T Secret
Are you a list maker? Would you love a way to share information on your list with family and coworkers? Does it feel like you need a great reminder system to keep you more organized? Come and try out Google Keep in this fun and engaging class.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

Making the Most of Your Google Site
You've got your Google Site created... now make it work for you! Share class resources instantly, add images and video, engage students in writing, gather information from students and parents, and embed other tools in your site. Let your site become the center of information for your students, parents and others.
Twitter: @bethbarwick
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barwick

Elizabeth Barwick

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
Call me a technology explorer. As a classroom teacher and someone who loves learning, I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach, to learn and to motivate my students. This fall, I will join the faculty at League Academy teaching 7th graders. I also teach the ALIVE course, Google... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
230

9:45am

Math Homework Gone Google
Are you looking for ways to go digital in your math classroom? Would you like to learn more ways to assign classwork and homework using G Suite tools? In this session, we will explore practical methods for assigning, collecting, and providing feedback on assignments in the 1:1 classroom. I will share my efficient method of using Google Drawings to streamline and enhance how independent practice is utilized in my classroom.   By the end of this session, you will have the tools to implement this efficient approach in your classroom immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Hurt

Megan Hurt

Middle School Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I teach 7th grade math at Lakeview Middle School. I just completed my second year there, and my fourth year overall. I really enjoy integrating technology into my classroom to help engage and motivate my students. I do this through the use of Google Drawings and Google Classro... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
212

11:00am

Hyped Up: HyperDoc Boot Camp
Are you struggling with keeping your kids engaged? Do you feel overwhelmed with technology or 1:1 devices? Are you looking for ways to cut down on your trips to the copier? Then, HyperDocs are for you! A HyperDoc has the power to revolutionize how your students use the available technology in your classroom. Heard of flipped learning? A HyperDoc is a fantastic road map for your flipped lessons. Come see how to create engaging, powerful lessons that put your students in the driver's seat while at the same time allowing you to work more closely on individualizing your instruction. Everyone will leave with at least one HyperDoc to help get their school year off to the best start yet.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barton

Allison Barton

Technology Specialist, Greenville High
I am in my 12th year of teaching, having previously taught in the elementary grades I am now the Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School. This is something I have been pursuing for a long time and feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to share more of my passion... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
203

11:00am

Creating Videos Using the Screencastify Chrome Extension
There are many tools and programs that can be used for screencasting, and better yet, there are many ways for students and educators to use such tools for teaching and learning. In this presentation you will learn how to use the Screencastify Chrome web extension and then take a look at seven creative activities that can be done with screencasting.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
222

11:00am

Make Life Easier with Google Extensions
Google extensions can make living in the "Google World" easier for teachers. I'll share some of my favorites and give you access to a list of others to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
223

11:00am

Integrating Technology in the Instrumental Music Classroom
This session will explore a variety of technological tools to enhance the music curriculum. Some of the tools discussed will be Screencastify, Google Sites, class badges, and Rocketbooks.
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
116

12:15pm

Technology Tools for the Math Blended Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn how to engage students at their own pace, but feel tied to a one-size-fits-all curriculum? Participants will learn more about differentiated instruction through stations and increasing feedback and engagement through technology applications.
Twitter: @mskelley37
Instagram: kdub1673
Session Resources


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
118

12:15pm

Google Classroom...Our "Home" Away From Home
My session is designed to share the ways I use Google Classroom as a "Home" for my students! In their "Classroom," they can find links to resources and game activities for learning and review, group and individualized assignments, screen cast videos explaining their notes, and assessments tailored to their needs. Specific examples will be shared with participants, and they will be able to create their own Google Classrooms using some of these ideas for their classes in the fall!
Twitter: @msheddsc
Instagram: madelynshedd
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Madelyn Shedd

Madelyn Shedd

Middle school teacher, Greenville County Schools
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
221

12:15pm

Getting More From Google Forms
Google Forms can be a powerful tool to assess students, monitor their progress, and engage them in meaningful experiences at any grade level or with any content - and require less work from you! In this session, I will show you practical ways to use Google Forms in your classroom, including several examples that I have used in my classroom in multiple subject areas. I will walk you through the process of creating, formatting, and distributing your Forms to your students (including through Google Classroom), and show you several tips and tricks along the way to get more from Google Forms!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Karey Wengert

Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
225

12:15pm

Google Certified: Discover WHY and HOW!
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to be a Google Certified Educator? Together we will discover what it means to be a Google Certified Educator, discuss some of the many benefits of being a Google Certified Educator, and how to become Google Certified!
Twitter: @brandy_k_west

Speakers
avatar for Brandy West

Brandy West

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
230

12:15pm

Oh The Places You'll Go: Google Maps
What if we could travel with our students to the Serengeti, map out important WWII battles, or trace the steps of the Civil Rights Movement? What if our students could experience the Globe Theatre or discover the area/perimeter of Angkor Wat? With the aid of Google Maps, all of these excursions and activities are possible. In this session, we will learn how to build collaborative and informative maps. Although the classroom applications are limitless, we will brainstorm together and discuss ways to create, integrate, and utilize such tools in a practical, standards-based manner.
Twitter: @shaneRPeek

Speakers
avatar for Shane Peek

Shane Peek

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:30pm

The Reading and Writing Workshop Goes Digital
Do you want to give your Reading and Writing Workshop a digital edge? With so many tools, it is difficult to know where to begin or how to integrate apps and Google platforms effectively. We will explore how to use the Google Platform (Classroom, Docs, Slides) as well as some great tools such as Padlet, Flipgrid, and Piktochart to enhance what you do in your Balanced Literacy instruction in an elementary classroom.
Twitter: @hchapman
Instagram: cupfulofhope
Session Resources

Speakers

Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

Using Google Apps for PBL in K-5
We will be exploring different Project Based Learning examples for a variety of grades that use Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. You will also learn about the core values to remember when planning PBL and have time to begin planning your grade specific PBL for next year. Join us today to start your PBL Journey!


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
231

12:30pm

PAS-T Electronically
Are you tired of lugging around a notebook full of printed student assignments and data? Then come to this course ready to explore Google Sites as we give you the opportunity to explore the possibility of digitizing your PAS-T notebook.
Twitter: @anjosiabrown
Instagram: @anjosiabe

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
206

1:45pm

Automating Google Forms - AutoCrat Awesomeness
Do you get frustrated with the feedback limitations in Google Forms? Join us and you’ll be on your way to maximizing the possibilities of Forms with one single add-on – autoCrat. Whether it’s grading papers, providing comments on presentations, or delivering informal walk-through feedback, you’ll learn how to instantly deliver your message via email to your students or teachers in an attractive, personalized format. This session is intended for those that are already proficient with Google Forms. Bring a device to connect to Google Drive and we will automate AWESOMENESS!
Twitter: @Lsc023
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lance Curry

Lance Curry

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Greenville County Schools and a Google Certified Trainer. I work with middle and high school teachers on effectively integrating technology into their classrooms.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
205

1:45pm

Differentiate Learning Using Google Form Add-on "Auto-Mastery"
Want to have a new spin on differentiating learning with students and using technology in a powerful way? Attend this session to learn how to use Google Forms add-on "Auto-Mastery" that allows you to build into your Google Forms up to three follow-up activities based on student outcomes. This add-on has a variety of applications for helping you monitor student progress. Whether you want a new formative approach to your instruction or you want to find a more meaningful use out of Google Forms and other Google Apps, this is the session for you.
Twitter: @TAbernathyTLC
Instagram: @tba678
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead Caroline and we have three delightful children. I love getting to spend time with my family. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
110

1:45pm

Google Add-Ons
As awesome as Google Slides is, you can make it even "awesomer" with the use of Add-ons. Just like Docs, Sheets, and Forms, you can now install Add-ons for Google Slides. Add-ons are third-party tools that provide you with extra features and functions that are not normally available in Slides. Although Add-ons are still a relatively new option for Slides, there have already been many excellent Add-ons created. In this session, we will take a look at nine Google Slides Add-ons that can be valuable for students and educators.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
222

1:45pm

Google Drawing for the Classroom Teacher
Google Drawing offers teachers a quick and efficient tool to create multi-image projects. This class will cover the basic functions of the program and the various ways that teachers can create appealing graphics and interactive activities for students across the curriculum.
Twitter: @MrTs_ed
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson

Fifth Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a fifth grade ELA and social studies teacher. I am a Google Certified Teacher and a member of my schools Digital Leadership Corps. I have a passion for using technology to improve student learning and understanding.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

1:45pm

Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder
Are you tired of planning field trips? Frustrated with documenting and collecting money for your students to have real-life experiences? Or are you simply searching for a connection to your unit? Grab your tickets! Learn how to create an interactive virtual space with Google Tour Builder. Tour Builder allows you to take students to anywhere in the world! Learning becomes interactive with it's ability to embed videos and web content.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
118

1:45pm

Set Your Sights on the NEW Google Sites: Building New Google Sites to Personalize Learning
Struggling with how to easily create and maintain a class website? Looking for a more interesting way to organize and deliver content to your students? New Google Sites makes it easy to create a visually appealing and well-organized site to suit your needs as a teacher. We will explore the ins and outs of New Sites, ideas for using it in your classroom, and how it can be used to help personalize learning. Teachers should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.
Twitter: @kaycigowen
Instagram: kaycigail


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
215

1:45pm

Turn Up the Volume with Google Hyperdocs!
One of the most difficult tasks that an educator has in the classroom is making sure that students are engaged in the lesson. Google Docs allows you to maintain an interactive classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Doc with hyperlinks to curate a wide variety of material in one place. Videos, links to articles, recordings, documents, and Google Slides can be available for students while creating a hands on environment. A Multimedia text created with Google Docs can be reused, granting educators with the advantage of assigning the work to multiple classes in different periods of time, if wanted. Because this is a hands on activity that runs on its own, can be also used in a Flipped Language Classroom.
Twitter: @edootech
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Ramirez

Carolina Ramirez

Google for Edu. Certified Trainer, World Language Teacher
I have been teaching in the US for the last 15 years. I earned a Law Degree from my native country, and I am a World Language Certified Teacher K-12 in the states of New Jersey and Florida. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master in Educational Technology from... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
114

1:45pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Dynamic Learning Project coaching fellow. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. I look forward to meeting... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
214

3:00pm

Differentiate Learning Using Google Form Add-on "Auto-Mastery"
Want to have a new spin on differentiating learning with students and using technology in a powerful way? Attend this session to learn how to use Google Forms add-on "Auto-Mastery" that allows you to build into your Google Forms up to three follow-up activities based on student outcomes. This add-on has a variety of applications for helping you monitor student progress. Whether you want a new formative approach to your instruction or you want to find a more meaningful use out of Google Forms and other Google Apps, this is the session for you.
Twitter: @TAbernathyTLC
Instagram: @tba678
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland School District Two
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead Caroline and we have three delightful children. I love getting to spend time with my family. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
110

3:00pm

Google Add-Ons
As awesome as Google Slides is, you can make it even "awesomer" with the use of Add-ons. Just like Docs, Sheets, and Forms, you can now install Add-ons for Google Slides. Add-ons are third-party tools that provide you with extra features and functions that are not normally available in Slides. Although Add-ons are still a relatively new option for Slides, there have already been many excellent Add-ons created. In this session, we will take a look at nine Google Slides Add-ons that can be valuable for students and educators.
Twitter: @LoriPVinson
Instagram: LoriPVinson
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lori Vinson

Dr. Lori Vinson

Technology Integration Specialist, Spartanburg School District 1
I am a lifelong learner who greatly enjoys learning and collaborating with other teachers while putting new technologies to use.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
222

3:00pm

Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder
Are you tired of planning field trips? Frustrated with documenting and collecting money for your students to have real-life experiences? Or are you simply searching for a connection to your unit? Grab your tickets! Learn how to create an interactive virtual space with Google Tour Builder. Tour Builder allows you to take students to anywhere in the world! Learning becomes interactive with it's ability to embed videos and web content.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
118

3:00pm

Set Your Sights on the NEW Google Sites: Building New Google Sites to Personalize Learning
Struggling with how to easily create and maintain a class website? Looking for a more interesting way to organize and deliver content to your students? New Google Sites makes it easy to create a visually appealing and well-organized site to suit your needs as a teacher. We will explore the ins and outs of New Sites, ideas for using it in your classroom, and how it can be used to help personalize learning. Teachers should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.
Twitter: @kaycigowen
Instagram: kaycigail


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
215

3:00pm

Simply Organize Your Google Drive
This course will introduce and simplify using Google Drive. We will also introduce the creation of documents, creation of presentations, and sharing files through collaboration. This will include classroom and student-centered activities that will strengthen technology skills in the continually changing online Google community.
Twitter: @anjosiabrown
Instagram: @anjosiabe

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
206

3:00pm

Turn Up the Volume with Google Hyperdocs!
One of the most difficult tasks that an educator has in the classroom is making sure that students are engaged in the lesson. Google Docs allows you to maintain an interactive classroom. You will learn how to create a Google Doc with hyperlinks to curate a wide variety of material in one place. Videos, links to articles, recordings, documents, and Google Slides can be available for students while creating a hands on environment. A Multimedia text created with Google Docs can be reused, granting educators with the advantage of assigning the work to multiple classes in different periods of time, if wanted. Because this is a hands on activity that runs on its own, can be also used in a Flipped Language Classroom.
Twitter: @edootech
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Ramirez

Carolina Ramirez

Google for Edu. Certified Trainer, World Language Teacher
I have been teaching in the US for the last 15 years. I earned a Law Degree from my native country, and I am a World Language Certified Teacher K-12 in the states of New Jersey and Florida. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master in Educational Technology from... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
114

3:00pm

Using Google Classroom for Organizing Differentiated Groups
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of materials you have everywhere in your classroom for differentiated small group activities? Are you wasting time each week organizing your groups and stations for the next week? Join us to learn how to use Google Classroom to organize your differentiated small groups. Each group will be able to access their specific texts, activities, and projects.


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
231

3:00pm

What's the Deal with PearDeck?
This is a beginner to intermediate class on Peardeck, a fun software program and now an ADD ON to Google Slides! Come learn about a tool for all levels!
Twitter: @brandibyers14

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Mathematics Teacher, Richland 2
I have been a math teacher for 5 years, I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1, and I have presented multiple times on varying topics, at the Midlands Summit as well as at the Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville SC! I have a passion for learning new things and teaching others... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
109

3:00pm

Energize and Extend Learning Through Virtual Reality
Are you looking to energize your students and extend learning beyond the confines of your school walls? Come join us to learn how Virtual Reality can transform learning in your classroom! In this session, we will explore Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard and Youtube VR apps, while focusing on a variety of learning strategies that will better ensure authentic engagement and content understanding through Virtual Reality.
Twitter: @DLC_Jared, @andreaderrick19
Instagram: JaredJohnson4.0
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Co School District 1
I'm a Google For Education Certified Trainer and a Dynamic Learning Project coaching fellow. As a Digital Learning Coach, I have the unique privilege of improving education equity by supporting and empowering teachers to leverage technology in impactful ways. I look forward to meeting... Read More →


Tuesday July 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
214
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

8:30am

Google Classroom 101 - The Basics
Going 1:1 next year? Worried? Google Classroom 101 will give you the tools you need to set up your Google Classroom, learn how to create and link assignments and assessments using Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Learn how to schedule assignments to open and close at specific dates and times. Bring your laptop and be prepared to start planning for the new school year.
Twitter: lauraglibrary@lauraglibrary

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Pack

Kelsey Pack

Elementary Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
108

8:30am

Streamline Grading using Goobric & Doctopus
Are you transitioning to a paperless classroom? Do you need a more efficient way to grade assignments turned in through Google Classroom? Is it hard to follow the peer review process? Then Goobric & Doctopus are the Chrome add-ons you will want to learn about. In this session, we will learn how to use these add-ons to streamline your grading process while easily providing students with quality feedback. Bring a paper rubric and a Chromebook or laptop.
Twitter: @curlgirljill
Instagram: @MrsKelSci
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

Science Teacher, Wade Hampton High School
I am passionate about science and passionate about education. I believe that students learn better by doing, especially doing something fun. I want my students to be scientifically literate and scientific thinkers. I can't wait for all of Greenville Country Schools to be 1:1... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
217

8:30am

Beyond Google Slides Presentations
We all know that Google Slides is PowerPoint reincarnated, but there is so much more you can do with Slides besides present and create presentations. Join me with your device and learn how to go beyond the basics of Google Slides. To fully participate in this session, please bring a device.
Twitter: @swilliams206
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
Stephanie Williams is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Greenville County Schools. Her role is to support administrators and their staff with effective instructional technology integration. This support comes in a variety of formats from whole staff professional learning... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
117

8:30am

Getting Interactive with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more than just collect data? Can a simple Google Form allow students to select their own learning path? Absolutely! This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. Participants will learn how the interactivity within these tools allows students to: explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
118

8:30am

Google Expeditions: Virtual Field Trips
Take your students on a field trip right in the classroom. Google Expeditions allows teachers to expose students to sights from all around the world and more. This app will enhance learning for all content areas.
Twitter: @stephaniearees

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Rees

Stephanie Rees

Instructional Coach, Travelers Rest High School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
228

8:30am

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
224

9:45am

Getting Interactive with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more than just collect data? Can a simple Google Form allow students to select their own learning path? Absolutely! This session will focus on creating experiences for students in a K-12 environment. Participants will learn how the interactivity within these tools allows students to: explore, create, and document mastery of skills within Google Forms and HyperDocs. These tools can serve as a repository for units and single lessons without the need for having students shuffle through multiple websites and task sheets.
Twitter: @teamborders

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Borders

Marcus Borders

Instructional support, Fulton County, GA


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
118

9:45am

Google Expeditions: Virtual Field Trips
Take your students on a field trip right in the classroom. Google Expeditions allows teachers to expose students to sights from all around the world and more. This app will enhance learning for all content areas.
Twitter: @stephaniearees

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Rees

Stephanie Rees

Instructional Coach, Travelers Rest High School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
228

9:45am

Integrating Google Docs in the Classroom
In this session, teachers will learn how to effectively utilize Google Classroom and Google Docs to strengthen student technology skills while using student-centered activities to build a better graduate. We will show how creation of documents, creation of presentations, sharing of files, and much more through communication and collaboration tools adds to the student’s ability to be college and career ready. Teachers will also learn to simplify the distribution of assignments and become more organized.
Twitter: @me_shealy

Speakers
avatar for Anjosia Ellerbe

Anjosia Ellerbe

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
ME

Mary Elizabeth Shealy

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
206

9:45am

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
224

11:00am

Hyped Up: HyperDoc Boot Camp
Are you struggling with keeping your kids engaged? Do you feel overwhelmed with technology or 1:1 devices? Are you looking for ways to cut down on your trips to the copier? Then, HyperDocs are for you! A HyperDoc has the power to revolutionize how your students use the available technology in your classroom. Heard of flipped learning? A HyperDoc is a fantastic road map for your flipped lessons. Come see how to create engaging, powerful lessons that put your students in the driver's seat while at the same time allowing you to work more closely on individualizing your instruction. Everyone will leave with at least one HyperDoc to help get their school year off to the best start yet.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Barton

Allison Barton

Technology Specialist, Greenville High
I am in my 12th year of teaching, having previously taught in the elementary grades I am now the Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School. This is something I have been pursuing for a long time and feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to share more of my passion... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
203

11:00am

Digital Portfolios: Helping Students Stay Accountable for Remediation and Enrichment
Data plays an important role when forming strategy groups. Learn how to help students keep track of their own data, stay accountable for their learning, and get comfortable with choosing remediation and enrichment activities.
Twitter: @ChristmasLPES

Speakers
avatar for Rasheeda Dye

Rasheeda Dye

Teacher, Liberty Point Elementary School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
109

11:00am

Getting More From Google Forms
Google Forms can be a powerful tool to assess students, monitor their progress, and engage them in meaningful experiences at any grade level or with any content - and require less work from you! In this session, I will show you practical ways to use Google Forms in your classroom, including several examples that I have used in my classroom in multiple subject areas. I will walk you through the process of creating, formatting, and distributing your Forms to your students (including through Google Classroom), and show you several tips and tricks along the way to get more from Google Forms!
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Karey Wengert

Karey Wengert

5th Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I'm very excited to be presenting at this conference, and I can't wait to share and receive a wealth of knowledge! I teach 5th grade at Duncan Chapel Elementary.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
225

11:00am

Google Classroom Basics
Want to know how to use Google Classroom to help make sharing information with your students more streamlined? In this presentation you will learn how to make assignments, announcement, assign to specific students, and how to organize your classroom for the most efficiency. Beginners wanted!
Twitter: @TeachFlanagan
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
220

11:00am

Setting Up Google Sheets to Work For You: Analyzing Data
Tired of taking so much time creating an item analysis of student data from assessments but still want the information? Come learn how to set up Google Sheets to do the brunt of the work for you! We'll use a combination of conditional formatting, simple formulas, and learn some tips and tricks to speed up the process of setting up a data analysis sheet that will get your data organized and working for you in no time!
Twitter: @acurriculumnerd
Instagram: @acurriculumnerd
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Surrett

Tracey Surrett

5th grade, Fort Mill Schools
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education:Academically/Intellectually Gifted. Over the past 15 years, I've taught every grade from 1st through 5th, but most recently I've taught 3rd grade, and will be in 5th this coming school year. I'm a Google for Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
108

12:15pm

Technology Tools for the Math Blended Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn how to engage students at their own pace, but feel tied to a one-size-fits-all curriculum? Participants will learn more about differentiated instruction through stations and increasing feedback and engagement through technology applications.
Twitter: @mskelley37
Instagram: kdub1673
Session Resources


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
113

12:15pm

"Keeping" the Balance in Literacy: Using Google Keep in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, you will learn how to use Google Keep to organize and personalize your balanced literacy classroom. You will gain methods to promote progress in reading and writing goals through interacting and collaborating with your students. Walk away with ideas of how this tool can be utilized by your students tomorrow, including responding to text, applying reading and writing strategies, promoting inquiry, and conducting research. This session is for beginners to Google Keep but is best for those proficient with G Suite. Strategies learned will work best in classrooms with 1:1 devices, specifically Chromebooks. Please bring your laptop!
Twitter: @PutnamTeach
Instagram: @jenakputnam587
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jena Putnam

Jena Putnam

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Greenville County Schools
I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator who loves learning from and growing with fellow educators!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
107

12:15pm

Google Certified: Discover WHY and HOW!
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to be a Google Certified Educator? Together we will discover what it means to be a Google Certified Educator, discuss some of the many benefits of being a Google Certified Educator, and how to become Google Certified!
Twitter: @brandy_k_west

Speakers
avatar for Brandy West

Brandy West

Instructional Coach, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
222

12:30pm

The Reading and Writing Workshop Goes Digital
Do you want to give your Reading and Writing Workshop a digital edge? With so many tools, it is difficult to know where to begin or how to integrate apps and Google platforms effectively. We will explore how to use the Google Platform (Classroom, Docs, Slides) as well as some great tools such as Padlet, Flipgrid, and Piktochart to enhance what you do in your Balanced Literacy instruction in an elementary classroom.
Twitter: @hchapman
Instagram: cupfulofhope
Session Resources

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
218

12:30pm

G That's Suite: Collaboration and Presentation with Docs and Slides
In this session, participants will learn how to use Docs and Slides to promote creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Participants will participate in various activities I have used in the classroom.
Twitter: @sblakeney3
Instagram: edtechbuzz

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools/Bethel Elementary
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
117

12:30pm

Creating Interactive Lessons with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more that just collect data? Using the section feature in forms, teachers can create lessons that allow students to explore, create and document mastery of skills.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
223

12:30pm

Engage students using Pear Deck
Pear Deck brings the classroom presentation into the 21st century with student engagement with MC questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more. Pear Deck allows students to be engaged during your presentation. Now, Pear Deck has an add-on for Google Slides that makes transforming your existing presentations a piece of cake! With Pear Deck for Google Slides, you’ll be able to add interactive questions and formative assessments directly to your slide deck through the sidebar in Google Slides! You can also create your own questions from scratch. Bring your own device to connect to Pear Deck and see how it works! We will also add engaging questions to your existing Google Slides presentations.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
225

12:30pm

Finding Your Inner Google Superhero: Lessons and Ideas Using All Things Google
Come experience Google fun as we see all the super things we can do in Google. In this session we will look at Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sites and how they can be used in your classroom.
Twitter: @pmitche1023 or @shineontech
Instagram: @paigecmitchell

Speakers
avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
109

12:30pm

Google Nuggets
You may be using Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites regularly, but there are a lot more free tools out there from Google than you might not be aware of. We will spend this hour exploring Google sites, programs, functions and applications you may not be familiar with and will discuss how to implement them into lessons. Bring your tech to this one!
Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
Talk with me about anything Google or Chromebook related.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
230

12:30pm

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
224

12:30pm

Organizing Your Google Drive
This session will cover strategies for making Google Drive work better for you, including how to organize and navigate your Drive and make the most out of its collaboration and sharing features.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
228

12:30pm

Unlocking Digital Citizenship with Discus and Google
Digital citizenship impacts many aspects of a student's successful relationship with technology and the world. From communication to collaboration to ethics, Discus resources and Google integration can help students engage in technology while learning key elements of being a digital citizen. Join us with your mobile device for an interactive session.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger

Electronic Res. Training and Outreach Coordinator, South Carolina State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Electronic Resources Training and Outreach Coordinator with the South Carolina State Library. She provides training to schools, media centers, libraries, and adult education centers throughout South Carolina.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
203

1:45pm

G That's Suite: Collaboration and Presentation with Docs and Slides
In this session, participants will learn how to use Docs and Slides to promote creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Participants will participate in various activities I have used in the classroom.
Twitter: @sblakeney3
Instagram: edtechbuzz

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools/Bethel Elementary
I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist with ten years of classroom experience in the elementary setting. I have taught second, third, and also fourth grade. I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
117

1:45pm

Creating Interactive Lessons with Google Forms
Did you know that Google Forms can do more that just collect data? Using the section feature in forms, teachers can create lessons that allow students to explore, create and document mastery of skills.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
223

1:45pm

Engage students using Pear Deck
Pear Deck brings the classroom presentation into the 21st century with student engagement with MC questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more. Pear Deck allows students to be engaged during your presentation. Now, Pear Deck has an add-on for Google Slides that makes transforming your existing presentations a piece of cake! With Pear Deck for Google Slides, you’ll be able to add interactive questions and formative assessments directly to your slide deck through the sidebar in Google Slides! You can also create your own questions from scratch. Bring your own device to connect to Pear Deck and see how it works! We will also add engaging questions to your existing Google Slides presentations.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Garrett

Jamie Garrett

High school teacher, Greenville County Schools
I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom to help my students grasp concepts and become engaged in the lesson. I use Google classroom and Pear Deck to accomplish this!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
225

1:45pm

Flipping out with FlipGrid and HyperDocs
Experience FlipGrid and HyperDocs for the elementary classroom. This session will combine HyperDocs and FlipGrid to give students choice in their work and make it interactive.
Twitter: @pmitche1023 or @shineontech
Instagram: @paigecmitchell

Speakers
avatar for Paige Mitchell

Paige Mitchell

Elementary Digital Integration Specialist, Anderson School District 5
Paige Mitchell has 13 years of elementary education experience. Paige has a degree in Elementary Education and a masters in Reading. Paige is passionate about using technology in the classroom and creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Paige is a Digital Integration... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
109

1:45pm

Google Drawing for the Classroom Teacher
Google Drawing offers teachers a quick and efficient tool to create multi-image projects. This class will cover the basic functions of the program and the various ways that teachers can create appealing graphics and interactive activities for students across the curriculum.
Twitter: @MrTs_ed
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson

Fifth Grade Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I am a fifth grade ELA and social studies teacher. I am a Google Certified Teacher and a member of my schools Digital Leadership Corps. I have a passion for using technology to improve student learning and understanding.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
216

1:45pm

Google Nuggets
You may be using Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites regularly, but there are a lot more free tools out there from Google than you might not be aware of. We will spend this hour exploring Google sites, programs, functions and applications you may not be familiar with and will discuss how to implement them into lessons. Bring your tech to this one!
Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wylie

Kim Wylie

Technology Clerk, Mauldin Middle School
Talk with me about anything Google or Chromebook related.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
230

1:45pm

If I See One More PowerPoint or Prezi, I’m Going to Scream! Helping Students Make Googley Projects
Learn how to teach your students to turn Google Forms into a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Learn how to teach your students to make an animated Google Slideshow. Learn how to teach your students to turn a Google Site into the findings of a research project. Learn how to teach your students to create infographics, posters, character sketches, and more with Google Drawings. Learn many different ideas to help your students be Googley.
Twitter: @elinorlister
Instagram: elinorlister

Speakers
avatar for Elinor Lister

Elinor Lister

English Teacher, Anderson 5 Glenview Middle


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
108

1:45pm

New Google Sites - Basics
We will explore general best-practice principles and time-saving techniques for creating, managing and maintaining an effective New Google Site.
Twitter: @dmichaelsimmons
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Michael Simmons has served as webmaster for Greenville County Schools for over ten years. Prior to this he taught high school science for nearly 20 year. In addition for the past 20 years he has taught online science courses.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
224

1:45pm

Organizing Your Google Drive
This session will cover strategies for making Google Drive work better for you, including how to organize and navigate your Drive and make the most out of its collaboration and sharing features.
Twitter: @zibertclassroom

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Anne Kelsey-Zibert

Instructional Coach, Greer Middle School
I serve as Instructional Coach for Greer Middle School. I am a NCBT and previously taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for 13 years, including 7 years in GCS. Follow me on Twitter @zibertclassroom.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
228