South Plains Summit

Lubbock Texas 2017

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Making Math Manipulatives Come to Life!

Making Math Manipulatives Come to Life!

Imagine interactive learning with math manipulatives without spending hours creating kits! With simple G Suite tools and other interactive Chrome Apps, students can practice math processes using custom manipulatives that you created in minutes! In three easy steps you will be ready to take your math class to the next level!

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Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely!!

Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely!!

Yes, you can absolutely use technology in math (and you should!) In this session, you will explore some activities and ideas for how you can use Google Apps to transform your math class for all grade levels! In addition, will look at some very COOL strategies, apps and sites that students love! Come and explore student-driven tech, like Pencil Code, Desmos and more! Throughout this session, you will experience all of this technology as though you are the student!

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Power Up Your Process!

Power up the Process...Making Math Thinking Visible!

Come and explore all of the unique ways that students can demonstrate and share their learning with the whole G Suite family as well as other amazing apps and extensions! Students can share their process over the product because there is so much more than an answer on the line!

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Reimagine Educational Technology

Reimagining Educational Technology Through Makerspaces, Coding, Robotics and Virtual Reality!

Makerspaces are powerful environments for all students to learn! They are especially supportive of our students who need an alternative way to learn, explore and collaborate! You will have a chance to discover the world of makerspaces, coding, robotics and virtual reality for any age and any budget! This presentation will focus on how utilizing technologies that are commonly reserved for our best and brightest are often the ones that can be best utilized for our students who need extra supports. This session will have an opportunity for exploration of makerspace materials, students challenges, coding, robotics and virtual reality tools! Participants will also leave with resources to help them get started on their makerspace journey with any budget and any students!

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Learning in 360!

Learning in 360 Degrees!

Imagine having your learning come to life in 360 degrees! Take a field trip around the world, visit a backyard beehive, and have your lessons jump off the page! This session will help you get started with Google Expeditions, Thinglink 360, Discovery VR and much more as you can make low and now cost Virtual Reality field trips and lessons for students of all ages!


Making the Mixed Tape cool again! Learning Playlists in Google Classroom for Personalized Learning!

Making the Mixed Tape cool again! Learning Playlists in Google Classroom for Personalized Learning!

Google Classrooms is a powerful digital tool used worldwide to enhance student learning! Imagine if we could use this tool to create customized “learning playlists” to meet the needs of our diverse learners! This session will help you take Google Classroom from being a digital repository of one-size fits all information to an interactive personalized blended learning hub! We will showcase a variety of easy to use tools to get your playlists started!


Google Drawings! The best kept secret of the G Suite family!

Google Drawings! The Best Kept Secret in the G Suite Family!

Google Drawings is an amazingly flexible tool. We'll look at how to use it to create graphic organizers, math manipulatives, comic storyboards, posters, and annotated maps/images, and even how to add YouTube videos to Google Docs!


Google for Littles! Letting our early learners get Googly...because they can!

Google for Littles! Letting our early learners get Googly...because they can!

G Suite for Education offers incredible digital learning even for our youngest students! Using Google classroom and other Google Apps you will learn how to drag and sort, do pixel art, represent numbers, and tell digital stories! We’ll even touch on the Scratch Jr. app for coding digital stories! Geared toward K-3 teachers, this hands-on session will show numerous examples of how meaningful learning across the curriculum can happen for your young students!

Hyper About HyperDocs

Hyper about Hyperdocs! Choose your own adventure learning!

Ready for choose your own adventure style of learning!? By focusing on Lesson Design vs. Lesson Planning will bring new excitement for both you and your students. In this session we will further explore how to use Google Drive, Docs, Forms and Slides in your classroom to create Hyperdocs for engaging inquiry and project based learning. Get ready to go hands on and soar!