Presentations
Think back to the best professional development experience you have ever had. What made it so effective? In most cases, memorable learning opportunities are fun, collaborative, and influential. The carefully selected resources on this site will provide you with the tools you need to create exciting experiences at your school.

Tots & Technology 2017 - Arlington - July 2017 (website)

Emoji-cize Learning
Your students already love using emojis, so why not use them to enhance classroom learning? Learn creative ways to use emojis to motivate your students to read and write.

Flip Your Grid with Video-Powered Reflection
Flipgrid is a video discussion board service that allows your students to share and reflect on ideas with teachers and peers. With Flipgrid, you can create grids with topics in order to capture your student’s voice. 


Googlicious Ways to use Google Drawing in the Classroom 
Google Drawings is a flexible program that allows you to add text boxes, word art, images, shapes, and more. Learn creative ways to address content area standards with Google Drawings.

Killer Chrome Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Bring your device—with the Chrome browser installed—to this fast-paced session filled with advice and plenty of apps and extensions to help you be more productive and innovative.

Ready, Set, Go! Boost Literacy Skills with Digital Tools
This workshop will equip you with a variety of digital tools to build strong literacy skills in your classroom, regardless of the reading and writing ability of your students. From websites to apps, you’ll leave with great ideas for elementary learners, as well as your ESL/ELL students. Fasten your seatbelt for a fun time of learning!

T-TESS and the Blended Learning Classroom: A Perfect Combination
Learn to use blended learning to make lessons more interesting and to trigger higher ratings on many T-TESS dimensions. You’ll discover strategies to help you and your students succeed.


TCEA Board Retreat - July 2017

Killer Chrome Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Google's Chrome browser is full of shortcuts and hidden functions. Bring your device with the Chrome browser installed to this fast-paced session filled with tips and tricks, and apps and extensions to help you be more productive, innovative, and happy. 

Lesser Known Google Tools
Come explore how some lesser-known Google tools can play a big part in your school today. We’ll explore Google Keep, Google Scholar, and more!



ISTE 2017 - June 2017

Interested in using blended learning with your students to make lessons more interesting? Discover some of the best tools to help you and your students succeed.

The first day of a new school year can be awkward and nerve-wracking for both teachers and students. Break the ice with a few, fun, getting-to-know you activities.

Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. We'll discuss the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management and helping teachers to adapt.

Adopt a new professional learning model and transform adult learning experiences as we explore what it takes to fully engage adults.

Come learn how you can use Google tools and Chrome apps and extensions in order to address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities.

Sprinkle a little design in your makerspace. Come learn how to spice up your makerspace in order to challenge and inspire your students to design.

Tots & Technology 2017 - Galveston - June 2017 (website)

Emoji-cize Learning
Your students already love using emojis, so why not use them to enhance classroom learning? Learn creative ways to use emojis to motivate your students to read and write.

Express Yourself with Sway

Sway is an exciting authoring app that allows you to create and share interactive presentations, projects, and more. Just add your content, and Sway will do the rest.


Flip Your Grid with Video-Powered Reflection
Flipgrid is a video discussion board service that allows your students to share and reflect on ideas with teachers and peers. With Flipgrid, you can create grids with topics in order to capture your student’s voice.


Googlicious Ways to use Google Drawing in the Classroom
Google Drawings is a flexible program that allows you to add text boxes, word art, images, shapes, and more. Learn creative ways to address content area standards with Google Drawings.


Ready, Set, Go! Boost Literacy Skills with Digital Tools
This workshop will equip you with a variety of digital tools to build strong literacy skills in your classroom, regardless of the reading and writing ability of your students. From websites to apps, you’ll leave with great ideas for elementary learners, as well as your ESL/ELL students. Fasten your seatbelt for a fun time of learning!


T-TESS and the Blended Learning Classroom: A Perfect Combination
Learn to use blended learning to make lessons more interesting and to trigger higher ratings on many T-TESS dimensions. You’ll discover strategies to help you and your students succeed.


Killer Chrome Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Bring your device—with the Chrome browser installed—to this fast-paced session filled with advice and plenty of apps and extensions to help you be more productive and innovative.




TxDLA 2017  - March 2017 (website)

Office Mix is a tool that allows you to take your PowerPoint lessons and build interactive e-learning with them. With Mix, you can record audio or video, add digital ink to your slides, and embed assessments to increase engagement. Come learn about the power of Mix. Device: Windows Laptop

Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. See examples to get you started!



TCEA 2017 Convention & Exposition - February 2017 (website)

Google Academy (website)
  • Google Forms for Any and Everything!
    Google Forms is one of the most robust tools included in G Suite. In this hands-on session, learn how to create and use a Google Form, see examples of using Google Forms in education, and discuss how to take your Google Forms to the next level.

iPad Academy (website)
  • Build Online Lessons with iTunesU
    The iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows teachers to create and distribute complete courses and lessons on iTunes U featuring audio, video, books, and other content. Come learn how to get started with this fantastic tool.


Bring Your Own Device Sessions
  • Experiential Learning in an iPad Classroom
    This hands-on session enables teachers to craft lessons taking advantage of student iPads. Learn how to create iPad-based authentic learning opportunities. Participants will receive app-related tips and tricks. Guided lessons and personalized learning activities require you bring an iPad with you.
  • Hardware, Software, and Network Management
    In this information-rich course, you will explore best practices, relevant documents, and current information related to the following topics that impact the role and duties of the technology leader: asset management, cloud computing, cyber safety and security, disaster recovery, network infrastructure, one to one implementations, open source software, and more. NOTE: This workshop counts towards TCEA Certification.
  • Boost Literacy the Chrome Way
    Do your students vary in their abilities when it comes to reading and writing? If so, this session will equip you with the right tools to build strong digital literacy skills in your classroom. Learn how the Chrome web browser and Google Apps for Education can create limitless possibilities for your students. Preferred Device: Chromebook or Laptop with Chrome browser installed.

PC Workshop
Presentations
  • Killer Chrome Tips and Tricks You Should Know
    Google's Chrome browser is full of shortcuts and hidden functions. Bring your device with the Chrome browser installed to this fast-paced session filled with tips and tricks, skills, apps and extensions to help you be more productive, innovative, and happy.


Campus Technology Specialist Academy - November 2016 (website)
 
Innovative Professional Learning Models

Adopt a new professional learning model and transform adult learning experiences! In this participatory session, explore the value of each, and how it relates to your situation. Then, discover what it takes to implement innovative professional learning. 


Looking for ways to share successful campus technology endeavors? Discover ways to share and promote technology use on your campus in order to motivate teachers.

Social Media: Legal Pitfalls and Best Practices
Social Media is here to stay, but knowing how it can impact your campus is critical. Join me for a candid conversation surrounding the top legal pitfalls of social media as well as best practices for implementing social media in your school.


TCEA 2016 Chromebook Academy - July 2016 (website)

Come explore how some lesser-known Google tools can play a big part in your classroom today.

Do you manage a Google Apps domain for your district? Learn about the Google Apps Administrator Certification exam. This exam will certify that you have demonstrated the skills required to manage a Google Apps domain.

Making Connections Through Google+
Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators around the world. Learn how Google+ can be a magical place. 

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Drawings can help you and your students create graphic organizers to illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race.





Tots & Technology Conference - Frisco - July 2016


We will discuss various ways to assess technology literacy in both staff and students, including the use of electronic portfolios. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.


Differentiate with Google Apps

Differentiation is essential in today's classroom and Google Apps makes it easier. Learn how to use Google Apps to support differentiation in your classroom.


Promoting Technology Use on Your Campus

Looking for ways to share successful campus technology endeavors? Discover ways to share and promote technology use on your campus in order to motivate teachers.


Wondrous Ways to Use Google Drawing

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Drawings can help you and your students create graphic organizers to illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race.


Express Yourself with Sway

Sway is an exciting authoring app that allows you to create and share interactive presentations, projects, and more. Just add your content, and Sway will do the rest.


Surviving a BYOD Implementation

Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.


Going Digital with Formative Assessment

Explore a variety of digital options for formative assessment. We'll cover websites and apps that will bring feedback alive and also offers more data-driven understanding. You'll leave with tons of ideas and more tools than you thought possible.





TCEA Board Retreat - July 2016

Google Forms for Any and Everything!

Google Forms is one of the most robust tools included in the Google Apps for Education (GAfE) suite. Google Forms can be used for any and everything. In this hands-on session, learn how to create and use a Google Form, see examples of using Google Forms in education, and discuss how to take your Google Forms to the next level.




ISTE - June 2016

Differentiate with Google Apps (Snapshot Session)

Differentiation is essential in today's classroom and Google Apps makes it easier. Learn how to use Google Apps to support differentiation in your classroom.


Flip Your Professional Development (BYOD Session)
Flipped PD is a modern approach to professional development. The time has never been better for looking at professional development through a new lens. Learn why schools should flip professional learning for teachers and investigate tools and real life examples for changing the way we teach our teachers.







Tots & Technology Conference - Galveston - June 2016 (website)


Assessing Tech Literacy of Staff and Students

We will discuss various ways to assess technology literacy in both staff and students, including the use of electronic portfolios. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.


Differentiate with Google Apps

Differentiation is essential in today's classroom and Google Apps makes it easier. Learn how to use Google Apps to support differentiation in your classroom.


Digital Citizenship: Keeping Students Safe Online

Join me for a sobering but informative discussion on best practices for keeping your students safe online. Relevant resources will be shared that you can pass on to your students and parents. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.


Looking for ways to share successful campus technology endeavors? Discover ways to share and promote technology use on your campus in order to motivate teachers.


Wondrous Ways to Use Google Drawing

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Drawings can help you and your students create graphic organizers to illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race.


Express Yourself with Sway

Sway is an exciting authoring app that allows you to create and share interactive presentations, projects, and more. Just add your content, and Sway will do the rest.


Surviving a BYOD Implementation

Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.


Going Digital with Formative Assessment

Explore a variety of digital options for formative assessment. We'll cover websites and apps that will bring feedback alive and also offers more data-driven understanding. You'll leave with tons of ideas and more tools than you thought possible.





TxDLA 2016 (website)


This session will inspire you to experiment with blended learning in your classroom. Come learn ways in which Google tools can be leveraged for dynamic blended learning.
Surviving a BYOD Implementation
Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join me as I discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your policies, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt.



SXSWedu 2016 (website)

Social media is here to stay but knowing how it can impact your district is critical as a leader. Join us for a candid conversation surrounding the top legal pitfalls of social media for school districts as well as best practices for implementing social media in your school district. Explore the evolution of legal decisions impacting first amendment application in schools and practical recommendations for building your social media policy. 





TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition - February 2016 (website)

Google Academy (website)
  • Become A Google+ Wizard
    Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators around the world. Learn how Google+ can be a magical place. 
iPad Academy (website)
  • iTunesU: Finding Buried Treasures
    Do you want to add resources to your treasure chest? iTunesU is a free app that gives you access to some of the world’s greatest content. Come learn what iTunesU has to offer. 
  • There's Video for That!  
    If a picture is worth one thousand words, how many for a video? From students to teachers, you will find a selection of iPad video apps that you can use to enhance your classroom lessons.
  • Once Upon a Time . . . on an iPad
    Give students the skills to narrate their own writing while creating engaging presentations and videos. Take a look at the process of creating and presenting digital stories in the classroom all while using the iPad. Resources, apps, and sites will look at how digital story
  • telling can motivate students to write.
Bring Your Own Device Sessions
  • Surviving a BYOD Implementation
    Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.
  • Building Reading and Writing Fluency the Chrome Way
    Is your classroom a construction zone? If so, this session will equip you with the right tools to build strong literacy skills in your classroom. Learn how the Chrome web browser and Google Apps for Education can create limitless possibilities for your students in the areas of reading and writing. Preferred Device: Chromebook or Laptop with Chrome browser installed.
PC Workshop
  • iCreate, iIntegrate, and iDemonstrate with the iPad
    This interactive workshop is focused on helping teachers design engaging lessons that their students can complete on their iPads. Along with learning about great apps, a variety of resources, all of which can be accessed on the iPad will be shared. Pick up tips and tricks for creating an authentic learning experience for students in your classroom. Participants must bring an iPad.
Presentations
  • 21st Century Administrator PLN
    Join us to learn about important connections, associations, websites, and other administrators you should be aware of and add to your professional learning network in order to be an effective 21st century administrator. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.
     
  • Social Media and Schools
    Social media is here to stay but knowing how it can in impact (positively and negatively) your district is critical as a leader. This session will cover educational trends with social media, legal pitfalls, and strategies to best implement social media in your district. NOTE: This session counts towards TCEA certification credit.



TASA Midwinter Conference - January 2016 (website)
 

Social media is here to stay but knowing how it can impact your district is critical as a leader. Join me for a candid conversation surrounding the top legal pitfalls of social media for school districts as well as best practices for implementing social media in your school district. Explore the evolution of legal decisions impacting first amendment application in schools and practical recommendations for building your social media policy. 





Campus Technology Specialist Academy - November 2015 (website)
 
The Flip Side of Professional Development
Flipped PD is a modern approach to professional development. The time has never been better for looking at professional development through a new lens. Learn why schools should flip professional learning for teachers and investigate tools and real life examples for changing the way we teach our teachers.

Promoting Technology Use on the Campus

Looking for ways to share successful campus technology endeavors? Discover ways to share and promote technology use on your campus in order to motivate teachers.

Knowing What To Look For: Assessing Technology Implementation
As a Campus Technology Specialist, it is critical that you are able to approximate the level of technology implementation of classroom learning experiences so as to make recommendations for potential professional development or modeling. Come learn strategies for assessing technology use in instructional units and learning activities.
 

Modeling Differentiation
Do As I Do? According to the ISTE Standards for Coaching, one of the goals of the technology professional developer should be to "Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation. . . " Examine ways to incorporate "choice" and learner-driven units into your professional development.



Texas ASCD Conference - October 2015
 
 
Smash Those Apps!
Are you App Smashing yet? We often hear "there's an app for that." Yes, but there is not one app that does everything. Come learn about the power of combining apps as well as explore a variety of apps that can be used to create smashed projects. In this hands-on session, participants will leave knowing how to smash apps in order to increase student retention of learning. Note: Participants will need to bring an iPad so they can app smash. 
 
 
 

 
Oklahoma Technology Association Conference - October 2015 (website)

It’s a Draw! Organize Your Way to The Finish Line 
Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Google Drawing can help you and your students create graphic organizers that organize information and illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race.


Social media is here to stay but knowing how it can impact your district and school is critical as a leader. Join me as we explore topics such as the topic legal pitfalls, trends in social media, and developing policies regarding its use.





Minicast 2015 - October 2015 (website)
 
Express Yourself with Sway 

Sway is an exciting authoring app. It allows you to create and share interactive presentations, projects, and more. Just add your content, and sway will do the rest. Device: Laptop

 
 

Let's Mix It Up!

Office Mix adds functionality to PowerPoint that allows you to record audio or video of yourself presenting. In fact, you can even do full screen capture and record anything on your PC. Come learn how to unleash the power and potential of Mix, the Office PPT add-in that will breathe life into old PowerPoint presentations. Device: Laptop

 
 

 
Chromebook Academy - July 2015 (website)
 
It’s a Draw! Organize Your Way to The Finish Line

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Google Drawing can help you and your students create graphic organizers that organize information and illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race.

 
Social media sites, such as Google+, are here to stay but knowing how they can impact your district is critical as a leader. This session will highlight best practices for implementing social media in your district. Join me as we discuss topics such as trends in social media and developing policies regarding its use.

Improving Reading & Writing with Google Apps
Use Google Tools to transform reading and writing in your classroom. In this session, participants will walk through the writing process using Google Apps, as well as investigate Chrome apps to maximize reading in the classroom.

Fasten your seatbelts! Google Doc add-ons are handy little programs that will add limitless performance to your Drive experience. We will highlight some of the most innovative and helpful add-ons for improving your teaching practice.

Become a Google+ Wizard

Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators around the world. Learn how Google+ can be a magical place.





iPad Workshop - July 2015
 
iTeach, iLearn: iPad in the Classroom
This hands-on workshop takes you beyond “cool apps” for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in the classroom for authentic learning. Participants will develop an entire integrated lesson on a particular TEK or topic. The lesson will include a variety of resources, all of which can be accessed on the iPad, that focus on the differentiation of learning, both process and product, for each student. (Note: This is an intermediate level course. Participants should already be familiar with the basics of iPad use.)

 
Adobe Academy - June 2015
 

Bridging the Gap from Older Creative Suites

Using CS5 or CS4? How can you bridge the gap between the newer creative tools and the older Creative Suites? By taking a glimpse of features by Creative Suite, we’ll weigh necessity versus nicety. You’ll observe and play with various Web 2.0 tools and free Adobe Apps that can help you create in the classroom.

 

 

 



Texas CTO Clinic - June 2015
 

Social media is here to stay but knowing how it can impact your district is critical as a leader. This session will highlight the top five legal pitfalls of social media for school districts as well as best practices for implementing social media in your district. Join us as we discuss topics such as managing the use of social media through district-owned technology resources, implementing social media and developing policies regarding its use, and responding legally to student and employee use of social media off campus.



Tots & Technology Conference - June 2015
 
Screencasting is a free, easy way of making recordings in your classroom. Whether your students create screencasts for project-based learning or you create them for flipping your classroom, you'll love these relevant ideas and free tools for enhancing your classroom. BYOD: Laptop

Keep Up With the Tide: Use Twitter to Connect with Experts in K-2
Twitter can turn the tide in your classroom. Come learn how educators are connecting on Twitter and using it for networking inside and outside the classroom. BYOD: Laptop, iPad, Android Tablet, or Chromebook

Cooperative Learning is a teaching arrangement that refers to small groups of students working together to achieve a common goal. Join me as we investigate using technology with Spencer Kagan's "Structures of Cooperative Learning" in order to increase student achievement.  BYOD: Laptop

Accent your Google Sheets experience. Google Sheets add-ons are handy little programs that will add function and style to your spreadsheets. Come explore some helpful add-ons that will improve your teaching practice. You won’t be able to live without ‘em. BYOD: Laptop


It’s a Draw! Organize Your Way to The Finish Line

Dash to the finish line with Google Drawing. Google Drawing can help you and your students create graphic organizers that organize information and illustrate knowledge. Come learn to create and use graphic organizers in your classroom and stay ahead of the race. BYOD: Laptop

 
Fasten your seatbelts! Google Doc add-ons are handy little programs that will add limitless performance to your Drive experience. We will highlight some of the most innovative and helpful add-ons for improving your teaching practice. BYOD: Laptop


Come learn how to use various YouTube tools in order to safely share videos without worrying about inappropriate comments and other hazards. Also learn how to easily shorten YouTube videos so your students watch only the portions you intend. BYOD: Laptop


Become a Google+ Wizard

Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators around the world. Learn how Google+ can be a magical place. BYOD: Laptop


iTunesU: A Sea of Resources

Do you want to learn on your own time, any time, and anywhere there is Internet access? iTunesU is a free service and app that gives you access to some of the world’s greatest classrooms. Come learn what iTunesU has to offer. BYOD: iPad

 

Whale of Web Tools to Support Literacy
The web is packed with high-quality, free resources for teachers, but you need to know where to look. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build your literacy treasure chest.  BYOD: Laptop


Reading, Writing, & Thinking: Become a Chromebook Superhero, Gr. 3-5 (Workshop)

Get the most out of your Chromebook! This session will harness your collaboration and super creation power by building strong foundational skills. Learn how the Chrome web browser, Chrome Apps, and extensions can create limitless possibilities for your students in the areas of reading, writing, and thinking. Conquer your arch enemy by utilizing your full Chromebook potential to help students read and write purposefully and to prepare them for higher-order thinking skills.



Central Texas Writing Project - June 2015

 
Join me to gain an understanding of what technology integration is, and, more importantly, what it isn't. You will examine real-world good and bad uses of technology in the classroom, and will identify opportunities for improving the uses of those technologies. You will build a toolkit of resources and examples that target each tier of technology integration that you can use in order to maximize technology use in your classroom and increase learning opportunities for your students.

 

 


TCEA 2015 Convention & Exposition - February 2015 (website)
 
Google Academy (website)
  • Digital Writing with Google Apps
    Using Google tools to transform the writing process in your classroom. In this session, participants will walk through the entire writing process of pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing all with Google Apps.
  • Flip with Google
    Are you looking to flip your classroom? In this session, come learn about the theory behind the flipped classroom model, explore lesson activities using Google tools, and identify ways to personalize and differentiate instruction.
iPad Academy (website)
  • Using iPads to Create Video Content for the Classroom
    Are you looking to flip the classroom? Would you like to create videos and tutorials for your students? Would you like your students to create video content? In this session, we will explore easy to use tools that anyone can use to create and edit videos for the classroom.
  • App Smashing for Beginners
    Are you App Smashing yet? We often hear "there's an app for that." Yes, but there is not one app that does everything. In this hands-on session, participants will leave knowing how to smash apps in order to increase student retention of learning.
  • It's Elementary: iPads in the Science Classroom
    Would you like to engage your elementary students, spark inquiry, and help science concepts come alive for them? This session will inform educators of effective uses, applications, and creative ways to use the iPad in their classrooms to support learning and demonstrate understanding of science concepts.
Bring Your Own Device Sessions
  • Creating Online Professional Development that Works!
    Create online professional that works! This session will guide participants in developing and facilitating online professional learning opportunities employing a variety of mediums. Preferred device: PC laptop
  • The Flip Side of Professional Development
    It seems like the word “flipped” is everywhere in education. In this session, by looking through a “flipped” lens, we will examine how to flip professional development in order to disrupt the ways teacher learn. Preferred Device: PC laptop
PC Workshop
  • Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with Google Sites
    Feeling overwhelmed when it comes to utilizing tools in your classroom throughout the day? Using Google Sites as your landing strip for everything you do digitally in your classroom. In this session, you'll learn how to create and edit a Google Site. Come prepared to work on your own Site.
Regular Sessions
  • 3-2-1-Action! Screencasting in the Classroom
    Screencasting is an easy (and FREE) way of making recordings in your classroom. Whether your students create them as they do project-based learning or you create them as you flip your classroom, you'll love these relevant ideas and free tools to take screencasting to your classroom.
 


Chromebook Academy - November 2014
 (website)
 
Improving Writing with Google Apps Chromebook
Use Google tools  to transform writing in your classroom. In this session, participants will walk through the entire writing process of pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing all with Google Apps.
 
ePortfolios empower students to emphasize individual strengths becoming key players in their own authentic assessment. Join me as I discuss why ePortfolios are important, how to use Google Apps as a digital showcase for your students' work, and how to best capture examples of student learning throughout the year.
 
Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms. Whether it is with students, parents, or other teachers, you’ll find lots of practical ways to integrate Forms. I'll also share tips and tricks that will make you look like a Google Forms guru! 
 
This session will inspire you to experiment with blended learning in your classroom. Come learn ways in which Google tools can be leveraged for dynamic blended learning.
 

Emerge 2014: TCEA Area 10/11 Conference - August 2014 (website)Emerge

Smash Those Apps!
Are you App Smashing yet? We often hear "there's an app for that." Yes, but there is not one app that does everything. Come learn about the power of combining apps as well as explore a variety of apps that can be used to create smashed projects. In this hands-on session, participants will leave knowing how to smash apps in order to increase student retention of learning. Note: Participants will need to bring an iPad so they can app smash.
 
Wondering how you can safely share YouTube videos with your students? Come learn how to use various YouTube tools in order to safely share YouTube videos without worrying about inappropriate comments and other hazards. Also learn how to easily shorten YouTube videos so your students watch only the portion you intend. Note: Participants will need to bring a laptop so they can practice using the tools.
 

iPad Integration - Huffman ISD - August 2014
 
iTeach iLearn iPads in the Classroom
This session takes you beyond "cool apps" for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in your classroom for authentic learning. Participants will be immersed in a series of activities in order to become more familiar with their device and the capacity it brings to the classroom. Learners will be exposed to strategies for modifying lessons and classroom management best practices for creating learning environments.
 

Web 2.0 - Huffman ISD - August 2014
 
 

Cardinal Conference - Bridge City ISD - August 2014
 
Searching is a Snap
Tired of "googling" something but you can't find what you need? This session will teach you some tips and tricks so you can "google" like a pro. Need a calculator? Google it. Need a photo of a rose that is red? Google it. Need to research plate tectonics but you only want scholarly articles? Google it. Need articles on the Inca Indians written on the third grade level? Google it! Really, it's that simple!
 
3-2-1-Action! Screencasting Tools
Take a look at several
screencasting tools to find out how you can easily share with teachers and parents...and how teachers can share with their students! Easy (and free) solutions will be shared as well as practical ideas for using screencasting as an administrator.


YouTube Tools
There are tons of educational videos on YouTube, but it can sometimes be tricky making those resources available to students. We’ll share our favorite tools to help you get more out of YouTube while also reducing the risk of off-task behavior, access to irrelevant content, and inattentive viewing
 

 4th Annual Librarian Conference - Area 1 - August 2014
 
Learn how to combine various apps to get more educational bang for your buck and ensure students access the high levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.. We’ll share free apps for your iPad that your teachers can use in combination with their lessons. Students will be more engaged and teachers will feel more empowered.
 
Getting the Most of Google Forms
Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Whether it is with students, parents, or teachers, you'll find lots of practical ways to implement forms. We'll also share tips and tricks to look like a Google Form guru!
 
It's All About Free Resources
Come join us to learn about some great sites where your students can find free music, clipart, sounds, and more!
 
There are tons of educational videos on YouTube, but it can sometimes be tricky making those resources available to students. We’ll share our favorite tools to help you get more out of YouTube while also reducing the risk of off-task behavior, access to irrelevant content, and inattentive viewing.
 
 

Digital Learning Day - United ISD - July 2014 (website)
 
3-2-1-Action! Screencasting ToolsUnited ISD
Take a look at several
screencasting tools to find out how you can easily share with teachers and parents...and how teachers can share with their students! Easy (and free) solutions will be shared as well as practical ideas for using screencasting as an administrator. Preferred device: Laptop
 
AppSmashing 
Learn how to combine various apps to get more educational bang for your buck and ensure students access the high levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.. We’ll share free apps for your iPad that your teachers can use in combination with their lessons. Students will be more engaged and teachers will feel more empowered. Preferred device: iPad
 
Digital Citizenship: Keeping My Students Safe Online 
Join us for a sobering but informative discussion on best practices for keeping your students safe online. Relevant resources will be shared that you can pass on to parents and teachers. Preferred device: Any
 
ePortfolios for Authentic Assessment 
ePortfolios
 empower students to emphasize individual strengths becoming key players in their own authentic assessment. Join the presenters as they discuss the development and implementation of ePortfolios. Move your students beyond traditional assessment. Preferred device: Laptop
 
Twitter 101 
This session will take you by the hand and help you step out into using Twitter. Learn the do's and 
don'ts in order to make it most effective for using it in an educational environment. Preferred device: Laptop
 
YouTube Tools to the Rescue 
There are tons of educational videos on YouTube, but it can sometimes be tricky making those resources available to students. We’ll share our favorite tools to help you get more out of YouTube while also reducing the risk of off-task behavior, access to irrelevant content, and inattentive viewing. Preferred device: Laptop
 

ESC 15 - July 2014
 
iTeach iLearn iPads in the Classroom
This session takes you beyond "cool apps" for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in your classroom for authentic learning. Participants will be immersed in a series of activities in order to become more familiar with their device and the capacity it brings to the classroom. Learners will be exposed to strategies for modifying lessons and classroom management best practices for creating learning environments.

 iTCEA: TCEA Area 16 Conference - June 2014iTCEA
App Smashing
Learn the process of using several apps for one product to target the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and increase student retention of learning
 
Encouraging Creativity with an iPad
There’s more to the iPad than just the three R’s. Discover some amazing apps to foster creativity and the fine arts.
 
Must Have Accessories for your iPad
Discover some of the many great accessories to make your iPad even more powerful
 
 
 
 

Tots & Technology Conference - June 2014
 
Free Resources for your ClassroomTots Logo
Come join us to learn about some great sites where your students can find free music, clipart, sounds, and more!
 
Come learn the many ways that you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Whether it is with students, parents, or teachers, you'll find lots of practical ways to implement forms. We'll also share tips and tricks to look like a Google Form guru!
 
Join us for a relevant discussion on how the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) can help you and your campus better integrate technology with more engaging lessons that will have students using 21st century skills.
 
Symbaloo is a great way of sharing websites with students and teachers. Think of Symbaloo as a visual bookmarking tool - even great for pre-emergent readers, ELL students, and struggling readers alike. Come learn how to create your own Symbaloo webmixes and find great ones to copy and share with your students and staff!
 
Screencasting in the Classroom
Screencasting is an easy (and FREE) way of making recordings in your classroom. Whether your students create them as they do project-based learning or you create them as you flip your classroom, you'll love these relevant ideas and free tools to take screencasting to your classroom.
 
Use these tools to safely share YouTube videos without worrying about inappropriate comments and other hazards. You'll also learn how to easily shorten YouTube videos so your students watch only the portion you intend.