I look forward to this opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.
Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at the SC Midlands Google Summit, along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!
- Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs
June 7th - 9:55am-10:55am - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/docsfeedback
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALGu
Description: As educators we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session we will explore four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools will include Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app.
- Awesome Uses for Google Drawings in your Classroom
June 7th - 11:05am-12:05pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/drawings
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALHA
Description: Google Drawings is part of the Drive suite of tools but is often overlooked. However it is a fantastic program for student learning and teacher instruction. In this session we will cover the basics of how Drawings works, and then we will look at dozens of practical examples of how it can be used in schools, including graphic organizers, math manipulatives, desktop publishing, interactive digital posters, drag-and-drop poetry, and more.
- Google Tools for Struggling Students and Special Needs
June 7th - 1:25pm-2:25pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/sped
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALHg
Description: There are many tools, apps, extensions, and features available for Google Chrome to assist struggling learners and students with special needs. This can include students with vision or hearing impairments, or challenges with reading, writing, organization, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.
- Advanced Online Assessments with Google Forms
June 7th - 2:35pm-3:35pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/forms
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALHw
Description: Take Google Forms to the next level with these advanced techniques for online assessments. Topics include password protecting your quiz, adding math expressions to the quiz, adding a reading passage to the quiz, turning off the quiz at a certain date and time, grading open-ended questions, making sequencing questions, and more.
- Literacy Activities with Google Docs
June 8th - 12:15pm-1:15pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/docslit
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALFp
Description: Looking for ways to techify your literacy activities? In this session we will explore several engaging hands-on literacy activities that use features built right into Google Docs. These will include improving reading comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out", writing interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories in Docs, summarization skills with the Word Count tool, and fun ways to use Emojis in Docs for reading and writing.
- Telling Stories with Slides
June 8th - 1:25pm-2:25pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/slides
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALG4
Description: We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be a great tool for telling stories? In this session we will explore ways students can tell stories with Google Slides including storybooks, eBooks, comic strips, interactive stories, and stop-motion animation. We will also look at several ways to share the final product with a broader, authentic audience.
- Before You Turn It In - Self-Editing Tools for Google Docs
June 8th - 2:35pm-3:45pm - Location: Auditorium
Session resources: controlaltachieve.com/selfedit
SCHED link: http://sched.co/ALGL
Description: Google Docs offers many tools and options to help students become better writers. In this session we will explore helpful self-editing tools including voice typing, text-to-speech tools, grammar and style checking add-ons, thesaurus tools, and more.
I would love to stay connected with you after the conference. Please feel free to connect with me in any of the ways listed below:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @ericcurts
- Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+EricCurts1
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/ericcurts
- Website: www.controlaltachieve.com