Sunday, January 16, 2022

My ISTE 2022 Sessions

I am excited and honored to once again present at the 2022 ISTE Conference in New Orleans this June 26th through 29th.

I always look forward to this opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.

You can attend ISTE in person this year, or take part as a virtual attendee. To get more details and register for the conference go to:

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at the ISTE Conference, 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!

My Sessions:

📅 SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of 

  • Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 293-4
  • Session Resources:
  • Description: Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools that can be used for teaching and learning. Learn about 70+ hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, AutoDraw, Chrome Music Lab, Toontastic, Landlines, Meme Buddy, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Semantris, Grasshopper, Art Palette, Timelapse, Data GIF Maker and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.) 

📅 MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022

Beyond the Slideshow: Unleashing Student Creativity With Google Slides

  • Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m
  • Location: Virtual
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  • Description: We all know Google Slides is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, online comic strips, storybooks, stop-motion animation, manipulatives, formative feedback in class, peer editing activities, and more? In this session we will explore these and more non-traditional uses of Slides. Learn how students can use Google Slides to express themselves in more ways than just a presentation. 

Analyzing Student Data With Google Sheets

  • Time: 1 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 263
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  • Description: Google Sheets can be a powerful way to analyze your students' data, look for patterns and trends, and identify student strengths and weaknesses. Take the mystery out of Sheets and gain insight about your students with features including sorting, filtering, formulas, sparklines, charts and graphs, conditional formatting, pivot tables, and more.

Chromebooks Can Do That?!

  • Time: 1:30 – 2 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 263
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  • Description: Chromebooks have become a common tool in schools, but are you and your students getting the most out of them? In this session we will explore powerful Chromebook features including screen capture and screen recording, using the camera for photos, videos, and scanning documents, helpful keyboard shortcuts, managing multiple desks, extending your capabilities with Android apps, offline access for Drive, Gmail, and Calendar, built-in accessibility tools, and more!!

Making and Taking Virtual Tours With Google Earth

  • Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 255-7
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  • Description: Google Earth isn't just for viewing our wonderful world, but can also be used for you and your students to create educational tours. With the Voyager tool you can explore hundreds of pre-made tours and activities. With the Project tool you can create your own tours by plotting points on the globe to make a 3D geographic tour of a story, historical event, interesting locations, or any concept you are exploring in class. Each location can include additional text, images, videos, links, and more. Learn how you and your students can create, collaborate, and share these Google Earth tools!

📅 TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022

Amazing Learning Activities With Google Drawings

  • Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 293-4
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  • 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 cover the basics of how Drawings works, and then we try out 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, creating memes, making composite "green screen" images, innovative art projects, collaborative games, and more.  

Meet & Greet at the Schoolytics Booth

  • Time: 3:30-3:50 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Booth #2343
  • Description: Stop by the Schoolytics booth to chat, ask questions, and connect. Schoolytics will be giving away a few FREE copies of my "Control Alt Achieve" book as well! Schoolytics is an all-in-one Google Classroom information hub for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Learn more at:

📅 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022

Engaging ELA Activities With Google Docs

  • Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 393-4
  • Session Resources:
  • Description: Looking for ways to techify your literacy activities? In this session we explore several engaging hands-on language arts activities that use features built right into Google Docs. These include improving reading comprehension with Google Docs highlighting, creating black out poetry, writing interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories in Docs, summarization skills with the Word Count tool, fun ways to use Emojis in Docs for reading and writing, prewriting with embedded graphic organizers, and more!  

Google Tools for Struggling Students

  • Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person - Room 395-6
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  • Description:There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist all learners, including students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, audio support, organization, focus, navigation, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.  

Connect with Me

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:

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