Thursday, May 12, 2022

My 2022 Great Plains Summit Sessions

I am excited and honored to once again be presenting at the 2022 Great Plains Summit in Lincoln, Nebraska this July 14th and 15th, 2022. 

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

You can learn more about the conference and register at: https://gpsummit.org/

And view the full list of amazing presenters at: https://gpsummit.org/presenters/

And view the full summit schedule at: https://lps.org/gpsummit/2022/

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at the 2022 Great Plains 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!

My Sessions:

📅 THURSDAY, JULY 14TH

YouTube Can Do That?!
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-youtubetips
  • Description: With billions of videos on YouTube it is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. But are you getting the most out of it? Supercharge your YouTube usage with loads of tips and tricks including picture in picture, keyboard shortcuts, removing ads, managing and downloading captions, timestamps, synchronized note-taking tools, accessing public domain audio and sound clips, helpful extensions, managing playlists, and more!


Analyzing Student Data With Google Sheets
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-data
  • 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.


Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-support
  • 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. 


Chromebooks Can Do That?!
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-cbtips
  • 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! 


📅 FRIDAY, JULY 15TH

Awesome Uses for Google Drawings in your Classroom
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-drawings
  • 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.


Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Resources: https://bit.ly/curts-hipster
  • 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.) 


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:


Post by Eric Curts. Bring me to your school, organization, or conference with over 50 PD sessions to choose from. Connect with me on Twitter at twitter.com/ericcurts 

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