Saturday, December 17, 2022

My 2023 KySTE Sessions

I am excited and honored to be presenting at the 2023 KySTE Spring Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on March 16, 2023. This is my first time at the KySTE Conference!

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 access more KySTE information and register for the conference at:

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at KySTE 2023, 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!


๐Ÿง” My Sessions


Short version:
  • All sessions on March 16, 2023 in Cochran Room
  • 8:30am - Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • 9:30am - Doc Rocks! Engaging Activities with Google Docs
  • 10:30am - Chromebooks Can Do That?!
  • 11:20am - Schoology Book Giveaway
  • 1:00pm - Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • 2:00pm - Holy Sheets! Google Sheets Activities for All Subjects
  • 3:00pm - YouTube Can Do That?!



Detailed version:


๐Ÿ“… THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023


๐Ÿ‘“ Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://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.)



๐Ÿค˜ Doc Rocks! Engaging Activities with Google Docs
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-gdocs
  • Description: Google Docs is an awesome word processor, but it can be used for so much more! In this session we explore several engaging hands-on 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, cloze reading activities with dropdown chips, summarization skills with the Word Count tool, creative ways to use Emojis in Docs, prewriting with embedded graphic organizers, and more!



๐Ÿ’ป Chromebooks Can Do That?!
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://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, screen recording, and screencasting, 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!



๐Ÿ“— Book Giveaway!
  • Time: 11:20 AM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Description: Schoolytics will be giving away a limited number of free copies of my book "Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom With Creative Google Projects"! Stop by to say hi to me and the Schoolytics folks to get a free signed copy of the book.



๐Ÿ”‘ Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-support
  • Description: There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist all learners. In this session we take an in-depth hands-on look at a wide range of technology tools to assist any and all learners. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, audio support, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these free tools with your students.



๐Ÿ“Š Holy Sheets! Google Sheets Activities for All Subjects
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-sheets
  • Description: Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful tool for learning, inquiry, exploration, and inspiration in any subject area. In this session we take a look at several practical activities for a wide range of content areas including random writing prompts, flash cards, educational games, student-created learning databases, art and creativity, conditional formatting feedback for students, task lists, and of course analyzing data to draw conclusions and make predictions.



๐Ÿคฏ YouTube Can Do That?!
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cochran Room
  • Session Agenda: http://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, managing and downloading captions, timestamps, synchronized note-taking tools, accessing public domain audio and sound clips, helpful extensions, converting videos, embedding videos, and more!



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