Wednesday, December 28, 2022

My ISTE 2023 Sessions

I am excited and honored to once again present at the 2023 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia this June 25th through 28th.

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. Registration opens January 10th. 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. I will continue to update this list with any changes and additions to my schedule.

Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!


🧔 My Sessions


Short version:
  • June 24 - 4pm - Fantastic Feedback Tools and Where to Find Them
  • June 25 - 2pm - Beyond the Slideshow: Unleashing Student Creativity With Google Slides
  • June 26 - 3pm - Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • June 27 - 10:30am - Holy Sheets! Spreadsheet Activities for all Subjects
  • June 28 - 10:30am - Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • June 28 - 1pm - The Joy of Drawings: Amazing Learning Activities with Google Drawings



Detailed version:


📅 SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023


💬 Fantastic Feedback Tools and Where to Find Them
  • Time: 4 – 4:50 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-feedback
  • Description: As students create more work that is digital, educators need new ways to provide meaningful feedback. Explore four fantastic options for providing engaging, personal, digital feedback in Google tools, including text comments, voice comments, video feedback, and digital handwritten feedback, all using a range of built-in tools and extensions.




📅 SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2023


🚀 Beyond the Slideshow: Unleashing Student Creativity With Google Slides
  • Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-slides
  • 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, class soundboard, 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.




📅 MONDAY JUNE 26, 2023


🔑 Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • 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.




📅 TUESDAY JUNE 27, 2023


📊 Holy Sheets! Spreadsheet Activities for all Subjects
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • 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.




📅 WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2023


👓 Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • 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.)



🎨 The Joy of Drawings: Amazing Learning Activities with Google Drawings
  • Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Session Agenda: http://bit.ly/curts-drawings
  • Description: Google Drawings is an often overlooked, but powerful tool in the Google suite. Learn the basics of how Drawings works, and explore dozens of practical examples for teaching, learning, creativity, and communication, including graphic organizers, educational memes, green screen activities, math manipulatives, desktop publishing, interactive digital posters, poetry, and more.



ISTE Sharing Doc
  • If you will be attending ISTE, please feel free to contribute to the Google document I set up for sharing resources.
  • You can add information including if you are attending, session resources, mixers/events/meetups, attractions/restaurants, questions, comments, or other resources.
  • ISTE Sharing Doc - bit.ly/iste23-share


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