Thursday, January 5, 2023

My 2023 NCTIES Sessions

I am excited and honored to once again be presenting at the 2023 NCTIES Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 8th through 10th.

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 NCTIES information and register for the conference at:

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at NCTIES 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:

March 8th - ๐Ÿš€ Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for all Subjects (with book!)
March 9th - ๐Ÿ”‘ Google Tools to Support all Learners
March 9th - ๐ŸŽจ The Joy of Google Drawings
March 9th - ๐Ÿ‘“ Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
March 9th - ๐Ÿคฏ YouTube Can Do That?!
March 10th - ๐Ÿ’ป Chromebooks Can Do That?!
March 10th - ๐Ÿ“Š Google Sheets Deep Dive for Educators: From Data Noob to Nerd
March 10th - ๐Ÿค˜ Docs Rocks! Engaging Activities with Google Docs



Detailed version:


๐Ÿ“… WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023


๐Ÿš€ Beyond the Slideshow: Google Slides Activities for all Subjects
  • Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • 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.
  • BONUS: This pre-conference workshop includes a free copy of my book "Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects"!



๐Ÿ“… THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023


๐Ÿ”‘ Google Tools to Support all Learners
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 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.



๐ŸŽจ The Joy of Google Drawings
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Session Agenda: http://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.



๐Ÿ‘“ Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
  • Time: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 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.)



๐Ÿคฏ YouTube Can Do That?!
  • Time: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 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!



๐Ÿ“… FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023


๐Ÿ’ป Chromebooks Can Do That?!
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
  • 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“Š Google Sheets Deep Dive for Educators: From Data Noob to Nerd
  • Time: 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Session Agenda: http://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.



๐Ÿค˜ Doc Rocks! Engaging Activities with Google Docs
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 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!





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