Tuesday, April 18, 2023

My 2023 TLA Sessions

I am excited and honored to be presenting at the Texas Library Association Conference (TLA 2023) in Austin, Texas this week on April 20th, 2023.

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 at:

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at TLA 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!

🧔 My Sessions:

Short version:

April 20th:
  • 1:30pm - 📖 Storytelling with Google Tools
  • 3:00pm - 👓 Hipster Google: Library Edition
  • 4:30pm - 🌍 Making and Taking Tours with Google Earth

Long version:

📅 THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2023

📖 Storytelling with Google Tools
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Ballroom A (ACC)
  • Session Resource Document: bit.ly/curts-story
  • Program link: Web link
  • Description: Google tools provide many ways for students and educators to create and share stories. Learn how Slides can be used to create eBooks, comic strips, and stop-motion animation; Docs can be used for "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories; Sheets can be used to create random writing prompts for inspiration, and more! Please bring your laptop and have access to a Google account.

👓 Hipster Google: Library Edition
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Ballroom A (ACC)
  • Session Resource Document: bit.ly/curts-hipster
  • Program link: Web link
  • Description: Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, and other common Google tools, but there are loads of lesser-known Google tools for teaching and learning. Learn about 70+ hidden gems such as nGram, Google Scholar, Instant Search Cards, Trends, Reverse Image Search, Google Dictionary, Talk to Books, and more.

🌍 Making and Taking Tours with Google Earth
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Ballroom A (ACC)
  • Session Resource Document: bit.ly/curts-getours
  • Program link: Web link
  • Description: Engage and impress your community with Google Earth which allows users to explore thousands of pre-made tours as well as create their own tours. Library workers and community members can plot points in the Google Earth application to create 3D geographic tours of a story, historical event, interesting locations, and more. Learn how to plot points, include text, images, videos, links and more in Google Earth projects.

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