CSISD iPadathon & Tech Dynasty

Wednesday, August 6th

8:30-10:15am

New Users Session: iPad 101

Presented by: Dawn Newton & Terrie Samuelson. Are you new to iPads? Do you own an iDevice? If you are ready to learn the ins and outs of using an iPad, then this session is just for you! From the home button, to the app store, to creating folders...we will cover all the basics every beginner will need to use an iPad. We are ready to answer your questions and hope that you leave with comfort in using your new iPad!

8:30-9:15am

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That: Using Dropbox to Save Time & Energy in Your Classroom

Presented by: Grant Hackethorn. Do you have files laying everywhere across your desktop, ipad, phone, and desk? Are you tired of sorting student papers? Come learn how Dropbox can be used in your classroom to streamline file management and organize student work in your classroom. Don't work harder, work smarter!

Cloud Bliss or Nightmare on the Wire?

Presented by: Norma Olson. Face it Drop Box, OneDrive, Google Docs etc… They are wonderful. They also provide a great opportunity to pull your hair out trying to remember where your education resources are located. Well…. It is time to stop the madness. Join Norma Olson as she demonstrates how to pull all of those digital learning resources into a single location. Wait for it… Then organize these same files into a concise playlist to be used to deliver instruction. And for that absent student… Join Norma to find out about that too!

CSISD Tools

Presented by: Karen Bauldauff. Come learn to support student learning and creation using technology and learn about the new CSISD tools website! You learn where you can find content tools, general tools, presentation tools, teacher tools, and CSISD subscription based tools and more- all in one place!

Edmodo - Where Learning Happens Part 1

Presented by: Vanita Vance. Get your classroom connected with this safe, secure, education-oriented social network. Use Edmodo to share content, make and grade assignments, interact with parents, and collaborate with colleagues around the world.

EdmodoCon Viewing

EdmodoCon is a live, online event that brings together educators from around the world for a full day of professional development, where teachers share, inspire, and showcase the ways they use Edmodo and other digital tools in the classroom.

Google Mail and Calendar for the iPad

Presented by: Randi Costenbader. Keep yourself organized and informed by syncing your iPad with your Google Mail and Calendars. In this session, you will learn how to organize and search mail messages, add events to your calendar, and further explore these powerful tools.

HootSuite! Social Media with Perfect Timing

Presented by: Makala Gerland. Using our social media sites to create constant contact with our followers can generate incredibly positive PR, but who has time for that? Enter HootSuite. You can manage ALL of your social media platforms in one place, with perfectly timed delivery. Everybody has time for that.

Tech Support Bar for the "Not Genius But Still Highly Intelligent"

If you need some individual help or just a quiet place to process it all and take a break, feel free to stop by the Library. We'll have some tech support personnel on hand, and there are plenty of comfortable chairs for anyone who'd like to rest!

The Power of Pinterest

Presented by: Patty Chenault. Using the power of Pinterest as a networking tool in your school, district and beyond!

9:30-10:15am

BYOD: The Good, The Bad, The Amazing

Presented by: Ty Cope. Bring Your Own Device...transforms the learning environment. Be confident to let your students bring their devices as an extension of their mind. Discover the benefits of devices in classrooms, address the phobias and boundaries and receive practical tools to implement BYOD.

Digital Product Choice from Bellwork to Research Projects

Presented by: Charly Stagg. Come learn about more than 15 device and web based digital product choices to use in the classroom IMMEDIATELY! Apps include Aurasma, Haiku Deck, Gabit, Lino, Pic Collage, Popplet, PowToon, ShowMe, Skitch, Sock Puppet, Symbaloo, ThingLink, Toontastic, and {probably} MORE!

Google Calendar and Mail for the iPad

Presented by: Randi Costenbader. Keep yourself organized and informed by syncing your iPad with your Google Mail and Calendars. In this session, you will learn how to organize and search mail messages, add events to your calendar, and further explore these powerful tools.

iSee: Easy Infographic Design Tools

Presented by: Maryam Ahmed & Josh Symank. As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words! This session will cover how to create and share infographics using the most current, FREE graphic design tools that are available online. Infographics can be used to convey information to a variety of audiences, and designing them is a skill that anyone can learn to use, both in the classroom and beyond. This session is ideal for teachers, administrators, and every other professional who shares information.

Kahoot is a hoot!

Presented by: Amanda Mann. This session will show you how the game-based response system "Kahoot" is more than a hoot, it is a great FREE way to quickly asses where your students are in the curriculum you are teaching. No experience necessary, leave that up to me! To participate, please have a device with a web browser that you can use to participate.

Let's play a game! Utilizing Classcraft in your classroom to increase engagement and positive behavior!

Presented by: Roy Rodriguez. In this session participants will be introduced to Classcraft, a new gamification platform that turns the classroom into a collaborative Role Playing Game! Don't let the name fool you, Classcraft creates amazing results in the classroom. Teachers award "experience points" for positive behaviors and takes away points from a student doing negative behaviors. When students "level up" they gain powers that they can use in the class to benefit themselves. In as little as 5 minutes each day, watch engagement and behavior improve simply by using Classcraft in your classroom! Let's play the game!

Smart Notebook and RedCat Classroom Audio System

Presented by: Steve Caitlin. "Introduction to Smart Notebook – Overview of the tools, gallery, features and classroom usage tips for integrating Smart Board in daily lessons.

RedCat Classroom Audio System – Explaining classroom audio issues, improving classroom management and alleviating teacher fatigue."

10:30-11:15am

BYOD Tools, Tips, and Tricks

Presented by: Shawna McDermott. Unsure on how to get the most out of B.Y.O.D? Want to learn how to make B.Y.O.D. work in your classroom. Come see all the resources that can be used in any classroom. Make your class more engaging through active student participation, and fun filled games for the classroom. You will leave this session ready to try something new!

Finding Knowledge in a Digital World for using on all your Mobile Devices

Presented by: Norma Olson. "Are you searching for digital resources to enhance your lesson, share them, and find them in the future?

Stop by Norma’s session and learn how to effectively search for videos, images, and more on SAFARI Montage. She will also cover how to organize in folder as playlist so you can share and find them in the future."

HootSuite! Social Media with Perfect Timing

Presented by: Makala Gerland. Using our social media sites to create constant contact with our followers can generate incredibly positive PR, but who has time for that? Enter HootSuite. You can manage ALL of your social media platforms in one place, with perfectly timed delivery. Everybody has time for that.

I have an iPad, now what?

Presented by: Chris Parr. So you have iPads on your campus and you want to use them in your classroom, but where do I start? This session will give a few tips/tricks for general iPad use and help you find apps to use in your class.

iMovie Dynasty

Presented by: Jeff Mann. Learn how to use iMovie like a pro to create your own classroom iMovie Dynasty!

Online Security - Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

Presented by: Kelly Derrick & Jim Weinberg. Do you need this session? Which statements are true? 1. I've used the same password for more than two accounts. 2. Two- Faction Authentication refers to the math problems you sometimes have to solve before hitting submit online. 3. Closing the browsers window logs me out of my account(s). 4. The best way to eliminate cookies is to eat them. 5. Social engineering is the job of one of those people in the tech department. 6. My password is short and sweet and easy to remember. Spoiler Alert: None of the above statements are true. If you thought even one might be true, then this session is for you. Come and learn to be more ninja online.

Picture This! Beyond the Learning App

Presented by: Andrea Langrish. Having an iPad in the classroom doesn't mean only using learning apps or ebooks. It's also about giving your students a choice and a voice in their learning. Harness the power of the iPad camera to make your lessons creative, collaborative and customized! Let your students make relevant connections to their learning by engaging with their classroom technology. They can make videos and slideshows, create a photo collage, paint a picture, write a story, make a photo essay, compose a poem, make a newsletter, record their observations, document their work and more.

Top Teacher Tools Online

Presented by: Cody Blair. Technology SHOULD make life better for teachers. It should make life easier for educators. It should make students sit up and take notice. Can I get an 'amen'? In this session, you'll discover some easy recipes for making that happen. I'll show you the uber-easy way to get your assessments online and provide your students with immediate feedback (have your grades in the gradebook before the students are out the door). Discover web apps that will have your students working harder so they will have time to study for their tests! I'll reveal simple ways to turn your existing reviews into online games students love to play. We won't stop there; show YouTube videos in class safely, create a Google search for your students that only searches the sites you choose, quickly capture and organize anything on the web (and seamlessly share it with students or colleagues). BONUS: Much of this will work on any platform--desktops, laptops, smart phones, ipads, etc.
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1:00-1:45pm

CSISD Tools

Presented by: Karen Bauldauff. Come learn to support student learning and creation using technology and learn about the new CSISD tools website! You learn where you can find content tools, general tools, presentation tools, teacher tools, and CSISD subscription based tools and more- all in one place!

Google Drive 101

Presented by: Cody Blair. Google Drive 101 will teach you all you need to know to use Google Drive like a pro. It's chock full of helpful tips, tricks, and shortcuts, and includes help on getting around the drive, finding what you need, sharing documents, using Google drive to save non-Google files, using Google drive with students, and working with different types of Google drive documents such as spreadsheets, text documents, and presentations.

How the Heck do I Buy an App?

Presented by: Jim Weinberg. This session will cover basics on how to buy and download Apps on an iPad.

I have an iPad, now what?

Presented by: Chris Parr. So you have iPads on your campus and you want to use them in your classroom, but where do I start? This session will give a few tips/tricks for general iPad use and help you find apps to use in your class.

iRock iMovie

Presented by: Jeff Mann. How to use iMovie to make movies trailers, video clips, and regular movies in the school setting. This session is for advanced users because it involves multiple iPads and movie making apps for videos.

Tips for the one iPad Classroom

Presented by: Kristy Mata. Only have one classroom ipad? Looking for ways to integrate only one ipad into your daily class routine? Come learn about how teachers with only one ipad can best utilize such a great motivational device to benefit the teacher and every student in the class. Learn how teachers can use the ipad for classroom management, presenting instructional content, student collaboration, assessment, and more. Teachers will leave this session with a better understanding of how free and low-cost apps can transform their instruction by using just one classroom ipad.

Troubleshooting 101

Presented by: Ray Perez. In this session you will learn how to troubleshoot common issues before submitting a work order! We will go over all the simple fix issues that you can solve yourself!

Want to wear a "Drive-thru window" headset?

Presented by: Amanda Mann. "In this session, I will show you how to integrate Screencastomatic.com into your classroom.

This tool is a one click screen capture recording site that is FREE!

You can use this on your home computer or on your school computer."

2:00-2:45pm

Augmenting Your Instruction

Presented by: Shawna McDermott. Use your iPad or iPod like you never have before by using 3D and Augmented Reality Apps in your classroom. You will truly be amazed at what your iPad can do! Make your classroom come to life.

Get The Scoop on Ed Foundation Teacher Grants

Presented by: Teresa Benden. Interested in implementing an innovative project in your classroom? The Education Foundation is here to help! Find out the scoop about applying for a teacher grant and get all your questions answered. Grants are due Sept. 10th so get a jump on the process.

Happy Happy Handwriting

Presented by: Jennifer Halling & Jennifer Luther. Kids love technology - so learn how to use it to build handwriting fluency in the classroom! We will be sharing apps and interactive white board activities that can help reinforce correct letter formation (which in turn increases writing fluency!) We will also review a couple of case studies of students who are physically unable to write, and how technology has helped them!

Read Any Good Math Lately?

Presented by: Jennifer Smith. Would you like your students to use the iPad in math by doing more than just playing games? Do you want to integrate more writing in math? You and your students can use Book Creator to do just that! Here are a few things that can do with Book Creator: bring your books to life, share your books with friends and family and become a published author. The focus on this session will be how to use the Book Creator app in the math classroom.

THE CLOUD: What is it? Where is it? What to do with it.

Presented by: Ty Cope. Ever wonder what they mean by "the Cloud"? Well, come find out what it is, where it is, and what you can do with it.

Tips for the one iPad Classroom

Presented by: Kristy Mata. Only have one classroom ipad? Looking for ways to integrate only one ipad into your daily class routine? Come learn about how teachers with only one ipad can best utilize such a great motivational device to benefit the teacher and every student in the class. Learn how teachers can use the ipad for classroom management, presenting instructional content, student collaboration, assessment, and more. Teachers will leave this session with a better understanding of how free and low-cost apps can transform their instruction by using just one classroom ipad.

Trying out Triptico

Presented by: Vicki Murphy. Triptico is an interactive tool to make your class more interactive. The tools, timers, selectors, and quizzes will put a fresh spin on your classroom. For all levels of technology comfort.

Weebly: Super Simple Websites - Part 1

Presented by: Charly Stagg. Weebly websites are SUPER SIMPLE and look amazingly professional. Websites can be used for parents communication, student communication, or lesson design. In this class, I will show you how to create and maintain your new Weebly website for your classroom!

3:00-3:45pm

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That: Using Dropbox to Save Time & Energy in Your Classroom

Presented by: Grant Hackethorn. Do you have files laying everywhere across your desktop, ipad, phone, and desk? Are you tired of sorting student papers? Come learn how Dropbox can be used in your classroom to streamline file management and organize student work in your classroom. Don't work harder, work smarter!

Augmenting Your Instruction

Presented by: Shawna McDermott. Use your iPad or iPod like you never have before by using 3D and Augmented Reality Apps in your classroom. You will truly be amazed at what your iPad can do! Make your classroom come to life.

Get on Board with Bitsboard

Presented by: Vicki Murphy. One app, 10 games to practice concepts and vocabulary customized to your students' needs. Flashcards with photographs to help with vocabulary and concepts from emotions and colors to musical concepts or even second language acquisition. Rated #2 Educational app on the iPad

iSee: Easy Infographic Design Tools

Presented by: Maryam Ahmed & Josh Symank. As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words! This session will cover how to create and share infographics using the most current, FREE graphic design tools that are available online. Infographics can be used to convey information to a variety of audiences, and designing them is a skill that anyone can learn to use, both in the classroom and beyond. This session is ideal for teachers, administrators, and every other professional who shares information.

Pinterest for Education

Presented by: Terrie Samuelson. Always wanted to start a Pintrest account, but wasn't 100 % sure how you would use it? Well, come learn how to start an account and how to use it to aid in your classroom. If you already have an account, that's ok, too! Come add new pins to your boards!

So Many Math Websites, So Little Time

Presented by: Jennifer Smith. Do you wish there was one place you could go to access grade specific Math resources? The elementary math specialists have created LiveBinders that contain digital resources that will help with the implementation of the New Elementary Math TEKS. Come on a treasure hunt with us for some great resources that you and your students can use in your class this year!

Technology Tech Tips

Presented by: Trey Sparks. his course is aimed at providing the users with a basic understanding of common problems that we run into when using a computer. Due to the changes happening in technology, this will provide a refresher course on issues teachers should be aware of and common fixes that they can apply. The end result is to help our educators get a better grasp on the technology that they have at their fingertips. This will also act as a Question/Answer forum for any questions the teachers would like to ask Technology in regards to common troubleshooting tips.

Weebly: Super Simple Websites - Part 2

Presented by: Charly Stagg. Now that you have your Weebly website, the next step is using it for parent communication, blogging, teaching and more. In this class, I will show you how to take your Weebly website to the next level!