We will have 4 rooms for presentations at innovatEd.

Presentations will be 15 minutes long (including set up time).

Pizza and drinks will be provided by MAIS-TEC from 4:30-4:55 in the EC Commons.

Presentations will start at 5:00pm and end at 6:55pm CST.

Click here to sign up to attend.

To view sessions live on April 7, click the U-Stream link for each room above that room's schedule. Times are in Central Standard Time.


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Introducation to Breakout EDU
Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context. This session will give a brief overview of the concept and how to get started. Learn more at http://www.breakoutedu.com.
Wanda Terral
Lakeland School System, Instructional Technology Specialist
All

5:20

Prosthetic KidsHand Challenge
If your school has access to one or more 3D printers, consider participating in this service project. The Prosthetic Kids organization prints, assembles, and provides 3d-printed prosthetic hands to children in need. They have issued a challenge: If you have access to a 3D printer, you can get involved with helping children. This session will explain the steps to get started and what is involved. One lucky attendee will win a Raptor Hand by e-NABLE - Assembly Materials Kit worth $25.
Wanda Terral
Lakeland School System, Instructional Technology Specialist
Anyone with access to a 3D printer

5:40



Gobs of Goodies from Google
This Google in Education Certified Innovator and Trainer will not only share her current favorite goodies from Google but you will get access to a shared Google Doc filled with hours of goodies to explore.
Wanda Terral
Lakeland School System, Instructional Technology Specialist
All

6:00

Awesome Google Chrome Extensions and YouTube tools for teachers
Come learn about several extensions to make Google Chrome even more awesome! From grammar check, search for photos that don't have copyright, to displaying text on your screen large for students to see, and more! You'll love these free extensions! Resources

Cindy Brock
PDS Director of Technology
All

6:20

Augmented Reality
What does it really mean to “augment” your reality? Schools are using mobile devices to interact with “targets” that superimpose computer-generated information into the real world, all of which enhance one’s perception of what is real. Cutting edge stuff that will WOW you! Come take a peek at this cool, innovative tool.

John Simi
MUS, Director of Instructional Technology
K-6

6:40


Office 365
This is a comprehensive deep dive into Office 365 covering topics such as planning, monitoring, and configuring. This instructor-led face to face training camp will teach you the skills needed to support an Office 365 environment.


Leslie Phillips
Shelby County Schools Central Office
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Stay off WMC: Safe Social Media in the Classroom
Attendees will see successful social media implementations for classroom use, receive examples/templates/ideas where applicable, and also explore generational differences, perspective shifts, and hesitations re: social media in the classroom.
Meredith White
Bartlett High School, Spanish Teacher 10-12
5th-12th

5:20

Using Google Earth in the Classroom
Google Earth is a great tool to take students on virtual field trips, see settings for books, measure distance, and even learn about the Solar System. We will cover the basics and a few neat tricks.
Darilyn Christenbury
PDS Bible and Global Studies Teacher
Elementary classroom teachers, science, and geography


5:40

Coding in the English Classroom
I will share how I used Itch and the coding program Scratch in my classroom for digital storytelling.
Raina Burditt
7th Grade English SGIS
6th-12th

6:00

Ditch that
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Think outside the book. Ditch That Textbook! Learn how being Different, Innovative, Tech-Laden, Creative and Hands-on can help you leave your old "textbook" teaching practices behind and bring about new, innovative ideas.
Matt Miller
Head Textbook Ditcher
K-12th

6:20

Get Automated with Autocrat
This presentation demonstrates a flexible, straightforward tool for merging data between Google Sheets and Docs that auto generates either a PDF or Google Doc from data entered through Google Forms. With this tool, the possibilities are endless!
Anecia Scott
Shelby County Schools, Instructional Technology Analyst
4th-12th

6:40

eReading for Free
Come learn about free reading sites that you can use tomorrow with your students. See how you can use Reading Theory, Zing, and TweenTribute with your students! Customizing reading for each child at his or her own level.

http://tweentribune.com/ - Current Events, Critical Thinking Quizzes, teacher assigns.
http://www.readtheory.org/ Customizes and differentiates reading passages based on students' test results. Tracks student data.
http://www.schoolwide.com/zing Free trade books to teach students how to read electronically. Has built in highlighter, dictionary, sticky notes, and teaching activities for active participation. $10 a year teacher account allows for teachers to edit and personalize the teaching activities. Perk: a book may be read by 1 person or 100+ readers simultaneously.
Melissa Smith
Presbyterian Day School,Director of Technology
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Quizziz for Interactive Review
Do you love Kahoot? If so, come learn about Quizziz! It is like Kahoot, only better! Great student interaction and great feedback for teachers!
LaShona Taylor
Bartlett City Schools
K-12

5:20

Effective and Engaging Apps
Let’s take a look at some of the most effective and engaging apps that can be used with different devices. See how 'app-smashing' can help your students show their thinking. Get connected to share in the learning.
Heidi Samuelson
Oak Elementary, Teacher, 4th Grade
K-5th

5:40

Wade the Wilderness
This session explores ways to incorporate different apps and web tools in the everyday management of a classroom. It shares ways to help a teacher with productivity, behavior, time and organization.
Chris Yancy
Instructional Technology Analyst (ITA) for Shelby County Schools
K-8th

6:00

Symbaloo
Symbaloo is an engaging visual website bookmarking tool that is free and easy to use. Learn how to create and embed Symbaloo into your blog or web page.
Betty Houston
Evangelical Christian School, Librarian, Upper School
All

6:20

App Smashing
In this presentation, I will share how mac users Elementary- High School various multimedia projects that they can make in Pages, iMovie, and Keynote and the apps they can smash with them.
Rachel Wetzel
Bartlett City Schools, ITT
K-12th

6:40

Have Student Questions Drive Your PBL

Learn how to use two visible thinking routines to have student voice and choice drive project-based learning in your class.
Philip Cummings
PDS 6th grade
4th-12th

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Seesaw: Instant Sharing with Parents
Seesaw is an app that can be utilized by classroom teachers to share important pictures, student work, and videos instantly with parents. Seesaw also offers a class blog option that can be used by teachers and students. Come see how easy it is to communicate with parents and chronicle your classroom activities using Seesaw!
Emilee Cox
PDS
1st grade
All

5:20

Collaborative Research Through Social Bookmarking and Annotating
Learn how to have students work together on inquiry-based projects by using Diigo to collect, annotate, and evaluate their research.
Philip Cummings

PDS6th grade
5th-12th

5:40

Teaching 5 year olds to Code
Computer Science is not only a skill, but a way of thinking. Let's give our students tools they need to prepare them for jobs that haven't even been created, because you know what they say, "All I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten."
Jenny Valle
SGIS
JK Teacher

Early Childhood teachers, tech coaches, admin

6:00

Using Tech and Social Media in a K-2 Classroom
Using iPads in the K-2 classroom while incorporating fun projects, classroom transformations, and social media to share learning. I will specifically discuss how I use Seesaw in conjunction with several other apps to share learning.
Emily Deaton
Farmington Elementary, Teacher, First Grade
K-2

6:20



Fabulous 15 in 15

Imagine what happens when the smartest, most motivated educators engage with the most creative ed tech tools and web resources.This fast-paced session will provide you with 15 of the latest web resources and apps to engage your students and support your instruction. This session is for all grades and content areas.
Beth Lockhart
Tipton County Schools, Technology Specialist, ages 3-grade 12
PK-12th

6:40


In Just 20 Minutes a Day – Finding Ways to Gain Meaningful PD
Brad Currie wrote a blog pot in April 2015 about taking 20 minutes a day or 100 minutes a week for personal, professional growth. In this session, we will dive into his blog post and look at the different resources available to you to growth professional.
Eva Harvell
Pascagoula-Gautier School District, Director of Technology
K-12th

Google Earth is a great tool to take students on virtual field trips, see settings for books, measure distance and even learn about the Solar System. We will cover the basics and a few neat tricks.





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