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Tuesday, August 13
 

9:20am

(C1) Hey Alexa How Can You Help
Participants will work with through an interactive session that demonstrates, and tests Alexa tools designed to meet the needs of students while fostering growth of independence and creative thinking. In this session, we will be identifying needs of students to cultivate a response for specific classroom pathways while exploring various skills, blueprints and creative tools for use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. This session will provide personalized tools ready for immediate use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition including:
• Testing skills/phrases/flash cards
• Uses of free time and blueprints (both preloaded and ways to create on your own)
• Finding “secret gems” within Alexa (teaching manners, clear speaking, concise questions, visualizing, reading comprehension, math fact fluency)
Real Talk from a teacher: I’m going to show you how to harness the power of Alexa to make it a valuable learning tool in your classroom that inspires student creativity, inquisitiveness and independence in a way you never know could exist!

Slides I’ve been developing and using to train the Glenwood Staff: (constantly updated and under construction) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M-BOKdWXGgv1xA0HQ8Gx6HLx3eCKHvIQdiSILJbAzVw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C1

9:20am

(C14) Digital Portfolios to Document Student Achievement
Using Google Sites teachers will be led step by step through creating a Digital Portfolio. Student created Digital Portfolios are an impressive way for students to document their learning process throughout the year. By including photographs, text, embedding links and documents teachers can easily assess student learning and progress throughout the year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C14

9:20am

(C20) Schoology Just the Basics
Learners will explore…
The parts of the Schoology interface.
How to create and organize folders and resources.
How to add resources to Schoology.
How to create an assignment in a Schoology Course.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Flach

Suzanne Flach

Instructional Tech Specialist, First Colonial High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C20

9:20am

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C22

9:20am

(C23) Using Kami in the Classroom
In this session, participants will learn about the Google extension, Kami. Kami can be used within the Schoology platform for students to be able to annotate on PDF documents. Participants will be able to see how Kami is used on the student end as well as be able to learn how to create a PDF assignment in Schoology.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C23

9:20am

(C5) Culturally Speaking Using Google Tour Builder Google Maps for Chromebooks and the Google Cultural Institute to Bring Students the World
Many classes talk about locations throughout the world but do you use the technology available to you to show these locations to students? In this session, we will examine the Google Cultural Institute, Google Tour Builder and Google Earth for Chromebooks as tools that allow you to give students tours of important locations, buildings, and even art work into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Delaney

Steve Delaney

Computer Resource Specialist - Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
C5

9:20am

(D2) Expand Your Classroom Walls with Podcasting
Synth is a podcasting tool which is strictly for audio recordings. Because there is no video attached to a podcast, students who are shy or reluctant to record themselves on video, open up when using this tool. Additionally, the ability to have threaded discussions opens up the doors of possibilities in your classroom. Discussions can have audio or written responses. Come to this session to see how we have connected classroom to classroom as well as classroom to content area experts. We watched our student work and engagement increase as we changed their audience.

Speakers
avatar for Deana Hubbell

Deana Hubbell

Instructional Tech Specialist, Shelton Park ES
Instructional Technology Specialist
LP

Lauren Pate

Pembroke Meadows ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
D2

9:20am

10:30am

(C2) Stop Repeating Yourself Screencast Instead
If you often find yourself repeating the same directions to the same class, come see how to record your screen. You'll see how to use Screencastify and Loom, two tools for recording your screen, your face, or both. We'll also talk about how students can use these tools to demonstrate understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Nesbit

Ellen Nesbit

Instructional Technology Specialist, Brandon Middle
I have been working in instructional technology since 1985 (I started on the TRS-80, believe it or not), and have a Masters in Instructional Technology from Old Dominion University. I find technology empowering for teachers and students and I consider it an honor to assist them to... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C2

10:30am

(C23) Personalized Learning With Google Sites
Google Sites are a great way for students to present what they have learned! In this session, you will be able to learn how to have your students use Google Sites through the various subjects you teach within your classroom. Students love creating Sites and showing what they have learned. Google Sites is a great tool for students to have as an option for their voice and choice during performance tasks as well as to work through their writing process in language arts! Through this session you will learn how to show your students how to create Google Sites by learning it through the student lens as well as teacher tips with implementation!


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C23

10:30am

(C3) Organizing your Google Drive
Does your Google Drive leave you feeling like you're diving for lost treasure? This session will provide you with tips to organize your MyDrive as well as offer tips to help students do the same.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
C3

10:30am

(D18) Schoology Course Banner Building Workshop!
Are you brand new to Schoology? Are you looking for a way to make your courses more user-friendly? Learn how to ramp up your Schoology courses and have hands-on learning time to add course banners, interactive graphics, pages, and more! ChoppedPD will involve a criteria of components for each course created and teamwork to build the "best" model. Users must have a Schoology license. The course will be an active learning experience.


Speakers
avatar for Anne Bianchi

Anne Bianchi

ITS, VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D18

10:30am

(D4) Small Group Test Review Data Targeting and Venn Diagrams
Frustrated with "one-size-fits" all test reviews? Want to help students with what they need before they assess? Take a look into Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Blachura's small-group test review strategies! Includes data collection and analysis through Schoology's assessment feature, how to group your students to best manage your time and efforts, and tips on how to run a small-group session without hearing your name a thousand times! Math focused, but can be applied to all subjects and levels.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D4

10:30am

10:30am

(D6) Schoology Barracudas Waist Deep in the Water Level
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
D6

1:00pm

(C1) Hey Alexa How Can You Help
Participants will work with through an interactive session that demonstrates, and tests Alexa tools designed to meet the needs of students while fostering growth of independence and creative thinking. In this session, we will be identifying needs of students to cultivate a response for specific classroom pathways while exploring various skills, blueprints and creative tools for use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. This session will provide personalized tools ready for immediate use with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition including:
• Testing skills/phrases/flash cards
• Uses of free time and blueprints (both preloaded and ways to create on your own)
• Finding “secret gems” within Alexa (teaching manners, clear speaking, concise questions, visualizing, reading comprehension, math fact fluency)
Real Talk from a teacher: I’m going to show you how to harness the power of Alexa to make it a valuable learning tool in your classroom that inspires student creativity, inquisitiveness and independence in a way you never know could exist!

Slides I’ve been developing and using to train the Glenwood Staff: (constantly updated and under construction) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M-BOKdWXGgv1xA0HQ8Gx6HLx3eCKHvIQdiSILJbAzVw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C1

1:00pm

(C13) Smashoard EDU
Smashboard Edu is problem-based learning & the design-thinking process smashed into a gamified experience!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Blais

Jennifer Blais

Salem HS, VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C13

1:00pm

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C22

1:00pm

(C3) Amp Up Your Game with ClassCraft
Imagine stepping through a portal into a new and magical world. You are the GameMaster and with you are clans of student explorers that are ready to embark on a journey of wonder and excitement. Share their enthusiasm as they enter a world that celebrates creativity and collaboration, and provides opportunities for students to tackle challenges. Build and strengthen
relationships, not only between you and your students, but also between classmates!
Warning: Entering this world will change you and your class FOREVER!
Welcome to the world of ClassCraft. This amazing web-based app will enhance your elementary or secondary (grade 3-12) classroom in ways you have yet to imagine. Your classroom will become a fun-filled game that will engage and inspire your students to be seekers of knowledge! Student explorers will become absorbed in story-based Quests that will lead them down a path of personalized learning adventures.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C3

1:00pm

(D2) Small Group Test Review Data Targeting and Venn Diagrams
Frustrated with "one-size-fits" all test reviews? Want to help students with what they need before they assess? Take a look into Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Blachura's small-group test review strategies! Includes data collection and analysis through Schoology's assessment feature, how to group your students to best manage your time and efforts, and tips on how to run a small-group session without hearing your name a thousand times! Math focused, but can be applied to all subjects and levels.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D2

1:00pm

1:00pm

(Library Left) Schoology Mobile App Course
Speakers
avatar for Brooke Martinette

Brooke Martinette

Instructional Technology Specialist, Trantwood ES
SJ

Scott Jordan

Computer Resource Specialist, Corporate Landng Middle School
avatar for Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

VBCPS, VBCPS
SH

Shawn Hirano

School Improvement Specialist, Lynnhaven MS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Left

2:10pm

(C14) Connecting Literacy and Technology at the Elementary Level through Flipgrid Global Connections, Scratch Jr Coding, and Stem Design Briefs
During this session, participants will analyze and discuss how literacy and technology are integrated using available elementary resources. Instructional Technology Specialist, Kelly Hoggard will discuss the use of technology tools like Flipgrid alongside powerful resources like Junior Great Books to make global connections. Facilitator will share examples of how to incorporate Scratch Jr Coding, and pair literature with STEM design briefs. Participants will receive a brief introduction to Flipgrid along with examples of how it can be used in the elementary classroom. Participants will also receive access to a file of STEM design briefs. Attendees will need an introductory understanding of Flipgrid.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hoggard

Kelly Hoggard

Gifted Resource Tchr, Indian Lakes ES


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C14

2:10pm

(C22) Integrating the ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel into the Classroom
If you have a new ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP), and are excited to learn how to integrate it into classroom instruction, then this is a session you do not want to miss! This session will provide you with the basic function and use of your new IFP including tips for cleaning and care, exploration and customization of the Android Embedded Player, how to connect external devices to the Panel, and an overview the control buttons on the front of the Panel. Following this, you will explore the tools that can easily be accessed from the Panel’s side toolbar, and see examples of they can be used to enhance instruction. Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook so can participate in a hands-on activity to explore ViewSonic’s myViewBoard collaborative software suite. You will learn how to create digital whiteboard canvases called QuickBoards that will allow your students to collaboratively annotate and engage in lesson activities remotely from their Chromebooks. You will then explore ways to leverage QuickBoards to support classroom management, foster opportunities for student-to-student collaboration, and quickly check for student understanding of concepts shared utilizing the Polling Tool.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C22

2:10pm

(C5) Gamifying Your Classroom With Classcraft
- Learn the basics of what Classcraft is and how to set it up to gamify your classroom.
- Kellie and I both use Classcraft very differently in our classrooms, so between the two of us, we will be presenting how two different educators can use Classcraft accomplish their goals.
- We will be giving away free resources / stickers / posters / free premium account
- I will also be giving away links to tons of Classcraft (Random Events, Quests, and Boss Battles) that I have made that are aligned with 4th and 5th grade VBOs.
- Learn how to use Classcraft to get students to work together to manage your room for you with Tools like: Volume Meter, Random Name/Team generator, and Countdown clocks.
- Learn how to use Classcraft as a PBIS tool to build a community in your class that gains points to use toward in-game and real-world rewards.

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I will be submitting a second proposal for a session I would like to teach that will be a good commercial for this session as a follow up. In my other proposal, "Going Digital with 4th and 5th Grade Content," I will be sharing ways to teach and review science and social studies VBOs with many different digital strategies and tools. One of these will be with Classcraft, so it would work out great if this came after, so I could steer people toward this session on how to get set up with Classcraft. I would even be willing to do the both sessions back to in the morning and the afternoon, so there would be two chances for people to do both.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

5th Grade Teacher (LA/SS), Woodstock Elementary
avatar for Kellie Weisenbeck

Kellie Weisenbeck

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C5

2:10pm

(C6) Digital Portfolios to Document Student Achievement
Using Google Sites teachers will be led step by step through creating a Digital Portfolio. Student created Digital Portfolios are an impressive way for students to document their learning process throughout the year. By including photographs, text, embedding links and documents teachers can easily assess student learning and progress throughout the year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
C6

2:10pm

(D2) Culturally Speaking Using Google Tour Builder Google Maps for Chromebooks and the Google Cultural Institute to Bring Students the World
Many classes talk about locations throughout the world but do you use the technology available to you to show these locations to students? In this session, we will examine the Google Cultural Institute, Google Tour Builder and Google Earth for Chromebooks as tools that allow you to give students tours of important locations, buildings, and even art work into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Delaney

Steve Delaney

Computer Resource Specialist - Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D2

2:10pm

2:10pm

(D6) Schoology Barracudas Waist Deep in the Water Level
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wren

Heather Wren

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
D6

2:10pm

(Library Right) Schoology Course Design - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Are students able to easily find resources and assignments in your Schoology course?  Would a parent be able to navigate your Schoology course?  Come check out several Schoology course design examples and identify "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly".  We will collaboratively determine the key components of effective course design, and the ineffective strategies to stay away from.  You will leave this session with a course design facelift for the 2019-2020 school year!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Carpenter

Jessica Carpenter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Neck Middle School - VBCPS


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Library Right