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iPadpaloozaEastTX, like iPadpalooza in Austin, is not a conference, it’s a learning festival!   All mobile devices are welcome - iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, Macbooks, laptops, smartphones...  

 

ESC Contact: Donna Stanley, Digital Learning Coordinator, dstanley@esc7.net, 903-988-6962 

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Thursday, June 15
 

9:00am

The Wizard of Ed
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging the “Globally” connected student of today. A look at emerging technology, gaming and digital citizenship.  

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a monthly meet up where industry leaders and visionaries come together to talk about the application and future of Augmented Reality. Brad is also the Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, an internationally viewed blog from over 120 countries and over 100,000 visitors in the first 4 months of... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:10am
GYM

10:25am

The Google App for Formative Assessment and 100% Student Engagement!
You will experience the power of Pear Deck from a student’s perspective. Using your own laptop, tablet or phone you will answer questions using text, numbers, multiple choice, drawings and draggable objects on the screen. See how Pear Deck can help you increase student voice, engage your learners and provide better and more timely feedback.

Sponsors
avatar for Anthony Showalter

Anthony Showalter

Founder, Pear Deck
Anthony co-founded Pear Deck in 2014 with a team of former teachers and product developers. He has worked with thousands of teachers at Google Summits all of the world to help bring 100% student engagement to classrooms.


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
114

10:25am

Create Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Go from experiencing virtual reality to creating! Allow your students the chance to create their own VR worlds and 360 images.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Donally

Jaime Donally

EdTech, ARVRinEDU, EdChange Global & #GlobalMakerDay
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. She provides staff development... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
103

10:25am

How Showbie Can Help You Win The Best Teacher Award
Limited Capacity seats available

Showbie is a classroom engagement tool that is easy enough for any classroom but powerful enough for district-wide implementation. Showbie has taken the most meaningful and impactful toolset for the classroom and made an elegant and intuitive platform that makes incorporating 21st century skills into your curriculum easy. Inspire students with personalized and timely feedback, engage parents with their student's progress, and organize your classroom from any device. Learn about how Showbie brings your classroom together in one simple, easy-to-use platform.

Speakers
avatar for Lucie Martineau

Lucie Martineau

Sales Director, Showbie
Lucie Martineau / Sales Director  | lucie@showbie.com Showbie Inc.  | 415-539-3200  | www.showbie.com... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
118

10:25am

Breakout EDU (Challenge 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Limit 12 people in this session.
Challenge # 1 is the more advanced of the two sessions.
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. Players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Join in the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Assistant Director, Digital Learning, Region 7 ESC
I spent 16 years in the classroom teaching high school physical science, chemistry, physics, astronomy and dance. I also served as a Pep Squad Director, Cheerleader Coach and Dance Team Director during that time. After spending one year at Region 12 in Waco as a high school sci... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
128

10:25am

Breakout EDU (Challenge 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Limit 12 people in this session.
Challenge # 2 is the less advanced of the two sessions!

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. Players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Join in the fun!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
126

10:25am

10 min 2 Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

No time? No trouble!
This session will showcase a few great tech tools that can easily be put into use with just 10 minutes of learning time or less. The timer is set, the tool is introduced, and teachers leave with paper (yes, paper) instructions. So hang out, see a few tools and ideas, and experience a different kind of PD that even the busiest of teachers can’t decry!

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

TIS, Eustace ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
116

10:25am

And the Winner Is: GoFormative!
Limited Capacity seats available

GoFormative is an awesome website for creating formative assessments, lessons, or activities using multiple choice, true-false, short answer, or show your work formats. As students work through the questions, the teacher can look at live results for which you can also give students immediate feedback from your computer or iPad. Students and teachers love using GoFormative!

Speakers
DA

DeAnne Atkinson

Palestine ISD
avatar for Rachel Thigpen

Rachel Thigpen

Teacher, Palestine Junior High, Palestine ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
104

10:25am

Cutting Edge Learning and Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Transform learning and teaching using the latest cutting edge technology in the classroom.  See how Augmented Reality and other emerging technology and  tools are engaging students, re-igniting teachers and how they are impacting schools and districts around the world. See mind-blowing demos, hear amazing stories and see the latest in 21 Century Learning.  Find out what everyone is talking about and why Augmented Reality and emerging technology is changing the face of education.  

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a monthly meet up where industry leaders and visionaries come together to talk about the application and future of Augmented Reality. Brad is also the Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, an internationally viewed blog from over 120 countries and over 100,000 visitors in the first 4 months of... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
127

10:25am

Pop Culture Classroom Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Shannon comes loaded with Comedy, Pop Culture, Stories, and Demonstrations that light a spark in today's students, and he shows ALL teachers how easy it is to apply these and connect with students like never before! And by demonstrating powerful strategies and improvisational techniques, Shannon bridges the amazing responsibility of educators with the needs of today's students and offers a fresh perspective on how to connect with and inspire students of all backgrounds.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Pickard

Shannon Pickard

Tin Umbrella


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
101

10:25am

The Students of the Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear the perspective of recently graduated students in this informative table discussion session. When it comes to instructional technology integration, what worked for them, and what didn't? Moderated by Mr. Wade Stanford, Superintendent of Westwood ISD.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
105

10:25am

“Spark” Student Interest in Reading: Student Made Digital Book Trailers
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will use Adobe Spark to create digital book trailers. The book trailers will then be displayed and accessed with a QR code in the library. We will take you through the entire process and give examples from our own collection so you can “Spark” an interest in reading on your campus.



Speakers
avatar for Janelle Safford

Janelle Safford

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Winnsboro ISD
After teaching 22 years, I am now serving as the Instructional Technology Coordinator in Winnsboro, TX. I am a Google Level 1 & 2 educator and a Seesaw ambassador. My favorite book is "The Innovator's Mindset" by George Couros. My addictions are edcamps and Google extensions... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:25am
102

10:25am

Vendor Hall
Thursday June 15, 2017 10:25am - 2:45pm
Library

11:25am

LUNCH
Join us in the cafeteria for lunch and listen to Shannon Pickard (Tin Umbrella).  Sing along and even dance if you want!  

Thursday June 15, 2017 11:25am - 12:30pm
CAFETERIA

12:35pm

See It All With Seesaw!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn 101 different uses for Seesaw, an online student portfolio, that will have your kids begging to work in your classroom. Bring your own device to experience the excitement and ease of this wonderful app!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Luna

Sherry Luna

Instructional Technology Specialist, Westwood ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
103

12:35pm

Digital Literacy... with Popcorn!

Learning.com supports Texas schools with digital literacy content that addresses critical 21st century skills for students—aligned to state standards and targeting everything from keyboarding to coding. You may know Learning.com, but have you seen the new computational thinking and coding lessons we’ve added to the Texas Bundle? Come with an iPad (or other mobile device) ready to explore…we’ll provide the popcorn!  


Speakers
avatar for Sally Robinson

Sally Robinson

Learning.com
SALLY ROBINSON @SallyRobinson5 Curriculum Foundry Account Executive  | srobinson@learning.com  O: 800.580.4640 x4534 C: 214.454.1164... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
114

12:35pm

Documentation using QR Reader and Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Students constantly tardy? Parents not believing their student uses the restroom every day? Not bringing homework but just an excuse? There is an APP for that!
Use QR Codes and Google Forms to track student tardies, restroom breaks, and no homework excuses. This is the ultimate guide to students providing documentation for you! This presentation will be combined with Google Forms for teacher documentation and campus/district data.
In this session we will review why to create Google tracking forms, uses, benefits, and create your first Google form and QR Code.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Bedre

Christine Bedre

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership, Westwood ISD
HELLO! | I am beyond excited and blessed to present a wonderful presentation to you with my office staff member, Jeff Tauber. I have always utilized technology into all that I do. When teaching my last two years of teaching my classroom was flipped and paperless. This was... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
102

12:35pm

Get Real: Making Green Screen and AR a Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Green screen and augmented reality look like so much fun to use, but making it work in the classroom can seem fanciful.
This session will cover:
the must-have basics
how to make a green screen on the cheap
how to combine green screening and AR
How to integrate in "real" life
Includes sample products from first grade and MS grade levels

Speakers
avatar for Twyla Felty

Twyla Felty

TIS, Eustace ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
118

12:35pm

Code Wars with Sphero
Limited Capacity seats available

Combine coding and maker space in this interactive session of “Code Wars”. Create an obstacle course and compete with other attendees. You will participate in a friendly competition that can easily be adapted to the needs of your district. Will you be the code star YOUR students are looking for?? No coding experience required.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Curry

Holly Curry

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
Holly Curry has been in education for 15 years. As a Digital Learning Specialist, she gets to help teachers integrate technology into their classes so that students become producers of their learning and not just consumers.
avatar for Jaime Donally

Jaime Donally

EdTech, ARVRinEDU, EdChange Global & #GlobalMakerDay
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. She provides staff development... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
110

12:35pm

And the Grammy goes to...Flocabulary.
Limited Capacity seats available

Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary’s videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. In this session you will get a hands on opportunity to see what Flocabulary has to offer and how to best use it in your classroom.

Speakers
DA

DeAnne Atkinson

Palestine ISD
avatar for Jake Odom

Jake Odom

LAUNCH Teacher 5th Grade, Palestine ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
116

12:35pm

FlipGrid
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid is a video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. You add the topics, your students respond with short videos, and everyone engages!"  I will demonstrate how to use this tool and give some examples of ways to use it in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Safford

Janelle Safford

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Winnsboro ISD
After teaching 22 years, I am now serving as the Instructional Technology Coordinator in Winnsboro, TX. I am a Google Level 1 & 2 educator and a Seesaw ambassador. My favorite book is "The Innovator's Mindset" by George Couros. My addictions are edcamps and Google extensions... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
115

12:35pm

Future of Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

According to research, Storytelling predates writing, with the earliest forms of storytelling usually oral combined with gestures and expressions. We encounter different forms of storytelling in everything we do, including education. It is an art we often take for granted. This session will focus on bringing this incredible form of communication into the digital age. We will discuss how we can allow students to show their comprehension while exploring the best web tools and apps for the future of storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in applying technology into the educational field and is on the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit, a monthly meet up where industry leaders and visionaries come together to talk about the application and future of Augmented Reality. Brad is also the Co-Founder of Two Guys and Some iPads blog, an internationally viewed blog from over 120 countries and over 100,000 visitors in the first 4 months of... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
127

12:35pm

Groundhog Day EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

If you like to repeat yourself, this session is NOT for you. Discover quick ways to leverage video to help others learn. You don't need any video skills to do this. Use simple tools and storage places you probably already have.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Adams

Andy Adams

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
I am a man who is given the privilege to click for a living. I find the tools, resources, and connections, and then work with you to get them implemented in the classroom. Prior to working for Region 7, I was trained as an elementary teacher in the 1900s. 4th and 5th grade was w... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
105

12:35pm

Now Presenting Nearpod & Virtual Reality! Coming to a School Near You!
Limited Capacity seats available

Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that delivers engaging activities such as Virtual Reality/3d objects to your students devices, while gauging their understanding with real-time feedback through fun assessments.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
101

12:35pm

YouTube Editing and More
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session you will learn to organize and personalize your YouTube Channel and to edit videos with YouTube Editor.

Speakers
avatar for Marquita Stottern

Marquita Stottern

Instructional Technologist, Mineola ISD
Technology, learning, and sharing this knowledge are my passions. With an eagerness for developing software and finding ways to integrate technology into the classroom, a Master's in Information Systems and Learning Technology was a perfect fit for me. I am continually inspired... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
104

1:40pm

The Google App for Formative Assessment and 100% Student Engagement! (repeated session)
You will experience the power of Pear Deck from a student’s perspective. Using your own laptop, tablet or phone you will answer questions using text, numbers, multiple choice, drawings and draggable objects on the screen. See how Pear Deck can help you increase student voice, engage your learners and provide better and more timely feedback.

Sponsors
avatar for Anthony Showalter

Anthony Showalter

Founder, Pear Deck
Anthony co-founded Pear Deck in 2014 with a team of former teachers and product developers. He has worked with thousands of teachers at Google Summits all of the world to help bring 100% student engagement to classrooms.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
104

1:40pm

Digital Literacy... with Popcorn! (repeated session)

Learning.com supports Texas schools with digital literacy content that addresses critical 21st century skills for students—aligned to state standards and targeting everything from keyboarding to coding. You may know Learning.com, but have you seen the new computational thinking and coding lessons we’ve added to the Texas Bundle? Come with an iPad (or other mobile device) ready to explore…we’ll provide the popcorn!  


Speakers
avatar for Sally Robinson

Sally Robinson

Learning.com
SALLY ROBINSON @SallyRobinson5 Curriculum Foundry Account Executive  | srobinson@learning.com  O: 800.580.4640 x4534 C: 214.454.1164... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
114

1:40pm

Green Screen in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate how to create simple videos with an iPad using Green Screen Technology in the classroom. Come and see how you can motivate and engage your students by creating amazing storytelling, book reviews, weather reports, and even historical reenactments by using an iPad.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
116

1:40pm

Tech Tools for Teachers - Take2
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session attendees will be introduced to extensions, apps, and websites they can effectively incorporate into their classroom to increase student engagement, collaboration, and content mastery.

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Davis

Jerri Davis

Technology Integration Specialist, Eustace ISD


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
115

1:40pm

Breakout EDU (Challenge 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Limit 12 people in this session.
Challenge # 1 is the more advanced of the two sessions.
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. Players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Join in the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Assistant Director, Digital Learning, Region 7 ESC
I spent 16 years in the classroom teaching high school physical science, chemistry, physics, astronomy and dance. I also served as a Pep Squad Director, Cheerleader Coach and Dance Team Director during that time. After spending one year at Region 12 in Waco as a high school sci... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
128

1:40pm

Breakout EDU (Challenge 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Limit 12 people in this session.
Challenge # 2 is the less advanced of the two sessions!

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. Players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Join in the fun!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
126

1:40pm

A Few Good Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

Chrome extensions are hidden nuggets of gold found when using Chrome. If you don't know what they are, this session is for you. If you are currently seeking a 12 step support group for your Extension use, this session is for you as well.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Adams

Andy Adams

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
I am a man who is given the privilege to click for a living. I find the tools, resources, and connections, and then work with you to get them implemented in the classroom. Prior to working for Region 7, I was trained as an elementary teacher in the 1900s. 4th and 5th grade was w... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
105

1:40pm

Best Literary Special Effects App
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction and overview of iClassics apps including iPoe, iDickens, iLondon, and iDoyle.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
102

1:40pm

Now Presenting Nearpod & Virtual Reality! Coming to a School Near You! (repeated)
Limited Capacity seats available

Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that delivers engaging activities such as Virtual Reality/3d objects to your students devices, while gauging their understanding with real-time feedback through fun assessments.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
101

1:40pm

The Magnificent Seven: 7 iPad Apps to Promote Language Acquisition
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore seven iPad apps used to promote language acquisition in ESL/LEP students.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
103

2:45pm

Closing Session & Door Prizes
Join us for some fun and prizes in the gym after the final session.  We will also be awarding the TECHIE AWARDS to the winners of the pre-'palooza contest!  

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
GYM