Text Options Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A A Revert 

Cuero ISD Learning Festival: June 3 Schedule

Welcome | Session Schedule: June 3 / June 4
 
*Elementary (PK-5), Secondary (6-12), Specific Grade Levels
:Skill: Intro, Intermediate, Advanced, All levels
*Device needed: iPad, Macbook

 
JUNE 3 - SESSION 1 - 8:30-9:30

Critical Thinking Apptivities (4-8, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Paula Brown, Room: #125
Explore strategies to increase critical thinking in the classroom using whiteboard apps.

Apps Needed: Doodle Buddy, Educreations, ShowMe, Presentation Link

Digital Tools for the ELAR Classroom (PK-3, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Janet Corder/Joan Gore, Room: Theater
Where do you find great digital resources for the English-Language Arts classroom? Who should you follow on Twitter and what blogs should you read to develop a robust PLN? This session will introduce you to awesome websites, apps and educators that will enhance your digital classroom.

ClassTools.net: 3 Tools for the Classroom (Elementary, Skill: Intro, Macbook)
Presenter: Sean Douglas, Room: #116
Experience and create tools that you can use in your classroom to engage learners from the website Classtools.net or just to help your class run smoothly.
Presentation Link
 

Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad) - DOUBLE SESSION
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Room: #119
How will you use graphic novels & comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular & project-based needs? This two-part session will blend visible thinking strategies and augmented additives to redefine how you use comic creation apps in your classroom while showcasing multiple student-created examples. The second half of the workshop will provide time to Explore, Create, Share, and get your Comic Groove on!

Apps Needed, Presentation Link

Communication + Collaboration = Winning Combination (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Jessica Johnston, Room: Library
How do you keep your students on task and productive during PBL units?  Communication and collaboration, of course!  You will leave this session with resources and strategies for forming student groups, facilitating teamwork and keeping your PBL unit in the winner’s circle.

Presentation Link

Class Dojo: Classroom Management made Easy (PK-12, Skill: All, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Amy Mayer, Room: #105
Sometimes the hardest thing is to get your classroom management under control. This session will you give you some great tools and tips for digital classroom management, including Class Dojo, and some other great tools! Learn how to use them with your class tomorrow!

App Needed: Class Dojo, Presentation Link

Blendspace (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook, Repeated June 3 - Session 5)
Presenter: Jesse McLain, Room: #108
Blendspace is a website that will let you organize all of your resources for a unit in one place that is accessible to students. You can even assess and track your students with Blendspace. Be sure to bring some content to use to create your own Blendspace page.

Presentation Link

Coding to Learn (PK-3, Skill: All, ?)
Presenter: Juan Orozco, Room: #120
In this presentation, we will use ScratchJR to explore how you can create learning experiences that stretch students' computational thinking. ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves -- then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life. We seek to inspire students to look past technology as entertainment and see technology as a means to computational thinking and amplify student leaning in elementary schools.
YouTube+Google Drive: Using Video for Teaching (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad & Macbook, Repeated June 4 - Session 2)
Presenter: Jessica Powell, Room: #106

Want to deliver flipped content but YouTube is blocked for students? Use the tools already available in YouTube to create a customized learning experience for students and deliver to your students via Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

Presentation Link

Science Nspired (9-12, Science, Skill: Intro, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Oscar Ray, Room: #107
Join me to learn how to use the TI Nspire calculators we have along with the various vernier probes for labs and student activities. I will show you were to find activities, how to load them onto the Nspires and give lab examples for biology, chemistry, physics and IPC.

Engage with Animoto (PK-12, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Laura Sprinkle, Room: #123
Animoto makes it simple to create vibrant presentations using video clips, images, music and text.  Animoto can be used across all content and grade levels to share a message, teach a concept, and/or build on prior knowledge.  Discover how to incorporate Animoto for your 21st century learners! 

Presentation Link
 
JUNE 3 - SESSION 2 - 9:40-10:40

Class Dojo (PK-12, Skill: Intro, Macbook, Repeated June 4 - Session 3)
Presenter: Gretchen Bloebaum, Room: #117
Class Dojo is a web-based classroom management program that is very useful in reinforcing positive behavior and citizenship in the classroom. It also contains tools to communicate with parents. 

Critical Thinking Apptivities (9-12, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Paula Brown, Room: #125
Explore strategies to increase critical thinking in the classroom using whiteboard apps.

Apps Needed: Doodle Buddy, Educreations, ShowMe, Presentation Link

1:1 Elementary Activities That Work (Elementary, Skill: All, iPad & Macbook) - DOUBLE SESSION
Presenters: Janet Corder/Joan Gore, Room: Theater
Your school has adopted a 1:1 program, so what meaningful activities can students engage in? Participate in hands-on, engaging activities that can be modified for multiple subjects and grade levels using most any device that can access the Internet.

Presentation Link

Social Studies' Apps (PK-3, Skill: Intro, iPad)
Presenter: Sean Douglas, Room: #116
Explore some fun and useful apps that will help make Social Studies STICK with the kiddos - everything from personalizing Prominent Persons to frontloading content. Find out what apps can do for you in the classroom, even with only a few iPads.

Presentation Link

Get the Grades - Formative Assessments in PBL (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Jessica Johnston, Room: Library
It can sometimes be confusing to figure out how to “get the grades” during a PBL unit.  Come see some fresh ways for gathering feedback, assessing progress and assigning grades during the PBL process.  You will leave this session with a toolkit of creative ways to evaluate and assess your students throughout the entire course of the unit.

Presentation Link

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, Macbook)
Presenter: Amy Mayer, Room: #105
Want new and exciting ways to get your kids engaged in lessons? Web 2.0 tools are the way to go! From random name generators to newer presentation tools like Nearpod (with embedded YouTube), this session will bring great instruments to utilize in your classroom and help make your life easier!  

Presentation Link

iMovie on the iPad (3-8, Skill: All, iPad) - DOUBLE SESSION
Presenter: Juan Orozco, Room: #120
A Mobile Movie Studio: Create Classroom Videos with the iPad. The iPad has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process--writing,recording, editing, and distributing--is possible on the iPad. A video is created three times: when you write it, when you shoot it, and when you edit it. There are several formats that can be used to write a script for the classroom: a google doc, a dedicated app (ex: Storyboards), a google form, or a production organization document. Whichever format is used, emphasis should be placed on how it will be used in the classroom, and what the goal of the video is. Come and explore this learning tool with us!

App needed:  iMovie

Let Me Explain! Using iPad apps to develop critical thinking in math (4-8, Math, Skill: Intro, iPad)
Presenter: Jessica Powell, Room: #106
Learn to use iPad apps that allow students to solve and explain their solutions to multiple step math problems. Engage them by letting your students prove they understand complex topics through screen recording applications.

Apps Needed: Explain Everything, ScreenChomp, ShowMe, Doceri, Educreations, Presentation Link

Powerful Presentations with Keynote (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad, Repeated June 4-Session 5)
Presenter: Oscar Ray, Room: #107
This session will cover how to use keynote to its fullest capability. Transitions, soundtracks, themes and more! I will have lesson plan ideas and new ways to use Keynote in your classroom.

App needed:  Keynote

Creative Writing with Storybird (PK-12, ELAR, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Laura Sprinkle, Room: #123
Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds! This FREE tool uses images from artists all over the world to inspire writers of any age to create fresh and original stories!  Set up classrooms and let students create and publish original work in your online classroom library!

 
JUNE 3 - SESSION 3 - 10:50-11:50

Critical Thinking Apptivities (PK-3, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Paula Brown, Room: #125
Explore strategies to increase critical thinking in the classroom using whiteboard apps.

Apps Needed: Doodle Buddy, Educreations, ShowMe, Presentation Link

Saving My Stuff: Dropbox and Drive (PK-12, Skill: Intro, Macbook & iPad, Repeated June 4-Session 4)
Presenter: Sean Douglas, Room: #116
Flash drives? We don’t need no stinkin’ flash drives! Use the free tools Dropbox and Google Drive, on your iPad, mac, Phone, and home computer to never lose, misplace, or forget a file again.

Presentation Link

How-To Videos for Students (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook & iPad)
Presenter: Sharon Janca, Room: #108
You don't have to completely flip your classroom to use videos as a learning tool. By creating 'how to' videos (on PC, Mac or iPad) and posting on ebackpack, students can watch and re-watch videos instead of asking the same questions over and over. Frees up your time and teaches the students to help themselves! Screencast-o-matic (PC or Mac).

App Needed:  Doceri

Cooking Up Critical Thinking Skills (4-8, Skill: Intro, iPad)
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Room: #119
How can we use modern technologies to foster prediction, evaluation, and metacognition? Pedagogy and Perspective will definitely be front and center on the menu while we discuss cooking up a new recipe for critical thinking served up with a ready-to-use toolkit of apps, resources, and examples.

Apps Needed, Presentation Link

Get the Grades - Formative Assessments in PBL (Elementary, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Jessica Johnston, Room: Library
It can sometimes be confusing to figure out how to “get the grades” during a PBL unit.  Come see some fresh ways for gathering feedback, assessing progress and assigning grades during the PBL process.  You will leave this session with a toolkit of creative ways to evaluate and assess your students throughout the entire course of the unit.

Presentation Link

Pinteresting Ideas for Education (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad, Repeated June 4-Session 2)
Presenter: Amy Mayer, Room: #105
The infinite crafting board, is now going to help you craft a better classroom! Tons of educators alike use Pinterest to find great ideas and share them with others. Pin people, topics, or ideas to get the latest and greatest ideas for education. Learn to organize your boards so that they work for you. Don’t be a "pin and forget teacher", be a "pin and try it teacher"! 

App Needed: Pinterest, Presentation Link

Weebly - Create Your Classroom Website! (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook, Repeated June 4-Session 5)
Presenters: Breanne Medina/Teonna Hodge, Room: #112
How-to session for creating an effective classroom website. We each use weebly to build and publish classroom websites that are used regularly in the classroom. Learn how to incorporate classroom websites into everyday lessons, classroom management, student enrichment opportunities, and parent communication. Teachers will leave the session with a website that is ready-to-use!

Read with Me: iPad tools for young readers (PK-3, ELAR, Skill: Intro, iPad, Repeated June 4-Sessions 3 and 4)
Presenter: Jessica Powell, Room: #106
Engage your young readers and build literacy skills with iPad apps.

Apps Needed: See.Touch.Learn, Scribble my Story, Sentence Builder, Educreations, Presentation Link

Google Docs and Lesson Plan Ideas (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Oscar Ray, Room: #107
This fast paced session will give you a brief overview of google docs on the iPad and then lesson plan ideas for using these collaboration tools in your classroom.

App Needed: Docs, Sheets,

Canva - Making Graphic Design (PK-12, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Laura Sprinkle, Room: #123

Learn how to use Canva as a formative and authentic assessment!  Canva makes graphic design a snap and allows teachers and students to create dynamic flyers, presentations, banners, and infographics for FREE!  This session will showcase several projects and lesson plan ideas for integrating Canva into your classroom! 
 
JUNE 3 - SESSION 4 - 1:15-2:15

Critical Thinking with Robotics (Secondary, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Paula Brown, Room: #125
Explore engaging stem activities using the Sphero robots.

Apps Needed: Sphero Macrolab, orbBasic for Sphero, Sphero, Sphero Draw 'N Drive Presentation Link

App-Smashing: Don't Just Stop with One App!  (PK-12, Skill: All, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Janet Corder, Room: #127
Why limit your students to just one app?  Let their creativity explode by combining multiple apps to create a project or activity.  We will explore apps that encourage the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing.  By combining these apps, your students can produce products that can then be published and shared. You’ll be amazed at what App-Smashing can do for your classroom!

Presentation Link

Scaffold with Apps (PK-2, Skill: Intro, iPad)
Presenter:  Sean Douglas, Room: #116
Using just a few apps and centers or stations, you can build early literacy and number sense skills, or scaffold struggling students.

Presentation Link

Digital Tools for the Science Classroom (PK-3, Skill: All, iPad)
Presenter: Joan Gore, Room: Theater
Where do you find great digital resources for the Science classroom?  Who should you follow on Twitter and what blogs should you read to develop a robust PLN?  This session will introduce you to awesome websites, apps and educators that will enhance your digital classroom.

Cooking Up Augmented Digital Storytelling (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, iPad)-DOUBLE SESSION
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Room: #119
How do we harness the educational power of augmented reality and virtual worlds? Now that these tools are more prevalent and accessible, can they be utilized as a vital ingredient in the classroom to concoct digital storytelling and descriptive writing. This 2 hour workshop will be a crash course into purposeful integration of these uncharted realities...

Apps Needed, Presentation Link

Power PBL with the Perfect Driving Question (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Jessica Johnston, Room: Library
The power behind a good PBL unit is a well crafted driving question, but this can be the hardest part of the PBL process.  This session will give you strategies, tips and even opportunities to collaborate on crafting effective driving questions.  Come learn how to put the power in your PBL unit to drive student interest and keep your project on track.

Presentation Link

Getting Started with Google Tools Inc Google Drive for Backup! (PK-12, Skill: Intermediate, Macbook, Repeated June 4-Session 4-5) - DOUBLE SESSION
Presenter: Amy Mayer, Room: #105
Learn how to back up your most important files (and ALL your pictures) free with your Cuero ISD Google account.  Macbook necessary, install Google Chrome in advance.

Apps Needed: Google Drive, Docs, Presentation Link

Visible Thinking: iPad Tools for Quality Questioning and Formative Asssessment (3-8, Skill: All, ?)
Presenter: Juan Orozco, Room: #120
Are you looking for a quick and innovative way to check for student understanding? Participants will learn ways to create interactive polls while including unique visuals and themes related to their content. Participants will learn web based methods for different ways of assessing student work and engagement. Participants will learn quick and easy ways to receive feedback and evaluate student knowledge/ engagement. Technology tools (TodaysMeet, Popplet, Socrative, and
Kahoot ) will offer strategic support and act as a springboard to help participants make student thinking and learning visible in their classrooms.

Flipping OUT without Flipping Out: A Newbie's Guide to Flipped Learning (PK-12, Skill: Intro, iPad & Macbook)-DOUBLE SESSION
Presenter: Jessica Powell, Room: #106
Not sure what it means to "Flip" your classroom? Afraid it will be a FLOP instead? Come find out what it means and how to get started flipping the learning in your classroom.

Presentation Link

iMovie Video Lessons (PK-12, Skill: Intro, Macbook & iPad, Repeated June 3-Session 5)
Presenter: Oscar Ray, Room: #107
Come learn how to use iMovie in conjunction with a teacher script to have students create movies demonstrating their mastery of the TEKS. I will give an overview of how iMovie works followed by lesson ideas.

App Needed: iMovie

Game-On! Using PowerPoint Games in the Classroom (PK-12, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Laura Sprinkle, Room: #123
In this session we will try out 4 different PowerPoint templates: Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Password, and Vocabulary Walk.  Participants will have a chance to create games relevant to their content and curriculum.

 
JUNE 3 - SESSION 5 - 2:25-3:25

Critical Thinking with Robotics (Elementary, Skill: Intro, iPad)
Presenter: Paula Brown, Room: #125
Explore engaging activities using Bee-bots and the Bee-bots app.  Discover lesson ideas for number/letter recognition, counting, shapes, patterns, time, measurement, and vocabulary, plus other activities for science, social studies and math.

App Needed: Bee-Bot,  Presentation Link

These are a Few of Our Favorite Apps (PK-12, Skill: All, iPad, Repeated June 4-Session 3)
Presenters: Janet Corder/Joan Gore,  Room: Theater
There are so many apps available and new ones are being introduced every day, so how do you know which ones to download? Joan and Janet will show you our favorites and where we find app reviews, sales and giveaways!

Presentation Link

My iPad and Accessories (PK-12, Skill: All, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Sean Douglas, Room: #116
So, you've got an iPad with all these cool features? But what good are they if they are totally unfamiliar? Come experience an iPad document camera, Air Dropping files, Airplaying to speakers and video, iCloud drive, and more.  Did you know you can connect your iPad to your Mac and make a video? Come see how.
Presentation Link

Power PBL with the Perfect Driving Question (Elementary, Skill: All, Macbook)
Presenter: Jessica Johnston, Room: Library
The power behind a good PBL unit is a well crafted driving question, but this can be the hardest part of the PBL process.  This session will give you strategies, tips and even opportunities to collaborate on crafting effective driving questions.  Come learn how to put the power in your PBL unit to drive student interest and keep your project on track.

Presentation Link

Blendspace (Secondary, Skill: All, Macbook, Repeated June 3-Session 1)
Presenter: Jesse McLain, Room: #108
Blendspace is a website that will let you organize all of your resources for a unit in one place that is accessible to students. You can even assess and track your students with Blendspace. Be sure to bring some content to use to create your own Blendspace page.

Presentation Link

Creating books on the iPad (3-12, Skill: Intro, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Juan Orozco, Room: #120
Students as authors: Create and share iBooks with Book Creator.  In this presentation learn how collaborative teams of learners can create content, collaborate, build and share iBooks by learning to use Book Creator. Learn to design iBooks, apply styles, formatting, glossary, and embed multimedia, interactive resources, and export as an iBook using Book Creator. Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: understand the difference between the iBook, ePub, and other file formats, import text, images, video and audio files into a iBooks Author document, and identify strategies for differentiating learning through Book Creator.

App Needed:  Book Creator

iMovie Video Lessons (PK-12, Skill: Intro, iPad & Macbook, Repeated June 3-Session 4)
Presenter: Oscar Ray, Room: #107
Come learn how to use iMovie in conjunction with a teacher script to have students create movies demonstrating their mastery of the TEKS. I will give an overview of how iMovie works followed by lesson ideas.

App Needed:  iMovie

Collaboration in the Classroom (PK-12, Skill: All, iPad & Macbook)
Presenter: Laura Sprinkle, Room: #123
Are you tired of the same students raising their hands when you ask a question?  We will discuss several different tools that can be used for collaboration in your classroom including Poll Everywhere, Padlet, Stoodle, and Google Drive.

App Needed: Google Drive

Focus, People!!!  (4-8, Skill: Intro, Macbook & iPad, Repeated June 4-Session 5)
Presenter: Lisa Wright, Room: #117
Everyday, I begin my lesson with a short high-interest video, cartoon, or song.  I love to utilize BrainPop! and YouTube!  Karaoke in Science?!?!  You bet!