Below are the sessions for the 2017 SPARCC Technology Conference, grouped by time slot. Details for each session are listed along with a link to a session resource document which the presenters may use to provide additional links, resources, and materials related to their session.

To see a quick list of all sessions in a grid, view our Session Schedule At A Glance.



8:30 AM - Session Slot #1


Creating and Editing Videos on a Chromebook

Whether you teach a specific grade or subject, you’ll learn to help students create, collaborate & build capacity with video creation/editing on a Chromebook. Receive a handout of resources.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Eric Siler

Organization: ideastream
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Resource-O-Rama

So Many Resources! No matter what subject or grade you teach there will be plenty for you and your students.

Room: M101

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed, Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


From Code to Commerce - App Building with Students

Eric and his teacher Mr. A have coded a web app from the ground up. Not only will they share their invention, they'll also walk through all the resources they used to build and secure it.

Room: B100

Presenter: Daniel Adiletta and Eric Ulchaker

Organization: Gilmour Academy
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Automating your library with Google

Automate features of your school library: scheduling computer labs, attendance, teacher collaboration requests, study hall sign-ups, new resources polls, digital signage, and book requests.

Room: B102

Presenter: Andrew Robitaille

Organization: Jackson Local School District
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


It's Not You; It's Me: Disrupting Implicit Association in the Classroom with Technology

Create safe, equitable learning environments in which leaders & learners are empowered to disrupt implicit biases. This session includes free classroom-ready activities & digital tools.

Room: B106

Presenter: Danielle Filas

Organization: Village Academy Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Google Tour Builder - Global Learning Made Simple

Combining Google Earth, Google Drive, YouTube, and Photos, users can create an interactive experience to share information. Take your students beyond your classroom walls with TourBuilder!

Room: B109

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Creating Book Trailers with Adobe Spark

Book Trailers are easy to make, encourage writing and critical thinking and get students excited about books! Adobe Spark is a free tool and easy enough for even elementary students to use.

Room: B110

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Get to Know Some Mathtacular Technology Tools

Come get to know Desmos and Equatio to make teaching and learning math easier and more fun for all ages.

Room: B111

Presenter: Amy Roediger

Organization: Mentor Public Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Physics, Engineering, and Just Plain Fun with Sphero

During this session, we will explore how students go #BeyondCode and work with Sphero cross curricular. After an intro, participants will dive into using the robot and developing ideas!

Room: B113

Presenter: Leah LaCrosse

Organization: Huron City Schools
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Chrome for Kinders

Would you like to use Google Tools, but have students in Kindergarten or First Grade? This session will focus on using a multitude of Google Tools to digitize the K-1 classroom.

Room: B114

Presenter: Megan Brannon

Organization: Garaway Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


"l Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts" (Snapchat for Educators)

WTH are Snapcodes, Geofilters and Bitmojis?  Snapchat is a must for communicating w/teens.  Come to class with the Snapchat app and your account activated on your phone. http://goo.gl/xpPU7D

Room: G107

Presenter: Robin Welch

Organization: Minerva Local
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Autocrat Your Way to Individualized Instruction

Have you ever wondered how to personalize instruction based on what students need? Learn how to leverage Forms and Autocrat to personalize instruction for your students.

Room: G108

Presenter: Scott Kinkoph

Organization: Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Assess. Adapt. Achieve.

Many students struggle when the tests have technology-enhanced items that students don’t have much experience with. Edgenuity is proud to introduce UpSmart, a supplemental test readiness program designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery in math and English language arts.

Room: G109

Presenter: Tonya Samuels

Organization: Edgenuity
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Integrating Google Drawing Into Your Classroom

I have been using google drawing for several years in my life science classroom. This session will give you a multitude of examples and templates that can be used for every subject and level

Room: G111

Presenter: Susan Jones

Organization: Ottoville
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document




9:45 AM - Session Slot #2


Flipping Google Slides

Using Google Slides only as a PowerPoint substitute? You’re missing out! Learn how to go beyond the slideshow with student activities for any content area.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Eric Curts (for Alyse Consiglio)

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Tech Tools to Prep for Online Testing

An overview of online resources to help prepare your students for online AIR testing, including hands on practice with highlighting, providing textual evidence and other skills.

Room: M101

Presenter: Kris Baker

Organization: Field Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


There's No Such Thing as a Free App

Free apps & web services are a must-have in our personal & professional lives, but is there anything to worry about? Let's review & discuss privacy terms of these services & our responsibility to protect students when using them.

Room: B100

Presenter: Rebecca Furlong

Organization: Wooster City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


¿Qué Pasa Calabaza? Interpreting the use of digital applications in the "Specials"

A quick-paced hands-on session highlighting the practical uses of 1:1 in World Language, PE, Art & Music.  Tried & true apps and multimedia platforms that you can implement mañana.

Room: B102

Presenter: Kristen Niedzwiecki

Organization: Chardon Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Coding and Lego WeDo 2.0 for elementary students

Beginning stages of coding in a primary classroom,  introduction of apps, and BeeBot will be utilized.  We will use Lego WeDo 2.0 to introduce robotics and coding for primary students.

Room: B106

Presenter: Erin Mengeu and Tina Forchione

Organization: Lake Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Schoology Basics - Getting Started

This is a Schoology 101 course where you will create a Schoology account and learn the basics of course creation, assignment types, question types, and basic gradebook functions.

Room: B109

Presenter: Beth Kasler

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Paperless Literature Circles

Attendees will be introduced to the online forms used for paperless literature circles: schedules, grading timelines, student journal forms, job record forms, and educator tracking forms.

Room: B110

Presenter: Cheryl Bledsoe and Ashli Breit

Organization: Lake Local
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


NewsDepth - Digital Literacy, Digital Media, and You

Expand your classroom with NewsDepth! Develop digital literacy skills, expand 21st Century Learning, make relevant curricular connections, & prepare students for College & Career Readiness.

Room: B111

Presenter: Christopher Crawford

Organization: WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Making Mastery Learning Possible Through Technology

This session offers practical tips on the creation, implementation, and management of mastery grids and the systematic use of edtech tools to increase student achievement and engagement.

Room: B114

Presenter: Tiffany Ott

Organization: Cleveland Heights University Heights school district
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Technology in Math...What?!?!

Technology+Math=Amazing! Discover the different ways technology can be used in math classes. We'll explore add-ons and extensions, google apps math activities, and online graphing websites.

Room: G107

Presenter: Connie Fasig

Organization: Constellation Community Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual Reality is transforming education to engage learners like never before.  Join Steve Haman (ByteSpeed) and professional PD trainer Mark Suter, (Ohio), as they walk you through how to bring your classroom to the cutting edge of 21st century learning.

Room: G109

Presenter: Mark Suter

Organization: ByteSpeed
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Creating Student Ownership of Assignments with Google HyperDocs

This session will explore the power of hyperdocs assignments that take students on extended in depth learning experiences of your content standards.

Room: G111

Presenter: Garth Holman

Organization: Beachwood City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document




11:00 AM - Session Slot #3


Less memorizing and more learning for Vocabulary Activities

Increasing vocabulary improves reading & writing skills! Learn basic tech tools to create easy learning activities & stations for vocab acquisition. Plan now for go-to lessons all year!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Susan Martin

Organization: Constellation Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Breakout - A Platform for Immersive Learning Games

Breakouts are learning games that teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and grit by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Room: M101

Presenter: David Clark and Mary Snellgrove

Organization: Butler County Educational Service Center
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


MIT App Creation in Middle School

STEAM, 21st Century, Computer Science, Community Projects, Oh My!  This session will show you how MiT App creation can apply to all. Bring Android devices & laptops for more fun interaction.

Room: B100

Presenter: Amanda Gillespie

Organization: STEAMM Academy @ Hartford Middle School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


DIY/Maker Radio in the Classroom

Amateur Radio Operators or Hams originally tinkerers, today’s Makers. Electronics & Radio to SPARK your MakerSpaces + lessons for all curriculum areas. Show & tell plus project to take home.

Room: B102

Presenter: Anthony Luscre

Organization: ZT Learn
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Making the Future Now: 3D Printing in Education

Educators will be  introduced to 3D printing and how it can be utilized in different classes. Presentation will cover a variety of 3D printing basics and some ideas to get started.

Room: B106

Presenter: Brian Wetzel

Organization: Centerburg High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Effective School Communication - Simple Google Sheets and Easy Recording with YouTube Live

It's so tough to follow a daily routine let alone teach! By utilizing the Google tools of Sheets and YouTube Live attendees will learn to collaborate effectively with colleagues and friends!

Room: B109

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Google Forms in the Elementary Classroom

Find out about Google Forms in the elementary world. Ideas range from self-grading student assessment to students' "I wish my teacher knew..." journals, data collection/analysis, and more!

Room: B110

Presenter: Katie Wells

Organization: Perry Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


ISearch for quality content

Go beyond Google.  Learn to use ISearch in your teaching to find high-quality, FREE content. Learn to search and share resources in Google Classroom & Schoology. All content areas.

Room: B111

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schcools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Early Computer Coding with PBS Kids Scratch Jr.

Explore coding skills for children ages 5-8 using the PBS Kids Scratch Jr. app. Colorful programming blocks and beloved characters combine together to tell stories in a digital environment.

Room: B113

Presenter: Christopher Crawford

Organization: WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Creating a Digital book club in Google Classroom - pros and cons

Go digital; discover the backstories of your favorite characters at Hogwarts.   No matter where you are, at the office, at home, or the cupboard under the stairs, you can join in the fun!

Room: B114

Presenter: Linda Tedesco

Organization: Akron Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Literacy Activities with Google Docs

Explore engaging hands-on literacy activities including Docs "Black Out", "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories, Word Count summarization skills, and Emojis for reading and writing.

Room: G107

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Key Ingredients to Blended and Personalized Learning

Learn about the key ingredients to implementing blended learning through this hands-on workshop.  Walk way with a cookbook of ideas on how to start to mix up your own blended recipe.

Room: G108

Presenter: Marcia Kish

Organization: DSD Professional Development
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


The Dynamic Duo: EquatIO and Read&Write

Read&Write for Google is a literacy extension with tools like text-to-speech and highlighters. EquatIO makes it quick and easy to create equations, graphs, stats displays and math quizzes in Google Docs, Sheets, or Forms. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices as they will learn how to install the free versions of both tools.

Room: G109

Presenter: Jon McPeters

Organization: texthelp
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


1 to 1 - the Good and the Bad

We will be taking a look at both sides of 1:1 chromebooks in 4-12 environment. Tips and tricks to help both starting 1:1 districts as well as current 1:1 districts.

Room: G111

Presenter: Heidi Varansky

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document




12:15 PM - Session Slot #4


Google FORMative Assessments

This session will be a hands-on experimentation using Google Forms for various ways to assess students. We will walk-thru, build, protect, and learn to share our forms with others.

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Richard Smith

Organization: Ss. Robert & William Catholic School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs

Make feedback more personal and useful with tools to leave text comments, voice recordings, video recordings, and handwritten feedback on your students' Google Docs.

Room: M101

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


How and Why to Start a Robotics Club

This session will describe a robotics club that has grown from 12 students and 2 robots, to 80 students in grades 4-12 and 18 robots, in just 4 years, and with very little school funding.

Room: B100

Presenter: Kevin Landis

Organization: Brookside High School
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Twitter 101

Participants will learn how to establish a Twitter account, send/reply to tweets,  participate in a Twitter chat, and more.

Room: B106

Presenter: Melissa Eddington

Organization: Dublin City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Beautiful Data with Google Sheets

Join this session to learn how to filter, sort, and validate data, change upper and lower cases, combine and break data apart, and automate it all!

Room: B109

Presenter: Andreas Johansson

Organization: Streetsboro City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Diving Deeper with GClassroom - Beyond Basics

Learn how you can see who has or hasn’t completed the work, & provide direct feedback. Embed videos, GForms, & integrate resources. Schedule assignment & adjust due dates.

Room: B110

Presenter: Amy Statler

Organization: Cleveland Heights-University Heights
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Taking the sting out of Digital Research - Organization, Annotation, and Collaboration

Digital research doesn’t have to hurt. See how Diigo can help take the sting out of the digital research process for teachers and students.

Room: B111

Presenter: Beth Kasler

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Using Schoology for OTES

Come learn about Schoology, while connecting it's features to OTES. Don't use Schoology? No problem, this will give you a chance to connect the features of your LMS to OTES.

Room: B114

Presenter: Alicia Nussbaum and Susan Jones

Organization: Ottoville Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Blending Technology in a K-12 classroom with Tons of Free Web Resources

The presentation is designed to incorporate diverse forms of teaching methods allowing for differentiation at all levels. Many lessons will be accompanied with videos for home instruction.

Room: G107

Presenter: Dan Hoffman

Organization:
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Put your Simple Machines knowledge to work to better learn STEM using LEGO®

Through building, designing, and testing solutions, come experience how this LEGO Education solution encourages students to work as scientists and engineers, all while honing design technology and math skills. An excellent pre-robotics program.

Room: G109

Presenter: Ivery Toussant Jr

Organization: LEGO Education
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


What is Khan Academy and How Can I Use it in My Classroom?

The objective for this session is to equip educators to use Khan Academy effectively with students by providing an overview of the learning resources that Khan Academy provides for free.

Room: G111

Presenter: Scott Sommer

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document




1:30 PM - Session Slot #5


Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Learn about hidden Google gems such as nGram, Trends, Web Fonts, AutoDraw, Tour Builder, SpellUp, Toontastic, Smarty Pins, Interland, Instant Search Cards, Landlines, Earth Timelapse & more!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Eric Curts

Organization: SPARCC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Support Literacy Ohio's Learning Standards with Achieve the Core Online

Teachers who are looking for up-dated, aligned lesson plans, vocabulary assistance, and sample writing prompts in all subject areas, this session is the one! Everything is copyright free.

Room: M101

Presenter: Joanne Krajeck

Organization: SST 9
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Using World Book Online to support student learning

Learn to use World Book Online to bring quality content into your classroom on demand. Explore the tools World Book provides that support differentiation.

Room: B100

Presenter: Amy Keister

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Learning Unbound - Teaching with Vernier

Participants will be introduced and experience Vernier data collection technology available for classroom use through the Stark County ESC's Science And Math on the Move (SAMM) program.  

Room: B102

Presenter: Dale Gallucci

Organization: Stark County ESC
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Keeping it Suite

Keep helps create, collaborate, and access information using notes & lists. The session gives an overview of the apps features including reminders, voice memos, collections, and drawings.

Room: B106

Presenter: David Clark and Mary Snellgrove

Organization: Butler County Educational Service Center
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Collaboration Connection! - 3 Amazing Tools to Collaborate Effectively

Put the focus back on what’s really important! Using Google Team Drive, Google Keep, and new Google Sites, attendees will walk away with an organized life and a new look on collaboration.

Room: B109

Presenter: Matthew Mays

Organization: Perry Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Google Forms - Beyond Collecting Data

The session will introduce the logic behind branching forms that facilitates classroom differentiation, use prefilled links to interact and respond to data and focus on Forms Add-on's.

Room: B110

Presenter: Ryan Hale

Organization: Akron Public Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), High School (9-12), Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


3D design, VR, and Coding in one App! Why yes!

CoSpaces is a free app for unique student-created content. Get the basics so you have the confidence to share this platform with your students. Brainstorm uses for CoSpaces in your lessons.

Room: B111

Presenter: Susan Martin

Organization: Constellation Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Good Cop vs Bad Cop - Navigating the Security Battle between User Wants and Tech Permissions

Does your district have a plan that protects student data? Are parents aware? Teachers? Students? Join two ed. tech nerds in finding a balance between legality & student engagement.

Room: B113

Presenter: Amy Hudson Estepp and Toby Salyers

Organization: Franklin City Schools, Eaton Community Schools
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Seeing the Whole Picture

The Street View & Cardboard Camera Apps are tools for capturing 360° photos to create a virtual tour of your school or regional landmarks.  Come prepared: this is a hands on session.

Room: B114

Presenter: Rebecca Rosecrans

Organization: TCCSA
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Beginning a New Blend

This interactive presentation will offer flips, tips, and strategies to infuse your current lessons with technology.

Room: G107

Presenter: Casey Clark

Organization: North Canton City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


"Make"-ing it Possible K-5

Keep hearing about Makerspaces but not exactly sure what one is?  This session is designed for K-5 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and ways to get started.

Room: G108

Presenter: Laurie Green

Organization: Western Reserve Public Media
Length: 90 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Place Students on the Exact Path to Individualized Learning

Exact Path is Edmentum's adaptive learning solution for standards based instruction in Reading, Language Arts, and Math and can provide a personalized pathway based upon your NWEA MAP data.

Room: G109

Presenter: Chad Sabo

Organization: Edmentum
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Project Management with Google Tools

Use Google tools to discover project management strategies to save valuable time, allow for greater collaboration, increase creative solutions, and assist in effective decision making.

Room: G111

Presenter: Liala Zimmerman

Organization: Wayne County Schools Career Center
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document




2:45 PM - Session Slot #6


Technology SLAM

Come see a variety of awesome tech tools and tips in our Technology SLAM! Presenters have 3 minutes each to show off a fun, creative, and useful technology tool. You will be sure to take away some great new ideas!

Room: Silk Auditorium

Presenter: Multiple Presenters

Organization: Various
Length: 45 Minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Google and Goobrics

Ready to stop carrying papers home to grade? Learn how to use the add-on Goobric and Doctopus to attach those rubrics to your assignments.  Bring a device for a more engaging session.

Room: M101

Presenter: Barb Newton

Organization: Northwest Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


The Unplugged and Plugged In World of Beginner Coding

Coding is for everyone and can be taught by anyone. The basics involve problem solving and critical thinking skills. Learn what coding is, why it's important, and how you can incorporate it.

Room: B100

Presenter: Connie Fasig

Organization: Constellation Schools: Parma Community
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Primary (PreK-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Guidance can google too!

Take a look at some great workflows using Google and how the guidance department can use them to their advantage!

Room: B102

Presenter: Heidi Varansky

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Schoology Beyond the Basics - What's Next

You've created a Schoology account and mastered the basics, now what?  Learn about some intermediate and maybe even some advanced options.

Room: B106

Presenter: Beth Kasler

Organization: Louisville City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Kids Gotta Read, Kids Gotta Write

Come find ways to use readily available resources to engage students in assignments that will call for them to question the credibility of sources and to create dynamic pieces of writing.

Room: B109

Presenter: Ryan Novak

Organization: Kenston Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Higher Ed

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Google Sites as an Instructional Tool

Attendees will see Google Sites used for instructional purposes, and student projects completed using Sites.  They will practice using the tool to create a site of their own.

Room: B110

Presenter: Cheryl Bledsoe and Ashli Breit

Organization: Lake Local
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


FlipGrid - Connecting Students Through Video

Giving student opportunities to connect, share learning, & grow as communicators is what this session is truly about. Let's dive into the why & how of implementing video software, FlipGrid!

Room: B111

Presenter: Leah LaCrosse

Organization: Huron City Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tech Level: Novice - introduction / basics

Session Resources: Resource Document


Have your Forms Collect and Organize Themselves - Streamline your Workflow Using Google

This session is a technical demonstration of how to use Google Forms to automate your workflow. Learn how to automatically send email and add events to a calendar based on user responses.

Room: G107

Presenter: Scott Sommer

Organization: Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document


Seeing the Future - Using VR and AR in your Class!

Bring VR into your Class! We'll check out apps, resources, and try it out! Bring your smartphone check out Google Cardboard, also Microsoft Hololens to check out AR!

Room: G111

Presenter: David Ternent and Becky Stanek

Organization: Stow-Munroe Falls City School District
Length: 45 minute

Grade Levels: Not aligned with specific grade levels

Tech Level: Advanced - requires previous experience / knowledge with topic by attendee

Session Resources: Resource Document