Secondary LA/SS

"I teach language arts or social studies. I'm looking for new ways to efficiently share resources with students."

Suggested Sessions: 

Google Docs in the Classroom - Katherine Sasser, Rock Bridge High - Learn how to use Google Docs in the classroom. Integrate your device by building a daily course schedule, creating folders & digital files, sharing web links, and using entrance/exit slips all from one easily accessible source! Students won't have to wait on you for directions and instead can go directly to their homescreen on their device to initiate work for the day. Students can even submit work via Google Docs. Hooray! Come check out the possibilities!

Utilizing Blackboard - Tim Trodgon, Instructional Technology - Come learn how to use Blackboard to manage your courses, conduct online discussions, and communicate with parents. All behind a password protected space. It's easy to get started using Blackboard.

iBooks: A New World of Interactive, Multitouch Digital Content - Barry Sevett, Apple Inc. - iBooks are beautiful multitouch books and learning resources for iPads and Macs. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. In this session we’ll explore iBooks developed by major textbook publishers, other education content providers, educators and students.

LMS Integration (Tools/Techniques for Blended and Online Courses) - Jeff Cochran and Patrick Sasser, CACCLearn instructional strategies and time saving techniques when implementing online components to your courses. See what features and options Blackboard offers as well as other online tools.

Classroom Management 101 for the Technology-Infused Classroom - Anna Osborn and Misha Franks, Jefferson Middle - Feeling a little overwhelmed with behavior issues when you put technology in students hands? Worried students are more involved with their screens than their partners? Feel a general sense that managing tech integration is just too much? In this session, Anna and Misha will share management strategies that span a variety of topics including organizing and planning for successful tech integration to teaching students better listening and speaking skills to make tech use a richer experience for all.

Using Twitter to build your Personal Learning Network - Jayme Pingrey, Battle High Media Specialist - Interested in connecting with other teachers to share advice, resources, links, and other useful information? Have you considered how social media can be used to build your professional repertoire of teaching tools? Come to this session that focuses on how to use twitter to share and collect resources. 

Utilizing Evernote and StudyBlue in the Social Studies classroom - Jill Villasana and Amy Cummings, Battle High - Come see many ideas on how to distribute work to students and how to utilize student iPads for all content areas. We can talk about apps such as Evernote to disseminate content and activities and some fun apps that can make boring stuff fun! Arrive with the Evernote app downloaded and account created. 

What does the blog say? - Kristie Harms and Anne Borgmeyer, Battle HighDog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak. But there's one sound that no one knows, what does the blog say? In the twenty-first century, blogs have become a way for individuals to voice their ideas in a reflective and thoughtful way. In the high school classroom, blogs are an opportunity for students to participate in online learning communities and to contribute to a larger conversation. No matter the content area, the blog format encourages an enhanced quality of writing and a use of multimedia because students are writing for an audience and for publication. In this presentation, learn how to create a virtual, collaborative classroom with blogs and to encourage students' higher-order thinking skills through reflective public writing. 

Flipped, Tipped or Tilted? Chalk it up to Blackboard - Pam Close and Rachel Tinsley, Hickman HighNot ready for a fully flipped classroom? Use the myriad of tools on the Blackboard learning platform to make curricular resources available to students, while gathering formative feedback of student learning. This session is in the style of an EduCamp, and peer-to-peer sharing within the session is encouraged. We will share our experience and projects using Blackboard in General and AP classrooms, and hope to learn from you as well. Bring ideas to share and explore new avenues of online student collaboration and assessment with your colleagues.

Learning Management Systems 101: An Entry-Level Look at Edmodo and - Michael Collins, Battle HighThis session is intended to introduce teachers to Edmodo and, Learning Management Systems through which you can organize, communicate, and pass electronic material to your class (and more!). Think of them like class websites v2.0. Please download the following Apps: Edmodo, MyHomework,, Educreations, GoogleDrive