Presentation Descriptions
 

ISTE

Anaheim, CA July 2020

Like-Minded Wackos: Google Innovator Challenges, Pivots, and Failures

#NYC19 Google Innovators share the application process, the interminable wait for the announcement, the jubilation of acceptance leading to the despair of “impostor syndrome”. Presenters will share experiences and answer questions. Learn how a challenge is molded into a mission which leads into action. Presenters will share their graduation pitches.
 

On Air KS Summit

Online, June 2020

Google Drawings for Beginners

Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Attendees will learn the basics of using Drawings: tools, tips and tricks. In addition, a variety of ways to use Drawings in the classroom will be shared.

Link to Recording

 
 

MACE

Manhattan, KS March 2020

Stretch Your Practice & Become ISTE Certified (Snapshot)

Are you ready to take your teaching and learning to the next level? Learn how ISTE’s new Educator Certification challenges deeper learning of the ISTE Standards. You will hear multiple perspectives of how one organization has supported hundreds of educators through transformative change by offering this high-quality professional learning.

 

METC

St. Louis, MO February 2020

Coaching Teachers on the importance of the ISTE Standards

Let ISTE standards help design and create authentic learning experiences. In this session, we will share how we have utilized the ISTE standards in our district’s professional development. Participants will explore using the standards for their own classroom/district’s setting.

Google Drawings for Beginners

 

TEEN MashUp

January 2020

Google Drawings for Beginners

Experience BreakoutEDU
BreakoutEDU promises an experience like no other! Experience the immersive game experience you can use in your classroom (with or without the physical box and locks). Play a game, explore resources, and reflect on the classroom applications.

 

 

ISTE 2019 - Snapshot Presentation

Philadelphia, PA June 2019

Stretch Your Practice & Become ISTE Certified (Snapshot)

Are you ready to take your teaching and learning to the next level? Learn how ISTE’s new Educator Certification challenges deeper learning of the ISTE Standards. You will hear multiple perspectives of how one organization has supported hundreds of educators through transformative change by offering this high-quality professional learning.

​South I35 Kansas Summit Featuring Google for Education

Wellington, KS April 2019

Create Your Own Google Adventure

Create a "choose your own adventure" story using Google G-Suite Tools (Slides, Sites, Docs, and Forms). These stories, not only promote creativity, but they also are a great way to bring literacy and technology together. In addition, when you create a story about math, science, or social studies, you have a cross-curricular opportunity. Be sure to choose this adventure with Google tools.    

Google Drawings for Beginners

Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Attendees will learn the basics of using Drawings: tools, tips and tricks. In addition, a variety of ways to use Drawings in the classroom will be shared.

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

With just a few tricks you and your students can use Google Slides to make stop motion movies. Attendees will view some classroom examples for inspiration and then walk step-by-step through how to make their own stop motion movie. Attendees will be amazed at this inventive way to use Google Slides.    

Organize Your Digital Life

Do you need to do a little digital decluttering? In this session we will look at some tips with Chrome bookmarks, Google Drive, and more to provide some better organization and less digital disarray.
 

 

U-259 Tech Summit & GooglePalooza

Wichita, KS May 2018

Pick Up Your Computer & Let's Draw

Instead of picking up a pencil for your next drawing, pick up your computer! Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Grab your computer and join in the fun as we draw up some new inventive ideas for your classroom.

Google Classroom for Beginners

In this session, experience Google Classroom from both a student and teacher viewpoint. Learn about posting, collaborating, and quizzes. Explore the integration with Google Drive apps. Leave with a framework for using with classes next year.

 
 

MACE

Manhattan, KS April 2018

Pick Up Your Computer & Let's Draw

Instead of picking up a pencil for your next drawing, pick up your computer! Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Grab your computer and join in the fun as we draw up some new inventive ideas for your classroom.

South I35 Kansas Summit Featuring Google for Education

Wellington, KS January 2018

Pick Up Your Computer & Let's Draw

Instead of picking up a pencil for your next drawing, pick up your computer! Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Grab your computer and join in the fun as we draw up some new inventive ideas for your classroom.

Digital Breakouts - Powered By Google

Will you discover the clues and break the codes to get out on time? BreakoutEDU is an educator friendly version of the popular “Escape Rooms” -- and Digital Breakouts are the wallet friendly alternative! Discover the variety of free games available, game levels, clues and locks in a digital format. Participants will experience a digital breakout game for themselves, then discover the power of Google to build one.

 

Podstock 2017

Wichita, KS July 2017

Pick Up Your Computer & Let's Draw

Instead of picking up a pencil for your next drawing, pick up your computer! Google Drawings is an awesome and very underutilized tool for creating engaging, fun and free creations. Grab your computer and join in the fun as we draw up some new inventive ideas for your classroom.

 

Change Agents in the Classroom @ Friends University

Wichita, KS June 2017

#Twitter

Twitter is a powerful tool for professional connections, engaging communications, and learning. It also can be very intimidating and overwhelming to new users. This session is designed to help teachers overcome the intimidation of Twitter and discover the endless classroom resources available that support student achievement through engagement, instant feedback, and organization. Twitter can fill your teacher toolbox with new student activity/project ideas, connections for classroom collaboration, support strategies, and more.

Students Using Social Media to Learn/Demonstrate

Have you discovered the power of social media and want to leverage it with students? What tools are available to not only help students effectively use social media for classroom learning/projects, but also teach “netiquette”? In this session, we will explore fake social media tools that can be used for classroom projects and conversation starters for best practices with digital citizenship

Using QR Codes to Engage Students

In this session, you will discover how to create QR codes to use in your classroom. Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to YouTube, text, SMS, email, URLs, and more. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as scavenger hunts, checking answers, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and more. QR codes are a great way to integrate technology with a real world application.

Change Agents in the Classroom @ Friends University

Wichita, KS June 2017

Share Fair Nation --KS

Andover, KS February 2017

Activities and Strategies for the Innovative Classroom

Join us for an exciting and interactive session, power-packed with topics such as Personalized Learning, Research(Brain) Based Learning, PBL, Reflection, Mindfulness, Gamification, STEAM and more!!! Experience inspiration, exploration, motivation and innovation!

 
 

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

Denver, CO Summer 2016

 

When Technology Doesn't Work

You have spent hours preparing to use technology, you have 20 some students eagerly waiting and the technology "fails" you! Don't panic!! Before you go with the backup plan or call for help, there are some basic troubleshooting steps that might solve your issue.

 

SimpleK12 Webinars

www.simplek12.com


Guide Discovery, Research and Learning with Easy-to-create WebQuests

WebQuests can be wonderful tools for guided discovery, research, and learning, but sometimes they can be a bit overwhelming to create. In this webinar, we will cover how to use Wix, a website builder, to streamline the process of creating WebQuests. Not only is Wix flashy, fun, and easy-to-use, it is also free and great for kids. In this session, you will discover how to use Wix to create a student-centered, web-based, interactive and eye-catching lesson. 



Organize and Share Your Favorite Sites with Diigo
Do you need a way to organize your favorite web sites? Do you have them bookmarked, but have trouble finding them when you’re on another computer or on your phone? Would you like an easy way to share sites with your class or even provide your students with their own bookmarking account? Diigo is the tool to do all of this and more. Enjoy easily accessing your favorite sites from anywhere (computer, iPad, iPod, or phone), creating lists in groups, and even a teacher console – all for free! 



Bookmarking and Beyond: Using Diigo for Collecting, Collaborating and Sharing
Do you already use Diigo to bookmark and organize your favorite sites? If so, then you probably know what a great bookmarking tool it is, but are you aware of some of the other terrific features that Diigo offers? If you’re only using it for bookmarking, you’re missing out on some pretty neat tools. This webinar will help you realize the full potential of Diigo and show you how to take your social bookmarking to the next level. You will learn how to incorporate the highlighting, sticky notes, documents, notes, and images tools. We will share how Diigo could easily become your favorite tool for keeping track of and sharing your classroom web resources. 



Using QR Codes to Engage Students
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have sometimes been referred to barcodes on steroids. These small digitized squares are used for storing encoded information into a small, two-dimensional space that can be read by Smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, web cameras, or QR readers. Originally they were used in the automotive industry, but QR codes are not just for car parts anymore!
In this webinar, you will discover how to create QR codes to use in your classroom. Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to YouTube, text, SMS, email, URLs, and more. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as scavenger hunts, checking answers, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and more. QR codes are a great way to integrate technology with a real world application. 



Creative Activities, Projects, Tutorials, and More with QR Codes

Would you like to integrate a technology that can be used to promote inquiry and engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources? Consider using QR codes, those small digitized squares that store encoded information that can be read by smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, tablets, web cameras, or QR readers. In this webinar, join Carol Nelson as she explores creative activities, projects, tutorials, and more for your classroom using QR codes. Discover how to scan your way to student engagement!

Picture This: Grabbing Attention with Talking Pictures
Do you or your students need something new and different for presenting information? In this webinar, we will show you how to use Blabberize, a fun, free web tool that uses photos and audio to create talking pictures. Be anyone – or anything – that you want to be! We will cover how to create a blabber, and then show how it can be shared using a link or embedded into your class website or blog. We will discuss some ways to use this in your classroom, as well as how to convert your blabber into a video for added fun! 



An Alternative Way to Assess and Review
Are you tired of pencil and paper assessments? In this webinar, we will look at a free, visual alternative to traditional assessments. Carol Nelson will cover how to use PhotoPeach, an easy-to-use Web tool that allows you to insert pictures and questions to quickly create a digital test that students can take online. The webinar will also share tips and examples of how this can be used for testing or review in the classroom. It’s so simple – even you students will enjoy creating questions with this tool! 



Inspire Creativity and Presentation Skills with a New Kind of Puppet Show
Remember the good old days when all you needed was an old sock to create an easy (and cheap) puppet for your very own classroom theater? Now you do not even need the sock! In this iPad session you will find out how to use a fun, free app that brings sock puppets into the 21st century! We will include some ideas for how you can use it in your classroom to inspire creativity and enhance communication and presentation skills. 



Combine Literacy & Technology by Creating Your Own Adventure Stories
Are you looking for ways to promote literacy, creativity, and problem solving in your classroom? This webinar will look at how Google Forms can be used to create fun "choose your own adventure" stories. Not only do these stories promote creativity, but they also are a great way to bring literacy and technology together. In addition, when you create a story about math, science or social studies, you have a cross-curricular opportunity. Join Carol Nelson, as she shares examples of "choose your own adventure" stories and shows how to create one. One form equals one great adventure!



Get Updated Web-based Content When You Want it with RSS Feeds

Whether you want to keep track of breaking news, recent blog posts, updates from favorite PLN sites, recent research, or news on almost any frequently updated topic of personal interest, RSS feeds can help deliver them right to your computer. In addition to allowing you to receive updates to Web-based content that is of interest to you, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds allow you control how and when you receive these updates.

This webinar will discuss the advantages of using RSS feeds and show how RSS feeds can provide access to multiple feeds in one place. Join Carol Nelson as she looks at a variety of ways that these feeds can be viewed and accessed, and shares how you can use these feeds to enhance your classroom and your personal development.

 
 

TEEN MashUP

2016 Herrington, KS

Digital Storytelling: Who Doesn’t Like a Good Story

Digital Citizenship: Digital Ethics, Digital Safety, Digital Footprint…it all comes down to digital responsibility

2014 Marion, KS

Combine Literacy & Technology

Alternative Ways to Assess and Review

Christian Educators Conference/ASCI 

2017 Wichita, KS

2016 Wichita, KS

BreakoutEDU
We promise a session like NO OTHER! Join us for a fun, immersive game experience you can use in your classroom. It's time for something different.
Presented with Russ Kahle, Director of Technology, McPherson USD 418

 

Google Hacks
Description: Learn some Google “hacks” (solutions) that will make a difference in how you use and view the Google suite of resources. Hacks include: offline use, organization, shortcuts, and more.


QR Coded Engagement
Discover how to create QR (quick response) codes to use in your classroom. Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to YouTube, text, URLs, and more. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as scavenger hunts, checking answers, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and more. QR codes are a great way to integrate technology with a real world application. 

2015 Wichita, KS

Maker Moments

STEAMmaker or Makerspace is about giving students an opportunity to deepen their problem solving skills through hands-on projects. What is it like to be a maker? Come experience a small scale makerspace and put your problem solving skills to work!

 

 

Go Googley for Google

Goolge apps are free! Everything from blogging to mapping, documents to drawings, and YouTube to Gmail. In this session, we will explore Google Drive (documents, forms, sheets, slides, and more) and all it has to offer for your classroom. Learn the basic use, sharing capability and some classroom application for each. I think you will go “googley” for Google Drive!

 

 

2014 Wichita, KS

What's in the News with Educational Technology

Carol's Top Ten Websites 2014

 

 

2013 Wichita, KS

Combine Literacy & Technology

Are you looking for ways to promote literacy, creativity, and problem solving in your classroom? Not only do the tools in this session promote creativity, but they also are a great way to bring literacy and technology together.

 

Alternative Ways to Assess and Review

Are you tired of pencil and paper assessments? In this session we will explore some fun alternatives to those paper and pencil assessment and review. Use these technology tools as an alternative ways to assess and review students.

 

Carol's Top Ten Websites

The Web has so many great tools and resources available that most administrators and teachers just don't have the time to research them all on their own. This session will cover a variety of free Web tools that educators should have and show how they can be applied in the school or classroom setting.

2011 Kansas City Conference

Podcasting 101
Videocasting 101
Stop-Motion Animation 101
Everyday Tech Tools

2010 Topeka Conference
High or Low Get Some Tech to Go
Whether you have one computer or a laptop per child, white board or smartboard...find ways to integrate technology into your classroom.



Tech Tools for the Teacher's Toolbox
RSS, Reader, Bookmarking, Some Web 2.0...add to your "tech toolbox" with some exciting tools.

Take and Use Strategies Quantum Learning, Brain Breaks, and Cooperative Learning Basics
Cooperative Learning, Quantum Learning, Brain Breaks...apply some basic concepts to enrich your classroom atmosphere and learning.



Getting a Lasso on the Bucking Internet
Want to use the internet with you class, but keep it "reigned in"? This seminar will equip you to lasso the internet and provide some safer methods for using it with your class.

 

iCiL (iConnect iLearn)

2013 Summer Conference

Ga-Ga for Google

Participants will go "ga-ga" for Google Drive (formally Documents) with this session! Carol will share how Google Drive forms can be used to create easy paperless assessment tools, create-your-own adventure stories and more! Some much from one free tool!



Edmodo for Anyone and Everyone  

No matter your class (elementary, middle, high or college) or class structure (online, hybrid, on ground), Edmodo is a tool for your technology toolbox! In this session, Carol will show you how Edmodo can be utilized to organize your class, communicate with students and parents, guide collaboration, grade, give feedback, and more.​

 

ATE-K (Association of Teacher Educators - Kansas)

2013 Spring Conference at Bethany College​

Edmodo: Bridging the Communication Gaps



2012 Spring Conference at Emporia State University​

 

Discovery Magnet Conference

2015 Wichita, KS

Carol's Top Ten Websites 2015

Using QR Codes to Engage Students

Maker Moments

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