Pack up your flip flops and sunglasses and head to the beach this summer for amazing learning. The Elementary Technology Conference is designed specifically to meet the needs of PreK through fifth grade teachers, librarians, and administrators who know that technology can engage even the youngest learners. Held in Galveston June 10-12, you’ll find it hard to pick just one session to attend during each time frame.
To help, here are a few recommended sessions for each job area. And, as a bonus, I’ve thrown in a link for each to a TCEA blog post which is guaranteed to blow your socks off or, in this case, to blow up your beach ball!
Early Childhood – PreK
- Monday @ 10:00 – Get Started with Elementary Early Childhood Chromebooks and Google Classroom: A Step-By-Step Approach
- Monday @ 11:00- Power Up Centers with Seesaw
- Monday @ 3:00 – All About Social Emotional Learning
- Tuesday @ 9:30 – Mixed Reality for Early Childhood Education
- Tuesday @ 1:00 – Interactive Four-Year Olds
- Tuesday @ 2:00 – Managing the Madness: Solutions for Centers
- Bonus: Resources from the Solution Circles: PreK-2
- Monday @ 8:30 – Innovative Tech 4 K-2: Yes, They Can Use Tech 2!
- Monday @ 1:00 – No Mess 3D Models: Kindergarten Creates Water Molecules in Paint 3D
- Monday @ 3:00 – K- 1 learning with Robots
- Tuesday @ 8:00 – Best iPad Ever – Doodle Buddy
- Tuesday @ noon – Tinker for Tots
- Tuesday @ 2:00 – What’s the Mystery with Mystery Skype?
- Bonus: Eight Electrifying Elementary Web 2.0 Tools
- Monday @ 10:00 – Keeping up with Google – Google Keep
- Monday @ 11:00 – Sweet 16: Six Digital Projects for Students
- Monday @ 1:00 – Digital Portfolios for 3-5
- Tuesday @ 8:00 – Code Building in Minecraft: Education Edition
- Tuesday @ 11:00 – Using Google Hangouts and YouTube Live in the Classroom
- Tuesday @ 1:00 – Don’t Just Consume: Apps for Creating on the iPad
- Bonus: STEM Projects with Green Screen
- Monday @ 11:00 – Administrators Using Flipgrid
- Monday @ 1:00 – Seven Practices that Research Says Accelerate Student Learning
- Monday @ 1:00 – Kid Badges! Student Swag!
- Tuesday @ 12:00 – Documenting with Google Forms
- Tuesday @ 1:00 – Can You Hear Me Now?
- Tuesday @ 2:00 – Google Drive for Life
- Bonus: Is There a Virtual Assistant in Your Future?
Computer Lab Teachers
- Monday @ 8:30 – Computer in My Pocket: Kid-Friendly Physical Computing
- Monday @ 11:00 – Be a Winner at the Game of Digital Classroom LIFE!
- Monday @ 1:00 – Spero’s My Hero
- Tuesday @ 8:00 – SketchUp in Elementary Grades? You bet!
- Tuesday @ 11:00 Know What I Meme?
- Tuesday @ noon – Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School
- Bonus: Free Software for Students
- Monday @ 10:00 – Time to Hop on the 3D Printing Bandwagon
- Monday @ 11:00 – Student Broadcasting on a Budget
- Monday @ 3:00 – They Have a Voice, Let Them Be Heard
- Tuesday @ 9:30 – Green Screen Magic
- Tuesday @ 1:00 – Making Your Makerspace Work for Multi-Ability Learners
- Tuesday @ 2:00 – Coding in the Library: Beyond the Workshop
- Bonus: Help Students Enjoy Summer Reading
Staff Who Support Elementary Teachers on the Campus
- Monday @ 8:30 – Social Media and Web 2.0 Tools to Increase Parental Engagement
- Monday @ 10:00 – TweetEdu: Twitter for Educators
- Monday @ 1:00 – Seesaw and Flipgrid Digital Platforms For TELPAS | ESL/ELL
- Tuesday @ 9:30 – STEAM Time
- Tuesday @ 8:00 – Tool Time for instructional Technologists
- Tuesday @ 3:00 – Solving Problems Together
- Bonus: Fill Your Toolbox with Incredible Tech Resources
You can view even more of the great session topics here. Registration is limited, so sign up today.
At previous ETC events, we have played human hungry hippos, passed pool rings with pool noodles, and taken photos with the BIGGEST beach ball ever seen. Now we need your suggestions for that one extra pizzazz that always makes this conference so memorable. Please drop a comment below if you have an idea that TCEA should make happen at the 2018 Elementary Technology Conference. I look forward to seeing you there!