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Thursday, April 23
 

10:30am

Increase Engagement While Flipping Using YouTube
Video is a key element to flipping a classroom, yet simply watching a video is not engagement. This session will show participants how they can use YouTube's creation tools to get students interacting with video and DOING something during that recorded instruction.

Speakers
AS

Aaron Svoboda

Other, Synergyse


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

11:30am

We are Getting Chromebooks, Now What?
Come learn from a panel of technology integration coaches and technology directors. They will share advice and recommendation for a successful implementation for Chromebooks in K-12 and how things may be a bit different. We will share deployment strategies as well as professional development models that have been successful in both large and small districts! Bring your questions to ask the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integration, Northwest Public Schools
Heather Callihan is the Technology Integration Specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, Ne. Heather is currently the NETA Board president (@YourNETA), Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador. Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She... Read More →
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

12:30pm

The Magic of autoCrat-Digital Evaluations with Rubrics Made Easy
AutoCrat is a magical solution for paperless feedback with rubrics. Teachers across the curriculum can provide feedback to students in a simple, automated process based on a rubric in a Google Form. Discover the power of autoCrat, a consistent and easy approach to digital rubric-based evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Coufal

Amy Coufal

Curriculum Director, Diller Odell


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Gaga for Google+ and Hangouts
Google+ is worthy of exploring for GAFE Schools. We will cover the basics of Google+ and demonstrate how Google Hangouts can be used in conjunction with Google+ communities or independently. Join us to learn about how to use Google + to create professional learning networks or a community of learners in your classroom. Bring your Google login if you would like to join our Google+ community during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Tech PD Specialist, Educational Service Unit #6
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Loewenstein

Wendy Loewenstein

Instructional technology trainer, Omaha Public Schools
I just started at Omaha Public Schools as an instructional technology trainer. In this role I am working with district leadership to build their capacity with integrating technology to increase productivity and collaboration and most of all to model with teachers.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Getting Googley with Chrome
Chrome is one of the most customizable browsers available, yet most people don't tap into its full potential. During this session participants will learn tips and tricks to use Chrome to help with their daily work flow. At a minimum participants will learn how to create bookmarks and folders and pin apps. Even veteran Chrome users will walk away with new knowledge and appreciation for this awesome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Still

Beth Still

Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist, Gering Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Google's Geo Tools - Take Maps to the Next Level
Learn about Google's host of FREE Geo tools - Google Tour Builder, Google Maps, Google Views, Google Earth and Google Maps Engine Lite - from a Google Certified Teacher and Google Geo Teacher Institute participant. Learn how students can create customized tours and bring locations they discuss in class to life. See real classroom examples of these geo tools in action to take it to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eric Langhorst

Dr. Eric Langhorst

@elanghorst on Twitter, Discovery Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center
 
Friday, April 24
 

10:30am

Google's Top 40 Technology Integration Tips
Do you call 867-5309 for technology integration help? Or do you just Shake It Off? You Won't Stop Believing, the ease in utilizing Google Apps for Education in any K-12 setting. You will be Gettin' Jiggy Wit Google as we look at Google's Top 40 tips, tricks and ideas. You will be a Dancing Queen (or King) and singing Joy to the World all the way to your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integration, Northwest Public Schools
Heather Callihan is the Technology Integration Specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, Ne. Heather is currently the NETA Board president (@YourNETA), Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador. Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She... Read More →
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

Technology Teacher/Technology Integration Specialist, Milford Public Schools
Shelly Mowinkel has over fifteen years of business/technology education experience. She is currently a BMIT teacher and technology coach at Milford Public Schools. Shelly enjoys teaching career education courses because these courses teach creativity, problem solving, critical thinking... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

11:30am

Let Me Explain Everything about FLIPPING Google
Along with ''Explain Everything'' let's take a look at how Google can provide what you need to flip your classroom. YouTube, Goggle Classroom, Drive, Hangout, Blogger are all provided in Chrome Extensions...the one stop shop to making a classroom flip a lot less flipping exhausting.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Castillo

Sarah Castillo

K-12 Media Specialist, Logan View Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Getting Creative with Google Drive
Come and learn how a couple of elementary teachers are using Google Drive with their students. See how we organize and manage student files using Google Classroom and discover creative projects using Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawing, and Forms. Templates will be available via a web link provided at the end of the session. If you came last year -- come again to see some new favorites!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Prabulos

Susan Prabulos

Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools
avatar for Jason Rushing

Jason Rushing

K-5 Computer Science Teacher, Wysong Elementary - LPS
My name is Jason Rushing and I am a Computer Science Teacher with Lincoln Public Schools. I currently teach K-5 Computer Science at Wysong Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska. One of my passions is to experiment with methods for infusing technology into the elementary curriculum... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Technology for All - Using Google Tools
The goal of education today is not simply mastery of content or technology. It is the mastery of the learning process. Explore how Google Apps and Chrome can help educators meet this goal by meeting the needs of all learners. Learn how to leverage these tools to create and curate curriculum as well as reduce challenges to learning and leave with tips and tricks to manage resources, data and time!

Speakers
avatar for Peg Coover

Peg Coover

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
I m a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the areas of Educational Technology and Blended Learning. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I recently served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Educational... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Using Google Docs Collaboratively in the Classroom
This session would be for those just beginning to use Google Docs in the classroom. It will show examples of Google Documents and Projects, and how students can work on them collaboratively.

Speakers
avatar for Kary Archer

Kary Archer

Teacher-Elementary, Freeman


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 204 - Convention Center