The LCISD Technology staff development team is attending the annual Region IV Technology Applications Conference today. We are so excited that during every time slot an LCISD presentation is being offered! Throughout the day today I will be posting pictures and ideas shared at the conference.

9:25-10:10
Chad Jones presented his great idea of combining Blogs and Lab Reports…wait for it…BLAB REPORTS. You can learn more by checking out his icafe blog entry on the subject or checking out the Digital Storytelling magazine in our resources section.


10:20-11:05

Paul Wagner, Valerie Roye, and Melissa Inman presented a wonderful session on using Claymation in the classroom. Lot’s of great questions from the audience makes me think that kids all over the Houston area will be creating their own videos soon!

11:15-12:00

October Smith demystified Google Sites for the room! You could see the light bulbs going off when she showed how to upload a PowerPoint as a Google Presentation and embed it in a Google Site.  Great Stuff.  You can learn more by visiting the Google magazine in our resource section

12:00-12:45

Long line for lunch :(

12:45-1:30

Holly Dornak and Jennifer Mitchell shared 5 amazing tools to help teachers move beyond PowerPoint in their classrooms. Google Earth, Prezi, Linoit, Glogster, Xtranormal. Join the discussion at Edmoto using the code f84aso.

1:40-2:25

Holly Dornak and Jennifer Mitchell gave an amazing presentation titled “Got the Book Report Blues” Attendees learned how to meet all their educational objectives for book reports while moving into the digital realm. Learn more by reading our blog entry on the subject or join the conversation at Edmoto using the code J0oa4c.