However, I also took a step outside of my comfort zone. I was going to attend the TIA 2016 (Technology in Action) conference in Denton, Texas, but I noticed a link that called for presenters. Why not? After fretting with co-workers on the content I could present, I sent in a proposal and was accepted. I'll be presenting ways that teachers can use the many Google apps in their classroom.
Here's the actual session description:
Google Apps can be used in your classroom for classroom & behavior management, relationship building, real-world audiences & authentic feedback, and managing all of the documentation we are called upon to keep updated (RTI, SPED, mentoring, planning).
Bring your own device to get your own Google Apps started. We will use1. QR codes directed to Google docs for classroom and behavior management
2. Google docs for conferencing: reading, writing, and personal goals
3. Blogger for sharing books, sharing and responding to current articles, creative and digital posts, and constructive commenting
4. Google forms and docs for RTI/SPED/ESL documentation, weekly planning reflections, mentoring, etc.
***added after I submitted
Google sites for teacher/student resources, unit planning, and student products
My presentation is almost complete, and I've run it by some of the high school teachers and administrators in my district while teaching summer school. Based on their reaction (please share with me NOW), I'm pretty stoked!
Maybe I'll be on the road next summer as a professional presenter.