Screencasting: A “No Excuses” Approach to Teaching and Learning

With many classroom technology initiatives, teachers and teacher leaders emphasize the “what” and the “how” behind implementing the technology. For some teachers, this learning curve of technology tools can prove cumbersome. In this session, participants will understand how screencasting (recording on-screen activities) can be a simple, easy-to-implement instructional tool that can support rigorous, real-time, differentiated instruction. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein


Make Math Meaningful with STEM

Teachers will explore ways in which they can expand thinking beyond the four walls of the classroom through authentic experiences with STEM. Teachers will see how STEM compliments, not complicates, lessons. Participants will leave with access to resources to replicate STEM activities in their own class. Go to presentation.

By Meagan Markerson & Brandon Hairrell


I upgraded my Promethean Board. Now what?

In many Mississippi classrooms, older Promethean Boards have been upgraded to the new Promethean ActivPanel or the new ActivBoard Touch. While this upgrade is exciting for teachers and students, a lack of professional development prevents classrooms from taking advantage of the new hardware and software. In this session, learn a variety of new features and strategies that can enhance instruction in your modern ActivClassroom. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein & Meagan Markerson


Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum

In this session, we guide participants through a resource dive where they analyze the levels of embedded digital literacy in many popular virtual resource repositories. Attendees will also create activities that foster daily digital literacy across the curriculum using free ClassFlow and G-Suite resources. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein


Making a Start with ClassFlow

This session will demonstrate how to get started with ClassFlow. Teachers will learn how to navigate the ClassFlow website and add their existing material to their ClassFlow Resources. Additionally, teachers will learn how to use ClassFlow’s polling feature to help develop student-driven questions and provide timely feedback to student responses. Go to presentation.

By Meagan Markerson


The Best Instructional Android Apps for Use in the ActivClassroom

The ActivConnect G enables a PC-Free, tablet mode on the Promethean ActivPanel (or ActivBoard Touch – optional). Teachers now have access to thousands of Google Android instructional apps which add tablet-like functions to their front of classroom portal. We have vetted hundreds of apps to find our top picks for multiple grade levels and each curriculum area, including STEM. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein


Google + Feedback

This session will cover how to use the Google Suite for Education to “work smarter, not harder” when it comes to providing feedback to students and engaging students to provide feedback to their peers. Participants will learn how to use several of the google apps for education to increase cognitive engagement and feedback in the classroom daily. Go to presentation

By Meagan Markerson


Is Your District a Technology Adopter or a Technology Implementer?

Now that many districts are moving towards cloud-based workflow systems like G Suite for Education and Office 365, the ability to communicate, collaborate, and create amongst teachers, students, and school leaders has become easier than ever. The problem is that like many changes in education, different users adopt and implement at different times and via different methods. In this session, learn how to couple the best instructional technology practices with user data and analytics to help inform future instructional technology decisions and to determine whether your district is adopting or implementing the technology. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein


Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum

In this session, we guide participants through a resource dive where they analyze the levels of embedded digital literacy in many popular virtual resource repositories. Attendees will also create activities that foster daily digital literacy across the curriculum using free ClassFlow and G-Suite resources. Go to presentation.

By Marcus Stein