Well I am making my plans to be at TCEA again this year. I’m hoping to see a bunch of people. I’ll be attending some conference sessions, visiting the Web 2.0 and Bloggers areas, and attending the CS/TA SIG meeting. Microsoft has a booth and some workshops and sessions. There is a teacher presented session on XNA in the regular program as well. Also a bring your own laptop session on Expression Web development, as well as a presentation on Kodu that you will not want to miss if you are looking at tech for younger students. A schedule of other events is below and I’ll fill out the times and rooms for the other events as soon as I have them. Or come find me at TCEA!

Stop by our Booth #1630, attend one of our sessions at the conference, and visit our side meeting room M9 !

Join us for these engaging sessions – designed especially for TCEA Attendees!

DATE/TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

Mon Feb 7

2:15-3:15pm

The Cloud, Defined.

Everyone is talking about it, but what is the Cloud? How can it be used for education and increase instructional reach and connect teachers, students, and parents? How is the cloud used for research and learning? Learn about the Cloud in this engaging session and how you can harness the Cloud in your school district and classroom. Discover Cloud tools that can act as an accelerant for learning and how you can start using them today, from video chat to classroom/home collaboration.

Room 15

Austin Convention Center

Tues Feb 8

8-11am

Introduction to Windows 7 and Introduction to Office 2010

Discover how easy it is to navigate Windows 7. Find your files, create digital storytelling projects, and manage TV and more using Windows 7. Learn how you can use your voice to control your computer, explore the Internet, and compose documents. Also learn about free tools you can download and use in your classroom to improve teaching and learning. You will leave saying you never knew Office and Windows could do all of this!

PC Workshop, Room 5B

Wed Feb 9

5-6pm

The Cloud, Defined.

Everyone is talking about it, but what is the Cloud? How can it be used for education and increase instructional reach and connect teachers, students, and parents? How is the cloud used for research and learning? Learn about the Cloud in this engaging session and how you can harness the Cloud in your school district and classroom. Discover Cloud tools that can act as an accelerant for learning and how you can start using them today, from video chat to classroom/home collaboration.

Room 16B

Austin Convention Center

Thurs Feb 10

10:30-11:30am

Instructional innovations on your PC

Edit video, broadcast your PowerPoint presentations for parent conferences, and turn mice into clickers for student polling. Document research papers in minutes, spend less instructional time reformatting documents, and develop high quality instructional materials faster than ever. Create and make light edits to Office documents using only your browser and store your documents on the web. In this fast paced session, Scott Thompson is back, showing you how to take back your classroom using Microsoft Office 2010. Develop high quality instructional content and spend less time on the small stuff.

Tutorial, Room 3

Austin Convention Center

Tues-Fri

Ongoing Sessions!

Come visit our side meeting room to learn about our classroom tools, free education resources, IT Academy, and the Partners in Learning Network

Mezzanine 9

Austin Convention Center