STAR Presentations at NC TIES

This week, we kick off the annual NC TIES Conference in Raleigh, NC. This year, lots of North Carolina DEN STARS will be presenting at this excellent technology in education conference. Don’t miss them!


In order of appearance:

Location:  303
Thursday 11:20am-12:20pm
Tra-Digital Storytelling
Learn how to blend traditional  storytelling through puppetry with today’s digital tools.
Conni Mulligan, Buncombe County Schools
Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning, Resources for special needs students, Web 2.0, Other
Target Audience: K-12


Location:  Congressional A
Thursday 11:20am-12:20pm
Mash-Up Madness
Blabberize, Flipcam, Windows Movie Maker, Paper, Crayons. What do all these words have in common? A fun way to integrate simple tools into a fun and exciting presentation anyone can make. Be prepared to get hands on.
Deena Warwick, Chocowinity Primary School
Lee Holowiti, East Bend Elementary
Strand:  Web 2.0
Target Audience: K-12



Location:  302C
Thursday 1:40pm-2:40pm
Technology Seeds for the Core – Sites for 1:1 classrooms
Plant the seeds for Common Core in 1:1 elementary & middle school classrooms. Discover sites to use in your classroom and teach them tomorrow!
Danita Russell, SanLee Middle School
Kim Collazo, Ingram Elementary, Lee County Schools
Strand:  1:1 Computing
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle, Administration, Other



Location:  201

Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Stand Back!! We’re Using Discovery Education’s Science Techbook 

Unless you want to ENGAGE students as they EXPLORE science through digital media in conjunction with hands-on resources don’t bother attending this session. We’ll EXPLAIN how digital media can change the way you teach science, ELABORATE on how digital media can be utilized to meet the needs of every student, and EVALUATE student progress through science concepts.

Brad Fountain

Discovery Education

Strand: Project-based learning lesson

Target Audience: K-12


Location:  305B

Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Day to Day with Discovery: Ways to Use Your Discovery Ed Account to Its Fullest Everyday

Many schools have invested in Discovery Education accounts for teachers and students, but they are not being used to their fullest. Come learn ways to use your DE account to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.

Kelly Hines, Cherokee Elementary School

Deena Warwick, Chocowinity Primary School

Strand:  Technology planning

Target Audience: K-12



Location:  306B

Friday 9:45am-10:45am

ePortolios: Showcasing Generation NOW

As we merge into the digital classroom environment, how do you exhibit student’s digital products and encourage students to reflect and grow?  EPORTFOLIOS is the answer for Generation NOW!! Use ePortolios to promote student projects, organize work progression and share successes with parents.        Walk away with fresh ideas on several ePortfolio solutions including; Google Sites, LiveBinder, OneNote and other tools.  View sample ePortfolios, templates and tips for implementation into your classroom.

Lisa Thompson, Union County Public Schools

Casey Rimmer, Union County Public Schools

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning

Target Audience: K-12



Location:  306A

Friday 12:15pm-1:15pm

Quest through Time

Come learn how I am using QR codes, laptops, and a few volunteers to make an interdisciplinary scavenger hunt that incorporates the Common Core State Standards and will have your students begging for more!

Mark Jankowski, Asheville Middle School

Amanda Swartzlander, Asheville Middle School

Strand:  Project-based learning lesson/unit planning, Community involvement, Web 2.0

Target Audience: Middle








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