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We invite you to join us for the second annual Google in Education California Summit to be held at Sequoia High School in Silicon Valley on July 13 & 14, 2013. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google education teams.  Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education to support student learning. Admin Strand Administrators and Leaders, make sure to check out the sessions geared towards leaders in Room "Admin Strand" or by searching titles with the #goodforadministrators tag. Make and Take Many presenters will be offering a "make and take" work session directly after their session. Follow up with some Q & A, work time and opportunity to create a project based on the session. Office Hours Many of the presenters will be hanging out in our Office Hours in Room (TBD) to answer your questions or help you with a project. 

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Kimberly Allison

Tahoma School District
Instructional Technology Specialist
Maple Valley, WA
Goals First, Technology Second
Successful technology integration--in your life, work, and classroom--must begin with clearly identifying your needs and goals, and only then selecting the digital tool, device, or application that will best fit the particular need or goal. Without a clear goal in mind, no matter how cool the newest gadget or app is, successful integration is compromised.

Empowerment for Digital Novices
For some of us, fear, constant change, and the sheer number of new gadgets and tools showing up every day can make technology overwhelming and intimidating. Fortunately, becoming a more savvy user of your laptop, smart phone or tablet isn't about "catching up" with technology. My approach helps those who are anxious or frustrated with technology address their fears and past experiences to create new mental models that allow them to welcome and embrace technology in ways that are authentic and unique to each individual.