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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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Saturday, July 13
 

8:30am PDT

Mindtools: What does it mean to be literate now?
We have created powerful new tools for the mind. Thing is, those tools are constantly evolving and changing even as the things they operate on change as well. This puts us in the position of having to learn how to find tools, and understanding the substrate on which they work. Literacy in these days is not just reading and writing, but also understanding what knowledge tools are available, and how they can be used in interesting new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
A- Carrington Theater

10:00am PDT

Fostering Creativity and Excellence
Give students the chance to show the talents and insights that traditional assignments rarely allow us to see. Far from fluff, creative uses of technology can help students understand the difference between merely getting something done, and making their work great. Join in, and get what you need to make this happen this fall!

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational videos... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-7

10:00am PDT

Getting Going with Apps for Administrators
School Administrators are always on the go. They are moving from one meeting to another, squeezing in a conference with a teacher or a parent or making sure they are present at the start of the sporting event. Administrators using Google Apps can streamline their workflow, have access to all of their documents, calendars, and other data at the tip of their fingers. Before the conclusion of this session you will already be using tools that will save you more time than you spent in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

10:00am PDT

Google Apps for Administrators
Your school or district has gone Google, now what? This session for school administrators covers district wide implimentation of Google Apps for Education going beyond use of individual tools. We will discuss building a system for administrators where students and teachers can use the tools all within an educational framework. 

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room LL-1

10:00am PDT

Google Apps for Administrators - Getting Going
"This session will focus on getting school admins hands on with Google Apps. We will cover how to use gmail, calendar, sites, and docs/drive to create efficiency in the office, streamline data collection, and foster collaboration. "

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-10

10:00am PDT

Google Apps Scripts: Bringing automaticity and awesome to all
Google Apps scripts while seeming intimidating by name and action, are actually quite easy to use and apply in your google apps environment. Come and play while we explore scripts to auto create class lists, create folders, manipulate spreadsheets, and maximize sites usefulness.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 31

10:00am PDT

Google Apps Tips and Tricks
Become a "Google Power User" by learning some advanced tips. During this session we'll cover generating auto-graded Google forms and custom generating QR Codes in Spreadsheets, comments and bookmarks in Docs, labs and settings in GMail and Calendar, and some tricks in Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 304

10:00am PDT

Digital Lesson Creation with Google Apps
The Flipped Classroom, blended learning, faculty meetings,  ALPS, intervention sessions, mastery teaching/standards based grading...So many reasons to move away from a direct instruction model and now more than ever we have the tools to make the promise of differentiated instruction a reality.  Spend this session learning how to apply the web tools as well as build the class culture necessary to make digital lessons effective in your classroom or school. 

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Villegas

Sergio Villegas

Ed Tech Coordinator, EdTechTeam
I have been working in education for 7 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I currently work for EdTechTeam, a company dedicated to promoting innovative instruction and technology. My current position is to support the EdTech... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 302

10:00am PDT

Elementary Flipped teaching- Using the cycle of learning to innovate CCSS instruction
Maximize the time with your students by rearranging how you deliver content. Flip your teaching so you can better utilize classroom minutes to explore and apply the CCSS.

Participants in this session will get a clear explanation of what flipped teaching looks like in the elementary classroom since it can differ greatly from secondary classrooms. They will learn about the various types of videos that can be used, the tools to create the videos, and methods of organizing created content. The crucial portion of this presentation will be experiencing the power of learning with video and ways to reorganize your classroom time for more exploration and application of knowledge. Collaborating and sharing ideas about best practices for hands on exploration learning will be a powerful portion of this session since it will directly apply to the implementation of the Common Core Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 301

10:00am PDT

Standardizing Google Sites for your District
This workshop will show a Google administrator how to create generic Google site templates (staff and students) for the district so teachers can get started quickly creating a class site and students can do the same with an e-portfolio. Once the template is created, the administrator can apply it in the dashboard so when a user selects the template, it will have a shell to get started with links, but the user can add/delete and customize it to their interest.

Speakers
KK

Kirsten Knapp

Principal, Desert Sands Unified School District
Kirsten Knapp started out as a classroom elementary teacher and moved up to the district office as a Technology Teacher on Assignment. For 6 years, she trained administrators, teachers, and students in Desert Sands Unified School District on how to effectively use technology in the... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-5

10:00am PDT

Edmodo and Google- Perfect Partners!
This session will offer something for everyone- an overview of Edmodo use and highlight of integration of Google tools to create innovation in teaching.  If you've never used Edmodo, consider yourself an expert, or are somewhere in between, you'll find something to use right away. Come ready to get some hands-on practice! 

Speakers
LK

Liz Keleher

Edmodo Learning Programs, Edmodo
A 10 year veteran educator in Cupertino Union School DIstrict, I left the classroom two years ago to join the Edmodo team after using Edmodo with my students and colleagues and seeing the transformative power of the platform.  I now lead our learning programs- building PD opportunities... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-11

11:30am PDT

Get Your Google On: Google A - Z
There's more to Google than just Google search. In fact, there is a Google tool for every letter in the alphabet. Join me in this fast-paced session as I share more great free Google resources like Google Custom Search Engine, Google Channels, Teach Parents Tech, Chrome must-have plug-ins, and so many more. Attendees will walk away with an extensive list of tools that are easy to set up and use in your classrooms today. 

Speakers
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30am PDT
Room 304

11:30am PDT

21st Century Learning is Collaborative!
21st Century Learning is collaborative, 24/7 and learner centered. To prepare students for the future we must design learning environments that engage them in powerful ways and extend learning beyond the classroom. In this session I will present effective examples of how Cloud-Based technology using Google Apps can be implemented in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Benedis-Grab

Gregory Benedis-Grab

Technology Coordinator, Packer Collegiate Institute
Greg leads a professional development program at the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute for Technology. Having taught for science for 18 years he received the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Teaching... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-9

11:30am PDT

Digital Portfolios using Google Tools
"Google Apps for Education provides a free cross platform set of tools for educators. In this session we will examine how to have students digitize their work, create digital portfolios and have teachers manage the whole process. Examples and templates for each step will be included in the session."

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room LL-1

11:30am PDT

Google Apps for Administrators - Gearing Up
"Think you got the basics down for Docs, Sites, Calendar, and Gmail? This session will take you above and beyond the core features and dig deeper into the Google tools. Learn how to utilize advanced features of sites, automate data from Google forms, and use tools outside of the core Apps suite to streamline your administrative life. "

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-10

11:30am PDT

Google Search for Educators: Books, Scholar, News, Blogsearch, Alerts, & More
Learn to access information, locate timely research, and share resources. Google Books makes the world’s greatest libraries searchable from any computer - and makes it possible to share relevant books with colleagues or students. Google Scholar provides meaningful access to scholarly research over time. Google News aggregates thousands of news sources so important information rises to the top, and Google Blogsearch helps make sense of the social web as it happens. Put these tools (and others) to use in support of your school’s mission. Come learn the newest tips and tricks that educators and students can use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

President & CEO, EdTechTeam; Director of the Google Teacher Academy 2008-2011; Irvine, CA, Ed Tech Team
Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, which provides professional development and consulting services to learning... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
A- Carrington Theater

11:30am PDT

Google Sites: The glue that holds everything together
"Google Sites are a great way for Teachers to make websites to communicate effectively with students and parents at all grade levels. But there is so much more!  This session will introduce you to other features of sites design such as portfolios, posting calendars, using an online file cabinet, embedding gadgets and so much more. See how to integrate other GAFE tools and  make your website be an open window to your classroom."

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-12

11:30am PDT

Let Google Sites Be Your Digital Assistant
School websites are typically created to share information with parents and students. But what about the teachers? Learn how to use Google Sites to let teachers schedule their own computer lab hours or to check out mobile carts. Sites could also be used to share professional development resources or to disseminate information to your school staff. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how Google Sites can be an efficient digital assistant when powered by Calendars, Forms, and the script FormMule to automate many administrative tasks. Please bring a laptop to this session.  This session is best suited for attendees who are familiar with creating Google Sites, Calendars, and Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-4

11:30am PDT

Adding Pizzazz to Google Sites
Are you bored with Google Sites standard themes? Do you want to add personal touches and pizzazz to your classroom site or portfolios? Do you need to create a customized template for your students e-portfolios? This session will show you the basics of adding simple customizations to Google Sites using the Site Layout and Colors and Font tools. Learn to add banners, background images, horizontal navigation, and change default colors and fonts without knowing any html.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Massi

Anna Massi

Google Apps Certified Trainer, Technology Specialist,, Diocese of Oakland
I am a Google Certified Trainer with over 20 years of classroom teaching experience, specializing in K-8 schools. I have been instrumental in building fully integrated networks that support 21st century learning and assisted in the migration of schools to Google Apps for Education... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-7

11:30am PDT

Google Apps & Common Core: So Lovely Together
"With the Common Core standards breathing down our necks Google Apps for Education gives us unique opportunities to effectively integrate collaborative components to help students demonstrate the Anchor Standards for Writing as well as the Mathematical Practices.  The Common Core makes it clear that technology is no longer an appendix hidden in the back of the book. Learn how and why Google Apps pairs up perfectly with the CCSS and see student artifacts and video demonstrating ways you can implement in your classrooms."

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan

Ground Control, The Moonshot Incubator
Currently a teacher and researcher at the University Laboratory School, Brendan has spent time both in the United States and Japan as an international business consultant and business owner. While in Japan he spent much of his time studying the Japanese style of Total Quality Management... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-11

11:30am PDT

Let the Forms Be With You - From Lesson Plans to Walkthroughs
The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) has designed several FREE templates to assist school
Administrators in their never ending quest to compile/aggregate, dis-aggregate, and analyze data to guide their instructional programs. . Several specific templates will be demonstrated including a classroom walkthrough, behavior intervention, lesson plan collection and school climate form. You will walk away with some powerful tools to save you time and increase your productivity and effectiveness when in comes to everyday data.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

1:30pm PDT

Be a Productive Leader with Google Chrome
Google chrome is far more than a web browser, it can save you time in promoting resources, sharing successes via social media, and keep you updated with the latest news in education, and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

1:30pm PDT

Gearing up with Blogger and RSS
Do you think that Blogger is "old school?" The newest revisions in Blogger make it the hippest, best tool for teachers and administrators to communicate with their staffs, parents and the community at large. Settings allow you to determine who can and who cannot see the content you publish on your blog. Using Blogger in partnership with RSS feeds, the content you care about is delivered to you as soon as it is published. No more going back to the same web sites to see if the content has changed, you just have to go to your RSS reader to find the newest content from all of your favorite websites.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 301

1:30pm PDT

Gmail - Beginner Session
Making the switch to Gmail can be overwhelming at first but once you understand how Google has set up Gmail to work your work flow becomes streamlines. In this session we'll cover tips and tricks that will get those thousands of e-mails out of your inbox and keep them organized. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 30

1:30pm PDT

Google Docs for Educators: The Core Magic and Inspiring Ideas
This one free tool can revolutionize the way educators and students collaborate. Google Docs is an online office suite that allows you to create, edit, share, and publish documents, including spreadsheets and presentations. Real time collaboration is easy with simultaneous editing, comments (with discussion features), and a sidebar chat. Learn strategies for creating common assessments, sharing best practices, and capturing the conversation - even between meetings. Google Docs can even be used for data collection and analysis. Come learn the newest tips and tricks that educators and students can use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

President & CEO, EdTechTeam; Director of the Google Teacher Academy 2008-2011; Irvine, CA, Ed Tech Team
Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Mark Wagner has since served as an educational technology coordinator at the site, district, and county levels. He now serves as President and CEO of the EdTechTeam, which provides professional development and consulting services to learning... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
A- Carrington Theater

1:30pm PDT

Google Forms: Using Scripts
"Do you love Google forms but wish you could take it to the next level? In this session, we will introduce you to a few easy to use scripts that all educators can start using right away. You will see the ease of using pre-made scripts and implementing them to forms or spreadsheets that you may have in your Google Drive. "

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-10

1:30pm PDT

Inspiring Your Staff with (Free) Technology
Teachers are much closer than they think to being able to do great things with free tools from Google and others. In this session, we'll look at how to break down the barriers that (a) keep us from celebrating our successes and (b) hold us back from moving from good to great.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational videos... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room LL-1

1:30pm PDT

Roadmap for successful ChromeBook Adoption
Learn how to plan, prep and deploy ChromeBooks with ease in your school. After a general overview of the device selection, we will discuss best practices and lessons learnt for piloting ChromeBooks. We will explore how your ChromeBook rollout will enhance both teaching practices and streamline technology at you school while delivering significant cost savings.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 31

1:30pm PDT

Students as Tech Support
Few schools have the amount of technical support that they need and one of the most overlooked resources schools have is their students! If you have staff who are reluctant with technology, students can be great liaisons to change while empowering the student at the same time. The student learns by teaching and the teacher learns by listening. In this session, we will cover a variety of examples of how this is accomplished.

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-9

1:30pm PDT

Taking Gmail to the Next Level
Looking for ways to enhance your email experience? Tired of email ruling your life? There are add-ons that can be added to your Gmail account that will provide you with more functionality and streamline the way you work. This session will cover some Google Labs and third-party services that will make you wonder how you lived without them.

Speakers
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 304

1:30pm PDT

Gearing up with Google apps Scripts
In this session we will be going over using established scripts and then moving into modifying and creating your own scripts as well as some useful resources to use along the way as you search for answers in the journey to automate everything.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Tracy

Kevin Tracy

ICT Coordinator, Leipzig International School


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 33

1:30pm PDT

Google Earth on the Go!
So what's up the mobile version of Google Earth?

It's not the same as the computer version, but it offers tons of possibilities for blending the virtual and the real world in new learning experienced.

Let's explore the possibilities of enhanced reality in outdoor education.

Speakers
JB

Jerome Burg

Founder, Google Lit Trips, GLT Global ED (Google Lit Trips)


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-5

3:00pm PDT

A Blended Learning Ecosystem Built Within the Google Apps Core Suite
Dream with me for a second. What if we could achieve the "verbs" of what makes blended learning such a fantastic methodology by using tools that anyone with an internet connection can access 24/7. Through the use of the Google Apps Core Suite (Docs, Sites, Calendar, Mail) we are able to leverage tighter feedback loops and provide student-centric digital spaces for collaboration and sharing. We have access to an easy to use space for legacies and portfolios of higher level project(s), and ridiculously simple access points via mail and chat to the big three interactions we need to leverage; student/teacher, student/student, and student/content.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
A- Carrington Theater

3:00pm PDT

Google Hangouts in the Classroom
Google Hangouts is the video conference tool included with Google Plus. In this session we discuss the technical aspects of set up as well as ways educators can use them in the classroom. From blended learning, to offering professional development, to creating screencasts, Google Hangouts is a powerful educational tool for students and teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room LL-1

3:00pm PDT

Google Moderator
While Google Moderator was developed as a tool to vote on ideas or suggestions, this robust multi-featured resource can help educators embrace a blended learning environment that is a great solution for flipped classrooms, online learning, and classroom virtual interactivity. Attend this session to learn how to build your own Google Moderator series and how to best integrate this resource into lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 304

3:00pm PDT

Re-design your school technology around the Cloud
Gone Google or thinking about going? That’s just the first step! See how your school could reduce costs while streamlining your technology infrastructure and run effectively in the cloud. We will explore how GAFE can be used to tie into essential cloud managed services such as wifi/networking, web filtering, mobile device management, printing and even cloud based digital signage.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

3:00pm PDT

Streamline Your Workflow with Google Apps
Do you have too many balls to juggle? Too many plates to spin? And too many tools to track? Come to this session to learn about a few quick and easy tools to streamline your workflow, particularly if you are considering using (or considering) using Blogs as newsletters, Google Calendar to keep track of appointments or the wealth of Social Media options to improve community communication. 

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 31

3:00pm PDT

We Have Google Apps, Now What?
Often times administrators work extremely hard to get teachers and students Google Apps in their building or district but then drop the ball on supporting that effort beyond implementation. This session will cover how to plan, support, and celebrate your Google Apps implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-10

3:00pm PDT

10 Things you can do to improve communication at your school site
Common Core, District Initiatives, Site Initiatives, Faculty Silos, Pesky Parents, Awesome Parents, Students...With so much pressure on administrators to share information the need to be a 21st century communicator is no longer a "nice to know".  Attend for a walk through on some of the most popular (and some less popular) tools for saving time messaging and inspiring authentic discussions at your school or district.  

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Villegas

Sergio Villegas

Ed Tech Coordinator, EdTechTeam
I have been working in education for 7 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I currently work for EdTechTeam, a company dedicated to promoting innovative instruction and technology. My current position is to support the EdTech... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-9

3:00pm PDT

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Chromebooks, but Were Afraid to Ask
Chromebooks have been lambasted for what they don't do. They don't run local apps; they don't work offline; they don't run Java. But in San Diego, we LOVE Chromebooks for what they don't do. They don't take forever to start up; they don't need re-imaging every summer; they don't require special software to manage. The fact that Chromebooks can be purchased for as little as $200 is just an added benefit.

Join us to learn:How San Diego County Schools are using ChromebooksHow to evaluate different models of ChromebooksHow to purchase Chromebook Management LicensesHow to enroll Chromebooks in the Management programWhich issues we encountered during our Chromebook rollout

We will also cover how to manage Chromebooks, including:Restricting sign-in to students onlySetting networksThe difference between Device and User SettingsPreloading applications, extensions, and web pagesRetaining and erasing session recordsRestricting camera usePrinting
Come and see if Chromebooks might be a solution for your school.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hartman

Joseph Hartman

Technology Integration Architect, San Diego County Office of Education, Google Certified Teacher, San Diego County Office of Education
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Joseph Hartman started his career in education as a teacher at High Tech Middle School and Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego. Along the way he earned his Master's Degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University, his International... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-6

3:00pm PDT

Spreadsheet Magic
Explore the magic of using spreadsheets and the power of pivot tables to expand the possibilities of using google forms. Spreadsheets can accomplish many important functions for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Welch

Timothy Welch

IT Director, La Grande School District
As an educator, I am passionate about providing students and staff with tools to help them be creative in their learning process. It is important to provide students with a positive learning ecosystem that includes many opportunities to learn and express creativity in many different... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-5

3:00pm PDT

Collaborative online video editing with WeVideo
Make class projects interactive and fun with collaborative video assignments!

In this session participants will learn about our online video platform and see a complete overview on how to manage students and projects, as well as edit and share finished stories. Follow along with a first-time user and see how easy it is to edit and implement this for your school.

WeVideo has an app for Google Drive, as well as Chrome and Android phones and tablets. For more information on prices and plans visit http://www.wevideo.com/education.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Madrigal

Diana Madrigal

Multimedia Producer & Storyteller, WeVideo
Diana has been with WeVideo since its beginnings in 2011. As the Marketing Communications Manager and resident video producer, she is responsible for the brand’s visual image. She is both in front of and behind the camera producing commercials and weekly tutorials with only one... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-12
 
Sunday, July 14
 

10:00am PDT

Google Apps planning and deployment best practices
In this quick fire session we will cover 30 tips and tricks to implement Google Apps in meaningful ways across your school to increase efficiency, collaboration and engagement while ensuring best practices are in place for security and compliance. We will discuss everything from service settings, Org units, authentication, e-mail settings to 3rd party integration tools and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 31

10:00am PDT

Google Drive: Your Computer and Workflow on the Cloud
Google Docs has undergone some massive changes of late, not the least of which is the integration with Google Drive. In this session, we will explore the extended capabilities of Google Drive including collaboration tools, online storage, offline access, and Drive Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 33

10:00am PDT

Google Lit Trips: Putting Literature in its Place
Founder Jerome Burg will share how his internationally recognized award-winning Google Lit Trips project brings the power of Google Earth to the study of great literature.

Whether you teach 1st grade or university, you’ll learn how the blending of modern mapping technologies with the wisdom of the world’s great literatures creates an unprecedented and engaging new relevance to the study of literature.

And best of all, the Google Lit Trips project is all about FREE! From lesson plans and step-guides, to classroom integration tips and tutorials, it’s all free.

Speakers
JB

Jerome Burg

Founder, Google Lit Trips, GLT Global ED (Google Lit Trips)


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-5

10:00am PDT

Google+, PLNs, Hangouts Oh My!
What does your PLN consist of? Email listservs? Twitter? LinkedIn? Facebook? The options seem endless and the management daunting. Google+ is a great Professional Social Network with some additional features that make Professional Development that much easier. This session will discuss Google+ as a professional social network, Google Hangouts as a professional development tool and how to create a PLN that can serve your entire institution.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Kley Contini

Scott Kley Contini

Director of Learning Innovation & Design, The Harker School


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 301

10:00am PDT

Not just collecting data - SEND data to your stakeholders with Google Forms
Building teacher observations using Google Forms? Interested in having the data instantly emailed out to teachers once you submit the form? In this session you will get a chance to build a form, whether it be a classroom walkthrough, formalized teacher evaluation form, or a quick technology check, use the easy-to-use FormEmailer script to create a customized email with the data of your choosing to be sent directly to the teacher and other administrators of your choosing. Have an automated emailer set-up in just a few minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

10:00am PDT

Google Calendar - A powerful tool for teachers and schools
"Time is one of the most valuable resources in education.  Schools and teachers are always looking for ways to make better use of it.  Luckily Google calendar has many powerful features to transform learning environments.  In this session I will introduce you to the Google Calendar features and show how to apply them in powerful ways in your schools."

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Benedis-Grab

Gregory Benedis-Grab

Technology Coordinator, Packer Collegiate Institute
Greg leads a professional development program at the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute for Technology. Having taught for science for 18 years he received the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Teaching... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room B-10

11:30am PDT

Project Open Glassroom
What will education in the age of Google Glass look like? We have some ideas but we would also like to hear about yours. Come together to hear about Project Open Glassroom taking place at the University Laboratory School in Hawaii. See a demonstration of Google Glass and actively participate in a growing community based on revolutionary ideas about the future of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan

Ground Control, The Moonshot Incubator
Currently a teacher and researcher at the University Laboratory School, Brendan has spent time both in the United States and Japan as an international business consultant and business owner. While in Japan he spent much of his time studying the Japanese style of Total Quality Management... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:00am PDT
Room 30

11:30am PDT

Google Plus: Say hello to a network that is truly personalized +You
With Google+, you can share the right things with the right people. Let's explore, share, and dive deeper into the possibilities that exist when we can network and meet with tools and within our domains.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 308

11:30am PDT

The Power of Sheets
Let’s get a little geeky with Google Sheets. This session will give you hands-on experience with some of the features built into Sheets that will save you time and solve problems of practice. Learn some of the powerful tricks that Sheets can do that are missing from other spreadsheet applications you might know. We’ll be sure to explore some advanced formulae as well as powerful graphs, maps and charts. Some spreadsheet knowledge will be helpful, but a spirit of exploration and a desire to make your life easier are required.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Director of International Education, EdTechTeam
Jay is a learner and a problem solver. He brings 20 years of experience working in international schools and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world to his current role as Director of International Education for EdTechTeam. He has extensive experience teaching... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 33

11:30am PDT

Tricky Tricks with Google's Lesser-Known Gems
Learn about all the hidden gems of Google and their application in your classroom. Explore collaborative, dynamic bookshelves, search strategies, translation tools and tons of hidden surprises!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 31

11:30am PDT

10 ways to drive Google Apps adoption at your school
It's one thing to have Google Apps deployed at your school, it's another having everyone using it to its full potential. Learn the top ten best practices to implement at your school to drive Google Apps adoption for both students and administration.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Henrie

Peter Henrie

COO, Amplified IT
COO & Founder - Amplified IT


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-12

11:30am PDT

Making the most of your Domain's Google Dashboard
This session is designed for domain super admins. Learn tips and tricks for managing google apps for your district. Want to block or filter email access at a site? Wondering how to pre-configure wifi for all your chromebooks? Looking for a good way to setup your hierarchy to easily enable apps for teachers but not students? This session will give you a few simple steps to push apps and extensions, block unwanted content, and change user settings on chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Adams

Sally Adams

Technology Project Teacher, Middle Schools, Desert Sands USD
Sally Adams is a Technology Teacher on Assignment for Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD). With 9 years of teaching experience (7 in the technology department), Sally is responsible for working with K12 teachers and students on district technology implementations, including... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-5

11:30am PDT

Streamling Admin Work with Google Apps
Come and see basic, introductory uses of Google Apps that make the work of administrators more simple and more centralized. Participants will learn how to create forms for various forms of data collection, how to create shared agendas, use Blogger for staff training and "forums", and why Google Presentations is more powerful than PowerPoint.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Fishtrom

Robert Fishtrom

Director of Instructional Technology, Sequoia Union High School District
I am in my 22nd year in the Sequoia District, serving as a classroom teacher, teacher on special assignment, vice principal, and now a Director of Instructional Technology. Besides having three beautiful daughters, there is nothing I am more proud of than being a public educator... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

11:30am PDT

OpenClass: the free LMS in the Google Apps Marketplace
OpenClass is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS – it’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free. Join Aaron Sokol, Product Evangelist at Pearson Learning Solutions, as he:

- Describes how OpenClass can stimulate social learning and the exchange of ideas in your classroom and across your district.

- Explains how OpenClass puts the focus on learning, not on technology, to encourage collaboration and communication.

- Shows teachers how to use use OpenClass to manage their courses, interact with students, and encourage collaboration in their classrooms.

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 36: Vendor/Sponsor

1:30pm PDT

Getting Geeky with Advanced Google Search and Scholar for Administrators
How many times have you been asked to find an article, research journal or an excellent website to share, and you’ve had to comb over hundreds of websites just to find what you’re looking for? Advanced Search, Google Scholar and Google Books, among other rich Search features are the gems of Google Search. Once you have these tools in your toolbox, along with the tips and tricks to easily navigate, you’ll be able to find anything, anytime and within seconds, save yourself tears and time.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

1:30pm PDT

The 20% Project Google Style
The 20% Project is an idea developed at IBM and later adopted and expanded by Google. Google employees are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time dedicated to "passion" projects that ultimately improve upon and expand the Google brand of service and product offerings as well as venture into new R&D projects and community based philanthropic projects. The concept of The 20% Project as applied in the classroom is a means for students to explore their own fascination and passion surrounding academic content standards. Learn how the 20% project was developed for classroom use in the Google CAPE (Computer and Programming Experience) Summer program. As the Faculty Advisor for Google CAPE I was able to modify this for school use and eventually launched The 20% Project in my Algebra and Technology classes in middle school. In this session I will share the experience from CAPE and my 3 years of classroom practice and together we can brainstorm how you can adopt such a project for your own classroom. You will leave this session with a wealth of useable ideas for classroom practice and find new ways to utilize Google Tools to manage such a project.

Speakers
avatar for Brain Van Dyck

Brain Van Dyck

Faculty Advisor, CalStateTEACH California State University Monterey Bay, Google CAPE
Born and raised in Santa Clara Valley California, I have watched the transformation of Silicon Valley go from Fruit Orchards to Silicon Chips to Internet Giants. My interest for technology developed while attending St. Francis High School in Mountain View CA. I took my first programming... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 304

1:30pm PDT

Course Builder: Online, Scalable Education Resources
Over the last couple of years, Google has launched Power Searching with Google and Mapping with Google, helping people become better at finding information.

In this session we will examine the lessons learned and introduce Course Builder, an open source tool to build these scalable online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Wagner

Phil Wagner

Instructional Designer, Google
Phil Wagner is an instructional designer at Google, working with engineers to build technical training. Previously he was an math, science, and robotics educator at a project based learning school.


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-7

1:30pm PDT

Google Integrations & Apps for EDU domains
Learn some key integration strategies to make your Google EDU domain sing. Demonstration of: LMS integration, free project management app, mind mapping app, photo editing, and registration.

Find out what SVUSD's strategy is for Chrome and Chromebook rollouts.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Chief Technology Officer, Saddleback Valley Unified School District/GoSignMeUp
Currently CTO of both Saddleback Valley USD and GoSignMeUp. Michael has served on the Computer Using Educator board for 3 years and has received the Gold Disk Award for his contributions to educational technology. His leadership in technology has made Saddleback Valley one of the... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-12

1:30pm PDT

School Administration 2.0: A Google Apps Case Study
Perhaps the biggest indicator of effective deployment of Google Apps rests with the administration team. How they use GAFE and the culture they create around 21st century learning and teaching heavily influences local outcomes for students and teachers. This presentation will take a look at one school's approach to integration and how the administration team uses GAFE to facilitate communication, create accountability and foster change. Topics to be covered include professional development design, accreditation facilitation and tips on using GAFE to build community.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan

Ground Control, The Moonshot Incubator
Currently a teacher and researcher at the University Laboratory School, Brendan has spent time both in the United States and Japan as an international business consultant and business owner. While in Japan he spent much of his time studying the Japanese style of Total Quality Management... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-2

1:30pm PDT

Undercover Youtube: Beyond the Videos
With 72 hours of video updated each minute to youtube, it is hard to image that the videos are just the beginning! Come for this 50 minute fantastic voyage through the features beyond the videos. Tips everyone should know for searching, Youtube.com/teachers, Creative Commons, Integration with other Google Apps, and Awesome 3rd Party Applications. Build your awareness of "The Google App for Everyone".  

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Villegas

Sergio Villegas

Ed Tech Coordinator, EdTechTeam
I have been working in education for 7 years during which I was classically trained as a high school science teacher in the Napa Valley. I currently work for EdTechTeam, a company dedicated to promoting innovative instruction and technology. My current position is to support the EdTech... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 302

1:30pm PDT

YouTube, maximizing innovative digital pedagogy to motivate learning
As a YouTube Star Teacher, I have spent the past two years cultivating a YouTube channel that adds amazing content to my classroom while at the same time enhancing the depth of learning with my students. With the introduction of YouTube for schools and YouTube Edu, teachers now can easily find and share quality videos which align with the Common Core Standards. The key to this session is learning how to organize your content, communicating safe uses of YouTube to students and parents, and sharing lively ways to utilize the power of video in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 301

3:00pm PDT

Gearing Up: Reaching out to the Community with Forms, Blogger and More!
One of the issues that all schools face is how to best get information out to their community in a seamless and painless way, using as little time as needed. Using a variety of Google tools, communication with your stakeholder groups will be simplified and optimized in just a few minutes. Tools like Forms, Blogger and Google+ will allow you and your staff to collect information and transmit it back to the community with ease.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 33

3:00pm PDT

Google Apps for the School Community
"This session is for people that want to see how one district has putGoogle Apps for Education in to practice as a platform for communication and collaboration. We'll discuss implementation, adoption, and how it is transforming our work. "

Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-11

3:00pm PDT

Inspiring Your Staff with (Free) Technology
"Teachers are much closer than they think to being able to do great things with free tools from Google and others. In this session, we'll look at how to break down the barriers that (a) keep us from celebrating our successes and (b) hold us back from moving from good to great."

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational videos... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

3:00pm PDT

Students as Beta Testers - Developing a Cutting Edge Mindset in your Classrooom
Using cutting edge technology can be exhilarating for students and give them access to powerful learning experiences.  However, new technology can also be frustrating and a challenge as students learn to use it effectively and become aware of beta glitches.  In this session I will showcase the benefits of some cutting edge technology projects while presenting strategies to promote a DIY mindset  in students.  Developing the right attitude toward challenge and failure is critical to success with new technology and might be the most important educational objective in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Benedis-Grab

Gregory Benedis-Grab

Technology Coordinator, Packer Collegiate Institute
Greg leads a professional development program at the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute for Technology. Having taught for science for 18 years he received the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Teaching... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-10

3:00pm PDT

The Biggest 1:1 Of All Time
Over the next few years the state of Hawaii will begin rolling out computing devices to more than 180,000 students state wide. This ambitious program is 6 times larger than the second largest deployment in Maine 12 years ago. The professional development program accompanying this massive roll out capitalizes on Google Apps for Education and Google+ to create a collaborative, formative and robust learning environment that will support teachers as they grow into a 21st century classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan

Ground Control, The Moonshot Incubator
Currently a teacher and researcher at the University Laboratory School, Brendan has spent time both in the United States and Japan as an international business consultant and business owner. While in Japan he spent much of his time studying the Japanese style of Total Quality Management... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room LL-1

3:00pm PDT

Deploying Google Apps: What Not To Do
Wondering how to go about migrating from a legacy email system to Google Apps. Learn from my mistakes! Having migrated three districts (550 ADA, 24,000 ADA and 8,000 ADA) we'll discuss initial setup & planning, mail migration strategies, user training, features your users will miss, how to link to AD, cpanel administration, archiving with Vault and more.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew	Schwab

Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-5

3:00pm PDT

Produce a Student News Broadcast with Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts OnAir provide a nearly cost-free solution to produce a compelling student news broadcast. This session will show how to go from zero to live with only a laptop and an internet connection. This session is perfect for journalism teachers, English teachers, and anyone else who believes in inspiring the next generation of student reporters and broadcasters.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 31