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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

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

Game of Forms
Learn how to use Google Forms to work smarter, not harder in the K-12 and higher ed classrooms. From exit tickets and reading logs to formative assessment and peer assessments, everyone will walk away with a Google form they can use in their classroom!

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-8

10:00am PDT

Chrome Supports for Struggling Students
As many as two-thirds of students in classrooms today score below proficiency in reading. This includes students who speak English as a second language, students with disabilities, and others who do not yet possess the skills needed to meet today’s rigorous standards. While the Google Apps for Education environment provides great tools for productivity, collaboration, and research, it may not meet the needs of these struggling learners.

In this session, participants will learn more about common supports such as text-to-speech, text and picture dictionaries, translator, study skills, and annotations that can help students who struggle with reading and writing. Attendees will also see demonstrations of these support tools in Read&Write for Google™ which includes Read&Write for Google Docs™, a Chrome Extension that works on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks to make Google Documents more accessible, and Apps to make other common file types, such as PDF and ePub, accessible within Google Drive.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to support a variety of struggling learners in addition to useful tools that can help.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Carroll

Jason Carroll

Director of Product Management, Texthelp
Jason is the Director of Product Management at Texthelp. He has trained thousands on the effective use of Assistive and Instructional Technology throughout the United States and beyond since his start with Kentucky Education Cooperatives over a decade ago. His focus is on research... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 36: Vendor/Sponsor

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

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

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

Shakespeare is on Google+
Allow Shakespeare to come alive in your class through the use of Google+. By creating student managed, Google+ profiles for each of Shakespeare's characters, students are given the opportunity to truly experience the play from the character's point of view. Through their bio entries, posts, comments, circles, events and even hangouts, students are able to adopt the persona, uncovering a fresh new perspective of Shakespeare.

Speakers
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Michelle Armstrong

Head of Educational Technology, Technology Integration Specialist, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Rundle College Jr Sr High School
A 15 year veteran at Rundle College Jr Sr High School in Calgary, Michelle currently serves as the Head of Educational Technology. In this role, Michelle, along with a tech savvy team students, collaborate with staff and students to effectively integrate technology into everyday... Read More →
avatar for Valerie McClements

Valerie McClements

Teacher, Rundle College Sr High
Valerie is constantly seeking ways for students to connect with classic literature through technology and social media. Valerie has recently discovered the power of Google in the high school English Language Arts classroom which has allowed her to create an environment that engages... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-5

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

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

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 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

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part II
It is recommended that attendees have: a solid understanding of creating Google Forms and how Forms & Spreadsheets interact before joining this session, Experience installing and interacting with Apps Scripts, A laptop. Your mileage may vary on an iPad--or you may not be able to get hands-on. In this hands-on one-hour session, we will cover the following (and possibly more) Autocrat, Doctopus, and FormMule.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Design Strategist, EdTechTeam
Former teacher, school, and district administrator in K-12 now COO and Design Strategist at EdTechTeam supportingeducators to transform learning experiences for all students! Book hoarder, tinkerer, learner, and always looking for new and interesting challenges.


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room M- 50

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

Grad School Goes Google
Grad school can be a lonely place for students in traditional systems  but Google tools can offer a number of different ways to create interactivity and collaboration amongst students. In this session we will explore the many tools and options that are available for students and professors to enhance the experience and take the loneliness out of higher education.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

President, ISTE
Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Library Media in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology... Read More →


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

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

All the Google News That's Fit To Print
Who needs microfiche?  Google is organizing all of the world’s information, including original scans of thousands of newspapers from all around the world.  Come learn from Google Certified Teacher Donnie Piercey some inventive ways to use this great, little known feature with your students.  This session will completely change the way you run your social studies classes.  He hopes you’re prepared to interact, too!

Speakers
avatar for Donnie Piercey

Donnie Piercey

5th Grade Teacher, Eminence Independent Schools
Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 301

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

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

The Paperless Classroom
Do you want to make your classroom paperless? Google Drive makes it possible to create and share documents and images digitally. Learn how to a control the challenge of managing lots of students and lots of documents. Discover the best ways to share docs, share images, properly use folders, create dropboxes for students, make handout folders for teachers, use comments to provide feedback and help students revise work, make use of the template gallery, and more. The paperless classroom is possible! Participants should be sure that they have a Google account that can share outside of their domain.

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 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-10

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

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

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

(Mostly) True Confessions of a Googleholic in Higher Ed
Learn how Google tools can transform the way we deliver instruction in higher education! Discover how one teacher integrates Google tools into multiple higher education courses and across multiple learning management systems. Focus will be on Blogger, Google Sites, Google Drive (Docs, Forms, etc.), Google Plus, Google Hangouts, and Twitter.  While this presentation is from a higher ed perspective, the same concepts could be easily incorporated into a HS curriculum in an open environment.

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room B-8

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