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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

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

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

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

Flipping Your Classroom with YouTube, Forms and Sites
Using YouTube and the Google Apps for Education you can flip your class for anytime, anywhere learning.  YouTube is the ultimate source of educational and engaging videos for every occasion.  Learn how to leverage extensive capabilities of YouTube and video in the classroom. This workshop will share the best places to find pre-vetted YouTube EDU videos for the K-12 classroom. Combine video with Google Forms to survey, personalize and differentiate instruction.  Bring it all together with Google Sites as a place for you to host your flipped classroom.

Speakers
MB

Molly Bennett

Director, EdTechTeam
Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room M- 50

11:30am PDT

The new red pen: Providing student feedback without all that ink
One of the most important roles of a teacher is to provide students with quality feedback that will help them develop and learn. Red ink comments in the margins of essays is one way to do this and these have their place at times, however it is a bit old school. We'll play with several ways that Google Apps for Education allows you to provide your students with quality feedback in ways that you didn't think were possible. We will start with the basic and build up to some advanced automagical ways of helping your students continue to grow.

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 →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 33

11:30am PDT

I have a Chromebook, now what
This session is an overview of Chromebooks in the classroom. We will go over technology in Education and how Google is involved with promoting learning on the web.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Daniels

Melissa Daniels

Community Manager, Google
Melissa is the Chromebook Community Manager for Google, responsible for working with any and all users who love and use Chromebooks! (chromebook.com/community) Here's my preso: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16js2l5YtM28BeegX7aW1Sydf_gOqUedesn2sgMPI7AI/edit?usp=sharing... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-3

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

GAFE in a K-5 Classroom? What the What?
"Google Apps for Ed in an elementary school classroom?  Absolutely!  They not only provide collaboration with your students, but are also great tools for sharing-out information with parents.  Come learn some innovative ways that Google Certified Teacher Donnie Piercey uses GAFE with his fifth graders at a small school just outside of Lexington, Kentucky.  Get ready to have some fun; Donnie’s sessions tend to be very interactive."

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 →


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 302

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

Google Forms + Scripts + Sites = Teaching Just Got Easier!
The integration of Google Forms with Scripts and Sites will make your work as a teacher so much easier! Learn how to automate folder and document creation in Google Drive by using Doctopus, Autocrat, and gClassFolders, create self-grading quizzes with Flubaroo, and use a Google Site for your class website, embedding various Google apps to make it a one-stop spot for you, your students and parents, and curious colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-6

1:30pm PDT

Docs Ninjas UNITE! Come Share Awesome!
Docs Ninjas UNITE!
Let's celebrate sharing and collaboration and spread the awesome! Come and participate in an incredibly fast paced series of quick shares of tips/tricks being innovated around us.
Bring the Goods!
What cool things are you doing with Google Docs? Sharing is Teaching and critical to developing a collective efficacy around empowered learning for all.


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 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room B-6

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

Google in Education: Opportunities, Professional Development, Certifications and Even More
Google in Education provides Apps, Professional Development, Certifications and so much more.  Come to this session to learn about the many ways you can keep up with the ever changing Google!  Google offers an official Google Apps for Education Certified Training Program, a Google Teacher Academy, MOOC Power Searching Courses and other Professional Development Opportunities. Come and learn tips and tricks for applying to the Google Teacher Academy, the program details for becoming a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer and resources for all other Google Professional Development.

Speakers
MB

Molly Bennett

Director, EdTechTeam
Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

Traveling Across The Curriculum With Google Earth
Google Earth allows students to make connections with the world around them. It also gives educators a way to present content areas as they exist in real life: as interconnected, rather than discrete subjects. Google Earth can be used in all grade levels and across the curriculum, blending language arts, science, geography, math, and more. Discover great options for enriching your teaching of…whatever…using Google Earth.

Speakers
avatar for John Bailey

John Bailey

Program Manager, Google
Dr. John Bailey is a former volcanologist and university professor, turned Googler. After almost two decades in academia John decided he needed a new challenge and accepted an offer to move from Alaska to California and join the Google Earth Outreach team as a Program Manager for... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 33

3:00pm PDT

Hang your Class Out, Yo
"Skype is officially on upset alert: Google. Hangouts. Rule.  Come learn from Google Certified Teacher Donnie Piercey some creative uses for Hangouts in your classroom (outside of just talking to someone else, that is).  Even if you’ve used Hangouts before, he guarantees there’s some ways that you’re not using them, so come on and learn!  Get ready to connect your students, classroom, and school to the world.   "

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 →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 302

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

Ain't nobody got time fo dat
There's simply never enough time. Luckily Google Apps can add years to your life by helping you save time and energy on a heap of tasks. Come learn how you can automate your classroom by using built-in Google features, extensions and the white magic of Apps Script. Already tried doctopus, autoCrat or Fluabaroo? Then this session is for you. We will explore some of the less well-known and up-and-coming scripts that can help save time and be more efficient.

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 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room LL-1

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

Guide to Going Google - Deployment
In this introductory session, Administrators (Site and IT) will learn about the implementation of Google Apps for Education in their school or district. This will include an overview of all of the different tools that are part of the Google Apps for Education suite. As part of the session, site-based and information technology professionals will work collaboratively to tailor the Google Apps implementation process to your needs, as well as show how to best "roll out" Google Apps to your staff and students.

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


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-7

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

Googlize your Readers and Writers Workshop
Does your readers workshop need a makeover? Need new and innovative ways to connect thinking and reading? Using Blogger and Google apps, your reading program can be revitalized to emphasize 21st century learning goals and the CCSS. Become equipped with many ideas and lessons that will add new life to your reading 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 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room B-4

10:00am PDT

Moving your web-filter to the cloud with Google Apps and Securly
Securly is a cloud-based web-filter that has been built from the ground up for K-12 schools. It takes 5 minutes to set up per district. We are the first web-filter to integrate with Google Apps for Education. We also seamlessly filter your take-home Chromebooks and iPads as they move in and out of the school network.

Speakers
BM

Bharath Madhusudan

Co-founder/CTO, Securly
Bharath is co-founder and CTO of Securly. Prior to Securly, he held architect/research roles at various network security companies - Huawei Symantec, McAfee and Qualys. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelors in CS from the University... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 36: Vendor/Sponsor

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

Digging for Gold: Finding the Apps that Work on Any Platform
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.


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room M- 50

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

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

Drive Through the Writing Process Faster with Google Drive
Google Drive can completely transform the entire process of teaching writing. Eliminate stacks of papers and unmanageable email attachments by having students submit writing through a shared folder. This session will explain best practices including naming conventions, controlled sharing, and streamlined rubrics using Google Forms. Participants will also learn about GRMR.ME a free website that helps teachers and students tackle the most tricky grammar, mechanic, and usage errors. Grading papers is a pain. Google Drive makes the process much easier.

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 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-6

11:30am PDT

Finding the Good Stuff: Identifying Quality Games, Websites, and Apps for Learning
Educators must sift through a sea of digital media to determine what apps, websites, and games are of high quality for student learning. In this session, join Common Sense Media to learn about Graphite.org, their free platform that helps K-12 educators discover, use, and share the best digital learning products. Graphite offers rigorous ratings and reviews of learning products, covering a broad range of core academic subjects such as math and reading, as well as deeper learning skills such as creativity, thinking, and communication. Products are aligned to Common Core Standards. Participants will learn how to identify quality digital learning products, see curated recommended lists, and submit their own reviews. Graphite is a great resource to partner with your integration of Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Merve Lapus

Merve Lapus

Sr. Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education
Oversees Education Outreach and Professional Development for Common Sense Education, including school adoption, district implementation, parent/community engagement, and strategic education partnerships. Centered on supporting communities to create positive learning cultures around... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-7

11:30am PDT

Google Forms: May the Forms Be With You
Now that you know how to create a Google Form, learn to use them in unique & innovative ways. Have you ever wanted to put images in a Google Form? Now you can. When you create quizzes in Google Forms, you can use the Flubaroo script to autograde and provide student feedback. Take control of student Docs sharing nightmares and tracking assignments with Forms dropboxes. Learn how to use branch logic to create diagnostic quizzes, create self-grading rubrics and much, much more.

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-2

11:30am PDT

Share your PBL with Digital Bulletin Boards
Have you learned a lot of amazing web tools that will enhance your curriculum and are now wondering what to do with them? Join me in creating Digital Bulletin Boards, a way to share your students digital experiences in a meaningful way. This session you will learn ways in which you can use Google Tools to organize, display, and send your projects out to a greater audience. You will discover important classroom management techniques that help enable 33+ students to work collaboratively on a single project. And critique efforts to develop higher level thinking projects that have real world purpose.

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 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room B-4

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

1:30pm PDT

Spice Up your Browser with Chrome Extensions
If you’re not using Chrome Extensions in your browser, you should be!  Come and learn from Google Certified Teacher Donnie Piercey about 10 unique extensions that every teacher and student can and should use.  Your instruction and teaching effectiveness will be awesomized: guaranteed.  

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 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room LL-1

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

25+ Ways to Use Google for Online & Blended Learning
In this session, we’ll explore the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and how Google tools can be effectively used for online and blended learning at your school. In this whirlwind session, we’ll cover effective methods for the use of Drive, Sites, Picasa, Groups, Google+, Hangouts, YouTube, and more to positively impact student learning at a distance.

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.


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
A- Carrington Theater

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

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

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