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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
 

10:00am

An introduction to scripts in Google Drive
Google Drive is a great place to collaborate and share documents but did you know you can also add functionality to your forms and spreadsheets through the use of scripts. In this hands on session, Bill will walk you through some basic scripts to get you started and give point you towards next steps for use in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

ISTE President, Parkway School District
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 →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 308

10:00am

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience.  In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, 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 10:00am - 11:00am
Room M- 50

10:00am

Docs 101: A Getting Started Guide to Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms
Get ready, get set-- DOC! This session is for the true beginner to Google Docs and is a hands-on session into the Google Drive environment. We'll log you in, get you familiar with your Drive home page, and get you creating your first Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Drawing! We'll also find out exactly how you can share your masterpieces with your students', colleagues, and parents' emails and organize your Drive world with folders. We'll wrap up our session with a few great use cases in the classroom to get your brains thinking about all of the amazing possibilities of Google Drive! Come ready to create, learn, and collaborate.

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 33

10:00am

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, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


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

10:00am

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
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

10:00am

Getting Going with Google Search
"We all know how to use Google Search but have you seen some of the newest features? This session will teach you advanced tips and tricks for using Google Search tools in the classroom. Using Google, students and teachers are able to access a variety of information in many different languages, web content, maps, news, videos, images, books, and so much more. "

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Room B-12

10:00am

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
Room LL-1

10:00am

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
Room B-10

10:00am

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
Room 31

10:00am

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
Room 304

10:00am

Want to get any kids excited about learning? Try TRICK and APPS, the KEYS to engagement
Google Apps is flourishing in the education world.  It has come a long way since Esther Wojcicki and a small group of dedicated educators brought the tools together for schools in 2006. Today millions of students worldwide are using what has now become Google Apps for Education. Recently, Google Apps use in schools has exploded because school leaders recognize the transformative power of cloud-based work and sharing. An entire ecosystem is evolving around Google Apps for Education. Tools like Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard and the newly education focused Google Play are making it possible for educators to do things that simply were not possible before.  In this presentation, Esther will share her experience of convincing Google to provide Apps for education for free to schools around the world, and how she uses Google Apps to TRICK her students. TRICK is Esther’s acronym for trust, respect, independence, collaboration and kindness.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

V. Chair of Board of Directors, Creative Commons
For the past thirty years, I have been teaching at Palo Alto High School during which time I am happy to say, I founded what is now the largest scholastic journalism program involving 500+ kids, five other teachers, and six publications. It has been very rewarding for me to see how... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A- Carrington Theater

10:00am

YouTube in the Classroom
With 48 hrs of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will inspire you to to safely use YouTube to engage, inspire, and ignite student learning. Jim will share resources for understanding how Youtube works, Chrome extensions that take the fear out of showing videos, and the new tools Youtube has in place for schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 30

11:30am

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
Room 304

11:30am

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
Room B-9

11:30am

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
Room LL-1

11:30am

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
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, 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
Room M- 50

11:30am

Get your ChromeZone on!
In this highly interactive ChromeBook Dojo you will learn the secret art Chrome mastery. As you progress through the belts you will put into combat to defeat inefficiency, frustration and bad browsing habits. Once you’ve found inner ‘Chrome Zen’ your browsing experience will never be the same!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Saturday July 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 31

11:30am

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
Room B-10

11:30am

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
A- Carrington Theater

11:30am

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
Room B-12

11:30am

Making Movies with Youtube
Lots of us have uploaded video to Youtube. Now learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will show you how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to edit your own original videos, create classroom content using Creative Commons videos and produce animations with Youtube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


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

11:30am

Mapping with Google Maps Engine Lite
Come take a tour of Google's recently announced Maps Engine Lite. Learn how to draw on, style, layer, and import data into your maps. Sharing and collaborating your powerful custom maps is easy and we'll highlight ideas for classroom use!

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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 301

11:30am

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
Room 33

1:30pm

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
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

1:30pm

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
Room B-6

1:30pm

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
Room 301

1:30pm

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
Room 30

1:30pm

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
A- Carrington Theater

1:30pm

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
Room B-10

1:30pm

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
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, 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
Room B-2

1:30pm

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part I
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) What are Apps Scripts, Flubarro and gClassFolders

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Silver, EdTechTeam
Former teacher, school, and district administrator in K-12 now Chief Operating Officer at EdTechTeam supportingeducators to transform learning experiences for all students! Book hoarder, professional learner, and always looking for new and interesting challenges.EdTechTeam, a California... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room M- 50

1:30pm

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, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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
Room 31

1:30pm

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
Room B-9

1:30pm

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
Room 304

3:00pm

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
A- Carrington Theater

3:00pm

Creating Stories with YouTube
YouTube opens the door for educators to bring a variety of content into their classrooms but it can also serve as a platform for creating and telling stories. In this session we will explore some of the often overlooked tools that can turn students and teachers into storytellers, not just video consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

ISTE President, Parkway School District
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 →


Saturday July 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 301

3:00pm

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
Room LL-1

3:00pm

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
Room 304

3:00pm

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

Silver, EdTechTeam
Former teacher, school, and district administrator in K-12 now Chief Operating Officer at EdTechTeam supportingeducators to transform learning experiences for all students! Book hoarder, professional learner, and always looking for new and interesting challenges.EdTechTeam, a California... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

3:00pm

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
Room 31

3:00pm

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
Room 33

3:00pm

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
Room B-10

3:00pm

Writing with Docs
Ramp up the writing in your classroom. Discover how to tap into the power of Google Docs for collaboration, sharing, comments and more for various writing activities.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Finelli

Nic Finelli

Digital Learning Specialist, Blended Tech Learning
Nic provides a broad range of customized professional development, training, and consulting services, focusing on meaningful, efficient, and successful technology integration. With more than 19 years of classroom teaching experience and years of service as a school-based technology-integration... Read More →


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

10:00am

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
Room LL-1

10:00am

Digital Writing with Google Apps and the Web
Digitize the writing process with Google Apps for Education.  In this session we will walk through the entire writing process of pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising and publishing all with Google Apps.  We will also explore other Web 2.0 ways that you can publish digital writing across all grade levels.  Remember, digital writing is not just for english teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, 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 →


Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room M- 50

10:00am

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
Room 31

10:00am

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
Room 33

10:00am

Google Sites - (Get rid of those Metal File Cabinets)
Google Sites is a free web-based tool which provides teachers the opportunity to move all of their “file cabinet” documents to the cloud. Teachers will learn to use this tool as their classroom website to be utilized as a launch pad to all of their Unit lesson plans, student portfolios and pacing guides. Teachers will use this tool to communicate classroom happenings and project/activities deadlines with students and parents. Teachers can differentiate instruction by utilizing “permissions” to allow students to progress through the learning experience at their own pace. Teachers can store student artifacts and portfolios within the pages of their lesson plans. All teaching resources: lesson plans, black-line masters, activity directions, and web-based resource links can be stored and organized using Google Sites.

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 304

10:00am

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

ISTE President, Parkway School District
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
Room B-11

10:00am

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
Room B-7

10:00am

The World is Your Oyster: Using Google Docs and Google+ to Connect with the World
Connecting your classroom to others and experts has never been easier; come Hang Out with Wendy for a few as we highlight the use of Google Docs and Google+ in the K-12 arena as a medium for collecting and sharing information with partner classrooms around the world. We'll also explore existing resources to find connections for your classroom, including collaborative projects and avenues to follow and hold Hangouts with experts and organizations around the world.

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her... Read More →


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

10:00am

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
Room B-10

11:30am

Art Appreciation - Google 101
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. The world's most amazing works are simply a click away. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, they have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room LL-1

11:30am

Blogger - Beginner Session
If you can email, you can blog! Blogger makes it easy for educators and students to create and share content online. Learn the basics of blogging, the edubogging ethic, and how writing for an authentic audience (and feedback) can improve student writing - and student motivation to write. See examples of great blogs in all grade levels and subject areas, including student blogs, team blogs, class blogs, teacher blogs, administrator blogs, school blogs and more. Practice the process of reading, reflecting, writing, and responding...and pick up tips for better blogging. This session includes an interactive "teacher's overview of blogger" and the latest features and tips for making the most of blogger. The benefits of blogging, related concerns, and legal issues are also discussed.

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 →


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

11:30am

Demystifying research
Living in the digital world, we spend a good portion of our days doing research of some sort or another. Starting in 1998, Google began to make its mark on the world of search but in many cases it's still so hard to find things online? Come with Bill in an exploration of some of the many search tools that are available to aid us in our research and make life just a little bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

ISTE President, Parkway School District
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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B-11

11:30am

Digging for Gold: Finding the Apps that Work on Any Platform
Speakers
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Silver, EdTechTeam
Former teacher, school, and district administrator in K-12 now Chief Operating Officer at EdTechTeam supportingeducators to transform learning experiences for all students! Book hoarder, professional learner, and always looking for new and interesting challenges.EdTechTeam, a California... Read More →


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

11:30am

Digital Science Notebooks - Using Google Apps to Enhance Science Learning
"The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize collaboration, technology and the science practices.  To meet these new goals we need to change science learning environments making learners active co-constructors of meaning and knowledge.  In this session I will show how Google Apps can help science teachers achieve these 21st century learning goals and promote the NGSS.  We will look at specific examples of how to implement Google Apps in a science classroom to design experiments, analyze data, and construct explanations."

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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B-10

11:30am

Google Docs - Explore the world of synchronous and asynchronous Collaboration
Google Docs is a web-based word processing application which allows multiple collaborators to work on a document in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment.  Google Docs updating and editing is live and each iteration of a document is archived and can be viewed by all collaborators of the document.  Teachers will learn how to create and use permissions to utilize Google Docs as a project collaboration tool in their classroom.  Teachers will learn to use Google Docs as a means of grading student papers and providing immediate feedback and suggestions as students work on and develop their classroom projects.  Teachers will learn to upload and archive their shared documents in Google Drive and in Google Sites.

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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 304

11:30am

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
Room 308

11:30am

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
Room 33

11:30am

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
Room 31

1:30pm

Doing Digital Media Activities with Google Tools
If technology generally can take learning to new heights, it's digital media specifically that can allow your students to leave their planet of mediocrity completely behind. Learn how various Google tools can help students draw and build upon what's available, show them talents they didn't know they have, and take their learning powerfully beyond the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room B-5

1:30pm

FORMative Assessments
"Create formative and summative assessments using forms in Google Apps that help you collect and interpret data better for more productive teaching and learning."

Speakers
avatar for Nic Finelli

Nic Finelli

Digital Learning Specialist, Blended Tech Learning
Nic provides a broad range of customized professional development, training, and consulting services, focusing on meaningful, efficient, and successful technology integration. With more than 19 years of classroom teaching experience and years of service as a school-based technology-integration... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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
Room B-1 Admin Focused Sessions

1:30pm

Hands on with Google Glass
Heard of Project Glass but don’t know what it is about? As one of the first Glass Explorers I will offer an introduction to Glass and a chance to try a pair for yourself, whilst starting the conversation on what Glass might practically be used for in an educational sphere.

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 →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 33

1:30pm

Level Up! Taking Your Professional Development to the Next Step with Google's Training Opportunities
Google has a plethora of ways to extend your learning and love for collaborative education with Google tools, and this session will highlight ways to stay connected and learn more. We'll go in depth into Google in Education's resources on their website, including their Calendar of events and Webinars to learn more; explore the bi-annual Google Teacher Academy and the application process; jump into the Google Apps EDU Certified Training Program, and finally learn how to keep your personal learning network in check with Google by following on Twitter, Google +, and joining regional groups and discussion boards!

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A- Carrington Theater

1:30pm

Making Magnificent Maps
Learn how to create, collaborate, and publish Google Maps from a classroom teacher. Discover how you can engage students using maps across the curriculum while creating placemarks with embedded text, pictures and even YouTube videos. Be inspired to try it yourself with real examples from real teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room M- 50

1:30pm

Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with YouTube EDU and Google Apps for Education
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Come explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using Google Docs, Google Draw, YouTube EDU, and Google Images that help students make meaningful connections with content.

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 →


Sunday July 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 31

1:30pm

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
Room 304

1:30pm

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
Room B-10

3:00pm

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

Silver, EdTechTeam
Former teacher, school, and district administrator in K-12 now Chief Operating Officer at EdTechTeam supportingeducators to transform learning experiences for all students! Book hoarder, professional learner, and always looking for new and interesting challenges.EdTechTeam, a California... Read More →


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

3:00pm

All things Google Q & A
Come and get all your questions answered from the Summit.

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 304

3:00pm

Email's for old people
As much as many of us are addicted to our email, your students are not. If you want to communicate with them you should go to where they are...social networks. Google+ is a social network that is built right into the Google Apps ecosystem. It's available for GAFE domains and all users that are at least 13 years old.
In this session we will explore how Google+ can be used to in high schools to create an online space for communication, collaboration and creative learning opportunities. Hangouts, Communities, Circles, Events, and Photos are among the fantastic features of Google+ that have a lot of potential as a learning platform.

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room B-2

3:00pm

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
Room 33

3:00pm

Go Mobile, Go Google
An interactive exploration of how to utilize mobile Google in Education, including comparing mobile vs. desktop, apps, and ways to integrate Google Apps in a mobile device classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Finelli

Nic Finelli

Digital Learning Specialist, Blended Tech Learning
Nic provides a broad range of customized professional development, training, and consulting services, focusing on meaningful, efficient, and successful technology integration. With more than 19 years of classroom teaching experience and years of service as a school-based technology-integration... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room M- 50

3:00pm

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
Room B-11

3:00pm

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, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: Now With Google Plus!
Personal learning is one of the foundations of any educational institution - and any successful organizational change. This session focuses on tools that can be used by any educator to build their own Personal Learning Network (PLN), which not only support their own professional development but can also be an efficient means of diffusing innovation within their institution. Learn to connect with a community of like minded professionals, make contributions, have conversations, and make requests in your times of need. Powerful free tools and social media such as Google+, Twitter, and Facebook make this possible for you and your colleagues.

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 →


Sunday July 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 302

3:00pm

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
Room B-10

3:00pm

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
Room LL-1