San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ONE-DAY PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOPS March 14, 2014
Google in Education Workshop
This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity.
Geo and You Tube for Educators Workshop
This intensive one day event is designed to help educators get the most from Google's Geo products and You Tube in Education fatures, inspring ideas, and practical applications . Explore and play with technologies like Google Maps and Earth including Mars, Moon, and Ocean. It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, The Geo Teacher’s Workshop will explore many ways to incorporate visual learning and visual thinking using these tools. With hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to create, collaborate, and publish using Google Maps. Navigate through the robust layers of Google Earth and create dynamic content that can be used in the classroom immediately.
In 2011, YouTube made a commitment to education with YouTube for Teachers and YouTube for Schools. Using video with students has been shown to initiate wonder and spawn questions. Showcase how you can start using YouTube to inspire classrooms and teach with video using examples and hands-on activities like the following, effectively search and find useful videos, create, embed and share playlists, learn to edit your own original videos (using YouTube's built in editor!) Also, create classroom content using Creative Commons videos, produce animations with YouTube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate, share videos across multiple venues, and explore privacy settings when uploading content.
With 72 hrs of content uploaded every minute and almost 3 billion views a day, the site has become an invaluable addition to the classroom that cannot be ignored.
Computer Science For Everyone (App Inventor in EDU)
In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop Android apps using MIT App Inventor 2, a blocks-based programming language for building fully-functional mobile apps. App Inventor programs are constructed by dragging and dropping components into an interface designer, and then describing the behavior of the components in a blocks-based programming environment. While an app is being built, it can be tested in live development mode on an Android device connected to the computer via wireless or a USB tether. App Inventor meets students where they are: in the ubiquitous, hand-held, immersive environment afforded by mobile technology. Educators universally report that students are drawn in by the “wow factor” of being able to create their own apps with meaningful utility that can be shared with friends and family.
The workshop will introduce participants to computational concepts relevant to mobile apps: event-based programming, location awareness, social computing, persistence and sharing, and leveraging the sensors and actuators of mobile devices. The workshop will also present pedagogical materials (lessons, tutorials, assignments) and approaches. A laptop and gmail account are required for this workshop. Participants can borrow Android devices to use during the workshop or use their own Android devices. Those bringing their own device should do the setup ahead of time. (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/get-started.html)
*note: Registration for this event is free and restricted to attendees of the two day Summit. Please bring your two day ticket for admission to this event
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS March 13 & 14, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Google Apps for Education Certification Bootcamp (for Trainers)
The Google Apps for Education Certified Training serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google Apps can be used in education (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Apps for Education Qualification Tests. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun." There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for passing the Google Apps EDU tests. During the second day of this two-day bootcamp, participants prepare their applications to become Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers. Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing six tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.
Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat (for CTOs, SysAdmins, and Tech Support)
The two-day Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat is intended for an audience of technology directors, systems administrators, and others who support technology needs in schools. The content is focused on the process and challenges of migrating educational institutions from legacy systems (or current systems) to Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn best practices and current issues from experienced peers and experts. Prepared presentations and activities are supplemented by structured time for discussion and networking. Sessions will include topics such as: ￼
Overview of Google Apps Dashboard Settings Migrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google Apps
Using Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.
Migrating Large Organizations
Using the Google Apps Manager Command-line Tool
Using the Google Apps Migration Tool
Managing Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual Apps
Creating an Implementation Plan for Current Staff
Creating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and Migration
Strategies for Roll-Out Beyond a Pilot
Retention Strategies for Legacy Systems
BONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management Productivity tips for Google Apps (particularly Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs) will also be included in this two-day retreat. Participants will leave better prepared to use and support these tools in an educational context.
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.
Note: A minimum # of participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration
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