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Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam New Zealand South Island Summit featuring Google for Education)


Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM (NZST)

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April 22, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

Got Google? Go Global!
Workshop Leader: Julie Lindsay

This 1-day workshop will explore the concept, power and magic of collaboration through the use of Google resources and tools
The ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with educators and students using common online tools has changed the learning paradigm. A typical 21st century educator is a connected learner, knows how to communicate in a reliable and responsible ways, and 'flattens' the walls of the classroom to provide collaborative experiences for enhanced learning outcomes using emerging technologies, both locally and globally.

Led by the co-founder of award winning Flat Classroom Projects, Julie Lindsay, this hands-on session will explore the pedagogy of collaboration and co-creation using a variety of tools. Educators will connect locally in teams for simple collaborations, and then learn how to take the local to global through effective curriculum design and management. Both synchronous and asynchronous strategies for global interactions and meaningful collaborative learning will be shared.

Come prepared to be immersed in a collaborative experience and find new resources and strategies to connect you and your classroom.

Google for Educational Leaders
Workshop Leader: Rob Clarke
This one-day experience is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educational leaders. This session will include a mixture of practical skills, possibilities and time savers, all designed with the needs of busy school leaders in mind. 
What you will get from this workshop:
  • An overview of the various parts of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and an understanding of the amazing possibilities this suite offers learning;
  • An overview of the administration of GAFE, including awareness of some of the common pitfalls when installing it;
  • Examples of possibilities for enhancing and extending school administration/organisation, performance management, template creation, development of curriculum, student voice, how GAFE can link into your web site,  and more;
  • Practical tips for maximizing your own productivity with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and other time-saving collaborative tools;
  • Links between the New Zealand Curriculum, your school vision for elearning and GAFE;
  • Time to work on action plans to develop next steps for your school.
Please bring with you the following:
  • Your school charter;
  • A copy of the New Zealand Curriculum;
  • Any action plans for elearning/ICT you may wish to look at as part of the workshop;
  • Ideas for skills you want to learn using Google Apps and a readiness to share. 
As preparation for this workshop each participant will be asked to complete a short survey identifying their needs/wants and aspects they wish to look at more closely.

YouTube for Educators Workshop
Workshop Leader: Jim Sill

In the past, educators have often ignored or banned YouTube due to the site's reputation for unsuitable content. In 2011, YouTube made a commitment to education with YouTube for Teachers and YouTube for Schools. Former television producer and YouTube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, takes you beyond the honey badger and walks you through the many ways you can use the site safely and effectively in your classroom.  

Using video with students has been shown to initiate wonder and spawn questions.  Jim will 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!)
  • Create classroom content using Creative Commons videos
  • Produce animations with YouTube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate.
  • Share videos across multiple venues
  • Explore privacy settings when uploading content
  • Tips and tricks on creating a channel for hosting your own 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.

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.

Important Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.
Have questions about Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam New Zealand South Island Summit featuring Google for Education)? Contact EdTechTeam

When & Where

Burnside High School
151 Greers Road
Christchurch, Canterbury 8053
New Zealand

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM (NZST)

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