Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam California Desert Summit featuring Google for Education)
- Family & Education
- La Quinta High School, La Quinta California
July 9, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
This one-day experience is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educational leaders. Make the most of the free tools Google offers educational institutions. Understand the Google Apps suite, and how your support staff can manage student and teacher accounts. Be prepared to make decisions regarding the benefits (and limitations) of Chromebooks and Nexus devices. And learn which tools in the Google Apps Marketplace, the Chrome Web store, and Google Drive might best benefit your organization. This session also includes a segment focused on maximizing your own productivity with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more time-saving collaborative tools. Informed by case studies and best practices, this workshop is your best preparation for the two-day institute that follows.
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. This special workshop offers something for beginners and intermediate users... and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit.
This intensive one day event is designed to help educators get the most from Google's Geo products and 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. The Google Geo Education team of experts will also explore innovative cross-curricular instructional strategies and provide resources to share with colleagues. They will introduce the many ways that educators can bring the world's geographic information to students in a compelling, fresh, and fun way.
Google on iOS for Education Workshop - NEW!
Chromebook Party - NEW!
This comprehensive workshop develops awareness of current instructional practice and exposes participants to the changes that need to occur in order for a 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks to be successful.
What teachers will learn:
-Introduction to the Chromebook in the classroom
-Specific and targeted strategies to think about and redesign their learning spaces
-Best practices for 1:1 classroom management
Google Certified Educator Bootcamp (for Trainers)
The Google Educator Certification Bootcamp 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 get qualified as a Google Educator, inspired to share with even more learners and teachers.
Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Learning 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 becoming a Google Educator.
Taking the tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.
(Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing five tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event).
Admin Console Technical Retreat - NEW
Do you manage Google Apps for your school or district? Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices? The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this technical session. In the session will provide a deep dive of the Admin Console, which will include tips on how to manage users, groups, services and chromebooks with ease. As well as a look at the third party services which will make your life easier and protect and secure your domain.
Topics covered include:
EDU focused Admin Console best practicesDeep dive walkthroughOU StructuresServicesGroupsChromebooks
Deployment Best PracticesAsset ManagementTroubleshooting
Essential Third Party Tools
Security and ComplianceBackupUser Training
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