Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education)
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 in all parts of the world 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.
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 are shared.
Come prepared to be immersed in a collaborative experience and find new resources and strategies to connect you and your classroom locally or globally.
iPad users are especially welcome to join this session and realize the power and ease of collaboration using tablet technology.
Tools used during this workshop include: Google docs, Google forms, Google Scholar, Google Hangout, Google presentations, YouTube, and a selection of fun Web 2.0 tools.
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.
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.
Overview of Google Apps Dashboard SettingsMigrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google AppsUsing Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.Migrating Large OrganizationsUsing the Google Apps Manager Command-line ToolUsing the Google Apps Migration ToolManaging Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual AppsCreating an Implementation Plan for Current StaffCreating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and MigrationStrategies for Roll-Out Beyond a PilotRetention Strategies for Legacy SystemsBONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management
Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.
When & Where
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