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Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education)


Monday, April 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (AEST)

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April 14, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

Got Google? Go Global!

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.

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. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users... and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit


YouTube for Educators Workshop

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.


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.
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 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 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.

Have questions about Pre-Summit Workshops (EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education)? Contact EdTechTeam

When & Where

Presbyterian Ladies' College
Boundary St
Croydon, NSW NSW 2132

Monday, April 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (AEST)

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