Great Plains Summit: July 16th to 17th, 2020

Gettin' Googley in a K-5 Classroom

Session Description

Google Apps for Ed in an elementary school classroom? Ab. So. Lute. Ly. They are not only great collaboration tools for your students, but they also make for easy parent-teacher communication. Come learn some innovative ways that Google for Education Innovator and Trainer Donnie Piercey uses G-Suite with his fifth graders at a small school just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. Whether you're 1:1, BYOD, or only have access to a single computer, your elementary classroom can still get Googley!
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Session Schedule

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Session Presenter

Donnie Piercey
Fifth Grade Teacher and District Tech Integration Specialist
Eminence, KY

Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his twelve year teaching career. Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery). Donnie is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and the lead for the Google Earth Education Advisory Board (GEEAB) in North America. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and two children.

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