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

Google Classroom: A Beginner's Guide

Session Description

Classroom is Google's easy to use and incredibly powerful tool for teachers. Come learn the basics of how this free app can manage, automate, and organize your students' work across the curriculum. While Classroom is designed to be simple, this doesn't mean that students can't use it for outside-of-the-box projects and assignments! It is so much more than just a digital photocopier. Spend more time teaching and less time tech-ing with Google Classroom!
Level: Beginner


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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