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Behmer, Stacy

Here are 60 Chrome Extensions in 60 Minutes

Let's maximize Chrome for students and teachers by using the extensions! I will go through some of my favorite Chrome extensions in 60 minutes, so hold on to your hats! This slide deck is always being updated, so you are bound to find something new!
Level: Intermediate

LMGTFY (Let Me Google that for You) Getting the Most Out of Search

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to searching with Google! Let's explore some of the features searching with Google. If your students are smart searchers they should be able to find the information and focus on how to use it! This session will look at searching strategies and curriculum as well as activities you can use with your students.
Level: Intermediate

There is EVEN MORE with Google Apps

Once you have done the core apps that Google for Education has to offer, then it is time to keep adding tools to your toolbox! This session will go through some of those little know tools and provide ways you can incorporate them in your classroom! We will look at goodies like: Search Curriculum, Map Engine Lite, Voice, Moderator, Spell Up and Google Docs Storybuilder and some other goodies!
Level: Advanced

Google Apps Meets Marzano

How can Google Apps support implementation of Marzano’s“Art and Science of Teaching”? We will provide examples how sites, documents, forms, scripts and other Google tools can be used in applying Marzano’s design questions. Showing examples from: “What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress and celebrate success” all the way to “What will I do to communicate high expectations for students?”
Level: Intermediate

Using Google+ to Build Your PLN

Let's take a look at how you can connect with other educators to build your PLN using Google+ and Google+ Communities. This session will give you some ideas for Communities to join and how to search and find some new learnings. Google+ is a great platform to reach out and connect your students with experts and expand their learning opportunities too!
Level: Intermediate

Move to the Head of the Class, with Google Classroom!

Google Classroom is a time saver. This tool lets teachers quickly organize documents, provide feedback and communicate with their students! Simplify the distribution of docs to a student's Drive (no more file - File - Make a Copy) and easily push out communication with links and reminders. Come walk through some of the fun features of this new Google Apps for Education tool coming soon to a classroom near you.
Level: Beginning

Friesen, Benjamin

Sites: Scaffolding & Building the Ultimate Student Projects

Google Sites are an awesome platform for students to create dynamic websites that bring their learning to a larger audience. We'll quickly cover the basics but also get geeky with some tricks (like a script to auto build Sites for you) and design elements to create good looking websites. We’ll scaffold the experience, just like the classroom, to make sure you have a solid foundation before building up and transforming the way students do projects.
Level: Intermediate

iPads + Google Apps = Awesome

Get hands-on with iPads & Google to learn how iPad districts are leveraging Google Apps for Education and making the most of both platforms. We’ll dig deep into Google Drive on iOS but will also explore Google Search, YouTube Capture, Geo Apps and Google Plus.
Level: Beginning

Creating Digital Field Trips with Maps Engine Lite

Go 0-60 mph with the new Google Maps Engine Lite. We’ll highlight some of the new features in this total rebuild of Google Maps and explore classroom applications, complete with live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Learn how to customize and edit your own maps by creating placemarks and importing data to create rich multi-layered maps faster than ever before. The Earth is interdisciplinary, come find out how you can integrate these tools in your classroom.
Level: Intermediate

Creating the Ultimate Sub Plan with Google Apps

Tap into the Google Apps and related tools to make your days out of the classroom as painless as possible. We?ll explore some proven methods of being in two places at the same time (YouTube and related apps), reading your students minds (Google Form tricks and Add-ons) and ways to tap into student agency to make your sub plan unsinkable while saving time. You won?t just keep you class afloat, you?ll keep them steaming ahead and you?ll never look back.
Level: Intermediate

YouTube Playlists Rule my School and Everyone is Happy

We’ll get going by exploring YouTube EDU and practical tips for finding good video content to spark classroom discussion and engage students. You will create a channel, playlists and subscribe to awesome EDU related channels. In addition to learning the tips and tricks you will also get some good classroom activities, strategies and ideas of how to use YouTube for learning in your classroom.
Level: Beginning

Back to the (Classroom of the) Future

Join me on an epic journey back to the classroom of the future. After 7 years of innovation and insanity in a junior high classroom, I reached 88 mph and jumped into the world of digital content. Get hands-on with the web and Google Apps and glean the best strategies, discoveries, trends and ideas I would immediately implement in my own classroom to foster and amplify learning for all students.
Level: Intermediate

Jiang, Jia

Jia Jiang Q and A Followup

You've heard the Fearbuster talk, now have your questions answered!
Level: Beginning

Jia Jiang: Fearbuster!

Jiang is the founder of FearBuster, a keynote speaker and author of a soon to be released book by Crown Publishing on how to overcome rejection. Several years after Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he took a life-altering risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship. His result was everyone's biggest fear?rejection. This became the catalyst that set Jiang on the path to his true calling.

To conquer the fear of rejection, Jiang embarked on a personal quest and started a blog to face 100 Days of Rejection. His journey revealed a world that was hidden in plain sight; a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. He discovered that rejection can be much less painful than we believe, and that the fear of rejection is much more destructive than we know.

Jiang has taken his message to the stage and is now a highly sought-after keynote speaker. His story has been profiled in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Yahoo News, Forbes, and The Huffington Post. Jiang takes his audience on a journey of triumph and self-discovery, and leaves them with actionable teaching skills and a better understanding of the impact of social media in our new world order.


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Kafka, Chad

Adding On with Add-ons

You’ve heard about the newer “Add-ons” feature in Google Drive, right? Not really? Well come explore what Add-ons are and how you can work them into your workflows within Google Drive. We will explore and show how to use some of the popular Add-ons as an educator to increase efficiency in your workflow. **For the purposes of this session, you will be best suited to have a laptop or Chromebook.
Level: Beginning

Drive-ing Further

So at this point, you know how to use Google Drive. You get how to create files and how to organize them into folders and the like. But what else can you do? What are some of those tricks or tips to best organize your workflow? What apps or extensions can you add into Chrome to really capitalize on using Google Drive as your 'online hard drive?' This session will share some tips for how to really maximize using Google Drive.
Level: Intermediate

Raiders of the Lost Chrome

Ever feel like the wandering adventurer when it comes to seeking out which internet browser is best? It’s a JUNGLE out there! Come learn why Chrome is the fabled prize above all others when it comes to your internet adventures. During this session, we will explore apps, extensions, tips and tricks that will help you turn Chrome into an awesome productivity tool personally and professionally. Already a full fledged “Chrome-ologist?” Come share your expertise with others so we can all acquire our fortune and glory...
Level: Beginning

Creating Community on Google+

One of the hidden gems to using Google+ is the ability to create a “Community.” Communities are fast becoming a great way to organize a group, class or team around a certain topic. Wondering how to create a "G+ Community" while building community at the same time? Come learn the logistics for setting up a community and some tips for sustainability and interactivity!
Level: Beginning

Move to the Head of the Class, with Google Classroom!

Google Classroom is Google's new educator tool and workflow system! This tool lets teachers quickly organize documents, provide feedback and communicate with their students! Simplify the distribution of docs to a student?s Drive (no more file "File - Make a Copy") and easily push out communication with links and reminders. Come walk through some of the fun features of this new Google Apps for Education tool coming soon to a classroom near you.
Level: Intermediate

Lanier, Dee

Gone Google, Go Dojo!

Train students to become proficient in Google Apps and become your school tech support! We have trained several groups of students at Crossroads Charter HS and Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte, NC, and there are several success stories of other schools implementing student-focused Google training programs across the globe! Come and hear how you can train up Ninjas at your school and multiply your hands on support for faculty and staff.
Level: Beginning

Gone Google, Got iPads?

Got iPads and Google Apps? Fear they don't mix well? If your school is one of the many that have adopted Google Apps and deployed iPads for education, this session is for you! We cover 20+ Apps in 50 mins, and every participant is challenged to identify with at least 10 new apps or work-flow solutions by the end of the session. Get ready, this one is fast-paced!
Level: Beginning

Go Google, Go Plus!

Take your Apps experience to a new level by using Google+ to connect, collaborate, create, communicate, and crowd source. Use Google+ for creating your own PLN, engaging in existing PLC's, backing up personal and student media, participating in live video conferences, and so much more! New to Google+, make me your first add at google.com/+deelanier.
Level: Intermediate

Gone Google, Go Play!

Be efficient, productive, and wildly creative by using Google's flagship browser and arguably most foundational software- Google Chrome. This is a mash-up of everything you can think of involving Chrome- Search, Sync, Ominibar functionality, cool classroom apps and extensions, distinguishing ChromeOS from the Chrome browser and even some mobile Chrome app tips and tricks.In this workshop we will take an in-depth look into the Google Play for Education program to discover and share apps, books, and videos for your K-12 environment. Finally take the hassle out of deploying tablets in your educational space!
Level: Beginning

Gone Google, Go Mobile!

With the emergence of BYOD, the demand for digital dexterity has never been greater. We will have an "open" discussion on the importance of choosing to use technology that is accessible to all students and effectively utilizing cross-platform mobile apps in the classroom. In this session we look at some of the most popular Google Apps and functionality across Android, iOS, and discuss some of the challenges of supporting Windows Mobile, Kindle Fire, and other personal devices students may own. Please bring your own experiences and success stories of BYOD implementation as well as some of the challenges in managing mixed devices in the classroom as well!
Level: Beginning

Lee, Tim

Chromebook rollout and deployment Best Practices

Learn how to plan, prep and deploy Chromebooks with ease in your school. After a general overview of the device selection, we will discuss best practices and lessons learnt for piloting Chromebooks. We will explore the key settings and tools you should have on your toolbelt to deploy and manage Chromebooks
Level: Intermediate

Game of Chromes

In the battle against other browsers, Chrome is well-armed, and House Google has the right to the throne. In this session we will look at what tools you should have in your arsenal to combat and defeat inefficiency, frustration and bad browsing habits. Once you've allied with Chrome, your browsing experience will never be the same!
Level: Intermediate

Google Apps Admin Console Best Practices for Schools

Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices for your school or district? Peter will provide an overview of the Admin Console, which will include tips on user management, groups, services to have on and, sometimes more importantly, off. This session will also include a look at the objectionable content filter and why it is imperative in a school setting. By default, the console is not fully configured for a school environment -- this session will tell you what settings you really need to change.
Level: Intermediate

What is the next stop on your Google Apps Journey? Round table / Q&A Session

Even though we are all at different stages of our GAFE adoption, we are all on the same journey. Come and discuss your ideas, questions and lessons learnt with fellow attendees and presenters at this open roundtable Q & A session.
Level: Beginning

What is on your GAFE Admin Toolbelt?

In this session we will discuss the key tools and services that you should consider having on your Toolbelt as a GAFE Administrator as you roll out GAFE and Chromebooks. Whether you are veteran GAFE Admin or just starting out, come along to explore tips and tricks that will make your life easier and save you valuable time.
Level: Advanced

Martinez, Monica

Google Educator Programs

If you are interested in becoming an official Google Educator, an Authorized Google Education Trainer, or a Google Certified Teacher, then this session is for you. Join Monica Martinez, Authorized Google Education Trainer and Administrator, as she shares information on these three programs and on how to best prepare yourself to be successful. Resources, tips, and next steps will be shared.
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Advanced Google Apps Tips and Tricks

Become a "Google Power User" by learning some advanced tips. During this session we'll cover Drive settings, custom generating QR Codes in Spreadsheets, comments and bookmarks in Docs, labs and settings in GMail and Calendar, and some tricks in Sites.
Level: Advanced

Become a Power Searcher

In a world with so much information on the Web, information literacy is more critical than ever. Join us as we share best practices and tools for becoming power searchers. Search operators, advanced search techniques, search tools, Google’s custom search engine and more will be covered. Google Chrome search tips and tricks as well as extensions for more efficient searching will be covered.
Level: Beginning

Get Your Google On: Google A - Z

There's more to Google than just Google search. In fact, there is a Google tool for every letter in the alphabet. Join me in this fast-paced session as I share more great free Google resources like Google Art Projects, Drive Apps, Google Custom Search Engine, Google Channels, Teach Parents Tech, Chrome must-have plug-ins, and so many more. Attendees will walk away with an extensive list of tools that are easy to set up and use in your classrooms today.
Level: Beginning

Leverage the Power of YouTube

With 48 hours of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. During this session we will explore how YouTube works, locate YouTube EDU channels, and implement the use of Chrome extensions that take the fear out of showing videos. Learn how to edit your videos with YouTube's amazing editing features and create your own YouTube channel for your classroom or for professional development. Combine video with Google Drive apps for note taking, Forms to survey, and Sites to personalize and differentiate instruction. YouTube is your power tool for learning.
Level: Intermediate

Embracing the Awesomeness of Google Chrome

Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. During this session we will highlight tips and tricks of Chrome, tabs, bookmarks, extensions and more. Whether you're new to Chrome or looking to take full advantage of your browser, this session will offer something for everyone. Come discover the awesomeness of Google Chrome.
Level: Beginning

INSPIRE. SHARE. EMPOWER. MOVE. Change the World

After two days of resources, ideas, and inspiration, feeling blissfully overwhelmed is an understatement. Where do you go from here? What?s the next step? Join us as we embark on this journey together.
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mCover, iPearl

24/7 Protection to Chromebook laptops with mCover® Hard Cases

iPearl Inc offers mCover® hard shell cases for all models of Chromebook laptops on the market. mCover® hard cases are custom-designed to fit a specific Chromebook model for best fit and 24/7 protection. It also comes with ergonomically designed features like retractable fit for wrist comfort and better heat dissipation. mCover® hard cases are protecting over 1,000,000 laptops around the world now and have been used in over 500 K12 schools around the world.
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Schroeder, Molly

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks

Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.
Level: Intermediate

Google Sites for ePortfolios

Google Sites allows users to create websites for free. Come and see how you can use Google Sites for student portfolios at all grades.
Level: Intermediate

Anytime, Anywhere Learning with YouTube and Forms

Using YouTube and the Google Apps for Education you can flip your class for anytime, anywhere learning. YouTube is the ultimate source of educational and engaging videos for every occasion. Learn how to leverage extensive capabilities of YouTube and video in the classroom. This workshop will share the best places to find pre-vetted YouTube EDU videos for the K-12 classroom and how to combine video with Google Forms to survey, personalize and differentiate instruction.
Level: Beginning

Best Practices in a Paperless Classroom

Come and learn some of the best practices for establishing a paperless classroom using Google Apps. We will learn how to best organize our Drive, use Scripts or Add Ons like gClass Folders and Doctopus to automate the workflow with students and have conversations about how to best use digital tools for student learning
Level: Beginning

Iron Chef: Google Sites vs. Blogger

Before you update your web presence or assign your students to make one, make sure you know the right recipe. Molly Schroeder and and John Unruh-Friesen will do battle in Kitchen Stadium to help you decide whether Iron Chef Molly’s Sites dish or Iron Chef John’s Blogger dish scores better in taste, plating, and originality.
Level: Beginning

Tech Team, Council Bluffs

Accidental Rewards: Student Lead Technology Support Centers

The Council Bluffs Community School District is a Google Apps for Education District. The District's experience with the Chromebook dates back to 2011 with the Beta test of the Cr-48 in K-12. Currently all students in Grades 3-12 use their own portable computing device,; a Google Chromebook,This session will focus on operating student lead tech centers in a 1:1 environment. Procedures and best practices for using students to augment tech support will be shared with attendees. Students technicians will be present to offer their perspective.
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Thiele, Henry

Strategies for Getting Administrators to use Google

This session will take a look at strategies and tools administrators can use to model the use of Google Tools. Following the SAMR model we will investigate how to move from basic substitution of daily tasks to a complete redefinition of how we communicate ideas and information to our educational communities.
Level: Beginning

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks - Lessons Learned from Year 1

Over the past year District 207 moved to 1:1 with Chromebooks with over 3,000 students in grades 9 &10. This session will highlight the key steps in moving to 1:1, choosing the device, communication with parents and students, deployment and training, and lessons learned from the first year. Feedback on the first year and changes going forward will be also be shared.
Level: Beginning

Google Drawings the Most Powerful Google App You Have Never Used

Drawing is not just doodling anymore! This session will take a look at Google drawings and how it can be used as a tool for organizing complex ideas or processes. Find out how to use basic and advanced features in Google Drawings in your classroom or as a leader to graphically display information. We will look at Drawings in action and learn how to make high functioning images that will change the way you share information.
Level: Beginning

Killing the FUD and Dispelling the Myths Around GAFE and Chromebooks

The purpose of this session is to dispel some of the common concerns around Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks in 1:1 settings by illustrating how most concerns are actually misunderstandings about the legal agreement between schools and Google. Many of these center around laws like CIPA, COPPA, FERPA, and HIPPA while others are concerns about security, accessibility, ownership, ads, and costs. As a Google Certified Education Trainer and the CTO of the first K-12 schools to "Go Google" and to deploy Chromebooks I will raise each of the most common concerns discussed around the platforms and provide evidence to ease concerns and point to supporting information around the issues. We will also delve into some of the more reasonable valid concerns as well.
Level: Beginning

Awesome Tables Google Script - analyzing and visualizing data out of spreadsheets

This session will be a hands on walk through on how to use Awesome Tables to build interactive data dashboards to analyze data from Google Spreadsheets gathered through forms. With a few simple steps you can now take complex data and create a beautiful visualization of the information you gather.
Level: Beginning

Unruh-Friesen, John

Google Earth Tour Builder

John will introduce you to Google Earth Tour Builder and model a summative assessment that uses Tour Builder + YouTube. John’s 10th graders travelled across the globe AND through time to significant historical events they wanted to witness, experience, and change. The project features a series of differentiated steps that work their way up Bloom’s Taxonomy. If you’re not a history teacher...no problem...any curriculum that can be pinned to a geographical location can benefit from Tour Builder. Make a ‘lit trip’ and follow the Joad family from Oklahoma to California, tour the greatest sports arenas in the world, introduce yourself to your students by showing your personal journey, etc.
Level: Intermediate

Zen Master Design

Learn how to make the information you are presenting beautiful and activate your audience’s higher-order thinking skills. Retrain yourself and your students to stop performing PowerPoint Karaoke – the tendency to turn your back on the audience and read exactly what’s on the screen, to the screen. Past participants have been motivated to turn ugly slides cluttered with bullets and pixellated images into beautiful slides that are simple. Elegant. And more meaningful. Learn to do more...with less.
Level: Beginning

Quiz Magic - Work Smarter...not Harder

Before Quiz Magic: I said "Read your textbook" and students didn't. I got mad and created pop-quizzes to penalize students who didn't read. Then spent way too much class-time covering knowledge-level material and way too much home-time grading quizzes. After Quiz Magic: Use Google Forms to create open-book, open-note reading quizzes that students complete outside of class-time. Use the Flubaroo Add On to automagically grade the quizzes and send detailed feedback to students. Students actually read the textbook, they're more prepared for summative assessments, we have richer class discussions, I'm spending less time grading, and I've reclaimed hours of instructional time to help students build a deeper understanding of our coursework.
Level: Beginning

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Flipping

Are you a reluctant flipper? Change that with a simple and elegant way to incorporate flipped lessons in your classroom. Go paperless, save time, and accelerate student learning. Come explore this approach adapted from Dr. Ramsey Musallam's flip strategy. Create a powerful flipped lesson using only two questions, YouTube, and Google Forms - your students will thank you for not making them watch a boring 45 minute lecture on their 1:1 device ;)
Level: Beginning

Creating an Interactive Classroom with Pear Deck

Pear Deck makes it easy to plan and build interactive lessons directly from your Google Drive that promote active learning in the classroom. As students interact with the lesson on their own devices, real-time data provides instructors the feedback they need to shift their instruction.
Level: Beginning

Wacker, Michael

Google Drive: Your Computer and Workflow on the Cloud (Beginner Session)

Google Docs has undergone some massive changes of late, not the least of which is the integration with Google Drive. In this session, we will explore the extended capabilities of Google Drive including collaboration tools, online storage, offline access, and Drive Apps.
Level: Beginning

Google Sites: Customize a Portfolio Template in 60 Minutes (Intermediate Session)

You've built a site, and it was meh. You want something that looks nice, easy UI, aesthetically sweet, and super functional. Let's build it using Google this session. We will start with three possible paths (PD Collaborative Site, Teacher Site, Intranet, and Portfolio) Choose your adventure and work with others also building in this high paced interactive session. Walk away with a model, some tips, and a head full of ideas to pay forward. Basic Navigation of Sites as a pre-req. This session will be high paced, topics include, better navigation tips, making scripts work for you, site organization and structure, User Interface, and much more.
Level: Beginning

What's up Doc(s) Google Apps in the Classroom publishing, editing, collaboration tips and tricks

Google Docs give us a dynamic, even more collaborative, user friendly, highly functional productivity tool that is light years ahead of anything else out there. Move beyond the static workflow environment and take advantage of the full suite of dynamic features that are now standard in Google Apps. Let's peek at what's new and explore what's possible when we give our kids access to this tool and these advanced features.
Level: Beginning

30+ Forgotten buckets of Googlicious Awesomeness

Sure there are those easy targets for awesome. Everyone knows how great, Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Plus, etc are. But there are so many more hidden gems or strategies for use that need uncovering and time to explore. Let's look at a bunch of these and spend time sharing ways we are using some of these tools in EDU
Level: Beginning

A Blended Learning Ecosystem Built Within the Google Apps Core Suite

What if we could achieve the "verbs" of what makes blended learning such a fantastic methodology by using tools that anyone with an internet connection can access 24/7. Through the use of the Google Apps Core Suite (Docs, Sites, Calendar, Mail) we are able to leverage tighter feedback loops and provide student-centric digital spaces for collaboration and sharing. We have access to an easy to use space for legacies and portfolios of higher level project(s), and ridiculously simple access points via mail and chat to the big three interactions we need to leverage; student/teacher, student/student, and student/content.
Level: Beginning