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Midwest Google in Education Summit November 3-5, 2013 1/2 day Pre-Summit Workshops Sunday, Nov. 3 Midwest Google in Education Summit Nov. 4-5 Glacier Canyon LodgeWisconsin Dells, WI  

The Midwest Google Apps Summit is a high intensity two day, hands on conference that focuses on integrating Google Apps for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments.  All presentations will be Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators and local Googley talent.

Monday, November 4 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Backchannel and Google Hangouts: Developing student thinking for the purpose of communicating effectively in the 21st century.

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As teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms, the challenge is promoting the skills it takes for students to get from ideas to publication. Students need to learn how to communicate safely online. This session will introduce backchannel technology to engage students into practicing content driven, analytical feedback, that is easily monitored or assessed, leading to publications such as blogs, Wikis, Edmodo, or other media tools. Google Hangouts allow students to expand their thinking and communication beyond the classroom audience. Students are able to recognize the rigor it takes to produce communications I beyond remembering and understanding to analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and publishing. Student will use Google Hangout to promote thinking, debate, and interact live with parents, students, and other school officials. Using Google Calendar, teachers can invite anyone to join in on the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Kohl

Timothy Kohl

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District
For the last few years, technology has changed the way I have been teaching. Preparing my students to read, think and communicate in the 21st century has become a passion for me. My passion for technology prompted me to consider a position as a district technology integration coach... Read More →
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Dave Last

IT Transition Specialist, Oshkosh Area School District
I have been working in the Oshkosh Area School District since 2001. I am a member of the Technology Services team. I have been in charge of the life cycle of our Chromebooks since we adopted them in our district during the 2012 - 2013 school year. I have also been involved in our... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra C/D

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