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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.

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Monday, November 4
 

8:30am

Expeditions, Journeys, Curiosity and Wonder

How imaginative is school?  What kinds of big ideas come from education that transform things?  Does education have the capacity to generate its own bold and magnificent ideas?  Does education, as an institution, have the capacity to wonder, to innovate and to take on a new expedition, one in which the outcome is possibly not known?  How will educators write the invitation to that expedition?  Isn't it time to finally write that invitation?

Over the next several days and beyond, take time to explore these questions.  By yourself.  With others.  Challenge yourself to develop your own call to action, and to purposefully rekindle a spirit of wonder about what you do, what’s possible, and how to realize it.   It’s time to write a new manifesto for learning, one that is actionable, and one that makes a difference in the education of students.  This presentation seeks to encourage you to do just that, to be curious, to go on a new journey, to wonder, and to take that next great expedition that will make all the difference.



Speakers
avatar for David Jakes

David Jakes

Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC
A recognized leader in the educational design and technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools. David’s thought... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone Ballroom

9:45am

Drawing and Image Manipulation
In the past, in order to do any decent image editing, you needed to spend hundreds of dollars on software. Not any more. Today we can use free web-based tools (some provided by Google) to do anything from simple effects to advanced layering and masking. This session will include basics of Google Drawing, image editing, and a discussion of the ways that teachers and students can use these tools to impact learning.

Speakers
avatar for David Tess

David Tess

Director of Digital Education, Wisconsin Lutheran College
David Tess serves at Wisconsin Lutheran College as the Director of Digital Education. Before beginning at WLC in 2012, he spent seven years teaching middle school and serving as a technology coordinator. He's helped many schools register and transition to GAFE, leading faculty development... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 3

9:45am

Google Forms for Student Self-Assessment & Reflection
Getting Geeky: Using Google Forms for Student Reflection and Student Self-Assessment. The million dollar questions: How can we create reflecting learners? How can we help students become experts on their own learning? Answer to the million dollar questions: Google Forms. See how one classroom is using Google Forms to enable students to collect and analyze rich data on the state of their own learning. See how one school is using Google Forms to enable students to see their individual growth from one school year to the next. Most importantly, learn how you can replicate such a system and customize it for your classroom and your school.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Felske

Claudia Felske

Tech Integration Specialist / Language Arts Teacher, East Troy Community Schools
Google Apps Certified Trainer. Nationally Board Certified Language Arts Teacher. 2011 Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. Technophile. Bibliophile. Generally Curious Human Being.


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Math Tools for Google Chrome

GeoGebra, Desmos and Daum Equation Editor are three outstanding mathematics tools that are available as Google Chrome Web Apps with Google Drive integration. This means that students can create and explore with these free web-based mathematical tools with the added benefit of Google Drive’s sharing capabilities and anywhere access.

GeoGebra (geogebra.org) is dynamic geometry software, similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad. Desmos (desmos.com) is a beautiful, browser based graphing calculator that makes traditional graphing calculators look like a slide rule. Daum Equation Editor is a web based equation editor that can be used as an alternative to MathType.

In this hands on session you will be learn how to get started with each of these apps, along with some examples how how they can be incorporated into your mathematics curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
"I am the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier A/B

9:45am

Your Life in Drive
You are now in a Google Apps for Education school, you been told to use Drive? What does all this mean. This beginning session will look at the ways that you can use drive and make drive work better for you. Putting your files in Drive can allow you to collaborate with peers, administration, community members as well as students. Learn some tips and tricks to make it more efficient for you to use this powerful part of Google

Speakers
avatar for Katie Grassel

Katie Grassel

Google Innovator & Trainer, Business & Information Technology Instructor
Katie is a Google Innovator and Trainer. She uses her passion for technology to teach and engage students and teachers. Her role as a Business and Information Technology teacher has her exposed to many new trends in technology as well as the demands of what business is looking for... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Synergyse Training for Google Apps
Come learn about change management with Google Apps for Education and Synergyse Training for Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Majid Manzarpour

Majid Manzarpour

Founder & CTO, Synergyse
Founder & CTO, Synergyse Former Head of IT, Google Canada


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier C/D

9:45am

Creating Immersive Learning Environments with Mixed Media and Google
This session provides participants with an understanding of how to design interactive and immersive learning environments in Google Apps by blending together a wide variety of different media. Specifically, participants will learn how to remix the rich media resources of the Web, as well as content created in Apps itself, to create dynamic online learning environments in Google Sites and Google Earth.  Leave the session with a new understanding how the components of Google Apps can work together to create and support rich learning based in inquiry and discovery.

Speakers
avatar for David Jakes

David Jakes

Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC
A recognized leader in the educational design and technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools. David’s thought... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 4

9:45am

Google Apps for Administrators - Getting Going
Just getting started with Google Apps? Andy Crozier, practicing administrator, will demonstrate how he uses Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to collaborate with staff and create efficiency in the school district.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Google Docs for Begninners
Get ready, get set-- DOC! This session is for the true beginner to Google Docs and is a hands-on session into the Google Drive environment. We'll log you in, get you familiar with your Drive home page, and get you creating your first Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Drawing! We'll also find out exactly how you can share your masterpieces with your students', colleagues, and parents' emails and organize your Drive world with folders. We'll wrap up our session with a few great use cases in the classroom to get your brains thinking about all of the amazing possibilities of Google Drive! Come ready to create, learn, and collaborate.

Speakers
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Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

Google Site Make and Take!
This session will show you the myriad of different Google Sites you can create and will walk you through the features of a Google Site. You will learn some tricks for creating classroom and school sites including leveraging Google Groups to share out the site and accompanying documents or calendars. The companion Make and Take session directly following this presentation will allow you to create your own Google Sites!

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

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...

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 2

11:00am

Reading Meet 21st Century: Using Subtext to Engage Readers and Deepen Understanding
Subtext is a collaborative reading app that provides teachers with a platform to embed their own great instruction right in the pages of books, articles, and PDFs. It allows teachers to make student groups, interact collaboratively with the reading, ask comprehension questions and add additional visual information to expand student comprehension of reading material. With Subtext, teachers can address all learning styles and easily differentiate instruction. It works seamlessly with GAFE so students and teachers can paste reading passages into Google Docs for easy reading reflections and learning moments- empowering connected learning experiences. Subtext bridges the gap between reading and text dependent writing. If you are not reading with Subtext, by the end of this session you will be ready to use it in your classroom. Subtext is pure educational bliss for teachers. Subtext is available on the iPad, Edmodo and the Web today. Bring your iPad or Chromebook to this hands-on demo-and-do session to learn how to integrate Subtext into your classroom.

Speakers
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Sara Speicher

DCT
Sara is a 9th grade reading and AVID teacher at Hopkins West Junior High School, Minnetonka, MN. Sara is a Tech Integration Specialist and a member of the Digital Content Team in the Hopkins School District. She is a Google Apps for EDU Trainer and has presented at conferences and... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier C/D

11:00am

Re-Imagining the Spaces in Which We Learn
It's not hard to recognize the typical "classroom."  They haven't changed much.  And while we can honor all the learning that has taken place in that space, there is more to understand about how spaces can be designed to create environments that serve learners in 2013 and beyond.  Today, students have an opportunity to learn within an ever-expanding learning space, one that is filled with opportunities to seek on-demand learning, and learning that is free from the constraints of time, space and place.  Join David Jakes as we re-envision the intersection of space and learning, and build a new understanding about how learning institutions can create exciting and transformative physical and virtual spaces that extend learning into different dimensions.

Speakers
avatar for David Jakes

David Jakes

Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC
A recognized leader in the educational design and technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools. David’s thought... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 4

11:00am

Google Site Make and Take!
This workshop will allow participants to create their own Google Sites. It is a direct follow up to the Love at First Google Site presentation. Participants will create their own school, staff or event Google Sites and practice the skills demonstrated in the previous session.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 1

11:00am

Make & Take for Google Forms for Student Reflection and Student Self-Assessment
Learn the "how to" logistics of leveraging Google Forms for Students Self-Assessment and Reflection. Leave this session with a customized plan in place for your own classroom/school and the Google forms to support it. Step-by-step, hands-on instruction will be given along with supported work time for you to turn your students into reflective learners who collect and analyze data on their progress from year to year.

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Felske

Claudia Felske

Tech Integration Specialist / Language Arts Teacher, East Troy Community Schools
Google Apps Certified Trainer. Nationally Board Certified Language Arts Teacher. 2011 Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. Technophile. Bibliophile. Generally Curious Human Being.


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra C/D

11:00am

Digital Writing with Apps and the Web
Digitize the writing process with Google Apps for Education. In this session we will walk through the entire writing process of pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising and publishing all with Google Apps. We will also explore other Web 2.0 ways that you can publish digital writing across all grade levels. Remember, digital writing is not just for english teachers!

Speakers
TP

Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra E/F

11:00am

Getting Up to Speed with Google Spreadsheets
So, like all educators, you’re up to eyeballs in data.  Whether you’ve collected the data via Google Forms or your principal wants you to analyze some assessment data, what do you do?  Join us at this session for the top 10+ tips and tricks you can use Google SHEETS in your school tomorrow. This is not a session for statisticians, it’s for educators needing to jumpstart their skills in using a Google tool that makes them more efficient.  ** This session is perfect for those people wanting to go to more advanced scripting and form’s session at the Summit but still need to cover the basics.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Scheibach

Brian Scheibach

Director of Technology Services, CESA 5
Director of Technology Services, CESA 5 Portage, WI


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 3

11:00am

Going Google!
Is your district looking to move to Google Apps for Education? This session will cover best practices in planning a successful deployment. Topics covered will include pre-planning, change management, and deployment scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier A/B

11:00am

Google Apps for Administrators - Gearing Up
Already know the basics for gmail, calendar, and docs/drive? Need to get a little deeper for administrative uses of Google Apps? Then this session will be for you. Andy Crozier, Superintendent at Andrew Schools, will show you how his school is using Drive/Docs, Google Sites, and other fun Google tools to build collaboration and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra A/B

11:00am

The Power of Images in Google Apps
We live in a media rich world but much of our traditional classroom delivery is text-based. Rediscover tips to better utilize Google Image Search. Leverage new features in the Google Apps suite to promote the use of images and media to increase student engagement and learning. Rethink your presentations using principles of design. Successful technology integration can be as simple as putting images before words. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 2

11:00am

What's Google+ and How can I use it to build a course?
This session will examine strategies for using Google+ as the communication hub for your classroom. Walk through how to manage your class and information through circles, pages, communities, photos, and events. We will also dive into hangouts as a powerful tool to taking your classroom to the cloud!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday November 4, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:00pm

Backchannel and Google Hangouts: Developing student thinking for the purpose of communicating effectively in the 21st century.
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 →
avatar for Dave Last

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

1:00pm

Getting Going with Google Sites
Review what works and what doesn't work with teacher websites, and create a site from scratch or a template using Google Sites. Learn from a Google Certified Teacher the core features of Sites as well as some advanced tips and tricks. Walk away with your site up and running!

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 3

1:00pm

Google Glass in Class
In this session, you will find out what Google Glass is including a live demo of Google Glass's current capabilities. You will get to see the Glass interface, and experience some of the current applications on Glass that could have a profound impact on education both for teachers and students. Then we will have a discussion about the positives and negatives of having Glass in the Class. Your questions are welcome! You might even get to try them out!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 2

1:00pm

Teacher Dashboard - Manage your Google Apps classroom
Gain an extra hour a day for every teacher on Google Apps  Save time and effort managing your Google Apps classroom with Teacher Dashboard.
* see actual student activity by classroom
* set up your student and class folders automatically
* distribute personalized documents to your students in just a few clicks
* ensure student safety - review and audit student email
* reset student passwords rapidly without bogging down IT
* let parents view read-only versions of student online work
* Guide students to stay on task - see and manage student desktops in real time

Speakers
avatar for Chris Buja

Chris Buja

VP Business Development, Hapara
Chris Buja founded Summit Preparatory Charter High School, among the top ranked public high school in the country.  He serves as VP of Business Development for Hapara, the world's leading classroom platform for Google Apps for Education. His prior experience includes Google datacenters... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Back for Seconds! Let's Get Cookin' Google Has Even More
Let's take a look at some of the other ingredients that Google provides and how those can be used in the K-12 setting. Some of the tools that you can put on your plate include: Voice, Keep, Books, Maps, Alerts, Scholar, Hangouts, Google+ and Translate! We will explore these tools and others and see how they are being used by educators to spice up teaching and learning! Be ready for a fast paced session with demos of these tools in action!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:00pm

Be gClassy
This session will walk you through using gClassFolders and gClassHub to organize your classroom Google Documents for you and your students.

Speakers

Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra A/B

1:00pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools and Flipped Education
Molly Schroeder is currently a Technology Integration Specialist with Edina Public Schools and a Global Educational Technology specialist. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She has a masters in Elementary Education and two graduate... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1

1:00pm

Creating Interactive Maps in the New Maps Engine: Vroom! Vroom!
Come and find out how anyone can leverage the new Google Maps Engine to create layered customized maps. I’ll highlight the underlying philosophy and relevant ways these tools can be used to enhance what you already do well in your classroom. Connect your students to the world with interactive maps and let the learning begin.  

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 4

1:00pm

Digital Citizenship
Teach students how to become responsible thoughtful users of the internet. Browse resources to help plans lessons that teach appropriate and safe use of the web. Engage in conversations about the skills that students need to become digital citizens.

Speakers
TP

Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra E/F

1:00pm

Make the change! Going Google Mail
Is your district using Google Apps and not taking advantage of Google Mail? This session will cover the technical side of migrating your email systems to Google Mail. Topics covered will include mail delivery, naming conventions, and data migration.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier A/B

2:15pm

Google Drive Add-ons to Take Home to Mom
CONNECT MORE APPS! Google Drive has integrated a large number of applications to boost creativity and collaboration. What Drive add-ons are worth using in your classroom? The power of what we grew to love in Google Docs has exploded into a big collaborative family of sharing. Much of the learning and communication our students do happens online. Learn what 3rd party Google Drive apps can leverage how we organize and develop learning experiences through the web.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 4

2:15pm

iGoogle - Bringing iPads and Google Together
Come and explore how Google Apps can work on an iPad. Which work well? Which do not? What are some workarounds for leveraging Google Apps for Education on an iOS tablet? Why would you want to? Sue and Jennie will discuss these and other ideas during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be.I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sandstone 3

2:15pm

YouTube - Channel Set-up, Podcasts, Editing, & Collecting
Learn how to communicate with students, staff, and the community using YouTube. Take the first steps towards a "flipped classroom" by learning how to provide easy access to classroom information so students can learn and review at their own pace. Topics include channel set-up, creating classroom playlists of other YouTube videos, uploading videos, podcasting tools, using YouTube Editor to enhance & edit videos, collecting student videos for assessment & reflection, posting guest speaker videos (even via distance using Hangouts On Air) and more.

Speakers
avatar for Leesa Rodenkirch

Leesa Rodenkirch

Classroom Teacher and Google Certified Trainer, Arrowhead Union High School
Leesa has 15 years of teaching experience at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI and holds certifications in Biology, Broadfield Science, & Computer Science with a Masters in Professional Development. She currently teaches freshman science & Integrated Learning Academy. As a classroom... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sandstone 8/9

2:15pm

Unlock Your Data with the Power and Relevance of Google Enterprise Search
Learn how Google Search Appliance provides access to any critical data from any platform, location and device.

Speakers
TG

Thom Goodwin

Business Development Manager, SADA Systems


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Glacier C/D

2:15pm

Google Hangouts for Beginners
Google Hangouts 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. This session will introduce how you can set up Google Calendar and a Google hangout to use in your classroom presentations with minimal equipment.

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session! 

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 →
avatar for Dave Last

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 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra C/D

2:15pm

Make & Take for Be gClassy
This session is the Make & Take session to follow up the Be gClassy session. Participants in the Be gClassy session will use this time to work on setting up their own gClassFolder and gClassHub.

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session! 

Speakers

Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra A/B

2:15pm

Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom- A Classroom in the Cloud
Chromebooks and Google Chrome allow students to personalize learning in the cloud. Using Google Chrome and Chromebooks students are able to efficiently organize their digital work environment by organizing tabs, sync their bookmarks, create shortcuts, install apps and extensions and never have to worry about what device they log into. Come and try a Chromebook and learn how powerful Chrome, Google Apps for Education and learning in the cloud can be.

Speakers
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Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra E/F

2:15pm

Game On II: A Football Rematch Battle of Google Tools!
In a presentation themed around the oldest rivalry in football, Andy Crozier (Bears Fan) and Chad Kafka (Packers Fan) square off to share different uses for Google’s tools. The audience will get to decide who scores a touchdown and who sacks the quarterback! Fast paced, engaging and (hopefully!) fun with a little sports smack talk thrown in for good measure.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 2

2:15pm

Getting Ready to Deploy and Manage Chromebooks
This session is designed to show examples of a couple of schools that are bringing in chromebooks, their challenges and successes, methods of communication to stakeholders, and strategies for managing and maintaining devices. Bring your chromebook questions and we will try to answer them.

Speakers

Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Glacier A/B

2:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools and Flipped Education
Molly Schroeder is currently a Technology Integration Specialist with Edina Public Schools and a Global Educational Technology specialist. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She has a masters in Elementary Education and two graduate... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 1
 
Tuesday, November 5
 

8:30am

30+ Ways to Use Google in the Classroom
Are you looking for even more ways to use Google in your classroom to enhance learning and streamline your professional life? This session will focus on several ways to use, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, Mail and Calendar in your room and include examples tied to the Common Core. Come to this fast-paced session for more than 30 ways to make Google work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Tech Coordinator, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra C/D

8:30am

Building & Recording Tours with Google Earth
Join us to learn how easy it is to create your own Google Earth tours, and to teach your students to create them too. Whether you want to create a Google Lit Trip that follows locations in a book, a historical tour, a tour through biomes or ecosystems, a travel log of your summer vacation, or anything in between you'll be thrilled to see how simple it is to make. We'll work through the entire process together including recording narration for your tour, inserting images, inserting video, and controlling the speed of the tour.

Speakers
avatar for Aida Awad

Aida Awad

Lead Learner, To The Cloud EDU
Aida Awad is an Educational Consultant, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, former Earth Science Professor at Broward College, and Admin Academy presenter for the IL Principal's Assn. She’s a recovering high school administrator, Google Certified Trainer, long time science teacher... Read More →
avatar for Dexter Roknich

Dexter Roknich

Lead Building Technology Technician, Maine West High School
Dexter has been working in the technology field for about 8 years. Most of that time has been spent working in high schools and education. Dexter is a Certified Google Education Trainer / Google Apps Certified Trainer, a technology integration specialist, and is currently a Building... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 3

8:30am

Chromebook U
Join Mike Jaber and Dan Sitter for a “crash course” in using Chromebooks to TRANSFORM your classroom. You know your school’s getting them ... so here’s your chance to attend a session where you can learn from the experts. By the end of the session, you will understand and be more capable of using a Chromebook to:
Engage students discovery learning through technology.
Manage your new digital workflow using best practices.
Understand and utilize apps and extensions within Chrome.
Experience the change necessary in pedagogy which comes with computers in the classroom.
Master basic troubleshooting techniques with hardware.
Manage classroom behavior techniques in a Chromebook Classroom!

Moderators
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Sheboygan Area School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Michael spent the first seventeen years of his career as a secondary social studies teacher for the Fond du Lac School District. After 17 years in the classroom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sitter

Dan Sitter

Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator, The School District of North Fond du Lac
Dan Sitter is the Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator for The School District of North Fond du Lac. He previously taught Social Studies in a full 1:1 Chromebook environment and has learned many strategies for effectively managing and applying technology... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra A/B

8:30am

The Ed Tech Challenge: Building a Technology Integration Plan at the District Level
This presentation will cover the challenge of deploying Google Apps at the district level, with a focus on creating targeted, scaffolded training for educators. We will spend time discussing the connection between technology and pedagogy, and how to bring technology into the classroom by collaborating and exploring other options for delivering professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Moroder

Krista Moroder

K-12 Technology Integrator, School District of Kettle Moraine
Krista Moroder is the K-12 Technology Integrator for the Kettle Moraine School District in Wisconsin. In her role, she provides leadership of the library media specialist team and directs instructional technology planning and professional development across nine schools. Previously... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra E/F

8:30am

Creating Interactive Graphic Organizers with Lucidchart
Lucidchart is a (free) graphic organizer and mind mapping tool accessed through Google Drive that provides your students a venue to create individual understandings, but also collaborate and connect with others in an easy format. Come to this session to setup one or two mind maps as a template to get your class started, and have your students create the content!

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 4

8:30am

Can You Hear Me Now? Google Voice and Other Ways for Speech to Text and Text to Speech with Google
Google Voice is more than just a phone number. Come learn how to set up this classroom phone number and then how you can use it as a communication tool, but to collect audio files and support student learning. Students are not always the most speedy typers for one, but how can we help students make some accommodations using speech to text and text to speech features within Google Apps? Come learn!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 8/9

8:30am

Dispelling the FUD and Myths around Google Apps for Education
The purpose of this session is to dispel some of the common concerns around Google Apps for Education 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 Apps Trainer and the CTO of one of the first K-12 schools to "Go Google" I will raise each of the most common concerns discussed around the platform 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 such as total cost of ownership, bandwidth usage, and the rate of upgrades.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Glacier C/D

8:30am

Find Extra Hours in Your Week: Google Calendar and Gmail Tricks to Save You Time
Do you find your tasklist living in your inbox? Or simply want to find a way to streamline your workday? Learn about the 4Rs to get to Inbox 0 and explore some handy Gmail and Chrome tricks to make managing emails, accounts and calendars in a more effective and efficient way!

Topics and tricks covered will include:
- Google Tasks
- Email forwarding and aliases
- Chrome Users
- Calendar Sharing and Appointments
- Tricks to clear out your current inbox

After an overview of some strategies and tips, participants will actually have time to clean out their inboxes and head start on their new time-saving routines. Participants should be share to bring their own laptops (tablets will not work) so as to follow along and explore during this workshop

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 1

8:30am

Let's Take a Tour of the New Dashboard
This session will walk through the new dashboard and some of the features. Wonder where stuff is now? Mitch will show you! 

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Glacier A/B

8:30am

Sites: Scaffolding & Building the Ultimate Student Projects
Google Sites are an awesome platform for students to create dynamic websites. We'll quickly cover the basics but also get geeky with some tricks 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 building upward and transforming the way students do projects.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 2

9:45am

Power search tip & tricks to share with students
Did you know that Google estimates that just using Ctrl+F or Command+F when searching can speed up your searches by 12%? Join me to learn Power Search Tip & Tricks to make your searches more efficient and to share with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Aida Awad

Aida Awad

Lead Learner, To The Cloud EDU
Aida Awad is an Educational Consultant, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, former Earth Science Professor at Broward College, and Admin Academy presenter for the IL Principal's Assn. She’s a recovering high school administrator, Google Certified Trainer, long time science teacher... Read More →
avatar for Dexter Roknich

Dexter Roknich

Lead Building Technology Technician, Maine West High School
Dexter has been working in the technology field for about 8 years. Most of that time has been spent working in high schools and education. Dexter is a Certified Google Education Trainer / Google Apps Certified Trainer, a technology integration specialist, and is currently a Building... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 3

9:45am

Screencast and Annotate Your Lessons for Students
Are you tired of having to repeat the same information all day? Don't you wish there was an easier way? Learn how to quickly and easily use Google Hangouts to screencast your way into having more time to work one-on-one with students. We will show you how to annotate your screencasts to drive home specific points and ways to provide students the opportunity control their own learning through your embedded video links using YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Chavannes

Mickey Chavannes

Director of Instructional Technology, Cudahy School District
I am the Director of Instructional Technology for the School District of Cudahy. As the director, I have spent the past two years designing and implementing K-12 technology curriculum using GAFE. We are in our second year of a grades 6-11 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks and will... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

Using Google Apps in Middle School Madness
Come in here to hear how middle school teachers are using Google Apps to enhance student learning, engage middle school minds and excite the learning of students who get bored with traditional teaching. We teach Middle School Skills & Support, Science and Math to 6th and 8th grader in Edina, MN. We hope you will walk away with tricks and tips that you can use Wednesday.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Dahl

Dean Dahl

6th & 7th Grade Teacher, Edina
Dean’s a 6th grade and 7th Grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. He teaches Design Robotics and Middle School Skills (an elementary to middle school transition course). Dean teaches in a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. He is... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Haselbauer

Meghan Haselbauer

Teachers, Edina Public Schools
Presenting with Mr. Dean Dahl. Life long dream! Come ask me questions about Google Expeditions and how we use Google Earth to enhance the lessons!


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Google in YOUR Classroom
You've learned a lot of using Google in your classroom but now do you need some time to work and create things for your students? Come to this session to extend your knowledge of ways to use Google as well as to create tools to take back to YOUR classroom!

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Tech Coordinator, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Ask Mitch Anything - Technical Q&A
This is a role alike type of session where I will answer any questions that you may have. Come share and learn about what others are doing in order to better support your Google Apps deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier A/B

9:45am

Chrome Demo Slam-OFF
This high energy session calls for lots of audience participation! Participants will collaborate via a Google Doc to share and demo their favorite Google Chrome extensions and Omni Bar tricks! They will begin in collaborative groups to find their favorites then branch off to show out the the larger group. Everyone will walk away with a document full of new extensions and tricks, hopefully inspired to explore and try out!

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

Digital Writing with Google Apps and the Web
Digitize the writing process with Google Apps for Education.  In this session we will walk through the entire writing process of pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising and publishing all with Google Apps.  We will also explore other Web 2.0 ways that you can publish digital writing across all grade levels.  Remember, digital writing is not just for english teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools and Flipped Education
Molly Schroeder is currently a Technology Integration Specialist with Edina Public Schools and a Global Educational Technology specialist. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She has a masters in Elementary Education and two graduate... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 2

9:45am

Doctopi, Crats, and Mules Oh My!
This session will show you how to utilize some great Script Gallery tools to effectively distribute documents to students or staff, compile 'mail merges,' and streamline communication workflows.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Google Drawings: Making the Complex Simple
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.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier C/D

9:45am

YouTube: #betterthancheesecurds
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.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 4

11:00am

Appy Hour...Getting the Most Out of Google Drive
Most of us are familiar with the many fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions available in the Chrome web store. As if that isn’t cool enough there are Apps to add to your Google Drive! These apps are perfect add-ons for kids that need additional supports. Join me for this fast-paced, interactive session to see the use of these Apps in action. You will walk away with great ideas to use in your classroom the very next day!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 1

11:00am

GAM On!
Using Google Apps Manager to create update and bend GAFE to your will! You can mange your entire domain with a few scripts and a csv file or two!

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier A/B

11:00am

How Chromebooks and GAFE Changed My Education Experience During My Senior Year: A Student’s Perspective!
Come and listen to a 2013 graduate, Gaby Mertes, of Fond du Lac High School talk about how the implementation of Chromebooks and GAFE changed the culture of her school and allowed her to take ownership in her learning.  This is the first time a student has been featured at the MWGS and you’ll thoroughly enjoy this student’s perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Sheboygan Area School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Michael spent the first seventeen years of his career as a secondary social studies teacher for the Fond du Lac School District. After 17 years in the classroom... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

11:00am

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
Though mostly geared toward administrators, this session is for everyone. As administrators, you know technology is important, but how are you demonstrating this? It is easy to tell people that they need to use technology, to integrate technology, but are you demonstrating this to your staff. This session will show you ways that you can use Google Apps for Education to not only model technology use and integration to your staff, but to make your life easier. From Forms, to Groups, to Docs, to Blogs, a wide range of tools will be covered for you to take home.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier C/D

11:00am

Love Triangle: Google Apps, Literacy, and the Common Core
This session will inspire participants to see the multiple ways they can use Google Apps for Education to enhance student literacy. This session will explore how teachers can leverage the power of Google Apps to develop students' vocabulary and encourage close reading - two major areas of focus in the Common Core Standards.

Speakers
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Felicia Homberger

Staff Development Coordinator, Hopkins School District


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra C/D

11:00am

WeVideo- Create Video Online!
  • WeVideo makes video creation accessible to everyone, using cloud-based technologies to make it easier, faster and more convenient. Because it's cloud-based, we make social video editing possible, where people come together online to collaborate on a video project.
  • WeVideo Next - a Chrome app now available in the Chrome Web Store

  • integrates tightly with Google Chrome / Google Drive

  • Online video projects are a great way to encourage student creativity and storytelling, as well as increase student involvement. Video creation projects enable engaged learning and develop 21st century skills. WeVideo's decoupling of video projects from localized technology resources opens up a new avenue for teaching and learning.

  • Almost all students now have smartphones with video cameras. They can be harnessed for capturing video clips and photos for school video projects.

  • WeVideo for Higher Ed includes mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. So students can capture videos and start editing on the go. In this way instructors can combine iPads and Chromebooks for video editing.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross

Web Content Coordinator, CESA 5
Jessica is the webmaster and web guru at CESA 5, offering professional experience and support with online and print marketing for CESA 5 departments and school districts. Jessica holds a BA in Legal Studies from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has been with CESA 5 since early... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 3

11:00am

Make & Take for Doctopi, Crats, and Mules Oh My!
This is the follow-up Make & Take session for Doctopi, Crats, and Mules Oh My! Attendees will have time to work on their own implementations with help from the presenter available in the room.

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra A/B

11:00am

Make & Take for Screencasting and Annotating Your Lessons
Create your own screencasts and annotated videos using Google Hangouts and YouTube. We will help you embed pop-ups that reinforce key concepts and add links within your videos to provide students the opportunity to jump to different video lessons thereby allowing the students to control their own learning.

Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to this hands on session!  

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Chavannes

Mickey Chavannes

Director of Instructional Technology, Cudahy School District
I am the Director of Instructional Technology for the School District of Cudahy. As the director, I have spent the past two years designing and implementing K-12 technology curriculum using GAFE. We are in our second year of a grades 6-11 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks and will... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra E/F

11:00am

Flipping Your Classroom with YouTube, Forms and Sites
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. Combine video with Google Forms to survey, personalize and differentiate instruction.  Bring it all together with Google Sites as a place for you to host your flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools and Flipped Education
Molly Schroeder is currently a Technology Integration Specialist with Edina Public Schools and a Global Educational Technology specialist. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She has a masters in Elementary Education and two graduate... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 2

11:00am

Let's 'Hangout!'
Heard about Hangouts but not sure what a “Google Hangout” is? Wondering what the NEWEST updates are to Hangouts? Come learn how to connect with others personally and professionally. How can you use Hangouts to connect with your Professional Learning Network or just to have a virtual online meeting space? Learn how you can create a ‘show’ of your own that streams live using Hangouts On Air. Chad Kafka will share how to utilize Hangouts in a variety of ways!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 4

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:00pm

Got Google? Using Google Apps to Assist Struggling Learners
"Going Google" can make a huge difference for all kids--especially those that struggle in the classroom! Join me for this fast-paced session on tips and tricks that we can use to assist students using the many tools available in Google Apps for Education. Chrome Apps and Extensions that are specifically targeted for students will be shared as well as tips on using Drive, Docs, and Forms to help our struggling learners.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1

1:00pm

Mission Impossible Gmail: Gmail is More Than Just Email!
Overview of the new Gmail and it's new auto filtering and the settings panel. Learn how to create your own filters and labels to quickly organize your inbox, your way. Use Google's powerful search to find what you are looking for even if it's not an Email! Make your inbox truly yours by customizing it's look and setup.

Go further by leveraging the power of Google's Gmail Labs to add to the power and versatility of Gmail. Go even further, and learn how to use Gmail to create a Mission Impossible style quiz or scavenger hunt that will actually get your students excited about taking it and allow them to work at their pace. The Mission Impossible Quiz allows you to be more creative that you ever thought possible in making a quiz or scavenger hunt for your students. One more thing, you don't have to grade it!

If there is time left over, we will explore the mobile app for Gmail on Android and iOS.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra E/F

1:00pm

More Google Tools!
Beyond the Google Apps for Education suite - Google offers many other free public tools that can tap into the four C’s (collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.) We will discover and share how Google Advanced Search, Voice, Maps, Moderator, Translate, News, Alerts, and Picasa are being used in classrooms. Bring your device and be prepared for a high energy, informative session.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Nolan

Renee Nolan

Ed Tech Coach, Fond du Lac
Renee is an Innovative Technology Coach for the Fond du Lac School District in Wisconsin. Previously, she was a middle school science teacher for 20 years in the district. Renee is always looking for new ways in which students and staff can embrace 21st-century skills with digital... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra C/D

1:00pm

One Doc To Rule Them All!
Come find out how to best manage your student's work using just one Google Document. This approach works great for teachers using Standards Based Grading, and also allows for great student - parent - teacher communication. See examples from a Chromebook classroom teacher and learn how this approach can work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sitter

Dan Sitter

Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator, The School District of North Fond du Lac
Dan Sitter is the Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator for The School District of North Fond du Lac. He previously taught Social Studies in a full 1:1 Chromebook environment and has learned many strategies for effectively managing and applying technology... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 3

1:00pm

Content Creation on Chrome: How TechSmith Can Help
In this session you will learn how TechSmith tools have helped educators encourage content creation and collaboration among students.  You’ll also get a sneak peek at how TechSmith will address rich content creation in Google Apps and Chromebook environments.

Speakers
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:00pm

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Is Technology Impeding Education?

Dr. Jekyll:Riding the wave of technology, more schools than ever are adopting 1:1 programs. Devices like Chromebooks and iPads give students access to social media and educational websites, which are de-facto requirements for the 21st century classroom.


Mr. Hyde:But in the thousands of 1:1 schools across the country (and the world), are these devices actually being used in the way they were intended? Are they contributing to the growing threat of cyberbullying and compromising the online safety of our students? And if so, what can we do about it?

Teachers and Administrators, Join Securly as we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of technology in education, along with best practices to achieve a safe online environment and optimize the 1:1 experience for your students.


Speakers
avatar for Awais Ahsan

Awais Ahsan

Gold Level Sponsor, Securly
Former math teacher with 10 years of experience in middle/high school; Khan Academy Discovery Lab teacher - taught math, computer science, and business; Passionate about education and technology, specifically sharing best practices for 1:1 programs


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier A/B

1:00pm

Unlock Your Data with the Power and Relevance of Google Enterprise Search
Learn how Google Search Appliance provides access to any critical data from any platform, location and device.


Speakers
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Thom Goodwin

Business Development Manager, SADA Systems


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier C/D

1:00pm

60 Chrome Apps or Extensions in 60 Minutes
Hold on to your hats boys and girls because we will try to fly through 60 great Chrome web apps and extensions in 60 minutes! Chrome apps and extensions are what help you make the most of the web. Web apps are those shortcuts to websites you can use and I'll showcase some that tie in with Google Drive and then we will look at some of my favorite Chrome extensions to help make your browsing experience more efficient and these extensions can also be used to help support accommodations for students! READY... SET...GO!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 2

1:00pm

Google Apps for Administrators - Getting Geeky
Are you a power user of Google Apps? Maybe you are just wanting to see how you can utilizing Google to it's full potential. If so, this session will focus on how practicing administrators can get "geeky" to create efficient, collaborative, and innovative systems and practices using Google tools!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra A/B

1:00pm

Taking Control of Assignments with Scripts - Flubaroo, Doctopus, Goobric & Autocrat
Heard about “Google Scripts” and think they sound scary? They’re really NOT! Learn how to use already created scripts as part of your workflow to make your life as an educator easier and more efficient. We’ll be exploring scripts like the newly updated Flubaroo, Doctopus, Goobric & Autocrat! Find ways to make things ‘just work’ for you in your classroom! The scripts are already created -- this will just show you how they work and how to take control of assignments using them! This session is geared at those that have NEVER touched a Google Script before.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 4

2:15pm

Demo Slam
The Demo Slam is a high energy, geek out kind of session. We are going to have about 10 presenters share 3 minutes of their most geeky use or tip and trick of a Google App. At then end of the SLAM you will get to vote for your favorite, most geeky presentation. Come for the SLAM and stay for the Google, Vendor, and Chromebook give aways!

Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sandstone Ballroom