Morning Session

RoomPresenterTitleDescription
109Chris HesselbeinMake Your Own Google Expeditions with the New VR Tour CreatorCreate virtual reality field trips anywhere in the world using the power of Google Maps. The new Google VR Tour Creator allows students to create guided 360 tours like the ones featured in Google Expeditions. Create a 360 VR tour customized to your curriculum and ready to share with your students!
112Jason CookSecurity and Auditing for Google Users and AdminsMethods to Secure and Audit Google Account Access for Users and Technology Staff
113Colleen HenryGoogle Slides Can Do That?!?!Google Slides is so much more than a presentation app…this session will explore the different ways teachers and administrators can use the Swiss-Army Knife of Google Apps to create, collaborate, publish, and share.

Session Resources
https://goo.gl/qXfN5g
168Stephen RouffyI didn't know sheets could do thatAdvanced use of formulas for integrating data in sheets.

Session Resources
https://goo.gl/bGW6Lf
171Christine BloukeSynergy and Google—A Match Made in HeavenSynergy SIS and Google tips and tricks
173Nora TrentacosteHow Will They Show What They Know?Join in our exploration of tech tools to help students express and expand their learning experience across all grade levels and content areas. Students should be able to respond in multiple ways that will help them showcase what they can do- speaking, listening, writing, and visual...all while taking advantage of the collaboration and feedback so natural in the Gsuite environment.

Teachers will get free access to Texthelp software including Read&Write for literacy and EquatIO for math.
You can get the tools before our session at http://bit.ly/THdownloads
With limited time, our session is not optimized for tablet users today. Please bring your laptop or Chromebook and join in!
174Matt HurstMaker Space RaceMaker Space Race

Colonists on planet Zorax have developed a wind-powered vehicle to improve transportation between some remote villages. However, they believe the vehicle can be improved. Participants will work in teams using the engineering Design Process to build and test a wind-powered racer. Participants will learn how to set up a simple experiment with constants, dependent variables, and independent variables. Data is recorded in Google Forms to record experiment data, and Google Sheets to view and analyze the data. This hands-on session promotes 21st century STEM/STEAM skills, such as persistence, creative problem solving, risk taking, critical thinking, and teamwork.

178Matthew RosenbergUsing Chromebooks for 3D Design and Design ThinkingHave a Chromebook and want your students to problem solve, design and create 3D objects? The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. Easy to implement and adaptable to multiple grades. Learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D models which you can print with a 3D printer. Students learn the design process to solve problems, empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test and share. All materials for City X are free for classroom use, including a student workbook and teacher toolkit.
179Jeremy LockwoodAVID Digital Collaboration: Save hundreds of hours of labor doing it.7 simple strategies that will save teachers an unbelievable amount of time and work
180Jennifer StanislawYou Too Can Use Google ClassroomThis session is for educators who have little to no experience with using Google Classroom. We will set up a classroom together, and practice setting up and sharing assignments. This will also cover the basics of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and a Primer on Google Forms
571Katherine LivickGoogle My Maps in the ClassroomDid you know that your Google Apps for Education account includes the ability to create and edit customized Google maps? My Maps offers unique possibilities for fun, engaging, and student-centered learning across many content areas and grade levels. Come and check it out!
573Tavia Clark & Debra HernanzThe Search for Sasquatch: Using Google Tools to Move from Consumption to CreationIn this immersive session be the investigator on a hunt to explore and locate the elusive Sasquatch. Using Google tools participants will learn about consuming and curating content for creation of new understandings and ideas.
574John ZingaleVirtual Reality VocabularyAttendees will learn how to leverage the power of virtual reality to help students create VR, along with embedding in vocabulary, writing, and speaking and listening skills. These tools can be applied to many different subject areas including Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, and Language Arts.
578Corin WyattBetween a Doc and a Hard PlaceThis is a very basic Docs and Drive session.
RoomPresenterTitleDescription
109Chris HesselbeinWTF? (Who's Tried Flippity?)Make Flashcards, word searches, quiz games, name pickers, and more using Google Sheets templates and this amazing add on!
112Melissa GarnerHacking PD: =Fast 15In response to a culture that "doesn't have time" for an hour of PD and is leery that they will learn anything new in a class, I hacked our PD and created =Fast 15. =Fast 15 teaches ONE skill in 15 minutes.
Response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Come learn why I started this, how I make it work, and then discover together what you might do to get to the heart of what your educators need to know.
174Kristina Wambold and Katherine LivickUsing Squid for notes and annotation on chromebooks with pensA session to introduce squid, an annotation tool for Chromebooks
178Katie WhiteGoogle MyMaps Across the CurriculumLearn about Google MyMaps and how they can be used to teach social science, weather, geography (duh), literacy concepts, math and more.
179John GordonFlipgrid for EveryoneHow to start leveraging flipgrid in your classroom to increase student voice.
180Rachel Wente-ChaneySmart Searching for Students and StaffIn this lightning round, we'll explore quick tips for helping people learn to search smarter.
571Chris BujaAnalytics for G Suite"See how districts can use the insights embedded in G Suite to fuel data driven decisions around student equity in 21st C skills, ROI on chromebooks,
and effectiveness of professional learning"
574Melissa LimCommunicating with Hangouts ChatExplore Hangouts Chat, Google's communication platform that allows you to directly chat with a co-worker or communicate with your entire team at once. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
RoomPresenterTitleDescription
109Monica SchneiderShow and Tell: Our Favorite Google Tips and TricksThis is an unconference session. Come prepared to share your favorite tips and tricks. We'll create a collaborative doc of quick hits to share with our #goog18 peers.
112Jason CookSecurity and Auditing for Google Users and AdminsMethods to Secure and Audit Google Account Access for Users and Technology Staff
113Colleen HenryWhen Google Classroom's Not Right for YouFor user who like the features of Google Classroom, but don't have a classroom of their own, Doctopus is the answer. This session is for TOSAs, Admin, and other Technology Staff who are looking for G Suite ways to digitize the paper chase.

Session Resources
https://goo.gl/o9o2JJ
174Renee FergusonCreate Global LearnersI will show participants how to connect their classrooms globally. This helps to build social/emotional capacity and build 21st century skills.
178Will SappenfieldCK-12 with Google ClassroomLearn to integrate CK-12 with your Google Classroom for automatic grade reporting and custom content creation.
179John GordonGoogle classroomGoogle classroom as home base
180Rachel Wente-ChaneyGoogle Forms IntroI use Google Forms every week to make my life easier. They're the Swiss Army knife in the Google Suite.
578Corin WyattHyperdocs in 30 MinutesJoin me for a quick introduction to HyperDocs, a way to design engaging, student-centered lessons for your classroom.
RoomPresenterTitleDescription
109Chris HesselbeinGetting to Know Google SheetsWant to use Google Sheets for more than just putting things in grids? In this introduction to spreadsheeting we will create a very simple grade book as we cover the basics of formulas and functions and a few shortcuts that will save teachers time. Curious about Google Sheets? Start here.
113John ZingaleSupervising Student Project Progress with Google SheetsAttendees will learn how to create project tracking sheets and code them for student/user ease of use. This will allow students, and student teams, to keep track of the different project pieces so they stay on task and don't fall behind. Then, attendees will learn how to collect all of the students' tracking sheets and code a master tracking sheet that will keep track of all of your students/classes in one place so you don't have to open up tons of different documents.
168Stephen RouffyIntegrating Code and Data with Apps ScriptUsing the native coding langue in google sheets to turn a spread sheet into a web site.

Session Resources
https://goo.gl/8VQwfK
https://goo.gl/bGW6Lf
173Kristina WamboldStudent-Centered ClassroomJoin us for a short but action-packed session on shifting your instructional practice from teacher-centered to student-centered. We’ll investigate why and how to use technology for increasing student choice, creating authentic and project-based tasks, and using engaging, student-centered response tools. You’ll leave inspired and with some great new ideas. Refresh your teaching and engage your students!
174Matt HurstMaker Space OdysseyThe inhabitants of Zorax need your help! Use the Design Process to brainstorm ideas, and then build a working prototype to share with your colleagues using Google Slides to present. This hands-on session uses open-source electrical components that can be integrated into classrooms or makerspaces for engaging lessons that promote 21st century STEM/STEAM skills, such as persistence, creative problem solving, risk taking, critical thinking, and teamwork.
179Jeremy LockwoodAVID Digital Collaboration: Save hundreds of hours of labor doing it.7 simple strategies that will save teachers an unbelievable amount of time and work
180Jennifer StanislawDoctopus and GoobricAfter assigning a writing assignment on Google Docs, how the heck do you grade them using a rubric? Well, Doctopus and Goobric are your answers. This non-ELA teacher will show you the basics of setting up an assignment in Google Classroom, ingesting the assignment, assigning a rubric and grading.
571Chris BujaAnalytics for G SuiteSee how districts can use the insights embedded in G Suite to fuel data driven decisions around student equity in 21st C skills, ROI on chromebooks, and effectiveness of professional learning.
573Tavia ClarkLeveraging Google Tools for Student Agency in Your LibraryDive into leveraging Google tools to foster and nurture student agency in your library. We’ll explore what student agency is, what it can look like, and how you can utilize Google tools to help students have more ownership of their learning and the library program.
574Melissa LimUsing the New Google Sites to Communicate with Your Students and CommunityExplore the new Google sites and easily create a webpage for your classroom, school or a workshop.
578Corin WyattWebquests to HyperdocsHelp students remain curious and work more independently by putting all lesson resources in one place. Hyperdocs can free up your time to work with students that need a challenge or some extra help.

You can see our past schedules here for loads of great resources and look-backs:

We are hosting two different session formats:

  • Full Sessions—our full sessions are 75-minutes long and allow for a deep look at a topic or tool. Unless noted otherwise, our sessions are hands-on. Bring a device to work alongside your session leader.
  • Lightning Rounds—our lightning rounds are fast-paced, 30-minute, focused sessions on a slice of a topic or tool. In some of these sessions, you may get the opportunity to sit back and absorb. We schedule lightning rounds before and after lunch to keep the day moving quickly.