2019 Sessions

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Morning Sessions

RoomPresenterTitleDescription
123Nora TrentacosteIt's Alive in Google Drive!texthelp and its family of plug-ins, including Read&Write, support Universal Design for Learning and accessibility in reading and writing for our students. Join Nora to see these tools in action! It's alive!
125Cat NostrandGet Schooled on Google ClassroomGet started with Google Classroom and ramp up your organization, communication, and collaboration.
127Brendan GillAmerican Identity CardResistory is an identity building game that asks you to choose whether to fight for change or defend institutional power in team-based, rapid performative rounds. This is presented as a board game to give participants a hands-on opportunity to explore their own identities by building unique ones. Resistory teaches intersectionality, storytelling from the 'I' perspective, the share of power that privilege holds in the US, the contexts in which society struggles for change, and more. For more information visit www.resistory.com
133Dawn Guildner and Katie WhiteChromebooks + micro:bits = engagementGet a hands on intro to using micro:bits with chromebooks and get ideas about how to integrate physical computing into your classroom.

135Matt HeadBuild an App TodayYou have an idea for an app but building one seems daunting. Can you use Google Sheets? You can build an app that will work on any device! Come with an idea and leave with an app that you can use today.
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!
137Kristin Johnson

(with Zebariah Zeb Petterborg and Andy Wheeler)
Automate Your Office!Getting started with formulas and Add-Ons in Sheets

Session Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hLRkicgzAKp3wF7v194JS6ki2iE5f_5OP933UQ-AMRI/present
139John ZingaleMERGEing the Past with the PresentIn this session participants will learn how to create 3D scans of artifacts / use Tinkercad to create 3D objects for class. Then, they will learn how to upload and use MERGE cubes to view/hold the artifacts/objects in AR (Intermediate / Advanced users only, please)
191Stephen RouffyAdvanced Formulas for Interactive SheetsWe will build a data structure in sheets designed to allow regular updating of data to be merged with sheets where users are interacting, logging actions and notes. Query functions are great form showing data but if the user needs to interact with the data it becomes more challenging. This is one way to work around that issue.
193Matt Hurst and Anna EdisonGoogle Classroom for BeginnersHeard about Google Classroom, and want to try it out with your students this year? This is the session for you. Learn how to utilize Classroom to work best for the needs of you and your students.
197Cindy EthertonWhat is G Suite and how does it benefit me?Ever wonder why people are so obsessed with G Suite and feel like the Google train has left without you? Come spend time getting to know the basics of this tool suite and how it can benefit you as an educator.
215Jennifer StanislawOne - On - One MentoringOne - on - one mentoring, any level from beginner to advanced. Need questions answered or just need someone to help walk you through it. (limit 10 - count heads when you get there, if there are 10 people please wait for the afternoon session)
217Colleen HenryDrawing ToastA relaxed introduction to systems thinking using Google's Jamboard...and toast.
219Chris HesselbeinVR Tour CreatorMake your own Google Expeditions with the new VR Tour Creator! Google VR Tour Creator allows students to make 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!

RoomPresenterTitleDescription
123Amanda MilesCreating Artwork Using Google DrawingsI will show other teachers how students can use the basic tools within Google Drawings to create amazing graphic design vectors.
125Melissa GarnerGoogle Tools for the New-to-Google EducatorNew to Google? Come learn how educators like you have used Forms, Docs, and Drive to improve the quality of instruction in your classroom.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.
127Brendan GillAmerican PrivilegeExplore the spreadsheet plotting research on 24 unique identity facets of the American population that builds a comprehensive map of privilege in the US, and the extrapolations offered by this data set.
133Melissa LimPump Up the Jam!Explore the basics of Google Jamboard software and visualize your ideas in a new and collaborative way.
135Matt HeadClassroom Management with Google Slides and MusicAre you tired at the end of every day or lesson? Let Google Slides help make your teaching less stressful.
137Andy WheelerSlides for everything except presentationsYeah, you can use Slides for presentations, but there's so much more! In this lightning round, we'll take a look at the features in Slides that can open up new possibilities for you and your students/audiences.
139Don WolffAwesomeTable for the MassesNeed an online database that is searchable and fast, but don't have the skills of a DBA, or even know what that is. Build a beautiful online database using only a Google Sheet and some persistence! and effectiveness of professional learning"
191Stephen RouffyAsk Your Wondering Questions About SheetsThis will be an open forum to answer any questions you may have regarding the use of google sheet. From apps script, to begginning formula use, or advanced data manipulation, ask those questions you were never quite sure whom to ask.
197Cindy EthertonWhat is G Suite and how does it benefit me?Ever wonder why people are so obsessed with G Suite and feel like the Google train has left without you? Come spend time getting to know the basics of this tool suite and how it can benefit you as an educator.
215Jennifer StanislawGoogle Forms as an Assessment ToolLearn how to use forms to assess student progress, export to sheets and evaluate data from there as well.
193Kevin CrotchettThe Horse Power of Form MuleUsing Google Sheets and the Form Mule extension we will explore how to use mail merge to send personal, engaging, and scripted emails to one person or a whole classroom of people.

Session Link:
https://bit.ly/1010FormMule

RoomPresenterTitleDescription
127Patrick MaherAR/ VR - It's Not Just for GamingVR headsets and AR programs can be educational, stimulating and fun. VR allows for an easier and safer format to diagnose ADHD, and subsequently provide safe treatment of ADHD symptomology. Research has demonstrated that the use of VR can be beneficial to combating the challenges associated with ADHD. When the VR is coupled with interactive content producing data and analytics, we now hit seven of the eight (evaluation) factors, making this a very significant tool for classroom use. My plan would be to assess current AR/VR usage and to demonstrate and discuss the potential of AR/ VR as an educational tool, especially for ADHD students. I will bring several VR headsets and demonstrate how students, educators, parents can see and experience VR. Note: If you have a VR headset please bring it with you. I will have some, but will appreciate any you may be willing to let others use during the presentations.
123Amanda MilesCreating Artwork Using Google DrawingsI will show other teachers how students can use the basic tools within Google Drawings to create amazing graphic design vectors.
193Kevin CrotchettGoogle Sites BasicsWe will explore the basics behind building a Google Site.

Session Link:
https://bit.ly/1010GoogleSites
133John GordonGoogle Earth Voyager - To boldly go where no student has gone before!This speed session will explore multiple ways for students to use the voyager aspect of google earth. Looking at how to integrate the pre-designed voyager features to simplify google earth for teachers and students. While also taking them on pre-constructed adventures around the globe. Students will explore new places, learn important content and construct new learning through these experiences.
139Don WolffAwesomeTable for the MassesNeed an online database that is searchable and fast, but don't have the skills of a DBA, or even know what that is. Build a beautiful online database using only a Google Sheet and some persistence!
197Matt Hurst and Anna EdisonGoogle Forms for Quizzes, Surveys & Data CollectionUse Google Forms to create Quizzes or surveys to assess students or collect feedback from staff. Learn basic techniques (such as branching) to make your quizzes & surveys more effective.
217Colleen HenryDrawing ToastA relaxed introduction to systems thinking using Google's Jamboard...and toast.
219Chris HesselbeinFun with FlippityUse spreadsheets to create fun interactive tools for the classroom. Make trivia games, name pickers, flashcards, and more!
191Rachel Wente-ChaneyStudent Data Privacy in Google DocsLet's talk about good practice and routines to keep our student data safe.

Conversation and links: http://bit.ly/2nD3377

RoomPresenterTitleDescription
217John GordonVirtual VacationThis session uses VR tour creator as a platform for a students to develop and produce their own Vacation/field trip.
125Melissa GarnerMaking Google Content AccessibleBetter meet the needs of ALL your learners by designing your Google docs, sheets, and slides with accessibility in mind from the start. Learn about the highest leverage practices for each tool. Practice along while you learn.
215Jennifer StanislawOne - On - One MentoringOne - on - one mentoring, any level from beginner to advanced. Need questions answered or just need someone to help walk you through it. (limit 10 - count heads when you get there, if there are 10 please choose another session)
139John Zingale#AppBuilder: How to Create Apps Without Any CodingIn this session educators will experience how to build, host, and disseminate mobile apps for their class, along with learning how STUDENTS can create mobile apps. The best part is that there is NO CODING involved. The process hits on all of the ISTE standards such as Computational Thinker, Innovative Designer, and Global Collaborator. This process can be used in any classroom and is an engaging way for students to access the skills and content that teachers want them to learn. The process of digitally sharing a project via a mobile app allows for many different avenues of student-led exploration. This PBL approach facilitates student ownership of learning while engaging and teaching them the technological skills that are necessary for the ever changing world that they will be entering as adults. The session will cover how to create and share an app, along with how to build a project around this for your students.
191Stephen RouffyUse Google Sheets to create district wide Contact LookupIn this session you will learn to create finder for district staff based on school name. The application uses a data sheet and formulas to create a finder where you select your school and email groups are listed by job description. As an example, select a high school, and email lists are generated for Admin, Secretaries, counselors, etc...formatted to copy into your email program. (Great for beginners!)
219Chris HesselbeinGet to Know Google SheetsEver wonder how spreadsheets really work? Google Sheets is an incredibly useful tool, yet there are so many hidden tools and tricks. This beginner session will start from zero and show you how Sheets can be used for more than just typing in boxes.
127Patrick MaherAR/ VR - It's Not Just for GamingVR headsets and AR programs can be educational, stimulating and fun. VR allows for an easier and safer format to diagnose ADHD, and subsequently provide safe treatment of ADHD symptomology. Research has demonstrated that the use of VR can be beneficial to combating the challenges associated with ADHD. When the VR is coupled with interactive content producing data and analytics, we now hit seven of the eight (evaluation) factors, making this a very significant tool for classroom use. My plan would be to assess current AR/VR usage and to demonstrate and discuss the potential of AR/ VR as an educational tool, especially for ADHD students. I will bring several VR headsets and demonstrate how students, educators, parents can see and experience VR. Note: If you have a VR headset please bring it with you. I will have some, but will appreciate any you may be willing to let others use during the presentations.
133Melissa LimGetting Started with Google's Applied Digital SkillsThis session will focus on exploring the Applied Digital Skills curriculum where students and adults can teach and learn practical digital skills using a free project-based video curriculum.
197Shawn Patrick HigginsAnimation, GIF Design, and Motion Collage w/ Google Slides!In this session we go over how to use Google Slides as a motion design canvas for creating high resolution GIF collage and basic animation. In addition to motion design techniques in Google Slides this session will also involve screen casting and converting videos to GIFs. These projects are an intermediate pathway to more advanced coding and animation design both in Scratch and the Wick editor.
193Kevin CrotchettGoogle Sites BasicsWe will explore the basics behind building a Google Site. Come with a site idea in mind! We will have time to learn, explore and build the site during this lab time.

Session Link:
https://bit.ly/1010GoogleSites

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.