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Monday, August 1
 

8:00am

Registration
Monday August 1, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Littleton Public Schools

8:30am

Pre-summit course: Google Apps EDU Certification Preparation
At this summit, we are delighted to be running the NEW one day Google Apps  EDU Certification preparation.  For educators, the new 'Certified Educator' courses are truly transformative in helping you incorporate Google tools in your teaching.  Rather than focusing on rote knowledge of apps the course and certification exam focuses on the practical application of the tools in the classroom. This day will focus on Educator Level 1 with a brief overview of additional certifications that are open for pursuit including Educator Level 2, Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University.   Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school for grades 6-12), Allison has spent most of her 20 years in education helping teachers employ strategies using technology to create rich and engaging... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Library

8:30am

Pre~Summit AppsEvents Admin Level 1 Certification Course
At the Central Massachusetts Summit, we are excited to announce that we will be having the Level 1 AppsEvents Certified Admin (ACA) course being offered as a separate whole-day pre-summit course on Monday before the summit (August 1, 2016). Note that this is intended for someone coming in to an ‘up and running’ Google Apps domain and does not include set-up, which we cover in our advanced ‘Level 2 certification’.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director, AppsEvents
Dan Taylor is from the UK and the Director of AppsEvents. After studying Systems Engineering at University he worked as a management consultant where he developed a passion for EdTech projects. He has been involved in the Google Education community since the launch of Google Apps for Education in 2006. He began his Google work as a technical consultant managing the set-up and migration of schools to Google Apps, and has assisted the first schools... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 201 - Computer Lab

8:30am

Pre~Summit Beginners Course
Description: This day is for beginners who have just started using Google Apps but have never received any instruction. Tame your inbox and configure your gMail settings, begin using your Google calendar to organize your appointments, meetings and tasks, and finally, meet your 'office' in the Cloud aka Google Drive which allows you to work on Documents, Spreadsheets, Slideshow, and more in one location ~ Google Drive, all part of that one gMail account. One account, one login, one password, endless uses, anytime, anywhere. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Education Consultant, Pine Glen Elementary School , RVS EDU LINKS
Rachel Small is the Teacher Librarian at Pine Glen Elementary School in Burlington, Massachusetts. She has been a fifth grade teacher, curriculum coordinator/ literacy coach, and middle school English instructor. Rachel is also a presenter, education/ technology/ social media consultant, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She is extremely passionate about helping teachers blend the best practices of literacy with connected learning... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Library Seminar Room
 
Tuesday, August 2
 

8:00am

Registration
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Littleton Public Schools

9:00am

Welcome message from School Director
Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 9:10am
LHS Auditorium

9:10am

Keynote: MakerSpace Revolution
This keynote style presentation explains why we need to have a MakerSpace mindset within our schools to allow for students to explore without the worry of failure. Failure is encouraged with a Maker Mindset as this is a way to apply prior knowledge and work creatively with peers to innovate new products and ideas. Enter The MakerSpace Slide deck.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department
Eric Lawson has been in education for 16 years. He spent 7 years in an elementary classroom, 5 years as a technology integrator, 1 year as the Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:10am - 9:50am
LHS Auditorium

10:00am

Google Classroom: Getting Started & Best Practices
Google Classroom is an unbelievably powerful tool that allows teachers and students to create, comment, and reflect using the entire Google Apps for Education arsenal. In this hands-on session we will go over the steps to get setup with Classroom, then discuss best practices for working within this digital environment. App integration, workflows, and options for two-way communication will also be covered. Come join the Classroom community and help Google to make Classroom a better service for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Shuman

Nick Shuman

Digital Citizenship Teacher/Tech Coach, York School Department
Nick Shuman is a teacher and technology coach for the York School Department and has worked in education for over 13 years. He has a Masters degree in Technology Education, is a Google For Education Certified Trainer, and an Apple Certified Trainer. He teaches Digital Citizenship to students in grades five and six in a 1-to-1 Chromebook environment. He has worked with a variety of technologies including interactive whiteboards, classroom... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Library

10:00am

My First Tweets: Twitter 101
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Education Consultant, Pine Glen Elementary School , RVS EDU LINKS
Rachel Small is the Teacher Librarian at Pine Glen Elementary School in Burlington, Massachusetts. She has been a fifth grade teacher, curriculum coordinator/ literacy coach, and middle school English instructor. Rachel is also a presenter, education/ technology/ social media consultant, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She is extremely passionate about helping teachers blend the best practices of literacy with connected learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Library Seminar Room

10:00am

Explore the world with Virtual Field Trips

Ever want to tour the Smithsonian or Abbey Road but can’t afford the ticket, or travel?  Now you can bring some of these places to your school. From Google Expeditions to StorySpheres to Google Street View, there are many options to show students something they have never seen before. Learn about all of the different types of virtual field trips that the web has to offer. Virtual Field Trips Guide



Speakers
avatar for Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department
Eric Lawson has been in education for 16 years. He spent 7 years in an elementary classroom, 5 years as a technology integrator, 1 year as the Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Rup

Thomas Rup

Network Technician, York School Department
Tom Rup has been working in IT in education for 6 years, splitting between higher education and K-12. He has spent 5 years at Franklin Pierce University as the Infrastructure Manager and current works as the Network Technician for the York School Department. He is a Certified Google Administrator and Certified CompTIA Security+ Expert. Tom lives in Rochester NH with his wife and two sons.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 201 - Computer Lab

10:00am

More Than a Word Processor: Practice and Pedagogy for Writer's Workshop with Google Docs
What does it look like to fuse technology into writing in the classroom? Do you want to help students use the collaborative and supporting features in Google Docs but aren't sure yourself? How can you create the link between the face-to-face practices and digital practices while maintaining pedagogy?

In this session, we will explore the collaborative features in Google Docs such as commenting, suggested edits and sharing. You will learn to use & embrace these features as a part of the writing process in your classroom. This will be hands-on as we will draft, share, and collaborate on writing so you can gain experience with the tools you want your students to use. 

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Karabinas

Jaclyn Karabinas

independent education consultant, ExpandED
Jaclyn Karabinas is an energetic, creative educator who was a classroom teacher until 2014. Now an independent instructional coach and consultant, she combines her discovery of the exciting, progressive and efficient world of Ed Tech tools with her Master's Degree in Arts Integration in this new role with the intention of inspiring educators everywhere to uncover their options for quality instruction. She is a Google for Education Certified... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 200

10:00am

MAKER MOVEMENT: Why Making & How Can I Start?
The Maker Ed Movement is alive and well here in New Hampshire. Many want to get in the action, but they just do not know why or how making fits into their instruction. Learn about how you can apply standards, student interest, and current pedagogy to provide the foundation for Making in the classroom. After we discuss why Making, we will explore how you can incorporate Making into your instructional goals. STEM challenges and Genius Hour will be highlighted. Participants will leave with lesson ideas, an electronic copy of a sample engineering design process, and reasons for Making in the classroom.

Can’t attend the session, but you would still like resources about Maker Ed? Join the NH Maker Ed G+ community today!

Session Resources: www.bit.ly/caitresources

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bennett

Caitlin Bennett

Librarian, Londonderry Middle School
Librarian, Middle School Enthusiaist, History Lover, New Hampshire Proud
JP

Jessica Payeur

Science Teacher, Londonderry Middle School


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 203 - Classroom

11:00am

Coffee Break
Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am

11:15am

Certified Admin Level 2 (Session 1) Overview of Best Practices of Google Apps Administration
This session is part 1 held on day 2 of the summit to become an AppsEvents Certified Admin (ACA) - Level 2. In this session you will learn:
  • Best Practice Initial settings         

    • OU structure        

    • apps to enable       

    • Groups       

    • 2 factor authentication for admins

  • Setting up multiple Domains

  • Adding a second domain

  • Difference between domain aliases and secondary domains

  • Creating resource calendars for Laptop carts, rooms and other physical resources and sharing with teachers

Speakers
avatar for Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director, AppsEvents
Dan Taylor is from the UK and the Director of AppsEvents. After studying Systems Engineering at University he worked as a management consultant where he developed a passion for EdTech projects. He has been involved in the Google Education community since the launch of Google Apps for Education in 2006. He began his Google work as a technical consultant managing the set-up and migration of schools to Google Apps, and has assisted the first schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 200

11:15am

Google Forms 101
Google Forms is more than just a platform to create surveys and collect data. Forms can be employed as an interactive digital worksheet, a vehicle for reflection, and as a tool for formative assessment of students. In this hands-on session we will learn how to create a form, where form responses will be stored, how to create a form question and the types you have to choose from, and how to get a visual summary of the results.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Shuman

Nick Shuman

Digital Citizenship Teacher/Tech Coach, York School Department
Nick Shuman is a teacher and technology coach for the York School Department and has worked in education for over 13 years. He has a Masters degree in Technology Education, is a Google For Education Certified Trainer, and an Apple Certified Trainer. He teaches Digital Citizenship to students in grades five and six in a 1-to-1 Chromebook environment. He has worked with a variety of technologies including interactive whiteboards, classroom... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Library

11:15am

Marking and Feedback without Colored Pens
Marking and Feedback is an essential part of the job and Google Apps provides some tools to make it easy and effective. This session gives an overview of a few tools you can use to embed marking and feedback systems in your class that provide timely and effective feedback for learning.

To get a student experience of a few different methods of feedback you can join a Google Classroom as a student before deciding on the tool that might help you make your marking and feedback efficient, timley and effective.

Enjoy

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Technology for Learning Integrator, GLF Schools
Having taught at two comprehensive schools in Surrey, UK working as a pastoral head of house, key stage leader and head of mathematics I started using more and more technology for learning in my lessons after creating a professional twitter account. Other teachers requested time to show them how to create some of the educational technology (edtech) tools I was using and for me to share tips with them. This has lead to taking on a role leading... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 201 - Computer Lab

11:15am

Google Drive Add-Ons
Learn about some very handy Google Drive Add-Ons to make the most out of your time and efficiently complete typical daily tasks. Add-Ons will magically bring your data to life and allow you to analyze it much more effectively. Google Drive Add Ons Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department
Eric Lawson has been in education for 16 years. He spent 7 years in an elementary classroom, 5 years as a technology integrator, 1 year as the Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Library Seminar Room

11:15am

Genius Hour: One Way to Structure Making in Your Classroom
Our students want more than what is offered in our curriculum. They are curious about things that we often do not cover in the curriculum. Genius Hour gives each of your students the opportunity to learn on their own terms, while cultivating a maker community.

Join this session to see how School Librarian Caitlin Ahearn and Science Teacher Jessica Payeur structure Genius Hour.

Session Resources: www.bit.ly/caitresources 

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bennett

Caitlin Bennett

Librarian, Londonderry Middle School
Librarian, Middle School Enthusiaist, History Lover, New Hampshire Proud
JP

Jessica Payeur

Science Teacher, Londonderry Middle School


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 203 - Classroom

12:15pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm

1:15pm

Certified Admin Level 2 (Session 2) Device Management, Mobile App & 3rd Party Tools
This session is part 2 of 3 sessions held on day 2 of the summit to become an AppsEvents Certified Admin (ACA) - Level 2.  

In this session you will learn:
  • ​​Device management in schools.

    • Managing Chrome browser overview.

    • Managing Chromebooks overview

  • Google Admin Mobile App in more detail

  • Google Apps Vault

  • Third party admin tools and their use in education

    • Overview of how tools work and how to install Apps to your domain to the Google Apps Marketplace

    • General Audit Tool for Audit

      • Discovery

      • Exposure

    • UnDelete                                                              

    • Dito GAM

      • Basic setup

      • Authorising

      • Basic commands on individual users

      • Batch commands - working with .csv files

      • Creating and updating groups, users, Drive files

      • Auditing Google Apps

Speakers
avatar for Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director, AppsEvents
Dan Taylor is from the UK and the Director of AppsEvents. After studying Systems Engineering at University he worked as a management consultant where he developed a passion for EdTech projects. He has been involved in the Google Education community since the launch of Google Apps for Education in 2006. He began his Google work as a technical consultant managing the set-up and migration of schools to Google Apps, and has assisted the first schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 200

1:15pm

Chrome Apps & Extensions to Make Your Life Easier
Learn about some very handy Chrome Apps and Extensions to make the most out of your time and efficiently complete typical daily tasks of an educator. A list will be created and presented, and this working sheet will be added to throughout the conference and into the future. Extensions Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department
Eric Lawson has been in education for 16 years. He spent 7 years in an elementary classroom, 5 years as a technology integrator, 1 year as the Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library Seminar Room

1:15pm

Get Excited About Organization and Assessment with Google Forms and Sheets
Google Forms and Sheets are a match made in heaven. In this session, you will learn about these 2 Google Apps and how they work together to streamline information from formative assessment to reflection. We will look at examples of completed forms and their corresponding sheets, as well as learn about some additional features available to you to make the most of these 2 apps.


Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Karabinas

Jaclyn Karabinas

independent education consultant, ExpandED
Jaclyn Karabinas is an energetic, creative educator who was a classroom teacher until 2014. Now an independent instructional coach and consultant, she combines her discovery of the exciting, progressive and efficient world of Ed Tech tools with her Master's Degree in Arts Integration in this new role with the intention of inspiring educators everywhere to uncover their options for quality instruction. She is a Google for Education Certified... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 201 - Computer Lab

1:15pm

Google Chrome Extensions: Leveraging Instructional Technology to Advance Learning
Unleash the power of the Google Chrome browser! Google Chrome extensions are like superpowers for your web browser, literally extending the capabilities of the browser. In this session, taught by a certified Google for Education Trainer, teachers will explore various Chrome extensions that are designed for educators and students. Participants will examine Chrome extensions such as Nimbus Screenshot, Screencastify, Polling in Google Slides by PollEverywhere, Extensity, and EasyBib Toolbar, among others. 

This session is filled with meaningful, valuable tools that will prove to be important in the integration of technology into the classroom.  Although this session is not "Advanced", a proficient working knowledge of Google Apps is recommended.  This session is great for educators who want to learn new and improved ways to leverage the power of the Chrome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Mallack Walsh

Mallack Walsh

Ed Technology Specialists, Ed Technology Specialists, Secondary Teacher: Comsewogue High School
Mallack Walsh, founder of Ed Technology Specialists, is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. After receiving a dual degree from Boston College he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavily involved in educational technology. He has helped Comsewogue become a Google Model School due in part to his work in the classroom. He assisted in the deployment... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 203 - Classroom

1:15pm

MakerSpace: Green Screen Video Making
Become a confident green screen video film maker! Learn how collaborative student teams can create amazing videos to strengthen and display their knowledge of a range of topics across all curriculum areas. Bring your iPad or phone with the app, Green Screen by Do Ink, in order to make your own video while brainstorming lesson plan ideas for your classroom. Not only will your students work toward mastery in Speaking & Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas, but they will also target other CCSS goals depending upon the subject of the movie.

The instructor will share several successful classroom green screen projects and offer tips on keeping the curriculum learning objectives in the forefront while managing a classroom of highly energized students. Additional topics we will address are: finding supporting images and are legal to use, using other apps to enhance videos (like iMovie, Telegami, MyCreate, etc.), and ways to share your students' projects.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi MacGregor

Heidi MacGregor

Teacher, Littleton Public Schools
Heidi MacGregor is a fourth grade teacher at Russell Street Elementary School in Littleton and is currently serving as the 4th grade team leader and the school’s Technology Teacher Leader. In her district, she is honored to have received the 2013-2014 Golden Apple Award and the 2014-2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. Heidi is also a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. In addition, Heidi successfully co-wrote a grant to receive funding... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library

2:15pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Customizing Google Chrome
Google Chrome is more than just another web browser. In this hands-on session you will learn how to make Google Chrome work for you so that the apps, tools, and resources are easily accessible when you need them. Some of the topics we will cover include bookmark management, accessing tabs from other devices, managing extensions, omnibox shortcuts, and accessing the power of Google Search with your voice.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Shuman

Nick Shuman

Digital Citizenship Teacher/Tech Coach, York School Department
Nick Shuman is a teacher and technology coach for the York School Department and has worked in education for over 13 years. He has a Masters degree in Technology Education, is a Google For Education Certified Trainer, and an Apple Certified Trainer. He teaches Digital Citizenship to students in grades five and six in a 1-to-1 Chromebook environment. He has worked with a variety of technologies including interactive whiteboards, classroom... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 203 - Classroom

2:30pm

Inside Google Groups
Increase your communication through the use of Google Groups and reach all your targets at once. Learn how to create, manage, and even share your groups with your fellow educators and expand your collaborative efforts to departments, classes and extracurricular activities.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Rup

Thomas Rup

Network Technician, York School Department
Tom Rup has been working in IT in education for 6 years, splitting between higher education and K-12. He has spent 5 years at Franklin Pierce University as the Infrastructure Manager and current works as the Network Technician for the York School Department. He is a Certified Google Administrator and Certified CompTIA Security+ Expert. Tom lives in Rochester NH with his wife and two sons.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 200

2:30pm

Meet the New Google Sites!
Google Sites has been completely overhauled to make designing sleek websites a snap! Users of the classic Google Sites will be thrilled to see the all new drag and drop interface. With Google’s real-time collaboration, teams can work together to build and maintain websites. Easily toggle between mobile, tablet and desktop views to see how the responsive design will appear on different platforms. Google promises even more features to come! Presenter will demonstrate building a new Site and share a digital “Cheat Sheet” to serve as a reference for navigating the totally re-built platform. The new Sites platform is currently limited to early adopters. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a sneak peek!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 201 - Computer Lab

2:30pm

Add Ons Make It Happen!
In this session, participants will learn what Add Ons are and how they make the power of Google Apps explode! Participants will learn about different add ons that I cannot live without in Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. Through examples and hands-on practice we will get to know the magic that happens when we add these functions to different Google Apps. We will look at Autocrat, Form Ranger, Table of Contents and a few more.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Karabinas

Jaclyn Karabinas

independent education consultant, ExpandED
Jaclyn Karabinas is an energetic, creative educator who was a classroom teacher until 2014. Now an independent instructional coach and consultant, she combines her discovery of the exciting, progressive and efficient world of Ed Tech tools with her Master's Degree in Arts Integration in this new role with the intention of inspiring educators everywhere to uncover their options for quality instruction. She is a Google for Education Certified... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library

2:30pm

Creating Easy Exit Tickets Using Google Forms and AutoCrat
Using Google Forms and an Add On called Autocrat make it very easy for you to create exit tickets to assess student understanding, as well as provide valuable feedback and resources for your students to comprehend and extend their knowledge of the concepts. Exit Ticket Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department
Eric Lawson has been in education for 16 years. He spent 7 years in an elementary classroom, 5 years as a technology integrator, 1 year as the Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, and is currently the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Seminar Room

3:45pm

Closing Session & Demo Slam
Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
LHS Auditorium

4:30pm

Join us for a Networking Party!!!
A big part of any successful PD event is great social and networking activities. We will be spending your Tuesday evening at Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common

Address: 59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts, 01434, USA

Tel No.: +1-978-772-0600 


Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

9:00am

Change: The only constant?
The pace of change of technology and of education do not always align. Is this something we should be concerned about, proud of or indifferent to? In this keynote we will explore the idea of change related to the technology now available to us as educators and consider the impact it could, will or should have on the way we approach learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Technology for Learning Integrator, GLF Schools
Having taught at two comprehensive schools in Surrey, UK working as a pastoral head of house, key stage leader and head of mathematics I started using more and more technology for learning in my lessons after creating a professional twitter account. Other teachers requested time to show them how to create some of the educational technology (edtech) tools I was using and for me to share tips with them. This has lead to taking on a role leading... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
LHS Auditorium

9:40am

Super Tools For Super Admins
Administer your Google Apps domain more effectively with tools and automation. Make your life easier by scripting common tasks, bundling actions into workflows, and letting a robot do it for you with automation. This session will cover the tools Google provides to access and administer your Google Apps domain and the ways you can leverage them to help you administer your domain simply and efficiently. Topics will include Chrome Profiles, Google Apps APIs, Google Apps Manager, and Google Apps Script. These tools can be used as is to access data in your domain or you can use them to build custom solutions to problems and situations unique to your school.

Speakers
avatar for Seung Lee

Seung Lee

Senior IT Specialist, New York University
Hello! I'm currently the Google Apps Administrator for New York University. I've been working in education and technology there for over a decade. I like building tools to make other people's lives easier. I'm also interested in board games, crafts, and my two cats Ed and Harrison.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Room 203 - Classroom

9:40am

Introduction to Google Tour Builder
Tour Builder is an amazing tool to engage students in your lessons by empowering them to create their own virtual field trips using Google Earth. Tour Builder allows you to pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.This introductory course will explore how Google Tour Builder can be integrated into all subject areas from K-12. Educators will view student and teacher created tours and brainstorm ways Google Tour Builder can be integrated into their subject area. Finally, we will learn how to create and share our own tours. 

Speakers
avatar for Jolianne Boucher

Jolianne Boucher

Technology Integration Specialist, Plymouth Public Schools
Jolianne Boucher has dedicated 18 years to education as a classroom teacher and as a Technology Integration Specialist. She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education in 1997 from Purdue University. Later, she received her M. Ed. (Instructional Technology) from Framingham State University. Currently, Joli is a Google Certified Level 2 Educator as well as a BrainPOP Certified Educator.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Room 200

9:40am

Going the Distance with Drawings and Slides
How can you use drawings and slides to work for you? Take your slides and drawing skills to the next level. Create backgrounds for slides, create image maps to link into a drawing, and use these tools to flip your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Moose

Anita Moose

Technology Integration Specialist, Aspen School District
I'm beginning my 3rd year in the Aspen School District in Colorado and my fifth year as a Tech Integration Specialist. Prior to that I worked abroad in Europe for 4 years, and before that taught in Jackson, Wyoming. I'm a ski junkie at heart! | | I've been teaching elementary and middle school for 17 years and am passionate about integrating technology when it enhances student learning. Teaching teachers has been my biggest challenge, but... Read More →



Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Library Seminar Room

9:40am

NEW Google Sites with Awesome Tables and more
Get hands on with new Google Sites and find out how to integrate images, Google Drive content and even make them dynamic with awesome tables.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Technology for Learning Integrator, GLF Schools
Having taught at two comprehensive schools in Surrey, UK working as a pastoral head of house, key stage leader and head of mathematics I started using more and more technology for learning in my lessons after creating a professional twitter account. Other teachers requested time to show them how to create some of the educational technology (edtech) tools I was using and for me to share tips with them. This has lead to taking on a role leading... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Library

9:40am

Virtual Reality: Google Expeditions and Cardboard
What are Google Expeditions?
Expeditions is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom. We worked with teachers and content partners from around the world to create more than 100 engaging journeys - making it easy to immerse students in entirely new experiences.

Expeditions use Google Cardboard.

What is Google Cardboard?
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone.

It is intended as a low cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and VR applications used with Android.

Created by David Coz and Damien Henry (engineers at Google Cultural Institute).

Learn more about the background on Cardboard and all about the Expeditions Program.  

Try out some Virtual Reality Apps yourself! 
 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University.   Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school for grades 6-12), Allison has spent most of her 20 years in education helping teachers employ strategies using technology to create rich and engaging... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Room 201 - Computer Lab

10:40am

Coffee Break
Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:40am - 10:50am

10:50am

101 Automations
Tired of doing the same thing over and over again? Speed up repetitive tasks and bundle actions into workflows with Google Apps Script. Save time for yourself and others by letting a robot do most of your work with automation. This session will cover scripts and automations based on real world workflows. Fully functional code will be reviewed and run to show Google Apps Script in action. A script based on your suggestions will be written from scratch to demonstrate how Apps Script can make automation easy.

Speakers
avatar for Seung Lee

Seung Lee

Senior IT Specialist, New York University
Hello! I'm currently the Google Apps Administrator for New York University. I've been working in education and technology there for over a decade. I like building tools to make other people's lives easier. I'm also interested in board games, crafts, and my two cats Ed and Harrison.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 203 - Classroom

10:50am

Classroom + Doctopus + Goobric for Formative Feedback
Learn how you can add the formative assessment versatility of doctopus to your Google Classroom experience. Ideal for teachers who have set up Google Classroom and want to add grading rubrics and gradebooks to the mix to automate feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Technology for Learning Integrator, GLF Schools
Having taught at two comprehensive schools in Surrey, UK working as a pastoral head of house, key stage leader and head of mathematics I started using more and more technology for learning in my lessons after creating a professional twitter account. Other teachers requested time to show them how to create some of the educational technology (edtech) tools I was using and for me to share tips with them. This has lead to taking on a role leading... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Library

10:50am

LucidChart: Flowcharts, mindmaps & more.
Create flowcharts, mindmaps, and more with LucidChart. LucidChart is a diagramming web app that is free for schools, works well on Chromebooks, and integrates with Google Drive.

Speakers
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Benjamin Kilar

Technology Director, Chester Academy


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Library Seminar Room

10:50am

Tools & Techniques to Enhance Digital Integrity with Digital Assignments & Assessments
This session is ideal for teachers who are using digital assignments and assessments. You will learn ways to use technology tools and techniques to enhance the integrity of assignments that students create digitally and assessments that students take online. 

Several tools will be covered including: Google Classroom files and how to manage ownership rights to track history and data, online citation options for research to prevent plagiarism and copyright infringement, options for Google Forms when using online assessments, and a demo of new tools to provide a shift in how students demonstrate understanding. These new tools include chrome apps & extensions such as screencastify and movenote.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Prewandowski

Laurie Prewandowski

District Technology Integrator, Kearsarge Regional School District
Laurie Prewandowski is the District Technology Integrator for the Kearsarge Regional School District. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Level 2 Google Educator. Laurie is also a Level 2 Admin and an Apps Event Speaker. Laurie loves professional development and she enjoys sharing ideas with other educators to enhance the learning for students.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 200

10:50am

Google for School Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

  • What does it mean to be a Google school?

    • We start from the basics and take a high level look at what it means to be a Google school

    • We explain how Google Apps for Education works, what Apps are included in the ‘core suite’ and what other ‘non core’ Google Apps you can use

    • We cover a lot of basic stuff to be sure all attendees are starting from the same level such as: Do you need a Google Server? Can you use Google in your school if you are running on a MS base? Do all students need an account on your domain? Can one teacher run Google Classroom if we are not a Google School? etc. etc.

  • How can Google help me and our leadership team in our jobs?

    • This is where we get into Forms, shared Docs, research, etc. We focus in on the best practices for using Google Drive and Docs specifically for school management with specific examples of using forms, spreadsheets and more

    • We also look at using Google tools for:

      • Leadership teams

      • Accreditation (for example by CIS WASC and NEASC which is something schools go through every 5 and 10 years and with Google Apps this process has become much more efficient and effective)

      • Work flows, meeting minutes

      • Structure and Google Drive folder expectations and protocols

Speakers
avatar for Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director, AppsEvents
Dan Taylor is from the UK and the Director of AppsEvents. After studying Systems Engineering at University he worked as a management consultant where he developed a passion for EdTech projects. He has been involved in the Google Education community since the launch of Google Apps for Education in 2006. He began his Google work as a technical consultant managing the set-up and migration of schools to Google Apps, and has assisted the first schools... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 201 - Computer Lab

11:50am

Lunch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:50am - 12:30pm

12:30pm

How to Use Google Search and Google Scholar Like a Champion
This presentation will take users through the process of conducting academic research using Google search and Google Scholar. This interactive presentations focusses on advanced search features along with best practices in the use of Google Scholar

Speakers
avatar for Corey Nazer

Corey Nazer

Secondary Teacher, Gilford High School, Gilford NH
I have worked at Gilford High School in Gilford New Hampshire since 1999. Prior to coming to GHS, I spent two years working at Merrimack Valley High School and one year at Coe-Brown Academy. I am originally from Gilmanton, NH. .I attended Plymouth State College where I earned a degree in Social Science Education. I also completed a master's program to become a certified media specialist. Recently I have starting delivering training on Google Apps... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Seminar Room

12:30pm

Entrepreneurship for students (and teachers)
In this 'off topic' session we take a look at entrepreneurship in the new economy, and how both teachers and students can get involved. Dan Taylor is the founder and Director of AppsEvents, a Google for Education partner and organizer of summits and training worldwide. 

AppsEvents is is a completely virtual organisation with no offices and no full time employees that runs events most weeks quite literally across the globe. We look at this example and others of how people are building a new kind of business, often in their spare time using web-based tools. 

In particular we look at: 
1. Teacher entrepreneurs - many teachers who are building businesses in their spare time and the types of things they are doing 
2.The philosophy from the book 'The four hour work week' by Tim Ferriss and how we use the 80/20 rule and Tim's 'DEAL - Definition, Elimination, Automation and Liberation' to run things 
2. The tools to do it: How you can manage a business and promote yourself completely online - Almost entirely using Google Drive, Sites, Hangouts, Plus and YouTube 
3. The network: How to build a business with a team centric approach ....plus a lot more

Speakers
avatar for Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director, AppsEvents
Dan Taylor is from the UK and the Director of AppsEvents. After studying Systems Engineering at University he worked as a management consultant where he developed a passion for EdTech projects. He has been involved in the Google Education community since the launch of Google Apps for Education in 2006. He began his Google work as a technical consultant managing the set-up and migration of schools to Google Apps, and has assisted the first schools... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 201 - Computer Lab

12:30pm

Making a Dent with #GAfE
At the end of an inspiring and tiring two days use this session to order your thoughts and ideas and outline a project, idea, task or lesson based on your experiences.

I often find I need an hour to process the summit so using design thinking we will process the vast array of tools you have learnt about and identify key problems you would like to address in your school, classroom or role then formulate ideas you can act upon. A series of design thinking activities (which you can use in your school or classroom) will lead you towards a strategy, objective and tactics to put in place next week to make the most impact on learning in your organisation.

Link to Slides

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Technology for Learning Integrator, GLF Schools
Having taught at two comprehensive schools in Surrey, UK working as a pastoral head of house, key stage leader and head of mathematics I started using more and more technology for learning in my lessons after creating a professional twitter account. Other teachers requested time to show them how to create some of the educational technology (edtech) tools I was using and for me to share tips with them. This has lead to taking on a role leading... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library

12:30pm

Using Google Apps in a Science Classroom
Come see how Google Apps including Google Forms, Classroom, and Docs, along with Youtube, can enrich/enhance traditional lab reports and science investigations. Data tables, video resources are enhanced with Google Apps and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate learning, not just through writing, but also visual media. Guiding students via video tutorials has greatly helped their ability to work independently while freeing my classroom time to work with those who need my help the most. The use of Google Apps not only enriches the experience for students, but also aids me in my teaching as well.  

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Cellucci

Alexandria Cellucci

8th Grade Science Teacher, Lynnfield Middle School
Science Teacher, Google Certified Educator ~ Level 2, Speech Pathologist, Baker, Chocaholic, excited and passionate about getting students inspired and 'hooked' on science.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 203 - Classroom

1:30pm

Closing Session
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
LHS Auditorium