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The Midwest Google Apps Summit is a 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 from the Google Education Trainers, Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps savvy educators and local Googley talent.

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Monday, November 17
 

1:00pm

Become a Spreadsheet Wizard
Do you find yourself constantly making tables in documents to try to convey a concept? Do you wonder what these spreadsheets are and why anyone would want to use one? Come discovery the sorcery behind a spreadsheet and find that it will be your favorite tool for sharing information. Learn simple tricks that will amaze your friends to powerful mind bending conjurations within spreadsheets.

Speakers
avatar for Hank Thiele

Hank Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1

2:15pm

Keeping IT Simple - Using Gmail, Calendar, and Google Drive
Overwhelmed with the number of emails in your Inbox? Can’t stay caught up with the latest extensions, web 2.0 applications, and other “cool tech tools”? Having trouble staying organized with all of your meeting or class notes? Take a closer look at one way to master the daily grind by using a few simple tools coupled with a system that integrates some of our favorite Google Tools. Encourage your students to do the same to help them start and stay on top of their busy lives.

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 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 2/5

2:15pm

Putting a WHY behind the HOW: Purposeful Technology Integration using Google Tools
As device acquisition increases, how can we be sure that all educators are effectively integrating technology into their curriculum? Join this session to hear about one district's technology integration framework, and their focus on increasing student efficiency, teacher efficiency, and student learning. In addition, several Google tools will be shared to help teachers meet those goals in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 1

3:30pm

YouTube: from Consumer to Creator
YouTube isn't just for funny videos anymore! Come to this session to learn about how to use YouTube in your school and classroom! Attendees will learn how to create their own channel and playlists, upload and edit videos, and use YouTube for flipping the classroom. Come to hear how one district is using YouTube for their curriculum department, school announcements, and school wide book talks. From the most basic YouTube skills to the most extensive, there will be something for everyone to take away from this presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 1
 
Tuesday, November 18
 

9:45am

Google Chrome - More than just a fast browser.
Google Chrome has fast become a “must install” browser and is certainly the best choice for Google Apps. However, there is much more than you can do with Chrome, much of which gets underutilized. We’ll talk about signing in, managing your bookmarks, apps and extensions and more!

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 →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Let's Hangout! Collaborating with Google Hangouts!
Attendees will walk away with a firm understanding of how to incorporate Google+ Hangouts into their curriculum. Participants will hear examples of how one district is using Hangouts for literacy activities, school wide announcements, professional development and MUCH more!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 1

11:00am

Google Apps for the Administrator
The best way to create a common culture around innovative teaching practices is to lead by example. This session focuses on how people who are in administrative roles can leverage Google Apps to create a culture of innovation and collaboration while building upon established administrative norms. Focus areas are on Google Apps for communication and workflow as well as Google Drive organization.

Speakers
avatar for David Freeburg

David Freeburg

Elementary Associate Principal, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as an elementary Associate Principal. In this role he works to support students and, teachers with learning experiences that can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 2/5