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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
 

2:15pm

Daily Teacher Digital Workflow
Your students are now all creating and sharing and emailing and tweeting and more. How in the heck do you stay sane in the classroom managing all of these new creative spaces? Come learn how to manage today's digital students from blogging, rss feeds, email, Google Drive, and 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 →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Sandstone 3
 
Tuesday, November 18
 

8:30am

Google Sites Make & Take
Create your own Google Site to provide class information and materials, communicate with students, parents and the community,
flip lessons, and showcase student work.

Primary Learning Objectives: Instruction will include how to:
- Create a new site
- Choose a theme or a template
- Customize a site header
- Customize fonts and colors
- Create a custom site icon (favicon)
- Create new pages
- Edit site layout
- Organize site navigation
- Insert gadgets (Google Calendar, videos, documents from Google Drive, images, etc.)
- Share site with others
- Enable page-level permissions for students to upload and edit content on portfolio pages


Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:45am
Sandstone 3

8:30am

You Are Here! The hidden treasures in Google Maps and Earth
Google Maps and Earth are great tools for everyday use and in the classroom. However, there are so many great tools, tricks and tips hidden in Maps and Earth that most don't know about. This session will explore all the features beyond the basic Maps and Earth interface that can be used both in the classroom and just for fun. Be prepared to navigate through all the parts of the world you didn't know existed in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Wismer

Kurt Wismer

Business, Marketing & IT Teacher, North Fond du Lac School District
Kurt teaches Business, Marketing and IT for the North Fond du Lac School District. In addition, he is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. Kurt uses technology throughout his curriculum to create durable learning experiences that are both rigorous... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:45am
Glacier A/B

11:00am

13 Ways Google Apps Helps to Improve the Writing Process - Part 1
In his book On Writing, Stephen King advises budding authors to “write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” With all due respect to the master of horror, with all of the online writing tools and collaborative opportunities available for our students, writing with the “door open” has never been more beneficial.

In this workshop, you will practice collaborative writing exercises utilizing Google Apps for Education tools. Discover different project ideas, shared writing exercises and powerful Google Docs Add-ons that you can immediately launch with your students. Unleash the connected and creative writers in your classroom!

This workshop will be hands-on, so please bring a laptop or Chromebook. 
This is Part 1 of a 2 part workshop! 


Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Juliano

Jimmy Juliano

Educational Technologist/English Teacher, Lake Forest Community High School SD 115
Jimmy Juliano is a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. He works as an Educational Technologist and teaches English at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 3

11:00am

Video Tools You Should Be Using - Part 1
If you have been thinking about how to integrate video into your class or school, this is the session for you. We will discuss and create videos using Google Hangouts, YouTube, and WeVideo (depending on bandwidth of course!!). You will also learn about free Teleprompters that work on Chromebooks!

Once familiar with the tools, you will learn about how we created a video network at Winneconne using YouTube including, daily announcements, weekly shows, student projects, district projects, live broadcasts of elementary book shares, and live broadcasts of some school sports (we even have commentators!).
Most of the tools we have used are free and available to everyone!
Come learn about video creation in a collaborative session that will help jumpstart you and your school with video production!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra A/B

1:00pm

13 Ways Google Apps Helps to Improve the Writing Process - Part 2
In his book On Writing, Stephen King advises budding authors to “write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” With all due respect to the master of horror, with all of the online writing tools and collaborative opportunities available for our students, writing with the “door open” has never been more beneficial.

In this workshop, you will practice collaborative writing exercises utilizing Google Apps for Education tools. Discover different project ideas, shared writing exercises and powerful Google Docs Add-ons that you can immediately launch with your students. Unleash the connected and creative writers in your classroom!

This workshop will be hands-on, so please bring a laptop or Chromebook. 
This is part 2 of a 2 part workshop.  


Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Juliano

Jimmy Juliano

Educational Technologist/English Teacher, Lake Forest Community High School SD 115
Jimmy Juliano is a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. He works as an Educational Technologist and teaches English at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 3

1:00pm

Video Tools You Should Be Using - Part 2
If you have been thinking about how to integrate video into your class or school, this is the session for you. We will discuss and create videos using Google Hangouts, YouTube, and WeVideo (depending on bandwidth of course!!). You will also learn about free Teleprompters that work on Chromebooks!

Once familiar with the tools, you will learn about how we created a video network at Winneconne using YouTube including, daily announcements, weekly shows, student projects, district projects, live broadcasts of elementary book shares, and live broadcasts of some school sports (we even have commentators!).
Most of the tools we have used are free and available to everyone!
Come learn about video creation in a collaborative session that will help jumpstart you and your school with video production!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra A/B