Each year the ITIP Ohio gSummit features Ohio's top technology using educators and administrators sharing their experience and ideas for integrating Google tools into classrooms and school districts. More than 100, fifty minute sessions are offered during the conference, which means two days full of Google related keynotes, featured speakers, concurrent sessions and more!

Session Formats

  • Interactive Lecture - presenter offers a mix of lecture and engagement that has attendees interacting with the presenter and/or fellow audience members
  • Lecture - presenter provides an informative demonstration of their use of the technology along with examples and recommendations to prepare attendees to use what has been shared
  • BYOD - presenter leads a mini-workshop style learning experience that has attendees actively engaged and using their own personal digital applications and devices (if attendees require install/set up of an app, account or tool prior to your session, please include this in session description)

Session Strands

  • Case Studies - session shares how Google applications have impacted student learning ​- presenters reflect upon successes and ​challenges of implementing a program or initiative
  • Classroom Integration - session features a lesson, practice, or instructional model that integrates Google applications
  • Elementary Classroom Integration - session spotlights a K-5 specific lesson, practice or instructional model that integrates Google applications
  • Productivity - session offers examples of how Google applications can help to manage workflow, increase efficiency and/or streamline a process or task
  • Technical - session is of interest to technology support staff - can focus on hardware, infrastructure, device or app management, integration, best practices or other innovations that relate to supporting school districts in using Google tools and services
  • Vendor - session features specific products and/or services available from registered conference exhibitors ONLY

Session Listing

2019 Google Summit Session Matrix: view session times and locations

Sessions Descriptions (sorted by lead presenter last name)


Incorporating UDL Strategies Through the Use of Google Sites (Arbogast)

Google Sites can easily be used to incorporate multiple means of representation and expression into everyday classroom lessons. Through this session, teachers will learn how to create webquests for whole group and individual activities, lesson introduction material with interactive elements, and summative assignments where students create their own sites based on what they have learned. This Google app is easy to access and use for both students and teachers, allowing for effective collaboration and quick and easy assignment creation.

Using G-Suite for a Self-Paced, Personalized Classroom (Arnold)

Personalized learning, or learning strategies to meet the needs of each student every day, is what all teachers aim to do. With the help of Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Drive, and Screencastify, this type of learning is possible. During this presentation, attendees will learn about The Grid Method for Mastery Learning and how the Google Apps can be used to implement a self-paced, differentiated classroom. It is encouraged that attendees bring their own device so they can participate in the different activities.

Making the Google Toolset work for you (Atwood)

You know how to send an email, manage your calendar, and share documents. Are you really getting the most out of these powerful tools? The Google Suite of tools has made it easier now more than ever to have productivity on your side and accomplish whatever it is you are doing to be done faster and more efficient. By already understanding the basics of Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and extensions, such as Keep, we will learn how to integrate these fantastic tools not just with your computer, but also your cell phone. We use these devices on a daily basis, now let’s learn how to make them work for you!

Utilizing Mastery Learning in Your Classroom (Student Choice & Mastery Assessments) (Binkley Jr.)

This presentation will discuss Mastery Learning through differentiation of instructional techniques by utilizing Google applications and extensions to produce “mastery” assessments. Structuring lessons based on student choice, through choice boards or tiered instruction, provides opportunities for continuous and beneficial feedback. Sometimes, pinpointing the concepts not clearly understood is difficult. Utilizing Google Forms to create tiered mastery assessment allows an educator to do just that. Structuring an assessment similar to a “choose your own adventure” produces data that will allow an educator to structure individualized remediation to meet the student where they are at in an effort to reach mastery.

WHERE'S THE TEACHER? Using video hooks and Google to create true student-led lessons in the elementary classroom. (Bonifas)

Not only will attendees learn how to create a total student-led lesson, they will also interact with Google Drive by actually participating in a lesson simulation that requires the use of Google Forms, linking to Youtube by the use of QR Codes, and simple video, mystery-based video hooks that will instantly engage all students, allowing the teacher time to offer extra support where needed. While this is geared towards the elementary classroom, it can be adapted to any grade level.

STEM/CTE Going Paperless with Google plus Classroom?! (Bruce)

All too often people are unsure of what a STEM class is let alone think its just the old woodshop class. That maybe true in some cases, but students still have work to be done and in the old traditional model this is done on paper with a pencil. However, in the last 3 years I have taken nearly all if no all my content over to Google applications including classroom so students can complete their work anywhere anytime. Meaning if I am or they are out they still have the ability to do the work and gain the same knowledge as sitting in class with me.

How to use Google Slides to make an exciting newsletter. (Budas)

The audience will walk away with the knowledge of how to use Google Slides to create a newsletter to either email out information or print off to send home. Using Google Slides allows more tools and access to send information to parents. I will show how to change the page step up, background, adding transparent images, creating a text box and changing the text box background. I will also show how to embed into a classroom webpage. Finally how to save as a PDF for easy access for parents.

Using Google Sheets to Increase Efficiency and Productivity for Educators (Budas)

This session will follow a workshop model. It will begin with a brief introduction of Google Sheets and some of its capabilities. Next, the presenter will show and share some of the ways he uses Google Sheets to increase his productivity, communication, and data analysis. These include personalized feedback on assignments, student goals, and student profiles. Attendees will be given access to these Google Sheets examples to copy and use in their own class. The presenter will then turn the session into a workshop where he will work with attendees to personalize the examples their classroom needs.

Google My Maps- Educate EVERYONE about ANYWHERE (Budas)

This session/presentation will highlight Google My Maps, sharing settings, and collaboration. Google My Maps has applications that can be useful in different grades and across different content areas. This session will be part demonstration and part workshop. I will provide basic instruction on creating and sharing maps, and how to add locations, images, descriptions, and layers. Then I will show examples that I have used and allow teachers to copy these maps to use or modify for use in their classroom. These examples will utilize sharing between Google users for creation and manipulation of My Maps.

Organize Anything with Airtable (Bushman)

This session will focus on introducing AirTable and showing how it can be used to organize workflow, increase efficiency and easily provide continuous feedback in the classroom for Teachers and their Student sand how it integrates with G Suite for Education. Participants will be given many different student & classroom integration examples of how to use AirTable. They will also learn how to create a simple AirTable using the Free Version. Airtable is constantly improving and adding features to their product and is already very powerful working across devices including Mac, Windows, Mobile, and Chromebook devices. During this session, only the free features of the program will be presented.

Writing with Book Creator in K-6 Grades (Cahill)

Explore Book Creator as a app in Chrome for students to publish books, poetry, interactive notebooks and reflection journals. Discover how to create your own teacher resources with students as a shared library collection or epub files.

The Dynamic Literacy & Math Duo - EquatIO and Read&Write! (Callahan)

Read&Write and EquatIO are the dynamic duo for Literacy and Math! During this FUN and FAST-PACED session, attendees will learn how to download and install and utilize the premium Free-For-Teacher version of both tools. We'll review the latest enhancements, demonstrate how both tools work on the web, within PDFs and the G-Suite, then discuss Freemium and Premium student access options. Come learn why Read&Write and EquatIO are successfully used daily with over 12 million students across the globe!

360' View of G Suite For Education (Carlin)

Are you looking to integrate the G Suite for Education resources beyond the classroom? Attend this session to see the power and practicality of using G Suite resources at the building and district level. See practical uses for Google sites at the building level. Learn how to organize, communicate and engage the community, staff and students using various G Suite tools such as Google Forms, Google Classroom and team drive. There will be time for Q&A as well as a peek into the Google Admin console and how simple settings can help save time.

Using Technology to Build Classroom Culture (Chamberlin)

The audience will learn how using technology does more than open up opportunities for using resources and tools to improve academics, it also facilitates the creation of a more positive classroom culture. By moving away from the teacher as primary focal point, Google tools and apps for education open the door for new methods of collaboration and classroom organization. Students can work in teams to build, create and lead their learning and through the use of Google tools and apps and are able to contribute to a classroom climate that focuses on positive interactions for all students. Before we shifted to. technology driven classroom powered by Google apps and resources we were responsible for organizing and creating all elements of the classroom culture. Using these resources we are able to include all student voices in the creation of our classroom culture and adapt to the needs and interests of all students.

Digital Differentiation (Conti)

As educators we have a responsibility to meet the needs of all students in our classroom. This can be overwhelming and time consuming. In this session we will explore how to efficiently use the tools in Google Classroom and Google Docs to give all students a unique, active and engaging roll in the classroom. You will have an opportunity to modify current lessons as well as shared templates to see how voice typing, assigning selected students and adding links can be used to differentiate lessons.

Google Tools for Blended Learning (Cooper)

In this session, participants will explore how to post their stations/tasks into Google Classroom, using it as an organizational element to help set up a blended classroom. Participants will also dive into the GSuite and begin to look at how Google Slides can be used as checklists, Google Sheets as a data notebook and Google Sites/Classroom can be used to create a personalized learning pathway for your students. GSuite also offers students the ability to be content creators while collaborating with each other and facilitating their own learning in 5c's activities. Take all of the Google tools you know and love, now let's re-engage students and create that blended environment!

Why Isn't Everyone Using Spreadsheets? (Corris)

Students can use spreadsheets for survey results, science labs, and even record keeping in many subject areas. Discover how to scaffold the use of Google Sheets to help your students understand the basics of spreadsheets, manipulate data, and eventually build their own spreadsheets based on their personalized instructional needs. Using “Diminishing Support Sheets” can give elementary and secondary students confidence while starting to use Google Sheets or advancing their knowledge. Session will include a conceptual explanation of “Diminishing Support Sheets” and examples. Make sure to bring your computer to explore examples and possibly begin developing your own “Diminishing Support Sheets”.

Google for Elementary Classrooms (Curtis)

This session is designed around providing tasks and learning objectives for students on the elementary level. The goal is not to abandon manipulatives and activities that require pencil and paper, but to simply integrate more digital aspects into the classroom. Together we will explore ways to incorporate digital skills using apps such as Google Docs, Classroom, Forms, Slides, and Drawings. You will leave motivated to embrace digital tasks throughout the school year.

Featured Session: 360 Degree Learning with Google Tour Creator (Curts)

See how you and your students can use Google Tour Creator to bring learning to life by making 360 degree virtual tours. Learn how to add photos with a 360 degree camera, or the Cardboard Camera mobile app, or just from Street View. Then go deeper with image overlays, points of interest, and voice narration. Finally share your creation with the world! For more details see: https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2018/10/tour-creator.html

Google Tools for Struggling Students (Curts)

There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students. For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/p/resources-accommodations.html

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of (Curts)

Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, Web Fonts, AutoDraw, Tour Builder, Toontastic, Canned Responses, Smarty Pins, Poly, Office Editing, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Mystery Animal, Science Journal, Semantris, Grasshopper, Art Palette, and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.) For more details see: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/03/hipster-google.html

Googley Activities and Tools for Primary Students (Curts)

Technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning regardless of age. There are many ways that primary students can create, collaborate, explore, and learn with Google tools. In this session we will look at a wide range of activities with Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and more that are great for engaging younger students in learning with technology. For more details see: https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2019/01/primary-google.html

Featured Session: Hey Google! Look At What My Littles Can Do Now! (Danhoff)

Littles can create what now?! More than you can imagine! This engaging session will provide you helpful tips, tools, templates, and resources that integrate with GSuite and beyond that you will be able to take back and use in your classroom the next day! Learn how to create and implement activities using Google Slides, Forms, Sheets, Classroom, Expeditions, and more with our youngest learners! Watch what they can create and do when you empower them!

Rollin' with my Chromies (Davis)

Are you interested in cranking up your creativity and pumping up your productivity? Look no further! In this session learn more about how you can make the most of Google Chrome and tailor it to meet your specific needs. Participants will walk away with a list full of helpful tips/tricks and useful apps/extensions.

Grade School to Google School: How we transformed the the elementary classroom from text book to Chromebook (Deem)

In this presentation, we will be showing how our elementary school has been transformed using GSuite. We are almost a 1:1 building where students from kindergarten to fifth grade utilize all of the Google Apps and extensions available on our Chromebooks. We have classrooms at all levels creating and using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and using Google Classroom. Some fourth and fifth grade rooms are also implementing aspects of the Applied Digital Skills curriculum as well. In our presentation, we will show how students and teachers of all ages and abilities are able to be successful in using this in their classroom.

Oh, the Places You Will Go....if You Choose! (2 Tools, 2 Fun Ideas, ONE Session!) (DeGregorio)

I will show attendees how to use some little-known tools within Google Maps and show an example lesson for ideas on how to implement them in their classrooms. I will also be showing attendees how to use slide-linking within Slides to create innovative & engaging Choose-Your-Own Adventure lessons as an alternative way to deliver content, introduce ideas and engage their students. These products are staples of the G Suite and can be utilized in ways that some may unaware of! Attendees will have materials to take home in their Drives and some time to try their own in the session.

Can you SURVIVE the Zombie Apocalypse? A Google Tools Adventure (DeGregorio)

In this session, attendees will have a workshop type environment where they will be put into teams and utilize just about every google tool within the G suite to collaborate in real time to create an action plan to complete a given scenario. At the end, we will provide templates for a wide range of scenarios that span age levels and themes. Teachers will be able to use these ideas to create their own collaborative scenarios in their classrooms.

Get Your Game Face On with Google Apps (Douglas)

"Get your Game Face On with Google Apps" will demonstrate how to use Google Forms to gamify your lessons. Forms can be used to gather data but with small tools included in forms you can create games to add fun into your class.

Digital Signage Using Google Apps (England)

Are you in need of digital signage? Did you know you can create one using Google Apps for free? Digital signage boards are a great way to display information using a TV and connected computer. Using Google Sites, Calendar, and Slides, along with Chrome and a few extensions you will leave with a fully functional website you can use as digital signage. Bring your laptop so you can build along. Participants should have a Google Apps account and Google Chrome installed on their device.

Code.org for Your K-5 Classroom (Fasig)

Did you know, ANYONE can teach coding!? That's right. You don't have to have a computer science degree or be an engineer to teach your students coding. Code.org offers a free online curriculum for K-5 students called CS Fundamentals. This curriculum allows teachers and students to get a glimpse of what computer programming looks like. The skills students obtain from coding in the classroom and incredibly beneficial for students, problem solving, logic, critical thinking, collaboration, and more! This is a great program to use to show students what it means to be persistent and learn from failure.

SOLE search for authentic learning (Feldman)

This presentation will teacher people how to use startsole.org. The relationship to google is that when the class beings a sole they need a place to collaborate on research and synthesize this research into a presentation. Using Sites, slides, or other presentation tools .

Tap into Student Creativity with Art-Inspired Activities (Filar)

Bring steAm into your classroom! Not an art teacher? No problem. Learn several easy ways to incorporate art into any subject using Google Docs. The art-inspired creation you will make during this session can stand alone, be the image to accompany content knowledge, or be a creative journal header—the possibilities are endless. During this session selected works of Andy Warhol will be showcased. Participants will create a piece inspired by Warhol's style using image editing features in Google Docs.

Making SAMR Visible (Filar)

You may have been hearing about the SAMR model for years now. This technology integration model gives you a framework to think about the level at which your lesson activities that include the use of technology change or enhance the original non-tech lesson and learning experience. While the model itself isn't complicated, putting it into practice can be a bit challenging. Can you really determine what level a lesson is at? How do you take an existing lesson and redesign it with tasks that are enhanced and more authentic because of the use of technology (and even tasks you couldn't even image before)? What does that even look like? Come learn how to make SAMR visible in your classroom using Google Tools such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Sites that allow for collaboration, immediate feedback, and multimedia creations.

G Suite + Emojis = Awesome (Franzdorf)

Everyone loves emojis! Take advantage of that interest and excitement by combining emojis with G Suite to create awesome lessons. Session includes multiple examples for all grades and subjects that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

Go Ahead, Make My Day With Chrome Extensions (Franzdorf)

Chrome extensions are small software programs that give your Chrome browser super powers. These super powers are designed to make your life easier. This session will show more than 50 extensions for productivity, accessibility features and some that are just for fun.

The Perfect Pear, Pear Deck + Google Slides (Frayser)

What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to: 1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides. 2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard. 3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways. By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!

Yes, You Can Incorporate the 5C's In Your Classroom! (Furey)

In this session, participants will gain an insight into what the 5C's are, why it is crucial to incorporate the 5C's into your classroom and in a blended environment, and then spend time exploring ideas for how to integrate the 5C's. Google is a great way to foster creative and collaborative skills but what about connectedness? Not only will you gain insights about how to incorporate the GSuite into the 5C's but participants will get ideas for other ways to include the 5C's. Hands-on activities and learning experiences will be provided!

Choice Boards in Elementary: Using HyperDocs to dive deeper! (Goetz)

Join us if you are a K-5 classroom looking for an efficient, yet effective instructional model that allows students to go deeper in their individual learning while entirely engaged. This session will integrate ‘Math Mastery Boards’ into math instruction using Google Classroom. It will also extend to showcase ‘Word Work Boards’ being used in a similar fashion in reading/Daily 5. Within these boards, students will create Google Docs, manipulate Google Slides, and submit Google Forms. Additional tech tools are mashed up to create a learning session you will walk away from knowing what you can do on Wednesday in your classroom!

Am I doing it Right? (Gott)

With so many GSuite features available, are we sure we are utilizing them in the most effective way? In this session, we’ll talk about different tools and mindsets to self-evaluate and improve your lessons. We’ll evaluate example lessons on three different frameworks to determine a Gorman Complexity Score. We'll also use the frameworks to develop a plan on how the lesson could be made more complex and lead to even deeper learning. While I firmly believe that proper Google integration can lead to deeper learning experiences in your classroom, “more integrated technology” does not automatically mean “deeper learning experiences.”

Pear Deck: A Powerful Interactive Learning App Built for Teachers (Griffith)

Check out this amazing app that allows you to present interactive content to your students from one device to many. Formatively assess on the fly, present interactive content and dazzle your students with this amazing app. This impressive technology is the future of teaching and learning and a great addition to any teacher’s digital tool bag.

Students Providing Student Feedback and More with Screencastify (Griffith)

Screencastify is an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to create a screen recording with a webcam and microphone. This application is perfect for the Chromebook as a webcam and microphone is built in. This session will go over how to setup and use Screencastify and then give examples on how students can provide student feedback or peer review for ELA writing or other projects. This a just another great use for screencastify and other examples will be provided in this session.

Supercharge Your Google Slides (Hampson)

Participants will get a hands on experience building in Google Slides while using other add-ons, extensions, and apps available within the G-Suite. This session will not only be a learning opportunity, but a chance to have takeaways which can be used in the classroom the next day. The extensions used in conjunction with Google Slides are easy to implement and fun to master like Screencastify, Pear Deck, voice typing, and editing YouTube videos.

Our D.C. Trip #WeMappedItAll (Haynes)

Student presenters will walk attendees through the process of creating a real time Google MyMaps to post and update as they travel through our nation's capital. Parents and other community members will have access to view the map and follow the class as they visit historical sites.

Effective Instructional Strategies + Google Tools = Student Success (Hayward)

When teachers combine proven instructional strategies with effective digital tools, students have the greatest opportunity to succeed. This session will use the SAMR framework as an assessment tool, will identify highly effective instructional strategies and apply both when choosing the appropriate digital tool. Participants will be presented examples of this process and given time to work collaboratively to design a lesson and share their choice of digital tool based on the instructional outcomes and strategies they identify. Google tools that will be shared and aligned to this process are Google Arts and Culture, Docs, Slides, Sites and Classroom.

Use Google Drawing to Support Writing not Drawing (Hayward)

Let's be honest, Google Drawing is not a great drawing tool. Google Drawing is a great tool to layer images and text together creating powerful expressions. In this session, participants will experience how our junior high school art teacher implemented Google Drawing into her classroom through the use of rubrics, photos and graphic organizers. Using these tools our students created powerful imagery and text describing themselves. Participants will see examples of the process, student work, and be given time to create their own example. This session is not just for art teachers but should be experienced by all teachers.

Technology in the Science Classroom (Helsinger)

I will share the Google tools I use in my chemistry and biology classes. Students continue to add to the same Google Doc for an entire quarter. All students complete research in a single Google Sheet. Students use Slides to create stop motion mitosis phases. They use Tour Builder to share how coins are made. And finally I will discuss how I make my tests resemble the EOC Biology assessment. BYOD to interact with the presentation.

Student Created Electronic Portfolios of Content Using Google My Maps (Holman)

This presentation features the free product of Google My Maps. This interactive tool can be used is in a variety of ways in a variety of different subjects. In this presentation you will learn the ins and outs of this program. The session will help guide you and your students in how to create a great visual of class content, student work and web resources. You will learn how to plot points on a map, customize pins, add images, videos, links, lines and shade regions, all while gathering ideas for you to use in your classroom the first day back. The presenters will also provide ideas, online tutorials, and samples of student work on more advanced uses of the software.

Ramping up your Formative Assessment! Make it FUN! (Holman)

As teachers, we constantly are assessing our students understanding of curriculum. From exit passes to unit tests, our schools and districts require lots of data concerning student learning. All that data and grading often gets in the way of actual teaching. Not anymore. There are great digital assessment tools available that engage students in the assessment process and guide teachers on what students need next. Not only are they engaging, they can transform direct instruction, grade and sort your data for you and are so simple that they can be used several times a week. This session will share a google tools using Peardeck, while exploring other softwares like: flipgrid, quizlet live, edpuzzle, and more.

Helping “THAT” Kid Be Successful (Howell)

Google has been a key part of my teaching experience by helping "THAT" kid master material and become a confident learner. Google can help give these students a voice and help them understand difficult concepts if we allow them to use this product. Come learn about different tips and tricks that I used in my experience to help students be successful in and outside the classroom.

Clue- Using Google Forms for Solving Mysteries and gaining Immediate Feedback (Howell)

Add gamification to your classroom with clue by using google forms. Students will solve mysteries and gain immediate feedback in this game. Students will solve questions about the content they are learning. Attendees will learn how to create a Clue game and set up their Google Form. Are you tired of grading by hand? Do you want to create engaging digital assessments and collect meaningful student data? Come to this session and learn how to use Google Forms to create assessments, quizzes, tests, and gather a variety of information about your students. We will also look at Google Slides as more than just a presentation tool. Learn how to create interactive and collaborative activities for your students. See examples that our elementary teachers are using in their classrooms.

Connecting Classrooms with Mystery Hangouts (Hudson Estepp)

Have you ever wondered how you can connect your students to a global community without ever leaving your hometown? Insert Google Hangouts. Learn how two small-town districts have collaborated to allow their students to interact beyond the classroom walls. Experience and learn how to find, set up, and get started with Mystery Hangouts and participate in a live Hangout with students. With the help of the Google Assistant, attendees can hone their research skills to discover where our students are located.

Choose Your Own Adventure With Google (Hughes)

Education is not a one size fits all model. We need to allow students a choice and a voice. In this session, we will look at using Google Forms, Slides, Drawings, and Docs to let students "choose their own adventure" and be in charge of their own learning. This session will focus on creating lessons, quizzes, hyperdocs, hyperdrawings, and more...all with the goal of creating a more personalized education.

Digital Breakout - No Box, No Problem! (Hughes)

Digital Breakouts are a great alternative to the ever popular BreakoutEDU Box, what's even better is they're FREE! Digital Breakouts get your students communicating and collaborating, while using their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, along with their creativity, to BREAKOUT! During this session, attendees will use Google Sites, Forms, and Drawings to participate in a Digital Breakout Challenge. Bring your own device to see if you can solve the puzzles and breakout!! We will also look at customizable digital templates, free tools, and discuss how you can use Google tools to create your own Digital Breakouts.

The 8 Wastes of Lean - Increase Productivity Today! (Johansson)

Join this session to learn how to identify the 8 Wastes of a Lean environment, and how to use Google tools to overcome daily bottlenecks. You'll be glad you did...

Slide Deck Design Basics (Johansson)

Tired of slides that put you to sleep? Join this session to learn what it takes to make some good looking slides a reality. We’ll look at the dos & don'ts of slide design, working with fonts, colors, and transitions. You’ll learn how to design your own master slides and create templates for others. Need great looking stock photos? Ready to pair some fonts? This session will make it happen!

Curriculum Mapping with G-Suite (Kallmeyer)

G-Suite offers a powerful set of free collaborative learning tools for teachers and students. This same set of tools can be extended to invigorate conversations about curriculum and allow us to document what we do with our everyday tools. Many curriculum mapping programs require an additional login and feel detached from our day-to-day academic life. Curriculum Mapping with G-suite is a DIY approach that is accessible to all teachers and administrators. This session is designed to provide an overview of the process.

Google with Upper Elementary (Kehres)

Attendees will be able to have a "Googlefied" learning environment for their students utilizing Google Calendar as a planner, Google Classroom for content management, Google Forms for data collection, Google Drawings for classroom organization, Google Slides for both teacher and student presentations, Google Photos for family use & much more!

Google's Best Kept Secrets (C. Kelley)

How many times have you found yourself saying “I didn’t know Google could do that!”? With so many tools at our disposal, it’s sometimes impossible to keep up with all the great things Google has to offer. In this session we will explore some of the lesser known tools, resources, and features available from Google.

Everything is Awesome with Google! (C. Kelley)

As more and more of our lives move into the digital world, the need for our students to learn how to exist online in a safe, constructive way becomes paramount. This session will focus on how educators can utilize Google's Be Internet Awesome curriculum and Interland to help teach students to interact with others in a digital environment while protecting themselves from cyber bullies, scams, and more.

Your Very Own Slides App (Kiefer)

Google Slides is so much more than a presentation tool! Slides can even be used to create an app! This app can be used to centrally house information, links, resources, and more. Other Google Applications can easily be embedded or linked. A Slides app can be customized to match the theme of your choosing. It can then be shared with a targeted group of people (ex: parents & students) for classroom communication or group activity.

Hack Literacy with Read&Write with Google (Klodor)

So many students are struggling with their reading and writing skills and aren't getting supports. Check out this session where you'll learn how to utilize Texthelp's Read&Write free features to improve your literacy levels, in addition to learning about the paid version for your students.

VR in School? Google Tilt Brush Is Your Answer (Kovach)

VR is a hot topic in education, but there is not a lot of content that can justify the large investment in a system. Then Google Tilt Brush comes along. A free hand 3D drawing program allows students to get design ideas out of there head without requiring drawing skills or technical design skills. Learn how students at Newark High School put this technology to use allowing them to rapidly brainstorm and prototype. Although used primarily in STEM classes you will learn tips and methods for using the program in any content area.

Lesson Planning in The Cloud with Google Calendar (Kovach)

Gone are the days where you need a binder of lesson plans. You can add your plans to Google Calendar making it easy for absent students to find missing work, administration to see what's going on in your class and keep yourself organized by knowing what you have done each day. The best part is the following year all you need to do is revise and change the dates. This is an easy way to share plans with anyone through an embedded or shared Google Calendar.

Managing Digital Badges and Makerspace (Krock)

Upon entering the session, a variety of digital badge uses will be provided. The next step will be for each participant to brainstorm a topic and a list of skills of mastery in the content area of their choice. Digital Badges will be designed via Google Drawing and added to a Google Sheet via Flippity. Participants will use Google Sheets, Google Drawing, Google Classroom, Google Images, and Flippity to create a digital badge sheet for one content area in which they teach.

Getting Your FEET Wet with Focused, Effective, & Efficient Teaming (Kurz)

Small team meetings have the potential to be the most unpleasant part of our day in the middle school. What do we talk about? What minutes do we keep? How do we retrieve the information we talk about? How do we structure our team meeting time? How do we share information about our students with other staff in the building? Participants will learn how Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms may be used to create a team meeting system which is focused and seamless in terms of collecting, storing, retrieving, and sharing student anecdotal information, parent communication, team logistics, and team operational items. Meeting agendas follow a set of Google Forms linked to Google Sheets and Docs.

Leveraging Digital Resources to Support Writing Across the Curriculum (Lacivita from ThinkCERCA)

Throughout their lives students will be asked to solve problems, analyze information, think critically, and communicate their ideas effectively. For students to develop these skills, writing needs to be practiced across disciplines. However, traditional learning happens in silos, with ELA, social studies, science, and math teachers often speaking different languages — to one another as well as students. As such, one of the bigger challenges teachers face when implementing writing across the curriculum is getting everyone on the same page. In this session discover how digital tools such as Google Classroom and ThinkCERCA can support educators in effectively teaching writing across the curriculum to achieve student growth.

Supporting the Future Ready School with Google Tools (Lee)

Future Ready Ohio is a state partner in the national effort of Future Ready Schools®, which helps district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so each student can achieve success. All content focuses on seven key gears. This framework keeps student learning at the heart of all decision-making. Ohio students require the right tools and technologies to engage them in relevant, quality instruction and learning. By using the Future Ready framework, personalized learning can be supported for students with Google tools which aligns with Ohio’s new strategic plan, Each Child, Our Future. Come learn how Google can support each of the Future Ready gears!

HyperQuests: Creating Engaging Experiences for Students (Lenk)

Whether you call it autonomous learning or self-directed learning, HyperQuests (a combination of HyperDocs and WebQuests) are a great way to allow and encourage all students to take control of their own learning process. Using a basic Google Doc, Slideshow, or Google Sites, teachers can guide their students all over the web in an educational experience, not just through content. Using constructivist methodology, flipped teaching and free software/applications you can provide students with the opportunity to guide their own learning. During this session, participants will learn techniques,ideas and strategies of how to create engaging 21st century HyperQuest assignments

Playing for Keeps (Lippincott)

Join this hands on presentation and learn how to use Google Keep across multiple platforms to sync lists, bookmarks, photos, reminders and more. Keep can be used on computers, phones, and tablets to manage things as simple as a grocery list or as complex as a list of comments for grading Gdocs. Keep can share items between users and provides an alternative way to share items with students, parents, family members and friends. Please download Google Keep to your device (phone/tablet) before the session and if interested, bring a computer too, to learn about its Chrome extension.

Coding in the Classroom: CS-First and Beyond (Macraild)

CS First is Googles Coding platform that teaches young students the benefits of Block Based Coding. I will share how to create and implement this teaching tool and a few other subsequent coding tools to help teachers feel confident in teaching coding, though they may not have any coding experience.

Productively Productive: Getting Organized with Google (and Non-Google) Tools (Malanga)

With everything going on in our lives, it's easy to become overwhelmed. It's time to get organized using fabulous free tools! We'll focus on topics such as achieving Inbox Zero, making Gmail work for you, keeping your schedule straight with Google Calendar, note-taking and list-making with Google Keep, and staying on top of your tasks with Todoist. You will leave this session with some easy ways to make your life more organized!

45 “Suite” Tips in 45 Minutes (Malanga)

G Suite is a fantastic suite of products for educators. But there is so much to know! This fast-paced session will showcase 45 quick tips and tricks to help educators be more productive and efficient throughout the entire G Suite product line. Learn how to be a G Suite ninja with tips for Google Chrome, Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and more!

No 3D printer? No problem! (Martin)

Discover resources to use in project-based learning where students can explore and create their own 3D models and virtual worlds. Incorporate 3D images from Poly and 360 degree images from Street View into your own virtual reality world (Co-Spaces EDU) or hold them in your hands as a hologram that you can manipulate (MergeCube). Want to enable your students to become creators of content instead of consumers? Learn about free 3D modeling software (TinkerCad and Sketchup) and view your own created models without needing a 3D printer or use in your Virtual Reality world of CoSpaces.

Avoiding Quit Points When Integrating Technology (Matejic)

Five years ago, after attending the Ohio Google Conference, Sveti Matejic and Adam Chamberlin began a technology driven pilot program in their classrooms. Using google apps for education as the primary tools for instruction Matejic and Chamberlin discovered that using technology wasn't enough to transform learning until they refocused on the student experience. The lessons from this experiment led to the development of Quit Point methodology which drastically improved our ability to use the myriad of resources offered by Google and technology in the classroom. We are excited to share our experience and lessons we learned to help other teachers take better advantage of all the tools and resources offered by Google and technology in the classroom.

Engage-ucate (Mays)

Constructing interactive lessons for your students can sometimes prove difficult. Yet, by creatively designing lessons and classroom spaces, teachers can power through boredom to construct engaging interactive lessons for all. Google Slides and PowerPoint are not just for presentation display! QR codes are valuable walkabout tools! Interactive Drawings… we are just getting started! Unlock the interactive tools that you never knew you never knew!

TransFORM Your Data Collection with Google Forms - Part 1 (McCaslin)

Delve into the world of Google Forms! This session will focus on utilizing Google Forms for simple data collection such as parent contact information, parent conference scheduling and even the staff potluck! Work smarter - not harder! Attendees will leave with their first forms completed and ready to use!

TransFORM Your Data Collection with Google Forms - Part 2 (McCaslin)

Got the basics of Google Forms under your belt? Ready to explore additional ways in which Google Forms can change your life? This session will introduce you to using Google Forms to create self-graded quizzes and formative assessments. This session will also help you discover ways to "survey yourself" to track various data points such as phone calls home, behavior tracker, IEP goal tracker and more!

Can You Breakout from Our Session? Building and Executing Escape Rooms in the Classroom (McDonald)

Do you want your students to collaborate to solve difficult problems while being both engaged and excited about the learning? Have you been to an escape room and are curious how you can create one in your own classroom? Come join us as we show how we have taken old worksheets and turned them into self checking, engaging escape rooms. Come participate in a mixed breakout room (both physical and digital) after participating we will answer questions about creating your own. The digital breakout room will utilize Google Suite (sites, slides, docs, and drawings).

Creating a Blended Classroom: the Good, Bad, and the Not so Ugly (Meyer)

Most schools have gone 1:1 with technology and teachers are being encouraged to start blending their classrooms by combining Google Suite applications with traditional classroom methods. I started the blended classroom journey over four years ago and it has been a roller coaster ride of which I have learned a lot. I would like to share the good, bad, and the not so ugly issues I have encountered.

Crush it in the Classroom with Google! (Mikin)

Join me to learn about digital tools for all students and all content areas in your classroom. Google Apps, Extensions, Add-ons, Hyperdocs, Google Expeditions, etc., this session will provide you with a multitude of resources to implement that inspire and transform learning. Create excitement and empower learners by giving student choice and design a blended learning environment that energizes the classroom and influences learners. Resources for all content areas will be shared and time to explore and ask questions will be given.

Featured Session : The Unknown Google Slides: Practical Ideas You Never Considered (Matt Miller)

Google Slides can be used for so much more than giving oral presentations! Get students creating and engaged in class with these nontraditional uses of Google Slides. Bring a device (laptop/Chromebook recommended) to learn new ideas hands-on!

Featured Session : Educational Eye Candy: 5 Brain-Friendly Google Drawings Activities (Matt Miller)

The verbal/visual connection has huge brain benefits. Get students creating with what they’ve learned using these Google Drawings activities. You’ll learn how to create infographics, visual notes, interactive posters and more!

Featured Session : Wrap Up Day 1 - Featured session (Matt Miller)

This session will be a high energy and highly interactive review of the day’s activities as well as a quick look ahead at the events and topics planned for day 2 of the Summit.

Using Choice to Increase Student Involvement (N. Miller)

Do you want to create more choice in your classroom but don’t know how to start? Increasing student choice positively impacts the classroom environment and student engagement. Come join us as we discuss how we created student choice using G Suite Apps, Google Classroom, and a Google Site to increase student engagement in our classrooms. Best strategies and examples will be shared, with time for teacher collaboration, creation, and adaption of their own strategies. Please bring your device to engage in create of your own choice activity.

How Using Google to Keep Myself and My Classroom Organized Saved My Life! (N. Miller)

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all of your classroom resources, lesson plans, file folders, papers, and random post-its? Are your students always asking when things are due, what they missed while absent, or where to find a resource or the infamous extra copy? Come join us as we discuss how we created an organizational system utilizing Google Drive, Calendar, Classroom, and Sites to keep ourselves and our students organized and sane. See how we transformed the traditional lesson planner and classroom into a well-organized and easily accessible blended infrastructure that helps foster our no excuse culture in the classroom.

G Suite and Your Technology Curriculum Plan (Minier)

What technology skills do your students need — and when do they need them? Join this interactive discussion as we explore models for a district-wide technology plan for helping students learn to use G Suite tools and other technology skills they will need for learning and life. The session will also include a brief look at a model plan for coding which includes Google CS First, in addition to G Suite, and a simple, free district tech-curriculum planning guide.

Googlify Global Education: Google Tech brings to world to your students everyday (Niedzwiecki)

To quote the Google Earth site ¨Education is a more than just learning: It's a journey of discovery¨. In Global Awareness Education best practices of technology utilization can allow that journey to span the globe. Specific goals are to investigate the world, recognize and weigh perspectives from first person sources, & communication of ideas. Some specific tools are Google Earth (Studio, Engine & Outreach), Google Maps (Video Tours, Geoguesser, Earth Picker), Google Collaborative docs for worldwide collaboration, Blogster for digital penpals, Virtual & Augmented Reality & Google Expeditions, World Geographic Global Educators Projects, Padlet for interactive discussions, and international school/teacher partnerships and exchange.

Blended Learning with Google (Nyzen)

I will be describing how I use Sites, Docs, and Classroom on a daily basis to help manage the chaos in a blended learning environment. I will also show participants how my students interact regularly with Drawings and Docs as well as other apps to create products to show their knowledge in the science classroom.

Develop Creators, Not Consumers (Oris)

Videos, pictures, blogs, posts, memes, and plenty more online content are being consumed by people, including our students, at a record pace. The creators of that content are problem solvers, creative thinking, and entrepreneurial minds, so what we need is our students to be less consumers of content, and become the creators of content. So in this session, we will look at numerous apps, resources, and student examples within the G Suite for Education and Google enabled sign on pages, that can transform students from consumers into creators.

Flipping the Paper: Merging Paper to Digital Interactive Content (Paul)

Turn traditional paper worksheets and classroom materials into digital, interactive and appealing content for the classroom VIA Google Slides and Poll Everywhere. Session includes creating worksheets, digital guides, assignments, assessments, rubrics and projects into digital content increasing student interaction, differentiation and minimizing feedback turn around time. (Beginner-Intermediate Google Slides Session)

YouTube Your Lessons...All of Them! (Pool)

In this session we will demonstrate the why and how of recording EVERY one of your class lessons and posting them to YouTube. It is easy, simple, and takes virtually no extra time in your day. It is enormously beneficial to more of your students than you know. We have been doing it to a limited extend for 5 years at NTLS and are currently beginning the initiative to get all staff on-board.

10 Ways to Amplify Your Voice with Google Tools (Radefeld)

Are you and your students taking advantage of the plethora of Google tools giving us the opportunity to amplify your voice? Perhaps you are not aware of tools the many free tools available on each Chromebook in your classroom. Join me as I talk about the ten tools I have used to amplify the voice of my students and colleagues.

Digital Tools For Diverse Learners (Radefeld)

Join me to learn about digital tools for all students in your classroom and district. You will learn how to use built-in Chromebook accessibility tools, websites and Chrome extensions to improve learning outcomes for all students. We will explore how to make text accessible using extensions and fonts, how to help students find focus in the classroom and we will delve into online organizational tools to help each student in your classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how students can use their voice to help in the writing process, and learn how to easily differentiate assessments.

5 Google integrations in Sora to cultivate reading focus ( Reyes)

The ideal digital reading platform does not introduce distractions from reading, but rather enhances the experience. Sora offers Google integrations to keep students focused on reading and learning, like Google search and Translate, without ever leaving the app. Learn how students can use offline reading support in Chrome to download titles to read without internet access. Sora also streamlines the classroom for teachers. With deep linking, teachers can post reading assignments in Google Classroom, providing students one-click access to the book. And exportable notes and highlights make it easy for teachers to evaluate and grade work.

21st Century Pen-Pals: Where Communication Meets Collaboration. (Rinaman)

In the spring of 2018, two neighboring schools that have competed on the field and court for years came together to work on presentations in an effort to "Think Different" when it comes to research projects. Students in the seventh grade at New Riegel Local Schools and Calvert Catholic Schools met via Google Hang-outs and completed a project together based on the 1997 Apple "Think Different" Campaign. Through a variety of tools in the G Suite for Education, students demonstrated their ability to do research and collaborate in real-time across different platforms. This session will show audience members how easily students can collaborate to make something amazing without ever meeting in person.

STEAM, PBL, and Makerspace Oh My. Using Google to organize these activities. (Ritter)

We will explore different STEAM, PBL, and Makerspace activities I am using in my technology classroom. I will describe how I use google classroom to allow my students to take control of their own learning using my choice boards created on google docs. I will give you time to explore some of these options so you can take them back to you own classrooms.

Wave That Feedback Flag! Using Technology to Assist in the Feedback Process (Rivera)

Learn about fun, formative, feedback tools that you can implement immediately in your classroom! In this session, we will explore feedback features already integrated in the GSuite of applications, as well as Flipgrid (a video feedback platform) and Peergrade (a peer review tool) that integrate seamlessly with Google applications. Participants will have time to test out the feedback tools as well as get a first-hand account of how they could be used in the classroom setting.

Professional Learning Delivery Redefined (Robey)

All aboard! Tired of sit and get professional development? This session will take you on a professional learning, pirate-themed journey to reveal how a Curriculum Director and Technology Integration Specialist teamed up to provide effective and personalized learning opportunities for staff (K-12). Examples of successful professional learning sessions that will be modeled include the use of GSuite apps for all levels of learners, utilizing Google Classroom with staff, using a Google Sheets staff challenge to promote best practices and Google Certification, and organizing personalized professional learning sessions to promote staff growth.

Are you at risk? Give Yourself a Google Checkup! (Rosecrans)

Signing into Google’s Chrome browser has numerous benefits and risks. During this session you will give yourself a “Google Checkup”. We will identify the difference between signing into Google’s Chrome Browser and signing into a Google Account in the Cloud. We will also clarify sync options in Google’s Chrome browser. We will go through a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” such as: using Incognito mode, Guest mode and how to keep professional and personal accounts separate. Lastly, you will check to see your saved passwords, the apps with access to your account and where you use “Sign-in with Google”.

We Play Nice Together! INFOhio and Google Apps for Education (Rowland)

Did you know many of INFOhio’s free, standards-aligned resources and tools can be seamlessly integrated to Google Classroom, Drive, and Forms? In a few clicks, you can post, create, and share lessons and assignments using high-quality resources from INFOhio. Engage learning with interactive media, digital texts, and videos from Science Online, DVC, World Book Advanced, and ISearch. Support inquiry and writing with GO! Ask, Act, Achieve and Points of View Reference Center. Learn how to team-up INFOhio digital tools and resources with Google Classroom and break away from outdated textbooks and print materials to support a blended classroom learning environment

Using Google Tour Creator and VR to Make Your Content Come Alive! (Ruggaber)

Come learn how to bring your content to life in front of your very eyes! Google Tour Creator allows you to build immersive, interactive, 360° tours (for free!) of anywhere you can imagine! Then, using VR viewers, take your students on a Virtual Reality journey through your content. During the session we will cover an example from a World Language classroom but we will also discuss potential ideas for utilizing this amazing tool in a variety of content areas.

Addressing Differentiation Through Embedded Scaffolding (Rymer)

Using G Suite for Education as the platform, we will look at how to write announcements and design assignments on Google Classroom that allow students to work independently. We will show how to make templates in Google Docs and Google Drawings that include embedded scaffolding and support. We will demonstrate using Google Sites as a platform to post video instruction, completed notes and references for math. Overall, the focus is on rethinking teachers’ instructional design to scaffold all students so that they may achieve independently.

Admin Console Best Practices & Security Settings (Salyers)

Do you ever think you’ve mastered the Google Admin. Console only to find they’ve changed something or revamped it altogether? Join this session to focus on the key competencies in your that should be your non-negotiables, regardless of Google’s changes. We will begin with a best practice setup of an OU (organizational unit) structure to best manage the users and devices in your district. Following OU structures, let’s take a swim through the key elements of user and device management, covering topics such as App and Extension restrictions, user settings to prevent circumvention of district filters, kiosk setup, security settings and enforcement of password policies. As we go through the set-up of multiple topics, we will also examine the “Why?” What makes best practices? Who determines them in your district? At the session conclusion, you will leave with definite structures and policies to maximize your district Google usage.

Ensure Academic Integrity with Secured Experience (Samuels)

As more students engage with online learning, the need to ensure academic integrity has never been greater. Edgenuity makes this easy to manage with a secured experience that leverages a district’s existing Active Directory and/or Google Admin set-up. Prevent students from opening other programs or browser tabs while working in the Edgenuity coursework and allow students to access instruction from home—but require them to take assessments at school where they can be proctored. We’re bringing in the guru, so don’t miss out!

Accessibility for All using with Extensions and Add-Ons (Sears)

The session will give the audience needed Google Extensions and Google Add-Ons available within their programs to help all students and users succeed. Teachers will learn how to modify, encourage, assist and guide students with various extensions and add-ons. Teachers will be able to revamp lessons and directives so that all learners are included. With the influx of student IEPs and Learning Targets, teachers need tools in their toolbox to help assist with meeting the needs of all students. Google has created multiple extensions and add-ons that help with reaching those goals. The session would address not only students with special needs, but also all grade levels.

Google Drawing for Mindfulness (Sears)

Teachers will take a deeper look at how drawing in the classroom can help reduce stress and anxiety for their students. Drawing has been a proven methodology for relaying ideas and creativity in all. Google Drawing does a fantastic job of easily integrating art and creativity into any lesson or project. Google drawing should be part of student choice and given an closer investigation into how it can help a student understand standards and help to reach learning targets. Students and teachers will benefit from being able to work with multi-media to help express ideas and thoughts. I will present various subject areas and how easily Google Drawings can become a part of that learning target. Teachers will begin to create a lesson related to their standard and gain a better understanding of how easily it is integrated into the other GAFE Suite Tools.

Chromebook, The only book you need! (Sendelbach)

Students will demonstrate various Google Apps for Education tools, extensions or apps that they use daily with their teachers on Chromebooks. Students will also explain the benefits to them in using 1:1 and how they evolved into the Chrome Crew. The Chrome Crew manages, maintains and repairs around 850 Chromebooks on a daily basis. This session will also tie into Chromebook 1:1 initiatives, Google Apps for Education and how it benefits student learning in today's extended learning environment.

Digital Convergence: A New Master Plan (Seymour)

Digital Convergence is an intentional and systematic approach to using technology to modernize teaching and learning. The approach looks at different learning ecosystems (such as Google) and determines how to best utilize those tools with your educators and leaders.

Going One2One: Hints, Tips and Strategies (Seymour)

The newest EdTech push is going One2One with devices. But just purchasing a bunch of devices and putting them in the hands of the students. Schools need to be strategic about their technology plan to integrate technology into their curriculum. Schools need to look through a lens of teaching and learning first and the device is a tool to enhance teaching and learning. Learn from my experiences (positive and negative) as we lead a large school district through the process of adopting a blending learning approach and a One2One program.

Virtual Reality and Closing the Achievement Gap (Seymour)

Come and see the newest technology to engage students and extend lessons. Virtual Reality has the ability to take students to faraway lands or shrink down inside a cell or the human body. Does virtual reality have the ability to help close the achieve gap, by giving students new virtual experiences? Come, learn and play with virtual reality goggles and learn how to use them in the classroom. Participants will use a variety of apps from ViewMaster to Google Expeditions.

Love at First (Google) Site (Shaffer)

Participants in this session can expect to have a better understanding of how to utilize Google Sites in the classroom at any grade level. Attendees will learn how to use Google Sites as a tool for student collaboration on projects, as well as how students can use Google Sites to demonstrate their skills and learning. This session will generate ideas on how you can take Google Sites back to your classroom to enhance your teaching and student learning. Participants will get hands on practice to begin creating their own Google Sites with assistance.

Pitch the Papers: Rubrics with Goobric! (Sisson)

Tired of stacks of paper rubrics everywhere in your classroom? Revitalize your approach to grading written assignments through the use of the Google Sheets extension Goobric! Learn how to create a digital rubric, attach it to your Google Classroom assignments, and then use that Goobric to grade your students' papers and presentations. We will also explore how Goobric allows you to give individualized feedback, audio commentary, and personal scores that are emailed directly to each of your students. Pitch the papers and try out Goobric!

Google Chrome Researching Tools (Sisson)

Dive into the world of Chrome Extensions that will transform the way that your students approach the research process. Using tools like Beanote, Weava, and Diigo, your students will be able to effortlessly highlight, annotate and add comments to web pages of all types. Then, incorporate the extensions Save to Google Drive, Save to Pocket, and Evernote Web Clipper to allow your students to save these resources for later and organize them. An overview of each technological resource will be presented along with their benefits and ideas for classroom and curriculum integration.

​Inspire and Empower with Science Journal by Google (H. Smith)

​Science Journal by Google is a free app and is fully compatible with Android, iOS and most Chromebooks. Science Journal by Google transforms your device into a pocket-size science tool that encourages students to explore their world. As they conduct eye-opening experiments, they’ll record observations and make new, exciting discoveries. With Science Journal by Google, students can measure their experiment results, take quality photos and jot down important notes. Students can browse through a bunch of experiments that will shed light on everyday chemical reactions, teach students how a speaker works, help students investigate perpetual motion and so much more. Come see how this Google tool can work in your science classroom.

Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum in the Middle School Classroom (Sommer)

This session will take a look at the Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum created by Google and discuss how it can be implemented in the middle school classroom. Attendees of the session will get an overview of the various lessons included in the curriculum as well as a closer look at one of the lessons to get a feel for how the material is presented and how it can be used in their classrooms. Then, we will take a look at best practices for collecting and assessing student work through the use of the provided lesson templates and how to edit those templates to tailor them to your specific needs. We will also discuss ways that students can share their work with others for peer review and self-refection.

25 Ways to use Forms in the Classroom (Sowash)

Google Forms is more than a tool for assessments and surveys. I’ll share real examples of forms used to track discipline referrals, permission slips, parent communication, book reports, reading logs and MORE. You’ll get a detailed list of all 25 forms and templates you can use in your own classroom!

Featured Session: Google with Elementary Students (Sowash)

Think that Google Drive, Classroom, and Chromebooks are too advanced for K-3 students? Think again! This session will focus on practical, hands-on ways use Google with elementary students. We will discuss the practical issues of using technology with young students and provide you with cool lesson ideas and ready-to-use templates that you can take back to your classroom!

Deploy and manage Chromebooks like a Pro! (Sowash)

Get practical advice, tips, and tools for developing a successful Chromebook program at your school. Whether you are just getting started with Chromebooks, or are already managing thousands of them, you will learn essential tools, practices, and strategies for deploying, managing, monitoring, and protecting your devices. These tips will save you time and money and help ensure your devices are optimized for learning.

Growth Hacks for G Suite Districts (Sowash)

As your reliance on G Suite for education grows your management tools and practices must be updated as well. Let me share specific strategies that can help you effectively scale, monitor and manage your G Suite services and Chromebook fleet. Whether you are just getting started or having been using G Suite for years there will be something for you. We’ll look at changes to the admin console, user management topics, what to do with Team Drive, new Chromebook deployment tools, and strategies for monitoring and managing the health of your data and services.

Workflow Automation with Google Tools (Spade)

Google tools can be used to automate anything from student report topic submission and approval to student discipline referrals. Learn how to create integrated Google Forms and Sheets that will save time and increase efficiency as well as provide needed documentation. We will also discuss and utilize add-ons to make this possible. Bring your own device to this interactive session as we will be building the actual tools to create an automated workflow system. Attendees will create a sample project in this session that can be referenced to build more detailed applications to fit their needs.

The Dynamic Duo- Google and Schoology: How to Utilize these Powerful Tools in Blended Learning (Spiegel)

In this session we hope to share how we pair the various Google products with Schoology to incorporate blended learning environment for students. We will share the big wins, tricks and epic fails of our journey in the 21st century! You the audience will direct our topics from the start in a rapid fire interactive Q/A format.

Enhancing Project-Based Learning with Google Apps (Stepan)

Project-based learning, or PBL, challenges students to create and engage in more authentic, extended, and complex learning. While PBL is an established and dependable strategy for increasing student engagement and success, it's not always easy to manage. If you're doing PBL right, students will be engaging in a variety of interest-driven projects all with various needs and on different schedules. So how do you manage it all? Technology, especially Google tools, can be a huge help. This session will cover the ways Slides, Forms, Drawings, and Sites can help teachers and students throughout the PBL process.

Using Google Slides to tell a "Story!" (Stitzel)

It is not uncommon to hear a student ask a friend, "Did you see my story?" Chances are, they are not talking about a published book of their life. Rather they are likely referring to their Snapchat or Instagram story in which they posted pictures and captions to let others in on their actions and thoughts. So, why not use this in the classroom? In this session, you will create templates of social media stories on Google Slides for your students to use to show understanding of a text or lesson in a format they are so familiar with.

Right Badge At Ya! (Stitzel)

Are you looking for a new, exciting, simple, and free way to acknowledge the many accomplishments of staff and students? In this session you will learn how one district is designing their own set of badges to reward those who complete professional development sessions, projects, and accomplish various goals. Through the use of Google Drawings and Docs, badges are easy to create and last much longer than a high five!

Collaborative Digital "Textbooks" - Creating and Curating a Digital Curriculum in Google Slides (Stuthard)

Our school had successfully implemented a one-to-one technology initiative, and now it was our department’s turn for textbook adoption. We were already moving toward using more and more digital resources, so we decided to create an all-digital curriculum using Google Slides. We will discuss this ongoing process, and how our ideas have changed and evolved over this past school year. We will also share some of our favorite resources.

Increase Engagement & Formative Assessment with Google Slides Add-on (Tucker)

Experience Pear Deck’s Google Slides Add-on, part of the FREE Essential package, from both the teacher and student view while participating in this Playground. You’ll first have the opportunity to experience a pre-created Google slideshow as a ‘student’ that includes several examples of Pear Deck interactive slides. Then using a pre-created, ‘standard’ Google slideshow, or even one of your own, you’ll practice adding interactive slides using the Pear Deck templates and have the opportunity to try it with our ‘students.’

Creativity: If It's Good for Students, It's Good for You! (Turner)

We stress the importance of the 4 C’s for students (Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity), but how often do we engage in those areas in our own lives, especially in the area of creativity? Learn why creativity matters and some simple tips to help you become more creative every day. We’ll spend time during the session engaging in creative activities to get you started. Set an example for your students, staff, and family on how to be a creative person! This session will include a Google Slides presentation (shared with participants) with information on creativity, resource links, videos, and demonstrations. I will provide material for the group to make a sketchnote of the topic. In addition to defining creativity, discussing the importance of it for students and how we can model it, examples, and demonstrations, I will encourage the attendees to actively participate during “creative breaks” throughout the presentation. These will include a sketchnote in Google Draw, Google doodle, and a GIF/ video creation using Google Slides. We will also explore woodcrafts, leather crafts, needlework, drawing/painting, etc., and how to present projects using Slides and YouTube.

Screencastify your Classroom for Student Engagement (Ulrey)

Screencastify is an amazing tool that allows students and teachers to create their very own videos. This free Google Chrome extension allows students (and teachers) to record their computer screen, voice, and/or webcam. Recorded videos integrate with Google Drive where they can be shared with others, directly uploaded to Google Classroom, or downloaded. Learn how to use this tool in your classroom, and explore some specific strategies for integrating it into your current lesson plans. Screencastify is a great tool for creating instructional videos, student projects, giving personalized teacher feedback, delivering presentations, dubbing videos, presenting an experiment, and much more!

Google Sheets Wizardry (VanArnhem)

Spreadsheets are not just for accountants. Learn to make data work for you in the classroom. Increase your productivity by organizing information in a spreadsheet, create a merge from your spreadsheet to individual documents or student communication, create self-check documents for formative assessment, and save yourself time by creating macros to automate common tasks. Participants will leave with a plethora of tips to make Google Sheets help them work more efficiently and tame the abundance of data in education.

The Distraction Free Student. Guide learning with Abre's Focus App & Extension (Vander Veen)

Learn how to use Abre's Focus App to help students concentrate on materials that help them grow. Curious? Learn more at https://abre.io/focus.

Using YouTube in the Classroom - You can do it! (Warner)

YouTube is an amazing tool of educational content that can turn a one-dimensional lesson into an interactive discussion that really taps into the imagination of students. During this interactive session, attendees will understand how to use all the features of YouTube. Included in this session is how to create, organize a playlist and subscriptions, and how to share it with students. Attendees will also get the opportunity to see how to use YouTube Studio. This includes how to navigate YouTube studio, use the Creator Dashboard, create and edit videos, and the use of Live Streaming in the classroom.

Google Apps for Administrators (Whyman)

Are you an administrator or tech person looking to help your district be more efficient? Want to provide your teachers with class rosters and parent contact info fed with ‘live’ data from your DA-Site? How about providing them with up-to-date IEP information, or a one-stop hub or ‘Dashboard’ for all district procedures and forms? Want to manage and track PD requests? In this session, you will learn all of this and more using Google Sheets, Forms, Docs, and Add-Ons including SheetGo. A basic knowledge of spreadsheets and forms will be helpful for this session, although an overview will be provided to get you started - including spreadsheet functions such as query and importrange.

Redesign Your Lessons Using Google Drawings! (Wood)

Redesign your lessons using Google Drawings! Google Drawings is more than just a canvas where users can draw. This session will provide tips and tricks to using Google Drawings to modify and transform your lessons into more interactive and engaging activities. Multiple lesson examples will also be shared and provided for attendees to take away and immediately apply to their own classrooms! Bring a device to practice if you wish and to collect the example provided!

Extend Your Teaching with Google Extensions (Young)

Take your instruction to the next level by extending your repertoire of Google Extensions, tips, and tricks to best serve your students and yourself. Learn about extensions for all subject areas and save valuable time by using them throughout your day! Participants will leave the session with a ready-to-integrate list of 30 Google Extensions!

Putting Autocrat to Work For You (Zink)

Participants will learn how to use the Google add on, AutoCrat, to seamlessly export Google Sheets and Google Forms data into Google Doc templates. AutoCrat is similar to Mail Merge. Possible applications of this add on include anytime you would use a pre-made template and plug in individual data. For example, quickly writing reports (psychologists, related services), creating letters to send to parents regarding student data/interventions or meetings, generating emails to automatically send when a behavior form is completed, and much more! Participants should bring a laptop, not an iPad. The presenters will walk participants through the process of using AutoCrat step by step, so they walk away with a complete product and the knowledge of how to create more synced documents. The session will include time for the presenters to assist participants in creating the actual Forms, Sheets, and Docs they want to use with AutoCrat, as well as brainstorm more possible uses for AutoCrat in the school setting.