March 11, 2013

9:45a - 11:00a Breakout Session 1

Chrome in the Classroom- Basics (Beginner) I didn't know my web browser could do that! Let's look at how we can beef up Google Chrome to make you more productive and efficient. There are apps and extensions out there for instructional uses and will help differentiate instruction for students. I'll go through a list of my personal favorite extensions and apps and show you how to go get a few more!

11:15a - 12:30p Breakout Session 2

Even More (Beginner/Intermediate) Let's take a look at some of the other ingredients that Google provides and how those can be used in the K-12 setting. This session will showcase some of the tools that you can put on your plate! We will look at Voice, Alerts, Scholar, Custom Search, Reader, Picasa, Search, YouTube and Translate! We will explore these tools and others and see how they are being used by educators to spice up teaching and learning!  Be ready for a fast paced session with demos of these tools in action!

1:30p - 2:30p Breakout Session 3
Google on the iPad, it's getting better all the time! (Beginner) There are a lot of cool things you can do on the iPad with Google Apps and some are good, some are great and some are just still kinda ugly! This session will explore what apps work best, what some limitations are for some apps and some workarounds. We will look at the core GAFE apps mail, calendar, drive and the Chrome browser.

Who is this Presenter?

Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time
as a district technology director.  She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning for Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators.  Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of conferences and a series of workshops across the state promoting technology rich learning environments.  She is a Google Certified Teacher and Certified Trainer and enjoys learning from and with students new ways to incorporate technology in teaching and learning!