On Saturday October 5, 2013, we made history with the first YRDSB Google Camp!   Over 550 learners from 160 locations across the YRDSB and beyond came together to explore how Google Apps for Education changes the way we work, teach and learn!  Based on the overwhelmingly positive response and demand, we’ve decided to do it again!  We are taking the experience and feedback from our October camp and working to make it even better!!   YRDSB Google Camp 2.0 will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  
The York Region District School Board has Gone Google!

In September 2013, all YRDSB staff and students gained access to Google Apps, the powerful cloud based tools that make anytime, anywhere, real-time collaboration a reality.  While some teachers will have already been using Google Apps through their personal Google accounts or as part of the pilot implementation project with the school board, we'd like to rapidly expand the number of teachers and education leaders who are aware of these tools.  Our goal is to support developing an understanding of the many ways they can be used to facilitate collaboration and learning.  The power of these tools to allow students and teachers to work together while engaged in inquiry or critical thinking processes is incredible!

New for YRDSB Google Camp 2.0

  • Break out rooms staffed by teachers who are currently using Google Apps for Education allowing you to ask questions, meet others, and take time to consolidate your learning.
  • Double length sessions allowing for more hands on and step by step instruction.
YRDSB Google Camp 2.0 is a one-day conference for YRDSB teachers, administrators and support staff to come together and gain practical insights into how to use Google Apps in their schools. World class keynote speakers will supplement sessions offered by YRDSB teachers who have been using Google Apps in their classes.  Sessions will be offered on a wide variety of topics at various levels of expertise.

Date:  Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  YRDSB Employees: $25.00

Target Audience:  This conference is open to all YRDSB teachers and administrators. Teachers who find themselves the "technology go-to person" in their school or those who would like to improve collaboration amongst their staff will find this conference most valuable. 

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For the best experience at YRDSB Google Camp, we recommend that you bring a laptop computer that has the Google Chrome web browser installed. If you need to install Google Chrome on a personal laptop computer, please click here. If you will be bringing a YRDSB laptop and cannot install Google Chrome, we recommend downloading and installing Google Chrome Portable. This will allow you to run Google Chrome from a memory stick.

Although there are many apps for tablet devices that work with Google Apps, using an iPad or Android tablet will not allow participants to get fully "hands-on" with Google Apps. Tablets may be appropriate as a secondary device.