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!
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.
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.
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.