Gobs of Google Goodies – How many Google goodies can be packed into one session? Let’s find out. Warning: Information overload ahead! Note: You will get access to a shared Google Doc containing of all topics shared so you can explore them in more detail at your convenience. Note - If you want to jump ahead a step and be prompted to create your own copy of the Google Doc, go to http://bit.ly/googlegoodiescopy
Presenting at: TBA
Various versions presented at: Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN (November 29, 2017); Georgia Educational Technology Conference (November 8, 2017); Google in Education Southern Summit, Atlanta, GA. (March 20, 2016); Google in Education New Orleans Summit, New Orleans, LA. (May 14, 2016); West Tennessee Educational Technology Association Administrator’s Technology Academy, Henderson, TN. (January 19, 2016); Google in Education Arkansas Summit, Conway, AR. (November 14 & 15, 2015); Google in Education Bluegrass Summit, Louisville, KY. (October 3, 2015); WTETA Instructor’s Technology Academy, Milan, TN. (June 16, 2015); Google in Education Illinois Summit, Chicago, IL. (June 11, 2015); Google in Education Tennessee Summit, Manchester, TN. (March 28, 2015).
Presenting at: TBA
Presented at: Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN (November 29, 2017); Google in Education Southern Summit, Atlanta, GA. (March 20, 2016); Google in Education Bluegrass Summit, Louisville, KY. (April 23, 2016); Google in Education Illinois Summit, Chicago, IL. (June 11, 2015)
Sketchnoting for Beginners - Interested in learning more about sketchnoting? Don't think you can draw? This is the session for you. Sketchnoting can be done digitally or on paper but this session will include demonstrations using an iPad and the app Procreate. Learn strategies for building your visual vocabulary even if your drawing skills are limited (or non-existent). Explore ideas for using sketchnoting with your students regardless of subject area. Lots of resources will be shared along with ideas for joining in on the global edu-sketcher movement.
Presenting at: TBA
Presented at: Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN (November 29, 2017) - Slides deck;
Getting Started with Google Apps Script - Have you ever wondered how Google Doc / Sheet / Slides / Forms add-ons work? This session is a beginner’s look at just that. How will you learn? By doing, of course! Leave being familiar with the basics of Google Apps Script and how it allows interactions with G Suite applications. Even write your first simple add-on before you go! If you want to participate in the hands-on elements of this session, you will need a computer rather than a tablet or phone.
Presenting at: TBA
Presented at: Google in Education Kentucky Summit, Louisville, KY. (November, 2014) - Slides deck;
A Deep Dive into Google Apps Script - This session builds on the "Getting Started with Apps Script" session. Let's go past the basics and dig into the Google Developers Apps Script Reference resources and dissect some existing add-ons. As a group we will also brainstorm some ideas for new add-ons and crowdsource ways to make them a reality. This is very much a hands-on and highly geeky session but you don't have to know what you're doing in order to attend - just be open to trying something new and pushing past your comfort zone! Note: You will need a computer rather than a tablet or phone in order to participate in the hands-on activities.
Presenting at: TBA
Sketchnoting for Non-Artists (Co-Presenting with Cate Tolnai) - Coming soon
Learn to sketchnote even if you think you can't draw. Whether taking an analog or digital route, build a focused, personalized visual vocabulary. Learn to draw almost anything by combining simple shapes. Leave with an action plan for continued growth. No experience necessary!
Presenting at: ISTE 2018. Scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:30 to 3:30.
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Don't Hate, Automate - Learn how the Lakeland School System is leveraging G Suite tools to increase efficiency & communication. Examples to be shared include running spreadsheet formulas on form submission, sending personalized emails, creating/sharing Docs/PDFs from templates, copying spreadsheets cells to other sheets that can be shared with specific people, & more. Don't hate mundane tasks - automate them! Gain practical workflows you can take back to your district.
Presented at: TSBA Leadership Conference and Annual Convention (November 4, 2017)
Don't Fear the "F" Word! Conquer your fear of spreadsheet "F"unctions and get hands-on practice combining text functions into handy formulas that can be time-savers for any teacher. No spreadsheet experience required!
Presented at: TETA Summer Institute, Cookeville, TN. (July 9 & 10, 2015); WTETA Instructor’s Technology Academy, Milan, TN. (June 16, 2015); Google in Education Illinois Summit, Chicago, IL. (June 12, 2015); Google in Education Southern Summit, Atlanta, GA. (January 31, 2015); Google in Education Kentucky Summit, Louisville, KY. (November, 2014); CUE Google in Education Online Summit, Google Hangout on Air (September, 2014)
Make and Take: Create Interactive Newsletters with Google Slides – Google Slides is a great tool for laying out a design for a newsletter but it doesn’t have to be static. Add videos, images, links, and more. There is no slide deck for this session but here are some helpful links to load. You can go to http://bit.ly/newsletterstabs to open up a OneTab of all the links below.
PLN Powers, Activate - If you aren’t harnessing the power of the web and online collaboration to build your Personal Learning Network (PLN), you are missing an opportunity to learn, grow, share, and connect. Maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Maybe you have fears about privacy. Wherever you are in your journey, this session is for you. Come explore the elements of a PLN and how to use tools like Twitter, Google+ Communities, blogs, and curation tools like Diigo to make connections with educators around the world. http://bit.ly/plnpowers
Presented at: Google in Education Tennessee Summit, Manchester, TN. (March 27, 2015)
The Amazing Race – Gain hands-on experience with lesser known features of various tech tools & Google Apps (Search, Calendar, Maps, Chrome, Forms, Docs, Slides, Drawing, Books, and more) through completing a series of tasks with your team. This is NOT a “sit-and-get” session. Bring whatever tech you have, and your friends, and be ready to participate. Actual prizes will be given to the members of the winning team! You will be shocked how much you will learn in this one session.
Presented at: Google in Education Tennessee Summit, Manchester, TN. (March 27, 2015); Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (December 5, 2015)
Getting Started with Google Apps Script - Modeled after a session presented by Andrew Stillman at the California Summit (July, 2014), this session will focus on WRITING Apps Script through some basic worked examples, an introduction to learner resources and communities, advice, and Q+A for educators who are looking to teach themselves to become script makers. Attendees will need to have Google accounts and be able to access the Script Editor - https://script.google.com. Some GAFE accounts may not have access turned on so using a personal Google account would be needed in that instance. In addition to the slide deck linked in the title, here is a Google Doc also used - http://goo.gl/4iZOvW
Presented at the Google in Education Southern Summit, Atlanta, GA. (January 31, 2015)
Level Up. Get Google Certified - Do you want to become an official Google Educator or Google Education Trainer? Thinking about applying for a Google Teacher Academy to become a Google Certified Teacher? In this session we will review application procedures, best practices, tips and tricks, and even Google’s multiple free, do-it-yourself resources.
Presented at: Google in Education Southern Summit, Atlanta, GA. (February 1, 2015); Google in Education Tennessee Summit, Manchester, TN. (March 28, 2015)
Going Google Apps for Education - This session provides an overview of the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) ecosystem and how it differs from a personal Google account. Also to covered, how to get GAFE rolling in your school or district. A brief demo of the GAFE admin panel will be included.
Presented at: West Tennessee Educational Technology Association Administrator’s Technology Academy, Henderson, TN. (January 20, 2015)
Build an International PLN - Learn to use Twitter to connect with educators from around the world. Gain access to an unending stream of resources and learn ways to manage that overwhelming flow of data using a variety of web tools and apps.
Presented at: Lausanne Learning Institute, Memphis, TN, July 15, 2013
Become a Google Chrome Ninja - Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URLs, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching, and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom. While attendees will get the most out of this session if they bring a laptop with Chrome already installed, hands-on participation is not required to attend. It is suggested that participants create a Google account ahead of time.
Presented at: Mid-South Technology Conference, Memphis, TN. (December, 2012)
Other presentations with no linked resources:
- Get Google Certified – A 15-minute overview of the available options for getting Google Certified. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April 7, 2015)
- Socrative – A 15-minute overview of Socrative. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April 7, 2015)
- Introduction to Google Scholar. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April, 2014)
- Fusion Tables for Fast Data Visualization. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April, 2014)
- Give Google Glass a Try. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April, 2014)
- EdTech and the Common Core. Presented at SCS District Learning Day, East High School, Memphis, TN. (January, 2014)
- EdTech and the Common Core. Presented at SCS District Learning Day, Treadwell Middle School, Memphis, TN. (January, 2014)
- Managing Information Overload. Presented at innovatEd, Memphis, TN. (April, 2012).
- An Amazing Race: A Google Maps Project. Presented at the Mid-South Technology Conference, Memphis, TN. With Sandra Boyer. (December, 2012)
- GarageBand for Music Educators. Presented at SCS District Learning Day, Arlington, TN. (November, 2003)