Google Transform '16

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Google Transform '16  is a single day event that will bring together a group of experienced educators to share best practices on how Google Tools and other technology tools may be leveraged to effect transformational change in classrooms.

Registration is open to all educators in Idaho, and 1 professional development credit is available. 

We're bringing together a great group of dynamic presenters to lead some great sessions on Google Tools, so join us, and get excited about the possibilities! Below is a list of the sessions that will be available.

Location:  Compass Academy, 955 Garfield Street, Idaho FallsSee map here.

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PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY FOR EACH SESSION THAT YOU ATTEND!!!

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8:30 Check In

 

9:00 Group Welcome

 

9:15 - 10:30   Session 1


Room 208 Google Forms in Action

Ronnela Kay, English teacher from Fruitland High School

Google Forms is a great way to make discussions interactive, create a uniform way of being organized or take a vote. Come learn how Google Forms engages students while keeping the teacher organized.

 

Room 209 Great Beginnings in Google Drive

Paul Collins, science teacher from Moscow Charter School

Want to improve class discussions? How about reading and comprehension of material? And would you like to see improvement in student evidence based writing too? Document Based Inquiries are fully Core Aligned activities that are easily adaptable to any ELA/Social Studies/Science/Technical Subjects. Attendees will participate in a DBI and will leave with a working template to create their own! Time will be devoted to begin planning and developing a DBI. Google Docs and Google Slides will be heavily utilized.

 

Room 303 Google Add-ons: Taking Google to the Next Level

Janice Weesner, GT teacher from Moscow School District

What's an Add-on? Made by third-party developers, add-ons provide even more features inside your documents, forms and spreadsheets. This session will explore how the world of add-ons can improve and streamline teaching in a variety of content areas and grade levels. In this session we will explore some favorite add-ons for Docs, Sheets and Forms including Flubaroo, Autocrat, EasyBib, Kaizena, (g)Math, Mind Meister, TextHelp and more! 

 

Room 307 - Google VR: An Intro to the Possibilities of Virtual Reality in the Classroom                                      

Ron Hall, GIS Certification Program Online Instructor from Eastern Washington University

Get an orientation to Google Street View and Google Cardboard and learn how Google Expeditions is using these technologies to revolutionize the field trip experience with VR. You are welcome to add the Google Street View and Cardboard Apps to your smart phone and follow along.

 

10:45 - noon   Session 2


Room 208 Increasing Productivity with Chrome Extensions & Apps


Cassidy Hall, Director of the Doceo Center at the University of Idaho

Extensions can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser.  This session will focus on extensions that make us more productive by giving us easy access to our favorite tools to improve teaching, learning, and collaboration.  After seeing some favorite extensions, you’ll have time to explore extensions to improve your personal experience with Chrome. Toward the end of the session, we'll spend some time exploring Chrome apps.

 

Room 209 Using Google Draw in the Classroom

Tim Gregory, art teacher from Moscow High School

A brief overview of the Google Draw tool combined with specific examples and lesson plans that attendees can take back and implement in their own classrooms. This session transcends curricular areas and presents a great tool for getting creative in any subject.

 

Room 303 Google Tools:  Google Forms and Auto-Grading

Mark Gorton, a teacher from Mountain View Alternative High School

In the educational era of pre and post test data, Google Forms can help a teacher obtain student learning data and show in a professional and simple way. Educators will learn how to quickly ascertain student knowledge of a subject beforehand and how to share that information with students using Google Forms, paired with Google Sheets and the auto-grading feature to provide instantaneous feedback. Here's a Form that will be offered during the session and a place to add your email address. 

 

Room 307 Google VR: An Intro to the Possibilities of Virtual Reality in the Classroom                                         

Ron Hall, GIS Certification Program Online Instructor from Eastern Washington University

Get an orientation to Google Street View and Google Cardboard and learn how Google Expeditions is using these technologies to revolutionize the field trip experience with VR. You are welcome to add the Google Street View and Cardboard Apps to your smart phone and follow along.

 

12:00 - 1:00  - LUNCH (Provided)

 

1:00 - 2:15   Session 3


Room 208 Innovating Across the Curriculum with Google Maps

Cassidy Hall, Director of the Doceo Center at the University of Idaho

Google Maps is an often overlooked jewel that has applications across grade levels and content areas.  You’ll learn how to create your own Google Maps to innovate your curriculum and explore the possibilities of student-created Google Maps for an alternative form of assessment.  This session will start out with examples, but you’ll quickly dive into creating meaningful maps to support your content.

 

Room 209 Making Google Tools Work for You

Jayna Johnson, music teacher from East Minico Middle School

In this session we will discuss how Google tools can be used to assist in lesson planning, assignments, assessments, and student collaboration in 'non-core' classrooms.  Examples from a class currently in session will be used to show ease and practicality of use.

 

Room 303 Apps in Action Using Google Chrome

Darliss Bardwell, special education teacher from Genesee School District

Do you wonder if you could be offering suggestions to your students to increase their productivity, give them better access to materials, and alternate ways to show what they know? If so, you'll want to attend this session. We'll have fun exploring apps, extensions, and add-ons together.

Room 307 Google VR: An Overview of What is Coming Down the Road from Google's Virtual Reality Projects and a Deeper Look at Google Expeditions                                                           

Ron Hall, GIS Certification Program Online Instructor from Eastern Washington University

  

2:30 - 3:45   Session 4

 

Room 208 Blend With Google: How Google Tools Support Blended Models

Byron Heath, Idaho Digital Learning Academy

Leare about the practical applications of Google Apps in a blended learning environment.  This session will cover blended learning models, classroom strategies, and tools for differentiation and personlized learning.

 

Room 209 Using Powtoons to Amp Up Student Presentations

Tim Gregory, art teacher from Moscow High School

In this session you will have the opportunity to work with and create user friendly animations using Powtoons.  You will walk away with a demonstration animation that you can use to introduce your students to this engaging and motivating tool.

  • Access the presentation here 

 

Room 303 Progress Monitoring With Google

Janice Weesner, GT teacher from Moscow School District

Get ready for a working session in which you will learn the step-by-step process for using Google Forms, Sheets, and Docs to help you efficiently collect and graph student data.  Ideal for special education teachers, RtI teams, and classroom teachers who are looking for an easy way to progress monitor their students.  You'll be able to walk away from this session with the knowledge you need to use these tools on Monday.

 

Room 307 Google VR: An Overview of What is Coming Down the Road from Google's Virtual Reality Projects and a Deeper Look at Google Expeditions                                                           

Ron Hall, GIS Certification Program Online Instructor from Eastern Washington University

   

3:45 - 4:00   Feedback and Prizes

 

 

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