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Presented by MACUL, Google and CDW-G

August 9-10, 2016

Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

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Wednesday, August 10
 

8:30am EDT

The Educator's Guide to Innovation
Google has demonstrated time and again that it is one of the most innovative companies in the technology space.  What is about their culture and management that supports such unrestrained creative thinking?   We'll dissect nine principles of Google innovation and how districts can adopt those very ideas to create a culture where cutting edge thinking can thrive.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:30am - 9:40am EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

9:50am EDT

The Viral Video Effect: Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
What is it about viral videos that we all love so much? We'll explore how we can steal storytelling techniques from our favorite viral videos and learn nontraditional digital storytelling models that foster creativity throughout the curriculum. We'll also journey down the hidden lanes within YouTube to show you the secrets you didn't even know you always had access to!  You won't believe how easy digital storytelling can be.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

9:50am EDT

Build an Amazing Race Activity with Google Tools
Create an Amazing Race adventure without leaving the classroom. In this session, you will learn how to use Google Forms, Google Maps, and other Google tools to create an engaging Amazing Race activity for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle T. Triemstra

Michelle T. Triemstra

Director of Technology, Otsego Public Schools



Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Governors Room

9:50am EDT

Chromebooks in the Primary Grades
"In this session you will fill your toolbox with apps, add-ons and extensions for the elementary classroom. We will be comparing same type of apps to see what one is best suited for your classroom situation. This session will look at how to include Chromebooks in your primary classroom - from first through fifth grade. Learn tips on how to use Chromebooks to teach technology, content areas, fitness and PE, or support learners with special needs. Come explore many ways you can use Chrome devices to engage your young learners.

Learning outcomes:
* Understanding the key skills elementary students need to use a Chromebook successfully.
* App recommendations for the PK-5 classroom
* Exploring ways to support diverse learners using Chromebooks
* Walk away with a ‘toolbox’ of apps and sites to use for the classroom from the first day of school to the last day of school and even into the summer.
* Practice and demonstrate knowledge of several ‘must have’ apps for every elementary classroom type."

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hankins

Mary Hankins

Owosso Public Schools
Mom of two great kids and one dog... Google Certified Educator and Trainer!! I take any opportunity to learn what I can about technology and teaching it. I teach technology to prek-5th graders in Owosso Public Schools. I am always willing to help out and pay it forward for all those... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Haldane

9:50am EDT

Editing, Commenting, Suggesting, Oh My!
No matter content area or grade level, our students need to be effective writers. Luckily, Google gives us many ways to encourage our student writers. This session explores using Google Apps, Add-ons, and other web resources to support students from initial drafting through publishing. We will examine ways teachers can effectively and efficiently assess student writing. Bring your ideas to add to our collaborative document about using technology to teach writing.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Kendall

9:50am EDT

Google Drawings are DYN-O-MITE!
At first glance, one may underestimate the potential of Google Drawings in the classroom. Join me in examining this versatile tool and how to incorporate it into K-12 instruction, providing explosive learning opportunities that promote collaboration, creativity, and fun. We will also explore ways to use Google Drawings to ignite professional work. Participants will leave with hot new ideas on how to use Drawings that can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Dewar

Allyson Dewar

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Vandenberg B

9:50am EDT

Google Photos Will Make You Say 'Cheese'!
Google Photos is over a year old...yet not many people know what an awesome tool it is! Learn to save, organize and find your photos, create albums, share with others and save space on your smartphone!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Maginity

Tammy Maginity

Director of Technology, Pennfield Schools
I am passionate about many things. Music, learning, teaching, technology and my beloved Spartans! Tammy has been in education for 26 years as a Middle School Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist and currently, Director of Technology for Pennfield Schools. She was also an... Read More →


photos pdf

Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Vandenberg A

9:50am EDT

Seize Your Search with Chrome
Chrome takes you beyond browsing to capturing, curating, and sharing digital content. This session offers strategies for managing search experiences with the use of tabbed browsing, bookmarking, and extensions for saving and sharing content. Extensions include: OneTab, Tab Manager, Tone, Save to Drive, Snagit, and Padlet Mini. Join me to discover how to cultivate a learning environment rich in digital content through effective browsing.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Goff

Jodi Goff

Independent Contractor, Educational Collaborators
Jodi Goff is a Google Certified Trainer with over fifteen years of experience teaching technology and countless hours of training. Her emphasis is on encouraging teachers to use available tools to enhance student learning and to maximize effectiveness of instruction. This is done... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Thornapple

9:50am EDT

Shine with Chrome: Chrome Tools to Support Struggling Readers and Writers
Google's Chrome can help your struggling readers and writers shine! With its "go anywhere," customizable features, Chrome is the perfect choice for students who need more support. Learn how to use Google tools to support student reading and to help students identify and integrate Chrome apps and extensions to read and write more proficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hardin

Susan Hardin

Assistive Technology Consultant, Macomb ISD
Susan Hardin, OTR, MS, is the Assistive Technology Consultant at Macomb Intermediate School District in Michigan. She designs and conducts professional development opportunities for general and special educators, across grade levels and content areas and speaks on the topic of assistive... Read More →



Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Berkey

9:50am EDT

Streamline Classroom Workflow with Google Classroom
Google Classroom will help you streamline your workflow between you and your students. Learn how to create a class, locate classes, use the calendar, attach media to assignment, view, edit or make a copy of assignment, assess and provide feedback, communicate with students, return work and much more. This sessions is great for any grade level teacher.

Speakers
avatar for David Prindle

David Prindle

Teacher, Michigan Internation Prep School
Forensic Science & Chemistry Teacher, Byron Center Public Schools


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Grand View A

9:50am EDT

Support Student Writing and Teacher Reflection with Blogger
Blogger is a great tool for educators to support student writing and allow for reflection. A flexible Google tool, Blogger can be used as a portfolio, reflection journal, writing portfolio, and so much more. This session will touch on some of the ways that Blogger can be used in education to support all stakeholders.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

9:50am EDT

Using the YouTube Editor
Want to start editing all those videos you have uploaded to YouTube? We will introduce you to the YouTube editor and it's options. This session will cover editing single videos, combining videos, transitions, adding music, and adding text. This session is geared towards beginners that have content already on YouTube.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Grandview B&C

9:50am EDT

WeVideo
Student created videos can be a great way to demonstrate learning. This type of student-centered activity used to require the installation of software onto a device. That is no longer the case with WeVideo; an internet-based video editor accessible through a Chromebook and a Google account. The video editor allows you to create quality videos by uploading media, cutting the video, adding transitions, adding text and music, and exporting into a variety of places including YouTube. A user can create up to 2 minutes of video for free each month or more with a paid account.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:50am - 10:40am EDT
Imperial Ballroom

10:45am EDT

Choosing the Right Chromebook: ACER
Discussing all the pertinent factors in making the right decision in choosing the right Chromebook for your classroom.

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:05am EDT
Vandenberg B

10:45am EDT

Chromebooks - Dell
Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:05am EDT
Vandenberg A

10:45am EDT

How to More Effectively Manage and Secure your Chromebook Fleet with GoGuardian
We will show GoGuardian Administrators can help your district:
-Understand how your Chromebooks are being used on all levels including broad usage trends, unique organizational units, and granular per-student browsing behavior.
-Never worry again about what your students are accessing on the internet. Use our broad categories list to easily remain compliant with CIPA requirements.
-The first and only comprehensive Theft Recovery features for schools. Identify thieves with screenshots, keylogs, and webcam photos from the stolen device.

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:05am EDT
Imperial Ballroom

10:45am EDT

HP and Chrome
Overview of all the products HP offers to enhance the Chrome user experience.

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:05am EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

10:45am EDT

Protecting Your Chromebook Deployment, Belkin
With the introduction of Belkin's new MIL Spec Certified Air Shield to their already Award-Winning line of Chromebook sleeves and cases, Belkin has the right level of protection for every student.

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:05am EDT
Governors Room

11:10am EDT

Classroom 101
Google Classroom is changing the way classrooms function all over the world! Come explore how to get started using Google Classroom with your students tomorrow!

Grad a copy of the presentation!

Speakers
avatar for John Phillips

John Phillips

Educational Technology Consultant, Berrien RESA



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Governors Room

11:10am EDT

Get Your Gmail Under Control with These Tips and Tricks
Arguably the most popular email service, your Gmail account can become overwhelming if you don’t keep it organized. Learn tips and tricks for managing your account including labels, filters, signatures and more. We will explore settings that can make Gmail work better for you.

Speakers
avatar for David Tchozewski

David Tchozewski

Director of Information Technology, Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Dave Tchozewski, a current MACUL Board Member, has served the PreK-12 education community for over 33 years in a variety of roles. He is currently in his second year serving the Kenowa Hills Public School community as their Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining the... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Vandenberg B
  Breakout Session

11:10am EDT

Getting and Staying Organized with Chrome: Supporting Struggling Students
Help your students get organized and stay productive. Students with learning difficulties often have trouble with study skills like storing and finding documents, keeping track of due dates, managing time and following through on large assignments. Join this fast paced virtual session as we explore a variety of mostly free extensions and web tools that your students can use to tackle the productivity beast.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hardin

Susan Hardin

Assistive Technology Consultant, Macomb ISD
Susan Hardin, OTR, MS, is the Assistive Technology Consultant at Macomb Intermediate School District in Michigan. She designs and conducts professional development opportunities for general and special educators, across grade levels and content areas and speaks on the topic of assistive... Read More →



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Haldane

11:10am EDT

Getting Crazy with Google Add-Ons!
In this session we will explore some of the amazing add-ons available within the Google Apps suite and the weird crazy ways to use them!

Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowen

Justin Cowen

Technology Integration Specialist, Breitung Township Schools



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom

11:10am EDT

Google Apps for Administrators- Work Smarter not Harder
Administrators will learn how to harness the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education to centralize information and streamline processes. Learn ways that Administrators can use Google Forms to collect information, Google Sheets to organize the information, Google Docs to display the information, Google Slides to present the information and Google Add-Ons to send the information automatically. Administrators will also learn how to use Google Drive collaboratively for filing of required paperwork.

Speakers
JG

Jason Gnegy

Curriculum Director, St. Johns Public Schools



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Berkey

11:10am EDT

Google Sheets Basics
This session will provide you with an overview of the functionality of Google Sheets.  Come learn how to quickly organize a Google Sheet into a meaningful document.  Quick tips and tricks will be shared for formatting, creating charts, utilizing conditional formatting, and more.  Sheets is a great way for students to track data over time, come see some ways to organize!

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Kendall

11:10am EDT

It's All About that Form - No Trouble!
If you've never tried Google Forms, now is the time! Come see how simple it is to create forms that will help make your life easier in your day to day Elementary classroom duties. We will explore forms to use with parents and students that will help organize regular classroom routines and shave minutes off your day. We will also take a look at a few simple Form Add-ons that you won't want to live without! Your life will never be the same!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Overholt

Sarah Overholt

Technology Integration Specialist, Union City Community Schools
Sarah is a wife and mother of 2 amazing children and has been an educator for over 15 years! She is an Apple Education Trainer using iPads and Macbook Airs in a 1:1 setting. She is also crazy about Google Apps and what they can do for students and educators!



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Grandview B&C

11:10am EDT

Tammy's Favorite Chrome Extensions and Apps to make your Toolbox Complete
Learn about my most used and favorite Chrome extensions and apps. I will show you what they do, how I use them and how to get them. Some are for productivity and many are for learning tools you can incorporate in your classroom right now!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Maginity

Tammy Maginity

Director of Technology, Pennfield Schools
I am passionate about many things. Music, learning, teaching, technology and my beloved Spartans! Tammy has been in education for 26 years as a Middle School Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist and currently, Director of Technology for Pennfield Schools. She was also an... Read More →



Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

11:10am EDT

The 25 Hour Day
Join us as we look at a variety of Google tools that can be integrated into an educator’s workflow to increase efficiency. During this high-powered session, participants will discover ways to efficiently tackle communication, participation, collaboration, automating routine tasks, gathering, and accessing information. Leave with a variety of tools to make this the most efficient school year yet!

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand View A

11:10am EDT

The New Google Form
Google has made some radical changes to their Forms product - this hands-on session is where you will learn about these changes and how they work by creating your own Form.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Vandenberg A

11:10am EDT

YouTube is YourTube
Instead of sweeping YouTube under the rug for fear of unintentional viewing, discover ways to clean up your experience. Google tools allow for customization, and YouTube is no exception. By blocking adds, modifying settings, and curating playlists, you can fearlessly utilize this powerful teaching resource. This session will reveal ways to clean up video sharing, making YouTube -YourTube. Resources can be found here.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Goff

Jodi Goff

Independent Contractor, Educational Collaborators
Jodi Goff is a Google Certified Trainer with over fifteen years of experience teaching technology and countless hours of training. Her emphasis is on encouraging teachers to use available tools to enhance student learning and to maximize effectiveness of instruction. This is done... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Thornapple

12:00pm EDT

LUNCH
Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:00pm - 12:40pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

12:45pm EDT

Creating Self Directed PD or Flip PD Using Google Classroom
This session is designed for the building or district level administrators to learn how to use Google Classroom to create self directed PD or use it to flip PD. Learn how to create meaning professional development for your staff and let them work at their own speed. Learn how to add different types of media, documents and more to augment their "class". Google Classroom lets you release the whole PD at once or any interval you choose.

Speakers
avatar for David Prindle

David Prindle

Teacher, Michigan Internation Prep School
Forensic Science & Chemistry Teacher, Byron Center Public Schools


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Grand View A

12:45pm EDT

Extensions for Everyone
The Chrome Browser has a variety of free extensions and apps that provide wonderful super powers on a chromebook and computer. Come check out a few of the extensions that work great for students with special needs (text readers, speech to text, declutterers, etc...) Some of the extensions will also be useful for educators!  The link to the presentation is https://goo.gl/h3r9lS 

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Underwood

Gayle Underwood

Technology Integration Consultant, Allegan AESA
Educators can follow me on twitter! @gunderwood22 I put fun stuff on FB and keep professional on twitter :)


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Thornapple
  Breakout Session

12:45pm EDT

Get Outside of Your Classroom and Explore the World with Google Earth
Using Google Earth we will explore the world and see how it can be effectively used in your classroom. Participants will be learning how to use tools inside of Google Earth such as historical imaging, oceans (sea life, shipwrecks, ect), 3d buildings/structures, and visit such places such as the White House. At the end we will leave Earth and visit the stars in the sky, moon, and mars. It will be an out of world experience that you won't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Elementary Technology Teacher, Otsego Public Schools
Michael Miller is known for his love of technology and willingness to share his knowledge and skill with others. He’s gifted in his ability to connect with students and adults alike, whether in the classroom or on a sports field. In return, he gets hundreds of hugs and high fives... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Haldane

12:45pm EDT

Google Classroom for Administrators
Have you ever considered flipping your staff meetings? How about finding an easy way to go paperless with your staff? Google Classroom can help you with both of these and more! Come explore how you can use this amazing tool to help you streamline the workflow of your school!

Make a copy for yourself!

 

Speakers
avatar for John Phillips

John Phillips

Educational Technology Consultant, Berrien RESA



Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Berkey

12:45pm EDT

Google Sites Basics to Fancy
Google Sites is a great free platform for creating websites. We will begin with the basics of creating a site then move on to the fancy stuff that really polishes your site.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Kendall

12:45pm EDT

My Favorite Color is Chrome
I'll admit it. I am addicted to Google Chrome. As far as browsers, it is fast, clean, and manages my life so well! Get ready for some great tips from a Chome-aholic! In this session we will learn some basics: how to sign in to allow syncing, manage multiple Chrome profiles, discuss amazing extensions you will learn that you can't live without, and make Chrome act/look like we want it to. When you leave, you will agree that Chrome is your favorite color (and browser) as well!

Session Resources Here!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Elementary Technology Coach, 3rd-5th grade teacher, husband, father of 2 boys, Triumph rider, tech geek, mountain biker, camper, backpacker, and general outdoorsy-stuff (my profile, I can make up words!).



Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Grandview B&C

12:45pm EDT

Photos YouDrive
Geared towards increasing comfort levels with mobile digital cameras & managing the content, this session will guide participants through a few options for working with media through Drive, YouTube, and Photos including application in a learning environment. As an added extra, we will also learn about streaming Google Play Music for learning or entertainment when working with images and videos. Don’t let the unknown of dealing with hundreds of photos or your finite device storage space keep you from snapping images or videos of things you love. Use media to harness student creativity by learning strategies for PhotosYouDrive!

Speakers
avatar for Cresta Wright

Cresta Wright

Instructional Technology Coordinater, Pennfield Schools



Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Governors Room

12:45pm EDT

Sliding into the Minds of your Students
In this session, learn how to use Google tools to look into the minds of your students using Google Slides, Google Forms, and more. Not all students are always willing to share aloud. Learn how to gather what's going on in the mind of your students in a non-threatening format in the blended learning classroom. One of the features that we'll focus on is the new newly released Q&A feature in Google Slides.
http://bit.ly/migooglefest16johnson

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson

technology, Muskegon, Public Schools of the City of



Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Vandenberg A

12:45pm EDT

The Way of Google Drive
With a blend of big ideas and several practical examples, we'll see how technology can "amp up" what's working in the classroom so students and teachers can learn, connect and create like never before. From games to comics to music videos and more, you'll leave with resources and a framework to make powerful learning experiences for any grade or subject!

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom

12:45pm EDT

Use Form Publisher with Google Forms to Improve Efficiency
"Form Publisher is a free add-on for Google Forms that will automatically generate a Google Doc based on a template you have created. The add-on is triggered when a new form is submitted. It enters the form responses into a doc and places that doc into a specified folder in your Drive.

Do you want to send a copy of that document to the person filling out the form? No problem. Form Publisher will do that too.

Not convinced this is for you? Then visit this link (goo.gl/F6a3sf) and give it a try. Fill out my form and then check your email. Join this session to learn how to make this happen in your Google world!
"

Speakers
avatar for David Tchozewski

David Tchozewski

Director of Information Technology, Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Dave Tchozewski, a current MACUL Board Member, has served the PreK-12 education community for over 33 years in a variety of roles. He is currently in his second year serving the Kenowa Hills Public School community as their Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining the... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Vandenberg B

12:45pm EDT

YouTube, WeTube, We all Tube
YouTube is the ideal way for students and teachers to share lessons, screencasts and completed assignments. Get started with a YouTube channel, create a playlist and learn how to share videos with students. You will create and upload a video using the Chromebook’s built-in webcam or from a cell phone. Learn to create screencasts using Screencastify and utilize YouTube videos for assessment with EDpuzzle and TEDEd. Leave ready to utilize the amazing potential of YouTube.  Go to bit.ly/youtubewetube and click “Make a copy” for a copy of my presentation. 

Load these items as time allows


Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 12:45pm - 1:35pm EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

1:40pm EDT

How to Manage your Classroom Set of Chromebooks Without Leaving your Teacher Station
We will show you how the GoGuardian for Teachers Product can help your district:
-Give you a real time timeline view of your students activity on their Chromebooks

-Allow Teachers to view all of the screens of your students devices

-Enable staff to be able to push out specific website links, blank out screen, and start a direct dialogue with their students

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom

1:40pm EDT

HP and Chrome Printing
Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

2:00pm EDT

Chromebooks - Dell
Exhibitors

Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Vandenberg A

2:05pm EDT

11 Secret Things You Can Do with Google
How would you like to learn about some amazing, almost secret, not-really-advertised tips, tools, and tricks that work with the Google ecosystem? In this session, you’ll become the smartest kid in the room as we explore some of the interesting things you can do with your Google account, from streamlining your workflow, ensuring your privacy is up to date, to exploring digital artifacts and archives and much more. There’s a lot to know about and we’d love to share them with you.

Link to resource document: http://j.mp/googlefest16




Speakers
avatar for Ron Houtman

Ron Houtman

I like to afflict the comfortable and perform technology therapy. I've worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Technical Center for 15 years teaching in the classroom, supporting educator professional development and education technology consulting... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Vandenberg B

2:05pm EDT

20 Time in Education
The idea of 20 Time from the Google Corporate structure is an amazing tool to have in the classroom. As educators look for more ways to support student creativity and critical thinking, 20 Time (AKA Genius Hour) is an amazing program designed to support student inquiry and higher order thinking. This session will cover what 20 Time is, how to set it up in the classroom, and what it looks like when implemented.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Pantlind Ballroom

2:05pm EDT

Becoming Paperless with Google Classroom
Are you ready to have a paperless classroom? Google Classroom was created specifically for anyone using Google Apps for Education. Teachers can create and collect assignments electronically. Google Classroom will also save teachers time at the copy machine by allowing teachers to make copies of a Google Document for each student easily. Classroom also allows teachers to provide real-time feedback for students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle T. Triemstra

Michelle T. Triemstra

Director of Technology, Otsego Public Schools



Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Governors Room

2:05pm EDT

Creative Comics with Google Tools
Learn how to make comics from real life photos using features of Google Slides and Google Drawings. From simple images to ebooks to videos, possibilities are endless for creative projects in any grade and subject.

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom

2:05pm EDT

Hangout Hoedown- Opening New Learning Opportunities
Google Hangout is the perfect tool to bring an expert into your classroom, connect to another classroom, host a meeting, or deliver professional development/support. There are Google Communities where you can find teachers looking to connect or hold a “Mystery Hangout” with 20 questions to guess each other’s location. Learn to utilize a mobile phone or iPad camera or create a Hangout on Air, which is like a TV show but automatically saves your Hangout to YouTube. Bring a device and try what you learn.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Berkey

2:05pm EDT

Jeopardy with Flippity
Come participate in and learn how to create a trivia-type game show using a tool from Flippity!

Speakers

Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Vandenberg A

2:05pm EDT

Rules of the Road with Google Drive
Let’s take Google Drive for a spin! Learn how use Drive for unlimited cloud storage, upload and convert all your existing files, organize your Drive to find things easily, and share folders and files with others to collaborate better. Get cruising with Google Drive!

Session Resources Here!
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Badiner

Jeremy Badiner

Instructional Technology Coach, Gull Lake Community Schools
Elementary Technology Coach, 3rd-5th grade teacher, husband, father of 2 boys, Triumph rider, tech geek, mountain biker, camper, backpacker, and general outdoorsy-stuff (my profile, I can make up words!).



Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Grandview B&C

2:05pm EDT

S.T.E.A.M into Google Docs
This will be a hands on session where you will complete several different STEAM activities and use Google Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Documents to document your success and failures. You will also learn how to quickly setup, share and manage Google Docs to support these activities. Be ready to have some fun and try something new to bring back your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Elementary Technology Teacher, Otsego Public Schools
Michael Miller is known for his love of technology and willingness to share his knowledge and skill with others. He’s gifted in his ability to connect with students and adults alike, whether in the classroom or on a sports field. In return, he gets hundreds of hugs and high fives... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Haldane

2:05pm EDT

Stuck in the Middle with Google Classroom
Come see what all the buzz is about! Learn how to create your own class in just minutes and start uploading assignments, announcements and files to multiple classes at once. See how one middle school has successfully used Google Classroom all year in all of their classes for grades 5 - 8 and get ideas of how to use it for a variety of assignments and projects in different content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Overholt

Sarah Overholt

Technology Integration Specialist, Union City Community Schools
Sarah is a wife and mother of 2 amazing children and has been an educator for over 15 years! She is an Apple Education Trainer using iPads and Macbook Airs in a 1:1 setting. She is also crazy about Google Apps and what they can do for students and educators!



Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Grand View A

2:05pm EDT

Telling Stories with Google Maps
Everyone has a story to tell. Now you can use Google Maps to dynamically tell your story and have your students tell theirs. This session will demonstrate ways to use Google Geo Tools in any subject area. This session includes step-by-step cheat sheets showing how to include images, Google Drive documents, and other web content into Google My Maps, Tour Builder, and Google Earth. Using these tools, students can show content mastery, enhance their writing, and demonstrate data analysis skills.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Thornapple

2:05pm EDT

The Game Changer - Read&Write for Google Chrome (extension)
There are so many tools out there to assist students with their reading, writing, studying and research skills. Where do you even start!? It can be overwhelming! Please join us (Royal Oak Schools) as we share our journey on discovering the all-in-one tool that works wonders for many of our students with learning difficulties, dyslexia and ELL.

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Dewar

Allyson Dewar

Technology Integration Specialist, Oakland Schools


Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:05pm - 2:55pm EDT
Kendall

3:00pm EDT

Closing Remarks
Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom