Pre-Summit Workshops

NEW: Two ticketed pre-summit workshops have been added to the summit on March 6! Learn more and register below... 



Google in Education Workshop

This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users... and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit.


YouTube for Educators Workshop

In the past, educators have often ignored or banned YouTube due to the site's reputation for unsuitable content. In 2011, YouTube made a commitment to education with YouTube for Teachers and YouTube for Schools. Former television producer and YouTube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, takes you beyond the honey badger and walks you through the many ways you can use the site safely and effectively in your classroom.  

Using video with students has been shown to initiate wonder and spawn questions.  Jim will showcase how you can start using
YouTube to inspire classrooms and teach with video using examples and hands-on activities like the following:

  • Effectively search and find useful videos
  • Create, embed and share playlists
  • Learn to edit your own original videos (using YouTube's built in editor!)
  • Create classroom content using Creative Commons videos
  • Produce animations with YouTube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate.
  • Share videos across multiple venues
  • Explore privacy settings when uploading content
  • Tips and tricks on creating a channel for hosting your own content

With 72 hrs of content uploaded every minute and almost 3 billion views a day, the site has become an invaluable addition to the classroom that cannot be ignored.



Key Information (for Both Workshops)

Date: March 6, 2013
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Capacity: Limited to 25 participants per workshop
Cost: $199 per participant



Please note that all prices are in U.S. Dollars ($ USD)

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.

Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.