Google Centered Workshops

Web 2.0 and the World of Google
Description: Students today live in a hyper-connected world of social media. However, the typical classroom offers very little in this environment. Throughout this workshop participants will learn how to harness the social and collaborative elements of the web for education. Participants will use various tools to improve their efficiency inside and outside of the classroom. They will also be exposed to several online resources and communities they can tap into. Lastly, teachers will see how easy it is to share educational information on the web. If you are an educator looking to bring your classroom into the 21st century or want to learn ways to organize your digital world, this class is a must for you.

Open Class, Google Apps and Digital Portfolios for the 21st Century Student
Description: Google Apps for Education is becoming widely used throughout school districts as it allows educators to collaborate on projects, lessons and assignments. Google apps such as Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Google+, Google Hangouts and more can integrate seamlessly with Open Class. Open Class is a learning management system that allows educators to organize curriculum, post content, add assignments, and assess student work. The collections of work can be organized, viewed and updated to create digital portfolios that allow the 21st Century Student to maintain a competitive advantage throughout the educational career and beyond. Come and explore how students and educators are harnessing the power of the digital world to prepare for the future.

Web 2.0 for Administrators
This workshop will allow administrators to become familiar with various Web 2.0 tools that they can use as instructional leaders. Use of these tools will empower administrators to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and engage their learning communities. Some tools that will be addressed will include: Skype, Google documents, Wikis, Google Alerts, and more.