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MN Google Summit

posted Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 PM by Benjamin Friesen

Join us for the MN Google Summit.

This high intensity one day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google Apps for Education team

YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum

posted Jul 24, 2012, 6:21 AM by Molly Bennett

The YouTube Team just announced a new Digital Citizenship Curriculum for YouTube.  Make sure to check out the lessons and resources that they have to help you teach your students how to be responsible citizens in the age of YouTube.

Next Google Teacher's Academy Announced for April in the UK

posted Jan 10, 2012, 1:37 PM by Molly Bennett

Applications now open for the Google Teacher Academy UK on 5 April 2012 (with an optional unconference on 6 April 2012). Apply by 11:59 PDT on 9 February 2012.

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Google Chromebooks Event January 30th Mpls

posted Dec 30, 2011, 9:18 AM by Molly Bennett

You're invited.
Chromebooks for Education give students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. 

You're invited to join us for Chromebook Classrooms - a FREE event for K-12 schools and districts to learn more about Chromebooks for Education

Spend the day using a Chromebook, 
learn about the benefits that Chromebooks provide to schools, and ask questions of the Google team and teachers who already use Chromebooks in their classrooms. You can also attend professional development sessions on Google Apps for Education to see how to make the most of a Chromebook Classroom. 

Space is limited - register today!

Agenda topics.

   • Overview of Chromebooks for Education.
   • Q&A with Chromebooks Team and Pilot Schools.

   • Google Apps Professional Development sessions:

       - Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Groups, and Chrome

   • Networking lunch and cocktail reception.

Date and Time: Monday, January 30th 10am-6pm
Location: UM McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN

Registration closes January 20th.
**Up to 3 members from your school district may attend.  Each member must register.

Please forward on to others who may be interested.

Follow the Midwest Google Summit on Twitter #mwgs11

posted Oct 28, 2011, 7:37 AM by Molly Bennett

If you haven't heard already there is a Midwest Google Summit November 3 & 4th in the Wisconsin Dells.  It is sold out so you if you haven't signed up already, you won't be able to attend in person.

Make sure to follow the participants on twitter by searching for the Twitter Hashtag #mwgs11.

Should be a great conference and I hope to see some of you there!

Midwest Google Summit

posted Sep 9, 2011, 9:37 AM by Molly Bennett

Welcome Midwest Educators!

Join us for the first annual Google Apps for Education Summit.  This two day event will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement.  Send your teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, integration specialists and anyone who is interested in finding out more about Google Apps for Education.

We will have energetic, engaging and knowledgable presenters who are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Teachers, administrators, trainers and some of the Google Apps for Education Team.

Cost $250

Upcoming Google Apps and Chromebooks Webinars

posted Jul 13, 2011, 5:08 AM by Molly Bennett

Chromebooks for Education webinar
Wednesday, July 13 or Tuesday, July 19, 11AM PT
In this live webinar, learn about the new Chromebook, which gives students, teachers, and administrators a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing.

Google Apps Professional Development Webinars
Learn more about using Google Apps and other Google products at your school in this weekly webinar series. Upcoming webinars:

  • Getting started with the Google Apps for Education Control Panel
    July 18, 1PM PT, 4PM ET - Register
  • Role playing with Google Apps for Education
    July 26, 2PM PT, 5PM ET - Register
  • Build Android Apps with App Inventor
    August 2, 1PM PT, 4PM ET - Register
  • Doing more with Google Docs
    August 9, 2PM PT, 5PM ET - Register
  • A tour of Google Labs
    August 17, 1PM PT, 4PM ET - Register
  • Digital Science Notebooks
    August 23, 1PM PT, 4PM ET - Register
  • Top 10 Chrome web apps and Chrome extensions for teachers and students
    August 29, 3PM PT, 7PM ET - Register
Archived recordings from past Google Apps for Education webinars can be found in ourresource center. Past webinars include Grading and gradebooks in Google Apps32 Ways to use Google Apps in the classroom, and Running your School on Google Apps.

One Week Left to Apply to the Google Teacher's Academy

posted Jun 9, 2011, 7:34 AM by Molly Bennett

The Google Teacher's Academy was the most powerful professional deelopment experience that I have had in my career.  Not only is the day a powerful day of learning and being inspired, but the network of people that you have access to after you become a Google Certified Teacher is unbelievable.

You have ONE week left to apply to the Google Teacher's Academy in Seattle

Don't delay!  

How are you using Google Apps?

posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:38 AM by Molly Bennett

Tell us how you're using Google Apps'
Please help the Google Apps for Education team learn more about your organization and how you're using Google Apps by filling out this quick survey. Your responses will be anonymous and we will only use the data for internal analysis. Thanks for your help!

Guide to Going Google

posted May 31, 2011, 1:00 PM by Molly Bennett

Whether you are considering moving or are already using Google Apps, check out the new Guide to going Google site to help make the most of Google Apps at your school.

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