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Thursday, July 25
 

9:00am

Flipping Your Classroom with Google
Flipping your classroom can be challenging, but Google Apps makes it easier!  Flipping your classroom goes beyond moving your lecture to outside the school day, it requires your students to explore the concepts, ask questions, reflect and apply their learning to new situations.  Google tools can help you manage and facilitate the learning.  By combining YouTube videos, Blogger, Presentation, Docs, and Forms, as well as Google Hangouts, you can personalize and differentiate instruction for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Consultant for Educational Services, Central Rivers AEA


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 2

9:00am

Google and the iPad: It's Getting Better All the Time!
Google and the iPad have a reputation for not playing nice but there are many options available for iPad and Google Apps users. This session will explore those options and help you find the option that will work best for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, Central Rivers AEA
Michelle is an Instructional Technology and AIW consultant at Central Rivers AEA where she has focused on increasing the levels of student thinking and engagement using technology in the classroom 


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 3

9:00am

Accessibility Features in Google Apps for Education
Speakers
avatar for Clair Judas

Clair Judas

Special Education Technology Specialist, Area Education Agency 267
Clair Judas works for AEA 267 in Cedar Falls, IA. For 19 years, Clair taught students with special needs. Since the 2000-2001 school year he has worked as a Special Education Technology Specialist, supporting students and teachers in both the general and special education settings... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 5

9:00am

Google Forms for Beginners
Recommended for beginning users of Google Forms, in this session participants will learn to design and distribute a Google Form for professional or classroom use. Further, participants review ways to collaborate on the construction of a form and analyze of the data collected.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Amsler

Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 1

9:00am

What Can Google Apps Do for Your District?
This session will provide an overview of Google Apps for education and what it can do to support teaching and learning. We will look at the potential of the core apps of Gmail, Calendar, Drive and Sites. 

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 7

9:00am

Google Apps Deployment
Is your district moving to Google Apps for Education?  Learn best practices for migrating to Google Mail, provisioning users, and more efficient GAFE management techniques.  

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community School District


Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 6

10:00am

Edit Video Online with the YouTube Editor
You don't need expensive video editing software to make your videos look good. With the YouTube editor you can trim video, combine clips, add music, apply video filters, overlay text, and add drama with slow motion effects. In this session you will learn how to do all this...and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning, GWAEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 3

10:00am

Do More with Google Chrome Apps
Google Chrome Apps allow you to do more with your Chrome Browser. From productivity to games, Apps enhance your browser capabilities. In this session, we will talk about what apps are, show you how to install them on your Chrome Browser and which Apps are those that you can't live without!

Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Consultant for Educational Services, Central Rivers AEA


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 4

10:00am

Google Forms as a Formative Assessment
In this session, participants will learn how to turn a Google Form into a classroom formative assessment tool using a script called Flubaroo, as well as other classroom applications of this tool. Some Google Form experience necessary ;)

Speakers
avatar for Tony Amsler

Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 1

10:00am

Let's Get Cookin' With Even More
Let's take a look at some of the other ingredients that Google provides and how those can be used in the K-12 setting. Some of the tools that you can put on your plate include: Voice, Alerts, Scholar, Custom Search, Hangouts, Google+ and Translate! We will explore these tools and others and see how they are being used by educators to spice up teaching and learning!  Be ready for a fast paced session with demos of these tools in action!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 2

10:00am

Getting Started with Sites
This session is for Google Sites newbies. We'll walk through the steps of creating, editing, and sharing a Google Site, and you'll walk out of the session with your very own Google Site! We'll also talk about some of the basic ways that you can make your site more user-friendly and visually appealing.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Denney

Seth Denney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Prairie Area Education Agency


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 5

10:00am

Google Groups- the Red Headed Step Child of Google Apps
Too often this feature of Google Apps for Education is overlooked.  We will look at how to make groups for sharing purposes, list servs, and many other purposes. We will learn how to make self subscribing groups as well as how to set proper permissions on groups so that they can accomplish exactly what you want them to do. Lastly we will discover how to embed these groups into Google Sites to make access easier.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 7

10:00am

Google Apps New Dashboard
Google is changing the way we manage Google Apps for Education with a newly redesigned Google Admin Console.  This session will provide a walk-through of the new interface in order for you to be prepared for the upcoming changes in your Google Apps domain.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community School District


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 6

11:00am

30 Ways to Use Google in the Classroom
Are you looking for even more ways to use Google in your classroom and professional life?  Come to this fast-paced session for more than 30 ways to make Google work for you!

http://goo.gl/USxguo 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Tech Coordinator, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 2

11:00am

Chrome in the Classroom
I didn't know my web browser could do that! Let's look at how we can beef up Google Chrome to make you more productive and efficient. There are apps and extensions out there for instructional uses and will help differentiate instruction for students. I'll go through a list of my personal favorite extensions and apps andshow you how to go get a few more!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 4

11:00am

Doctopus and Goobric - Manage, Share, and Assess Student Documents
Scripts allow you to easily automatic tasks in Google Apps. You don't have to know how to write these scripts to take advantage of them - you just have to know how to find and use them to make your work easier! Doctopus is a Google Apps Script that can be used to manage and share documents with students or groups making it much easier to assign and assess student work done in Google Apps. Goobric is also a script that works within Doctopus to allow to use a rubric for grading student work. Come and learn to use these two awesome tools! If time permits, you will also learn how to find other scripts to use with Google Apps. (note: these scripts were created by Andrew Stillman)

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Digital Learning Specialist, Green Hills AEA
Digital Learning Consultant for 12 school districts in southwest Iowa. We are supporting an Authentic Learning Network - connecting schools to the community and businesses through real projects. I also coach teachers to infuse tech to engage students.


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 3

11:00am

Google Drive in the English Classroom

The Iowa Core ELA standards were made for Google Apps!  Google provides numerous tools that encourage collaboration, creativity and communication. With Google Drive- students can keep a portfolio of all their work and keep it organized, with revision history you can see how a student's writing has evolved and if they collaborated, see what each student contributed to the document- and with the ability to comment right within a document, teachers and students can leave each other feedback.  In this session we will discuss how to manage your English classroom and how you can use Google Apps and tools to enhance the ELA curriculum.  


Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Consultant for Educational Services, Central Rivers AEA


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 1

11:00am

Pimp My Site: Customization Tips for Google Sites
The problem with many Google sites is that they look like Google sites! In this session you will learn how to add some style to your existing Google Sites website, and turn it into something that you will be proud of. Together we will make the web a nicer place for everyone! :)

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning, GWAEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 5

11:00am

Go Beyond the Inbox with Gmail
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a GSFE Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 7

11:00am

Doctopi, Mules, and Crats Oh My!
This session will introduce you to 3 very powerful Google Apps scripts brought to us by youpd.org. We will cover how you can manage student projects and professional development paperwork using Doctopus. Come see how autoCrat can merge form submitted data into usable documents. formMule can ease the communication loops we commonly see in school districts. See how in this session.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 6

1:00pm

Classroom Management with Google
Why use multiple platforms to manage your 1:1 classroom? The combination of services provided in a Google Education account provide everything you need (and then some) to manage the 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, Central Rivers AEA
Michelle is an Instructional Technology and AIW consultant at Central Rivers AEA where she has focused on increasing the levels of student thinking and engagement using technology in the classroom 


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 3

1:00pm

Chromebook 101: What's All the Fuss About?
Curious about Chromebooks? Want to learn more? In this session, we look at which Chromebook is right for you, and give a brief overview of the Chrome OS. We will also explore the benefits of using an innovative device like this in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning, GWAEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Doctopus and Goobric - Manage, Share, and Assess Student Documents
Scripts allow you to easily automatic tasks in Google Apps. You don't have to know how to write these scripts to take advantage of them - you just have to know how to find and use them to make your work easier! Doctopus is a Google Apps Script that can be used to manage and share documents with students or groups making it much easier to assign and assess student work done in Google Apps. Goobric is also a script that works within Doctopus to allow to use a rubric for grading student work. Come and learn to use these two awesome tools! If time permits, you will also learn how to find other scripts to use with Google Apps. (note: these scripts were created by Andrew Stillman)

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Digital Learning Specialist, Green Hills AEA
Digital Learning Consultant for 12 school districts in southwest Iowa. We are supporting an Authentic Learning Network - connecting schools to the community and businesses through real projects. I also coach teachers to infuse tech to engage students.


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 1

1:00pm

Let Me Google that for You- How well do you search?
Google was built on searching but, do you know all the tips and tricks to use Google search better in your classroom?  Walk away from this session as a better searcher.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Tech Coordinator, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 2

1:00pm

An Introduction to Calendar
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a GSFE Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 7

1:00pm

When the Script Gallery Isn't Quite Enough.
We will start with a review of the youpd scripts we covered in the first session. Then we will touch on how you can create your own scripts for when the tools out there just don't quite fit what you need to accomplish, and see how one school district uses custom Google Apps scripts to accomplish a multitude of tasks. ***Warning - This session will get nerdy!***

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

Can you hear me now? Google Voice and other ways for speech to text/text to speech in Google!
Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Let's Hangout! Using Google Hangouts for Collaboration, Discussions, Screencasting- the possibilities are endless!

Looking for ways to extend the classroom beyond the walls of your school?  Looking to collaborate with colleagues quickly and easily without leaving your room?  Seeking opportunities to invite local experts into the classroom or take students on a field trip?  Then Google Hangouts may be the answer! With the ability to share documents, screenshare, record and invite 10-15 people to your hangout, the ability to connect, share and learn from each other has never been easier!


Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Consultant for Educational Services, Central Rivers AEA


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 3

2:00pm

Go Crazy with Calendars
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a GSFE Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 7

2:00pm

Google Maps Just for You!
Speakers
avatar for Seth Denney

Seth Denney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Prairie Area Education Agency


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 5

2:00pm

Shining Up Google Chrome
Google Chrome isn't just another web browser! Sign-in, sync, settings, shortcuts, web apps, and extensions make it a user-friendly, powerful tool you can use with all of your devices. Just a few simple tips and tricks, and you'll be well on your way to being a Chrome power user!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 4

2:00pm

GAM On!
Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6

3:00pm

Chromebook Playground
Take some time to get your hands on the Chromebooks and see what this is all about!

Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 4

3:00pm

I am Flubaroo and You Can Too!
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments using Google Forms. More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also computes average assignment scores, average score per question and flags low-scoring questions.Even shows you a grade distribution graph. You can email the students their grades and, if you want, an answer key!

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 7

3:00pm

60 Apps and Extensions in 60 Minutes
Hold on to your hats boys and girls because we will try to fly through 60 great Chrome web apps and extensions in 60 minutes! Chrome apps and extensions are what help you make the most of the web. Web apps are those shortcuts to websites you can use and I'll showcase some that tie in with Google Drive and then we will look at some of my favorite Chrome extensions to help make your browsing experience more efficient and these extensions can also be used to help support accommodations for students! READY... SET...GO!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Google Sites: So Much Better than that Old Trifold Brochure
Trifold brochures are out, Google Sites are in!  Come learn how to use Google Sites and ideas to implement into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Tech Coordinator, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 5

3:00pm

Google Drive- Collaboration for Teachers and Students
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a GSFE Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 1

3:00pm

Google+ for the Beginner
In this session, participants will review the basic features of Google+ to enhance their professional learning network. These basic features will include Profiles, Explore, Circles, Communities, and Hangouts. The "On Air" feature of Hangouts will also be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Amsler

Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 3