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We invite you to join us for the second annual Google in Education Singapore Summit to be held at the Singapore American School on September 7 and 8, 2013. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools 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 education teams. 


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Saturday, September 7
 

8:30am

Keynote - Suan Yeo
Speakers
avatar for Suan Yeo

Suan Yeo

Head, Google Enterprise Education, Google
Like you, Suan cares deeply about the next generation of students. Education is the single most powerful weapon to change the world, and Suan is pushing the boundaries in 2016. As an Education Evangelist for Google in Asia-Pacific, Suan gets to do really cool things that matter. The best part of his job is creating magic moments for teachers and students the first time they use technology, creating the “ah-ha” moments. A Googler for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

A Blended Learning Ecosystem Built Within the Google Apps Core Suite
Dream with me for a second. What if we could achieve the "verbs" of what makes blended learning such a fantastic methodology by using tools that anyone with an internet connection can access 24/7. Through the use of the Google Apps Core Suite (Docs, Sites, Calendar, Mail) we are able to leverage tighter feedback loops and provide student-centric digital spaces for collaboration and sharing. We have access to an easy to use space for legacies and portfolios of higher level project(s), and ridiculously simple access points via mail and chat to the big three interactions we need to leverage; child/teacher, child/student, and child/content.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Chomebook for Education
Come and learn about Google Chromebooks from the Google Chromebooks and EDU team.

Speakers
avatar for Suan Yeo

Suan Yeo

Head, Google Enterprise Education, Google
Like you, Suan cares deeply about the next generation of students. Education is the single most powerful weapon to change the world, and Suan is pushing the boundaries in 2016. As an Education Evangelist for Google in Asia-Pacific, Suan gets to do really cool things that matter. The best part of his job is creating magic moments for teachers and students the first time they use technology, creating the “ah-ha” moments. A Googler for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
H - Room M214

10:00am

Email is for Old People
As much as many of us are addicted to our email, your students are not. If you want to communicate with them you should go to where they are...social networks. Google+ is a social network that is built right into the Google Apps ecosystem. It's available for GAFE domains and all users that are at least 13 years old. In this session we will explore how Google+ can be used to in high schools to create an online space for communication, collaboration and creative learning opportunities. Hangouts, Communities, Circles, Events, and Photos are among the fantastic features of Google+ that have a lot of potential as a learning platform.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Regional Director, India, Middle East, Africa & Asia, EdTechTeam
Jay is learner and a problem solver and believes that teachers should be professional learners more so than professional teachers. His experience working in international schools for the past 20 years and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world for the past 15 years has helped prepare him to be the first Regional Director for India, Middle East, Africa & Asia (IMEAA) for EdTechTeam. He brings experience teaching... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
F - Room M333

10:00am

Google Apps for Administrators - Getting Going
This session will focus on getting school admins hands on with Google Apps. We will cover how to use gmail, calendar, sites, and docs/drive to create efficiency in the office, streamline data collection, and foster collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
G - Room M324

10:00am

Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with YouTube EDU and Google Apps for Education
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Come explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using Google Docs, Google Draw, YouTube EDU, and Google Images that help students make meaningful connections with content.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
D - Room M301

10:00am

Do ICT skills still matter?
The NETS are not enough.

Pickering (2007), found that a focus on skills and fixed knowledge to be acquired was criticised by the teachers in his study, although Daly et al (2009), citing his findings, conceded that:

“Clearly, ICT use demands that teachers acquire certain generic skills (p 27).”

Understandably, there is a general hesitancy by tech integrators to embrace ICT skills teaching, as it tends towards,

“superficial, one-off and ‘box-ticking’ approaches which emphasise the development of functional skills and relegate pedagogical development to teachers’ ‘spare’ time (Daly et al, 2009, p 41).”

Now, somewhat ironically, the situation seems to be becoming reversed – with the emphasis very much upon the development of pedagogical skills and the relegation of ‘functional development’ (skills) to teachers’ ‘spare’ time.

So teachers are now effectively expected to acquire skills,

“by studying manuals, talking to each other, talking to the instructor, and seeking out other locally available experts” (Mishra & Koehler, 2006, p 1038).

The problem is this ‘grappling experience’ (ibid) or ‘productive failure’ (Kapur & Bielaczyc, 2012), while a powerful way to learn, if not managed carefully, can become a tedious, frustrating process. "Good pedagogy should challenge not frustrate" (ibid) but it is difficult to judge when it is better to let people ‘wrestle’ or to mitigate the potential tediousness of a long process of discovery, by providing a ‘short cut’. The challenge of managing this ‘zone of proximal development’ (Vygotsky, 1987) is significant, the distance between the actual developmental level as determined by their need to engage in independent problem solving (trouble shooting) and the point at which they know they cannot proceed any further without ‘expert’ guidance, or collaboration with more capable peers, a 'knowledgeable other' (ibid) – or even, or perhaps more likely, students.

Balance is clearly critical here – one where an articulated skill set is defined that can be acquired within an authentic, integrated context.This session will describe my favourite kind of cake—the kid you have have AND eat. Can we have authentic tech integration, without neglecting a rigorous set of balanced ICT skills? I believe so, and I'll show you how.

Speakers
SM

Seán McHugh

Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA
Learning about Teaching. Teaching about Learning. Making new mistakes. | | Learning through play (gaming), reading, travelling, watching, listening, exploring, inquiring.


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
C - Middle School Library

10:00am

Mail Merge 101 - One Template, 20-200+ personalised documents created and emailed in minutes.
Do you need to create a class set of personalized letters / reports? A mail merge could be the answer to help save you a lot of time when you're in these situations.

In this presentation I'll take you through the steps you need to follow, to create a basic mail merge using the Google Script "Autocrat", a spreadsheet with student names and information, and a document template. The big advantage of using Google docs to complete this, is that in the end you can email it automatically! That's the Google Magic.

It's a super simple process with incredible time saving possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Kirkwood

Shaun Kirkwood

Fun Cultivator, Singapore American School
I am an Elementary EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. I work with grade level teams to develop activities and workflows using iPads and other technology. In the past I was a Civil Engineer, which means I love the maker movement, and am an avid tinkerer and supporter of projects like 20% time within the school day. | | When not at school I am a keen traveler and photographer, and have presented at a variety of educational conferences... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

10:00am

The Drive for Learning
More than just a home for Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations, Google Drive is the universe for collaboration and sharing. It comes in many faces: online storage and synchronisation, collaborative document editing, home for online apps, and a school intranet with student drop-boxes.
With the power of Google App scripts such as gClassFolder and Doctopus, we will explore how we can harness the potential of Google Drive to streamline classroom instructions in a 1-to-1 setup. Design collaborative classroom activities and see your students learn while building artefacts and constructing knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for ANG NGEE KENG DEAN

ANG NGEE KENG DEAN

Head of Information and Communication Technology Department, School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Dean Ang is the Head of ICT Department in School of Science and Technology, Singapore and is responsible for the Technology programme for students as well as the ICT Talent Development Programme in the school. Dean has also been a dedicated Mathematics teacher for 15 years. If he is not meddling with technology, he will be toying with Mathematical challenges and concepts. He loves it when the two comes together to create sparks in learning.


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room M223

11:30am

Designing and Aligning with Google Apps Tools: Best Practice PD Modeling
How can we leverage best practice professional development and train and work with the tools we want to model for our children and staff. Let's brainstorm and share some best practices around how to design and align our initiatives by using google apps tools. Come and particiapate in a best practiced modeled google docs session that will support and leverage your current intiatives and professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A - Auditorium

11:30am

Google Apps for Administrators - Gearing Up

Think you got the basics down for Docs, Sites, Calendar, and Gmail? This session will take you above and beyond the core features and dig deeper into the Google tools. Learn how to utilize advanced features of sites, automate data from Google forms, and use tools outside of the core Apps suite to streamline your administrative life.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
G - Room M324

11:30am

Harnessing the Power of YouTube in Education
Create your own Youtube Channel and start harnessing the power of YouTube for learning with a YouTube Star Teacher. Spark conversations and inspire students with the short lessons from top-tier universities and global thought leaders hosted at Youtube/EDU. Search for age appropriate teacher generated resources aligned to the curriculum at YouTube/Teachers. Learn to aggregate content to your home page and curating your own collections of playlists. Share videos and playlists by embedding them in on your blog or class website. 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Green

Patrick Green

Middle School Education Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
Singapore


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
F - Room M333

11:30am

The new red pen: Providing student feedback without all that ink
One of the most important roles of a teacher is to provide students with quality feedback that will help them develop and learn. Red ink comments in the margins of essays is one way to do this and these have their place at times, however it is a bit old school. We'll play with several ways that Google Apps for Education allows you to provide your students with quality feedback in ways that you didn't think were possible. We will start with the basic and build up to some advanced automagical ways of helping your students continue to grow.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Regional Director, India, Middle East, Africa & Asia, EdTechTeam
Jay is learner and a problem solver and believes that teachers should be professional learners more so than professional teachers. His experience working in international schools for the past 20 years and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world for the past 15 years has helped prepare him to be the first Regional Director for India, Middle East, Africa & Asia (IMEAA) for EdTechTeam. He brings experience teaching... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
D - Room M301

11:30am

Blogging in the Early Years
Is it possible to get 7 year olds to maintain their own blog?

With an iPad and Blogger the answer is yes. Our experience at SAS has been fantastic and we'd love to share what worked, and what was challenging in our experience to date.

In this hour we'll look at:
The specifics of getting such a system up and running.
Examples of student work and posts
Some of the apps we used regularly
Discussion of the workflows used by teachers
Lesson Focus ideas

There will also be plenty of time for questions along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Kirkwood

Shaun Kirkwood

Fun Cultivator, Singapore American School
I am an Elementary EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. I work with grade level teams to develop activities and workflows using iPads and other technology. In the past I was a Civil Engineer, which means I love the maker movement, and am an avid tinkerer and supporter of projects like 20% time within the school day. | | When not at school I am a keen traveler and photographer, and have presented at a variety of educational conferences... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

11:30am

Google Mobile Apps
This session will look at how you can use the mobile Google Apps suite in the classroom, particularly Google Drive. It will be hands on for those that bring a mobile device. The session will focus on how video and photos in Google Apps can be used to improve assessment, reflection and engagement in the classroom. The session will have ideas and projects where the technology can be utilised effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Poth

Richard Poth

EdTech Specialist, Korea International School
Richard is an Edtech Specialist at Korea International School, Panyo, South Korea, he is also a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator.  He originally studied Performing Arts at Hertfordshire University, and moved into primary teaching in 2005 on the Graduate Training Programme in Southend-on-Sea in the UK. Before which he worked as a computer analyst and systems tester in the City of London. | | He moved... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E - Room M223

11:30am

Hapara Teacher Dashboard - Manage your room with Google Apps
With Hapara you can ...View activity in Google Apps organized by class and student, Automatic generation of class and student folders, Next generation file sharing with differentiated push capability, Oversee student email activity, blog posts, Google Plus, comments, and more, Easily reset student passwords, Add and remove students from class without touching the SIS, Provide read only access to parents without generating parent accounts, Remotely Control student browsers and MORE! What will you do with an extra hour a day?

Speakers
avatar for Lenva Shearing

Lenva Shearing

Lead Educator, Hapara
Lenva is an educator for the Hapara team with many years of teaching and school leadership experience. She has been a Deputy Principal at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School and an eLearning leader. Lenva is committed to ensuring that teachers understand how best practices in teaching and learning can impact student learning and achievement, and works with school leaders globally, to share digital learning solutions. Lenva is a Google... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
H - Room M214

11:30am

Transformational Teaching with Tech - Not easy, but easier than you might think...
SAMR is a great framework for assessing tech integration, but there is at least one other out there, and its name is RAT (Hughes et al, 2006), and yet for some reason it is remarkably lost in obscurity. In this workshop we will examine the RAT framework, and then examine strategies for making the transformative use of technology easier, much easier, using another framework called SAMMS. 
The transformative use of ICTs, "improves the process of bringing thought into communicable expressions in such significant ways that, once the tool is understood and used regularly, the user feels wanting if it is not available because it has opened up new possibilities of thought and action without which one comes to feel at a disadvantage. It's become an indispensable instrument of mentality, and not merely a tool. (Pea, 1985, p 175)
Workshop Outcomes
An understanding of a magnificent (yet surprisingly little known)  framework, that is a powerful, and simpler alternative to SAMR—and a lot easier to say. A deeper appreciation of the power of transformative technology, and how much easier this can be to realise than many people think.  

Speakers
SM

Seán McHugh

Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA
Learning about Teaching. Teaching about Learning. Making new mistakes. | | Learning through play (gaming), reading, travelling, watching, listening, exploring, inquiring.


Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
C - Middle School Library

1:30pm

Get your ChromeZone on!
In this highly interactive ChromeBook Dojo you will learn the secret art Chrome mastery. As you progress through the belts you will put into combat to defeat inefficiency, frustration and bad browsing habits. Once you’ve found inner ‘Chrome Zen’ your browsing experience will never be the same!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

EdTech Consultant, EdTechTeam
Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F - Room M333

1:30pm

Gettin Flippy with it: Using Youtube for Reverse Instruction
Enrich your classroom lessons through creating interactive YouTube videos. Be inspired by how educators like you are incorporating video into their lessons and “flipping” the classroom. Investigate using the YouTube video editing tools and annotation tools to create interactive video quizzes and “choose your own adventure” videos.  

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Green

Patrick Green

Middle School Education Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
Singapore


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
D - Room M301

1:30pm

Making Magnificent Maps
Learn how to create, collaborate, and publish Google Maps from a classroom teacher. Discover how you can engage students using maps across the curriculum while creating placemarks with embedded text, pictures and even YouTube videos. Be inspired to try it yourself with real examples from real teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A - Auditorium

1:30pm

PANEL: Level Up! Taking Your Professional Development to the Next Step with Google's Training Opportunities
Join a panel of Google Certified Teachers and Trainers to delve into Google's two main professional development prgraoms, the Google Certified Teacher program and the Google Apps for Education program. We'll review applications, best practices, tips and tricks, and even Google's multiple free, do-it-yourself resources.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C - Middle School Library

1:30pm

ePortfolios FTW
In this session you will be looking at some successful examples of ePortfolios at the Kindergarten and Primary year groups, as well as concepts and prototypes for Secondary students. Workshop participants will be introduced to some thought behind implementing ePortfolios, how Google Apps can be used to facilitate them and will leave with a fully working template they can take to their classrooms right away.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Newberry

Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E - Room M223

1:30pm

Parent Involvement Made Easy with Google Apps
The collaborative nature of Google Apps makes it easier for teachers to keep families informed and to organize parent involvement. See how a grade four teacher used Google Apps for embedded weekly newsletters, online field trip permission forms, interactive class party planners and other family involvement tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Sedro

Susan Sedro

Intermediate School Tech Coach, SAS
Susan Sedro is an elementary technology coach at Singapore American School. She spent 11 years teaching in a multi-age, constructive, elementary classroom in Minnesota before moving to S.E. Asia. There she served as an elementary computer teacher and then a technology coordinator/tech teacher. Throughout much of that time she also taught a four-course technology integration cohort at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  | | Susan... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
G - Room M324

1:30pm

Speed Googling
Inspired by speed dating and speed geeking, this workshop will be full of energy, geekiness, and passion for learning. Bring your favorite learning activity that involves a Google tool and be prepared to share it quickly. There will be a lot of movement and talking in this highly participatory session. Bring your ideas to share and some technology (phone, laptop, tablet or *gasp* paper and pencil) to record the ideas you hear. Come speed google with us!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dowd

Heather Dowd

Education Technology Coach / Consultant
Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, traveler, photographer, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Japan, USA, Mexico, and Singapore. She currently enjoys leading professional learning workshops to help teachers create engaging experiences for students. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

3:00pm

Ain't nobody got time fo dat
There's simply never enough time. Luckily Google Apps can add years to your life by helping you save time and energy on a heap of tasks. Come learn how you can automate your classroom by using built-in Google features, extensions and the white magic of Apps Script. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Regional Director, India, Middle East, Africa & Asia, EdTechTeam
Jay is learner and a problem solver and believes that teachers should be professional learners more so than professional teachers. His experience working in international schools for the past 20 years and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world for the past 15 years has helped prepare him to be the first Regional Director for India, Middle East, Africa & Asia (IMEAA) for EdTechTeam. He brings experience teaching... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A - Auditorium

3:00pm

Gmail - Beginner Session
Making the switch to Gmail and Gcal can be overwhelming at first but once you understand how Google has set up these products to work your work flow becomes streamlines. In this session we'll cover tips and tricks that will get those thousands of e-mails out of your inbox and keep them organized. We'll also explore some of the hidden advantages of using Gcal with students, parents and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

3:00pm

LM-YES! Using Google Sites as a Learning Management System
There's a ton of Learning Management Systems out there, but Google Drive and some fabulous Google Sites templates can help you manage your students, teachers, and content quickly, easily, and elegantly. Join Wendy as she takes you through a Site template to copy and get your online class up and running.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E - Room M223

3:00pm

Q&A with a Googler
Do you have any burning questions to ask about Google? Would you like to know more about what makes Googlers tick? Come hang out and ask any questions about Google, Google Apps or Google in Education. 

Speakers
avatar for Suan Yeo

Suan Yeo

Head, Google Enterprise Education, Google
Like you, Suan cares deeply about the next generation of students. Education is the single most powerful weapon to change the world, and Suan is pushing the boundaries in 2016. As an Education Evangelist for Google in Asia-Pacific, Suan gets to do really cool things that matter. The best part of his job is creating magic moments for teachers and students the first time they use technology, creating the “ah-ha” moments. A Googler for... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G - Room M324

3:00pm

Re-design your school technology around the Cloud
Gone Google or thinking about going? That’s just the first step! See how your school could reduce costs while streamlining your technology infrastructure and run effectively in the cloud. We will explore how GAFE can be used to tie into essential cloud managed services such as wifi/networking, web filtering, mobile device management, printing and even cloud based digital signage.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

EdTech Consultant, EdTechTeam
Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A - Auditorium

3:00pm

Burn those student planners!
In this session, participants will be looking at how Google Apps can eliminate the need for those bulky, paper wasting student planners. Using Google Calendar and some of the different page styles in Google Sites, teachers and students can create an online workspace that is collaborative and efficient, linked to mobile devices - and finally move past the aging planners that have taken up desk and backpack space for far too long.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Newberry

Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
C - Middle School Library

3:00pm

Make Beautiful Flipping Books
FlipSnack is a fantastic online tool to “Make beautiful flipping books!”. This will be a hands-on session where we will start with a Google doc and finish with it being published as a flip book in Blogger Post or embedded in a Google Site.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Lynch

Robyn Lynch

Intermediate School Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
I started my teaching career just as the first computers made their way into Australian classrooms. Since 1985 I have helped to develop computing skills in students from Kinder to Grade 12; teachers from all curriculum areas; university students; the parent community; and even a blind nun! About 20 years ago I changed from a computing studies teacher to computing support, specialising in curriculum integration. I have been lucky enough to work in... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
F - Room M333

4:30pm

Demo Slam
The Demo Slam is a high energy, geek out kind of session.  We are going to have about 10 presenters share 3 minutes of their most geeky use or tip and trick of a Google App.  At then end of the SLAM you will get to vote for your favorite, most geeky presentation.

Come for the SLAM and stay for the Google and Vendor give aways!

Demo Slam Schedule and Voting 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

EdTech Consultant, EdTechTeam
Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010... Read More →
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Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →
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Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.
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Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A - Auditorium
 
Sunday, September 8
 

8:30am

Reckless Creativity
Reckless Creativity

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Sunday September 8, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Google Forms: Using Scripts
Do you love Google forms but wish you could take it to the next level? In this session, we will introduce you to a few easy to use scripts that all educators can start using right away. You will see the ease of using pre-made scripts and implementing them to forms or spreadsheets that you may have in your Google Drive.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
F - Room M333

10:00am

Google Plus: Say hello to a network that is truly personalized +You
With Google+, you can share the right things with the right people. Let's explore, share, and dive deeper into the possibilities that exist when we can network and meet with tools and within our domains.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room M223

10:00am

Making Movies with Youtube
Lots of us have watched and uploaded video to Youtube. Now learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will show you how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to take advantage of the amazing tools hidden in the tool like Creative Commons videos, annotations, closed captioning and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Mapping with Google Maps Engine Lite
Come take a tour of Google's recently announced Maps Engine Lite. Learn how to draw on, style, layer, and import data into your maps. Sharing and collaborating your powerful custom maps is easy and we'll highlight ideas for classroom use and sample maps!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
D - Room M301

10:00am

Geeking out with Goodreads and Google Extensions for Readers, English Teachers and Librarians
While you may have a Google-connected GoodReads account, how effectively are you using it with your students and colleagues? Katie and Angie will explore the advanced features of GoodReads, especially the use of Groups, Lists and customised book links. We will also show you how a Chrome Extension called BracketCloud, designed for sports tournaments, can be used to track and evaluate individual or class reading -- all within the highly shareable Google Apps environment.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Day

Katie Day

Teacher-Librarian, United World College of SE Asia -- East campus
I've been living overseas for almost 30 years, shifting careers from financial software developer to teacher-librarian, and arrived in Singapore in 2005 -- first at the Dover campus of the United World College of SE Asia (UWCSEA) as PYP teacher-librarian, then when the new East campus was announced, moving to Ang Mo Kio and now Tampines, where I am head of libraries and secondary school teacher-librarian. | | The internet and books are... Read More →
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Angela Erickson

Middle School English teacher, UWCSEA Dover


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
C - Middle School Library

10:00am

Google Apps Administration Secrets... Revealed!
If you're the Technology Director, IT Manager, or Google Apps Administrator, this session is for you.

The session will be covering a lot of things that could help you in administering and maintaining your Google Apps for Education domain.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Tanpoco

Joseph Tanpoco

Google Apps Specialist, Pixsell Pte Ltd
A man driven with passion in innovating life with technology, Joseph Tanpoco, engages himself in a variety of activities in IT most particularly in Google Apps, may it be on the education or business. He is one of the most sought after minds when it comes to Google Apps and his management of Google Apps domains is legendary. As one of the only certified Google Apps certified in Singapore, he dynamically updates himself by actively participating... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

10:00am

Moving your web-filter to the cloud with Google Apps and Securly
Securly is a cloud-based web-filter that has been built from the ground up for K-12 schools. It takes 5 minutes to set up per district. We are the first web-filter to integrate with Google Apps for Education. We also seamlessly filter your take-home Chromebooks and iPads as they move in and out of the school network.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

EdTech Consultant, EdTechTeam
Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
H - Room M214

10:00am

Spreadsheets - Unleash your inner geek
Spreadsheets are an amazing way to organize and interpret data. In this workshop I will go through some of the functions that I think are sometimes overlooked and can be incredibly valuable and “Fun” to experiment with.

I’ll be starting off with 5-10 minutes of formatting shortcuts, and follow that with some interesting ways to model math problems (create a basic graphing calculator simulation), some great built in spreadsheet functions, and examples of how you might use spreadsheets to manage student data in your classroom.

It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with spreadsheets, but not entirely necessary as I will provide a sample worksheet you can use to follow along with.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Kirkwood

Shaun Kirkwood

Fun Cultivator, Singapore American School
I am an Elementary EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. I work with grade level teams to develop activities and workflows using iPads and other technology. In the past I was a Civil Engineer, which means I love the maker movement, and am an avid tinkerer and supporter of projects like 20% time within the school day. | | When not at school I am a keen traveler and photographer, and have presented at a variety of educational conferences... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
G - Room M324

11:30am

Art Appreciation - Google 101
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. The world's most amazing works are simply a click away. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, they have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Sunday September 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A - Auditorium

11:30am

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
D - Room M301

11:30am

We Have Google Apps, Now What?
Often times administrators work extremely hard to get teachers and students Google Apps in their building or district but then drop the ball on supporting that effort beyond implementation. This session will cover how to plan, support, and celebrate your Google Apps implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
F - Room M333

11:30am

Getting Going with Google Forms and Flubaroo
Teachers are using Google Forms for information collection from parents and students, formative assessment, student reflection, surveys, and more. Come to this session to see various examples of how teachers are using Google Forms. Learn to make your own Google Form. As a bonus, learn how to create quizzes that Google will grade for you using Flubaroo! Bring your laptop for this hands-on session. Save time with Google Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Behse

Doug Behse

Grade 7 Social Studies, Singapore American School
International educator in Social Studies - Geography, Asian Studies, and Global Studies for 12 years in Southeast Asia. Currently teaching grade 7 Social Studies - Geography and Global Issues at Singapore American School (SAS). I am always looking for new ideas and methods to implement and use technology in the classroom. The recent implementation of the 1:1 Laptop program at SAS has moved the focus of learning to greater collaboration and team... Read More →
avatar for Heather Dowd

Heather Dowd

Education Technology Coach / Consultant
Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, traveler, photographer, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Japan, USA, Mexico, and Singapore. She currently enjoys leading professional learning workshops to help teachers create engaging experiences for students. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
C - Middle School Library

11:30am

Research! What to do with it?

How do you help your students with the research process? How do students organize the information they find?


In this workshop come learn how this can be done with Google Docs and Google Sites to help students manage and organise their research. The teacher can also actively support the student through the process. There will be some tips and tricks to help your students with better search strategies and citing sources.  Bring your own suggestions for helping students utilise Google Apps to become better researchers. 

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Pratt

Dianna Pratt

HS Tech Coach, Singapore American School
Dianna supports HS teachers and students to infuse technology into the curriculum.
avatar for Anne-Marie Russell

Anne-Marie Russell

HS English Teacher, Singapore American School
Anne-Marie is interested in reading, writing, discussing, blogging, critical thinking and creativity and how technology can help make these things happen in even more exciting ways in the classroom.


Sunday September 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
G - Room M324

1:30pm

Docs 101: A Getting Started Guide to Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms
Get ready, get set-- DOC! This session is for the true beginner to Google Docs and is a hands-on session into the Google Drive environment. We'll log you in, get you familiar with your Drive home page, and get you creating your first Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Drawing! We'll also find out exactly how you can share your masterpieces with your students', colleagues, and parents' emails and organize your Drive world with folders. We'll wrap up our session with a few great use cases in the classroom to get your brains thinking about all of the amazing possibilities of Google Drive! Come ready to create, learn, and collaborate.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

1:30pm

Plot a Path to Learning with Google Maps in ANY Subject
Learn to create collaborative multimedia maps with a Google Certified Teacher. Be inspired by student created maps that demonstrate learning in Math, Science, Social Studies, English and Art. Try it yourself and discover how easy it is to make beautiful and informative maps by using place marks, paths and areas with embedded data including text, images and YouTube video. You’ll leave this session having mapped out a way to integrate Google Maps into your own learning focused classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Green

Patrick Green

Middle School Education Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
Singapore


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F - Room M333

1:30pm

Extreme Site Makeover
Bored of the usual Google Site templates? Want to bring your site to life?

Do you want to customize your site to make it truly reflect your content?

Keri-Lee will show you how to improve the look of your Google Site and make it stand out in the crowd!

Explore ways of creating customized headers and sliders to enhance visuals on your site. Learn about tools to create interesting backgrounds, make use of design principles and apply colour schemes to make the site you’ve always dreamed of creating.

Speakers
avatar for Keri-Lee Beasley

Keri-Lee Beasley

Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA East Campus


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E - Room M223

1:30pm

Getting Going with Student Blogging
Would you like to start blogging with your students? Why should we encourage students to blog anyway? How do we teach blogging? What makes a good blog post? How can a blog serve to capture, connect and create extended learning experiences for you and your students? Come to this session to explore the why, how, and what of student blogging. We will share ideas and resources we have used with 6th grade RLA (Reading and Language Arts) students. Co-presented by a 6th grade RLA teacher and an ed tech coach, this session will focus on how blogs not only help us meet curricular standards but also invite our students to become more literate, global citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dowd

Heather Dowd

Education Technology Coach / Consultant
Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, traveler, photographer, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Japan, USA, Mexico, and Singapore. She currently enjoys leading professional learning workshops to help teachers create engaging experiences for students. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her... Read More →
avatar for Scott Riley

Scott Riley

Reading/Language Arts Teacher, Singapore American School
As a middle school Reading/Language Arts teacher and Literacy Coach at Singapore American School, Scott Riley spends most of his time reading, writing and learning alongside his students and colleagues. In recent years, he has been bit by the technology bug big time. Not only does he explore how it can impact his teaching, he also seeks ways in which technology can enhance a person's reading and writing life. After all, being a literate citizen... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
D - Room M301

1:30pm

Google Apps Using iPads: Take Student Learning to a Whole New Level!
In this session we will look at how using Google Forms and YouTube on iPads will allow educators to effectively assess student learning. The work flow of this session will take participants through the steps of how to bookmark Google Forms on iPads for student use and also brainstorm how teachers can use student responses instantly in class to provide students with formative feedback. We will also cover how videos can be taken in class and uploaded onto a teacher/classroom YouTube account and then utilized for reflections and goal-setting on individual student blogs. Finally, we will have an open discussion as to how educators can utilize Google Sites to share educational resources and student learning with parents and the global community.

Participants need: iPad and computer.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Wenstrom

Anne Wenstrom

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Department Coordinator, SAS Wellness Co-Coordinator, Apple Distinguished Educator, Singapore American School
Anne Wenstrom is an Elementary Physical Education teacher, Department Coordinator, and Wellness Co-Coordinator at the Singapore American School. She is a lifelong learner interested in helping students to become healthy compassionate global citizens. She loves to actively engage students by integrating technology within learning stations during her PE lessons to enhance student learning. Anne likes to travel, spend time with family and friends... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
G - Room M324

1:30pm

What to do with Google Earth
Google Earth offers a number of dynamic ways of extending the imagination of students
as they respond to what they read and learn in Humanities (Geography, History) and 
Language Arts (English literature and Foreign Languages). With some basic training 
on the features of Google Earth, students can learn to create amazing, interactive 
explorations the social, historical and cultural scope of what they have studied. 

In this session, I will demonstrate four simple and successful ways to use Google Earth in 
the humanities and language-arts: Google smart Image search, Google Treasure Hunts, 
narrated audio tours using Google Earth, and review the ever-popular Google Lit Trip.

This 60 minute workshop gives an introduction to the pedagogical and technical 
knowledge needed to bring literature, history and geography to life in these four 
interesting and engaging ways. 

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Reid

Nigel Reid

Head of Department for English A, Chatsworth International School Singapore
From Northern Ireland originally, I teach English Language and Literature in international schools, working with IB Diploma, MYP and IGCSE. I have worked in the UK, Qatar and now in Singapore where I am Head of Department for English A at Chatsworth International School, Orchard. | | My current interest is in the implementation of a middle school 1:1 Apple program and finding new and exciting ways to incorporate Web 2.0 and Google Apps in... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C - Middle School Library

3:00pm

Google Apps planning and deployment best practices
In this quick fire session we will cover 30 tips and tricks to implement Google Apps in meaningful ways across your school to increase efficiency, collaboration and engagement while ensuring best practices are in place for security and compliance. We will discuss everything from service settings, Org units, authentication, e-mail settings to 3rd party integration tools and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

EdTech Consultant, EdTechTeam
Tim Lee is an IT and EdTech Consultant based in Virginia. After 8 years of years leading infrastructure re-design projects and laptop rollouts across public sector clients in the UK for BT, Microsoft and a number of other leading IT consultancies, Tim moved into the Education space. Tim has focused on Google Apps since 2009 when he lead the first adoption in Higher Ed (University of St Andrews) in Scotland. After moving to Virginia in 2010... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A - Auditorium

3:00pm

Read, Write, Doc! Enhancing the Reader's and Writer's Workshop with Google Docs, Presentations, Forms, and Spreadsheets
Are you using Reader's and Writer's Workshop in your classroom? If so, you know how powerful the workshop format can be to creating magical student writing. Join Wendy as she takes you through a typical Writer's Workshop lesson, Docs-style! She'll also go over the basics of Google Docs, including creating new Documents, adding Comments, and sharing with the world!

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
C - Middle School Library

3:00pm

Sexy Sheets & Dirty Data
Let’s get a little geeky with Google Sheets. This session will give you hands-on experience with some of the features built into Sheets that will save you time and solve problems of practice. Learn some of the powerful tricks that Sheets can do that are missing from other spreadsheet applications you might know. We’ll be sure to explore some advanced formulae as well as powerful graphs, maps and charts. Some spreadsheet knowledge will be helpful, but a spirit of exploration and a desire to make your life easier are required.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atwood

Jay Atwood

Regional Director, India, Middle East, Africa & Asia, EdTechTeam
Jay is learner and a problem solver and believes that teachers should be professional learners more so than professional teachers. His experience working in international schools for the past 20 years and leading IB Psychology teacher training workshops around the world for the past 15 years has helped prepare him to be the first Regional Director for India, Middle East, Africa & Asia (IMEAA) for EdTechTeam. He brings experience teaching... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D - Room M301

3:00pm

Get Going: Building an e-Portfolio with Google Sites

Description: What is an e-Porfolio? How can I use an e-Portfolio as an educator and in my classrooms? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn:

-          What is an e-Portfolio?

-          Why use Google Sites for e-Portfolio?

-          How to build an e-Portfolio? A conceptual workflow

-          Setting up a e-Portfolio using Google Sites

-          Adding and deleting content

-          Sharing and publishing an e-Portfolio



Speakers
avatar for Benji Chan

Benji Chan

Instructional Designer, Assistant Head (Research & Pedagogy), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
One of the greatest challenge to success is learning how to stay focused on your goals while remaining flexible enough to adapt to changes. Benji believes that play is important to learning and growing. She plays to find inspirations and ideas, swims to consolidate her thoughts, and rockclimb to learn to overcome life's challenges. From Lego to L4D, swimming to rock climbing, Benji is constantly finding new creative ideas and ways to grow both... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E - Room M223

3:00pm

Getting Going with Classroom Routines Using GoogleApps: Making Your Teaching Life Easier
If you are just getting started and want to use technology to 1.) streamline your instruction's delivery and 2.) simplify or clarify communication (with colleagues, students, and parents), join us to discuss how GoogleApps can make your life (and your students' lives) a lot easier. This will be a session responsive to your needs; part will be a presentation of our actual class systems so you can see a real-life class in action, then we can run Q&A and "play time" to get things started for your classroom, depending on the needs of participants. On the docket: Google Calendar, Presentation, Docs, Mail, Blogger, and Teacher Dashboard (not available everywhere but an amazing tool that works beautifully with Docs), plus recommended Chrome Extensions to help with literacy instruction. Bring your challenges, and we can brainstorm solutions to help you streamline your processes, allowing you to focus on your students.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca R. Clark

Rebecca R. Clark

Learning Support Teacher, MS, Singapore American School
I teach seventh grade Learning Support and co-teach RLA and Math with a fabulous team.


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
F - Room M333

3:00pm

GoogleApps, Youtube and Blog for Mathematics Learning in a Singapore Classroom
In SST, all students learn with a laptop computer. Learning activities are designed to leverage on the interactive and collaborative features of blogs, Youtube and GoogleApps to promote critical thinking, communication and collaborative skills. Participants will get to see examples and experience how students learn through these activities in a Mathematics classroom.

Speakers
avatar for LOH KWAI YIN

LOH KWAI YIN

Head, Special Projects, School of Science and Technology, Singapore
In her 22 years in the education service, Kwai Yin has taught Mathematics, Computer Applications and Elements of Office Administration. In 2009, Kwai Yin joined the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) as one of the pioneer staff, overseeing the ICT department and the FutureSchools@Singapore programme in SST. At present, research into ICT-enabled pedagogy and digital citizenship programmes are two core areas that she looks into... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
B - The Connections Room in Middle School Library

3:00pm

Utilizing handheld devices and youtube for formative and summative assessment
This session will cover:
-Using Youtube as a platform for assessment of all types
-Using handheld devices to allow students to take ownership of their learning
-Privacy and sharing through google accounts
-Practical techniques for applying these concepts in order to save time and maximize student learning

Speakers
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Lee Tisdall-McPhee

Head of Middle School Music, UWCSEA EAST
Lee Tisdall-McPhee and Eivind Lødemel work together in the Music Department at UWCSEA East. They have been developing a system for integrating youtube, google apps and handheld devices into their classroom teaching. They are both active musicians who are dedicated to developing programmes of teaching where practical and authentic music making are at the centre. They focus on using technology to maximize the time students spend... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G - Room M324

4:15pm

Launch, Reflect, Iterate: Authentic Learning Now
Two days of high intensity, high energy, deep, and authentic learning. Our toolbelts are on and they are full. We are excited to try & play (launch), plan & test (reflect) and repeat with modifications from our experiences (iterate) these ideas within our classrooms. Before we disperse; let's come together to wrap up this event with a conversation and sharing on how we can harness the power of each other, our ideas, and empower the children by putting all of this together and leveraging these tools. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
A - Auditorium