Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit)

Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit)
Event on 2013-08-11 08:30:00
 
ONE-DAY WORKSHOPSAugust 11th, 2013 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

Google in Education Workshop
This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users… and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit. 
 Geo Educators Workshop
This intensive one day event is designed to help educators get the most from Google's Geo products and technologies like Google Maps and Earth including Mars, Moon, and Ocean. It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, The Geo Teacher’s Workshop will explore many ways to incorporate visual learning and visual thinking using these tools.

With hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to create, collaborate, and publish using Google Maps. Navigate through the robust layers of Google Earth and create dynamic content that can be used in the classroom immediately. The Google Geo Education team of experts will also explore innovative cross-curricular instructional strategies and provide resources to share with colleagues. They will introduce the many ways that educators can bring the world's geographic information to students in a compelling, fresh, and fun way.  
YouTube for Educators Workshop
In the past, educators have often ignored or banned YouTube due to the site's reputation for unsuitable content. In 2011, YouTube made a commitment to education with YouTube for Teachers and YouTube for Schools. Former television producer and YouTube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, takes you beyond the honey badger and walks you through the many ways you can use the site safely and effectively in your classroom.  

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

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


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

 
Google Apps Scripting in Education (for Power Users) Robotizing for Better School Bureaucracy: Using Apps Scripts to automate workflows, data feeds, communications, and document management for schools and classrooms that work better.  This workshop is aimed at the Google Apps power user who wants to be able to leverage the GAFE platform beyond the basics for organizational workflows, automated communications, data-driven decision-making, and document management. The session will focus on learning to solve everyday organizational challenges using a suite of Google Apps Scripts authored by the presenter to allow Google Spreadsheets to perform templated document merges, relational data lookups, form-triggered, conditionalized, and bulk merged emails, form-triggered calendar events, and automated text messages.   Though participants will get a basic introduction to the Apps Script code editor, the intention of this clinic is not to teach coding skills.  Participants will gain the most if they already have intermediate Spreadsheet skills, and can expect to walk away with a set of practical, menu-driven power tools for the GAFE platform that they can immediately put to use in their schools. 
TWO DAY WORKSHOPSAugust 11 & 12, 2013 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Google Apps for Education Certification Bootcamp (for Trainers)
The Google Apps for Education Certified Training serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google Apps can be used in education (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Apps for Education Qualification Tests. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app – and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun." There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps – or for passing the Google Apps EDU tests. During the second day of this two-day bootcamp, participants prepare their applications to become Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers. Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing six tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp. 
Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat (for CTOs, SysAdmins, and Tech Support)
The two-day Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat is intended for an audience of technology directors, systems administrators, and others who support technology needs in schools. The content is focused on the process and challenges of migrating educational institutions from legacy systems (or current systems) to Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn best practices and current issues from experienced peers and experts. Prepared presentations and activities are supplemented by structured time for discussion and networking.
Sessions will include topics such as:

Overview of Google Apps Dashboard SettingsMigrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google AppsUsing Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.Migrating Large OrganizationsUsing the Google Apps Manager Command-line ToolUsing the Google Apps Migration ToolManaging Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual AppsCreating an Implementation Plan for Current StaffCreating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and MigrationStrategies for Roll-Out Beyond a PilotRetention Strategies for Legacy SystemsBONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management

Productivity tips for Google Apps (particularly Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs) will also be included in this two-day retreat. Participants will leave better prepared to use and support these tools in an educational context.   
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.
Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.

at Monarch High School
329 CAMPUS DRIVE
Louisville, United States

Historic Overlay Maps of North Carolina

Historic Overlay Maps of North Carolina
Image overlays have consistently been one of the neatest features in Google Earth. The most common use of overlays is to show imagery that is more fresh than what can be found in Google Earth (such as this one from President Obama's Inauguration or …
Read more on Google Earth Blog (blog)

Galapagos Islands Street View On Google Earth
This week, Google was interviewed about a project in a far away land, the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago located on the equator around 600 miles off the coast of South America. The wild islands are teeming with life, some of which is pretty bizarre.
Read more on GPB (blog)

Moore, Oklahoma in Google Earth
As Google often does after horrible events like the tornadoes in Oklahoma this week, Google has created a Crisis Response Page to assist with the relief effort. The map includes a wealth of information including shelter locations, church and school …
Read more on Google Earth Blog (blog)

Nikon Announces New COOLPIX Digital CamerasNow Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo


NYC, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

B&H Photo Video is pleased to share with photo enthusiasts the release of Nikon’s new COOLPIX camera lineup.

Nikon COOLPIX S9500 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot with an 18.1MP CMOS image sensor that enables one to capture low-light shots without a flash. When the light is just too low, the built-in pop-up flash is there to provide extra illumination.

A member of Nikon’s Ultra-Slim Zoom collection, the camera is equipped with a 22x NIKKOR ED VR zoom lens that has an effective focal length range of 4.5-99mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto shots, and an aperture range of f/3.4-6.3. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep the images free of blur, even with unsteady hands.

The built-in GPS, mapping, Electronic Compass and Points of Interest (POI) features lets one create photo journals, recording the exact location of each shot one takes–they can follow the path of the adventure. Share photo journeys on Google Earth, Google+ and other social media sites, or with the included Nikon View NX2 software.

The mapping and Electronic Compass functions also helps navigate unfamiliar destinations, and Points of Interest (POI) show the nearby photo-ops, e.g., scenic lookouts and historic landmarks.

Nikon COOLPIX L28 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera that features a 20.1 megapixel image sensor for producing high quality, well-detailed imagery.

Aiding the impressive image sensor is a NIKKOR 5x optical zoom lens that spans from wide-angle to telephoto lengths to suit almost any situation. Electronic Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to maintain image sharpness when working in low-light conditions or at the longer end of the zoom range. In addition to high resolution still images, one can also record HD 720p video, which can be easily accessed via the dedicated movie button. Image review, composition, and menu navigation are done via the large built-in LCD monitor.

Read and learn all about the new Nikon COOLPIX Cameras at BH InDepth

About B&H Photo Video

As the world’s largest source of photography, video and audio equipment, B&H Photo-Video is known worldwide for their attentive, knowledgeable sales force, and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. Visitors to the website can access a variety of enlightening articles and educational videos. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for close to 40 years.







How the new Google Maps redesign came together

How the new Google Maps redesign came together
Last week Google unveiled a new version of Google Maps, which includes native Google Earth support without the need for a plugin. One of the other big pieces Google is working to include is a map that is customized specifically for each person.
Read more on Google Earth Blog (blog)

When will my area get new imagery in Google Earth?
Here at Google Earth Blog we get a few questions almost every day through our contact form. We encourage you to use if it you ever have a question about any aspect of Google Earth. With the fresh imagery released yesterday, a lot of you are wondering …
Read more on Google Earth Blog (blog)

Tracking down Star Wars in Google Earth
A few years ago, when Di Martino was working on a project on the Chott El Jerid, a salt lake in Tunisia, she was scanning the site on Google Earth. “I saw a tourist photo on Google Earth of a ruin used for the Star Wars films that was attached to the …
Read more on Google Earth Blog (blog)

Battleship: Google Earth

Battleship: Google Earth

Image by JulianBleecker
ubicam.techkwondo.com/google_earth/BattleshipTest/battles…

Load this URL into your Google Earth client (Add->Network Link).

(Warning: The Battleship Sketchup Model takes several moments to load, but only loads once. The Google Earth view updates every so often to refresh the game board in case new pegs have been dropped.)

The old Milton Bradley Battleship game. Hunt for the Battleship by walking in the normal human world, using a GPS connected to a cell phone and calling into the game engine to "drop" pegs or "ping."

More notes are on the laboratory blog.

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Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Brazil Summit)

Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Brazil Summit)
Event on 2013-11-07 08:30:00
 
ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS(8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

Google in Education Workshop
This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users… and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit. 
 Geo Educators Workshop
This intensive one day event is designed to help educators get the most from Google's Geo products and technologies like Google Maps and Earth including Mars, Moon, and Ocean. It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, The Geo Teacher’s Workshop will explore many ways to incorporate visual learning and visual thinking using these tools.

With hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to create, collaborate, and publish using Google Maps. Navigate through the robust layers of Google Earth and create dynamic content that can be used in the classroom immediately. The Google Geo Education team of experts will also explore innovative cross-curricular instructional strategies and provide resources to share with colleagues. They will introduce the many ways that educators can bring the world's geographic information to students in a compelling, fresh, and fun way.  
YouTube for Educators Workshop
In the past, educators have often ignored or banned YouTube due to the site's reputation for unsuitable content. In 2011, YouTube made a commitment to education with YouTube for Teachers and YouTube for Schools. Former television producer and YouTube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, takes you beyond the honey badger and walks you through the many ways you can use the site safely and effectively in your classroom.  

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

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


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

 
Google Apps Scripting in Education (for Power Users) Robotizing for Better School Bureaucracy: Using Apps Scripts to automate workflows, data feeds, communications, and document management for schools and classrooms that work better.  This workshop is aimed at the Google Apps power user who wants to be able to leverage the GAFE platform beyond the basics for organizational workflows, automated communications, data-driven decision-making, and document management. The session will focus on learning to solve everyday organizational challenges using a suite of Google Apps Scripts authored by the presenter to allow Google Spreadsheets to perform templated document merges, relational data lookups, form-triggered, conditionalized, and bulk merged emails, form-triggered calendar events, and automated text messages.   Though participants will get a basic introduction to the Apps Script code editor, the intention of this clinic is not to teach coding skills.  Participants will gain the most if they already have intermediate Spreadsheet skills, and can expect to walk away with a set of practical, menu-driven power tools for the GAFE platform that they can immediately put to use in their schools. 
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS(8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Google Apps for Education Certification Bootcamp (for Trainers)
The Google Apps for Education Certified Training serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google Apps can be used in education (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Apps for Education Qualification Tests. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app – and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun." There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps – or for passing the Google Apps EDU tests. During the second day of this two-day bootcamp, participants prepare their applications to become Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers. Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing six tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp. 
Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat (for CTOs, SysAdmins, and Tech Support)
The two-day Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat is intended for an audience of technology directors, systems administrators, and others who support technology needs in schools. The content is focused on the process and challenges of migrating educational institutions from legacy systems (or current systems) to Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn best practices and current issues from experienced peers and experts. Prepared presentations and activities are supplemented by structured time for discussion and networking.
Sessions will include topics such as:

Overview of Google Apps Dashboard SettingsMigrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google AppsUsing Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.Migrating Large OrganizationsUsing the Google Apps Manager Command-line ToolUsing the Google Apps Migration ToolManaging Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual AppsCreating an Implementation Plan for Current StaffCreating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and MigrationStrategies for Roll-Out Beyond a PilotRetention Strategies for Legacy SystemsBONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management

Productivity tips for Google Apps (particularly Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs) will also be included in this two-day retreat. Participants will leave better prepared to use and support these tools in an educational context.   
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.
Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.

at Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro
Estr. da Gávea, 132 – Gáve
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil