Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Maine Summit)

Pre-Summit Workshops (Google in Education Maine Summit)
Event on 2013-08-06 08:30:00
ONE-DAY WORKSHOPSAugust 7th, 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 6 & 7, 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 Hampden Academy High School
89 Western Ave
Hampden, United States

FSX Shares their Exclusive Reg-A Education Panel, Announces the Dates & Opens Registration for their Next Investment Conference

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

The premier investment conference organization in the United States, Financial Services Exchange (FSX) has an Exclusive Reg A plus Education Course Video available on During the 117th quarterly FSX event in Phoenix Joseph Cerbone of Freedom Investors Corp. moderated a panel consisting of Rob Kaplan, Managing Partner of Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham & Frank, PLC, considered the “Guru” of Reg A. along with Paul Getty, Co-Founder of First Guardian Group and Jon Merriman, Co-Founder and CEO of Merriman Holdings Inc. The SEC Website lists and encourages viewers to leave comments relative to Reg A.

FSX has also officially announced the dates for their next investment conference. The conference will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Ritz Carlton, from February 7-9th, 2013. Due to strong demand they have decided to open early registration for its members. Based on current demand we are expecting to have another sold out event. We have made some very significant announcements this year and the public is clearly paying attention stated FSX Executive Director, Judy Ensweiler.

Ive never seen so much excitement around an investment conference; something has really changed since the launch of InterlinkedTV. FSX is the only conference I know of that can give its companies global exposure for months after a conference. Dont take my word for it; go to Google/news then search FSX and see for yourself. I have no doubt once FSX opens registration for companies the conference in Dallas will sell out just like the last one. stated CEO of Interlinked Delray Wannemacher.

The conference will be attended by Private and Public Companies, FINRA licensed broker dealers, Investment Bankers, fund managers, RIA’s, CFA’s, Private Equity, Venture Capital firms and Companies that have a product or service that is used by independent broker dealer firms and or emerging growth companies.

Visit FSX Interlinkeds Web Channel to watch the exclusive interviews of the companies that presented at the FSX October 2012 Investment Conference such as:

Murphy Mining Asks Consumers for Suggestions on How to Perfect an Online Life Insurance Rate Service

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 26, 2012, an online life insurance rate provider, is seeking constructive criticism on how their service can be improved. These improvements can be in regard to the layout, functionality, or the overall service itself. I’ve consistently improved the website over time and I always feel there are ways the site or service could be improved. The best way to find these improvements will be to get as many eyes on as possible. I’d like to crowd source some solutions, and anyone with a valuable suggestion is encouraged to contact me via the contact form on my website, said Eric Smith, the founder of vows to provide the individual who provides the most valued suggestion on improving the online life insurance rate service with free publicity in one of their press releases. Whomever gives me the best suggestion will be rewarded with a press release that will explain and promote their product, service, or charity of choice. One of these press releases can easily be syndicated in hundreds of sites including Google News, Yahoo News and other respected publications such as the Houston Chronicle, said Eric Smith.

The online life insurance rate service intends to make this a recurring and perpetual practice in an effort to continue improving’s user experience. There will never be a perfect system, service or website. Although, I aim to get closer every month and never stop reaching for perfection, said Eric Smith.

Consumers seeking online life insurance rates, or those who would just like to view and submit suggestions for improvement are encouraged to visit

How $49.99 a Month Could Create a Booming Internet Business in a Matter of Days Thanks to a New Web Design firm called Bloom Design & CO.

Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Web Firm Bloom Design & CO. is paving a new way in web design and Internet marketing. The start up, which is located in Detroit, MI, has just released a new web plan in which they will build your site and market it to thousands for only $ 49.99 a month. Business owner of Cakes by Claudette The Cake Lady located in Detroit, MI signed up for the web plan and had thousands of calls coming in, only after just 3 days. The business owner said the calls were coming in so fast that she had to take down her site because she could not keep up with production. This new firm is really changing the web design business by including internet marketing as well as a great website under one plan.

With many web firms charging thousands of dollars to build your site and promising traffic to your site for a few more thousand Bloom Design & CO. is taking a different approach. The company believes that building a website is only one part of the process. So for only $ 49.99 you can get a 10 page website, unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, all the features needed, and a press release on Yahoo News, Google News, and sent to over 30,000 journalists. They call the plan Bloom 180, which will help launch or grow any Internet business.

Bloom Design & CO. was started a few months ago by college students and has already created many booming Internet start ups. Their main focus is to help start Internet businesses and grow the ones that are already on the Internet. The future is very bright for this design firm with more and more small businesses and individuals signing up for their new service.

Bloom Design & CO. has also just partnered with Shopify to help power their Ecommerce platform, which has also been very successful. The two companies have partnered together to offer customers an Ecommerce platform that has been designed to help sell more products. I strongly believe that the future of web development is in the hands of Bloom Design & CO.

The new start up is even hiring hundreds of new designer and developers so they can expand their service. Even if you dont know web design they offer classes to all workers that will give you the skills you need. Visit