Toronto Google Summit

Session Title: Augment the Learning with Google Apps for Education

Session Description: Explore how Google Apps for Education can support a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom. Examples will include Inquiry Based Learning, Assessment for/as/of Learning, plus a few “did you know?” tools and tricks. This will not be a “how to” session, but rather a session to inspire attendees to consider the use of GAFE in their classrooms.

Session Title: Building a Professional Learning Network Using Twitter & Google+

Session Description: In this session you will learn how Twitter and Google+ can be used to build your Professional Learning Network by connecting educators using GAFE and other educational technologies across Canada and around the world. We will discuss the benefits and cautions of using Twitter and Google+ as a professional learning tool, who to follow, and potential ways of using social media in the classroom.

Session Title: More than a Presentation Tool: Learning with Google Slides

Session Description: Did you know that you can do so much more than just create a presentation with Google Slides? In this session, we will explore basic features (commenting, images, themes), as well as some of the advanced tools of Google Slides (interactivity, embedding). We’ll discuss how to use Google Slides for both student and teacher creation. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, let’s take some time to learn, tinker and get started creating your own Google Slides.

Keynote: Moving Beyond the Toolbox

As we become more familiar with the tools of Google Apps for Education, it is time to consider how this suite of tools can be used to engage students and impact learning in your schools and classrooms. Let’s take a few minutes to consider how the time you spent here this weekend will directly impact your learning and teaching. What will you specifically do and try when your recover from your “Summit Hangover?”