Yarn the hours away with Google Sites Blogging

In cowboy terms, a yarn is a story and boy do our students love to tell yarns! Let students tell their own stories on Google Sites blogs. In this session, we will create a Google Site blog, post it in a Google Classroom Question, reply to our classmates' writing, and then learn how students can self-assess their work using a rubric.

Introduction to #SlidesYearbook

Create a Yearbook in Google Slides

Yearbook prices are ridiculous! Why make students pay high prices for their memory books when a 100-page yearbook can be created Google Slides and printed for just $10 cost? In this hands-on workshop, we will create a basic yearbook before moving on to designing a professional quality yearbook using Google Apps. The skills learned in this workshop apply to multiple graphic design student creations that support academic content - comic books, e-books, magazines, and more!

Empower Student Writers with Google Classroom

Take Google Classroom to the next level! Learn about student writer collaboration lessons and activities, quality feedback tools, student revision apps and extensions from an experienced English teacher. Make sure to bring your computer for this hands-on workshop with tools your students can use on Monday.


Google Certifications

Google offers four certification opportunities. As educators study and successfully complete Levels 1 and 2 exams, they become more comfortable with how educational technology can be used with students. Educators interested in joining a worldwide community of trainers complete an assessment, trainer video, and an application. The last level in Google Innovator, which is a competitive application. Roughly 4 academies with 35 educators are held throughout the world each year.

Graphic Design in Google Slides

Leverage Google Slides as a graphic design platform. Inserting a few photos and text boxes on a Slides doesn’t make a quality student presentation, infographic, comic book or yearbook. By learning a few not-so-hidden tools, your students can amplify their ideas with graphic design principles.

Graphic Design Principles, Tools & Practice

Graphic design communicates and supports ideas. Learn and practice graphic design principles in this hands-on Google Slides workshop. Use design tools in the app, learn from the experts, and practice shortcuts that will make your presentations, infographics, e-books, and yes, even printed yearbooks, look more professional. Do you feel overwhelmed just reading this summary? No worries, we will not rush through this workshop. You will leave this class as a confident graphic designer.

Paper Blogs

Our students use social media, but do they really know what should be kept private and could be made public? This lesson combines hyperdocs research, handwritten journals, construction paper blogs, online blogs, and Flipgrid reflections to guide participants through critical decisions that will affect their futures. Experience a  lesson that you can give your students.