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What’s up for 2018?

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2017 brought a lot of big wins for AppsEvents. February last year, we successfully run our first NexTech Innovation Summit, a new kind of event designed for International School Educators. Aside from organizing new Google summits, we also did a couple of FREE seminars in sponsored by Google, RM Education, and Acer.

We welcomed more Google Certified Educators worldwide by offering more in-person Level 1 & Level 2 bootcamps as well as a new team member.

We also renewed our global partnership with Acer (more Chromebooks to give away!), launched a YouTube show, and finally found the perfect hashtag for our community!

So what’s next for AppsEvents this 2018? Here’s what our directors have to say...

Digital Portfolios with Google Sites

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Editor's Note: Planning to use Google Sites for your student's digital portfolio? TS Bray, Director of EdTech at Cheongna Dalton School, shares with us his process. 
During the AppsEvents Summit at Chadwick International School back in December, I delivered a session on using Google Sites for Student Portfolios. I gave a walk through of the process we used at Cheongna Dalton School to build portfolios with our students. The teachers were very thankful and interested in the step-by-step process of creating a portfolio.
The content of the presentation is something you can read from the Slides above, so I will get into the discussions from the session that was more interesting for the teachers. The most commonly asked question was how to get students to create a portfolio when templates don't really exist in Google Sites. At CDS we dealt with this by building a portfolio with the students. For example, I created my Google Site going step-by-step to show the G2-G5 students exa…

2018 : A Reflection by John Mikton of BeyondDigital.org

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As the first days of 2018 arrive, any reflections on last year seem to contain an uncomfortable rawness because of the events continuously populating our devices - the immediacy, brutality and complexity of a world fueled by- "FakeNews?", each one of us trying to construct a context in the "Filter Bubble" choreographed by algorithms from which we build a sense of the world we live in.

As International School educators, we straddle between the walled garden of "school" and the outside "world". The reality is that we are surrounded by constant change and ambiguity. But there is a gap between the accelerated rate of change and our capacity to adapt to it. For some, the gap is wide. For others, the gap stays the same, and for a few, the gap is narrowing. How we interpret and engage with the gap and our own capacity to keep up influences many of our feelings and emotions. These in turn fuel the perceptions, opinions and behaviors with which we expr…

December 2017 G Suite Updates

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Google released a couple of updates for G Suite last month. Here is our digest of some key updates and recommendations you might find helpful.

Embed HTML and JavaScript in the new Google Sites

Embedding of custom HTML and Javascript codes is now supported in the new Google Sites.

This means that aside from iframes, you can also add third-party widgets to your website, such as your Twitter profile or stream or an online quiz for your students!

To start adding custom codes, select Embed from the Insert menu and choose Embed Code.



New templates in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides perfect for Entrepreneurship Classroom Activities

For teachers planning to integrate creating of business documents as a learning activity (e.g. project management), Google added four new categories in the Templates Gallery developed together with experts.

1. Project Management in Sheets, in partnership with Smartsheet
2. Sales in Docs, in partnership with PandaDoc
3. Human Resources (HR) in Docs, in partnership w…

Host an AppsEvents Summit in 2018

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AppsEvents is a leading Google for Education Partner and organizer of Summits & PD Events worldwide.

Our 2018 calendar is filling up fast but we still have possibilities to add more events. If you have thought about holding an event at your school, then now is the perfect time to get in touch with us. Hosting events are an amazing way to get focused Google PD for your staff and also to build the profile of you and your school in Google EDU and EdTech circles. Check out #GooglePD on Twitter to see what attendees are saying.

In addition to our summits which are two day events, we also run 'Google Certification Bootcamps' which are smaller, one day / two day events... perfect as an introduction and your staff can leave the event fully Google Certified which they love.

We always bring together an amazing line up of speakers, all of whom are both Google gurus and practicing educators. In addition to our Europe based team, we often bring across amazing trainers from the US, Asia a…

How to Use the Google Science Journal Android App on a Chromebook

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In this episode, Dean runs through using the Google Science Journal Android app on an Acer Chromebook R11. It's a great app which uses the sensors in the device to help you run experiments in your classroom.

Writing Mathematical Expressions in Docs with EquatIO

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Did you know that Texthelp have made EquatIO free for teachers? This means you can now easily create and insert mathematical symbols and expressions, as well as scientific expressions in Google Docs for free!

To learn more about all the awesome features of EquatIO, check out the video below by our very own UK Director, Ben Rouse.


To get access to premium EquatIO for free, please fill out this form: https://www.texthelp.com/freeforteachers.
There is a free version that students can use, but the premium version is only available at no cost if you are a teacher.

Free Equatio for Chrome supports Equation Editor, LaTeX Editor, Handwriting Recognition, and Speech Input. 
To learn more about the free and premium versions for students, check out this link.