What to Expect at the 2019 New Hampshire Google EDU Summit

We hope you can join us this July 23, 24 and 25, 2019 in a series of Google for Education training events in Exeter, New Hampshire. You can opt to attend the Tuesday event only (certification bootcamps), summit only, or all 3 days!


We have some truly world-class keynote speakers and presenters flying in from across the US just for the summit!

Check out these video messages by some of our awesome speakers to get an idea of what’s ahead or check the entire session line up on the summit website.



Catherine Breese: Creating with Chromebooks

Catherine’s session will attempt to answer the question How can I use the Chromebooks as a creative tool?  Learn a number of ideas for how students can use Chromebooks to invent, experiment, express, collaborate, and think critically and analytically.


Deb Boisvert: Visual Literacy with Data & Infographic Essays and Where are You Going? My Maps and More Google Goodness.

Incorporating relevant location into a variety of areas of study strengthens students understanding of content and their place in the world. Learn how to use My Maps and a variety of Google tools to enhance learning with Deb.


Chris Johnstone: App smash Google Drawings and Tinkercad! Beginner and intermediate Drawings users welcome!

Google Drawings is a user-friendly canvas for brainstorming, designing and customizing visual ideas. Turn your two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional designs with Chris.



All AppsEvents summits have some specific learning pathways that go beyond G Suite for attendees who want to take deeper dives into specific subjects or job roles.

Remember though that all sessions are ‘open access’ so attendees can choose individual sessions depending on their areas of interest and many choose last minute depending on the conversations they have on the day.

See you there!
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The evolution of ‘ICT Teacher’ and ‘Tech Coach’ roles // Living in Hong Kong // Featuring Tim Evans




Listen on: iTunes / Podbean / Stitcher / Spotify / YouTube

I have known Tim for a few years as an engaging presenter at AppsEvents Summits in Asia. Tim started out as an ICT Teacher in Wales and Spain before taking a role as an edTech coordinator at Stamford American School in Hong Kong.

We talk about what it’s like to live and work in Hong Kong (one of my favorite cities in the world) and then get into the evolution of the ICT teacher role and how it has overlapped and evolved into the Tech Coach role. We also get into teaching coding and robotics in younger grades.

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This podcast is sponsored by ‘AppsEvents’. We’re a Google Education Partner and active since the launch of ‘Google Apps for Education’ in 2006. We’re a team of former educators, and experts in helping schools integrate Google into their schools and classrooms. We customise all our training for each school to make sure we have a lasting impact.

Thousands of educators worldwide have earned their Google Educator Certification with our Certification Boot Camps, which take place worldwide and get you and your staff certified quickly.

We also host ‘Google Summits’ which are fun 2-day conference-style events with concurrent sessions & keynotes delivered by experienced Google Trainers, delivering training on a broad range of topics using G Suite in the classroom and school setting.

Check it out over at appsevents.com and we can also host one at your school which is a great way to build a Google community amongst your staff to support each other, plus increase the profile of your school. It doesn’t need to be a big commitment from the school and we can start with a small ‘bootcamp’.

This podcast is also brought to you by Acer for Education. People ask us what Chromebooks we recommend for schools and after trying them all we always recommend Acer.

We’ve been to Acer HQ in Taiwan to be part of product discussions and they are genuinely the best thought out, and most importantly durable devices out there.

They are always innovating, including the first tablet running Chrome and the first convertible touch screen Chromebook. The latest version is the Spin 11 with Stylus and 2 cameras and we highly recommend it!

They also, of course, have a full range of windows laptops and for eSports fans, their Predator range is second to none.

If you are interested to learn more please just fill in this form and we’ll get right back to you http://gg.gg/acereducation

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and if you did please leave us an iTunes review it really means a lot to us! Get in touch with me via dantaylor.me

Get in touch with Tim on Twitter at https://twitter.com/edTechEvans
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How to map a Custom Domain to Google Sites (G Suite)

If you use Google Site with a G Suite account, then this video will show you how to Map a custom domain to your sites. Not only does it make finding your website a lot easier. It add a level of professionalism to it that just can't be found using the Long generic URL given by Google Sites when publishing the website.

Do Note: This is the process when publishing a website within your G Suite Domain. If there is interest we will produce a follow up video on how to do this in a personal Account (Let us know in the comments!) 

Don't forget to share this video with your PLN's and friends: https://youtu.be/uPHYsB4xSuQ 

This video was sponsored by AppsEvents and Acer for Education.


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‘Chromebook Success for International Schools’. A round table discussion with James Sayer, Ben Rouse and Dan Taylor





Listen on: iTunes / Podbean / Stitcher / Spotify / YouTube

In this introductory discussion about Chromebooks, we talk about everything to do with implementing Chromebooks in International Schools. Between the three of us, we have been lucky enough to have been involved in multiple Chromebook projects and had a lot of opportunities to see what best practices have worked time after time.

Basics
  • Where do you need to be before looking at Chromebooks:
  • Already using G Suite?
  • Using Google Classroom?
  • Using Nothing? - use Chromebooks as a start/cheap web-ready devices?
  • Getting leadership buy-in
  • Getting tech team on board
Types of implementation
  • Pilot projects
  • 1 to 1
  • BYOD
  • Chromebook carts
Key factors for success
  • Combining with Chrome use on existing PC’s (e.g. computer labs, support staff, SLT)
  • Types of devices
Training
  • We have a thing or two to say about this ;)
  • Initial training: Admins and key users
  • Coordinating the training of new staff each academic year
  • Cyber Cafe model (h/t to John Mikton)
  • Encouraging staff to become Certified. Build a Google community
  • Building a multi-year training plan
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This podcast is sponsored by ‘AppsEvents’. We’re a Google Education Partner and active since the launch of ‘Google Apps for Education’ in 2006. We’re a team of former educators, and experts in helping schools integrate Google into their schools and classrooms. We customize all our training for each school to make sure we have a lasting impact.

Thousands of educators worldwide have earned their Google Educator Certification with our Certification Boot Camps, which take place worldwide and get you and your staff certified quickly.

We also host ‘Google Summits’ which are fun 2-day conference-style events with concurrent sessions & keynotes delivered by experienced Google Trainers, delivering training on a broad range of topics using G Suite in the classroom and school setting.

Check it out over at appsevents.com and we can also host one at your school which is a great way to build a Google community amongst your staff to support each other, plus increase the profile of your school. It doesn’t need to be a big commitment from the school and we can start with a small ‘bootcamp’.

This podcast is also brought to you by Acer for Education. People ask us what Chromebooks we recommend for schools and after trying them all we always recommend Acer.

We’ve been to Acer HQ in Taiwan to be part of product discussions and they are genuinely the best thought out, and most importantly durable devices out there.

They are always innovating, including the first tablet running Chrome and the first convertible touch screen Chromebook. The latest version is the Spin 11 with Stylus and 2 cameras and we highly recommend it!

They also, of course, have a full range of windows laptops and for eSports fans, their Predator range is second to none.

If you are interested to learn more please just fill in this form and we’ll get right back to you http://gg.gg/acereducation

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and if you did please leave us an iTunes review it really means a lot to us! Get in touch with me via dantaylor.me
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How to use Macros in Google Sheets | Tips and Tricks Episode 23



Be more productive when working in Google Sheets and use macros to save time! You can record a number of repetitive steps into a macro and simply call the macro to execute these steps.

They can include formatting, cleaning up the data and functions, or anything you can think of!

If you found this video helpful make sure to share it out with a colleague or friend: https://youtu.be/qBdrLhqXM1U
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Valdosta Google Summit 2019 | Chris Shearer



Looking forward to Chris Shearer's sessions for the upcoming Valdosta Summit.

Want to be part of a #GooglePD? Visit www.appsevents.com to see a complete list of all upcoming Google for Education training events!
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