AppsEvents Announces Second Annual Event in the Philippines


We are delighted to announce our second annual event in the Philippines in cooperation with the Noblesse International School in Angeles, Pampanga. Mark your calendars for the Philippines ‘Google Cloud Camp’ happening this November 22, 2014


The Philippines Google Cloud Camp is a curriculum focused on authentic and valuable ways to use Google Education Tools in the classroom. It is a selection of workshops with the beginners in mind while providing those ready to ‘level’ up with unique uses and tips for using Google apps in the classroom, organization, for productivity or collaboration.

If you are looking for basic training for apps or are unsure of ‘what else’ you can get out of it, this program is for you. It is not a ‘beginner’ course but rather a way to ‘level’ up.

It's going to be a really great event with Google Certified Teachers and edTech consultants Lee Webster and James Sayer flying in from Bangkok to Pampanga just for the event. For those planning to get Google certified, the event is also a fantastic opportunity to prepare for the Google Certified Educator qualifications.

CLICK HERE to register for the Philippines Cloud Camp.

Along with the one-day cloud camp, the school is also organizing a pre-conference on Friday, November 21st, on Memorology and Reading Horizons. These seminars are based on the curriculum and instructional strategies that the school have implemented.

Let’s get to know more about these two techniques and how it can revolutionize the way your students learn:

Einstein’s Memory

Mr. A Soliman, the founder and owner of Henyo Factory is the innovator of the memory-enhancing system called Memorology. He is the head coach who focuses on training students, teachers, and people of all ages on how to unleash the power of their minds and memory. In this session, participants will learn how to enhance their memory and ability to retain and keep a hold of important details. These skills are essential to success in the classroom and the boardroom.

Reading Horizons (The English Acquisition Program that WORKS)

Reading Horizons is dedicated specifically to helping people of all ages to learn to read. Since 1984, Reading Horizons has dedicated its time and efforts to developing and perfecting a reading system based on a methodology that provides explicit, systematic, sequential instruction in decoding, spelling, and pronunciation strategies. This reading system has helped English Language Learners find reading success for the first time. Using the program, the average student gains two-to-three grade levels in reading with just 50 hours of instruction and is empowered with all of the skills needed to continue to improve their reading ability.

Teachers at Noblesse International School will be teaching participants about the program and its’ success at Noblesse.

Both of these three hour sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon sessions of the preconference (see event website for the complete schedule) and there would be no cost for the pre-conference for anyone who registers for the Google Cloud Camp so register now!
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AppsEvents Google in Education Summit is Coming to Portugal!

AppsEvents in cooperation with St. Julian's School brings you the first annual Portugal Google in Education Summit happening this November 29 to 30, 2014 at St. Julian's School in Carcavelos, Portugal.

It’s going to be a fun filled two days of learning with sessions led by some of the world’s top Google Certified Teachers, Trainers, and Admins. The summit is focused on helping school managers, teachers, IT admins and staff get the most out of Google Apps for Education suite.

Summit attendees will come from across Portugal and nearby states to learn about best practices for using Google tools in the classroom, and how to deploy and manage them. Some topics and tools which will be covered include getting started in Google Apps administration for first time admins, time-saving tips on organizing your classroom with Google Apps, scripting, Google Earth and Google Maps, using YouTube in the classroom and many more.

Participants will also have the opportunity to play with gadgets like Google Glass and enjoy great networking opportunities including an evening party to catch up with colleagues from other Google schools as well as the speakers. (See 12 reasons you should attend a Google in Education Summit this 2014.)


The Portugal Summit will feature two of Europe’s leading Google Apps for Education experts --- Dan Leighton and Sarah Woods.

Dan Leighton is the Director of Technology at The Grammar School at Leeds in the UK, a Google Certified Teacher and a Computing at Schools UK Master Teacher. He is passionately committed to the cause of education and the promotion of effective teaching and learning in schools. A regular speaker at conferences around the UK, Europe and Africa, he is known for his determined focus on evidence-based practice in educational technology.

Sarah Woods is a core member of the Google in Education Community leading Google sessions across Europe and Asia. She is an MYP Digital Design Teacher at the International School of Amsterdam and holds an MS Ed in K-12 Technology Integration.She is also a Google Qualified Trainer and has worked extensively with Google Apps for Education in her schools where they use Google for resource management, calendaring, collaboration, curation and much more! Sarah has a unique presentation style as her sessions reflect her passion for student-directed learning. Expect to get your laptop out and try new things when you join one of her sessions.

If you don’t want to miss the Must Go Google event this year, click HERE to register for the Portugal Summit.

For general questions, please contact Guen through guen@appsevents.com. You may also check the official summit website at http://portugal.appsevents.com/ for more information.
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Early Bird Pricing for Italy Summit Ending Soon and Other Updates

Just a quick reminder that our early bird promo for the upcoming AppsEvents Italy Summit featuring Google Apps for Education will be ending soon.


The Summit will be an exciting two day event taking place at the Instituto Massimo on Friday, November 7 until Saturday, November 8, 2014. We have some truly world-class speakers to join us this year and have prepared fantastic sessions focused on helping teachers and educators like you to get the most out of the Google Apps for Education suite.

Here are some of the sessions you might be interested in and to give you ideas on what you can expect in the Italy summit:

Intro to Google Apps for Educators with Rowland Baker (Basic)

This hands-on session will cover the power of Google Apps in schools, focusing on Docs (documents) and Slides (presentations), highlighting the tools of collaboration, research and sharing in a fun and creative way.

Google Classroom with Ben Rouse (Basic to Intermediate)

Interactive session with Google Classroom where delegates get the chance to use Google Classroom as a student and then begin planning for how they want to use it as a teacher with their own classes. Ideal for Google Apps teachers who have not yet started using Google Classroom.

Google Apps in the Elementary with Carrie Zimmer (Basic to Intermediate)

Searching for sessions with an elementary focus? Then this one's for you! In this session, hear how the elementary students and teachers of the American School of Milan are using Google Apps in their classrooms, including ePortfolios, collaboration, connecting with others around the world and much more. It's going to be a collaborative session with you sharing your ideas and experiences as well.

Pimp Your Pedagogy with Super Quiz Add On with Ben Rouse (Intermediate to Advance)

Create a quiz and get detailed analysis with which to plan and differentiate for your class. This new add on is best for a whole faculty teaching a topic to a number of classes. The add on allows you to automate personalised feedback to every student in addition to being able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each class.

Google Apps Admins ~ Getting Started Behind the Scenes with Sarah Woods (Intermediate)

This session will get first time administrators started on exploring the "behind the scenes" of Google Apps. Topics covered include:
  • How to access the Administration control panel
  • How to add, remove and administer users
  • Adding and removing Google Apps
  • Adding and removing third party Apps from the 'Google Apps Marketplace'
  • Important settings to consider
See complete session line-up here. Italian sessions are also available!

If you don’t want to miss the must attend Google event this year, click HERE to take advantage of the early bird tickets before they ran out.
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Gmail announces Inbox, g(Math) for Forms and more


This covers the contents/resources/articles/news shared by our Google+ community members from October 20 until 26, 2014.

An inbox that works for you - gmailblog.blogspot.com

The team that made Gmail is bringing something new. It’s called Inbox. Though developed by the same people,it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.

Request your invitation to inbox http://www.google.com/inbox/ h/t +Dan Taylor

Google for Education Devices Pilot Guide [PUBLIC] - docs.google.com

From A to Z: Everything you need to know to successfully deploy Google devices in your school. Learn from schools who are currently using #GAFE, Chromebooks, and tablets and get started on the right foot with this updated guide.

g(Math) for Forms - chrome.google.com

Did you ever wish that your Google Forms had an equation editor? Now it does!! g(Math) for Forms is part of the Google Forms Add-on official launch today. g(Math) for Forms can create math expressions, graphs, and statistical displays and insert them directly into your Form! Check it out at: http://goo.gl/6AWTX8

You can also find the help page at: http://www.gmath.guru/gmath-for-forms
and the Video tutorial at: http://www.gmath.guru/gmath-for-forms/#/gmath-for-forms-tutorial-video/

Posted by +John McGowan 


Are you using Doctupos? Here are some updates.
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December 2015 South Korea Google for Education Summit at Chadwick International


Chadwick International in cooperation with AppsEvents is proud to be hosting another Google for Education Summit on December 5 - 6, 2015. The South Korea Summit featuring Google for Education is a fantastic learning event to support classroom teachers, school leaders and school IT staff on leveraging Google Apps for Education’s suite of tools to enhance and support 21st century learning.

We hope to make this second summit better so we added specific learning pathways that goes beyond Google Apps. Check out some of the exciting things you can look forward to during the 2-day summit.

If you have not registered yet for the December summit, please secure your seat at http://southkorea.appsevents.com/. Early bird promo pricing available until November 5, 2015.



Future Ready Schools and AppsEvents Google for School Leaders



At this summit we are delighted to be offering AppsEvents Google for School Leaders strand feat. 'Future Ready Schools' strand which is held over three regular summit sessions and will be spearheaded by Rowland Baker.

Future Ready Schools now includes over 2,000 districts and 16 million students. It is designed to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Learn more.


Customize your summit experience
according to your experience or job role!

Do you feel that you need more time to explore specific tools? Start your day on the right foot with our focused beginner/intermediate sessions. We have sessions on Chrome Apps and Extensions to improve your productivity, YouTube, Gmail, Google Classroom, Sites, and Drawing.

Ready to level up? Experience how assessments using Google Tools can enhance workflow and increase student participation in assessments with Wesley Przybylski’s “Surf Through your Assessments with GAFE”. Make sure also to check out Lee Webster’s “Google Apps and the Flipped Classroom Model” session and learn how to integrated GAFE in a flipped classroom setup.

We are also bringing also bringing AppsEvents Certified Admin Level 1 and 2 as regular summit sessions.

For a more comprehensive list of the various sessions, please visit https://southkorea2015.sched.org/.


Win a brand new Android tablet from Samsung
and other cool prizes!

We will have mobile focused sessions spearheaded by James Sayer held in our Samsung Smart Classroom where you can try the latest device, learn about using tablets in the classroom, administering apps and devices, mobile app development and more. At the end of Day 2, participants may be entered into a drawing and one lucky attendee will get to go home a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Some of the winners of our Samsung Tablet raffle.

We will also have a Demo Slam session where attendees are encouraged to showcase a tip or trick that others will be able to use in 2 minutes or less. Slams can be pre-planned and expected to have been rehearsed/prepared. Learn more or submit your slam ideas here!
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Google Trainer Online Application Portal, Google+ Polls, Improvements to Classroom, and more


This covers community posts from October 6 until October 17, 2014.

Google for Education Online Application Portal - googleedu.onlineapplications.net

Great news! The trainer application portal is now live. Shared by +Allison Mollica

Pear Deck in the classroom - sites.google.com

+Roscelia Lavenant shares multiple ways of using Pear Deck in the classroom for Active Learning.

AAS ES Tech - Students Teaching Teachers: Programming - learningbyteaching.weebly.com

Brilliant approach to teaching by learning by +Ralitsa Tareva. Great pictures and videos from the AAS and Google Summit. Impressive. Spotted by +Allison Mollica

Google+ Polls - googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

Google announced Google+ Polls, a new feature that allows people using Google+ to create interactive polls and share them with their friends and followers.

Improving Google Classroom for students around the world - googleforeducation.blogspot.com

Google is introducing new improvements to Google Classroom based on feedback from students, teachers, and administrators from around the world.


School Directory Sync quick start guide - support.google.com

Google Apps School Directory Sync (SDS) is a utility that automatically synchronizes your users, Organizational Units (OUs), and groups in Google Apps to match data on your Student Information System (SIS). SDS does not require an Active Directory and runs locally on your computer or on a server in your network, it can be run using the command line or the Configuration Manager UI. Shared by +Allison Mollica

Screencast with Snagit & Instantly Publish to You Tube - youtube.com

Quick Screencast on using Snagit and Publishing to YouTube for instant flipping by +Allison Mollica

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First Italy Summit featuring Google for Education this November

AppsEvents in cooperation with Instituto Massimo brings you the first annual Italy Google in Education Summit happening this November 7 to 8, 2014.


It will be a wonderful 2-day professional training event packed with sessions led by some of the world’s leading Google Apps for Education experts.

Summits are focused on helping school managers, teachers, IT admins and staff get the most out of Google Apps. Summit attendees will come from across Italy and neighboring countries to learn about best practices for using Google tools in the classroom, and how to deploy and manage them. The summit will feature extensive training on the newly released ‘Google Classroom’ to help get your teachers quickly up to speed on this ground breaking tool.

Participants will also have the opportunity to play with Chromebooks and enjoy great networking opportunities including an evening party to catch up with colleagues from other Google school as well as the speakers. (See 12 reasons you should attend a Google in Education Summit this 2014.)

The Italy Summit will be featuring California Education Leadership committee member Rowland Baker flying in from the US to Rome just for the summit. The summit will also highlight Google Certified Trainer Sarah Woods, one of the most popular speakers in Europe, and other edTech and Google for Education experts Ben Rouse and Derek Harwell among others. Check out the initial speaker and session line-up.

A day prior to the summit, AppsEvents will also be running a one-day Google Apps EDU Certification preparation bootcamp to help prepare you to complete the certification process which comprises of 5 online tests and a completed application, including a case study. The day is fun, engaging and educational and teaches you how to quickly pass the tests and join the community of certified trainers worldwide.

If you don’t want to miss the Must Go Google event this year, CLICK HERE to register for the Italy Summit. Early bird promo pricing is also ongoing so take advantage of this offer while they last.

For general questions, please contact Guen through guen@appsevents.com. You may also check the official summit website at http://italy.appsevents.com/ for more information.
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What to Expect from the Arkansas 2015 Google for Education Summit

Only a month until the 2015 Arkansas Summit feat. Google for Education. Here are some of the exciting things you can look forward to during the 2-day summit. If you haven't registered, secure your seat at http://arkansas.appsevents.com/.

Customize your summit experience according to your experience or job role!

Are you a Google Apps newbie? Start your day on the right foot with Rowland Baker’s “How to Walk in the Clouds” hands-on session. This session covers the power of Google Apps in schools with emphasis on Google Docs and Slides (presentations), highlighting the tools of collaboration, research and sharing in a fun and creative way. We also have other beginner sessions focused on specific tools if you feel that you need more time to explore Google Calendar, Forms, Sites, or the Chrome browser.

For those looking to try blogging or in growing your PLN through social media, Rachel Small’s sessions got you covered. Ready to level up? Make sure to check out Allison Mollica’s very popular “Treasure Trove's Greatest Hits”.

We also have “Leadership” strands geared toward school administrators and anyone involved in Leadership at a school or district Level.


SEE ALSO: 'AppsEvents Google for School Leaders' summit strand featuring 'Future Ready Schools' at two summits in 2015.

For a more comprehensive list of the various sessions, please visit https://arkansas2015.sched.org/.

Win a brand new Android tablet from Samsung and other cool prizes!

On summit Day 1, we will have mobile focused sessions spearheaded by Allison Mollica held in our Samsung Smart Classroom where you can try the latest device, learn about using tablets in the classroom, administering apps and devices, mobile app development and more. At the end of Day 2, participants may be entered into a drawing and one lucky attendee will get to go home a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Some of the winners of our Samsung Tablet raffle.
We will also have a Demo Slam session where attendees are encouraged to showcase a tip or trick that others will be able to use in 2 minutes or less. Slams can be pre-planned and expected to have been rehearsed/prepared. Learn more or submit your slam ideas here!
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Google Forms Feature Updates, PhotoShop on Chromebooks and more



TEACH Magazine Sep/Oct 2014 Issue - issuu.com

AppsEvents core team member +Allison Mollica is contributor to this month's Teach Magazine on "Transforming Classroom Technology with Google Apps for Education."

More ways to build and share Google Forms - googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

Some great new features in Forms for assessment- shuffled questions and ensuring only one response per user. Shared by +James Sayer

Adobe joins the Chromebook party, starting with Photoshop - googleforeducation.blogspot.com

In partnership with Adobe, Google is welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks, initially with a streaming version of Photoshop. Initially, this will be available for U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership—so the Photoshop you know and love is now on Chrome OS. No muss, no fuss.

Announcing Drive for Education: The 21st century backpack for students - googleforeducation.blogspot.com

Drive for Education will be available to all Google Apps for Education customers at no charge and will include:

  • Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks. 
  • Vault: Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year. 
  • Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way. 



Google announced two new ways for everyone to solve linear optimization problems. First, you can now solve linear optimization problems in Google Sheets with the Linear Optimization add-on written by Google Software Engineer Mihai Amarandei-Stavila. The add-on uses Google Apps Script to send optimization problems to Google servers. The solutions are displayed inside the spreadsheet. For developers who want to create their own applications on top of Google Apps, there is also an API to let you call our linear solver directly. 

Second, Google is open-sourcing the linear solver underlying the add-on: Glop (the Google Linear Optimization Package), created by Bruno de Backer with other members of the Google Optimization team.

Another great contribution by +James Sayer 
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All is set for Sweden Google in Education Summit 2014

We can’t wait to have you for the upcoming summit at Xenter Botkyrka this coming October 27 to 28. Time flies so fast and we now have a few weeks to go before the most awaited Google event of the year. We are all very excited (and we know you are too), so here’s a peek of what you can expect from the summit.

Featured Speaker: Allison Mollica

The 2014 Sweden summit will feature the amazing Allison Mollica, one of the most sought after speaker on all things Google for education famous for her “Treasure Throve’ series - a curriculum developed to take your learning of the basic Google “apps” to the next level. Allison is a Google Apps for Edu Certified Trainer and Certified Administrator, a Secondary Virtual Instructor of Computers and Web Design. She has worked in educational technology for over 15 years and has a Master's in Technology in Education and Advanced Certificate in Online Instruction.

Google Certification Updates

One of the common questions we are often asked is how to become Google certified. For those who are interested on becoming a Google Certified Teacher, Trainer, or Admin, the summit is your chance to learn more about the certification process, the difference between the various certifications, as well as tips to help you comply all the requirements and how to pass all online exams.

Session line-up

We have prepared a fantastic line up of sessions for all job roles! If you are looking for sessions that will give you new ideas on how to use existing tools, featured speaker Allison Mollica will be giving powerful sessions on getting more from Gmail, Chrome, and Google Slides to help you discover new things you never knew existed.

For Swedish schools in the process of migrating to Google Apps, there will be a dedicated session to be lead by Anders Wockatz where you get a chance to raise your school’s biggest concern from implementation to live pilot.

There will also be a session tackling the use of Google tools to enhance school development, from a pedagogical leadership perspective and another one to help you improve you pedagogy with the Super Quiz add-on. Check the complete speakers and sessions line up here.

Try out Google Glass

If you want to experience the world through Glass, there will be a dedicated area in the summit where you can try Google Glass during breaks!

Early bird promo is extended

Due to an overwhelming number of requests, we are extending the early bird promo pricing until the 17th of October! So if you haven’t registered yet, take advantage of this offer and don’t forget to share with your friends and colleagues. Register now!


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