Google in Education Academy  

Pre-Conference event for TIE 2013 Conference
June 17, 2013 from 8:30 am-4pm

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Google in Education Workshop (Beginner and Intermediate)

This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. “Even more” inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users… and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit. We will have two separate groups, one that will taught at the basic level and another taught at the intermediate level.

 Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat

The Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat is intended for an audience of technology directors, systems administrators, and others who support technology needs in schools. The content is focused on the process and challenges of migrating educational institutions from legacy systems (or current systems) to Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn best practices and current issues from experienced peers and experts. Prepared presentations and activities are supplemented by structured time for discussion and networking.

Sessions will include topics such as:

Overview of Google Apps Dashboard Settings

Migrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google Apps

Using Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.

Migrating Large Organizations

Using the Google Apps Manager Command-line Tool

Using the Google Apps Migration Tool

Managing Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual Apps

Creating an Implementation Plan for Current Staff

Creating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and Migration

Strategies for Roll-Out Beyond a Pilot

Retention Strategies for Legacy Systems

BONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management

Productivity tips for Google Apps (particularly Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs) will also be included in this day long Google Academy. Participants will leave better prepared to use and support these tools in an educational context.

Google for Education Academy Schedule:

8:30-9:15 Welcome

9:15-9:30 Break 

9:30-10:30 SESSION 1

10:30-12:00 SESSION 2

12:00-11:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 SESSION 3 

2:00-3:00 SESSION 4

3:00-3:15 Break 

3:15-3:45 Going Beyond Google Basics - Advanced

3:45-4:00 Reflection