Google in Education: Technology & Awareness Summit

Saturday, July 27, 2013


The Power of Connectivity & Speed 

[Erica Swanson]

  • People are using internet to improve their lives & their communities
  • The internet is democratizing access to information
  • 80% of Fortune 500 companies only accept online applications
  • Digital inclusion is a puzzle and we all have a piece of the puzzle
  • Getting students excited about learning and helping students discover technology is a piece of the puzzle

[Rachel Hack]

Overview: All things Apps

[Nick Cusumano]

  • Nick on twitter: @edtech4theatre
  • Nick’s blog 
  • Tools available at Chrome Web Store:
  • Twisted Wave: online audio editing
  • PicMonkey: photo editor
  • Awesome Screenshot, Capture and Annotate
  • Save to Google Drive

Spotlight: Everything you need to know about YouTube EDU

[Angela Lin]

  • 100 hours of content is uploaded every minute
  • Education channels:
  • Other great channels:

Spotlight: Resources at your fingertips

Overview: What you can learn from Lee’s Summit move to web-based learning

[Kyle Pace]

  • Kyle on twitter: @kylepace
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Chromebook Training
  • Google Chromebook Academy
  • “Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking, or the intentional noting of connections; learning naturally results.” - John Dewey, educational philosopher
  • “Google Chromebooks have changed the face of classroom instruction at Lee’s Summit Elementary!” - Tracy Sample, Principal
  • “The web is what you make of it.” -Google

Keynote: The Power of the Web in Education

[Jaime Casap]

  • Jaime on Twitter: @jcasap
  • Jaime’s blog
  • Education disrupts poverty...
  • Web is enabling learning communities...
  • El gran cambio, solo con la educación. {Great change only comes through education}
  • Most of us don’t get out of bed in the morning before we’re on the web
  • Technology is not new if you are born into it
  • The web is changing how our students learn
  • Skills students need (for new world):
  • We need creative geniuses
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie: book on creativity
  • Iteration is the new failure
  • Curiosity is human
  • “I work for the search engine, I am not the search engine”
  • “Information is no longer valuable. Intelligence is valuable. Our job as teachers is to help students convert information into intelligence.”
  • Collaboration is the new normal
  • Creating a generation of global problem solvers
  • “I make a living through a job that didn’t exist when I graduated high school.’
  • We want digital leaders... not consumers...
  • Educators are the new designers of the new “doing” models...
  • Creating a personalized learning environment
  • Creating a collaborative culture
  • Bringing the wonders of the modern and ancient world
  • Needs:
  • Developing great teachers
  • Curriculum focused on knowledge and skills of lifelong learners
  • The best technology infrastructure you can build
  • “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” -MLK
  • The question isn’t should I use technology in education; It’s a question of how to use technology and how do we integrate it.





9:00 - 9:15am

Why are we here?

Devin Regis & University Academy

9:15 - 9:45am

The Power of Connectivity & Speed

Erica Swanson & Rachel Hack

9:45 - 10:30am

All things Apps

Nick Cusumano

10:30 - 10:45am


10:50 - 11:50am

Everything you need to know about YouTube EDU

Angela Lin (via hangout)

12:00 - 1:00pm


1:10 - 1:30pm

Resources at your fingertips

Google &

1:30 - 2:15pm

What you can learn from Lee's Summit move to web-based learning

Kyle Pace

2:15 - 2:30pm


2:45 - 3:45pm

The Power of the Web in Education

Jaime Casap

3:45 - 4:15pm

Discussion & Next Steps

Devin Regis & Jaime Casap