2018

Date

Location

Title & Presentation

January 13, 2018

Tulare Tech Rodeo

Student Collaboration & Publishing with Google Slides 

Bring a computer and get down n' dirty using Google Slides skills to learn graphic design. Get all-fired up to improve presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a yearbook!

March 5, 2018

Harding Elementary

Lesson Design Academy 

The centerpiece of our galaxy is lesson plan design. Non-tech is not the enemy of technology. Both have their place, but one is more engaging and provides infinite number of galaxies to explore.

March 12, 2018

Harding Elementary

Return of the Docs

The Rebellion fights against dull and boring worksheets with Google Docs. Reinvigorate lessons with an arsenal of tools such as commenting, highlighting, split screen and synchronous collaboration.

March 19, 2018

Harding Elementary

Multimedia Awakens

One of the strongest weapons in the EdTech arsenal is Screencastify. This multimedia tool gets students on their metaphorical feet engaging their opponent as they reflect and revise their videos for an authentic audience.

April 9, 2018

Harding Elementary

A New Hope for Drawing

A New Hope is upon us as the little known GSuite tool named Drawings comes to our aid. Use this one page art studio to create infographics, graphic organizers, and more creative projects using a blank canvas with a little imagination.

April 16, 2018

Harding Elementary

The Slides Strike Back

The evil enemy of the uninspired may attempt to rear its ugly head, but Slides Strikes Back! Google Slides is more than a presentation tool. It is a multi-page blank slate for books, interactive math and creative writing activities.

April 23, 2018

Harding Elementary

Sites: The New Frontier

For the past 5 week, you have learned and practiced Lesson Design, Docs, Screencastify, Drawings and Slides. At your last Jedi Knight training you will create a Google Site Portfolio that showcases your tools, completed work and reflections.

June 8, 2018

Larry E. Reider Center

Google Certification

Get your Google Certification at the Larry E. Reider Center lab on June 8th and/or June 11th from 8AM-4PM. No cost and you pay for your certification before you show up. This is a quiet place to study or take the tests you need to become Google Certified! *It could take up to 48 hours to get your code to test so register ahead of time as needed!

June 8, 2018

Larry E. Reider Center

Google Certification

Get your Google Certification at the Larry E. Reider Center lab on June 8th and/or June 11th from 8AM-4PM. No cost and you pay for your certification before you show up. This is a quiet place to study or take the tests you need to become Google Certified! *It could take up to 48 hours to get your code to test so register ahead of time as needed!

June 30 & July 1

California Summit featuring Google for Education

Graphic Design in Google Slides

Graphic design is crucial for any creation. Simply inserting a few photos and text boxes on a Google Slides doesn’t make a quality presentation, comic book or yearbook. By learning how to use a few not-so-hidden tools, you and your students can emphasize ideas with color, pair the best fonts, and use Google Slides as a graphic design platform.

2017

Date

Location

Title & Presentation

January 14, 2017

Tulare Tech Rodeo

Student Collaboration & Publishing with Google Slides

Embrace the multi-media publishing power of Google Slides! In this hands-on session, you will learn how to scaffold student projects from individual, to small group, and finally a collaborative whole class Google Slides project.

February 4-5, 2017

Fresno Summit, EdtechTeam Summit

Introduction to SlidesYearbook

Yearbooks stay in families for generations. However, major problems of school yearbooks include price and teacher workload. Google Slides is a simple, yet very effective app for students to collaboratively create a printed school 100-pages full-color with soft cover yearbook for only $8.16. This session will teach you how to use the tools in Google Slides for graphic design, as well other graphic design resources.

March 13, 2017

Downtown Elementary, BCSD

Lesson Design Academy

The centerpiece of our galaxy is lesson plan design. Non-tech is not the enemy of technology. Both have their place, but one is more engaging and provides infinite number of galaxies to explore.

March 20, 2017

Downtown Elementary, BCSD

Return of the Docs

The Rebellion fights against dull and boring worksheets with Google Docs. Reinvigorate lessons with an arsenal of tools such as commenting, highlighting, split screen and synchronous collaboration.

March 27, 2017

#ImpactoEdu

El Anuario Google con Jennifer Scott

Los anuarios son más que fotos. Nos recuerdan lo que hemos vivido. Los libros de memorias quedan en nuestras familias por generaciones. El problema es que muchas familias no pueden comprarlos. Este proyecto confronta este reto.

April 3, 2017

Downtown Elementary, BCSD

A New Hope Drawing

A New Hope is upon us as the little known GSuite tool named Drawings comes to our aid. Use this one page art studio to create infographics, graphic organizers, and more creative projects using a blank canvas with a little imagination.

April 24, 2017

Downtown Elementary, BCSD

Slides Strikes Back

The evil enemy of the uninspired may attempt to rear its ugly head, but Slides Strikes Back! Google Slides is more than a presentation tool. It is a multi-page blank slate for books, interactive math and creative writing activities.

May 1, 2017

Downtown Elementary, BCSD

Sites: The New Frontier

For the past 5 week, you have learned and practiced Lesson Design, Docs, Screencastify, Drawings and Slides. At your last Jedi Knight training you will create a Google Site Portfolio that showcases your tools, completed work and reflections.

June 5

Cato Middle School, BCSD

3-8 Beginning Google Slides

This Google Slides presentation will show you how to close the digital divide by allowing students to create with Slides. Learn how students can simultaneously demonstrate their understanding of multiple subjects and employ various skills. Come and create!!

June 5, 19, 26

& July 10

Cato Middle School, BCSD

3-8 Beginning Google Classroom

New to Google Classroom or do you want to improve your beginning skills? Then this tech workshop is for you! Learn how to create classes, invite students and create assignments for individuals or groups.

YouTube Playlist for Beginning Google Classroom

June 6, 20, 27

& July 11

Cato Middle School, BCSD

Advanced Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook

Now that you have used Google Slides, you are ready to learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook.

June 6, 20, 27

& July 11

Cato Middle School, BCSD

Employing Technology to Collaborate Across Classrooms Grades 3-8

Are you ready to take your students' collaboration game to the next level? Join us to explore ways to collaborate beyond your four walls. Collaboration fosters 21st century skills as students are exposed to different ideas and perspectives.

June 7, 21, 28 & July 12

Cato Middle School, BCSD

TK-2 Beginning Google Classroom

This beginner’s session is geared to TK-2 teachers anxious to learn how little ones can access and create in Google Classroom. We will focus on how the little ones login on their own and access assignments that are more than online worksheets.

June 7, 21, 28 & July 12

Cato Middle School, BCSD

TK-2 Beginning Google Slides

Your kiddos will be more engaged when they see text and graphical representations of the concepts being taught. Learn how to create a Google Slides in Drive and then create Google Classroom Individual and Group assignments.

June 8, 22, 29 & July 13

Cato Middle School, BCSD

Beginning Google Drawing with Screencastify

This session will focus on how to use Google Drawing as a tool to create. You will explore templates that can be used with your class as well as see examples that BCSD K-8 students created work using the Google Drawings and Screencastify.

June 19, 26 & July 10

Cato Middle School, BCSD

Beginning lluminate Gradebook

to be added

June 22, 29 & July 13

Cato Middle School, BCSD

Beginning Illuminate CFAs

to be added

July 20

Pioneer School, Delano

Tech Q & A

July 21

Alicante Avenue Elementary, Lamont

Introduction to Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook

Google Slides is more than a presentation app. Learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook. The #SlidesYearbook Google Innovator project walks teachers through the basic skills that promote student creativity. Learn more at SlidesYearbook.com.

July 21

Alicante Elementary, Lamont

Beginning Google Drawing

This session will focus on how to use Google Drawing as a tool to create. You will explore templates that can be used with your class as well as see examples that BCSD K-8 students created work using the Google Drawings and Screencastify.

July 29

EdChange Global

Introduction to Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook

Google Slides is more than a presentation app. Learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook. The #SlidesYearbook Google Innovator project walks teachers through the basic skills that promote student creativity. Learn more at SlidesYearbook.com.

August 1-2

West High School EdTechTeam Summit

Beginning Google Classroom

New to Google Classroom or do you want to improve your beginning skills? Then this tech workshop is for you! Learn how to create classes, invite students and create assignments for individuals or groups. YouTube Playlist for Beginning Google Classroom

August 1-2

West High School, EdTechTeam Summit

Introduction to SlidesYearbook
Yearbooks stay in families for generations. However, major problems of school yearbooks include price and teacher workload. Google Slides is a simple, yet very effective app for students to collaboratively create a printed school 100-pages full-color with soft cover yearbook for only $8.16. This session will teach you how to use the tools in Google Slides for graphic design, as well other graphic design resources.

August 1-2

West High School, EdtechTeam Summit

Advanced Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook 

Now that you have used Google Slides, you are ready to learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook.

August 3

Westside Schools Training, Suburu Elementary

Beginning Google Classroom TK-2

New to Google Classroom or do you want to improve your beginning skills? Then this tech workshop, which is specifically designed for TK-2 teachers, is for you! Learn how to create classes, invite students and create assignments for individuals or groups.

YouTube Playlist for Beginning Google Classroom

September 25

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 1: Chrome and Drive

This is a beginner training where you will learn Padawan skills such as opening new tabs, searching the Omnibox & bookmarking resources on a Chromebook. You will create your first Google Drive folder & begin the first step towards Padawan graduation.

October 2

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 2: Docs

Your next beginner lesson will help you focus basic skills such as creating a Google Doc to make a flyer. Learn basic formatting skills like center, page orientation, and tables. Insert an image to complete your Star Wars Party invitation.

October 9

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 3: Slides

In a galaxy far, far away lived Google Slides. As an apprentice, learn how to use the Google Drive app to research & create a solar system presentation. Add textboxes & search for images. Insert video & crop images into shapes for an Academy report.  

October 14

SGVCUE Innovation Celebration

Introduction to Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook Google Slides is more than a presentation app. Learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook.

October 16

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 4: Classroom

Padawans must learn in a Classroom setting before going on missions. Experience Google Classroom as a student to understand the basic fundamentals of the app and to review Google Docs & Slides beginning skills. The Force is getting stronger.

October 21

Proposed KernCUE

Power up with Feedback

Your superheroes need to feed on feedback but even super teachers need a system full of shortcuts and organizational tips. Learn how to harness the power of autocorrect in Google Docs for common comments to save your energy for quality feedback. Get organized with add-ons to randomize students and keep track of who received feedback and when.

October 21

Proposed KernCUE

Introduction to Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook Even superheroes love to capture their memories with photos and captions. Empower your students to create their class or school yearbook in Google Slides. Then publish it locally to save families money. A 100 page full-color quality yearbook can be created AND printed for less than $10. Learn how in this session.

October 23

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 5: With Padawan graduation fast approaching, you have a great responsibility - set up your first Google Classroom. Select a theme, add students & create announcements. Use the basics skills you have now mastered to create assignments for your students.

November 4

CV CUE

Introduction to Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook Google Slides is more than a presentation app. Learn graphic design skills which students can use to improve their presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a class yearbook.

Common Core standards require that students collaborate and publish their writing. But how? What is the work flow? What apps can be used? How do student create graphically pleasing novels that engage the reader? The #SlidesYearbook Google Innovator project walks teachers through the basic skills that promote student creativity. Learn more at SlidesYearbook.com.

Nov 6

Harding Elementary, BCSD

Padawan Week 6: Before today’s Padawan Academy graduation, you have one more Google app to learn - Forms. After an introduction to this app, create auto-grading quizzes and class surveys that can be shared via Google Classroom or email. May the Forms be with you!