By CUE Board Member Kyle Brumbaugh
Are you an educator who uses Google Tools in your classroom? There are a lot of us these days. There are the basics… Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and others. But what if you had the opportunity to find ways to use the same tools you are already using in new and different ways. What if you had the opportunity to see how other educators were using Google tools in their classrooms in new and innovative ways?
A Google Apps Summit is an event where people from Google, Google Certified Teachers, and Google Apps Certified Trainers provide sessions on how to use Google Tools in your classroom. There are sessions for those “just getting started” using Google Tools to sessions for those who want to live on the “bleeding edge” of Google. There will be sessions on almost every Google Tool. Think of the Google Apps Summit as your chance to play with Google Tools like you or your students would play with Legos. Some will just start to put together small houses or figures, while others will build highly detailed models of the latest hot rod, and there will be a few who will try to build the Empire State Building in a day. The choice is up to you.
On March 22-23, 2014, there’s a great opportunity for all educators to attend CUE’s West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education in Palm Springs, the same location as the Annual CUE Conference. Registration is open online only through March 16 or until the Summit sells out. If you are attending the CUE Conference, there is a reduced registration fee.
And if you have read this blog post, Come by and say ‘hi ‘ to me. I’ll be there, presenting on how to start your school or district’s Google Apps for Education domain.
Kyle Brumbaugh has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, Tech Coordinator, and, most currently, in administrative roles. Kyle was one of the first educators to become a Google Certified Teacher and has been sharing his knowledge as a CUE Lead Learner. Kyle currently serves on CUE’s Board of Directors.