Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kim Randall & Kelly Kermode

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If you haven’t yet tried the Google Geo tools, Fall CUE is the time for your tour. The Napa Valley is hosting the two best tour guides, who literally wrote the book on using these engaging tools. Don’t miss your chance to see Kim Randall and Kelly Kermode in action!

Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional development organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, CUE, and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational technologies in the classroom. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and holds an M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University, Washington, DC. She is a member of the Google Earth Education Advisory Board and currently a cohort lead for the western region. Kim is actively involved with the Google Geo Teacher’s Institute and continues to present geo-literacy related sessions at conferences, Google for Education summits, workshops, and bootcamps around the globe. She is the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools. Kim has been an elementary and middle school teacher as well as a technology integration specialist and holds a California Multiple Subject teaching credential. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but often found in her spare time traveling to new places near and far, scuba diving, and dabbling with topside and underwater photography. Follow her on Twitter @scubagirl812.

Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Innovative Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In the past few years, Kelly has been found teaching high school English, Yearbook, a bevy of computer classes including Computer Game Design, as well as training teachers and staff on how to shift pedagogical practices by incorporating different tools. Kelly has presented at conferences and conducted workshops from Michigan to California to South Africa, including MACUL, CUE, ISTE, and EdTech Summit SA. Kelly is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, Adobe Education Leader, Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Education Trainer, and CUE Lead Learner. Kelly received the Impact Award in July of 2014.

What session are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

Bring the World to Your Classroom Using Google Tools

What inspired you to put this session together?

We firmly believe embedding the use of Google Geo tools in instruction is so important to help today’s students build empathy, curiosity, and creativity in relation to the world we live in and earth’s systems. We love to share ideas and make connections for using the Google Geo tools in day to day lessons & activities.

Why should someone attend?

Hands-on. Fun. Time to play, practice, and learn with the Google Geo tools. Lots of lesson ideas and examples. And they get to meet/have a workshop with the authors of Bring the World to Your Classroom Using Google Geo Tools!

What’s your CUE Story?

Kim and Kelly have been lead learners and presenters for CUE for many years. They eventually met at their Google Teacher Academy and were paired to lead week long professional development workshops together in Wyoming for CUE. It was during these events they discovered their shared passion and love of Google Geo Tools for education. As they say, the rest is history and their book, Bring the World to Your Classroom Using Google Geo Tools was born!

To read more about this session and the other options for CUE’s incredible two-day conference, check out the schedule. Don’t forget to register for the conference, too! You DO NOT want to miss this year.

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Kristina Allison

Kristina Allison is currently teaching language arts and computer science at the middle school level. She holds a masters in educational technology, teaches as a Lead Learner for CUE and serves as a director on the CapCue board, the Sacramento area affiliate. Kristina is also a proud teacher consultant for the Area 3 Writing Project. Find her at http://figurativelyteaching.com

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