Saturday, July 21, 2012

Google Boot Camp New Hampshire

Last week I had the opportunity to work with some terrific educators and enthusiastic teachers in the State of New Hampshire. Kern Kelley, Richard Byrne, Allison Mollica and I traveled to 4 venues around the state sharing the EdTech Team's Google Apps for Education New Hampshire Boot Camp.

New Hampshire Locations

A: Exeter

B: Manchester

C: Keene

D: Berlin

This is an interesting professional development model and worth taking a look at. The BootCamp was a part of the New Hampshire Digital Resources Consortium. Using the train the trainer model, participants are required to give workshops when they get back to their districts and document them at the website. They can also take the Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer tests. If they take them by a certain date, they are reimbursed. Thanks to Allison for organizing the week and I look forward to learning more from New Hampshire as they further develop the Consortium.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

EduStat: Students Come First Idaho' State Initiative for Technology

I was part of a team that presented for the EduStat University Conference in Boise Idaho. Idaho is implementing 1:1 in high schools statewide over a 3 year period. After writing a case study, Ted Hall, Jackson Hall, and I shared our work from the last 10 years in the session The Impact of 1:1 Computing on the Culture of Teaching and Learning.

Presentation Slides:

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Friday, July 06, 2012

The new fiscal year is here, and there is less than six weeks until the Google Apps for Education Maine Summit! The limited time "T-Shirt" promotion for individual registration is still available, but only while supplies last - and early bird pricing is only available for 10 more days. Group registration is still available online too. The California summit on July 12 & 13 sold out almost two weeks early, and Maine will sell out soon. In short, now is the time to register. :)

Register Now:

We invite you to join us for the first annual Google Apps for Education Maine Summit to be held at Yarmouth High School on August 16 and 17, 2012. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google Apps for Education team.

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