Date Changed to April 21 and will be hosted at each ESD in the state of WA. If you are in other areas and want to join us for this great day, please let us know.
Puget Sound ESD is hosting a conference on November 19, 2011 called Just Google It! The advertised description is as follow:
Once just a way to find information on the Internet, Google now represents a rapidly-growing collection of valuable tools and resources that can enhance any classroom. This mini-conference will include sessions on how to use advanced search functions, tips and tricks for using Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sketchup and more.
The tentative agenda for this conference is:
We are seeking presenters for one-hour long breakout sessions. Some suggested topics might be:
Using Google Earth in the Classroom
Collaborative Writing with Google Docs
Innovative Ways of Using Google Forms
Demystifying Google Docs
Google Sites in Elementary Classrooms
Google Search: Search Like A Superhero
Spreadsheets Magic with Google Docs
Data Collection with Google Forms
Google Add-ons and Gadgets
We are offering presenters a $50 honorarium/breakout session as compensation for presenting, plus waiving the conference registration fee.
If you are interested, please complete the Google form found at http://tinyurl.com/PSESDJustGoogle
You can also view which topics have already been proposed at http://tinyurl.com/PSESDJustGoogleBreakouts
In early November we will let you know if your proposal has been accepted and give you further instructions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
SAVE THE DATE:
Nov. 19, 2011
Puget Sound ESD, Renton, WA
"Just Google It"
A day focusing on Google in the Classroom
If interested, complete the registration form found here
Try this out if you are interested in self grading quizzes. I learned this one day too late, after spending at least 12 hours trying to figure out how to do the formulas. http://www.flubaroo.com Works beautifully.
Apply now and come to Seattle, WA in July. It is gorgeous here then.. Applications are due June 16 and can be found at this site.
Want to find webpages appropriate for the reading level of your students? Google has added a feature to Google Search. You can have webpages labeled as, “Basic,” “Intermediate,” or “Advanced.” Click on “Advanced Search,” and use the drop down menu next to “Reading Level.” You can always “undo” this choice.
Posted by Carol LaRow in East group ---- reprinted with permission
There has been some buzz around with individuals looking for calendar shortcuts. Check out this link: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=37034
Stay tuned for the announcements, meet ups and plans for our group. Since we are so spread out, perhaps we can plan a SKYPE meet up or a WEB EX meeting. I think it would be nice to meet each other ftf. If you want to do that, please include your Skype name and make sure you have updated your Skype to version 5.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Anne for the West group
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