Great Google Sessions at OETC12

posted Feb 10, 2012, 8:30 PM by Eric Curts   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 8:36 PM ]
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For those educators in the Ohio area, the upcoming 2012 Ohio Educational Technology Conference - - will be offering a load of excellent sessions on Google Apps. Whether you are just investigating the idea of Google programs for your school, or if you are a seasoned Google Apps for Education expert, there are many great training opportunities for you.

I am excited to be presenting two Google sessions at the conference:

Google Forms for Everything!
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 1:15 - 2:00 PM - Room C213 - 214
Presenter: Eric Curts, North Canton City Schools Session Description: With Google Forms you can create free, online surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registration forms, and many more data collection tools. Learn how to create forms with many types of questions, share forms with others, collect data, and analyze and use the results. See practical examples of how we have used Google Forms in our district including online quizzes, computer lab reservations, parent email address collection, student registration, community surveys, technology request forms, data collection for science experiments, and more.

Rolling out Google Apps for Education
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:45 - 4:30 PM - Room C213 - 214
Presenter: Eric Curts, North Canton City Schools Session Description: Google Apps for Education is a powerful suite of free web-based tools for schools including Gmail, Google Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, Sites, Blogger, and more. Learn step by step how our district rolled out Google Apps to our staff and students, why we chose Google Apps, plus staff training, challenges faced, lessons learned, the benefits of cloud computing, practical examples of how staff and students are using Google Apps, and how we are saving money while expanding educational opportunities for everyone in our district.

We are also fortunate to have Jaime Casap from Google to present two keynote sessions.
Jaime Casap is an Education Evangelist at Google.  In his role on the Google Apps for Education Team, Jaime is responsible for evangelizing Google Apps to education institutions, especially in the K12 space. He is responsible for signing state level agreements with Oregon, Iowa, Colorado, and New York, bringing cloud based technology tools to millions of students and teachers in K12. He is also working with a number of Education Reform Organizations, bringing the technology perspective to improving education in the U.S.
Session Title: Technology in Education
February 13, 2012 - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Ballroom 2
February 13, 2012 - 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Ballroom 2

In addition here are many of the other excellent Google-related sessions being offered this year:

Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thanks to everyone sharing their knowledge and experience through these Google sessions.  If you get a chance, stop by my sessions and say hi!