Loading…
MelbourneGAFE has ended
Yarra Valley Grammar SchoolOctober 3 and 4, 2013 We invite you to join us for the first annual Google in Education Melbourne Summit to be held atYarra Valley Grammar School on October 3 and 4, 2013. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools 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 education teams. 

Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education to support student learning.

Resources can be found here.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Featured Speaker [clear filter]
Thursday, October 3
 

10:00am

Art Appreciation - Google 101
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. The world's most amazing works are simply a click away. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, they have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

10:00am

Google Docs - The Ultimate Workflow and Applications Suite
This session is intended to showcase all of the workflow features available in google docs that help streamline the process of content creation, content publication, and content collaboration. We will cover areas including instructional design, instructional tutorials, presentation design, data aggregation, and visual learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
C - Sports Pavilion

10:00am

Mapping with Google Tools
Geographic and mapping tools have uses right across the curriculum, but they can also be valuable for learning important data management skills. In this session we will investigate two of Google's geo tools; Maps Engine Lite, and Google Earth. Using Google's relatively new Maps Engine Lite, we will learn how to find or create data sets and import them onto the map, then use filters to look at that geo data in different ways. We will create a couple of user-generated map using various datasets. We'll then dive into Google Earth and discover its many features for exploring the world, looking at the various overlay layers available, how to add custom pins and areas, add balloon information using HTML, creating flyover tours, etc. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to confidently use Google's mapping products to design rich learning activities for students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher

Technology Integration Specalist, EdTechTeam
Chris Betcher initially started his career as an art teacher but over the years has drifted into graphics, webdesign, multimedia, video production, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room 133

10:00am

Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with YouTube EDU and Google Apps for Education
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Come explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using Google Docs, Google Draw, YouTube EDU, and Google Images that help students make meaningful connections with content.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B- Foundation Hall

11:30am

Gmail - Beginner Session
Making the switch to Gmail and Gcal can be overwhelming at first but once you understand how Google has set up these products to work your work flow becomes streamlines. In this session we'll cover tips and tricks that will get those thousands of e-mails out of your inbox and keep them organized.  

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
B- Foundation Hall

11:30am

Google Chrome Extensions you can use
In this session we will look at a minimum of 15 Chrome web extensions that you and your students can use for productivity.

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

11:30am

Google Sites 101
Google Sites is an easy, yet surprisingly powerful, tool for building sophisticated websites. Sites is easy to use (it's actually a wiki) but can also be highly customised. Site are ideal for class websites, group projects, student eportfolios, and much more. In this session we will build a site from scratch, create a menu structure, add a couple of pages, and include a range of digital resources on each page. By the end of the session you will have a working knowledge of what Sites can do and an understanding of how you can customise them for a variety of uses.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher

Technology Integration Specalist, EdTechTeam
Chris Betcher initially started his career as an art teacher but over the years has drifted into graphics, webdesign, multimedia, video production, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E - Room 133

1:30pm

A Different View of Google Sites: Using Google Sites to Create Websites with Pizzazz, Flair, and Dynamic Design
Have you used Google sites before? Are you interested in using Google sites for your website? This session will cover how to set up a Google site in which the design, color, and layout are all customized to your creativity. We will go over the many resources available for setting up your color scheme, a variety of possible color patterns, the layout, and navigation among other things. If the available themes are not enough or don’t meet your creative needs then this is the session for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C - Sports Pavilion

1:30pm

Google Apps Admin Console Best Practices for Schools
Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices for your school or district?  Peter will provide an overview of the Admin Console, which will include tips on user management, groups, services to have on and sometimes more importantly off.  As well as a guide to the objectionable content filter and why it is so needed in a school setting.  The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Henrie

Peter Henrie

COO, Amplified IT
COO & Founder - Amplified IT


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B- Foundation Hall

1:30pm

YouTube in the Classroom
With 100 hrs of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will inspire you to to safely use YouTube to engage, inspire, and ignite student learning. Jim will share resources for understanding how Youtube works, Chrome extensions that take the fear out of showing videos, and the new tools Youtube has in place for schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

3:00pm

Gearing up with G+ communities to give real learning a real audience
In this session, we will look at how creating a Google+ community as the "front end" of your class can allow for great collaboration, critique and celebration of the learning journey. Participants will see a some worked examples of G+ class communities and have the opportunity to create our own learning community as well as creating one for their class. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harte

Chris Harte

Leading Teacher (GCT), John Monash Science School
Chris was appointed as Leading Teacher for Personalised Learning at John Monash Science School in late 2011. His role involves the development of learner portfolios, team teaching, pedagogies for real and virtual flexible spaces and the formative use of data. Chris is also involved... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
B- Foundation Hall

3:00pm

Google Forms and scripts
In this session, you will look at what can be done in Google Forms from simple data collection, creating an Anti-Bullying form to setting up IT Help Desks.

You'll be introduced to the world of scripts that can be embedded into Google Forms.

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

3:00pm

Q & A with a Googler
Come and get all of your questions answered at the Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Suan Yeo

Suan Yeo

Head, Google Enterprise Education, Google
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Suan’s great passion is working on empowering the current and next generation of students to become lifelong learners. As an Education Evangelist for Google, he gets to work closely... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D - The Collaboratory (Room 169/170)
 
Friday, October 4
 

10:00am

An introduction to Fusion Tables
In this session, you will learn what are Fusion Tables and how to create some simple Fusion Tables that will enhance data you may have collected.

This is suitable for all areas of expertise.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

10:00am

Mapping with Google Maps Engine Lite
Come take a tour of Google's recently announced Maps Engine Lite. Learn how to draw on, style, layer, and import data into your maps. Sharing and collaborating your powerful custom maps is easy and we'll highlight ideas for classroom use and sample maps!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B- Foundation Hall

10:00am

The Next Best Thing to Being There
We all know that taking our students on excursions and field trips is a great way for them to experience the world. However, it's not always practical or possible to take them to the places we want them to know about. Thanks to a range of amazing, immersive online experiences from Google we can do the next best thing to being there. This session introduces you to the Google Art Project, the World Wonders Project, the Google Cultural Institute.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher

Technology Integration Specalist, EdTechTeam
Chris Betcher initially started his career as an art teacher but over the years has drifted into graphics, webdesign, multimedia, video production, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room 133

11:30am

Getting Geeky: Becoming a Chrome Ninja
Chrome is so much more than just another browser. As a powerful web application platform, Chrome has been built from the ground up to take advantage of modern web technologies. It contains many highly sophisticated features that many users are unaware of. This session introduces you to many of the cool things you can do with Chrome and shows you how take advantage of its power. Discover the Chrome Web Store, setting up extensions and apps, custom search tools, as well as a whole lots of tips, tricks and shortcuts to make your time on the web faster, safer and easier.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher

Technology Integration Specalist, EdTechTeam
Chris Betcher initially started his career as an art teacher but over the years has drifted into graphics, webdesign, multimedia, video production, and pretty much anything to do with technology and computers. He is particularly intrigued by how digital tools can be used to improve... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E - Room 133

11:30am

Search: Effective and Efficient Ways At Information Acquisition
This session will cover the many ways in which you can conduct more efficient and effective searches. We will cover how to use search operators, searching by specific file type, visual search, time line, domain specific, and finally image search strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

11:30am

Using Google Earth for Maths, English, SOSE and HPE
In this session, you will be shown how to leverage Google Earth in a range of different scenarios and subjects.

It is highly advisable that participants come along with a laptop with Google Earth installed. Participants with an iPad will not be able to experience all of the features shown.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
B- Foundation Hall

1:30pm

10 ways to drive Google Apps adoption at your school
It's one thing to have Google Apps deployed at your school, it's another having everyone using it to its full potential. Learn the top ten best practices to implement at your school to drive Google Apps adoption for both students and administration.  Third Party Services and Applications that should be on ever Google Apps Admin's tool belt

Speakers
avatar for Peter Henrie

Peter Henrie

COO, Amplified IT
COO & Founder - Amplified IT


Friday October 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B- Foundation Hall

1:30pm

Google Culture & DNA: A Healthy Disregard for the Impossible
"Come learn about Google as we turn 15, go back in time to observe our history, and figure out what makes Googlers tick. See how you may be able to apply some of the principles that we live by in a school environment. Otherwise, just come for free schwag"

Speakers
avatar for Suan Yeo

Suan Yeo

Head, Google Enterprise Education, Google
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Suan’s great passion is working on empowering the current and next generation of students to become lifelong learners. As an Education Evangelist for Google, he gets to work closely... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
H - Room 7.2

1:30pm

Making Movies with Youtube
Lots of us have uploaded video to Youtube. Now learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will show you how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to take advantage of the amazing tools hidden in the tool like Creative Commons videos, annotations, closed captioning and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Teacher, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre

3:00pm

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E - Room 133

3:00pm

Getting Going with Google Earth: Beginner Session
This session will cover everything from the basics of using Google Earth to more advanced pedagogical applications involving teaching, learning, and content creation. The session will include creating, manipulating and controlling your own content as well as managing your content on your mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A- George Wood Performing Arts Centre