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Summer Google Geo Teachers Institutes

Being offered this summer, from Google:

Educators all over the world have used Google‘s geo products to help students conceptualize, visualize, share and communicate information about the world around them. Coming up, there are two Google Geo Teachers Institutes planned: June 13 and 14, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland and June 20 and 21, 2012 in London, England. Both events will be held at the local Google office. (You can read about last year’s Institutes here).

This two-day event is a free professional development experience designed to help educators get the most from Google’s geography-related products and technologies. Participants receive hands-on experience and learn best practices and tips for using Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google SketchUp, including a focus on features like Ocean, Mars, Moon and Sky in Google Earth. Attendees will also learn about innovative instructional strategies, theoretical foundations, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Speakers will share real life examples of how they are using these tools in their classrooms across all subjects.

You should note, only people to who have applied and have been notified of acceptance may attend the Institute.
• Read through all of the entry form before completing the application.
• Educators worldwide may apply to attend this event, but all attendees must pay for their own travel and lodging.
• There is no way to save an application in progress, you should prepare all your responses before starting the application.

Questions on the application include, but are not limited to:
• Which of these Google tools/resources are you most proficient with?
List three of your favorite NON-Google technology tools/products that you use on a regular basis.
In your current position, what percentage of your time is spent training or supporting classroom teachers?

If you are interested in joining of the of the Google Geo Teacher Institutes, complete this application by April 30, 2012. Invitations will be sent out based on availability by May 11, 2012.

Google Earthlings

 

Do you want to connect your students to the “real world?” Interested in taking a trip but can’t afford it? How about a virtual field trip? These educators came to CSD today and found out exactly how Google Earth and Google Maps fit the needs of their curriculum.  They discovered how to make your own Google Trips by creating a Google Earth (KMZ) lesson. They explored KMZ lessons and learned how to effectively search for just the right one. In this professional development experience, our class discovered with Google Certified Teacher Stephanie Madlinger the importance of Google Earth and Maps and how to effectively use them in the classroom to support STEM. This group traveled the world and beyond- this class perhaps should have been called Google Mars with the trips taken by Stephanie’s group (one participant described one of her sites as the “dark side of the moon”)! What was your favorite part of the class?

Where in the World Can You Learn about Google Feng Shui and Seach & Stuff?

Here’s a look at a some past Google workshops held here at Cooperating School Districts. The VLC is glad to say that more K-12 education classes are coming this summer! Check out the TELE schedule to see when we are offering Where in the World: Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maps Google Feng Shui, and Google Search and Stuff.

For each of these classes, registered participants must bring their own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities. Also, participants must have a previously set up Google Account and/or Gmail Account. In addition, for those taking Where in the World, a free version of Google Earth must be downloaded to the laptop they bring.

Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maps

Where in the World: Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maps takes place June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri. Do you want to connect your students to the “real world?” Interested in taking a trip but can’t afford it? How about a virtual field trip? Come find out exactly how Google Earth and Google Maps fit the needs of your curriculum from Google Certified Teacher Stephanie Madlinger. Bring your own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities and the free version of Google Earth downloaded. In this class, you will discover how to make your own Google Trips by creating a Google Earth (KMZ) lesson. You’ll find out how to explore KMZ lessons as well as how to effectively search for just the right one. Throughout this BYOL professional development experience, you will discover the importance of Google Earth and Maps and how to effectively use them in the classroom to support STEM. Participants will work collaboratively to develop lessons they can use today. $149 CSD member; $189 non-member. (One Graduate Credit Available). Click here for REGISTRATION.

(PRE-REQUISITE: You must have a Google Account and/or Gmail)

Google Precons @ the Midwest Education Technology Conference 2011

There are several Midwest Education Technology Conference preconference workshops taking place February 14th- here’s a list of the ones focusing on Google apps and its uses in education- all taught by Google Certified Teachers. All sessions are a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) workshop. Make sure your laptop has wireless Internet capabilities, and that you have a Google Account and/or Gmail.

Where in the World? Teaching with Google Earth and Maps presented by Cindy Lane, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Wish you could roam around Rome? Take a virtual train in Spain measuring distance along the way? Come find out how Google Earth and Google Maps fit the needs of the curriculum covered in your schools.

Where in the World: Make & Take Google Earth and Maps by Cindy Lane, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Discover how to make your own Google Trips by creating a Google Earth lesson. Participants will work collaboratively to develop their own .KMZ file. Find out how to effectively search for lessons that are already made, ready for you to reconfigure them to meet your needs!

Online Classroom Collaboration with Google Docs & Sites by Bill Bass, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Did you know that you could use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment? Did you know you can create an online form to collect information? In this half day of instruction, participants will learn how Google Documents and Google Sites can support learning 24/7.

Online Classroom Collaboration Make & Take with Google Docs & Sites by Bill Bass, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Are you interested in creating a variety of online forms for assessment through surveys, quizzes, and questionnaires? Would you like to create a classroom website or online collaborative environment? Come create using these free Google tools and open up your classroom for your staff &  your students.

Google Feng Shui: Organize & Communicate Online by Stephanie Madlinger, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Do you need to balance your online life? Are you in the midst of organizational chaos? The 21st century learner is bombarded with information 24/7 from various electric portals. Come learn shortcuts around Google’s Even More Apps, like iGoogle, Labs, and other Widgets. During this half day workshop we will spend time learning about Google’s Hidden Treasures by exploring this “technology playground.” Participants will understand the power of sharing through Google’s Calendar, Talk and Groups.

Search & Stuff: Exploring Google Tools for Integrating Educational Resources by Diana Dell, Missouri Google Certified Teacher. Save time and become more efficient! In this half day workshop, participants will learn advanced search techniques and discover easy ways to find images, books, videos, and other educational resources. Participants will be introduced to many Google search features such as Realtime Search, Custom Search Engines, and the Wonder Wheel. In addition, you will learn how to make the most of Google Books and YouTube in the classroom.

The Midwest Education Technology Conference is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis (www.csd.org).