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The Spring Midwest Summit is a two-day, hands-on conference focusing on integrating Google for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. All presentations will be from Google for Education Certified Innovators and Certified Trainers, and local Googley talent!

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Monday, March 13
 

10:30am

Learn to Code with Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script is a simple to use tool can enhance Google Apps in a countless number of ways. It is based on javascript, and because the code is developed and run online, it is very simple for beginners to develop applications. This is significant, because if the barriers to application development are lowered, people with strong backgrounds in education (and not necessarily in computer science) could develop relevant, effective learning and productivity applications.

After this session, participants will understand what Google Apps Script is, and what it is capable of. You will know how to find and interpret documentation, and where to access tutorials other learning materials. You will write several short scripts that demonstrate how this simple tool can extend Google Apps.

This session will be very hands on, with your fingers on the keyboard, learning through exploration.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
"I am the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tundra A/B

1:30pm

Spreadsheets 101
Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, ADM CSD


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sandstone 3

1:30pm

GSFE Security
We put thousands of student data points and records into the cloud. I will discuss how ACSD tries to secure our GSFE world.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tundra C/D

1:30pm

My Maps
Learn how to customize and edit your own maps by creating place marks, polygons and paths. We’ll get a little geeky and import our own data to create rich multi-layered maps.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community Schools
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tundra E/F

2:45pm

Android Apps on Chrome
FINALLY, we can use Android Apps on Chrome! See how to use and deploy Android apps to approved Chrome devices.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tundra C/D

2:45pm

Introduction to Awesome Tables
In this Awesome session you will learn how awesome Awesome Tables can be. We will have a peak at the different types of Awesome Tables and how you can use them to better visualize your data.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, ADM CSD


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sandstone 3

2:45pm

Using Chrome to Support Reading & Writing
Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sandstone 8/9
 
Tuesday, March 14
 

8:30am

8:30am

What's new in Chromebooks
Right now there are TONS of new Chromebooks coming to market, which ones are best, which ones are toughest, which ones are fastest, what should I buy? We will talk tools, buying practices and what's new in the Chrome hardware world!

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Expeditions and Beyond!
Come see how learning can soar to new heights by using Google Expeditions! Then we will examine other ways to have students experience VR using Google Arts & Culture, 360 Videos, Google Street View and other cardboard apps! Finally, we'll think about how we can have students create their own 360 or VR experiences! Field trips don't have to be culminating activities anymore!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Sandstone 8/9

12:45pm

New Tricks with GAM
Come and see all the new updates that have been added to GAM and how to leverage them in your GSFE environment.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames Community Schools


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra C/D