From the title you can tell that it is centered on the use of Chromebooks and the Google Apps for Education ecosphere, but there is more to it than Google. Last night Garth and I chatted via Google Hangouts with David Jakes and Jeremy Brueck about the event. We talked at length about how mobile learning devices (Chromebooks) and Google Apps for Education provides a great platform for meaningful technology integration. Garth and I were able to reflect and discuss how Chromebooks and Google Apps could have shaped and improved on several projects that we have completed over the past few years. Garth talked about his district's move towards Google Apps for Education and Chardon (where I just left) went 1-to-1 this school year. We told David how we often talk always talk about legacy, skills and learning more than any specific tool. David appreciated that fact and encouraged us to do so at CBI while infusing our experiences with Google Apps. Full disclosure: The first skype and cross-district learning that Garth and I completed was via Google Docs. This was eight years ago and we used our personal Google accounts; I don't even know if Google Apps for Education was even around yet.
At NORT2H, the majority of professional development sessions I lead with districts is centered around Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. I am recommending this conference because I personally know many of the presenters and their work is inspiring and has helped change teaching and learning in Ohio. CBI has several conferences throughout the USA. I encourage you to find one near you and check it out.
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