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Saturday, February 4


Tackling the Digital Divide with offline Chromebooks
What happens when 1:1 Chromebooks roll-out across a school but there is no internet access at home? Explore solutions to access, create, edit, and view documents, videos, photos, and PDFs, using offline Chromebooks. Learn how to search for and use offline Chrome Apps. 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education


David Lofink

David Lofink is currently a curriculum specialist. Working for the Learning Innovation with Technology Department at Santa Ana Unified School District, he has been involved in several projects and trainings including 1-to-1 initiatives, both with iPads and Chromebooks. He has presented... Read More →

Saturday February 4, 2017 8:45am - 9:30am
214 Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, 2000 N Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92706


Beyond the Beginning Google Classroom
Already use Google Classroom? This session is strictly for those that already have experience with Google Classroom. It is NOT meant for beginners. Learn and share best practices that will (hopefully) improve student and teacher organization. Get tips and tricks to better facilitate grading and student feedback. 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12


Mindy Barron

Mindy Barron is a Google-certified English teacher and unofficial (unpaid) tech coach at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana. She has been teaching for over ten years and has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology. She has been blending the learning in her classroom for over 3... Read More →

Saturday February 4, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
220 Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, 2000 N Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92706


Compos-ing Where We Live: Writing Narr./Exp. Essays w/Google Maps
Using Google My Maps, I will explain how I have transformed explanatory and narrative essays (aligned with CCSS standards) into "spatial writing." Instead of linear paragraph structure, My Maps allows students to "Pin" writing to locations that either explicitly connect or symbolically relate to locations on a map. Students can also add photos, explain connections with images, and create borders. Using Michael C. Pennell's article, "Replacing the Literacy Narrative: Composing in Google Maps," I will show, with his and my own student samples, how allowing students to map their writing produces real digital writing in an era where students and teachers are required to transform traditional composition. Along with student samples, I will share prompts and brief pacing guides for assignments. Participants will also create a My Map to explore some of the features of the technology tool. 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education


Mark Vermillion

Mark Vermillion is an English teacher at Buena Park High School and Santa Ana College. Mark also serves as a tech coach at BPHS, a 1:1 Chromebook school site.

Saturday February 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
215 Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, 2000 N Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92706


Go Farther w Google GeoTools
There’s more than meets the eye in Google Earth, Maps, My Maps, and Street View. Dive deeper into these Geo Tools and learn unique and engaging ways to use each. K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education

Saturday February 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
208 Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, 2000 N Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92706