EdTechTeacher Google Jamboree - Medfield - December 5, 2015

EdTechTeacher Google Jamboree

Due to the amazing success of our last Google Jamboree at Google's Boston Headquarters, we have partnered with Medfield High School to bring you another amazing event.

Join us on
December 5th for ignite keynotes, hands-on sessions, and panel discussions. Don't miss this chance to connect with innovators in education and technology!


These innovative speakers will spark your passion and inspire your teaching in just 10 minutes.

Tom Daccord
Justin Reich
Tom is the co-founder and director of EdTechTeacher, an educational technology speaker, instructor, and author. Tom has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
 Justin is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Richard Byrne

Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers, which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology.


Along with Tom and Richard, these Google for Education Certified Trainers will lead workshops on Google tools for creation and collaboration.


Beth Holland
Greg Kulowiec
 EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction to help teachers construct mobile learning environments.   A nationally recognized instructor, presenter, and author, Greg is an award-winning teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer. He has been an early adopter of mobile devices in the classroom and coined the phrase "App Smashing."  


After the keynotes, we will offer 4 different Hands-On Workshops to give you an in-depth, hands-on learning experience. These workshops will be repeated in the afternoon.

Student Creations with Google Drive Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions
with Tom Daccord

Google Drive Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions provide creative learning opportunities for laptop and Chromebook classrooms. Come get hands-on with helpful text, audio, image, and video apps and extensions, such as Kaizena, LucidChart, Snagit, VideoNot.es, Screencastify and others. 

Google Drive as Collaboration Station
with Beth Holland

Drive as the collaboration hub, students can create and collaborate on a number of projects using iPads and other tablets. In this session, we will create and collaborate with Drive, Explain Everything, Book Creator, and more.

Google Drive & Google Classroom
with Greg Kulowiec

With the combination of Google Drive and Google Classroom, teachers in any 1:1 environment now have the capacity to create a blended learning environment where students can create, collaborate and submit all course work through one unified Google environment.  This session will demonstrate and explore effective strategies for integrating both Google Drive and Google Classroom to create powerful and helpful learning environments for students.

YouTube - It's Not Just Cats & Khan Academy
with Richard Byrne

When most people think about YouTube, they think about sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful video creation and editing tools that are built into YouTube. In this workshop we will learn how to use the many hidden features of YouTube that can make it a great tool for you and your students. Beyond learning about the tools, we'll cover privacy concerns, copyright concerns, and strategies for making engaging video projects.