Google Collaboration Lab

Join Google Certified Teachers and industry leaders to get hands-on instruction on how your publication can incorporate Google products, including Google Drive, Google Docs, YouTube, Google+ and more. Participants will be able to experiment live using Chromebooks provided by Google.



9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Friday, April 26
Alice KeelerData visualization with Google Tools:
Infographics are quickly becoming a powerful way to explain complex themes in journalism, demanding attention to the graphs, charts and maps developed for publication. In this hands-on session, Alice Keeler will lead you through an exploration of Google Forms, Spreadsheets, and other applications to depict data in ways that fuel student curiosity and ensure accuracy. This workshop assumes a foundational knowledge of Google Forms and Spreadsheets, as well as Google Docs.
Presenter: Alice Keeler teaches Educational Applications of Technology at CSU Fresno, Professional Development Assistant Coordinator forComputer-Using Educators and a former high school math teacher. She is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium Ambassador, Lead Learner and founder of #coffeecue.

11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Friday, April 26
Starr SacksteinSave the Environment: Go Google Docs: Learn how to use Google documents in your publication to organize and conference. Whether you are a beginner or pro, let’s work together to share what we love about this program.
Presenter: Starr Sackstein, MJE, teaches at a journalism-themed school in Flushing, N.Y., where she created a newspaper program from scratch. Being in a journalism middle/high school presents a unique opportunity for students to write and understand the importance of journalism in our evolving world. Not only an adviser, Sackstein is the JEA New York state director and a certification commissioner.

Noon – 12:50 p.m., Friday, April 26
Google+Google Office Hours: Walk in any time between noon and 12:50 p.m. to get your questions answered by Google Certified Teachers and others experienced in all things Google. Get ideas on how to put this technology to work in your media classroom. Want to ask your question now? Join us on G+.

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Friday, April 26
Kyle BrumbaughSearch and research: Consider a range of options for online data collection and in a hands-on workshop with your peers. Led by Google Certified Teacher, Kyle Brumbaugh, you will learn about the features you may have missed in a keyword search using Google. Helpful image search and domain filters, more precise word choices, access to big data sets and ancient primary sources direct you to a complete understanding of your search topics. Bring your most complex research questions for colleagues and students to solve together. This workshop is appropriate for new to advanced online researchers.
Presenter: Kyle Brumbaugh, a lifelong educator, has had a variety of experiences using technology in education as a social sciences teacher, technology coordinator, vice principal and director of technology. He was also a California League of Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2007. Brumbaugh was one of the first 50 Google Certified Teachers and has led a variety of professional development sessions for Google, CUEtoYou, CLHS and MacWorld. He is a CUE Board of Directors member.

9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., Saturday, April 27
Kevin BrookhauserGoogle+ and Student Media: Google’s social networking platform provides immediate opportunities to engage students to online resources and live broadcasts. Come learn from Educast’s Kevin Brookhouser as he navigates interactive media features of G+ and the Grmr.me project in this hands-on session.
Presenter: Kevin Brookhouser is a humanities and technology teacher at York School, in Monterey. He is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, a Computer Using Educators (CUE) Lead Learner, and a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin is the founder of GRMR.ME, a resource that helps teachers and students tackle the most common writing errors.

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Saturday, April 27
James SandersVideo editing within YouTube:
Save time (and money) by editing video directly inside YouTube. Learn how to combine video footage from different sources (even mobile ones), add audio clips, insert transitions and create text effects. James Sanders will guide you through the features of YouTube’s Video Editor in this hands-on session. Prerequisite: Bring a video clip you have gathered during the conference and refine it for submission to the conference YouTube site!
Presenter: James Sanders is the Innovation Manager for KIPP Bay Area Schools, leading blended learning initiatives and technology integration for classrooms. Before joining the regional staff in 2012, James was a KIPP teacher in Los Angeles and San Francisco, notably one of the first educators to have a paperless classroom, run 100% online. James also served as a content advisor for the 2011 YouTube EDU program launch, overseeing the development of YouTube Teachers, YouTube for Schools, and K-12 content curation. Also in 2012, James Sanders co-founded ClassBadges.com, an online merit badge platform for project-based learning, alongside education visionaries Esther Wojcicki and Duncan Winter.

11 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., Saturday, April 27
Google+Google Office Hours: Walk in any time between 11 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Saturday to get your questions answered by Google Certified Teachers and others experienced in all things Google. Get ideas on how to put this technology to work in your media classroom. Want to ask your question now? Join us on G+.