Monday, March 21, 2016

Bringing It Back: Key lessons shared by attendees of the 2016 Midwest Google Summit

If you read nothing else in this post, hear this point loud and clear!

Many teachers across the School District of Waukesha are on the leading edge when it comes to finding ways to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology.

From conversations with the SDW attendees of this year's Spring 2016 Midwest Google Summit, it was clear that many of the "new" tools and ideas presented at the conference had already taken hold in many of our classrooms. In fact, many of the lessons, tips, and tools shared by conference presenters are so much a part of the teaching and learning across Waukesha classrooms that SDW teachers were able to share unique perspectives and practical tips with presenters and other attendees on how to use the tools.  Impressive!

With that said, there is still so much value in hearing how other educators in other districts use these tools to support student learning. While our attendees had the privilege of going to the conference, we are determined to share some of our favorite tools and take-aways with our colleagues across the district.

To achieve this the team has put together a short video highlighting some of the key tips, tools, and take-aways from the Google Summit.  Enjoy!

(As always, if you'd like additional resources to learn about ANY of these tools or topics, feel free to connect with the Instructional Technology Coordinator team for support.)

Also, check out the presenters' resources from the conference here. You will have access to the same presentations and links shared in many of the sessions.