There is a growing interest across the country in Google Play for Education tablets and tablet management. In response, the Muskegon Area ISD is bringing in John Sowash, from Sowash Ventures, to presents two separate 1/2 day Google Play for Education workshops. The afternoon workshop is designed for tech support – the team who setup and configure the management of the devices in the Google Control Panel. The late afternoon/evening workshop is for the teachers who will be using the devices with students – with a focus on early elementary apps. These workshops are open to all as space allows. Please share as appropriate.
Google Play for Techs (click for flyer)
February 19, 2015, $50
Noon – 4:00 pm; registration 11:45 am (keep costs low, only afternoon snacks provided)
Google Play for Education Tablets are growing in popularity because of low cost and easy management. John Sowash from Sowash Ventures will guide tech staff as to the best strategies to deploy and manage Google Play for Education tablets. Learn how to provide teachers with rights to install and purchase content and directly manage the tablets in their classroom. Learn deployment strategies, important settings and best ways to support multiple students using a shared device. If you are responsible for supporting Google Play for Education Android tablets, this workshop is for you. A Google Play for Education compatible tablet is required. Access to the Google management console with managed of Google Play tablets is recommended. 3 SCECHs available pending approval.
Register at: bit.ly/googleplaytechs
Google Play for Teachers (click for flyer)
February 19, 2015 $60
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Registration at 4:15
Google Play for Education tablets are becoming a popular learning device in elementary classrooms. This beginner level workshop will help teachers get started using Google supported Android tablets to support student learning. Learn best practices for managing tablets whether you have tablet for every student or share tablets in a center. Learn how to find content (apps, books, movies) from the Google Play store and with appropriate rights, be able to install this content onto the tablets you manage. Explore the best resources to support your struggling students in reading, writing and math. John Sowash, from Sowash Ventures, will lead this workshop. Dinner will be provided. A Google Play for Education tablet is recommended. You are encouraged to also bring a laptop or Chromebook as an optional way to explore the Google Play store. 3 SCECHs available pending approval.
Register at: bit.ly/googleplayteachers