SA teachers – Invitation from Google to the Google for Education Innovation Tour at the Eastern Cape & Western Cape


This looks AMAZING especially if you are interested in finding out more about how to use Google in your classroom.

“Dear Administrators, IT Leaders, Academic Heads of Schools, Universities, FET and TVET Colleges

You are invited to attend one of our Innovation Tours in either East London or Cape Town in October 2014!  It is a one-day event where we will share ideas about Google for Education from both the technical and academic points of view. Our GEG Team would also be available to discuss professional development.

Event Overview:

  • Learn how Google for EDU is bringing South African educational institutions online, transforming the way students, learners and staff use technology.
  • Google Apps technical implementation, integration and deployment topics.
  • Google for Education Academic & Teaching ideas and hands-on activities.
  • You are welcome to bring your own device.
  • Chromebooks will be available for you to try out.

We would like to invite 2 IT/Management and 2 Academic staff from each organization. There is no cost to attend. We will be hosting more of these events in other provinces as well, later this year and early next year.

Eastern Cape

Where: Selborne Primary School, Crewe Rd, East London, Eastern Cape

When: Monday, 20 October 2014

8:45 – 4:30 (followed by a cocktail reception)

Western Cape

Where: Double Tree, 31 Brickfield Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape

When: Friday, 24 October 2014, 8:45 – 4:30 (followed by a cocktail reception)

RSVP: By completing this form or copy and paste this link in a web-address bar to complete the form:

We look forward to meeting with you!

Programme Overview

Morning Session

  • Pre-Registration (online via forms)
  • Google for Education Overview
  • Guide to Going Google
    • Getting Education Online
    • Infrastructure/Access Guide Overview
    • Change Management – Change Management  – Staff, Learners, Parents / Community, Policy, Access, and so on.
  • Communities – GDG, GBG, GEG
  • Panel discussion & knowledge sharing – from R-12 to Higher Ed.

Afternoon Session

Select one of the streams you would like to attend

  • Stream 1 – GfE Technical Toolkit focus
  • Stream 2 – GfE Academic & Teaching ideas

Tentative Agenda

Stream 1 – Technical Toolkit focus

Audience: Developer & ICT leads

60mins: Admin Panel Demo

  • Organizational Units
  • Activating Applications
  • Security & Domain Control
  • Device Management

60mins: Infrastructure for the Connected Classroom

  • Elements of Infrastructure
  • Internet Connectivity Requirements
  • Working Offline

45mins: Google for EDU API  & Integration

  • The Admin SDK
  • Google Apps Script
  • APIs & Sample Use Cases

Stream 2 – Academic & Teaching Focus

Audience:  Teachers / Academic  Staff

90mins: Hands-on workshop: Google for EDU apps

  • Document Management – Drive, Docs, Sheets
  • Managing Teams – G+, Groups, Forms
  • Managing Classes : Classroom

30mins: Professional Development

  • Google Educator Groups
  • Certifications

60mins: Connected Classrooms

  • Overview
  • Google Hangouts on Air
  • The ‘Youtube’ factor

Kind Regards

Google for EDU Team”

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