Thursday, 11 July 2013

Calling for presenters at the Google Summit in Cape Town – a great incentive involved!


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Greetings from the South Africa Google in Education planning committee. Recently, we announced the first annual Google in Education South Africa Summit to be hosted by SchoolNet South Africa and Parklands College  on Sep. 26th and 27th, 2013.  Registration is now open! We’re especially excited to announce William Florance from Google to keynote our event. Here is a link to the event website with all of the information: za.gafesummit.com

Request for presenters

We are hoping that you would be interested in presenting at the Google Apps Summit. If you are interested, please take a look at a few of the session titles listed below (differentiated in levels of expertise) and fill out this form sharing your interest in presenting.  Each of the sessions will be one hour in length and should engage the participants as much as you can. We encourage our participants to bring a device to engage with the topics and presentations. We will provide you with a projector and a screen, however you need to bring your own laptop for your presentation. Participants will also have WiFi to follow along with your presentation.
Please fill out this Request with the title and description of your session. It will also ask for some biography information. Request for Presenters

You do not have to stick to a title of ideas from the list below, it is just a list of suggested topics.  If you have another session that you would be interested in sharing that is not on the list, please feel free to add your own presentation and description.  We will have a lot of sessions throughout the two day conference so feel free to fill out the form more than once if you would be willing to share more than one presentation.

If you know of anyone else that would be a great presenter at the Summit, please forward this email on to them. Please submit your presentation proposals by August 1st.  We will be in touch with you shortly after to let you know more about the schedule for your presentation(s).  

Compensation to presenters
For compensation, you will receive a complimentary registration to the two-day conference (a R2000+ value) and be able to work closely with this amazing group of Googlers and presenters.  We sincerely hope that you will accept the invitation to present to make this a successful professional development event for all.


If you have any questions, please let us know. Please forward this email on to others you think might be interested in presenting at the Summit.


Ideas for presentations
As mentioned, these are just ideas. If you have something else relating to Google that you would like to present please submit your idea with your application.
  
Strands
· Technical
· Beginner- Getting Going with Google
· Intermediate- Gear Up with Google Apps
· Advanced- Getting Geeky with Google
· Administrators
· Higher Ed
 
Technical Strands
· Technical Deployment of Google Apps for Education
· Google Apps for Education Dashboard
· Security, Archiving and Managing Google Apps for Education
· The Guide to Going Google- Deploying Google Apps at your School

Beginner- Sessions will be labeled “Getting Going”
· Getting Going with Google Apps for Education Overview
· Getting Going with Google Earth
· Getting Going with Google Chrome
· Getting Going with YouTube for Schools
· Getting Going with Student use of Google Apps for Education
· The Guide to Going Google- Deploying Google Apps at your School

Intermediate- Sessions will be labeled “Gearing Up”
· Gearing Up with Google Forms and Scripts
· Gearing Up: Creating a Personalized Google Map
· Gearing Up: Building tours with Google Earth
· Gearing Up: Even More- Picasa, Blogger, Reader and Voice
· Gearing Up: Chromebook Classroom
· Gearing Up: Google Voice in the Classroom
· Gearing Up: Google Apps for Administrators
· Gearing Up with Advanced Google Search
· Gearing Up: Change Management with Google Apps for Education
· Gearing Up: Getting Creative with Picasa and other photo editing apps

Advanced- Sessions will be labeled “Getting Geeky:
· Getting Geeky with Google Lit Trips & Google Earth
· Getting Geeky: Becoming a Chrome Ninja
· Getting Geeky with Google Apps Scripts
· Getting Geeky with Google Forms and Scripts
· Getting Geeky with Google Spreadsheet Magic
· Getting Geeky with Fusion Tables

See you there! Early bird rates for applications apply till the end of July.

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