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Second Annual Google Apps Summit Takes Place At Morrison

The second annual Google Apps summit took place at Morrison on February 20th and 21st. During these two days, many people, including a lot of Morrison teachers, came to learn how to use the teaching tools that Google has to offer. Many times a month, Google hosts a two-day Google Apps for Education summit which emphasizes “deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.”

The sessions, each lasting an hour, came in three different levels: beginner, advanced, and admin panel. The beginner sessions included things like using Google Forms or Google sheets at a very basic level, there was also a beginner level class which introduced flipped classrooms. The advanced sessions included more extensive use of Google Drive apps and the use of Chromebooks for education. The admin level sessions, the most complex sessions, included things such as how to use Google Cloud Platform.

The primary focus of the Google Apps Summit is to educate on how to get the best use out of Google Apps for Education. Suan Yeo, a Google representative, has been a “Googler” for thirteen years, and has worked in seven different offices, five different countries, and three different product teams.