Winning Ways to use Google Apps in your Library


OASL Conference – October 2011
Google CA Summit – July 2012

Got Books?  Using Technology to promote Children’s / YA Literature

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Reach your upper elementary or teen audience with creative ways that promote reading and Children’s / Young Adult literature using free or open-source technology tools

ISTE Poster Session 6/2011 Philadephia, PA
ISTE Poster Session 6/2012 San Diego, CA
Google CA Summit 7/ 2012 (Got Books?  with Google tools)

VoiceThread for sharing and collaboration


Innovative Learning Conference 10/2008 – San Jose, CA
Northwest Council for Computer Education 2/2009, 2/2010 – Portland, OR, Seattle WA
National Educational Computing Conference 6/2009 – Washington, DC
Oregon School Library Association – 10/2009 Portland, OR
International Society of Technology in Education 6/2010, 6/2011 Denver, Co, Philadelphia PA

Come learn how educators are using VoiceThread to empower students, encourage collaboration and provide an authentic audience for presenting school projects.  This session includes hands-on training with this FREE Web 2.0 tool, practical integration tips and real classroom examples from Grades 3-12

What is a PLN and Why Do I Need One?

Presentation and website:

NCCE 2010  2/2010, 2/2011 Seattle Wa, Portland OR

Learn how having a PLN (personal learning network) can enhance your own learning and teaching. See how educators are using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Classroom 2.0, Skype and other online tools to connect with other technology-loving teachers

Google Apps vs. Google Tools


Northwest Council for Computer Education 2/2009, 2/2010 – Portland, OR, Seattle WA

You’ve heard the buzz about Google tools – Docs & Spreadsheets, Maps and Sites.  A Google Certified Teacher will share real classroom examples of how Google tools can encourage communication and collaboration.  Find out which ones are right for you and what options are available in “Google Apps for Education”.

Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers


Northwest Council for Computer Education 2/2009, 2/2011 – Portland, OR (3hr workshop)
National Catholic Education Association 4/2009 – Anaheim, CA
Clackamas EdTech Cadre – 3/2011 Clackamas, OR
Catholic School Educators – 8/2012

Come learn how you can use the FREE Google tools to encourage collaboration in your classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will share multiple examples of how MS/HS school teachers are integrating Google shared docs & spreadsheets, Google Maps and the new Google sites into their curriculum. Great for beginners!

Engaging  Students with Authentic Technology Projects

Handouts located at:

Instructional Technology Strategies Conference – 2/2008 –  Portland, OR
Northwest Council for Computer Education – 3/2008 – Seattle, WA

Embrace 21st century strategies to create an instructional learning environment that moves away from teaching isolated computer skills towards an integrated thematic approach. Come learn how you can combine everyday productivity tools with Web 2.0 to support curriculum integration and collaboration.


I am co-founder of edcampPDX – an  unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants.

Dates:  August 2011, October 2011, February 2012, August 2012

Podcasting tutorial


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