Karl RiversOn Saturday 9th of May I’ll be speaking at Google Education on Air, a free online conference hosted by Google demonstrating the latest Google technologies for schools.

The conference runs from May 8th-9th and to get involved all you need is a web browser and an Internet connection.

During the session I’ll be talking about why we went for Chromebooks and Google Apps in our school, how we did it, and how these new technologies are being used in the classroom. Whether you’re a school leader, teacher, administrator, parent, student or just someone who cares about education, I hope you can join us!

Here’s the agenda for the two days:

Day 1: Leading the future
On Friday, May 8 from 10am-3pm EST, hear from educators, students and business leaders on the topic of leadership in education. Short keynotes and panels will help answer the question “how do we prepare our students for a future that is ever-changing?” Topics will include creating student ownership, leading change and fostering innovation in schools.

Day 2: Shaping the classroom today
On Saturday, May 9, join any of the 90+ sessions, run by educators for educators and held throughout the day across time zones. These sessions are designed to help you immediately in your school. We’ll have tracks for four groups: teachers, leaders, IT and general interest. Topics will include supporting literacy in early learners, successful device deployment and empowering digital citizens.

I’ll be posting details about how you can access the conference nearer to the time. In the meantime, check out the Google for Education blog for more information.

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Karl is an award winning Director of IT for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, based near London, England. He has been working in education for more than ten years and founded ClassThink in 2013 to share technology best practice with other schools. In 2014 he won the NAACE Impact Award for support services in schools, and writes edtech articles for Education Executive Magazine.

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