For the second year in a row the conference sold out, doubling in size to over 600 in attendance. This year a "pre-conference" day was added featuring full and half day breakout sessions to provide an opportunity to go deeper with various Google tools and teaching styles. Sessions on project based learning, the flipped classroom, Google Drive, Chromebooks, and more were offered. Every session was filled.
The best part of the miGoogle conference is that it is a Michigan conference. Planned by Michigan organizations, sessions led by Michigan teachers, and even many of the sponsors are Michigan based companies. It's a great time to be in Michigan!
I had the opportunity to delivery the keynote address to open day 2 of the conference and made a case that we, as classroom teachers, should be training "dot connectors" instead of encouraging students to be "dot collectors." My slide-deck and a [partial] recording of my talk can be accessed here.
Five sessions were featured throughout the day. These sessions showcase some of Michigan's best presenters and hottest Google topics. You can watch recordings of these sessions here.
If you weren't able to make it to the conference this year, you can still benefit from the learning by checking out the resources posted on these session pages. You can also look at the #migoogle hashtag for lots of links
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