Google to conduct workshops for educators for the first time in India


For the first time in India, Google is conducting workshop for Educators by introducing various Education apps. This is done in collaboration with InOpen which is a IIT Bombay spinoff. It is to be noted that IIT Bombay and InOpen have come up with Computer Science curriculum after 6 years of intensive research and are currently impacting more than 4,00,000 children.

The Google education Summit are high intensity two day events focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement in both K-12 and higher education. Events feature Google Certified Teachers and representatives from Google’s Apps for Education team.

The summit includes two keynote presentations from respected Googlers and other noted Educators. The summit will be two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. The Summit will be organized at American School of Bombay, (BKC, Mumbai) on December 1 and 2, 2012. The presenters will be conducting sessions on Deployment & Management of cloud apps for education. Some of the familiar ones are Google Docs.

The conference is open to attendees from around the globe. It offers unique and cost-effective advantages for all participants. The participants will get an opportunity to oknetwork with the most influential and renowned educationalist from around the world.

Commenting on the association, Mr. Rupesh Kumar Shah, CEO and Co-Founder, InOpen Technologies said, “The Google Apps for Edu Summit is being held in India for the first time. We had been talking with the Edtech team and Google about the possibility of hosting such a conference in India as we see a lot of potential for the use of Google Apps in school. The conference can be seen as an amazing opportunity to network with renowned educationalist from around the globe. We, as an organization, have been promoting Google Apps through our books, trainings and summer camps. We have conducted sessions on cloud computing, where we present demos on how we can collaborate in real time from distant locations using Google Docs. We do see a lot of potential in setting up classrooms powered by Google Apps and we see this conference adding as a giant step in that direction.”

According to the Edtech team at Google, already 1.5 lakh businesses in India are using Google Apps and now the focus is to target schools. The focus is to deploy, integrate and use Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement in both K-12 and higher education.

Mark Wagner, CEO of the Edtech team has been conducting the Google Apps summit across the globe. He describes his experience this way, “There was plenty of networking time throughout the two days, and it was so nice to walk around and hear conversations about the issues, initiatives, ideas, and passions amongst educators from around the region and beyond. Nexus 7 tablets were being explored, there was a lab of Chromebooks that educators got to play with during sessions, and partnerships and collaborations were brewing right alongside the morning coffee. The hallway was full of the event’s sponsors, including Wikispaces, Schoology, Haiku LMS, Cloudlock, and Jordan Pedraza from the Google Apps EDU team, all ready to share how their products worked with Google Apps for Education and answer questions from folks.”

According to the Google Apps for Edu summits participants, the conference is “Best professional development” course for them. They learn, they explore new technology and network with educators from around the world.

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