Google for Education Playground: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking

Location: Room Park View Lobby

Explore and create

[Explore and create : Playground]

Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Location: Room Park View Lobby

John Bailey   Dr. Christopher Craft   Jennie Magiera   Connor Regan   Lisa Thumann  
Learn about Google for Education at hands-on stations and from short presentations by Google Certified Innovators and Google Certified Trainers.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: All devices MUST have the Google Chrome browser installed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Students : Empowered learner
Students : Knowledge constructor

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This Playground will allow participants to get hands-on experience with Google Apps for Education and Google devices to allow them to increase productivity, collaboration and access for information for both themselves and their students. Hands on stations as well as short presentations will be offered. We will gauge success by the interactions of participants will playground leaders.


Google Apps for Education as well as Google for Education devices such as Chromebooks and Android tablets will be explored.
An approximately even amount of time for each component will be explored throughout the duration of the playground.
Participants will be engaged through hands-on exploration tables as well as short presentations.
We plan to have:
- a Small presentation area, with a projector and speakers and seating for about 10
- a Larger presentation area, with a projector and speakers and seating for about 20
- 6 exploration tables with a speakers and a screen ready to be hooked up to a device via VGA

Supporting research



John Bailey, Google

Dr. Christopher Craft, EdTechTeam

Jennie Magiera, EdTechTeam

Connor Regan, Google

Connor serves as Program Manager for Be Internet Awesome, a new program from Google designed to help teach kids how to be safe, confident explorers of the online world. The program includes resources for parents (like our Internet Awesome Family Pledge), a robust curriculum for educators, and Interland, an adventure-packed online game for students. Be Internet Awesome is free for all; no Google Account or sign-in required. The program has been granted the Seal of Alignment by ISTE. Learn more at

Lisa Thumann, EdTechTeam

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June 25-28, 2017

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