Friday March 17, 2017
The AppsEvents Support Staff Bootcamp allows non-teachers to take their G Suite skills to the next level. Designed for beginner to intermediate users, the day is made up of five sessions and culminates in an activity which allows the creation of something staff will be able to use the next day.
Session 1 - Level Up in Gmail, Hangouts and Calendar
Email getting you down? Calendar invites coming out of your ears? Learn how to be more organised in Gmail by organising and filtering unwanted email so that you can focus on what really matters. Find out tips and tricks for creating and managing events in Calendar to make your days run super smoothly.
Session 2 - Soar with Forms
Google Forms is always a favourite amongst educational support staff. In this session we’ll discover why they are truly transformative, as well as diving into added functionality to supercharge your existing Forms.
Session 3 - Get Geeky with Sheets
Spreadsheets can appear scary and daunting, but after this session you’ll feel like a pro. Find out about formulas like IMPORTRANGE to help you spend more time getting things done and less time copying and pasting.
Session 4 - Google Chrome and Extensions
Make your life easier by separating your work and personal accounts, as well as use some nifty extensions to add helpful features.
Session 5 - Create Something Today for Tomorrow
Use the skills you’ve learned today to create something awesome which will help in your day to day work from tomorrow! The trainer will help the whole group with their individual projects so that you get the most out of the bootcamp.
Session 6 - Quiz the Trainer
Still looking for help with a problem you’ve been agonising over for a while? Quiz the trainer and have everybody benefit from your question.
Bootcamp Leader, Dean Stokes
Dean is a Google Certified Teacher and authorised Education Trainer. He has represented Google by speaking at their BETT stand, filming teacher tips videos for their YouTube channel, presenting a session at Edu on Air and being featured in a case study. He started teaching in 2007 and currently takes responsibility for training staff and developing the use of technology for learning at a secondary school in England.
Dean believes that Google Apps for Education has the power to transform the way schools work across the world by improving efficiency and streamlining workflows not just in the classroom but also in back office operations.You can find out more about Dean’s latest projects on his blog.