Google is conducting workshop for educators by introducing various education apps. The workshop will be organized in collaboration with InOpen, an IIT-Bombay spinoff. The ‘Google Education India Summit’ is a high intensity two day event 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 will be organized at American School of Bombay, (BKC, Mumbai) on December 1 and 2, 2012
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 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 network with the most influential and renowned educationalist from around the world.
Commenting on the association, 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.”