Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Recently I presented a few workshops at the TIES 2010 Conference.  Here are the links to the presentations.

Would you like to have a Google Workshop at your school or district?  
Fill out this conference request form!

There were a few other Edina Teachers presenting at the TIES Conference and here are links to their presentations.


Also, congradulations to Mark Wallace and KC West for being the 2010 Edina TIES Exceptional Teachers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Edina Apps in the Elementary Classroom

Tomorrow I am giving a presentation to one of my Elementary School's that I support to encourage the teachers to use Edina Apps.  We call Google Apps for Education and Moodle Edina Apps in our district.

Here is the presentation I will be giving about how you can use Edina Apps in the Elementary Classroom.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer

This week I finally finished up my Google Apps for Education Certified Training. 
In order to be come a GAFE Certified Trainer you need to take a series of 6 exams on the topics of Google Apps for Education, Google Docs, Google Sites, Gmail, Google Calendar and Other Tools.  Once you finish the exams you need to produce a two minute video tutorial highlighting a feature in Google Apps for Education.

Here is my two minute tutorial on "Embedding Multiple Calendars on Google Sites."  Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Links of the Month

Molly's November Links of the Month 2010

Click here for November 2010 Links of the Month

Remember you can copy and paste any of the links of the month onto your own Google Classroom Site…click here for directions!

Highlights from this month…
1.    Edina Apps Spotlight- Google Docs

Here is a sneak peak...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Announcing the next Google Workshop for Educator and the first Google Apps for Education Workshop

Join us for the next Google Workshop for Educators
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
@ TIES Technology Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
Bring your own Laptop

Join us for the first Google Apps for Education Workshop
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
@ TIES Technology Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Bring your own Laptop

We can bring the Google Workshop for Education or the Google Apps for Education Workshop to you or your school district!
Please fill out this form to bring this professional development opportunity to you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Smilebox Teacher's Account

Smilebox, one of my favorite tools for digital scrapbooking, is now offering a Premium Account for all Teachers!

Share the Smiles in Your Classroom

The Smilebox Teacher’s Toolbox program is a teacher’s digital companion for creative classroom communication. Teacher’s Toolbox gives teachers at all grade levels an easy and creative way to safely share photos, videos, and classroom updates to students and parents. Smilebox is perfect for:
  • parent newsletters and updates
  • overviews of teaching units for at-home learning and modeling
  • award and merit certificates
  • performance and field trip scrapbooks
  • classroom activity slideshows
  • end-of-year photo albums and yearbooks
  • much, much more

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Google Geo Teacher's Institute

This July I was lucky enough to be accepted to attend the Google Geo Teacher's Institute at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.  

This professional development experience was designed by the Geo Education team at Google in order to inspire and teach teachers how to get the most from Google's Geo products and Technologies.  We got hands on experience with Google Earth, Sketch Up, Google Maps, Mars, Moon and Sky.   

There were many great presenters, break out sessions, events and people at the Google GTI, however the most inspiring part of the entire event was beging back at the Googleplex.  I first visited the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA in June of 2008 when I attended the Google Teacher's Academy and became a Google Certified Teacher.  Being invited back to Google was an exciting opportunity to continue learning about the amazing tools that Google has for students and educators.  A huge thanks to Tina on the Google Geo Education team for dreaming up this event.  Tina's 20% project on the Google Earth team was to begin a relationship with educators to partner with them in how to teach about geography using the Google Tools.  Recently, Tina's 20% project became her 80% project and there is a Geography Education Team at Google! 

A few highlights were...
  • The Google Geography Bee hosted by the one and only Alex Trebek
  • Michael Hathorn and his team of 5 students sharing their Building VT Google Earth and Sketch Up
  • Jerome Burg's presentation sharing Google Lit Trips
  • National Geographic's Giant Traveling Maps project
  • Networking with teachers from all over the world!
  • Learning from Tina and the Geo Education Team at Google
  • The Food!  Micro-Kitchens...enough said!
  • Being on the Google campus!
The main resource that we used for this experience is the Google Geo Teacher's Institute Site.  Feel free to use any of the resources.

I've been collecting the variety of resources that I've come across as it relates to Geography and the Google Tools here.  FollowMolly's Google Geography Tools

Jean Ozwald, Mahtomedi Media Specialist & Molly Schroeder, Edina Tech Integration Specialist

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ISTE Presentations and Schedule

The National Technology Education conference is happening in Denver, Colorado the week of June 26-30th. I'll be doing a few presentations throughout the conference. Here are the times, locations and resources.

Sunday, June 27th
Google Workshop for Educators

Google Teaching Theater
These presentations will take place at the Google Booth in the Exhibit Hall

June 28th @ 12:30pm

June 29th @ 3:30pm
Soaring to New Sites! Using Google Sites with teachers, students and administrators.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Announcing the Google Workshop for Educators 5-15-10

We are excited to announce the
Google Workshop for Educators
@ TIES May 15, 2010
$260 Lunch will be provided
TIES 1667 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108
Bring your own laptop!

Search, learn, share! Brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. The one day workshop includes a full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities including experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more ab
out the power of Google to drive student learning.

We are looking for creative participants (eager beginners to advanced) that have a desire to build on current skills and integrate relevant technology into the classroom. Participants should have a desire to collaborate online with other educators from the workshop and help support each other with questions and successes. Participants should bring their own ideas and be willing to look at big picture when pace is fast and dive into the relevant details during time set aside for application.

Quotes from GWE past participants…
“Thanks! By far the best and most beneficial technology workshop I've attended.” – Nicholas, ISD 138

This was a great workshop. I want more.....” – Cathy, Edina Public Schools

“This was fabulous! I'm excited about putting this to use with the teachers and students in my district.” –Penny, Orono School District

“All educators should have the opportunity to attend a GWE.” – GWE Participant, Hopkins, MN August 2009

I dreamt of google last night!! Wish it was Monday so I could start working with teachers on the amazing things I learned at the #gwevegas” @joleneanxalone via twitter.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Links of the Month

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a relaxing break! Here is a shorter Links of the Month for January!

Click here for Molly’s January Links of the Month

Remember you can copy and paste any of the links of the month onto your own Google Classroom Site…click here for directions!

Highlights this Month…

  1. Teacher Highlight: SCRATCH – Purdy and Plasch
  2. Brain Pop Movies of the Month
  3. Sites to Review the Decade