Need training for 21st Century skills?

Is your school or district looking for help with training for 21st Century skills? The Goodwill Community Foundation’s website provides over 250 free tutorials on a variety of 21st Century topics including email, spreadsheets, social media, iPads and Google tools, as well as some basic tutorials on reading, math and job search skills.

Google Summit 2013

Mt Hood hike

The Google Summit is a **free** event taking place on Oregon’s Statewide Inservice Day. This year, the Google Summit will be at Westview High School in Beaverton, Oregon from 8:00am-3:30pm on October 11. This is a call for both presenters and participants. Please sign up with the following form: Visit for relevant information. Sessions are meant to be informational and include hands-on practice or question time for participants. Photo credit: Boots… Read More

April 19, 2013 Mid-Valley Google Roadshow

2013 Mid-Valley Google Roadshow ~ Willamette ESD ~ Salem, OR Michelle Doring, ORVSD Trainer   “Do you have a website?” I’ve asked that question more times than I can count! It seems like in our culture nothing is “legit” without a website. My husband and I are buying a house and it seems like through every step of the process from choosing a Realtor to buying all new appliances, we have been checking websites for just… Read More

Google Apps to Flip your Classroom

Google Apps to Flip your Classroom April 9th 8-9pm on WebEx Go to ORVSD WebEx Meeting Page  Select attend a meeting Select:Google Apps to Flip your Classroom Use the following information to join the meeting Meeting number:   492 939 090 Meeting password:   llnickgoogle Access notes for this training in advance at the following link. You will have the best experience if you have a working microphone and speakers/headphones to interact,… Read More

Google Apps in the Primary Classroom

2012 Oregon Google Summit ~ Rock Creek Middle School ~ Room C101 9:45-11:00 am Michelle Doring, ORVSD Trainer   Welcome! It’s so exciting to be here at the 2012 Oregon Google Summit with over 300 educators exploring the vast array of powerful tools that Google offers to school districts for free. I’m always so inspired by the neat opportunities for student collaboration, revision, and authentic assessments. Then, I remember that I work with… Read More

DIY eBooks with Google Presentations

2012 Oregon Google Summit ~ Rock Creek Middle School ~ Room C205 1:45-3:00 pm Michelle Doring, ORVSD Trainer   Welcome! eBooks are all the rage with kids these days, and rightfully so! As a voracious reader I often find it convenient to be able to access my reading materials in a variety of formats in a variety of places. I’ll often have a copy of the same book in paperback on my… Read More

Google Apps Intro Video

light bulb slide

I have used this video over and over this summer. It’s a great introduction to Google Docs — it features collaboration, comments, sharing, and revision history all in a two-minute package. Well done, Google.

Laura Nickerson

laura nickerson

I am a Science teacher and coach at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls, OR.  I love all things Google and am available for any type of Google Training  your district might need! I have been a Technology Coach and webmaster for the past 6 years. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my children.  I am hosting this year’s ORVSD  4 O’Clock Tech Talk in January.  Check it out!   My motto… Read More

Calendars to the Rescue!

Mid-Valley Google Apps Spring Roadshow ~ Madrona Room 9:15-10:30 am Michelle Doring, ORVSD Trainer   Good Morning! Please sign in using the following form: “Why I love Google Calendar” a.k.a “How Google Calendar Saved my Job” Setting Up Your Calendar: Sharing & Embedding: Curricular Applications Try it Out!

April 2 Training Resources for North Marion School District

On Monday, April 2, 2012 I presented a series of workshops on Google Apps for Education in North Marion School District. Here are the links to the resources we used: Handout Document This is a LONG document! Use the table of contents on the first page to jump to the section you’re looking for. At the end of each section are training resources (including a link to the Common Craft video we… Read More