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

Webinar Training Calendar Announced

The 2012- 2013 Google Apps Training Webinar Calendar has been announced and is ready for participant sign up. Go to to sign up! Trainings are free and last about 1 hour. Trainer : Laura Nickerson PDU : 1 hour per session

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

G Douglas Bundy

g bundy

G Douglas Bundy saw Star Wars in 1977 at the Westgate Theater when he was 4. He is a native Oregonian and has been to a ninja temple.  He has been involved in education as a student, instructor, or teacher since he was 6.  The current chapter of his professional teaching life is at Raleigh Hills K-8 in Portland Oregon where he endeavors to inspire students through technology and the arts with… Read More

Michelle Doring

michelle doring

I teach bilingual kindergarten and Title I Reading intervention for grades 1-5 at Ash Creek Elementary School in Monmouth, Oregon. I love working with Google Apps for Education and have spent the last few years exploring how to incorporate these versatile tools in the primary classroom. I am passionate about modeling appropriate and creative uses of technology for my students. Through the ORVSD I am also able to train and collaborate with… Read More

Cindy Etherton

Cindy Etherton

I am passionate about providing learning opportunities for students using technology throughout my career as a teacher involving 1st through 8th Graders.  I have infused Google Apps in my current middle school classes in Albany for several years.  I am an enthusiastic learner ready to integrate new ideas and grow along side both teachers and students. Contact You can find me on Google+ or Twitter (EthertonC). Resources TechTips (a warehouse of technology integration… Read More

Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins is a former secondary education instructor, staff developer, and coach who joined the OETC team in 2008. Since becoming the Instructional Programs Coordinator, he has had the pleasure of supporting, collaborating and integrating effective technology programs (such as Oregon Virtual School District, Oregon EdTech Cadre, Understanding Moodle, Qwest/ODE Regional grants for teachers). In addition, he was chosen to administer the 2010 Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) in Portland, Oregon. Along with a deep desire and… Read More

Lynn Lary (aka “Pokey”)

lynn lary

Lynn is the instructional technology specialist and media library coordinator for the Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, Oregon. Her focus is on helping teachers implement easy to use technologies — especially those that are freely available or currently exist in the classroom — so that teachers can immediately apply what they learn. On a personal note, Lynn is a self-avowed Google geek and the “Ten Star Turtle” is her all-time favorite Geocache…. Read More