To Chrome or Not To Chrome

In this session we will look at how and why to use Google Chrome as your web browser. We will discover some of the features that can make educators' life easier. We will also have time set aside to browse the Chrome Browser Web Store to look for free apps for education, as well as other great tools. My educational experience covers over 30 years in education as a teacher, principal, a director of technology, and an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in a County Office of Education of about 45,000. I have also directed five statewide technology projects for the California Department of Education, and have done consulting work for the Department of Education in Arkansas and Louisiana. These projects have ranged in scope from how to enhance early reading through technology to what school and district leaders need to know to lead 21st Century schools. I was on the original writing team to assist ISTE with the technology standards for administrators. I was one of 8 educators from the United States selected to attend the Edu-Summit in the Netherlands in 2009 and again in Paris in 2011. I was also one of five persons from the United States to present at the Global EdTech Conference in Dubai, UAE in 2011. Being a strong believer in Open Educational Resources, I was invited to attend the OER Congress hosted at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. In the fall of 2012, I was invited to present at ICL (Interactive Conference on Computer Aided Learning) in Villach, Austria and at the Google Education Summit in Prague, Czech Republic and Bangkok, Thailand. My passion is that our students are prepared for the 21st century in which they are entering. I will continue to work with school and district leadership to help reach that goal.