Media advisory: Student Google Summit at Harmony PS

October 10, 2018-This media advisory is about a student event at Harmony Public School.

Event details

WHAT: Student Google Summit for students in Grades 4-8

WHEN: Thursday, October 11 for students in Grades 6-8; and Friday, October 12, 2018 for students in Grades 4-5

WHERE: Harmony Public School, 626 Harmony Road, Corbyville

A Google Summit is a high intensity event that focuses on teaching, learning and integrating Google applications, such as Google Docs, Slides and Classroom, as well as other Google tools, for student learning in K-12 education. Students will participate in four learning sessions.

Student Google Summit Workshops

(students choose four)

Maps, Snaps and Chats: Be Safe, Savvy and Smart on those Apps

Get expert advice about being safe online and practical skills for being "social savvy." Learn about practices used by governments and celebrities when using social networks to build and protect a positive online image, and defend against cyber bullying and online trolls. Students will be introduced to exciting cutting edge technologies through hands-on activities and examples.

Tech'n it to the Natural Environment

Do you like to explore and examine the natural world? Are you interested in joining researchers and nature enthusiasts from across Canada in tracking rapid changes in our natural environment? Come explore the outdoors with a tech twist.

Who Am I? Developing Your Digital Portfolio

Discover yourself, explore your opportunities and share what matters in an interactive portfolio that stays with you from grade to grade.

Bots, Bricks and Bits

Solve challenges and create your own computer program by selecting and snapping together bits of code. These simple sequences of behaviour blocks will make bricks and bots move, spin, sing and blink.

Get Slides Savvy!

You may be familiar with Google Slides, but do you know how to really impress your teacher? We will look at Google Slides as a way to share your thinking and creativity so you can present like a pro! Learn tips and tricks to up your Google Slides game.

Old School Technology: Building Our Future Through Play

Did you know that your hands are connected to 70-80% of your brain? We will use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods to uncover solutions to challenges with technology. By using your hands and accessing your right and left brain, you will quickly learn how you know more than you think you know! Join us for music, Lego building, and hard fun!

Organization is a Thing!

Having trouble finding your homework? Can't remember where you saved that assignment? Time to get organized! Tips and tricks for organizing your files in Google Drive. You can do it!


Goals of the session: Every student logged in with R&W+Permission Enabled, Introduction to Text Speech, Introduction to Speech to Text, Introduction to Voice Notes, All students leaving with STT TTS Log In Cards.


9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome by Kim Myderwyk, Principal

Keynote speaker: Meera Moorthy, Student Trustee

Guest speakers:

Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education

Laina Andrews, Superintendent of Education

10:05 - 10:55 a.m. Session 1

11:05 - 11:55 a.m. Session 2

12:00 - 12:20 p.m. Recess

12:20 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch

12:50 - 1:50 p.m. Session 3

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Session 4

3:05 - 3:25 p.m. Closing Keynote

On-site contacts: Teachers Andrea Bird or Andrew Brown.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]