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Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google Tools

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Google’s suite of education-centered apps and services have many uses that allow us to create an interactive and engaging learning experience for our students. When used to the fullest, our students can use the Google tools to explore content, as well as create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand.

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into engaging learning experiences using the full Google Workspace, including: Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps. There is far more to using Google in the classroom than simply sharing a Google Doc with your students. Join us to learn more! Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Ben began his career as a history teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and coordinated the district’s iPad pilot program, redesigning the curriculum to effectively integrate the new technology. During this time, he developed a passion for sharing with other teachers exciting new ways to use technology in education.

That passion led Ben to be a national Instructor and presenter, allowing him to work with thousands of educators every year across the country. Now working for the Illinois Learning Technology Center, his focus is on helping schools and districts in Illinois leverage digital learning effectively. He has presented at regional and national conferences such as FETC, ISTE, ICE, and many more. He holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Technology Education Reform (University of Illinois) and a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education (University of Indianapolis).


July 21
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Illinois Valley Community College
815 N Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348 United States
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