The Google Infused Classroom

Holly Clark

Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since the year 2000. Presently she consults with schools internationally on building both the culture and strategy to support and inspire innovative teaching- including powerful technology integration and design thinking protocols. Holly has taught in both independent and public schools  and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat. She authors a popular education blog: and gives keynotes to audiences world wide. You can follow her on twitter at @HollyClarkEdu 

The MasterClass

In this hands-on and high energy masterclass, we will look at some of the most popular and simple tools that can be used to amplify teaching and learning in the classroom.  While tools are important, understanding the pedagogical ways we can use them to transform teaching is even more critical, and this masterclass will lay out a path for allowing teachers and students to make meaning of content. By the end of the day, educators will have learned how to better use technology to support and amplify the learning experiences in their classrooms. 

This masterclass will be built around the learning framework that helps educators make student thinking and learning visible, allows teachers to hear from every student and gives students a way to meaningfully share their work.

The session will include a look at 

  • Formative Assessment Ideas
  • Differentiated Instruction Techniques
  • Demonstrations of Learning 
  • Reflection Ideas

Come prepared to create a lesson (or PD) from start to finish using the ideas presented in this workshop.

Additional Speaking:

Keynote: Meet Generation Z

Our students are the first real digital natives - born into a world with computers, smartphones and tablets.  The problem is they are tech dependent but not tech savvy, and we must teach them the ways in which they can amplify their learning using the tools of technology.  This fun and story-filled keynote will look at how we can make three simple tweaks to our instructional practices to better meet their needs and improve teaching in learning in the classroom.

Sessions are In order of Popularity

A Class Infused with Questions

Empowering students to ask their own questions can be game changing in the classroom . This one small shift can help our students become better thinkers and problem-solvers. In this session, you will learn a powerful Question Formulation Technique for helping students become better questioners, metacognitive learners and become more engaged in their own learning.

Critical Thinking and the Web -Search Strategies in a Google Infused World

With such an abundance of information available it is critical that we develop some norms around searching and information literacy. In this session, we look at the search skills students need to acquire in order to become information literate. From top level search strategies to helping student learn how to effectively validate information.

The Google Infused Classroom - Checks for Understanding

It's time we stop talking about technology and start focusing on how technology can improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. In this session, we will examine how we can use some fun tools to create powerful checks for understanding. This session will focus on Flipgrid and Socrative.

Let’s Solve That Problem!

Hexagonal thinking promotes critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving. In this hands-on and fun session participants will engage in the hexagonal thinking process and dissect how it can be used in the classroom to promote the 4 C’s of collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.

Making Thinking Visible with SeeSaw

This session, for elementary and intermediate teachers, will introduce you to the SeeSaw app.. We will look at how we can use SeeSaw to make student thinking and learning visible and create journals of learning that can empower the student reflective process.  SeeSaw is available as both on iOS and Chrome.

The Google Infused Classroom - Demonstrations of Learning

It's time we stop talking about technology and start focusing on how technology can improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. In this session, we will examine how we can create powerful demonstrations of learning using apps like Book Creator and Adobe Spark.

New for 2018

Let The Students Talk!

Student voice is more than just letting students talk it’s about allowing them to take ownership of their learning. In this session, we look at three ways you can help students develop their voice and begin to understand their strengths and passions as learners.

Social Learning

In this session, we will look at what social learning is and how its being amplified using the App FlipGird. Even if you already use Flipgrid, come learn some great ways other teachers are using this in the classroom and stay up to date with ideas and strategies.

Visible Understandings

In this session we are going to look at how you can use two amazing apps Book Creator and Adobe Spark to create meaningful demonstrations of learning.