Google Technical Collaborative /

Overview:

Through Amplified IT, school districts across North America are joining a collaborative partnership which provides a platform to learn and share the latest updates, technical approaches, challenges and lessons learned surrounding Google for Education and Chrome devices.

The Google for Education Technical Collaborative reflects our common goal of implementing technology in schools in the most responsible and impactful ways. Collaborating together elevates our abilities and leverages our collective weight. Together we can facilitate more value for our schools and most importantly our students and teachers. Amplified IT is eager to facilitate discussions and lead training to drive improvements while the focus of the Collaborative is determined by its members.

Member Benefits /

Monthly Live Stream Events

Online Discussion Community

Member Discounts

Collaborative Contributor /

Regional technical meetups

In select states and provinces the Amplified IT team will lead in person meetups with collaborative members and the Google EDU Team. These are full day meetups where you can immerse your team in focused discussions. We’ll cover deep dive trainings on best practices within the G Suite admin console, and work within the group to discover common challenges or share innovative solutions.

Upcoming Events /

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – December 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – December 2022

December 13th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

December 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. Join us for a look at Google updates, their impact, and what admin actions admins need to take.

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Collaborative — December Deep Dive: Chrome Corner: Common Questions & In The Weeds

Collaborative — December Deep Dive: Chrome Corner: Common Questions & In The Weeds

December 1st, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Chrome Corner: Common Questions & In The Weeds

In this session, we’ll start with higher-level common Chrome questions, but then also descend into the weeds for more complicated, detailed work. Come along as we journey through the hundreds of Chrome settings and ask “what is this?” and “is this new?”. This deep dive will be less “training” and more “geek-out work group”.

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Collaborative Product Showcase: Teq – Give Educators the Gift of Time And Money!

Collaborative Product Showcase: Teq – Give Educators the Gift of Time And Money!

November 17th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

NAGTC Product Showcase: Teq - Give Educators the Gift of Time and Money!

A New Discount for NAGTC Members! Lindsey Kane from Teq will discuss how using OTIS for Educators for your PD needs will gift your educators untold time and resources. Teachers agree that one-off PD experiences are not effective, yet over 50% of teachers say that’s exactly what they receive -- and 12% say they received NO PD on edtech in the past year! Address these issues and more with an easy to implement and affordable solution from Teq: OTIS for Educators!

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – November 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – November 2022

November 15th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

November 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. Join us for a look at Google updates, their impact, and what admin actions admins need to take.

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Collaborative — November Deep Dive: Getting Started with GAM

Collaborative — November Deep Dive: Getting Started with GAM

November 3rd, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Getting Started with GAM

Have you ever asked “Can I do this in the admin console?” only to find that the answer is “No, but you can do it in GAM”? What even is GAM? Come to this session to learn what GAM is, how to install GAM in your Google Cloud Platform, and how to leverage some of its handiest commands to save you unimaginable amounts of time!

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – October 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – October 2022

October 18th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

October 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. Join us for a look at Google updates, their impact, and what admin actions admins need to take.

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Collaborative — October Deep Dive: Getting a Grasp on your Google Groups

Collaborative — October Deep Dive: Getting a Grasp on your Google Groups

October 6th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Getting a Grasp on your Google Groups

Google Groups have gained incredible functionality as of late, including even the ability to configure services and settings by Group. But are your Groups ready? In this session, we review Google Groups best practices, round up all Google Group updates over the past few years, and dive into Group review and cleanup. By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of the full administrative power of Google Groups, and how they can help you manage your own domain!

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – September 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – September 2022

September 20th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

September 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. Join us for a look at Google updates, their impact, and what admin actions admins need to take.

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Collaborative — September Deep Dive: Google Updates Replay: The Apptacular Edition

Collaborative — September Deep Dive: Google Updates Replay: The Apptacular Edition

September 1st, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Google Updates Replay: The Apptacular Edition

In this month’s Deep Dive, we review the big app-related updates from the last few months. From Classroom Add-Ons, to Marketplace Allowlists by OU, to the game changer update of configuring Chrome apps and extensions by Group - we’ll cover it all!

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – August 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – August 2022

August 16th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

August 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. Join us for a look at Google updates, their impact, and what admin actions admins need to take.

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Collaborative — August Deep Dive: Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals – Admin Best Practices

Collaborative — August Deep Dive: Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals – Admin Best Practices

August 4th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals - Admin Best Practices

The Admin Console has thousands of policy settings and controls. Do you have them all set correctly for your K-12 environment? In this session we will look at common pitfalls and best practices for getting your domain setup to educational best practices for staff and students.

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – July 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – July 2022

July 19th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

July 2022: Google Monthly Updates

North American Google Technical Collaborative (NAGTC) Google Updates - This stream is for members of the NAGTC. A look at Google updates, their impact, and what actions admins need to take are discussed.

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Collaborative — Product Showcase: Little SIS – Your admin console for Google Classroom

Collaborative — Product Showcase: Little SIS – Your admin console for Google Classroom

July 14th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

NAGTC Product Showcase: Little SIS - Your admin console for Google Classroom

Come learn how Little SIS can help you and your admins be successful with implementing Google Classroom. I’ll go over the insights and metrics you and your school staff can see for your Classroom usage, as well as actions you can take. I’ll also do a high-level demo of the Little SIS Premium (the classroom syncing) portion of our tool, which allows you to create classrooms for teachers, and sync rosters and guardians.

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Collaborative — July Deep Dive: Preparing for back to school Google Admin Checklist

Collaborative — July Deep Dive: Preparing for back to school Google Admin Checklist

July 7th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Preparing for back to school Google Admin Checklist

In the last session of our 3-part summer series, we prepare for teachers coming back and the eventual rush of the first day of school. We continue on our Google Admin tasks journey by diving into User and Classroom provisioning, Chromebook deployment and getting ready for staff training.

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – June 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – June 2022

June 21st, 2022

For Collaborative Members

June 2022: Google Monthly Updates + Anywhere School Recap

The June Google Updates Stream — Where we heard from Carl Behmer and the recap of the Anywhere School announcements but first explore Shared Drives in their own OUs, Chrome Audit Logs finally get data and did you see Google's email about your "official" account storage total and timeline? It's not necessarily July 1st, 2022!

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Collaborative Live Watch Party – The Anywhere School 2022

Collaborative Live Watch Party – The Anywhere School 2022

June 7th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Collaborative Live Watch Party - The Anywhere School 2022

We will be hosting an exclusive Collaborative Live Watch Party during Google’s The Anywhere School event on June 7th from 1pm to 1:45pm EST. The Watch Party will be held virtually on Google Meet during the Google event and we’ll be reacting live to the announcements.

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Collaborative — June Deep Dive: Google Admin Summer Tasks

Collaborative — June Deep Dive: Google Admin Summer Tasks

June 2nd, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Collaborative Deep Dive: Google Admin Summer Tasks

We continue on our Google Admin tasks journey in this session. Last month we talked about end-of-the-year tasks and now we get geared up for “summer tasks”. A focus will be reviewed on Chromebook inventory clean-up and enrollment, account rollover, and user and data clean-up. Hands-on examples of making these tasks easier will be explored.

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Collaborative — Partner Showcase: Lightspeed – Understanding how to maximize the success of online educational resources & student safety

Collaborative — Partner Showcase: Lightspeed – Understanding how to maximize the success of online educational resources & student safety

May 24th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

NAGTC Partner Showcase: Lightspeed - Understanding how to maximize the success of online educational resources & student safety

With rising learning gaps, student safety concerns, and the need for actionable data, visibility into your student’s online activity is more important than ever. Join Lightspeed Systems for a session on leveraging their suite of technologies to ensure student safety, efficacy of online learning, and using data analytics to help close the learning gap. The presentation will cover content filtering, classroom management, student safety management, analytics, and device management.

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Collaborative Google Updates Stream – May 2022

Collaborative Google Updates Stream – May 2022

May 17th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

May 2022: Google Monthly Updates

This is a 1.5 hour stream where we'll talk about Google and Chrome updates from the last month and take a look at the brand new Account Storage admin console tools.

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Collaborative — May Deep Dive: End of school year checklist for Google Admins

Collaborative — May Deep Dive: End of school year checklist for Google Admins

May 5th, 2022

For Collaborative Members

Collaborative Deep Dive: End of school year checklist for Google Admins

In this session we dive into what a typical Google Admin’s “end of school year checklist” consists of and explore settings, tools and processes that make a chaotic time of the year more manageable. A review of updates and upcoming changes will be discussed as we start thinking about summer maintenance and improvements.

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