OCCUE Tech Fest - Keynote Speaker

posted Oct 15, 2012, 9:53 PM by Jim Sill

Big thanks to the OCCUE Board for selecting me as the Keynote Speaker at their Annual Orange County CUE Technology Festival 2013. Join me on Saturday, February 2, 2013 as I kick off a day of fantastic workshops and presentations from the areas best speakers. The day starts at 8:00 AM and goes to 3:30 PM at Serra Catholic School on 23652 Antonio Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Youtube Workshop for Educators

posted Mar 18, 2012, 12:01 PM by Jim Sill

With the launch of and the partnership between CUE and Youtube, I am excited to be part of a new workshop from CUE to You.  The Youtube Workshop for Educators is a 3 or 6 hour workshop for educators on how to take advantage of the enormous amount of content for our classroom.  I have helped develop the content for the workshop from my past workshops and with the help of a few Youtube Star Teachers.  

If you are interested in the workshop, feel free to contact me or visit

Congratulations to the New Class of Google Certified Teachers

posted Feb 29, 2012, 9:01 PM by Jim Sill

Last Friday, Google announced the new class of 50 Google Certified Teachers for the Google Teacher Academy in London, UK.  I have the privilege to be speaking at the event.  

EDHS is a now a FCPX Training Center

posted Dec 13, 2011, 9:54 AM by Jim Sill

Last Friday, I passed the Final Cut Pro X Certified Trainer Exam.  With this certification, EDHS will be able to continue preparing students for a careers in professional world of video production.  Starting next semester, students that want to become certified will have the ability to do so by simply taking the test.  While there are some major changes in editing workflow, students are starting to find it to be a great compliment to our classes.  

El Diamante High School is one of only 50 schools in the state of California certified as an Apple Authorized Training Center for Education.  

Tulare County Office of Ed Google Workshps

posted Aug 12, 2011, 11:26 AM by Jim Sill   [ updated Aug 12, 2011, 11:31 AM ]

As we get ready for the new school year, I thought to pass along the link to information about my Google workshops that I do each semester for the Tulare County Office of Education.  To check out the flyers, click HERE

Google Search & Calendar: September 13, 2011

Google Docs for Beginners: September 27, 2011 

Google Docs - Advanced: October 11, 2011

Google's Maps & Earth: November 15, 2011 

Google's Sites: 
December 6, 2011 

Visit the Workshop Dates page to find the registration links.

Google Teacher Academy in Seattle Announced!

posted May 12, 2011, 9:02 AM by Jim Sill

Applications now open for the Google Teacher Academy, Seattle on July 28th . There is also an optional unconference on July 29th. An "unconference" is a participant-driven conference and can be a very inspirational. 

Be sure to plan ahead because each applicant to the Google Teacher Academy is REQUIRED to produce and submit an original one minute video on EITHER of the following topics: "Motivation and Learning" OR "Classroom Innovation."

You must apply by 11:50 PDT on June 16, 2011. Visit for more information.

Good luck!

Summer Workshops Announced!

posted May 3, 2011, 8:33 PM by Jim Sill

I am happy to announce three different workshops happening this July and August. 

First up is the
Rock Star Summer Camp South at New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, CA on July 6, 7, & 8, 2011.  This is a three day high energy workshop featuring some of the best professional developers that I have ever worked with.  Check out the site and registration link:  Register Now!

I am fortunate enough to be asked to also present at the northern California version of the event
called Rock Star Summer Central at Minarets High School in O'Neals, CA.  Some of the same presenters will be there plus a few others.  In addition, they have been able to secure the event as the host of a TEDX. "Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level."  The event takes place on August 2, 3, & 4, 2011For more information, follow the registration link: Register Now!

Lastly, I will be conducting another Around the World in Google Days for the Tulare County Office of Education.
This three-day workshop will focus on Google tools that can forever change the way you teach. Using Google’s free online tools, we will develop a lesson that you can use in your classroom.   You will learn to create collaborative projects, your own website, how to increase communication with students and parents, and travel around the world.  This is a project-based workshop where you will gain hands-on experience with the Google applications. It is right here in Visalia, CA and happens on July 26, 27 & 28, 2011.  Check out the registraiton link for more details:

I hope to see you there!

My New Listing in Google Marketplace

posted Jan 2, 2011, 8:47 PM by Jim Sill

Today, I was approved to be listed in the Google Marketplace as an EDU Specialist.  HERE is the link.

When you are ready to move forward with Google Apps, please let me know.  Recently, I have partnered with 2 very talented teachers.  Very soon, we will announce a fantastic new service for you. 

Google Teacher Academy Announced for Sydney, Australia

posted Dec 3, 2010, 2:32 PM by Jim Sill

Applications now open for the Google Teacher Academy Sydney, Australia on March 10, 2011. You must apply by 11:59 PST on January 27, 2011.
Check out the site for more details:

Good luck to those that apply!

My New Sites Tutorials

posted Nov 28, 2010, 12:29 PM by Jim Sill

Recently, I put together a few tutorials on how to do advanced things with Google Sites.  Check out the playlist here:

Looking for a tutorial on something we did in a workshop?  Let me know by sending me a note on my Contact Page.

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