The spring Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) conference is Kentucky’s largest educational technology conference. It’s being held March 8th-10th in Louisville. The KySTE conference is an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from CIOs, TRTs, teachers, and technicians from across the state.
This year I’m excited to be presenting 3 sessions I’m calling the Google Admin Series. These sessions are geared towards Google Admins, but I believe they will also benefit anyone looking to get started with their Google domain or see how another district manages their domain. I’ll definitely be taking the opportunity to learn from other districts. If you’re going to KySTE, I hope to see you there!
Below are my sessions. Not all the titles role off the tough, but keep in mind I had to cram a lot into a set amount of characters. 🙂
Google Admin Series: Leverage The Power of GADS and Single Sign-On (SSO)
Google Active Directory Sync (GADS) is a free Google tool that can create users, OUs and groups. It will also keep information updated in your G Suite for Education domain whenever you make a change in AD. Combine GADS and the use of SSO, and you’ll never have to worry about creating a user account or resetting a Google domain password again.
Thursday 3/9 10:30 AM
(At the time I submitted my sessions, Google Cloud Directory Sync was still called GADS)
Google Admin Series: Manage Users & Chromebooks by Creating Orgs & Delegating Admin Rights
With 46,000+ accounts in G Suite for Education, plus the growing number of chromebooks in Fayette County Public schools, having one person handle everything in the Google Admin Console is possible, but not very efficient. Come see how we have setup our organizational unit structure as well as trained and delegated rights to specific school staff to manage chromebooks and user settings.
Thursday 3/9 2:00 PM
Google Admin Series: Moving/Managing/Monitoring CBs? Get/Edit Bulk Info With Sheet Add-ons
ChromebookInventory (free) & Chrome Gopher (subscription) are Google Sheet add-ons that allow super admins to move Chromebooks between Orgs and modify info on hundreds of Chromebooks at once. They also report on Recent Chromebook Users, Active Time Ranges, Serial Numbers, Mac Addresses, & more. Chrome Gopher creates reports on device usage, End of Life and OS Versions broken down by domain or OU.
Friday 3/10 8:30 AM