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Charlottesville High School To Host Technology Summit

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Hundreds of people from around the region will gather in Charlottesville this weekend to learn about the latest technology trends in teaching.

They'll be learning about applications - or apps -  that can help in the classroom. It's part of a global series of Google Summits.

From Tokyo to the Middle East, these Google Apps for Education Summits are taking place all around the world. Now people in the Shenandoah Valley are getting a chance to learn from the Google experts on how to take online teaching to the next level.

More than 300 people are expected to attend the summit at Charlottesville High School on Saturday and Sunday.

The Google tools to be discussed include spreadsheets, powerpoint-like presentation templates, and Google Docs - all of which can be easily shared and accessed simultaneously by different people in different locations.

CHS staff says what's best about the tools is that they're available to anyone with internet access and they're all free.

"If you have a Gmail account you have access to the applications that come with Google, so it's sort of comparable to an office productivity suite. You can type letters, you can make presentations, you can do spreadsheets," said Stephanie Carter, a program administrator for virtual education for Charlottesville City Schools.

The event is for teachers, administrators, Information Technology staff and any other staff members who might be interested.

The summit starts Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and it costs around $300 to register. Click here for more information.

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