The Googles

Session 4: 4:00pm-5:00pm (Friday March 01, 2024)



Google Workspace has a treasure trove of apps to use in education. Those apps are also always updating! Features, functions, and other fantastical stuff is added and, unless users know where or what to look for, the cool stuff remains hidden. This session will uncover Google goodies including the new, hidden, and forgotten features in Drive, Draw, Sites, Art Institute, Labs, Translate, Keep and more!


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Melinda Holt


Melinda Holt has over 35+ years of experience in adult education. Currently as a Technology Integration specialist for OTAN, Melinda coordinates trainers, facilitates workshops, and provides support and coaching for cloud-based applications. Specializing in Google, Melinda is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 2, Google Trainer, Google Cloud Certified, Applied Digital Skills Ambassador, and a Google Workspace for Education Administrator.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff or Other Staff (Transition Specialists, Counselors, Librarians, etc.)

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Adults with Disabilities
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship
  • Short-term Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Preparation

Category Strands

  • Ensuring Equity and Access
  • Digital Learning Foundations
  • Designing Learning Experiences
  • Digital Learning Models
  • Online Engagement and Assessment
  • Student Support Services
  • Corrections, Re-Entry, and Rehabilitation
  • Program Administration and Coordination