Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Day of Google

I can't think of a better way to spend a day during my winter vacation than learning more about Google Apps for Education.

Early Thursday morning I headed 0.3 miles down the road to Manchester Essex Middle/High School for Google Winter Camp sponsored by MassCue.  Two of my Colleagues joined me for a day of Google.

Deb Pazdziorny, Dierdre Baker, and Eileen Mulligan

What a great day of learning.  I had an incredibly hard time choosing which classes to take.

Class 1:  Google Certifications
Learning what it takes to become a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2.  Stay tuned for my progress!
Jonathan Schmid

Class 2:  Writers Workshop Reimagined with Google Docs
So many resources for getting kids involved in the writing process.  My favorite find is "InstaGrok" which makes a web of resources for many different topics.

Class 3:  Make and Take Google Templates
I always love taking classes from Jennifer Judkins!  She always makes learning fun!  In this class we learned how to use to create Jeopardy games.

Jennifer Judkins

Class 4: Collaborative Video Editing in the Cloud
Back with Jonathan Schmid learning how to create a video using "WeVideo".  With this program/website, students (and teachers) can create a video with pictures, videos, and text.  You can add music and other features to make it engaging.

Below is the video I made for "Hour of Code".

What a great day to learn about the many benefits and possibilities of Google Apps for Education.  I am once again inspired!  I can't wait to share my new "tricks" with my students and staff! 

Thanks to all of the presenters, Steve Guditus and the staff at MERSD, and MassCue for putting on such a great show!  

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