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Showing posts from May, 2014

Google Teacher Academy ... maybe?

I've applied to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View and Atlanta.  This is the video I created as part of the application process:

I'd be extremely grateful if I was selected to go and will grab the opportunity with both hands.

That wouldn't be the only great thing to come out of applying.  I've been checking out the competition, although I don't think you can really call it competition since I've learnt so much from it.  I've really enjoyed thinking about what I do and seeing what others do both inside and outside their classrooms.  There are some very very talented teachers out there that do amazing things everyday.  I've watched lots of the GTA videos and would recommend others do to.

Check out some of their videos, these are just a few of them, there are plenty more on YouTube (I've just added the links to them on YouTube rather than embedding them here).

UPDATE: Thanks to Caren Macconell  (@carenmac) has tweeted out a list of all…

#gafesummit - Bootcamp

I've finally organised a few of the things I learnt at the Google Educator Bootcamp, for trainers, Pre-summit event in Auckland in April this year.

I really enjoyed the Bootcamp as it gave me a more in depth insight into what the certifications are all about and how to get them.  It was also great to meet a few other educators while I was there.

I'm keen to finish my educator certification as soon as I can and perhaps even apply to be a Google Certified Teacher and eventually a trainer.