One of the hottest trends in education around the world is Google Apps For Education (GAFE)
Over the last year I have become increasing involved in helping teachers and students use Google Apps For Education. In 2011 I became a Google Certified Teacher and then last year I became a Google Apps For Education Certified Trainer.
This has allowed me to work with teachers and schools right around the world and has opened up some amazing opportunities to work with Google and speak at some of their Google Apps For Education Summits.
If you’re interested in the latest developments in Google Apps for Education and would like to learn simple tips and tricks that will help you motivate and engage your students, you can head over to our new blog www.googleappsforedu.com
The Google Apps for Education blog will cover topics that will be helpful for teachers who are just getting going with Google through to teachers and students who have used Google for some time.
So far on the blog I have posted a couple of my presentation slides from the Google Apps for Education Summits in Hawaii and Sydney this month. You will also find a video that will show you how to create self grading assessments; something that every teacher loves!
In the next week or so we will also be launching a Google Apps for Education user group.
This will bring teachers from all over the world together to share ideas and resources. We are just working out the finer details with Google but will let you know as soon as it launches.
I will continue to update this blog with ideas around classroom management, student engagement and motivation as well as technology use in general, but anything Google related will now be posted on the Google Apps for Education blog.