Showing posts with label Google Certified Teachers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Certified Teachers. Show all posts

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Apply Now for the NYC Google Teacher Academy

I am frequently asked about how to become a Google Certified Teacher. To become a Google Certified Teacher (different than a Google Apps Certified Trainer) you need to attend a Google Teacher Academy. The next Google Teacher Academy has been announced. The next GTA will take place October 3-4 in New York City. Click here to read more about GTA and the application process and click here for the application itself. Applications are due by July 29. Click here to read my advice for applicants.

If attending the Google Teacher Academy is not an option for you, you might want to consider attending a Google Apps Summit. I'm part of the planning committee for the Maine Google Apps Summit (open to anyone who wants to come). Click here for a list of other Google Apps Summits happening this summer and fall.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Google+ Updates and a Hangout Just for Educators

This morning Google announced some nice updates to the Google+ interface. There two immediately useful updates from my perspective. There is an option to rearrange the order in which your favorite apps appear on your homepage. The other useful feature is the conversation cards on the right side of your screen. The conversation cards allow you to quickly scan the conversations happening in your Google+ Circles.

Through Alice Barr's post in the Google Certified Teachers group I learned about a Google+ Hangout for educators. Titled Education on Air this live Google+ Hangout will happen on May 2nd. Education on Air is a day of hangouts hosted by teachers for teachers. Throughout the day there will be presentations centered around the following themes; Hot Topics in Educational Technology, Communication, Google Apps, Harnessing the Power of the Web, Instruction and Assessment, and Productivity. You can find the list of sessions here. Based on the list of presenters and the list of sessions, this promises to be a great opportunity to learn about some great uses of Google Apps in education.