By Tammy Tkachuk
It’s an exciting week for PHRD teachers and teachers across north-central Alberta. Google has come to town! It’s time for Google Summit 2015.
Over the weekend, Christine, Cheryl and I had the opportunity to participate in a pre-summit, along with three staff members from Eleanor Hall School. We were put through our paces at a Google Bootcamp for Educators. Our presenter walked us through the ins and outs of Gmail, Drive, Chrome, Docs, Slides, Sites, Classroom, and more. I was blown away by some of the features in Google Maps, Docs, and Forms. We picked up a lot of tips and tricks that we’d love to share with you and your class!
Today and tomorrow, we are at the Google Summit itself at Northlands Expo Centre. Educators from across north and central Alberta are here to learn about using Google and Chromebooks in the classroom. We are lucky that representatives from most of our PHRD school will be at the Summit gathering ideas to bring back to their classrooms and schools. Please feel free to ask around, chances are that someone from your school attended the summit and I’m sure they would be willing to share what they learned with you and your kids. Christine, Cheryl and I would also be delighted to share!
Once the Summit wraps up on Tuesday, there is still an opportunity for some of our PHRD staff to attend another Bootcamp for Educators in Whitecourt on Thursday and Friday. By the end of this week, we will have Google trained teachers all throughout PHRD. Make sure you ask them to share their expertise!
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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