|Posted on 19 January, 2013 at 5:30|
I have spent the last 2 days at the Google App Sydney Summit and have listened to many experts discuss the latest technological innovations that are available to educators and their students. I must admit, initially I was very resistant and really didn't see the point to leaving all of the apps that I already use to using a Google version instead. Then, I attended a session that was presented by a TEACHER and finally my needs were met. A teacher was was able to show us how to technology provided by Google in Department and Catholic departments that is compliant with our networks and privacy settings. The sessions became seriously increasingly and inspiringly better with more and more innovative ways shown to us regarding how to develop innovative pedagogues in our classroom.
Here are a bank of a few resources that I am keen to implement in the classroom;
- Google hangouts
- Google docs
- Education Skype
- Google Alert
- Auomatic google email with filters
I believe that 2013, with Googles help and compliance from the NSW DEC (in that nothing will be blocked for teachers or students), will be a great teaching and learning year!
For more info on the Google Apps Summit, check out all the tweets via #gafesummit