Time To Get Googly!

Firstly, I would like to thank Tom Carroll to have found me a ticket only a few weeks ago for the first Ottawa Google Summit today.

This is the first conference that I have gone to that I’ve been torn in my selection of sessions to attend; not because of the similarities, but the differences.

GooglyAs mentioned in a recent post, Google Apps is new to our school board this year. I will admit I have been the driving force for this to happen for the past year or so, making IT and key stakeholders aware of the benefits of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks in the classroom.

I have been a Google user for years now, but I definitely do not know it at a level that I need to be at given my role. If I’m going to be leading this new initiative with teachers and students throughout the school year as we roll out GAFE and a set of Chromebooks as part of our CODE project this year, I need to learn both the technology and best instructional practices.

Usually – and I’m not trying to brag here – I attend conferences on educational technology to learn more about what people are doing with the available technology, and not how to use it. This weekend, it’s going to be a little bit of both.

I have laid out many selections for the day, and I can’t wait for the learning to begin.

Time to get Googly!

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