Day 2: Notes from 'Google Apps for Education' (Saturday 13th April 2013)


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8:30 am
  • Google Apps Education Program is available for PD.
  • Google Teacher Academy provides certified training for educators.
  • Jim Sill - The World of Wild and Reckless Creativity.
  • Summits started in July 2012.
  • Total of 16 workshops to date.
  • We are living in a material world (Madonna).
  • The 80's were a time for material loving and time of greed.
  • Now... We are living in a ? world.
  • Subtweet is a new concept.
  • Instagram video.
  • Selfies and mirror selfies are the new thing.
  • Self branding is the process in which consumers match their own self concept with images of a chain brand.
  • YouTube offers unlimited storage space.
  • The example of how the implant that allows a lady to hear for the first time is powerful.
  • Gangnam Style is the first video on YouTube to hit 1 Billion hits.
  • GoPro is a new camera that allows people to do incredible selfies.
  • When the bicycle was released to the public people said that it was "a diabolical device of the demon of darkness... Imbued with a wild and satanic nature".
  • When the newspaper was to become available to the public it was said "great inconvenience may arise by the liberty of printing".
  • Order will find its own way.
  • How can you have creativity without risk?
  • The wild nature of creativity.
  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Gandhi.
  • The students of the twenty first century think the same.
  • Dan Pink, Drive. " Mastery, Purpose, & Autonomy are needed to build intrinsic motivation".
  • Allow opportunities for students to fail.
  • "Time will pass, will you?"
  • You need to allow time for cows to make milk. In like manner, students need time to generate ideas.
  • What's the receipt?
  • World largest rope swing on YouTube demonstrates fearless moments.
  • Living with the culture of creativity.
  • Can we change the world with these ideas?
  • What tools will you use to modify practice and workflow.
10:00-11:00 and 11:30-12:30
  • There are various ways to use Google Searching
  1. Sites
  2. Blogging
  3. Plus
  4. Maps
  5. Documents (create table of contents), Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentations
  6. GMail
  7. Pixlr
  8. Translate
  9. Word Clouds
  10. Google Hangouts
  11. Weather
  12. Power Searching
  13. Calculating
  14. Google Earth
  15. World Wonders Project
  16. YouTube (add #t=time can alter start time and changing words from small to large or HD)
  17. Right Click Videos in YouTube and select pop out to eliminate adds and distractions that features around the content.
12:30 pm
  • Lunch
1:30 pm
  • Blogging is a digital diary.
  • Posting of ideas and information.
  • Web2 or 'two-way web' refers to interaction and collaboration.
  • Blogs provide a method of communication.
  • Classes should create blogs to demonstrate learning.
  • Students can use blogs t post thoughts, work and progress.
  • Students can be allocated the role of scribe.
3:00 pm
  • Google Extras
  • Images below are examples of Google Services. Click on the image to explore.


4:15 pm

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