Google Teacher Academy 2011 Sydney
I write this post on my ipad2 while waiting at Melbourne Airport for my flight to Sydney to attend the Google Teacher Academy (GTA). Excitement to say the least is starting to build and I can’t wait until tomorrow to meet and network 50 other educators, plus the trainers, from around the world.
I still can’t believe that I have been selected to be part of GTASYD. To be considered worthy that I have the experience and skills to be part of the GTA community and to join other innovative educators is really something – I guess I’m still struggling to find the words. I can’t wait for the learning experience to begin.
As a Teacher Librarian being part of GTASYD is another step to continuing my life-long learning journey. I love learning new things and being inspired to be an innovative educator. No doubt GTASYD will help me be a better educator. I hope to inspire many of the teachers and students I work with at OLMC and other educators who I will encounter in leading professional development in using Google tools in the classroom.
So what do I expect from this amazing professional development opportunity? I anticipate this will be a mind-blowing experience. I know I will learn heaps, probably more than I can anticipate. The agenda includes:
* Google Apps: Ed edition
* Google Docs
* Google Calendar
* Google Sites
* Google research tools
* Google Earth
* Google Maps
* Google Mobile
* Google Talk & Gmail
No doubt when I reflect on this experience there will be many more tools and applications that I will learn about.
Let the learning begin!