It began with a training at my district office to learn how to use Google Drive features with my students in the classroom as well as to share docs with parents and teachers. I teach kindergarten so I didn't expect to hear that I could use the Drive with my kiddos, but the trainer is a K teacher who gave me some great ideas. Just uploading a simple doc that they can practice typing word family words onto is fun for them. Best of all, I received a Samsung Chromebook to use in my classroom!
My principal is really into Google and Twitter so eleven of us (yes, eleven) were able to attend a Google Summit training for two days in Napa. No, there was no time for wine tasting. :(
One of the speakers was Jaime Casap, who is inspirational to say the least. He refers to himself as a "Global Education Evangelist", which I love. Here is a link to one of his presentations at a TedxTalks:
We saw several presentations each day at the Summit and learned a ton about how to use our new Chromebooks in the classroom. I even got this snazzy travel bag for my device.
Since we are not a 1:1 school, we were amazed at what other schools are doing out there with technology. I would love to know if you are at a 1:1 device school and, if so, what is your favorite activity to do with your students?