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Google Forms + Add-ons = An Awesome Event Registration System

I was recently entrusted with the task of creating an online, registration system for 1700 high school students for a neat event we run at Lake Forest High School called “E Day” – a 3-hour program where students choose breakout sessions and experience fun, new ideas in an atmosphere of creativity and community building. Think… Continue reading Google Forms + Add-ons = An Awesome Event Registration System

Google · Professional Development

9 Tips for Passing Google Educator Exams

About to embark on a new adventure? No, I’m not talking about tagging along with a gaggle of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their homeland, or depositing the One Ring into the fiery pits of Mount Doom (Hobbit release week…my apologies). I’m actually referring to the epic journey of passing the Google Apps for… Continue reading 9 Tips for Passing Google Educator Exams

Google · Professional Development

Steal My Stuff! Google Apps for Collaboration, Communication and Innovation

I recently finished teaching a course amongst colleagues at Lake Forest High School entitled, “Google Apps for Collaboration, Communication and Innovation.” The course description: “Interested in team-based challenges that get you collaborating, communicating and learning within Google Apps with fellow faculty members? This course invites you to get amped about the innovative features of Google Apps –… Continue reading Steal My Stuff! Google Apps for Collaboration, Communication and Innovation

Google · Lesson Ideas · Student Engagement

Peer Review through Screencasting

I love trying out new ideas with students – taking a traditional activity and reshaping and enhancing it using the digital tools that are readily available. So when it was time for an 11/12th grade AP Environmental Science class to evaluate their peer water quality projects, we (the teacher, a fellow instructional coach and I)… Continue reading Peer Review through Screencasting

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The Amazing Race – Chromebook Style

If there’s one thing that still resonates from my time at Google Teacher Academy, it’s this: teamwork, teamwork, teamwork. Everything we did was collaborative and team-based. Every. Single. Thing. And while I pride myself on facilitating hands-on trainings with staff and students, the lovely folks at Google and CUE showed me that I can be… Continue reading The Amazing Race – Chromebook Style