Google Things

I set myself a goal after my Google sites presentation: attain my Level 1 Google Educator certification. I use a number of the apps on a daily basis in school.  I went through the lessons, gave myself assignments, and took it (in the privacy of my home, late at night). After a grueling 3 hours, I succeeded and passed the exam!


Not to be satisfied, I am now looking at Level 2…not sure when that will come about….

NYC STEM Institute

I enjoy attending the annual STEM institute at Laguardia High School, but am little overwhelmed by the crowds. I don’t know many people, and am a little shy about approaching others. I also get frustrated trying to get into already filled workshops. This year, I decided to take action: I volunteered to monitor a hallway, and when a last minute opportunity came up, I volunteered to speed share a lesson. Both were outside of my comfort zone, but worked: I talked to many people helping them through the halls, even though at first I had no idea where I was sending them. My favorite is when I shared my lesson on student digital portfolios created in Google sites. I really enjoyed presenting and listening to ideas from very encouraging colleagues, and plan to do it again.

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