#GEGNJ Power Hour 3

#GEGNJ Power House

#GEGNJ Power Hour 3

Monday we rolled the credits on another #GEGNJ Power Hour!! We were joined by a student from my school, Fair Haven (He is writing this in third person for me!). He talked about a kid’s point of view of #GAFE. Jeff Bradbury talked about lesson plans on Google Sites, Alyssa Miller talked Digital Portfolios, and Kim Mattina told us about Google Classroom.

Our special guest was Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management for Google Apps for Education. He talked about Google Expeditions and how it came to be, and also gave away some Google Cardboards.
Below is the video of the show and here is the agenda which includes links to the things we discussed. We start crowdsourcing the agenda two weeks before the show and you can join #GEGNJ here even if you aren’t from New Jersey because not everyone can be perfect.

See you on May 9th for the next show!

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#GEGNJ Power Hour 2

GEGNJAnother #GEGNJ Power Hour is in the books! On this episode of the Google Educators Group: New Jersey Power Hour show we had the amazing Regina Schaffer and her students talk about Google Apps for Education and CS First. We had Tech Specialist Genie Iovino discuss non-linear presentations with Google Slides, Kevin Jarrett discuss his Google Expedition Beta experience, and Jeff Bradbury showed us how to create stop-motion animation and comic books in Google Slides.

Below is the video of the show and here is the agenda which includes links to the things we discussed. We start crowd sourcing the agenda two week before the show and you can join #GEGNJ here even if you aren’t from New Jersey because not everyone can be perfect. The next show will be April 11th at 8pm!

 

Kid Vision: Google Expeditions

Google ExpeditionsA couple weeks ago, the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program stopped by our schools. Students in both our schools, a few hundred in grades first through eighth grade, got to try out Google Expeditions and give feedback on their experience.

I first tried Google Expeditions about six months ago and thought it was cool, but didn’t see the big classroom appeal. After seeing the updates and watching my kids and teachers use Expeditions, I’m sold on the concept. Google Expeditions isn’t and shouldn’t be thought of as a replacement for real class trips or career day, but I think it is a great way to enhance a lesson and expose students to careers and places they may never get to “see.”

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