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Google for Education Certification

I first started using Google apps back in 2005 when I switched from telstra.com webmail to Gmail. Once I started teaching ICT at primary school in Hong Kong I was hooked on Google, I attended an educational technology (edtech) workshop with David Warlick and this was the birth of my passion for all things related to edtech.

Over the years I promoted Google apps in my school to both students and teachers, as time progressed more and more people started adopting these amazing tools. I then joined various Google Education summits in Hong Kong and meant to get certification some years ago, but procrastinating got the better of me! But better late than never they say! Finally, I completed the Google Educator Level 1 Certification!

 

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Screencastify

Are you looking for a quick way to explain and share how to do anything from your computer? I love Screencastify to make quick YouTube clips for my students or fellow educators! It is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. The great thing about this Chrome extension is that you can record voice and video at the same time!

Here is a quick tutorial I made to supplement a short professional development I did my fellow educators.

I can see this will become a wonderful tool for all those that teach or want to explain just about anything! And what’s even better is this great Chrome extension is totally free!


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Connected Classrooms on Google +

Google + is a great way to bring the world into your classroom, there are many “virtual field trips” (VFT) planned and some really cool events like “Dogsledding Through Glass With The Wilderness Classroom”

Using Google + you are able to arrange a ‘HangOut ‘ with other classrooms allowing your students to ask questions and connect from anywhere in the world! Looking for a class in Hong Kong to say hello? Send me message to +StephenHesketh

You can visit the Connected Classrooms website at http://connectedclassrooms.withgoogle.com/#