Summer learning; we all do it right!? Well the past two days I have been participating in the South Coast Maine Summit for Google Education at Biddeford High School. A long way from Lincoln, but totally worth it. Before I even dive into my learning, let me just say that you can find their future events HERE and I recommend going.
Our two Keynote speakers were Eric Lawson and Caitlyn Bennett. You should go give them a follow on Twitter right now because they were both AMAZING! I actually ended up going to 3 presentations by Eric, not including his Keynote speech, and a lot of what I learned came from those presentations. Okay, now onto the learning.
So my very first session was about Google Extensions (and it was with Eric). My huge take away, why wasn't I all ready using these? Extensions help make your life more organized and more productive. I have my favorites down below and here is a link to the session notes.
Also an Eric Lawson presentation, I learned a lot about Google Add-ons. Like extensions, they make your life easier. Unlike extensions, you need to be in the app to get them. So if I want an add-on for Google Docs, I need to be in Google Docs. Here are the session notes, and my favorite take aways.
I also learned some great things about Google Expeditions and Google Tour Builder, but these are some of the best take aways I can offer. Once I have more time to reflect and plot, I hope to have a post about my plan for Genius Hour, as that was my ENORMOUS take away from this conference.
My name is Jessica Meservey and I am a 6th grade teacher. There is no level that I would rather be teaching and learning with. I currently teach in rural Maine. I love to integrate technology into my classroom as we are 1:1. Find me on Twitter at @MsMeservey.