January 8th 2017
Earlier this week I had the chance to catch up on something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.
After hours of training through thirteen different Units, I applied for and took the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.
While I can’t discuss the exam due to a Non Disclosure Agreement, I can encourage anyone interested to give it a try.
If your school district participates in Google Apps for Education programs, it might be a good idea to check out what you have been missing all this time!
Even though I have been using google products for years, I came across little things that have increased my productivity immediately.
The training is free, and anyone using Google in your district can participate. The certification is not nessesary, so take the training if you want to learn more on Google Apps. See the link at the bottom of this posting.
What I learned the most, is just how well the Google Apps integrate with each other. It really has motivated me to get my students working with technology, even as the music teacher!
Since the beginning of the year, I have slowly begun integrating google apps into my classroom activities. Once my district fully implements Chromebooks, my students will be ahead of the game. So far the reception of Google Apps has been overwhelmingly positive.
Being on my district’s technology committee, I believed the certification was an important task to help the rest of the staff when the time comes.
If you would like to participate in the free training programs offered by Google, you can do so here: