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#gafesummit My Biggest Takeaway Ever

I have had the opportunity to spend two days at the Brisbane Google Apps for Education Summit.  I have learnt so many things which no doubt I will continue to investigate over the next few weeks and months and no doubt will share some of it here.  I have had so many ideas with regards to Google, Chrome and Apps.

Some of these include…

  • Zooming in to start a thinking idea and slowly zooming out to give the kids perspective
  • Collaboration is necessary as is the need for peer review – we need to give students the opportunity to peer review their ideas
  • Newspaper Maps
  • New Google Apps to try
  • Chrome extensions to install
  • Customisation of Google to suit me
  • Using YouTube to edit video

But the thing that has had me thinking most over the last 24 hours has been what I’m sure the presenter thought was a throw away line.  The last session for the day was about maintaining Personal Learning Networks as an educator.  I have been a long time fan of Twitter.  I have used Facebook, Nings, Google +, LinkedIn all the usual places to network.  I read Blogs, I comment occasionally   I even try to Blog here when I can think of something to say.  My blog however has always been a struggle.  I struggle to figure out what to share with you fine folks.

Mark Wagner made a comment which has stuck with me for the last 24 hours.

Anything you do, post it to your blog for others to access.

So for the remainder of 2013 I’m not going to set my reminder to post to my blog I’m just going to post my thoughts, my reflections, my ideas, my research and I’m going to see where it takes me…

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3 comments

  1. We definitely think that the Google Apps Marketplace is strong and provides a wealth of third party solutions. The availability of a rich and growing set of third party apps is another indicator of the overall strength of the Google Apps product line.

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