These are my notes from Tia Lendo’s presentation at the September 27, 2011, Google Geo-Teacher Institute in Lewiston, Maine. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. Tia’s conference bio is:
Tia Lendo is a “Noogler,” having joined Google two months ago. Prior to coming to Google she was a 4th grade teacher and then helped to start an education non-profit called Teach First in London. She also spent time consulting in education and healthcare. She attended the University of North Carolina and is a proud Tarheel who is looking forward to college basketball season! She attended Stanford to study Education & Business which means she also gets to be excited for college football season too She is looking forward to learning from everyone in Maine.
14 million education users now for Google Apps for education, in 145 different countries!
If you’ve used the Chrome browser, you’ve basically used a Chromebook.
Search Education Evangelism site from Google: We didn’t learn Internet search skills in school, we need to learn them now, however!
Google+ currently requires people be 18 years or older
Hangouts with Extras in Google+ now let us share docs and more (not sure when this will become available in Google Apps for Education)
Google App Inventor: Available to make Android apps (free)
Google RISE – Roots in Science and Engineering – Awards are designed to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives. We provide awards to organizations working with K-12 (primary & secondary schools) and university students to provide enrichment programs in these fields.
Why Google Chromebooks?
Today on the web you can do so much
Why isn’t 1:1 technology permeating classrooms: budget, management, scalability are all big issues
A few things to point out
- battery life 8 hours
- boot up fully in 8 seconds
- more productive technology: “technology that just works”
- easy to manage: cloud-based management and updates
- easy to support: simple tools reduce support calls
- simpler to scale: put more computers in the classroom
Chromebook Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
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On this day..
- Deepening our Learning Through Storytelling: creativity, STEM and stories - 2011
- Google SketchUp Workshop (Sept 2011) - 2011
- A Real Tipping Point? Vision for Individualized Learning in Maine - 2011
- This is a big map! (Giant Traveling Maps from National Geographic) - 2011
- The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester - 2011
- Giant Traveling Maps project from National Geographic - 2011
- Digitizing Student Portfolios with an iPod Touch - 2011
- iCarly inspires The Zebra Print - 2010
- Sticking with Free Ad-Supported SMS Alerts for Class - 2010
- Culture shock can happen in different environments, but friends help minimize its effects - 2010