Northern California Teachers – Google Teacher Academy

Google For Educators
Google has some new tools for us to use to use Google in the classroom. Actually Google is part of my Socratic teaching method already. As I peruse it, I'll let you know what I find.

Google Teacher Academy
If you live in Northern California, you should apply for the Google Teacher Academy ( The applications are due October 22 and you need to create a one minute video. This is going to be a pilot program! Go for it! Google Says:

The November 7th, 2006, pilot program is available only to K-12 educators working in Northern California. This includes classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology leaders, administrators, and professional trainers. The event is FREE, but participants must provide their own travel. For the pilot program, we only have room for 50 experienced educators. An application is required to participate, and Google will select educators into the program based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, and their successful use of technology in K-12 settings.

If you go, I'd like to set up an interview with you afterwards so we can share with other cool cat teacher readers what you learned!

Hat tip to Musings from the Academy for this information.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Anonymous October 18, 2006 - 6:58 pm

Hi there,
I came across your wiki via wikispace links in my referal logs. It seems a great way for students to become confident in using online tools. Just to let you know I run a large (free) ICT education site called over here in the UK. Just type ‘teach ict’ in Google and you will find us on the front page. We have just started up a wiki area dedicated to ICT topics that is proving very popular. Just to say have a look around the site to see if any of it is relevant to USA students.


Anonymous November 1, 2006 - 6:54 am

I am attending the Google Teacher Academy next week. I’ll come back here afterward and tell you how it went.

Anonymous November 11, 2006 - 8:43 pm

I attended the Google Teacher’s Academy this week. Great day, great group of people, not enough time to get everything done!

I’ll be blogging on this in the next few days!

Kyle Brumbaugh
San Bruno, CA

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