The Electric Educator: Google Teacher Academy Agenda

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Google Teacher Academy Agenda

Late in the day on Friday I received an e-mail from the folks at Google containing the agenda for the 2009 Google teacher academy in Boulder, CO. It looks to be a full and exciting day!

8:00 - 8:30 Reception Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 Welcome and Overview
9:15 - 9:45 Search
9:45 - 10:15 Google Apps: Education Edition

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:15 Breakout #1: Google Apps, Docs, Sites, Others

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 Inspiring Idea #1: Google Apps, Moodle, & Mahara
1:30 - 1:45 Inspiring Idea #2: Spreadsheet Gadgets
1:45 - 3:30 Breakout #2: Geo Apps, Maps, Earth, SketchUp

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 4:15 Search Curriculum
4:15 - 4:30 Becoming a Google Apps Qualified Trainer
4:30 - 5:30 Even More
5:15 - 6:15 Reflection Activity

6:15 - 7:30 Celebration Dinner

Of particular interest to me is the brief discussion on Google Aps, Moodle, and Mahara. I had not heard of Mahara (open source portfolio web service) until receiving this e-mail, but I took a quick look at it and am very intrigued by the possibilities. This 15 minute segment has also been the topic of several twitter discussions amongst the educators selected to the Boulder GTA.

The anticipation and excitement is building. I'm looking forward to experiencing the Google culture first hand and learning from their creativity!


  1. This looks great John!
    What a full day. You will have to just soak it all in because it looks like they are really cramming it to you guys!

  2. Sounds like an intense day filled with lots of exciting content. I am excited to have a Google expert in the building to help teach and train!


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