1) Pedagogy comes first, technology comes second.
3) The best learning that happens is often messy. Plan things out but don't over plan. Take the time to figure things out and enjoy the learning moments!
|My students learning how to use the Chromebook.|
|David Theriault, one of our many amazing lead learners.|
Photo courtesy of Brian Briggs.
|A panoramic view of Google HQ|
|A photo of "Stan", the T-Rex on Campus.|
There are flamingoes all over him...Google encourages its employees to have FUN at work.
|Google Campus....it looks like this all over the place.|
|After reading many of his blog posts and tweets, I finally got to meet David Theriault.|
|JR Ginex-Orinion (standing) and Jon Corripo (red shirt)|
leading us through the "Are You a Google Iron Chef?" session.
|The slide in the main entrance foyer!|
|One of the many Google bikes around the Mountain View campus. Employees are dropped off on campus and then hop on a bike and get to their particular building/work area.|
|Michelle Armstrong and I grabbing a snack from one of the many Micro Kitchens before heading to our next session. Michelle is also CANADIAN!|
|With a little bit of free time at lunch we decided to have a seat in one of the many outside areas set up for reflection and or collaboration.|
|Canadian Google Certified Teachers, Mountain View 2014.|
|Google Teacher Academy, Mountain View, 2014 Cohort.|
|Speaking of tight knit, in walks +Jaime Casap to sit down and chat with the group. I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to speak to him and get a photo.|
|GTA logo created by David Saunders, member of the GTA MTV 2014 cohort.|