So....even though I'm very transparent about my practice and profession here and on the Twitters I kept pretty mum about the fact that I was applying to the Google Teacher Academy cause I guess I I missed my opportunity to go the Washington, DC 2009 GTA in my own backyeard with my mentor Joyce Valenza and my former student teacher the awesome Danielle Du Puis. The next one was in Australia - I didn't even try for that one...Cha Ching...Why? As one of my FB peeps said
"Kathy Kaldenberg I assumed you were already a GCT! I think you'll be teaching them a thing or two." (Yeah, right!LOL)
Don't Miss It!
Ha, ha..me teach Google? One can only hope! But that's how I missed the GTA in my backyard of Wash DC -everyone assumed I was in & I missed the narrow application window! DOH! (Srsly, I can't keep up w/everything!) But I *have* been preaching the Google message since 2003. My first Google App webpage (above) & ISTE affiliate preso was 2004 - Doing Backflips Over Google for Yahooligans - Go ahead and giggle about how it looks! (designed for computer screens that were only 900 pixels wide)
The excitement of discovery!
I was at ISTE11 in the Denver convention center - right before going onstage with our huge Learning Tools Family Feud preso when my dear friend Linda Dougherty aka Eleanor Anderton alerted me that the GTA emails notifications had been sent! I scramble to get to my Gmail...oh why oh way do those moments seem the most excruciatingly long? When there... to my amazed eyes I did spy:
"Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in the Google Teacher Academy - Washington. After reviewing your application, we believe that you have the experience and passion necessary to positively impact education in your region, and we are excited to have you join us at the Google office in Seattle."
Google+ Tweets & Resources
- 9 Reasons to Switch from FB to G+ http://t.co/s2IxvbR & Will G+ make Twitter the next MySpace? http://t.co/Z8XyB4N Via @markwagner
- The Google+ Project
- 5 Interesting Ways to (possibly) use #Google+ to Support Learning http://bit.ly/kdRdq9 @tombarrett
- RT @rkiker Extended Share for Google+ Chrome extension allows posts to Google+ to go to Twitter/FB too. Perfect. http://t.co/1SYo10r
- Google Circles, Google's Radical New Social Network, Launches Today
- Google+ Circles "This Week in Google" http://t.co/AvrMv6U & listen for baking in "social cues" into how it works via @ijonpederson
- Google Launches Free Mobile Website Builder via @rww http://t.co/4Zkke2O Via Awesome @JamieCrager
- Comparing Google+ & Facebook (slideshow) via @AuntyTech
Happy 4th of July!