A report back on the Google Educator Group (GEG) meeting at Grove Primary in August

On Saturday morning 27th August we had a most enjoyable GEG gathering at Grove Primary,  run by the two central GEG leaders, Peter Schutte and Che Marnwick, both from Wynberg Girls High School.  Google Educator Groups (GEGs) are communities of educators who learn, share, and inspire each other to meet the needs of their learners through technology solutions. The groups around the world have local teacher leaders who arrange  meetings, such as Peter and Che. After tea and fun at t...

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GEG West Coast invites you to a Google Educator Group event ‘Share, Show & Tell’ on Tues 26th May

Want to learn more about using Google Apps in your classroom? There is a great Google Educator Group event coming up in Cape Town… GEG West Coast invites you to their next Google Educator Group event  ‘Share, Show & Tell.’ They’d like to create a space where we can learn from, upskill and inspire one another with ideas around the use of Google Apps for Education. They therefore invite educators, school leaders and administrators, to come and share their experiences...

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‘Relax-Onspan-Phumla’ GEG meetup at Wynberg Girls’ High School on Friday 30th October at 3pm. Join us!

Here is a message from Glenn Jones, GEG Leader of the Cape Town Central group about a GEG gettogether on Friday 30th October at Wynberg Girls’ High School at 3pm.     “Come join us for a GEG event at Wynberg Girls High School on Friday the 30th of October at 3pm, where you will get  ¨a taste of project based learning¨. You will also learn how to build a PLN (personal learning network) using Google + and Twitter and be able to integrate Google Maps with forms, sheet...

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Google GEG Curriculum is endorsed by SACE

The Google GEG (Google Educator Group) curriculum comprises of 18 modules and teachers are able to work through modules that suit their immediate teaching and learning needs. GEG leaders conduct surveys in order to select the most appropriate modules for workshops. All modules have regular pre- and post assessments and completing these assessments is a great practice for the Google Educator Level 1 exams which is taken after the last module. All teachers who successfully complete all assessments or achie...

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Free GEG event in Cape Town ‘Relax with Google Apps’ on Sat 15th August 2015

  This is a message from the two GEG leaders from GEG West Coast in Cape Town advertising a fee event on Saturday 15th August… Hello and Happy Friday!  Here is our awesome program for the day: 08:30 – 09:00 Arrival (Coffee & rusks) 09:00 – 09:30 Welcome & Keynote Speaker 09:30 – 10:15 Workshop Session 1 10:15 – 10:45 Tea 10:45 – 11:30 Workshop Session 2 11:30 – 12:00 Demo Slam! Workshop Session Options: Session 1: Option A – What is GA...

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A ‘Relax with Google Apps’ GEG event taking place in Cape Town in August. Coming?

If you live in Cape Town and want to know more about Google Apps one of the GEG communities (Cape Town West Coast) is holding a relaxing yet informative morning on Saturday 15th August. Visit http://bit.ly/GoogleAppsRelax to register. Also, please join our GEG South Africa community (https://goo.gl/2fDXtN) to be kept in touch with how Google is growing in schools around the country. ...

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GEG Meetup at Rondebosch High – plenty of sharing of ideas..

On Friday 24th April I excitedly made my way to Rondebosch Boys High to take part in a GEG (Google Educator Group) Meetup. Wondering what GEGs are?  Google’s world-wide GEG initiative aims to grow voluntary groups of teachers in communities who will share their use of the various Google offerings with other interested teachers in their community. Here in South Africa our Google Educator Groups are growing steadily with a membership of 679 teachers since August 2014.  To date we have 12 GEG...

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Google is looking for SA teachers to help them test a new Google course… Interested? (There is a reward!)

This is a message from Victor Udoewa from Google “We are looking for teachers to help us test a new, Google online course. It only requires 30-60 minutes of your time, and we’ll do it over Hangouts. We are especially looking for non-computer science and non-ICT teachers. What? We are creating a Computational Thinking online course that explains to educators what Computational Thinking is and gives examples on how to implement it in the classroom How can you help us?  Give us some of y...

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Google Educator Group Meetup at Rondebosch Boys’ High School on Friday 3-5pm – why not join us?

This is a message from Glenn Jones, a GEG leader for Cape Town Central about a GEG meetup that is taking place on Friday this week. The event “I’m Glenn, for Western Province Preparatory School, and I’d like to invite you to a Google Educator Group meetup at Rondebosch Boys’ High School on Friday 24th April 2015. Google Educator Groups is an informal initiative by like-minded professionals looking to sharing best practices with integrating technology for teaching. We are going to have an ...

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