Submitted by Omashani Naidoo
Google Educator Groups are growing steadily with a fantastic membership of 568 teachers since August 2014. This report provides a summary of all Google Educator Group activities for January 2015 and the rest of the quarter.
So what’s the fuss?
Google Educator Groups aims to grow voluntary groups of teachers who are ICT Champions who want to be leaders that work in their immediate communities to spread the awareness of the various Google offerings and keep ICT oriented o...Read more
This is great news from Lindsay Durrell and Arthur Preston in Cpae Town. ‘We are pleased to inform you that GEG Cape Town – West Coast is hosting its first event for 2015 on the 26th of February 2015 at Inkwenkwezi High School from 15:00 – 17:30.
The event will take the form of a training session where attendees will be introduced to the Google Apps for Education suite and be given an opportunity to gain some hands on experience of working with a few of these apps. It is therefore...Read more
Submitted by Fiona Beal
Have you ever wondered what happens at a Google Educator Group (GEG) launch? Well they are all different but I would like to take you through a very exciting launch I attended recently, namely the Cape Town West Coast GEG which was launched at Parklands College in Cape Town.
What is a GEG group?
“Google Educato...Read more
The Google Educator Group (GEG) for Cape Town West Coast is being launched today at Parklands College in Table View from 3-6pm. Please just arrive if you haven’t yet booked. Here is a message that I received from the organiser yesterday:
“We’re really excited to have you at our Google Educator Group Launch tomorrow. We can’t wait to share the concept of the community with you. The programme for tomorrow is going to look something like this:
15:00 – Welcome and ̶...Read more
This invitation comes from Tiaan Lotter a Google Educator Group (GEG) leader who teaches at Parklands College in Cape Town.
‘Google Educator Group?’ you ask. ‘What are they?’ Google Educator Groups (GEGs) are being established all over the world. They offer (free of charge) training to enhance the technical abilities of teachers and establish a platform for teachers in a community to collaborate and learn from one another. Here in South Africa SchoolNet is Google’s Education partn...Read more
This is a guest post from Anthony Egbers who is Head of Technology at Dainfern College Prep School. Anthony has had the opportunity to run a BYOT programme over the past two years. He is a firm believer in the opportunities that technology provides teachers in terms of personal development and classroom opportunities. In this post he shares on launching GEG Dainfern and the current Google Educator groups (GEG) movement in South Africa This post is also featured on Anthony’s blog ...Read more
Recently Google launched the Google Educator Group (GEG) program in South Africa with SchoolNetSA as the local education partner. The establishment of GEG groups along with the free GEG workshop training on offer are part of Google’s worldwide strategy to help teachers enhance the use of technology in their teaching. In late July around 25 educators met at a location in Johannesburg for a Train the Trainer weekend run by Wendy Gorton from the USA. As a result of this, GEG workshops are being offered...Read more
Submitted by Fiona Beal
SchoolNet SA is pleased to announce our appointment as Google’s Education Partner in South Africa. We will be offering free GEG training workshops around the country as well as overseeing the formation of Google Education Groups (GEGs) in the different provinces. It is hoped to grow South Africa’s pool of voluntary GEG leaders (practising teachers who are ICT champions) from the workshop attendees. These GEG groups and the GEG training are part of Google’s worldwide s...Read more
Submitted by Fiona Beal
At the Google in Education Summit held at Dainfern College in Johannesburg in July an exciting new venture was launched by Google in South Africa – Google Education Groups. You can find out more about Google Educator Groups (GEGs) in general at this URL: http://www.google.com/landing/geg/ This is a world-wide launch with each country having its own GEGs We invite you to join GEG South Africa. This announcement was received with great excitement at the Summit.
What a...Read more
The Google in Education Summit held last week at Dainfern College in Johannesburg was a really awesome event. The EdTech team had seven amazing presenters – see more here http://za.gafesummit.com/2014/presenters who presented along with some of our local stars who are using Google effectively in the classroom.
An exciting new venture was launched by Google in South Africa at the Summit – Google Education groups at this URL: http://www.google.com/landing/geg/ This is a world-wide la...Read more