Congratulations! The #WDC17 (Washington, DC) and #SYD 17 (Sydney, Australia) cohorts have completed the yearlong Google Innovator program. Each cohort consisted of 36 educators. These educators were selected from hundreds of candidates based on their ideas on how to design creative solutions to solve the world’s toughest challenges in education. Over the last year, they have been developing and launching their Innovator projects, as well as working with a mentor, to drive change in their schools, districts, and communities.
Last month, these cohort members shared some of their projects and next steps. Here are some highlights to get you involved and inspired!
StudioEDU is an all-in-one solution in providing schools access to the latest media equipment and training. Built on innovation, mobility, and multi-functional use for schools, each studio can be outfitted with live streaming capabilities and teacher-led video instruction.
Call to Action: Like our Facebook Page, Share out StudioEDU.
The goal of the Help @ Home project is to help parents become better connected with their student’s digital lives. Sample topics to be covered include digital citizenship, security and privacy, social media, and more!
Call to Action: Sign up for the newsletter! Get these tips out to your parents.
Our mission is to build a positive community of racialized educators, promote conversations about identity among all educators, and take action and improve equity in educational spaces.
Call to Action: Ideas and inspiration for video series called REAL TALK – looking to get educators to talk about identity, implicit bias, and microaggressions! Artifacts related to diversity, equity and inclusion to be posted on our blog!
The Parent Tech. Connect seeks to provide families with opportunities to gain strategies for learning with technology in the home.
Call to Action: Use patience! Sign-up, locally! Provide feedback.
The SPED HUB is a resource created that can be utilized by anyone who works in special education and student services. The goal of the SPED HUB is to provide resources that will minimize the time spent in regards to all necessary paperwork for all those who work in the field of special education. You will find a variety of resources to apply to your own school setting.
Call to Action: Submit resources that can help student services and special education teachers.
The student-safe, teacher vetted way to access GIF images in the classroom!
Call to Action: SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Share the resource, share a gif, and share the love of learning in a different way!
Go Be Love partnered with Mission of Hope Internation (MOHI) in Grand Goave, Haiti. MOHI is already changing the culture by providing consistent education to over 800 students PreK-12th grade.
Why a mobile STEAM lab? Why not? Our students deserve the opportunity to have access to hands-on and engaging activities that will allow them to learn the skills needed to be successful 21st Century students – creative, critical thinkers, communicators, and collaborators.
Call to Action: Share STEAM lessons that can be used on the bus, send money, share ideas, suggestions for items for the bus when we expand
HiPstory is a hands-on, individualized, project, & inquiry-based approach to History and Social Studies.
It integrates inquiry, design thinking, and technology with social studies to create an innovative classroom experience that is fun, engaging, and fosters 21st Century skills in students.
Call to Action: Look at projects, pass along to other History / Social Studies teachers so more will add to the project repository, and sign up to be HiPstory mentor teachers.
The goal ?of Empower EDU is to equip Instructional Tech Coaches and Teachers with the resources ?they need to design ?learning that is student-centered ?and future-focused ?.
Call to Action: Teachers–> Fill out the Form and partner with a coach to plan a lesson. Coach–> refer a teacher to fill out the Form and partner with them to plan, implement and reflect on a lesson.
Feeling overwhelmed by poor classroom behavior, lack-luster relationships with your administration and coworkers, or are you just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Stop wondering what to do and start taking serious action in order to BEAT THAT BURNOUT.
Call To Action: Signing up would be AH-MAZING!! Also, just finished this FREEBIE, I’d love your feedback as I JUST finished it today. http://bit.ly/2O7soBB
Welcome to DigiGuard! Navigating technology in this ever-changing landscape can be a challenge. As parents/guardians, we cannot do it alone. We need a community to share trends and tips to help us keep our kids safe.
Call to Action: Sign up and get involved.
The Student Empowerment Project’s mission is to connect EdTech tools with students with disabilities through Universal Design For Learning.
Call to Action: Wait for #moresoon.
Our mission is to make foreign language learning accessible to all learners by providing an individualized approach to learning. A language pal with whom they can learn, listen and speak with thereby exposing the learner to various cultures, as well as immersing them in the target language.
Call to Action: See what it is and contact me for a beta testing.
Ever wanted to try something new with your students but couldn’t find the time or resources? The Design Thinker Lab is an all-in-one solution that sends you everything you need to create opportunities for your students to practice digital age problem solving using the design thinking framework. Help your students become not only problem solvers but also problem finders.
Call to Action: Download the Design Thinker Lab kit for Rosie Revere Engineer and get their students using design thinking.
A website built specifically for Ed Tech coaches and eLearning coordinators in schools. Filled with resources, tips, tutorials, and a blog. The one place where those who teach others digital technology skills can find the resources they need.
Call to Action: Sign up for updates on the homepage.
The purpose of this project is to share and connect our community’s past to the present through the lens of 360° images and video.
Call to Action: Learn about the project to make it your own!
Our story is simple. We want to create a resource that is purposeful, relevant, ready to use and draws on the knowledge of expert teachers. Our aim is to support ICT and Digital Technology leaders in Australian primary education.
Call to Action: Please sign up and share amongst your networks.
To give students and teachers a tool that is easy to use, that will make professional looking websites allowing integration of Google Earth, 360 Video, Street view, images, etc. The projects created by teachers will go into a database that is searchable so that other teachers can use it.
Call to Action: Make a copy of the spreadsheet.
#StrengthBasedEDU serves as a resource to educators, students, parents and communities seeking a positive approach to teaching and learning where individuals seek to understand the strengths and talents first and foremost. This approach leverages an ethic of care for the individual while embracing the power of relationships and relationship building.
Call to Action: Check out the ways you could implement a strength-based approach to education in the Discovering tab.
LocatED is a free app for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, librarians, and many more that makes it easy to connect and share so innovation can take root and grow in our schools.
Call to Action: Download the LocatED app! 🙂
#FTPolaris19 is the second iteration of the Polaris Project, a project designed to help teachers guide their own learning and project development using design thinking strategies.
Call to Action: Right now – just explore!
Coding resources for teachers across all curriculum areas.
Call to Action: Watch the videos, share the videos, subscribe to the channel.
Call to Action: Please sign up for further news!
Call to Action: Folks should start getting real-time feedback from students to put growth mindset in action. Of course, they should give some feedback to me, so I can continue to improve it.
Call to Action: Add a comment to my blog
Call to Action: Spread the message of asking, sharing and citing. Bring awareness to the mission of creative commons!
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