2014 DLTV Educator of the year

A few days ago, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria announced that I will be awarded with the DLTV Educator of the year.

This has come as a wonderful surprise, and I have been very humbled to be awarded something of this nature.

Thanks must go to my principal, Lyn Watts (Educational Consultant) and Karen Swift (Leader of the STACCE13 tour) for their glowing references.

But most of all, thanks to all readers of this blog, my fellow colleagues from #vicpln and around Australia, and those abroad. Without your inspiration and dedication to the profession, there is no way I would be in a position to be receiving this honour.

I look forward to continuing to connect and share with you all!

Google Sites – Creation tips with Google Apps for Education

As part of my recent Google Education Trainer application, I created this 2 minute video which highlights tips and best practices when it comes to creating Google Sites in Google Apps for Education domains.

I used Camtasia to record the on-screen demonstrations, and Sony Vegas to produce everything else.

Another pre-requisite for the Google Education Trainer program is to have achieved the Google Educator certification, to which, I have attained. I found this process extremely valuable and useful for my own practice back at school. I would recommend anyone who is wanting to further their development and understanding of the mechanics of the various Google Apps on offer should study the comprehensive coursework and even take the exams.