Thursday, August 04, 2016

Google Certification

Level 1 Certification!

I am proud to say that I am official a Google Certified Educator Level 1! 

What exactly does that mean?  Here is what Google says...
"If you're an educator who knows how to use Google tools in the classroom, this certification proves your proficiency."

What do you need to do to get certified?
  1. Go through the Fundamentals Training Course on the Google Training website.  Click on this link to take you directly to the information you will need. Level 1 Training Center.
  2. Review.  Be sure to practice the skills that are taught.  Enlist some teacher friends to be your guinea pigs when trying out different parts of Google Apps for Educaiton (GAFE).
  3. Take the test.  The test is 180 minutes long and your webcam will be on the entire time.  It is Google's way to see if you are the one taking the test.  There are both multiple choice questions similar to the ones in the Unit Review at the end of each of the 13 units.  There are also questions that ask you do complete different tasks.  Each of the apps is covered including Docs, Sites, Forms, Sheets, Calendar, Gmail, Hang Outs, and Tasks.
  4. You need to pass with 80% accuracy.  If not then you will need to take the test again :(
  5. When you pass you will receive the following certificate and badge to display on your blog, website and resume!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

April Currently!

I am happy to be linking up with Farley for her April Currently.  Be sure to link up! I am on Spring Break and it will be ending all to soon!  There are a few things left to do, but I have caught up on some sleep and on some TV.

We will soon be into the home stretch of the school year, full of testing, conferences, and report cards.  Here's to a fabulous end of the 2015 - 2016 school year!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year Everyone! 

It is that time again. It is time to start again and make new resolutions.  My resolution is to blog more.  I see to always make that resolution each year, but this year I am going to follow through.  I am starting this year out with Farley's January Currently.

Listening - It is finally not raining and I can open the windows! I love listening to the cars drive by my house.
Thinking - I always have such good intentions to get lots of grading finished, but alas it has not happened yet.
One Little Word - enthusiasm - I am trying to muster up a little or a lot before I go back to school.

Even though I am procrastinating on the grading front, I did earn my Symbaloo Certification recently.
SymbalooEDU - Get Certified