#GEGNJ Power Hour

#GEGNJ Power Hour

Last night we had our first ever #GEGNJ Power Hour show! I was joined by Google Educator Group: New Jersey co-leaders Kevin Jarrett and Lisa Thumann as well as rock star educators Adam Schoenbart and Daniel Kaufmann. We talked Google updates, tips and tricks, and some great ways we are using GAFE in the classroom. Kevin then led a discussion on Design Thinking and how he is using it in his middle school makerspace. Really great stuff!

I’ve never hosted a Google Hangout on Air, so I learned a lot last night! Some fun behind the scenes: I was nervous to begin with, but then my light bulb burned out right before the show started, so that didn’t help. I also totally blanked on how to do a screen share. I ramble a bit because, if you don’t know, when you host a Hangout on Air, the host has to control who the “camera” is on. With all these factors, this wasn’t my greatest performance; it can only get better! I encourage you, from New Jersey or not, to join us next time on air or just as part of the audience. Also, you can find a GEG close to you here. Here is the crowd-sourced agenda generated for this show so you can access the links we reference and you can see the show itself below. Join us on March 14th at 8pm for our next show and please join our Google Educator Group: NJ to continue to learn with our awesome community!

cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher

Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. Read more at Teched Up Teacher.

Chris Aviles is a STEM teacher, edtech specialist, and president of Garden State Esports (opens in new tab). He is also a regular contributor to Tech & Learning.