#GEGNJ Power Hour 3

Our special guest was Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management for Google Apps for Education.
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Monday we rolled the credits on another #GEGNJ Power Hour!! We were joined by a student from my school, Fair Haven (He is writing this in third person for me!). He talked about a kid’s point of view of #GAFE. Jeff Bradbury talked about lesson plans on Google Sites, Alyssa Miller talked Digital Portfolios, and Kim Mattina told us about Google Classroom.

Our special guest was Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management for Google Apps for Education. He talked about Google Expeditions and how it came to be, and also gave away some Google Cardboards.
Below is the video of the show and here is the agenda which includes links to the things we discussed. We start crowdsourcing the agenda two weeks before the show and you can join #GEGNJ here even if you aren’t from New Jersey because not everyone can be perfect.

See you on May 9th for the next show!

Until Next Time,


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.



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#GEGNJ Power Hour 2

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#GEGNJ Power Hour 4

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#GEGNJ Power Hour 5

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