When I started to work in FrogAsia, Chromebook was very new to me. I learnt to explore Chromebook, Google drive, Google Apps and so on, on my own and from my colleagues. So these 2 days training was focusing on using that in teaching and learning in the classroom. It was like getting formal training of using Chromebook and Google apps all over again but in a fun way!
It is very important for educators and teachers now to equip themselves with 21st century teaching and learning skills. Like I said in my previous entry, teaching and learning and technology are not two separate things anymore. We need to incorporate these elements in school as a learning experience for children.
I felt so lucky to be surrounded by the positive energy that comes from all the participants in the training. You know these people are magnificient when they get involved in all the activities without hesitationand are full of commitment. I am so happyto see that we have these amazing teachers in schools and I believe that they will make changes to many students that they touch! :D
Watch talking thumbs here: http://youtu.be/mijCdpQF8-k
PS: Wendy Gorton and Emily Roth are superb trainers!