- Its free for Education
- Seamless integration amongst apps
- If you have a need, Google probably has a tool
- Extensions and add ons for customized functions
- They keep innovating
- Access across any platform
- All my stuff is in one place
November has been a very Google-y month for me. It started with my application to become a certified Google Trainer. I found this process to be much more fun than the teacher certification and it gave me the opportunity to be creative. The application process consists of an online test, a 3 minute self-promotion video and finally the application itself. My fingers are crossed as I wait to find out if I'm selected!
This month our district hosted the CenTx Google Summit. Thanks to +Amy Mayer and her group from @friEDTECHnology for organizing such a great event. I presented an advanced session on the autoCrat add-on. autoCrat adds useful functionality to Google Sheets and Forms. I use it to manage form workflow for online course enrollments. As expected, I had a small group of attendees which was perfect for meeting the needs of individuals and answering questions specific to the contexts in which this tool would be useful. I had a district AP who has a need in which autoCrat would be a perfect tool and I'm looking forward to supporting her with this. I'm hoping I can convince her to share how she is using autoCrat with other administrators at this year's Fusion conference in Hays CISD.
I will continue to post month updates on how I'm showing off my favorite color pallet and my mission to Google-ize Hays CISD!