Starting a Group

(Please note this is only accessible by existing GEG Leaders)

Get in touch with your GEG contact person.

Please note that a new GEG Group and Leader can only be nominated by a GEG Leader, Mentor or Google POC from within that region.

Define your group identity.

GEG group structure can be flexible but usually your Google regional contact knows the best way to organize groups in your country. Chat with Google to find out if you want to create a group at the city level or join an existing city group.

Design your GEG brand.

If creating a new group, create your GEG group name.

Create your GEG Google Groups page.

We recommend setting up a Google Groups Page for all communication with the Group members. Please make sure to keep the Leadership structure as outlined here. Once this is established, please submit your information here (GEG Leaders only) so you can appear on our Communities Map

Create, run and share outcome of your event.

After you agree on the date and details of your first event, post your event on your Google Group. Quite a bit of information about how to design and run events can be found at this site in our Events section. After the event has been run (Yay! congratulations!), please report your event to Edu Activity App Completing the Post Event Survey helps Google to measure the success of GEG and to improve this site and the support we provide.

GEG Community Guidelines

When you join a GEG as a leader or a participant, you are joining a community. And like any growing community, a few ground rules about expected behavior is good for everyone. It's important that everyone in your community sees these guidelines. Feel free to post them to your GEG Google Group for now. Eventually we'll post these on a public website for all GEG members to see.

This guideline covers both online (Google Groups) and offline behavior (during in-person meetups).

Be nice

We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, be welcoming, and generally be a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be around.

Be respectful and constructive

At times GEGs may be composed of very different types of educators ranging from public to private school educators, to educators from pre-schools to high schools and Universities, so we're not going to agree all the time. Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication to your fellow GEG'ers. Don't get into flamewars, don't make personal attacks, don't vent or rant unconstructively. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a potential flamewar or negative thread as early as possible.

Be collaborative

Work together! We can learn a lot from each other. Share knowledge, participate in the Goole Groups, and help each other out.

Participate

This is YOUR community, so be a part of it! Join in on discussions, show up for in-person meetings regularly, offer feedback, and offer to help implement that feedback!

Step down considerately

If you're a leader, or have some form of responsibility in running a GEG, be aware of your own constraints. We all know that life can get busy, so if you know that a new job or family situation will impact your ability to organize your group, find a way to step down gracefully. Make sure someone can take over for you, and transfer the relevant information (contacts, passwords, etc.) for a smooth transition.

In particular, please observe some basic etiquette for online discussions.

Think before you send

Does this message need to go to hundreds of people around the world? Keep off topic conversations to a minimum.

Do not send spam

Do not advertise or promote personal projects which are off topic.

*These guidelines are modeled after the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, and likewise licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.