Issue No. 62 | Date: January 15, 2021
Local Success Stories from GEG
Leading your GEGs
GEG APAC Weekend
As a tumultuous 2020 drew to a close, GEG APAC Leaders brought a third installment of GEG APAC Weekend to educators from India to Japan. The event was broadcast live on YouTube channels from close to 200 speakers across the region over three days. The event theme, Staying Connected, reminded us of the importance of working together as the world continues to grapple with the global pandemic. GEG APAC Weekend featured workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops mostly focused on G Suite for Education tools, technology in education, women in the STEM industry, and wellness during a time of crisis. Since the summer GEG Leaders from Asia-Pacific planned, discussed, and prepared for this GEG APAC feature initiative, first launched in 2019.
One of the key components of the event is to provide opportunities for educators to share their knowledge and skills with a wide range of people in multiple languages. This time around we had speakers present in 12 different languages. Based on YouTube metrics and a post-event reflection meetup, our reach was easily up to 20,000 educators over the weekend. Building upon lessons of past experience, we decided to revamp and standardize the GEG APAC website and all documents related to the event. Speakers had stylized promotional materials and Slides decks. For each session we used Autocrat to allow participants to auto-generate a certificate of participation and for presenters a certificate of appreciation.
Best wishes for 2021 from GEG Asia-Pacific Connect!
Learning With Google
Learning with Google
Bring your community together to collaborate
Reflecting Forward with GEG UK
Global GEG Beginner's Guide to G Suite
Do you have any staff members in your schools or organisations who are just getting started or thinking of getting started with G Suite? If so, then please point them in the direction of the Global GEG Beginner's Guide to G Suite. The series is a great introduction for new users to G Suite for Education. Whether they are a teacher, support, office or admin staff in a school, this series will help them to use Google tools to improve productivity. Delivered by expert Google Certified Trainers from all around the world, this series can be watched on demand and at the users own pace to help them to develop their skills with G Suite for Education.
Watch on YouTube: http://bit.ly/globalbeginner
More information here: https://www.globalgeg.org/globals-beginner-guide
Individual professional development opportunities
Google ET with GEG Global
Build your own voice app
Voice-activated smart speakers such as Google Home are everywhere, even in education. Watch the show and learn how to create your own voice-activated app