Google Educator Groups NZ – what is it all about? #hangout

So have spent an hour plus this evening watching the first GEGNZ  – Google Educator Groups NZ.

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Wow! What a wealth of knowledge we have here in New Zealand! Great tips and tricks for Google +, Google Drive (drawing), Google Search and more.

So a list of the things I thought were really cool from this hangout…

  • adding favourites extension to Google+
  • in a Google Drawing making an image into an image map
  • ctrl+shift+v – paste without the formatting – lifesaver this one!
  • different ways to search in Google Search including voice search
  • hearing about all of the cool Google things and great professional discussion!!

…plus heaps more, go look at the hangout and the Events page of the Google site for information about tips and tricks.

Get onto Google+ if you have already and join the GEG NZ Group

Here is the recording of the hangout:

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and link to the GEG NZ Google+ group.

View the story “#GEGNZ” on Storify

#edchatnz and principal challenge!

Thursday 3 July, one day till end of time and has been a fabulous #edchatnz session. So cool having so many educators so enthusiastic just before the end of term.

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If you don’t know what it is have a look, get involved and get excited!! You can connect thru the Twitter hashtag #edchatnz, following @edchatnz, following the founder @MissDtheTeacher, blog – http://www.edchatnz.blogspot.co.nz/, and Google +.

Challenge stated with this Twitter conversation:

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Really like this idea as leaders have such an influence over how the rest of the school acts, develops and flows.

And have just remembered that there were already two of four SMT (the DPs) on Twitter and actually I encouraged two that are acting to get on. But they are all pretty quiet. How can I encourage them to engage in Twitter and build their own PLN?

Now, how can I hook my principal in? Maybe find out what she is really interested in at the moment to do with education, the school?

Got any ideas to help me lead change? Please leave your idea or tweet me!