Check out the Google Apps for Educators summer workshops offered by District 207.

Google Earth & Google Maps at the Palm Beach Tech Conference!

posted Mar 1, 2017, 6:18 AM by Aida Awad   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

Please join us! We'll be leading a double session workshop featuring Google Earth and Google Maps at the Palm Beach Tech Conference on March 17th. The workshop gives us time for a deep dive to develop an activity ready for students. No prior geospatial experience needed! These powerful tools support the integration of geospatial components and critical thinking into learning activities with ease on a Chromebook or other device. Regardless of grade level you’ll find lots of spots in your curriculum that are ready for the enhanced learning and engagement possibilities realized with geospatial integration.

Explore how Google Earth and Google Maps can add impact to your lessons! Visit the website for more information.

Google Earth, StreetView & More!

posted Dec 9, 2016, 12:03 PM by Aida Awad

K-12 teachers will want to add this to their calendars! GIFT workshop at AGU on December 12-13. We've assembled a great team including John Bailey from Google, Peder Nelson from OSU, Ed Robeck from AGI, Susan Sullivan from CIRES, and Aida Awad Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for a workshop: Images of a Changing Planet: Using Remote Sensing Data and Images to Investigate Land Surface Changes. Hope to see you there!

Northern VA Google Summit

posted Nov 5, 2016, 6:35 AM by Aida Awad

Hope to see you at the Northern VA Google SUmit on November 5 & 6! To The Cloud EDU Google Certified Trainers will be leading sessions on Infographics and 20% Time at the Summit. Come and learn with us!

Dates announced for the Google for Education Certified Trainer Workshop!

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:17 AM by Aida Awad

June 13-16, 2016 a cadre of educators working toward Google for Education Certified Trainer status will gather in Park Ridge, IL at District 207 for the 5th annual Google for Education Certified Trainer workshop. Participants will work through the application process, learn from experts in the field, and collaborate on designing their training portfolios. Join us! More information:

Education Talk Radio appearance 3/3/16!

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:13 AM by Aida Awad

I will be appearing on Education Talk Radio on 3/3 talking about student agency, Google Apps tools, and Hapara tools. Check it out here:

Midwest Google Summit

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:10 AM by Aida Awad

I am honored to be a featured speaker at the upcoming Midwest Google Summit on March 14-15 with workshops on March 13th! Check out the offerings here: Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Are you using the URL shortener?

posted Jul 5, 2015, 3:48 PM by Aida Awad

If you are then you know that this shortened URL will get you to this website, and provides the Site owner with some analytic data too!

New Google for Education Certified Trainer exam released!

posted Jun 29, 2015, 12:49 PM by Aida Awad

The new Google for Education Certified Trainer exam site was reopened this morning! If you are ready to get certified you'll want to visit to register and access the exams:

Google updates certification programs

posted Jun 26, 2015, 10:23 AM by Aida Awad

Google just announce their updated certification programs! Here's what they said in their release, "On the Google for Education team, we want to ensure that we’re recognizing and validating the educators, trainers, and innovators who have taken the initiative to certify their skills. With this goal in mind, we have refreshed and enhanced our professional development program offering."

You will want to check out the new program, training site, and resources. get started here: 

Is a Google for Education Certified Trainer certification in your future?

posted Jun 24, 2015, 10:03 AM by Aida Awad

We are getting ready for the summer 2015 Google for Education Certified Trainer certification workshop beginning on Monday, July 6th! 

This certification gives you access to marketing support, training opportunities, and a listing in the Google for Education trainer directory which could result in you being hired, in your free time, to offer training for schools, businesses, and organizations. A Google for Education Certified Trainer certification is a great addition to a resume and can open doors for you in the future. For teacher leaders, this program will help you get the most out of using Google Apps when designing and implementing lessons with your students, along with planning staff development in your school. You’ll also get great tips and ideas for using Google Apps from the training modules that will be useful in working with your students.

This workshop takes you through the certification process from start to finish and offers networking opportunities with Googlers, Google for Education Certified Trainers, and App providers from around the country through a series of Hangouts.

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