Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Scoop on Google Teacher Academy (GEG Mississippi Event)

I talk to Google Certified Teachers, Chris Aviles and Naomi Harm, to learn more about the Google Teacher Academy application, their experiences, and duties and responsibilities after GTA. They also give their recommendations for those who are considering applying to Google Teacher Academy.


  1. Hi Dr. Will,
    My name is Kayla Cooper. I am from Mobile, Alabama. I attend the University of South Alabama and I am currently studying Elementary Education. I recently commented on your previous blog and I have been following your blog post since then. I enjoy reading your blogs. I love this blog post and the interview you posted with Chris and Naomi. The video was very informative about the Google Teacher Academy. I really did not know much about it until this video. I have always loved google but recently I have developed a new love for it. It is a great tool and I will be using it when I become a teacher.

    Have a great day!

    Check out my blog for my EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama: My Blog

  2. Dr. Deyamport,
    My name is Andrea Fust, and I am a student at the University of South Alabama, where I am a Secondary Education/Biology major. I am currently taking a course, EDM310, that explores technology use in the classroom. Before this class, I had never used a lot of the Google tools. I now regularly use Google Docs and Google Sites. I found this video very informative, because I did not know a lot about the Google Teacher Academy. However, I will be doing more research on GCT's, because it is something I am now interested in. I think teaching is all about inventing new ways to teach and keeping it fun. I agree that teaching and learning are all about improvement and exceeding in what we know. As teachers we can not teach how we were taught, and that's why I think technology and collaboration are great. Through technology I feel students become more engaged in the lesson, because it becomes more interesting. There are so many tools online that teachers can use to engage their students and make learning fun. Thank you for the very informative video!!
    --Andrea Fust

  3. Dr. Deyamport,
    Since my last comment, I've stumbled across this article I wanted to share with you. Technology is a beautiful thing. I cannot wait to see what the future holds when these students are adults.
    Google Certified Teacher Takes Learning to the Next Level
    --Andrea Fust