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Reflections on the first annual NexTech Summit Singapore

AppsEvents was privileged to partner with Lee Wilson and the team at Nexus International School in Singapore in February for NexTech, a new kind of event for International School Educators. Long time AppsEvents team member +Sarah Woods was the day 1 keynote and shares her thoughts below.

For a long time, just getting teachers to a point where they felt comfortable using the GSuite of tools has been a huge undertaking. I've had the opportunity to participate in AppsEvents Google Summits in Europe, Africa, and Asia and every single one has offered a wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with educators who are actively trying to take their understanding of how technology can be used to take their teaching to the next level.

But more and more teachers are now comfortable with working in the cloud and the problems they faced with moving their planning and sharing of lessons to an online environment are slowly starting to disappear, leaving them asking, "What's next?"

I d…

Take part in our 2017 survey of ‘Google use in schools’ and get special early access to the results

After the huge success of our 2016 survey we are delighted to be be compiling our 2017 survey, the most comprehensive survey of Google use in schools worldwide.

Click here to complete the survey it takes about 5 - 10 minutes

As a thank you for completing the survey we will share early access of the results with all respondents, including our analysis of the trends and best practices we note among other schools. Remember that the results will be viewable in aggregate by 'country', 'region' and 'type of school' so you or your school will not be personally identified in any way to anyone.

Here are the results from our 2016 survey


How to work as a Google trainer

I’m often asked by aspiring Google EDU trainers “How can I work as a Google trainer?” Typically it is educators looking to go beyond just helping their colleagues and to start training externally and to charge for their services. I love welcoming new trainers to the community so am glad to help and I always start with the same question: ”Are you sure you want to do this?”

Do you really LOVE training people on Google tools? Are you someone who will respond the same day to one of your students when they email you a year later with a question? Do you get a warm fuzzy feeling when you see the ‘aha moment’ as someone realizes they can apply something you said? Do you get a geeky excitement when you see a new feature added to G Suite and rush to retweet it? Do you have the free time to train? Are you willing to spend days unpaid and evenings and weekends keeping your skills up to date?

….If the answer to all the above is an enthusiastic ‘Yes’ then read on, you are in the right place! I was on…