Here are some of the biggest takeaways from Google for Education Summit in Singapore.
Meet The Most Inspiring GEG Leaders in Asia Pacific
Philippines. Malaysia. Singapore. West Tokyo. West Jakarta. New Zealand. Asia Pacific
Listen to GEG Leaders’ story of changing the world of education and technology in their own local area has challenged me to go out of comfort zone, take risks, and collaborate with them. It’s really great privilege to meet this amazing group of people here.
Innovation is messy, must meet needs, needs space to grow, need to be supported.
Aaron Loh – Principal of Commonwealth Secondary School
Aaron Loh, Principal of Commonwealth Secondary School (Public School) shared how he lead innovative culture at his school. He do believe innovation require rapid prototyping, support, and space. You can explore how he make it all happen here: cwssinnovates.com
Elements of an Innovative Culture
John Vavamkitis – Google for Education, International Director
- Risk-taking: Confidence to take a risk, unleashing potential, reward and celebrate failure, reframing failure
- Collaboration: Teams identify solutions and execute better than individuals, Teachers should collaborate encourages sharing and adoption.
- Trust : No trust = fear
“I must trust my teachers as much as I trust the captains in my army and the doctors in my hospitals. Our children’s futures depend on it.” Naftali Bennet
Teach questions not answers – Ernst Rubik
This video a MUST WATCH ! It’s time to teach questions to prepare our young innovators!
Learning Sessions with Singapore Teachers
In this Summit, I lead a learning session together with Gusman & Craig. We presented the free and personalized flipped learning with Google CS First curriculum. Google provides FREE & PERSONALIZED flipped learning curriculum to help teachers and students learn Coding in Computer Science through Google CS First.
“Computer Science is NOT
- learning how to type
- learning to use word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software
- learning how to build or repair computers
- playing video games
Computer Science is
- a tool that helps you tell a story [Communication]
- a discipline that emphasizes persistence in problem solving [Critical Thinking & Collaboration]
- a skill that teaches students how to use computers to create [Creativity]”
Google Computer Science First
Among all best resources of learning coding, I found Google CS First is my favorite Coding blended learning platform for K-12 students. Google CS first will be one of the best resource for you and your students learning Coding first time.
Check out how I implemented this Coding Curriculum in my class here: https://edutechpost.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/bring-coding-to-your-class-with-google-cs-first-2/ Big thank you to the amazing participants who were super excited to bring this Coding curriculum to their classroom!
The Summit has many amazing learning sessions such as Gusman’s workshop on Ultradox, an adds on that work together with multiple applications to improve efficiency at work. It must try adds on!!
“One of the most surprising moments was when his brother in Jakarta jumped on Google Hangouts and showed us our files printing in another country, live, while we all received automated emails using the Ultradox system.” Craig Hansen
Google Asia Pacific HeadQuarters Visit
In the second day, we visited the new Google Asia Pacific HeadQuarters in Singapore together with all GEG Leaders. They have so many extraordinary things that inspired me to develop innovative learning and working space for school in the future.
“In addition to its main cafeteria which offers free food, the office boasts various coffee and snack bars where employees are encouraged to gather and as one person said, have plenty of bump-in encounters with others from different departments.”
I think this is the biggest and best Google office I have seen. I am totally impressed at how they design open working space with a lot of great facility that create cozy atmosphere for live, work, study, and play. I truly hope many schools could learn and implement their ideas to design this amazing learning space for their students.
Thank you Aileen, Philip and Nick who organized this inspiring tour !
Start Your Extraordinary Experience with your GEG!
Being part of GEG family has totally changed my life as teacher who always excited to learn, share, inspire, and empower each other. It’s such a JOY to join this workshop with the amazing co leader like Craig & Gusman.
Thank you for all your support and hardwork to make our GEG extraordinary!
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Photo Courtesy of Craig Hansen, Gusman Adi, JD Sianoya Mercado, Aileen Apolo, Nick Lo, and Rab Paterson
Source : http://www.globaledtalk.com/ Craig Hansen’s Blog