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Seoul – Google Apps in Phys Ed Workshop

I am very pleased to be able to bring details regarding the upcoming Google Apps in Physical Education workshop that I will be running in Seoul on Tuesday the 21st of January. The workshop will explore the applied use of Forms, Drive, Spreadsheets, Scripts and much more within the action packed PE Classroom. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to put their new skills into action with a complete hands on focus. Download the workshop flyer here.

All attendees will be required to bring along a Laptop, Google Chrome Browser and an Google account ready for a day of non stop learning.

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Date: Tuesday 21st of January

Where: Seoul Foreign School

Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Registration and further information can be found here

Also register before December 31st to receive a complimentary lifetime membership to The PE Geek blog. As spaces are strictly limited, get in early to avoid disappointment.  If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact Jarrod for more information.

 

 

 

Autocrat & Personalized Fitness Test Reports

Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in May this year, I have been interested in the incredible power of the amazing Google Scripts. To put it simply scripts allow the automation of a variety of tasks within the Google Environment. From Google Docs, to spreadsheets and site creation there is virtually an automated solution to everything your trying to do.

In recent weeks however, I have been playing with one in particular known as “Autocrat“. This simple script makes it possible to automatically merge a masse of data from a Google Spreadsheet into a document, essentially creating individualized versions. One of the immediate ways I see potential for the script straight away is its inclusion in a fitness tests unit, where a teacher would be producing individual documents that contain students personal results.

Watch the video below to see exactly how Autocrat can be used in this situation to take your productivity to a whole new dimension.  It truly is an amazing tool.

 

 

So how else can you use it? Click the following link and fill in the form to see another Autocrat PE Example. It’s bound to impress.

 

 

My Google Teacher Academy Appplication

With the upcoming 2013 Google Teacher Academy being held again this year in Sydney, I thought I would take up the opportunity and trial my luck at an application. Heres an abstract from the Google Teacher Academy Website 

The GTA is a FREE professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. Produced by CUE, each Academy is an intensive, two-day event during which participants get hands-on experience with Google’s free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact.

One of the most important aspects of the application is accompanying video, which must go for no more than 1minute and address one of the following areas - “Motivation and Learning”, “Classroom Innovation,” or “Positive Change in My Community.” So without further a do, here is my video application which focuses on Innovation within the Physical Education Classroom.

Wish Me Luck