Sunday, August 24, 2008

Keeping My Fingers Crossed

I did it. I applied for the Certified Google Teacher seminar that will be held in Chicago on September 24. I thought that maybe I should wait since I am so new to Web2.0 technologies, but after reading the CoolCatTeacher post about the application, I decided to produce my video idea and finish the application process.

Honestly, I wanted to apply ever since I came across the post about the Academy on the Google for Educators site (BTW, I've also seen references to the Academy from Miguel Guhlin, Mark Wagner, and Doyle (among others). I just assumed that because I am new to Web2.0 and live further than 90 minutes from the training site, that my application wouldn't be considered. The CoolCatTeacher (Vicki Davis) said in her post that

"it is worth going through it just to be a part of the teacher resources made available after you go through the course. The networking is phenomenal."

That sold me. I took the idea I had on the 'drawing board' for my video and produced it. I don't own any video equipment, but I consider myself fairly resourceful. If (I mean, WHEN) my application is accepted, I will make it to Chicago on September 24. I'm posting my video here. Watch it and then comment...I want to know what you think.


  1. I enjoyed the video and I thought your play on the the key words was very creative. I liked the music, but as it continued playing it became a bit too long. Can you splice it with another song? Maybe just another song added halfway would be a nice touch, but also maybe I'm just a bit too picky. Great video regardless.

  2. I like the inovation. You made a movie without video! Nice work. Good luck!

  3. Thanks for the feedback! I hope to see you there!

  4. I liked you video, the play on words was nice. Good luck to you!

  5. Thank you for the compliment, Nicole! Coming from a Google Certified Teacher, that means a lot to me!