I was privileged to present at the Creek Planet School in Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India and share Festivals in the Philippines. The children sang a song and presented me with a welcome card. Students and teachers from the Creek Planet school made me feel at home. I was amazed with the active participation of the students and how they asked smart questions about the Philippines, our culture & tradition, festivals and history.
Seesaw digital portfolio is one of the most popular to students, teachers and parents. It allows everyone to communicate, teachers to deliver lessons/keep track of students’ progress, and students to record and share their learning. It’s an amazing tool that makes learning, assessment and collaboration happen in one platform.
Last year one of my colleagues, Sri, suggested using Seesaw app. I then trialled it, encouraged other teachers to work with me and use the Seesaw in their classes. We have been using using Seesaw for a couple of years now from early childhood up to Grade 3 students. I am also using it with my Grade 6 Maths students too. Last December 2015, I received an email notification regarding Seesaw Ambassador application. To qualify, I needed to apply before December 25, after which I was notified to attend the webinar and to take the exam. I was fortunate to pass all the requirements. I also helped one of my colleagues, Joanna, to become an ambassador so at ISH there are two of us who are ambassadors! After becoming an ambassador, the next step is to deliver training sessions and share the potential of Seesaw in teaching and learning. Some of the perks of being an ambassador include being a part of the community of Seesaw Ambassadors, connect with other ambassadors who share the same passion to use Seesaw and showcase best practices, get Seesaw swags, access to Seesaw plus and many more!
Starting the year 2017 with a training session request:
Successfully delivered training session on Google Classroom with Government High School teachers, together with 2 other co-Google for Education Group leaders: Neha and Swapna.
Ending the year 2016 meeting with my co-Google for Educator Leaders in Hyderabad, Arif, Aya, Maya, Swapna and Neetha.
GEG-Hyderabad EoY Meet
Seeing the potential of one of my students in 6th Grade Maths, Varun Munagala, who is keen in programming and coding, so I lent her my Makey-Makey. He turned it into a Mario Yoga controller!
Great start of the school year to be invited for the Annual EdTechReview and be one of their Keynote Speakers. I shared the International School of Hyderabad’s Technology Integration plans for this year 2016-17.
I also had the chance to hit multiple birds with one stone, I get the chance to watch my daughter joining the football team of International School of Hyderabad and compete against 3 other IS in India, The British School – New Delhi, Stonehill International School- Bangalore and Mercedes Benz International School – Pune. Plus a bonus of meeting with one of my friends & former partner in Service Learning, Amanda Kirkham!
I have had the opportunity to deliver a Training Session with Insight School with one of my other co-GEG Leaders Arif Syef on August 20, 2016. I delivered a session on Google Forms and Arif presented Google Docs.