This is cross posted as Tech Dossier.
Best Buy is offering $2million dollars in technology education grants, click here to apply. Deadline is October 12th, 2008.
Sometime in late September, I will be offering a class called, "Becoming a Google Guru" to all faculty at Mohawk Ave and Sparta Middle School. It is a series of 12- 1 hr classes before school (7:45-8:45). Any teacher who attends all 12 classes will be entered is a raffle to win a sweet prize!
Here is an overview of the class:
Class #1 - Creating Google Account/iGoogle Homepage, Quick Overview of Everything Google and the Google Philosophy
Class #2 - Google Advanced Search/Scholar
Class #3 - Google Books - build your classroom library
Class #4 - Google Docs Part 1- word docs and presentations
Class #5 Google Docs Part 2 - spreadsheets, widgets, forms, calculator - geared towards math teachers
Class #6 Google News Archives
Class #7 Google Sites
Class #8 Google Maps/Earth ideas for the classroom - geared toward Social Studies teachers and science teachers
Class #9 Google Notebook
Class #10 Google News and News Alerts
Class #11 Custom Search Engines
Class #12 Even More Google
Dates are coming soon so stay tuned!