Welcome to the Google Educator's Group of Ireland (GEG Ireland)
GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology both in the classroom and beyond. Via face to face meet-ups and online activities, GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like minded people and share, learn, and collaborate together.
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Helping schools prepare for what's next in education
At Google's The Anywhere School recent event, Google shared great new ways to use Google Classroom, Google Workspace for Education, Google Meet, and Chrome OS - all focused on helping teachers and school leaders continue to do the amazing work they do.
Great Offer from Camara Ireland
Camara Ireland works closely with Google for Education, and are now teaming up with them to offer heavily subsidised Computer Science-focused training and support to all girls' primary schools in the first half of 2021, aiming to address the discrepancy between boys and girls engaging in Computer Science (CS) and CS-related subjects at all levels.
Latest on G Suite Enterprise for Education
Join the GEGIreland Team for a Meet with C-Learning, a Google Premier Partner and one of the key GSEfE partners in UK/I on Tuesday, 13 October from 7.00 pm
Google will also be represented at this Meet to help guide schools on the benefits of upgrading to Google Enterprise for Education
If you missed the digital summit showcasing how schools in Ireland are adapting to new ways of teaching and learning, you can watch it back here
This unique Education on Air event included sessions on:
- Best practice tips from Irish schools to help you make the most of G Suite's tools for distance and hybrid learning such as as Google Meet and Google Classroom
- Expert insight from educators from across the globe about preparing for hybrid or blended learning classrooms
- Talks from Googlers covering Chromebook Management Tips, Meet Product Roadmap and Teacher Training opportunities.
- Internet Safety resources from the Be Internet Legends team
If you missed the fantastic Google Meet with Conor Hartigan (UL), you can watch it back here
This unique Education on Air event included sessions on:
All about Chromebooks.
Using G Suite, Chromebooks and extensions to support reading
Back to School GEG Event
Recording of the GEG.ie Back to School Event with presentations and updates from;
Conor Power - @conpower
Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil - @GCLeolaiocht
Conor Hartigan - @conorhart81
Donncha Ó Treasaigh - @denistreacy
The recording also includes a very interesting Q&A session with the presenters and educators from all over Ireland who love to use Google for Education tools.
Details on upcoming Google for Education events, GEG events along with helpful links and resources were also discussed during the live Google Meet.
Back to School !
Hear about the latest in everything for Google in Education for the new year
Tune in to hear some great inputs from the GEG.ie Team;
50+ Google for Education updates
50 new features in Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products for students, parents and teachers.
Click Here for a summary of all of the new features that will be available in G Suite for Education for the new academic year.
Launch of Ireland’s First Google Educator Group – GEG
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s Schools Division has marked the exciting launch of Ireland’s Google Educator Group website – www.geg.ie. The website was launched by Google for Education Ireland on Tuesday 16th at a webinar for educators throughout Ireland looking at Blended Learning for the new academic year. This is the first approved Google Educator Group for Ireland.
GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology, both in the classroom and beyond, via face to face meet-ups and online activities. GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like-minded people to share, learn and collaborate with one another. GEG Ireland endeavours to provide fellow educators with the most accurate, up-to-date information and best-practice in integrating technology into teaching and learning. The group actively shares innovative knowledge and expertise in using Google for Education tools.
GEG Ireland was established by Donncha Ó Treasaigh, the ETB’s Director of Schools, and Conor Power, an IT teacher at Coláiste Chiaráin, an ETB school in Croom, County Limerick. GEG Ireland has posted an exciting and comprehensive schedule of events with some of the most well-known and respected educators in Ireland who are passionate about using Google in Education technology. GEG.ie will be updated regularly with relevant and helpful information, cutting-edge thought leadership, announcements and class-based success stories and experiences.
Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Director of Schools, praised all involved in working to develop this powerful support network for educators in Ireland. He said: “Teachers have been leading the way in embracing the use of technology, such as Google for Education for years, to enrich learning and teaching for our students. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has become an essential component of the toolkit that educators must use now to engage students of all levels, particularly with school closures and the need to provide Distance Learning measures.”
GEG Ireland will be co-hosting a live Meet on Tuesday, 16 June at 1.00pm to look at ways schools can prepare for September and a new school year.
There will be a panel discussion with Principals and Deputy Principals and the GEG.ie website will be formally launched by Google during the event.
The title of Tuesday's Meet is;
Preparing to go Back to School in Ireland, Tuesday 16th June @1:00pm
First Meet for GEG Ireland
GEG Ireland held its first Meet - Planning for Blended Learning using Google for Education for the next Academic Year on 26 may 2020.
This Meet included contributions from;
This Google Meet will include inputs from:
Donncha O Treasaigh, Director of Schools with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
Ger O Sullivan, Principal of Coláiste Chiaráin
Liam O’ Mahoney, Principal of Mungret College
Kevin O’ Raghallaigh, Principal of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh,
Helen Ryan, Deputy Principal of Mungret College
Conor Power, Assistant Principal in Coláiste Chiaráin
Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, Assistant Principal in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh
Conor Hartigan, Regional Assistive Technology Coordinator with University of Limerick
Teachers using G Suite for Education in Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools
Click below for the SlideDeck from the Meet.