A Global Hip-Hop Passport

Session Description

A Global Hip-Hop Passport

This presentation discusses the affordances and constraints of using Google Apps forEducation to deliver a technology class with a hip-hop theme for secondary institutions. The goal was to increase the literacy skills of youth using a topic the students had self-expressed an interest in. The apps integrated were Google Sites, Docs, as well as Maps, Blogger, and YouTube.


  • Suggested audience: Primary and secondary (K-12) educators
  • Prior experience or knowledge: Intermediate (have some familiarity with Google Apps)


  • Time: 3pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag: : #gafehiphop
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair

Akesha Horton & Keith Heggart
Doctoral Candidates, USA & Australia


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