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Feel free to share your completed or on going action plan projects. (in alphabetical order by GCT's last name)

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    Marek Beck
    Chicago, 2013
     At least 30 million students are now using GAFE. More states are now adopting             GAFE in all K-12 classrooms. Teachers and students alike are now experiencing         how these technologies are allowing for significant task redesign and creation of             products that were previously inconceivable. It is for these reasons that I am                 establishing the first of many annual Google Summits in the state of Connecticut.



Mt. View '06
Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. 



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John Calvert
NYC '08
Inspired by Jerome Burg's Lit Trips, John created this Google site for primary children (7-8 year-olds) who are exploring different types of communities. Lesson plans are included in the Teacher Pages. There is even a link to add your own Field Trip to the site.

Fictitious Worlds 
Boulder '09
Chris' 8th graders put together Google sites on fictitious countries, museums or businesses. Here is her demo site:https://sites.google.com/site/theislandofguaca/

CUE Rock Star Camps
Seattle '11
These 3 day PD camps are built around the idea of teachers becoming PD  
leaders. We have a lot of great teachers, what is needed is a network of                 connected, active teacher leaders. Rock Star  camps are a crucible, where teachers can connect, spread their wings and begin leading PD. The camps always have a full "Google Day" and Google Tools are used throughout. To date, more than 20 GCTs have sprung from 5 Summers worth of CUE Rock Star, an immense number considering only about 400 folks attended the first four camps. More at: cue.org/rockstar
          


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Sydney '11
During a Google Earth Walk, students engage in real-world problem solving as they work their way through a virtual tour on Google Earth. Each placemark offers an engaging, geotagged image as well as a compelling question, challenging students to apply what they've learned in the real world. Right now, the focus is principally Math, but they're in the process of incorporating Science and Social Studies.

Teacher Sites 
Anne Dotson
GTACO'09
Anne created a blog for her teachers It can be found here: http://techtipsswsd.blogspot.com/
One of her teachers, also a Google Certified Teacher has a fabulous site:



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History with Stamps
Yair Farby
Israel '12
In it's initial stages, Yair is using Google Sites & stamps generated by the JNF to teach the history of the state of Israel. In this way, it teaches the history of Israeli Nationality through subjects like: arithmetic's, geography and earth studies, bible and history, art and calligraphy, literature and poetry.


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Digital Citizenship Certificates
Chicago '13
My goal is to create a series of French language online digital literacy learning modules that will reside on Ontario's learning management system (LMS) Desire2Learn (D2L). These modules, once successfully completed, will allow students in grades 7 to 10 to obtain a certificate of digital citizenship (C2N) issued by the Ministry of Education of Ontario. This digital citizenship certificate will have two components: a printable certificate as well as a digital badge similar to OpenBadges from the Mozilla Foundation.


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            Brian Hamm
            Sydney '13
            The “Tech Crewsaders” are Seoul Foreign High School’s student technology support and                        innovation team. This Action Plan will package the setup, development, management, and                    overall processes involved with creating and maintaining your own “Tech Crewsader Program”                while collaborating with the network.  Schools can use and modify what they like in the package             and plug into the Tech Crewsaders various collaborative projects and publications.


Meghan Haselbauer GTAMTV '14 

Teachers 2 Teachers will be a live Google Hangout with teachers talking about what they are doing in the classroom on a daily basis and how we are using technology to make our lives easier.  We hope to broadcast twice a month on Tuesdays at 3pm central.  

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Jen Jonson
GTAWA '11
Students composed essays in Docs, then recorded a podcast using Aviary. Aviary is linked to the apps domain so our students already had accounts ready & waiting. Podcasts were mixed down using Aviary'sterrific mp3 embedded player code to simply copy & paste into Sites. Using page-level permissions in Sites, students had access to the relevant page on the collaborative site.

Goo in the Loo
GTACHI '13
Find printable "Goo in the Loo" flyers to post in bathrooms in your school, district, home and community.  Each flyer has a Google Apps tip or trick submitted by a Google Certified Teacher or a Google Apps Certified Trainer.  Flyers are provided in a printable PDF format and also a Google Docs format for customization.  Feel free to make a copy and modify it to fit your needs.


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NYC '07
This very popular project reaches around the globe with each project has a history theme and schools must use Google tools. You will see everything from explorers to historical literature to famous historical events. Here are some examples:

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            ATX '14
            My Computer Apps students will create our “DJHS Video Tech Library”   Youtube Channel containing instructional videos over Google Apps,   Add-ons and Extensions for students, teachers, etc.  Rather than   
simply teaching my students how to use Google Apps and tools, I will 
transform my classroom into a training environment where the 
students become the teachers.  I will create a new school website 
where our 11 new Google Educators will be featured and include the 
new student created Video Tech Library as well as social media 
hashtags and links to Google Educator Groups to inspire more teachers
in my district and beyond to use Google technologies in their  
classrooms.


MTV '14
Creating a community of digital writers one classroom at a time. Committed to spreading the word about how digital writing creates authentic learning experiences for young adolescent learners. Special focus on blogs related to the California Writing Project theme: Upstanders, Not Bystanders.


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NY '07
Sarah's second graders do a culture exchange in the spring with classes in Australia. She and fellow GCT Laurie Wales send mascots to each other and post pictures so that the children could learn about the other country and other school based on where the mascot was in the picture. 


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Mt. View'08
Students created a website featuring a Google Form that asked students from around the world what they were doing to avoid becoming a teen parents. Using Social Media, students spread the word to watch their Youtube video and help find solutions to a huge problem plaguing their area.

Aaron Slutski
Seattle '11
James Sanders 
UK '12
From opposite sides of the US, these two GCTs,Aaron Slutsky and James Sanders, teamed up to create a Youtube channel that aims to help teachers and schools deploy and integrate Google Chromebooks effectively.


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            Brian Hamm
            Sydney '13
            The “Tech Crewsaders” are Seoul Foreign High School’s student technology support and                            innovation team. This Action Plan will package the setup, development, management, and overall             processes involved with creating and maintaining your own “Tech Crewsader Program” while                    collaborating with the network.  Schools can use and modify what they like in the package and                plug into the Tech Crewsaders various collaborative projects and publications.


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1st Russian K-12 Google Apps User Group
Sydney '11
Building the Russian K-12 Google Apps users regional group. It will be one of the first non-English speaking educational Google Apps communities.


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NYC'08
For three years, Rita has been taking a group of students from Argentina to a school of English in Brighton, England. In order to help them get to know each other, she used a blog in Blogger. Students then created a Google Site that they used to process information on the different cities they'd visit in England. Here is an example:https://sites.google.com/site/triptoengland2012/