Issue No. 69 | Date: July 28, 2021
Local Success Stories from GEG
Leading your GEGs
Spotlight on a GEG leader : Sameeha Jhan
This month’s spotlight is all about Sameeha Jhan who is the leader of GEG Colombo in Sri Lanka. As a Co-Leader, Sameeha plans and organises training and development sessions for the GEG and other educators near them.
How did you get involve with Google Educator Groups
We are the first local GEG from our country, Sri Lanka; so there was no connecting with any other. After being introduced to the Google Educator and Trainer certifications in June 2020 by Mr. Azim Majeed - @EduTechOne (the founder of GEG Colombo), I managed to complete Levels 1 and 2; thereafter got my trainer status by early September 2020. We then initiated the GEG Colombo.
What is your most memorable GEG moment?
Why not follow @binth_j and @GEG_SriLanka to see how their GEG grows.
Bring your community together to collaborate
Code with "Gente de Palmo e Meio"
Code is intended to be a contribution to the development of skills associated with digital literacy and to foster cross-curricular competences. The concepts associated with it should reinforce not only the domain of computing, but also key concepts in other domains of learning (expression, music, art, etc.). It is important to make learning increasingly meaningful and contextualised, challenging students to develop transversal skills, reinforcing confidence in their abilities. Based on these aspects, an activity using tablets was designed and carried out with 5-year-old preschool students at Castiis, Colégio de Santa Eulália. Coding in an educational context allows us to diversify learning scenarios by bringing together programming languages and making a "bridge" with everyday situations, promoting the resolution of problems that encourage the development of logical reasoning, articulation with the areas curricular, carrying out contextualised projects that as a whole provide the student with the opportunity to build their own knowledge.
Individual professional development opportunities
GEG Brazil - GEG On Air
GEG On Air 38: An Adventure in My Maps - GEG Leaders Luciene Santana (GEG Imperatriz), Auderlânia Dias (GEG Lavras de Mangabeira) and Eduardo Devai (GEG Ourinhos) shared creative ideas using My Maps in their classes. One of the suggestions is to use ‘storytelling’ to involve students in real life contexts and ask them to create maps collaboratively. Links to the recording and slides.