Some of my take-aways from my time at Google Camp 2014:
- There are so many add-ons that you can get from Google to put into your docs or sheets, some of the ones that I downloaded (directly from my Google Doc, it's all integrated) include: Easy Header and Footer, Easy Bib, Template gallery, Kaizena (this one might just get its own post), and these are just from Docs, I added eight more into my sheets add-ons.
- There are so many ways to communicate with your students and parents using Google Apps for Education (think, calendar, gmail, Docs, etc.) that I've never even considered.
- I've used Google Forms this past year, but I had no idea just how much you can do with them. Again, this could use its own post as they offered three levels of classes on Forms alone.
- As you can tell, I now have a blog and a website for technology support that I got to make at camp...in a room full of educators and tech people, talk about a useful workshop.
- Using Google Earth and Google Maps for taking students to far off places. I used Google Earth before in science class, but I never thought to use Maps (unfortunately, because of using Chromebooks, our students can't use Google Earth unless we take them to a lab.)
As I said above, I'll be writing more posts specifically on each of the take-aways going into much more detail; until then, go ahead and explore some of features that I listed, it's not like you're going to break anything ;)