Google Teacher Newsletter - Google Science Fair, CS4HS, GTA Australia update, webinars

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Dana Nguyen, Google Apps for Education

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Jan 25, 2011, 3:31:55 PM1/25/11
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Hello educators and happy new year!

Did you know that 2011 is the international year of chemistry (http://
www.chemistry2011.org)? Google's getting ready to celebrate and
promote educational achievements in science - and all of STEM - with
several events and programs planned throughout the year. This month we
kicked off the first online science fair and opened applications for
the CS4HS program. We're excited and ready to be inspired by a new
generation of scientists!

If you're attending the the ASCD Annual conference in San Francisco
this March - stop by our booth #1223 to say hi and learn some tips and
tricks for using Google Apps and other Google products in your
classrooms.

We look forward to sharing more in the months to come.

In this newsletter:
- Google Science Fair
- Google Teacher Academy in Sydney
- CS4HS Applications
- Upcoming Google Apps for Education Professional Development webinars

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GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR
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Introducing the world’s first online global science competition, the
Google Science Fair! Google has partnered with CERN, The LEGO Group,
National Geographic and Scientific American to create a new kind of
online science competition that is more global, open and inclusive
than ever before. Students aged 13 - 18 from around the world are
invited to enter and compete for awesome once-a-lifetime experiences,
scholarships and real-life work opportunities. Sign up today at
google.com/sciencefair.

We hope you are as excited about this upcoming competition as we are
are!

For tips on how to get started helping your students prepare for the
Science Fair, register for this webinar on February 8, 4:30PM PT/
7:30PM ET: Embrace your inner Einstein: Using Google Apps for the
Google Science Fair Online - https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=961203885


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UPDATE ON GOOGLE TEACHER ACADEMY IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
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The first Google Teacher Academy of 2011 will be held at the Google
office in Sydney, Australia. The date for the GTA has changed and will
now be held on April 20th (with an optional half day unconference on
April 21st).

There's still time to apply! We are accepting applications from all
over the world, so polish up your writing and video skills and apply
by 11:59 PM PST (UTC/GMT -8) on 27 January 2011. For more
information, please visit our site: http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html

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CS4HS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
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Applications for Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) 2011
workshop grants are open now until February 18, 2010! CS4HS is a
workshop for high school and middle school computer science teachers
that introduces new and exciting concepts in computing and how to
teach them. Any University, Community College, or Technical School in
the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Asia are welcome to apply.

To submit an application and for more information about the CS4HS
program please visit www.cs4hs.com

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GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES
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Learn how to use Google Apps in the classroom with a new bi-weekly
webinar series lead by Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers.
Webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays, 4:30PM PT/7:30PM ET and will
also be recorded and archived.

Future webinar topics for this series include:
- Jan 25: Introduction to Forms in Google Docs -
https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=969555359
- Feb 1: Advanced forms in Google Docs -
https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=968743187
- Feb 8: Embrace your inner Einstein: Using Google Apps for the Google
Science Fair Online - https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=961203885
- Feb 15: Managing Google Docs with your classroom -
https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=961914912
- Feb 22: Building a class site with Google Sites -
https://google.webex.com/google/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=962684060

For more resources, check out the Google Apps for Education Online
Training center at edutraining.googleapps.com. View recorded webinars
in the Google Apps for Education Resource Center:
http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/resource_center.html

To have someone come and deliver customized professional development
at your school, contact a localGoogle Apps for Education Certified
Trainer: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/trainer_directory.html



Cheers!

Dana Nguyen
Google K-12 Education Outreach
Google for Educators
http://www.google.com/educators
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