Friday, February 7, 2020


Just scheduling a post to see if there are any non-intrinsic googlisms.

Did my picture show up below the Read More separator?

Miffed...animation of drawings in slides?

***This is a Google Ed Cert blog. No need to follow this.***

First of all, here is a google JAM I started as an experiment.

Second, as the title says, animations of drawings in slides? How is that done? I'll have to research and find out. I don't think it is that simple. Google likes to find workarounds instead of useful other source apps sometimes.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

On again for training-uggh

I just met with a colleague to help her through Google Cert training. Why haven't I already leveled up to certified trainer? Don't know. Now I'm going straight through. I was so embarrassed.

No. No one is actually saying "Greg, you have to be a certified trainer. That doesn't matter. I should be above the fray with Google without anyone telling me to. That's who I am.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Been a Long TIme

According to the Blogger activity tracker, I haven't been on Blogger since 2012. Whew. I know, right. WTF. Why so long.
I just don't have it in me to post blogs every day. I'm not important enough, witty enough, vain enough, nor does anything happen to me to warrant daily diatribes. Instead, I maintain a website and a monthly newsletter. Done.
I'm only getting back into the blogosphere to practice for my Google Ed Recertification and to check in on any changes that google made with this simple tool.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


    Here is a video that I embedded quite easily from youtube. Blogger and Youtube are both linked to the google realm, so they make it seamless. This IS important for students.


It's still Google. Rather than move into something else (say Edmodo),  students are using a platform/program that is already being used. Perhaps this is a good thing. From my point of view, I like adding something a "little" new.

There are few easily available collaboration ideas like awards, quizzes, polls, avatars. Each of those can be added through googleapps but not as readily as something like Faceboook or Edmodo.

Pros for Blogger

Connection to Google

Students already know a little about googledocs that will connect with what is needed for online blogging:

adding links
adding photos
composing using the editing bar

Open Sourced

updated regularly
connections with circles (google +)