Thursday, 5 November 2015

Upcoming GEG Event and Future projects for this Blog

It has been a busy time for myself these last couple of weeks, and no, I'm not planning on taking it down a notch.

Aside from creating tutorial videos and doing my day to day teaching and planning, GEG West Bangkok, myself included, have been busy preparing for our Next event. I have mentioned GEG's before in a previous Blogpost of mine but wanted to share a bit more about our upcoming event as it will no doubt have Topics other GEG's or Gatherings might be interested in hearing about. 

After many long discussion and inspiring hangouts with our core members and Facilitators, we decided on a number of Central Topics and Overarching Theme. 

So, here it is:
TRANSFORMING EDUCATION, PREPARING THE FUTURE

Ok, ok, big title, I know. Here is what we will be discussing;

As you can see from the Flyer above this GEG Meet will feature Bee-Bots, Pro-Bots, Kanbanchi and Chromebooks.



First up are Chromebooks, most of you are already familiar with Chromebooks and the use of these within education. Heck, you might be reading this on a ChromeBook! But just in case you are not, we will have Chromebooks available for you to play around with and will discuss the uses of these in class. 




Secondly we will have Bee-Bots and Pro-Bots, these are programmable Floor Robots used to introduce the younger children to Coding and Computational Thinking. We are going to have a hand on session with these brilliant tools and explore how you(the teacher) can use them in class.

Giving practical examples of activities for the younger children we will discuss both the pro's and con's in teaching Coding at such a young age!



A third highlight of our meet is Kanbanchi!

We have been reviewing and testing Kanbanchi in the runner up to this event and I will soon share a video, going over some of the key features on both this blog and my YouTube channel.

Kanbanchi is a Project Manager Chrome app that links seamlessly with your Google or GAFE Account. It brings a ton of productivity features to Google Drive with a the aim of simplifying the Management and planning of a Project. In Fact, we at GEG West Bangkok, have used this tool throughout the entire planning for this event.

So there you have it! A great range of different topics, Beginners to Advanced users, all at a single meet.

Oh...and did I mention we will have a special Giveaway and Google Demo Slam session?

If you would like to learn more about any of these tools or get in touch with GEG West Bangkok about possible Collaborations or joined project. 

Please Contact me via this Website or find our Official GEG West Bangkok Blog Here: http://gegwestbkk.blogspot.com/


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