Submitted by Janet Thomson,, Executive Director of SchoolNetSA
The Google in Education Summit took place on September 26, 27 at Parklands College, Cape Town.
|Delegates preparing for Opening Plenary||Maggie Verster and Ngaka Ralekoala signing in|
“Wow” and “Awesome” were the most commonly used expressions this week at the Google Apps for Education Summit. Teachers were overwhelmed with the presentations given by the Google Ed Tech Team and the volumes of information that they will still be grappling with when they return to their schools next week. One description of the knowledge overload experience was that it was like trying to drink water from a fire hydrant.
|Molly Shroeder from the EdTechTeam|
Mrs Roth from Parklands College welcomed delegates to the conference at the opening plenary. Parklands College had not only provided their magnificent facilities to the Summit at no cost but had also sponsored a number of teachers to attend. The hospitality, efficiency and generosity of the Parklands team cannot be overemphasised. As a consequence, the administration for the Summit ran like clockwork and presenters had the luxury of instant hands-on support if needed.
|The organising team in jazz form|