Have you ever wanted to travel the world with your students but haven’t found the right funding source? Can’t get all of those permission slips signed by all of your parents? Worried about how you’re going to chaperone 150 students in that little hotel in Florence? Well, put all of your worries behind you! Become a Google World Traveler using some of the most incredible yet easily accessible tools available. We’ll investigate tools like Google Lit Trips, Google Cultural Institute, Google Cardboard, and Google Expeditions to cross curricularly circumnavigate the globe! Get onboard with us, and you’ll be able to use these tools and more as story starters, bell ringers, presentation tools, and for critical thinking skills. Expose your students to never-before-seen places without ever having to leave your classroom!
Robbie Grimes believes that to be successful, learners must have the knowledge to use and the ability to choose the most relevant resources when it comes to learning. And high quality professional development and training is key to that success. A champion for all things EdTech, Robbie has spent the past 20 years as a classroom teacher and integration specialist, and is currently the eLearning Specialist for MSD Wayne Twp Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. As co-owner of the educational technology consulting team, EdTechZone, he has helped numerous schools navigate their way toward transforming their classrooms into 21st Century learning environments. Robbie is also co-owner of Standard For Success, an online teacher evaluation and management tool. He holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology and is Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified and a Google For Education Certified Trainer.