Thursday, June 20, 2013

Third time is a charm! I'm going to #GTACHI!

Pin It After three times of applying to attend the Google Teacher Academy, I am thrilled to say I finally did it!  I will be attending the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago on July 24 and 25.  The coolest part ... I found out while at Disney World with my whole family!  I can honestly say that Disney World really IS the happiest place on Earth!  Thank you to those of you who supported me, gave me input and helped me along the way.  You all know I will faithfully share all that I learn while I am there.  We can ALL benefit from this awesome opportunity.  I am so excited to soak up all kinds of Google goodness and grow my Google network.  Here's a look at my application videos from then to now...




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  1. Congratulations!!!! That is going to be so great.


    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled and can't wait to soak it all up!

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  2. That is fantastic! Congratulations! Looking forward to reading all about it!

    What do you think separated this time from the other 2 times?

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    1. Thank you so much Caren! I will share all of it with all of you for sure! I think having used Google Apps more and also having participated in some big Google events like SXSWedu Google Lounge and Texas Google Summit really helped me. I also think my video this time had more purpose. It's tough!!!

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  3. Whoo Hoo!!! Way to go, Google Queen!! I look forward to pestering you A LOT this next school year regarding Google!!! I bow to your dedication and enthusiasm!!!!!!! Have an awesome time!!!

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    1. You are so sweet, Linda! Thank you. :) I can't wait for us to rock the Google house next year!

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  4. Jessica,
    I just found your site from an old post that someone pinned on Pinterest. I'm Thrilled to be following you and look forward to seeing you work. Congrats on GTA and visiting the Chicago area. I'm a Native Texan too (though I'm in the chicago suburbs no) and I've taken the Blue Bell Ice Cream tour a couple of times.

    thanks
    matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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    1. Hey there! Nice to "meet" you! Thanks for the congrats ... I can't wait! It will be my first time to Chicago, so I'm thrilled! Love your blog, too, by the way. Looking forward to networking with you! If you're ever in Texas, let me know!

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  5. Dear Jessica,
    I loved all three of your GTA app videos! I can't wait to meet you in person in Chicago. Congrats and what a great lesson in perseverance!
    Love,
    Jo-Ann Fox

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo-Ann! Looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday!! Eeeeeek! :)

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  6. Jessica,
    Same story for me, 3rd time was the charm #GTASYD13. You will enjoy it so much. The process put me in the shoes of my students. I learned so much from each time. Have a great adventure.

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