gone google…

Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.
~ Larry Page

It’s official, the first and arguably biggest step is complete and successful.  We have migrated our staff email addresses to our Google domain.  Mail is being rolled out slowly (read: low stress) this spring but come teacher training in August we will be really able to show the staff the benefits and power of this collaborative tool.

This transformation could not have happened without the tireless work of el equipo A – thank you for your tireless work on this project Nancy y Daniel.

googleized logo

muy excited!

animated 8th graders

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
 ~ Walt Disney

The 8th grade students here at the American School of Puerto Vallarta have been busy working in flash.  When the rotoball project was introduced they very near revolted on me; now however, I share with them the pride that they have in the work that has been created:

8th Grade RotoBall from mistermark on Vimeo.

 

I should also take a minute and share with you our Senior Oscar winner – voted by her peers and other teachers Marifer takes home this year’s honors with her “Dog Shelter” advertisement.

Dog Shelter Ad from mistermark on Vimeo.

Having recently returned from the Google Teachers Academy for Administrators in San Antonio my brain is absolutely overstuffed with PD-type blog posts.  I learned more in this day of professional development than any day previous in my career and would like to thank the organizers for the opportunity.
…more coming stay tuned…

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