...that one time at Google Chicago... #DigCitChi
On December 4th, I had the distinct privilege of attending a Digital Citizenship Event at Google's Chicago office with 230+ other educators. It was my first visit to Google and it definitely did not disappoint!
Oh. Em. Gee. I’m at @Google! So excited to spend the day learning more about their Digital Citizenship curriculum! #BeInternetAwesome pic.twitter.com/wf3js3DM6I— Sherry Gick ; (@sherryngick) December 4, 2017
The day was filled with leading speakers in the digital citizenship field, led and organized by Connor Regan, the #BeInternetAwesome Program lead at Google.
We had the opportunity to learn from:
- Kristen Eng from LEAP Learning
- Jen Hanley from FOSI
- Larry Magid from Connect Safely
- Joe Du Fore from Newline Education
- and of course, Connor Regan!
Ending with a panel discussion of all of today’s awesome speakers! #DigCitChi pic.twitter.com/R5WT4h2DyB— Sherry Gick ; (@sherryngick) December 4, 2017
I really loved listening to Connor speak and especially appreciated his stance on libraries:
Here’s what I ❤️: every time @ConnorRegan has shared at #DigCitChi today, he’s mentioned LIBRARIES (both school & public). Thank you @google for recognizing their importance! #FutureReadyLibs #ISTELib #TLChat pic.twitter.com/G2SFNFM0cL— Sherry Gick ; (@sherryngick) December 4, 2017
I met some new friends while there
So nice to meet @sastech_kurley today at #DigCitChi! Thanks for being my buddy! pic.twitter.com/sYZJL8eT4Y— Sherry Gick ; (@sherryngick) December 4, 2017
Thankful to meet @sherryngick in person after learning from her online for so long! #librariansrock #DigCitCHI pic.twitter.com/GN9rC0sJrd— Jessica Walsh (@storiestoldinsf) December 4, 2017
And connected with my Indiana colleagues too!
The day also included amazing food and a tour of the Google building. Needless to say, I would LOVE to work there!I'm thrilled that #INeLearn had several districts represented at #digcitCHI today! Can't wait to talk about next steps in #GEGindiana! #BeInternetAwesome pic.twitter.com/pFsqvpAhbI— Michelle R. Green (@mrg_3) December 4, 2017
My snapchat story from the day with all of my pics & videos:
Many many thanks to Google and their partners for an incredible day of learning. I hope to return again soon and look forward to sharing what I have learned with the many schools I work with in Indiana.
Materials from #DigCitCHIAs links are shared with attendees, I will update here.
Click on each picture to access the speaker's slidedeck.
Also, I storified the event's tweets below so you can get the full experience of what was shared and what resonated with attendees.