Every single professional success or accolade has started with me wanting to learn something new. Every single time I have said “Let’s try it and see what happens” I have been showered with the opportunities.
I applied for the Google Teacher Academy on a bit of a whim. I had just learned about YouTube video editor and I wanted to play with it. I am really, really pathetic with movie editing and I wanted to see if I could figure it out. Knowing that one of the requirements for the Google Teacher Academy was a 1 minute video, I made a video on the topic of “Innovation”, just days before the deadline. I never really felt I would be accepted and I was thrilled with the possibilities of YouTube editor for my classes. But, because I wanted to learn something new, I have now been invited to Google Teacher Academy summit in Sydney with 52 other incredible educators. I’m a more than a little thrilled about this opportunity. And I hope I am exposed to dozens of new ideas to try and explore, because who knows where that will take me next.
Here’s my video (not too bad for a first try).