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Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2

These have taken time to gain. It has been a real struggle for me - like learning French! It has required a little and often then some tightly structured learning with a lead educator, homework, support and repeated testing my skills. I even had a check list. Most tasks I had wanted to have done FIVE times before I sat the two 3 hour exams.

These are intensive and against the clock with the webcam open to check you say you say you are.

26 multiple choice questions followed by some 12 scenarios to complete, most with 2 to 3 parts, some more, some less.

My natural goal is to gain Certified Trainer in the next few months and pick up and retain Google Innovator in 2021. 

Thank you John Sowash for getting me there!


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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Monday, 13 Jan 2020, 10:45

Google Certified Educator Level 1


‘Ideal for classroom teachers who are using G Suite for Education, Google Classroom or Chromebooks on a regular basis’.

I am not a classroom teacher, though I have taught classes and nearly started a PGCE this year. 

Those I support at an FE/HE College are expected to use G Suite for Education and Google Classroom extensively. 

And they and their students use Chromebooks. 

Being a ‘MacMan’ with an iBook I struggle with Chromebooks - like taking to an ice-rink in oversized welly boots sad

So much resistance. I am trying to embrace it. Like I have to stop learning French and take up Portuguese. 

What are the benefits? 

Because I have a passion for effective teaching.

New features, trips and strategies.

As part of lifelong learning.

There are likely to be 110 million students using G Suite for Education.

Can provide training and support once proficient.

Worldwide there are approximately:

Level 1 : 30,000

Level 2: 5,000

Trainers : 2,000

Innovators : 1,200 





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