In August 2017, I was accepted in the Google Innovator program. My Innovator event was #SYD17. What made my attendance at Google Sydney even more awesome was the fact that another Aorere College teacher/ Digital team member (Gareth Haddon) was also successful in his application.
The focus for my innovator project "#devices4all" was developing and publicising a strategic approach/framework to introducing and sustaining student-owned Chromebooks in low-decile schools. It was essential that the developed philosphy and framework was scalable and adaptable to localised contexts. From my point of view, the devices were the last of my concerns. Issues such as affordability, G Suite training of both teachers and students were paramount.