I always ask “what was your favorite part about my workshop?”. Here’s 460 RESPONSES. If there was a common theme from all the feedback, it would be that teachers appreciate my hands-on approach to learning. So I do LOTS of hands-on learning. No “sit and gets” with me.
Easy strategies to implement into my classroom
Buffington knew the answers to everything
Getting all of Buffington’s knowledge about Google Classroom
Learning more ways to share with my grade level….no use recreating the wheel!
working on activities that can be used in my classroom
I really appreciate having time to try out the strategies that we learn.
Using the “tricks” to create things we can use in class.
Time to create something to use in class tomorrow.
Hands on application to upcoming material
Learning new things!!
Creating things we can use next week.
Learning new things and things I can use in my class
hands on and time to explore the apps.
I love the fact that we were able to play with the programs, websites, etc. that were presented. Time to process the information was allowed through “play time”.
The practical practice time and product-creating.
How engaging it was. This showed that the strategies being taught were truly effective.
Freedom of Creativity and Brian gave us the tools to accomplish this.
Encouraging us to think outside the box!
Take away ideas for tomorrow’s lesson.
Creating our own projects using the apps and approaches
The best part of Buff’s Bag of Tricks was being exposed to new technology and how to use sites to engage my students. It was nice just to “try” without being concerned of frustrated!
Reinforcing already known skills and reminding me to use them. hands on learning
Time to create
I loved the maps
We were given hands-on training with several projects.
Hands on the computers actually creating the projects
Brian!!! and being allowed to practice what was taught!!
It being hands on and being able to practice while Brian modeled as the facilitator.
Brian did a great job. Some of the most valuable training I have had so far.
I’m excited to integrate PBL with my school Actually creating documents and getting the experience.
the trainer–fun and content was totality practical and applicable
All the new ideas for teaching
Hands-on learning. I was able to do the projects myself rather than Brian standing in front of the classroom instructing us.
Hands on practice and guidance
The hands-on and productive struggle through the new technology platform of google classroom
Brian’s knowledge, patience, kindness and awesome sense of humor!
The presenter’s passion for helping kids learn.
Interacting with the equipment and training. Very hands on.
Brian is always great and informative!
It was informative. He has a great delivery style.
The hands on part
Being able to try it while he was teaching each step
Hands on, relevant to what I need.
The content and delivery.
The teacher was very excited about the content and made it fun to learn.
Enjoying Brian and his attitude and knowledge
The instructor was very positive and kept our attention.
The instructor was engaging and kept the information relayed relevant and interesting.
Student-centered ideas. Brian was amazing!
Using humor to help with our training and allowing us time to practice each new task
Working together and then on our own.
The ability to practice.
Brian B. will always take the time to answer questions.
I enjoyed everything! Everything I learned can be used in my classroom!
Hands-on opportunities and relevance
Brian’s pace and ability to include everyone while keeping us on topic
Everything – the pace – the content – the teacher
All of it! You’re an amazing teacher!
I really enjoy that it’s hand-on.
Brian’s knowledge and helpfulness
Being able to try apps hands on.
The patience he had for us, the time he took to explain
Hands on devices
introducing us to all of the great aps for the classroom. Thanks great job!!!
The atmosphere was relaxing while Mr. Buffington taught the class. The classes expectations were met with the great length of knowledge on how to use iPads in the classrooms.
Time to actually apply the learning
Getting to work on projects
Hands on and time to work on one’s own classrooms
Being able to ask questions while creating our own classrooms.
Plenty of time to work individually
The hands on components. It was nice to have a Chromebook and be able to create sample classrooms while the instructor was going over the information.
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer. Thanks.
He gave us time to process and assimilate the information
The instruction and hands-on activities were well-balanced.
hands on experience
its practicality!! I can go to my media center TOMORROW and implement this! Great interaction
Friendly atmosphere; very patient instructor; creative; will definitely be able to use these apps. The demeanor and knowledge of the instructor. Not to fast, I like paper to hold.
I liked it all. Very informative and enjoyable class!!!
The ability to apply it in the classroom.
Hands on activities
Made the learning fun!
Brian was very easy to work with and answered all my questions.
Being able to create assignments for my class that I can actually use.
Brian was open to all questions and comments.
Brian gave explanations and allowed hands on practice. This allowed for better understanding.
The humor level
He was knowledgable, and very interactive!!!
The depth of instruction – wasn’t too deep or too shallow
The teacher, the visuals, the modeled example before the expectation of my success.
Brian’s knowledge, Love the gadget info (Lily, cardboard, etc)
Everything about this training was enjoyable, and much needed. I can’t wait to go home and “play” with all of the new tools I learned about Google.
Quick pace and potential applications to the classroom
It was useful and applied to what I can do in the classroom.
The teacher, of course!
Candid–willingness to answer question and ability to make it suitable for MY classroom!
Instructor was amazing !
The hands on activities and interactive assignments
The pacing was good and presented in a sequence that helped me understand clearly. Also, we were able to start some real assignments and set up classes.
The hands on approach to learning all that Google has to offer…which is a lot!! The “tips” were great as well.
Being able to spend some time and play with the various software. I will remember it better because it I actually participated, acted as both teacher and student. Thank you!
Hands on, buddy work, fast paced
Learning of the many interesting ways I could engage my students through technology .
Brian’s energy and enthusiasm
Instructor modeled usage of Google Classroom and time was given to work in Google Classroom.
Resources that we can go back to later as we need to
Great information, useful and entertaining presentation
Starting a solid foundation in Google Classroom.
Brian Buffington’s ability to relate to people with all levels of computer knowledge and not make those with minimal tech skills feel inferior.
Small group, being able to ask questions.
All of it, really! I enjoyed it throughly! Learned a lot of new info that will be beneficial for my classroom and myself as a teacher.
Hands on while he helped
Positive attitude, reached a multitude of different tech leveled adults, very engaging, fun!
Supervised time to practice what was taught with plenty of support.
Something that I can actually use and was very entertaining, not boring
I enjoyed everything about this training.
Hands on approach – do don’t just watch
Getting to work through the different forms on my own as well as watching Brian walk through while I get to work on my own computer doing the same thing.
Brian’s fantastic presentation and the hands-on time to practice what we were learning. Brian makes everything so fun!!
I learned something new that will benefit my students and me!
Brian puts all training on my level. Thank you, Brian!
Hands on-test it while learning
All of it!
Demonstration followed by an opportunity to practice. Thank you, Brian! We love you!
Learning how to ACTUALLY manage/create Google docs/folders.
The best part of this training was being able to use the apps as soon as they were introduced instead of waiting until the end of the session. The small things.
Time to dabble with what was presented!
hands-on opportunities to try things out
The trainer is extremely knowledgeable and takes time to make sure that everyone understands.
Learning something new that I can apply now, and save valuable time!
The usefulness of the content
Hands on practice.
All of it
Everything! He is amazing!!!
Useful to my teaching
creating my classroom and assignments Hands on
Being hands on!
The “hands-on” portion of the training is most beneficial.
Learning hands-on skills was the best!
“hands on” and the time to practice, the best way to learn needs to be reinforced to teachers, thank you Creativity in assignments and application to all subjects
Having someone to answer my questions AND learning new things about Google Classroom.
Hands on assignments to complete after instructions and examples were provided
Showing how you can differentiate with this program.
I was able to work on stuff for my classes
The relaxed learning environment
Time to practice what we were learning. The different applications you can use in Google Classroom. Demonstration of assignment creating
So much information for skill levels
Hands-on all the way!! Engaged!!
Brian Buffington and his style of teaching!!!
Trying things soon after they were shown
Hands on learning
the activities we completed as “students”. This gave me a much better understanding! Thank you!
His personality and excitement.
Hands-on learning and Brian Buffington’s affable personality!
I loved the idea of creating classrooms in Google classrooms even for K students. Can’t wait to get started.
EVERYTHING!!!!!!! Excited to implement Google Classroom using Chrome Books. hands-on allowing us to create along with him
Being allowed the time to try the things we were taught.
time to try/use what we learned
The teacher! (2)
Brian’s attention to individual user’s needs. Thank you for the personalized instruction!
Time for independent work
Hands on experience
Well organized. Fun.
Instructor was helpful with questions
very engaging and informative! I feel a lot more comfortable with Google Classroom now!
Very informative & fun!
The knowledge Brian has about a wide variety of topics.
Gave us a lot of time to learn by doing.
acting as student and actually creating work
The instructor and his love and knowledge of the subject!
Having time to use what was taught.
actually doing assignments in a google classroom setting to see all the possibilites
Having time to play with the program to help remember how to implement it.
So many ideas!
I really enjoyed all of the different examples and ideas shown. Often times classes talk about how to do things without giving examples…so thank you:)
Learning LOTS of new things to use in my classroom!!!
There was something for everyone.
The best class I have taken.
Applying the knowledge to create my own course.
Going through creating the classroom, step by step. The trainer was awesome in all ways!! Having access to a trainer
Collaboration with peers
Hands on application and instructor’s deep knowledge instructor was very knowledgeable and not boring
The knowledge gained
Getting to actually try it out
Learning how to use the Google Classroom. I am so excited to get started!
The time given for experimentation and examples
Hands on interaction.
Walking away with an array of resources. Creating a lesson to use.
Brian’s customer service attitude and willingness to help.
Learning all the resources. I felt like my iPads were not utilized in the classroom before today’s training. Playing with recording–it seems so fancy and “out there” so it was good to get practical.
Screencastify is going to change my classroom!
Brian’s attention to learners. He took time to work with individuals – even during his lunch break! Hearing other teachers’ stories about how they are/will using/use the tools we learned about.
The ability to try and make useful classroom projects unafraid of trying new ways.
Brian’s willingness to help us in all areas including things not on the agenda.
Practical application and PRACTICE. Rather than just showing us, you required us to do.
The hands on activities. Everything that was introduced was given time to try out and use it ourselves. Being able to interact with the teachers and ask question in real time while we were working
Being able to build my classroom with experts walking around ready to help.
Time to work
one on one help with classroom and answering questions
Resources and real examples of how to use Google Classroom in my class
Opportunities to work on my page and ask questions
engaging instruction from all three
Learning new technology that can make teaching more affective
The examples teachers use in class.
Enthusiasm of instructor. Encouragement from visiting educators.
The ease of delivery
Humor 🙂 I also liked to see how to make the posters. I did not know about that.
The fact that it is hands-on! Thanks.
Very willing to answer questions and find out answers if he didn’t know them.
getting to create things ourselves.
That Brian’s personality helps to pull people in to the concept. I love Google Classroom and hope that through this training, others get on board with it.
Brian’s enthusiasm for the topic
See real world uses in the classroom
Getting to do and not just listen.
enthusiasm & knowledge
Hands on practice during training.
Brian is always a great trainer and very engaging
Hands-on, active learning, not just a lecture from a slide presentation.
Quickly getting good info to use in my classes
Modeling how to use slides to have students create a poster
The best part of the training was getting to create the projects ourselves so we will be more familiar with the process.
Small tools that can make a big difference with my students.
I love just knowing that all of this is available. Now to let it sink in. And Play
EVERYTHING! This class was AMAZING! Everything was relevant and soooo useful.
Learning new technology for my classroom
How the material was presented and we practiced in class.
The multitude of devices and useful tips we learned about. Excellent instruction – one of the best professional development classes I’ve had in 30 years. Extremely useful for both integrating technology and differentiation.
The best part was actually creating things that I would use in my classroom
Presenter was great! I enjoyed learning the ease of using and adapting google apps/docs in my classroom
Exploring something totally new. The material was really interesting and opened up many new doors. Brian is super knowledgeable and introduced us to a variety of new technology tools that are very pertinent to the classroom.
practicing the ideas
The music and sense of humor:)
The pace was great for me. I have to have things in a step-by-step process. So, Brian did a great job if it needed slowing down. Being able to go into the next school year with more knowledge of google classroom and the music!
Entertaining and I have gained a better understanding of Google Classroom.
Lots of hands on…best group setting technology training I’ve ever attended!
Step by step instructional strategies, time to work on our own classrooms, and introduction to adding extensions.
So many new ideas
Pacing and engagement of activities
Seeing actual uses for the products in action.
The low-stress manner in which the information was presented.
It made me try something new.
hands on learning
I enjoy Brian’s humor, and I appreciate that he is willing to answer questions that pertain to my class only. Oh. And lunch was AWESOME. Yes to Feta Cheese for the salads and the awesome soup!
The fact the technology is not just taught it is taught in a way that makes sense and you walk away knowing exactly how you will use it in your classroom
Presentation style: watch then apply, enthusiastic instructor
All of it was really good. Having someone walk around to help was great.
Hands on, do it yourself
Brian is very knowledgeable and entertaining! I loved learning how to add assignments to my google classroom. ( I also loved creating my Bitmoji!) Too cool!
knowledge of the instructor
I really liked learning about EDpuzzle, QBall, and the Bitmoji, among several others. This training was very beneficial and informative! (The presenter was phenomenal!)
The comfort level of different learners regardless of where we started. It’s lighted a fire to learn more so that my students can receive faster feedback
Brian was very engaging and helped keep the training alive and interesting. His helper Rusty did a mighty fine job as well! active involvement
the hands on training
the differentiation he provided for people who already use it.
The patience and humor of the instructor
Brian was provided easy to understand directions and applicable skills. He made a training day fun!
Hands- on and direct application; you are a great instructor–thanks
it was fun
Great instructor, I learned some good things about other apps and extensions. I am very familiar already with Classroom. Everything was suited to use in my class.
Brian’s personality – he mixed work with humor
The afternoon when we did hands-on work in our own classroom. I would have liked to have done more of that part. Brian, you were AMAZING!!! Great Instructor!
Positive and fun atmosphere, great collaboration, perfect pace.
Brian’s ability to teach us in a way that was simple enough for us ‘newbies’ to understand
The extra tech tips because they were things that not everyone knows. That way those who have a good understanding of the material still left with new tech to use in the classroom.
Hands on learning
Being able to feel a lot more comfortable to explore this tech without making tremendous mistakes and being introduced to so many aspects that enhance the capabilities beyond the basics.
Brian’s humor and his final act – his singing!
interactive and engaging
Using my own device to practice and engage with the training.
He was able to trouble shoot everything!
The information presented was SO PRACTICAL!! Brian was extremely knowledgeable, but so humble and patient!!!!
It is just all so practical! I appreciate that so much! Brian started the class by asking what we were having problems with and then tailored the training to those responses.
Getting time to practice using google classroom
Learning how to use google classroom to enhance the learning in my classroom.
Using time to create assignments for our own students
The best part was having the time to create my own small assessment.
Ever class was filled with practical information that equipped me with tools I have gone back to my school and implemented immediately. I appreciate Brian’s approach about always encouraging discussion of both positive AND negative experiences we have had using Classroom.
Having the chance to go back and implement ideas and coming back to the next session to address any problems or concerns. Brian is a fun guy and makes everything very entertaining
The best part of the training was that the information that was presented was very clear and useful to me in my classroom. getting to try things
Getting some practical things to use in my classroom.
being able to practice what he taught
Being able to have time to practice what we were learning.
Good mix of direct instruction, tips, and time to explore.
Everything! I learned so many valuable things the past few days!
Engaging teaching. Brian was an excellent presenter. He made learning fun and easy.
I feel much more comfortable about navigating through Google and it will be helpful in the classroom. Brian did an excellent job at keeping everyone on track and made it interesting and easy to follow.
Being able to take away new knowledge that will be useful in my classroom.
Brian was super knowledgeable about ways to incorporate technology in interesting ways–I loved it all!
Hands-on. I got to practice and do what I was being taught.
I have SO many new ideas that will help me in my classroom, but yet I do not feel overwhelmed!
I loved how the training was hands-on and interactive!
Brian was very interesting to listen to. I liked the little extra tidbits (random acts of technology) he gave.
Mr. Buffington did a fabulous job demonstrating Google Classroom and allowing time for us to use it so that it would be in our working memory. He is very engaging and made the struggle much more enjoyable. 🙂
Brian was engaging and entertaining in the delievery of the content of the training. He also provided practical ways that these tools could be used in the classroom and other educational areas.
Trainer was very energetic and knowledgeable. Very informative.
Brian always entertains! I love the ideas and enthusiasm.
The best part of the training was learning just a few things that will be useful rather than a lot of things we will never do. His excellent presentation style makes it very interesting and engaging.
I always enjoy Brian’s sense of humor and just how personable he is. He always shares such relevant information. Engaging and entertaining.
Learning new ways to incorporate technology in my classroom
learning how to be more efficient allowing more time for other important things
Hands on creation and the summary report- love it!
Hands on examples
He meets the needs of all of the teachers and admins in the room.
I loved the fact that this training contained things that will be applicable to the world OUTSIDE of the classroom – we can use this with our peers, our families, and our students 🙂
The hands on examples and getting to do what he was telling us about. Mr. Buffington was very helpful. He did not rush through instruction. Sticking to the basics…we have quite the range of expertise here…
the trainer always waited for me to catch up
Very informative and casual.
You make technology fun! I learned a lot… everything!
Neat, applicable things to use.
Introduced new ways to use technology in my classroom.
The best part was learning something new that can be used in my classroom.
Always a pleasure coming to a workshop with Brian Buffington. He continues to give us great ideas which can be used in our classroom. Brian is SO knowledgeable!! This Canva training will enhance my teaching and my presentations to faculty and staff!
Learning by doing!! The kids will love using this, and so will I!!
Ease of use and easy to understand!!!
Learning something new that I can use to create things in the classroom
The best part was learning something new that can be used in my classroom.
Brian continues to give teachers technology activities that are useful and teacher-friendly. Always excited to try his ideas out in the classroom. Learning how to make a podcast to instruct students, parents, or whoever on how to use a skill, tool, or anything.
Hands on training/using what he taught
Brian is so knowledgable and makes training fun
I love the new technology that he introduced. I look very forward to utilizing this in my classroom.
Brian is very knowledgeable and full of energy. Never a dull moment with him!
Very informative and I will be able to use it in my classroom!!
It is usable.
The best part was learning something new that can be used in the classroom!
The presenter was prepared as usual….and fun too!
Learning something new and interesting for my classroom.
I can use this during a time most convenient for me!
Hands on approach
Everything was very helpful!!
All of the new, neat things I learned!
Fun and informative
The level of application to the classroom
Hands on opportunities to try things out
Plenty of time to practice. Never felt rushed.
hands on learning/song at the end!
Brian has a great personality and makes learning a lot of fun. Brian of course!
Very thorough and helpful. Brian was awesome!
Real, quick technology that is applicable in the classroom
Tutorials and new ideas for iPad use
The instructor was great and made learning fun.
the energy of the instructor and the humor. i also liked the apps presented.
Brian is a wonderful teacher!! He makes things so easy to understand and on my level!
Brian is always concise, yet thorough. I appreciate that he values our time. He is very personable and communicates well. Great training!!!!
Hands on Real World, Classroom training.
Brian was not at all intimidating to a novice.
Getting to try everything out, hands on learning, project based learning
Being hands on
The instructor made the class easy to follow.
The instructor and his informative, light-hearted and happy delivery!
It all was very good. I really liked learning more about the benefits of using Drive.
Brian’s personality is the best! He explains thoroughly, is patient, and is very knowledgable!
Brian was very personable and answered everyone’s questions. We had time to actually “do” what we were being taught. The entire training was very informative and AWESOME
Getting to try the things out
Learning all of the new techniques
the relaxed atmosphere and Mr. Buff’s comic relief
I can and will use everything taught.
How engaging everything was! Very informational and fun/engaging!
Seeing all the things google can do!
Brian’s enthusiasm and efficiently helping us learn how to use Google drives easily and quickly!
Organized no down time Interactive and applicable It was fun!
Getting the opportunity to actually use the app during the training.
Having it specifically catered to what we wanted to learn.
Practical uses of ipad
Funny. Very informative
Time to do what we were learning
The training was very useful.
It was class room ready and useful
Very practical for use in the classroom. It was interesting and fun.
All the ideas that he showed us in a very short amount of time will really engage our students and increase the coolness factor of our classroom!
Everything presented. Excellent instruction, entertaining and Great tools for education.
Lots of new ideas of things that I can use in the classroom that I did not know even existed
His excitement about the modern technology that is at our grasp, that we may be unaware of. Also, he was very thorough in his instruction, and definitely believes what he is selling; which in turn makes me more interested in finding out more about these programs/apps.
Learning new stuff!!!
Learning how to make educational videos for my students as well as how to set up an online classroom. EdPuzzle this is an amazing tool that I will be using!!!
Learning new, student-focused activities.
Hands on and interactive components
ALL OF IT WAS AWESOME
everything- ease of sharing information quickly and efficiently
All of it was good.
it was all good
The presentation and the content were equally excellent.
Brian presentation was easy to follow.
ALL of it! Love the use of Forms for adding videos for re-teaching!!!
everything was demonstrated; all info given to us in one place
I loved being able to see how I can further differentiate for students. I also loved the tidbit on Google Photo!
The best part was the modeling and enthusiasm from the instructor. I feel like I can provide and implement a screen cast. Brian’s training was extremely helpful and useful to me and my classroom.
Respect for time; saving time for those who really want to learn a new strategy. Great personality and presentation style. Learning new instructional strategies.
Learning new and valuable tools to utilize in the classroom.
This training was right on target- Making learning fun in the classroom!
I appreciate Mr. Buffington sharing his knowledge in an easy to follow format.
I hope that he can come again and teach us more tech in the classroom
The screencast-o-matic and edpuzzle resources are very cool. I can’t wait to try them out in my own class! Showing all the function and how to use them.