Is there any real benefit to being a certified Google Educator? (I'm thinking not really.) I just signed up for my level 2 certification, and I can't help but think it's mostly a gimmick to get $35 from me every three years to renew my certification. It doesn't really help me do anything. I was using the products already, so all the benefit is seems to be getting a certificate to post in my classroom and a badge to put on my webpage. The district made a big deal about choosing a select few people to train to be Google Educators. (I was not one of the ones chosen, by the way. I just did it on my own, and even did the test before everyone who did the in-person training. ) Maybe I'm just getting old & jaded with all of the hoops educators jump through.