Thanks for posting this, Dixie!
I just returned from the Google Teacher Academy held in Sydney in early May. It was a mind-blowing, life-changing few days and I highly recommend applying. I wrote a blog post about my experience here:
Let me know if you have any questions at all and good luck!
Gretel Patch (Google Certified Teacher )
Thank you, Gretel! I just posted your reply on our Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin pages as well
Great blog! I applied and went to Mountain View in December 2012! The experience was incredible! I would encourage anyone to apply and try for this. It was a humbling and honorary experience for me! If you have any questions, I would also be willing to help.
Rebecca Muller (Google Certified Teacher)