So, how are you using Google Apps in your classroom? Now that we all have access to the Google suite at NSW DEC, I’m having a lot of fun discovering the potential of the technology.
I know that the Google Apps have been around for a while, but the difference now is that access is so easy for teachers and students through the DEC portal.
Today, I created and shared a doc with Year 12, who then, from their own devices, brain dumped their ideas about Orwell’s representation of values in Nineteen Eighty-Four into the doc. You can see their little cursors all over it.
These are just our ‘thinking out loud’ ideas (definitely not perfect) but it’s a start! Who needs a study guide when you have twenty four bright young minds working collaboratively? (Crappy photo, but you get the picture…)
My favourite is the value of razor blades.
I’m not sure Orwell would have approved of Big Brother Google, but Docs is working for me.
How are you using Google Apps in your classroom?