25 Jan

Google Teacher Insight

Many Shawnee teachers are using Google Products:

Forms response chart. Question title: Which of the following do you use?  Check all that apply.. Number of responses: 130 responses.

Many want training on Classroom:

Forms response chart. Question title: Which of the following would you use if you had the opportunity to learn more about it? Please check all that apply.. Number of responses: 112 responses.

Comments and suggestions summary:

  • Teachers would like more opportunities for guided training time and certification.  If you would like to set up a personal training session, please email me.  Other ideas might be a common planning session, a department meeting session, or an inservice session request.
  • Perhaps opening up Google+ as a PLN (Personal Learning Network) might be beneficial for sharing ideas more publicly.  We would have to ask to turn it on at admin level. Or perhaps a searchable and threaded message board would be best.  I think a public collaboration space, similar to our Facebook group, but geared toward common planning and curricular advancement would be beneficial.
  • A few requested for a more visible technology assistance page which is now a link to “Teacher Resources” on the main webpage top left column, under site shortcuts.

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  • A few requested for opening up more Google suite tools- Gmail, Sketchup, Google+.  It is a conversation that continues with administration, and changes are being carefully considered with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order effects in mind.

Overall, this was the highest participation and fastest submission to a Shawnee form request I’ve seen; I think due to how important it is in our day to day operations.  Please leave a comment or send me an email if you’d like to discuss.

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