Many Shawnee teachers are using Google Products:
Many want training on Classroom:
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.
- 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.