Thursday, September 20, 2012

Google This, Google That


This year has gotten off to an incredibly fast start. In addition to new curriculum, the students are still learning how to use their laptops. Along with that, grades 5 and 6 are piloting Google Apps. These will take the place of the Microsoft suite (Power Point, Word, etc.). Earlier in the year students attended a "bootcamp" in which they learned how to properly use their laptop, and instruction on how to navigate and use their Google Drive.

At home you may notice that students are now working almost exclusively online in regards to their homework. We are still working through some bugs about logging in outside of the school day, but that confusion should disappear shortly.

I just want to say that the students have done a wonderful job so far using their laptops. It is a lot of responsibility, but most have handled it with ease. If you are unsure what Google Apps are, clickhere. For an introduction to Google Drive, click here.


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