Louise Jones (of Google for Education) maintains an extensive and up-to-date list of the accessibility features available in Chrome here.
These include Chromebook-specific features, but also various apps and native features that are available on a variety of devices via G Suite in Chrome.
Highland Council have produced (and kindly shared) an excellent series of resources aimed at supporting the use of G Suite in Science. However it’s not just for science teachers! There is some great guidance on using Sheets for keeping a record of marks, and Forms for tests.
This year’s Safer Internet Day has the theme “together for a better internet”. On the website there are resource packs available for all age groups, from 4-18. The resources include videos, assemblies, and various activities for children and young people to do.
In line with the theme of making the internet a better place, there are a couple of great resources that are moving away from the “e-safety” model to more of a “digital citizenship” approach, and encouraging young people to make the most of the opportunities technology provides.
BBC Own It has the awesome tagline “be the boss of your online life” and is aimed at 8-12 year olds. As well as advice about dealing with bullying and so on, it has lots of information about developing digital skills and creativity. It has a “friendly older sibling” feel to it, with lots of videos by YouTubers.
Google’s Be Internet Legends is aimed at 7-11 year olds. It includes the “Interland” game, resources for teachers and parents.
Both BBC Own It and Be Internet Legends are available for free online and can be accessed directly or via the tiles on Glow.
Last year’s Safer Internet Day post is still available, with lots of links to more resources!
As many staff will know, and some parents and carers may have seen in the local media, from August 2018 all S1 pupils in Stirling Council secondary schools will be issued with 1:1 Google Chromebooks. This is part of our Stirling Digital Learning strategy.
For more information, see our new pages:
Chromebooks: Information for Parents and Carers
Chromebooks Risk Assessment
We will be adding more information specifically for teachers in due course, but for now check our our previous G Suite posts for some hints and tips!
We have an exciting programme of digital learning CLPL lined up for 2017-2018! Take a look at the Sway below for more details.
For a full programme of the CLPL available to Stirling teachers, go to “Career Long Professional Learning” on the Source. Booking for all courses is via Vantage Point.
For those of you exploring how to use G Suite, it’s worth checking out the G Suite Learning Center. There are lots of tips and how-to articles – go to “Learn by Product” at the top to find out about particular tools (Classroom, Docs etc).
For those who have not yet seen it on Twitter, next Thursday (30th March) we are hosting a Google Roadshow at Wallace High School. There will be the opportunity to see Google Classroom in action, try out a Chromebook, and discuss how G-Suite can be used in school. Colleagues from other Local Authorities are welcome!
Sign up here!
So you’ve set up a Google classroom (see this post for a link to a handy video showing you how to do that). How do you go about setting work for pupils and collecting it in?
The second video in the series by Google classroom guru Dean Stokes explains all sorts of things you can do with Classroom. This includes Read & Write, a Chrome extension that is free for teachers and which can be bought as a subscription for pupils.
So the Google tiles have appeared on your Glow Launchpad. What next? There are many services within G-suite, some of which (eg, Drive, Docs, Gmail) you may well have used before in everyday life. One of the more powerful tools is Google Classroom.
See the video below for an introduction to G-Suite, and in particular Classroom and how you can use it with the other services such as Google Docs.
Check out this cracking video where Stirling High’s S1 pupils explain how they use their Chromebooks to learn.