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.
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).
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.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed two new Glow tiles appearing on your school’s Launchpad recently.
These allow all staff and pupils in Stirling primary and secondary schools access to Google’s suite of educational apps. If you click on one of these tiles, or alternatively go to the regular Google Drive page, you can log in using your normal Glow username, but with @stirlingschools.net on the end.
…using your regular Glow password. If you sign on through Glow, you will only need to do this once, and your Google login will then be linked to your Glow account.
There are hundreds of apps available on Glow, some of which are simple links, while others allow you to access services that are only available through Glow. Still others allow you to link your logins, so once you are logged into Glow you no longer need to log in to services such as Scholar or Google Classroom separately.
If you click on “Add” (at the end of your Launchpad – see Glow 101: The Launchpad) and then select “App from Library” you should see something like this:
You can search or browse the apps available, and add them to your Launchpad so you have quick access to them every time you log into Glow.
If you want to add a link that is not already available on Glow, you can instead select “Personal Tile” and create your own.
When you log into Glow, you see a Launchpad with various Tiles. These Tiles act as links to other sites, or applications within Glow (such as your Outlook email).
The four icons on the left-hand side link to your own personal Launchpad, as well as those of your school, Stirling Council, and Scotland as a whole. Click on these to toggle between the different Launchpads.
Did you know? You can personalise your own launchpad by adding tiles, moving them around and even creating new tiles if you want to link to a site you use frequently.
For more information on customising your launchpad, see this introductory page on Glow Connect.