What’s in your classroom: Is Google Classroom ready to take over?

For schools looking to harness technology for learning, can they really look much further than GSuite and Chromebooks?

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How to Guides for Google Apps

I have been working on a few posters for my school and some other schools that are “Going Google” in order to support learning with technology. I have added them to my How to page on this blog and would really appreciate feedback on them. Would you put this on your classroom or office wall? […]

#giesummit New Hampshire

I have been fortunate to have been invited to present at a few Google in Education summits run my Appsevents across Europe, delivering sessions on Google Classroom, Flubaroo for Google Forms, Super Quiz for Google Forms and e-portfolios. I am delighted to say I have been invited to New Hampshire to deliver sessions and a keynote […]

Going Google at my School: Y2 – Autumn 2014 Review

“I am still in the Google mis’Ap(p)s stage of conscious incompetency… I’m afraid to say I’m tempted to assume a partial Canutian stance, such that despite realising that the tide has turned (irrevocably) I find myself, nonetheless, wondering whether death by drowning might be preferable.”

Google Educator Group UK 2014-15

What will this academic year hold for teachers using Google tools and how can the Google Educator Group help? Google Educator Groups have sprung up around the world since they were launched and I have been involved with the UK one. We have had some hangouts and there is a Google plus community of around […]

Going Google – Google Classroom Review

I started to write this post a few weeks ago… You can’t share a class between two teachers There is no gradebook created for each class Formative assessment is a bit of a work around We can’t use our class groups to add a whole class to a classroom It doesn’t link assignments to calendar […]

Going Google: Year 2 of #GAfE

In my review of our first year I identified the following areas for development: Focus on Google Drive and collaboration more exclusively Discourage staff from starting with Google Sites Demand more time to train staff and publish a schedule Create a core team of staff to support me and the digital leaders Move perception away […]

Google Classroom – an overview

Google have taken on board feedback from teachers about using Google Apps and have created a tool to tidy up sharing with your classes and administering assignments and marking online. Here are a selection of posts, videos and links that provide you with everything you need to know to use Classroom effectively in your schools. […]

Funding #edtech in State Schools (How do I…)

What are we missing by having GAfE but restricted access to devices? Having taken my school “Google” in September 2013 I feel my focus will need to start moving to our access to devices. Currently we have six computer rooms which are used 90% of the time for timetabled computing/ICT lessons. Teachers scrabble to book […]