Google is Elementary: Google Drive on the iPad
Google is awesome. It is absolutely my go-to place for all things productivity and creativity. And, I love sharing it with my students and teachers! When I hold a training on Google and they begin to grasp the potential of Google I feel such a sense of satisfaction.
I do have one complaint, however. I don't always like to take the time to create training materials from scratch. First, my schedule is tight and creating materials is time consuming! Second, there is so already so much great material out there created by experts that it doesn't always make sense to create my own.
But here, too, is where the problem lies. Most of the material I find is created for older students and adults. I am a K-5 Instructional Coach and my primary teachers are ready to jump in to using GSuite for EDU with their kids. And why shouldn't they? Why do we wait until students are older to teach them how to use Google? Imagine if our youngest students learn its power when they are in the primary grades. By the time they reach middle and high school, they will be experts, meaning those teachers can move on to deeper and more creative instruction.
My solution? Google is Elementary. Today I plan to start series of posts devoted to our primary teachers and our youngest students. I know these kids can use Google at their age and I hope my teachers find it useful!