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How are you utilising Google docs?

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Started by Moana Timoko 23 Oct 2013 9:17am () Replies (24)

Our Blended e-Learning Inquiry:

How can we increase the confidence & user levels of all staff to utilise Google docs to share collaboratively online?

Share here and let us know how you are utilising Google docs - For yourself, within the kura and with your ākonga.

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  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 23 Oct 2013 11:48am ()

    Ka pai Lyn

    Just some reminders/ideas for you about our discussions:

    • Create scrolling documents for your students - Eg - Mahi Tuhituhi - Individual docs that you share with individual students
    • Establish some sort of filing system with your students- (first name then mahi) - 'Moana Tuhituhi 2013'
    • You may want to create a template that you share with all...and then teach your ākonga how to make a copy for themselves to share with you
    • Can you DRIVE the use of our Scrolling Hui minutes doc with the staff - Encourage them to use it...contribute to the minutes doc - before, during and/or after your staff hui
    • Create a Scrolling Hui minutes doc for your syndicate
    • Hoki mai ki te kōrero nei - Keep us updated with your progress
  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 23 Oct 2013 1:04pm ()

    Tino pai!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 23 Oct 2013 1:06pm ()

    Awesome Kerry - You shared some ideas that you could follow through with re: working collaboratively - let me know if you need some help with getting started...I am also trying to keep up with tomorrow e hoa - LOL!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 8:51am ()

    Tino pai e hoa!!!!!  Haere tonu, haere tonu!!!!  Keep us updated with your progress please - We've got ourselves another GOOGLE DRIVER e hoa mā!!!!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 8:52am ()

    Ae rā!  Ka pai e hoa!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 8:53am ()

    Coolio!  Keep thinking about those Wharekura profiles - what info you want to have access to - what you need to include and we'll work on it.

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 9:12am ()

    Kia ora Kataraina - This message is not only intended for you but for all those contributing.

    We need some drivers at the kura - GOOGLE drivers to support each of our kaiako to upskill in the use of your GOOGLE accounts.  I have made some suggestions/recommendations about insisting that everyone brings their laptops to kura hui - syndicate hui, whole staff hui to familiarise them with the practice of having to contribute to the scrolling minute documents.  

    Ideally kaiako should be contributing to agenda items/discussions prior to a hui...during and possibly after. Contributions could be inserting their names for attendance/apologies - or inserting agenda items and topics for discussions - inserting comments about agenda items - adding queries etc etc.  

    This is a starting point that supports our BeL inquiry:

    How can we increase the confidence & user levels of all staff to utilise Google docs to share collaboratively online?

    There are some kaiako who have more confidence in this area and you will find that some will advance quickly and explore the other functions/applications available - like GOOGLE Calendar, BLOGGER etc. Some will need further support to develop their confidence and the use of scrolling minutes allows us to get everyone in there....because they HAVE to....there is a purpose.

    Ultimately we should be thinking about how we can utilise our GOOGLE accounts with our ākonga.  This may however not be the best platform for Te Ara hou with their ākonga - but we'll explore other options when we have access to more tools for them.

    Long reply for you and others - but this is the bigger picture of what we're trying to do right now with what we've got.

    I appreciate your enthusiasm - and I know you'll be one of our main GOOGLE drivers because many have mentioned you as being 'ON TO IT' with this sort of mahi - So yep we need you to drive it and help to lead this mahi in the kura. 

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 9:17am ()

    Ka pai Lesley - Keep having a tutu - Best way to learn!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 9:17am ()

    Fuuuuu!!!!  Neat alright!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2013 9:29am ()

    Kia ora Lucy

    This is a link that takes you to the Enabling e-Learning site - Media Gallery - There are video clips that you can watch or share with the staff to show many different possibilities about the integration of e-Learning - You may need to view from home as the videos are currently blocked from viewing at kura.

    Link here: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Media-gallery

    There is also a VLN group for Google Apps for Education here: /groups/profile/69872/google-apps-for-education

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