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Introduction to ASD Google Apps


Introduction to ASD Google Apps

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At ASD we will train many new teachers and staff how to use Google Apps.
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Date Added to MERLOT: August 09, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2011
Submitter: Cindy Crannell
Keywords: Google Apps


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Avatar for Ashley Bartkowiak
5 years ago

Ashley Bartkowiak (Staff)

I could see this tutorial being very useful for your intended audience. You provided a lot of useful information regarding Google Apps. I have a few suggestions that may make your presentation more user friendly. First, I would insert a homepage that outlines the key topics that you are going to discuss. Then, link the heading to that particular section of slides. That way, if someone is already familiar with Google Mail and only struggles with Google Sites, then he/she can skip directly to the information needed. They don't have to spend the time going through all of the slides. However, that may not be the intention of your presentation. You may want them to complete every task, so another suggestion may be to provide links to the tasks and the information separately. Then, if they know about an app, they can just complete the task that goes along with it and move on. Secondly, I really enjoy the use of video tutorials, but it may be useful to label them, so the viewer can watch only those that are needed. I found myself clicking on all of them not knowing what I was going to be taken to. Lastly, I would have liked to have been able to navigate back to the first scenario after I had clicked on an answer. Adding some buttons to do this may be helpful. Otherwise, you have to close out of the presentation and select the slide or go through the whole thing again. The conent itself was very helpful and I think it would be a wonderful thing to use for an orientation. I think the tasks are great for new users to complete before moving on. There is a nice flow to those. You definitely provide a lot of information regarding how to use Google Apps and the benefits. Also, I like how you provided a link to your blog where anyone can post questions. You also provided your e-mail address making it easy for anyone to contact you. Nice work, overall!

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The 4th video tutorial link on the slide for task 5 does not work for me. Also, the link "Let's take a look" on the School Division Websites and Faculty Sites pages would not work. I got a message saying that it could not download the requested information. Furthermore, I could not view the Teacher Teach Proficiency Rubric. I also have to login to take the technology survey, but that should not be a problem if this is used only for staff members.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes

Avatar for Julie Gill
5 years ago

Julie Gill (Teacher (K-12))

This is a really great StAIR on using Google apps in a school for keeping communication in the school community very organized.  There are also great tutorial videos within the PowerPoint to help you dig deeper in content. I had never seen Voik before either!  Clever tool!!

It was a very clear and thorough presentation.  I will definitely be sharing this with our media specialist as we were just talking about how to increase communication that is active and ongoing.

Great job!


Technical Remarks:

The 21st Century Kid link on slide 41 would not work for me.  Other than that all else worked just fine.  Great showcase of Google apps!

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Melissa White
5 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

Check this out if you are using Google Apps in your school. This is an excellent introduction to them. Very colorful and engaging.