NH-M teachers trained in the use of Google Apps
September 21, 2013, New Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88 received training on the use of Google Apps and Google Chromebooks in the classroom on the first early dismissal of the school year. Training was conducted at NH-M Elementary by Mr. Dominic Manola of Leyden High School 212 in Cook County.
Leyden went 1:1 with 3500 Google Chromebooks last year and since that time has learned the “do’s and don’ts” of going 1:1. Recently, the NH-M #88 Board of Education adopted several board policies regarding the use of district-owned technology in preparation for the deployment of Chromebooks to every student in grades 5th-8th next month. This training focused on organizing student work folders in the cloud and its impact on assessment, such as Open Class and Socrative. Teachers were able to create, share and collaborate on several activities “live” via Google docs on the web. The presentation was titled “Preparing students for the future…whatever that may look like.”
For more information on Leyden’s 1:1 initiative and its positive impact on student achievement, see the following case study: http://bit.ly/15brubK. To see more information about New Holland-Middletown’s digital revolution, check out #nhm88 on Twitter.