In August, all students in grades 2-12 were given Google Apps for Education accounts. Since August, teachers have been working on ways to integrate Google's collaboration tools into the curriculum. The goal is to prepare students with 21st century collaboration tools so they can be successful in whatever career they pursue.
Check out some of the Google snippets thus far:
TAG teacher, Mrs. Stewart: For the 5th graders' TAG project, they answered questions in a Google Doc in Drive. When they are finished, they shared it with Mrs. Stewart. Then, when Mrs. Stewart received the sharing email, she knew they are finished, and could easily view their work and add comments or suggestions.
3rd grade teacher, Ms. Moore: Ms. Moore has her students complete daily work on a Google Presentation Template in their Google Drive. She also shows math problems from the (Aligned Round Rock Curriculum) ARRC in Google Drive on her Promethean Board. Additionally, they use Google Drive to complete their daily checklist.
Librarian, Mrs. Fournier: Mrs. Fournier has created all of her Bluebonnet Accountability and Bluebonnet Quizzes with Google Docs and Google Forms. Therefore, the students, then,use Google Docs and Forms to complete the quizzes and see their results.
3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Rhea: Mrs. Rhea's class has published their own work in Google Docs and they have accessed a shared file (that Mrs. Rhea pushed out to each of her students' Google Drives) to create avatars for their profile pics on Edmodo.
It's been a Great Google start to the year!