Google Apps for Education is a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications for schools and other educational organisations.
Rob Clarke, principal of Te Kura o Tiori Burnham School, explains how and why they use Google Apps. He discusses the implementation process and the benefits to staff and students.
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Students at Panmure Bridge School in Auckland improved their problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge through the use of Google Forms.
Houghton Valley School trialed Hapara Teacher Dashboard and Google Apps with their senior classes over 12 months, with a vision for improving literacy learning outcomes.
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Mike Wilson at Sacred Heart Girls’ College, describes the benefits teachers found in using Google docs and Google forms to provide quick feedback to students as they prepare for NCEA assessments.
Associate Principal and Senior Team Leader at Te Kura o Tiori Burnham School, Linda Sweeny, explains the process for setting up Blogger for students to use as an e-Portfolio.
Liz Maclennan from Breens Intermediate shares how she is using Google Apps with her students to raise literacy levels, particularly for Māori and Pasifika students, in her classroom.
Students from Breens Intermediate share how they record their literacy goals and reflections on Google docs, which are shared with their teacher and peers.
Anna Swann, from Holy Cross School, explains her teacher inquiry into using Google docs to improve boys writing.
Nikki Clarke, Deputy Principal at Breens Intermediate, talks about introducing Google Apps into the school.
Brian Price, shares the difference using Google Apps has made at Breens Intermediate.
Facilitators and teachers discuss teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens.
Students from Ruawai Primary School and their teacher talk about how they are developing key competencies through writing collaborations.
The principal of Ruawai Primary School, explains how Google Apps are used to develop digital literacies, creative thinking, and communication skills in a collaborative environment.
Houghton Valley School, teacher and e-learning leader, Peter Holmstead inquired into using Google apps to improve learning outcomes.
Blended e-learning facilitator, Brad Thomas and students from Ruawai School explain how using Google Apps has enabled a transformation in learning.
Vimi Chandra explains her teacher inquiry aimed at raising the writing levels of targeted students.
Avondale School teacher, Rae Marsh talks about how using iPad writing app Screen Chomp has made a difference for one of her Year 5 students in learning how to form letters correctly.
ICT leader, Fraser Malins explains some key considerations for setting up a safe network that parents and students can access easily at Halswell School.
Teacher Kate Friedwald and one of her students share how using writing tools and other collaborative facilities in Google docs has improved student writing.
Wairakei School teacher, Kate Friewald describes how she uses Google Docs to support differentiated learning in her classroom.
Te Kura o Tiori Burnham School principal, Rob Clarke talks about setting up Taha Māori @ Te Kura o Tiori as part of their school website.
Senior secondary students reflect on how their learning has changed at Fraser High School through curriculum integration and the use of authentic contexts as they produced the first issue of Passionfruit magazine.
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Introducing Google Apps to our school – Parkvale School 2011
In this reflective summary, Parkvale School describes their inquiry into using Google docs for communication. Their aim was to provide easy access to information enabling staff to contribute to documents and discussion in a collaborative way. Staff share their experiences and key lessons learned.
Google apps for education helps Pt England School raise achievement levels
Dorothy Burt, e-learning leader, blogs about the improvements in engagement resulting in significant progress in literacy. She explains the benefits of the teacher dashboard to manage the student learning environment and making the feedback exchange quick and easy.
Increasing ownership of learning through e-Portfolios
Read how e-Portfolios were created using Google Apps and Teacher Dashboard.
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