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Google Apps

What are Google Apps?

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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Increasing ownership of learning through e-portfolios

The processes and progress of learning were effectively documented in e-portfolios at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School.

Tags: Assessment, Cross-curricular, Effective pedagogy, e-Portfolios, GAFE, Primary, Upper primary

Google Forms

Students at Panmure Bridge School in Auckland improved their problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge through the use of Google Forms.

Tags: Assessment, Effective pedagogy, Mathematics and statistics, GAFE, Primary, Upper primary

Hapara Teacher Dashboard and Google Apps

With a vision for improving literacy learning outcomes, Houghton Valley School trialed Hapara Teacher Dashboard and Google Apps with their senior classes over 12 months.

Tags: Diverse learners, Effective pedagogy, English, Student inquiry, Teacher inquiry, GAFE, Learning management systems (LMS), Primary, Upper primary

Learner agency

Year 8 teachers at Breens Intermediate, carried out a collaborative inquiry focused on increasing student agency to raise student achievement in literacy, supported by the use of digital technologies.

Tags: English, Teacher inquiry, Blogging, GAFE, Primary, Upper primary

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Teacher inquiries into using Google docs

Teacher inquiries into using Google docs

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.

e-Portfolios in the classroom

e-Portfolios in the classroom

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. 

The impact of using Google Apps on literacy learning in the classroom

The impact of using Google Apps on literacy learning in the classroom

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.

Goal setting and reflection: Literacy learning supported by Google docs

Goal setting and reflection: Literacy learning supported by Google docs

Students from Breens Intermediate share how they record their literacy goals and reflections on Google docs, which are shared with their teacher and peers.

Improving boys' writing using Google docs

Improving boys' writing using Google docs

Anna Swann, from Holy Cross School, explains her teacher inquiry into using Google docs to improve boys writing.

e-Portfolios - policies and procedures

e-Portfolios - policies and procedures

James Rea, Deputy Principal at Russell Street School , explains the purpose and content of their e-portfolio documentation.

Using Google Apps to facilitate communication

Using Google Apps to facilitate communication

Nikki Clarke, Deputy Principal at Breens Intermediate, talks about introducing Google Apps into the school.

Improving schoolwide communication using Google apps

Improving schoolwide communication using Google apps

Brian Price, shares the difference using Google Apps has made at Breens Intermediate.

Teaching as enquiry through a blended e-learning lens

Teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens

Facilitators and teachers discuss teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens.

Online resources supporting te reo and tikanga Māori

Online resources supporting te reo and tikanga Māori

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. 

Developing key competencies through writing collaborations

Developing key competencies through writing collaborations

Students from Ruawai Primary School and their teacher talk about how they are developing key competencies through writing collaborations.

Developing digital literacies using Google Apps

Developing digital literacies using Google Apps

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. 

Teacher inquiry: Using Google docs to improve learning outcomes

Teacher inquiry: Using Google docs to improve learning outcomes

Houghton Valley School, teacher and e-learning leader, Peter Holmstead inquired into using Google apps to improve learning outcomes.

Using Google Apps

Using Google Apps

Rob Clarke, principal of Te Kura o Tiori Burnham School , explains how and why they use Google Apps.

Using Google Apps for future focused schools

Using Google Apps for future focused schools

Blended e-learning facilitator, Brad Thomas and students from Ruawai School explain how using Google Apps has enabled a transformation in learning.

Raising student writing levels using Google docs

Raising student writing levels using Google docs

Vimi Chandra explains her teacher inquiry aimed at raising the writing levels of targeted students.

Working together: writing with iPads

Writing with iPads

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.

Digital citizenship, systems, and infrastructure for BYOD and GAFE

Digital citizenship, systems, and infrastructure for BYOD and GAFE

ICT leader, Fraser Malins explains some key considerations for setting up a safe network that parents and students can access easily at Halswell School. 

Removing writing barriers with Google docs and digital technologies

Removing writing barriers

Teacher Kate Friedwald and one of her students share how using writing tools and other collaborative facilities in Google docs has improved student writing.

Planning for differentiated learning at Wairakei School

Planning for differentiated learning

Wairakei School teacher, Kate Friewald describes how she uses Google Docs to support differentiated learning in her classroom. 

Fraser High School curriculum integration project – students reflect

Fraser High School curriculum integration project – students reflect

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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Parkvale School

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.

Pt England School

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.

Featured snapshot of learning

Increasing ownership of learning through e-Portfolios
Read how e-Portfolios were created using Google Apps and Teacher Dashboard.

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