A quick update on my project! I have been successfully implementing G-Suite in 3/5 classes (the other 2 are busy working on major projects, so not a lot of direct instruction time yet – but they have been accessing our Classroom sites). So far, this means that all of my students have successfully signed up for the G-Suite sites and are accessing it!
Yay – one goal down! HOWEVER – we did run into some roadblocks signing all of the students up…
- We could not use their school division accounts for all students – which wasn’t my goal anyway since they will lose their email addresses once graduated. Most students used their own personal Gmail accounts or they made a new one. Not a big deal, no one complained about this.
- The only glitch now that I had access to their personal email accounts – would that put me at risk?
Students had successfully downloaded Google Classroom and Google Docs to their phones and have been accessing the information that I have posted regularly. I know this because of the good questions that I have been receiving from them about their assignments/projects. I have also been able to monitor large collaborative projects and see the students working on them in real time.
Yay – Goal two achieved.
I have seen students begin to create their educational portfolios – especially my grade 12 students. The students have been proud of their work! They are beginning to realize that their work is THEIRS, it will not disappear on them.
Now – I need to access information from my school division and contact other school divisions in regards to using Google Drive with students personal accounts in order to create an educational portfolio.
One thing I need to figure out still is, HOW DO I COLLECT DATA? Does this project require me to collect data or is the data being collected just by the amount of use that G-Suite is being used and accessed by the students?
I still have more to research, but this is a step in the right direction, and I have students on my side, now just to speak to other division as well as my own.