Teacher Review For Google Drive

My teachers and students are finding great benefit in using Google Drive in the classroom.

Sara S.
Technology Integrator
Woodfield Elementary School
Waterford, WI
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
How I Use It
We are using it in place of Office with grade levels as low as 2nd grade. We use it for writers workshop and have started to digitally share and peer edit and give feedback. Teachers are learning to also give their feedback to students using this tool. We did setup some ground rules (of course) for the students as to who and when they can share. We have also had to ramp up our digital citizenship conversations to encompass some of the features of this tool (Chat.....)
My Take
Google Drive is a nice toolbox for elementary students to have for such tasks as creating word processed document, spreadsheets, and presentations. Drive's tools are more simplistic than Office tool, which make them better for younger students. There are some connectivity hiccups that you need to deal with at times, but I think these hiccups are worth the benefits you gain. Ease of working collaboratively, sharing with others, digital feedback and reviewing of work by teacher and peers...... It is also so much simpler than other means we have used, for students to transition between school and home. They are able to easily access their documents and work seamlessly between venues. My district is really embracing this tool!