On Friday, July 6, 2012 3:39:19 PM UTC-4, Steve Pirk wrote:
> On Friday, July 6, 2012 12:05:52 PM UTC-7, Irene Cook wrote:
>> I would like to track what sites students were on without spending much
>> time getting into that data.
> If the sites they visit are sites you have set up, then Google Analytics
> is a simple tool to use. It can be a bit tricky to set up, so you might
> want to read up on it a bit first.
>> Other things on my wish list.
>> I have puts tests in google docs. Now it is time to get the readings in
>> there tooo. I will keep some binders with student pages in the classroom
>> for those who will not use internet, but I hope most students will realize
>> that answers are in google docs. Learning to track student use of docs
>> will be useful to monitor proper use of technology My mom is all messed up
>> on her computer, so I better help her.
>> She somehow fixed the problem by trying different things. We need to
>> give students the same chance to try different things. Most have probably
>> used docs more than many teachers have. We can learn from them if we take
>> time or give time to watch and let students show us what works for them and
>> how it works.
> One way to track student's use of docs is to check the revision history. I
> know it keeps track of edits, but it might also track visits and views by
> On the subject of kids teaching the teachers, I found this awesome YouTube
> video about students doing just that. A group of 8th graders got permission
> to experiment over the summer, and this video is the result of what they
> did. They call themselves *The Creek Squad* ;-]
> I tried to reply to the email, but found that I needed to open the group.
>> There has to be a friendlier way without as many steps for kids and adults
>> that will be safe. It is good that people cannot reply to email because I
>> have had parents reply to group when they intended to reply only to me.
> Google Groups are great, but I really hate not being able to reply by
> email. As far as a friendlier way to communicate, you might want to try
> using Google+. I have a circle of tech education people I follow, and there
> are a ton of really friendly people who want to help and learn at the same
> time. Google has an Apps for Education Page that posts really good
> information and tips for educators. It is a nice, private, rich media
> communications tool that allows you to control who sees your content.
> I will look to see if any people on this thread are using Google+. Don't
> freak out if you find I have added you to a circle. I definitely prefer g+
> over groups and email threads, and I am always posting tips and tricks.
>> On Sunday, July 1, 2012 10:09:57 PM UTC-4, Gail wrote:
>>> Yes I would like to investigate that. However, as Erikka mentioned about
>>> Destiny, our new automation system (Atriuum) has functions that allow
>>> students to track their reading and rate books. What about using forms and
>>> docs to track student behavior?
>>> On Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:03:12 AM UTC-4, Maryann D wrote:
>>>> We could do something with forms and docs for a reading log of red
>>>> clover or DCF books fairly easily. That would be secure. I am not sure yet
>>>> what decisions admin will make about general email and how that would
>>>> constrain us either.
>>>> On Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:11:28 PM UTC-4, Gail wrote:
>>>>> Hi Steve
>>>>> Our school has switched from 1st Class (used by staff for email and
>>>>> collaboration) to gmail for educators official tomorrow. Our email ends
>>>>> with @hartfordschools.net. So I guess, from what you are saying, we
>>>>> can create accounts for kids and then they have access to g-docs. The
>>>>> account that is created is an email account??? If yes, even if the email
>>>>> function is turned off, students can use the account to create accounts on
>>>>> other websites -- gaming ones, facebook, etc. There is concern about this
>>>>> for elementary students, something administrators will need to decide.
>>>>> If I do not understand the process, please help me.
>>>>> Gail (:
>>>>> On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:13:51 AM UTC-4, Steve Pirk wrote:
>>>>>> Does you school have a domain name that is a web address unique to
>>>>>> your school? If so, your school can use Apps and create private account for
>>>>>> the elementary students, teachers and administrative staff. Visit
>>>>>> google.com/apps/edu and click the tab for K-12. It's private,
>>>>>> secure, the school owns their data, and best of all, it is free ;-]
>>>>>> The only real difference between Gmail and Google Apps, is that gmail
>>>>>> users sign in with username[at]gmail.com, and Apps users log into
>>>>>> Gmail using username[at]yourdomain.com. The ability to delegate
>>>>>> authority to individuals or organizations in the school really helps things
>>>>>> move smoothly. Things like giving the attendance administrators the ability
>>>>>> to see only the docs in the teacher's Attendance folder.
>>>>>> Chime in with any questions you have. That is what this group is for,
>>>>>> learning and discussing
>>>>>> On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:46:33 PM UTC-7, Gail wrote:
>>>>>>> Yikes! Am I the only one overwhelmed with all these people, all
>>>>>>> these comments? Elementary students at my school don't have gmail accounts
>>>>>>> at this time -- not sure if they will.