Over the last few months, The Learning Technologies team at Petroc has been introducing The G Suite for Education to staff and students. Bespoke online training materials have been created by the team and face to face training has been delivered to teaching staff to support this innovative new approach to teaching and learning.
In order to best support staff and students in using the Google Suite Education apps, four members of the Learning Technologies team have been working towards and recently successfully acquired the Google Certified Educator Level 1 qualification. The four members: Keely Flather (Senior Learning Technologies and Library Services Coordinator), Sarah Vincent, Sally Marchant and Sue Dingle sat a 3 hour exam which tested their knowledge in all the core Google Apps: Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides and Talk/Hangouts.
The introduction of The G Suite for Education is an important step forwards for Petroc. All staff and students now have Google Education accounts, and a large percentage of teaching staff has been given Chromebooks which will enable them to take advantage of the many benefits of a Google Account. The G Suite Core Service apps are designed to increase the possibilities for effective, online collaboration and streamlined academic tasks. The cloud-based technology helps to create an environment where it is easy to share and collaborate on ideas and work together.
We are an enthusiastic team, willing to take on new challenges and constantly working hard to bring new, innovative and interesting ideas to teaching and learning. We are looking forwards to seeing the use of this technology grow and develop at Petroc.
Learning Technologies Coordinator