A challenge I have taken on in my position as Instructional Technology Specialist is seeing how much we can do in GAFE. This has meant looking at our initiatives, from instructional to operational, and seeing if we can transition them to Google Apps, even if it means writing an add-on, app,etc. This has been extremely beneficial for us, both from an instructional and a financial perspective.
This is why I have decided to do a Summer PD session for all of you called "GAFE From The Classroom To The Admin Building." These will be a weekly PD Hangout On Air where we will cover topics ranging from Community engagement to student portfolios. I will discuss not only the technology component but also the educational and/or community benefit behind the topic.
The First topic will be "Writing In The Cloud:Digital Student Portfolios." We'll discuss the benefits of student portfolios, the challenges, how we managed our writing portfolios in Drive, and how I expanded the system to work for more than just writing.
I'll post a link to the Hangout On Air soon with all the info. I look forward to hanging out.