Many area school divisions are embracing GAFE – Google Apps For Education. The sharing features of Google Drive make it ideal to use in a middle/high school environment. Plus, Google has now released Google Classroom which handles many of the user and document issues like those of classroom management systems like Moodle. The price is right–it’s all free.
With this in mind, many of us here at BC are increasing our use of Google apps. Drs. Martin and Carr use Google Classroom with their classes. Our EDUC 412 course has been using a shared Google Drive folder every day in our class. The combination of Moodle and Google has been a powerful one. The entire course has been delivered paperless. We’re experimenting now with the best way to share videos which are taken of students’ mini-lessons.