With a plan in place, administrative support, and Guides ready to go - you’re ready to start having everyone at your district “go Google.”
The following tasks will be ongoing throughout the year:
Make sure the Guides actively promote their school training sessions and provide tips and tricks to the teachers. Some communication channels include:
Recognition programs can help encourage teachers to complete the training and incorporate Google Apps into their classrooms.
For example, you could showcase teachers that are using Google Apps in innovative ways in their curriculum and with students by highlighting them on the school website, recognizing them at staff meetings, present them with Google giveaways, etc. Set up a place where teachers can share these stories and learn from each other.
You might also consider setting up school or district-wide competitions for completing tasks or projects in Google Apps - for students or teachers. For example, there could be a race to complete the “Top 10 ways to use Google Apps”, a “Google Apps scavenger hunt” or trying to complete the tasks to become a Gmail Ninja.
Another program might be a regular “TV” series (hosted on Google Video included in Google Apps) that features teachers sharing their innovative tips and tricks for Google Apps.
These programs will serve to recognize those that are taking advantage of the tools as well as educating others how they can integrate them into their own curriculum.