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Our One-to-One Initiative
Google Classroom is a free web service developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. St. Patrick School is now using Google Classroom management along with Google Suite to leverage our 1:1 initiative by taking advantage of these benefits:
Advantages for Teachers:
- Manage multiple classes—Reuse existing announcements, assignments, or questions from another class. Share posts across multiple classes, and archive classes for future reference.
- One-click worksheets—From a worksheet template, create an individual document for each student with one click.
- Rich assignment materials—Add materials to your assignments, such as YouTube videos, a Google Forms survey, PDFs, and other items from Google Drive. Teachers and students can draw on, write notes, and highlight documents and PDFs in the Classroom mobile app.
- Customize assignments—Add optional due dates, create customized grade values, and track which assignments are graded.
- Prepare in advance—Draft posts and assignments, or schedule them to automatically post to the class stream at the scheduled date and time.
- Keep students organized—Classroom creates a Google Calendar for each class and updates the calendar with work and due dates. Students can view upcoming work in the class stream, on their work page, or in the class calendar.
- Individual assignments—Teachers can post work and announcements to individual students in a class.
- Transfer grades—Export final grades to Google Sheets or to a CSV file for upload elsewhere.
- Access anytime, anywhere—Access Classroom on the web or via the Android and iOS Classroom mobile apps.
Support for Administrators:
- Affordable and secure—Like all other free G Suite for Education services, Classroom contains no ads and never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes.
- Professional development—Get your teachers using Classroom quickly with our free online training in the Google Training Center.
- Free 24x7 support—Having trouble? Contact our 24x7 support line or visit the online help center.
- Classroom user metrics—Administrators can view Classroom usage reports in the Admin console
program is designed so students can use the same device through their high
school years. Beginning with the Class of 2020, they will take it with
them when they graduate and can use it for college. The Chromebook
project was funded by donations from the Shamrock Auction, the Class of 1966,
the PTO, and from the school budget.
The infrastructure, wireless capability, and available physical devices have all been updated, upgraded, replaced, and/or improved. Our expectations are to prepare all learners for the technology challenges of the future with 21st Century Objectives; to integrate technology into our curriculum, utilizing real-time data and information by accessing greater and more accurate resources; and to meet all learners where they are and how they learn, with the focus on anytime, anyplace, any path, any pace ideals.
Our hopeful results are these: deeper relationships with students, increased student motivation and engagement, and increased student achievement.
Please use this page to locate the policies on our student devices and the digital citizenship content we are providing and teaching to our students to help them prepare to be responsible global citizens.