In an era of unprecedented globalization, technology has emerged as a key catalyst, transcending geographical boundaries and revolutionizing various aspects of our lives. One of the areas profoundly impacted by this global shift is education. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the importance of technology in education has grown exponentially, offering new avenues for learning and collaboration. At the forefront of this digital revolution stands Google, a pioneer in technological innovation, whose suite of tools collectively known as G Suite has become an integral part of modern education.
The new edition of the course “ GSuite for Education ” took place in Bologna from 28/05/2023 to 03/06/2023. The dear participants were Olivera Shikleska Grozdanova, Natasha Markovska , Marjan Tasevski, Nevenka, Ivanova Toleska , Natasha Todorovska and Biljana Temelkova working in Macedonia in Municipal Primary School Gjorgji Sugarev.
On the first day of our GSuite course, we embarked on a journey of discovery, immersing ourselves in the realm of Google collaborative apps and acquiring basic knowledge. We eagerly explored Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs, uncovering various features and functionalities. With enthusiasm, participants embraced practical application by trying out the configuration of these tools and enjoying the wide possibilities of organizing their job at best in the cloud-based storage system.
During another session of the training, our focus shifted towards Google Jamboard, an innovative tool offered by Google. This provided an excellent opportunity for our participants to delve into the integration of Jamboard within the classroom environment. Engaging in interactive discussions, they shared insights on leveraging Jamboard to foster creativity and collaboration among students. Moreover, participants had the privilege of showcasing their ideas and imaginations through practical demonstrations, effectively highlighting the tool's potential. Additionally, they gained valuable knowledge about Google Forms, a powerful resource for creating diverse surveys to enhance classroom engagement and assessment practices. What's more they discovered the possibility of creating an escape room thanks to this user-friendly tool.
Another pivotal aspect covered during the training involved harnessing the creative and user-friendly features of Google to construct visually appealing Sheets and Slides. Through Google Sheets, our participants gained proficiency in crafting diverse tables, equipped to serve them both personally and professionally. Furthermore, participants learned to create impactful slides, tailored to their individual and educational needs. Some opted to focus on training-related content, while others explored their specific areas of interest. This demonstrated the versatility of these applications across diverse subjects and contexts, allowing us to witness firsthand the vast range of possibilities they offer.
Last but not least, participants delved into Google Keep, an advanced note-taking application crafted by Google. Our participants explored the multifaceted features of Google Keep, which included the ability to categorize notes using color coding, seamlessly integrate images, generate dynamic lists, utilize geofencing capabilities, create shareable notes, and efficiently search notes by color.
After all, it was a bright week full of new knowledge, practice, sharing, deep conversations and thoughts, ideas and emotions. We are so happy to have them between us. Hope to see them again somewhere in the world.
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