FPS staff report
November 13, 2012
Bell-Herron Middle School students are learning cutting edge technology.
Students in Valerie Kirk’s 8th grade English classes spent last Thursday learning about Google Docs with Florence Furey. Each student has a Google Doc account and can access the account anywhere the Internet is available. Information is saved in a virtual cloud and won’t be lost in the event of a computer failure.
An added benefit of the program is the peer editing or commenting. Students can share information with students in the school. They can, in turn, edit or comment on the work.
Students can use the program to illustrate and other actions besides word processing.
“One of the advantages of the program is I can look at student’s work at home and edit it,” explained Kirk. “This allows them the opportunity to see the changes and also work from home.”
Students in Kirk’s English class are shown working on school laptops. From left are: Ryan Shepherd, Justin Babe, Jacob Beard and Dawson Kugler.