Progressively working our way forward from having a seemingly paperless 5th GFD to viewing all entries and events on Google Drive, here’s an idea to ponder.
While in the past, some of us have announced or posted final heat sheets and other 5th GFD info in a large setting or in the 5th grader’s pod, how about using the school’s technology and our iPads to our advantage?
If the Google Drive app. is installed on your iPad or iPod (see previous blog post) and you have access to a projector, screen and a dongle (yes, its name is dongle and your media tech would know what it is if you explain your purpose), then you can project all of the consolidated, day specific, information to your students. It could be an opportunity for them to not only see their name or team (w/o cramming around a table or two) but also hear their name, thus reducing the amount of questions you have to field once it’s all over.
Additionally, if you electronically enter in your students’ names into a spreadsheet or the like for your 5th grade teachers or to have a copy for yourself, you can open that document in Numbers or Google Drive and show that school specific list to your students as well. Both apps are either free (Google Drive) or purchased for you (Numbers).
Lastly, if one of your 5th grade teachers has a smart phone or iPad that they can bring to LHS, you can easily share your info, via Google Drive, with your teachers up in the stands w/o them having to keep track of paper copies that you may have provided them.
Some things to consider….
If anyone else has a way that has really proven to be a successful way of final sharing and question answering, please post in the comment section 🙂
J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.
*Bob Rue asked a question regarding the ability to “lock” in what we share with our 5th grade teachers so as not to have anyone accidentally edit our info… Here’s the response to his question…
“You should be able to edit it when sharing the document on Google Drive… your choices are… 1) Can edit 2) Can comment or 3) Can view (which this is the one you want…) So, let’s say that on the day of 5th GFD for our schools, we (the P.E. staff can edit and update) but even though the teachers can just view… being that it’s on G. Drive, it’ll automatically update and they’ll view the latest and greatest w/o it being accidentally edited.”