“Google It” & Beyond: Google for Parents Workshop at HHS

Parents Workshop

More than 40 parents joined the HPS Learning Technologies staff and our 3 student helpers from the Class of 2017 (Julie Tarantino, Sid Shinde, and Jon Katz) to learn about ways to use Google in their everyday lives.

The goal was to help parents understand that Google is much more than a search engine. By signing up for a Gmail account, Google gives parents access to the same storage, creation, and sharing tools that HHS & HMS students use on a daily basis.

For those of you who could not attend, we wanted to share the slides from the workshop: HPS Google for Parents (Google Slides presentation)

Also, here is the document we created to share resources and help differentiate learning for parents: HPS Google for Parents Workshop Resources (Google Doc)

Any parents who attended the workshop are encourage to complete this survey to provide feedback: Feedback Survey for Google for Parents Workshop (Google Form).

Here is some of the feedback we’ve received so far from parents who completed the survey:

“Wow’d by the turnout!”

“It was put together very well and covered lots of helpful tips.”

We will host another session of the Google for Parents Workshop in early December. Stay tuned for the announcement!

By Colleen Worrell, PhD, Secondary Technology Integration Coordinator

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