Google Training Prepares Elm Students for Next Stage in Technology

Google Training Prepares Elm Students for Next Stage in Technology

PHOTO: An Elm student concentrates on his laptop screen during the school's Google circuit training. Scroll down for more photos, or click here for a photo gallery.


Elm Middle School students will be spending much of their classroom time this year using Google educational tools to enhance their learning.

That's why they devoted the better part of Monday, Aug. 21, to Google circuit training — to make sure they know how to use tools such as Gmail, Google Drive and the full range of G Suite collaborative apps.


Completing the Circuit


Led by an enthusiastic Elm faculty, the students rotated through multiple sessions in which they learned the essentials for navigating through the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

The sessions included training on:

► Gmail and Google Calendar

► G Suite

► Logins and Google Drive

► Google Classroom

Earlier in the day, students spent their Exploratory time receiving lessons about cyberbullying and District 401's Acceptable Use Policy.

The circuit training, which Elmwood Park High School students completed last week, is part of the District's ambitious Technology Initiative, overseen by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade and Instructional Technology Coordinator Ms. Jessica Iovinelli.


Photos from Elm Google Circuit Training


NOTE: The pictures below show Elm students participating in Google training Monday, Aug. 21. The photos are also available in a slideshow format, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any image for a larger view.


Elm students share a laugh while at their laptops during Google circuit training.


Two Elm students discuss their lesson during Google circuit training.


An Elm teacher points out a feature of Gmail while leading a Google circuit training session.


Elm students listen to their teacher during Google circuit training.


Photographed from over his shoulder, an Elm student focuses on his laptop screen during Google circuit training.


An Elm teacher makes a point to his class during Google circuit training.


Elm students listen to their teacher during Google circuit training.


Elm students follow along on their laptops during Google circuit training.


An Elm student focuses intently on his laptop screen during Google circuit training.


Photographed over her shoulder, an Elm student concentrates on her laptop screen during Google circuit training.


Elm students listen to their teacher and look at their laptop screens during Google circuit training.


A student helper from EPHS leads a lesson during Google circuit training at Elm.


Elm students listen to their instructor during Google circuit training.


Elm students look up from their laptops during Google circuit training.


Elm students listen to their teacher during Google circuit training.


An Elm student leans over to help her fellow student during Google circuit training.


Seated in a darkened computer lab, an Elm student looks at her desktop screen and follows along during Google circuit training.


An Elm student looks are her desktop screen in a darkened computer lab during Google circuit training.


Two Elm students look at their desktop screens and follow along in a darkened computer lab during Google circuit training.


Two Elm students focus on their laptop screens during Google circuit training.


Photographed from over her shoulder, an Elm student scrolls down her laptop screen during Google circuit training.


An Elm student breaks up in laughter while looking at her laptop during Google circuit training. An Elm teacher stands behind her and looks at the student's screen as well.


Four Elm students share a table during Google circuit training.


An Elm student concentrates on his laptop screen during Google circuit training.


An Elm student focuses on his laptop screen during Google circuit training.


Elm students follow along on their laptops during Google circuit training.


Elm students raise their hands in response to their teacher's question during Google circuit training.


An Elm student follows along in a darkened classroom during Google circuit training.


An Elm teacher points to a projector screen during her Google circuit training lesson.


An Elm student concentrates on his laptop screen during Google circuit training.


An Elm student looks up from her laptop during Google circuit training.


Elm students follow along on their laptops during Google circuit training.


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