As the school year winds-down many of us are planning summer PD
sessions. If you’re going to be leading a PD session about Google Apps
this summer, here are some of my tips for leading a successful session.
These tips are based on my experiences gained from leading dozens of Google Apps trainings over the last few years.
using iPads or Android tablets, the best way to introduce new users to
all of the Google Documents features is to have them use a browser
(again Chrome is preferable) on their laptops. You can certainly have
people bring their iPads and or Android tablets to your training
session, but make sure that they know that not all of the features
available in a desktop browser are also available in the iOS and Android
When I have participants bringing iPads or Android
tablets to one of my workshops, my preference is to have people try all
of the features of Google Documents in their browsers before moving to
their tablets. This way they have exposure to all of the functions of
Google Docs. Then when they move to their tablets they can clearly see
the differences between the browser experience and the tablet app