Friday, March 30, 2012

First day of Google Apps for Education for Students

Episode 6 in our series ...

We got every student logged into his/her Google Apps for Education account earlier this week.  That, in itself, was a success.  These 5th grade students are the first students in our district to use Google Apps for Education, and we really didn't know what would happen.  They all got logged in, but after logging in, our network got bogged down and we never really made it much got past that point.  It didn't have anything to do with Google - it's just one of those things that happens.

The most interesting part?  Trying to get 5th graders to do the little Captcha codes where you have to copy the random numbers and letters that are almost impossible to read.  They didn't know why we had to do that, they couldn't make out the letters, they couldn't understand why the letters didn't spell a word, and they were afraid of what would happen if they got the letters wrong.

In the end, this may end up being remembered as the most difficult part of the project!

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