Technology is getting more and more advanced in the classrooms. It is so easy and convenient and store and share data. With Google cloud students can collaborate with one another to create group projects and edit each other’s work. These cloud tools such as Google docs and Google slides are so important to introduce to students at an early age so they can use this in their future.
There are so many benefits to using cloud-based tools in the classroom. Two words that come to mind when I think of the benefits from using cloud-based programs are accessibility and collaboration. Google docs are a wonderful tool when students have to do a group project or brainstorming ideas as a whole class. It also is beneficial to the teacher because he/she can see what each student has collaborate to the document. Also the usability is convenient for all grade levels. Students can set up a Google email and access Google document or Google slides. Having cloud-based tools in your classroom is crucial to the advancement of technology. Students can collaborate with other students in different classrooms around the world as well by using cloud-based materials. Knowledge is at their fingertips and the answers to their questions are a click away!
The benefits by using cloud-based tools in classroom settings far out weigh the potential drawbacks in my opinion. I don’t really see this as a negative experience but the only slight concern I might have is privacy standards and having secure networks were information about students is not leaked. Although these are some concerns I feel as a teacher you need to educate your students about being a good “digital citizen” before using any type of technology!