Parents at Robbins Lane Elementary School had an opportunity to participate in several free instructional workshops to learn about Google Docs, a web-based application used by students to create, edit and store documents and spreadsheets online. Led by teacher Melanie Spiegel, technology specialist Colleen Vereline and Principal Thea Pallos, parents learned to create a Google account and document, navigate through the Google menu bar and practice using some of the special features that differentiate Google Docs from other word processing apps.
Robbins Lane students also participated in the lessons, presenting on how they use the system.
“Students are using more and more technology, so it’s important that parents know what’s taking place in the classroom,” said Spiegel. “It keeps the lines of communication open.”