outcomes in their professional practice. By learning and understanding the technical elements of GAFE the teacher can use them to become more effective and efficient in the administrative processes, and then have more time to foster pedagogical approaches that until now have been difficult to implement in a traditional educational setting. I recently spoke about the Universal Design for Learning at a Primary Principals Association meeting and see it as an excellent example of the way we can re-design learning to become focussed on the learner rather than the curriculum, involving multiple means of representation, expression and engagement.
The T/A/P into Google Apps model has elements of SAMR, as well as TPACK - However I don't think that the concepts involved in these models need to be introduced in depth at an early stage - they are certainly good to check and reflect on when using technology, but don't need to be considered as the defining rulebook for using e-learning. I didn't want teachers to be worrying about too much substitution or not being transformational enough, applying others theory to their own work - as we know, there are plenty of teachers who have been fostering creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking without using Google tools, and I don’t intend the tools to get in the way of good teaching - it is idealistic to expect that all teaching that integrates technology is going to be at the transformational stage.
The one page document also takes inspiration from the extensive work of John Hattie in making the learning visible so that teachers can see where they are going and know how they can get there by breaking it into small parts, there are multiple routes and channels and many things not even on there, which I hope others can add - the teacher needs to know where they are and plan the next steps. This maps the journey and puts the control in the teachers hands, rather than saying we will be coving google sites next tuesday at staff meeting - some teachers already use google sites, and others don't know where to start!
I have licensed this under Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, no-derivitaves - which means schools are welcome to use it, but as it involves google forms you will have to create your own (in order to collect the staff goals and responses), and to do that you will have to email me and I will share the original files and templates through google drive, I'd also like to see if anyone else has any success in using this model, and modifications that need to be applied - so please contact me if you'd like to use it. I have created a professional learning site to host the forms and documents on and I will upload the site as a template if anyone is interested.
Update 8/5/14: Templates added;
Site template is here (please change the forms and let me know if you have a chance to use it)
T/A/P into Google draw file is here (please maintain the background)
T/A/P into Google Apps by Tim Gander is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://sites.google.com/a/gisboyshigh.net/tap-into-google-apps/home.