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Create Your Digital Workshop Journal

Work Individually for 10 minutes and then in a Group of 4-5 persons for 15-20 minutes.
Plan for the entire activity to take 25-30 minutes.


As a technology leader of your school, reflection is of the essence during the workshop experience. There will be plenty of opportunities to reflect upon your own learning and teaching. Please use this online journal to take notes, write down “a-ha” moments, and to reflect on the workshop experience as a whole.


Part 1: Individual Reflection (10 minutes)

For the next 10 minutes, take a moment to reflect on the workshop thus far. This Workshop Journal will be an opportunity for you to reflect on “a-ha” moments and on your time spent in the workshop. Remember, you will be training your staff on what you learn during these sessions. What worked for you? As a tech leader, what can you share with your colleagues now? What would you like to remember to include in the pre-school training? What ideas will you use for your school? Make sure you date it at the top.

  1. Open your Google Drive by clicking the Apps Launcher icon and then the Google Drive icon.  .

  1. Click on the folder that you created during the Chromebook Exploration that is labeled Chromebook Training

  2. If you did not do this before, please Click New > Folder. Name the folder Chromebook Training.

  3. When you are in the folder, click and Select Google Docs .

  4. When you create a new document it will be named Untitled Document by default.

      • Go to the File menu
      • Select Rename
      • Type Workshop Journal
      • Click OK
      • You are now ready to write your first reflection

Part 2: Group Reflection (15 minutes)

When you feel comfortable with your reflection, one member of your Home Group should create a new document that is titled “Home Group Synthesis”. This will be a document on which you can all collaborate at the same time, sharing ideas on what you want to bring back to your school now. You may wish to refer to this How-To document on the IDEportal.

  1. Whoever creates the document will need to share it with other group members by clicking the blue Share button.
  2. Under People in the sharing box, type the email addresses of the people you want to share with.
  1. Choose the type of access you want to give these users by clicking the drop down arrow to the right of the text box.
  1. These are the different share settings.

      • Can edit: Users can edit the file or folder and share it with others
      • Can comment:  Users can view and add comments to the file, but can’t edit it. Folders can't be given comment access.
      • Can view:  Users can see the file or folder but can’t edit or comment on it

  2. Make sure everyone in your group can edit. All people in your group are now ready to reflect in the same document at the same time.