By Kevin Kim
LCHS has begun to adapt to the new internet-based society with the project “Going Google.” This project encourages students to enter all their work and documents for school into the Google Cloud for quick and easy access anywhere they go. Not only is it an easy way for students to access their work, but it also allows people to easily share work with teachers and other students.
Thanks to “Going Google,” interaction among students and their teachers has increased. This is due to the ease of sharing ideas and docs with others for either peer edits or use of Google Classroom as a way to turn in work.
Sophomore Faith Florez described the situation: “Something like homework assignments, we went from writing them in our planners to just checking the Google Classroom app on our phones.” It provides a singular, main system which the school staff can use to keep track of all student activity, instead of using separate programs such as turnitin.com or edmodo.com.
However, this idea of Going Google presents a hassle for some students, especially older students who are not accustomed to it, because they are forced to assimilate to this new way of saving work into this new cloud and dealing with its new “technological complexities,” as senior Yoojin Kim stated.
Averi Suk, a sophomore, said it presents new problems, like how “procrastinating becomes even more of a problem.”
With great potential for growth and help for students, Google may be more effective for the freshmen and middle schoolers who have more time to adjust to the new program than for the juniors or seniors. Despite the difficult transition, it does allow the students to easily access their documents in a single place instead of searching in multiple places for multiple windows.
Not only does it benefit the students by saving them time they would have spent on searching for their work, but it also secures their documents. By saving these files in a cloud, student don’t have to worry about losing them if their computer crashes, and because all progress on the documents are automatically saved, students don’t have to waste time redoing their work if they don’t manually save them.
Due to this new process, students at LCHS will now be able to work at ease, knowing that they can receive quick and easy help with just a click of a button.
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