DC-CAPPAN.jpg
The School Trip Blog

Nations Classroom Blog

Sarah Kiefer, Teacher, Technology Integrator, and Trip Leader

Sarah Kiefer started her education career in the classroom. Seven of her 14 years have been devoted to the teaching of American and World History to seventh and eighth grade students in Ohio. Now, she is focused on Technology Integration in the same district and she became a Google Certified Trainer in 2018. She began co-coordinating the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip in 2012 and she is always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency and communication for the trip. When she’s not taking care of her husband and three daughters, you’ll most likely find her running or working on her computer. You can read her blog, Tech You Can Do and follow her on Twitter @kiefersj.

Recent Posts

Ways Google Can Make Planning Your Trip Easier: Part Five - Using Google Forms (Sample Forms Included!)

Wrapping up this series is one final Google App that helps us power our trip - Google Forms. Forms is a data collector. Its uses are unlimited! If you want to collect, well, ANYthing, a Google Form can do this for you.

 

Forms itself is simple to start and use - as simple as a collection of names, phone numbers, and email addresses, but as complex as a medical questionnaire where your next question depends on your previous answer - and everything in between. Let me give you some examples.

 

Read More

Topics: Trip Leader Tips

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: Part 4 - Using Google Docs

I highlighted the benefits of Google Sites, Sheets, the Drive app, and Calendar in previous posts. Next up in the Google Blog Series is how Google Docs makes planning your school trip much easier.

Read More

Topics: Trip Leader Tips

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: Part 3 - The Google App and Google Calendar

Here’s what we’ve covered so far in our Google Blog Series: Google can help in countless ways when it comes to planning a trip.  If you missed my previous blogs, I discussed the benefits of using Google Sites as a warehouse for trip documents and Google Sheets as a powerhouse for sending personal emails in bulk.  The next integral pieces we will cover in this article are accessing Google Drive on your Goggle App and using Google Calendar.

Read More

Topics: Trip Leader Tips

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: #2 Google Sheets & formMule

Google Sheets and formMule make it possible for educational trip leaders to improve the efficiency of our email communication by sending personalized emails in bulk. I'll explain more in this article, which is the second in a six-part series about how to use Google applications to help make your student trip planning and execution easier. 

 

Read More

Topics: Google Slides

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: #1 Google Sites

Google Apps are amazing tools for teachers to use when planning an overnight school trip to Washington, D.C. or another popular destination. Google Sites, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Forms can all work together to help you meet and overcome challenges that come with planning an educational tour of this magnitude.

 

Read More

© 2018 All content is the property of NationsClassroom. All rights reserved.

Get Free School Trip Tips
Enter your email to get Free tips for your next school trip right in your inbox...

Recent Posts