Dixons Allerton Academy

Teaching and Learning Bulletin

Our weekly bulletin...

Each week, the Learning Team will circulate a bulletin covering all things Teaching and Learning at the Academy. Principally, the purpose of the bulletin is to keep all staff updated in terms of all the T&L news at DAA, as well as key events for your diaries connected with T&L.

Don't forget the T&L Breakfast.... WEDNESDAY MORNING in the 6th form hub

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Week 15 Focus: Three ways to use Google Docs in your classroom

What's in it for me?

  • Catapult yourself into the 21st Century...
  • Offer your students more engaging lessons

Word Doc

Word docs in Google Docs allow multiple users to go to a link (as long as you edit the share settings- ask ASA if you have any problems with this), to edit and collaborate over a piece of work.

You could potentially place 5/6 pieces of differentiated work online, give students a link in groups, and ask them to access and annotate different pieces of work to really show progress during a lesson, for example.

Students could also potentially create their own document and feedback to each other for homework, too.

Google Forms

For those of you that filled out the L&T audit recently- this was via Google Forms. This offers an incredibly useful way of distributing questions to students for quick feedback- this could be anything from where they are struggling with their lessons, right up to what their opinions of their lessons in, for useful teacher feedback.

The easy Drag and Drop editor allows you to ask a range of question types (text/multiple choice/scale) and compile individual and collective responses for analysis. Again, ask ASA if you have any questions.


Similar to word documents, this allows you to create a spreadsheet that is shared with students- an incredibly engaging way of you sharing their progress with them throughout the year (although this time it's best not to allow them editing rights).

You could also share a document with students and ask them to track their own progress, perhaps with their coursework if you break parts down into different columns, and ask them to RAG their progress on different aspects, or even their progress through a book they are reading.

The Learning Team

Danny Carr (AHT)

Andy Sammons

Kiran Ali

Emma Butterworth

Carolyn Shaw

Dates for your diary... THURSDAY TRAINING

Thursday Training: LITERACY WITH RTR

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 3:30-4:30pm



Thursday, Jan. 30th, 3:30-4:30pm


Thursday Training: AFL WITH MPR

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 3:30-4:30pm



Thursday, Feb. 13th, 3:30-4:30pm