Resources we’ll use today:
In the next two days, you will gain a good understanding of how you can integrate GPS activities and GIS resources into your instruction. This is a primer course – if you’d like to REALLY get into this topic, participate in the CMAP Workshop – a 5-day, 3-credit course next summer (or in Cedar City in two weeks!). The permalink above will always get you back to this page for the class resources and links. Go to sedcclint.com under the GPS tag for all of my related resoruces.
Day 1 Resources:
- Class Syllabus
- Class Agenda
- Geocaching Classroom Ideas
- GPS In The Classroom Presentation – find it on YouTube
- Education Resources from Geocaching.com
- Example puzzle-type cache – Chemistry Test
- Garmin GPS Drivers, Garmin Web Updater & Garmin Communicator Plug-In
- Garmin BaseCamp download
- Google Earth download
- Sample activity: St. George Scavenger Hunt
- GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife, optional)
- Create a Tour in Google Earth
- GPS & Geocaching Apps:
- Google+ for iOS and Android – great for posting photos online to be used in your maps
- Join our GPS & GIS Google Classroom:
- Go to Google Classroom and sign in with your @washk12.org Google account if prompted
- Click the ‘+‘ in the upper right and select ‘Join class‘
- Enter ‘rlmdkk‘ as the class code.
Day 2 Resources:
- Park Map Group Assignments
- Review: Making Maps with Google Earth (YouTube)
- The Geospatial Revolution (YouTube)
- Park Map V2: Using ArcGIS Online Mapping (use your sedc.maps.arcgis.com login)
- ArcGIS Story Map Gallery
- Learn how to make your own Story Maps (YouTube playlist)
- Mapping from the Classroom: What If???
- Planet Conversions
- Geocaching Printable Logs
- Geocaching containers and other products
- Lexicon of Geocaching – get ‘hip’ to the cachers lingo and abbreviations.
- Example map that the 2014 class created of the St. George City Park
- Extreme example of a community mapping project
- SUU Registration Form
- Class Evaluation
- UEN Lesson Plan Tool – please send me your lesson plan within 2-3 weeks.
- All GPS related articles on edtech.zone
- 2011 class page on edtech.zone
- 2010 class page on edtech.zone
UEN, in partnership with USOE, SUU and the U of U, have been working hard to make earning your Educational Technology Endorsement (ETEP) a LOT easier – especially if you live and teach outside of the Wasatch Front.
The purpose of this updated program is to break down the barriers of distance, cost, and opportunity. In the process course requirements were realigned with the ISTE standards. Through a new partnership with SUU, teachers can now complete the endorsement entirely online and at a low cost. This updated program is not designed to replace those offered by districts who already have an endorsement program. Although open to all, this program is a great opportunity for teachers in rural areas or districts without an endorsement program.
The ETEP requires nine credits from Utah Education Network and nine credits from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah. The ETEP program is focused around the ISTE Standards for Teachers. Participants will take various courses from standards 1-4. Standard 5 is achieved through participation in the ETEP program and attendance at an EdTech conference.
Also designed into the program is the opportunity for teachers to continue their education with a Master Degree from either SUU or U of U using courses that they have already taken in the ETEP.
Welcome to UCET 2015! Below are the links to all of my presentation resources – just click on the session you have attended, and you’ll be able to access my presentations, see all of the session notes and links to the apps and resources that I have presented. You can also find all of my session information on Sched.
Thanks for your attendance and interest!
Thursday, April 2
- 1:15 PM: Taking The Pain Out Of Password Management, Room 2119
- 3:00 PM: Getting Started with Google Classroom, Room 2119
Friday, April 4
OnTrack Section #: 73153, Course #: 59500
It’s great to be in Washington County with you all today! Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Creative Chromebook Apps (Google Presentation) – Web apps that you and your students can use to create amazing projects on the Chromebook
- Chrome Web Store – Browse what is available, or jump right to the Education or Elementary School categories. You may want to add the Google Classroom app as well.
- Google Classroom – Overview
- Google Classroom – Join me for a tour of this amazing Content Management System (CMS)
- Google in the Classroom – Self-paced lessons on 20 different Google services and tools, including Drive, Docs, Classroom, Chrome, Chromebooks, YouTube, as well as a module on Digital Citizenship.
- Some other Chromebook apps/tools that teachers are using:
With Classroom, you can use a combination of a Google Form as a quiz building tool and a great add-on called Flubaroo to grade your quizzes, evaluate the results, and even automatically email students their scores! This is a great combination to use for formative assessment in your classrooms.
Another option for formative assessment are classroom ‘clickers.’ Since you have access to Chromebooks, or even student cell phones, you can utilize some great (and FREE) web based student response and feedback systems – without the need to purchase additional single-purpose devices.
Here’s a rundown of some great options out there, and what it’s “Killer Feature” is:
|Socrative||Great overall features, has Teacher and Student apps, but not required|
|Mentimeter||Unlimited responses – great for school wide surveys|
|Poll Everywhere||SMS/Text voting from student cell phones, free teacher accounts|
|Nearpod||Presentation and assessment in one tool, great solution for classroom iPad labs, same app for teachers and students|
|Kahoot||“Gamified”, colorful and fun|
|Plickers||No student device needed – uses paper cards and a teacher cell phone or iPad camera|
|Google Forms & Flubaroo||Easy to build, no additional logins for teachers or students needed|
Gmail Tips – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Here are the links that were included in the presentation:
- Useful Gmail Searches – full list
- Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts – full list
- Creating Filters in Gmail
- Better Searches Better Results Gmail Search Tips (PDF)
- Google Docs & Drive Research Document – follow link and then File –> Make a copy
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Take a look at this presentation on Password Management to learn how to take the hassle and pain out of keeping track of ALL of your passwords, and creating new and much safer passwords. Below are the links included in the presentation:
While doing a little research this morning, I stumbled upon this great site that I had not encountered before:
This resource from the Google for Education site has self-paced instructions on how to use and implement about 20 different Google services and tools, including Drive, Docs, Classroom, Chrome, Chromebooks, YouTube, as well as a module on Digital Citizenship.
We are using Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks ever increasingly in our region, in Utah, and in the entire country. They are amazing tools, and you can’t beat the cost. These resources will be a great help for those teachers who just like to get their hands dirty and teach themselves how to use these tools, and will be a great resource for my teachers after the training has happened that have those lingering questions that always come up.
Would you like to be able to send home reminders, information and notes to students and parents that they’ll actually READ? 1 out of 5 US teachers use Remind (formerly Remind101) to instantly connect with students and parents on a regular basis. It is free to setup and use, however if your student’s don’t have a bulk texting plan it may cost them to receive your updates. The company has committed to always keep at least some portion of this service free for teachers – they understand education. And, it integrates with Twitter!
If you’d like to see how it works, sign up for my Technology Training group by texting @techtr to 81010:
This makes a lot of sense. Always remember that educational technology is a tool that can enhance good teaching and not a replacement for good teaching.