Here are some additional resources:
At the ISTE Conference this year, the Technology Integration Matrix came up during a session discussion. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.
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Does your district use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) for email, Docs and Drive? Do you have access to Chromebooks in your classroom? Do you use Google Docs with your students on a weekly basis? Then this is the session for you!
We will dive deep into Google Classroom. Classroom is Google’s version of an LMS (Learning Management System) that is designed to work incredibly well with teachers and schools who are using the Google Apps for Education platform. It has many features similar to Canvas, but it is entirely free to use. If you are in a district who is using Google Tools and you are using Google Docs to collect student work, Classroom is what you need. We will also take time to dig deep into some of the great features and tools available to you and your students in Google Docs for research, revision, dictation and more.
Here are the links and resources you’ll need for our session today:
- Google Classroom – access at classroom.google.com
- If you are in the SEDC region, log in with your school email (Gmail) account
- If you are outside of our region, I’ll give you a demo login to use
- If it’s your first time accessing Classroom, make SURE to choose the ‘Teacher’ role on the start page!
- Getting Started with Google Classroom post from sedcclint.com – you’ll find basically everything I know about Classroom there
- Useful Classroom Add-Ons
- Google Docs Research Activities
- More info on new Google Tools
- 1:30-3:40 pm (2-hour session): Creating on the iPad – In Depth, Education Building, Room 104
- 10:10 am-12:20 pm (2-hour session): Google Classroom and Docs – In Depth, Education Building, Room 104
- 3:00 pm: Literally Explain Everything (apps & tutorials here), 20-minute Over The Shoulder Demo, Education Building, Room 202
- 10:10 am: Creative Chromebook Apps for Depth of Knowledge Levels, Education Building, Room 203
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In this two-day course, we’ll get you up to speed on the incredible array of services and applications that Google provides to teachers and students for free. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, this workshop will open your eyes to the possibilities and realities of a paperless classroom, as well as having a place to showcase student work, collaborate with experts in the outside world, and managing your limited time in a more effective way.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Create a Google Site to provide information to students and parents, highlight classroom activities, and showcase exceptional student work.
- Create a collaborative Google Slides presentation, and publish it to their Google Site.
- Be able to effectively use Google Classroom for assigning and collecting student work digitally.
- Create a lesson plan utilizing additional Chromebook apps where students will create a project, demonstrating strategic and/or extended thinking.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Google Apps Scavenger Hunt
- Get Signed into my Google Classroom – Access Google Classroom here
- Google Cast for Education in YOUR Classroom
- Mastering Gmail and Google Search
- What Else Besides Gmail? Rundown of:
- Task: Create an About Me Teacher Google Site
- Take Your Pulse – Google Docs Experience Level
- Google Drive Basics
- AirServer app to view iOS/Android devices on your teacher computer
- Sharing & Collaboration in Drive
- Task: Collaborate to Create Google Slides Presentation, focusing on highlighting the 5 best things they’ve learned today
- You may want to try SlidesCarnival.com
- Cool Detours
- Google Hangouts and Hangouts On Air
- Anyone interested in storytelling with 360˚ photos? Learn more about Google Street View (app downloads on upper right of new window) and StorySpheres.
- Google Classroom Overview
- Task: Create a class in Google Classroom, including class rules/expectations, syllabus, links to frequently used websites and creating a class discussion topic and assignment. Invite teachers from class to participate as students in their classes and turn in assignments.
- Google Docs: Media Research Assignment
- Task: Create your own themed Google Docs Research Assignment
- Useful Chrome Extensions
- Creative Chrome Apps for Depth of Knowledge Levels
- Task: Create a lesson plan using the creative Chrome Apps for a student project aligned to their core aimed at DOK level 3 or 4.
At the ISTE 2016 Conference in Denver this week, Google announced a few new tools for teachers using Google Classroom and Chromebooks that will make life much easier and better.
First, Google has added a new Chrome app for teachers called Google Cast for Education, which allows students to broadcast their Chromebook screens to the teacher’s computer, WITHOUT the need for any extra hardware or stuff to buy. No more trying in vein to get a Chromecast or Apple TV to work in your classroom! If your computer is hooked up to your projector/interactive white board, then any student’s screen can be shared with you and the rest of the class! Alternatively, you can “cast” your screen to an individual student for some one-on-one help (if the student is running the Google Cast for Education app).
- To get started, teachers need the Google Cast for Education Chrome app. GAFE Admins can pre-install this for all of the teachers in their domain.
- Your students need the Google Cast extension. GAFE Admins can do the same for this student extension.
- If you are trying this out before school starts in August/September, make sure to get the Google Cast (Beta) extension.
Second, a feature that I have been telling teachers was coming for a while (my bets have paid off!). Google has added the ability to create quizzes with grading and feedback features in Google Forms. No more messing with add-ons to do quick quizzes! It’s completely supported in Classroom, so you can now build your quizzes in Forms and assign them in Classroom. When students submit the form, it’s automatically graded and turned in. Learn how to make quizzes now (YouTube).
If you’d like to keep up with what Google is doing for Education, make sure to follow the Google for Education blog.
Let me know @sedcclint on Twitter, or leave a comment below, if you have tried either of these new tools and how they are (or will be) helping you in your Google-ified classroom. I’ve been using both of these tools today, and they are terrific!
I’ve shared these amazing features of Google Docs with numerous teachers in trainings I’ve done for Google Drive & Docs, and have also made a rather large detour in my Google Classroom trainings to share these tools, but I had never recorded them to post here. I made my screen recording back in November, and posted it to YouTube, but I neglected to share it here, until now.