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Thank you so much for joining me for one (or more) of my sessions at the 2016 URSA Conference. All of the presentation information, links and resources for my sessions are linked from this page (and from the URSA tab above). If you have any questions or comments during or after the conference, you can connect with me @sedcclint on Twitter or on my Facebook Page. Use the #ursa16 hashtag on Twitter to join the Conference conversation.

Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14
  • 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
Friday, July 15

 

Jul 112016
 

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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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Mar 152016
 

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Google Docs & Drive provide classrooms with an amazing tool for productivity and basic word processing and presentations, but what if you want your students to dig deeper and be more creative? If it’s “Just a Chromebook,” what sorts of projects and products can your students create with web-based apps? Surprisingly, quite a bit.

In the presentation below, we’ll look at some advantages that Google Docs/Drive has over Microsoft Office, and also see some great alternatives to the Adobe Creative Apps out there. I’ve aligned all of these apps to the 4 different Depth of Knowledge levels out there for student work and projects. You can get the links to all of the apps here, and how best to install them.

Mar 302015
 

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OnTrack Section #: 73153, Course #: 59500

It’s great to be in Washington County with you all today! Here’s what we’ll cover:

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:

Platform: Killer Feature:
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
Feb 242015
 

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Gmail Tips – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Here are the links that were included in the presentation:

Jan 302015
 

While doing a little research this morning, I stumbled upon this great site that I had not encountered before:

https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/

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.

Happy Google-ing!