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
- Get Signed into my Google Classroom – Access Google Classroom here
- Google Apps Scavenger Hunt
- You may want to review the Google for Eduction Blog later on
- Google Cast for Education in YOUR Classroom
- Mastering Gmail and Google Search
- Have a lot of “Bacon?” Try Unroll.me
- What Else Besides Gmail? Rundown of:
- Google Sites
- 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 YouTube Live Streaming. Don’t have your own YouTube Channel? Here’s how to set it up. You can also take a look at Jing and SnagIt.
- 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. Use Screencastify or Screencast-O-Matic to record a tour of your Classroom.
- Google Docs: Media Research Assignment
- Optional 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 a creative Chrome App or any other G Suite tool that we have learned about in our class. Please include in your plan a student-created project or activity, aligned to a core area of yours, aimed at DOK level 3 or 4. You can submit a Google Doc, a video, or any artifact that illustrates and demonstrates to me how you will use these tools with your students in your classroom.