- 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.
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.
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
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.