How would you like you like to improve your students' writing skills along with their technology skills? Join me and Simple K-12 for "Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs", a free webinar on on Wednesday, June 18th at 1:00 PM EDT.
Recently I had the opportunity to work with a group of 7 year olds on a very, very short project about bears. My goal was to help these students learn to problem solve as they engaged in research and writing. I decided to use Google Docs Presentation Slides for this project.
Today, Google announced that using Google Apps for Education is going to get even easier to manage- this September, Classroom, the new learning management system developed by Google themselves will be available.
If you open a Google Docs or Spreadsheet you will find a new option in the menu bar named Add-Ons. An Add-On is a way to add functionality to Docs and Sheets through integration with 3rd party apps. It's similar to the Google Chrome Apps store.
There are many useful tools to Add-On to Google Docs to improve the efficiency of working in Google Docs. You'll find Add-Ons to help you get your own work done, and also for use in the classroom.
As I explore teaching and learning in a 1:1 iPad environment I'm excited about the potential of using Google Drive Forms as a teaching tool. Forms display well on any Internet connected device, and they are packed full of features that can be used to collect feedback, communicate, check for comprehension and best of all, teach.
I've created several successful surveys since we launched our 1:1 initiative at the end of January and I am eager to share these ideas with other educators
To organize and share the questions and examples from the Twitter Chat I used a Google Form as a model for a content delivery method that works well with learners, young and old. This Google Form is designed to introduce ideas and provide the opportunity for feedback.
If you please, you can view the questions and examples without actually responding to any of them. Click on the icon or link and you will be taken away from this blog to the Google form where all questions are optional and feedback is appreciated!
Google is “putting trivia on the map” with a new geography quiz that popped up over the holiday weekend. Dubbed Smarty Pins, the game involves dropping a pin on a location corresponding with the answer of map-oriented trivia questions as an extension of Google Maps.
I am fortunate and excited to be able to offer a variety of professional development experiences this summer to help teachers embrace change and adjust to the instructional shifts that will ultimately help our students develop the 21st Century Skills necessary for success.
ThingLink is a flexible tool for teaching and learning that can be used for a wide variety of purposes in education. At it’s most basic level, teachers and students can start with an image, define it through multimedia and pack it full of content to present knowledge and ideas. It’s a great tool for teachers at any level of tech integration because of it’s simple, flexible design.
Please explore my flexible toolkit of tools and resources created with ThingLink. Google Docs is one of the features resources. i
Sharing resources from a full day workshop designed to introduce teachers to flexible learning tools to help them build a toolkit of resources to support their tech integration journey, guided by the SAMR model. Google Docs resources are abundant here.
Explore many layers of learning and find a flexible tool to fit your teaching style and comfort level, then continue to use the tool as you strive to Teach Above the Line..
Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper.
Join me and Infinitec as we explore ways to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum by utilizing the latest Google Docs features and writing supports.
I love Google Chrome. Its simplicity, speed and performance are top notch, undoubtedly. But sometimes, being too simple is also a problem, especially for us web designers who rely heavily on Firefox addons like Web Developer.