Learn to use built in research and reference tools available in Google Docs to redefine writing.Explore ways to incorporate peer editing and collaboration into writing instruction.Take a peek at the Google Classroom to learn how to manage digital writing assignments.Explore the use of Google Docs Add-Ons as options for adding functionality to Google Docs.Learn to help students become digitally responsible by teaching them to credit sources.
Google Docs Add-Ons are new tools created by 3rd party developers that add functionality to Google Docs. Users can access and search for Add-Ons through the menu bar in any Google Doc or Spreadsheet. There are many handy tools to Add-On to Google Docs to improve efficiency and help get work done, and there is even a section for education.
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
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