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.
Design Your Digital Classroom, Illinois Computing Educators Conf
ICE Workshop: W-08
February 26, 2014
This hands-on workshop will focus on using free and user friendly digital tools and iPad apps to create an engaging and collaborative student driven learning environment that uses technology to support all learners and their unique learning styles. The Common Core, Internet safety and management strategies to maximize instructional time will be addressed throughout the day as we explore a wide variety of digital tools and their practical uses while focusing on the 4 C's; creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Hot topics include Multimedia Mania, 21st Century Research and Using Google Docs to Construct Knowledge. Participants will walk away with a digital toolkit and resources for use right away in the classroom.
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
Digital Differentiation, Illinois Computing Educators Conference
ICE Full Day Hands-On Workshop T-112
February 25, 2014
Are you looking for ways to address the diverse needs of all students in your classroom? Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers design and facilitate learning experiences that provide students with flexible learning paths to help all students succeed. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. This session will explore pedagogy, free digital tools, and resources to design learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation
On Saturday, November 16th, Simple K12 will be hosting a full day of free webinars on Google Tools for Teachers. I'm excited to be presenting webinars at 2:00 and 3:00 PM EST and I'm looking forward to learning from a talented lineup of SK12 presenters!
I just finished putting the finishing touches on the presentation for a webinar I'm hosting on Tuesday of this week, SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Successful Tech Integration. This free webinar is sponsored by Infinitec and registration is open to all. Assembling the resources has caused me to dig deep into my toolkit to examine ways the tools I frequently go to can be used effectively to align with each level of the SAMR model. I have been evaluating the usefulness of my favorite tools and reflecting.