The key to meaningful tech integration is the efficient use of digital tools that provide the ability to develop student driven learning experiences that reach the Modification and Transformation level of the SAMR model. Come learn about Google-infused projects focusing on research and writing.
There is much hype around the Maker ethic in education today. This session will be a discussion around the topic of creating a Maker Movement at the classroom, school, and district levels and the implications and effects on students and teachers in the Common Core Culture.
HOW COOL IS CHROME?
The Google Chrome Browser has the flexibility and functionality to be the classroom teacher’s best friend. With dozens of built-in tools and features and countless more extensions, Chrome Browser is so much more than a simple tool for accessing web pages. In this session, you will access all kinds of tips and tricks that make Chrome come alive as a productivity tool for your classroom.
This is the tool that will make it incredibly easy go paperless in your classroom! This session will cover the basics of Google Classroom. We will cover setting up a classroom, inviting students, creating assignments, and guiding students as they, too, learn to use Classroom. The session will also highlight strengths and limitations of the platform, so that users can make educated decisions on when and when not to use it.
Reach beyond your limits and extend your possibilities with Google Chrome Extensions. Visit the Chrome web store to easily install extensions that personalize the browser and Chromebook learning environment, limit distractions, and engage learners in the subject at hand. Apply these features in your classroom as enticing extras to stimulate interest and peak curiosity.
Remember that feeling of first experiencing collaborative documents in G Suite? That same sense of freedom is also available in Google Sites! Students can gather together there and collaborate on building a website around an entire project or a site to house multiple other projects much like a portfolio for the learning experience.
GOOGLE FORMS AND AUTOCRAT FOR RELUCTANT WRITERS
A blank Google Doc can be a high hurdle for our most reluctant writers. Using Google Forms and a Google Sheets add-on called autoCrat, we can create a more inviting environment for students to generate ideas and write anything from paragraphs to essays.
GOOGLE SITES AND STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
Google Sites allows users to create websites for free. Come and see how you can use Google Sites for student portfolios at all grades. Online portfolios give students a public space to demonstrate learning, demonstrate mastery and showcase their published work. In this session you will learn the basics of creating a Google Site to build a portfolio and look at the many ways that students can create meaningful projects that showcase their learning.