Google Apps for Education

Somerset Google Academy 2016

Why Google Apps for Education?

Educators who make Google Apps For Education (GAFE) an integral part of their daily classroom practices can take teaching and learning to a much higher level. It facilitates a learning and a sharing environment that students will need to be comfortable with in order to be successful in their school career as well as life after K-12. GAFE allows students to collaborate, communicate and create synchronously and asynchronously.

Somerset Google Academy 2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 8:30am to Friday, July 1st, 3:30pm

4730 Texas 1604 Loop

Von Ormy, TX

Please note, dates are June 29th and July 1st only.

Sessions Offered

Introduction to Google Drive - This session provides hands-on training on working in a cloud based environment, its advantages versus traditional classroom practices and how educators can use Google Drive in their classroom. The morning will focus on different aspects of Google Drive, how to organize for success and how to share effectively with colleagues and students. Teachers will also be guided on installing onscreen video help (Synergyse) which will assist in all areas of Google mastery.

Collaboration with Google Docs - Google Docs provides interactive tools that promote writing, collaboration, student research, equation typing, graphic organizers, and teacher commenting to name just a few. Add-Ons inside Docs provide additional functionality – like finding rhymes, creating bibliographies, making Word Clouds and more! Come to this session to learn how to effectively use Google Docs with students.

Introduction to Google Classroom - Classroom is a tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide efficient feedback and easily communicate with classes. Teachers will create assigns, polls, discussion items and learn how to personalize additional settings within Classroom. At the end of this workshop, participants will understand how to fully utilize Google classroom with their students and will have set up their classroom and begun to create assignments/resources.

Basics of Google Forms & Sheets – Google Forms allow teachers to conduct surveys, quickly collect information, administer quizzes and much more. As users complete a Google Form, data submits to a spreadsheet. In addition, data visualizations, charts and graphs are automatically created! At the end of this workshop, participants will have created a basic Google Form, learned about custom settings and installed Flubaroo (a tool which will automatically grade quizzes).

Interactivity with Google Slides – Google Slides is a presentation tool on steroids. Built into Slides is a student research tool, audience interactivity with questioning, laser pointers, collaboration opportunities, publishing to the web and much more! At the end of this session, teachers will have created a basic Slides presentation and learned how to customize and utilize the many hidden features within Slides.

Introduction to Gmail and Google Calendar – New to Gmail and Google Calendar? How can I make these tools work to improve organization of my campus, classroom and life? Come to this session to learn all the ins and outs of Gmail and Google Calendar. Best practices for campus and classroom use, sharing permissions and much more will be covered.

The Fantastic World of Chrome and Google Add-Ons – Already comfortable with Google Docs and ready to move to the next level? Are you ready to harness the power of the Chrome Web Browser in your classroom? During this session we will demo our favorite Chrome Apps and Google Add Ons. Some will be subject specific, some will be more general. By the end of this session, teachers will have discovered free new resources and customized their Chrome browser.