Google Drive: Basics & Beyond

Monday, June 8, 2015 -- 8:00 - 3:20

Our Mastery Objective

Morning participants will demonstrate their understanding of basic Google Drive features by creating a professional artifacts folder and playing with Slides and Forms.

Afternoon participants will demonstrate their understanding of more advanced Google features by participating in a Google Hangout and exploring the use of HyperDocs.
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8:00 - 8:15 -- Getting Started

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Take your breaks as needed!
  3. Connections -- Gmail contact group & Google+
Task 1: Log in to your Google account with your SCHOOL GMAIL address and password: lastname_firstname@443mail.org. If you have troubles with your password, talk to Jayne or Kara!
Task 2: Create a Contact Group in your school Gmail for today's workshop!

Before starting with Step 1, check either your DISTRICT EMAIL or your SCHOOL GMAIL for an email that contains THIS SMORE FLYER & a CSV FILE you'll need to create a gmail contact group!

8:15 - 9:30 a.m. -- Google Drive Basics

Task 1: Create a professional artifacts folder

Google Drive is an excellent place to collect examples of your work and your students' work because you can easily share this collection with your evaluating administrator.

This type of task will also allow us to practice a variety of maneuvers in Google Drive!
Task 2: Copy a file already in Google Drive
Task 3: Upload a file from your H: drive
Task 4: Upload a picture from your iPad camera roll
Task 5: Now, add stuff to your folders!

Take some time to find good examples of the work you've done or the work students have done. Move them into your folders in Google Drive. Holler when you need help!

9:30 - 10:30 -- Google Slides

The Basics -- Google Slides is a watered-down version of Power Point, so if you've used Power Point in the past, you'll pick up Slides quite easily!

The power of Google Slides is the collaborative aspect. Many users can contribute to a single Slides presentation without you having to move or transfer anything. All you have to do is set up the presentation and choose your delivery method.

Task 1: Create a new Google Slides presentation
Task 2: Use your Slides presentation to create an Exit Ticket you might use in your classroom! Here's My Sample.
Task 3: Open the Sharing Settings so users can access your Exit Ticket
Task 4: Share your exit ticket with colleagues and collaborate on their exit tickets
  1. Make sure you've opened up the sharing on your exit ticket Slides presentation
  2. Copy the link to your presentation
  3. Open this shared Google Slides presentation and paste the link to your exit ticket on a separate slide. Include your name, your building, and your position.
  4. Explore your colleagues' exit tickets and add slides to at least 3-4, even if you have to make things up :-)

10:30 - 11:20 -- Google Forms

Google Forms are quite useful for collecting information and assessing learning because creators can deliver them to users in a myriad of ways. Users DO NOT have to have Google accounts to access the form, so creators can send the form via Facebook, a Gmail contact group, a link via email, a QR code, etc.

Responses to Google Forms are collected in a spreadsheet in Google Sheets. Both files share the same title, and both have green icons in Google Drive.

Creating a Google Form is pretty much a fill-in-the-blank exercise, so let's get started!

Task 1: Let's make a Google Form together

11:20 - 12:00 -- LUNCH

As you settle in for the afternoon session of Google Drive, please log in to your school Google account AND make sure you are set up in Google+. You can find a link to this Smore flyer in emails in both your district email and your school gmail!

If you are new to Google+, just click on your +name in the upper right of your Google Drive page. Follow the instructions to get set up in Google+. We will use Google+ later this afternoon to send a Google Form quiz and to participate in our Google Hangout.

To join the Google+ Community we'll use this afternoon, click on Home in the upper left, and then click on Communities. Use the Search Bar in the upper right of this screen to search for USD 443 Share. Follow your on-screen instructions to join this Community.

12:00 - 1:00 -- Google Forms

In this morning's Google Drive session, we explored the basics of creating and sending Google Forms. Please refer to Steps 1-6 in the 10:30 - 11:20 Google Forms portion of the morning's session as a refresher.

Task 1: Create a Google Form "quiz"

1:00 - 2:00 -- A Google Hangout

Google Hangouts allow users to participate in on-screen calls with up to 10 people. Users access Hangouts via their Google+ accounts.

Visit the USD 443 Share Community page on Google+ to access the link. Remember that only 10 people can participate at once, so only 8 folks need to get set up. The rest of us will gather around the 8 computers.

We are "hanging out" with Glenn Wiebe from Essdack, and our topic is how GAFE (Google Apps for Education) can help us increase student engagement and higher-order thinking in our classrooms.

Task 1: While the 8 participants get set up, everyone else's task is to think of 1-2 questions or discussion items we can use during the Hangout

2:00 - 3:20 -- HyperDocs

HyperDocs, a term coined by Lisa Highfill and Sarah Landis) refers to files that contain all the links and resources a user might need to complete an assignment, a project, or an entire unit.
A Simple Version of a HyperDoc

The Google Doc file Jayne and Kara used to plan a workshop day is an example of a HyperDoc because it contains the links we wanted to incorporate

A Fancier Version of a HyperDoc

This one is for 1st grade. We really like the graphic aspect of it!

All the HyperDoc Info & Resources You Could Want

Here's a link to Lisa Highfill's resource page on HyperDocs. Watch the slide show and explore the sample HyperDocs here before venturing into creating your own

Task 1: Create a HyperDoc for an assignment, project, or unit in your classroom. Holler for help anytime!
Task 2: Post the working copy of your HyperDoc in our Google+ USD 443 Share Google+ Community. Be sure you have the Sharing settings opened up!
Final Task of the Day: Please give us a bit of feedback about today's work!

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!

Jayne & Kara