Integrating Google in the Classroom
Being 1:1 Chromebooks has changed the way I teach
The basic structure of my class:
- Students took notes from slideshow presentations, textbook readings and teacher lectures
- Homework was worksheets and readings.
- Students maintained notebooks, created labeled and colored maps, took tests or quizzes and projects were slideshow presentations or posters.
Transitioning to 1:1
- Computer Labs
- Projectors and Smartboards
- Laptop Carts shared with other classrooms
All of these previous options had several issues such as a lack of student training in order to effectively use the hardware, connectivity and slow loading along with limited availability. All these issues lead to frustrated teachers and students and eventually I stopped planning to use technology in my lessons.
We are now 1:1 Chromebooks
Teachers MUST model technology usage for students.
Teach your students to email with you. I share many grades with students through email, as well as ask them questions about missing or incomplete assignments. By modeling this for them, my students feel comfortable to email me with their questions.
Similar to Skype, allows students to share screens, documents and video calling to work on projects from different locations. Allows for collaboration outside of school.
My class website: used to share assignment dates, study resources and links for further learning
Learning using Web-based Applications
Create a Google Form quiz for your students to take, student answers are collected in a Google Sheet, then activate Flubaroo. Flubaroo will automatically grade quizzes and email student scores immediately. Also has a grade-by-hand feature for short answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06W3H_iDho
Goobric and Doctopus
Allows teachers to collect documents turned in on Google Classroom and add a rubric to the assignment. Student work and graded are organized in a Google Sheet. Once assignments have been graded, the rubric is emailed to students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0NXeDKPyls
A Google Document add-on, that allows a teacher to add an assignment rubric to a document before students complete it. Then easily grade using the rubric once students turn the document in on Google Classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KtzCnvqPYs
Goobric and Doctopus
Producing using web-based Applications
Educational Technology Integrator Leader
York College of Pennsylvania
University of Scranton