Tuesday Tech Tips
A little tech goes a long way!
GAFE (Google Apps for Education)
Here are 10 quick ways to implement Google Apps for Education in your classroom!
1. Use Google Forms as Exit Tickets, formative assessments, and even summative assessments! You can use Flubaroo to grade your assessments.
2. Have your students work collaboratively on a shared Google Presentation using Google Slide or write a shared story using comments for peer editing! Instead of making mass copies of a story, upload a copy to your Google Drive and share it with your students. Each student will then be able to see a copy in their own Drive.
3. Use Doctopus to save yourself time. Using the Doctopus script, you can make copies of the files and share them with your students. After you create the files, you will get a spreadsheet of links to the shared documents and then you will be able to send comments to your students as well as grades. Check out this page for more information on how to use Doctopus.
4. Use Google Sites to create a free website for your class. You can post announcements, homework, pictures, and Youtube videos.
5. Youtube can be used in the classroom to show instructional videos to your students. You can find inspirational videos to encourage or motivate, or you can find videos to scaffold instruction. Youtube will allow you to create playlists, which will make it easier for you to integrate the videos in your lessons.
Griffin-Spalding Instructional Technology Department
Jackson Road Starts with a Bang!
Jackson Road Elementary used various forms of technology to begin the new school year with introducing the four houses that represent their mission statement. Students and teachers were randomly assigned to a house. Each house has a motto, cheer, color, and symbol.
Fifth grader, Christian Bostic, being sorted into the Red House (Mentis) during Jackson Road's Opening Day. Students can earn points for their houses as part of PBIS.
Jackson Road introducing the Black House - Valens. This house represents the wellness portion of their Mission Statement.