Google Education Tools in the Classroom
Create an Account
Create an account. Make sure you keep track of your username and password and which email account you signed up with. Click Here.
If you already have GMAIL account you already have access to GOOGLE DOCS. Just use that same account.
Nets-T and Standards
NETS-T: (National Education Technology Standards-Teachers)
- 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
- Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
- Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
- Standard #7 The educator plans effective instruction based upon the knowledge of all students, community, subject matter, curriculum outcomes, and current methods of teaching reading.
- Standard #8 The educator understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continual intellectual, social, and other aspects of personal development of all learners.
Google Forms and MORE
Schools are using Google Apps for Education Why, because of collaboration features, it is free and easy and a host of other reasons, Check out the Benefits, Click Here.
In fact the state of Oregan has cut off money for MS Office in their schools and requires them to use the Google Apps for Education. And the
trend is growing, even in our back yard.
I know you have done and will do many more projects in groups or on a team. Google Apps/DOCS will be extremely useful and of course, we will give that a try in the assignment.
First you will need an account and a little background.
An overview of Google Docs read through the overview!
1. If you a gmail account you can login to Google docs with that account. If you do not have a gmail account you have a couple of options. https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount?service=wise
2. You will do this in teams, I know you hate teams, but it is the only way to understand how the collaborative feature works. Plus, you will discover how it could make your life working in teams or groups in other classes much easier.
3. You will use the Google docs (word processing) part for planning, and the presentation piece for putting together a presentation to go with your lesson, and lastly, the forms piece for creating an assessment.
What are you & your partner creating......
A few resources to explore:
You may not copy an existing lesson, but hopefully you now have an idea.
- Find a partner, to do that go to the website URLS spreadsheet and choose a partner. There is a column to add your name beside your partner. Make sure both partners add their names beside each other. I suggest connecting with someone in your content area or grade level. Shoot them an email, you can find their email on the Tech & Me spreadsheet. As soon a soon as you have confirmation, add your name beside your partner and make sure you partner does the same.
- Only partners for this assignment (2 people).
- Begin by creating a Google Doc and invite your partner to collaborate. From this point on everything will happen on your Google planning document, your google Lesson Plan document, your google presentation and your google form assessment.
- You and your partner will collaborate to create a lesson, and a presentation you could/would use in the lesson with your students and the assessment for that lesson.
- Your lesson plan must include technology integration and involve the students using technology. What will they create? But the actual topic of the Lesson is totally you and your partner's choice.
- Use the Google doc to collaborate, plan and share all the resources you find for your lesson and that you may be using in the lesson.
- Create the actual lesson plan in the Google Doc too. Lesson plan format is flexible, if you have completed or are currently taking Block 1 or A, use a format you learned there.
- You and your partner should create a presentation that could/would be used in class for the lesson.
- Create an assessment for the students to take after you have taught the lesson. Use Google Forms for the assessment.
- Be VERY SPECIFIC!! Include all the details.
- Add a little information/introduction about your lesson to your Website. Include links to each piece (planning document, lesson pan document, presentation & the assessment form). Don't forget to include images and live links in your website post.
- Title: Google Docs for Lessons, Presentations and Assessment
- Make sure your links to your lesson plan, presentation, assessment and planning document work. Your classmates in this class will review materials and take your assessment as a practice. Creating the assessment is one thing, but seeing how the results come in is another as well as an important part of learning Google Apps for Education.
Resource, Help and Tutorials
- 37 Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom
- 80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom