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- Google Drive
- Using Google Documents to support reading comprehension lessons.
- Using Google Documents to support writing lessons.
- Using Google Presentation to organize and present research.
- Using Google Forms to collect data.
- Using Google Spreadsheets to analyze data.
- Using Google Add-ons to improve workflow.
- Ideas for evaluating technology.
- Creating a catalog of best resources and practices.
- Technology in support of teaching the humanities.
- Technology in support of STEM.
Google Documents Activities
Activity Series 1
1. Create a new document.
2. Insert a hyperlink and an image or drawing into your document.
3. Invite two other people to collaborate on your document.
4. Use the chat or comment box to ask one of your collaborators to remove the drawing or image you inserted in step 2 above.
5. Create a section in your document to collaboratively brainstorm ideas for using Google Docs in your classroom. Have each person use add and use a different font from the font menu.
6. Publish your document to the web.
7. Use Goo.gl to generate a shortened URL and QR code. Put the QR code on your document.
Activity Series 2
1. Work with the same group as in Activity Series 1.
2. Create a new document then brainstorm and select a local history research project. The goal is to create a one page flyer about your highlights of your community.
3. Use the Google Docs research pane to insert at least three images and at least three links to articles about your topic.
4. Publish your document to the web and share it here.
Activity Series 3
Shared reading of primary source or other documents.
Google Slide Activities
1. Work with the same group that you worked with on Google Docs activity 2.
2. The goal is to plan then present a short presentation about the highlights of your research paper.
3. Each person is responsible for three slides. The whole group is responsible for the title slide and the closing slide.
4. Select a template for your presentation.
5. Each slide must have one image and no more than 5 lines of text.
6. All images should be hyperlinked.
7. Insert at least one video clip.
8. Fill in the speakers’ notes.
9. Share your presentation here.
Google Forms Activities
1. Create a new form.
2. Write at least four questions in your form. Make the first question “your name.”
3. Publish your form to the web. Share the link to your form with two people and ask them to complete the form.
4. In your Google Documents homepage open the spreadsheet that was generated by responses to your form.
5. Click “view responses” on your form. Open the Add-ons menu in your form and select Flubaroo.
6. Run Flubaroo to auto grade your multiple choice forms. Visit Flubaroo.com to watch a video on using Flubaroo.
Add-ons and Extensions for Google Apps and Chrome
Text Help – Find in Add-ons gallery
Kaizena voice comments – Find in Add-ons gallery
Finding free sites and apps
- Evaluating free sites and apps.
- Discovery, Discussion, Demonstration
- Utilizing social bookmarks.
Creating catalogs of resources.
- Padlet Mini
- Google Sites
Student & Teacher Project Examples
Aurasma / Augmented reality in science – example 1
Augmented reality in science – example 2
My Name Is Michael – A student video created with iMovie
The Black Death in 90 Seconds – A “flipped lesson” created with iMovie
Observations about these projects:
What aspects will engage students?
How can similar projects be undertaken by your students?
What are the challenges students and teachers will face in these projects?
Share your thoughts here.