Opening Keynote – 12-12:30
Leading Students In a Google World.
Google Apps across the curriculum – 12:30- 3:30
This time is dedicated to learning about creative uses for Google Apps for Education.
1. Using Google Documents to support close-reading activities.
2. Using Google Documents to support collaborative brainstorming activities.
3. Using Google Slides to organize research and presentations.
4. Using Google Forms to collect, organize, and analyze information.
5. Google Search strategies students and teachers often overlook.
Google Documents Activities
Challenge Activity #1
1. Sign into your Google Account.
2. Click this link and follow the directions.
Challenge Activity #2
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 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.
8. Put the link to your document in this form.
Challenge Activity #3 – Group Research
1. Work with the same group as in Activity #2.
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.
5. Put the link to your document in this form.
Google Slides Activities
Challenge Activity #1 – Presentation Planning
1. Work with the same group that created the group research document in the previous activity.
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 team 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. Text size must be at least twice the size of average of the group members’ ages.
6. All images should be hyperlinked.
7. Insert at least one video clip.
8. Fill in the speakers’ notes.
9. Share presentation with Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Publish your presentation and put the URL in this form.
Google Forms Activities
Google Search Activities
Search Activity #1
1. Perform a basic Google Search then open the “advanced” menu.
2. Refine your search by reading level.
3. Refine your search by location.
4. Refine your search by publication date.
5. Open the Advanced Search menu then refine your search by excluding words from your search.
6. In the Advanced Search menu refine your search to just results from a domain such as “.edu”
7. In the Advanced Search menu refine your search to a file type.
8. In the Advanced Search menu refine your search by using a country code such as “.ca” Then compare results coming from different countries.
9. Refine your search by usage rights.
10. Try one of the Google A Day Challenges by clicking here.
Search Activity #2
1. Locate three public domain or Creative Commons licensed pictures to use as search prompts. If you have pictures of your own that you want to use, that’s okay too.
2. In Google Slides create a list of questions that your students might ask about the image. Put one question on each slide.
3. Arrange the slides in order of difficulty. On each slide give a search hint in the speaker notes.
4. Publish your search challenge activity and share the link in this form.
Search Challenge #3
1. Create your own search engine using Google Custom Search. google.com/cse
2. Use Goo.gl to create a shortened URL and a QR code for your search engine.
3. Put the link to your search engine in this form.
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