Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides - 3 hour session
Learn best practices for using Google Apps. Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word, Google Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel and Google Slides is similar to Powerpoint. But with Docs, Sheets and Slides, you can access your files anywhere, anytime, and you can even collaborate with others on the same file at the same time. You can open Word documents with Docs, and save Docs as Word documents, you can open Excel spreadsheets with Sheets, and save Sheets as Excel spreadsheets, and you can open PowerPoint files with Slides and save Slides as PowerPoint presentations if needed.
Google Drive Basics
Learn best practices for organizing and sharing your files in Google Drive. Learn how to backup your files to Google Drive to prevent potential file loss in the event of hard drive failure.
Google Forms 1.0
Learn how to utilize Google Forms in the classroom to create polls, surveys, quizzes, exit tickets, bell ringers, logs and much more.
Google Forms 2.0 with Flubaroo
Learn how to turn google forms into an auto grading tool. Flubaroo grades assignments and assessments in under a minute. Get reporting and analysis on student performance. Quickly send scores to students.
Learn how to create a grade level or content area calendar. Create events to keep yourself organized.
Google Classroom is a blended learning platform that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. Teachers can set up classrooms, create assignments, post calendars, make announcements, etc. Learn how to help your students use Google Apps for Education to make turning in assignments easier and enable students to work on projects/assignments anywhere, anytime.
Google Chrome 101
Learn best practices for using the Chrome browser in the classroom. Learn why you should sign in. What is the Chrome web store? What are extensions?
In the know with Google
Explore various tidbits you might not know about in Google. Did you know that Google has: a Geography trivia game, Science experiments, a Mystery Animal game (useful for inferencing), a Story Speaker, Field Trips, Translate, Arts and Culture app and much more. There is also a doodling and drawing app, Voice Typing and lots of other goodies.
ClassTools on the Web
Explore various teacher/classroom tools to make your job easier, such as random name generators, sound meters, drawing pads, timers, clocks, exit tickets and more.
Formative Assessments with iPads
Learn how to use quizlet, plickers and/or GoFormative to assess your students' progress on the go. Quickly gain feedback on the lesson and how students are grasping various concepts.
Classroom Resources and Digital Tools
Explore all that Discovery Education offers - video streaming, lesson plans, student access and lots of resources. Explore all that Safari Montage offers - video streaming and resources for the classroom. Explore all that Brainpop or Brainpop Jr. has to offer - thousands of short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials covering the core subjects plus technology, health, arts and music. And explore many of the resources included in the Gale Group.
Learn how to utilize reports in DMAC to differentiate learning in your classroom. And learn how to create assessments in DMAC and in Bank One.
For Jr. High and High School teachers and Special Ed staff at Hunt. Acellus is an interactive learning system featuring online courseware. Explore the curriculum in Acellus and how you can utilize it in your classroom.
Need time to ask questions and explore any program or tool you want. We will try to answer your questions and assist any way we can. Need to know more about managing classroom iPads or utilizing your Macbook or Laptop more productively? Join us for this informal session.