Google Certification Day Four

Today’s Agenda:

10:00-10:15 – Quick review, sharing
10:15-11:45 – Independent work towards goals
11:45-12:15 – Lunch and Sharing – How do we/will we use these tools?
12:15-1:45 – Independent work
12:45-1:00 – Next steps

EdCamp Athens – Saturday, April 30 North Oconee High School 8:00-2:15

Georgia Google Educators Group

Helpful resources for every session :
First meeting’s blog post
Google Training Center
Your personal pacing calendar

 

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Google Certification Day Three

Today’s Agenda:

10:00-10:15 – Quick review, sharing
10:15-11:45 – Independent work towards goals
11:45-12:15 – Lunch and Sharing – How do we/will we use these tools?
12:15-1:00 – Independent work or small group session (your choice)
12:15-12:30: Small Group: Ideas for using Google Documents, Quick tips for using Google Docs
12:30-12:45: Small Group: Ideas for using Google Add-ons, Managing Add-ons, Selection of Google Add-Ons, Searchable database of Add-ons and Extensions

Helpful resources for every session :
First meeting’s blog post
Google Training Center
Your personal pacing calendar

Our final meeting: Wednesday, April 13 10:00-1:00 rm 412 Aderhold
Tentative Agenda:
10:00-10:15 – Quick review, sharing
10:15-11:45 – Independent work towards goals
11:45-12:15 – Lunch and Sharing – What do we still want to know?
12:15-1:00 – Independent work or small group session (your choice)
12:15-12:30: Small Group: Ideas for ????
12:30-12:45: Small Group: Ideas for ????
12:45-1:00: Wrap up

ITT Academy – Google Certification Day Two

Today’s Agenda:

10:00-10:15 – Quick review, sharing
10:15-11:45 – Independent work towards goals
11:45-12:15 – Lunch and Sharing – How do we/will we use these tools?
12:15-1:00 – Independent work or small group session (your choice)
12:15-12:30: Ideas for using Google Slides: collaborative example (the idea came from here), information collection example, unusual uses
12:30-12:45: Ideas for using Google Forms: reusing forms from previous semesters, sign-in sheets and weekly feedback,  things you didn’t know Google Forms could do.

Helpful resources for every session :
Last meeting’s blog post
Google Training Center
Your personal pacing calendar

New resources for our group:

Alice Keeler – multiple resources related to Google Tools (also on Twitter: @alicekeeler)

How I’d like to get paid for the academy (due Friday, March 4 at 5 pm)

Our next meeting: Wednesday, March 30 10:00-1:00 rm 412 Aderhold
Tentative Agenda:
10:00-10:15 – Quick review, sharing
10:15-11:45 – Independent work towards goals
11:45-12:15 – Lunch (Pizza)and Sharing – What do we still want to know?
12:15-1:00 – Independent work or small group session (your choice)
12:15-12:30: Ideas for using Google Documents
12:30-12:45: Ideas for using Google Chrome Extensions

ITT Spring 2016 Academy: Google Certification Day One

10:00-10:30 – Introductions
Although UGA is not a Google Apps for Educators (GAFE) school, many of our surrounding school systems are. Fortunately, we are still able to use many Google tools in our own professional work and in our classrooms. Using these tools can make our work lives more efficient and our students better prepared to work in local schools.  Seriously – Google Forms are life changing.

This workshop is different in that you will be working at your own pace, on goals you set for yourself. Some of you will want to work through all three levels of certification AND apply to be a Google Certified Innovator. Others might want to take this semester just to know the first level well. You DO NOT have to take any of the certification tests – that is entirely up to you. Our expectation for this course is that each of you will accomplish whatever goal you set for the workshop and you’ll share your ideas for using Google Tools with the rest of us. We also hope you’ll share how you are using these tools at the ITT Conference in October. Most importantly, we hope you’ll find tools that will be useful to you for research, teaching, and service.

Access the Google Training Center here.

10:30-11:00 – Goal Setting
We’ll take a few minutes to talk about the different levels and watch a short overview. Then, you’ll complete a quick survey (using a Google form, of course) to set up some goals. You can always change your goals later.

11:00-12:00 – Getting Started
We’ll get started on your first set of goals and see how far you can get today. You might surprise yourself. Access the Google Training Center here.

12:00-12:30 – Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Digital Learning Day. Today is Digital Learning Day – with a focus on digital equity in American schools and communities. We’ll take a break and watch a live broadcast from UNC-Greensboro about digital equity and teacher preparation. (You can see more Digital Learning Day events here.)

12:30-1:00 – Preparing for March

How far did you get? What did you learn? What will you do between now and our next meeting? Fill out your tentative  pacing calendar. You can always change it.

For next time:

We’ll meet again on Wednesday, March 2 from 10:00-1:00. Location TBA. Keep working on your February goal.

If you’d like a gentle nudge about working on your goals, text @ittacademy to 81010

If you’d like to receive texts with ideas for using Google Tools in your classroom, text @ittgoogle to 81010

 

Back to Basics

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 10.54.21 PMOne of the things I’ve learned during our workshop is that while it’s all well and good to talk pedagogy, you still have to talk about tools. It’s like talking algebra without talking about multiplication tables. You have to have a good balance of both. So, I’d like to end our workshop with some time spent on some specific tools that might be useful in K12 and higher ed classroom settings.

Tools for students

Photocircle
Send to Dropbox
Hightail
Nearpod
Explain Everything
SeeSaw
TouchBlur
Tour Builder
Shadow Puppet
A list of video tools
A list of digital exit cards

Tools for us
Pocket
Voxer
Periscope
Remind
Higher Ed hashtags
More resources from GaETC-Tony Vincent

Article: Classroom Visit Look-fors

For the remainder of today’s session, we’ll talk about progress towards workshop goals and how we can help you complete your project.

Quick notes:

The ITT Initiative will offer 2 Academies during Spring 2016. Applications for Academies will be send out mid-January.
eLC and online teaching with Nic Holt – 4 Fridays 10-1
Google Certification with Gretchen Thomas –  4 Wednesdays 10-1

What can technology integration look like?

In the spring, all student teachers will have access to a series of videos, newsletters, online resources, and email/social media support to promote technology integration in K12 classrooms. Today – we have the opportunity to steer that really big ship.

Each one of us will take one of the 5 ISTE standards for Teachers and think about what activities, teaching approaches, etc. might reflect that standard. What is it that student teachers should know and be able to do related to that standard? What practicing teachers do we know that embody one or more of these standards?

You can access the group Google doc here.

We’ll also explore two tools: Periscope and Voxer (because we have to learn at least a few new tools this semester!)

And we’ll spend our final hour working on our own projects.

Our 4th and final meeting will be held from 10:00-1:00 on November 11.

Session Two: BYOD, Flipped Classrooms, and Personal Projects

At our last meeting, we talked about the Horizon Report for Higher Ed and K12 and shared our ideas for personal interest projects. We also spent some time looking at Genius Hour and how that format might help us with some exploration of teaching and learning in our own classrooms.

Before we start on today’s topic – here’s a great resource for following educators on Twitter. We can help each other add our names to the list. Also, October is Connected Educators month. Lots of great resources here.

Today we’ll spend some time exploring BYOD and Flipped Classrooms – two terms that apply in both higher ed and K12 classrooms. What can we do and what tools are available to make the most of these two ideas?

BYOD classrooms: how do you have students incorporate their own devices into classroom activities? What types of devices do students have? What would you like students to be able to do with their devices? What are some causes for concern?

Resources:
25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

Tools to show what you know

Digital media exit cards and exit hashtags and the GoSoapBox app

Pinterest board of resources

Flipped Learning: Did you know there’s actually an official definition of flipped learning? How are you currently using this? What tools do you use? Are you using any open educational resources?

Resources: 

#flippedlearning

“My job, in the time that we’re together, student and teacher, is to teach you what you can’t Google”

The Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Flipping Their Classrooms

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

27 ways to flip the classroom

UGA CTL Resources for Flipping the Classroom

Pinterest board of resources

We’ll take a break – then have a quick report on project progress and then use the remainder of our time to work on our projects.

For next time:

  1. It looks like Wednesday, October 21 will work for everyone as our new date for our October meeting. Our final meeting will be Wednesday, November 4. Both meetings will be from 10:00-1:00 in our normal room location.
  2. At our next meeting we’ll talk about what a “technology-connected” classroom can look like in K12 and higher education. I think it’s a challenging task but who better than us to figure it out? A nice short article from Educational Leadership: Students First, Not Stuff will get us started on an interesting path.
  3. Don’t forget about the Innovation in Teaching conference on Friday, October 23.

And just one more resource:

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media