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Paperless Classroom? ePortfolios? Easily Accomplish Both with Google Docs! » Clint's Tech Integration Resources
Permalink: UEN Faculty Lounge PPT or PDF versions Google facilitated the Education On Air Conference, a virtual conference for educators focused on and around Google Apps for Education, featuring their master teachers. I sat in on a few sessions – Managing Digital Portfolios w/ Google Tools from Kern Kelley, and The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs from Eric Curts. I have a few teachers that have gone down this road of using Google Docs exclusively for student work, and their Docs/Drive inboxes have exploded with student work – and has been a struggle for them to manage. This session will assume that you are familiar with using Google Docs. Here’s the bullet points for success, and then I’ll explain each in detail below: With this workflow in place, it’s fast and seamless for students to turn in their work, and for teachers to manage and grade the mountain of student work. Digitize Student Work Student Folders TeacherFolders Assignment Hand-In Form Assignment link/URL?

One Stop Resource for Google Docs If you’re a Google Docs user, curious about Google Docs, work with Google Docs with students, and especially if you’re looking for help understanding all of the features of Google Docs, then you’ve got to bookmark MaryFran’s Google Docs Tutorials. Created as a Google Site (of course), this is a huge collection of resources, tutorials, videos, … all devoted to helping the visitor understand the ins and outs of working with Google Docs. That’s really the best description I can think of to describe this site. Navigation and use is as simple and powerful as Google Docs itself. Just select a topic of interest from the left side navigation menu and read on. Google Docs users – make sure that you bookmark this resource. Powered by Qumana Like this: Like Loading... Related OTR Links 12/16/2011 Main Page - Math Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. In "Links" OTR Links 04/09/2012 OTR Links for 07/10/2011 In "Computers"

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance. One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. I have curated for you some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface. This is how o install any of the apps below into your Google drive : Head over to your Google Drive, click on create, then click on " connect more apps", then type in its name in the search pane and click on " connect " 1- WeVideo 2- PicMonkey 4- Lucid Chart

All Categories Coming to you from the wonderful Nova Scotian city, Halifax (Canada), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding the blog website or the published content , please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educatorstechnology.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: discourse analysis, language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, new (emerging) literacies, critical pedagogy, and educational technology. Here is how to cite any of our blog posts in APA style : Kharbach, M. Example:

Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail. For additional ideas on how to use this tool outside of the classroom, see Timeline in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades 11 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Blast from the Past with Nuclear Chemistry Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing Graphic Map Plot Diagram Timeline

Teacher's Guide on The Use of Google Sites in The Classroom Google Sites is a great tool for creating webpages . "It is in fact a wiki, blog,portfolio, all rolled into one easy to use package". Google Sites brings together all of the other great Google services in that it allows users to embed Google Docs, Calendar, YouTube, Picasa albums, and much more. Why use Google Sites in The Classroom ? Here are some of the pertinent reasons why you should consider using Google sites with your students : 1- Using Google Site to Create A Classroom Website 2- How to Create A Class Calendar 3- Webinar on Google Sites for your Classroom Examples of great Google Sites from schools and educators 1- A Study of Politics for the digital generation At this site you’ll find links and lessons to help your students participate and learn about American political elections with online tools from Google. 2- World History An example how a teacher uses a Google Site with his history class. 3- Gone Google A website with listings of lesson ideas that incorporate Google tools.

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning Making learning interactive has always been difficult for educators. Students rarely want to collaborate and get involved in discussions, because most of them are afraid of making mistakes and saying something wrong. Luckily for all of us, the emergence of technology used in classrooms has made educators able of making the learning process interactive. Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students. The goal of project-based learning is to enable your students to put the things they have learned into practice and develop valuable skills through the project development. By implementing the usage of digital tools into the classroom, the students will get engaged and interested into each other’s opinions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Thumbnail image via 123rf.com

101 Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks Looking for the ultimate tips for Google searching? You've just found the only guide to Google you need. Let's get started: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23, In fact, you can combine any Boolean search operators, as long as your syntax is correct. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. Popplet Using Google Classroom to Differentiate Assignments Creative Commons License by Eric Rice via Flickr What is nice about a digital environment is the ability to differentiate. Google Classroom allows you to build a set of resources for a single assignment. This makes it possible to offer students choices as to how they access the information or how the student would like to address the assignment. Rather than focusing on the directions for an assignment, instead focus on what the learning outcomes are suppose to be. What learning do you want students to demonstrate. I always like to include a “choose your own adventure” option. Consider Your Learners As the teacher you have a good idea of the differing needs of the students in your class. When adding resources to the assignment in Google Classroom try to provide different types. Just Above Their Ability Level Games teach us that to motivate a player you want to give them a challenge that is just above their ability level but within their reach. Leveling Privacy A Conversation Like this:

Technology in the Classroom: A Look at Google Classroom Google has already made a large impact on education with its Google Apps for Education (GAFE), which includes Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Calendars, and a diverse array of other apps easily utilized by schools. Now Google is introducing Google Classroom, a technology in the classroom app designed to provide a single dashboard to unify instructors’ use of other Google apps. Google has announced that as of this week, all GAFE teachers will have immediate access to the Google Classroom. Google Classroom’s purpose is to facilitate paperless communication between teachers and students and streamline educational workflow. One of the best features is that Classroom is fully integrated with all other Google apps, so students and teachers can share information with one another instantaneously instead of having to hop through various hurdles to submit work. 10 reasons why your classroom isn’t running like a well-oiled machine, and... Our exciting summer break learning ideas.

7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets Yesterday the Google Drive team announced one of the biggest updates to Docs and Sheets that we’ve seen in a long time. The new Add-ons feature for Docs and Sheets makes it really easy to bring some advanced functionality, or just some missing features, to your most important Drive files. With this new Add-ons feature comes a brand new marketplace with dozens of options to choose from. 1. Before Add-ons were introduced, creating a mail-merge required some knowledge of apps script as well as a lot of patience when putting together all the materials. 2. Collaboration is already one of the most powerful tools in Google Docs, but asking for (or receiving) approval for changes can really only be addressed with a workaround by using comments. 3. Students (and teachers, for that matter) finally have a much easier way to cite their sources directly inside of Google Docs with the Bibliography Creator from EasyBib. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Google Classroom: Viewing Rights One issue with using Google Docs with students is remembering to set the viewing rights on a document. How many times have you linked students to a file in Google Docs only to hear a sea of voices exclaiming “We do not have permission!” When you create a Google document the default viewing permissions are private. You have to click on the blue share button to change the sharing permissions. Something that is easily overlooked. Google Classroom solves this problem by allowing the teacher to link to Google Docs from their school Google Drive account. Additionally you can set the Google documents you share with students to be “Students can edit file” or “Make a copy for each student.” No matter the sharing options you choose in Google Classroom you can be assured that the students will have access to the document so long as they are signed in with their school Google Apps account. For more information about Google Classroom see: Like this: Like Loading...

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