Google Apps in the Collaborative Classroom

Google Apps in the Collaborative Classroom (OEDT 5088)
This week long experience, planned and designed by Maine 207’s team of Google Certified Apps Trainers will first prepare you to use the core suite of Google Apps for Education, which includes Google Documents, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Chat, Groups and Video. As teachers are learning the tools there will be hands-on opportunities for modifying existing lessons to become more collaborative using Google Apps. Teachers will also be given the opportunity to model authentic student activities by building a portfolio of work using Google Sites.

Courses are 4 full days from 8:30am - 3:30pm and the final day is from 8:30-11:30am. Lunch is provided on the full day sessions.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to learn more about how to use Google Apps in the classroom at any grade level or subject area. Attendees will be given ample time to work with these tools to modify or design their own lessons. This will be a hands-on collaborative experience where you will work with the tools yourself and learn from others as well. Everyone from beginners to experts in Google Apps will benefit from this experience.

What is the Cost? 
Out of District: $399 per person which includes 4½ days of training, lunches, and access to training materials.
In District: FREE (
in district employee deposit of $100 to secure your seat, refunded after course completion)

Does this course carry graduate credit hours?
Optional Aurora University credits: 2 credit hours ($100/hr or total of $200, check payable to Aurora University and due on first day of class for 
Aurora Course: OEDT 5088)

Summer 2012 Sessions:

July 16th-20th
July 23rd-27th
August 6th-10th

2 credit hours for $200
Aurora Course:     OEDT 5088


What Hands-on Activities and Topics will be Involved?
Day

Topics and Hands-on Activities

1

  • Introduction to Google Apps for Education (Presentation)
  • Class Introductions (Collaborative Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Docs: Documents Basics (Presentation)
  • Use Google Documents to modify a lesson or classroom practice (Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Sites (Presentation)
  • Create an online portfolio layout using Google Sites (Activity)
  • Students share artifacts (Student led presentations)
  • Time to work on lessons or portfolios with instructor assistance (Activity)

2

  • Introduction to Google Docs: Forms (Presentation)
  • Use Google Forms to modify a lesson or classroom practice (Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Spreadsheets (Presentation)
  • Modify and display data gathered in a form using Google Spreadsheets (Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Groups (Presentation)
  • Modify a lesson or classroom practice to integrate the use of Groups (Activity)
  • Students share artifacts (Student led presentations)
  • Time to work on lessons and/or continue to build portfolios (Activity)

3

  • Advanced Google Docs and Document management (Presentation)
  • Use Google Docs to modify a lesson or classroom practice (Activity)
  • Introduction to Gmail (Presentation)
  • Modify a lesson or classroom practice to integrate the use of Gmail (Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Calendar (Presentation)
  • Modify a lesson or classroom practice to integrate the use of Calendar (Activity)
  • Advanced Google Sites (Presentation)
  • Time to work on lessons and/or continue to build portfolios (Activity)
  • Students share artifacts (Student led presentations)

4

  • Introduction to Google Presentation and Drawings (Presentation)
  • Modify a lesson or classroom practice to integrate the use of Presentations and Drawings (Activity)
  • Advanced Google Spreadsheets and Forms (Presentation)
  • Use Google Forms or Spreadsheets to modify a lesson or classroom practice (Activity)
  • Introduction to Google Video (Presentation)
  • Use Google Video to modify a lesson or classroom practice (Activity)
  • Students share artifacts (Student led presentations)
  • Time to work on lessons and/or continue to build portfolios (Activity)

5

  • Advanced techniques for integrating apps to work with each other (Presentation)
  • Time to work on lessons and/or continue to build portfolios (Activity)
  • Students share artifacts (Student led presentations)
  • Time to work on lessons and/or continue to build portfolios (Activity)
  • Students submit lesson plan to Google K-12 repository
  • Students share final completed portfolios


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Barbara Dill-Varga,
Apr 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
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