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Have you used Google Apps for yourself?

Why use it for your students?

I.  Website and Resources

Cheat sheets and step by step instructions:

Writing Standards K-4.xlsx



II.  Management with a room full of devices

When you have a group of students working on digital assignments, it can be chaos! What are some steps to avoid that?


Getting Started with BYOD (https://sites.google.com/a/apps.edina.k12.mn.us/bridge-to-byod-professional-development/integrationmanagement-resources)

1. You are the teacher in the classroom: keep control of student use and when you or anyone is addressing the class, make sure devices are not in use (on the table with     screen down, knees toward me, close the lid) and remember to allow use when you need it…not just whenever 

2. Ask three before you ask me: have students support each other as you will not be able to support all devices in the room 

3. Keep your management plan in place: there should be consistent consequences in your room for any off task behavior 

4. Bring it out only when it is needed 

5. You do not need to know how to use each and every device, but you should know what it can do: students should be able to use their own device or not bring it 

6. Walk around: just like you always do as this helps with on-task behavior and support 

7. Always have a “Plan B”: sometimes tech has issues, make sure you have other ways to support the lesson or a back-up lesson 

8. Communicate appropriate use: if you are going to let students use devices when they are done with work, make sure you are clear on what they can do with devices, such as: read, work on other classwork, approved educational games and sites, educational podcasts or videos, update calendar, etc.

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IV. Google Drive and Apps

- Why do students need them?
  1. Word processor (Docs); Spreadsheet (Sheets); Presentation (Slides); Quiz/Survey (Forms); Visualizations (Drawing); Maps (My Maps)
  2. Collaborative 
  3. Revision history
  4. Templates 
  5. Research Tools in Docs

V. Chrome Store-- apps and extensions for you or your class