NCCE Google Summit Workshop outline
Introductions & Opening activity
- Mission Impossible theme: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find creative ways to use Google tools in the Research Process. Be creative and think outside the box. Good luck!
- Hand out mission envelope to each small group
- During the presentation, brainstorm various ways you could use Google Tools during each aspect of the research process.
- Access a copy of the ideas from the presentation on a Google Document
- Access a PDF of the Slide Presentation -- OK to make a copy for your own personal use.
Demonstrations during the session:
- Demonstration of how Google Keep could be used for notetaking and then be available when writing in Docs. Go to Tools / Keep notepad to view your Google Keep notes in the side panel.
- Using Google Drawings as graphic organizers. Gives users a blank canvas where they can add text, shapes, lines, etc. When done, they can save their work as image files or PDF files and can add those images to documents, slides and spreadsheets
- Accessing, evaluating and using sources from OSLIS and Google Search & Search Education Search Lessons
- Using Chrome Browser & "Save to Drive" to organize sources
- Google Form Digital Notecards: Using evidence from sources to fill out Google Form, and sorting results in Spreadsheet. Copy of the same form on Google Docs Template Gallery
- How to use Ctrl+F / Command + F to search for keywords in a long piece of text on Database, Docs, website or Google News.
- How to force a copy of a Google Document for students -- great for making "Double Entry Journal" templates.
- Google Docs: Writing draft; Inserting comments for feedback and assessment or use a “Comment Bank”
- Explore how to use the Explore Tool within Google Docs to search the Internet right from your document.
- EasyBib Add-on: Inserting citations to identify sources or use OSLIS citation maker
- Helpful Chrome extensions:
Closing activity - 10 min
- Questions and extensions
- Triangle - (Write down 3 important ideas from Presentation) - Square (write down anything that “squares” with your thinking or anything you agree with) - Circle (write down anything that is still “circling” in your head or questions that you have)