Google Apps for Education can support a widely
integrated approach to learning in the 21st Century.
Google Apps for Edu - all the apps combined with sites are a great way to integrate a variety of 21st century projects and showcase grade level, course competencies or project based learning. This is an ideal way for students and teachers to fully utilize the GAFE Suite while exposing students to rich 21st Century online learning.
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With a focus on the actual implementation and management, learn how to implement and facilitate an online project or course using all core applications in Google Apps for Edu. Templates, examples, and many resources are shared!
Planning & Preparing
#1 Define your purpose. Is this a project, course competencies, each unit in a course?
#2 Details - How will each assignment be submitted? Will students submit to the portfolio first or last? Assignment Collector?
#3 What will be included? How many assignments, what type of assignments? Is a term or year long project? Schedule?
#4 Develop an 'exemplar' w/ content so your students know where they are going (and you do as well!)
#5 Create Online Instructions - Site with instructions, assignments, rubrics, how to videos, examples
#6 Use Google Classroom to Collect and Give Feedback (and Grades) on Assignments.
Tips for Success
#1 Students need to make their assignments "public" or "anyone with the link" or shared with you so they can be viewed.
#2 Have students create and share assignments when they get started rather than finished so assess (formative).
#3 Create a portfolio and an assignment collectors (forms) so
a. You have easy access to the 'portfolio'
b. You have easy access to each individual assignment
#3 Create a You Tube Playlist to quick post instructions. Then you can link the playlist from the Instructions page.
#4 Enable comments on the template so you can leave feedback on the page when you review it.
Project Adopt A Country Specific
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the ways that the Google Apps (all the apps) AND SITES can be used to create "project portfolios" not as a product but a way to engage and teach 21st century skills. Google sites are easy to create, share, and customize and can accommodate a variety of purposes. Using sites in your course or classroom can help students become more engaged and interested in their learning while helping them build a showcase of their success. You will leave with the information and resources to implement these online projects in your own school.
Outcomes: Leverage use of the cloud with Google Apps and Web 2.0 tools to "Demonstrate Understanding" and incorporate them into a course portfolio, topic portfolio, or other "project based" portfolio.