Gavin enjoys sharing his experiences with technology amongst educators. Gavin has presented workshops at a variety of education and educational technology conferences. Look below for links to Gavin's training sessions.
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Music Classroom Flipping
Wouldn't it be great to never put a music student through a standard "playing test" again?? In this session, we will look at the process by which students practice and develop ensemble skills at school and test, via video, on their own time. We’ll be using Google Classroom, Padlet, Screencastify, School Video Recorder, HYPERdocs and, most importantly, Flipgrid to "flip" the standard music classroom.
In this session, we will look at the process by which students learn their LESSONS at home - and complete their HOMEWORK during their class time with their teacher’s support. We’ll be using Google Classroom, Padlet, Screencastify, School Video Recorder, HYPERdocs and some other tech tools as well.
AUTODOCS & FORM PUBLISHER - PART TWO
This session goes FURTHER with Form Publisher. We will be creating student profiles including photos. We'll develop a template for assessing student work (with photos of the work) and begin to develop beautiful looking lesson plans. Students in this session should already be able to make a simple Google Form, Manipulate a Google Sheet to make a template and understand the basics of the Google Form Publisher Add-On.
AUTOMATIC DOCUMENTS, CERTIFICATES & LESSON PLANS - OH MY! - PART ONE
In this session we’ll be using Google Forms, Docs, Sheets, Slides and an add-on called Form Publisher. We will create forms to collect specialised data (including uploaded images, video and documents) and, with the help of our add-on tool, we will publish the data into automatically generated, beautiful-looking publications. By taking the time to design a template, you’ll never have to create another certificate, newsletter, permission form, lesson plan, etc… ever again!
A Companion to the AutoDocs Sessions
This Padlet page has some examples of finished products, templates and Google forms that can be used with the Form Publisher Add-On
Do EVERYTHING With Padlet - If you have used Padlet before then you already know what a fabulous tool it is for collaborative learning. But, this versatile tool is so much more. In this session we will take five minutes to create your account and build your first Padlet, then look at dozens of other ways to use Padlet in a K-12 classroom. Bring your device and come prepared to participate. We will be sharing and learning together. The sky's the limit with Padlet.
Google Classroom-The Beginning
This presentation is geared to the absolute beginner with Google Classroom. I will walk you through logging-in and signing up for Google Classroom, Creating your first electronic classroom, adding students to your classroom and sending announcements/assignments to your students through this Google platform. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
Tracking Language Learning Using Fluency Tutor - Do you have trouble finding time to listen to your students read? Are you a language (or a second language) teacher looking for oral language evidence from your students? Are you looking to track a student’s oral skills over time? Fluency Tutor can help. Learn how to access Fluency Tutor, Integrate with Google Classroom and assign your own texts for students to practice reading and speaking. Suitable for all reading levels.