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Communicating with Students
Addressing Student Cheating in Google Apps
Although technology brings many benefits, people often worry about it increasing students' options for cheating. While there is no fail safe solution, there are options to help. In this session we will look at Google tools to help teachers and tech staff prevent and detect plagiarism, cheating, and other issues, including revision history, file details, Forms features, citation tools, and more. We will also consider non-tech responses to the problem including evaluating assessments, school policies, and more.
Earn 1 clock hour
Engaging Learners
Creating Storybooks with Google Slides
In this workshop we are going to look at another alternate use for Google Slides ... having students create storybooks with Slides. Student writing does not just have to be done in a word processor, but can come to life in an online book with engaging images, colors, fonts, and more.
Earn 2 clock hours
Flexibility and Responsiveness
Digital Annotation with Read and Write for Google
Learn about this new tool that can be used for digital annotation, word prediction or voice tools.
Earn 2 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs
As educators we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session we will explore four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools will include Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app.
Earn 2 clock hours
Engaging Learners
Google Keep in the Classroom
Google Keep is a lightweight note-taking solution that can help you and your students stay organized. Learn how easy it is to get started and increase students' productivity!
Earn 1 clock hour
Engaging Learners
Google Maps
Online mapping tools, such as Google Maps, are powerful mediums for storytelling. Learn how to master these tools so that your students can interact with the larger world through maps.
Earn 4 clock hours
Engaging Learners
Teaching Math with Google Drawings
Learn fun and creative ways to address Math Common Core Standards with Google Drawings. Topics include symmetry, angles, polygons, pictographs, line plots, area, fractions, algebra and more. The content will focus mainly on elementary and middle school level math, but the ideas can be applied to other grades and subjects as well.
Earn 2 clock hours
Designing Coherent Instruction
Unleashing the Power of Google Search
Anyone can run a simple Google search, but most of us only use a tiny fraction of the power of this amazing tool! Learn how to unlock the power in Google's search tool on your way to becoming a Power Searcher. You'll learn all the tricks to narrow down your search results and find exactly what you want.
Earn 5 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Using Rubrics with Google Docs
Google provides great tools for writing projects including distributing, sharing, collaborating, reviewing, commenting, and revising. But what about grading? Rubrics are a powerful tool for teachers to provide detailed grading feedback for student work. Learn how to use three different rubric tools with Google Docs including Doctopus/Goobric, docAppender, and Orange Slice Teacher Rubric.
Earn 3 clock hours