The role of rote learning has decreased as students have instant access to the world’s knowledge has had a large impact on education now that the internet is so easily accessible: Technology helps cater to individual student needs with resources that can be personalized for students, teachers can offer digital feedback, and students can take ownership of their learning. Technology is a tool to support teachers in their efforts to increase student learning. Therefore, teachers must create a digital classroom as a place where teachers are facilitators of learning, a place where students use technology to collaborate and communicate in authentic ways, and as a place where students have access to online resources that they can use to solve problems. Use Google Docs so students can collaborate online and print less. Since I have access to the shared doc, I can see the entire writing process so that my feedback can be more meaningful.
G Suite for Education is a suite of tools that can help you increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all while supporting the learning objectives that you have for your students. Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and students that helps organize and streamline the classroom experience. Google Drive is like an online hard drive where you can store all your files – stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything! Other google product include:
Google Docs: documents come to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from thousands of fonts, plus add links, images, drawings, and tables
Google Sheets: spreadsheets for analyzing, visualizing, and charting data
Google Forms: quick & easy surveys to gather information
Google Slides: a presentation tool that makes it easy to tell stories
Google Drawings: Graphics and flowchart creation with shapes, text, and images
Gmail: Email, contacts, tasks, and communications
Google Calendar: Scheduling, calendars, and appointments
Google Hangouts: Live video conferencing and messaging
Google Sites: Webpage creation and publishing
Google Groups: Group communication and web forums
Chrome: Internet browsing
Google+: Online communities and social networking
YouTube: Online video hosting and sharing
Google Maps/Earth: Interactive maps and satellite imagery
Blogger: Publishing blogs
When selecting a digital tool to integrate into your class you should start with your learning objectives. Google Sheets. allows you to analyze data. Or if you wanted to create a custom logo for your blog, you could use: Google Drawings. Which is not an advantage of the Google tools? Only available offline.
Three Pillars of Digital Responsibility
Copyright and fair use
Schools are helping create safe environments by creating policies and procedures to guide student and adult behavior. These include Acceptable or Responsible Use Policy, E-safety agreements, Digital Citizenship Agreements, etc. Common Sense Media’s Acceptable Use Policies, Digital Citizenship Agreements by Andrew Churches at Edorigami, and South West Grid for Learning’s policy templates.
Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Several organizations have developed support materials and full curricula that can be used when planning instruction. Common Sense Media’s K-12 Scope and Sequence provides lesson plans, activities, assessments, InCtrl tstandards-based lessons and the South West Grid for Learning Digital Literacy and Citizenship comprehensive curriculum are just a few examples.
Fostering Positive Conversations
Digital citizenship conversations are extremely important for keeping the lines of communication open. This discussion is one thing that can help build resilience in our students. iKeepSafe.org has created a playlist of quick tips videos designed to help teachers prepare for these discussions. CyberSmart is a resource site set up by the Australian government to help students, teachers, and families be prepared to talk about topics. Common Sense Media’s family outreach program includes resources for holding a teen panel with guiding questions and strategies. Digizen.org also has resources to raise awareness and undestanding of digital citizenship for teachers, parents, and students. Cybrary Man’s Digital Citizenship Resources. Talk about leaving digital footprints with your students and how to stay safe online. Implement talks on browsing history and how to delete. Show how to use incognito browsing. Monthly how to keep safe online talks.
Create engaging Google slides you can: Include links on slides to relevant information, Use shapes and lines to direct the viewer’s attention to essential information, and Include images with captions. To engage learners with Google Slides:Use images and videos to connect main ideas for greater visual comprehension. What could you use to share an app purchased through the Google Play for Education Store with students? A Google Group email address, Individual student email addresses You can browse and filter apps by: Cost, Grade Level, and Intended Uses. How can teachers share their experience using an app from the Google Play for Education store? Write a Teacher Tip. Why would you want to hyperlink objects into your own Google Slides presentation? So students can use the Slides for review and can go to additional resources outside of the presentation, To make the presentation more graphically appealing, and For extending the learning experience for students. Which of the following G Suite apps have YouTube integration built in? Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Sites.
Which of the following are filters that can be applied to a YouTube video search? Channel and Playlist. Channels such as Khan Academy, Crash Course and Veritasium National Geographic. Which feature allows you to access all your subscriptions, playlists, and saved playlists from other users? The Guide. Which of the following are benefits of a playlist? Allows teachers to organize videos by topic allows teachers to makes notes about each video and allows teachers to share a group of videos at once. Restricted Mode filters out inappropriate content and Restricted Mode is connected to Google SafeSearch. Easier to read captions (if enabled), decreased distraction, and easier for students to see are benefits to using full screen mode when presenting a video to a classroom of students. You’ve been asking students to watch short videos for homework instead of reading the textbook. Students seem to be prepared for class, but you’re wondering how many of your students are actually watching the videos. Embed the video in a Google Form will help you to best gauge the compliance of your class by allowing you to include some comprehension questions.
You’re working on your sub plans for tomorrow and you’ve got the perfect video to kick off the class. Your second period students can be a bit juvenile, and you really don’t want to risk the fallout of the students reacting to a comment, or related video displayed alongside the lesson opener. Embed the video in a Google slide deck share the video to your substitute teacher. A colleague of yours has been collecting video links in a Google Doc to share with her students. You explain to her that she could use the playlist feature in YouTube instead. You can quickly add a video to a playlist directly from within YouTube without having to also open a Google Doc are advantages to using Playlists over a list of links in a Google Doc. Playlists continually play all of the videos in a row. Students can save your playlist to their YouTube channel. Your school is embarking on a 1:1 tablet program for grades 3-5. You can’t wait to engage students in challenging activities with these new tools, but you are also concerned about monitoring what students are accessing online. You decide to set up a meeting with your IT administrator to ensure that RESTRICTED MODE is turned on for YouTube. Some students who are reluctant to speak up in class, have found a new voice when given digital technology tools to help motivate collaboration in the classroom for all students. Collaborative learning activities can empower students, give students ownership of their learning, and allow students and teachers to become partners in learning. Using Google Docs and Google Drive for collaborative learning, gives teachers the tools to: Facilitate collaboration, and Monitor progress, Check for understanding, and provide feedback to students.
To access and review the revisions in a Google Doc: Click the File menu, then select See revision history. The revision history will color code the revisions made by each student allow a teacher to view contributions made by several students in one collaborative Google Doc? Revision history an important feature to utilize during group activities to keep students accountable, to allow the teacher to assess the work of each student individually, and to help students track their progress. Google Keep to create to-do lists shared with many people. If you want to collect group data quickly, a good choice would be: Google Forms. The reminders in Google Calendar are called Notifications. Real-time editing and commenting collaborative features of Google Docs help facilitate group work. Setting clear expectations, Aligning to the learning goals, Ensuring everyone the opportunity to participate, and Choosing the best digital tool for the job can help improve the success of a collaborative learning experience? Revision history. synchronous discussion? A Google Group web forum where students participate at various times throughout the day. Mrs. Raney, a high school teacher, has assigned her English II students a collaborative research project on American authors. Her students are very active in extracurricular activities and struggle with finding time to work together after school. Which tool would help her students collaborate outside of class? Video Hangouts, Google Docs comments, and Google Groups web forum.
Handle cyber bullies by documenting their interaction and not respond. Being safe online can be simplified to which two concepts: Respect and Protect. Student panel discussions are one way to raise awareness about cyberbullying and how to cope with it because students get to tell the stories in their own voice. A student comes to you because she’s worried she just replied to an email and signed into a site that didn’t seem legitimate. Advise her to change her password, clear her browsing history, and delete the email. P@s5uu3Rd a better password than 53psuurd. It has upper case letters, symbols, and is longer. Numbers and letters are interspersed. Compare how cyberbullying is the same as more traditional bullying in schools. Students are more used to cyberbullying is a false statement. Resilience important to develop in your students because they will eventually have a negative experience online. Connect your students with others. Hangouts can help students practice good online communication. Teachers can help shape responsible students by showing students how to create strong passwords, providing opportunities for students to practice good behavior, creating a safe environment for talking about digital citizenship topics, and integrating digital citizenship lessons in class. Building resilience helps students cope better when faced with challenges online. Image search can be used to teach good online behavior by finding pictures available online and filtering images by usage rights.
The drawbacks to using a textbook is that they can become out of date and don’t have interactive components, and Textbooks don’t have links to current events. YouTube playlists allows a teacher to put together a collection of videos on a specific topic. One benefit of augmenting a course textbook with digital resources is Increases student engagement. Students can become partners with the teacher in augmenting the textbook by building a Google Site of current events that link to the curriculum, suggesting YouTube videos that connect to the course content, and generating online flashcards or study guides with links to external content. Your learning objective is to get students to understand the concept of projection when speaking. You can find video resources from professional speakers who record and share their own public performances. When you want to provide your students with the steps for how to do an Advanced Google Search, and the Google Help Center is the best place to look first. Anyone can reply to someone’s post in the Google for Education Help Forums to provide help and guidance. When you are looking for ideas on how other educators are using Google Drive with their students, you could look on Google Search and Google for Education Help Forums. Google for Education Help Forums is a good place to share your idea with other teachers around the world.
PLN, Personal Learning Network, is when a teacher creates a PLN. Her PLN may include the following groups of people: teachers she works with in her school, educators she has met at past education conferences, members of her local Google Educator Group (GEG), and people she hasn’t met in person but follows online. To find your local Google Educator Group (GEG), you can find a list of active groups on the Google Educator Group webpage. Google Educator Groups are only open to teachers that have passed the Google for Education Level 1 Exam is false!
Google for Education Certified Trainers provide professional development and training services on Google for Education tools. Trainers meet rigorous qualification standards, and are carefully vetted and authorized by Google. Certified Trainers are demonstrated advocates of Google tools who have, A strong history of Google training in schools, Engaging public speaking skills, The ability to create informative learning materials; and, and enthusiasm and passion for the role of technology in education.
Google for Education Certified Innovators are outstanding educators committed to the innovative use of technology to transform classrooms. Certified Innovators inspire other educators towards creative changes in classroom practice. They have a passion for using innovative technologies and approaches to improve teaching and learning. They will serve as creative leaders who understand opportunities and challenges, and have a desire to help empower others in their local community and beyond. Finally, they will serve as ambassadors for change who model high expectations, lifelong learning, collaboration, equity, and innovation. Certified innovators include classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology advocates, librarians, administrators, and professional trainers. You would choose to connect with a Certified Innovator, rather than a Certified Trainer, when you need support related to integrating Google tools into your curriculum in new and creative ways. Google Search, Google Help Center, and Google for Education Help Forums are online resources could you use when you want to search for how to do something with a Google tool.
If you want to contribute your expertise to a community of educators doing similar tasks as you use Google for Education Help Forums and Google Educator Groups. Join a Google Educator Group to connect with other educators using Google tools with students, to plan social events for people to share how they use Google tools for learning, To get new ideas from other educators in your area, and to share the amazing things happening in your classroom with other educators. Google for Education Certified Trainers and Google for Education Certified Innovators refers to individuals who are changing technology. By joining a Google Educator Group, you automatically create our own Personal Learning Network. You can add content to Google Drive by dragging and dropping files from your computer directly into your Google Drive.
You can share and/or color code folders in your and upload Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel documents, most movie files, most photo files, and PDFs. Google Drive is accessible anywhere in the world. Even if you don’t have an internet connection, all you need is a Google account to access your information from the cloud. When sharing a Google document, you can enable others to edit, view, and comment. The key benefits of using the Google Docs suite are only one version of a document, meaning you never have to compile different revisions from group members. You can easily share documents using a URL instead of attaching a document to an email. If you have a file saved on your desktop, upload the document from your desktop to Google Drive and use the built-in feature to automatically convert it to a Google Doc. The Summary of Responses option allows you to create custom charts from the collected forms data.- False. Options for questions in Google Forms include: Objective Questions, Subjective Questions, Images, and YouTube Videos.
When you click Send Form on a Google Form, the options for sharing are an auto-generated public URL, Posting directly to social media channels, an auto-generated goo.gl URL, and inviting only specific people to view your form. The destination options for storing and viewing responses to Google Forms is to store in a new spreadsheet and store in an existing spreadsheet. Classroom teachers have a lot of files saved on their own computer and are unsure about Google Drive. Drive features such as Microsoft Office files can be uploaded and edited in Drive, resource documents saved as PDFs can be saved in Drive, and images and video files can be stored and shared in Drive. You are preparing for an after school session with teachers to train them on Google Docs. You’ve created a great ‘Getting Going Guide’ that you want them to have and keep for reference. Set the sharing setting for anyone with the link can view. Students are going to be working on a project together. The blue “Share” button is how you can add collaborators to a Google Doc. Under the File menu > “Share.” Have people fill out a Google Form rather than simply sharing a Google Doc to collect responses because there’s the option to use a number of different question formats (like multiple choice, true/false, scales, etc.) with Google Forms. You do not need a Google account to fill out a Google Form, but you do to edit a Google Doc. All Form responses are saved in a Google Sheet and the results are easier to see.
You can search Gmail using the following criteria: Sender, Subject, Content, and Attachment. When creating a filter in Gmail, one action you can apply to incoming messages is to attach a label. A benefit to using labels in Gmail is: You can apply more than one to any message. You can search messages by label and you can color code labels to find messages more efficiently. Which title below is one of the section titles given in a ‘priority inbox.’ Starred. The benefits to using Hangouts with your students are Students are able to find answers from other students before relying on the teacher for an answer, Students receive real-time feedback even when they are away from the classroom, You can monitor the conversations of many groups from your one device, and You can share announcements and important information with your students even after they have left the classroom. The mobile Hangouts app gives you the opportunity to mute conversations so that you are not constantly receiving notifications. Hangouts can be accessed in all of the following ways EXCEPT Gmail, Google+, and Chrome extension. When you delete a Hangouts conversation in your Hangouts list, the conversation is still visible for any other person involved in the conversation until they also delete the conversation from their Hangouts list.
Google Groups a more effective means of communication than creating a contacts group inside Gmail because Google Group has one custom email address, allowing you to bypass Gmail’s one hundred email. Send limit that are the three levels of Basic Permission settings in a Group include anyone can ask, Only invited users, and Public. When creating a Google Group, selecting the ‘Email list’ group type allows users to interact with the group through Email. One way to share your group and increase participation is by inviting members directly through email. Maintaining a Google Site as a class site is valuable because you can communicate easily with a large audience.
Users can not set unique page-level permissions for different pages within a site. False. To create a Google site you must: Go to sites.google.com and click the red “create” button. You can customize your Google Site with fonts and colors, footers, a URL address, display language, and all events must be put on the user’s personal calendar as well as any other calendars they create. – False. Sub-calendars on Google Calendar appear in what order on the left side? Calendar. All events on a calendar will receive the default notification setting unless otherwise changed. A Google Calendar can have a distinct color option, a default notification reminder, and a unique name. Gmail Tasks allow for Multiple task lists. With a Google Keep note, a user can add pictures to notes, color code notes as needed, and remind the user of when an item needs to be addressed. Google Keep reminders will automatically show up on your Google Calendar when assigned.- false. In order for a task to appear on a specific date in your Google Calendar, you must: assign the task a due date. You can invite someone else to Google event by entering their email address in the Add Guests field.
Google Tasks integrate well with Google Calendar, and Gmail. Although you can add dates and reminders to both Google Tasks and Google Keep notes, Google Keep allows you to add photos and Google Keep can set location-based reminders. What’s the best way to distribute an agenda for an upcoming meeting? Add the agenda to your Google Calendar invitation as a shared Doc. Meeting resources, such as projectors, laptops and even rooms, can all be booked through Google Calendar. Using a Google Doc for keeping minutes is a good idea because it lets everyone in the meeting contribute if they want to Google Docs are hard to lose and easy to find. They can be emailed to people who may have been unable to attend the meeting. They can be set up so that some people can edit them and others can just view them. Click on the other person’s name in your Gmail chat list to initiate a Google Hangout.
Create an event invitation in your Google Calendar. Use the Hangouts app on your phone or tablet. If your school uses G Suite for Education, the maximum number of participants in a Google Hangout is: 15. Once you close a Hangout the conversation is lost forever. False. Move your cursor to the left edge of the video call window to reveal the menu, then click the Screenshare button to share your screen with other participants during a Hangout. Students can join a Classroom class by joining using a class code and by accepting a teacher’s invitation. Teachers can invite their students to join their class by sending them a message from The Student section in Classroom. If teachers don’t have Classroom available as a choice but want to communicate at scale with their students, they can: Create Contact groups to easily send emails and share documents. With Classroom, you can: Upload class materials, Assign and collect student work, and send announcements to your class. In Classroom, you can add the following to your assignment: Files, Links, Videos. When adding a Drive document to a Classroom assignment, you have the following options: Students can edit file, Make a copy for each student, and Students can view file. Students must turn in a document in Classroom in order to complete an assignment. – False. If a teacher creates a shared folder with a student, each file in that folder: Can be accessed by the teacher. Students can turn in Videos, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Images in the Classroom assignments. Two ways to provide feedback in Docs are: Comments and suggested edits
You can only input data into a Google Sheet through a Google Form. -False. Text, Dates, and numbers are types of data you can collect with Google Forms. Google sheets app allows you to analyze data and Google Forms allows you to create a digital questionnaire to collect entries from users. Unique function ignores duplicates in a list and returns a single instance of each item. A line chart can be used to represent trends over time. When you want to share the results with another teacher, but not allow the teacher to alter the data enable Protected Range and Protected Sheet. The =unique(E:E) function will create a compressed list of standards to assess. Comparing the line graph and pie chart feature set, Both can be shared publicly and Both can pull data from multiple sources. Both can be customized.
Search bar: This is near the top of the results page, where you can see your query and modify it or enter a new one.
Ads: These results appear in the right-hand column and sometimes at the top of the results in a colored box. They are always marked with the word “Ads,” so you can easily identify them as paid results.
Natural results: These results are below the ads, are not paid for by anyone, and cannot be bought.
Filters: These links are at the top navigational menu, just below the search bar – more explained below on these.
Knowledge Graph: When you search for a person, place, or thing Google may show this special information box on the right-hand side of the screen.
Modifiers: You can use special characters and words to get more specific search results; these are referred to as Modifiers. For example, if you use a hyphen (-) before a word in a query it will exclude results that contain this word. This is a great poster you could include on your class site/blog or hang in your room to teach students about the important role these modifiers play in searching.
Filters: When you complete a Google search, there are a number of filters you can apply to your search to narrow your results. These filters appear below the search box. With filters, you can narrow your search results to images, videos, maps, shopping, and more by clicking on one of these filters.
Search Tools: To refine your search further, click on Search tools and you can filter results by where or when they originated.
Teaching students to ‘search smart’ ensures that they: save time, become critical thinkers, can access information easily, and understand how to narrow search results. It is possible to narrow search results to return results based on the following file type(s): Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). What are some essential points to consider when evaluating the validity of a website? Ask yourself what opinions or ideas are missing, Consider who published the information, and Look at the domain extension for the site. As well as being a place to type in URLs from websites, the omnibox also: Gives definitions of words and Works as a calculator. Acts as a timer for tasks. You should sign into Chrome on your personal computer, phone, and personal tablet. A digitally literate person must be able to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information digitally. Google Search and Google Scholar can help facilitate and enhance digital literacy.