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  • Google apps in the middle school classroom

    1. 1. in the Middle School Classroom Amy Hopkins Caddo Mills ISD [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>About Me </li></ul><ul><li>6 th Grade Technology Teacher in the Caddo Mills ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Webmaster for District and Middle School websites </li></ul><ul><li>Technology training for CMISD and other districts/programs </li></ul>Clipart from
    3. 3. Family
    4. 4. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented use of Google Accounts in my classroom 4 years ago with 8 th graders </li></ul><ul><li>District converted email to Google Apps 2 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Converted my classroom/middle school campus to Google Apps this school year with news of full suite of products being added in Fall 2010. </li></ul>Flickr picture courtesy of Eric Begin
    5. 5. Google Apps BEFORE <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Docs/Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Original suite of </li></ul><ul><li>products PLUS </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa Web Albums </li></ul><ul><li>And MANY MORE </li></ul>Google Apps AFTER
    6. 6. <ul><li>WHY Google Apps for Education? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Because as much as we might be resistant…… We must EMBRACE technology!
    8. 9. <ul><li>Steps to Implement </li></ul><ul><li>GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Step 1: Purchase A Domain </li></ul><ul><li>I used </li></ul><ul><li>$10.47 per year </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Step 2: Register this domain for Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>By going here to Google Apps for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Completing this form will immediately launch a standard edition of Google Apps while Google reviews the education application. Continue setting up the domain in the meantime. </li></ul><ul><li>Google will email requesting more information regarding application. Reply to the message with the required information. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>If in 48 hours Google has not been upgraded, complete this form: </li></ul><ul><li>Enable services for your domain and closely follow the instructions on-screen. </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Step 2: Verify Domain Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>You must confirm that you own the domain you signed up with. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two verification methods: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Upload an HTML file to your site </li></ul><ul><li>2. Create a special CNAME record for your domain – MY CHOICE </li></ul><ul><li>Must return to the website where domain was purchased and make additions there </li></ul><ul><li>For more help on how to create the CNAME record and add MX records for your domain, refer to this website: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Step 3: Customize Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your logo on the control panel so it will appear on the sign-in page and on applications </li></ul><ul><li>Go into each product and customize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enable/disable services and certain options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relatively easy; some are very technical and may require help from IT personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choosing basic options is not difficult and will suffice unless there is interest in more advanced services </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Step 4: Create User Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Once signed up and customized, you can now create as many user accounts as you need from the control panel. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways to add users: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Add users individually </li></ul><ul><li>2. Add users in bulk </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>1.  Add users individually </li></ul><ul><li>To do this, click ‘User Accounts’ tab and then ‘Create a new user ‘. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter each users’ full name, username and temporary password. Then click ‘Create new user’ button. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat for as many users as you have. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Add users in bulk </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended if you have 10+ users in your organization, as adding each individually is tedious and time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>To create multiple accounts at once, upload a spreadsheet of users accounts and usernames by click the ‘Upload’ link from the ‘User Accounts’ tab. </li></ul><ul><li>CSV Bulk Upload Template </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>For more help with </li></ul><ul><li>implementation steps, </li></ul><ul><li>Google can help! </li></ul><ul><li>Google Apps Administrator Help </li></ul>Clipart from
    17. 18. <ul><li>C a d d o M i l l s 6 th Graders Use: </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Docs/Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik New! </li></ul>Clipart from
    18. 19. <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Customized homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Students can pick themes and gadgets to add to page, educational AND non-educational  </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students an email address to make signing up for educational websites EASY! </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers communicate with students on issues such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test/quiz reminders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending of study sheets/handouts/assignments </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create documents – word processing, spreadsheets and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Can also upload already-created documents and continue working </li></ul><ul><li>Access from anywhere the user has an Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to collaborate with others on documents </li></ul><ul><li>New features added often! </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>Google Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Students can save their favorite websites to access at any time </li></ul><ul><li>Create “labels” or folders/categories to keep them organized </li></ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks with others </li></ul><ul><li>No more having to remember website names </li></ul><ul><li>and addresses!! </li></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly checks favorite news sites and blogs for new content </li></ul><ul><li>Shows all of your favorite sites in one convenient place </li></ul><ul><li>A great site for kids to learn about </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events that we subscribe to! </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Picture </li></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><li>Google Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Aids in compiling research – save only the information from a website that is really wanted </li></ul><ul><li>“ Clip” information into notebooks for later access </li></ul><ul><li>Makes creating citations for a Works Cited page a SNAP! – saves all needed information </li></ul>
    24. 25. <ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Full functioning calendar with LOTS of extra features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive email or mobile text-message reminders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share calendars with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print out your calendars, if needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Google Calendar from a mobile phone </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>Picnik </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired by Google – </li></ul><ul><li>March 1, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Photo editor with lots of fun </li></ul><ul><li> features for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit: crop, resize, sharpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create: effects, frames, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stickers, text </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. AFTER BEFORE
    27. 28. Works Cited <ul><li>123jschwartz. &quot;Why Google Apps for Education? .&quot; YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin, Eric. &quot;Red fox pup ( wild ) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . Yahoo, n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Google Apps.&quot; The Next Web . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Icon with question mark - OpenClipArt.&quot; OpenClipArt . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Feb. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Joes Non Notebook Video.&quot; Music Videos, Politics, and Funny Videos at Vodpod . N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Laptop - OpenClipArt.&quot; OpenClipArt . N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    28. 29. in the Middle School Classroom Amy Hopkins Caddo Mills ISD [email_address]