GOOGLE APPS for Education For Marshall HS Staff
GOOGLE APPS for Education A select group of Google services is available in a closed environment (the “walled garden”) The services are... Docs word processing spreadsheet presentation forms drawing collection
GOOGLE APPS for Education The services are... Reader - teachers and students can subscribe to RSS feeds teachers can share links Sites - staff only build web sites that can only be viewed by FCPS & Apps users Moderator - staff only create polls to submit and vote on questions and topics
GOOGLE APPS for Education The Main Things Google Apps will bring to the Classroom: 1. Increase Efficiency 2. Collaboration 3. Engagement of the students
GOOGLE APPS for Education Account and Password Management Please follow the sheet given out during the workshop sessions to activate the button for GAE in Blackboard. If you have not activated your GAE account, now is a good time to do this.
GOOGLE APPS for Education Students will be linked to a single BB course to activate their account and reset passwords Many good training resources available on Google, YouTube, and other sites http://edutraining.googleapps.com
GOOGLE APPS for Education Training for Staff and Students Using WP, SS, Presentation very similar to Office Document organizing tools are fundamental to best use Things to Consider * Schools will decide how to deploy GAE at their site * Use by staff and students is optional * Deploying to everyone at the same time is not recommended
GOOGLE APPS for Education Things to Consider *Plan for use with students in smaller groups (teams, grade levels, departments). Social Studies will be the first department to pilot the activation of students. It recommended that other faculty departments practice using Google Apps before activating students. *Google recommends using Firefox instead of IE Some limited functionality (like printing) using IE
GOOGLE APPS for Education Things to Consider *Communicate with parents about students using Google Apps for Education in your school Parent permission not required (like Blackboard)
GOOGLE APPS for Education Google Docs – Word Processing, Spreadsheets, & Presentations It is the heart and soul for Google Apps for Education. This is the tool that has the most benefits for educators Uses: 1# Collaborative Lesson Plans – Work on the same lesson plan at the same time with a colleague(s) or groups of students
GOOGLE APPS for Education Google Docs – Word Processing, Spreadsheets, & Presentations Uses: #2 Staff or Departmental Meetings Notes – Take your staff meeting notes in Google Docs and instantly share these notes with staff. #3 Shared Lesson Repository - Store your lesson plans in your school shared Doc list. Create a folder for a grade level to share resources.
GOOGLE APPS for Education Google Docs – Word Processing, Spreadsheets, & Presentations Uses: #4 Improve the Writing process – Have students work collaboratively from anywhere. Give students instant feedback. Use revision history to hold the students accountable. #5 Shared Lesson Repository - Store your lesson plans in your school shared Doc list. Create a folder for a grade level to share resources.