Housekeeping• Mind your blog (posting grades on Wed). • 3 weekly reflections (including 1st post) • Digital story you created in class • 2 homework assignments • Evaluation of non-CALL website/application • Digital story activity (due Wed)
Overview• Google Maps (Erin A.)• Using Google docs. • Forms • Drawings • Documents• Creating a collaborative document.
Google documents• Online “Office” – documents can be created, collaboratively edited, published, shared.• Types of documents: Word-style documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, forms.• Advantages over file-sharing or working on local computer: • free, • does not require special software or license, • real-time collaboration • in-application chat,
Let’s try it out: forms• Go to here: http://goo.gl/ioecX• Complete the survey. Let’s take a look.• Google Forms: easy way to create surveys, collect information, or even have students do short homework assignments.• Students collecting data for a project can use Forms.
Google Drawing• Application for creating collaborative images (e.g., flowcharts, diagrams, brainstorming, etc.)• http://youtu.be/gQng2kJ-N9k• Can use in classrooms for collaborative mind mapping, brainstorming, developing presentations, assigning group work (in jigsaw activities).• Other mind mapping apps to check out: • Spicy Nodes: http://www.spicynodes.org/ • Popplet: http://popplet.com/ • Prezi: http://prezi.com • Examtime: http://www.examtime.com/
Drawing practice• What advice would you give a new graduate student coming to NAU?• Get into groups of three (maximum six groups)• Mind map of advice: http://goo.gl/j4ehB• With your partners, develop a new mind map of advice for your particular area. Steps: • Exchange gmail/nau emails. • One person creates a new (blank) drawing. Share it with others, via email. • Use the Chat feature (bottom right) to discuss and design the document. • Your map should include any important areas of related advice
Documents in Google• Create documents like Microsoft Word, Open Office, etc.• Collaborate and discuss in real time.• Only one master document, not multiple copies.
Putting it all together• Let’s turn our mind maps into prose advice.• Find the Google document I shared with you earlier. (in your email: Practical Advice for New NAU Graduate Students)• With your group, write up your mind map as prose in the appropriate section of the document.• We will publish the document and the rest of the class can see your work.