Using Google Apps to Foster Global Collaborations

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One of the most effective ways to get students collaborating with each other is to use tools that are easily accessible. If the tools are browser agnostic, have no demand for installations or updates, and are intuitive, the collaboration is more likely to be effective. Together, let’s look at Google Forms, Docs and Sites as a suite of tools to facilitate and foster Global collaborations.

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Using Google Apps to Foster Global Collaborations

  1. 1. Using Google Apps to Foster Global Collaborations presented by Lisa Thumann Sr. Specialist in Technology Education, CMSCE, Rutgers University http://thumannresources.com @lthumann on Twitter One of the most effective ways to get students collaborating with each other is to use tools that are easily accessible. If the tools are browser agnostic, have no demand for installations or updates, and are intuitive, the collaboration is more likely to be effective. Together, let’s look at Google Forms, Docs and Sites as a suite of tools to facilitate and foster Global collaborations.
  2. 2. Horizon Report 2009 “Increasingly, those who use technology in ways that expand their global connections are more likely to advance, while those who do not will find themselves on the sidelines.” http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf
  3. 3. Where to Look for Global Collaborations • Flat Classroom Project • GlobalSchool.net • KidLink.org • The Landmark Project • The Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet
  4. 4. Global Educators on Twitter https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pM_ZE5BS0SgqDabnhl8Z2aA&hl=en#gid=0
  5. 5. Global Educators on Twitter http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pM_ZE5BS0SgqDabnhl8Z2aA&hl=en
  6. 6. EdSteps-Global Competency Matrix http://edsteps.org/CCSSO/SampleWorks/matrix.pdf
  7. 7. Google Apps
  8. 8. Cross Platform
  9. 9. Browser Agnostic
  10. 10. Google Forms Templates https://docs.google.com/templates?type=forms
  11. 11. Google Docs – Collaborative Writing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uq4TTC2 mohhR4b5sDEZeuubDTesvl34mNxfkP1LAYt0/edit ?hl=en&authkey=CLXNksYN
  12. 12. Google Sites – Building Websites https://sites.google.com/
  13. 13. https://sites.google.com/a/vmbulldogs.com/van-meter-secondary-library-voice/
  14. 14. Q & A

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