The Paperless Classroom

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  • The Paperless Classroom

    1. 1. Paperless Classroom My struggles, successes, and recommendations for teaching in a paperless classroom. By Steve Katz KORCOS Conference March 11, 2011
    2. 2. Objectives• Teachers will be able to implement paperless assignments in their classes.• Teachers will be able to decide between Google Docs & e-mail for paperless assignments.
    3. 3. What is a paperless classroom?
    4. 4. Conditions for Success• 1:1 computing• Bandwidth• E-mail (and Google Docs)• Method of disseminating information • CMS, web site, wiki, blog• Be prepared to fail
    5. 5. Reasons to go Paperless• Improved learning environment• Improved organization• More efficient• Save the Earth?
    6. 6. I’m Not Talking About• Not using books• An absolute ban PS. I don’t hate paper!
    7. 7. Getting Started• Establish a routine• Collect e-mail addresses• Create group e-mail lists
    8. 8. E-mailing Assignments• Decide on a format (Word, Pages, rtf)• File naming system• Assignment name - block - student name
    9. 9. Create Filters• Train students to put “HW” as the subject• Must be exact• Homework folder for mail• Grade, insert comments, send back
    10. 10. Benefits of E-mail• Student work on your hard drive.• Due date easy to measure. (On Time?)• Teacher is in control of work handed in.
    11. 11. Problems with E-mail• Students don’t name assignments correctly.• Student’s don’t put correct subject in email.• Many files on hard drive.
    12. 12. Google Docs• Create “collection” to share with students• Students create collection to share with teacher• Collection naming system• Class or block - student name• File naming system• Assignment name - block - student name
    13. 13. Benefits of gDocs• Access anywhere with Internet• Revision history• No email• Can copy docs• Collaboration
    14. 14. Problems with gDocs• No Internet• Student can erase file
    15. 15. Web 2.0• Collaboration: • Blogs, wikis, & nings• Presentation: • Voicethread, Glogster, Prezi
    16. 16. Resources• Teach Paperless Blog http:// teachpaperless.blogspot.com/• Paperless Ideas http://bit.ly/korcos-paperless• My paperless blog posts http://bit.ly/twv-paperless
    17. 17. Paperless Classroom My struggles, successes, and recommendations for teaching in a paperless classroom. By Steve Katz http://www.stevenkatz.com http://twitter.com/stevekatz skatz@kis.or.kr

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