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Google for Education

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A slide presentation delivered for 'Google for Education' workshop on 23rd September 2015 organised by GDG DevFest, and supported by Google

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Google for Education

  1. 1. Google for Education STEM vs. Language teaching at school – how can Google support their intersection Vanessa Camilleri Faculty of Education, University of Malta 23rd September 2015
  2. 2. Workshop Outline • STEM & Language – how are computers affecting them? • What can Google provide? • How can these tools be applied?
  3. 3. http://tinyurl.com/nw66cw2
  4. 4. On average, seven out of ten students use computers at school – a proportion unchanged since 2009. “ “ OECD report, 2015 Source: http://tinyurl.com/pudrwaw
  5. 5. Source: http://tinyurl.com/off44zp The level of ICT use in mathematics lessons is related to both the content and the quality of instruction. Countries and economies where students are more exposed to real- world applications of mathematics tend to use computers more. There is also a specific association between mathematics teachers’ use of student-oriented practices, such as individualised instruction, group work and project- based learning, and their willingness and ability to integrate ICT into mathematics lessons. OECD report, 2015
  6. 6. 9 Activities using Computers at School • Browse the Internet for schoolwork; • Download, upload or browse material from the school’s website; • Post work on the school’s website; • Play simulations at school; • Practice and repeat lessons, such as for learning a foreign language or mathematics; • Do individual homework on a school computer; • use school computers for group work and to communicate with other students. OECD report, 2015, pg.51
  7. 7. How can we bring about …
  8. 8. What can .. .. offer?
  9. 9. Time to talk • How has technology affected you? • Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. • What are other teachers doing with technology in the classroom that you’d like to try? Co-create on: http://tinyurl.com/pee7qns
  10. 10. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd Smartphones have made a huge impact for me. I can process email or work on a presentation while standing in line at the grocery store. How has technology affected your life?
  11. 11. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd I take advantage of podcasts so now I’m even learning when I’m working out. How has technology affected your life?
  12. 12. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd Google Maps have changed the way I see the world. I’ve even gone house hunting using StreetView. How has technology affected your life?
  13. 13. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd I can teach myself anything with technology. Right now I’m learning how to play the ukulele by watching how-to videos on YouTube. How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient.
  14. 14. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. I use tasks on my phone and on my laptop. I’m never without my to-do list, so I’m getting more things done than I used to.
  15. 15. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. Organizing team meetings is easier now that we can co-create our agenda on a Google Doc instead of one person needing to contact everyone individually to create an agenda.
  16. 16. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. I use the camera on my phone to quickly shoot a photo of my whiteboard after a class. I upload it to our class site to keep any absent students in the loop. What are other teachers doing with technology in the classroom that you’d like to try?
  17. 17. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. What are other teachers doing with technology in the classroom that you’d like to try? My teaching partner uses Google Drawings to make manipulatives and sorting activities for her students.
  18. 18. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. What are other teachers doing with technology in the classroom that you’d like to try? The eighth-grade English teachers are all using Google Docs to give students formative feedback on their writing BEFORE the students have to turn it in.
  19. 19. WhatTeacherssay… Source:http://tinyurl.com/pzc48pd How has technology affected your life? Identify one way technology has saved you time and made you more efficient. What are other teachers doing with technology in the classroom that you’d like to try? I’ve seen a jigsaw activity where students were responsible for different parts of a chapter, and recorded the main points in a shared Google Slides presentation..
  20. 20. Starting out: Setting Goals Source: http://tinyurl.com/nkj2dry Think, Type, Talk: http://tinyurl.com/o8kcj3j
  21. 21. Teachers say … • Problem: My math class is totally teacher- directed and too scripted. • Goal: I want to change my approach and give students more ownership over how they solve a problem and what tools they use to show me what they’ve learned. Some may do a presentation or make a video about the concept we are studying. • Success: When I see students start taking varying approaches to solving problems and using tools that I wouldn’t have thought of.
  22. 22. Teachers say … • Problem: I want my students to collaborate more. • Goal: We do a persuasive speech project, and I’m thinking that creating collaborative presentations would be cool. Kids could work together on the same slide deck to create a persuasive message. • Success: When students reflect on the collaboration process and can express what they learned by working together.
  23. 23. Checkpoint: http://goo.gl/forms/YEl6dYuf4E Source: http://tinyurl.com/oxjpaqy
  24. 24. GOOGLE APPS Starting out with
  25. 25. Google Docs • Multiple edits by students at the same time • Collaborative stories (using document rotation) • Peer feedback and comments • Peer writing (resolving queries and comments)
  26. 26. Google Forms • Data collection & analysis (science & maths) • Data visualisation & presentation (manipulation of big data) • Student quizzes • Surveys & polls used for language & culture
  27. 27. Google Slides • Presentation & speaking (language & culture) • Co-creation & creativity (linking multimedia across subjects) • Hyperlinked interactive presentations can be used for STEM & Language
  28. 28. Google Drawings • Editing drawings online in real time with peers • Communicate & chat with peers editing drawings • Publish drawings on the web or insert them in other Google apps
  29. 29. YouTube • Creation of Playlists • Creating videos in context • Editing videos, adding transcripts (important for language) • The flipped classroom (e.g. the Khan Academy for Math learning)
  30. 30. Getting Creative
  31. 31. Scenario 1: • Before your class starts, you hear students excitedly talking about a video they saw on YouTube. You are teaching science concepts and begin to think, “How can I use YouTube to get my students talking like that about science?” • Use Google Slides to present your thoughts/views
  32. 32. Scenario 2 • Google Drawings gives students creative tools using shapes, images, and text. How can you help students improve their Language Arts skills using Google Drawings? • Use Google Slides to present your thoughts/views
  33. 33. Beyond the Covers of the Textbook • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFjwIlfwI 7E Source:http://tinyurl.com/ow4vq3h
  34. 34. In summary … Thank you …
  35. 35. Google for Education Please give us your thoughts … help us carry out an evaluation: http://goo.gl/forms/JXZ4xz9ufD

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