Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Matt Bergman "10 Ways Google Forms Can Change Your Classroom"
Would you like to energize and personalize student learning, while saving time and streamlining assessment and data collection? Google Forms is a powerful resource, which allows you to simplify the way you assess students, collect data, and transform learning. Join Matt Bergman as he shares 10 practical ways to use Google Forms to transform your classroom! In addition, Matt will show how to create and share a Google form with your students, as well as how to view responses.
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with Jason Carroll "Help Improve Student Writing While Saving Time in Google Docs"
Over 80 million students worldwide use G-Suite for Education. Those students are frequently required to complete writing assignments, which can also be a time-consuming and tedious task for teachers. Unfortunately, only a quarter of students in grades 8 and 12 are proficient in writing. In this session, Jason Carrol will focus on showing how you can easily track progress over time and provide feedback to students using Google Docs in combination with WriQ®, a Google extension from Texthelp. He will explain how WriQ automatically measures elements such as sentence length, age appropriate vocabulary, time on task, and more. Jason will also discuss how it provides teachers with a benchmark to assess the quality of writing by genre-specific criteria, such as plot and analysis.
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Taylor Haun and Audrey O'Clair "3 Ways to Increase Creativity in Any Class"
Would you like a vivid understanding of how you can use project-based learning to fuel student engagement? Join Taylor Haun and Audrey O'Clair, Education Specialists from Soundtrap as they cover best practices for developing 21st-century skills such as creativity and collaboration through meaningful learning experiences with audio. They will walk you through 3 strategies for engaging your students in fun projects involving podcasts, audiobooks, and music. The ideas and strategies that Taylor and Audrey will share are applicable to a wide array of teachers and teacher leaders. You will discover valuable knowledge and resources that will enable you to create memorable learning experiences for your students by infusing music and podcasts into your curriculum.
Session 4: 1 - 1:30 pm ET with Andrea Tolley "Best Ways to Integrate Video into Your Classroom"
On average, students between the ages of 5 and 16 spend 6.5 hours on a screen per day. How can we harness this medium for capturing student attention in the classroom? Join Andrea Tolley as she discusses how she uses video in her classroom. She will explore the immersive learning potential that video has, including virtual field trips, video game integration, and interactive debates. Andrea will also cover all the best practices involving Q and A, kinesthetic learning, and a variety of skill-building activities through video integration. By the end of the session, Andrea will provide you with 5 key strategies that you can use to integrate video in your classroom.
Session 5: 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Susan Oxnevad "Great Ways to Use Google Slides for Student-Driven Learning Projects"
Would you like to design student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? This could be easier than you think. Google Slides can be a great starting point for breaking the barriers of traditional tech integration while designing student-driven learning experiences. Join Susan Oxnevad for an in-depth look at the features available in this collaborative and user friendly tool. She will show how to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. In addition, Susan will provide templates to help get you started.
Session 6: 3 - 3:30 pm ET with Jenna Linskens "Using Google Sites for Student Portfolios and Authentic Assessments"
Would you like a great way for your students to demonstrate their knowledge, creativity, and skills? Google Sites is not only easy to use, but also provides students a terrific way to showcase their learning. Join Dr. Jenna Linskens as she shares effective uses and creative ways to use Google Sites in the classroom for designing student portfolios and authentic assessments. In addition, Jenna will explain how to use Google Sites to support students as they master the ISTE Standards of being an Empowered Learner and Creative Communicator.
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- Sheri Heaston
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