Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Matt Bergman "10 Hacks for Using Google Classroom"
Google Classroom is an easy-to-use, innovative tool that can be used to enhance and streamline classroom communication, collaboration, and connection. Join Matt Bergman as he briefly explains what Google Classroom is and how you can get it. Matt will also share 10 hacks for using Google Classroom more effectively in your classroom or school. Whether you want to improve your workflow, enhance assignments, or infuse G Suite into your classroom, this webinar is for you!
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with Beth Lawrence "Harness Students' Critical Thinking Skills and Close the Vocabulary Gap"
Would you like to increase vocabulary comprehension for your K-12 students – whether they are students who are struggling or those who are already exceling? Join Beth Lawrence as she discusses the key roles vocabulary, background knowledge, and visuals play in student comprehension. You will learn about a new cognitive-educational construct, Semantic Reasoning (developed by co-founders Deena Seifert and Beth Lawrence) and why it's so important. Beth will also share research, a demo, and testimonials on InferCabulary, a web-based tool that uses Semantic Reasoning, and explain the powerful impact it has on getting students to immediately apply new knowledge to new concepts. In addition, she will show how you can easily create your own Semantic Reasoning vocabulary lessons using Google's free Workbench tool. Come discover how to improve comprehension for all of your students!
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Lori Merfogel "Teaching for the 21st Century with Google and Nearpod"
Today's students and teachers are fortunate to have powerful learning tech tools at their disposal. If you would like to realize the power of 21st century learning for every student, join Lori Merfogel as she explores how you can enhance teaching and learning moments in your classroom with Google and Nearpod. She will show how you can use Google and Nearpod's free tools to streamline lesson creation, enhance student participation, receive real-time formative assessment, and create interactive learning moments that will result in better learning outcomes. In addition to showing you how to leverage the integration of Nearpod and Google's free tools to work seamlessly together, Lori will explain how you can create interactive lessons with Google Slides and Nearpod, differentiate instruction with Google Docs, and manage assignments in Google Classroom. Come discover how using these great tools can help realize the power of 21st century learning for every student!
Session 4: 1 - 1:30 pm ET with Lori Merfogel "How to Create Interactive Lessons to Boost Student Participation"
Would you like to easily create interactive lessons that boost student engagement and participation in your classroom? Both teachers and students want to be engaged in what they are learning - and when we are engaged, we're more apt to have meaningful learning experiences. Join Lori Merfogel as she explores how you can transform your Google Slides presentations into interactive and engaging lessons that increase your students' participation and focus in the classroom. Lori will cover the key benefits of interactive lessons and share 4 ways in which you can make a lesson interactive. She will also show how to easily create interactive lessons using Google Slides and Nearpod. In addition to learning how to easily create interactive lessons using Google Slides and Nearpod, you will discover free, interactive resources that will let you get started creating interactive lessons right away!
Session 5: 2 - 2:30 pm ET with Kim Munoz "Time-Saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms"
Discover how Google Forms can help you generate quick quizzes, surveys, and detailed spreadsheets with charts. This free tool helps make grading and collecting information from students a breeze. Join Kim Munoz as she shows how to use Google Forms to create a quiz, as well as how to access and use the automatic charts to evaluate data from multiple choice questions. She will also cover how to share the quiz/form with students.
Session 6: 3 - 3:30 pm ET with Nikki D. Robertson "Using Google Docs and More for Differentiated, Collaborative Reading & Writing"
If your class is like most, your students are reading at different levels. Given these varied levels, finding nonfiction content that all students in a single class can access and comprehend may seem virtually impossible. In addition, creating differentiated reading groups may seem equally unrealistic, since it is extremely difficult for a teacher to work with multiple students or reading groups all at the same time. Join Nikki Robertson as she shares how to make the seemingly impossible… possible. Come discover how you can use Google Docs, Newsela, and a few cool Google extensions to create differentiated, collaborative reading groups that you can easily manage!
"Great presenter! Love the ideas you shared. Picked up several new things. These ideas are great to help me stay ahead and try new things! Thank you!"
- Kathleen Mendoza, Technology Director
"My students use Google Docs daily. So to have another way to use this is wonderful. It can be very difficult to find activities for different reading levels. Thank you."
- Elizabeth Aiken, Language Arts Teacher
"Thank you for an overview of how to use Google Forms. This is new to me, and I am excited to try making use of FORMS!"
- Leslie Silvers, Elementary Teacher