Tools & Extensions Session #1: Chromebooks 101: An Intro to Using Chromebooks in the Classroom
Presented by Jerry Swiatek at 10:00 - 10:30am
Have you heard the buzz about Chromebooks and wondered what all of the fuss was about? Or maybe you're going to be using Chromebooks in your classroom and want to know more about them. Join Jerry Swiatek as he provides a general introduction to Chromebooks. He will explain the working screen, introduce some of the various Chromebook tools, and cover how a Chromebook differs from a "regular" laptop. Jerry will explore the advantages of using a Chromebook, along with some possible disadvantages or pitfalls to avoid. In addition, he will also share some tips for managing their use in the classroom.
Tools & Extensions Session #2: Getting to Know Google Chrome Web Tools and Apps
Presented by Kim Munoz at 11:00 - 11:30am
Did you know that there are a variety of free Chrome apps and tools that can be used with your Google Chrome browser to enhance your lessons and your classroom? In this webinar, join Kim Munoz as she shows you how the free Chrome browser and an array of free Chrome Web apps can be used as classroom tools to incorporate technology for teachers and students. Kim will cover at least 10 apps that can be used with a range of subject areas, including math, science, language arts, music, art, and more! She'll show you how to find these in the Chrome store - right from within the browser, and discuss specific examples of how they can be used in the classroom.
Tools & Extensions Session #3: Formative Assessment with Chromebooks: Tools to Check for Understanding
Presented by Monica Burns at 12:00 - 12:30pm
How do you know if your students understand what you've taught before, during, and after a lesson? Teachers can use technology tools to check for understanding to get real-time information to help them make decisions in their classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorite formative assessment tools for teachers using Chromebooks! You'll leave this webinar with plenty of ideas you can use tomorrow in your classroom.
Tools & Extensions Session #4: Get in the Game with Chromebook Game Infused Student Learning Centers
Presented by Naomi Harm at 1:00 - 1:30pm
Would you like to add some game-infused excitement to your collaborative student activities, while reinforcing key learning concepts? Join Naomi Harm as she shares how to create interactive Chromebook activity centers that allow students to show what they know and celebrate their learning. She will explore QR code rotation station tasks, innovative scavenger hunts with Chrome apps and web tools with integrated leader boards, and multimedia response activity centers. Activities can be easily reproduced for K-12 students or used in your next staff inservice meeting, enhancing active and collaborative participation from all learners. Get in the Game with Chromebook Game Infused Student Learning Centers!
Tools & Extensions Session #5: Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Students
Presented by Shelly Sanchez-Terrell at 2:00 - 2:30pm
Did you know that the Google Chrome browser has the power to help all learners read, write, and learn better? And this is especially true for struggling students. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell as she introduces you to various Chrome extensions that help struggling students find the assistance they need. She will cover a number of free Chrome extensions that can assist in translating any site, read aloud any site, annotate any site, and much more. Shelly will also share how students can use these extensions to easily conduct research and cite sources appropriately.
Tools & Extensions Session #6: Using Chrome Extensions to Differentiate Instruction
Presented by Jenna Linskens at 3:00 - 3:30pm
Chromebooks and Google Chrome allow you and your students quick, easy access to online files, tools, and sites, but are you using these tools to differentiate instruction for all students? In this session, join Jenna Linskens and discover how to support the learning of all students, while promoting on-task productivity through Google extensions. Find out how to maximize the power of Google extensions, while also aligning instruction with the Common Core and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards.