Google Apps in the Classroom
Now that you have had time to process your learning from the Google Training, take a minute to comment on this blog post to share ideas you had during your learning for how you could use your learning in the classroom. Try to follow the format on the example below to make them easy to glance through.
6-12 – After seeing that the new forms has templates, I plan to use them as exit tickets everyday. This will provide me with quick an easy to read and organize information about how well the students were doing with the content allowing me to inform my instruction for the next day.
NAME OF TOOL
grade your idea would work for – Description of what you want to do. How it will help student learning
When you have finished, read through some of the ideas of your colleagues. You are encouraged to use the REPLY button to comment on their ideas. Help them grow or share your experience.
What resources do you use to grow your tech knowledge?
The tool embedded below is called Answer Garden – Grow your own ideas – https://answergarden.ch/create/
iPads in the MSHS Classrooms
Reviewing and Selecting Apps
- Teachers can check out iPads for planning and app review from the library
- Find Apps using the Apps Store
- Read Reviews
- Look for Award Winners
- Use the App Review Rubric
How do I checkout iPads for my class to use?
Google Calendar Reservations Please only reserve the iPads for the periods you will be using them. Do not block entire days or weeks. These are shared devices.
How do I get the app I need on them?
At least 48 hours in advance, complete the App Review Rubric
Where are the iPad carts stored?
The room that the grade level team selected.
What happens if one is damaged?
Please complete a tech request and send the device to the IT office
What happens if an iPad is lost?
Please email the IT ASAP. We have Find My Device setup to locate missing devices.
How do I get student work off of the iPad?
We recommend uploading to Google Drive into a shared folder. Students and teachers have unlimited storage in Google Drive through their amersol.edu.pe accounts. It is important to test the app you wish for students to use before hand to ensure that it allows for students to export their content.
How do I distribute the iPads?
Each iPad has a number on it, please know which kids has which iPad, so if the project lasts more than one day, you know who has which device. Also, incase one iPad is missing we know who has it last.
Who is responsible for counting the iPads?
Each teacher that uses the iPads with a class should ensure they have recollected all of them. We have numbered the iPads to help with this. Please also ensure that they are all plugged in and charging so that other classes are able to use them when they need to.
What additional resources do we have for use with iPads?
- 2 class sets of styluses can be checked out from AV
- microphones can be checked out from AV
- Film Studio in the PAC can be checked out using Google Calendar for green screen filming
Setting a Good Example with Grammatically Correct Report Comments
When writing up her report comments Rae found the tool Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/), which Dale had recommended to her, to be very helpful. An extension on your Chrome Browser, this tool helped assure that her spelling and grammar were on pare for her interim report comments prior to sharing them with parents and students.
How does it work? Grammarly is a free tool that asks you to sign in. Once you have signed in, it will check up on all of your online writing, whether it is an email in Zimbra or comment writing in ManageBac. If it is happening in your Chrome Browser, Grammarly will give you the instant feedback you need to avoid embarrassment.
Aside from helping you look good as a professional, how else can Grammarly be integrated into the classroom to improve the student learning experience?
- Open Chrome Browser
- Visit https://www.grammarly.com/
- Click on the red “Get Grammarly its free” button in the top right corner
- Accept “Add Extension”
- Create your free account
- Follow the steps in their welcome tutorial to learn more
Welcome to the Technology Integration Professional Development Resource blog. This blog has been developed to support the development of all employees’ capacity to embrace and adapt to evolving technology.
Research & Development
Digital Coaches will be researching an area of interest related to newer technologies. To guide their research process as they define how these topics could be implemented at FDR, they will utilize the MYP Design Cycle.
With multimedia production being so accessible in today’s world, no longer are people simply relying on text to transmit their ideas and communicate information. The modes of communication are evolving and so should our units of instruction. Many of our students are turning towards producing products that include text, pictures, video, audio, or a combination of all. Just as we teach students the techniques and mechanics of writing a well structured paragraph to communicate their ideas, we need to broaden our instruction to also include the mechanics and techniques for guiding students through the process of designing high quality multimedia works that bring power to the ideas students are communicating through other mediums. To support students in pursuing this passion and guide them to develop products that are of the highest quality, this team of Digital Coaches will be diving deep into the resources and techniques used to generate quality products when it comes to various modes of multimedia. They will lead the way with developing the key expectations that teachers and students should have for quality end products.
Resources for Multimedia Production