Day 8, July 12

Reminder: Make sure you work you way through the entire page of each DAY on our course site wiki. I don't always point out every item on the page, but if it on the wiki, it needs to be done! At the bottom of the page is a Website checklist you can open and print if you choose, but it lists everything and how many points everything is worth. I just add to each day!!

Google Docs in the Classroom

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Google Docs for Teachers 2012Google for Teachers

Google for Teachers II

Google Earth Across the Curriculum

When you Create and Publish a Quiz in Google Docs

Below I've embedded a slideshow with directions for creating and embedding quizzes using Google Forms, but here are a few points that should be emphasized.

1. Make sure the first question is "student name." Otherwise you won't know who submitted which answers.

2. You can mix question types (multiple choice, short answer, paragraph) but if you have too many types and too many students, the spreadsheet can become difficult to navigate.

3. When embedding the form into a blog, make sure you edit the width to fit within your blog's main column. You can use the same principles of editing the size of a YouTube video for editing the width of a spreadsheet.

The tutorials above came from Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrnes Blog. Richard is a Social Studies Teacher in m=Maine. Here is the link to his complete Google Tutorial Page.

About Richard
I taught for eight years at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, ME. In the past I have also taught courses in global studies and English/ Language Arts. During that time I piloted 1:1 laptop use before the program went school-wide. I coordinated a "laptop squad" to support teachers' use of laptops in their classrooms. I also served a number of curriculum and assessment committees. And in 2010 I was finalist for ACTEM's Educator of the Year award.

I believe that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement. I also believe that technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities.

I am a Google Certified Teacher.

Today, I work full-time as a writer and consultant with an eye toward returning to the classroom in the fall of 2012. (As I write this on April 25, 2012 I am considering a couple of offers to return to the classroom). While I could make a living just writing and consulting, I believe that it is important to be in the classroom to practice what I preach.

A couple of good BOOK resources you should consider adding to your Teacher Library.
Going Google; Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jared Covili, Corwin Press44706_Covili_Going_Google_72ppiRGB_150pixW.jpg

Retool Your School; The Educators Essential Guide to Google's Free Power Apps by James Lerman & Ronique Hicks, published by ISTE517-Qgp4cAL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

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Issues of Our Times
You will be randomly assigned a group!! We will begin this in class and maybe even finish.....
Presentation will be Monday

Lesson Description
This project-based lesson encourages you to learn about and become advocates for an issue. Your group will draw an issue from the hopper......... a contemporary issue or tend, to follow and educate others about.

Your group will research the issue and and share the information you learn in a presentation (Google Presentation). This project will culminate with a class presentation by your group where the class will discuss what they learned and then take the Google Forms/Quiz your group creates.

A few requirements........
  • Use a shared Google Document (the Word Processor or maybe spreadsheet/form) to collaborate and share your research.
  • Links to not less than 10 current event sources. Sources should include news articles,from reputable resource, video, websites, RSS feeds and podcasts (use iTunes U to find them)......Use a variety.....everything cannot come from just one source..
  • Images with sources cited
  • Include a Google Earth tour or Google Map if at all possible based on your topic.
  • An opinion piece or commentary by the student on each linked source should be in the Google document, It is your thinking and idea place. .
  • Opposing viewpoints in your group are just fine.
  • As you investigate the issue, you need to go beyond the basics, dig deep.
  • On Monday, your group will present/teach the project and class members will take your quiz!!.
  • You will need to provide a link to the quiz you made at the end of your presentation and also add the link to the google quiz to this google form. There should be one entry for each group.

Part 2, each group swill create a rubric to grade your classmates presentations. Use Rubistar to create your rubric.

All parts and pieces will be included in a post on your website.Some will be embedded, some could be linked. A good way to embed a Google presentation on your website is by uploading it to Scribd.
Title the Post: Google: Issues of Our Times Lesson and Presentation

Some tutorials above and more on How-to to do everything Google at Richard Byrne's site:

Monday, we will have a peer Critique in class, you will each check two classmates websites. You must be present in class to earn the points for doing the two critiques, as well as, to benefit from your site being critiqued.

Website Checklist:

Summer CAMPUS Website Grading Checklist (To help you keep track)

Day 1

  • Technology and Me (Summer 2012) #1) Survey

  • Social Bookmarking (Pinterest, Diigo or Delicious (250 sites by semesters end=1 point each for a total of 250 points.

  • Purchase your webspace and complete the URL form o Day 1

  • Fun with Text Reflection = 30 points

  • About Me Wordle = 10 points

  • Second Fun with Text image = 10 points

  • Edmodo Introduction- 10 points

  • Day 1: Technology Bits, Bytes & Nibbles - 20 points

  • Day 1: School Technology Solutions, Brad Flickinger - 20 points

Day 2

  • Day 2 Moving at the Speed of Creativity Reflection: 20 points

  • Day 2: The Tech Chicks Tips Reflection: 20 Points

  • Add the 8 links to the Links/Blogroll Widget 5 points each link

  • Infographic will be added to your Website by Day 9, 100 points

  • Read the article 37 Ways Teachers Should Use Pinterest

Day 3

  • Day 3 Moving at the Speed of Creativity Reflection: 20 points

  • Day 3: The Tech Chicks Tips Reflection: 20 Points

  • YOUR Twitter or Plurk widget added to your website-20 points

  • Following not less than 100 educators = 20 points

  • Digital FootPrint Assignment: 50 points

  • Reflection: Should schools be required to teach digital citizenship- 25 points

Day 4

  • Astonishing America with Kim Herron, Day 4 = 50 points

  • Adding the project, link or screen shot to your reflection =50 points EXtra Credit

  • If you were absent: 6 posts from the K-12 online Conference= 50 points

Day 5

  • Day 5 Reflection: Classroom 2.0 = 20 points

  • Day 5 Reflection: Ted Talks = 50 points

  • 5 Videos added to your reflection= 50 points

Day 6

  • Reflection paper: iPad in the Classroom and Uploaded to Scribd, add to your WP = 100 points

Day 7

  • Reflection: Guest Presenters =20 points

  • VoiceThread project = 120 points

  • Voicethread Reflection = 40 points

  • 2 additional examples add to your Post = 40 points

  • Day 7 Reflection: 50 Sites in 60 Minutes by David Kapuler - 20 points

  • Day 7 Reflection: Langwitches Blog Insights = 20 points

  • Day 7 Reflection: NCS Tech Insights = 20 points

Day 8

  • Google Issues of Our Times Presentation/Project/Quiz/Rubric = 200 points

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12