Who Is Doing the Learning
(Increasing Student Engagement)
This session will provide information on how elementary students are meeting the Common Core State Standards with web tools and Google Apps. Students are taking ownership and responsibility of their learning. The presentation will show examples of student-created interactive activities. The use of technology will also show how individual learning needs are being met and how differentiated instruction is being applied. These teachers are using technology in the classroom to create a paper lite environment that is student centered and develops students’ 21st Century Skills. *Primary (K-3), Upper Primary (4-6)
Google In the Classroom
Promote critical thinking, allow students to explore the world around them, and look at data in new ways using Google. Come take a look at Google A Day, Google Trends, Google Correlate, Google Public Data, and other lesser known Google Sites/Apps. Discover ways you can use these resources in the classroom to engage students in meaningful ways across the curriculum.
Using Digital Media to Stimulate Thinking and Writing
Help students increase sentence strength with word choice and details. Students will learn to develop interesting characters, setting, and plot. Being able to visualize a subject helps to spark imagination and increase student communication. Google apps and other website resources are great tools to use to teach writing skills and get students to collaborate and showcase their writing. *Primary (K-3), Upper Primary (4-6th), Middle School
Rethinking Curriculum: Teaching Across the Curriculum with Google Sites
Harness the power of Google Sites (or other website builders) to build units of study that teach cross curricular concepts using STEM ideas. Science and social studies nonfiction content creates the base of the unit, and writing is used as an assessment tool. Gather all your resources in one place to allow students easy access and an interactive experience during the unit of study online. Combine reading passages, comprehension skills, videos, interactive games, math, writing, and hands on activities for students that stimulate thinking and increase student engagement. The unit website becomes your digital lesson plan, and a permanent location for students to revisit and review skills.
Up Coming Presentations
Digital Tools for Publishing