Sustainable Teaching
Simple Assessment
Visualizing Space: Google Maps
Winter is Coming: Teaching on a Snow Day
Student Success Workshop
Digital Narrative Workshop
Sustainable Teaching

Description

Google Drive is a great set of tools to promote collaboration and facilitate editing and grading of documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Participants will learn the technical skills to use Slides, Sheets, and Docs for enhancement of student learning. We will discuss how to apply pedagogical best practices to implement effective assignments.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Share documents and folders with their entire class
Know the difference in functionality between Google files and Microsoft files
Be able to conduct simultaneous editing in a Google Doc
Create, grade and provide opportunities for student peer-to-peer feedback for an assignment in Google Docs
Integrate Google Drive into their current course curriculum
Use tools within Google Docs to pull in outside resources

Workshop Outline:

Discussion

  • Who has used Google Drive?
  • Show/Talk about how Google Drive can be used in class.

Technical Demo-Paperless Handouts

  • Sharing documents and folders
  • Using the class email to share
  • Difference between Microsoft documents and Google Docs

Google Docs-Assignments

  • Suggesting Mode for feedback on drafts and grading
  • Share settings
  • Demo collaborative simultaneous editing
  • Comments
  • Revision History
  • Research Tool

Project Examples:

  • Having students create and collaborate on a paper or project.
  • Peer to peer collaborative assignments.
  • Collaborate on group projects.
  • Allowing teachers to see a writing project in progress so they can recognize where students may get stuck.

Resources:

Simple Assessment

Description:

Google Forms is an innovative tool that can be used in many ways in the classroom. Gathering information from students, assessing student understanding and gathering data are the most popular ways Forms can be used in the classroom. In this workshop, faculty will learn all the basic technical skills needed to implement this tool to enhance their course curriculum.

Objectives:

  • Understand the functionality of the different settings within a form
  • Create and edit the different types of questions
  • View and analyze results in Google Sheets
  • Share the form with other users
  • Share responses with other users

Workshop Outline:

Discussion

  • Who has used Google Forms
  • Show/Talk about how Google Forms can be used in class

 

Technical Demo

  • Creating a new form
  • Form settings
    • Progress bar
    • Login
    • Shuffle
  • Questions
    • Creating questions
    • Different types of questions
    • Advanced settings in questions
  • Confirmation page settings
    • Show link to submit another response
    • Show results
    • Allow editing
  • Send form
    • Link to share—-embed form
    • Difference between adding collaborators and sending the form
  • Set up results page (After the form is created)
    • View Responses
    • Choose data destination
  • Summary of responses
    • In the spreadsheet (Form-> Show summary of responses)

 

Project Examples

  • Create quizzes for assessment
  • Gather data from students
  • Gathering data that can, later on, be integrated with Google Maps

Resources:

http://blog.whooosreading.org/5-more-ways-to-use-google-forms-in-the-classroom/

https://sites.google.com/site/mydigitalfootprint/innovative-ideas-for-using-google-forms

Visualizing Space: Google Maps

Description:

Google Maps can be used for many different projects in a variety of subject areas. Google Maps can help represent visuals in a way that traditional activities cannot, such as mapping locations found in literature and annotating historical sites.. Participants will be shown all of the technical skills needed to integrate Google Maps into  their courses.

Objectives:

  • At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Create a new map
  • Understand the functionality of layers
  • Add custom pins to a map
  • Add and edit information within a pin
  • Measure distances between two points
  • Map out directions between two points

Workshop Outline:

Discussion

  • Who has used Google Maps
  • Show/Talk about how Google Maps can be used in class

Technical Demo

  • Creating a new Map
  • Layers
  • Adding Pins
  • Editing information in a pin
  • Distances
  • Drawing Lines
  • Directions

Importing Sheet into Maps with info collected from the start of class

Project Examples:

  • Mapping locations found in the literature
  • Mapping field trips
  • Create collaborative Maps
  • Create a family heritage map
  • Compare neighborhood and towns

https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/connect-with-davidson/google-maps-project

 

Resources:

http://www.thethinkingstick.com/10-ways-to-use-google-maps-in-the-classroom/

http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/10-reasons-use-google-my-maps-classroom

Winter is Coming: Teaching on a Snow Day

Winter IS coming and can be very unpredictable. We want to show you different ways you can still manage to have class despite the harsh conditions outside (or a conference visit). We are opening up the Instructional Technology Center to all faculty and we want you to join us for some hot chocolate, snacks, and conversation. We will have some example activities and technologies you can use during a snow day to avoid losing class time.

 

Student Success Workshop

Description

This workshop is designed to teach student employees about the resources available to them in exploring the tools that best fit their job. They will take away basic Google searching techniques to help them troubleshoot issues with the technologies they are using. Students will also be informed about where they can find further self-paced training on these different types of technology.

 

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot using Google search
  • Know where to find training materials for Microsoft Office
  • Know where to find training materials and help for Google Apps
  • Learn which tools are available for time management and organization
  • Know who to contact if they have any questions

 

Outline:

15 min- Google Like a Boss - searching strategies

5 min-Office and Google Support, HELP contacts, Library contacts

20 min-Time Management (Google calendar, apps discussion)

(5 min for in betweens and discussion/questions)

 

Resources:

https://cdn-media-2.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2013/10/Google-like-a-boss.png

tinyurl.com/DrewTimeManagement

support.office.com

support.google.com

 

Outline:

Being Tech-Savvy

  • Being able to navigate technology effectively is a requirement in today’s world. To set yourself apart, you need to be comfortable exploring, able to research and apply what you learn. To maintain a professional appearance, you need to be able to manage your time responsibly.

15 min- Google Like a Boss

  • searching strategies
  • Why turn to Google while working?

5 min-Office and Google Support, HELP contacts, Library contacts - Verna

20 min-Time Management (Google calendar, apps discussion) - Nicole, Verna

  • Time management is definitely something that will impress your employers, but it is also a great life skill. Without some method for managing your time and tasks, you will soon find yourself crazier than when you got to Drew.
  • tinyurl.com/DrewTimeManagement
  • Google calendar tricks
    • Multiple calendars
    • Colors for calendars and appointments
    • Recurring appointments (for work schedule, perhaps)
  • Android and iPhone - voice reminders
  • What tools do you use?

(5 min for in betweens and discussion/questions)

Digital Narrative Workshop

Digital Narrative Workshop

 

Description

We will be focusing on the four steps of how to create a Photostory/ Digital narrative,along with different strategies for organizing, gathering materials and outlining their project. Students will be educated on different copyright violations so they can determine on their own what can and cannot be used in their projects. Examples of Digital stories will be shown to the class so they can gauge what’s expected of them and their final project. A technical demo of WeVideo will be shown to the class at the end, students will be shown how to use all the tools they need to put together a 5-7 minute photostory.

 

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Log into WeVideo
  • Navigate the Dashboard
  • Add Media from their computer, phone FB to WeVideo
  • Add media to WeVideo timeline for editing
  • Understand what transitions are
  • Understand Ken Burns effect
  • Understand layering
  • Export final projects to different formats
  • Understand the steps for creating a digital narrative
  • Create a simple storyboard/ script
  • Understand the importance of identifying an audience
  • Have a basic understanding of what copyright and fair use are, and how it affects their own work and the ways they can use others’ work

 

Discussion:

Ask if the class has ever used any type of video editing software.

Digital Storytelling process (4 steps)

AUDIENCE!

  1. Define, Collect, Decide
    1. Collect materials into one place
    2. Search for copyright “friendly” materials
    3. Locate audio files
    4. Try thinking of the purpose of your story as you gather materials.
  2. Select Import Create
    1. Select which materials you want to use in your story and import into WeVideo
  3. Decide, Write
    1. Decide on the purpose
    2. Write a script/Storyboard
  4. Demonstrate, Evaluate
    1. Show to colleagues
    2. Gather feedback

 

Technical Demo:

Adding Media into WeVideo

Creating a new folder

Uploading from FB, Computer….

Starting a new project

Edits

Videos

Project media

Members

Edit settings, delete permissions

Editing Video

Video, Audio Tracks

Adding media to tracks

Voice Overs

Adding additional video/audio tracks

Exporting Final Project

 

Project Examples:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl7-abQNqjs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_4uugDuCg0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.wevideo.com/academy

 

Understanding Copyright:

 

http://mediaeducationlab.com/sites/mediaeducationlab.com/files/Section1understandingcopyright2009.pdf