Google Apps training material

I often am asked to come to a school and provide a basic Google Apps for Education (GAFE) training during a faculty meeting.  Below is the sequence and activities that I use for a 2 hour training.  Feel free to use or adapt as needed. Google Apps for Education (GAFE)  http://goo.gl/KbhjhE Activity 1:  Getting Started

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Timeline JS – open source timeline tool

Below is an example of a timeline I made using Timeline JS. TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually, rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.  For my sample, I created the images in Haiku Deck.  Then I exported them to PowerPoint so

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Library of Congress is on Pinterest!

I am always trying to get my students to use primary source documents for their projects and have often sent them off to the Library of Congress website to browse their collections. Did you know that the Library of Congress has a Pinterest page?  This page makes is SO EASY for students to browse the

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Creative iPad apps from Adobe

Adobe has released some great iPad apps and I have been creating samples to share with my faculty. Adobe Voice Voice is a free iPad app that helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas

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NCCE2015

Ideas swimming around in my head after attending #NCCE2015   Goals: Put in for funding to upgrade our version of Photoshop so students can design for the 3D printer Make another Infographic with Illustrator Purchase Sphero balls for Makerspace Plan out initial ideas for start-up incubator space Share Joe Dockery’s iPad Arts and Creation website

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NCCE 2015 Technology Educator of the Year

At the #NCCE2015 conference I was surprised and honored to be selected as the NCCE 2015 Technology Educator of the Year.  I have been attending or presenting at the NCCE conference for over 15 years and am thrilled to be part of this organization.  I have seen it grown over the years to know include hands-on

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NCCE 2015 conference sessions

Next week I will be presenting at NCCE 2015 … Wednesday 2hr workshop – Extend Learning using Online Discussion Forums Extend learning by using online discussion forums with middle and high schools students.  Provide opportunities for your students to demonstrate their understanding of concept presented in class, have conversations with their peers, debate topics in a safe

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Digital Learning Day

    Digital Learning Day – Friday, March 13th – happened to fall during our school theme week this year.  With already a ton of extra scheduled events to explore social justice issues around water, I wanted to find a simple but fun way to celebrate Digital Learning Day. Since we went 1:1 with iPads

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Narrated Slideshows (pt 2)

Notes from our Narrated Slideshow professional development session at school: Narrated Slideshows give students an authentic voice to a  larger audience.  It raises the engagement level by providing an alternate to the traditional “write a paper” lesson.  Consider having students create narrated slideshows vs. listening to 30 presentations during class.  Embed the videos on a

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Using iMovie for Narrated Speeches

My Multimedia class is considered a “Communications credit” since students learn how to communicate through visual images, web design, multimedia and spoken word.  One of the assignments is to prepare a speech orally in class and another is to create a narrated speech using iMovie.  Below are the directions I give to my students on

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ADE Class of 2015 Application

I am applying for the Apple Distinguished Educator program for 2015.  There are many reasons why I want to be involved in this program.  Its not about the title or its exclusiveness. Now that we are completely immersed in our 1:1 environment at my school, I am looking for a professional community where I can

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ISTE 2015 – Unleash the Power of Your iPad with “App Smashing”

Join me at #ISTE2015 and come play and learn the power of App Smashing, the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a new and creative final task or project. We’ll put together fun combinations of apps to use with middle and high school formative assessments, presentations and student work.

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Schoology Workflow on the iPad with Notability and Google Docs

A video to showcase how teachers at La Salle Prep are using Schoology with their students, including integration with Notability and Google Drive. Schoology Workflow video – watch on YouTube

8 Facets of Learning

A team of teachers and administrators at my school identified 8 FACETS of LEARNING as part of our 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative where we feel that mobile devices could really impact student learning.  This is not an exhaustive list but represents how we need to really look beyond the iPad as a  consumer device and look for

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Photoshop video playlist

This is my collection of Photoshop editing videos that I use in my Multimedia/ Web Development class at La Salle Prep.  I find it very useful to make these screencast videos using Camtasia.  I use the videos to introduce the editing concepts in class and then the students use them for review whenever they need

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