Class 6: Design Learning with Google Sites

Design Learning with Google sites

In today’s class we’ll learn how to create a website using Google sites. Sites are free and become part of your content stored in Google Drive. Sites can easily showcase content you have created using Google docs, slides, forms, MyMaps, Tour Creator or YouTube videos. Note: be sure to use the new (not classic) google sites.

We will begin by exploring some Hyperdoc lesson ideas (learning activities designed using the Google Suite.) Then we will have some basic instruction on creating a Google site and importing content from a variety of sources.

Assignment 5: Design a Google site | Sites 20-A6

Working solo or with a partner, design a learning activity that is supported by Google site. The Google site and WordPress elements

1. Google site – Start Page (Home Page)
Be sure to include:

  • Unique header image
  • Title of the lesson
  • Author (s) of the lesson
  • Target student group. Grade, course
  • Lesson context? – for example – introduction, pre-assessment, part of bigger unit, etc
  • The intent of the lesson –  for example – what would students know or be able to do? Or what feedback would teacher gain?

2. Google siteAt least 5 additional pages that provide resources and activities for the students
Be sure to include:

  • Unique header image for each of the pages
  • A pre or post assessment using a Google form
  • At least 4 content elements from the following Google suite: Slides, Forms, Docs, My Maps, Tour Creator, YouTube Videos (made by someone else)

3. A WordPress post that showcases the site.
Be sure to include:

  • Fun title and featured image
  • An image of the site that serves as hyperlink (see how to video below)
  • A brief write up about the site that includes – material from your start page list above

Resources

How to create an image link to your Google site and put it into WordPress

Get started with Google Sites


G Sites Learning Center


Class 5: Create Interactive Lessons with Google Docs and Forms

Create Interactive Lessons with Google Docs and Forms

Today’s class will explore how to use Google Docs and Forms to create interactive student lessons, Class will begin by reviewing some sample lessons:

We will discuss how they can be used in the classroom in a variety of ways. Then we will review how to create both Docs and Forms.


Assignment 5: Design a Lesson Using a G Doc or Form | Google form Lessons 20-A5

Students will design a lesson and embed it in a blog post. The post should include the following:

Note: this lesson could be designed for a real or hypothetical class

  1. Featured image and fun title
  2. Target student group. Grade, course
  3. Lesson context? – for example – introduction, pre-assessment, part of bigger unit, etc
  4. What tech set up would students use? – for example – 1:1? Learning stations, etc
  5. The intent of the lesson – for example – what would students know or be able to do? Or what feedback would teacher gain?
  6. How G Doc or G Form will be used to help achieve lesson intent.
  7. Embedded G Doc or G Form

Resources – How to GEt Embed codes (Then use with HTML SNippets)

How to get an embed code for a Google Form – Follow steps to get embed code to use with HTML Snippets to embed in WordPress

How to get an embed code for a Google Doc

To embed a Doc into your blog, open the document. Select the Publish to the Web under the File menu.

Click the Publish button.

Then copy the embed code and use with HTML Snippets to embed in WordPress

Class 12: Google Hackathon

In today’s class we will explore the ever-changing world of Google apps for education. I’ve created a Google site with a section devoted to Google tools – docs, forms, MyMaps, slides, sites and more. After spending some time exploring the resources, students will have the chance to create an activity using a Google app.

Assignments
  1. Use a Google tool to design an activity. Create a blog post that explains the intent of the activity and includes an embedded version of the Google tool.
  2. Prepare for using iBooks Author to showcase your critical thinking lesson. Check this page for getting your content ready for using iBooks Author

Image credit: Google photos icon link

Class 1: What do you want to learn about edtech?

edtech - what do you want to learn?

Image credit: Jason Michael Mac Keyboard

First off we’ll explore our ED 424 goals and foundations.

For our intro we will explore the question “What do you want to learn about edtech?” We’ll split into four groups and each use a different means of collecting collaboration to gather input on the question – CogglePadlet, a shared Google doc, and an “old school” poster board. Later, each group will present their findings and we will discuss both responses and how the different tools helped or hindered our progress.

Next we will all get logged into our new WordPress account. Students will get a quick overview and be pointed to our YouTube playlist.

Homework

Task 1:  For your first blog post write a reflection on your use of edtech and where you hope to go with it. The post is due by midnight Sunday Jan 22. Read student responses here.

For specific prompts consider some of these (just some ideas starters, you don’t have to write about all of them):

  • What’s my current use of edtech tools in my placement?
  • How does the “tech landscape” of my current placement impact my use of edtech in the classroom?
  • How do the tech skills / demographics of my students impact my use of edtech in the classroom?
  • What are my personal uses of edtech tools to learn and network as an educator?
  • Where do I want to be in my use of edtech tools in 3 years?
  • What are you hoping for in this edtech pilot?

Task 2: Before our 1/26 class, comment on at least 3 student posts. It’s a conversation, not simply a “nice job.”

Student brainstorms completed in class – first 3 enlarge with click

Coggle Brainstorm 1

Coggle Brainstorm 2

Coggle Brainstorm 3