Get Going with Google APPS
Return to Tech Liaison Meetings
Dates:
April 6th for PDN Grant Teachers
April 13th for Tech Liaisons and Library Media Specialists

Book Suggestion:
Retool Your School: The Educator's Essential Guide to Google's Free Power Apps

Minutes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1swsXixMQrNHO0P-FQpqRNm2pUYxuJWYa_NnuuF-o8QI/edit?hl=en&authkey=COTeyJcG

Agenda for Tech Liaisons & Library Media Specialists

Facilitators:
Lisa Nielsen, Technology Innovation Manager
Carolyn Semet, Technology Innovation Specialist
Evan O'Donnell, Online space creation extraordinaire - Teaching Matters
Time
Topic
Resources
8:30

Welcome / Sign In

JOIN our learning network if you are not a member: http://ted21c.ning.com/

READ
Top Ten Reasons to get Google Apps for your school
Google Case Study: CS 339
Google Case Study Saline Area Schools
Read how Kathleen Gerard uses Google with her students
9:00

How Google is Used in Schools


Saline Area Schools
K-12"Google Apps has worked out better than I could have ever imagined. We expected a more reliable, stable, and virus-free email. But we got more – a suite of integrated collaborative applications that are being used by teachers and in our classrooms. "Scot Graden, Superintendent
WATCH AND RESPOND
What did you see in the videos on Google-using schools that you would like to bring back to your own school?
How_Google_Saved_A_School.png
Watch This Video


9:25

What is a Google Doc?



Review and vote on
Ideas for Using Google Docs
Find one idea that you like and will use and share at Ideas for Using Google Docs
9:30

Creating a Google Doc

Be aware:
  • Works best with Firefox (free download) or Google Chrome

  • Be sure not to overwrite it each other.
    • Notice there are different colors/cursors to prevent this.
    • Discuss setting up different areas of the doc for participants to contribute.

Additional Reading
Model for participants:
• Create a Google Doc
• Auto Save feature (NOTE: This feature is enabled once you give your document a title)
• Sharing and Publishing- establishes a url for the document for anyone to view online, can unpublish at any time
• Adding collaborators to share
• Creating a Tinyurl
• Chat - discussions are real-time online chats that are not archived, they can be viewed when working on the document, but once it is closed, the discussions are deleted
• Comments/Peer Review
• Using tables for students to contribute
  • Create a table:
    • Top - Principal, Teacher, Students, Self
    • Side - Number 1 - # of participants
Example: PLN Powers Activate! Tech Teacher Taps Into Virtual Department To Create Curriculum Map http://t.co/pM954hV

Activity
Participants practice collaborating on a Google doc using chat and inserting comments.
  • Next to your number indicate how G-docs could be used by members in your school.
  • Comment on someone else's idea
  • Chat as you are writing
  • Ask for note-taking volunteer for different time during the rest of the day.

10:00

Google Presentation and OTHER Google Tools

1. Explore the Google Products Page.
2. Pick a product you would like to explore.
3. Indicate your choice at this survey link.
4. Visit this link to see if anyone else picked the product you did.
o If they did, work together. If not, work alone.
5. You will have about 20 minutes to explore the product and create a slide corresponding to the row at the above link.
6. If you finish early, explore another tool.
Activity
Contribute to a Google Presentation while learning about other Google Tools.









10:30

Google Forms and Spreadsheets


Additional Reading
Model
  • Create a form with Name, email, favorite idea for using Google forms
  • Show the different templates available and question types
  • Embed in this wiki
  • Recipients can complete form without an email or logging in
  • Show how anyone can be invited to update/add to results

Activity


Google Form Results in spreadsheet

11:00
**Google at P.S. 116 with Kathleen Gerard**


11:30
Lunch


12:15

What is Google Apps for Education?


12:50

Create a Google Account

Create a regular google account
(not google apps!)
  • Use your doe email.
  • Need a volunteer to model (10 minutes)

1:00

Google Sites


2:00

Google Apps Implementation

3:15
Wrap Up
Questions / Commentary / Final Thoughts

PLEASE COMPLETE our survey
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: Get Going with Google Apps
3:30
Adjourn
Education Community**

Resources for Using Gmail, Calendar, and Sites

Google Gmail
Google Calendar
Google Sites

More Great Resources!

To get you fired up about all things Google David Andrade ( @daveandcori) has curated a wonderful collection of Google support tools and resources here:

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Agenda for PDN Grant Teachers

Time
Topic
Resources
8:30
Welcome / Sign In
Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
JOIN or Login
to our learning network if you are not a member: http://ted21c.ning.com/

READ
Top Ten Reasons to get Google Apps for your school
Google Case Study: CS 339
Google Case Study Saline Area Schools
Read how Kathleen Gerard uses Google with her students
9:00
Welcome
Carolyn Semet, Technology Innovation Specialist
csemet@schools.nyc.gov

Saline Area Schools K-12
"Google Apps has worked out better than I could have ever imagined. We expected a more reliable, stable, and virus-free email. But we got more – a suite of integrated collaborative applications that are being used by teachers and in our classrooms. "
Scot Graden, Superintendent
WATCH AND RESPOND
What did you see in the videos on Google-using schools that you would like to bring back to your own school?
How_Google_Saved_A_School.png
Watch ThisVideo


9:30
NYC DOE SCHOOLS USING GOOGLE APPS for Ed Schoolwide

CIS 339
Marta Valle High School

Who's on the map around the Globe
Find other Google Apps educators & students around the world.

10:00
Set up Your Google Account
  • Creating a Google account (not a gmail account) using DOE email
  • Model with a volunteer
  • Participants will do the same (can access docs with your gmail account)
10:15
What is a Google Doc?

10:30
Creating a Google Doc

Be aware:
  • Safari or Internet Explorer does not fully support G-docs. Use Firefox (free download)*


  • Be sure not to overwrite it each other.
    • Notice there are different colors/cursors to prevent this.
    • Discuss setting up different areas of the doc for participants to contribute.
Model for participants:
• How to create a Google Doc
• Auto Save feature (NOTE: This feature is enabled once you give your document a title)
• Adding collaborators to share
• Discussing work that is done - discussions are real-time online chats that are not archived, they can be viewed when working on the document, but once it is closed, the discussions are deleted
• Publishing - establishes a url for the document for anyone to view online, can unpublish at any time

Read


Activity
Participants practice collaborating on a Google doc using chat and inserting comments.
  • Find one or two other participants to be in your group.
  • Decide who will create the document. Invite the other two members.
  • Create a g-doc that indicates how your principal, teachers, and students might use Google docs to improve literacy instruction.
    • Keep in mind a focus in reading/writing.
  • Decide who will work on each piece. Note you will want to make a section for each in advance so that you are not overwriting each other.
  • Use chat as you are writing.
  • Comment when writing is complete and revise.
  • Make your doc accessible to "anyone with the link."

Review and vote on
5 or more Ideas for Using Google Docs
10:45
Break
Complete the form below during the break.


11:00
Creating Surveys with Google Forms
**Read
Model
  • Participants have input information into a sample form created by the facilitator
  • View the spreadsheet with the data.
  • Show how to create a form and the different templates available and question types
  • Recipients can complete form without an email or logging in
  • Show participants how they can embed the form into an email or wiki page.

Activity:
  • Participants create a survey for their school or class.
  • Optional: embed in a wiki or webpage
11:30
A Glimpse into Google Drawing
Model
  • Creating a Google Drawing.
  • Split the drawing into sections.
  • Share to "Anyone with a Link"
  • Invite participants to contribute.
  • Discuss that depending on assignment could consider different ink colors.
12:00
LUNCH

12:50
Google Presentations
Read
Getting started with Google Presentations

View a Sample
Innovation Field Trip Google Presentation


Model
How to create a Google Presentation
How to share : email, publish or embed
1:20
Explore OTHER Google Tools

1. Explore the Google Products Page.
2. Pick a product you would like to explore.
3. Indicate your choice at this survey link.
4. Visit this link to see if anyone else picked the product you did.
o If they did, work together. If not, work alone.
5. You will have 30 minutes to explore the product and create a slide corresponding to the row at the above link.
o For a sample, see the next slide.
6. If you finish early, explore another tool.
7. Present what you found with the class.
Activity
Contribute to a Google Presentation while learning about other Google Tools.



1:45
Try other Google Tools and Share

  • Spreadsheets
  • Translate
  • Google Voice
  • Picasa
Try
A tool you are interested in.

Share
how you will use a Google Tool to innovate learning.

Discuss
What are you most excited about bringing back to your school.
Quick round the room. One sentence.
In what way are you most excited about using Google docs, drawing, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations.
2:15
Putting it all together
Model
Creating folders to organize your docs
2:30
Google Templates
Google Templates instead of creating from scratch
  • Browse template types
  • Model template creation
  • Use and modify an existing template OR create your own template

2:50
Google Demo Slam
Vote for your favorite Google Tools * http://www.demoslam.com

3:00
What is Google Apps for Education?
Overview

If your school wants to launch Google Apps
  • You or a designee can come at noon on April 13th

3:15
Wrap Up
Register for next month's class and view upcoming meetings:
Questions / Commentary / Final Thoughts

PLEASE COMPLETE our survey
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: Get Going with Google Apps
3:30
Adjourn

See additional resources below.


NYC DOE Google Geeks
  • Jason Levy or someone from his school
  • Thea Laforestrie
  • Nick Rubinfier can present Google Sketchup
  • Susan Ettenheim
  • Wilson & Tracy from MVHS