Wednesday, 27 April 2016

GAFE SUMMIT Vancouver 2016: Resource Jackpot

The 4th annual Google Apps for Education Summit (GAFE) took place this past weekend at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver (April 23 & 24). I have been really fortunate in that I have attended all four of the conferences. This year, much like the years past, did not disappoint. 

The conference attracted roughly 150 participants from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Interior, Calgary and Manitoba. It was fantastic re-acquainting with familiar faces and even meeting people I had only met in the Twitter-sphere.

EdTechTeam did a great job, as always, of producing the event. The presenters and keynotes were top notch. 

Below is a link to a jackpot folder of all session resources. I have compiled the workshop slide decks and also created a doc with pertinent workshop links. The quality of the workshops were excellent and the attached resources are full of great ideas and links.  


Monday, 18 April 2016

Go Go Gadget Using Google Chrome

Hopefully you are reading this because you are either going to the GAFE Summit at Mulgrave School on April 23 & 24 or you are curious about how to seamlessly integrate Google Chrome as a search engine. Well that's just it, Google Chrome is actually so much more than just a search engine. In the session Go Go Gadget Using Google Chrome, I will be leading participants through a variety of ways to use the browser more effectively for teaching and learning.

Below you will find a link to a document that outlines the many ways Google Chrome can be used to enhance the teaching an learning experience not only for teachers, but also for students.

If you do not have Google Chrome follow this link to get started-Download Google Chrome

Friday, 22 January 2016

Some Useful Google Classroom Resources

Ahead of the #iOSSummit tomorrow at Mulgrave School, I thought I would put together a list of useful Google Classroom Resources. The Google Doc simply contains the resource title and link. There are so many educators out there who are doing innovative things using Google Classroom and I thought putting a few in the same place might come in handy for those teachers who are just diving into this fantastic teaching tool.

Google Classroom Resources 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

iOS iPad Summit Mulgrave 2016

Here are the resources for my presentation on Google Classroom 101. This presentation is an introduction to Google Classroom. Below you will find a link to the Google Slide presentation as well as the slide deck itself.

Please feel free to view and/or make a copy and see how you see fit.

Google Classroom has transformed my classroom workflow in numerous ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Announcements-daily announcements regarding assigned work, homework or general reminders
  • Assignments-Classroom easily allows the creation and sharing of files like Google Docs, Slides etc. It even creates a copy, names it and files it. Assignments include a due date, commenting and editing rights as well as grading options
  • Questions-Classroom question function allows teachers to pose questions in which students can easily respond to. This is a great way to gather formative assessment information
  • Calendar-Assignments are automatically added to Google Calendar
  • Resources-under the About section all course materials are loaded for easy referral and reference Slide Presentation