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Is Google DRIVE-ing you Crazy? From Google Docs to Google Presentations to Google Sites, Google provides more than a search engine and G-Mail accounts. Learn about the many functions and applications of Google Drive that will take you one step closer to the 21st century classroom. Bring a laptop and a G-Mail account and get ready to DRIVE through Google!!! Presenters: Monica Martin, Heather Martin, & Lynn Potter-Caldwell County Schools-Lenoir, NC


  • 1.Is Google DRIVE-ing You Crazy? Heather Martin Monica Martin 7th Grade ELA teacher Instructional Facilitator Hudson Middle School Gamewell Middle and Happy Valley Caldwell County Schools Caldwell County Schools

2. Lets Poll! 3. Learning Targets KNOW: Know how to access and utilize the many features of google drive. DO: Explore google documents (docs, presentations, forms, sheets, and drawing) and find ways to use them to enhance instruction. Understand: Understand how google drive can impact your instruction and your effectiveness as a teacher of 21st century learners. 4. Future-Ready Students for the 21st Century Every student uses technology to access and demonstrate new knowledge and skills that will be needed as a life-long learner to be competitive in a constantly changing international environment. Every teacher will have the skills to deliver 21st Century content in a 21st Century context with 21st Century tools and technology that guarantees student learning. Twenty-first century technology and learning tools are available and are supported by school facilities that have the capacity for 21st Century learning. 5. Creating Contact Lists Log in to your gmail account On the upper left, click the drop-down arrow key beside Mail and choose Contacts Slide down the list and click New Group Name your group (could be students, parents, teachers, etc) 6. Creating Contact Lists Now that you have created groups, lets add some contacts to them While still in contacts view, look to the left and find the word contacts. Below it you should see a list of My Contact, including the group(s) you just created. Click on one of the groups youve created, and then look at the top left of the white contact box Find the head and torso icon with a plus beside it. Click it to add contacts. Type the emails of the contacts for that group into the box that generates, then click Add Repeat the process for any groups that you would like to populate with emails. 7. Why Create Contact Lists? Create a group for parents to facilitate quick e-mails and newsletters Create a group for students to push out assignments, including google docs Create a list of groups within your school or district that you e-mail frequently 8. Google Drive--How to Get There Go to gmail, then click the 3x3 block icon in the upper right of your screen Within the drive screen, you will see documents that you have created or opened. If someone has shared it, but you havent opened it, it wont appear until you click shared with me Click Create to access the many drive options 9. Google Drive--Documents From Create, click Documents to access a new google doc Name the document by clicking in the upper left (Untitled Document) Use the document like a word doc (similar toolbar) Try clicking tools and scrolling down to research A research bar populates on the left. Search for images and documents; even set the citation format by clicking the small drop down arrow below the search bar When considering a site, hover at the bottom to cite, insert a link, and/or preview (citations appear as footnotes but can easily be copied and pasted to a Works Cited page) Advanced users: Click Add-ons, then scroll down to Get Add-ons TONS of free add-ons that, once added, will appear in your add-on cache for all future google docs that you create or open. Access the add-ons as necessary within a google doc by going to add-ons and clicking the one you want to use Student sample doc 10. Google Drive--Presentations From Create click Presentations Use presentations like powerpoints Share presentations and work on them collaboratively (great student option) Use the research tool to drag in images. An image that has been dragged in becomes a link. The viewer can click on the image and go straight to the images source site 11. Google Drive--Spreadsheets From Create click Spreadsheets Use spreadsheets much like spreadsheets in excel 12. Google Drive--Forms From Create click Forms Choose a theme and title your form Write your questions and/or help text (students LOVE help text when using forms for assignments) Change the question type by clicking the dropdown at Multiple Choice, or use multiple choice and fill in your answer choices (add more answer choices by clicking add other) Continue to add items and click done when complete Click Send form to push the form out through e-mail, or choose embed to get a link to copy and paste to an e-mail or website At the top of the form, click View Responses to access the spreadsheet with responses 13. Google Drive--Forms Use forms as surveys OR for classroom assignments Run the flubaroo script to grade work Go to flubaroo to get the script and view a 3 minute video then a tutorial to talk you through using the script for grading purposes For future google forms as class assignments, the flubaroo script will appear in the toolbar (if you followed the instructions on To access it, just click and follow through 14. Google Drive--Drawing Use drawing like Microsoft Publisher Create text boxes to type in that can be easily moved around the canvas Insert images (remember the research tool and the click and drag feature) Prepare students for Smarter Balanced Assessments by creating click and drag assignments Create an assignment for students and have them work together but at separate computers Let them fight it out as they click and drag, even using the Comments button to justify choices and try to get classmates to agree Make it a quick game and have them work silently to try to achieve correct answers 15. Google Drive--Sharing To share a document, click share then type in e-mail addresses of recipients Watch their access. You might want them to ONLY have permission to view, not edit You can also share by giving people the link Go to share, then change private to Anyone with the Link or Public on the Web Click Done to save changes If you want to push out a document to all students for them to work in (like a student handout), share it, but make sure they can only VIEW. Have students open the document and go to File, then Make a Copy They can edit the copy. Name it immediately so that when they share it back with you it reflects the owners name 16. Google Drive--Simple Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom Create a google slideshow for a topic with ONLY headers and minimal information. Share the slideshow with all students, ask them to make a copy, and have them work through their reading material and respond within each frame Create a google slideshow with only headers, and share it with one member of each group. Each group would be responsible for one frame, and they can use the frame to write down their analyses or syntheses of the material for the day. As each group finishes, the slideshow becomes a platform for whole class sharing as each group stands to explain its frame 17. Google Drive--Simple Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom Use a google spreadsheet for project submissions. When students complete projects using online digital platforms, have them copy and paste the url for their projects into a form. Share the form with the whole class, and have students view projects and write comments in the cells. Use google docs for all writing assignments. Use the comments feature in google docs instead of the red pen. You can even download Kaizena (an add-on), which will allow you to record VOICE comments. 18. Google Drive Apps Go to Create then Connect More Apps at the very bottom Search for LucidChart Diagram Connect the app, and allow it to access information Create a New LucidChart Try selecting Standard, then Venn Diagrams Marzanos research says that when students compare similarities and differences, they comprehend 34% more Also try flowcharts and mindmaps Try a blank document and drag in the features on the left to create your own document 19. Google Drive Powtoons Go to Google Drive Click Create Click Connect More Apps Click the drop down beside All and Go to education Wow! So many Apps! Choose Powtoons 20. Google Drive Powtoons Learn About Google Drive Math Properties 21. Google Drive Go to Create, then connect more apps, then search for Simplebooklet My Example: World War I Vocabulary and Concepts Try Loupe Collage 22. Google Drive Why spend all this time on student presentations? Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge 23. And When Google REALLY Drives You Crazy... Use Weebly to manage your classroom and communicate with students and parents.