It’s Day 3 of Meg Ormiston’s tech camp (participants include CSD’s Nancy George and Bertha Richardson, pictured)! Topic of the day: Google. To see more photos from today’s session, visit our Facebook page.
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?
(1) GMLP Media Literacy Mini Conference: Pedagogy & Production
(2) Web 2.0 for the Common Core
(3) Teaching + Learning Today with Technology
(4) A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson on Digital Learning & Creativity
(5) Apply for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago
Tags: Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Google Teacher Academy, Pedagogy & Production, Sir Ken Robinson
Apply by June 10 for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago, which takes place over two days on July 24-25, 2013. Educators who attend the Academy become Google Certified Teachers. GCTs are:
- Outstanding educators with a passion for using innovative technologies and approaches to improve teaching and learning.
- Creative leaders who understand opportunities and challenges, and have a desire to help empower others in their local community and beyond.
- Ambassadors for change who model high expectations, life-long learning, collaboration, equity, and innovation.
Approximately 50 innovative educators from around the world are selected to attend each GTA based on the merits of their online application. Applicants include classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology specialists, librarians, administrators, professional trainers, and other education professionals who actively serve the world’s primary and secondary teachers and students. Learn all the details here.
Tags: Google Certified Teacher, Google Teacher Academy
The Common Core State Standards call for technology to be integrated seamlessly into instruction, thereby empowering students to publish online, critically evaluate Internet resources and use and understand multi-media’s impact on instruction. Did you know that you could use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment? Are you interested in creating a variety of online forms for assessment through surveys, quizzes, and questionnaires? Would you like to create classroom drawings or charts to access anytime or anywhere?
Come learn on March 25 about Google Drive and discover how these online collaborative environments can expand your classroom, save you time and help students meet the Common Core. Learn Advanced Search techniques, develop a Custom Search Engine, and discover easier ways to find images, resources and websites. You’ll learn how Google Drive and other Google Apps can support learning 24/7.
Cost: $95 CSD member; $135 non-member
One graduate credit available through Lindenwood University for $60!
PRE-REQUISITE: You must have a Google Account and/or Gmail.
Tags: Common Core State Standards, Google Apps, Google Drive