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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Big Ideas About TEaCHING & Learning: 3 Ways To Use Google Sites

Google Docs is an application that allows users to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with all school stakeholders (students, parents, faculty & staff, administration, board, and community).

Google Forms is an application that allows users to create forms (interactive documents that facilitate data collection). All data entered into the form is automatically entered into a downloadable spreadsheet!

Google Calendar is an application that facilitates the efficient managing and sharing of events.

Google Mail (GMail) is a multi-faceted communication tool.

Google Talk is a text, voice, and video chat application. When used wisely, it can facilitate powerful, positive communication between school stakeholders.

Google Sites is a service that allows you to build and to maintain Web sites. Imagine being able to publish ...

  1. Classroom and School Websites. Google sites allows you to easily create, edit, and publish classroom Web sites - with embedded features like calendars and videos!
  2. Student Electronic Portfolios. Archive and showcase student work (like projects and reports) in a portfolio that students can maintain even after they leave your class! This documentation of their work can be a powerful tool - especially during their senior year, when they will be completing scholarship and college applications.
  3. School Curricula / Class Syllabi. Share your approach to instruction with your students, their parents, administrators, and even board members!

To Learn More ...
  1. Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps (Slide Presentation - 54 Slides)
  2. Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps (Professional Development Webinar - 58 minutes, 52 seconds)
Please share your thoughts on these "Big Ideas" and best practices by leaving comments below. Email us or follow us on Twitter @dbrowndbrown to submit your own "Big Ideas" and best practices!
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