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Redefine Learning in a Google Apps Classroom

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Wednesday, June 29, 10:15–11:15 am
CCC 110

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GAFE has the power to redefine learning! With a variety of Google Apps, your students can be well on their way to collaborating and connect with the world around them! Find out how we use the SAMR Model to help distinguish how teachers and students can use GAFE in the classroom.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: If attendees would like to explore the various Google Apps that will be shared, they will need access to a school issued Google Apps for Education account. We will also be playing Kahoot! which requires a device w/ an internet connection and a web browser.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools and resources
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Communication and collaboration
Students : Creativity and innovation

Related exhibitors: favorites Google, Inc.

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will first be introduced to the SAMR Model, developed by Ruben R. Puentedura, to help teachers consider the effective use of technology in their classroom. The model consists of 4 non-directional levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Participants will gain an understanding of how the model works and how they can use it in their own classroom.

Participants will be shown several typical classroom processes (note taking, research, and reflections & responses), and how different Google apps can be used at the 4 stages of the SAMR model. Emphasis will be given to how teachers can use Google Apps to attain the Redefinition stage.

Participants will also participate in a fun and engaging Kahoot! activity (a web-based quiz) to test their understanding of the SAMR model. They will be provided examples of classroom tasks and will have to determine what stage of the SAMR model is being demonstrated in the task.

At the end of the session, participants will be shown how a variety of other Google Apps can also be used to redefine the learning. Each Google App in this portion will include a handful of projects and lessons ideas.

Resources for how to get started with the different Google Apps will also be shown at the end of the session.


Introduction & session outline (5 min)

What is the SAMR Model? (5 min)

Participants will be introduced to the SAMR Model and it’s 4 stages. Misconceptions will also be discussed.

Sample Google Task (10 min)

Participants will be walked through how a simple task like “note-taking” can be redefined. Ideas of note-taking will be explained at the 4 stages of the SAMR model using several Google Apps. Emphasis on the Redefinition stage will be made.

Kahoot! Activity (web-based quiz) (10 min)

Participants will take part in a Kahoot! quiz. Sample classroom tasks will be given and participants will need to decide what stage of the SAMR model is being demonstrated. Top 3 winners will receive a small prize.

More Google Tasks (15 min)

Participants will be shown two more classroom tasks (“Research Project” & “Reflections & Responses”) and will learn how each task can be performed at the 4 stages of the SAMR model using different Google Apps. Emphasis will be made on the Redefinition stage.

Transform Your Own Projects (15 min)

Participants will be shown even more project and lessons ideas for 9 more Google Apps that can be used to help redefine the learning and teaching in the classroom. Resources on how teachers can “get started” will also be shared.

Supporting research

"Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog." Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. .

"A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning." A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. .

"10 Ways to Take Your Google Apps Activities to the next Level." Ditch That Textbook. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. .

"Center for Teaching." CFT RSS. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. .

"Content." Technology Integration-Will We Know It When We See It? A New Taxonomy. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. .



favorites Michael Fricano II, 'Iolani School

Michael is a Technology Integration Specialist, MakerEd educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and has been presenting on EdTech topics for more than 5 years. Michael enjoys interacting and connecting with like-minded individual through social media and co-hosts the Google+ Live Hangout, EdTech Mixed Plate. He is also President Elect for the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education and a co-founder of EdCamp Honolulu and #EdChatHI.