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CANCELLED: Your Google Ecosystem

[Participate and share : Interactive lecture]

Tuesday, June 28, 4:00–5:00 pm

favoritesKyle Brumbaugh  favoritesElizabeth Brumbaugh  
Learn to use Google to distribute, collect, grade and inform all of your students, their families and your colleagues.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: All of the tools that are presented in this session are connected to Google Apps for Education accounts, therefore a Google Apps account is required for all attendees to access all of the information presented during the session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session is designed to assist all educators in using Google tools, along with other ancillary 3rd party applications, to facilitate student learning and providing easy access to curriculum. In addition, the ability to provide additional curriculum to support intervention and enrichment programs for students will be presented. The ability of the teacher to identify, provide and personalize the learning experience for students is the strength of this session and approach. The presentation will provide skills to assist teachers in finding and accessing content rich web based applications which will allow students to learn, interact with course content and develop their own original content to meet the Common Core Standards.


Introduction of presenters and participants and link to online presentation with hyperlinks to all resources, websites and tools to be covered (5 minutes )
Introduction of Google Apps and the entire suite of Google tools

Using Google Classroom (10 minutes )
Google Classroom as a tool to manage the flow of documents back and forth to students. Managing student grades and reporting them back to parents in a timely manner.
Types of Document Sharing within Google Classroom
Focusing Students on web based curriculum during direct instruction using the “Share to Classroom” tool
Integrating Google Calendar to provide support for students and families.
Using Google Sheets as a student gradebook tool and providing feedback to students and families

Using Google Sites as a home (20 minutes)
Google Sites can serve as the main resource for all of your class content, available to students, colleagues and families.
Setting up a general Google Site and reviewing the content of what should go on each page.
Adding and embedding other Google tools into Google Sites to make your class website dynamic and updating on a daily basis.  

Google Calendar - to provide links to each homework assignment embedded inside.
Blogger - a classroom newsletter, authored by the teacher and students, sent to families via e-mail and embedded into the class Google Site.
Google Docs - Access to all homework and written assignments in the appropriate format for students or families.
Google Slides - providing access to lessons, with embedded video to provide additional support to students and their families at home.
Google Sheets - providing families access to up to date grades and the ability to monitor student progress.

Going “Paperlite” and Supporting Student Organization (10 Minutes)
Using simple tools to become "paper-lite" and allowing students and parents to have access to all of the teacher's content at any time.
Developing your classroom “scan station” for students to digitize their work, therefore making it accessible to families quickly and easily.

Using Extensions, Add-ons and ancillary tools to extend the value of Google Apps. (10 minutes )

Review, reflection and Q & A (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Anderson, Rebecca S., et al. "Supporting Young Writers through the Writing Process in a Paperless Classroom." Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings (2014): 337.

Bempechat, Janine, and David J. Shernoff. "Parental influences on achievement motivation and student engagement." Handbook of research on student engagement. Springer US, 2012. 315-342.

Dearing, Eric, Erin Sibley, and Hoa Nha Nguyen. "Achievement Mediators of Family Engagement in Children’s Education: A Family–School–Community Systems Model." Processes and Pathways of Family-School Partnerships Across Development. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 17-39.

Hofstein, Jason D., et al. "Using iPads in the Chemistry Classroom: Focusing on Paperless Education and Identification and Directed use of Pedagogically Directed Applications." (2013).

Raftery, Jacquelyn N., Wendy S. Grolnick, and Elizabeth S. Flamm. "Families as facilitators of student engagement: Toward a home-school partnership model." Handbook of research on student engagement. Springer US, 2012. 343-364.



favorites Kyle Brumbaugh, Foothill College

Kyle Brumbaugh has seen first-hand the effects that technology has on student learning and engagement. Kyle is a Google Certified Innovator and has led variety of professional development sessions for Google, ISTE, & CUE. Over the years, Kyle has had several roles in Educational Technology, including being the Technology Coordinator for a school and a school district, developing a "Technology Arts" department, developing EdTech courses, like Global Communications and serving as a Director of Technology for a school district. Currently, Kyle is the Director - Professional Learning Network at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

favorites Elizabeth Brumbaugh, The Harker School

Elizabeth is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Common Sense Media Lead Learner, Leading Edge Professional Developer, FableVision Ambassador, and Grant-Writer. Her most recent book was Creating a Google Apps Classroom: An Educator’s Cookbook, produced by Shell Publishing and co-authored with four other talented Google Certified Teachers. She was recently honored with the 2015 ACSA (Association for California School Administrators) Technology Administrator of the Year statewide award and works in the Santa Clara County as an Educational Technology Administrator.