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Explore and create
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Explore and create : Workshop

Saturday, June 22, 2:00–3:30 pm
Location: Franklin 5-6-7, Marriott

Susan Stewart  
Even our littlest learners can use the powerful tools offered by Google! Come see how primary students can create in ELA, math and more with Google Docs, MyMaps, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Draw and Classroom. Learn best practices for setting early foundations for infusing modern tools into learning.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: It would be useful to have a Google account, either personal or through an education domain.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Related exhibitors: Google, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Even our littlest learners CAN use technology to create and collaborate using the Google Suite.

There are many misconceptions about the abilities of young students and technology. Some think that because of still-developing fine motor skills, or because young students are not yet able to read, technology is too difficult for children in the primary grades.

In this workshop, participants will explore how tools from the Google Suite can support teaching and learning in the primary classroom. They will leave with a number of templates to use in their classroom, as well as create many samples of their own.

Participants will:
Create a kid-friendly link to share a YouTube video using
Create a Google MyMap about a piece of text or literature they use with their young learners.
Create a Google Doc writing template to share to students.
Create a graphic organizer or digital math manipulatives in Google Slides or Drawings.
Create an autobiographic "about me" book in Google Slides.
Create a collaborative book in Google Slides.


(15 minutes) Intro Google Slides: All About You!
- Participants Share.
(45 minutes) Google Classroom and Google Docs for young learners.
-Presenter will share student samples
-Discuss best practices
-Participants will create samples
-Share (Post link on autobiographical Slide)
(15 minutes) YouTube and Google Classroom
-Tips for safe use of YouTube
-YouTube Search Filters
-Embedding YouTube into Google Content to simplify YouTube viewing.
-Participants will create a Viewpure link.
(30 minutes) Google My Maps and Literature or Informational Text
- All-participants will collaborate on a My Map by filling out a Google form that will be imported into My Maps.
-Presenter will share student/classroom samples
-Discuss best practices
-Participants will create a MyMap
-Share (Post link on autobiographical Slide)
(30 minutes) Google Forms for Little Learners
-Share student samples (votes, question of the day, digital listening centers with embedded YouTube story read-alouds)
-Discuss best practices
(45 minutes) Google Slides and Drawings
-Share student samples (narrative writing, math manipulatives, hyperdoc lessons)
-Discuss best practices
-Create high frequency word readers.

Supporting research

The Kindergarten Common Core Standards state:

"With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers."

Students are being asked to create using digital tools from a very early age. It's our job to put the tools in their hands and give them meaningful opportunities to create. We need to set foundations for learning with modern tools.

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Susan Stewart, Fowler Unified School District

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