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Going Googley: Creating Infographics With Google Drawings

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Wednesday, June 26, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: Room 111

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Cassandra Gartung   Tonja Parkin  
Looking for new ways to have your students integrate technology into formative and summative projects? Discover how to use Google Drawings to have your students create infographics as innovative ideas to showcase and assess their learning. You'll leave with a product you can use immediately.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will need access to a Google Apps for Education account.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Math, Science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

With digital tools and resources increasingly more available in schools, it is more important than ever for educators to be wise consumers of technology in order to create the most authentic learning scenarios for students. Many digital tools are available for a variety of purposes; however, Google Tools such as Google Drawings are one tool with a multitude of uses within the learning setting. Students, in an effort to become more prepared for a global workforce, need to be competent in Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking as it relates to a technological world. This poster session will provide participants with access to 2 Certified Google Trainers who will walk participants through the process of creating relevant and highly engaging products, step-by-step. Additionally, participants can increase their individual levels of technological competence by adding tools into their technology repertoire to use right away. Participants will actively use and interact with Google Drawings under the guidance of the Certified Trainers. Learners will leave the session with a solid understanding of Google Drawings so they can effectively use the tool in their own classrooms.

Outline

1. Participants will receive an overview of Google Drawings and why using Google Drawings is an efficient way to engage students in the 4 C's.
2. Participants will learn how Google Drawings can support all learners, including English Learners.
3. Attendees will be walked through the process of creating a relevant product in Google Drawings.
4. Learners will be shown the many facets of Google Drawings and will be given the opportunity to explore the App themselves while creating their own product.
5. Participants will have access to 2 Google Certified Trainers at all times in order to ask questions and seek assistance with the process as needed.
6. Attendees will be shown several samples used in classrooms and created by other educators in an effort to demonstrate the magnitude of possibilities within Google Drawings.

Supporting research

Framework for 21st Century Learning: http://www.p21.org/about-us/p21-framework
Learning Through Visuals: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-psyched/201207/learning-through-visuals
How To Use Technology to Personalize Learning: https://medium.com/inspired-ideas-prek-12/how-to-use-technology-to-personalize-learning-d442d08418ca

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Presenters

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Cassandra Gartung, Victor Elementary School Distrcit
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Tonja Parkin, Victor Elementary School District

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