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Fast Hacks Using Google for Productivity

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Wednesday, June 26, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: 122B

Dr. Desiree Alexander  
People's Choice winner. This is THE session for all educators to combine their knowledge of Google products to help organize and manage workflow. All educators benefit from learning best practices (and tips/tricks) that help when increasing productivity. This fast-paced session will have educators using these tools before they leave the session.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants should have an active Google account. Please bring a laptop, Chromebook or Macbook.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.
For Educators:
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to have participants analyze their usage of various Google tools and to increase their work productivity while using these tools. Educators can learn how to use the tools they are using more effectively and can learn about more tools that they can incorporate to make their day-to-day tasks easier and teach their students how to do this as well.

Objectives:
1. The participant will analyze if they are using the right Google tool for what they are trying to accomplish.
2. The participant will analyze if they are using Google tools in the most productive way.
3. The participant will be able to complete the following skills in the following Google tools:
Chrome
• Omnibox
• Rubik Cube
• Sign in to multiple accounts
• Bookmarks
• Pinned Tabs
Templates
• Find Templates
• Create Templates
Explore Button
• Show that each has one
Drive
• Create a folder
• Use Starred
• Use number system to move folders to top
• Moving files in folders using side panel
• Color Coding Files
Calendar
• Creating Appointment slots
• Add attachment to calendar invite
• Sharing calendar with free/busy
• Add Hangouts to calendar invite
• Move date by dragging
Forms
• Password/Response Validation
• File Upload
Keep
• Creating lists
• Create reminders
Sheets
• Sum/Function
• Sort
• Filter
• Text Wrapping
• Conditional Formatting
Slides
• Presentation tools
• Speaker notes
• Expanding the screen
• PearDeck
• Slides Carnival
Classroom
• Mention for meetings
Extensions—Top 12 for Productivity
• Auto Text Expander
• Boomerang
• WiseStamp
• AdBlock
• Extensity
• Google Docs Quick Create
• Print Friendly & PDF
• Kami
• Save to Google Drive
• Share to Classroom
• Bit.ly
• Floating for YouTube Extension

Evidence of Success:
-Participant being able to do the above skills
-Evaluation of session
-Participant participation
-Participant will be able to use Google tools more productively

Outline

Introduction 5 mins
Fast hacks 55 mins (or more if I have more time)with audience participation
Chrome
• Omnibox
• Rubik Cube
• Sign in to multiple accounts
• Bookmarks
• Pinned Tabs
Templates
• Find Templates
• Create Templates
Explore Button
• Show that each has one
Drive
• Create a folder
• Use Starred
• Use number system to move folders to top
• Moving files in folders using side panel
• Color Coding Files
Calendar
• Creating Appointment slots
• Add attachment to calendar invite
• Sharing calendar with free/busy
• Add Hangouts to calendar invite
• Move date by dragging
Forms
• Password/Response Validation
• File Upload
Keep
• Creating lists
• Create reminders
Sheets
• Sum/Function
• Sort
• Filter
• Text Wrapping
• Conditional Formatting
Slides
• Presentation tools
• Speaker notes
• Expanding the screen
• PearDeck
• Slides Carnival
Classroom
• Mention for meetings
Extensions—Top 12 for Productivity
• Auto Text Expander
• Boomerang
• WiseStamp
• AdBlock
• Extensity
• Google Docs Quick Create
• Print Friendly & PDF
• Kami
• Save to Google Drive
• Share to Classroom
• Bit.ly
• Floating for YouTube Extension
Closing/Evaluation 5 minutes

Supporting research

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/using-google-to-maximize-student-organization-and-productivity/

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/awesome-productivity-tools-for-back-to-school

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/google-tools-for-educators/

https://edu.academia.co.uk/10-benefits-using-google-apps-education/

https://www.causeartist.com/7-everyday-google-tools-that-are-facilitating-both-teaching-and-learning/

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Presenters

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Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC

Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator. She is the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana and Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC. She is a 2017 Young Professional Initiative 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers, 2017 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator for Louisiana, 2016 A+PEL Member of the Year, 2015 Librarian of the Year for Louisiana Librarian Association, and the 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators among other honors. Learn more: www.educatoralexander.com.

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