Use Five Tech Tools To Create an Interactive, Blended-Learning Environment
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
This session demonstrates how to use Google Classroom, Google Slides, Flipgrid, Jamboard and Google Sites to create an interactive, engaging classroom environment. These five tools provide educators with the resources to build blended instruction that includes modeling, collaboration, creation and choice.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Professional developers, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Google account to access Google apps
|Topic:||Distance, online & blended learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Transitioning to a blended environment is stressful for both educators and students. Providing a focus for both educators and learners with the structures and tools to make the transition is critical. This session demonstrates how to use Google Classroom, Google Slides, Flipgrid, Jamboard and Google Sites to create an interactive, engaging classroom environment. These five tools provide educators with the resources to build blended instruction that includes modeling, collaboration, creation and choice.
Utilizing a focused collection of tools will demonstrate how participants can quickly create well planned blended assignments activating their prior knowledge and making connections with teaching practices.
Participants will learn how to structure online content utilizing a focused selection of technology tools.
Participants will see how to use Google Sites along with Google Classroom
Participants will create short Instructional Video Using Flipgrid
Participants will create a Collaborative Activity using Slides or Jamboard
Participants will create a Choice Activity using Google Slides
0:00-0:05 Introduction/overview using Google sites as instructional platform and Google Classroom as the homework manager.
0:05-0:15 Look at instructional building blocks; participants share their building blocks and tech connections via Jamboard
0:15-0:25 Exploration of instructional video using Flipgrid Shorts; participants test the functionality
0:25-0:35 Participants explore choice activities created in Google Slides
0:35-0:40 Participants reflect on Jamboard / verbal share out
0:40-0:50 Participants create on a Collaborative Google slides--demonstrating the ease of collaborative work
0:50-0:60 Putting it all together and answering any questions
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