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Top 10 Google Add-Ons You Wish You Knew About Earlier!

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Lisa Brockmeyer  
Evan Osgood  
Morlan Osgood  

Join us and check out our top 10 list! That's the top 10 Google add-ons that our teachers love! Our Google certified educator will introduce each add-on and explain why it hits our top 10 list and how you can get it.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Bringing a laptop is preferred if you have one available. If not, another electronic device would be useful. You are welcome to join us even without a device, we'll share a link to our Top 10 List that you can go back and check out at your convenience.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Leader
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Collaborator
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this Creation Lab is to provide teachers with technology resources they can use immediately. We will share our Top 10 List of Google Add-Ons and how teachers can access them. We’ll review what each one does and give a brief example. Teachers from our local presentations have been very excited and appreciative to use these new tools to improve their productivity and their ability to provide individualized learning for students.

Success will be if each teacher leaves with at least 2 new Add-Ons they can use!

Outline

- 5 minutes of introductions, overview of format, and take aways
- 50 minutes of demonstrating the Add-Ons and answering questions
- 5 minutes of wrap-up

Questions will be answered in an interactive format as time allows. Add-Ons will be grouped so each group can have 10 minutes for demonstration and questions. Written directions and links will also be provided for each of the Add-Ons for future reference. This session could easily be extended to 90 minutes by adding more discussion time or covering more Add-Ons.

After each group we will do a quick show of hands to see how many attendees think they can use one of those Add-ons in the next week. Historically, about 90% of the teachers say they can use at least 3 of the Add-ons the next day!

Supporting research

Teachers we have worked with have struggled with the time commitment to grade and provide feedback to each student on each assignment, especially in this new virtual environment. By combining some of these Add-ons and just learning that they exist, our teachers have saved on average over an hour a night in "homework".

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Presenters

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Lisa Brockmeyer, STEMs For Youth
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Evan Osgood, STEMs For Youth.org
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Morlan Osgood, STEMs For Youth

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