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Building Community Virtually Using Google Tools

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 3 of 3, at station "Learning Individualized" within the playground "Google for Education Playground: Creating an Impact"; scroll down to see more details.

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Dr. Rachel Johnson  

Learn about activities, tips and strategies to build community in the virtual classroom using Google tools such as Jamboard, Slides, Forms and more. This session will be driven by participant choice and we will dive through as many as we can!

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In this session, I will share a variety of activities, tips, and strategies that you can use to build community in the virtual classroom using Google Workspace tools such as Jamboard, Slides, Forms, and more. This session will be geared by participant choice - participants will vote on which activities that they want to see and we will dive through as many as we can in the 20 minute session!

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Dr. Rachel Johnson, Halton District School Board

Rachel is an innovation coach with the Halton District School Board in Burlington, ON (west of Toronto). Before her coaching role, she was a secondary science teacher, teaching mostly grades 11 and 12 chemistry. She has over 10 years of teaching experience and is qualified to teach in chemistry, biology, math, SPED, and library. Rachel is also a podcaster (The EduGals Podcast and The Shift Show EDU) and blogger (EduGals.com) as well as a Google Certified Trainer.

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