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Inspiring Creativity Using Google Apps

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "Empowering Students" within the playground "Google for Education Playground: Creating an Impact"; scroll down to see more details.

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Evan Mosier  

When students are provided with a Chromebook, what amazing content can they create? With a few Google apps and a variety of options, the creative possibilities for projects is endless. This playground will show you how to inspire creativity in ALL learners!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac, PC, Chromebook
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of this presentations, participants will be able to:

- Understand the basic (and some advanced) uses of Google Drawings and Google Slides
- Develop a project idea for their classroom
- Utilize some lesser known tools of Drawings and Slides
- Create a lesson idea for implementation of this lesson in their own classroom

This was a project that has been done at the intermediate school I support for both the social studies teacher and the AVID program. I assisted the social studies teacher in creating posters of countries, had them printed in color, and they were hung in the hallway outside the classroom. For the AVID program, something similar was carried out, except with colleges and univiersities, which allowed students to do more in-depth with these programs. They were then printed and displayed at the entrance to our building.


1. Introduction (2 minutes)
2. Overview of Slides and Drawings (5 minutes)
3. Design Elements (5 minutes)
4. Hex codes and Design (5 minutes)
5. Shapes and Image Editing (5 minutes)
6. Audience Questions
7. Lesson/Activity Development (if time allows)

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Evan Mosier, Davenport Community School District
ISTE Certified Educator

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