Back-to-School EdTech Bootcamp - Google Workspace for Education

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Janet Bell
Date:August 23, 2021
Time:9:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT
$40.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 21-TI-409
Focus: Technology Integration

About this Learning Opportunity

What’s new with Google? How can we refine our current use of Google tools? What other tools align well with our Google ecosystem, augmenting how we can bring learning to life this new school year with our digital-age students?

A new year creates new opportunity to hit the ground running with organized Google tools and processes ready to go in your instructional toolkit! A little investment of time getting set up now not only is going to save you a ton of time down the road but also can help give you greater clarity monitoring student growth over time, an easier workflow, and greater confidence knowing you can more mindfully flex your learning environment to engage all learners that much better.

Join Janet Bell in this three-hour session, with Janet informally available in the afternoon to answer questions as you practice new skills. Leave all set for the year ahead with practical processes and useful resources in your Drive ready to go!

Note:  Participants will receive a hyperdoc of resources addressing each of the topics below, along with a Wakelet of related resources that will continue to support you in envisioning new applications and integrations of these tools over the months ahead.

Through demonstrations and with our own students in mind, envision and build tried-and-true, sensible online instructional practices. This is the best of “10 Days of Google” distilled into 3 hours of back-to-school practicality that shapes real results!

  • With clear expectations, routines, and processes established up front, your new Google Classroom, Meet, and Chrome browser online workspaces can shape friendly, facilitative, and ethically sound interactions for students of all ages
  • Engage learners using Jamboard strategies that help pull together a group into the same mindspace, and then process information in various ways
  • Play with Docs and Slides’ newer features, and explore how hyperdocs can help you personalize learning, and discover grab-and-go templates that move you forward fast
  • With a little up front time today establishing (Forms and Sheets survey) processes for lines of communication effective from Day One, you’ll save a ton of time down the road sorting the logistics of communications with parents and guardians
  • Learn now how to create a self-marking and/or branching Forms quiz and gain time back throughout the entire year ahead, and then, once you have some quiz data...
  • ...let the evidence of learning shape next steps by setting up your Sheet to automatically color-code the data to provide “at-a-glance” insights to your students’ growth over time
  • See what’s new in Google Sites and consider setting up a Class site OR providing students with Sites project challenges this year

 It is strongly recommended that registered participants of this session, register for session: 21-TI-410 - Back-to-School EdTech Bootcamp - Scope Out "More than the usual Google".

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

An English teacher originally, Janet's career evolved over the years from classroom teacher to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as a Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and a TIPS (Technology Integration and Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. A Google Certified Trainer and SMART Certified Trainer, these days Janet brings both vision and practical strategies to help support your integration of G Suite and SMART Learning Suite, reputable third-party applications, makerspaces, digital citizenship and more, within today's emergent and shifting learning spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys the four generations of her family.