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Session 2-eMAT

Task 2-1:  Modify your blog profile (privacy, permissions, visibility …  personal vs classroom)
  • The above link contains explanations and essential questions and concerns.
  • Experiment with your personal Blog profile settings. Configure them as you wish.

Task 2-2: Increasing Productivity with Google Docs
  • View the tutorial below that examines several features to increase your personal productivity in daily word processing tasks in Google Docs. Included are: Comments, Links, SaveAs PDF/Doc, Drawings, & Google Docs Bookmarks.) To enlarge (full screen video), select the full-screen button in the lower right corner (to the right of the volume button)
  • Assignment: Contribute to our shared class Google Doc on Shift Happens" and "Vision 2011
    • Follow the instructions within. Imagine the collaborative possibilities of this tool set.


Task 2-3: Each group will create a short Google Presentation describing one of the following three Google Tools/Apps:

Important Note : the specific details/procedures are described below the following sign-up table.
    • Group 1: Google Bookmarks Group 2. Google Reader Group 3. Google Forms
      Chris Cain (Lead) Kara Bucheit Karina Campbell Mishelle Crum Kayln Crabtree Stacia Davis Mayra Nunez Jody Odaniell (Lead) Emily Hamon Jessie Kaske Angelee Kenyon Melissa Kramer John Ling Ivy Neyman Shannon Wood Scott Lee (Lead) Eric Briggs Meagan Gossling Hilary Boggs Mike Patton Craig Schofield Heather Shaw
Specific details for each group follow: 
  • Group 1- Google Bookmarks:
    • Note: NOT to be confused with the bookmarks feature inside of Google Docs.
    • In addition to the following bookmarks tutorial, one may wish to go to Google search and spend a few minutes researching Google Bookmarks (tutorials, etc.).  
    • GROUP TASK: 
    • Include all your group members on slide #1.
    • Each group member needs to contribute to the presentation. Slides include:
      • Slide 2: Include a brief description of Google Bookmarks and few of its key features.
      • Slide 3: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
      • Slide 4: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Slide 5: Resource links for those who wish to learn more about Google Bookmarks (tutorials, applications in school, etc.)
      • INDIVIDUAL TASK
        1. Set up your own personal Google Bookmarks with your Google account. 
        2. Add a new Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Bookmarks Project
        3. Briefly describe the purpose of your group project, then provide an active link so one can view your Groups presentation
          • Additionally, embed (insert) the actual presentation right inside your Blog post.
            • Hint:  Insert -> Presentation -> 
        4. Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
          • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • your learning curve
          • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group 2- Reader:
      • In addition to the following Google Reader Tutorial, each member may wish to go to Google search and spend a few minutes researching Google Reader (tutorials, etc.). 
      • GROUP TASK: 
      • Include all your group members on slide #1.
      • Each group member needs to contribute to the presentation. Slides include:
        • Slide 2: Include a brief description of Google Reader and few of its key features.
        • Slide 3: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
        • Slide 4: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
        • Slide 5: Resource links for those who wish to learn more about Google Reader (tutorials, applications in school, etc.)
        • INDIVIDUAL TASK
            1. Using your personal gmail account, experiment with subscribing to a blog(s) or topic of interest.
            2. Subscribe to a few of your peers education blogs (see list in our shared Data Sheet).
            3. Add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Reader Project 
            4. Briefly describe the purpose of your group project, then provide an active link so one can view your group presentation
            5. Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
              • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
              • your learning curve
              • how you personally contributed to the group
          • Group 3- Forms:
            •   Each member should go to Google search and spend a few minutes researching Google Forms (tutorials, etc.). 
              • Be sure to take a few moments and view Fran's blog post from last term. Her video project was on Google Forms!
            • GROUP TASK: 
            • Include all your group members on the first slide
              • Slide 2: Include a brief description of Google Forms and a few of its key features.
              • Slide 3: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
              • Slide 4: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
              • Slide 5: Resource links for those who wish to learn more about Google Forms (tutorials, applications in school, etc.)

            • Lead member create a new Google Form (survey)
              • Give it a logical name.
              • Select Share -> Settings: "Anyone with Link".  Edit Access -> check "Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in required)
              • The purpose of your Survey is to collect data on the following essential question: "How are you using technology in the classroom and has it enhanced your teaching or improved student learning?"
                • Please provide a variety of questions in your survey (8 to 10) that would help you collect data to address the essential question.
              • The lead member may wish to send a group email with the URL of the survey sheet to all group members.
            • Each member should then add a question(s) up to a total of approximately 10 for the survey. Include a nice variety (mult. choice, fill in, T/F, etc.)
              • Hint: To Edit a form (add/remove/edit questions) -> select Form -> Edit Form  (see illustration)



              • See illustration below to Add Item (question) or to Edit an existing question.


            • Upon completion of your group survey, we'll send the URL or embed this survey so everyone in our class can take your survey!!!!!

            • INDIVIDUAL TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Forms Project
                •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your Form/Survey and Presentation.
                • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
                  • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
                  • your learning curve
                  • how you personally contributed to the group
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