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Tech Tuesdays "Or any day :-)" Professional Development

Tech Tuesday is a collection of activities to provide you with technology professional development. Posted here are several activities. Completing each activity will give you 0.1 CEU.  (Please note: doing an activity twice will not get you twice the CEU credits)

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The 5 Most Recent Tech Tuesday PD Activities

  • Kaizena Mini Kaizena MiniKaizena is a tool used with Google Docs to provide feedback to students, including voice comments! Kaizena Mini is an add-on through Google which allows for typed ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 8:22 AM by Beth McQueen
  • Plickers PlickersPlickers allows teachers to collect formative assessment data in real time using on one device and paper cards. The teacher is the only one who needs a device! The ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 8:25 AM by Beth McQueen
  • QR Codes in the Classroom QR Codes in the ClassroomQR (quick response) codes are a great way to deliver information using a device (chromebook, iPad, etc.) to scan the code and reveal a message ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 11:48 AM by Beth McQueen
  • Google Drive Google DriveGoogle Drive is a storage and collaboration area of the Google environment.  You can save files to the drive and have access to them on any computer with ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2015, 10:28 AM by Beth McQueen
  • Gmail Contact Groups Creating Gmail Contact GroupsCreating groups within your email will save time in sending messages, assignments, and/or documents to a specific group of students via email. By creating these ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2015, 6:59 AM by Beth McQueen
  • Google Docs (Intro) Intro to Google DocsWith Google Docs the possibilities for online collaboration are endless. This Google feature allows teachers to give real-time feedback to students’ work, and allows students ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 9:34 AM by Whiteville City Schools
  • Google Forms (Intro) Intro to Google FormsGoogle Forms . . . the possibilities are endless!  To begin your activity . . . Check out this document:79 Interesting Ways* to Use Google Forms in the Classroom Once you ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 9:15 AM by Whiteville City Schools
  • Google Drawings Check out these ideas for using Google Drawings.From your Google Drive, create a new drawing.Create a Google Drawing that you could share with your students.After completing an ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:56 AM by Whiteville City Schools
  • Google Slides (Intro) Take a look at Google Slides Google Slides operates much like a traditional PowerPoint Presentation, but with a collaborative feature.  With Google Slides you and your students can create presentations ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:45 AM by Whiteville City Schools
  • Flubaroo (Google Forms & Add-Ons) The videos will show you how to make a quiz with google forms and how to have it graded automatically with Flubaroo.Demo of Flubaroo:Great video walking you though ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:58 AM by Whiteville City Schools
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Kaizena Mini

posted Dec 7, 2015, 8:18 AM by Beth McQueen   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 8:22 AM ]


Kaizena Mini

Kaizena is a tool used with Google Docs to provide feedback to students, including voice comments! Kaizena Mini is an add-on through Google which allows for typed comments, voice comments, or links to other information to be added to student documents. Students may also respond back to your comments with either voice or text. Kaizena allows for quicker feedback and editing of student work and provided clearer communication between teacher and student. 

To begin the activity watch these videos:


To earn your Credit...
Using Kaizena, edit/comment on a Google Docs assignment given to students, either in the past, or a new assignment.
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Plickers

posted Dec 4, 2015, 12:43 PM by Beth McQueen   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 8:25 AM ]


Plickers

Plickers allows teachers to collect formative assessment data in real time using on one device and paper cards. The teacher is the only one who needs a device! The question is projected and students give their responses by holding up a card with the correct multiple choice or true/false answer. Teachers may use iPhones or iPads to quickly scan the room for cards/answers using the free Plickers app. The video below gives details on how to set up and use Plickers!

To begin the activity watch these videos:


To earn your Credit...
Create a 5 question review using plickers to be used in one of your classes/subject areas.
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QR Codes in the Classroom

posted Dec 4, 2015, 11:43 AM by Beth McQueen   [ updated Dec 4, 2015, 11:48 AM ]

QR Codes in the Classroom

QR (quick response) codes are a great way to deliver information using a device (chromebook, iPad, etc.) to scan the code and reveal a message or picture. These codes can be used to lead students and parents to a class webpage or show the student an answer to a math problem. The possibilities are endless in using these codes in the classroom. The following videos show how to create QR codes and how to use them in various classroom activities.

To begin the activity watch these videos:

YouTube Video

YouTube Video


To earn your Credit...
Download a QR reader to your phone or preferred classroom device. Create a QR code containing a piece of classroom information using one of the QR creator sites mentioned. Post this code in your classroom.
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Google Drive

posted Dec 2, 2015, 10:16 AM by Beth McQueen   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 10:28 AM ]


Google Drive

Google Drive is a storage and collaboration area of the Google environment.  You can save files to the drive and have access to them on any computer with internet access. In addition to storage, Google Drive also allows users to share their files via email with others. Users with shared access have the ability to modify files collaboratively. Below is an introduction to Google Drive. 

To begin the activity watch these videos:



YouTube Video



To earn your Credit...
Create a file and save to your Google Drive. Share this file with someone who would find this file useful.

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Gmail Contact Groups

posted Dec 2, 2015, 6:30 AM by Beth McQueen   [ updated Dec 8, 2015, 6:59 AM ]

Creating Gmail Contact Groups

Creating groups within your email will save time in sending messages, assignments, and/or documents to a specific group of students via email. By creating these groups, you can send an email to the group name instead of listing the email address of each individual student each time you need to communicate. Teachers can create a group based on class period, subject area, or another division of students. 

To begin the activity watch these videos:



To earn your Credit...
Within your WCS gmail account, create a new contact group for all students in one of your classes.
Send a message or assignment to this group and have your students check to ensure they received the message in their WCS gmail account.

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Google Docs (Intro)

posted Nov 25, 2015, 9:26 AM by Whiteville City Schools   [ updated Nov 25, 2015, 9:34 AM ]

Intro to Google Docs

With Google Docs the possibilities for online collaboration are endless. This Google feature allows teachers to give real-time feedback to students’ work, and allows students to work collaboratively within the same document.  Sharing with students and teammates has never been easier.  Google Docs also offers several templates (Newsletters, Reports, Certificates) that can be used to make the most out of your Google Experience.


To begin the activity watch these videos:

Start Here: Using Google Docs to Foster Student Collaboration (Click on Link)


Math Equations in Google Docs


Google Docs Intro (Optional)




To earn your Credit...

Use Google Docs in your classroom or with your grade level / subject area team then a
fter completing the activity please fill out this form: Click Here

Google Forms (Intro)

posted Nov 25, 2015, 9:14 AM by Whiteville City Schools   [ updated Nov 25, 2015, 9:15 AM ]

Intro to Google Forms

Google Forms . . . the possibilities are endless!  


To begin your activity . . .

Check out this document:


79 Interesting Ways* to Use Google Forms in the Classroom


 Once you have browsed these ideas, choose one or come up with an idea of your own for use with your students or with your co-workers.


To earn your credit . . .

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Google Drawings

posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:48 AM by Whiteville City Schools   [ updated Nov 25, 2015, 8:56 AM ]






From your Google Drive, create a new drawing.
Create a Google Drawing that you could share with your students.

After completing an activity please fill out this form: Click Here


Google Slides (Intro)

posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:45 AM by Whiteville City Schools   [ updated Nov 25, 2015, 8:45 AM ]

Take a look at Google Slides

Google Slides operates much like a traditional PowerPoint Presentation, but with a collaborative feature.  With Google Slides you and your students can create presentations that will be sure to impress.


To begin the activity watch these videos:








Homework:

Upload a previously made PowerPoint that you have used into Google Slides, or if you would like to have your students use Google Slides, have them create a project that you would usually have them create with PowerPoint.

Example Student Activity : Create a 5 slide presentation on your favorite book. Include a summary of the book, the main characters, your favorite part, information about the author,  and give a review of the book.  Use the features of slides to make presentation "alive" and interesting.  

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Flubaroo (Google Forms & Add-Ons)

posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:20 AM by Whiteville City Schools   [ updated Nov 25, 2015, 8:58 AM ]



The videos will show you how to make a quiz with google forms and how to have it graded automatically with Flubaroo.

Demo of Flubaroo:



Great video walking you though the process:


Homework!

Watch the videos, create your own class quiz.

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