Technology to motivate learning

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This is Amy Dean and Greg Finger's Tech Presentation about all the interactive uses of Google.


<ul><li> 1. Technology to Motivate Learning: Using Google Tools in the Classroom Amy Cook Dean </li> <li> 2. Arrival Activity <ul><li>Create a Google account specifically for the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li> </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Your username should reflect your professional identity. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Do not mix professional and personal accounts. </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 3. Objectives <ul><li>Create a Google account specifically for classroom use. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how Google Tools can motivate learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and practice the functions of the following Google Tools: Custom Search, Scholar, Calendar, Docs, Maps and Forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an assignment implementing one of those tools or apply one of these tools to an existing assignment. </li></ul></li> <li> 4. Motivating Learning <ul><li>Participation in an online learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use, access and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Content-specific ways Google can motivate your learners </li></ul></li> <li> 5. A Few Favorites <ul><li>Google Custom Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs and Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul></li> <li> 6. Google Custom Search <ul><li><ul><li> </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Students stay within useful Web sites. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Post tailored searches to your blog or Wiki. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>How can this apply to your content? </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>How could this help build a learning community in your classroom? </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 7. Google Scholar <ul><li><ul><li> </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Searches only academic sites and journals. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Some limitations: some articles inaccessible if you do not have a JSTOR (etc.) account. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Content-specific uses: </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 8. Google Calendar <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share deadlines with your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Post your calendar to your Blogger page. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can access your public calendar from their Google account. </li></ul></li> <li> 9. Google Docs &amp; Forms <ul><li><ul><li> </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Share Office-type documents with your students. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>All handouts are available online AND available from home no more excuses about losing handouts! </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Potential advantages to your current system of redistributing handouts? </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 10. Google Maps <ul><li><ul><li>Add points on a map and share it with your students. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li>Provides aerial and street views of almost anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom example: Lewis and Clark </li></ul></li> <li> 11. Practice and Application <ul><li>Design a class activity or project with one of the above options. </li></ul><ul><li>See for more ideas. </li></ul></li> </ul>