Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Register for the Google Apps Summit



The Professional Learning Council has agreed to fund teachers from ASIJ to attend the Google App Summit. If you want to register - you must commit to attending both days of the event.

After the event we would hope that you will share with your colleagues in this blog what you learned and how you might apply it in your classroom.


To register for the Google App Summit  - simply add a comment to this post and tell us in less than 300 words:

1. What Google Apps you currently use - and for what learning purpose?
2. What Google Apps do you hope to learn about?
3. How are you hoping the Google Summit can impact your classroom?

50 comments:

  1. I use several apps in my classroom. In Yearbook Design I have a web site set up that outlines everything in the course, including notes and links to learning, assignments and rubrics, as well as student blogs. All students use blogger to post assignments and critiques. I also use Blogger for my professional learning blog. I want to learn more about using YouTube in class activities effectively. (I am familiar with YouTube but would like students to use it) I also think I could possibly get more out an an advanced session of Picasa.

    I want to further use Google apps in my classroom, but also develop more ideas to TEACH students how to effectively apply these apps to their own learning and even lives outside of school.

    I've applied to present on Google Sites and I'm considering a session on Blogger.

    Nate GIldart

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  2. I don't use Google apps on a regular basis with students and need PD for improving classroom use of apps. I've shown a few appropriate YouTube videos, but would like to learn to develop a YouTube "library", if possible for parents, in particular, to access. I would also like to learn how to create some kind of forum for older kids on a S-L caseload to share ideas with one another. Additionally, I would like to be able to work with kids in docs or drive on their written work and organizational skills.

    Caroline A

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  3. I am trying to use more technology in the classroom. Blogs, on-line assessments, Fictional Character Facebook Challenge, student videos and more, but whether these are Google Aps, I have no idea! Hence, this course will be good for my understanding of how Google plays a role in student and teacher learning.

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  4. I am presently using Google Apps for the following: Writing, students sharing their writing with each other for editing purposes, teacher editing of students writing, formative assessment, uploading movies and presentations to Google Docs. in order to place on Edublog.

    I presently find the Google Apps very helpful in and out of the classroom, so I am looking forward to learning more.

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  5. I have used Google apps for sharing and collaboration of writing, spreadsheets/forms for students to gather good resources as we begin a unit, storage for movies and presentations, peer assessments, etc. Basically, any situation that it is advantageous to share with multiple people.


    I am hoping to find innovative ways to apply these tools more effectively, as well as more about youtube, Moderator and a Picasa refresher

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    1. I don't use google apps regularly, but I feel there are things out there which I could take advantage of. . . so I'm hoping to see ways that can help make our work more efficient, or even different.

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  6. In grade 5 guidance, I am attempting to use Google docs, and have used Google forms for surveys.
    I am particularly interested in teaching young learners how to be respectful on others' work when they are woking on one document collaboratively. I would like to learn more about supporting grade 5 kids learn organizational skills for managing their digital documents and communications.

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  7. 1. I use Drive and Sites in class: Drive for sharing docs and collaborating, and Sites for presenting data and for group work. In the past used Finance (for a course on economic), Blogger (for students blogs) and Reader (with advisory kids to help them follow articles on topics of their choosing). I use quite a few more for my own work.
    2. I'd like to learn to use all of them at a more challenging level. I know how to use everything, but only at a basic level. I need some challenges to get me using them better.
    3. I thin greater proficiency with the programs will help me help students better. I'm also hoping to see some uses of the programs that I haven't considered yet, and put those into action in class.

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  8. 1. What Google Apps you currently use - and for what learning purpose?
    I use Google documents for collaborative writing projects and a way to archive student work. I use Google spread sheets to keep track of student reading. I use Google forms for the logistics of off-campus trips. I use Gmail to communicate with students and archive student work. I use Google chat for "back channel" book-club conversations. I use the Google drive to have student upload videos and embed them into their Edublogs.

    2. What Google Apps do you hope to learn about?
    I hope to see more creative uses of Google Docs. for collaborative writing. I hope to see more ideas around using Google tools (advanced search) for student inquiry projects.

    3. How are you hoping the Google Summit can impact your classroom?
    Most of all, I hope to see a bunch of classroom based projects that use Google tools, which can be a catalyst for my thinking. I want to see the possibilities.

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  9. I currently use Google Drive with students, especially in writing for peer editing and writing conferences. I use Google Forms to collect information - mostly student reflection data. I also use YouTube, not only as a great source for media, but to upload student work as well. Realizing that this is only scratching the surface in terms of possibilities, I'm excited to learn more at this conference.

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  10. Linda Hayakawa: We set up our new Library Web Page in Google Sites. These pages link to our databases, catalog, and ISearch site and provide research assistance, a citation guide, tech help and information about library services and other resources. The three Chofu Libraries use Google docs and spreadsheets to share information and keep track of book orders and Kindle books. We use Google forms with our book clubs and PTA members (Friends of the Library) and for student surveys. We also share information with the Friends of the Library via Google docs. We post student work to YouTube and share it on the library website. We also upload screencasts of tutorials we have made for the catalog, research strategies and databases to YouTube and then embed them on our website. We use Picasa to feature photos of the library and student work.

    I would like to learn more about how we can use Google Apps in new and different ways to make our library service better and enhance student learning.

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  11. Currently my knowledge and use of google apps is limited. I use google docs for students to share their work with me and with each other, but I know there are many more apps out there.

    I am particularly interested in learning how to use the various apps specifically for language classes to make learning languages more real, efficient, effective and fun.

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  12. I use google docs (drive) quite often to do jigsaw activities, as well as using it to create written dialogue among the students. In order to gather information, I find it one of the easiest and quickest ways.

    I would like to be able to be more well-versed in a variety of applications that could create a more lively, engaged classroom. I am interested in finding other applications that will foster more student to student interpersonal communication and I'd like to become much more adept at using the applications so that I'm not always second-guessing what the next step is.

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  13. I use Google docs because of the collaborative element. I have kids brainstorm, record their goals and action plans, share links which everyone needs to access etc. At the summit I want to learn how to harness the potential of YouTube as well as learning how to use my class YouTube account more effectively. Hopefully the summit will make what I do richer, more efficient, and also empower my kids to be more thoughtful about the content they consume and produce.

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  14. I use Google Docs for assignments with a collaborative element. I can monitor student work and see what contributions each group member has made. Students can edit each others work and offer suggestions before it is published. I use Google Forms to manage information for the Lake Sai trip and can share it with Outward Bound easily without concern for formatting issues. I also have students copy a rubric and have them highlight areas for self or peer assessment. Google docs are a way I store lesson plans so that teacher partners can contribute in a seamless way.
    There have been some glitches with using some Google apps and I am wondering if I am just not using the applications in the way they were intended. It would be great to find apps for science that help with lab reporting and graphing data.
    My hope is that students will be become more adept at managing what apps are best suited for the work we are trying to do. This way, students are more skilled and confident in their tech use.

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  15. I use Google docs quite often with Peer Helpers. Would like to learn more about google forms to do needs assessments. Also looking for ways to utilize Google apps for presentations I do in classrooms re: course selections, transition to middle school, parent presentations, etc. Also interested in collaboration for problem solving re: things like social issues and helping new kids. I don't know what else is available that I could use, and would love to find out!

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  16. 1. I use googledocs to check daily attendance, gather feedback from groups, my students sometimes choose googledocs as a tool for collaboration.
    2. Site and Talk
    3. I wish to get some ideas from the summit which can enhance the learning experience of students taking high school science.

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  17. I use GoogleDocs with the teams I coach. I use GoogleForms for gathering personal reflections and goal tracking throughout the season. At the end of the season, I use GoogleForms to allow each player to share their insight to the strengths of each of their teammates, which are then compiled and given to each player. I have also used GoogleSpreadsheet to track assignment time management for students I work with. I would like to learn more about GoogleSites. As a beginning teacher, I am eager to learn about how Apps are being applied to the classroom.

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  18. Students in my class use Google Spread Sheet to record progress towards their individual learning goals, so both the student and I can easily see progress. Additionally, I help students use the calendar for better time management. Also, I'm using Google forms to maintain a record of parent communication. My COSA club members keep track of their volunteer hours on a Google form. I want to learn more strategies that will promote effective study strategies for students.

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  19. I use Google Finance in one of our elective courses as a tool for researching and learning how to buy and sell stocks. I also use Google Docs for collaborative work and like that I can monitor work in the moment and be able to give instant feedback. I also use Google forms for surveys in extracurricular clubs. I use Google Sites as an option for students to use for a presentation assignment. I hope to learn how to enhance the apps I use, andI hope to learn what other apps are being used successfully for student learning. It is my hope that I will be able to see how others are using Google Apps and spark some ideas of how I can further use these apps in my classroom.

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  20. What Google Apps you currently use - and for what learning purpose? Currently my class is using Gmail and Googel Drive to create survey's for their feature articles. In grade 5 students receive an ASIJ Gmail account. For many, this is the first email account. They have learned how to send/receive email, attach documents and photographs, create labels, personalize folders and learned about spam and chain-mail.
    What Google Apps do you hope to learn about? I am just scratching the surface with YouTube in my class and would like to see how it could be used in other ways.
    How are you hoping the Google Summit can impact your classroom? I am curious to see how other teacher's are using Google apps in their classrooms.

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  21. The Google Apps that I currently use are Drive, Gmail, Calendar, and Gchat. I have mainly been using the Drive application in my Forensics class. Each a student will be assigned a different job for a crime scene investigation such as fingerprint specialist, blood spatter analyzer, and hair analysis expert. The students will then collaborate on a report that the can all work on simultaneously through Google drive. All of my email communication with my students happens though Gmail, however, if there is a quick question that I have for a student and I see that they are online, I will shoot them an instant message using Gchat. I use the Calendar on a daily basis organizing my classes and extra-curricular activities.

    I would like to learn more about the Education Apps and how to set up a blog. I would like all of my classes to have a class blog that gets updated once a class by one of the students.

    I am hoping that the information I can take away from the Google Summit will help me harness the power of the internet into impactful lessons.

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  22. I have used Google Docs to have students write collaboratively while I am able to comment on their work. I have also used Google Forms to gather information and have students do self-evaluation and peer-evaluation. I’m interested in learning more about YouTube, Calendar and other applications suitable for language class. I hope to further my knowledge so that I can use these applications, and others, with ease.

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  23. I have used Google Docs and Gmail and want to learn more about what else is useful for students in promoting collaboration and communication. I feel like I am only scratching the surface and wish to explore more possibilities and potential with YouTube, Calendar and Talk. What I learn, I hope to develop into an efficient and effective form of learning and computer literacy.

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  24. I use GoogleDocs for the club members to sign up for the activities and for a colleague to communicate about the lesson of the student who we share. I am planning to use GoogleForms to gather personal information for the upcoming club trip.

    At the Summit I would like to learn more Apps to communicate better with students and colleagues. I would like to utilize Google Apps to effectively communicate and lessen the pressure of the ever-so-busy students and colleagues.

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  25. I use GoogleDocs to share resources with multiple students. I also use Google forms to survey my students regarding their learning habits, goals and for reporting progress on those goals.

    I would like to learn more about organizational tools for my students to keep track of assignments and learning new apps to support positive study habits.

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  26. I am using Google Apps for researching images, Google Chrome, Google Earth (ex. the Abstract Aerial Landscape Project), Youtube, Google Docs, GMail for student reflections.
    I'm hoping to learn more creative ways to enhance the art curriculum.

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  27. I'm using google apps and google drive to share documents with students and other collaborators, I use google sites for my class website (wiki). I use google reader to get articles and information sent to me.I could go on for a while...
    I am looking forward to learning about possibly more efficient ways to do some of the things I currently do and hopefully new things I do not know.

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  28. I use gmail, and google spreadsheets for attendance. That's about it. I need to know more.

    Thanks much

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  29. I use Google e-mail/calendar/contacts/docs-drive, but could use a session on Docs and really every app to better use them.

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  30. 1. I currently use Google document for collaborating and Google forms for collecting data. I also use Google site for the track team.

    2. I would like to learn more about multimedia tools/apps.

    3. I would like to know more about what tools/apps are available. I also hope to see how others are using Google apps in their teaching.

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  31. I haven't used google apps very much other than with docs that have been shared with me. I hope to gain a greater understanding of how to use google apps effectively with students. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  32. I regularly use the standard Google apps for personal productivity and collaborative tasks with Grade level teams:

    Gmail
    Google Drive
    Google Docs
    Google Slides
    Google Forms

    The collaborative nature of these apps are fantastic allowing individuals to work as teams on presentations and documents. I feel pretty comfortable with these apps but there are always so many little tips and tricks that I am sure I am not aware of.

    I hope to go deeper into some of the functions of these apps and be able to share my learning with the teachers in the Elementary School.

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  33. I use Google docs for student notes and to organize information on charts for essay preparation. I also Google Earth for student presentations and to supplement lectures. I’m currently having students create interactive timelines with Google spreadsheets for exam review. I want to learn more about using Google apps, particularly to support student journals and synthesizing/organizing large amounts of information. -David Norris

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  34. I regularly use shared documents (drive) and gmail, and have used forms to survey students.
    I am hoping to become comfortable with how to turn data collection into graphs. Would also like to collect ideas on how students can create shared study resources. - Rebecca Gessert

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  35. The google way of thinking which minimises sorting data and emphasises searching is still challenge for me, whether using mail or docs. I use the basic tools of gdrive (as well as other cloud drives), a bit of google sites, do pretty well with google search techniques. A focus for me is finding effective techniques to post student music and media that provides both a student and a class presence on the web. - Brent

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  36. I use google drive for students' collaborative work and professional communication; google forms for peer assessments and data collection; google earth for project, etc. I am interested to find the way to show case class work on web, and learn about effective ePortfolio using google sites.

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  37. I regularly use Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs and Google Earth for personal pursuits, in my role as grade 4 team leader and in past years when students had access to laptops rather than solely iPads.

    I would like to use Forms to survey students' parents as well as learn how to use the applications I'm already familiar with to streamline parent communication. I'd also like to use Calendar to keep all four of the busy ASIJers in my household, organized.

    I'd like to find out if there are any Google applications that we fourth grade teachers can use with our students on the iPads and if not, how can I use them in my other roles as teacher.

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  38. Hi,

    I just finished getting my certificate in Educational Technology and Information Literacy and thought I needed to do some more. I have technology as my PG&E goal and this will tie in nicely. I am also looking for more things that I can use that will tire in with the ES Art program.

    Looking forward to it.

    Carl

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  39. I use google apps for very basic purposes: docs, maps, etc. I would like to see what others are doing with google apps and in particular see what type of effective uses there are for students to collaborate using google apps.

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  40. I use Google docs with students so they can share their writing as well as other documents such as goal sheets, vocabulary lists, etc., with me and (at times) each other. For one thing, it allows me to give students real-time editing feedback as they write.

    I want to learn more in depth about Google sites and YouTube--how to use them well for student learning. Beyond those, I want to discover the possibilities and uses of Google tools in the classroom, to see what others are doing, and find out what applications are particularly suited to engaging students in language learning.

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  41. I use Google docs, Calendar, GMail, Chrome, Google Maps, Google Translate. I'd like to explore ways to use google docs for note taking and data gathering in place of iConfer which I've found cumbersome. I'd also like to see what others are doing with early elementary students' use of Google Apps.

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  42. I use Google docs for collaboration with colleagues. I am setting up a Google form for both parent communication and data collection. I would like to learn more about Google forms to refine data collection for quick reference during small group work. I'd also like to know more about YTube and its applications for early learners.

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  43. --Mio Foster--"Besides using Google Docs, maps, calendar, and GMail, I've started using Google forms this year mostly for my own organizational purposes (to keep track of parent-teacher conferences and gather data for admissions screenings). I've love to learn more about how I can use Google Docs for Grade 5 students to share their writing with me, and anything else that's useful to students in the LS program." --Mio Foster--

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  44. Presently, I am only using Google for writing, Gmail, and student editing. I am extremely interested in expanding my knowledge of Google applications that will benefit my students. My professional goal this year is to improve my use of educational technology and this conference is perfect! Unfortunately, I would need to miss the first half of Feb. 9th, as I am head coach for our MS swim team which is having our Finals that morning in the ASIJ pool.

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  45. 1. We have been emphasizing more the hand-writing tasks in ES (near) native Japanese programs, so I hardly use any Google apps with students, except e-mail with G5 students in order to explain homework and respond to their questions.

    2. The current teacher's homepage program does not allow us to use Japanese, and this is neither practical nor effective for (near) native Japanese programs. Therefore, I would particularly like to know more about the Google Site.

    3. I hope that it gives students and me more flexible, two way teaching and learning opportunities.

    Sumino Hirano (ES Japanese)

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  46. ---Marty Olson: Currently I use Google tools such as Gmail, Google drive, and Google calendar for both personal and professional tasks. Our team shares agendas, documents, etc. on Google drive and we also post grade level events and activities on Google calendar. From the workshop, I would hope to learn how to use some Google Apps with my second graders. What is age appropriate for young learners? I hope to have a collection of ideas to use in the classroom after the Google Apps Summit.---Marty Olson

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  47. Dan Bender:

    I am interested in learning about the various ways to more effectively use Google docs for collaborative work and enhancing pre and post meeting discussions.Getting together face to face is challenging in our environment while we have learning and thinking going on constantly. I am interested to learn ways that can become more the way we do business in an efficient way. I think it will be also very exciting to my colleagues share their learning--we have some great work at ASIJ to share out with others.

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  48. Grant Rolls-- I currently use google docs as a collaborative tool mainly. I would love to see some of the classroom applications for ES and also further use in horizontal and vertical conversations. Hopefully this conference will also enable us to open access to Google+ and email accounts to our grade level so we can use the various apps in class with students.--Grant Rolls

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  49. Betty Hooper --I am interested in learning more about Google Apps for student and team collaboration.
    I have used some Google documents in my work. I would like to know more efficient ways of using these applications and to better understand the range of applications available, and which ones will be standardized for use at school.-- Betty Hooper

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