Join me today (3/7) at 9 AM for my #ACPA15 Genius Labs session on Google Apps for Education (1st Floor West Side of Tampa CC) where I’ll share how I use a few applications to make my workflow more productive and how I’ve used a few of these applications for my educational curriculum and developmental programs on campus. About: Many universities/colleges are turning to Google Apps for Education as a solution, and it isn’t just for email. This 20-minute session will introduce applications provided by Google Apps, and will illustrate easy-to-implement practices for everyday problems. Google Apps to Explore & Use
- Google Docs – rich, shared documents with social commenting
- Google Sheets – surveys, forms, and spreadsheets
- Google Forms – collect data, build surveys, review information, etc.
- Google Slides – Presentations, slide decks, etc; collaborate with co-presenters
- Google Sites – shared wiki, website, or portfolio; project plan; meeting notes
- Google Calendar – connect & share for office hours/meeting scheduling + Hangouts
- Google Voice – VoIP phone calls, texting, and voicemail
- Google+ – Communities & Hangouts – now offers texting & VoIP from phone
- Google Drive – save files, share large documents, shared folders, etc.
- Google Chrome – web browser with apps and plugins for productivity
- Blogger – Google blogging platform; group or class storytelling/sharing
- YouTube – Google video platform; specifically the YouTube Video Editor
- Google Classroom – learning management system; to test out for training or a course
Examples for Google Docs & Forms
- First Year Seminar Class Syllabus
- Instructor Information Sheet – Semester Start Survey & End of Course Evaluation
- Sign Up Sheet => http://bit.ly/media15
- Training/Workshop Handout
- Meeting Agenda e.g. NACADA #advtech commission
- Guest Lecture with Q & A http://bit.ly/josie4121 or http://bit.ly/jlknott4121
Google Video – YouTube & Hangouts On Air
- Mentor Match “How To” – Instructional Video/Lecture Capture (Learning Object)
- Guest Speaker in a Course – Hangout with an Expert
3 Google Apps to Check Out More Often
- Google Scholar What it is: Academic search engine for publications of scholarly research Why It’s useful: Search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. Pro tip: Identify articles available from your institutional library on campus. Also able to search & preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide in Google Books.
- YouTube Trends Dashboard What it is: A handy tool to figure out what’s trending on YouTube. Why it’s useful: What are your students watching on campus? What is being shared most often near you? With the Trends Dashboard, you can tap into the zeitgeist quickly and easily. Pro tip: Compare the “Most Shared” (across Facebook and Twitter) with “Most Viewed” to get a sense of what content gets viewed often but shared infrequently. To see what was trending in the past, check out
- Google Trends. Use the optional forecast checkbox to anticipate whether interest in a particular topic is expected to rise over time. Google Keep What it is: Lets you easily jot down whatever’s on your mind via a beautiful, simple interface. Why it’s useful: Share any one individual note with a collaborator, create to-do lists, drop an image into notes as needed, and organize notes using eight color options. Pro tip: Don’t want to forget to do something? No problem: You can easily turn any note into a date or location-activated reminder.
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How do you use Google Apps for education? Please feel free to share links and resources here: http://bit.ly/acpa15google