[Your School] Staff tech to know

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PLANNING YEAR  |  YEAR 1 w/ DEVICES |  YEAR 2 


PLANNING YEAR        1

PEDAGOGY        1

CHROME & YOUR LAPTOP        2

G SUITE PRODUCTIVITY        2

DIGITAL WORKFLOW        3

CREATE w/ GOOGLE        4

DISCOVER OER w/ GOOGLE        4

YEAR 1 w/ Devices        5

MMSD TECH CLASSROOM SETUP        5

ADVANCED G SUITE PRODUCTIVITY        5

CHROME & STUDENT CHROMEBOOKS        5

ADVANCED DIGITAL WORKFLOW        6

GOOGLE CREATE PROJECT IDEAS        7

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS TOOLS        8

ENGAGE WITH DIGITAL CONTENT        8

START TO BUILD YOUR TECH TOOLKIT
WEB TOOL FAV’S
        9

YEAR 2        10

PEDAGOGY        10

STUDENT VOICE/CHOICE        10

WORKFLOW/PRODUCTIVITY        11

CREATE, CREATE, CREATE        11

KEEP BUILDING YOUR TECH TOOLKIT        11

YEARS 3-4        12


PLANNING YEAR

Goal: Fundamental G Suite Skills

PEDAGOGY

Pedagogy for putting  purpose behind infusing technology.  SAMR: What is the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition) model and what does it look like in schools...watch this.

ISTE Standards: for Students/Educators...watch this.

MMSD Recommended Extensions

CHROME & YOUR LAPTOP

Google Chrome is the browser of choice @ MMSD  

  • Basic: Parts of Chrome (Omnibox, Bookmark Bar), Saving bookmarks, keyboard shortcuts and intro to Extensions

Try these Choice Boards to get to know your teach:  Staff Laptop, Chromebook


G SUITE PRODUCTIVITY

Productivity using this Fundamental technology

11 Common Gmail Mistakes

Gmail

Purpose = Zero Inbox

10 Tips for Organizing Drive


5 Drive Tips

EVERYONE should know

Cheat Sheet

Drive

Purpose = Why Organize Google Drive? The answer is simple, teaching and learning are easier when you are organized.

5 Things to Explore in Calendars


Tutorials/Tips


10 Tips you’re probably not using

Calendar

Purpose = using Calendar to keep school organized allowing you to make the most of every day.

  • Basic: creating appointments with staff, run more efficient meeting by attaching digital agendas to invites, reserving rooms, setting notifications so you don’t miss any meetings, using Calendar on Mobile and the NEW Calendar update
  • Advanced: comparing calendars to add events, using Tasks/Reminders, searching for events & special calendars & other hacks

10 Things Students can do with Keep


Guide to Keep

Optional: Google Keep

Purpose = Set up your Todo lists & capture note-taking in Keep with these virtual sticky notes.

Training Center for Classroom


5 Ways to Improve your Classroom


Cheat Sheet

DIGITAL WORKFLOW

Google Classroom

Purpose = Start every class in Google Classroom!

  • Basic:
  • Create your first Google Classroom Class; Find unique class code to share with students; Add an assignment, announcement, & question to a class; Add class resources to ‘About Tab’, use Topics

Cheat Sheet

Optional: Google Sites

Purpose = Create a Classroom/Department Google Site for easy access or materials & transparency of teaching for students/parents.

  • Basic: Create a site homepage for your classroom

Guide to Slides


Cheat Sheet


10 Way to Use like a Pro

CREATE w/ GOOGLE

Google Slides

Purpose = Create/Share a digital Class Message (including Purpose Board) with Slides

Ex. LaFollette’s: Purpose board Template & Morning Messages

  • Basic: No more Powerpoint...Create, edit, collaborate, and present slideshow lessons and daily messages with Slides.

Guide to Docs


Cheat Sheet


10 Things Every Teacher should be able to do in Docs

Google Docs

Purpose = Create, edit and collaborate your writing

Become a Google Power User


Google Image Search Tips

DISCOVER OER w/ GOOGLE

Google Search

Purpose = use whenever you want to know anything! Part of Ask3B4Me

Teachers Guide to Using YouTube


YouTube Can Do That!?

YouTube

Purpose = Find rich content for students. Part of Ask3B4Me

YEAR 1 w/ Devices

MMSD TECH CLASSROOM SETUP

Classroom Monitor & Wireless Keyboard

Purpose = What’s provided with your 1:1 Classroom Setup

Monitor & Wireless Keyboard: Frequently Asked Questions

DyKnow Support Guide


Tech Coach’s Guide

DyKnow Student Chromebook Management

Purpose = tool for teachers to easily supervise and control scholar's Chromebooks in order to keep the classroom focused on learning.  

  • Basic: Monitor your students learning and check internet use; Chat with students, send messages; assign a Tech Coach duty (someone to manage Dyknow for your school)
  • Advanced: Lock and block Chromebooks

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Tech Management Resources

PEDAGOGY

Pedagogy for putting  purpose behind infusing technology.  
SAMR Goal: 1-2 Redefinition activities/year.

ISTE Standards & 4 Cs: Teacher consider the ISTE/WI ITL Standards & 4C’s in every lesson

ADVANCED G SUITE PRODUCTIVITY

MMSD Recommended Extensions

CHROME & STUDENT CHROMEBOOKS

Google Chrome is the browser of choice @ MMSD  

  • Advanced: checking student browser history, Ctrl+Shift+T, grow your Chrome Extension catalog

Student Chromebooks: review the Chromebook Game board

10 Tips for Organizing Drive

Drive

Purpose = Why Organize Google Drive? The answer is simple, teaching and learning are easier when you are organized.

10 Things Students can do with Keep


Guide to Keep

Google Keep

Purpose = Set up your Todo lists & capture note-taking in Keep

ADVANCED DIGITAL WORKFLOW

Training Center for Classroom


5 Ways to Improve your Classroom


8 Ways to Create Engaging Assignments

Google Classroom

Purpose = Start every class in Google Classroom!

OTHER LMS (ex. Schoology)

Purpose = create a home for all your digital content w/ easy access for students.  Create and distribute engaging content, design lessons, and assess student understanding.

Providing Feedback for Digital Writing

Giving Better & Faster Feedback

Purpose = Start every class in Google Classroom!

GOOGLE CREATE PROJECT IDEAS

5 Things About Google Slides you didn’t know


10 Way to Use like a Pro

Google Slides

Purpose = Create/Share a digital Class Message (including Purpose Board) with Slides

  • Advanced: Infuse Slideshows with Videos (from YouTube & those you create from Drive); Add the Pear Deck Add-on for instant/interactive slideshows (see Templates), use Slides for projects that are NOT slideshows (ex. Newsletters, Cards, Comics and many more).  
    Click
    HERE for some inspiration!

24 Google Docs Hacks


10 Things Every Teacher should be able to do in Docs

Google Docs

Purpose = Create, edit and collaborate your writing

Teacher’s Guide


Google Drawing Challenge

Google Draw

Purpose: Create (graphic organizers, posters, mind maps, flow charts, infographics, interactive personalized lessons and even memes), Edit, Collaborate, Annotate and demonstrate understanding.

Cheat Sheet

Google Sites

Purpose = use Sites as a Digital Storytelling tool and ePortfolio

  • Advanced: Students create a digital portfolio of work

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS TOOLS

Teacher’s Guide & Tips


Cheat Sheet

Google Forms

Purpose = Collect and organize information with surveys & quizzes

Beginners Guide to Google Sheets


5 Sheet Tips

Google Sheets

Purpose = analyze data/results (with Charts, graphs, tables) from Google Form surveys & quizzes

ENGAGE WITH DIGITAL CONTENT

LMTS LIBGUIDES & DATABASES

Purpose = use the resources shared by your LMTS

See your LMTS for Guidance

DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES

Purpose = access online resources provided by MMSD

See your LMTS for Guidance

Google VR Expeditions

Purpose = bring your lessons to life through Google’s Virtual Reality

  • Basic: choose your adventure that fits with your curriculum (talk with LMTS to reserve the Expeditions Kit)

Breakout Edu 

Purpose = Bringing “Escape Room” Strategy to the Classroom

  • Basic: grab a kit from your LMTS and pick a already created Breakout to use with your students
  • Advanced: create your own “Escape Room” Digitally

About Google Earth


10 Ways to Use in your Class

Google Earth

Purpose = bring in the globe into your classroom

  • Basic: choose your adventure experiencing interactive stories from around the world in Voyager; explore the far reaches of the globe right in your browser
  • Advanced: create your own tips (ex. Lit Trips, Tours w/ Tour Builder)

Google Arts & Culture

Purpose = bring in the globe into your classroom

  • Basic: choose your adventure experiencing interactive stories from around the world in Voyager; explore the far reaches of the globe right in your browser

START TO BUILD YOUR TECH TOOLKIT
WEB TOOL FAV’S

Edtech Challenges (Tutorials/Directions for most Tools)

High Engagement Tools

Purpose = never use Tech for Tech sake.  Find the right tool for the job.  See MMSD’s Digital Learning site for tool recommendations.

  • Interactive:
  • Formative Assessment: Google Forms, + more
  • Class Management: Flippity Random Name Picker
  • Collaboration/Sharing Work: digital Sticky Notes (Padlet), virtual Chat Room (Todays Meet), G Suite apps
  • Speaking and Listening: capture students voice with Flipgrid, Screencastify and others

Flatten Classroom

Purpose = Bring in experts, collaborate with other classrooms

Subject Specific Resources

Purpose = never use Tech for Tech sake.  Find the right tool for the job.  See MMSD’s Digital Learning site for tool recommendations.

YEAR 2

PEDAGOGY

Pedagogy for putting purpose behind infusing technology.  
SAMR Goal: 2+ Redefinition activities/year.

ISTE Standards & 4 Cs: Teacher consider the ISTE/WI ITL Standards & 4C’s in every lesson

STUDENT VOICE/CHOICE

Lesson Design: Remix or Create HyperDocs

Incorporate Personalized Learning/UDL/Blended:

  • Access
  • Engage
  • Express

WORKFLOW/PRODUCTIVITY

20 Unique Ways to use Classroom

Google Classroom

Reuse Posts: Reuse & Remix what you created in previous Classrooms.

Collaborate on a Best Practices Google Classroom

Google Docs/Slides/Sheet

Lesson Plan Collaboratively with Docs, Slides, Sheets
(click links for examples)

Using Screencasts

Purpose = analyze data/results (with Charts, graphs, tables) from Google Form surveys & quizzes

CREATE, CREATE, CREATE

Google Slides, Drawing, Docs

HyperDocs are a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom.

KEEP BUILDING YOUR TECH TOOLKIT

Try these Challenges

BECOME A CONNECTED EDUCATOR

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Participate/Lead Professional Development