Google Docs & Wikispaces in the Classroom

Nantucket Public Schools

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Greg Schwanbeck

gregschwanbeck@gmail.com

Welcome! Please start by CLICKING HERE to take the introductory technology survey!

What Can You Do with Google Docs?


What is Google Docs?

Video: Google Docs in Plain English

What are teachers doing with google docs?

Documents (Word Processing)

Peer Editing

Error Corrections

In Class Essays

Spreadsheets

Class Lab Data Analysis

Social Studies Mapping

Drawings

Vocabulary Gallery

Mini-Posters

        

Presentations

Alternative Assessments

Student Research Projects

Forms

Surveying

Quizzing

Lab Data Collection

Homework Collection

Self-Assessment Rubrics

Video: Teachers Talk About Using Google Docs

 

Introduction to Using Google Docs


The “Owned By Me” Page

Layout

Creating a Document

Using the word processor

Assignment: Write a haiku.

General features

Extended features

Equation editor

Symbol/special characters

Commenting & footnotes

Track Changes

Sharing a document

Assignment: Peer editing a haiku.

Permissions: Owning vs. Editing vs. Viewing

Collaborators vs. sharing a link

Publishing: webpage vs. link

To & From The Cloud

Importing

Exporting

Printing

Using Presentations/Drawings

Assignment: My favorite musician (Presentation 1 - Presentation 2)

The Basics

Using Spreadsheets

Assignment: Analyzing class “lab data” (Class Data Set)

The Basics

Special features

Magic Fill

Google Lookup

Gadgets

Using Forms

Assignment: Making a simple quiz.

Creating a form

Types of questions

Theme

Viewing A Summary

Grading with the spreadsheet  =arrayformula(sum(C$3:S$3=C4:S4))

What Can You Do with Wikis?


What is a Wiki?

Video: Wikis in Plain English

Classroom Wikis in Action

        

        Physics

                Links

                Basic Resources

                

        Spanish

                Spanish Places Student Pages

        Drama

                Cast List/Audition Monologues

                Audition Form

Resources & Links

AP Language

        Reading Reflection & Discussion

        Philosopher’s Facebook

        Man/Humankind Thesis Statement Feedback

        Video Production

                Calendar

                Assignment Info

                Advertisement Homework

        

Using Wikispaces


Creating a Wiki  - Head over to www.wikispaces.com.

        Create a free K-12 wiki

                Umbrella Permissions

        Navigation

        Look & Feel

                Themes & Colors

                Logo

Editing a Page

        Text

        External Links

        Images

History

        Comparing versions

Discussion

        Posting

        Responding

Creating a New Page

        Inserting Widgets

                Video (code below)

                Calendar (code below)