Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What a Day...Google Teacher Academy, New York

Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc...Image by via CrunchBaseWOW! What a day is planned for us at the Google Teacher Academy in New York today! Sixty educators including administrators are gathered here to learn about all of the Google apps, to explore innovative ways to use them in education, and to meet and connect with all of the wonderful and talented people gathered here today.


Expanding Learning Networks Beyond School Walls -
  • Write a Letter to the President Project
  • Use Google Spreadsheets to create groups of students- sorted by High, medium, low, reading levels to create homogenous groups
  • Created a Google form to poll students asking them what their goals were, what they were excited about, what questions they had
  • Using Google Docs students worked collaboratively to write a letter to the President. Using the Footnote feature, students were able to provide constructive criticism offering suggestions and ideas for revision.
  • Revision history was useful in knowing what work was done
  • Created a template for students to use as the basis for their letters.

RESULTS: Rigor+Engagement+Differentiation=Student Achievement

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