Our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development sessions for teachers have already started up for the 2019-2020 school year, but we still have one session to go in September. Join us at the TLC on September 17, 2019 to learn the basics (and a few more advanced tips and tricks) of using Google Classroom and G-suite to enhance collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking with your students.
Google for Education
Post by Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Specialist and Team Leader. This post originally appeared in our Ed. Tech. Monthly Newsletter for teachers.
Using Google Meet for Universal Collaboration
Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/) is available for all staff in Granite School District to use as part of our G Suite For Education accounts. Granite District staff can create a Google Meet with others outside of our district. Google Meet is not open for students, but students can participate in a Google Meet that the teacher has organized.
A Google Hangouts Meet is easy to setup and easy to join. See the information and videos provided for help with getting started.
Below is a list of a few ways Google Meet can be used in the classroom.
Google recently introduced Be Internet Awesome, a site sharing digital citizenship resources and curriculum for young people.
Google My Maps is a map creation and publishing tool integrated into Google Drive. Users can create, share, publish, and collaborate on custom maps, as well as save maps in their Google Drive as they would any other type of Google Doc.
The mapping tool allows students or teachers to:
- Create custom placemarks at any location in the world
- Associate web links, images, and other information with any placemark created on the map
- Draw lines and shapes that automatically measure distance and calculate area
- Import spreadsheets of geographic data (place names, addresses, or latitude-longitude coordinates) to instantly populate a map with placemarks and additional data
- Add multiple layers of information that can each be separately styled and toggled on or off
- Choose from various base map views, including terrain, satellite, city roads, and political
- Keep a map private, or collaborate on a map with others in real time, as with other types of Google Docs
- Embed custom maps on a web page, share via a permanent link, print, or export as a KML file
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter recently went out via email to teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can access it here.
Highlights from our May 2016 Newsletter:
- Microsoft Office Free Home Installation For Granite School District Staff and Students
- Educational Technology’s Teacher Spotlight: Alisha Kerby, Truman Elementary
- ELL Digital Resources and Online World Language Tools
- Learn More About Google Tools From the Google For Education Training Center
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem of the Month
- Google For Education Summit Coming To Utah in June! : Now Registering
The Granite EdTech Monthly Newsletter is edited by Teresa Bruin, District Educational Technology Specialist. You can access all of our past newsletters at http://etnewsupdate.wikispaces.com/.
In an effort to provide teachers and administrators with more information on possible funding sources for technology, with this post we commence a new series and category on grants. As we become aware of new grant opportunities we will share them here on our blog, and an archive of all grant opportunities will be accessible at this link: https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/category/grants.
Google for Education provides a dynamic resource on technology grants in the form of this live document, “Device Grants | Google for Education.” [Read more…] about Grant Resources from Google for Education