One of my favorite tools for engaging online learners has always been the Google Form. Anyone with a Gmail account has the ability to design a form, share it electronically, and collect information in real-time from audiences near and far. The interactivity of the form makes it quite engaging, and the tremendous possibilities for using the form to personalize learning in the Virtual Classroom are abundant. Here are 3 great ways to use a Google Form.
Infinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom. The live webinar will be held on March 25th @ 3:30 CDT. This webinar is available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA. Educators can register to attend live session or view the archive when available.
I’m excited to share a potentially powerful activity designed for the Virtual Classroom. The activity will engage participants in creating an interactive map with Google Forms, Sheets, and an amazing Add-on called Mapping Sheets.
The interactive map you see below was introduced as an icebreaker during a recent live Infinitec webinar designed to help educators adapt to teaching in the Virtual Classroom. The icebreaker did a great job of engaging the educators in this large group of online learners. Participants went from passive to active learning from the moment they got a chance to contribute and collaborate via the map. The momentum carried through the entire session, prompting abundant questions and audience suggestions. If you’re looking for this type of student engagement, you might want to try to create an interactive map with Mapping Sheets!
Join me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state.
Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences
February 12, 2020 | 4:30-5:30 EDT
Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom. Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education. Learn to combine pedagogy with features to support Universal Design for Learning and walk away with a template for modification and reuse.
Registration is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members for live or archived viewing.
We hope you can join our next Wednesday Winter Webinar on February 5th. This session is designed to help educators learn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Registration is FREE to Illinois Educators and also members of UCP/Infinitec.
Sign Up for Digital Differentiation: Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Google
Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning. Explore apps that seamlessly support the three-step e-portfolio process to ensure successful implementation and management. Discover powerful ways students can create collections of artifacts to document learning as they engage in self-reflection and goal setting.
Join me and @MyInfinitec for a webinar series designed to help educators dig deeper into Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020. The model was designed to provide resources, pedagogy, and inspiration to empower educators to leverage the power of tech as a tool to support the unique learning needs of ALL students.
The pedagogy and tools have been frequently updated and presented to audiences live and worldwide throughout the past decade. I’m excited to continue to present Digital Differentiation this year and thrilled to be able to illustrate the tremendous progress and growth among all stakeholders in education.
I’m excited to be kicking off the new year with Wednesday Winter Webinars dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google. These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. Nearly a decade later, this frequently updated model reflects progress and celebrates growth among stakeholders in education.
The 2020 model features efficient and effective ways to provide ALL students with flexible learning paths for success by leveraging the power of Google Tools. These free, mainstream education tools are packed with accessibility features allowing all educators to level the playing field for learning and growth.
While facilitating a webinar series for MyInfinitec, an agency whose goal is to provide access to the core curriculum for all learners, I’ve taken another deep dive into the current accessibility features in Google Docs for Education. One of the best takeaways has been discovering the ability to present slides with captions for screen readers with Google Docs.
I’m pleased to be presenting a series of webinars for MyInfinitec.org on Wednesdays in October. Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL learners. Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this free and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL
With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based learning environment. Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL, can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs.