Using Google Apps to Meet Standards

Using Google Apps
to Meet Standards
Dawn Nelson
Coordinator of Instructional Media & Technology
ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools
Google Apps
• Collection of web-based programs
• File storage
• Run in a web browser
• Software needed – none for most apps
– Some require a download (ex - Talk or Chat)
• Just create an account and log in to use
Communication Tools
• Gmail
• Google Buzz
– Social Networking – like Twitter
• Google Talk or Chat
– Needs Software
• Google Calendar
• Google Groups
Productivity Tools
• Google Docs
– Document
– Presentation
– Spreadsheet
• Work any time, any place
• Platform Neutral
• Shared
– Collaborate in Time, rather than place
Other Features
• Video
– Local channel – recommended for only
teachers and staff
• Sites
– Can be shared
Features Outside of Apps for Education
• iGoogle home page –
– Customizable search page
• Google Reader
– RSS Aggregator
• Picasa
– Photo sharing
Standards Relevant to K-12
• MEMO Information and Technology
• AASL – American Association for School
• ISTE NETS-S – International Society for
Technology In Education National
Educational Technology Standards for
Challenge – To Merge the Two
• Find Standards which can be facilitated
with Google Apps
• Make plans to use them
– Planning can be the first challenge
– Takes more work initially
• Consider the power of sharing document
Just How Does that Work?
MEMO Information and Technology Literacy
• Found on the MEMO Website
• American Assn of School Librarians
• Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
• International Society for Technology In
• National Educational Technology
Standards (NETS•S) and Performance
Indicators for Students
– Inquiry II.A.5 - Use new and developing
online tools like social bookmarking, RSS
Feeds, and knowledge sharing
communities to gather information.
• Inquiry IV.C.1-4 –
1. Learn and understand the importance of
collaboration and group work.
2. Recognize individual roles and
responsibilities within the group.
3. Access and contribute to online learning
4. Use collaborative electronic authoring
• 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically
and productively as members of our democratic
– 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a
social and intellectual network of learners.
– 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to
organize and display knowledge and understanding
in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
– 3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working
productively with others.
• 2. Communication and Collaboration
– Students use digital media and environments to
communicate and work collaboratively, including at
a distance, to support individual learning and
contribute to the learning of others. Students:
• a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers,
experts, or others employing a variety of digital
• and media.
• b. communicate information and ideas effectively to
multiple audiences using a variety of media and
• c. develop cultural understanding and global
awareness by engaging with learners of other
• d. contribute to project teams to produce original
works or solve problems.
• These will be hands-on as this is a BYO
laptop session.

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