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 them 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 Literacy • AASL – American Association for School Librarians • ISTE NETS-S – International Society for Technology In Education National Educational Technology Standards for Students 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 http://memotech.ning.com/page/memoinformation-and AASL • American Assn of School Librarians • Standards for the 21st-Century Learner • http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl /guidelinesandstandards/learningstanda rds/permissions.cfm ISTE • International Society for Technology In Education • National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S) and Performance Indicators for Students • http://www.iste.org/Content/Navigation Menu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards /NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards.pdf MEMO – 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 communities. 4. Use collaborative electronic authoring tools. AASL • 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. – 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. ISTE • 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 environments • and media. • b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. • c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. • d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. Examples • These will be hands-on as this is a BYO laptop session.