IT Integrator Susan Oxnevad uses Google Forms to train parents about the school's iPad program. Even though she's an advanced user, she also has practical advice for getting started. Chock full of Google goodness and best practices, this show is a “must listen” for schools using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) or Chromebooks.
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Susan Oxnevad, an instructional technology facilitator in the Chicago area, is an expert at using Google Tools for K-12 learning. She explains how to use Google Forms to embed media and ask questions about that media. She is excited about the new research tool available in Google Docs or Google Presentations on a computer. Using the horizontal menu, navigate to tools and then in the drop down menu to research. This tool opens a menu on the right side that conveniently searches in Google for any term typed into the search bar.
Susan is excited about using Google Templates in education to create Reusable Learning Objects. She finds out about tools and then tries them out herself. She has found potential with voice activated search, which is currently filtered by her schools.
Her advice for getting started is to use tools to teach current lessons. The comment tool is easy to integrate for many students. Peer reviewing can be taught with the comment tool in Google Docs.
Susan is on Twitter at @soxnevad. Her blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners, contains a wealth of resources for teachers. Susan is passionate about using technology for learning. Listen to this episode to find out how she uses Google for learning in K-12.
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