Susan Oxnevad

12 Great Ways to Use Google Drive in Education with Susan Oxnevad

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 – Show Notes #77 – 12 Great Ways to Use Google Drive in Education

Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad's glogster linking to effective writing methods using Google Docs is widely shared among writing teachers around the world.

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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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Rob Delisa July 7, 2014 - 10:20 am

Hi, Vicki: I am a first-year, 4th grade teacher who loves to use technology in the classroom. I was looking for a way to provide parents of absent students a way to always have access to the latest day’s lessons and missing homework. Google Drive might just be the answer. Thanks for your hard work.

coolcatteacher July 7, 2014 - 10:26 am

Google drive, evernote, Swivl video- just about any tool can be used as long as you are consistent- you can even use google calendar and put links to content in there!!!Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Rob Delisa July 7, 2014 - 10:39 am

Thanks, Vicki.

What has me concerned, most I think, is security. If I share a folder on Google,I am not sure I can share information in such a way that parents can only see what pertains to them. Of course, most of the time, it’s going to be material intended for the entire class. Love the calendar idea. I will play around with this. .

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