This course is designed to get you comfortable with the use of Google Chrome Apps and how to associate them with your Google account. Much like apps that are downloaded to a cell phone, Google Chrome Apps are programs that have a multitude of uses. These apps, once associated with your Google account, can be accessed via almost any device with internet capabilities. Google has apps available to the general public but also has education-specific apps through the use of its Google Apps For Education suite. This course is an entry-level course to get you started using Google Chrome Apps in the classroom.
Contact Hours: 5
- Reflect upon your understanding of Google Chrome Apps and how they are used
- Define possible uses for Google Chrome Apps in the classroom
- Examine Google Chrome Apps and be able to determine appropriate Apps for classroom use
- Explore Google Chrome Apps that will aid in your content area and grade level
- Apply the use of Google Chrome Apps to your instruction and lesson design
Work through the resources provided below. Already know the content? No problem! Skip to #5 and submit your evidence of learning from the provided Choice Board. Receive a Proficient or Accomplished rating (grading rubrics are provided for each module) from the instructor and you are awarded a badge and certificate of attendance. Graduate credit is available, as well!
1. Bell Ringer:
Let’s get started! Complete the pre-assessment to help provide context and focus to your learning experience.
2. Setting The Stage:
Watch Setting The Stage For Google Chrome Apps. Consider the different ways you use technology to strengthen learning experiences.
3. Play List:
Explore the resources provided below.
- Video: Chrome Web Store – What’s a web app?
- Video: 22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know About
- Article: Chrome: web and desktop apps explained and more
- Website: Chrome Apps Help
4. Integration In Action:
Chrome Web Apps are a great way for internet-based applications to be used in the classroom by both teachers and students. Once an app is “added” to a user account, it can quickly and easily be accessed by the account user. These apps are associated with the account and can be accessed on multiple devices, which works great in a classroom situation where devices are shared. The Chrome Apps available are submitted and posted on the Chrome Web Store and can be searched by using a variety of qualifiers to find the right app for the situation. As you view the items listed in the Integration in Action section, questions to be asking yourself:
What subject areas would a Chrome App help my students?
What organizational tools would help in my classroom?
How can I get kids engaged in subject matter on their own?
How could Chrome Apps help students when they are logged in at home?
- Chrome Web Store search for “common core math”
- Intro video on the Google Classroom app
- Using screen capture tools in the classroom!
5. Choice Board:
Choose an assignment from the choice board to complete and submit as evidence that you have mastered the information and applications found in the course. Refer to the Choice Board Evaluation Rubric and the Guidelines for Submitting Your Assignment to ensure your evidence contains the necessary elements.
When you have completed your evidence of learning, finalize the purchase process at the bottom of this page.
Take a moment to reflect on the work that you’ve accomplished and where you will go from here.
- What type of Chrome Apps could you use in the classroom to increase the academic performance of your students?
- How will you help students search and use Chrome Apps for their own personal growth in your classroom?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!
Ready to earn your badge and get credit for this five-hour course?
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