Mobile devices are being used in the classroom daily and have allowed educators to shift their teaching styles to a more student-centered approach. We are no longer living in a one size fits all world. The integration of Google and the iPad have allowed us to extract the power of these different tools to achieve individual student learning goals. In this course, you will learn about harnessing the creative powers of the iPads while still gaining access to the productivity powers from Google Apps.
Prerequisites: Must have skills outlined in the “Basic iPad Skills” online module
- Demonstrate how to use Google Drive on the iPad
- Analyze how to effectively use Google Classroom on the iPad to create, share, and turn in assignments
- Plan lessons that utilize Google Apps to enhance student learning
- Evaluate appropriate apps for learning targets
- Google Drive for the iPad
- iPads with the New Google Classroom
- A Quick Look at Google Classroom App
- Evaluating Apps for Lessons (The apps on slides 5-7 are referenced on the choice board)
- App Rubric
Emphasis on Task Design
When emphasis is placed on learning targets and student engagement, the iPad can be a very powerful tool in improving student performance. Using GAFE & Mobile Devices in the Research Process gives ideas for using various iOS apps along with Google Apps such as docs, drive, and slides. As you review this resource, consider how does/can Google Apps, along with iOS apps, aide in the research process (from brainstorming to presenting)? When presented with numerous apps, what are items that are important to look for in picking the right app?
In the eBook Poems 2016, students used a variety of iOS apps to complete the student books, one of which was Google Docs. How does creating a digital book, available for anyone to download, give new meaning to students when compared to a traditional paper and pencil writing assignment?
Sock Puppet – Puppet Show is a lesson where students create a puppet show using an app and upload the video to Google Drive/Classroom. Having the ability to share assignments in Google Drive/Classroom makes for easy organization for students and teachers. How does the use of Drive/Classroom also allow for better collaboration and student engagement?
Choose one of the following assignments 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.
Choice 1: Writing Refresh
Choose a lesson you have taught in the past that incorporates students writing/presenting; revise this lesson to incorporate Google Docs and/or Slides. Write a 1 ½ to 2-page paper sharing the process, introduction to students, as well as how Google Docs/Slides will benefit your students in ways paper/pencil may not have.
Choice 2: Scavenger Hunt!
Create an iPad scavenger hunt for your upcoming class (Example: Columbia Public Schools – iPad Scavenger Hunt). Be sure to include apps that you plan to use this year. Share this iPad scavenger hunt with your colleagues as well as the instructor.
Choice 3: App Slam
Using the app rubric, choose two apps from the lists provided in the Evaluation of iPad Apps Presentation. Create a presentation to share with others in your building/district which details what makes each a good app, how this can be integrated with Google Drive/Classroom, and 2 possible lesson ideas for each app.
- After spending time using Google Apps and the iPad in an integrated experience, how do you see these two working together to benefit student learning?
- What are your next steps to ensure you are creating lessons that effectively integrate Google Apps on the iPad?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!
Ready to earn your badge and get credit for this five-hour course?