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
Contact Hours: 5
- 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
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 And iPad Integration. Consider the different ways you use technology to strengthen learning experiences.
3. Play List:
Explore the resources provided below.
- 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
4. Integration In Action:
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?
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.
- 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?
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