Sherri Lattimer

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Introduction/Purpose

Google Drive and GMail are becoming (or should be!) staples in every classroom. In this mini-course, we will learn about the cloud, components of GMail, Google Drive (including Google slides and Google Docs).

Learning Outcomes

The intent of this course is to enlighten educators on how to use Google Drive for collaboration effectively in the classroom.

Learners will be able to:

· Describe the cloud and its benefits.

· Demonstrate the technical aspects of creating, editing, and sharing documents in Google Drive.

· Identify the purposes and benefits of using Google Drive for collaboration in the classroom.

· Evaluate ways of using and applying Google Drive to enhance current lesson plans with collaboration and technology.

· Choose to use Google Drive as a means to collaborate and implement technology in the classroom.

Needs Assessment

1. Instructional Problem

There is a need for professional development programs for adult literacy program educators who lack the knowledge and skills to facilitate collaborative tools into the classroom. There is a push in adult education for students to become 21st century learners, and teachers needs to track each student's technological proficiency. An informal interview determined that teachers have basic computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office applications similar to those found in the cloud-based Google Drive. They did not know how to access Google Drive or share within the application.

2. What is to be Learned

Adult literacy teachers will learn how to incorporate Google Drive into their classroom as a collaborative tool. Topics will include the cloud and its benefits. Also, teachers will learn the basics of navigating through Google Drive apps such as Google Docs and Slides, and be able to share and edit collaboratively in each application.

3. The Learners

Targeted learners are adult literacy teachers who are reluctant to involve technology in their daily teaching due to a lack of ease with technology, in general (digital immigrants). These are veteran teachers who are retired and working part time as adult literacy teachers. They are practiced in accessing and using GMail daily as part of their job description but lack skills to integrate technology into their daily teaching.

4. Context for Instruction

The learning in this course will be completed in small groups, preferably in a physical environment. Collaboration for use of Google Drive applications and in discussion will be used so teachers can share knowledge and ideas.

5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution

Teachers can apply their new knowledge of Google Drive in a collaborative way. They will see examples about different ways Google Drive can be incorporated into their classrooms; teachers will be creating and sharing their own Google Doc. They will also collaborate within a shared Google Slides presentation. These examples of Google Drive can be used to increase student collaboration in a classroom setting, as well as in online settings. This format also allows for instant assessment and ability to provide instant feedback. This hands-on approach is imperative for teachers who have such a sparse technology background.

6. Goals of this Mini-Course

Teachers will be able to list why "the cloud" is used, and what its benefits and drawbacks are, if any.

Teachers will be able to navigate to Google Drive via their Gmail account and directly through the url.

Teachers will learn how to create and share folders in Google Drive where the products they create will be stored.

Teachers will learn how to create a document in Google Docs and share it. Within this context, teachers will learn to use Google Docs for basic document editing, as well as tracking student participation within the document.

Teachers will learn how to collaborate within a Google slides slideshow. Within this context, teachers will demonstrate the basic features in Google Slides for creating a customized slide show for collaboration.

Course-level Objectives

Create a folder in Google Docs called "Google Drive Training" where they will store the documents they create.

Create a document in Google Docs and share it with me. Within this context, teachers will use Google Docs for basic document editing, as well as tracking student participation within the document.

Access a shared Google Slides presentation and create a personal slide. Within this context, teachers will demonstrate the basic features in Google Slides for creating and formatting a customized collaborative slide show.

Instructional Methods

This mini-course is intended to be delivered by an instructor in a face-to-face environment. Learner/computer instruction would not be sufficient because of the limited technological proficiency of the learners. Face-to-face (F2F) learning provides opportunities for peer interaction, as well as teacher-student interaction.

The tasks outlined in this course have been designed to accommodate the needs of Adult Education Instructors with limited technological proficiency. The course objectives have been chosen based on what is necessary to introduce the learner to the cloud, Google Drive, and basic apps within Google Drive. Advanced applications of the apps have been avoided so the learners do not become overwhelmed and confused. Opportunity for further individual practice and information will be provided in each module, at the discretion of each learner.

Assessments in the mini-course are authentic in that learners are being assessed on collaboration. Learners will be considered successful when they share their document and collaborate on a shared slide presentation.

Task Analysis/Performance Objectives

Curriculum Map

1. Prerequisites:

Before beginning, the following items are necessary:

- Create/access Gmail account

- Computer with internet access.

- Access to YouTube.

2. The Cloud:

Given YouTube videos, students will be able to answer the following about the cloud:

- What it is.

- "Where" it is.

- Benefits and FAQ about the cloud - "The cloud" will be the content within the skills being taught in Modules Two and Three.

Given a Google account, students will be able to access Google Drive various ways.

Given a Google Drive account, students will be able to create and name a folder in their own Google Drive.

3. Google Docs:

Given written directions, students will be able to create a new Google doc.

Given written directions, students will be able to naming their file.

Given written directions, students will be able to share the document with a partner.

Given a prompt built in to the app, students will be able to select the proper permission level in sharing preferences to "can edit".

Given a request to share in Gmail, students will access their partner's document and answer questions and make comments about what they wrote in their document.

Given collaboration with their partner, students will be able to turn on document revision tracking.

Given a document where partners collaborated, the student will be able to place the document in the "Google Drive Training" folder that was created in Module One.

- Advanced features - for independent study/enrichment.

6. Google Slides:

Given a slideshow that was shared in Gmail, students will be able to access and view the slideshow presentation.

Given a shared slideshow presentation, students will be able to create a new slide.

Given a new slide, students will be able to choose a new slide layout.

Given information about the cloud from a previous module, students will create a slide detailing an idea about how they can use Google Drive in their classroom.

Given a collaborative slideshow, students will individually view the slideshow and add a comment to each classmate's slide.

Given a completed collaborative slideshow, the student will be able to place the slideshow in their "Google Drive Training" folder.

Given a folder containing a Google Doc and a Google Slideshow, students will be able to share their folder.

References and Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBx7rgqeGG8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu4FYSFeWqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxbIi2DpRmc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKJ9KzGQq0w

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