Unit 1: What You'll Need To Participate


Introduction to Lesson One

Google Classroom is a free online service that was created by Google to be used by educators in schools. The aim of Google Classroom is to distribute, create, and grade assignments in a paperless nature. The service also facilitates the sharing of files between teachers and students. Kami is a PDF and document annotation and mark up tool that works with Google Classroom. This may seem like a big step for some educators who are used to a traditional pen and pencil classroom environment; this mini-course is intended for those educators who want to take the leap to a virtual classroom but need support and guidance.

At the end of this unit, participants will have:

  • Acquired the necessary online tools and extensions needed to participant in the course
  • Start to develop an understanding of GAFE and the various features it offers
  • Allowed themselves to reflect on their thoughts and opinions regarding technology in the classroom

What You'll Need

  • Device (i.e. laptop, computer, iPad, tablet)
  • Access to a web browser (i.e. Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer)
  • Google e-mail address (G-Mail address)
  • Kami extension added to your web browser

How to Log In to Google Classroom

Please click the link below to watch a brief tutorial.

How to Add the "Kami" Extension to Your Web Browser

Please click the link below to watch a brief tutorial.

Join the Mini-Course Google Classroom

Activity: From the eye's of student

After you create (or log in) to your G-Mail address, you are able to access Google Classroom from your personal account. Click the link below and practice joining a class using the tutorial video above.

The class code is: 9at0i63

Use this code to join the Google Classroom that was created specifically for this course. You will be asked to access this periodically throughout the duration of the course to post and submit reflections, ask questions, as well as access the material that others post for further instruction or reference.

Keep in mind as you join the class that this is the view your students would have on their personal devices if you were prompting them to join your Google Classroom. You are joining the Google Classroom as a student. The view from an instructor's account differs a bit. We will

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Unit 2: Why Integrate Technology in the Classroom?

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