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== '''Course Overview''' ==
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== '''Introduction to Unit One''' ==
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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.
<html5media height="360" width="640">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuHsxWWWcXc</html5media>
== '''How to Add the "Kami" Extension to Your Web Browser''' ==
Please click the link below to watch a brief tutorial.
<html5media height="360" width="640">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nHgLKdfHEs</html5media>
== '''Google Applications for Education (GAFE)''' ==
Please click the following links. Read and explore both resources to develop a better understanding of GAFE & Google Classroom.
'''Do: Read & Explore'''
== '''Time to Reflect''' ==
Please complete this short survey and allow yourself to reflect on your thoughts and opinions regarding technology in the classroom.
== '''Moving on to the next lesson...''' ==
[[ Unit 2: Why Integrate Technology in the Classroom? ]]
=='''Extended Resources'''==
===[[Unit 4: ]]===
* Objectives...
=='''Extended Resources'''==
=='''Extended Resources'''==

Revision as of 10:36, 8 May 2019


Course Overview


Welcome to the professional development mini-course, How To Effectively Run a Paperless Classroom!

"Consistent with a recognized challenge across the United States, the local problem addressed in this study was teachers’ inability to implement new technologies in the classroom. Professional development is the channel through which teachers improve, and high-quality professional development has been shown to enhance teacher efficacy" (Morquin, 2016, p. 1).

This course is intended for instructors of all subjects and grade levels that have unlimited access to technology for both themselves and each of his/her students. No more missing assignments, hours spent in the copy room, or wasting of paper (and trees!). The purpose of this mini-course is to present educators with the tools and directions needed to properly facilitate a "paperless" or "virtual" classroom. Technology is progressing rapidly and is making its way into schools and classrooms. As this continues to occur, educators are encouraged and in some instances, expected to utilize technology each day in their lesson plans. Participants of this mini-course will learn how to utilize the platform, Google Classroom and the application, Kami in order to create a paperless classroom environment. We, as educators, must prepare for the future of education.

Please note: This transition does not happen overnight. Rather, the transition happens gradually as educators must dedicate their time to learning the platforms, functions, and then learning how to effectively and properly use these functions. The educator is typically required to teach his or her students how to use each of these platforms. If the educator is not well-versed in these platforms, the transition will be overall more challenging.

Assessment of Learner Needs

This mini-course addresses educators' knowledge gap regarding technology in the classroom and how to effectively implement it into their everyday teaching regime. It is designed to transform the negative attitude portrayed by many educators about transitioning from a traditional to virtual classroom. Participants of this course should have the willingness to adapt and change from the traditional "pen and pencil" methods of teaching and delivering information. Not all participants must be current educators; participants may be learners who are curious about the recent innovations in educational technology. My goal in creating this mini-course is that participants will complete the course and feel confident that they have are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a paperless classroom.

Performance Objectives

  • Given a list of documents, participants will be able to convert them to PDF documents and post them as Kami assignments on Google Classroom.
  • Given a topic, participants will be able to create and post a lesson and the necessary materials on Google Classroom.
  • Given information on virtual classrooms, participants will be able to identify at least 3 benefits of implementing and utilizing virtual classrooms.
  • Participants will use Google Classroom to distribute resources, differentiate assignments, collect student work and offer feedback.
            • IN PROGRESS*******

Course Units

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: What You'll Need To Participate

Unit 2: Why Integrate Technology in the Classroom?

Unit 3: Kami

Unit 4:

Extended Resources

Morquin, D. (2016). Teachers' perceptions regarding the use of google classroom and google docs and their impact on student engagement (Order No. 10127995). Available from ProQuest Central Student. (1810170454). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1810170454?accountid=12195