Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Online Writing with Google Apps and Creating Books with Book Creator - with an art twist!

Resources from my presentation at the Humboldt County Office of Arts Education Regional Forum, February 3, 2014.

Collaborative Annotations Using Google Docs

Collaborative Annotations Using Google Docs
Create a table in Google Docs with 2 columns.
Have students participate in a collaborative discussion.  
Use comments to provide feedback - can be teacher to student, student to student
Google Docs

See this example
Can be adapted for any subject.  Adapting this idea for art

Have students explain the thinking behind their work with Kaizena voice comments

Google Forms for Assessment and Reflection  

Use Google Forms to collect student responses

Compare and Contrast with Docs and Sites  

Google tools can help teachers design lesson that require students to interact with media and text in new ways. This will help prepare them for the new Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Google Art Project  

40,000 hi-res images from 40 countries

Activity (Developed by Bill Selak):  
Get in teams of 3 or 4
Devise a strategy to estimate how many dots are in the picture
Share your estimate and the strategy you used here
See each groups work here

Google Story Builder

Students can create dynamic videos of a story they write.  With dialogue and characters, create a video of your Docs story complete with theme music!

Using the Book Creator App to Combine Student Writing and Artwork on the iPad