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Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies

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Make math relevant to the real world with the measuring tool and other features in MyMaps

Instructional Strategies

Make math relevant to the real world with the measuring tool and other features in MyMaps

Encourage students to enter the Google Science Fair!

Instructional Strategies

Encourage students to enter the Google Science Fair!

Use sensors with Google’s mobile app, Science Journal, to discover the world around you! (Android only)

Instructional Strategies

Use sensors with Google’s mobile app, Science Journal, to discover the world around you! (Android only)

Video a class discussion or find a discussion on YouTube or Teaching Channel and have students watch and critique

Instructional Strategies

Video a class discussion or find a discussion on YouTube or Teaching Channel and have students watch and critique

Post objectives in Google Classroom or other Learning Management System for students to refer to before or after class

Instructional Strategies

Post objectives in Google Classroom or other Learning Management System for students to refer to before or after class

Create and share YouTube playlists with students to review before/after class (can send via Google Classroom!)

Instructional Strategies

Create and share YouTube playlists with students to review before/after class (can send via Google Classroom!)

Let students practice their speaking skills with Voki

Instructional Strategies

Let students practice their speaking skills with Voki

Use Voxer to create a virtual student discussion

Instructional Strategies

Use Voxer to create a virtual student discussion

Use Google Timelapse to push students to think critically about the various formations in our earth

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Timelapse to push students to think critically about the various formations in our earth

Teach geography the fun way with Mystery Skype!

Instructional Strategies

Teach geography the fun way with Mystery Skype!

Allow your students to practice their new digital citizenship skills in online spaces like a school blog or website with access to the outside world

Instructional Strategies

Allow your students to practice their new digital citizenship skills in online spaces like a school blog or website with access to the outside world

Use Google Drawings, Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool), or Canva to create powerful images

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Drawings, Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool), or Canva to create powerful images

Use Google Classroom or other Learning Management System to assign differentiated tasks to each group

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Classroom or other Learning Management System to assign differentiated tasks to each group

Explicitly teach students how to power search to find the information they need so they don’t need to plagiarize

Instructional Strategies

Explicitly teach students how to power search to find the information they need so they don’t need to plagiarize

Connect with another class in Skype in the Classroom

Instructional Strategies

Connect with another class in Skype in the Classroom

Teach students how to safely use social media by modeling with a class Twitter or Instagram account

Instructional Strategies

Teach students how to safely use social media by modeling with a class Twitter or Instagram account

Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) listing directions into steps

Instructional Strategies

Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) listing directions into steps

Post directions in Google Classroom or OneNote Class Notebook and attach a rubric

Instructional Strategies

Post directions in Google Classroom or OneNote Class Notebook and attach a rubric

Create podcasts with YouTube or Soundtrap

Instructional Strategies

Create podcasts with YouTube or Soundtrap

Create math art with Desmos to practice graphing

Instructional Strategies

Create math art with Desmos to practice graphing

Consider using a resource such as an SOS card.

Instructional Strategies

Consider using a resource such as an SOS card.

Use Newsela to find scaffolded articles for student learning

Instructional Strategies

Use Newsela to find scaffolded articles for student learning

Give students time to reflect on their learning by creating a screencast using Explain Everything (paid) or Educreations (free).

Instructional Strategies

Give students time to reflect on their learning by creating a screencast using Explain Everything (paid) or Educreations (free).

Use Voice Typing and Translate Document feature in Google Docs

Instructional Strategies

Use Voice Typing and Translate Document feature in Google Docs

CraftyText to type directions onto the screen in real time

Instructional Strategies

CraftyText to type directions onto the screen in real time

Use the Google Advanced Search Tools to find information within a specific set of criteria.

Instructional Strategies

Use the Google Advanced Search Tools to find information within a specific set of criteria.

Capture and improve performance with Coach’s Eye app (mobile devices).

Instructional Strategies

Capture and improve performance with Coach’s Eye app (mobile devices).

Expect students to use the CRAP test to evaluate information (currency, reliability, authorship, purpose).

Instructional Strategies

Expect students to use the CRAP test to evaluate information (currency, reliability, authorship, purpose).

Use protocols (great resource: National School of Reform) for structured collaboration so that students need to work together at length to figure out problems

Instructional Strategies

Use protocols (great resource: National School of Reform) for structured collaboration so that students need to work together at length to figure out problems

Use Google Trends to compare and analyze trends over time

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Trends to compare and analyze trends over time

Demonstrate understanding by designing a book using Book Creator (currently iOS only, coming to Chrome this summer)

Instructional Strategies

Demonstrate understanding by designing a book using Book Creator (currently iOS only, coming to Chrome this summer)

Create student discussion on a Google Doc (or other cloud-based word processor) or in Google Classroom, or in Hangouts

Instructional Strategies

Create student discussion on a Google Doc (or other cloud-based word processor) or in Google Classroom, or in Hangouts

Teach advanced power searching skills!

Instructional Strategies

Teach advanced power searching skills!

Build strong digital citizens in your class with Google’s Be Internet Awesome program and the K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from CommonSense

Instructional Strategies

Build strong digital citizens in your class with Google’s Be Internet Awesome program and the K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from CommonSense

Push student thinking while examining satellite imagery over time using Google’s Timelapse

Instructional Strategies

Push student thinking while examining satellite imagery over time using Google’s Timelapse

Explore different perspectives in Google Newspapers

Instructional Strategies

Explore different perspectives in Google Newspapers

Use Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) as visuals to organize your lesson and embed a YouTube video of a timer in each slide to help you keep pace

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) as visuals to organize your lesson and embed a YouTube video of a timer in each slide to help you keep pace

Use YouTube timer or Slides speaker notes timer during talking points

Instructional Strategies

Use YouTube timer or Slides speaker notes timer during talking points

Utilize social media (class or individual accounts) to connect the curriculum to the real world (ie: students can: tag an author in a tweet linking the blog post the student wrote about the author’s book, email their state representative to share their thinking on certain issues they are studying, write a book review on Goodreads.com, etc.)

Instructional Strategies

Utilize social media (class or individual accounts) to connect the curriculum to the real world (ie: students can: tag an author in a tweet linking the blog post the student wrote about the author’s book, email their state representative to share their thinking on certain issues they are studying, write a book review on Goodreads.com, etc.)

Try the Google Doc add-on EquatIO to help with inserting equations and graphs into Google Docs and Sheets!

Instructional Strategies

Try the Google Doc add-on EquatIO to help with inserting equations and graphs into Google Docs and Sheets!

Use Soundtrap or YouTube to create a class podcast or video blog

Instructional Strategies

Use Soundtrap or YouTube to create a class podcast or video blog

Use BreakoutEDU to build problem solving and critical thinking skills

Instructional Strategies

Use BreakoutEDU to build problem solving and critical thinking skills

Have objectives posted via Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) or CraftyText

Instructional Strategies

Have objectives posted via Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) or CraftyText

Newsela creates articles that can be presented at multiple lexile levels for differentiation

Instructional Strategies

Newsela creates articles that can be presented at multiple lexile levels for differentiation

Flip the learning! Digitize your lessons by creating short video screencasts with Explain Everything (paid), Educreations, or Screencastify and have students watch in small groups or at home to save time during class

Instructional Strategies

Flip the learning! Digitize your lessons by creating short video screencasts with Explain Everything (paid), Educreations, or Screencastify and have students watch in small groups or at home to save time during class