I’m pleased to be presenting a series of webinars for MyInfinitec.org on Wednesdays in October. Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL learners. Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this free and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL
What is UDL?
Universal Design for Learning is an approach aimed at supporting the diverse needs of ALL learners in a classroom.
A UDL classroom is carefully crafted to provide ALL students with multiple opportunities for learning and growth. UDL principles suggest that learning experiences should provide students with Multiple Means of Representation, Action & Expression, and Engagement.
UDL fosters student engagement by presenting information in multiple ways and allowing students to demonstrate learning through diverse avenues of action and expression. Multimedia plays a significant role in the learning environment. It can be used as a compelling tool for presenting information and as a creativity tool for demonstrating learning and sparking innovation.
Join me and MyInfinitec.org to explore ways to put UDL to practice in a Google-powered learning environment.
Turn up Creativity with New Audio in Google Slides
October 2nd from 4:30 – 5:30 EST
Have you been trying to find an easy way for students to add audio to their projects? It’s time to turn up student creativity in your classroom with the new audio feature in Google Slides. During this session we’ll provide you with an overview of 7 amazing design features that are built in to Slides, then we’ll share examples of ways to use the tools to engage students in personalized learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge as they create, using multiple methods of expression and engagement. Join us for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We’ll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.
PowerUp the Collaborative Writing Process with Google Docs
October 9th from 4:30-5:30 EST
Would you like you like to improve your students’ writing skills along with their technology skills? In this webinar you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom. Join us as we demonstrate how to engage students in the writing process through peer editing, progress monitoring, and classroom management strategies built to support ALL learners. Join us for an in-depth look at designing a digital writing workshop that will provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning.
Great ways to use Google Docs for Student Driven Learning Projects
October 16th from 4:30-5:30 EST
Would you like to design student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating. Join us for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We’ll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.
Simple K12 Webinars in October
On the last two Wednesdays in October, I’ll be presenting updated versions of some of my most popular SK-12 webinars. These webinars are open to members of the SK12 Teacher Learning Community. Learn more about SK12.
Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
October 23rd from 4:00 – 5:00 EST
Would you like to improve your students’ writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? One way of doing so is by using digital writing and Google Docs, the documents editor available in Google Drive. Since Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, students using Google Docs often write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. Join Susan Oxnevad as she shows how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. She will explain how to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features, such as integrated reference tools and collaborative revision tools to help you and your students embrace digital writing.
Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs
October 30th from 4:00-5:00 PM EST
Do you sometimes wish you could do more with your instruction, but just don’t seem to have the time? Consider using Google Docs, a suite of powerful tools that you can use to maximize your instructional time. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, inform and assess, automate tasks, and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout any student driven learning experience. Join Susan Oxnevad as she demonstrates ways to put the power of Google Docs to work for you. She will share how you can use if for collecting and organizing information, assessing students, personalizing learning, collecting assignments, encouraging self-reflection, and so much more!