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CORE Breakfast: How can Google Apps support teaching and learning?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 07:30
How can Google Apps support teaching and learning?
Google apps are fast becoming an integral tool for work and play worldwide. Throughout New Zealand and around the world, schools are signing up for Google Apps. This includes the use of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Presentations, Google Sites, Google Blogger, Google Calendar, and the latest, Google Drive. Why? Because not only are they all free, they are easy to use and saved in the Cloud, freeing up valuable space on school servers.
As a result, these applications have been widely adopted by educator’s to support teaching and learning programmes. Examples of their integration include students collaborating on projects to both give and receive feedback from teachers, peers and families through the use of Google Docs. Students and teachers are using Google Sites as a platform for units of inquiry and Blogger to share their learning with a range of audiences locally, nationally and worldwide. Parents and wider whānau can readily access up-to-date information about the happenings in their school communities with the use of Google Calendar.
As long as they have internet access, students and their teachers are able to access all things Google anytime, anywhere. These tools offer schools the opportunity for students to integrate their learning experiences in an authentic way by utilising tools being used in the real world.
This CORE breakfast session will:
- Provide an overview of Google Apps in education.
- Discuss the benefits of using Google Apps to support connectivity, creativity and collaboration for learners.
- Explore their uses in education to support teaching and learning.
- Give guidance on where to begin when introducing Google Apps to your school.
Who this seminar is for
This session will be particularly useful for e-learning leaders and classroom teachers who would like to learn more about the way in which Google Apps are being used across all sectors within the context of education.
About our presenter: Tania Coutts
Tania is a facilitator for CORE Education based in Whāngarei. Her role involves delivering professional development to teachers from Northland down to the northern areas of Auckland. In 2011 Tania became a Google Certified Teacher at the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney, giving her a vast amount of new knowledge to share with teachers as they learn how to integrate Google Apps for education into their teaching and learning programmes.
Breakfast and seminar: $30 (includes GST)