3 Great Ways to Use a Google Form

3 Great Ways to Use Google Forms
3 Great Ways to Use Google Forms

One of my favorite tools for engaging online learners has always been the Google Form. Anyone with a Gmail account has the ability to design a form, share it electronically, and collect information in real-time from audiences near and far. The interactivity of the form makes it quite engaging, and the tremendous possibilities for using the form to personalize learning in the Virtual Classroom are abundant. Here are 3 great ways to use a Google Form.

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Great Ways to Use Interactive Maps in the Virtual Classroom

Are you looking for great ways to engage students in the virtual classroom? Good news! You can create a personalized, interactive map to help students connect and collaborate through online learning. It’s easier than you think with the combined  power of Google Forms, Sheets, and a handy Add-on called Mapping Sheets.

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Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Infinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom. The live webinar will be held on March 25th @ 3:30 CDT. This webinar is available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA. Educators can register to attend live session or view the archive when available.

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Create a Live, Interactive Map with Mapping Sheets

I’m excited to share a potentially powerful activity designed for the Virtual Classroom. The activity will engage participants in creating an interactive map with Google Forms, Sheets, and an amazing Add-on called Mapping Sheets.

The interactive map you see below was introduced as an icebreaker during a recent live Infinitec webinar designed to help educators adapt to teaching in the Virtual Classroom. The icebreaker did a great job of engaging the educators in this large group of online learners.  Participants went from passive to active learning from the moment they got a chance to contribute and collaborate via the map. The momentum carried through the entire session, prompting abundant questions and audience suggestions. If you’re looking for this type of student engagement, you might want to try to create an interactive map with Mapping Sheets!

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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Are you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed? You’re invited to attend a couple of FREE webinars designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time.

The webinars are being hosted by Infinitec and they are available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA.

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Power Up Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Simple K12 is offering free online PD to all schools and districts facing a closure. This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton, an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor. Deb will be sharing best practices for teaching virtually online.

At 3:00, I’ll be presenting back-to-back sessions designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time. 

Register for this free webinar series to gain access to both live and on demand sessions.

Powerful Google Powered Projects for the Virtual Classroom

Tuesday March 17th 3:00-3:30 Eastern

If your school is temporarily closing the doors of their brick and mortar learning facilities, or you just want to learn about teaching virtually online, this webinar is for you!   Join Susan Oxnevad as she shares some powerful Google-powered  projects designed to be facilitated online via the virtual classroom. Learn tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience.

Register for this FREE online session @Simple K12

 

Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Tuesday March 17th 4:00-4:30 Eastern

Learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a virtual writing workshop and maximize writing instruction. Join us as we extend the walls of the classroom and demonstrate how to engage students in the writing process through peer editing, progress monitoring, and classroom management strategies, all outside of the boundaries of the physical classroom.  Join us for an in-depth look at launching a virtual writing workshop that will provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning.

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 Wednesday Winter Webinar Series – 2020

Join Us @MyInfinitec for Digital Differentiation with Google

Digital Differentiation Overview – Leverage the Power of Tech as a TOOL for ALL Learners

January 29, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 CDT

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. This webinar will provide an overview of digital tools and resources to design learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation.

Archived viewing is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members.

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Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google Docs for Increased Engagement

February 5, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 CDT

Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning. Explore apps that seamlessly support the three-step e-portfolio process to ensure successful implementation and management. Discover powerful ways students can create collections of artifacts to document learning as they engage in self-reflection and goal setting.

Registration is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members for live or archived viewing.

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Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences

February 12, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 CDT

Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom. Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education. Learn to combine pedagogy with features to support Universal Design for Learning and walk away with a template for modification and reuse.

Registration is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members for live or archived viewing.

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Incorporate Digital Differentiation with Google to Your Toolkit

Get resources, stay updated about learning opportunities, request consultation, or bring me in to provide training via a customize for your staff.

Digital Differentiation with Google

On January 8th, 2020 I’ll be facilitating an updated model of this longtime interactive resource via Simple K-12 @ 3:00 pm EST. The focus of this fast-paced 30 minute session is to provide on overview of ways to leverage the power of free and accessible Google to provide ALL students with flexible learning paths for success.

Registration is open to @SK12 members for live or archived viewing.

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October Webinar Series 

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Putting UDL to Practice in a Google Powered Learning Environment

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based learning environment. Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL, can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs. Google Apps for Education provide schools with a free, efficient and accessible mainstream suite of tool to help educators design learning experiences to support the diverse needs of ALL students.

Join me an Infinitec for a  series of 3 individual webinars in October designed to explore ways to put UDL to practice in a Google powered learning environment.

Turn up Creativity with New Audio in Google Slides 

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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.

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PowerUp the Collaborative Writing Process with Google Docs 

 

 

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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.  

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Great ways to use Google Docs for Student Driven Learning Projects

 

 

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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.

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Simple K12 Webinars in October

Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs

 

 

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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.

 

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Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs

 

 

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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!

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Digital Differentiation: A Tool to Support Flexible Learning Paths

Last aired on Simple K12 on April 24, 2019.

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Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms.

Join me and Simple K12 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, @ 5:00 PM EST for an overview of digital tools and resources to help educators design personalized learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation

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Last Broadcast on April 21, 2019

 

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Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Join me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state.

Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences

February 12, 2020 | 4:30-5:30 EDT



Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom. Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education. Learn to combine pedagogy with features to support Universal Design for Learning and walk away with a template for modification and reuse.

Registration is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members for live or archived viewing.

Register for Session 3 on Infinitec

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

We hope you can join our next Wednesday Winter Webinar on February 5th. This session is designed to help educators learn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Registration is FREE to Illinois Educators and also members of UCP/Infinitec.

Sign Up for Digital Differentiation: Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Google

Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning. Explore apps that seamlessly support the three-step e-portfolio process to ensure successful implementation and management. Discover powerful ways students can create collections of artifacts to document learning as they engage in self-reflection and goal setting.

 

Digital Differentiation 2 ePortfolio Process

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 3:30 PM CST – 4:30 PM CST
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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Join me and @MyInfinitec for a webinar series designed to help educators dig deeper into Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020. The model was designed to provide resources, pedagogy, and inspiration to empower educators to leverage the power of tech as a tool to support the unique learning needs of ALL students.

Digital Differentiation 2020

The pedagogy and tools have been frequently updated and presented to audiences live and worldwide throughout the past decade. I’m excited to continue to present Digital Differentiation this year and thrilled to be able to illustrate the tremendous progress and growth among all stakeholders in education.

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Join Us for Wednesday Winter Webinars Dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google

I’m excited to be kicking off the new year with Wednesday Winter Webinars dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google. These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. Nearly a decade later, this frequently updated model reflects progress and celebrates growth among stakeholders in education.

Digital Differentiation 2020
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The 2020 model features efficient and effective ways to provide ALL students with flexible learning paths for success by leveraging the power of Google Tools. These free, mainstream education tools are packed with accessibility features allowing all educators to level the playing field for learning and growth.

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