Use Google Apps to Improve Communication with Parents
Connecting with parents is vital for a successful classroom. Using Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Blogger, Voice, Docs, and Translate can make this connection easier. This webinar will show you easy ways to regularly update parents (even those who speak a different language) and to help them get involved in the classroom. No more fiddling around with communication logs or giving out your personal phone number. Join Shervette Miller-Payton as she shares tips to help you stay organized and stress-free.
Help Students Learn Vocabulary Using a Fun, Free Tool
Need fun and effective ways for your students to learn vocabulary or terms? Try Quizlet! In this webinar, Shervette Miller-Payton will demonstrate how teachers can use Quizlet in class, especially on a smartboard or on a class website. Students are usually excited by Quizlet's competitive game features and teachers will love creating the automatically graded quizzes. Teachers of all subjects will enjoy this tool that makes students eager to study.
Using Rigor and Relevance with Teens to Build Skills, Fight Apathy
Do the following student complaints sound familiar? "Why are we doing this?" "This is so boring!" "I'll just copy the answers." Teaching adolescents can be a challenge because they are often struggling with issues related to apathy, self-esteem, and rebellion. However, by using highly relevant and rigorous material, teachers can chip away at those challenges and further build skills needed for college and careers. Join Shervette Miller-Payton as she introduces the Rigor and Relevance Framework and how it can be used when developing real-world projects, quick assignments, and authentic assessments for teens. She'll also discuss how to avoid pitfalls of rigor and interdisciplinary work, and how the framework can help decrease cheating plagiarism.
Save Time and Increase Student Engagement with Paperless Grading Do you seem to spend an inordinate amount of time grading papers? What if you could spend less time grading and still improve interaction with students? In this webinar, join Shervette Miller-Payton as she shows you how to use free Web tools for paperless grading. You will discover how going to paperless grading not only saves you time, but also increases student engagement and enhances the effectiveness of student-teacher and teacher-parent conferences.
Applying Bloom's Taxonomy to Google Tools and Projects
For more than half a century, teachers have used Bloom's Taxonomy to lead students deeper into content in an orderly manner. It is a tried and true method that you can now modernize and enhance even more with technology. In this webinar, join Shervette Miller-Payton as she shows how to use various Google apps (Voice, Drive, Chrome, Hangouts, Sites, YouTube, World Wonders, and Visualizer) to take students from basic memorization through complex creation. Come discover project ideas that will help students understand topics more thoroughly while being engaged and empowered.
Google Guru: Hidden Google Tricks for Schools and Classrooms
Do you think you know everything about Google apps? Not so fast - there's likely more to Google than you think. In this webinar, join high school teacher-leader Shervette Miller-Payton as she shares some of the most overlooked Google tricks and apps that administrators, teachers, and students can use. She'll explain how you can become a guru of advanced searches, document shortcuts, email organization, video editing, and more. In addition, Shervette will explore 3 hidden Google apps that can be used in student research projects. You're sure to learn something new in this session