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Spring Forum on Teaching and Technology
Friday, February 5, 2016
Location: Millennium Student Center

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Schedule

Registration Opens
8:45 
MSC Century
Room C

Starbucks coffee, refreshments, and snacks will be served.

Welcome
9:30
MSC Century
Room C

Welcome
J. Andy Goodman, Ed.D.
Associate Provost for Professional Development & Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Keynote
9:45-10:45
MSC Century
Room C

Keynote: Getting Googley with GAFE
Bill Bass
Innovation Coordinator for the Parkway School District, Member of ISTE Board of Directors, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Trainer

Google Apps for Education has the potential to redefine collaboration in the classroom with its online productivity suite. This overview of Google Apps will explore how these online tools are changing the way students and educators use the web and create new knowledge.

Breakout Session 1
11:00-noon
MSC Century
Room C

Google Sites in Education: Developing your online presence  
Bill Bass
Innovation Coordinator for the Parkway School District, Member of ISTE Board of Directors, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Trainer

Having an online presence for yourself in your classroom becomes more vital everyday. This session will take an in-depth look at creating a Google Site with students to host content and collaborate in one shared space integrating active materials from other Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Breakout Session 2
11:00-noon
MSC SGA Chamber

Google Drive and Doctopus: Streamlining Student Assignment Distribution, Submission, and Feedback
Nicholas E. Husbye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Elementary Literacy Education
Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research

In this session, you will learn about Doctopus, a Google Sheets add-on that allows instructors to share, monitor student progress, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive. In this session you will learn how to install the Doctopus add-on for use in Google Drive, create folder structures for class distribution, develop templates for distribution to students, as well as collect and provide feedback on student work and work-in-progress.

Breakout Session 3
11:00-noon
MSC 316 Meeting Room

Google Hangouts: Meet Students Where They Are
Courtney McDermott, Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Field Education
Keeta Holmes, Assistant Director and Instructional Designer, CTL

Scheduling online meetings with individual students and student groups can be a challenge. Follow the steps used in Social Work 3210 to create a Google Doc meeting sign-up sheet and to set up a link to a Google Hangout virtual meeting room that can be accessed from any device in almost any networked location on the globe. You’ll leave the session with a quick guide to set up a sign-up sheet and your own Google Hangout. We’ll provide an overview of the features in Google Hangout, and if you bring your own laptop, you’ll have hands-on practice exploring this new option for your class.

Lunch
12:15-1:00 
MSC Century
Room C

Lunch

Breakout Session 4
1:15-2:15
MSC Century
Room C

Google Collaborative Tools: Getting Started with Drive
Bill Bass
Innovation Coordinator for the Parkway School District, Member of ISTE Board of Directors, a Google Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Trainer

The collaborative power of Google Drive can add a layer of creativity and interaction into a traditional, hybrid, or online classroom. Learn how Drive is being used in K12 and what to expect from students as they enter UMSL. Knowing existing student technology expertise in Google Apps, get started in simple ways to energize your classroom and give students the creative license to demonstrate their understanding in your course.

Breakout Session 5
1:15-2:15
MSC SGA Chamber

Google Drive and Goobric: Expanding the Capabilities of Doctopus for Efficient Feedback
Nicholas E. Husbye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Elementary Literacy Education
Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation, and Research

In this session, we expand the use of Doctopus as a method for managing the distribution of student assignments to incorporate the add-on Goobric to provide efficient feedback. Goobric, as an add-on, allows instructors to utilize rubrics, in-document citations, and audio commentary without ever leaving the student’s document. In this session, participants will learn how to design or import a rubric into Goobric, provide feedback within the document, and leave audio comments on assignments.  

Breakout Session 6
1:15-2:15
MSC 316 Meeting Room

Google on the Go: Using Google Apps on Your Mobile Devices
Dylan Herx, Instructional Designer in Center for Teaching and Learning
Emily Goldstein, Instructional Designer in Center for Teaching and Learning

In this session, Dylan Herx and Emily Goldstein will walk you through practical applications of Google forms, docs, and photos all using your mobile device! Want your students to fill out a form to signal to your their paper is ready for peer review? Want your students to collaborate on a group paper? Do you want your students to be able to upload photos to a shared folder? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this session.

Download and install Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google Photos on your phone or tablet in advance to take part in the hands-on activities.