Monday, April 20, 2015

NETA 2015 Preview

The Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Spring Conference is this week (Thursday and Friday).  I am SO excited!  I have been an attendee, a workshop leader, a presenter, and I even served on the Board of Directors.   I LOVE NETA!  I have the privilege this year of presenting a few sessions with my good friend and colleague Susan Prabulos.

One of our sessions is on Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and how we use it with our students.  GAFE is integral in what we do each day in our classrooms -- planning, projects, and assessment.

As a small preview -- I'm sharing a couple of the items we have on our "short list" for our NETA presentation.  If you are attending NETA -- I hope that you plan on attending our session on Friday.

Google Drawing is one of my favorite tools to use.  The possibilities are endless!  One way I use it is to get student feedback about lessons and concepts we are learning about in class.  I use this during instruction and as an exit ticket at the end of a lesson.  I will type in a question ( Yes/No, True/False, or A/B) and students will either move their name marker (or an anonymous dot) to the box they feel is the answer.  Many times I will have them put their name in the red box if they need more time to work on a lesson/project, or in the green one if they are finished and ready to move on.

Susan is going to be sharing an idea that uses both Google Drawing and Google Docs.  She creates a "story starter" using Drawing and includes images and words that will help inspire and guide students during a creative writing activity.  Students are are required to use each of the items in some way in their stories.

For more ideas and some great resources, be sure to stop by our NETA presentation on Friday, April 24, 2015.  We will be in the Junior Ballroom 2014 from 12:30-1:15.

I will also be blogging about the Conference and include the full presentation, complete with all examples, after the Conference has finished.  

If you are there -- I would love to connect with you!  

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