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My slides from “Redefining Collaboration with Google Apps” at #NYNJGS13

Today, I’m presenting at Google Apps in Education NY/NJ Summit. This is my first Google Apps Summit, and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m a big fan of Lisa Thumann (@lthumann), and she worked hard to put together this event.

My session is Redefining Collaboration with Google Apps from 10am-11:00am in Room 318. Here’s the description for my session on the summit’s website:

Presented by: Karen Blumberg, Technology Integrator, The School at Columbia University This session is geared towards: Techie, Teacher, Admin Level of Session: Basics

Google Apps for Education provides tools that enable a community of teachers and students to collaborate differently. With shared Calendar, Presentations, Documents, Sites (and with the advantage of Google Drive), a school’s population can communicate paperlessly, plan dynamically, and work productively and efficiently.

We’ll discuss a few examples of how Google Apps enhances our 21st Century classrooms:

Teachers at The School at Columbia University share meeting notes in a single Google Doc that is added to at every gathering.
6th grade scientists curate their personal Google Site to keep track of notes, lab work, data, and assessments.
7th grade historians locate articles and add them to a class page using the “announcements template” on a class “Current Events” Google Site.
8th grade English students share multiple drafts of their creative writing in a Google Doc that they share with their teacher.

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Meeting with @donbuckley to schedule afterschool professional development workshops at @The_School


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Don Buckley (my boss and the Director of Innovation at The School at Columbia University) and I met this morning and created a schedule to formalize our informal in-house professional development sessions. Here’s the note that we composed this morning that Don just sent out to faculty:

Based on the success of the iPad App shares and our Tweetup, we’d like to host more meetups about new media literacies. The following dates and times have been set aside for these conversations. Please feel free to suggest other topics too! All meetups will happen in the Library.

Feb 29th (Wed) … Presentations (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, GooglePres)
March 6th (Tues) … The Gallery and The Tube
March 28th (Wed) … Twitter/PLN
April 2nd (Mon) … Infographics
April 11th (Wed) … 3D printing (other location needed)
April 26th (Thurs) … iPad App share
May 7th (Mon) … Google Forms and more Infographics with data
May 16th (Wed) … TBD
May 24th (Thurs) … TBD

don

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My slides from “Collaborating with New Media and New Literacies”

From 1:00 – 2:15pm, I’m presenting Collaborating with New Media and New Literacies at the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent School (PNAIS) Fall Educators Conference.

Here are my slides as I’ll show them:

Here are my slides with notes:

 

 

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Notes from “Collaborating with New Media” at Teach21

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http://teach21.theschool.columbia.edu/

http://twitter.com/teach21c

Teach21 is a professional development institute for 21st Century educators organized by faculty and administrators at The School at Columbia University. Every day there is a keynote speaker (Sree Sreenivasan, Howard Gardner, A.J. Jacobs, Karen Cator) and many half-day and full-day concurrent offerings.

Today, I led a half-day (2.5 hours) with attendees showing ways we use a variety of New Media tools here at The School to collaborate and innovate. There is just too much to share, and now I belatedly wish I’d shown less stuff. Better to explain in depth a few key projects to examine their innovation, interest, usefullness, assessment, and/or literacy. Even better to have a conversation with participants. Now I know. It’s less effective to see products without the process, duh. Plus, there was little interaction and I talked to much and jumped around too much between websites to the point that it made sense only to me. The last time I received negative feedback was at ISTE 2010. I need to now get over it, move on, and make my next presentation better.

Here is my Google Site where I tried to gather info: https://sites.google.com/a/theschool.columbia.edu/teach21-resources/workshop-…

(Other resources from the day are shared here: https://sites.google.com/a/theschool.columbia.edu/teach21-resources/)

And here are my unfortunately incomplete notes from the session:

What I say to kids all day every day: Use our available tools academically/respectfully/responsibly and Everything you do online is public/permanent/traceable.

The School’s new media server: http://newmedia.theschool.columbia.edu

I collect and archive finished student projects here: http://theschool.columbia.edu/middle-division/student_work

“security by obscurity”

New Media server:

Wiki – powered by MediaWiki – sort of a dormant technology to us right now

The Tube – our YouTube – tagging, tag cloud, embed code, default versus user login, download 

The Gallery – our Flickr – tagging, shared albums, others can upload, default versus user login, download original 

The Social Network – our Facebook – other social networking tools: Elgg, Edmodo, Schoology, Ning, Facebook

A social network answers these 3 questions: Who you are, who you know, what you do?

Show: Independent Reading Site, 6th Digital Art Portfolios, 8th To Kill a Mockingbird project, 8th science current events, 7th great mathematicians profiles, 7th American revolutionaries, 4th grade colonial characters 

Google Apps
(An old presentation I put together on Collaborating with Google Apps: https://docs.google.com/a/theschool.columbia.edu/present/edit?id=dcpjh599_198…)

Show: Independent Reading Site, 7th online science journals, 5th Grade Science Quiz

Live Form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/a/theschool.columbia.edu/viewform?hl=en&fo…

Spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/a/theschool.columbia.edu/ccc?key=0AvbfIbg3rb3-…

Also show archived class projects, class websites, The Source (administrative Google Site), shared calendars, “collection” of Google Docs, labels for sorting Gmail

Cite your work and your images (Obama Hope poster discussion and the Mona Lisa)

Use advanced image searching to look for images that are licensed for sharing.

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