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Teaching Elementary School Teachers to Integrate Twenty-First Century Teaching Strategies Using Google Apps For Education

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Title:Teaching Elementary School Teachers to Integrate Twenty-First Century Teaching Strategies Using Google Apps For Education
Teaching Strategies Using Google Apps For Education
Authors:Thornton, Coby
Contributors:Fulford, Catherine (instructor)
Keywords:Google Apps
Educational technology
Education, Elementary
Teachers--Training of
Date Issued:24 Apr 2016
Abstract:An elementary school in Hawaii began integrating Web 2.0 tools into their curriculum to prepare their students to solve problems using twenty-first century tools. They started with Google Apps For Education (GAFE) and commissioned the developer to design an online module that trains teachers and educational assistants to use and integrate GAFE in their classrooms. The developer conducted a literature review of online module development projects and the integration of GAFE in classrooms and used the knowledge gained to design an informative, engaging, and effective online module by using a rubric that rates the content, design, interactivity, and usability (Foster, Shurtz, & Pepper, 2014) of modules. The developer used Weebly to design the module’s layout, content, and slideshows; SoundCloud to host the module’s audio lessons; Google Forms to design the pretest, embedded test, post test, and post survey; and Google Sheets and Flubaroo to collect and analyze the data. The module was deemed highly effective by the learners and succeeded by accommodating different learning styles. The developer identified navigational and operational changes that can be made to increase the module’s effectiveness. The developer has since been commissioned to add more GAFE topics to the module for future trainings.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40182
Appears in Collections: LTEC 690, Spring 2016


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