Project WRITE Summer Technology Institute

August 4, 2009:

8:30-9: 00: Introduction to theory /pedagogy/ rationale for using web 2.0 tools to teach English language arts

9:00-10:30 Excerpt: Teaching the New Writing, NWP. Each group self-selects a chapter and jigsaw

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:15: Report out and Discussion: Why technology? Write response; discussion
11:15-11:30: Literacy and Technology: Doing it Write: Ideas for Inspiration: how to use Google applications to facilitate student portfolios.
11:30-12:00: Overview of Google Apps for Education: Google for Educators Resource page and Google Apps for Education page (including lesson planarchive)

12:00-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Get into Google: Set-up account, log in; how to set up student accounts

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1:00-2:00: Introduction to Google Docs; features, how-to

2:00-2:15: Break

2:15-3:15: Tech Tasks: Create document, spreadsheet, form and pdf, share document, spreadsheet, form, embed document, spreadsheet and form.
3:15-3:30: Questions on Google Docs' features; issues with Google Docs
3:30-4:00: Debrief: How was the experience of using Google Docs? How do you envision Google Docs in your classroom?

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