August 5, 2009

Project WRITE Technology Institute

Aug 5, 2009:

8:30-9: 00: Overview of Day; Begin with Sacred Writing Time: Create a new google doc and respond to reading from Writing Down the Bones, page 113, "Why I Write"

9:00-10:00: Google Sites and Google Reader
  • Google Sites

  • Google Reader

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-11:30: Tech Tasks: Create a Google Site, embed document, subscribe to feeds using Google Reader, shared items page.
11:30-12:00 Report out on Google Spreadsheet ideas, issues, questions; discussion

12:00-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: More Reading with Google: Scholar and Books
1:00-2:00: Tech Tasks: Google Scholar and Google Books; if time permits, return to an earlier tech task

2:00-2:15: Break

2:15-3:30: Even More Google: Groups will choose another Google application for each member of the group to explore; create a Google presentation on those applications, present.

3:30-4:00: You are convincing your administration that your classes should be allowed access to one or more of the tools we've discussed yesterday and/or today. Write an argument to persuade them and post it on the discussion tab of this page. Consider this a rough draft of proposals you might write in the future to get support in using these technologies in your classroom or with your colleagues this school year.

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