The Mini-Makerspace Grant was a collaborative document created by the ED 202 class. In order to use Google Docs, a person must display their ability to navigate Drive, create a new document, share the document, and switch the setting from "view only" to "can edit". The Mini- Makerspace Grant was was a collaborative effort between the students.The use of Google Docs allows each team to insert their information simultaneously. In order to decide how the document would be set up, we had to communicate about the order of the relevant information. The Mini-Makerspace Grant showed the ability of how students can collaborate using today's technology and understand how grants benefit the classroom.
Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning
The Digital Literacy Newsletter displayed some of the important topics that students and parents need to be aware of when it comes to internet safety. The Newsletter emphasized the topic of plagiarism and how the Fair Use can be used in their favor. The newsletter also promotes netiquette which is etiquette for the internet. The newsletter listed tips to ensure student safety and understanding of how to use information on the internet. The newsletter addresses information that is specific to both classroom and home interaction with technology.
Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership
Google Apps offers many different tools that fall easily under the Standard of Engaging in Professional Leadership and Growth and pertains to each of the substandards.Gaining a certification in Google allows me to stay on top of my task both inside and outside the classroom. Google has many different aspects that can be incorporated into the classroom that promotes both digital literacy and communication skills. Students will be able to reflect on their papers and even allow them the opportunity to comment on those of their peers through Google apps. Becoming Google certified would allow me the chance to help my colleagues become aware of how they can incorporate Google products into their class. Through my certification I can help those around me use google for efficiently and effectively. All it takes is one seed to create a garden and if i can be that seed to help my colleagues blossom into savvy tech people then I have obtained leadership skills and the chance to help my community grow.