Union University logoIt’s going to be a great Saturday morning! I get to spend the morning with some awesome teachers at Union University in Jackson, TN. So, “Good morning, Union!” or maybe it should be, “Google morning, Union!”  They are taking a weekend class with my dear friend Dr. Anna Clifford, and she asks me from time to time to come spend some time playing with them. I’m so honored that I get to come.  I love sharing and I get to learn something, too.

Today, we’re going to tooling around with Google Docs/Apps.  In particular, we’re going to take a look at Google Reader, Google Docs word processor, Google Docs presentations, Google Docs spreadsheets and Google Docs forms.  I hope we can get through it all.

If we don’t happen to make it through everything (and that’s okay, I always plan too much), here’s the links to the wiki pages I’ve created to go along with the workshop.  Anything we don’t get to will be accessible through these links, and please use them liberally.

  1. Using Google Reader
  2. Using Google Docs word processor
  3. Using Google Docs presentations
  4. Using Google Docs spreadsheet
  5. Creating forms and quizzes with Google Docs forms

And a Google Form for us to try.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

7 Thoughts on “Google Groovin' at Union

  1. Anna C. on October 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

    Dr. Grant,
    Thank you so much for sharing Saturday morning with us! We filled our buckets! Yikes!
    The teachers were so appreciative. They left thinking of ways they could Google-integrate into their learning environments! They caught “this may be over your head” … and wanted more!
    It was so much fun! Whee!
    They have overcome so many barriers.They have planted tech-seeds in their schools and they are feeling them grow and spread. They are so excited! I am so proud of them!

  2. Dr. Clifford, I’m so glad that you and your students enjoyed our time together. I certainly had a blast! I sure hope that they will be able to take kernels of the workshop and integrate meaningfully into their work. Otherwise, it’s just a fun Saturday morning. 😉
    ~michael

  3. Amy H. (UUG) on October 9, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

    Thanks Dr. Grant for coming to Union last Saturday. I really enjoyed your visit. I learned a ton of new information that will be very useful in the classroom. Thanks for showing us how to do so many new things. It was fun learning about new tools that I can share with my teacher buddies. I am glad that Dr. C invited you!

  4. Cassie (UUG) on October 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

    Your visit to Union University provided me with numerous ideas that I would like to incorporate into my own classroom. My favorite idea was the Wordle. My students would love to see these colorful words on the walls in the school building. In addition, the students could review key terms in a variety of different subjects. As an educator, I would like to use Wordle as different center activities for my students. I really appreciated you giving us different types of technology we could use in the classroom. For example, I had always wanted to show some educational videos that I had found on You Tube. Now, I know that it is possible to view educational videos that I find on You Tube.

  5. Tabatha D. (UUG) on October 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

    Thanks for your wonderfully informative visit. The information that you share about Google Docs was fantastic! I really enjoyed the forms and the ability to make online quizzes. This is an awesome tool that I plan on utilizing in my classroom. I also enjoyed your step by step instructional method encompassed with your magnitude of patience. It was a very enjoyable class. Thank you again!

  6. Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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