Google in the Classroom

ID: 31539 Type: Roundtable
  1. Michelle Cheasty- Ritger, Flemington- Raritan Regional School District, United States

Thursday, March 10 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Location: McGavock's B

No presider for this session.

Abstract: Google has wonderful tools available for teachers. Explore Google tools available for the classroom or for personal use. Use iGoogle to create a customized homepage, full of all the items you want to "catch at a glance." Through Google Scholar, find scholarly research to enhance classroom activities. Google Docs allows you to upload files quickly and easily, so you are never without your documents again. Have students collaborate in peer-to-peer learning as they share projects assets, write, and edit online. Take away project ideas to enhance your current classroom projects, and incorporate 21st century skills at the same time.


Participants will learn about Google and the variety of tools that Google has to offer. Participants will learn the specifics of setting up a gmail account, thereby allowing quick and easy access to all Google tools. In addition, participants will learn about the different Google tools, including Google docs, Google scholar, and blogs. Participants will leave with various lesson ideas, and have an opportunity to discuss these ideas with others in the room.

Topical Outline

What is Google- basic introduction of Google, how tools have evolved Gmail- setting up a gmail account to allow ease in accessing google tools iGoogle- setting up custom homepage, adding "stuff" to the main page, customizing display More- even more- explore a variety of different Google applications, including Google scholar, Google docs, and blogs Project sharing- share projects that other K-12 teachers are doing using different Google applications


Basic knowledge of the computer and Internet

Experience Level



I am currently the Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Information Systems with the Flemington- Raritan Regional School District. In addition, I also teach online for ITT Tech. I have presented workshops at Techspo, the annual New Jersey Technology Exposition hosted by the NJASA, yearly since 2008. I am also presenting at FETC in January. I have presented many after school workshops for teachers, involving a variety of different software applications and integration strategies. I have also participated in a variety of videoconferencing opportunities through Rutgers University. In addition, I am working on completing my PhD in education, focusing on teacher retention, with an expected graduation date of late 2010- early 2011.


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