Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Getting Started With Grade Ones and Google Apps

A grade one colleague shared with me her grade one's first Google Presentation. It is a super simple, yet motivating, first activity. The students really enjoyed the project.

It was successful because:

  • it was a culminating activity, so students were knowledgeable on the topic.
  • older buddies helped.
  • the template the teacher created made it simple for her new-to-Google students to feel successful.
  • she had access to the document her students were working on and could monitor their progress.
What she did:
  1. She created a Google Doc and made a slide for each of her students. Each slide had 'by' and the student's name. 
  2. She shared the document with her students.
  3. With their buddies, the students had to find the slide with their name, type their sentences and add pictures.
  4. When everyone was finished, each student got to come up and read his/her slide to the class.
Below is a copy of the final presentation. I have removed students names and just left the first initial.