Digital Coaching

Google Certification: Level 1 & 2

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I have my Google Educator Level 1 & 2 certifications. I am working on becoming a Google Certified Trainer. I created this resource to help teachers prepare teachers for the Google Level 1 & 2 Educator’s exams. If you would like for me to come to your school to lead your staff or PLT in an exam prep workshop, feel free to contact me. Here is the resource I developed. It will help you pass the exams. I am still adding some information to this resource, I will be finished in the near future.

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Digital Coaching

Developing Math Websites

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Step 1: Set Up In this step, you will get set up to build the website. 1. Open up the Google website for the grade level you are working with. Navigate to the unit page you are working with. If it does not exist yet, you will need to create it.  2. Navigate to the […]

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Digital Portfolios

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A portfolio is a showcase of work samples and artifacts. You would use a portfolio to help you get a job, get into college, or get an internship. A portfolio would contain a wide variety of artifacts that demonstrate your skills and abilities. A digital portfolio is in a digital format and includes reflections about your artifacts. Here is an excellent example of a college student’s portfolio.

All student Portfolios will require the following components:

Classes
You will create a page for each class – English, Math, Health/PE, Arts, Extra Curricular, etc
Types of Learning (Artifacts)
Variety of photos of work, audio clips, videos, embedded documents (essays, presentations)
Reflection
Describing your artifacts, discussing your accomplishments, your challenges, your learning
Formal Document ( High School)
A cover letter and resume

Sample Digital Portfolios and Evaluation Activity
Here are several digital portfolios. Take a look at some of these samples and evaluate them using the provided rubric.
http://emmachristinebakerhhsco19.weebly.com/
http://kennedyforehandhhsco20.weebly.com/
http://calejorgensenhhsco20.weebly.com/
http://rayganrensinghhsco2020.weebly.com/
http://sophielesanekhhsco20.weebly.com/

Start Your Digital Portfolio
1. Write your Bio
2. Create a Weebly or Google site. Sign in with Google and use your student login.
3. Create your pages
4. Add your bio to your home page
5. Begin adding artifacts and reflections
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Actively Learn

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Staff,

I am very excited about Actively Learn. This tool helps readers engage in reading. I would love the opportunity to demonstrate it to you and get you up and running with it. I can also train your students how to use it and set up their first reading activity. Please schedule a time for me to meet with you individually or with your PLT.

Digital Coaching

Quality Texts, Rigorous Questions, Digital Annotating & Paired Texts

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I taught Language Arts for over 12 years. I know what it is like to be in the trenches. I know how challenging teaching is and the amount of time it takes to plan. As an ITF, I seek technology resources that can help lighten a teachers workload. Common Lit is an amazing resource. Common Lit provides free texts and discussion questions. These texts can be downloaded for free. There are a variety of ways students can access these texts. Upload them to your website, have students read the texts on their devices, convert the text to a Google Doc so students can answer the questions directly into the Google Doc.

Schedule a time with me to collaborate, develop, and implement Common Lit. Here is a brief video that will demonstrate the features and benefits of Common Lit.

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Help Save the Northwestern Pacific Tree Octopus

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Help save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. You can donate money to help build tree houses that will protect the Tree Octopus from weather and predators. Here is a reliable source about this fascinating creature. Here is a report about the future of the PNTO.

Website Evaluation Activity ( Check out these website and determine how reliable they are)
All About Explorers
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie
The Jackalope Conspiracy
Dog Island

Reliable Resource Presentation
Here are a few search engines that provide reliable resources for academic research.
1. JSTOR
2. Google Scholar
3. OAJSE
4. JURN
5. DOAJ
6. Refseek

Additional Activities and Lesson Plan

Collaboration

At Your Fingertips

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Here are a couple of samples of “At Your Fingertips” resources. These resources can serve a wide variety of functions, contain an array of content, and be housed in many different formats. The purpose of an “At Your Fingertips” resources is to provide staff members with everything they will need for a particular unit of study, lesson, or job function.

1. Math 7 & 7 Plus Course Content

2. Unit Content for 6th Grade EL

3. University of South Florida Technology Integration Matrix

4. Google File Job Aid