Google Apps and Beyond: August 2012

Google Apps I: Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms
Tuesday, August 28: 10.00 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets make it easy to create and share word processing documents and spreadsheets with students and colleagues at Bates and beyond. Google Forms, in turn, extend your spreadsheets to the web by allowing you to create web forms for collecting, storing, and publishing data. This workshop will introduce these collaborative tools and consider ways to use them in your teaching and research.

Google Sites
Tuesday, August 28: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Google Sites is a powerful and easy to use website creation and publishing system. This session will focus on using Sites for the creation of individual as well as group websites, which can take many forms, including basic websites, weblogs, and more.

Google Apps II: Google Presentation and YouTube
Wednesday, August 29: 10.00 AM – 10:45 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Google Apps include Google Presentation, an alternative to PowerPoint, that allows groups to collaborate on presentations, which can be viewed locally from a personal computer or remotely from the web. Google Presentation also easily incorporates YouTube videos into slides when viewed from the web. This session will cover the basics of Google Presentation and YouTube.

Class Capture
Wednesday, August 29: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM (Roger Williams 105)

ILS has started to install classroom capture systems in select teaching spaces on campus. These specialized audio-video systems allow faculty to record classroom activities or pre-activities (lectures, discussions, presentations, etc.) for students to review before or after a class meeting. Among other benefits, class capture systems reinforce learning by allowing students to review repeatedly (if necessary) course content outside of class, thereby permitting teachers to dedicate classroom time to problem solving or analysis rather than covering general or background material. This session will consider how our classroom capture system works and how it can be used to promote teaching and learning.