During our class with Michael Wacker last week, I was surprised and yet not really surprised at how many options there are with google docs. Week after week, I log into Blackboard to join our online class #eci831 and discover something new in technology that I am not using! Yikes!!
My understanding and awareness of technology is in overdrive. My confidence is building slightly and yet, when I read everyone’s blogs, projects, tweets, etc. I have the same thoughts I seem to have each week. That I have a long way to go! I wish I was more self-motivated, but I am not. My brother can figure out how to utilize technology without a worry and he thinks nothing of it. Anyway, I wish I had his technology brain:( Needless to say, when it comes to learning something new, (on my own) I am a BIG procrastinator. If I have someone to work on a project with, then it is not a problem and I’m in!
As far as google docs, I think I have an understanding of what they are and how they can be used, but I am not sure where to even start!?! With grade 4 students, it would have to be a simple beginning activity and then I could go from there. I watched an introductory video (posted by Barbara Dewitt)
that I found very easy to follow and it made sense. I definitely learn by doing so over the next few weeks I hope to give google docs a try!
Does anybody have a simple activity to start with a grade 4 class?