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Making Best Use of Google Classroom to Strengthen MATH INSTRUCTION (Grades 6-12)

Presented by Tinashe Blanchet
Outstanding Math Teacher, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Outstanding Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

  • Save time and more easily manage student work in the new Google Classroom  … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks
  • Differentiate math instruction more easily with Chrome apps and extensions that allow you to customize Chrome and better meet the needs of all of your learners
  • Dozens of practical ways to utilize a variety of free Google Tools to enhance content instruction and streamline student engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged Chromebook or laptop with Google Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar.

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This outstanding seminar is specifically designed for mathematics educators working with students in the secondary mathematics classroom who want to make more effective use of Google Classroom, free Google Tools and Google Apps in ways that can best enhance mathematics learning and instruction. Experienced mathematics teacher and Google Certified Teacher, Tinashe Blanchet, will show you specific ways to make the best use of many of the most useful Google Tools for use in the secondary mathematics classroom including, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, add-ons, and more.

Discover new ways to more efficiently tap into the power of online student collaboration with Google Classroom and how to take greater advantage of the most useful Google Apps for Education. Tinashe will also share about the ways many districts are stretching their technology budgets through the incorporation of affordably priced Google Chromebooks for students.

Whether you are working in a school or district that has “gone Google” or a mathematics educator searching for free tools with a variety of practical applications to enhance your mathematics instruction, you’ll leave this seminar with a wealth of ideas you’ll be able to use immediately in your math program.

You will also receive an extensive mathematics-focused Google Tools resource handbook with step-by-step instructions for utilizing the tools and apps presented in this seminar as well as the details that will enable you to connect to a companion website to reinforce and extend your learning after the seminar.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Unleash the Full Power of Google Classroom in Your Math Program
    Examine how you can use Google Classroom to create and organize assignments, provide feedback and communicate more efficiently with large numbers of students
  2. Learn the Most Important Chrome Settings and Tips to Make Your Math Instruction More Productive
    Explore timesaving options that allow both users and devices to open at specific sites and settings while streamlining tab management
  3. Discover the Best Chrome Extensions and Google Drive Add-Ons to Differentiate Math Instruction
    Support all learners with extensions and add-ons to define words, remove distractions and convert speech to text
  4. Learn Essential Google Classroom Practices
    Understand Google Classroom and the most time-efficient practices to manage communications and document workflow
  5. Master Google Drive to Streamline Workflow and Provide Quick Feedback on Math Assignments
    Learn essential strategies to assign documents, name and submit assignments, provide feedback, and grade and return assignments … Discover how a simple Google Form can become a timesaving drop box
  6. Flip Mathematics Instruction and Create Math Content with YouTube
    Learn how to easily create tutorials and math lessons as support for any time, any place learning
  7. Harness the Full Potential of Google Forms in Your Math Classroom
    Explore the amazing ways teachers are using Google Forms beyond simple survey tools … From formative assessments and exit tickets to creating observations and data collections using mobile devices
  8. Explore Teacher-Tested Google Drive Math Projects and Activities to Enhance Student Collaboration
    Sample a variety of mathematics projects that you can take back and customize for your classroom
  9. Incorporate Essential, Free Chrome Apps From the Chrome Web Store
    See how students use the most useful, free Chrome apps every math teacher should learn to use, including some which work online and offline
  10. Receive an Extensive Mathematics-Focused Google Tools and Apps Resource Handbook and Access to a Specially Created Website with Helpful Resource Links
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the Google Tools and Apps presented … Receive information on how to access a website specially created for this seminar filled with helpful links and online tutorials for a variety of Google Tools

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies to make best use of Google Classroom and Google apps to enhance instruction in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • Timesaving tips and tools for using Chromebooks to make your life easier, both in and out of the mathematics classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome apps that are applicable to secondary mathematics instruction
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using a variety of Google Tools more efficiently, including self-grading, multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank online assessments
  • How Google Tools can be used to differentiate math instruction with students in the secondary classroom
  • Advanced Google search techniques to streamline your work and perform math calculations with ease
  • What cloud-based computing is and how it can make your life easier in your math classroom
  • How to utilize Chrome profiles to access your bookmarks, information and files from anywhere
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your math students in productive collaborative learning
  • How to use built-in apps to streamline classroom management and routines
  • Valuable tips to get the most from even one tablet or Chromebook in your mathematics classroom
  • Innovative strategies for moving toward a paperless math classroom
  • Real-time student assessment utilizing a number of data gathering methods
  • Resources for formulas, definitions and tutorials which will facilitate independent study and differentiation in instruction for your math students
  • A variety of presentation options for motivating students
  • Timesaving tips for saving valuable preparation and implementation time
  • How to find and mine the extensive resources of mathematics-focused blogs and network with like-minded math educators around the world
  • The best apps and websites to differentiate math instruction to better meet the needs of both struggling and gifted math students, as well as those in the middle

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

With lesson plans, grading papers, calling parents, and many other classroom responsibilities, it is often difficult for teachers to find time to research the latest tools we have available to support classroom instruction. Additionally, for most math teachers, it is a struggle to get many students truly engaged in learning. It’s been my experience that many secondary students are not typically excited about fractions, equations or functions.

There’s good news. In addition to Google Classroom, there are tons of great free Chrome apps and extensions available that will get your students excited about coming to your math class every day and keep them on task. In my classes, students have used Chromebooks or laptops with the Google Chrome Browser to solve problems, share their work, explore graphs of functions in 2D and 3D space, to watch and create instructional videos, and much more!

If you are fortunate enough to have Chromebooks or laptops with a Google Chrome browser in your classroom, I know that you want to make best use of them. The challenge most math teachers face is that because tech devices are so packed with features, they can become a distraction. In this case, it can be difficult to keep your students engaged and on task during your math lessons.

I look forward to sharing what works and what doesn’t based on my experience using Google Classroom with math instruction at the secondary level. I will provide you with a comprehensive list of all the apps I have used with my students as well as tips and tricks to save you some valuable time and effort. It is my sincere hope that you leave this seminar excited about returning to your math classroom to try something new!
I look forward to meeting you!

Educationally yours,
Tinashe Blanchet

P.S. You will receive an extensive mathematics-focused Google Tools resource handbook filled with descriptions of the best Chrome apps for math and practical ways to use them in your math classrooms

Who Should Attend

Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive mathematics-focused Google Tools and Apps resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical strategies and ideas for integrating Google Classroom, Google Tools, Apps and extensions into the mathematics curriculum
  • Descriptions, images, publishers, and pricing information for the newest, most effective Chrome apps for secondary school math, algebra and geometry classrooms
  • Tips and tricks and for using Google Classroom, Google Drive and other resources to enhance math instruction
  • Recommendations for setting up, distributing and managing Chromebooks that will save time and stress for teachers and students

Meet and Share with Other Math Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other secondary mathematics educators in making better use of Google Classroom, Google Tools and Apps to enhance their math programs.

Make the Best Use of Your Time
You are welcome to bring a fully charged laptop with a Chrome browser installed or Chromebook computer, but it is not a requirement to attend. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google and Chrome resources covered in the seminar. Your resource handbook and a specially created website will support your individual hands-on exploration of the ideas and resources presented during the seminar when you return to your school.

Consultation Available
Tinashe Blanchet will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own mathematics programs.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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