3 Day Google Camp
Search, Learn, Share!
May 29 - 31, 2012
8:30 - 12:30 Daily
Orange County, CA
What do you want to learn?
This three-day hands-on technology camp helps students answer this question... and it gives them the tools to act on their answer, learn something they are passionate about, and create something to showcase their new learning.
This camp is open to students and their parents!
Day 1: Search
Students learn to access information, locate timely research, and share resources using a variety of online media, including ebooks, scholarly articles, news, blogs, and video... and then apply these new techniques to exploring a topic they’re passionate about.
Google Books makes the world’s great libraries searchable (and shareable) from any computer! Google Scholar provides meaningful access to scholarly research over time. Google News aggregates thousands of news sources so important information rises to the top, and Google Blogsearch helps make sense of the social web as it happens. Students learn to put these tools (and others) to work in support of meaningful learning.
Day 2: Learn
Collaboration is critical to learning - and working - in the modern world. Students form groups around shared interests... and then use online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other “web 2.0” tools to share their learning and collaborate on their projects.
This one free tool can revolutionize the way students collaborate. Google Docs is an online office suite that allows anyone to create, edit, share, and publish documents, including spreadsheets and presentations. Real time collaboration is easy with simultaneous editing, embedded comments (with discussion features), and a sidebar chat. Google Docs can even be used for data collection and analysis. Students learn tips and tricks they can practice right away.
Day 3: Share
Easy to use mutli-media publishing tools give students the power to share their learning and publish their creations online. Students create websites, presentations, videos, and other media to showcase what they have learned, made, and done.
Google Sites allows students to easily publish their work online. It’s particularly easy to embed images, videos, maps, and more... including Google Docs drawings, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms. (And YouTube allows students to easily record and edit video for their site - all online!) Each site can be kept private, or can be shared with a select group of viewers (or the world) to celebrate each student’s learning.