As I mentioned in my previous post, today I spent the day working with teachers on using Google apps to address some Common Core standards. One of the things that I love about working with other teachers is the opportunity to learn from other teachers. During my afternoon workshop I talked with a Language Arts teacher who uses the commenting features in Google Docs and Google Presentations to have students identify and label bias and propaganda in examples that he shares with them.
Prior to today’s workshops I identified some Common Core standards that you can address while using Google Documents.
- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to
make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when
writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs,
and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or
stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
- Integrate and
evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including
visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or
texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and
information clearly and accurately through the effective selection,
organization, and analysis of content.
- Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
- Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused
questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under
- Gather relevant information from multiple print
and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source,
and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and
collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and
expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can
follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and
style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express
information and enhance understanding of presentations.
In December and January I am offering a webinar series on Google Drive and the Common Core.