Unique ideas for authentic, 21st-century learning!
There’s no denying it, 21st Century skills are essential to prepare students for college and careers. How do you manage the avalanche of information and activities required to help students become skilled communicators and collaborators? Prepare your students for the modern workplace with this newly updated guide to Google’s latest tech tools.
New chapters and a companion website include teacher vignettes, screen casts, step-by-step project tutorials, and classroom management and technology tips.
Beginning and veteran K–12 teachers can quickly scan to any section for detailed guidance and practical implementation strategies.
- Which tools help you meet 21st century skills and the new ISTE Standards for Students
- The latest versions of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google Earth, YouTube, and more
- 5 major points to consider before using each tool
- How to create quizzes, parent contract forms, student writing groups, and more
- How to use technology-related activities to facilitate creativity, promote innovation, and enhance communication skills
Includes a handy glossary of tech terms. Use this engaging, skills-boosting guide to discover exactly how and why to use Google’s latest tools as part of an effective teaching strategy!
About the Author
Jared J. Covili - University of Utah, USA Jared Covili is a professional development trainer at the Utah Education Network (UEN) in Salt Lake City. Jared specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as social media tools, geospatial learning, and digital devices. Jared received his bachelor’s degree in English and his master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. His background includes four years as a secondary Language Arts teacher.
Besides his work at UEN, Jared is involved with the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and served as president of the organization for 2011–2012. Jared also works as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at the University of Utah, where he teaches technology integration classes to undergraduate students. In addition to Going Google
, Jared is also the author of Classroom in the Cloud: Innovative Strategies for Higher Level Learning from Corwin Press.
"Google's presence in our nation's schools is a big one and is only going to increase. Jared Covili has put together an excellent guide-useful for those who are tech savvy and those who are not-for how teachers and students can use these tools for teaching and learning."
-- Larry Ferlazzo, Advice Columnist"Jared Covili does an excellent job diving into the intricacies of Google so everyone can get the most out of the suite of apps. If you are not '
Going Google,' you might as well just 'Ask Jeeves' for support. "
-- Nick Provenzano, Author of Classroom in the Cloud"There are few companies that have had a greater effect on education than Google. Google provides educators and learners many collaborative tools for curation, communication, and creation. These can be daunting to educators struggling to maintain relevance in an ever-evolving environment of teaching and learning. Jared Covili has created a work that provides simple instructions with authentic examples, lesson plans, and teacher-expert perspectives for each Google tool to help the reader navigate what could otherwise be an overwhelming sea of information. This is the ultimate Google Tool companion piece for Educator Relevance."
-- Tom Whitby, Creator of EdChat & Author of The Relevant Educator"I am not a techie. I am an educator who loves what technology can do to enhance learning for students, but I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by the constant creation of new apps, the modifications of existing software, and the abundance of specialized information about how to use the constantly evolving resources available to teachers. I tend to feel one step behind in moving forward in the 21st century. However, help has arrived! Jared Covili's well-written, clearly illustrated, logically laid out book,
Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning, is a bonanza of needed answers to questions I didn't even realize I had. Not only does he fully describe the variety of free Google tools offered for classrooms, he gives important details, shares valuable tips, and explains how they can be incorporated into the curriculum. First and foremost an educator, Covili focuses on usefulness and curriculum integration with each Google tool, and he offers several classroom projects as examples. His book sparked a new excitement in me to start making better use of these 21st Century tools. If I were an administrator, I would buy a copy for every one of my teachers."
-- Debbie Silver, Ed.D. Author of Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers, and Deliberate Optimism