Workshop: Utilising Elements of the Google Suite in Reading Classrooms

w/ Michael Brandon (Hanyang University)
This workshop is designed for those unfamiliar with the applications of Google Docs and Google Forms and their potential in for the reading classroom. The workshop includes several tutorials, examples, and a seminar in applying these tools effectively.

Basic Introduction to Google Docs

In this section, you will take a look at a basic Google Doc, input some of your own information and take a look at the share settings.

Activity One

We will then take a look at some live examples from extensive reading classrooms, of how a basic Google Doc can augment a collabaorative reading approach.

Activity Two

Download Tutorial 1/2 (.pdf)

Basic Introduction to Google Forms

In this section, you will edit a Google Form by adding some grammar questions. You will then add some feedback for students on the right and wrong answers. You will then have a chance to take the group's quiz!

Activity Three

Google Forms can be powerful tools for garnering information about individual students needs, and well structured questions can be a goldmine for moving onto differentiated learning strategies.

As an example try this quiz on Topic Sentences:

Once complete you can view your score. Notice how you can add feedback on answers. Excellent for formative assessments!

Download Tutorial 3 (.pdf)

You can also make some neat activities to engage students in the reading in different ways.

Below is an example of a 'threaded form.' This is like the quiz above, but each answer will take you to a different question, with multiple final answers. The purpose of this activitiy was to increase student understanding of the economic idea of 'Rational Economic Man.'

These threaded forms are much more complicated and require some planning! Here is an example of how to get started, which you can practice later!

Activity Four

Download Tutorial 4 (.pdf)

Thanks for joining this session!

If you have any questions or would just like to communicate some ideas you can reach me at: