By Steve Katz Paperless Classroom Objectives
Teachers will be able to implement paperless assignments in their classes.
Teachers will be able to decide between Google Docs & e-mail for paperless assignments. Improved learning environment
Save the Earth? Conditions for Success 1:1 computing
Bandwidth E-mail (and Google Docs) Method of disseminating information
(LMS, web site, wiki, blog)
Be prepared to fail Reasons to go paperless I'm not talking about
Not using books
An absolute ban I don't hate paper. Getting Started 1. Establish a routine
2. Collect e-mail addresses
3. Create group e-mail lists Assignment Formats 1. Software-based documents (attached to an e-mail)
2. Cloud documents (Google)
3. Web 2.0 Benefits of Software-Based Assignments Assignments are e-mailed to you.
Student work on your hard drive.
Due date easy to measure. (On Time?)
Teacher is in control of work handed in. Students don’t name assignments correctly.
Students don’t put correct subject in e-mail.
Many files on hard drive. Problems Create “collection” to share with students
Students create collection to share with teacher
Collection naming system
Class or block - student name
File naming system
Block/period - Assignment name - student name Google Docs (Cloud) Access anywhere with Internet
Can copy docs
Collaboration Benefits No Internet
Student can erase file Problems Collaboration
Blogs, wikis, & nings
Voicethread, Glogster, Prezi
Google Form for turn in Web 2.0 Paperless http://stevenkatz.com
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