Stacey Campo: Well, welcome everybody. I'm going to go ahead and share my screen again here. All right, and in honor of bandwidth sharing, I'm going to also turn off my video so that we have as much working room as possible. Welcome today everyone to my tools, tips, and templates. Let's get started here.
Let's come back. So let me just take a quick second introduce myself. I am a technology integration specialist for Education to Career Network of North San Diego County.
I support six school districts adult ed education programs. And I'm a wife of an Iron Man, a mom of two, I've been an educator for 31 years. But my most proud accomplishment is I am a grandma to Levi Joseph who was born last year.
So in the spirit of our isolation, I posted a past picture of me. And moving forward, I've got my email up there. And I want to encourage each and every one of you to feel free to email me. Some of this information is going to be too much for some of you and for some of you, it won't be enough. That's my disclaimer.
I'm going to try to talk slow. I tend to get nervous and talk fast. So being as I have an hour and I always overprep. I'm going to try to adhere to that hour, but yet be conscious of not overwhelming everybody. So here we go.
Today, what I hope you walk away with is me being able to share some ideas and examples of how some technology tools and templates can support you as educators to reengage your students. I'd like to explore three of those tools, knowing that there are many, many tools out there. But I'm going to focus on just three. And then, I'm going to provide some resources and templates, Not my design necessarily, but more and more of resources I've used and introduced to teachers and seen them repurpose for the reengagement of their students as they have moved into this remote learning environment over the past 4 and 1/2 weeks.
So before we jump in and look at these tools and get all excited about stuff, as an educator, I'm a big "why" person. Why are we doing it? How does it affect my students as learners? For me, technology is the bread and butter of everything that I do, but the coin of my realm is student learning.
So it has to affect students and make their learning easier or more accessible or different if I'm going to use it. So I want to start with the, why we use technology. And I want to show you four elements of the "why" that I've seen over the last five weeks, 4 and 1/2 weeks. And then, we'll look at the tools of how these were developed.
So the first thing is I am seeing a lot of online learning agendas and that as we move into this phase of how do we continue to teach online, teachers are posting learning agendas online. And here's an example of a learning agenda. This is an image, if you will, giving the week.
This is a week learning agenda. It's telling the students the three things that they're going to be covering. And what homework the teacher hopes for them to accomplish. And then, this particular teacher is using an LMS system called Canvas. And so she is also incorporating discussion conversations with her students in Canvas.
So this particular learning agenda for this teacher her name is Jackie Urell from Poway Unified School District Adult Ed. She's an advanced ESL teacher. She hosts one of these learning agendas every Monday and then holds Zoom meetings throughout the week to follow up with us. So this is an example of a learning agenda.
The second type of reengagement that I've seen are learning newsletters. A little different from an agenda in that the learning newsletter is more of a newsletter. Now, this particular newsletter is being presented also inside of a learning management system called Canvas. You don't need canvas to do it.
The teacher's name is Elaine Moore and she comes from Escondido Adult School. She is an advanced ESL teacher, and also teaches intermediate. And she is using a tool called Smore.
And she has a message she posts for the week and has a message. And then, she's integrating the tools, the websites that she used throughout her normal face to face with her students. So here are some. You're probably very familiar with Word of the Day.
And then, she is engaging them back with a Google Doc that they would save to their drive and continue working on throughout the week. And so she has her instructions on what she wants them to do. She's embedded video to support that, and et cetera. So this is more of a newsletter-type because it contains content, as well as resources for student work.
The third thing that I've seen out there are something called choice board. Now, choice boards have been around for an awful long time, but through this quarantine phase and remote learning, they've really come back around. And a choice board is when we give the opportunity for students to choose what they want to work on. So rather than tell them do this, do this, do this they get to choose.
And as a proud mom of a second grade teacher, I had to demonstrate my daughter's choice board because I showed her how to do one. So she's deploying this to her second grade students in Mustang, Oklahoma. Her students come to-- this is actually on a Google Site.
She didn't have an LMS in her district. So she made a Google Site. And then, she enrolled her students into this site so it's a protected site. So only they can see it. And then, she created this choice board.
And on a choice board, the students get to choose what they want to work on and she updates it every week by putting in a new surprise. So they get to click on whatever that surprise is of the week. And then, on her choice board, there's always a little link that takes them back. So they get to choose what they want to work on for the week.
And the final element that I am seeing out, there is something called a tic-tac-toe. And a tic-tac-toe is more of a format. And hopefully, this will come up in our time here.
Format is more of a structure. And in this nine-block structure, the middle square is the square that everybody has to do first. And then, they get to choose the other two squares they want to do to make a tic-tac-toe. So they would have to do the middle one. And then, they could do 7 and 3 or 8 and 2 or 9 and 1.
So as you are creating activities for your students to do, you could have a writing and a reading or writing and a vocabulary. So you could pair activities together based on maybe a central reading or chapter or activity that you're having them all do. So this is a structure that could be used as you reach back out to your students and reengage them into the learning process.
So we're going to pause here for a second. And we're going to ask how are you feeling? Are you excited? Do you need to think about it? Are you saying, oh, my goodness not sure where to start?
Go ahead and give me some feedback here because I can't see your faces. I'm gladly excited, I haven't lost too many people yet. All right. So--
Host 2: Stacey, you're also good at chat. These look like great ideas. So I just wanted you not to miss that.
Stacey Campo: Oh, great. Oh, thank you very much because I'm not monitoring that at all. So I appreciate that.
So for those of you that are not sure where to start, I'm going to talk about that in my very last slide. So I will make sure that I address, oh, my goodness, where do I even begin? So I'm going to close the poll.
And we'll go to the next slide. So as you reengage your students, the question I would ask is, how have you reached out to them? Have you emailed them? Have you used Remind.com? Are you using a WhatsApp?
Do you have an LMS where you're using an announcement tool? Do you have a Google Classroom? How have you connected with them? That would be the first question.
And so in our consortium, we've spent the last couple of weeks just checking in with them, just making sure they're still there, just trying to make sure we didn't lose them in the rush. And we're slowly reentering the learning process. And we've now moved into. It's now time to continue learning.
So here are some elements we'd like you to begin to work on. Here's Burlington English. Here is work from our textbooks.
Not all of our consortium schools have textbooks, have organized content that they can assign. So it's kind of like Elaine Moore. She is using outside resources.
So the question to you and you don't have to answer this. But the question to you would be, have you reach out to them? And do you have a connection with them? So the next question would be, now, that you had that connection how do you reengage them with learning.
And that's where these tools can begin to come into play. So I want to start with Google Slides. And then, I'll take you to Smore. And then, I'll take you to the Google Doc and the tic-tac-toe.
I recommend you not try all three with your shirts. Pick one of them. And then, do that for a while. Get used to it. Get your students used to it.
Don't jump around because they're as confused as we are. So just pick one method. And then, stick with it.
For those of you who need an article to read because you're paper-trained like I am. I'm in my 50s, and I like my paper. I found articles out online that I felt were really helpful to support how to do these activities, how to make a choice board, how to make a newsletter, how to make the tic-tac-toe using Google Docs that I won't have time in this particular webinar to talk in detail about.
So let's get started with Google Slides. So what I wanted to do in this presentation is I wanted to show you how to use the tool. Get you to understand the purpose that the tool could serve. And then, give you a template so you weren't starting from scratch.
See a little typo right there. I am dyslexic by the way and my editor was off doing other OTAN stuff and did not proofread. So if I have any errors, I'm going to just apologize upfront.
So tips to keep in mind when you're working with Google slides. If you're going to create a learning agenda or a choice board, is it one slide or are your slides going to be connected? If it's one slide, that's great.
If it's going to be connected, you got to think about how you're going to connect the slides. Think of some kind of little icon like on Serena. She had the little puppy dog in the tent.
Second thing is, where are you going to post this information? Do you have an LMS that you can present this on? Are you using Google Classroom?
Do you have a Remind account that you could send this out? How will you send this out to your students? And then, the final thing to keep track of is when you're using one of these tools is, is it your intention to collect work back? And if it is, how are you going to collect that work back.
As we move closer to the end of our school year, are we going to have to, as educators, be accountable that our students not only came online. Yes, I had 25 students in my Zoom account. But are we going to be responsible for collecting work that they did complete stuff?
I don't know in that and that's a question for your district or your administration. Our administration has told each school district specifically what they're responsible for so I have to help each school district deliver on that. So that's kind of how that works.
So let's talk about Google Slides. So first of all, this first slide is that learning agenda. And that's a single slide with links on it. And I'm going to go show you this template. This second slide over here is a slide deck that when you click on it, it goes to the particular slide that's been linked. And this third one is a tic-tac-toe using a Google Slide that I made just for you guys attending this particular webinar.
So you could go out and increase your own technology tool box. And I would like for you to submit what you learned on a Padlet wall that I created a link to right here. And so you will get this particular slide deck because you participated in this webinar. So you'll get this particular link.
So let's look at the templates. If I click on this link right here to Google slides I've created a folder called remote learning. And you will get access to this folder. In this remote learning folder, I have another folder called slide templates. And these are the templates that you can use.
So let's take a look at one of these templates. Here is the template. This is just a slide, a Google slide. And on each one of these are these text boxes that you have the ability to customize however you want.
So today, is not Monday, and it's the 15th. So you would simply come in and edit the slide however you wanted to based on your content information. And what you could do is you could copy for the entire week. You would right click and, say, duplicate the slide. And then, make your week's worth of slides.
And then, you could display them on either your Google Classroom or LMS or send them out in your Remind. However, your plan is to deploy this information to your student. Again, this is a slide that someone has built this background this template. And then, I added in the particular text boxes.
And again, they're just a text box. You may not have extra practice. You may want to call it fun links or whatever you have the ability to edit this in any way you deem necessary.
So come back to that. All of these are just different templates different look and feel. And you can make them look or change the colors you can have access to however you want to make them look.
So that is a learning agenda. Again, that can be a week or a day however you choose to do it. This second one that is multiple slides, again, it's in here, and let's see.
So you'll notice here this one. This one's a little bit fancier. I'm going to come to the second slide. And these are ones.
These are templates I found out on the internet that were designed for teachers to copy. So they were free for us to take and copy and repurpose. So again, this is a Google slide deck.
But in this case, there are multiple pages to it. So if I wanted to go to Google Slides. I'm going to go into present mode so you can see that. And can somebody confirm that you can see that for me? Anthony?
Anthony: Yeah. Hi, Stacey. Yes, we can see the slide that you just posted.
Stacey Campo: OK, great. So if I clicked on Google Slides, you will notice down in the bottom right-hand corner, it says back to and that takes me back. So let me get out of that. So that comes in by creating back to menu.
What they did was they found an image. And when they created the hyperlink, they created a hyperlink back to the first slide. That's how they made this. So when you're creating your slide deck, you can not only link to outside websites, which in this case here is one.
But you can also link within your own slide deck. So this is what's called a non-linear slide deck. You can link around. You don't have to go from one to the next to the next to the next.
And then, finally, this particular tic-tac-toe I made for you. And I just put in tools that I think are great little engagement tools for your students. And I put them under categories.
Again, this was a template I found and used with our teachers. So Flipgrid can be an assessment tool. It can also be a content creator tool. So if you've not used one of these, go ahead and practice.
Take a risk. Click on it. Pretend you're a student and just do it.
So I'm going to just pause for a minute. Anthony, any questions regarding Google Slides that I might need to answer?
Anthony: Yes, and it basically seems to be the same question and that is you mentioned that you were able to find these templates out on the internet, which is fantastic. However, can you give us some direction as to where you find them or what do you type in the Google search bar that will get us to where some of these are?
Stacey Campo: Yes, I literally typed in choice boards ESL or just choice board student learning. Pinterest had so many. I couldn't even begin to go through them.
So just type in choice boards, and you'll be amazed at how many come up. Choice board templates, that that really is all I did. And then, I just started tweaking them like, for example, Serena's here.
Her classroom theme was campers. So this choice board, it had these little yellow sticky pads. But then, the rest of the stuff, the little camping theme, she added. I didn't add that.
She had some clip art that she had purchased that she had the rights to that I didn't that she customized. So if you just get the basics of the template, then you can customize, and make it look how you want to. OK?
Anthony: Stacey, one more question. I'm not sure if you mentioned it or maybe you want to clarify it. So if I go and find something that I like out on the internet--
Stacey Campo: Yes.
Anthony: --how can I get it into my Google Drive, my Google account?
Stacey Campo: Terrific. So when I googled choice boards like this one here at the bottom, the person had a link for me to download the template to my Google Drive. And although it didn't have all the same information, I took the concept of it. And so I didn't have to recreate the little boxes or the colors. I did recreate the words because they weren't exactly what I wanted.
But basically, speaking, the template was done for me. And this person gave me a link to download it directly to my drive. This drive-- I'm going to come back to this remote learning drive.
You'll notice here, it says digital choice boards template. This particular person allowed me to download an entire folder. And so when you're out looking, they will let you download them to your Google Drive.
Most of them for teachers. The corporate world doesn't do choice boards, mainly just educators. And educators are all into Google. So most everything I found was downloadable to my Google Drive. And if it wasn't, if it was like on Pinterest.
Or let me show you this one, for example. I found an image of an ESL One, I saw this and although it's not downloadable I did take the image of it. And I'm going to recreate it.
So it's just a box. It's a table with three by nine. So I have a template that's a three by three template. And I'll just need to type in these words.
So even if I don't find the exact thing, I might find somebody who has the content that I like. And I'll go, and using a blank template, which I have in the folder. We can go ahead.
And so in the folder, let's go back to the templates here. I have a blank tic-tac-toe board. You can just add how you want. Does that answer that for folks?
Anthony: Yes, Stacey. I think it does.
Stacey Campo: All right. So in lieu of time, 12:34, I'm going to go ahead and go to our next tool, which is the Smore site. And I wanted to show you something a little outside of the Google family, just to kind of change it up a little bit.
And Smore is an online newsletter tool that is incredibly easy to use. And keep in mind that it does have a free version. But that-- woopsie come back-- that free version only allows you three newsletters. So after your third one, you would have to redo your first one. You would have to [audio out].
The element of the Smore that I really is [audio out] me to do what I call the worth it test. Oftentimes, when I make something, I have to ask, was all that work worth it? [audio out] are they looking at it? Is it helpful?
And what I like about Smore is, one, my student can follow me. I can post it on social media sites for them because right now, I'm reaching out anyway and in every way that I possibly can. My students by the way are my teachers across my consortium, across my six districts.
And here's Ms. Elaine Moore's Smore site for this week. And she has 66 views. So 66 times somebody has looked at her Smore site.
So is this worth the work that she put into it? I would say yes if she has 66 somebody or some people have looked at it 66 times. And I'll show you some of the statistics on that.
The other thing I like about this Smore site is how Elaine has integrated her Google work with her students now. She was using Google prior to our learning mandate. And so her students were OK-- I wouldn't say expert, but I would say OK-- with clicking on a link and saving something to their drive and working on it. And so the learning was not a super steep curve for them with most of the stuff she is posting.
So let's go ahead and let's jump into Smore. And this happens to be my Smore account. And the thing I love about Smore is it's used a lot by educators. And they give you a lot of templates for you to follow. So you don't have to start from scratch.
And I would highly recommend you go and look and see what other people are doing. Go see what they're doing first. Go investigate.
And I'm going to go ahead and just show you my newsletter first. So this is my most recent newsletter. And when I come in, 148 people have looked at my newsletter. And I posted this particular newsletter last week, Wednesday.
And this newsletter was on how to do a screen capture. So I post the tool. In this particular newsletter, I'm teaching them how to use two different tools ScreenOMatic and Screencastify.
And then, I am collecting their work using a Google form because I want to see if they did it or not. And I provide a sample. So here's what it is. Here is how to get started.
And then, here's a link to the tools. And why the difference. And it's an easy way for me to love this out and then allow people to be in charge of their own learning.
Remember, blended learning is allowing people. It's a strategy that allows people to access learning any time, any place, and at any pace. So for me, I'm using my Smore site to address blended learning and remote learning at the same time.
I can take this particular site. And I can get a link and/or I can get my embed code. And I can embed it on my learning management system or in my Google Site or whatever I want to do.
It also shows me some analytics. And this is kind of fun. I can go and I can see where people are looking at my newsletter from.
And I have someone in Ireland. And I don't know who this person is, but every time I lob a newsletter, they are looking at it. So I have no idea who they are.
And then, I have a couple who are from the Central or from East Coast area. And then, of course our West Coast. So this is kind of fun.
So when you're looking at the worth it element, is all this work reaching my students? This kind of data is helpful. Woops.
Let me come back really quickly because what I want to do is just really fast like I am going to create a new newsletter. And what I often do with the newsletter is I simply duplicate . So I'm not starting from scratch.
And what you have is you have these little elements. And when you want to add an element, here are all the things you can add. So you don't have to be a developer by any means.
You just need to be able to click on a button. So if I want to add a title. There you go. I just added a title. That is how easy this tool is to learn.
And you can see why Elaine-- and I believe I have Elaine's open. Yes. You can see why Elaine is now using Smore because it's super easy for her to get in her pictures, to write her message, to create links to websites, to create links back to Google. This is her learning agenda, her learning newsletter for this week. And she always tries to kind of put in personal stuff to keep that connection with her students.
So Smore is a really fun tool, pretty easy to use. Again, can be deployed on a Remind.com, Google Classroom, learning management system, in an email, et cetera. So let me pause here. And Anthony, questions with this one,
Anthony: Yeah. Just a couple of quick ones. So one question is about, do you happen to know if teachers are able to view the Smores on their cell phones, mobile devices, and how that looks?
Stacey Campo: Yes. This was-- whenever I look at a tool, my very first question is, is it mobile ready? Because as adult educators, we know that the primary tool most of our students in adult education have is a cell phone.
I am down in Southern California where I'm in a unique area because I'm in one school district that's pretty affluent all the way to one that is not very affluent. But from both levels, the common element is the cell phone is what most of them have for access.
So even though in Poway Unified it's a very, very affluent school district, K12, our adult ed students predominantly have only cell phone access. It's very strange. But that's what they're accessing their learning from. And that has become very evident in this remote time.
And so now, even more so do I filter everything I do through a mobile device first before I go forward. So Smore, which is why I use it, is mobile ready and looks phenomenal on your-- you don't need an app it looks wonderful on your cell phone.
Anthony: And then, a few teachers, I think, more were wondering about getting added to the Smore possibly.
Stacey Campo: Absolutely. So let's see here. I am going to put-- let's see here. The best way to do that is-- OK, this is the new one I just created. What I'll do is it's-- how can I do that? I can on my this one-- wait, where am I? Sorry.
Anthony: So Stacey, I would recommend, you could put it in the chat although I don't think you can see the chat right now. So can we do it at the very end?
Stacey Campo: Yes. That's what I was going to do. I'm going to copy this right now. And then, at the very end, I'll put it in the chat. And then, you guys can just come and follow. And I'll make sure that you follow it, then you'll get it. OK?
Anthony: OK, and Stacey one more thing. Just a reminder because there were a few questions that the link or embed button that you just showed us.
Stacey Campo: Yes.
Anthony: Again, this is what you're going to click on to be able-- especially if you grab that embed code, that's what you're going to use to be able to embed this either in the elements or on a website site.
Stacey Campo: Correct. That is exactly right. If we look back at Elaine's. So you look here, see how Elaine's-- let me see here.
This is Canvas. See how it's embedded in this particular page. This is a page. And if I hit Edit, this little code-- don't be scared.
Don't be scared. That little code right there, we just went HTML editor and pasted that code in, and this is what appeared. We didn't have to do anything, write anything. All we had to do is click the button and paste.
And if you're on a Google Site, you'll see a button for-- I don't have a Google Site open. But if you were on a Google site, there's an embed code as well. You would just do the same thing.
You would click on that. Paste that code. And poof, that shows up. And if you're not sure how, email me, and we'll play together. We'll Zoom and play together. OK?
Anthony: All right, Stacey, we're ready to go. Next part.
Stacey Campo: Next part because we're running out of time. All right. The last thing I want to show you is a Google Doc. And again, many, many people use Google Docs for many, many things. The Google Doc-- the value of the Google Doc I found was primarily the size of the paper that the size of the page the 8 and 1/2 by 11.
I prefer a Google Slide because I can embed video. And it's a little bit easier in terms of design. But if you're thinking about printing, the Google Doc is a better tool. And you're probably going to find more templates out there using the Google Doc.
So there's not a wrong or right way to do it or which one to use. It's just what you want to ultimately deploy to your students so-- woops come back-- and keep in mind again where you're going to post to share it. Always keep that in mind, I'm going to make this. How do I get it out to them.
Second, are you going to collect work? If you're collecting work, where? How are you going to do that? And then, finally, it's important to recognize that if you're going to be if you've got something in your tic-tac-toe square that that's an image or a video, it's only going to be a link.
One of the number one questions I've had about the tic-tac-toe was people wanted to embed a quick video. So the students only had to see a video right here. And they would click on it and watch the video. And they wanted the video to be displayed right in the cell.
On a Google Doc, you cannot do that. You can create a link to a video, but you can't display the video like you can on a Google Slide. So it's just a different tool.
What I would recommend you do is open up a Google Doc. Open up a Google Slide. Play a little bit and see which one you like better. That's there's not a wrong or right, just which one you like better.
Let's take a look at the template. And again, I put it in this folder. And to get to get this, well, I'm logged in as me. But you would simply come in and you're not going to have, obviously, the edit bar.
So would do file, make a copy, make your own copy. I mean these little dots-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, depending on what I'm doing, I might take them off. So if you need to make a second copy, make a copy. And this would be called Google tic-tac-toe template no dots or no numbers, maybe that's better-- no numbers.
Then, make as many as you want. Don't hesitate to duplicate your work, and then play because you can't hurt stuff. And then, you're simply typing in the box when you get here.
One of the things I did find a little difficult is, again, the layout. When you're working, notice how my text is different here and this kind of stuff bugs me. I want them to be equal.
So you sometimes have to kind of play around a little bit more in a Google Doc. But it's possible. It's not anything you can't do. You just-- patience-- and where's my favorite button, undo. Just don't hesitate to undo.
Google Docs are fairly friendly and easy and not much to them. The final thing I put in this folder is this whole big litany of things. Again, these are all templates so copy them and then do with it what you want.
So you'll notice here this is the one I used for my daughter. What is not on this, well, it is. But see how this little button right here is home.
That to me was way too small. And that's why I changed it, and I put the little dog. And I put it over here in the corner where it was easy to be seen. So these are just text boxes, and you can customize and make them say, whatever you will.
One thing-- let's see here. Trying to think if there's anything that would be unique about this that people might need to know. Are there any questions about working on a slide that people might want to know? We have any Q&A's there?
Anthony: Not yet, Stacey, but let's see if something comes in.
Stacey Campo: OK So in closing, as you make that next move, you've connected with your students, either, again, through Remind or WhatsApp or your LMS or your Google Classroom. And you're now ready to start reengaging them with learning activities. What I wanted to present to you were some fun ways to get the learning back out there so that it wasn't overwhelming or scary for people to do remotely.
One of the biggest ahas I've had over this period as I've watched teachers move to this next step is they want to pick up teaching where they left off that last day of school. And the students have joined them in Zoom or however they connected with them. And the teachers put up all this content for them to do.
And then, the next time they met, only one or two people showed back up. And the teachers came to me and said, Stacey, I did all this work and then nobody returned. And that I tried to caution them against going too fast with the reentry of that learning process.
You cannot pick back up right where you left off with the learning. So figure out how you want to reengage your students and go slow. Go fun and go slow.
And be gentle on yourself as we close out this particular school year and just have some fun with them. So on that note, I leave you with my contact information and recognize my guest speakers who weren't really here, but their content was.
Elaine Moore, intermediate and advanced ESL teacher for Escondido Adult School. Jackie Urell, advanced ESL teacher from Poway Adult School. Ann Fisher, intermediate ESL teacher from Poway Adult School. And then, I want to thank my host Anthony and OTAN for allowing me the honor to be a guest speaker today. All right.
Anthony: Thank you, Stacey. And we've actually had a couple of questions come in.
Stacey Campo: Great.
Anthony: And first of all, just for you to note that your email address has a slight typo in it.
Stacey Campo: Thank you. OK, let's fix that. Oh, you're right, it does. Let's fix that. Thank you, Anthony.
Anthony: Yes, actually somebody pointed that out in the chats. So thank that person. There was a question. The last thing that you showed us about the choice board.
So when you've finished creating the choice board, how do you-- I mean, you've been talking in your presentation today about how you share the choice board. But what about like are you saving it in any other kind of a format that you would share with your class like as a PDF for example? So can you tell us a little bit more about the saving and sharing part.
Stacey Campo: Sure. Let's look at the choice board I made for you guys. This is a choice board and it actually-- let me hit Escape-- is in this remote drive. And I called it tic-tac-toe choice board.
So I, oh, I'm not sharing. Am I sharing? Yeah, I'm sharing. Do you see that, Anthony?
Stacey Campo: OK, so let's open that app. So this is a single Google Slide, that's all It is. I'm going to stop sharing me again.
Single Google Slide, that's all it is. And it's actually-- I made it. It's a table. And then, on this table, three cells across, three cells down. And then, I put a text box inside of each cell.
So that I colored each cell. And then, put the text box in each cell. This template was originally a Google Doc. And I wanted it to be a slide so I redid it. I remade it.
So now, I would share it with my teachers because I don't have "students." So I would share with my teachers. How would I share it? So couple of ways.
Because it is a slide, I could go to File, publish it to the web, and then-- I've already done that so I would click Publish and then I would get the embed code. And this embed code is what I would then paste on my LMS or I use an LMS or on a Google site.
I either use my Canvas Site or I have a Google Site. I don't use Google Classroom. So I use Google Sites or I use Canvas. So I would paste said HTML code.
I would do that because then when they open it up-- they're going to open it up and it is going to appear full screen. And they don't get any of this slide information. They just get the full screen.
Now, I'm going to show you a little trick. See this big, a long hairy URL up here? I'm going to just copy that and open up a foreign browser.
And I'm going to paste it in there. See this word right here-- where is it? Edit, right there. It's towards the very end, and it says Edit.
If you remove that word Edit and put Present, then I'm going to copy that. Then, it will present the choice board in a presentation mode. So for some teachers who don't have a learning management system and they just want to email this out to their students or they want to use Remind-- that's a big long address so that's another conversation we could have.
But if they want to use something other than a learning management system or their Google Classroom. Or if they use a Google Classroom, if you change that Edit to Present and pasted this address, this is how the students see it. And then, anything they click on, goes right to what you've chosen. So I could click on any of these.
And then, submit what you learn. This is the little Padlet wall. So have asked you to share what you've learned. Oh, there is my timer. So does that answer the question about sharing a choice board?
Anthony: Yes, Stacey. I think that was the person's question. So we have just a couple more questions. One is-- and I'm not sure you've talked about it. But what about the students? Do they all need to have Google accounts or do you recommend that all the students have Google accounts or is it not necessary?
Stacey Campo: You know what? That's the million dollar question. That's the million dollar question. If you're doing something like the agenda, the online agenda, the learning agenda, which-- lets just squeak back up there and click on it really quick like.
If you're just displaying content like this, they don't need a Google account because they're just viewing. But if you're going to collect any of their work, then, how are you going to collect that? Are you going to have-- that would be my next question.
So I'm a big proponent of our adult ed students having an active Google account because down the road, I'm eventually going to want to collect work from them. And I'm going to want them to create accounts. I'm going to want them to do things. I'm going to want them to be creators of content, not just consumers.
And so in order to be a creator of content, you've got to have an active, healthy email account. So having a Google account is always in their best interest.
Anthony: Very good, Stacey. Thank you so much. So everybody now is super eager to get the link to the choice board.
Stacey Campo: I have a copy so where do I paste it?
Anthony: So why don't you do this Stacey? So stop sharing your screen so you can see the chat. And then, we'll go ahead and have you post that in the chat for folks to copy and paste into their browser.
Stacey Campo: So let's hope I still have it in my little thingy. And I'm going to just do a control. Oh, no, oh, no, hold on. That was like the wrong thing so hold on just a second. Let me go get it again.
And because apparently I copied something prior to that. There you go. And also let me post my choice board.
Anthony: Yes. So the first one that you did Stacey to the Smore is that some people were asking about the newsletter, correct? And they wanted to--
Stacey Campo: Yes, that was for the newsletter. So now, let me get the other one, the choice board. And that is going to be one second here. I'm so sorry. I hope we don't like turn off.
Anthony: No, I think we'll be OK.
Stacey Campo: OK, good.
Anthony: Yeah. So again, the Smore.com is for Stacey's newsletter. And then, Stacey is going to share with us a link to her choice board.
Stacey Campo: Yeah, and I'm just going to paste. I'm just going to do the whole thing so that they could do a-- I'm not going to put it in any kind of present mode or anything.
I'm just going to paste it so that-- like that. I know that looks really ugly. But that way if you want to make a copy of it or do whatever you want, please feel free.
Anthony: Yeah, so maybe for folks, if we can just hold off on the chat for 30 seconds here where all of you can make your way over to the chat. You want to copy that entire Google Docs address so that https://docs.google.com/presentation and then all that stuff.
Stacey Campo: I'll make a bitly really quick like and put it on the bottom of this slide because you're going to be sharing this slide. Right?
Anthony: Yeah. So we'll also get the link to your slides today. And then, we can add it. People can also access it from there as well.
Stacey Campo: OK. I'll throw it on the bottom of that slide on my very last slide so that they can get it there too.