Touch Chromebooks, Android Apps and Google Tools, Aigner, Summer 2019

Course Number:  EDU 5515 C37 (Graduate)
Instructor: Patricia Aigner
Location: Rutland High School and online
Dates and Times: July 27-September 28, 2019. This course will meet in-person on July 27th from 9-3. The remainder of the course will take place online.
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,400 tuition includes a Touch Chromebook

Note: Please register online. Course payment or purchase order of $1,400, payable to CASTLETON UNIVERSITY, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form. Please mail check to Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

This course is designed to showcase Touch Chromebooks in the classroom as a newly emerging product. Of importance, we will explore how Android Apps installed on Touch Chromebooks can open the door to new functionality for young students, struggling student and our entire population of kids. Participants will receive a Touch Chromebook to explore along with instructions on how to access and install Android Apps. We are still in the early ages of Android Apps running on Chromebooks but the potential is staggering.

In addition to Exploration of Android Apps, we will use the Touch Chromebook to:

  • Differentiate instruction using Google Classroom, Docs, and other products
  • Learn about some little-discussed Google tools like Drawing and Keep.
  • Discover how the Explore function opens up research resources to students
  • Get a general overview of important products like Classroom, Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides
  • Recognize the importance of video and images for learning and as student learning evidence
  • Create a screencast and screenshots as evidence of your learning
  • Curate YouTube to streamline content

Participants will interact with a Learning Management System for activities, discussions and to submit evidence of learning. They will also create a presentation about what they learned about Android Apps and Touch Chromebooks.

Course Schedule

Session # Content Activities Skills

  1. Face-to-face 3-5 Hour Estimate, Google Domain, Chromebooks, Play Store Set up Chromebook and Add Android Apps
  2. Android Products 8 Hour Estimate, Explore and utilize Android Apps. document the experience as part of the Final Project Chromebook management, App installation, Google Domain Admin Panel
  3. Differentiation, Chromebooks and Google Products 8 Hour Estimate, Google Docs, Google Classroom, Google Drawing, Google Keep, Docs Differentiation of Content, Product, Process and Learner Environment
  4. Screencasts and Screenshots for Teaching and Product Creation 8 Hour Estimate, Screenshot Software, Screencast Software, YouTube Content Creation, Product Submission, Communication
  5. Curated YouTube Lists and Screencasts 5 Hour Estimate, YouTube, Screencast Software Organization, Curated Playlists, Communication
  6. Research and Chromebooks 5 Hour Estimate, Docs, Slides, Drawing, Explore Research, Communicate and Collaborate
  7. Data and Chromebooks 8 Hour Estimate, Sheets, Graphs, Sites Visualize Data, Analyze Data, Identify Patterns and Present Findings
  8. Final Project Turn your research from session 2 into a final project using any tool you prefer—Docs, Slides, Drawing, Sites, etc., the Final project submitted

For additional course information

Patricia Aigner
(802) 683-5060

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!