Touch Chromebooks, GSuite and App Smash (Book Creator, WeVideo and more!) for Engaged Kids, Aigner, Fall 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C14
Instructor: Patricia Aigner
Location: In-person at Rutland High School & Online
Dates and Times: November 9th, 2019 to January 11, 2020. The course begins with an in-person session on  Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9-2:30 and continues in an online environment until January 11, 2020.
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,500. Tuition includes an Acer Chromebook Spin 511.

Note: Course payment or purchase order of $1,500, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration.

Course Description

This course will assist educators in developing new content, process and student products using the Google Suite, Google Classroom, Book Creator, WeVideo and other digital resources. You can use your LMS too!   Each student receives a touch Chromebook.

We will:

  1. Identify content options in Google—and acquire or create course content
  2. Explore the Google Suite
  3. Learn about touch Chromebooks
  4. Dig deep into Apps like Book Creator, WeVideo, and other App Smash tools for greater creativity and engagement
  5. Rethink how tools can be used for more reflective student products

In addition to 5 hours of face to face instruction, participants will interact with a Learning Management System for class discussions, responses to articles and other activities. Students can work at their own pace.

Course Goals & Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Adjust teaching pedagogy to take into account student readiness, interest and learning style
  2. Learn new tools like Book Creator and WeVideo and how to App Smash with Google Tools
  3. Identify and build content, media and assessment for a course or courses to create greater student engagement
Required Texts
 Costs of required texts, if any, are not included in the course tuition.

Primary Print and Online Resources:

  • Text: Articles and Text Chapters from a variety of authors
  • Screencasts and videos: Instructor and a variety of resources
  • National Educational Technology Standards for teachers: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (ISTE) and Common Core

For additional course information

Patricia Aigner
(802) 683‐5060

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!