Coaching Question: How can I use the G Suite for Education to create blended learning activities during Writer’s Workshop?
Answer: Create blended learning activities using Google Drawings!
Why Google Drawings?
I have decided that Google Drawings is my preferred tool for most blended or flipped learning activities. Transform your Google Drawings into HyperDrawings by adding:
- Links to websites, games, screencasts, formative assessments
- Share with a partner
Here is an example blended learning activity that I created using Google Drawings. (Click to Make a Copy)
I believe every blended learning activity should have opportunities for students to explore, engage, create, apply learning, share, self-assess, and collaborate.
What tools could I use to add to create a blended learning activity?
Here are the tools I used to make this happen:
- Explore: Teacher created mock screencast. (Try creating your own) Yes! You can add a video to Google Drawings. Click here to learn how! Students just click to maximize the video.
- Engage: Watch the video again and answer questions about learning using EdPuzzle
- Create: Add snapshots of your writing.
- Apply: Revise your writing. Add revision snapshots.
- Share: Create a screencast explaining your revisions using Screencastify.
- Self-Assess: Google Forms to assess student revisions
- Collaborate: Share Google Drawing with a partner for feedback
And of course, I love to add my Bitmojis 🙂
How do you create blended or flipped learning activities for Writer’s Workshop?