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A Site to See! Publishing Student Work with Google Sites

Date/Time
November 3
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Strand
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices
Audience
Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Students create work all the time, but how can we meaningfully share that work with the world in a way that is accessible to students and appropriate for 21st century learners? Finding meaningful ways to share our students’ work makes it much more relevant and personal for students. They take ownership of their work and want to continuously strive to improve it. Come learn how we used Google Sites, along with Slides, Docs, Drawings, Drive, and Canva to take our students’ in-class work and publish it online. Participants will see a real classroom-based application of these tech resources, get a brief overview of several Google Workspace tools, and pick up some tips and tricks along the way. My hope is that attendees will build their confidence using Google Workspace tools and will be encouraged to find ways to put their students’ work online. We will walk through the finished product that our students created, go through a “how-to” section of Google Sites, then end with time for exploration and collaboration.

Presenter
DJ Rudd
DJ Rudd
Upper Primary Teacher, Springfield Ball Charter School

DJ Rudd is nearing a decade of teaching, most recently as an Upper Primary Teacher (2nd and 3rd grade) at Springfield Ball Charter School. He attended Blackburn College and Illinois State University, is a Google Certified Educator, and has presented for IETC, the Taming Tech Conference at Bradley University, and for the staff at Ball Charter. DJ is married to another amazing teacher, Lindsey, and they have two wonderful kids, Aiden and Everleigh. DJ enjoys coffee, reading, woodworking, gardening, and spending time outdoors.