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The students accessed this Google Slides file from Google Classroom. They sorted the provided addition facts by the addition property they represented: Commutative, Identity, or Associative.

I also trained the students on how to use the basic features of Google Slides. They will each create a slide in a shared class Google Slides presentation next week about a city they researched and why it is an example of a rural, urban or suburban community.
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These are screenshots of a Google Doc to which the entire class has editing access. After we read each day about one of the three types of communities (rural, urban and suburban), the students work in their table groups to describe a facet of it - how people work, live, and play there as well as examples of that type of community. I like that we had the flexibility to add another row to our template in the middle of the unit of instruction - Population Size. Traditional worksheets do not afford this luxury.
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9/11/16
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Here are my students' science experiment reports they completed with 1-2 partners using Google Docs. I created the table/template and they input the data and photo. I am very happy with how these turned out and there were only minimal technical issues on two of the iPads they used in this two-day lesson sequence.

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I used the Question feature on Google Classroom for the first time today to elicit text-to-self connections from students. I use these responses to create a list of 'teacher rules' that the students hold me accountable to follow during the school year.

The nice part about this feature of Classroom is that the students can view their peers responses in real-time.
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Students introduced themselves on the first day of school by sharing a selfie with each other at the carpet and then electronically with me via Google Classroom. They learned how to add file attachments on a Classroom assignment and I was pleased on how smoothly this went.
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Instead of passing out a packet of information for parents to begin the school year, I will issue the URL to a Google Site I created featuring pertinent third grade information. The advantage to posting this as a site is that I can continue to customize the content as well as make it available to families for reference all year.

The site contains a private Google Group that can only be viewed by invitees. This will function in place of a physical newsletter, in that I can email updates to the entire group. Postings are saved in the Google Group communication chain.

I also featured a Google Calendar with pertinent 3G dates to serve as a reference for families throughout the school year.

I intend on issuing a Google Form so parents can acknowledge that they have been provided with this information.

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I have begun to create my Google Classroom to use in a pilot implementation for the 2016-17 school year. I plan on integrating some simple Classroom tasks into the first weeks of the school year to familiarize the students with the components of the application.

For example, the students will take a photo of themselves on the first day of school and upload it as an assignment on Google Classroom. Students will also be submitting responses to Questions and accessing Announcements that contain resources such as Google Slides presentations.
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2016-07-23
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