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Sunday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Get Stoked - Catch the Wave with Google HyperDrawings

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Learn to go new school by using Google Drawings to create an in-depth, multifaceted, student-centered lesson based around a single image. Experience how embedding hidden links into a hyperdrawing supports image analysis skills and tie in the Four C’s. Engaging directly with the components of primary sources forces students to think critically about the details that make up an image, teaching them to formulate interpretations. Geography lessons become a creative playground where students can build their own presentations that literally travel the Silk Road. You can amp up the excitement by breaking out of the barrel entirely with an escape room, requiring students to work collaboratively to solve an authentic problem. Tie in communication tools like Flipgrid and Padlet, and a single image can connect the whole class on a broader scale. While the base tool used in this lesson is Google Drawings, it can ultimately include any type of linkable resource, from Edpuzzle, to Google Forms, to further reading topics - the options are endless. Like with a hyperdoc, students are able to move at their own pace, and including periodic self-assessments help keep students on track to guide their own learning. This activity aligns with the TSIP standards for Learning Facilitator, as well as ISTE Student Standard 3c, and ISTE Teaching Standards 5b and 5c. The target audience for the presentation is Secondary level educators.

Google Presentation: bit.ly/HyperDrawing

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Elizabeth McDowell

School Based Technology Specialist, Herndon High School

Sunday December 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST