Applied Digital Skills Week – It’s a wrap, folks!
But our time together isn’t over! We’re just getting started!
If you’ve been following along with Applied Digital Skills Week and our daily challenges, you’ve accomplished a lot! You created a class, explored the curriculum, experienced the curriculum as a learner, and came up with an idea for remixing an activity for your classroom. You’re ready to enroll your students and get started!
We’re wrapping up the week with a few tips and resources that will help you as you start enrolling your students. But first, here’s your last chance to win a $25 USD Amazon Card to help with classroom supplies!
Challenge #5: Use Applied Digital Skills
It’s simple but it’s the most important step. Today’s challenge is to enroll your students and use Applied Digital Skills in your classroom! Can’t do it today? No problem–you can submit your entry any time over the weekend.
To enter the final challenge, share the lesson you’re introducing to your classroom, a story, screenshot of student work, photo, or video about your students’ use of Applied Digital Skills. Share on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with #GrowWithGoogle and #EdTechTeam.
Entries for today’s challenge will be accepted until 11:59 PM PST on Monday, October 15, 2018! We’ll select one winner from today’s challenge to receive a $25 Amazon card* to help with classroom supplies. We’ll direct message you if you’ve won!
But wait, there’s more! There’s also an extended challenge…
Use Applied Digital Skills with your students and complete the submission form by October 31, 2018, and you’ll receive:
- Applied Digital Skills badge stickers by mail (and digitally)
- An invitation for your class to an exclusive YouTube Live with a surprise Googler.
Simply let us know here that you’ve used the curriculum with your students using this form:
Take it to the next level – Resources to get started with your students
Student Access to your Class
When your students log into Google’s Applied Digital Skills, they will choose “I am a student” and enter your class code.
TIP: Your students can access the curriculum without signing in. In order to track their progress and see their responses to the activity reflections, they must log in using the steps above.
The instructor dashboard is where you can view student progress after your students have accessed your class. To view progress, click on your class and you will see four tabs across the top. Click the Student Progress tab to see a list of your students. By default, the lesson displayed is the If-Then Adventure Stories, but you can click the drop-down menu to look at a different lesson. Here you will see check marks showing videos students have watched.
Getting your students started
There are a couple of things you should know as you get your students started with Applied Digital Skills. First of all, when your students first log in, they will be taken to the If-Then Adventure Stories lesson by default. If you want your students to do a different lesson, you have two options:
- Show students how to click “Activities” at the top and then choose a different lesson. See the image below for what this looks like. (You can copy and paste this image into your instructions for students.)
- Give students a direct link to the lesson you want them to work on using Google Classroom or any method you use to share resources with students. Remember to make sure students are logged in so that you can track their progress!
How to choose a different lesson:
Speaking of Google Classroom
You can track your students’ progress in Applied Digital Skills and they can submit their final projects in Applied Digital Skills, but you can’t see their work in progress docucments. In order to view your student’s work as they go, they need to share their documents with you. Even better, if you use Google Classroom, you can create an assignment in Google Classroom for the lesson. This allows students to create their documents from a Classroom assignment allowing you to view their work as they move along.
Getting Started Slides for Teachers and Students
Who wants this information in Slides format? Me, me, me! These slides include the information above AND MORE including slides you can use to get your students enrolled in a course. Feel free to copy these slides and use with your students.
These slides are also useful if you’re leading a workshop for teachers!
Even more resources!
- This week’s recorded panel discussion panel
- EdTechTeam email, mini-courses with tips and tricks for integrating the Applied Digital Skills into various subject areas.
- EdTechTeam is hosting free, half-day Applied Digital Skills workshops in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
- Eric Curts from Control Alt Achieve wrote this great overview blog post about Applied Digital Skills.
- EdTechTeam blog archives all about Applied Digital Skills
- Here is a one page PDF about Applied Digital Skills you could share with your school community.
- Applied Digital Skills FAQ
THANK YOU for your participation this week! You are building a movement around using this great, free resource for the benefit of students everywhere. Keep sharing with us and each other at #GrowWithGoogle and #EdTechTeam
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