I’ve been developing several Google presentations and trainings for summer workshops. As some of you may know, I am a fan of menu/choice boards and facilitating teacher-centered learning experiences. In an effort to create choice, and differentiate for the multiple skill levels of educators, I have created a three-level, “Choose Your Own Adventure With Google Drive,” learning experience for educators. This is not all encompassing, and definitely leans toward the more novice skill levels, but I hope this will be useful to meet the needs of the educators.
Choose Your Own Adventure With Google Drive.
New To The Goo? You Drive.
Ready For More Goo? You Drive.
Advanced Goo – You Drive.
I created the images using Canva, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. If you are new to Canva, it is web-based graphic design program. You can create images, presentation slides, posters and more. I’m sure I will have a dedicated Canva blog post coming soon!
After I created the Canva images, I then converted the images to Thinglinks. If you are new to Thinglinks, Thinglinks allow you to make images interactive with links, text and video. I love doing Thinglink Mashups! See my earlier blog post: A Thinglink and Glogster Mashup.
I have one central Thinglink that links to the three interactive skill levels. Each level has it’s own interactive Thinglink with links to published Google Docs. This was a tip I mentioned in my blog post last week: 5 Google Drive Tips Everyone Should Know. I’m not sure why more people do not use the “publish to the web” feature. It will turn a document into a very clean webpage. It’s a really nice feature.
I will update this post as I make adjustments and try to improve this activity. I’m anxious to give it a try!
How do you differentiate for different skill levels in your professional development and training?
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Such a good idea!
I am presenting a Google Apps/GAFE training Tuesday. I love your idea of allowing the participants to choose according to the level of their own expertise or lack of expertise. I was trying to look at what you have for each level but some of the documents do not allow me to view them. Is that intentional? Would you be willing to share the whole thing? If not, I would still love to use your idea of self-differentiation. Thanks,
Love how you use Thinglink. Thanks for your posts. It’s helping me help my students and help others in my district. Great ideas for all these free Google tools.
Kasey Bell says
Thank you! I love Thinglink!
A. Rioux says
Love your work!!
How do you make these interactive buttons in google docs?
Kasey Bell says
If you mean the images, those buttons are added in Thinglink.
This is a great idea for using thinglink. I use it quite a bit for other stuff but this is a really unique idea. I will also check out Canva!
I love this idea! I have been working on differentiating teacher learning, but I hadn’t thought of this method. Thank you for sharing!
Kasey Bell says