Part 5: Spring 2017 Labs
The April 17, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored Google tools in Canvas. Janet Branchaw shared how she’s been using Google tools in Canvas for student collaborations.
- Uses Collaborations to try to get students to prepare for class by assigning them to finish a Learning Guide before class (based on readings in the textbook).
- Based on their learning Guides, they work together in class to fill out an official “key”
- How does she get Collaboration-generated docs to include her text?
- The big challenges are to get them to check each other’s answers, correct each other’s answers, and build to trust each other’s answers.
- Hoping to add peer facilitators (students who have had the class before) to get them to talk to each other.
- Students also fill out a “Group Effort Analysis” for each other.
- View the session’s activity sheet for additional support materials
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Watch Janet’s Story:
Watch the discussion that followed:
Get Started with Google Collaboration in Canvas: