Google Tools Interaction


  • Ed Gatzke
  • Associate Director for Technology Pedagogy,
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Details

  • OCT 01
  • Mon 2:25pm - 3:15pm
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Do your students do group work for papers, projects or class presentations? Do they conduct surveys or use spreadsheets? Are you looking for ideas for remote help sessions or office hours? Several Google tools may be of use in your teaching. For example, Google Docs allow users to work on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using freely available online tools, requiring nothing more than a browser with an internet connection. Multiple users can edit documents simultaneously, allowing for group interaction. Google Forms can be used to quickly develop web-based forms where respondent information populates a Google Doc spreadsheet. A g+ Hangout is a multi-person interactive video chat that is available for multiple platforms (PC, Mac, iPad, Android phone). Experienced and novice Google tool users are invited to join this discussion as we explore these tools that might just energize you and your students!

About the Facilitator

Ed Gatzke, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, is Associate Director for Technology Pedagogy at the Center for Teaching Excellence. He uses various emerging technologies in his courses both for lectures and hands-on experimental labs. Ed also works with First Lego League to introduce younger students to robotics and computer programming.