Using Google Tools to Support Professional Learning Communities Ann Nicholson Cedar Rapids Community Schools firstname.lastname@example.org
“A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.” —adapted from Learning by Doing Professional Learning Community
Three BIG ideas of a PLC: Focus on Learning Build a Collaborative Culture Focus on Results Professional Learning Communities
Google Docs Spreadsheets Forms (survey – quizzes) Presentations Docs
You can quickly and easily insert, images, links, and all sorts of Google components.
Google Docs Tour: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html • New Features: • http://www.google.com/google-d-s/whatsnew.html Google Resources
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