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Collaboration Tools

Set-Up Tutorial

This website offers a number of ways to collaborate, share media and resources, and to work together in order to develop course materials for classroom presentation. Additionally it introduces a few new tools that can be very useful. Using these tools for collaboration requires a Google+ account. So, firstly, to use this site you need a Google account. Visit accounts.google.com and click the "Create Account" text to create a Google account, it's best if this account is associated with your school or university account for better integration with Google Classroom. If you already have GMail set up, please proceed to the next step.

WEBSITE

www.dxed.org uses real-time collaboration with Google Hangouts, and also a spreadsheet system called SmartSheet www.smartsheet.com. Once logged in to www.dxed.org you can also help to author pages and lesson plans by going to sites.google.com

The website has a few features:

Mobile Friendly Project Planning

Collaborative Web Log

Shared Lesson Plans and Course Materials

SIGNING UP

In order to collaborate with others using this site, you need to follow these steps, once you have a Google account created.

Join the Discussion By Commenting

Sign up for Google+

Download and sign into smartsheet.com

Help Create and Moderate Lesson Materials

Collaborate

Connect on Social Media

Connect SmartSheet and Classroom

Work together in Real-Time

www.dxed.org

Linked with Google Drive

View Shared Materials

Download Templates

Develop Webinars and Materials

Share / Connect Project Resources

To Participate

Review Lesson Plans (http://www.dxed.org/course_templates)

Comment on lesson plans and in discussion boards

Contribute new pages or comments to the web log

To Begin

Create your Google+ Space

Add [email protected] to Google+ Contacts

E-mail to join the project group and for authoring access.

BACKLINKS

Add your portfolio to the list of resources. Resources can be added to web log pages, to lesson plan pages on the larger site, and into project planning sheets on SmartSheet.com. The types of resources to include are:

Blogs

Teacher Resources

Guest Blog Posts

Video Media and Lessons (Teachertube, Youtube)

Expert Articles (Links to Citations)

Links to Outside Presentations

Blog Directories

Google Drive Links (Slides, Word Documents, .PDF)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Visible Teaching involves having content and activity visible to the larger community. Consider also adding spaces for your own creations on the following services:

Facebook

Twitter

Blog

Linkedin

Podcast

Youtube

As professionals we will continue to network using the resources presented to develop lesson plans and presentations that consistently create optimal student outcomes.

Over time, the collection of lesson plans and materials created will benefit future teachers who can then adapt and grow the existing resources to meet improved standards and accountability systems.

This presentation was developed using www.piktochart.com and embedded in the larger creation space. Please consider using this resource as you develop materials and plans with our group.