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Game of Chromes – Creative Chromebook Use in the Classroom

Chromebooks are coming….or maybe they are already here.  Whether your school is 1:1 or you have an army of carts, become the king or queen of your Chromebook kingdom.  This workshop will offer a 4 week opportunity for you to set up best practices with your student Chromebooks while creating unique and engaging learning opportunities.  Each week, we will parallel Chromebook activities to each one of the 4 C’s of learning to create a comprehensive arsenal of interactive activities and learning experiences.  At the end of the workshop, your Chromebook savvy will be on a level to which others will bend a knee.


Course Details

Audience K-12 Classroom Teachers and Specialists
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor Rochelle Cooper 
Dates April 2, 2020  May 1, 2020
Earn 15 PDPs
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites Basic computer and internet skills
Graduate Credit (pending)  At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper has been a certified MA educator for 18 years.  She received her undergraduate degree in English from Holy Cross College and her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Simmons College. Rochelle began her teaching career as a special education 1:1 paraprofessional and spent the next 11 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher at Lynnfield Middle School.   Since 2011, Rochelle’s “educator” path has taken on a new dimension in her work as a Digital Learning Consultant.  In this role, Rochelle works with districts, schools and educators to assist with technology training and integration.  She is also the curator and facilitator of many online courses and professional development opportunities for educators – offered through both MassCUE and Salem State Collaborative. Rochelle is the Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE  (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) — an organization specializing in ongoing, high-quality professional learning opportunities for educators. 


Weekly Outline:

Session 1: Chromebooks for Communication 

In this session we will explore how to set up best practices for your students with regards to Chromebook use.  We will explore communication tools such as:  

  • Google Meet 
  • Wakelet 
  • Screencastify 
  • Flipgrid 

Session 2: Chromebooks for Creativity 

In this session, we will explore how Chromebooks can be used to activate your students’ creativity. In this session we will explore: 

  • Sketchnotes and Doodling 
  • Explain Everything 
  • Adobe Spark Video
  • Book Creator 

Session 3Chromebooks for Critical Thinking 

This session will encompass tools that enhance opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving amongst your students. We will explore: 

  • Google Docs – Learning Menus
  • Google Earth
  • Google Slides – Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Image Mapping 

Session 4: Chromebooks for Collaboration 

In this session, we will discuss how students can use Chromebooks to collaborate with classmates, teachers and students all around the world.  Tools explored will be: 

  • Padlet 
  • Google Slides – #Teamtoss  
  • Thinglink 
  • Canva 

 Project Description:   

Those educators wishing to receive one credit from WSU will be creating a Chromebook lesson in each one of the areas related to the 4 Cs. Educators will be responsible for curating the lessons, applying them within their realm and sharing back results to the group. 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.b.1:  Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.   

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.   

3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts.   

3-5.DTC.b.1: Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.   

3-5.DTC.b.2: Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.   

6-8.DTC.a.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact.  

6-8.DTC.a.4: Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage).   

6-8.DTC.b.1: Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.   

6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.   

9-12.DTC.a.1: Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation).   

9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.  

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Game of Chromes – Creative Chromebook Use in the Classroom
April 2, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Four online weekly sessions

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