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Using Google Drive to Promote the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning

jesslubyJessica Luby, the 2013 NCHS Teacher of the Year, shares ways Google Drive can be used in the classroom to support collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.  We are fortunate in Newton-Conover to have Google Drive at our fingertips.  Jessica Luby has found some creative ways to use Google Drive with her students.

One way I use Google Drive throughout a unit is to begin by having students take a Google Form quiz to evaluate their own stance on misconceptions/controversies.  As groups, they investigate the ‘real’ truths’ collecting data in a shared Google Document and create their own ‘questionnaire’ highlighting these misconceptions. They then videotape interviews from the general public (age variations included) and create one final section to their truths behind their questionnaire.  This video is put into their Google video (set as private on Youtube) and shared with the class. 

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Check out our September Featured Article:  12 Effective Ways to Use Google Drive in Education

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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