Google POPS

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Google Docs webinar with Lainie Rowell and Angela Maiers.  We presented to over 260 educators how to use Google Docs in the classroom. In case you missed it, here is a link to the presentation.  As I continue to grow Google love I am constantly in awe of the ways we can use Google tools to enhance curriculum and instruction.  In addtition to hosting a webinar I also attended the Mobile2011 conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  What a fab-u-lous conference.  One of the highlights was to meet BrainPOP’s Vice President of 21st Century Learning, Dr. Kari Stubbs.  Just when I thought my Google love wouldn’t grow for at least another week…it burst again.

Did you know that you can link your BrainPOP account to your Google Apps account to benefit from the convenience of a single sign-on? Teachers and students can access BrainPOP directly:

You can also Track and Store Student Progress

After completing any BrainPOP graded quiz, students can choose the “Send to Teacher’s Google Spreadsheet” option.  Once they do, the results will be automatically sent to a spreadsheet that will appear among the teacher’s Google docs. Within the spreadsheet, each topic the teacher assigns gets its own worksheet (“tab”), storing students’ first, second, and most recent quiz score along with their names and Google App IDs. A summary sheet is included to help teachers further customize the data. Students will only have the option of sending their answers to their teacher’s spreadsheet if the student has logged in to BrainPOP through Google Apps.  I know…I know…I know…AWESOME!

Just had to let you know.

Googlely Yours,

The Cre8tiv Mind

BrainPop source information: http://www.brainpop.com/apps/googleapplanding/
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