Using Free Google Tools to Increase Motivation and Achievement

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Presenter: Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP
Efficient and effective use of Free Google Tools to increase student motivation and achievement!! This fast-paced session will provide a concise overview of SLP user-friendly and high impact Free Google Tools. Specific tools include: Search, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Voice, Maps, Earth and YouTube.  


Following the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Name at least 2 Free Google Tools

2. List area[s] of speech and/or language that can be targeted from two different Free Google Tools  

3. Plan a large group lesson using a Free Google Tool

4. Name resources related to Free Google Tools

About Sarah: Sarah James is an experienced speech-language pathologist, seminar leader and consultant. Working in urban, suburban and rural public schools, Sarah’s area of specialty is the relationship between speech-language skills and academic development and how cutting-edge technology can enhance speech-language programs. She has wide-ranging experience helping SLPs make connections between communication skills, classroom expectations, curriculum targets, and state standards.

Sarah has been called on as a consultant for school districts around the country where she has offered speech-language pathologists practical and effective strategies for therapy. Sarah has served as president of her state’s speech-language hearing association and in 2010 they awarded her the Honors of the Association

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area)

Course Timeline: 

20 minutes: Introduction, prior knowledge activity, brief introduction of tools
15 minutes: Demonstration of Google Search and how to apply to sessions
20 minutes: Demonstration of Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides and how to apply to sessions
20 minutes: Demonstration of Voice and how to apply to caseload management
15 minutes: Demonstration of Maps and Earth and how to apply to sessions
15 minutes: Demonstration of YouTube and how to apply to sessions
15 minutes: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement: 
Financial: Sarah James is a speaker for and receive royalty payments. 
Non Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Course Content Disclosure:

This presentation will focus exclusively on Free Google Tools, including: Search, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Voice, Maps, Earth and YouTube and will not include information on other similar or related products or tools.

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