Training Resources

KATE is offering trainings for COEHS faculty, staff, and students. See the training session descriptions below, and let us know what interests you by filling out the survey at the bottom of the page. You can view all of the training videos on KATE's YouTube Channel.

BYOD Classroom

An overview of using the BYOD classrooms in Alexander Hall, including turning on the projector, connecting wirelessly to the projector, connecting via the HDMI cable, connecting to the SmartBoard, connecting students via HDMI, and answering any questions.

How-to Video
Recorded Training
Chrome Apps and Extensions

Get all of the power associated with Google Chrome when you log in to Chrome and add apps and extensions that will follow you to any computer you log into. We will only scratch the surface of the powerful apps and extension you have at your disposal.

Chromebook Cart/ Chromebooks

Get hands-on experience with a Chromebook to learn how they work so that when you use the cart in class, you'll know what to expect. You'll be surprised at how easy and intuitive they are!

Collaboration Lab

The Collaboration Lab in AL 1007 is a place where students can work together on group projects and collaborate! This space is available from 7:30 am until 10:00 pm. Come see how it all works!

Customizing Google Apps with Add-ons

Some may feel that Google's apps are very basic, but with the addition of various add-ons, they become very powerful.

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling allows students to creatively share their knowledge using apps and websites rather than pencil and paper.


Flipgrid is an app where every student has a voice. It allows them to share their perspectives, experiences, learning, ideas and thoughts, and then learn together from other students. It's video the way students use video, and it can be used from PreK to PhD!

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is very powerful. Learn how to create multiple calendars and share them with others, giving them editing or just reading rights. Add reminders to make sure you arrive to your appointment on time!

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a browser with power. Find out where its power lies in this hands-on session.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a classroom management system that works really well with Google Apps for Education and other assignments. Easy to use, easy to keep track of where students are in their assignment, and easy for you to communicate with the class or an individual. Come see!

Google Docs and Collaboration

Learn how to create documents with Google Docs; share them with students or have students share them with each other. Storing documents in the cloud and sharing them with students cuts down on paper usage and allows students to access their files on any computer with Internet access. No more excuses for forgotten homework or carrying large piles of grading home! Google Docs will be the primary application focused on, but the collaboration features are similar in the other apps like Google Slides and Sheets.

Collaborating with Google Docs
Google Drive

Google Drive offers teachers and students unlimited storage space and the ability to access your files wherever you have access to the Internet. We'll learn the basics of how it works, how to manage files and folders, how to upload and download, and how to access the applications that are a part of Google Drive, including Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and more.

How-to Video
Google Drive and Docs

Lots of schools are going to Google Apps for Education and MSU is a Google campus, so come and see what it's like to use Google Drive for storing all of your files, accessing them anywhere you have internet, and what Google Docs is like as a word processor. We think you'll like what you see!

Google Forms and Sheets

A hands-on session where you will learn to create a Google Form as a quiz, then send it out to your students to take, and grade it with a Google Sheets add-on called Flubaroo.

How-to Video
Flubaroo How-to Video
Google Sites

Learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing and well organized website with the New Google Sites. Even beginners become web design experts through the ease of this "What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) tool.

Google Slides

With Google Slides you can create, edit, collaborate, and present, and it is all stored automatically in Google Drive. If you use PowerPoint, you will find Slides to work pretty much the same way. The big advantage is that your presentation goes with you anywhere you have access to the Internet!

Google Team Drive

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.


Do you want your students to take control of their own learning? Be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers who can communicate what they've learned? HyperDocs are interactive Google Docs that replace the worksheet and lecture method of instruction help to create a blended learning classroom. According to the creators, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology. Come find out what it is all about and learn how to create your first one!


Learn to use iMovie for the Mac and iPad to edit videos, add pictures, and music too.

Kahoot! and EdPuzzle

Kahoot! and EdPuzzle are two formative assessment options for you to use in the classroom. Kahoot! lets you set up a quiz and students compete against each other for points. Students love the competition! EdPuzzle allows you to take video clips from a number of sources and add comments and questions that your students answer. This is an awesome tool for the flipped classroom and can be differentiated for various students.

Kahoot! How-to Video
EdPuzzle How-to Video

A makerspace is where you can use cardboard, legos, technology and more to build, make, fail, remake, be creative,and collaborate. We'll show you some tools to use in the classroom and talk about how schools are implementing them.


Learn to use MovieMaker for the PC to edit videos, add pictures, and music too.

Photo Editing with Pixlr

Create and edit images with this online editor.


Learn how to use Prezi to create presentations.


Use Screencast-O-Matic to record your computer screen and your voice to create videos to share with your students or professors.

Social Media in Education

A look at Pinterest for collecting and sharing information, and Facebook and Twitter for communicating with parents and your district.

STEM in the Classroom

Some hands-on digital activities to bring STEM into your classroom.

What are Teachers Using in the K-12 Classroom?

Presentations will show examples of how technology can be integrated into K-12 lessons. Topics of focus include: Tech Tools for Formative Assessment, Google in the Elementary Classroom, Using Skype/Hangouts, Adobe Spark, and more!