Instructor Joshua Hatt has taught drama students all over the world. He is passionate about the power of drama to connect people and the importance of reflection and journaling to build creative, critical thinkers.

He started using Google Drive as a response to the frustration of having his students lose curriculum booklets time and time again. His work developed into a powerful online home whereby students and teachers can communicate, contribute, collaborate, edit, and house all their documents online.

In this course, Josh will show you how to use Google Drive and Slides in your drama classroom. He's included step-by-step guided instruction, as well as activities to help you solidify your knowledge. Your drama classroom will be forever transformed!

Course Summary

Standards Addressed

10 Modules
1 hours, 21 minutes
3 Credit Hours

technology google journal reflection

Course Outline

Lesson 0: Introduction 9:44
Lesson 1: The Basics 6:12
Lesson 2: The Google Journal in Action 11:08
Lesson 3: Using Google Slides 11:17
Lesson 4: Customize your Google Slides 9:38
Lesson 5: Preparing for your Students 9:01
Lesson 6: Introducing Google Drive to your students 8:19
Lesson 7: Addressing Common Issues 5:36
Lesson 8: The Basics: Part 2 7:02
Lesson 9 : You Can Do It! 3:23

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Standards Addressed

National Core Arts Standards

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Accomplished

TH:Cr1.1.HSII.b - Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Proficient

TH:Cr1.1.HSI.b - Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

California VAPA Standards (2001)

California VAPA Standards (2019)

Florida Sunshine State Standards

Critical Thinking & Reflection

TH.912.C.1.3 - Justify a response to a theatrical experience through oral or written analysis, using correct theatre terminology.

TH.912.C.1.4 - Research and define the physical/visual elements necessary to create theatrical reality for a specific historical and/or geographical play.

TH.912.C.1.6 - Respond to theatrical works by identifying and interpreting influences of historical, social, or cultural contexts.

TH.912.C.1.7 - Justify personal perceptions of a director's vision and/or playwright's intent.

TH.912.C.1.8 - Apply the components of aesthetics and criticism to a theatrical performance or design.

TH.912.C.2.1 - Explore and describe possible solutions to production or acting challenges and select the solution most likely to produce desired results.

TH.912.C.2.3 - Analyze different types of stage configurations to determine the effects of each as potential production solutions.

TH.912.C.2.5 - Analyze the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refining skills and techniques by keeping a performance or rehearsal journal/log.

TH.912.C.2.6 - Assess a peer's artistic choices in a production as a foundation for one's own artistic growth.

TH.912.C.2.7 - Accept feedback from others, analyze it for validity, and apply suggestions appropriately to future performances or designs.

TH.912.C.3.1 - Explore commonalities between works of theatre and other performance media.

TH.912.C.3.2 - Develop and apply criteria to select works for a portfolio and defend one's artistic choices with a prepared analysis.

TH.912.C.3.3 - Critique, based on exemplary models and established criteria, the production values and effectiveness of school, community, and live or recorded professional productions.

Historical & Global Connections

TH.912.H.1.1 - Analyze how playwrights' work reflects the cultural and socio-political framework in which it was created.

TH.912.H.2.10 - Analyze how the history of American musical theatre is tied to events in U.S. history and popular culture, detailing the ways in which theatre evolved.

TH.912.H.2.11 - Describe the significant works and major contributions of major playwrights, performers, designers, directors, and producers in American musical theatre.

TH.912.H.2.2 - Research and discuss the effects of personal experience, culture, and current events that shape individual response to theatrical works.

TH.912.H.2.3 - Weigh and discuss, based on analysis of dramatic texts, the importance of cultural protocols and historical accuracy for artistic impact.

TH.912.H.2.4 - Research the intent of, and critical reaction to, artists in history who created groundbreaking, innovative, or controversial works.

TH.912.H.2.7 - Hypothesize how theatre may look in the future and defend that hypothesis, based on historical and social trends, to show understanding of their importance to the development of theatre.

TH.912.H.2.8 - Analyze how events have been portrayed through theatre and film, balancing historical accuracy versus theatrical storytelling.

TH.912.H.3.1 - Apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in theatre collaboration to develop creative solutions to real-life issues.

TH.912.H.3.2 - Compare the applications of various art forms used in theatre production.

TH.912.H.3.5 - Explain how the social interactions of daily life are manifested in theatre.

Georgia Performance Standards 2010 - Theatre Arts


TAHSFTII.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Critiques and analyzes elements of theatrical conventions
b. Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation
c. Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through universal themes
d. Interprets text and subtext
e. Illustrates the process of script analysis in a variety of scripts

TAHSFTII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
b. Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
c. Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)
d. Demonstrates awareness of the discipline, knowledge, skills, and education required for careers in theatre
e. Collects and displays samples of theatre portfolios
f. Creates and revises a cost-benefit analysis of a production
g. Critiques sample theatre portfolios
h. Demonstrates mastery of various areas of business elements of theatre
i. Performs the tasks of business theatre personnel during productions

TAHSFTII.10 - Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Distinguishes between constructive and destructive critiques
b. Generates and uses terminology for critiquing theatrical presentations
c. Modifies performance based on critiques
d. Utilizes constructive criticism to identify patterns of on-stage speech and behavior that enhance or detract from a performance
e. Discerns the validity of critiques
f. Creates and defends in-depth critiques of performances
g. Synthesizes various critiques to determine performance strengths and weaknesses

TAHSFTII.11 - Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre and other media experiences
a. Demonstrates appropriate audience behaviors
b. Articulates why the relationship between the audience and performers is critical to the success of the production
c. Examines how audience relationships differ with venue and performance type
d. States and supports aesthetic judgments through experiences in diverse styles and genres of theatre

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