This course reviews the basics of using the Google suite of products. Any teacher whose schools has started using Google Apps for Education will find this session useful.
The course begins by explaining the basics of Google Drive and the advantages it has for teachers. In Lesson 2, teachers will learn how to use all the main Google apps, including Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms. In addition, we’ll cover Google Classroom, which makes creating assignments for students fast and easy. In Lesson 3, teachers will learn how to maximize their use of Google Apps through sharing and collaborating. See the Table of Contents tab for more detailed information.
At the end of the course, participants will have access to useful downloadable resources to which they can refer as often as needed, even after the course is complete. Participants will also leave the course with a new lesson plan made as part of our hands-on workshop. Upon upload of that finished lesson plan, we will issue a certificate that can be submitted to administrators as proof of completed professional development hours.
Designed with K–8 teachers in mind, but useful for all instructors, librarians, or other support staff.
This course takes 1–3 hours to complete. Upon uploading a completed lesson plan, you will receive a certificate that can be submitted to your administrator as proof of time spent.
For Illinois teachers, ISBE clock hours will be provided upon request. Contact us
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Introduction and opening video
Lesson 1. Learn the Basics
Benefits of Google in the Classroom
What Is Google Drive?
Google Drive Basics
Creating New Files
Uploading Existing Documents
What Is Google Classroom?
Lesson 2. Use Google Apps
Download Files in Other Formats
Question Types in Forms
View Form Responses
Use Flubaroo to Auto-Grade Quizzes
Lesson 3. Maximize Your Use of Google Apps
Commenting and Chatting
Assigning, Grading, and Discussing
Workshop. Review and Finalize Your Lesson Plan
Upload Your Lesson Plan
Reflect on Your Lesson and Make Improvements for Next Time