This Google Tools for Educators course guides participants through a rich experience using a variety of Google Tools. This 6–week, selfdirected online experience is comprised of a variety of instructional and productivity focused activities and is designed to meet a variety of different skill levels. The course includes several synchronous opportunities, via Google Hangout to ask questions and discuss integration ideas. The course is great as a standalone experience and even better as a supplement to a FacetoFace workshop.
In this course, Participants will…
- Select five of the topics below as course activities, based on personal preference.
- Develop personal productivity skills using Google Productivity Tools such as Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Blogger, Maps, and Google+.
- Optimize their use of Google’s Instructional Tools such as Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Search, and YouTube.
- Learn pedagogical instructional strategies for integrating Google Tools into their contemporary lesson design.
- Create a capstone Google presentation for future reference, highlighting the projects completed.
The goal of this course is to provide a broad range of learning experiences to allow teachers to increase their personal productivity using Google Tools.
Module Options and Sample Projects:
- Google Drive – Create and upload three documents to Google Drive and make a folder for them.
- Google Chrome – Incorporate several time–saving features of Google Chrome or install three apps or extensions.
- Gmail – Configure your Gmail to increase your productivity.
- Google Calendar – Learn to optimize your personal or school Google calendar.
- Blogger – Create a classroom or personal blog using Blogger.
- Google+ – Expand your personal learning network using Google+.
- Google Geo – Create a custom map or tour using Google Maps or Tour Builder.
- Sheets – Work with Sheets to use formulas and make a chart.
- Google Sites – Create a class or teacher web page adding at least one image or video.
- Forms – Create a Google Form as a formative assessment tool.
- Search – Learn best practices for searching the Internet and create a list of your favorite search tips.
- YouTube – Create a YouTube Channel and upload an instructional video as part of a blended unit.
- Docs – Learn to use the Research Tool functionality in Google Docs.
- Groups – Set up a Google Group for the students in your class or the teachers in your department.
- Drawings – Use the Drawing tools, create a graphic that could be used for mind mapping (a concept map) or something similar.
- Google Classroom (optional) – Set up a class in Google Classroom, choose a design, create an assignment, and write a message in the stream.
- Google Slides – Create a Google Slides presentation for your professional work or classes you teach.
- Audience: K20 educators, novice to advanced
- Individual participant requirements: A Chromebook or laptop and Internet access, Chrome browser required for some components
- Schedule: 6–week, self–directed online course with several optional, synchronous opportunities (facilitator–guided)
- 2015 Start Dates: September 15, November 15
- 2016 Start Dates: January 15, March 15, May 15, July 15
- Cost: $250* per participant GOOGGTFEOLF020
- Registration: Click the date of the course for registration.
*School volume discounts available for 21 participants or more (call for details)