Product ID : CA1021
“I have been out of the classroom for the past five years. I have not used Google Docs in the classroom at all. I am pleasantly surprised to see how frequently and how effectively this tool can be used in the classroom to enhance student learning and to assist the teacher in overall organization of documents and information.” Pricilla F.
Google Drive is a web based storage program that allows users to create, edit and share files from any computer, and it’s free! Teachers, if your school is tired of the software update rat race, this may be the solution you’ve been searching for! In this course, you will learn how to access Google Drive and some of its applications to create tests, letters, surveys, and student certificates. You will learn how to create documents, share files, mail merge documents and much more. Want Google Drive and all its applications for your students? You’ll explore the Google Apps for Education program and how/if it is applicable to your school setting. This is an introductory course using primarily Google Docs, but it also includes some other apps in Google such as Forms, Sheets and Drawing. It’s a free web based software tool that every teacher should know and use. You may as well explore the program and earn some professional development hours for your time. Enjoy, teachers!
Note: Due to the dynamic nature of the internet, the Google platform may change slightly. On occasion, Google makes updates and changes to their software. The Teacher’s Academy tries to stay on top of these changes and will make updates to this course as necessary. Feel free to inform of Google’s updates in your feedback! Thank you and enjoy the course!
PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
1. Design a Test
2. Parent Letter
4. Written Assessment
5. Participant Survey (Evaluation)
Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders; Able to create or access a Gmail account and download Google Drive
· Gmail Account (Free)
· Google Drive (Free part of the Gmail account, but may have to be installed)
· Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework
· (You can download this software for free at Adobe.com)
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Increase fluency of the following technical skills: Insert, edit and format Headers, Tables, Text, Shapes, Images, and other core features of Google Docs.
· Implement learned technical skills to create a test and certificates for students.
· Develop an online parent survey to execute a mail merge and increase student parent communication efficiency.
· Explore possibilities integrating the software in both personal and professional realms.
· Apply the learned skills in an assessment.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
· CCSS: ELA-Literacy- Writing K-12
· CCSS: ELA-Literacy- Reading Informational Text K-12
· CCSS: ELA- Literacy- RST Science and Technical Standards 6-8.9