This course is designed for teachers interested in digging deeper into Google and the implications of Google’s suite of tools for education. We’ll look critically at this concept of “the cloud” and take a glance at some of the possible objections. Confident in our use of the cloud, we’ll dive into Google’s tools such as Google Docs, Google Forms, and much more. As we draw to a close, we’ll look towards how we can extend Google Drive with apps that can add additional functionality to the classroom.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Introduction to the “Cloud” and “Google Drive”
Week 3: Using Google Docs
Week 4: Using Google Slides
Week 5: Using Google Forms
Week 6: Extending Your Google Drive
Week 7: Meaningful Collaboration and Discussion with Google Drive
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.