Getting Googly with Google Apps For Education
- General interest in using Google Apps as a replacement for the traditional office suite
- Previous office suite experience is ideal
- An active Gmail account
- An understanding of cloud computing
Do you have a Gmail account?
Did you know that hidden behind your email tools is a powerful office suite that you can use to maximize your productivity?
Did you also know that for schools there are EXTENDED features?
If not, it's time to get Googly!
This FREE survey course provides an overview of the Google Apps tools including the Google Classroom features. Google Apps in Education is a free resource for schools looking to expand their use of technology in the classroom. With many 1:1 computing initiatives, costs can be reduced by using Chromebooks in conduction with Google Apps.
Chrome and Drive Apps & Extensions
GMail Tips and Tricks
At the end of the course, participants will know how to create, organize and share assignments, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings in Google Drive.
Computer with Google Chrome installed
*Google Classroom is ONLY available to school systems using Google Apps in Education
Who this course is for:
- Google Apps in Education teachers and students
- Anyone interested in learning the features of Google Apps in one convenient location.
My name is Sabrina and I am a technoholic. By day I am a Technology Instructional Specialist in a K-12 School System. My main focus is administering our student longitudinal data and test-generating tool. We use both to make data-driven instructional decisions. I also teach computer applications working primarily with multimedia programs including Google Apps in Education, iLife for iOS, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and any other high-energy program that's thrown my way. I have also worked as an elementary computer lab instructor, a regular education teacher as well as a training and curriculum specialist for the military's child care system.
Ed.D. Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Thesis: “The relationship between temperament and technology preference and proficiency in middle school students"
Ed.S. Instructional Technology – Technology Leadership Concentration
Thesis: “Online Problem-based Learning"
PRESENTATIONS & RELATED EXPERIENCE
2008 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference, San Antonio, TX: Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 Books with Byte
2008 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference -Kinesthetic Computing
2008 Co-Presenter, STAGE Conference – Using Excel for Academic Progress Monitoring
2007 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference Atlanta, GA Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 – Books with Byte
2003 & 2004 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference,– PowerPoint with an Educational Punch
2001 Presenter, Oklahoma Early Childhood Conference – Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
2000, 2001 Presenter, Mid-Del Early Childhood Association
TECHNOLOGY RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Sterling, S. (2001, 2008) Primary PowerPoint Projects - FTC Publishing
Sterling, S. & Zahner, J. (2005) Donning the Wizard's Hats: Online Students Learn to Teach Online, Distance Learning 2(1)
Hay, L., Sterling, S., & Wooden, M. (2004) Now We Are Cooking in Technology. Ed Tech Magazine
Minkel, W. (2004) Talking tutorials. School Library Journal Interview
Sterling, S. (2004) Online Problem-based Learning. Valdosta State University Action Research Exchange
Sterling, S. (2003) Saving My Sanity with Robo Demo.
Sterling, S. (2001) E-Gems Article
Computer Operating Systems – Microsoft Windows 7; Macintosh OS X, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, iOS 7
Productivity – Google Apps in Education – Individual Certification 2013, Microsoft Office – MOS Certified 2003, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Publisher
Presentation: PowerPoint, Apple Keynote; Video Production: Adobe Captivate, CamStudio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie; Audio Editing: Audacity
Adobe Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, Inspiration, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom
Google Sites, Weebly, Microsoft Sharepoint Designer & Expression Web
Online Course Development
Udemy, GoView, Quia, WebCT, Blackboard
ONLINE RESOURCES AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT
2013 Tech By Type YouTube Channel for Google Apps in Education. Created as part of the Google Certified Trainer program
2013 Camden County Schools Google Training Hub
2004 Digital Dilemma – An online problem-based learning project on computer ethics. VSU Ed.S. Thesis Project
2003 Mrs. Sterling's Word Pad – Interactive word processing tutorials for students of all ages
Independent Contractor with Smart Stuff Software®
Designed online lesson plans called xcursions® for the site xcursioncentral (Now Riverdeep)
International Society of Technology in Education
Macromedia (Now Adobe) Robo Demo K-12 Advisory Council, 2004
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Graphic design, multimedia and web design & photography