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This course will help educators learn Google's web based software, Google Docs and Drive, as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The course is constructed of 19 lessons in a scaffold of Connection, Calibrating, and Creating with media rich content, tutorials, and examples of Google Docs and Drive in education. Join us!</p>
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|Section 1: Welcome to Google Docs and Drive for Educators!|
Creating Your Google Account
|Section 2: Connection - A media rich introduction|
Google Docs lets you create, share, and collaborate on documents online.
Google Docs in Plain English
Free Office Productivity in the Cloud
Google Drive for the Connected Educator
The Drive App: Staying Mobile
Google Drive - Web-based Storage and Portability
|It is always responsible to understand how your information is being managed and secured. This video will give you a comprehensive understanding of how Google protects your data. Check out Google's Security and Privacy page and this blog post to learn more.|
|Section 3: Calibration - Connecting learners to the skills|
Getting Started Guides
|This brief tutorial will provide an intro to creating a new Google Doc in the recent release of Google Drive. It also briefly reviews the sharing features available.|
Google Docs "How To" Video
Using the Research Tool in Google Docs
More Google Docs "How To" Resources
|Section 4: Creation - Opportunities to develop academic components|
|Teachers, principals, and students tell us how and why they use Google Docs in their schools. Find more Google Docs success stories on this page.|
Resources For Developing Google Docs In The Classroom
|Google Forms increases the ability for collaboration in the classroom even more than the standard Google Docs tools. Forms allow educators to gather data, build surveys, create assessments and so much more. See these additional resources for using Google Forms in your practice.|
|Section 5: Even More Ideas for Educators|
Rich Kiker is the Director of Online Learning for Palisades School District in Pennsylvania and has been recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Contributor to Blended Learning with blendedschools.net. Rich is the top rated Google Apps for EDU Trainer in the world and has specialized in online and blended learning since 2006. He has served in many roles that combine his expertise in both technology and education including Keystone Technology Integrator, Classrooms for the Future Coach, eLearning Architect, Creative Design Consultant, and Media Technology Designer. Rich has recently been featured as a speaker at ASCD, Google EduOnAir, Educon, ISTE, and PETE&C. Rich was also recognized as one of the top 20 educators in Social Media at the 2012 Bammy Awards.
His consulting work at Kiker Learning includes creating, incubating, and delivering eLearning solutions, social media, and instructional technology professional development to educators worldwide. As an intense eLearning and 1 to 1 computing advocate, Rich considers himself a learner first who is trying to find the most creative ways to engage and help educators grow in emerging technical arenas.
Rich can be found online at +Rich Kiker and @rkiker.
Courses for credit can be found at courses.kikerlearning.com.
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