Google Apps for Education: A Guide for Educators
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Creating and implementing Google Docs
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Created by Amy DeMarco
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Collaborate with others on files
  • Automatically grade quizzes
  • Personalize and send files in one click
  • Create digital portfolios
  • Provide effective feedback quickly and in real-time
  • Easily share files with students
  • Integrate technology in the classroom
  • Monitor student learning
  • Gather and analyze student grades and data
  • Communicate with families, students and colleagues
  • Monitor student understanding during presentations
  • Grade and email student scores automatically
  • Run mail merges
  • Create personalized documents and automatically send to several people at once
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Requirements
  • Participants need to have a Google account
Description

While there are other courses out there on GAFE, this course will give real life examples on how you can use GAFE in your teaching and everyday practice.  The course will focus on the multiple uses of Google Apps for Education and how teachers can incorporate Google Apps into their classroom in order to improve student learning and assessment in instruction.  Each session will focus on a particular application, explaining how to use it, as well as specific examples on how it can be implemented in the classroom.  We will not only cover the basics involved in Google Apps (docs, sheets, forms, slides. classroom, sites), but we will also target specific add-ons in order to increase productivity, student learning and assessment in instruction.  These add-ons and extensions will include speech-text/text-speech software, dictionaries and translation services so the students can access the information with ease.    By using GAFE, teachers will be able to create and share engaging lessons, and students will be able to automatically turn in their assignments online.  Teachers will also be able to create online quizzes, and then automatically grade and email their students their scores and a personalized message.  They will also be able to track student progress, send automated emails if students are missing any work and create lessons that allow students to virtually visit places throughout the world.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to create a Google group, create and share calendar events, Google docs, sheets, forms, slides and utilize specific add-ons to increase productivity and student performance. The end of the course will cover how to set up and use Google Classroom and Sites in order to create a platform in which students can interact virtually to share resources and assignments. The goal of this course is that participants will be able to utilize and implement the various Google Apps for Education applications in order to engage students in learning, increase productivity and use assessment in instruction.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you are an educator and want to learn how Google Apps for Education can increase your students' learning and your own productivity.
  • If you want to be able to monitor student learning and provide effective and meaningful feedback.
  • If you want to creating engaging and differentiated lessons.
  • If you want to save time by automating tasks.
  • If you want to collaborate with colleagues and students.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
03:10:05
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Google Apps for Education Basics
3 Lectures 13:19

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Access and use Google Chrome
  • Add and manage extensions
  • Identify extensions to improve productivity and student learning


Extensions allow participants to add additional resources and supports to Chrome such as a text to speech feature, translator, grammar tracker and dictionary.


On the Google+ Page, answer the question:

How can you use a specific extension to increase productivity, engage students in learning or to use assessment in instruction?

Preview 04:12

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Access and use Google Gmail
  • Create groups to easily send emails to multiple people
  • Access Google Hangouts to communicate with others in real time


Gmail allows users to easily manage emails, chat with others using Hangouts and create groups to send emails to multiple people at the same time. 

 
On the Google+ Page, answer the question:

How can you use Gmail to increase your productivity or engage students in learning?


1.2: Gmail
03:59

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Track and share important events 
  • Access different calendar views
  • Keep students organized
  • Create multiple calendars for:


    • Lessons
    • Individual classes
    • Meetings


Calendar allows users to easily track and share daily/weekly events, organize events and calendars by color, help stay organized and create "to-do" lists. 


On the Google+ Page, answer the question:

How can you use calendar to increase your productivity, track assessments or engage students in learning?

Assignment:

Create a Google calendar and then share the calendar with the Google+ Community. 

1.3: Calendar
05:08
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Add-Ons for Google Docs
4 Lectures 35:53

Lesson Objectives

  • Create a Google Doc
  • Add hyperlinks to text
  • Add images and text boxes to document
  • Write mathematical equations
  • Research within the document
  • Utilize speech to text software
  • Translate a document to different languages

2.1: Introduction to Google Docs
13:10

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Manage and utilize add-ons
  • Identify add-ons to engage and support students
  • Create a lesson using add-ons


Add-ons in Docs allows you to take a word-processing software to a whole new level by making it interactive and expanding its functionality beyond the basic limits.


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On the Google+ page, answer the question:

How can you use a specific add-on to engage students in learning or to use assessment in instruction?


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2.2: Add-Ons for Google Docs
10:25

In this lesson, participants will learn how to

·      Share documents

·      Collaborate with others in a document simultaneously

·      Add comments and suggestions to documents


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The ability to share and collaborate in Google Docs allows teachers to work with their colleagues on a lesson and provide instant feedback to students on an assignment.


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On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use the sharing and collaborating functions to engage students in learning and increase assessment in instruction?


2.3: Sharing and Collaborating with Google Docs
05:30

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a lesson using several Google Doc features
  • Incorporate Google add-ons to create a lesson

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Creating a lesson in Docs allows you to incorporate specific add-ons that will increase your productivity, save time and engage students.

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On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use the Classroom Docs to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction

Preview 06:48
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Google Slides
2 Lectures 12:53

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

• Create and use Google Slides
• Add videos and images to Slides
• Create and insert charts/graphs
• Apply transitions to texts and slides
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Google Slides allows teachers to easily create presentations for students in order to easily project images, videos and content to engage students

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On the Google+ page, answer the following question:
How can you use Google Slides to engage students in learning and increase assessment in instruction?

3.1: Intro to Slides
09:31

In this lesson, participants will learn how to
• Add and access presenter notes
• Create an interactive environment with the Q&A feature

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Google Slide's Q&A feature creates an interactive environment where students can ask questions virtually and participate in a class forum during a presentation

______________________________________________________________________________

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:
How can you use the presenter notes or Q&A feature in Google Slides to engage students in learning and increase assessment in instruction?

3.2: Speaker notes and Q&A
03:22
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Google Sheets
3 Lectures 34:03

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a Google Sheet
  • Text formatting
  • Borders and shading
  • Write formulas
  • Calculating student averages automatically
  • Apply conditional formatting
  • Automatically highlighting student scores based on average
  • Create charts from data


Google Sheets allows teachers to track and analyze student data and easily create tables and charts to view information.

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Sheets to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


4.1: Introduction to Sheets
12:19

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create shared and individualized folders automatically
  • Share files automatically
  • Create mail merges and automate emails
  • Insert equations into sheets
  • Create differentiated math quizzes
  • Separate names into different cells


Google Sheet add-ons help save you time by allowing you to create mail merges, share folders and design math quizzes automatically.

 
On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use add-ons in Google Sheets to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


4.2: Google Sheets Add-Ons
13:23

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a lesson using Google Sheet
  • Increase students' usage of Sheets
  • Automate graphs for students
  • Embed formulas to automate calculations for students


By creating a lesson with Google Sheets, teachers will be able to automate graphs and calculations for students, and students will become familiar with how to use Sheets to write code, equations, create graphs and track data.

 

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can a lesson that incorporates Google Sheets engage students in learning?

Assignment:

Create a lesson or resource using Google Sheets and then share the sheet with the Google+ Community. 


4.3: Creating a Lesson with Sheets
08:21
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Google Forms
4 Lectures 35:15

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a Form to collect student data
  • Add different types of questions to a form
  • Review Form responses
  • Create a sheet from Form responses


Google Forms allows teachers to easily collect data from students and then organize the data into easy to view graphs/charts or a Sheet.

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Forms to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


5.1: Introduction to Google Forms
07:03

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create sections in Forms in order to: 
  • Direct students to specific follow up questions based on answer
  • Differentiate quizzes to add review questions and additional support


Adding sections in Google Form allows teachers to direct students to specific questions based on their answers, and help students stay focused on one question at a time.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use sections in Google Forms to engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


5.2: Creating Sections with Forms
09:42

In this lesson, participants will learn how to

  • Integrate Forms and Sheets
  • Complete mail merges
  • Personalize documents and then send automatically
  • Automatically grade quizzes 


By using Google Forms with Sheets, teachers are able to automate various tasks including sending emails, grading quizzes and personalizing documents.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Forms to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

5.3: Using Forms with Sheets
12:17

In this lesson, participants will learn how to

  • Integrate the many uses of Forms and Sheets
  • Create a quiz with Forms
  • Grade the quiz using Flubaroo
  • Send the students' their scores using FromMule

 

By combining the many uses and of capabilities of Forms, teachers are able to create, grade and send quiz results to students in a short period of time with ease.

 
On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Forms to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

Assignment:

Create a Google form using at least three different question types, three questions that go to a specific question based on answer, and adding at least two additional pieces of content (image, video or text).  Share the Form with Google+ Community and respond to at lead two other posts.

5.4: Creating a lesson using Forms
06:13
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Exploring the World with Google
3 Lectures 16:04

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Find and save videos on YouTube
  • Manage subscriptions
  • Create playlists
  • Share videos
  • Upload videos
  • Create video slideshows and edit videos


YouTube allows teachers to incorporate videos and images into their lessons in order to engage students and target multiple intelligences.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use YouTube to engage students in learning?

6.1: YouTube
04:19

In this lesson, participants will learn how to

  • Access and use the applications:  Panoramio, Google Earth and Cardboard
  • Visit different places around the world virtually
  • Use Google Earth to create STEM lessons


Panoramio, Google Earth and Cardboard allow the teacher to take the students on a virtual field trip around the world all from the comfort of their classroom.

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Panoramio, Google Earth or Cardboard to engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

6.2: Panoramio, Google Earth, Cardboard
07:38

In this lesson, participants will

  •  Experience different cultures
  • Visit museums throughout the world
  • Learn the history of specific places and events

 

Google's Cultural Institute allows teachers to visit museums and exhibits throughout the world in order to learn about artwork, historical events and historical places.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Forms to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


Assignment:

Create a lesson that incorporates either: Google Earth, Panoramio, YouTube, Cardboard or the Cultural Institute and then upload the lesson to the Google+Community.  Remember to respond to at least two posts from others.

6.3: Google's Cultural Institute
04:07
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Google Classroom
4 Lectures 21:00

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Add students to Classroom
  • Manage student view options
  • Create posts and questions
  • View Classroom from a student perspective

 

Google classroom allows teachers to easily share announcements, assignments and resources with students in a safe and secure manner.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Classroom to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or use assessment in instruction?

7.1: Introduction to Google Classroom
07:42

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Grade assignments using Classroom
  • Create a gradebook
  • Automatically send students’ their averages and missing work notifications
  • Teachers can easily assign and grade assignments using Google Classroom, and then create a grade book that is automatically updated with student scores.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use the grade book in Google Classroom to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

7.2: Grade Assignments in Classroom
07:18

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Access the Classroom Drive folder to:
    • Share files easily
    • Create folders and files for individual students


Use Classroom with Drive to easily assign students work, and then have them upload their finished products with one click.


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Classroom and Drive to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

7.3: Using Classroom with Drive
04:06

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Access the Classroom Calendar in order to:
    • View upcoming assignments
    • See who has and has not completed work
    • Link classroom Calendar to Google Calendar

 

Help students stay organized and up to date on assignments by using the Classroom calendar.

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use the Classroom calendar to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

Assignment:

Create a Google Classroom and then share screen shots or recordings of the classroom with the Google+ Community.  Remember to respond to at least two' posts from others.

7.4: Classroom Calendar
01:54
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Google Sites
3 Lectures 21:38

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a Google site
  • Add content
  • Chang layout
  • Add different page types
 


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Sites to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

8.1: Introduction to Google Sites
10:22

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Insert videos and documents on site pages


On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Sites to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?


8.2: Adding gadgets to Sites
05:48

In this lesson, participants will learn how to:

  • Use sites in collaboration with other applications
  • Insert a form on a site page, grade the form and then send student their scores

 

 

On the Google+ page, answer the following question:

How can you use Google Sites to increase your productivity, engage students in learning or increase assessment in instruction?

Assignment:

  • Create a Google site in which you include:
    • Link to the Classroom site
    • Four different pages:
    • Home page
    • Calendar
    • Either: List/FileCabinet/Announcement page
    • Resources
    • Link to all of the materials they created in the course (this can be on the ‘resources’ page)
    • Docs
    • Sheet
    • Form
    • Slide
8.3: Using Sites with other applications
05:28
About the Instructor
Amy DeMarco
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Google Certified Trainer and Instructional Specialist

Amy DeMarco is a former Senior Achievement Manger and Instructional Specialist with the New York City Department of Education, and has served as a special education teacher with a focus in the humanities for several years.  She has taught at both the middle and high school levels in general, ICT and self-contained settings.  Amy has also served as the lead special education and history teacher at multiple schools.  During 2015-2016, Amy developed and facilitated an online class on the Common Core for teachers throughout New York City. She has also been responsible for leading professional development sessions on various topics including; Universal Design for Learning, Response to Intervention, instructional design, curriculum writing, Access for all Learners and Positive Behavior Intervention Services.  Amy was also trained by the Common Core Institute, and holds several education licenses in teaching students with disabilities grades 5-12, teaching social studies 5-12, school building leader and school district leader.