Get Started with Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

An easy way to begin understanding how to integrate Google Apps for Education into your classroom.
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to know more about using Google Apps for Education? Are you an educator who feels left in the dark about integrating technology into your classroom? Do you want your students to raise their level of collaboration? Would you like to streamline your classroom while moving toward a paperless school community? Pat yourself on the back, you have found the course for you!

This course covers basic concepts to get you started with Google Apps for Education. This course is for teachers who are not that tech savvy but would like to move towards being a technology using educator. As a student of this course you will have the opportunity to use your Google Apps for Education account (focusing on Docs, Forms, Sheets, Drawing and Classroom), experiment with Twitter to share and connect and to create a Storify account to save and curate valuable resources.

This is the first step for a new classroom. Will you take the plunge? Join us for Getting Started with Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

What are the requirements?

  • Google Apps for Education account is required for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create Google Docs
  • Share Google Docs
  • Collaborate with Google Tools
  • Organize files in Google Drive

Who is the target audience?

  • Teachers with low tech skills looking to get started with Google Apps. If you have created Google Docs and are generally familiar with Google Apps this course is not for you.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here: What is Google Apps

This course uses the class hashtag #GAFEintro. This allows us to view tips and share our learning together. Throughout the course please view the class hashtag and share your tips and resources on the hashtag.


For this course you will need to have a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) account. Most likely this is the school email account you have been using. Log into and use your domain to sign in. [JEFF - CAN YOU CREATE A SHORT VIDEO ON HOW TO GO TO GMAIL AND SIGN INTO SCHOOL ACCOUNT]


For this course we will be using Twitter to share our learning. Google Apps is a collaboration suite. Thousands of educators are on Twitter who use Google Apps. Sharing through Twitter gives you the opportunity to engage with others taking this course and other educators who can help you get better!


Google Apps for Education is a productivity suite and more accurately a collaboration suite. Multiple people can type on the same Google Doc at the same time.


Google Keep is a product tied to your Google account. If you are logged into your Google account simply go to and start creating notes.


Create a note in Google Keep at

Section 2: Setting up Twitter

Here you will learn how to sign up for your twitter account


Learn how to follow on Twitter


Understand the use of hashtags and the #GAFEIntro


Part of this course is sharing and collaborating. Clicking on the links in this lecture will generate a tweet for you to edit and send. View the class hashtag to see what tips others are sharing.

Section 3: Google Chrome
Install Google Chrome
Sign Into Chrome Browser
Install Chrome Extensions
Control T - Make a New Tab
View Class Twitter Hashtag: #GAFEintro
Tabbed Browsing
View These Resources
Use OneTab Chrome Extension to Share Resources
Bonus: Control W - Close the Tab
Section 4: Google Classroom Basics
Quick Intro to Google Classroom
Create a Sample Class
Create an Assignment
Snagit Chrome Extension
Use Snagit Chrome Extension
View Class Twitter Hashtag: #GAFEintro
Students Mark as Done or Turn In the Assignment
View Students Who Completed Work
View #GoogleClassroom
Section 5: Google Drive
Overview: What is Google Drive

Students will be able to

  1. Access Google Drive
  2. Upload a File
  3. Add a Shared Folder
  4. Search and Organize
Tweet a Google Drive Tip
Use Snagit Chrome Extension
View These Resources for Google Drive
Use OneTab Chrome Extension to Share Resources
Section 6: Google Text Documents

Create a Text Doc, Share, Collaborate

Tweet a Google Docs Tip
Section 7: Storify Your Tweets

Create a Storify Account


Create a #GAFEIntro Storify highligting what you have learned.

Section 8: Bonus Videos
Look at Google Drive

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Instructor Biography

Alice Keeler is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and the author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Alice taught high school math for 14 years and is now teaching teachers at California State University Fresno. Alice also is an avid blogger on Educational Technology. Alice travels the world speaking and giving workshops on how to integrate technology into the classroom.

Instructor Biography

Taylor has a B.S. in Education from Baylor University as well as a Masters of Educational Technology from Boise State University as well as being a Google Certified Educator. Taylor has been teaching middle school in Hong Kong for the past 5 years, as well as being an instructor for Teach-Now, an online teacher certification program.

Instructor Biography

An online education specialist, Jeff has over twenty years of experience in creating exciting and transformational training and learning outcomes. Currently the co-founder and CEO of Sango Learning, a consortium of online learning professionals and thought leaders.

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