Get Started with Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
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Get Started with Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

An easy way to begin understanding how to integrate Google Apps for Education into your classroom.
3.7 (61 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,544 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2015
Price: Free
  • 27 mins on-demand video
  • 25 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Google Docs
  • Share Google Docs
  • Collaborate with Google Tools
  • Organize files in Google Drive
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  • Google Apps for Education account is required for this course.

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)

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Start Here: What is Google Apps
7 Lectures 06:00

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.

View Twitter Feed: #GAFEintro video

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]

Sign into Google Apps for Education (GAfE)

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!

View Twitter Feed: #GAFEintro

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.

Type on this Google Sheet

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

Take Notes in Google Keep
Setting up Twitter
4 Lectures 01:30

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

Creating a Twitter Account

Learn how to follow on Twitter

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.

Tweet These Tips
Google Chrome
9 Lectures 06:02
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
Google Classroom Basics
9 Lectures 06:13
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
Google Drive
6 Lectures 04:01
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
Access Google Drive, Upload a File, Add a Shared Folder, Search for Files

Tweet a Google Drive Tip

Use Snagit Chrome Extension

View These Resources for Google Drive

Use OneTab Chrome Extension to Share Resources
Google Text Documents
2 Lectures 02:45

Create a Text Doc, Share, Collaborate

Create a Text Document, Share a Document, Collaborate , Attach to Classroom

Tweet a Google Docs Tip
Storify Your Tweets
2 Lectures 00:35

Create a Storify Account

Create a Storify Account

Create a #GAFEIntro Storify highligting what you have learned.

Create a #GAFEintro Storify
Bonus Videos
1 Lecture 10:30
Look at Google Drive
About the Instructor
Alice Keeler
3.7 Average rating
61 Reviews
5,544 Students
1 Course

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.

Taylor Williams
3.7 Average rating
61 Reviews
5,544 Students
1 Course

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.

Jeff Hall
3.7 Average rating
61 Reviews
5,544 Students
1 Course

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.