Getting Googly with Google Apps For Education

A Google Apps in Education Survey Course
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  • Lectures 49
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

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.

Google Docs
Chrome and Drive Apps & Extensions
Calendar
GMail Tips and Tricks
Google Classroom*

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.

Course Requirements:
Gmail Account
Computer with Google Chrome installed

*Google Classroom is ONLY available to school systems using Google Apps in Education

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to identify the key features of Google Apps
  • Create new presentations, documents, forms and spreadsheets
  • Add Chrome apps and extensions to the Chrome browser

What is the target audience?

  • Google Apps in Education teachers and students
  • Anyone interested in learning the features of Google Apps in one convenient location.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Google Drive
Google Drive's New Look
01:39
Getting Started with Drive
03:39
Google Apps via Drive
02:50
Printing to Google Drive
01:56
Organizing Files & Folders on Google Drive
01:57
Section 2: Google Documents
Google Documents Overview
03:15
Sharing Google Documents
02:27
Exporting Google Documents
02:14
Google Presentations Overview
02:58
Google Forms Overview
04:12
Google Spreadsheets vs. Excel & Numbers
02:15
Google Templates
02:34
Section 3: Google Calendar
Locating the Google Calendar
00:25
Creating a Google Calendar Event by Dragging on the Calendar
01:59
Google Calendar Quick Add
00:45
Google Calendar Click and Type
00:45
Google Calendar Color Coding
00:46
Google Calendar From My Calendar
01:33
Google Calendar Via SMS
00:39
Google Calendar Adding Another Calendar
02:21
Google Calendar Drag to Create Several Day Event
00:34
Section 4: Google Sites
Google Site from Template Gallery
01:20
Google Site from a Blank Template
00:56
Adding Pages to a Google Site
03:04
Google Sites List Pages
02:08
Sharing a Google Site
01:09
Google Sites Document Pages
01:22
Edit Google Site Navigation
01:23
Change Page Layout
01:20
Global Site Layout & Navigation - Major Edits
09:27
Embedding a Google Doc in a Google Site
01:23
Embedding a Form in a Google Site
00:53
Embedding a Google Presentation in a Google Site
00:46
Embedding a Calendar in a Google Site
01:02
Embedding a YouTube Video in a Google Site
00:52
Group Gadget
02:09
Revision History
00:52
Google Drive Photo Edits
04:21
Section 5: Google Classroom
Intro
06:34
Student Point of View
05:03
Announcements
05:22
Folders
01:31
Google Classroom Assignment List
00:42
Archiving a Google Classroom
01:01
Google Classroom App for iOS
05:01
Adding a Collaborative Teacher
00:26
Moving Classroom Items to the Top
00:20
Google Class add a Question or Reuse and Item
01:37
YouTube Videos for Google Classroom
01:09

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Instructor Biography

Sabrina Colvin Sterling, Technology Instructional Specialist

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.

EDUCATION

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 LITERACY

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

Multimedia
Presentation: PowerPoint, Apple Keynote; Video Production: Adobe Captivate, CamStudio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie; Audio Editing: Audacity

Creativity
Adobe Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, Inspiration, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom

Internet
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)

MEMBERSHIPS

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

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