Transforming Education with Google - Gmail and Calendar

Leverage Google; Apps, tools and technologies to redesign, rethink and retool the way in which you educate.
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

This comprehensive Google Gmail and Google Calendar course covers all Things Gmail and Calendar. Make your life easier and more efficient. Everything from Login to Labs is covered. 

This course has 13 separate lesson topics with video lessons and printable cheatsheets for each lesson. All video lessons are between 5 and 14 minutes long and you can work through each of them at your own pace, referencing the printable sheets along the way. 

This course is designed for beginners and intermediate users alike, testing and reinforcing skills with formative quizzes and embedded questions along the way. 

Students are offered the opportunity to convert their work to credit at the end of the course, by following the course syllabus submission protocol. 

What are the requirements?

  • Internet Connection
  • Access to Gmail

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn best practices in Gmail navigation
  • Discover Gmail Shortcuts and Composition Features
  • Understand Gmail settings and setup
  • Understand Google Calendar settings and setup
  • Apply best practices in Calendar Information Management

What is the target audience?

  • Educators
  • Instructors
  • Teachers
  • Principals

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: Getting Started - Gmail Logging In
02:09
Introduction Video: Introduces how the course works. 
03:57
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
2 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Login video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 2: Quick Tour - Gmail Wrapper and Interface
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
06:27
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Quick Tour video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 3: A First Look at Gmail Settings
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
11:32
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
Article
This extra material, about email types, can be used to better understand how to import and export account information. 
5 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Settings Part 1video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 4: Managing your Gmail Stuff
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
14:59
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
Article
This Google link provides a place to see and try the common search query options. 
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Labels and Organizing video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 5: Composing with Gmail
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
07:29
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Composing video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Article
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
Section 6: Gmail Filters
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
08:38
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Filters video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 7: Gmail Contacts
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
11:22
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Contacts video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 8: Gmail Extras
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
16:14
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
4 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Gmail Labs and Shortcuts video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Article
This document contains all of the common short cuts for Gmail. Feel free to print and use it. 
Section 9: Calendar: Wrapper and Interface
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
05:09
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
2 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Google Calendar Interface video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 10: Calendar: Entering Info
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
10:59
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Google Calendar Info Management video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 11: Calendar: Settings - General
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
Article
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
4 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Google Calendar Settings Part 1 video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Article
This printable document, contains a list of the common Calendar Shortcuts. 
Section 12: Calendar: Settings - Everything Else
Article
This short video introduces the section topic. 
06:18
Use this video as a personal tutorial, pausing, stopping and rewinding to practice the content.
3 pages
This tearsheet contains the basic info from the Google Calendar Settings Part 2 video. Feel free to download and use it as you see fit. 
Section 13: Wrap Up
Article
Description and explanation of the final assessment. 
10 questions

This 10 Question Quiz covers all topics throughout the entire course. 

This quiz is schools, school districts and individuals participating in the credit approval program, where you are earning college credit for this course. Please note this is not mandatory for other individuals.
You must pass this quiz with 80% proficiency, otherwise you will need to retake the quiz. There are 20 questions and unlimited time to complete all of the questions.

00:46
This very short video recaps the basic concepts and explains simple next steps. 
Section 14: Earning Credit
11 pages
This syllabus is part of the the process in receiving credit for the course. 
Earning a Credit Overview
Article
Article
A list of readings to choose from, for those seeking credit for this course. 

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Instructor Biography

joe du fore, Owner - Newline.Education

Joe Du Fore, Director of Digital Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College, started his educational career as a Biology and mathematics teacher in Appleton Wisconsin. While teaching at the high school level, he became interested in Digital Communications and digital design. These two passions soon lead him down the path of focusing on all things digital; designing websites, teaching about SMARTboards, and developing digital books.This love for digital goods and educational design created a natural bridge into the online learning arena, where Joe found himself designing and maintaining multiple learning management systems, including a self designed and developed online MOOC management system – launching the first of its kind, user-dictated online SMARTboard course.For the next couple of years he focused on rich digital media, animation and videography, opening Du4 Communications in 2009. In 2010 Joe started Digital Publishing House LLC, launching into the world of digital children's books, flash media and mobile application production. After working in the online learning arena and the digital publishing area for some time, he soon became immersed in instructional design and wholesale digital educational integration for campuses, large and small. This change brought Joe to Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he oversees both the online learning and the digital education integration throughout the campus. He currently specialize digital instruction integration with areas of expertise in mobile learning, cloud computing, instructional design, digital literacies, Google Apps, social media, differentiated instruction, brain based technologies, interactive whiteboards, digital publications and resources, open content, online learning, and digital pedagogy. Joe enjoys speaking engagements, helping teacher identify ways to best incorporate technology, and working with schools to best integrate technologies into their classrooms.

Instructor Biography

Alexa Carbajal, Ed Tech Instructor

Alexa Carbajal is the Chief Logistical Engineer at Newline Education, working with faculty and schools to design and implement best practices in online, blended, and flipped educational models. She has also worked with Milwaukee's Discovery World Center for Public Innovation to design new and innovative practices for delivering content outside of the learning lab-space, elevating the ability of Discovery World to impact and evoke education in Wisconsin schools. Alexa specializes in mobile, social, and online technologies and spends much of her time creating new ways to deliver classroom material. She has teamed up with Joe to design the CRPschool.com site, a place to share and engage in educational change.

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