Google Fundamentals Training

Welcome to the Google Fundamental Training Modules. In order to complete the module, you need to click on the module link. 

This online course is for teachers, administrators, and Division of Equity in Learning community support team members. For educators who are new to Google tools, this course will teach you the best strategies for integrating Google in your classroom.

Although this is an online course, Ed Tech Coaches are available for support throughout the course. Please contact your coach for help.

Participants may complete any or all of the following Learning Modules. The one-page module contains all the links you need to complete the module. It contains Objectives, Activities, Resources, and Survey Form. The credit award will be based on the completion of modules after the participant completes the final survey form. Each module is worth 1 contact hour.

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Google Fundamentals Training #1

Part 1 and Part 2

Get Ready to Use Technology in the Classroom

  • How technology can benefit teaching and learning

  • Why and how technology can support the work you currently do

  • How you can use technology to prepare for the future

  • What tools are available in the Google Apps for Education suite

  • How to pick the right tool for your objective

  • How you can help your students behave responsibly online.

Google Fundamentals Training #2

Expand Your Access to Help and Learning

  • What online resources are available for you to search for answers

  • How to participate in online help forums to both find answers AND help others

  • How to create a network of peers who you can reach out to when you need help

  • How to contribute to a network of other Google for Education users

  • How to join a Google Educator Group for networking, support, and fun

  • How to find local experts when you need that extra bit of support

Google Fundamentals Training #3

Have a (Mostly) Paperless Classroom

  • How Google Drive can be used for your own cloud storage

  • How to upload documents to Google Drive

  • How to create documents within Google Drive

  • Tips for organizing your Google Drive

  • How to collaborate using Google Docs

  • Tips for using the Google Docs suite in your classroom

  • How Classroom works with Docs and Drive

Google Fundamentals Training #4

Part 1 and Part 2

Save Time Communicating

  • Apply the organizational benefits of Gmail in your classroom

  • Explain how to use the Translation feature in Gmail to communicate with a diverse audience

  • Identify the benefits of real-time communication with students

  • Explain how to use instant messaging in Hangouts from any device

  • Identify how Google Groups can be used in your classroom

  • Identify the value of having a class website

  • Create a customized Google Site for your classroom

Google Fundamentals Training #5

Organize Activities for Yourself and Others

  • To create and share Google Calendars

  • To set reminders and notifications for events in your calendar

  • How to manage multiple calendars

  • To manage to do lists in Google Tasks and Google Keep

  • To integrate Google Tasks with Google Calendar

  • To add media and share notes in Google Keep

Google Fundamentals Training #6

Bring Meetings Online

  • Why it’s important to plan your meetings for maximum efficiency

  • How to hold more productive and efficient meetings

  • How to schedule a meeting, add participants and book resources

  • How to keep track of who will be attending your meeting

  • Why you should use a shared Google Doc for meeting agendas, minutes and follow-up

  • Which tools from the Google Apps for Education suite can help you run more productive meetings

  • How you can use Google Hangouts to conduct productive online meetings

  • How to invite others to a Hangout

  • How to share your screen with others during a Hangout

Google Fundamentals Training #7

Part 1 and Part 2

Bring Student Work Online

  • Why creating rosters will help you organize your assignment workflow

  • How to use different Google tools for creating rosters

  • How to assign work to your students

  • What strategies are available for managing assignments

  • The importance of providing feedback to students

  • Different strategies for giving student feedback

Google Fundamentals Training #8

Measure, Understand, and Share Student Growth

  • Determine the correct type of data to collect as an educator

  • Develop effective methods of collecting the data required

  • Organize and configure information to accurately represent the results

  • Determine what lessons are needed to help students keep their information secure

  • Pick the right tool for the learning objective you are trying to reach

  • Determine what process to use to discover various methods of data analysis

Google Fundamentals Training #9

Teach Students Online Skills

  • The essential digital literacy skill of searching online

  • Simple steps to evaluate sources

  • Easy processes for filtering search results and an understanding of why this is important

  • How to avoid plagiarism in the context of Web research

  • How to customize your online experience using Google Chrome

  • The potential for creativity and curiosity to be fostered using Chrome Apps and Extensions

Google Fundamentals Training #10

Build Interactive Lessons

  • How to make your presentations look better and more effectively communicate your point

  • How graphic design can help with your messaging

  • How to add dynamic and engaging content into your presentations

  • Where to find resources for class that other teachers have tried and recommend

  • How Google Play for Education can augment your class

  • How apps can help engage your students

Google Fundamentals Training #11

Captivate Your Class with Video

  • Search and find content creators and videos using YouTube

  • Identify best practices for using YouTube in the classroom

  • Harness the YouTube subscription feature to develop a stream of top quality educational content

  • Curate educational videos based on topic, genre, or standard in playlists

  • Share videos through playlists, forms, and slides

  • Create the optimal viewing experience for students by adjusting YouTube controls

Google Fundamentals Training #12

Facilitate Group Work

  • How to create meaningful and effective collaboration in the classroom

  • How to support collaborative learning with Google Docs and Drive

  • How to assign and collect assignments using Classroom

  • The ins-and-outs of using Google Docs to review group contributions

  • How Google Docs can support the writing and revision process

  • Best practices for driving discussion inside and outside of the classroom

  • How to choose the best tool to support synchronous and asynchronous discussion

  • To facilitate group work with a range of Google Tools

Google Fundamentals Training #13

Promote Digital Citizenship and Positive Online Behavior

  • How to protect yourself with good, strong passwords

  • How to recognize hoaxes

  • What makes up your digital footprint

  • How to manage your online identity

  • The importance of privacy settings

  • How to build resilience to be able to handle challenges