Session Outline

Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome Slides
  • Survey Says - Link
  • New quick start PD from Google Edu. Please share with your colleagues!
    • Getting Started with Google Edu - 8 Week email Training
    • Designed for educators, G Suite Fundamentals - Fast Track PD is a professional development program to help teachers along the path to becoming certified as a Google Certified Educator Level 1. The program curates content from the Teacher Center into smaller, more easily digestible pieces to help you feel confident using Google for Education tools and prepare for the Level 1 exam.


  • Sign into your Seven Oaks G Suite for Education Google Account. Your Google for Education domain name is connect.7oaks.org In my case, for example, I would go to Google.ca and sign in using phil.taylor@connect.7oaks.org as my username.


TIP - How to switch between multiple accounts using the Chrome Browser - best method

Why Google Suite for Education?

  • Welcome to the "Cloud"
  • Google Tools Overview
      • Difference between Apps for Education and "regular Google" accounts
      • Constant improvements and updates
      • Device Independent Productivity Suite
      • Web-based vs local files
      • Document management
      • One document - many possible locations
      • Sharing and collaboration features
      • Drive vs. Apps Interface - Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom apps for your computer, phone and tablet
      • Organize your class document flow with Google Classroom and or shared folders

Teacher Training & Certifications

  • Designed for educators, G Suite Fundamentals - Fast Track PD is a professional development program to help teachers along the path to becoming certified as a Google Certified Educator Level 1. The program curates content from the Teacher Center into smaller, more easily digestible pieces to help you feel confident using Google for Education tools and prepare for the Level 1 exam.
  • Google Teacher Center: Training , ideas and certification based on strong pedagogy practices.
  • Fundamentals Training: By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you'll learn how to integrate Google in your classroom. You can start and stop lessons at any time; we'll track your progress through the course. At the end of this course, you'll be ready to take the exam to become a Google Certified Educator Level 1.
  • Google Certified Educator: Level 1 Certification would be a great personal learning goal as an educator.


  • Certification Practice Tasks & Tips Slidedeck
  • Certification Tips
  • How to Get Certified Playlist - from Kasey Bell


A few of my favourite things:

  • Writing process and collaboration
    • comments
    • suggestion mode
    • chat
    • revision history



  • Language translation
  • Import/export options



  • Google Keep - web version & app version


Data Tools: Spreadsheets and Forms with self-correcting quizzes

  • Creating Spreadsheet & Forms Usage
  • Understanding formulas (new machine intelligence features with Explore)
  • Sorting
  • Exporting
  • Creating a Form (Survey)
    • Great Formative Assessment tool
    • Newer Feature - Grading quizzes
  • Making a Form Public


Google Classroom - 2 Hour Session December 9, 2019

  • Google Classroom - LMS (Learning Management System) Lite
  • Document Flow - Managing a paperless classroom
  • Organize Classroom

New Google Sites – A new modern design to showcase & document student learning Workshop being planned for January 2020 - TBA

  • Sample Sites
  • Creating Sites:
    • page creation
    • layout process
    • themes
    • navigation options
    • sharing options
  • Rationale and ideas for Creating Sites - Phil's Documenting Student Learning Site


SJR VR Links [Created with Google Cardboard]:

Other Googley Tools for the Classroom

  • Google Cardboard
  • Google Expeditions
  • Applied Digital Skills Curriculum: Amazing Free resource to integrate technology in any subject area from Grade 6 to University. Looking to kick-off community service projects with your class? Check out our latest Capstone Collection, which includes seven lessons to help your students complete a large-scale community project. Use these lessons to encourage your students to plan, organize, and execute a community service project to give back to their school or community. Give Back to the Community with Applied Digital Skills.
  • Be Internet Awesome during Media Literacy Week. In celebration of Media Literacy Week at the end of October, check out the new Be Internet Awesome media literacy activities to help your students evaluate what they see online. New activities can be found on the following pages of our free digital safety and citizenship curriculum: 19, 23, 48, 50, 80, 94.


More Resources

Literacy with ICT Continuum - Manitoba Education and Training



Q&A Time