In this course you will be introduced to each tool Google Workspace for Education has to offer; you will build the digital skills necessary to create materials within each tool; and you will understand how to apply these skills to integrate digital learning into your classroom.
Get started with an introduction to the wide range of tools available within Google Workspace for Education
In this unit, you will continue building your digital skills by learning how Google Workspace for Education can help you organize your digital classroom so you can focus on what matters most: teaching your students. With Google applications like Drive, Docs, Forms, and Sheets, you can share classroom materials and collaborate with your students more effectively. Plus, by using Google Workspace for Education to manage your materials digitally, you can stay organized throughout the school year.
One of the most important roles as a teacher is communication. In this unit, you will learn about the powerful communication features of Gmail, Meet, Groups, and Sites. With these applications, you can communicate easily and effectively with students, guardians, and staff. Gmail allows you to translate emails into various languages and prioritize important emails. You can teach a virtual class, in real time, with Google Meet or schedule virtual meetings with guardians after school. Groups and Sites allow you to collaborate and share information easily with the whole class or small groups of students.
In this unit, you will learn to make the most of your limited time in a work day with the help of Google Calendar, Tasks, and Keep. These tools can help you increase your productivity and manage your time effectively.
In this unit, you will Continue building your digital skills by learning how Google Classroom can help you manage student work. You can use Classroom to create a class; assign, grade, and collect work from students; share learning materials; and give and receive feedback in one single platform. If Classroom is not an option for your school, you can use other Google Workspace for Education tools, like Drive, Docs, and Sheets instead.
One of the most universal goals of teaching is to help students grow and become better learners. Teachers routinely collect information from students, guardians, and other teachers to measure student growth and ensure that the teaching method is benefiting the students. However, recording and reporting on this data can be time-consuming. In this unit, you will learn how to use tools that increase efficiency and save time when measuring student progress. Without duplicating your existing workflow, Google tools can collect additional types of student data to be stored and analyzed. These include attendance, contact information, behavior reports, guardian communication, and examples of student work itself.
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