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Creating a Google Apps Classroom

Creating a Google Apps Classroom will help your students thrive in a 21st-century environment! By using these powerful tools, K-12 educators will drive collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills within their classroom. Step-by-step instructions for this project-based course will have you engaged throughout your learning experience with the many apps Google offers through G Suite for Education.

 

Course Name: Creating a Google Apps Classroom

Course Number: EDUC 717E

Semester Credits: 3

Course Description

Google Apps is what your students have been waiting to experience! This course will provide the digital tools necessary to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Using these tools, students will develop the 21st-century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of creating and sharing documents and calendars, creating a website and blog, setting up Google groups and Google +, and improving search results for information and images. At the end of this course, you will be able to use Google Apps to create engaging learning experiences for your students. You will find it easy to incorporate Google Apps into your elementary, middle school, or high school curriculum.

 

Goals

  • Communication and collaboration through Google Drive, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Sites, Blogger, Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, Google Voice, Google Translate, Google Alerts, and Google Keep
  • Creativity and innovation through Google Photos, YouTube, and Google Slides
  • Critical thinking and problem solving through Google as a Searching Tool, Advanced Search, and Google Custom Search

 

Course Contents

  • Communicating and Collaborating
  • Google Drive
  • Google Form
  • Google Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Sites
  • Blogger
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Voice
  • Google Translate
  • Google Alerts
  • Google Keep
  • Google Extensions
  • Customizing navigation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Google Photos
  • Google Video
  • Laser Pointer
  • YouTube
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Google as a Searching Tool
  • Advanced Search
  • Google Custom Search

 

Evidence of Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the student will demonstrate a reflective understanding of the importance and value of Google Apps to prepare digital learners for 21st-century jobs. This outcome will be evidenced by applying concepts in the assigned projects and answering questions from the text.

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