This course will help educators foster and integrate 21st century digital skills through the use of Google Workplace applications. Since many educational institutions are adopting Google for instructional use, it is imperative that educators learn to use Google to facilitate learning, skill acquisition, and motivation. Educators are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained for immediate implementation in their work. In this course, you will learn more about Google Workplace and how to use its applications as an educator.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) who want to increase their use of Google applications--beyond the basics--to promote educator productivity and effectiveness and allow for collaboration with others. These free tools provided by Google are ever changing with new tools being introduced regularly. This course will provide recent and relevant material.
Course Materials: There are no textbook requirements for this course. A Google account and Google Chrome web browser are necessary to successfully complete this course. Additionally, you will need access to a microphone and webcam to complete some assignments.
Either EDU-X718P, Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools or EDU-X772M, Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching, is recommended but not required.
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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
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The curriculum and assignments were perfect. I appreciated the final project (google site) being set up initially so I could systematically add to it. It helped me a lot.
I found the Google Advanced Tools course an enormous help and a great learning tool. This course was extremely well laid out and I found the instructions to follow fairly easy The tasks and practical assignments were excellent which made me practice techniques until I was comfortable with using them and could create some genuinely useful projects. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The professor was very helpful, and the modules and assignments were well planned. I loved this course!!
Great class. I learned more than I expected.
Great way to familiarize yourself with basic google tools as we enter the unknown for the 20-21 school year.
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