Google Drive for Education: Creating and Collaborating in the 21st Century

Course Overview

This blended workshop will allow participants to explore the many uses of Google Drive as a tool for creation, collaboration, organization, and storage tool for both teachers and students.  All resources are online, and can be accessed at home or in school with no hardware or software to install or maintain.

This class is divided into one face-to-face session and four online sessions (one per week,) so that participants will be able to fully explore all that Google Drive has to offer.

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Join us for this 2016 Summer Workshop.

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Location

The first session will be held as a face-to-face session with follow-on sessions to be held online July 14 – August 10, 2016 with no set times. (Approximately three hours online between sessions.)

EDCO Collaborative
36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730


Who Should Attend

  • Classroom teachers, specialists and administrators
  • Level: Grades 3-12
  • Limit: 20 participants

Course Details

This blended workshop will allow participants to explore the many uses of Google Drive as a tool for creation, collaboration, organization, and storage tool for both teachers and students. All resources are online, and can be accessed at home or in school with no hardware or software to install or maintain.

During our face-to-face session, participants will learn the basics of Google Drive, including how to create, share, organize, and collaborate on documents. We’ll demonstrate some of the differences between Google Drive and Google Drive for Education, and explain how to get Google Drive for Education for your district. We’ll also touch on some great uses (as well as limitations) for Google Drive on the iPad.

Format

This class is divided into one face-to-face session and four online sessions (one per week,) so that participants will be able to fully explore all that Google Drive has to offer.

Our follow-up sessions will be held online, and topics will include:

Online Session 1

Google Drive tools: uploading Word docs, inserting images, links, drawings, and comments, multi-lingual spellcheck, and tables.

Online Session 2

Google spreadsheets: sorting and organizing data, conditional formatting, and creating a chart.

Google forms: pre and post assessments, organizing SMART goal data, and student feedback.

Online Session 3

Google presentations: inserting drawings, images, and movies, as well as the bells and whistles that enhance (and don’t detract from) a presentation.

Google drawing: creating drawings, organizers, brainframes, and more.

Online Session 4

Google sites: creating websites for teachers and students, embedding Google features, linking and attaching, inserting images and tables, and managing general and privacy settings.

Credits

  • Earn: 12 PDPs
  • Optional: At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $100. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

Fees

  • MassCUE Member Rate: $195.00
  • Non-Member Rate: $235.

Additional Fee

Optional: At the first class, participants may choose to register for one graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $100.

Instructor

Megan Hall teaches English at Old Rochester Regional High School.  She is a former Instructional Technology Specialist and taught this “sold-out” online workshop last summer.

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