GSuite Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Workflow

In this session, we will learn timesaving tricks for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar that will save you time and improve your workflow.


Course Details

Audience K-12 Administrators & Teachers
Level Beginner
Instructor Margaret Peixoto

Self-Paced Training and Creation:  February 22, 2021 – March 5, 2021

Required Meet:  March 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


Earn 3 PDPs
Location Online, self-paced 
MassCUE Member Cost $45.00
Non-Member Cost $55.00
Limit 20 Participants

Margaret Peixoto

Margaret Peixoto taught high school math for six years at Bishop Feehan High School. She is currently the Learning Commons Director at BFHS and teaches AP Seminar and online SAT Prep. Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Villanova University and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Providence College.  She holds her Innovative Educator Certificate, Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Learning and loves learning new things to improve her work in the classroom.  She provides professional development for Bishop Feehan High School, MassCUE and Framingham State University.  Margaret is enthusiastic about helping teachers reflect on their teaching and integrate technology into their classrooms.




Weekly Outline:  

Google Drive 

  • Learn the basics of Google Drive, including the difference between Drive File Stream, My Drive, Shared Drives, Priority, and Workspaces.  
  • Learn how to organize your files as well as tricks for finding files faster. 
  • Learn how to start, stop, limit, and change share settings on Google Drive files and folders as well as how to save time and prevent confusion by working collaboratively on shared documents. 


  • Learn the basics of Gmail, including signature, vacation responder, undo send, and smart reply. Learn how to attach files from Google Drive and create hyperlinks in the body of your email. 
  • Learn simple tricks for improving your workflow, including contacts groups, nudges, schedule send, snooze, side panel calendar and side panel tasks. 

Google Calendar 

  • Learn the basics of Google Calendar, including creating and editing events, attaching agendas to events, and linking events to Google Meet or Zoom. 
  • Learn how to create appointment slots so that teachers, parents and/or students can sign up to meet with you (in person or virtually). 
  • Learn how to use Tasks and Reminders to keep yourself organized.

Project Description:  

Write a short reflection indicating which tips and tricks you’ll put into practice and how they will improve your workflow.

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  


Operate a variety of digital tools (e.g., open/close, find, save/print, navigate, use input/output devices).


Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.


Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.


Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.


Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.

6-  8.CAS.c.2

Identify and discuss the technology proficiencies needed in the classroom and the workplace, and how to meet the needs.

9-  12.CAS.c.6

Cultivate a positive web presence (e.g., digital resume, portfolio, social media).

9- 12.CAS.c.7

Identify ways to use technology to support lifelong learning.

9-  12.DTC.b.1

Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.

9-  12.DTC.b.2

Collaborate on a substantial project with outside experts or others through online digital tools (e.g., science fair project, community service project, capstone project).

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GSuite Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Workflow

Self-Paced Training and Creation:  February 22, 2021-March 5, 2021

Required Meet:  March 4, 2021

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