Making the Switch to GSuite – Online

This course is designed for school districts that are making the switch to GSuite (formerly Google Apps for Education) from other platforms, such as Microsoft Office. An overview of GSuite applications such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive and Classroom will be provided. In addition, tools and add-ons that will enhance your experience using GSuite will be demonstrated. 


Course Details

Audience Teachers, staff, administrators
Level Beginner & Intermediate
Instructor John Collins
Dates August 19, 2019 & August 26, 2019 – Online Meetings
Time 2:30PM-4:30PM (3 hours self-paced work following each online meeting)
Earn  10 PDPs
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Additional Details After workshop, option to sign up for a one-day in-service training from instructor through MassCUE4You Program at your site.

John Collins

John Collins is currently Director of Technology and Data Administrator for the West Bridgewater Public Schools.  He currently oversees 4 schools, with over 1400 Chrome and iOS devices.  He has been using Google in West Bridgewater for over 5 years, and is a Google Certified Administrator. 

Prior to his position as technology director, he was Director of Music in West Bridgewater, where he directed High School and Middle School Concert Band, Jazz Band, High School and Middle School Chorus.  He was also a recent member of the area cover band, 7-Day Weekend where he played Keyboards and Saxophone. 


Session 1 (5 hours) 

Overview of GSuite Applications

Basics, labels/organization
Using Gmail with other applications 


Creating and sharing documents in Drive
Organizing files Google Drive
Creating and using Forms
Docs, Sheets and Slides
Creating and sharing documents

Self-Paced Activities 

Session 2 (5 hours) 

Google Classroom 
Creating classes
Sharing resources with students
Creating Quizzes

Team Drive

Tools and Add-ons for Google Drive

Self-Paced Activities 

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

K-2.DTC.a.1 Operate a variety of digital tools
K-2.DTC.a.2 Identify, locate, and use letters, numbers, and special keys on a keyboard
K-2.DTC.a.3 Create a simple digital artifact
K-2.DTC.a.4 Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio
3-5.DTC.a.2 Navigate between local, networked, or online/cloud environments and transfer files between each
3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts.
6-8.DTC.a.1 Identify and explain the strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities of a variety of digital tools
6-8.DTC.a.2 Identify the kinds of content associated with different file types and why different file types exist
6-8.DTC.a.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact
6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content
6-8.DTC.a.5 Individually and collaboratively, develop and conduct an online survey
9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact
9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection. 

Collaboration and Communication 

K-2.DTC.b.1 Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains
K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers
K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others
3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources
3-5.DTC.b.2 Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision
6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources
6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools. 6-8.DTC.b.3 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., email, social media, texting, blog comments)
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). 

Sign Up for This Workshop

Making the Switch to GSuite 
Online Meetings August 19, 2019 & August 26, 2019
2:30 PM-4:30 PM
(Two online meetings followed by self-paced practice) 

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