Please note: In order to use the programs yourself, you will need to have a Google account.
Suggested computer proficiency: beginner to intermediate
Teaching online nowadays is becoming more and more prevalent. Schools are embracing ready-made online systems such as Google Suite (including Google classroom) to provide a comprehensive and secure online teaching environment.
This course is for all teachers who are interested in using Google classroom and other Google products. Google offers many applications that can be used both for blended and remote teaching. These are available in the form of Google Suite for Education, which is free for schools and higher education institutes.
When taking part in this course, you will discover some of the lesser known functions and tools of Google. Learn how to use Google Classroom and Google Forms to create a virtual classroom and a teacher’s notebook. Make your online lessons highly interactive by using Google Jamboard or by integrating plugins to your Google Slides. Easily assess the individual contributions of your students in collaborative work by using extensions for Google Sheets. Use Google Sites to present information to your students in a visually appealing way. Get to know many other Google tools and features that can help you in creating your next lessons.
Topic 1: Google Classrooms and Forms
Google Classroom has been designed solely for schools and allows for instant interaction with your students. Latest features also include a gradebook function, making it easy to keep track of students’ performances. Google Forms also for the effortless creation of customised questionnaires and quizzes.
Topic 2: Google Jamboard and Google Slides
Google Jamboard is an interactive white board. Get to know how to use this effectively during live sessions. Google Slides is Googles answer to Microsoft Powerpoint. Boost interactivity with plugins such as PearDeck or Nearpod.
Topic 3: Google Sites
With Google Sites, you can build a website for your class in no time. Learn how to create meaningful webpages with videos, text and images for your students.
Topic 4: Google Drive, Google Sheets and extensions
Google Drive allows your students to write together on the same document file or draw a picture together. With Google Chrome extensions, you can easily assess who contributed what.
Topic 5: Lots of other Google tools & functions
Google offers lots more, from the advanced search function to instant translation features. In addition, it also offers lots of interesting content for your lessons through Google Arts and Culture and Google Expeditions.