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Google Starter Pack: Getting Started with Google Workspace

Whether you're just getting started with Google Workspace for Education or want to learn more about a specific tool, the Google Starter Pack is the perfect resource for learning the basics of Google Workspace and understanding all the benefits of working in the collaborative cloud. In this course we dive into the Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals suite by understanding what each tool has to offer and how it fits into your daily life. Included in the course are the Chrome browser, Drive, Docs, Drawings, Slides, Forms, Sheets, Jamboard, Classroom, Sites, YouTube, Groups, Gmail, Meet, Chat, Calendar, Keep, and Tasks.

Online courses are accessible for 10 months from the date of delivery. This course is worth 12 hours credit.
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Course Objectives

Google Drive
  • Creating, Organizing, Sharing files and folders
  • Search and alternate view

Google Docs
  • Creating and Sharing new Docs
  • Translate, Voice typing, Grammar & spell check, Comments, Fonts, Version History, Downloading and Exporting

Google Slides
  • Creating and Sharing new Slides
  • Adding Slides, Changing Themes, Text Box, Word art, Shapes, Backgrounds, Images, Videos
  • Presentation Mode and Publishing to the Web
  • Blank screens, Audio in slides, Closed Captions

Google Sheets
  • Creating and formatting Sheets
  • Add, Sort, and Average Data
  • Making a Chart, Protecting Data, Applying Filters

Google Forms
  • Creating, Editing, Publishing, Sending Forms
  • Analyzing Form Data
  • Creating a Quiz using Google Form

Google Drawings
  • Creating and Page Setup of Drawings, Inserting Elements
  • Sharing and Downloading Drawing
  • Resizing the Canvas, Adding Word Art, Images, Text

Google Sites
  • Creating and Basic Features of Sites
  • Adding Pages, Content, Collaborators, and Publishing to the Web


Google Classroom

  • Creating and basic features of Google Classroom
  • Understanding the Classroom folder, Assignments, Student Discourse, Grading Assignments 

Google Jamboard

  • Creating and Basic Features of Google Jamboard
  • Creating Jamboard Activities


YouTube

  • Adding YouTube Videos to Slides, Classroom, and Forms
  • Creating A YouTube Channel

Gmail
  • Creating and basic features of Google Classroom
  • Understanding the Classroom folder, Assignments, Student Discourse, Grading Assignments 

Google Calendar
  • Creating and basic features of Google Classroom
  • Understanding the Classroom folder, Assignments, Student Discourse, Grading Assignments 

Google Meet
  • Basic Features (Host controls, Knock Block, Alternate Backgrounds, View Options)
  • Breakout Rooms, Polls, Q&A, Recording, Whiteboard Activities
  • Presenting from Google Apps 
Meet the expert

Jessica Powell-Allbright

Jessica spent the first eight years of her classroom career wrangling middle schoolers (just kidding, she taught just English) before becoming a District Instructional Technology Specialist. She has an affinity for app-smashing and is always looking for creative ways to use the tech tools we all know and love. Jessica is skilled in the art of “hype” at conferences and events. She can plan a huge event, present, run a booth, and she excels at just about anything event related! Jessica also has a strong passion for justice, which means she’s always working to affect positive change for students and educators. She spent several years advocating for policy change at the federal, state, and local levels.
Jessica is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Google Certified Trainer. She is also a Newsela Certified Educator.