Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. There are new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work and learn in the digital age. Learn how to create documents using Google Docs and Drive. Google Docs and Drive is becoming the preferred educational application tool for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys and quizzes that teachers and students need for most classroom curricular and classroom management functions.
Besides being a free and powerful set of classroom tools, students can at any time and from any place work collaboratively with each other or with their teacher. Documents are automatically saved and stored. One primary goal of this course is for you to use collaborative functions of Drive and Docs. You will store, share, collaborate and comment with peers and the instructor.
“As technology integration continues to increase in our society, it is paramount that teachers possess the skills and behaviors of digital age professionals. Moving forward, teachers must become comfortable being co-learners with their students and colleagues around the world.” ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education.
The main objective of this course is to give enrollees opportunity to learn beginning to intermediate uses of Google and how to apply Google Drive in an educational environment.
Course participants will have opportunity to:
B.S., M.A. in Educational Technology
K-8 General Ed; K-12 Technology 30+ years.
Site and District Tech Coordinator; Technology Program Planner; Conference Presenter; Author.
“My current educational goal is to aid in the development of effective and responsible technology use by all students and innovative technology implementation by teachers.”
Joe’s personal interests include: Music (guitar/drums), his classic VW bus and helping with local animal rescues.
Instructor: Joe Herz