Most of us use Google on a daily basis primarily as a search tool or as an email provider. Few people, however, are aware of the potential Google provides as a source of tools and applications, which can also be of great educational use inside and outside the classroom.
This course aims at guiding educators in finding such new effective ways to incorporate a variety of Google tools and applications into the classroom. The course will commence with techniques around searching more accurately and effectively using Google. Participants will hence get familiar with the possibilities afforded by tools such as Google Classroom to connect and collaborate more effectively with students.
Google Docs, Forms, and Slides will also be used to collaborate while working on educational projects using applications such as Google Earth, Google My Maps, and Google Arts and Culture. Finally, the research benefits of Google Scholar will be investigated during the week.
Areas included in the program are:
- Using Google search more effectively and critically analyzing returned results;
- Using Youtube with greater effectiveness;
- Connecting and collaborating using the Google ecosystem;
- Creating new projects and class activities using Google Earth and Google Arts and Culture;
- Building a simple website using Google Sites.
By the end of this training, participants will have a greater practical knowledge of the educational possibilities available across the Google ecosystem and how they can plan projects, connect with students and help to unleash student creativity.
Concept by: Eddie Reilly
Participants to the course will learn to:
- Consolidate and build on teacher’s current knowledge of Google;
- Introduce new potential techniques to use Google search more effectively;
- Foster critical thinking techniques in how to evaluate information returned by Google search results;
- Use the Google ecosystem to connect and collaborate more effectively;
- Use Tools to help students creativity in building projects using Google;
- Use Google Scholar as a tool to carry out research;
- Use You tube as an educational tool;
- Learn to experiment with Google sites and simple web design with templates;
- Create new projects and class activities using Google Earth and Google Arts and Culture;
- Build a simple website using Google Sites.
Day 1 – Introduction to the course
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools;
- Google Doodle (an often overlooked educational resource).
Day 2 – Web education, web search and collaboration on google
- Google web search education and practical examples;
- Google and web security;
- Google Classroom to connect and collaborate.
Day 3 – Google Paperwork
- Google Drive, Docs and Forms;
- Google Sites (build a simple site without code);
- Creating Quizzes.
Day 4 – Using effective Google tools
- Google Earth;
- Google My Maps;
- Google Arts and Culture;
- Using YouTube more effectively.
Day 5 – Projects and Presentations using Google tools
- Project preparation;
- Project presentations.
Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.
If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.
The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.