Session 1: 4 - 4:30 pm ET with Jerry Swiatek "An Intro to Creating, Formatting, & Sharing Google Docs"
Google Docs and Google Classroom are both powerful tools for teachers and students, and when used together, they become even better. Google Docs is a free app that you and your students can use to create, share, edit, and collaborate on documents, reports, and written assignments. While Google Docs is easy-to-use, it can be helpful to know some basic features and tips so that you can readily begin creating and collaborating. Join Jerry Swiatek as he demonstrates step-by-step how to create a basic Google Doc in Google Classroom. As part of creating a document, he will show how to check spelling, add images, wrap text, apply formatting, enter comments, and more. Jerry will also cover how to share, find, and organize these documents within Google Classroom so that you and your students can begin using this awesome collaborative tool.
About Jerry Swiatek
Jerry Swiatek is a Google Certified Innovator, as well as a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He is currently a District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District in Citrus County, FL, where he works with teachers and students helping them to integrate technology into their classrooms. Jerry will be back in the classroom, beginning in 2016-17, to lead the new Academy of Computer Sciences at one of his district’s high schools. Jerry is the founder and organizer of EdCamp Citrus, an education unconference designed to bring educators together to discuss education issues and technology that works. He is also very involved in the #edchat movement. Each week, Jerry archives each of the #edchat discussions making them available to educators all over the world. He often presents at regional educational technology conferences across the nation. Jerry has an Associate's Degree in Computer Network Systems and a Bachelor's Degree in Information System Security, and has been in education for 12 years. He lives in Inverness, FL with his wife, two children, a dog, a hedgehog, and a snake.
See what your fellow educators had to say about this training...
"Excellent webinar 👍"
- Dan Robinson, Math Teacher
"Very informative about sharing and ownership of the document. I appreciated seeing it from the teacher and students point of view. I had not realized that each classroom had it's own folder in google drive. As a librarian (last year) I had 550 students in my classroom, but I rarely collected assignments. I am rethinking how I am going to do it this year if I want them to respond."
- Jessica Oliver, Elementary Media Specialist
"This was a great 1st Webinar to watch. I needed a great introduction to things that could be done with Google Docs and this was great. Thank you."
- Elizabeth Unsworth, Teacher