Session 1: 10 - 10:30 am ET with Jerry Swiatek "Google Classroom: 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.
Session 2: 11 - 11:30 am ET with Jenna Linskens "Great Things You Can Do with Google Docs in Google Classroom"
Google Classroom provides easy access to user friendly, collaborative tools, such as Google Docs, that have tremendous potential for use in the classroom. While Google Docs is often used as a word processor to create documents such as announcements, letters, reports, and handouts, Google Docs allows you to do so much more than that! Join Dr. Jenna Linskens as she shares a variety of interactive ways Google Docs can be used to engage students in advanced, collaborative learning opportunities within Google Classroom. Come discover innovative ways to use Google Docs as effective tools for learning!
Session 3: 12 - 12:30 pm ET with Sarah Thomas "Google Classroom: Project Ideas and Classroom Suggestions for Using Google Docs"
If you tend to think of Google Docs as simply a free word processing tool, you are missing out on some great learning activities and ways to use it in your classroom. Awesome when used on its own, Docs is particularly useful when paired with Google Classroom. Docs can be used to share work, manage assignments, communicate information, create a variety of collaborative learning projects, and more. Join Google Certified Innovator Dr. Sarah Thomas as she examines features that will take Docs to the next level. In addition to sharing a number of ways in which you might use Docs in Google Classroom, Sarah will explore helpful features and provide suggestions that can make your job easier, such as voice typing, add-ons, and a trick to create shareable templates of your documents with colleagues or students.
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