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Google as a Classroom Tool for Learning (K-12)/Semester Course

 

Do you want to learn about the many ways you can use Google products in your classroom? This online course helps teachers learn how to navigate through the general interface of Google products. The searching, organizational, communication, and collaboration components of Google products will be highlighted to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of how Google can enhance learning among and between students. Teachers learn to utilize the basic tools of many educationally-relevant Google products and, with the use of such products, become skilled in creating curriculum standards-based lessons that help students learn in an efficient, effective, and engaged manner. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"This course was extremely helpful to my teaching of technology in the classroom. I learned a lot about the offerings Google has. It will help so much with my upcoming school year and now I have tons of ideas to work with!" - Karen Zyjeski

 

Enrollment Options

Register Course Registration Only $160 with the 20% discount***

RegisterCourse Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $344***

 

This course applies toward the Educational Technology Award of Completion

**If you are using this course for the Educational Technology Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.

 

Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology” by Sonny Magana and Robert Marzano

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List

 

Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 67BXX

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41509

Unit One

  • Introduction to Google
  • Internet Safety
  • Why Create a Google Account?
  • Google as a Search Engine
  • A Googol of Search Tools
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection

Unit Two

  • Managing your Gmail
  • Getting Connected with Google Hangout
  • Using Google Calendar to Stay Organized
  • Assignment #2: Create a classroom calendar using Google Calendar

Unit Three

  • All About Apps
  • The Educational Possibilities of Google Drive
  • The Many Layers of Google+
  • Assignment #3: Using Google Docs, compose instructions for a group project that must be completed by students using Google Drive.

Unit Four

  • Organizing Images with Google Photo
  • Creating a Classroom Website with Google
  • Blogger: A Google Blog
  • Assignment #4: Create a classroom blog using Google Blogger

Unit Five

  • Staying Current with Google News
  • Get Lost in Google Maps
  • Student Exploration of Google Earth
  • Assignment #5: Write an activity using two Google apps

Unit Six

  • Using Google Groups to Promote Online Discussion
  • A New View on YouTube
  • Google Lesson Plans and Resources
  • Google Going Mobile
  • Assignment #6: Create lesson plans using Google tools
  • Assignment #7: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)