Monday, April 10, 2017

Google Essentials for Teaching and Learning - Resources and Tutorials


We've organized a collection of resources and tutorials that focus on our essential Google Tools for Teaching and Learning. While this site is broken down to cover the basics of G Suite for Education, we do believe that future ready classrooms need more to do more than just know how to use technology. These student-centered classrooms use technology to help develop the essential skills of communication, critical thinking, creativity, & collaboration. Good pedagogy always trumps good technology. We hope that anyone using this site will also explore why and where G Suite can help enhance learning in the classroom.

The pages on this Google Essentials site will connect learners to different resources and tutorials connected G Suite for Education for teaching and learning. There is some overlap on each page. We did this because our initial rollout is page by page. We will eventually reduce some of the overlap from page to page to complete a page that is more about the whole of G Suite.
  • Google Drive - Create, communicate, and collaborate using Google Drive. Drive resources include Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Drawings
  • Google Classroom - Classroom allows teachers to post announcements, assignments, ask questions, share resources, and create a calendar of due dates in a secure online location. Classroom helps teachers and students manage workflow and organize digital activities.
  • Google Keep - Quickly capture what's on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Collect and organize resources. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Google Keep also integrates with Google Documents.
  • Chrome Browser - A fast, secure, and free web browser built for the modern web. Chrome syncs bookmarks across all your devices, fills out forms automatically, and so much more. Chrome is the ideal browser for Google educators.
  • Chromebooks - This page is designed to help teachers, parents, & students explore the essential characteristics of Chromebooks and the Chrome OS.
  • More - Explore additional teaching and learning resources connected to Assessment, HyperDocs, Google+, Google Sites, Blogger, Google Search, Google Calendar, and more. 
Essential Tip from the site.
If you need help when working with G Suite Education Resources, click on the G Suite Training icon near the top right of the computer screen. G Suite Training consists of searchable interactive video resources and tutorials to support teachers and students.
If you do not see the G Suite Training Symbol, make sure you are signed into Chrome and then add the G Suite Training Extension. Not all Google products have dedicated G Suite Training videos, but more are being added each day.