COURSE 3

GOOGLE AND GOOGLE APPS ON ANDROID TABLET DEVICES

The sessions in this course are specifically designed to equip you with the necessary skills to successfully use the various Google Apps in your classroom. These sessions will introduce you to world of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, as well as the many other free tools available from Google to turn your classroom into a 21st Century learning environment.

How do I choose the right course for me?

Some of the sessions require that you have particular skills so that you can benefit completely from the session. The table below will quickly help you decide what your skills are. Each session indicates what level of ICT skills on a device is required to successfully complete it.

ENTRY LEVEL – NOVICE

  • I have never used a tablet before and don’t know how a tablet works.
  • I cannot send or receive emails on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload or download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I have never used a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – BASIC

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload and download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I don’t use a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – STANDARD

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning.
  • I show YouTube videos on a tablet as part of my lessons.
  • I use tablets in class mainly for drill-and-practice exercises.
  • I use eBooks on my tablet, while the learners use print books.
  • I decide when and how we use technology in class.

ADOPTION LEVEL

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I embrace the use of tablets for teaching and learning.
  • I use blended learning techniques, such as eBooks, but I also use print books and paper.
  • My learners and I use eBooks on our tablets in class and watch videos on our tablets related to the topics we learn about.
  • I always use tablets for specific tasks, but not all the time.
  • My learners have their own tablets OR our school has a shared set of tablets, that I use as often as I can.
  • Although I decide how and when we use technology in class, I am gradually guiding my learners towards independent use of tablets.

ADAPTATION LEVEL

  • I am used to technology and I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I have a cloud-based system such as Google Drive, or a learning management system, that is linked to my tablet when I teach.
  • My learners and I use tablets in class and I push content to them using our learning management system.
  • My learners use tablets in class, and this helps them develop future-oriented skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
  • My learners come up with new ways of using tablets in their group work and individual learning.
  • My learners are growing closer to the time when they’ll be able to use their tablets independently.

BEGINNER LEVEL

Session 1:
The Google Apps package and Google Drive

Session 2:
Google Docs

Session 3:
Google Calendar and Google Slides

This introductory session explores the various Google Apps as well as Google Drive, the powerful cloud storage app.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Introduction to the Google Apps package (Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Sites)
  2. Google Drive (what it is, how to set it up, what to do with it)
Skill level: Entry Level – Basic
Cost: R125

Learn about Google Docs, the online word processing software. You’ll have access to your docs anywhere on Earth!

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Google Docs (create, edit, save, collaborate, share)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

Learn about Google Calendar and Google Slides – organise your online life and make amazing presentations!

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Calendar (create and share an event)
  2. Slides (create, edit, collaborate, share a presentation)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Session 1:
Google+

Session 2:
Google Hangouts

Session 3:
Creating my own teaching and learning content

Google+ was recently discontinued as a service. We’re busy developing a new session with relevant content which will be available soon!

Google+ was Google’s own social media platform. It was shut down for business and private use in April 2019.

Skill level: N/A
Cost: N/A

Learn about how to use Google Hangouts, the chat and video call app, in a meaningful way for your class.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Google Hangouts (what it is, how to set it up, what to do with it)
  2. Using Google Hangouts in the classroom
  3. Constructing a lesson plan using Google Hangouts and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard
Cost: R125

Learn how to use the internet to create your own teaching and learning content, and explore copyright and Open Source.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. What is copyright?
  2. What is Open Source?
  3. What is Creative Commons?
  4. How to use Creative Commons effectively as a resource for creating teaching and learning content
  5. Constructing a lesson plan using Open Source technology and Creative Commons materials and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition)
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

ADVANCED LEVEL

Session 1:
Google apps that will open a new world to your learners

Session 2:
Streamline your class with Google Forms

Session 3:
Google Sheets

Learn about Google Earth and Google Maps, and how you can use these amazing programmes in your classroom.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Creating lesson plans with Google Maps – for all subjects
  2. Creating lesson plans with Google Earth – for all subjects
  3. Checking lesson plans against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition)
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about Google Forms, and how to it in your classroom with quizzes and assessments, and so much more!

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Google Forms (what it is, how to set it up, different options available)
  2. Where best to use Google Forms
  3. Creating Google Forms
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about Google Sheets, and how to successfully use this powerful spreadsheet programme in your classroom.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. What Google Sheets is, how to create and open a Sheet
  2. How to edit and save in Google Sheets
  3. How to collaborate and share in Google Sheets
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125