Course 3: Google and Google Apps on Android 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.

Novice ICT skills level

  • I have never used a tablet before.
  • I cannot send or receive email on a tablet.

Basic ICT skills level

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.

Standard ICT skills level

  • I regularly use a tablet, but mostly for apps I already know.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I am able to upload and download files and apps on a tablet.

Advanced ICT skills level

  • I regularly use a tablet and experiment with various apps.
  • I regularly use the email app on my tablet.
  • I am able to upload and download files and apps on a tablet and on an online storage site.
  • I understand and can use advanced settings.

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)
ICT skills level: Standard
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)
ICT skills 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)
ICT skills level: Standard
Cost: R125

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Session 1:
Google+

Session 2:
Google Hangouts

Session 3:
Creating my own teaching and learning content

Learn about Google+, Google’s own social media platform, and how to optimally use it in your classroom.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Google+ (what it is, how to set it up, what to do with it)
  2. Constructing a lesson plan using Google+ and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition)
ICT skills level: Advanced
Cost: R125

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)
ICT skills level: Advanced
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)
ICT skills level: Advanced
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)
ICT skills level: Advanced
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
ICT skills level: Advanced
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
ICT skills level: Advanced
Cost: R125