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Google For Education: Staying Organised and Improving Communication

Communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents, and save time as an educator by using Google’s productivity tools.

Google For Education: Staying Organised and Improving Communication
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    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
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Elevate your teaching experience with Google for Education

Get started using Google’s tools in your classroom to help provide a better learning experience and improve communication with staff, students, and parents.

On this five-week course, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to use Google for Education and discover the tools available to support you as an educator.

Learning from industry expert Graham Bowman of the Tablet Academy, you’ll discover tips to help you keep on top of your busy work life whilst delivering brilliant results in the classroom.

Save time using productivity tools

Get organised and learn how to work more efficiently by using Google’s productivity tools like Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, and Keep – all designed to help you save time.

You’ll understand each tool’s function and how to use them to communicate with your learners effectively.

You’ll also explore different support methods to help you successfully use online tools as well as ways to make the most of your browser by taking advantage of Chrome’s synchronisation and extensions.

Start your journey to becoming a Google Certified Educator

You’ll delve into the key concepts of online safety to understand how to effectively store files in the cloud and Google Drive for easy access for both you and the learner.

By the end of this course, you’ll be comfortable using Google for Education as part of your role as an educator, and feel prepared for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification.

What topics will you cover?

  • Creating, Organising and Finding Emails in Gmail
  • Setting up and Managing Groups
  • Creating Events and Inviting Guests with Calendar
  • Creating and Sharing Additional Calendars
  • Creating and Scheduling Tasks
  • Making and Sharing Notes

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the key tools available with Google for Education.
  • Explore methods of getting support when using online tools.
  • Explain the benefits of storing files in the cloud.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of using productivity tools to communicate with specific audiences.
  • Describe the benefits of maintaining a digital schedule and task list.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers who are new to using Google for Education and haven’t yet achieved the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification.

You should have some experience of teaching or supporting education.

Who will you learn with?

I work as an Educational Technology Consultant with Tablet Academy. I specialise in Google for Education and Virtual Reality.
I also like to create scripts and add-ons in Google Apps Script.

Educational Technology Consultant and Video Producer at Tablet Academy. Vast experience as a facilitator across Apple, Google and Microsoft technology helping educators work smarter and not harder!

Who developed the course?

Tablet Academy

Tablet Academy (TA) is a recognised Google for Education Partner and Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner with expertise throughout UK, Europe and the Middle East.

About this ExpertTrack

Learn everything you need to get started with Google for Education and be ready for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
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  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
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