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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.

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Google For Education: Staying Organised and Improving Communication

437 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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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.


  • Week 1

    Getting Ready to use Google for Education

    • An Introduction to Google Workspace

      A brief overview of the key tools available in Google Workspace and how they fit together.

    • Finding Help When Using Google for Education

      Find out how to find answers to your questions while using Google for Education.

    • Be Smart with Search

      Make the most of Google Search with these handy tips for searching.

    • Using Chrome

      Here are some handy tips for using Chrome to save time and add additional functionality to your browser.

    • Wrap-up

      Check your knowledge of the topics covered so far in this course.

  • Week 2

    Communicating with Staff, Students and Parents

    • Creating, Organising and Finding Emails in Gmail

      Sometimes keeping on top of emails can be a neverending task, but knowing some timesaving tips in Gmail can really speed up the process.

    • Setting up and Managing Groups

      Google Groups allow you to create a forum or messaging board for conversations. They also allow you to email the group email address to email every person in the group.

    • Wrap-up

      Test your knowledge of creating, organising and finding emails in Gmail and setting up and managing groups.

  • Week 3

    Staying on top of your Schedule with Google Calendar

    • Manage Events for Yourself and Others with Calendar

      Creating events, inviting guests and managing calendars with Google Calendar.

    • Wrap-up

      Check your knowledge of Google Calendar.

  • Week 4

    Be Reminded of Key Information with Tasks and Keep

    • Creating and Scheduling Tasks

      Keep on top of what needs to be done with Tasks

    • Making and Sharing Notes in Keep

      Keep important notes as text, images or drawings for yourself or those you work with.

    • Wrap-up

      Test your knowledge of Tasks and Keep.

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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.

If you want to further your knowledge, you may be interested in these courses, from the same provider, that share the same subject and overall learning outcomes:

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.

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