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Google for Education: How to Promote Group Work and Inspire Creativity

Learn how to create a collaborative environment between you and your students to help improve group work and engagement.

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Google for Education: How to Promote Group Work and Inspire Creativity

  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

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Get started using Google Workspace for Education

Help inspire creativity and cooperation between you and your learners by optimising the online tools available to you in Google Workspace.

On this three-week course, you’ll learn the basic digital skills which will allow you and your learners to work together for a more effective learning experience.

You’ll be able to edit documents together in real-time to improve efficiency, helping to keep on top of changes that have been made and what still needs to be done.

Promote collaborative working with your colleagues and students

You’ll understand how online tools can support collaboration between colleagues and students as well as helping to create engaging learning experiences.

You’ll learn how to manage collaborative files and where to store them to keep your resources organised and easily accessible.

Provide better support for your students using Google for Education

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident in using Google Workspace to provide better education resources to your students.

Learning from the experts at Tablet Academy, this course will also help you prepare for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification.


  • Week 1

    Moving into the Cloud with Google Drive

    • Introducing Google Drive

      If you've never used Google Drive before, don't panic, you can find out the basics of storing files and keeping them organised here.

    • Working with Digital Files

      Google Drive is not just for uploading your existing files, you can also create new files and share them with others.

    • Wrap-up

      This quiz will check your knowledge of the content covered in this week; Google Drive.

  • Week 2

    Support Group Collaboration

    • Support Group Collaboration

      Collaboration online might be a new idea but with these tips and techniques, you can keep on top of everyone's contributions.

    • Wrap-up

      This quiz will check your knowledge of the content covered in this week; Google Docs.

  • Week 3

    Develop Ideas in Jamboard

    • Inspire Ideas Collaboratively in Jamboard

      Using Jamboard, you can generate ideas and share concepts with others online.

    • Wrap-up

      Check your knowledge of the content covered in this week; Jamboard.

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

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 various ways that online tools can be used to collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of managing collaborative files.
  • Explain how online tools could be used to support collaboration between students in engaging learning experiences.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those with prior teaching experience or supporting education who are new to using Google for Education.

This will also benefit you if you haven’t yet achieved the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification.

If you would like to deepen your understanding of this subject, you may be interested in these courses, from the same provider, that share the same subject matter 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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$349.99 for one year

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Develop skills to further your career

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  • Access to 1,000+ courses
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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