Online ExpertTrack in Teaching

Google for Education Fundamentals

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

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Tablet AcademyTablet Academy

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Leverage Google Classroom to support your learners online

This ExpertTrack offers a deep dive into everything you need to start using Google for Education to help strengthen your teaching.

You’ll be equipped with the tools to help you teach more efficiently, saving you time so you can add more creativity into your work to promote engagement with your learners.

You’ll also build your knowledge to help you pass the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam – recognition for the work you’ve done and a chance to distinguish yourself as an educator.

Improve communication and stay organised with Google for Education

By learning how to make the most out of Google’s tools, you’ll find it easier to stay on top of your busy work life whilst providing an enhanced learning experience for your students.

You’ll understand how to access support for the online tools that make your role as an educator easier. From Gmail and Calendar to Tasks and Keep, you’ll explore the Google productivity tools to help keep you organised and communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents.

Inspire group work and collaboration

By understanding the tools available to you in Google Workspace, you’ll know how to promote collaborative working between you and your students.

You’ll learn how to create documents that you can edit in real-time to help you keep on top of what changes have been made.

Use digital tools to create engaging learning experiences

You’ll learn how to manage your students’ learning journey with Google Classroom as you discover the tools to safely distribute and collect work online.

You’ll also uncover the digital tools you can use to enhance your presentations, quizzes, and assignments to encourage engagement.

By the end of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have the tools to increase productivity and communication as an educator, and feel ready to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.

Key skills you will learn

  • Create engaging digital activities
  • Improve productivity
  • Increase communication
  • Manage digital resources
  • Improve digital workflows
  • Google for Education
  • Google productivity tools
  • Learner exerperience

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Collaborate with colleagues using Google Workspace to reduce workload.
  • Create learning activities using digital tools to engage learners.
  • Reflect on current teaching methods and identify improvements using online tools.
  • Evaluate new digital tools and assess their effectiveness within a specific age group or subject.

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for those with experience in teaching or supporting education. You don’t need any prior knowledge of Google for Education tools but it is beneficial for you to have access to a Google for Education account to help you practice as you learn.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack will benefit you if you are using Google for Education as part of your role, or want to start using it to enhance your teaching resources. It will help you if you haven’t yet achieved the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification but you want to learn the skills needed to pass the exam.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

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

    4 tests

    4 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Getting Ready to use Google for Education
      • An Introduction to Google Workspace
      • Finding Help When Using Google for Education
      • Be Smart with Search
      • Using Chrome
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Communicating with Staff, Students and Parents
      • Creating, Organising and Finding Emails in Gmail
      • Setting up and Managing Groups
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      Staying on top of your Schedule with Google Calendar
      • Manage Events for Yourself and Others with Calendar
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 4

      Be Reminded of Key Information with Tasks and Keep
      • Creating and Scheduling Tasks
      • Making and Sharing Notes in Keep
      • Wrap-up
  • Course 2

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

    3 tests

    3 peer-graded assignments

    3 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Moving into the Cloud with Google Drive
      • Introducing Google Drive
      • Working with Digital Files
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Support Group Collaboration
      • Support Group Collaboration
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      Develop Ideas in Jamboard
      • Inspire Ideas Collaboratively in Jamboard
      • Wrap-up
  • Course 3

    Learn how to use digital tools available in Google Workspace to manage your students' work online and deliver engaging resources.

    6 tests

    4 peer-graded assignments

    6 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Create Engaging Presentations with Slides
      • Creating Presentations with Slides
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 2

      Sharing Information with Google Sites
      • Sharing Information with Google Sites
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 3

      Using Forms for Self-marking Quizzes
      • Using Forms for Self-marking Quizzes
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 4

      Engage Students with Video
      • Finding, Saving and Organising Videos
      • Customising the Viewing Experience
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 5

      Bring Student Work Online with Classroom
      • Setting up a Class in Classroom
      • Assigning Work in Classroom
      • Submitting and Reviewing Work
      • Wrap-up
    • Week 6

      Measure, Understand and Share Student Growth
      • Analysing Progress
      • Sharing Progress
      • Final Wrap-up

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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World-class learning with 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.

This ExpertTrack is endorsed by Google for Education

This Expert track has been created by an official Google for Education Partner organisation

Meet your instructors

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!

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