How to use your device with Google Docs in the classroom.
A practical, easy to follow workshop for the rest of us.
Why? Why should I take this workshop?
Instituting a bring your own device (BYOD) into your classroom does not have to be intimidating. As a matter of fact, it can be quite fun. By completing this workshop, you will be able to begin using your device along with Google Docs in the classroom and align it with your curriculum.
What? What will I learn at the workshop?
This workshop will provide you effective professional development in order to not only know how to use Google Docs on your device but also to gain expertise in how to use it to create documents that will assist you with your teaching.
How? How will I learn?
Easy to understand format
Multimedia elements to enhance learning
Collaboration with your fellow peers
Ample time to complete each assignment
When do I begin my journey?
Please begin your journey by completing the quick, simple survey below. This survey will help to improve the course and will serve to pair you with an appropriate colleague with which to collaborate during the workshop. Once you finish the survey, you may begin the workshop and proceed to step 1.
Teachers will download Google Docs app and install it
Unregistered teachers will be prompted to register with Google
Web version users will go to the online version of Google Docs
Teachers will create and email a screenshot of installed Google Docs
Time to finish step 4: 2:00 hrs. Time to finish each substep: 15 - 30 minutes.*
Please begin the lesson by watching the "Android & iOS Video Tutorial" video below on how to search for, download, and install Google Docs. Otherwise, follow the "Laptop/Desktop/Other Users" if you are using a device that does not have or require apps to run Google Docs.
Have fun with this part and do not hesitate to explore all the different options and features Google Docs has to offer—there are many!
Once you are done, you can move on to Step 1 - Part II - How To Take A Screenshot.
If your device does not require an app or if there is not an app available for your device, simply use the online version. Visit the online version of Google Docs. If you are not registered with Google, you will be automatically prompted to register. Simply follow the online steps that will be presented to you in a step by step fashion. You will start by clicking on the "Create an account" link and then follow the instructions. See picture below.
In this step, you will be able to take a screenshot. Click on the tutorial below to learn how to create a screenshot regardless of your device. Once you are done, you can move on to Step 1 - Part III - How to Email A Screenshot.
In this step, you will be able to email a screenshot of the installed Google Docs app to the instructor--just the Google Docs button on the homescreen will suffice. Online version users will take a screenshot of the Google docs homescreen after you have logged in. Click on the tutorial below, "How to email a screenshot," choose your device, and follow the simple steps. Once you have finished getting your screenshot and the tutorial, click to email the instructor your screenshot and then proceed to step 2 .
This tutorial will show you how to email a Google Docs on any device including laptops and desktops.
Once you finish the "How to email a Google Docs" tutorial, feel free to explore the settings and try different things. When you are ready, click on "Step 3 - Part II - Email your Google Docs" to email Google Docs.
Now that you know the basics of emailing and sharing a document, email a Google Docs document to a colleague and help each other learn. Once you are done, click to email the instructor. Please bear in mind you will reuse this document for step 5.
Teachers will read various tutorials on how to create and save a Google Docs document on their device
Teachers will read a tutorial on how to access their Google Docs document offline
Teachers will view a Google video on how to manage Google Docs documents
Teachers will be able to save their Google Docs documents offline and on Google Drive
Teachers will email screenshots of the online/offline directory on the homescreen to the instructor
Time to finish step 2: 1:30 hrs. Time to finish each substep: 15 - 30 minutes.*
In this tutorial, will view a Google YouTube tutorial on how to manage your files, and go through various tutorials based on your particular MCD on how to save both locally and on Google Drive. Bear in mind that in order to save locally, you must click on the Keep Offline button located in the upper right menu that resembles 3 vertical dots.
Have fun and explore on your own once you have completed the tutorial.
Once you are done, you can move on to Step 2 - Part II, Offline Access - All Devices.
If your device does not require an app or if there is not an app available for your device, simply follow this tutorial. Go to the tutorial. Once your are done with the tutorial, practice saving your document.
Once your are done with the tutorial, practice saving your document.
In this step, you will be able to access your files offline. That is, they will be stored on your device. Click to begin the tutorial on offline access. Once you finish the tutorial, try it out on your device. Start by clicking the keep offline button located on the upper right under the three vertical dots menu. Then, move on to Step - 2 Part III
In this step, you will be able to create screenshots of the offline and Google Drive directory from the homescreen and email them to the instructor. Click to email the instructor Once you are finished, proceed to step 3.
Teachers will read several Google tutorials based on their MCD
Teachers will read a tutorial on how to create, edit, and format Google docs and explore the features
Teachers will be able to create a Google Docs and create notes and a homework assignment based on an existing lesson plan
Teachers will be able to email their completed Google Docs to their pre-assigned colleague and then the instructor
Time to finish step 4: 1:30 hrs. Time to finish each substep: 15 - 30 minutes.*
Begin the lesson by clicking on the tab based on your device. Then, once you finish the tutorials, you will create a Google Docs document and fill it with lecture notes and a homework assignment using an existing lesson plan. This will help you to getting used to aligning technology with your curriculum.
Once you are done, you can move on to Step 4 - Part II - Write Your Notes.
In Step 4 - Part II, you will be able to create a new Google Docs and begin taking notes including creating homework assignments. Create at least one half page of notes/homework assignments and save your document. Once you are done, you can move on to Step 4 - Part III - Email Your Colleague & Instructor.
All you have to do now is to email your document to your pre-assigned colleague and share tips and help each other learn. Ask your colleague if he/she discovered anything else. Once you are done you can click to email the instructor and then move on to step 5 once you are ready.