Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education

Andrew O'Halloran
Google Apps for Education, Add-Ons and other ICT enthusiast
Prevent “teacher burnout” with some of these simple tricks! Make the switch to Google Apps for Education by using some of the best add-ons and extensions for teaching. ...
Target Audience
For any Teacher interested in improving their workflow by spending less time on collecting student papers, handwriting comments, photocopying assessments, losing track of student work etc. All Google Apps run from Google Drive, so retaining accreditation relevant documents (student work, professional development notes, student welfare meetings etc) is made much simpler as these records are stored in Google Drive. These skills/requirements would benefit all teachers. There is no niche audience.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course will introduce teachers to Google Apps for Education and how they can be used to streamline all aspects of teaching from lesson planning and delivery, collection and marking of student work, the provision of timely and meaningful feedback and overall better student outcomes as a result.

Audience

For any Teacher interested in improving their workflow by spending less time on collecting student papers, handwriting comments, photocopying assessments, losing track of student work etc.

All Google Apps run from Google Drive, so retaining accreditation relevant documents (student work, professional development notes, student welfare meetings etc) is made much simpler as these records are stored in Google Drive.

These skills/requirements would benefit all teachers. There is no niche audience.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

We will create a classroom environment where the participant will experience things from the perspective of a student, and then in the second half of the presentation, we will flip it around and I will guide the participant on creating and delivering the work to their “class” (for trial purposes this will be just me).


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Introduction to Google Drive and Google Apps for Education

1 hour

Session overview:
Teachers will be guided through the initial steps of creating and accessing their Google Drive and uploading their resources. Some of the basic features of Google Apps will be discussed in this session.

Delivery method:
Teachers will be guided with a handout explaining some of the steps, a projector screen displaying how I go about getting this job done, and most importantly, they’ll be setting up their own Google Drive account by uploading resources and authorising Google Apps Add-Ons and extensions.

Extended Google Apps for Education with Add-Ons - Doctopus and Goobric

2 hours

Session description:
Teachers will learn how to create, distribute, manage and assess student work/assessments using a combination of Doctopus, Goobric. These are essential Google Apps for Education Add-Ons/Extensions which build on the powerful capabilities of the Google Apps for Education platform.

Delivery method:
Teachers will learn this process by completing these tasks for their own classes via their own Google Drive accounts. I will model how it is done via projector and then assist teachers in getting it setup if they have questions or problems/issues getting the job done. I will also provide some template documents as a handout which outline the steps needed.

Extended Google Apps for Education with Add-Ons - Google Forms, Autocrat and Flubaroo

2 hours

Session description:
Teachers will learn how to host online quizzes and surveys using Google Forms, Autocrat and Flubaroo. These are great Google Apps for Education Add-Ons/Extensions which enable teachers to collect student responses, auto-grade and email feedback, create online badges/awards using mail-merges all with simple step-by-step interfaces.

Delivery method:
Teachers will learn this process by completing these tasks for their own classes via their own Google Drive accounts. I will model how it is done via projector and then assist teachers in getting it setup if they have questions or problems/issues getting the job done. I will also provide a handout outlining the process.

What To Bring

Laptop computer, digital resources such as assessment task outlines, PowerPoints, worksheets etc.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Jessica Ursino on 28/12/2017

I have never used anything relating to Google Apps and I feel that I have gained enough knowledge to start incorporating them into my classes. Andrew presented the material very well and his course slides were easy to follow. Thanks Andrew :)

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
28/12/2017

Very well prepared. Very useful and practical. Great to have 383pp notes to refer to during and after the course.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Scott Carpenter on 28/12/2017

Awesome information and great ideas, resources and links. However, needed more time or have better knowledge of Google Drive functions before workshop.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
28/12/2017

Andrew’s presentation was excellent. It was well-paced and Andrew took the time to ensure that all participants were on track. His presentation notes were extensive and well detailed. The hands on nature of the course is fantastic, allowing participants to create and play with Google apps.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
28/12/2017

Excellent presentation. Very comprehensive tutorial and resources, although some apps were a bit awkward to use by their nature (not Andrew’s fault). Our school already uses other similar apps for the same purpose that seem easier to use.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Kathryn Slaughter on 28/12/2017

It’s great to learn about what is available in the area of Google Suite to enable us to become more interactive with the students. Really clear and very well presented.


About the team


Andrew O'Halloran

Creator

I am a secondary high school teacher in my eighth year of teaching. I am currently teaching junior Geography, Commerce, Business Studies and Economics at East Hills Girls Technology High School, and have taught Stage 6 Economics and Ancient History previously at Canterbury Boys' High School.

In my teaching experience thus far I have embraced new technologies for my lesson planning, delivery, reporting and assessment.

I have led a number of professional development days for teachers in our local teaching area and within the school in service of improving teacher knowledge of ICTs as well as previously delivering this course with TTA.