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

4.6

Latest Reviews

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Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Julie Brown on 15/02/2019

Informative, hands on with loads of helpful advice and time to use the apps. Handouts and information easy to follow. A great presenter.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Bianca Abbott on 15/02/2019

All was informative and quite easy to learn. Ther were some things that wer a little hard however, this was expected.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Bridget Byrne on 15/02/2019

It was very effective to have time to try everything outselves and get help when needed. Andrew was confident and easy going when he assisted us.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Loretta Mangassarian on 15/02/2019

Too advanced for my knowledge

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Pippa Simmons on 15/02/2019

I would like to be given the option to have a printed copy of the course notes to make annotations

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Alain Lavrut on 15/02/2019

Andrew was very knowledgable and know how to answer all questions. His delivery was clear and engaging.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Rachel O'Neill on 15/02/2019

Andrew provided an excellent and user friendly course ready wihc will be really useful back a school which we can slo use to help others. Andrew explained and demonstrated the apps really well with time to practice.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

I very much appreciated having the content presented by an actual high school teacher who could explain the potential pitfalls you might experience ein the classroom by suggesting concrete examples of how these could be used to streamline teaching and learning made the course beneficial

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

Many good apps but running through too fast without an indepth practice.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

The great value is being able to reprocess the information presented by working through the 277 slides at your own pace and review info frequently.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

Great applications. Andrew was very informative with practical ways to integrate technology to assist/improve teaching and learning.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

Great material, excellent knowledge but too quick & apps were a bit confusing. I was wonderful to have a live presenter. I will practice further at home.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

Great coverage – very fast and at time challenging to keep up.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

Andrew is an excellet, relaxed presenter. The apps demonstrated and practiced are very useful.

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
15/02/2019

I am not so tech savy, so it went a bit fast for me. But Andrew was very helpful answering questions and helping

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
by Jacqueline Mikhail on 14/01/2019

Ran a little fast for me. But presenter very nice and informative

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
14/01/2019
Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
14/01/2019

Lots of great ideas – not all applicable to my Creative Arts subject area but good dabble in each to prompt ideas

Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
14/01/2019
Productive teaching with Google Apps for Education
14/01/2019

Everything was on the mailed out slide presentation so that if I had trouble catching up I could refer to it. The take home practical notes has been provided within this. Good pace and just enough content.


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.