E3T Google Guided Tour

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Getting Started

Start by launching the Chrome browser on your computer.

Create a Google Account

With a Google Account, you can access Gmail, YouTube, Google+, and other Google services with a single username and password.


What is Google Drive:

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.

Getting Started with Google Drive:

You can store and access your files anywhere with Google Drive — on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go.

Make your Google Drive Account: 

  1. Create a Google Drive account by clicking here drive.google.com.
  2. Then, install Google Drive on your computer. https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2374987?rd=2

Next, you’ll learn how to make a new folder:

Folders are the storage system for Drive. Just like you use folders on your computer or in your filing cabinet. Google Drive uses folders to organize documents and share items with others.

Jedi:

Ninja:


Create a new Google Doc:

Google Docs are the mainstay of Google Drive. Think of this as similar to a word processor, like Word, but so much more! Because they are in the “cloud” and you can invite others to work with you on a document, Google Docs is so much more!

Using  Google Templates

Learn How to Find a template

You can find and use templates in each of the Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens.

  1. On a computer, click the link below to open Google Doc Templates:
  1. Search for the “E3T” Lesson Plan template in the Search Bar.

Opening the template automatically makes a copy of it for you in your Drive.

Rename the document 

Now rename the document with your name: E3T Lesson [Name];  e.g. E3T Lesson Hardin

  1. Click the name at the top left of the file.
  2. Type the new name. E3T Lesson [Name]
  3. Press Enter.

Sharing Google Docs

One of the best parts of Google Docs is the ability to share the docs with others and to invite colleagues, students, parents etc to contribute and collaborate all in one document.

Watch this video to see why Google Docs is the go-to sharing tool

(Optional) Watch the video below to see how you might use this collaborative feature of Google

Share your Google Doc with Your Partner

Investigate Good Supports for Students using Google Docs:

Jedi:

Ninja:

        


About Google Forms -

Google Forms is a simple way to collect data on the web and gather it in a spreadsheet. You’ve used Google Forms throughout the E3T project to share what you know (our pre and post tests). You can use it in the classroom to make exit tickets; collect science data; gather information about your student’s  data about their lesson.

Respond to this Google Form http://goo.gl/forms/U3fIAb4BmY

Learn How to Create a Form:

Create a Form for your classroom - Find out how students feel about your UDL Lesson

Ninja:


Additional Information for Jedi and Ninjas

Collaborative Activities using Google Apps

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/02/03/20-collaborative-google-apps-activities-for-schools/

32 ways to use Google Apps in the Classroom

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_6fh7wXkugHQbbA2ILrjsFqysvclJCbul2I3Oc912D8/present?slide=id.i158


Other Google Tools:

Using Google Chrome:

10 Must Have Extenstions for Students and Teachers

http://edtech.about.com/od/Educational-Technology-Tools/tp/10-Must-Have-Chrome-Extensions-for-Students-and-Teachers.htm

Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Students