Google Basics for Teaching online course now open for registration!
Have you ever wanted to take your students to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy? Or the Taj Mahal in India? Or the Kremlin in Russia? What if your students didn’t have to keep track of papers to complete assignments? How would you use technology to accelerate and improve learning across the educational system? Teaching is hard work – challenging, rewarding, and impactful work – and Google wants to make sure that technology is a handy tool in an educator’s toolkit and a powerful educational ally, not a challenge.
Google Basics for Teaching is intended for anybody interested in the use of Google products in an educational setting to enhance efficiency and effectiveness as an educator. Some of the tools will help with administrative tasks outside the classroom, while others will help with classroom management. Still others will impact classroom instruction or classroom culture and will help inspire, engage, and personalize your students’ education. Like past Google courses, participants engage with course material through a combination of video and text lessons, activities, and projects. As with other Google MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), you’ll learn from Google experts and collaborate with other participants . You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a final project and apply the skills you’ve learned to earn a certificate.
The Google Basics for Teaching course will run from November 18- December 19, 2014. Visit g.co/basicsforteaching to learn more and register today. Join the course to learn how other educators are managing assignments using Google Drive, communicating with their students and families using Google Sites, analyzing famous artwork with their students using Google Cultural Institute, as well as many more examples of effective teaching with technology.
*On the registration page, there is text that says “This pilot course is currently available only in Brazil, Philippines, India and Russia.” Please disregard. It has been confirmed that the course is available for teachers globally.
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