Mastering Google Apps for Education

(Grades K-12) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 103T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC40148


Course Description

Is your school a Google-centric environment? Do you use many of the apps in Google Workspace for Education? Do you wish you knew how to use Google apps to improve teaching and learning? This online course is designed to help teachers learn the basics of the most critical Google apps as well as how to integrate them into your classroom and curriculum. The course begins with an overview of the most popular Google apps as well as an introduction to technology configurations and integration. Then, we jump into an in-depth look at how to use the following apps within the context of the curriculum starting with the apps that help most with productivity including Gmail, Drive, Docs, and Calendar. Then, the course moves to apps that can help students be more efficient including Search and Translate. Teachers will be introduced to apps that can be used in a wide variety of contexts in the classroom from teaching to simply making a teacher’s life easier. These apps include Forms, Slides, Sheets, Keep, and Photos. The basics of two robust Google apps, Earth and Maps will be shared. Teachers will also learn how to effectively use Google Classroom and Sites to make their curriculum more accessible to students. The final step is putting it all together by integrating and using several Google apps into a single lesson. By the end of this course, teachers will be proficient in both using and integrating all the most popular Google apps. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"The content was great! Everything was very clear and easy to follow, and I really appreciated the screen shots that were included. It made it easy for me to go on the apps myself and practice using them." - Marisa Willman


Enrollment Options

Course Only

$124 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD

$329 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.


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UCSD Course Number: EDUC40148
Unit One
  • Introduction to Google and Google Apps
  • Integrating Technology
  • Technology Configurations
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Calendar
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • Google Search
  • Google Translate
  • Chromebook Basics
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Google Forms
  • Google Slides
  • Google Sheets
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Google Earth and Maps
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Photos
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Google Sites
  • Google Keep
  • Using Google Apps in the Classroom
  • Assignment #4: Create lesson plans using Google apps
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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