Just in Time Courses
Are you interested in going deeper? EdTechTeam now offers anytime, anywhere learning to help you advance your skills and knowledge! Explore and discover our ever expanding catalogue of online courses that have been built and designed with you in mind. Our courses include 15 hours of deep learning, application, and authenticity. Each course will connect you to global experts on each topic and build you a valuable and supportive learning community.
Basic Google Tools Courses
Create! Collaborate! Share! Learn the power of Google Drive and Docs! In this 15 hour course, you will learn how to use Google Drive and Docs in your classroom. You will learn how to use Google Drive as the hub for your paperless classroom and how to create a doc, share the doc, and learn about all the tools and features that are available in Google Docs. Get ready to share and collaborate with others!
In this course, you will learn about Google Slides and Google Drawings and you will get to see how the 2 tools work together. Google Slides provide a wide variety of ways to present material and allow for collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn the basics of Google Slides, such as formatting, inserting text and images, hyperlinking as well as available publishing options. While using this tool in Google Drive, we will also explore creative ways to implement Slides into your curriculum.
Google Forms helps you make surveys, polls, and quizzes in your classroom while giving you instant feedback through Google Sheets. In this course, you will learn some of the powerful ways to use Google Forms and Sheets in your school and appreciate the versatility of these amazing tools.
Gmail and Google Calendar are essential parts of the G Suite for Education. Knowing how to use Gmail and Google calendar efficiently will save you lots of time as you organize your messages and plan ahead. This 1 credit course will walk you through the basic features of Gmail, Google’s email service to help maximize your use of the tool. The second half of the course is dedicated to Google Calendar which is a key element for efficient workflow.
Create! Collaborate! Share! Learn the power of the NEW Google Sites! In this 15 hour course, you will learn how to create a Site for your classroom, as a student portfolio and for professional development. You will learn how to use Google Sites as the hub for your paperless classroom, seamlessly share all that you use in Google Drive, Maps, and Youtube. Join us as we learn more about and design your own communication hub.
Google Classroom is your Mission Control for your Digital Classroom. It provides the organization and workflow for a paperless classroom. Classroom wraps up the power of Google Drive and Google Calendar into an easy-to-use package that will save you time and improve the student experience. Best of all it is a student-centered digital space that helps them stay informed and organized. Move your classroom into the digital age with Google Classroom.
Other Google Tools Courses
Video is a powerful medium for bringing relevant engaging information to your classroom. YouTube allows our students to experience events, places, and people that might otherwise not be possible. Not only do we have the ability to consume content, we have an ever-increasing ease to create content as well. We can create content to supplement our teaching, offer remediation, and to allow students to show mastery of learning. This course will provide you with the foundational skills necessary to utilize existing video content as well as the skills needed to become a creator of content.
Technology has always had a place in our math classrooms; whether through calculators, statistical software or graphing applications. This course will challenge your thinking of how technology can be used to deepen understanding, increase engagement and enhance communication in a math classroom. Looking at tools for understanding, communication, and engagement, this course will guide you through creating a blended unit using the technology that is readily available at your school.
Google Forms and Sheets are two of the most useful components in the G Suite toolset. With Google Forms, you can collect and validate data entries. With Google Sheets, users can organize, analyze and display the collected data. In this course, you will learn a variety of methods to use Google Forms and Sheets in your school or classroom and utilize the advanced features of these tools.
Meeting All Learners
During this course, we will look at some of the various assistive technology tools that are readily available which students and teachers can access to enhance, support and overcome various exceptionalities. The primary focus of this course will be centered around tips and strategies for students with learning disabilities.
As literacy teachers, it is important that we include five essential elements into our literacy practice; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In this course, we will examine effective ELL strategies within each of the five literacy elements and consider how you can apply them into your own literacy instruction.
We are excited to work with you throughout this course on the 4Cs. As background, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning created and developed what the called the 4Cs in education. As educators incorporate the 4Cs into their lessons and classrooms, they can be assured that they are teaching the skills their students will need to be successful.
Extending Your Classroom
Forget the textbook for a minute and learn how to get connected with teachers all over the globe as you open your classroom door and invite the world in. By using online resources to collaborate with international professionals, you will change your life as a teacher. Watch students be more motivated than ever before as they meet kids in other countries, such as mine who got to talk to kids in Kenya. This course will help you take the first steps in making global connections and opening your classroom up to new opportunities.
We live and work in a global society, and yet for many students their frame of reference is a very small community or neighborhood. Expand their horizons by including Google’s Geo tools and apps so students can grow their understanding of how they fit in the global landscape. By getting kids creating we can better see how they are building skill sets and interpreting content to become global citizens. We will explore a variety of maker activities that involve geo tools, including Google Maps and Google MyMaps. Sample projects will be shared, and you will build models and plan future opportunities for your students.
With the recent unveiling of the New Google Earth, we are excited about the possibilities to help you bring the world into your classroom. This course will provide you with a hands-on guide to the features of New Google Earth and multiple lesson plan ideas that you can start implementing with your students today!
K2Can Too Courses
What can our littlest learners create in the Google Suite? In this course, we will explore tools in the Google Suite that can be used to support learning and creativity in the primary grades. Participants will use tools from the Core Google Suite including Classroom, Docs, Forms, Drawings, Slides, and My Maps to create and share a variety of activities designed for young learners.
Get started using a Chromebook today! The Chromebook in the Classroom online course explores how to begin using a Chromebook and the Chrome Browser.
Chromebook Student Repair Teams are a powerful tool to promote student agency. They can potentially save your school time and money by lowering the financial and other burdens of having devices out of service. In this course, you will learn both the “why” and “how” of starting your own Chromebook Student Repair Team. You will also create an Implementation Roadmap to guide your journey to in-house Chromebook repairs.
The EdTechTeam Online Course featuring Apple Teacher for iPad is the best support for educators pursuing Apple Teacher recognition independently. Requiring 15 hours of commitment, the program introduces participants to the Apple Teacher Learning Center, and to popular apps relevant to various grade levels and subject areas. Through a series of hands-on challenges, participants will earn at least two out of eight badges toward Apple Teacher recognition on iPad. Each activity is rich with inspiring ideas, providing participants with a positive hands-on experience and the confidence to immediately apply their new knowledge in the classroom.
The EdTechTeam Online Course featuring Apple Teacher is the best support for educators pursuing Apple Teacher recognition independently. Requiring 15 hours of work, the program introduces participants to the Apple Teacher Learning Center, and to popular apps relevant to various grade levels and subject areas. Through a series of hands-on challenges, participants will earn eight badges on Mac toward Apple Teacher recognition. Each activity is rich with inspiring ideas, providing participants with a positive hands-on experience and the confidence to immediately apply their new knowledge in the classroom.