Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a free platform for schools offering email, calendar, website, and online office services. SDCOE has assisted several districts across the county in both the setup and training aspects of Google Apps for Education. In addition, SDCOE has created an online resources website for districts to utilize with videos, instructions, lesson ideas, and sample communication documents at googleapps.sdcoe.net.
This seven-week blended-learning course of study provides a unique learning experience focused on the use and application of Google Apps for Education. Learners will experience how to use collaborative documents, presentations, and websites in the classroom to increase student engagement. Modules cover designing Common Core-aligned lessons, implementing a paperless writers workshop, and publishing work to the web, all using Google’s free online tools.