G Suite & Google Drive


For Remote Learning: Elementary

G Suite & Google Drive for Remote Learning: Elementary

May 18th – May 22nd

One Week Spring Online Course

In this one week course, EdTechTeacher instructor, Avra Robinson, will explore how teachers can create interactive learning experiences to support remote learning during extended school closings. Through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities, course participants will explore several different online learning environments, tools, and ideas that will engage students in a variety of ways. Some examples include creating interactive activities with Google Drawings, as well as exploring digital books and journals with Google Slides. We will also discover ways that teachers and students can utilize audio and video to augment communication, make connections, and give feedback. We will harness the power of digital choice boards as a tool for augmenting student voice and choice, and keep it all organized in Google Drive and Google Classroom. Overall, this course will provide ideas, strategies, and guided challenges with hands-on practice time to support teachers as they begin teaching remotely.

Course Outline

The course will run online from from May 18th – May 22nd

Over the one week period, participants will engage in:

  • Three (3) synchronous webinars
  • Three (3) asynchronous online activities & challenges

Online Activities / Modules: This online course will be facilitated through Google Classroom. All course materials, updates, webinar links and course discussions will be available through Google Classroom.

NOTE: Please have access to a personal Gmail / Google account to participate in this course.

School issued G Suite for Education accounts will not allow access into our Google Classroom course.

Webinars: All synchronous webinars will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 EST through Zoom. Webinar recordings will be archived and available in the Google Classroom course.

Webinar Dates – All webinars will run from 1:00 – 2:00 EST

Webinar 1: 5/18 – Google Drive, Google Docs & Google Classroom to manage resources and workflow in G Suite

Webinar 2: 5/20 – Interactive Activities using Google Drawings, Google Slides, and Google Jamboard

Webinar 3: 5/22Creating Guided Lessons with Google Forms, Screencastify, and Google Sites

Course Outline:

Part 1: Managing Workflow & Organization Google Drive & G Suite

  • Organizing Google Drive with visual cues
  • Strategies to better organize Google Classroom
  • Exploring Google Docs beyond Word Processing

Part 2: Interactive Activities

  • Google Slides for digital books, journals, and guided choice boards
  • Google Drawings & Google Jamboard for graphical interfaces
  • Augmenting Google tools with audio

Part 3: Creating Guided Lessons Using Google Sites

  • Creating video with Screencastify
  • Google Forms for formative assessment opportunities
  • Putting it together in Google Sites

Who Should Attend?

  • Elementary Grade Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches

Technology Requirements

  • Personal Gmail / Google Account (non school issued G Suite for EDU Google Account)
  • The Webinars will be run with Zoom
  • Please download Zoom ahead of time on your device
  • Zoom Download Page

Meet the Instructor – Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson is the Director of Online Learning and an Instructor for EdTechTeacher, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. An authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist, Avra has been working with teachers and students for over 20 years. Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Avra was first a classroom teacher and later the Instructional Technology Coordinator and coach for a K-8 school district in Northern Illinois. During that time, she worked with teachers and students on a daily basis as they worked towards total Common Core State Standards integration in a 1:1 program that included Chromebooks, iPads, and Windows laptops. Avra has presented at local and regional conferences sharing ideas about digital publishing, coaching teachers, Google Apps for Education, and more.


For more information about these workshops, please contact Gail Ross-McBride at gail@edtechteacher.org or call 888-377-9518 ext 1.

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