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Resources to get Started With Google Apps and Chromebooks

Monday, January 12, 2015





Switch to Google Chrome Browser when using GAFE on a PC or laptop. http://learn.googleapps.com/chrome-browser


You will notice there isn't much about printing, because you don't need to anymore.


Steps 1, 2 and 3 are the most important. Once you get the hang of things, move on to step 4.


Chromebook Getting Started Guide https://support.google.com/chromebook/?hl=en#topic=3399709

Tour of your Chromebook https://support.google.com/chromebook/topic/3406191?hl=en&ref_topic=3399709
(includes screen, menu and keyboard and touchpad)





Step 1: Watch these videos for an overview:

What is Google Apps for Education (GAFE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiWP_C7CX78
Why Chromebooks for Education?: http://youtu.be/MeSBorbRZOA
Chromebook (Chrome OS) for Beginners: http://youtu.be/_FOZJjJqSXo
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) K-12 Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAfzcYWh5Gg
Chrome OS Guided Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLPcVAyNPE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Introducing the Chromebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVqe8ieqz10

Chromebooks for Education Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSbZQNJwPuI

Chromebooks for Education, For Every Student: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWGPzoKGxhU

Welcome to Google Apps: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/testing_dandt/gman/WTGA_ASL/story.html

Chromebooks 101 - Understanding the trackpad, keyboard and file storage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJTToZn4HBI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A Tour of your Chromebook: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2592076?hl=en&ref_topic=2589149&rd=1



Step 2: Explore the Training Material From Google (all free)



Google Apps for Education Home Page: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/

Google Apps Training Materials: www.google.com/edu/training

Learn Google Apps
http://learn.googleapps.com/





Getting Started with Google Drive http://learn.googleapps.com/drive Access, organize, and share all your files from any device, anywhere. Also includes Google Docs (equivalent of Word, Excel and PowerPoint)





Forms (part of Google Drive)Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.




Getting Started with Google Sites http://learn.googleapps.com/sites create your own class website





Training videos
http://learn.googleapps.com/training-videos (Docs, Drive, Sites)

Google Apps Training http://edutraining.googleapps.com/


Google for Education Resources: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/google-for-educators_22.html


Updated Training Modules:
"Google Apps for Education Overview"
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GDJWS8E_qe-xqf76t9WiMp83sxn9TeKFOz1fcXknhFE/edit


"Google Drive" http://edutraining.googleapps.com/Training-Home/module-4u-drive
http://learn.googleapps.com/tour-drive

Free, online course on Google - Gmail, Chrome, Search, Drive and Docs, and more http://www.gcflearnfree.org/google


Watch this webinar about Google apps and Chromebooks: http://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/0001/google-chromebooks--apps-for-education-the-power-of-the-web-for-teaching--learning/52887

Introduction to Chromebooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0fl3-dn60

Chromebook Keyboard Features https://support.google.com/chromeos/answer/1047364?hl=en


Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts https://support.google.com/chromeos/answer/183101?hl=en


Check out these "Getting Started with" guides for Google Apps:

Chrome Browser https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l6wvFnvONjY1MeG_tvW0BMnARu8ZEs1UzHOVjO1h_mc/

Google Drive https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn3sOyKSv111UX2DngOLCwd1FMCf7IgCu4RNdyjVNXg/

Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r_G7zrNXVSU6oXb0Y7JCy06pUf1a36m60ZRkNUbsqrw/edit?hl=en&authkey=CKKR3ZcD

Google Sheets https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SBno3gqXx2v0R_RMI5dj23ArIkRqtD-W8YR3LLOEK9M/edit?hl=en&authkey=COvpgZIL

Google Slides https://docs.google.com/document/d/19v3LD_fRjgbkk7frYHOv57KcXAS345WACRqrgPxUsWk/edit?hl=en&authkey=CLDN1Hc

Google Sites https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f8PnpWQcHBi1hTMEBbkKPe42LGxlVBlhwTOzkk1sPBo/edit

How to Build A Website Using Google Sites: http://youtu.be/Bhh2J8eBnkM

How to add a Google Drive folder to Google Sites: http://youtu.be/-V_R42Dc8_o


Step 3: Use Google Apps and explore what it can do, share with other teachers, learn from other teachers.


For Power Users:
Chromebook Power Tips: How to Work Smarter Online and Offline http://www.cio.com/article/746800/Chromebook_Power_Tips_How_to_Work_Smarter_Online_and_Offline


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