Happy Monday everyone!
I’m going to start the week off by tooting my own horn just a little bit because I’m overjoyed about how my summer has gone so far. A few accomplishments:
- I earned my Google Certified Educator (GCE) Level 1 and Level 2 Certification. If you haven’t gone through the training center, I highly recommend it! Even if you don’t plan on taking the certification exams ($10 and $25), the free training gave me great ideas to enhance my digital lessons using Google Apps.
- I became a 2017 LearnZillion Dream Team Content Creator, and I’m super excited to be a part of their latest project! I just started last week, and I will tell you more about the exciting new content as we roll out at the end of the summer.
- I just heard today that I am going to be a LearnZillion Ambassador this year! This is a new position at LearnZillion, but basically I will be helping to develop the content that we will present at conferences, in blog posts, etc. I will also get to travel to both national and local conferences to talk about my story on the Dream Team and talk about LearnZillion’s resources!
I also have all of these lovely badges I get to display on my websites, social media pages, and email signature.
I’m sure there will be more of these throughout the summer, but I am beginning to create some Google tutorials that I want to share with my colleagues throughout this year as we transition to 1:1 Chromebooks. At the beginning of the year, we are going to encourage everyone to create a Google Classroom for each class so they have a centralized location to distribute announcements/assignments/due dates. This first tutorial is a quick-start guide to creating and using a Google Classroom site, and it is aimed at beginners, but has a few tips even if you’ve used a Classroom page before. Feel free to steal it and tweak it for your needs if you need something to take to your school, or need help getting started! I plan on coming up with a walkthrough of a few more advanced features soon.
Here’s the file in two different formats:
Is there anything I’ve left out for beginners, anything I should add? Leave a comment below!
Tomorrow, I’m going to share some tips on using Google Forms and Sheets!