The Advanced G Suite Google Classroom

In this workshop, participants will develop knowledge, understanding and proficiency in using G Suite for Education and the Web to develop student-centered, creative learning environments. Through hands-on activities and simulations, participants will experience what Harvard professor Tony Wagner terms “a culture of innovation”— a creative environment that encourages students to be the kind of adaptive, immersed thinkers and leaders essential for today’s cognitively demanding and competitive global environment. By combining the collaborative power of Google Apps with the creative potential of web-based creation tools, participants will be able expand their understanding and their student’s capacity to create and collaborate in the classroom.

Approaches to creation will include:

  • Creating and Collaborating with Google Drive: Docs, Sheets,Slides, Drawings and more
  • Creating Student Centered Learning Environments with HyperDocs & Interactive Google Slide Notebooks
  • Google Apps & Add-ons to increase the functionality of Google Drive
  • Chrome Browser apps and extensions to promote student creation & creativity
  • Creative web tools to produce video, audio & animations that address: audio creation & editing, digital storytelling, video creation, website development, and publishing

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed specifically for participants who have experience with G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) or those who have previously attended an EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop, an EdTechTeacher Pre-Conference Workshop, or teachers and administrators who have at least one year of experience in a 1:1 or shared classroom.

Workshop Location, Dates, and Instructors:


June 15-16

with Avra Robinson

Menlo Park

June 22-23

with Ben Sondgeroth

Device/ App Requirements:

It is important to prepare your device with the appropriate installations as noted below and download the required apps before your workshop.

  1. Please make sure to bring your device (laptop or Chromebook) fully charged and updated to the latest operating system. You are encouraged to bring more than one device if you so wish.
  2. Many applications we will be using require a Google account. Please create a Google account and login before coming to the workshop. Please bring your Google ID and password account information with you. Even if you have a school Google Account, we also recommend creating a personal one, as some schools restrict faculty (and student) downloading of apps and tools. Please bring your school Google ID and password account information with you as well.
  3. While we do provide a list of apps ahead of time, you may be asked to download a new FREE app or update an existing one. Having your Google ID and password readily available will help minimize disruptions and enable you to get the most out of your workshop experience.

App Requirements:

As new apps and updates are continuously changing, a complete list will be published here and emailed to participants closer to the workshop.

Graduate Credit:

Framingham State University offers 1 graduate credit for this course. You must attend all workshop hours and complete a final assignment. Cost is $75 per credit and registration forms will be emailed to participants upon registration and available on the first day of class.

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