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Google Professional Development Series – week 2

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Week 2 Lessons – Collaboration
Stop, collaborate, and listen. It’s all about working together in this week’s training email. If you’ve been using Google tools at all, you’ve probably heard of the benefit of collaboration over and over again. The following lessons cover a range of ways that you may collaborate with others in your professional life – from sharing ideas within your own learning network to giving and receiving feedback on documents.

1: Build Your Own Learning Network
2: Make Fewer Class Copies
3: Give and Receive Feedback

Total Time: 51 minutes

Advanced Examples
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of collaborating with Google tools, check out these more advanced use-cases to expand your learning even further.

Advanced Examples (optional):
1. Use the “Explore” button in Google Docs to search Google directly from Docs. You can also drag & drop images and cite your sources directly – instructions here
2. Google Keep is now linked with Google Docs. Save lists or images directly from Google Docs to a note in Google Keep directly from the Docs interface – instructions here

Certification Exam Prep
Sample Multiple Choice Question
Ms. Bowie wants her students to write 4-page essay, but does not want to carry home 20 copies of this essay to grade, or use so much paper. What alternative options does Ms Bowie have using Google tools? Select 2 answers.
A. Distribute the assignments through Classroom, so all essays will automatically save in a Drive folder.
B. Notify her students via Gmail to use smaller fonts and print double-sided to use less paper.
C. Get her students to make a video of themselves reading their essay instead of turning in a Doc or hard copy.
D. Ask her students to write their essays using Docs and share it with so that she can comment directly on their work.Sample Scenario Question
Task 1: Log into Google+ and join the “Science Teachers United” community at your school.
Task 2: Navigate to Google Drive and open the Google Slides called “2017 Science Department Strategy”.
Task 3: Add a comment on slide 5 asking your colleague Bani (banipatel@myeducert.org) to clarify the goals for the new project-based curriculum.

The multiple choice answers are A and D.
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