Google Applications Curriculum: Google Apps Fundamentals
While working with Business and Computer Applications teachers, we have heard a lot of interest expressed in learning content that covers cloud-based office applications such as Google Applications and Office 365.
Because there are few Google Applications curriculum resources currently available, and because Chromebooks are gaining popularity in many schools, our development team decided to work on Google Applications. This curriculum includes modules covering: Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
Overview of the Google Apps Curriculum
Each module includes online learning with hands-on activities using the specific Google application. The content not only provides instructions on how to use features within the applications, but also explains concepts such as:
- Relative versus absolute addressing in Google Sheets
- Benefits of using paragraph styles in Google Docs
In addition to the online learning, each module includes unit quizzes and a comprehensive module test to assess the students. Worksheets are also provided to the student, which can be filled out as they progress through the lessons. These worksheets are a handy study guide for the quizzes and tests. These are the modules that will be included:
Google Apps Fundamentals
In this module, students will learn about Google Apps and the Google Drive environment. They will explore the common interface and learn how to access help for the office-related Google Apps, which includes Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
Google Docs Fundamentals
In this module, students will learn how to format characters and paragraphs and change document layouts.
They will also learn how to use the available tools such as the Research and Define tools.
Google Sheets Fundamentals
In this module, students will learn about spreadsheets and how to select cells, enter formulas and functions, and how to format data and text.
Google Slides Fundamentals
In this module, students will learn how to add slides, enter text, insert images and drawings, and format objects. Students will also learn how to create effective presentations.
Google Collaboration Fundamentals
In this module, students learn about collaboration and use Google Applications to share and collaboratively work in files as a class and in teams.