WORKING IN THE CLOUD

A Look at 3 Google Tools

DAY ONE

Introduction


"Welcome to Working in the Cloud".


This class will give you a brief introduction to performing task in the cloud. We will take a look at four tools that you can use to collaborate on team projects, or individualized work.

If you have an understanding of how to use Microsoft Word and, Excel, you will have no problem grasping the concept of the tools that will be presented to you.

This course may be taken by one person, or it may be taken by as many as 100 people.


Your classroom setting almost doesn't matter as long as you have access to computers - They can be desktops, laptops. They can be PC, or Mac's , or even a tablet- and an Internet connection.





9:00 - 9:30AM - Introduction of Students and, instructor.

Class will introduce themselves and give a little background information as to why their taking this class.

Google Drive Screencast

Day One

9:30 - 10:00AM - Google Drive

A short lecture on Google Drive


A short discussion on Google Drive. How to create a drive, how you store documents in it.


A explanation of what a virtual drive is. Discuss how you can also create the Google drive on your desktop. Will answer any questions about the topic.


Screencast:

http://youtu.be/lp9F9FXg-9I

Google Docs

10:00 - 10:30AM

A short lecture on Google Docs


We will discuss how Google Docs compares to Microsoft Word. What you can do with docs.


How you save your Google document. Will answer any questions about the topic.

http://youtu.be/b4wOIYOQeJ4

Google SpreadSheets

10:30 - 11:00AM -

A short lecture on Google SpreadSheets


We will discuss how Google Spreadsheets compares to Microsoft Excel. What you can do with docs.


How you save your Google Spreadsheet. Will answer any questions about the topic.

http://youtu.be/XFfCUpq7Gls

DAY TWO


9:30AM - 10:00AM

Class will view a video (complements of YouTube) on Showme Interactive Whiteboard for iPad, and discuss how they see it being put to use.

Kevin Brown 230

Showme Interactive Whiteboard by Kevin Brown 230
iPadagogy - App Review - ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Tutorial

Collaboration Excersice

10:00AM - 12:00PM:

The class will break down into teams.

Each team will develop a simple project. I.E; Best way to bag your groceries.

Each team member will create a Google Drive, and give permissions to their respective team members.

Team members will make use of the tools discussed in day one's training.

Google Drive

Google Docs

Google Spreadsheets


12:15 - 2:00PM:

Each team will give a short presentation of their project showing how they used the Google tools.