Free from Google & friEdTechnology
Google has lots of free learning resources that you can take advantage of both on your own and through friEdTechnology. We'll try to keep this page updated with offers that might interest you, but if you ever have a question about whether your school or district is eligible for a program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting Started with Google for Education Email Series
What is it? An 8-week email series where you will receive one email per week for 8 weeks. In each email, you'll see getting started information that will help you make the most of Google Tools in your classroom even if you are coming with no technical skills.
Who is it for? This series is for early beginners who don't know where to get started with Google's core tools.
What does it cover?
Week 1: Drive
Week 2: Docs
Week 3: Classroom
Week 4: Forms
Week 5: Slides
Week 6: Sheets
Week 7: Drawings
Week 8: Sites
What if I need to get credit for my learning? (CPEs/CPUs) Your school may allow you to provide self-documentation to receive credit for this free course, so you should ask if that is possible. If your school needs you to receive a certificate with a number of hours for content like this in order for it to be counted, check out The Google Starter Pack course from friEdTechnology available by December 1, 2019 at friEdOnline which will allow you to earn 12 hours of credit for continuing education and get more in-depth with your learning.
Applied Digital Skills
What is it? Applied Digital Skills is an online learning portal that provides extensive learning opportunities for both secondary students and adults. Teachers can use it to assign work to their students and monitor progress. The learning materials are robust and include templates, videos, and assignments where learners manipulate and create content.
Who is it for? Some of the lessons in the Applied Digital Skills program are appropriate and would be useful with children as young as 3rd grade; however, the target audience is 7th grade through adult.
What does it cover? The Applied Digital Skills catalog grows frequently. We've listed some of the most popular lessons below:
If-Then Adventure Stories
Research and Develop a Topic
Technology Ethics and Security
Create a Resume
Plan an Event
What if I want to learn about this in person? From time to time, we are able to offer in-person sessions about Applied Digital Skills and how to get started with it as a learning tool. If you have at least 35 teachers who can gather for at least 3 hours to learn about the program, please email us and we'll see if we can get you scheduled!