Introduction to Basic Computer Skills for the Google Classroom

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Want to get started using digital resources in your classroom? Help your students gain the background technology skills they need to learn and complete online assignments.

Students work to earn their "Google Driver's License". Students will learn and practice over 80 skills with step by step instructions, screenshots, and tutorial gifs (short moving pictures).

If you are nervous about moving to using technology in your classroom, you can complete the assignments first to prepare yourself. To use this you will need to have free google accounts for your students. (My district doesn't have Google Classroom but we can still use Google Drive.) Download the preview for detailed specifics.

The skills are broken into three sets: Class C is the easiest. It focuses mainly on text and images. Class B focuses on writing and research. Class A goes into depth with shapes and tables while introducing special skills like creating a gif.

This can be differentiated to meet your needs. You can choose one section to have your students complete or you can have them work through all three.

There are three Driver's License Tests (one for each Class) but you can choose to only have them complete the last one if you have them go through all three Classes. These license can be printed as a reward for completing the class.

I designed these for use at my school. All our third graders will complete Class C. Our fourth graders will complete Class B. Our fifth and 6th Graders will complete through Class A. Our staff member that are new to using Google Apps in their classroom can go through the lessons on their own at their own pace.

If you'd like to purchase this for professional staff development, please purchase a license for each teacher. One license is for one teacher and his / her students. Additional license can be purchased for 50% off.

Class C Skills
Insert Text Boxes
Change the Font
Change the Font Size
Change the Font Color
Align Left, Right, Center
Bold, Italic, Underline
Change the Title
Copy / Paste
Undo / Redo
Insert Images
Adjust Image Size
How Not to Distort an Image
Create New Slide
Save a Slide as a jpg
Attach to an Email
Open a New Tab
Open Drive
Create a New Folder
Create a New Doc
Move to a Folder
Share a Folder
Fill Out a Form
Click on a Link

Class B Skils
Highlight and Change Words
Align Top, Middle, Bottom
Adjust Line Spacing
Format Text Boxes
Create a Numbered List
Create a Bulleted List
Choose List Style
Capitalization Rules
Quotation Marks
Right Click for Spelling Correction
Run Spell Check
Research Tool
Image Usage Rights
Research: Search
Research: Images
Rotate an Image
Research: Video
Copy / Paste
Research: Dictionary
Right Click to Define
Research: Quote
Find and Replace
Take a Snapshot
Center on a Page

Class A License
Text: Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Superscript, and Subscript
Clear Formatting
Add More Fonts
Rotate and Adjust Text Boxes
Insert Lines and Arrows
Format Lines and Arrows
Use Line Scribble to Write
Group / Ungroup
Insert Video
Insert and Format Word Art
Take a Snapshot
Crop an Image
Image Options
Insert and Format Tables
Add and Delete Columns
Add and Delete Rows
Merge and Unmerge Cells
Distribute Rows
Distribute Columns
Create a Google Drawing
Create a New Presentation
Page Set Up
Create New Slides
Slide Layout
Slide Transitions
Download as a Photo
Create a Gif
Insert a Link

Updated September 2016 by request. There is now an iPad alternative version
Google Slides is very different on the iPad. The iPad Alternative contains 26 slides that can be done on the iPad. It is a combination of slides from A, B, and C with alternate screenshots showing how it works on the iPad. Download the preview for a detailed list of skills covered.

Updated October 2016
Google changed their Research Tool to an Explore Tool. Slides have been adjusted to reflect the changes.
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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