Course description

Participants in this course will receive 2  credits from NYC ASPDP (salary credits) or the University of Pacific (PDU Crdits) 

  • NYCDOE ASPDP: NYC teachers must also enroll on the ASPDP website in order to receive credit; must be during the correct semester.
  • University of Pacific: Professional development units (PDUs) designed for educators. PDUs are post-baccalaureate professional development coursework credits designed specifically for graduate-level educators and administrators. Semester units (hours) of non-degree graduate level credit are awarded for successful completion of coursework. After completing the course, you will need to pay the University of Pacific $150 for the credits and official transcript ($75 per unit of credit).


In order to receive credit, you will need to:

  • Respond to all lesson prompts
  • Respond to at least 2 others per module
  • Complete all assignments/artifacts


This course will focus on the multiple uses of Google Apps for Education and how teachers can incorporate Google Apps into their classroom in order to improve student learning and assessment in instruction. Each session will focus on a particular application, explaining how to use it, as well as specific examples on how it can be implemented in the classroom. We will not only cover the basics involved in Google Apps (docs, sheets, forms, slides. classroom, sites), but we will also target specific add-ons in order to increase productivity, student learning and assessment in instruction. These add-ons and extensions will include speech-text/text-speech software, dictionaries and translation services so the students can access the information with ease. By using GAFE, teachers will be able to create and share engaging lessons, and students will be able to automatically turn in their assignments online. Teachers will also be able to create online quizzes, and then automatically grade and email their students their scores and a personalized message. They will also be able to track student progress, send automated emails if students are missing any work and create lessons that allow students to virtually visit places throughout the world.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to create a Google group, create and share calendar events, Google docs, sheets, forms, slides and utilize specific add-ons to increase productivity and student performance. The end of the course will cover how to set up and use Google Classroom and Sites in order to create a platform in which students can interact virtually to share resources and assignments. The goal of this course is that participants will be able to utilize and implement the various Google Apps for Education applications in order to engage students in learning, increase productivity and use assessment in instruction.

Each session will focus on a particular app or resource and explain how it can be incorporated into the classroom. We will not only cover the basics involved in Google Apps (docs, sheets, forms, slides), but we will also target specific add-ons that can be added to your Drive/Chrome in order to increase your own productivity and student learning.

For more information on the course, please preview the syllabus here.

Aquila Education

Aquila Education

Online Courses

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Course Contents

24 Videos

14 Multimedia

11 Texts

29 PDFs

21 Disqus

24.0 hrs

Course Curriculum