Looking for Lesson Plans to Teach Google to Secondary Students?
CS-First from Google has the answer
CS-First from Google has recently published video-based lessons for teaching Google to grades 7-12 students. This course uses instructional videos and creative projects to teach students how to use G Suite applications. Students will develop digital literacy through creative projects.
Getting Started as a Teacher:
- Click this link CS-First from Google to sign up.
- Click on Get Started
- You need to sign in as a Teacher first.
- You will be prompted to connect to your Google account (use your @aurorak12.org) and school.
- Next you will create a class and be given a class code for students.
Benefits and Features:
- Prepares students for future careers. Prepare them with practices like communication, collaboration, and research
- Contains project-based curriculum that allows students to apply their new skills to real, relevant problems.
- Teaches students to behave ethically online. Digital citizenship is embedded in the lessons and encourages student to use technology tools safely and responsibly.
- Utilize the videos for a blended learning model in order to give individualized attention and foster student growth.
- Personalizes learning for students by giving them the opportunity to explore their interests, use their strengths, and develop important skills and ideas.
- Students gain computational thinking and programming skills along with creative problems solving.
- Lessons are more than "how-to" use an application. Students express ideas, collaborate with others, analyze and solve problems, and create.