Developing Applied Digital Skills Using Google Tools Series
Overview: WIOA defines digital literacy as “the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information.” In this series we will explore how we can better integrate digital skills into the academic skills we are already developing and strengthening with our students. We will explore how the Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Docs and Google Slides can be used to develop and strengthen reading, writing, and critical thinking skills (for all levels) with an emphasis on the digital skills laid out in WIOA’s definition of digital skills. We will also review Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum which provides free project-based video curriculum designed to develop practical digital skills for teachers and students.
Session 1: Introduction to the Tools in Google Drive
In this session, we will explore what Google Drive has to offer and why it is so useful for adult education. We will review four Google tools including Docs and Sheets. We will practice organizing, sharing, and copying our Google files and folders and learn some tips and tricks for Google Searching.
This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $4500.00 for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.