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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Google Tools and Drive II 
Workshop description

This is the second workshop in the “Google Tools and Drive” series. The workshop maintains focus on Google Drive and puts into practice the collaboration aspects of the Drive. Participants, after attending Drive I, are given several “homework” assignments within different Google Drive shares to model online and classroom learning approaches. The assignments focus on different ways to use Google Drive in and out of the classroom with students. Ideas are presented on creating, sharing, and implementing collaboration with and between students. Detail on the core Drive suite: Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, Presenter, Drawing including the use of Templates, Add-ons and other tools are shown and practiced. Google Drive synchronization is discussed as are Google teacher sites and online lesson plans at the ready for almost instant use in a classroom.This workshop's main focus Google Drive and its Apps - the workshop can be tailored to focus or include other aspects of Google in order to meet the needs of a school site as requested by the training coordinator.

Prerequisites: All participants MUST have a Google account and basic computer skills. Participants should attend the Drive I workshop of this series OR have a working understanding of Google Drive (as well as a gmail account). Beginners should not attend this workshop.

Session length 3 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 business days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.