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Google Applied Digital Skills

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Google Applied Digital Skills is a FREE, video-based, and online curriculum that prepares students of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills. There are 120+ hours of ready-to-use lessons taught through self-paced, step-by-step videos that guide students to create useful and interactive projects. Lessons have been mapped to the following curriculums: Essential Digital Skills, Computing National Curriculum, GCSE Computer Science and GCE Computer Science.

Google Applied Digital Skills is a FREE, video-based, and online curriculum that prepares students of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills. There are 120+ hours of ready-to-use lessons taught through self-paced, step-by-step videos that guide students to create useful and interactive projects. Lessons have been mapped to the following curriculums: Essential Digital Skills, Computing National Curriculum, GCSE Computer Science and GCE Computer Science.
Start a CV
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Start a CV

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In Start a CV, students select a CV template from Google Docs. They then use the headings and their experiences to add their information to the CV. Duration: 45-90 minutes Start a CV is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Choose a CV template Fill out their personal information List prior experiences and dates Make sure information is listed in the correct places The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Manage a Project with Digital Tools
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Manage a Project with Digital Tools

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In Manage a Project with Digital Tools, students plan a team project, track its progress and costs, and prepare a summary report. Duration: 4-9 hours Manage a Project with Digital Tools is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs, Search, Sheets, and Slides. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Create and share a document to communicate project details to important people Create and share a spreadsheet to track and organize tasks, schedules, and resources Create a spreadsheet using formulas and functions to categorize and track expenses Create a slides presentation to give a progress report on a project The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Use Google to Get a New Job
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Use Google to Get a New Job

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In Use Google to Get a New Job, students search for job opportunities, explore career sites, write a CV, submit applications, and practice interviewing. Duration: 4-8 hours Use Google to Get a New Job is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs, Search, Sheets, and Slides. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Create and share a presentation with tips and ideas for finding a job in their area Create a spreadsheet to track tasks and job search progress Search for jobs online and track the jobs they’re applying for Write a CV Practice interview techniques The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Create a CV in Google Docs
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Create a CV in Google Docs

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In Create a CV in Google Docs, students learn to format, write, and design a professional CV that stands out. Duration: 45-90 minutes. Create a CV in Google Docs is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Docs, Gmail and Search. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Select a document template and modify it with relevant information and appropriate formatting. Answer the following essential question(s): How can I create a CV that will communicate relevant information about me to a potential employer, admissions officer, or scholarship committee? Internalise the following enduring understanding(s): Formatting tools and templates make CV’s easier to read and look more professional. A CV is a brief overview of who you are and how you spend your time. Present yourself as a professional, even with limited paid work experience. Choosing relevant and appropriate information to share (social media, professional email, and how to phrase skills/experience/etc.) is essential for presenting yourself as a potential candidate. A CV is a valuable tool that will help students apply for jobs, colleges, internships, or scholarships. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Plan and Budget
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Plan and Budget

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In Plan and Budget learn to make good financial decisions by analysing long-term spending, researching and comparing costs, and planning for major purchases. Duration: 7-9 hours Plan and Budget is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Maps, Search, Sheets. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Identify and analyse real world issues and problems, develop ideas and theories, and pursue answers and solutions Utilise a database, such as a spreadsheet, to collect, organise, graph, and analyse data to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making Curate information from digital sources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions Apply basic formulas (add, subtract) and advanced formulas (example: using =SUMIF to calculate costs) to spreadsheets The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Plan an Event
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Plan an Event

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In Plan an Event, students use the G Suite to choose and organise an event (create to-do lists, assign tasks, and promote an event). Duration: 6-9 hours. Plan an Event is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Calendar, Docs, Drawings, Gmail, Sheets and Sites. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Collaborate digitally in a shared document Apply basic and advanced formatting options to a document, spreadsheet, and drawing application Organise and sort data in a spreadsheet Create a digitally shared calendar Compose and reply to emails, format email messages, and share attachments Create and publish a website The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Research and Develop a Topic
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Research and Develop a Topic

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In Research and Develop a Topic learn to identify credible online sources and make an interactive research document with basic coding. Duration: 3-4 hours. Students use Apps Script, Docs and Search. Research and Develop a topic is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 The resource is video-based and features Free, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Define a problem, research question, or goal Collaborate with others to conduct research and develop digital artifacts Discuss and perform basic and advanced internet search strategies Evaluate the bias of digital information sources and select sources of information for credibility, accuracy, and relevance How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Plan Effective Meetings
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Plan Effective Meetings

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In Plan Effective Meetings, students create a meeting agenda to share with others, collect feedback, run a successful meeting, take notes, and assign action items. Duration: 45-90 minutes Plan Effective Meetings is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Calendar and Docs. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Create an agenda template for different types of meetings. Prioritize meeting agenda items. Communicate meeting information with attendees. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Technology at Work
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Technology at Work

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In Technology at Work, students research technology’s impact on the workplace and on people’s daily lives, and create a report to communicate their findings. Duration: 2-5 hours Plan an Event is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Docs, Search, Sheets, Slides, Sites. By the end of these lessons, students will be able to: Explain how technology creates new jobs and changes the way people work. Recognize information and innovation as key drivers of today’s economy. Describe various ways technology continuously changes the workplace. Identify different ways technology is used in jobs that may not be typically thought of as “tech” jobs. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks
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Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks

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In Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks, students make their lives more efficient by communicating through email, using internet search, and creating documents. Duration: 4-9 hours Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs, Drive, Gmail, and Search. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Create and set up a new Google account with strong password protection Create a document to record and share ideas for things to do on a day out with a friend Conduct an internet search and record search results in a document Email a friend or family member about plans and include an attachment Personalize emails and manage their inbox The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Effective Communications at Work
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Effective Communications at Work

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In Effective Communications at Work, students use digital tools to communicate and collaborate with others in the workplace more effectively. Duration: 6-9 hours Effective Communications at Work is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Organize a team meeting to inform, make decisions, and commit to actions Analyze feedback to find patterns in the data or identify problems and solutions Clarify and set expectations with an employee by sharing feedback in a video conference Propose a new team project to accomplish a business goal Evaluate and select a digital tool for a specific communications purpose The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Organise College Information in Google Sheets
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Organise College Information in Google Sheets

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In Organise College Information in Google Sheets, students build a list of colleges and important criteria in Google Sheets and conduct research and use what they find to compare schools. Duration: 45-90 minutes. Organise College Information in Google Sheets is suitable for: Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Search and Sheets. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Build a spreadsheet to compare colleges by specifying important criteria, researching it, and documenting the results to make an informed decision about where to go to school. Answer the following essential question(s): How can I ensure that I am making the best possible investment of my time and money when choosing a school to attend? Internalise the following enduring understanding(s): -Making an informed decision requires thoughtful consideration of many different factors. -Spreadsheets can help organise all the necessary information involved with making an informed decision. -Comparing data points requires you to have specific and consistent measurements for each. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Negotiate Your Salary
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Negotiate Your Salary

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In Negotiate Your Salary, students learn what to do before they sit down with their supervisor to ask for a raise. This includes steps to help them gather facts, organize their thoughts and information, and decide whether this is the right time to ask for a raise. Duration: 45-90 minutes Negotiate Your Salary is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs, Gmail, Search, and Sheets. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Organize information about their job and skills in a document. Search the internet for information about their job, region, and pay rate. Organize information in a table about how their qualifications match employer priorities. Write a script they can use to talk to their manager about a pay raise. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
If-Then Adventure Stories
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If-Then Adventure Stories

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If-Then Adventure Stories allows students to collaborate together to create an interactive story using Google Slides. Duration: 2-3 hours If-Then Adventure Stories is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Docs and Slides. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Collaborate in a document Create a slide presentation with a group and digitally share it with others Make decisions in groups effectively Create an engaging, visually exciting interactive story The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Pick the Next Box Office Hit
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Pick the Next Box Office Hit

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In Pick the Next Box Office Hit, students act as a movie producer to analyse movie data trends to pick the next box office hit. Duration: 6-9 hours Pick the Next Box Office Hit is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Apps Scripts, Docs, Drawing and Sheets. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Make a decision and justify it based on intuition and data Visualise data using graphs Analyse data using formulas The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Organise Files in Drive
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Organise Files in Drive

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In Organise Files in Drive, students use Google Drive to store, access, and share files in one central place. Duration: 45-90 minutes Organise Files in Drive is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Docs and Drive. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Create and color-code folders in Google Drive to save class materials and assignments. Create a file naming convention to easily find assignments and keep track of due dates. Move related files into the appropriate class folder or sub-folder. Share files and folders with a classmate and add to their own Drive. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Organise Group Projects in Google Sheets
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Organise Group Projects in Google Sheets

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In Organise Group Projects in Google Sheets, students collaborate to learn how to use digital tools to organize a group project in a spreadsheet. Duration: 45-90 minutes Organise Group Projects in Google Sheets is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Post-16 Students use Search and Sheets. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Manage a long-term group project in Google Sheets by setting deadlines, tracking progress, assigning responsibilities, and keeping notes. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Create a Presentation "All About a Topic"
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Create a Presentation "All About a Topic"

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In Create a Presentation “All About a Topic”, students create an interactive presentation to share information about a topic they care about. Duration: 45-90 minutes Create a Presentation “All About a Topic” is suitable for Key Stage 3. Students use Search and Slides. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Create a slide presentation that includes text, images, and animations to communicate information about a specific topic. Answer the following essential question: How do I introduce a topic and express my personality and interests in an engaging, compelling way to an audience? Internalise the following enduring understandings: There are different ways to convey information to entertain, engage, and inform your audience. Making a presentation is one way to share information about yourself or a topic. How you add to and customise a presentation gets your message across in different ways. The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Program a Progress Bar
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Program a Progress Bar

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In Program a Progress Bar, students program a progress bar in Google Slides to inform their audience of how far along they are in the presentation. Duration: 45-90 minutes Program a Progress Bar is suitable for: Key Stage 3 Students use Apps Script, Search, and Slides. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: Use Google Apps Script to program a progress bar in Google Slides The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.
Research and Writing
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Research and Writing

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In Research and Writing, students research on the Internet, evaluate sources, and draft and publish a document. Duration: 5-10 hours Research and Writing is suitable for: Post-16 Students use Docs and Search. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to: Brainstorm in a document Conduct internet research and evaluate source credibility Create an outline for a paper Collect feedback from a partner Write a rough draft Revise and proofread a draft Publish their work in another digital format The resource is video-based and features FREE, ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics to enable teachers to evaluate a student’s work across a variety of skills and levels of proficiency (i.e. beginner, developing, accomplished, and exemplary) and a dashboard to show how each student is progressing. How to get started? Sign in as an Instructor with a Google account here. If you don’t have a Google account, click “more options” and then “create an account”. If you are a teacher in England, you can register here for our free teacher workshops. . If you would like to bring the applied digital skills training event to your school, college or centre near you and can guarantee 20 educators, we can host the event at your school or college.