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First Days

Day 1

  • Introduction to Class
  • Class Outline
  • Class Rules and Expectations
  • Create Gmail Account
Homework
  • Send Mr. Sloan an email from home before the next class.

Day 2

  • Finish Setting up Gmail Accounts.
  • Introduce Google Chat, Video Chat & Phone Calls
  • Create some Contacts.
  • Create a Filter and Labels
Introduce students to Google Apps
  • Overview of the different types of documents that can be created:
    • Documents
    • Presentations
    • Spreadsheets
    • Forms
    • Drawings
    • Collections
  • Explain how to share a document and share it with others so they can either edit or just view the document.
  • Create a Document and share with it with others on your row. Your row will now collaborate on a document together.
Document Content:
The Document will be on the Provincial and Territorial Flowers and Birds of Canada. Students will:
  • include a table with the information displayed neatly
  • include photos and descriptions of both flowers and birds.
  • the provincial flag under the name of the province
  • create links to resources that was used in collecting the information
  • add photos by:
    • uploading
    • URL link
    • Google Image Search
    • Picasa (Optional)
  • share document with Mr. Sloan when finished.

Day 3

Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Introduce students to helpful "Keyboard Shortcuts"
  • Explain and demonstrate how they can be more efficient when using a computer by using these shortcuts
  • Challenge:
    • First to find out how to type the ⇧⌘⌥⌃ symbols gets a prize.
  • Have students create a new Google Document to record "Finder Shortcuts."

Day 4

Continue Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Have students create a new table in their Google document to record "Global Shortcuts."
  • Challenge: First to find out how to type the  symbol gets a prize.

Day 5

Continue Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Screen Capture Shortcuts
  • Have students create a new table in their Google document to record "Screen Capture Shortcuts."
  • First to find out how to take a picture of a drop down menu gets a prize.
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