Friday, April 29, 2016

Google Level 1 and 2 Skills Checklists

Interested in Google Certification?  

I found a wonderful resource that has a comprehensive checklist of skills for both the Level 1 and Level 2 Google Educator exams.  I would love to say that I created the checklists, but I did not.  However, they are great and I regularly follow Eric Curts' blog for inspiration.  I also don't believe in recreating the wheel. 

So, for those of you that have embarked on the journey towards obtaining your certifications, please feel free to go to the website and use the following checklists:

Google educator Level 1 Skills Checklist
Google educator Level 2 Skills Checklist

Google Level 1 Certified Educator
For those who are interested in learning the basics of the Google apps for education (GAFE), such as Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites.  It also helps to give you ideas on how to use  the tools together to increase student collaboration and engagement, as well as ease your overall workflow.

Google Level 2 Certified Educator
For the advanced user of Google Apps for Education who wants to learn advanced skills for integration and use the tools to transform the way you teach and how your students demonstrate their knowledge.   

Google Training Site
Google has an entire site filled with tutorials and scenarios to teach you about each of the GAFE and implementation in your classroom.  The site even tracks your progress for you so that you don't forget where you left off.  When you're ready, order your exam and get ready for an 3 hour long skills based test to prove your proficiency.  When you pass the exam, you can proudly display your badge. 

If you want to follow along on Eric Curt's blog, feel free to click over to his site to see his tutorial about the certification exams and his skills checklists. 

For our school district, we have several TTT's available to assist you with you google skills, even if you're not interested in obtaining certification. As always, your building technology leaders can assist you along the way.