Google Drive Essentials

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Google Drive Essentials

A Google Apps Textbook for Youth Beginners

Authored by George O Somers
Edition: 1

The purpose of this textbook is to introduce young people and beginners to valuable word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics and forms skills using Google Drive. In this book, George Somers provides a curriculum, complete with 35 lessons and assessments, designed for grades five through eight. However, anyone new to Google Drive and Google Apps will benefit from the skills taught in this textbook. The book includes materials and graphics which have been updated for Google Drive 2.0 (2014).

George Somers has been a technology educator in Central California since 1993. He currently teaches Kindergarten through eighth grades at Our Lady of Mercy School in Merced, CA. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Computer Applications for Merced College in Merced, CA. George has created this textbook by employing the lessons and assignments he has used in his teaching career and drawing upon his twenty plus years of teaching experience.

Google Drive Lessons in this Textbook:

Getting Started With Google Drive

Word Processing - Google Docs
Lesson 1: Let's Get Word Processing
Lesson 2: Print Options
Lesson 3: Find/Replace and Spell Check
Lesson 4: Selecting Text, Cut/Copy/Paste, Drag/Drop Editing
Lesson 5: Working with Fonts
Lesson 6: Paragraph Indents
Lesson 7: Paragraph Line Spacing
Lesson 8: Paragraph Justification
Lesson 9: Tabs
Lesson 10: Adding a Graphic Object
Lesson 11: Page Settings
Lesson 12: Tables

Spreadsheets - Google Sheets
Lesson 1: Exploring a Spreadsheet
Lesson 2: Simple Formulas and Functions
Lesson 3: Copy Formulas, Insert Columns and Rows
Lesson 4: Max, Min, and Average Functions
Lesson 5: Absolute References
Lesson 6: Format Text and Cells
Lesson 7: Borders and Conditional Formatting, Hide Gridlines
Lesson 8: Formulas Using Dates
Lesson 9: Data Sort
Lesson 10: Create a Chart (Same Worksheet)
Lesson 11: Create a Chart (On Its Own Worksheet)
Lesson 12: Using a Form to Populate a Spreadsheet

Presentations - Google Slides
Lesson 1: Getting Started With Presentations
Lesson 2: Spell Check, Duplicate, Reorder, and Delete Slides
Lesson 3: Images, WordArt, Change Background
Lesson 4: Transitions, Animations, and Viewing Slideshows
Lesson 5: Working with Tables on Slides
Lesson 6: Speaker Notes
Lesson 7: Buttons and Hyperlinks

Graphics - Google Drawings
Lesson 1: Basic Shapes, Lines and Line Styles
Lesson 2: Draw, Duplicate, Rotate and Manipulate Complex Graphic Objects
Lesson 3: Alignment
Lesson 4: Stacking Order

Publication Date:
1500402338 / 9781500402334
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology

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